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Smangela

Smangela

Joined March 2016

I believe in a balanced diet - a book in one hand, a cookie in the other 🍪
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I *should* be cleaning. Instead of slinking off to my bedroom to sneak a few pages of my current read. But I have no desire to clean even though I need my house in tip top shape TONIGHT.

But then again I also NEED this book finished for Sunday‘s book club, so 🤷🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I think you made the right decision!! 1y
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Cool for the Summer | Dahlia Adler
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LGBTQ+ YA romance that deals with identity and the ways we can surprise ourselves. Alternating timelines let‘s the reader get a feel for both of Larissa‘s situationships and feel just how confused and conflicted she is! High school is a rough time for figuring yourself out and Dahlia Adler created characters that are doing just that.

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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I LOVED Red, White, & Royal Blue.

THIS was totally unexpected, Casey McQuiston = talented beyond belief. I am fully into this one :)

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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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March was a FUN and fast and furious reading month. This is the most I‘ve read in a month in over a year. Mindy‘s books are really a collection of essays so those were quick, quick reads, but they show up as each an individual book on goodreads and my kindle so I‘ll take it ;)

March was apparently a month of female authors - an honor to read their stories 😍

And if you haven‘t heard any buzz about The Good Sister yet, it debuts 4/13. (More ⬇️)

Smangela It was a PHENOMENAL read. A nuerodiverse main character with a suspenseful dramatic plot. I couldn‘t put it down! 2y
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Pack Up the Moon | Kristan Higgins
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🎵if I were you, I‘d wanna be me too! 🎶

Because I WON AN ARC OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS NEWEST BOOK. If you haven‘t read Kristan Higgins, drop what you‘re doing and get one of her novels. On top of the lovely stories, she‘s a lovely, relatable person and that makes me love her books even more 😍 BRB going to go bask in my glory

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Good Company | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Reading Good Company and trying to stay on top of the ARCs I‘ve received. Cynthia D‘Aprix Sweeney just has a way with character building. At 34% in, I feel like I know Margot and Flora. Reading during “preschool” work with my 4 year old isn‘t working though 😂 guess I‘ll have to come back to the book later.

Megabooks I can‘t wait for this one! 2y
Smangela @Megabooks I loved it. I also loved The Nest. Just a good piece of fiction and drama :) 2y
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Island Affair | Priscilla Oliveras
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This escape reality was one I picked out from BookishFirst - I cashed in my points from reviewing and winning some other books - if you aren‘t on there, you should be!

Join weekly raffles to win new books, read excerpts, and earn points by writing reviews. Use this referral code and we'll each earn bonus points when you create your free account on https://www.bookishfirst.com/.

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CoverToCoverGirl Love that cover! 3y
Smangela @CoverToCoverGirl it‘s so cheerful 🥰 3y
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Little Secrets | Jennifer Hillier
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Hi Littens, it‘s been.... some time.

But I‘ve been thinking a lot about my friend @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and when I think of her, I think of Litsy.

I‘ve gotten into NetGalley and it‘s amazing, but I‘m always overwhelmed with my TBR ARC list 😬

This book was GREAT. I really enjoyed it. I‘d classify it as suspense more than thriller and it comes out for sale tomorrow! It was raw and real and while the author has a (finished in comments)

Smangela Note at the end of the book mentioning how some topics may be upsetting, disturbing or triggering to read, I think it should be noted immediately that it deals with kidnapping and while it doesn‘t go into graphic details it also deals with self-harm. 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww ❤️❤️ I miss you!! One of my first and dearest friends on here! We need to catch up! I hope y‘all are doing well and are safe and healthy 😘😘😘 3y
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Littens, my heart is so sad right now. This weekend my father-in-Law passed away. My husband is 28. I‘m worried about him. I also don‘t know how to best explain this to my 2.5 year old. Does anyone have recommendations for books on this? For my husband to find comfort in, for me to know how to best support him, for talking to my son about it?

