In honor of Memorial Day, I'm reading The Things They Carried.
Great sci-fi! I can totally understand why they would have been advanced stories for their time. The character artwork is a little cartoonist compared to the stories, but once I was pulled into the story it wasn't as distracting. I recommend this to anyone that loves high science fiction.
My pretties in their new home. 😄
Saw Leigh Bardugo tonight with my two favorite people - @JTRobertson, @bookdrunkard78. Bardugo was so amazing and insightful and entertaining!! I was so psyched to see her! Don't let the RBF fool you! (that's just my face okay!) Also meet the totally cool @readinginthedark! Today was a win!
1) St. Louis, MO
3) Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice is probably my favorite.
4) Not really. . . I had a few when I was little but I usually let them go. My niece had one she called Little Foot that I used to babysit! Does that count?
So one of my favorite characters died this morning, and I was totally ugly crying on my way to work. I had to sit and cry in the parking lot for a minute. I mean like hard ugly cry. The kind where you just feel drained the rest of the day and have the sniffles like you have a cocaine addiction. . . 😕
". . .This is the problem of history. We cannot know that which we were not there to see and hear and experience for ourselves. We must rely upon the words of others. Those who were there in the olden days, they told stories to the children so that the children would know, so that the children could tell stories to their children. And so on, and so on. But now we come upon the problem of conflicting stories. . . "
Absolute chills reading truth.
Second bookshelf is up! I repeat. Second bookshelf is up. Now I just have to decide which on my babies gets to come upstairs from the basement. 🤔
(5/5) Our final stop was Main Street Books. I found the first Sarah Scribbles book, some used books, the Independent Bookstore Day exclusive of Norse Mythology, an American Gods tee, and a poster for the hubby. They were also giving away their Advanced Reader Copies, so I picked up a few of those as well. I must say I FREAKING LOVE INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY!!!!
(4/5) On Independent Bookstore Day our fourth stop was Subterranean Books! I'd been meaning to pick up Sarah Andersen's books, and they had this one as a staff pick! My favorite thing about this book store is all the awesome staff reviews. I got some cute cards to hang in my office too. Plus another typewriter card for John.
(3/5) Our third stop was Left Bank Books. They always have a large selection of Independent Book Store Day merchandise! They had several records left. We heard people asking for them at both the other stores. I love the stencils!! I got the one last year too. And, the typewriter cards are for the hubby, of course.
(2/5) We always visit several of our favorite local bookstores on Independent Bookstore Day! This haul is from The Book House. The poster is by Jenny Lawson. It is larger than I anticipated! I love Libba Bray and her Diviners series! I own the audiobooks (January LaVoy does a fantastic narration!!), but I have The Diviners in hardback. I had to get Lair of Dreams to go with!
(1/5) Independent Bookstore Day is @bookdrunkard78 & my holiday! This is my haul from The Novel Neighbor minus the slipcase set of the March graphic novels which they ordered for me. The lithograph is for my husband. I was most excited about the special hardcover edition of Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell just for IBD . They had some of the Out Of Print tees on sale for 50% off! And, I love the enamel pins! This one says, "Oh God. Undo" Hahaha!
All ready for my flight home. I'm almost finished with Hidden Figures and can't take a five hour flight without reading material! I hate to leave beautiful SLC (I fell in love with the mountains!!), but I'm ready for Nerdy Girl Weekend with @bookdrunkard78 and Independent Booksellers Day!
Littens! I'm so excited to start this book! I love women kicking ass and doing math! Heck yeah!
Book the Fourth was formulaic, but that's the exact reason kids would love it. This one has less Count Olaf which was nice. A fun, quick read!
I enjoyed Brave New World much better than 1984. Though I found frightening similarities in both to the current climate, I was more concerned with Brave New World because I agreed with it more. That is scary and gave me pause!! Brave New World Revisited was interesting as well but was a bit pompous for me in parts. I do recommend reading both Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited (Listen to 1984).
So, I had to give up the ghost. I was almost immediately nodding off whenever I tried to read 1984. I mean, I was into the story but the language made me so drowsy! Does this happen to you? What do you do to fight it? I had to switch to the audiobook. I'm glad to say that I had a successful night #audiostitching!
Traveling for work on the train. I always love taking the train because the ambiance is just perfect for reading!
Wow! This book! I spent the night listening to Siege & Storm and knitting on the temperature blanket I'm making. I only have 40 minutes left, and my husband thinks I'm a insane to stop now. But, I've said it before, the only thing I love more than reading is sleeping and it's bedtime, baby.
Took a cross-stitching class at the library tonight for our nerdy girl date night. Believe it or not, that little canvas is going to grow up to be a rocket ship someday! Also, started our BFF book for March, and though I'm only a few pages in, I think I'm really going to like it!
The thing about sick days is the silver lining of reading. I finished The Storied Life of A. J. Fiery today and loved it so! I really related to Maya saying a whole paragraph and feeling like she'd been talking forever! I feel you, girl. Also, I feel like I need a cat called Puddleglum in my life.
Another night out with the BFF perusing the book stores. Bottom three were a total of $8. I ❤️❤️ the clearance section at HPB! Also, stopped by the craft store to get a mat and frame for my beautiful heffalump picture!!
Every year I pick a series with approximately 12 books. I read one book from the series each month as a sort of fun little literary palate cleanser. This year I'm reading A Series of Unfortunate Events! I started The Reptile Room today, so of course I have to listen to the Slytherian Common Room ambience on YouTube while reading! Hahaha!
Ahh! Had the best BBF Birthday Day Out with @bookdrunkard78! We hit four bookstores (swag seen above) and Mauhaus Cat Cafe! Plus, adorable Elephant 🐘 bookends birthday gift!