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Kaylamburson

Kaylamburson

Joined May 2016

Reader, Writer, Thinker, Creator. Senior Sales Manager in publishing.
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The second book in Jenny Han‘s The Summer I Turned Pretty series, and it was very sad. It felt like a transitional book that will set up the third in the series and didn‘t have a strong plot on its own besides Belly still being unsure of her purpose without the summer house and Beck‘s boys. I‘ll still read the third, but this series overall isn‘t as strong as To All the Boys I‘ve Loved Before.

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Definitely a cute enemies to lovers rom-com with some HGTV vibes. I enjoyed it but nothing too original.

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I watched The Summer I Turned Pretty on Prime last week and it was everything I could ask for in a YA show adaptation. It was so sweet and you fall in love with the boys just like Belly does. You fall in love with Cousins Beach and the friendship between the moms. To continue that joy I bought the full series today. Read book 1 in a sitting. Very cute and an easy read, but Han‘s writing has improved since this first series. 3.75/5

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I woke up super early this morning (5 am) feeling stressed about work and am upcoming move, so I took that restless energy and used it to finish this book. This was so sweet and a really fun rom-com. The premise was unique, and I liked that the characters had dimension and development outside of their relationship. This was my first Emily Henry and I‘ll definitely read more!

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Mehso-so

I studied psych in college and have always been fascinated by various disorders so I was excited to learn more about the mind behind the psychopath. This had interesting sections here and there but it didn‘t dive as deep as I was hoping. It was less about the mental disorder and instead about some case studies for people the author didn‘t think deserved to be labeled as psychopaths.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Another domestic suspense thriller from these authors! I love that Hendricks‘ and Pekkanen‘s plots are unique and take seemingly mundane characters and situations and make them sinister. Dr. Shields was an interesting psychological study as was the relationship with her husband.

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One of Us Is Next | Karen M. Mcmanus
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McManus‘ second book delivered! I really enjoyed the first one but it hinted at the twist a bit too early on. I did not expect the direction of this second one and thought it was much stronger. I liked that it followed a new cast of characters but the old ones made appearances and brought the stories together. I‘m excited to read the next one!

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This was between a pick and a so-so for me. The last third picked up pace and it became more interesting as time went on, but I‘m not a big fan of regency era lit. However, the romance was sweet and I loved how tough and brave Georgiana was. A great feminist rom-com that touches on deeper issues at its core.

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I‘ve been on a Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen kick and am loving their thrillers. I was enthralled waiting to find out the secrets of the Moore sisters while also questioning Shay‘s terrible choices. This one kept me guessing even though it seemed straightforward at first. Despite it being very unrealistic, I didn‘t want to stop reading!

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Thanks for the tag @The.Great.Catsby !
#WondrousWednesday
I‘m enjoying Beach Read so far! Only a few chapters in, but around 4 stars.
The Midnight Library is my favorite read so far in 2022!
I‘m grateful for beach days with new friends!

@swishandflick

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On Saturday I got my first beach visit of the season! Not sure if I‘ll have the chance to go much more, but it was perfect. Loved reading the beach read, Beach Read, on the beach!!

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Another book this week that kept me up reading! I was skeptical about how gripping a story could be about a couple and their unconventional therapist, but I did not expect the number of twists and turns and where it all led. This was my first book by these authors although I own a few, and I‘m so excited to read more. It had my heart racing, and I loved the audiobook narrator as she had the perfect tone that had me leaning in for more.

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Bad Luck Bridesmaid: A Novel | Alison Rose Greenberg
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Mehso-so

As I‘m engaged and getting married next year, I was excited to read a fun wedding themed rom-com! This was mostly enjoyable, but the main character, Zoey, really annoyed me. She has a perfect man (Greenberg truly didn‘t give him any flaws), but she doesn‘t want to marry him because she has commitment issues thanks to none of her friends tying the knot at weddings where she was a bridesmaid. A fun idea, but I did not love the final direction.

