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

ocdIrene

Joined October 2016

INFJ with passion for science-fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, & YA. Also find me at www.goodreads.com/user/show/5123231-irene-mchugh
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

This book keeps blowing my mind! Really glad I decided to read it next, even if I‘m slow as snot at reading NF sometimes. I‘ve been highlighting consistently and brainstorming how I‘m going to implement many of the enrichment activities suggested. If you‘re a dog guardian, this book is worth checking out. Their explanation of dominance versus dominance theory alone clarified a major muddy point for me using examples that anyone can understand.

NeedsMoreBooks 🐶❤️🐶❤️ 20h
Leftcoastzen Bernie looks like a sweet pooch! 19h
ocdIrene @Leftcoastzen Bernie and I both say thank you very much. He wishes he could meet you and show you how sweet he can be. He loves meeting new people. 18h
55 likes3 comments
review
ocdIrene
13 Reasons Why | Jay Asher
post image
Pickpick

After finally reading this one, I have an even better understanding of why it‘s so polarizing. Quote sums it up. Listening to someone narrate her surrender and then maneuver a few final events to steel herself for her final act is chilling. The use of Clay as the boy listening to the tapes is incredibly effective at placing the reader in each moment. Going to have to come down on the side of better to read this book and talk about it, though.

Scochrane26 I agree w/ you. When I started it, I wasn‘t sure about it, but I think it‘s ok if the reader (teenage readers) can discuss it after. It wouldn‘t be a good book for a teen who‘s already depressed. I think the show has been more graphic & has caused more of the controversy. 2w
ocdIrene @Scochrane26 Yes! Years ago, I was on a committee for a challenged book at our MS library. A fellow English teacher who was also a parent shared how in his home there was only one rule when it came to reading books. His daughters had to be willing to discuss whatever book they were reading with their parents. My kids are dogs, so I‘ll never use this pearl of wisdom, but whenever parents would talk about censoring books, I would work in this story. 2w
jennbee I haven‘t read the book, but I have heard that it is much less intense than the series. I may give it a read soon! 2w
ocdIrene @jennbee It‘s a quick read. I read just over half in a day. Then I got busy and my reading time kept getting pushed later and later, which means I‘m falling asleep while I read☹️ 2w
62 likes2 stack adds4 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#MonthlyGoal #FebruaryTBR 📚 Been binge listening to a podcast, so I‘ll see how I do with the audiobook picks.🎧 I know I‘ll throw in other fiction too. I‘ll probably get #LitsyInspired by someone and find myself in the lovely world of Tangent Land.😂

Scochrane26 Tangent Land, 😂 I do that a lot, too. 3w
ocdIrene @Scochrane26 😂 Tangent Land is vast! 3w
57 likes2 comments
review
ocdIrene
post image
Mehso-so

You have to be pretty motivated to read this book. Pretty dry in places where she tracks data. The last chapters on the repercussions were more engaging. Given the increase in dog food choices beyond kibble, people are waking up.

Letter P for #LitsyAtoZ Challenge

blurb
ocdIrene
Dogs on Instagram | @dogs_of_instagram
post image

Found this cute collection of dog books at Boogie the Pug's website: https://boogiethepug.com/doggy-book-club-books-for-dog-lovers/

Crazeedi Adorable!!🐶❤ 3w
45 likes1 comment
review
ocdIrene
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
post image
Pickpick

Had just a vague idea of the plot going in. Dark adult fantasy, for sure.😈As a paranormal super wimp, the ghosts and magic didn‘t terrify me. The humans did. Loved how timeline shifted between Alex at Yale and Alex before Yale. Definitely kept me wondering about her past and how it would impact what was happening. Cliffhanger ending, though😩🤐

68 likes1 stack add
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Got an hour in midnight-1am on Ninth House to kick off #24b4Monday. Going to read for another hour before Lizzie and I head off on our warm up walk/agility practice afternoon special time. I know I can finish Ninth House today because I‘m freaking loving this book. Tomorrow I‘ll finish Pet Food Politics. Sunday will be dedicated to a Little Hygge Book that‘s been on my TBR forever!

Andrew65 Sounds good. 😊👍 4w
jb72 Good luck! 🍀 4w
44 likes2 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

1. Sleep is usually much needed when I‘m sick. My dogs are my sadness remedy.
2. November 2019 - Pacific Ocean from Vancouver Island.
3. I won‘t meet my reading goal for January, but now that I know about this #24b4Monday #readathon tradition, I‘ll be squeezing in reading between classes with dogs and dog walks. Thanks @MoonWitch94 for the tag!

