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andreadmw

andreadmw

Joined March 2016

Chicagoan. Rebel. 📚 SciFi/Fan, memoirs, contemporary, social issues, vampire, true crime, nonfiction, comics, audiobooks, ebooks. GR & SG: andreadmw
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Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
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Vampire: the Masquerade Vol. 1: Winter's Teeth by Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard
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Leslie F*cking Jones by Leslie Jones
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Feb picks for #readyourbooks. I‘m seeing if I can do 3 out of the 4. That might be too ambitious but Tell me How it Ends are essays and under 200 pgs.

#readyourkindle #readyournook @CBee

CBee Looks great 😊 5mo
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Jim Butcher does it again. I love his characters, their relationships, his cats. The way you know everyone is still in deep peril even after a victory. My 1 criticism is to see more diversity. There is definitely a strong similarity between his heroes: Grimm, Harry and Tavi and I love them all for it. This book was great. Steam punky, aeronauts, good and bad guys, flying ships, creatures that live above. Can‘t wait to read the next one.

monkeygirlsmama I've always meant to read Butcher, but still have yet to do so. One of these days. 6mo
andreadmw @monkeygirlsmama I‘ve enjoyed all his different series so far. Each is unique but also very clearly a Butcher book. 6mo
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My Feb book spin picks. I put a few of these open spaces of book collections I‘ve been trying to read. #startrekbooks #bookspin.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 6mo
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My favorite reads in January 2024.

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February and first #BookSpin
Thank you @TheAromaofBooks

I hope what I did is cool. I‘ve been trying to get through some large book collections. Star Trek and Agatha Christie books plus a stack of comics. So I duplicated them a few times and peppered in a few rereads and miscellaneous.

#DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks fabulous!! 6mo
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I‘m so excited about this! #readyourbooks @CBee thank you for organizing
We are reading books purchased but not read. I‘m a mix of formats here. 10 fiction and 10 non. 2 graphic novels.
#readyourkindle #readyournook

CBee Looks great! Gideon was banana pants but I really liked it 😂👏🏻 6mo
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. Since you are forcing me to pick 1, I‘m cheating and picking a series. Martha Wells Murderbot series. I read books 1-4 in Jan and am obsessed.

2. Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman has been on my Libby list for about 3 months. It finally came in and I‘m starting it in the next couple days.

TheSpineView I loved the Murderbot books. Thanks for playing! 6mo
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Finished / Staring in audiobooks today
#audiobooks #finishedstarting

I don't think this was the best book for audio, but it was fascinating. I have an annotated Dracula and I think this book is a great companion.

It pieces together writings, Oscar Wilde and history. It‘s a slice of LGBTQ+ history and how the community lived in mid to late 1800 Ireland. How all of this helped make Dracula. All of the influence, references, imagery, etc.

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1. Work. Read.
2a. Audiobook: Something in the blood. The untold story of Bram Stoker, the man who wrote Dracula by David J Skal
2b. Ebook: The Aeronauts Windlass by Jim Butcher
3. Introvert. Music lover.

#MotivationalMonday @Cupcake12

Cupcake12 Hope you have a good week. Thanks for joining in x 6mo
andreadmw @Cupcake12 thank you! I‘ve been off Litsy for a long time so just getting back into it. 6mo
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Finished book 2. Words of Radiance. I liked it even more than Way of Kings. Sanderson‘s world building and character building are truly fantastic. At times I admit it can feel like a lot. There is so much detail in these books.

I switched over to Edgedancer before starting book 3.

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1. Chicago, IL
2. This question is too hard. Interview with A Vampire by Anne Rice
3. Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
4. Serenity
5. Mandalorian
6. Madonna
7. 🖤black
8. Urban fantasy
9. I work at an ad tech/data company
10. Not right now but I want to get a kitty in 2021

#meetthelittens

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November Stats
I avoided political books all year and then went into November diving deep into politics.

4 Audiobooks (3 done, 1 in progress)
2 eBook (1 done, 1 in progress)

5 Non-Fiction
1 Fantasy

2 by Women
2 by People of Color

Currently listening: Obama's A Promised Land. Currently reading: Brandon Sanderson Stormlight Archive trilogy.

