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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Just hanging in the kitchen with my new pal, Michelle O 😊 #AudioCooking 🎧

Crazeedi Beautiful flowers!! 6m
Kalalalatja Perfect photo 👌 3m
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Congrats to Susan Choi this year‘s winner of the National Book Award for fiction 🎊
And congrats to Sarah M. Broom; 2019 #NationalBookAward NF winner 🎉
I think I just found my #pop20 #BookThatWonAnAwardIn2019

JennyM I found this book a slog to read! 7h
Cinfhen I‘ve seen mixed reviews @JennyM but I did purchase book a few weeks ago when it was a #KindleDailyDeal I‘m willing to give it a try 😉 6h
Hooked_on_books I hated this book. I‘m mad it won. I wanted Disappearing Earth to win. I wanted Thick to win for NF, but do look forward to The Yellow House. I‘ve heard good things. 6h
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Cinfhen Im still surprised that On Earth didn‘t make the short list @Hooked_on_books Award season is always surprising!! Do you follow #TheRooster #ToB ???? 6h
Hooked_on_books I do pay attention to their list, as I‘ve found some great books on it. But their tournament often ends with a book I disliked winning. Maybe I‘m just the weirdo. 😜 I‘m just bummed about NBA as I‘ve found them to be a pretty reliable mirror of my taste and they weren‘t this year. Hopefully we‘ll realign next year. 5h
Megabooks I bailed on Trust Exercise. Hated it! I hope you like it more. 3h
Cinfhen Wow!! That‘s 3 in a row who hated Trust Exercise @JennyM @Hooked_on_books @Megabooks 2h
Soubhiville I also bailed on Trust Exercise. I‘m looking forward to Yellow House though. @Mitch picked it up while she was in Austin. Did you read it yet Mitch? 1h
MicheleinPhilly I own both of these but haven‘t read either. Surprise surprise. 🙄 now
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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#MOvember Poor Lilli, pregnant, unmarried and alone she decides she‘s going to keep her baby. That‘s not easy 1883! I thought I would love this book, but the timing was off for me. Book is in hibernation but I hope to try again. #PapaDontPreach

TrishB There are a lot of hibernating books on Litsy 😁 (edited) 4h
Cinfhen Yup!!! But that‘s ok, books need to rest too!! @TrishB (edited) 4h
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Meet Minerva Buzzard, Voodoo Witch Doctor. “ Now, you know how dead time works. Dead time lasts for one hour- from half an hour before midnight to half an hour after midnight. The half hour before midnight is for doin‘ good. The half hour after midnight is for doin‘ evil.” “Seems like we need a little of both tonight”, said Minerva. #NonfictionNovember #MidnightParty

This is too wild☠️💀🧙‍♀️🧝🏼‍♀️

Laura317 This was such a good book! 15h
vivastory I just read the first two chapters & I can tell it's going to be a good one! 11h
Cinfhen @Laura317 @vivastory I‘m just amazed by this large cast of characters who are actually real!!! Savanna is such a colorful city 😜 8h
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Can this book get any whackier??? Attorney Bobby Lee Cook, straight out of casting 😉#MidnightParty #NonfictionNovember

ljuliel He looks like quite a character ! I don‘t remember there being photos in the book, but maybe there were and I‘ve forgotten. I read it so long ago . 18h
Balibee146 I'm only at chapter 7.....I love that it keeps getting whackier and I'm finding it a great read 👍👍 (read going extra slow because my edition has a teeny tiny font and I def read slower these days squinting 😂😂) 18h
lele1432 Lol!! Still waiting on my audio hold, but my local library website is awesome and I was somehow able to download an ebook copy that wasn't available on Libby. 🤷🏽‍♀️ So I'll get to start it today! 18h
Cinfhen I just posted a photo of Minerva, Voodoo Witch Doctor....this book is bizarre-O!!!! @Balibee146 @lele1432 I‘ve been going down the Google Rabbit Hole @ljuliel so many photos!!!! 17h
lele1432 I remember Minerva from the movie!! 🤣 17h
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#NotBookRelated DJ EarWorm just released his mashup Decade of 100 pop songs and it‘s FABULOUS 🎶❤️🎧👂🏼🐛💫💥 https://youtu.be/UhIte8t6BEg

BarbaraBB Great one! My daughter is a fan of DJ Earworm! 18h
Cinfhen My son & I watched it like a half a dozen times...he called the video “Nostalgic “ @BarbaraBB it‘s true ....in 2010 he was already 9 ~ that video is literally half of his childhood 😜 17h
BarbaraBB Time flies. My former baby girl (now 15...!) sings along and knows the lyrics better than I do 17h
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Cinfhen It does @BarbaraBB we‘re getting old 😱 17h
Centique That is awesome! 16h
Ruthiella Fun! 😍 11h
Cinfhen I think DJ Earworm is super talented!!!! He blends the songs and videos so effortlessly @Centique @Ruthiella 😎 8h
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Long Way Down | Jason Reynolds
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#MOvember Will‘s brother has just been shot, and Will knows the rules ~ a life for a life. He grabs the #Revolver hops in the elevator and hits zero. He has only a minute until he‘s out the door and ready to hit his mark. But in those 60 seconds, he‘s about to get educated. I listened to this audio read by Jason Reynolds and nothing could have been more lyrical.

TheBookHippie It‘s so well done. ❤️ 2d
TheLudicReader So good. 2d
TracyReadsBooks Love this book! 1d
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erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve only read one of his books, so good. 1d
Cinfhen I was surprised by how much I loved this book @erzascarletbookgasm @TracyReadsBooks @TheLudicReader @TheBookHippie What book of his would you recommend I try next?? 1d
erzascarletbookgasm I realised I‘ve read two. All American Boys and As Brave As You (middle grade). I remember liking the latter better. 1d
Cinfhen Thanks @erzascarletbookgasm I‘ll see if JR reads either of them 1d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen For Everyone and then When I was the Greatest . As Brave As You he told us was loosely based on him the younger character. I‘ve met him several times and we even got to lunch with him. One of the kindest and humblest and fiercest literacy fighters I‘ve ever met in my life . 1d
Cinfhen Thanks so much @TheBookHippie and how awesome to be able to dine with such a lovely man 😍🥰 24h
TracyReadsBooks Definitely As Brave as You. Ghost, a National Book Award finalist a couple of years ago, is very good. It‘s the first of four books about kids on an elite middle school track team. I don‘t know if you want to dive into MG but it‘s a good read. (Reynolds has definitely been writing a lot of MG recently.) 12h
Cinfhen I‘m not such a fan of MG butJason Reynolds is too good to skip. Thanks @TracyReadsBooks 8h
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American Pop: A Novel | Snowden Wright
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#PopSugar2020 #Pop2020 It‘s HERE!!!!!

