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Joined May 2016

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Magic for Beginners | Kelly Link
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@Christine You may know that Pittsburgh is having a rough time right now. I cannot tell you how blown away and moved I am by your thoughtfulness & generosity just when I need it most. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything. And I now own the best pen ever made!! @monalyisha #WitchPleaseSwap is better than XMAS. Thank you!

Christine Awwww! ❤️ I have been thinking of you all week and feeling so much sadness for Pittsburgh - can‘t imagine what it must be like for all of you who live there. So I‘m even more thrilled to know that this brought some joy to you today! Continuing to send much love and light your way. ❤️ 13mo
Christine And OMG, I‘m glad you like the pen!! I was thinking “I hope she doesn‘t think I‘m crazy sending her a punching witch pen...” but I loved it so much and am glad you also appreciate its brilliance!! 😂 13mo
monalyisha @Christine & @pgh.femme I sent that pen in my package, too! I had a hard time giving it up but there was only one left at the shop. 😅 It‘s so great! I hope you both had a happy #WitchPleaseSwap! 🖤🔮 I‘m glad it could shed some light & warmth for you. 13mo
Christine @monalyisha Haha - great witch minds think alike! 🧙‍♀️👊 13mo
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Pure joy.

vivastory I love this book 1y
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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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How deeply and for how long are our lives a product of things that happened in adolescence? In books, especially a certain type of thriller, the answer to both question is totally. In real life, not so much or perhaps not quite as literally at least.

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Mehso-so

I feel like this is one of those books where the plot hinges on the mc making bad decision after bad decision.

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Deadline | Stephanie Ahn
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A fun queer urban fantasy. This is a good natured queer romp with a hapless masculine of center witch searching for a missing magical sword. There are the usual emotional messy entanglements and a very nicely written BDSM scene. If those things appeal to you, I‘d recommend giving this a try.

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Another absolutely bananas book. I‘m about halfway through, have no idea what is going on and remain intrigued.

BarbaraBB This one is mind-blowing. I loved it but many people hated it. I hope you won‘t! 💕 1y
erzascarletbookgasm This is an interesting one. I‘m like what the @*#& at the end and had to turn back the pages to read again immediately! 1y
Tsaw I don‘t even understand the ending at all. What the heck happened? I will have to google. I just didn‘t get it 1y
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Mehso-so

I think the ‘shocking ending‘ moment should end or at least go on hiatus for a while. This is a fine scary summer movie. I mean book.

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I had a great reading month. The tagged book blew me off my feet.

hannah_frances I love your bookshelf list! 1y
Myhusbandhatesreading It was a great book! 1y
Nute Fabulous! 1y
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Creativity porn.

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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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I liked this and tore through it. I‘m not sure it‘s as deep as it wants to be, but it‘s still a good ride.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Every time I think I‘m done with the coming of age memoir one is released that makes me eat my words. This one lives up to its reputation.

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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Fun. Smart. A bit silly. I enjoyed this. However, Zeus feels there were too many horses and not enough dogs.

Libby1 😍 1y
DGRachel 😍🐶😍 1y
batsy Zeus looks like a top doggo 😍 1y
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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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“Reader. I murdered him.” SOLD!! I‘m enjoying the heck out of this one about midway through

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I feel like this attempt at writing memoir and true crime simultaneously results in failure at both. Neither teenage Weiss nor the crime she is focused on interested me enough to like this book. For a much more successful attempt at this specific genre read Maggie Nelson‘s ‘Jane‘ and ‘The Red Parts‘.

Reviewsbylola I‘ve got this on my TBR. The true crime memoir was a refreshing concept but so far it doesn‘t translate as well as I would hope in some of the other books I‘ve read. 1y
Reggie She got me with the parts about her mother and her. And I thought those parts were gold. But then she threw in the part about a tennis coach, and not being his favorite enough to stalk as an reaffirmation of her self loathing and it turned me off. I think she would have been ok leaving that part out. The whole NYC in the 90‘s being a young female, I totally bought. 1y
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Panpan

Nothing to see here. It has things like vague instructions on making paper snowflakes and advice to take winter beach walks. In good conscience I cannot even count this toward my yearly reading. I‘m moving on to a book about death cleaning which I hope has some substance.