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I just hit the 51% mark on the ebook version of this collection of 3 books in 1. I‘m committing to completing it before the end of 2020. Reading it on my Kobo.

I‘m new to Sanderson this year. I read the 3 Mistborn books in the spring and adored them. This series has taken me longer to get into but I‘m definitely invested. Kaladin is my man!

2 of my favorite recent quotes from the book pictured.

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Loved it. Short 1-2 page memories of people in her life who passed. Really sweet, very thoughtful and helps you think about how you will be remembered. How you remember those who passed. Even though these are quick, you can feel the impact of each loss. How she considered each and every person so thoughtfully. Really beautiful.

Clocked in 2 hours on this book for #24b4monday

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First read for this readathon. I‘ve already started it but I‘ll finish it probably over lunch at work tomorrow. After that I think I‘ll dive into When You Read This.

The anniversary of my husbands death is coming up. When it first happened I dove head first into grief memoirs. Now that we‘re coming up on 1 year, I‘m back to reading about death. If anyone has any good grief, death, or dying recommendations, please send! Can be fiction or non.

Redwritinghood I thought this one was a really beautiful book. 5y
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon, and with coping with the anniversary. 😊 5y
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1. Don‘t really have a favorite. I‘ll go with Memoirs for this
2. Jami Attenberg
3. Shadow in the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zagreb
4. Steampunk

#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 5y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Finishing up Becoming tonight. As we all try and make sense of the shit show that is our current president. This line is exactly what I think about almost daily. Why were ppl not engaged to get out there that night to vote, and why did so many women pick him? It can drive you crazy to think about.

I have absolutely loved this book. Refreshing take from a non-politician thrust into politics through her love for her husband. Highly recommend.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Finally started this! Why did I wait? I love her even more than Barack sometimes.
I love this quote. It is so true. I loved my husband so much. He was my best friend and soulmate. Even I agree with this. It doesn‘t make marriage bad, because the benefits when you both can and do work on relationship like this. When you see how a nurtured love can grow. It‘s a beautiful thing. Working on a relationship is not a negative.

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Death Going Down | Mara Anglica Bosco
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Actually finished this book already but my new one isn‘t showing up in here (Find the Star: Stars of the New gods). Now I‘m out having a delicious cider and some lunch with my reading. #24in48

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Death Going Down | Mara Anglica Bosco
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Book set in Argentina ✅
Dulce de Leche croissant ✅
Pot of loose tea ✅
#24in48

rmaclean4 Heaven 5y
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I can‘t resist these
1. Urban fantasy, and memoir are probably my top 2.
2. Falling. Bugs.
3. Quincy (for those too young to know he was a tv pathologist who solved murders). I ended up in art 😂
4. 30
5. What‘s up y‘all!!
#friyayintros @howjessreads

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Love that Saturday morning feeling when you are 47% in on this amazing book and theres a snow storm outside, so you are looking forward to a 1 woman read-a-thon!!

emilyhaldi Nothing better! 6y
andreadmw @emilyhaldi and it hasn‘t stopped snowing yet. Just made a pot of tea and sinking in for more reading!! 6y
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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Wow. This series keeps you on your toes. I am shook after getting to the end of vol 9. I immediately want to talk to someone about it.

Kristy_K Just bought this today! Your review makes me eager to start it. 6y
andreadmw @Kristy_K it was so good. Full of everything you love and love to hate about the series. I understand the writers are taking a hiatus on the series for a year after this. 6y
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I know I‘m late to the party but I‘ve decided I‘m going to read through the entire 100 Great American Reads books. I‘ve read 28 of them at some point in my life.

Twilight and Lord of the Rings are going to be tough. I‘ve never in my 45 yrs of life made it through Lord of the Rings and I‘ve tried 4 times. I did enjoy the movie.

Not going to try to only read these 100 in a row, I‘ll follow the list order and probably pepper other books between.

