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MeggsKY

MeggsKY

Joined March 2017

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Beartown: A Novel by Fredrik Backman
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Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Took Beartown to the lake today! 🌞🌊⛱

britt_brooke Nice photo! 📷👏🏻 3y
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Panpan

Nope. 4 hours into the audiobook and we haven't even really gotten to the stuff described in the book jacket. I read several high reviews that said this book was slow to build...but this is just too slow for me - I've got too many other books waiting! 😁

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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"Say what you like about Beartown, it can take your breath away."

Word. ❤

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Absolutely LOVING Beartown so far! I was a bit worried because I heard it was super heavy on hockey, (a sport I know literally nothing about), and I wondered if that would put me off. It absolutely hasn't!

AJBowers This book!!! 3y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Woop! Beartown just came in from the library!

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Since We Fell | Dennis Lehane
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Started listening to this one today - normally I can count on Dennis Lehane for a good read!

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Mehso-so

🎧 Decently solid. The audio book was well done and I enjoyed the multiple narrators. But, this was certainly not The Girl on the Train caliber.

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Wow. Full disclosure-I thought this would be a solid 3-stars until almost the half-way point. It was good, but not mind-blowing. Then, as I was chugging through the 2nd half, I realized how much I was enjoying it. This is a love story, but it's also about mental illness. It's about how depression is such a strong thing that it can drag you down no matter how much you love, or are loved by someone else. This is a lovely and heart-breaking read.

HeatherBookNerd Just finished it and feel exactly the same. 3y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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This is a cautionary tale that is all the more effective because I felt like it was entirely believable. I loved this book -- it completely pulled me in and, days later, I'm still thinking about it. Highly recommended.

"'We forget, sometimes,' Gaines said, 'that there are still beautiful things.'"

monnielane Bumping this up on my list! 3y
MeggsKY @monnielane I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ❤ 3y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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"We forget sometimes," Gaines said, "that there are still beautiful things."

Loving this book, y'all!

britt_brooke Great quote! 💚 3y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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On trying to erase/correct the mistakes of history:

"Sarat thought about how easy it would be to fix the mistake, to simply redraw the stars properly. But she knew that even broken history is history. The stars, cast wrong, must remain that way. It would be more wrong to change them."

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Super glad to be home from work and in my happy spot.

Hoopiefoot That looks so peaceful. 3y
MeggsKY @Hoopiefoot - it is! At least until the kids find me anyway. 😉 3y
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The Party Book | Jane Bull
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Repping my tribe today. 📚☕🤓
#iliketopartyandbypartyimeanreadbooks

scripturient ❤️ 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Solid book! Glad that I listened to the audio-the narrator truly brought it to life.Only objection-the accent used for white female classmates of Star‘s all sounded exactly like Valley Girls from Clueless. Other than that, the narration was on point-her inflections and nuances made all the difference. Take-away? Empathy. And bravery. Be willing to seek out the truth, even if it‘s hard for you to face. Then be willing to fight for it.

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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"This isn't a story about war. It's about ruin."
#bedtimestory

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Woop! Started this one today! Have heard some mixed reviews, so I'm listening to the audiobook. Hearing the narrators - if they are good, which these are so far - helps give it an extra punch for me. 🎧

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Swimming Lessons | Claire Fuller
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Panpan

This one was dark and depressing. I finished it, hoping to find a glimmer of hope somewhere, thinking surely there would be one...Negative. Skip it.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Mehso-so

Fully realize I'm swimming against the current of love and praise on this one. I honestly waffled between the so-so and pan ratings. I just didn't get it. The main love story - the foundation of this whole novel- was meh, the prose was lovely but I felt SO rambling/meandering at times that it lost me. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid. 😕

Chelsea.Poole I've just read several books that everyone seems to love and I just don't get either. Glad you're sharing your feelings even if it isn't how others feel. 👏🏻 3y
MeggsKY @Chelsea.Poole - thanks! This was one of those that I hated to not love...but I just couldn't. 😁 3y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Started this yesterday and I'm really enjoying it so far - I can tell it's going to provoke a lot of thoughts and conversations.

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The Unseen World | Liz Moore
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♥♥♥🖤🖤
Beginning -- good. Middle -- REALLY good. End -- Good. I felt like the author tried to explore too many storylines thay didn't entirely get fleshed out. The 1980's storyline, flash backs to David's childhood then early adulthood, flash forwards to different points in Ada's adulthood. They were all good, some just weren't nearly as strong as the others, and the whole novel suffered just a little as a result. Still, solid overall.

