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britt_brooke

Joined May 2016

𝕤𝕔𝕠𝕣𝕡𝕚𝕠 | 𝕤𝕝𝕪𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟 | 𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕖𝕒𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕞 𝟝 | #RightToRead
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The Housemaid by Freida McFadden
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Real Americans by Rachel Khong
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘m usually a big fan of narrative nonfiction, but my attention really waned here. Chronicling the months leading up to Fort Sumter, it‘s an integral part of US history, our successes and missteps. Such an interesting topic, but there‘s a point when mundane details become filler. Just get on with it! Not bad by any means, but Larson just isn‘t for me. I‘ve read his HH Holmes one and didn‘t love it either.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I always look forward to Waxman‘s books, and this was decent, though not my fave of hers. Am I wrong for saying this has Crocodile Hunter vibes with a spin? A famous animal enthusiast father thought dead turns up alive, and chaos pretty much ensues. I listened to this in one day while painting my kids‘ game room, so definitely entertaining, even if it‘s not her strongest effort, IMO.

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Yours Truly | Abby Jimenez
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Another solid one from Jimenez! A horrific first impression leads to an unlikely, intense friendship among two doctors, ignited by notes. Anxiety is a big topic; very relatable for many. Over all, this is a very sweet and selfless take on fake dating with a bit of workplace forced proximity. I‘m always impressed when overplayed tropes are done well. Perhaps a bit unrealistic at times, but I‘ll allow it. Very enjoyable!

fredthemoose I just read and liked Just for the Summer and it left me wanting to check out her other books! 6d
britt_brooke @fredthemoose That‘s exactly what I did! Just for the Sumner was my first of hers. Working through her backlist now and loving it! 6d
CBee “But I‘ll allow it” 😂😂😂 6d
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Freida McFadden is perfect poolside reading. That‘s my hubs in the hat. 🩷 Our boys are swimming!

kspenmoll It‘s summer!!! 1w
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Part of Your World | Abby Jimenez
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alexis is deep in dealing with the remnants of an emotionally abusive relationship, then meets Daniel accidentally. Of course he runs a B&B in a quaint town. Of course he builds furniture. Of course he‘s the mayor. But I was down for this opposites attract situation. Beyond the Hallmark-ish vibes were the very real issues of age, social, and economic gaps, and familial expectations. Super enjoyable! Jimenez has become a must-read for me.

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Death Valley | Melissa Broder
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Broder is a gloriously odd one to predict! Loved Milk Fed; very much did not The Pisces. So, this could‘ve gone either way. An unnamed writer seeks temporary solace at a Best Western in the California high desert. A fever dream of anticipatory grief
and subjective reality ensues. Delightfully weird, funny, and moving.

BarbaraBB Great review 1w
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Thank you! 🩷 1w
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Translation: “I‘m not like a regular mom, I‘m a cool mom.” 😂

vivastory 😂 😂 (Also: “A treat for hump day shall I make ye four“ LOL) 2w
LeahBergen 🤣🤣 2w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I read Doescher‘s Shakespeare “Clueless” Elizabethan makeover a few years ago, and loved every moment. It‘s my fave movie of all time so zero prep needed. I did, however, need to rewatch “Mean Girls” before this, and I‘m so glad I did. Doescher is funny and incredibly clever. I really enjoyed this “retelling” whilst picturing the brilliant film cast in my mind. Fans must read! #coverlove

vivastory I have enjoyed his Star Wars retellings in the same style 2w
kspenmoll These sound like fun! 2w
britt_brooke @vivastory He‘s so clever! 2w
britt_brooke @kspenmoll Very! 😂 2w
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The Grace Year | Kim Liggett
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A dystopian future, or perhaps present, where young women are chattel. Not exactly earth-shattering. The “Grace Year” drops 16 year girls in the wilderness vs poachers, and one another, for a weird Handmaid‘s-Hunger-Games situation. Parts were thoughtful and clever, but overall, it just seemed like none of these people were the smartest. A solid #bookclub selection; I look forward to discussing!

