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NataliePatalie

NataliePatalie

Joined September 2016

Book meme account ✌😎👍 Nail IG: @natalie.patalie.polish
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Summer Reading | Hilma Wolitzer
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Signed up for my libraries summer reading program 😎

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Not bad!
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Blueberry Did you like Ten Thousand Doors... 6mo
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Got to meet Antonia Hylton this morning, and add another autographed book to my collection!

all_4_kb ❤️ 4mo
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Dying to Meet You | Kate Klise, M. Sarah Klise
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3am impulse purchase...four used Kate Klise books from betterworldbooks.com. I can read children's books if I want to!! Ok!! @Blueberry

Blueberry I always enjoyed Kate Klise. 6mo
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1. Sometimes I pick a lot of overly complicated books and my brain gets tired, so I have to read something simple fun or trashy lol.
2. Ken Follett, Harlan Ellison, Daniel Handler
3. Lisa See, Margaret Atwood, Ai Yazawa
@Blueberry #wondrouswednesday

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Happy New Year! Here is my reading list for 2024. Maybe you can see the theme 😛
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Blueberry Lol. Cute 7mo
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SpOoKy 👻
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Blueberry 🫣😱😨👻👽👺 7mo
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October's End | Horrified Press
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Read a lot of weird stuff in October 👻

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Blueberry A very spooked out October. 9mo
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Night of the Mannequins | Stephen Graham Jones
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Mehso-so

Ok so to be perfectly honest I wasn't paying enough attention to the first couple of chapters, which i realize now was a big mistake lol. Because halfway through I was like, wait...what just happened?! But kept trucking along because it's only a 3 hour long audio so figured it'd all wrap itself up soon. And it did...so...SPOILER: This book is not actually about mannequins 😂

Blueberry Lol 9mo
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My Annihilation | Fuminori Nakamura
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Mehso-so

Don't get this on audio lol.
Also this is gonna be a real hot take but I think this story would work better as a movie. Trying to piece together who's who, when the plot is literally about people not being who they say they are, and then throwing in an unreliable narrator, was a bit of a headache 😵‍💫

Blueberry LOL 9mo
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Mehso-so

A fun ride, but definitely did not need to be 14 hours long. Felt a bit dated at times despite being published this summer. The author doesn't seem to know how cell phones work, or what Las Vegas is like. She is also almost 80 years old which might have something to do with it 👽

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Delicate Condition | Danielle Valentine
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Mehso-so

😵‍💫 Don't read this if you're pregnant (or if you want to be).

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Delicate Condition | Danielle Valentine
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🍏 Halloween related things! And apple cider or apple cider donuts.
🍎 Tired 🥱
🍏 Delicate Condition 👶

#WondrousWednesday @Eggs @Blueberry

Blueberry Ooh, spiced caramel apple cider 🍺 10mo
Eggs # 3 😳😱 10mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary!!! 10mo
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I read some weird stuff in August 😅

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Panpan

Picked this up right after finishing the other Cassandra Khaw book (The Salt Grows Heavy) which I enjoyed. Unfortunately this one I did not!! Not enough characters allowed on Litsy to even begin to tell you why. Pan pan pan!

Blueberry So...you didn't like it? LOL 11mo
KateReadsYA I want to read some books by her, starting with the salt grows heavy! 11mo
NataliePatalie @KateReadsYA I liked Salt much more than this one! 11mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Mehso-so

This book has a lot of layers to it, with a lot of different characters, in a lot off different places, in a lot of different time periods. I know it's taboo to say so but it might actually work better on screen lol (upcoming on Hulu, idk when though). Lots of family and generational trauma, but I can't help but feel like some of it could have been avoided if people had just communicated better?!

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The Salt Grows Heavy | Cassandra Khaw
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Body horror!!!

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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In flight reading 🛩

Blueberry Did you finish? 12mo
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Mehso-so

This entire book is so tragic, I don't understand why it's being pushed as a romance novel. The subject matter is tough (domestic abuse) and I understand dealing with these things isn't black and white. But I feel like the author romanticizes it too much which kind of grossed me out. I will say it was very readable, in the way a bad Lifetime movie is watchable. It's terrible and sad but you're glued to the screen to see what happens anyway.

