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swishandflick

swishandflick

Joined June 2016

NYC // Ravenclaw // INFP
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Seduction in Death by J D Robb
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This week was a bit of a doozy. If anyone needs me, I'll be cozied up, spending quality time with my bookshelf all weekend 📚

PS: What are you reading right now? Anything you'd recommend?

Linsy Perfect self care! 4h
Tamra Sounds perfect! 4h
megzlynn It is amazing! 4h
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lele1432 Listening to the audio of The Reckless Oath We Made, but I don't think you liked that one. 😂 And also started this one. 4h
Cfmamareads Definitely recommend 4h
Branwen Sounds like the perfect weekend! You deserve it! 💕I'm reading Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo! It's amazing so far! 😀 4h
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The backstory isn't quite as endearing as most of Tessa's more recent stuff, but all of her signature chemistry and wit is there so it's still a pick overall ❤️

Ashley_Nicoletto ❤️ Love a Tessa Dare! 8h
ravenlee I‘m having a Tessa day too! My current read is 4h
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The Last Widow: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Phenomenal! At some point maybe I'll stop being shocked when Slaughter exceeds my already high expectations, every single time. Here's hoping she continues to crank out these books, bc I don't know how I'll ever say bye to Will Trent 🤗

vivastory I think I heard somewhere that the next Will Trent is supposed to be published next year 3d
swishandflick @vivastory Yes! 👏🏽 It's called 3d
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The Last Widow: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I've been falling down the rabbit hole that is start/stopping library books and feeling guilty because of how long I was on the waitlist for them. So I decided to put my Kindle to the side for a sec and reach for a pinch hitter that I'd been saving, the most recent Karin Slaughter 👏🏽

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Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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Bailedbailed

Bailing at 35%. I gave it 4 days and 275 pages, but it's taking a realllyyy long time to get anywhere and I just can't imagine slogging through 525 more pages before it's due back to the library. Bummer bc I've heard good things, but maybe just not what I'm in the mood for at the moment? 🤔

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This is a really hard choice, but I'd probably have to have endings spoiled because it would suck to never be satisfied 😱

CollyRae Unsatisfied in what way? The ending is just terrible, or every book ends in an unresolved cliff hanger? 1w
swishandflick @CollyRae 🤷🏽‍♀️ I didn't create the graphic, just reposting 😄 1w
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1. Tessa Dare is truly a gem - this book is a phenomenal addition to the series and I absolutely inhaled it in one sitting. I have yet to read something of hers that I'm not completely enamored with!

2. My bag made it onto the flight! Yay! Never have I ever been so relieved to see it come around the carousel 😂. And thank goodness too, because my original flight out of Orlando is still grounded and not scheduled to leave for another two hours!

Jemgirl2014 I agree! Such a fantastic read!!! 2w
Michollio I LOVE Tessa Dare 💙💙💙 2w
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My flight home from Orlando was massively delayed (like 6+ hours delayed 🙈) so I wrangled my way onto an earlier flight into LGA instead of JFK. It will be a minor miracle if my checked bag made it on the plane too, but in the meantime it won't do me any good to worry about it so I'm digging into this gem of a book and hoping it will keep me distracted 🛫

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Sweater Weather | Alexis Hughes
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All year long ❤️🍂📚

Maike ❤️ 2w
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Mehso-so

A little underwhelming, if I'm being honest. Though a bit of that could probably be attributed to a busy week and scarce time to read, I was just bored. Could be a good pick for folks who enjoy romance of the PG "closed door" variety though!

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Done with the conference and enjoying a few extra days in the Orlando sun. Got some reading in at the Volcano Bay water park yesterday, but I haven't really connected with this book or the characters yet so it's feeling like a bit of a slog. Probably not the best choice for a busy week with minimal time to read, but I was trying to balance my library holds 😆.

Loving this brief, sunny respite before heading back to fall in NYC 🍂

Zelma Envious. That‘s my hometown and it‘s still home to me. 2w
Alfoster Hopefully it will pick up for you! I really liked it! 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Welp, was gonna get Imaginary Friend since I'm not feeling this month's picks, but I hesitated and now it's sold out. So no #BOTM for me this month 😩

Reviewsbylola Oh no, bummer! 2w
TheBookHippie Same!!! 2w
Tex2Flo I jumped on it the SECOND I saw it listed. Can‘t wait for it to arrive. 2w
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eanderson I waited too long for it as well. Decided to just skip. Kinda stinks! 2w
Skyrimir I missed it too!!! 2w
Caseycarnage Same! 😭😭😭 If only I would have been able to choose a YA instead. I really wanted the beautiful. 2w
rather_be_reading sold out?! omg 3d
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The Hunger Games | Suzanne Collins
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A forthcoming Hunger Games prequel? Say what now?!

