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SitsWithaBook

Joined January 2019

I read and I know things.
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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Well, this sure starts out creepy!

madamereadsalot1 That sounds so fascinating! Stacked! 2mo
sprainedbrain Oh I just added this one to my tbr! 2mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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A Stephen King fan since junior high. And that was a looooong time ago!

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Ghosted: A Novel | Rosie Walsh
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This book 😱 is going to break my heart, isn't it?

Megabooks 🤐🤐🤐 4mo
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Incredible memoir. We can never forget......Joe remains a man of God, full of joy and grace. May God bless him. I'm so glad he shared his story.

Laura317 I will have to add this. 6mo
IamIamIam Thanks for this great review! While I read a lot about WWII and the Holocaust, I've rarely read memoirs. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more! 6mo
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Pickpick

Fascinating read! Chilling. If you like real life mysteries, I highly recommend.

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke

I just started the tagged book for the May OPL challenge. @Birdsong28

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Panpan

Oh, how I wanted to love this book. So much potential but the poor writing, the cast of ill defined, indistinguishable characters and omg book spoilers force me to pan this one. Ugh.

I did like Sarah and her reflections on reading but the wacky hijinks of the town were a bridge too far.

lynneamch Well said. Audio was even worse, with accents nowhere close to the Iowans I knew over 30 years. My two Iowa native friends who tried couldn't even finish it. Great premise gone awry. 7mo
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Neon Prey | John Sandford
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A go-to author for me going all the way back to the 80s! I'm originally from Minnesota, so I always enjoy the local references. I used to live in an apartment building down the (real) street from Davenport's (fictional) fancy house.

Eta....oops, I fact checked myself. I guess it was the 90s. Eyes of Prey published in 1991.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I love this so much as it speaks directly to a major book title pet peeve of mine. Women being defined in terms of someone else. My local library #opl

Lucy_Anywhere YES - so true. A major peeve of mine is when men are motivated by the death of a saintlike women - either their mother, sister, girlfriend etc... Half the time these women aren't even named. Ugh. 7mo
SitsWithaBook @Lucy_Anywhere Totally agree on that one too! 7mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Only four chapters in and already the dread is almost unbearable. 😒

DeleteAcct This one was heavy. 8mo
Sills I agree a heavy hearted read, but worth the time to read📚 8mo
ShelleyBooksie I loved this book so much 8mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Mehso-so

Just ok. A little too convoluted and clever for its own good. Seemed to take forever to get going, too.

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Delightful! Lovely photos and fun inside scoop.

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A little more than halfway with this one. It's very sweet and charming.

UnabridgedPod I liked this book a lot. ❤️ 9mo
Sschweic This book is adorable!! Really enjoyed it 9mo
BookishClaire Loved it! 9mo
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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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Such a gorgeous book! About to dive in!

Djspens Love the cover! 9mo
SW-T I‘ve seen this but haven‘t read it. Sounds fun. Hope you enjoy - looking forward to your review on this one! 9mo
SheReadsAndWrites My husband read this and LOVED IT! 9mo
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Well this has been engaging. Only about 20% left per kindle's calculation.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Mehso-so

I thought this was just ok. There were a few surprises along the way but sometimes it felt like a bit of a slog.

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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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Bailedbailed

Gave up after reading about 75%. Just never got any traction with the story. Is it worth checking out the others in the series?

my.books.in.squares I thought this was ok and didn't enjoy the second one but have heard good things about 3 and 4 so will keep going with it. 9mo
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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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Oh, I've been eager to read this!

BookishClaire It‘s so good. 9mo
RainyDayReading Just picked this up from my library! 9mo
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Why the Ramones Matter | Donna Gaines
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I was in NYC for a day a couple weeks ago. This was one of my souvenirs. The bookstore in Chelsea Market.

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1. City
2. Beach
3. Snorkeling
4. Home
5. Tagged. Not sure it is "fun" but it's very engaging.
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! ⛺️ 10mo
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How to Walk Away | Katherine Center
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Started this one on the plane. Which, if you've read it, isnt the best place to read it! I guess the plane on the cover didn't really register for me.

t's a nice read. I'm not sure there's a lot of surprises ahead but it's very charming.

wordzie 😁 10mo
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Elevation | Stephen King
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Pickpick

Read this in one sitting per the February OPL reading challenge prompt. I liked it! I couldn't image how he could conclude the story but it worked. Nice little read. @Birdsong28

bookaholic1 I enjoyed this book 10mo
Birdsong28 ❤️📚📖 10mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Stephen King
Michael Connelly
John Sanford
Adriana Trigiani

DGRachel I love Sandford. Connolly is still on my to-try stack. 😬 10mo
britt_brooke Great choices! 10mo
Blueroseis Carol Hedges, Chris Nicholson, Susan Grossey and J C Briggs. 10mo
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Another Japanese mystery.

