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

sblbooks

Joined December 2018

Historical Fiction, Non-fiction, Psychological Thrillers, Suspense & Classics are my favorite reads.
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
sblbooks In hindsight, it would have been better for Shan if he had stayed in Ireland. He would have met his father only 6 months later. I wonder if Nick would have felt like he needed to turn to crime in order to prove himself to his father. I think he probably would because he was still competing with Tommy the brother that passed away. now
1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
SamanthaMarie I think that maybe it would be easier to extend a sincere and thorough apology. ;) But I think people try to atone for their missteps and I definitely think everyone does that. I still wish things weren't so sad at the end for the Capellos. But sometimes it be like that (this is from a pop song and my husband and I say it a lot. 😅) now
1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
SamanthaMarie I think Shan was always timid and reserved. He didn't fully give of himself or relax unless maybe while performing. He was always on guard waiting for the other shoe to drop. However, he allowed his tragedies to make him compassionate and empathetic which is brave. now
1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
megnews I did not know there were people who came in to watch shows ahead of time to approve of the decency of the acts. 7m
sblbooks @megnews this is a era I knew virtually nothing about, so the entire book was full of facts that were new to me. I was surprised when Shan had so much freedom on Alcatraz. 2m
SamanthaMarie @megnews @sblbooks Yes! I didn't know that about decency requirements either. I also thought the Alcatraz stuff was really interesting. Particularity I didn't realize that families lived on the island!!! now
1 like3 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
megnews I think he tried to be what each needed, perhaps to proof the worth of his position in the family. To Nick, he tried to support even if he didn‘t agree. To Mr Capello, he was the son he had wanted, someone to carry on the business. To Mrs Capello, he was the soft touch she didn‘t totally find in the other men in her life. 9m
1 like1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
megnews I didn‘t like Shan‘s uncle. Nick- I liked, then not so much, then did again. It wasn‘t that I didn‘t like Mr Capello at first. He was just distant. But he grew on me. 11m
SamanthaMarie I loved Mrs. Capello, what you see is what you get and sometimes that's really nice in a book. Lina, for similar reasons. They were both devoted to the family and Mrs. Capello was such a good mother figure. I didn't like Nick 😬 there's definite redemption at the end so that's good. I also really liked Josie. She was doing her best the whole time with what life dealt her. Apparently I liked the female characters most, ha! now
sblbooks @megnews same here, Uncle Will was really the only character I didn't like. Nick was fallible, but at least I understood him in the end. Shan was my favorite! now
See All 6 Comments
SamanthaMarie @sblbooks And yes! I was just about to say Shan was really an excellent character. He kind of had a moral compass from his parents and I feel like his actions always made sense. And that he saved the little girl ♡♡♡ now
sblbooks @SamanthaMarie Yes, mrs. Capella was a great mother figure. I would have liked to learn more about Josie and her past, definitely a great character. now
sblbooks @SamanthaMarie I agree. Shan was always trying to do the right thing. It sure seemed to backfire on him throughout the book. I felt so bad for him. now
1 like6 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
megnews I think it‘s the same answer for both questions. Survival. Adaptation allowed him the survive physically. At the same time, if you are always in survival mode, this can stunt your emotional growth. 13m
SamanthaMarie @megnews I definitely agree with that. It doesn't allow you the space to become your own self. We see that even through Shan's delayed dream of performing. He did what kept him safe with the Capellos. now
sblbooks @SamanthaMarie @megnews I agree he had to do what he could to survive from a very young age. Sadly, because he wasn't able to trust the people in his life he didn't always make the best decisions. Although it seemed what are the things that happened to him were beyond his control. now
1 like3 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
megnews While all the elements you listed played a role, I think redemption was the strongest theme. Shan was redeemed from his life with his uncle. Tommy was sort of redeemed to the family through Shan. Shan was redeemed through the prison break and Nick was redeemed from the life he was leading and through helping Shan. The greatest of all was the end- Shan finding his dad at the end. 15m
sblbooks @megnews I agree. That said I think each theme tie into the other. For example, if Nick did not forgive Shan then neither one of them what has found Redemption. 7m
SamanthaMarie For me, ever the optimist, I like to think that love is the strongest theme. I believe Shan's Uncle Will was motivated to hold information about Shan's dad because of love for his sister. I believe the Capello family offered Shan safe passage in the end because of their love for Tommy. Then they grew to love Shan. Nick loved Shan, Josie alluded to as much, and thus he did all he did at the end for Shan. But I do agree redemption is a result!! now
sblbooks @SamanthaMarie all good points. I never thought about Uncle Will being motivated by love, guess I'm not an optimist. I agree with you for all the other characters. now
1 like4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
post image
SamanthaMarie Woohoo!!! 27m
8 likes1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
Cranberry Thanksgiving | Wende Devlin
post image

