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HOTPock3tt

Joined January 2018

Fae Queen fire elemental by day, registered nurse by night…
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Book #2 from #Auldlangspine
I didn‘t love this one nearly as much as my original auldlangspine pick.. The dual storylines felt a bit forced and I didn‘t like ANY of the characters. Maybe it was the fact that this is definitely not a favorite genre for me. I guess I was pulled in by the fact that it was about books 😕

HOTPock3tt Although this one wasn‘t the book for me, there lots of other books from @mcipher amazing list that I plan on trying as soon as I get my hands on them from the library!! 😎 7mo
monalyisha Good attitude! Fun cover, too. Bummer! 7mo
mcipher Awww too bad! But it happens, right? We can‘t all agree on everything…. 😎 Though I def agree on the unlikeable characters in this one! 7mo
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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#Authoramonth

⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

vlwelser 💯 7mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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#Authoramonth This was quite an intriguing book! I went in blind and every time I thought I could grasp what it was about, the subject shifted. And she STILL managed to tie them all together beautifully.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️& 1/2 out of 5.

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Functions and Graphs | Israel M. Gelfand
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Any of my Litsy peeps want to connect on Storygraph? I recently made an account and was wondering who else on litsy has one 🤔… it‘s a goodreads alternative where we can see stats/graphs of our reading year, catalog books, and keep up with challenges etc.
Edited: My username there is the same as here on Litsy @HOTPock3tt if you want to add me ☺️

Birdsong28 I am on there as birdsong_28 😊 8mo
Kimberlone I have the same username there! 8mo
Jadams1776 My username is the same there 8mo
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Clwojick I have an account. Same username as well! 🧡 8mo
HOTPock3tt @birdsong28 @kimberlone @jadams1776 @clwojick Nice! I added you guys 💛 (edited) 8mo
peanutnine My username is sglance9 on storygraph 😊 8mo
HOTPock3tt @peanutnine Added!☺️ 8mo
Birdsong28 @HOTPock3tt What is your username? I can't see it on my profile 8mo
HOTPock3tt @birdsong28 same username as on here 😎 @HOTPock3tt oops I should've added that to the original post 😆lol (edited) 8mo
Birdsong28 Sent you a friend request @HOTPock3tt 😊 8mo
HOTPock3tt @Birdsong28 I accepted!☺️glad you were able to find me. Sorry I‘m kind of new there LOL. 8mo
Birdsong28 @HOTPock3tt Me too I only joined this month as I needed the app so I could do mjreadings's tbr challenge. 8mo
HOTPock3tt 🙃 I joined to keep up with my stats and to help with challenges as well! I was having a harder time keeping up with them before this app. And I almost never use good reads…. @Birdsong28 8mo
Monica5 Book_reader_lover is how I am on there. I sent you a friend request 8mo
Clare-Dragonfly I sent you a friend request! Not that I ever use the friends section 😆 8mo
BookNAround I‘m BookNAround. Just sent you a request. 8mo
HOTPock3tt @Monica5 @Clare-Dragonfly @BookNAround I added you guys 🤗 8mo
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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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Lots of revelations, just like you would expect. Some things I suspected were confirmed. I wish there was a bit more about Megan… but for those of us who are married interracially this hits close to home. More so than marriage, he covered a lot of events in his life.

Hopefully there is some resolution for him 😞💔
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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#auldlangspine @mcipher @monalyisha

I literally have to pick my jaw up off of the FLOOR 😱this book was AMAZING. Intricate plot, interesting characters… I can‘t say anything about the plot because I don‘t want to spoil it, lots of twists and turns. This is one of the best books I‘ve read in a long time. It has every element I could wish for in a book.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

Kimberlone 100% agreed! 9mo
Ruthiella This is next up for me!🤞 9mo
monalyisha Ah! I need to just read this. I think I‘ve been putting it off because I loved Station Eleven so much. Bumping it back up the list! 9mo
mcipher Yay!! I love her books so much and I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 9mo
HOTPock3tt @Kimberlone 🥰 @Ruthiella I hope you love it as much as I did!!!☺️ @monalyisha I personally like it a lot better than station eleven! @mcipher I loved it SO much! Looking forward to the next reads from your auldlangspine list! 9mo
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Quietly Hostile | Samantha Irby
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Soo excited for this book!!! 😃 this lady never fails with her hilarious, yet very real and down to earth essays. I‘m glad to see her back. 😎
Preorder a signed personalized copy at the link below:

https://www.bookbugkalamazoo.com/signedpersonalized-copy-quietly-hostile

wanderinglynn Ooh, I can‘t wait! Love her writing. 10mo
HOTPock3tt @wanderinglynn Same!! 🤗💖🎉 (edited) 10mo
AlaMich This makes me so happy!! I didn‘t know there was another one. 10mo
Eyelit I preordered and have been counting down the days 😄 10mo
HOTPock3tt @AlaMich @Eyelit @wanderinglynn we can preorder a signed/personalized copy! I put the link above in my post! I did that with her last book and she personalized it for me! ☺️ This news makes me really happy too. Her books always make me smile!! 🥰 (edited) 10mo
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Rebecca | Daphne D Maurier
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📚 Rebecca- One of the best books of my life lol 😆 ✍️ Taylor Jenkins Reid
🎥 Rush Hour
👩‍🎤 Rihanna
🎵 Rock with you-Michael Jackson

