This was the cutest holiday book!
#Libraryhaul Got 3 for me and 2 for my youngest, one of which is based on Greta Thunberg. Ready for bedtime!
This has been a long hard year. I made an ultimate life decision in February: I left the newspaper where I had been editor for almost 10 yrs. The stress was too much. It was taking a toll on my health. I know so many things about the seemingly normal ppl in this town that I cant even look at them the same. Now I'm a cashier in a grocery store. And when I get the what are you doing here questions I just smile. I'm happy. That's what I'm doing.
This has been a super slow reading year for me. I'll finish out 2018 with only 38 books to my name 😢 Usually my goal is 75 to 100 (depending on the length of books chosen). Alas, maybe 2019 will be better! Two of my favorites this year were Bird Box and Head Full of Ghosts!
At first I wasnt sure about this book. I mean, it sounded like so many I'd read before (same premise, same characters). But then something happened and it roped me in so deep I'm still thinking about the story days later. Secrets, small town gossip, and so much more! I think I've found a new fave author!
This book kept me up late learning all these poor murdered families' names. I have to say, it gets a bit boring as the author walks you thru the history of DNA and fingerprinting, but the fact that they solved the crime is amazing!
June was a slow reading month for me. Between work (it was county fair time) and just not reading anything that captured my attention, I didnt get very far in my reading.
Still reading book 4 of GoT and the 1st book of The Gunslinger. Started reading The Other Wes Moore and The Man From the Train. Both are really good and have brought me out of my slump.
Here's to a better July! #readharder
1. A cabin somewhere in a forest near the mountains alongside a nice stream. Lots of trees. No people.
2. Well. My husband does. I can't grow anything!
3. Yes! My favorite are my hand drawn bookmarks from my daughter.
4. Eh, depends on what has to be done...
5. Every chore!
Has anyone used the Libby app? My librarian signed me up for it and I'm a little disappointed. It seems to have cheesy romance books and a bunch of other things I'd never read....maybe I'm not searching right? Youre supposed to be able to track your reading too, but I haven't figured out how. Tips appreciated!
Man. I have had a slooowww reading month since about the end of May. I've hardly read at all this month. Still working thru book 4 of GoT and The Gunslinger. Just grabbed this one 👆 from the library, hoping it'll pull me out of my slump!
1. Ice Cream! I've never really liked popsicles, but I'd eat one if it's hot enough.
2. Beach Beach Beach! Although we're 4 hrs from the nearest one. We usually go to the lake #countrylife
3. Strawberries! With a little whipped cream
4. Depends. I love traveling but I also love staying home.
5. Print! I've never listened to audio books (my mind wanders) and I dont like eBooks (i need to feel the book and smell its pages).
This is so hard (and I know I'm a day late lol) but I've narrowed it down:
1. The Passage trilogy by Justin Cronin
2. I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb
3. It by Stephen King or Duma Key
4. Game of Thrones by GRRM
5. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
#manictuesday #isthatathing #allthebooks
Just bought it yesterday and already finished. This book scared the shit out of me...and you never really know why! I hope he writes a follow up. This would be a great series! Until then, I am suggesting this book to everyone!
Happy Mother's Day to me! I took a much-needed day off today so my husband and I went to Barmes and Noble and Olive Garden for lunch. It's so hard for me to choose books when shopping for them bc I get so overwhelmed and want ALL the books! #bookhaul #mothersday
Just read an article about Fox picking up this series for fall. Went to IMDB to check cast and found they had made two different characters into one character! What? You can't do that! Shauna was a prostitute. Babcock was a huge part of this book....and a man! I am so frustrated right now.
Yall. Look what my dad found at a dumpster at his work! This and a bunch of other books, including a 1935 dictionary and A Midsummer Nights Dream. What is wrong with people?!
So it's taken me months to get this far. I think I've been reading this book since January....Usually I can fly right thru King's novels, but this one....I just don't know. It's good, then it's boring, then it's good, then it's boring. Right now it's GOOD. I am really liking Johnny Smith (I actually went to high school with a Johnny Smith...no psychic ability though), but feel awful for him bc of that coma and what he came back with.
I am sitting here at an incredibly boring city council meeting wondering if it would be unprofessional to whip out my book 🤔
How does Stephen King write so well? I only wish I could one day be as prolific a writer. Duma Key blew my ass away! Great characters, nice little ghost story, lots of scary moments. As I continue reading through King's novels (in order) I am now reading The Dead Zone and Firestarter.
I got Sansa Stark, altho I really don't know much abt her yet!
Loving the artwork in this book! The story is slow going, but sucked me in almost immediately. There are A LOT of names to keep straight and who rules what, but I love it. I wish I hadn't waited so long to start this series.
I think I just found my new favorite King book! I love when his books circle around and everything is wrapped up neat and tidy in the end. And despite the fact that Ralph Roberts is old enough to be my grandpa, I love him. He's my new hero♡
This book was magnificent. At times sickening, at times maddening, and at times understandable. I've spent my workday googling everything I can think of to learn more about the child and his family, as well as the murderer and his family. I wish the author had included photos in the book, but I understand why she didn't. What I just realized while searching for Jeremy's grave is he was born only 1 yr after me - had he lived, he'd be my age now.
The editors of this book better be glad this won't be used in a trial. JEREMY is the victim. RICKY is the murderer. I find it hard to believe this was overlooked.
Just started this earlier and so far I'm hooked. I enjoy true crime, but I guess I didn't realise this would be such a close-to-home story abt a 6-year-old boy being murdered by a neighbor. Every place discussed in the killers part of the story I know well from having friends and family who live in Louisiana.
I gotta finally give this one up. I feel like I'm just forcing myself to read it at this point. I don't care abt any of the characters, although I do like Jude for some reason. Maybe bc I keep picturing him as Danzig....either way, even Danzig isn't enough to make me keep going!