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Joined April 2016

Give me all the nonfiction (especially memoirs)! I‘m a major audiophile, too! 🎧
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Despite not being a huge perfume person, this book was fascinating! Chanel No 5 was the dream of an orphan and showgirl who climbed the rungs of society to be a style icon. This is the story to Coco in relation to the perfume. The book also went into the financial side looking at Coco‘s selling of the rights to the fragrance early and the fight to gain it back.

vivastory How close are you to your goal of 500? 10h
Megabooks @vivastory I‘m at 489! 👍🏻 10h
Suet624 Wow!!! 489!! Amazing. How did you manage that? 10h
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Cathythoughts I‘m not even sure what goal … but 489 is one impressive number 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 8h
vivastory You will have to plan some kind of serious celebration 🎉👏📚 7h
Megabooks @Suet624 lots of audiobooks!! 😂 3h
Megabooks @Cathythoughts The goal is 500 books before the end of the year! 😁😁 3h
Megabooks @vivastory truth!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 I never thought I‘d make it! 3h
Suet624 Well, I repeat... that's amazing. I bow before you. 😍 2h
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I‘m not doing bingo this month, so I‘m just committing to the two. One a gift from @BarbaraBB 🥰 and the other a current #BookToScreen adaptation. Looks good!! #bookspin #doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2d
Cathythoughts I loved Small Pleasures 😍 2d
BarbaraBB I think I bought it for Meg based on your review @Cathythoughts 🤍 1d
Megabooks @Cathythoughts @BarbaraBB I am quite excited for it! I will read it after I finish 1d
BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts on that one too! 21h
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Cheat Day: A Novel | Liv Stratman
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Darkly funny novel about a woman who will cheat on her husband but not her diet. 🤨

Kit works at a bakery owned by her sister and cousin. She has just started a strict diet with her husband, but when a carpenter does some custom work for the bakery, she finds a release for her pent up feelings that doesn‘t involve food. The characters made believable choices, and I always like that. More contemporary fiction than romance fwiw. ⬇️

Megabooks ⬆️ this is the second book in my #AlgorithmExperiment where I bought books I‘d never heard of that Amazon recommended. The bots did better this time! (edited) 2d
rachelm I liked this one a lot 2d
Megabooks @rachelm 👏🏻👏🏻😁 2d
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Cinfhen Yay for the bots 🤖 🤖 🤖 2d
Cathythoughts Sounds interesting 👍🏻😁 2d
Megabooks @Cinfhen huzzah! 🤖🤖 1d
Megabooks @Cathythoughts it was! Definitely a nice fun break from serious books. 1d
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Untitled | Unknown
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We don‘t even have our tree up, but I already have a gift!! Thank you so much, Barbara! I can‘t wait for Christmas 💚🎄🥰😘

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2d
BarbaraBB Ooh that looks nice! I‘m sorry the mail was so fast this time 😘 2d
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve seen yours is coming soon based on my usps tracking. Thank you!! 💚💚💚 2d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB more time to anticipate and enjoy looking at it! 💕🎄😘 2d
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Ben was a baby boomer transgender man. He didn‘t transition until his 40s, so he understood the treatment of both women and men in science. He wrote this book as he was dying of pancreatic cancer. In addition to being fairly heavy on the science of his discoveries, he also shares about the sexism he encountered as a young person and his tireless advocacy on the part of women in the hard sciences. #audiobook

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Despite @rachelsbrittain ‘s so-so on this one, my love of all things cultish made me want to give this a try.

It‘s a look at the author‘s childhood in and leaving the Children of God cult. I watched a show on ID about three women who were in as kids and it was equal parts disturbing and fascinating.

I‘ll tag anyone interested in my review. #NewReleaseTuesday #audiobook

Pretty sky here in KY this afternoon!

britt_brooke I haven‘t read much about this cult. #stacked 3d
rachelsbrittain I hope you'll like it! It was definitely worth the read for me just didn't blow me away. I'll be interested to see what you think. 3d
Chelsea.Poole Definitely on my list! I‘ll look for your review 😊 3d
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Suet624 A cult that @britt_brooke hasn‘t read much about?! 3d
britt_brooke @Suet624 Right?! I‘ve only read 2 books that I can think of. Usually, I dig deeper! 😂😅 3d
BiblioLitten I recently watched Midsommar and was equally disturbed and fascinated too 2d
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A funny novel about a large Jewish family split between Israel and the US. In it‘s scope and interwoven characters, it reminded me of The Nest.

The Solomon siblings grew up on a kibbutz. When brother Marc is falsely accused of running a gambling ring in CA, it sets off ripples across his family in both countries. My favorite character was Joseph. A teen caught between a fame-obsessed mom and a father that has started another family.

Megabooks @Cinfhen have you read this? I‘m sure you have. 3d
Cinfhen Nope!!! But I see I‘ve previously stacked….I‘ll have to look for it. It doesn‘t sound familiar at all. 3d
Megabooks @Cinfhen it‘s discounted at chirp still I think. Might be worth taking a look! 3d
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Cinfhen It‘s on #Hoopla 😃I get my 7 credits tomorrow 😉 3d
squirrelbrain I enjoyed The Nest, stacked. 3d
Megabooks @Cinfhen fantastic! 3d
Megabooks @squirrelbrain 👍🏻👍🏻 I hope you enjoy it! 3d
Cathythoughts I enjoyed The Nest too @squirrelbrain Stacking 3d
Megabooks @Cathythoughts 👍🏻👍🏻 I hope you enjoy it, too! 😁 (edited) 2d
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GHOSTS. | DOLLY. ALDERTON
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#relatableAF Nina is a great character. Invested in her career, successful, dealing with a sick parent, looking for love but not obsessed with it. Me in my 30s. I loved being invited into her life

I love a meaningful title and Ghosts worked in a lot of ways. Ghosts of relationships past and future, the ghosts her father sees as he slides into dementia, ghosts of changing friendships.