#ManicMonday #LetterR @CBee

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 10mo
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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My list for #Auldlangspine from @mcipher ! 🤗💖
I think I will start with sea of tranquility!!! I just downloaded the glass hotel (it‘s been on my TBR!) and I‘ll read that one before January. I‘m also checking out the Writing Retreat! And Our Crooked hearts (I LOVED the hazel wood!) Oh and I have book of night by holly black on my TBR as well.

mcipher Yay! I‘ve been going through your list, too, lots I‘m excited about (and a couple potential rereads I loved the first time 🙌) 10mo
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I was waiting for this because ‘People we meet on vacation‘ was one of my fave books last year. I didn‘t enjoy this one quite as much, but it was charming with witty dialogue and likable characters. It‘s a book you pick up mostly when you need a change of pace from heavier reading.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ &1/2 out of 5

HOTPock3tt Btw I haven‘t been on Litsy for a few months. Thank you to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday in April even though I wasn‘t active!♥️♥️♥️ and I look forward to seeing how pemberlittens is doing and catching up a bit with Litsy in general! 🙃🤗 (edited) 1y
squirrelbrain Good to see you back! 👋 1y
HOTPock3tt @squirrelbrain Thanks so much!!! It‘s good to be back 😃 1y
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn | Melissa Bashardoust
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#NewYearWhoDis from @Clare-Dragonfly list
A world where demons exists closely with humans. I think what didn‘t sit well with me is the main character had shades of frozen‘s Elsa and there were a few beauty and the beast references. I adore those stories! But wanted a bit more originality I guess 😕 although I was surprised at the villain reveal. It was ok! Maybe just not as memorable for me.

HOTPock3tt I wanted more romance between the MC‘s especially more bisexual girl power/interaction!! I know that wasn‘t really the focus, but I wish we could have more of it in these mainstream books 2y
Clare-Dragonfly Huh. I guess I haven‘t seen all of Frozen so I didn‘t catch that! 2y
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Omg!! 😱🎉this is literally the perfect gift @sprainedbrain !!!! And it plays the song!!! 🥰#Outlander!! Thank you soo much Jenni!! ♥️

sprainedbrain Happy holidays, my friend! ❤️ 2y
Traci1 That's lovely. ❤ 2y
Liatrek Oh wow ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit ❤️😍❤️😍❤️😍 2y
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary 🙌😘😘🙌❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Girl, Serpent, Thorn | Melissa Bashardoust
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#NewYearWhoDis list by @Clare-Dragonfly !!
I‘ve already read(and adored!) Red White and Royal blue… so I‘ll start with Girl, Serpent, Thorn! ♥️ And try out Piranesi which seems to be on a lot of peoples‘ fave list. Also I must‘ve looked up winterkeep a million times. Every time I see the cover it reminds me I need to stop borrowing Graceling from the library and actually read it. Maybe it‘ll happen this year 😇

magyklyXdelish Girl serpent thorn is one of my faves I‘ve read this year, by far! And Piranesi was strange but wonderful and that one I say go in as blind as you can ♥️ 2y
magyklyXdelish Also Burn Our Bodies Down I lived as well!! Wonderful list!! 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I agree with everything @magyklyXdelish said! 😁 And yes, definitely read Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue before Winterkeep. They‘re all so good! Also if you want to read Burn Our Bodies down but are concerned about any triggers, let me know and I can help you out with that. 2y
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#LMPBC #GroupC #Fantasy
🤔I loved the beginning and that ending! The world building was EFFORTLESS!! But the middle was QUITE slow😖I felt like the whole book happened in the last few chapters. I adored the MC‘s and their friends but I wish we got to spend more time with them instead of just the end. A few 🔥 scenes! and I want more of these characters! I wanted bit more of EVERYTHING from this book I guess😕If only there was a book 2!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

