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Alicepondpoe

Alicepondpoe

Joined September 2016

I am not a book worm, but a dragon...
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A comfy blanket and a good book.
I never finished cover crush, I wouldn't know where my head was if it wasn't attached.
Fall has me feeling sullen and moody. The holidays pass by too quickly, I never feel as if I can enjoy them properly. Also, I need a book on how to make friends as an adult. I'm too much of a hermit these days.

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Dark Constellations | Pola Oloixarac
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#5 for #covercrush
I've yet to read this book but I took a picture of it at my library so I could remember to go back and check it out 😆

batsy I love that cover too 🖤 1mo
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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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Number 4 for #covercrush
Man I'm really bad at keeping it together 🤣🤣🤣

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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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7 days, 7 covers, no explanation. I still have no one to tag 🤣 #covercrush

vivastory Vandermeer has great covers, his new one is pretty bonkers 1mo
Alicepondpoe It is, wow. It's like a bad acid trip 😂 1mo
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Day 2 of my #covercrush. And as with most things in my life I'm a little behind 😆

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Can I get in on #covercrush ? I have no one to tag and I know it's been a while since I posted. 7 days, 7 books, 7 covers.

Texreader Yes yes we‘d love to see your cover crushes! 1mo
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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I finished Hap and Leonard and now I'm reading the second book of the arc of the scythe books by Neal Shusterman, one of my favorite YA authors. Also my lovely mother's day card from my daughter as a book mark that I've used for the past few years 😂 I'll have to laminate it soon so it doesnt fall apart! Who else uses random or personal little things as book marks?📚🔖😍

Stacypatrice Lovely card 💛 3mo
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This is how I feel sometimes. Sometimes for my mental health I have to curl up with a kitty, a coffee, and a good book 😂

brit91 Haha!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 3mo
MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 #LitsyHumor 3mo
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I watched this series on Netflix, and to my delight found out it was a series of books. So I've started down the path of Hap and Leonard in written form 🙂 I was a little leary at first, because I loved the show. It was unlike anything I'd ever watched and was sad to hear it had been canceled. But that just gives me more reason (and time) to read the series of books.

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Pickpick

I love Joyce Carol Oates. Her dark tales are always written with something terrible just lurking under the surface of a regular story. I can understand why some might find her tales drawn out, might not connect with them, but I feel JCO writes in such a way as to make you become the outsider looking in. You're on the otherside of a two way mirror unable to intervene in what's to come. And that's the point, to force the reader to become a bystander

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Pickpick

This is an amazing book. So rich a tapestry. Woven words and worlds to create a novel that transports you straight into Inys. I do hope, that maybe there might be a sequel one day. This is truly a book that deserves one.

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There are few things more infuriating than someone using a pencil in a library book to mark their ending point, instead of using a book mark 😡😡😡

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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Such a good read, I love books set in the early 1900s. Amy Stewart's use of sensory imagery plops you right down into 1914, I can almost touch the painted bread box, run my hand over the home made doilies, smell the factories. Thanks to Litsey and all they wonderful reviews I read on my timeline for this book! Oh yeah, also this cat 🐱 who can't seem to keep her nose out of a book either!!
#catsoflitsy #Cecilthecreasel

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Mudwoman | Joyce Carol Oates
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How I feel for the rest of this weekend!! This book takes a bit to get through, it doesn't capture your attention in a fast pace like a normal thriller or horror story. But it is a beautifully written piece that show's a woman's decent into her own madness, her decent into her past that she struggled so hard to forget, and the struggle to hang onto a life that was condemned to a death sentence from the begining.

brit91 LoL! 4mo
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Mudwoman | Joyce Carol Oates
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If you have the patience, this is a good read. Beautifully written, Joyce Carol Oates has a way with making you understand so completely the complex feelings of a character. And my cat Cecil says this book is...a-paw-roved....I'll see myself out 😆
#catsoflitsy

Caroline2 Cute!! 😍 4mo
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"Don't rust it up, Essun. Innon and I didn't love you for nothing."
And at that sentence I cried and cried and held the book to my chest remembering all the times I too, never felt human enough for love.

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I finished the Jane Hawk series, I wasn't disappointed. I always love a bad ass woman fighting for good (sometimes evil too haha). Now I'm onto the The Fifth Season trilogy. I was confused when I first started the first book, but it quickly pulled me in and I couldn't wait to read the next one. I have a few good reads I picked up from the library so I'm excited to enjoy a shady spot with something cold and dive right in.

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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It's been a month, have had so much going on that didn't allow me to be online but Litsy and the Litsy family was never far from my mind. I finished this book while I was away and it was amazing. Thank you for the recommendation. I'd love more recommendations on books of any kinds at this point. So much on my mind and I wanna slip away into some good books.

