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Readswithcoffee

Readswithcoffee

Joined May 2019

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This is the story of Abigail, her family‘s loss and the lasting impact that loss had on her, her family, and her relationships. I have a feeling this book will garner some negative reviews, but I found it engaging and humorous.

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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane | Kate DiCamillo, Bagram Ibatoulline
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As I was listening, I kept thinking, “Why haven‘t I heard of this book. I would have LOVED reading this to my kids.” Answer: It wasn‘t published until my kids were past that stage. This is a sweet, heartwarming story of a china rabbit learning about life and love. Judith Ivey, narrator, brings the characters to life. A big THANK YOU to @Addison_Reads for recommending this book.

Readswithcoffee P.S. THIS is what I like about Litsy. I‘m fairly certain I would not have read this book without a recommendation. 3d
Addison_Reads I'm so happy you loved it. 💚 I've read this with my nieces and nephews and they loved it too. It's such a heartwarming book. 3d
Addison_Reads @Readswithcoffee I didn't discover this book until I was in my 20s and when I finished reading it I sent it to my mom. She loved it too. It's one of my favorite books to share with people because no matter your age, Edward Tulane is timeless. 3d
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This is a sweet story of a small mouse on a quest. Graeme Malcolm does a fabulous job voicing the characters in the audiobook. A Newbery Medal winner. I‘m looking forward to hearing Kate DiCamillo speak next month.

Addison_Reads I love all her books. Have you read the tagged book? It's one of my all time favorites. 4d
Readswithcoffee @Addison_Reads I have not read it, but I just downloaded it from my library. Thanks for the recommendation! 4d
Addison_Reads @Readswithcoffee I'm excited to see what you think. 4d
Readswithcoffee @Addison_Reads I LOVED THIS BOOK! I hope it is ok that I gave you a shout out in my review of Edward Tulane. I‘m fairly new to Litsy. I apologize if that is a breach of protocol. 3d
Addison_Reads @Readswithcoffee Thank you for tagging me. It's not a breach of protocol at all. I love that you did because I enjoy seeing what others think of books I like. 3d
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1. I like the book reviews. I have read, and enjoyed, several books that I doubt I would have even heard about if not for Litsy.

2. I‘m not interested in seeing posts that have nothing to do with books or reading.

3. To be able to follow a hashtag.

4. I post whenever I have finished a book & have occasionally posted quotes.

5. Read alongs

6. I‘ve only been on Litsy for 6 months, so I‘m still trying to get a feel for how it works.

Sace 2. I'm guilty 😔 3. Oh yes! That's brilliant! 5d
ljuliel Thanks for your answers. Although you‘re a bit newer, your opinion counts just as much as everyone else‘s. I hope you enjoy it here. I like seeing the book review posts too ! 5d
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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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Just finished Notebook 1. This is shaping up to be a good one!

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Things I liked about this book: the three timelines and the information about old books & forgeries. The thing I didn‘t like about this book: the Peter/Amanda romance had too much of a “Nicholas Sparks vibe” for me. So,if you are a Shakespeare aficionado & you like Nicholas Sparks-style romance, this book might just be for you. It just wasn‘t to my taste.

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I like that this story is told by Christopher, a 15-year-old boy who is on the Autism spectrum. He sets out to solve the mystery of what happened to Wellington, his neighbor‘s dog. Overall an enjoyable book, however it did sort of go on and on in one section. This novel definitely gave me an appreciation for the challenges faced by people like Christopher, their parents, and their teachers.

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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. Movie theater popcorn.

2. Yes, especially digitally formatted ones. They allow me to “read” many more books than I otherwise could.

3. A trip to Austin, TX.

4. Two.

5. Blue.

#friyayintro

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1. Tagged my favorite even though I no longer live in that city.
2. At least once a week.
3. Books on CD, occasionally a DVD, and many digital books, audiobooks, & magazines. The coolest things to “check out” at my current library are packets of seeds to plant. No, you don‘t have to return the seed or the produce. 😉

#getlibrarycarded

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This book is amazing! It was quite a serendipitous find for me. In reading “When Books Go To War,” I learned this was one of the most popular Armed Service Edition books ever published, so I decided to give it a go and I‘m glad I did. What a gem. Set at the turn of the 20th century, it tells the coming-of-age story of Francie Nolan. Charming & honest.