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I am not a graphic novel kind of reader. However, I knew as soon as I finished The Library at Mount Char that I was in danger of a reading slump. When my library emailed me suggesting I‘d like this, I decided to give it a try. Never fuck with the prediction of a library. I LOVED this. I loved the art, the characters, the humor, the queerness. I wish I could take the day off and binge read. I ❤️ my library.

Squidapus One of Squidapus' current favorite comics! So good! 1y
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My partner and I hung out at our kitchen table this evening and made collages. I feel both silly and a little proud.

DivineDiana Fun! 👏🏻 1y
HOTPock3tt ❤️🙌🏽sounds fun to me! 1y
AlaMich I love that!! 1y
Suet624 So fun! (edited) 1y
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Library at Mount Char | Scott Hawkins
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Mind blowing. I have no words for how much I loved this wild ride of a book.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me tooooo!!! 1y
CouronneDhiver I have this one on my shelf still... hopefully I can get to it soon 1y
Reggie How she remakes the sun always gets me in the feels. 1y
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KathyWheeler This is the weirdest little book I‘ve ever read, yet I loved it. 1y
tpixie Most.Bizarre.Book.Ever! 1y
monalyisha Came here to say exactly what everyone else is saying. 😅 This is one of the strangest books I‘ve ever read. 1y
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A successful visit to the library!

Suet624 Great stack! 1y
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A few weeks ago I put this on hold at my library based on a Pick review on Litsy. I began reading it on the trolley this morning and very quickly my reaction was, “Holy shit! What in fresh hell is this?!” I am soooo excited to find a book that rocked me back on my heels. Thanks Littens.

Ashley_Nicoletto This is the exact reaction I had to this book. It's now one of my favorites. It's so twisted and strange in the best ways. 1y
DGRachel (Pardon the screamy, fan girl, all caps, but) I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I never lost the “WTF am I reading” feeling from start to finish. It is incredible! Enjoy!!! 1y
Bookcation74 @pgh.femme @Ashley_Nicoletto @DGRachel Wow! Love the love - moving it up TBR ASAP! 1y
Reggie I very much loved this book. Really great. 1y
KristinaRay I had the same reaction when I read it. Amazing book! 1y
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This novel of the real life relationship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena “Hick” Hickok is a lovely mix of romance, wit and history. It‘s the perfect length to satisfy without bogging down. I adored it.

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Very pretty patterns as you‘d expect from Interweave Knits. I am currently having significant joint pain so I got this from the library knowing it would essentially be knitting porn.

julesG I've ogled this, but I'm not buying any knitting books at the moment. Library, sadly, isn't an option until this is translated into German. 1y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I loved this book about siblings who visited a fortune teller as children and learned when they were going to die. However, I was completely unprepared when there was harm of animals in the book and it knocked it down a few pegs in my enjoyment.

Hazel0303 So thankful for your warning about animal harm - I just finished the Simon section. Will keep my eyes peeled so I can skip those pages. 1y
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Kicking this off on my commute. So far I‘m quite intrigued.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked this one - gives you a lot to think about! 1y
Sumtime77 We are reading this for our August Book Club meeting. I'm excited to get started on it. 1y
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Disturbing and illuminating.

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Uptown Thief | Aya de Len
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I had a great reading month. 10 books. Three are 5 Stars and one is 4! Yay!!

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This show stole my reading time this weekend.

EchoLogical I keep hearing about this. Maybe one day I'll actually watch it. 😅 1y
DGRachel I love this show! 1y
pgh.femme @EchoLogical It is truly fantastic. It‘s gripping and heartwarming simultaneously. The only flaw is that you can‘t eat the delicious baked goods! 1y
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readordierachel Understandable! It's such a delight. 1y
overtheedge I love it too....so much more than baking, too! 1y
CarolynM Another fan here. I miss Mel and Sue, though 1y
Reggie I love how they must have the microphone inside Mar Berry‘s mouth when she chews because that sound of her chewing.... Lolol. It makes me smile. Especially when she says, it‘s got a nice crunch. Indeed, Mary Berry, indeed. 1y
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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A solid three stars. A good summer read that holds your interest without taxing your heart or your brain. I never try to solve a mystery or plot line. I‘m much more interested in going on the ride an author wants me to take. However, at 80% of the way through this I‘d figured out the upcoming plot twist and outcome. Weird.

