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RebeccaRoo7

RebeccaRoo7

Joined March 2018

I run on coffee, books and art. Follow Me: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/13303552-rebecca
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The Brokenhearted by Amelia Kahaney
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Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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"And he wondered, if love followed them through lifetimes, did hate also follow?"

Baking ham & cheese sliders for a work party while also attempting to get my reading in this morning. Wad able to get a few pages in before it was time to get ready for work. Love the very Agatha Chrisitie-like writing in this novel. I'm wondering how the title fits into this story.

#mystery #summer #modern #detective #baking #morning #readKY

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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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I had a little visitor hop up in our yard while I was enjoying a new read yesterday evening. He was undoubtedly thinking about all of his TBR books. 😄

#nature #mystery #gamache #summer #rabbits #eveningreading #thriller #suspense #readKY #outside #nice #relaxing

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Fun read so far!! Perfect for summer! Definitely not what I was expecting when I picked it up at the bookstore.

#serialkillers #love #romance #readKY #cats

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I'm doing a genre-of-the-month book exchange this year with a lovely co-worker, and June's genre was #ChickLit. I've taken these months as an opportunity to pick books that I wouldn't normally pick up in a store. This novel by Heras is a sweet, delightful read. It's definitely a fun and easy #beach read.

#vacation #bookexchange #romance #cats #lighthearted #crime

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The Bridge | Jane Higgins
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Banksy is always needing and looking for attention. My favorite time of the has become our bedtime when he wants to snuggle while I'm reading.

#science #fiction #catsoflitsy #Banksy #young #adult #summer #bedtime #goodboy

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Braiding Sweetgrass | Robin Wall Kimmerer
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Not That Kind of Girl | Lena Dunham
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I'm a sucker for cute little illustrations in books. The simplest image can add so much to the story.

#illustrations #art #gates #whimsy

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Not That Kind of Girl | Lena Dunham
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There's nothing like going to your nearby bar/wine bar alone and enjoying a good read. The first part of this book is hilarious and completely raw. Still working on finishing it...hopefully this weekend.

#nonfiction ##readKY #spring #2024 #March #readalone #bestseller #women

lazydaizee Sounds like fun. 3mo
RebeccaRoo7 @lazydaizee it was okay. The first part was good and made me laugh out loud several times. 3mo
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Cute love story. Perfect for those readers who like "The Summer I Turned Pretty" and cozy little romances. I will say the main characters could be a little annoying just because I felt like there was so much back and forth about their prospective relationship. But then again, I remember how it was to be a teenager and have super low confidence when it came to relationships. A good book for teens to read.

#ya #lovestory #college #relationships

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The Good Husband | Steve Frech
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I think this is the 2nd or 3rd Frech novel I've read and have never been disappointed. His writing is always fast-paced and twisty. Some audiobooks I've listened to have not had the greatest performers, but the narrator for this novel was fantastic. He did a great job with differentiating between characters.

#thriller #audiobook #family

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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I will always be biased when it comes to reading any gothic tale. Loved this novel! Full of evil/vengeful spirits, a horrible man, history, witches, and a creepy estate. The only sad part was when it came to an end. I appreciated the headstrong heroine. I would hand this book to anyone who enjoys stories that have the potential to keep you up at night with a bit of history thrown in.

#Gothic #history #creepy #ebook #Mexico #chilling

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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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What do you do when you're ill and have taken the day off from work? You read and get all of the cat cuddles!

#catsoflitsy #sickday #cuddles

RaeLovesToRead Get well soon 💕 4mo
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"No one knows who invented the fire hydrant. The patent was burned in a fire."

#shortstories #realistic #fiction #coolcovers #collections #contemporary #adulthood

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Listening to this book made me think of my granddad, who was a watchmaker. He worked as a Timekeeper for a railroad station located in my small hometown in Kentucky. At the time of his death, when he was 87, we found 5 clocks he was working on in his workshop. There was even a beautiful German cuckoo clock waiting to be delivered back to its owners. This book covered so much material but was so enjoyable. I will end up buying the hard copy.