TrishB Loved this too 👍🏻 2w
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Glad I finally took the time to listen to this classic novel.

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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I appreciate the unique premise of this book. This post-WWII historical fiction novel tells the story of two women who helped create the wedding gown worn by Princess Elizabeth in 1947.

Jaimelire I really enjoyed this one. 2w
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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell
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Historically I‘ve not been much of a YA fan, but Rainbow Rowell is helping change that. This is a cute story. I would think the graphic novel format would be very appealing to YA-aged readers. I imagine it could get some “reluctant readers” hooked on books!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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1. I would start with this one & then recommend all his other books.
2. Absolutely!
3. I‘d rather eat it hot.
4. 7.5
5. @howjessreads This was fun.

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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This book is one of the reasons I appreciate Litsy. It is unlikely that I would have been drawn to this book. However, because of the reviews on Litsy, I decided to give it a listen and thoroughly enjoyed it. This novel is set in England in 1612 and revolves around an actual event - the Pendle Hill witch trials. Thanks, Littens!

veritysalter It‘s on my TBR pile for November 3w
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The Family Next Door | Sally Hepworth
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I enjoyed this story about a neighborhood full of people with secrets. It reminded me of Big Little Lies, which I liked immensely. This is my second Sally Hepworth novel and I have reserved more of her books at my library.

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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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This book broke my heart. It is the journey of a brilliant woman who is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer‘s. A good telling of a terrible event.

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is a story of strong women dealing with life‘s tragedies and joys. Thanks @lakesidebookworm for posting this book! I had never heard of it before. The cover on yours was much more intriguing than my library‘s copy. Advice to future readers: Don‘t read beyond the first two paragraphs on the flap of the dust jacket. It gives away too much of the storyline.

rubyslippersreads ❤️ Lorna Landvik‘s books. (Plus she‘s a #BetsyTacy fan! 😊) 4w
lakesidebookworm Love that you enjoyed it so! I too am learning how to “not judge a book by its cover” 😜 3w
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I liked the premise of this book - retired Sherlock Holmes meets young, sharp-minded Mary Russell and she becomes his pupil. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you will probably like this book. If not, this book probably won‘t make you change your mind.

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This is a nonfiction account of the development of the Armed Services Editions (ASEs) - books provided to those serving in the United States military during WWII. The impact of ASEs on the lives of the soldiers was beyond anything I would have ever imagined. I learned a lot.

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Very interesting book about a doctor during her training to become a medical examiner. You probably should skip this one if you have a weak stomach regarding medical descriptions. However, if you can handle the “yuck factor,” it is a great read.

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This is a GREAT (and TRUE) quote! “Minor surgery is surgery someone else has.”

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Fascinating historical fiction book about the matrifocal society on the island of Jeju (Korea). The female sea divers, known as haenyeo, dive while holding their breath in order to harvest various forms of sea life which they sell to support their families.

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Very interesting so far, but definitely not for the faint of heart.

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The Lido | Libby Page
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A heartwarming story of a young reporter and her elderly friend who attempt to save their community swimming pool, The Lido.

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This series is so GOOD! Armand Gamache is a fabulous character. I hope the four Cadets introduced in this book show up in future books. This particular book is one of my favorites of the series.

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Good audio book about women helping women. Deals with the issue of domestic violence.

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The Lido | Libby Page
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I‘m only 27 pages in & I am hooked. This is a great phrase, “...before she caught the infection of self-consciousness...”

