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Chelsea.Poole

Chelsea.Poole

Joined December 2016

Librarian📚 Audiobook at all times. Nature, essays, bios, literary fiction and mysteries/thrillers are my favorites 🌻
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Soccer | Hugh Hornby
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Livin‘ that soccer life. ⚽️

BarbaraBB I remember those days 😀 2d
sarahbarnes This is what I‘d be doing, too! 📖 2d
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8 #writtenbyajournalist
24 #mclivingwithaids
12 #murdermystery
11 #nauticalnovel
16 #aboutsisters (and brothers!)
15 #setinahotellodgeorinn (vacation lake house? 🤷🏼‍♀️)
#Booked2022

Cinfhen Well done!!! Don‘t forget to fill out the form….which I currently can‘t locate 🤪it‘s been one of those weeks 3d
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen done! Thanks! 3d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job! I see you in the entries. 👏🏻🙌🏻 21h
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I resisted this because of the title —I don‘t want to read about moms dying. But this blew up and I gave in to the short audiobook, narrated by the author and so glad I did. I‘ve never seen a single episode of iCarly but it‘s not necessary to have any prior knowledge of McCurdy to deeply connect with her through her experiences she shares. Her issues stem from her emotionally unstable and ill mother who manipulated Jennette into acting as a child.

ElizaMarie I felt the same way! I was hesitant to pick this up… but the audio was so short — why not? So glad I did :) 4d
Suet624 She has an interesting interview with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman on Armchair Expert if you want to listen... 4d
OrangeMooseReads I have a hold put in for this. It sounds interesting. 4d
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October, October | Katya Balen
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October #bookspin 🍁 📚

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 5d
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Drove across the road to the river for this photo! We are blessed to live in a river town, with gorgeous views of the Ohio River. That‘s mainly why this book appealed to me — a grand river expedition through America‘s waterways — do any of my local areas feature in the book? The “riverman” canoed (many miles!) alone and eventually disappeared during a journey.
I was reminded of The Stranger in the Woods but I didn‘t find this one as riveting.

mdm139 You might really love Life on the Mississippi by Rinker Buck. He makes a flatboat from the 1800s and goes down the Ohio River to the Mississippi all the way to New Orleans. 6d
Chelsea.Poole @mdm139 thanks so much for the rec! I think I read a review of this from @Megabooks and thought it might work for me! Thanks for the reminder 👍 6d
Chelsea.Poole Oops nearly forgot this was my #doublespin for September @TheAromaofBooks 5d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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Read for book club and discussed yesterday. I was wishy washy on this, though it‘s incredibly readable and charming at times. After the book club discussion I came away with a deeper appreciation of this title and what the author attempted to do through this adult fairy tale. Humans assign meaning to the world which is mostly just out there doing it‘s own thing. Love and grief change how we humans see our world.

marleed Oh this is one of 28 nominations for 2023 reading with my IRL bookclub. We find out the 11 winners next month. 6d
Chelsea.Poole @marleed I would have never enjoyed this on my own, but reading it and discussing it with others really enhanced my experience. It brought out many good topics for our group, maybe it will for yours too if it‘s chosen! 5d
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Living that stay at home mom life this week! 🙌
My in-laws are on vacation, so I‘m off work doing pickups and hanging with my boys after school.
Taking full advantage of this time to read while they‘re in school! 📖 (and ignoring the mess in the next room!)

gossamerchild That coffee/tea mug definitely made me do a double take 😆 I love it. 6d
Chelsea.Poole @gossamerchild thanks! I love it! …a present from my husband. 😆 🐦 6d
gossamerchild @Chelsea.Poole that is pretty awesome 😅 5d
tpixie What a gift in disguise! Hope you enjoyed that week!! 1d
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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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This was good, not great and something I fear I‘ll forget in a few months. I loved the premise: a pair of girls growing up together in NYC with ties to the Italian mafia. The novel spans their girlhood through adulthood in 30s-50s Brooklyn. There was nothing specific I didn‘t like, but it just failed to “wow” me. Maybe it was my mood?