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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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This YA gets right to the action in chapter 1, and I was hooked and stayed up until 2am to finish it. (Something I haven‘t done with a book in over a year). There was a clue that revealed the twist only about halfway through the book. I was hoping it was a red herring and would change course and completely surprise me, but that wasn‘t the case. Despite predicting the end, I still was excited for the journey and how it all tied together. 4/5 ⭐️

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The Arc | Tory Henwood Hoen
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This was a well-written women‘s fiction and romance with a slight speculative fiction twist. Would you pay $50k ($45k as a woman to account for the wage gap), to be guaranteed to find your perfect soulmate that will lead to a forever love? Ursula and Rafael are matched by The Arc after paying this fee and everything is perfect…until it‘s not. The plot drives forward while offering plenty of character development for Ursula (less for Rafael). 4 ⭐️

Alfoster Yes! I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Such an interesting premise! 4mo
Kaylamburson It really was! I‘m always interested in how technology can better (or worsen) our lives! @Alfoster 4mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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This is one of the rare books that makes you think, imagine, and dig into your innermost thoughts, all while being beautifully written and engrossing. I loved The Midnight Library so much. I often think about parallel universes and how one decision could have completely altered the direction of your life. What if you didn‘t accept that job offer, or said yes to a date, or simply said “hi” to a stranger. Haig let‘s you explore it all with Nora Seed

LeeRHarry I gave this one 5 🌟 - loved it! 5mo
Kaylamburson Yes same!! @LeeRHarry I didn‘t want it to end! 5mo
BookLineNSinker I just picked this one back up and am currently reading it. I gave it 5🌟 and I want to experience it again. Love it! 5mo
Kaylamburson So perfect!! Definitely one I‘ll want to return to, too! @BookLineNSinker 5mo
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So boring…literally nothing happens. I liked Normal People (maybe because I related to it more), so I was optimistic for this read, but the characters weren‘t relatable or interesting. I don‘t think Rooney‘s writing style is for me.

BookLineNSinker Agreed!! 5mo
Kaylamburson Glad I‘m not the only one! @BookLineNSinker 5mo
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Brush with Love | Mazey Eddings
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Mehso-so

A cute rom-com with characters in dental school. Loved the environment for the story, but the main characters were a bit annoying in their insecurities and anxieties and didn‘t actually seem to have any chemistry.

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Mehso-so

A lot happened in this book, so it was a bit harder to follow on audio. Also likely because I wasn‘t fully engaged in it. The twist at the end was dramatic and unexpected, but it‘s essentially of book of lying, deceit, cheating, and unreliable narrators. I think I would have liked this more in print, but overall wasn‘t for me.

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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I‘ve always loved JP‘s ability to take a controversial topic & erase the hard moral lines so that all is left is a messy palette of gray. I miss those books & this isn‘t one. JP was still too close to the pandemic writing this as her emotions & views leak into the narrative, separate from her characters‘ development. But her writing is captivating & lyrical, & listening to the audiobook I was connected to the narrative. More on my Goodreads ⬇️

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This was my most anticipated read this month and it was so worth the wait. I had a blast listening to Angela Dawe read this funny, unexpected novel. Finlay is just as charming in book 2 and I love all the trouble she gets herself into alongside Vero.
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Sex and the City | Candace Bushnell
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Meh, just okay. A bit boring and it felt like a series of vignettes as opposed to a story. They didn't really connect and then it just sort of ends. In the audiobook there is an interview with the author and it seems like these were just taken straight from the column she had written for a magazine. I haven't watched many Sex and the City episodes so I felt like I was missing key background to appreciate this.

CarolynM I read this back in the very early days of the TV series and felt much the way you've described. 7mo
Kaylamburson Yes, glad I'm not alone here. Just nothing special, unfortunately. @CarolynM 7mo
KathyWheeler I had seen the entire series and still didn‘t like this book. 7mo
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Megabooks Agree. The book is totally mediocre. 7mo
Reggie Yeah, I didn‘t care for this book either. I watched the series and wondered how the show was based on this book. 7mo
Kaylamburson It's really interesting that Hollywood saw the potential from this. @KathyWheeler @Megabooks @Reggie 7mo
KathyWheeler @Kaylamburson It is. I don‘t see how they did, but it‘s a far better series than it is a book. 7mo
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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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This was a fun read! I always enjoy reading about a book within a book and the publishing industry. The plot of the story in the story (Crib) was built up so much that it was a bit of a disappointing twist in the big picture, but still a good one if this was a traditional thriller. I was still surprised. I was a but bored during the Crib parts and tuned out a bit while listening. But it was a fun, literary mystery overall.