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Hannibal Rising | Thomas Harris
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⭐️⭐️ Far-fetched, and at times, gruesome backstory on Lecter. Thank the gods it was shorter than Hannibal, but still not a great read. That the first two books were utterly brilliant and that the last two were so not is truly disappointing.

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⭐️⭐️ This is no where near the level of Red Dragon nor Silence of the Lambs. Shockingly boring and waaay too long. Felt very forced, and a blatant attempt to capitalize on the success of the Lambs film.

BarbaraBB Exactly! Both others were so good yet this one… 👎🏽 2w
vivastory Are you a fan of the show w/ Mads Mikkelsen? 2w
britt_brooke @vivastory I haven‘t watched. Not sure I can. Weirdly, I can read creepy things, but a chicken when it comes to watching them on screen. 2w
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britt_brooke @BarbaraBB This and the 4th were very disappointing. 2w
BarbaraBB I haven‘t read the fourth because of the third 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2w
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Good decision! 2w
vivastory I love the show but I completely understand! I like the control & distancing that written narratives offers vs tv series & movies. 2w
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The Silence of the Lambs | Thomas Harris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FBI trainee Clarice Starling is tasked with interviewing Dr. Hannibal Lecter in hopes that he can assist in catching an active serial murderer. Gratefully, I‘ve never seen the film, so I was able to create this in my head, and it was disturbingly brilliant.

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The Guncle Abroad | Steven Rowley
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Very cute, if predictable, follow up to The Guncle. A few years have passed with Grant and Maisie entering entirely new phases of adolescence. Their dad is on the verge of remarrying a woman of which they are not too keen. GUP is there for the kids just as he was when their mom was sick.

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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ After recently reading Mindhunter, I had to finally try this fictionalization of famous FBI profiler John Douglas. Book one in the Hannibal series, this follows the Tooth Fairy / Red Dragon murders. Imprisoned Dr. Lecter helps detectives catch the serial killer. Sort of. Backstory and development are disturbingly excellent. Lecter is an incredible side character. So creepy.

BarbaraBB I remember this one. So creepy indeed!! 3w
LeahBergen I read this so many years ago that I could read it again! 3w
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I just read all the Hannibal books. The first two are outstanding! More reviews to come. I‘m so behind. Have you seen the films? I‘m not sure if I can watch them. 🫣 3w
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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On this day 8 years ago, I met the Ignatius J. Reilly statue in front of the former DH Holmes department store in New Orleans. Our first, and somehow only, trip to this very hot and humid, incredible city. I want to go back! 🎷📿

julesG Ignatius seems a bit overdressed for the weather. 🤣🤣 3w
britt_brooke @julesG Slightly! 😂 3w
vivastory So awesome 👏 2w
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Real Americans | Rachel Khong
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Poolside reading might be my favorite!

#BOTM

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ If you don‘t follow The Holderness Family on socials, you should! Their videos are so witty and smart. Penn, the dad, was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, and it was obvs life-changing to finally understand himself. Though they are not experts, this is informative in general, but especially in how it relates to their family; the daily challenges and the incredible positives. Narrated by Penn and Kim, I def recommend audio.

eskoch28 I was diagnosed at 31 and boy did that clear a lot of my life up 😂 I'll definitely check this out! 1mo
britt_brooke @eskoch28 Finally knowing, and understanding, to be so eye-opening! 🩷 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Funny and irreverent. I thoroughly enjoy Jacobs‘s lifestyle experiments. If you haven‘t read The Year of Living Biblically, or any of his others, you‘re missing out on some legit good points, but also general hilarity and embarrassment at his expense. Bless his patient family! PS. His quill-written letter to Majorie Taylor Greene regarding her constitutional originalism is hysterical.

TieDyeDude I saw a profile on him on CBS Sunday Morning. This sounds ridiculous and great! 1mo
britt_brooke @TieDyeDude Very ridiculous! 😄 1mo
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Kurt Vonnegut: Letters | Kurt Vonnegut
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Broke out my #Vonnegut pint glass. Best gift ever from @HeatherBookNerd 🩶 It‘s a beautiful evening in Tennessee, and the cicadas are calm (for now).

