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cathysaid

Joined November 2016

Book addict. www.goodreads.com/cathysaid
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Elevator Pitch | Linwood Barclay
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Thank you @Hooked_on_books ! You brightened my Monday considerably 💕 I‘m excited for this new-to-me author. I‘ll post my thoughts when I finish. Thank you again for your kindness. #bookmail #lovelylittens

Andrew65 Love Linwood Barclay, enjoy the book. 8h
Hooked_on_books You‘re welcome! Hope you like it! 8h
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Mom‘s a defense lawyer, dad‘s a pastor, and teen is a budding sociopath. Told from those three points of view. Throw in a few jacked up secondary characters and simmer with distrust and betrayal, and the result is an interesting if somewhat predictable stew with the main ingredient being murder. 3/5 ⭐️

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🙋‍♀️ Anyone else? #uncomfortabletruths

LauraJ Unfortunately, yes. 4d
Hooked_on_books 🙋🏼‍♀️ 4d
cathysaid @LauraJ @Hooked_on_books It‘s not that I don‘t experience such bonds, but they are quite rare. I‘m more of an “on-the-outside-looking-in” person, a bit removed. But in my late forties, I‘m quite okay with this. Certainly doesn‘t mean I don‘t care, but that I don‘t over-extend...if that makes sense. 🤷‍♀️ 3d
Hooked_on_books Makes total sense. I‘m mid-40s and at peace with who I am, but when I was younger (teens and twenties), I felt left out a lot. You also have to wonder what people who seem to have those bonds see when they look at us. Maybe some other kind of envy? Who knows. 3d
Trashcanman @Hooked_on_books Disjointed, disconnected,view from a far and speak at an arms length away. My other hand has a cocktail. 3d
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1. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Such a gorgeous, lyrical writing style ❤️
2. How do you continue to maintain hope when so often faced with the hopeless?
3. I‘m too scared to count 😱

@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

ljuliel What a perfect dinner guest, and what an honor it‘d be to meet him. I‘m glad I was alive ( although a kid) when he was here as such an inspiration. 6d
Eggs Thanks for joining in! MLK! Great choice👍🏼 6d
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Current situation. There‘s a book under all that cat. #catsoflitsy

Tamra 😹 1w
Lindy 😂 1w
TNbookworm 😻😹 1w
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A new novel is coming!!! More happy dancing!! 🕺 💃

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Look what‘s coming!

**insert happy dance💃**

LauraJ 💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 2w
Soubhiville Oh wow! That‘s exciting. 2w
Hooked_on_books 😲🤯🥳💃🏼🎉 2w
cathysaid @LauraJ @Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books Right? I LOVED Homegoing. Can't wait! 2w
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“This house...it won‘t let her leave.”

Rainy day TV and knitting with my favorite Edgar Allen Poe ❤️

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The People Awards | Lily Murray
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REPOST @LibrarianRyan
Hello Everyone,
October is almost at an end. That means awards season is gearing up and before this years #LitsyAwards I want to get some feedback from all of you.
It would be ever so lovely if new and longtime Littens would be willing to fill out this survey to help make this years Litsy awards the best ever!

https://forms.gle/SKXY4VPPFgQLqiwFA

Please help spread the word by reposting. Official nominations start Dec 1.

LibrarianRyan Thanks. 3w
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Someone on Litsy turned me on to this series. I can‘t remember who you are...but thank you! Loving it. Irish detective with a dry wit...and lots of grit. #crime

marleed I love the title! 3w
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An Unwanted Guest | Shari Lapena
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So you know the Geico commercial where the stupid kids are debating how to escape a killer and finally one says, “Why don‘t we just get in the running car?!?!?” But instead they hide behind the chainsaws. That‘s the plot of Lapena‘s story in a nutshell. A fast read, lots of head shaking moments, and I either WANTED the characters to die or said “seriously???” multiple times as I turned the pages. Just not for me!

