Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Suet624

Suet624

Joined September 2016

blurb
Suet624
Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
post image

This is Fahrenheit, friends. This is ridiculous. Thankfully there‘s a woodstove in my house and a great big pile of books and blankets.

BarbaraBB That is -30° Celsius… unbelievable. Keep warm! 15h
Andrew65 Stay warm 😱🥶🥶🥶🥶 15h
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 🥶 15h
See All 13 Comments
Chrissyreadit Wow! That wood stove has its work cut out. 14h
Liz_M I don't find the temp as shock as the time 😁 4:40 am? 13h
Suet624 @Liz_M Haha, yes, I seem to have a new sleep pattern that would be great if I didn't have to wake up for work at 6:00 p.m. I wake up at 4:00 a.m., read for an hour, and get sleepy enough to fall back to sleep for another hour until the alarm goes off. On the weekends I enjoy the routine. Weekdays, not so much. 12h
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Usually it gets warmer as the morning progresses. However, it's 8:30 and it's -22, projected to go to -23 before it gets any better. Brrr... I'm dogsitting and this taking the dog for a walk is for the birds when it's this cold. The dog is in heaven. 12h
Suet624 @Chrissyreadit Fortunately I have other forms of heat but it's a lot to ask the old furnace to keep cranking without some help. It's been well below zero for days. I'm ready for it to break. 12h
Suet624 @Andrew65 Thanks. I should be fine but I'm crossing my fingers on the car starting. Apparently it's going to get even colder today. 12h
Andrew65 @Suet624 What would it be like without global warming!!! 11h
SRWCF My goodness! That temperature is simply unacceptable! 🥶🥶🥶 11h
Christy2318 😱😱❄️❄️ 10h
Suet624 @SRWCF I completely agree with you. 2h
50 likes13 comments
blurb
Suet624
Stowe Free Library | Stowe, VT (Library)
post image

I have five different town libraries to choose from. Stowe Library consistently has those books I‘m looking for that the other towns don‘t. Aftermath is one I preordered and brought home today after reading a fascinating review of it in The NY Times.

kspenmoll Aftermath Sounds intriguing. 1d
Suet624 @kspenmoll I don't know when I'll actually get to it, but I had to go right out and buy it which is rare for me. 1d
kspenmoll @Suet624 Robert loves to find books for me in various libraries around the state, so I asked him to seek Aftermath out. Well, he ordered it last week for himself. Lucky me! Tomorrow we are driving to a town about 20 minutes away to get 2 books he found for me in their library. (edited) 1d
Suet624 @kspenmoll fantastic! 1d
49 likes4 comments
blurb
Suet624
The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
post image

“While in prison, I received a dictionary.“

And so I begin the latest by Erdrich. I'm delighted this is on the list of #TOB22 books to read.

#FirstLineFridays

thebluestocking Such a good first line. I really loved that prologue in particular. 💙 1d
52 likes1 comment
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

This novel sets you into the claustrophobic life of a young woman in the late 1920's in France. A story of de Beauvoir's intense friendship with Zaza, Andree in the book. The rigid beliefs of Catholicism, the social mores of the time, and the control that parents and men had over women serve to literally squeeze the life out of a young passionate woman. This is a short novel that packs a punch. Atwood writes a great intro as well.

Leftcoastzen I‘ve been wondering about this one. 1d
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen as you can see, I got this copy at the library. I think it's worth the read if your library has it. :) 1d
batsy I really want to read this! I need to read more of her fiction; I loved this one 1d
kspenmoll Your review makes me want to read this! 1d
Suet624 @batsy I definitely want to read the book that you've tagged. 1d
55 likes1 stack add5 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

I'm so glad I finished reading this. Ozeki manages to leave me with a background hum of all the components of this novel. How grief and loss manifests, hearing voices, mental illness, the life and role of a book, and those rare beings who reach out to you when you very much need it. Of course I needed to investigate and, yes, there is an organization that supports those who hear voices. My skylight seemed the perfect photo for form and emptiness.

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo and review ❣️❣️❣️it makes me ACTUALLY WANT to read this book🥰 3d
Suet624 @Cinfhen It was nip and tuck on whether I was going to make it through. :) I particularly enjoyed Ozeki's narrative on books and what they offer us. 3d
See All 10 Comments
Ruthiella I‘m glad you liked it! And, yes the photo is perfect. 😊 2d
BarbaraBB Perfect picture. And now I want to read this book too while I already had decided I‘d skip it for the #tob. 2d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB From the reviews it would seem that When We Cease will probably advance, leaving Ozeki behind. Ozeki's editor could have condensed bits of this one so it was shorter but, as if often the case, the ending wrapped things up nicely and left me feeling it was well worth the time spent reading it. 2d
Suet624 @Ruthiella Thank you! 2d
thebluestocking Lovely review. I am looking forward to reading this and taking my time with it. 2d
Suet624 @thebluestocking I hope you enjoy the read. 💕 2d
Megabooks Fantastic, thoughtful review! 2d
59 likes3 stack adds10 comments
quote
Suet624
Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
post image

The author of my favorite book in the world is coming out with another one. Of course I had to pre-order it. It should be in my hands by my birthday in June. I can't wait.

BarbaraBB That is such good news!! 4d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB could it be as beautiful as my beloved book? 🙏🏻 4d
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Oh, I just looked at Goodreads reviews and while I can't read French I can see the ratings. :) It looks like a lot of people like it! 4d
BarbaraBB I saw it too and can read French. Very much looking forward to it! 4d
58 likes4 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

Ozeki quotes Walter Benjamin and talks very briefly about his life in this story. I realized that at least twenty years ago I read a book by Jay Parini, a local Vermont professor and author, about Benjamin and his attempts to flee the Nazis by hiking over the Pyrenees. He was a man ill-equipped to accomplish the task. I knew nothing about Benjamin at the time and was very moved by Parini's story. Never heard about Benjamin again until now.

