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MicheleinPhilly

MicheleinPhilly

Joined August 2016

Bookworm. City girl. Pickles' mom. Occasional cranky ass. Couch panini. Librarian.
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The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
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Fleabag: The Scriptures by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Fleabag: The Scriptures | Phoebe Waller-Bridge
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Thank you Waterstones! 🙌🏼

LeahBergen I need to watch the second season! 2d
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen It‘s phenomenal! 2d
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Lazy bum. #DogsofLitsy

emz711 🌻 4d
Leftcoastzen So cute!😁🐶 4d
arubabookwoman This picture gave me a big smile! Thanks! 3d
batsy Aww heck, oodles of cute! 💕 3d
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Patsy | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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I loved Here Comes the Sun so much that I‘ve been letting this sit for 5 months because I feared it would be a let down. 200 pages in I can unequivocally state that it‘s even better. I ❤️ Nicole Dennis-Benn.

Nute I‘ve read good comments about this book. I‘m so happy to see your stamp of approval as well.🙂 4d
Tamra Stacked! 4d
JanuarieTimewalker13 I second the stacked! 4d
Kalalalatja I‘m so happy to hear that! 4d
BooksForEmpathy Oh yes! This was SO good!! 3d
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Had to purge that nastiness from my soul so paid a visit to my favorite bookshop. #bookhaul

MicheleinPhilly Have you read the tagged book @Reviewsbylola? 5d
Reviewsbylola No, but it‘s been on my radar. Stacking so I don‘t forget about it! 5d
vivastory I loved the tagged book 5d
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emilyhaldi Sweet!! Looks like we had similar Saturday mornings 😉 5d
Megabooks I‘d love to go book shopping with you! You have such great hauls. I‘m definitely texting if I‘m anywhere near Philly!! 👍🏻📚 5d
Ashley_Nicoletto Good choices! I need to pick up In the Dreamhouse immediately. 5d
Tamra Hahaha, I like how you phrased it. It‘s sort of an exorcism, I agree. 5d
MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks I will bankrupt you, Meg. ☺️ 5d
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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I feel like I need to take a shower in bleach. 🖕🏼Harvey, 🖕🏼Matt Lauer, 🖕🏼Noah Oppenheim, Andy Lack and all of the suits at NBC, 🖕🏼David Pecker. All of you,🖕🏼very much. 5⭐️.

Cinfhen #NeedToRead 🙌🏻 5d
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I literally could not put it down. It reads like a spy thriller. 5d
ljuliel Never did like Matt Lauer, long before all this garbage about him came out. He always seemed so cocky and condescending. I don‘t know some of the other guys you named. 5d
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JenReadsAlot Well you just convinced me to download on my kindle! 5d
MicheleinPhilly @ljuliel Lack and Oppenheim are the head honchos at NBC News. Pecker (fittingly) is the publisher of the National Enquirer. 5d
MicheleinPhilly @JenReadsAlot 🙌🏼 I very happily paid full price for it. 5d
Cinfhen Hahaha “pecker” comment 😂😂😂😂 5d
Ashley_Nicoletto What. Is. This?! I feel like I need it. I‘ve never seen so many middle fingers in a book review. 5d
Megabooks This is being bought with my Christmas gift card for sure! 5d
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto 😂😂😂 All of these men are deserving of the Philly salute. 5d
Christine Yes, I agree with @Ashley_Nicoletto - this review is groundbreaking. 😂❤️ I feel like I need to read this, esp. having read and deeply respected She Said...but not sure I want to know all of the additional horror that this reveals. 😖 5d
Hooked_on_books Love this review! 😆 4d
Suetara Perfect review for this one. 4d
Amiable Have you read “She Said” yet? I just finished that one a few weeks ago. Wondering how this compares...there‘s only so much of all this I can take. 😬 4d
MicheleinPhilly @Amiable I have not. If I do read it it won‘t be for a LONG time. My heart and brain can only take so much. 4d
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly My thoughts exactly. I just put this one on hold at my library —there are 95 people ahead of me right now, so I‘m going to guess I‘ll have a few months of breathing room to decompress. 4d
ValerieAndBooks Like @Amiable I‘m going to have to wait a while, too! My e-book hold is estimated to be 25 weeks. While it‘s good that people want to read this, too bad there aren‘t more copies available! 3d
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David Jackson went D-A-R-K in this installment. I‘m not a big scaredy cat but this freaked me right the hell out. Probably my own fault for making it my “before bed” book. 😬 Another series up to date! ✅

