I am counting down the minutes until I go on Christmas vacation. MINUTES. And tonight I came home to a lovely Cannonball Book Exchange surprise. Two kinds of chocolates (one of which has already been sampled), Orbiter, and An Unkindness of Ghosts. All this, and a lovely card. I am so pleased and cannot wait to settle in and enjoy the generosity of ElCicco. Thank you!
I resolved to read something I had not read before for This Old Thing, and Goodreads gave me a list of recommended books that are over 100 years old. I picked The Scarlet Pimpernel, because it is famous and important and written by a woman. It turns out that I do not have the reading fortitude I had in university, and I just couldn’t get into it. Despite having promised myself to not do re-reads for CBR10 Bingo, I felt like reading something warm and […]
I am quite sure I found a review of this book on the CBR site, and it sounded like a lovely warm book to read in what has been a challenging few weeks. It’s a Newberry Award winning young adult book, filled with emotion and magic and love. The book began much like a traditional Brothers Grimm fairytale; a village needs to leave it’s youngest child in the forest on a certain day every year, an offering to an evil witch so that she leaves […]
I keep hearing things about N. K. Jemisin, but my reading list is so long. HOWEVER. Jemisin ticks so many boxes for CBR 10 Bingo – award winner, birthday, start of a series, etc that I made space. I was very surprised to find that my library had no Jemisin books in the collection, so requested a copy of The Fifth Season via interlibrary loan based on recommendations on the CBR FB page. Thank you, folks, for the excellent recommendation! This is the first book […]
I am not even sure I follow Chrissy Teigen on Twitter, but everything I have read indicates she is bright, witty and compassionate. Plus, I have heard a lot of positive buzz about all the food she makes, and I was in the mood for some new comfort food recipes. Cravings it was to be for this particular bingo square. So, thank you interlibrary loan for bringing me this delightful book! My spouse is allergic to poultry, so we don’t generally eat it at home. […]
I don’t know much about Craig Ferguson, but I know he is is something of a favourite with my people, and his novel was centre square in CBR10 Bingo , so here we are. This book is billed as “Bawdy, joyous, messy, hysterically funny, and guaranteed to offend regardless of religion, race, national origin, sexual orientation, or profession…” on Amazon.ca. Maybe I am just not in the mood for books that are guaranteed to offend. Maybe I am not inclined to find a book with […]