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One and Only Sparkella | Channing Tatum
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Super cute picture book audiobook by Channing Tatum all about being your true self! Love hearing this side of the actor and seeing him as a dad.

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I loved this funny, light, mysterious read! Finlay Donovan is a single mom and author who is in danger of losing her book deal as she's months behind on her deadlines. She meets with her agent at Panera to talk it through and a desperate woman at the next table misinterprets the conversation and hires her as a hit woman! Finlay finds herself in the world of crime & mobsters, all while trying to hold onto her kids and love life. Excited for book 2!

kspenmoll This was pure FUN! 8mo
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I loved Tweet Cute so was excited to read another Emma Lord book. This one was still cute, but it didn't hold my attention the same way. There were too many storylines going on, and I wish it skipped the romance and just focused on Abby's and Savvy's sister relationship instead of adding Leo into it. The parent drama was also over the top. I liked in Tweet Cute that the parents were more immature than the kids, but it didn't feel appropriate here.

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Tweet Cute | Emma Lord
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Adorable! As I become closer to a parent's age rather than a teen, I'm finding some YA novels harder to read as characters are immature & create their own problems. But this book didn't make me feel that way. If anything, the parents were acting more immature and making infuriating decisions, and I liked how that gave the book a more interesting dynamic.
All my recent rom-com reads have had some sort of baking element, and I'm here for it!

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Just listened to this entire audiobook while decorating sugar cookies! It came off hold from the library today and felt like the perfect time to listen to it. It was cute and easy to listen to. It wasn't my favorite romance as the storyline and characters weren't anything surprising, and it was less humorous than some of my other recent reads. But a sweet, festive story nonetheless.

Christine Well done on the cookies - so cute!! 9mo
DivineDiana Fabulous cookie making! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
Lesliereads Loving your cookies! 9mo
Kaylamburson Thanks all!! I had fun with it. Ans spent way too many hours 😂😂 @Christine @DivineDiana @Lesliereads 9mo
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This book requires you to suspend your disbelief as it's all a bit ridiculous and unrealistic. And the plot moves forward because a college girl makes the world's stupidest decisions, which I hope no one in real life would make. With that said, Sager once again keeps you on the edge of your seat & desperate to know more. However, the "why" the MC, Charlie, is in this situation in the first place is not strong and undermines the overall plot.

Megabooks I remember this making me laugh with its absurdity. 9mo
Kaylamburson It was so absurd. Not the strongest story of Sager's. @Megabooks 9mo
APLitlife The ending🙄 6mo
Kaylamburson Truthfully I no longer remember it 😂. Except that it was all absurd haha @APLitlife 6mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you SO much for my surprise package!!! It was the best surprise to come home to last night. I unwrapped the silver packaging and the Santa list pad is adorable! I'm going to use that at work for some to-do lists this week to make it more cheerful. The book is so beautifully wrapped and I can't decide if I should open it now or put it under my mini tree and open it on Christmas. Thank you!! I'm truly so excited xox

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! Merry Christmas 🎄 ❤️💚 9mo
Kaylamburson Merry Christmas, Misty!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 9mo
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeff Lindsay
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I bought this ebook many years ago when I first started watching Dexter, and I just started rewatching it and introducing it to my fiancé 😍 a couple months ago, so I decided to give the book a chance. It's pretty identical to the show for the first 75%, but with less character development & the ending was completely different. I prefer how the show wrote it as the book wrapped up too quickly without fully explaining what happened. 3.5 stars

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Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I've been in a cheesy, romantic mood lately with all of my rom-com reading, & it's gotten me out of my almost two year (thanks Covid) reading slump. I got so much reading done on my trip to the Bahamas with my SO, but it was a rom-com come to life as he proposed!! We've been together 6.5 years, and I couldn't be more excited to continue my life with him. Just like every rom-com there were a few obstacles along the way, but I'm ready for our HEA! ❤