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Pickpick

This was almost a So-So for me as it initially was not grabbing me. It definitely picked up though and I ended glad I stuck with it.

Bookladylinda I felt the same way when I read this one. 10mo
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1. I bailed on the tagged book.
2. Sweet!
3. Clarence, Ellen, Edmund, Amelia
4. Grease
5. NYC

@howjessreads
#friyayintro

MelissaSue81 I agree on that book. I did finish it, but I couldn‘t get into it and I was so confused by the end. 10mo
MelissaSue81 And my grandmother was Amelia too. 💗. It wasn‘t such a common name. 10mo
Slajaunie It was a pointless read for me. I kept waiting to love it but I did not. 10mo
Perfictionist I just recently read this one. Did not live up to the hype. It started out very interesting but by the third host I was pretty much just like “omg. Just tell me what is going on. I do not want to do this 4 more times.” 10mo
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Bailedbailed

It's times like this I want a spoiler. I tried really hard to engage with this book because it ticks all the boxes. But I just can't get into it.

If anyone cares to point me to a spoiler, I'd be ever so grateful....I read up to page 136 which is waaaaay beyond my usual bailing point.

So disappointed....

MelissaSue81 If I could really understand what happened here, I would spoiler it for you, but I‘m not sure I know. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
Slajaunie I was confused with this book as well. I don‘t think there is a spoiler because I saw no real plot. 10mo
Perfictionist Spoiler alert- it‘s a lot at the end. It turns out that the main character is in a sort of “prison”. He is the only one there voluntarily. There are a whole bunch of prisons all based on unsolved murders. When someone solves it, they are considered rehabilitated for society. But he can‘t leave until he solves it. The woman, Anna, is actually the true prisoner and apparently the worst criminal the world has seen in ages. 10mo
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Perfictionist Her men had killed Sebastian‘s sister (who was some sort of police who actually caught her) so he went into this prison to torture her more or something?? The man in the mask “hunting” them is actually the warden for the “prison” and has been trying to help Sebastian who has relived this thousands of times and has been in there for like 20 odd years or something. 10mo
Perfictionist But after all this he truly believes Anna has changed and wants her to be free too. But mask man says only one can leave. But there was technically two killers. (The real Evelyn was actually her maid) and the woman playing Evelyn was trying to kill her (if I remember correctly) I honestly stopped caring. And her brother was involved at some point with the murder? 10mo
Perfictionist In the end, both Sebastian and Anna leave together and I think he chooses not to get his old memories back or something?? In conclusion, It was a waste of my life. 10mo
SitsWithaBook Omg, @Perfictionist . Thank you so much! I totally made the right decision to bail. Way too gimmicky for me! 10mo
Perfictionist @SitsWithaBook I wish I could be someone to bail but I‘m too stubborn. 😂😂 I seriously have wasted so much time on terrible books 10mo
Bookladylinda @Perfictionist I‘m so like that! I just can‘t bale, I stay with the book and then make everyone miserable with all of my whining! 😂 10mo
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This is what happens when you go to the library hungry! 🤣

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Cuckoo's Calling | Robert Galbraith
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I've had this on Nook for ages. Time to get to it!

Julsmarshall So good!! 10mo
Erofan I love books about Strike! And TV series is great! 10mo
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Newcomer: A Mystery | Keigo Higashino
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Pickpick

I loved this! Kaga is like a grown up, Japanese Encyclopedia Brown. Great fun and I'm eager for more translations of the series.

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Newcomer: A Mystery | Keigo Higashino
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A new Higashino! If you've never read The Devotion of Suspect X or Salvation of a Saint, you are in for a real treat!

sk888888 Good to know! I liked Suspect X. 11mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're enjoying Litsy so far 📖💙 11mo
bookseller_cate Welcome to Litsy! 11mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Bailedbailed

So disappointed. I'm bailing on this one. I felt no connection to the main characters and as a result the sex did not seem sexy at all. Moving on.....I'll sit over here all by myself with my unpopular opinion. Lol.

sixgun I always like it when someone mentions a bail. I bailed on fifty shades of grey. Maybe I'll try again later, but if I have to try to like a book, I've already spent time I could be reading something I like. 11mo
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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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Pickpick

From the always excellent Mr. Connelly. I like Bosch and Ballard together in this book.

