Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon

Joined May 2016

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Onto the next audiobook in the lineup... 600+ “pages” of cotton history. Hopefully interesting! Starting out good discussing a history of war capitalism, land expropriation and slavery.

review
Cosmos_Moon
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image
Pickpick

“Let‘s let one and other in...” love this. Michelle Obama is an amazing authentic woman who made real impacts in her role as FLOTUS, remained a supportive wife and mother for her family, and even through her reluctance of being in the public eye and politics. This book multiplied my already great respect and admiration for Michelle and the entire Obama family. An inspirational real American story 💙

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

The last part of Mental detailing Jaime‘s research of lithium has piqued my interest of the Bolivian salt flats. I had no idea! So cool!

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Listening to Poe and reading about the second manic episode on a beautiful sunny day.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Starting this today. I had ordered it a few months ago, and just got to other books first. Pleasantly surprised to find this lovely bookmark from the seller. Maybe a calm before the storm? Here we go, into a potential world of chaos and insanity!

review
Cosmos_Moon
Glass Soup | Jonathan Carroll
post image
Pickpick

Recent imagery of thin ice shattering on Lake Michigan is what I would imagine glass soup as. I‘m still not sure what Leni meant when she holds up the sign to those at the funeral, or what Vincent understands it to be, but like all the Jonathan Carroll books I‘ve read, it was good, confusing, made me think and imagine the weirdest things, gave me weird dreams, and I really enjoyed the read!

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Glass Soup | Jonathan Carroll
post image

Jonathan Carroll is so weird. Love his books though. I asked the librarian when I was checking this out if she‘s ever read any of his books. She said no. I said the best way I could describe his writing is like reading Salvador Dali in a novel. A bit of humor splashed in as well 😂 a toupee lifter!

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Becoming | Michelle Obama
post image

Listening to Michelle Obama narrate this story on my drive to work this week has me in tears pretty much daily. It is SO GOOD!

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Untitled | Anonymous
post image

Like @revellbooks and get free books! Check out their page to see how.

review
Cosmos_Moon
Thornhill | Pam Smy
post image
Pickpick

A book read to my boys. I think I enjoyed it more than them, although they were mostly engaged, my 8-yo said he didn‘t like it much at the end, and my 6-yo was playing his spelling game for school... not as much as a hit as the last graphic novel we read. I, however, think it is a gem.

review
Cosmos_Moon
The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
post image
Mehso-so

This was okay. Better toward the end, but I just couldn‘t get into it the way I do with a really good book. It had a feel a bit like Animal Farm. A metaphor for dictatorship and those who are not supposed to ask questions of their leadership.

4 likes1 stack add
blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Untitled | Anonymous
post image

Have a great day!

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

This was so good! The narrator was amazing, her voice was perfect for this difficult story, and loved the changes of voices for mama, baba, Zainab and all the other characters. Such a good memoir and quite a personal peek behind the curtain of Saddam, his family and regime. In tears so many times while driving and listening. So wonderful what this author has done for the world.

Cosmos_Moon May need to read the book again later, I loved it so much. 4w
1 comment
review
Cosmos_Moon
Cosmo's Moon | Devin Scillian
post image
Pickpick

Sweet little children‘s book about a boy‘s love for the moon. I didn‘t realize this was a book until finding my Litsy handle namesake here. My boys‘ names are Cosmo & Moon. I ordered the book from amazon and came with a lovely autographed inscription from the illustrator to Callie. Looked up the illustrator, and he is the illustrator of Harry Potter books, too. How cool! Hope Callie doesn‘t miss her book. I love it!

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
post image

My husband actually said he misses those orange and black Halloween taffies 🤢 also in college organic chem we made some banana scent that filled the chemistry corridor with banana odor. It was wholly chemically derived, and the smell matches the taste of these banana taffies! Maybe the bees would enjoy when they‘re starving through the onset of winter 🌺🐝🍭🍬🍫

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
The Bees: A Novel | Laline Paull
post image

I had to find out why... how... a queen becomes royalty. It is the royal jelly that gives them ovaries... https://youtu.be/m_SlH3Uwslc

review
Cosmos_Moon
The Marvels | Brian Selznick
post image
Pickpick

Once again Brian Selznick has amazed me & my boys with a fabulous story based on a unique history. I love the pictures & text, with magic & history. This story covers some really tough topics, which my 6 and 8 year olds are not quite ready to get the full reality about but give a good baseline for empathy of the topics. They asked a lot of tough questions while I was reading, too. “That‘s what life is [...] miracles and sadness, side by side.”

review
Cosmos_Moon
Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
post image
Pickpick

Great novel that gives the reader a first person perspective of how slippery of a slope addiction can be. What we can‘t answer is why it happens to some and not others under seemingly similar circumstances. I‘m afraid I may have seen a cryptic Facebook post from an old friend that he may have lost his little brother to this disease yesterday. His other brother gone earlier this year. Unfathomable how I am seeing addiction claim lives this year.