I'm thankful for everyone I've met on Litsy. I hope everyone has a great day! Happy Thanksgiving! #grateful #thankful #blessed

megnews So grateful for you as well! Happy Thanksgiving. 🍁 2d
AmyG Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🍽🦃 2d
Kdgordon88 Happy Thanksgiving! 2d
37 likes3 comments
blurb
sblbooks
New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
post image

@ImperfectCJ have already read & loved three off of your list and look forward to reading five more. I have read the following:
Elijah of Buxton
Esperanza Rising
When You Reach Me

I think I'll start with a nonfiction in January, and work on more throughout the year. Prairie Lotus was already on my radar for #MiddleGradeMarch!

A huge thank you to @monalyisha for all your hard work!👏#NYWD22 #newyearwhodis

monalyisha You‘re welcome! A wonderfully varied TBR list you‘ve got here! 1w
42 likes1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
post image

#DecemberTBR page 2 of 2 It's going to be all Christmas Books all month long! In The Midst of Winter is the #OverBookedClub selection for December. The rest are books available at my library. I will read as many of these as I can.
#WinterGames2021
#Teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

Kdgordon88 What a great looking bunch of books to choose from. Yay #TeamGameSleighers! 2w
sblbooks @Kdgordon88 Thanks!🎄 2w
StayCurious Great book choices! 5d
45 likes3 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
post image

#DecemberTBR page 1 of 2 It's going to be all Christmas Books all month long! The books in this collage are priority.
#WinterGames2021
#Teamgamesleighers @StayCurious

blurb
sblbooks
Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
post image

#OverbookedClub while I'm at it, I might as well go all the way back to the beginning. In August 2019 @megnews asked if anyone would like to do a buddy read with her, and the rest is history.😄 @Saturndoo joined us to read Auschwitz Lullaby that month. #buddyread

megnews I‘m so glad you did this! We‘ve read some great books and enjoyed conversation. Looking forward to more in the coming year! 2w
sblbooks @megnews yes, here's to many more... 2w
CoffeeNBooks I've enjoyed so many of the #OverbookedClub books I've read with you all! 2w
See All 6 Comments
sblbooks @CoffeeNBooks. Thanks! I know you've been with us a long time. Do you remember what your first book was? 2w
Butterfinger I wish I could remember my first one. I can only remember the one I subbed. 1w
sblbooks @Butterfinger That was a good month, you're you're an excellent sub! 1w
32 likes6 comments
blurb
sblbooks
Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
post image

#OverbookedClub just for the fun of it I made another collage for the books we read in 2020. @megnews #buddyread

Kdgordon88 I appreciate the walk down memory lane. Lots of awesome books were read! 2w
sblbooks @Kdgordon88 you're welcome! There's more to come next year I'm sure. 2w
Roary47 I didn‘t get to read all of them with you, but Free Lunch still hits me in the feels when a random memory of it comes up. 2w
See All 6 Comments
sblbooks @Roary47 we're glad you joined us. Free lunch with one of our best discussions. 2w
Butterfinger There it was. I Was Anastasia was my first one with you. 1w
36 likes6 comments
blurb
sblbooks
Book Clubbed | Lorna Barrett
post image