We turn to what we know when we don‘t know what to do I think, so I‘m turning to you all and books

TrishB So sorry to hear that 💔 I don‘t have any book recommendations, but I‘m pretty sure some lovely people will. Look after yourself too. (edited) 3y
Smangela @TrishB thank you ♥️ 3y
Megabooks My heart is breaking for you and your family. My mom and her siblings were young when both her parents died. (She was 29 and the oldest.) She hadn‘t even met my dad yet. I wish I knew something to help you. Please know you‘re in my thoughts. 💜💜 3y
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Graciouswarriorprincess So sorry to hear about your loss. Sending you hugs and prayers. 3y
sprainedbrain This is heartbreaking. I don‘t have any book recs for you, but I am very sorry for your family‘s loss. 💔 3y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook So sorry for your loss! 3y
MicheleinPhilly I‘m terribly sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts. ❤️ 3y
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to you and your family. 3y
quietjenn I'm so sorry. Let's of sympathy to you and your family. 3y
squirrelbrain So sorry to hear this. Sending you all love ❤️ 3y
TheLibrarian So sorry for you and your family‘s loss. *hugs* 3y
Owlizabeth 💔💞 3y
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 3y
Kalalalatja So sorry for your loss! 3y
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss 3y
Crewgurl I‘m very sorry for your loss. My mom died when i was his age and there isn‘t really a book to walk you through it. He just wants you to be there. Some nights he will want to talk. Others he will want to be distracted...just follow his lead. If you want a comedic book dealing with family loss...This is Where I Leave You. As for the little one. I suggest Moana. They explain the passing of her grandma is a nice way I think a child can understand. 3y
Smangela @Megabooks thank you ♥️ I can‘t imagine how hard that was for your mom; thank you for sharing with me 3y
Smangela @Graciouswarriorprincess @sprainedbrain @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @MicheleinPhilly @cobwebmoth thank you all so much ♥️ this community is just so full of heart and support. Seeing these notes pop in all day has filled my cup. 3y
Smangela @quietjenn @squirrelbrain @TheLibrarian @Owlizabeth @Librarybelle @Kalalalatja @Jas16 thank you so much for your love ♥️ seeing these messages come in all day has brought warmth to my heart each time. ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Smangela @Crewgurl I‘m so sorry for your loss as well. This was so very helpful to me. Thank you for some guidance ♥️♥️♥️ and I‘m sending lots of love your way as well. 3y
Callemarie ❤❤❤❤ 3y
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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It was a great month of reading ♥️ 9 out of 10 reads were female authors and I can dig that.

Things You Save in a Fire is easily one of my favorite reads of 2019 😍

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A great month! 💖📚💖 3y
Zelma You had a very colorful month. Fun covers all around. 3y
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Guys it‘s fine, my son is taking the worlds latest nap (okay maybe an exaggeration) but it was so needed I don‘t really want to wake him and we can just sit here in the garage (don‘t worry, door‘s open) and I can read.... The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman is SO good too. Books about people who love books are always in my wheelhouse and this author‘s writing is so witty and engaging.

Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my gosh. I miss my kindle keyboard. 3y
Smangela @Ashley_Nicoletto so I got this when it came out... maybe 2007? And RARELY used it and within the past year I have fallen in love with it and never want to get a new kindle because this one is perfect. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 YES! I always gets so attached. I was SUPER in love with my kindle voyage and I‘ve tried two kindles since it quit working and I‘m unhappy with both. (They‘re both great I just want my old one back). They are just so convenient. 3y
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Ashley_Nicoletto Also, I‘m incredibly impressed that it‘s lasted since 2007! 🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
Smangela @Ashley_Nicoletto I am too! I almost feel like older electronics were better made? Now they‘re like built to quit on you in two years. Also if you‘re in the market for a new one, check eBay! I saw some kindle keyboards on there for like $25 a bit ago when I was looking for a friend! 3y
Bookzombie @Ashley_Nicoletto @Smangela I still have a Kindle keyboard. I got it in 2011. I‘m seriously afraid of it dying. I‘m going to keep eBay in mind for the future! 3y
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The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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“At night, when she tumbles unconscious into bed, she‘ll sleep right through the bang of a Florida thunderstorm outside her window, but a single car from the other end of the corridor jolts her wide-awake. In other words, motherhood.”

