Home Feed
Add Review, Blurb, Quote


Joined June 2016

post image
Reviewsbylola That‘s random af. Has your husband ever even held a gun? 😆 18h
LeahBergen @Reviewsbylola Mr Hogg certainly has. 😆😆 17h
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola Nope!! But I do think he has referenced the book for some album artwork he did recently 😛 17h
emilyhaldi Truth!!! 🤣 @LeahBergen 17h
Cinfhen Interesting purchase 😉but hey, works perfectly for today‘s prompt 💜 15h
50 likes5 comments
Lizzie Borden | Michael Burgan
post image

My 7 year old niece read me this bed-time story #masterpiece tonight while I was babysitting. She told me she chose this book because "I like a story with murder" ? when I asked her if she might be too young for murder stories she shrugged and said "everybody's different" ??‍♀️

JackOBotts #Murderino in Training!! Love your niece‘s quick response. 👍🏼👍🏼 2d
vivastory Best answer ever 😂👏 2d
MicheleinPhilly 😂Your niece is badass! 2d
See All 11 Comments
Reviewsbylola Everybody is certainly different. Lmao! 2d
Reviewsbylola I just want to add, this is the same kid that begged me to watch It (her argument is that clowns aren‘t scary), but sobbed uncontrollably when her little sister wanted to watch Hocus Pocus and The Little Mermaid because they‘re too scary. 🤣 2d
Cinfhen Woo Hoo G🙌🏻💕her mama is teaching her right!!!!!! What a lovely bedtime story 😳☺️excellent job @Reviewsbylola 🥰 2d
Kalalalatja Badass niece you‘ve got there 🙌 2d
BarbaraBB Het mother raised her properly 😂😂 2d
LeahBergen She‘s awesome 😆😆 2d
Crazeedi Precious and perfect!💞💞 1d
CaseyLea I‘ve loved books like this since a young age too! 1d
84 likes11 comments
Marjorie Morningstar | Herman Wouk
post image

Not sure if Marjorie is a #luckystar but someday when I read the book I'll find out 😉🌟

Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola recently posted this book!!!! I definitely want to read it too!!!! 3d
Cinfhen I‘m very EXCITED 😜 hence all the exclamation points 😂 3d
Reviewsbylola I thought about this book for this prompt too but like @cinfhen said, I used it recently. 😆 2d
LeahBergen I read this in my teens! 2d
63 likes4 comments
The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

#weeklyforecast I would really like to finish the tagged book as I‘m about 3/4 of the way. I‘m still plugging along with Ohio but considering bailing at the halfway point... I just don‘t have any desire to pick it up at the moment. Would love to finish the Persephone this week too so that I can get started on this month's #NYRBbookclub pick!!
P.S. I have no idea what happened to my poor Persephine cover 😪 perhaps got dented in my luggage???

BarbaraBB Judith Hearne is really good! I hope you‘ll get to it soon! 4d
quirkyreader Yes, those look like suitcase dents. 😩 4d
Reviewsbylola I guess you need to start stuffing all your Persephones in your carry on again. 😳 4d
Cinfhen I finally got the book Ohio back from my brother. He said it‘s sooooo depressing and I should skip it 4d
79 likes4 comments
post image

This book follows the #trueblue friendship between Patchett and her friend Lucy who lost part of her jaw from early childhood cancer. After taking pain killers following reconstruction surgery as an adult, Lucy developed a drug addiction that ultimately led to her death. An amazing & heartbreaking 💙

Cinfhen I had this in my book outlet cart but it got away ☹️ 4d
CoffeeK8 This book is amazing. Have you read Lucy‘s book? 4d
emilyhaldi No I haven‘t @CoffeeK8 but it‘s been on my list since reading this one!! 4d
EKonrad One of my fave books, especially paired with Lucy Grealy‘s book. 💙 4d
Reviewsbylola Oh wow, I‘ve read Lucy‘s book (although it was years and years and years ago and all I remember is that I read it.) I didn‘t know they were friends or that this book existed. 4d
73 likes3 stack adds5 comments
Poem Strip | Dino Buzzati
post image

On the street of Via Saterna in Milan, there exists a mansion guarded by a wall, rumored to be a #borderline between life and death. Once Orfi sees his girlfriend disappear behind the wall, he must follow her and find the truth for himself. This is a bizarre read for sure, with trippy illustrations to match... I read this for #booked2019 #comicorgraphicnovel #movember

Reviewsbylola Ummm this sounds like I would hate it but it looks really cool! 5d
BarbaraBB Sounds like I would love it! Are the graphics just on the cover or inside as well? 5d
batsy Nice! I have this one on my shelf! 5d
See All 7 Comments
Cinfhen You‘ve become a devotee to NYRB ~ book looks amazing by the way 🤩 5d
Liz_M I love the cover. Intrigued... 4d
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB inside as well! It‘s a full on graphic novel 🤩 4d
BarbaraBB Really? That‘s great, I read a ‘regular‘ novel by him. 4d
63 likes7 comments
The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

Ok so I probably read a maximum of 30 pages this week... But going to try and make up for it now! #bookreport

Soubhiville I really liked this! 5d
Cinfhen Every page counts 😁 5d
Reviewsbylola Go for it!! 🙌🏻 5d
85 likes3 comments
Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
post image

The tagged book describes my expression as I tried to sneak in the door past my sweet husband this morning with this new stack of books....😅 I'm just over here trying to support my local bookstore!!

