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Joined December 2017

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
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😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

Ruthiella 😹😹😹 4d
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Not the funniest humor book ever, but it was just irreverent enough to inspire a few chuckles. Plus, cats. 🐱 Liked the cartoons, factoids, and frequently asked questions sprinkled throughout.

#nonfiction #humor #cats

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Deep Fried Trouble | Tyora Moody
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Loved having a recent retiree be the star. After finding the body of an estranged friend, our intrepid heroine decides to solve the crime. It is Christian fiction, but while she‘s a regular church goer and prays it‘s not too heavy on messaging and it fits Eugeena‘s character. A hint of romance, getting to know her newer, younger neighbors, a bit of family drama, and health concerns made this a fun cozy. Plus there‘s a dog. 😂 Good series starter.

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Bailedbailed

I loved the cover and the blurb. Format wasn‘t for me. It sounded good, but I just couldn‘t get into it. Maybe the print copy isn‘t the right medium and perhaps one day I‘ll try the audio. As it is, time to move on.

#unpopularopinion

ChaoticMissAdventures Oh, yeah, try it on audio! Like Daisy Jones the format is much better on audio, it has a multi cast and they are all great. 4d
SW-T @ChaoticMissAdventures Good to know! Thanks. 🙂 4d
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Admittedly started off slow for me, but once it picked up I liked it. She discussed feeling nerdy because she liked classical music (and played the French horn), enjoyed museums, and fell in love with reading. What‘s not to like about any of those things? Liking music, art, and literature makes you cool in my book. Enjoyed her journey learning to find success by being herself instead of conforming to industry standards.

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The weekly meal plan chart and shopping lists were really good. Lots of interesting recipes, all carefully balanced to give you the most nutritional benefits. Love that both authors are nutritionists focusing on vegetarian and vegan recipes. The lentil sloppy joes and the basil watermelon spritzer made a nice summer dinner with a side of apple slaw. Guests enjoyed as well and no one missed the meat.

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Most definitely “b”. 😂
Can you ever have enough books? 🤔

#humor

Weisubei Never 😂😂 7d
CoffeeNBooks 😂🤣😂 7d
Zoes_Human 😂🤣 7d
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The audiobook was awesome and really brought Bug to life. Bug was a great character. Seeing how everything was coming due all at once and what he was willing to do to save his family and business gave us great insight into his character. It was those same things that also put them most at risk. Liked the ending as he realized who he was, and didn‘t want to be, but also struggled to figure out if he could change.

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Crazy Stupid Bromance | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Mehso-so

It wasn‘t bad, but it was also my least favorite in the series. Sounds odd, but Alexis was just too nice, and too forgiving and also rather naive. Cat cafe idea was cute, and liked the support offered to survivors. Maybe some of the newness of the series wore off for me. Still like the idea of guys using romance novels to figure out their own relationships, but this one didn‘t work as well for me.

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😂😂😂

#humor

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1w
IamIamIam 🤣🤣🤣 We all have that one book!!! 1w
SW-T @IamIamIam Definitely! 😂 7d
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The Woman in the Library | Sulari Gentill
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I liked it. The story within a story unfolded nicely, even as the story took its twists and turns. Towards the very end it felt a bit rushed, but overall it was enjoyable. In a way, the story within a story got stronger as the outer story between the two writers unveiled itself and you saw the input and tips given to the writer who was creating it. Wondered how much of the feedback, if any, would get incorporated and if it would tip the scales.

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Mehso-so

I‘ve enjoyed the other Phaedra Patrick books I‘ve read and while this one was okay, it seemed to lack the warmth, charm, and humor of her other books. Ironically it made me think of the heroine Liv critiques to Essie. Interesting concept, and Liv was fine, but that special spark was missing. Though it explored personal growth, and following dreams, you knew it would all work out so there wasn‘t much suspense.

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This was a really good read. Learned a lot. Had no idea how complex and restrictive assisted dying could be, and though some sources of pushback weren‘t surprising, others were. A complicated subject, but it provided a lot of facts in a compassionate manner, without being sentimental.

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Exercise is good for you. ☺️

AmyG Ha! 2w
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So true! 😂😂😂

#humor

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Library humor never grows old. 😂😂😂

#humor

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Psalm for the Wild-Built | Becky Chambers
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A quiet, thoughtful, contemplative read about purpose, identity, nature, and productivity that‘s also inclusive. Really liked Dex and Mosscap and look forward to seeing more of them. Preordered the sequel.

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Finished all of the shown books recently. Loved the tagged. Amazing memoir. Have the book, but also listened to the audiobook version. Loved how Michelle spoke so frankly about her relationship with her mother, her food memories, her heritage, sense of belonging, and career struggles. Finally achieving the success she‘d hoped for after her mother died was bittersweet. This one was hard to put down.