Megabooks Yeah, I don‘t remember this well six months later. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But I liked it. Good not great for sure. 1w
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‘Coming of age memoirs that feature nontraditional childhoods‘ —there‘s an entire sub genre of this and Normal Family fits perfectly here. Conceived via AI, in a pretty random fashion, Chrysta‘s childhood is in constant upheaval. Chrysta‘s mother goes through many partners, pets, homes, jobs, and lifestyles. Readers know from the get-go that her father has fathered MANY children who are finding each other via dna testing. A great read.

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My oh my how I love a Friday evening 💕 📖
Especially this early fall weather! 🍃🌾

BarbaraBB That looks so inviting 🤍🥰 1w
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#NaturaLitsy folks -- stumbled across this list from GoodReads! I am loving these titles, though it was published in 2021:

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/2076-green-party-the-recent-rise-of-nature-b...

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Oooh! Thanks for sharing!! 😍 1w
Johanna414 This is just about the only genre of nonfiction I read, but I love it! Lab Girl is one of my all time favorite books 1w
AllDebooks There are some amazing books there. Thanks for the tag x 1w
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jlhammar Great list, thank you! I loved Owls of the Eastern Ice. Why Fish Don't Exist was also really good. 1w
ShelleyBooksie Thank you for sharing this. @DinoMom 1w
DinoMom Books of eels has been on my TBR for awhile. Need to check out the list 1w
Chelsea.Poole @Johanna414 I also really enjoyed Lab Girl! 1w
Chelsea.Poole @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm @AllDebooks @jlhammar @ShelleyBooksie maybe we can read something from this in the future! 😊 1w
Chelsea.Poole @jlhammar also enjoyed Why Fish Don‘t Exist. So thought-provoking! I haven‘t read Owls yet but I really want to, even more so now that I know you loved it! 🦉 1w
Chelsea.Poole @DinoMom same here! I need to find time to read Eels! 1w
AllDebooks @Chelsea.Poole I'm in, tbh I'm noting them ready for the 2023 #natureLitsy challenge 🤪 1w
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Carrie Soto is the tennis GOAT in this 90s-set comeback story. Highly anticipated, but really different than the author‘s previous novels I‘ve read — Daisy Jones, Malibu, and Evelyn Hugo. The entire book is about tennis, including individual sets, practicing, and even the medium through which each of the characters relate to one another. It‘s a testament to TJR‘s skill that I enjoyed the novel about something I care little about! 🎾

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Finding the Mother Tree | Suzanne Simard
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Spent some more time with this #naturalitsy buddy read yesterday. Based on the title and subtitle, I assumed we were going to be getting all trees, all the time but we are actually getting some trees, but loads of Simard‘s family history and experiences working for a logging company. I think (hope) we will get there with the titular subject matter, just with some personal detours… 🌳

AllDebooks Gorgeous photo, thank you for the tag 😀 I'm the same, hoping for more science as she progresses in her career 2w
Soubhiville Lovely photo 💛 2w
Mitch Love your cover much better than mine! 2w
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This is why I read…my life has honestly been changed by this book “Bicycling with Butterflies” which I read one year ago. My oldest son and I have been on a quest since then to raise monarchs and create a habitat for them in our yard. I‘m over the moon to report that our effort has paid off and we will have butterflies who have hatched from eggs, eaten all of our milkweed as caterpillars, and will soon be metamorphosing in a matter of days!! ♥️

