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PerksOfBeingABookworm

Joined January 2017

Wife. Sociologist. Dog mom. I read fiction, non-fiction, anything sociological, and YA. Representation matters 🏳️‍🌈✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
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I'm Just a Person | Tig Notaro
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Tig Notaro takes us through the hardest year of her life. First bronchitis and a sinus infection lead to a deadly bacteria infection. While she‘s recovering, her mom suddenly dies. She goes through a mutually agreed upon break-up. Then she‘s diagnosed with breast cancer and goes through a bilateral mastectomy. At times funny, Notaro‘s book is an account of tremendous loss, but also tremendous strength. 4/5 ⭐️ #queerbooks

readordierachel I really liked this one 3w
Reggie Does she talk about Taylor Dane? I haven‘t read the book but I saw some interview with her and she talked about Taylor Dane and it was hilarious!!! 3w
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Reggie no she doesn‘t. It pretty much centers on her relationship with her mom, almost dying from the bacteria infection, and then getting breast cancer. 3w
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The Upside of Unrequited | Becky Albertalli
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This book is kind of hard to rate... I didn‘t love the main character, but didn‘t hate her. She talked so negatively about herself that it was a little annoying, and that aspect of her character didn‘t really evolve, but wasn‘t brought up anymore. I really liked her family and support network. Overall 3.5/5 ⭐️

PerksOfBeingABookworm While the MC is not a lesbian, Upside of Unrequited is often called a #queerbooks because there are several lesbian characters (twin sister and moms and a couple other). (edited) 3w
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Mehso-so

This was an okay YA #queerbooks . When Rukhsana‘s parents find her kissing her girlfriend, they take her to Bangladesh to set her on the “right path.” The ending was tied together quickly. It was a decent listen, but I wouldn‘t strongly recommend reading it.

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Panpan

I almost bailed twice, but 1.5 hours away from the end it was hard to just give up. The first 30% of the book was cute and fluffy, but then the author tried introducing what should have been two concepts to explore outside of the romance, and then she poorly executed all of the plots she had created. Sana was way too whiny, even by YA standards. Poorly executed storyline + whiny annoying protagonist = 2⭐️ review

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Mehso-so

I finished listening to this on my way to work. It was okay. Definitely could have been shorter. I didn‘t see the ending coming, but it still fell flat. It‘s my third mystery genre audiobook in a row; I think I need to switch genres for my next listen.

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Tear Me Apart | J. T. Ellison
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Sarah‘s out of town with friends tonight, so I am having a beer, playing with fire, and listening to an audiobook. This is the relaxing end to a crappy week that I really needed.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I made a mistake... I only brought one book with me to get my oil changed. It‘s never taken this long. I‘m not sure how I‘m going to entertain myself now. This was a great book to read as an introduction to the horror, haunted house genre! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

rachaich I'm about to start this. 1mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @rachaich I thought it was really great! 1mo
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Finished this book on my drive home today. Lie to Me is really predictable. I purposefully do not try guessing the plot twists, because I enjoy experiencing the surprise of the reveals. So if I can guess it without trying, you know it‘s very predictable. But, it was an entertaining listen. I‘m planning to listen to the follow up book, Tear Me Apart.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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There‘s a decent chance I might regret reading this book, considering that I‘m a huge baby when it comes to horror. But it‘s been on my TBR for a while, and I‘m too intrigued to walk away. Plus, it seems like a very fitting October read. 👻

ShyBookOwl So good! I love this cover 💜 2mo
eraderneely I‘m a huge weenie when it comes to horror, and there was only one time I started to get scared. I think you‘ll be ok. 2mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @eraderneely that‘s good to know, thanks! I‘m 100 pages in and very intrigued. 2mo
Buechersuechtling I feel you. I‘m a chicken, too. So, when the going gets rough, know, that I am available to keep vigil with you beside the bedside lamp. 2mo
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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I finished Bringing Down the Duke last night, which meant that I completed my reading challenge! I‘ve read 65 books this year :) 👊🏼📚

