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emilycoc

emilycoc

Joined January 2017

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1984 | George Orwell
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My “first lines” mug. 🙌🏼 #booklovers #bookworm

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The Partner: A Novel | John Grisham
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The bartender at my local watering hole gave me this next read after we once discussed our favourite books. 🍺 A Grisham I haven‘t yet read - very exciting! #whatiread #tbr

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Mehso-so

“Complicated” indeed! Not quite sure how else to describe my feelings about this one. (Also I accidentally spilled a glass of wine on it at one point and am pretty sad about that).

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"J" is for Judgment | Sue Grafton
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Sometimes, all you need is a quiet Sunday where you do nothing but read a book start to end. That‘s how I spent my Sunday. ***EDIT: I‘m still reading A Complicated Kindness. I just took a break from it today. #sorrynotsorry

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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It‘s been a minute or two since I did some reading! I go through streaks of time where I just can‘t find the energy to pick up my book. Sometimes (often) it‘s just easier to stare at the screen and watch a show. Sometimes I have so much on the go that my brain is too tired to try and make it through a few pages, let alone a whole chapter. But tonight, I decided to take a break, run a bubble bath, and spend some time catching up on my reading. ❤️

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Dragged myself out of the house for a few hours and stopped to read at a coffee place. Disclaimer: it‘s a big cup of apple cider (even though it looks like black coffee - trust me lol) #readinginacoffeeshop

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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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No, I haven‘t switched books (yet) - a conversation with my best friend sparked this question, a la High Fidelity: what are you Top 5 Favourite Books? I can come up with 1-3 easily; 4 and 5 are going to take some serious thought. Let me know yours! I love discovering great books. #top5 #topfive #top5favoritebooks #top5favouritebooks #booklovers #books #whatiread

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Untitled | Unknown
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GUYS, LOOK HOW NICE MY BOOKCASE IS LOOKING. 😍 It‘s so exciting to see progress to my (almost two-years-old 😳) mission to declutter.

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A Complicated Kindness | Miriam Toews
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Found this on my shelf and decided to make it my next read. This is a brand new read for me - I felt the cover bend for the first time as I opened it! These reviews are promising 😊 #miriamtoews #canadianauthors #canadianliterature #tbr

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The Bone Bed | Patricia Cornwell
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Finally finished this read and very pleased about it! I didn‘t have much recollection about the plot line so it was like a brand new read for me, which was a good adventure. 😊

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The Bone Bed | Patricia Cornwell
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Someone posted this on Facebook and I thought it described my readings habits of late perfectly. 😂 #busybeaver #slowprogressisstillprogress

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The Bone Bed | Patricia Cornwell
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Hi everyone! I‘ve been MIA for a while so I decided to post something to let people know that 1) I‘m still reading; and 2) I‘m still reading The Bone Bed because my summer was insane and I took a bit of a hiatus. Now that it‘s September, I‘m making a real effort to read at least one chapter before bed - last night I read three. 😁

Megabooks Welcome back! 3mo
SleepyDragon I have also been lax in posting on Litsy and am also trying to finish a book I started in June. Lol Nice to know I'm not the only one who has had an insane summer. 3mo
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The Bone Bed | Patricia Cornwell
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This is another re-read. My dad gave me this for Christmas a few years ago. When I was growing up, my mom was always the one who played a real active role in my reading - reading to me, took me to the library, bookstore, etc. Dad never discouraged reading but he wasn‘t as active as my mom was. This was the first book (supposedly) he picked out for me on his own, so it holds a special place in my heart.

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I‘m baa-aack! Actually, I never left, but I forgot to post when I started this book. Now I‘ve finished it. This turned out to be a good read - I‘ve only read one other Agatha Christie novel (Murder on the Orient Express), which I preferred, but still enjoyed this one! #agathachristie #mysterynovels #whodunit

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Mehso-so

I remembered not really enjoying this book, but this read was better than I remembered it. Still not my favourite - I can‘t quite wrap my head around Holden - but glad I gave it another try.

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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Staged a picture of my next and upcoming reads - two re-reads and one new read! #tbr #summerreading

Spencer_Labbe Nice! 6mo
vivastory I nearly bought that Christie while at Half Price Books today 6mo
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The Rooster Bar | John Grisham
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Excellent read!

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The Rooster Bar | John Grisham
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This will be my next read. Not a re-read either! My parents picked this up for me at a library sale a few months ago.

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Mud Girl | Alison Acheson
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Surprisingly good YA read!

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Mud Girl | Alison Acheson
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This will be my next read - I think it will ultimately end up in my donation pile. The picture here is my bookshelf because I wanted to show off my progress in my decluttering mission - only the bottom shelf left to go!

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"I" is for Innocent | Sue Grafton
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Well, my wish to spend my day reading a book came true! My wish for a nap did not. It also turns out this was a re-read, because I recognized details from another plot line that goes throughout the series. Great way to spend my Sunday!

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"I" is for Innocent | Sue Grafton
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Anyone who knows me knows I‘ve had issues sleeping lately, and knows I love Sue Grafton. I can‘t remember if this is a first-time read or a re-read for me, but it‘s pictured with a pillow and afghan. Here‘s hoping I will either get a nap in, or else finish a book in one day. 😉

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The Beautiful and Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Hm. This was a re-read, so I certainly went in with an expectation. I wanted to enjoy this much more than I did, and like I said in my last post, I just don‘t think I liked Anthony and Gloria - if anyone else has read this, I think we can all agree you‘re not supposed to like them lol - but that may have distracted me from the other aspects of the book. I won‘t give it a “pan” at this point though.

