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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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I need your #help, Littens! I‘ve had several people recommend this one to me, but I‘ve listened to about 1.5 hours out of 10.5 hours and I‘m just finding myself thoroughly depressed by this woman‘s childhood! Please tell me it gets better...if it just gets more depressing, I don‘t think this one is for me. Help me decide: should I bail? #tobailornottobail (Also—is it weird that I think the author is not doing a great job reading her own memoir??)

RebelReader I read the book years ago and basically it is sad. If you need to bail, but want the ending I‘d see the movie. I thought it was very well done. 1y
RebelReader Also, I‘m not a fan of authors reading their writing. Except for poetry...then I love to hear them read it. Weird I know! 😂 1y
knittedgnome I had a hard time with this one too and felt it didn't go enough into her life as an adult. 1y
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Stacy_31 I read that book in college, and it was painful to finish. The whole story is sad, and doesn‘t really get better, IMO. I wanted to like it. But I think she‘s just not a good author, even though it‘s her memoir. 🙈 (edited) 1y
asiriusreader @RebelReader thank you for your opinion—helpful to know the movie is worth seeing, especially since I‘m leaning towards bailing if the whole story is just as sad. I do enjoy some authors reading aloud their own works—Neil Gaiman comes to mind (though I think I could probably listen to him read just about anything!). 1y
asiriusreader @knittedgnome I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who had a hard time with it! I‘m thinking it‘s just not for me. 1y
asiriusreader @Stacy_31 thank you for your opinion—that is my fear (that it‘s not going to get any better). I‘m going to give it another 15 minutes of listening and then call it. Most likely going to be a DNF for me. I‘m not really loving her writing style either. 1y
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I may have gone a little overboard ordering books for the baby. 🙈 My sis-in-law is an Usborne book lady and she hosted an online party the other night. My rationalization is that I‘m supporting her and her business! Plus, we love the “That‘s Not My...” series...and how could I pass up the 🦄?! This bookish mama has waaaaay too much fun buying books for baby girl! #babiesofLitsy #raisingreaders

vkois88 Omg I need that book for my daughter! We have a couple of the other books from that series that I randomly found in excellent used condition at Goodwill... but a unicorn?!?!? Want!!! 1y
vkois88 Oh, and the fox book! 1y
asiriusreader @vkois88 both books are super cute—great for babies or toddlers. I knew I had to have the unicorn when I saw it on the Usborne website. 😍🦄 1y
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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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So...I think I misread the order of days for the #StepfordSummerParty and posted about music yesterday with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack! 🙈 oops! Though, I actually think it works for 70s fashion too! Here‘s another 70s band my mom introduced me to much later than the 70s. Gotta love the bubblegum disco-pop hits of ABBA, right?

I plan to take the trivia quiz later on tonight when I‘ve finished the rest of the book!

GripLitGrl My mom loved Abba too😆 great pic that big belt has 70's all over it😁 1y
BluestockingDuchess Love abba! 1y
CarolynM I was a huge Abba fan back in the day. They were the first concert I ever went to - I was 12, I think. 1y
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Bookzombie I love ABBA! 1y
DeleteAcct ABBA, sigh, one of my favs. 1y
DebinHawaii I love ABBA! 😍😍😍😍 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, ABBA! 1y
mabell I don't think I've ever heard Abba 😳 1y
Cinfhen Nooooo @mabell You definitely HAVE!!!! Mama Mia?!? Dancing Queen!!???? That‘s ABBA!! 1y
mabell @Cinfhen OMG I definitely have! Love those, I just didn't know who sang them! And, Take a Chance on Me! 🎶🎶 1y
SledgeReader @CarolynM Great first concert pick! Mine was Molly Hatchet! 🤣😂🤣 1y
Cinfhen I knew you knew @mabell My kids used to watch a tv program in the 90s called SClub7 they were a teen ABBA tribute band and my daughter who was maybe 7 or 8 kept insisting I couldn‘t know ANY of the songs from the olden days 😂😂😂she was thoroughly confused for the longest time (edited) 1y
mabell @Cinfhen Haha yep! 😂😂 My sister loved SClub7! 1y
asiriusreader @GripLitGrl I still listen to them when I need a pick me up so I thank my mother for the introduction! 😛 1y
asiriusreader @CarolynM that must have been quite the first concert experience! And @SledgeReader I don‘t think I‘ve heard of Molly Hatchet. 🤭 1y
asiriusreader @mabell I‘m glad @Cinfhen set you straight! 😉 gotta love those classic 70s dance tunes! 1y
GripLitGrl @asiriusreader 🙌 they definitely put you in a good mood with their music💕 1y
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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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My #StepfordSummerParty music pick is .... the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack! As an 80s baby, I missed the music in person, but my mom used to out this CD on as she cleaned the house and so I grew up grooving (and cleaning!) to the disco sounds of the BeeGees and all the rest! Still working on the book...starting to get pretty creepy!