HOTPock3tt Sorry guys I was between books with a long few days at home so I started a bit early 😅 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I'm glad you enjoyed it - I'm looking forward to this one!!! It looks like there is a book 2, but maybe one that's set in the same world more than a direct sequel?? 2y
HOTPock3tt That‘s the one I‘m tempted to read next! ☺️Just to be back in this world @TheAromaofBooks 2y
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The Changeling | Victor LaValle
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Buddy read with @sprainedbrain and @Chrissyreadit This was outside of my genre comfort zone, but there were lots of pleasant surprises. As previously noted in other reviews although it had lots of myths and legends there were lots of metaphors about racism etc. I feel like it was a compulsive read. And while there were some storylines not resolved I couldn‘t put it down and have already put another book by this author on hold. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

sprainedbrain Oooh. Which one? 2y
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“Just give me a chance and I‘ll level mountains and kill untold millions, make myself the Dark Queen of the world” what a way to start a book! 😎 #NaomiNovik

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#LMPBC #GroupC #Fantasy
Ok guys! ♥️🎉😁 So far this is our line up right? Please let me know if there are any changes. 🤗

HOTPock3tt Chrissy, I just had to use your ingenious book tag from before 🤣 2y
Chrissyreadit Hahaha!!! Love it! 2y
Chrissyreadit Love your post! 2y
Laughterhp Yup! looks good! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 2y
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#LMPBC #GroupC #Fantasy
Hey guys!!♥️🤗 @Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks Just throwing some suggestions out there! Let me know if you‘ve read them or you don‘t like any of them and I will suggest others. All are different areas of fantasy, so I guess it depends on what you‘re in the mood for: I will try to tag them below as well! 🙃

HOTPock3tt I have always been curious to read a Sanderson… (edited) 2y
HOTPock3tt I‘ve been wanting to reread this because I was reading like 8 books at the time lol (edited) 2y
HOTPock3tt Wondering about all the hype (edited) 2y
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HOTPock3tt Also lots of recent hype (edited) 2y
HOTPock3tt I like faeries and elves so I‘m very curious about this one… (edited) 2y
Laughterhp So I‘ve read Mistborn and The City of Brass. I read them both this year so wouldn‘t want to reread them. I‘d be okay with any of the other 3. I really like the sound of A Deal with the Elf King. 2y
Chrissyreadit I really like A Deal With The Elf King! That would be my first choice. 2y
Chrissyreadit I also just stacked From Blood And Ash- that sounds good too as a second choice. 2y
TheAromaofBooks A Deal With the Elf King sounds good to me, too!! I haven't read any of the others, though, so I'm pretty flexible!! 2y
HOTPock3tt Ok! ☺️ A Deal with the Elf King it is!! @Chrissyreadit @Laughterhp @TheAromaofBooks 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
HOTPock3tt Yep! I am quite excited! 😁🎉 2y
Laughterhp Yay! 2y
Chrissyreadit 🙌🙌🙌 2y
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This book broke my heart and put it back together again. The author is so good at writing human experiences that it‘s shocking. So much relatable here. I also loved Her book Normal People. This one is just as well written. I loved the character Alice!! One of my top fave reads of the year! ♥️

sprainedbrain ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain Also idk when you changed your profile pic because I‘ve been so absent, but super cute. 😍 2y
HOTPock3tt Thanks Jenni!!! 😃♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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The Ice Dragon | George R.R. Martin
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Hi Litsy Fam! 😁 I am hoping to get suggestions on more fantasy books to read! For example, books featuring ice dragons, elemental magic, the FAE, mages etc. Any suggestions? ♥️🤗

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ScientistSam Sarah J Maas's ACOTAR series and Throne of Glass series 2y
DanaManiac If you‘d do YA fantasy, I liked 2y
HOTPock3tt @BookwormAHN thanks so much for the recommendations! I put mistborn on hold at the library a while back but haven‘t read it! And the name of the wind sounds good too! I‘m adding them both! ♥️🎉 2y
HOTPock3tt @mdm139 thanks for the recommendation!! Not sure why I haven‘t read this classic! It‘s been on my TBR for a while! I‘ll be moving it up 😎 2y
HOTPock3tt @ScientistSam thanks for the recommendations!! I have read and loved both!! I‘m a huge fan of SJM! ACOTAR is one of my fave series of all time!!♥️and I read ToG last year and really enjoyed it as well!! @DanaManiac thanks for the recommendation!! I do like YA fantasy and I‘ve had “This poison heart” on hold at the library for a while now!!! Once it‘s comes through I‘ll let you know what I thought!!🤗 2y
Chrissyreadit Have you read Holly Black? Also Anne Bishop? And I read the first two of the trilogy that is a Pride and Prejudice retelling with dragons- I loved it- 2y
Chrissyreadit Some others: Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik and Pawn of Prophecy- an older fantasy and favorite book. Graceling is another favorite and if your in the mood for light and very very silly A Spell For Chameleon is fun. 2y
HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit Hey Chrissy!!😃 I ADORE holly black!! She is one of my faves! And I have heartstone on my TBR!! I will look up the others!! I started the Naomi novik but didn‘t finish it and I have Graceling on my TBR!! Those two I‘m going to try to download right now! Thanks so much for the recommendations!!♥️♥️♥️🎉 (edited) 2y
Chrissyreadit Awesome! I can‘t wait to hear what you think! 2y
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Just one look at the cover and I wouldn‘t have read this. But after reading the first book for the TV show, I‘d fallen in love with this quirky family! This book might be the biggest surprise of my entire reading year!😱 Compelling story w/characters you can‘t WAIT to know more about! Super hot MC‘s too!! The entertainment factor of this book was so high that I‘m sorry I judged it by the cover! Clearly, this author is on her game! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ &1/2