#OverbookedClub 2021 is coming to an end soon. It's time to start thinking about what we should read next year. Instead of monthly voting we will hold quarterly votes & instead of voting in the comments we will create a Google document for each vote. One month prior to the start of each quarter we will have a blurb showing your options and link the document for you to vote. I will post options for Jan-March on December 1st. @megnews #buddyread

sblbooks I'm going to tag some that have read with us in the past, but feel free to share with anyone else. 2w
See All 22 Comments
Kdgordon88 Sounds good to me! 2w
megnews What a great reading year!! Looking forward to another! 2w
katy4peas Cool. Thanks!! 2w
sblbooks @megnews me too! I was thinking about doing a collage for what we read in 2020. I kind of like seeing it all together. 2w
Chrissyreadit Im excited! 2w
TheBookHippie I would have never found some of these reads. So grateful! 2w
shellleigh33 I have been blessed to be able to read some great books this year that I would have never found without this group. Can‘t wait for next year!! 2w
megnews @sblbooks you should. I like seeing it too. 2w
kspenmoll While I did not get to every book, I so enjoyed the ones I read! 2w
catebutler Sounds great to me! I‘ve really enjoyed reading the books this past year!! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag. I look forward to seeing next year‘s picks. 2w
Readswithcoffee Thanks, as always, for including me even though I‘m not always able to participate. 2w
sblbooks @Readswithcoffee of course, we're happy to have you any time you can participate. 2w
Crazeedi Great! Can't wait to see what we read 2w
coffeewithbooks I will like to join if possible (: 6d
sblbooks @coffeewithbooks I will tag you in the upcoming vote. We are reading In The Midst of Winter for December if you want to join sooner. Just click on #OverbookedClub for more information. 6d
coffeewithbooks @sblbooks awesome thank you . I will see if my library has it (: 6d
sblbooks @coffeewithbooks you're welcome. @megnews can you add her to the list for December? 6d
46 likes22 comments
review
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
From Ireland to America and back again. I really enjoyed the story about love, family, loyalty, and forgiveness. Friendly reminder that the discussion questions will be on Nov 27th at 4pm. #OverbookedClub

Crazeedi So glad you're part of the #TeamGameSleighers!! Whoohoo!💗 2w
sblbooks @Crazeedi it's going to be fun! I'm glad we're on the same team! 2w
34 likes1 stack add2 comments
review
sblbooks
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Incredible true story! Just imagine being wrongly convicted of murder and spending the next thirty years in solitary. The Injustice is poor man endured is unbelievable!
What an amazing testimony, despite all this he was able to forgive those that did him so wrong. It really makes you think what would you do in this situation? I definitely want to read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson now.
#NonFictionNovember

Hooked_on_books Just Mercy is so good! And this one is marvelous. This man has so much grace, it‘s extraordinary. 2w
44 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
Books for Good | Fletcher, NC (Bookstore)
post image

Thanks for the tag! @megnews
1 I just found out about this book store near me. Books for Good. Part of the proceeds go to a charity of your choice.
2 no list, but I normally know what genre are in the mood for.
Do you want to play? @BarbaraJean @CoffeeNBooks @ravenlee
#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 📕📚📕 2w
37 likes1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
My Favorite Things | Maira Kalman
post image

I'm going to start off 2022 with a fun swap! #BestOf2021Swap @candority Thanks for hosting! This swap a pair well with the #newyearwhodis challenge that I hope to participate in.

candority Yay! Thanks for sharing! 💕 3w
monalyisha Yesss. Killer combo! 💯 3w
40 likes2 comments
blurb
sblbooks
New Year, New You | Steve Pacer
post image

I'm hoping to join #NewYearwhodis2022 next year. Thanks for the tag @monalyisha it looks like so much fun.

megnews I saw it when you tagged me. Thanks! (edited) 3w
sblbooks @megnews you're welcome! 3w
34 likes2 comments
review
sblbooks
I Can Make This Promise | Christine Day
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
An eye-opening story about a twelve-year-old Suquamish/ duwamish girl who learns about friendship, family secrets and Native American identity. Biographical fiction at its best, this was based on the author's family. #TIL Today I learned about the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. #MgbuddyRead @megnews

megnews I love when a fictional work teaches me something I didn‘t know about. I‘m learning a lot I never this month reading books written by Indigenous authors. 3w
39 likes1 stack add1 comment
review
sblbooks
post image
Pickpick

🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲
Reminiscent of Where the Crawdads Sing, except this time we're in the forest of Poland during World War II. I loved Yona, what an intriguing character. This won't be my last Kristen Harmel. All the stars!

blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
post image

The discussion for next month's pick is Saturday, November 27th. If I missed anyone, or if you want to join in let me know. #OverbookedClub @Crazeedi @catebutler @CoffeeNBooks @Chrissyreadit @kspenmoll @LazyOwl @rubyslippersreads @TheBookHippie @shellleigh33 @Kdgordon88 @megnews

Chrissyreadit Waiting for it to arrive ❤️ 1mo
Crazeedi I have it borrowed! Going to read next!! 1mo
34 likes2 comments
blurb
sblbooks
post image

#NovemberTBR
#OverbookedClub -The Edge of Lost
#MGBuddyRead - I Can Make this Promise
#KindredSpirits - Chronicles of Avonlea & Further Chronicles of Avonlea
#NonfictionNovember - The Sun Does Shine
#cozyswap gift from last year - Murder Past Due
Historiathon 2.5 (booktube) The Last Green Valley, The Book of Lost Friends & The Forest of Vanishing Stars (added at the last minute because my library hold came in.)
#Thanksgiving - 4 picture books

megnews I‘m looking forward to hearing your review of the Sun does Shine. It‘s been in my tbr for awhile. Also looking forward to Book of Lost Friends review. I read it and look forward to seeing what you think 1mo
ravenlee Cranberry Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holiday books! It was out of print for so long, I was ecstatic when I saw it had been rereleased! 1mo
sblbooks @megnews They both have good reviews so I'm looking forward to it. Do you ever watch YouTube videos? I wanted to read The Sun Does Shine after listening to Krista's at Books and Jams review it. 1mo
sblbooks @ravenlee Oh, that's good to know. I might have to order the hardcover, instead of just ordering the ebook. 1mo
36 likes4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
Winter Games | Rachel Johnson
post image

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I'm looking forward to joining in the fun of #WinterGames2021 See @Clwojick or @StayCurious for the link to sign up.🌲❄⛄🎄

KristiAhlers I signed up yesterday! Looking forward to this! 1mo
sblbooks @KristiAhlers Yay! It's so much fun. 1mo
30 likes2 comments
blurb
sblbooks
Book Report Journal | Journals for All Staff
post image

@Cinfhen here is my #bookreport for last week, and #weeklyforecast for the upcoming week. A Monster Calls is my favorite so far. I'm enjoying the selection for #MgbuddyRead - Ophie's Ghost @megnews

Cinfhen Great week!! Like how you shared your reading!! Cool graphics ❤️ 2mo
31 likes1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
October, October | Katya Balen
post image

#OctoberTBR I hope to finish all these next month.
#OverbookedClub After Alice Fell
#MGBuddyRead Ophie's Ghost
#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead Emily's Quest