Really enjoyable contemporary fiction. #LovedIt Blurb link ⬇️

Megabooks Thanks for the long ago awesome review @KarenUK 💜 4d
Megabooks Here‘s the link with the blurb. Whoops! 4d
Kimberlone Great review! Now I really want to read this one! 4d
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Cinfhen Glad you enjoyed! I remember @KarenUK was a fan too!! 4d
BarbaraBB A little something for Christmas is arriving way too early tomorrow by Amazon (didn‘t count on the mail being so fast).💚🎄💚🎄 4d
squirrelbrain Great review! 4d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you!! Thank you!! I will try not to open it but may by mistake because of Black Friday packages. 😘🎄💜🎄 (edited) 3d
Megabooks @Kimberlone thank you! it was fantastic! I hope you enjoy it. (edited) 3d
Megabooks @Cinfhen she was! I loved this one. 3d
BarbaraBB That is no problem at all of course! It has been wrapped too - if I am correct! Wishing you lots of Black Friday packages too! And this review is stellar. Stacked! 3d
Megabooks @BarbaraBB wrapped?! Now, I‘m very excited!! I will put it aside until Christmas! 💜💜 very much appreciate your thoughtfulness! 3d
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Black Friday: Exposed | Ashley & JaQuavis
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Well, when you put it all in a collage…it looks a little bad…

I‘m enjoying seeing physical and digital stacks from this weekend. I hadn‘t spent anything until today. 😂😂

britt_brooke Geek Love is …. interesting. Good picks! 4d
Megabooks @britt_brooke it‘s been on my TBR for years. I‘m unsure whether I‘ll like it…but obviously I went a bit wild today! 4d
britt_brooke @Megabooks 😂💸 You know I approve! 4d
Cinfhen I see nothing wrong with this collage!!! #SealOfApproval xx 4d
Megabooks @britt_brooke @Cinfhen it‘s good to have supportive friends!! 💕😘 3d
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A lot of the insights Emily makes in this reflective essay collection about her body were universal despite, as a model, her body being her main source of income. That said, even though I finished yesterday, I had to dig deep in my memory to think of the exact points she made. I enjoyed it while reading, but nothing memorable. Low pick. #botm

📸 the author‘s Instagram

Cinfhen #pass / as always fabulous review 5d
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, I wouldn‘t go out of my way find this. Thanks!! 5d
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘m really enjoying Wholehearted Faith! I have more nonfiction on this #WeeklyForecast than any other this month. I‘m unsure whether I want to read a book about the Covid vaccine, so First Shots is iffy. I‘d love to get to one on the #ToBLonglist this week, but I‘m not sure where to start. Also excited for the Bookspin!

Cinfhen I can‘t believe it‘s nearly December 😱I‘m EAGERLY waiting for #pop22 to drop!!! 6d
Cathythoughts Look forward to your thoughts on Fates & Furies ( I loved it ) 6d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I can‘t get excited about reading challenges until January. The end of the year I usually take to reflect on what I‘ve read. I‘ve got a lot of reflecting to do after 500 books! 😂 January I‘ll be at my three challenges plus #nywd. 👍🏻 6d
Megabooks @Cathythoughts I read it in print when it came out. I remember being really pissed at some plot points, but I‘m thinking I‘ll like it more on audio. 6d
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Some things are hard to fact check. This is not one of them. 😑

DGRachel Oh…oh, no. 😕 6d
wanderinglynn Wow, that‘s a terrible error. 6d
Centique Youch 😬 6d
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Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg how can they let this happen! You‘re really good at fact-checking! 6d
Librarybelle Yikes! 6d
rjsthumbelina Wow. Incidentally, the beginning of the fall of the Berlin Wall DID happen 5 days before I was born 6d
Bookzombie That‘s such a big mistake. It‘s so easy to verify. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 6d
Cinfhen Ugh, that‘s pretty unforgivable 😬because then you start to question what else is misrepresented?? 6d
Cathythoughts Not good !!! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 6d
Chrissyreadit That‘s disappointing. 6d
allureofbeauty Wooooowwwww oof 6d
Megabooks @DGRachel @wanderinglynn @Centique @Jee_HookedOnBookz @Librarybelle @rjsthumbelina @Bookzombie @Cinfhen @Cathythoughts @Chrissyreadit @allureofbeauty even if I could forgive the author the mistake due to her age (but I can‘t), where was her copy editor?? Like I said, not hard to look up. Just really disappointing. Cindy, it does make me wonder about her a bit. I‘m still thinking about how I feel about her insights. 🤔 6d
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Untitled | Unknown
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For the first time, I am skipping bingo in December, but I still want to do regular #Bookspin and #Doublespin.

I‘ve been waiting all year for ornaments and a tree of titles! Happy holidays! 🎄

merelybookish Nicely done! 😄 6d
Nute It‘s so cute the way that you did this. Thanks for some joy!🙂 (edited) 6d
Bookzombie Such a cute graphic! 6d
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Megabooks @Nute you‘re welcome! Glad I could make you smile! 💕🎄 6d
Megabooks @Bookzombie thank you! 6d
Hooked_on_books How long did it take you to figure out the order to make the tree? I would have been at it for a while. 😂 6d
Reggie Yeah, I‘m impressed with the tree design. Very nice! 🌲 6d
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books there was definitely some rearranging!! 😂 6d
Megabooks @Reggie thanks! 😃📚🎄 6d
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! I love it!!! 6d
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Olga Dies Dreaming | Xochitl Gonzalez
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Take a nap and you realize you‘ve missed #botm going live! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Just two this month, but I‘m excited about both.