LeahBergen 😂😂 3w
MicheleinPhilly UNSTACKED! 3w
cathysaid @LeahBergen Just can‘t get that out of my head: “Why can‘t we just get in the running caaarrrr?” 3w
cathysaid @MicheleinPhilly To be fair, there were the occasional interesting moments. But overall...nah. 3w
LeahBergen I laugh every time she says that! 😆 3w
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Just finished watching and in the final credits, who do I see but “Executive Producer Michael Chabon” (among others)! I now have mad respect for not only his writing but his part in this amazing production. If you can handle the subject matter, then I can‘t recommend this series enough. #triggerwarning #netflix

Link to the Pulitzer Prize winning article:
https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story

Slajaunie 😧 3w
Kalalalatja I can highly recommend the book, too 3w
MicheleinPhilly I haven‘t been able to get through the first episode. I really want to watch it but I need to be in the right head space. That first episode was awful. 😔 3w
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cathysaid @Kalalalatja Stacking! 3w
cathysaid @MicheleinPhilly I had to look away several times in the first episode. The following episodes are less visually graphic as the focus is on the investigation. Definitely don‘t try to watch if it‘s a trigger. Maybe read the book @Kalalalatja mentions above? 3w
melbeautyandbooks This series was really well done. 3w
cathysaid @melbeautyandbooks It was. Perfect casting. 3w
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Broken Glass | Alexander Hartung
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A Kindle First Reads pick this month, this translation from the German includes a disgraced cop, the requisite murder, police-on-the-take and one seriously disturbing family secret. A few too many red herrings but otherwise, quite good. A Kindle editor compares this to Jo Nesbo's “Harry Hole“ series. I look forward to more from this author as this is supposed to be the first in a series. #mystery #Kindle #KindleFirstReads #translation

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Nothing Ventured | Jeffrey Archer
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A solid first in a new series by Jeffrey Archer, following a character we were introduced to in the Clifton Chronicles. Family drama + courtroom drama combine to create a fast, entertaining, can't-put-down read (or listen...in my case). I really enjoyed the Clifton series by Archer on audio, so I can't wait for the next in this series. #series

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The Haunted House | Charles Dickens
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This story from The Bitter Southerner is bone chilling. Enjoy. 😱

“The old and sturdy house, set on rolling pastureland alongside a placid river, appeared safe and calm. It was not. Nannie, and the land around her, was thoroughly haunted. In less than a year we would break the lease, perform a binding ritual, and leave.”

https://bittersoutherner.com/we-salted-nannie-southern-ghost-story

Erinreadsthebooks I love The Bitter Southerner 💚 1mo
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Dead Funny | Tom Holt
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🤣🤣 I actually laughed out loud. 1mo
CarolynM So cute! 1mo
Hooked_on_books Could those two be cuter?!? 1mo
cathysaid @CarolynM @Hooked_on_books Aren‘t they hilariously adorable? 1mo
cathysaid @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Saw this a few days ago scrolling through FB after I went to bed. Woke the husband up laughing so hard. 1mo
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1. My Brilliant Friend (aka Neopolitan) series by Elena Ferrante
2. House. Because...Hugh Laurie 😍
3. Not since ‘93
4. Italian tonight for my birthday 🎉
5. Rarely

#friyayintro

Can‘t tag people for some reason?

Trashcanman Happy birthday to my bad ass, snarky wise sister from another mister! https://youtu.be/jY1rqtWQwbs 1mo
Texreader Happy birthday!!! 🎁🎈🎂🎊🎉 1mo
Balibee146 Happy Birthday 🎂🎉🍰🎁🎈 1mo
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Librarybelle Happy Birthday! 1mo
Slajaunie Happy Birthday! 🎁🎂🎈🎉 1mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 1mo
cathysaid But I can tag in comments? Strange... @jesshowbooks 1mo
cathysaid @Trashcanman Crying cause I‘m laughing so hard. You get me!!! “Out of the 367 days of the year, my favorite....” BWAHAHAHA. 1mo
cathysaid @Texreader @Balibee146 @Librarybelle @slajaunie @rohit-sawant Thanks for the kind wishes everyone! I will toast you all with my Tiramisu 😆 1mo
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My updated reading nook with new chair and chaise (well...the new furniture is in the living room so my reading nook got a facelift with the old furniture). Much more comfy ❤️

