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My pumpkin this year! 💜🎃 Because I love Raven (and Teen Titans Go!) and she loves books!

OriginalCyn620 That‘s awesome! 🎃 8h
madamereadsalot1 That's so good! I love Teen Titans too! 6h
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ When I (finally) read Frankenstein last year, it swiftly earned a spot in my favorites. Young Shelley‘s gothic horror classic is bold and intricate, horrific and touching. It‘s evokes compassion in unexpected ways. A brilliant and scarily timeless work of art.

CallMeIshmael Never read it....maybe I should 15h
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael 👉🏻YES👈🏻 15h
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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“You are my creator, but I am your master — obey!”

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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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▶️🎧🏃🏼‍♀️ Beautiful 4mi run on the greenway with Frankenstein in my ears. Everything is still pretty green in Tennessee, but the weather has finally cooled off and I‘m here for it!

bookaholic1 Nice pic 3d
Princess-Kingofkings This looks inviting! 👟 3d
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britt_brooke @Princess-Kingofkings We‘re lucky to live a short drive from this path. It‘s lovely. 💚 3d
CallMeIshmael Nice job 1d
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❤️ Nashville suburb
🧡 37 ... for 3 more weeks
💛 I‘m a stay-at-home-parent with a husband who does not keep track of my book buying (thank the gods) 😆
💚 married for 17 years
💙 she/her
💜 my first and middle names: Brittany Brooke

Thanks for the tag, Jesse! @jessinikkip
#gettingtoknowyou

Tagging @kaysworld1 @cobwebmoth @CallMeIshmael if you haven‘t participated yet and would like to.

Librariana 🤣😂 I am right there with ya on having a husband who doesn't keep track of mine either 😁 He knows books make me happy and I know tools make him happy! 3d
britt_brooke @Librariana Right?! 😍 My husband spends money on his bicycle, I spent it on books. It‘s a good balance. 3d
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Me | Elton John
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I once high-fived Elton John. Colorado Springs, 2009. True Story. Tiny hands. Anyway, this autobiography is super entertaining! There‘s so much I didn‘t know. With zero sugar-coating, and a lot of humor, Sir Elton takes us through his incredible life. Music, fashion, heartache, addiction, etc. Plenty of name-dropping, which I guiltily devoured. I‘d love to have dinner with him. 👇🏻

britt_brooke My only complaint is with the audio narration. You can hear the intakes of breath and it‘s annoying as shit. (edited) 3d
overtheedge I'm so glad its good....cant wait to read it!! 3d
britt_brooke @overtheedge It‘s fabulous! 3d
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Crazeedi This sound great, I love him 3d
Blaire So cool that you shared a high five 🙌 with him!!! 3d
britt_brooke @Crazeedi It‘s so good! 3d
britt_brooke @Blaire Such a random thing! We attended a pre-tour type warm-up concert in a smaller venue, and though we had tickets, prior to the show, his “people” upgraded us to front row center. He had reserved the first 2 rows for this. It‘s was so cool! 3d
CallMeIshmael You are my spirit animal 3d
Kimberlone I saw him play in anchorage, AK in 2008 - the ticket was a present for graduating from high school! He is such an amazing performer even past his prome 3d
Crazeedi I watched his concert from behind and to the side of him, we had seats basically on stage but off to the one side, it was strange seating, but I got to see his fingers tickle the ivory, and saw on a prompter the next song up! He played like 3 hrs nonstop, no opening band, just him, it was glorious 3d
britt_brooke @Kimberlone He‘s am amazing performer! 3d
britt_brooke @Crazeedi So cool to see those details! Our show was the same: 3 hours, just him and this piano. No opening act or band or anything. It felt very intimate. 💚 3d
Prairiegirl_reading I just saw him this month!! I still have the songs stuck in my head (not complaining). The show was amazing!! I‘m excited to get to this!! 3d
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading That‘s too funny! I have a couple of his songs stuck in mine just from reading this book. 😆 3d
Prairiegirl_reading @britt_brooke Spotify has the set list so I figured I‘d listen while reading. 😄 3d
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Frankenstein: ; Or, The Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Call me basic, but this stuff is 7%. 😝🎃🍺

#reread #booksandbrews

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Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir | Joshua David Stein, Kwame Onwuachi
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Through food, Kwame passionately, and honestly, unfurls his life story. His tumultuous upbringing resulted in several moves and you can taste the influences in his dishes. Maybe one day, I‘ll be fortunate enough to dine at one of his restaurants. I admire his confidence and drive to succeed in an industry that wanted him - a black chef - to fit a certain niche. Solid memoir. More than just food. Much more.

britt_brooke Thanks a bunch for passing this on to me, @ferskner ! (edited) 5d
Cinfhen Almost bought this on Audible/ still might xx great review 5d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! 💚 PS. I went between this copy and audio from the library. He does a nice job narrating. 5d
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Anna40 I saw the author at Books in Bloom in Columbia. But missed most of the podium discussion and the book signing 😣 5d
britt_brooke @Anna40 Ah, what a bummer! 5d
ferskner Hooray!!! 5d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Finally caught up on Phoebe‘s and Marigold‘s adventures and can ship them off to my niece. These (books 8,9,10) were good, but at this point, there‘s nothing exactly new or exciting. They are still decent reads, but I‘ve gotten my fill and then some.