TrishB You did well 👍🏻 5d
Megabooks Great choices! 5d
MicheleinPhilly I didn‘t even have to sneak! I wore her down and am getting an additional bookcase! 🙌🏼 5d
See All 13 Comments
KarenUK Good job! Nice picks.... 💕👍😊 5d
Tamra Bahaha, good one. 5d
BarbaraBB Bitter orange is on my weekly forecast tomorrow. 5d
Kalalalatja Really liked The Idiot 🙌 5d
lele1432 Hope you enjoy the tagged! 5d
Reviewsbylola Wait, you went to Gramercy and didn‘t invite me? 😒 5d
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola it was a post-pilates spur of the moment decision!! 5d
emilyhaldi Great timing!!! @BarbaraBB can't wait to see what you think 5d
emilyhaldi @MicheleinPhilly wow, whats your secret?! 5d
batsy This might sound familiar by now, but these are all on my TBR! 😂😍 5d
82 likes13 comments
The North Water | Ian McGuire
post image

I have yet to read this book but I know it entails an ill-fated whaler, some gruesome scenes (are whale guts involved, or did I make that up?! @Reviewsbylola ), and #freezing weather 🥶 sounds like a recipe for disaster!!

Bookzombie This is on my shelf too. I‘m going to try to get to it in January. Famous last words. 😁 6d
Reviewsbylola Yeah pretty sure copious whale guts are involved. 😆 6d
Cinfhen Our bookclub LOVED this gruesome tale!! Loads of whale blubber but that‘s light weight gore. This book had some nasty moments 😱 6d
LeeRHarry It was a hit at my bookgroup too 😊 6d
LeahBergen @Cinfhen Nasty moments and some pretty foul language, too. It was awesome. 😆😆 6d
77 likes5 comments
My Struggle: Book One | Karl Knausgaard
post image

Knausgaard's series is an introspective on his life and perhaps #humannature as well.

Cinfhen Another author I haven‘t read before 🙈 7d
BarbaraBB Great choice. Have you read it? 7d
Cathythoughts I thought this was good when I read it 👍🏻 7d
emilyhaldi Not yet! @BarbaraBB I think it might be a good winter break read when I'm hunkered down on the couch for a good long while 😊 6d
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll love them as much as I did. Then winter will fly by 😀 6d
67 likes5 comments
post image

It's just #likeaprayer is answered everytime I get #bookmail 🙏🏻 (sorry, running on empty today 😆)

vivastory Excellent stack! 1w
Reviewsbylola #nyrbbookclub is clearly your excuse to buy new books. 😆 1w
See All 7 Comments
BarbaraBB I think I‘d love Wharton‘s NY stories and hate James‘ ones! 1w
Cinfhen I love that you showed up!!! XX 1w
batsy I mean, you're absolutely right 😂📚 1w
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola 💯 however, let it be know that the other 2 purchases were both half price!! 1w
72 likes7 comments
Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
post image

Well, I was saving this book for the #future to read when it would be cold and snowy to fit the theme... But apparently the future is now 🥶❄️

Cinfhen Such a pretty photo 😍 1w
Tamra Indeed it is! 1w
LeahBergen Pretty pic!! 💕 1w
MicheleinPhilly Seriously. I mean, it was a brief flurry here but still. 1w
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous pic! And yeah, what happened to fall?! 🤔 1w
73 likes5 comments
The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
post image

Walter Hartright encounters a #beautifulstranger all in white and his life is forever changed from there ad he unravels the mystery of her past. Gothic horror at its finest 🖤

batsy Nice one! 1w
Cinfhen This would work for #Booked2020 #GothicHorror 👻 1w
Kalalalatja I was so impressed by this! 1w
Tamra So good! 1w
Reviewsbylola I need to reread this one. 1w
87 likes2 stack adds5 comments
The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
post image

My #weeklyforecast this week is dedicated to #booked2019 📚 I‘ve made some progress on each of these reads this weekend:

Ohio #bookaboutaddiction
William, an Englishman #soldiersstory
The Water Dancer #PoCMCParanormal (which I am LOVING by the way, can't put it down!)

Thanks to our hosts for the bookish inspiration!! @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

EmilyM I just finished Water Dancer this afternoon.....loved it! I think I am going to now read Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad to follow it up. 2w
4thhouseontheleft I really want to read The Water Dancer! I‘m on hold for it at the library. 2w
Cathythoughts I nearly got the Water Dancer the other day 🤔... maybe I‘ll go back & get it 👍🏻❤️ 2w
See All 6 Comments
emilyhaldi @EmilyM its reminding me so much of Underground Railroad!! I'm already loving it as much. Perhaps thats why I keep thinking you would love it, Cindy! @Cinfhen (edited) 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved Water Dancer. So glad Coates stretched into the world of fiction without losing his social justice focus. 1w
Reviewsbylola Oh really?! I didn‘t even consider reading the Coates because paranormal. 😛 How is Ohio? 1w
82 likes1 stack add6 comments
Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
post image

#ghosttown Ghost Wall? Close enough. Picked this up at the recent book sale and I love the cover 😍

BarbaraBB Everybody loves this book. I didn‘t. Looking forward to what you think. At least your cover is better than mine 😍 2w
charl08 I love this cover! (I read one from the library I think- don't remember this design). 2w
Cinfhen I picked this up on a #KindleDailyDeal / might read for #Booked2020 #FinishInOneSitting 2w
Reviewsbylola Thanks for grabbing me this one! 🥰 1w
73 likes4 comments
The Door | Magda Szabo
post image

I finished The Door this week as I was hoping ... and to be honest I still don‘t even know what to think about it!!! 🤨
Moving on to Ohio and so far it‘s dark for sure, but I am impressed by the perspective that Markley has chosen to write from. I think it has promise!

