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Yakada Yaka | Carl Muller
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As an Xmas-aholic, Dec was busy. But the crazy hours meant I could savour this☝🏽book. Muller‘s part 2 in his #Burgher #trilogy is hilarious! The stories from his community are warm, incredible, some uncomfortable, but mostly they make you chortle. So I was glad to eke out the merriment all the way to my new year‘s trip on a farm where I startled kids, adults and curious Turkeys by guffawing uncontrollably many a time. #SriLankan #RailwayMen #LOL

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When you read a book that can make you laugh out loud one moment and then have you crying the next,you know you‘ve just discovered a special novel. Olive, Again is the perfect compilation to Olive Kitteridge. Some stories were a little out-there but the overall collection was masterful. Elizabeth Strout has written an extraordinary character and a town full of memorable inhabitants #AllTheFeels

charl08 Yes! She's a genius. 3w
BarbaraBB Wow, great review and recommendation 💚 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Great review! Does it fulfill any #Booked 2020 prompts you think? 3w
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AmyG This is my ebook right now and I am loving it. @erzascarletbookgasm I am using it for my #Booked2020 #covercrush book. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm @AmyG thanks! The cover does look pretty! 👌 3w
Cinfhen It might work for #LoL @erzascarletbookgasm and I need to look and see if it works for anything else but truthfully it was SO GOOD that I don‘t care if it doesn‘t count towards any challenge. It was really fabulous @charl08 @BarbaraBB @AmyG 3w
Reviewsbylola Maybe I‘ll give this one a shot after all. 3w
Cinfhen Did you read Olive Kitteridge @Reviewsbylola because this was the perfect sequel 🙌🏻❣️I know I‘m going to be thinking of this book for a long time. It‘s like a Poisonwood Bible ( in terms of storytelling) or 3w
BarbaraBB A friend of mine (who I trust blindly when she recommends books) says this one is very good as well. So if you want to continue your Strout trip 😉😘 3w
Reviewsbylola I thought I had but I was thinking of 3w
Centique I‘m so glad to hear it lives up to the first one! 😍 2w
Cinfhen It really, really does @Centique 💕How‘s holiday going?? 2w
Cinfhen I‘m already looking to pick that one up @BarbaraBB and the brothers make an appearance in Olive Again, which is probably nice “closure” for Burgess Boys fans😁 2w
Cinfhen I would suggest picking up Olive Kitteridge first @Reviewsbylola and I loved that book too. It‘s funny, I read Lucy and didn‘t like it at all 😜maybe I need to revisit Lucy 2w
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#bookreport week 1 2020
Not a lot of reading done in this first week of the new decade. I did finish Lucy Parker's upcoming book. Funny, witty and wonderful romance. It did #makesmeLOL #booked2020 #booked2020spring
Knocked another ARC off my list.

Cinfhen Hooray for #LoL 😄 3w
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Butterface | Avery Flynn
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Oh my god this audiobook had me laughing, out loud, so much! Normally I'd be thrilled but I was at my desk for most of this audiobook and my office mate kept on asking if was crying everytime I tried to stifle a laugh. Loved the characters, but got a little fed up with Ford at times for not telling Gina the truth. All in all a hella fun read 💕💕.
Also audio has two narrators if you are into that.

#romansty #romance #lol

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Beauty Queens | Libba Bray
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#BrainCandy #LoL Super silly and a bit too over the top BUT a fun light listen 🎧with near perfect narration and a great mood lifter. Thanks for the recommendation @Megabooks and I agree with @britt_brooke book could have been a bit shorter but still fun and entertaining 💄👙👑And bonus points for #TropicalSetting #DearDecember @Eggs #TeamTexas Love the footnotes 😂😂😂

Megabooks I totally agree it could‘ve been about 2 hours shorter, but man can Libba narrate a book!! It‘s great as an audiobook but the audio part is definitely stronger than the book part. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Eggs 💗📚🌴🌴📚💗 @Cinfhen (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke Loved the footnotes! The one for the Corporation show “Girls Gone Rumspringa” killed me. 😆 1mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! That was hilarious @britt_brooke 😂🤣😂🤣😂 1mo
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#WeeklyForecast Week 8
📚I‘m still reading MiddleSex for my #SexyBuddyRead it‘s quirky & #LoL at times but I‘m not sure this book would fly well with newer readers ( it seems off trend)
🎧still enjoying Beauty Queens / over the top ridiculousness & a nice palette cleanser for this time of year💄💪🏼👙
🐻putting aside Olivia because library hold of GIRL came in last night
Hoping to knock out 2 more #ARCs & start Attenberg 🎧

