Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
lynneamch

lynneamch

Joined October 2016

reading now icon
Visitation Street by Ivy Pochoda
reading now icon
Detroit by Charlie Leduff
reading now icon
The Paragon Hotel by Lyndsay Faye
review
lynneamch
Mistress of the Ritz | Melanie Benjamin
post image
Pickpick

Mellowing the flying jitters with coincidentally French Merlot while totally engaged in this story of secrets between husband and wife as Nazis take over the Ritz and the French Resistance grows. It is an inspiring tale, with flawed characters who nonetheless risk everything to do what is right to fight against their occupiers. Kudos to all who do likewise today to fight corruption and injustice.

29 likes1 stack add
blurb
lynneamch
Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
post image

At Politics & Prose in DC tonight up close and personal with Erin Morgenstern.

blurb
lynneamch
The World of Downton Abbey | Jessica Fellowes
post image

Saw #DowntonAbbey tonight and was really pleased with happy endings all around: a bit of political intrigue, inheritance issues, romance, costumes, and lots more food! Top pic of friends goofing around at our own Downton Abbey Tea a few years back.

Tanisha_A Great picture with friends! 2mo
41 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
The Burgess Boys: A Novel | Elizabeth Strout
post image

I had no idea when I offered to lead a bookclub discussion that this book had anything to do with the #history of the Somali refugees in Maine. I wore my T-shirt, purchased at a musical benefit supporting Bridge Knoxville. Today, our newspaper featured Welcome House Knoxville Director wearing her same shirt. Strout does such a good job creating awareness & compassion. I think our discussion did too. #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Excellent work 👏 2mo
lynneamch Malcom Holcombe, RB Morris, Mary Gauthier, Greg Brown and friends at the Bijou last December, singing This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land. 💗 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh!! Im always looking for #BookClubWorthy suggestions xx thanks for sharing & posting 💙 2mo
36 likes3 comments
review
lynneamch
One Mississippi: A Novel | Mark Childress
post image
Mehso-so

#SchoolDays Childress is masterful at capturing the essence of a developing friendship between two 16-year-old white boys, as one becomes accustomed to his new life in the South during the Vietnam war era. I smiled as he described their sky-blue tuxedos and their genuine admiration for their first black prom queen. But, the story turns dark. Warning about sensitive topic related to violence in spoiler alert in comments below. #SoulSeptember @eggs

lynneamch I would give this a pick, instead of a so-so, but it's hard to read about a school shooting when it's a reality that I can only imagine having to experience. 2mo
Eggs I‘m intrigued....good choice👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
38 likes2 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

#Flowers and so much more at the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks and Tudor Place on my last day here in DC. Walked through Book Hill Park to get from one to the other. Even managed to get in 29,000 steps for #SelfImprovementSept @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 Also, a #RedRoseSeptember though no #tubthumping. There was a pretty cool bathroom in the Tudor house, but they wouldn't let us touch anything. 😉 @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

Cinfhen Lovely 😊 looks like you had a wonderful day 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🙌🏻❤️🌹 2mo
arlenefinnigan Ooh lovely 🌹 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Pretty! 🌸🌼 2mo
Lady_Tigana_20 So beautiful! 2mo
47 likes5 comments
quote
lynneamch
A Severed Wasp: A Novel | Madeleine L'Engle
post image

Katherine, a newly retired concert pianist, is asked to give a benefit by an old friend who is now an Episcopal bishop. It's no spoiler to quote from the last page: "She stood by the piano bowing to the audience. . . Behind them were the #Sisters, the whole Community. . . Between them all they held a great many secrets. Between them all they had worked out as much peace as the human being is likely to have." #Music heals. #SoulSeptember @Eggs

lynneamch Ha! Just noticed this is described as "soul-satisfying" so certainly fits @Eggs theme for September! 2mo
Eggs Just perfect 👌🏼🤗👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
42 likes3 stack adds2 comments
blurb
lynneamch
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
post image

