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Jas16

Joined April 2016

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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And that‘s a wrap. I finished six books, started a seventh, ate some snacks, and celebrated one of our favorite Littens. Not a bad way to spend a weekend. #mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litsypartyofone

Soubhiville That‘s awesome! 1d
CoverToCoverGirl Well done! 👏🎉 1d
Crazeedi Jeez, you did fantastic! Congrats!!👏👏🎉 1d
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MrBook Wow!!! Fantastic!!! 🔥🔥🔥 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 1d
youneverarrived 🙌🙌 16h
Andrew65 Brilliant, you‘ve done an awesome job. Thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🍾🥂🍾🥂🎯🥳👍🎈💖 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ntG50eXbBtc 9h
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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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Afternoon snack time with my next book. One of my 2019 resolutions was to finish 5 series that I already owned. This will be number five. I‘ve read the first few books before but the rest have sat unread on shelves for years.
#mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litsypartyofone

Andrew65 I read this one and really need to get back to the series. 1d
MrBook Wow! Such an awesome goal and accomplishment 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻!!! 1d
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Charlie Savage | Roddy Doyle
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Originally serialized over a year in the Irish Independent this is a portrait of Charlie Savage as he deals with aging, a rapidly changing world, and the family he loves more than anything who want want what they think is best for him (even when all he wants is a pint while watching Match of the Day). I look forward to every new book by Roddy Doyle and loved Charlie- his humor and his gigantic heart. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Andrew65 Fantastic! 👏👏👏😊 1d
Jee_HookedOnBookz Sounds great! Stacked! And omg the cover 💕💕 1d
MrBook Trucking right along, aren‘t ya?! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1d
Lynnsoprano My TBR is ballooning this weekend 😂 1d
BarbaraBB I have loved all Doyle too! 1d
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After a brush with death Helena decides it is time to be an active participant in her own life and leaves 1920‘s England for a year in France. She enrolls in an art school, makes true friends, and meets a handsome American journalist. Well-written, light historical fiction, I enjoyed this entire series of loosely connected books.

#mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litsypartyofone

MrBook Niiice! Making awesome time! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
Kdgordon88 This one has been sitting on my shelf for awhile now. I wasn‘t aware it was connected to other books. Might to move it closer to the top of the queue. 2d
Lynnsoprano I‘ve seen someone else post about this recently. Looks like my kind of thing. Must add to stack 2d
Andrew65 A great time, I need to read more by this author. 👏👏👏 1d
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Very true!!! 2d
Megabooks Nice! 2d
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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I feel as though I frequently wish books were shorter but this is the rare case that I really wanted another hundred pages of Mattie and Rooster. #mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litstypartyofone

Crazeedi Nice!!👍💞 2d
MrBook Added! 😁 2d
Leftcoastzen Wow ! Nice amount of reading! 2d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🙌🏻🎊 2d
Andrew65 Great film, a personal favourite and clearly need to read the book. 😊 Great time. (edited) 2d
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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All of my adulting is done for the day so I am ready to settle in with a snack and finish this book. 70 pages in and I cannot believe it took me so long to pick this book up. #mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litsypartyofone

Lynnsoprano That looks fantastic, whatever it is. 😄 2d
Jas16 @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 My first slice of pumpkin pie this fall. 2d
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vivastory I love this book. I've been holding myself off on reading Portis other books because he only has a few published. 2d
Jas16 @vivastory I was just looking at his other titles to try and decide which of his books to read next. I can understand your reluctance though. 2d
MrBook Adulting, meh. 😂 2d
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I started this book yesterday morning and spent Friday night looking for things I could do while listening. I am not sure I have ever finished an audiobook so quickly. I love Lindy West. I loved Shrill and loved this one almost as much. I am trying to tell myself I don‘t need to own it but we all know I will be buying a copy for my shelves as soon as I get to a bookstore. #mrbook1inamillion #litsypartyofone #24b4monday

Andrew65 Great going, well done. 👏👏👏 3d
readordierachel Yay! 💕💕 2d
MrBook Oooh! 😳😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
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Find Me | Andr Aciman
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I want to force one of my friends to read this so that I can complain about how much I did not like this book and they can either tell me how right I am or tell me that I am insane and I can rant at them until they sigh and tell me to stop scaring innocent bystanders. I have a lot of feelings about this book.

