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Joined November 2016

"'You love me. Real or not Real?' I tell him, 'Real.'" ??✨️
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The Guest | B.A. Paris
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Because this was an ARC from Netgalley, I gave it 50%
The first 50% was fine enough and did keep my interest a bit, but I didn't care about any of the characters and I couldn't keep any of them straight.

Around 80% it finally started picking up. But the twist... it was unpredictable, yes, but not at all satisfying.
The epilogue just shot through the story. I would have liked the author to take her time a bit more.

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04.26.2024

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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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Ohhhhh babyyyyyyyy.
This book. Omg.
Kicky feet for sure.
I'm obsessed.
It was so lovely.

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04.01.2024

Cupcake12 I loved this too, especially Roman 💕 I‘ve just got hold of the second book x 1mo
The.Great.Catsby @Cupcake12 ohhhh! Hopefully you like it! I just started it as well 😊 4w
BookBabe2018 Kicky feet is the cutest phrase 3w
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Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J Maas
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Took me 4 months.
Seriously contemplated a DNF.
@BookBabe2018 convinced me to push forward. I'm so glad I did.
No one told me this would be a friendship book! I love friendship!
In my heart, I know Gwyn and I would be best friends.
I know the next book won't be featuring Azriel as a MC, but I would absolutely love if it did.

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04.13.2024

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The Inmate: A Novel | Freida McFadden
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A solid thriller. Had me hooked from the beginning. I love a good twist. Frieda hasn't disappointed me yet!

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03.30.2024

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I LOVED this book. I loved all of the characters and was excited to see where this would go. The writing made it predictable in a fun way.
I was curious, so I looked up some octopus videos. And let's just say, this octopus is way cuter 🐙

03.16.2024

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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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Mehso-so

This is not at all a comment about her life and all of the BS she has been through, because really, it is all very tragic. But there was just something that was off. I cannot put my finger on it.

I recommend instead, listening to the Celebrity Memoir Bookclub podcast episode about this book.

03.26.2024

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The Exception to the Rule | Christina Lauren
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The Exception to the Rule: 4⭐️
Worst Wingman Ever: 3⭐️
Rosie and the Dreamboat: 3⭐️
Drop, Cover, and Hold On: 4⭐️
Didn't read the other 2

Read these over Valentines Day and into March. Cute short reads. But, lost interest because I was ready to move on to longer books. I might still read the other 2. We will see!

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As an audiobook, I thought it was good. If I were reading it physically... I probably would have lost interest when the POV changed half way through.
I'm glad I stuck it out.
This was a very sweet but also very sad story about love, loss, and growth.
I liked that the ending wasn't how I thought it would be.
This is a soft pick for me.

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

03.21.2024

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The Other Mrs | Mary Kubica
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The first 48% took me a couple weeks. The last 52% took me one day.
I knew there would be a twist (there always is), but I thought it was going to be something entirely different.
All of the characters are awful and I didn't feel like I was rooting for anyone. But for some reason, I kept picking this book back up to read a couple of pages here and there.
Because of how good the ending was, ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

02.18.2024

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The Fury | Alex Michaelides
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3.5 ⭐️
My problem is comparing all of his books to The Silent Patient.
This book was giving me whiplash. I enjoyed every twist and turn. The characters were both likeable and unlikeable. And the setting just sounded beautiful. Such a fun buddy read with the beautiful @BookBabe2018

02.09.2024

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I'm actually better off than I thought. These are all the unread books on my Kindle!
I think I'm going to like this challenge because my physical TBR is massive and intimidating. This will help me focus in.

Also, how many iterations of the word "wife" can we have? I feel like I have a stack of just "wife" titled books. ?

#ReadYourKindle #ReadYourEbook @CBee

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CBee Awesome! Looks good 😊 4mo
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Mehso-so

The pacing of this book was all over the place.
There is sooo much explaining and not enough "story telling". Around 60% something thriller-y finally happened. The ending felt so out of place. Sure, there was a build up to it, but suddenly she... well, i don't want to give it away.
If this wasn't marketed as a thriller, I would have enjoyed it more. But unfortunately, that's not what happened.

