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LiteraryinLawrence

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By Any Other Name | Lauren Kate
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As I was nearing the end of the book and seeing the back cover approaching, I just kept thinking, how is this going to wrap up in that few pages? It turns out, I was right. I feel like it should have been a good bit longer. It was a nice light romantic comedy, though.

MyNamesParadise I felt the same way when I read it, that it needed to be longer. I enjoyed it though! 1d
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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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I‘ve had this on my shelf for years so I‘m glad I read it! It was solid, with some good reversals and surprises. Some of the content was disturbing to read and none of the characters were that sympathetic, which for me meant I didn‘t love it as much as some other thrillers. But still an engaging read!

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The Soulmate Equation | Christina Lauren
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This was my first non-YA book by this writing duo and it was really good! I thought the dialogue was really natural and the relationships built in a great way. I would definitely read more of their books if I‘m looking for a romance. Thanks for the recommendation @BennettBookworm !

BennettBookworm Yay I‘m SO glad you liked it!! 2w
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With the start of the school year coming up on Wednesday, @BennettBookworm and I did our annual Back to School swap this weekend. I‘m soooooo excited about these 2 books!! I‘ll be diving in soon!

For people who have read Adult Assembly Required, do you recommend a reread of Nina Hill beforehand? That‘s my inclination, even though it‘ll delay starting the new one…

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Nina 💛 3w
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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Stayed up way later than usual reading this rom-com in basically one sitting. Really sweet book about sisters as much as about a romance. This genre isn‘t normal for me so I wasn‘t anticipating all the sexy scenes, but that‘s just me. Overall, I‘m glad I spent time with these characters!

The notebook is for keeping track of my #bookspinbingo board, not because I needed to take notes on the book itself. 😋

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I had no indication going into this book about how disturbing it would be, and I wish I had skipped it. Alluding to what bothered me is going to give too much away, so I‘ll just say that this one was not for me. If anyone is thinking of reading it but wants to know the trigger warning, just let me know.

lele1432 Any feedback on if it‘s victim-blamey or if it tries to sell the narrative that most accusations are false? That was my biggest concern when I read the description and why I didn‘t pick it. 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence @lele1432 The topic that I found triggering was actually not connected to the accusation of rape. But no, I did not find it to be victim-blamey. 1mo
lele1432 Ahhh okay! Interesting. Thank you! 1mo
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peaknit I felt so much like you at the end of this one. Meh and lousy people. 1mo
mollyrotondo Yes I would like to know the trigger warning since I was also debating my interest when it came up as a BOTM pick. I‘m glad it‘s not victim-blamey since that was a major concern. 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence The trigger warning is that it‘s actually a lot about incest. Or sort-of incest because it‘s an adoptive child situation (adopted as a young child). @mollyrotondo 1mo
mollyrotondo @LiteraryinLawrence uhh okay I see. That‘s extremely heavily. Yeah I think I‘ll pass unless a book club picks it. 1mo
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The Lies I Tell | Julie Clark
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Entertaining but not earth-shattering, I‘d say. I definitely enjoyed my time with these 2 strong female characters and seeing where their story went!

5feet.of.fury I had similar thoughts. 1mo
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I read this for professional development for my work as an educator, and I found it approachable and worthwhile. I most appreciated the examples of real worksheets, charts, parent newsletters, ex that she included as inspiration for putting ABAR (anti biased anti racist) concepts into place. I also appreciated how the author showed how you could use this lens for any subject and grade level. This was also my #bookspinbingo book for August!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 🌱 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1mo
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Fighting Words | Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
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I finished this a couple days ago and felt it was very powerful. A raw look at 2 sisters in the foster care system, the book is still geared toward a middle grade audience. The narrator is 10, though her life experiences have caused her to grow up faster than most her age.

