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Bird

Bird

Joined June 2016

Reader. Early Childhood Educator. Janeite. 📙
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Just let me catch my breath first.. what a read! #TheSongofAchilles #CelebratePrideMonth #MadelineMiller

sprainedbrain This is one of my all-time favorites! ❤️ 6mo
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New book, who dis? 🤓#empoweredwomenempoweringwomen #myfavoritemurder SO excited for this gem! I‘ve listened to their podcast for a couple years now and they are my favorite! I recommend them to anyone I meet who also has a guilty obsession of true crime. #staysexy #dontgetmurdered

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Loved loved love this book! I was completely drawn into every sentence. #StrongFemale #Witch #Circe #Mythology

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So excited ! 😍 #JaneAusten

brennahawleycraig I have this at home to read too!! 2y
Bird I‘m only about 30% in but I love it so far! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Trying to finish this up today- by the water 🌊

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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This is the book that I have been looking for for a very long time. I learned and laughed and found another favorite author. 💪🤓

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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This book is a masterpiece and it will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Bibliogeekery Beautiful review for a gorgeous book! 3y
Bird Thank you @Bibliogeekery ! I think everyone should read it :) 3y
Readingcats Help me, I don't know how Litsy works 3y
Bird So it's like instagram for books but with a great community that recommends books, holds book discussions, reading challenges, etc. i follow really diverse readers so you could start following people that I do- everyone is super nice and love cats! You can rate books, review them, or create a "blurb" about your thoughts. You can add books that you want to read and books that you have read! I also use it as my tbr list! 3y
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"The trees are mostly skinny where the hermit lives, but they're tangled over giant boulders with deadfall everywhere like pick-up sticks." ?

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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I loved everything about this book. I love everything about Hope Jahren and what she stands for. I recommend this book to everyone! #LabGirl #StrongWomen

irre Can't wait to listen! 3y
Bird I heard that the audiobook is fantastic! 3y
litsybookclub I'm not sure if you are aware, but Litsy Book Club will be discussing this book live next Sunday at 5pm ET. There will also be online discussions April 24-April 28th. We'd love to have you join us! 3y
Bird @litsybookclub I'll be there! Thank you so much for letting me know! 3y
litsybookclub Great! We look forward to meeting you! 3y
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Stories by O. Henry | Henry O, O Henry
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My first O. Henry book while visiting the O. Henry hotel 🥂📖Greensboro, N.C.

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Tenth of December: Stories | George Saunders
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My first George Saunders book and I'm not disappointed one bit! #SnowDayReading ❄️

LyndseyReads George is my boyfriend. (He just doesn't know.) Have you heard about his upcoming novel? I cannot wait!!! 3y
Bird Yes! I'm so excited about his newest book I think I may even preorder it! I love how wonderfully strange his stories are. 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I have no choice but to love everything about Carrie Fisher. 💫☄️

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Super great debut novel! The ending, for me, wasn't what I expected at all. 🤓

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I could hear Trevor's life stories for the rest of my life. He is such great human with such an incredible but difficult life. I learned so much by listening to his book- not only about him but more about the world that I live in. I appreciate Trevor and what he has shared with the world. I highly recommend his book- especially his audiobook. ❤️

Bird @Notafraidofwords I feel like it's one of those books that just going to stay with me, in my memory, for life. It was culturally rich and it has given me a wider perspective on the world. I have been on a memoir audiobook kick for a while! I'm hoping to find more like this. 3y
Notafraidofwords @Bird absolutely! The part where he talked about his dog loving two people. For some reason that just felt so true to me. It really did touch my soul. 3y
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Bird @Notafraidofwords Yes! I also loved the adventures about him and his mom. My mom and I are extremely close so that touched me. I haven't read those yet! 3y
Nute Two years later, I‘m still talking about this book. It was fantastic! 1y
Bird Me too! I recommend this book to so many people! 1y
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A Life in Parts | Bryan Cranston
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I recommend this book to everyone- I really loved hearing his voice. He is hilarious, brilliant, kind, and wonderfully flawed. #audible

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Homegoing is absolutely one of my favorite books of 2016 😌

Liberty YES. 3y
irre Mine too!!! 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi

"You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves."

Kathrin That was my absolute favorite quote from Homegoing!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Dolly Nice quote🙂 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I can't stop thinking about this book. I definitely recommend it!

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett

"We've seen what this world has to offer. We're scared of what it wants."

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Only 24 pages in and I'm in love. Also, It's been too long Litsy. Too long. #lessresponsibilitymorereading

brendanmleonard Yay to the book and seeing you back! 3y
Bird Thank you @brendanmleonard ! 3y
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Finishing up on my currently reading stack and some new gems. 🌂 it's been raining for hours! First one for #biblioweekend and I am so in love with this book!

bookwrm526 It has rained here non-stop today, but I've gotten shockingly little reading done :( 3y
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Finally! 🙌🏻

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Neil Gaiman is such a brilliant storyteller. I can't stop thinking about this novel. It is absolutely haunting and such an incredible experience.

gibblr I've read a couple of his, but this is the only one I've loved so far. 3y
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Adults follow paths. Children explore. Adults are content to walk the same way, hundreds of times, or thousands; perhaps it never occurs to adults to step off the paths, to creep beneath rhododendrons, to find the spaces between fences.

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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I loved everything about this book. 😌

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Time and Again | Jack Finney
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I'm really enjoying this one! 😍

bookwrm526 I adore this one!! 3y
SusanInTiburon Ooooo so good! 3y
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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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I have so many feels about this book. I liked it but it also made me angry and annoyed for many reasons.. Trying to solve my book hangover with Robert Langdon. I'm going to have to give an overall so-so with this one.

