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Cinfhen

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Spinning | Lou Aronica
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 21h
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A day late and I‘m behind on all reviews…thinking of you all and missing my Litsy time - hope to play catch-up by the end of the week🫶🏼

TrishB Hope you‘re doing ok ♥️ 1d
Cinfhen Beyond exhausted @TrishB 🤪 1d
TrishB 😘 sending hugs. 1d
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merelybookish So sorry about your FIL! And I hope you get some rest soon. 💕 1d
Centique Sending you as much love and strength as thoughts can carry to you. You are such a support to your hub and kids 💕 Kia kaha e hoa 1d
LeahBergen Sending love! ❤️❤️ 24h
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Spinning | Lou Aronica
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Almost forgot- Here‘s my October #BookSpin #DoubleSpin @TheAromaofBooks It‘s a #LooseyGoosey list but right now my life is a bit that way😉

AmyG Awwwww…..so cute. 4d
JenReadsAlot So adorable! 4d
Cinfhen Someone got groomed on Tuesday and I got to see him yesterday 🥰 @AmyG @JenReadsAlot ♥️ 4d
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TrishB Awww 🐶♥️ 4d
BarbaraBB Hi 👋🏽 🥰 4d
LeahBergen The little bandana! 🥰 4d
mrp27 So stinking cute! 4d
KarenUK What a sweetheart… 💕 4d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4d
TheRiehlDeal That face! 😂 So cute! 4d
Cathythoughts What a cutie 🥰 gets away with murder, I‘d say. 4d
Cinfhen He‘s really a sweetie - full of love and not too much mischief @Cathythoughts @TheRiehlDeal @KarenUK @mrp27 @LeahBergen @BarbaraBB @TrishB 3d
kspenmoll Look at that adorable face! 3d
tpixie Adorable 🥰🐶 1d
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Flying Home | Angie Moses
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#NotBookRelated - Just wanted to share that I‘m currently on my way to the US. Unfortunately my FIL passed away on Sunday before the Jewish New Year and the funeral will be tomorrow morning. I‘m not sure how much Litsying I‘ll be doing for the next week. 😢

AmandaBlaze Sorry for your loss. 6d
AllDebooks I'm so very sorry for your loss x 6d
wanderinglynn So sorry for your loss. {hugs} 6d
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Itchyfeetreader I am so sorry to hear this. Please look after yourself (edited) 6d
Chelsea.Poole So sorry for your loss! 6d
Jess I‘m so sorry, Cindy. Many hugs. 6d
CarolynM I‘m so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you and your family💙 6d
Jas16 So sorry for your loss. 6d
MicheleinPhilly I‘m so sorry, Cindy. Huge hugs to you and your family. ❤️ 6d
CoffeeAndABook Oh Cindy no, that‘s heartbreaking 💔 I‘m so sorry for your loss and that of your husband. I‘ll be thinking of you from afar!! 6d
rockpools I‘m so sorry Cindy. Love to you and your family❤️ 6d
Ruthiella Sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and your family. ❤️ 6d
Susanita Oh no! I‘m so sorry. 😥 6d
quietjenn So sorry. 6d
Megabooks You are in my prayers 💕💕 6d
EKonrad So sorry for your loss! May his memory be a blessing. ❤️ 6d
DanaManiac So sorry for your loss 💕 6d
Deblovestoread I‘m so sorry for your loss. Sending comfort and peace to you and your family. 6d
TheRiehlDeal Sorry for your loss. 💔 6d
MaureenMc I‘m so sorry for your loss. 6d
LeahBergen Oh no, Cindy! I‘m so sorry. Sending love to you and your family. ❤️❤️❤️ 6d
BarbaraBB Take care my dear friend. I am thinking of you 🤍 6d
mrp27 Safe travels and my condolences to you and your family. 6d
Cathythoughts I‘m so sorry Cindy. Mind yourself ♥️ 6d
Cinfhen My heart is full from all of your good wishes - thanks so much♥️Your kind words mean so much to me & my family - thanks @Cathythoughts @mrp27 @BarbaraBB @LeahBergen @MaureenMc @TheRiehlDeal @Deblovestoread @DanaManiac @EKonrad @Megabooks @quietjenn 5d
Cinfhen I so appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time - much love @Jess @CarolynM @Jas16 @MicheleinPhilly @CoffeeAndABook @rockpools @Ruthiella @Susanita 💕💕💕 5d
AnneCecilie I‘m so sorry for your loss ❤️ 5d
TrishB So sorry 💔 thinking of you all. Take care. 5d
fredamans Sending my deepest condolences 🙏 5d
Centique Oh no Cindy 😢 I am so sorry this has happened. Much love to you, hubby and your families as you grieve together 💔💔 5d
KarenUK Oh Cindy I‘m so sorry….. thinking of you xxxx 4d
Bookwomble My condolences for your loss, Cindy 💗 4d
squirrelbrain Just seen this Cindy. Sending love to you and your family. 4d
Reggie I‘m so sorry. Was this the one in Florida with the new wife? Hope you stay safe. 4d
Cinfhen Good memory @Reggie !!! They celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary in August - time flies!! As always I appreciate all the warm wishes and condolences 💐 this has been a pretty exhausting week but Thank Gd we are blessed to have wonderful friends and family @AnneCecilie @TrishB @fredamans @Centique @KarenUK @Bookwomble @squirrelbrain 3d
kspenmoll So sorry - I just saw this. Sending love to you & your family. 3d
tpixie @Cinfhen just saw this. Prayers for you and your family. I hope memories lift your heavy hearts 💙🙏🏻💙🙏🏻💙 1d
Cinfhen It‘s been a VERY long week @tpixie @kspenmoll - I really appreciate your thoughts and prayers 🫶🏼 1d
tpixie @Cinfhen hug 🤗 🌺 1d
BookBabe Praying for you and your family, I‘m so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻💙 22h
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Help Wanted | Allison B Hanson
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❗️ANNOUNCEMENT ❗️

@litsyevents is looking for more volunteers to help post events that are happening on Litsy. If you are interested please send an email to LitsyEvents at gmail dot com

TrishB I‘m definitely not reliable enough….. 6d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It‘s a crap shoot - too much going on right now. #SomeTimesLifeGetsComplicated For those celebrating the Jewish New Year - Shana Tova - wishing you a year full of health, happiness, peace, joy and an abundance of good books❣️❣️❣️and the same wish for those who are just enjoying a Sunday xxx