♥️

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The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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A garage sale all day and my sister watching my toddler = excuse for a reading marathon 😍

Ashley_Nicoletto Such a genius idea. 🤣 Enjoy Your day! 3y
Smangela @Ashley_Nicoletto right?! I figure even if I make no money it‘s still a win 😂 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Smangela Definitely still a win. 3y
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The First Mistake | Sandie Jones
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Now this one had me hook, line, and sinker from the start. It was a little easy to predict but for me that didn‘t take away from the story. Man the storytelling was GOOD. I liked Alice right away and was rooting for her the whole way. The First Mistake was available to purchase starting yesterday, June 11, 2019!

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The Perfect Date | Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lorincz
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Also out June 11, 2019 was The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada. A cute, flirty, fun read with some tidbits of great information. It‘s not a book is necessarily recommend to EVERYONE but one thing I loved was the author‘s dedication to showcasing realities. The main character, Angel, and her son Jose are working their best to make a better life for themselves. Angel works multiple jobs and is putting herself through nursing school. ⬇️⬇️⬇️ cont‘d

Smangela Jose has asthma, a very real problem for many children of color and this prompted me to do some reading into this on my own time. I love that Lozada took her platform to shed light on an issue that could help people out! 3y
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This book was on the shelves yesterday! Reminiscent of the movie Simply Irresistible or Chocolat, there is food & magic. It has some serious subjects but doesn‘t delve too deep, keeping it very surface-level and I doubt you‘d be very emotionally affected by this novel. Which isn‘t a bad thing, sometimes it‘s exhausted to be left so heartbroken by books. But it left me happy & intrigued. And wanting very much to visit Chinatown in SF.

Enjoy!

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The Summerhouse | Jude Deveraux
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As of last night these two favorites were on sale on Kindle. Seriously, there was something so completely magical about these - super recommend! And as of March 6 there was a third book added: As You Wish! I think that means it‘s time for a re-read here :)

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Riley Sager‘s Lock Every Door is kicking of my June. One toddler nap time worth of reading (minus... my own short nap) gets me to chapter 18 or 39%. Guys, this is good.

Shout out to Dutton for getting this one into my hands via NetGalley.

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I need help sorting my thoughts on this.

Littens what‘s your take on this?

Soubhiville Huh. I wonder what his reasoning is for that. That‘s not something I look at when choosing what to read at all. Not even a consideration. 4y
Derf Excuse my ignorance, but what‘s M/M? 4y
LibrarianRyan @DannyHattan male/male romance or erotica. 4y
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LibrarianRyan I bet some of the books by men are actually pen names for women. It happens in standard romance frequently. Men use female pen names to write romance. 4y
Smangela @LibrarianRyan interesting! I never thought of that before. 4y
Derf Cheers at @LibrarianRyan while I respect other people‘s opinions ..... it‘s not a way I live, I mean who cares? Each to their own. Like you said I wonder if it goes the other way, my guess is not. 4y
LibrarianRyan @DannyHattan not to long ago (within 2 years) I read that more m/m erotica was purchased and read by women than by men. 4y
TrishB A well written book is a well written book....I don‘t care. 4y
LibrarianRyan @DannyHattan if your ever interested in trying out a book I can offer suggestions. I used to review erotica for LJ. 4y
Smangela @Soubhiville I was really surprised by it, I don‘t know maybe I have the idea that love is love is love is love? So if you‘ve experienced any romantic relationship it‘s kind of a shared experience? The comment made me feel confused lol I immediately felt like it was more a convenient excuse to not read female authors... but I recognize that may not be a fair impression either lol 4y
Smangela @DannyHattan that‘s where I went too, like are they that selective with all their reading? 4y
Smangela @LibrarianRyan interesting fact again! I‘m not really into erotica, but I love a good love story. 😍 4y
PerksOfBeingABookworm Is he a man who has been or is in a M/M relationship? Maybe he thinks that a woman could not accurately portray a M/M romance...? I could understand if he‘s in M/M relationships and is wary that a person who has never been in one could not write a novel that reflects those relationships. 4y
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I was late to the Queer Eye game. It‘s on season three and I only just started binging it a week or so ago. As I was watching and falling in love with the cast I had a light bulb moment where I remembered seeing Tan France‘s gorgeous face on NetGalley. I basically halted all I was doing and got on to NetGalley. I wasn't disappointed in any way, shape, or form. This was just as charming, sassy, and witty as Tan on Queer Eye.