TrishB A great read 👍🏻 7d
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB If I see a clown, I‘m going Rocky Balboa on it. 7d
TrishB 😂😂 🤡 🤡 7d
LiteraryinLititz Yikes! I will pass- thanks for the heads up. 7d
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Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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Nickolas Butler is such a special author. I am a 100%, true blue city girl (like even the suburbs make me twitchy after a while) but he writes so beautifully about the Midwest that I find myself completely captivated by the story AND the setting. He is a master at writing truly lovely depictions of regular folks leading regular lives - novels for grownups, if you will. Loved it. 4⭐️.

Tamra I‘ve never read anything by Butler, stacked! 1w
LeahBergen The burbs make me twitchy, too 😆 1w
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 quite cheap on kindle! 1w
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MicheleinPhilly @Tamra His first (I believe) book is one of my favorites. 1w
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen I think it‘s the no driving thing. I feel trapped. And bored. 1w
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB 👍🏼 Good deal. 1w
Crazeedi Not heard of him, but he sounds good! I'm checking this out! Thanks!! Btw, city's make me twitchy, lol. I guess its city mouse, country mouse!😉❤ 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi 😂 Definitely! ☺️ 1w
Christine ❤️ 1w
JenReadsAlot I've met him a couple of times (Wisconsin girl here) and he is so great! 1w
saresmoore I sold out and moved to the ‘burbs and while I can‘t pinpoint them as the source of my perpetual twitching, I will say they‘re great fodder for dystopian story ideas. 😆 I miss the anonymity of the city, but some days, I long for the solitude of rural living. All that rambling to say, Suburbia is Limbo and I want to read this book! 1w
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore The ironic thing is that we‘re total homebodies. We really SHOULD live in the middle of nowhere for as much introverting as we do. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
cathysaid Sounds a bit like Kent Haruf...who I love. 1w
cathipink I'll be looking for his books - thanks for this review! 1w
MicheleinPhilly @cathysaid Kent Haruf is an author I‘ve always meant to read but haven‘t yet. Will rectify that. 1w
Reviewsbylola Oooh I‘ll have to try him! I love good stories about regular people. 7d
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Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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“Lyle often thought that the world, so loudly and violently governed by...”

YEP!

Cinfhen I love this author 🥰 1w
saresmoore Well, that‘s lovely. 1w
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Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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Otis speaks the truth. Well, my truth.

vivastory Amen 2w
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Little Faith | Nickolas Butler
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It‘s too cold to do anything else.

Megabooks Exactly 👍🏻 2w
ChasingOm Hooray for not having anything else you have to do! 2w
Nute I saw the weather in your neck-of-the- woods on the news. Good gracious...stay safe! Yes, settle in for a good day of reading!🙂 2w
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emilyhaldi Agreed!!! 🥶 2w
PurpleyPumpkin You are not wrong! And it's only November.🥶 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I still have on pjs!!! 🤣🤣 (edited) 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to put jeans on to take the dog but I switched back when I came home. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly I‘m not feeling good so I‘m just hanging at the house!! Give Pickles a kiss for me 🐶🐾💙 2w
ValerieAndBooks I hate the cold 😭 — all for coziness 👍 2w
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks I‘ll take the cold over our terrible summers any day as long as I can stay snuggled up. 2w
LeahBergen It‘s friggin cold here, too. 😐 2w
Reviewsbylola We got about two weeks of fall here. Wtf happened?! 7d
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola 🤷🏻‍♀️ Our temps dropped something like 30 degrees in 12 hours. Can I get a gradual cool down??? 7d
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Hope to Die | David Jackson
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You know the best part of coming to a series late? No waiting when the book ends on a cliffhanger! Moving immediately on to book 3 as this has quickly become one of my favorite series. Also thrilled to discover that there is in fact a book 4 already. I had thought there were only 3. #SeriesReads

vivastory Do you by chance remember what was the first in the series? 2w
vivastory Thanks! This series sounds fantastic! 2w
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MicheleinPhilly @vivastory ENJOY! @TrishB is a big fan too. 2w
Tamra I know, I love it when that happens! 2w
TrishB @vivastory a great series 👍🏻 and set in my home town! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Finished book 3 this morning. Have you introduced yourself yet? 2w
TrishB I got as far as looking him up on emails!! 2w
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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I know this has many big fans but sadly, I was not one of them. The story is provocative and challenging, and horrifying but I found the telling of it to be lacking. I think the author did a bit of a disservice in “filtering” it through the lens of a somewhat neutered male. I think also I‘ve become somewhat numb to stories reminiscent of Handmaid‘s Tale even though this one is based on real life events. 3⭐️

