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Brooke_H

Brooke_H

Joined April 2016

Reader/Library Worker/Nonpracticing Editor - A real dingbat 🛎 🦇 according to That Guy on NextDoor
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Does anyone know if there‘s a way to delete someone‘s comment on your post? For the first time ever on Litsy, I have someone saying something not-so-nice on one of my posts. ☹️

DogMomIrene Click on the comment, like you would to reply tagging someone. There should be the option to delete. Sorry that happened. I get how frustrating and potentially hurtful that 💩 can be. 🤗 1w
Brooke_H @DogMomIrene Yay! Thank you!! 1w
DogMomIrene @Brooke_H You‘re welcome. I don‘t think there‘s a block on here, but I‘ve never felt compelled to block anyone on Litsy, but that might be worth looking into in settings or something🤔 1w
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Brooke_H @DogMomIrene I haven‘t either! I thought this was the one safe space on the internet! I guess there is at least one crummy person lurking around commenting on my year-old post… 1w
DogMomIrene @Brooke_H So I‘m a total nerd and this kind of question will just bug me😂If you go to the user‘s profile, just above the follow button, there should be the hamburger lines. Click on those and you can block that user. Because clearly they;re no Litten! 1w
TrishB I was about to say what @DogMomIrene said- you can block someone. Sorry you had to. 1w
Brooke_H @TrishB Thank you!! 1w
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Mehso-so

So this was kinda weird I guess. A sexy lady zombie, a sexy lady ghost, multiple sexy lady vampires. Oh and also boys are in it. I think this might be the kind of thing that gets better the more you read and the more you get attached to the characters. And maybe after the discovery of exactly what happened to Gwen and how she became a zombie. I'll pick up the second one at some point.

Leftcoastzen Awww!🐶 2w
tyoung2058 The dog doesn't seem impressed either...lol 2w
ShyBookOwl I bought vol 1 because I loved the show and quickly discovered the show was MUCH better. I never did vol 2 but watched the series twice 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2w
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In the beginning of this book, I wasn't sure how relevant it would be. The first chapter is dense with stats and I just wasn't sure if those numbers were at all applicable in 2022. But when I hit the second chapter, I realized that very little has changed for women in America. The section on abortion rights was particularly bizarre to read, realizing that American women in 1991 had MORE reproductive rights than we currently do. It's so depressing.

Readergrrl In high school in the 80s, I remember learning about the Women‘s Rights Movement and the attempted passing of the ERA. I felt so lucky to be alive in a time when it seemed that women had moved so far ahead and hopeful that the future would see even more progress. Now, my daughter is in HS and I cannot say the same anymore. Seems bizarre that the dystopian reads of that decade don‘t seem so farfetched anymore. 2w
Brooke_H @Readergrrl I know. It‘s so wild. 2w
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Sweet personal stories and essays by Australian writers about the books that formed their writing lives.

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Fire Sermon | Jamie Quatro
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Starting this one. #morningreads

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Mehso-so

I think this book of romance short stories would be perfect for a hardcore romance fan. I like romance, but not any more or less than any other genre, and by the halfway point of this book, I was feeling some romance fatigue. But the stories are retellings of myths, many of which I had never heard of, so that was pretty cool. The author is skilled and her banter is great. And most of the stories have happy endings.

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Panpan

I bought a pulpy paperback style edition of this book at a used bookstore, and I was excited for some cheesy pulpy style murder mystery 1950s action. Alas. Even with the cult bad guys and crazed reefer addicts and the creepy mountain mansion, there are really very few spinsters actually in jeopardy, and the book is entirely boring. If it had been any longer, I wouldn't have finished it.

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Mehso-so

Although this pop neuroscience book is fast-paced and entertaining, it's too reductive and generalizing. I had to side-eye Eagleman's statement that all men are sexually attracted to women with giant pupils. Many men aren't attracted to women at all, no matter how sexy AF her magnificently enormous pupils are. And I reject his statement that free will does not exist.

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Morning read

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Bought this one in a used-book store in Chico, CA because the title cracked me up. 1961 paperback mystery, New Zealander author, pubbed in 1954. It‘s the 17th in a series, which I usually don‘t start with (oops!), but I‘m doing it.

Maria514626 The title and the cover! 😱😆 This would make great, silly, wall art. 2mo
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Oliver Twisted | J D Sharpe
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I was hoping this would have more humor and winks at the reader, something like Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. But nope. It's just a straight horror retelling of Oliver Twist. Ho hum.

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Mamasaurus | Stephan Lomp
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Cute picture book of the day

Maria514626 Oooooh! ❤️ I‘m putting this on my Christmas idea list for my great-nephew. 2mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Excited for book club tonight. It‘s our first in-person meeting in…I don‘t even know how long! 📚

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The Writer | Davide Cali
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BittersweetBooks This is adorable, I think I need it 😍 2mo
EvieBee I really liked this one! 2mo
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My new staff pick

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So relatable

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Michael Tolliver Lives | Armistead Maupin
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I've been avoiding the last few books in this series because I really disliked #5-6. But I enjoyed this one quite a bit. Although I have a hard time relating to Michael himself, I did relate to some of the situations he found himself in. And I must admit, it was nice to catch up with the Barbary Lane crew. It's been a long time.

