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Dineen73

Dineen73

Joined April 2016

There's no such thing as too many books!
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Ginny Moon by Benjamin Ludwig
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New library stack - getting into vacation mode - only 10 days away yay!!!!

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The First Affair: A Novel | Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
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This morning‘s library haul. A few reserves and a few that I just randomly picked up. Trying to pare down my TBR list and everything except the PW cookbook is on my TBR list! #timeforteaandreading

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Ginny Moon | Benjamin Ludwig
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Just started this yesterday - it‘s fascinating, and sad, and I can‘t put it down!

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Book mail! The best thing in my mail today! I love the look and the feel of the cover. #advancereaderedition #HarperCollinsPublishers #bookmailmakesmehappy

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Picked up an Agatha Christie mystery and a few other books while at The Strand Bookstore in NYC today. #lovethebooks #iwantallthebooks

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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Oh. My. Goodness. I. Love. This. Book. Would someone please make it into a movie??

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Page 9 and I'm already sobbing. OMG Fredrick Backman, this book has #allthefeels.

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This book has been on my TBR FOREVER and I just figured, eh, time to read it. I love it; I mean, it's about a guy and his bookstore, what's not to love??? #bookstores #booklove #TBRpileisstilltoobig

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Mehso-so

Ummmm I don't know about this book. 30% in and I haven't figured it out yet. It's really scattered and I'm still not sure about the plot yet. But since I loved Maria Semple's "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" I'm going to plow through it.

Trina_L I feel like " where'd you go Bernadette" was scattered as well. But I think thats why I love both main characters! 6y
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I love this mystery series. I read one, then read something else...and something else...and then pick up the next book in the series and say hello to Inspector Gamache and the tiny, mysterious town of Three Pines, where I could see myself as a resident (and probable character in one of the books). Gamache is like a modern-day, Canadian version of Hercule Poirot. If you like a mystery where you really can't guess "who done it", give this a try.

Suzze I find it so hard to give a good description of this series. The writing is so good, and the insights into human behavior so deep. It's way more than a mystery. My favorite series. For ages I didn't read it, and then my dentist's daughter, who'd been bugging me to read them, gave me the whole series when she was moving and downsizing. Best gift ever! 6y
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In my opinion, not worth the hype. Oh well. On to the next book!

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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie | Michael Patrick MacDonald
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Listening to this on Audible. I've read it 3 times over the past few years. Such a different experience to hear the author's words- and he is the one doing the reading.

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This is what happens when my daughter and I go to a library used book sale. $37 for all of these beauties! Can't wait to dive in!

Reviewsbylola Nothing better than a book sale! 6y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Mehso-so

Not hating it, but not loving it either. Just eh. But I will finish it.

Dineen73 Finished it - the ending just "dropped off" for me. Eh. 6y
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It's a non-fiction kind of week. #libraryhaul

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Today's library haul. Trying to whittle down my Amazon wish list - haha is that every really possible???? What to read first?

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Sometimes a book makes you cry - happy tears, hopeful tears, tears that make you remember how truly wonderful people in this world are. HOPEFUL - that is how I would describe this book. It also makes you remember the power of the written word, in this case the words and letters shared by two pen pals, a half a world away from each other. Read this book & make sure you have tissues!

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The Temporary Detective | Joanne Sydney Lessner
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I love a good "who-done-it". #mysteries #libraryhaul

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The Singles Game | Lauren Weisberger
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Ran to the library to pick up one book on reserve, and while I was there I picked up the 2nd Inspector Gamache and this book. 2 week loan on The Singles Game = first book I started tonight. Like it will take me two weeks to finish a book....hahaha

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The Singles Game | Lauren Weisberger

Ran to the library to pick up one book on reserve, and while I was there I picked up the 2nd Inspector Gamache and this book. 2 week loan on The Singles Game = first book I started tonight. Like it will take me two weeks to finish a book....hahaha

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Finished while waiting for my finger surgery to commence. Lesson learned: just fall, don't bother putting your hand out to stop yourself. This book was really trippy! It had been awhile since I read Babe's last book. Amusing. I knew how it would end the whole time.

