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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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Not sure if any of you know about this #SantaThing swap for Christmas this year? Y'all can find more info here:

https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

#SecretSanta

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Permanent Record | Edward Snowden
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Bailedbailed

😖😫 I REALLY wanted to like this book, but unfortunately I just can not get into it. The Swedish names are hard to pronounce, even if I try my best to skip over the pronunciation. Maybe if I listened to this on audio, then I could get through it, but for right now, I'm going to put this book/series off for awhile.
#unpopularopinion

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Getting into this bad boy. 😎
#currentlyreading

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Tuesday | Edward Bond
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1. Developed characters and an engaging plot.
2. During the day.

#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView I am all about character development! Thanks for playing! 4w
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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Mehso-so

I kind of have mixed feelings about this. Parts of the book lost my interest, while other parts kept me reading until the end. This was a depressing book to say the least. Flynn couldn't have wrote these characters any better!
Will have to give Sharp Objects a read, eventually!
Any thoughts on the ending of this book?

ElizaMarie I liked Sharp Objects way better Thant his one. I don't know this one didn't sit well with me. It just was a bit ehh. I mean I am glad I read it but... I am way glad I read Sharp Objects better (I think if I would have read this one first I might have given up and not read the other one) 4w
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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Going to start reading this.

Also, I'm thinking of DNF'ing Dry. I put it off for a few days and I don't know how I feel getting back into it after a little hiatus. Plus, I don't find it as funny as I thought it would be.

Ericalambbrown I loved this one! 1mo
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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Going to start this. Plus, on the back cover, Entertainment Weekly named him one of the fifteen most funniest people in America. So here's to many LOL moments.

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Tuesday | David Wiesner
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1. No. I tend to listen to music.
2. I think I have one in my neighborhood. But I don't use it.
#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😘 2mo
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Pickpick

I enjoyed reading the little short stories of people and their habits. The book also explained why we do what we do, and the scientific evidence to back it up.

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Started this a couple days ago. Pretty interesting so far.

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Mehso-so

This book kept my interest throughout, but it definitely wasn't the best book I've read. Mainly, Cass being a bit too paranoid for the average person when she is constantly thinking the murderer is making the silent calls. Plus, she seemed to be taking Jane's murder a little seriously. I'm sure I wouldn't be an emotional wreck if I met someone only once and they got murdered shortly after. All in all, this was an enjoyable read.

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A couple chapters in and I'm loving this so far!

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Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📘 Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo
🎬 Jaws
🎶 Love Bites by Halestorm

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🦈🖤🦈 4mo
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#currentlyreading
Hopefully this lives up to her first book. 🤞

LapReader I was a little disappointed. 5mo
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Pickpick

This book was full of emotions. Eye opening what addiction does to a family.

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Currently reading. Synopsis sounds interesting.

kricheal So good 6mo
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Pickpick

Overall, I liked this book. I thought it was neat for the author to write in the perspective of an autistic teenager; even if the writing felt a bit childish. I didn't expect the plot twist half-way through. And I do feel the ending could of been a bit better. It kind of just happened.

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My current read. I'm enjoying it so far.

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Bailedbailed

This is a tough decision to make, but I'm going to have to bail on this. I REALLY wanted to like this, but I'm just not into the story that much.
#unpopularopinion

magicalshelves I don‘t think I finished this one either. I liked The Things They Carried and Going After Cacciato. 6mo
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Currently reading this. So far, so good!

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Thursday | Catherine Storr
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1. Friday=start of the weekend
2. Nothing I can think of.
3. The College Info Geek Podcast. They also have a YouTube channel.
4. I've always like gel-ink pens.
5. Tag, you're it!
#ThursdayThang @Coleen_Nieto

Coleen_Nieto @TheRiehlDeal thanks for playing! 6mo
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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Mehso-so

I thought this book was alright. I was really invested in it the first half of the book. But, by around the end, it kind of fell through on me a little bit. I really liked the first half and parts of the second; especially when Jack was a full-time dad and he finds out that his wife, Julia, might be having an affair. Towards the end I was starting to lose interest, but I wanted to finish the book regardless. Not sure if any of you feel the same.

