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Kaylamburson

Kaylamburson

Joined May 2016

Reader, Writer, Thinker, Creator. Senior Sales Manager at Workman Publishing.
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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! 1w
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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!! 1mo
DivineDiana Fabulous cookie making! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Lesliereads Loving your cookies! 1mo
Kaylamburson Thanks all!! I had fun with it. Ans spent way too many hours 😂😂 @Christine @DivineDiana @Lesliereads 1mo
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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. 1mo
Kaylamburson It was so absurd. Not the strongest story of Sager's. @Megabooks 1mo
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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 🎄 ❤️💚 1mo
Kaylamburson Merry Christmas, Misty!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 1mo
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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! 1mo
DieAReader Congratulations!!🎉🎉 1mo
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ravenlee Oh, that‘s so wonderful! Congratulations and best wishes! 1mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 🥳🍾🥂 1mo
Well-ReadNeck Best wishes!!! 🎉 1mo
Jas16 Congratulations!❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Congratulations!! 1mo
GypsyKat Congratulations!!!🍾 🥂 1mo
MaureenMc Congratulations! 🎊 1mo
WJCintron Congratulations!!! 1mo
slategreyskies Oh, I‘m so happy for you!! Congratulations!! ✨ 1mo
mrp27 Wonderful, congratulations!! 🎊 1mo
julesG Congratulations! 🎉 1mo
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Laughterhp Congrats! What a gorgeous picture too! 1mo
sprainedbrain Congratulations!! ❤️ 1mo
Susanita Woohoo! Congratulations! 1mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!!🎉 1mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww, congratulations on your engagement! 😀 1mo
Dragon Congratulations 🎉 💕 1mo
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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 1mo
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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. 🙂 1mo
Kaylamburson Thank you so much, @BookNAround !! Is your friend on the in-house sales team? 1mo
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. 😂 1mo
Kaylamburson That's so awesome! Haha that's 100% what friends are for! @BookNAround 1mo
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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! 2mo
Kaylamburson I've been on a rom-com kick, but this one was so good! @tracey38 1mo
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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 😍 😍 2mo
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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!! 👍 2mo
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 1mo
WJCintron @Kaylamburson WOW!! Thanks again! I definitely need to make some time to read them!! 😃 👍 1mo
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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. 2mo
Kaylamburson Ohh good! That's the one I just downloaded on audio and plan to start tomorrow morning while everyone is still sleeping! @wanderinglynn 2mo
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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!!! 2mo
Kaylamburson I love it so much!! @TheAromaofBooks 2mo
Texreader Aaaah I got a huge surprise today!! May I open it? 🤗😊🥰 2mo
Kaylamburson Yes, of course!!! @Texreader 2mo
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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!! 2mo
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 2mo
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 ⬇ 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) because I pretty much always use my computer. 2mo
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 2mo
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 2mo
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! 2mo
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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! 3mo
AmyG Happy Birthday! 3mo
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Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎊🎁🎂🎉🎈🥳📖 3mo
Gissy Happy Birthday🥳🎂🎉🎊🎈🎈🎈🎁 📚📚 3mo
sharread Happy Birthday! 🥳 3mo
Kaylamburson Thank you all so much!! @DinoMom I just got your card and the tea!! So sweet of you!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Happy, happy birthday! 🎉🎂🥳 3mo
Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 3mo
TheRiehlDeal Happy Birthday! 🥳 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 3mo
BookwormAHN Happy Birthday 🎇 🎆 ✨ 3mo
TheLudicReader Happy Birthday. 🎂🎉🥳 3mo
sharread Happy Birthday 🥳 3mo
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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!!! 😜 5mo
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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. 5mo
LoverOfLearning Ugh I want to read this! 5mo
LoverOfLearning @Kaylamburson awe I love this quote 😍 5mo
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wanderinglynn Love that quote! 💜 And this is such an awesome book. 5mo
Kaylamburson You definitely should! @LoverOfLearning 5mo
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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. 🤗 5mo
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! 😊 5mo
Kaylamburson Thank you @MicheleinPhilly ,that's such a good point. And hopefully it means even MORE free books. 5mo
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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. 5mo
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. 💜 5mo
Kaylamburson I hope so and thank you! Definitely a positive perspective and something I'll keep in mind @wanderinglynn 5mo
Jas16 Sending you all the love and support. Changes like this are scary but I am hoping this one ends up being amazing. 5mo
Kaylamburson Thank you @Jas16 , means so much to hear you say that. 💜 5mo
Christine Lucky Hachette to have you! ❤️ 5mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 5mo
Kaylamburson ❤💜💛 that's so sweet. Thank you! @Christine 5mo
CarolynM Hope it turns out well❤️ 5mo
Reggie 🤞🏼 good luck! 🍀 5mo
Kaylamburson Thank you so much! We will hopefully be learning more over the next month. @MaureenMc @CarolynM @Reggie 5mo
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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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As someone who works in the publishing industry, I really appreciated the details of the workplace drama and the real examination of whiteness in the industry. I was so intrigued to find out the secret and mystery driving the plot forward, but was ultimately disappointed in the reveal. It was all so real up until that moment so I was surprised and disappointed by the "truth".

