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nichollinlove

Joined May 2019

"Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are."
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I'm a Gay Wizard | V.S. Santoni
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Mehso-so

I love the idea of this book. Two LGBTQ kids ripped away from life as they know it, are put into a new life that's differently and equally dangerous but in this new life, they have the power to change it.

I love the characters. I had trouble with the pacing of the plot and some of it's support was inconsistent. Johnny's dialect teetered young and old both, making it hard to stay with him.

I still don't know if I liked the book or not.

⭐⭐

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I chose Daisy Jones as an audiobook and I was impressed. I LOVE that it was set up like listening to an HBO special via podcast.

The story broke my heart and every time I thought someone would do something unforgivable and force me to write them off - they earned my trust back.

I both admired and hated Daisy, especially early on. And the Six, for as many of them as there were to follow, I felt like I knew them all. Understood them even.

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I finished ACOMAF yesterday and finished decorating the inside of the house yesterday for christmas. So this absolutely hits for me 😂

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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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An excellent part 2 to ACOTAR! I hesitated to read this knowing ahead of time that alliances were shifting. I struggled at first because of the changes but was completely captivated around 100-150 pages in. Feyre has mastered her new self, now she must believe in herself to save the world as they know it!

Can't wait to read 3 (A Court of Wings and Ruin)!

⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Gilly Salt Sisters | Tiffany Baker
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The Gilly sisters have deep rooted, small town-style secrets to tell in this story. Some of which they share early on and others they hold on to until almost the end. A dense story that will require your full attention. Less magic and more tragedy than I had initially expected. A story that at the end feels like it needed to be exposed and brought to life to lift and release the darkness of it's secrets. A coming of age story for two sisters. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

readingjedi Nice review, stacked 🙂 2w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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The narrator was AWESOME. She kept the content easy to stay engaged with.

Queenie is inspiring and relatable. I could never pretend to understand the racism she faced, even (appallingly) in her sexual encounters, but I can understand the depression paired with anxiety that drives bad decisions that you regret before making. The rawness of her story brings her to life. I hope to someday see a book #2 of a happy and healed Queenie.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Megabooks I absolutely loved this book!! One of my favorites this year. 3w
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OKAY. So unpacking my feelings on this one leaves me in a weird place. 😂 I don't typically read fantasy or romance. I do, however, do magic and love. Even though ACOTAR is over 400 pages, it's a quick read. I am invested in the characters and the story unfolding, BUT I also see a parallel to the Twilight series and feel silly at 33 for vibing into this book like I did. I'm ready to see where Feyre's journey takes her in the future. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

sprainedbrain Don‘t feel silly... I loved it at 41. 😂 Also, book 2 is where it took off for me! 🔥🔥🔥 3w
nichollinlove My SIL handed me book two tonight! I'm tempted to start it and continue to get nothing done this week 😂 3w
CareBear 💯 @sprainedbrain book 2 🔥 🔥 it‘ll completely change your mind about the twilight vibe. 3w
TK421 I loved this series! It keeps getting better with each book. 3w
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Untitled | Unknown
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This month's book haul at the local Friends of the Library sale was 50% off - so I paid TWO DOLLARS for all of these. I picked some off my TBR list and some that I've now added to the list!!

Sarahreadstoomuch You‘ve got yourself some good ones there! Nice! 4w
Chrissyreadit Great deal! I enjoyed several of those. 4w
CoffeeCatsBooks Wow, you have some great titles in theirs too! Score! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Great stack!👍 4w
Curiouser_and_curiouser Score! I picked up a few Jodi Picoult book in a book haul recently too! How exciting! Enjoy :) 2w
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There's a quote on the cover of the book that absolutely nails my opinion of it.

"One of those books you want to live in for a little while."

An adorable, romantic comedy fiction. I loved the characters and I loved the antics. A feel good book for any season but fits the vibes of a Christmas Hallmark movie. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

UwannaPublishme One of my favorites, too! 🙌🏻 4w
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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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This incredible and true story brings an entirely fresh set of eyes to what I have typically read of the Holocaust. Lale's unique position, at the very least, probably saved his life. His accounts of what was happening in both camps he worked in coupled with his love for not just her but just about every other person he came into contact with made for a deeply moving story of human spirit and tenacity.

