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WorldsOkayestStepMom

WorldsOkayestStepMom

Joined January 2018

she/her. Cat mom. Coffee. Books. Artist. SSDGM. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/38466731-emily
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Thick: And Other Essays by Tressie McMillan Cottom
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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4 years ago today I found one of the most awesome corners of the internet! 💖

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 4d
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A Song of Wraiths and Ruin | Roseanne A. Brown
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Bailedbailed

I made it 34% of the way through and I'm not invested in the characters. I feel like the plot is generally predictable, based on the way it's set up. This would be a great book for people who like YA that has magic!

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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I liked the characters and the different perspectives through the book. It's a short book, but has a lot of story in it!

Chelsea.Poole I loved this one!! 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Chelsea.Poole it was so good! 2w
Amandajoy I love your handle! I also fall into that category 😊 2w
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The Chase | Clive Cussler
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Fast-paced adventure novel with a tiny bit of romance thrown in for good measure. This was a Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, otherwise I probably wouldn't have picked it up. It was good, but I don't know yet if I'll continue the series.

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Mehso-so

The book started off slowly but gained momentum and ended well. The author wrote extensively about medical advancements in the beginning and then tied it in to the history of the hospital and I found it somewhat monotonous. I learned a lot of new words and a history of a hospital I hadn't been very aware of.

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I've decided to start highlighting words that I have to look up this year. I like learning new things!

KellyK I‘ve put a vocabulary spread in my reading journal to keep track of unfamiliar words and their definitions. 3w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @KellyK that's a good idea! 3w
DivineDiana I tried to keep a small notebook to write down those new to me words. Problem was I didn‘t alway have the notebook while reading! 😂 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom @DivineDiana I can 100% see myself having the exact same issue! 🙃🙃 2w
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I loved the characters and was invested in what happened to them! The plot sometimes moved slowly, but I didn't find it unbearable and I learned about a civil war I had no previous knowledge of. I will also add that my version (Kindle) could have used some editing and that was a tad bit distracting to me.

Soubhiville I‘m not sure why I haven‘t read this yet, I love her style. I‘m glad you liked it! 3w
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Bailedbailed

Had some good information in the first 10%, but also a lot of flowery prose that made it hard to get into. DNF this one.

I've bailed on so many books this year. 🤦‍♀️😭

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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DNF due to suicide in first chapter that I was wholly unprepared for. I can't deal with that right now.

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Weirdly delightful! I went into the book knowing almost nothing of it, except that 42 was important to something. Now I want to watch the movie!

mabell I love the movie too! 1mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @mabell I can't wait to watch it! 1mo
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Such a strange book. Just over 50% finished with it.

IamIamIam Loved these so much! I need to get back because I fell off the wagon somewhere near the end of So Long & Thanks For All the Fish! 😁 1mo
EvieBee Wow! What a creature. Loving your posts. 1mo
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A Slow Dance Holiday | Carolyn Brown
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A fluffy, cozy romance set in wintertime. The only unlikely part was that it snowed on Christmas in Texas.

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We Are Water Protectors | Carole Lindstrom
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I've wanted to read this one for a while and I'm glad I did! The illustrations are magnificent!

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The Most Beautiful Thing | Kao Kalia Yang
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I love the illustrations in this book and the story is so sweet!

ryanme Illustrations do look great! 1mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Bailedbailed

Managed to get 15% of the way through it, but I'm not invested in any of the characters. I wanted to like it, but I don't. 🤷‍♀️

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I learned so much from Kendall's essays in this book! I knew some of it, but she gave me new perspectives on other parts of intersectionality that I hadn't thought of before.

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I've been audiobooking the tagged book while I get as many things done for tomorrow that I can. So far I've made oat balls, turkey pinwheels, and arranged the veggie tray. I still have to make green tea and fudge.

mabell I‘ve been thinking about making fudge! Yum! 2mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @mabell my mom gave me a recipe for it and I made a trial run of it last weekend! 2mo
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The Perfect Hope | Nora Roberts
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A satisfying ending to the Inn Boonsboro trilogy!