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I'm a big fan of the Friendshipping podcast as Jenn & Trin are funny, casual, & have great advice. This audiobook was great as it's read by the authors & essentially feels like a longer podcast. It covers everything from breaking up with toxic friends, to making new friends. My only critique is that it felt repetitive & the authors seemed to be pushing a political agenda. I even agree with much of it, but it felt out of place in a friendship book.

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You Love Me: A You Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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I was so hyped for this book as I was obsessed with the first two in the series, but this didn't hit the same. I listened to the audiobook and I slowly listened over a couple months. Joe didn't seem to fit his characterization from the previous books, and the beginning of this book felt like a far jump from where the last ended. The ending was also abrupt. I still enjoyed aspects, but it didn't live up to my expectations.

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Been There, Married That | Gigi Levangie Grazer
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About to enjoy a little reading in the bath after an exhausting first day commuting back to the office.
So excited for this Heavenly Aroma bath bomb, @Endowarrior21 ! Such a peaceful looking blue!

Endowarrior21 It's one of my favorites 6mo
Kaylamburson It was so lovely and relaxing! @Endowarrior21 6mo
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I picked this one up at my last bookstore trip and the description and quote from TJR on the cover sold me. I always enjoy epistolary novels, and this was a spin on that with the MC, Dan, writing lists about everything from his worries to stupid things his bookstore customers say. It was sweet and quick to read. The last handful of pages even succeeded in getting me choked up as it revealed the title list about 21 truths about love.

mcctrish This sounds delightful 6mo
Kaylamburson It really was! Dan is a bit of an idiot, but you still root for him, and it's amazing how the author created a three-dimensional character without the use of traditional storytelling. @mcctrish 6mo
Alfoster I loved this one so much!❤️ 6mo
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I Am Watching You | Teresa Driscoll
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Oh my gosh!! @Endowarrior21 you completely spoiled me! I love everything so much from both books, to the art prints, lots of bath bombs, candy, lemonade, the windchime kit, notebook, sticky notes,, and necklace! You truly went above and beyond and I'm so blown away and grateful. No need to send me more lemonade as you already gave me so much! I love it!!! Thank YOU!
#sliceofsummerswap @Catsandbooks

Endowarrior21 I glad you like everything 7mo
LoverOfLearning Wow! And the book I Am Watching You is such a good read! 7mo
Kaylamburson So excited to read it!! Good to know you loved it! @LoverOfLearning 7mo
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Catsandbooks What a cool wind chime kit! Enjoy! 🍉 💕 7mo
Kaylamburson I'm excited to get crafty! Maybe while listening to an audiobook! @Catsandbooks 7mo
Catsandbooks @Kaylamburson sounds perfect to me! 🙌🏼🎨 7mo
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Bridget Jones's Diary | Helen Fielding
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I had high hopes for this book because I love all the movies and find them sweet and hysterical, but I was disappointed with the novel. It's super short yet took me a couple months to get through. Since it was written in the 90s there are definitely some themes that didn't age well, like an unhealthy obsession with body image. And Bridget Jones is a character that doesn't have dimension without a man by her side which was so disappointing to me.

