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aschermetz

Joined August 2017

Lover of wine, coffee, mysteries, spy novels, the Oxford comma, and all things Harry Potter. Find my #bookstagram account on IG: @what_amy_reads
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Hi friends! Long time no talk. I‘ve moved my bookish life over to Instagram! Follow my #bookstagram account there, @ what_amy_reads. I‘ll still be checking in here every now and again, but my reviews and posts will be over there. Hope to connect with you on that platform and thank you for building a wonderful community here on Litsy. ❤️ Happy Reading!

BookwormAHN I followed you I'm also Bookwormahn over there 2mo
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Hi friends! I have seen this happen a few times recently both here and on Instagram, so this is just a friendly reminder. If you‘re sharing a photo that is not your own, meaning you didn‘t stage and take it, you should really credit the source if you know it. Even if they‘re not on Litsy or an active Litsy user. Even if they‘re watermarked. Beautifully staged photos are creative WORK. Please don‘t pass them off as your own. Thanks! ❤️❤️

GypsyKat YES! 💯 agree with this!!! 🙌🙌🙌 I‘ve noticed this a few times myself, and it always bothers me. It‘s basic etiquette, like you said. ❤️ 6mo
aschermetz Also, just in case it wasn‘t clear: this isn‘t meant to make anyone feel bad, it‘s honestly just something I‘ve noticed recently and want to share in case people aren‘t aware that‘s what they should be doing. It happens and 99 times out of 100 it‘s not malicious in any way. So in case you didn‘t know you were supposed to, try to give credit where credit is due! It is a wonderful compliment to the person if you like their photo enough to share it. 6mo
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It has been a long time since I stayed up late to finish a book but I did just that with this one. It has an interesting construct, with short, quick chapters that have shockingly relevant titles. I learned quickly to hold my breath as each chapter revealed itself, sometimes in as few as two or three sentences. This one is actually surprisingly lighthearted while it is at the same time dark and thought-provoking.

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I'll Never Tell | Catherine McKenzie
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This book is...not good, & there was so much potential with the plot and setting that I am beyond disappointed to have to say that. The writing is...I just can‘t. The characters are all completely loathsome people and the author drops all these clues and plot points that could have made for an epic thriller and instead are just...never resolved. I‘m sorry I wasted all my commutes on this book this week & honestly wish I had just DNFed. Terrible.

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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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I look forward to packages from @BookwormAHN all month long! Ashley, thank you so much for the thoughtful book mail! Gothic mysteries are my fave and I LOVE Daphne Du Maurier. Cannot wait to dive into these two! #whodunitthesequel

BookwormAHN Your welcome, enjoy 😺 6mo
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Save Me the Plums by Ruth Reichl...another @annebogel Summer Reading Guide pick best served with a side of champagne. Y‘all, I LOVED this one. Like, two-days-later-I-still-haven‘t-picked-up-another-book-and-I-put-a-library-hold-on-her-book-Garlic-and-Sapphires-at-2AM LOVED this one. 😂😂 Reichl is so funny and honest and it‘s such a fascinating story. Two thumbs up.

CouronneDhiver That‘s a whole lot of love 😍 6mo
ferskner Garlic and Sapphires is soooooooooo good! It's what got me into food writing. 6mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I loved this one too. I listened to the audiobook and was absolutely delighted. 6mo
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Annelies: A Novel | David R. Gillham
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THIS BOOK. It wrecked me in all the right ways. Have you ever read The Diary of Anne Frank? It is a lifelong favorite of mine—I‘ve read it probably 10 times and have also read a lot of supplementary books about Anne‘s life and death as well. This book is a fictional tale imagining Anne‘s post-war years if she had lived, and wow. Well-researched, heartbreaking, and hopeful. So, so well done. This one will be with me for awhile.

