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Alytrue

Alytrue

Joined July 2016

lover of books, coffee, pajamas, and the great outdoors.
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I'll Be Your Blue Sky: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos
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Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George
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The Last Werewolf | Glen Duncan
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Thrift store haul. 5 books, $5. Added to my ever-expanding tbr pile 😊

Ajessgirl Excellent haul! I loved Mindy‘s book & The Woman in Cabin 10. 1y
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Brightly Burning | Alexa Donne
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Sold! Can't wait to dig into this Jane Eyre retelling set in space!

GypsyKat Interesting! 1y
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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This novel is often summarized as the story of a couple forced to take a second wife due to infertility, and yes, but there is SO much more to it. Fascinating look into Nigerian culture, the costs of pride, the secrets we keep, and the tremendous joys and overwhelming heartache of motherhood. The audiobook is wonderful - highly recommend!! (When I discovered the meaning of the title😭😭😭)

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Vacation: soaking up some Texas sun and diving into a good book!!

CouronneDhiver Good plan! 1y
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Used book store haul❤️❤️❤️
Callie approves! #catsoflitsy

Tanzy13 🐱 1y
Megabooks Cutie 💜 1y
Lcsmcat Station Eleven ! ❤️ 1y
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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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An afternoon spent browsing the aisles at the used book store. Bliss! Bought the tagged book for a dollar, should be a good vacation read!

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Reading on the deck w kitty Callie. Nice way to start the day.
#catsoflitsy

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m loving this book!! 💜💜 1y
Alytrue @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yes! I'm only a couple of chapters in, but she grabbed me from the first page! 1y
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My 16 year old daughter is reading Deathly Hallows and crying through the final chapters. JK, you're breaking her heart! Love that these books touch generations of readers❤️❤️❤️

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Eternal Life | Dara Horn
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Starting this one tonight...

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The Lost Ones | Sheena Kamal
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Started this one today, and I'm really enjoying the voice of this damaged MC.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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If literature's complicate men were on Tinder 😂 check out the whole post here: https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/if-literatures-complicated-men-were-on-tinde...

#JaneEyreBuddyRead

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DGRachel 😂😂 2y
parttimedomestic 😂 Spot on! 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg dying. 😹😹 2y
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GripLitGrl 😂😂😂👏👏 2y
batsy Heathcliff's age 😂😂 2y
AceOnRoam Haha. Good one. 2y
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Mists of Avalon | Marion Zimmer Bradley
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Well, I couldn't very well pass that up, could I?

booksandsympathy 😱😱 2y
YouReadMyEyes Wow what a find! 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto Steallllll. ❤️ 2y
JazzFeathers Nooooooo!!!!! 😱 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Enjoying my snow day!

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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Snow day means I get the morning to read! Hmm, am I feeling dark & suspenseful or light & amusing?

coffeenebula These are both great choices! 2y
BeckyMerilatt Night Film! 🙌🏻 2y
LiteraryinLititz I vote for Alice! 2y
Chrissyreadit I loved What Alice Forgot! 2y
Alytrue @coffeenebula @BeckyMerilatt @LiteraryinLititz @Chrissyreadit thanks guys! I went with 'Alice'. I'm halfway done and thoroughly enjoying it! Another snow day tomorrow! 2y
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It's almost my turn!!!

irre It‘s sooooo good!!! 😍😍😍 2y
Alytrue @irre seems like I've been waiting forever!! 2y
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Crossing to Safety | Wallace Stegner
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So much for my New Year's book-buying ban🙄 Oh well, at least they were all used/discount.
#CatsofLitsy

JazzFeathers Mhm... 🤔 This doesn't look like a ban 😆 2y
Alytrue @JazzFeathers ?it was less of a ban, and more of a "you should really try not to buy so many books this year..." 2y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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If you insist on laying across my lap, cat, you're going to have to hold my book.