BarbaraBB Oh wow, thanks! Just another evening of me and my spreadsheet ahead of me 😍 2d
Cinfhen Darn, I meant to tag you xx 2d
Cinfhen I already found some double dips and potentially triple dips!!!! 2d
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Cinfhen I‘m not doing Read Harder! Are you?? I skipped it this year 2d
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB 👆🏽👆🏽👆🏽💋💋 2d
Emilymdxn Im so excited! Definitely going to do this methodically next year rather than kinda lackadaisically as I did this year - I want to plan my reading much more next year so this will definitely help me. I love all the prompts! 2d
Kangaj1 Fun! It's new book challenge season! How do I sign up for #Booked2020? 2d
Tex2Flo I didn't even LOOK at the popsugar challenge all year. It was everything I could do to read more non-fiction! Next year for sure!
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BarbaraBB I am doing the ones you do except for the non-fiction one. Instead I do Around the Year in 52 books. So a lot of challenges again. I don‘t know if I‘ll finish them all. But I love the planning! Has Readharder been published yet? 2d
Cinfhen I don‘t think so @BarbaraBB but I LOVE the planning too @Emilymdxn @Tex2Flo the BEST part is finding books that cover multiple prompts from various challenges!!! 2d
Cinfhen Glad you want to join #Booked2020 @Kangaj1 I‘ve tagged you in the original post 💜 2d
KarenUK Thank you so much for sharing!!!!😘💕 2d
KarenUK I‘m going to do #booked2020 and #Pop20 and maybe..... #readingEurope2020 but that might be too much for me... I‘m not the fastest reader! 😂 2d
Cinfhen I‘m most “challenged “ by #ReadingEurope @KarenUK there is no way I‘m going to read 46 books and half of those countries are VERY OBSCURE ~ I‘ll just have fun with it and see how far I get 2d
Cathythoughts Yes I agree , I‘m just hoping to dip into #ReadingEurope ... I know I won‘t finish that many books in a year... this posted challenge looks great too 😳🤔.. My main objective is complete #booked2020 @KarenUK 1d
Cathythoughts Who are the organizers of #pop2020 ? 1d
Cinfhen PopSugar is an online site that runs the reading challenge and there is a BIG pop sugar group on GoodReads that really bolsters the challenge. I‘ve participated since 2016 (I think) @Cathythoughts It‘s a good blend of “easy” and “challenging”🤓 1d
Cinfhen You were a dynamo with #Booked2019 @Cathythoughts !!!!! I bet you can up your challenge intake 😊😉😘 1d
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Woohoo , Finally🙌🏻 🎉 💖After 44 weeks on the holds list..... and I JUST finished an audiobook earlier this afternoon so Im good to go☺️🙏🏻

julesG 44 weeks 😱 2d
Cinfhen Yup!!! 44 weeks!!!! @julesG (edited) 2d
Bookzombie That‘s a long wait! Looking forward to your review! 2d
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Cinfhen Thanks @Bookzombie I was wondering what I was going to listen to next!! Thankfully the universe decided for me 2d
MicheleinPhilly Be forewarned: You may fall asleep. I bought the audio for J and she found her voice so soothing and comforting, she would fall asleep EVERY time she started listening to it. 😂 2d
Cinfhen It‘s so true @MicheleinPhilly at 7:30 I had to switch it off because I really was falling asleep 💤 she has a sultry voice...very melodic 2d
MicheleinPhilly 😂 She would wake up and say “How am I already on Chapter 7???” The best part is the earbuds would stay in all night and she‘d wake up and be like, “I feel so well rested.” She‘s the coolest Sandman(lady) EVER. 2d
Centique @MicheleinPhilly I love that story so much. 😂😂 And ive also fallen asleep listening to podcasts and it was GOOOD 😝 2d
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Finally got to the murder..... I‘ve been spending hours going down the #InternetRabbitHole getting the dirt on all the interesting characters. Savanna is full of mayhem. #MidnightParty

lele1432 Lol ooohhh sounds juicy! 2d
Cinfhen I can‘t wait to watch the film @lele1432 I‘m sure it‘s going to be 🍌👖 2d
lele1432 It‘s been so long since I watched the film but I remember really enjoying it! 2d
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vivastory I remember seeing the movie when it came out. I'm on track to finish Dark Tower by tomorrow, & I will be diving right into midnight. With no plans for Thursday or Friday, I should be able to catch up fairly quickly 2d
peaknit The “characters” seem like fiction, it‘s nuts! (edited) 2d
Balibee146 I'm trying not to look at t'internet or at the movie until I've read this....slow progress so far as I'm prioritising finishing off my other reads too. Enjoying it so far though and super glad I'm reading either you 😘 2d
Cinfhen Right @peaknit @Balibee146 I mean EVERY single person he meets is whacked ( it‘s so entertaining) I can‘t wait to hear what you guys think @lele1432 @vivastory 2d
phatsallylee Back in the day, many of the featured characters took part in tours and book signings. i was able to meet several of the featured people, including the lady chablis. That was a fun book signing! 2d
Cinfhen @phatsallylee That must have been hilarious 🤣 Lady Chablis is definitely one of my favorite “characters” 1d
Cathythoughts I‘m at the murder now too ... it‘s the details : blood on oriental & Persian carpets 😳.... have to keep remembering it‘s real ! 23h
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Eventide | Kent Haruf
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Just a magnificent follow up to Plainsong. Kent Haruf was a master of capturing everyday triumphs and hardships with the most simplistic prose. I recommend reading Plainsong first. I‘ve already purchased the final book of this trilogy, Benediction. 5 BIG HEARTFELT stars. #InfiniteTissueRead I may go back and reread Our Souls At Night after I read Benediction. I feel like I might have missed subtle references to past characters.

TrishB So Plainsong is currently #99ponkindle 😁 2d
Centique Okay well I have to gird my heart and get back in to this one then! 2d
Cinfhen Buy Plainsong @TrishB I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed and just get your tissues ready @Centique and you too @TrishB I shed a few tears with both books 💕💕 2d
BarbaraBB This sounds so good. Great review!! 2d
TrishB Have done 👍🏻 you know I can‘t resist a 99p! 2d
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#MOvember #Masterpiece is the theme song from the movie WE written & directed by Madonna. Film is about the affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson. Never saw the film, maybe Amazon Prime or Netflix will have it. Wallis Simpson sounds like an interesting character.

TrishB A very interesting character! 2d
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I‘m only on chapter 6 but what an eccentric cast of characters.....and they aren‘t fictional 😉I‘m intrigued so far #MidnightParty #NonFictionNovember

Cinfhen OMG!!! Chapter 7 was WILD 😳I hope none of you are going to be offended....lots of foul language and The Lady Chablis is quite a character 😛 (edited) 3d
SamanthaMarie I looooove this book!!! :) 3d
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m not able to start yet! 3d
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vivastory Your posts are making me really eager to start this, but honestly it might be a couple of days before I do. I really want to finish Dark Tower before I begin any other books right now. 3d
Balibee146 I'm only a couple of chapters in but loving this.... Its making me want to travel 👍 3d
Suet624 A great story. This book got me interested in reading non-fiction 3d
Cinfhen I always say real life is stranger than fiction @Suet624 but this group is UNREAL 3d
Cathythoughts I‘ve started too ...I liked the start with Jim Williams & Danny .... a lot more characters coming in now , but I‘m anxious to get back to the main story about the murder. Savannah sounds like an interesting place for sure 😁👍🏻 unusual place 3d
Cathythoughts I have to keep reminding myself it‘s non - fiction 😳 3d
Balibee146 I need to get a couple of hours reading tonight.... Need to get to Chapter 7 right 😉😁👍 cheers reading buddies 💕 3d
lele1432 Ugh my audio loan has been saying "available soon in the next few days" since last week! ? Hopefully it will come through tonight or tomorrow lol 3d
Bookzombie You are all making me want to push this one up on my TBR. 🙂 2d
mrp27 I enjoyed this book so much I added a stop in Savannah on my cross country road trip (summer 2001) Loved the city. 2d
Cinfhen This book is great for #ArmChairTravel but like you, @Cathythoughts I‘m curious about the murder....I purposely haven‘t read anything about it so I don‘t even know who was murdered and who was accused of murder @Balibee146 @mrp27 @lele1432 it reads pretty quickly so I‘m sure you‘ll catch up. @erzascarletbookgasm @vivastory haven‘t begun either so no worries. If you have a copy and want to join in @Bookzombie feel free!!!! 2d
Cathythoughts I thought everyone knew ( I didn‘t) about this murder because it‘s a true story.... I‘ll be careful with my comments when I get there 👍🏻😘 (edited) 2d
Cinfhen Ha, nope I‘m ignorant of all info @Cathythoughts and it‘s better that way... but don‘t worry about slipping up ❣️ 2d
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Mixed Signals | Alyssa Cole
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Scrolling through my mail and swore I saw “Anne Patchett Editors Rely On” opened the email to discover it read “Acne Patches Editors Rely On”😬🙈😂😂#LifeOfAReader