Graywacke Shana Tova! 1w
Susanita Happy new year! 1w
Cinfhen Thanks so much 🍯🍏💓 @Graywacke @Susanita 1w
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Centique Happy new year beautiful Cindy! Arohanui from here to you and your family 💕😘 1w
Cinfhen Thank you so much sweet P xxx hope all is well on your side of the world @Centique 1w
squirrelbrain Happy New Year Cindy! 1w
TrishB Happy New Year♥️ hope you have a good week. 1w
Dragon Happy New Year! Enjoy! 💚🐉 1w
Cinfhen Thanks dear friends - I always appreciate the warmth of Littens @Dragon @TrishB @squirrelbrain (edited) 1w
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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I wanted to LOVE this book but it was way too long and overly written. There were too many subplots that drew me away from the heart of the story and ultimately added no value. While I was happy to reunite with many characters from the first two books & pleased to have further closure, I‘m still not sure this book was necessary. An ok read but not quite the book I was anticipating. #MoreMehThanYeah #AvailableTuesday #ARC #NetGalley

AvidReader25 I loved Beartown but I‘ve been hesitant to continue the series. Is the second one worth reading? 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still in the camp that BEARTOWN should have been a standalone. If you want SPOILERS lmk @AvidReader25 😜 1w
AvidReader25 @Cinfhen Hmm, that‘s kind of how I felt. That‘s why I never picked up the second one. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress, although I'm sorry this one was ultimately a disappointment. 1w
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I had a rather good reading week - finished 3 ARCs & 2 #BannedBooks and I enjoyed almost everything I read. Surprisingly, the only “disappointment” was the #ARC I was most excited for - The Winners by Fredrik Backman ( still need to write my review). In the middle of my IRL bookclub pick - Warmth of Other Suns, which is thus far excellent 🙌🏻I might start something lighter today too but haven‘t decided yet.

Cinfhen The Winners was my September #BookSpin @TheAromaofBooks 😁can‘t believe it‘s almost time to post October‘s list!!!! 1w
squirrelbrain I got a physical ARC of The Winners a few weeks ago. I decided I needed to revisit book 1 first, and I‘ve never read book 2 either, so I can‘t see me getting to it soon…. 1w
BarbaraBB I have never read Backman. Somehow he doesn‘t appeal to me. 1w
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TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘ve read one! Not for me. 1w
TrishB A good week 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen I know!! Because I sent you the one @TrishB xxx (edited) 1w
Cinfhen I still believe Beartown didn‘t need to be a series @squirrelbrain - so book 2 & 3 felt unnecessary. Im not sure you need to reread both books, book 3 repeats a good amount of the first 2 books. 1w
Cinfhen His last 3 books have all been disappointing for me @BarbaraBB so I think at this point he might not be for me either 😜 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Great job wading through The Winners. I am also mind-blown that it's almost time for October! I need to post the reminder for next month's BookSpin tomorrow and I can't believe it!!! 1w
TrishB Yes 😁 it was ok, but just as you say- nothing that made me want to read others. 1w
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Getting a jump start on my #IRL #BookClub October read - So far it‘s fantastic and the audio narration is outstanding 🙌🏻🎧

MallenNC This book is excellent! I‘ve read it twice. 1w
AnneCecilie I loved this one 1w
Cinfhen It really is an amazing piece of history and storytelling @MallenNC @AnneCecilie it will definitely be on my top reads list!!! 1w
Centique I‘d put it on my TBR but it‘s so good to hear that it is such a good reading experience. Will have to move it up! 1w
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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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#KeepingItReal
I want to LOVE this book but….it‘s been such a drag. Every time I set it down, I have zero interest in picking it back up. Beartown as a standalone would have been enough - in my opinion that book was PERFECTION. This final installment is 688 pages - so far 388 pages too long!!! UGH!! Im at 62% 😩 hoping to finish before it publishes this Tuesday September 27. It‘s also my #BookSpin for September @TheAromaofBooks

DGRachel You know I‘ll support you if you bail. That‘s a lot of pages to suffer through! 2w
AmyG 😬 2w
ChaoticMissAdventures I had a digital ARC sent to me, looked at that page length and thought, there is no way I could do that. I love Backman, but I don't think any of his books should be that long.
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ChaoticMissAdventures I had a digital ARC sent to me, looked at that page length and thought, there is no way I could do that. I love Backman, but I don't think any of his books should be that long.
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merelybookish Time to channel your inner @shawnmooney 😂 2w
TheAromaofBooks Sometimes you have to #hailthebail 😂 But I also understand being reluctant to DNF a book by an author you generally like, especially when it's an ARC. Even though I really enjoyed Beartown, I felt no desire to read Us Against You... I just felt like the story had been told completely in the first book. 2w
Cinfhen I will NOT bail on this one because I want to know how Backman wraps things up @TheAromaofBooks @merelybookish @ChaoticMissAdventures @AmyG @DGRachel BUT I think I might have to institute #TheSkim - 😉 I appreciate your support friends!! I didn‘t realize the length until several other reviewers pointed it out. It‘s really wayyyyyyy too long!! 2w
TrishB Good luck! 1w
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I guess the third time really is the charm - After two unsuccessful attempts to connect with this book, I found my groove on the third and final try. And I‘m glad for it. I ended up really enjoying The Frederick Sisters Are Living the Dream by debut author Jeannie Zusy.This is an honest, realistic look at family obligations, expectations, frustrations, grievances and ultimately love. A twee bit too long - #NowAvailable #ARC

Cinfhen Thanks for the slight push @robinb - it‘s a good #BorrowNotBuy @Megabooks or a #DailyDeal @TrishB 💕💕💕 2w
robinb Great review and totally agree with you. 😊 Must be a #60sBaby thing! 😉😉😄 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen Must be @robinb xxxx 2w
TrishB Thanks 👍🏻 2w
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#NetGalley #ARC #NowAvailable I started and stopped this book twice. Hoping the third time is the charm 😉

TrishB You‘re better than me! 2w
Megabooks 🤞🏻 I probably would‘ve given up! 2w
Cinfhen Im glad I stuck with it @Megabooks @TrishB as im more amused than annoyed - it took a bit to adjust to the author‘s tone & style @robinb you were right!! 2w
robinb @Cinfhen Yay!!! I was really feeling the pressure! 😂😅 And yes, I started out annoyed but the amusement won me over. 2w
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This book was brave, honest, poignant, funny, sad and triumphant! Despite a rough and unconventional childhood, neglectful parents & an abusive step-father Tobias (Jack) Wolff proves that even those whose lives are difficult can overcome and achieve. Excellent writing, skilled storytelling. Another book I had on my TBR for far too long. Glad I finally picked this up, thanks to #BannedBooksWeek #Hoopla
Honestly, did not see anything offensive.