MicheleinPhilly I really loved Ohio. Can‘t wait to hear what you think. 2w
BarbaraBB You make The Door sound really intriguing. I have it on my TBR shelves as well 2w
sisilia I loved The Door😍 Ali Smith‘s Introduction helps to make sense of the message 2w
emilyhaldi Good point!! @sisilia I need to go back and read the intro now that ive finished the book to see if that makes more sense of it 🙃 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘ll be skipping Door. 1w
68 likes5 comments
The Summer Book | Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal, Kathryn Davis
post image

This book is composed of brief, individual, quiet moments between 6 year old Sophie and her crabby grandmother spending their summer on an island off the coast of Finland. I found it a bit slow to get into but ultimately sweet and sentimental 💕
#laislabonita #movember

Ps. Am I alone in this being one of my all time favorite Madonna songs?! ❤️🏝

Reviewsbylola I don‘t even remember this Madonna song. 😬 But I do remember when you and I used to watch our Madonna videotape that Papa Don‘t Preach was my favorite. 😆 2w
Cinfhen Papa Don‘t Preach is one of my favorite Madonna videos @Reviewsbylola but this song ranks amongst my faves!!!! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola How do you not remember that song???? 2w
See All 25 Comments
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly I was wondering the same!!!! 2w
BarbaraBB Yes you are alone in that 😂. This song is such an earworm. Give me Frozen or anything of that Ray Of Light album over La Isla Bonita 🎶 (edited) 2w
batsy @MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm also wondering the same! 😆 @emilyhaldi One of my Madonna faves for sure 💕 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww Stephanie we are picking on you!! 💞💞 @Reviewsbylola 2w
emilyhaldi Pick on her all you want!!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it‘s actually blowing my mind that she doesn‘t remember this song bc it was on our vhs of Madonna music videos that we watched as little girls on repeat 😆 @MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen @batsy it‘s a fabulous music video too 🤩 2w
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB you‘re nuts!!! I will always vote vintage Madonna over anything Ray of Light any day 🤗 2w
Cinfhen Off topic but is anyone else obsessed with Kanye‘s Jesus is King / Sunday Service @BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola @MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @batsy Emily??? 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I despise Kanye West. 2w
Cinfhen He‘s certifiable @MicheleinPhilly but he‘s so entertaining and I‘m just drawn into his looney orbit. I‘m not sure what he‘s actually experiencing right now but I‘m liking the whole gospel choir 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I‘ve always found him to be a megalomaniacal jackass that could use a heaping helping of humble pie. 2w
BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi I DID love Like a Virgin and her hair in the video 😂😂. Also I am with @MicheleinPhilly regarding Kanye West. But that has more to do with his personality than his music I admit! @Cinfhen 2w
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen funny enough, my husband was in LA last weekend with a Kanye-obsessed friend who convinced him to attend the Sunday service... he found it interesting that they sang a lot of his older songs that even sans expletives are not completely innocent 😆 he thought the whole thing was completely bizarre. 2w
Cinfhen My son was at Coachella and attended Kanye‘s Sunday Service ~ he said it was not a very church like experience but Kanye like Madonna is an entertainer and constantly reinventing himself. Humility is definitely not in his vocabulary @MicheleinPhilly but as a performer I give him credit @BarbaraBB @emilyhaldi 2w
emilyhaldi I agree @Cinfhen in fact I think he may be some sort of genius, and perhaps incapable of too much humility at this point. But I respect the hustle!! 2w
BarbaraBB You‘re right about that @Cinfhen , I agree! 2w
Reviewsbylola Ok so I just watched the video. I def remember it, just didn‘t connect the song title. Y‘all can put down your pitchforks. 🤣🤣 @cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @batsy 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤣 you know we love you!!!! 😉💗 1w
emilyhaldi Thank god 😜 @Reviewsbylola 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha 1w
73 likes25 comments
post image

My haul from our local library book sale earlier this week.
For the first time, I noticed two guys with scanners, scanning every book at a rapid pace and bagging anything with a good resale value... So frustrating to watch 😠 but I still managed to snag some good ones (Including a brand new extra copy of Ghost Wall for @Reviewsbylola !)

saresmoore Great finds! 2w
vivastory Yeah, I've seen that before. I think they should be banned from library sales personally. They can empty out sections before other people have a chance to look. 2w
LauraBeth Nice haul! 2w
See All 16 Comments
emilyhaldi I agree! @vivastory one of the librarians told me that they always come to the sales and she was very dismayed by it, but said since it's not illegal there's nothing they can do 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
vivastory That's too bad. Good find on the penguin middlemarch! 2w
Tamra I‘m glad you snagged a great stack! Have you read Lonesome Dove? (edited) 2w
ljuliel I‘ve been to sales like that where you can tell the person is a dealer, looking for books worth more money so they can sell them. Kinda ruins the fun for the plain old people who are buying them to read. (edited) 2w
Leftcoastzen Invasion of the scanner people.☹️I have plucked old first editions with no barcodes right in their midst since I actually know some things about books! 2w
Megabooks That is so annoying!! 2w
Leftcoastzen Larry McMurtry used to be a book scout,seeking books he could make some money on.He had to use his brain, no scanners back then!❤️❤️❤️ 2w
emilyhaldi No kidding?! @Leftcoastzen perhaps I can get on board with it if it's done using plain old brain power and no scanners 😆 2w
emilyhaldi @Tamra I have read it! But figured I could use an old vintage hard cover in addition to my paperback 😁 I have yet to read the rest of the series but they're on my list!! I loved LD ☺️ 2w
Reviewsbylola I agree, I would feel better about it if they weren‘t scanning the books and instead just using their own knowledge. 2w
MicheleinPhilly Ugh. I wish libraries would just ban the scanners from the sales. Load up on stuff for resale all you want, but use your noggin. AND STAY OUT OF MY WAY! 2w
LeahBergen The dealers can be so annoying and I always see these local guys scooping big armloads of newer titles. Just like @Leftcoastzen , I gloat when I find signed first editions and ugly old books that are worth $100-$200 each. Hmph to them. 2w
emilyhaldi @LeahBergen I‘m confident that you would be able to outsmart any book scanner out there with your book knowledge! And you‘re right, they didn‘t even seem to acknowledge the older books- it was all newer more mass titles that they were after. 2w
69 likes16 comments
post image

David and Sydney Mitford raised their 6 daughters and one son with an emphasis on being unique and always appreciated their differences. And were they ever different! This account of their lives includes scandal, political intrigue, and a whole lot of sibling rivalry.

