Just playing around 🤣😆😜
When the blurbs say it's about a super hero, that's true but I was expecting "Bam!" and "Pow!" and it really is about regular folks who go the extra mile, who show up and fight for what is right with no expectation of glory.
The author wrote he was inspired by the Women's March, the Parkland activists and so many more.
This one has a lot of heart.
Theo's like: a boy and his dog, a dog and a boy...sheesh, take a nap already. #catsoflitsy
But I loved Griz's loyalty to the dogs, willing to follow them into the unknown. This was a terrific dystopian and I totally related to Griz's love of books ? when scavenging through houses, coming upon bookshelves and seeing books he knew, saying it was like "meeting old friends in a strange place." ❤️??
I am loving this book. ❤️ I'm alternately racing through it to find out clues, and slowing down to make it last.
Billed as Agatha Christie meets Groundhogs day...rather, I feel like I'm in a game of Clue. But instead of staying in Professor Plum, you bounce into Colonel Mustard next, then into Miss Scarlet and on and on seeing the scene from many viewpoints.
If you enjoy reading something out of the ordinary, this is it. 😊⭐️👍
Had to work this weekend so I'm nowhere near 24. Still reading, though. Started Vox, a dystopian that you think could never happen, right? Women basically confined to cooking, cleaning, and crafts, limited to a hundred words a day. (People average 16,000) No books. 🤔😳😫😖😡 It's engrossing, a fast read, but I keep stepping away because I'm getting so mad. No books?! This is more frightening than a ghost story! #catsoflitsy
#24in48 My sister and I used to read Baba Yaga books (pub 1957) over and over again, engrossed in stories about a witch who flew around in a magic mortar, steered by a pestle. The stories are told from the viewpoint of her cat, pictured here with Baba Yaga in front of her hut, Izbushka, which walks around on chicken legs when Baba Yaga isn't at home. 🙂❤️ I was thrilled when I found old library copies to relive the memories. 👍
Cici's detective work was fun to follow and the illustrations were gorgeous. Totally loved this. ❤️👍🙂
I really liked The Wife Between Us and wanted to like this one more.
Marital problems drive Josie into therapy where she admits she likes reading alone upstairs while her husband is watching sports downstairs...
Hmmm, I thought as I read alone upstairs while my husband was downstairs watching tv. 🤔😜😂
Digging into a treasure trove of ARCs.
I really enjoyed Dear Mrs. Bird, I was expecting silly hilarity so I was surprised by how touched and emotional It made me.
Ghosted started out great but I didn't think it fulfilled its promise.
Enthusiastic thumbs up for AJ Pearce. 👍📨📮
About halfway in I got so claustrophobic and almost bailed since the setting was Mars with dwindling supplies of air, water, and food. But I got a second wind, 😝 and finished. Seven convicts are trained to build a colony on Mars but things start to go wrong almost immediately when fatal accidents start to threaten their group.
I would recommend this, sort of Stephen King lite. 👍🚲☠️👀😯
This book has not one, not two, but three really intriguing mysteries. Ex-cop Ted relocates after being accused of a heinous crime and partners up with wacky, tattooed Amanda who also has prison in her past. They team up to solve the mystery of a famous missing author who may have gotten on the wrong side of a crocodile...the inside. 😳😬 The sequel is available in Australia...but they don't ship to the U.S. 😢😟😔
🎶 fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you ... 🎶 or at least to the characters in this book.
Fun and creepy. 🍃🍂🕸
#thewallsareclosingin @Liberty "Six Wakes" takes place in space but it reads like a locked-room mystery. Six clones wake up disoriented in anti-gravity ... amid floating blood and bodies, the bodies being their previous incarnations. Because they had been violently murdered, they didn't have time to download recent memories so they have to piece clues together, while they each try to keep their secrets secret. #bestof2018. ?✨??✨
Finally, after a long cold 🌬stretch , we got to a bookstore. 📚 Good thing, cuz now we're buried. 🌨❄️❄️❄️🌨
Found a doggy bed for a buck and a half...it's a little snug but Dex is making it work. 🐾 😝. #catsoflitsy
" "You want me to come over there?" he (the bartender) said, leaning across the bar.
Vega's eyes went glassy like she'd just tasted something delicious.
"Wish you would," she said. Cap inserted himself between Vega and the bar..."
The story is twisted, I liked ex-cop Max Caplin, and loved Alice Vega, who never runs from a fight.