tpixie #CatsOfLitsy Your buddy is so helpful! 2y
Lcsmcat Pretty kitty! 2y
Alytrue @tpixie yes, when he's not laying ON TOP of my book, he makes a pretty good prop😂 2y
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Alytrue @Lcsmcat thanks! He knows it, too😊 2y
Libby1 😻 2y
jfalkens 😻 2y
tpixie 😊 2y
Purrfectpages Been there, done that! 2y
SandyW Never works for me n 😞 2y
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Red Bird: Poems | Mary Oliver
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This lovely book of poetry was my final read of 2017 - reaching my goal of 66 books!!! It's the most I've ever read in a year. Thanks Litsy for all the inspiration ❤️

Carolyn-HHI Congratulations! 2y
Alytrue @Carolyn-HHI thank you!! 2y
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This charming, funny, sentimental book takes me one step closer to my 2017 reading goals. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Has anyone seen the movie?

Redwritinghood Didn‘t know there was a movie. Will have to look for it. 2y
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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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1. Underground Airlines by Ben H. Winters
2. The Wanderers by Meg Howrey
3. I only read one : Troublemaker by Leah Remini (maybe need to add nonfiction to my 2018 reading goals??)
4. Caroline Kepnes

#LitsyQuestions @GypsyKat

GypsyKat I have some Caroline Kepnes books on my TBR list, I really need to read them! 2y
Alytrue @GypsyKat ❤️ it's chilling and wonderful! 2y
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City of Brass | S A Chakraborty
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My library holds all came in at once - guess I have my reading schedule for the next couple of weeks!

irre Beartown 😍😍 2y
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The books Santa brought my 16 yo daughter. She was thrilled!

BookishMarginalia Nice stack! 2y
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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I freely admit to grabbing some short books/graphic novels to hit this year's reading goals, but this book is just FUN! I mean, Ambrosius Goldenloin?

StaceyKondla I ❤️ Nimona so much! 2y
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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Digging deep in my TBR shelf to start this one today.

DGRachel That LA Times blurb across the top makes me want to read this! I ❤️ Cormac McCarthy. 2y
Alytrue @DGRachel so far it's really good! 2y
DGRachel I just saw that it‘s $1.99 on Kindle. Sold! 2y
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Ninefox Gambit | Yoon Ha Lee
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My used book store haul - all for less than $7❤️

8leagueboot Aaah, that's a really good haul! 2y
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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Rereading Station Eleven for Knoxville's Big Read, and remembering just how poigniant and beautiful the writing is.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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Enjoying this book-within-a-book whodunnit at a lovely campsite in East Tennessee.

PurpleyPumpkin Ooh this one is on my tbr. Looking forward to your review. And enjoy your camping! ⛺️ 2y
Alytrue @PurpleyPumpkin I'm over halfway and I haven't figured out either of the mysteries so 👍👍! 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Excellent! 😉 2y
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Three books, three bucks. Some older books from my thrift store trip yesterday.

CocoReads Is awesome! 2y
Alytrue @CocoReads thanks for the rec! I really didn't know anything about it, but the back cover sounded so good. 2y
CocoReads It was a big hit with my bookgroup 2y
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A few books with an #occupationintitle. I haven't read any of these - have you?
#fallintobooks
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BarbaraJean The Historian is soooooo good! I just bought The Bookman's Tale today... hadn't heard of it before, but I got taken in by the blurbs. 😏Hope you enjoy them all! 2y
vkois88 That's a good book prompt! I may have to add it to my list of goals for this year 2y
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My reading buddy this afternoon.
#catsoflitsy

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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Cursive titles from my TBR - need to get reading!
#cursive #fallintobooks
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batsy I have that exact version of I Capture the Castle ☺️ 2y
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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty ❤️ 2y
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Machine Man | Max Barry
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Used book store haul. I loved Lexicon by Max Barry so much I couldn't pass up Machine Man. Has anyone read it?

vivastory I really loved Machine Man. It's the only Barry I've read, I will definitely be reading more 2y
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In a bit of a reading slump lately - but starting this one today. It's my co-worker's favorite so I have high hopes!