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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1. Going to the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
2. Tagged book. I haven't read any of his other books, but I heard The Underground Railroad was really good.
3. Watermelon 🍉
4. In Syracuse NY, it was 102°F (38°C) on July 9th, 1936.
5. @bookcollecter @Guildedearlobe @Sassenach1

#ThursdaySurvey @laurenslibrary

LaurensLibrary Thanks for playing! 7mo
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The Wednesday Game | Martin Yoseloff
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1. Sometimes I just pick a book at random. Or I read what I feel I want to read.
2. Nope, too many distractions.
3. People talking, or loud environments.
4. I don't eat while I read, but if I'm thirsty, I'll drink water.
5. @R.L.Walker @RavenclawPrincess913 @I_Like_Big_Books

#WonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Nice! Thanks for joining in 🌺🤗 7mo
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Manic Monday | Danny Wilson
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📙 Had to look this one up. Mental Telegraphy by Mark Twain
🎬 Scream
🎶 Call Me, Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho ❤️☎️❤️ 7mo
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Prey | Michael Crichton
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About to start this. The synopsis sounds intriguing. Haven't read any of his other books. Hopefully it'll be good.
#currentlyreading

JustLazy Kept me in the edge of my seat. 6mo
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Thursday | E. L. Todd
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1. Staying up late.
2. Doing the litter box.
3. Playing outside with my friends and siblings during the summer.
4. Organize donations at The Rescue Mission (non-for-profit organization that helps the homeless). I still work there.
5. Just general advice, don't do drugs or drink/get drunk.

@Howseldomtheydo @ReadWithAJ @christine_reads88 @Callemarie

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💛 7mo
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Pickpick

Finished this this morning. Pretty terrifying what Ebola can do to you. The author gives real-hand accounts of those who have contracted the virus, and those who have bravely fought to eradicate it.

Believe it not, this was a Christmas gift from my parents a few years ago. So better late then never.

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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. I've discovered quite a few books at my job. I work at a non-for-profit organization that accepts donations, and people have donated books by the likes of James Patterson and Stephen King.
2. No, not yet.
3.
4. I started IT about three years ago and still have yet to finish it.
5. 👍

#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗❣️🌸 7mo
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📙 The Hot Zone.
🎬 Stay (2005). With Ryan Gosling, Ewan McGregor, and Naomi Watts.
🎶 Omen by Another Day's Armor. Insane guitar riff.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing. Long time no see! How are you? 7mo
TheRiehlDeal @JoScho I'm doing great! Sorry I haven't been posting much of late. Just haven't been too focused on Litsy recently (not sure why). But, I'd like to get back to having an active presence on here. 7mo
JoScho You were missed 🧡 7mo
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Library | Sarah Stewart
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I'm curious if any of you get this message while browsing through books on Libby. It's been doing this for quite awhile. I'm on Android, not sure if this is a problem on IOS. I don't get this message on OverDrive. This is really frustrating because I really like Libby. 👿

Update: I restarted my phone and now it is running smooth.

Libby1 Here I am! 🙋🏼‍♀️ Sorry when I don‘t respond. Please keep liking me! 🤣 7mo
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Black Mad Wheel | Josh Malerman
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Panpan

The synopsis had so much potential, but I feel it did not quite deliver. The beginning had me hooked. It started with Philip Tonka, a former WW2 veteran having almost every bone in his body fractured (of varying degrees) by a sound in Africa that is supposed to only make you sick.
After that though, it kind of started to fall. What had me going was seeing how Philip would progress with such a crippling injury. By the end, I had no clue...

TheRiehlDeal what was going on. Even if I re-read the last 50+ pages, I still wouldn't have been able to understand what was happening.

Unfortunately, I think this is his most underwhelming book out of Bird Box and A House at the Bottom of a Lake.

8mo
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Mehso-so

Had high hopes for this after reading Bird Box, but I will say, it was decent. The book focuses on two seventeen-year-old's who find (as the name of the book says), a house at the bottom of a lake, while canoeing.
The book is quite short, under 120 pages, so definitely a book you could read in a day. I'd say the thing that kept me reading was to find out what mysterious things would happen with the house.

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1. Google Play Store
2. Mullet? ?
3. I've never tried salmon, but would love to.
4. Prison Break
5. My elementary school principal would call me and my twin brother "the Riehl deal" as we walked into school. "Hey, it's the Riehl deal," he'd say.

#premondayvibes
@pepsicola

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The Broken Ones | Sarah A. Denzil
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Pickpick

I finished this about a couple months ago, but forgot to put a review on here.

