I‘m combining #firstlinefriday & #bannedbooks2021 today. First line: He‘d stopped trying to bring her back. Reasons book is challenged: #offensivelanguage #vileprofanity #coarselanguage #sexuality #readbannedbooks kids!
I DNF‘d this one at 14%.
After all the BS happening this past week in Texas, reading how a female character is a shitty human because she wanted an abortion just rubs me the wrong way. There are a million ways to show or tell us (this author loves to tell rather than show) someone is rotten, but this is the way you decide to go? 🤬 #romance #romantsy
So, I bailed & the author is going on my do not bother reading list. 🤷🏼♀️
What a fun read. It‘s like Mary Poppins shows up in Regency England and saves this family from all their bad decisions and gives them all what they really want at the end. HEAs for all!
*Now, their is antisemitism (think Fagin and Shylock) that knocked me out of the story. So be prepared for that. Due to this nonsense, I gave this book 3.5 stars rather than 4.5.
TJR is hit or miss for me, but this is a definite hit. It‘s a fab beach read. I mean, how can it not be? TJR tells us from the jump that there is gonna be a fire. And I think she does a great job of ratcheting up that tension. Nina‘s story arc is good & I like how it pays off. The big ‘80s teen movie party is….fine. But there is one thing that Bothers me enough that I must rant about it. It‘s a spoiler, so I‘ll stick it in the comments.
What I‘m reading today for my virtual book club.
It‘s another so so retelling of the Hades & Persephone myth. 🤷🏼♀️ I found it all to be rather flat. #YMMV. Is it tacky to suggest a better retelling in a review?
Another Harry Potter collection of stories. Except this time the books are by J.K. Rowling. The books are a mixed bag. I like some more than others. Fantastic Beasts & Beedle the Bard are great fun to read. But Quidditch Through the Ages was a boring and confusing. I really think Rowling had a difficult time figuring out quidditch and how it works in the books and it shows in Quidditch Through the Ages.
I really like this cookbook. It‘s readable and lovely and full of good information that has improved my cooking. I give it 5 Stars. Samin Nosrat‘s voice is so strong and fun to read. It really is like watching the Netflix series based on this cookbook. And the illustrations are just fantastic. So it totally makes sense to me that this book is highly rated on GoodReads. I‘m looking forward to re-reading and trying the recipes in the coming months.