Tera66 What?! Shut the front door! 2w
swishandflick @Tera66 I know, right?! 😱 2w
Lina.jam OMG! I‘m so excited! I love those books!! 1w
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I'm in Orlando for work this week, attending the Grace Hopper Conference (for women in tech). But ya'll - Google gave us Universal park tix and we're having a private kick off event in Diagon Alley after hours (😱). I've got my butterbeer and am basically just living my best life 😂

Soubhiville ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️! 2w
lele1432 So fun!! I love Universal 2w
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 2w
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That-Bookish-Hiker That‘s so awesome! Live it up! 2w
MamaGina Such an amazing place and the butter beer is fantastic!⚡️ 2w
Scochrane26 So jealous but happy for you! I ❤️hpworld. 2w
Mandoul I have no idea what butter beer is but it sounds amazing 😃 enjoy! 2w
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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I wasn't really feeling this month's #BOTM picks and was planning to skip, but then I discovered that you apparently don't have to pick one of the new ones if you start with a "member favorite". So now I'm trying to decide whether or not to get Imaginary Friend so that I can add on Wayward Son (which is what I really want). I guess it's a horror, which at least makes sense for October? ??

What do you think I should do? Skip or nah? ?

JanuarieTimewalker13 This is good info!! Thank you! Had no idea you can use your point for a member favorite. Go for it!! 3w
allthingskayla That‘s what I did. I wasn‘t feeling any of October books and was thinking of skipping as well, but I really wanted The Beautiful. I chose Imaginary Friends since it looks interesting and added on The Beautiful since I really wanted it. 3w
DGRachel This is the second time I‘ve chosen the member favorite instead of any of the standard options, so I say go for it. I almost added Wayward Son, but I have Carry On in standard hardback and I want Wayward Son in the same format, not BOTM Edition. 3w
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Betrayal in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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Gym this morning followed by brunch, a cocktail, and a book this afternoon. I enjoyed this book same as the others, though I'm hoping the series will start to shake up the whole "every murder being investigated seems to have a big connection to Roarke and/or his empire" angle. I love him and all, but that hand is well overplayed at this point.

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Mehso-so

I feel like I should prefice this by saying that my sister was in town the last week so my reading time was few and far between, I read this book in short bursts and it certainly didn't help. I love Laura Lippman in general, and this was written very well, but the twist didn't do it for me and the ending felt a bit anticlimactic. Loved the use of shifting perspectives though!

UnabridgedPod I felt the same way. 😕 3w
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Three words: HARRY POTTER WALLPAPER. I may need to redecorate my house, I'm actually a bit obsessed with the dark "Black Family Tree" print ?

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Mitch Very cool - I‘ve walked past their shop a bunch of times, guess I should pop in. ( And it‘s just behind Foyles - add it to the list @Soubhiville !) (edited) 1mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai I saw this on instagram. In their 'stories' they have pictures that you can screenshot for phone wallpapers so I grabbed em! ❤️ 1mo
Scochrane26 The family tree wallpaper is beautiful. 1mo
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Before and After: A Novel | Rosellen Brown
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Non-bookish post (apologies for that) but I wanted to share with my Litsy fam. This past year has been a journey - I had weight loss surgery, started working out 4x/wk, completely overhauled my diet, and lost 75 pounds. These two pictures were taken exactly one year apart (😱). I'm just here to say - never be afraid to go after what you want!

WLS also sometimes has a weird stigma, so I'm trying not to hide that part of me. I'm proud of myself!