ALL these folks were great in person: Barbara Kingsolver, Laila Lalami, Richard Powers, Susan Choi, Rebecca Makkai (middle pic) Louis Bayard, Roxanna Robinson. Had to watch RBG on Youtube as line was maxed out an hour ahead. Decided to skip an hour-long wait in line for Jose Andres and just go to lunch at his tapas restaurant Jaleo instead. Fantastic day! #NatBookFest

tpixie What a great and busy day!! I bet the tapas was fun!!! Thanks for sharing!!! 🥳📚🥳 2mo
tpixie Last year we ate at busboys and poets 2mo
lynneamch @tpixie I still want to get to Busboys. Usually try to do Afterwords at Kramerbooks, but short trip this time. We tried to get in Unconventional Diner, but was full. Had no regrets about ending up at Paleo. 2mo
tpixie @lynneamch i‘ll have to try to eat at those places if I get to DC again! 2mo
44 likes4 comments
blurb
lynneamch
The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
post image

I don't usually post twice in one day, but want to share this pic of #Chicago from the helicopter ride our son & daughter-in-law took yesterday to celebrate her birthday. Also an opportunity to recommend the tagged book. Makkai weaves a compelling story of art mysteries & acquisitions amidst the looming personal toll the AIDS crisis will take in 1980s Chicago. #LetsTravelAugust @alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @originalcyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️ 3mo
BarbaraBB I was so impressed by Chicago this summer. I had never been there before. What a great place! Loved the booo too! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 Awesome! ❤️ 3mo
46 likes3 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

Saw Rachel speak at UnionAve Bookstore in #Knoxville today. She was charming, sweet, and sincere. I'm not sure I'll read the book, but it is a fascinating story of being duped by a fake heiress and participating with police to nab her former friend. There are a host of stories from various media about Anna Delvey/Sorokin and her attempts to bilk others. I left with admiration for Rachel and applaud her agency to take control of her own story.

rmaclean4 Hey Knoxville!! I love Avenue Books! I thought she was very charming also. 3mo
45 likes1 comment
quote
lynneamch
The Magician's Lie | Greer Macallister
post image

"Books. Shelves of them, walls of them. Down to our feet and high above our heads. Books everywhere. . . . I wanted to run my fingers along the endless series of spines, rub my cheek against the cloth and leather covers, press my nose into the pages and inhale until I was drunk on the smell of old paper. “All the books anyone could ever want,” he said. . . . For anyone to read.” #WallsofBooks #AugustABC @eggs Yes, please! LOVE this book! ⬇️

lynneamch Ada discovers her stage name, The Amazing Arden, in the pages of Shakespeare, at the Lenox Library in 1900 NYC. https://www.nyarc.org/content/frick-remembering-lenox-librarybook Pic of Library of Congress
3mo
Eggs Oh bookgasm, librarygasm, 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
sprainedbrain I loved that book, too! ❤️ 3mo
28 likes3 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

@Beatlefan129 You are the winner of my secret #giveaway! I have an extra signed copy of Woman 99, so I decided that I would send it to whomever turned out to be my 999th follower. That's you! Just contact me with your address at lynneamch@gmail.com
I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

Beatlefan129 No way! This is the best surprise on a Monday morning! 3mo
TNbookworm Awesome idea👌 3mo
38 likes2 comments
quote
lynneamch
post image

"There are two ways to learn a language fast, and one of them is when you're under ten and have a pliable young brain."
"What's the other?"
He grinned. "Over a pillow."
#PillowTalk #AyupAugust @cinfhen @squirrelbrain
Not the color of the book, but fascinating #RedReading about female Soviet bomber pilots during WWII. "Order of the Red Banner. Order of the Red Star." #AugustABC @Eggs
Pic of Kate Quinn at A Likely Story Bookstore.