Smrloomis Thanks for posting this! I had no idea this was in the works 👍🏽😆 and it sounds great to me! 4y
Smangela @Smrloomis comes out June 4th! It was SO GOOD. 4y
Smrloomis Yessss! Can‘t wait 😁 4y
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Graciouswarriorprincess I received this from #Netgalley and just loved it. Tan is so fabulous and I enjoyed learning more about him! 4y
Smangela @Graciouswarriorprincess same! He‘s so honest. Like really frank about when something is wrong but also witty and charming. Amazing. 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Smangela Yes. I loved his honesty and he has a great sense of humor. It‘s nice getting to know the guys. I read Karamo‘s book. Now I just have to read Jonathan‘s book and get Antoni‘s cookbook. I wish that Bobby would write a book too. (edited) 4y
Smrloomis @Graciouswarriorprincess wait, the other guys have books out too? How did I not know this already???! 😆 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Smrloomis Only Karamo and Tan‘s books are out now. Jonathan and Antoni‘s books come out in the Fall. 4y
Smrloomis @Graciouswarriorprincess thanks! Now I know so I can mark my calendar for the next ones 😎 4y
Graciouswarriorprincess @Smrloomis You‘re welcome!😉 4y
8little_paws @Graciouswarriorprincess I really need Bobby to write one so I can group all five together on my bookshelf 4y
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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You‘ll want to read this book, you SHOULD read this book. People are all alike. Even if you aren‘t LGBTQ, you‘ve experienced a crush, a relationship, maybe you‘ve experienced love. And that is a shared experience we can all relate to. This is a book about self-discovery and acceptance and all the good things you want to see in a good book. You can get it yourself on May 14th, 2019. TODAY. PS GOT THIS IMAGE FROM GOODREADS because...

Smangela my cover was just a netgalley cover so.. not fun or adorable like this one.

ALSO it's been optioned by Amazon Studios and I honestly cannot wait to see this on the big screen
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Lovesbooks87 Your review makes me even more excited to read it. Hoping to read it very soon! 4y
Smangela @Lovesbooks87 it was honestly just so good. I can‘t wait to read whatever else this author comes out with. 4y
Lovesbooks87 @Smangela I have heard so many great things about it. I think I am going to save it for this weekend so I don't have to put it down if I don't want too! 4y
Jas16 Loved this book! 4y
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Guys. I didn‘t expect a “thriller” to wreck me.

But damn.

I‘m sitting here crying real tears.

Wow, well done Ms. McDonald.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie maybe a good one for a buddy read! 4y
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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@mrsmarch inspired me to brew a second of my #favoritecuppa coffee 😍 pretttttty creamy 😂

And why is it so hard to start eating healthy??? So tired from the sugar/carb withdrawals.

Anywayyyy getting in some reading while the little guy naps, this book has me all kinds of confused. Also I subscribe to Christina McDonald‘s email newsletter and she just seems so awesome - so glad I‘m loving her book.