TheBookAddict It may help if you try to listen to the audiobooks for those tough ones. I‘ve been slowly reading the books on the GAR list, but I also have been reading other books in between. I think I would be discouraged to finish reading them if I only stuck to the list. 6y
andreadmw Great idea! Mix it up a bit. Yeah, I can‘t imagine if these were the only books I read for the next year-ish. 6y
MelissaSue81 Good luck! I read 24 of them this year.. I don‘t think I could do all 100.. some of them I just don‘t think I could get through. Even the ones I picked some were rough! 6y
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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu

📚Moxie, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Ms Marvel, and the Kate Daniels Series of books (Magic Shifts, Magic Breaks, Magic Burns, etc..)

Author: Michelle McNamara, Christopher Moore, Lin Manuel Miranda

🎥 Mad Max,

📺 My So Called Life, Moonlight,

🍽 Milanesa, Meatballs, Mostaccioli, Mozzerella

#manicmonday #letterm @JoScho

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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📚Moxie, My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Ms Marvel, and the Kate Daniels Series of books (Magic Shifts, Magic Breaks, Magic Burns, etc..)

Author: Michelle McNamara, Christopher Moore, Lin Manuel Miranda

🎥 Mad Max,

📺 My So Called Life, Moonlight,

🍽 Milanesa, Meatballs, Mostaccioli, Mozzerella

#manicmonday #letterm @JoScho

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The Addams Family: An Evilution | Charles Addams, H. Kevin Miserocchi
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1. Chai ☕️
2. Fireplace 🔥
3. Both? I guess I would pick cake if I must choose 🍰
4. Owls 🦉 #hedwig.
5. Addams Fam 🧛‍♀️
6. ANNE RICE by a million!
7. Halloween ❤️

#allthefall

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Litsy!
I have been away for much too long. My life took a very bad turn. I lost my dear husband in April from cancer and my mom was diagnosed with dementia.

I‘ve wanted to come back and thought Anne Rice would be a great book to come back to. Oh this book is wonderful!!! I feel this is the strongest since she came back to writing Lestat 🧛‍♂️ her books are so immersive and they pull you in. This book does not disappoint. 5 out of 5.

TrishB So sorry for your loss 💕 hope reading is comforting at least. 6y
Cspen113 *hugs* So sorry for your loss. Welcome back! 6y
Redwritinghood So sorry for your loss. 💕💕 6y
Well-ReadNeck Sending you much love 💗 6y
andreadmw Thank you all so much. It has been a transition for sure. I still have bad days and will continue to for a long time probably. For the first few months I could only read about death. Memoirs about grief, etc. Good to be back in fiction again. 6y
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Call me an old married lady 😂 but damn!! I would be so exhausted if my life was spent playing this insane game all the time. I love my phone but I cannot be a slave to it. I treat my cell phone like the old home phone of ancient times. If I‘m not home, I‘m not required to answer. It‘s not playing a game, it‘s living. Old lady soap box hour. 😂

readinginthedark 🙌🏻 7y
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Did everyone see this? The illustrated kindle version with interactivity and animations 😍😍😍

The little preview of it online even shows some animation like the birds wings and smoke billowing 💨

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B073QTXDBZ/ref=pe_1884340_248076800_pe_re_cs...

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Rapid Fire | Jessica Andersen
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I have no idea why I love doing these:
1. In a perfect world, physical 📚. In practical world I can't imagine my life w/o my kindle 🔥
2. Heroes! But I love a good villain
3. Series. Trilogies never seem to be enough.
4. Devils due 😈
5. A little life
6. Yes! Books are meant to be shared
7. Any book that speaks to you
8. We are never meeting in real life
9. Association of small bombs 💣
10. Lord of the rings 💍
11. Yes
#rapidfirebooktag

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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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OMFG I cannot handle where this book just ended. I'm not sure I can wait for vol 8.