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The Winners | Fredrik Backman
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#ARC #NetGalley At the 50% mark - I thought I‘d be completely absorbed but it‘s not quite living up to my expectations- so far it‘s good but not outstanding. Definitely truer to Beartown than Us Against You and I‘m happy about that😁 Hoping the second half rocks🙏🏼

Cinfhen @Cathythoughts @AmyG FINALLY had to replace my kindle case😞BUT I actually LOVE this new one 🥰 2w
AmyK1 I struggled a bit with the first half too. Hang in there, it gets a lot better. 2w
Cinfhen Oh good @AmyK1 thanks for letting me know 😁 2w
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AmyG @AmyK1 Also glad to hear it gets better. 2w
Cathythoughts The new one is beautiful, 2w
Cathythoughts The new one is beautiful 🥰 Thankyou for the tag Cindy 😘 2w
Cinfhen @Cathythoughts 💋💋💋💋 2w
britt_brooke I‘ll be skipping this one. 😅 2w
Cinfhen Did you read the first two @britt_brooke !??! 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yes. I liked Bear Town a lot, but didn‘t care for the second one. I felt like the story was already complete and impactful, and didn‘t need a sequel (and now third). I think I‘m just over Backman in general. Idk. 2w
Cinfhen That‘s EXACTLY what I said after book two. Book three is definitely reading more to the story of Beartown but again, not sure it‘s necessary @britt_brooke I think you‘re wise to just leave it be 🙃 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😚 I hope you still enjoy it! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke but every time I put it down I‘m not in a rush to get back to it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading | G. Kylene Beers, Robert E. Probst
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Hi friends! I‘m hoping to start posting my reviews on Instagram as well as Litsy - I‘d love if you‘d start following me…and I‘ll happily follow you back 🤩Thanks so much, Cindy xx

TheSpineView Followed you! 2w
Cinfhen @TheSpineView thanks so much, Lisa 💗 2w
CinderJo I couldn‘t find you but I‘m @Cinderjo_vlog. I‘ll follow back 🤗 2w
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Cinfhen Found you @CinderJo - thanks 😊 and thanks @MicheleinPhilly xx 2w
fredamans Following! 2w
BookNAround I just followed you too if your account is the private one with the beautiful sunset profile pic. (edited) 2w
Lizpixie You‘ll know it‘s me, same name lovely! 2w
Megabooks Please don‘t tell me you‘re thinking of leaving litsy!! 😱 2w
Blackink_WhitePaper @Cinfhen I too followed a profile with beautiful sunset 😍 My profile is @Ashru_writes 2w
Cinfhen No @Megabooks I Love Litsy!!! Thanks everyone @Blackink_WhitePaper @Lizpixie @BookNAround @fredamans - I‘m such a newbie…should I make my account public?? 2w
Lizpixie If you‘re only posting books and reviews I would. If you‘ll be posting personal things like family etc it‘s up to you whether you prefer privacy🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
BookNAround I agree with @Lizpixie — Mine is public but I do get weirdos following on occasion so you have to weigh that in your choice. 2w
AnneCecilie I‘ve send you a request. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll leave it private for now / thanks for the advice @Lizpixie @BookNAround xx thanks @AnneCecilie appreciate the follow 🥰 2w
Deblovestoread Followed 😊 2w
LeahBergen Followed (of course)! 😘 2w
Cinfhen Much appreciated @Deblovestoread @LeahBergen 😘😘I can‘t even say why I woke up this morning and decided to be more book present on IG 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
mrp27 Just sent request! 2w
EKonrad I love your reviews! Just requested. 😊 2w
Cinfhen Awwww, thanks @EKonrad @mrp27 🥰so appreciated- looking forward to connecting on IG 2w
mrp27 I don‘t post much but I love to scroll! 2w
CinderJo @Cinfhen 🤗 requested to follow 2w
Kimberlone I will follow you! 2w
Cinfhen Yay!! Appreciated @CinderJo @Kimberlone - not sure how “active” I‘ll be but baby steps…speaking of steps are you back to full strength, Kimberly ?? 2w
TrishB I‘m not on - so not ignoring you! I was just worried like @Megabooks ❤️ 2w
Kimberlone @Cinfhen yay! I also followed you with my personal and bookstagram accounts. I am just starting so am not very active either! I‘m pretty much back to normal, thankfully the recovery went smoothly. Crazy to think I broke my leg almost a year ago now! 2w
Cinfhen I‘d never think that @TrishB 😘 2w
Centique Yay! I don‘t post on there at the moment (just some old touristy pics) but I‘d love to follow you. Maybe I‘ll start posting about books… hmmmm. 2w
Centique Oh lord there are a lot of Cindy Hennessy‘s! Can you find me? Im p_blaster_ 2w
Cinfhen Yay!!! Join me in book posts @Centique !! 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha! I‘ll look for you xx little flea @Centique (edited) 2w
CarolynM I‘m not on IG but I would absolutely follow you if I was🙂 2w
Cinfhen So sweet to say @CarolynM 2w
KarenUK I‘m Rooskippy on insta…. Just requested a follow xx 1w
Cinfhen Thanks @KarenUK looking forward to catching up xx I just booked flights for December I‘ll email you the dates 💕💕 1w
KarenUK How exciting!!! 1w
CoffeeAndABook Hi Cindy!! After several days of absence I was scrolling through Litsy and found this post. Yay! Instagram is fun!! I‘ve already sent you a request as chrissynbooks 🤸🏼‍♀️ as you can see I‘m even less active there than on Litsy but I sure love seeing what other people are up to!! 1w
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Woohoo!!! Another pre-order I completely forgot about 🤷🏼‍♀️😉😂
Sooooo excited to start this one, but probably next week 😁

Allylu Starting this series for #Scarathlon2022 !! 2w
Cinfhen It‘s SOOOOO GOOD!!! I loved the first 2 books @Allylu and can‘t wait for this one!!! The audios are fabulous 2w
TrishB Will await your review 😁 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you posted @TrishB 2w
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The Matchmaker's Gift: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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#NewReleaseTuesday
What a delightful book! Told in dual timelines meet Sara & Abby; grandmother & granddaughter. Sara has #TheMatchmakersGift the ability to recognize people‘s soulmate. And Abby, scarred from her parent‘s divorce doesn‘t believe in true love, in fact she‘s a divorce lawyer. But when Sara gifts Abby her beloved notebooks will Abby realize there might be something to #TheMatchmakersGift ?!!! Absolutely LOVED this one #AudioARC

