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mcctrish
A Scatter of Light | Malinda Lo
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My day of adulting ended with a float to finish this. It‘s from the library and I have another book to return so I figured I‘d do one trip sooner than later. My FAVOURITE part of this book was all the art talk, the YA inability to talk to people about feelings/concerns is tiresome ( cuz I‘m so past it) this book is a lovely look at first love and its intensity . I loved the connection to ML‘s first book and the ending #sundaybuddyread

kspenmoll Love your review! 7h
WildAlaskaBibliophile Are you floating in a hot tub? 7h
mcctrish @WildAlaskaBibliophile technically yes, it‘s a swim spa so it‘s 13 ft long and I use it to swim and float in 7h
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LitsyEvents
Murder Road | Simone St. James
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UP NEXT FOR JULY 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

We‘ve been waiting!!!! 👀😅

Everyone welcome ❤️

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TheBookHippie
Murder Road | Simone St. James
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UP NEXT FOR JULY 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

We‘ve been waiting!!!! 👀😅

Everyone welcome ♥️

#SUNDAYBUDDYREAD

Librarybelle Hooray!!!! 2d
kspenmoll I have my book! 📕 2d
mcctrish I have my copy, special delivery from @dabbe ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
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TheBookHippie @mcctrish OH HOW WONDERFUL! 2d
mcctrish Litsy people are the best people 🥰 2d
dabbe @mcctrish 💚💙💚 I'll have to peek in and see what everyone thinks! 1d
mcctrish @dabbe please do 🙏🏻 1d
Read4life Got my copy today 💙 1d
CBee Accidentally restarted BOTM (oops lol) and got this one! Hoping to join y‘all for once 😂😂 17h
TheBookHippie @CBee yay!!!! 15h
TheBookHippie @dabbe we‘ve read all her books together I cannot wait!! 15h
dabbe @TheBookHippie I'll have to join in! 🤩😀🤗 14h
mollyrotondo Yayyy!!!! 7h
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👀 I cannot wait to see how this ENDS !!!

📽️ https://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol6/iss1/11/#:~:text=In%2....

I am enjoying this. It‘s a nice easy read.

However I think Steph is cheating and I absolutely LOATHE that. END what your in before you start something new. 😵‍💫

Happy Sunday I‘m so glad you‘re here!

Librarybelle Completely agree about Steph! I‘m looking forward to reading the rest now. I like this one! 2d
Deblovestoread 💯💯💯 2d
vlwelser I hate the cheating. I hope Aria helps Tasha. This is just a summer interval for all of them, right? So it will work out regardless. And I am also ready for the finish. 2d
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kspenmoll This has been an enjoyable read. 2d
Karisa Yes! I want to like Steph, but it‘s difficult with the cheating thing. Looking forward to see how it all ends. 2d
IndoorDame Really looking forward to reading the last section and seeing how this one ties up! That may be my #hyggegour plan tonight! 2d
mcctrish Thank you Christine for all that you do ❤️ this is an easy and engaging read. I‘m looking forward to seeing how it all finishes 2d
TheBookHippie @mcctrish ♥️♥️♥️ 2d
Read4life Loving this. It‘s definitely my #hyggehour read tonight. 1d
AmyG Thank you. I,too, am curious how this all ties up. 1d
peanutnine Such an engaging read, and I'm loving the discussions! Can't wait to finish - I really hope Lily makes more of an appearance eventually 1d
Sargar114 I agree @peanutnine I hope we see more of Lily! Enjoying this but agree with everyone on the Steph situation. 1d
mollyrotondo The cheating!!! 😡 but I still really like this author. I can‘t wait to find out how this gets tied up. I hope Malinda Lo writes another historical fiction story next time lol 6h
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Librarybelle Thanks for the links! 2d
Deblovestoread Pretty! 2d
vlwelser Gorgeous. This might make it onto my bucket list. 2d
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kspenmoll Beyond beautiful! Thanks for all your research Christine! 2d
Karisa Love this area! We take the sixth graders to camp at Golden Gate Park near Rodeo Beach (sand with a rainbow of colors). We hike up to the Point Reyes lighthouse. Just beautiful! 2d
mcctrish Living the dream @Karisa 2d
Read4life Thanks for the links! Beautiful! 1d
AmyG This part of the country is so beautiful and so special. 1d
mollyrotondo I want to explore California. So many different landscapes in one state lol 6h
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Steph
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Thoughts about their kissing sessions ??????