😧😮😲😵😳😭

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Long day of volunteer work feeling fulfilled. Now settling back into this gorgeous book with a glass of wine and a bath to soak away the aches. 😍📚🙌#LitsyPartyOfOne

LukkiAnn That's dramatic picture ❤️❤️❤️ 7y
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Taking a break from #LitsyPartyOfOne and volunteering for charity today. Plan to be exhausted and ready to settle in to a good chunk of reading this afternoon

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This comic is indeed beautiful! 😍📚#LitsyPartyOfOne

monkeygirlsmama Stacked 7y
scripturient 😍😍😍 7y
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Just got home from a hectic day at work then watching The Originals season finale. Finishing Licking Flames then moving on to My Favorite Thing is Monsters to start out my #Litsypartyofone weekend!! @Ambrosnazzy

tpixie The Originals was good! Now have to wait forever for next season!! I miss having TV seasons August- May every year - then reruns in the summer! Wish Younger, Blacklist or Unreal would start back up!! 7y
andreadmw @tpixie I love the show but didn't love that finale. There were great moments. I might need to watch it again. Watched it with a friend who kept talking. We may not have reruns anymore but we have Hulu/Netflix/Amazon prime!! Orphan Black just started up again for me running through the summer. 7y
tpixie That's true! Netflix, etc is great! 7y
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This! 🙌 who wasn't this girl in high school in the 80s?

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Just started this.

So, I was working on several different reading challenges for the year, reading a book from each. Decided to switch my method and to focus on 1 at a time. I'm on the #bookriot #readharder now.

21 is a book from a micro press and found this gem at black bomb books. I kind of want to read everything this press has.

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1. Chocolate 🍫❤️🍫❤️🍫❤️🍫
2. Colored edges
3. Stand alone - although that means I lose things like Harry Potter, parable of the sower, among others. Ugh. So hard.
4. Neverland!
5. Librarian
#bookishwouldyourather @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja 👏👏 7y
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Best book I've read in 2017? It was between this, another Brooklyn, all grown up, and born a crime. I'm not sure how I settled on this but I did. I adored this story. #TGIFgiveaway

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Reverted back to my not so guilty pleasure and reading in what I refer to as my vampire porn genre. This is a free kindle book and really entertaining so far. Characters are engaging and it flows well so far. I'm at 29% so sticking with it.

I am pretty hardcore pro-vampire so being engaged by a vampire killer is new for me 😂

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I related so much to the immigrant experience and her parents. Except my parents never did let me go to summer camp. This was me but from Argentina 🇦🇷. Without the hostages to worry about.
Although I do remember getting into arguments with a couple kids from a British family over the falkland island war back in the 80s. Totally not relatable to her experience.

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@Kalalalatja #bookishwouldyourather
1. NEVER 😱
2. Tea. Always tea. ☕️
3. Fantasy 🐉
4. Evenings. Morning reading, although nice, would end too soon with going to work. If I could not go to work I would pick mornings. 🌙📚
5. Bookstore! 📚❤️

Kalalalatja 👏👏 7y
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I can relate to the author. I had immigrant parents and craved to just be normal. Which is hilarious that so much of my later life has been spent going against the grain. Being from Iran is much different than Argentina. But in the 70s, Argentina was about as weird as Iran.

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Loved this book. I really enjoyed how she told of the major experiences in her life along with the books that helped define those experiences. A lot of my memories are triggered by the songs and books that dominated that time of my life.

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1. Bed. Laying in bed is my favorite place to read in general.
2. Greek
3. 1 good book.
4. TV
5. Adult

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@Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja 👏👏 7y
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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May 2017 in review

andreadmw I forgot 2 LGBTQ read too! 7y
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The problem with reading a book by a book lover about books, is you end up needing to read more books ❤️📚

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I relate to this author so much. Really loving this. I wish I had kept a list of books like this. I guess I have Goodreads now! I've often wondered if Chicago public library could print out for me my entire lifetime of book borrowing... ❤️📚

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Meeting Point | Roisin McAuley
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Ok, I'm joining in. Cute idea. @maich I have no idea how ppl answered so easily!
1. Chicago, IL. 🇺🇸
2. 1984, Another Brooklyn, The Sandman, ...
3. Harry Potter, Vampire Lestat, Dresden Files, ...
4. Star Wars, Matrix 1, Terminator 1, ...
5. Firefly, Lucifer, Outlander, Orphan Black, ...
6. Afghan Whigs, Skinny Puppy, The Kills, Nine Inch Nails, ...
7. Black
8. Urban fantasy
9. Project Manager
10. Not at the moment