Megabooks Yes! I looked this up as well. Truly fascinating. 5d
Megabooks Interesting that you have that connection. I had never heard of him. 5d
See All 16 Comments
Suet624 @Megabooks I guess one lives long enough and things circle back around again. I've thought about Benjamin's Crossing often. (edited) 5d
Cortg I‘m intrigued to learn more 🤔 5d
Flaneurette as you can probably tell from my litsy handle I have a long standing interest in Walter Benjamin (and Baudelaire). I love finding these sorts of connections- the benefits of a magpie mind! (edited) 5d
Suet624 @Flaneurette how fascinating that you have an interest in Benjamin! I love it! 5d
Ruthiella @Flaneurette Have you read this book that fictionalizes both Baudelaire and Benjamin? I thought it was an interesting puzzle, though I didn‘t find as deep or literary as I was led to expect. 5d
Flaneurette @Ruthiella I have it on my kindle but haven‘t read it yet. I seem to remember reviews were a bit mixed? When I saw comps to Cloud Atlas I got really intrigued, thank you so much for bringing it to my attention I had forgotten all about it! (edited) 5d
thebluestocking Fascinating. I love book connections. 5d
Cinfhen Very cool, especially your interest in Benjamin @Flaneurette I also own Crossings on my Kindle, thanks for reminding me @Ruthiella 5d
Cinfhen I‘m also intrigued to read 5d
Cinfhen I read a similar book, which I loved awhile back 5d
Suet624 @Cinfhen I just noticed I have already stacked the flight portfolio. 😄 thanks for the reminder. 5d
batsy I read a Benjamin essay on art for a critical theory class aeons ago & have dipped in & out of some essays & just love the way he thinks and writes. I should read Parini on Benjamin. 5d
Suet624 @batsy Well, just a note: Parini's book is fiction, although he took excerpts from diaries of his friends and knowledge of Benjamin. At the time I really enjoyed it, but it's definitely not scholarly. Also, I just noticed that they are going to be making a movie out of the book apparently with Colin Firth playing Benjamin. 5d
54 likes16 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

That fog over the lake is what happens when the cold temperatures force the water to freeze. Sometimes it freezes overnight. Sometimes it takes days and the folks who ice fish get antsy. It reminds me of this book. Sometimes I‘m moving quickly through the story. Sometimes I feel as if it will never come to an end. I‘m kind of enjoying it but the jury is still out. #TOB22

Ruthiella Yes, the story plateaus a few times. I think Ozeki purposefully wanted the reader to feel that frustration of getting better but then backsliding... 🤔 6d
Suet624 @Ruthiella really? Well she does an excellent job then. 😀 6d
Cinfhen Nice description/ but now you‘ve convinced me that I do not need to read this book 😁Thank you xx 6d
See All 10 Comments
sarahbarnes This is so similar to how I felt when I was reading it. 5d
Suet624 @Cinfhen sometimes the end justifies its existence. We shall see. 😄 5d
Suet624 @sarahbarnes phew. Thank you for saying that. 5d
Megabooks I ended up loving this. Like @Ruthiella I appreciated its portrayal of mental illness. So glad I read it, but I can see how it wouldn‘t be the most popular tob book. I love that we all have different opinions! It would be completely boring otherwise. 😁 5d
Suet624 @Megabooks often the ending of a book can completely change my mind about the whole experience. That‘s why it‘s extremely rare that I bail on a book. I‘m halfway through so I still have a lot to experience. And you‘re right that it may not be the most popular of the TOB lot, but I would never give up on an Oseki book. 5d
thebluestocking I‘ve got this one here waiting for me to read it. I‘m prepared for it to take a while. I hope the ending works for you! 5d
Suet624 @thebluestocking Thank you! I look forward to hearing what you think of it. 5d
61 likes10 comments
quote
Suet624
post image

“…it occurred to her that, really, a mother never stops carrying her child…”

Ain‘t that the truth! My four children are constantly being reminded of the fact that no matter how old they are that umbilical cord is still invisibly attached.

(My 45+ year old daughter and I at my son‘s wedding. As her 17 year old will be going to college soon I think she finally understands what I mean.)

tpixie Lovely photo. And such true sentiments! Motherhood! 1w
Suet624 @tpixie 💕💕💕 1w
AmyG Just beautiful. I always say to my kids what my Mom said to me....you‘re never too old to need your Mom. ❤️ (did you give birth when you were 12?) (edited) 1w
See All 34 Comments
youneverarrived Beautiful ♥️♥️ 1w
Suet624 @AmyG you just made me laugh out loud. Looking back, I can say I was definitely a baby having a baby, but no, I was a headstrong 19 year old prepared, if necessary, to be a single mom. 1w
kspenmoll Sue what a beautiful photo of you both. A treasure! 1w
Suet624 @kspenmoll thank you so much, Katherine. 1w
Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 1w
sarahbarnes ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely photo 💞 1w
squirrelbrain What a beautiful photo! 1w
Amiable As the mom of two grown sons, I love this. 🥰 1w
Jas16 Such a lovely photo! 1w
marleed Beautiful! 1w
batsy Beautiful photo 💖 1w
Flaneurette Love this, what a gorgeous pic of you two! 1w
sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Michael_Gee Stunning! 1w
Bookzombie Such a beautiful photo! 1w
MicheleinPhilly 2 beauties! 1w
CarolynM Lovely picture😍 1w
LeahBergen What a gorgeous photo!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
Cathythoughts Beautiful picture ❤️ 7d
Suet624 @Amiable I don't know about you, but both of my sons are very active skiers, hikers, bikers, you name it. Even though they are 32 years old, I find I'm holding my breath a lot, just hoping they stay safe. 6d
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly You are too kind. 6d
Suet624 @LeahBergen Thank you, Leah. 6d
Suet624 @CarolynM @cathythoughts Thank you so much. 6d
Amiable @Suet624 My oldest son is a helicopter pilot in the Marines! I am holding my breath right there along with you. 😬 6d
Suet624 @Amiable oh my gosh! My heart goes out to you. You must be so very brave. 6d
Amiable @Suet624 Not really. My husband has been a firefighter for more than 20 years. Between his job and our son‘s, I‘ve had to learn how to live with and accept uncertainty. Otherwise I‘d be a complete bundle of nerves every second of every day. 😬 6d
Suet624 @Amiable I can only imagine. 💕 6d
76 likes2 stack adds34 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

“A book must start somewhere.”

😃

#FirstLineFridays @ShyBookOwl

blurb
Suet624
The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
post image

I love when a book knocks me sideways. I love finding an author I've never read who moves & intrigues me so much that I need to find all of their previous books immediately. This just, for now at least, rocketed to the top of my favored #TOB22 shortlist. An ultimate revenge novel for the sins of this country's past served with just the kind of humor that I like. I went in knowing nothing about the story and I'm happy I did. (Who did I not tag?)