Billypar I've never seen this edition, but if you took the title off, I might have guessed it was Stephen King. What terrifying cover art for a romantic comedy 👀👄 7mo
Kaylamburson 🤣😂🤣 that's so true! I think this is the original art and it is terrifying @Billypar 7mo
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This YA anthology is like none I've read before in that it spans genres from contemporary romance, to fantasy, thriller, and horror. They're all tied together by their characters pulling all-nighters. It was the perfect combination of nostalgia for high school friends, parties, and prom nights, and of surprising drama and jaw-dropping discoveries. All the stories are fantastic! McManus' story kicks it off strong and LaCour's was another favorite!

Kaylamburson I also made a TikTok showing off the aesthetic of this collection here: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdQymeeM/ 7mo
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My #sliceofsummerswap box arrived, and I'm so excited! Thank you @Endowarrior21 !!
@Catsandbooks

Catsandbooks Yippee! 🎉 🍉 😎 7mo
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The Unraveling | Benjamin Rosenbaum
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#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

Front matter: "The world runs on pride."
Chapter 1: "Fift was almost five, and it wasn't like zir to be asleep in all of zir bodies."

Perfect for #pridemonth

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Was just sent this marketing email and it got me! Just pre-ordered The Woman They Could Not Silence on Audible! Comes out tomorrow!

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Followers | Megan Angelo
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Based on the book's description, I was surprised to find out this reads more like speculative fiction than anything else, but it also has plenty of drama like any reality show/social media scandal. The women's fiction angle drew me in and got me invested in the characters, but the social and political commentary on privacy made this the unique, engrossing story it is. The story will definitely spark plenty of conversation at book club!

Crazeedi Nice review 8mo
Kaylamburson Thanks, Diane! @Crazeedi 8mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Ahh, so excited that my pre-order arrived today! I have said many times how TJR is my new favorite author as so many of her books connect with me and hit me so deeply in the feels. Can't wait to read Malibu Rising, but also want to savor it! And also worried it won't live up to the her others and I'll be disappointed. But hearing good things so far already from others, so fingers crossed!

EvieBee If you were a newcomer to Reid, which of her books would you recommend? 8mo
Kaylamburson It depends on what types of books you enjoy most. Her newer ones are very different from her older ones. After I Do was my favorite but it's very much a story of love and heartbreak. Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is genius in the way she makes the characters feel 100% real with a historical fiction element. That's the one I started with and was completely hooked after! @EvieBee 8mo
EvieBee @Kaylamburson Okay! Thank you! I‘m a character driven reader so that‘s probably the direction I‘ll take. 💕 8mo
Kaylamburson Yes! She does an amazing job bringing all of her characters alive, but Seven Husbands is the strongest for that. Amd Daisy Jones! @EvieBee 8mo
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Just packed up the #sliceofsummerswap package for @Endowarrior21 and will ship it out this week! Excited for you to open it!! 😍📖📚
Thanks for coordinating @Catsandbooks
#swap

Catsandbooks So exciting! 🎉🍉 8mo
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Browseabout Books | Rehoboth Beach, DE (Bookstore)
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Just got home from our beach vacation, and these are the two books I bought on sale at Browseabout Books! So excited to read these. The cover of Twenty-One Truths About Love made me pick it up, and the quote from my favorite author (TJR) got me to buy it!

What made you purchase your last book that wasn't already on your TBR? (How I missed in store shopping as you find so many unexpected gems that way!)

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m trying to remember what I purchased… I think it was Home Body! Just because I have her others! 8mo
Kaylamburson Ooo good pick! I've only read her first collection. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 8mo
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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The perfect beach read for our beach vacation! Love the conceit of masculine men reading romance novels to figure out how to save their marriages. A lot of character growth from Gavin, Thea, and Liv (the sister). Each were annoying in their own way early on, but it made the ending that much more satisfying!

