I was so excited to pick up and read "The English Wife," partly because it was a previous Book of the Month Selection, and partly because it was all over #bookstagram. Also, I've been on a bit of a historical fiction kick, and I'm a rather large Anglophile so this was always going to be on my "to read" list. Plus, who wouldn't like a book that was described as a Downton Abbey murder mystery?
John Green's books are always fun to read, so when I found out that he had a new book out, I knew I needed to read it. (Yes, I know I'm behind the curve – I'm still catching up on my "to read" list.) I literally just grabbed "Turtles All the Way Down" from the library ebook collection before reading the blurb, so I had no idea what it was about – I just knew I needed t/o read it. So, I spent my trip back from suburbia last weekend finishing "Turtles All the Way Down," and it was a rather interesting read.
As Bright As Heaven Author: Susan Meissner First Published: February 6, 2018 Publisher: Berkley Books Rating: 4.5/5 I've always loved reading, but I feel like I never have time. I tend to only read when I'm on the train or the bus because once I'm home, I just want to sleep. Luckily, this past weekend was a … Continue reading Currently Reading: As Bright As Heaven
After reading two seriously emotional books, I really wanted to read a fun & easy YA book. "The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett" sounded like a fun & easy YA mystery read... but it really wasn't. I don't think I've ever disliked a protagonist this much before. I also think I've ever been so tempted to not finish a book before – and I always finish my books.
I feel like the past few years have been quite rough on the world. Honestly, I tell my friends that we'll probably have to reassure our grandchildren that the past few years actually did happen, and history was not sensationalized in any way – even though it often feels like it had been. However, when things get or feel rough, and I feel like I can't see any silver linings, I tend to reread "You Will Not Have My Hate," and then carry on. If Antoine Leiris can find the strength to soldier on and live life after November 13, 2015, then I can also carry on through life – no matter how crazy it may feel.