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My 5 year old wrapped up soccer practice and is reading while we wait for big bro to finish up. He‘s such a great little reader. He‘s rocking kindergarten!

#raisingreaders

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This collection is a mix of journalistic endeavors and personal essays. I usually prefer one or the other rather than a blend because organization can feel clunky and uneven. That was the case here. IMO, the strongest essays were the first and last, “52 Blue” and “The Quickening,” respectively.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Golding‘s famous allegory depicting good versus evil, order versus savagery, is so damned disturbing and profound. I love this book and have read it 3 or 4 times, but admit I‘m an embarrassingly bad fan. I knew the actual “Lord of the Flies” in the story represented evil, but did not know that the term is a literal translation of the biblical name Beelzebub. Brilliant.

This cover blows my mind. 🖤

Freespirit I read it in high school...I remember it disturbed me..but I still remember the themes .....sign of a good book 40 years later😬📚 1w
Valink I got this edition for my son because I thought the cover was bad ass. Both of my kids liked to purchase copies of the novels they were reading in HS instead of using the school copy so they could make notes in the book. How could I say no to that? 1w
britt_brooke @Freespirit And the themes still hold true. Still scary. 1w
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britt_brooke @Valink That is so cool! Great kids, awesome mom! I wouldn‘t say no either. 💚 (edited) 1w
Skyler That cover is so cool 1w
marleed That is the best cover ever of this book! I first read in 8th grade and before the days of video so for me it was the most shocking story I had ever known. 1w
britt_brooke @marleed The story still shocks me now! I read it in high school, but 8th grade would‘ve been intense. 1w
britt_brooke @Skyler There are so many great covers for this book, but this is definitely my favorite! It‘s the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. 💚 1w
CallMeIshmael Didn‘t know this either 3d
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael I feel like there are others but we‘re the only ones who‘ll admit it. 🤨 3d
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Newest pint glass. 😍 This year‘s logo is so gorgeous! I also bought Renkl‘s book and had it signed. She was super nice.

Redwritinghood Enjoy! I finished her book last week and loved it. 1w
britt_brooke @Redwritinghood Ooh, that‘s so good to hear! I need to start it soon. And the cover is so beautiful. 😍 1w
LeahBergen I love that glass! 😮 1w
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BethM So pretty! 1w
Soubhiville Oh, I love it! 1w
Nute I like that glass!😍 1w
readordierachel That's lovely! 1w
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Casey Cep interviewed by Margaret Renkl at Southern Festival of Books. This was such a great session! I really enjoyed Cep‘s book, and today she discussed the book‘s organization, the case, and Harper Lee. I loved hearing her thoughts on Truman Capote, too.

TNbookworm This was one of my favorite sessions. Casey Cep was such a good speaker and she and Margaret Renkl had a great rapport. Wish I had spotted you, would have loved to say hello. 1w
britt_brooke @TNbookworm Oh dang! Sorry we missed each other. One of these days we‘ll meet up. It was a great session. I borrowed the book from the library right when it was published and enjoyed it. I was going to buy a copy and have it signed, but annoyingly, the Parnassus tent was sold out. 1w
TNbookworm Yep same here. I was going to splurge and do the same! 1w
britt_brooke @TNbookworm I was pretty mad about it at the time. I did buy Renkl‘s book and got it signed, though. It sounds good! 1w
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▶️🎧🏃🏼‍♀️ It‘s a foggy and chilly morning, and there wasn‘t another soul on the greenway. We‘re back from vacation and getting back into a routine.

Bookzombie This is a cool photo! Also, it‘s hard to come back from vacation. (edited) 1w
batsy Love the pic! 1w
britt_brooke @Bookzombie Thanks! 💚 Yes, it‘s tough getting back on track. It wasn‘t a great run, lol. 1w
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britt_brooke @batsy Thank you!! 1w
cathipink I just bought a Jamison - I'll be curious to hear your thoughts on this one 🙂 1w
britt_brooke @cathipink Hoping to finish it today. 🤞🏻 It‘s my first time reading her. 1w
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Vampire's Kiss | Ella Summers
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I got the best #litsymail today! Thank you so much for this badass #booksleeve, Meg!! I LOVE it. 🧛🏻‍♀️

💜 You are so kind! 🤗

tjwill Love it! 😍 1w
Cinfhen That‘s fabulous 1w
Megabooks Yay!! So glad you love it!! 1w
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego ❤ love that sleeve! And this photo. 1w
britt_brooke @Megabooks I‘m obsessed with it! 🥰 1w
britt_brooke @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks!! It goes perfectly with my current stack. 😍 1w
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“It‘s fine. I find all social interaction awkward.”