blurb
sblbooks
The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
post image
catebutler All of the choices were excellent, so excited to read this in November. 2mo
shellleigh33 Sounds good 2mo
Kdgordon88 Sounds great! 2mo
See All 11 Comments
CoffeeNBooks Sounds like a really interesting book! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 🙌👏 2mo
kspenmoll 😀 2mo
Crazeedi @megnews I'm going to look for this too and jump in!! 1mo
Crazeedi @megnews found and borrowed this book! I'm ready!! 1mo
sblbooks @Crazeedi 👏 I'm glad you were able to locate one. 1mo
Crazeedi @sblbooks yes! So sorry I didn't tag you too, but I'm ready! Whoohoo!! 1mo
sblbooks @Crazeedi you don't have to tag me, if it's my post that's why I saw it. I automatically get notified.😄 1mo
36 likes1 stack add11 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
katy4peas I loved it! Thank you! 2mo
megnews I‘m just really glad this one was picked because I really loved it. Was totally invested in their story. 2mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger @katy4peas @megnews I'm glad to hear everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. 2mo
Butterfinger Oh yes. It will be on my end of the year favorites list. 2mo
6 likes4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
sblbooks I'm hoping for a sequel. 2mo
katy4peas I liked the ending. At the same time, it left me hanging a bit! 2mo
megnews Yeah it did seem we saw a lot of them when Stella was small and then skipped a bunch. 2mo
4 likes3 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
sblbooks I always liked Jack from the beginning. It was obvious he had PTSD and just couldn't talk about the war. I'm glad they learned to communicate by the end of the novel. 2mo
katy4peas I didn‘t mind him. I‘m glad he was able to give Stella space and she was able to come back to him. 2mo
megnews He seemed distant at the beginning but I agree it was pretty obvious about PTSD and we know much more about it now than Stella or even Jack could have understood at that time. I was so glad when she responded so well when he panicked when they went out. I‘m glad their relationship was on the mend. 2mo
sblbooks @katy4peas @megnews I'm so glad there was a happy ending to this relationship! 2mo
4 likes4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Butterfinger No, but I am glad they had their night. 2mo
sblbooks Stella and Charlie should have gotten married. I wish she had have just come clean in the beginning. I felt like he would have understood, and they could have made it work, somehow. 2mo
katy4peas @sblbooks totally. 2mo
megnews @Butterfinger @sblbooks @katy4peas I agree with all the above. 2mo
4 likes4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Butterfinger When Stella finally realized how she pushed her husband was wrong. Their reunion. I'm a romantic. I also liked when Stella met Charlie and finally understood her mother's level of love. 2mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger I love those too. It's hard to pick just one. I love this entire book. I like the parts with Stella and her kids, also when Hattie writes Stella the note at the end of the book. 2mo
katy4peas I thought Stella was kind whiney, but she did grow on me. I loved Charlie and I adored Althea. I wish she would have confided in him. He would have understood and would have kept her secret. I loved when Stella‘s kids sang in the choir with the other kids. 2mo
megnews I loved seeing how much Althea loved Stella when she was young. I loved the whole book too but I think I especially liked Dr Morrison. Like @katy4peas I felt he would understand what Althea did. 2mo
4 likes4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Butterfinger I loved that she gave the principal ultimatums. I was disappointed when she walked out, but if she hadn't, the principal wouldn't have believed her about sending the letters to the government. She came back. I was glad that she came back. 2mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger Exactly! Stella got upset with Jack because he felt she was giving up too easily but he was right. I'm glad it all worked out in the end. 2mo
sblbooks If that had been me today; I probably would have sued somebody. 2mo
See All 7 Comments
katy4peas I felt like she gave in too easily as well, but I guess it took a bit of finding herself and learning about herself and her story in order for her to become stronger and go back with more force behind her. And, yes, the principal wouldn‘t have believed her if she hadn‘t of left the first time. @Butterfinger 2mo
katy4peas That part made me so mad and sad tho! I was heartbroken for those kids! I loved the choir scene at the end! 😊 2mo
megnews @Butterfinger @sblbooks @katy4peas sometimes standing up is saying you aren‘t going to be a part of something you disagree with. I did feel bad for the children but I think she felt she couldn‘t really teach them without the supplies and time she needed and they deserved and had a right to. 2mo
sblbooks @katy4peas that was a great scene. 2mo
5 likes7 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Butterfinger I can't talk about this without sharing my experience with the Greatest Showman. I WAS NOT GOING TO watch it. My children were not going to watch it because he treated those people like slaves. My mother-in-law went behind my back and my girls started singing the music. I finally watched it and loved it. Why? Because they found a family and acceptance. When I listened to that part, it reminded me. The people may have found a place where they found belonging and a way to have independence. 2mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger thanks for sharing. When we look at this scenario by today's standards it's quite shocking. You think well it's obvious that's not right. I have a moderate disability, I can't imagine having to do something like that to earn a living. I'm so thankful to have options today that people didn't used to have. I remember several years ago watching a documentary about conjoined twins that were part of a circus...🔽 2mo
sblbooks It was a family to them and they were proud to be able to earn a living. As adults, they were told that they can no longer be part of his Sideshow, they became very angry because they had to go on disability and could not work. They talked about how depressed they became and the fact that they felt useless. 2mo
See All 18 Comments
katy4peas It‘s such a weird thing, because many people feel like it is wrong and should be stopped because these people are being treated the wrong way and are being used as entertainment. Yet they don‘t bother to ask the actual people involved how they feel and what they want. Many of them find a place to belong and people who care about them and a way to make a living. They like what they do and don‘t want to stop. Is it our choice to make them stop? 2mo
megnews @Butterfinger @sblbooks @katy4peas I think it depends if the people chose to be involved themselves. If they did, it‘s ok. If their parents left them there as children and they had no so, no. I think humans have a natural curiosity to see things that are different/rare. I think you can have that curiosity without looking down on people. 2mo
katy4peas @megnews what if a person joins because they feel it is their only option? They don‘t really want to or like it, but feel that is the only way they can survive? 2mo
megnews @katy4peas I feel that is ok too. I think it‘s sad but they aren‘t being forced against their will. 2mo
katy4peas I also find it interesting about the natural curiosity that you pointed out. I think you are right, but I think that no matter what the person with the curiosity intends, the person‘s perceptions and feelings on the other end matter. I guess I am equating this to school when we learned that it doesn‘t matter if you meant something in a nice way, if the other person took it as something mean and saw you as bullying them, then that is what it was. 2mo
katy4peas @megnews hmm. I sometimes wonder if they truly choose it or if society forces them to in a way based on what is “acceptable” and how they can find work and make a living. Especially depending on where in the world they are and the time period. 🤔 interesting… @Butterfinger @sblbooks (edited) 2mo
