Breakfast and new library books! 🍽📚💕
My Book of the Month box arrived today! Just in time for the weekend! 📚💕
It's been a rough week. Luckily I had books and Chaplin (and my other two kitties) to help me through it! 😸📚💕 #botm #bookmail #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #chaplin
"I believe in fiction and the power of stories because that way we speak in tongues. We are not silenced. All of us, when in a deep trauma, find we hesitate, we stammer. The thing is stuck. We get our language back through the language of others. We can turn to the poem. We can open the book. Somebody has been there for us and deep-dived the words." ~ Jeanette Winterson ?
On a mini vacation to Traverse City for the weekend! Good food, little shops (and bookstores!), and beautiful views of Lake Michigan! 😍📚💕
Happy Thanksgiving, littens! 🦃🍽💕
I have so many things to be thankful for: good health, family, friends, having a lovely library job, my cats, and of course my wonderful litsy family! 💕
I'm also thankful for books, especially THESE books, which are my favorite fantasy books of the year! 😍📚💕
I tend to reread a lot of books, especially if they are favorites or are by a favorite author. I couldn't narrow it down to just one for this prompt, so I decided to go with basically any of Neil Gaiman's books, since he's a go to comfort author for me! 📚💕
#gratefulreads #bookyouhavereread @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I have such a love/hate relationship with Terry Goodkind. I love his Sword of Truth series. It's honestly one of my favorite fantasy series, but I've read interviews of the author and he seems like such an asshole. 😧 Very arrogant and contemptuous. So while I love his books, Terry Goodkind is not one of my favorite authors!
#gratefulreads #notsofavoriteauthor @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I have four favorite authors, and there is a picture of each of them above my writing desk! (along with dragons of course! 😁🐉) They are: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, and Virginia Woolf 💕
#gratefulreads #favoriteauthor @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I read this book in my high school honors English class and remember falling in love with it. Even now, years later, it is one of my favorite classics! 📚💕
#gratefulreads #readinhighschool @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I finished this book a few days ago and I am still having a hangover from it. It is just SO FREAKING GOOD. 😍 I can honestly tell you that not only is it the best book I have read so far this year, it is the best book I have EVER READ. EVER. 📚💕#catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas
Been down and out with a wicked sinus infection these past two days. Ugh. 🤕 I hate missing work and working on school stuff, even though I know I have to just rest up so I can feel better. Luckily this little beauty came in the mail to help keep me company while I'm in between naps! 📚💕
I started this book months ago and really love it so far, but every time I try to go back to it I get distracted by other things I'm reading! So it has definitely been on my TBR list for longer than I would like! 😁💕📚
#gratefulreads #beenonyourtbrtoolong @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
On this day, a hundred years ago, Sylvia Beach opened her English language bookshop in Paris! It also served as a lending library, and as a publishing house, becoming the first institution to publish James Joyce's Ulysses! 😍📚💕
This was such a big disappointment to me, because after all the hype I just couldn't get into it. 😒 It was a bit too rapey, and I couldn't get into the characters at all. It just wasn't for me!
#gratefulreads #thoughtyouwouldlikebutdidnt @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
It's super appropriate to choose this title for the prompt because I'm currently rereading it with litsy peeps! 😃💕📚 This is the book that made me a King fan. Prior to this book, I did not really like his work. But the excellent worldbuilding, storytelling, and characterization of this tome stole my heart and converted me into a fan for life!
#gratefulreads #thoughtyouwouldntlikebutdid @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
Picked up my library hold today! I'm excited to start it since it seems to be getting great reviews from you littens! 📚💕
Today was my lucky day at work! I found and rescued these two books as they were being weeded! 😁 The tagged book was in the top ten books I've read so far this year and I'm ecstatic to finally have my own copy! 📚💕
My favorite #bannedbook of all time! 😍 I think one of the coolest things I've ever seen were the original letters (stored at the Princeton University archives) from people writing to Sylvia Beach telling her all the clever ways they smuggled this book into the US after buying it at her bookstore in Paris! 😁 It's amazing to think of people having to do this because of censorship! 📚💕
#gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
(1) I made Hungarian goulash earlier this week for the first time and nailed it! It was super yummy! ?
