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Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja

Joined May 2016

Psychologist, collector of books, consumer of cakes 📚❤🍪
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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Hi Littens ❤️ celebrating my first day of Christmas vacation/maternity leave with a little relaxation and reading. My belly and baby girl are getting bigger and bigger, but I still have around 10 weeks to go. I‘m feeling great, though, and plan on using the time, until she comes, on reading, relaxing and prepping all the baby-related stuff 😅

Hopefully, I‘ll get better at checking in once in a while in the new year 🤞

Happy holidays friends!

DivineDiana What an exciting time for you! I read to my daughter while she was still in the womb. You might consider including some of your favorite children‘s book! Sending lots of love and wising you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 💖 💕🎁 4w
squirrelbrain Glad you‘re feeling great! I hope you have a lovely relaxing festive season! 🎄 4w
CarolynM Enjoy some me-time amongst all the preparation, you may not get a lot of it once the baby arrives. Merry Christmas😘 4w
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Cathythoughts How lovely! Enjoy 💕 4w
AnneCecilie Your in for a treat readingwise. Merry Christmas 🎄 4w
BarbaraBB That belly 🥰. Enjoy the last weeks of me-time ❤️ 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 😘 4w
JackOBotts Congratulations! 🤗🤗🤗💜💜💜 4w
TrishB Happy you time ❤️ enjoy resting, reading and nesting . Happy Christmas 4w
Itchyfeetreader Congratulations 4w
batsy ❤️ 4w
Caroline2 Merry Christmas to you and bump! 😘 4w
Chrissyreadit So exciting! I hope this is a wonderful season of Joy and Calm 🤍 4w
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 4w
LiteraryinLawrence So excited for you! Wishing you all good things in the new year! 4w
youneverarrived Definitely make the most of the reading/relaxing time 💕 not long to go now, exciting! Glad you‘re doing well. 4w
julesG 😍😍😍 A bump!!! 😍😍😍 4w
Reggie Happy Holidays!!! 4w
LeahBergen Look at that beautiful bump!! 🥰🥰 4w
BookwormM Congratulations not long now 💕💕 4w
mrp27 💗💗💗 4w
Megabooks So happy for you!! 💜💜 4w
Avanders ♥️🎄♥️ Happy New Year! 🎆 1w
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Help Wanted | Allison B Hanson
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Help needed!

It‘s my birthday in November, and I‘m starting to think of a wishlist, and I‘m lost. 😳 I know I want books (obviously), but I‘ve been so far out of the book world, that I‘ve no idea what‘s good. So if you want to tag some of the best books you‘ve read so far, I would very much appreciate it! It doesn‘t have to be new releases, I‘m up for anything 🙏

Also, thank you all for the reactions to my baby news. I‘m well, and so is baby ☺️

squirrelbrain Only just seen your baby news - I missed it when you posted before. Congrats! Book-wise, I see you have the first Osman book - the second is even better, I think. And just the right kind of book; funny and warm, and just an all-round fun read! 4mo
LeahBergen Wonderful news!! Congratulations! 😘😘😘 4mo
Tamra Yay!!!! Exciting news! 4mo
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EvieBee This is really good. Possibly a favorite of the year. 4mo
CarolynM Glad you're doing well 😘 I'll tag a few if my favourite reads this year starting with the most recent 4mo
BarbaraBB You should really read my recommendations 😉! Happy to hear you‘re doing well! Enjoy your last months of just being a couple! 🤍 4mo
batsy Congratulations! 💜 4mo
Kalalalatja @squirrelbrain @LeahBergen @Tamra @batsy thank you ❤️ even though I‘m around 18 weeks, it still feels new and exciting everyday 😄 @BarbaraBB well, you know I always trust your recommendations! 😉 we are filling our calendar with dates and couple-time to make the most of it 😅 @CarolynM thank you, I‘m excited to check them out! ☺️ 4mo
BarbaraBB That‘s good! Glad to hear that! ❤️ 4mo
Avanders I enjoyed (and would love your take on) 3mo
LeahBergen Happy Birthday!! I hope you‘re doing well. 😘😘 2mo
batsy Happy birthday! 🎂📚💫 Hope you've been well. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Birthday! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Just dropping in to say Hi! Hope you‘re doing great! 2mo
BiblioLitten I know November is up but I hope you had a splendid birthday! 🥳💖 2mo
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Just checking in to give a little reason why I haven‘t been here lately. But my attention has been on the baby in my belly (and work and staying awake), so reading and Litsy has been on a break. I might pop in once in awhile, but don‘t count on me too much.

