I love my book club. I love these in-real-life people who read and think books can be great enough to warrant devoting a night a month to talking about them (and not talking about them because we do believe in a tangent). I love our early days when we were engaged in a (maybe one sided?) turf war with the poetry group who meets at the same place. I love reading books I may not have chosen for myself. We read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine this month (or just today if you're me 😬) and I found it to be more than fine. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
From one of my favorite books as a child! A lovely gift a few years ago from @Mahula that always deserves revisiting from time to time! It’s called The House of Four Seasons by Roger Duvoisin circa 1956! It’s all about a family finding a charming old house and deciding what colors to paint it! I absolutely adore it because it taught basic color theory and I am a huge color Kween! Enjoy!
#BooksOf2017#read number 72 is #TheScarecrowPrincess by #FedericoRossiEdrig which I got for #review from #Netgalley and I'm sad to say that I didn't really like it. I didn't like the art style. The dialogue confused me. Everything got really weird in it and I just didn't enjoy it. I'm thankful for the chance and opportunity to review it though. This one just wasn't for me.
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL ⭐⭐/5
What’s better than giving one copy of Liver Rescue to your local library? Giving TWO!! At our local library, there are 32 people waiting to read this amazing book. I can only imagine how many people across the country are waiting to have this book in their hands.
Christmas is the time for giving❤️
Why not spread the miracle of the @medicalmedium healing information? Donate a Liver Rescue book to your local library today.
Love this pic. Makes me think that Skelly is saying, ‘Hey, what’s going on up there?’ while Gus is like, ‘Doo dadooo, nothing to see here folks. Definitely not a pug driving a school bus.’ And then there’s little, unaware Avocado...’HI EVERYONE!’ 📚 .
✨Review by💁🏼♀️ :: Chronicles of the One: Year One, written by Nora Roberts.
The way Nora can introduce multiple characters within one book is incredible. In just the first two chapters, about 10 major characters are introduced, and the United States has come to an end as we know it today.
Throughout the book, the reader follows various groups of friends trying to survive. Magic is introduced, some good, some pure evil. There are three main groups the reader follows throughout, and in the end they come together.
There is much loss, heartache, death, and it can be a bit violent at times. However, there is love, hope, teamwork, and friendship found throughout the book. The story does surround by one main character, Lana & the reader can tell she will be in the second book as well.
▫️ I thought it was a good read, but I knew going in . . . This was a first book of a trilogy. Because it has SO MUCH information, I couldn’t connect with one main character, and I always enjoy being able to do that. I hope in Book Two (Year of Blood & Bone; which is on my🎄wishlist;🤞🏻🤞🏻😉) I will have a chance to connect with a character ➕they find a cure, of course !! Overall Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2
MFTIM is the fictional graphic diary of Karen Reyes, a young girl with Irish, Mexican, and Cherokee ancestry living in Uptown Chicago during the 60s with her mother and older brother. She loves monsters, drawing, horror magazines, and creepy shows. In addition to the oddball cast of characters, the artwork is captivating. The cross-hatch style and shading, the vivid color choice and bold pen strokes, all convey the emotions that Karen often needs to conceal from her community. Her voice juxtaposes the heavy issues haunting her environment derived from the oppressive systems of this country, content I found difficult to read as an adult. She is only ten years old.
The premise of MFTIM is Karen's mission to solve the murder of one of her neighbors after seeing her the morning of her death. This murder acts as the epicenter where other interconnected stories unravel; drawing links between people in Karen's neighborhood; revealing secrets via her investigation, adult observation, and eavesdropping. Though her voice is true to her age, her perceptions are heartbreakingly mature. There are several instances where the things Karen sees are things no child should see.
The narratives are extraordinary, made more so by Karen's penchant for monsters. She depicts herself as a werewolf-girl, finding comfort in the abnormal. In the historical context of this time, the uneasiness of navigating her urban neighborhood in the face of racism, sexism, poverty, and homophobia makes being a human girl a vulnerability Karen can't afford. The more heartwarming aspect of the book is her brother's affection for her, but he is a broken man who cannot always protect her from the bad monsters who are out to destroy girls, including himself. The abuse of women, ranging from enforcing feminine norms to sexual violence, is adeptly understood, literally drawn on the page. To survive, Karen must know truths hard to accept. Harder still is acknowledging her own truths and having to shield them from view, as others reject them.
Truly a gem, Emil manages to weave in amazing storylines that confront the monstrous sides of humanity. Excited for Volume 2 in the fall! ⚡️
Book #3 of #nonfictionnovember .
"There are family mysteries I cannot solve. There are family mysteries I am unwilling to solve."
This memoir is a quilt of repeating patterns and themes. 4 stars. #kisiwareads
December is the month of good food and Christmas dinners! We have a whole section dedicated to cooking so why not check out our range of recipe books to inspire some culinary delights over the festive season? #MRLadventcalendar2018