How well can we really know our parents? In this modern murder mystery a daughter must untangle her Korean immigrant mother‘s secretive past in the hopes of getting answers to both her mother‘s death and her own life. It kept me guessing until the end.
Litsy has my December #tbr branching out to many books I would otherwise never know to connect with fellow readers here. I think it‘s perfect for this time of year. 😊
Happy to be reading along with #sundaybuddyread / @TheBookHippie and #shesaid / @Riveted_Reader_Melissa as well as reading after #NewYearWhoDis buddies @erinreads and @monalyisha. Also, my #wintergames team #mistletoemaniacs 🎄
This slim 200 page novel packs in so much folklore, history, and action! It was recommended to me by one of my middle schoolers (she‘s normally more of a reluctant reader). Yemaya—a powerful mermaid orisha,Harriet Tubman, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglas, indigenous Americans, enslaved people, and Quakers all have a moment to shine here. Celebrating heroes, compassion, and never giving up seem to be the themes. I loved it all!
I‘m so ready for this! @erinreads Your list looks awesome! I‘m planning on reading Bellweather Rhapsody before the New Year officially starts since a little birdie (. @monalyisha ) told me it connects to Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts. I‘m also planning on reading the memoir you suggested; I don‘t read enough nonfiction. Finally, I loved Migrations by McConaghy. So that‘s on my tbr to be sure! 💗
I will remember the unique premise of this book for a long time and the interspersement of article clippings was clever. I feel like maybe if I was the type to love horror movies a bit more I would have appreciated this book a little better (like I was missing some inside jokes). The humor made me just sad for the characters. Is it unfair for me to be irked when a male writer writes a book with almost entirely abused/tortured female characters?
Yay! Thank you, @Roary47 for the sweet cat puzzle! The cat on the front looks like our Chewy! The treats go purrfectly too. I can‘t wait to try out the masks and my son is already eyeing the candy.
I sure do loooove this sweet and simple swap hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon
Here‘s the sign up/info link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeCLVcYCrG252A3AZYwiLHy4w-HvDSgOg3cSLDd...
I‘ve never sent a swap via Amazon, but it sure was convenient! No photo to send, but my #PuzzleSwap is on its way, @Roary47 ! I couldn‘t resist sending a little extra fun something that goes with it (at least in my mind it does 😂). Of course, it is in two boxes and might get there before your actual puzzle. Think of it as a clue. 💗
My #AlteredNightmareSwap book is so cool! The background above is the splattered end pages and the edges are a cool metallic knife blue. It‘s the perfect book for me because I‘ll be reading this #thriller book in November for #LMPBC—your artwork will be traveling soon! The goodies are awesome too! Thank you, @BookwormAHN! I love it all! 🎃🎃🎃 @LibrarianRyan
Wowza, @MidnightBookGirl ! You sure know how to spoil a fellow Litten! I was reading @wanderinglynn ‘s post about it being the 30th in Japan, and my son (who is usually too cool to bother) ran to get the #HHS package. From dancing solar skeleton to The Raven chocolate bar and pumpkin spice candle to fuzzy socks, there are so many awesome goodies! Then there are also 4 books that look fantastic! You really captured my style! I‘m spoiled. Thank you!
So freaking good! I‘m totally having character withdrawals after finishing this vampire book with a twist (or to or three). It took me a little to warm up to this world where the rules of vampires are very different. But soon I was fully invested in Shori, her symbionts, and the mystery she works to unravel to bring justice for her family.
#Screamathon @4thhouseontheleft thank you for this challenge and leading me to a great book!
Looking for a good, spooky book by a woman of color (like I was for #screamathon)?
Found a great list: https://bookriot.com/horror-books-by-authors-of-color/amp/
🎃It‘s a great time to be on Litsy! #SheSaid #HauntedHollowSwap #AlteredNightmareSwap #Screamathon
🎃 Zucchini, potatoes, leeks, artichokes, butternut squash. . .
🎃 I‘m grateful to be exploring Chicago with my daughter for a couple of days. Never been here before. It‘s wonderful!
Tag: @4thhouseontheleft @LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (I‘m thankful for you all keeping us talking on Litsy!)
My Altered Nightmare Swap book arrived today! Now I just need to ignore it until opening day! 😅 #ANS @LibrarianRyan @BookwormAHN
P.S. Mine is in the works. Testing out techniques on old notebooks first. I‘d underestimated how scary altering a book (especially one I like) can be!
Book: Sci-fi graphic novel set in a dystopian world where humans are stuffed onboard a massive train. The outside is certain death. The inside is ranked by an unequal class system. What could go wrong? 🚈
Show: Couldn‘t find the movie, but TNT has a new adaptation that‘s well-cast and gives more of a backstory than the book. Definitely feels like the book was just a sketch that the show makes flesh. 😳😅
😅 I was looking for a “Reading is my favorite sport” tee for a spirit day next week and ended up with this one too. 🤦🏻♀️
Just came in and I like it a lot. 😊 Thanks, algorithms!
