Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Lynnsoprano

Lynnsoprano

Joined July 2016

blurb
Lynnsoprano
Down a Dark River | Karen Odden
post image

I‘ve had this on my Kindle for a few months now. I‘ve enjoyed the author‘s previous books, and now she‘s begun a series with this book. It‘s off to a good start.

review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

A very readable account of a terrifying few days. The amount of research that went into this is impressive, as is the quantity of detail. Yet the author tells the story on a very human level. I lived through the Cuban missile crisis, but I learned a lot reading this. A definite recommendation.

review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

I read this after watching the latest season of Bridgerton and, much as I liked the show, the book is better. I didn‘t feel that way about season one and the first book. I enjoy these characters and the dynamics between them. The book is fun and a diversion, which is what I think it‘s meant to be. The series is an alternate reality, and that‘s okay. I‘ve read reviews that intimate that you must take one side or the other. I disagree 👇

Lynnsoprano I think you can enjoy both, realizing that they are two different methods of telling a story, and different views as to what‘s important in the story. I also thought it was appropriate to include a picture of a bee that I took on this morning‘s walk-only because it intrigued me 😄 2w
CoffeeNBooks Great picture! 2w
KristiAhlers I guess I need to watch this show! And I need to re-read these books. I read them all years ago when they first came out. Julia Quinn has always been an automatic buy for me. 2w
See All 7 Comments
Cathythoughts Oh nice pic 💫 2w
Dragon Is this a magnolia? Beautiful photo 💚🐉 2w
Lynnsoprano @Dragon Yes it is! 2w
DawnG I LOVE Bridgerton!! I really enjoyed the first 2 books. 1w
50 likes7 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#two4Tuesday

1. Usually one physical book and a loaded Kindle

2. Always.

TheSpineView Thanks for playing!🌞 2w
29 likes1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

I‘m grateful that hubby hasn‘t returned this to the library yet. Since Covid has gifted me with reading time I hadn‘t planned on, I‘m looking forward to seeing if this is as good as he said it is.

Dragon My mom told me she was so frightened during the Cuban missile crisis - should be a very interesting read. 💚🐉 2w
Lynnsoprano @Dragon I was in 6th grade, and I remember it very clearly. I remember everyone asking if we were within range of the missiles. 2w
Dragon It‘s frightening how close we came. Let‘s hope it never happens again 🤞🙏 2w
Alfoster So agree! I was in grade school also and terrified!😳 2w
45 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

Sitting on the patio with my Kindle and Kleenex. I‘m going to get a lot of reading time this week, because I‘m isolating with Covid. Pretty sure I‘m over the worst of it, my biggest worry is trying to keep hubby from getting it. But I‘m going to try to take advantage of the time.

Lindy 🍀 2w
Dragon Wishing you a speedy recovery 💐 glad you‘re feeling well enough to read. Take care 💚🐉 2w
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 2w
See All 7 Comments
DivineDiana May the power of a good book help you heal! ❤️ 2w
mrp27 Wishes for a speedy recovery. 🌸 2w
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2w
Lynnsoprano @Jas16 @mrp27 @DivineDiana @MaureenMc @Dragon @Lindy Thank you 😘. It could definitely have been worse. At this point I just feel as if I have a head cold. But darn, over two years avoiding it 😡 2w
52 likes7 comments
review
Lynnsoprano
An Inconvenient Engagement | Allyson Jeleyne
post image
Mehso-so

Definitely not as good as the first two books in this trilogy. Minimal plot, essentially no dramatic arc to the story. The MC is just too perfect for my taste.

blurb
Lynnsoprano
An Inconvenient Engagement | Allyson Jeleyne
post image

Starting the third book in the Staunton Sisters trilogy. As close as I‘ve come to binge reading in a long time 😄

review
Lynnsoprano
A Perilous Perspective | Anna Lee Huber
post image
Pickpick

This is one of my favorite series, and this may be the best installment so far. I love the main characters who populate the series, but the others are just as well drawn. A great mystery, complicated but not not mind-bending. Unlike some of the other books in this series, I think you could enjoy this without having read all the previous ones. And as always, ALH has ended it with a cliffhanger.

