It‘s been a minute or two since I did some reading! I go through streaks of time where I just can‘t find the energy to pick up my book. Sometimes (often) it‘s just easier to stare at the screen and watch a show. Sometimes I have so much on the go that my brain is too tired to try and make it through a few pages, let alone a whole chapter. But tonight, I decided to take a break, run a bubble bath, and spend some time catching up on my reading. ❤️
No, I haven‘t switched books (yet) - a conversation with my best friend sparked this question, a la High Fidelity: what are you Top 5 Favourite Books? I can come up with 1-3 easily; 4 and 5 are going to take some serious thought. Let me know yours! I love discovering great books. #top5 #topfive #top5favoritebooks #top5favouritebooks #booklovers #books #whatiread
Hi everyone! I‘ve been MIA for a while so I decided to post something to let people know that 1) I‘m still reading; and 2) I‘m still reading The Bone Bed because my summer was insane and I took a bit of a hiatus. Now that it‘s September, I‘m making a real effort to read at least one chapter before bed - last night I read three. 😁
This is another re-read. My dad gave me this for Christmas a few years ago. When I was growing up, my mom was always the one who played a real active role in my reading - reading to me, took me to the library, bookstore, etc. Dad never discouraged reading but he wasn‘t as active as my mom was. This was the first book (supposedly) he picked out for me on his own, so it holds a special place in my heart.
I‘m baa-aack! Actually, I never left, but I forgot to post when I started this book. Now I‘ve finished it. This turned out to be a good read - I‘ve only read one other Agatha Christie novel (Murder on the Orient Express), which I preferred, but still enjoyed this one! #agathachristie #mysterynovels #whodunit
Anyone who knows me knows I‘ve had issues sleeping lately, and knows I love Sue Grafton. I can‘t remember if this is a first-time read or a re-read for me, but it‘s pictured with a pillow and afghan. Here‘s hoping I will either get a nap in, or else finish a book in one day. 😉
Hm. This was a re-read, so I certainly went in with an expectation. I wanted to enjoy this much more than I did, and like I said in my last post, I just don‘t think I liked Anthony and Gloria - if anyone else has read this, I think we can all agree you‘re not supposed to like them lol - but that may have distracted me from the other aspects of the book. I won‘t give it a “pan” at this point though.
I‘ve been radio silent for a while but wanted to post that I bought two new reads today! Hopefully this will be enough motivation to finish The Beautiful and Damned - I‘m struggling to get into it (even though I‘m on page 149). I think I just don‘t find Anthony and Gloria very compelling. Will keep you posted!
This is my next read, and another re-read. I LOVE The Great Gatsby and was so excited to read this... and was disappointed. I am finding that with a lot of my re-reads, when I was originally disappointed, I now enjoy the book years later. Curious to see if that will happen again.
Read this in a day - I couldn‘t put it down! I‘ve always loved reading about World War II and the concentration camps, and I think the fact that this is based on a true story really made it a fast read.
I honestly LOVE seeing stuff like this at the start of a book - I like knowing it‘s #basedonatruestory
This is the first time I‘ve read this book since going to law school (I think). I am very grateful to live in a place where judges aren‘t elected (not saying appointments aren‘t political). This is a very good read. I‘m left feeling appalled by how corrupt about judicial elections can be, if that wasn‘t obvious from my opening sentence lol. EDIT: added the cover picture (I first wrote this at about 2:00 AM).
Maybe it‘s because this book is meant for teenagers and I‘m not a teenager, but I struggled to get through it. It probably didn‘t help that I just didn‘t like Scottie (protagonist), and I didn‘t find she had a lot of character development. I can see where this book has feel good potential, but for its targeted demographic. (But I do want to try the mitten pattern from the back of the book!)
So, update. Turns out this is not only chick-lit, it‘s teen chick-lit that I haven‘t read before because I am getting NO flashbacks of it! It was probably a book my mom gave me that I shoved on my shelf with the intention of reading later, but never getting around to it. Guess it‘s time now!
Next up is a re-read (though I remember nothing of it) that I know my mom gave me because she loves knitting. It‘s her favourite hobby - in fact, she knit the Afghan pictured with the book. I think this will be a chick lit but also a nice, light read after Chess Story.
This is a new Amazon purchase, and another book I decided to read because I saw reviews on Litsy! I‘m in a mood where I want to read as many books as possible, so I picked this as the next read over others in my stack mostly because it‘s short. 😅 can‘t wait to sink my teeth into it!
I decided to choose a re-read that I know will be a quick read for my next book. I originally bought this because of a review that compared it to High Fidelity, one of my favourite books. It‘s really only like High Fidelity in one specific aspect, from what I remember, but I know I enjoyed this before and hope to enjoy again.
Having resigned myself to the fact that I have to work all weekend, I decided to leave early today - and that means a beer and a new book! This one is especially exciting for me because a) it‘s a new read; b) it was basically free because I used an Amazon gift card to get it; and c) this is on my “to be read” stack on Litsy! Like I bought this book because of a Litsy review! So I‘m really excited to start.