JamieArc Congratulations! 🎉🎊 What a great photo and memory! 9mo
DieAReader Congratulations!!🎉🎉 9mo
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ravenlee Oh, that‘s so wonderful! Congratulations and best wishes! 9mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳🍾🥂 9mo
Well-ReadNeck Best wishes!!! 🎉 9mo
Jas16 Congratulations!❤️ 9mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 9mo
GypsyKat Congratulations!!!🍾 🥂 9mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🎊 9mo
WJCintron Congratulations!!! 9mo
slategreyskies Oh, I‘m so happy for you!! Congratulations!! ✨ 9mo
mrp27 Wonderful, congratulations!! 🎊 9mo
julesG Congratulations! 🎉 9mo
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JessClark78 Congratulations! 9mo
Laughterhp Congrats! What a gorgeous picture too! 9mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations!! ❤️ 9mo
Susanita Woohoo! Congratulations! 9mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!🎉 9mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww, congratulations on your engagement! 😀 9mo
Dragon Congratulations 🎉 💕 9mo
BookBabe How exciting, congratulations! 🎊 6mo
Kaylamburson Aww, thanks!! @BookBabe ! 6mo
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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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A super cute holiday beach read that was the perfect companion for my trip to the Bahamas. However, if you care about your rom-coms being semi-realistic, this one is not for you. It's completely outlandish but fun all the same. 28-year-old twins swap places & it gets messy as they both start dating someone who thinks they're their sister. Conflict could have been prevented by telling the truth, but then there wouldn't have been a book. 3.5 stars

Mitch I so need some of that sea and sunshine behind you !
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Kaylamburson It was incredible and so needed! @Mitch 9mo
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Another enjoyable rom-com! If you're a fan of The Great British Bake Off, you'll love this. It felt a bit long to me and I thought the competition took up a bit too much time, but I loved the variety of characters with different personalities. Rosaline's daughter was my favorite character, both precocious and childish in equal measure. Without giving too much away, I hated the audiobook voice for one character, but perhaps that was intentional.

BookNAround Saw your name in yesterday‘s Shelf Awareness. Congrats! A good friend of mine is a sales rep there. 🙂 10mo
Kaylamburson Thank you so much, @BookNAround !! Is your friend on the in-house sales team? 10mo
BookNAround @kaylamburson She‘s a field rep. I just recently went on a field trip with her to visit several of her new accounts. She met the owners and booksellers and I made her look good by buying all the books. 😂 10mo
Kaylamburson That's so awesome! Haha that's 100% what friends are for! @BookNAround 9mo
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Life's Too Short | Abby Jimenez
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This was my third Abby Jimenez book in about a week as she quickly became my must-read, favorite author of 2021. All of her books have been sweet, but I really appreciate how she is able to expand her stories past the vapidness often found in chick-lit, and give substance to her characters while they experience difficult emotions and life struggles. At the same time, these reads aren't too heavy--it's truly the perfect balance.

tracey38 I enjoyed this one as well! 10mo
Kaylamburson I've been on a rom-com kick, but this one was so good! @tracey38 10mo
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I love my new journal from @outofprint and have been using it to take important notes at my new publishing job. And while cleaning out my desk, I found this vintage key and just loved how it looks with the notebook. I think I'm going to get a long necklace chain so I can wear it.

WJCintron 😍 😍 10mo
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So flipping cute! I've been watching lots of holiday rom-coms the last week, and this fits right in with them with plenty of adorable scenes and characters. I just felt happy listening to this, and I loved getting to see Sloan's story play out after the first book. It works as a standalone, but I do recommend reading Friend Zone first to fully appreciate Sloan's story and growth.