Cinfhen I had my eye on your add on 👀/ I chose Olga too but I have a feeling it‘s gonna be a BUST 6d
Reviewsbylola The add on is the one I‘m most excited for. It sounds great and I was so excited to see it as an option. 6d
Megabooks @Cinfhen no clue. I‘m constantly surprised by which BOTM choices I like! 6d
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola for sure. Once again, the add ons sound better than the main picks! 6d
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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I was really struggling with this #audiobook. It takes more attention than I am able to give it right now. Partially because ⬇️

I hate most authors narrating their own novels. Unless you have the prowess of a VO artist to do characters, then I don‘t want you narrating it! I was hopeful because Erdrich does seem to do this in the first chapter but stops in later chapters. Maybe some would like her gravely sameness but not me. #ToBLonglist

Megabooks @squirrelbrain forgot to tag you. Sorry! 7d
AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH I feel the same way about authors narrating their own books. They shouldn't do it. Memoirs, of course, are the exception. 7d
squirrelbrain I think I can cross this one off my potential Audible reads then! 7d
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Cinfhen Hmmmm, she narrated The Night Watchman and I remember not liking her narration so I switched to print and still ended up not liking the book. However all the ladies from bookclub loved it 🤷🏼‍♀️if I do try this one it‘ll be print 6d
Ruthiella I will definitely do the print. Unless you are David Sedaris, leave the narration to the professionals, I think. I want to read more Erdrich, but want to try her back catalogue first. 6d
Megabooks @AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH agreed. Some journalists do well reading their books, but I definitely appreciate a good VO artist! 6d
Megabooks @squirrelbrain for sure. Not worth a credit. 6d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I didn‘t like this tagged one during the BOTM challenge. I feel like I should like her books but they just don‘t work for me. 6d
Megabooks @Ruthiella like I said to cindy ⬆️ she ticks a lot of the boxes of an author I think I‘d like but it just doesn‘t materialize. I‘m unsure whether I‘ll return to this in print. Only if it makes the shortlist for sure. 6d
Centique @Ruthiella I haven‘t read her latest novels yet but I love her early ones so much. The ones that are set in the same community (love medicine, tracks etc) seem a little confusing at first as there‘s so many characters, but as you read further of the novels I think you get a profound sense of the whole community. 😍 6d
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Book Report Beagle | Pamela A Klawitter
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I‘ve had a lazy day today and haven‘t read much. There were some fantastic books this week with the exception of The Life of the Mind. However, my favorite was definitely the Patchett! @Cinfhen I hope you love it too!

This has been a truly great reading month overall. I‘m averaging more than 4⭐️ for the first time this year, a welcome change after last month‘s mediocrity. My current books are no exception. 19 left in the #DriveTo500! #BookReport

Cinfhen Wow, the Patchett was better than the Smith!??!? It‘s DEFINITELY going on this week‘s #WeeklyForecast🥰I can‘t believe you‘re less than 20 away from the BIG 500🥳🥳🥳 7d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ve sat down to write this reply 3 times and molly keeps losing her ball under the couch!! The Smith was 4⭐️ for me and the Patchett was 4.5⭐️. I don‘t know if she can beat Will for this #PhillyGirl, but I think you will love the Patchett regardless! 7d
Cinfhen Truth!! I was definitely feeling the #PhillyVibes 6d
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Enjoying this #botm choice more than I expected!

Hooked_on_books I liked this much better than I thought I would, too. It‘s a solid book with good insights (though I continue to have mixed feelings about the author). 7d
Cinfhen I wasn‘t drawn to this book but maybe I‘ll reconsider 7d
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books totally agree. 7d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ll tag you in my review of course! 👍🏻 7d
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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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I‘m a huge fan of Ann‘s nonfiction, and this impressive essay collection gave me all the feels. Worth reading just for the long essay about her and Carl‘s special relationship with Tom Hanks‘ assistant. I loved her stories about Carl‘s airplane, her relationships with each parent, meeting an odd super fan, and of course her bookstore. She is the epitome of Southern hospitality bringing you right to her heart.

My 2019 visit to Parnassus ⬆️

Cinfhen I just saw the Audible email!!!! Thank you!!! I‘m ecstatic 🤩 🎉🎉🎉🎉You‘re the best little sister and #AudioWhisperer xxxxx 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen you‘re welcome big sis!!! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Happy Hanukkah!! 💜💜💜 1w
kspenmoll Wonderful review!!!! 1w
Megabooks @kspenmoll thank you!! 1w
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Send in the clones! This #ToBLonglist choice was a surprise hit. I‘m generally not a fan of domestic thrillers, but apparently if you add a sci fi element, I enjoy them a lot more!

This story of a woman, her clone, and their dead husband had just the right amount of tension and kept me guessing until the end. A contender for the shortlist imo. 👯‍♀️

Xe Sands‘ narration of the #audiobook is great.

Ruthiella I will definitely read it, even if it doesn‘t make the shortlist! I like thrillers but am often disappointed by implausible plotting. 1w
Megabooks @Ruthiella I think that‘s why I like the sci fi aspect. There‘s no way of knowing how you‘d react if your clone killed your husband. (Not a spoiler.) 1w
KathyWheeler I love Xe Sands; I‘ve listened to books before just because she was the narrator. 1w
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Well-ReadNeck I want this one to make the short list because I just want to read someone‘s analysis/ reaction. 1w
BarbaraBB Sounds great. And I agree with you @Well-ReadNeck. #stacked 1w
Cinfhen Fantastic review!!! Agree with everything you said!!! 1w
Cinfhen Love that opening #SendInTheClones 😂😂😂 1w
squirrelbrain I think I might have to use my next Audible credit on this one, as it‘s not available on Scribd or Libby over here yet. 1w
Cathythoughts Sounds like a good one Meg 👍🏻❤️ 1w
Megabooks @KathyWheeler she‘s excellent and can sway me to audio as well. 1w
Megabooks @Well-ReadNeck this would be a good one for analysis. 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 👍🏻👍🏻 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks 😁😁😁 1w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I was lucky my Libby had it. Interested to read what you think! 1w
Cathythoughts I just ordered it 👍🏻 1w
Megabooks @Cathythoughts eagerly awaiting your review! 1w
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Going to call this done! I put The Good Mother and High-Risers in 🐻 mode because my library is 🔥 right now, and I want to save my owned books until I have fewer library options.