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Mehso-so

Finished on audio last week...and am honestly still trying to decide how I feel about it. This was my first Kate Quinn that I finished—I DNFed The Alice Network because I have quibbles with the author‘s portrayal of dialogue for the time period. She seems to write dialogue and indeed, characters, even, who appear and speak more modern than the time period she is depicting. (Continues in comments)

aschermetz That said, it wasn‘t a dealbreaker for this book, though I could have done entirely without Ian‘s portion of the story. I found myself wanting to skip the Ian sections to get back to Jordan and Nina‘s stories. I liked this book enough to finish it but can‘t say it‘s the strongest historical fiction I‘ve read recently. I feel pretty meh about this one overall. (edited) 7mo
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The suffering of these people! Absolutely unimaginable. The author did a great job with pacing and setting a sense of place, which really helped move the story along...helpful, because this tragedy was so long-suffering and at times the material could have been VERY dry. My only quibble is that I would have liked a listing of every person involved because there were a LOT to keep track of. Overall, two thumbs up.

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The Winters | Lisa Gabriele
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I loved this one, but am recommending it with a caveat: if you haven‘t read Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, you absolutely need to read that first before you dive into this one, lest you become one of the countless reviewers I saw who griped about certain aspects of this book which are hallmarks of the original. This is a modern retelling of Rebecca, with its own twists & turns, & I absolutely LOVE what the author did with the classic characters.

MellieAntoinette True story! 8mo
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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What to say about this book?! Started it Friday PM, finished it Sun AM and pretty much couldn‘t put it down in between. This book was completely engrossing, full of courage and hope, but it was also completely maddening, as one of the main characters is basically one of the most vile human beings I‘ve ever read about. I have been unable to stop thinking about these women and what they went through. 5 absolutely captivating, heartbreaking stars.

tammysue ♥️♥️♥️ 8mo
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Baker's Daughter | Sarah McCoy
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Audiobooks and I have been in a fight lately. There haven‘t been any that have really grabbed my attention, and thus I‘ve been deep diving into podcasts like crazy. But I got this book as a Kindle deal add-on and I listened to it all in two days. Historical fiction is always an excellent audio choice for me. While this book was a bit predictable, overall, I enjoyed it, and it was a nice way to get back into the audiobook game!

AlaMich Audiobooks are hard! Getting a book that you would enjoy, read by a narrator who is a good fit for that book...it‘s an art, really. I DNF a LOT of audiobooks. 8mo
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Carol Goodman is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine, as I really enjoy the atmosphere and pacing of everything she writes. Her latest, The Night Visitors, is no exception. While the ending was a bit too tidy and some of the resolutions of the various plot lines were a bit too coincidental for my taste, I did find this one to be well-written, quick-paced, and engaging. I loved the characters of Mattie and Oren. Two thumbs up! 👍👍

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I have a love/hate relationship with figuring out the “twist” of a book well before the end, and so, I have a love/hate relationship with this book. Don‘t get me wrong—it was GOOD, in that the writing is fine, the pacing is good, and the story is interesting—but I did figure out the ending pretty early on and in this case, it kinda ruined the rest of the book for me. 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️, though I feel pretty meh about it!

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Hot Zone | Richard Preston
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You wanna freak yourself the hell out? This is the book for you! Holy. Smokes. 😳 This is the terrifying true story of the Ebola and Marburg viruses and hot damn is it simultaneously disgusting and fascinating. I tore through this one and couldn‘t put it down, which is not typical for me with non-fiction. If you like medical thrillers, science, or just a good “holy shit” every now and then, pick this one up.

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Finding Katarina M. | Elisabeth Elo
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Received this as an ARC and finished it last night. It‘s out March 19 if you are interested!

Part spy thriller, part procedural mystery, part historical fiction. The writing is fantastic—well-developed characters, nice pacing, excellent scene setting and atmosphere. I loved the main character of Dr. Natalie March. When I first started reading, I got all the Kay Scarpetta vibes, and I used to love that series! Two enthusiastic thumbs up 👍👍

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Happy Saturday! We are enjoying a lazy one...I‘m curled up with this book while the baby naps and my older son & husband play games. This book, you guys. It‘s gripping but also so, so gross. 🤮🙈 I‘m reading it for this month‘s #theunreadshelfproject2019 challenge as it‘s been on my bookshelf awhile. If I remember right, I think a Litten sent it to me?! If so, thank you! It‘s so interesting.