Librariana I love 🦋 and love that a book inspired you and your son to create a habitat for them. How special! 3w
Soubhiville 💜 that‘s wonderful. 3w
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Reggie Way to go!!! 3w
BookBosomed1 I raised by first butterfly this summer. It was such a neat experience. Thanks for helping these pollinators and Earth! 3w
mrp27 So cool! 3w
Ruthiella Neat! Congratulations to you and your son! 👍 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Librariana oh same! It‘s been such a sweet experience with him. He gets so excited when there‘s a development 🥰 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Soubhiville @Reggie @mrp27 @Ruthiella thank you all!! It has been very rewarding in our lives ♥️ 2w
Chelsea.Poole @BookBosomed1 oh, congrats! And thank you too! I‘m trying to spread the word and methods to my family members. We are going to be attempting to grow much more milkweed last year and spreading the love! My baby cats 🐛 ate every last leaf of my plants this year! Did you have monarchs? 2w
Chelsea.Poole Also, a good fit for #naturalitsy 🦋 2w
BookBosomed1 @Chelsea.Poole Wise plan! Mine wasn‘t a monarch. It was a…I forget it‘s name. It was black with spots. My friend, who is a biologist, was raising them and gifted me one. So, I had hardly any idea what I was doing. It was beautiful. 2w
AllDebooks Oh how lovely is this. I love that your son experienced this with you x 2w
EvieBee Eeeek!!! How exciting!! 🦋 2w
SamAnne Oh so cool! 2w
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I cannot say enough good things about this! Written by the creator of the tv show “The Good Place”, this is a delightful introduction to philosophical schools of thought on how to be a good person. The author‘s interest in this subject came from his research for the show. I feel like I learned some things while giggling AND may be able to use the concepts to be “perfect” 😂
Excellent narration/audio production which is definitely the way to go.

Bookwormjillk I bought this audiobook when it came out and I keep forgetting to read it. 3w
BiblioLitten I really liked The Good Place 3w
Chelsea.Poole @BiblioLitten good to know! I need to give it a try soon 😊 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Bookwormjillk I found it delightful..hope you do as well if you get around to it! 2w
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Wow, No Thank You. | Samantha Irby
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SAMANTHA IRBY HAS A NEW BOOK COMING OUT!! eeekkkk. 🦨 Couldn't find it in the database here, but read about it on Entertainment Weekly here: https://ew.com/books/samantha-irby-first-look-quietly-hostile/

jlhammar Yay! I always enjoy her. What a great cover! 3w
Chelsea.Poole @jlhammar I love that they have stayed consistent with her covers. 3w
Catsandbooks She's fantastic! Looking forward to this one! 3w
Christine ‼️🎉❤️ 2w
Megabooks I saw this! She‘s an auto read on audio! 2w
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This aims to examine all aspects of modern life, namely “WEIRD” existence (western culture), compare it to humans who came before, and guide us how we should be living, covering diet, parenting, rituals, schooling, and so much more. Fascinating at times. The audio production is subpar 😬 and the authors came off as arrogant to me in several sections describing how wonderful THEY are in their parenting choices etc. However, still a great read!

Chelsea.Poole Reminded me a bit of, which was also good but focused mainly on, you guessed it, exercise. 3w
Megabooks I bailed on this. I couldn‘t get past the bad production values. 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Megabooks it really was bad 😬 and was all the more obvious now that I‘m listening to an excellently produced audiobook directly following it (and I highly recommend!) (edited) 3w
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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First travel game for us…Carrie game along! ⚽️

Megabooks Tennis would‘ve been more appropriate 😉😉 3w
Chelsea.Poole @megabooks yes!! lol! There's just SO much tennis in here. Like the whole thing! I guess I expected as much, but a little break here and there for life and relationships would be nice! 🎾 3w
britt_brooke Living that soccer life! I can identify. Both of my boys are in club travel soccer now and it takes all of our time, but it‘s fun, too! 2w
Chelsea.Poole @britt_brooke yes! Same here…keeps us busy but we love it and often get to explore new little areas we wouldn‘t have otherwise. 2w
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Spent some time with Carrie Soto on the porch last night!

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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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To do: watch Gadsby‘s Netflix specials.