SilversReviews Loved this book. 2w
Cinfhen Me too @SilversReviews blew me away in the best way - a gem 💕💕💕💕 2w
SilversReviews @Cinfhen It was a gem!! 2w
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The Matchmaker's Gift: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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Guncle | Steven Rowley
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#ManicMonday
📕Guncle
✍🏻 Malcom Gladwell
📺 Golden Girls
🎤 Genesis
🎵 Gold to Glass https://youtu.be/SCecPSVr-XE

@CBee @Allylu

CBee Happy Monday! 😊 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @CBee You too😁 2w
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My son was actually assigned this book in tenth grade, which turned him unto the joy of memoirs!! Thanks, Ms. Anderson🙌🏻
I always promised him I‘d read This Boy‘s Life one day. And so, the day has come 10 years later😜 #BannedBooksWeek

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Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
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I‘m so grateful to those deplorable folks who tried to get this book banned from the school system! Due to their nonsense I finally picked up this hilarious and heartwarming coming of age story. Mike Munoz is just trying to figure things out but life keeps throwing obstacles his way. This is a story of acceptance, finding love and learning to follow your heart. And certainly that type of message belongs in the classroom?!!! #BannedBooksWeek

Cinfhen Thanks to @Reggie for first putting this book on my #ReadersRadar 2w
TheRiehlDeal I looked up on why this was banned and it‘s because the protagonist is gay. Clearly people can‘t accept even a FICTIONAL person‘s sexuality! Just keep banning books, everyone! More books for us to read! 🤓📚 2w
Cinfhen It‘s actually unbelievable to me @TheRiehlDeal - I‘ve already started my next #BannedBook and I have NO CLUE what‘s “obscene “ about it 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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KathyWheeler I read Poet X because of similar efforts to ban it. I probably would not have read it otherwise. I loved it and don‘t get what‘s “offensive” about it. 2w
Reggie @TheRiehlDeal and just to put this out there, I would never consider this lgbt fiction. Like he barely realizes he‘s gay in the last quarter of the book. And maybe that happens for some people. There are latent gays but for this book to be banned because of it, shocked. I‘m still in shock. 2w
Cinfhen I TOTALLY agree @Reggie !! I LOVED Poet X @KathyWheeler and I can‘t believe that‘s on the list!!! It‘s true @TheRiehlDeal the more they protest the MORE I want to read the books!!!! 2w
TheRiehlDeal @Reggie I haven‘t read this book yet, so that just makes it even more appalling. 2w
Megabooks Stacked!! 2w
Cinfhen Audio was great @Megabooks #Hoopla 2w
Centique @Cinfhen @Reggie the whole book banning concept is completely bizarre. Here, if you want to ban a book or a movie, you have to apply to a national body that only bans like actual snuff movies. Like 1 every 5yrs. But we‘ve got this growing minority of anti-everything ppl seeking power lately 😫 - so sadly it may end up happening here too. 2w
Cinfhen It‘s ridiculous @Centique ‼️ hope you can keep your moral police in check 2w
Reggie @Centique I just don‘t get it. I hope cooler heads prevail in NZ. 2w
CarolynM Stacked🙂 Book banning pretty much died in Australia in the 1960‘s when Penguin and some brave booksellers defied the ban on Portnoy‘s Complaint and the govt lost in the law courts and in the court of public opinion. Our loony right carry on about a lot of the same issues as the rest of the world, but, fortunately, banning books doesn‘t seem to be a priority for them. 2w
Cinfhen Happy to hear book banning isn‘t a thing - another plus for why I love Australia 🇦🇺 @CarolynM 2w
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Fully Booked | Emma Strandberg
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🔔Friendly Reminder 🥳It‘s almost time for our next #Booked2022 prize drawing🥰 while we LOVE to see your posts on Litsy we only count those who submit the Google doc 🤓 How can we be approaching the final quarter???

You have until Midnight October 3 to submit all books read between July 1-September 30, 2022 🧭 to enter the #ThirdQuarterDrawing:

Here‘s the link: https://forms.gle/pBRPfCnWJ5CWW51j8

Cinfhen Please share @LitsyEvents 2w
Cinfhen Also please note our lovely cohost @4thhouseontheleft has a new name #NameChange @alisiakae so make sure to use the proper tag ~ thanks ☺️ 2w
Kangaj1 The link did not work for me. 2w
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Kangaj1 That worked! Thank you! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks for letting me know @Kangaj1 and thanks for fixing the issue @BarbaraTheBibliophage xx 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen The letters of the URL are exactly the same. But I think it was the line break in the middle that goofed it up. Just FYI. 😘 2w
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Absolutely delightful! This was charming, sweet, funny, observant and a tad sad. I loved it! Thanks for gifting this one to me @Centique

BarbaraBB You read that fast! But you‘re right, it‘s a delightful read! 2w
Cathythoughts Nice review! I‘m reading this ( but it‘s on the back burner at the moment) I‘m looking forward to getting back to it. So good 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Cinfhen It‘s such an engaging read @BarbaraBB @Cathythoughts once I started I became swept up in life at the Claremont!! 2w
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Ruthiella I also loved this book. The writing was amazing to me - how she showed so much with so few words. 2w
Cinfhen I loved the interconnections amongst the residents @Ruthiella it was so authentic 2w
Megabooks 💜💜💜 2w
Centique I‘m so glad you liked it! 💕 2w
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Lawn Boy | Jonathan Evison
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#BannedBookWeek
I‘m 99.99% sure I stacked this book years ago based on a #RecFromReggie @Reggie 🥰🙌🏻
Excited to FINALLY get around to it
#Hoopla