DebinHawaii Great music pick! 🕺🏻💃🏻🎼I will love the BeeGees forever! 😍 1y
Bookzombie The BeeGees is a great pick! 🕺🏼💃🏼 (edited) 1y
peaknit I remember dancing to this with my mom in our living room on the orange shag carpeting! 1y
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BluestockingDuchess @asiriusreader I am also an 80s baby! Love the soundtrack 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Yes, the disco era! 🕺 1y
batsy Great choice! Impossible not to pull of these moves when Staying Alive comes on 😂 1y
ladym30 Love disco! 1y
Cinfhen I LOVED this soundtrack!!! And the movie ~ a true classic 😍John Travolta was the ultimate 70s stud 💋 1y
mabell Yep disco!! 🙌 1y
asiriusreader @DebinHawaii @Bookzombie gotta love the BeeGees! 1y
asiriusreader @peaknit @erzascarletbookgasm @ladym30 @batsy @Cinfhen @mabell such a classic soundtrack and movie. Perfect for breaking out some terrible dance moves. 😛 and @GeorgiaPeach yay for 80s babies! 👏🏻 1y
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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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I‘m still coming to the #StepfordSummerParty! I was just waiting for my fondue to melt...that‘s pretty classic 70s, right? I love me some cheese, so I think I‘d be hovering over the fondue pot most of the party! 😂

So far (and I‘m only in the middle of Chapter 1), I‘m into this book! I like Joanna a lot, and I‘m surprised that the book doesn‘t seem dated at all. I‘m looking forward to reading on and seeing when the horror will come into play!

Librarybelle So many fun foods and drinks at this party! 1y
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LeahBergen I love cheese fondue! 1y
CarolynM Fondu! So good!!😍 1y
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 one of my favorites! 1y
ValerieAndBooks Yum— this looks good 😍 1y
batsy Yum!! 💛 1y
mabell I agree the book really doesn't seem dated for being over 40 years old! I'd be happy to help keep an eye on the fondue! 😁 1y
SledgeReader Confession. I still have my mother‘s fondue plates. 1y
erzascarletbookgasm Yes! Cheese 🧀 fondue! 1y
Pamwurtzler I love fondue! Melted cheese never gets old! 1y
tammysue Cheese Fondue - Yum! 😍 1y
Bookzombie You can never have enough cheese. I haven‘t had fondue in years. 🤤 1y
Cinfhen I like how fondue has evolved ~ chocolate fondu is wayyyyy more delicious 1y
Cinfhen Thank God you showed up with the fondue!!! The ladies devoured all the cheese balls @Librarybelle 😁 1y
DebinHawaii Oh yay! Fondue! I'm coming over and I even have my own fork! 😋😆 1y
GripLitGrl I love fondue YUM! 😋 1y
asiriusreader @Librarybelle and @georgiapeach right? All the cheesy appetizers sound amazing right about now. 1y
asiriusreader @mabell glad I wasn‘t the only one who thought so! And help yourself! 😉 1y
asiriusreader @SledgeReader bring those to the party! 😂 1y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen oh agreed. Doesn‘t get much better than dipping treats in melted chocolate! 1y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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If you need a fun literary quiz to distract you today, here‘s a Book Riot quiz to find out which Bennett sister you are!
https://bookriot.com/2018/06/18/pride-and-prejudice-quiz/

(Side note: I was pleased to get Elizabeth this time — I took a version of this quiz on Buzzfeed a while back and got Lydia! 😨 #ohthehorror)

eeclayton I got Kitty, lol 1y
LeeRHarry I got Jane ...mmmm 😏 1y
asiriusreader @eeclayton I‘ll take Kitty over Lydia! 😂 1y
asiriusreader @LeeRHarry I think Jane is underrated! And better than Lydia or Kitty for sure. 1y
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Fur Babies | Liz Jones
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@FantasyChick here‘s one more fur baby for you! Our old gal Cali...she had to get a lion cut at the vet because she doesn‘t groom herself well enough anymore! Sending you 💗 #catsofLitsy #furbaby

tammysue 💕 1y
FantasyChick Thank you so much for sharing! She is absolutely beautiful with her cut! 😘😘😘😘 1y
asiriusreader @whatshesreadingnow 😽 @FantasyChick aww, Cali thanks you! She was none too pleased when she first got it, but now that it has grown out a bit, I think she likes it! 💗 1y
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Tickle Time! | Sandra Boynton
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A momentous first yesterday for our little nugget—first (of many!) trip to the bookstore! We went to Barnes & Noble to grab a gift and of course walked out with more books for our sweet little reader. Sandra Boynton has become a favorite (Barnyard Dance is read almost daily!). #raisingreaders #babiesofLitsy #bookstoretrip