Librarybelle I can see why Steph feels beholden to Lisa, but she‘s also putting Aria in a tough spot. Aria just came out, she‘s kissing Steph, and yet Steph feels she has loyalty to Lisa. I feel for Aria! 2d
vlwelser Steph needs to get away from Lisa and this is a huge symptom or sign that it's time to go. 2d
Deblovestoread I don‘t like this! I want Aria to have good, positive experiences and kissing someone who‘s in a committed relationship doesn‘t seem like a good path to that. 2d
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kspenmoll I agree with everyone. Aria needs to have experiences that are not furtive or guilt ridden- not good for her. 2d
Karisa @Deblovestoread Yes! Aria is just figuring things out. This doesn‘t feel like a good way to go. Even a summer fling would be better. Someone that‘s not already involved in a messy relationship 2d
IndoorDame I wouldn‘t mind this for Aria if Steph either had the realization that she needed to leave, or presented it more like a casual summer fling and toned down the mixed messages. But as is, it‘s getting a bit weird for both girls. (edited) 2d
mcctrish I hate this. Aria has enough on her plate. Steph needs to act her age and talk to Lisa and Aria and maybe a third person who is not involved to figure her shit out ( easier said than done, I know) 2d
mcctrish But as Aria said, she‘s leaving for school so maybe that makes Steph safe for her in her newbie gay state 2d
Read4life No matter how unhealthy or unhappy Steph‘s relationship with Lisa, Steph owes it to Lisa & Aria to end it before starting anything (even a fling) with Aria. Dishonesty is a lousy foundation for a relationship or a friendship. 1d
AmyG Steph needs to decide what she wants. Both are confused-and are so young. I can only hope no one gets hurt too badly. 1d
peanutnine @Read4life 💯 - cheating is not good for any of the parties involved. And I agree with @Deblovestoread & @kspenmoll this is not a good first queer experience for Aria. She shouldn't have to look back on it with shame 1d
Sargar114 I agree with everyone, this make out buddy situation does not seem great for either party involved. I did laugh when the gear shift got between them. 1d
mollyrotondo I am just upset this is going this way. I wanted Steph and Aria to either have a cute summer love story or (since Steph is in a relationship) have Steph be a supportive new friend to Aria while Aria figures things out and starts her new journey to college with a fresh look at herself. But not the cheating and the confusion. That can only end in disaster. 6h
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Lunch with mom
WHEW

So should she let her pay???

Her talk with her Dad after…
Interesting both their thoughts ?

Communication issues all over the place 🫣🤣 kids and parents 👀

📸 https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201804/21/WS5ada1399a3105cdcf6519a0c.html

Librarybelle Mom is a bit much. I‘m torn about paying for MIT…I can see both sides, but my pessimistic personality makes me think it‘s too little too late. I‘m glad Aria and her dad had a good talk. 2d
Deblovestoread I thought it weird that mom‘s engaged, not yet married, and promising an expensive education based on future husband‘s 💵 2d
vlwelser I think it's too late but she should still take the money MIT is expensive. 2d
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kspenmoll Sad about her Mom/ their relationship- sad that mom suddenly wants a closeness she never could give before. I wonder if it‘s just a performance for her fiancée. let her pay for MIT … 2d
Karisa @vlwelser @kspenmoll I‘m with you both. As a parent of a university student and with a spouse who still has Master‘s degree loans to pay—Heck yeah! Let her mom pay if she‘s offering and can. Her mom is a lot. That was a sad scene. Both her parents seem so self-absorbed 2d
IndoorDame I‘m torn about MIT. Her dad encouraging her to do it makes me think he needs the money and/or is trying to get Aria to think about how private university debt hampers kids starting out these days. But… aloof parents like that rarely offer money without strings. And with emotions running so high and tense already, being tied to her Mom for something so huge is also a debt she may not want to start life with. 2d
mcctrish Take. The. Money. I think the mom needs to open up about the challenges of being an artist. I‘m glad the dad finally spoke about being fine with letting the relationship go. Aria needs to understand that all relationships aren‘t forever ones and that it‘s okay to end them when they don‘t work. Mom and dad need to both talk to her about why they got together and why they split. Kids don‘t understand but now Aria is old enough to have the talk 2d
AmyG I can only hope that maybe the Mom reaching out monetarily and “momwise” is a step in healing their relationship. 1d
peanutnine I mean, take the money. MIT is expensive. But it bothers me that her mom thinks money will fix their relationship. I think Aria would prefer for her mom to take more of an interest in her 1d
Sargar114 The practical adult in me says take the money and let her pay for MIT. I do understand her not wanting to feel beholden to her; but she‘s he mom and she wants to do it. Seems like the least she could do if she‘s not there for her emotionally. 1d
mollyrotondo My teenage self would also not have taken the money but my adult self says take the money! It will help you! I was surprised my her mom opening up to Aria. I feel like once she leaves Aria will be in the back of her mind again but in this moment I did see her mom a little differently. But she‘s very self absorbed. And yes @TheBookHippie parents and kids should talk to each other because a lot of misunderstandings going on between Aria and her dad 6h
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Librarybelle I‘m a vegetarian but like to read about food of all kinds. I also get way too hungry! 😂 2d
vlwelser Dim sum is amazing. I think a trip to Chinatown is required. 2d
kspenmoll @vlwelser A trip to Chinatown- I have only had Dim Sum in Boston‘s Chinatown 2d
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vlwelser @kspenmoll same. But I work in Back Bay, so it's very accessible. 2d
Karisa We have a dim sum restaurant nearby that earned a Michelin Guide honor. So good! @Librarybelle I‘m a vegetarian too😊 The place by us and some in San Francisco I‘ve been to have a few vegetarian treats that are yummy! 2d
Librarybelle That‘s awesome, @Karisa ! 😁 2d
TheBookHippie @Karisa I‘ve eaten at a few in SF! One in NYC, but Chicago‘s Chinatown is my fav! I‘m a bit spoiled my friend from Taiwan cooks for me 🙃 it‘s so yummy. 2d
TheBookHippie @vlwelser YES!!! Field Trip. 2d
IndoorDame I‘ve only had proper Dim Sum once, but the experience was as cool as the food! Nothing like the rest of the time I‘ve hung out or eaten in Chinatown in any city. 2d
mcctrish I was drooling while I read this. Best Dim Sum we ever had was in SF at a restaurant I think called something Pink Door or it had a pink door 2d
mcctrish @Karisa ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
Read4life I need a dim sum field trip. 🤓 2d
mollyrotondo Food in a novel just makes me 🤤 can‘t say I‘ve been to a dim sum restaurant around here but my friend Andrew knows all the best food spots so I‘ll ask him if he knows one lol 6h
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Tasha comes to visit ..
Well
I did not see that coming
Interesting plot twist
I like her