JacqMac The sugar withdrawals are so hard. I fell off the wagon this week, but that will be me next week. Hang in there! 4y
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Apparently I‘m in a “books-that-make-me-analyze-the-extremeness-of-parenthood” binge... or rather all the books I‘ve read lately have to do with parents of teenagers and how far they‘ll go to save them or find answers.

Bookgirl Makes me think of the book Defending Jacob - a fantastic wwyd as a parent story 4y
Smangela @Bookgirl ooooh I think I have this on audio! I‘ll have to bump it up on my TBR 4y
Smangela @Bookgirl I just downloaded my audio version of Defending Jacob and started it on my last drive! 4y
Bookgirl @Smangela I hope you like it!! 4y
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Saving Meghan | D.J. Palmer
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Next up! On sale 4.9.19 and I have heard AMAZING things about this one 😱

KristenDuck I‘m looking forward to this one too 4y
JHSiess Just started it, too. 4y
Smangela @KristenDuck I realllllly enjoyed it. It‘s a new sensation relating to the parents in books instead of kids lol 4y
Smangela @JHSiess how did you like it? 4y
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Even though Ohio is a far cry from CA, I‘m enjoying myself sitting by my window and reading this DELIGHTFUL mystery.

Eloise meets Poirot? Perhaps.

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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Getting ready to pick a new read off my kindle but first I HAD TO CLEAN IT UP.

When I first got it, I just downloaded any free ebook I found. I‘ve never read them and I realized the amount of unwanted books on it keeps me from turning it on, so time to konmari my kindle.

OH. AND PLEASE READ THIS BOOK 😭 SO GOOD.

monalyisha SO GOOD. 4y
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Atonement | Ian McEwan
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MY book club pick for March. My genre was tragedy and I had to google a list of fitting novels because all I could think of was Romeo and Juliet! But I‘ve owned this for a while and was glad it fit the bill so I could eat it up. And eat it up I did. I‘m the first one to finish our book club pick this month (which never happens) 💔

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Not. Complaining.

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Had to share because it‘s one of my favorites!! Just got the Book Riot Daily Deals email and it‘s Only $1.99 on kindle!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I was going to start reading this last night, but I got about 2 pages in and remembered every other McMahon book I‘ve read and I chickened out 😂 @Callemarie ‘s pick for book club this month!

JackOBotts I‘ve never read anything of hers...spooky stuff?!?! Any title you‘d most recommend? 4y
BookBabe 😂 4y
MichelleScott_author Love her books! This one is a favorite of mine. 4y
Smangela @JackOBotts ohhhh yes, so creepy 😍😱 I think my favorites have been Dismantled and The One I Left Behind. 4y
JackOBotts 👍🏼 Thanks, @Smangela consider them added to my #MountTBR! 4y
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As Bright as Heaven | Susan Meissner
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Thanks @SilversReviews and @penguinrandomhouse !

Elizabeth had a giveaway going on her blog for this beauty and I was SO LUCKY to win it! I love coming home to #bookmail, #amiright?

SilversReviews CONGRATULATIONS!!! ENJOY!! 4y
Callemarie Ange I have this book so let me know when you read it and I'll read it with you. I have a feeling this will be "a tree grows in Brooklyn" for us 4y
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Sarah's Key | Tatiana de Rosnay
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This book has stuck with me. For years after I‘ve read it. I got the movie out from the library and not even 2 minutes in my stomach was turning over. I just couldn‘t bring myself to watch it. Anyone else better able to handle difficult books than movies??

Sleepswithbooks I literally just finished this book 60 seconds ago. 4y
Smangela @Stacypatrice oooooh that‘s eerie! I feel like it‘s a book hangover kind of book 4y
Dragon I didn‘t realize there‘s a movie. 4y
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Fellow Littens! How cute are these bookmarks from @That-Bookish-Hiker Jatip Designs?!?! I‘m in love and I‘ve been trying to gather ideas for fun Galentine‘s day surprises for my ladies... I‘m thinking they‘re all gonna need a book mark!

