I read almost every genre & I enjoy venturing into unfamiliar territory. As a library volunteer, I'm constantly bringing home novels. Being a substitute teacher, I read lots of YA & children's books.
I'm listening to this audio in my car and I had to pause it, as what she said, hit me hard. As I thought about her comment, for it applies not only to Charlie’s sister whose boyfriend in the novel hits her but to many relationships. I’m really enjoying this novel.
“ We accept the love we think we deserve.”
What a crazy read. I absolutely adore A.S. King's novels and when I heard she had a new one coming out, I signed myself up to get it as soon as the library got their copy. I'm about halfway through the novel and the characters in this novel are the most interesting and unique individuals, I have read about in a long, long time!
I can't wait till the story comes together because that is going to be interesting to say the least. I just finished reading about Marla. Marla is a grandma and she's been married to Gottfried for 50 years. I really think that Marla has too many hangups for being close to 70 years-old. She wants everything to be so perfect yet it seems no one really cares besides her. She tries so darn hard at everything: the perfect house, the perfect present, the perfect hiding spot for Easter eggs and then she gets upset when no one notices or makes a big deal out of it. I just want to hug her and tell her to stop and chill. "Marla, what makes you happy? Don't try to impress others, what do you want?"
Oh, what a interesting novel, I just can't stop thinking about it. Then, someone has quite the operation going on at the Arby's drive-up window. You don't need to meet someone in a back alley anymore. It happens on Sunday, just say the right words through the Arby's speaker as you order your food, pay the money and pick up for sack of goodies. Back to reading...
Thank you for voting for my final novel for Snakes and Ladders. My final novel will be Watcher in the Woods by Kelley Armstrong.
Attached in my Snakes and Ladders board, if you care to take a look:
This week my library was celebrating Library Week. They also were celebrating the volunteers at the library too.
Normally, they just make some posts on Facebook about Library Week but this week, there were bookmarks, bumper stickers and blank note cards. You could write a note to our higher-ups, thanking them for their support (with their legislation) and they had a table set up with various writing media to use or/and you could just take some for personal use.
For Volunteer Week, we got a tableful of snacks and a coupon for a free book from Friends of the Library. There also was a large poster where we check-in at, that totaled all of our hours for 2018 in the different areas that we volunteer in, some pictures of individuals volunteering, and the individuals in the “100 Hour Club “ for 2018. I also got some nice personal thank you slips from some of the librarians. I like seeing how many hours we volunteers contribute for the year to the library. I am amazed what we contribute.
When I walked in this week, they were telling me that I was the winner which confused me. There was some joking around and finally they showed me the large poster where I had the most hours of any volunteer last year. I volunteered 298 hours in 2018. I know I do a lot of different programs but I didn’t realize I did more than anyone else. I enjoy what I do, and I’m glad that they appreciate us.
I did it! Finally!! I will not admit how long it took me but I finally made my first survey, ever! I will tell you that I tried in 2 different softwares and found that SoGoSurvey software was the one that liked me the best. We were the perfect match for each other tonight.
Here is my Snakes & Ladders square 100 options for you:
And so you wonder....where is her board? Did she really play the game? I did but I am not the smartest with computer technology and these past few months have not been the best in my world so my friends, this is another issue. I put my board on Word (which was the fastest and easiest thing I could think of) and then realized that Word does not like to be copied and pasted on here. Now, I think I might just have to insert a link to my board. My board is not exciting as my wizard slowly made his way around the board with my usual one roll of the die BUT I did play and that I am excited and thrilled to be a part of!
Please make your way to the link above and mark your choice on which of the four books I should read. I will be looking at my votes next Monday night. Thank you all!