I‘m feeling well and happy, and can‘t wait to meet this little one in March ❤️

Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB @CarolynM @TrishB @vivastory @Avanders @4thhouseontheleft @CaroPi @JennyM a little peep from me. Hope you are all well, and thanks for thinking of me ❤️ 4mo
TrishB Ohhhh how exciting!! Congratulations ♥️♥️ glad you‘re ok. Keep in touch even if not reading. X 4mo
AmyG Wow! Congratulations 🎉 4mo
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Bklover Oh I am so happy for you! Congratulations! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Mitch That‘s amazing news - congratulations…. So very happy for you 🥰 4mo
Palimpsest Congratulations! 4mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 😀 4mo
vivastory What wonderful news! Congrats 👏🎉 4mo
vivastory I'm glad to hear that you are doing well 4mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Im FINALLY going to be a grandma 😉😘you know how I feel about you!!! Such wonderful news. Thanks so much for tagging & sharing!! I‘m so glad to know you‘re ok ❤️and please keep me in the loop XX congrats to the real grandparents and of course to you and your guy. 4mo
Bookboss Congratulations! 4mo
zezeki What wonderful news! Congratulations!! 🥳🥳💕 4mo
Lcsmcat Congratulations! 4mo
BrittanyReads Congratulations!!! 🐣🍼 4mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 💜 4mo
youneverarrived Congratulations! Such lovely news ❤️❤️ 4mo
Centique Wonderful news! 💕 4mo
Avanders 🤭🤭🤭 I‘m so HAPPY to hear this! Congratulations!!! 🤍💜💖 4mo
Hazel2019 Congratulations!!!! 🎈 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence Oh my goodness! Congratulations! 4mo
Mtroiano Congrats!! 4mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 4mo
BarbaraJean Congratulations!! 🎉💜📚💜🎉 4mo
rockpools Congratulations! How wonderful 😊 4mo
TheSpineView Great news! Congrats! 4mo
BarbaraBB Oooh Katja, that is such wonderful news! I am very happy for you and your bf and the little one who‘ll have such great parents! Make the most of this exciting time, enjoy 🤍🤍😘 4mo
ravenlee Congratulations! The best reason to interrupt reading. 4mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻 4mo
Jas16 Congratulations! This is wonderful news! 4mo
OrangeMooseReads Congratulations! 4mo
JessClark78 Congratulations! 4mo
MicheleinPhilly SQUEEEEE! What wonderful news! I‘m so happy for you, Katja! 4mo
Bianca How lovely! Congratulations! 4mo
CarolynM Congratulations! That's such lovely news 🤗😘 4mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 4mo
emmaturi Congratulations! 4mo
mrp27 Wonderful news, congratulations!!! 4mo
yourfavouritemixtape Congratulations!! 4mo
JennyM Eeee, Katja 🤗 This is such lovely news. Congratulations 🎉 I hope you are doing ok and managing to get lots of rest. It‘s such a special time. Thinking of you and your partner and sending lots of love ❤️ 4mo
AnneCecilie Congratulations 🥰 (edited) 4mo
Nute Congratulations! The BEST news!🤗 4mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!! 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Congratulations! ♥️☺️ hope you‘re doing well. Enjoy this exciting time! 4mo
La_Cori Congratulations!! 🤗❤ 4mo
CaroPi That is the best reason to not be on Litsy! Hope you have a good pregnancy and tons of health for you and the mini bookworm 😊 4mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB it is so exciting, and I still can‘t believe it, really 😅 ❤️ @Cinfhen thank you so much, it‘s good to know this little one will have grandparents all over the world 😉❤️ my mom is so excited, she even started knitting 😂 @BarbaraBB thank you ❤️ we are both so happy and excited, but also glad that we have a little while yet to just be us and getting used to the idea of being parents. ☺️ 4mo
Kalalalatja @JennyM thank you ❤️ I‘m surprisingly well, and have mostly just been feeling tired and hungry. So overall, I feel like I have it pretty easy 😅 @CaroPi thank you so much, so far, so good on the health front 👍☺️ btw, I have finished The Morbids, and keep forgetting to send it to you, but I hope to send it off during the next few weeks, and will let you know 😅 4mo
hilded How exciting, congratulations 🥰 4mo
BiblioLitten Wow! Congratulations💕🥰 4mo
4thhouseontheleft Congratulations!🎉🥳👶 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm I just saw this Katja..CONGRATULATIONS!!! 🤗 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I hope you‘re both keeping well, this is so exciting! Take lots of rest and self care, love 💕 3mo
Kalalalatja @erzascarletbookgasm thank you Jessie, we are both doing really well, and are just enjoying this exciting time! ☺️❤️ 3mo
Suet624 Congrats!!! 3mo
julesG Congratulations!!! 3mo
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Spinning Around | Catherine Jinks
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Count me in for another #BookSpin 🙌

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 8mo
JennyM Just popping in to say hi 👋 😘 7mo
BarbaraBB Hi Katja, missing you! Hope all is well 🤍 7mo
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Kalalalatja @JennyM @BarbaraBB hi you two ❤️ all is very well, I have just been busy with work, enjoying the Danish summer weather, following the Football Championship, and haven‘t been reading much, so my time for Litsy has been limited. But thanks for thinking of me ❤️ 7mo
BarbaraBB You must have had a great night yesterday! Denmark played so well. If we win tonight we‘ll meet you next week 🤞🏽🤞🏽. I am glad you‘re busy doing nice things 🤍 7mo
JennyM Glad that you are busy in a good way. Enjoy the summer weather and football ⚽️ ☀️ 😘 7mo
vivastory I hope you are well, Katja! 6mo
TrishB Hope you‘re doing ok 👍🏻 6mo
Cinfhen Hi!!!! Hope all is well…miss you xxx 6mo
Avanders Just stopping by to say hi 👋🏽 and hope you are well! 💜💜💜 5mo
CaroPi Hope you are doing good, best wishes from Krakow! 5mo
CarolynM I've missed seeing you around. Hope all is well💕 (edited) 5mo
Cinfhen Hi!!! Just thinking of you 💚💚💚 4mo
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#BookReport and #WeeklyForecast. A good reading week, especially the O‘Neill book 🙌