(2) "There is a pirate in the basement." Best opening line ever! I am really loving the tagged book so far! ??
(3) Snowy and so cold! It was only 9° yesterday! There's about 7 inches of snow on the ground! ⛄❄
Tagging any littens who want to play!
Thanks for the tag @DaveGreen7777 !! And thank you @MoonWitch94 !! ???
I'm usually really critical of movies that are based on books, especially if it is a book that I love dearly. But the Anna Karenina film that came out a few years ago was just brilliantly done. It was true to the story and characters, and added an artistic flair that was beautiful and intriguing. 💕📚
#gratefulreads #favoritebooktomovieadaptation @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I ran an If You Give a Pig a Pancake storytime at the library tonight! 🐷🥞 There were books, songs, activities, a character costume, and we served pancakes! Mmmm! 😋 It was tiring, but SO MUCH fun! 💕📚 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy
I'm pretty sure I've read the tagged book in one sitting! And her poetry books too! Sandra Cisneros is such an eloquent writer! 📚💕
#gratefulreads #readinonesitting @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I'M SO EXCITED, GUYS! I just signed up for my first swap in what feels like forever! You exchange a book and chocolate to be opened on Christmas Eve! 💕📚🍫 Very easy and very fun! @DaveGreen7777 Have you seen this?! 😀
I'm all signed up @MaleficentBookDragon !!! Thanks for hosting such a great event! Can't wait to find out who my swap is! 😁💕
It is cold tonight! Right now it's 13° and it's supposed to drop down to 9°! Brrrr! 😨🌬 Roxas and I are snuggled up all warm and cozy with some tea and blankets! And we're starting a new library book! 📚💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #roxas
Katherine Mansfield is my absolute favorite short story author. I wrote a paper about one of her stories, Bliss, during an independent study I took when I was an undergrad. Her writing is so sharp, poignant, and beautiful! 💕📚
#gratefulreads #ashortstory @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
The library is closed to patrons today for staff day, and instead of heading to the afternoon session I sneaked away to this little nook to get cozy and read for a bit! Shhh! Don't tell anyone! 😉 It's been snowing like crazy all day, and the somber quiet of this peaceful spot in the library is making me SO happy! 📚💕
My dirty secret is that I love Cersei from The Song of Ice and Fire series. 😍 And I'm always so torn about it, because there are so many reasons to hate her! But I guess I love how she is fearless and kind of brutal, making her mark in a man's world. 🦁 💕 She's certainly not my favorite character (Targaryen pride!), but I do really just love her to pieces!
#gratefulreads #characteryouhatetolove @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."
Every time I read the opening line of King's Dark Tower series I shiver, because it's just so good! A character I love to hate is the man in black, Randall Flagg. He's just so evil, intelligent, and powerful...he gives me the creeps! I'm excited to hate him all over again now that I'm rereading The Stand! ?
#gratefulreads #characteryoulovetohate @OriginalCyn620
11 hours, 13 minutes, and 4 seconds total for the readathon! Didn't make it to 24, obviously, but it was still SO MUCH fun to read along with everyone! 😁🎉📚💕 I'll actually most likely be reading for another hour or two later on, but I'm calling it in timewise now.
#mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Rachel.Rencher @Lynnsoprano @Lucas.Rencher @Alisnazzy @jb72 @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid
Changed up my location for a bit! Snuggled up in bed with books, kitties, and snacks! It's supposed to be very cold and snowy later today and into tommorrow! Brrr! ❄🌬 I'm really enjoying all this reading today! Happy Sunday, littens! 💕📚
#mrbookoneinamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday @MrBook @Clwojick @Rachel.Rencher @Lucas.Rencher @TheReadingMermaid @Alisnazzy @jb72
I hadn't heard of this book before the cover happened to catch my eye at the bookstore. I took a chance on it, and I am immensely glad that I did because this has been one of the best fantasy books I've read this year! Super unique story and worldbuilding, flawed characters that evolve so much throughout the course of the book, animal partners, and queer multifaceted protagonists. Boom. All of this added up to a story that I could not put down! 💕