sblbooks @katy4peas @megnews I used to get upset with nosy questions & staring when I was a kid. My mom always told me that people are just curious, and that I shouldn't let it bother me. I'm an introvert by nature, so it takes a long time for me to get to know people. I feel like I don't owe anyone an explanation. I should have the right to not answer questions. If someone takes the time to get to know me that I don't mind sharing. 2mo
megnews @katy4peas I hear what you‘re saying. When I grew up Guinness world records and Ripleys Believe it or Not were still big. I remember as a kid being curious about people who were exceptionally tall or double jointed and could do all sorts of things most people couldn‘t or even conjoined twins or the oldest person on earth. Thats what I was thinking of. I do agree the other person‘s feelings matter. 2mo
sblbooks @megnews @katy4peas @Butterfinger if you had this discussion with 10 different disabled people you get 10 different answers, so it's always important to take the time to get to know a person. I feel like back then people just didn't have options. We've come a long way, but we could do better. Too many people still say, "oh well, you don't need to work." Most disabled people I know want to work. 2mo
katy4peas @megnews those are still popular! I can see where those are very curiosity-invoking! I guess I was still thinking circus people. And even some of the Ripley‘s people were from time periods where they had hard lives because they looked so different. I guess there are so many different scenarios. 2mo
katy4peas @sblbooks there are so many different experiences and we still have a long way to go. Getting to know the person is definitely important. 2mo
Butterfinger I was thinking of those who were sold by their parents to carnivals and festivals. Truevine is about the albino boys who were billed as monkey men or the lost link. Excellent book and it discusses both sides of the issue - was it slavery and exploitation or was it family and a way to make a living. Barnum withheld pay, but they missed the life when they retired. @katy4peas @megnews @sblbooks 2mo
Butterfinger Great discussion. 2mo
katy4peas @Butterfinger wow! That book sounds amazing. I mean it is a sad issue, but the book sounds fascinating and very interesting. Thanks for the suggestion! 2mo
6 likes18 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Butterfinger The actual number that was saved. 6000. Wow!! And also that he was so clever that he showed off the babies at the park to use the profits for equipment and medicine. I can't think of him as a conman. He found a way and used it to benefit the children. Was it exploitation? Yes, but still I admire the cleverness. 2mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger definitely, he was a hero in my book. I found it sad that so many medical professionals were unwilling to allow him to help preemies. Yet they were not willing to try to help them either. Smh 2mo
katy4peas Unfortunately, he either had to exploit them in order to help them at all which made the doctors laugh at his treatment. Or when he brought his idea to the doctors, they laughed, so he had to find a way to help them and this was the only way that he could make work. He had to do something. 2mo
See All 6 Comments
sblbooks @katy4peas exactly right! Thank God he was willing to do something for the babies that would have died otherwise. 2mo
megnews I agree with @Butterfinger about the number saved. The date is also so surprising to me. With my mom as a nurse in neonatal I knew it wasn‘t until much later that actual NICUs came into existence. It‘s sad more drs didn‘t try this when it was possible to do. 2mo
kspenmoll 6000! That‘s incredible- he had to showboat to get his/babies financial needs met. An ingenious idea. 2mo
5 likes6 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image
Butterfinger Yes. She made the right decision. The baby would have died without her sacrifice. The doctors were so condescending - would not even consider new and better practices which makes me think professional development was not required back then to keep your license. I'm sure there were some nurses who did what she did. 2mo
sblbooks @Butterfinger I believe she made the right decision for Stella. Like you said the doctors would have just let her die. If Athena returned the baby, she still might have died from abuse. My heart goes out to Hattie, but I don't think she never would have stood up to her husband. 2mo
Butterfinger Hattie broke my heart. 2mo
See All 12 Comments
sblbooks @Butterfinger for sure💔 2mo
katy4peas Overall, that was a very brave decision to make and I am so glad she made it. I think it was the right one, but also the hard one. I hope there were others who did the same thing, or dropped off babies at Coney Island. 2mo
sblbooks @katy4peas agreed. I don't think I could be that brave but I'm glad she was. Wouldn't it be interesting to know how many had to sneak babies into Coney Island? 2mo
megnews @Butterfinger @sblbooks @katy4peas this is a tough question because we have certain ethics in my job & I‘m a very black and white person when it comes to that. In the end, I agree with all of you about her taking the child there. I wish she had just blurted out to Hattie that Stella lived and that she‘d keep her if she wanted. I definitely wouldn‘t want her to grow up in that environment. I would love to know more about the babies that went ther 2mo
sblbooks @megnews true,she did break the law, so I see your point. If you wouldn't strictly by the book, I don't think it would have turned out well. Is that considered "playing God?" 2mo
megnews @sblbooks the thing is even today people have the right to choose how much medical care they want for themselves or their children. For instance, my mother worked in a level 3 NICU which did a lot but not extreme measures. There is a level 4 at Rainbow in Cleveland where people could choose to take their children if they wanted access to everything, which many of those children ended up with much poorer prognosis. So the parents had the right ⬇️ 2mo
megnews ⬆️to make that choice but it should be an educated choice which the doctors weren‘t willing to provide. In fact they were very against trying to save preemies. What a shame! 2mo
katy4peas To me it was the right choice because the doctors refused to provide more information and even give the baby a chance. Yes, it is the family‘s choice, but it should be an educated choice with both sides presented. @megnews @sblbooks (edited) 2mo
kspenmoll I think it was the right choice - although it dramatically changed her life, she gave a baby a chance to live- it is too bad that the medical profession can be closed minded, not educate patients so they can make informed decisions. 2mo
6 likes12 comments
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
post image
Chrissyreadit I wasn‘t able to get it from the library- so I‘m just going to order it from Amazon and come back to discussion another time. 2mo
sblbooks I'm sorry you weren't able to read it yet. I think it's definitely worth the money to buy your own copy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. @Chrissyreadit 2mo
Chrissyreadit @sblbooks oh good Im glad to hear that it is that good! Im looking forward to it 2mo
31 likes3 comments
blurb
sblbooks
post image
See All 15 Comments
megnews My vote is for 2mo
Chrissyreadit I vote for Edge of Lost 2mo
LazyOwl I've been a bit absent lately, but will try to get back on track with this one. I'm happy with whatever is chosen. 2mo
Butterfinger Flight of the Sparrow 2mo
rubyslippersreads What @LazyOwl said. 😊 2mo
katy4peas Forest of vanishing stars is my vote! 2mo
36 likes15 comments
review
sblbooks
Emily Climbs | L M Montgomery
post image
Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟
#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead I enjoyed certain aspects of this series. There are some characters/ storylines I just do not like. Does anyone else think that Teddy's mom and Dean should get together, I think they deserve each other. @BarbaraJean

