An extra hour means I get a little more of this.
An extra hour means I get a little more of this.
A truly moving story about two sisters separated at birth. I couldn‘t put the book done by the end!
This was my #blinddatewithabook pick from Valentine‘s day. I was initially disappointed since I don‘t really do teen or fantasy.
BUT, I was was pleasantly surprised. I was riveted. I found myself rooting for Mare and trying to figure out her love triangle. And I did not predict that ending.
Looks like I need to get my hands on the rest of the series. 😀
Best used book sale find ever!! 😀😀😀🤩 I didn‘t even realize what I had until I cracked it open this weekend.
This book is definitely keeping my interest.
Discovered a new little piece of heaven here in NB, watching the tide come in, flipping some pages, sipping some coffee.
Because it really is good to the last drop.
Too funny not to share
Susan Cain tries to explain how introverts can and should fit into the world that can‘t stop talking. What started as an empowering look at the cultural underpinnings behind these two personalities types and the physiological reasons why introverts respond to stimuli in the way we do, turned into a self-help book of how introverts can prepare for the extroverted world.
I want to know: why can‘t extroverts learn to live in an introverted world?
Not surprising, I‘m an introvert. Susan Cain starts her book with some good insight into how we may feel living in the world of the extrovert ideal. There‘s a lot I can relate and I was particularly interested in the biological basis for personality types.
This book is validating me and allowing me to accept my introversion in an extroversion world. I‘m loving it!
Three of my favourite things: coffee, a book, and the cat...all in bed on a lazy morning.
This is a quirky read. It‘s light and funny and the mystery keeps me guessing. Hoping to finish his today so I‘ll let you know if it‘s good to the last drop.
I can play along. Thanks for the questions @slategreyskies
It‘s still hump day for me, so better late then never!
1. Where I used to live had the most beautiful fall colours.
2. I fly by the seat of my pants
4. Thankfully none,
5. The flashlight I used to look under the couch for kitty‘s toys 😹😹
I know I‘m always behind all you other Littens because #ireadsoslow, but I always like reading books that win awards because they almost never fail to disappoint. Who wants to come to the bookstore with me this weekend?
#confession I'm Canadian 🇨🇦 and this is my first Atwood. I remember feeling intimidated by her language back in my younger years. Now I regret waiting so long to delve into her books.
Unlike my cat, who I absolutely adore, this book was a "meh". It did keep me turning pages, which I enjoyed. But I didn't find the writing particularly compelling and I pretty much guessed the ending by the ending. Still a pick, though, mostly because I like a book that makes me read past my bedtime.
On what is the first day of school for many, social media feeds are filled with "first day of grade ...!" for all the cutest, smartest children. (Not litsy!!) And so this sentiment from Rachel strikes a particularly true cord with me today. I have no children going to school today. But I would if I could.
I wanted something that required no brain power or emotional energy to read...this passes. But I was also pretty much annoyed with the Jane the entire time. Every chapter started with "how do I get pack to my real life?". If you're a Jane Austen addict and you wake up to find yourself in Jane Austen time, shouldn't you be at least moderately excited?
A few good lines through the book but overall, just a "meh".
1. Cafe...with coffee
2. Fictional character...maybe lisbeth salander? She's something might fierce, which I'm not, so maybe it'd be cool.
3. Always always cry.
4. 1000+pgs of history...I really like history.
5. NEVER read the back blurb...some of the books I've most enjoyed were because I was blown away about a realization that was given away on the back cover. #room #roots
Anthoey Doerr brings beauty to one of the worst periods in our history. Little by little we learn how French Marie-Laure survives despite her blindness and perhaps because of her inner resilience; we yearn with the German Werner for something other than war. Interspersed, is the mystery of the diamond and it's magical powers. Doerr leaves us with the a sort of closure that only war brings. Amidst the tears (they were real), beauty still remains.
Today's reading spot, enjoying the day off, the water, the wind, and this book. It takes a special author to weave together multiple stories with language that pulls at the heart strings. For those that haven't read this year, please move it to the top of you TBR!!
I always like it when I read someone's review and think "man, I need to read this book"! And then scroll to the "to-read" icon to find out I already added it to my TBR list.
Anyone else experience this?
Validation can also be experienced when the kitty plays in the bag my husband repeatably told me to put away. I left it there for a reason. Obviously.
We're having a lazy day today. At least the kitty agrees this is a good idea.
I'm really enjoying this book. The layers of stories draw me in and hopping back and forth in time makes me curious how we got from point A to B.....let the lazy day continue so I'll find out. Think I need some food first...
Yesterday, the hubs and I took a day for just the two of us, something we haven't done in a really really long time. We took a ferry to an island and explored. Amazing! We found a quiet spot to watch the tide come in and I pulled out the book. Nothing beats the gentle crash of waves in the background.
When we knew we were moving (to the city I work in...yay, no more 1.5hr commute!), my husband told me I had to move my books. As soon as I had possession of the new place, I faithfully lugged up all my books to my new apartment, a little at a time, each day, for a week. I'm paper books all the way!
FYI...books and yarn were the first thing into the apartment...pretty good start, eh?
Kitty loves this blanket and selectively sleeps on it. I happen to be under it, so I get some snuggles while I read. 😻
This book started off amazing...it's lost a little steam through the middle. I'm hoping for a strong ending!
Okay, here goes.
1. Always bed. Best spot in the world .
2. Don't really care, so I'll pick Nordic
3. I'm a SLOW reader...one book a month is a good month for me
4. Film...less chance for them to mess it up because it has a definite end.
5. Adult fiction. Not a loss for me
Thanks @Kalalalatja ! This is fun!
#RockinMay day 31. 🇨🇦 Canadian edition. I used to like Jian Ghomeshi and loved his show on CBC. And then I found out he's kind of a #creep. And now he's disappeared into the abyss that follows a scandal. FYI, he should stick to hosting a talk show, his book wasn't so great.
Literally, #itsmylife. The author does an amazing job describing the intricacies of cancer and tells a compelling story of the progress we have made. I only wish I could be as eloquent in my science and with my words as he. #RockinMay
And kitty wanted in the picture because she's such a princess!
I know Cheryl did heroine and not #cocaine, but in my world, drugs are drugs. When I read this part in Wild, I thought, how could someone seemingly so well educated and smart do something so apparently stupid? I think I should be grateful that I have not experienced such depths of grief that make people do things they wouldn't ordinarily do. #rockinmay
#RockinMay When the author is kidnapped in in Somalia, she has to remind herself to #dontstopbelieving that her family and friends will continue to look for her and save her. The only thing that kept me going in this true story is knowing the Amanda lived to write and publish her story. #5555giveaway
There is so much that makes me mad when I read this book. Although not based on a true story, I can feel it's based on facts of Iranian history. Facts that girls are discouraged to pursue education, girls are beaten when the family feels dishonoured, girls are less worthy than their drunken brothers. It infuriates me. And so I read on.