Kayla.Adriena Hey there did the LMPBC books show up? 😋 1mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Kayla.Adriena Yes they did! Thanks so much and I‘m sorry for not posting about it! 1mo
Kayla.Adriena @LiteraryinLawrence that's okay I just wanted to make sure I didn't need to track it 1mo
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The Appeal | JANICE. HALLETT
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This was super fun to read! It was all emails, texts, and transcripts from interviews, and you‘re trying to figure out what criminal activity happened in this community theater group. I found it really entertaining and look forward to reading the author‘s other book.

batsy 😻 2mo
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I actually didn‘t know of Nyle from his reality show appearances or modeling, so I just picked this one up looking for more writing about Deaf culture. It was solid and provided a combination of personal stories and Deaf history. I wouldn‘t have wanted it to be much longer, but then again he‘s only in his 20‘s so how long could his memoir be? 😋

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Goodnight Beautiful | Aimee Molloy
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Wow! This book was crazy good. At several points the author completely shocked me, causing me to question everything I‘d just read. There were so many revelations and they were all done so cleverly. I‘m seriously impressed! I read a lot of thrillers but this was a cut above, in my opinion.

Bette I love looking at your cat. We had Jack, with similar coloring, and I miss him. Thanks for sharing. 2mo
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A Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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Here is my #bookspin list for August. Mostly I‘ve been gravitating towards thrillers lately so the list is thriller-heavy. It‘ll also depend on what holds come in at the library. Two are required for work, and the tagged book is for my #lmpbc group. Happy reading, friends! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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I chose this for my #botm! I hadn‘t heard anything about it but liked the description and it‘ll be fun to read a new-to-me author. If I hadn‘t chosen this, I would have picked Daisy Darker, but I can easily borrow that one from the library. 🤷🏻‍♀️

What did everyone else choose?

kspenmoll I still cannot see the books. 2mo
Julsmarshall I chose Daisy Darker and I plan to get this one in ebook so I can read it on my trip 😄 I thought i‘d sounded really interesting too! 2mo
mdm139 @kspenmoll I couldn‘t see the books on the main page either. I had to go to the “all books” tab and scroll down to “all books” 2mo
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This was delightful. Not sure why I waited so long to read it after loving the first book in the series, but I read it today and highly recommend it. I will definitely read the next one when it comes out! The writing style just really makes me chuckle, as you can see in his author blurb. 😋

Kempii I seem to be one of the few readers who didn‘t like Thursday Night Murder Club (I found it boring), but am wondering enough about what I missed in this author‘s writing to give him another try. 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Kempii I mean, the second one is totally in the same style as the first. I think you should trust your gut! But of course if you want to give it a shot, I‘m sure the library could oblige. 😋 2mo
mabell I really think I need to read these! 2mo
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Yerba Buena | Nina LaCour
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This was my book for #lmpbc. I‘m surprised because I love this author, but this book wasn‘t great for me. A lot of it is pretty depressing, and I am not in a great mindset for that, I guess. I‘ll be really curious what my fellow readers think, though, and I hope they love it!

Kitta I‘ve never read anything by the author before but I listed it as a pick! 2mo
Mccall0113 I will be a few days late getting my book out. This semester of grad school nearly killed me. Lol 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Mccall0113 That‘s ok! This is supposed to be fun, not stressful. 💗 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence @shellleigh33 Should arrive to you by Thursday! 2mo
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Box in the Woods | Maureen Johnson
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I love this whole series! I think this was the last book but I hope she decides to write more. Such a satisfying mystery and awesome characters. Definitely start with Truly Devious and read all 4!

RaeLovesToRead Awww Snoodly! 😻😻😻 2mo
Susanita Book 5 is coming out in December! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Susanita What?????? This is the best news ever!!!!! 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence This is my 50th book of 2022- I just counted! 2mo
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Reckless Girls: A Novel | Rachel Hawkins
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This was a fun read to breeze through while trying to wait out the heat. My AC is working really hard on this 100 degree day, but it‘s still over 80 in the house so I‘m feeling a little low energy. I read this all today, and it was enjoyable. I might read other books by this author.

