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SweetAngst

Joined January 2019

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Neverworld Wake by Marisha Pessl
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One Night in Salem by Amber Newberry, Laurie Moran, Bret Valdez
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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#NinthHouse - 3 hours in and impatiently waiting for my hardcopy preorder...

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Versions of Us | Laura Barnett
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I just can't with this book. 😐
Long broken sentences drive me crazy.

wanderinglynn Agree! because by the time you get to the end of the sentence, you forgot what was happening. At least that‘s what happens to me. 4mo
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The Version of Us | Laura Barnett
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Still trying to get through this. It's a little hard to follow as the 3 timelines occur semi simultaneously and I can't just sit down and read it all at once. I don't really like the characters either, but at about halfway through I feel committed to finish.

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The End of the Affair | Graham Greene
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Listening to this one again. Colin Firth is perfect.

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Well... I was about to start this but she looks comfortable.

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Holy Shirt. I just scored a red letter First Edition of The Princess Bride from Thrift Books. I've gotten several signed copies of other books as well -- I guess it's their loss if they don't bother to check the value before listing them.

PagesByTheWater What does it mean when a book is red lettered? 8mo
SweetAngst Just that some of the text is in red. The big deal with that is that when PB was published, Goldman wrote the book as if it was an abridged version of a book of the same name by a fictional author named S Morgenstern and Goldman inserted his own commentary in red print. All subsequent editions put Goldman's commentary in italics. 8mo
SweetAngst The red-inked versions are just rare. The first editions hardbacks go for hundreds (if not over $1k). 8mo
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Two teenagers in 1897 England discover a musty old book in a library that summons a skeletal guardian who puts them into a maze filled with puzzles and monsters. They (and you) can only escape by solving the puzzles.

SO EXCITED for this to come in the mail tomorrow!! It's described as a "solve your own adventure" puzzle novel. I got the bundle with the audiobook as well which is narrated by Wil Wheaton.

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If on a Winter's Night a Traveler | Italo Calvino, William Weaver
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#ThriftBooksHaul Part 1 of 2 recent orders.
? Finished - 84, Charing Cross Road
? Starting - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
? New Author to Me - Borges - Not sure what to expect yet, but already disappointed in the quality of this one. It was stated as being in "Good" cond. ? #bookhaul

Cinfhen Have u ever bought from #BookOutlet??? Their prices are great and the books are all new❣️❣️❣️ 8mo
SweetAngst @Cinfhen I've been on their site before, but I don't think I've ever bought anything. I had a "free book" credit on the other site I was trying to use and then got distracted ? I don't like how ThriftBooks has changed to a "free book under $5" instead of just a $5 credit though, so I might start shopping around a bit more now. 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m also a total sucker for anything that says “free” & “credit” 😛‼️ 8mo
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A neat little volume of actual letters between American writer Helene Hanff and the employees of British bookshop between 1949 and 1969. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartening, sometimes sad. She didn't publish all the letters, so there are few gaps where previous letters are referenced that aren't included, but overall it was an interesting read

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Theatrical | Maggie Harcourt
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Loved Unconventional. Starting Theatrical today.
Both are UK YA romance (ish) books about girl geeks that I had to order from BookDepository because they aren't sold in the US. Harcourt is so fun to read and I was grinning ear to ear on p19 when something from Unconventional showed up in this one. 😊

SweetAngst Both books have blurbs saying Harcourt would be great for fans of Rainbow Rowell, so I'll have to start reading her books when I finish this one. 9mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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"Perhaps I was suffering from the same problem as the man who'd sailed around the world and now on land, facing his farmhouse, his wife and kids, understood that the constancy of home stretching out before him like a dry flat field was infinitely more terrifying than any violent squall with thirty-foot swells."

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖📚💚 9mo
Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!!🎉🎉 9mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 8mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl

"It's a terrible thing to lie. It's a field you keep seeding and watering and plowing, but nothing will ever grow on it."

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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📚 Night Film
📖 Hardback or large paperback, but I also love hoarding ebooks 😂
🙊 I hate assigned readings, so it'd probably be easier to list the only one I actually read -- Great Gatsby. And even that is cheating since I read it the summer before without knowing it would be assigned.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 📚 9mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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The "Choose You Own Adventure" style is fun and unique in a romance novel. A light and fluffy sort of read if you have a love/hate relationship with romance novels, as it playfully mocks the genre and reader.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 9mo
RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 8mo
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I've recently been using the Echo Dot to play my Audibles in addition to using my phone over Bluetooth while I drive... But I have a sneaking suspicion that Amazon isn't synching my times properly. 😒

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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"Making love to Aurelia was like rummaging through a card catalog in a deserted library, searching for one very obscure, little-read entry on Hungarian poetry. It was dead silent, no one gave me any direction, and nothing was where it was supposed to be." ?

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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I love books that tell stories in unique ways or using multiple medias within (or out) of the book -- "S," "Bats of the Republic," "House of Leaves," -to name a few. I'm not into horror very much, but I'm enjoying NIGHT FILM so far and the different types of documents embedded in the book.

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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd
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I forced myself to read to chapter 17 because I hate giving up on books, but this one was incredibly boring for me. I'm glad I got it at a yard sale. The protagonist is bland, the attraction up til that point is just awkward, and the other characters are unmemorable. Solid Meh.

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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd

How many pages/chapters/etc do you usually give a book before you DNF? I know I haven't hit the major plot yet, but I'm feeling so meeeehhhhh about this book.

PagesByTheWater I would say 5 chapters. I almost DNFd the book I‘m currently reading after the first chapter. It didn‘t get better but it didn‘t get worse so I‘m putting up with it 9mo
SweetAngst @PagesByTheWater Ugh. I just hit chapter 10. I think this is just one of those books I saw the cover of years ago and fantasized it was about something much more interesting. 9mo
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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd
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"I don't love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz or arrow of carnations that propagate fire; I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul." ?

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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd
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I don't usually read chick lit, but I've always wanted to pick this up for some reason. The quotes in the front are intriguing at least.

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1. The End of the Affair (Audible version with Colin Firth) - beautiful writing and expert narration
2. Dinner with friends and a Mini Maker Faire
3. ☝️Gorgeous and intricately woven. Love it!
4. Just being awkward af 😂
5. ✋
@howjessreads #friyayintro

howjessreads 😂😂 Love your “trick”! 9mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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Savage opening choices 😂