I hope they join forces again. Sequel please.
A hot air balloon ride turns deadly when the group aboard find themselves overlooking a murder taking place, and then, slowly, the murderer takes aim at their balloon... 🎈
That brings you up to page eight and that's when the book really takes off. 😳😲 This read was a fun ride....so to speak. 😂. #catsoflitsy
Today Diane (my co-conspirator at work) and I repurposed a couple of discarded books. 🦃😀
"...the sudden realization of a world turned over--these girls are going to define his life as much as he has defined theirs."
Timely. Powerful. Empowering.
Snow White and Rose Red was one of my favorites of Grimm's fairy tales so I'm really enjoying this reimagining of the story. When their father doesn't return home, Snow, Rose and their mother go to live in the enchanted forest where "Rose wanted to know why their father had been taken, and Snow wanted to know how to get him back." The whimsical illustrations just add to its charm. I don't want it to end. #trw
Hanna is nine days from turning 18. When she does she will be married to a man nearly three times her age, becoming his 5th wife. It has been ordained. A unexpected read for me, I was sucked into the isolated community, polygamy, the inexorable countdown of days, and Hanna. I was rooting for Hanna as she finally started making her own choices. 👍😊 #catsoflitsy. (Dexter, disoriented, was rudely awakened for the photo.)
Kirkman just keeps developing dynamic between Rick and Negan which is what makes this graphic so intriguing. Reading these I veer between horror and hilarity. I think the longevity of the series is a testament to his writing. Geez, I love The Walking Dead.
I had a book emergency...
I needed some. 😲🙄😆🙂😊 ❤️📚
Starting this one tonight. So happy to be back in Three Pines. 😊🌲🌲🌲
Hit the jackpot at B & N today and got Sarah, Allison, and Rachel on sale to complete my clone club. 😊
Hope to use them in a library display this fall.
This Viking saga grabbed me right away. The betrayal comes fast (before page 9) I'm pretty sure to be followed by revenge. Bwahahaha! Ragnvald is the title character, his sister Svanhild, is starting to be kind of kick@ss which isn't the norm for unmarried Viking females in this book. I just find myself thinking about the story whenever I'm not reading it. Kinda fun to be immersed in an epic read until the next Martin and Rothfuss. 🐺👑
Only able to get Theo paused for #internationalcatday. #catsoflitsy [absent: Dexter Harper] Have to say I really, really like Eve Chase. The first two pages drew me right in and just when I thought the story was moving in a predictable manner it took a turn. It wasn't like The Big Twist a lot of authors keep trying to pull off. It was smooth and quiet and just well done. Nice follow up to Black Rabbit Hall, look forward to her next one. 🤞👍😊
Rose Lee lives with her grandparents when her mother leaves for a better life in Chicago. (Her mother is a jerk and her grandmother is just frightening.) I hurt for Rose Lee, I was scared of her grandmother, and I worried for their safety. The characters, the content, and the story were all strong. [some mature themes] This is a wonderful junior book that tells a accessible story while unspooling some important moments in history.
Well, that was a ride. Reading about a woman racing through the zoo with her four-year-old son, trying to get away from gunmen was what I signed up for when I got this book. Some of the decisions Joan made...were not what I would do and didn't seem...brilliant, but it was a chase and I enjoyed it for that. I hope it's not wrong to add: I hope the groundhog made it. Theo needs a nap after this breakneck read. #catsoflitsy 😂🎢🐘
The clock is ticking for our diversity project at work. So if I can read several of these this weekend I'll be ecstatic. Then I just need to pull together my reviews, some quotes, and make posters. Fingers crossed. 🤞. Harper, one of the #catsoflitsy. #24in48.
I'm not very far but Lepionka had me from the first paragraph when Roxane answers her phone, hung over, from beneath her desk when she is drawn into this case, mostly because she needs the money. Roxane is an interesting character: world weary, smart, stubborn. I wish I could call in sick just so I could read this book. (Kris, pay no attention to that last sentence.) 🙄😬😆
Maeve is twelve when she goes into the water and shares a kiss with Daniel. The next moment Daniel is bumped by a shark which bites Maeve. It is just the beginning of her two great loves.
This book juggles romance, lost love, betrayal, grief, and forgiveness, with shark conservation. It was unexpectedly an enjoyable, light summer read but it might not encourage you to go back into the water. 😂
Theo #catsoflitsy. 🦈