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02.02.2024

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Finding Me: A Memoir | Viola Davis
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This was phenomenal.
The best memoir I have ever read. Imagine me crying while listening to this in the middle of the gym. My heart aches for younger Viola. But man, has she worked her butt off and persevered. Julian sounds like such a delight. 🩷
I absolutely recommend the audiobook.
Create the life you want to live. Create a life you are proud of living.
10 stars

01.25.2024

Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽I loved this audio so much! Her life and perspective are incredible! 4mo
The.Great.Catsby @Smrloomis completely agree! 4mo
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First book of 2024 complete.
This book took awhile to get into. A little after 50% I started asking questions about what was actually happening to Eleanor. Because it was a buddy read, I kept with it. I'm glad I did. I was surprised by the twist. And the ending was very heartwarming. I LOVE GLEN!
⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

01.15.2024

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My last book of 2023. Literally finished it at 11:27pm.
Really enjoying this series.
DeRosa puts pictures of the bachelor's at the end of the book. And all I can say is, no.
Demons, Angels, and shapeshifters oh my!

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I read 56 books in 2023 😊

12.31.2023

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The Mystery Guest | Nita Prose
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The epilogue was so sweet!
I like Molly as a character. And I also like that she is helping me learn new vocabulary words. I find that I really missed Gran in present day.
I enjoyed The Maid more than this one... The Maid stuck with me for awhile after finishing. This one, probably won't.
If there are more in this series, I likely won't read them. But this was good enough to recommend to anyone who enjoyed The Maid.
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12.30.2023

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Something Wilder | Christina Lauren
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⭐️⭐️⭐️
At this point, you all know I love being shocked. And this did have some moderately shocking parts.
I care a lot about Leo. Nicole is a lot of fun. Lily is... I think the least interesting.
You ever continue chasing a high after reading a really good book by an author? That's me- ever since I read Unhoneymooners.

BennettBookworm Same! Unhoneymooners was my first and it‘s still my fave 5mo
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Mary Kubica is just good! Idk what else to say about that.
This was a slow burn but completely worth it.
There were sooooo many twists. Each one a little better than the last. I liked the main character, Meghan and I was rooting for her. With the creepiness of a hospital and the dark Chicago streets, I felt like I was there. I felt like I was with Meghan. Which made the whole book even better.
Thank you NetGalley!

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12.15 2023

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A great year in the world of the Haas Formula 1 team. It wasn't as juicy as I was hoping, but Guenther is hilarious. This is in a journal format, so reading this made me feel like I was hearing it all in his voice. If you like Formula 1, this is a great read!
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#DRic3

11.30.2023

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The Butcher and the Wren | Alaina Urquhart
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Thoroughly enjoyed this.
There was so much mystery around Wren and also Jeremy. Some parts of this story were bone chilling. I'm excited to read the next one!
Also, loved the interview at the end with Ash and Alaina.
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11.26.2023

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The Mystery Guest | Nita Prose
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1. Sweet Revenge-G.K. DeRosa. It was an interesting concept and super well done. As soon as I finished it, I immediately bought Wicked Games. And I never pre buy books.
2. I've been telling everyone that I'm not going to read anything new, I'm instead going to finish all of my current reads. But between you and me, I'm excited to read The Mystery Guest by Nita Prose! I will read it once the library loan is available.

@TheSpineView
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Sounds like a good plan!💜📖📚 6mo
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Yay!
Can't believe I have been here for 7 years! It's been a blast. 😄😄
#Litsyversary

TheBookHippie 🎉🥳🎉🥳🎉 yay! 6mo
AmyG Congrats 🎉 6mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 6mo
Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 6mo
Enchanted_Bibliophile Happy Litsyversary 🎉🎈🥳 6mo
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It did give me Turn of the Key (Ruth Ware) vibes.
The big reveal was expected, but didn't make it any less great. The other twists were like music to my ears. So so good. I'm really happy that this is part of a series. Can't wait to read the next one!
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11.20.2023

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really loved this book. I loved the story and the different types of supernatural beings. Clearly, DeRosa wrote one really long book and then just separated it into different books.
I don't typically reach for fantasy, but I got this for free on Stuff Your Kindle Day and now I'm in love.
I've tried to add it to the Litsy Library with no success.

11.08.23

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I really loved this book.
I definitely liked it more than Wings and Ruin.
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11.14.23

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The Soulmate: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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I don't know about anyone else, but I always get so excited when I find out why the book was named what it was. The reasoning here did actually surprise me.
Not the twisty and exciting thriller I was expecting, but I was invested in these characters and I needed answers.