I‘m only a few chapters into The Morbids, but it isn‘t grapping my attention right away, but I hope it picks up. I‘m not sure what‘ll be next, because I won‘t get as much audio time as normal. A colleague is going to be joining me on my commute the next few months, so I need to find out if she‘s an audiobook listener or not 😅

Cinfhen I see 3.5 stars for Lockwood...what didn‘t work for you?!! 8mo
Cinfhen Hope your co-worker likes audiobooks 💕💕💕 8mo
charl08 Sounds good for the budget (if not necessarily for the audiobook listening!) 8mo
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Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I enjoyed it, especially the second half, but it didn‘t blow me away. The first half was hard to connect to, and I‘m not sure the audio format was the right choice for me with this book 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @charl08 she has told me she has a tendency to sleep in cars (when she isn‘t driving 😅), so I might be able to listen while she naps 😄 8mo
BarbaraBB I hope you‘ll become engaged in The Morbids! 8mo
Cinfhen I agree, first half was hard to connect with but the second half was such a gut 🥊 I think I might have bailed if I was reading print/ because there‘s no way during that first part that I would have followed her thought process in print 8mo
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Louise O‘Neill can do no wrong in my book, and this was just great! I finished it in the sun, but in my mind I was in the rain on the fictional island of Inisrun off the coast of West Cork with my heart in my throat.

O‘Neill‘s books are always feminist, and this one deals with domestic violence in all its forms (more focus on psychological abuse), and I really liked the flow of the story with the interviews, and shifts in time. Just a great book!

Oryx She's superb, I completely agree 8mo
TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 8mo
youneverarrived She‘s fab. Still need to read this one! 8mo
BarbaraBB I am just listening to a true crime podcast set there. , that is such a coincidence. Also - wonderful review. (edited) 8mo
Kalalalatja @Oryx @TrishB @youneverarrived definitely an auto-buy author for me 🙌 @BarbaraBB that is a coincidence! I had to Google some of the islands, and the pictures where stunning 👌 8mo
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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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A different, strangely touching book. The last half touched me in a way I hadn‘t expected after listening to the first half.

A book about social media, about family tragedy and the impact of both on the protagonist. Can‘t wait to discuss it in #CampToB 🙌

squirrelbrain Very much two different books, I think, but I loved both halves. Glad you enjoyed it too. 8mo
BarbaraBB Great review. I felt the same. So touching unexpectedly 💔 8mo
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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily M Danforth
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Mehso-so

This didn‘t grab me the way I had hoped it would. I found it hard to follow the story, different time lines and characters, and I don‘t if that is because I listened to it or because of the book itself. It might just be me, too. 🤷‍♀️

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Louise O‘Neill can do no wrong in my book 🙌 I‘m loving this, even though it is a bit out of my wheel house with its psychological-thriller-vibe.

#CurrentlyReading

BarbaraBB I‘m curious, it sounds like my wheelhouse 😉 8mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB it has a murder, an unreliable narrator, and controlling men. Set on a remote Irish island, filled with feminism, and a bit of a mystery to keep you turning the pages. I‘m hooked! 🙌 8mo
BarbaraBB Wow 🤩 stacked! (edited) 8mo
mklong Yep, you got me too. Stacked! 8mo
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Not much to report in my #BookReport this week. I‘m still listening to Plain Bad Heroines, and I only miss a few hours, but it isn‘t living up to my expectations.

I got the Lockwood from the Library and hope to get to it this week, and I have Monday and Tuesday off, so I might get to read the O‘Neill 🤞 #WeeklyForecast

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Pickpick

Everyone who told me to read this (I‘m looking at you @BarbaraBB ) were so right - it is great! The different screen play format took a bit to get used to, but once I got going it worked! This is the kind of book I would have loved to read in one go, to really disappear into the story and writing.

#Pop21 - A Genre Hybrid
#BookSpin

TrishB Been on the pile a while! 8mo
BarbaraBB I am soooo glad you loved it! It‘s so original and so good! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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I finally got my second vaccine dose today! I got my first dose of AstraZeneca in February, and a week later Denmark stopped using vaccines from AstraZeneca. So I have been stuck in vaccine limbo - until now! 🙌

I took an early day, and hope to get a bit farther into this stylistically (is that a word??) weird, but engaging book!

#CurrentlyReading

Cathythoughts Oh good! I hope you feel ok X 8mo
marleed Oh congrats. I bet it feels great to finally be on the other side of shot #2. 8mo
Anna40 I just got my second dose too. Hope you will have no side effects :) 8mo
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Tamra Yay! I have read getting two different vaccines actually improves immunity. 🤷🏾‍♀️ 8mo
Megabooks Fantastic! I‘m glad you got #2! Great book! 8mo
Bianca That's great! Congrats! I hope you have no side effects. 8mo
KarenUK Got my second today too! 8mo
Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @Anna40 @Bianca my arm is so sore, and I have been really tired and a bit uncomfortable today, but other than that, I‘m not feeling too bad 😅 @marleed it does, I can‘t wait for life to return to some kind of normal! @Tamra I can‘t keep up with all the vaccine information any longer, but it‘s nice if it‘s true! 🤞 @Megabooks me too! And the book is definitely something else 👍 @KarenUK Yay! How are you feeling? 😊 8mo
KarenUK I felt horrible yesterday, like full on flu,but much better today. Just “COVID arm” today! Hope you are ok too! 8mo
Kalalalatja @KarenUK I hadn‘t heard “Covid arm” before, but that‘s pretty much it for me, and a slight hungover feeling. Glad you are feeling better 😊 8mo
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A bit late with my #bookreport and #weeklyforecast, but I wanted to finish the last HP, which I did today.