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The Beautiful and Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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I‘ve been radio silent for a while but wanted to post that I bought two new reads today! Hopefully this will be enough motivation to finish The Beautiful and Damned - I‘m struggling to get into it (even though I‘m on page 149). I think I just don‘t find Anthony and Gloria very compelling. Will keep you posted!

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The Beautiful and Damned | F. Scott Fitzgerald
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This is my next read, and another re-read. I LOVE The Great Gatsby and was so excited to read this... and was disappointed. I am finding that with a lot of my re-reads, when I was originally disappointed, I now enjoy the book years later. Curious to see if that will happen again.

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The Rainmaker | John Grisham
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This was a good re-read - at times, it read almost like a movie, as it‘s very fast-paced and plot-driven. But I enjoyed it very much and learned a bit more about American trial process.

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The Rainmaker | John Grisham
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I‘m super excited to report that my decluttering project is FINALLY nearing the end. I chose this re-read (of which I remember nothing) for my next book with the idea that I will get through it quickly and get to move on with Project Declutter.

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Read this in a day - I couldn‘t put it down! I‘ve always loved reading about World War II and the concentration camps, and I think the fact that this is based on a true story really made it a fast read.

emilycoc @RadicalReader thanks for the recommendation! I will definitely check it out 🤗 8mo
RadicalReader @emilycoc can‘t wait to find out what your thoughts are on it 8mo
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I honestly LOVE seeing stuff like this at the start of a book - I like knowing it‘s #basedonatruestory

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This will be my next read - picked it up at the airport in Vegas while waiting for my flight home. #tbr #heathermorris #wwii #ww2 #newbookwhodis

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This was fantastic! Mel was such a great, complex character and the storyline was very dark and complicated. 10/10.

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Hello from sunny Las Vegas! #poolsidereading

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This is my next read - another one I learned about from Litsy! edit: and this will be my 10th read of 2019!

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The Appeal | John Grisham
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This is the first time I‘ve read this book since going to law school (I think). I am very grateful to live in a place where judges aren‘t elected (not saying appointments aren‘t political). This is a very good read. I‘m left feeling appalled by how corrupt about judicial elections can be, if that wasn‘t obvious from my opening sentence lol. EDIT: added the cover picture (I first wrote this at about 2:00 AM).

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The Appeal | John Grisham
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Going back to my re-read stack and my declutter project for a bit, starting with another Grisham. As an aside, I‘ve been thinking about how to make my Litsy more fun and I‘m going to try stepping up my game with hashtags. #johngrisham #reread #backcover

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Maybe it‘s because this book is meant for teenagers and I‘m not a teenager, but I struggled to get through it. It probably didn‘t help that I just didn‘t like Scottie (protagonist), and I didn‘t find she had a lot of character development. I can see where this book has feel good potential, but for its targeted demographic. (But I do want to try the mitten pattern from the back of the book!)

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So, update. Turns out this is not only chick-lit, it‘s teen chick-lit that I haven‘t read before because I am getting NO flashbacks of it! It was probably a book my mom gave me that I shoved on my shelf with the intention of reading later, but never getting around to it. Guess it‘s time now!

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Next up is a re-read (though I remember nothing of it) that I know my mom gave me because she loves knitting. It‘s her favourite hobby - in fact, she knit the Afghan pictured with the book. I think this will be a chick lit but also a nice, light read after Chess Story.

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Chess Story | Stefan Zweig
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What an intense read! It took me a few days to get through, even though it is a novella, just because it‘s a very deep read with lots of layers to get through. Definite recommend.

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Chess Story | Stefan Zweig
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This is a new Amazon purchase, and another book I decided to read because I saw reviews on Litsy! I‘m in a mood where I want to read as many books as possible, so I picked this as the next read over others in my stack mostly because it‘s short. 😅 can‘t wait to sink my teeth into it!

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1982 | Jian Ghomeshi
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I see why I liked this book when I first read it. I‘m having a hard time deciding how to rate it now, as I just found it was a bit all over the place. But I will say - and I don‘t think this can count as a spoiler - this was the perfect kitschy 80s book.

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1982 | Jian Ghomeshi
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I decided to choose a re-read that I know will be a quick read for my next book. I originally bought this because of a review that compared it to High Fidelity, one of my favourite books. It‘s really only like High Fidelity in one specific aspect, from what I remember, but I know I enjoyed this before and hope to enjoy again.

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Bellevue Square | Michael Redhill
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I read a few reviews before starting this one and didn‘t think I‘d enjoy this, but I did! Edit: this is my 5th book of 2019!

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Bellevue Square | Michael Redhill
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Going to start this one next - a read from my besty!

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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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Well THAT was a fast read! So creepy and unsettling - I just loved it.

rather_be_reading this is a book?! 9mo
emilycoc Yes! And a good one 😁 9mo
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The Stepford Wives | Ira Levin
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Having resigned myself to the fact that I have to work all weekend, I decided to leave early today - and that means a beer and a new book! This one is especially exciting for me because a) it‘s a new read; b) it was basically free because I used an Amazon gift card to get it; and c) this is on my “to be read” stack on Litsy! Like I bought this book because of a Litsy review! So I‘m really excited to start.

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Finished my “blind date with a book” book! I really enjoyed this read and am glad I chose it. It‘s not something I might have ordinarily bought either, so I will definitely be buying another book from this promotion again!