Freespirit 😂😂😂 go to specsavers 😂😂😂 3d
Cinfhen Exactly @Freespirit 😂🤓🤓 3d
Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 3d
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Reviewsbylola Lol! It happens. 😆 3d
Cinfhen I did jot down the Acne Patches for my son though @Reviewsbylola @Bookwormjillk 3d
Reviewsbylola Check out The Ordinary skincare products! Idk if he will follow a whole skincare regimen but I‘ve seen others have great results with it. Also the Mario Badescu spot treatment! 3d
Cinfhen Thanks @Reviewsbylola he‘s been getting occasional breakouts and it‘s driving him nuts!! I‘m sure he would commit to a whole skincare regime 3d
Reviewsbylola I had two zits last week and you would have thought my world was ending. I wanted to put a paper bag over my head. 🤣 @emilyhaldi was not amused and did not feel bad, although she let me borrow her spot treatment! (edited) 3d
Cinfhen My favorite acne spot treatment was a correction stick by Murad but they discontinued it @Reviewsbylola I‘m sooooo upset 😡 3d
Slajaunie 😂😂😂 3d
emilyhaldi 🤣🤣 3d
Megabooks 😂😂😂😂😂 2d
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The Liar | Ayelet Gundar-Goshen
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I had an early morning doctor appointment located right next door to a new bookstore ( sometimes Monday‘s aren‘t sooo bad😁) Picked up these 2❣️❣️Excited for the new Ayelet Gundar-Goshen novel. She‘s an Israeli author who wrote Waking Lions which I really enjoyed. And I was emotionally exhausted by Tattooist of Auschwitz but couldn‘t pass over the sister story; Cilka‘s Journey.

Cathythoughts Tagged book sounds really good ! Maybe I should read Waking Lions first ?! 🤔 3d
Cinfhen I‘ll let you know if this one is any good. Her other book also had a lot of moral ambiguities which I love to read @Cathythoughts Books are translated from Hebrew so occasionally a phrase didn‘t sound right in my English speaking brain but it didn‘t take away from the story (edited) 3d
JenReadsAlot Cilka's Journey was a tough, but great book. 3d
Cinfhen I‘m sure @JenReadsAlot I know @DGRachel bailed it was too sad for her 😭😭😭 3d
arubabookwoman I really liked Waking Lions. From the synopsis it sounds like The Liar might involve a somewhat similar theme? 2d
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Lucky | Jackie Collins
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#MOvember These books were quite scandalous back in the day!! #LuckyStar Lucky Santangelo
From the Jackie Collins website:
“She‘s a hot-blooded beauty in love with power, hungry for pleasure… wild, notorious, trouble… She‘s… Lucky. The fabulous heroine of Chances returns.”
I should reread this series!!!

LeahBergen I have such fond teen memories of this series! 😂😂 3d
Cinfhen Me too @LeahBergen I thought Lucky was the coolest bitch on the planet 😊 3d
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Eventide | Kent Haruf
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Im getting that feeling in my stomach that something bad is about to happen .... I‘m a little nervous to continue 😣 #AllTheFeels

erzascarletbookgasm I still need to read this after Plainsong! 4d
BarbaraBB Definitely stacked! 4d
Cinfhen It‘s gotten REALLY GOOD @erzascarletbookgasm @BarbaraBB I can‘t put the book/ audio down 4d
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“You mustn‘t be taken in by moonlight and magnolias. There‘s more to Savanna than that. Things can get very murky.”
#Midnight #Foreshadowing #NonfictionNovember #SundayRead

Cathythoughts Great quote. Looking forward to it 👍🏻❤️ 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, thanks for giving me the idea for reading this book for non fiction November! (edited) 4d
Cinfhen Join our little party @erzascarletbookgasm we are only starting today!!!! 4d
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Cinfhen It‘s a book I‘ve been meaning to read for a long time @Cathythoughts I thought I owned a copy once🤔 4d
erzascarletbookgasm I own a copy for a long time! Thank you, I‘ll like to read this with your party 🎉 🙂 4d
Cinfhen Wonderful @erzascarletbookgasm welcome to #MidnightParty 🖤 4d
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Yay !! 👋 hi Jessie 4d
Balibee146 I've owned this book for years ooops 👍 4d
KarenUK I read it with a bookclub years ago.... it‘s a good one... Enjoy! 😊💕 4d
Cinfhen Do you want to join us @Balibee146 we‘re just starting a super informal buddyread today ??? 4d
Balibee146 @cinfhen thanks for the invite.... Yeah I will join in. Will make a start after His Dark Materials tonight 😁❤️👍 4d
LeticiaToraci This is a great book. 4d
Cinfhen It‘s really engaging @LeticiaToraci @KarenUK 4d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast
Week4

I feel shaky with this week‘s predictions:
I‘ve been failing at my #ARCs
Like Dreamers & My Father‘s Paradise have been on my shelf for 5+ years, I‘ve started both many times before
Looking to start a BuddyRead with @Cathythoughts @vivastory @peaknit @lele1432 for #Midnight but I haven‘t decided if I should read or listen....thoughts??!?!

Eventide is darker than Plainsong and it‘s weighing me down emotionally 😞

vivastory I'm really looking forward to Midnight. I loved Plainsong & have been meaning to read more Haruf. 4d
batsy Hope you all enjoy #Midnight! I read it some time ago but really liked it. 4d
BarbaraBB Have fun with Midnight! I read it ages ago, but don‘t remember much about it. Also, I‘ll look out for the Haruf. 4d
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Cathythoughts Oh great ! I‘m reading Midnight on kindle ... look forward to starting it this week 👍🏻❤️ 4d
Centique I haven‘t managed Eventide yet. Started it and I was just in too sad a headspace to keep going. ☹️ 4d
squirrelbrain I really enjoyed #Midnight - I read it this year for #readingUSA2019- hope you like it too... 4d
Cinfhen I decided to go with the kindle version of #Midnight and so far I‘m loving the writing and vivid descriptions @squirrelbrain @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB @batsy @vivastory 4d
Cinfhen I‘ll get back to Eventide @Centique I just need to prepare myself xx it‘s quite heavy @BarbaraBB (edited) 4d
BarbaraBB I just read the blurb and reviews. It does seem bleak and heavy indeed. Stacked nevertheless 😊 4d
RachelO You‘ve a really interesting selection of books there - but I hope you‘ve got a complete bubblegum read amongst your ARCS, for a little light relief! 4d
4thhouseontheleft That‘s a bit how I feel about my #currentread, it‘s weighing me down emotionally when I think my mind is craving lighter fare. 4d
Cinfhen I like the heavy stuff @4thhouseontheleft @RachelO but sometimes your right... your body & soul needs light!!!! 4d
peaknit If the listen would have a good narrator then totally do that. Otherwise, read! 😊 I got mine from the library, ready to go. I am in the middle of three other books but 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4d
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#MOvember #TrueBlue For as long as Blue can remember, she‘s been warned that she will cause her true love to die. She doesn't believe in true love, and never thought this would be a problem. But as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. I actually tried to read this book....#EpicFail wayyyyyy to YA for me but it has a 95% rating (I probably ruined its perfect score 😉)