BarbaraBB Exactly that! Great review. Tagging @thebluestocking @Flaneurette @sarahbarnes @Ruthiella 🤍 (edited) 1w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Thanks for the tag! 1w
thebluestocking I loved this one too, though it was a little graphic on the violence for me. I hope it has legs in the Tournament! 1w
See All 15 Comments
Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging those folks, Barbara. I'd lost track! 1w
4thhouseontheleft Yes!! After I get through the #tobshortlist books, I really want to read more of Everett‘s. 1w
Megabooks I cannot believe this is in such a strong quadrant. But a truly excellent book. Telephone made me think last year, and now I‘ve ordered another of his books. 1w
Flaneurette @BarbaraBB thanks for the tag! Yep, I loved this one too. So far this and Intimacies are my favorites in the TOB that I‘ve read. 1w
Suet624 @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft I just saw that my library has Telephone, so I'll be seeking that once I finish more of the TOB books. :) (edited) 1w
Suet624 @thebluestocking The book I read before this one had quite a few violent scenes so this one felt a bit tame in comparison. :) 1w
BarbaraBB @Flaneurette Mine too. And Subdivision! 1w
Cinfhen Great review! This book has a good chance of making it into the finals!! You do know the whole mystique of Telephone, Sue?? He wrote & published the book with 3 different endings. So last year part of the fun was comparing endings. I can‘t remember if we found all 3 @BarbaraBB @BkClubCare @Ruthiella ??? 1w
Cinfhen Definitely 2/3!!! And they were quite different 1w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I think we only got 2/3! 😢 1w
BarbaraBB @Ruthiella @Cinfhen I think we got all three! 1w
66 likes3 stack adds15 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

This has been optioned to be made into a movie by Jerry Bruckheimer. For good reason. You could see the images so clearly from the writing. A fast paced, violent at times, story of two fathers seeking revenge for their gay sons murders. This genre is not usually my cup of tea, but Buddy Lee and Ike's relationship, their shared grief over not accepting their sons love for each other, and the humor kept me moving quickly through the book.

Suet624 This was completely a #blameitonlitsy read. You folks who recommended it did not steer me wrong. @BarbaraBB 1w
amywithbooks This was my absolute favorite read of last year! Can't wait to see this on screen 1w
KellyK Loved this book! 1w
See All 6 Comments
Julsmarshall A favorite from last year! The author is such a talent! 1w
MicheleinPhilly Oh no! Jerry Bruckheimer??? 🤮 1w
BarbaraBB Yay! Happy you liked it too. For me it wasn‘t the kind of book I usually read either, but it‘s done so well! 1w
67 likes3 stack adds6 comments
blurb
Suet624
Trees | Percival Everett
post image

Only on Chapter 6 so I can only comment on what I've read so far. Started reading during my lunch hour & chuckled my way through. I've not read this author before, but saints be praised! The Tournament has given me a book I can laugh/be aghast about. I like that combo.

#TOB22

RaeLovesToRead What's TOB? I'm intrigued... 2w
Suet624 @RaeLovesToRead it‘s the Tournament of Books. You can google it or I‘ll send you a link in a few hours when I get home. 2w
4thhouseontheleft That's a perfect description of reading this book! I can't wait to read more of his novels. 2w
See All 18 Comments
RaeLovesToRead I shall Google! 🗡🛡🏹 2w
Suet624 @RaeLovesToRead Here's the great thing about the Tournament. Every year I read books I would never have heard about or picked up. For instance, I'm not one to read science fiction, but I'll always remember the ones from the TOB. It introduces me to books that I don't find on other lists. The Tournament itself, as the judges discuss their reasoning for voting for the book, is always a fun experience. 2w
RaeLovesToRead Looks great! I'll be following it 😊 There are so many books on the list I want to read ❤ I ordered a copy of The Sentence just yesterday. 2w
Suet624 @RaeLovesToRead That‘s the next one I want to read. Gotta find a library that has it though. 2w
Ruthiella Agree that your description of the split between tragic and comic is well done. It‘s a fine line and Everett never oversteps. 2w
Cinfhen Yes, the humor is subtle and balances the darker subject matter 2w
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this one very much. I bought it just before Christmas and hope to get to it soon…. 2w
BarbaraBB Happy you‘re enjoying it. I loved it. It‘s so dark and yet humorous. 2w
Suet624 @Ruthiella I just finished the book I had been reading when The Trees fell into my lap during a recent lunch. I'm generally a monogamist reader and can't handle mixing storylines, so now I can finally jump back into this one with both feet. 💥 🎊 1w
Suet624 @Cinfhen Authors are amazing. I was thinking of Tom Robbins and Christopher Moore as I read this. They often make me chuckle and have such brilliant ways of writing. Moore doesn't handle tough topics, but he sure is something. 1w
Suet624 @squirrelbrain I'm excited for you. 1w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB How do these authors manage to pull off this kind of thing? I bow to Everett. 1w
BarbaraBB I‘ve read three books by Everett so far and all were fabulous for different reasons. I bow to him too! 1w
Suet624 @barbarabb Oooohhh. I guess I‘m going to have to find more of his. (edited) 1w
62 likes4 stack adds18 comments
blurb
Suet624
Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
post image

You can not imagine the amount of time spent on trying to make a lovely photo collage of my favorite books of 2021. Here they are, in no particular order, except for #1. Thanks to all who tagged me for my picks. It‘s been a joy to screenshot so many of your favorites. Here‘s hoping we all have a great reading year in 2022.

#Top21of21

TrishB Great choices 👍🏻 2w
AmyG I need to read Fresh Water for Flowers. Quite a few tell me it‘s their favorite. 2w
Suet624 @AmyG Fresh Water for Flowers was the 2nd book I read in 2021 and it's one I'll never forget. I buy copies and hand it out to people constantly. My kids still make fun of my reaction to reading it. I had such a physical and emotional reaction to it! The first half in particular - each time I opened the book my heart literally felt full of love. I've never experienced anything like it. (edited) 2w
See All 10 Comments
Suet624 @TrishB Thank you!! 2w
BarbaraBB It could have been mine (except for the Rooney 😉) and I‘m not surprised at all. Love it! And I need to read the ones I haven‘t yet! 🤍 2w
tenar Your list is basically a chunk of my TBR! Thanks for putting them in order for me 😂 Beautiful reading year! 2w
Suet624 @tenar haha. They really aren‘t in order of preference but if it helps you move more easily through your TBR go for it!! 2w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB we are so in sync! 2w
Graywacke I don‘t even know this first book. Well, i do know something about it now. Great list. 1w
Suet624 @Graywacke I could talk endlessly about my love for Fresh Water for Flowers. :) I hope you can read it some day. As my friend Keith said, “I feel as though I need to leave my shoes outside the door as I enter the sanctuary of this book.“ 1w
60 likes4 stack adds10 comments
review
Suet624
The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
post image
Pickpick

Thanks to Litsy and, in particular, @JulesG @Jas16 and @Reggie, I found this book and devoured it in one sitting. I don't usually read romance but apparently maybe I should? Because I needed this book right now. Funny, light, sexy (eventually), and a sweet romance. The author developed her characters and I've been thinking about all of them since I finished reading it. Thanks to all who recommended it.