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Just Like Other Daughters | Colleen Faulkner
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Many books have made me cry, but this one - this one - made me cry & tore my heart out too. Big, ugly tears at the end. #septphotochallenge #somethingforsept #day7

MelissaJCrispin Ohh. I might need to check this one out based on your comment. For reasons I don't quite understand, I love books that make me cry. 6y
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I didn't realize how much I loved this book until I got to the end and had tears in my eyes.

lute I sobbed for the last three chapters. I would not say I like books with romance as a major theme but this was so much more. My favorite Allende novel. 6y
Posemn Just finished the book this morning and I agree. I had a good cry with the closing chapters. ( I often check Litsy reviews for a book AFTER I finish it). 6y
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This week's #TBR. Duff was always my favorite #GNR band member!

lute Mine too. Have not read How to be a Man yet. 6y
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Mehso-so

I just couldn't get into this book. I thought the subject matter would interest me more, but it didn't. Oh well...

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I just couldn't get into this book. I thought the subject matter would interest me more, but it didn't. Oh well...

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Presidential Anecdotes | Paul F. Boller
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Ok so here's my #uniquefact about me. I love Presidential history, which isn't so unique, but I can say the entire list of US Presidents, Washington-Obama, in ~10 seconds. This book was one of my favorites when I was about 8-9. Crazy, right? One of my uncles introduced me to Presidential history and then taught me how to say all their names. Not sure when I got so fast at saying them. When I learned, Ronald Reagan was POTUS. #augustphotochallenge

katrrosee I love presidential biographies! What are your favorites? 6y
GinaAnderson This reminded me that I have a whole series of pictures of my then 9-year-old in the National Portrait Gallery. The game was to see if he could identify the president before he looked at the nameplate. He's a president nerd, too. 6y
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I have always loved this series. This book isn't hitting me like some of the other ones, but then I just read this quote...and it hit me, we all just want to fly, to know, to explore, to see what's out there...

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If I was on the beach, I would want a frozen margarita and a big bag of books! But it would have to be #laidbackbooks, nothing to make my head hurt too much. I would absolutely bring the Totlandia series - not only are they funny, light reads, but once you finish one, you want to start the next one to see what happens next to the crazy cast of characters.

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My #libraryhaul. I better get reading!!!

MrBook Great stack! 6y
Dineen73 Thanks @MrBook ! I like to have both non-fiction & fiction going at the same time, so I've got a bit of both in this haul. Now, to find the time to read them all! 6y
MrBook Me too! I provide you with moral aupport upon your worthwhile endeavor! 😎👍🏻 6y
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I read this book a few years ago and loved it. I saw it at the library and thought it was widely different from my usual reads. It was inspiring and heart-breaking and fascinating. Being in the minor leagues, whether as a player, manager, or umpire, is not easy, and they are always hoping for "the call up" to the majors. A really eye-opening book. #augustphotochallenge #booksandsports #day5

TheSpinecrackersBookClub I love his writing style. 6y
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Look what made it's way into my Kindle, thank you auto-download from my local library!! I've had this on reserve for awhile and I cannot wait to dig into it. I read Clint Hill's "Mrs. Kennedy & Me" and wow...the last few chapters made me cry big, ugly, all-the-feels tears. Really looking forward to this read because I love Presidential history!!!

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Nancy Drew & and her friends George, Bess, and good old boyfriend Ned #FTW !!! As a kid I always wanted to be a part of their adventures, and my BFF and I would wander our neighborhood looking for a "mystery" to solve. #augustphotochallenge #day4 #bookishsquad

WordWaller Yaaaaas!! 6y
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I'm really loving this book. Totally unrealistic premise - time traveling - but hey, it makes for a good read. Getting some reading time in at the end of the day.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Ok don't crucify me, but I just didn't love this book. I'm surprised I didn't read this as a teenager for an English class or something. Whatever. I read it over the past few weeks and was happy to see it come to an end!

moranadatter No judgment here. Jane Eyre is one of my least favorite books of all time. 6y
BookishMarginalia It took me until my third reread as an adult (and teaching the book) to like it. No judgments here! 6y
Dineen73 @BookishMarginalia & @kmdartist - phew, glad I'm not the only one! BTW, love both of your feeds! 6y
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BookishMarginalia Thanks! Litsy is so fun! 6y
moranadatter @Dineen73 Thanks! It's nice to know I'm not the only one that doesn't love that book. What was it that didn't work for you? I couldn't get past the clunky prose and the awful characters. 6y
Dineen73 @kmdartist Agreed re: clunky prose! 6y
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Just started this yesterday - it's a good book so far - love the premise - very happy that there's 8 books in this series.