Bklover I just love this photo. 3w
Lynnsoprano @Bklover Thanks! It was complete serendipity. The squirrels were running along the fence at our neighborhood park, and they‘re not afraid because people feed them. I still can‘t believe I caught it. 3w
Bette What a great action shot! 😊👍📸 2w
51 likes3 comments
review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

I devoured this! Maybe my favorite so far. So many possibilities, yet I rarely get close to figuring out whodunnit in Shetland 😂. Of course, having watched the series helps me picture the settings, and since most of the tv mysteries are different from those in the books, it doesn‘t ruin the books by knowing how things work out. As usual, picture has nothing to do with the book, just my back yard.

UwannaPublishme Your plumerias are gorgeous! 4w
LiteraryinLawrence Is this a series where it‘s important to read each book in order or can you dip in and out? 4w
Lynnsoprano @LiteraryinLawrence I‘ve been reading them in order, and there are circumstances surrounding the main characters that I think would make it difficult to do going in and out. 4w
57 likes3 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
A Perilous Perspective | Anna Lee Huber
post image

I‘m always happy when a new book in a favorite series releases. This one came out on Tuesday, and the only reason I‘ve waited three days to start reading it is because I knew that if I did, I‘d never finish the book in progress. Anxious to start. This has been my best reading month in a long time.

StaceGhost Aaahhh! I love this series! Thanks for the heads up about the new release 4w
34 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

Normally I wait longer between these books, but I‘m impatient to get into this one.

44 likes1 stack add
review
Lynnsoprano
In The Viscount's Arms | Allyson Jeleyne
post image
Pickpick

Yes, it‘s the lonely lord falling for his niece‘s beautiful, impoverished governess plot, but it‘s a nice, relaxing diversion. Really likable characters, and a romance that simmers, rather than reaching a quick boil. Not that it‘s a “sweet” romance, but you‘re not fanning yourself by page 50😄. There is a plot thread hanging, sure to be picked up in book 2 of a trilogy.

Dragon What a beautiful tree. 💚🐉 1mo
Lynnsoprano @dragon It‘s a jacaranda that hubby and I spotted on our walk the other day. There aren‘t many around here, and they only bloom for a short time, but they are spectacular when they do! 1mo
Dragon It‘s lovely- we have magnolia and camellia here but I‘ve never seen a jacaranda- 💚🐉 1mo
DrJAdMerricksson Gorgeous tree!! 1mo
48 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
In The Viscount's Arms | Allyson Jeleyne
post image

Maybe it‘s because I‘m still dealing with a sinus infection that doesn‘t want to go away, but nothing more taxing than a little #romantsy is in the cards today.

review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

A cute diversion. A light contemporary romance, just a bit of mystery. Fun characters, and I kept hearing the dialogue in Irish accents. Definitely makes me want to go to Ireland. Photo is from a brewery in Black Mountain, NC that was within walking distance of our vacation cottage last summer.

blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

An impulse buy of an Kindle deal. I hope the story is as good as the cover is pretty. I‘d like to go there!

kspenmoll Gorgeous spring like cover! 1mo
54 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Lynnsoprano
A Brazen Curiosity | Lynn Messina
post image
Pickpick

An interesting historical mystery with a fun heroine. Bea is the poor relation who manages to solve a murder at a Regency house party. The first of a series, I definitely want to read more. Nothing complicated or demanding, but enjoyable.

53 likes2 stack adds
review
Lynnsoprano
Dead Water | Ann Cleeves
post image
Pickpick

I started reading this Monday afternoon, and had trouble putting it down. Another excellent installment in this series. I am no good at all at figuring out the killer in any Cleeves novel, which is what I think makes them so compelling for me.

