How many magical childhood years I lay awake listening and convincing myself I‘d heard such a sound.
Like all of Albom‘s other books, Finding Chika is breaking my heart. Reading in small bites to prolong getting to the inevitable ending.
Wow. I never knew the history of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the good that it brings. A sweet picture book for Christmas.
When I‘m hosting, I try to stick to the reading schedule but it‘s hard not to get swept away with this story as many have. I want to know what happens with Lilli & Charlotte next. So glad it seems Lilli can be sure Charlotte is safe now. I‘m heading into Notebooks 6-7 today. But first, how do you think the death of Lilli‘s mother affected the course of her life?
There‘s a high probability I will finish at least 3 of these books, if not all four.
The 🥶 front and ❄️ plus online Christmas shopping put me in the Christmas spirit. I downloaded several Christmas stories and will be reading at least one.
✔️Finished As Bright as Heaven for #LMPBC
✔️Finished Seven Days of Us for #IRLBookClub 🎄
✔️Finished Eleven #20booksby2020
🍁#LilliRead Notebooks 4-5
🍁Finding Chika 19%
🎧 A Boy Called Christmas Ch 1-7 #mgbuddyread
🎄Spending the Holidays with People I Want to Punch in the Throat 13%
Read next to nothing in 3 other books shown as sidetracked with different things
This book will break your 💔 again & again. Still, one of my best reads this year and glad I picked it for #LMPBC. Can‘t wait to hear what the rest of you think. @Butterfinger will be on its way to you early next week.
Book 12 for #20booksby2020
Book 288 11/16/19
Help me finish my 16 yo daughter‘s Christmas book box. She likes to reread old favorites. I accidentally donated her favorite Chasing Redbird to a LFL so I‘m replacing that. Another by Sharon Creech. A couple ya. Looking for an adult book. She really liked Purple Hibiscus and Normal People. Can you give me a suggestion for someone who liked those?
Inspiring advice though difficult at times. #LilliRead
I love the descriptions of love and awe a mother feels for her child. #LilliRead
I‘ve seen quite a few check ins for #LilliRead this week. I‘ve finished Notebooks 1-3 & moving on to the next week. How about everybody else? How do you like it so far? I really dislike Lilli‘s stepmom & I‘m wondering what happened to Johan & if we‘ll ever find out. I‘m interested in getting to the next part to see how Lilli & Charlotte make their way in the world. Lilli‘s already proven resourceful in finding the girls home herself. I‘m sure ⬇️
Where is Baby‘s Christmas Present? Here! (Except the Easter book which will be reserved for that holiday.)
While on business trip in Columbus this week I had a chance to visit The Book Loft for the first time and buy these gems at a great price. Will definitely return.
Finished City of Girls, 1 of my favs this year
🍁Notebooks 1-3 for #LilliRead
🍁Ch 1-24 Bright As Heaven for #LMPBC- been wanting to read this a long time & loving it
🍁20% Seven Days of Us for #IRLBookClub - ok but nothing Earth shattering so far
🍁36% White Fragility - I‘ll reserve further comment til I finish & review #NFNov
❄️ First Christmas read of the season, The Christmas Boutique 13%
Just got home from training in Columbus and look what arrived!!! Can‘t wait to read everyone‘s comments in my first #LMPBC book!
City of Girls is a coming of age story of a well to do young woman from dropping out of college & moving into her aunt‘s playhouse in 1940s NYC through to her old age, with the impact of WWII & many adventures and mishaps along the way. The quirky, bohemian cast of characters she comes to know & love are ahead of their time & you will love them too despite their flaws, learning with her what it means to be human & a true friend. #20booksby2020
Am I already reading too many books at a time as usual? Yes!
Could I pass up this book from my tbr? Of course not!
I‘ve never participated in #BigLibraryRead. Has anyone else? Are you joining this one?
I have to be honest and say my #WeeklyForecast in reading will probably be as accurate as a weather report but here goes:
🍁Lilli de Jong for #LilliRead
🍁As Bright as Heaven for #LMPBC
🍁White Fragility for #NFNov
🍁Seven Days of Us for #IRLBookClub
🍁City of Girls for #BBRC & #20booksby2020 -Really need to finish this ebook before the library steals it away!
#UnpopularOpinion so far. The academic tone at the beginning of the book was a turnoff as it‘s not what I enjoy in my personal reading. While I agree with the MANY reviews that state all white people should read this, people who need to the most are least likely. Her experience as a diversity trainer could have indicated that her tone alone would turn even the few who might pick up the book off. I‘ll stick with it for now & see how it goes. #NFNov