Leftcoastzen I want to read this! Love Decca. 2w
Cinfhen #FridayFlowers 😍I know lots of Littens love reading about the Mitford‘s, I haven‘t read anything yet😔 2w
Simona @cinfhen Definitely worthy to try❣️It‘s hard to believe how extraordinary their lives were. 2w
Reviewsbylola Such a fascinating family. 2w
69 likes2 stack adds4 comments
Lee | Lee Radziwill
post image

Lee Radziwill had #iconic style, just like her sister Jackie Kennedy 💄 This book contains so many personal photos of hers which I love to pore over... she and her family are endlessly fascinating to me!

Cinfhen AGREED 🙌🏻♥️ 2w
LeeRHarry That cover is calling my name 😏 2w
Cathythoughts Fascinating alright 👍🏻❤️. I‘ve never heard of her sister 2w
emilyhaldi @LeeRHarry it‘s so good right?! 2w
Reviewsbylola This looks fascinating! 2w
62 likes1 stack add5 comments
post image

I don‘t care that this book has already been posted multiples times today 😂 my husband and I #crave Chrissy‘s biscuits and gravy recipe almost every weekend. So good 🤤

Pamwurtzler Try the split pea soup with crispy hot dogs. So good! 2w
Tamra Mmmmm that sounds delicious. 2w
Texreader Well yea. Biscuits and gravy are simply irresistible. 2w
See All 7 Comments
Cinfhen Great photo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻and you shared a favorite recipe too!! 2w
janeycanuck Omg, her smashed potatoes are worth the price of the book alone (though I can‘t remember if it‘s in this one or the second one...) Did you see she just launched a website? 2w
Reviewsbylola Who is in charge of making them? 😆 2w
saresmoore I just watched the second episode of David Chang‘s “Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner” on Netflix—he and Chrissy tour Marrakech together and it‘s so fun! 2w
72 likes7 comments
Normal People | Sally Rooney
post image

#sorry to say I just did not like this book like I did Conversations with Friends 😪 I tend to have trouble connecting to teenage characters (I suppose that makes me old...) And this love story just didn't feel believable to me for some reason. Meh.

Cinfhen I thought this was meh too!! And I wasn‘t such a fan of Conversations but then again, I am certainly old 👵🏼#SorryNotSorry 2w
britt_brooke The characters were so insufferable. I liked the writing, but not the story, if that makes sense. 2w
Kalalalatja I loved it, but I understand why you all didn‘t. The characters were annoying, but I felt they were very real, too. I could recognize some of their behaviour from my friends and family, and from a professional perspective, there was so much to dig into 😅 2w
See All 11 Comments
Rachel.Rencher I haven't heard the best reviews on this book! I was surprised that one of my students liked it. We're just getting too old to relate to the nuances of teenage drama. 👵 2w
merelybookish I LOVED this book and I'm 1000 years old, give or take. 🙂 But I can appreciate how the characters could be annoying. 2w
Cathythoughts I loved this book 2w
Mdargusch Ok. Not reading this any time soon 2w
Leftcoastzen @merelybookish I haven‘t read it yet but LOVE your comment!👵 2w
Reviewsbylola Hated this book pretty much. 2w
emilyhaldi 😆 @Reviewsbylola have you read Conversations with Friends????? 2w
Reviewsbylola Nope. Some day! 2w
79 likes11 comments
When She Was Good | Philip Roth
post image

Lucy Nelson had a traumatic childhood, the aftermath of which unfolds slowly as she grows older... Until she inevitable turns into a full-on sociopath 😳

Reviewsbylola What an awesome cover! 2w
BarbaraBB Another great picture. And the book sounds good too. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m echoing @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraBB i think I‘d like to try this Roth novel 2w
See All 7 Comments
LeahBergen What a great pic! 2w
emilyhaldi Thank you ☺️ @LeahBergen I actually took it back in August when my pretty anemones were blooming in the backyard 🌸 they're long gone, sadly!! 😪 2w
Mdargusch Lovely photo 💖 2w
Leftcoastzen Love this awesome old copy! 2w
76 likes3 stack adds7 comments
The Door | Magda Szabo
post image

My #weeklyforecast is pretty simple this week-
I'm about halfway through the tagged book and would love to finish by next Sunday. In the meantime, hoping to get started on Ohio for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction 🙃

Cinfhen Very doable!!! I own Ohio, so curious to hear your thoughts!! 3w
ljuliel Dear Cinfhen , If you own Ohio , we have a pothole on our street that needs attention and our neighbor‘s tree roots are blocking the rainwater when we get hard rains. Is there any way you can look into this for us ? I know we are a small town, but we pay taxes too. Thank you. 😁 2w
BarbaraBB Beautiful picture! I have a copy of The Door too, so am looking forward to your thoughts! 2w
See All 12 Comments
BarbaraBB @ljuliel 😂😂 @Cinfhen as the owner of Ohio 🤪 2w
Cinfhen Hahahahaha!!!! Hilarious @ljuliel I‘ll send a crew out your way but only as a Litsy friend & family courtesy 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for the tag @BarbaraBB xx 2w
ljuliel One of the times I read the comments before looking at the photo. I sorta figured you didn‘t own our state or I probably would have heard about it before this. 😊. Just joking. I WOULD appreciate someone repairing the above items. We‘ve asked the city workers and it hasn‘t been done yet so I thought I‘d go over their heads to the owner of the state. 😁. @Cinfhen 2w
Reviewsbylola I still need to read Ohio too! 2w
Mdargusch I really disliked The Door. I believe it caused me to drink @BarbaraBB 🥃 it‘s dark. 2w
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 @ljuliel 2w
BarbaraBB @Mdargusch Oh really? I had such high hopes! 2w
Mdargusch It‘s just me @BarbaraBB I think if you are a fan of NYRB books then you will be a fan of this one. 2w
79 likes12 comments
Carrie | Stephen King
post image