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan

It wasn't his style to go after girls in such an obvious way.All his life, he had never needed to chase after women. They had always given themselves freely to him, starting with his older brother's girlfriend when he was fourteen. Technically,Astrid had made the first move, so he didn't mind going after her. Andy's talk about her being 'out of his league' really irked him, & he thought it would be fun to bed her, just to shove it in Andy's face.

RebeccaRoo7 I used up too much space. These kinds of characters in books just really get under my skin and make me feel icky. 5mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Gandalf wasn't trying to cuddle while I read this morning. He just wanted food.

#catsoflitsy #realistic #romance #fiction #morning #quiet #spring #readKY

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What else is there to do on a snowy winter day? Delirium has been on my #TBR list for a while. I got a good deal from Google Play a few days ago and decided to purchase the #audiobook. Finishing a #puzzle and listening to a #good #book made for a perfect activity.

#romance #dystopia #ya #readKY #winter #2024 #january #snow

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On my run today in our neighborhood, I passed by a Little Free Library and had to take a peek. While rummaging through the shelves, I found this book and knew it was meant for me. I ended up finishing my 4 miler all while gripping my new treasure in my hand. I must add that I love the fact that my shoes and this book matched!

#run #readKY #littlefreelibrary #treasure #nonfiction #manners #sass #crazybooklady

Yuki_Onna 🤩 This is so meant for you! 6mo
RebeccaRoo7 @Yuki_Onna That's exactly what I thought!! 😄 6mo
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Mrs.: A Novel | Caitlin Macy
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An espresso martini and a good societal drama - Yes, please! One thing I have learned over the past few years is that going to a bar or restaurant by myself to read is absolutely freeing. Coffee shops are a little different...most people go to coffee shops to read.

#espresso #martini #winebar #drama #dysfunctionalfamily #scandal #readky #December #lastreadof2023 #retribution

Yuki_Onna 😋🖤👏 6mo
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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Started The Cartographers as I was working on a Christmas puzzle.

#mystery #puzzles #maps #antiques #audiobooks #readky #December #Christmasspirit

GondorGirl I loved this book! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. 7mo
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Twilight | Stephenie Meyer
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Listening to this relaxing audio reading of Twilight has been wonderful. I needed something nostalgic for some comfort, and this was perfect!

#nostalgia #vampires #series #audibook #asmr #sleepy #bedtime

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GET THIS BOOK!!

If you like #truecrime #murdermysteries #wordle #clue #puzzles and being a #detective - you need this in your life. Some puzzles take a simple moment to solve, while others are more challenging.

I sit down with this book when I need a brain break or when I need a challenge. It's even better if you solve one with a friend or a group of people.

CogsOfEncouragement I keep meaning to play this online. 8mo
RebeccaRoo7 @CogsOfEncouragement I've tried to play online, but find that I do much better with the book. 8mo
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The Vanishing | Wendy Webb
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It was a beautiful night for a campfire. I took advantage of the clear, crisp night by having a glass of Fireball and Dr. Pepper and a good ebook.

#fall #readKY #night #creepy #hauntedhouse #fire

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Any other Android users having issues with the Litsy app?? It's been acting odd for the past couple of weeks. When I try to find it on the Google Play store, it doesn't come up, so I can try to update the app. The add text function is working but not like it normally does.

#help

archaeolibrarianologist You may have to re-download. It was removed from the Play Store, but you can find it on third-party sites. Good luck! 👍 9mo
RebeccaRoo7 @archaeolibrarianologist thank you for the suggestion!! 9mo
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The Rose Conspiracy | Craig Parshall
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Even though I've already finished 2 of these 3 books, I couldn't resist posting this picture. I took it a few weeks ago while spending some quiet time in the backyard.

The Agathas series is probably one of my fave series now. They were so FUN to read!

#poetry #poetlaureate #mystery #fiction #youngadult #historical #conspiracies #museum

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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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There's nothing like #kitty cuddles in the morning....or anytime, actually. Should I be cleaning or folding clothes instead? Yes, but it's a rainy morning, and #Mittens climbed up in my lap.