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I always like this writing duo‘s thrillers! So a couple comes to an unlicensed therapist with unorthodox (but effective) methods to try to save their marriage. But as you might imagine, nothing is as it seems! I totally fell for everything the authors want you to fall for, and I loved it. A fast and satisfying read that I finished poolside with my family. 💗

BennettBookworm And I enjoyed getting to hear about it!! Far less scary than reading it myself 😄 2mo
kstadt929 This has been on my TBR shelf for some time ! 2mo
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Towards the end it picked up for me, but I found the beginning half a little meh. I read this as a buddy read with my dad, which was fun, but I might have bailed otherwise. My favorite by this author remains The Hunting Party.

brittanythebookdragon I read The Guest List by this author and it really just kind of turned me off from wanting to read anything else written by her…I feel justified that another book was given a So-So rating. 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence @brittanythebookdragon Yeah, I don‘t think I‘ll read others by her in the future. There are so many awesome thriller writers out there! 2mo
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Read this for my family‘s summer book club. It was dark but good! I didn‘t see the twists coming and I found Horowitz totally credible as a stand-in for Doyle. It probably wasn‘t my favorite book of his because I prefer his contemporary writing style, but I will totally read the sequel!

Davisemkors You have a nice book, I will love to discuss somethings with you. 3mo
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The No-Show | Beth O'Leary
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Eeeeeee! @BennettBookworm was right that I would love this book! It‘s best to go into it without too much knowledge and then let it unfold. Beth O‘Leary, you‘ve done it again! 💗

marleed Yep, this is very difficult to include all the why‘s of a pick! (edited) 3mo
BennettBookworm YAYAYAYAYAYYYY 3mo
Leftcoastzen 😻awww! 3mo
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julesG Exactly what I thought reading it. 3mo
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kstadt929 I‘ve been on the fence about reading this one and now I want to!!!! 😂 2mo
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I‘m thinking about joining Book of the Month. I feel like lately the books have looked tempting and it could be a fun thing to look forward to each month! Does anyone have a code they want me to use that benefits you? 😉 Otherwise I can totally sign up on my own, but I‘d be happy to help a fellow Litten if I can.

Update: I signed up for #botm (thanks @Graciouswarriorprincess !) and my first book will be the Gabrielle Zevin one! Yay!

Graciouswarriorprincess I do. I will send it in a moment! :) 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence Thanks @Graciouswarriorprincess ! I just signed up and I‘m psyched. ☺️ 3mo
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Graciouswarriorprincess @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you! I hope that you enjoy! Let me know if you have any questions. Happy reading!! 3mo
Aims42 I hope you enjoy your first book and being a BOTM member! I started BOTM because of a gift card my SIL got me for Christmas 2 years ago. I loved it so much I signed up for an official account and haven‘t looked back 👍 3mo
jlhammar Yay! I joined back in 2016 and have been a member ever since. It brings me lots of bookish joy each month. Hope it does the same for you! 3mo
BrittanyReads Yay! I hope you love it! I've not regretted it one bit! It's so fun and in my experience the majority of the books have become new favorites 3mo
Alfoster That‘s so nice of you!👊 3mo
EatSleepRead Love BOTM! I joined in 2018 and it's been a lot of fun. 3mo
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Really well done! This was such a thought provoking read for me and I loved the author‘s illustration style as a bonus. Rhea shows interviews they conducted over the course of many years with a diverse group of people. It‘s not a prescriptive book about what gender should be, but more of an anthropologist‘s view of describing the many ways people perceive it. Strongly recommend.

Lindy I‘m on the waiting list at the library for this. Glad to see your enthusiastic review. 😊 3mo
Christine What @Lindy said, except for that I currently have it checked out from the library. Time to get to it! 3mo
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Dead Dead Girls | Nekesa Afia
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Well, this book was awful. 😬 Since I‘m the 4th reader in my #lmpbc group to read this, I‘m not worried about concealing my opinion. I couldn‘t get past the terrible, terrible writing. Although the premise was interesting, the clunky plot and tortured writing held it back. I very rarely pan books, but this one left me no choice. 🤷🏻‍♀️

