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TorchlightReading

Joined June 2016

Reading since '89
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You Deserve Nothing: A Novel | Alexander Maksik
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Such a wonderful, beautiful and moving book. This will stick with you. Read anything Alexander Maksik has written. You won't be disappointed.

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You Deserve Nothing: A Novel | Alexander Maksik
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The distance between desire and action.

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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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On to the next! Top of my #TBR pile!

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Dare Me: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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Mehso-so

It wasn't quite what I wanted it to be, but it still has the potential to scare the crap out of you. High school girls do not mess around.

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Dare Me: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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Koshka before I go to work: "I'm sorry. What is this "work" thing you speak of? Sounds ridiculous." DARE ME and the cat almost have me convinced to stay in and read all day.

#catsoflitsy

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The Freedom Broker | K. J. Howe
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HAPPY PUB DAY! Thriller fans, pick this one up. Plenty of action straight from the get-go to keep you on your toes. Thea Paris is the ultimate bad-ass.

#thriller #debutnovel #badasswomen

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Read it and go on an adventure.

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Koshka couldn't handle all of the intense action, so she went to the other end of the couch. THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. I feel like either @Liberty or Rebecca suggested this one on the podcast... SO GOOD!

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I CAN'T STOP READING THIS BOOK! I should go to the gym, go to work, be a normal adult, but I don't know if I can! Koshka and I give it thumbs and paws up so far.

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Mehso-so

I really, really wanted to enjoy this one. However, for some reason, I wasn't drawn into it. It's beautifully written, but I wasn't able to immerse myself.

Reviewsbylola That's so disappointing when that happens! 3y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Completely engrossing. I read it in one weekend because I just couldn't put it down! Liane Moriarty explores domestic violence, at times being funny as hell, and other times incredibly alarming. I would laugh one minute and gasp the next.

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Read this book of you want to be lured into a sense of safety and then have that safety net ripped out from under you. Norton seems bumbling and pompous, but this book is not what I expected at all! Koshka is equally upset. If could say something to Norton, it would be: "What the flying fuck, Norton?!"

#hanyasmadskills

Joybishoptx I 🖤black kitties 3y
BookishFeminist 😂😂 3y
Yournewfriendsams I just finished this too. Just when you think, ok maybe Norton isn't so, bad. BAM!! 😢😫☹️ 3y
TorchlightReading @Yournewfriendsams Seriously! I didn't exactly like Norton, but I didn't think he was... you know. Hanya is too good. 3y
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As I continue to read on my flight home, I'm getting more and more disturbed... I don't want to give anything away, but this story is becoming stranger by the minute...

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"So there I was, a scientist (presumably), a doctor (allegedly), and a colleague (regrettably) of two people who were convinced that a man who appeared to be 65 was actually 131."

Norton is growing on me! He seemed very pompous and egotistical at the beginning, but I'm drawn in (yet again) by Hanya's mad skills.

#travelreading #hanyasmadskills

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Getting ready to leave Louisville and spend a few days in Minneapolis before heading back home to New York! It's been a great time, and I'm so glad I brought plenty of books. Happy Christmas to all you Littens!

BookishMarginalia Safe journey! 3y
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Grief is pain internalized, abscess of the soul. Anger is pain as energy, sudden explosion.

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While digging through my "to read" pile, I found this!! I needed something easier and lighter after THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS-because heavy shit happened-and this seems like a perfect fit! I'm gonna dip in and out as needed. Doctor prescribed.

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The Read Harder Challenge for 2017 was just announced!! Koshka and I are starting to prepare for next year's reading...

#bookriot #readharder #catsoflitsy

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The Natural Way of Things | Charlotte Wood
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Dear lord... is this really how society thinks women can be treated? I'm sure it's an exaggeration, but it terrifies me to my very core. This book may not be for the faint hearted, but it will take a hold of you and force you to think. I couldn't get it out of my mind.

#feverdream

MariettaSG I also ask the question: is this how society sees all men? 3y
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The Natural Way of Things | Charlotte Wood
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My personal rap song... currently reading THE NATURAL WAY OF THINGS! And the New York Times Book Review, because more books. Hopefully Steinbeck approves...
#BooksfromSteinbeck @Liberty

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I LOVED this book. T.C. Boyle really made me think. I was on such a rollercoaster of emotions the whole time. How would I react if I was in that situation? What would I have done differently? I think it casts an interesting light on human relations.

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I have so much reading to do for work, and it's been crazy busy with the holidays, but all I want to do is FINISH THIS DAMN BOOK! I just got to a major Dawn-twist. Is everyone going crazy in this book? Well, if I was trapped in a dome, I might go crazy too... GAH!

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After four very long car rides, it looks like someone is happy to be back home! Now it's time to read more...

Viji Your baby looks just like mine! 3y
tpixie Love black cats!! 3y
TorchlightReading Cats of Litsy! 3y
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My second audiobook on my Thanksgiving trip. It was so fascinating and truly heartbreaking. I would strongly recommend it. And that's my celebratory beer once the drive was done.