BarbaraJean Teddy‘s mom + Dean—😂😂 They‘re certainly both possessive enough, and probably the same age, I think it‘s a match! Although I can see how Dean as Teddy‘s stepfather might pose a few problems…😬 2mo
sblbooks @BarbaraJean good point, poor Teddy! Teddy would have to marry Emily and move far far away.😂 2mo
28 likes2 comments
review
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
And neonatal unit at Coney Island... who knew? This was such a compelling story, I love to read about little-known history. Join us for discussion on the 25th #OverbookedClub @megnews @katy4peas @CoffeeNBooks @Roary47 @Chrissyreadit @catebutler @Butterfinger @TheBookHippie @Readswithcoffee @Birdsong28 @Kdgordon88 @kspenmoll @shellleigh33 @OutAndAbout

catebutler Reading this, this afternoon, it‘s absolutely fascinating so far! 2mo
megnews @catebutler I was reading it this morning. It sucked me in and before I knew it I‘d been reading for an hour. I love a story that does that. 2mo
sblbooks @catebutler @megnews I know... and to think she's a debut author. I can't see what else she writes about. 2mo
See All 8 Comments
catebutler @megnews I just stopped a little while ago to make lunch and couldn‘t wait to get back to it. I think I might have to follow your example and keep reading for at least an hour or two. ☺️ 2mo
catebutler @sblbooks Yes! I just made a note to keep an eye out for future books from her. 2mo
Chrissyreadit I‘m still waiting for it from library but looking forward to it 2mo
Kdgordon88 I'm about half way on audio. Hard to have to stop listening 2mo
katy4peas It‘s a great one. Definitely looking for others by her. 📚👍🏼 2mo
44 likes2 stack adds8 comments
review
sblbooks
post image
Pickpick