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Smoky Mountain view. ⛰ #fallbreak

rather_be_reading awesome! 😍 2w
Emilymdxn This picture is incredible! 2w
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britt_brooke @Emilymdxn Thanks so much! 💚 2w
Zelma We were there in August and I want to go back! 2w
britt_brooke @Zelma This is our second family trip here and we love it! 2w
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Paper Girls Vol. 6 | Brian K. Vaughan
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Time travel is not my favorite, and it confuses the bejesus out of me, but I like this band of badass young 1980s papergirls and their many iterations. This collected volume is the conclusion of the “The Battle of the Ages” (it‘s a time travelers‘ war, y‘all). I‘m still slightly unsure what transpired, but it‘s clearly unique a story of friendship. Above all, I freaking love the artwork and coloring. It‘s goddamned beautiful.

4thhouseontheleft I didn't realize Volume 6 is out now! 2w
MCYmermaid I often have the same experience with time traveling tales... 2w
britt_brooke @4thhouseontheleft Just last week! 2w
britt_brooke @MCYmermaid I‘m glad it‘s not just me!! My brain just doesn‘t work well that way. 😬 2w
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Demi Moore divulges her tumultuous childhood, successful career, addictions, motherhood, and relationships. I kind of forgot how many iconic films she was in. She has caught flak for what she‘s said about Ashton Kutcher, but I thought the situation was handled rather delicately in the book. I know this is Demi‘s version, but it felt genuine. I‘m often curious about celebrities‘ lives. Being famous is such a foreign concept. Fab narration.

sharread I can't wait to read this, sounds so good. 👍 2w
britt_brooke @sharread I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Hope you enjoy when the time comes! 2w
Reagan-reads Is there a lot about Bruce Willis? 2w
britt_brooke @Reagan-reads A fair amount, but she doesn‘t go into a ton of detail. 2w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Such a fun, literary celebration! I grabbed this (current) ebook deal, but my Paperwhite, though usually amazing, just can‘t do Jane Mount‘s beautiful artwork proper justice ... but $1.99 is a $1.99, so I jumped on it. It was fun seeing some familiar bookshops (Parnassus, King‘s English, Tattered Cover) featured and, naturally, my TBR has expanded. Definitely buying this for my step-MIL for Christmas. She‘ll love it!

jillrhudy The publisher sent me a physical ARC of this through Librarything and I was thrilled. It‘s the most beautiful book! Needless to say I left raves. Did you know the artist does commissions?!?!?! So you could have a print of your favorites. 🤩 3w
Donnasmiles I can see myself diving into this later today...
Thanks for the recommendation.
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britt_brooke @jillrhudy Yes!! I‘ve thought about ordering a custom design. I have the “classics” mug and a few of her enamel pins. Such beautiful, fun designs! 💚 3w
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britt_brooke @Donnasmiles Hope you enjoy! 3w
Mdargusch I 🖤 your photo! 2w
britt_brooke @Mdargusch Thanks so much! 💚💚 2w
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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“Rumor Glenn Willis was born on her due date August 16, 1988 in Paducah, Kentucky, where Bruce was shooting a movie called ‘In Country‘.”

I‘d always heard that they had a baby in my hometown. Rumor was born at the same hospital as me, though I‘m a few years older. 😉 That‘s some random trivia for ya!

📷: people.com

Scochrane26 Do you know the movie is based on the book by Ky author Bobbie Ann Mason? She‘s always at the ky book fair. I‘ve read 2 of her books & own 2 that are in tbr, including tagged. Cool that Rumor was born there. 3w
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 I didn‘t the know that. Interesting! And I forgot you‘re from Kentucky, too! 3w
REPollock She was amazing last season on The Masked Singer (Rumor I mean). 3w
britt_brooke @REPollock I just looked it up. She has such a beautiful voice! 3w
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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▶️🎧 My folks are visiting tomorrow, so I‘m actually putting effort into cleaning the house. 😬🧹🧺🧽#multitasking

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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Augusten Burroughs is one of the reasons I finally became a reader. I picked up his first memoir in my early 20s, fell in love with the genre, the rest is history. He‘s a darkly humorous and talented storyteller. When I saw the basis of this one, I wasn‘t sure what hokeyness awaited, but it was quite interesting. Yes, he discusses his “powers,” but it‘s also about his mom, moving to the country, and, of course, dogs. 🐾

Scochrane26 Have you read his brother‘s book, Look Me in the Eye? I‘ve always liked it because it helped me understand more about aspergers. 3w
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Yes! Same here. I think he has a couple of other books, but I haven‘t read those yet. 3w
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know he wrote more. I haven‘t read anything by Burroughs in a long time, I‘ll have to check both to see what I‘ve missed. 3w
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britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Have you read Dry? It‘s my favorite of his memoirs. 3w
Scochrane26 @britt_brooke Yes, I‘ve read Dry, I think as a book & audio. It was also helpful for my field of work. It‘s been my favorite, too, of what I‘ve read. 3w
CaseyLea I love his work too! 3w
britt_brooke @CaseyLea 💚💚💚 3w
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Before and After: A Novel | Rosellen Brown
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My 7 year old‘s reading loft is finished!! 😍 He has 2 closets, so we decided to do something fun with one. My dad built the reinforced platform and ladder and I did the rest. Painting the trim white was super not fun. It‘s a big room and it took 4 coats to cover that drab tan. 😩 So happy with the outcome, though! 💚

My 5 year old gets one, too, but it‘s not finished yet. I‘ll posts photos of it eventually.