My current read is confusing, but I don‘t know if it is the book or because I have only been able to listen to it sporadically. I‘m hoping it‘ll pick up soon 🤞

I‘m not sure which of my tbr books to start next, but I have a feeling it‘ll be one of the above

TrishB Hope it picks up for you! 8mo
BarbaraBB Hope you‘ll choose Interior Chinatown 😉 8mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I‘m starting it now, and we‘ll see how long I can stay awake 😅 8mo
BarbaraBB It‘ll be there tomorrow 😉. Sleep well 😴 8mo
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It is a long weekend here in Denmark, so I‘m settling in with the last HP book. 🙌

#currentlyreading

MrsMalaprop How nice. Enjoy 😊 8mo
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So Lucky | Dawn OPorter
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@KarenUK thanks for putting this on my radar! It was the book I didn‘t know I needed, even though it‘ a bit too much at times. While being wonderful #braincandy this book manages to represent different women‘s experiences and problems, and I‘m here for it! It was fun, it touched me in ways I hadn‘t expected, and it helped me escape from my busy mind 🙌

#Booked2021 #BakedGoodsOnCover
#Pop21 - A book that discusses body positivity

TrishB Sounds good. 8mo
Cinfhen Awesome 🥰and I love that it was a direct recommendation from another Litten, my dear friend @KarenUK xx 8mo
KarenUK My feelings about this one exactly! OTT at times but surprisingly touching and thought provoking! So glad you liked it💕 8mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB it is, but I would wait for a kindle deal, or something like it. 👍 @Cinfhen it is the reason I love Litsy! I‘m pretty sure I wouldn‘t have picked this up without @KarenUK ‘s recommendation 🙌 8mo
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I haven‘t read a lot this week, because I have been caught up in different podcasts instead. I‘m enjoying my two books in progress, but I‘m not sure what I‘ll pick up next. My reading mood shifts so fast, I can‘t keep up, so we‘ll see what I end up with 😅

#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

Cinfhen @KarenUK just read this book and liked it \ 8mo
TrishB Enjoy what you get to 👍🏻 8mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I know, it was @KarenUK ‘s review that put it on my radar, and it is quite good so far 👍 8mo
Cinfhen 💕💕💕 8mo
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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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Mehso-so

I keep forgetting to review this book, which says all you need to know about how I feel about it - not memorable. I just can‘t explain why. On paper, it is a good book - great writing, interesting themes of immigration, belonging and family, and mythical elements. I just couldn‘t connect to the story or characters at all 🤷‍♀️

#DoubleSpin
#Pop21 - A book set in multiple countries

4thhouseontheleft The description sounds great! Too bad it ended up not being as good as it sounded for you. 8mo
Hooked_on_books This one didn‘t really work for me, either. I love the concept and the topics it addresses, but it‘s just too choppy in its presentation. 8mo
Megabooks I‘m sorry it didn‘t work out for you! 8mo
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Traci1 I felt the same way. 8mo
TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 8mo
Cinfhen The ending bugged me and I agree/ it had all the right elements but something was still missing 8mo
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Keeping it simple this week, because I‘m so indecisive when it comes to my audio picks at the moment. I‘m still having a trip down memory lane with HP in print, so I‘m not sure I‘ll get to other print books this week 📚

#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

Cinfhen Your #DoubleSpin was very good on audio...and it‘s short 👍🏻😁 9mo
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Spinning Out | Lexi Ryan
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Bring it on May! 🙌

I didn‘t finish my #DoubleSpin this month, because it was 6th in a series, and I still need to read the 5th 🙈 but hopefully I‘ll get to it in May 🤞

#BookSpin

BarbaraBB 13 sounds intriguing and I love your eclectic reading list! 9mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB it is the sequel to this which follows Mary Jekyll and Diana Hyde, and other “relatives” of some of the villains or monsters from some of the Victorian classics. It was a lot of fun, and the titles are great 🙌 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 9mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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This is a love story to libraries and librarians everywhere, with a true crime element running through it. And she mentions my local library in Aarhus quite a lot at the end, which made me like this book even more! 🙌

#Booked2021 #TitleIncludesLibraryOfLibrarian

Cinfhen I read this awhile back so I don‘t recall that connection. But I do remember loving the book 9mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it was towards the end of the book, where she discuss the future of libraries. I was so surprised, because I‘m not used to Denmark being represented like this, but it was a pleasant surprise ☺️ 9mo
Cinfhen No better way to be recognized 😍♥️ 9mo
Suet624 I absolutely loved this book and gushed about it to anyone who would listen. 8mo
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I forgot to post my #BookReport and #WeeklyForecast last week, so this is from the last two weeks. I‘m still moving through the HP books in print, and my audio reading is all over the place, but I‘m enjoying it 😅

TrishB That‘s what‘s important 👍🏻 9mo
Cinfhen Excellent 🧡 9mo
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Bailedbailed