inthegreensandblues 👏👏👏👏🎉 2mo
ravenlee Woohoo! Congratulations on meeting your goal! 2mo
Alfoster Yay!👏👏👏👏 2mo
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wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻🥳 2mo
Suet624 Nice! 2mo
Cortg WooHoo! 2mo
Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 2mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 2mo
DGRachel Congratulations!! 2mo
JoScho 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 2mo
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Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 2mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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I finally finished this audiobook today. I really hoped this would be a great read. But oh. my. god Arthur is soooo annoying. He‘s melodramatic, immature, self-centered, and whiny. There were so many “problems” in their relationship that weren‘t actually problems at all. I get that YA novels can be immature, but this was a little too petty. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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I‘m hoping that this month‘s pick is better than the last... I‘ve heard good things about Bringing Down the Duke. 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I‘m in a terrible reading slump right now. I‘m still reading, but everything I read I dislike. With this book I can‘t tell how much of it is slump related and how much is book related. Maggie‘s story hit too close to home. And I decided to call it quits after Taddeo says that Sloane “gave herself an eating disorder.” One does not give oneself a mental illness. Maybe I‘m overreacting, but I found that statement so insensitive.

PerksOfBeingABookworm Maybe I‘ll come back to this book when it doesn‘t feel so raw. But for now, I need to stop reading it. 3mo
Megabooks I really hated this book. I felt her look into these women‘s lives didn‘t sit well with me. 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Megabooks Yes! I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one who feels weird about it. I thought it would be more academic, but it felt like voyeurism instead. What is it adding to our understanding of women‘s sexual desires? 3mo
Megabooks @PerksOfBeingABookworm Yes! It felt almost creepily titilating and pornographic! 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Megabooks I agree! I can handle explicit content; but, this felt unnecessarily pornographic. It didn‘t seem to serve a purpose, which is paradoxical, given the point of the book. 3mo
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Book mail is the best mail! Not only did my #botm choice come this week, but I also got a prize from the last #24in48 readathon. Thank you so much to everyone who does @24in48 I love my new tote bag!

ReadingRachael That tote bag is perfect!!! 3mo
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I have been thinking for a few days about how to review this book. I can‘t fully explain why I really, really disliked Tomboy. It reads as a boring story about one person‘s friendships throughout her life. Her gender identity journey definitely takes the backseat in this book... that is about her gender identity. So much of this book is about Liz working through not being a boy, but not being a girl. Except, she does know she‘s a girl. Cont‘d👇🏼

PerksOfBeingABookworm So this book is marketed as and, for a limited time, seems to be written about a person who lives outside of the gender binary of being a boy or girl. But then at the end, she realizes that there are different ways of performing gender and she‘s just a cisgender gal. I read a whole, boring book hoping to learn about a non-binary person‘s journey, only to read about her friendships and realizations of being cisgender. 3mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm I think Tomboy could have been marketed in a different way. Tomboy wasn‘t at all what I was expecting and the synopsis doesn‘t seem to accurately represent the point of the book. And I find that really irritating. 3mo
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“To borrow a metaphor from the kitchen sink... children form strong opinions easily. They soak up information from their parents, school, and the media and repeat it back to the world. So when you don‘t look or act like what everyone is told is the norm, you get proverbially barfed on a lot.”
This is so, so relatable.

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The Price of Salt, or Carol | Patricia Highsmith
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This book is so hard to review. When Carol was nice, I loved her; when Carol was cruel, she was an ass. Ultimately, I wish the book was from Carol‘s perspective. She was going through so much and I think her heartache and falling in love would have made for a better book. Also, I couldn‘t stop picturing Carol as Cate Blanchett, whom I adore. 3.5/5 ⭐️

TheBookHippie Oh I agree with alllll of this! (edited) 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie I want to sympathize with Carol, and I do. But I would be more sympathetic toward her if I can hear her internal monologue too. Also, I like tortured, flawed characters. 4mo
TheBookHippie @PerksOfBeingABookworm SAME!!!!!! I wanted to hear that dialog in her head!!! There has to be another layer to the story! 4mo
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PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie have you watched the movie? What did you think of it? 4mo
TheBookHippie @PerksOfBeingABookworm I felt like there were parts missing- but it was better than I thought it was going to be. 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie I watched the movie long before I knew it was based on a book. I hated it. But then I rewatched it for a research study I did, and loved it. I‘m curious what I‘ll think of it now that I‘ve read the book. 4mo
TheBookHippie @PerksOfBeingABookworm ahhhhh I‘ve read then watched. Always suspicious because book over movie is usual for me. 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @TheBookHippie I‘m usually the same way. I had no idea Carol was based on a book when I watched it. I just watched Where‘d You Go, Bernadette and it followed the book to a T. It was really good. I‘ve never seen a movie that was exactly like the book. 4mo
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Pulp | Robin Talley
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About 100 pages in and I really like this book. Finally sitting down to relax. It‘s been a rough week for our dog. Trying to figure out how to manage his seizures. A queer book and episodes of Friends should help.