I really liked how the author made you feel the stresses of being a caretaker and the effects it can have on you mentally. As that is the case with the story's main protagonist, Sophie Howland, whom has to take care of her elderly (Mum). It is revealed early in the book that Sophie's mom has early onset Alzheimer's. Sophie also has to deal with her mom's... (cont.) 👇

TheRiehlDeal ...bitterness and angry outbursts that makes Sophie feel insecure. Coupled with the fact that Mum forgets things a lot, and a myriad of other things, the reader understands the toll it has on Sophie.

Overall, I thought this was a really good book with a little mystery added as well.

8mo
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
Mehso-so

I was reading this book on and off, so I can't say I really cared for it. And the plot was a bit confusing; like, I'm not sure what the story was really about. All in all, I would just skip this book if you have not read it.

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Hope all of you had a fantastic day today! I just wanted to share with you what I got for Christmas. Pretty much all non-fiction books except for Bird Box (saw the movie by the way). I also got a CD for a band that I listen to and a Regal movie gift card.

My family and I had a laid back day today. Didn't do much, other than seeing my Grandma. Anyways, have a great rest of your day everyone! 😊 Merry Christmas! 🎅🎄🎁

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Endless Chain | Emilie Richards
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This is a clever way to move a book store. 👬👫👬

https://n.pr/2CWLgxc

#HumanBookChain

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Pickpick

I really liked this! Wasn't as scary as I thought it would be, but I was invested in the story and characters.
#HauntedHouse #Classic

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Nope. My pancreas doesn't need that much sugar (not diabetic by the way).

#gumdrops
@SilversReviews

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Currently reading this. It's pretty good so far! I liked that the build-up to Eleanor getting to Hill House wasn't rushed. Can't to watch the show! 📺

MinDea We watched the first 2 episodes last night! 😱 14mo
BookBoggart I just started reading this after binge watching the show. It's not like the book at all so far. It's closer to that movie "The Haunting" with Liam Neeson and Owen Wilson. Still such a goood show. Still addicted. ? 14mo
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Mehso-so

Didn't really care too much for this book. Felt like I was reading this just to finish it. The only good thing I can probably take from this book is the writing. I'll have to wait and see if Cash's other book, The Last Ballad, lives up to my expectations.

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Are You My Mother? | P.D. Eastman
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1. Soup
2. Tagged book.
3. Then: watch cartoons; like Clifford or Caillou. Now: watch whatever's on TV.
4. 👋

#TuesdayTidbits
@JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 14mo
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SilversReviews Love the graphic you created. Oh yes. Read this book in high school. Thanks for playing. 14mo
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1. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures from this past weekend.
2. Watching A League of Their Own.
3. Tagged.
4. Gas. 😆
5. Chicken riggie.

#HumpDayPost
@MinDea

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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1. ⬆️ Tagged book. ? I need to read more "m" books.
2. Josh Malerman
3. Mr. Robot
4. Muffins

#ManicMonday
#LetterM
@JoScho

JoScho 💙😊💙 14mo
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Thursday | Mary Lindeen
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1. I haven't read funny books yet, but both of Jenny Lawson's books-- Let's Pretend This Never Happened, and Furiously Happy-- seem pretty funny.
2. Anything from NeedToBreathe.
3. My bed.
4. My twin brother.
5. When someone holds a door open for me.

#HelloThursday
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yes! Jenny Lawson is so funny! I laugh so hard tears were streaming down my face! Also lots of great other suggestions today for funny books. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! ☺️ 1y
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Hump Day | Rob Houglan, Holley Houglan
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1. The movie was different than the book, as is the case with all book-to-screen adaptions.
2. Neopolitan
3. No, but I wish. Maybe I will later this month.
4. Never. If my family and I do, then it's for a birthday.
5. Worst: Having to do my co-workers work for one of my jobs, cause some of them still can't follow directions/rules. Best: Can't think of anything.

#HumpDayPost
@MinDea

MinDea 🙌 RPO! 🙄 Coworkers are the worst! 1y
kellyann28 I absolutely feel your pain on point 5. It's so frustrating to do the work of multiple people while getting paid for just yours! 1y
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1. Horror
2. I enjoy both, but I'll pick pumpkin pie any day.
3. Vampires
4. Haunted House
5. Haven't seen either movie, but I'll go with the original Halloween.
6. @OrangeMooseReads

@JenlovesJT47
#TuesdayTidbits
#ThisOrThat

JenlovesJT47 🧡🧡🧡 1y
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