Coleen I have a horrible memory with most books, but I remember quite a bit about this one! 😷 9mo
aschermetz @Coleen Yep. So gross. 🤮😷😑 9mo
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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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More of a slow burn than I usually like, but a fairly solid mystery with great setting and atmosphere. I definitely wouldn‘t call it a thriller as it‘s often billed, and it‘s a bit far-fetched when tying all the bits and pieces together, but it‘d be a great beachy read. 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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This review is pretty crass, but so is this book, so...🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️
I know many people love this book but I just do NOT get the hype. Like, at all. The basic premise: complete sociopath runs a bookshop, becomes obsessed with a customer, and is addicted to masturbating (seriously, EVERY FREAKING CHAPTER!). (CONTINUED IN COMMENTS BELOW ⬇️)

aschermetz Little to no character development - I would have loved to learn what made Joe such a creep but there‘s just nothing there aside from some veiled references to the old man who used to run the bookshop. I frequently thought to myself, “Oh here we go, maybe now we‘ll—no, Joe‘s jacking off. Again.” 🙄 The character of Beck is also completely underdeveloped. 9mo
aschermetz This book‘s only redeeming qualities are that the pacing is great and the narrative construct is interesting. That said, I have ZERO desire to watch the Netflix adaptation after reading the book. Rare for me. 1.5 ⭐️, HARD PASS. 9mo
Tamra Husband and I started watching the TV series with low expectations and well, even with that we quit in the middle of it. Just got too ridiculous. Needless to say, I won‘t be reading it either. 😆 9mo
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Bookzombie Thanks for this review! I was beginning to doubt my bail and thinking about revisiting it, but not now. 🙂 9mo
aschermetz @Tamra Good to know I‘m not missing out on something spectacular! 😂😂🤷‍♀️ 9mo
aschermetz @Bookzombie Honestly I wish I had bailed. I don‘t know why I kept going except maybe I was hoping there‘d be a great twist? Ugh, no. 9mo
CouronneDhiver Ew. Don‘t think I‘m interested either 🤭 9mo
Gissy Oops! I enjoyed it because let's say I had worked with atypical population with criminal thinking I could say? But the good news is we have a world of books out there. I hope next one is better. I had been there with different unpopular opinion. But I have been saved by my huge tbr☺️🙌🏼📚📚📚 9mo
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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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It has been a WEEK, y‘all. Time for a #bookandabath and some wine too. Finishing this one up tonight—picked it up at random at Target and am really enjoying it. How was your week?

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Frozen | RH Disney
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...thus my trips to UPS have been postponed a few times this week, what with the snow and now the cold (-55 wind chills, say what?!). Books for #LMPBC #groupT and #whodunitthesequel will go out to @the-flashley and @Librarybelle on Friday!

Stay warm out there, friends! 🥶

Librarybelle No worries...whenever you get there, that‘s fine! Stay warm! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Pretty sure everyone will understand. It‘s frigid out there 10mo
the-flashley Yep I definitely can‘t blame you! Take your time and stay safe! I can‘t even imagine -55 wind chills.🥶 10mo
GypsyKat Stay warm! 🥶🥶🥶 10mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I am still trying to decide how I feel about this one! My friend said it best, “I liked it while I was reading it but then I finished and now I‘m not quite so sure I like it anymore.” It WAS a good read, with a slower burn than I normally like. I found the “twist” to be surprising, yet it is definitely reminiscent of a particular Christie novel (I won‘t say which one so as not to spoil). I continue to mull this one over. 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ I guess?

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Into the Darkest Corner | Elizabeth Haynes
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Overall, this was a decent thriller, without the “shocking twist” you see so many have these days. I kept waiting for one and was pleasantly surprised that the characters I liked did in fact turn out to be decent people throughout the story. An interesting spin on the domestic thriller trope, with an unreliable narrator but only because she‘s been so traumatized. Some extra gratuitous violence unnecessary to the story; but overall 3 ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

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Finally, a design book I can get behind. With simple, concrete steps to take, this book gives you questions to really ponder about how your home is functioning. One of my goals this year is to “create a cozy, functional home that really works for us.” This is just the book to guide me there.

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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First book of 2019 in the bag! 🙌 I enjoyed this one, although I felt the plot twists weren‘t really twists and the ending was a bit too tidy for me. It was a fast-paced read though, and I really enjoyed the interchanging viewpoints...I actually wished for more of Dr. Shields. She reminded me a lot of Jody from The Silent Wife by ASA Harrison, which is one of my all-time faves. All in all, a good way to start out this reading year!