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I scored a few more books from my library's book sale shelf. I was excited to find Pride and Prejudice, I've seen the movie but never read the book. Blackout looks like an interesting read and I've heard good things about Wicked.

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This will be me this weekend. It's only Monday, I'm already ready for Friday!

SarahHarts_books 😂😂😂 6mo
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I scored big at my library's annual book sale. Bags were 5$ and you fit as many books in as you can! I picked up some Clive Cussler books that I don't already own and tried to pick up some authors that I've never read and branch out some in fantasy and science fiction and mystery.

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Micro | Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
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I tried really hard to like this as it was was my first Michael Crichton book. It gets bogged down in the specific details of the students experiments and the Nanigen technology. I was skimming past quiet a few paragraphs. It also felt sloppily written, using the last names of the characters every other sentence or so. I really wanted to like this book, I've only bailed on a handful of books in my life, but halfway in I still couldnt like it.

Megabooks This is like the worst Crichton. My fav is 6mo
Alicepondpoe @Megabooks I'll get Timeline next time I'm at the library and give it a go. It sounds super interesting. 6mo
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Micro | Michael Crichton, Richard Preston
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I'm feeling lousy with depression lately. Can't seem to snap out of it. This is my first Michael Crichton novel, I've heard good and bad. I keep setting it down and just staring at it thinking "I sure do want to read you"

Reggie I hope you feel better! 6mo
Traci1 I hope you can find some enjoyment in the book. I love Crichton, though I've never read that one. 6mo
Alicepondpoe @Reggie thank you. @Traci1 I'm trying, I keep reading a few pages then I set it down. 6mo
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The Way of Kings | Brandon Sanderson
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Library haul! Thank you @wanderinglynn @TheSpineView and @julesG for your recommendations. I got a few from my small neighborhood library, the rest I have to request from other libraries. They all look like amazing reads.

TheSpineView Great haul! I hope you enjoy!💜📚 6mo
wanderinglynn Great haul! 👍🏻 6mo
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I'm going to the library later, anyone have any recommendations on some sci-fi? Or fantasy?

wanderinglynn Some of my fave Sci-fi: Old Man‘s War trilogy by John Scalzi, The Martian by Andy Weir, The Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut, The League Series by Sherrilyn Kenyon, and of course, Hitchhiker‘s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 6mo
wanderinglynn And fantasy: The Belgariad series by David Eddings, all the Robin Hobb trilogies, The Others series by Anne Bishop, Daggerspell by Katherine Kerr, The Warded Man by Peter V. Brett, The Codex Aleta series by Jim Butcher, The Name of the Wind by Pat Rothfuss, and the Dragonlance series by Margaret Weis. 6mo
TheSpineView N.K. Jemisonn The Broken Earth series; Brandon Sanderson, The Stormlight Archive; Octavia Butler, The Xenogenesis trilogy; Leigh Bardough, The Shadow and Bone trilogy. 6mo
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julesG And the first book of this series 6mo
julesG Also, first book of this duology 6mo
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Unbury Carol: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I have anxiety coupled with complex trauma and PTSD, books have always been a getaway from my own mind and also a calm in the storm that is me. I have an inspection for the townhome I rent today, and I don't do well with strangers in my home. Alas, I am quite worked up. I haven't slept well, so I've made myself some comfort food, grabbed my comfy quilt, and this book by one of my favorite authors, hoping to ease my mind over the next few hours.

Jerdencon Good luck - hope it goes well and is over quickly! 6mo
Traci1 Good luck today. I get very anxious having people (not just strangers) in my home as well. Just try to think about how relieved you'll feel when it's all over. ❤ 6mo
Alicepondpoe Thank you ❤ 6mo
TheLibrarian Good luck and hope everything goes ok. 6mo
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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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This was amazing. It reads like a horror movie should look. Beautifully written in a flow that keeps you on the edge of your seat and the characters written with dimension. My only complaint would be that the tension was written so well that I sailed through the pages craving the next sentence, the next paragraph and before I knew it I was at the end! As always, Ania Ahlborn had my heart pumping and me shaking my head saying "amazing ending".

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The Shuddering | Ania Ahlborn
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I love, love, LOVE Ania Ahlborn's books. I've read all but this one and one other. A lot of people don't like her books because the endings aren't always full of the closure one expects, and that's what I love most about her books. I borrowed this book from the Inter-Library Loan, as my library has sadly gotten rid of a lot of the science fiction and any books older than 2015 that aren't checked out regularly.