Suzze Oh my. That looks exactly like the B&N Children‘s Dept. I was in charge of until I retired. The octagon, the Summer Reading sign. I do miss the kids. 1y
asiriusreader @Suzze really?! Did you work at a B&N in MA? I‘ll bet you miss the kids and recommending all those wonderful books! 1y
Suzze @asiriusreader In Michigan, but that entrance looks identical. I miss the kids excited to get a book, and the littles that were my Storytimes regulars. 1y
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Christine11 So sweet! 1y
Morr_Books My parents and brother would read me Hop On Pop all the time when I was little. 1y
asiriusreader @Suzze I would imagine Storytime would be one of the biggest perks working in the children‘s section! 1y
asiriusreader @Christine11 thank you! 😘 1y
asiriusreader @Morr_Books LOVED Hop on Pop when I was little as well...a classic! 1y
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Secretly snapped a shot of this story time action tonight. Too cute not to capture the moment! This girl already loves books...and her daddy, but that goes without saying! This is a cute intro book to Dr. Seuss. Not written by him, but it references all his books and uses his rhyming and rhythms. I think it‘s meant to be read to baby in utero, but it still works! #raisingreaders #babiesofLitsy #drseuss #littlebookworm

CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍😍 2y
AlaMich She‘s so alert and seems very into the book! ❤️ 2y
Itchyfeetreader Here are 2 really engaged readers. What a cute photo. One for the memory books😍 2y
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LeahBergen 💕💕💕 2y
vkois88 I love that book, I read it to my LO even after she arrived too... so it's all good 2y
asiriusreader @CouronneDhiver and @LeahBergen thank you both... #allthehearteyes for these two!!! 2y
asiriusreader @AlaMich yes! She just turned 4 months old this week, and she is really becoming quite the little person. Amazing to watch her grow. 2y
asiriusreader @Itchyfeetreader absolutely one to save and cherish. My two favorite readers! 2y
asiriusreader @vkois88 ok, glad to know I‘m not the only one 😂 It‘s such a fun read aloud book! 2y
ReadZenRites Adorable. 💗💗💗 2y
Tanisha_A Oh my god! What a cute baby! 2y
asiriusreader @ReadZenRites and @Tanisha_A thank you!! 😘😘 2y
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I really enjoyed this novel, which focuses on the question of what makes someone a mother. The characters, even the secondary ones, were richly developed, and Celeste Ng made excellent use of the tool of multiple perspectives to tell their stories. I liked that the book began at the end, so to speak, and then the story of how it came to that point unfurled through the rest of the novel. Lots of interesting questions raised, dealing with ⬇️

asiriusreader Topics ranging from motherhood to class to race. A bit slow to start and there were moments of the last chapter left me unsatisfied, but overall, a great and engaging read. Looking forward to seeing the film/TV adaptation whenever it comes out! 2y
TheBookKeepers That‘s a great review!! Thanks for sharing! 2y
Tanisha_A Superb review! 2y
asiriusreader @TheBookKeepers and @tanisha_a thank you both!! 😘😘 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I finished listening to this on Audible today and I‘m still trying to figure out how to put into words how I feel about this one. It‘s hard to say that I ‘loved‘ this story, when it made me feel so uneasy. Atwood is a masterful storyteller and I thought her world building of this eerie dystopian society was so well done. Claire Danes was an AMAZING narrator—not sure if I would have felt the same about it had I read it on my own. Offred is an ⬇️

asiriusreader incredible character, and she will stay with me as a reader for a long time. The story will stick with me as well, as it has opened my mind to so many “what if...” and “could that happen...” questions. I‘m looking forward to finally allowing myself to watch the Hulu adaptation! 2y
MelissaSue81 We just watched the first episode of the Hulu series this week after I re read the book a month or so ago. The book is great, the series might actually be better. 😱 2y
GypsyKat I read this during the last presidential election. It was bad timing, and it literally gave me nightmares. Great book! 2y
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asiriusreader @MelissaSue81 awesome! My poor husband has been waiting and waiting for me to read it so we can watch the show...glad to hear it‘s a great adaptation! That‘s what everyone keeps saying! 2y
asiriusreader @GypsyKat yes, I can see why the nightmares! Margaret Atwood did a new afterword for this edition, and what chilled me to the bone was when she said she didn‘t want to have any elements in the society that had no historical precedents...meaning all of the horrible things have already actually happened in various societies throughout history! 😟 2y
posierope This book made me so uncomfortable but I absolutely loved it. 2y
asiriusreader @posierope such a good way to put it. Same. 2y
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Perish by Pedicure | Nancy J. Cohen
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Enjoying a brief respite from mommyhood for a few hours thanks to my wonderful husband. Just spent my pedicure time catching up on Litsy posts and welcoming new Littens thanks to the tireless efforts of @LitsyWelcomeWagon ! I‘ve missed you all ... still reading; I just couldn‘t be on Litsy as much as I would have liked this past week! Happy Sunday to all!