59 likes1 stack add
blurb
Lynnsoprano
Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
post image

Too beautiful to stay inside, so I‘ve brought my book to the patio. I need to finish this before Saturday; I never should have picked up another book, plus I got an email that my library hold came in 🤦‍♀️

BookBabe Sounds like a lovely afternoon! 😃 2mo
65 likes1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
A Brazen Curiosity | Lynn Messina
post image

I‘m liking this so far. It‘s a combination cozy mystery and Regency romance. Think Jane Austen with a dead body in the library. I‘m loving the heroine.

review
Lynnsoprano
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
post image
Pickpick

This book covers so much: Native American history and culture, the importance of family, our relationship with the land, in this beautifully written, moving novel. This has it all. Fine storytelling, complex characters, emotional depth. This was a #buddyread with @ValerieAndBooks and I‘m so glad she enjoyed it as much as I did. My review can‘t do this book justice. Read it!!

ValerieAndBooks Somehow I missed seeing this! Yes this book is definitely going to be one of my top reads of the year. I still think about it now and then ❤️ 1mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Exactly! Our church has a book club, and I‘m hoping the woman who runs it will include this book. 1mo
46 likes4 stack adds2 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
post image

We‘re going to see a production of this at Orlando Shakes next weekend, and I think seeing Shakespeare is always more enjoyable when I‘ve read the play ahead of time. The last time I read this was 46 years ago, when I had a seminar on Elizabethan comedy in grad school. Definitely time to read it again 😄

paulfrankspencer Joss Whedon's version is excellent, if you haven't seen it before. My favorite Shakespeare adaptation. 2mo
55 likes1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
post image

Wow! I could not put this book down! I‘ll save my full review of this #buddyread with @ValerieAndBooks until she‘s finished. We‘ve read some good books together, but this one is the best so far, no question in my mind.

ValerieAndBooks I‘m finished too! Loved this book also. Still thinking about the characters and the story itself and how to do the book justice in a review. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks Exactly. It‘s such a complex book, with so many themes, it‘s hard to distill it into a short review. 2mo
44 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
post image

Rosalie, the MC, is concerned about agricultural runoff into the river, and GMO crops (although that term hasn‘t been used). Being married to an agricultural scientist and having some knowledge about these issues, I appreciate that the author is presenting both farmers‘ and environmentalists‘ viewpoints. GMOs, in particular, are too frequently discussed without the full history or science considered. #buddyread

Lynnsoprano @TheBookHippie Thanks! That looks really interesting and like something hubby would like to read, too. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Lynnsoprano I passed my ARC on to a group here that has a garden and they feed the local at risk elementary kiddos with it or I‘d send it to you. It really was a fascinating read. 2mo
37 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
post image

No reading time today to spend with the tagged book, my #buddyread with @ValerieAndBooks I spent a large part of the day leading a tour through the botanical garden where I volunteer. We currently have an exhibit of Lego sculptures. The one pictured is called The Gardeners, and made me think of Rosalie teaching her young son about the garden (although this is supposed to be a grandfather and granddaughter)

wanderinglynn That‘s a lot of yellow legos! 😯💛 2mo
ValerieAndBooks How neat! Yes, it shows passing knowledge from one generation to the next 💛 2mo
56 likes2 comments
quote
Lynnsoprano
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
post image

“I figure my ancestors had it coming,” he said quietly, “ You can‘t take land and starve families without them fighting back.”

Already loving this book, looking at the Native American experience. The MC‘s perspective is a unique one for me. #buddyread

ValerieAndBooks I‘m at the part where the MC has started her corn detasseling job. My MIL‘s first job in HS was that one also (she grew up in Illinois, where there‘s a lot of corn). The author really shows how hard that must have been. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That scene brought to mind helping hubby during his doctoral research. I remember being on my hands and knees in his research plots, counting male and female flowers on cucumber plants in the hot sun. Being a farmer is hard work and risky business, and the author is doing a great job of portraying that. I‘m having trouble putting this down! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow, that that was hard work for both you and hubby! I am really liking this book 💚 2mo
50 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
The Seed Keeper | Diane Wilson
post image

@ValerieAndBooks and I have done several #buddyreads together, but we got out of our annual pattern. Thankfully, we‘re starting again with the tagged book. Not sure if the beginning of March Madness was the best timing, but I‘m looking forward to both the book and the renewed tradition.