MicheleinPhilly LOVE!!! 3w
Cinfhen Looks awesome 😎 3w
charl08 Wow! I would have loved one of these when I was a kid. (Wouldn't mind one now!) 3w
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Amiable That‘s fabulous! 3w
LibrarianRyan I totally get the covering with white. I have this weird brown wall. I have at least 7 coats of white paint on it and I and everyone else can STILL see the brown. This looks awesome BTW. 3w
Cortg Amazing! 3w
TheSpineView It looks fantastic! 🤩 3w
Ruthiella 😮 WOW 😍 3w
SilversReviews Looks great!! 3w
writerlibrarian Looks of envy here from my much younger self. 3w
saresmoore I love it! And I think the trim painting was worth the effort—it makes such a big difference! 3w
UnidragonFrag 😱😍 I wish I had one of these as a kid, hell wish I had one now! 3w
xicanti This is amazing. 3w
rather_be_reading That is super cool!! It turned out great! 3w
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💚 Looks great! I need one of those. 3w
Dawnrod1970 Love it, looks great! 3w
LeahBergen I love it!! And I want one!! 😆😆 3w
Aims42 What a fun mama you are!! I love this 💚 3w
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly Thank you! 💚 3w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! 💚 3w
britt_brooke @charl08 Thanks! 💚 Yeah, I need an adult-sized one. Wishful thinking!! 3w
britt_brooke @Amiable Thank you! 💚 3w
britt_brooke @LibrarianRyan It‘s so annoying trying to cover dark walls, etc! So much work. 😩 I still have to paint the trim and doors in my other son‘s room, and naturally, he has crown moulding, too. Not cool. Luckily, the rest of the house is not like this! 3w
britt_brooke @saresmoore Thanks so much! 💚 Yes, definitely well worth it .... and I listened to a few audiobooks along the way. 🤓👏🏻 My other son‘s room has the same tan/brown accents plus crown moulding, so that‘s the next project. 🙄 Luckily, the rest of the house is not like that. 3w
britt_brooke @UnidragonFrag I think we all need adult-sized ones!! 💚 3w
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I‘m still tying to figure out how to work this into a master suite remodel. 😆 3w
britt_brooke @Aims42 Aw, thank you! 💚 3w
LeahBergen 😆😆 3w
Kalalalatja Love it! 3w
SilversReviews Looks amazing. 3w
britt_brooke @Kalalalatja Thanks! 💚 3w
Eggs That is brilliant. As a kid, that would have been heaven for me- a personal reading nook 📚 3w
britt_brooke @Eggs Thank you! 💚 3w
Mdargusch This is amazing! 2w
britt_brooke @Mdargusch Thank you!! 2w
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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“There‘s nothing more beautiful than to have survived something.”

📷: augusten.com

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cranked it up to 2x speed and pushed through. I didn‘t hate it, nor did I like it exactly. Urban fantasy just isn‘t my thing. This story is totally bizarre, confusing, and grotesquely violent. If it had been reined in a bit, the whole might‘ve made more sense. Hidden in the weirdness is an elaborate revenge story, rooted in friendship. My favorite parts were the childhood flashbacks and the badass cover.

Erinreadsthebooks It is a great cover 😍 3w
Avidreader25 I do love that cover, but I‘m grateful for your review. That does not sound like my cup of tea. 3w
BethFishReads Awww I loved it and loved the audio 3w
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LeafingThroughLife I read this last year, and I agree it‘s bizarre and wildly violent. That said, by the end, after much head scratching, I found that I kind of loved it. I guess some books are weird that way. 🤷🏻‍♀️🙂 3w
CoffeeCatsBooks It‘s always interesting how differently people feel about the same book, such a personal experience. Hope you enjoy your next more! 3w
britt_brooke @Avidreader25 Thanks! Beautiful cover, bizarre story. I didn‘t hate it, but definitely not my cup of tea either. 3w
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September | Rosamunde Pilcher
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It was a productive month! I had more 5⭐️ reads than usual:

🍂 Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?
🍂 We Have Always Lived in the Castle
🍂 The Handmaid‘s Tale (reread)
🍂 Raise High the Roof Beams ...
🍂 Zealot

#septemberreads #septemberwrapup

Sace I read We Have Always Lived at the Castle last year and really liked it. 3w
britt_brooke @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I was surprised by how much I liked it! The atmosphere was amazing. 3w
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m really intrigued by Will the Cat Eat my Eyeballs. 3w
Sace Yes! Amazing atmosphere! 3w
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading Her books are so interesting, plus hilarious. I loved this one! 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cults and dark humor? Um, yes, please. 👏🏻 Jo Thornely is a delight! She provides a glimpse into several of the world‘s most infamous cults - something I‘m mildly obsessed with. This book will either satisfy your curiosity, or pique it further, leaving you craving more in-depth books on each disturbing group. Thornely is a great story teller and a gallows humor master. I wish it had been longer. Loved the audio!