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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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My 2018 Year in Review. This is my slowest reading year in over 5 years, which to be frank, is disappointing. But, there are silver linings too! Like the fact that I listened to more audiobooks than ever before.

For 2019, I want to grow my #bookstagram presence (@what_amy_reads), be intentional with my choices, tackle Mt. TBR, and resurrect my IRL book club.

Happy New Year to all of you! “How good it is to be among people who are reading.” 🥳

GypsyKat Considering what you had going on, this is still really impressive! 👏👏👏 11mo
Gissy 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏life is what it is. This year a read more books but last 3 years or more I couldn't due to work. Reading is to make us happy, a way to relax ourselves. There should be no pressure on how many books we read per year. Once again, congratulations. You read more than any average person👍 11mo
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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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This is my last book of 2018! I‘ve previously read The Couple Next Door and was disappointed, but this one definitely delivered. A perfect winter read with an ending that—no pun intended—slayed. Two thumbs up!
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It was a down year for me in terms of reading, what with a new baby who came five weeks early, a demanding job, emergency gallbladder surgery, and...life! 2018 reading stats coming tomorrow!

TrishB I‘m with you and the emergency gall bladder surgery! 5 weeks unplanned sick leave. Hope all is well with you now. 11mo
aschermetz @TrishB Same to you!!! Not fun. ❤️ 11mo
Gissy I want this book!😱 11mo
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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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Merry Christmas, Littens! This was actually the ONLY book under the tree for me...I think people are scared to pick something out for me?! 🤷‍♀️ I‘m the biggest reader on both sides of my family but I almost never get books for Christmas. 😂😂What bookish delights did you find under your tree?

AlaMich Yes, I think it‘s definitely a case of FOGIW (Fear Of Getting It Wrong)!! 😆 11mo
Ms_T I asked for Amazon vouchers so I could top up my account ready for those kindle daily deals 😂 11mo
aschermetz @AlaMich 😂😂Yes definitely!! 11mo
aschermetz @Ms_T 🙌🙌🙌 11mo
Gissy Welcome! That happens to me. I think the don't understand that there is a real and authentic passion for books. That is the reason I participate in swaps. 11mo
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Thank you so much to @BookwormAHN who is the very best #whodunitthesequel friend to have mail to you because she includes such thoughtful extras! Merry Christmas, Ashley and thank you so much for the book and card!! ❤️🎄

BookwormAHN Your welcome, Merry Christmas 🎄 12mo
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Comfort and Joy | Kristin Hannah
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Finished this one up in the tub last night. Solid meh rating. A cute holiday story but asks for a little too much suspension of belief. #bookandabath #whatamyreads

riversong153 Is that waterproof or are you the bravest person I know? 🤣 12mo
aschermetz @riversong153 I am the bravest person you know! 😂😂😂 This is my third Kindle and I‘ve been taking them in the bath since the beginning. Have never dropped one, knock on wood! 12mo
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I got this for my husband for St. Nick this year...but true to form I stole it and am reading it first. 😂😂 Non-fiction is sometimes tough for me...I think it has to be really gripping a/o I usually have to do it on audio. I‘m pleased to say that so far, this one is living up to the hype. I can‘t put it down!

CSeydel I devoured this one! 12mo
Blaire It is so good!! I couldn‘t put it down. 12mo
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Louise 👏Penny 👏is 👏fabulous! I would follow Chief Inspector Gamache anywhere.

Booksnchill And she is so great in person! 12mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Went to ER last night and what is the only thing I packed? My book. 😂😂 I ended up having emergency gallbladder surgery this morning and will spend another night in the hospital. I am doing fine and feeling MUCH better than I did yesterday!