That said, I loved my #lmpbc group and reading everyone‘s comments for the last 4 months! 💗

LiteraryinLawrence I don‘t pull myself up to my full height nearly enough, apparently. IYKYK 3mo
DGRachel I keep seeing that in other books I‘ve read since then (although not with the same frequency)!! I now picture all characters walking around hunched over until they finally pull themselves up to their full height. 🤣🤣🤣 (edited) 3mo
shanaqui Ahaha, I'm glad to see other people feeling this way about it. (edited) 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence @kspenmoll This went in the mail to you today and it should get there midweek next week! Thanks for a great reading cycle! 💗 3mo
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Here is my #bookspin list for July! We have a family book club going this summer plus a new round of #lmpbc so I have those must-read books down twice. Hoping for a bookful month! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Family book club sounds fun!! 3mo
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Finished this today for a summer book club with my family. As a longtime ASL learner I really loved the foray into Deaf culture and all the surrounding topics. I also liked the writing style and especially the storyline of Feb. I was surprised at the end because I felt like it just ended with no resolutions to the plot lines. Is it just me? So I‘d say I liked the journey more than the destination.

robinb Sweet kitty…such beautiful coloring! 3mo
AmyK1 I just finished this and feel the same way 3mo
BarbaraBB I agree too. 3mo
batsy I agree, I didn't quite get what was the aim with that ending. 3mo
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In a few weeks I‘ll be going on a long road trip, and I am looking for recommendations of good audiobooks. Ideally something contemporary, lighter, could be romance if it‘s more of a romantic comedy, and/or could be something with a mystery. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

I have no relevant photo for this, so I‘ll do what I always do: cat picture! 💗

Dragon I enjoyed this one. 3mo
Dragon Loved this and the 2nd book too 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Dragon You‘re right on track because I‘ve read and loved those books! 😋 3mo
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Amandajoy I love this series on audio 3mo
EvieBee I second @dragon ‘s Nina Hill req. I‘d also add this one. 3mo
Dragon 🤣. Will try to think of another book. 💚🐉 3mo
EvieBee This one too! 3mo
Amandajoy This one was also great 3mo
Amandajoy And this one. I think I‘m done for now ☺️ 3mo
Maria514626 I loved A Carnival of Snackery. It's one of David Sedaris' latest book of essays. (edited) 3mo
Maria514626 The Serge Storms series by Tim Dorsey are very fun. Serge is bonkers but has a moral compass. Very light and funny. 3mo
Maria514626 The Eyre Affair or The Big Over Easy by Jasper Fforde are bizarro and funny and so clever.
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Maria514626 If you want a psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the end: The Silent Patient. 3mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom 😻😻😻 3mo
Dragon I enjoyed this one - different voices narrated the story 3mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick This one was good fun on audio. 3mo
RaeLovesToRead 😻😻😻😻😻 Awww... snoodly!! 🥰 3mo
Oldschool_millenial This one had me laughing out loud, but if you're looking to avoid horror elements, then it may not be for you 3mo
Kempii You may have read these books already, but audiobooks I enjoyed recently include Anxious People, The Four Winds, Dava Shastri‘s Last Day, A Good Neighborhood, and The Starless Sea (though I later reread this one after doing the audio version and found the book easier to understand and a better experience overall). If you haven‘t read The Night Circus, it‘s one of my favorites and is great over audio. 3mo
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After Story | Larissa Behrendt
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Hi to my #lmpbc group members @shellleigh33 @Kayla.Adriena and @Mccall0113 ! I‘m so excited! This is a busy week at work so naturally what I am more interested in is what book to pick for the next round. 😋

Here are some ideas I had. Any you like or dislike? There are always more options if we don‘t find a winner with these.

