I finally finished, "The Rose Code" by Kate Quinn!!! It was so long (about 600 pages), and I had no idea when I started reading b/c I read the book on my Kindle. The story itself was just okay...definitely not worth slogging through 600 pages for. Oh well, it's behind me now.
This week, I started "Transcendent Kingdom" by Yaa Gyasi. I like it so far!
QOTW: I don't have any allergies, but my husband and oldest son do. This spring, we started giving our son Flonase for kids and that seems to help more than Benadryl or Claritin did. My husband just powers through (weirdo).
Post by estrellita on May 21, 2021 17:49:51 GMT -5
I'm currently reading Anna K Away and it's not bad so far. My book had a random page ripped in half though! So I stopped reading it last night after trying to decipher partial sentences 😂 BOTM is sending me a new copy! So deciding if I wait or what.
I'm also listening to Healthy as F*ck which is interesting. There are lots of good tips!
QOTW: The only thing I'm officially allergic to is dust mites. I mean, everyone is, but I get especially stuffy and sneezy. I suspect I picked up seasonal allergies, but luckily a daily Zyrtec seems to take care of it for the most part!
I read Firekeeper’s Daughter. I liked it but there was room for improvement in the storytelling. I’m about 25% into The Bad Muslim Discount. I’m really liking it so far!
QOTW: I’d say I have very slight seasonal allergies. I actually had a mild cold this week. I know it was a cold vs. allergies because I got it from my toddler and we had to take her to the pediatrician to verify it wasn’t Covid (virtually impossible since she only interacts with vaccinated adults).
I’m almost finished with Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead, which is excellent. It has been taking me a while but it’s really good.
Qotw: Seasonal allergies plus year round mold and dust issues. I take Zyrtec daily but right now I’m such a mess that I’ve been adding regular doses of chlorpheniramine. Tree pollen is crazy high right now.
I read His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie, which I did not love, as I found most of the characters frustrating and manipulative. I also read soccer phenom/activist Megan Rapinoe’s book One Life, which was pretty good. She’s got a lot to say about intersectionality and social justice, and I’m also getting excited for the Olympics (fingers crossed they can somehow happen safely this summer).
QOTW: I’m allergic to dust and I think that’s about it. I credit growing up in the boonies with a lot of animals, but who really knows.
I am about 1/2 way through Love and Other Consolation Prizes by Jamie Ford, and am loving it.
QOTW-yes, but i am at the tail end of my season here. My nose runs and my eyes burn intermittently for about 2 months straight in the spring. I hate the way allergy meds make me feel, so i just deal until i cant anymore, then I'll break down and take a Benadryl or a Claritin.
I’m reading The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah and enjoying it (although a story about the dust bowl isn’t exactly “enjoyable”) I’m also listening to A Promised Land by Barack Obama, this is the 2nd time I’ve checked it out and I am making more progress this time but still have a very long way to go.
QOTW: Mine are usually pretty mild and intermittent (between days, and on the more significant stuff, intermittently yearly). I take an allergy pill as needed.
Currently reading Anxious People and man, it’s pretty terrible. I don’t know how it got good reviews. Everyone is insufferable and I’m at 58%.
QOTW: No allergies for me, but DH gets seasonal allergies bad.
Omg, the hype this book got was insane to me. I hated all the characters. I liked the ending, but that was it. I didn't understand the love!
I ended up DNF. I hope that Jack and Nadia eventually came back together, but everyone else was just insufferable. Obviously that's how 90% of people are these days (see COVID), but I don't really care to read about them over and over again in a book.