Thanks for another fun month, Sarah. #BookspinBingo

Total: 22 completed, 2 hibernation, #AuthorAMonth got returned to library before I could finish it. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 I‘ve skipped the Bingo since September!! I‘m happy just committing to two books a month ☺️ 1w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Fabulous month!! 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I may skip in December. Still considering how that month will go. 🤔 1w
BarbaraBB Fantastic! I‘m still loving the bingo! 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB yes definitely!! 1w
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Thanksgiving Dinner | MaryAnn McAlpin
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1. It‘s going to be a chill weekend with just my immediate family, so I should have time to read. I am hoping to get some jobs done around the house so that means audiobook time!

2. Usually broccoli casserole or my aunt‘s deviled eggs.

#Two4Tuesday Happy thanksgiving @TheSpineView 🦃💜

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 1w
Cathythoughts Broccoli casserole sounds good & interesting 👍🏻 1w
Megabooks @Cathythoughts it‘s pretty simple. In an oven safe pan layer cooked broccoli, a cheese sauce (we do a cheddar roux), crumbled crackers mixed with melted butter sprinkled on top. Some people cook it in the oven, but we just broil it for a few minutes so the broccoli doesn‘t overcook. Every family does it differently though. 1w
Cathythoughts Thankyou!! I‘ll be trying that , I appreciate you taking the time to send me the recipe 😘 1w
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Quirky, kooky, and a bit weird, this is right in the zone of literary fiction I‘ve been reading lately. A woman gets in a relationship with a junkie from the needle exchange where she volunteers. When he dies, she heads to Taos, NM, a town he thought she‘d enjoy. Each of four interconnected novellas follows the MC‘s relationship with a different oddball resident of Taos. A mild pick, but a fun library backlist find. 👍🏻

Caught up on reviews!!

BarbaraBB Another book with a cleaning glove on its cover. They seems popular lately 🤓 1w
Cinfhen Definitely sounds quirky!! Maybe a #Borrow for me!?! Not 💯 sold 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB so strange, right? But this makes sense because she‘s a maid. 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen maybe?? Not my strongest pick. 1w
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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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Sorry I missed #NewReleaseTuesday last week.

This week is by big name author and last week was about a big name president.

I‘ve been looking forward to Ann Patchett‘s new essay collection all fall, so it‘s up next. If you‘re in Nashville, she‘s signing copies at Parnassus Friday!

Reclamation is by a descendant of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. The author looks at race through the lens of her family tree.

Cinfhen Yay!! Two more books I‘m totally interested in reading 🤓I‘ll be watching for your reviews 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen awesome!! Did you see that I finished 1w
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Will | Will Smith
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I‘m burnt out on memoirs, but I‘m glad @Cinfhen pulled me out of retirement to read this. One of the best celebrity memoirs I‘ve read. Well organized, deeply reflective, honest without undue negativity towards others. Plus he sings and raps on the #audiobook! Gotta listen.

Chelsea.Poole Hold has been placed! 🙌 I must say, I‘m surprised at how much #litsylove this one is receiving. I do like Will, so I bet I‘ll agree 😊 1w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole Half of what is great is his ability to lay bare so deeply and the other half is the way the narrative arc was shaped, likely by his co-author. Just great work on both ends. 1w
Cinfhen It was a little bit of self help/ motivational reading but in a very subtle way. I loved his impressions ( Quincy Jones)!! Two words: Scorched Earth 😉 1w
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Cinfhen It‘s great @Chelsea.Poole 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen lolol!! It was somewhat motivational, but more reflective for me. He had a really good handle on himself at this point, and I appreciated that. Now I am fully in #MemoirRetirement. 😂😂 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still VERY ensconced in my #MerryMemoirMode 1w
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The Life of the Mind: A Novel | Christine Smallwood
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First, you have to have a strong stomach for LOTS of talk about womanly bleeding to read this. That may be why this didn‘t make it big OR maybe it‘s because I couldn‘t find the thread of this book. The narrative just didn‘t make sense to me. Maybe it just went over my head. 🤷🏻‍♀️

This is one of my #AlgorithmExperiment books from Amazon where I bought books I hadn‘t heard of that it recommended. 3/5 Amazon. Do better!

CW: miscarriage, abortion

Lindy Good on you for trying this. Algorithms will never be as good at recommending books as an attentive librarian or bookseller. 1w
Cinfhen Disappointing but at least you tried. 1w
Megabooks @Lindy so true! (edited) 1w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ve got two more! 1w
Cinfhen Hope they are better 🤞🏽🤞🏽 1w
Megabooks 🤞🏻 for sure! 1w
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Damn Rebecca is a prolific writer. Her essay collections are broad meditations of a theme, this time on what loss means, from kidnapping during colonial times to the loss of species to extinction. I am continually impressed by how much her essays demand from the reader. Be prepared to examine what loss means to you.

@TheAromaofBooks this is my #doublespin.

Cinfhen Beautiful review, Meg! #Stacked 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks 💕 1w
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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This reads more as two separate novellas where the characters have asymmetrical relationships. The first is an older famous author who meets a much younger woman. Their relationship slides from romantic to caretaker as the story moves along. The other novella explores an Iraqi-American traveler stopped at Heathrow and detained. There is no link between the two. However, if you like short fiction and reflective stories, I highly recommend this!

sarahbarnes I‘ve been curious about this one! 2w
plemmdog I liked it. I‘m told the “older esteemed author” was supposedly based on Philip Roth 2w
Hooked_on_books I approached this with trepidation but ended up liking it a lot! I‘m glad you enjoyed it, too. 2w
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Megabooks @sarahbarnes I‘d for sure recommend it. 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks @plemmdog I can see that. 2w
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books I‘m so glad @BarbaraBB gave it to me because it might have languished on my TBR. Solid book! 2w
BarbaraBB I am glad you liked it. I supposed so when I did read about it but then found many mixed reviews on Litsy 😅😘 2w
Cinfhen Hmmmm, now I‘m intrigued 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, it was really good! 1w
Cinfhen I‘ll look for it #BorrowNotBuy 😍 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen 👍🏻 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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I set this wildly improbable goal of 500 books and 150,000 pages this year.