Reggie I saw the list of most challenged books this year and I‘m shocked this is even on there. Shocked. 😮 2w
Christy2318 I personally know woman who protested this book being in an 11th grade classroom library & filed obscenity report with police about it. She sparked a lot of what Evison had to deal with in the last year. She called him a “pedophil”. Her spelling not mine. She stopped speaking to me when I posted my own opinion about the book on my personal FB page without mentioning her. Now she is running for the school board. 2w
Cinfhen OMG! That‘s insane @Christy2318 !!! I agree @Reggie so far I haven‘t come across anything that I felt was inappropriate or certainly crossing lines!! Wow!! I‘m speechless- filing an obscenity report seems EXTREME 2w
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Christy2318 My son says she is on a power trip. We weren‘t really close friends but our kids are and I was surprised when she went off about this and other books. After all this, I‘ve found that she is homophobic & racist given comments she has made although she would be appalled if someone told her she was. It‘s a great book & very appropriate as optional reading for older teens. I need to read more Evison. @Reggie 2w
Christy2318 @Cinfhen It was very extreme and she went viral. Yesterday we had drama in our neighborhood FB group because she posted You Tube video there in her invite to people to come to her campaign meet & greet. She is quite proud of herself as “that mom”! 2w
Cinfhen I hope she‘s not getting too much local support @Christy2318 2w
Christy2318 I hope not but local election turn out is always so low that I worry only the extremists will show up. 2w
Reggie @Christy2318 there was a woman in Texas with the same profile and her son had to out her on Twitter because he is gay and her and her husband turned their backs on him. Effin hypocrites. 2w
Christy2318 @Reggie Apparently the mom I know told her kids she would send them to conversion therapy if they said they were gay. I don‘t understand these parents. 2w
Reggie @Christy2318 the fear is too much with these people. 2w
Reggie Also if you have Tubi there is this old indie gay movie called Latter Days. It‘s low budget but I really like it. @Christy2318 2w
Christy2318 @Reggie And I‘m down the Tubi rabbit hole! Lots of stuff I haven‘t seen or want to rewatch on there. Thanks for the tip about Latter Days. 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Christy2318 you should run for school board too!! 2w
Cinfhen @Chelsea.Poole is right !!! You should run @Christy2318 !!!!! And I agree @Reggie those type of people are such hypocrites- they are the most sanctimonious, evil hearted group. Ugh!! 2w
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The Hotel Nantucket | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘m ready to check in!! This book was the PERFECT cure for my current #BookHangover - returning to Nantucket & the world of Elin Hilderbrand is the equivalent of taking a girls trip with your besties!! Can‘t wait for her next book😁

tpixie How is the travel guide in the back? 😛 2w
Cinfhen I did the audio but I wonder if it has a pdf attachment- I‘d love to see a copy of the Nantucket Blue Book @tpixie 🎉😊♥️ 2w
Megabooks Awesome!! 😁😁💜 2w
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tpixie @Cinfhen yes! Sometimes they do PDF‘s with audio! 2w
Cinfhen No pdf @tpixie 😢😢but I found the playlist on Spotify 🎶😊♥️ 2w
tpixie @Cinfhen cool! 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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This is a combination of ambitious and disillusionment 😉
I probably won‘t finish any of these forecasted books because I‘m in a weird reading mood 🤷🏼‍♀️
I‘d like to start the two #ARCs and hopefully finish one of my potential #BannedBooks
Plus I‘m in the middle of two other books - one on my kindle, the other in print
Happy Fall reading, Ya‘ll 😘

TrishB Good plans 😁 2w
BarbaraBB Lady Chatterley! I loved it when I was young. I found it sooo sexy. But ever since I have knelt heard people say they hated it. Looking forward to your thoughts! 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s been on my TBR FOREVER @BarbaraBB So I‘m hoping it doesn‘t disappoint 2w
BarbaraBB Really? My memory must be playing tricks with me! (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I just don‘t do well with the classics @BarbaraBB so it might just be more me than the book 2w
Cinfhen @BarbaraBB also the audio narration was HORRIBLE 2w
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I completed 3 audiobooks this week - LOVED the O‘Farrell and the Hilderbrand ( such different books)
The Donoghue was ok
Started the other two, enjoying both 🥰

TrishB Good week 👍🏻 2w
Centique Oooh I hope you like Mrs Palfrey 😘 2w
Cinfhen I‘m LOVING it so far @Centique it‘s the perfect combination of humor and heart ♥️ 2w
Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to the O Farrell. I met a friend today who didn‘t like Haven much either. 2w
Cinfhen I really was hoping for more from Haven @Cathythoughts - it was really slow and bleak 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
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The Hotel Nantucket | Elin Hilderbrand
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I was feeling unsettled on a current audiobook until I started this one - EXACTLY what I was looking for!! I‘m LOVING this post summer listen 🎧❣️Elin Hilderbrand is the ultimate cure for a #bookhangover

Chrissyreadit My friend has raved about this book and told me I would enjoy it- I‘m waiting for a library copy. 2w
Cinfhen I hope your copy arrives soon @Chrissyreadit it‘s SOOOOO FUN!! 2w
Chrissyreadit That‘s good to know! I have been on a fun binge to balance my addiction to the news. 2w
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Cinfhen Brilliant move @Chrissyreadit 🙌🏻♥️ 2w
KarenUK This was a fun one! 💕 2w
Cinfhen I‘m OBSESSED @KarenUK 🥰 2w
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Haven | Emma Donoghue
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Three monks set out on a canoe in search of an uncharted island where they can seek refuge from the sinful world and build a haven for those who wish to serve God and God alone. But what they pledge to create and uphold will prove more difficult than any would imagine. While the writing was evocative, this story was bleak and monotonous. This isn‘t a book I‘d easily recommend.

squirrelbrain I was unsure about this one; your review makes me a bit more sure that I *don‘t* want to read it. 2w
Cinfhen It was so slow @squirrelbrain but I‘d still say maybe #BorrowNotBuy if you‘re on the fence 2w
TrishB I so disliked the Wonder I probably won‘t read this. 2w
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Cinfhen If you disliked The Wonder I don‘t think you‘ll care for this one @TrishB 2w
Lizpixie I wasn‘t a huge fan of The Wonder either. Too miserable for me. 2w
Cinfhen Emma Donoghue does write really bleak books @Lizpixie I‘m still traumatized from 2w
Lizpixie My life‘s bleak enough, I don‘t need to read it as well! Though some of the crime I read is pretty bleak. What does that say about me?🤔 2w
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Maggie O‘Farrell masterfully reimagines the life of Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara. From the opening sentence until the final credits were read, O‘Farrell had me spellbound in this tale of greed, ambition, power and prestige. The lush prose and vivid descriptions were richly written and detailed creating a stunning slow simmering story. The action moves slowly but the lovely narration had me riveted.