BookFreakOut I thought this was a fun read! 8mo
tracey38 It was a fun read. Enjoy your vacation. I really wish I was on the beach. 😊 8mo
Kaylamburson Definitely a fun one, @BookFreakOut ! 8mo
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Kaylamburson Thank you, @tracey38 ! It was so amazing to get some sun for a couple days. Already home (tried to avoid the Memorial Day crowds and the surge pricing). But really glad we got that time. I wish I could go to the beach all the time! 8mo
tracey38 @Kaylamburson It's sad. I'm only a couple hours from the beach but it's hard to really get over there regularly. 8mo
Kaylamburson I totally get it. It's really hard to make the time. But hopefully this summer you can carve out some moments for beach relaxation! @tracey38 8mo
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Browseabout Books | Rehoboth Beach, DE (Bookstore)
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Found this amazing Indie while walking towards the beach. It's so cute and has a really large selection of books, gifts, toys, and puzzles! I bought two books and a notebook. And even better, Delaware doesn't have sales tax!

Texreader Awesome! I love such discoveries!! 8mo
Amiable Rehoboth Beach, right? I‘ve been to that bookstore! I recognize the mural! 8mo
Kaylamburson Yes, that's it!! Such great local flavor in there! @Amiable @Texreader 8mo
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Nute That is the best way to come upon a new bookstore...like an unexpected treasure hunt discovery!😃 8mo
Kaylamburson Yes!! And I found the booty! @Nute 7mo
Nute Arr, Matey!😆 7mo
Kaylamburson Hahaha 😂 @Nute 7mo
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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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First full day of vacation and so happy to be sitting on the hotel balcony this beautiful morning with a new book!

AmyG Enjoy! 8mo
Eggs Hope you have a lovely vacay! 8mo
Kaylamburson Thank you so much!! 😊 @Eggs @AmyG 8mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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So excited for today's #bookhaul that arrived in the mail! One from a swap, one from my company's stipend for #AAPI education, and two from Indepedent Bookstore day when I used my Bookshop gift card I won in my work's TikTok contest. I have so many books to read first though, ahhh. So hard to decide what's next.

Mavey The Bromance Book Club is sweet and hilarious! 9mo
Kaylamburson I've heard so many good things! @Mavey 9mo
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Good Company | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Super excited that I found this brand-new 2021 read at a Flea Market today for just $5! I've been wanting to read it and it immediately jumped out to me on a table filled with mass markets and other older paperbacks.

Kaylamburson It truly is a gorgeous cover!! @Jennick2004 9mo
Megabooks Awesome!! 9mo
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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Cute story that brought many of the adorable feelings of Simon vs the Homosapiens, but beyond meet-cutes, it's also a story of sisterhood, growing up, growing apart, and accepting yourself.

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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@AmyG our first book trade is shipping your way tomorrow! Thanks #litsylove and @tanya1512 for the idea and @Tattooedteacher for setting it up!

Lovesbooks87 I have one all packaged up and ready to go out this weekend! 9mo
Tattooedteacher Yay! Send me an email with the book title and I‘ll take it off the list. ❤️ @Lovesbooks87 9mo
Lovesbooks87 @Tattooedteacher I sent an email yesterday afternoon about the books. But I can resend it if you didn‘t get it. 😀 thanks for doing this! (edited) 9mo
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AmyG I will be mailing yours today! Thank you. 😘 9mo
Kaylamburson Yay! So glad you already found a swap, too! @Lovesbooks87 . @Tattooedteacher I also sent you and email with the details of this swap with @AmyG 9mo
Tattooedteacher @AmyG @Lovesbooks87 @Kaylamburson Your trades have been removed. Thanks for helping make this work. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 9mo
AmyG Thank YOU for doing this @Tattooedteacher 🙌🏻😘 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Tattooedteacher thank YOU for setting it up and it running so great!! 9mo
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Just signed up for the #sliceofsummerswap #soss that @Catsandbooks is putting together. Thank you for hosting! I'm very excited to get my match and start shopping for the perfect books and goodies for them! About to update my Litsy wishlist, too!!

Catsandbooks So glad you joined! 🍉 And thanks for sharing! 💕 9mo
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