Itchyfeetreader Loved this book - enjoy 1mo
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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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This is another great murder mystery by Anthony (Don‘t-call-me-Tony) Horowitz. I am a big fan of the Daniel Hawthorne series. I look forward to the next one...There WILL be a next one, right, Tony???

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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I really liked the audio version of this book. A feel good story with a twist.

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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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So excited to get this from the library already.

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Based on a true story. I stand in awe of the concentration camp prisoners who were so brave in such inhumane circumstances.

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“...this girl who has a battered present and a dark future.”

This is such a poignant turn of phrase to describe an Auschwitz prisoner. It struck me as being heart-wrenching & hopeless.

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Just saw this hashtag today #agathachristieclubr2. My library has the audiobook available, so I‘m listening to it now. I am excited to see how this works!

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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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I almost NEVER reread a book. However, I just re-listened to “The Word Is Murder” in anticipation of the sequel, “The Sentence Is Death.” I actually liked it better this time because between ‘listens‘ I have watched several of the TV shows referenced in the book. It wasn‘t essential to the plot, just made it more fun. Looking forward to the sequel!

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Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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Giving this a quick re-listen while waiting on “The Sentence is Death” to become available at my library.

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Great line!

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For someone who doesn‘t read many YA books, I‘m on a roll. This is my second in a row. I‘ve seen many positive reviews about this one. The premise is intriguing.

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Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell
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This is a great YA book. Author Rainbow Rowell nails teenage angst, first love, and the tension in Eleanor‘s home life.

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Eleanor and Park | Rainbow Rowell
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I don‘t read many YA books. This one is really good so far...

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As my twenty-something daughter would say, this book has all the feels. I laughed, I cried. Very relatable, especially the mother/teenage daughter relationship & the ending. It‘s official, after this book, Kristin Hannah is now one of my favorite authors.

jillrhudy She‘s super popular at the library! 2mo
shellleigh33 She is my one of my favorites!! Not sure if you knew but this book has a sequel to it. 2mo
Readswithcoffee @shellleigh33 Thanks for the heads up. Is it as good as Firefly Lane? 2mo
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Readswithcoffee @jillrhudy There have always been holds on her books at my library! 2mo
shellleigh33 I thought it was but of course I love all her books so my opinion may be just a little bias 😉. I have yet to find any of her books to be bad. She was one of the first authors I recommended to one of my best friends that was a non-reader and she turned her into a reader. She ended up reading just about all her books in a year. 2mo
Readswithcoffee @shellleigh33 That sounds like a great recommendation to me👍🏻 2mo
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Yes! Another great mystery novel by Louise Penny. She needed to redeem this series for me after “The Long Way Home.” Thankfully, this one does and I continue to be a big fan of Chief Inspector Gamache.

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This audiobook was very enjoyable during a long road trip.

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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Author Sandie Jones is really good at the plot twist!

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I liked the premise of this book. Great twists!!!

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I liked this book. The level of intrigue was just right for me. It kept me guessing!

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Well, I finished it. Definitely my least favorite book of the series. I‘ve decided I really can‘t relate to the excessive angst felt by several of these creative characters. A little angst goes a LONG way with me. On a positive note, the narration of this audiobook is excellent. Looking forward to moving on to the next book in the series!

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Ugh! I have liked every Inspector Gamache book I have read up until now. I‘m two-thirds of the way into this one and it is a let down. I‘m hoping there will be a great ending to redeem it.

JamieArc Oh no! This one is next on my list! 3mo
MallenNC I did not like this one either, but I felt the series got better again with the next books. I still have one more to read, not counting the next one that is coming out soon. 3mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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What a GREAT book!!! This is a story about firefighters, courage, doing something because it is the right thing to do, and forgiveness. We all need more forgiveness in our lives!

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I‘m pretty sure it‘s a good sign when you like the dedication!

Sassiekat I always read the introduction comments.. I agree that it's a really good indication of how good a book will be! 3mo
keepingupwiththepenguins I love this so much! My favourite dedication of the year 😍 😂 3mo
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