Eggs Double play 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
squirrelbrain Well done for the double! ❤️😁👍 3mo
Cinfhen Well done 👍🏽 and new book should be fantastic. Still need to read Huntress ( heard great things) 3mo
38 likes3 comments
blurb
lynneamch
My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
post image

#WashingtonDC. National Book Festival. August 31. Any #littens going? #NatBookFest2019

DivineDiana I would love to go! 3mo
jmtrivera I'll be there! 3mo
LauraJ RBG! 3mo
See All 7 Comments
Susanita I will be a volunteer. Don‘t know my assignment yet. 3mo
tpixie @Bookworm83 - we've got to figure out how to have you all join our slack group! National book festival 2018 3mo
Bookworm83 @jmtrivera @Susanita @tpixie @lynneamch We have a Slack channel for people going to the NatBookFest. Here is the link if you‘d like to join https://join.slack.com/t/teamnbf2018/shared_invite/enQtNzIxODU2MzIzMDQzLWUxZWMyO... (edited) 3mo
35 likes7 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Suttree | Cormac McCarthy
post image

Oh, how Market Square, #Knoxville, #Tennessee, has changed since Cormac McCarthy's description in Suttree. Musicians playing the saw and a steel drum by the suffragists' statue as I set my chair on McCarthy's inscription to watch A Midsummer Night's Dream and eat my gyro from Yassin's, the "nicest place in America." #refugee #Shakespeare https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/living/story/inside-nicest-place-america-refu...

wanderinglynn I love going to Market Square when I go home to visit my mom! They‘ve really made it a nice place. 3mo
Bklover I love Market Square! 3mo
lynneamch @wanderinglynn @Bklover So cool, right? And, of coarse, Union Ave Books just a block away! 📚😍 3mo
37 likes3 comments
quote
lynneamch
post image

My fave #bookstore in Knoxville, Tennessee and this heartening quote on their chalkboard "So often, a visit to a bookshop has cheered me and reminded me that there are good things in the world." --#Vincent VanGogh #LetsTravelAugust @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 Love it! ❤️📚 3mo
36 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
Chaka! Through the Fire | Tonya Bolden, Chaka Khan
post image

#AyupAugust #SomethingGood Haven't read this one, but couldn't help thinking of Chaka Khan and 🎶Tell me somethin' good🎶 Oh yeah, tell me, tell me, tell me 🎶 Normally, such a lighthearted song, but today it strikes me as a plea. So brokenhearted with news of the US tragedies, but heartened by stories of heroes and the never-ending hope that we will #DoSomething @cinfhen @squirrelbrain

Cinfhen I thought of Chaka too!!! 3mo
squirrelbrain Good one! 👍♥️ 3mo
25 likes2 comments
quote
lynneamch
post image

Mythologist and #perfume expert, Jac L'Etoile, investigates an island's Celtic roots, finds Victor Hugo's secrets, tries to figure out which brother helping her is the good guy, and questions her own sanity. "Believe in a #psychic world that didn't fit with her rational worldview, or accept that she might be losing her mind and had deeper psychological problems than she can even guess." #VictorHugo #audiowalk #audiowalking #QuotsyAug19 @tk-421

blurb
lynneamch
post image

Jenni L. Walsh pic taken at One More Page #IndieBookstore in DC last year. Looking forward to more in this #SheDared series. #ThisOnesfortheGirls #LilithJuly @Cinfhen @karenuk

Cinfhen I love the idea of this book series🙌🏻💕 4mo
26 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
We Are Water | Wally Lamb
post image

Lucky that #LetsTravelJuly meant the grandchildren and their parents traveled to us this time. Spent a lot of time on the #water. This pic of sunset from July 4, waiting for fireworks to begin. Tagged book from Wally Lamb is on my list to re-read some day. Love all his books. @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

OriginalCyn620 Beautiful pic! 💙 4mo
41 likes1 comment
quote
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

"So, I set myself to a task of #deceit and trickery, though it went against everything I'd been taught, for the sake of my sister. After all, I had a duty to rescue Phoebe from the asylum. It was my fault she was there."
Bookish highlight of the holiday week: a visit to our local #library from the oh-so-charming and talented Greer Macallister. #QuotsyJuly19 @TK-421 #historicalfiction #histfic

SilversReviews I really enjoyed this book. 4mo
29 likes1 comment
review
lynneamch
post image
Pickpick

