I finished The Lager Queen of Minnesota early in the week (liked it a lot) and then read When the Forest Meets the Stars mid-week. It was good, but not without fault. Now I'm reading Once Upon a River and I'm enjoying it so far. I loved The Thirteenth Tale which is by the same author.
QOTW: I've always loved The Carpenters Christmas album. Karen Carpenter had such an amazing, distinctive voice. Eta: A favorite song would be their rendition of "Sleigh Ride".
I finished A Better Man by Louise Penny, 4*. I'm half way through Education for Life: Preparing Children to Meet Today's Challenges by Swami Kriyananda and I just started The Satapur Moonstone(Perveen Mistry #2) by Sujata Massey.
I read You Should Talk To Someone About That. Really good but a bit long.
I got 50% through A Good Provider Is One That Leaves by Jason DeParle and quit. It was ok but long and dry. I also have After the Flood from the library but I’m not sure I want to read it. I’m in a bit of a reading mood where nothing sounds good.
Post by sassypants on Dec 20, 2019 21:28:45 GMT -5
I finished Gifts by Ursula K Le Guin. I moved on to the sequel to that, and I feel like something might finally be happening in that world but the first book felt like an over-long exposition. I also read Strange Planet by Nathan Pyle. I love his comics!
QOTW: I'm very particular about Christmas songs and how they're done. I love Carol of the Bells but only if it is done as a full orchestral rendition or with an amazing choir. I hate hate hate the electronica versions of Christmas songs but especially CotB. I know I'm in the minority there. All that being said, I hold a special place in my heart for the silliness of the Muppets doing that song. DING DONG!!
I finished two books this week and met my goal of 50 books for the year.
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi - This was well written but I didn't really enjoy it. I don't want to go into why for spoiler reasons but it was rough.
The Thousand Dollar Tan Line: A Veronica Mars Mystery - One of two(?) books that takes place between the movie and the infuriating Hulu show. I was so mad at the writer that I almost skipped this but it was very enjoyable. Definitely recommend to anyone who liked the series.
QOTW: I generally hate Christmas music. I can handle some classical versions but would never play it myself.
Post by rainbowchip on Dec 21, 2019 9:34:45 GMT -5
I finished Catch and Kill my Ronan Farrow on audio. His accents are not great. Lol. But the book was super interesting and also infuriating! There's also a Catch and Kill podcast that I'm listening to that goes into more details. I recommend it.
I'm almost done with Nine Perfect Strangers. I'll comment in the book club post when Im done.
I started reading two books and got halfway through before realizing that I didn’t want to finish them. Then I read about 20% of like 4 more books and didn’t like them.
My library branch is closing for three weeks and no one can tell me what will happen to the requests I have “in transit” there now. I suspended what I could but at least one is going make it there while they are closed and possibly 3 more from other counties/states.
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts by Kate Racculia (cute but the ending wasn’t great)
Kitchen Table Tarot: Pull Up a Chair, Shuffle the Cards, and Let's Talk Tarot by Melissa Cynova (learning a new skill lol)
Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story Mary Downing Hahn (one of her better ones)
Post by litskispeciality on Dec 23, 2019 12:51:04 GMT -5
I finished "Looking for Alaska" over the weekend...Maybe I'm reading John Green wrong but it was slow and kinda boring...even the end didn't wrap up all that nicely? Also still chipping away at "You"
QOTW: Not a Christmas music fan, if I had to pick something I'd pick something off the "Sing Along with Mitch Miller" Christmas album because we'd play that while decorating the tree when I was growing up.
Everyone have a great holiday! Hopefully you'll have some time to read!