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Joined May 2016

Long-distance hiker, reading along the way. CT, PCT, TA.
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Randomly came across this book on #Hoopla. It was easily a one-sitting read. Cute even tho the target audience is probably less than half my age. 🙈

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I randomly stumbled across this book on cloudLibrary. Had never heard of the Buy Nothing community but it‘s right up my alley. Would recommend this to anyone into eco friendly alternatives, diy, and anti capitalism. ✌🏽 Lots of cool diy recipes and ideas for things to make at home. Will refer back to it in the future.

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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Unpopular opinion: I didn‘t think this book was as stellar as most people did. I agree with 99% of what the author was saying but 1., it felt too cheesy-inspirational for my tastes and 2., a lot of the content was aimed at parents which I am not, 3., I am proud to say I‘m pretty dammed untamed myself already and have come to some of these realizations on my own. Don‘t get me wrong, it was good and there were plenty of nuggets of wisdom.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Mehso-so

A pleasant story based on real history with a hopeful ending.

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Hey y‘all. After being home since mid-March I got a temporary gig in Colorado. Looking for book recommendations set in Colorado or with mountainy vibes. I already searched #colorado on here and did a cursory Google.

Bookwormjillk The Shining comes to mind but that might not be what you're looking for. Congrats on the job! 2y
Bojo2006 Long Way Gone by Charles Martin 2y
KVanRead I just learned what a 14er is in this book (Not really set in Colorado although it gets a few mentions) 2y
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Another Brit Bennett banger! Believe the hype y‘all.

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While listening to this audiobook I remembered a fact from a biological anthropology class.

💡Jude and Kennedy are genetically half siblings.

Pageturner1 so weird. never thought about that. 2y
Tracyantoon That just blew my mind. 🤯 2y
hike.read.repeat @Tracyantoon and if two sets of identical twins had children together, those children would be genetic siblings 🤯😆 2y
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For anyone reading this book rn, Nerdette did a spoiler-free episode with the author.

I just started TVH today. I read BB‘s first book a few years ago and it was phenomenal. TVH is getting so much hype and I‘m excited to be reading it. 🤗

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Like others have said, there are lots of characters to keep up with and remember how they‘re related. Overall it was an ok read. I couldn‘t bail bc it‘s Judy Blume.

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I always set my #goodreads goal low to not feel stressed if I decide to read a longer book. I try to read at least a book per week but I often read more than that with audiobooks and comics. I reset my goal to 81—that‘s a book per week for the rest of 2020 plus what I‘ve already read.

JoScho Yay you! 🥳💜🥳💜🥳 2y
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My 4th Allende book this year. 😅

I must admit, it wasn‘t my favorite but it was a rewarding read overall. All the political stuff and history was over my head. I probably rushed through it too fast tho.

About the revelation in the last chapter, I saw it coming. I think everyone did except the characters. 😆

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A recent high school grad who hikes the AT sobo and solo. Overall it was fun and made me long for the day I get to be on the AT myself. Some aspects of trail life felt off. No mention of trail names, hitching, zero days. And once the two main characters SELL fruit to other hikers which would never happen. 😅 Got annoyed at the love interest for always shaming McKenna for coming from a well-off family.

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Books and brews at sunset/moonrise.

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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I‘m a huge podcast junkie so I was intrigued when I heard about this book which is (partly) written as a podcast. I listened to the audiobook which made for an immersive experience. It really felt like I was listening to an NPR/Serial-esque investigative podcast. I finished it in less than two days. But like others have said, the ending was disappointing/frustrating. And I have questions.

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McKenna knew that for the rest of her life, rain on a tent flap would be the sound of falling in love...The person she became inside that shadow-filled tent was somebody that nobody else on earth—nobody but Sam—had ever seen.

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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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I nearly bailed halfway but decided to stick with it. It was a feel good story. What else can you say?

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Done! With just a couple hours till the virtual book club meeting. I really liked it, although the pace was slow. Beautiful writing. But now I feel like I need a detox with all the drugs that were done in this book. 😅 #meganddiabookclub

Suet624 😂😂 2y
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Finishing the last 50 pages tonight. Virtual #bookclub meeting tomorrow. I was worried about committing to such a huge book, but it has kept my interest the whole time. The painting is like the tell-tale heart and the precious.

thevagabondlawyer I loved this book. I read it last and it's now part of my to be reread list. Enjoy. What's your virtual book club? I am also finding one. 2y
hike.read.repeat @thevagabondlawyer I‘m in the Meg & Dia book club. They‘re a band who started a book club during quarantine. I‘m also in Nerdette podcast‘s book club. Their picks have been great! 2y
thevagabondlawyer @hike.read.repeat oh cool, do they discuss the book thru videoconferencing? Or they have like a Facebook group? 2y
hike.read.repeat @thevagabondlawyer M&D do Instagram live meetings once a week and an ongoing Slack channel. Nerdette has a Goodreads group then does a podcast episode a couple times a month. Sometimes with the author. 🙂 2y
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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This is my second time reading this book. For a book club this time. It‘s a fascinating world. 👽🖖🏽🐜

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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I read this book three years ago but I just finished the miniseries. For some reason, I forgot how the book ended so now I gotta go back and see if they match.