#cats #amreading #summer #rain #childrenslit #yalit #folklore #fantasy #mystery #90sbook #cuddles

RaeLovesToRead Aww, snuggly!!! 11mo
RebeccaRoo7 @RaeLovesToRead Yes!! Super snuggly....under his terms. 😹😹 11mo
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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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The Agathas | Kathleen Glasgow, Liz Lawson
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"The air between us is thick. I tense up.
Missing girls suddenly found. In riverbeds. On the sides of the roads. Bound up in dumpsters."

#mystery #detective #agathachristie #multiplePOVs #missing #girl #youngadult #summer #readKY #amreading #whodunit

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This book gave some very strong #Christie and #Sayers vibes! The story was woven so intricately that I did not see that ending coming. It will constantly have you guessing who the #murderer (or murderers?) are. Slow burn of a book, but the plot thickens and twists just as a Christie novel does. As much as I loved the performer on #audiobook, I just felt like it would be better read in hardcopy. Maybe I'll do that for the 2nd book.

#mystery

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House of Shadows | Darcy Coates
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As much as I would enjoy sleeping in every morning, I still love getting up at 5:00 a.m. & reading for a couple of hours before work. Darcy Coates is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I'm not even a huge fan of #horror, but I've come to favor her #atmospheric writing style. When work has become so busy, I love getting lost in the setting of a #novel, and the two novels I've read by Coates do just that.

#morning #reading #darkness #KY

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The Bookseller: A Novel | Cynthia Swanson
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"I wait, browsing the stacks, thinking that the library is both the bookstore‘s enemy and our friend. They have everything here—why would anyone ever need to buy a book? On the other hand, there is nothing like the library to awaken a reader to the endless possibilities of the written word."

#summer #mornings #beautiful #dreams #readKY #redsky #ebook #life #memories #dreamworld #realistic #fiction #marriage #children #bookstore

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What a fun mystery novel! The fast-paced narrative kept me entertained on my hotter-than-heck 6 mile run yesterday. I've always adored Fiona Grace novels.They never disappoint! Especially when I found this one free on Play Books.

#1920s #cozy #mystery #murder #book1 #series #free #historical #fiction #run #summer #atmospheric #femaledetective

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Roverandom | J. R. R. Tolkien
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"I was the first dog that was ever called Rover, thousands of years ago-so you must have been called Rover after me! I was a Rover, too! I never would stop anywhere, or belong to anyone before I came here. I did nothing but run away from the time I was a puppy; and I kept on running and roving until one fine morning - a very fine morning, with the sun in my eyes - I fell over the world's edge chasing a butterfly."

#fantasy #childrens #dogs #art

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"This is a house that hasn't seen a new soul in half a century. The walls are saturated with her; the floorboards are worn down from her feet; the very air continues to carry her presence after her death."

#vacation #haunting #beachread #morning #coffeetime #summer

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Blue is for Nightmares | Laurie Faria Stolarz
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"Gram used to say that in order to have insightful dreams, you need to be brave enough to accept the consequences."

#magic #firstbook #ya #mystery #spells #series #murder #spring

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White is for Magic | Laurie Faria Stolarz
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Blood Red Road | Moira Young
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"All around me, the dead are rising. Another leg bone bobs to the muddy surface. Then a skull. A arm bone. They swing lazily. The current grabs 'em an carries 'em away."

#adventure #youngadult #dystopian #hungergames #morningreading #sciencefiction #spring #outside

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I enjoyed this trilogy. 1y
RebeccaRoo7 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It has really captivated me. It's definitely an underrated series. 1y
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Dig | A. S. King
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PT. 2

For the past 2.5 years, my pelvic floor physical therapist has been trying to encourage me to seek mental health therapy again. I am blessed for her persistence and encouragement. Today, I went to my second mental health therapy session since 2018. Pelvic pain and mental health go hand in hand.