BarbaraBB I‘ve had Madonna earworming all month! 🐛🎶🎶 4d
TrishB This was another of our failed buddy reads 😁 4d
Balibee146 😁 Actually one of the YAs I enjoyed vive la difference 4d
Cinfhen Too many to count @TrishB but we keep trying 💜😘 4d
emilyhaldi Definitely not for me 🙅🏻‍♀️ 4d
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Plainsong | Kent Haruf
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Mission: I will go and find EVERY book written by this brilliant author and read them all. Picked this up off my shelf on a whim and literally did not put it down for 4 hours. (Ok, i did take a bathroom break twice and made myself a cup of tea...hence 2nd bathroom break) A heartbreaking yet hopeful story set in the small town of Holt, Colorado. Told in short chapters and sparse language, I was transfixed. 5 BIG stars and a box of tissues

Ncostell I have this book on my TBR pile, I‘ll have to move it up! 5d
AmyG Our Souls at Night was a favorite...also takes place in Holt if I remember correctly. 5d
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t read this author yet but I keep meaning to. Might be a good author for 2020 as I suspect I will need frequent soothing. 5d
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Cinfhen I thought so too @AmyG and I see Plainsong is first book in a trilogy 🤗🤗🤗🤗 @Ncostell (edited) 5d
Cinfhen It‘s a little sad at times though @MicheleinPhilly and there are a few cringy moments when they describe the cattle proding 😢😢 but it‘s still really optimistic and worth a few tears 5d
emilyhaldi Oh wow!!! Adding this to my tbr stat!! 5d
Crazeedi I have this book on my shelf, haven't read, must bump up 5d
bookandbedandtea I've been looking for more books set in Colorado, or written by authors from here, so I just bought this book last week! Now I'm extra eager to read it. 5d
Cinfhen I hope I‘m not OVER selling it @bookandbedandtea @Crazeedi @emilyhaldi BUT I just loved it!!! I downloaded book 2 already 5d
BarbaraBB I loved this one too. And of course 5d
Crazeedi @BarbaraBB isnt that the book he wrote when he was dying? Or his wife was? I remember r5something about the last book 5d
CarolynM You and @BarbaraBB both loved this? Well, I have to stack it, don't I? 4d
Cinfhen I‘d love to send it to you xx @CarolynM 4d
Cinfhen Our souls at night was his last book @Crazeedi before he passed away and it‘s fabulous. Slim and powerful. Really special ~ a must read 4d
CarolynM Thank you Cindy - I'd love that. I'll email you with my address 😘 4d
Cinfhen With pleasure @CarolynM xx 4d
Centique @CarolynM I loved it too! His writing is so restrained. Small actions convey such emotional depth. I think it will be perfect for you. 😍😍😍 4d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen that's the one, I know I want to read 4d
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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Thank you @Hooked_on_books for sharing this slim but POWERFUL story with me. Did not see the ending coming at all🤯
Contemporary fiction revolving around an Nigerian American prized student & athlete from a very traditional/religious home. Niru is keeping a secret from his parents and best friend and when that secret is exposed an avalanche of consequences erupt.

Reviewsbylola I love being totally shocked by an ending! 5d
Hooked_on_books Glad you liked it! I did, too. Definitely powerful. 5d
BarbaraBB Powerful is the right word for this one. You‘re reading A LOT! 5d
Cinfhen I know!!!!!! @Reviewsbylola @BarbaraBB I thought the author showed a really strong command of language, time and place @Hooked_on_books (edited) 5d
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How to Write a Book Report | Cecilia Minden, Kate Roth
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#BookReport #Week3
Glad I waited until end of the day because I finished a 5th book!!! Plainsong was a #OneSittingRead and 5 HEARTFELT stars
Speak No Evil - contemporary fiction/ very good I already posted reviews on other 3 books, LOVED both #NF (both audio)
Three bails this week, annoyed because I wasted 2/5 loans from Hoopla. Gods is probably great but not on audio. The Holdout is an #ARC #NetGalley 👎🏼 Just started Like Dreamers, #NF 👍🏻

erzascarletbookgasm Great week with three 5-star reads! 5d
Cinfhen I went from being a #StarScrooge to a #StarSlut overnight @erzascarletbookgasm 5d
TrishB Good week 👍🏻 5d
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Balibee146 Nicely done 👍 5d
Centique So glad you loved Plainsong! 😍 5d
Cinfhen I had a GREAT reading week @TrishB @Balibee146 @Centique although I bailed on my #NetGalley #ARC 🙊 5d
Daisey Sounds like some awesome reads! 5d
batsy #StarScrooge #StarSlut Too funny 😂😂 4d
Cinfhen @KarenUK coined the term #StarSlut and its marvelous @batsy 🙌🏻❣️👌🏾 4d
Cinfhen Thanks @Daisey some weeks are better than others 😁 4d
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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#MOvember
A disastrous road trip, an imploding marriage, missing children and a crisis looming at the US/ Mexican #borderline make for an unforgettable story. This book was haunting and compelling. Highly recommended in print as there are lots of visuals included in the storytelling.

BarbaraBB Great choice! A favorite this year. 5d
Twocougs I‘ve had this for a while but haven‘t read yet. Guess it goes to the top now 5d
Cinfhen It‘s really good @Twocougs but requires your full attention \ don‘t you think @BarbaraBB ??? 5d
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BarbaraBB Yes it is definitely a story with many layers, some more subtle than others. @Twocougs 5d
TrishB Hoping to get to in December 👍🏻 5d
squirrelbrain Gah! Had this all ready to post then checked to see if anyone else had already done it.... great minds! Posting anyway, as it‘s all I have! 😁 5d
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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A celebratory shoutout to @revellbooks for reaching 100 followers 🎉🎉🎉They‘re hosting a fun #giveaway
Check out their page for more details and add them to your feed 😊📚❤️
Ends today USA & Canada only

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Did some stalking from my TBR stack and discovered these 7 books will all fit for #ReadingEurope2020 ❣️❣️❣️ Hopefully they will carry over into other challenges as well 🙏🏼 I‘ll tag the country and title below in comments👇🏽

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BarbaraBB Thanks for this kick-off. I‘m going to search my shelves as well. The Birds is so good! Does it have a bird on it‘s cover? Then you can use it for #Booked2020 as well! 6d
BarbaraBB And I‘ll stack that Croatia book! 6d
BarbaraBB And the Romanian! 6d
Cinfhen I‘ll send you both books after I read them @BarbaraBB xx 6d
Cinfhen No bird on the cover @BarbaraBB but you did send me the book 😃 6d
Librarybelle I really liked Painted Girls. So happy you can join us! 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Hey, I have three of these, not read of course! I‘m contemplating to sign up or not. I‘ve already got #Booked2020 on my plate! 5d
Cinfhen Join @erzascarletbookgasm worst case we only read 3 books!!!! And we can buddy the 3 xx 5d
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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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#NamasteNovember a few books featuring my favorite #ChildMCs