Loving these illustrations by Kelly Shami! Jennifer Croll pairs them with brief, but informative, bios and "kickass cocktails." Every woman is an inspiration, including authors, like Virginia Woolf and Margaret Atwood; actors, like Betty Davis and Laverne Cox; sports heroes, like Flo-jo; popular singers, like M.I.A. and Ella Fitzgerald; you get the idea. Cocktails all sound delicious. Luckily, I have a son-in-law with a well-stocked bar! #Drinks

blurb
lynneamch
The Replacement Wife | Eileen Goudge
post image

I'm using this other book by Eileen Goudge as a "replacement" for Domestic Affairs as DA is not in the Litsy database. Also, can't find it on Amazon unless I enter "Domestic Affairs in Books", not just the title. Even then it appears as "by Perseus." ? Anyway, have to add it to my collection of covers with a woman holding something #behindherback that I first started with the hardcover of The Magician's Lie.

blurb
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

Don't miss this one. #1 Best seller in Historical Thrillers. BookBub bargain today, only $2.99 on Kindle! Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network, calls it "A gorgeous ode to the power of female courage." I wholeheartedly agree! #historicalfiction Put it on your #TBRTreasure #JazzyJune @Eggs

DebinHawaii Done! #stacked 📚😉 5mo
Eggs Another great title and cover! 5mo
26 likes2 stack adds2 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

Double dip posting for #GrandHotel today and #Russians for tomorrow. Amor Towles looks out at the Bolshoi from a window in the hotel Metropole, where he recently returned 20 years after his first Inspirational visit. Pix from TV, CBS Sunday Morning feature in March. #WanderingJune @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB

BarbaraBB Great multitasking! 5mo
Cinfhen Excellent 🙌🏻❤️ 5mo
57 likes2 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Husbands and Other Sharp Objects | Marilyn Simon Rothstein
post image

Haven't managed to keep up with reading all the books with a woman holding something #behindherback, but this looks like another good one for the #tbr.

blurb
lynneamch
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
post image

Oh. My. Word! This book! These words! Only 4% in, but this writing is genius. No spoilers, but if you've read it, you'll get this pic from Vesterheim, the Norwegian-American Museum in Decorah, IA. I lived in #Iowa for 30+ years on *Chestnut* Street. Hello @librarylady Now in #Tennessee, I'm proud to know Stacy Clark, of the U.S. Forestry Service, who #CarryThatWeight to try to save the American Chestnut. https://www.acf.org/ #BeatleMaynia @Eggs

Emilymdxn This was my favourite book I read last year! It‘s so amazing, so glad you‘re enjoying it 6mo
Eggs Nice tie-in 6mo
39 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

Just a small #bookhaul from this sweet little #UsedBookStore in Mt. Clemens, Michigan (only so much room in the suitcase). But I just had to post because the name of the store is #PaperbackWriter . They also have a big selection of vintage vinyl records. #MittenLitten #BeatleMaynia @Eggs

Eggs Love this ❣️❣️ 6mo
29 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
The Huntress | Kate Quinn
post image

If you enjoy Kate Quinn, as I do, you may want to follow her on Facebook. Here are two of her recent posts: stack of fave red books and the #beautiful Hungarian cover of The Huntress. #AMonthofSongs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 I‘ve never read anything by her! I should! 6mo
29 likes2 comments
blurb
lynneamch
The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
post image

Celebrating #MothersDay with my mom & honoring her mother with this dedication from Robson's The Gown. Pic of my gram (b.1890) also "an immigrant, a seamstress, and a most beloved grandmother." Loving this multigenerational story of a granddaughter discovering her Nan's past as a seamstress who embroidered Elizabeth II's wedding gown. And my sis-in-law (a Hartnell) is related to the designer! #ImmigrantSong #MayMovieMagic @cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen That is truly amazing 🧡thanks so much for sharing 6mo
Caroline2 Wow!!! 😯 how awesome is that!! 6mo
CrowCAH Wow what a great story! 6mo
rohit-sawant Wow! How fantastic! Appreciate you sharing 💜 6mo
43 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Girl in Disguise | Greer Macallister
post image