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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♥♥♥🖤🖤
A good, solid book. Would recommend!

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Still plugging through The Dry - about 50% through - while somebody does all she can NOT to pay attention to her homework...
*looking at the wall, looking at her toes, counting the shapes on the rug...* 😒

Gina Hahaha... my ten year old does jumping Jacks while we run through his spelling. Eeeeeeeee 3y
MeggsKY Seems legit @Gina 😂 3y
Gina I must say he gets good grades sooooo...off to the races we goooooo. Sigh 3y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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It's Derby Day in the Bluegrass! BUT- its super cold and gray here in Kentucky. Staying in this morning and hoping it warms up later.
🌹🐎👒🎩

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Although I just got caught in a rain shower, so am certainly not feeling dry, it was worth it to grab this jewel from the library!

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Being an adult--it is not the same. It is not, actually, anything like what we wanted, what we imagined for ourselves. But...mostly it's better. Sometimes I'm so grateful it feels like a miracle. For the dumbest things--a cup of hot coffee, a funny text...that I hate my body less, that I love my mother more, that I still have time to choose. The colors are less sharp, but I'm glad I'm here.
--Marlena

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Very good, but very dark. The 2 main characters are almost painful to watch evolve. They fall into a downward spiral-poverty, drugs, sex, toxic relationships-only one climbs out. The writing is great, the dialogue believable, the setting felt totally authentic. That being said, this is a heavy one. I'd still recommend it.

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Loving my new SPROUT bookmarks! 🌱

Nat_Reads I got these for my secret Santa!!! They are so cute ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
MeggsKY @Nat_Reads I adore them! They are so fun!! 🌱 3y
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Mehso-so

Okay, full disclosure....this one was good, but I was left a little underwhelmed. I hate that because so many people have absolutely adored it. But - coming on the heels of This Is How It Always Is and Pachinko - both likely going in my top reads of 2017, this one was good, but just didn't knock my socks off.

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Started this one last night. It's really good so far! The title character is heartbreaking, but the story is lovely.

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Starting this one today - high hopes! 😁

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Finished Pachinko last night. A chunk of a book, book, but SO good. ❤ I have always enjoyed multi-generational family stories and this one tugged me in from the beginning and kept me engaged the entire time. Highly recommended!

britt_brooke Cute pups! 💚💚 Love that sweet, graying face. 3y
MeggsKY Aww, thanks @britt_brooke !! These two are my resident elderlies. My husband calls them The Old Folks Brigade! 😂 3y
britt_brooke @MeggsKY 😁😁 I have an elderly Boston myself. 3y
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The Unseen World | Liz Moore
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“Only humans can hurt one another, Ada thought; only humans falter and betray one another with a stunning, fearsome frequency. As David's family had done to him; as David had done to her. And Ada would do it too. She would fail other people throughout her life, inevitably, even those she loved best.”

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The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve
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Mehso-so

DNF. If I didn't have a bazillion library holds that all came in at once, I MIGHT have finished this one. It wasn't awful, it wasn't wonderful....just okay.

Coleen That's pretty much how I feel about all of Shreve's novels, 3y
MeggsKY Ugh @Coleen , me too! This is the 3rd one I've tried and I was hoping it would be different. 😕 3y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Making the most of our weekend! 📖📚This book, y'all....I'm loving it! If it keeps up like this, it will definitely be one of my top reads of 2017.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Lunchtime! 🌞🌳📖☕❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks How are you liking this one? 3y
MeggsKY I am really loving it so far @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! I'm beginning to think it's going to live up to all the hype. Books that get so much praise so early always make me a little nervous! But this one seems to be delivering. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can't wait to start it!!! 3y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Had to put Marlena back on my shelf for a bit - realized this one was due back at the library first... And it's a CHUNK.

#mugsoflitsy

Well-ReadNeck In spite of the number of pages, it's a fairly quick read. Enjoy!! 3y
MeggsKY @Well-ReadNeck I'm really liking it so far! And it does feel like it's moving along at a decent clip. 3y
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The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve
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Downloaded this one from the library today!