2 likes1 stack add
blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
post image

Noticing the dualities in life... two sides of the same coin.. of the half-eaten Sponge Bob ice cream? Who we are with different people, and how much we each let others see of ourselves. Reminds me a bit of college philosophy: What is true self? How is what we portray to others not our true self?

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Just finished this audio book on my commute learning more about the depths of addiction. Good narrator and excellent memoir based research by Johnston.

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Interesting take on how our family history affects our psyche, how we address our family‘s past to resolve issues in our own lives.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Thanks tomorrow‘s Page-a-Day Women‘s History calendar page for the suggestion! Looks really interesting! Love memoirs.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Cosmo's Moon | Devin Scillian
post image

❤️New Orleans. 🧡36. 💛borrowing from the library, used book sales and books my mom sends me after she reads. 💚married. 💙she. 💜my kids names & Moonstruck.

review
Cosmos_Moon
Son | Lois Lowry
post image
Pickpick

Just found out that my favorite book in middle school now had sequels! I had always wondered what happened to Jonas & Gabriel. So glad a friend told me about these. Didn‘t know Gathering Blue was the second book and listens to this first, but seems like they may meet in the middle somewhere. Looking forward to the other 2 books in this series (out of order)!

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Searching to make sense of our lives... interesting outlooks so far.

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Lovely sad story of how sisters share a life filled with loss and hardships, and their love for each other. Focused mostly around Jane and Grace, and three unwanted pregnancies, twisting through time and parallels from the eyes of several characters. Loved it!

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Good daily read with meditations and actions for a daily theme. Let this sit on my desk a while, because I thought the cover was pretty obnoxious and thought, “30 days... not possible. How does she know?” Well, while I may not be beaming yellow smiley faces everywhere, I did like the daily thoughts for life, and may be a smidge feeling better after reading this each day. May look into Sciortino‘s other books.

2 likes1 stack add
review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Trying to understand this horrible disease that has touched my life & broken my heart in unimaginable ways this year. 2 funerals, dropped a family member off at detox, another coming out of her 90 day rehab is now living in a sober home on naltrexone 150+ days sober. I am so scared for them & hope everyday they can get past this & live their best lives. I don‘t want to lose anyone else too soon. Hard to balance the line between help & enabling.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Amused by these books... adding to my TBR just for fun! Awesome they have 4.5 stars on Amazon and 100% on Litsy 🤣

review
Cosmos_Moon
Dope Sick | Walter Dean Myers
post image
Pickpick

Interesting format and perspective. I think a younger demographic would enjoy more than I did, but still pretty okay. I‘m tagging as a pick to give the book some points, but I‘d say just okay 👍

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Tomi Adeyemi has created an amazing world and complex characters in this book. I love Zélie as the strong leading woman of the story and her relationships with her brother, Amari and Inan. I can‘t wait to read the next segment of the story and what other works of art result from this awesome story!

bookladyreads I could not get into this book, which was disappointing because I had it on my tbr for a long time. But I really didn't like this book. I'm not sure if it's because the book just wasn't my cup of tea or because I was still on a total high after reading Daisy Jones & The Six. 3mo
Cosmos_Moon Huh... I‘ve not heard of that book. I‘ll have to check it out. I‘ll admit for me the first few chapters were a bit slow when Amari was in the palace & I‘m not usually a big fantasy reader, but once she escaped and met up with Zèlie, I was flying through it. Curious about the animal names, I googled them & found they‘re making a move & a 2nd book is coming out in December this year. So that made me excited. I enjoy seeing movie interpretations. 3mo
Cosmos_Moon It‘s not much of a spoiler... also really liked the author‘s note at the end. (edited) 3mo
15 likes3 comments
review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Just finished listening to this on my way in to work this morning. I read Nathaniel Rich‘s King Zeno last year and loved it. Narrator on this book was good and enjoyed it at 1.5x speed - gave it the great urgency the characters experienced throughout the story. Loved the nerdy numbers/quant and the bit of crazy. Great “read” 🤓🚙📖 #recommendsday

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Just cried like a baby in the last hour of reading this book. Grief, love, remembrance and celebration of a loved one‘s life beautifully told in this story.

