I have read several books about the mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity but had only ever heard his victims referred to as prostitutes. Which was largely considered his "reason" for killing them. ? This book made me realize that everything else I'd read on the subject had entirely ignored these 5 women. Sure their names were recorded but no attempt had been made to learn anything more about them despite there being a great deal ⬇️
I'm most of the way through the history of the 4th victim and have started thinking about which light, charming, amusing book I'll read next. I'm going to need it!
@ljuliel asked what period in history we most enjoy reading about. My answer is: many. I love ancient Mesopotamian, Greek, Egyptian, etc. I like The Middle Ages. I like WWII. I like Georgian & Regency. I like American Civil War, Revolutionary War, westward expansion, Gold Rush, Wild West. I'm currently reading the tagged book & it is heartbreaking/fascinating. The same could be said of my recent read of The Midnight Watch.
I'm terrible about completing challenges but I'm excited about #booked2020 so I've signed up. These are the ones I'm thinking of for the #winterplan - except that I have no idea what to do for #millenialauthor 🤷♀️ More research is in my future!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
I'm really enjoying this series of short stories. I wanted more of this one, to know more about the world this story inhabits.
I actually read this yesterday, the 30th, and today my kindle won't let me reopen it. Does anyone know if you can only read a kindle unlimited book once?
This falls between so-so and pick for me. I feel like the writing was a little inconsistent but I also found myself very interested in finding out what happened so I never thought of bailing. It was entertaining and dealt with some heavy topics without feeling heavy.
Some of the words and phrases first used in print during my birth year are pretty interesting: Urban legend. Telemedicine. Peace sign. Morning breath. Love beads. Light pollution. Denver boot. Clunky. Cash bar. Butt naked. Bank machine. #wordnerd
I (finally!) finished this and I'm not sure what I think of it. It was interesting yet weird. There often seemed to be entirely too many characters yet the dozens of interconnected people all had fleshed out thoughts and back stories. However very few of them were likable and that certainly turned me off. I'm torn about how to rate this but I don't think I can call it a pick.
🏝 The Harry Potter series. Or LOTR. Or Narnia. (Hmmm. Fantasy makes up a small portion of my reading but in the case of desert island I think that's what I'd want.🤔)
🧦 Depends on the temp. We're into sock season now.
🏔 Mt Evans- 14,271 feet
🍄🌶 I'm not fond of mushrooms. Or very spicy foods.
I came close to bailing on this book because the first third was ABSURD! But I listened to the litsy love for it and persevered. It frequently made me laugh so I ended up enjoying it but I don't feel particularly drawn to the rest of the series. I do have the next book on kindle so perhaps sometime I'll give it a chance.
This is a heartbreaking account of the fact that on the night of April 14-15 1912, there was a ship close enough to have helped the Titanic. It's also a fictionalized exploration of what the Californian's crew actually saw, thought, and believed of the happenings that night and tries to explain why they didn't respond. It's interesting but also a little repetitive and it drags in places. Between a pick and a so-so.
This is the fourth year in a row that I have "assigned" myself these books for my October reading and so far I have failed to follow through. October is only halfway over so maybe I'll get to one or two of these yet. ???
The beginning of a book, the end of the Bronco game (an actual win! 😲), and a warm blankie...I love Sunday afternoon.
I finally picked up my copy of this gorgeous book and I've returned to it over and over today to swoon over the stunning artwork. Jim Kay's wonderful illustrations have taken me back to the wonder I felt when read these books for the first time. 💜💚🧡💙❤
It seems inconceivable (🤣 I crack myself up!)- given how much I love this movie- but I just cannot get into this book. I guess memoirs are officially not a genre I enjoy and I just have to stop trying. Back this goes to the library.
1- Do you see the face in the rock?
2- If I'm lucky enough that it rains on the weekend I read!
3- Alone time while my husband, son, and grandbaby hopefully go camping! 🤞
4- If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!
I wish I'd bailed on this. As a retelling I think this was bad. While the girls have the same names their characters and actions are so different that I couldn't see any of the original in this. I started to enjoy it as a story of it's own but it was so bleak and depressing that it was a struggle. Finally it just.. stopped.Everyone's storylines and concerns laid out but left completely up in the air. I was quite disappointed.
#CurrentRead and admiring my roses that are STILL blooming at the end of September! Guess a late heat wave is good for something.
I'm having to read this book in the browser because I keep getting this notification when I try to open it in the kindle app. I *am* connected to the internet and I have tried restarting my phone (the totality of my technical trouble shooting knowledge 🤪). I've used Overdrive and opened the book in kindle many times previously so I'm frustrated.
Does any one have any tips?
On the one hand, her account of her childhood is extremely interesting- especially as it's soooo different from mine- if occasionally disturbing. On the other hand, as soon as I stop listening to it I lose a lot of my interest. I had the same problem with Educated and a few other memoirs. I'm starting to think this genre just doesn't do it for me
Has anyone else read this? What did you think of it?
Trigger warnings for abuse & sexual assault. ⬇️
1- Four. But three of those were 1 day stops on a cruise long ago.
3- Italy. Positano is my first choice but pretty much anywhere in that country would be fine with me.
4- So many but I'm partial to books set in Colorado because I don't encounter them very often and it's interesting to read about my own backyard.