Caffeinated_Reader I liked them together in this book too! I hope they do many more together and maybe even with Mickey Haller as well that would be epic! 11mo
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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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1. Dark, Sacred Night. The Red Queen. The Birth House. The Kiss Quotient
2. Decaf coffee (French press) with lots of cream
3. I rarely drink caffeine but I did have a Diet Dr. Pepper today.
#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain I loved The Kiss Quotient! Thanks for joining in ☕😊 11mo
Gaylagal2 Love my French press and use it a lot. And since it's getting pretty old, I'll click on over to Zullily to get a new one....they're on sale! 🤓🤙 11mo
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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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1. Thrillers, mysteries.
2. High bridges
3. A teacher
4. 26 F
5. Hi, @luv2read1977

Susanita High bridges make me break out in a sweat. 11mo
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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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For the plane ride home.

suzie.reads I love Harry Bosch 😍 11mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
Mehso-so

Really borderline pick vs so-so.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Plane reading. Our book club's choice this month.

Vedrana good choice👏👏👏 11mo
nu-bibliophile Great book! 11mo
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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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I want to finish this tonight so I dont have to haul it on the plane. Business trip tomorrow. Page 107 of 290. I dont know......

SW-T Good luck! 11mo
UwannaPublishme You can do it! Happy travels. 11mo
SitsWithaBook A quick and fun read. An update of those classic Agatha Christie mysteries. Kept me guessing and entertained. 11mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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@Birdsong28 look which hold came in today! My January #OPL2019 pick.

Birdsong28 Glad to see it's come in for you 📚📖 11mo
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Go to My Grave | Catriona McPherson
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Things I have to request again because I couldn't get to them before the due date. #libraryproblems 😏

Buechersuechtling I know exactly what you mean. 😂 If I foresee that I won‘t manage to read all the books I took home, I secretly sneak into my library‘s user account to put them on hold for me, so that I immediately can take them with me again. 😇 11mo
readinginthedark This is me with 95% of the library books I bring home! 😅 11mo
5280reader Love Philippa Gregory! Enjoy! 11mo
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The Craftsman | Sharon Bolton
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Pickpick

Mmmmm. I feel a bit conflicted. Certainly compelling enough but it went a bit cuckoo-pants for me. But on the whole it was worthwhile. #2019

cathysaid Just read this last week. I enjoyed it but it seems I like her earlier books more. 11mo
SitsWithaBook @cathysaid I agree. Little Black Lies was a jawdropper. 11mo
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The Craftsman | Sharon Bolton
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1. Originally from Minnesota. Been in Omaha, Nebraska since 2007.
2. Robyn Carr. Previously and unfairly discounted by me as grocery store books. She's quite good and her books are charming comfort reads.
3. At my current reading pace, about 20 years worth. And that's if I dont have any net gains! Lol hopeless
4. In bed or loveseat in the front room.
5. Cutting for Stone.
#littenintro @tessavi

tessavi Welcome to Litsy! Your pile will grow even more 😉 11mo
TheSpineView I have the same problem. I read around 100 books a year and at that rate it will take me 10+ years to read what I own. 😋 11mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled #5 - YES!! 🥰 11mo
Sha0102 Cutting for Stone is wonderful!!!!! 11mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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#OPL2019 Well, this should be fun! My new year's resolutions include more reading and less TV (although I'm madly hooked on Shameless right now). Spending time on Litsy and working this challenge will help.

Birdsong28 This sounds like a good challenge. I'm going to do this even though I'm in the UK. Buddy challenge? 😘📚📖 11mo
SitsWithaBook @Birdsong28 you're on! 11mo
Suet624 Love Shameless too. 11mo
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Pickpick

So much fun! A twist on Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Loved the comedian archetypes. #2018

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The Paris Wedding | Charlotte Nash
Pickpick

Sweet and charming romance. #2018

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The Bouncer | David Gordon
Bailedbailed

Disappointing. #2018

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The Black Hour | Lori Rader-Day
Bailedbailed

Too unfocused. Abandoned it. #2018

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Pickpick

What's not to love? #2018

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Mehso-so

Exhaustive! A mix of fact and fiction. I liked the factual info better. #2018