Last month's book club pick was a pretty entertaining read. Ever since I watched the movie in middle school (I'll never forget it 😳) the image of Carrie covered in blood was burned into my memory. But I kind of forgot how fucked up her mom was 😱 Poor Carrie just didn‘t quite know how to ask someone to #rescueme

Cinfhen Im guessing @Meredith3 chose this one 😜 3w
emilyhaldi You know it!!! @Cinfhen 2w
Cinfhen She‘s consistent 😉 2w
See All 7 Comments
Reviewsbylola I‘m finishing it now! I‘m pleasantly surprised at how much I like it. 2w
Mdargusch Good choice for #rescueme. You are so intuitive @Cinfhen 🤩 2w
Mdargusch I agree Stephanie @Reviewsbylola but I went in completely unbiased since I‘ve never seen the movie or read the book. It‘s a decent horror story to read at Halloween. 2w
Cinfhen I know my Dargusch Girls @Mdargusch 😜💕😘 2w
61 likes7 comments
Up Close and Personal | Fern Michaels
post image

This one is special for @BarbaraBB 😉😘
(But boy, that Persephone type is tiny!!)

MatchlessMarie I arranged my books by color once but lost my mind after about a week. 🤪 3w
BarbaraBB Gorgeous. And I love the title of your post 😂😂😘 3w
BarbaraBB Do you have a back row with Persephones as well?? It is so impressive. 3w
See All 16 Comments
BarbaraBB Have you read this one? I loved it! 3w
BarbaraBB And what happened to that NYRB that was bigger than the rest? Or is it Cassandra? 3w
BarbaraBB Anyhow, enough drooling. Your shelves are awesome. I want them 😂 3w
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB Of course it would be Cassandra, that rude little shit. 😉 3w
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 3w
Kalalalatja You are killing me! 😍😍😍 3w
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB I think maybe from the first angle some it appeared there was a chunker down there, but it was just that punk Cassandra deceiving you 😂 @MicheleinPhilly 3w
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB and no, just 1 row of Persephones.. but I'll get to 2 someday! 😉 As I recall, you have some pretty fabulous shelves yourself!! Maybe it's time for you to post some pictures too 🤩 3w
emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja coming from the 👸🏼of enviable shelves herself!!! 3w
saresmoore I‘m in love! I just color arranged my NYRBs today because of your inspiration. I‘m concerned I might go on a spine-color buying spree just so I can balance out all the yellow and red. 😬 3w
emilyhaldi @saresmoore you're too kind ☺️ sometimes I wonder if I'm over the color-coordination but then decide I absolutely am not. It's so satisfying!! Can't wait to see what you've done with your shelves 😍 3w
Reviewsbylola I like your plant hidden in there! 2w
Mdargusch Ugh! I want 🤤 2w
72 likes16 comments
Nyrb Classics 10th Anniversary Complete Collection | Various, RANDOM HOUSE INC, New York Review Book
post image

Here‘s a closer look at my #NYRBclassics shelf for those trying to get a peek! You probably still have to screenshot and zoom in.. 🧐
(My secret is that there are quite a few hidden in the cabinet below that I haven‘t added to this shelf just yet)😅

MicheleinPhilly 😍😍😍 Come to mama! 3w
kspenmoll How pretty...and that baby face! 3w
See All 10 Comments
merelybookish Wow! Lovely collection! 3w
Reviewsbylola Lol you have more than that?! 😆 3w
Kalalalatja They look great! 3w
RachelO That‘s nice! 3w
BarbaraBB I love it and I did screenshot and zoom in but I think I need one more from the books in the left 🤪 That way I can also have a look at your Persephones 😍😍😍 (edited) 3w
Mdargusch I wish I like NYRB better so I could collect them too! 2w
66 likes10 comments
Frog Music: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
post image

Can anyone vouch for this book?? It‘s been sitting in my tbr cabinet for years now 😆 if I remember correctly, @Reviewsbylola gifted it to me and later told me it‘s not that great.. 🤨

Jerdencon It was just ok imo 3w
MicheleinPhilly I loved it! 3w
emilyhaldi Oh good!!! I trust your opinion 🤗 @MicheleinPhilly 3w
See All 14 Comments
Reviewsbylola She has other books that are better. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Have you read Slammerkin? 3w
Cinfhen I‘ve seen mostly meh reviews but I‘d still say give it a try 3w
MicheleinPhilly I‘m a HUGE Emma Donoghue fangirl though. I‘ll be curious to hear your opinion if you do give it a shot. 3w
Lcsmcat I listened to it, and it was OK - not Room, but not a waste of my time. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
batsy It's been on my shelf for a long time, too! 3w
batsy @Reviewsbylola Loved Slammerkin 💜 3w
emilyhaldi No I haven‘t yet @Reviewsbylola but I have it on my shelf- also gifted from you! 😄 3w
Bookzombie I also have this on my shelf unread. 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ve had this one on my shelves for years. And still no plans to read it. 3w
Redwritinghood Nope. I didn‘t care for it. 3w
Mdargusch I had it forever and I think I finally put it in my LFL 2w
60 likes14 comments
Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
post image

I #cherish a day off of work 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 especially when it includes some reading. I‘m starting this one today for #popsugar19 #rereadofafavoritebook ❤️


MicheleinPhilly I took the day off too and read ALL DAY. 🙌🏼 3w
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 3w
emilyhaldi Is there anything better?! @MicheleinPhilly 3w
MicheleinPhilly Nope! And I‘m doing it again on Monday! 💃🏻 3w
Mdargusch Great choice for a reread ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
82 likes5 comments
A Haunted Halloween | Lee Howard
post image