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11.4.23

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Fairy Tale | Stephen King
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Larkin! Above and Beyond. Sooooo far above and beyond. Every gift I have ever given is put to shame by this INCREDIBLE box! You even got Katie a toy (which she loves already)! Wow. Thank you thank you thank you!! Happy Halloweeeeen!!!!

@Larkken @wanderinglynn #HHS #HHS23

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🖤👻🧡 7mo
WaterVixxen That‘s Amazing! I need that book cover/pouch thing LOL 7mo
Larkken I'm SO happy that you like everything, I had a ton of fun shopping for you!! 🥰 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @Larkken you really went above and beyond here. It just kept going and going. I had to go back and check that I marked 1-2 books, 1-2 bookish things because honestly, I don't deserve this. It really made my day... My month. I just needed it. Thank you for being so kind and thoughtful. It means so much to me. 6mo
The.Great.Catsby @WaterVixxen I've always been curious about book sleeves but have never owned one. This one is beautiful!!! Not sure where @Larkken got it, but it's great quality! 6mo
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Just got my #HHS package! Can't wait to open it!!!

#HHS23
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 7mo
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Wildfire | Hannah Grace
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Mehso-so

This was an ARC from NetGalley. It took me 3 months to finish, which should give you insight into how much this book engaged me.
Aurora is pretty terrible. Russ is okay. The writing was hard to read sometimes because no man talks like that. I love Formula 1, but that storyline felt like an afterthought.
I loved Ice Breaker. I loved both Stassie and Nate. Both were very well written characters. But this one didn't do it for me.

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10.12.2023

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Just sent my #HHS package. The mail person said the zip code was wrong, so I hope it arrives to the right place 🤞🤞
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 7mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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I read this because everyone said it was weird and I wanted to know why. And guess what? It was weird.
She's in a cult. But also, in a graduate program. Also, lonely. Also, living in a very scary city. I'm not sure how it ended? But I know it ended.
I mildly hated the writing style.
I almost DNFd this 50% through because I found out why it was weird. But... I... couldn't stop?

Don't read it. But also read it. Idk.

10.15.2023

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love this review. Now I'm interested, yet not. 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego you know what? Same. Hahaha 7mo
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GondorGirl I'm pretty sure this is how all Mona Awad make me feel. But I keep reading more of them... 🤷‍♀️😅 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @GondorGirl omg, really? What kind of chaos is her mind? 7mo
GondorGirl @The.Great.Catsby I have no idea, but I'd really love to meet her! 😅 7mo
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I was really loving this book at first. Adam is so chaotic. When he first had the run in with the police, I was thinking "omg, wtf, calm down" it was very abrupt. These characters were all so unlikable but I was eating up the story.
Then the end happened. I had predicted it, which normally doesn't bother me. But the way it happened was so dumb.
Great book, simple writing, engaging - 4 ⭐️
But that ending knocked it down to 3

09.28.2023

dabbe Hello there, adorably-cute kitty! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
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The Maze Runner | James Dashner
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This is a soft pick for me. There were quite a few characters to keep up with. The world was very interesting. And the twist at the end had me a little shocked. I don't know why, because I know there is a second book. But, when people were asking me how I was liking it, I kept saying "Hunger Games was better".

09.21.2023

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1. CAT, 100% no questions asked
2. I love all books all the time
3. I'm still in my Princess Era
4. YES! I like themed ankle socks - size 8
5. Halloween Town - watch it every year. And when I found out they were married in real life, I almost fainted.
6. I love all types of Snickers! Also love, Peanut M&Ms, popcorn balls, and oreos.

#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #HHS23
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn 🎃👻🙌🏻 8mo
wanderinglynn Just checking in! How‘s your #HHS going? 7mo
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@BorrowersBookClub on Instagram. I love when I am in the majority but am so confused when I'm not.
Maybe useful for #HHS #HHS23

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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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Mehso-so

It was just okay.
I like the twists. But the story itself dragged on a little too long. It was on my TBR for so long, so I'm glad I read it, but knowing what I know now, I would have been just as happy to skip it.
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09.07 2023

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My physical TBR... I'm going to start with these and actually read them. I hope to start slowly emptying out this box. And then I can add all my other physical books. Where do I start?
H O W do I start?