Suet624 I also discovered how to download my photos from my iPad to my computer and it's a game changer. 2w
Jas16 That is so fantastic! I am thrilled that you loved it. 2w
julesG Glad you liked it! I'm hoping Ali has another book out soon. 2w
See All 7 Comments
Reggie I‘m so glad you liked it, Sue. I loved her friends, especially Ahn. 2w
batsy Sounds fun! I love the synopsis: "unyielding support... and even more unyielding six-pack abs"... Lololol. 2w
Suet624 @batsy hahaha. Those abs are well established in the book. 2w
Suet624 @Reggie yes, I especially liked Malcolm and his storyline. 2w
70 likes3 stack adds7 comments
review
Suet624
Great Circle | Maggie Shipstead
post image
Pickpick

I‘m giving this one a pick but I have to say that of the 600 pages, it was the last 200 pages that finally connected me to the characters. They had felt very distant before that. I think I‘ll appreciate it more after it settles in a bit. Well researched with great detailed storytelling.

Cinfhen I loved this one!! I was convinced Marian was “real” / not sure the current day story was necessary 2w
Suet624 @Cinfhen I know! I saw your review. Current day story really wasn‘t necessary. 2w
Ncostell I‘m about a third of the way through this book now and know what you‘re saying about feeling disconnected from the main characters. Despite that, I feel it‘s a propulsive story but am glad to hear that the characters may grow on me as the book progresses. 2w
See All 6 Comments
Suet624 @cinfhen @ncostell I think my main issue was that this was on the Booker Prize short list. There was much to praise about the book, but I expected more because of being on that list. Like I said, with time it's probable I will recognize more of what I liked about it. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve stopped putting my faith in all of these prizes / but I get why your expectations would have been high!! I just loved all the historical detail and I felt the author didn‘t rush her story but gave us time to really live alongside Marian. I loved it right from the start and stayed engaged throughout the pages ( well audio hours 😉it was LONG!!!!) 2w
Suet624 @Cinfhen I completely agree on its length! 😂😂 2w
65 likes6 comments
blurb
Suet624
Margery Kempe | Robert Glck
post image

Grandson and I rolled my coins. $76. There was a bookstore across the street. My $76 has evaporated but I‘m very excited. Grandson, not so much. He wanted some of the loot. And check out this description of the book on the top: “Based on fragments from the Christian mystic's autobiography written in the 1430s and the author's tale of unrequited gay love, offers a story of Margery's sexual obsession with visits from Jesus.” I‘m here for all of it.

LeahBergen Nice book haul! 2w
Suet624 @LeahBergen Thanks! I'm pretty excited. I just need to find a spot to stack them. Bookshelves are all full at this point. Pure abundance! 2w
Liz_M Five Days at Memorial is excellently done and heartbreaking. 2w
See All 10 Comments
Suet624 @Liz_M I looked at the reviews on Litsy and that seemed to be the prevailing theme. Strangely, this book has been hanging around in my mind for years ever since I started seeing the reviews. It sought me out at the bookstore today, front and center on a shelf. Seemed like it was time for me to grab it. 2w
Amiable I second @Liz_M and her thoughts about “Five Days at Memorial.“ 2w
Ruthiella I read The Book of Margery Kemp, modernized by John Skinner some years ago and found it surprisingly moving. 2w
Suet624 @Ruthiella I guess I'll be going down the rabbit hole of finding John Skinner's book after finishing this one. :) 2w
Reggie Sounds wild! Happy reading, Sue! 2w
Suet624 @Reggie Thanks Reggie! 2w
batsy Oh yes! The description for Margery Kempe sounds SO GOOD. 2w
61 likes10 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

You can‘t tell from this photo but I just set my reading goal on Goodreads to 70 books for 2022. This is 10 less than last year. Magazines, which I refuse to throw away until they are read, are piling up. It‘s an embarrassment of riches, quite honestly. So much to catch up on. I need to set a magazine reading goal for myself to get caught up!

TheEllieMo I‘m with you - my pile of magazines is huge! 3w
Suet624 @TheEllieMo Do they call to you? “Hey! I'm over here!!!“ I wish I could be one of those folks who can just toss unread magazines, but I can't. Especially New Yorkers. I always learn something from each issue. 3w
TheEllieMo @Suet624 yep, I can‘t throw away an unread magazine, however old. Just in case there is the most outstanding, most relevant article in history in it🤣 3w
See All 19 Comments
Amiable I hear you. My stacks of unread magazines used to overwhelm me. Now I force myself to read (or at least skim) them within a few months of arrival in the house because I donate them to the book cart at the hospital where I work. The volunteer office that coordinates the cart won‘t take anything older than 6 months. So that forces me to pick them up. 3w
Suet624 @TheEllieMo that‘s it exactly!!! 3w
Suet624 @Amiable that‘s a great approach. 3w
AlaMich @Amiable @TheEllieMo I don‘t know if you folks use Libby or Hoopla, but you can borrow magazines from both of them. Hoopla‘s selection is meh, but Libby has quite a few good ones. (edited) 3w
Suet624 @AlaMich Thanks for the recommendation. However, I only use Kindle about .00000001% of the time. I like holding paper in my hand. :) I do use Libby for the few audiobooks I listen though and am very thankful it's available to me. 3w
AlaMich I‘m not sure how great an experience it would be to read them on a Kindle, anyway. I read them on an iPad, which is *almost* like the real thing. 😉 (edited) 3w
LeahBergen I love your little Christmas tree! 🎄 3w
Suet624 @LeahBergen Thank you. The tree is over 60 years old and it's a childhood favorite. A light cardboard that slowly rotates with the heat of the lightbulb that's inside the tree. It's pretty sweet. When there is snow on the ground, the light from the tree shines through the window on to the snow and it looks a bit like a disco ball. Which is a little bit of a bummer AND pretty spectacular. :) 3w
LeahBergen Well, now I really want one! 3w
Jeg That window looks like my early childhood Christmas. I love when you put up scenery , it‘s so much like my first home. 3w
Suet624 @Jeg New Hampshire, right? 3w
Jeg Yes. Keane . 3w
Suet624 @Jeg I‘ll try to be sure to include scenery in future photos. ❤️ (edited) 3w
Reggie That is a lovely photo. 3w
Suet624 @Reggie thank you Reggie. 3w
Mindyrecycles I have magazine issues too. Haha. Pun. 7d
56 likes19 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

My sister-in-law sent me a book for Christmas written by my imaginary boyfriend. Grohl provided me the gift of an almost three hour live concert at Madison Square Garden, the Foo Fighters first concert since March of 2020. The band is ready to play and I‘m ready to read. Just a win-win.