Happy Halloween from my shelves to yours! 👻🕷🕸

BarbaraBB That NYRB collection 😍 3w
Kalalalatja 😍👻😍 3w
saresmoore Lovely! 3w
See All 8 Comments
MicheleinPhilly Need close-ups of that NYRB shelf! 3w
emilyhaldi 😂😂 @BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly it just keeps growing, I don't know how to stop it 🤣 I'll get a closer pic for you soon 😉 3w
BarbaraBB Please do! And I have the same problem 😂 3w
Reviewsbylola Spooky shelves. 🕷 3w
Mdargusch That cat painting! 🖤🖤🖤 2w
73 likes8 comments
The Other | Thomas Tryon
post image

Perfect fall weather today 🙌🏻 and perfect time of year to ready this creepy book...

vivastory I have the feeling this one will be a hit with the group 2mo
LeahBergen What a pretty photo 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola I still need to read this. 2mo
See All 8 Comments
BarbaraBB I am so looking forward to this one! 1mo
Mdargusch Great photo and that cover is very creepy. 1mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!!!!‘ It‘s been FOREVER 😢miss you 😘 3w
emilyhaldi Hi!!! @Cinfhen was just thinking about you the other day!! It's been way too long... October was a crazy month for my but I'm hoping to spend more time on litsy now that it's over 😅 Hope all is well with you?! 3w
Cinfhen All is good here!!! Thanks for asking ❤️ 3w
75 likes8 comments
Normal People | Sally Rooney
post image

Still feels like summer today ☀️☺️ so I‘ll be on the porch swing for the foreseeable future.

While I LOVED Conversations with Friends, I‘m not finding myself as committed to the characters in this one... but I love Rooney‘s writing so I‘m sticking with it!

charl08 I loved Normal People: but still haven't read Conversations... 2mo
Laura317 Your porch looks welcoming and delightful! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great porch! And I felt the same about both books. I could much more relate personally to 2mo
See All 6 Comments
tattersalt I think I‘m reading this next too! Be keen to see what you think. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah the more I think of this one, the more I hate it. I‘m scared to read Conversations now. 2mo
Mdargusch Such a great reading spot! 1mo
89 likes6 comments
Little Boy Lost | Marghanita Laski
post image

Set in post-war England, life is anything but peaceful. Hillary is a widower and his young son has been lost for 5 years. As Hillary embarks on a search to find the boy he doesn‘t know, he struggles to confront his feelings on how to move forward if he does indeed find little John, and if that‘s truly what he wants after all. So many emotions packed into this one!!

#bookgiftedtoyou Special thanks to Jennifer for thinking of me ❤️

Jas16 I am so glad that you enjoyed it. I need to move my copy higher on my TBR. 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely pic! And, yeah, I have this one waiting, too. 🙄 (edited) 2mo
See All 9 Comments
Cinfhen Pretty pic and lovely review 💗 2mo
Kalalalatja I feel like I‘m stacking everytime you post a review of a Persephone book. Either you just write really great reviews, or the books are just that good. I really need to find out for myself! 😅 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous picture 2mo
emilyhaldi @Kalalalatja I‘m definitely giving credit to Persephone and not my reviews 😆 every book they‘ve published is amazing!! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I need to see if I have this one. 2mo
91 likes3 stack adds9 comments
post image

#unpopularopinion but I just can‘t with this one. Some of the writing was certainly beautiful but I can‘t read a novel‘s worth of meandering poetry 😐

Tera0707 Exactly why I bailed 2mo
Tamra I can‘t recall which bookish podcast, but, reviewers similarly said writing is beautiful but has a disjointed structure. 2mo
batsy Lovely photo, though :) 2mo
See All 10 Comments
Cathythoughts Yes I agree with @batsy .... lovely picture 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve just started this book and I‘m loving it!!!! The writing is swoon worthy and while his thoughts are meandering I‘m finding there‘s a theme and purpose. I‘ll be curious to hear what @TrishB thinks!! We‘re doing a mini buddyread 💜 2mo
emilyhaldi Well Ofcourse if I can‘t finish it you would love it!!! Lol @Cinfhen I think that maybe if I read it at a different time it could have clicked, but I don‘t have the patience right now 🙃 2mo
emilyhaldi @Tamra yes, very disjointed! It has a start-stop, jumpy nature that was just driving me crazy 2mo
Reviewsbylola That sounds torturous. 2mo
BarbaraBB Now I‘m doubting again if I shall read it. I am in sync with you most of the time and meandering poetry is definitely not for me but I‘ve heard so many good things about this book 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Mdargusch Your anemones! 🌸 1mo
88 likes1 stack add10 comments
Tobacco Road (Revised) | Erskine Caldwell
post image
Leftcoastzen Wow! 2mo
LeahBergen Nice!! 2mo
Reviewsbylola A little bit freaky but ok. 2mo
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola I like freaky 2mo
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
78 likes1 stack add5 comments
Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
post image
emilyhaldi Thanks to my book 🧚🏼‍♀️, Cindy 😘😘 @Cinfhen 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve always loved this cover 💛 2mo
Crazeedi I was just going to use this one!!! 2mo
See All 9 Comments
BarbaraBB I‘ve always loved this one too. 2mo
Megabooks Nice choice! 2mo
youneverarrived I love this 2mo
Cathythoughts I only got half way & bailed 🤷🏻‍♀️. Could well be timing 2mo
Reviewsbylola Loved the cover, hated the book. Imo, @Cathythoughts , it wasn‘t timing. 😆😬 2mo
Mdargusch Nice! 1mo
97 likes1 stack add9 comments
Sisters | Lily Tuck
post image
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
BiblioLitten 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Those are some scary looking sisters! 2mo
Mdargusch They look like twins! 1mo
76 likes4 comments
Good Things | Jane Grigson
post image
Cathythoughts That‘s a nice one 👍🏻 2mo
LeahBergen Ohhh! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
valeriegeary 😍 2mo
batsy Very nice! 🐔 2mo
Reviewsbylola Love! 2mo
83 likes5 comments
Sleepless Nights | Elizabeth Hardwick
post image