PatriciaU Such a good book. A friend of mine is distantly related to H.H. Holmes, so this story is especially interesting to me. Have you been following the news on his body being exhumed for DNA testing? Creepy! 2y
Alytrue @PatriciaU no, but I googled it straight away - fascinating. Ready to dive into this story! 2y
CocoReads My favorite parts were the Holmes parts. But a worthy read for the history. 2y
Jess_Read_This @PatriciaU Wow! I hadn't heard this either. I've been watching the History Channel's American Ripper where a descendent of Holmes is attempting to prove Holmes was also Jack the Ripper. I'm going to have read the DNA testing story! 2y
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Vanity Fair | William Thackeray
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I'm a little behind, but here are a few in my TBR with #twowordtitles #anditsaugust

@RealLifeReading

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A few books with covers in my favorite color: red!
#anditsaugust
#coversinyrfavecolor
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Bellweather Rhapsody | Kate Racculia
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Here are a few of my faves that I think could use a little more love.
😍Underground Airlines - overshadowed by concurrent release of Underground Railroad

😍Bellwether Rhapsody - band geeks, haunted hotel, snowstorm

😍Lexicon - bonkers thriller about mind control

😍The Emperor's Edge - totally fun steampunk fantasy series

#anditsaugust
#needsmorelove
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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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Serena helps out. Love anything by Daphne du Maurier.
#anditsaugust. #startswithj

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#anditsaugust #drinksonthecover
Kinda hard to tell, but those are bottles of alcoholic beverages on the cover. From my TBR.

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I need this shirt!❤️💕

Alytrue From Teepublic 2y
dariazeoli They have some cute designs! 2y
Lmstraubie 💖💖💖💖 2y
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Parnassus On Wheels | Christopher Morley
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A charming read-in-an-afternoon story about a book wagon (!) And a woman's search for adventure.
#anditsaugust #quickreads

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The Cat Empire | Michael Weigall
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Here are siblings Serena and Ravi, getting hair all over my clothes. #internationalcatday. #catsoflitsy

AmyG They are so pretty. And of course you have hair on your clothes. 24/7, right? 2y
Alytrue @AmyG of course!😂💕 2y
Jannychan have to laugh i had a mostly white cat when I lived in NYC (so most of my clothes were black) so many mortifying moments of walking out in the sunshine and realizing I was covered 2y
Alytrue @Jannychan 😂we need to color coordinate our cats to our clothes! ❤️'em! 2y
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This is on my TBR. Told from multiple viewpoints, one of which is a bull elephant. #AndItsAugust #unusualnarrators

readinginthedark I heard this was really good! 2y
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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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After a couple of heavy-hitters, I'm enjoying this delightful rom-com. Also enjoying a rare cool summer morning reading on the deck!

ReadingEnvy This really was what I needed this week! 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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3 books, 3 bucks. Love my library's used book store😍

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Woah - yeah, you have a good thing there! 2y
Booksndogs Wow, I need to move to your town! 2y
Alytrue @Booksndogs a local indie bookstore donates their ARCs to the library - it's awesome. 2y
Cinfhen AMAZING FINDS🤑🤑🤑 2y
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'Girl in the Title' - the display at my library😊

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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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Listening to this and the narration by William DeMerritt is SO GOOD. His voice is all smoke and gravel. And the story is chilling.

Spiderfelt That's a great way to describe the narrator's voice. 2y
Alytrue @Spiderfelt he was really terrific! 2y
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Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
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Wow, wow, wow. So glad I stuck with this one. The writing kept me off-balance for most of the book, but it served the story well. Families, both made and born; the search for belonging; religious extremism, comets, and a wacked-out road trip. A definite pick for me.

LauraJ I loved this too. Feel like it didn't get enough attention. 2y
Alytrue @LauraJ Agree! And when I was done, I wanted to swipe back and read it over again. 2y
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The Pursuit: A Fox and O'Hare Novel | Janet Evanovich, Lee Goldberg
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The Fox and O'Hara books are great summer reads: fast and fun. Love straight-laced Kate and bad boy Nick. #teasertuesday
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