Kimberlone Can‘t wait for season 2 of Bridgerton to cover this book! Personally the 3rd entry is my least favorite, but I encourage you to keep going with the series even if you don‘t like #3. I think that #4 is a real fan favorite and standout in the series! 2y
sprainedbrain Bring on Anthony! 🔥 🐝 2y
HOTPock3tt Yesss I am dying to see him!! 😍 🔥 🐝 cannot WAIT till the new season airs! Feels like it‘s taking forever!!! @sprainedbrain (edited) 2y
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Leap of Faith: Finding Love the Modern Way | Cameron Hamilton, Lauren Speed
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It‘s rare for me to watch TV, but I watched love is blind on Netflix and immediately fell in love with Lauren/Cameron. I followed their journey on the entire show. It was very refreshing to hear they had written a book too. This provided lots of background info we didn‘t get to see on the show and updates on how they‘re doing now. It was pleasant and I was very happy to get an update on one of my favorite couples ever ♥️🤗
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ & 1/2 out of 5

cleoh Ooh I liked this show and the couple! I might have to pick this one up! 2y
JamieArc I liked them a lot too ❤️ 2y
Mrs_B Oooo I completely binged Love is Blind. Might have to loom this up. Thanks for sharing. 2y
HOTPock3tt @cleoh @JamieArc @Mrs_B it‘s like a fun ‘behind the scenes‘ look ☺️ 2y
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This was hands down one of my fave books of the year. I didn‘t know much about it going in, and it‘s not my typical read yet I adore these characters so much! and I was rooting for the them all the way thru the book. The story was charming and so much fun! Slows down a bit in the middle (fair warning) but makes up for it. I‘m still not over the impact this ‘seemingly light‘ quirky little book and it‘s characters left on my heart!
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

sprainedbrain I put it on hold the day you finished it. 😉 Can‘t wait! 2y
terryduncan5719 It was a very fun read! 2y
HOTPock3tt @terryduncan5719 yes it was!😃♥️ 2y
terryduncan5719 I just realized that in the description it ways that Poppy was a wild child! That is an incorrect description! Free spirit is a better description. What do you think? 2y
HOTPock3tt I completely agree with you. She was a free spirit who just didn‘t want to be held down by her boring Ohio town. Loving travel doesn‘t make you a wild child! Who the heck wrote that description lol 🤨 she actually didn‘t do anything wild!! @terryduncan5719 2y
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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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I absolutely ADORED this authors first book “Red White and Royal Blue” so I automatically bought this and it did NOT disappoint!!! 🎉♥️ Even the supporting characters in this book were so much fun to that I didn‘t want to leave this world! Between all the LGBTQ🏳️‍🌈 positive vibes, the super fun characters and compelling storyline, this is definitely one of my fave books of the year!!
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HOTPock3tt With red white and royal blue and this book, the author has such a talent for creating worlds that we only WISH real life could be just like it! 2y
sprainedbrain Still thinking about Jane… 🔥 2y
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Kiss the Fae | Natalia Jaster
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I‘d tell you how to kill them- if I‘d figured that out yet. And then the dragons arrived. 😆

HufflepuffGirl90 It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife. And then the dragons arrived. 2y
HOTPock3tt @HufflepuffGirl90 That.is.Brilliant!!😆🙌🏽🎉♥️lol! (edited) 2y
wanderinglynn I have 3 first lines I couldn‘t decided between. The first one: A screaming comes across the sky. And then the dragons arrived 2y
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wanderinglynn It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. And then the dragons arrived. 2y
wanderinglynn And 3: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair. And then the dragons arrived. 2y
S3V3N You can begin whenever you‘re ready. And then the dragons arrived. 2y
S3V3N @HufflepuffGirl90 that‘s too funny. What book is that? 2y
HufflepuffGirl90 @BeaG it‘s Pride and Prejudice 😊 2y
S3V3N @HufflepuffGirl90 Ok, thanks! 2y
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The Hidden Library | Heather Lyons
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The surprise free library hidden in the corner of the restaurant I went to on Wednesday with Vickie @Wife and our bookish friend Laura 🤗