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Squeezed in a bit of reading time during sweet girl‘s nap today...really enjoying this one so far! Happy Memorial Day weekend to all of us stateside Littens! 🇺🇸

reginacharlotte Salty and sweet snacks are the best! 2y
KirstieE You have the best snacks there ! 2y
asiriusreader @reginacharlotte and @KirstieE yes! It was white cheddar popcorn with a couple of pieces of coconut dark chocolate. Delicious...I may or may not have had more of the dark chocolate after dinner. 😝 2y
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Casual Vacancy | J.K. Rowling
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Just took advantage of the Audible 2-for-1 credit sale (I‘m pretty sure the site said today was the last day). I‘m finding myself listening to more audiobooks these days while on maternity leave. Anyone read or listened to either of these? They‘ve been on my TBR for the longest!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I read The Casual Vacancy, it was a lot like reading a Joanna Trollope novel - small town, story told from different perspectives, there are a few crises and surprises. It wasn't amazing, truth be told, but not unenjoyable. 2y
asiriusreader @MommyWantsToReadHerBook good to know! I don‘t have super high expectations of it based on reviews here and elsewhere, but it‘s nice to know it‘s at least an enjoyable read! 2y
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Babies, both fur and non-fur, getting in on the read aloud action yesterday evening. Giraffes Can‘t Dance is one of our faves! #raisingreaders

LeahBergen Aww! 😍 2y
Bookmarkie This is precious! 2y
JenP We love that book too! 2y
asiriusreader @JenP such a delight to read aloud! 2y
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Wow. Just wow. I finished this one a few days ago (took me a bit longer because I could not, would not listen to it a) alone in the house with my baby girl or b) at night. Yup, it was that creepy...or I‘m just that big of a wimp!) The research and writing were superbly done. Although McNamara sadly died before she could finish this work, it doesn‘t detract from the storytelling at all. Her fellow researchers did an excellent job filling in the ⬇️

asiriusreader Gaps. McNamara was a true talent, weaving tales from her own experiences with cold case files to create a truly compelling work of true crime. So happy that the GSK has been caught and Michelle can now Rest In Peace. 2y
overtheedge I can't wait to read this!! Nice review! 2y
Sorceress_Of_Books Great review! Can‘t wait to read this have it on hold at the library! 2y
asiriusreader @overtheedge and @Sorceress_Of_Books thank you! You will not be disappointed by this one. SO good!! 2y
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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@Djspens congratulations on reaching a Litsy milestone! Thanks for the chance to win your #newbygiveaway

Djspens Thanks for entering! 2y
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Hi @Emiller ! Here is one of my kitties, Sirius! This is throwback to when he was a wee kitten. He is quite the dapper gentleman now! Sending you 💗

ladym30 So sweet! 2y
asiriusreader @ladym30 thank you! 😽 2y
Karkar Oh that kitten is so cute!!! 2y
asiriusreader He was adorable at that age @Karkar — still is! 2y
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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Congratulations @Soubhiville on such a fun milestone! Thanks for the chance to win! #57sGiveaway

Soubhiville Thanks for entering! Good luck! 2y
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Congrats to @JoScho on 50K litfluence! I‘m excited to enter your #UniquelyYou giveaway!

I think the obvious external thing that makes me unique is my bright red curly hair, shared by no one else in my immediate family. One not-so-obvious thing is although I have an extrovert‘s job (elementary school teacher), I am an introvert at heart...need down time daily to feel at my best! Downtime obviously includes reading!! 😊

Thanks again @JoScho !

JoScho I am exactly the same! Teacher but introvert at heart ❤️ 2y
CouronneDhiver Another curly girl! Yay 😊🎉 2y
BiblioLitten Same. Teacher but an introvert. 😊 2y
asiriusreader @JoScho and @BiblioLitten yesss! I knew I wouldn‘t be alone among fellow Littens! @CouronneDhiver let‘s hear it for the curly girls! 👏🏻 2y
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Happy Mother‘s Day to all you Littens, whether you are mamas, or soon-to-be mamas, or hoping to be mamas, or like a mama to some special little one (furry or human!). This Mother‘s Day, my first, is a joyous one for me, but for the past few years, this day was full of heartbreak and anguish as I wished and hoped for my own sweet baby. Though my prayers have been answered, I am thinking especially of those mamas who are waiting- sending you 💗.