Megabooks Awesome! I get a copy with the ticket price of going to see her (and the signing line!), so I‘m going to hold off until then. 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
Cinfhen I know @Megabooks it should be an amazing event BUT I would consider adding audio narration - 3w
Megabooks I will if the library gets it!! 3w
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AmyG I look forward to this one. 3w
Cinfhen Knowing your library I‘m sure they‘ll get it @Megabooks - it‘s sooooo good @AmyG hope you‘re feeling better 3w
Dragon Stacking- sounds like a must read 💚🐉 3w
Librariana I've never read anything by this author, but your review is amazing, @Cinfhen! 3w
jlhammar Now I‘m even more excited for this one! I don‘t mind slow and I love O‘Farrell‘s writing. Great review! 3w
TrishB 👍🏻 can‘t wait 3w
ncsufoxes Ohh, I might have to pick this one up sooner rather than later. Italian Renaissance was one of my favorite classes in college. We spent a lot of time discussing the Medici‘s. 3w
AmyG @Cinfhen Thanks. Maybe tomorrow! 3w
squirrelbrain Looking forward to this even more now… @TrishB dare I suggest a #buddyread?! 😬 3w
Cinfhen Now im nervous that my enthusiasm might kill your expectations @squirrelbrain @ncsufoxes @TrishB @jlhammar @Librariana @Dragon 😬 3w
Centique Definitely stacking! It will still take me at least a year to get to it so my expectations will be manageable 😂😂 3w
Mariposa_Bookworm Is this story based on the poem “My Last Duchess” by Browning? 3w
Cinfhen Yessss!!! @Mariposa_Bookworm well done 🙌🏻💕🎉 3w
Chelsea.Poole I have this checked out..it‘s next. Glad to see it was a winner for you! (edited) 3w
TrishB Definitely not 😁 I‘m a big fan of her writing. 3w
Deblovestoread Thanks for the tag! I can‘t wait to dive in. 3w
Morton7 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Great Book 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging me. I have a copy on its way! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m soooooo happy to see another 5 star review @Morton7 😊 2w
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts on this book @Chelsea.Poole @TrishB @Deblovestoread @BarbaraBB 💜💜💜💜 2w
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OMG!!! Sweet P❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️I‘m in LOVE with EVERYTHING in this package❤️I can‘t believe all the goodies you sent me🥰I‘m speechless- SO GRATEFUL for our Litsy friendship and of course your ENORMOUS heart ♥️ You‘re amazing- Thanks so much @Centique it was BEYOND generous xxxx I swear, you choose everything I would have chosen for myself- down to the yummy chocolate and gummies!!!!

squirrelbrain What a lovely parcel! ❤️ 3w
Cinfhen It really is @squirrelbrain - happy belated birthday. I‘m hoping to mail out your bday gift beginning of next week xxx 3w
Librariana How incredibly sweet and thoughtful 💕 Enjoy! 😊 3w
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TrishB Aww lovely ♥️ 3w
Centique Oh I‘m so happy it got there! The postal service has recovered after swallowing up our last parcels! So glad you like it 😘😘 The little heart ornament just jumped out and said Cindy 💕 3w
Cinfhen The heart ornament is SOOOOO ME!! I‘ve already hung it in my car - like a teenager with their graduation tassels @Centique and now I‘ll think of you every time I get in the car 💙 3w
Centique @Cinfhen awww! That‘s so lovely 💕 3w
BarbaraBB I just read the book and it‘s lovely! 3w
Cinfhen I‘m really looking forward to reading this one @BarbaraBB 2w
squirrelbrain Thank you Cindy! @Cinfhen 2w
Megabooks How sweet!!! 2w
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Haven | Emma Donoghue
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My first full day back home and I was craving my beloved toast salad… it‘s scrumptious 😋 still making my way through this audiobook- having just finished the Maggie O‘ Farrell ( review coming) and absolutely LOVING it, I‘m finding it harder to engage with this historical fiction by Emma Donoghue. Both books are richly atmospheric and heavily descriptive but the O‘Farrell was simply stunning.

LeahBergen That looks amazing! 3w
TrishB I‘m so looking forward to the O‘Farrell 😁 and I‘ve no idea what‘s in that toast salad but it looks gorgeous. 3w
Cinfhen Well…since you asked @TrishB @LeahBergen Israeli toast is made by pressing and toasting a fluffy, sesame seed-covered thin bagel that's split and filled with cheese and veggies. The salad is cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, hearts of palm, olives, with shredded cheese, za'atar and pumpkin seeds. And the dressing is a light lemon/ mint vinaigrette. It‘s SO YUM!!! 3w
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jlhammar That salad looks divine! Great to hear about the O‘Farrell. Look forward to your review! 3w
rockpools I didn‘t know that toast salad was a thing. This may just be life-changing! It looks amazing! Welcome home 😊 3w
Cinfhen It‘s DEFINITELY a thing @rockpools !!! Thanks for the warm welcome home ✈️💕 Divine is a GREAT description @jlhammar and the O‘Farrell was just as wonderful/ definitely go audio❣️🎧 3w
TrishB Sounds lovely 😁 3w
LeahBergen Now I REALLY want to try it! 3w
CoffeeAndABook 😋😋😋 that sounds and looks SO GOOD!! 🤩 😘 3w
BarbaraBB That salad looks delicious, lovely ingredients too. Can‘t wait for your review of the O‘Farrell, so glad you loved it! 3w
Deblovestoread Your salad looks and sounds AMAZING. And I am glad you loved the book. My copy should arrive any day now. 3w
CarolynM Yum! That looks delicious. Sounds like you have proper book hangover🤣 3w
squirrelbrain Your salad sounds amazing… also can‘t wait for your review of The Marriage Portrait. 3w
Chelsea.Poole Yum 🤤 3w
Centique That looks divine! 3w
BookBabe 😋 3w
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#BookMail Checked my mailbox and found two lovely pieces of mail…..a sweet card from the wonderful @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love hearing from you, Misty 💞💋😘and a book I have no memory of ordering 🤷🏼‍♀️

Megabooks I love that cover! 3w
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks I can‘t recall when & why I ordered this book… it could have been a #CoverCrush 3w
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Apparently I preordered this audio!! Perfect for today‘s LONG international flight ✈️

squirrelbrain That was fortuitous ! Have a good flight! (edited) 3w
Librariana Safe travels! 3w
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts ❤️ have a lovely journey X 3w
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Deblovestoread I‘ve seen some mixed reviews so look forward to yours. Safe journey! 3w
BarbaraBB Lucky you! I am super looking forward to it. I hope this will be a positive O‘Farrell experience for you! Safe travels! 3w
Megabooks Are you going home? Safe travels dear friend!! I‘m holding off until I get my copy at her tour, but it is a hard wait for many reasons! 😘😘 3w
TrishB Have this ready for my reading weekend 😁 hope you‘ve had a good flight. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m home!!! Exhausted but good and this audio was FANTASTIC company - I‘m LOVING it - it‘s a deep dive into character development and a slow burn of a story but no complaints from me @squirrelbrain @Librariana @Cathythoughts @Deblovestoread @BarbaraBB I know you‘re both GONNA LOVE THIS TOO @Megabooks @TrishB 💕💕😊💕💕 3w
BarbaraBB Consider it done. Ordered it. And glad you‘re safely home. Time to slow down, finally 😉😘 3w
TrishB Glad you‘re home safe ❤️ I‘m really looking forward to this one. 3w
squirrelbrain Glad you‘re back safe and sound. Looking forward to this even more now! 3w
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Fresh Water for Flowers | Valrie Perrin
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#ManicMonday @CBee
📕 Tagged above 👆🏽
✍🏻 Claire Fuller
🍿Fast Times at Ridgemont High
🎤 Frank Ocean
🎵 Fly Away https://youtu.be/cJMeTmdfNWk

