My first Allende book! I picked it up as an emergency read during a trip and I enjoyed this family saga so much. You also learn a lot about Spain and Chile in the 20th century - definitely something I needed.
Just wonderful. Quite different from the Wayfarer series, but all the comforting and hopeful elements are there.
My days have been (too) busy lately and the weekend was no exception. Of course that calls for a migraine coming in. So I‘ve decided to cancel all plans for the evening and spend some time reading in my hammock instead. Quite a good decision, I guess.
This was supposed to be my fall-asleep-reading book, but it had me giggling so much that my plan didn‘t really work out. Lovely and funny short stories, this is great as a palate cleanser.
This was a fun contemporary fantasy, the Malaysian setting really felt like a breath of fresh air.
You can read a full review here: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/06/black-water-sister/
@julesG , @DuckOfDoom and I channeled our inner overachievers and put together reading lists for the newly invented #SceptreSummer. Maybe you want to follow along (and to see us fail spectacularly 😂). I gathered all books from my list into my reading cart, and you can find the typed out versions here: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/06/sceptre-summer-reading-program/
This is why I shouldn‘t order books online.
This was so heartbreakingly good. Going in, my expectations were really high but it did not disappoint in the least.
Full review: https://scepticalreading.com/2021/05/migrations-big-and-small/
Sooooo I‘ve been meaning to get back on here for a long time, and @julesG gave me the heads up that it‘s my fifth Litsyversary today. Five years, can you believe that?! Well, here I am. What did I miss? What are you reading? I‘m enjoying the reading weather in my garden today.
This book is cracking me up again and again. S.T. (Shit Turd, a domesticated crow) is a wonderful and hilarious main character. Dennis is the most loyal sidekick. And in between the awesomeness that is the main storyline, you get short chapter like this - the very Scottish inner monologue of a highland cow.
I started The Stand when I started working from home most of the time - about six weeks ago? And this is what 600 pages of meager progress look like. 🙈 Every time I pick it up I‘m impressed by Stephen King‘s writing, but my attention span is basically non-existent right now. Well, we‘ll get there when we get there.
The last third of this #buddyread was supposed to keep me entertained until Sunday, but I already finished it because I just could not stop myself.
I started the day with an audio walk - after being cooped up inside with a heavy migraine for the better part of the week, this really helped to get my mood back up.
Anyone else seeing a problem here? 😩
Spending some time with the Watch this morning.
This is what 100 pages of progress looks like. This behemoth will take quite some time. 😅