BarbaraBB Well said. I felt the same. 2w
Hooked_on_books I didn‘t love it, either, despite expecting to. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB @Hooked_on_books It was disappointing, to say the least. 😕 2w
BarbaraBB It went on and on and on and on 😴 2w
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#bookmail #BOTM

I should probably get around to Brain on Fire. 😬

vivastory I ALMOST ordered this, but I thought I should read BOF first... I was really close to ordering it though 2w
rachelsbrittain Oof this sounds fascinating and terrifying 2w
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I once tried to set a “rule” that I couldn‘t buy books by an author if I had any unread books by that author. That lasted like a month. 🙄 2w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I almost ordered this one too!! Let me know if it would be a good book for discussion!! ☺️ 2w
LauraBeth I listened to Brain On Fire on audio and loved it! I want to read this but I‘m afraid I‘m going to spend the entire time wondering if I committed myself to a mental hospital, would I fail at proving my sanity? 🤔 2w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth Definitely. 😉 2w
LauraBeth 😂😂 2w
Mdargusch That‘s the reason I didn‘t get this book @LauraBeth 😂 2w
Mdargusch I like that “rule” but I would probably forget I already owned a book by that author. 😆 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch At this point, I‘ve started forgetting that I own a particular book. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
Mdargusch Yes. I just ordered a second copy of A Nearly Normal Family because I thought it sounded so good. Again. 2w
Reviewsbylola I liked BoF and got this one from botm. 7d
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Holy moly. So bleeping good. All the stars, all the tears. This was my #soldiersstory pick for #booked2019.

TrishB One of my all time fave reads. Makes me want to cry when I think about it! Got everyone in my team to read together last year and everyone blubbed! 2w
Amiable I read this last year in my attempt to read all of Boyne‘s works. (Haven‘t finished all yet.) The tears were flowing freely by the end, for sure! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB @Amiable I am a snotty-nosed MESS. (edited) 2w
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Cinfhen Should I read or listen to audio? Need Audible advice @Megabooks !?!! 2w
ValerieAndBooks I have this in my TBR — must move it up!! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I‘m not an audiobooks person so I can‘t help you there. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Cathythoughts It‘s brilliant ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Mdargusch I‘ve had this on my shelves forever! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch I did too! It was so amazing! 2w
Reviewsbylola I‘m convinced he cannot write a bad book. 7d
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Gratitude | Dani Dipirro
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Thanks loves. Such a wonderful Sunday morning surprise. 😘

4thhouseontheleft Happy belated birthday! 🎂 🎁🎉 I‘ve been curious about 3w
Cinfhen Happy birthday 🎂🎉🎁 😘 3w
TrishB Have a fab day 😘🥂🍰 3w
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Soubhiville Ok, I NEED Effin‘ Birds! 🤣. Happy Birthday! 3w
vivastory Happy Birthday 🎂🎉📚👏 3w
MicheleinPhilly @4thhouseontheleft Thank you! Not belated. It‘s today. ☺️ I hadn‘t even heard of it but I‘m really excited for it! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Thank you, Cindy! 😘 3w
squirrelbrain Lovely gifts! Hope you have a fab day! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Thank you, Trish! 😘 And no, I had not yet purchased any books in that series. I‘m really looking forward to it! Thanks again! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Soubhiville I was so confused by it because the “effin” didn‘t really register and I thought, “I never said I was into bird watching.” We‘ve been howling with laughter all morning. It‘s amazing! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory Thanks Scott! Hope you get to take it easy today! 3w
TrishB Enjoy! Another series that gets better and better. 3w
LauraBeth Happy Birthday!! 😘 I did not trust myself buying you any fiction bc I was like, “I think she already has that...”. 🤔😂 The only fiction book I considered doesn‘t come out until next week: The Revisioners by Sexton. So Effin Birds and Chrissy Tiegen to the rescue! 3w
merelybookish Happy Birthday! 🎉🎈🎂🎁📚 3w
Reviewsbylola Happy birthday!! 🥳🥳🥳 3w
Bookzombie Happy Birthday!!!! 🎂🎉🎈🎁 📚 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Bookzombie Thanks Margie! 3w
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 3w
ValerieAndBooks Happy (belated) birthday📚 🎂📚! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks Thank you! ☺️ 2w
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Camping out here for the day.