Prairiegirl_reading I also don‘t try to figure it out. I can‘t stand it when I do figure it in advance. 1y
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Olive Kitteridge | Elizabeth Strout
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Run don‘t walk if you haven‘t read this. A favorite.

pgh.femme Oops. This is for $3. 1y
CarolynM Such a good book 1y
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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I‘m not a big fan of historical novels, but that some of the narrative is contemporary and the descriptions of the Cornwall setting have propelled me forward.

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Half-Resurrection Blues | Daniel Jos Older
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A fun supernatural romp. Like his YA novel, Shadowshaper, this book nearly every character is a person of color. Recommended

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Labrador Pact | Matt Haig
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I‘m not doing 24 in 48, but I am inspired to use a timer when I read this weekend because I‘ve never done it before and I‘m curious. It‘s not likely to go well if Zeus doesn‘t leave me alone though.

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 1y
mabell ❤️🐶😍 1y
mcipher What a beautiful dog!! ❤️ 1y
Briget66 I want him!!! ❤️ 1y
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This graphic feminist memoir of a sexual abuse survivor coming of age during the era of the Yorkshire Ripper seemed to be right up my alley. However, something about this didn‘t work for me that I can‘t quite name. The final drawings were amazing and moving though. I think perhaps someone who reads more graphic books will like this more than I did.

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Winter: A Novel | Ali Smith
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So beautiful. I began thinking it was too clever, too wordy, too mysterious. I then remember I like those things and allow myself to be immersed. I finish thinking I‘ve been intimate with ... the characters? Smith? Words? Story? Imagery? Ideas? I finish feeling utterly moved and unable to say exactly why or how.

Emilymdxn I‘ve really been wanting to read this one! I worried I‘d find the style offputting, I struggled with how to be both but the more I think about it the more I think I should give it another chance 1y
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The Birds of America | John James Audubon
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I bought this as part of a haul from my library‘s used bookstore yesterday. It‘s a 1950 edition, all in color albeit a little yellowed. I got it for only $2!!!!

2BR02B Beautiful illustration! 1y
Lindy Wow! Have you seen the graphic novel biography 1y
pgh.femme @Lindy No! Shelved it. Thank you. 1y
DivineDiana Lovely! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh wow!! Lucky snag!! 1y
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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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Do you like well-written British police procedurals with troubled female MCs? If so, you will probably like this series kick-off because I do and I did.

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Missing, Presumed | Susie Steiner
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My partner locked our keys in the car while we went to an estate sale. I‘m trying to think of it as an opportunity to read.

AJones I hope you didn‘t have to wait long before someone unlocked your vehicle. Look on the bright side, you had your Kindle. 😊 1y
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The Goddesses: A Novel | Swan Huntley
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I get tired of reading about youngsters (get off my lawn) so the topic of what is essentially a woman‘s midlife crisis appealed. Pahoa, Big Island is my happy place so the setting was perfect. The twists and turns of an obsessive friendship between a free spirit and a housewife were fun to read. Sadly, the writing is uber clunky. It crosses the line into distracting from the story. It‘s a shame because it could have been perfect. It just wasn‘t.

tpixie Another sweet adult coming of age Book is 1y
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Took a mental health day and hung out with Eleanor Oliphant by the local pool. All in all she was a marvelous companion.

ManyWordsLater Sounds like the best kind of day. 1y
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Exhilarating. I am not a fan of short stories, generally speaking. These, however, are relentless in their demand to be read and absorbed. Five stars.

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A bookerly breakfast.

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Neuromancer (Anniversary) | William Gibson
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Vastness is our home.

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This book is amazing. If you haven‘t read it, it is worth $3

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That may not be the version of the story you‘re familiar with. But I assure you, it‘s the one you need to know.

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Outline: A Novel | Rachel Cusk
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I cannot decide what why I think of this book. It feels like an emotionless intellectual exercise in which every character describes feelings and never feels anything at all. And yet. And yet. I find it a somehow compelling narrative just the same. In the end because of its brevity I‘m declaring it a pick.

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Uptown Thief | Aya de Len
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Revolutionary erotica.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Notes taken while reading this book. I found it very useful as I try to work through some health issues. It is very definitely Buddhist, though. That works for me quite well, but may be off-putting for some folks.