Reggie I hope you like this one. I thought it was great. My favorite of hers is Brother. It‘s super dark but so good. 6mo
DGRachel I agree about the endings. Her ending to Seed is what has caused that book to haunt me still, nearly 7 years after I read it. 6mo
Alicepondpoe @Reggie Brother was the first book of hers I read, I loved it, it's what hooked me! @DGRachel I haven't read Seed yet, it's the other I haven't read by her aside from this one. My Library doesn't have it, I'll have to utilize their ILL again. My favorite ending was Brother second to The Devil Crept In. I love how her books are so different in style and take on the same horror tropes and twist them amazingly well. 6mo
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Last Days | Adam Nevill
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Put the book down mom and let's go to bed!
I still haven't finished Last Days by Adam Nevil. I've been busy today just being all around mom. I am quite tired but this book has me engrossed and captured, after a hard start. Perhaps just one more chapter...

MrBook 😻😻😻 #catsofLitsy 7mo
Alicepondpoe @MrBook I keep forgetting the hashtag! Thank you! 7mo
DebinHawaii Gorgeous kitty! 🐱❤️ 7mo
Alicepondpoe @DebinHawaii thank you! 7mo
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Captain Marvel | Kelly Thompson
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I took my daughter to see Captain Marvel today, and I was emotional. To have a strong female superhero who always gets back up when she was knocked down and said "I have nothing to prove to you". We bonded over getting back up in the face of adversity as women in the world. I'm not ashamed to say I cried a little.

Texreader I loved Captain Marvel! Had to go see it twice with my daughter (whose 16) 7mo
Alicepondpoe @Texreader I'm taking her to see Avengers Endgame next week when the crowd dies down a little lol. My daughter is 12 and we bond over superheros and strong female leads 😁. I'm always looking for strong, amazing women to introduce to her whether they're fictional or actual. 7mo
Texreader @Alicepondpoe Did you see the Agent Carter tv show? We loved it 7mo
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Alicepondpoe @Texreader no i haven't! We'll have to check it out. My daughter is getting into the X-men as of late too and she brought up a new X-men type show that's out or comming out. She is really excited for the movie Dark Phoenix comming out in June. 7mo
SW-T @Texreader @Alicepondpoe Agent Carter was awesome! I still miss that show. 7mo
Alicepondpoe @SW-T @Texreader looks like Hulu has both seasons, I've added it to our watch list 7mo
LoverofLit 💖💖💖💖 7mo
ShyBookOwl I was emotional also. I saw it while going through something difficult and it was the kind of experience that left me feeling a little refueled for life. 7mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 7mo
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Last Days | Adam Nevill
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My purrrrfect reading companion ❤

Reggie Welcome to Litsy!!! Do you like this one? I‘ve read the one by him where the guy is searching for his kidnapped daughter in Great Britain while climate change is happening. It was pretty good. 7mo
Alicepondpoe @Reggie I do like it. It has taken me a minute to get into it. It talks a bit about the documentary/filming process as the characters are making a film, and for some they might find the details like lighting and the characters talking about what camera to use as ambient, I felt like they were weighing the story down in some areas. I haven't finished the book yet but it's turned into a slow burner. I can't figure out what's going on! 7mo
tpixie Welcome to Litsy! #CatOfLitsy Cute Kitty 🐱 7mo
ShyBookOwl 😻 7mo
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It's been a year since I've been on this app which I love so much. It's been a hectic sort of time for me, but I'm back in full swing. I've made a little area in the corner of my bedroom a reading nook so I won't disturb the hubby while I read late into the night. It feels good to have a small quiet corner of the world

RaimeyGallant Welcome back! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
Chelleo 🤗 2y
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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There's just something to be said about being the first person to read a book that the library bought, and that they bought it from your recommendation. So far this is a great read. Has me asking straight away "what's going on here?" and wanting to read more to find out.

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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"...the system goes down, the lights blink out and there you have it, another body on the floor surrounded by things that don't mean much to anyone except to the one who can't take any of them along."

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Diviners | Libba Bray
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Good music and a good book on a cold night.

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I honestly don't know where to start!
(yes those are all library books 😀 the ladies behind the desk all know me by name, I love it ❤)

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Reconstructing Amelia | Kimberly McCreight
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It's been a while, and it took me just as long to finish this book. Not because it was a bad read, just a hard start. I thought a few times I was going to have to put it down and just let go. But I'm glad I didn't. The book hits home, having a daughter of my own who is on the fast track to becoming a teen. And in these pages I found myself bonding with Kate, the mother of Amelia. The twists and turns, the emotional grabs, make this worth the read.

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Mother, Mother: A Novel | Koren Zailckas
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"The game worked because the more Josephine played the victim, the more a person wanted to victimize her..."
Ahhhh, reading this is becoming frustrating, seeing as I have a "mother" who is very close to the character of Josephine.

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Unwind | Neal Shusterman
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"Those eyes will go for a high price."

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