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My list of books finished in July...

Dineen73 I just realized I read "Midnight Crossroad" not "Midnight Crossword". Damn you, AutoCorrect!!! 6y
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My daughter (on the left) and her friend reading the new Harry Potter book to some cats at the cat shelter. My daughter keeps calling all the cats "Crookshanks" regardless of their names.

BookishMarginalia 😻😻😻 6y
LauraBeth Sweet 😻 6y
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Collide | Melissa J Crispin
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I met this author last night while waiting for the Harry Potter release - she was volunteering at one of the craft tables. Had a great conversation with her and told her all about @Litsy - then I found her book and had her autograph it for my children. I am excited to read her book (and I hope she joins Litsy).

MrBook Nice! And good pic! 6y
MelissaJCrispin Hi @Dineen73! Thank you so much for sharing a pic of Collide! I just joined and I'm poking around. So far this looks like a great site! Thank you! 6y
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Long day yesterday but my daughter really wanted to hang out with her friends at a local bookstore and wait for the new Harry Potter. I ended up waiting too so that I could get a copy for my son who is leaving for Boy Scout camp today. Zzzzzzz

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Christine | Stephen King
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#FunFridayPhoto Stephen King's Christine was one of my first "adult" books, maybe the first - I was 9 and read it on a Girl Scout camping trip, far in the woods in a tiny cabin. The rest of the troop was reading "The Babysitters' Club" or "The Little House" series, but I had Christine. Probably not the best place for me to read that book, definitely explains why I did not sleep at all that weekend!!!! @Liberty

[DELETED] 2232195534 Christine in the woods! Bet you were scared! 😱 6y
Readingismyescape Definitely a perfect scary place to read King. And I wouldn't have slept either! 6y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Definitely the best book I've read all year. Homegoing hooked me from the first page. So descriptive, so haunting in many places. I love how the ending just brought it all together.

litsybookclub This is our book pick of the month! We would love to see you at our discussions :) 6y
Dineen73 @litsybookclub Can't wait - looking forward to it! I've recommended this book to so many people! 6y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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My plans for the evening - a 2 hour train ride and a new book to keep me entertained.

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After You: A Novel | Jojo Moyes
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I'm not loving it as much as I loved Me Before You...and again, as with a book I read last week, I'm getting annoyed with some of the choices made by characters in the book. Well, one character in particular. Less than 25% to finish so plowing through. Just curious, what do others think of this book?

Reviewsbylola Even though I enjoyed this one for the most part, I personally wish Moyes had left the original as a standalone. I guess I understand why she felt the need to show us how Louisa moved on, but to me it just feels like an attempt to tack on an epilogue to a story that doesn't need one. 6y
Dineen73 @Reviewsbylola - absolutely agree. 6y
Dineen73 I finished it. Meh. On to the next book. 6y
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Ok, let me just start by saying the Stephanie Plum novels aren't thought-provoking literature or prose, but I enjoy them. I like to imagine Ranger looks like Vin Diesel, which makes me very happy! Stephanie's antics always keeps me turning the pages - or swiping on my Kindle!

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This book was sad, and horrifying, and frightening. Every sentence made me more thankful for the freedoms I have. Parts of it were frustrating too - did Ali & Zakia not understand the ramifications of their decisions? Overall, I thought it was a great read. Eye-opening!

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Life Goes On | Philip Gulley
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Wise words to remember!

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Life Goes On | Philip Gulley
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Book 4 in the Harmony series. If you like the Mitford series you will also like this series. I have been working my way through this series on and off for a few years. Perfect "light" books that I go for after I've read something heavy or depressing. Or when I find them on my nightstand TBR pile!

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It's finally my turn to read this book - I've had it on hold at the library for what seems like forever! I'm 6% in but I'm hooked already. I know I will shed some tears while reading this book.

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Midnight Crossroad | Charlaine Harris
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That was me when the game changer that I didn't see coming SMACKED me in the face! I LOVE when that happens!

Dineen73 That's supposed to say Holy Crap! My photo editing skills are lacking. 6y
Desireelauren79 Lol that makes a difference 6y
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