i-am-papercrane Is this by the same woman who runs the zealot podcast? 3w
CocoReads I‘m obsessed with cults too! Stacked 3w
britt_brooke @i-am-papercrane Yes! I haven‘t listened yet, but I just subscribed. 3w
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britt_brooke @CocoReads Hope you enjoy! 3w
i-am-papercrane Oh boy! Well, one more on my tbr i guess haha 3w
britt_brooke @i-am-papercrane 😆👏🏻 I loved it! 3w
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32% in and I have no fucking idea what‘s going on ...

Alfoster I finished it and still had no idea what was going on!😳😂😂😂 3w
DaveGreen7777 Trust me, it doesn‘t get any clearer throughout the book! 😂🤣😂 I liked elements of this book, but I wish the editor had reined the author in a bit! 😳 3w
Kaila-ann Definitely a weird book, it just stays weird to be honest lol. I spent the entire book like “whaaaaa . . . ?!” Lol. 3w
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MicheleinPhilly I bailed so hard on this. 3w
BekaReid Yes, it was definitely one of the weirdest books I've read, and I didn't know what was going on throughout most of it! But at the same time, I really enjoyed it for those same reasons. 3w
Reviewsbylola I bailed on this book so hard it would blow your mind. 3w
Reviewsbylola Omg @MicheleinPhilly great minds. 🤣 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola HA! 🤣👯‍♀️ 3w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola @MicheleinPhilly 🤣 I have 11 hours to go .... I‘m might be joining y‘all. 3w
UnidragonFrag I've been on and off reading this for over a month now. Definitely weird! 3w
Coleen It is exactly comments similar to these that have made me put off this book for so long, despite having it in my TBR pile. Sometimes I don‘t do well with WTF books. 3w
Sharpeipup I felt the same way...hang in there. 3w
britt_brooke @Sharpeipup I have a hard time bailing so I‘ll probably keep going. 😬 3w
britt_brooke @Coleen It‘s completely bizarre and confusing. 3w
britt_brooke @UnidragonFrag Super strange. I‘m trying to power through. 3w
britt_brooke @Alfoster @DaveGreen7777 @Kaila-ann @BekaReid Dang, I was hoping someone would say it starts making sense at some point. 🤣🤣 3w
JacqMac Yep. That all sounds about right. But I also really liked it. 3w
Bookzombie @JacqMac Me too! 3w
Hooked_on_books I read this after being influenced by Litsy adoration for it and didn‘t really like it at all. It‘s bizarre and unnecessarily violent. I hope you end up liking it more than I did. 3w
CallMeIshmael Keep at it....it‘s insane and makes no sense but somehow it makes sense...if that makes sense 3w
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael 😆 I‘m stubborn, so I‘ll finish it. 😬 3w
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Breakfast of Champions | Kurt Jr. Vonnegut
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Coffee in my favorite mug before heading to spin class. ☕️☀️🚴🏻‍♀️ #mondaymorningbeverage

Fun idea @dariazeoli !

Trashcanman Holy shit, look at what I just posted. I have that mug too. Ain't he the coolest. Have a great week 3w
britt_brooke @Trashcanman 😆💚 He‘s my very favorite. 3w
mcipher Eyeliner before spin class?!? You are my hero. 3w
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britt_brooke @mcipher 😆 I know it‘s weird, haha! I‘m so blonde (even my lashes), it makes me feel better to put on a little eye makeup. 3w
Caffeinated_Reader Ohhhhh I need that mug!!! 3w
Caffeinated_Reader @britt_brooke 😢 you‘re the best! Thank you so much 🥰🥰🥰 3w
britt_brooke @Caffeinated_Reader Always happy to spread the Vonnegut love! 🤗🤗 3w
dariazeoli Spin class on a Monday morning means you ARE a champion! 💪 3w
britt_brooke @dariazeoli ☺️🙌🏻 3w
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Congratulations @LoverofLit and thank you for the generous #powerofthreegiveaway ❣️❣️❣️

1. satire and memoir
2. sweet, by a nose
3. bath + book + wine

LoverofLit Bath, book, and wine is just the best! 3w
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Eleanor Vance is as off-balance as the peculiar house. The scariest thing in this story is not Hill House itself, but the very real human mind. I appreciate this book for its genre significance, but it was surprisingly uneventful for a “ghost story.” The dialogue took over and I struggled to visualize the setting. The characters, though occasionally funny, weren‘t likable. But, the badass ending saved it for me. That was perfect.