Insightsintobooks I've been considering Rabbit Cake. What did you think of it? 6d
Cinfhen It was odd in a really good way, I really liked it a lot @Insightsintobooks 6d
Eggs 👏🏻❤️👏🏻 6d
Copwithabook A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of my all time favorites. The audio was out of this world 5d
Cinfhen Ohhh, who narrated his voice @Copwithabook since THAT is a HUGE characteristic of Owen!?!?!!!!! 5d
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#MOvember #Frozen Another song that gives me an 👂🏼🐛🎶 After reading and LOVING Fall and Rise by Zuckoff, I immediately checked out his backlist. I borrowed this #NF audio from Hoopla but it didn‘t hold my interest 🥶🤭maybe print would be better🤔

vivastory I'm stacking Fall & Rise, but I'm going to be honest, I think I can only handle one 9/11 book per year & I met my quota already with the amazing 6d
vivastory So it will probably be several months before I read it 6d
Cinfhen I completely understand @vivastory but the Zuckoff book will stay with me for a very long time. For such a comprehensive piece of work it felt very intimate. I‘ve heard equally good things about 6d
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BarbaraBB I loved Madonna with dark hair. And I love this song 🖤 6d
BarbaraBB @vivastory I got a copy of The Only Plane in the Sky for my birthday. My daughter immediately dove into it and is reading parts of it aloud. It does seem amazing and heartbreakingly intimate. 6d
vivastory @BarbaraBB I agree about the song, I think it's one of my favorites by Madonna 6d
HOTPock3tt Omg this song and this ALBUM!!! ♥️🙌🏽🎉 I remember when this video debuted on total request live and we were all ===>😱Amazing!! I miss this era 6d
Cinfhen I once took my daughter to TRL, they told me I was too old and would have to wait outside @HOTPock3tt can you imagine??!? 😂😂😂of all the indignities 6d
HOTPock3tt @Cinfhen That‘s ridiculous and sounds like discrimination! 😱 6d
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Excuse my language, but that is shitty about TRL. 5d
Cinfhen @Bookzombie @HOTPock3tt they said they only admitted people aged 16-25!!! Total discrimination!!! And yes, very shitty 😝 5d
HOTPock3tt Gosh well at this point I wouldn‘t be admitted either 🤣 @Cinfhen 5d
Cinfhen Ha @HOTPock3tt we both outlasted TRL!!! 4d
HOTPock3tt I know right!!!! 😎✌️ @Cinfhen 4d
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WOW!! Such a comprehensive and complicated subject matter but never dry or overly academic. So much to contemplate. I wish I read this with my bookclub as there were numerous ethical and moral issues. I can‘t even imagine putting myself in any of these peoples shoes. Epilogue was interesting as it mentions Hurricane Sandy and the lessons learnt from Katrina.
#NonFictionNovember
#BookClubWorthy
#LiveAndLearn

Cinfhen Thank you so much @Bklover for this book!!! I never would have picked it up on my own and it was a 5 star read!!!! 7d
Bklover Glad you liked it! I just sent you an email- let me know if you don‘t get it❤️ 7d
Reviewsbylola Off to see if my library has it on audio. 😆 7d
Cinfhen Just responded @Bklover 😘 7d
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MicheleinPhilly I hate talking to strangers! #IntrovertsUnited 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage This is an exciting new deal. Hardly ever get a price like this on such a recent book. And it‘s the perfect pair for my last read (an ARC) 7d
Cinfhen I know @BarbaraTheBibliophage it‘s brand new !!! So worth the $5 plus I had a .75 cent credit so it only cost me $4.25 😉 (edited) 7d
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Reviewsbylola I just bought one of his books! I‘ve never read him. 7d
TheRiehlDeal Gladwell was just on Joe Rogan's podcast. 7d
Megabooks My friend Nimet mentioned how good this was. Thanks for the tag! 7d
Cinfhen My son who‘s not the greatest reader will devour any book by Gladwell @Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @TheRiehlDeal 7d
Crazeedi I totally enjoy gladwell's books 5d
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Animal Farm | George Orwel
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#MOvember George Orwell penned the perfect allegory about #HumanNature 🐷I think I #NeedToReRead

TrishB Great pic 👍🏻 1w
BarbaraBB Great choice! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm You can read this for #finishinaday ! 1w
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Cinfhen Was definitely thinking that @erzascarletbookgasm 🤓thanks @BarbaraBB @TrishB 1w
britt_brooke Great choice! 1w
AnansiGirl Good choice on Animal Farm! 7d
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Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Just a reminder, a new decade is nearly here and it‘s time to start thinking about the #BelowZer00s buddy read hosted by @barbarabb & @cinfhen 📚🎶🍾
From January 10-12, 2020 we‘ll be celebrating all things aughts (2000-2009)🎊 Full schedule will be posted soon. Now is the time to pick up a copy of Kate Atkinson‘s Case Histories and start gathering your photos and playlists.
Everyone is welcomed to join in❣️❣️❣️It‘s gonna be #DopeDawg #SoPoppin

Balibee146 I'd be up for a re read of this one 😁❤️ 1w
Hooked_on_books Hmmmm…I just happen to have a copy of this I haven‘t read! I‘ll be traveling then, but I think I can remember to take that with me. 1w
Cathythoughts I had to read this for Bookclub a few months ago ! It‘s brilliant 👍🏻❤️ 1w
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Sace I put it on hold at the library. It should be available in 7 weeks 😑 In all likelihood I will not be reading along, but I still want to read it because it sounds really good. I'll definitely be enjoying everyone's posts. 1w
Cinfhen I remember @Cathythoughts you said you took notes 😘definitely join us @Hooked_on_books @Balibee146 I really disliked Life After Life but I hear this series is excellent 1w
Cinfhen @Sace 7 weeks is probably perfect timing!!!! 🤞🏽🤞🏽that it works out 1w
4thhouseontheleft I‘ll try to join in! Can you tag me so I don‘t forget? 😂 1w
Librarybelle I‘m looking forward to this! It‘s a re-read for me, but will be a launching point for me to continue on with the Jackson Brodie series. 1w
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 it‘s nothing like Life After Life which I also didn‘t enjoy! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Wohoo! I‘ve been saving this for January! 👍 1w
Jerdencon I‘ve read this one before but hope to join you for some of the other reads! 1w
batsy Yay! 🎉 1w
Blaire I read this one a few years back and recall liking it (fuzzy memory)..,I hope to join in on other reads. 1w
Cinfhen You bet @4thhouseontheleft 👍🏻glad to hear you‘re back @Librarybelle @TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy It wouldn‘t be a party without you guys 💜🥳💜🥳 1w
Cinfhen You can always join in @Jerdencon @Blaire with your 90‘s photos xx And I‘m sure @BarbaraBB & myself will be back in the Fall to host another fun decade 🎊📚🎊📚 1w
bookandbedandtea I haven't read anything by her but I bought this one recently so I'd love to join! 1w
Cathythoughts Yes I did take notes 😳but where are they ?!!!! I‘ll find them. Definitely getting a Litsy diary for 2020 1w
bookandcat I'm definitely in! 1w
Blaire So...went back and checked goodreads and it appears I have actually not read this...maybe it‘s been recommended to me so many times I just assumed I had. 😂😂😂. I‘ll be joining the buddy read...will request the book as a Chanukah present. 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @Blaire I‘ve done that!! And then I‘ve discovered half way through the book that I HAVE INDEED read it before 🤪 1w
Cinfhen Such a good idea @Cathythoughts I need a Litsy diary for 2020!!! Excited to have you join us @bookandcat 1w
Kalalalatja I‘m ready to join the party! 🎉🎉 1w
BarbaraBB You have read it already 😂? I haven‘t, I bailed on Atkinson after Life after Life and 1w
BarbaraBB I am looking forward to this one though. So many people recommend it! This will be fun in January 💕 1w
Crazeedi I'll try to find and join in, but what else do you do besides read?? 1w
Cinfhen No, I haven‘t read this book yet @BarbaraBB I hated Life After Life so I‘m a little nervous about this one 🤞🏽woohoo can‘t wait @Kalalalatja 1w
Cinfhen We don‘t just read a book @Crazeedi we also like to reminisce about the decade the book was published (2000‘s) so the days leading up to book discussion we share memories and mementos. It‘s low key but fun! You‘re under no pressure to post photos if you don‘t wish too!! 1w
Crazeedi @Cinfhen thank you for info! 1w
vivastory I can't wait!! 6d
Cinfhen How do you feel about Kate Atkinson @vivastory ???? 6d
vivastory I have yet to read her. I'm really looking forward to it. 6d
Cinfhen I hear this series is excellent and different from her other books @vivastory so we shall discover together 😊 6d
vivastory I have the feeling I'm going to fall in love with this series. Which will be good as I'm about to finish the Dark Tower series & will need a new series obsession. Obviously. 😄 6d
Crazeedi @vivastory I'm all about series obsessions!! 6d
Bklover I do believe I have this book and I know I haven‘t read it yet. If things work right maybe I‘ll join in! 5d
Cinfhen Yay @Bklover ❤️❤️❤️how are you feeling??????? 5d
Bklover Good! Not too bad. ❤️ 4d
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The Land Of Spices | Kate O'Brien
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#MOvember One of my favorite Madonna songs of all time🙏🏻💋💄She was bringing us Sunday Service wayyyyyy before Kanye 🙌🏻Tagged book sounds really interesting, a Mother Superior who begins to question her calling and the arrival of a young novice. #LikeAPrayer

