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Joined September 2016

Books make my world go 'round. You can find me on Instagram @cats_food_books and on Goodreads under my name.
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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Love this cover 🧡 After a long library hold, finally getting to this book for the #24in48 #readathon

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This book is just blowing me away from the depth of the writing and everyday life it so vividly describes. So glad I started my #24in48 #readathon with Pachinko 📘

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The best memoir I've read in a long time. This is not an easy read, but the brutal honesty is incredible. I have many takeaways from this book, but perhaps the biggest one is a greater understanding of the dynamics within our culture that perpetuate an additude that it is ok to look down on those who are not the 'standard size'. As someone who is "curvy" and has been that way most of my life, this book was a much needed read.

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This book has some cutting points by Roxane Gay about fat and our culture and while it's mostly a serious read, I couldn't help but laugh out loud at this comment about yogurt commercials. Does anyone else out there feel this way about those ridiculous ads??

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"You've been reading this all night - pay attention to me now!" This book has totally sucked me in - I'm so glad I finally picked this up! It has a diverse cast of characters and tackles topics like privilege, sexuality, and race. Loving the humor, writing, and the characters so far ? #catsoflitsy #eveningreading #sotired #butmustkeepreading

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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New shiny hardcovers are lovely in their own right, but I also love checking out books that are cracked and battered from being thumbed through and enjoyed so many times 💜 I've heard so much about this series so I'm looking forward to getting started!

Rachellynnwright I feel the same way, I like buying crinkly used books that have clearly been loved! 2y
Rachellynnwright P.s. I just started this book today (used crinkly copy of course) and I'm really liking it so far! Hope you do too! 2y
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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I can relate way too much to Cath lately 😩

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Monstress Vol. 2 | Marjorie Liu
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Working hard on my #24in48 #readathon stack in the park

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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It didn't take me very long to realize this writing style just wasn't for me. I had heard this was one of those books where you're either going to be ok with the obnoxious characters or you're not and I guess I fall into the latter category. I haven't had a DNF happen during a #24in48 #readathon before, so this was disappointing on a couple of levels.

ReviewsandReadathons I didn't love this one either. I did read the other 2 books though and everyone seemed slightly less obnoxious. But I totally get not finishing! 2y
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The End of Summer | Tillie Walden
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First book finished for #24in48 #readathon! While I wasn't expecting the dark turns the story took, I overall really enjoyed this book. Like with all of Tillie Walden's work, the art is consistently astonishing. I also would really like to have a giant cat named Nemo... please?? 😻

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First book for the #24in48 #readathon ? I'm getting a late start, but Arya was super helpful when I was putting my outfit together. This shirt is from #outofprintclothing (Arya is covering the part that says "Life is sweet"). #catsoflitsy

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Probably my favorite volume in the series so far - Squirrel Girl tackles online dating and unwanted advances from Mole Man! 🐹

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Super excited about my #libraryhaul this evening and so is Arya - so many new books to lay on and sniff 😸 #catsoflitsy #librariesrock

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I had the privilege to see the wonderful Jessamyn Stanley interviewed tonight at the Boston Public Library. Her book is empowering for a curvy woman like myself and hearing her speak in person about body image and self worth almost brought me to tears several times. I'm in a much more powerful and positive mood now 💪

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I can relate to this line 🤣 in an otherwise serious book the spots of humor really shine through. So glad I'm finally getting to this book! #ya #weekendreads

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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She was a thief, a runaway, a pirate, a magician.
She was fierce, and powerful, and terrifying.
She was still a mystery.
And he loved her.

It's always​ bittersweet to end a series with characters you've come to know and love. This was a dark and action-packed ending to some of the best fantasy writing I've had the pleasure to read recently.

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At the park with #ruthreichl today. I am loving this book and I'm sad I'm almost done. I'm definitely going to read some of her other works next. If anyone has any good food writing recommendations, let me know! 🍔🥞🧀🥘🍉🍓🥕🥑

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Holy cats - I picked this up on a whim this evening and I haven't been able to put it down. If you like food writing, this is a must. I've never read such lovely and eloquent descriptions of food before. 🍄🧀🍱🍩 🌶️
#ruthreichl #food #foodwriting

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A Conjuring of Light | V. E. Schwab
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Faye is sharing my excitement in finally getting to start #aconjuringoflight
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#catsoflitsy #veschwab #shadesofmagic #series #trilogy

Suzze Looks like she's more excited about keeping you from reading. 🐱 3y
redheadreads @Suzze she did this with every book I read today - she loves reading time! 😹 3y
Suzze @redheadreads Tink does the same thing, sits on what I'm reading. 3y
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I just want to state for the record that I love Nancy Whitehead and her extreme straightforward-ness. Has anyone else ever been caught talking to themselves in public and wanted to say this? I know I sure have 😸

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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My favorite #bookmark is one I cross-stitched 🦁💛 #riotgrams #16

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The #moomintroll series are among some of my favorite children's books, so I'm featuring one with an amazing cover for #riotgrams #11. You totally want to know what is up with the creepy dude with the red eyes 🎩 don't ya?