(Photobombing courtesy of Felix)

megnews Ooh...love that chair 1mo
Sace What a bright, cheerful space! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Cosy. Love it. 1mo
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Eggs Love love love 💕 1mo
JackOBotts Beautiful space! Enjoy, enjoy! 1mo
marleed Pretty! 1mo
Soubhiville That‘s so nice! It looks like a very relaxing space 🤗 1mo
Tanisha_A Loooove that chair 1mo
Itchyfeetreader Love this 1mo
cathysaid @megnews @Tanisha_A Thanks! Got it a few years ago at American Signature 1mo
cathysaid @Sace @erzascarletbookgasm @Eggs @JackOBotts @marleed @Soubhiville @itchyfeetreader Thanks everyone! I was inspired by all the lovely pics I see here. 💕 1mo
BarbaraBB It looks absolutely perfect! 1mo
Ddzmini Love it 🙌🏽📖😋 1mo
TheSpineView Wonderful! 🧡📖 1mo
Lauram I see kitty eyeing the reading chair. 😁 (edited) 1mo
cathysaid @Lauram oh yes...he‘s probably determining whether it has enough cat hair for today. 1mo
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A Beautiful Blue Death | Charles Finch
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Take my advice and skip it. Mind numbing.

ljuliel You get the 🌟✨GOLD STAR AWARD ✨🌟 for best review of the day. 😂. Sorry you didn‘t like it. 1mo
cathysaid @ljuliel 😆😆 It had potential but just never made it. 1mo
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Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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Wow. Okay. Alrighty then. So that happened. And then I slept with the light on.

This novel seemed to be a mash up of The Shining and The Omen (with a dash of The Exorcist as well). Don‘t want to give much away, but demonic possession is the main theme in this one. And Ahlborn knows just how much detail to include without going over the top. Disturbing, atmospheric and graphic. 4/5 ⭐️

LeahBergen Eek! 1mo
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Seed | Ania Ahlborn
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I'm not normally a holiday celebration kinda gal, but seeing all the Halloween scary-ish posts have made me want to read something spooky/scary. I've seen several of you post about this one in the last two weeks ( @TheReadingMermaid @DGRachel @vivastory @reggie ), so I'm gonna try it. Several of this author's books are on a Kindle sale.

DGRachel Good luck! I hope you enjoy it. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid This is one of my new favorite horror authors ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Reggie I hope you like it. And if you like it and think you‘re ready for next level horror read her book Brother. That one was ughhhh-mazing!!!!! 1mo
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cathysaid @Reggie @TheReadingMermaid @DGRachel I will let you all know 😱 1mo
vivastory Hope you love it! 1mo
Trashcanman Are ya back from sequestration? 1mo
cathysaid @Trashcanman Momentarily. Until I watch the news and decide that I hate humanity and crawl back in to my blanket fort. But for now...hi! 🙋‍♀️ 1mo
Trashcanman @cathysaid 😶 hello 1mo
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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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A grieving father and son move to a new house and a fresh start. An aging police detective regrets a notorious unsolved case. And now a child is missing. The fortuitous convergence of these factors leads to a level of creepiness that will keep you reading. Occasionally predictable but still a good showing. #crime #mystery #AlmostAThriler

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valeriegeary 😂 I may have done this once or twice....... 🙈 1mo
Eyelit 🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Soubhiville I have done this. Especially when tired. 1mo
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Hooked_on_books I‘ve done this and also ended up on one person‘s feed without realizing it, thinking, wow, they‘ve posted a lot today. 😆 1mo
cathysaid @valeriegeary @Eyelit @Soubhiville Aw...thanks for the validation/commiserations. I‘m in good company 🤪😁 1mo
cathysaid @Hooked_on_books Yes!! I‘ve done this one so much! 🙄 I‘d like to say it‘s not my norm but...keeping it real...happens all the time 🤣 1mo
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Classic Jewell. Lots of family drama and salacious secrets. A mother‘s inability to control her hoarding affects every member of the family as they grow and change over the years. Entertaining #audiobook brain candy. 3/5 ⭐️