Do we start counting the 24 hours at midnight on Friday, our local time? Then end at midnight Sunday?

MoonWitch94 You‘re welcome! Vancouver Island is on my bucket list 😍 Thanks for playing! 4w
ocdIrene @Scochrane26 Thank you. 🎉Got an hour in after midnight because I‘m a weirdo insomniac sometimes🤣 4w
ocdIrene @MoonWitch94 VI was an amazing place to visit. Definitely going back. I hope you get there sooner rather than later🙂 4w
37 likes4 comments
quote
ocdIrene
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
post image

😂Made me snort!

AC as an example of the power a secret society can siphon from all desire and abandon at a Halloween party for their rites.

Addison_Reads I just read this part earlier today. 😁 1mo
46 likes1 comment
blurb
ocdIrene
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
post image

Thank you for the tag @MoonWitch94 👊🏼My throat‘s been hurting so I‘ve been neglecting Litsy. I have been reading this amazing book, though!

For #WondrousWednesday survey from @Eggs
1. Most recent bookish item🧙‍♀️
2. I love audiobooks and podcasts. I just finished Girl, Stolen by April Henry. Discovered podcast Inbox Besties, which seems like a solid resource for my blogging👏🏼
3. New followers👇🏼

MoonWitch94 Ohhhh one of my favorite HP quotes! So true. 1mo
ocdIrene @MoonWitch94 Favorite of mine too. Perhaps some Senators might remember this concept🤞🏼 1mo
MoonWitch94 @ocdIrene wouldn‘t that be nice...since that‘s what they‘re paid to do in the first place. Ugh. 1mo
See All 6 Comments
readordierachel Hope your throat feels better! 1mo
ocdIrene Thank you @readordierachel Feeling better after two days of mostly rest and some reading. 1mo
Eggs I read Stolen and other April Henry books! Thanks for joining in 🤗 1mo
50 likes1 stack add6 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#ThoughtfulThursday

🏡Husband and I made a bold move toward our relocation goal. Moving in 2020🤞🏼
🐶Lizzie and I have our last Advanced Obedience Class on Saturday. Going to try to pass the Canine Good Citizen test🥇
📚Just picked up Ninth House from the library🤓

@MoonWitch94

MoonWitch94 Congratulations on moving! Thanks for playing ☺️ 1mo
37 likes1 comment
review
ocdIrene
The Churn | James S. A. Corey
post image
Pickpick

After reading Nemesis Games, I discovered that this novella focuses on Amos' background. Well worth the read for fans of The Expanse. Definitely puts certain relationships and events in Nemesis Games into more context.

blurb
ocdIrene
Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
post image

Just edited and rearranged my grocery list so I can easily work in a library stop for this bad boy! That‘s normal, right? 🤣🤣🤣

Jas16 Totally normal 1mo
Topcats69 Normal and smart 1mo
Laughterhp Totally normal! I do that too! 1mo
See All 6 Comments
ocdIrene @Jas16 @Topcats69 @Laughterhp Thank you all!👊🏼 1mo
rather_be_reading 😂😂 1mo
Karisa Worth it! 1mo
53 likes6 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

I really like the monthly TBR page in this planner. I tend to be an emotional reader, so making a conservative list of books I want to finish may keep me focused. At the very least, it will be easy to flip back through the months to see books I skipped and refocus on them, potentially, maybe.🤞🏼

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love making monthly lists, even though I rarely stick to them. 🤷‍♀️. Looks like a great planner to me, I wish I‘d found one like that. 1mo
ocdIrene @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks! Not sure how much I‘ll stick to the lists either🤣 Found this on Etsy because a booktuber had a video about the planner that YouTube suggested to me because I had been searching for ways to use washi tape. I find this serendipitous suggestion hilarious, but also useful.🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @ocdIrene Sometimes those dark holes in the Internet lead you somewhere great! 1mo
47 likes3 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

Got my Bookworm Life Planner a few days ago. I‘ve been adding various lists, but I‘m not sure what to use the two-page monthly calendar for. I don‘t want to track daily reading. Seems tedious to me. Thinking I could use it for reminders about readathons and other bookish events. Any suggestions?

