I was not a good match for this book. Glad to move it off my shelves after it‘s 6 year residency. May it find a better suited match elsewhere. #ontothenextone
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Bamford fans will love this.
Grabbed this from a donated bookshelf at my office six years ago…finally read it this month, thanks to #Roll100 - this is a slow burn story of the aftermath of a private plane crash with two survivors: a “starving artist” and a child of those chartering the flight. How the media twists the focus to make headlines, no matter the cost, no matter the truth. 3.75 ⭐️
You can‘t hold a black flame candle to the original movie, Hocus Pocus. The “All-New Sequel” was cute, but I‘ll choose Dani, Max, Binx, & Allison over any new crew any day. 2.5 🧙🏼♀️
Open-door romance about a witch deciding whether or not she wants to embrace her powers. (The spicy love scenes can be skipped without missing any plot.) Hoffer is a new-to-me author that I know from growing up in Southern NY. I admire her making her author dreams come true & enjoyed seeing glimpses of our home town in her story. 🧙♀️🧙♀️🧙♀️
My September #Roll100 pick - in many ways a love letter to Straub‘s father, who passed a few months after its publication, Straub tells the story of a daughter‘s quest to spend more time with her father…through time travel. Beautiful, touching, a keeper.
#Roll100 pick from earlier this year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Also found this quote amusing (non-spoiler): “I was overjoyed to hear that you may soon favour the world with a miniature copy of yourself, through the kind offices of your esteemed wife - to whom, please send my respectful regards.” Just the formality of the congratulatory wishes.
This was a fun, quick read. All the characters would have benefited from better communication, but it did make the ride more exciting. June #bookspin
Finally read this #BOTMBacklog. Not a fan of Celestine and how she handled her relationships, but I cannot imagine being in her shoes and seeing the life she worked to build with her husband being snatched in an instant of “mistaken identity”.
2 - 2.5 ⭐️ April #doublespin
The story felt clunky and jumpy at times, and let certain subplots floating (ghostlike) in the background, perhaps they‘re addressed further later in the series, but I won‘t be reading to find out. It had the makings of a “pick” in terms of plot, but fell short for me. The tidy ending came abruptly. I got to The End and was surprised as I‘d expected a bit more finale.
I wanted to read this after finishing Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet - to compare true experiences in these internment camps with that of Keiko in her letters to Henry.
Takei‘s childhood experiences were protected in many ways by incredible parents who protected the children. Takei knew that what was happening was wrong, but the parents sheltered their children as best they could. Unfathomable💔
“Memory is a wily keeper of the past…usually dependable, but at times, deceptive.”
Sigh, Gone is a Kindle ebook deal (US) today, 3/26.
Highly recommend this memoir. ⭐️🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼⭐️
My book club‘s selection for April. Truly a story of the bitter and sweet of first love during World War II, when American government deemed it appropriate to imprison Americans of Japanese descent and their families. Just a disappointing moment in American history (one of many…).