BookwormAHN Those are really cute and you can never have too many bookmarks 😺 4y
That-Bookish-Hiker I‘m so glad you like them! 😊 4y
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Okay. A travesty has occurred. Last Christmas my sister got me the ONE book from this set that I was missing, Lady Knight. And now... I‘m reorganizing my bookshelves and I CANT FIND PAGE (BOOK 2) WHAT THE HECK?!?! Is my house eating books???? 😭😭😭😭😭

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😳😳😳 4y
Smangela @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I feel like I‘m absolutely losing my mind. Like I JUST GOT the 4th one to complete this series and I turn around and #2 is gone?! This after Ethan took 3 hours to fall asleep for his nap today 👹 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Smangela it will turn up!!!! 4y
Kelbitna Did you find it or have to buy another copy? 11mo
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Breakfast today accompanied by One Day in December. And my brand-spanking-new HP mug 😍.

So I like this book, it‘s easy to read & I‘m flying through it. I‘m into the story. I like the characters, find them mostly relatable. But I just don‘t like the idea that you‘d be into your best friend‘s boyfriend 🤷🏻‍♀️ maybe because I haven‘t been IN that situation, I can‘t relate but it seems like something that you choose to get over. Just me? 🤔

BethM 1. Cute mug 2. I completely agree on the bff bf count. 4y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks True!! But I loved this book!! 4y
Smangela @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it is giving me a lot of One Day by David Nichols vibes - in a good way! I‘m definitely enjoying it :) 4y
Smangela @BethM Box Lunch! And 🙌🙌 4y
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Mickey's Alphabet Soup | Wendy Wax, Disney Enterprises Inc
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I know this isn‘t LibraryThing lol but since they‘ve acquired Litsy, maybe one of my Littens can help me. How do I add a book if the ISBN number is showing no results.

LibrarianRyan You can search by title. 4y
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I Konmari-ed my house last year after I listened to her on audio last year. But with everyone going cuckoo over the Netflix series I figured now is the time to better explore LibraryThing and get my library cataloged! Love that I can put my movie collection in here as well, AND my son‘s bookshelves without it going into my “To-read” shelf!

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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Goooood morning! I‘m making a cup of coffee from my BookWorm coffee blend that was a gift from my book club book swap. This cup I‘ve had since my freshman year of college. One of my first college friends gave it to me for Christmas and I‘ll never forget how much that small gesture meant to me. Also, some things never change and I‘m still never on time 🤷🏻‍♀️ hoping I get to enjoy this coffee hot while I work on my #mgbuddyread Amal Unbound ❤️

Liatrek Love this coffee cup ❤️ 4y
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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Oh man did I EVER adore this book growing up. It‘s on sale on kindle and obviously, I had to share. Because when you care, you share 😉

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The Woman Inside | E. G. Scott
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I had a vague feeling about the one twist, but that‘s not a bad thing. And now, I‘ve got a sneaking suspicion this is all going to go horribly wrong for our protagonists.

Dutton books sent me this ARC. And while I found it a bit scattered at the beginning, I started taking notes to organize my thoughts and now it‘s unputdownable.

Also, if you love my adorable bookmark check out @ craftedvan on Instagram because they have ADORABLE things 😍

Sleepswithbooks The bookmark IS adorable... I immediately went to her Instagram page ... thank you!! 4y
Meg11726 Instantly went to her page... I have a few already on my wish list to order. Thank you!! 4y
Smangela @Stacypatrice @Meg11726 you‘re welcome! They just premiered fridge magnets so I‘m sure I‘m gonna have a shopping problem again soon 😂😂 4y
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The Woman Inside | E. G. Scott
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Reading The Woman Inside by E.G. Scott before it debuts on the 22nd - hailed as being twisty and thrilling (I‘m on a thriller binge right now it seems).