1. Paris, London, Vancouver
2. Mani/Pedis and Reading!
3. Sister Outsider (reading for #SheSaid. It‘s great!)
4. Three day weekends, my family, my students, traveling, Ted Lasso, #sundaybuddyread. . .
1. I like jack o‘lanterns but lately it‘s been too hot even in October for them here (they rot in a day—ew)🤷🏻♀️
2. I do like socks (size large)🧦
3. 💜💙❤️ 🖤
4. Infinity scarves and blankets are awesome
5. I‘m a sucker for everything bookish!
7. I like hats on others but don‘t wear them myself.
Dueling gentlemen magicians, powerful witches, familiars, fairies, disrupted social structures, race, and politics all combine in this ultimately fun novel. Cho (pictured above) is a great world builder who gives a new spin on this sub genre. Magic is not just for old white men in this fantasy‘s version of regency England.
Book + Creativity + Art + Litsy Swap = Fun!
Check out #AlteredNightmareSwap It‘s an all ages swap with a personalized twist! Thanks, @LibrarianRyan for setting this up!
Info/Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx9Qvwa6XyiCixcOReMNpArCRVxgu0NExb...
I keep hearing the new Lizzo/Cardi B song (Rumors) and thinking that Amanda Montell could write a whole (highly entertaining and supportive) chapter on it: https://youtu.be/4P9XUrniiK4
Always interesting to see what makes the cut and what doesn‘t get a mention (No House on the Cerulean Sea, um, hello?)😂 But I still found some to add to my tbr list here! https://www.npr.org/2021/08/18/1027159166/best-books-science-fiction-fantasy-pas...
1. Lately I‘m just a little better than 50/50😂
2. So many series… Wayfarers, Simon Snow, Grishaverse are the first to come to mind.
3. I love when a collection of very different types form a sort of family
4. Today I‘m grateful for my family, students, walks, books, and Litsy of course!
Hey Litsy! My son is in 7th grade and loves Tokyo Ghoul and Demon Slayer. However, he‘s feeling like reading a novel because he burns through the mangas so fast. He needs a book for free reading time at school. Any suggestions?
1. Silence for the Dead, Wordslut, The Last Thing he Told Me
2. It doesn‘t have to be happy, but it really needs a true ending or that book is getting thrown!
3. Cells: An Owner‘s Handbook
This book is rubbing me the wrong way. . . It just feels wrong that the main character is a scientist way in the future obsessed with her boyfriend. I mean I‘m 3 chapters in and 90% of it is about how much she loves him and how he surprised her with a proposal. It feels disingenuous.
Maybe I‘ve been reading too much Becky Chambers and just expect more than traditional gender roles from my distant future books now… 😂
Is sci-fi futuristic cozies a genre? This new book by Becky Chambers is so sweet with lovable characters and an interesting premise.
What if robots had long ago revolted and chose to live serenely in nature? What if a job of the future is offering small comforts like a free cup of tea and listening to strangers? Just a nice read cover to cover. I can‘t wait for the next book in the series!
Ok, random… Hubby just caught this cool, big katydid in the yard. We‘ve lived here for 10 years and never seen one! I love cool bugs (especially when they are safely in a jar).😂 I have named him Leaf Erickson.
What‘s the best (most readable) nonfiction book on insects?
This book tells the story of a little girl from Syria beautifully and mostly in images. It had me searching for more on the book‘s real life namesake, a legendary Syrian queen. There are so few stories told of real life women leaders from ancient times! Ultimately though, this book is about a nation in turmoil and the human costs. I loved this sweet, sad, inspiring book!
I finished Hail Mary, Midnight Library, and Zenobia this week. Started Hacking Engagement (teaching ideas book) and am continuing Silence of the Dead for #sundaybuddyread.
My camping group growing up loved the scary man with the hook stories too. Scared the beejeebus out of us kids. 😅 My daughter loved to sing Girl Scout songs around the campfire. Lots of good memories.
#LitsySummerCamp has been so much fun, @ImperfectCJ ! Thank you!
#LitsySummerCamp Day 5
Breezy, cloudy morning during my audiowalk before work. Glad to have some time outside first. Only administrators would think a full day of meetings is the perfect way to kick off a school year for staff! 😅
The clouds (at the top) formed an eerie face—perfect for the audiobook ghost story accompanying my walk #sundaybuddyread! 👻
Bookmarks are on their way to you, @Sweetkokoro, @cwarnier and @NikkiM5 They should be there soon! (Hey Nicole, I also mailed off a couple of postcards for you. I couldn‘t find any local bookmarks, but I thought postcards would make good bookmarks too. 🤷🏻♀️🥰)
Camp Watford! Simon Snow would be an awesome camp counselor. The campers would all love him (even if occasionally he forgot to take them to a scheduled activity). Baz Grimm-Pitch, on the other hand, would never go to camp. His clothes are much too nice for that. Agatha Wellbelove would be in charge of the horses. Penelope Bunce would be the camp director.
#LitsySummerCamp * @ImperfectCJ
Getting into the arts and crafts spirit here at #LitsySummerCamp (aka Camp DontWannaMakeDinner)! I‘m not usually a craft person but you talented Littens have inspired me to decorate some pots for my new teaching partners to kick off the new school year. Goodness know my pothos plants are more than willing to supply the plantings! Wish me luck! (Audiobook tagged) @ImperfectCJ