S3V3N That‘s so cool! 2y
HOTPock3tt @BeaG Thanks! ♥️We though it was cool and different to have one right in the restaurant! 🤗 2y
S3V3N @HOTPock3tt I agree, that‘s what makes it cool! 2y
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Emma | Jane Austen
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It‘s been a long time since a book gave me such warm, fuzzy feelings! ♥️ It started a bit slow for me, but by the middle I was completely hooked and I loved the ending . Such fun characters and lots of humor. Thanks @Wife for giving me this wonderful cover! And thanks to @sprainedbrain for hosting the pemberlittens and watch parties!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I bought this without even reading the blurb. She has become an #AutoBuy author for me, and this book did NOT disappoint!!😃❤️ The strength of this is how REAL the characters feel, and how many layers/complexities they have. She knows how to weave an excellent story. Definitely worth the money and it was excellent on audio. This was a highlight of my reading year! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ & 1/2

sprainedbrain Great review! 🥰 2y
Megabooks Agree!! Such a great audiobook! 2y
Laughterhp I may have to reread at some point on audio! Probably in a couple years 🤣 2y
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HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Thanks Jenni! ❤️🎉 2y
HOTPock3tt @Megabooks I was surprised how well done it was! Especially when Carrie confronted Nina‘s husband on the lawn at the party! Lol!🤣 2y
HOTPock3tt @Laughterhp lol! I get that! I‘ve been meaning to reread Evelyn Hugo since I first read it years ago! 😂 2y
S3V3N Sounds like a good read. I stacked it. 2y
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His Only Wife | Peace Adzo Medie
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When I tell you, the setting of this book in Ghana was giving me LIFE!! The setting + the amazing female MC made this book special. The MC was fun and strong and so relatable. There were several great characters. The storyline was a bit basic yet still enjoyable and I couldn‘t guess some of the character‘s motivations until the end. Me and Reese usually do not have the same taste in books but this one was a gem. ☺️
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

TheKidUpstairs I find that with her book club. Usually they're not my kind of book, but every once in a while she picks one that I LOVE! 2y
HOTPock3tt @TheKidUpstairs That‘s exactly what happened here! 💖 2y
KristiAhlers I have picked up and put down this books so many times it‘s ridiculous only because as of late her selections have been meh for me. I shall go download it now as we seem to agree on a lot of books! 2y
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HOTPock3tt @Katbooklover I would say get it from the library just in case you don‘t like it. Reese is always iffy for me 🤣but I hope you like it! ☺️ 2y
S3V3N When I say I cried and cheered throughout this book just know it was real. I haven‘t had a book hit me emotionally like this one did. I was soooo hurt for the MC when she found out the truth that I had to stop reading for a few hours. I couldn‘t put it down. 2y
HOTPock3tt @BeaG I was so hurt for her too because she REALLY loved him, and his family manipulated her 💔 I also loved hearing about the culture in Ghana and the food. 2y
S3V3N @HOTPock3tt Yesssss!!!! I agree with everything you said! 2y
Chrissyreadit What have you been up to? I‘m hoping we can coordinate a movie night with @sprainedbrain 🥳 2y
HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit Hey Chrissy!!! 🎉❤️I hope so too!! 😃🥳 I haven‘t been up to much, still reading just somehow lost the motivation to post. So now I have a backlog of about 10 books to post reviews on😅😶😰lol! 🤣how about you? How have you been?🤗 2y
Chrissyreadit @HOTPock3tt I‘m trying to clean, and read- and learn how to live with RHeumatoid arthritis without pain meds - but I would really enjoy a movie night (hint, hint) 2y
HOTPock3tt @Chrissyreadit hopefully you are using heating pads! I have chronic joint pain (not arthritis) And back pain because of my job, and heating pads help ALOT! Hope you feel better!! ❤️❤️❤️ We have to figure something out with a movie night!! 😁 I know pemberlittens aren‘t there yet with Emma, but that doesn‘t mean we couldn‘t watch something else! 😎 tagging @sprainedbrain (edited) 2y
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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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I just don‘t know how to FEEL right now!😍🎉😭😱 This one single book had a SAGA feel to it as it chronicles the life of the MC and life in general in depression era America. It‘s my first Kristin Hannah and I was blown away by her descriptions +her ability to breath life into the characters and the setting. It was flawless until the unsatisfactory ending! Even that couldn‘t really detract from such stellar work.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️&1/2 out of 5. More ⬇️