1 goal down!! 🎉🎉 Now just the #DriveTo500 left!

AmyG Holy cow!!! 🙌🏻 2w
Lindy Yay! You‘ve got this! 2w
Cinfhen FANTASTIC!!! You GO girl!!!! 2w
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BittersweetBooks Wow!! You can do it! 2w
Cortg Woah! That's incredible. You've got this! 2w
Kdgordon88 Impressive! You can do it! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2w
squirrelbrain Yay! You‘ve got this! 2w
TheSpineView That's awesome! 2w
vlwelser 25 books in a month+ should not even really be a challenge for you. Good luck! 2w
BarbaraBB Mindblowing!! Congratulations 🎈 and good luck with #Driveto500!! (edited) 2w
TNbookworm Wow! That is amazing! 2w
britt_brooke 🎉🎉🎉 2w
Centique You are a legend! 6d
Megabooks @Centique thank you!! 😘 6d
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Fight Night | Miriam Toews
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Real talk: I did not like the little kid narrating this one. It was super annoying being in her head and listening to her thoughts. I didn‘t find it cute, and her brand of precociousness wore on me. I‘m kind of surprised I finished, but it was short, and #DriveTo500.

vivastory I can deal with child narrators. Precocious child narrators are another story entirely 😂 2w
Megabooks Truth! 🙌🏻 I think I‘m the end she was supposed to be six?! Just nuts. 🥜 2w
Cinfhen Yeah, that‘s always a hard sell!! I love your #RealTalk xx 2w
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Hooked_on_books People raved over Women Talking and I just found it disappointing, so I‘m not in a hurry to try her again. I suspect I‘d have the same reaction to this book as you. 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, this is going to put me of kid narrators for awhile! 2w
Megabooks @Hooked_on_books you probably would. I enjoyed the one I‘ll tag but I read it years ago and don‘t know how I‘d feel now. 2w
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On Animals | Susan Orlean
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A fun collection of animalish essays written over the last 20+ years. Orleans shares her story of owning a large property with a menagerie. She also writes about a champion boxer stud, what happened to Keiko from Free Willy, an outbreak of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Fever, and captive tigers in the US among others. Great as an #audiobook!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🧡 2w
Megabooks @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks to you as well! I hope you get some time off. 💕🦃 2w
Cinfhen I‘m waiting to see if this might work for any upcoming challenges in 2022!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen good idea!! 2w
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I go to a fairly social justice-driven church, especially for the area where I live. And I think that drives me to dig deeper into uncomfortable aspects of my faith, so I was really happy to get this recommendation from @howjessicareads on Instagram.

This book looks at the history of the complicity of the American Protestant church in slavery and racism. Highly recommend!

Cinfhen I‘m not sure I‘m the right audience for this one, what do u think? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen it‘s written more for Christians, so probably not. 💜 2w
howjessicareads So good! Glad you liked it!! 1w
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Centique I like the sound of a social justice driven church! I haven‘t been to church for a long time, my old church was consistently disappointing on these issues. And recent troubles - they‘ve been inept. 🙄 6d
Megabooks @Centique yes, my church was the only one in our town of many, many churches to run a Covid vaccination clinic. 👍🏻 6d
Centique @Megabooks that‘s so good to hear! 💕 6d
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Will | Will Smith
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They got it @Cinfhen !!! Starting now!!

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 🙌🏻Your library is INCREDIBLE!!! On a Sunday!!!! Yay!!!! I hope I didn‘t oversell this book but it was SO GOOD 😊 2w
Chelsea.Poole So much love for this one. Guess I‘m going to have to read it too 🤷🏼‍♀️ 😆 @Cinfhen 2w
Cinfhen Go audio @Chelsea.Poole !!! 2w
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Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen oh, you bet! ☺️🎧 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen they got seven new books this weekend 🤷🏻‍♀️ (yes, I check everyday!) anyway, no one had checked it out, so I grabbed it!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I agree @Chelsea.Poole !! The audiobook is fantastic! 2w
Cinfhen I actually don‘t mind that I own this one, but I‘m 💯 all about using the library!!! Especially since your library gets EVERYTHING. 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah Philly girl!! 😁😁😁 2w
Cinfhen I literally lived down the street from Will Smith when he bought his house on Merion Road!! Although I NEVER saw him 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen that‘s super cool!! 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I am avoiding reviewing, but still doing the #DriveTo500. 26 to go!

Both extremely quirky literary fiction titles I‘m reading are good. Tagged ⬇️

I highly recommend both my Saturday finishes. Tagged ⬇️

I‘ve got two squares left on my #BookSpinBingo board, but I don‘t want to read either atm. Such a #MoodReader

My library is wonderful, and I‘m really interested in all 4 titles I picked up this week. Plus #NewReleaseTuesday. #WeeklyForecast

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Megabooks Thanks for sending this @BarbaraBB I loved it! 2w
Cinfhen Wow!!! Your library has the new Erdrich 🧡🙌🏻 2w
Cinfhen I listened to this book last year on the recommendation of @KarenUK it was like 4 hours on audio but really good 2w
BarbaraBB Oh that is so good, it got mixed reviews so I am glad it was good! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen my library is awesome! I only had to wait a few weeks for it. 👍🏻 i requested the Will smith months ago, which is why I‘m hoping they‘ll come through! 🤞🏻 @KarenUK ‘s rec sounds great! I‘ll keep an 👀 out. 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB it was more like two very different novellas instead of one large book. They both highlight various ideas of asymmetry, which was the common thread, but I can see how that might be weird for some readers. 2w
BarbaraBB A book for advanced readers I guess 😉 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB lol! Just short story lovers! 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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I am ridiculously excited for this list of 16 books from @vivastory for #NewYearWhoDis!