Lauram This was one of my favorites of 2021. Enjoy! 3w
Suet624 @Lauram Thank you! 3w
BarbaraBB Great post 😍😍 3w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB thank you! ❤️❤️ 3w
51 likes4 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

And here comes January‘s #bookspin options. Still haven‘t read December‘s. All in good time.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
Leftcoastzen I‘ve been meaning to get to Hamnet all year ! Love the Family Fang , would have thought you would have read Peaceful Warrior back in the day, my memory of it is very vague now.😄 3w
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen I read so much ABOUT the Peaceful Warrior but never actually read the book! Gotta get that puppy off my shelf nice and for all, darn it! 😀 3w
BarbaraBB Happy new year 🎆 😘 3w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB same to you!!!💕 3w
37 likes5 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

While many folks on Litsy have many reading goals I have only one. To reach my Goodreads goal. With this story, I have reached it. 80 books read this year. My favorite was the one I finished on January 17th-Fresh Water for Flowers. I feel such a connection to that book.

I‘m delighted to finish the year reading this author. I had only recently found her & have enjoyed her storytelling style. A bit hit or miss but always an interesting concept.

Ruthiella Yahoo! 🥳🥳🥳 Congratulations! 3w
Suet624 @Ruthiella thank you so much! 💕 3w
MaureenMc 👏👏👏 3w
See All 6 Comments
DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 3w
Suet624 @MaureenMc @divinediana Thank you. I am not goal oriented, but this Goodreads challenge has sustained me over the last four years and I didn't want to not achieve it. 3w
sarahbarnes Congrats!! 🎉 3w
48 likes6 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

A way to be kind to yourself is to read this book. 💕💕😆😍 I keep thinking that this book includes all the things my therapist used to tell me that I always neglected to write down. It‘s a wonderful reminder of the really important things about life.

Asthecroweflies Absolutely love the illustration! Gorgeous! 3w
Jeg One of my favourite books. 3w
Suet624 @Jeg I can see why. Such a delight. 3w
53 likes3 comments
review
Suet624
99 Stories of God | Joy Williams
post image
Pickpick

This page is unlike any other page in this book. It is merely an example of a random thought/event in which God may or may not be involved. At first I thought none of it made any sense. As I progressed I was more and more delighted by her thought process. Pointing out situations in which God was equally confused by the game plan, offering tidbits on Kafka, Bonhoeffer, mystics, OJ Simpson‘s jury, it all worked for me. It is one to pick up again.

49 likes1 stack add
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

A very short borrow-not-buy from my library. After finding a letter from years ago, a woman begins to reminisce about her time in Paris as a young woman, writing snippets of experiences that she and two other women share.

review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

This may have been your typical story of a hot summer lusty out-of-their-minds affair, but it took place in Alabama in the 1930‘s between two married folks and had enough twists and and turns that I couldn‘t stop reading it. The writing was descriptive and reminded me so much of my time in Tennessee that i could envision the time and place without effort. Off my shelf and on to my number of books read for the Goodreads goal. Phew!

Ruthiella Only three more books to go! 😃👍 4w
Suet624 @Ruthiella I'm going to make it!!! 4w
Leftcoastzen Yay! 4w
Suet624 @Ruthiella Hmm, Goodreads says I have four more to go. That's cool. I'm still going to make it. 4w
54 likes4 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

I gave this book 5 stars mainly because it brought Leon just a tiny bit closer. It required that I spend time going to Spotify because of all the great artists & songs that I had to listen to again, it required that I purchase two DVDs of performances, one of which I knew nothing about 🔼, & it took me hours to read a book that in most cases would only take an hour at most. Sadly, it left so much out and was never finished by Russell. I miss him.

Suet624 Elton John‘s speech inducting Russell into the Hall of Fame. So touching. https://youtu.be/qxlu7WWnyNM 🔽 (edited) 4w
Suet624 Joe Cocker came to the US with no band. Leon Russell pulled together a carnival of chaos & fantastic music to back him up. These are 2 of my favorite videos of that period. Russell was the band leader & you can see him lead the musicians in this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-407iUd_pFY&list=RD-407iUd_pFY&start_radio=1 (continued...) 4w
Suet624 The 2nd, Space Captain, shows the size of the group. The timing is a bit off though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjs3zvvnDEY It's the piano playing and his quiet command of the group that so impresses me. (edited) 4w
See All 7 Comments
Nute Awesome post! First, I am going to listen to Tight Rope in my own music collection on my iPod. Next I am going to watch Elton John‘s speech inducting Leon Russell into the Hall of Fame for Rock and Roll. Then I am going to follow all of your leads, Sue! Thank you for sharing!☺️ 4w
Suet624 @Nute Oh, thank you so much for humoring me. Leon is a mad crush of mine. I literally start each day listening/watching him sing one song. Here is something I JUST found. Like a miracle. A recording of a concert to listen to which is much more quiet but the sound/mix is spectacular. So if you just want to listen while you putter, here it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmKubqp1S8E 4w
Nute I love music! You have made my day!!!🤗 4w
Suet624 @Nute 💕💕💕 4w
39 likes7 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

This book that I purchased two years ago, that I was sooo excited to read, has sat on my shelf ever since it arrived. I thought this was a good short book to read. Here‘s the problem with it: he played with everyone and he‘s bringing up memories that I just have to listen to again. Artists I‘ve long forgotten. He talks about this one event that was televised in 1964 and of course I had to watch the whole dang thing. Some of you might like it. 🔽

Suet624 https://youtu.be/OODJDdIbkF4 So many musicians from the ‘60‘s. (edited) 4w
Leftcoastzen 😆laughing because of your deadline! 4w
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen I KNOW! This was a delightful mistake. 4w
See All 8 Comments
tenar Thank you for linking this show! I watched the first ten minutes, stopped it, got my parents together, and we watched the whole thing together. It was a nice evening, thanks to you! 4w
Suet624 @tenar that‘s fantastic and it makes me so happy!!! 4w
Nute Stacking! 4w
Suet624 @Nute Just a warning. It reallly leaves so much out. But I was delighted to spend some time with him and his stories about being legitimately mistaken for Jesus are pretty funny. 4w
Nute I already anticipate a good time!🤗 4w
52 likes1 stack add8 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

I have to read 5 more books before year‘s end to reach my Goodreads goal. Wasn‘t sure it was going to happen. However, last night I decided to take the week off of work and searched for thin books in my collection. Apart from cleaning the large downstairs Airbnb twice this week I‘ll be spending the rest of the time reading. Onward!!