Narrated by Hannah, this “memoir situation” audiobook contains snippets of her life, from growing up in Tasmania all the way to her explosive Netflix special, “Nanette”. Humor? Yes. Serious and emotional? Yes. Essential? Yes. She discusses her experience discovering that she‘s autistic and also her realization that she‘s gay. Highly recommend listening to her delivery of her own story.

Chelsea.Poole @TheAromaofBooks my September #bookspin and I‘m so glad it‘s number was chosen because I kept pushing it back. Thanks! 3w
wanderinglynn I love her comedy specials. I recommend watching Nanette first and then Douglas. 3w
rabbitprincess Had some Libro.fm credits burning a hole in my pocket, so I picked this up! Thanks for being the one to push me to finally get this 😊 3w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3w
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Hard to read at times, and I think I would have benefited from this in physical book format, but an excellent, if slightly dense, read. A history of the Creek Nation, especially in relation to black people. Accepted into their culture and life initially, but later cast out after white men, namely the American government, become involved. Questions of race, identity and social belonging —who gets to decide how we define ourselves?

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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I‘m on a quest to finish reading books I began and abandoned—but still interested in. I began After the Flood in 2019 😱 but the story was still so vivid in my mind, so I had no trouble jumping back in. Myra and daughter Pearl are on a quest to locate her oldest daughter in a world that has been flooded and therefore must make the journey by ship. This is a post-apocalyptic pirate and yet literary novel. Love the premise but a bit repetitive.

kstadt929 I really need to go back and read some abandoned books too 😂 I usually finish, but sometimes I read more than one at once and then end up running away with the interesting story!! (edited) 3w
Chelsea.Poole @kstadt929 oh my gosh same thing here!! I‘m almost caught up…I have two more to go 😆 3w
DivineDiana Cheers to you! Always a personal goal as well! You have reminded me to not forget about it! 🙂 3w
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Finding the Mother Tree | Suzanne Simard
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Friends, I‘ve been reading, but so behind on posts! Treated myself a couple days ago following a less-than-fun medical appointment. (Nothing wrong!)
Starting this one for #naturalitsy and I‘m enjoying it so far, though it isn‘t exactly what I expected.

Megabooks That pizza looks fantastic!! 3w
AllDebooks Oh that pizza 😋 3w
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I had this checked out on Libby before I swore off thrillers for a bit. I listened to it at a higher speed than normal (2.3x) which helped me get through the repetitiveness at the beginning. Better than a few I‘ve read recently, but feels like this is a mashup of so many other books I‘ve read, I doubt I‘ll remember a thing about it. “Drunk lady thinks she sees a crime” trope but with twists. Spoiler in comments! ⬇️

Chelsea.Poole Anyone else get vibes of this one?? (Which I loved!) but this felt like it stole that concept and threw in all the other tropes in a blender and here we are. 4w
BarbaraBB Yes, I liked that one much more than this! 4w
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Totally charmed by both the message & delivery of this audiobook. Carvan describes her fascination with Benedict Cumberbatch as an older woman and interviews others in the fandom after being caught off guard by how much it is impacting her life, making a case for jumping into whatever brings us joy in life. I found this delightful and learned so much about Cumberbatch, though this truly isn‘t ALL about him 😆 I‘ve even decided to watch Sherlock!

Yuki_Onna Benedict Cumberbatch! 💕 My hero! 4w
Soubhiville Oh, Sherlock is brilliant! Enjoy it! 4w
aa_guer2021 What a brilliant premise! 🤣🤣 Sherlock is phenomenally well done, and he is also great as Alan Turing in the Imitation Game! ❤️ 4w
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erzascarletbookgasm Interesting! 4w
Chelsea.Poole @Yuki_Onna this book certainly made me interested in him! 🤩 4w
Chelsea.Poole @Soubhiville thanks! I‘m excited! 4w
Chelsea.Poole @aa_guer2021 I just watched the Imitation Game…so good!! (Watched after hearing how amazing Cumberbatch is so had to see for myself) loved it! 4w
DivineDiana This sounds like fun! Stacked! 3w
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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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This was a good mystery, written by Ashley Flowers, true crime podcaster, turned novelist apparently. In this, a 6 year old little girl is murdered and crime reporter, Margot, returns to her hometown to solve the case and care for her ill uncle. Margot attempts to connect this crime to others in the area which are similar. Some unbelievable stuff, but no huge plot holes that I fell into. So a pick! One of the better thrillers I‘ve read recently.