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Mehso-so

A funny memoir interspersed with information about autism spectrum disorder.

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An inspiring call to action for anyone who wants to change the way things are!

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Mehso-so

I wasn't as invested in Avery and Owen as I was in Clare and Beckett, but it was still a good love story and I will finish the trilogy!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Life update: my daughter was recognized at Senior Night tonight at the football game. It's a great excuse to take a nice picture together!

marleed Beautiful! 3mo
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The Next Always | Nora Roberts
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Cozy romance that brought me to tears. I love stories/trilogies that have this type of setup and feel to them.

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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This book is way more intense than the movie! I love the movie, but as it so often is, the book is better.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Cute story that made me hungry! I loved Deja!

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I first read this as an 8th grader and didn't really understand or like it. I decided to reread this as an adult and I understand it so much better!

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The Whistler | John Grisham
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Bailedbailed

Just wasn't holding my interest.

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A graphic memoir about coming of age in America when Malaka is trying to find where she belongs and how to honor all of her cultures. Cute illustrations too!

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I absolutely love Jenny Lawson's writing style and this book is no different! Her hilarious anecdotes had me laughing so hard I woke up my husband; her heartfelt serious essays were relatable and eye-opening. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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The Late Show | Michael Connelly
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Bailedbailed

I gave it 20% and am still not invested in the characters. I think the plot is moving too slowly to be interesting.

TiredLibrarian I read this for a book group. I felt kind of "meh" about it, but most of the people in our group really liked it. ? 4mo
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Everything Inside | Edwidge Danticat
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Thought provoking and heart wrenching short stories.

SamAnne Have loved everything I‘ve read by Danticat and want to read more. (edited) 4mo
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I love that no matter how many times I read Maya Angelou's poems, something resonates with me.

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Just what I needed to read tonight: a book of poetry that ran the gamut of emotions for me. The last section is beautiful!

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Bailedbailed

DNF this for now, but I want to get back to it on audio. I think it'll hold my attention better and I can get through it faster that way.

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Big Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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Bailedbailed

I gave it 34% before I returned it to the library.

I'm in a bad reading slump.

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E Butler
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Bailedbailed

I'm not in the right head space for this type of book right now.

Texreader One absolutely must be in the right headspace for this one! 5mo
glamhobbit I had the same reaction! Which is so hard because I love octavia butler 😭 5mo
Kenyazero Definitely a hard read, so best to be in the right headspace for this one! 5mo
IamIamIam I read all kinds of horror and suspense and true crime and I had to put this aside because it scared the life out of me!!! 5mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Today, my husband dropped my son off at college for his sophomore year. I wish I could have been there, but I'm in too much pain to do the walking necessary. I'm so proud of Aaron and man he is becoming! He intends to get his degree in early elementary education and become a teacher. Aaron is pictured on the left with the black shirt, my husband Brian is in the gray polo.

#ChronicPain #DisabledLitsy

Tamra 💛 I wish him and your family all the best! 5mo
DivineDiana Best wishes for your son‘s school year! Take care of yourself! ❤️ 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Tamra thank you so much 5mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @DivineDiana thank you! I've been resting today. 💜 5mo
robinb Take care! And best wishes for a great school year for your son. Mine just went off for his senior year. 😊 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @robinb best wishes for your student as well! 5mo
robinb @WorldsOkayestStepMom Thank you! Let's just hope this coming year is more of a normal one for our students than last year. 5mo
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The Secrets of the FBI | Ronald Kessler
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Bailedbailed

Bailed after 10%. I didn't like the writing style, it was so dry and came across as monotone.

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I loved immersing myself into the world of Lakshmi and Malik again! Another beautiful story from the incredible Alka Joshi, and outstanding narrator performances on the audio book!