mcipher I would say don‘t bother with the Netflix show - it just doesn‘t come close. 3w
britt_brooke @mcipher That‘s good to know - thanks! 3w
CaliforniaCay I've only watched the show haven't read the book. From what I've heard the book is veeeeeery different from the show, and I wouldn't recommend watching it and expecting the same story, but I would still recommend watching it as it's own separate thing. It was a legitimately creepy show that made me jump on multiple occasions, but I found the writing and story itself excellent! 3w
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britt_brooke @CaliforniaCay From what I can tell, the show looks much creepier than the book. I might be too chicken for it! 🙈 3w
batsy I'm planning to read it this month! 👻🏠 3w
britt_brooke @batsy I got started a little early on my spooky reads. ☠️ 3w
Reviewsbylola I always seem to be let down by classic ghost stories. This one included. 3w
BiblioLitten One of my top reads of the year! 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I just love AJ Jacobs. His lifestyle experiments are so fun and insightful. This short book about thankfulness is from the TED book series which I didn‘t know existed, so I‘ll be checking out more of those. Here, Jacobs focuses on all the folks it takes to make something he and I both enjoy immensely: coffee. It‘s a good reminder to think about the bigger picture and be appreciative for all the things.

SW-T Love Jacobs, but somehow I missed this one. Shopping trip in my near future! 📚 3w
britt_brooke @SW-T I had completely missed it, too. It was published last November, but I didn‘t learn about it until the most recent Audible sale. It‘s a good, quick, quirky read! 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A bizarre family tragedy leaves two sisters and an uncle as a large estate‘s lone inhabitants. They are pariahs ridiculed by the town. A strange atmosphere surrounds this story and these girls. This, my first Shirley Jackson, was entrancing. So eccentric and mysterious. The unanswered likely annoys some, but it‘s really not important. Loved it!

LeahBergen I‘m so glad you liked this one, too! 👏🏻👏🏻 4w
batsy This has become one of my favourites 💜 4w
Palimpsest ❤️ I read this book this year and absolutely loved it! Nice review. 4w
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KarenUK I loved this one too, so glad you loved it 😊💕 4w
britt_brooke @Palimpsest 💚 Thanks! 3w
Reviewsbylola Maybe this is one I should try since you liked it better than THoHH. 3w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola This one is SO much better, IMO. 3w
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I‘ve been painting the (previously tan) trim in my 7 year old‘s room the last couple of days. 😩 It‘s made bearable by this FABULOUS audiobook I nabbed during the current Audible sale.

PS. The closet with the ladder is a reading loft my dad built. Both of my boys have 2 closets, so both get lofts. I‘ll post “before and after” photos once they are completely finished. New carpet is coming soon, too.

wanderinglynn I love the reading lofts! How cool! 👍🏻 4w
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn Thanks! I‘m so anxious to finish them! There will be a cushion and pillows, and storage above and below. 4w
LeahBergen What a gorgeous room! ❤️ 4w
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MicheleinPhilly Um, do you have a spare bedroom I could rent for “me time”???? 4w
Verity That sounds really good. I wonder if it‘s on UK audible... 4w
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Thanks! Wish I had before pics of the walls. Horrible 90s wallpaper. 🙈 4w
britt_brooke @Verity I just finished it. So good! The author is quite funny which was a nice surprise. Hope you can find it! 4w
Verity @britt_brooke i found it! I just need to get to an actual computer because UK audible won‘t let you buy in app... 4w
britt_brooke @Verity Hope you enjoy! 4w
Hooked_on_books I 😍 the wall color! And the loft! Can I be your kid? 😆 4w
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books 😆 Thank you! 💚 4w
Reviewsbylola Looks awesome! Audiobooks are the only reason stuff like this is bearable. 3w
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Yay! | Samuel James O'Brien
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Before Litsy, I never could‘ve read this much in a year. 😙😙 Now, I deliberately choose a goal I can easily meet, so it‘s always fun to see how far ahead of time I can get there. #readingchallenge

Mollyanna Congratulations 🎉🍾🎉 4w
Megabooks You rock!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🤩🤩 4w
Alfoster Woohoo!👏👏👏👏 4w
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Flaneurette I really need to get my butt in gear to get to 100 by years end, haven't been able to concentrate lately but all of you power readers here on Litsy are sure inspiring- way to go!!
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AmyG Wow 🎉 4w
Jas16 🙌🏽 4w
merelybookish Congrats! (I hit mine today too but it's a more modest 80. 🙂) 4w
Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo! 🎉🎉 I set mine low, too. And then I see how far past it I can get. 🤷🏼‍♀️😆 4w
britt_brooke @Flaneurette I‘m sure you‘ll get there! 💚 4w
britt_brooke @Mollyanna Thanks! 💚 4w
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks, Meg! 💚 4w
britt_brooke @Alfoster Thanks! 💚 4w
britt_brooke @AmyG Thanks! 💚 4w
britt_brooke @Jas16 Thanks! 💚 4w
Alfoster Well you rock girl! 4w
britt_brooke @merelybookish 80 is not modest!! 😆😙🙌🏻 I‘m a stay at home parent who listens to a ton of audio books, so that‘s why I can squeeze in this many reads. 4w
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books That‘s exactly what I do, too. 👯‍♀️ Last year, I read 178, so I‘m curious if I can beat that, but didn‘t want to put pressure on myself with too lofty a goal. 😆 4w
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4w
JoScho Yay you!!! 4w
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations!! 4w
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 4w
mrp27 Awesome! 🎉📚 4w
CallMeIshmael Damn girl 4w
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael 😆🤓💁🏼‍♀️ 4w
Cinfhen Congrats 🎈🎉🍾 4w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! 💚 4w
Reviewsbylola 🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳 Way to go!! 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve been putting off reading this, my last Salinger, for too long. I just didn‘t want to be finished with his books. The Glass Family is so complex and intriguing. The first novella is witty and brilliant and exactly what I hoped for. The second one is a rambling stream of consciousness, but gives much insight into brothers Seymour and Buddy. I‘m a little hungover.