Blueberry Yuck again😧 13mo
rixt I agree!
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Trying this out simply because I've been seeing Colleen Hoover everywhere lately. Only 5 chapters in though and I'm just not vibing with it. Is this really what people find romantic now??? Like just badgering women until they reluctantly agree to sleep with you?

Blueberry Yuck 13mo
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The Penance Stone | Suza Kates
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Mehso-so

Finally finished the book for book club 😵‍💫

Blueberry Yeah, finished!! 13mo
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Latest book mail! People to Follow is an ARC courtesy of Wednesday Books. Where Time Begins was an impulse buy because I saw it on the IG page of a tiki bar I'm going to next month 🍹 😂 Both look like great summertime reads! I love the bright and colorful covers.
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Blueberry 🌺🌋🏝️🐒🍍🧋🍹🛖🇲🇿 13mo
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Finally got my own copy of Smuggler's Cove! It's gonna be a good summer 🍹
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Blueberry Lol 👍🏻 13mo
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Enter the Body | Joy McCullough
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Was looking for something to listen to and picked this up on a whim on Libby!

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Blueberry Are you liking it? 1y
NataliePatalie @Blueberry It's ok. So far it just feels like a retelling of stories we already know, so I'm waiting to see if there's a good twist. 1y
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Mehso-so

This was ok, but not as exciting as I hoped. Maybe cozy mysteries aren't my thing. 6/10.
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Guardian | Nicholas Sparks
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My local library posted a lot of interesting events on April 1st...😂

Blueberry Post another 1y
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Really enjoyed this! Gonna read the next one after bookclub.
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Blueberry Dystopian? hmm. I may have to read it. It's short...less than 200 pgs. 1y
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Amelia's Notebook | Marissa Moss
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I've been trying to do some decluttering lately and found an old box with all my book pins! These are so old hahah. Most of them are from book events I went to. The American Girl pins are driving me crazy because why don't I have Molly?! Or Kirsten? Ugh.
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Blueberry ❤️😄 1y
Blueberry And the tagged book 💛 1y
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Too Many Curses | A. Lee Martinez
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Mehso-so

Didn't love this one, but it's not really my type of story. Feels like you're playing a D&D campaign, so I'd still recommend it to people that like that kind of thing 😂
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I enjoyed this! Definitely wacky, but not as silly as some of his other books. Starts pretty slow, but when it gets there...😳 Deals a lot with family loss, so definitely something to be mindful of if that may be difficult for you ❤️
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It's here! 🎉
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MatchlessMarie I was so tired when I saw this post I kept trying to click borrow like I don‘t remember putting this on hold but lets give it a go 😂😴 1y
Blueberry NataliePatalie I want to read it! 1y
NataliePatalie @MatchlessMarie Awwwe hahahah get some rest!!! 1y
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Too Many Curses | A. Lee Martinez
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1. Everything 😆 Having a good cry and then maybe take a nap 😝
2. Snorkeling 🐟🐠🐡

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Blueberry ❤️ 1y
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Dead Silence | S.A. Barnes
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Happy New Year! 🎉
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Blueberry 💜 2y
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1. I have an Amazon wishlist that I send people if they ask, and it has books on it!
2. I got my husband a cookbook! 🤭

@Blueberry @TheSpineView #two4tuesday

TheSpineView My hubby needs more than a cookbook!🤣🤣🤣 Thanks for playing 2y
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Mehso-so

I liked the first book a lot, and kind of wish they'd just left it as a standalone. This one felt very repetitive and even cringey at times. The audiobook is read by Lin Manuel Miranda, which I did enjoy.

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The Jolly Christmas Postman | Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg
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1. I'm Glad My Mon Died
2. No, but I've had my eye on Once Upon a Book Club. But they don't always have themes I'm interested in and when they DO they always sell out fast 😭
3. The Jolly Christmas Postman 🎄

@Blueberry @Eggs #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thank you for joining in ❤️🙏🏻💙 2y
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Lost internet at work tonight which gave me plenty of time to finish this. Seems like every millennial in the world has this on their shelf right now! The content was sad but her writing style is very readable. While the overarching theme is her mom I felt like this was more about eating disorders than anything; so if that is something that distresses you I'd advise to read with caution.

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Lots of book mail this month!?! And they all sound great. Which to read first...