#dogsoflitsy

HeatherBookNerd And look at your beautiful dog. Looks like a nice evening. 1mo
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd Zero complaints! 1mo
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Cathythoughts Looks lovely and relaxing 🐶 1mo
TieDyeDude Cheers! 🍻 1mo
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James: A Novel | Percival Everett
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An imaginative retelling of Huck Finn, told through Jim‘s eyes, in his voice. Everett did Twain justice with this creative homage to the classic adventure story. Clever, funny, and beautifully written. Not surprised it was a Pulitzer finalist! This was my first experience with this author. Very much looking forward to his backlist.

BarbaraBB You‘ll love it! 1mo
Hooked_on_books The Trees was my first and convinced me the man is a genius. I‘ve now read 5 more (including this one) and he‘s just so good. 1mo
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britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books So good to hear! 1mo
sblbooks My library hold just came in. I'm looking forward to reading this one for camp litsy. 1mo
britt_brooke @sblbooks Hope you enjoy! 1mo
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The Demon Next Door | Bryan Burrough
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Heard about Daniel Lee Corwin on a podcast, so I found this quick listen, free with my Audible subscription. I‘ve already said this recently, but the number of serial murderers in this country‘s history is bonkers. The Texas prison system failed spectacularly by releasing him early after he was sentenced appropriately for rape and attempted murder. Of course, he killed again. Idiots.

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Monster: My True Story | Aileen Wuornos, Christopher Berry-Dee
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ One of the worst, and honestly creepiest, covers I‘ve ever seen. Been reading about this broad topic a lot lately, and never knew Aileen‘s story beyond the sex worker piece, so it was time. Her tumultuous upbringing was truly horrific, giving her zero chance at a stable adulthood. Still not an excuse for murdering 7 men. I could buy self defense once, maybe twice, but every time? Honey, please. Unsurprisingly, Wuornos had many diagnoses.

bookaholic1 The movie is good too 1mo
britt_brooke @bookaholic1 I‘ve never seen it, but may have to watch finally. 1mo
bookaholic1 They did a good job with the movie and the model that played her 1mo
Hooked_on_books That cover is disturbingly brilliant. 1mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books 😂 It really is! 1mo
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Just for the Summer | Abby Jimenez
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really enjoyed this, my first Abby Jimenez! Loved the silly dating “curses” and the “Toilet King” detail. Funny and serious and cute. The unstable family part was a bit much, but felt kind of real, and was a necessary part of the background and story, so I get it. Looking forward to reading the other #PartofYourWorld books!

ShananigansReads You are in for a good ride. Enjoy! 1mo
wanderinglynn Love her books. ❤️ 1mo
ItsAnotherJen Def one of my go-to authors now. I haven't read this one yet 1mo
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn @ItsAnotherJen Excited to read more from her! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ One more about Israel Keyes. It‘s a weird need to be a pseudo expert sometimes, not this would ever be a normal topic of conversation. I‘ve had enough now. This guy was the worst kind of monster. Thankful he was caught before inflicting even more suffering and death. That he had a daughter blows my mind. Even being a father couldn‘t save his disgusting deviant behavior.

KathyWheeler I have the weird need too — with me, it‘s white supremacy movements, so I have a lot of books about the KKK and other groups. Not a topic that comes up much in conversation. 😄 Before that, it was serial killers; I don‘t know anything about Israel Keyes though. I‘ll have to read this. (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler It‘s that desire to become an expert. Definitely think it‘s a personality thing. The need to not feel dumb should the occasion for these very specific conversations arise. 😂 1mo
LeahBergen I do these exact sort of deep dives, too. 😆 1mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen 😂 Sweet validation! 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ FBI Profiler John Douglas takes us inside the Bureau‘s elite serial crime unit. For years, he meticulously studied serial criminals with the intent to understand motive, MO, signature, and other dark behaviors. “To understand the ‘artist,‘ you must study his ‘art.‘” Perhaps a morbid way to state it, but yeah. Douglas goes into immense detail of several crimes and criminals. A brilliant dude. Maybe one day I‘ll watch the Netflix series.