Cosmos_Moon @DuetForever I think you might like this book for a good cry. I was bawling. 2mo
DuetForever Thank you @Cosmos_Moon I will put it in the queue 2mo
2 likes2 comments
blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

I have been listening to Home Podcast and looking forward to Holly Whitaker's book... I guess you could say I'm “sober curious”... not that I abuse substances/alcohol really, but considering not drinking anymore and seeing what that life feels like. Book comes out in December. Dropping this link here as well to add some more books to my “to read“ list from Holly's blog https://www.hipsobriety.com/home/2018/12/27/the-books-that-made-me-in-2018

review
Cosmos_Moon
The Glass Eye: A Memoir | Jeannie Vanasco
post image
Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story, but didn‘t much care for the narration. I thought it was an electronic playback, text recognition, but it says it was read by a person, also named Jeannie, with an “i”, lowercase. She sounded like a robot to me which was distracting for a bit. Interesting memoir and format.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

Day 4: “When we develop peace within us, and guard it carefully, it will not be diminished or destroyed by external circumstances.” And “[...] to keep our peace we must find a healthy balance between excepting where we are today and our hopes for where we want to be in our future.”

review
Cosmos_Moon
Home | Toni Morrison
post image
Pickpick

Beautiful story. Another one in a theme I‘ve been unknowingly finding of siblings‘ love, and of lost and found.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
post image

Disappearing!!!! Nooooooooooo! Half the page is missing! How can I go on!???

BarbaraBB Huh? I‘ve never seen that before! 4mo
Cosmos_Moon @BarbaraBB it was sad, but I just guessed... then there was another page! Leafed through and I think it‘s only two pages 😕 4mo
Cosmos_Moon Turned out to be a good story, and only parts of two pages were missing. 3mo
2 likes1 stack add3 comments
review
Cosmos_Moon
Bathing the Lion | Jonathan Carroll
post image
Pickpick

Although not my favorite Jonathan Carroll book, still amazingly imaginative and a lighter read I needed after some personal life stress and following up a Khaled Hosseini book. Jonathan Carroll always amazes me with his fantastical writing. It took me a bit to get into (the beginning is a bit of a drag) and I was a bit disappointed with the ending and wanted more, but I guess it has to end somewhere. Overall good!

review
Cosmos_Moon
And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
post image
Pickpick

I love Khaled Hosseini‘s stories. Can‘t control the tears on any of them. This one a beautiful story of siblings lost and found. Never losing hope, but never quite winning either.

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

A beautiful story of existential lost and found, past and present (they are different but the same), part dual memoir, part science fiction, part spiritual journey and a dash of quantum physics. I loved this book!

review
Cosmos_Moon
Nutshell | Ian McEwan
post image
Pickpick

“The rest is chaos.” Interesting perspective of a mother-son relationship, while in-utero. Overall good read with artful use of language. Now I‘m sitting in the car with my boys, listening to Fiona Apple‘s “The Child is Gone”.

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image
blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

I have not read this book but want to share Susan Larson‘s radio show/ podcast ”The Reading Life” linked here. I love the show and always find inspiration to read from her lovely reviews of books, recommendations and guests. I highly recommend! Linked here or search for the podcast 🤗📚📖 https://www.wwno.org/programs/reading-life

review
Cosmos_Moon
The Summer Demands | Deborah Shapiro
post image
Pickpick

A book that gives advice & perspective through its characters. Uncomfortable moments & uneasy resolve with best friends that come into life at the right times & unsure if they‘ll be back again. Also, so much reminded me of the summer camp I went to from 7-19 years old, working the ranks of camper, counselor, staff. Recalling dynamics of older girls, weeklong best friends, the lake, rec hall, arts cabin from an “adult” woman perspective ❤️Camp

blurb
Cosmos_Moon
Lanny: A Novel | Max Porter
post image

So, I‘ve had a few beers tonight. More than usual since I had knee surgery last month. Also earlier, I picked this book up at the library today, brought it home, and now I‘m reading this. Kinda fun and strange, and really enjoying!

8 likes1 stack add
review
Cosmos_Moon
House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
post image
Pickpick

Been meaning to finish this one for a while. Put it down because it‘s so crazy, I felt like I was loosing it, too. So glad I took it off the shelf. Multiple bookmarks needed.

1 stack add
blurb
Cosmos_Moon
The Feminine Mystique | Betty Friedan
post image

Just got the other book I ordered, as inspired from my women‘s history page-a-day calendar. I think it‘s the original edition. I love old books!

1 stack add
blurb
Cosmos_Moon
post image

So my mom got me a “page-a-day” calendar of women‘s history. Normally I am not good at keeping up with these, but have it on my desk at work and have been reading them while I eat lunch. This has resulted in adding at least 2 books to my reading so far this year, including this one today on the birthday of Lydia Maria Child. Wonderfully, this ebook is free on google books! https://books.google.com/books?id=-QITAAAAIAAJ&pg=PP9#v=onepa...

review
Cosmos_Moon
post image
Pickpick

Searching my home library I found this surprise old gem! Pleasantly surprised by a brief biography of Rimbaud and some very interesting prose & poetry. Want to read more of and about this odd fellow. The end includes a selective bibliography of books in English, although I wish I could read French!