batsy This is also one of my favourites ❤️ I remember first hearing it and being like 😍🤯 1w
TrishB I‘m not a massive fan but love anything that rattles the establishment a bit 😁 1w
Cinfhen I can respect that ✊🏼 @TrishB 1w
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britt_brooke I was obsessed with this song and video. 1w
MicheleinPhilly @britt_brooke Me too! And it made my uber Catholic father apoplectic so that was an added bonus. 😈 1w
Cinfhen Hehehehe 🙊 @MicheleinPhilly 1w
Cinfhen Best video @britt_brooke it was like a mini film 1w
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Why have I waited so long to read this book?? It‘s absolutely compelling. To read about the breakdown of a health care system in just a matter of days is horrifying. Hurricane Katrina was an unfathomable disaster but the lack of a plan for rescue is just mind boggling. All the praise to the nurses who showed what it means to be angels of mercy. #NonfictionNovember

Cinfhen Read it @AlaMich it‘s SO GOOD 1w
Chrissyreadit Oh! It‘s on my irl bookshelf waiting for me. 1w
BarbaraBB I always think of this book when hearing about Katrina. Did you read it? (edited) 1w
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AlaMich @Cinfhen It‘s definitely toward the top of my TBR! 😊 1w
emilyhaldi Such a stunning read isn‘t it?! 🤯 1w
AmyG @BarbaraBB I think of this, too, when I think of Katrina. Amazing book. And yes, read Zeitoun. (edited) 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve read Zeitoun @BarbaraBB @AmyG and it was very good but this book is on a whole different planet! It‘s something you can never imagine. Ever!!Bump it up your TBR @Chrissyreadit it‘s definitely in your wheelhouse 1w
Cinfhen I know you have a soft spot for NoLa @emilyhaldi 💔 1w
Kalalalatja I don‘t know much about Katrina, but this book sounds beyond interesting! #stacked 1w
BarbaraBB You are very convincing. Stacked! 1w
KarenUK This sounds frightening and heartbreaking in equal measures! 1w
LeahBergen I found this to be such a harrowing read! (edited) 1w
AprilMae I bought this book after I came home from New Orleans. I went on a guided tour and my lovely guide told us about this book. It's on my TBR 1w
Cinfhen I really recommend reading this book or listening on audio @AprilMae @Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB @KarenUK so many ethical issues to think about! It‘s great for bookclub discussion 1w
Cinfhen I must have been living in a bubble @LeahBergen because I don‘t recall the ordeal at Memorial Hospital. I remember hearing about the deplorable conditions at the NO stadium and all the riots and looting. 1w
arubabookwoman There were also several nursing homes that had issues similar to those at Memorial. I believe some of the owners were criminally prosecuted. I think the book may have touched on this. (edited) 1w
Insightsintobooks This sounds good. 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still on Day 5 although I think I logged 8 hours of listening time already @arubabookwoman but I‘m curious to see what other instructions are mentioned when I get to part 2/ Aftermath 1w
Cinfhen It‘s excellent @Insightsintobooks 1w
IamIamIam I stacked this. It looks really intense!!! 1w
Cinfhen I can‘t stop listening @IamIamIam so many moral and ethical dilemmas. I wish I read this for bookclub. 1w
Reviewsbylola I need to read this on audio. It‘s been awhile. 7d
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Motherland | Lauren Beukes
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#MOvember This book is set in a #Future America, where males are an extinct species and harboring one is a grave criminal offense. So a young mother must do what she can to keep her son alive and hidden. This book is available April 2020.

vivastory I can't wait for this one, have you read Beukes? I loved Broken Monsters & Shining Girls. 1w
Cinfhen I read Shining Girls!! She‘s a dark writer so I‘m thinking this one is going to be a real hit or miss for me @vivastory I didn‘t love 1w
vivastory I have high hopes. Hopefully it works for you too! 1w
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Kalalalatja The premise sounds really interesting, so I‘ll be looking forward to when reviews of it start popping up 1w
Megabooks So you picked a book about the future that comes out in the future? Damn, double hit!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1w
TrishB I‘m looking forward to this one! 1w
Cinfhen HaHa!! Thanks for pointing out my awesomeness 😂😂 @Megabooks 1w
Cinfhen I agree @Kalalalatja this could potentially be a hit 🤞🏽🤞🏽lets hope @vivastory @TrishB (edited) 1w
BarbaraBB Sounds good. I‘ve never heard of this writer. 1w
vivastory @BarbaraBB Her book The Shining Girls is about a time traveling serial killer. I really liked it, but it didn't work for Cindy. 1w
BarbaraBB @vivastory Thanks. That sounds like a hit or miss to me! I‘ll have to find out! 1w
BookwormM I loved The Shining Girls have stacked this 1w
LauraBeth I love the premise that seems to be that men are so weak, they succumb to a super-virus. 😂 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @LauraBeth that‘s the beauty of fiction😜Like I said this book could be a total hit or miss 🙄 1w
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Up next / one for #NonfictionNovember and a cover that‘s calling to me. Five Days was gifted to me nearly 2 years ago from the lovely @Bklover & Speak No Evil was a gift from @Hooked_on_books ❣️❣️Excited to try both books, thanks friends 🙏🏼😘