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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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Bailedbailed

I read almost 10% of the book and I just wasn't interested in finishing it.

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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A book of beautiful poetry and prose!

Tamra Yes! 6mo
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I never watched the show (I don't have Netflix), so I had literally no idea what the story would be about. I'm so glad I read this book! I loved getting to know the people that Piper met and her impressions of things. In a weird way, this was a relatable book for me. I want to watch the show now too.

MaleficentBookDragon The show is “loosely” based on the book, but I liked it. It was a bit bat shit crazy, in a fun way. 6mo
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My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Bailedbailed

So much of the text was italicized and hurt my eyes to read for too long. I may try this again in audio format later (there is a waiting list for the audio), but I may not too. I read the first 10% and I was expecting more about her life than about her published opinions and editorials.

Graywacke I love RBG but bailed on this on audio. A bit repetitive. 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Graywacke good to know! Thanks! 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Megabooks thank you! It's on my TBR list. 6mo
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Mehso-so

I loved the illustrations throughout the book and several of the stories made me literally laugh out loud. Not all of it was funny, some was more introspective and less interesting to me.

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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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I had to read a few other people's reviews of this book before I could find the right words for my own review. This is a lovely story that felt like a hug. I loved the descriptions of everything! As many other people said, it's also so bittersweet. The heartbreaks that Roya feels are palpable.

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A book of beautiful poems centering Native Americans, specifically the Muskogee Creek Nation.

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All That Glitters | Danielle Steel
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this book. It seemed like the easy-to-read romance I was wanting, but the writing style is SUPER repetitive and annoying. I guess I've never read a Danielle Steel novel before...are they all like this?

BookishMarginalia I loved Danielle Steel as a young teen and read everything she‘d written at that point. Then I was done. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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Parts of this book were predictable, but it had a sweet ending and I enjoyed it enough to look into any other books by the same author.

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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one too. I don't like the characters and the writing style feels icky, like I'm spying on them.

Depression has me in a major reading (and general life) slump right now and it's hard for me to do anything. Please tag easy to read books for me to try to read, if you can. Thank you! 💖

Soubhiville If you enjoy romance I thought this one was light and nice. (There is conflict in it, but mostly good feelings and it made me laugh loudly many many times.) 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville thank you for the suggestion! There is a 12 week hold on Boyfriend Material at my library right now. 💜 7mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville not yet, and it's got an even longer wait list. 7mo
KarenUK This one was lovely 💕 7mo
Alfoster I agree! I wanted to like this one more than I did!😢 7mo
DivineDiana I agree with @Alfoster This Book was disturbing for me. 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @KarenUK thank you for the suggestion! 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m sorry you are feeling down. Take care. I was delighted by Rosaline Palmer takes the cake and boyfriend material both by Alexis Hall. The Guncle and House on the Cerulean Sea were also both adorable. I hope you feel better soon. 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading Do you have US audible? I would share any of those with you if you‘d like. I believe I have them all. 7mo
Prairiegirl_reading I double checked and I do. Please let me know and I‘d be happy to send any one you choose. 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Prairiegirl_reading i appreciate the offer, but I don't have audible right now. 7mo
Kdgordon88 I bailed on this one, too. Thought it was awful. 7mo
Vansa This is a great bunch of whimsical, beautiful short stories. Highly recommended for a reading slump! 7mo
Vansa It's available on Internet Archive, if you're ok with using that 7mo
Reggie Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. It is so disgusting and I thought funny. At the minimum, it will have you distracted and blind with fury that I suggested such a book. 7mo
lazydaizee Sorry to hear you are depressed, hope you soon feel better. 7mo
Bookzombie When I‘m in a slump, I find reading children‘s books fun. Also, it feels like you are accomplishing something because of their length. I also like to pick up a murdery book or return to a series I enjoy. 7mo
RavenclawOwlCat This one was a favorite of mine in high school! A cute, fun, and easy read! 6mo
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