Oh, but I quite disliked the show even tho it was a four star read for me. It did make me wanna buy some roller skates tho. 😆

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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I read/listened to this for the #Nerdette podcast book club. The audiobook was delightful with sounds and special effects added. The voice actress did an excellent job on all the different characters and accents.

BarbaraBB Happy to know you liked it. It‘s my next read! 2y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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First Lady in my heart no matter who‘s in office.

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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I‘m reading this for the Nerdette Podcast book club. The host did an interview with the author on Fb Live. 🤗

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Crocheting and finishing LFE. I listened to the audiobook back in January. I‘m not sure if they changed/added a bunch of stuff or if I just forgot what happens. The series was good but of course I liked the book better.

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Aftermath | LeVar Burton
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I‘m finally caught up on this podcast. Would recommend! This season is over so it‘s the prefect time to catch up. Levar Burton is a national treasure. 🙏🏽

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Mango spice smoothie with a side of Ender‘s Game for breakfast this morning.

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I went to a closed library to help my friend with a project and I got to check out EIGHTEEN books. (Including the tagged book which has months-long holds on Libby.) I‘m lucky to be a member at a library with a great ebook collection but it‘s great to get some irl books again!

marleed I bet that was fun. I loved this book! 2y
hike.read.repeat @marleed I was like a kid in a candy store 😆 2y
readordierachel Score! 2y
Jess_Read_This Oh! I‘m happily jealous of you. I‘ve got such a list I want to order from the library. Lucky you! Looking forward to your 18 posts on your haul! 😄 2y
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Another Meg & Dia book club pick. I wasn‘t stoked about reading this one but I did it anyway bc I was excited about the book club. When David Sedaris is on This American Life, I tend to skip his parts. His humor is just not my cup of tea. There are some funny observations and points of view tho and I found myself laughing at parts. It was easier to get through the audiobook version.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I read this as a Meg & Dia #bookclub pick. It didn‘t appeal to me before but it wasn‘t a bad read. I appreciated the dynamic between Daisy and Camilla. Although they‘re in love with the same man, it‘s never portrayed as a catty love triangle. They both have genuine respect for one another. #meganddia

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A delightful listen/read. I mostly know Retta from Parks & Rec. At this point, I‘ve read all the books written by any of the cast and they‘re always enjoyable.

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Just saw this on Instagram—Carrot Quinn has her book posted for free today and tomorrow. Visit instagram.com/carrotquinn for link. #selfpublished

It‘s a day-by-day record of her 2013 PCT hike. To me it felt like a magical realism nature journal and totally accurate to the feel of the PCT.

BookDragonNotWorm Ooh, thanks for sharing this!!! 🥾🏞️ 2y
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Paula | Isabel Allende
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Anyone else catching up on tv shows? I‘ve been watching Jane The Virgin. The premise is far-fetched but beyond that, it‘s a heartfelt woman-driven show that pays homage to telenovelas.

In the ep I just saw, Jane has a party for her debut novel and Isabel Allende shows up! I love when characters are readers. 🤓

InBooksILive Oh I love Jane's character. Especially in the last few seasons. She's such a strong person and so dang funny! 2y
Saknicole Such a fun show! 2y
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The Hound of the Baskervilles | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Listened to a chapter a day in my podcast feed. I‘m excited to find out what book she‘s starting tomorrow.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Potential is pure joy.

BookDragonNotWorm 💙💙💙 2y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ve been seeing this book for a while now but it didn‘t appeal to me much. Well now it‘s a book club pick so I guess I‘m reading it. 😅 I found this playlist on Apple Music.

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The Masque of the Red Death | Edgar Allan Poe
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Emily Dickinson: pro at social distancing
Prince Prospero: not so much—he invites 1000 of his closest friends to self isolate in his abbey during a plague.

BookDragonNotWorm 😂 I like what you did here! 2y
hike.read.repeat @BookDragonNotWorm thank you, thank you. 😄 2y
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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A lovely spring read.

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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If I‘d just read the synopsis, I wouldn‘t have given it a chance. But I loved Station Eleven so I knew I had to read this. Didn‘t love it as much as Station Eleven but still enjoyed it enough. I loved the ghost theme.

For those who have read Station Eleven, did you catch the crossover character?

Now I must listen to the Nerdette book club episode about this.

sudi I'm actually reading this right now, i have heard about the crossover so i'll be on the lookout. 2y
Megabooks Yes! Leon and Miranda! 2y
hike.read.repeat @sudi if I hadn‘t recently reread Station Eleven I probably wouldn‘t have realized. 🙃 2y
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Sister BFFs | Philippa Rice
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This is on #hoopla. It had some lol moments. Sisters who constantly bicker and talk about gross things. 😆

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The Glass Hotel | Emily St. John Mandel
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When the author makes a callback to one of their other books. 🤯

Megabooks I just read this line too 2y
hike.read.repeat @Megabooks cool! Book twins. 👯‍♀️ 2y
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PSA: a podcaster that I love is doing a chapter a day of this book. It‘s great that people like this are coming up with more content during these stay at home times.