asiriusreader The gifts are from my husband and my own amazing mother...she got me the spoon and #cookbooks. She just gets me! 😊 #mothersday #bookishgifts 2y
AmyG Happy Mother‘s day to you! 💐Next weekend I celebrate with my daughter in Vermont...and we are baking a cake from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook! (edited) 2y
asiriusreader @Amyg let us know how it turns out...the recipes in here look divine! 2y
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AmyG I forgot which cookies I made from there, but they were great. It‘s an amazing bakery. 2y
TheBookKeepers Happy first Mother‘s Day, hope it was wonderful for you! ❤️ 2y
asiriusreader @TheBookKeepers thank you! It really was...surrounded by my family in my home, my happy place! Hope you had a great day too! 2y
Labruyerebooks I hope to get my hands on this soon. 2y
asiriusreader @Labruyerebooks I hope you do too...can‘t wait to try some of these recipes! 2y
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I‘m finally doing another #friyayintro, from @jesshowbooks !
1. Ok, this is silly, but it‘s driving me crazy—one of my best friends gave birth yesterday, and they still haven‘t chosen/shared her name!!
2. $10 at Target...does not compute! I don‘t know that I‘ve ever spent that little there! These days the $10 would go to diapers.
3. Tagged...comes out end of May, but close enough!
4. A Siggi‘s lemon yogurt
5. If you‘re reading this, tag! 😊

howjessreads That would bother me too!! 2y
CouronneDhiver Congrats! Hopefully the big reveal happens soon. 2y
asiriusreader @jesshowbooks thank you!! I knew I wouldn‘t be alone in that! @CouronneDhiver thank you...and me too! Still no name reveal as of today! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 2y
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@GripLitGrl congrats on the milestone!! And thank you for the chance to win the #glggiveaway !
I‘ll give you both! My favorite book so far this year has been Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine—I fell madly in love with Eleanor and her story! My most anticipated read is The Death of Mrs. Westaway...love Ruth Ware.

GripLitGrl Great choices!👍 Thanks for entering!😀 2y
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Giveaway: A Novel | Steve Fisher
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Congrats @laurenashley on such a fun litfluence number! For the #4444 giveaway, here are my top 4 TBR books that I don‘t already own...
1️⃣ The Death of Mrs. Westaway (Ruth Ware)
2️⃣ Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
3️⃣ The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo
4️⃣ The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

Thank you for the chance to win!!

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Day 4️⃣

#4NewFavesin4Days @Cinfhen

(Thanks for the challenge @Cinfhen ... fun to play along!)

Cinfhen Thanks for sharing your picks! I enjoyed all 11 days worth😃📚💚 2y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen same! I loved seeing everyone‘s picks...definitely added some to my TBR! 2y
BookNAround This is my next book club book! 2y
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asiriusreader @BookNAround it‘s so well done...hard to take at times, but well worth the read! 2y
kspenmoll This was fantastic! 2y
asiriusreader @kspenmoll yes it was! 2y
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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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Finished listening to this one today. All in all, an enjoyable thriller, if a bit predictable. Once the ‘twist‘ was figured out, it made the ending a little anticlimactic. But the characters were well-developed, and, as usual, I liked the use of multiple perspectives to tell all their stories. I am looking forward to reading more from this author.

KateFulfordAuthor @asiriusreader perhaps you could consider my debut? Reviews are saying: “I loved this book more than I initially thought I would. Fulford infuses her characters with intense personalities that are prone to clashing with those of others. I loved Eve from the very beginning..." It‘s been nominated for The People's Book Prize 2018 too!

Learn more via the link in the BIO
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asiriusreader @KateFulfordAuthor I‘d love to check it out! I‘ll add it to be to read stack. 😊 1y
KateFulfordAuthor That‘s great, @asiriusreader - hope you enjoy it! 1y
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Freak The Mighty | Rodman Philbrick
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Cinfhen This sounds sooooo awesome! Have u read this @Lmstraubie ??? 2y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen it is so good. Read it with some of my students for their book club pick. We all loved it! 2y
Lmstraubie @Cinfhen I haven't! I vaguely remember a movie made about it sometime in the 90's. Adding to my list! 2y
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asiriusreader @Lmstraubie it‘s such a great story...love underdog stories for kids/teens! 2y
Lmstraubie @asiriusreader I'm looking forward to it! 2y
Nastya I want to read it too 2y
asiriusreader @Nastya you will enjoy it! 2y
Nastya @asiriusreader Thank you. I can not wait 2y
hoggman I remember reading this as a kid, it was so sweet 2y
asiriusreader @hoggman it is so sweet! Such a great message. 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Cinfhen Yes!!! Backman is pretty fabulous (edited) 2y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen can‘t wait to read more of his work! 2y
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asiriusreader @Cinfhen no! Ove was my first...I‘m thinking Beartown next! 2y
Cinfhen It‘s VERY different from Ove but sooooo good! 2y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen excellent! Looking forward to reading it. 2y
Crazeedi Love them all!!! 2y
SoniaC Love his books! Beartown is a must!! 2y
asiriusreader @Crazeedi and @SoniaC you guys are convincing me to bump Beartown up on my TBR list!! 😝 2y
Crazeedi And the one about grandma said to tell you shes sorry. That should be next before beantown imo 2y
asiriusreader @Crazeedi good to know! Thanks! 👍🏻 2y
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Cinfhen YUP 🙌🏻💗 2y
Cinfhen You should read this one, it‘s like Eleanor but lighter 2y
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EJG31 @Cinfhen I've just added it ti my tbr pile. It sounds good from its descriotion. 🙂 2y
Cinfhen It‘s a kindle deal on Amazon UK today @EJG31 it‘s such a charming read #AllTheFeels 2y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen I added it when you first posted that it reminded you of Eleanor! 🙌 2y
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Hey fellow parent/family Littens! Anyone else heard that Amazon is launching a book subscription box for kids? I got an email from them inviting me to try it out a couple of days ago (I think it may be still in beta testing? They said for now you had to be invited by them). I decided, “Why not?” Plus, 22.99 seemed reasonable for 4 brand new board books. You can choose from every 1, 2 or 3 mos delivery. You also get to pick all your books ahead ⬇️