I gave this 3 hours, and I‘m not giving it anymore of my time. I‘m already forgetting the names of characters, and I still don‘t know what the book was about really 🤷‍♀️

thegirlwiththelibrarybag It was an elaborate long con with lots of red herrings and many, many pages - I really enjoyed it - but it did take a long time to really get going 9mo
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I love books about therapy, both on a personal and professional level, and this didn‘t disappoint! Dr. Rosen‘s therapeutic style is very different from my own, but I was inspired anyway. Christie Tate‘s quest to heal her trauma, learn intimacy and feel her feelings was beyond interesting to follow, and it almost read like a novel👌

#Pop21 - A book where the main character works at your current job (Dr. Rosen)

Cinfhen I‘ve seen mixed reviews but your review makes me want to pick this up. How does it compare to this NF ( which I LOVED) 9mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen the POV is different, as this is from the patient‘s POV instead of the therapist‘s. Tate isn‘t necessarily likable, but she burrowed into my heart anyway, because I could she a lot of my former patients in her. It didn‘t quite reach the height of MYSTTS, but it got very near, imo. And the audio was great 👍 9mo
KarenUK I‘ve been on the fence, but You‘ve made me really want to read this! 💕 9mo
4thhouseontheleft Great review!! 9mo
kspenmoll Thanks for your review- looking forward to reading this soon. Your perspective helps! 9mo
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Coming home to #bookmail is my fave way to start the weekend 🙌

Have a lovely Friday Littens ❤️

Librariana Enjoy your day and your new read! 😊💜📚 Happy weekend! 9mo
erzascarletbookgasm Have a good weekend! 9mo
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on this one 9mo
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britt_brooke I LOVED this one. Hope you enjoy! 9mo
TrishB Still not got to this one! 9mo
BarbaraBB I sooo hope you‘ll love it too 🤞🏽 9mo
SamAnne Finished last week. Really enjoyed. 9mo
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This was good, but it felt a bit messy, and I got lost in all the court details, people, and the horrifying facts of the story. I‘m shocked by the careless ways of (some) doctors and big pharma companies, but at the same time, I‘m not really surprised...

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The Morbids | Ewa Ramsey
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@squirrelbrain thank you for sending me the travelling books, those fancy Litsy stickers, and that very sweet card! 💕 hope you didn‘t feel too bad after your vaccine 🤞

#LitsyLove #BookMail

squirrelbrain That didn‘t take too long to get there! Felt weirdly exhausted after my vaccine, but nothing horrendous..... thanks for asking! 9mo
Kalalalatja @squirrelbrain I felt the same when I got my first dose of AstraZeneca, but now the use of it has been discontinued in Denmark, so I‘m waiting for my second dose of another vaccine. 🤷‍♀️ 9mo
squirrelbrain My first dose was fine, but I had Pfizer. They reckon AZ is worse on the first dose, and Pfizer worse on dose number 2. Still, it‘s all better than Covid isn‘t it? 9mo
Kalalalatja @squirrelbrain definitely, everything to see the end of this pandemic! 9mo
Avanders 😍🥰😘 @squirrelbrain is so sweet 🤗🤗 9mo
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This pains me to write, but... I really wasn‘t impressed. I had such high hopes for this, but it just didn‘t keep me attention. The pacing felt off, and I almost had the feeling I was listening to an abridged audio, because everything felt rushed. I needed more world building, less action and some characters I could relate to.

#BookSpin

wordslinger42 I read this in college and loved it, but I tried to read it last year and couldn't even finish it. I can't figure out why I enjoyed it so much the first time! 9mo
ravenlee It‘s been ages since I read this, but as I recall the series builds more with each book, despite having pretty disparate stories. I think I liked them better as I went along. 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Ah no, so sad when a book doesn't go where you want it to!!! 9mo
JazzFeathers I read it during a readalong here on Litsy some years ago, after meaning to literary for decades. I had your same experience: l expected so much more from a classic of Fantasy. 9mo
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A small pick. Lee writes quite beautifully about trauma, mental illness, love, family, queerness and so much more. Her essays pack a punch while listening, but unfortunately, they didn‘t really stick with me for long.

#Booked2021 #LesserKnownBook

Cinfhen I saw this on #scribd the other day.... I‘m glad I didn‘t click on it...I wasn‘t feeling anything too heavy 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 9mo
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It feels like the days are flying past me, and I keep forgetting to post reviews, #BookReport and #WeeklyForecast. I even forgot to include the next HP books, because my head is filled with other stuff. It is all good, mostly, and I‘m enjoying being in my happy, but scatter-brained zone. 😅

Oh, and I read some good books, too! 👍

Wishing everyone a lovely week ahead ❤️

squirrelbrain What a lovely place to be, in your happy scatter-brained head! 😘 9mo
Cinfhen It all sounds good 💜😊 9mo
TrishB Sounds like a good week ❤️ 9mo
Megabooks Glad you‘re happy!! 💜😊 9mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ 9mo
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Today was a great #bookmail day! 🙌 I treated myself to a little book haul in March, and now I‘m only missing two books. I can‘t remember the last time I bought books for myself, so I‘m excited!

emmaturi The Absolutist is such a great book! I also liked A Court of Silver Flames and After the Silence 9mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been meaning to buy After the Silence. 👍 9mo
TrishB Good choices 👍🏻 9mo
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Kalalalatja @LeahBergen I love Louise O‘Neil, so I have high hopes for it! 🤞 @emmaturi @TrishB I went with fave authors and fantasy, as that is all my brain can do 😅 9mo
TrishB The Absolutist is one of my fave books and I enjoyed the Louise O‘Neil. 9mo
Suet624 Lovely stack of books. 9mo
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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A small pick from me, because I think it is a case of #ItsMeNotYou between me and Queenie. I was underwhelmed by this book, mostly because it took me quite awhile (for me) to finish it. This made it harder for me to be emotionally invested in Queenie and her experience. I did enjoy the humor of the book, but I felt like it only touched the surface on some of the heavier topics.