I highlighted the covers of the ones that initially caught my fancy, but this is an epic match @monalyisha thank you!

7 was on my list, and I‘ve read and enjoyed 4, 8, 11, 12, 13. I‘m rereading The Martian Chronicles because I first read it nearly 30 years ago! #FeelingOld 😂

I‘m interested in more than these five, but I wanted highlight Scott‘s great list!

DGRachel Ooh, Firestarter is one of my favorite King novels. Say Nothing was good, too! 2w
merelybookish Scott has such eclectic good taste! He was sure to provide a good list 2w
monalyisha I love Ray Bradbury so, so much. 💖 And the Tove J. caught my eye, too! It was on a few different #NYWD lists & I added it to my personal TBR. Have fun! 2w
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monalyisha Also, George Saunders is my husband‘s favorite author. He‘s normally not a big reader but he greedily devours his short story collections! 2w
Megabooks @DGRachel I wrestled with whether to put that in the graphic. Same with the Baldwin, Didion, and The Stone Angel. TBH, there are only one or two that I‘m not interested in. Just an amazing list! I just wanted his list to be easily readable to those who are interested. I love seeing other pairs lists. 2w
Megabooks @merelybookish truth! 🙌🏻 I hope he likes my list half as much as I like his! 2w
Megabooks @monalyisha I really enjoyed the Saunders. I read A LOT of sci fi when I was younger, and I think it‘s something whose time has come to renter my TBR more often. I wanted to read the Jasson after the #NYRBBookClub reviews came in. Sounds really fantastic! 2w
squirrelbrain What a great list! ❤️ 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain right?!? So pleased. 2w
BarbaraBB Numbers 2,5, 14 and 15 are all fantastic !! 2w
Megabooks Passing is another one that has been on my “maybe someday list,” but I think I should move it to my definite TBR if you both liked it! 👍🏻 @BarbaraBB (edited) 2w
Cinfhen This is a great list!!! I‘m gonna read Passing for #Booked2022 #SmallScreenAdaptation 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen good prompt use! I hadn‘t thought of that. 👍🏻 I‘m so bad at knowing what‘s on tv. (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I only know because I saw a Netflix sticker on a book jacket 😘 2w
Prairiegirl_reading 3 and 14 are two of my all time favourites! What a great list! Great pairing I think. 2w
vivastory @DGRachel I think it's one of his more underrated books. I'll be interested to see what the remake will be like. 2w
vivastory @monalyisha This is def one of my fave Bradbury books & I love that one of the sections is set in Independence, MO. True Deceiver kicked off my love for Tove 2w
vivastory @Cinfhen I'll be interested to see what you think of Passing 2w
Chelsea.Poole “Ridiculously excited” —> same here! 👋 that‘s a great list, have fun! 2w
Megabooks @Prairiegirl_reading for sure a great pairing! 2w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole fantastic!! It is!! 2w
Megabooks @vivastory like you, I‘m going to wait on purchasing until my gift cards come at Christmas 😃, but I‘ll probably read Say Nothing whenever my library hold comes in. My library does have several others, too, which is great. I‘ll definitely be reading some trickled throughout the year in addition to a few in January! 2w
SilversReviews I have only read EVERY LAST FEAR. ENJOY them all. 2w
Megabooks @SilversReviews thank you! I‘m excited! 2w
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Book Report Beagle | Pamela A Klawitter
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Interesting week. Famous People, Patient Zero, and Vanderbilt were definitely the stars! On Animals delivered, too. Just finished so I‘m still thinking about it.

Lemon and Fight Night were disappointing. I didn‘t care for the narrator or writing style in FN. Review when I figure out how to articulate it!

The Color of Compromise is a difficult read about the complicity of Christian churches in white supremacy. Going slow. #BookReport

Cinfhen Great week!! I was iffy about reading the Toews so I‘m definitely gonna hold off for now. 2w
Cinfhen Yay!!! Famous People is on #Hoopla 🧡🧡🧡 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen awesome!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, FN was an odd duck. I‘ll try to explain more in my review. 2w
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Famous People: A Novel | Justin Kuritzkes
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This was a surprise #backlist library hit!

A mid-20s musician who shot to fame as a kid reflects back on his father and stepfather issues, his odd friendship with a Danish environmentalist, and a surprising decision that his first love, and fellow pop icon, makes mid-writing.

This fell so close to 5⭐️. Highly recommend the #audiobook of this novel!

BiblioLitten Sounds promising. Stacked! 2w
Megabooks @BiblioLitten 👍🏻👍🏻 enjoy! 2w
Cinfhen Scribd doesn‘t have it 😭😭maybe #Hoopla or #OverDrive but my library isn‘t as good as yours 2w
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Lemon | Yeo-sun Kwon
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This didn‘t work well as an audiobook for me. Despite multiple narrators, I had trouble following the jumps in time, perspective, and plot. This slim novel definitely packs a punch, but I had to read an online guide to have it make sense. If I had more time, I‘d probably fall down a rabbit hole of the South Korean “high school beauty murders” on which it is based. Definitely some Adnan Sayed vibes. Still a so-so as an #audiobook.

BarbaraBB That rabbit hole sounds tempting. Thanks for tagging me in your review. I think I‘ll wait for a while 2w
Cinfhen I almost started this audio last night, as I bailed on my newest audio👉🏽 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll skip this one for now!! Thanks for the tag xx 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen @barbarabb heaven is much better imo at least for you, Barbara. This is a maybe someday rec. Sorry you didn‘t like it, Cindy. (edited) 2w
Cinfhen I got to the part with him masturbating and saving his ejaculation and I was like “nay” I‘m not here for it 🙄 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen lololol!! 2w
Cinfhen Hehehe xxxxxx 2w
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I‘m a bit of an infectious disease lover, especially zoonotic ones, so this book was absolutely fascinating to me. However, you don‘t need special medical knowledge to enjoy it.