SRWCF You can do it! 👊👊👊 4w
Leftcoastzen Yay thin books! My game plan too! 😃 4w
Suet624 @SRWCF from your typing fingers to my eyeballs, may it be so. 😜 4w
See All 19 Comments
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen how many are you trying to read to accomplish your goal? 4w
SRWCF @Suet624 Lol! 4w
Leftcoastzen My goal was 99 I‘m at 94. I‘m about halfway through #NYRBBookClub book and one other.Might throw in a graphic novel!😂 4w
AmyG Good luck! You got this. 👊🏻 4w
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen ahhh, so we both are so close!!! Good luck! 4w
Suet624 @AmyG thanks, Amy! 4w
Leftcoastzen Good luck to you as well!📚📚 4w
tenar I always sneak a few little books in at the end of the year. 😉 You can do it! Have fun! 4w
Suet624 @tenar Yes, I want to make sure I am enjoying it. I don‘t want it to be a chore. Thanks for the reminder. 4w
squirrelbrain Have a great break, and good luck! 😁 4w
Suet624 @squirrelbrain thank you. I‘m so happy not to be going to work this week. Such a luxury to just read. 4w
Billypar I'm a mere 28 books away from my goal, so I figure if I just give up working, sleeping, self-care, etc. until January 1st, I'm completely on pace 😅 4w
Suet624 @Billypar You just made me laugh out loud. I have a very eclectic mix of books lined up. One that have been sitting on my shelves for ages. I‘m too close to quit and kind of happy to attack the stack. 💕 4w
Reggie @Billypar Lolol 4w
Reggie Good luck, Sue! You can do it! 4w
Suet624 @Reggie it‘s going to happen!!!! 4w
63 likes19 comments
review
Suet624
Aftershocks: A Memoir | Nadia Owusu
post image
Pickpick

My librarian handed this memoir to me saying I would appreciate it. She wasn‘t wrong. Owusu covers so much-her mother‘s desertion, her beloved father‘s death when she was a teenager, the cultural history of the many countries she lived in as the daughter of a UN worker, her stepmother‘s abandonment, blending into cultures, racism, about the earthquakes we experience as part of trauma. While this many not sound cheery, it sure was captivating.

Graywacke Sounds amazing 4w
47 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
Suet624
Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection | Various, RANDOM HOUSE INC, New York Review Book
post image

This may seem like a small thing to some, but I was so excited to see that New York Review Books had a fulfillment center in Vermont send my book to me. Does that mean there a lot of NYRB readers in my area?

review
Suet624
Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
post image
Pickpick

I really wasn‘t happy with the author‘s previous book so I was nervous about reading this one for the Tournament of Books. I also knew nothing about the story before heading into it. What a delightful surprise it turned out to be! A single woman navigating a new country, a new job at The Hague as an interpreter, and a potential relationship. A 👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻 from me. #TOB22

squirrelbrain I‘m looking forward to this; I have it reserved at the library. 1mo
Suet624 @squirrelbrain I think you‘ll like it! 1mo
BarbaraBB Not much happens but the atmosphere and the dialogues are superb I thought. Happy holidays dear Sue 💚🎄 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB haha. I thought there was a lot going on in this little powerhouse! Best wishes and much love to you and yours, Barbara. 1mo
Megabooks This is too 3 for me so far! 1mo
52 likes2 stack adds5 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

Such a rich novel. The way Rooney writes dialogue puts you smack in the middle of the conversations. The longing and disguised and repressed desires to connect honestly, to connect, period, almost felt claustrophobic but also so, so familiar. Rooney writes in such a way that I feel I‘m fully aware of the surroundings without overwhelming me with descriptions. I came out of it thinking, “Why THERE you are, beautiful world.” #TOB22

LiteraryinLawrence Great review! 1mo
Suet624 @LiteraryinLawrence thank you. Have you read this one? 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Suet624 Nope, I‘ve actually never read anything by Rooney. If I wanted to, which one of hers do you recommend starting with? 1mo
See All 14 Comments
Suet624 @LiteraryinLawrence I really liked Normal People. 1mo
Jas16 Wonderful review! 1mo
Suet624 @Jas16 🥰🥰🥰 1mo
Reggie Lol, this is lovely, Sue. It‘s just been staring at me from my bookshelf. I need to pick it up. 1mo
Suet624 @Reggie well you know me and my love for a complex female character. In this book I got two flawed female characters. Jackpot. 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review Sue, as always! 1mo
batsy Lovely review! I've been holding off on this but now I want to read it ASAP. 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB thank you! I can‘t remember if you‘ve read it. Have you? 1mo
Suet624 @batsy I‘m so curious to see what you think of it. 1mo
BarbaraBB Yes I have! I didn‘t enjoy it as much as you did but your review is spot on. 1mo
Suet624 @barbarabb @batsy @reggie I've been thinking more about this book a few days after finishing it. I realized that what I liked was not so much about the story itself - it's quite possible I could forget even what the book was about in 6 months. It was specifically how much I felt part of it all. Like I was a fly on the wall. Her writing draws me in and includes me in a way that other authors don't. 1mo
63 likes14 comments
blurb
Suet624
Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
post image

Library comes through again. Two from the #Tob22 shortlist and the Love Hypothesis which folks seem to love!