asiriusreader Of time, which is nice if you‘re worried about duplicates. It arrived today and I just signed up on Wed. Only negative is you just get the books, no cute card or wrapping or surprise. Still looking forward to regular with my 3 month old daughter. I‘m curious—any fellow parents try out any other kid subscription book boxes? I just saw an ad on Instagram today for one called Literati. Let me know if you have...I may check out others! #raisingreaders 2y
Suet624 I have no other suggestions but I would encourage you not to support Amazon. 2y
MelissaSue81 Do they have options for older kids? 2y
asiriusreader @Suet624 thank you for your opinion. I know Amazon seems to be taking over the world, but I do support independent booksellers as well. I am an equal opportunity book buyer. 😉 2y
asiriusreader @MelissaSue81 yes!! I didn‘t look super close, but they have a 0-2 box, a 3-5 yo box, and a 5 to 9 (?) book box...worth exploring! 2y
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Hey hey Littens! Did you have as much fun as I did doing @lauren.lerner ‘s #7favesin7days challenge? Join @Cinfhen starting tomorrow for the #4NewFavesin4Days...I will be joining in for sure! I definitely have quite a few faves from the last year of reading.

Cinfhen Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing😊💗 2y
asiriusreader You got it @Cinfhen !! 2y
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Day 7️⃣

#7favesin7days

Thanks for tagging me to take part in this @lauren.lerner ... that was fun!

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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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Day 6️⃣

#7favesin7days @lauren.lerner

tpixie ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cinfhen I almost chose this one...definitely in top 10 2y
asiriusreader @cinfhen I know! So hard to narrow it down to 7...I have so many more I could post and I only get one more pick tomorrow! 2y
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asiriusreader @tpixie love this book so much too! I spent the better part of a year recommending it to every reader I knew! 2y
Cinfhen Starting Saturday im doing #4NewFavesIn4Days totally open to interpretation ~ JOIN ME 2y
asiriusreader @Cinfhen I am IN!! 👍🏻 2y
tpixie @asiriusreader yes! Pulls at the heart 💜 ❤️💜 2y
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Day 5️⃣

#7favesin7days @lauren.lerner

(Terrible cover image...but I was too tired to get a better pic!)

Stephen11 I really loved this book! I should read another of his. 2y
asiriusreader @stephen11 such a great book! And Gaiman is a master storyteller. I‘ve also read and loved Coraline and The Ocean at the End of the Lane 2y
lauren.lerner I *love* this book so much!! 2y
lovelyn One of my favorite books. 2y
asiriusreader @lauren.lerner and @lovelyn love love love this book—love recommending it to my students too. 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Day 4️⃣

#7favesin7days @lauren.lerner

elizabethjames I simply adored this book! 2y
AmyG A crying book. I loved it. 2y
asiriusreader @elizabethjames it‘s so amazing. I read it aloud every year to my students. It‘s awesome to see them fall in love with it too. 2y
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asiriusreader @amyg so many tears! 2y
MelissaSue81 My youngest is reading it now. 2y
asiriusreader @MelissaSue81 yay!! Love when kids read this book. 2y
lauren.lerner The fifth grade at the school I taught at read this book this past fall then went to see the movie. My favorite days subbing fifth grade were when I was in those classes and got to read aloud to them. Now I just need to read it from start to finish for myself! 2y
asiriusreader @lauren.lerner yes you must! Perfect read aloud for 5th graders 2y
lauren.lerner It was a great read aloud with them. So glad it‘s part of the curriculum at my school now! 2y
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Confessions of a Shopaholic | Sophie Kinsella
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#7favesin7days @lauren.lerner

Settings Love that book. 2y
asiriusreader @anoplph0ra me too! It was my go-to feel good book when I was a teen...still love it! 2y
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A little #bookhaul from my Target run today...I‘ve definitely done waaaay less book buying for myself since the baby was born! Decided to get this one to see what you all were raving about. 😉