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Currently listening to this book and it's such a true statement!!

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This story was enchanting. Bright, imaginative characters that really came to life. Their intertwined fates paired with curses and magic really gave the plot it's roots. Sadness and hope braided tightly together through time. I only wished the author had spent more time on the "what's next" part for the characters.

You can read this book at leisure but you'll also find yourself with an itch to see where the next chapter is taking you. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Love Anthony | Lisa Genova
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I personally loved Anthony's perspective. I didn't think I would in the beginning but it feels genuine. The representation of his voice lifts a veil of hardship and sadness that I typically have viewed ASD under. Not to lessen the validity of either for any parent, but to better understand a POV from the person with the disorder.

No big twist or surprise, it was obvious a mile away. I could hardly wait until the obvious happened. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

knoves I fricken love that cute little pumpkin.
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Nute I read Still Alice. That was heart wrenching. I didn‘t think that I was ready for this author again especially with the topics she writes about, but your comment “lifting the veil of hardship and sadness” begs me to reconsider. 1mo
nichollinlove @Nute I haven't read Still Alice but have read reviews saying the writing isn't as good in Love Anthony. The author left everything on the table for the most part, and I didn't mind in this case. I really took to the parts that were being told from the perspective of the boy with ASD. It's easy to see the hard parts of most any disorder or disease, Anthony himself gave voice to the beauty and simplicity of his. I reccomend on his behalf the most. 1mo
Nute Love this thoughtful review!💕 1mo
melissajayne As someone who lives with ASD on a daily basis, it is hard and feels like a constant struggle at times. 3w
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Love Anthony | Lisa Genova
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What I do with a book VS what he does with a book 🤦🏼‍♀️

YO - I'm reading that potholder!! 😂😂

** Seriously, this book is a tearjerker. Can't wait to review when I'm finished!!

UwannaPublishme 😂😂😂 1mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I think it's important to either like mythology or be open to liking mythology to enjoy this book. I like it more than I thought I did.

Circe is so very human despite being a nymph goddess. In her faults, mistakes, weaknesses, guilt and gluttony. Also human in her capacity to love, share compassion, wit and inner strength. She could be grit and power when brought to task. I loved her story and felt she got the ending she most deserved.

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SamAnne Reading right now and loving the story, writing and Circe. 2mo
nichollinlove @SamAnne I hope you love the end as much as I did! 2mo
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Another book about witches, that I love. Silver will tarnish in a man's pockets if he's kissed a witch. A nail in a witch's shoes will slow them down. Carry lavendar for luck. Rules of Magic. This story is of 3 Owens children through the expanse of their lives. Learning that some rules change and some remain the same. Sometimes the predictions for your future aren't what they seem to be in the present. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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What better way to pass time in a hospital room with a sick kid than to read a book that gets me out of my head? I truly love books about witches. I wish with all my heart that generations of herbal tinctures, stones and words could do the trick to get my baby back home already. We're out of the woods now, reading until we're discharged to go home 💙

DrexEdit Glad everyone's OK and it's just boring sitting around and waiting hospital time. 👍 2mo
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The Book of Summers | Emylia Hall
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I REALLY wanted to like this book with it's beautiful cover and promise of being both "poetic" and "moving". Unfortunately, I skimmed through the last two thirds of the book after reading the first 100 pages and feeling like I've read a page's worth of information. For me, it was very long winded and spent a lot of time on details that just didn't matter. I hate feeling this way about a book but I just couldn't find my heart in it.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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This book was AMAZING! Cussy Mary is a fantastic character that leaves you wanting to saddle a horse and join the Pack Horse Library initiative. A story surrounded by real events in time. Her journey is sometimes hard but inevitably whole. I cried some and laughed some and learned some. I think that's exactly what Cussy aimed to do delivering all those books to her patrons! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Can't wait to read this in black and white print in the future! ❤

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Rose Under Fire | Elizabeth Wein
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Any Littens (that's what we're calling ourselves right?) read Code Name Verity AND Rose Under Fire? I haven't read Code Name Verity and I'm trying to decide if I should stop reading Rose now (I'm only 55 pages in) and read Verity first. Through the reviews I've read, this book references a character from the other throughout it. I'd hate for this book to be a less meaningful experience if I read it first. Help! Anyone?!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book was beautiful. Ove is a grumpy old man. It's clear as to why and you love him because of the why. The writing is somber and comical. It's simple and meaningful. Ove is a man that feels tangible and it feels very much so like a loss to end the book and his story.