ValerieAndBooks Getting started now! If we end up doing this at a slow pace, no worries! 2mo
51 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

I loved this beautiful, gentle story. It‘s an easy read, in the best sense. A beautiful setting, relatable characters, and various plot lines that all come together in the bookshop. It was just the book I needed to read.

blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

I finished the book I had just started when my #swoonathon swap package came, so I‘m just now starting this, and realized I had missed this oh, so appropriate bookmark! Thanks again, @MoonWitch94 😘

50 likes2 stack adds
review
Lynnsoprano
An Impossible Impostor | Deanna Raybourn
post image
Pickpick

Wow! Just when you think you know a character! I love Veronica Speedwell, and this addition to the series is excellent, with plot twists, twists within twists, and an interesting revelation. The only problem is waiting for the next book!

blurb
Lynnsoprano
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#wondrousWednesday

1. I‘m fine with either.

2. Aside from in my college Spanish course to meet my language requirement, no.

3. Very definitely a mood reader-where my whimsy takes me😄

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗💗 3mo
31 likes1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
Untitled | Unknown
post image

1. I follow some on Instagram, a few on FB. I think there are a couple I‘m friends with on Goodreads, but I don‘t use it much.

2. I‘m sopranolynn on IG, Lynn Pernezny on FB, and I think the same on Goodreads, although I‘m truthfully not sure 😄

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 😊 3mo
Sapphire I do follow a few kittens on FB and Insta; one I knew online before, the rest are folks I was in a PBC with in 2107-2020. My FB is my real name, sapphire I only use on Litsy 3mo
ValerieAndBooks Hey Lynn — how about trying to start our buddy read the week of March 13th or anytime after? I‘m actually in between books now but will be in Nashville visiting son soon, so am bringing something different for that trip! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks That sounds like a great plan! This week and next are just crazy busy, but I‘m far enough into my current read to get it done. Looking forward to this! 3mo
29 likes4 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
An Impossible Impostor | Deanna Raybourn
post image

I am not sure how I missed preordering this book, as this is a great series from one of my favorite authors. I have corrected my mistake, and am ready to jump into another adventure with Veronica Speedwell.

adoramichaels Have this on my wish list after attending the virtual launch event for this book! She was such a fun person to listen to and was so nice!! 3mo
44 likes1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

Thank you so much @MoonWitch94 for this incredibly generous #swoonathon box! I can‘t wait to read all of these. I love all the “goodies” and the candy made it to South Florida without melting. I hope you‘re applying self-care to yourself, too. Glad it finally made it, and I hope things are going better for you.

47 likes1 stack add
blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

I guess I‘ve got a taste brain candy at the moment 😄 #romantsy

43 likes1 stack add
review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

Strong female MC meets her match in this fun Regency romance. A likable couple who put obstacles in their own paths, a despicable villain and his conniving sister make an interesting plot, even if the result is predictable. I enjoyed it.

blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

It‘s Valentine‘s weekend. It‘s time for a little #romantsy. It‘s been on my Kindle forever.

44 likes2 stack adds
review
Lynnsoprano
The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
post image
Pickpick

I enjoyed this, although I think if I knew what all the chess moves were that the author described, I‘d have gotten more out of it. Still, a fascinating story. No pictures that are anywhere near pertinent, so one from a walk at the nature center last week.

CBee Have you watched the series? It‘s excellent! 3mo
Lynnsoprano @cbee. Yes, I did, and loved it. It‘s one of the few instances where I think the series might be better than the book. 3mo
See All 6 Comments
CBee @Lynnsoprano in a way, I think I chose not to read the book because the series was just that good! 3mo
Suet624 Just watching the series again for the second time. So good. 3mo
ValerieAndBooks I have this somewhere in my TBR! Haven‘t watched the series yet. 3mo
51 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
post image

This was an Amazon Kindle deal last week, and I snatched it up. Almost halfway through after starting it yesterday. One of the rare times when I‘ve seen the tv series before reading the book. Enjoyed the series, loving the book.

EvieBee It always feels great to finish a book shortly after buying it, right?! 3mo
68 likes1 comment
review
Lynnsoprano
The Lost Wife | Alyson Richman
post image
Pickpick

It doesn‘t seem right to describe a book set partially in Terezin and describing the horrors of the Holocaust as gentle, yet that is the best descriptor of the love story that is at the heart of this novel. Beautifully written, it doesn‘t gloss over the inhumane situation, but guides you through without allowing you to turn away. Highly recommend. Picture is a drawing of Prague that hangs on our wall; you‘ll understand why I chose it if you read.