BarbaraBB Great review 💜 1mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Thank you! 1mo
Cinfhen Love the photo 4w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! 😙 4w
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cute banter, thick tension, total predictability. Light and enjoyable; just what I needed. There‘s a lot of convenient stuff in here, but it doesn‘t matter. This story served its purpose: easy escape.

Scochrane26 This is the book that I as stuck in my mailbox over the weekend. But, I finally have it. 1mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Oh no! That‘s frustrating. Hope it didn‘t get damaged. It‘s a cute read. Hope you enjoy it! 1mo
LeahBergen And sometimes that‘s all we need. 😊 1mo
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Scochrane26 @britt_brooke the book was in a cardboard package, so I tried to get it out but not enough to damage it. Mailman got it out today. 1mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Exactly. 💚 1mo
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Today, we participated in a fundraiser for our amazing local, all-inclusive playground. For a donation, we got to paint a parking space (and can repaint as many times as we like for 1 year). The lot is very old and bumpy, so this ended up being way harder than anticipated, but here‘s our spot! #atticus

Sills Love this idea❤️ 1mo
Ncostell Great job! 1mo
SauerPatch The high school in my home town lets seniors do this for I‘m-not-sure-which local charity. It‘s so cool and I‘m always so impressed by how creative they get! 1mo
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britt_brooke @SauerPatch That‘s so cool! 1mo
britt_brooke @Sills It was really fun! 1mo
britt_brooke @Ncostell Thanks! 💚 1mo
Megabooks Freaking awesome! 🤩🤩 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks!! 🤗 1mo
Bookzombie This is so cool! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Love it! ❤️ 1mo
britt_brooke @Bookzombie Thanks! 🤗 1mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly Thank you! 💚 1mo
Cinfhen Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️ 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! 💚🤗 1mo
Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 love this! We just painted some colorful walkways and crosswalks in our neighborhood yesterday. Similar idea! 3w
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Thick: And Other Essays | Tressie McMillan Cottom
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Dr. Cottom writes in an intellectual, but accessible manner. Some (very wrong) folks thought this would hinder her, but I wholeheartedly disagree. It‘s what makes this provocative collection so effective.

Megabooks Agree!! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Love this book! This was just long listed on the NBA nonfiction list and I couldn‘t be happier. 1mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Ooh, that‘s exciting!! Such a great read. 1mo
Reviewsbylola This is on my TBR! 3w
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Going After Cacciato | Tim O'Brien
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Congratulations @kaysworld1 @Megabooks and @Macker11 ! Please send your mailing information to brittany.seibert@gmail.com and I will get these out in the next few days.

💛 Thanks a bunch for entering my #dollarscoregiveaway ! 💛

LeahBergen Dang! I forgot to enter! 😆😆😆 1mo
kaysworld1 Omg I won something! 🥳😲 1mo
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merelybookish You are a great Litten! ♥️ 1mo
Megabooks No way!! I can‘t believe I won!! Thank you!! 😁😁❤️ 1mo
britt_brooke @kaysworld1 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 1mo
britt_brooke @merelybookish You are so sweet - thank you! 💚 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks 😁🙌🏻💃🏼 1mo
Macker11 Yay! Thank you so much! 1mo
britt_brooke @Macker11 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 1mo
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Newest #bookish top. 😆

GypsyKat Haha! OMG I need this! 😍😂😂😂 1mo
RvnclawWhovian Love it! 1mo
diovival Great shirt 👍 1mo
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JacqMac Very nice! 1mo
wanderinglynn Love your shirt! 👍🏻 1mo
CrowCAH Great shirt! 1mo
Cathythoughts Love it 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
RealBooks4ever Perfect! 💜 1mo
Mamashep Love it! 1mo
riversong153 Grabby hands! 1mo
julesG 😍 1mo
LiteraryinLititz That‘s awesome! 1mo
cleoh Ooh yes perfect 😍 1mo
Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1mo
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SW-T Love it! 😊😊😊 1mo
EllieDottie This is my life!!! I love it!! 1mo
JoScho This is perfection 1mo
sprainedbrain Haha! Love this! 1mo
britt_brooke @sprainedbrain Thanks!! 😁 1mo
CallMeIshmael Omg this shirt!!!! This is perfection and my new favorite quote 1mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael Thanks! 💚 I found it at teespring.com. I think you need one! 1mo
Reviewsbylola Amazing! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Super cute story about friends Deja and Josiah who‘ve worked at the same elaborate pumpkin patch each fall throughout high school. It‘s their last shift ever, and as they realize life‘s about to change, they decide to go on one last pumpkin patch adventure. This made me totally nostalgic. It‘s a great little story about friendship, plus it‘s funny with fantastic artwork. I especially loved the endpapers.