HOTPock3tt One of my patients told me “Kristin Hannah is a genre in and of herself” now I see exactly what she meant.🤗 this book was an EXPERIENCE! tagging @suvata because we were talking about Kristin Hannah earlier this week. I read some of “The Nightingale” but had to return it to the library therefore didn‘t finish it. But after THIS I will definitely pick it up again! 😃💖 (edited) 2y
mom2bugnbee The Nightingale was wonderful. I've never been disappointed by her. 2y
HOTPock3tt @mom2bugnbee I borrowed the audiobook from my library! Definitely looking forward to it!!💖🤗 2y
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The Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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I finished this 2 weeks ago and forgot to review. I really enjoyed the characters in this one. Strong MC‘s and intriguing + witty side characters. The detective story/mystery was well played out and I didn‘t guess the actual culprit. Storyline moved quickly. I enjoyed this and will eventually try the rest of the series. ☺️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

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Legendborn | Tracy Deonn
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This will most likely end up on my #Favesof2021 list!! ☺️ It was an action packed thrill ride! With a totally relatable, vulnerable yet fiercely strong MC. It had legends, a touch of romance and plenty of black girl magic.
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️& 1/2 out of 5

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This was compulsively readable! I was unable to stop listening. I‘m not usually much into the dual storyline thing but this time around I actually liked both of them. (Although Eliza really shined, I liked the modern day one too) Overall it wasn‘t quite as memorable for me as others I‘ve read this year. I enjoyed it. Although I agree 100% @Cinfhen it‘s definitely a #BorrowNotBuy
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HOTPock3tt @Cinfhen Thanks so much for telling us it was on hoopla!! 💖Free is always good! 😆 3y
HOTPock3tt @Wife Remember we were checking this one out at Barnes and noble? It‘s on hoopla! 🤗 3y
Cinfhen I‘m so glad it worked for you!!! And yeah, #Hoopla is awesome 🙌🏻💗 3y
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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I read this for my first ever #LMPBC. #GroupS This one really surprised me! Steeped in lots of traditional myths with very intriguing characters... The story hooks you in at the beginning. Unfortunately there is a really slow part in the middle but the ending really defined the book! I‘d say this was one of the more memorable books I‘ve read this year. It‘ll be on its way to you @sprainedbrain
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

HOTPock3tt I ADORED the Dragon shape-shifter!!! He was so cocky in a cool way! 😎 3y
Cathythoughts Oh what a cover ❤️ 3y
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you loved it, and I will be looking forward to it! 🥰 3y
HOTPock3tt @Cathythoughts I thought so too! 💖 @sprainedbrain I was surprised how much I liked it! 3y
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Wicked Lovely | Melissa Marr
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This was suggested by my friend Laura (who is not on litsy) because she knows I‘m obsessed with the fae. I‘ve also heard it‘s one of Holly Blacks‘ fave series so I wanted to try it out. I‘m so glad I did! It was an addictive, very engaging and creative story! Lots of fun characters and faerie court drama (which I love) the storyline is a bit YA, but still keeps you engrossed. I will definitely continue with the rest of the series!
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An Unexpected Peril | Deanna Raybourn
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They‘re at it again! 😃 Veronica Speedwell and her sidekick Stoker, causing mischief and investigating murders in this cozy Victorian mystery. This was a solid entry into the series... not my fave but still a lot of fun 🙃 Also I think these are better in print than on audio. Don‘t want to give anything away... more in the comments section. 😆
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HOTPock3tt Veronica and stoker had some sexy times in this one! And I love how he is such a romantic he goes around quoting Keats to her! I really hope she changes her mind about marriage and decides to marry him. Also hoping for some slightly more descriptive sexy times if there is another book! 😁 Excelsior!! 3y
Eggbeater I have a signed copy on order. I am so excited! 3y
HOTPock3tt @Eggbeater WOW! That‘s pretty amazing!! 😵🙌🏽 as much as I love this series, I wish I could get a signed copy! 💖 3y
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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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I was sort of following the chapter/day, but had to finish up due to waay too many library books on my plate 😅 lol. Anyways I went into this one with ZERO expectations since I‘ve never heard much about this particular Austen. I enjoyed it! I didn‘t figure out the ending plot twist. This won‘t be among my faves of hers, but I enjoyed it all the same ☺️ #Pemberlittens
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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This was outside of my usual genre comfort zone, but I enjoyed it! It kept me turning the pages and wondering about the motivations of each character. The ending was fantastic and gave me a lot to think about. I would try more of her work... Although I would definitely #BorrowNotBuy for this one. It wont be on my faves of the year list or anything lol but it was entertaining ☺️
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ &1/2 out of 5