readordierachel Solid plan 👍🏼 3w
Nute Looks like it‘s gonna be a GOOD day! 3w
swishandflick Great book! 3w
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Cathythoughts Such a good book ❤️ 3w
Sarahreadstoomuch Love that book. 3w
TrishB With a wonderful book. Be prepared for tears. 3w
BarbaraBB Happy birthday 🎁🎊🎂 ! Make it a good Sunday and memorable day with lots of laughs and books and more good life stuff ❤️🎈 3w
batsy Happy birthday! Hope it's a fabulous day with lots of snuggles with Pickles 🐶❤️🎂 3w
JulAnna Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Enjoy! Just finished that book and loved it!! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB Thank you! So far, so good! Minus the flu shot I just got. 3w
MicheleinPhilly @batsy Thank you! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @JulAnna Thank you Julie! 3w
Reviewsbylola What a perfect spot! 7d
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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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Read this in one sitting today. It opened my eyes to a culture I admittedly know little about and broke my heart wide open. There are no quotation marks which I normally HATE but I soon didn‘t care. In addition to following Ana‘s journey in the U.S., we spend a lot of time in post-Trujillo period in the Dominican Republic, another subject I was woefully uneducated about. Because of that this is my #politicalintrigue pick for #booked2019. 5 HUGE ⭐️

BarbaraBB Great review! 3w
Cinfhen Great review!! I learnt a lot about the Dominican culture and history after reading 3w
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Thank you ladies! I read Oscar Wao too many moons ago. 3w
Reviewsbylola Your review is very similar to how I felt! 7d
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Rattle | Fiona Cummins
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As much of a horror novel as it is a procedural. We spend a LOT of time with the terrifying psychopath. Already have the second book on hand but I am chilled to the bone (no pun intended) so I may leave it for a bit. #StartASeries

Also I ordered this book 3 years ago from Book Depository because I was impatient for the U.S. publication. 😂

Simona 😂😂😂Impatiens can be tricky ... 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Simona I remember when @Liberty posted about it and I was all “You‘re such a tease! It‘s not out here for months!” 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
TrishB And it‘s #99ponkindle 👍🏻 3w
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Excellent! And it‘s only 2 books so it‘s not a big commitment. 3w
eanderson Yet another book I‘ve had on my kindle for a while that I need to get to! 3w
TrishB Even better! 3w
Reviewsbylola Omg I do this all the time. One that comes to mind, that I still haven‘t read, is 7d
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Happy Halloween!

Leftcoastzen So cute! 3w
AmyG Ha! Very cute. I want a dog so I can dress it up for Halloween. 🤣 3w
MicheleinPhilly @AmyG She hates clothes of any kind so it‘s always a bit of a battle. 3w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww Happy Halloween 🎃🧡🖤 3w
readordierachel Too cute 🎃 3w
CarolynM 😱😱😱 Gritty is one of the scariest things I've ever seen {shudder} 3w
MicheleinPhilly @CarolynM 😂 I thought Gritty was the biggest mascot fail of all time when they introduced him but I have since come around and love him. 3w
CarolynM Sometimes it pays to go completely over the top. It's really weird but it works😬 3w
ValerieAndBooks Great costume! Gritty has won me over, too 🧡! 3w
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An Untamed State | Roxane Gay
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I did a WAY BACK Litsy scroll yesterday and found this post from 2+ years ago. I‘ve still only read 2 of them 🤦🏻‍♀️ but I did rate them both 5 stars. #fivestarpredictions

