Thursday, May 6, 2021

Take Me Home Tonight by Morgan Matson
[Sticky Notes Edition + Giveaway]

If you're looking for the book's synopsis or want to read my original review, please click here. This isn't a comprehensive review of the book, just my thoughts as I was reading it (or at least the ones I jotted down).

In case you haven't guessed, I dog-ear my books while reading. I fold the top corner down when I want to mark my spot, and I fold the bottom corner up when I want to refer back to something on a specific page (usually a quote). I also make small marks on the pages (asterisks) to make it easier for me to find what it was that caught my attention, and will occasionally make small notes in the margins. However, there are times when sticky notes are needed to fully convey my thoughts on something I've read, which makes it easier for me to write reviews. I also like using sticky notes when reading library books (can't write in those), or when it's a book I plan on giving away after reading (people really don't like dog-eared pages).

Thus, the Sticky Note Edition was born! I will review a book like normal, then a few days later (when applicable), I will post about the same book using only the things I've scribbled onto sticky notes throughout the pages. They will be posted unaltered and in order, which I think will give people an interesting look at what goes on inside of my head while I'm reading. Normally, I just toss the sticky notes in the trash once I've written my review, but this seems like more fun (just don't judge my spelling and grammar too harshly, haha). I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did posting it!

WARNING: Possible spoilers if you haven't read the book! 

Font style? Love the FRIENDS headings. 

Why does Teri have a subplot? We also know nothing about her - no personality.

Why is this even here? The kids knew she was lying? Wtf? 

Stevie stepped on the train WITH Brad... Brad is w/ Kat next page

Look! Brad is NOT on the train with Stevie.

NVM! Random POV switch. Why isn't it every other? Why wait until 133?

Now she's being mugged??? Why?!

Law & Order?? There's no way this is believable!

Seriously? What the actual fuck is happening RN?

This is not even remotely realistic.

The CIA guy would not order them around w/ a gun.

There's. No. Way. This. Would. Happen.

Top Gun Spoilers!

Why is she so obsessed with this play??

*switched to bigger sticky notes

This is unbelievably random, Also, why would an adult man - especially a CIA agent - be talking to CHILDREN like this? They wouldn't!


How would he know this? She's said maybe three things to him!

How is Dustin "streets ahead" of Ryan? Why is she swooning? Why isn't she calling the police?? Parents?? This stopped being "avoidable" ages ago.

This is so unbelievable I CAN'T EVEN! "Rug rats?" A complete & total stranger just offering assistance?!?!

Please, for the love of God, Make. It. Stop. HARD EYE ROLL x 1 million Who fucking does this?? Ahhhhh!

No one, and I mean - NO - ONE! - does this. FFS!

No server would do this - serve alcohol w/out verifying ID. They could lose their job, be arrested, etc. Not. Believable. Beckett also would've known... Idiots. All. 

Is she serious? Has she been living in a bubble for 18 years? It's BAD - obviously. 

Uh sure. Let's just completely forget that Beckett was trying to say something about his parent's play but kept getting interrupted. 

Are you fucking kidding me? After all of that? He loses ALL of his feelings in a few months and she can just "see it in his eyes?"

Her behavior is unhealthy, and she keeps trying to rationalize things she shouldn't. 

I thought she'd used all of his cash for her ticket? Had $5 left? Definitely not enough for a cab fare...

Why would this famous person trust a child she'd just met? No. Effing. Way. And why does Amy's fiancΓ© seem so dumb?

Please make it stop.

It physically hurts to read at this point. 

Daryl is what? 9? Why is he talking like he has soooo much experience with fucking shadows?

FFS! "We're polite people???" AHHH!!!

Why? Way to inconvenience poor Leo. I'm surprised he didn't check with Stevie's dad first.

Sure you are, Teri. *Rolls eyes* Also, "dillweed?" Who is this guy. so scary. *Rolls eyes AGAIN."

They're minors! They would HAVE to tell everyone's parents. Also, kissing? Now, Teri? Yes, so brave of you.

I thought Leo had to be somewhere at 3? And he still has to drive them back home...

I don't even have words for how fucking ridiculous this is. Gods!

It is too much, Dustin Alberta. 

Yeah, so maybe involve adults? Previous students from the department?

They're just friends with Amy now?

Kat WAS petty though! Making a scene and forcing someone to acknowledge her. 

Giveaway Rules:

This giveaway officially starts on May 6th and ends on May 14th at 12 AM. The winner will be announced on May 12th on this post within the Rafflecopter form, and also notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or I will have Rafflecopter select another winner (read my full giveaway policy here).

International friends -- your giveaway will be a little different! Instead the book mentioned above, you can choose one book (up to $15) from The Book Depository! Just make sure they ship to you, which you can check right here. I know it's not the same thing, but I don't want to leave anyone out! If this happens, I will have Rafflecopter select a second winner for the physical copy shown. Good luck!


  1. Of course I don't really know what you're talking about, since I didn't read the book - but I got a rough idea, and it was fun anyway!

    "*switched to bigger sticky notes"
    You couldn't seem to contain your annoyance πŸ˜‚.

    Also, thank you for the INT givvy!

    1. Haha, I'm glad! I didn't know how well it would be received by people who hadn't read the book. I was worried it would just be a bunch of rambling nonsense that only makes sense to me (and maybe those who've read it). 🀣 Even the larger sticky notes were unable to contain my annoyance, but I do know a lot of people loved this one.

  2. I always use sticky notes when I know I'm going to review a book, especially nonfiction ones. I enjoyed this and think you should do it more often.

    1. Thanks! I don't use a lot of sticky notes when I'm really into a book (unless there's something I want to refer back to later). It's the 3-star reads for me that usually require a lot of notes. I want to be able to fully explain why the book didn't work for me and give examples. It's better than filling the pages, right? Someone else might want to read and keep the book later on.

  3. This is such a cool way to talk about a book!!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

    1. Thanks! I still want to review these books, which is why the Sticky Notes Edition came after, but I think this is a fun way to share my thoughts without too many details that would spoil the book. :)

  4. I did read this "sticky note edition" when it popped into my inbox. Although I don't usually comment, I have enjoyed the couple you've shared so far. I think you should carry on - I love peeking inside your head, Lindsi. x


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