Vikkiha I‘m just about to start reading this as well. Cute pillow, did you make it yourself? 2y
asiriusreader @Vikkiha I‘ll be interested to see what you think! And I wish I was that talented! I bought the pillow (on sale at Nordstrom), but my lovely friend made the quilt for my daughter. 💗 2y
Vikkiha The quilt is beautiful, I love the delicate colours 🙂 2y
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asiriusreader @Vikkiha thank you—one of my favorite baby gifts that we received. 2y
Crazeedi I've thought about reading, let us know what you think 2y
asiriusreader @Crazeedi will do! I am still deep into two audiobooks, so once I finish one of those, I‘ll start and then share my thoughts! 2y
Crazeedi @asiriusreader you go girl! 2y
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Day 2️⃣

#7favesin7days @lauren.lerner

batsy One of mine, too ❤️ 2y
eeclayton What a lovely cover! 2y
AmyG I have this gorgeous book, too. ❤️ 2y
asiriusreader @batsy it‘s such a good read. @eeclayton and @amyg it‘s the edition I own, I just couldn‘t lay my hands on it last night! Such pretty editions! 2y
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Day 1️⃣

#7favesin7days @lauren.lerner

Slajaunie Love HP! 2y
lauren.lerner Love the new illustrated edition!! 😍 2y
asiriusreader @Slajaunie me too!! (if you couldn‘t tell by my username 😝) 2y
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asiriusreader @lauren.lerner the illustrated editions are gorgeous. Perfect excuse to buy more HP editions! 😉 2y
Slajaunie Agreed! 2y
lauren.lerner I love these editions enough to pretend I don‘t remember how problematic JK has shown herself to be.... the illustrations are gorgeous!!! 2y
Stephen11 Ah wonderful! This just might get me to reread it! 2y
asiriusreader @stephen11 you should! So worth it...the illustrations are truly amazing. 2y
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Ok, couldn‘t stand it any longer. I was having a serious case of #fomooagr (that would be Fear of Missing Out on a Great Read 😝) seeing all your posts and seeing the story break on the news over the last few days. As soon as I finished Ove today, I went right to the Audible store and grabbed this one! Excited to start listening!

britt_brooke It‘s utterly engrossing! I‘ve listened to more than half of it since beginning it yesterday. 2y
asiriusreader @britt_brooke yesss...can‘t wait to dive in! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
TheBookHippie Ohhh it's soooooo goood!!!! 2y
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asiriusreader @TheBookHippie 🙌 can‘t wait to get wrapped up in it! 2y
Chelsea.Poole Eekk! Love it!! 2y
TheBookHippie @asiriusreader I read it in the daylight 🤣because: anxiety!!! 2y
asiriusreader @Chelsea.Poole loving it so far! Might be a late night....but @TheBookHippie I might chicken out and save it for tomorrow if it gets too much! 🙀😂 (edited) 2y
Donnasmiles Is this the book Patton Oswalt‘s wife was working on when she died? 2y
asiriusreader @Donnasmiles I believe so, yes 2y
christinacanread It was SO good! I feel like “enjoy” is the wrong word here, but... enjoy! I got a little obsessed after reading it. I finished reading it maybe 10 days ago so his capture is SO surreal. 2y
asiriusreader @christinacanread thank you! I am looking forward to getting swept up in the book...tomorrow though. I‘m a little paranoid to read it at night when I‘m awake on my own! 😝 2y
christinacanread @asiriusreader I made the mistake of reading at night and paid for with with my dreams one night. Stick to the daylight 😂 2y
asiriusreader @christinacanread Hahahaha. Got it! After what I listened to today, I can see why!! 😬 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I did not want this book to end. That‘s how good it was—especially for a book that I began reading, thinking, “What is all the fuss about? Why does everyone seem to love this book?” I was hooked as soon as Backman started sharing Ove‘s backstory. As Ove transformed, I was right there with him, laughing and crying through his story. This one will stick with me for a long time.

Litsylily Aw same! I loved this book. 2y
asiriusreader @Litsylily soooo good! I‘m gonna have a book hangover from this one. 2y
Literary_Lady Just started reading it today! 2y
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asiriusreader @Literary_Lady ooh you‘re so lucky and in for a treat! 2y
Crazeedi It was a great book, I've enjoyed all of his so far 2y
asiriusreader @Crazeedi I am definitely going to check out his other books...love his writing style! 2y
Lmstraubie This is the gateway book. You'll be hooked on #fredrickbachman! 2y
asiriusreader @Lmstraubie I have no doubt! Gateway book—😂 2y
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Congrats @Mommamanzi on hitting 30,000 ! WOW!
And thanks for the giveaway chance! My favorite read of the year so far is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. I fell in love with the character and her story. I listened on Audible and the narrator was fantastic! I would choose #3...sounds like a fun read! Thank you!