Eggs Wonderful !!! 1mo
JaneyWaneyB Brilliant reading goals! I think you solved it with adding your readathon and bookish dates, you could also add Littens birthdays so you remember to pop a card in the post 💌 1mo
43 likes2 comments
review
ocdIrene
Girl, Stolen | April Henry
post image
Pickpick

Pick for MS/YA reluctant readers. Over-the-top plot with blind rich girl inadvertently kidnapped by teen car thief. Sounds ridiculous, but cliffhangers are so much fun for some younger readers. Good examples of think alouds as MC tries to get away plus she slips in some good messages about reading. Kids who wonder about what it might be like to be blind might also like some of the conversations MC has with kidnapper. Ends with a cliffhanger too.

blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

1. 🤓how memorable was that reading experience? What did I take away from the book? How much did it impact me, or make me think?
2. No, but there have been times when I‘m writing a GR review, especially for books 3⭐️ and ⬇️, and I‘ll realize how much more I disliked a book because of all the problems or irritations I point out. I think I tend to give higher ratings for meh books until I write out my review. Then I see the 💩 😂

@TheSpineView

TheSpineView I agree that writing the review makes you think about what worked and what didn't. Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 😊 1mo
31 likes1 comment
blurb
ocdIrene
Girl, Stolen | April Henry
post image

The quote is from April Henry‘s website home page which is FULL of photos of her visiting schools.

Love her style, not for me, but for middle grade & YA kids who have never liked a book. I handed her books out to so many reluctant readers who ate up her characters & crazy implausible plots.🤩

Daisey I feel much the same. Her style is not really for me, but they recommend well to my students. 1mo
ocdIrene @Daisey Yes! Have you seen some of her book trailers? I played the one for Girl, Stolen my last year in the MS library and I had a hold list like you wouldn‘t believe. Bought more copies of her books to hand out👏🏼 1mo
40 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

Lessons learned from pet food recall of 2007-2008. As a member of Gen X who spent quite a bit of time in college loading and scanning microfiche, I appreciated how Nestle tracked down animal studies from 1945, the 1960s, and 1970s by visiting libraries and making extensive use of interlibrary loans to get her hands on the original papers.

43 likes1 stack add
blurb
ocdIrene
Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
post image

Looking forward to finishing Pet Food Politics. It‘s a good read, but depressing & frustrating. For my next #LitsyAtoZ book, choosing a NF dog book to help me connect even more with our two goobers. Throwing in April Henry for some popcorn goodness.

#bookreport
#weeklyforecast

review
ocdIrene
Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5) | James S.A. Corey
post image
Pickpick

After 16 hours of #audiobook goodness, I‘m back loving #TheExpanse. Book #4 seriously discouraged me, but this installment has restored my faith. Surprisingly, I liked how the crew of the Rocinante split up allowing us to learn more about some back stories. Need to get on some of the novellas too for more character development. Loving this world again so much that I‘m planning on finishing this series in 2020, assuming book #9 releases this year.

blurb
ocdIrene
post image

Lizzie and I stopped at Bookmans checking for titles for my #LitsyAtoZ Challenge focused on nonfiction 🐕 books. Found Zen Dogs, which isn't about dogs, but I like the concept of dogs imparting wisdom of the Buddha. My Bookworm Life Planner got delivered today too! When the pups heard it was from an Etsy shop called 🥜Peanut Butter Taco🌮, they had to investigate further.🤣😂🤣

mabell What good helpers! 😂🐶❤️ 1mo
ocdIrene @mabell 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
beautifulcrevice i love bookmans! 1mo
ocdIrene @beautifulcrevice Me too! I love their selection and that they‘re dog-friendly. Having indoor places to train is so important in AZ. 1mo
37 likes4 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Untitled | Unknown
post image

1. 🕵🏻‍♀️The Nancy Drew series
2. The Iran Hostage Crisis - 🎗the yellow ribbons around trees🎗 - President Reagan may have been the President who brought them home, but for the next 8 years, he mostly scared the crap out of me.
3. Cold? 💧Bust out the humidifier!
@Ashenpack 👋🏼 Hope you‘re enjoying Litsy!