For other Littens, if you‘ve read any of these and think they‘d be good (or not) for a book club, let us know! 💗

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LeeRHarry I‘d vote for After Story - loved it 😊 also the Nina Lacour sounds good - am a big fan of the author 😊 4mo
Karisa I just finished The Sentence and loved it. Ghosts, bookstore, big modern issues, folklore, and a beautiful love story at its heart. 4mo
HeatherBookNerd The Sentence is one my favorite books so far this year. 4mo
Kayla.Adriena I'm really into rom coms right nw 4mo
Kayla.Adriena Ugh sorry fingers were too quick. I vote for The No Show, however I also love Nina Lacour and have been wanting to read Yerba Buena so I vote for that one too ! 4mo
CarolynM I also loved After Story. 3mo
Mccall0113 Good morning new bookish friends! I haven‘t read any of these and have no preference! Thanks 3mo
Viji I read The Sentence a few weeks ago and it‘s one of the best books I‘ve read recently. Great characters! 3mo
BennettBookworm I recommend no show even tho I‘m not in the group!! ☺️ 3mo
shellleigh33 I have not read any but the all sound so good. I am excited with what ever you pick 3mo
LiteraryinLawrence Everyone is so flexible! So since I already own Yerba Buena I think I‘ll go with that. But if anyone else wants to choose The No Show for theirs, it looks like there‘s interest there too! @Mccall0113 @Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 3mo
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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It arrived! Thanks for sending it and for the card @Kayla.Adriena ! And @shellleigh33 and @BennettBookworm I‘m so excited to read your comments in the book as well! It‘s been a fun round and I hope everyone enjoys their last book. #lmpbc

Kayla.Adriena Gosh it took it's time! Enjoy!!! 4mo
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I read volumes 3 and 4 this weekend, and they are so awesome. They‘re not fluffy and you should be prepared for hard topics, but the core relationships at the heart of this series are wonderful. And Alice Oseman does such a great job of capturing the feeling of falling in love at any age. 💗

Liatrek I loved the Netflix series so much❤️❤️❤️❤️💜💜💜 can‘t to get my hands on the books. (edited) 4mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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I loved the start of this and then finished it with mixed feelings. I think it‘s probably me, not the book, as I‘ve been struggling a bit lately to take an interest in things. I‘m reading this as part of a book club with my family this summer, so I‘ll be curious what the other readers think!

Kayla.Adriena Sign ups are open for the next LMPBC round, do you feel up to it? @BennettBookworm @shellleigh33 4mo
ChaoticMissAdventures I am reading this now and am in the same exact mood. I am struggling but the ideas of this are interesting and the writing good. 4mo
LiteraryinLawrence @Kayla.Adriena I‘m in if y‘all want to! 4mo
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Sparklemn I love your cat. My cat has the exact same face and coloring but the pattern of markings on his body is a little different. 😊 4mo
Kayla.Adriena Okay Group K! 4mo
shellleigh33 I‘m in!! And sorry on the book @Kayla.Adriena I will get it mailed out first this week. I have been behind 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ (edited) 4mo
Kayla.Adriena @shellleigh33 no apology necessary! 4mo
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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94 This is a fun question!

I‘ll keep paperbacks, ice cream, swimming pool, and BBQ with friends!

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 😎 4mo
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My Darling Husband | Kimberly Belle
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Hmm. I feel mixed about this one. It did keep me reading and was very tense throughout, but I thought the ending let it down. And one of the things that was “revealed” late in the book was something I had totally picked up on 100 pages earlier. So I think overall, it‘s a so-so for me.

I‘m not with the book right now, so please enjoy this picture of my cat that‘s on my phone. 💗

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 4mo
Leftcoastzen 😁👏😻 4mo
KathyWheeler I love seeing pictures of your cat. He reminds me of our best boy that we lost last year. 4mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I did it! I joined the ranks of so many of you who have cool literary tattoos! After thinking about it for 4 years, last night I got a Pride and Prejudice quote on my forearm. 😁 I love it!