Why do you think Aria didn‘t say anything ?

Librarybelle I kind of suspected there was more to Tasha and Haley‘s friendship than just a platonic friendship. I was wondering why Aria did not say anything as well…she could fully connect with Tasha and how Tasha is feeling, but I can also understand why Aria wanted to give Tasha the space to talk and provide complete support to Tasha. 2d
Deblovestoread I didn‘t see it coming either but it seemed weird that Aria wouldn‘t have picked up a vibe when they were together in high school. 2d
vlwelser This also surprised me. I feel bad for this girl that is made to feel like a shameful secret. 2d
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Karisa Maybe I‘m just feeling cranky, but that plot twist was a bit too much. They were both lesbians (maybe Haley too) but didn‘t know it. Tasha opens up and Aria is quiet. I thought they were close friends? Maybe Aria just wants to keep this new self awareness to herself for now because she‘s still processing it all? She‘s also dating someone who has a serious girlfriend so isn‘t really on solid ground. She still hasn‘t told Joan either. 2d
kspenmoll I had no idea!!! Clueless me! Tasha & Haley- a total surprise to me! I am thinking too @Karisa that Aria is adjusting to this new identity- 2d
IndoorDame I didn‘t see it either. I can think of lots of reasons why Aria wouldn‘t have noticed their relationship, but this does sort of contradict the ideas I had about how she might arrive so clueless about queer culture. It‘s a very odd plot twist. Waiting to see if it pays off, or just drags everything in tasteless direction… 2d
TheBookHippie @IndoorDame in my old age teens would not have thought of it. Or discussed it. But now I would think unless you‘re just trapped in your own world oblivious or just didn‘t think of it. I‘m not sure. But as she didn‘t think of it until now maybe she was just oblivious??? If you see someone one way it‘s hard to correct years of that in your brain I think. I hope this clears up in the book though! 2d
mcctrish Young people are extremely self involved 🤣🤣🤣 I hope that Aria just wanted to let Tasha have her moment and then will take her to the Queer Music Festival and say “funny thing happened when I came out west” 2d
AmyG Again I agree with @Karisa. I don‘t- knowing what we know- feel this twist was necessary. 1d
peanutnine I had a feeling this reveal was coming. Honestly with Aria's character it makes sense that she was oblivious to their relationship. It seems like she was never exposed to queer culture and so it never even crossed her mind as a possibility (for herself or others) until she started hanging out with Steph and her friends. Once it was in her face, the puzzle pieces started falling into place. 1d
Sargar114 I agree it feels a bit outlandish of a twist. Then again maybe they‘re friends because they have a certain level of comfort that neither of them really knew about the other 🤷🏼‍♀️. I agree @Karisa @kspenmoll I think Aria didn‘t saying anything mostly because she doesn‘t quite know what to think of herself quite yet and is still figuring it out. 1d
mollyrotondo I knew this was the case with Tasha and Haley. There was just a vibe in some of Aria‘s memories. They were always together and they were pushing Aria to have a boyfriend that one summer but weren‘t pushing each other to go out with boys? That was a big clue for me. So not a twist for me. 6h
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