This book didnt make me anxious to change pages. Instead, it caught my breath and gave me pause multiple times. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Catsandbooks This book made me cry ugly tears. I loved it! 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks This is one of my favorite and it made me cry 😭😭 3mo
nichollinlove This book easily made it's way into my favorites list and I cried too! How could you not?! 3mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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"He was a man of black and white. And she was all color. All the color he had." I'm around half way through and I just love this book. All the feels ?

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Untitled | Unknown
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Book sale sponsored by the local library! You get to fill and keep a reusable bag for 6 bucks! 😍😍 I love a sweet deal, even more when it's a #bookhaul!!

SW-T Nice haul! 😊 3mo
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Kitchen House (Original) | Kathleen Grissom
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Mehso-so

I was determined to like this book after I read a bad review about the white author telling the story from a black slave's POV. I didn't have an issue with that so much as I did the story panning out half way through the book. It seemed melodramatic and the main character became very wishy-washy, when she was so tenacious and firm in herself to start. The book ties up neatly at the end and I will read the companion novel Glory over Everything. ⭐⭐⭐

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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This book is a wonderful excerpt into the lives of so many women. Each woman relatable to some version of yourself that you've already been or currently are. It's easy for me to relate to Madeline a busy bee mom but I've also been Jane, a "silly girl", and been a part of Celeste's mindset of "I've done this to myself". It is a powerful reminder of an unspoken bond many women share. I look forward to reading more books by Liane Moriarty. 5/5 stars.

Lisa0223 Ok I‘m definitely going to read this book! I love it when I can really relate to the characters. Thanks 3mo
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Such a true statement about parents in general. We get big headed when our children are good about something, it usually requires another child of your own to disprove yourself. 😂

Caroline2 Yes!! So true! 😉 3mo
Myshelfawareness I love this effect 😍 3mo
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@Megabooks Thanks for the chance to win. I chose this book because I read it while I was on vacation over the week of July 4th and really.. what's more summer memorable than that?! #25etsy

Megabooks 😁 I liked this book, too! Thanks for entering! 4mo
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Sweetgirl | Travis Mulhauser
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I really liked this book. Both perspectives shine a light on the really hard to discuss and largely gray area of addiction's moral compass and one's ability to contain their addiction.

I truthfully think this scenario could happen anywhere in our country. I also think this story could easily be turned into a movie. The focus of this book is simple, the characters only slightly complex in the viewfinder in which we see them though.

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I picked up Big Little Lies on sale while on a Target run last Thursday and my sister in law picked up the other three gems at a sale at our local library! Where do I start?! 😍

erzascarletbookgasm Big Little Lies! 😉 4mo
nichollinlove I finished season 2 of the series on HBO not long ago so I've been itching for more of those characters. I think it's a great place to start! 4mo
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Alice Network | Kate Quinn
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In a move I rarely ever make, I read this book cover to cover. The author used historical events and people to weave the fictional character's story to life. I love the Author's Note and P.S. at the back of the book. Some of the small triumphant parts where I cheered were historically accurate, adding to the authenticity of fictional Eve. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

DebinHawaii Such a great book! 📚🤗 4mo
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Alice Network | Kate Quinn
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I am about half way through this book and I don't want to put it down! I know I won't have time to finish it tonight but I am caught up in the suspense of spies and mysterious disappearances. I've realized I know so little about the first world war and find myself looking up little details in relation to the story line.