CarolynM ❤️ 3mo
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Panpan

All of these "sci-fi" stories were pretty dry. I'm wondering if the translations could be to blame. Also...many of the stories were not sci-fi. A dude dreaming his dead grandpa took him to look at the stars...not sci-fi. It was a fast and easy read, so there's that, I guess. ?‍♀️

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Serenity: Those Left Behind 2nd Edition | Various, Joss Whedon, Brett Matthews, Laura Martin, Will Conrad
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This was...fine. Like watching one of the more mediocre episodes of the show. Hopefully these comics will get a little more exciting as the storyline progresses. The art is very good. (disclosure: I read a different edition of this long ago, but this one had extra materials, and it's a nicer copy. So I bought it and reread it.)

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Superlative short stories that tie in with Goldberg's other two Gangsterland books. I'd recommend reading those first. "The Spare" is particularly touching. These stories are dark, tense, and poignant, but also funny in that twisted Goldberg way.

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Supertruck | Stephen Savage
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Bel Canto Books | Long Beach, California (Bookstore)
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This was a funny shop. There was a tiny space for books, and the rest was for…clothes, plants, food, beer, you name it. Also there was no AC, so 🥵. But the building was gorgeous and I was happy to support.

sarahbellum Do you live near Long Beach? I live very close by! 3mo
Brooke_H @sarahbellum I wish I did!! No, but we drove my daughter down to CSULB this past weekend. 3mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Happy Bookstore Romance Day! 🥰

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Got some good deals tonight at the Long Beach B&N.

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Brief? No. Seven killings? More like 700 maybe. You know how sometimes you might go for a run, and when you start out, you're like, ugh why am I doing this? and then about a quarter of the way in, you're like, okay, maybe I'm kind of into this, but when it's over, you're like, oh I'm really glad I did that, but also thank god it's over? That is exactly the experience of reading this book.

CBee I love your review 😂👏🏻 4mo
Brooke_H @CBee Thanks! 😉 4mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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My current staff pick

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Cute board book of the day

SleepyDragon How is this not in my life already? 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Lunchtime reading… My very first zine!

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This cover cracks me up. 🐔#cutepicturebookoftheday

Caroline2 😆 That chicken! OH and it‘s the same illustrator as Rock Paper Scissors. I love that book!! 👍 4mo
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Cute picture book of the day

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Thank you so much, @Rachel.Rencher ! ❤️ It was such a delight to receive our packages today, and we had so much fun opening them and comparing teas and stickers. And what a perfect book choice for me! Littens, definitely check out Rachel‘s TikTok to see how absolutely beautifully these books are wrapped! Her TikTok is bookishcouple ❤️📚

Rachel.Rencher Oh my gosh, I had no idea you were a Litten!! Thanks so much for posting this here, Brooke! 🥰 4mo
Brooke_H @Rachel.Rencher I‘m glad your shop is having so much success! ☺️ 4mo
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Bailedbailed

Bailing at p53. While I think it‘s sweet that Christopher Tolkien committed himself academically to his dad‘s work, this book spends way too much time discussing JRR‘s process in writing it and not enough time on the actual stories. Would have much preferred a slim volume of the actual stories with maybe one paragraph of discussion.

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Today‘s read

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Bailedbailed

DNFing at p165. Way too slow and I‘m bored with the ‘90s misogyny.

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Compelling—and often really horribly graphic—memoir of a 1950s midwife in the poverty-stricken conditions of East London. While oftentimes judgy toward the people in the neighborhood, it was also fascinating. (No, I haven‘t really watched the show. Maybe one episode many years ago.) I would have liked some photos and also some more of Jennifer‘s backstory. She hints at a heartbreaking romance, but maybe she saved that for later memoirs.

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Had a nice time in the early morning cool before work. It got up to 105 degrees today. 🥵

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Not Quite Narwhal | Jessie Sima
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I Can Only Draw Worms | Will Mabbitt
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The Change: A Novel | Kirsten Miller
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Spontaneous Barnes & Noble purchases 📚

Redhead_reads Good ones!!! 5mo
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Bailedbailed

DNF at 150 pgs. The teen characters are mostly unrelatable stereotypes. Elena is terrible. The TV show was a vast improvement. Glad I gave it a try, but cannot finish.

sprainedbrain These books are just so bad. 😬 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Check out @Nessavamusic and her amazing achievement! 🎉 #100kgiveaway

Nessavamusic Thank you & Good Luck! 5mo
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Three novellas centered sound side characters from Wonder. Sweet and thoughtful.

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Starting a new one this morning 📖 #books #morningreads #romance

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Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Bailedbailed

DNFing at 25%. Sooooooo sloooooow. I just can‘t.

mcctrish I read this ages ago (fall 2017) and I gave it 4 ⭐️ on Goodreads . I remember loving the cover and being transported by it 5mo
shanaqui Yeah, I felt pretty similar. I did finish it because I remembered finding one of the relationships compelling, but otherwise... it didn't pay off for me. 5mo
Brooke_H @shanaqui I think with the headspace I‘m in, I just need something a little faster-paced and not so…gloomy, I guess? 5mo
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Some unwinding before what is going to be a hectic day.

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Better Nate Than Ever | Tim Federle
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Recent reads. Loved them all except Bad Twin…

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Better Nate Than Ever | Tim Federle
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I watched the Better Nate Than Ever musical film on Disney Plus not too long ago and enjoyed it. So I thought I'd just read the middle-grade novel it was based on. Not at all suprisingly, the book is better. Like way better. Like I was surprised at how excellent it is. Nate is sweet, smart, charming, resourceful, brave, and so funny. I LOL'd at various points (and yes, got choked up too). And I loved all the musical references.

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Superbat | Matt Carr
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