Lel2403 Oh get well soon....❤️ 13mo
Lcsmcat Oh dear! Get well quickly! ❤️ 13mo
Mollyanna Oh no! At least you had your book. Feel better soon 13mo
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Melissa_J Get well soon! 13mo
TrishB Ouch! Did you have it out? I‘m still waiting for my op. Hope you‘re on the mend soon. 13mo
Sarah83 Hope you feel better soon 13mo
AmyG Oh no. Glad you are feeling better. Wishing you a speedy recovery! 13mo
callielafleur Feel better soon!!! 💕 13mo
JoScho Oh that is scary. So glad you will be on the mend soon. Sending love 🖤 13mo
britt_brooke So happy you‘re feeling better! 13mo
TheLibrarian Glad you‘re feeling better. 13mo
QuietlyLaura Oh goodness! I‘m glad you‘re feeling better. Try to get some rest. 💕 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Oh no. Get well soon. At least you have Fredrick to keep you company. 💙 13mo
ju.ca.no Get well soon! 13mo
DivineDiana You seem in good spirits! Sending wishes for a quick recovery! ❤️ 13mo
Jas16 Best wishes for a speedy recovery 13mo
Ms_T Get well soon x 13mo
BookwormAHN Best wishes and hugs 😺 13mo
Heideschrampf Get well soon! 13mo
kezzlou85 Get well soon. X 13mo
Kaye Glad you got diagnosed and treated quickly and now on the mend ! 13mo
JennyM Take care x 13mo
Ddzmini Sending prayers for a speedy recovery 🙏 13mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Wishing you a speedy recovery! 🥰 13mo
slategreyskies Hope you feel better soon! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Glad you‘re feeling better! I hope you have a swift recovery with lots of reading!! 13mo
sprainedbrain Oh my goodness!! I‘m glad you‘re ok! ❤️ 13mo
bookcollecter I wish you a speedy recovery! 13mo
GripLitGrl Wishing you a speedy recovery💐 13mo
Bookzombie Hope you recover quickly! 13mo
CouronneDhiver Oh dear. I‘m sorry. Onward and upward for you! 😘😘 13mo
Crewgurl Oh my goodness! Wishing you a speedy recover!!! 13mo
LeahBergen Oh no! I hope you have a speedy recovery. 😘 13mo
erzascarletbookgasm Rest well. Wish you a speedy recovery ❣️💐 13mo
Gissy I hope you feel well! ❤️ 13mo
KirstieE Feel better soon and hope you have a speedy recovery !! 13mo
GA_Bookworm07 Had that done 15 yrs ago. Still have the same issues to this day. Some folks do and some don't. 12mo
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book! A perfect case of right book, wrong time. I started it this summer and just couldn‘t get into it. Recently picked it back up because it felt right with our cold, snowy weather, and now I can‘t put it down. The writing is so so good and I really relate to the working mom, Kira. I‘m not to the inciting incident yet but have figured out what it likely is due to the heavy foreshadowing. I wish I could stay home and read all day!

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My bookshelves are overflowing and my TBR is overwhelming and I am in a real RUT, y‘all. {note that not all of these are unread, but also that there ARE tons more TBR scattered around my house and on my Kindle. 😬}

Some bookish happenings:
@BookwormAHN I received the next #whodunitthesequel
@Librarybelle the next one should be delivered to you today
@the-flashley I finally sent the next #LMPBC as well! (So sorry for the delay! 😬)

Librarybelle Awesome! I got home too late today to stop by the post office, so I‘ll check tomorrow! 13mo
the-flashley No worries! Your bookshelves look like mine!😅 And I haven‘t even finished unpacking. 13mo
BookwormAHN Good, I'm glad you received it 😸 13mo
LA_Mead Lol I‘m that way too!!! 13mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Such a fantastic package from @EH2018 for the #AllHallowsReadSwap! Thank you so much Erika! I love everything and cannot wait to dive into these books this weekend. 🧡🖤 Happy Halloween! Thanks for hosting @MaleficentBookDragon 🎃

MaleficentBookDragon 👻🎃♥ You is soooo good. 13mo
aschermetz @MaleficentBookDragon Totally starting with that one! Can‘t wait! 🙌 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon @aschermetz after you read it, I suggest getting the audio version read by Santino Fontana. It is amazing. 13mo
whippoorwill815 I am currently listening to the sequel to You (Hidden Bodies) on audio and I can confirm the narrator is amazing ! 13mo
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Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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Litsy Mail Fun!

This box of fun is headed out to my #AllHallowsReadBookSwap match today! I‘m also going to be mailing the next TWO books to @the-flashley for #LMPBC #groupT on MONDAY, and I‘ll be getting in touch with @Librarybelle in the next few days to arrange a skip to her in the #whodunitthesequel swap and mail the next book to her on Monday as well.