@4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

MoonWitch94 I loved Nancy Drew! 1mo
33 likes1 comment
blurb
ocdIrene
Bear's New Friend | Karma Wilson
post image

Join me and Lizzie in welcoming @Ashenpack to our wonderfully cozy corner of the Interwebs. Ashley loves dogs and reading about dogs. What more does anyone need? OK, maybe some fiction here and there🤣 #LitsyWelcomeWagon @LitsyWelcomeWagon

Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @Ashenpack 1mo
TK-421 Welcome @Ashenpack ! 1mo
Ashenpack Thank you so so much! 💕 1mo
See All 9 Comments
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy @Ashenpack 😺 1mo
Hollie Welcome @Ashenpack 🥰 1mo
jeannasser What a cutie ! 😊 1mo
ReadingDownUnder Welcome to Litsy @Ashenpack 🎉 1mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy @Ashenpack 🥳 1mo
53 likes9 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

Reading this account of the 2007 pet food recall is disturbing. Menu Foods was the pet food “co-packer“ for big companies, like P&G, but they're a Canadian company, so the CFO selling half his shares? No repercussions. And by December 2007, Menu Foods unit price was $0.75 CAD, down from $7.50 CAD a year earlier.

blurb
ocdIrene
Nemesis Games (Expanse, #5) | James S.A. Corey
post image

Started audiobook 5 of The Expanse two days ago. Liking it much more than #4 in series. Actually just started watching season 4 of show and I‘m optimistic that TV producers might improve upon the book...words I never really thought I‘d put out into the universe.

imyril Book Four drove me to despair - so frustrating! ...but Nemesis Games is my joint favourite of the series. Hopefully it keeps working for you :) 2mo
ocdIrene @imyril That's such great news! I stopped reading after 3 because I didn't want to listen to a different narrator. When they got Jefferson Mays to read book 4, I was so thrilled, but followed by despairing disappointment. Watching the show has made me remember how much I love the characters, so YES, so excited that 5 is your fave! 2mo
39 likes2 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
post image

1. Took 🐶🐶 on 5 mile hike at Catalina State Park.🌵 Getting to goals tonight with reading and planning editorial calendar for next several months🤞🏼

2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

3. @Rosina @Read66 @Smarkies

Read66 1. Saw Little Women with friends 2. Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia (edited) 2mo
26 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

My reading has been on the decline for the past 2-3 years, which also coincides with the time I've been off Litsy.
Hmm, maybe Litsy is the one social media platform I should use *more* often?

Starting off 2020 with ten overall goals in four categories, including two reading goals. Theoretically, posting on Listy will hold me accountable, but really? I just want to experience the fun community and probably overspend on books again:)

JoyfulChaos I've had the exact same thought process. It's time to get back to it. :) 2mo
Emilymdxn Good luck with your goals! Lovely to have you around in the community again! I‘m mainly here for the chats but the reading inspo is great too 😊 happy new year 🥳 2mo
ocdIrene @JoyfulChaos Exactly! And I'm using Litsy's desktop version for the first time...ummm wow! I love all the trending features to help make exploring easier.
2mo
See All 9 Comments
ocdIrene @Emilymdxn Thanks! I realized I was struggling with picking out some books last year because I was running out of books I discovered through Litsy. 2mo
JoyfulChaos @ocdIrene I will have to check that out. I've only used the app on my phone. 2mo
perfectsinner Hi! I just wanted to say I added you on Goodreads as well. Happy reading! 2mo
ocdIrene @perfectsinner Thanks! Just accepted the add so I can see your reviews on GR. Happy reading to you as well!
2mo
BethM Welcome back! I definitely read more, read different things, and feel overall better because of Litsy! 2mo
ocdIrene @BethM Thank you! I'm so excited to be engaging once again in a community that I genuinely missed. 2mo
55 likes9 comments
review
ocdIrene
Drive | Daniel Pink
post image
Panpan

After watching Pink‘s TED Talk years ago, I enthusiastically added Drive to my list of books to read. This book was such a disappointment. Watch the talk and read the first chapter. Then bail before his incessant jargon rehashing studies other researchers have conducted numbs your mind.

MyBookSwapClub Oh..I've just started now! Was it too much research? 1y
ocdIrene @MyBookSwapClub If I remember correctly, he did focus a lot on research, but it was his repeating it that was annoying. Rehash after rehash with little new research. I do wonder if I noticed more repetition because I listened to the audiobook. I‘ve noticed that when authors repeat certain words or phrases a lot, it annoys me more in audiobook format. I think my eyes just scan right over the repetitions if I‘m reading print. 1y
30 likes2 comments
review
ocdIrene
Head on | John Scalzi
post image
Panpan