LeahBergen The Netflix series is so well done (especially the casting for each serial killer)! 1mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I need to give it a try! I think we canceled Netflix recently. I hope not! 1mo
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Sociopath: A Memoir | Patric Gagne
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sociopathy doesn‘t just apply to criminals. Seems obvious now, but I‘d never given it much thought. Dr. Patric Gagne (pseudonym) sets out to destigmatize this diagnosis, explaining what it was like to discover her disorder, and to learn how to navigate the challenges. I‘ve seen people stating inconsistencies and questioning the authenticity, which honestly kind of tracks, but what do I know? Well-written and eye opening, regardless.

Hooked_on_books Looks like her mom cut her bangs, like mine did. 😂 Unfortunately, mine would notice they were uneven and keep trying to even them out, so I would end up with them halfway up my forehead! 1mo
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Monster: My True Story | Aileen Wuornos, Christopher Berry-Dee
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Cool, but also kind of gross. The cicadas are becoming more prevalent each day in Middle Tennessee. #audiowalk

AlaMich I live in Chicago which is sort of ground zero and I personally haven‘t seen any yet. 2mo
IuliaC Beautiful! 2mo
SamAnne Very cool! 2mo
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dabbe 😱😱😱 2mo
AmyG I have been hearing about them. 😬 2mo
Meshell1313 Nightmare fuel. 2mo
JenReadsAlot Yikes! 2mo
britt_brooke @AlaMich I‘ve seen a few in our driveway the last few days but nothing too crazy. My husband told me to check the trees while walking the dog and holy cow. Starting today, too, we can hear them at our house and it‘s loud! 2mo
britt_brooke @IuliaC @SamAnne Agree! I‘m fascinated. 2mo
britt_brooke @dabbe @Meshell1313 @JenReadsAlot @AmyG I‘m torn between fascination and yikes! It‘s supposed to get really wild soon. Like 1M per acre or something. I‘m not ready for all that. (edited) 2mo
dabbe @britt_brooke I think I would keel over and die. 😂 2mo
AlaMich They‘re sort of entertaining because they are slow and clumsy fliers, and they are deafening!! 2mo
Suet624 That must be wild! 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 I hear it‘s supposed to get pretty crazy the next couple of weeks, like to the point of not wanting to go outside. 🫣 1mo
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Hooked_on_books They‘re enormous! 🫣 I‘m a little horrified! 1mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Yeah, some of them are pretty big, some are small. I‘m not looking forward to when they‘re out full force. 1mo
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Funny Story | Emily Henry
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The title and premise are clever and full circle without being too cheesy. It‘s gotta be hard to pull off romance tropes in a unique way, but Henry absolutely delivers: a fun story, likable characters, and trademark humor. Fake dating, forced proximity, whatever. Yes. Do it all. It works so well. This hit me at the perfect time (a departure from my true crime binge). Her best yet, IMO.

mrsmarch This is the second time I‘ve seen someone say this is her best. Better than Book Lovers even?! 2mo
britt_brooke @mrsmarch IMO, yes, but I loved that one, too! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It‘s disturbing how many serial killers have existed in this country. Anchorage-based Israel Keyes was a real piece of shit, obviously: bank robber, rapist, murderer. I‘m not upset to speak of him in the past tense. Interesting tidbit is that he was born Fundamentalist LDS then his folks joined a white supremacy cult, so there‘s a bit of unpacking to be done in the nature/nurture conversation.