🎃🎃🎃 Happy Halloween, Littens!

aschermetz @MaleficentBookDragon Tagging you so you know I sent my box! I have not received one yet but I‘m not worried! 13mo
MaleficentBookDragon Wow! Some lucky Litten is getting a big box of fun! 🎃👻 13mo
AlaMich Looks so yummy!! 13mo
the-flashley Oh and that reminds me! I‘m actually moving on Monday and need to give you my new address. I‘ll put it in an email and send it over for you! 13mo
Librarybelle Thanks...I‘ll look forward to your email! 13mo
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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Latest read. My son is obsessed with Jurassic World and Fallen Kingdom so I figured it was time to read the book that started it all. I‘ve been in a real reading slump lately so I‘m hoping something like this is the cure for what ails me!

Cortg I read it last year. A page turner for me! I hope you like it. 1y
emilyhaldi Ooohhh can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! @Meredith3 has been begging our bookclub to read this for months and I keep shutting her down 😂😂 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch 1y
Meredith3 I love your pic! Like @EmilyHaldi said, I‘ve been dying to read this!!! 1y
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aschermetz @emilyhaldi @Meredith3 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch GUYS IT‘S ACTUALLY KIND OF GREAT. 😂😂Hahaha seriously it‘s a fun read, I‘m enjoying it WAY more than I thought I would! 1y
aschermetz @Cortg It‘s great so far!!! Really enjoying it and I am surprised at what a page turner it is! 1y
Zelma Ha, glad you‘re enjoying it. I read it as a teenager and loved it. 1y
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When you and your neighbor make the nerdiest book bet ever on the Iowa-Wisconsin game (I won, BTW). 😂🙌 #gobucky

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That‘s a rare friend, indeed!! 😆 1y
Kappadeemom That‘s awesome! #GoDawgs 1y
Tamra Funny! 1y
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BethM Football and books I love it! 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my gosh! Do you live in Iowa or Wisconsin or was this just a chance game? 1y
CoffeeNBooks That's great! 1y
Well-ReadNeck 💕🏈📚 1y
aschermetz @Ashley_Nicoletto I live in Wisconsin and went to school at UW-Madison! Her alma mater is Iowa! 1y
Ashley_Nicoletto Oh my gosh! I ask because I live in Iowa and people are iowa crazy. 🤣🤣 1y
JenReadsAlot Go Badgers!!! 1y
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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When your notes for #LMPBC are talking to your fellow group members even though you‘re the third one to read this book. 😂😂😂😂 #groupT @callielafleur @whippoorwill815 @the-flashley

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Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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I signed up for the #AllHallowsReadSwap being hosted by the fabulous @MaleficentBookDragon 🎃

This was the first swap I ever did on Litsy and it is still one of my all-time faves! It introduced me to the fabulous @kylienoele and I loved how much fun it was to have some tricks and treats to open on Halloween. If you‘ve never done a book swap, this would be a great one to sign up for! 🎃🎃🎃

LeahBergen I just signed up, too. 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
MaleficentBookDragon Thank you! You ate so sweet! 1y
kylienoele 💜🧡💜🧡 1y
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Hi Littens! Sorry I‘ve been MIA lately... those newborn days, whew! I forgot how hard they can be, haha. A little bit of housekeeping:
• Today I am sending out The Butterfly Garden for #LMPBC #groupT to @the-flashley
• I am also sending Arrowood out to @shendrix413 for #whodunitthesequel
 @CrowCAH Look! I finally had a chance to teach myself how to knit! I‘m learning on this chunky yarn before I use the beautiful yarn you sent me. I love it!

