Litsy is full of #beautifulstranger (s) who have become beautiful friends. And this lovely little package and card arrived today as a reminder of that. Thank you Nerrisa @Rissreads for your thoughtfulness 💜#movember
My plans for this #weeklyforecast 📚
For this week‘s #bookreport, I finished Testaments on 🎧 and it ended up a so-so for me. I finished and enjoyed the new Sarah Bailey (an 🇦🇺 author) and am now in the middle of Fleishman and King. I‘ve put Fleishman down for a few days - it‘s just not pulling me in. BUT, all the 🌟 for King‘s writing memoir. Brilliant, funny and just what I need to get my creativity flowing as I finish a rather dull paper for work.
I‘m away with work for a few days, which means lots of time peopling and me generally finding myself #crave (ing) for quiet time with my book (which is very good after a not so sure start). But my room is lovely and, if you squint hard enough, you can see kangaroos sun-baking on the lawn past the water 🦘 #movember
My latest read has a #gonegirl theme, with the disappearance of a 15 year old girl and the murder of her boyfriend. Halfway through, I‘m liking it and have no clue who‘s done what or why🕵️♀️ #movember
Top ones are my #bookreport for the week: enjoyed all the print books, particularly Lady in the Lake, which I didn‘t expect to as it‘s been getting mixed reviews. Still going with The Testaments on 🎧 but #unpopularopinion, if it wasn‘t an Atwood, I think I might have bailed 😬
Bottom ones are my #weeklyforecast. Tagged book is #3 in an Aussie cop series (Jane Harper-ish) & I CANNOT wait to get Fleishman that‘s waiting for me at the library!!!
I #cherish books like this because I can read them with my kids, and it gives us a beautiful way to talk about the importance of spending time engaging with art of all forms. And it‘s also doubly special because the beautiful litten @Tanisha_A sent it to me ♥️
A bit of a family-saga, murder mystery spanning 20 years - and just the brain candy I needed! Even though it was a little implausible, particularly near the end, I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it!
House cleaned✔️ Work & emails ✔️ Kids‘ homework✔️
Time for my 📚 🛋 🍭 (and, 😯 this book is fascinating!)
Congrats on your 50k #LitsyMilestone 🥳 And thanks for such a generous giveaway 😘
In Australia, Hallowe‘en isn‘t really a big thing, and we rarely get trick or treaters. And this year we will be spending the evening at an end of year school celebration - so not spooky at all. But I do enjoy seeing all the spooky posts from lovely international littens 👻
We read The Christmasaurus last year as our family read and loved it. So we are all rather excited that our pre-order of the next book arrived. Hurry up December so we can start reading it 🦖🎄
The grief and loneliness is palpable in this beautiful little book. So well done.
When Mia‘s long-term boyfriend asks for a break, she finds herself embarking on a humanitarian trip that takes her from the slums of Mumbai to the refugee boarder crisis in Europe.
While there were moments I enjoyed,I felt this was essentially a light romance and a bit of a fluff read. Maybe it was my expectations & not the book, but I was expecting more depth and so was left a bit disappointed. 👍 for the cover though 🐝
🐝 🐝 School hols again with the kids, which means I can go to the library and get my holds when they arrive 🐝 🐝
After getting a lot of mixed reviews of late, I was a bit hesitant going in. However, after getting through the first very slow chapters, I found myself firmly in the ‘I-love-this-book‘ camp. Centering on two families over a few decades, we are taken through the suffering of life - trauma, loss, addiction, mental illness and more. But I saw the hope, and the power of compassion and forgiveness. This one will linger in my thoughts for a while.
Friday night is gym night... & I forgot my book 😱😱😱
Loving this so far...oy, the snark 🙌
Magical, whimsical...I really liked this. Part 2 was my fave - I thought it very cleverly captured the small village way of life. The ending was a bit abrupt but, overall, it‘s a pick from me.
#7days7covers #covercrush #day1
Thank you for the tag @KarenUK @CarolynM 😘
I‘ve posted this a few weeks ago, but I love the cover so much, here it is again 🍁 ❣
If you have time and want to join in, I‘d love to see your fave covers over the next 7 days @Tanisha_A @Chelsea.Poole
I know I‘m very late to the party, but I‘m finally here to add my love! Absolutely wonderful and completely unexpected, especially from a post-apocalyptic novel, I was wrapt! Thanks to Tanisha again for gifting it to me 😘
This started out well (it‘s quite funny) but, at 100 pages, I just don‘t feel like picking it back up. So it‘s back to the library...maybe I‘ll try again in a few months
1. I was a Roald Dahl kid, so probably the tagged book.
2. Most recent I can think of making me laugh, and cry, was Lily and the Octopus 🐙
3. Another recent one I enjoyed was A Nearly Normal Family
4. Pancakes, with syrup and🍓
5. Consider yourself tagged 😊
Thanks for the tag @Cathythoughts and @Eggs for hosting
Saturday-ing hard 🍺 📖 ☀️
It took me a while to settle into this one, but I am so glad I stayed with it. Lyrical and bitingly raw - and the cover is just 😍
Ooofff, this book 💔 A hard-hitting, very realistic portrayal of three generations of women as they face older, middle and teen age. At times it was very difficult to read, and I shed more than a few tears. But it was done so well and the ending was a surprise.
Upfront TWs for self-harm and suicide.
It‘s always a good day when you come home to book mail from friends. Thanks so much, Tanisha for sending me this. I cannot wait to read it. You‘re a kind heart & a beautiful friend ❣
I‘ve heard VERY good things about this one, and when I picked it up from the library on Friday I was told I was in for a beautiful, heartbreaking treat 💐
I think this might have been better in print - the audio was 💤
After a morning of serious gardening, I‘m settling in for an hour of sunny backyard reading. I though I might hate this book - school has been a bit bumpy with my 6 year old and I‘m over the focus on academia - but so far so good 👍
Tucked up in bed on my wild Friday night with this gorgeous book. I‘m trying to read it slowly so I can savour it. I think @TrishB put it on my radar, and I could hug you for it. Lovely read 🧡
A group of kids destined for juvenile detention are given a reprieve and sent to an alternative ‘school‘. It looks like they are part of some sort of weird experiment, but for what isn‘t clear, and the methods are dubious at best.
I have read some fantastic #ozfiction this year, and this has to be up there as one of the best! Very much in my wheel house. Great read!
Leon is a 9 year old forced into foster care and separated from his baby brother. His story is heartbreaking and made me cuddle my little ones closer. However, I just couldn‘t get into the story like I was expecting. I read De Waal‘s second book, which I loved, but this is so very different. Maybe a case of going in with too high expectations - it was just not as good as I hoped it would be.
As part of a home share scheme, an Asian university student moves in with a 75-year old spinster in suburban Australia. An unlikely friendship is formed, but each are facing their own life difficulties, and with outcomes that impact both of them.
I didn‘t connect with the story as I would have liked, so it kind of missed the mark for me. But it‘s a different story that touches on some of the big issues (racism, ageism), so I‘m giving it a pick.
Augusta is the quirky twin, the clever one who doesn‘t quite fit in, while Parfait is raising his siblings in war torn Burundi. Worlds apart they are, yet this is their story. And, my goodness, it is lovely. The writing is simple and poignant - which did feel a bit YA for me at first - but literally had me weeping at the halfway mark. Lovely 💫💕