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Self-quarantine day 11 of 14. When it ends I‘ll be doing pretty much the same thing bc nothing is open and I don‘t have a job rn anyway. 😅 This is my first irl book of 2020 and I‘ve read most of it in a hammock under an oak tree. Hope you‘re all healthy and staying sane. 🤙🏽

valeriegeary This looks lovely 2y
Suet624 In California? 2y
Suet624 👍 2y
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Believe the hype! The author paints a wonderful picture of Kya‘s marshes. I loved the concept of the survival of a girl alone in the wilderness by herself and how she is so at home with her environment. #libby

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Alias Grace: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I recently watched the Netflix miniseries and loved it. Gotta read the book now!

Tamra The book and movie are great! 3y
NeedsMoreBooks I still need to read but enjoyed the ministries. 3y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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I reread this bc the author has a new book coming out soon and I was trying to hype myself up.

The book starts off with the onset of “the Georgia Flu” which incubates within 4 hours and kills most within 48 hours. 99% of the population dies. I enjoyed it the first time I listened to it but it was quite triggering this time around. Especially since I listened in the middle of 72 hours of 🚎✈️🚕 travel getting home to Texas from New Zealand. 😅

Texreader Yikes!! And welcome home! I‘ve loved following your hiking trip! Is home San Antonio by chance? 3y
hike.read.repeat @Texreader thanks. It feels good to be back. Yes! Well, not quite SA but about 30 miles south. You‘re from SA right? 3y
Texreader @hike.read.repeat Yep! I‘m in SA. I go south quite often to meet with a client, Pleasanton/Jourdanton area. I also drive through Falls City, Kennedy etc to go see a client in Beeville. Are you in any of those vicinities? 3y
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hike.read.repeat @Texreader I live out in the country between Devine and Natalia. 🙂 3y
Texreader @hike.read.repeat Very cool. Glad to have another “neighbor” on Litsy. I‘m in Alamo Heights. 3y
hike.read.repeat @Texreader yeah cool. 🤠 Do you know of any others? I used to work downtown before this hike. Was looking forward to going back to my fav eateries and bars but it‘ll have to wait. 😆 3y
Texreader @hike.read.repeat Yes there are several of us. I‘ll try to do a post for our folks over the weekend and see who all we can collect. I want to have a Litsy meetup at Jenny Lawson‘s bookstore when it opens, which is now...who knows. Btw, husband had been following your trek as well, when I‘d remember to show him your posts . He‘d love to hike more than he does so he knew all about what you were doing. 3y
hike.read.repeat @Texreader yeah a local Litsy meetup would be cool. Thanks to both of y‘all for following along. 😁 3y
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I didn‘t like this as much as Little Fires Everywhere but it was still an enjoyable listen. An intimate look into the lives of a nuclear family. Each member has their own secrets and motivations. #libby

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Like Mary Roach‘s other books, this was funny and informative. She goes through different challenges in long term space travel like diet, waste elimination, and sex. Would recommend to anyone, even if you‘re not into science. I think I‘ve read all her books now! #libby

readordierachel I liked this one too! 3y
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I‘m proud and excited to announce that we finished the 3005.3 km hike today! In total I read or listened to 52 books over 128 days. We have three days of nothing to do in Airbnbs followed by two days of travel back home to Texas so I hope to get a few more books read or listened to. Especially the tagged book which I‘ve been slowly chipping away at for weeks now.

Mitch Wow ! Congratulations sounds like a mega adventure 👏🏼👏🏼 3y
TrishB Well done 👍🏻 3y
Bookwormjillk Congrats 🍾🎉🎈 3y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Wow! Impressive! 3y
megnews Congratulations!! 3y
CarolynM Congratulations! Looks like you had a beautiful day for completing the trail. Enjoy your days of rest. 3y
julesG Congratulations! That's very impressive! 3y
effani Congratulations! That's amazing! 3y
valeriegeary Whoo hoo!!! 🙌🏻💪🏻 3y
BarbaraBB I only read this now. Congratulations, what an achievement. And you made it just in time before the world got really crazy. 💚🍀 2y
hike.read.repeat @BarbaraBB thanks yeah, we finished on the 14th. At that time NZ was still quite normal but less than 10 days later they went on full lockdown for four weeks. We had a bit of trouble getting home with a canceled flight but we made it! 🙏🏽 2y
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Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Te Araroa kilometers tramped: 2958.4 of 3005.3

Days on trail: 127

Books completed on trail: 52

A v short listen. X‘s Catholic upbringing was too familiar. Similar to her, when I was about 15 I was told that I shouldn‘t wear tampons till I‘m married. 😳 I enjoyed hearing about X‘s passion for poetry grow and develop. #libby

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Te Araroa kilometers tramped: 2935.5 of 3005.3

Days on trail: 126

Books completed on trail: 51

I first listened to this audiobook in 2017. I remember thoroughly enjoying it so I listened again. It‘s a multifaceted story within a story type book. A teen girl from Japan, a woman on an island off Canada‘s pacific coast, and the Japanese girl‘s 104 year old great grandmother who is a nun are some of the characters. #hoopla #reread