BarbaraTheBibliophage Your knitting looks great. Very even! 1y
aschermetz @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks!!! I‘m super slow but really enjoy it! So relaxing! 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @aschermetz Yay!! We all need more relaxing thing in life. 1y
LeahBergen Oh, your knitting looks great! 👏🏻 1y
aschermetz @LeahBergen Thank you!!! 1y
CrowCAH Great stitches, nice and even! Hmm but I don‘t think I sent you the yarn... For the Maker Swap I sent cross stitch stuff LOL not even close. 1y
aschermetz @CrowCAH Oops I sent to YOU!! I was thinking you sent to me! 😂😂😂 #thatnewbornlife 1y
aschermetz @CSeydel I should have tagged YOU on this post, not @CrowCAH 😂😂😂😬. Sorry for the mix-up; I‘m tired hahahaha. 1y
aschermetz Also @the-flashley please ignore the hashtag I wrote in the note I sent along with the book, I just realized I wrote the #whodunitthesequel tag and not #LMPBC 😂😂😂😂 1y
the-flashley Hahaha no problem! Sounds like something I would do 😂 1y
CrowCAH @aschermetz hehe no worries! 😊 1y
CSeydel Oh yay! That knitting looks beautiful, well done! 1y
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Cross Her Heart: A Novel | Sarah Pinborough
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New #BOTM! One of my favorite mail days each month! 🙌 What did you guys pick?

Reviewsbylola I really like this cover! 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for the tag, @GypsyKat ❤️ It‘s been awhile since I‘ve done one of these!
1) Tome
2) Is that even a question?! #PotterHead
3) Both!
4) Coffee
5) Dame Agatha for life.
6) I tag @jbhops

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Deliciously great fun! The perfect book to cure your book hangover. A few too many characters and plot lines for my taste, but overall, I loved it. This is one of those rare books where I knew going into it that I was probably going to love it, so I really made sure to savor it. I‘ve seen some complaining about the number of designer name drops but I thought it just added to the obscenity of the whole book. A rollicking good guilty pleasure!

aquariusnat Already saw the movie and loved it ! Looking forward to reading the book ! I usually treat the book like a director's cut of the movie , lots of extra scenes to fill in any questions ! 1y
Mdargusch I started this but had to stop while I read some books I‘m committed to. I can‘t wait to get back to it! 1y
SilversReviews @aquariusnat The movie was very good. 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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New book, new hair!

BookwormAHN Lovely 😺 1y
robinb Love it!! 💗💗💗 1y
Kaye Cute hair. What color is it called ? 1y
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Alfoster Nice!👏👏👏 1y
readordierachel Fabulous! 1y
LiteraryinLititz Loving the hair! 1y
Jas16 Great hair! 1y
JessClark78 Cool hair! 1y
aschermetz @Kaye it‘s not a specific color but a blend! And then I use a Pink shampoo to keep it up (edited) 1y
Kaye Well isn‘t that neat ? I didn‘t know they made specific colors of shampoo for hair colors. I‘m a bit out of the loop. It‘s very cute. I‘d do that but I don‘t see very many 60 year olds walking around with pretty colors of hair. I like my grey hair. I earned it. 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Nice shades of pink! 1y
BethM Love it! 1y
sprainedbrain Love the hair!! 1y
BarbaraBB @Kaye i love that, “earning grey hair” 💕 and I love the pink hair too! (edited) 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Too cute!! 💗💗💗 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Finished this one this morning and WOW. Heartbreaking and hopeful at the same time. I really enjoyed it and admire the author‘s strength. I found this book difficult to swallow however. I was torn between anger at the author‘s family to disbelief that people can actually live this way. I wanted to reach through the book and yell at them frequently. Overall, great read! I hope she writes a follow-up.

Kalalalatja Agree to everything you wrote! 1y
mabell Great photo! 1y
tapgurl Yes me too! They needed to be yelled at! 1y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Rainy day, apple cider, newborn baby in the wrap on my chest, and my newest read. Pretty much perfect. 🍁 🍂📚

AmyG Lovely photo. 1y
aschermetz @AmyG Thanks friend! 😘 1y
erzascarletbookgasm I super like this pic! 🍂 I still need to read this book. 🙂 1y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Finished this book in basically one sitting. I read here on Litsy that the publisher used the hashtag #WTFthatending to publicize this book and...YES. So fitting! Overall I really enjoyed this one. Unreliable narrators are my jam and this did not disappoint on that front. Good pacing as well. And #WTFthatending! The last 5 pages are mind blowing with a super interesting twist. Two thumbs up.

Thousand-Lives I still think about this ending over a year after reading it. 1y
aschermetz @Betty oooh thanks for the Rec! 1y
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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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Current read! Thanks so much @BookwormAHN ❤️ I am really enjoying it so far!

BookwormAHN So glad you like it 😸 1y
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