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Together Tea | Marjan Kamali
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I‘m a born and bred Southern girl, but this tea was just too sweet for me. Characters felt flat, plot had potential but ended up being too predictable (too much romance for my taste) and the end tied everything up in a neat and tidy bow. 2.5/5 ⭐️

#toomuchsugar

Trashcanman Where you hiding at? 1mo
cathysaid @Trashcanman Shhhhh...you'll blow my cover!! I'm a VIP don'tcha know. 😂 I went on vacation and have been in a bit of a reading slump but I've come out of it now. Glad to see you're on the upswing. 1mo
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Sputnik Sweetheart | Haruki Murakami
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Another great Murakami ❤️ With most authors that wander into the supernatural, I have a real problem with suspension of disbelief (which is why I don‘t enjoy Fantasy or Sci-Fi). But with Murakami, he blends all aspects of his novels so masterfully, it‘s difficult to place the story into just one genre. Recommended. #murakami

(Part of the novel is set in Greece. I have nothing from Greece, so here‘s a painting from a street artist in Peru.) 🤪

Cathythoughts Sounds good & partly set in Greece 👍🏻💙stacked 2mo
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The Confessions of Nat Turner | William Clark Styron
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I collect older versions of Modern Library editions. Husband built me this table so I can display a few of the covers. He may not be a reader, but his hobbies sure benefit (read ‘enable‘) mine! ❤️😆

DivineDiana So nice! And a kind husband! Love your collection! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely idea! Great collection 👍 2mo
batsy That's wonderful! 😍 2mo
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Bookzombie So lovely! 2mo
Palimpsest Love it! 2mo
LeahBergen I love it! 😍 2mo
cathysaid @LeahBergen @Palimpsest @Bookzombie @batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @DivineDiana Thanks! I‘ll pass your compliments along. He‘ll be blushing... 2mo
mrp27 Love it! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks What a wonderful idea! And talented husband. 1mo
cathysaid @ValerieAndBooks @mrp27 Thanks! He‘s an enabler 🥰🤣 1mo
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Downtown Books and News | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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And I couldn‘t leave out my other favorite bookstore (tagged) in Asheville. #shopindie

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Malaprop's Bookstore & Cafe | Asheville, NC (Bookstore)
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My semi-annual trip to one of my favorite bookstores (tagged) happened this weekend! #shopindie #independentbookstore #bookstores

Some Europa, NYRB and Murakami. And a Yates I didn‘t know existed! 👏

Hope you all had as much success this weekend.

ValerieAndBooks Great haul! I‘ve learned to look at the bottom of spines for the logos of publishers I like 😊 2mo
ValerieAndBooks But of course titles and authors are important too! 2mo
cathysaid @ValerieAndBooks Yes! I tend towards publishers I like at out-of-town bookstores (no idea why). But still, occasionally I run across a Europa or NYRB I don‘t enjoy. It‘s a fine balance 😆 2mo
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Tamra Green with envy! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great haul! Love the nyrb and europa editions. 👍 2mo
cathysaid @erzascarletbookgasm @tamra Thanks! I am developing quite the addiction. 😳 2mo
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A #debut novel that includes murder, family skeletons, and a struggle to escape the trajectory of our heritage. Jamie Elders comes from a good-for-nothing family and it seems the deck is clearly stacked against her. But she claws and scratches in an attempt to escape, in spite of seemingly negative odds. Gritty and engaging with a refreshingly unique plot. Poignant, troubling characters. And Jamie...she‘ll stay with you. 💔 4/5 ⭐️

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Great #crime series. A British police procedural with grit, Louth introduces us to DCI Craig Gillard. A once married but now happily single Gillard is pulled into a missing person investigation. As he uncovers grisly details, this case turns into a murder. And to add more layers, it turns out the victim is a long ago love that once broke Gillard‘s heart. Twists and turns and just a good ‘ol crime read, as are the two following books in the series.

