I finished The World We Make by N.K. Jemisin, which I really enjoyed, and read Small Game by Blair Braverman — quick read but not mindless. Now reading Dead by Dawn by Paul Doiron; I’ve been skipping around in this series, but I like the Maine woods settings.
QOTW: In elementary I rode the school bus. In high school I usually got a ride from parents in the morning and friends on the way home.
Small Game by Blair Braverman (I liked it but I see on GoodReads I might be alone on that)
The Distant Echo by Val McDermid (very different than the show!)
Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli (good)
The Girls Who Disappeared by Claire Douglas (not her best)
I walked for elementary (except 5th grade when they lowered the distance to getting bus service to over a mile), was bussed outside my zone for middle school and then walked for high school (just under 2 miles on a very busy street!). Lots of walking in awful weather!
Post by estrellita on Nov 11, 2022 22:44:53 GMT -5
Just finished Take My Hand. I learned a lot from the book, but I admit I had quite a few punch in the gut moments. The story is about a young woman working in a women's clinic in the 70s. Roe v. Wade is mentioned, and it was clear this was written before this summer by some of the things she said. It was a little hard to read given recent happenings. So it was really interesting, but I'm not sure I loved it. I felt like the story was missing some pieces. I'd probably give it 3.5 stars.
QOTW: Bus until middle school. We lived really close to the middle/high school (they're connected) so I walked sometimes, but my mom dropped me off most of the time. Junior year, I started going to an alternative high school so I ended up driving myself because I went between the two schools during the day.
Post by dearprudence on Nov 12, 2022 18:56:34 GMT -5
Finished Once More Upon a Time and Honey and Spice, really enjoyed both.
Started reading The Rehearsals which is a time-loop theme taking place at a couple's rehearsal dinner.
Listening to A Thousand Steps into the Night which I think MUST be listened to. It sounds like if Studio Ghibli wrote books for grownups. It's about a young girl who is kissed by a demon, cursing her to turn into a demon unless she breaks the curse.
QOTW: When you were in school, how did you get there? School bus, walk, carpool, public transit? For elementary I walked, was driven to Jr. High and High School until I got my license.
Finished Jacqueline in Paris by Ann Mah. It was just ok.
QOTW: where I grew up is a little different but “all of the above” at different ages. No pubic school bus available to us so it was customary for parents to pay monthly for private transportation (in vans).
Post by litskispeciality on Nov 14, 2022 13:35:32 GMT -5
I don't know what's going on, but I'm in a big reading slump. Three day weekend and I barely read 60 pages all together. Still chipping away at Project Hail Mary, and The Perfect Marriage. I might pick up another book to try to get back in the swing.
QOTW: Add me to the boonies. I rode the bus most of school, and 6 - 12th grade had to be on the bus an hour before school just to get 10 minutes away. My dad would try to drive us in the morning if he could, and I had a friend senior year who would offer rides some times. Not a big fan of the bus.