I made it about halfway through this one but Hardwick's writing style just isn't for me 🙃 #toomanyNYRBstoolittletime #NYRBbookclub

BarbaraBB I think a lot of us feel the same about this book. 2mo
vivastory So far I haven't heard anything very positive about it from the group 2mo
See All 10 Comments
LeahBergen Well, now I don‘t feel so bad. 😆 2mo
Rachel_nyc Oh no! I haven‘t started yet but I will keep expectations low. 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😬 2mo
Leftcoastzen Waaaaaa 2mo
Reviewsbylola What are the chances I might like this one? 2mo
Reviewsbylola Ok cool I think I‘ll just skip it then. Why set myself up for failure?! 2mo
90 likes10 comments
Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia | Dant?s?ik Sergeevich Baldaev
post image
Reviewsbylola That‘s a cool one! 💀 🚬 2mo
mcipher We have friends who own book 2, and the tradition is we pull it out at their Xmas party every year. Who knows why. But it makes me think of the holidays now!😆😆 2mo
emilyhaldi @mcipher Nothing says "Christmas" like Russian criminal tattoos ??? 2mo
See All 7 Comments
BarbaraBB Where do you get that great covers and books I‘ve never even heard of?! 2mo
emilyhaldi @BarbaraBB I owe this one to my graphic artist husband!! He has tons of pages marked for reference ✍🏻... inspiration comes from the unlikeliest of places I guess! (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB That is so cool!!! 2mo
britt_brooke Oh, this is cool! Nice choice. 2mo
104 likes7 comments
Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
post image
Devyn Holy cow that‘s beautiful 😍 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve always been so attracted to this cover! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Lovely! 2mo
See All 10 Comments
TheBookStacker That cover 😻 2mo
Kalalalatja 😍😍 2mo
Cinfhen Love floral covers 2mo
batsy Yesss what @LeahBergen said! So pretty 😍 2mo
Nute Beautiful! 2mo
youneverarrived Gorgeous 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Omg I almost used this one the other day! 2mo
90 likes2 stack adds10 comments
The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
post image

Day 1: #7covers7days #covercrush

Tagging Lainie to join in if you wish!! @AlaMich 🤗

saresmoore I love it! 2mo
BarbaraBB What a great creepy cover! Fits the book perfectly! 2mo
LeahBergen That‘s awesome! 2mo
See All 7 Comments
CarolynM That cover is perfect! 2mo
batsy Oh yes, this one is so apt 👌🏽 2mo
Megabooks Nice!! 2mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s kinda creepy. 2mo
87 likes1 stack add7 comments
Mr. Fortune | Sylvia Townsend Warner
post image

Today's bookmail...
Between this year's ongoing NYRB sales and the influence of the #NYRBbookclub my collection of classics has increased considerably 😅

Leftcoastzen They are so pretty and addictive!😀 2mo
AlaMich Yeah, I keep getting those tempting NYRB emails too. I‘ve bought too many books this year already though, so I‘m adding the titles to my TBR list. 2mo
Mdargusch so pretty! i just wish I liked those books more 2mo
See All 6 Comments
LeahBergen Ohhh, you got The Slaves of Solitude! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
BarbaraBB I wasn‘t able to resist the Slaves of Solitude either 🙈😘 2mo
Reviewsbylola Slaves of Solitude looks good. Curious to see what you think of the one on the left. I absolutely hated 2mo
97 likes1 stack add6 comments
post image

Bedtime reading... I couldn‘t resist the hype on this one!

Ps. If anyone has tips on keeping your cats from chewing up every last house plant, please share 😜

Maude I used to sprinkle black pepper on the leaves, after she learned the plants made her sneeze a lot she lost interest. 3mo
emilyhaldi @Maude love this tip!!! Definitely going to give it a try 👌🏻👌🏻 3mo
bookandcat They hate citrus/orange scent. Rub orange peel along the vase and or leave pieces of it near the plant. We do this with Xmas trees lol 3mo
See All 6 Comments
emilyhaldi Ooohhh definitely trying that! Thank you!! 😺 @bookandcat (edited) 3mo
Mdargusch 😂 😂 😂 2mo
Reviewsbylola Lmao which cat?! I wonder if you can spray it with bitter apple spray. Lori recommended it to keep Gertie from chewing my rug and pillows and not even the slightest nibble since I started using it! 2mo
92 likes4 stack adds6 comments
Stoner | John Williams
post image

Nursing a bit of a book hangover after finishing Stoner last night 🤯 Williams captures the quiet triumphs and tragedies in the ordinary life of University professor so eloquently that it‘s spellbinding ✨ Just brilliant!

