I read The Better Liar and One of Us is Next (follow-up to One of Us is Lying). The Better Liar was good but I was a little confused by the ending so 3-3.5 stars. One of Us is Next didn’t strike me as good as the first book. I got annoyed by all the teen talk/antics. It seems like there’s an opening for another book but if there is, I plan to skip it.
I’m reading She Said right now. It’s dry and there’s overlap with Catch and Kill which was a more compelling read.
QOTW: Montana. Glacier National Park is at the top of my domestic travel list.
I read Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson and Fleishman Is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner. I’m currently working on Less by Andrew Sean Greer.
QOTW: I’ll say Utah. That was my last big trip, and the parts of it I saw (Bryce and Zion National Parks) were beautiful. I’ve been to all fifty (and would have to rank Alaska and Hawaii pretty highly) but Arizona would be up there, too. I’m not sure where we’re going next. I feel tremendous guilt about airplane trips anymore so probably will stick to car/train rides on the east coast for awhile.
-The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee: 4.5 stars. The following quote really summed up the book for me, “Somehow, Old Gin and I have managed to fit ourselves into a society, like newspapers, that rarely comes in colors other than black and white”. It was an interesting take on a time period many of us have read about but from the perspective of a Chinese girl. Highly recommend.
I’m currently reading Under the Table by Stephanie Evanovich. Light fluffy quick read. I should finish up today.
QOTW: I’ve been plenty of times but I can’t wait to take my kids to New York. I think they would really enjoy it.
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Read: Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir by Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman 4 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown (audio) 5 Someone to Honor 3 and Longing 4 both Mary Balogh The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made by Greg Sestero 4 Parenting: If It's Hard, You Are Doing it Right!: Raising Kids with Communication, Empathy and Accountability by Alice Riley 4
QOTW: My kids are begging to go to California and New York, although I've been to both. If we're talking somewhere new, I want to go to Tennessee for the Smoky Mountains and Dollywood.
Just finished Girls Burn Brighter. I can’t decide what to rate it. There was so much depraved and hard to stomach behavior throughout the story that it was hard to read. I can’t decide whether it was intensely good or too much.
I have also started a bunch of books. The one I’m farthest into is Consumed by JR Ward. I needed something to break up the book above. I am also starting some history non-fiction on audio.
QOTW: Tough one. I live in CO and visit family a lot in CA, both of which I love. I can’t pick just one of all the others I want to see or see more of!
I just finished Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London by Christopher Skaife, and I loved it. He's got a great narrative style, and I love ravens and crows. I had no idea they kept ravens there and that people actually LIVE at the Tower. I'm insanely jealous.
QOTW: I guess New York to spend quality time in the city so I could see shows. I've only been for very short trips.
I’m reading Exile, the second of the Keeper of Lost Cities middle-grade series. It’s a fun fantasy/suspense-ish series. My 11-year-old has read them all several times, so she’s enjoying my questions and theories.
Qotw: So many places I haven’t been sound amazing. Can I travel all the way around the U.S. coastline to see all those beaches, and then hit the Grand Canyon and Yosemite when I get out west?
Currently going to be wrapping up Akata Warrior this weekend, it's a fun series. I've set aside my handful of non-fiction because they are too heavy to read before bed.
QOTW: I've never really been much off the west coast (except for airports), so I'd like to go to New York City - take in a Broadway show or three, eat, go to Central Park, eat, go to some museums, eat, go to some off Broadway shows, eat. I'd want to get an Airbnb and spend a good chuck of time.