#literarytattoos #literarytattoo #bookishtattoo

BekaReid Love it! 4mo
Maria514626 Perfect! ❤️👏 4mo
jlhammar Wow, that is awesome! 4mo
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JackOBotts Beautiful! 💜 4mo
Bookzombie Love it! 4mo
julesG Yesssss!! 4mo
Clwojick Love it!! 4mo
KristiAhlers I love it!!! 4mo
Meshell1313 Amazing!! 🙌🫶 4mo
LeahBergen Love it! 4mo
mabell So pretty! Love the script! 4mo
mrp27 Nice! 4mo
Kitta Nice! 4mo
Maria514626 Love it! A literary tattoo is a perfect idea! 3mo
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Another good read by Backman! I basically will read anything he writes. This was a pleasure to read alongside the comments of my #lmpbc members @shellleigh33 and @Kayla.Adriena . I‘m mailing it to you this week @BennettBookworm ! 💗💗💗

Leftcoastzen 😻 4mo
Kayla.Adriena I finished Behold the Dreamers before the holiday weekend and it will be going out to you this week as well ! 4mo
ladym30 What a sweet kitty!❤️ 4mo
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Greenwich Park | Katherine Faulkner
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It‘s been such a good weekend reading-wise! I read this whole book and found it thoroughly satisfying. Interesting characters and backstories that kept me turning the pages til the end! I‘m in such a reading mood that I really wish there was another day or two of the weekend!

Michael_Gee I know the feeling!! 4mo
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ seeing your kitty wave at me. 😸 4mo
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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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Why oh why did I wait so long to read this? After starting it twice before and not getting hooked, I read this in two sittings this weekend. @BennettBookworm I can finally return this to you! I loved every character and their layers. What a comforting read for anyone who has ever loved and lost and learned to let others in again. 💗💗💗💗💗

Dragon Loved this book 💚🐉 4mo
Cupcake12 Just finished this book too. Loved it x 4mo
BennettBookworm Ahhhh I‘m so happy you loved it! 😭🥰best everrrrr 4mo
Kempii I enjoyed this one, too. It was a sweet, cute, quick read. 4mo
Branwen Ooooh this looks so good! 😍 4mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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Soooooo…. Has this ever happened to you? I had heard good things about this book, liked something else by the author, and went ahead and bought it for myself for my birthday.

I went to start it tonight and I‘m already finished. How? BECAUSE I REALIZED I ALREADY READ IT. I must have “heard good things about it” from myself when I read it 2 years ago for a #lmpbc group! Wow. That‘s embarrassing. 😳

LiteraryinLawrence @shellleigh33 @BennettBookworm Guess that one really left an impression, huh? 😋 But I liked it so much and now I remember all about it! 5mo
CoverToCoverGirl 🫢🤭 5mo
Hooked_on_books The only reason I haven‘t done that is because I keep a log of books I‘ve read to prevent it. However, SEVERAL times I have bought a book I already have and haven‘t yet read. 🤦🏼‍♀️ Bookworm problems! 5mo
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BennettBookworm LOL!! 5mo
BkClubCare I have! It‘s a weird experience, I admit. I read Empire Falls once. Then twice- I had forgotten!! 5mo
Ruthiella Yes! I‘ve done that with a Tony Hillerman book! 😆 5mo
iread2much Yes! That has happened to me, which is why I started using an app to record my books so I can check before I buy 😂 5mo
shellleigh33 I have done the same thing. That is why I have goodreads app now to keep up with what books I‘ve read and/or own so I don‘t buy the book again. I was a great read though! 5mo
Kempii Yep. This is why about a decade ago, I started keeping a list of every book I‘ve read or started reading. 4mo
Michael_Gee 😂 4mo
Branwen I have totally done this before! 🤣 4mo
BiblioLitten 😹😹 4mo
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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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Britt-Marie Was Here was HERE in my mailbox when I got home! Thanks @Kayla.Adriena ! #lmpbc @BennettBookworm @shellleigh33