09.07.2023

steph_phanie Ooooh start with Rebecca! 8mo
The.Great.Catsby @steph_phanie @dabbe Yes! Great idea!!! I'll start there 😍 8mo
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#HHS #HHS23
My HHS Collage!

And I made a Pinterest Board! https://pin.it/Acrt8AF

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🎃👻🙌🏻 8mo
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I think Mary Kubica may be my favorite author. I've seen mixed reviews on this one but I really enjoyed it.
The part... you know the part... it was so graphic. I was horrified.
I cannot wait to read more by her.

I've read Local Woman Missing and now this one. Anyone have any favorites by her?

09.03.23

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After reading the Woman in Cabin 10 and In a Dark, Dark Wood, I thought I was done with Ruth Ware - not because I don't like her. I just think other authors do it better. But this surprised me. I really fell in love with Ellie! There were quite a few twists that I absolutely did not see coming. Also, I'd love a book with Jack as the main character. There's more there and I want answers.

⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

08.20.2023

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I know this is an unpopular opinion. It was just a no from me. Maybe there was too much to keep up with? Or that I didn't really like any of the characters? Maybe it just wasn't the right genre for me. It was long and did not engage me. Also, it was kind of gross at times.
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08.24.2023

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The Prisoner | B.A. Paris
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Amazon Original Stories:
Murder at the Royal Ruby - Nita Prose
The Mosquito - B.A. Paris
People Like Them - Minka Kent
Heart of a Mother - Julie Clark
Slot Machine Fever Dream - Chris Bohjalian
Just A Girl - Alyssa Cole

Quickly devoured The Obsession series- a series of short stories. Well developed characters and story. The Mosquito was my favorite. I didn't like the writing style of Slot Machine Fever Dream.

Free on Prime Reading

08.18.23

dabbe The Great Catsby is beyond adorable! 🖤🐾🖤 9mo
The.Great.Catsby @dabbe 😻😻😻 9mo
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Happy Place | Emily Henry
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I went into this knowing that it was going to be a bit annoying with the back and forth. And it was annoying. Why do people hold themselves back? Why live your life in the unsaid?
But really, still a good book. This story could have been told in fewer pages. But it seems that all of her books are a bit long.

3.5⭐️

08.16.2023

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Breaking Dawn | Stephenie Meyer
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"And how long have you been seventeen?"
"A while."

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Strange Planet | Nathan W. Pyle
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Sometimes in can be so easy to lift others up before you lift yourself. But just remember "I am a beacon of joy". You have people who love you and care for you.
And if I ever doubt this... my cat still needs me to feed her everyday, so she HAS to love me. ?

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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I won't lie, I give all memoirs ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ just because I know it takes guts to put it all out there. But this one genuinely was good. You can see how much Tom had grown through his life.
It's easy for people to change their actions, but to change their thoughts and their minds, that takes a lot of reflection and courage.
There was also tons of great humor. This was just really good for me.

08.06.2023

vonnie862 I'm currently listening to this. 9mo
The.Great.Catsby @vonnie862 are you enjoying it so far? 9mo
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Icebreaker | Hannah Grace
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As someone who has been to a party or 2 at the hockey house in college, I have no idea how anyone could survive spending as much time in that house as they did.
I liked all of the characters except Aaron. He super sucks. You could tell that Stassie was trying to be a "cool girl". But, I still really enjoyed this book. Yes, super spicy, but I think the story here was solid and pulls at your heartstrings a little.

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07.29.2023

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I went into this book having no idea what it was about... a few of my friends recommended I read it.
Well, they were right because I really really enjoyed this book. No spoilers, but I LOVED her 5th husband and the people who were involved. It was really something beautiful.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

07.25.23

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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I have never laughed so much while reading a book. I have also never had to long tap so many words to find out what they mean while reading a book.
Patrick takes his niece and nephew for the summer and has no idea what he is doing. But also knows exactly what he is doing. A lighthearted read with a darker undertone. This was so enjoyable, I didn't want it to end. Loved this story and Patrick as a character.
🦩🦩🦩🦩

07.12.23

AmyG Same here! I listened to it and my husband kept asking me what was so funny. This would make such a wonderful movie. 10mo
The.Great.Catsby @AmyG it absolutely would!! Let's manifest that! 10mo
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