Mommamanzi Thank you!!! ❤️📚 2y
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Numbers Game | Rebecca Rode
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1. Mostly listening to audiobooks right now, so 9 hrs 9 min
2. 7 hrs 37 min in
3. 2:43 am
4. 14.5
5. 29
6. 2014
7. 1.5 years
8. 18 years
9. 9 lbs 9 oz
10. 45 min
11. 800s I guess? I usually stick to the adult fiction section. Had to look these numbers up! 😂
12. 160 (1/2 of a Halo Top pint!)
13.92
14. 495
15. Abt. 11,000
16. 8
17. 0 😞
18. 6
19. 2 months and 45 years
20. Errrm, maybe 3?
@Kaye congrats again and thanks for the giveaway!!

Kaye 🎁Thanks for playing. You were a big baby too ! Interesting to see how everyone‘s numbers compare. 2y
asiriusreader @Kaye Yes I was a big baby! 😂 these were fun questions to answer! 2y
Kaye Thanks. Glad you enjoyed them. 2y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Sneaking in breakfast and more of Ove while my sweet daughter sleeps on. I know I‘m going to be sad when this one finishes...I have grown to love Ove! #audiobreakfasting

Crazeedi I was sad when I finished this book, I laughed and cried it was awesome 2y
asiriusreader @Crazeedi I‘ve heard that from nearly every person who has read it! 2y
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Jess7 Loved this book!! 2y
asiriusreader @Jess7 yay! I‘m so enjoying it. Trying to stretch out my final two listening hours so it doesn‘t end too quickly! 2y
Chazlyn Getting ready to start this soon! 2y
asiriusreader @Chazlyn awesome! I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed! It did take a few chapters for me to be hooked into the story 2y
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Congrats to @TrishB on hitting 205k litfluence!! 🎉🎉🎉And thanks for the chance to win your #205giveaway!
I‘d love to win A Gentleman in Moscow...I‘ve heard amazing things about it!

TrishB Thank you 😁 good luck 👍🏻 2y
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Woohoo @IheartYA !!! Congrats on hitting 15k litfluence...hope to join you there soon! 😉 #15kgiveaway
1. I have really liked Ruth Ware so far, so I‘m dying to read The Death of Mrs. Westaway. I also haven‘t read The Lying Game yet! Finally, I‘ve heard many good things about The Wife Between Us.
2. Go read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine! Just finished on audio...adored Eleanor and her story!
3. @AndreaReads @vicgreentoriafield @morgan_krahn

IheartYA Thanks for entering. I read Eleanor a few months ago and while it doesn't fall into my usual genre, I actually enjoyed it! 😊 2y
asiriusreader @IheartYA glad to know you enjoyed it too!! Congrats again!! 🎉 2y
RaimeyGallant I will read Eleanor Oliphant! :) 2y
asiriusreader @RaimeyGallant I don‘t think you‘ll be disappointed!!👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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The Give Away Book | Scott Harpole
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Congratulations to @BarbaraTheBibliophage on a very cool milestone! #2468giveaway

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for sharing! 2y
asiriusreader You know it @BarbaraTheBibliophage ! Such a unique milestone. Glad you caught it! 2y
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What an amazing milestone @Tiffy_Reads !! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

1. I love that Litsy brings us all together as a Bookish community, and I so enjoy exploring new book recommendations from fellow book lovers.
2. The Death of Mrs. Westaway is one I‘m dying to read!
#tiffysmilestonegiveaway

Ddzmini Congratulations 🍾🎈🎊🎉 2y
asiriusreader @crazyspine gah!! I can‘t wait to read it. Love Ruth Ware 2y
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Finished this one yesterday in a breathless rush of the final 60 pages! What a thrill ride! Loved the fast-paced nature and that the author kept you guessing until almost the very end. The writing style was right up my alley, and Finn did an excellent job developing the main character and making you care for her despite her flaws. As a Hitchcock fan, I loved reading all the references to his films...the author cleverly used them as clues too.

Liatrek I just got this book for 2 dollars at a Half Price book sale. I'm very excited to hear about the Hitchock reference s because I love his movies. 2y
asiriusreader @Liatrek then you will really enjoy this one! So many great references woven throughout, in a very thoughtful way that adds to the story‘s guessing game! 👍🏻 2y
AndreaReads I did enjoy this one! It was definitely a page-turner! 2y
asiriusreader @AndreaReads yes! Love a page-turner. Perfect pick to get me back reading after baby. 😊👶🏻 2y
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Forever Friday: A Novel | Timothy Lewis
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1. Middle child of three!
2. I used to think I wanted a sister, but then over time I realized I enjoyed being the only girl!
3. Older brother and younger brother.
4. The March sisters and the Weasley siblings!
5. I‘ve been reading them all...haven‘t seen a match yet! Any other middle children of 3 out there??
@jesshowbooks #friyayintro