Tamra I know - one of my treasured favorites. 💜💜 3mo
Leftcoastzen I so need to get to Stoner ! 3mo
BarbaraBB A favorite of mine as well. Such a great writer 💔 3mo
See All 11 Comments
catebutler One of my all time favourites. I had to let this one percolate for quite some time. 3mo
LeahBergen I‘ve had this on my shelf for ages! 😬 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved this too 3mo
Mdargusch such high praises! 2mo
sisilia I love the creased spine 😍 (edited) 2mo
emilyhaldi @sisilia I found this book at a used book sale for $1... It's an old library copy, hence the creases. It also has copious amounts of highlighting and marginalia, which I might not have minded if it were insightful but alas, it is not 😆 I loved the book so much that I'm considering splurging on the 50th anniversary edition!❤️ (edited) 2mo
sisilia Go for it!! 👍🏻 2mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s quite the commendation. 2mo
112 likes5 stack adds11 comments
When She Was Good | Philip Roth
post image

Rainy day reading ⛈📚

LeahBergen Lovely! 3mo
Mdargusch I know you will hate my book 😢 2mo
emilyhaldi @Mdargusch it‘s not my fav so far, but I still hate my book pick even more 😂 2mo
Mdargusch That‘s good I guess 🤣 2mo
Reviewsbylola And she hates mine even more. 🤣 @mdargusch 2mo
78 likes1 stack add5 comments
post image

Newest addiction: late night Etsy shopping for vintage books 😍 sometimes purchases take place so late at night that I forget I ordered them and a few weeks later, voila!! A lovely surprise! I highly recommend.

saresmoore Oh la la! This sounds like a fabulously terrible idea! 3mo
Palimpsest Shh! Don‘t tell everyone about the awesome vintage books on Etsy! 😉 3mo
Crazeedi This sounds truly dangerous 🙄🤨🤔 3mo
See All 13 Comments
Aimeesue That edition of Cranford is lovely! And very… frilly in a way I've never imagined Cranford as being. 😄 3mo
mabell Love the Dorothy Parker cover! 😍 3mo
Eyelit That Dorothy Parker invokes envy in me. The Gaskell cracks me up 😄 3mo
Lcsmcat I have the same Dorothy Parker! ❤️ 3mo
Soscha ❤️❤️❤️💃🏼 3mo
batsy Lovely! The Cranford cover is very "sensation novel", too funny ? 3mo
Megabooks I can see that working for you!!! 💙💙💙 Enjoy!! 3mo
Reviewsbylola I was perusing Abe Books for way too long the other night after talking to you. 😆🤦🏼‍♀️ 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, that Cranford! 😍😍 3mo
Mdargusch i need that Cranford! 2mo
98 likes13 comments
Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
post image

Just finished and I am SHOOK. Tim and Virginia just turned this lazy peaceful Saturday morning on its head... suddenly my blood pressure is sky-high and my heart is thumping out of my chest. Is it too early for a bourbon?! 🥃

vivastory Not at all! Glad you liked it! 3mo
LeahBergen Time for a bourbon and some Heavenly Hash, I‘d say. 😆 3mo
BarbaraBB Super review. I was not that interested in the beginning and then suddenly the story is so gripping and asks for bourbon indeed, or something else that‘s strong!! 3mo
See All 9 Comments
batsy Haha, yes! And it's never too early for a bourbon 🙌🏽 3mo
Dragon 😻 3mo
AlaMich They‘re quite the couple, ain‘t they? 3mo
Reviewsbylola I felt the same way. @barbarabb The first 50 pages I was like 🥴😰 but when they moved to the suburbs I got into it! 3mo
BarbaraBB @Reviewsbylola I was really impressed by the ending and how it came to that. Really good! 3mo
Mdargusch hmmmm i almost want to read it 2mo
97 likes3 stack adds9 comments
Black Wings Has My Angel | Elliott Chaze
post image

Finally back to reading this morning 🙏🏻
I've got quite a bit to go before joining today's discussion but I'll be there eventually 😆

Cathythoughts Great picture ✨ 3mo
mklong Enjoy your morning! 3mo
vivastory Enjoy! It flys by. 3mo
See All 11 Comments
Reviewsbylola This reminded me of James Cain! 3mo
youneverarrived Once you get going with it it‘s a pretty quick read. 3mo
LeahBergen It‘s a speedy read. 👍🏻 3mo
emilyhaldi Yes definitely!!! @Reviewsbylola 3mo
saresmoore Oh, I just noticed the kitty-baby in this photo! 😻 3mo
KathrynElise I love this picture! The reflection of the vase and your cat in the mirror is beautiful 😍 3mo
emilyhaldi Thank you!! @KathrynElise anytime I‘m taking a picture she feels the need to insert herself, ESPECIALLY if there are flowers she can eat 😏 3mo
Mdargusch lovely fleurs 2mo
84 likes11 comments
post image

Korede sure has a lot of patience ...bc having 3 sisters myself, I sure as hell wouldn‘t stand for the bat-shit-crazy behavior of her serial killer sister 😆 (please note: @Meredith3 @AnnieD @Reviewsbylola ). I loved the gradual reveal of the sisters‘ dark childhood, which ultimately reinforced their special bond... and fostered some unhealthy behaviors 🔪 Entertaining? Yes. #manbooker worthy? Hmm, I suppose there‘s a reason I‘m not a judge 😜

HardcoverHearts I agree that‘s it was fun but I can‘t see it as a Booker Award finalist! 4mo
JennyM Totally with you, Emily. Good read, but list-worthy, I‘m not so sure 4mo
Cathythoughts I bailed on this one. I think I‘m missing something... @JennyM I don‘t understand how it‘s on the list ... I‘m not sure either 4mo
See All 11 Comments
Kalalalatja Couldn‘t agree more! 4mo
Megabooks So I want to know, which one of you is most likely to be a serial killer?? Who do I need to worry about? I know Steph reads a lot of true crime... @Reviewsbylola @AnnieD @Meredith3 just kidding 🤣🤣 4mo
Megabooks And I‘m totally with you. I enjoyed it, but I don‘t think it will make it to the finals, much less win! 4mo
BarbaraBB It won the Tournament of Books, which I completely understand. But I don‘t think it will take away the Booker. 4mo
Mdargusch I‘ve been wanting to read this! 4mo
Reviewsbylola Which one of us would be the most obvious choice for a serial killer? 🤔 3mo
Reviewsbylola Hahaha great minds! @megabook. You‘ve gotta watch out for @meredith3 too. She did an art show with portraits she pained of Charles Manson. 🤣🤣 3mo
MrBook Great review! 😁 3mo
114 likes1 stack add11 comments