Librarybelle Congratulations! ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Megabooks Wow! Congratulations!! 🥳🥳 1mo
VioletBramble Congratulations. 👏 1mo
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cherinium Congrats! It sounds like you made a full commitment by making complete lifestyle changes. I think that's the key! 👏👏👏👏 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm That's fantastic! You look great and you look like you feel great too! 1mo
QuietlyLaura Congratulations! We are all so proud of you! 👏🎉💕 1mo
JulietBooks Very inspiring! Congratulations, girl! 1mo
JenReadsAlot Thanks for sharing that amazing journey! 1mo
GypsyKat Wow! What an incredible accomplishment!!! Thank you for sharing! 👏👏👏👏👏👏 1mo
TheDaysGoBy Great job! 1mo
Lcsmcat 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
Crazeedi So great ! Congrats, 👏❤ 1mo
lele1432 Wow congrats!! 🥳🥳 1mo
mrp27 👏🏽🎉👏🏽🎉 1mo
sprainedbrain That‘s awesome! Congratulations to you! ❤️ 1mo
BookwormAHN 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
GripLitGrl That's awesome congrats🎉 1mo
Kalalalatja You go 👏👏👏 1mo
JennyM Well done 👍😘 1mo
kezzlou85 Well done. ❤ 1mo
LeahBergen You‘re awesome! ❤️❤️ 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Congrats! 🎉 That‘s fantastic! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congrats! What a fantastic journey, I admire your hard work, determination! ❤️ 1mo
k.reads.5 So awesome, congratulations! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Good for you! Congratulations! 💪🏼 1mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 1mo
Amor4Libros Congrats!!!!! 4w
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Snatched | Karin Slaughter
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I was browsing Libby (like I don't have enough on hand to read 😂) and stumbled on this Will Trent novella! Short stories aren't usually my thing but Slaughter's signature awesomeness was enough to have me inhale this one, like a brief hello to one of my favorite characters. It's unsettling and my heart was in my throat, but a quick, nicely done page-turner!

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What do you think? I would have to slog through that DNF, because not getting to finish my next three reads feels infinitely worse to me 😂

MicheleinPhilly Same. 1mo
Samplergal Doing the DNF is rare for me, but I‘d choose that! 1mo
Megabooks Agree! 1mo
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zezeki Same! 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Definitely answer A for me! 1mo
Amandajoy I‘d go with A 1mo
AnansiGirl Slogging through a DNF is definitely a better option! 1mo
abbsinwonderland Definitely A! 1mo
LauraAndTaraAndBooks A for me too 1mo
LeahBergen Definitely A! 1mo
DrexEdit I'd have to go with A! 1mo
CaramelLunacy Definitely A for me! 1mo
EKonrad A of course!! 1mo
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Fantastic! Totally different from The Gentleman's Guide, but equal parts amazing and a great sequel. Think a lot less romance, and a lot more laugh-out-loud smashing of the patriarchy. Incredibly well done, with interesting characters and important themes, all wrapped up in historical fiction that feels authentic but still fresh and modern 👏🏽

LapReader Love those tequila sunrise nails. 1mo
IamIamIam @LapReader Right?? Her nails are always the best! 1mo
swishandflick Haha, thank you! 🤗 @LapReader @IamIamIam 1mo
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The Silent Wife | Karin Slaughter
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YAAASSS. Slaughter's next Will Trent book has a name 👏🏽 (we just have to wait until Aug 2020 😭)

Captivatedbybooks Last summer i was able to score at the flea market almost all of the will trent for like $10 1mo
swishandflick @Captivatedbybooks Nice!! Love a good deal 😆 1mo
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In the Woods | Tana French
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I'm so excited about this new Starz series based on Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad books! 👏🏽

MicheleinPhilly Me too! 1mo
vivastory Same here!! I just watched the trailer... while wearing my DMS shirt 😄 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. Reading Broken Harbour presently .... my favorite so far .... 👍🏻♥️ (edited) 1mo
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Zelma I like visuals in the advertisement. The trees are very cool. 1mo
CoffeeK8 I‘m so excited for this one! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh I didn‘t know there‘s an adaptation for the book! Must check it out! 1mo
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I've been in LA for work this week and haven't had much time to read. But that view! 😍

LauraJ Welcome! Brace yourself for the heat. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Venice?Groundwork coffee! 1mo
mrp27 Welcome! Enjoy your stay! 1mo
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swishandflick @LauraJ It doesn't even feel hot to me because at least it's not humid 😆 1mo
LauraJ @swishandflick It‘s usually pretty nice by the ocean. 1mo
CafeMom I am glad you are enjoying your visit to LA. I live in Venice Beach. 1mo
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Got in some quality hammock reading time today with a new book 👏🏽

Leftcoastzen Hammocks are lovely! 1mo
merelybookish And a cute selfie to boot! 🙂 1mo
MrsMalaprop Great pic! We are just getting into hammock season here in Western Australia. Will be commissioning mine soon 👏🌞. 1mo
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rachelsbrittain This looks absolutely lovely (and what a great selfie too!) 😍 1mo
marleed I love your photo! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Great selfie 🤳 🤗 1mo
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Sunset Beach | Mary Kay Andrews
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This was good! Several mysteries wrapped up in an interesting backstory that made for a compelling beach read. It was a little longer than it needed to be, so the ending dragged a bit, but overall I'm wondering why I don't pick up Mary Kay Andrews' books more often! 🏖

BarbaraBB That cover is almost the same as that of my copy of 1mo
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It | Stephen King
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"Why spend 6 hours seeing IT when you could spend 45 hours hearing IT?" - Audible's Instagram post

I still haven't made it all the way through this brick of a book, but this made me laugh ?