Christine This was already on my mental TBR, but every word of your review has bumped it up higher! 2mo
Texreader Wow! Quite the review!! Already on my tbr. 2mo
LeahBergen I thought this one was really well done, too. 2mo
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britt_brooke @Texreader Thank you! 2mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Very! (This seems to be my year of serial killers. Not sure why that‘s happened. 🫣) 2mo
Amandakay I just listened to an entire podcast series about him. Monster. 2mo
britt_brooke @Amandakay I‘ll have to look for that - thanks! 2mo
ericarobynreads Oooh I have this one but haven‘t read it yet! I need to get to this soon!! 2mo
Suet624 Hmmm... I think he was in Vermont at some point. Can't remember the details but I believe he killed a husband and wife. 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 Yes, you are correct. 2mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler This one is good, too. It was the first one I read about Keyes. A bit of white supremacy overlap regarding his upbringing. (edited) 1mo
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Saga Volume 11 | Brian K. Vaughan
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alana struggles. The war rages on. Hazel‘s narration is incredible as always and the artwork draws you wholly into the story. So timely, so vibrant.

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ “The world changes for men, Francis. For women, it stays pretty much the same.” Grandma dropping knowledge. Army Nurse 2LT Frankie and her boys (patients) demanded my attention. These portions were gut-wrenching and genuine. Remembrance matters. Liked the friendships, too. The rest of the devastation and heartache were too much, too predictable. Conclusion: Romantic/romanticized war stories are super corny. Kristin Hannah is not for me.

Prairiegirl_reading Yes to remembrance matters!! Kristin Hannah is not for me either. I have been holding out on this one because I know she‘s not for me but I‘ve been wavering a bit with all the good reviews. Thanks for yours!! I know I‘ve been right to stay away!! 2mo
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading The hype got me. The only other book of hers I‘ve read is The Nightingale and I felt the same. I appreciate that she brings these stories attention, but I‘m more interested in who they are based on. This one is inspired by Dianne Carlson Evan‘s “Healing Wounds,” so I plan to read that sometime. (edited) 2mo
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading Also, happy to provide a helpful review! 🩶 2mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig I used to be in a Book Club that constantly wanted to read her. After Covid/Lockdowns I never went back. The Nightingale was the only one of her books I could stand. The one that really did me in was The Winter Garden. It was like a very maudlin Hallmark movie.
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Prairiegirl_reading The only one I read was Firefly Lane and it‘s pretty high on my most hated list. 2mo
Kitta @Crinoline_Laphroaig I am skipping the Women but am interested in reading the Nightingale (mainly because I have a nightingale tattoo after the Oscar Wilde short story and I wonder if people will think it‘s after this Nightingale story. Also, I want to see what the hype is all about). Glad to hear you thought it was a bit better! 2mo
britt_brooke @Crinoline_Laphroaig “Maudlin Hallmark movie” seems to be her vibe. Well put! 2mo
slategreyskies @Crinoline_Laphroaig a maudlin Hallmark movie!? Okay, that made me laugh! 🤣 2mo
JenP @Crinoline_Laphroaig your comment made me laugh. I dropped out of my town book club bc we read one of her books and everyone but me loved it and people kept wanting to read more too. Maudlin hallmark movie 😂 yes!!! 2mo
Suet624 I'm so glad we had a similar opinion of this book. 2mo
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Headshot: A Novel | Rita Bullwinkel
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Bodies are weird things to live in.” Indeed they are. This slim novel about teen female boxing was a bit less developed than I‘d hoped, but stylistically, the snippets ended up working well. The incessant firstname lastname repetition started driving me mad by the halfway mark, though.

#coverlove

squirrelbrain I had high hopes for this one, but maybe not. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
britt_brooke @squirrelbrain Still give it a try! It‘s not bad, just not maybe what I expected. Would be curious to hear what you think! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️ Oof. I appreciate Rule‘s attention to detail, and the recreated dialogue, but this book was so much longer than necessary. Took me forever to complete. And the subject matter - Pat Taylor (plus her various other monickers) - was not even that interesting. Too much true crime lately has me oddly desensitized in my reading, I guess.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In her third book, linguist Amanda Montell dives into the irrational human mind: cognitive biases, magical thinking, anxiety, imposter syndrome, and more. Informative, smart, and witty, this is precisely how I like to expand my mind and learn about human behaviors. Not only a must-read author for me, but a must-buy as well. If you haven‘t listened to her pod, Sounds Like a Cult, you 100% should!