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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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My #comics from the library for #riotgrams day #10. I read Giant Days yesterday during a snow day ❄️ and I absolutely loved it. Also, if you've been curious about #squirrelgirl, but haven't read it, read it!! One of the funniest comics out there, filled with lots of great squirrel puns 🐹

Marktwainbutstupid #squirrelgirl is so great...the opening pages of her twitter account make me laugh every time! 3y
redheadreads @Marktwainbutstupid Yes, I love those!! I always look forward to "Letters from Nuts" at the end of each issue too! 3y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My #bookishgoods for #riotgrams. This is my favorite tote from @strandbookstore and if I may say, a very accurate sentiment 😺

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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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My #favoritevillian for #riotgrams (still catching up 😸) is the Terrible Trivium, who is symbolic of all the time we spend wasting on meaningless tasks, including those we put upon ourselves to complete. Anybody else out there a fan of The Phantom Tollbooth or have another favorite villain from the book?

BookFreakOut 🙋 Here here! He's a good one, the Doldrums too. Waaay closer to real life than I'd care to admit, though. The Whether Man was always my favorite character purely for his silliness. 😊 3y
redheadreads @BookFreakOut Yes, so true about the Doldrums!! And I love the Whether Man - he's so adorable 😺 3y
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Neverwhere | Neil Gaiman
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This was for day 3 of the #riotgrams challenge - "one word titles" - and includes my favorite #neilgaiman book, Neverwhere ?️

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How to Be a Woman | Caitlin Moran
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I wanted to share some of my pictures from #riotgrams 📖 This is my #shelfie from day 1 of the challenge, which includes the Ken doll from my childhood and a Donny Osmond doll, and they are in fetching attire 💐

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#libraryhaul for the day!! I've already read the first two volumes of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, but it's been awhile so I'm going to do a quick re-read of those and then start the third volume. I'm looking for some lighter and/or shorter reads for this month, since this year is not off to a great start - anybody have any recommendations along those lines?? 😺 #comics #ya

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Little Star | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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An interesting metaphor for falling away from yourself. This quote comes after a particularly nasty bullying scene.

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On how relationships can go wrong.

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My last book for the #24in48 #readathon. I've heard a lot of great things about this book so I'm looking forward to diving into it! I'm very happy with my reading this weekend - I finished 3 books, continued progress in 2 books, and started 2 others! 😺 I wish every weekend could be like this! #catsoflitsy

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Alice | Christina Henry
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3 out of 5 stars. Read this if you'd like a dark and perverted take on Alice in Wonderland (if you're wondering where the perversion comes in, just wait until you read what the Caterpillar and the Walrus do to women). I found the dialogue to be stilted at times and the main characters somewhat one-dimensional, but there are a lot of twists and suspense to keep you moving along. This is my third book finished for the #24in48 #readathon!!

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Alice | Christina Henry
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Arya is helping me read this particular selection for the #24in48 #readathon.

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
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Starting off day 2 of the #24in48 #readathon with some more entries from the Atlas Obscura book. This one details the "Park of the Monsters" built in the 16th-century. Salvador Dali later visited and found inspiration for his artwork!

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Little Star | John Ajvide Lindqvist
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Still making my way through this book, which I started earlier this week. #Lettherightonein is one of my favorite books. While I'm enjoying this so far, it has to be one of the more disturbing books I've ever read.

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We the Animals | Justin Torres
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4 out of 5 stars. Lyrical, touching, and dark. My second book finished for the #24in48 #readathon.

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My sleepy #shelfie for the #24in48 #readathon with the #cheshirecat

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Push: A Novel | Sapphire
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My ambitious #TBR for the #24in48 #readathon. I'm starting with Push, which I've been meaning to read for ages!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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This book is well-written, powerful, and very moving. I will be recommending this book for a long time to come.

valeriegeary Recently finished this one too, and I can't stop telling people about it! 3y
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