#neverforget 💔
Welles Crowther was a true American hero! He lost his life while trying to save others. I listened to the audio book and then watched the documentary. I highly recommend both of them.

blurb
sblbooks
An Unexpected Frost | David Johnson
post image

#SeriesSeptember #Christianfiction

🌟🌟🌟🌟 An Unexpected Frost
This series is so hard to read it's heartbreaking! Tucker is a really great character, I just love her!

🌟🌟🌟🌟 Vicious Cycle
Book 2 in the intervention series continues the story of drug-addicted youth. This is another book with great characters. Highly recommended for teens.

26 likes1 comment
blurb
sblbooks
The Light of Luna Park | Addison Armstrong
post image

#SeptemberTBR
#OverbookedClub - The Light Of Luna Park buddy read
#NeverForget. - The Red Bandana in honor of 9/11
#SeriesSeptember The rest are books that are part of a series, joining in with several booktubers doing this.
#KindredSpiritsBuddyRead - Emily Climbs
@megnews @BarbaraJean
What are your reading plans this month?

megnews I‘m planning to read this as well! 3mo
sblbooks @megnews oh good! 3mo
megnews @sblbooks going to try to get my tbr up tomorrow or the next day. Still gotta get my august wrap up posted 😊 3mo
35 likes3 comments
review
sblbooks
Leaving Coy's Hill | Katherine A Sherbrooke
post image
Pickpick

Lucy Stone grew up in an abolitionist household, from a young age she was aware of the Injustice around her. She goes on to lead the fight in universal suffrage and anti-slavery. A very informative read about someone I knew nothing about. Great pick @megnews #OverbookedClub

blurb
sblbooks
Untitled | Unknown
post image

#Thinkpositivebepositive
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for the tag @Roary47
If you want to play consider yourself tagged.

robinb Beautiful and so true. 💛 3mo
37 likes2 comments
review
sblbooks
A Separate Peace | John Knowles
post image
Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟
I had to read this in high school, it's been over 30 years. It was one of the few required books that I enjoyed, and I still do. Another review mentioned this gives off Dead Poets Society vibes. I agree.

Hooked_on_books I loved this one in high school. I thought it was much better than Catcher in the Rye, which the class also read around the same time. Maybe I should revisit it, too! 4mo
sblbooks @Hooked_on_books you should re-read it. I was not a fan of Catcher in the Rye either. 4mo
Butterfinger It was one of my favorite assigned reads too. 4mo
44 likes1 stack add4 comments
blurb
sblbooks
post image

@Chrissyreadit No ,You rock! What a nice surprise after a hard day's work! Thank you! Of course you can choose same theme next year. I have not had a chance to use my survival equipment yet, but it's nice to be prepared. I'll probably need it this winter. #litsymail

Chrissyreadit 😘 4mo
35 likes1 comment