#Pop21 - A book whose title starts with Q

Cinfhen It was meh for me too!! Queenie was tough to “embrace” at times but great choice for #pop21 9mo
BiblioLitten Queenie grew on me. I almost gave it up but by the end I was rooting for her. But I haven‘t recommended it to anyone. 9mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen @BiblioLitten I couldn‘t even really root for her, but I rooted for her therapist! 😅 the ending and felt too rushed 9mo
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I‘m continually late with my #BookReport but my #WeeklyForecast is almost always on time 😅

I‘ve been off work since Thursday, so I finally found time to finish Queenie (after family time and practical stuff were done), and I was underwhelmed - review to come. The other books I read this week were great, though!

A friends‘s reading the HP books for the first time, which made me want to do a reread, so that‘s the plan for my next two days off😄

TrishB You‘ll do well if you re-read HP in 2 days 😁 10mo
Kalalalatja @TrishB haha! I love the books, but I‘m not that fast 😂 I‘m thinking they‘ll be a continuing project during April 👍 10mo
charl08 Boys and Sex sounds like a tough one. Look forward to hearing more. 10mo
Megabooks Boys & Sex is really interesting. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. 10mo
Cinfhen Enjoy your days off!!! 9mo
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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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I filled out my first quarter form for #Booked2021 today, but I had to do a post, too. In 3 months I have gotten through half of the prompts by reading all over the place 😅 this is what I get for not planning my reading. I have a feeling the last half of the prompts will take a good while longer to get through, but that is part of the fun 🙌

TrishB I‘m the same 😁 10mo
Cinfhen Well done!!! Woohoo!!!!! 10mo
BarbaraBB So many good ones 🤍 10mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Terrific!! Confirming we‘ve got your form also! 🥳🥳 (edited) 10mo
CaroPi I love tender is the flesh but be prepared... The premise is tought and they are explicit description of meat process... 9mo
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I heard about this book from a Danish podcast, because the debate regarding endocrine disrupting chemicals has been getting more attention in Denmark. And this book was informative! And scary! I want to have children at some point, and this made me both deflated and motivated. It feels like an impossible task to safeguard agains EDCs, but hearing Shanna Swan‘s suggestions made me hopeful about doing what I can.

#Booked2021 #NFScienceByWoman

Kalalalatja Edit: I don‘t know why Litsy puts Stacey Colino as main author, it is authored by Shanna Swan 10mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom I don't want more children (I have 2 stepkids, hence my handle), but books like this are fascinating to me! 10mo
Reggie I‘ve been seeing articles like this pop up in my news feed lately saying even as close as 2050 we could see way less human beings. 10mo
Reggie Gonna go look for this. 10mo
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I‘m ready for April‘s #BookSpin and #DoubleSpin numbers, and I have a feeling I have some good books to choose from 🙌

Moray_Reads Some great bold on this list, especially 6, 7, 12 ,13, 14 10mo
Lizpixie I‘ve read or own 10 out of 20! Great reading minds and all that🙌 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
Kalalalatja @Moray_Reads I tried Plain Bad Heroines last year, but couldn‘t get into it because of timing, but I‘m so ready to give it a try again! @Lizpixie definitely! I have a feeling April is going to be a great reading month 🙌 10mo
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Yes, yes, yes to everything about this book 🙌

British magicians, witches and sorcerers, fights against racism and sexism, diversity, a little bit of romance, and a lot of intrigue are the foundation of the story, and I‘m here for it!

I can‘t believe it took me this long to read it, but I‘m so glad I did. Now I just need the second book.

AllisonM89 Oooo! This is my next read! 10mo
Centique This was such a fun read. And the second one is great too! Hope you enjoy it 💕 9mo
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I have been with friends all weekend, so I haven‘t read much. Still reading Queenie, and liking it, I‘m just too tired to read print books these days. I have had a good audio week, and I‘m really digging Sorcerer to the Crown!

I‘m off from Thursday to next Monday, so I‘m hoping to get some reading done there, and hopefully my BookDepository haul will arrive soon, so I can read some of the books I ordered 🤞

Cinfhen I bailed on this one, this week 10mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen because of the narration? Or something else? 10mo
Cinfhen The narration grew on me but the story was too heavy for my #VacationBrain....I just didn‘t want to go there with him... 10mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I get that, it is heavy! Are you enjoying being back in the States with your family? ☺️ 10mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! But I‘m SO DISTRACTED @Kalalalatja I just can‘t focus on anything or anyone 10mo
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Jonny Appleseed | Joshua Whitehead
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This books has a unique, special feeling about it, and it makes me want to find other books like it!