WJCintron 😃 Thanks for the advise! I have both!! Will read Friend Zone first!! 👍 10mo
Kaylamburson Oh good!! They're both so good, and I hope you love them! I devoured all three of her books in about a week and a half. @WJCintron 10mo
WJCintron @Kaylamburson WOW!! Thanks again! I definitely need to make some time to read them!! 😃 👍 10mo
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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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This was another super sweet and sexy romance, but it also has dimension. The characters have real flaws and go through real-life hardships, and it makes the love story all the sweeter. I cried with both sadness and happiness throughout most of the last quarter of the book. I'm excited to read Jimenez's other books, and I've already downloaded one!

wanderinglynn I love her books. The next one, The Happily Ever After Playlist, is my fave of the 3. 10mo
Kaylamburson Ohh good! That's the one I just downloaded on audio and plan to start tomorrow morning while everyone is still sleeping! @wanderinglynn 10mo
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Some #LitsyLove surprises on their way today! Thanks to @TheAromaofBooks for the great idea!!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! Sharing books has become one of my favorite parts of Litsy!!! 10mo
Kaylamburson I love it so much!! @TheAromaofBooks 10mo
Texreader Aaaah I got a huge surprise today!! May I open it? 🤗😊🥰 10mo
Kaylamburson Yes, of course!!! @Texreader 10mo
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Accidentally Engaged | Farah Heron
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This book is adorable, witty, sexy, and so much fun! If you want a rom-com that will make you smile and believe in true love, read this book. The audio was fantastic, and this was the first book in a while where I found spare moments to listen whenever I could. I will definitely make Farah Heron's next book an automatic TBR add.

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What's Mine and Yours | Naima Coster
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I loved the first chapter, and I read the rest of the book hoping to experience more of that without luck. There's a lot going on between all the characters and time hops, and it ultimately didn't engage me.

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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Book mail is the best mail! Thank you SO much @TheAromaofBooks for this surprise book! I've been really wanting to read it, and then it just showed up at my door! You're the best and I'm so grateful! 🥰🥰 #litsylove

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm being a terrible penpal in general right now, but I figure sending out random books helps compensate 😂 I love finishing a book & then seeing if any #LitsyLove friends have it stacked so I can send it their way!! Hope you enjoy it!! 10mo
Kaylamburson Ha! I am also so terrible at it. I get so overwhelmed by all the cards and then don't do anything lol. But I love the idea of randomly sending books I've read to those that have it on their TBR. So wonderful! @TheAromaofBooks 10mo
TheAromaofBooks It doesn't work 100% of the time, but when Litsy is playing nice, you can go to a book's page & at the top where it says “[x] posts“ it also says how many people are reading, have read, or want to read. If you actually click on the “to read“ it shows the list of people who have it stacked!! Sometimes it doesn't work, or it doesn't show everyone, but that's the way I usually find a new home for my books!! Also, I don't know if it works in the app ⬇ 10mo
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) because I pretty much always use my computer. 10mo
Kaylamburson Ooo, this is such a good tip!! I'll have to try that on a computer. I just browse through friend's stacked books but it's not very effective and takes so much time! @TheAromaofBooks 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Yes!! It really helps me when I have a book but don't know who would like it - I just scroll through that list until I see people I have followed, then check to see if they are on the LitsyLove list haha Sometimes someone stacks a book from my review, so I will also sometimes ask that person if they would like me to mail them the copy I'm done with. I have loads of books that I love & reread, but also have a lot that are one & done haha 10mo
Kaylamburson @TheAromaofBooks I'm going to do this! I just logged onto the computer version to see if I can figure it out. I have so many books I need to get rid of, and this seems like the perfect way! 10mo
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Perfect for anyone facing a career change. I decided to pick it up after our company was bought out, and it helped me feel grounded and more in control. The exercises were especially helpful in that and worth pausing the audiobook to do them.

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The Marriage Pact: A Novel | Michelle Richmond
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This was an edge-of-your-seat thriller about a cult-like club intended to strengthen marriages and keep them whole, but with some sinister and questionable methods. There's oddly some good relationship tips in here, and I loved the chapters about Jake's therapy patients. Definitely darker than I expected, but a fun read! It's one of Audible's premium free options.