#memoir

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Not the most cheerful read, but informative and at the end also hopeful. It‘s amazing how much influence the pharmaceutical industry has on the healthcare system.

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Mehso-so

Overall, I appreciate the concept but wasn‘t really inspired by the recipes. This one just wasn‘t for me, though I‘m sure someone else will enjoy it more.

#cookbooks

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Sooo…a couple weeks ago most of my holds came in. When it rains it pours. 😂😂😂Been making my way through an interesting selection.

#ChallengeAccepted #libraryhaul

Ruthiella I don‘t dare put more than four on hold at a time. What a stack! 👍 2w
SW-T @Ruthiella Usually they come in a couple at a time. Guess the stars were aligned or something. They‘re keeping me busy though, so not gonna complain (too much 😂). 2w
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Losing the Girl | MariNaomi
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Bailedbailed

Umm…no. Tried, couldn‘t get into it. Set it aside. Tried again. Didn‘t like it. Skipped ahead…bailed. Think I spent too much time on it, but finally walked away. Free borrow from #Hoopla so don‘t feel too bad.

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There are a lot of creative ideas in this one. When you‘re in the mood for eggs, you‘re bound to find something you‘ll want to try. Love the tips like steaming instead of boiling to get easy to peel eggs every time. There are even drink recipes.

*picture courtesy of author website.

#cookbook #cookbooks

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Loved this Beauty and the Beast retelling. Izzy and Beau were fun to read about. Enjoyed how Izzy grew more herself as she helped Beau find his voice and write his memoir. Hard call, but might be my new favorite Guillory, and she‘s written some good books!

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Amari just wants to find her brother. She‘s willing to do whatever it takes to find him and is tired of being underestimated by the people around her. A fun supernatural romp full of magicians, fairies, aliens, and other supernatural creatures.

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The goal of Lainey's drawings is to honor women‘s personal life choices. "I also want to celebrate diversity in all ways — body, looks, personality, race, culture, preferences, hobbies, etc. — instead of labeling things as right or wrong because of limiting societal expectations and stigmas."

https://www.instagram.com/lainey.molnar/
(@lainey.molnar)

#positivity #thinkpositivebepositive

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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The Kindest Lie: a Novel | Nancy Johnson
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There were a lot of elements that I generally like in a book, but this one wasn‘t for me. I wasn‘t crazy about either narrator and just found it hard to stay fully engaged. Ended up skimming in places, though I did finish because I wanted to see how things got wrapped up.

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A novel approach to racy books. 😂

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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Yes. Have a small one now.

2. Herbs, jalapeños, tomatoes, and strawberries. Had a grape vine but it died last year after an extended freeze in our area. Also lost a jasmine vine that year.

3. Will Allen‘s Good Food Revolution and
Erin Benzakein‘s Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🪴👍🏼 1mo
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A Familiar Sight | Brianna Labuskes
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Between paper and audio it‘s been a productive reading month so far. Liked the tagged about a nonviolent psychopath helping the police with a case involving a young violent sociopath. Wasn‘t perfect, and had a couple spots that seemed a bit off, but overall the story was interesting enough to keep me reading and wondering how Labuskes would wrap things up. Use of multiple perspectives, and going from past to present events, kept things moving.

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Survival of the Thickest | Michelle Buteau
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Interesting story about her career, family, weight struggles, breast reduction, dental issues, relationship trials and successes, meeting her hubby, IVF treatments, and surrogacy. Very open, honest, heartfelt, and humorous memoir.

#nonfiction #memoir

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“Readers can get their hands on books for free and get paid to read them while WordsRated can produce more studies that will hopefully have an impact on publishing, writing and books as a whole."

Article about the program:
https://www.newsweek.com/read-books-company-pay-cash-novel-finish-1705684?amp=1

To apply:
https://wordsrated.com/bibliophile-at-large/

Good luck, Littens!

Jemgirl2014 I‘ve been looking for a gig like this! Thanks! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I saw this earlier today and applied. What a fun find! 2mo
SW-T @Jemgirl2014 You‘re welcome. 😊 Good luck to you! 2mo
SW-T @Hooked_on_books Good luck! 🍀 2mo
Jemgirl2014 @SW-T You too! 🍀🐞🍀🤞🏾 2mo
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Yes, if you‘re reading this, it means you. 🥰

#positivepost #positiveenergy #positivity

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Doing a free trial on Audible and while browsing spotted Haunt the Johnsons by Mandee Johnson, Joel Mandelkorn, Jude Tedmori, and Alex Hanpeter. An over-achieving teenager in New York City accidentally becomes a medium and starts to crack from seeing ghosts everywhere. Her parents move her to a small town….and a haunted house. It was a fun listen.