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The Invisible Library | Genevieve Cogman
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Look what I managed to score! 💕 😁
Although I‘ve never been much of a wine drinker... (I‘m more of Titos girl or a Beer drinker) I‘m going to kick back, enjoy the tagged book and some #BlackGirlMagic! 💖🎉🙌🏽
Thanks! @KVanRead for first introducing this to us here on Litsy! 🤗

KVanRead Nice!!! And thanks to @sprainedbrain I‘m all signed up for the wine and book club 😀 3y
S3V3N I need to find this and try it! Thanks for sharing! 3y
HOTPock3tt @kvanread Yep! 🤗 @BeaG I found it at target lol. Do you guys have target in your state? (edited) 3y
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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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Well! Can I just say how much FUN it was to be back in this world again! 😃 I‘m not a fan of nesta, but the storyline was fast paced: Plus we got to spend time with all the other amazing characters! (nesta grows on you lol) Lots of 🔥🔥🔥 scenes!😍🙌🏽 but AVOID the audiobook. The narration is terrible! 😖 Overall this was a treat! pure entertainment. If SJM writes this series for the next 50 years I‘ll still keep reading it.☺️
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Unfinished: A Memoir | Priyanka Chopra Jonas
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I‘ve been a fan of Priyanka‘s since Andaaz (around 2003) many years before she became famous in America with Quantico. I liked hearing her antics growing up, the backstory of film/TV projects etc. I just feel like she held back and didn‘t reveal much in general. She didn‘t address the rumors about her relationship with (married) Akshay Kumar and no backstory on Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (my fave movie of hers) maybe because he was in it. 😕
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️/5

HOTPock3tt I get that India is a conservative country in general, and she was probably afraid to address anything controversial. And it‘s her choice what she talks about... but I felt like she held back so much that it made the story a bit bland 😶 still good... but lacked the punch. (edited) 3y
HOTPock3tt I‘m still so proud of her every time I mention her name here in America and people actually KNOW who I‘m talking about! ❤️ I‘m happy for the tremendous amount of success she has gained all around the world. And I‘m happy to have been on board throughout her journey into Bollywood films and Into American movies/TV. Can‘t wait to see her in Matrix 4! 💖😃 (edited) 3y
sprainedbrain Excellent review! ⭐️ 3y
HOTPock3tt @sprainedbrain Thanks Jenni! 💙🤗 (edited) 3y
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Finally! I FINALLY read this book!! 🙌🏽🎉 This was one of ‘those‘ books for me: On my TBR for years and now I‘ve finally completed it. I loved the MC‘s and the side characters were pretty funny too. Although this was more of a slow burn for me... not a lot going on in the book in GENERAL really 🤔😂. I think this would‘ve been better in print vs audio... but the ending was OVERWHELMINGLY sweet! 😍
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sprainedbrain Wentworth 4ever! 😍😉😘 3y
MsMelissa My favourite Austen 🥰 Actually, it‘s my favourite book period. 3y
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Anansi Boys | Neil Gaiman
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I loved his Norse Mythology book and stardust But this one really didn‘t do much for me 😕 I was curious to read something featuring folklore! But I never really connected to the characters... and the story dragged at times: Sorry Vickie! @Wife I tried! 😟
⭐️ ⭐️ 1/2 out of 5

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Why am I not surprised?! ❤️😂

Who is your literary Soul Mate Quiz

https://bookriot.com/literary-soulmate-quiz/

MsMelissa I got Jamie Fraser 😍 3y
HOTPock3tt @MsMelissa Jaime!!!!! 😍 I‘m just as in love with him too!! 😂 although there‘s a SLIGHT edge in my heart for Mr Darcy! ❤️🤗 (edited) 3y
MsMelissa I don‘t even read the Outlander books anymore, but still love Jamie. My favourite Austen hero is Capt. Wentworth, followed by Mr. Knightley. I do love Darcy, but he‘s too standoff-ish to be my favourite. 3y
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eanderson Mr. Darcy (insert swoon 😍) 3y
Wife Same 3y
rachelsbrittain Thank you for sharing!! 💛 3y
sprainedbrain I got Darcy, too! 3y
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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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@suvata @sprainedbrain @Bits Hi! 🤗These are ideas for my #LMPBC book (round 11). Any thoughts? 🤔