What you got @Allylu @KarenUK @Megabooks

CBee Lenny ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3w
Cinfhen So sexy @CBee 😍😅 3w
KarenUK Appropriate song choice for your day! @Cinfhen 💕✈️ 3w
Cinfhen Hahaha @KarenUK TRUE 😁 3w
CBee @Cinfhen YESSSS 🥵😂👏🏻 3w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Flying back tomorrow and it‘s a daytime flight so maybe I‘ll get some reading done….
Not sure I‘ll stick with this forecast 🤷🏼‍♀️
Anyone else feeling unsettled with their current books #WeeklyForecast ??!!!?

Cathythoughts Enjoy your flight reading 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Bookwormjillk Yes, very unsettled. I think it‘s the change in seasons. I have all these lists, but I am tempted to chuck them all. 3w
KarenUK Slumping hard at the moment! 🤦‍♀️Enjoy a safe and peaceful flight my friend….. hoping we catch up on your next trip xxxx 3w
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Cinfhen Wish we could have gotten together - DEFINITELY next time @KarenUK xxx 3w
BarbaraBB I‘ll be back with my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast next week. I am super mood reading at the moment! 3w
BarbaraBB @KarenUK I hope you‘ll get out of that slump. Missing your reviews. Take care of yourself ❤️ 3w
rockpools Safe travels Cindy. I love the cover of 3w
TrishB Safe travels! The world feels a bit out of kilter here at the moment, so book reading definitely a bit unsettled. 3w
Cinfhen I TOTALLY bought THAT book for its GORGEOUS cover @rockpools 😍Thanks for the good wishes xx when do u fly back @BarbaraBB ??? 3w
Cinfhen Yes, the world is once again topsy turvy @TrishB 🥲 3w
BarbaraBB On Thursday. How about you? 3w
CarolynM Safe travels💕 3w
Cinfhen Im flying back today @BarbaraBB - enjoy your last week ❣️Thanks so much @CarolynM 😘 3w
KarenUK Aww thanks @BarbaraBB Enjoy the rest of your trip! 💕 3w
Megabooks Hope you‘re having a good trip! 💜💜 3w
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Not much reading this week - Finished two books and still listening to Haven on audio. It‘s SLOOOOWWWWWW but I‘m curious to see where it‘s heading. My NF One Hundred Saturdays was excellent - as a Jewish history buff it really held my attention!! Swimmers was #MoreMehThanYeah - I started Most Likely Club but it‘s not really grabbing me 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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#BOTM I like how my books compliment each other 😍

Megabooks Cute!! 😍 3w
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The Swimmers | Julie Otsuka
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#DoubleSpin This is more of a novella than a book and the collective we worked well for the first 30 pages but once it split into Alice‘s story I found the format less successful. I almost wished more of the book was about the “swimmers” and less about Alice and her decline into dementia. A creative way to tell an otherwise less than original story.

BarbaraBB It almost seemed like two different books indeed 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I didn‘t love the format either. It felt like more of an outline than a novel. It wasn‘t fleshed out, to me. 3w
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RebelReader @Cinfhen Disappointed to hear this as I‘ve enjoyed this author in the past. 3w
Cinfhen I liked her other book too @RebelReader but this one while good was just not great @barbarabb @Prairiegirl_reading 3w
TheAromaofBooks I've read a few books lately where I was like... is this an actual book or just an idea for one?? 3w
TrishB Awww I ordered this the other day!! 3w
Cinfhen Yeah @TheAromaofBooks it was ok but slightly disappointing- I still think you‘ll enjoy it @TrishB - it‘s a quick read and it is tender hearted 3w
Cathythoughts Hmmmm 🤔 not sure if I still want to read this one. 3w
Cinfhen My expectations were off @Cathythoughts - I‘d say #BorrowNotBuy or look for a #KindleDeal 3w
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“Beginning in the fall of 1938, I experienced a change I wouldn‘t come to understand until decades later. I lost the right to be human.”
Wow, is my heart breaking 💔This book is incredible and the illustrations are gorgeous.

peaknit TBR me ASAP. this sounds like a deep wonder of a book just from this somber quote. (edited) 3w
jlhammar I got in line for this from the library after reading about it in the Jewish Book Council e-newsletter. Hope I get it soon! Sounds really good. 3w
Cinfhen I‘m a sucker for Jewish History and this one about the Jewish community of Rhodes is really fascinating @peaknit @jlhammar Im learning so much 3w
BarbaraBB It sounds heartbreaking with illustrations that look like art! 3w
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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#LittensWantToKnow
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I stopped and started a few books this week, couldn‘t stick with one and now I‘m #CurrentlyReading three books
A NF in print
A current fiction in Ebook
An HF in audio

What about you @Allylu @Megabooks

KristiAhlers I‘m currently inhaling Fairy Tale by Stephen King. 4w
Megabooks I will try to post, but I am in the middle of at least 5 books! 😱😱😱 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing!! These look good! 4w
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Cinfhen I hear the new King is amazing @KristiAhlers !!!! Im dying to know what you‘re reading @Megabooks - how can you read 5 books at once?? 3w
KristiAhlers @Cinfhen it was amazing. And I honestly am not a fan of Kings work in the past. But for some reason this one grabbed me in the first two pages and held me captive. I even…wait for it…made space on my keeper bookcase for it. So there ya go 🤣 3w
Cinfhen Oh wow!!!! That‘s HIGH PRAISE @KristiAhlers I might need to add to my TBR 3w
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#ALC #NetGalley #AvailableToday
While I was not familiar with Betty Gilpin the actress, I found Betty Gilpin the essayist very relatable. She eloquently and hysterically shares her worries, neurosies and insights on depression, anxiety and daily observations. This collection was incredibly thoughtful and articulate with the perfect balance of urgency and frivolity.