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Love this selection of titles.🥰

Indie Book Awards: the shortlist has been revealed and it‘s full of summer holiday reading material

https://www.stylist.co.uk/books/best-books-summer-2022/659560

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Lovely post - enjoy!

“There are so many personal benefits of reading – no matter the genre. They can provide you with purpose, uplift your mood, give you new energy, help you through a difficult time or step away from one for a bit, connect you with someone in a situation just like yours or bring you into a new world you didn‘t know existed. They bring a sense of comfort and wonderment.”

https://www.jctarpbooks.com/get-lost/why-reading-is-cool

Zoes_Human What if you're already a book-sniffing, feral librarian? (Asking for a friend 😳) 2mo
SW-T @Zoes_Human Then “your friend” has no worries! 😂😂😂 2mo
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Canada‘s first romance only bookstore opens. Online only for now. Looks like they have a wide, and pretty diverse, selection of titles and authors to choose from.


https://happilyeverafterbooks.ca/

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Defekt | Nino Cipri
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Loved it! I enjoyed Finna and Defekt didn‘t disappoint. I feel like reading both again, back to back. Derek was great and to have multiple versions was even better. Excellent read. ❤️

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Cute cozy. Liked the relationship between Melanie and her grandmother Liza. Good start to a series, especially if you like cozies and ghosts. Will definitely try the next book.

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I‘d heard him mentioned on a history show, but didn‘t know much about him. Saw this at the library and figured I‘d give it a try. Raised in segregationist Mississippi he became a distinguished pilot, founder of the Tuskegee Institute‘s school of aviation, a bold defender of Ethiopia during the 1935 Italian invasion, and, finally, founder of the Ethiopian Air Force. Great for history and aviation history buffs. True success story.

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Bug Spray: A Tale of Madness | Felix I D Dimaro
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Weird, but good! Liked the ending too. Saw the review from @ReadingOver50 and had to check it out.

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LOL! This sounds incredibly familiar! 😂😂😂

#humor

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Hopepunk | Preston Norton
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Short but interesting read on hope punk, novels that focus on hope and redemption. Hope is something we can all use a dose of now and then.

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220113-the-sci-fi-genre-offering-radical-h...

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Enjoyed the dual storylines and how the character‘s backgrounds are revealed. Especially liked all the references to real celebrities of the day, notorious and otherwise, like Capone, Cab Calloway, Oscar Micheaux, Louis Armstrong, and the black Valentino, Lorenzo Tucker. Plot twists kept things interesting.

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😂😂😂

#humor #litsyhumor

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 2mo
wanderinglynn 😆😆😆 2mo
AmyG Ha! 2mo
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Fallen Angels Book Club | R. Franklin James
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Everyone in book club is a white collar criminal. One night they argue about a book and the next day a member ends up dead…killed like the character in the book they read. Interesting premise, and plot, decent writing, but wasn‘t crazy about the actual characters. Might try the next book in the series just to see how it goes.

Nute Too bad about not liking the characters because the storyline sounds so good. 2mo
SW-T @Nute Yeah. For some reason they just didn‘t work for me. Premise was great though! 😂 2mo
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The Weird Sisters | Eleanor Brown
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So I got stuck on the didn‘t get arrested for embezzlement part. Really? But it was the big dark secret for one sister and her reason for coming home and staying there after getting the news about her mom‘s diagnosis. The sisters weren‘t bad, and though I like Shakespeare, the dad only spoke in Shakespeare quotes and it got kind of old after a while. Though it was supposed to show how they were raised. Felt contrived more than eccentric.

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Meet Me in the Margins | Melissa Ferguson
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So if you dated someone for 8 years, broke up, and he was engaged to your younger sister within 3 months, and your parents told you to be supportive, you‘d be living our heroines life. The publisher she works for doesn‘t do “genre” and she wants to write romance novels. She‘s also kind of jaded about relationships right now. Predictable, but also sweet, fun, and hopeful. Enjoyable, lighthearted read overall with some self discovery and growth.

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Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems | William Shakespeare
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😂😂😂

#humor

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I wasn‘t sure what to expect when I checked this one out of the library, but I ended up glad I got it. A thoughtful exploration of how Andre Henry decided to stop arguing with white people who denied racism and it‘s legacy. Just day to day interactions and their implications. Not protest rallies and parades, but holiday gatherings, workplace interactions, and other daily activities. He reconsidered his connections to both white and black friends.

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