vivastory I'll definitely be checking out the Attenberg next month! 1mo
Megabooks I started the Attenberg on audio today, and I‘m loving Therese‘s narration! I‘m only 5 short chapters in, but the story has a good hook. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘ll be interested to hear what you think of the Calhoun. I just read the description and really related to it. 1mo
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Cinfhen I requested the Calhoun after seeing a post from @DGRachel / it does sound interesting @Hooked_on_books 1mo
Cinfhen Oh good @Megabooks I‘m looking forward to the Attenberg @vivastory ALL GROWN UP would have made my top 20 of the decades list 1mo
squirrelbrain I‘ve just started the Reid, and also have the Attenburg as an ARC.... 1mo
Cinfhen I‘ll be watching for your thoughts @squirrelbrain 🤓 1mo
Centique There‘s a few articles out there from the intersex community about their issues with Middlesex - so yes I definitely think it is problematic. I do still love it though! Will be an interesting book club discussion I think 🙂🙃 1mo
TrishB Not a clue yet! About to look at the piles 😁 1mo
klarusu I have Middlesex on the shelves - I read it when it was first released and I‘ve tempted to read it again to see how it stands up now with the evolution of society‘s dialogue around gender identity. 1mo
Cinfhen Oh, interesting @Centique after I finish the book, I‘m going to look for those articles!!! Thanks for letting me know 😘Interesting information @klarusu @sisilia @emilyhaldi from @Centique look under her spoiler tag 1mo
sisilia Oh cool! Thanks @Centique 1mo
klarusu Thanks @Cinfhen - taking a look now. 1mo
DGRachel @Cinfhen @Hooked_on_books The Calhoun is really good so far. Very readable and emotional. I feel seen, and that‘s huge. I think it has a very specific, narrow audience (Gen X women), but I‘m curious to see if she expands her thoughts at all to relate to more people. 1mo
CafeMom I love Edna O'Brien. Haven't read Girl. Look forward to your review. 1mo
Cinfhen So far it‘s VERY DARK @CafeMom but the writing is fantastic. Very haunting/ leaves me feeling anxious & unsettled 1mo
Suet624 I listened to “why we can‘t sleep” and I can‘t remember any of it. I‘m just not great with audiobooks. 1mo
Cinfhen I bailed on that book this week @Suet624 it was not speaking to me 😫🙄 1mo
Suet624 Oh good. I fast forwarded to the end and got the recommendations but those were all things I had tried. So 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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#MOvember #LaIslaBonita Set on the lush island of Mallorca its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, promise an escape for the Post family, who each have plenty they are hiding. I LOVED this novel full of light humor and rich peoples problems. This could work for #LoL #Booked2020

KarenUK Loved this one too! Can‘t wait for her new one next year.... 💕 2mo
Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks @KarenUK for the heads up ♥️ 2mo
jillrhudy I should be on an Isla Bonita right now; instead I have to go in to work on a Saturday 😑 2mo
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Cinfhen Yeah, working on Saturday is rough!!! 2mo
Moray_Reads @jillrhudy I feel your pain, just 40 minutes to go... 2mo
jillrhudy @Moray_Reads five...more...hours 2mo
jillrhudy @Cinfhen but I have this great Madonna earworm in my head to help me endure 💃🏻 🌴 2mo
Reviewsbylola I loved this one too! And the cover you used it awesome! 2mo
Cinfhen Glad Madonna is buzzing around your brain 🧠 @jillrhudy do you work in retail?? 2mo
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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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Eve Fletcher is 46, divorced and a newly empty nester. She‘s discovering there‘s a lot of pleasure to be had, if one chooses to #ExpressYourself This book was a little naughty and some parts felt disingenuous but still a fun read tackling some heavy topics.

vivastory I've only read one Perrotta, but I did like it 3mo
BarbaraBB Fun read indeed. No more no less 💕 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I have this, wanted to read it for #socialmediafocus prompt but changed to another book. 3mo
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Cinfhen Hmmmm, that book sounds sublime @vivastory 😜 3mo
Cinfhen That would have been a good choice for that prompt @erzascarletbookgasm I think this would work for #LOL #Booked2020 if you still want to read it for a challenge 3mo
Cinfhen I remember your review @BarbaraBB and I recall we had similar feelings towards the character of Eve 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s great, Cindy. I‘d better start planning for my #Booked2020 reads! 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m not sure why I plan @erzascarletbookgasm because I change my mind 2 dozen times!!! But it‘s always fun to plan, anyway 😃 3mo
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My first #BookReport
🎧👎🏼I bailed on Where The Desert Meets the Sea ~ cliche characters and terrible narration
📚👍🏻The Floating Feldmans ~ #LoL read with really good writing 😂only halfway through
🎧+📚👍🏻Dracula ~ first time reading / listening - AMAZING Audible cast about 2/3 done
👇🏽continue below

Cinfhen 📚Lilli De Jong
I completed first part of #LilliRead Right now, this is my weakest read. I‘m finding the story “preachy” & the writing a little too trite. Not sure if I‘ll continue.
Know My Name 📚👍🏽
started Friday evening finished Saturday afternoon
Absolutely absorbing/ compelling & powerful

How was your reading week?!?!

Megabooks My reading week was so weird, but I did finish 3 audiobooks in the hospital (all reread David Sedaris). It was kind of a strange fever dream listening to him. I‘ve finally finished a print book 🎉🎉🎉 at the hotel. A reread of L. Moriarty‘s latest. So glad you had a good reading week! Wishing you a wonderful rest of the weekend! 😘😘 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m sure listening to David Sedaris while on pain meds must have been some wild trip @Megabooks xx glad you‘re back on Litsy!!! Hope you‘re feeling stronger every day 3mo
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BarbaraBB Great report. I am enjoying all reports so much and am looking forward to tomorrow‘s forecasts! 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks @BarbaraBB I‘m enjoying the forecasts and reports too 🤓 3mo
CafeMom Dracula audio sounds amazing. 3mo
Cinfhen The audio cast is fantastic @CafeMom it‘s a multi narration cast and they are all so talented. 3mo
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Perfect book lunch! Finally some cooler weather so I have soup and found a spot with some sun so I dont freeze either!

lele1432 That soup looks delicious! 3mo
Andrew65 A great book. 3mo
Maddisson_B8291 Omg the last time I had soup while reading my book got ruined :( #lol 3mo
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Maddisson_B8291 Omg the last time I had soup while reading my book got ruined :( #lol 3mo
Maddisson_B8291 Omg the last time I had soup while reading my book got ruined :( #lol 3mo
rather_be_reading @Andrew65 ehh so so for me 3mo
rather_be_reading @Maddisson_B8291 i am always terrified! 3mo
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