I took advantage of this rainy day to read the next Cork O‘Connor book. In this one we travel to Canada and learned more about Henry‘s past.
This book was up and down. Parts were thoughtful and interesting and parts were a grudge match against her do-goooder nemesis Blair mixed with a list of good deeds done for underprivileged kids in her daughters class. I don‘t envy the author- this is a tough topic.
1. Paperback but I‘m not picky
2. Outdoors preferably by water
3. Right now I‘m sick of hot, sticky summer so I say fall. Ask me again during the cold winter and I‘ll say spring.
@DGRachel I‘m finally feeling better and home this weekend. I plan on tackling these both and getting them in the mail to you on Monday!
A comprehensive but sad book about the Challenger disaster. You just want to yell into the book and tell them not to get on that shuttle.
This was an incredible book. The author followed three people from a closed factory in Indiana made famous when President Trump tweeted about it. The book which covered the former president‘s administration really looked at the issues faced by factory workers in a way you won‘t see on the news no matter what channel you watch. Highly recommend.
A well researched book about the fight for flight attendants to be seen as professionals and not just a pretty face. With everything going on in the US right now it was a good reminder of how women used to be treated and how hard they had to fight.
This was an excellent book about growing up in Liberia, and later leaving as a refugee in the 1980‘s. I highly recommend the audiobook read by the author. #ReadingAfrica2022
A neighbor gave me a bunch of tomatoes so I‘m experimenting with French cooking for #FoodAndLit2022
Dennis and Barbara James spent their retirement going to some pretty hard to get places. Some of these stories were interesting but some were kind of cringeworthy given the James‘ desire to visit and take pictures of people who clearly didn‘t want them there. My favorite was Cuba- I loved the descriptions of the art. My least favorite was Venezuela for reasons described above. #ReadingAfrica2022 #Cameroon
Wow, what a generous swap. Thank you so much @booksellerofyourdiscontent ❤️
I can‘t wait to read the books and I am a bit of a post it fanatic so this was perfect!
I‘m starting completely over after flu in May and covid in June completely derailed my fitness goals for the year. I am still having trouble with eating, breathing, and energy but I‘m beginning to feel like I can do some things again. My goals:
Fitness- Try or re-try 5 new things and 2x per week at the gym
Food- fill the freezer with healthy/easy food
Reading- #bookspinbingo blackout
Mindfulness- replace festering with journaling!
Making progress on #Booked2022
(I haven‘t filled out the form yet- going to do it all at once at the end of the year.)
About royalty- Cinder
Written by journalist- When A Crocodile Eats The Sun
Born in Africa- The Girl Who Smiled Beads
My Own Prompt- Old School Mystery- B Is For Burglar
Nautical Novel- Prince of Tides
Murder Mystery- Indemnity Only
Thanks hosts- @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
Making the most of the three day weekend.
This was a very emotional memoir written by a journalist in the US who was also trying to care for his aging parents in Zimbabwe. It was a story that was both un-relatable and completely relatable all at the same time. #ReadingAfrica
(This was a great audiobook- read by the author.)
@Chrissyreadit this box is great! Your cat story cracked me up! My neighbor‘s cat has been living in my backyard for 3 days because he saw a chipmunk there. They want what they want! Thank you so much.
(And I was was writing this my Daisy cat jumped up and tried to steal the stuffie 🤷♀️)
Finally finished Middlemarch today! It was slow in some parts but overall I enjoyed it. This was my #chunksterchallenge book for 2022.
I made Almojabanas for breakfast this morning, but clearly I wasn‘t awake enough because I added 2 tablespoons of orange blossom water instead of 2 teaspoons. Oh well, on to France. #FoodAndLit #Colombia
This was a pleasant enough memoir about a writing student on a fellowship to write a novel in the Falklands. I could have done without the chapters of her failed novel, but I liked learning about what it was like to write when you‘re truly alone.
Trying to stay cool😎❄️🐧
Once I realized this was not the modern retelling of Little Women I thought it was I settled in and enjoyed the messed up tale told by the unreliable narrator, Mrs March. The weirdest thing was how she referred to herself as Mrs March even in childhood flashbacks.
I‘m in the middle of something else, but started this on a whim tonight. It‘s super interesting so far!
I appreciated this graphic adaptation of one of my favorite novels. Reading this on the longest day of the year might become a tradition for me. Next year I‘ll have to get some champagne.
I‘ve been waiting months to read this graphic novel today!