Flashback to previous read.
1. I have 2 siblings. Grew up on the coast. BOTH parents are artists.
2. Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald--and NOT just because high school English
3. Yes: Andy Briggs (Edgar Rice Burroughs con, cool guy), Raina Telgemeier (after a panel at Comic-Con), and Carol Sklenicka (biographer, resident in the town I grew up in)
4. Argh! Too cold, cuz I can at least pile on more blankets!
Saw @JoScho 's repost
Oh man this was a roller coaster. Young Levana's loneliness and self loathing was similar to a loneliness I experienced when I was younger, and every step of her changing from a lonely, abused and naive girl into a gaslighting, selfish hypocrite had me whispering "No Levana...."
You may not despise this series villain any less, but you will pity her just a little-and I think that's the point.
And this audio incl'd the first few chapters of Winter!
Favorite authors... hard to say. Some of them are graphic novel/comic book authors... Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, Lucy Knisley, Tom Siddell (tagged, THE BEST web comic). I've read almost all Rick Riordan's Olympian books (need to read Trials of Apollo series) and I want to read his other modern mythology series #KeepLitsyActive @ljuliel
Whoops! Barrelled through Books 2 and 3 without posting. I decided to experience the series like readers would have as the books came out, so Fairest was next. Having a hard time with this choice because I'm impatient to read Winter. Plus Levana's backstory is pretty heartbreaking.
I HAVEN'T READ WINTER, NO SPOILERS!
I love Marissa Meyer's writing soooo much. Favorite thus far has to be Scarlet just for one little scene....👇
At @ljuliel 's suggestion:
One of the first (longer) books that really touched me was the tagged book, my 7th-grade reading. Not clear why it did. I had hair down to my waist, like Salamenca, and she also sees the world a little differently. I think it was mainly the theme of not judging others until you know them better
I really want to pick this book up again
Littens, I need a little help, or rather the humble bookmobile of Sonoma County does. It's a van full of books that drives around the county taking book donations and giving away free used books (and old ARCs).
The van that this beloved program has used for the part 10 years "must be phased out due to new CA air quality regulations."
It's an all-or-nothing fundraiser, soooo... consider giving? ?
❤️ Sonoma County, Northern California, USA
? 23 years. My birthday is in January
? Audiobooks, beanstack, bookly
? Single. Just looking for good ol fashioned friendship
? I'm a millennial, RIGHT BEFORE gen Y, but I was raised on old entertainment instead of mainstream and socialized with adults more than kids my age, hence "old school'
Remember when I started reading this haul? Me neither.
Yowzer that was a roller coaster! I was pleasantly surprised to find myself caring for Jack as he spiraled into madness, having only seen that iconic "Heeere's Johnny" clip from the Stanley Kubrick adaptation and expecting a character that we come to see as completely bad. (I know, Stephen King despises that adaptation). [SPOILER?]. I definitely might reread sometime to better absorb it.
Continuing to go through stuff as I get ready to move. I have some nonbook stuff (well, except for a Dark Horse Presents comic 👇🏼) that I am trying to get rid of. I thought I'd give selling online a shot, so...
Here's my Mercari page if you wanna take a look. Maybe share, too, if you think of someone else?
One of the books I am reading for Habitica's monthly Climbing Mount To Be Read challenge. Including this in the challenge certainly made me read more. Now I need to binge the rest like NOW
Our guy Liu Cixin likes his exposition dumps, but damn if they aren't terrifyingly close to home sometimes! This one paints a horrific hypothetical on rampant capitalism. Read it for yourself and try not to be freaked by how relevant the piece is!
In a future where aliens hover in limbo above Earth, a hit man questions why he was tasked with "processing" a number of homeless people, and stumbles on the history of these interstellar migrants.
I swear to God this exposition is dense but dammit it keeps chilling me!
Apparently on First Earth, the Alien's homeworld, the rich isolated themselves in such a radically different environment that they literally split off into a different species from the rest of humanity.
Been buried in reading and a new part-time, but still demanding, job.
The last sentence gave me chills.
An alien from a different Earth is describing how the wealth gap--or rather CHASM--lead all the residents of his planet to flee to this Earth. After education became less, and less affordable, an advance in technology changed the nature of education and the transferring of information.
Something different than usual: I am in the midst of sorting through things b/c I'm moving. I have lots of books to go through and chances are some will need new, loving homes. Many of them are picture books. If anyone is curious about what titles I will be parting with and might like to take a book or two, leave a comment. If you're not interested that's ok, too; the remaining books will go to a local bookstore or the local library.
(NOT IN DATABASE)
This greeted me when browsing audible, and it's free to pre-order (I think? At least for audible members).
Any other "Carnival Row" fans here? There's gonna be a season 2 I hear, so I'm hoping the story will improve since the world and the large cast of characters are established now ?
So Stephen Hawking makes an appearance in this one...
If only he DID live past a hundred
I almost bailed on this book halfway through. Had I not seen the movie and known things ended ok (albeit different, in the movie) I would have.
The scenes following the conservative, rich characters were EXCRUCIATING. Hearing them get scolded made it worth carrying on.
A rare instance where the movie was better; despite losing rich backstory in adaptation we don't have to spend a much time listening to high-society snobs, much to my relief
More Liu Cixin.
Part alternate history, part political satire, part cautionary tale. Ants and Dinosaurs work together to create an industrial age, but growing friction and eventual mistrust lead to horrendous consequences.
From the second story in this collection. It's called "Mountain"
I had to share this poem from the end of the story before I move on
Finished this novella. On to the next story in the collection.
This great collection of stories incls. a biography on Wally Wood himself as well as a little on MC Gaines, and his son Bill Gaines, who took over EC after MC's death.
It was great to finally read about Wood b/c I always knew he had a troubled life and died young(ish, his 50s), but I never knew the details, including that he took his own life 😥
Wally Wood: you left behind a legacy that so many love and cherish. I wish you were here to see it RIP
My father has an artist's edition book of some of Wally Wood's stories--high quality life size photos of the original artwork, so one can see the notes and effects techniques used at the time, and you could read the comic just fine because the lettering was done by hand right on the original artwork. This story was among them
I use this app to help me get off my phone to do other things, such as reading books, so I decided to send them a little suggestion for a future species. They responded! 🤩
You plant trees and bushes and have to stay off your phone in order for them to successfully grow. 🌲🌳🌴
I have so much library reading 😰
Forgot to utilize the dang suspend function so here we are 🙄
This one is good so far. I heard about the movie first and watched Because Science's episode on it and the (im)plausibility of the premise, BUT there is still a lot of scientific thought put into this and that's what I am enjoying.
Because Science ep
B/c Sci Footnotes ep
Sidetracked from my audio binging for a moment.
I was too freaked out to read these as a kid--so here I am reading them as a young adult who loves supernatural and supernatural horror. Still...
I DID have to put this down and pick up something else when I was reading it at night 👀
How's the movie? I'm intrigued
Another series I was missing out on! I was worried when I first heard the audio, since I wasn't sure what to make of the narrator's voice, but she was amazing!
Ahh! another intense ending--but resolved with the best send off ever (hush now, spoilers 😉🤫)
Eagerly awaiting the next book to come in.