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Fallen | Karin Slaughter
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This was such a great driving companion! The narrator was terrific, and we got some great backstory on Will and Faith. For all y'all Will Trent fans out there, this is a must read!

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"All of us, women and men, must do better."

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Car reading on the way back from Thanksgiving!

8little_paws Kitty! Does kitty do well in the car? 3y
TorchlightReading @8little_paws Kitty actually does pretty well in the car! It's definitely not her favorite place, though lol. 3y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I stopped into Firestorm in Asheville! The anarchist bookstore with a great selection.

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I'm out of town for a week, and I'll admit I brought six books with me. Just in case. Oh! And two audiobooks for the drive! Time to start THE TERRANAUTS!

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Fallen | Karin Slaughter

During long drives, I am so grateful for audiobooks. And FALLEN by Karin Slaughter definitely helped keep me awake during the 11 hour drive to my parents' house!

Reviewsbylola 11 hours is brutal! 3y
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The Far Empty | J. Todd Scott
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Mehso-so

An interesting read. But all of the changing perspectives were jarring for me sometimes. There were parts that were very thrilling, though, and really engaging. If you are in the mood for a good modern western, this is for you!

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The Far Empty | J. Todd Scott
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Nothing but distractions from this cat... but I started this modern western mystery today! It's getting better with every page.

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I'll Eat When I'm Dead | Barbara Bourland
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I loved this one. I started reading it in NYC, and it was such fun to read it in the same place the book is set in! Delightful, refreshing, and with great messages about our beauty industry, women in the workplace, and how women view their bodies. Read it.

Also, I'm trying to read my next book, and Koshka keeps trying to distract me...

tpixie Silly Cat!!! 3y
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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At the @Litsy meet up at #brlive!

Varshitha Oh wow, awesome .. Wish I could do this too.. 3y
TorchlightReading @Varshitha Come next time!! 3y
Varshitha Haha no.. I am based in India, if I ever get a change to visit then I'll definitely meet you guys .. 3y
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BookBabe Ooh! @MrBook and I should definitely try to make it next year 🙌🏻 3y
MrBook Very cool!!! Hoping to make it next year 😁👍🏻! 3y
TorchlightReading @BookBabe and @MrBook Yes! Absolutely do come! It was just lovely. 3y
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I'll Eat When I'm Dead | Barbara Bourland
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All the Books Live!! So fun to see @Liberty and Rebecca talk about books in person. And about unicorns. #BRLive

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Walter Mosley at Book Riot Live! #BRlive

TorchlightReading I'm going to comment on my own picture. Because I have things to say. 3y
TorchlightReading This is the most I've laughed all week. He was so refreshingly funny and surprisingly dirty. 3y
TorchlightReading "It's really hard to write about a person who isn't intelligent" - Walter Mosley. 3y
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I'll Eat When I'm Dead | Barbara Bourland

"It was Havisham, but now it's more early Cindy Sherman throwing eggs on the floor."

WHAT?

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I'll Eat When I'm Dead | Barbara Bourland
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Taking a little break from THE HUMBLING, and picking up this for the weekend at Book Riot Live. I needed something a little lighter after this week we've been having... P.S. I love the cover.

Reviewsbylola That cover is awesome! 3y
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The Humbling | Philip Roth
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Starting THE HUMBLING on this Election Day! I used to work in the theatre, so I think this one will be interesting...

BookishMarginalia 😻😻😻 3y
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I wasn't able to get into this one... I haven't much other Walter Mosley books, specifically books in this series, so I think I'm missing some backstory that could have helped draw me in. Still, Easy is a cool guy to spend some time with. (This message brought to you by Koshka)

BookishMarginalia 😻😻😻 3y
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Home sick today, which means I'm spending it with Easy Rawlins. And my kitty, Koshka (not pictured because she was being sassy).

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Next up is CHARCOAL JOE! I'm prepping for Book Riot Live in a couple of weekends....

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Shelter in Place | Alexander Maksik
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This a novel about life. Love. Friendship. Darkness and violence. Light. How such joy can be found in only a few hours. Read it. Read it now.

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Shelter in Place | Alexander Maksik
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It caused me such joy to see her.
And such pain.
And such fear.
What combination has more power? And what combination more unusual?

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My weekend book haul! Gotta get my Walter Mosley on before Book Riot Live.

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Shelter in Place | Alexander Maksik
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"Let's say that if you'd followed us out to the boardwalk and squinted into the darkness, we would have been shining in the night."

I'm in love with this book.

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Shelter in Place | Alexander Maksik
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Starting this little guy today! Such a pretty cover...

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I have no words. Ok, I have a few. This book is so funny, but incredibly insightful. Go and read it, please!

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"So you're going to horrible places and meeting horrible people and you're complaining about it? Live your life like a decent person"

PREACH

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This book is freaking me out!! It's so incredibly interesting, but I'm constantly oscillating between feeling despair about our current dating culture and hope that love is real. GAH!