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" ??♀️
#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???
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 💙
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
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!!
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!!
My #weeklyforecast this week is dedicated to #booked2019 📚 I‘ve made some progress on each of these reads this weekend:
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
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!
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 💕
Ps. Am I alone in this being one of my all time favorite Madonna songs?! ❤️🏝
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 !)
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.
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!
#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.
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 🙃
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
This one is special for @BarbaraBB 😉😘
(But boy, that Persephone type is tiny!!)
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)😅
Happy Halloween from my shelves to yours! 👻🕷🕸
Perfect fall weather today 🙌🏻 and perfect time of year to ready this creepy book...
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!
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 ❤️
#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 😐
Between this year's ongoing NYRB sales and the influence of the #NYRBbookclub my collection of classics has increased considerably 😅
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 😜
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!
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.
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?! 🥃
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 😆
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 😜