Bklover ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
TheRiehlDeal I have Five Days at Memorial on my TBR. Let me know what you think of it! 1w
Samplergal I loved Five Days. 1w
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Cinfhen Will do @TheRiehlDeal I‘ve only read the first 50 pages and I‘m already seething @Samplergal I‘m thinking this would make for a great bookclub discussion 1w
Cinfhen 😘😘😘 @Bklover 1w
Hooked_on_books I liked both of these! I was in health care for many years before the 🌺 took over my life, so I had an interesting perspective going into that book. 1w
AlaMich I‘ve had Five Days on my Kindle for several years. I never seem to be able to work up the nerve to read it. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s daunting for sure @AlaMich but I can already tell im going to be hooked. I‘m trying not to make any judgements @Hooked_on_books because I‘m sure those 5 days were chaotic BUT.... the premise of what these doctors are considering is shocking 1w
arubabookwoman Although it‘s long, it‘s a page-turner. My three oldest children were born at Memorial (although it was then Southern Baptist Hospital). 1w
Cinfhen Oh wow @arubabookwoman was it difficult for you to read this book?? 1w
Hooked_on_books Certainly shocking. Some of their decisions I actually understand given the circumstances, but others were ethically and legally wrong, without question. I found it fairly simple to put myself in their shoes given my former profession. 1w
arubabookwoman The whole subject of Katrina is very difficult for me. We lived in NO for 18 years, and I have a deep love for the city, so the destruction & suffering of the city & its people was personal to me, even tho‘ we had moved several years before Katrina. I think the book presents the issues that arose at Memorial in a thoughtful & objective way. 1w
Reviewsbylola Wow, Evil is gorgeous! 7d
Cinfhen Just started Evil, the writing is gorgeous too @Reviewsbylola and I just finished Memorial which was just epic in scope ~ loved it 7d
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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This was such a powerful memoir. Sally shares so many pieces of herself, much more than I would have expected. My heart broke into pieces right along with Sally‘s. She shares intimate memories & experiences with raw intensity. I have so much respect for this Hollywood icon; a survivor and trailblazer. From Gidget to Mary Todd Lincoln to a Flying Nun Sally Field has had quite a colorful screen life while masking a dark childhood & beyond. **TW**

TheRiehlDeal Glad you liked it! ☺️ I have this on my TBR. For me, I know her most from Mrs. Doubtfire. 1w
Cinfhen This memoir was way darker than I was expecting but the audio narration read by Sally herself was so good @TheRiehlDeal I forgot she was in Mrs Doubtfire, I don‘t even think she mentions it or Steel Magnolias 🤔wait, I remember she does mention Steel Magnolias but I don‘t think she mentions Mrs. Doubtfire. And I don‘t recall her talking about Forest Gump🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 1w
Hooked_on_books This is the second review of this book I‘ve read that mentions her dark childhood. It puts a sad slant on the “you really like me” Oscar speech. 😥 1w
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Cinfhen Oh My God, yesssssss @Hooked_on_books she was so insecure and understandably, now knowing her anything less than idyllic childhood. Even as a young actor in Hollywood she experienced some terrible levels of sexual abuse/ harassment 1w
IamIamIam I loved this and I loved her so much more for her raw transparency. 1w
Megabooks I picked this up at the daily deal, too, and I think I‘m going to line it up after dear girls! 1w
Cinfhen I hope you fall for Sally the way I did @Megabooks I was so impressed with her vulnerability & honesty @IamIamIam I wasn‘t even a fan, but now I am! 1w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Final 2 hours. Sally is spilling the beans about Burt Reynolds 😮🤗VERY juicy #NonfictionNovember

Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Cinfhen I picked this up on a whim and I‘ve been hooked from the very first sentence @Cathythoughts 1w
Megabooks All that chest hair!! 🤨 (edited) 1w
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Cinfhen I was waiting to see if Sally would out Burt Reynolds @Megabooks but no, although she doesn‘t really portray him in the most flattering light. 1w
MicheleinPhilly Out him as in revealing he was gay??? 1w
Cinfhen Well sort of @MicheleinPhilly I always felt he was bisexual & I think he was homophobic when he gave interviews ( which kind of bothered me) 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Huh. That had never occurred to me but I admittedly never paid much attention to him. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
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#MOvember When a #BeautifulStranger comes to town claiming to be the son of a devil, he upends the peace & tranquility of a small Ohio town.
🎶 I looked into your eyes
And my world came tumbling down
You're the devil in disguise
That's why I'm singing this song🎶

JennyM I remember reading this a few years ago during a very hot summer that pretty much did melt everything!! 🥵 1w
Reggie Have you read this? I was literally sobbing out loud. Lol 1w
Cinfhen Not yet @Reggie I see it‘s available on audio through my library so im thinking of trying it that way. 1w
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The Floating Feldmans | Elyssa Friedland
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A lighthearted read that actually went a little too overboard (😉) towards the end of the novel. If you like reading about dysfunctional families, topped with rich people problems and a bit of #JewishHumor then this book will definitely float your boat 🛳😜 I enjoyed this story for what is was; fluff and fun. I would #BorrowNotBuy

Cinfhen Tagging @KarenUK because I think this one is totally your jam 💜 2w
KarenUK Thanks @Cinfhen 👍😘 Stacked! 💕😊 2w
emilyhaldi Fun review 🤗 2w
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The Floating Feldmans | Elyssa Friedland
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Just enjoying a cup of serenity tea ☕️ while finishing the last few chapters of this lighthearted read. Thanks for the lovely cuppa #JohnnyBergen ‘s mom ❣️❣️❣️and those maple honey sucking candies are pretty delish as wel🇨🇦

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Where do you get your cool sounding tea 🍵?? ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one was gifted to me from the sweetest @LeahBergen and it‘s wonderful 2w
Cathythoughts Maple honey 😋😋😋 2w
emilyhaldi Love the hashtag 🐶 2w
LeahBergen Johnny says you are very welcome. 😆 1w
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#MOvember I don‘t understand the low Litsy ratings!!!??! This book is part memoir, part Wild West narrative, part ghost story, part Jewish history and it‘s truly fascinating. Hannah Nordhaus traces her families roots from 1800‘s Germany to a little #GhostTown in Santa Fe in the early 1900‘s where her great great grandmother is said to haunt her once elegant mansion which is now a boutique hotel.

TrishB This is the weird algorithm!! As most of the posts aren‘t even ratings. 2w
ljuliel I read the book and thought it was ok. Not terrific, but not bad. The rating system in here is a bit hard to figure out. You do the 👍🏼👎🏼👉🏽or bail. That‘s why I try to rate with stars if I have the space. When I read this, it reminded me of the tv show Ghost Adventures . I like ghost shows that don‘t go overboard, but that Zak dude is a bit on the edge 🙄. They supposedly investigated this place. (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I really liked the history @ljuliel I wasn‘t aware that Jews from Germany immigrated out west. It just blew me away. 2w
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Cinfhen The algorithms are SO frustrating @TrishB / I need to be mindful of that when looking up a book on Litsy 2w
Librarybelle This sounds like a book I would enjoy! Stacking this! 2w
ljuliel I just looked this up, as your post made me a bit curious. I‘ve always figured that all the folks in our country, no matter what religion or race, generally settled wherever they wanted, whether it was East or West. I found this that tells a bit more about Jewish people settling out West. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Jews_in_the_United_States 2w
Tex2Flo How cool to have your own relative be a haunting presence! Intrigued and stacked. 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for the link @ljuliel ♥️ 2w
Cinfhen I hope you both pick it up @Tex2Flo @Librarybelle I really enjoyed the journey 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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#WeeklyForecast Week 3
I‘m hoping to finish up In Pieces & Floating Feldmans~ enjoying both
Looking to start Five Days At Memorial #NFNovember and hoping to add one ARC a week to finish out 2019
Speak No Evil is calling to me, so I plan to start that one too.
I‘ve been averaging at least one bail a week so let‘s see what happens 🤭

Megabooks Excited to read your thoughts on Speak No Evil 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts I don‘t know any of these ... look forward to your book report next week 👍🏻❤️ 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you both posted @Megabooks @Cathythoughts 😁 2w
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#NonfictionNovember There is no doubt that Jesmyn Ward is a talented writer & an important voice for our times. However, her memoir failed to move me the same way her fiction book Sing, Unburied Sing did. I‘m not sure if it was the choppy structure or detached tone but I always felt at arms length while reading. Her brutal childhood has certainly given her plenty of writing material. Im interested in picking up her essay collection next.