BarbaraBB You‘ll love Intimacies I think though I don‘t want to overhype it. (edited) 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I am in the middle of it now and so surprised by it. I didn‘t really like one of her other books so I wasn‘t expecting a great deal out of this one but I‘m really enjoying it. You know me so well!! 1mo
Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to getting to Intimacies 1mo
BarbaraBB I didn‘t enjoy another book by her either but this one is really good I thought! 👯‍♀️ 1mo
53 likes4 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Pickpick

While it is true this book is more serious than her previous books I appreciated all that she had to say. Lawson‘s humor and honesty make her an author I will always search for. One section had me laughing so hard that I couldn‘t catch my breath. I hadn‘t laughed with such gusto and for so long in years.

quote
Suet624
post image

Makes me laugh every time I read that line.

AmyG Ha! 1mo
Reggie Lolol 1mo
EvieBee Lol Liberty Hardy is so funny! 1mo
Cathythoughts 😂 1mo
49 likes4 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

Coming home late at night after working my second job of the day and finding a surprise gift from Reggie was a blessing. Sat right down on the steps and cried a little bit. Don‘t mean to sound melodramatic, but knowing you were thinking of me brought my day to a wonderful end. And this book! I had stacked it immediately when I read your review of it. So many thank you‘s.

@Reggie

Lindy I understand exactly what that feels like: tearful gratitude when we are reminded that others care about us. Litsy is a nice community. ❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm ❤️🌹 1mo
squirrelbrain Aw, how lovely of @Reggie ! 1mo
See All 15 Comments
batsy 💕 1mo
BiblioLitten That‘s lovely 💜 1mo
Cinfhen Book sounds fabulous and what a wonderful gift from @Reggie 💚 1mo
Suet624 @Lindy that‘s exactly it. 1mo
kathedron See, this is why I love Litsy! ❤️ 1mo
Reggie Awwww, Sue. Now I‘m glad I didn‘t send the card with the killer Rudolph that had blood coming down his antlers. Lol, I hope you enjoy this book and Merry Christmas! 1mo
Suet624 @kathedron it‘s a wonderful place. 💕 1mo
Suet624 @Reggie it would have been totally appropriate considering your love of gore. 🤪😃🥰 1mo
Megabooks Wonderful!! 💜 1mo
BarbaraBB It is wonderful that @Reggie made you feel better! Litsy friendships are worth a lot 🤍 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB they sure are. And I value you. ❤️❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB Same 😘 1mo
50 likes3 stack adds15 comments
quote
Suet624
post image

This section in Lawson‘s book is a somber chapter about health insurance and how they fail anyone who is suffering from (fill in the blank). In her case in particular it‘s about her mental health. I‘ve worked in HR and spent hours tussling with insurance companies on behalf of our employees. Every word she says is true. “Sometimes I think you want me dead.”

kyraleseberg Incredibly relatable, my family just experienced the same after my husband had a sudden bizarre ICU stay (non-Covid thankfully) and now dealing with a mountain of medical bills because insurance is a really expensive scam. 1mo
Suet624 @kyraleseberg I‘m so sorry. It is particularly tough when you‘re also dealing with recovery. Who has the time? (edited) 1mo
Jas16 This section absolutely gutted me. 1mo
See All 10 Comments
Megabooks So true. I‘ve fought that battle an unfortunate number of times. 1mo
kspenmoll I spent hours on the phone since July 1 at the beginning of each month just because they keep dropping my son from my plan. Finally it‘s December & I called & he is finally covered without the monthly fight. 😱😱😱 1mo
Suet624 @Jas16 I agree. Just gut wrenching. 1mo
Suet624 @Megabooks I‘m so sorry. 1mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll Yay! Finally! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💕 1mo
BarbaraBB I don‘t think I can stand a whole book about US horrible health care system 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB oh, it‘s just a short but very moving chapter in the book. 1mo
50 likes10 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

I‘m not really sure why Litsy‘s search function is often so completely off base. Are there really so many people reading these titles that they would pop up before Jenny Lawson‘s? Deerhunter? Really? 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ it‘s been like this for a while - that one needs to be super cunning to find the book one is searching for - but this morning just seemed like the time to say something.

wanderinglynn I have had similar problems. And Broken was one of those. Why Deerhunter? How is that anywhere close to Broken? 🤷🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️ 1mo
jenniferw88 If you look at the author, 'broken' is in the name! 1mo
Suet624 @jenniferw88 I understand that broken is the name of the author. But I scrolled for quite some time and never found Jenny Lawson‘s book under the title broken. I had to look under her name. I‘m not quite sure why litsy can‘t clean that up a bit 1mo
See All 8 Comments
jenniferw88 @Suet624 does the lawson book have a subtitle? Sometimes I have to add the subtitle or author to my searches e.g. broken jenny and 🤞 it would turn up. 1mo
Suet624 @jenniferw88 @wanderinglynn also, I just looked up Deerhunter. It has two posts whereas Lawson‘s book has a large number. That alone should be enough to make it show up first. 1mo
Suet624 @jenniferw88 it does have a subtitle. 1mo
Laughterhp I‘ve noticed that a lot too! I forget what book I was trying to put in, but I also had to add the author‘s name to find it. 1mo
sarahbarnes I‘ve had this happen to me, too. And your comment about Deerhunter made me laugh. 😂 1mo
35 likes8 comments
review
Suet624
Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
post image
Pickpick

A short and impactful novel about a family dealing with deportation, separation, and loneliness. My daughter lived in Colombia for several years and the writing brought me right back to the scenery, climate, and statues of the Virgin in grottos. Will the family ever be able to unite? It was an unexpectedly emotional read for me.

kspenmoll Where in Columbia- what was she doing? One of brother‘s was there but just for one year. Way back when… 1mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll she and her family were in Medellin for two years for her husband”s job. 1mo
BarbaraBB I am going to buddyread this one with @squirrelbrain later this month and am looking forward to it, partly because of my own memories of Colombia. Such a special country but I know you think so too. (edited) 1mo
squirrelbrain Great review Sue - I‘m looking forward to our #buddyread @BarbaraBB ! 1mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB @squirrelbrain I hope you both find it as impactful as I did. 1mo
57 likes5 comments
review
Suet624
All's Well | Mona Awad
post image
Mehso-so

I only read this because it‘s on the #TOB22 shortlist. Every year the Tournament of Books provides me with at least one book where, when finished, I scratch my head and say, “what the hell WAS that?” If you want to read an exquisite account of living with chronic pain, the first 100 pages is perfection. After that it goes off the rails and I‘m not sure what the point of it all is. It‘s not a pan, but it‘s not one I‘d recommend to anyone either.