suvata I haven‘t read any of them and they look fantastic. 3y
HOTPock3tt I‘ll probably go with “The Ghost Bride” as long as @sprainedbrain and @Bits haven‘t read it yet...🤔 3y
sprainedbrain I haven‘t read The Ghost Bride, and it sounds good! The only one I have read is Alias Grace. 😉 3y
Bits Ghost Bride sounds good! 3y
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This was really hard for me to get into, partly because I‘m not really feeling YA that much at the moment... This seems to be the younger spectrum of the genre lol 😶I did love the MC Hazel and almost all of the characters! Storyline was a bit predictable with a too neat ending. I was kind of waiting for it to end 😅 I‘m obsessed with the fae, but I preferred the faeries in her “Cruel Prince” series. Definitely a ‘borrow don‘t buy‘.
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cozypunk I haven't read Holly Blacks 3y
cozypunk *error* Black's YA books, yet. Does she do romance in her YA stories? 3y
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Although I didn‘t enjoy this as much as “The Fifth Season trilogy” or “the city we became” it was still a solid pick. The storyline was quite intriguing, but slowed down towards the end. The huge battle and court politics I expected never really happened (maybe in subsequent books) but I liked the world building. Will continue with the series. #AuthorAMonth
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Booknerd_76 I felt the same way. I love N.K.Jemisin. But didn't like this trilogy as much as the Broken Earth. Have you read the Dreamblood series yet? I have it but haven't read it. 3y
HOTPock3tt I love her too. Broken earth has become one of my fave series!! ❤️... I read the city we became and loved it, but I haven‘t read dreamblood either. It‘s probably next up on my list ☺️ @Booknerd_76 3y
HOTPock3tt @booknerd_76 did you read how long until black future month? I downloaded it but was a little hesitant since it‘s short stories...🤔 3y
Booknerd_76 @HOTPock3tt I haven't. I've considered it but I've been hesitant too. I did read Emergency Skin in the book of short stories called forward. It too is different than most of her other books but it was good to me too. She's one of my favorite authors right now 3y
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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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Buddy read with #BookSister Jenni @sprainedbrain
If only I could convey what a unique EXPERIENCE this was! ❤️it‘s character driven with some of the most fun, intriguing and entertaining characters I‘ve read for a long time. Such an engrossing storyline, it was about more than the blurb tells you: not just about New York. Lots of hilarious scenes! With socially relevant themes too. Bring on book 2! 🙌🏽#AuthorAMonth
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HOTPock3tt When those Evil STARBUCKS actually detached from the ground and started coming after them to attack them I was lmfao! 😂😂 I‘ll never look at Starbucks the same way again! 🤣 3y
DHill Loved this one! 3y
HOTPock3tt @DHill It‘ll probably end up on my favorites list this year! Of course along with “The Fifth Season”! ❤️😉 (edited) 3y
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sprainedbrain We MUST buddy read the next one, too! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
HOTPock3tt Yess!! 🙌🏽🎉It was fun chatting about it with you! ❤️❤️❤️ @sprainedbrain 3y
DHill Same! 3y
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This book just wasn‘t for me. It was a slog fest of heaped on overdone misery with no reprieve. I‘m shocked by the comparison to the AMAZING “Anxious People” By Fredrik Backman. The storyline of this book felt like a rip off of a classic movie (I‘ll name it in the comments) And the characters were all one dimensional. All of THAT for one or two good lines at end. It didn‘t feel worth it 😓

HOTPock3tt This was an indirect buddy read with @Wife otherwise I probably wouldn‘t have bothered to finish it. I tried another book by this author a few years ago “how to stop time” and didn‘t like it. Maybe his work just isn‘t for me. (edited) 3y
HOTPock3tt The storyline felt like a rip off of “It‘s a wonderful life” 3y
AmyG I just wasn‘t feeling this at all. 3y
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HOTPock3tt Same 😐 if I wasn‘t reading it with my friend I would‘ve just dropped it. I still sent it back to audible ASAP! 😂 @AmyG (edited) 3y
britt_brooke I got my Audible credit back, too! 😂🙅🏼‍♀️ 3y
HOTPock3tt @britt_brooke 🤣🤣🤣 LOL! there is no WAY that book is worth losing a credit over! 🙅🏽‍♀️😂 3y
Wife I can‘t believe you finished that quickly! I‘m wondering if I should just bail and switch to 3y
HOTPock3tt @Wife I was cleaning all day yesterday and doing laundry lol. I always have an audiobook on when I do. Although it was hard to continue this one. I think it depends on how you feel. If you like it so far that‘s a different story. I could tell from the beginning that I didn‘t like it 🤣 (edited) 3y
Howard_L Yes....I‘m bailing! 3y
Joanne1 Definitely a disappointment for me. I truly don‘t understand all the hype about this one. 3y
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This was just fantastic. Right from the start I related to so much the author was saying. The way this author describes things about life I‘ve only just FELT and could never put into words. It‘s about so much more than the blurb tells you. I fell in love with these characters and their situations. It was so memorable for me. I laughed out loud SO many times and shed many a tear. Thanks @suvata for the wonderful recommendation! ❤️
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suvata I‘m so glad it resonated with you. It did with me too. 3y
Catsandbooks Totally agree! Beautiful book! 3y
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