#RedRightHand (actually both hands) on this cover of Girl in Disguise; #historicalfiction about Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, by #litsyauthor @theladygreer Fact: Kate really was responsible for getting Lincoln to his first inauguration, in spite of an assassination plot. Fascinating read and it's only $2.99 today on Kindle! #MayMovieMagic #histfic
@Cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Nice one!! Thanks for sharing 😁 6mo
rohit-sawant 💜💜💜 6mo
28 likes2 comments
review
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image
Pickpick

In 1890s #SanFrancisco, Phoebe Smith is committed to Goldengrove asylum. Younger sister, Charlotte, blames herself & devises a rescue plan. Macallister masterfully weaves Greek Muses, romantic intrigue, & #historical detail prompting reflection on how far we have come, yet how far we have to go to achieve justice and #equality for #women and for compassionate mental #healthcare. #FavoritesofMarch #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
38 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
Prodigal Summer | Barbara Kingsolver
post image

#Butterflies on #endpapers and in this disturbing, yet beautiful, story from a favorite author. Pic is from our visit to Barbara Kingsolver's Harvest Table Restaurant & gift shop in Meadowview, Virginia. #LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88 Scolled through and found @Kalalalatja and @emtobiasz have posted these endpapers too.

Kalalalatja They are so pretty! 8mo
LauraBeth This is beautiful! I'm now sad that I have the paperback of this. 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗🦋 so pretty!! 8mo
vkois88 Lovely 😍 8mo
45 likes4 comments
blurb
lynneamch
The Wartime Sisters: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
post image

Lucky #DC area #littens have such great #indiebookstores & opportunities to see authors. These two at #KRAMERBOOKS on Thursday, Mar. 14 ; Greer on Sunday, March 17 at 4pm — A Likely Story, Sykesville, MD; and more at http://www.greermacallister.com/events
@bookishfeminist
@lauren.lerner
@marticamustread
@azulaco
@susanita
@Crazeedi

lauren.lerner Gah, I‘m out of town! Thanks for tagging me though! 8mo
Crazeedi I wish i lived in DC! 🤩 8mo
lynneamch Sorry @Crazeedi I got the impression somehow that you do. Did you visit and post sometime? I get to go for a visit next week. 8mo
Crazeedi @lynneamch yes! I was there in the summer! I loved it! 8mo
Susanita Oof. I‘m double booked both days already! 8mo
34 likes5 comments
quote
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

"Then why are you here?” “It only takes two things to make a #woman insane: the word of a man who stands to benefit and a doctor willing to sell his say-so.” “But don‘t they need a reason?” “Anything‘s a reason . . . Anything you do, anything you are. Anything you want.”
#quotsymar19 @tk-421

Celebrating changes that have been & changes to come on #internationalwomensday
#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

#womenshistoryreads

vkois88 ❤❤❤ 8mo
38 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
post image

Love Jasper Fjorde's #UniqueCharacterNames in this #series. MC Thursday Next is a SpecOps agent for LiteraTec. Her boss is Victor Analogy, her partner is Bowden Cable. Her Uncle Mycroft, invented the Prose Portal, which allows real-world individuals to enter books. There's her pet dodo, Pickwick, and my favorite, head of the Goliath Corporation's internal security service, Jack Schitt. 🤪
#LiteraryLuck @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚 8mo
Daisey I did so enjoy the names when I read The Eyre Affair! 8mo
vkois88 Interesting! 8mo
44 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

Have you heard of a book trailer? Like a movie trailer (preview), but for books! Shout out to clever #librarians (ahem @mrbook) & #libraries. Mooresville Public Library, Indiana, put together this very cool way to showcase books. It's launch day today for Woman 99. You have to watch this. So dang clever! https://youtu.be/MtZTkt986n0
#litsylibrarians #litsylibrarian

DivineDiana Yes! Barnes and Noble has them on their website. And not sure how I found it, but I just watched one for the book that I am reading, The Alice Network today! 😲 8mo
lynneamch How neat @DivineDiana ! I really enjoyed the Alice Network. Greer and Kate Quinn are doing an event together tomorrow in Maryland for Kate's new book 8mo
DivineDiana I so wish I could be there! 8mo
Talewaggingreads Book Trailers are brilliant! Why didn't I think of that when I was teaching? 🤦‍♀️🎥🎬📚🤦‍♀️ 8mo
30 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