If you aren‘t scared off by the graphic sexual content (it‘s there, but it fits the story), you will be swept away by Jonny and the story of their life, their family and their way of being in the world. Jonny is two spirited, indigenous, and someone I enjoyed getting to know!

#Pop21 - Indigenous author

Cinfhen Beautiful review ❤️I listened to a sample from Audible and I didn‘t love the narrator‘s voice 🙄does it grow on you?? 10mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen I didn‘t really think about it. It is narrated by the author, and it worked for me, but it wasn‘t outstanding, either 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
Megabooks So glad you enjoyed this too Katja!! @Cinfhen I though the book in a less regional accent wouldn‘t have been as powerful, however I a am huge bailer due to narrator accents so definitely no judgement! 10mo
Cinfhen If I can #BorrowNotBuy I‘ll probably manage with the author‘s voice but im not ready to own it @Megabooks 10mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I was really lucky my library had it. Perhaps it‘ll come to hoopla or scribd. 🤞🏻 10mo
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A tentative pick, because it is good, but not great, imo. It got a bit messy for me with all the shifting character perspective and time jumps. I don‘t know if it would have worked better in print, but I was often confused listening it. I‘m glad I read it, but I wish I enjoyed it more 🤷‍♀️

#ToB21 #Pop21 - A book about forgetting

BarbaraBB Great use of this prompt 10mo
Megabooks This was a mild pick for me too. 10mo
4thhouseontheleft I felt similarly! 10mo
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TrishB Same 👍🏻 10mo
Cinfhen I liked it on audio, but honestly I only vaguely remember any details other than the MAJOR plot of passing 10mo
BarbaraBB I keep coming back to it when people read this book: read Passing by Nella Larsen, it is so much better! 10mo
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB thanks, I‘ll look out for it! @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft @TrishB @Cinfhen glad I‘m not alone. Bennett seems overhyped, and I‘m not rushing to read The Mothers 10mo
BarbaraBB I did enjoy The Mothers a lot 😀 10mo
Cinfhen Funny @BarbaraBB I did not care for this one/ I thought it was OVER HYPED 10mo
Suet624 Yes. I felt the same way about this one. 10mo
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Another week gone, another week of reading (and work) ahead! 📚

#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

TheKidUpstairs You've got some great reading happening and coming up! Your current reads and TBR are all books I really liked/loved. 10mo
BarbaraBB Great reading week! 10mo
sb3626 I just started Queenie and I‘m excited to see your thoughts! 10mo
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Kalalalatja @TheKidUpstairs that is good to know! I‘m liking Queenie so far, but feeling meh about The Vanishing Half with only a few hours to go. @sb3626 it is good so far, but I‘m only 80 pages in. Hopefully I‘ll get to read a bit during the week 🤞 10mo
Cinfhen Hmmmmm, only 3 stars for 10mo
Kalalalatja @Cinfhen it started as 4, but I forgot about it so quickly. It is probably 3,5, but I forgot the ✨ 10mo
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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It isn‘t often books make me cry, but on my way to work today, I got teary eyed listening to the ending. Something about Susan‘s struggle to figure out her way through all sorts of challenges just moved me.

From a psychologist perspective I couldn‘t help wondering if Susan‘s on the autism spectrum. I had to stop myself from diagnosing, and just focus on enjoying myself 🌵

#Pop21 - definitely seen it on @Cinfhen (virtual/audio) bookshelf

BarbaraBB Wonderful review Katja 💚 10mo
Cinfhen Yup!!!! YOU HAVE!!! I thought this was brilliant- better than 10mo
Megabooks Great review! 10mo
rachaich I thought the same about her condition:) 10mo
CarolynM I really enjoyed this one too🙂 10mo
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Exciting Times | Naoise Dolan
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You know those books, that you really enjoy while reading, but it fades away as soon as you finish reading? This was such a book, for me. I get why this is being compared to Sally Rooney (but on another note, can we stop with all the Rooney comparisons??), but it didn‘t make me feel like Normal People did. I don‘t mind 20-somethings-existential-crisis-books, but they have to make me feel something to be memorable.

#WomensPrize

ephemeralwaltz Exactly, not memorable at all, nothing like Rooney for me. 10mo
BarbaraBB Rooney is for contemporary literature what Flynn is for thrillers. Super annoying indeed! 10mo
Megabooks Fantastic review! I often feel that way about books. 10mo
saresmoore Great review! 10mo
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Red Pill | Hari Kunzru
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Yeah, that didn‘t last long. I don‘t really care enough to write a lot. I‘m just mad this is the play-in that got picked for #tob21. Seriously, The Resisters was so much better!

vivastory I agree. I honestly didn't even have an opinion on this until the final 15-20 pages 10mo
Kalalalatja @vivastory where the last pages worth it?? 10mo
vivastory No. 😂 I'm a firm believer that an ending doesn't make or break a book. I did LOVE the ending, but it wasn't enough to redeem an overall frustrating experience. 10mo
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BarbaraBB Well that‘s a no go for me then. 10mo
sarahbarnes I‘m mad about The Resisters, too. I‘ve gone back and forth about reading this one. 10mo
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Better late than never with my #BookReport and #WeeklyForecast.