BarbaraBB I can‘t believe it‘s that long ago!! 👵🏼 3w
Cinfhen I just scrolled through/ apparently I didn‘t make any predictions 😜but what I couldn‘t believe was how many Littens are no longer on Litsy 😢 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I know. It made me sad seeing some of those names. 3w
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BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly That was such a shock indeed. Where have they all gone? I want them back 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen You did share your predictions. I found them and took a screenshot. In case your interested! 3w
Cinfhen I am interested @BarbaraBB thanks and I know, so many awesome people are no longer participating 🥺 3w
Cathythoughts Nice one ! I am interested too ! @BarbaraBB I‘d love to know the list 👍 (edited) 3w
youneverarrived That‘s cool you did actually rate them 5 stars. Can‘t believe it was 2 years ago though 😱 3w
MicheleinPhilly @youneverarrived Right???? What the hell happened to those 2 years? 👵🏼 3w
LauraBeth I just scrolled back two years only to find out I didn‘t do this...😂😂 3w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth Quick! What were you binge watching 2 years ago???? 😘 3w
LauraBeth ?? I *think* that was my 90 Day Fiancé phase. 3w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth Oh you. Never change, please. 3w
Mdargusch Omg I have my husband hooked on 90 Fiancé now @LauraBeth 3w
Mdargusch I‘m now going to scroll back and see if I did this. 🤔 3w
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Impatient | Sarah Medina, Jo Brooker
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And now, we wait. 😩

TrishB Hide it quick 😁 4w
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Was it predictable and mildly cheesy? Yes.

Did I care? NO.

I have been in a capital M M-O-O-D and this was the most perfect pick-me-up.

LOVED IT.

Avanders I have also been in such a mood... perhaps I should check this out 😜 1mo
AmyG Ooo I can‘t wait to read this now. 1mo
marleed I loved that everyone was so darn likable. So often in a book about an introvert, the MC is negotiating a world full of jerks. 1mo
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readordierachel Sometimes you just need a little cheese 🧀 4w
ValerieAndBooks Odd — thought I had stacked this already but am now 👍! 4w
kspenmoll It was a great pick me up! I enjoyed it too! 3w
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An absolutely remarkable mix of memoir and dissertation on substance abuse and creativity. Jamison also expounds on the socioeconomic forces that influence our country‘s approach to addiction and who we tend to see as victims vs. who we see as criminals. It is a VAST undertaking that I spent about a month with but it will stick with me far longer. 5⭐️ 👇🏼

Christine Ugh, this one was so good! ❤️ 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds like I must add to my TBR. 1mo
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Cinfhen Great review 1mo
kspenmoll Nice review! Makes me want to read it. 3w
Suet624 I‘ve already stacked this but your review has really pushed me to find the book! 3w
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This book gutted me. Less about the House of Xtravaganza and more about how this group of black and brown and gay and transgender and queer people found one another and formed a family. I had to set it aside for several weeks because it is HEAVY with racism, discrimination, homophobia, addiction, etc. but I ultimately found its message beautiful. 4⭐️.

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Cruel Acts | Jane Casey
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In an effort to be a bit less overwhelmed by the sheer number of series I‘m either in the middle of or in possession of, I‘ve been trying to focus on one at a time when the mood strikes. Over the last 2+ months I‘ve powered through books 3-8 in this series and am thrilled there is a 9th coming in Spring. This one may be my favorite of the series. One more series up-to-date! 👍🏼

Andrew65 Yes you did enjoy it! Can‘t wait to get to this one over the next week at some point. 1mo
Cinfhen I think @TrishB likes this one too!!! 1mo
TrishB @Cinfhen yes, love this one ! I‘m up to date too. I‘ve been trying not to start new series (even though I have loads!) and get up to date on others. Good luck 😘 (edited) 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @EadieB Just saw that the e-book is 99 cents today. 1mo
EadieB @MicheleinPhilly Great! Thanks! 1mo
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TRUTH!

saresmoore Yes and amen. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m going to start saying that in public. A lot. 🤪 1mo
LeahBergen Ain‘t that the truth. 1mo
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britt_brooke Amen. 1mo
Tanisha_A That is it! 1mo
Cathythoughts Great quote 👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Yup, I think that‘s about right!! 1mo
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Cruel Acts | Jane Casey
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It is cold and rainy and I am in fuzzy sweats, fuzzy socks, and a MASSIVE sweater, drinking hot apple cider tea, with an apple peel scented candle burning. AND I HAVE BEEN READING FOR 2 HOURS. So basically being a basic bitch is what my reading mojo needed.

TheBookStacker Sounds absolutely perfect! 1mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds absolutely perfect 😘 1mo
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Cathythoughts Enjoy ♥️ 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Yes!! You have the right idea!! 1mo
mcipher Sounds perfect!!! 1mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 1mo
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SUPER SALE ALERT!

I really enjoyed the first book in this series tagged below.