Tonton Looking forward to your review!Best of luck to your doggo. Our Rin had seizures from a brain tumor、too frail for surgery; medication helped for close to a year. Then meds stopped working. Sweetness left us August 1. Hoping all will be well with yours. 💝🐶 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Tonton I‘m so sorry to hear about Rin! We‘re doing an MRI in a few days. Hoping it‘s nothing major. 4mo
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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The character development is what really drives this plot. The narration style was different, told from the perspective of women in the church, following the story of three teenagers. This book included several hard topics (suicide, molestation, domestic violence), which I wasn‘t expecting; but they were handled well. Overall, an enjoyable read 3.5/5 ⭐️

limada I have this in my TBR but it keeps getting pushed back in lieu of other things that seem more pressing. Happy to hear the character is what drives it forward as that's the main thing that keeps me involved in a book. 4mo
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Final time for #24in48 I was hoping for 10 hours, but life kind of got in the way. Hopefully next time I won‘t have so many unexpected obligations pop up. All in all, it was a fun weekend :)

Librarybelle Great job! 5mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Eyelit Nice! 📚👏 5mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 5mo
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Taking a quick break from reading for #24in48 . My eyes need a rest. I‘ve read one novel and three graphic novels so far. After my break I‘ll start this one. I‘m definitely ready for a snack break.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I don‘t have a lot of book merch, but I love the few things that I have 😍 #24in48

BookishJess I have the same pouch 😊 5mo
Cathythoughts I have the same pouch too. I keep in my bag & have surprise treats for my granddaughter in it. We call it “ the treat bag “ 💕💕💕 5mo
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Archie #1 | Mark Waid
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Cup of coffee in Harry Potter mug ✔️
Current read ✔️
Next read as a palate cleanser ✔️
House to myself ✔️

All ready for day two of #24in48 📚☕️📚

Liatrek I love your mug ❤️❤️ 5mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Liatrek thank you! My wife got it for me as a birthday present. It‘s the kind that only shows the design when a hot beverage is inside. 5mo
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Today was so busy I was trying to read in between errands and social obligations. But I managed to squeeze in almost 3 hours. Less than I anticipated, but I don‘t have plans for tomorrow and I hope to keep it that way. #24in48

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About to start the timer for #24in48 I‘ll have to stop for a few hours to work on all of the revision my thesis advisor gave me yesterday. Terrible timing 😩 but for now, I read!

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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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This one‘s hard to rate. It was so well written and the complexity of lies and details was impressive. But it‘s hype worked against itself. I kept waiting for a bigger twist and consequently underplayed the twists that came. I think if I had read it when it first came out, the ending would have been more chilling. Still, the writing and plot nuances were greatly executed.

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I was so tempted by this 3D puzzle of a snitch. If only it wasn‘t $40. 😩

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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Somehow, I haven‘t read this book until now, being several years late to the party. Somehow, I have managed to avoid all spoilers on this book. I know. How is that possible? I don‘t know how it ends or what the big twist is—all I know is it‘s a good one.

CouronneDhiver I‘m with you on that one... don‘t have a clue about the plot here. 5mo
Jillylovesbooks Check out the movie when you are done. Parts of it are slightly different than the book, but they did a good job of bringing the book to life. 5mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jillylovesbooks I just finished reading this afternoon. I‘m considering renting it tomorrow night. 5mo
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This book was adorable, predictable, uplifting, saccharine, and exactly what I wanted out of a book at this exact moment. The dialogue and character development was great. There are some aspects of the plot that were resolved too quickly for real life but I appreciate what the author was doing. My only complaint is the very last sentence. It comes across as trying too hard, it feels trite, and doesn‘t fit with the overall narrative style.

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I agreed to pick my aunt up from the airport, but her flight was delayed until 1 am. Looks like I‘ll be reading for a while... loving this book so far. Leila knows she likes girls and she‘s not ready to tell anyone. Which is fine. Because she doesn‘t have a crush at school...until a new student transfers to Armstead Academy.

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I was on the fence about Sager‘s book. But I loved Last Time I Lied, so I had a hard time resisting this one. I‘m really excited for Three Women!

