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The.Great.Catsby

The.Great.Catsby

Joined November 2016

I wasn't able to make reservations at the library... they're completely booked --- NC 💜💛
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In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
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This book is so important. I highly recommend it.
1.3.2022

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My final book of 2021! The concept of this book was pretty cool. I like the idea of time being so different in Narnia. Edmund was a lot better in this book, thankfully. He was actually kind and sided with Lucy a lot!
I've opted for release order over chronological order ⭐⭐⭐

annahenke Release order is definitely the way to go. 2w
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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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This is a 50 ⭐ read for me. I originally was listening to the audiobook from the library. About half way through, I realized that I LOVE this book, so I bought it. This was exactly what I needed. Since reading this a couple months ago, I may have become a Glennon/Abby/Amanda fan girl. It's fine. Everything is fine. This is my favorite read this year.

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I've got some reading to do!!! #GoodReadsChoiceAwards2021
My SIL also just gave me a bunch of Elin Hilderbrand books, so I know I'm about to be a reading machine!!

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Twilight | Stephanie Meyer
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Honestly, it breaks my heart that this is series is judged so harshly because of the movies. I don't think the people who made the movie actually read this book. And why Hermione and Bella were even compared to each other, blows my mind. That hate is why I avoided reading Harry Potter for so long.
Still a great book. Not the best one by far, but still fun. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chrissyreadit I agree. Just fun. 1mo
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My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Enjoyed this one! Having a group of friends like this really would be great. This book was pretty funny and relatable. They make it seem like working at a university is fun, but imho, it's not. ⭐⭐⭐

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Wow!!! 5 years?!?!?! Shout out to my cousin for telling me to sign up! It has been so much fun and has really encouraged me to read more! @BooksTeasAndBookishThings

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Awww I am so glad you love it as much as I do ❤️ even if all I do is get on here to add books to my never ending TBR 😂 (edited) 2mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 2mo
The.Great.Catsby @BooksTeasAndBookishThings hahaha we all have our reasons ❤ 2mo
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I'm sure this is a VERY unpopular opinion, but this wasn't my favorite. It took me a long time to get through it because I was not all that interested. However, as soon as they got to Hogwarts, I also arrived and flew through the rest of the book.
Wow. What a way to finish the series.
I think I will reread next summer, but actually read and not listen.

SeaToSkyes It's been 14 years and I still haven't read this 😳 2mo
The.Great.Catsby @SeaToSkyes I actually considered bailing a couple times, but ultimately decided to push through. So I can't blame you! 2mo
SeaToSkyes @The.Great.Catsby I just didn't want it to be over lol 😂 even though I know what happens now 2mo
AvidReader25 Book 6 is my favorite! This one is definitely harder to get into. 1mo
The.Great.Catsby @AvidReader25 for sure, I really missed Hogwarts. And yes!! I think I'm torn between 5 & 6 being my favorite. 1mo
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Okay, but Edmund is the worst, right? There is zero reason to act the way he did.
Enjoyable read! I can't wait to read more. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I actually really love Edmund. 😅 2mo
The.Great.Catsby @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm hopefully I will grow to like him! 2mo
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1. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Haven't gotten to the "can't put it down" phase yet. And Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
2. I alternated between reading and listening: And Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
3. No holds at the moment. FINALLY. Ya girl was stressed for awhile.
@rachelsbrittain
#weekendreads

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Creepy. Somewhat predictable. But man, the whole story was just messed up. Also a few good lessons. ⭐⭐⭐

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A slow burn but worth the read. The twist absolutely surprised me. Probably 3.5 ⭐

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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Jill! Omg! Thank you. Rebecca has been on my TBR for quite awhile and I was having no luck at the library 😰 and I can't wait to read one of your Stephen King faves, he just has so many books, I never know where to start. The bookmarks, the candy, the notepad, and sticky notes. It's all perfect. Thank you!!! @Bookwormjillk Happy Halloween!!! #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

P.S. Katie refused to leave, she thought the treats were for her!
@wanderinglynn

Bookwormjillk I‘m so glad you like it. I‘m just finishing a re-read of Rebecca and it‘s so good. 3mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 3mo
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While reading this book, I was just waiting and waiting for something to happen. There was never really anything that made me feel any certain way. And then... the end happened. That ending is why I am giving this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wow. Just beautiful and heartbreaking. Thank you again, @monalyisha for allowing me to win this incredible book.

monalyisha Oh, you‘re welcome! I‘m so glad you ended up enjoying it. 💞 3mo
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The #HHS package has been sent! But I forgot this super cute card... and the gift receipt. Post Offices are scary... I guess that tracks for this spooky time of year.
@wanderinglynn
#HauntedHallowSwap

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
wanderinglynn Have you received your #HauntedHollowSwap package? 3mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! Thanks! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 3mo
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I decided to make a Fall one!
Happy Fall y'all 😊