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Happy Friday, Litsy fam. #DogsOfLitsy

AmyG Happy Friday. ❤️ 1mo
batsy 😍 1mo
diovival 🥰 1mo
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LeahBergen *squeeze and kiss* 1mo
TrishB Hi Pickles 🐶💕 1mo
Cathythoughts Hello gorgeous 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 1mo
Andrew65 What a great picture! 1mo
Cinfhen Well, hello gorgeous!!!!! 1mo
LauraBrook Awww, I‘ve missed that beautiful face! 🥰 (edited) 4w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBrook I‘ve missed YOUR beautiful face! Happy to see you again! ☺️ 4w
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Cruel Acts | Jane Casey
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I‘ve barely read a word all week so I‘m returning to my old standby.

BarbaraBB Love your reading spot 😍 1mo
Tanisha_A Cozy! 1mo
LauraBeth You haven‘t posted in five days... 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth I still haven‘t read jack. I‘m in a funk. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I hope you‘re coming out of your slump! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola NOPE! Still rotting my brain with tv. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
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Malarkey | Keith Gray
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#GiveawayKerfuffle Congrats on your Litfluence @RestlessFickleBookHoarder

As a born and bred Philly girl I think I have a pretty finely tuned BS detector. And I‘m not shy about calling it like I see it. And I‘m also not shy about giggling every time I hear someone (cough Joe Biden cough) say, “Oh that‘s a bunch of malarkey!” Personally I would just say, “Oh that‘s a load of bullshit!” but do you, Joe. 👍🏼

BarbaraBB 😂 1mo
Sace Omigosh you're hilarious! "You do you, Joe" ? Thanks for playing! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Wow that takes me back many years ago — my childhood dentist was a Dr. Malarkey. AND he referred me to an oral surgeon for some work, Dr. Wisdom . 😂🦷 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks HA! That is too much. 1mo
vivastory @ValerieAndBooks My former sister-in-law is a dental hygienist who worked for a (no kidding) Dr. Smiley 1mo
ValerieAndBooks @vivastory haha that‘s funny 😂 1mo
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Did a little shopping during lunch. Can you tell what type of mood I‘ve been in? 😈

LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Amiable Hillary and Chelsea will be speaking about their book in New Haven on Oct. 29 -- I just got the event calendar from RJ Julia Bookstore, which is sponsoring the event. Hoping to go if I can get tickets! 1mo
TrishB I have been told not to buy the Clinton one!! (edited) 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Amiable I hope you get them! I‘ve seen/met Secretary Clinton several times and she is delightful! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB No one ever tries to surprise me with books anymore. The wife sets me down in front of the computer and tells me to “yell when you‘re ready to check out.” ☺️ 1mo
TrishB It‘s more a warning of don‘t you dare!! And my daughter can access my Litsy tbr! Choosing your own and someone paying is still good! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB My oldest sister got so mad at me when I turned 14 or 15 because I talked up this book so much and she bought it for me for my birthday and I had bought it for myself. I think her exact words were “you little asshole.” 😂 1mo
TrishB Sometimes I have a book on kindle and people buy it for me and I just keep quiet because they‘re made up with themselves! 1mo
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly She definitely is wonderful! I met her when she was doing a book tour for “What Happened” and I told her that my Marine son had asked me to express his thanks to her for her service to our country as Sec. of State. She grabbed my hand, wrote down his name, told me to thank HIM for his service and said she was going to pray for his safety. The encounter brought me to tears. 1mo
Susannah That‘s a wonderful story, @Amiable. 1mo
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SUPER SALE ALERT! $1.99 each. #KindleDailyDeal #KindleDeals

MicheleinPhilly AND MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR SHELVES FOR THE HB COPY YOU PURCHASED AT FULL PRICE FIRST! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 1mo
RachelO Oops! 1mo
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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UK Kindle deal alert! #99p

TrishB Have you read? I haven‘t liked most of the Scandinavian noir stuff! As a sub genre I just can‘t seem to get into it. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I have not. I have it though. Sort of wish I would have waited and bought it cheaply. I‘ve liked some of it but not all of it. It‘s not like British thrillers for me but I do like Larsson and Mankell. 1mo
TrishB I enjoyed Larsson but haven‘t really enjoyed any others and figured it probably wasn‘t for me. 1mo
Mdargusch I agree with you @TrishB I‘ve read a few different Scandinavian noir books and although they have a definite feel to them, I can take them or leave them. 1mo
Reviewsbylola I haven‘t read this one yet. I feel similarly to all the above comments. I‘m always hoping to stumble upon another Larsson but it hasn‘t happened yet. 😭 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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You guys, I can‘t stop looking at it. 😍

TheBookStacker So much prettier than my copy! Ugh 1mo
TrishB That‘s gorgeous 💙 1mo
batsy It's so pretty! 1mo
Suet624 Beautiful! and what a quote! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m ordering it now but won‘t get it until December when my sister brings it to me from the UK. 😭 1mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I might lick it. So what. Shut up.