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Red, White, & Royal Blue will certainly be one of my favorite books this year. This one gets all the pride flags. I loved all the characters, especially Henry. Would definitely recommend this book. It will be a good escape into a more politically inclusive world as we begin these presidential debates. Pictures here are some other queer books in my library 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

HOTPock3tt I can‘t wait to read this one!!! #LGBTQ ♥️ 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈 (edited) 5mo
Blaire Great review! #stacked 5mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love Middlesex too! I read it when I was still struggling to come out and come into myself. It was so helpful and comforting. It‘s one of my favorite books. 5mo
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Does anyone have recommendations for places to visit while we‘re hiking through Mt Zion and Bryce Canyon? I think we‘re spending one day in Bryce and two in Zion. Any good bookstores? Breweries? Restaurants?

Chrissyreadit Zion is my favorite place in this entire country. Have a great time!!! 7mo
Christine Exciting!! I second @Chrissyreadit ‘s sentiments. I have no shopping or dining recommendations, other than that national park gift shops are like my favorite stores ever, and Zion‘s is great! 🤓 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Chrissyreadit thank you! I‘ve never been, I‘m so excited! ☺️ 7mo
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bridge12 If it‘s at all possible to add a day at Capitol Reef National Park I highly suggest it, that‘s my favorite NP and you‘re SO close! If not, you‘re still very much in for a treat! Have the best time 7mo
eraderneely 😍😍😍 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I LOVED Zion!!! My friend and I drove from Vegas. It‘s a ride. You know, Mesquite , Nevada is a cool place to visit, right over border from St George, Utah. If you want to gamble. I love Casablanca hotel...stay overnight, they have a pretty pool. Keep in mind we did this back in ‘09. Not sure if things have changed. 7mo
nelehelen I love love Zion and Bryce! Enjoy!! 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @bridge12 thanks for the recommendation! I was flipping through the book and CR is actually in there! Hopefully we have time to check it out. 7mo
rretzler Both are beautiful parks. We were there about 3 years ago and I can‘t remember any specific places to visit, but it is packed in the summer. I remember we tried to eat lunch in the little town near the visitors center of Zion (I think) and had to wait over an hour at a small cafe for our food and a table. Unless you plan to bring your own food, allow plenty of extra time 6mo
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Given the state of my overall mental health and mid-thesis anxieties, these are probably not the best book choices, let alone best book combo. But... this is what my weekend looks like. I‘m definitely reading Feminasty because of @Riveted_Reader_Melissa posts! ☺️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I hope it makes you laugh at the insanity like it did for me! 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve definitely laughed out loud several times already! 7mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @PerksOfBeingABookworm Yay! That‘s always my fear, that what I find funny won‘t work for someone else. 7mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I listened to an episode of her podcast before buying the book. She‘s certainly funny. It‘s a good book to keep my brain thinking about current events without feeling totally beaten down by the heteropatriarchy. 7mo
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I think someone forgot that they borrowed this book from a library. Does this irritate anyone else?

PerksOfBeingABookworm I write in books (that I own) if they‘re assigned in class or if I‘m using them for my research. But I‘d never write in a library book. And certainly not to this extent. 8mo
Mdargusch That‘s crazy! 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Not right, no consideration. The only way this is ok, is if it was owned by the scribbler and then donated to the library, but I doubt a library would put that on the shelf. I don‘t truly know. Good question for a librarian. 8mo
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Hestapleton I find academic books (kind of like this) to be more heavily marked up because college is expensive and libraries are free. As long as it‘s in pencil, it‘s usually not too bad. And I loved having other people‘s notes to help me out with tricky texts. (edited) 8mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @JanuarieTimewalker13 the book is within the university library system, so I don‘t think it was donated. But it‘s all in pencil, so..... maybe erase it all before you return the book? 8mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Hestapleton I can deal with underlining text, sometimes that‘s helpful when trying to pick out the main arguments. But if you‘re just writing “I agree” or “so true” in the margins, that‘s when I get frustrated. Especially when the author is saying “hey, we should not jump to this conclusion” and the person writes “it‘s obviously this conclusion, though” 🙄 at that point, you aren‘t adding anything useful/helpful to the book. 8mo
wanderinglynn I will write/highlight in textbooks or academic books *that I own*. I would never do this to a library book. 😠 it‘s rude. I‘d probably point it out to the library. 8mo
JSW HUGE peeve, but only with a library book. I write in books I buy and plan to keep, or in a book share where we all agree to write in the book before it goes to the next person. If I think I‘m going to donate or resell it, I don‘t write in it. And I never write in someone else‘s book (unless book share as above). 8mo
LibrarianJen In college I found the underlines and annotations helpful. I don‘t like it in public library books however. Our library‘s policy is to determine if it can be erased or if the book needs withdrawn. 8mo
rjsthumbelina That's so irritating! I would definitely let the library know. I annotate my own books at times, but never a library book! Really selfish 8mo
kamoorephoto Wth. 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Well, I would have to advise the scribbler to take notes, it reinforces everything and would be beneficial to all involved. It is interesting to see others‘ notes but the interest doesn‘t outweigh the defacement. I am the book police, I suppose....hahahahaha...I would probably make a very nice notice and hang it in the library. “Defacement of books is not tolerated here. If you need pen and paper to take notes, they will happily be provided.” (edited) 8mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 And I would follow up with really cute pens and paper that the patrons could keep. There, everyone is happy🖖🏽 8mo
readordierachel Ugh. Why would someone think that's ok?? 8mo
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Have you ever read a book that was only okay, but for what it was, it‘s good? That‘s how I feel about this one... I was hoping for more depth to the topics, but a compilation of comics might not be the best format for the depth I was wanting. Still, the information is well presented and digestible. This weekend was made better by the taste testing day we had, which hosted a few recommendations made by @Jilly6183

PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jilly6183 James, Sarah, and I agreed that TreeHouse was the best. But I also loved Citizen Cider and Article XV. I didn‘t wait around for our “taste testing day,” to try them, so Sarah and James just had to do without 🙈 8mo
Jilly6183 Awesome! Glad you enjoyed them. Treehouse is pretty awesome. 🍻 8mo
Eyelit I just finished this and I totally agree with your assessment 4mo
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Giant Days #1 | John Allison
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Starting this comic series and playing The Office in the background. I‘m quite excited for a quiet night at home.

Clwojick My favourite graphic novel series ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
mdhughes72 You‘re a sociologist too? I‘ve only met one other on here @Christine 8mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Clwojick it‘s quickly becoming my favorite too! 8mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @mdhughes72 I am! I‘ll be completing my MA in sociology this summer. It‘s so cool to meet another sociology litten! ☺️ 8mo
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@Jilly6183 I just got your second package. Thank you so much for everything. I love all of it! The bookmark is amazing! 😍 you have been so generous! Thank you for hosting #bbsredacted It‘s been so much fun swapping books with you ☺️

Jilly6183 Glad it made it! Enjoy! 8mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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Just had dinner with our neighbor and now I‘m about to settle in with a new book and this delicious cider, on @Jilly6183 recommendation. 😍

reluctantangeleno I'm on a cider kick lately! Yum! 8mo
Jilly6183 Yum, enjoy! And I loved that book! 8mo
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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) | Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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This seems like a fitting audiobook to listen to, considering that I‘m building a bookshelf while I listen. It‘s a perfect pairing and a great book so far.

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Queer Books | Edmund Pearson
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Advice appreciated: I am rearranging my shelves and am trying to decide if my LGBTQ+ books should be mixed in with all my other books (which are separated by genre) or if they should be in their own group. Thoughts?

BookHoarder32 How about separate by color? (Rainbow) 9mo
tammysue Own group that way easier to find? 9mo
Bks4Wrms I agree with @BookHoarder32 9mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @BookHoarder32 @Bks4Wrms my hesitation with organizing by color is that I will never be able to find the book I‘m looking for unless I know the color of its spine. 9mo
CouronneDhiver I have about 60 books and love the rainbow shelves set up... You just remember where to look after awhile. 😊 (Same as you currently know to look at a certain section for a mystery, for example) 9mo
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Jill, everything is perfect! I love all of it 😍 the books are so great, I‘m trying to focus on female-written books this year. I love the socks and stickers too. Of course, Linus (shamelessly) felt the need to help open my goodies... he doesn‘t even look sorry about it. Don‘t worry, I read the note before he decided to “help” 🙄 @Jilly6183 thank you for everything 💜 #bbsredacted