#HHS #HauntedHallowSwap #Maybe? #ThisOrThat #IDoAlsoLoveCandyCorn

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I'm sobbing. It's like I was there at the end.
The range of emotions I felt while listening to this book is wild. Wow. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🍇This answer is ever evolving and will probably change next week. Right now, cherries. Though they are going out of season this month 😭
🤩to be honest, I have no idea.
💞YouTube- it has been getting me through my work days. Oh and Harry Potter ASMR/Pomodoro technique.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs ❤️🍒🤗 4mo
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#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #ThisOrThat
Cats, chocolate, and a good book are all I need in this life 🖤🧡
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I‘m with you on that! 🐱🍫📚🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
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This is my unspooky #spookyaesthetic
I really want to decorate my home this year... my husband prefers a minimal look and I prefer glitter, so we compromised and got glitter pumpkins and candles. 🤣 The pandemic has taught me that life is too short to live a decoration free life.
#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap #ImNotObsessedWithHarryPotterYOUare
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I love it! 🧡👻🖤🎃 4mo
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1. I don't- it's too messy for me.
2. Yes! I wear a size 8
3. Coral and purple
4. Boots. I cannot wait to wear boots again!
5. I love anything with a pun. Stickers, bookmarks, tote bags, coffee mugs. I'm here for it!
6. I like costumes that are clever. Again, a pun is always great. A well put together disney princess costume is my idea of a strong costume.
7. Hats are a nay

#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 4mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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I LOVED this book.
I won't lie. There were some parts that were super cringey for me and I wanted so badly to fast forward. But like everything in life, that passed. Greenlight.
I want to meet Matthew, but there's a huge chance I wouldn't like him.
This book took me through quite a range of emotions. He really is funny, and I'm glad he narrated the book. I never really thought of him as a serious actor. But clearly, I'm here for the romcoms.

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Really enjoying this book so far 💚

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Ya girl just signed up! I had a lot of fun last year. So excited!
#HHS21 #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 👻 And thanks for sharing! 🎃🧡 5mo
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The Wives | Tarryn Fisher
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Excuse me, WHAT???????

OriginalCyn620 Yep, that‘s exactly how I felt when I read it! 5mo
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1. Magazines. Newspapers, not so much anymore.
2. Yes! One of my friends and I like to trade books over lunch. And it is so much fun! My sisters fiance also loves to read and also reads to my sister. It's adorable.
3. If I would read it again. And if I loved it all the way through.
4. Noom. Finally putting my health first!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great responses-thanks for playing 📖❤️👏🏻 5mo
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I've heard a lot of people say this this was their least favorite of the series. But I thought it was so good! It made me love Sirius so much more 😭 and Mrs. Weasley is just so funny to me. That makes 2 Prof of the Dark Arts teachers who end the book confused. Umbridge was the worst, ugh. After Goblet of Fire, I don't remember any of the movies, so it was like I was learning about the story for the first time. God, I want to go to Hogwarts.

BookDadGirlDad I think Order was the darkest of the series. All the teenage angst!!! 5mo
The.Great.Catsby @BookDadGirlDad hahaha that is absolutely true. Some of the things he said alarmed me. HARRY! NOOOOO!! 5mo
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Wait whaaaaaaaat?! A great book with a few different twists. Also, not where I thought the book was going. I read the last couple chapters during a thunderstorm so that was fun.
#catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 5mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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I'm a Harry Potter fan now. I never thought this day would come. I was against anything Harry Potter for the sheer fact that Harry Potter fans bashed Twilight and the fans so much. And I LOVED Twilight. But Lbh, HP and Twilight are nothing alike so 🤷🏻‍♀️
I'm glad that I waited so that I could truly enjoy the series without all the bitterness from 2006.
Happee Birthdae Harry!! I now understand why everyone loves you.

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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#wondrouswednesday
@Eggs

1. 9/11 - I was in 5th grade. I remember being at recess and suddenly we were all called back inside. None of us knew why and they wouldn't tell us.
2. The library. Especially Libby
3. When I was a teenager, the Twilight series. I was obsessed. But finding my actual love for reading now and making time to read, it all started with the tagged book. It's how I realized that I like the mystery/thriller genre.

Eggs Isn‘t it amazing how a book can affect us!! Thanks for playing 📚👏🏻📚 6mo
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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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This one is kind of hard to rate for me. Overall, I enjoyed it. I also LOVE LOVE LOVED The Silent Patient, so my expectations were already super high. If I came in with just regular expectations, I would have rated it higher. I do like Alex Michaelides' writing style.
It was good and I recommend! Maybe 3.5 ⭐
At 43% I turned to my husband and said, "I know who it is". Even though I was right, I really loved the ending.
#catsoflitsy

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🌊🌊🌊🌊
Loved this book and I loved that it answered a lot of my questions that 28 Summers left me with. But... the ending was disappointing.
Would recommend

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This book has made me realize that high fantasy isn't for me. I got 64% of the way through and I'm just not interested. This is a bail for now... or maybe forever, I haven't truly decided. People seem to be obsessed with it, so I'm sad for bailing, but life's too short, right?