Blueberry Science fiction LGBT romance on the moon or fantasy mystery in new Orleans. Those two are my choice. 2y
NataliePatalie @Blueberry Andrew wants to read New Orleans too! 2y
Blueberry It has a high Goodreads rating. 2y
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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1. Usually several, like one on audio, one physical and maybe one with my husband.
2. Favorite: Sea of Tranquility
Least favorite: The Luminaries

@Blueberry @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🙏🏻🥳👏🏻 2y
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Trying to finish this bc I like the plot. But I have to say it's tough to get through with how fat-phobic the writing is. The main character wakes up in a different body & literally says "I resemble some grotesque caricature of the human body," then goes ON about it for 10 chapters. I don't think describing a body as fat is an insult (I'm fat! btw). But to harp on about how gross, pathetic & humiliating it must be for a fat person IS insulting.

Blueberry ❤️ 2y
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1. The Poughkeepsie Tapes!!! 😭
2. I don't read a lot of fantasy, but the first that came to mind was The Ocean at the End of the Lane.
3. Black, purple, orange! 🖤💜🧡

@Eggs @Blueberry #WondrousWednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🖤💜🧡 2y
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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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Went on a bookstore date and finally got a copy of House of Leaves! Excited to dive in but tbh I'm not sure if I'm clever enough for it hahah. We'll see!

Husband picked up the new James Butcher novel which he was really looking forward to.

Blueberry ❤️ bookstore dates 2y
b.elschie I feel like that is a sign. 2y
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The Hellbound Heart | Clive Barker
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💁Husband: We should watch the new Hellraiser movie, here, watch this trailer.
💁🏻‍♀️Me: Sure, want to read the book first?
🙎Husband: That sounds fun!
Us, one week later: 😳😵😵‍💫

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ShyBookOwl 😂😂😂 I had a very similar experience a couple years ago. My husband and I realized we weren't sure we'd ever actually seen Hellraiser but I wanted to read the book first. When I was done I had no words, and was like, ummm yeah... we can watch it I guess maybe if u still want 😅 Afterwards, he was like, WHY?! And I was like, at least you didn't read the book!! 2y
NataliePatalie @ShyBookOwl I'm usually really into horror but all the sexual stuff in this book really turned me off! I guess if I'd done any research beforehand I would've figured this out sooner, buuuttt...🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
ShyBookOwl @NataliePatalie I'm with you 💯 It was very uncomfortable 2y
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The Shining | Stephen King
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1. The Shining 👻
2. Drinking coffee right now! ☕️
3. I love fall! Halloween stuff, wedding anniversary, and mom might come visit! 🍁

@Blueberry @rachelsbrittain #weekendreads

Blueberry But it's so hard to let go of summer... 2y
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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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Mehso-so

We read this for bookclub recently. It was ok, but I thought I'd like it more. I like the movie better! 🤫 We had a good conversation about it though which is what bookclubs are about, anyway.
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Blueberry 💜 bookclub 2y
shanaqui Aw, I think the movie and book are so different it's hard to judge which one is “better“. There's so much more Welsh stuff in the book which got cut from the movie... which makes sense, but kinda sucks. 2y
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I enjoyed this book, but I wish I had read The Glass Hotel first. I really liked the Station Eleven references (world building!) and I understand there were also a lot from The Glass Hotel that I didn't pick up on. I'd like to read that soon and then try this one again.
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Blueberry Are they all three a series? 2y
NataliePatalie @Blueberry No, but they take place in the same universe (kind of), and some of the characters in it are from her other books. 2y
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The Luminaries | Susan Dennard
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Mehso-so

Just finished this one. Was seeing lots of hype for it but honestly wasn't super into it? Not much substance, main character wasn't interesting and the only juicy reveal wasn't until the end, but not interesting enough that I'd read another one. Felt very 2010 supernatural YA trilogy.

Blueberry Good short review. 2y
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You Love Me: A You Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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Third book in the YOU series. I thought the first two books were exciting, but this one felt really lackluster. Maybe after two books & three TV seasons it just doesn't feel as fresh anymore. Mary Kay isn't very interesting and the "oh shit" moment doesn't happen til the very end; and when it does the conclusion just falls flat and feels unfinished. It would have made an interesting conflict in the middle of the book rather than an ending.

Blueberry I've never seen or read this series. 2y
NataliePatalie @Blueberry It will remind you to lock all your doors at night 👀 2y
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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Missing my balcony over the ocean 🌊

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