Cathythoughts Looks interesting 👍🏻 4w
AlaMich She was great in Nurse Jackie and GLOW, more recently. 4w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard Nurse Jackie was fantastic @AlaMich 4w
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Cinfhen If im being 💯 @Cathythoughts I‘d say #BorrowNotBuy 😅 4w
Megabooks Library got this, so I got on the list. 👍🏻😘 It sounds like a B not B to me too. 4w
Cinfhen I skipped a few essays @Megabooks because her content started to feel repetitive but I was very impressed with her ability to express herself 4w
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Mouth to Mouth: A Novel | Antoine Wilson
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This definitely had me turning the pages but in the end I found the story a bit predictable and unoriginal. Still a pick but I‘d say #BorrowNotBuy

BarbaraBB Too bad, I love that cover! 4w
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I DEVOURED this book - even when I wasn‘t listening I was either thinking about it or telling others about it. Much more than just Donor 150‘s story. Chrystal‘s mom was such a dynamic personality- I was enthralled by her. Debra, yearned to have a child, but as a single gay woman in 1980s California, she had few options & still Debra always found a way to get what she wanted. Crazzzzy story - fantastic narration- loved it!!!

Cinfhen Great recommendation @Megabooks if you haven‘t read this yet @britt_brooke YOU MUST!!!! 4w
britt_brooke #stacked Sorry I‘ve been so MIA (again). 4w
ErikasMindfulShelf I‘m so glad you liked it. I won 10 copies of this book for my book club so we will be reading it this November. 4w
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Megabooks So glad you loved it!! It‘s definitely in my top 3 memoirs this year! 4w
Cinfhen That‘s fantastic @ErikasMindfulShelf !!!! It‘s going to make for a great discussion 4w
Cinfhen It might be my favorite memoir this year @Megabooks @britt_brooke 4w
britt_brooke High praise from two of my most reliable: @Cinfhen @Megabooks ! 4w
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East of Eden | John Steinbeck
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#ManicMonday @Allylu @CBee
I almost forgot what day it is😂
📕 East of Eden
✍🏻 Louise Erdrich
🍿Elf
🎤 Elton John
🎵 Electric Avenue ~ https://youtu.be/vtPk5IUbdH0

CBee That song is just so darn catchy, I love it 👏🏻👏🏻 4w
Allylu Oh no! Now it‘s in my head, too! 😊🎶 4w
LeeRHarry Excellent song choice! 😊 4w
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Chrissyreadit Immediately sang the song in my head after reading it 😆 4w
Cinfhen Right!!!! It gets me EVERY TIME @CBee @Allylu @LeeRHarry @Chrissyreadit 🎶 Oh no ….we gonna rock down to electric avenue
And then we'll take it higher 🎶
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RaeLovesToRead In my head too 🙈🙈 4w
CBee @Chrissyreadit @RaeLovesToRead @Cinfhen in my brain too!! 😂😂😂 4w
Leftcoastzen 👂🐛😁 4w
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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The bottom row is my personal favorites from the books I‘ve read -
I still have Glory, Seven Moons & Case Study to read, which I think all three might have a good chance to make the #BookerShortlist22 based on the buzz I‘m hearing/ seeing

I also think Maps & Nightcrawling might be there but I couldn‘t finish Maps.
In all honesty I don‘t think Oh William or Booth will make the list.

Excited to see the judges picks😍

Ruthiella I agree that Booth and Oh William probably won‘t make the shortlist. I‘m actually still annoyed that American author are now allowed to complete. 1mo
Cinfhen Ooops I forgot to tag a few #Booker friends @batsy @vivastory @JamieArc - sorry 1mo
Megabooks I‘ve got to read The Colony! 1mo
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TrishB I‘ve read 2 of your choices and have The Colony ready. 1mo
Cinfhen Right now my favorite is The Colony @TrishB @Megabooks @Ruthiella 1mo
Hazel2019 I haven‘t read Booth or Oh, William! And I won‘t get to them before the announcement. I‘ll make sure to get to all this year though if not before the winner announcement. 1mo
BarbaraBB I am reading Booth now and am looking forward to Trust. The others I read and loved too. 1mo
squirrelbrain We have 4 the same, and whilst I liked both Booth and Oh William, I too agree that they probably won‘t make the shortlist. @Ruthiella 1mo
jlhammar I like your favorites! Almost identical to mine (5/6). I might have to give Trust a go if it makes the shortlist. 1mo
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Feeling hopeful 🙏🏻but….not expecting too much 😉

TrishB Some good ones ready though 😁 1mo
Cinfhen My two in progress are really good @TrishB 1mo
TrishB The pink cover is nearly invisible! 1mo
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Cinfhen Hahaha @TrishB soooo true 1mo
BarbaraBB I actually didn‘t notice it! @TrishB 1mo
BookwormM I really enjoyed Moons and Case Study 1mo
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A day late ⏰ #BookReport
I enjoyed all of these, but my fav was Birds of California an off the radar #AudibleDeal

TrishB A good week 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen I was surprised I read so many @TrishB 🥰 1mo
TrishB Some good holiday reading 👍🏻 1mo
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Carolina Built | Kianna Alexander
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While my hubby stopped into Hockey Giant ( don‘t ask) I ran into Barnes & Noble / found these two on the half off table!!! Both were #CoverCrush #ImpulseBuys

TrishB I looked up Hockey Giant. I‘m with you! 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @TrishB 1mo
MicheleinPhilly What the hell is Hockey Giant??? 1mo
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Soubhiville @MicheleinPhilly I‘m glad you asked because I was about to! I think my husband would love it! 1mo
BarbaraBB @MicheleinPhilly You are so funny 😂 1mo
Cinfhen Imagine a Costco size store full of hockey equipment @MicheleinPhilly @Soubhiville that‘s Hockey Giant 😁Obviously not a place I enjoy but it‘s like Mecca for my hubby 😂 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Aren‘t you in the South? I didn‘t realize there was such a market for hockey down there. 🤔 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m in NJ for a few days @MicheleinPhilly my nephew got engaged so there was a big family party and we have a wedding today - I‘m a busy busy traveler 🧳 1mo
MicheleinPhilly 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 Hello from across the river! 1mo
Cinfhen Hi ya @MicheleinPhilly 😘😘 1mo
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I think this might be my favorite memoir of the year / you know me so well @Megabooks 💕🙌🏻🎧I‘m HOOKED @Chelsea.Poole #OBSESSED

Chelsea.Poole Eekkk! I need to get around to this one! 1mo
Megabooks Yay!!! It was sooo fascinating! 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds great! I missed it somehow! 1mo
squirrelbrain Ooh, I want to read this too, after reading The Lost Family, sent to me by @Megabooks 1mo
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