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UCLAoso

UCLAoso

Joined November 2017

Rediscovering my reading groove📖☕️🍷
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Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A beautiful spot to discuss this month‘s Spanish book club selection #sunburnedinnovember

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Pickpick

Such a crazy story! Carreyrou relates the genesis of Theranos, the environment and the decisions leading to the launch of a medical device that was in no way reliable. I only wish I could have learned more about Theranos's founder, Elizabeth Holmes but she remains a mysterious figure throughout the book. I am curious as to whether she truly believed in her device or if she was simply delusional about its concept vs engineering it.

RaimeyGallant On my list! 13mo
UCLAoso @RaimeyGallant so engrossing! 13mo
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Cronica de Una Muerte Anunciada | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Finally got around to scoping out the cookie shop that recently opened up in my neighborhood. Delicious cookies and a good reading spot, I‘ve a feeling I‘ll be a frequent visitor.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I‘ve heard such great things about The Book Thief - I couldn‘t pass up on today‘s ebook deal (only $2.99 on Amazon!)

RaimeyGallant I keep saying I'm going to read this one. One of these days! 14mo
UCLAoso @RaimeyGallant I‘m glad I‘m not the only that hasn‘t read it! Hope to get to it in 2019🤞🏼 14mo
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this read but not as much as I expected. The author is witty but I had lofty expectations - this seems to be the norm with books categorized as humorous. So it is likely an it‘s not you, it‘s me situation since despite my tepid review I now follow the author on Twitter.

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The Trespasser | Tana French
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I‘ve never read a book by this author but this is the October selection for my Meet Up book club. As a side note, this evening‘s sky was just beautiful (though it‘s hard to tell in my pic) #currentlyreading

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Vinegar Girl | Anne Tyler
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Retelling of Taming of the Shrew. I‘ve heard mixed reviews but I still want to read it - perhaps when I‘m in the mood for a light read.

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Didn't mind waiting for my friend to arrive for dinner #brewsandbooks

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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Pickpick

Dark, twisty revenge story. It is told from multiple POVs so you learn the motivations of all main players. Sooo good!!!

RaimeyGallant Sounds great. 1y
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Pickpick

Wish I‘d read this before the accusations leveled at Diaz were exposed as it initially detracted from my reading. I loved this book but feel somewhat guilty for it.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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A powerful read, a novel about slavery and time travel and about the cost people pay to survive dehumanizing conditions and how the cost can be regarded by some as weakness or submission, but on closer inspection one can see the strength and determination it takes to hold on.

RaimeyGallant Great review! And a belated 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. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
UCLAoso I am not super tech savvy so I will check both out. Thank you @RaimeyGallant @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 2y
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Vertabrain Welcome! I just read this for an MFA class, and it‘s now an all-time favorite. 2y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😁 2y
UCLAoso @Vertabrain so good! A friend suggested I read her parable series, have you read those? 2y
Vertabrain No, but I‘ve heard wonderful things about them! 2y
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1. South Pasadena, CA
2. Jane Eyre, Anne of Green Gables
3. Bridgertons (Julia Quinn); Hunger Games
4. Shawshank Redemption; Bridget Jones's Diary
5. Currently binging on Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries🍸🔍
6. Damien Rice
7. Green; Blue
8. Historical Fiction
9. Law firm (paralegal)
10. Not presently (RIP Savy🐕)

#MeetTheLittens #Maich

Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 2y
UCLAoso Thank you @Wife, unfortunately my app crashed just when the welcome wagon rolled in and I was just now able to log back on #techfail #userfailure 2y
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#favoritethings quiz by @JoScho #firsttimequiztaker
1. Green and Blue💚💙
2. Historical Fiction
3. Owls and Dogs🦉🐕
4. Snow Globes
5. Chocolate covered nuts
6. Salt and Vinegar Chips
7. Coffee and tea ☕🍵

JoScho Welcome to Litsy! I hope you love it 💕 and I love snow globes. They are so magical 😊 (edited) 2y
UCLAoso @JoScho Thank you!!😊🔮 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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If linguistics is your jam this might be a good book to have on your radar. From the description I found, the author (Lynne Murphy) writes about the myths and prejudices surrounding American and British English in an engaging and witty style. Releases next week.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I loved the message of hope and need to challenge ourselves and stay present, "We are never so wise as when we live in this moment." There's a passage where Kalanithi looks back on his overnight hikes & it took me back to my first time visiting Yosemite and the overwhelming recognition/sensation I had of being so intrinsically connected to the universe while at the same time realizing that I am just a speck in its grandeur and passage through time

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Mehso-so

This book...I slugged through the beginning of the book and eventually got sucked in by ‘The Magus‘ only to feel like I got thrown off the ride just as I was about to reach the end. I felt as manipulated by the author as Nick was by Conchis, was that the point?

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Sneaking in a little ‘me time‘. Love Saturday mornings 📖☕️❤️

DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
UCLAoso Thank you @DebbieGrillo!!👋🏼🤓 2y
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