cathysaid Also, the third in the series ends with a great cliffhanger. 2mo
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What You Did | Claire McGowan
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Mehso-so

Pros: Fast paced, interesting plot, a few twists and turns, Kindle sale purchase

Cons: Tried too hard to be politically correct, characters not fully developed, unlikeable narrator

Trigger warning: sexual assault

#crime #failedtobeapsychologicalthriller

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I just read the excerpt. This sounds really good! Comes out on September 10.

https://apple.news/AojfXkI-_QsqtnaGJ9JE4kA

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Book hangover. Slump cured. Can‘t recommend this book highly enough. Three generations of Palestinian American women navigate the intersection of two very different cultures: one represents freedom and the other is little more than servitude, where Arab women are expected to marry and have children, largely separated from the world. But in this family, the women long for more. It‘s a tough read (violence against women) but oh so good. 5 ⭐️

Trashcanman But I'm a womanly man. That's actually mean to women. I'm an inhuman man. I fucked this all up. 2mo
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Reading outside while the husband plans a fire pit. Brief respite from the southern heat before it goes back to our normal mid-90s temps. Loving this book, too.

LauraBeth ATL is nice today! I should go do some much needed yard work but I don't wanna. 3mo
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The Power of Concentration | Theron Q. Dumont
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Guys...I‘ve only read one book in print this month. ONE. While I‘ve listened to several via audiobook on my commute, I‘ve only finished one in print. This has never happened. And I have several really good books going, books I would normally enjoy, but I simply. Can‘t. Focus. Can‘t concentrate. It‘s killing me!!! #RealLifeLitsy #LitsyConfessions

C.Perone I'm having the same problem 😕 3mo
cathysaid @C.Perone I‘m sorry. It‘s so frustrating! Seems like I‘m lacking oxygen! 3mo
C.Perone @cathysaid Extremely frustrating! Hopefully, for both of us, things get back to normal soon 🤞🤞 3mo
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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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So good. 4.5 ⭐️ Debut novel by Benz about resurrecting old ghosts to solve past mysteries, and setting is in The Mississippi Delta, where “place” becomes another character. “Inventive, gritty, and open hearted, The Gone Dead is an astonishing debut novel about race, justice, and memory that lays bare the long- concealed wounds of a family and a country.” (From AJC Book Festival website...Benz will be there this year!) #debut #decaturbookfestival

Trashcanman I want you to know I have mad respect for you and I care about you . You are a kind soul. Thank you for your support. Truly ,,🤗 3mo
cathysaid @Trashcanman Respect is something I truly value, so a sincere thank you, my friend. And even though we‘ve not met (YET) in person, I know you are there. For me. For others. You show up. You always return. And many days, I know from experience, that is one hell of an effort. Well done you. 3mo
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Underground Airlines | Ben Winters
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This could appear in any modern day editorial even though it was written over 100 years ago.

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While not at the level of achievement I see with the Masie Dobbs series (IMHO), still an entertaining British cozy. Unemployed former society girl looking for income successfully performs some family detective work. I‘m glad I listened on audio as I feel the narrator‘s voice lent a bit more interest, particularly since I rarely read/enjoy cozies (I like my #mystery with a bit more grit). But all in all, an enjoyable listen. 3/5 ⭐️

#audiobooks

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I love being the first to check out a new book from the library ❤️ #litsyloveslibraries

Chelsea.Poole Can't wait to see what you think. I've been debating this one myself! 3mo
cathysaid @Chelsea.Poole Starting today! I'll let you know. 3mo
cathysaid 😂 😂@Trashcanman 😂 3mo
Mdargusch I just bought this at Costco - I hadn‘t heard of it. 3mo
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California: A Novel | Edan Lepucki
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📚California by Edan Lepucki - Post-apocalyptic novel set in California that examines how such an event affects relationships (and I highly recommend). What I remember most is reading about the characters' survival. Also, that it would take a post-apocalyptic event to make me sleep in a tent.