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All of my wonderful and thoughtful #LitsyLove birthday cards! Thank you all so much for making my day (and month!!) so very special. It means more than I can express xoxo

Verity Happy birthday! 11mo
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Gissy Happy Birthday🥳🎂🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈🎁 📚📚 11mo
sharread Happy Birthday! 🥳 11mo
Kaylamburson Thank you all so much!! @DinoMom I just got your card and the tea!! So sweet of you!! 11mo
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 11mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 11mo
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BookwormAHN Happy Birthday 🎇 🎆 ✨ 11mo
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I've been in a continuous reading slump, so I decided to continue on with my Harry Potter reread. I'm loving experiencing these as audiobooks for the first time as it helps me appreciate these books in a new way. I think book 6 may be my favorite. The perfect blend of humor and seriousness. Love seeing the characters discover love and dating in a more meaningful way, too.

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I'm still super behind, but finally catching up a bit on #litsylove letters!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So am I!!! 😜 13mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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TJR writes another incredible book that pulls me out of my reading slump. It starts shifting between two timelines in 1956 and 1983, but the past eventually catches up with the present. I originally was enjoying the present timeline more, but as I read more, I was excited for both moments. It's not as emotionally devastating as her previous works, just elicited a few silent tears, but I loved how Malibu comes alive.

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Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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I've been meaning to read this one forever, but I'm so glad I had a last minute impulse to download the audiobook before a drive. The narrator, Christina Moore, was phenomenal. She nailed every voice, and I especially loved how Xan and Fyrian came across. Any middle schooler will love it, and learn a lot about love, sacrifice, and forgiveness.

Kaylamburson This was my favorite quote of the whole book because it really resonated with me: "My love isn't divided," she said. "It is multiplied." It's something most adults should take time to learn. Just because there are more people taking your attention, it doesn't mean they are dividing your capacity for love. More people to love just means there is more love all around. 13mo
LoverOfLearning Ugh I want to read this! 13mo
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wanderinglynn Love that quote! 💜 And this is such an awesome book. 13mo
Kaylamburson You definitely should! @LoverOfLearning 13mo
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Feeling incredibly overwhelmed today by this news. It has been my home and family of 4+ years, and none of us truly know what will happen next. It was such a shock this morning and we are all still processing. The good news is all of us are guaranteed a job for at least 3 years which I know is unheard of in an acquisition. I'm hopeful this means there will be opportunities and growth, but could use some extra love today from my Litsy friends. 💜📖

MicheleinPhilly The job guarantee is lovely! While any change of this magnitude is going to be jarring, just think of how many more bookworms you‘ll get to know. 🤗 13mo
DrexEdit Acquisition is hard. I went through that when I worked for Harcourt Brace. Ultimately it worked out well for me. I hope the same is true for you! 3 years is a nice stable starting point anyway. Sorry! Trying to look on the bright side if there is one! 😊 13mo
Kaylamburson Thank you @MicheleinPhilly ,that's such a good point. And hopefully it means even MORE free books. 13mo
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Kaylamburson Thanks @DrexEdit ! It's encouraging to hear that it worked out well for you, and I'm just trying to have that same mindset. This could definitely be an opportunity if I allow it to be. 13mo
wanderinglynn That‘s great news! Mergers & acquisitions are always stressful. It‘s great news to hear that they gave job security for 3 years—that usually means they have loads of confidence in the acquisition and expect great growth, which should translate into some awesome opportunities! I hope you now have a chance to process & decompress. I‘m sure it has been rather stressful. 💜 13mo
Kaylamburson I hope so and thank you! Definitely a positive perspective and something I'll keep in mind @wanderinglynn 13mo
Jas16 Sending you all the love and support. Changes like this are scary but I am hoping this one ends up being amazing. 13mo
Kaylamburson Thank you @Jas16 , means so much to hear you say that. 💜 13mo
Christine Lucky Hachette to have you! ❤️ 13mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 13mo
Kaylamburson ❤💜💛 that's so sweet. Thank you! @Christine 13mo
CarolynM Hope it turns out well❤️ 13mo
Reggie 🤞🏼 good luck! 🍀 13mo
Kaylamburson Thank you so much! We will hopefully be learning more over the next month. @MaureenMc @CarolynM @Reggie 13mo
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