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Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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⭐️⭐️ Body horror romance? I‘m not sure what provoked me to choose this as my BOTM. The pretty cover? Idk, but I have major regrets. Vigilantes who hunt and kill serial killers, but who themselves are also serial killers. So dumb. That said, I liked the characters well enough, but maggots should never be present in the opening scene. I repeat: Don‘t set the tone with maggots. Barf. Why did I read this?!

britt_brooke @dabbe Haha, exactly!! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An artistic attempt to reconcile the shift in society during the pandemic through current day. During Covid, Naomi Klein was often confused with Naomi Wolf, who devolved into quite a conspiracy theorist. Klein, obvs was not thrilled by this. Interesting, but an odd choice to lean so hard on the “Naomi Mirroring” when it was but a small piece. Props to marketing genius, I guess.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Was not previously familiar with this lunatic, but his journalist daughter recently interviewed Gypsy Rose Blanchard prior to her release. I read the transcript, and the serial killer father was mentioned in passing. Anyway, I started researching and found this short bio. Long-haul trucker Keith Hunter Jespersen got cocky and got caught, thankfully.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️ A nonfiction companion to Before We Were Yours. Due to the awareness Wingate‘s novel brought upon the Tennessee Children‘s Home Society, many people realized their family secrets and truths, deciding to further dig. Christie follows 15 stories documenting various instances of reuniting, both positive and negative. A very emotional, but ultimately uplifting read.

Deblovestoread I did not know about this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention! 2mo
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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I own the most copies of Dunces. Frankenstein and The Catcher in the Rye are close, though! #SundayFunday

vivastory I was listening to an episode of Reading Glasses & one of the hosts said that they were at a party at a celebrity's home & this person had a whole bookcase of CoD. They wouldn't say who it was...I'm guessing maybe Nick Offerman 2mo
LeahBergen @vivastory That‘s a good guess! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen And an oh so cool phone! 2mo
BookmarkTavern What a fun stack! Thanks for sharing! 2mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Thank you! It belonged to my grandma. I love it so much! 2mo
britt_brooke @BookmarkTavern Thanks for a fun prompt! 🩶 2mo
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Gorgeous 5 mile #audiowalk today! ☀️

AshleyHoss820 The colors!! 😍 2mo
kspenmoll Beautiful! 2mo
Soubhiville Wow! 🤩 2mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Suet624 So beautiful 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ The fictionalization of a real-life villain and the adoption atrocities she committed. Georgia Tann, of the Tennessee Children's Home Society, stole children from the impoverished and sold them to wealthy folks who could not conceive. I‘m over dual timeline historical fiction, otherwise this was a solid #bookclub selection. Now, off to find a nonfiction account.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Written by the journalist son of Detective Tom Jensen, this graphic novelization of the Green River Killer case, and his father‘s part, is a bit of an odd endeavor, but thoughtfully created. Out of print, purchase second-hand, and well worth the $30. This completed my brief deep dive into this case (enneagram 5 #iykyk). Fuck you, Gary Ridgway.

vivastory I almost picked up that B&N tote the other day. Glad you liked this one 2mo
britt_brooke @vivastory I bought it at our B&N on its last days in business. 😩 But it‘s my new favorite bag! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Holly Jackson is so good at creating fiction that reads like true crime. Rachel Price went missing years ago. Now her family, desperate for money, is participating in a documentary about her disappearance. Suddenly, as the title implies, she reappears. Now her daughter Bel is trying to piece together what happened. A bit of a wild ride, but so much more than your average thriller. I couldn‘t stop listening!

Dragon Sounds interesting, stacking ❤️🐉 2mo
britt_brooke @Dragon Hope you enjoy! 2mo
Dragon Thanks 🙏 💚🐉 2mo
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Love That Dog | Sharon Creech
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cry-cry-crying. I read this on the recommendation of both of my boys. Super cute and clever, but so dang sad.