Laughterhp My friend has been trying to read IT for 3 years! It‘s crazy how long the audiobook is! 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I listened to the audio of this one and loved it! But so incredibly long. 1mo
Kimberlone This is so accurate! My bf and I listened to the audiobook this summer and it is insanely long! 1mo
TK421 Hmmm...spending over 44 hours with Pennywise. 1mo
TorieStorieS The audiobook really is amazing!!! Worth just about every minute!! 🎈🎈 1mo
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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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This was good, though I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as everyone else seems to. Cute, but predictable and schmaltzy and kind of gave me lifetime movie vibes. #BOTM

DivineDiana I do like Lifetime Movies! 😉 1mo
swishandflick @DivineDiana Definitely not a bad thing! Just not what I was in the mood for right now, I think. I was hoping for a little more depth. 1mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Loved, loved, LOVED this book! I was worried that I'd feel election fatigue but was delighted to find myself completely sucked into this gem of an alternate reality where there's a female democratic POTUS, a multi-racial first family (from Texas), and some serious ? between the first son and "Henry" the Prince of Wales (don't let the cutesy cover fool you, this is not "YA" like I thought ?)

Really impressed by this swoony debut! ??? #romance

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Are You Ready for Fall? | Sheila Anderson
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Throw in a bookish candle and a pumpkin spiced cold brew and it's 💯% accurate! 🤓🍂

rather_be_reading yesss!!! 2mo
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HECK 👏🏽 YES 👏🏽 such a great follow up to the first book! Intensely steamy and leaves off in a place that makes me glad I'm already on the waitlist for when the third book comes out ❤️ #romance M/M

(📸 I'm a brunch obsessed New Yorker, what can I say 😆)

Scochrane26 Brunch is the best. 2mo
kspenmoll Yum!! 2mo
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As a southern woman now living in NYC I expected to relate to this at least a little bit, but ultimately found the "humor" to be dated and just kinda boring. The "Southern Lady Code" was basically one sentence per essay and the only one I liked is on the cover. Otherwise, the essays felt like weirdly pieced together ramblings and I only finished because it was short. Bless her heart, Helen was just not my cup of tea I'm afraid.

Lcsmcat Is that “Bless her heart” ⬆️ or “Bless her heart” ⬇️ 😆 2mo
swishandflick @Lcsmcat "Bless her heart" is my own southern lady way of throwing shade sweetly ? 2mo
cathysaid @Lcsmcat 🤣🤣🤣 I see what you did there. Intonation is everything in that phrase. 2mo
Lcsmcat @cathysaid Yep. We can say the same words and mean the exact opposite. It‘s all in the inflection. 2mo
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Judgement in Death | J. D. Robb
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I don't know what it was about this particular instalment that had me hooked from start to finish (more so than usual I mean), but I absolutely inhaled it! May just have really been in the mood for Roarke 😂

(📸 me being a basic b*tch with my delicious pumpkin cream cold brew from Starbucks 😋)

vivastory I will definitely be getting that drink this weekend 2mo
Liatrek Love the In Death Series😊 Roarke and Eve are relationship goals ❤️ 2mo
JenReadsAlot How is that drink? 2mo
swishandflick Real talk, it was so good! @vivastory @JenReadsAlot 2mo
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I was only going to get one but my thumb slipped 🤷🏽‍♀️ #BOTM

Book_ish I couldn‘t decide between Bringing Down The Duke and This Tender Land but I ended up going with This Tender Land because I‘ve heard amazing things and I got A Woman Is No Man as my add on 😊 2mo
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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As a single female with absolutely no desire to have kids, I can't really relate to this sordid tale about a fancy new school for gifted children and the lengths these competitive, wealthy parents will go to to ensure their kid makes the cut (thank goodness). But it's chock-full of juicy drama, compulsive writing, and bad behavior, so I basically just grabbed some popcorn and let myself be entertained 😂 #BOTM