The authors look at diseases from antiquity to now, who were the first cases, plus interesting stories of discoverers and survivors. From modern diseases like Ebola, HIV, and Covid-19 to older ones like leprosy, ergotism, and smallpox. #NerdVibes 🤓

Amiable I‘m also a fan of this sub-genre! My husband calls it my “Disease-of-the-Month” book club. 😀 (edited) 2w
Megabooks @Amiable yes!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 2w
Cinfhen This was just an ok read for me. But the topic was fascinating. 2w
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Cinfhen Love that @Amiable 😂 2w
Chelsea.Poole Sold! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen did you read it right away too because this is a new release from last week. 🤔 it just doesn‘t seem like one you‘d leap the gun on. But maybe you‘d surprise me. 🤔 (edited) 2w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole awesome!! 2w
Cinfhen Oh, you‘re right!! I read this one / ooops 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, that one doesn‘t sound good to me at all. The one you read. 2w
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More #bookmail! + golden hour w/ filter at 3:30 in my sunroom.

Story: these were the cheapest new hardcovers that Amazon thought I‘d like based on their algorithm. How well do you know me Amazon?? 🤨 I guess we‘ll see! #experiment

BarbaraBB Beautiful pic! And I hope Amazon is trustworthy 🤞🏽 2w
Cinfhen Can‘t wait to find out 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen excited to see what I think. Great hashtag, Cindy! 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thank you re: pick! 2w
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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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#bookmail!! #botm + 1 👍🏻📚

Cinfhen Im super curious about 2w
squirrelbrain I just got The Family as an ARC…. 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ll tag you in my reviews of course! 😉 2w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain I‘m deciding how soon I‘ll read it, but it definitely interests me! 2w
Cinfhen I wouldn‘t expect anything less xxxx (edited) 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen sent an update to you and @BarbaraBB this afternoon. Wednesday was a big day!! 2w
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Loved this! Anderson Cooper looks back a family he once didn‘t claim in this fascinating historical account. He and Howe take snapshots in the lives of some family members such as one who sank in the Lusitania and another who threw a $64 million party. He reserves three chapters for his mother, including her fraught childhood and adult life in high society NYC. He includes a bit how her lavish spending made him frugal. Go #audiobook!

Megabooks I think you‘d enjoy this @Cinfhen 👍🏻 2w
Crinoline_Laphroaig I've been wanting to read this. 2w
LeahBergen Ooo! I‘ve been wondering about this one. 👍🏻 2w
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Cinfhen I saw it on #Scribd!!! But I can‘t borrow until December 4, so im gonna wait a few more days!!! It looks great 😊 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen totally worth a scribd borrow! Cooper‘s narration is awesome! 2w
marleed I loved this and it makes me smile to think of his son having his dad‘s perspective of this heritage preserved for him in print and audio. Fascinating history - all those massively expensive homes built that were too pricey to maintain let alone preserve. 2w
marleed Oh and this book put The Age of Innocence atop my tbr! 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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As I continue to limp towards the #DriveTo500 finish line, I‘m finishing up my #BookspinBingo board. I am digging print books right now, Fight Night and Asymmetry, but new audiobooks are feeling like a chore! I am enjoying Vanderbilt, though. What a fascinating family! I think I‘m going to try some more #rereads like Nobody Somebody Anybody.

High-risers is my center square, and I‘ve tried twice. Just not the right time. 🐻 #WeeklyForecast

Reviewsbylola Nobody, Somebody, Anybody is on my TBR and I have Fake Accounts currently checked out from the library! 3w
squirrelbrain Lemon was quirky, but good. And it‘s only short so that will help…. 😜 3w
Cinfhen Funny how you‘re cycling out of audiobooks/ do you read Ebooks?? 3w
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BarbaraBB #DriveTo500 😃! Go! Go! 3w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain yes! Very short 👍🏻 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m not reading ebooks now. 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks! 💜💜😁 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola fantastic!! I hope you enjoy both too! 3w
britt_brooke How many to go until 500?? That‘s incredible, btw! 3w
Megabooks @britt_brooke thanks!! 33 so I‘m in the home stretch! 3w
britt_brooke @Megabooks Oh, you‘ve totally got this!! 📚💪🏼 3w
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I‘m glad I waited to review this. I adored this when I read it, but the only story I can clearly remember 5 days after finishing it is the title story, which was absolutely fantastic. Does this diminish my feelings for the book? Not really. Good incentive for a reread one day. 😉 But of the ones I‘ve read this year, it‘s firmly in the good not great category. #BorrowNotBuy I think it‘s available on #hoopla. 👍🏻

squirrelbrain Interesting…. I really liked Writers and Lovers - what did you think of that one, Meg? 3w
Cinfhen It is on #Hoopla!! And it‘s gotten mixed reviews @squirrelbrain even though writers & lovers was excellent 3w
Megabooks @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen cindy is right, Helen - I did love writers and lovers! I enjoyed euphoria but didn‘t love it. This falls between those two fwiw. 3w
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Cinfhen I liked Euphoria/ I forgot she wrote that one 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah, it seems so different than her others 3w
squirrelbrain I haven‘t even read Euphoria @Megabooks @Cinfhen…. I‘ll look out for that one too. 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘m excited for this one but not enough to pay full price for it. I‘m hoping to read her book Euphoria this month though. 3w
Reviewsbylola Or actually maybe it‘s Writers&Lovers. Or maybe they both ended up on my bingo. 😆 3w
BarbaraBB Thanks for tagging! I‘ll borrow not buy 🤍 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola all three are good, but probably w&l is the best to own 👍🏻 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
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Fake Accounts | Lauren Oyler
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This is another great as an #audiobook novel. Rebecca Lowman is a fantastic narrator, and the tone is conversational.

I love it when the title of a novel carries great meaning. What are fake accounts? Fake social media? Falsified stories? Fake tinder profiles? Lying to gain something of value? When is it art and when is it artifice?