#bookmail

Redwritinghood 💙💙 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm 🤩💙 1mo
saresmoore 😍 1mo
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Tanisha_A Pretty! 1mo
LeahBergen Damn! That is some inspired book art. 😍 1mo
Soubhiville That volume is amazing! 1mo
Prairiegirl_reading 😍😍🤤 1mo
marleed I don‘t blame you - beautiful! 1mo
Mdargusch What?!?! I need to buy this! You‘re right @Reviewsbylola - it‘s too pretty to listen to! 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s the Waterstone edition right @MicheleinPhilly? I‘ve already spoken to @AnnieD about it @Mdargusch. Unfortunately I didn‘t give her enough notice to get it before her trip so she‘s bringing it to me at Christmas. 😆 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch @AnnieD It is indeed! Surprisingly it only took about a week to reach me. 1mo
Mdargusch I need to put my order in @Reviewsbylola @AnnieD 1mo
Avidreader25 It‘s SO gorgeous! 1mo
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“I no like you Monday.” #dogsofLitsy

Cinfhen Awwwww, Hi Pickles ❤️ 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😂🐶 1mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
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JacqMac Awww... I hear ya, Pickles. 1mo
TrishB Same Pickles, same 😘🐶 1mo
Kalalalatja Pickles get it 🙌 1mo
batsy Oh my 😍😍 1mo
Tanisha_A 😍 1mo
Tanisha_A Sameeeee 😭 1mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic (edited) 1mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 1mo
Mdargusch Pickles I‘m with you! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Aww!! 1mo
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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YES! Happy Friday! #bookmail #BOTM

erzascarletbookgasm Great cover! 💙👍 2mo
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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Pickpick

Achingly lovely writing. YMMV depending on how you feel about religion but I found this reminiscent of Marilynne Robinson‘s writing. It is a gentle exploration of marriage and faith spanning several decades. It is a “quiet” novel so those looking for something plot heavy will be disappointed but I thought this was just bursting with humanity. 4.5 ⭐️.

LeahBergen What a lovely review. ❤️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen Thanks love! 😘 2mo
Christine This has moved from “on my radar” to “definitively stacked” since I love everything about your review. 2mo
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Avidreader25 Sounds wonderful! 2mo
Cinfhen Great review 🤓#stacked 2mo
Reviewsbylola Wow girl, you sure know how to make me stack a book! 😍 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Christine I hope you love it! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Avidreader25 It is! It made me feel all warm and fuzzy. ☺️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen If I didn‘t want to keep it I would send it to you. But it is too special to give away. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola Awwww shucks, Steph. 😘 1mo
Cinfhen You‘re so sweet but I might just buy my own copy 😘 1mo
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Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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Continuing my “stick with the books you have in front of you lest you have to navigate stairs” binge of the Maeve Kerrigan series (I‘ve read 6 this month.) I‘ll likely take a small break before I dive into the latest and I hope Maeve gets a “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” holiday complete with Taye Diggs in between. Clever plot, interesting character development. 👍🏼

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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#BOTM picks are up!

Ashley_Nicoletto Gahhhh. Thank you! 2mo
Branwen I love the choices this month! 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s taken me at least an hour to order but I finally was able! 2mo
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eanderson Ahhh!!! Thank you for the tag! I‘m going to check them out now! 2mo
swishandflick I'm torn on whether or not to skip this month! This book sounds good, but heavy, and I'm picturing that I won't be in the mood for it for some time. And nothing else is really catching my eye 🤔 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @swishandflick Had it not been for this choice I definitely would have skipped. 2mo
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May I blow off work for the rest of the day? #currentread

LeahBergen Pickles says, “Yes, please”. 2mo
Redwritinghood It‘s Friday afternoon, so I think it‘s required! 2mo
valeriegeary I did so....a resounding yes! 🤗 2mo
kspenmoll I hope you did/could!!! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous cover! 2mo
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Summer #booked2019 prompts.

DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo 🎉 🥳well done 2mo
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After the Fire | Jane Casey
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In an effort to get my #seriesreads under control a little, and because I‘ve been rather immobile over the past 2 weeks, I have been binging Jane Casey‘s Maeve Kerrigan series. Love my badass British (or in Maeve‘s case, Irish) detective ladies. 👍🏼

TrishB She‘s awesome 👍🏻 up to date on these. 2mo
cathipink I'll have to check these series out. I have a couple first books on my tbr, but none in progress. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I have 2 more to look forward to and then I can add another up-to-date series to my EXTREMELY short list. Of course for every one of these I finish, I buy 3 more “first in series.” 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @cathipink This is a good one. First entry is 2mo
cathipink Thank you!! 2mo
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Delightfully charming and warm-hearted. Will induce severe beer craving. 🍺 4⭐️

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to this one! I‘ll have the beer in 👍🏻🍺🍻 2mo
Reviewsbylola The author of this one is my friend‘s brother in law so I‘ve been thinking of buying this one. 2mo
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Here you go @Lynnsoprano

I hate when there is no blurb on Litsy!

Lynnsoprano Thanks! That definitely sounds like something for my TBR 😄 2mo
Reviewsbylola No Litsy blurb is on my list of top 10 pet peeves. 😆 So annoying!! 2mo
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3-day weekend plans.

Lynnsoprano I need to hear about this one! 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks I'm trying to get into this one, but I can't. I've heard it's kind of “feel good“ and maybe I'm not in a “feel good“ mood 😂 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Erinreadsthebooks I‘m definitely a mood reader. I think I‘m the only person I know who thought his first book was just so-so but I‘m thoroughly enjoying this. I was probably in a bad mood or something when I read Kitchens of the Great Midwest. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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JenReadsAlot I also didn't care for Kitchens but seen good buzz about this one. 2mo
Reggie This one is lovely. 2mo
Amiable I loved both books! 2mo
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Akin | Emma Donoghue
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Emma Donoghue is one of my all time favorite writers. No 2 of her books are ever alike. The scope of her creativity is truly amazing and the depth and breadth of research she does when writing fiction that contains true historical elements is awe-inspiring. In this she recounts the heroics of the Marcel Network who saved hundreds of children from death at the hands of the Nazis in Nice. Magnificent. 4⭐️

Crazeedi Sounds like a great book, will have to look for, I've not read this author yet,( that I can remember ) 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘ve been curious about this one. Now that I have a trusted review I might have to snag it. 🤣 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Crazeedi She has a robust catalog! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto This one definitely flew in under the radar because it was released the same day as The Testaments. My local store had to special order it! 😱 2mo
Tamra Thank you for posting! I love her writing and didn‘t know she has a new novel out. 😃 2mo
Crazeedi @MicheleinPhilly I've heard of her, will look up her books! Thanks! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Tamra I was amazed at how little attention it got. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I will always read her books, even though she can be hit or miss for me. When I like her books, I LOVE them! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7.

And on that note, I‘m out. Thanks for the tag @LeahBergen and the fun idea @Cinfhen !

Cinfhen Nice choice ❤️❤️I‘m glad YOU enjoyed 😘 2mo
vivastory Being an unabashed Jackson fan, I feel I seriously dropped the ball letting this one slip my mind. Glad you posted! 2mo
GatheringBooks oh wow! is the entire book illustrated??? 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly @GatheringBooks Sadly it‘s just the front and back covers and French flaps that are illustrated. 2mo
LeahBergen I‘ve been enjoying your picks! 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
GatheringBooks @MicheleinPhilly ah. good to know! i still am salivating over it. 🧚🏼‍♀️😂🤣📚📚📚 2mo
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The Mad and the Bad | Jean-Patrick Manchette
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Megabooks Creepy! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Need to check this out! 2mo
batsy What a cover. (and the description sounds so good) 2mo
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Smrloomis Whoa! 😱 I need to never check this out 😂 Good thing the cover is a clear warning to scaredy cats like me! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Whoa , some cover! 2mo
LeahBergen That‘s a great cover! 2mo
LauraBeth Did someone spill their wine? 2mo
BarbaraBB Love this 😍😍 2mo
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