TELL ME TUESDAY is a floating feature, depending on your reading style, where you tell us what you read last, what you are reading now, what you will be reading next from your TBR pile, and why.
I am curious why people read what they read, so tell me!
IT'S TELL ME TWEDNESDAY THIS WEEK, HA HA!
DUOLOGY BOOK TWO
FRIENDS - FAMILY - ADOPTION
Published 2019 - Hoopla Borrow
Again, this book was published and promoted as Middle Grade, but the MC is now fourteen and in 9th grade, so it should be Young Adult. There are not quite obscenities in it, but there is coarse teenage language and similes, and sexual tension/thoughts, so it definitely is not MG in my opinion. There was an animal that was seriously ill and not given proper shelter, nor vet care, but was given a big memorial service when it died, and similarly an elderly man with dementia was left to his own devices until something bad happened and these things were expressed as normal by the author. The story continued to have the same mixed messages about how to interact, or basically not interact, with someone with an obvious physical difference; in this case no arms. Honestly, I don't think the author personally knows anyone with a major physical disability.
There are also a couple of adoptees on Goodreads who called the author out about adoption views on the first book.
Published 1988 - Hoopla Borrow
I think if you like/love Kurt Vonnegut's writing you will like/love Murakami. I was amazed by how he predicted all the greed driven internet trends, missing authentic self, and lack of drive to be your best self going on today.
Published 2016 - Hoopla Borrow
I am really confused by the number of people who found this story "funny" and "heartwarming" (Amazon has 'heartwarming' in their book description). This is a story about a woman with some type of severe personality disorder and her struggle to cover it up for the sake of her family. She is not autistic as I saw mentioned in many reviews. People with autism do not care about social norms. Also, her violent thoughts of harming others is not a characteristic of autism, and I hate that some readers were thinking that. This is why all the autism "acceptance", not awareness, SJWs are wrong. Part of "awareness" is learning about autism; you can't have true acceptance without knowing what autism is, and isn't. We need both.
DEMONS - WITCHES
Publishes May 30th 2023 - NetGalley ARC
This story has an interesting fresh take on demons and witches, and her settings are wonderfully described, but there are stellar parts separated by long slow moving, sometimes overly descriptive, parts. All characters and settings seem to have equal importance to the author when it comes to descriptions; which leaves some overly described and some lacking enough fleshing out. Does that make sense?
Published 2021 - Libby Borrow
This is my first Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month book. I timed my Libby hold perfectly!
APRIL READING WRAP-UP
MANGA - GRAPHIC NOVELS - COMICS
FAVORITE MARCH READ
YEAR TO DATE TOTALS
(I've given up on trying to keep it down to one a week, ha ha)
NATIVE AMERICAN/FIRST NATIONS AUTHORS 0/6
BACKLIST ARCS 2/6
FREEBIES/99¢ KINDLE BOOKS 0/12
MIDDLE GRADE - 8
YOUNG ADULT - 1
ADULT FICTION - 10
NONFICTION - 3
GRAPHIC NOVELS - 5
AUDIOBOOKS - 8
EBOOKS - 14
PHYSICAL COPIES - 0
BORROWED - 13
ARCS - 6
Costco is selling a 60,000 piece puzzle for $475.00.
It's 29' long and 8' tall! It comes boxed as six puzzles that link together, so you don't go totally insane trying to put it together. It looks like Costco sells the 1K piece puzzles separately if you can't spring for the entire puzzle in one go.
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