I took a moment during the Read a thon to knock out a category for the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. I read this for the manga category. It was a bit choppy to me and a bit hard to follow at times. I don't know if it was a manga thing or if it was just this manga. Overall, it was OK, but not compelling enough for me to get the next volume from the library. #readathon #deweyoctober #readharder
Max and I are participating in the Dewey's Readathon!
1) Maryland, USA
2) ME: Nimona and Max: Miscalculations of Lightning Girl.
3) Pumpkin Dump Cake
4) My other hobby is photography. Max does martial arts and acrobatic gymnastics.
5) I didn't make it to the grocery store or library yesterday, so we are working with what we have in the house this time. Hopefully that will result in a reduction of the TBR.
#deweyoct #readathon #deweysreadathon2019
Finished my second book for Dewey's Reverse Readathon. This was a great mystery. I liked the character and the atmosphere of the setting. The mystery was good - I did not guess the culprit until I was supposed to, yet after the reveal I can see the clues were there. Will definitely put the next one in the series on my TBR. #reversereadathon #deweysreadathon
This was a very powerful read for me. It was not an easy read, Solomon presents a brutal situation. However nothing felt gratuitous to me. The characters were interesting and diverse. Despite the diversity, none of the primary characters felt like a stereotype. I also liked that despite all the darkness presented in the novel - the author does give the reader a glimmer of hope.
This one was a bit slower than the other books in Sanderson‘s Cosmere.The characters are great though and the world building is fantastic.
Max is listening to Life, the Universe and Everything while snacking on gummy worms and red Gatorade (hence the red mustache) for the #readathon. He wanted me to post this picture for the “A Book and a Snack” mini-challenge. #RATbooksnack #deweysreadathon
Here we go! My first book in the #readathon will be In the Stacks by Scott Lynch. It is a short novella that is not available in the Litsy database, but I loved The Lies if Locke Lamora so I am looking forward to reading more by this author. #deweysreadathon
I really liked this book. It was nice reading about older women where the characters were complex and showed growth. I have found myself really drawn to books set in post apartheid South Africa lately. It also filled a requirement for the Read Harder Challenge - book with a female protagonist over 60. #readharder
Not the kind of book I usually pick up, but I have a challenge where I am reading books recommended by President Obama. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed listening to this story about a recently widowed mother in 1960s Ireland. The audio book narrator (Fiona Shaw) was excellent.
I really enjoyed reading this closed room mystery set on a generation space ship. It kept me turning the pages and guessing how it would be resolved.
Although I really liked the movie with Gene Wilder, I liked the book even more.