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The Dozier School for Boys was a horrific institution, located in Southern Florida, where boys were sent for all manner of reasons. From minor infractions or maybe just because they were disabled, many suffered at the hands of cruel staff and unjust practices which amounted to torture in many cases. In this book, Kimmerle documents her attempt to find some of the missing boys who died at the school under suspicious circumstances. Continued ⬇️

Chelsea.Poole The tagged book is based on this institution, scenes from which I remembered while reading the nonfiction title. Would be a great pairing together 1mo
Christine OMG I was longing for a book like this after Nickel Boys! Thanks for bringing this to my attention. ❤️ 1mo
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Dolly is a national treasure. I was able see her a few weeks ago at a luncheon for the Imagination Library for our state; librarians were invited. She‘s a true delight and reading this book has only enhanced my appreciation of the social icon she‘s become. This woman has it all figured out. She‘ll make fun of herself before anyone else gets a chance to do so. She‘s down to earth, but oh so wise. A great (short) book of essays about this gem.💎

Christine How cool! She‘s the best. 1mo
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Behind on reviews! Trailed is a #truecrime book unlike most; the author focuses on the victims, who they were, what they loved, and her connection to them as a student where they attended college. Lillie and Julie were murdered while camping and hiking in Shenandoah National Park, near the AT, in 1996. The author obviously believes that the case needs to be reconsidered. There‘s also some examination of National Parks and crimes committed within.

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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Whhyyyy did I read this book when I just read Winstead‘s previous “In My Dreams I Hold a Knife” and couldn‘t wait for it to be over?? Oh, because I paid ZERO attention to the author and (warp speed) checked it out based on the word “cult” in the description. But you know what? This was not enjoyable and it‘s totally unrealistic which makes me mad at myself. Also, the cover is pretty. But the title didn‘t match the book either. Ugh! #rantorreview

KathyWheeler I‘ve been hesitant about this book because I wasn‘t in love with In My Dreams I Hold a Knife either. Great title, but meh book. I might just leave this one at the library. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @KathyWheeler I would say leave it there for the next unsuspecting reader 😆 1mo
KathyWheeler @Chelsea.Poole 😄 1mo
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The Spinster Book | MYRTLE REED
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So many of these make an appearance each month. I‘m going to make more of an effort to clear the whole thing starting this month! 🍃 September 2022 #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

AllDebooks Oooh some great picks there 👌 1mo
Chelsea.Poole Yes! A few that‘ll work for #naturalitsy 🌻 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
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A low pick for some sweet and super relatable cartoons about reading. However, I‘m not a writer so the second half all about writing and authorship/poems were not what I signed up for. A pleasant way to start my mornings several days in a row while trying to wake up. Probably would be less forgiving if I‘d paid for this, -but I don‘t pay for any books I read (libraries rock!)- because it‘s not very meaty.

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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Today is my youngest‘s first day of preschool! (Pictured walking in w big brother!) 😭 my mama heart is so proud and happy for him but it‘s a bittersweet moment because he‘s growing so quickly! I‘m feeling like a housewife today—I took the day off for drop-off and pickup, so this new audiobook is perfect for today!