readordierachel Oh no!! I was really looking forward to this one. I loved Call Me By Your Name. 4d
Jas16 @readordierachel I would not at all be surprised if I am in the minority in my opinion. Most of the reviews I have read have been positive. 4d
readordierachel I am so intrigued now. I want to know your opinions! But I'll have to read the book first. 4d
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Jas16 @readordierachel definitely let me know when you read it and we can discuss! 4d
CarolynM I want to know your opinions too! The last part of Call a Me By Your a Name was the part I liked best so I had high hopes for this one. 4d
BarbaraBB Great review. It makes me want to read the book 😀 4d
Reggie I cannot read this one. I hear his dad gets together with an old flame and he and Oliver get together while Oliver is married. It‘s not what I want. I was heart broken after the first one but I don‘t want THAT. 4d
Jas16 @Reggie in the first section Elio‘s father meets a younger woman on a train and falls in love with her pretty much instantly. I was interested in reading more about Elio‘s dad at first and thought it was an interesting approach to the sequel but,well, I didn‘t end up liking much of anything. In the last few pages Oliver leaves his wife to reunite with Elio. Clearly I think you are ok skipping this one but if you ever change your mind let me know 4d
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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This morning before work I put together a tentative stack for #litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion knowing there was no way I would actually stick to it. True to form all of my library holds have been coming in all day and my Netgalley shelf is suddenly over flowing. The good news is I will have lots to choose from!

Lynnsoprano When it comes to books, more is always better😄 4d
Andrew65 True Grit! 😍 4d
rubyslippersreads What @Andrew65 said! 🤠 4d
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Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Bring on Mattie Ross and Lawyer Daggert! 4d
CoverToCoverGirl Moonlight Over Paris.. I loved 4d
MrBook You‘re the best, thank you for joining the party! 🤗🤗🤗 4d
Jas16 @Lynnsoprano So true! 4d
Jas16 @Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads I have been wanting to read it for years. Really hoping this weekend it will finally happen 4d
Jas16 @CoverToCoverGirl The Gown does look really good. Will have to add that one to my TBR 4d
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Career of Evil | Robert Galbraith
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Those of you who told me that this series just keeps getting better were so right. I was really into this book and analyzing the three suspects to try and decide which one I thought was the serial killer. Cormoran and Robin are still more of a draw to me than the central mystery and that ending made me want to pick up the next book immediately.

rachelm I liked this one better than the fourth tbh, but these books are so excellent in general 1w
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Jane of Lantern Hill | L M Montgomery
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My childhood copy of this book disappeared so I was forced to order this lovely Virago edition. When it arrived it screamed for a reread and I was so pleased that I loved it every bit as much as I did as a child. When the father Jane doesn‘t remember sends a letter to the bleak home she shares with her mother and grandmother demanding she spend the summer with him she doesn‘t want to go. However when she does she finds a new world of happiness.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s beautiful 💗💗 2w
marleed Oh I love to find copies of my once loved but lost books! 2w
Centique That is a gorgeous cover! 2w
readordierachel Oh, how pretty! 2w
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Frannie is on trial for the murders of her employers in 1820‘s London. She doesn‘t remember the night it happened but can‘t imagine that she could‘ve done it. She relates her story from her life as a slave in Jamaica to her time in London. Frannie is an unforgettable character-strong, smart, and complicated,but is she innocent? This has a strong start but parts of the middle were so slow. All told it is a pick for me but more #likedbutnotloved.

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When I first heard buzz about this book I didn‘t plan on reading it. The Weinstein expose seems like yesterday and I wasn‘t sure it needed revisiting. Luckily a few stellar reviews convinced me otherwise. Reading about the months of investigation into the rumors about Weinstein was fascinating with the cast of horrifying villains(not only Weinstein but those trying to protect him) and the courageous women who were brave enough to speak out first.

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I discovered this series in high school and fell in love. Rice stayed an auto buy author for me for years, even after her later books became less enjoyable. I was curious about revisiting Lestat and crew but after only a few pages I really wished I had stayed far away with my fond memories. Poorly written and pretty much nothing happens for most of the book except for too many minor characters reverentially referencing past books and navel gazing.