Jilly6183 Yay! So glad you like everything. And there's a little more to come (I might be in line at a famous place as we speak). I was away the last few days but will open yours as soon as I get home! 9mo
Jilly6183 Also I love Linus, card eating notwithstanding 😂 9mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Jilly6183 hmm, I‘m intrigued. I can‘t think of any famous places where you might be. Linus (and Julep, our other dog) is pretty easy to love, even when he‘s being ornery. It‘s his cute face. 9mo
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Jilly6183 @PerksOfBeingABookworm Well, I don't know how famous it is to the rest of the country - you can only get it at their tap room in MA. They don't sell it out to bars or liquor stores. I'll tell you more about it with your next shipment! 9mo
mcipher @Jilly6183 Trillium? Treehouse? Am i close?! 😆 9mo
Jilly6183 @mcipher Yes! I won't say which one yet but I will say I got there less than 10 minutes after it opened and I waited in line for an hour and a half 9mo
mcipher @Jilly6183 Are you in the Boston area? I would be so into a beer and book meetup someday - and I‘m less than 2 hours from Boston.... 9mo
Jilly6183 @mcipher Yes! I live in Abington, which is about 20 minutes south of Boston. I was in CT for work the last few days so I took a detour to stop at the brewery on my way home. A book and beer meet up at some point would be great! 9mo
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Gifting | K E Ganshert
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@Jilly6183 I don‘t have a picture of the box, since I had you ship it to my mother-in-law‘s house. (The person who delivers my mail leaves packages on the sidewalk of this busy street we live on that has lots of foot traffic, so....) but your #bbsredacted package did arrive! Here‘s a picture of my grandma‘s flower in lieu of a picture of the box :)

Jilly6183 Oh good! And I already know what the box looks like so I much prefer this beautiful flower! 9mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous!!! 9mo
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The university‘s women‘s studies program is hosting a book club reading of this book. I decided to join because the idea of this book is just so interesting. Manne tackles topics such as distinguishing misogyny from sexism, the backlash against “bad women” and the rewarding of “good women,” and arguing that misogyny is about policing and controlling women. I‘ll keep you posted as I read through this tough, but necessary, book! ✊🏼

PerksOfBeingABookworm Manne also discusses current events, including the 2016 election, and discusses her term “himpathy.” Himapthy refers to the narrative and public reaction that describes perpetrators of harassment and violence against women as the “real” victims. (edited) 9mo
Samplergal Added. 9mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I can‘t wait to hear what you think, this one sounds so good. 9mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This month‘s #botm choice was a no brainer. I loved, loved, loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I can‘t wait to read this one. I‘m sure it will be just as amazing.

Reviewsbylola This would be tempting for me if I didn‘t already have it. Great choice! 9mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Next up! I‘ve been reading so many thrillers and mysteries later that this will either be a refreshing change of pace or slightly jarring. Either way, I‘m excited to see what all the hype is about!

FashionableObserver I am appalled that I haven‘t read this one yet. It isn‘t even in my nightstand stack! Who am I?! 😳 9mo
avgeyer This isn‘t my usual go-to genre but I really enjoyed this, it was a fun read! 9mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @FashionableObserver I just bought the full trilogy a couple weeks ago. Target had a buy two get one free deal that I couldn‘t pass up. So, we‘re both late to the party! 9mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @avgeyer I‘m only 20 pages in, but I can tell it‘s going to be a great read! 9mo
FashionableObserver @PerksOfBeingABookworm How did I miss that deal?! I practically live at Target! 9mo
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I‘m happy to say that I‘ve finally finished my Harry Potter inspired tattoo! I might add more details in later, but for now, this is it. One day I will have a full book-inspired sleeve. 😍

litenthusiast That is incredible. I got my first tattoo last fall and it was a HP tattoo. The artwork is beautiful. 9mo
Redwritinghood It‘s beautiful! 9mo
Stephuhhnieee 😍😍😍😍 9mo
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eraderneely 😍😍😍 9mo
kspenmoll Gorgeous! 9mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @Redwritinghood @Stephuhhnieee @eraderneely @kspenmoll Thank you so much! Fawkes looks better in person... my arm was so red and tired by the end of the session. 9mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm @litenthusiast thank you! What did you do for your HP tattoo? 9mo
litenthusiast I had the word Always tattooed on my arm, but the "A" is the Deathly Hallows symbol. Fawkes is stunning on yours! 9mo
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My wife is finally home from her conference, the house is clean, I‘m all settled in with puppy cuddles and starting a new book. Happy Sunday everyone!

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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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I saw @Librarybelle posted that it‘s Love Your Pet Day, so I thought I would share too. Julep is the black Aussiedoodle and Linus is the white Australian Shepard. We just got Linus three weeks ago, so we‘re all adjusting to our new addition. They both make great reading buddies. They nap, I read 💜

Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
Purrfectpages What great pictures! 9mo
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This book is fun and sweet. I would highly recommend the audio format.... I only read the print version, but it‘s writing style lends itself more to audio. It‘s not a celebrity tell-all. But, if you want to know what a couple cool people named Megan and Nick think about religion, art, music, family, fashion, and more—this is the book for you.

shutterbug_mama I‘m listening to the audio version now and love it! 10mo
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