Re-reading before Carrie Soto gets here tomorrow. Yay for new Taylor Jenkins Reid! #newbookday
It‘s amazing what a week away from technology can do to supercharge your reading life! This is what I managed to get through in that week, and I feel like my concentration is improved as a result of it. And the tagged book…ah-mazing! 😍 #techvacation #thriller
Yay for new Blake Crouch! His books are always page-turners. I can't wait! 📚🎉
I wasn't really enjoying the book much until this chapter. Mr. Collins is such a condescending bastard that I'm angry *for* Lizzy. I actually laughed out loud at her father's response here. 😂
OMG OMG OMG! #droughtlander is finally over! My daughter and I took the day off of #homeschooling to have our own little #readathon to celebrate! First, an early morning trip to the bookstore (she's excited about the recent release of Marissa Meyer's new book "Gilded"), now we get a full day of reading. Yay!! #outlander #raisingreaders
I ordered this book (specifically the 40th anniversary edition) from eBay for my daughter's birthday recently. The seller sent me the current edition I could have bought for cheaper on Amazon. 😡 Do any of you wonderful Littens know where I could get my hands on this version, for a reasonable price? I've been Googling and trolling eBay for a month now, but I can't find it. My daughter is a super fan and I would really love to get this for her. TIA
"Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, abiding air of earned have, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her, perhaps because the other American cities she knew well had all smelled distinctly." - Holy marathon sentence, Batman! #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl
Coming up with #3Books that made me uncomfortable was pretty hard. I'm just not made uncomfortable that easily in my reading. These two books definitely did it though. The tagged book because of the subject matter and A Little Life because it was just so, so brutal. I actually had to just put it down for a bit a couple of times to take a break from all the sadness. Still, it's one of my favorite books from the past several years. ❤️💔
Why yes, my daughter is sniffing her new book. 😂 We just got a huge, fun shipment from Book Outlet. I haven't ordered from them since they were Book Closeouts. It felt like Christmas! #booksniffer #raisingreaders #bookhaul
I think I've read almost every ex-FLDS biography out there, but this one was still worth the read. It was fascinating (and disturbing!) to hear about Warren Jeffs from his own daughter.
All of these for $3? Yes please! I haven't read #petsematary since it first came out, so it's time for a re-read to see how it holds up. The poetry is for #homeschool and the others are because I canceled my #BoTM membership earlier this year, so I've missed a lot of their picks. Thank you to whoever dropped them off at my library's book sale! Their loss is my gain! 😉💗
I'd rather have this in hardcover, but didn't want to spend the money (too many book hauls lately! #sorrynotsorry 😉), so I'm thrilled that I got my library hold so quickly. Hold times have gotten so crazy lately that less than a month seems positively speedy! I'm looking forward to what sounds like a throwback to the Stephen King of old. 📚❤️
Blast from the past, anyone?? I found this when cleaning out my closet. It's a Love's Baby Soft beach towel I've had since I was about 10. 😱
The #bookhaul was from a Half Price Books run with my daughter. She bought more than I did!! Maybe I'll post her haul too. It's so much fun #raisingreaders ❤️❤️❤️
So far, I'm loving the books in Amazon's new "forward collection". They're all super fast reads, and this one was so good I'm sorry it's over. If you like speculative fiction and are interested in AI and superintelligence (and don't easily have nightmares!), this one's for you. So chilling!!
Is anyone else a #gamer as well as a reader? I used to kind of hide it, as some people see it as childish, or a guy thing or whatever, but now I'm too old to care! I love this bookshelf; the juxtaposition of my game guides right next to my classics (they're to the right on this shelf) sums me right up. 😜 Now, back to Borderlands! #gamergirl
Happy hour at #starbucks means happy juice for my reading time, and more for breakfast tomorrow. 🥰 Healthy? Nope. #noregrets 😜 I just finished the tagged book, and it was OK, but honestly I expected more from a Kerry Lonsdale book. I could see any twists coming from a mile away. Meh.
As an introverted book nerd, I loved this book! It was a quick, fun read. I found the protagonist, Nina, super relatable, and I thoroughly enjoyed Abbi Waxman's writing style, as usual. This just cemented her place on my insta-buy list. ❤️ #summerreading
I'm at the Falkirk chapter, in the little kirk on the hill, and I just had to stop and take a break. There are people around, and there's no way I can read without turning into a sobbing puddle of jelly. 😥😭 I keep telling myself the characters aren't real, but it's no use. The writing is just that good. ❤️💔 #outlander #reread #evenbetterthethirdtime
Re-reading this for the fourth or fifth time. ? I have my "read while eating and don't care if I get food on the pages" copy and my beloved signed version, for reading with clean hands only. ? #outlander #favoriteauthors #reread
Oh. My. Gosh. I just read this book in two sittings! From the cover blurb it sounded just ok, so after buying it on release day (Blake Crouch is an insta-buy) I set it aside until I felt ready to tackle it. Then I couldn't put it down! I've enjoyed Blake Crouch books since the beginning, but the past two books have really blown me away!
Please let the phrase "doodle containment" become a thing! ??? Between the continued use of "doodle" and the way they "perform sexual intercourse", this is pretty much the least erotic sex scene I've ever read! Absolutely loving the book so far, but come on...Neal Stephenson couldn't come up with anything better than "perform sexual intercourse"?? ?
I just read this entire thing in bed tonight, while trying not to wake hubby with my "damn, that thing is bright as the sun!" book light. It was a fast read, but not really my thing. The Lincoln parts were interesting, but the nattering spirits, despite the unique format, were dull dull dull. It was like "The Breakfast Club" for dead people. And I didn't like "The Breakfast Club". ? #unpopularopinion
I finished this about 60 seconds ago, and I'm still choked up from that last line. This one had #allthefeels - and what a ride it was. The author brought the characters and the band so vividly to life that I kept wishing I could hear the songs they were talking about, or pull up a YouTube video of a concert appearance. This one deserves all the stars. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