LeslieO Sad to hear. I loved the first two books. And The Witching Hour. 2w
AshleyHoss820 Aw, man. This is also one of my favorite series. I‘ll still read it, but it‘s good to know I shouldn‘t have my hopes to high! 😊 1w
Jas16 @AshleyHoss820 I really hope that you end up liking it more than I did. 1w
AshleyHoss820 @Jas16 We will see!! 😄😄😄 1w
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The Library of Lost Things | Laura Taylor Namey
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Thank you @AmyG for making my day brighter, and on YOUR special day no less. It was so sweet of you to send this to me when you noticed I had stacked it. The weekend cannot get here fast enough so that I can have time to curl up with this book. Thank you again my friend!

krissylovesbooks75 Ohh, I loved this book! 3w
AmyG I read this in a day. Enjoy!!! I was so thrilled to see you stacked it. 3w
charl08 Added this to the wishlist - thanks! 3w
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Three Flames | Alan Lightman
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This book is broken into six chapters, each told from the point of view of a different member of a Cambodian family, that jump backward and forward in time. At only about 200 pages there is a lot of pain and struggle in their stories but there is also a lot of strength and hope, especially in the tale of the youngest daughter.

readordierachel Beautiful cover 1mo
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Rob‘s younger brother is able to read things out of books and into the real world. It is startling enough when it is a paperweight but when the Cat in the Hat is suddenly in your house it is even more alarming. When the two discover that there are characters in the world that Charles did not read out, they know something is amiss. This book was an absolute delight full of adventure, the love of literature, and a world with more than one Darcy.

JSW This is in my TBR and I can‘t wait! 1mo
Jas16 @JSW I hope you like it as much as I did! 1mo
mcipher This sounds awesome!! 1mo
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Mimi28 Thanks to your review this is waiting at the library for me now! Thanks!! You‘re awesome!! I hope you are doing well. I need to start writing you guys again ❤️❤️ 1mo
Jas16 @Mimi28 I can‘t wait to hear what you think of it! 1mo
charl08 I like the sound of this, will have a look for this. 1mo
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Litsy is slowly but surely getting me to give more graphic novels a chance. I am honestly surprised it took me so long to give and read this one. A gay hockey player who loves to bake? I should have stormed my library after reading the first Litsy review. This was pretty much as adorable as all of the Litsy love proclaims and you can bet I will be keeping an eye out for book two.

mrp27 I really enjoyed this one too! 1mo
Reggie I love when he‘s getting chastised for trying to give the hazed new recruits pie and jackets. He‘s so funny. 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Well, if my desk calendar insists...

Jee_HookedOnBookz Love your caption for this pic 😂😂 1mo
valeriegeary Can't say no to The Calendar 1mo
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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I unabashedly love Queer Eye. Watching every episode and ugly crying is like therapy for me.That said I wasn‘t sure if I wanted to read any of the recently released memoirs until this one. Jonathan relates his journey to become the empathetic soul that comes through on screen with humor and without flinching away from the many severe mistakes that he made along the way. This book was brave and moving and only made me love him more.

Jas16 I highly recommend the audio version. 1mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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So proud of myself, I walked into a bookstore and only bought the book I went in there to buy. Trying so hard to be good and read what I own but I have wanted this one since @Liberty started singing its praises ages ago.

SW-T Great job! Talk about will power.... 2mo
marleed I own so many books but I‘m a a sucker for e- library loans. It‘s like eating from someone else‘s cookie jar while mine sit contently (and perhaps getting stale!). But in the last two book fitness challenges, I made myself read my own physical book for every 2 library loans. It worked! Maybe I can get to 1:1 but I think this 2:1 might be right for me! 2mo
Jas16 @marleed I totally get it. I love being able to put all of the new releases I feel I must read immediately on hold at the library and then end up drowning when all of my holds come in at once. I am trying to better about that as well since at the rate I am going I will own so many books I will no longer be able to fit in my own apartment. 1mo
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Spoonbenders: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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I had so much fun reading this one. A family of psychics are down on their luck after a disastrous TV appearance years ago. Things are going from bad to worse with pressure coming from both the mob and the government at the same time. All of comparisons to Arrested Development were spot on. This book has a cast of quirky characters, humor, but also a lot of tenderness. Once things began clicking together in the second half it was unputdownable.