Aims42 This was such a page-tuner, I loved it too!! 4mo
jenniferajanes Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 This one is on my TBR. I think I have it as an audiobook. 4mo
DebReads4fun I loved this book! 4mo
MellieAntoinette Wait for it! Her second WWII spyrama is super compelling as well! Read it on a weekend! 4mo
nichollinlove Thanks @MellieAntoinette ! I'm going to add that to my stack and pick it up sooner than later! 4mo
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This book is bittersweet. There is a lot of heaviness and sadness. It's not magical realism as I am accustomed to and I think that makes this book a bit more of a stand out in the genre. They say don't judge a book by the cover but the title of this book is perfect for the story. It's strange, beautiful and full of sorrow. The longer I mull the story around in my mind the more I love it. Just bittersweet. 4 out of 5 for me.

chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! That sounds amazing! 4mo
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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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This book was a fun and quick read. I'm a big fan of magical realism and the author did a wonderful job at blending two worlds together. I especially loved the villain. He stuck with me, even when I wasn't reading anymore.

I would love to see a sequel to this book. The author left room for the story and characters to grow, even across continents. I'm not often left elated at the end of a book but this one does it!

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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My reading buddy is all snuggled in and ready to spend some time reading Bone Gap.

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I read many times over that the author really illustrates the book with her words and I was not disappointed. It was easy to "settle in" with Kya and follow her journey. I only wish the end had been more like the beginning but as with real life, time changes everything. I truly enjoyed this book. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

DebReads4fun Great review! 5mo
cherinium The language was the best part of this book. You can tell that Owens is a lover of the natural world. 🦞 5mo
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This book is full of so many insightful ideas. It's taking way longer to read this than anticipated but I catch myself lost in thought after a sentence or a paragraph. I also find myself taking pictures of pages. I almost want to take a highlighter to pages.

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Excited to start this today!

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The Memory Garden | Mary Rickert
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This book was a fun read, though I am partial to books that include witches and a little magic. This book was quirky and I think that improves my feelings about it.

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Bone Gap | Laura Ruby
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I have a different type of "bookie". @KaraWines places bets on what I'll like and then delivers. I'm never disappointed with what I get!

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Birthdays: Beyond Cake and Ice Cream | Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton
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Happy Birthday @Jerdencon ! Thanks for the chance to buy books on you!

#49BDAYGIVEAWAY

Jerdencon Thanks for joining 😀 6mo
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I know I'm late to the party that is this book BUT I enjoyed this book very much. There are so many complex emotions throughout this book and I think everyone's story is told well.

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And Then You Loved Me | Inglath Cooper
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This book had the potential to do something more in the end to tie everything together and it simply fell short of that. I loved the story, the characters, I just wish it could've pulled together better towards the end.

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And Then You Loved Me | Inglath Cooper
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Catching up on what's happening with Becca while my son gets to build a cool new rock collection. It's a perfect Friday afternoon.

KaraWines That is a perfect Friday afternoon! What are you reading. 6mo
nichollinlove And Then You Loved Me by Inglath Cooper. It was an Amazon impulse buy. We'll see if it holds to it's reviews. Though, I've honestly never met a book I didn't enjoy in atleast some aspect. 6mo
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Firefly Dance | Sarah Addison Allen, Kathryn Magendie, Phyllis Schieber
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The book was okay. All the stories feel a little like an excerpt from the center of a larger book but I suppose that's the point. Maybe I'm just used to getting more magical realism from SAA.

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It was fun to read from generation to generation, like a family tree with great detail. I felt connected to the characters in a way I do with my own lineage. There were many quiet, strong women that championed in my heart as well. Also, as with all families, some characters that you didn't really care for. Overall, this book was slower read for me but I feel as if I looked through my own scrying stone and saw history in it's intimate moments.

tammysue Welcome to Litsy, Nicholl! 👋🏻📚💗 6mo
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I picked this up and put it back down two books ago. I'm going to stick it out this time and read it through. It wasn't so much uninteresting as it was slow to start. I'll provide another update when I'm fully engulfed by this book 😂

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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It's a romantic thriller, so it's more romance than I am accustomed to in what I read but the twists and turns of the book left me truly questioning motives and questioning if my original opinions were correct. This book leaves you with some mystery and I love that.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher

They won't kill us for the same reason they won't sanction abortions. We've turned into necessary evils, objects to be fucked and not heard.

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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon

"My grandfather told me once that happiness is an expression of gratitude. And it‘s never wrong to be grateful."

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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