Kayla.Adriena 😆😆😆 good! That's media mail, I mailed it a week ago 😬 5mo
Tiffiney I absolutely loved that book! 💕 5mo
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… Sigh. ☺️
This was a warm French hug of a book. I‘ll admit that I was a little skeptical of this when @BennettBookworm basically insisted I read it. I don‘t always connect to epistolary novels. I was so wrong. It was delightful and affirming of the magic of books to bring us together and nudge us in the right direction. All the hearts. 💗💗💗💗💗

mcctrish I love a good epistolary novel ❤️❤️ 5mo
tpixie @LiteraryinLawrence I‘m glad you liked it. I thought it was pretty clever! 5mo
BennettBookworm Yayyyyy! Epic review. The best French hug!! 5mo
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Joan Is Okay | Weike Wang
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Recommend. I really appreciated Joan‘s inner monologue, even though her perspective is different from mine (and she often feels different from those around her). She is a doctor who is well respected at work for her complete dedication and single mindedness, but outside the hospital those sentiments are not taken well by family and acquaintances. With musings about family, career, loss, and what it means to be Chinese, this short book delivered.

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Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
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I read this short book quickly but didn‘t necessarily like it. I expected something more or different, I guess. I didn‘t connect to the writing style, which felt so minimalist it was lazy. Here and there there were powerful sentences but as a whole it fell flat for me. Disappointing because I think a more in depth story about these themes would be really engaging. As a language person, I would like to read about an interpreter.

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The Maid | Nita Prose
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I feel torn about this one, but I‘m glad my #lmpbc picked it this round and I got to read it with their comments. I didn‘t love the way the main character was depicted but there were elements that I did like. 🤷🏻‍♀️ @DGRachel @kspenmoll @Bookwormjillk

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Untitled | Unknown
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My book list was made prior to the second, but I just got around to writing out my board. #bookspin #bookspinbingo My bookspin this month is The Maid, which I have to read for #lmpbc, so I feel confident I‘ll at least get that one done!

marleed Oh I liked your BookSpin - lucky #5 for you! 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks great!! 5mo
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Joan Is Okay | Weike Wang
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Getting ready to curl up on this rainy Saturday and hopefully do some reading. It‘s been a rough week so I‘m hoping to lose myself in some books. 💗 I made my May #bookspinbingo board which I will post separately. I‘ve got a stack of books because I still don‘t know what I feel like reading, plus a cozy blanket and 2 furry creatures. Wishing all my Litsy friends a restful and replenishing reading session.

Bookzombie Wishing you the same and a better week next week. 💕 5mo
Kayla.Adriena Aww I'm sorry it's been rough, hate that 5mo
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I hope next week is a better week. 5mo
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The Maid | Nita Prose
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It‘s so exciting to be sitting on my couch in the middle of the day on a weekday and getting to start my new #lmpbc book for May! My school has off for Eid- wishing a joyous day to all Littens who celebrate! I‘m surrounded by furry reading companions, and here we go…

@Bookwormjillk @DGRachel @kspenmoll 💗💗💗

RaeLovesToRead Double snoodles!!! 🥰🥰 5mo
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Queen of the Tiles | Hanna Alkaf
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What a cool idea for a novel! I really was impressed by this story set during a youth Scrabble championship in Kuala Lumpur. I have been to many a Scrabble tournament since my husband plays and this book got the atmosphere just right! Word nerds of all stripes will appreciate this book about friendship, grief, and coming to terms with the tiles you‘ve been given in life.

LiteraryinLawrence @wanderer15 @Kempii Any other Scrabblers who I should tag? 5mo
Kempii Ooh I will have to check this out and potentially add it to the CoCo‘s media library of books featuring Scrabble! Thanks for the tag! 5mo
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Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
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This is how I spent most of my bookstore gift cards! All of these are #blameitonLitsy reads and I‘m probably most intrigued by the tagged book.

Ericalambbrown I really liked Intimacies. It was the most unique book I read last year. 5mo
Ruthiella Great stack! 🤩 5mo
vlwelser 😍😍😍 5mo
Megabooks Awesome stack! 5mo
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Cruel Is the Night | Karo Hamalainen
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I finished this over a week ago but I see that I forgot to post it. It was good! I hope my #lmpbc friends like it too!

LiteraryinLawrence @kspenmoll The book went out on Monday and should arrive any day now! 5mo
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