Jas16 Thank you again for sending it to me @Mynameisacolour 2mo
Mynameisacolour Yay! I'm glad that you liked it! It sounded so good I picked up a copy for myself too. Looks like I'll have to bump it up on the TBR! 2mo
Jas16 @Joe_Jones Thanks for sharing the link. TV adaptations always make me nervous but it will be interesting to see what they do with it. 2mo
Jas16 @Mynameisacolour I hope you end up liking it as much as I did! 2mo
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Two women who were wronged in love work to deal with their pasts. Calista who left her home as young and naive bride married to an older man seeks revenge. Pilar who worked hard to rise above the poverty of her youth gives into her attraction to a married man and faces repercussions she cannot ignore. They never truly meet but their lives connect. This was a gripping read and, while I would have liked more front the ending, one I would recommend.

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Wild Strawberries | Angela Thirkell
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I never miss the last day of the library book sale when everything is $1. I really tried to limit my #bookhaul this year but think I did pretty darn well. Every year I wish I could stay home on Monday and read my new books and this year I can since I ended my old job on Friday (finally!) and have a week off before I start my new one.

Lcsmcat The Stegner is really good. 2mo
erinreads All My Puny Sorrows! 💕 Have fun with your week off and good luck with the new job! 2mo
saresmoore Great finds! 2mo
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emilyhaldi Score!!! Elizabeth Taylor 💗 enjoy your week off, stay-cations are the best! 2mo
Aimeesue Nice haul! 2mo
Suet624 Wow. Great books. You definitely scored! 2mo
Tamra What a great week you will have reading! I hope you love Angle of Repose. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 2mo
CarolynM Wild Strawberries is great. Enjoy! 2mo
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 7

This was a lot of fun and I hope everyone who wants to join in does.

BiblioLitten Wow!! 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
OriginalCyn620 Beautiful cover! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 6

I have no idea who to tag anymore. If anyone isn‘t participating I wish they would. I am loving seeing everyone‘s choices.

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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

@CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian would you like to join in and post a cover you love every day?

readordierachel So pretty 2mo
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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

@TobeyTheScavengerMonk are you interested in participating? Just post a cover you love for seven days with no explanation and tag someone new every day.

emmaturi Love this book and the film! 2mo
batsy Love this ❤️ 2mo
LeahBergen Great cover! ❤️ 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
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The Gunners: A Novel | Rebecca Kauffman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 3

@TheBookStacker have you been tagged yet? If you want to join in just post a cover you love every day, with no explanation, and tag someone new every day.

Cinfhen This would have been my Day 8 cover ♥️ 2mo
LauraBeth @micheleinphilly gifted this to me and I love both the cover and the story! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 2mo
TheBookStacker I love this cover! Thanks for the tag! I will post later once I‘m done studying! 2mo
Jas16 @LauraBeth It is always seems extra disappointing when you love a cover but the story is lacking so luckily I loved everything about this one too. 2mo
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Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

@Lel2403 are you interested in playing along? Just post a cover you love every day for seven days with no explanation and tag someone new every day.

Suet624 I‘ve always loved this cover. 2mo
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A View of the Harbour | Elizabeth Taylor
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#7days7covers Day one. #covercrush

Thank you so much for the tag @Centique It was fun looking at my shelves and thinking about what covers I especially love!

@CocoReads are you interested in participating if you haven‘t been tagged yet? Just post a cover you love for seven days with no other explanation and tag someone new every day.

CocoReads Oh! Yes! I‘ll give this a shot! Thanks for the tag! 2mo
BookNAround Ooo. I like this cover a lot. 2mo
readordierachel Lovely! 2mo
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LeahBergen This Virago series is lovely 😍😍 2mo
Centique Beautiful! 2mo
Tanisha_A 😍 2mo
batsy I love this. 2mo
Jas16 @LeahBergen I know! It was difficult not buying them all. 2mo
Suet624 So pretty!! 2mo
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I started this book on audio but even with a great narrator I could not focus so I waited for the ebook from the library. When I started that I thought I would end up bailing until suddenly it changed from a book I struggled to read to a book I seriously could not put down. This is nonfiction that I would reread and is definitely going to be one of my favorite books of the year.