#dogsoflitsy #raisingreaders

Daisey It‘s so good! I love many of Sharon Creech‘s books. 2mo
britt_brooke @Daisey I need to check out more! 2mo
Soubhiville Look at your sweet pup! 🐶🩷 2mo
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TheBookHippie It‘s a favourite. 2mo
mrp27 I enjoyed this one too! 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
Hooked_on_books Nothing like a sleepy puppy pic! 🩵🐶 2mo
batsy His sweet little sleepy face! 2mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books @batsy The school car rider line is one of his fave snooze spots. 🙂💤 2mo
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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My boy loved our greenway walk this morning! We usually walk in our neighborhood, so he digs a little change of pace.

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

LeahBergen The bottom photo! He‘s blissed out. 😆 2mo
Princess-Kingofkings Ooh, he is handsome! 2mo
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daena Ahhh. That face, so sweet. 2mo
AlaMich What a sweetie pie! 2mo
ericarobynreads Oh my gosh 🥰😍 2mo
Ruthiella ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 2mo
dabbe He has definitely found his bliss. 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
britt_brooke @Princess-Kingofkings @daena @AlaMich @ericarobynreads @Ruthiella @dabbe Thanks, all! He‘s my sweet goofball best buddy. 🐾 2mo
Gissy 🐶 🤎 🤎🤎 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚 🐶 2mo
rubyslippersreads What a lovely smile! 🐶 2mo
batsy What a gorgeous place and dog 😁 He's so happy in the second one, I can't 💚 2mo
britt_brooke @batsy Thank you! He‘s my precious baby. 🩶🐾 And this spot is right by our library, too! 2mo
NatalieR Adorable fur baby! ❤️🐾 Beautiful place for a walk! 😎 2mo
britt_brooke @NatalieR Thank you! 🩶🐾 We‘re lucky it‘s close by! 2mo
lazydaizee Lovely photos. 2mo
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Butcher and Blackbird | Brynne Weaver
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Grabbing a few chapters at soccer practice. This book is a hot mess.

TheBookgeekFrau I love your book blanket! 😍 2mo
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Headshot: A Novel | Rita Bullwinkel
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Started a new book during my boys‘ soccer training. It‘s a chilly, windy day, but the park is beautiful!

#audiowalk

tpixie Great bridge 💚 3mo
dabbe 🤩💚🤩 3mo
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Released: Conversations on the Eve of Freedom | Melissa Moore, Gypsy-Rose Blanchard, Michele Matrisciani
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⭐️⭐️ Phone conversations between Gypsy-Rose and journalist Melissa Moore, whose father, weirdly enough, is a serial killer (I will obvs be going down that rabbit hole soon). Anyway, this was the worst quality ebook I‘ve ever read. I bet, in total, about 20 pages wouldn‘t load. I just kept going as I got the gist. Still annoying. Looking forward to Gypsy‘s actual memoir which she mentions here, but I can‘t find a pub date yet.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An intimate portrait of RuPaul‘s life, but I wanted a higher page count! It‘s not his first book, so maybe I‘ll check the backlist. Regardless, Ru shares his story how he pleases, and I respect that. It‘s thoughtful, raw, honest, and undeniably entertaining. Perfect cover; fabulous narration.

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Blue Lock 11 | Yusuke Nomura
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11 year old: Mom, come here. Is this grammatically correct?

Me: Oh yeah, that‘s the past tense of shit.

11 year old: *dies laughing*

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MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 3mo
vivastory 😂 😂 3mo
CBee My 11 year old is very concerned with swear words, so I would‘ve said to him, it‘s the past tense of the “s” word 😂😂😂 3mo
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britt_brooke @CBee I have a terrible mouth. 😆 3mo
Leftcoastzen 👏😂 3mo
Bette Hilarious 😂 3mo
Awk_Word_Smith As a New Yorker, I have been shat on by a pigeon. I loathe those little flying rats! 3mo
CBee @britt_brooke I used to 😂😂 But he‘s like the swear police over here 🫢 3mo
batsy That's so cute 😆 3mo
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