#pelvicpain #therapy #sunshine #persistence #trauma

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Dig | A. S. King
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PT. 1 My reward for returning to therapy - sunshine, reading, and a refreshing drink by the river. Several years ago, I felt healed, like I didn't need therapy anymore. My husband had just gotten back from his 1 year deployment in Afghanistan in 2019, and we were planning our wedding. Things were fantastic until I started having severe pelvic pain, which stemmed from trauma related pain due to an abusive relationship I had been in 8 years prior.

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Part 2 of 2 - Cats & Books

Right after Gandalf got up to check out the squirrels running across our porch, Mittens hopped up in my lap. Not much reading was done this morning.

#catsoflitsy #mittens #morningsnuggles #cats #rainyday #catcuddles

RaeLovesToRead Mittens!!!! 💕💕💕 #kittensagainstliterature 1y
RebeccaRoo7 @RaeLovesToRead that's the funniest tag I've ever seen!! They are definitely against anything that diverts my attention. 1y
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Part 1 of 2 - Cats & Books

It never fails that when I have a book open, it doesn't matter if it's lying on the floor or in my lap, one of the boys decides that they need to sit on top of it.

#Gandalf #catsoflitsy #amreading #spring #gloomyday #youngadult #fiction #readingclubsponsor

RaeLovesToRead Hello gorgeous kitty!!! 🥰🥰🥰 1y
RebeccaRoo7 😁 1y
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HIDDEN VALLEY ROAD. | ROBERT. KOLKER
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Enjoying this nonfiction title during a quiet day at work. Did the father in this story make anyone else discontented or frustrated?

#museum #work #nonfiction #schizophrenia #understanding #medical #mentalillness #spring #art #dysfunctional #family

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The Good Daughter: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Felt gross all night, so I had to take a sick day today. We all know what that means, hot tea, a good book, and a floofy cat for comfort.

"Sam used the upper-right section of the footage. 'It's not right. The angle doesn't work.'
'What angle?' Ben asked.
'This.' Charlie pointed to the shadow. 'It looks like a spider's leg to me, but Sherlock Holmes over here sees a hound in the Baskerville.'"
#catsoflitsy #Psychologicalthriller #sickday #sisters

CBee Nothing like a floofy cat 🐱😊 1y
RebeccaRoo7 @CBee Absolutely THE best! 1y
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Loving this cozy book so far!! Sherlock Holmes and a 15 year old female detective? Yes, please! I'm really enjoying King's writing; almost every chapter is a different case that Holmes and new apprentice, Mary Russell, solve. Very #heartwarming novel and #comingofage story. Detective stories that have happy and resolved endings just fill me with such joy and comfort.

#adultliterature #deduction #solve #humor #historicalfiction #Holmes #queenbee

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"Calm water doesn't need more water -- you need wind to move your sail."

#wisdom #romance # mafia #marriage #adventure #ebook #brutalbirthright #bookone

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Without Merit: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I'm always a fan of a good book and a good drink. The only ever experience I've had with Hoover's writing was Verity. I wasn't sure what to expect. I was delightfully surprised that this was nothing like Verity since I wanted something light and easy to read. There are times when it makes you laugh and then times where it makes you feel all the feelings. It hits you deeper than you feel like it should.

#perspective #fiction #winter #family #love

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The Marriage Plot: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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IT'S SUNNY TODAY!! After so many gloomy and rainy days, it's nice to see some sunshine. I'm currently sitting on the floor by our backdoor so that I can soak up all the sun since it's still so windy and bitterly cold.

#readKY #adultliterature #sunshine #marriage #winter #bright #fiction

Prairiegirl_reading The weather is very similar where I live. Thankful for the sun finally but wow is it cold!!! 🥶🥶🥶💨💨💨 1y
RebeccaRoo7 Is it ever!! We had rain and gloomy days for like a week or 2. 1y
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These Shallow Graves | Jennifer Donnelly
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I listened to the audiobook and was not impressed. I felt like the performer read so fast, especially with the dialog. It was the first time I've ever had to change the reading speed, and it still felt way too fast.

I have always enjoyed reading Donnelly's books, but this one was NOT my favorite, and it was rough to get through. The romance aspect was odd, and it could've been 200 pages shorter. It did have a twist near the end.
#mystery #ya