I‘m certainly intrigued at almost 100 pages in, but I also feel like I need to start taking notes. I don‘t know if it‘s the alternating narrators AND timelines or if it‘s an intentional confusion to mimic a drug addiction?

I don‘t know what the heck is going on here yet!

Also curious as to ⬇️

Smangela What two writers make up E. G. Scott - Im trying to figure out if my disconnect with Rebecca is just because of vastly different lives or if it‘s because it‘s a man writing a woman‘s POV? Anyone else reading? (edited) 4y
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Hello 11:30 pm. It seems we keep meeting this way. It‘s my only time to read lately (and lately the books have been insanely good). And I‘m so tempted to just stay awake until my son wakes up the first time (of many) until we finally just let him sleep in our bed so we ALL get to sleep. Who runs this house? My 2 year old.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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You tell a little fib to get into a high-paying study & now you‘re in.

But are you in too deep?

Find out what happens with Jess Harris in “An Anonymous Girl” by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen! I was obsessed with their debut novel “The Wife Between Us.” & I think this one is even better.

https://angelasepilogues.wordpress.com/2019/01/09/please-please-please-let-me-ge...

Thanks for the ARC @StMartinsPress

SilversReviews It was very good. 4y
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One of the gifts I‘m MOST excited to give my 2 year old this Christmas 😍 He loves the first Nibbles book and I think he‘s gonna lose it over the new one.

What gifts are you giving your littles this year? Bookish or not - I feel like I need one-ish more thing and I can‘t decide. Help me out with your ideas!

LibrarianRyan So many. I‘m a fan of Or anything by this author. 4y
Smangela @LibrarianRyan the name alone sounds adorable!! 4y
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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Some thoughts.

1. Holy Toledo it‘s been 2 months since I‘ve posted on Litsy, but November is always a crazy month for me, wedding anniversary, Little one‘s birthday, and thanksgiving.
2. I was actually a Tony but looking forward to my husband‘s endoscopy because I get some uninterrupted READING time!
3. I also was sitting in a chair that was like infested with ants guys and now I feel like they‘re crawling all over me. This is my nightmare. ☠️

Kaye Let me get this straight . You‘re in a waiting room of a medical facility that has ants crawling all over the place ? Where‘s the hospital ? A tent in the Amazon jungle ? 4y
Smangela @Kaye it was alarming to say the least!!! Luckily when I told them, they IMMEDIATELY cleaned it up 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
Kaye That‘s good. 🐜 🐜 🐜 4y
CouronneDhiver Eek 😬 4y
DivineDiana Welcome back! 🙂 4y
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Click'd (Click'd, Book 1) | Tamara Ireland Stone
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All my #mgbuddyread friends! And anyone who loves middle grade reads - cute giveaway for a book series!

Here‘s my link to enter :)

https://wn.nr/9NKWjQ

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Headed to a pumpkin patch today for lots of fall goodness.

We‘re reading One for the Money in the car today and I‘m happy to report it‘s just as funny the second time. Both hubby & I have laughed out loud at Grandma Mazur‘s antics 😂

Anyone else read in the car?

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I used to get car sick, but for some reason I don‘t anymore 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
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Oh Fred, you‘re just so satisfyingly predictable.

The fact that he watches his saleswoman girlfriend pull the same flattery to all the male customers to jack up the purchases, is apparently lost on him.

#ARC #FamilyTrust • available October 2018 •

Samplergal I just received this ARC yesterday. Hope to find time soon. 4y
Smangela @Samplergal I‘m really enjoying it, it‘s kind of cynical... but in a good way... I‘m not sure that makes sense haha 😂 4y
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There is something about this line from Family Trust that just struck a chord with me. I don‘t find it particularly cynical, though maybe it is meant to be, but rather kind of comforting.

#currentread #ARCs

Shout out to @WilliamMorrowBooks for the ARC. I am really digging it. And it turns out to be a timely read as this is set in the Bay Area and I just returned from there!