But you gave away the things you loved
And one of them was me
I had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee, and
#Youresovain

Fairhope French Quarter prepping for Mardi Gras. Lucky to find Woman 99 at Page & Palette #bookstore. Sat right down with "clouds in my coffee" at Latte Da. Phoebe probably feels she has been given away to Goldengrove asylum, perhaps more like taken away.
#MarchIntothe70s @Lizpixie @Cinfhen

lynneamch "A friend of yours revealed to me that you‘d loved me all the time / Kept it secret from your wives / You believed it was no crime . . ." Lyrics from a never recorded lost verse revealed in Rolling Stone interview https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/carly-simon-plays-lost-verse-from-... 8mo
Cinfhen In her memoir she admits to Warren Beatty only being one of the men whom this song is about. She did have quite a number of famous hookups 🙊and some not so famous ones too!! 8mo
38 likes3 comments
quote
lynneamch
Wish You Were Here | Pink Floyd
post image

#WishYouWereHere today and I'll wish I were there on Monday. Three days left to audioread on the beach and dig these toes into the sand in the Gulf. Happy Birthmonth @LizPixie ! #MarchIntothe70s @cinfhen
#lyrics are #poetry

Cinfhen Enjoy 😊 something about the ocean always brings me peace 9mo
Lizpixie Thank you! Enjoy your ocean, my favourite type of ocean is a stormy one. Something about the rain, big booming waves on the rocks & sand with lightning flickering over the horizon just calms me.🌊⛈ 9mo
lynneamch Thanks @Cinfhen & @Lizpixie It looks like we'll get that stormy day on Sunday. I will take it all in. 😊💨⚡💖 9mo
30 likes3 comments
blurb
lynneamch
A Collection of Quotable Quotes | Cameron House, Bookwise International
post image

I always enjoy this monthly challenge from @TK-421. I only post a photo and quote occasionally, but it's fun to keep an eye out for the daily # in whatever I happen to be reading. I know I'll have one for day 8. Give it a try!

TK-421 Thanks for sharing! 😊 9mo
24 likes1 comment
quote
lynneamch
Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
post image

One of the best first lines ever! Eugenides captures the complexities of so many social issues, including the personal effects of the #Detroit67 riot. It's worth examining whether naming it Rebellion or Uprising is more useful in understanding its causes. It was, indeed, a long hot summer before my Junior year of High School. 💔 #MittenLitten #TimbitTunes @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Here are two more Detroit recommendations @RachelO I‘ve been meaning to read Middlesex forever!!! 9mo
AmyG This is one of my most favorote books. @Cinfhen If you have it...read it. It‘s THAT good. 9mo
See All 7 Comments
Cinfhen I do own it @AmyG I‘m gonna get to it soon 😅 9mo
Redwritinghood This is a great book. I loved it. 9mo
RachelO @Cinfhen @lynneamch Well thank you - I‘d wondered about this one - looks like I‘ll need to actually read it, seeing the glowing recommendations. Maybe I need a Detroit season. Followed by a field trip 😁 The other book sounds great too. 📚📚📚 9mo
Suet624 I keep thinking I‘ve read this book but I also know that I haven‘t. Maybe I should actually get it done! 9mo
38 likes3 stack adds7 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

We had a much better time at this music venue than poor Eleanor had as I listened to her today. #SmittenLove with a musician isn't going as she planned. Vacationing near Fairhope, Albabama, we found one of our fave hometown (Knoxville, TN) bands, Blue Mother Tupelo playing at the Book Cellar. Page & Palette is a bar, a coffee shop, and an #indiebookstore! Apparently dogs are welcome on barstools! #LiteraryLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

KathyWheeler I live in Mobile — love Fairhops & the Page & Palette. 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 9mo
lynneamch Hi @KathyWheeler ! Laissez les bons temps rouler! 9mo
KathyWheeler @lynneamch You too! I was prevented from going across the bay to Fairhope today because of the parades. 9mo
vkois88 I adored this book. 9mo
44 likes2 stack adds5 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

"When she follows her sister into the notorious Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte Smith sheds her identity to become an anonymous inmate, Woman 99. She soon discovers that insanity isn't the only reason her fellow inmates have been hidden away -- and those in power will do anything to keep the truth, or Charlotte, from getting out." #MonsterHospital #TimbitTunes @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen Waiting for my preordered copy, but #giveaway from Goodreads!