🎬Friday the 13th

🎵Camp Granada (“Hello Mudder, hello fadder...here I am in...Camp Granada“) https://youtu.be/2gtDhSA6W_E

#manicmonday @joscho

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🤣🤣🤣🤣

via Bookstr.com

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Isn‘t this lovely? I bought it to mark the current page of my calendar at work...to brighten my day each morning when take it out to open it and I see this. Thank you @Bookartbookmarks ! #bookmarks

Hufflepuffle That is gorgeous 😍 3mo
Eyelit That is pretty amazing! 3mo
cathysaid @Hufflepuffle @Eyelit Go look at her other ones! I think I showed remarkable restraint by only ordering one...for now 😬 3mo
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No Place Like Home | Rebecca Muddiman
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The main character in the first 2/3 of this book made me slightly homicidal, but the last third finally got better. Perhaps I‘m just over the weak, unreliable narrator shtick or I was just a bit grumpy when I listened to it, but I‘ve got to stay away from such books for a while 🙄 2.5/5 ⭐️

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No Place Like Home | Rebecca Muddiman
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Current read. What is it with unlikable main characters lately? At this point I want to throttle this woman. First she is presented as a sympathetic victim of circumstance, then as a woman abused who has made poor choices. Now she is pathological. Yet I'm still interested enough to continue. This might be a conundrum best discussed with a therapist... 😏

Lindy 😉 3mo
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Home | Toni Morrison
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 3mo
kspenmoll Thank you for sharing! 3mo
Emilymdxn There have been such lovely articles about her published, it really shows how loved she was and what a huge impact she had on so many writers all over the world. Heartening to see 💖 3mo
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Remember in the movie Forrest Gump where he appeared (usually unintentionally) in pictures depicting national and world events over several decades? This story follows the same trajectory. While the impetus is the escape through the window and the ensuing chase by authorities, most of the story reminiscences about Alan's life and his involvement (usually by accident) in significant events. Entertaining and humorous as an #audiobook. 3.5/5 ⭐

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Meh. I really wanted to like it but it just never came together for me. A journalist invited on a maiden voyage of a cruise ship thinks she sees a woman killed. Her pursuit of the truth creates enemies and more questions than answers. Seemed overwrought...but that could have been the narrator. On the line between a pick and so-so, but since I think my opinion could have been different if I read in print, I'm giving a pick.

MelissaSue81 yeah.. I had many questions at the end of this one. I liked it.. but I wanted more answers.
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Rachel_nyc This one didn‘t quite work for me either. Half the decisions the MC made seemed to be to move the plot along rather than be something the character would actually do. 3mo
cathysaid @MelissaSue81 Given the general direction of the book, I think any “answers“ would have been rather implausible anyway. Huge gaps in many areas and exhausting detail in others. 🙄 3mo
cathysaid @Rachel_nyc Exactly. I think it could have been interesting but the MC and the other major female player simply annoyed me! 3mo
BookNAround I didn‘t like this one. I‘m over the unreliable narrator with a drinking or drug problem which causes others to discount their observations. 3mo
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And in today‘s edition of book covers that SERIOUSLY skeeve me out...🤢😷

Sadly, the book sounds pretty good. “This first novel has been described as a cross between Rosemary‘s Baby and Rebecca” according to BookRiot. But there is no way I can look at that cover for any extended period of time. No. Way.

JacqMac I agree. I hate it when they ruin a good book with a bad cover. 3mo
Tanisha_A Ugh! 3mo
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Really interesting read about the murderous origins of Where the Crawdads Sing.

https://slate.com/culture/2019/07/delia-owens-crawdads-murder-africa.html

Also referred to in the above article is this story from The New Yorker:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/04/05/the-hunted

LisaB2 Wow!!! This article and related articles are a must read after the novel. 3mo
cathysaid @LisaB2 It is quite interesting. I haven't yet read the one from 2010 in the New Yorker. I am sure, however, that there are many sides to the story. But interesting background nonetheless!
3mo
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