53 likes1 stack add
quote
Lynnsoprano
The Lost Wife | Alyson Richman
post image

“I often wonder if it‘s the curse of old age, to feel young in your heart while your body betrays you.”

Right now, I can‘t think of any statement more apt.

TheBookHippie I feel that 💯. 3mo
62 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
The Lost Wife | Alyson Richman
post image

I couldn‘t spend the weekend at my son and DIL‘s and not borrow a book from their library. I haven‘t read an Alyson Richman in a while, plus Prague! You all know how I feel about that city. 😊 I looked at the cover and knew exactly where this is.

review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

A nice diversion, a bit tamer than a lot of romances I‘ve read recently. Former navy captain, new marquis must marry within a year, and meets the perfect woman, who is companion to his thoroughly evil aunt. There‘s also a budding romance between the marquis‘s friend/steward and the parson‘s sister, a flood, and some general mayhem. All‘s well in the end, and it was a fun read

blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

#weekendreading

Reading the tagged book, but limited reading time, since we‘ve had granddaughter babysitting duty this weekend. I think that‘s a good excuse 😄

Andrew65 Good luck with any reading you get to. 4mo
TotalAshHat Currently reading For The Love of Books by Graham Tarrant. It‘s a book about books and I love it. 4mo
Lynnsoprano @TotalAshHat that sounds really good! 4mo
41 likes3 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#wondrousWednesday

1. I think Ruth Galloway and I could be good friends. She reminds me of a couple people I‘m close to.
2. I don‘t think I‘d get along with Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
3. Today I am grateful for my health.
If you haven‘t played yet, consider yourself tagged.

Eggs And Collins….Thanks for playing 👏🏻🥰👍🏼 4mo
36 likes1 comment
review
Lynnsoprano
A Bend in the Stars | Rachel Barenbaum
post image
Pickpick

Wonderful story, so well written. History, science and unconventional romance combined beautifully in this novel. So glad I read this. Thanks @Avanders for sending me a book that otherwise might have languished on my TBR. Highly recommend. Picture is of a plant called yesterday, today and tomorrow, and I think that name fits with this book perfectly.

blurb
Lynnsoprano
post image

When a Kindle deal is 99 cents and you can‘t resist the cover 🤣 #romantsy

Dragon Downloaded 🙏💚🐉 4mo
44 likes1 comment
blurb
Lynnsoprano
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Wrapped, about to be boxed, then heading to the post office to mail out my #swoonathon package. Once again, pretty paper has to make up for my inferior wrapping skills 😂

SRWCF Love that paper! 4mo
kimmypete1 That paper is gorgeous! 4mo
Nessavamusic I received it! Very excited! 4mo
Lynnsoprano @Nessavamusic So glad it got to you safely! 4mo
55 likes4 comments
blurb
Lynnsoprano
A Bend in the Stars | Rachel Barenbaum
post image

I‘m just a couple chapters in, and I‘m hooked!

TheBookHippie My copy stares at me from the shelf….. 4mo
Lynnsoprano @TheBookHippie oh, I hear you. This one jumped the line, and I hear the others calling…😂 4mo
TheBookHippie @Lynnsoprano ongoing problem 😅 4mo
Avanders Ooh fun! ☺️☺️ 4mo
50 likes5 stack adds4 comments
review
Lynnsoprano
post image
Pickpick

A light, fun romp. I had expected a tongue-in-cheek murder mystery, but this is a detailed guide to locations and characters and the dangers they pose if you visit an “English Murder Village.” I flunked the quizzes, but I did learn to avoid the vicar🤣🤣 If you‘re a fan of murder mysteries set in English villages, you will love this. Just read it some place where you can laugh out loud without people staring.

MadelineMcCrae I got this as a gift for my sister and I‘m excited for her to read it! (And to read it myself when she‘s done :) 4mo
56 likes7 stack adds1 comment