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Going After Cacciato | Tim O'Brien
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💥 GIVEAWAY REMINDER 💥

👋🏻 Free books over here. Y‘all. I have 5 copies of this brilliant novel. Don‘t you want to give one of these beauties a new home? Don‘t you trust me? 💁🏼‍♀️😆 If you‘ve read The Things They Carried, you‘ll appreciate this as well.

TO ENTER: Repost this photo with #dollarscoregiveaway and tag me.

Open to all. Winners announced Friday, September 20.

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DAY 7 #7days7covers #covercrush

I know, no explanations, but I‘m giving you guys two more Lord of the Flies covers on my last day because I can. 😝

Ruthiella 😎 cool! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Caitlin Doughty once again schools us on the taboo. Children ask weird, but often poignant, questions, so the clever premise of addressing kids‘ questions about death led to some incredibly interesting, sometimes macabre, information. And dare I say this is one of the funniest books I‘ve read all year? Dark and morbid humor works for me. The cool illustrations are a charming bonus. One of my top reads of the year for sure!

Scochrane26 I will prob read this. Kids are hilarious. In therapy, they will often have me laughing, but then I forget to write it down for a future book. 1mo
britt_brooke @Scochrane26 Kids make such interesting observations and ask completely bizarre questions. I loved the idea behind this book and the execution was flawless. You should totally start jotting stuff down. I‘d read your book! (edited) 1mo
Reviewsbylola Omg stacking this! Loved her other books. 3w
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McGlue | Ottessa Moshfegh
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LeahBergen I like this cover. 👍🏻 1mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s one of hers I haven‘t read. 1mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen It‘s beautiful in it‘s simplicity. 🖤 1mo
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britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen It‘s excellent! I love her writing. 1mo
cathipink Did you see she has a new one coming April 2020? 😍😍😍 1mo
britt_brooke @cathipink No, I didn‘t know! I‘m so terrible at keeping up. Thank you! 🤗 I just requested it from NetGalley so hopefully I‘m approved. 🤞🏻 1mo
cathipink I'll cross my fingers for you 🙂🙂 I only found out a couple of days ago. There's also a giveaway on GR 🙂🙂 I love her too, I can't wait for the new one! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I don‘t like misleading covers/titles. I thought this was going to be a humorous collection of essays about aging and life changes, but it was pretty goddamned depressing. Loved Jen on Chelsea Lately, but haven‘t watched her standup (yet) nor read her previous book (skipping). I just couldn‘t really relate to this at all. That‘s not her fault, but it affects my memoir enjoyment. Awarding an extra star for her honesty.

Cinfhen Great review but I‘ll pass ~ thanks! 1mo
vivastory That's a shame. I watched her stand-up a few years ago and enjoyed it. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks, and good call! 1mo
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britt_brooke @vivastory She‘s super funny on tv. I wish I had liked this more. I‘m definitely going to find her standup and watch it sometime. 1mo
Suet624 I‘m so out of the loop. No idea who this person is. 1mo
Anna40 @Suet624 me too. No idea who this is. 1mo
Anna40 @britt_brooke why was it depressing? 1mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 @Anna40 She‘s a comedian, but I‘m not sure exactly how well-known she is. I know her from Chelsea Handler‘s show that was on E! Several years ago. Anna, it was depressing because it was all about her divorce - which I appreciate - but then it was about sleeping with some younger guys and that part was sad and pathetic, imo. I‘m being judgmental, I know. 1mo
Anna40 @britt_brooke ok. Thanks! Dont watch much stand up. ... I recently had to bail on a book because it was about divorce and just depressing. If the entire book is in that tone, it's hard to read. Sleeping with younger guys, if that's what made her happy, good for her, if it depressed her even more, why do it? Doesn't sound like a book I'd enjoy either... 1mo
britt_brooke @Anna40 It was really not what I expected. I do hope that she found peace by writing it, though. 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Soccer time! It‘s hotter than 10 hells out here but at least I found some shade. ⚽️🔥🔥🔥

Megabooks #momlife in the south! Fall isn‘t fall! 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Ugh! So true. Especially this year. I‘ve lost count how many days in a row it‘s been in the 90s. I‘m sure it‘s the same up by you. 🥵 1mo
4thhouseontheleft XC practice was brutal today, but slightly better than last Thursday, when it was 98F! (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke @4thhouseontheleft 🥵 Yikes! I am so over this nonsense. 1mo
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