Lobsters and Lemons
Lemons are in this year so I simply couldn't resist these 2.
This past week we were away for a bit and we caught up with an old friend who will be moving to FL next month. We had a nice, visit over lunch and even happened to see an old neighbor that we hadn't seen in 11 years at the restaurant where we were dining.
Easter - We had a nice Easter dinner and birthday celebration last weekend. Our (2) sister granddaughters turned 5 and 7 in April -- hard to believe. The youngest granddaughter will also turn 5 this summer.
I've been busy reading and need to catch up on some reviews as well. I can be easily swayed by the book reviews of respected bloggers so even though I hadn't planned on reading Daisy Jones and the Six, but, thanks to Ti @ Book Chatter's review I'm now listening to it and enjoying it.
My book group met last week to discuss The Immortalist; Chloe Benjamin - this book was a DNF for me last year, but I decided to give it a shot once again when my group picked it. I was glad I tried it once again - 4/5 stars.
Basically, it's a story about 4 siblings who back in 1969 lived in NYC. They visited a psychic who told each of them ( ages 7 thru 14 at the time) the dates that they would die. The story then plays out by seeing how each child choose to live their adult lives once they learned this information.
Out of the (13) or so that showed up for the meeting, only me and one other member wanted to know how long they would live if that info was available.
My book group consists of mostly older women 65+ with one newbie who is in her 20's and is a real delight. Because this book starts out with some sexually explicit details regarding homosexual sex, I feared many of the women might not finish the book, but that was a very small part of the story. Mostly everyone finished the book and the entire story made for an excellent and lively discussion. Honestly, the sexual explicit part was really a small part of the book.
Have you read the book? Would you want to know in advance the day you were destined to die?
- The Beekeeper of Aleppo; Christie Lefteri (sent by Ballentine Books
- The Secretary; Renee Knight (sent by Amazon Vine/Harper)
- Things My Son Needs To Know About the World; Fredrik Backman (sent by Atria)
- A Good Enough Mother; Bev Thomas (sent by Pamela Dorman Books)
- Cape May; Chip Cheek (sent by Celadon Books)
Hope everyone is having a good day!
Cute clothes! I didn't realize lemons were in this year... guess it's time for me to go shopping! I've been waffling about Daisy Jones, too, but Ti was very convincing. Can't wait to hear what you think. The Immortalists is another book that was on and off my list so many times. I never did end up reading it. I do want to try Cape May though.ReplyDelete
Thank JoAnn. I'm glad I'm listening to Daisy Jones as it's an unusually format, but I'm liking it a lot on audio. Cape May seems to be getting mixed reviews but it seems pretty short so I'll definitely read it. Have a good week.Delete
Yeah I really liked the audiobook of Daisy Jones ... all the different readers were terrific. I'd like to read the Immortalists this year. I think I would like to know how long I would live ... so I'm with you on that.ReplyDelete
Great to read this; happy you enjoyed the audio.Delete
Somebody was having fun shopping!ReplyDelete
Oh yes, practically my only vice LOLDelete
I love the title The Beekeepr of Aleppo, I'm not sure why. The title alone would probably get me to read it. I like your purchases; Talbots and JJill tend to be two of my go-to stores as well.ReplyDelete
Me too, Helen, I loved that title when I saw it and, "Aleppo" is, of course, a new to me setting.Delete
Daisy Jones and the Six is getting so much love, I hope you are enjoying it.ReplyDelete
Have a great reading week
It's different for sure but good.Delete
I've been on a clothes buying binge the last month or so. I want to read Cape May.ReplyDelete
Oops, didn't mean Cape May, I meant Things My Son Needs To Know About the World.Delete
As you know, I loved The Immortalists. I am glad you made it through and had a good experience. It is a perfect reading group book.ReplyDelete
I've never enjoyed shopping for clothes, but I desperately need some new spring/summer outfits! I typically live in shorts, jeans and t-shirts, but every once in a while, I need something a little more "dressy."ReplyDelete
I'm tempted to read Daisy Jones now, too. I think I have it saved on my Audible wishlist. Might be time to give it a try.
Hope you're having a good week. I can't believe it's already May!
I wouldn't want to know, but catch me on the right day and I might change my mind.ReplyDelete
I am still thinking about Daisy Jones and it's made me pull up all the Fleetwood Mac songs on Spotify.ReplyDelete