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The Boston Girl | Anita Diamant
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(3.5/5) I could have listened to the narrator of this audiobook, Linda Lavin, all day. She was fantastic! The book itself was enjoyable-a grandmother relating the stories of her young adulthood in the 1920's and reflecting on what made her the woman she became. Very sweet and funny.

"How did I get to be the woman I am today? It started in that library."

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So. Good. I had heard of Trevor Noah before reading this book, but I didn't know the first thing about him. His story, and his writing voice, are fantastic and engaging. Highly recommended!

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Marlena | Julie Buntin
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Wrapping up Born A Crime and excited to dig into this one!

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I REALLY enjoyed this book. The formatting is definitely NOT something I have ever seen, but once I got into it, the story moved really quickly. I was able to read it in 2 days. I don't think this one will be for everyone - the concept & format are really out there - but for me, it worked. I loved the quotes and excepts from historical sources sprinkled throughout the novel (some real and some fake, I later found out). It's absolutely unique.

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Seems legit. 😁

britt_brooke 😂🙋🏼 3y
MeggsKY I know, right @britt_brooke ?! 😂😂 3y
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Escape from Shit Town | Erik Williams, Sam W. Anderson, Shane McKenzie
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Anyone listening/listened to S-Town? I'm 4 episodes in and mind blown.

Gina Oooooh must try this. I have been listening to This American Life for years. 3y
MeggsKY @Gina it's wild! (But good.) Not like anything I've listened to before - you think you're going one direction...and then it totally flips you on your back. 3y
Gina Awww sweet! Have you listened to The Moth podcast. This one's been around 5+ years worthy of your time ;) 3y
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MeggsKY I haven't - but I'm adding it to my list right now! 😊 3y
Well-ReadNeck Yes!! I binged it!!! 3y
MeggsKY Oh my gosh @Well-ReadNeck - it's got my stomach in knots!!! 3y
Ms.Story Yes! Listened to if for two days & loved it. Reminded me of my small hometown in Mississippi in good and bad ways 3y
MeggsKY @BrittanysBookshelf - I hear you. I grew up in a teeny little map dot town in Kentucky and I see a LOT of similarities. (Good and bad, just like what you found. 😊) 3y
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When you tell your husband that yes, you are TOTALLY cooking dinner right that very moment and he reminds you about that super cool app that lets you see the security cameras that you begged for last summer... #caught 😂😂😂

BarbaraTheBibliophage Busted. 🤣🤣 3y
MeggsKY @BarbaraTheBibliophage I know, right?!! He's still laughing about it! I'll not live this one down for a while. 😁 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Maybe you were just waiting for stage one of dinner to finish so you could start stage two. (He doesn't need to know that stage one was a few chapters ...) 😜 3y
Louise Maybe you were reading a recipe book. . . ahem. 😜 3y
MeggsKY Ah! Such good ideas @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @Louise !! Next time I'll be better prepared!! 😂 3y
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About 1/2 way through this one - I like it!

raelaschoenherr Just got this audio today! 3y
MeggsKY @raelaschoenherr I hope you like it! I'm 60% through and I'm still really enjoying it. 3y
raelaschoenherr Yay, glad to hear a good report! 3y
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It's a gorgeous day to read in Kentucky!!!
❤🌷🌞🌷❤

britt_brooke Lovely photo! I'm a fellow Kentuckian (though living in Tennessee). 💙 3y
AJBowers This picture is beautiful!!! 3y
MeggsKY Yay @britt_brooke ! Once a Kentucky lady, always a Kentucky lady! 💙 3y
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MeggsKY Thanks so much @AJBowers - I love reading here on my lunch break!! 3y
britt_brooke @MeggsKY Absolutely! 3y
Louise Is the grass really blue in KY? 😁 3y
MeggsKY 😁 @Louise - my Nanny always tells me that bluegrass really does look blue in the mornings when the dew is on it, but I've never seen that. 😉However, it is fantastically soft - you can lay down in it and take a nap!! 3y
Louise @MeggsKY It sounds wonderful! I read a lot of horse stories growing up and developed quite an affinity for KY and its beautiful blue grass! ❤ 3y
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The Boston Girl | Anita Diamant
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Really enjoying this audiobook - and the narrator- so far!!

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I Liked My Life | Abby Fabiaschi
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Oohhh, I started this one last night. Think it's going to be good!!

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