wanderinglynn Aw! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Dragon Hugs 🤗 💚🐉 1mo
BarbaraBB I feel you! Time flies. But every age has its charms. I feel like a grandma now 🤣 (edited) 1mo
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BiblioLitten Aww my lil one is starting kinder next month. Time flies 💕 I hope he has an amazing year ahead. 1mo
ncsufoxes It does go so fast. We dropped our oldest off at college a few weeks ago & my youngest starts 1st grade tomorrow. ❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Awwww!! 💜 1mo
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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An utter delight! I loved this quirky (but not too saccharine) novel filled with creatures and the opinions of ghosts, featuring a homecoming; it‘s silly and sweet, but also full of sad and meaningful moments. Why did I wait so long to read this? This is a book right up my alley and I will be recommending it to many! 🦊
Side note: it‘s soccer season! Love watching my boys play! ⚽️ ♥️

Megabooks Great review! 💯 agree! 1mo
BiblioLitten Have you read Rabbit Cake by the same author? 1mo
jlhammar Loved this one! An utter delight indeed! 1mo
Kboltz Loved it! 3w
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This was an excellent true crime book about two cases I knew nothing about. Abductions and then subsequent calls to the victim‘s home…chilling descriptions of the killer‘s conversations with the family are featured throughout. This author duo have collaborated on several others that I‘ve enjoyed as well, but this is my favorite of theirs.

Chelsea.Poole @EvieBee @jlhammar — hey you two, this is a good #truecrime if you don‘t already have it on your radar! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Ooh, I haven‘t read this one. Might give it a bit of distance from the Crime Junkie episode on the same killer (with convo with John Douglas!) though 😆 1mo
jlhammar Sounds really good. Thanks for the rec! 1mo
EvieBee This sounds great!! I will definitely check it out! Thanks so much ❤️ 1mo
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I resisted this for years…seemed too [something] for my taste, but I knew our book club members would love it, so I picked it for this month‘s read. I did enjoyed the humor and sweet moments these merry band of packhorse librarians provided during their journeys around the mountains of eastern Kentucky. I appreciate this for what it is: a feel-good read with an obvious conclusion. But the characters were either too good or too bad, no nuance.

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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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Breakfast!

Aims42 That is an A+ looking breakfast!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy! 1mo
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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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#libraryhaul 📚
Now I just need to find the time to sit down with these beauties! Hopefully this weekend will include some reading time!

allureofbeauty I really want to read Unmask Alice 1mo
Cinfhen I miss my local library 📚🥲 1mo
Cinfhen Great picks!!! 1mo
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BarbaraBB Excited to read your review of the Ashley Flowers one. I‘m on the edge about it! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen your review (and others‘ here on litsy!) influenced The Colony in this stack! ♥️ 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @allureofbeauty same! Sounds v interesting…hopefully it lives up to my expectations 😆 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen libraries are magical. I‘m so lucky to work in our local library ♥️📚 It was my first “real” job as a teenager and I never left! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @BarbaraBB that‘s the one I‘m starting with…just read a few pages but hope to make some progress today. Will update 😊 1mo
BarbaraBB Looking forward to it! 1mo
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Loved this graphic novel! A group of twenty-somethings in NYC, Asian-American, beginning careers in publishing live together. They realize a famous author lives in their building!
I‘ve always been interested in the publishing side of the book world; I‘m in a library so I see the side of connecting readers to books. However, not a huge focus on books, and more a story about friendship and figuring out life.
This is a delight.

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Having recently listened to the audiobook of Earhustle (tagged below), I wanted to continue to learn about prison life and the circumstances of one‘s life that lead to imprisonment. This was a great follow up, although Kruzan‘s story is painful and difficult to read at times. This is a short audiobook and I can definitely tell she had a co-author, as some of the passages feel distant. A similar story to Cyntoia Brown Long‘s.