Kalalalatja I have seen some mixed reviews for this, which always surprises me because I loved Sing, Unburied, Sing. But based on your review, I get it more. I would have a tough time being fully engaged in a memoir with a detached tone 2w
Hooked_on_books So I have a theory (watch out! 😆). I think Ward‘s tone could be described as matter of fact, which is something I have always responded well to, but I can see it coming across as cold and sterile. I just bailed on Inheritance, which I saw that you loved, because I found it overly dramatic. So my theory is that more nakedly emotional memoir works better for you while matter of fact ones work better for me. Based on my n of 2, of course. 😬 2w
Cinfhen @Hooked_on_books nailed it!!!!!!! That makes a lot of sense 🙌🏻I LOVED 1w
Centique @Hooked_on_books I think I might prefer detached too. I give up on lots of memoirs! End up reading biographies instead. I liked this one but it was more “interesting” than “compelling” for me. 1w
Cinfhen Exactly @Centique big difference between compelling and interesting!! Good point❣️ 1w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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When life gives you mushy bananas 🍌 you make sugar free banana muffins 🧁#AudioBaking I‘m in awe of Sally Field. If you‘re looking for a book for #Booked2020 #SetInHollywood I highly recommend this one, especially on audio 🙌🏻

LauraBeth Oohh - I have six mushy bananas on my counter. 🍌 2w
Cinfhen I had 3 so your 6 🍌should give you 2 dozen muffins. Recipe says they freeze well @LauraBeth 2w
LauraBeth Do you have a link to the recipe? 2w
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Cinfhen I added pecans and omitted the extra oats on top @LauraBeth 2w
LauraBeth Thanks - making this right now! 2w
Cinfhen Oh great!! Better than throwing those mushy bananas away 😋 @LauraBeth 2w
Hooked_on_books Yum! Send one of those muffins my way! 🤤😉 2w
julesG I am going to make them for breakfast. Thanks for the inspiration and the recipe. 2w
Cinfhen They came out super tasty @julesG @Hooked_on_books 😃 2w
erzascarletbookgasm They look soooo good! 😋 The last time I made them, they didn‘t turn out nice (aesthetics wise)! 2w
Cinfhen Try the recipe @erzascarletbookgasm they were simple to make and taste yummy 😋 2w
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How to Make a Book Report | Jennifer Overend Prior
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#BookReport

🎧✅Dracula ~ full cast was excellent 🌟🌟🌟🌟
📖✅Monster of Florence ~ 🌟🌟🌟🌟#NF #TrueCrime
📖🚫Lilli De Jong - bailed 🙈- more me than book
📖Floating Feldman‘s- still really enjoying
🎧 🚫Member of the Family Bailed🙄not what I was hoping for/ Narrator was terrible
🎧In Pieces - #NF Only 2 hours into Sally Field‘s memoir & it‘s shaping up to be pretty explosive 🧨 She‘s a fantastic writer & her story is very powerful 👇🏽

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📖✅Men We Reap ~ #NF well written but a little sterile- wasn‘t a fan of the book‘s structure. Prefer JW fiction this was only a so-so
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TrishB Good week 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks Glad to see this is good. Interested in your final thoughts 2w
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Sace @Cinfhen I remember having to adjust to the structure as well. I'm glad I read a physical copy so I could easily go back and forth and flip through when I needed too. 2w
Reviewsbylola I will say LDJ is not a quick or easy read. I read it on vacation and I wish I had read it at a different time. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m LOVING the Feldman‘s @Megabooks it reminds me a lot of 2w
Cinfhen I definitely had a good week @TrishB and stayed pretty much on forecast 🧡Men We Reap was an impromptu BuddyRead with @Hooked_on_books 2w
Cinfhen I found Lilli to be a little overwrought and trite @Reviewsbylola but I think I had too many other books in progress and Lilli was just the least interesting 😣 2w
BarbaraBB Great overview! 2w
valeriegeary 👏👏👏 2w
Centique Just on your note about a terrible narrator - how about we lock Stephen Fry in a room and make him narrate ALL the books ?😂😂 1w
Cinfhen OMG!! Yessssss to Stephen Fry and Dion Graham @Centique or Jason Reynolds 1w
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#MOvember #LaIslaBonita Set on the lush island of Mallorca its mountains and beaches, its tapas and tennis courts, promise an escape for the Post family, who each have plenty they are hiding. I LOVED this novel full of light humor and rich peoples problems. This could work for #LoL #Booked2020

KarenUK Loved this one too! Can‘t wait for her new one next year.... 💕 2w
Cinfhen Ohhh, thanks @KarenUK for the heads up ♥️ 2w
jillrhudy I should be on an Isla Bonita right now; instead I have to go in to work on a Saturday 😑 2w
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Cinfhen Yeah, working on Saturday is rough!!! 2w
Moray_Reads @jillrhudy I feel your pain, just 40 minutes to go... 2w
jillrhudy @Moray_Reads five...more...hours 2w
jillrhudy @Cinfhen but I have this great Madonna earworm in my head to help me endure 💃🏻 🌴 2w
Reviewsbylola I loved this one too! And the cover you used it awesome! 2w
Cinfhen Glad Madonna is buzzing around your brain 🧠 @jillrhudy do you work in retail?? 2w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Oh God!!! This book is leaving ME In Pieces 😢😭😢TW: sexual abuse
Wow, Sally Field‘s can write so viscerally and passionately
I‘m sorry, Sally. You deserved better. I don‘t wish to judge your mother but she failed you. Weakness is not an excuse for a parent.

ljuliel Sounds very good, although very sad. Sometimes the best books ( to me ) are ones like this , that can emotionally hit you. 2w
Cinfhen I was expecting a light, maybe gossipy book about Hollywood @ljuliel this is NOT what I‘m getting. It‘s raw but so elegantly told. Im amazed at Sally‘s composure and openness to go there. 2w
ljuliel Yes, I never knew much about her. She was the Flying Nun when I was a kid. She has always been cute. I don‘t keep up much with movie stars , so my information on them is very sparse. It sounds as if she has overcome a lot to be where she is today. Probably lots of therapy ? 2w
Kdgordon88 This has been on my Kindle for awhile now. You have inspired me to move it closer to the top of my queue. 2w
Cinfhen Let me know when you start! I‘d love to hear your thoughts @Kdgordon88 (edited) 2w
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I fear this is going to be an #infinitetissueread 😭Good thing I‘m still reading a lighter book, because I‘m going to need to balance my emotions @Hooked_on_books

Hooked_on_books I‘m actually alternating back and forth with this fabulous book so I don‘t get buried in sadness: 2w
RachelO This is wise. 💔 2w
LibrarianRyan You a nd your pretty flowers! 2w
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