sarahbarnes 😂😂 I‘m picking this one up at the library tomorrow. We‘ll…see how it goes! 1mo
Ruthiella I think it takes its cue from the Shakespeare play in that it purposefully does not add up at the end. 1mo
Suet624 @sarahbarnes it‘s on several lists as a book to read. Hopefully you‘ll really enjoy it! 1mo
See All 6 Comments
Suet624 @Ruthiella oh! Well then she‘s done a great job. 😄🥴 1mo
ReadingEnvy I bailed! 🥴 1mo
Suet624 @ReadingEnvy You are clearly smarter than I am. 1mo
56 likes6 comments
blurb
Suet624
Muted | Tami Charles
post image

Just a reminder to folks that there is a way to not see all the winter games posts. No offense to those participating, but with limited amounts of time available I don‘t need to see how many points people are collecting. Under settings, there is a section where you can mute a hashtag. I had to do it in my desktop but I imagine it‘s possible to do it on your phone.

slategreyskies Great tip! Thanks!! :) 2mo
Suet624 @slategreyskies you‘re welcome! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence Thank you! I feel the same way so this was very helpful. 2mo
See All 11 Comments
Suet624 @LiteraryinLawrence I was so appreciative when they introduced this feature. 2mo
Blueberry Is there a limit how many we can mute? I have about 60 on my muted list including previous years. The list won't allow me to add any more or delete any old ones either. 2mo
Suet624 I‘m not sure about limits but maybe delete some of your older ones? I think your personal Litsy program might get slowed down by so many. Not sure about that though. @Blueberry (edited) 2mo
Suet624 @Blueberry oh, I just saw you can‘t delete them. Well that‘s weird. Will it let you edit them? Are you using a computer or your phone? 2mo
Blueberry @Suet624 tablet but I can try laptop later. 2mo
Sparklemn Love this feature. Thanks for sharing! 👍 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Yep, I‘ve used that feature a few times! Pretty snow. From this past week? 1mo
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks Hi there! The snow happened right after Thanksgiving. We have snow one day, warm temps the next which melt the snow, then snow, then ice. It's the season for crazy weather patterns. January usually comes in full of snow. Let's hope it happens in 2022. Despite my bitching about shoveling, I love the look of a fierce snowstorm under the streetlights and outdoor Christmas lights. 1mo
55 likes11 comments
review
Suet624
I Found You | Lisa Jewell
post image
Pickpick

A coworker handed this to me three months ago. She kept asking me about it, so before it became really embarrassing I finally read it. A lovely day off, lots of bed and couch reading, and I‘ve finished it. A light Friday read.

Williambill Hello how are you I liked the way you pictured yourself in your profile if you don‘t mind can we talk 💕 2mo
52 likes1 comment
blurb
Suet624
Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
post image

A brief stop off at the library to return some books and here we are. Unexpected good fortune. Some Litsy-recommended, some librarian-recommended, and Jenny Lawson is always a go-to for me. It‘s a great day.

Megabooks I‘ve read all of these! I can rarely say that. My favorite was Infinite Country! 2mo
Suet624 @Megabooks I feel as if I won at @megabook‘s book bingo! 🤩👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍 2mo
Megabooks 😁😁👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Tonton Great stack! 1mo
60 likes4 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

This particular library sits between life and death and allows the MC to review other life options. Much like It‘s a Wonderful Life, the message is simple. You really do have choices, change your life in small ways, see what shakes out, look for the magic. (Oh wait, that last little bit is my own philosophy.) I‘m glad so many folks enjoyed this book and I‘m glad Haig is well received. However, I have enjoyed other books written by him more.

Lindy I almost bailed on this, but persevered because my niece had recommended it (a rare occurrence) and I wanted to be able to talk to her about it. I‘m glad I finished it, but it‘s pretty weird and rather didactic. 2mo
Suet624 @Lindy Yes, I liked the concept but it lacked some kind of finesse. It was just okay. 2mo
55 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
Suet624
post image

I‘ve been immersed in the Beatles documentary and of course had to look into Glyn John‘s more. I love how he worked with the group throughout the film and his clothes were perfection! (If you‘ve seen the film, you know what I‘m talking about!) Found he‘d written a book, which apparently was only available through Kindle. Even as I muttered about Amazon and Bezos, I downloaded it.

45 likes1 stack add
blurb
Suet624
Spin | Lamar Giles
post image

Doing this before I forget!

#bookspin
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! And thanks for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - our names are just too similar as this isn't the first time this has happened!! 😂 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Suet624 you‘re welcome ❤️ 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheAromaofBooks you‘re welcome!! 💛 2mo
38 likes5 comments
review
Suet624
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
post image
Pickpick

I have a feeling I will like this book more as I think back on it. I expected to love it as much as All The Light which is unfair to a book. Each individual character had a terrific story to tell but I was unclear how they were intersecting and that seemed important to me at the time. I guess I also wanted to care about the characters more. I appreciate Doerr‘s storytelling but I give this one a soft pick. #TOB22

blurb
Suet624
Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
post image

I‘m keeping this puppy company this weekend. He‘s only 5 months old. He‘s huge already! I‘m having trouble focusing on the many plot lines going on in this story. Hopefully I‘ll settle into it soon.

Tamra 🤗 Such a fun & challenging stage! 2mo
AmyG I promise it will settle soon...you will get the hang. Happy Thanksgiving, Sue! Happy babysitting. 2mo
sarahbarnes I‘m about 400th on the waiting list for this book at the library! 😳 2mo
See All 11 Comments
Suet624 @Tamra the book or the dog!? Haha. 2mo
Suet624 @AmyG happy thanksgiving to you as well! Will you be with your kids and grand baby? 2mo
Suet624 @sarahbarnes wow. That‘s a bummer!! 2mo
TheLibrarian The dog would distract me from getting any reading done 🤣 2mo
Tamra @Suet624 bah! The dog! 2mo
AmyG We will be with our daughters. Our son and family will be in MI. Nobody wants to travel TG weekend. 😂 2mo
Suet624 @AmyG I hope it‘s a wonderful time for you. 2mo
kspenmoll I hope your Thanksgiving was fun, family, food! 2mo
61 likes11 comments
review
Suet624
post image
Mehso-so

I have so enjoyed the last two books I‘ve read by this author. This was a so-so for me. Said to be semi-autobiographical it tells the story of a child in Japan who comes to life finally at the age of 2 1/2. The novel speaks of the God-like beliefs of a child, the understanding of loss and the feelings of/absence of pleasure. Brief and to the point.

blurb
Suet624
Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
post image

Congrats! So funny to have just finished reading this today. Such a good book.