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Mehso-so

It's possible that my brain lacks imagination or maybe I'm too cynical. I just kept waiting for something bad to happen. But it never really did. Indigo is a great kid who people instantly trust. He makes friends easily and is loyal. The book was fine, very colorful... but just not for me.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐ I really enjoyed this book. It was an easy and fun read with likeable characters. I recommend!

Cazxxx Aww how cute 🥰 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @Cazxxx ❤❤❤❤ 6mo
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The Queen's Gambit | Walter Tevis
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I absolutely loved this book. It sucked me in from the very first chapter. Some of it was a little cringey because... well, this book is from the 80's.
Beth was so straightforward but also kind of just, "yeah" "okay" "bye" and didn't really express herself. Even though she wanted too. It worked through the whole book, even as she got older.. I recommend this one!

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I have A LOT of feelings about this one. I loved every second of it. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I feel so bad for Harry. He can never just have a normal school year.

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⭐⭐⭐After @Texreader posted about this book being free on Kindle, I HAD to get it. An easy read with likeable characters. I wanted MORE mystery, but it wrapped itself up nicely. Hank is a veryyy cute and smart kitty!!

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Mehso-so

It was just okay for me. Had to renew from the library twice in order to finish it. Really slow start... over 100 pages before anything actually happens. Normally I would eat stuff like this up, but this one wasn't for me.

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1. I love cats and I love book puns
2. I read mostly in my bed. The combination of pillows and the cat at my feet, it's what life is all about. 😊
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. 2 people and a kitty!
@Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

EdnaC That‘s my favorite book in the Harry Potter series. 9mo
The.Great.Catsby @EdnaC really?!?! I absolutely loved it. This is my first time with the novels. And man, so so good. 9mo
Eggs #2-absolutely agree! Thanks for playing 💙📘💙 9mo
EdnaC @The.Great.Catsby the series is amazing and I do love all of it. But I love that book the best. ;) 9mo
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So far my favorite book of the series.
Answered a lot of questions the movie left me asking. Listening has been wonderful ❤

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Ginnyyyyyyyyyyyy why you gotta be like this? I can't wait to get to know her.
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"Amazing Amazing, this is just like magic"
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Enjoyed this one ?

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I entered a drawing for this book and I won!!! I was so excited, I was running around my house and my husband was like 🤔 what the heck are you doing?!?!?! Hahaha thank you @monalyisha for the honor of winning this book and this sweet bookmark.
Chocolate bunny not pictured because I got too excited. ❤

monalyisha So happy to be the cause for merriment & celebration (& maybe a little bit of spousal scorn? 😅). Enjoy! (edited) 10mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐Finally decided to listen to this instead of read it. I have picked up and bailed on this book so many times, I knew enough was enough. Listening was definitely the way to go 😊
I absolutely loved Hagrid. I think he's my favorite character.

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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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⭐⭐⭐☘ I did not see that coming. Wowwwwwwwwwwwww

Cupcake12 This is on my TBR list this year x 10mo
The.Great.Catsby @Cupcake12 definitely surprised me. I didn't really realize what I was reading until it was over. Definitely recommend 10mo
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1. I still read a lot of library books. But I prefer my Kindle if a digital copy is available :)
2. I don't really read in strange places, really just during strange times. Like sneaking away from a party to read.
3. My air fryer. Easily the best wedding present we got!
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 📚👏🏻🥳👍🏼 11mo
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Okay, can you say slow burn?
At one point I swear I googled "when does Gone Girl get good?" And then it happened. Oh my god, did it happen. I zipped through the last 100 pages in 2 days... the first 300 took me... 2 months.
All I could think of was the movie and how good the adaptation was, so it was hard to be surprised. I would recommend for that last 100 pages. Wow.

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I just... 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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1. Finish Gone Girl
2. Yes! Katie. She's the most magnificent cat of all time!
3. When I was a kid, I had this big book of fairy tales. And it had all of the Disney inspired stories. That always brought me so much joy. If I were stranded, I'd want to have something that made me happy.

@cupcake12 #MotivationalMonday

Cupcake12 Good choice for number 3. Thanks for playing x 11mo
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It's not that I didn't like this book... it's that I just didn't imagine it being this way. Hearing about the witches was interesting at first, but after awhile I was like, mmhmm okay, let's get back to the Beasts perspective please.
I don't know how to rate this one. It was good. But the ending was just blah for me. I added the others in the series to my TBR list, so... I will be giving it another go.

#fairytalereadingchallenge @Charityann

BookBelle84 My issue was it is supposed to be a series of villain books and I never really saw the Beast as the villain. I feel like Gaston or LeFou would have been a better pick. 11mo
The.Great.Catsby @BookBelle84 that's a really good point! When I first was telling my husband about Beauty and the Beast (poor guy had never seen it) I remember describing Gaston as the villain. Wow. Just wow. 11mo
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