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I listened to this as an audiobook (available on #hoopla) and I was expecting something different than what this book actually is, in tone, not necessarily subject matter. Obviously this is going to be about moles. But the author, Welsh, nearing the end of his life, narrates his work and I found it to be rather despondent. I wonder if reading the physical book would have changed my views of this and maybe his bleak tone was just his inflection. ⬇️

Chelsea.Poole Either way, I liked this book and the reflections on a lifetime spent in the natural world. Plus, love that the setting is Wales. Always on a quest for more from 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 #Naturalitsy 2mo
AllDebooks Sounds great, it's on my tbr list. I'll make sure to avoid the audiobook. 2mo
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Ugh, the title perfectly explains my experience attempting to read this. 😏
On paper, this book should have been a winner for me…I love nonfiction and throw a crime in there while I‘m learning something and 💥! But nope. I think it may have had something to do with the tone of the narration. Very dry and I couldn‘t care, even at 80% in! Bailed with only a little more to go because life is too short!

TheAromaofBooks Nonfiction is so dependent on the author's ability to make the material engaging! 2mo
Megabooks Sorry this didn‘t work. Tbh, I don‘t remember it well. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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It‘s been a wonderful, beautiful weekend full of family, friends, reading and delicious food. Heading into this upcoming week on a high note. 📖 🌸 🌻

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Easy Beauty | Chlo Cooper Jones
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Intimate scenes from a life of feeling “other” as a result of the negative reactions to her disability classmates, strangers, and even those closest to Cooper Jones heap upon her. Bravely told, and beautifully written, this memoir asks readers to look unflinchingly at the author‘s life experiences, painful though they may be. An eye-opening read for me!

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The Club | Ellery Lloyd
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I did not enjoy this book. I listened to the audiobook which may be a reason why I couldn‘t keep all the many characters straight in my mind. I had hoped this would really work for me, as the blurb made me think it may be similar to The Guest List which I really enjoyed. But there were too many threads running through this that switched to a new character‘s perspective. Not enough time with any one to become fully engrossed. Then I didn‘t care.

Megabooks Thanks for the honest review. I was on the fence and I think I‘ll skip. 2mo
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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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This is one of those books that puts me right in the shoes of the main character. I could visualize her environment, feel her desperation, and yearned for some relief from it all. Experiencing these horrible circumstances on the page is of course nothing like the realities faced by, in this case a character who‘s based on a young woman who experienced these actual events. Underage sex, poverty, corrupt law enforcement, child neglect.

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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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Submarines have always totally creeped me out, so I was uneasy during this whole book. Excellent writing and it‘s short, so I wasn‘t tortured for very long. 😆 Need to think more on this to ponder the themes and meaning behind it all. Spent much of the reading experience feeling claustrophobic. 😬
Looking forward to the #camplitsy discussion! Also this is my #bookspin for August.

Megabooks Thinking of submarines makes me feel claustrophobic too so 😬😬😬 2mo
jdiehr I toured a submarine in San Francisco and walked straight through saying, "excuse me, excuse me," in order to get out as fast as I could. 2mo
Sparklemn @jdiehr Sounds like me every time I'm in a big crowd. 2mo
allureofbeauty I really want to read this one. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks I get stressed every time I watch a movie that takes place on a submarine 😂 2mo
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The impact of humans on the earth is incredible and has far reaching consequences. I put off reading this for so long, hoping I‘d be in a better headspace for it, but I needn‘t have worried; this is surprisingly hopeful (?) and informative about the ways scientists are attempting to correct our mistakes. Who knew there‘s a fish that lives solely in Death Valley? The pupfish! Coral, the ozone, Asian carp, the cane toad, illustrate issues. Great!🐝

Megabooks This was fascinating! 2mo
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This was a great read and my favorite cover of the year (so far at least). Fully developed characters who were quirky, intelligent, and full of personality, feelings, and opinions like real people. I feel like I know Sam and Sadie, the two main characters who we were introduced to as young children and follow through to adulthood with a stop at Harvard along the way. Zevin unfolds their backstories in an natural way that made me want to know more!

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Our Wives Under the Sea | Julia Armfield
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My #bookspin and #doublebookspin seem to have a theme! I‘ll be in the ocean with both reads. 🌊
Our wives is for #camplitsy

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