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing & posting. Sounds really good. 9mo
30 likes1 comment
quote
lynneamch
A Paris Apartment | Michelle Gable
post image

Antique furniture appraiser leaves her shaky marriage in the US to catalog a Paris apartment full of 1800s treasures. Finds an unknown painting by a famous artist, salacious diaries, and a charming Frenchman. A day late for #research, but came across this today and am really enjoying the dual storylines so far. Plus, chouquettes! (pic from Serious Eats) #QuotsyFeb19 @tk-421

TheBookHippie I really loved this book. So fun. 9mo
33 likes2 stack adds1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
Literacy and Longing in L.A. | Karen Mack, Jennifer Kaufman
post image

Literacy and Longing in L.A. in my case means Lower Alabama. #LoveThisTown of Foley. Great afternoon with @Talewaggingreads at the Copper Kettle Tea Bar and #bookhaul from the Book Exchange #TimbitTunes @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen

lynneamch LOVE Brooklyn, too, so looking forward to reading this find 9mo
Cinfhen Looks charming and lovely and just about perfect 😍🤩 9mo
Talewaggingreads Haha! @lynneamch 😍🍜🍰☕📚🍊 We covered all of the bases that day! I especially loved the young lady's comments about our selections when we paid for our books. Just delightful. 9mo
56 likes3 comments
blurb
lynneamch
post image

The #Secrets We Keep has another cover with a woman hiding something #BehindHerBack Had to buy this one as it's only $.60 on Amazon. Also broke down and bought a new Kindle since I misplaced mine months ago.
#LiteraryLove @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

KathyWheeler Now you‘ll find the misplaced one. That‘s what always happens to me. 😄 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay to new kindle!!! 9mo
vkois88 Well now if you happen to find the other, you can have twice as many books stored and ready to go! 😉 9mo
lynneamch Good plan @vkois88 . I suspect you may be right @KathyWheeler . Two good things about the new one though: it can store twice as much and it's waterproof so I can take it in the tub and pool! 😎 9mo
KathyWheeler @lynneamch I want that waterproof one! I‘ve only not gotten it because I have a Kindle, a Paperwhite, and a Fire. (edited) 9mo
29 likes5 comments
review
lynneamch
What Is Visible: A Novel | Kimberly Elkins
post image
Pickpick

#LoversinaDangerousTime and place in this fascinating #historicalfiction based on a real deaf-blind woman who supposedly taught Anne Sullivan the manual alphabet which she taught to Helen Keller (childhood home pic from recent trip.) Elkins says the love affair is fictional, but plausible. Connections to Julua Ward Howe & Charles Dickens are true. Audio was gripping! #TimbitTunes @TheKidUpstairs @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing!! Sounds fascinating 9mo
39 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
post image

It's a #SentimentalSunday recalling some great #music legends we saw highlighted yesterday at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in Muscle Shoals #LiteraryLove @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love!! ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
39 likes1 comment
blurb
lynneamch
post image

#LiteraryLove I'm #PlayingCupid for those of you who love an #indybookstore and live in or visit Phoenixville, #Pennsylvania. Screenshot of Robb Cadigan's FB page announcing the Spring opening of his #bookstore READS & COMPANY. Here's to lifelong #booklove !#newbookstore @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

32 likes4 comments
blurb
lynneamch
Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
post image

#MostAnticipatedRelease2019 Kate Quinn, author of The Alice Network, shared her list on her FB page and BookBub. My most anticipated is included and tagged. #histfic #historicalfiction
#ANewChapter @vkois88 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

vkois88 They all look wonderful 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗💗 9mo
52 likes2 comments