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BeckyBelt

This was a time when I intentionally failed to drop bread crumbs for my return journey; instead, I ate them

RaimeyGallant Beautiful quote. 2y
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"Do you really like to read that much?" she asked as we ambled our way casually in the dark toward the piazzetta.
I looked at her as if she had asked me if I loved music, or bread and salted butter, or ripe fruit in the summertime.

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Picturesque AF.

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Cracking this one open on my lunch break. It's almost intimidating in length (400 pages of non-fiction is outside my comfort zone) but the chapters are short so I'll break it up into a lot of sittings.

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Start Without Me: A Novel | Joshua Max Feldman
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I'm not usually one for seasonal/holiday books but the cover of this grabbed me and it sounded like a good story and it happens to take place around Thanksgiving. My favorite holiday. Just got into it but I like it so far!

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BeckyBelt

I tried this on audio and haaaaaated it. Got a little over halfway through and bailed when the narrator decided that one of the characters should sound like a bad Andrew Dice Clay impression. I'll try the kindle/print edition.

vandeblogger Oh, definitely try it in print! It's so good! 2y
BeckyBelt @vandeblogger I will! I loved the first book, I know it's just the narrator that ruined this one for me. 2y
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Orphan X: A Novel | Gregg Hurwitz
Mehso-so

My reading student chose a book later in this series for us to read together, so I grabbed this to get through first. Its good - especially since the last couple books of this type that I read have been awful. Quick read, good action. I'll take the next one on vacation with me.

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Bailedbailed

I hated this book. Eleanor was beyond socially awkward to the point of being a mix between Unfrozen Cavewoman Accounting Clerk, an alien sent to study Earthlings, and the Dowager Countess. I tried sticking with it to see what the Big Tragic Event of her past was but it wasn't worth it.

vandeblogger Excellent description. Will not add this to my list 😂 2y
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The Second Girl | David Swinson
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Panpan

I have this theory that the number of blurbs (and words in said blurbs) on the back of a book is inversely proportional to how good the book ends up being. If a book is good, let it tell you itself. The Second Girl did nothing to contradict that theory. Hated it.

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BeckyBelt
Mehso-so

I just kept saying "this is not how it works" as I read this. Which, maybe the point of the book was supposed to be that it doesn't work? But yeah, this does not match up with how people I've known actually, successfully, do open relationships.

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Pickpick

I was hooked from the first page and completely satisfied by the past page. Loved this one.

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Pickpick

I read this to see if the things that bugged me about the movie "Arrival" were from the book, and pleasantly, they were not. Some of the stories were a little technical for my rush-hour brain to handle (I listened to the audio in the car), but overall I liked it. 5 stars to Story of Your Life (the Arrival story); 4 starts to Liking What You See: A Documentary ; 2-3 stars to each of the others.

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BeckyBelt
Pickpick

I listened to this on audio and good lord, it was good. So many wonderful stories about this great movie, and to hear how much the cast and crew just loved each other was great. Especially hearing everyone remember Andre the Giant. It was so fulfilling to have this movie that's so well-loved, and then hear about how it was made, and come away loving the movie more for it.

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BeckyBelt
Mehso-so

This was decent. It kind of reminded me of John McPhee in that it's readable non-fiction that made me interested in a topic that would not normally get my attention (my friend shoved this book into my hand as I was leaving his apartment). I didn't love it but I'm going to go find some McPhee to read because of it so it all worked out.

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Double Down | Gwenda Bond
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This is the second book in a really fun series - about Lois Lane moving to Metropolis as a teenager. I especially recommend it if you're a Veronica Mars fan. It was actually hard not to hear Kristen Bell narrating it in my head as I read the first one (Fallout).

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CrossTalk | Connie Willis
Bailedbailed

I was just going to chuck this book and forget about it but several days after I quit reading it I'm still mad about how stupid it was. Everyone in the protagonist's life - family, friends, co-workers - has boundary problems and is all up in her grill about everything all the time. And there's one of the dumbest running "jokes" ever. I persevered through 4%. Too much.

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Nicotine | Nell Zink
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The audiobook was meh. It was more like white noise; I couldn't tell you much of what happened but I listened through to the end. I doubt I would have finished an ebook or paper edition.

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BeckyBelt
Mehso-so

I bailed. A little too fable-y for me.

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Everybody's Fool | Richard Russo
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Nobody's Fool is one of my all-time favorite books and when I heard a sequel was coming out I almost couldn't handle it. I'm only a couple chapters in but oh, I love these characters so much and am glad their stories continued.

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BeckyBelt
Pickpick

I listened to this on audio and will probably re-read it in paper or digital form at some point. I loved listening but I know if I'd read it, there would have been many passages I'd have stopped to highlight. Highly recommend.

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A Life in Parts | Bryan Cranston
Mehso-so

I expected to love this and it just didn't do anything for me. It's fine, I wouldn't steer anyone away from it, but I quit when it felt like it was going to be a chore to finish it.

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BeckyBelt
Mehso-so

There were parts of this book I loved, and parts that I just could not. I listened to the audio version and I think overall I'm glad I did that instead of reading it. I love Norm's voice. I would recommend with reservation.

JennaAZ He has such a great voice. Instantly makes me laugh. 3y
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Pickpick

I really liked this - very readable & interesting. If you like Mary Roach, or want to ease into nonfiction, it's worth checking out.

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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I don't even know why I bothered finishing it. Blah.

vandeblogger Sounds like I will be skipping this one! 3y
sunniedee3 her books are easy reads for me but I am often disappointed by them. 3y
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BeckyBelt
Pickpick

One million stars. I don't re-read many books but I am so glad I went back to this one.

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BeckyBelt

I'm just reading this out of passing interest, not because I caught myself apologizing to Randy Mewman for sleeping on the wrong side of the bed the other night. Completely unrelated.

JennaAZ Randy Mewman is one of the best cat names I've ever heard. 3y
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BeckyBelt

I read the hardcover of this a few years ago and devoured it - read through the whole thing in 24 hours. I've always meant to re-read it and take it more slowly, so now I'm listening to the audio. Loving it!

vandeblogger This is on my kindle, ready to read! 3y
notliketexas I have it, too! 3y
BFlynnP You are like the third person to rave about this book! It's in the queue. 3y
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I listened to the audio of this book and it actually made me nervous, like i was yelling at my car radio "What are you doing GET OUT OF THERE!" I usually have trouble keeping my attention on audiobooks but this one pulled me in and kept me.

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