Skip to main content

In Which I Finish Isla and the Happily Ever After . . .

. . . in the wee hours last night. And I am suddenly eighteen again and everything is crazy sweet and hopeful.

Comments

  1. I just bought this :-) So glad to hear it worked for you.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It did, Li. It did.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oooh, I've been looking forward to this one!

    ReplyDelete
  4. It is here! Rejoice!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Rejoicing right now! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Stephanie Perkins is very good at bringing out the teenager in her readers. I'm only 21% in but that is exactly how I feel about Isla and the Happily Ever After so far.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Veeeery good. And particularly with this one, I thought.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I really loved this--the more I think about it, the more I think it's maybe my favorite of her three. There's something both magical and real about Isla & Josh's story.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Exactly. I really need to do a reread of LOLA. I reread ANNA not long back and enjoyed it just as much as the first time. Now for LOLA so I can make an informed decision.

    But, yeah. Josh + Isla. Dang.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I just finished. What a wonderful, heady, romantic read. And it's impossible to put down!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Perfect description, JoLee. Heady and romantic. So so sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I loved The Fault in Our Stars. Should I read these possibly? I don't usually like romance but if it's different than I can handle it.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think these would be a great bet! They're not heavy romances, just sweet and swoony lovely ones. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Glad it worked out for you! I was so excited for this, but it didn't end up being my cup of tea...YA is the best, but these books (especially Isla) were a little bit TOO teenager-ish?

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Angie's 2018 Must Be Mine List

It's time for a clean slate and a brand new list of titles I can't wait to get my hands on. Behold, my most anticipated titles of 2018:




 And no covers on these yet, but I can hardly wait, all the same:
The Comfort Zoneby Sally Thorne
A Court of Frost and Starlightby Sarah J. Maas
Making Upby Lucy Parker
There Will Be Other Summersby Benjamin Alire Saenz
Off the Airby L.H. Cosway
Fall Boys & Dizzy in Paradiseby Jandy Nelson

Which ones are on your list?

Retro Friday Review: Goodbye Pink Pig by C.S. Adler

Retro Fridayis a weekly meme hosted here at Angieville and focuses on reviewing books from the past. This can be an old favorite, an under-the-radar book you think deserves more attention, something woefully out of print, etc. Everyone is welcome to join in at any time! I include roundups from participating bloggers in my weekly post. You'll forgive me for indulging in what is essentially pure nostalgia this week and reviewing a book I hadn't thought of in years, but which had a profound impact on me as a young girl. I was remembering the school I attended in fifth grade the other night and mentally wandering the halls and rooms. I remembered the wonderful library it had and the kind librarian there who listened to me talk about how much I loved Lloyd Alexander and Susan Cooper and, smiling, led me over to wonderful, new authors such as Madeleine L'Engle. It was in this library that I was perusing one day when I came across Good-bye Pink Pigby C.S. Adler. I know. Can you be…

Update | Real Life

I felt like it might be worth writing a very brief real life update here. If just because it's occupied so much of my mental space recently. And, of course, because whatever is currently occupying large swaths of your mental space plays a not insignificant role in your reading life and which book you reach for at the end of any given day. So.

I have worked at the same job since four months after this blog began. Until a week ago, that is, when I packed up my bags and left to start a brand new job. I am having a difficult time wrapping my head around that bare fact. First and foremost, I am incredibly grateful and pleased to have this new job. It was time. In fact, all throughout my job search, that exquisite quote from the wonderful Mo Willems ran on repeat through my head,
If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave. The position I had served its purpose very well. It was what I and my family needed for that period in our lives. But at this new point in my life, it had b…