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kimba7

kimba7

Joined May 2019

Am an animal lover, dabbler in hobbies (photography, art, CrossFit, improv). Have 2 cats Griffin & Electra, 1 boyfriend. Technical writer by day.
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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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I'd been putting off reading this one for awhile, I was suspicious of all the hoopla around it. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Probably one of my favorite stories over the past couple of years. I cried after finishing it, and my inner curmudgeon doesn't really like to admit that.

Been mostly on GR lately (I'm kimba7 over there).

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I discovered Harlan Coben after a reviewer on GR commented on another book that that book wasn't as good as the Myron Bolitar series. The library just happened to have the first 7 books in one Kindle download, which fed my reading addiction super well.

The first one was good and they got better with each one. The 7th, Darkest Fear, was quite good and had me hooked until the very end.

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The Novel Cure: An A to Z of Literary Remedies | Ella Berthoud, Susan Elderkin
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I can't remember how I found this one, it might have been on one of my meandering exploring of Goodreads, not sure. So far, I adore this book. I read one book and started another that it recommended, and so far they are both gems. I just wish that it had an index of ailments, not just of authors and titles. This is definitely a work of love.

Hestapleton This my “book slump” book! Even if I‘m not feeling anything it recommends, I‘m reinvigorated flipping through it‘s pages. 3mo
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The Idea of Perfection | Kate Grenville
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Just started this one, and I'm liking it more than expected so far.

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One of the best stories I've read in awhile. If only they all could be so good. ♥️

marleed Oh, the newly published Like a Love Story gave me Tell the Wolves vibes. Maybe you‘d like that one too! 3mo
Reggie The part when he gives her the teapot ....😭😭😭. 3mo
Cathythoughts Loved it too. @Reggie you are never going to forget that teapot Reggie ♥️💔👍🏻 3mo
Reggie @Cathythought Ever...... 3mo
kimba7 ♥️ 😢 so many spots in the story like that. 3mo
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I feel so much better about being a little older after listening to this. I laughed out loud and teared up a little.

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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I've always enjoyed Jennifer Weiner's writing, and this was a great read. It took me awhile to get hooked into the characters, but once I did I couldn't put the book down. I love how her characters feel so real.

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Absent Witness | Karl Petry, Karen McLean
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I wouldn't have known about this book if it weren't for Litsy, so thank you! This was a lovely book about a fascinating topic. Karl's empathy and kindness come through loud and clear and provide a calming context for topics that might otherwise be challenging to be with.

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Love is Letting Go of Fear | Gerald G. Jampolsky, Hugh Prather
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Rereading one of my favorite books of all time, it sounds like it's had an update since I last read it. Part of why I love this book: the illustrations are wonderful and so on point.

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All the Pretty Horses | Cormac McCarthy
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I've determined that I can't follow along enough with fiction audiobooks. I went for a long walk today and listened to the beginning of All the Pretty Horses. But my mind wanders and then when I come back to the plot I have no idea what's going on. Non-fiction audio is fine though. The narrator's voice for this one was fabulous and such a good fit for the story.

In South San Jose there's this great trail that passes a horse ranch, it's so nice.

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Mini Shopaholic: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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A good story is one I can't wait to finish and when I do finish it, I cry.

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#alphabetbookishquiz @RealLifeReading

This was a challenge! :)

Kitchen Table Wisdom is one of my all-time favorite books, and it's one of my go-to resources when I'm dealing with a challenge. She writes with such compassion and the short little anecdotes are so interesting and heart-warming. It's quite a warm fuzzy book, I love it. 🤗♥️

Eggs I‘ve 2 of her books 💞 Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 6mo
lover.of.the.classics Welcome to the Litsy Family!!!🎉 6mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! ❤️🧡💙❤️💜 6mo
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I loved the print version of this book, so I'm listening to this during my commute. My commute is so much calmer ♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
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Shopaholic Takes Manhattan | Sophie Kinsella
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These books of Kinsella‘s are torture- terrible, beautiful torture. I can only read them knowing that they‘ll have good endings. The train wreck that is inevitable is so bloody hard to watch as I read, I can hardly get through it. I even cried at the end of this one, there were a couple twists I didn‘t see coming and they made the ending even better than I‘d hoped. That I can‘t get to the end of the book fast enough is a sign of a great story.

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Cold Storage, Alaska | John Straley
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Sometimes I read one book at a time, other times I read a few at a time. Found this one at the library but didn‘t read it before its due date, got the kindle book before I discovered Libby. We‘re going on an Alaskan cruise this summer, so I thought I‘d read something Alaska-related.

kimba7 Cute story, wasn't "hilarious" as it was described, but maybe I read it in a non-hilarious mood. That happens sometimes. 3.5 stars 6mo
tpixie Have fun in Alaska! One of my kids favorite childhood books /movie 6mo
tpixie And one of my favorite childhood books!) 6mo
tpixie Hmm here‘s an adult book ( I haven‘t read it) Have an awesome trip!! 6mo
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"Never forget, you do not shine under the bright lights; the bright lights only reveal your work in the dark."

-- Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf

(Pictured is my mom and late dad's dog Laird, who is old, nearly blind, and very sweet)

SW-T Laird looks adorable 💕 6mo
TrishB Hi 🙋‍♀️ 6mo
JoScho He is adorable 🖤 6mo
tpixie Adorable! #DogsOfLitsy 6mo
Kaylamburson Awww what a sweetie. Welcome to Litsy!!!! 6mo
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Just recently discovered Libby, it makes it so easy to borrow Kindle books from the library-- I feel like I've discovered a bunch of treasure. 😊

I've read most of the Jack Reacher books, so this one should be fun.

Griffin, my 16 lb cat, approves. Or, wants to mark my Kindle as his territory, or both. But he probably wants attention and food.

Slajaunie He‘s adorable! 6mo
sprainedbrain I ❤️ Libby! Welcome! 6mo
JoScho Welcome to Litsy! We love cats around here! #catsoflitsy 6mo
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kimba7 Ooh, thank you so much for the tips @tpixie :) Much appreciated 😊 6mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 6mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2w
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