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue | Melanie Benjamin
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So I'm super excited! I finally got ahold of this. I don't know much about it but I know enough that it makes my book nerves come alive!🙌🏻☺️

PenguinInFlight I loved this book! Soooo good! I hope you enjoy it! ☺️ 3y
BookishMarginalia I enjoyed it. 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Such an amazing book. I loved the writing and the whole book was a fantastic SciFi mystery thriller. I can't wait for the second book!

lovekudzu I agree! This gave me a total book hangover. It's one of those you get super excited about because it is the first in a trilogy...and then immediately curse when you see the release date for the second book is April 2017. 3y
Bird @lovekudzu Yes exactly! I thought that the second book was already out for some reason.. And then I saw April 2017 and I just don't know if I can wait that long! 3y
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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I really really like Sleeping Giants so far! I haven't been exposed to much Science Fiction in my life. Really excited that I picked this up! Does anyone have any SciFi recommendations?

BookishMarginalia I really enjoyed Dune. It's a classic! 3y
Yournewfriendsams I really liked Enders Game and its counterparts! 3y
becausetrains Southern Reach trilogy by Jeff Vandermeer! 3y
Bird Thank you all so much! 3y
RealLifeReading Octavia Butler's work is amazing! 3y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Lyndsay Faye is brilliant and I had so much fun reading this! I quickly fell in love with her amazing sentences and her insane characters. Jane Steele is not a woman you forget easily!

Bird @kdwinchester this is the one I have ☺️ 3y
kdwinchester Pretty! They both would be amazing as framed prints. 3y
Bird Yes! You're so right! 3y
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Such a good book! It is so beautifully human. Emma Straub, where have you been all my life? She explores the two different families in a manner that is brilliantly creative and straight to the point. It is so easy to get lost in this world!

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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I really love this book so far. I get lost in the pages.

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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"I am, I am, I am."

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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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This book was intense. I felt like the descriptions were sometimes an over kill. Sometimes I got tired of the main character. Overall, it was a pretty good book. Again, very intense.

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The Da Vinci Code | Dan Brown
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Dan Brown is brilliant. I can't wait to read his other novels.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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This book is amazing. The hardest part was reading the perspectives of those who passed. I had to relate and connect with them and then mourn their loss with their families. Adding Mr. Hawley to my favorites list.

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There is so much I love about Mary Roach. She's not afraid to ask questions and get dirty to fulfill her curiosities. Her voice is genuine, informative and hilarious. I'm eager to get more of her books.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley

Nonstop reading this book! Luckily I'm not flying anytime soon..

Notafraidofwords I keep hearing such good things about this, but I'm terrified of flying so I don't want to add to my fear 😁👀. 3y
Bird There is definitely a trigger warning for those who don't enjoy flying. The plane crash so far isn't described in terrible detail but I haven't finished. I still don't know why it crashed. I'll let you know if I think it's a 100% no go for those who fear flying if you would like me to. 3y
Bird @Notafraidofwords I enjoy reading things out of my comfort zone but that's just me! Don't force anything on yourself! Happy reading! 3y
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Notafraidofwords @hayleybird thank you. That's why I love litsy, because you get to know about trigger warnings and great people like you go out of their way to help a girl out. Thanks! 3y
Bird @Notafraidofwords Thank you so much! Right back at you :) anytime love! 3y
Bird @Notafraidofwords Hey- I finished it. I would say there is still a trigger warning but the cause of the crash is nothing that I would have expected. 3y
Notafraidofwords @hayleybird hmm. Thank you! I'm not flying any time soon so I might give it a try! 3y
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I absolutely loved this book. I felt like I've been to local Paris cafes and Spain's bull fights. I have spent the last week with Jake and lived through his experiences. What a beautiful novel! What a nasty author!

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I really enjoy Mary Roach. This is the first book I have experienced from her. Her text is easy to listen to and her notes are very entertaining. The narrator took time for me to get used to because she doesn't have much of a personality while reading. Overall, she does well.

BekahB I love Mary Roach's books! My favorite is Stiff. It's not a book I want to read while eating but it's super interesting. 3y
Bird @BekahB Great to know! Thank you! I will look into that one next. 3y
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I'm in love. 🍸

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I am a better woman and human because of Lindy West's memoir Shrill. I laugh and cried and laughed some more. I just want to give her a hug. Thank you Lindy. Always be loud.

BookThia I am hearing great things about this one. 3y
Bird @BookThia Such an awesome book :) 3y
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Finished and breathless. Speechless. What a work of art. Read with an open mind.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Finally! 😍🙌 I am so excited! I've heard wonderful things!

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Already so in love with this woman. Listening to the audio book as recommended by All the Books! An amazing podcast from Book Riot that I obsessively listen to (no shame). Highly recommended the book and my favorite podcast. Thank you Liberty and Rebecca!

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"It was this fear of sickness- which ticked inside her like a genetic bomb- that kept him from pushing things to their extremes, kept him back from the edge of terrible behavior. There was only so much you could hurt this lovely woman before she imploded."

irre How do you like it? I got it last month from BOTM but didn't get to it yet. 4y
Bird I enjoy it! There is difficult material to read in terms of experiencing the aftermath of the bombing and experiencing the perspective of the terrorists. It is out of my comfort zone but I really like that about the book! 4y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Just starting reading. Which is surprising for me because I was always fascinated with her poetry. It is my late start to the Read Harder challenge by Book Riot 🙃

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Although I am being super slow at reading this book, I'm falling in love with it. It is delightfully out of my element! It's my first Book of the Month and I am a lifetime subscriber without a doubt.