Suet624 I absolutely agree. An amazing read. I‘ve thought of it often. 2mo
Jas16 @Suet624 I keep trying to force everyone around me to read it. Glad you also enjoyed it! 2mo
BethM I concur. So amazing. 1mo
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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None of the books I was planning to read today were keeping my attention so I picked up this one and was 50 pages in in what seemed like a second. Two hired killer brothers are tracking down their next target but one of them is rethinking his choice of profession. I love a good western and was instantly smitten with Eli‘s narration. I need to seek out the movie next.

BookNAround The book was amazing. The movie was terrible! 2mo
Jas16 @BookNAround oh no! That is so disappointing! 2mo
BookNAround @jas16 I know! I went to see it with a friend who also loved the book and we walked out of the movie so baffled and disappointed by how they destroyed/ignored everything that made the book work. 2mo
jillrhudy I thought this was FABULOUS. Best book I've read all year so far. 2mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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I avoided this book for a long time and it was every bit as harrowing as I feared. The events of Columbine were tragic and the fact that we are still battling to keep kids safe in schools made me want to scream at times. Still there was so much that I did not know about Columbine and so much of what I thought I knew was wrong. Glad I listened to this well done audiobook.

Lovesbooks87 I felt the same way. I would also recommend reading A Mother's Reckoning. It is written by one of the shooters mom. I have always wondered how someone didn't see the signs in their child and this book gave in inside look of the events. 2mo
Jas16 @Lovesbooks87 I read Klebold‘s memoir a few months ago which helped convince me that I needed to read this book too. I cannot imagine being in her shoes. 2mo
Suet624 I started this one and then it expired on my library account. You‘ve reminded me to find it again. 2mo
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I have been reading a lot but not really loving anything I have picked up. So when a friend handed me this ARC on Saturday I knew how I would be spending my Monday off. I am a big Ann Patchett fan and really enjoyed this story about two siblings who are abandoned by everyone else in their lives. They cling to each other and their pasts and wrestle with forgiveness and moving on. Not my favorite Patchett but still a great way to spend a holiday.

erinreads Excited for this one! 2mo
SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime so excited for this, I'm glad to hear it's good! 🙂 2mo
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The Dragon Republic | R. F. Kuang
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I think this series just isn‘t for me. Parts of this were so gripping I was breathlessly turning pages and parts were a total slog. I will admit that I love how much I dislike the main character and I still want to know how things end but I don‘t think I will be reading the next book. I wish I loved this as much as everyone does.

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Thank you so much Misty! You really brightened my day and I have been such a bad friend lately! I am so behind on all of my correspondence but please know how much I appreciate your thoughtfulness and overall awesomeness. Really looking forward to reading this!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re very welcome!! You are an awesome friend and I love you!! Hope you enjoy the book!!! 😘❤️😘❤️ 3mo
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Hons and Rebels | Jessica Mitford
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I was supposed to only drop donations off at the Friends of the Library bookstore yesterday but who can say no to a $7 Folio Society edition of a book you have been wanting to read?

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
LeahBergen Nope! You can‘t! ❤️❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana No one! 2mo
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Love Thy Neighbor | Ayaz Virji
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A Muslim doctor in Minnesota wakes up the morning after the election to discover that not only is Trump president but his town overwhelmingly voted for him. Feeling betrayed by his neighbors his first impulse is to leave but he then partners with a local pastor to give a speech about his faith which then turns into a series of lectures. I found this short audiobook absorbing and affective.

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A recent widow and an ex-baseball player help each other let go of their pasts when he rents an apartment in her house. They both have issues they are dealing with that at first agree to never discuss but as they grow closer they let each other. I loved Evie and kind of wanted a different ending for her because of how she grows so much over the course of the book. Still this was a really enjoyable romcom. Great on audio with a fantastic narrator.