How We Disappeared were great, but other than that my week was kind of meh. So far, we aren‘t off to a good start with Red Pill, either. My reading mood is shifting quite a lot, so other than Queenie, I don‘t have many plans for the week ahead 📚

Cinfhen Bunny was straight up weird but the book discussion was really revealing / I think you‘re gonna like 10mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Nope. This was too weird, and I felt like it was trying to much. I should have bailed, considering it took me 2,5 weekends to get through it, but something about it kept me reading.

saresmoore Ha! It is so weird! I really loved it, but I was in a bizarre postpartum haze when I read it. 😆 10mo
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How We Disappeared | Jing-Jing Lee
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This gave me Pachinko-vibes, which is high praise for me. We follow dual time lines about the Japanese occupation of Singapore during WW2 and around the beginning of 2000. We learn about Wang Di‘s experiences in a brutal time and about Kevin‘s quest for knowledge about his family. Wang Di‘s story was stronger imo, and the ending got a bit too neat, but it was a pleasure getting there. 👌

Thanks again @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️

#DoubleSpin #Bookspin

Amiable I too loved “Pachinko,“ so I will definitely be picking this one up. Thanks! 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Oh wow I love this cover!!! 10mo
erzascarletbookgasm Glad this is a Pick for you 😊 10mo
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Prize Winners | Ryan W Bradley
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The Longlist for the Women‘s Prize for Fiction are out today, and it is an exciting one! 📚🙌

LeeRHarry It‘s very different to what I was expecting - but that‘s a good thing in a way 😊 10mo
squirrelbrain Oooh, you‘re all so quick - was just about to post this! 10mo
Kalalalatja @LeeRHarry I hadn‘t even begun to have any expectations, I‘m mostly excited because a lot of the books are on my tbr already, and the ones I have read from it, have been great, so I‘m hopeful the rest will be, too 😊 10mo
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Kalalalatja @squirrelbrain great minds think alike 😉 10mo
Erinreadsthebooks I love these choices 🤩👏 10mo
BarbaraBB This is a great list. I am happy I‘ve read a lot of them already. 10mo
Lindy I‘ve read 7 of these and bailed on 2, but maybe I should give those 2 another try? 10mo
batsy I'm thinking of attempting this list, or as many as I can from this list :) @Lindy Which two did you bail on? 10mo
Lindy @batsy Luster and Transcendent Kingdom. 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
batsy @Lindy Ooh, interesting! I'm keen to read both books; let's see how it goes 🤞🏽 10mo
mklong @batsy I‘m going to attempt the whole list this year too. I mean, what else am I doing these days? 10mo
Kalalalatja @batsy @mklong I want to give it a go at the whole list, but I can‘t find any of the books I haven‘t read on my audio apps 😅 fingers crossed they will appear soon 🤞 10mo
mklong Good luck! My library is missing a few too. 10mo
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Dearly: New Poems | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m pretty sure this is a case of “it‘s me, not you”. I just couldn‘t keep my attention to the poems, and I‘m not sure audio is the right media for me to read poetry.

#PoetryOrWrittenInVerse #Booked2021

Cinfhen Yeah, I listened to a different collection and it just didn‘t move me at all. A few poems were powerful but nothing memorable. 10mo
SamAnne I need to see the words on the page. Unless it‘s Amanda Gorman at the Inauguration!!!!! This is on my TBR for next month. 10mo
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#BookReport #WeeklyForecast

The New Wilderness blew me away, and has kept me from my other books. I‘m not really feeling either the Atwood or Bunny (it is so weird!?!?), but I‘m so far in both I‘ll keep going. How We Disappeared is my #DoubleSpin, and it was just the push I needed to finally get to my gift from @erzascarletbookgasm ❤️ I‘m going with a print/audio combo since audio is how I get through most books these days.

squirrelbrain Bunny is *totally* weird - I ended up not really liking it. 10mo
Cinfhen Bunny was SO STRANGE!!!!! It‘s clever, once you peel back ALL THE LAYERS but not sure it was worth it. 10mo
Megabooks Bunny is crazy, but I loved it!! 10mo
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The New Wilderness | Diane Cook
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I have been hesitant about picking this up, because I expected it to be high brow and very literary. So when this came up as my #bookspin pick, I felt a bit annoyed. But I shouldn‘t have been so worried, because this was great! In a not so distant future where our world has been ravaged by man‘s greed and polution, a group of people goes to live in the Wilderness State as an experience. It could be a book about survival, but at its core it is a 👇

Kalalalatja Book about a mother-daughter relationship that had my sympathies shifting all the time. Neither Bea nor Agnes where very likable, but I couldn‘t keep myself from rooting for them both. I finished it a few days ago, and I can feel this is a book that will stay with me 👍 #Pop21 - A book set mostly or entirely outdoors 10mo
Cinfhen Beautiful review and a book I‘ll be looking for #stacked 10mo
BarbaraBB The set-up of the books seems very similar to that of the book I just finished 10mo
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Megabooks Definitely great review! @Cinfhen it‘s in the just announced audible sale. 10mo
Cinfhen I saw the email but haven‘t looked yet @Megabooks anything grab you??? 10mo
Megabooks I got four. 🤦🏻‍♀️ And I just bought a shirt from JCrew. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
KarenUK Definitely stacked! Great review 💕 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!!! 10mo
Cathythoughts Great review! I thought it was very good 10mo
batsy Yes, I felt the same about this one. It lingered with me for awhile. 10mo
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