This latest Scalzi novel did nothing for me. Even Wil Wheaton‘s entertaining narration could not save this reading experience. While the opening chapters pulled me back into Chris‘ world, I just could not get into this murder mystery. Maybe it was the sports angle or the corporate greed. Maybe it was the mix of characters. I did like the cat. For the last few chapters, I found myself not truly paying attention. Total meh.

blurb
ocdIrene
post image


As I was browsing themes for this years Blogging #AtoZChallenge, I saw someone featuring bookstores. Looking forward to reading more posts...

https://stephenyhoughtlin.com

review
ocdIrene
post image
Pickpick

When I heard that Dan Rather was publishing a series of essays on patriotism, I got a little giddy. OK, maybe a lot giddy! His unwavering faith in the power & spirit of individual Americans truly inspires. As an idealistic pessimist anything too sugary annoys me. His practical analysis strikes a subtle balance between criticism of aspects of our society, past and present, and celebration of American ideals. He gives the reader plenty to ponder.

41 likes1 stack add
review
ocdIrene
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
post image
Pickpick

Such a great listen! I loved the world building, all of the characters, and the vast majority of the plotting. A YA book that explores immortality without a single stinking vampire nearby! And integrates my fear of the Cloud into an AI consciousness that truly seems terrifying and oddly comforting as well. The ending leaves me wanting more. I will be reading the sequel, but not right away. Ive heard Thunderhead does end with a huge cliffhanger.

51 likes1 stack add
blurb
ocdIrene
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
post image

My March audible stats have definitely been boosted because of this 10 hour plus read. At first I was actually surprised at how low my February dip was and then I remembered that I got the flu😷🤧😴

Chelleo Very cool. Is this an app? 2y
ocdIrene @Chelleo Yes, the Me section of the Audible app. 2y
41 likes2 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

Parent-Teacher conferences mean I can hide in my library office processing newly purchased books. Shiny new reads will be ready for MS students Monday morning. Plus, the Scholastic Book Fair is here, so I added titles to my personal collection! #BookHaul #MountTBR

blurb
ocdIrene
Scythe | Neal Shusterman
post image

I‘m a few hours into this ten-hour plus audiobook. Some seriously screwed up world building that has me totally hooked! I had so many things this weekend that I needed to do that required me to concentrate, but every mindless moment was spent listening to this story. Can‘t wait to find more mindless moments!

49 likes1 stack add
review
ocdIrene
post image
Pickpick

Whee! What a fun thriller / mystery. Short choppy sentences. Cliffhanger endings at the end of chapters. Serious suspense that just doesn‘t stop. I loved this style of book when I was a kid reading under the covers with a flashlight past bedtime. The one downside was the awful narrator for the audiobook. Sounded Siri-esque. Otherwise, a solid popcorn read.

42 likes1 stack add
review
ocdIrene
Poppies of Iraq | Lewis Trondheim, Brigitte Findakly
post image
Pickpick

Interesting story about growing up in Iraq from 1959 to late 70s. You feel the author‘s heartbreak when she returns to Iraq in the 80s with much drastically change. Feel her frustration with stereotypes too. Specific pages are dedicated to traditions in Iraq. At the end, she shares fond memories of her childhood there as well. While she covers horrific events, the overall message focuses on one person mourning the country of her childhood.

40 likes1 stack add
blurb
ocdIrene
Poppies of Iraq | Lewis Trondheim, Brigitte Findakly
post image

Came home from walking Lizzie and found Bernie reminding me that I should finish this graphic novel featuring middle class family life in Iraq in the 1970s and 80s. #dogsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Baileeandme ❤️🐶 2y
LauraJ Good dog! 2y
44 likes3 comments
review
ocdIrene
post image
Pickpick

Loved this sequel to Sunny Side Up where Sunny & whole family are coping with Dale‘s absence. Almost no focus on her academics during first year of middle school. I assume Sunny is one of those average kids who makes good grades, but flies under teacher radar. Instead we see family dynamic rich with 1970s pop culture: Brady Bunch, flag twirling, Steve Austin, and Gilligan‘s Island. Sunny learns how to cope with situations you have no control over.

33 likes1 stack add
review
ocdIrene
Blood Red Road | Moira Young
post image
Mehso-so

Meh. The gritty world and fast pacing kept me reading. Girl cage fighting. Giant killer worms! A prison escape. All exciting plot devices. Unfortunately, I just didn‘t like most of the characters. Even though Saba was a kick butt female main character, her whining got on my nerves along with her country twang. Plus she was so incredibly mean to her little sister. I don‘t see me finishing this trilogy.