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Into Temptation | Penny Vincenzi
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Finishing this trilogy is bittersweet. Each book took forever to get through so it was a relief to reach the end. Yet after spending time with generations of Lyttons I will miss them and their endless drama. This was a fitting final installment, plenty of misery and scandal and a tear jerker of an ending.

Crazeedi This was an excellent series I read a few years ago! 3mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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I finished this a couple of days ago and am still not 100% sure how I feel about it. It starts off as a typical tale of an amazingly talented but misfortunate youth getting into a elite boarding school and then turns into a much, much darker war story. Great world building and I appreciated the historical parallels but I found myself skimming more than once. I expected to love it more than I did but still want to start the sequel this weekend.

SW-T I had mixed feelings about it also! Parts were really good...others not so much. Hoping book 2 is more even. 3mo
JazzFeathers I left halfway through. I really liked the beginning, with that strong cultural sense, but more and more it slipped into a lot of fantasy cliches l've read hundreds of times. The first great battle felt totally unrealistic to me. That's where l dropped out. Still, l see a majority of people loves it, so it must be me. 3mo
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I loved Sky in the Deep so I hate how disappointed I am in this book. I found the first part confusing but after finding my footing In the story I realized how little I cared about any of it. I was not nvested in either protagonist and most of the events were so predictable that there wasn't even enough suspense to keep me interested. I love the world that Young brings to the page but this was a miss for me.

hermyknee I felt the same way — I didn‘t even finish it 😕 3mo
Johanna414 I was so disappointed in this one... it took me like a month and a half to get through it 3mo
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The Veins of the Ocean | Patricia Engel
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It took me awhile to fall under this book‘s spell but once I did I was fully ensnared by Reina‘s deep love for those who did not always deserve it, her loneliness, guilt, and reluctance to wish for more for herself. I didn‘t always understand her but I came to deeply care about her. Not everything about this book worked for me (especially everything involving the dolphin sanctuary) but I loved Engel‘s writing and this was definitely a pick.

Megabooks Agreed! 3mo
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Things have been stressful so I really needed a reas that I could sink into like a bubble bath and this book really helped me turn my brain off. Loveday has worked in a bookstore since she was 15 years old. She loves her job, its paternal and eccentric owner, and books. She really does not need anything else in her life. Suddenly pieces of the past she is trying to put behind her start turning up as well as compelling stranger she cannot ignore.

Mimi28 I hope things calm down ❤️❤️Sorry I haven‘t written in so long. Email me if you‘d like to 😊😊 3mo
Jas16 @Mimi28 I am so behind with my #jb mail too. I totally understand! 3mo
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Whiskey & Charlie | Annabel Smith
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@TorieStorieS I cannot thank you enough for the incredible surprise package- a book I have been wanting to read for ages and a perfect summer read. I so appreciate your kindness (and great taste). #jb

TorieStorieS You are very welcome!!!! I‘m glad it made it to you safely! 👏👏👏 4mo
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If you are looking for a charming audiobook with a bookish, introverted heroine look no further. Nina loves her job in a bookstore, her cat, trivia,and scheduling every moment of her day. She discovers that she was included in the will of the father she never knew and that he also left her a large and complicated family she will have to meet. I was so sad to when I reached the end. I will definitely be adding more Abbi Waxman books to my TBR.

hermyknee I am looking for exactly a charming audio! Thanks for the recommendation, just downloaded it! 4mo
Jas16 @hermyknee I hope you like it as much as I did. 4mo
Hollie Sounds perfect, stacked! 4mo
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To celebrate my Litfluence hitting 100,000 I am giving away this stack of signed books. To enter please create a post about what living author‘s book signing you would most like to attend tagging me and using #signmeup. Winner will be drawn on Sunday, July 28th. Open internationally.

mrp27 Congrats on hitting 100,000!! 🎉🎉🎉 4mo
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Reggie Congrats!!!! 4mo
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Jas16 Congratulations @Soubhiville Your name was drawn as the winner. I will get everything in the mail to you as soon as I can make it to the post office! 3mo
Soubhiville Oh wow, thanks @Jas16 ! 😊📚🎉 3mo
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Wow!!! | Terry E. Lyle
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Look what happened while I slept! This is awesome. To celebrate I will be posting a giveaway shortly.

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