“What a Crazy Woman Thinks About While Walking Down the Street”
She tries to walk not too fast and not too slow. She doesn’t want to attract any attention. She pretends she doesn’t hear the whistles and catcalls and lewd comments. Sometimes she forgets and leaves her house in a skirt or a tank top because it’s a warm day and she wants to feel warm air on her bare skin. Before long, she remembers. She keeps her keys in her hand, three of them held between her fingers, like a dull claw. She makes eye contact only when necessary and if a man should catch her eye, she juts her chin forward, makes sure the line of her jaw is strong. When she leaves work or the bar late, she calls a car service and when the car pulls up to her building, she quickly scans the street to make sure it’s safe to walk the short distance from the curb to the door. She once told a boyfriend about these considerations and he said, “You are completely out of your mind.” She told a new friend at work and she said, “Honey, you’re not crazy. You’re a woman.”
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Genre: Contemporary Romance
📚What’s it all about?📚
Annika (rhymes with Monica) Rose is an English major at the University of Illinois. Anxious in social situations where she finds most people’s behavior confusing, she’d rather be surrounded by the order and discipline of books or the quiet solitude of playing chess.
Jonathan Hoffman joined the chess club and lost his first game―and his heart―to the shy and awkward, yet brilliant and beautiful Annika. He admires her ability to be true to herself, quirks and all, and accepts the challenges involved in pursuing a relationship with her. Jonathan and Annika bring out the best in each other, finding the confidence and courage within themselves to plan a future together. What follows is a tumultuous yet tender love affair that withstands everything except the unforeseen tragedy that forces them apart, shattering their connection and leaving them to navigate their lives alone.
Now, a decade later, fate reunites Annika and Jonathan in Chicago. She’s living the life she wanted as a librarian. He’s a Wall Street whiz, recovering from a divorce and seeking a fresh start. The attraction and strong feelings they once shared are instantly rekindled, but until they confront the fears and anxieties that drove them apart, their second chance will end before it truly begins.
So this is weird. Two books with VERY similar titles, both based on true stories… but by DIFFERENT authors. No relation. At all. Released one year apart by different publishers.
📚❓❓I’m constantly seeing books with similar titles and book covers. What are some that you’ve noticed? ❓❓📚
Regardless, I’m reading both.
My bookish corner is complete! Now on to the rest of the upstairs 🤦🏻♀️.
A friend of mine puts all of her TBR books on a little cart to keep them separate. So when I feel the urge to go to the book store, maybe I’ll go to my cart 😂. (We all know that’s a lie.)
Get yourself a cute cart in whatever color you love!
What’s It All About?
A secret love which has a whole town talking… and a small boy very worried.
Lydia Weekes is distraught at the break-up of her marriage. When her young son, Charlie, makes friends with the local doctor, Jean Markham, her life is turned upside down.
Charlie tells his secrets to no one but the bees, but even he can’t keep his mother’s friendship to himself. The locals don’t like things done differently. As Lydia and the doctor become closer, the rumours start to fly and threaten to shatter Charlie’s world.
NOW! Watch the movie trailer for Tell It To The Bees.
Almost every book published in different countries, will have different covers. What may appeal to Americans, may not be “in style” elsewhere. Even John Greens ‘Paper Towns‘ is not immune.
Normally I love UK covers more, but I have to say, the US knocked it out of the park with this one. And almost every follower of Candace Reads Books agreed.
My only complaint? I need more! They’re so gorgeous on my shelf with their vibrant colors and gorgeous design. AND, they are not unabridged. It’s the full story, yo.
AUTHORS DON’T ALWAYS CHOOSE THEIR TITLES.
OFTEN TIMES, A PUBLISHER WILL DISLIKE THE TITLE AN AUTHOR HAS GIVEN THE NOVEL, AND CHANGE IT.
TYPICALLY BECAUSE THE PUBLISHER BELIEVES IT WONT ‘MARKET WELL’.
I had never thought of this until I saw Jennifer Armentrout speaking about it (and got her permission to list the title names), the first four are her ‘almost titles’.