39 likes1 stack add
review
ocdIrene
No Title | None
post image
Mehso-so

Author Becca Ludlum. Thin guide. 100 pages. If you know anyone who would want to start a blog, but would be overwhelmed by the process, especially the numerous choices you have to make, then this guide breaks down the steps into actionable steps. If you‘ve blogged, even a little, there won‘t be much here that will help you. You‘ve probably encountered the issues here and researched answers.

review
ocdIrene
Artemis | Andy Weir
post image
Mehso-so

Rosario Dawson‘s performance had me liking Jaxx. Not an easy feat since Jaxx is basically Mark Watney except a female Saudi Arabian criminal porter who loves to narrate about welding. The pacing of the plot, even when convoluted, kept me listening. I finished this audiobook much faster than others I‘ve read, so that does say something about the fun factor here for me.

Teafiend Ha. Some other reviewers said the same. I‘ve just finished it but loved it. I haven‘t read The Martian (or seen the movie) so I don‘t think I was biased by the characters. 2y
51 likes1 comment
review
ocdIrene
post image
Pickpick

Beautifully illustrated children‘s book/biography. Would enhance any unit on artists, the Vietnam War, memorials & monuments, or perseverance. Loved the focus on her love for nature and her studies.

review
ocdIrene
Sunny Side Up | Jennifer L. Holm
post image
Pickpick

Perfect book to hand to anyone who says graphic novels are fluffy silly super hero stories with no substance. Ten-year-old Sunny spends a summer with grandpa in FL because her parents are trying to help her older brother with his substance abuse problem. In flashbacks we see Sunny keeping her brother‘s secret. Has Sunny learned to speak up? That some secrets should not be kept? Great book for upper elementary and middle school kiddos.

35 likes2 stack adds
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

HA HA! I found a glaring inaccuracy! The Death Star was a space STATION! 🤓

EchoLogical The emoji killed me 😂 2y
ocdIrene @EchoLogical What emoji? That‘s a proper nerd fact checker there sniffing out the Star Wars fake news!🤣 2y
EchoLogical 🤣🤣🤣 2y
See All 6 Comments
melbeautyandbooks I may need to read this. I have Hillary‘s book downloaded and I am not quite emotionally ready to read it. 2y
LauraJ Reading the Litsy commentary is so much better than reading the book for me. I‘d probably just get upset. What kind of moron messes up a Death Star fact like that 😡! 2y
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 2y
52 likes6 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

Huh. I‘ve heard friends refer to Hicks as Trump‘s mistress. I‘ve never tried to research that claim. Didn‘t know about a relationship between her and Lewandowski. Starting to feel the greasy orange coating at 5% in and I‘m thinking about the people who have worked at the White House for years. How do those folks get through their day?

Gayan I just highlighted that same section to show my husband when he gets home. 2y
ocdIrene @Gayan I keep highlighting, probably too much. My SO works nights, so he‘s sleeping right now. I‘m just going to let him peruse my highlights when he likes. And all the other Kindle popular highlights too. He‘ll probably buy the hard back to read. I‘m going to need some serious comfort food soon! 2y
Gayan I may need a drink. 2y
37 likes3 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

Got up early. Thought I could push through my to do list quickly, but trouble ensued. Finally sitting down with this book for a few hours! Let the horror commence!

Samplergal Horror for sure. 2y
Carolefort Don't get discouraged 2y
46 likes2 comments
blurb
ocdIrene
post image

When I heard that the publisher moved up the date for publication, I couldn‘t resist pre-ordering. I‘ll have three days to read this motherlode before school starts on Monday.

Librariana Uuuuu!! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! 😊💙💙💙💙📚 2y
TheBookStacker Interested to hear your thoughts 2y
RebL Ohhhhh. 2y
AmyG The ebook goes on sale at 9am. I am dying to read this, too. 2y
43 likes4 comments
review
ocdIrene
Warcross | Marie Lu
post image
Mehso-so

Setup includes obvious comparisons to The Hunger Games. The virtual reality gaming world is okay, but nothing as vivid as Ready Player One. Based on MEH feedback from teacher friends who have read her earlier books, and my reading experience with the unimaginative resolution here, I won‘t be reading another book by Lu.

RebL I‘ve read all the Lu books. They‘re fun, but the Elite series stands out. I like a villain as protagonist. 2y
31 likes1 comment