This novel has some interesting answers to these questions. Really thoughtful book!

BarbaraBB You even reread books along with reading those 500 books 🤩 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I do count rereads in the total, but I have a tag on the storygraph that tells me how many I‘ve done. 👍🏻 3w
BarbaraBB You‘re right of course to included them!! 3w
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Mary Jane | Jessica Anya Blau
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I‘ve been a fan of Blau for years, and I previously enjoyed this in print, but the #audiobook adds to the fun with music!

Singer Jimmy and star Sheba come to a sleepy Baltimore suburb to get treatment by a local psychiatrist. Mary Jane is hired to care of the doctor‘s daughter and learns a lot about adult life and music while teaching them about domesticity. Some may think it‘s too cute, but it hits the right note of fun and innocence for me.

KathyWheeler I loved this book — I listened to it as well and agree about the audio. I‘d never heard of the author before though. 3w
Cinfhen I did audio too and thought it was super fun!! A sweet coming of age story 3w
Megabooks @KathyWheeler @Cinfhen definitely great on audio! 3w
Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one! 3w
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Gosh what a beautiful book! The story of a couple wrenched apart by the politics of Cyprus and the daughter they created late in life. An anthropomorphic fig tree added a imaginative dimension with a beautiful ending. Despite the slow pace, I was bolted to my recliner to read what happened next. This deeply complex novel has to be my favorite Reese pick. More literary than her usual choices. Read it! 5⭐️ #coverlove

Cinfhen Cover is stunning 🤩 3w
squirrelbrain I loved this one too! ❤️ 3w
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Megabooks @squirrelbrain I can see this being a book you‘d enjoy, and I‘m glad you did! 😁💜 3w
ICantImReading I‘m starting this soon and I‘m so excited for it! 💜 3w
Megabooks @ICantImReading enjoy!!! 😁😁 3w
BarbaraBB 5⭐️!! Thanks for the tag! Should I read it? 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I think so!! 3w
Reviewsbylola You had me at “more literary” than the other Reese choices. Stacking. 3w
BarbaraBB Consider it done 😉 3w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB 😘😘 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola enjoy! It was really good! 3w
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Book Report Beagle | Pamela A Klawitter
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I am struggling this week with the #DriveTo500. (Reading 500 books this year.) I am 35 away atm, but if it weren‘t for this, I‘d probably be sliding into a slump. I may finish with a bunch of #rereads, but 🤞🏻 I‘ll make it.

All three print books were BIG TIME winners!! I loved my reread of Mary Jane. Perfect for my mood now. The Ai Weiwei was far too heavy, but I‘m enjoying my #audiobook reread of Fake Accounts. #BookReport

Megabooks Also I‘m three reviews behind again! 😂🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
Cinfhen Woohoo 🙌🏻 🥳🥳🥳you so got this!!! #RoadTo500 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I hope so!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
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AutumnRLS Wow! I've never hit 100. I'm getting close this year though. 🤞 3w
Ruthiella You can do it! 500 books! 👏👏👏 3w
Megabooks @AutumnRLS I hope you hit it! That‘s a great goal! 👍🏻👍🏻 3w
Megabooks @Ruthiella I would be so happy! It‘s a number I never dared dream about! 3w
DivineDiana Incredible! Dare to Dream! 👏🏻📚💪🏻 3w
wanderinglynn That‘s amazing! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Megabooks @DivineDiana exactly! This is beyond what I ever thought I could do! 3w
Megabooks @wanderinglynn thank you!! 💜😁 3w
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I was OBSESSED with all things Current TV and Ling sisters back in the 00s, so it was a great throwback to that time listening to the story of Laura‘s capture by North Korean border guards and Lisa‘s fight to bring her home. I read this in print before I started listening to #audiobooks, but it was definitely worth a #reread to hear the emotion in the sisters‘ voices.

Caught up on reviews! 🎉

Cinfhen This might be a good choice for #AboutSisters #Booked2022 3w
Megabooks @Cinfhen it would definitely work for that! 3w
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Show me a vet, and I‘ll show you a parasite lover!

A fascinating book about Chagas‘ disease, a parasite spread by the kissing bug, a nasty bloodsucker common to South America. Immigrants that have this deadly disease are falling through the cracks of the US healthcare system and the drugs used to treat it (and other parasites) are getting jacked up prices despite being on the market for decades. She reflects on her aunt‘s battle with it, too. ⬇️

Megabooks ⬆️ Hernandez also traveled to Columbia to meet people and researchers on the frontline there. 3w
Megabooks @mom2bugnbee did you have Dr. Patton for parasitology too?? She was such a great lady. So passionate! 3w
Ruthiella Do you know the podcast “This Podcast Will Kill You”? That‘s where I first heard about this disease. 3w
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mom2bugnbee @Megabooks Embarrassed to say that I truly don't remember! I'd have to dig into my box of bound notes from school. Remind me where you got your DVM? 3w
Megabooks @mom2bugnbee Tennessee. Isn‘t that where you went, too? Dr. Patton had been there since the 80s, so I figured you‘d probably had her! She passed away a few years ago. 3w
mom2bugnbee @megabooks I live in TN, but I went to U of Florida. That makes me feel better for not recognizing the name! ☺ I'm glad you enjoyed her so much. 3w
Megabooks @mom2bugnbee ah! Makes sense! 😁 3w
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Cinfhen So what‘s next?? I‘m filming a segment with @shawnmooney next week to discuss this book 👉🏽 3w
Megabooks Cool!! I think I may hold off on that until #ReadingAfrica2022 and use that space for a library book. I didn‘t think about it when I made my list, but I definitely picked it up based off your rec! Libro.fm also had it on their algorithm for me. 😉 enjoy your 15 minutes!! I can‘t wait to watch it!! 3w
Cinfhen Yeah, shelf life is perfect for #Egypt 3w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looking great!! 3w
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