marleed I was completely engrossed in this one! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I just heard it has been optioned for a series! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
whippoorwill815 I also do not want kids but I am totally trash for things like this 😂 stacked !! 2mo
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8little_paws I work for a private school with many, many extremely wealthy families (tuition starts at $32k for pre-k) so I really don't need to read a fictionalized account of it 😂 To be clear, I love my job and think they overall do good stuff here. 2mo
swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly Nice! Makes sense, it definitely gave me "Big Little Lies" vibes sans murder ? 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @8little_paws $32k for pre-K???? That is obnoxious. @swishandflick I definitely had more than a few moments where I was picturing Reese and Laura and Nicole in these roles. 2mo
8little_paws @MicheleinPhilly a lot of the who's who in Chicago send their kids there but there's a surprising amount of non wealthy scholarship kids there too. One of the parents had I believe 10 different luxury cars. All with vanity plates "toy 1" "toy 2" and so on. And a lot of families send multiple children there and ultimately end up giving the school $1M+ all in. 2mo
8little_paws @MicheleinPhilly and in Chicago you are going to spend at least $15k+ for any non subsidized preschool + after school care anyways. City life is a fortune. 2mo
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It's like the unofficial rule of library holds - they always, always, always seem to come in at once! I just started one of last month's BOTM picks and then I'll have to dive into one of these - they're all so different I'm not even sure where to start 😆

Megabooks I enjoyed Southern Lady Code! 2mo
IndoorDame Dread Nation was great! 2mo
CarolynM I love Alexis Hall's books. I've just started a reread of the two Billionaire books in preparation for the final book coming out next month. 2mo
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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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Whew, that was much more intense than the average Nora Roberts book! The romantic plot doesn't come into play until nearly halfway through and there isn't much of a mystery because you're told exactly who the bad guy is early on - but that doesn't make it any less sinister. The mass shooting storyline is a bit too real, but I definitely recommend!

(📸 Book + brunch + soaking in the last of summer by sitting outside to eat for as long as I'm able)

heidisreads I‘ve never read one of hers... but this sounds like something I could get into! Might have to check it out. Thanks! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Yo, I need to come up and have brunch with you! 🤤🤤🤤 2mo
swishandflick @heidisreads If you read it, let me know what you think! 2mo
swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly YES! Anytime 😄 2mo
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The Last Widow: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I've mostly been checking stuff out from the library lately, but a new Slaughter has to stay on my shelf. Now the question is - do I inhale it immediately or save for a rainy day 🤔

Lizpixie Inhale immediately!😤 2mo
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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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"A half-Jewish, half-nothing queer kid moves to an LDS-infested town. He can't wait to leave."

I've read several Christina Lauren adult romances, but this was my first of their YA - I definitely recommend! It gives definite Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda vibes, but takes place deep in a predominantly Mormon town - cue the obvious complications. Felt a bit too churchy for me at times, but well done and tugs the heartstrings! #loveislove ?️‍?

GypsyKat I loved this one! 2mo
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Oof, I don't even know where to start. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was by far my favorite book in 2016 so the bar was set *extremely* high, and sadly, as much as it physically pains me to say it, I didn't enjoy this at all. Gentry's whole medieval speech angle felt forced, tedious, and exhausting. I feel like I just got caught in the crosshairs of a drive-by Renaissance fair. This will be a love it or hate it book, for sure #BOTM #WTF

Cinfhen Hahahaha!!! Perfect review 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
vivastory "the cross-hairs of a drive by Renaissance fair" surely deserves an award for best line in a review ?? 2mo
Megabooks I completely disagree but wonderful review! 2mo
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Cinfhen I think you‘re either gonna love the character of Gentry or hate it! I thought he was wayyyyyyy too gimmicky and reading through his dialogue was annoying @Megabooks @swishandflick also given how popular and fantastic her debut was, this book was too far off the mark for me🥺I‘d still try another by her but this book (for me) was disappointing #KeepingItReal 2mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen Agreed! Although All the Ugly and Wonderful Things wasn't her debut, she has two other lesser-known books! 2mo
Cinfhen Oh, thanks for sharing!! Are her other books good?? 2mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen I liked it much more than Ugly Wonderful, mainly because of the lack of creepy pedophilia vibes! 2mo
swishandflick @Megabooks I can totally get that. I personally felt the opposite despite it being controversial. To each their own! Curious to continue seeing reviews for this book, bc I definitely feel like Gentry as a character will be polarizing. (edited) 2mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen I read Lie Lay Lain a while back and really enjoyed it though I couldn't tell you details. Haha. I haven't read her other one yet, but I have it on my shelf somewhere so it may be time to dig it up 😄 2mo
Cinfhen Both her other books sound intriguing and I feel like I see a bit of a theme / quirky characters & kidnappings 🤪 2mo
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Frozen (Disney Frozen) | Victoria Saxon
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Squeee, I won the Broadway ticket lottery for today's Frozen matinee! I haven't seen it yet and it isn't one that I'd pay top dollar for, even knowing that bc it's Disney it's unlikely to ever go on sale. But $35?! Heck yes! ❄️

JennyM Enjoy! 😊 2mo
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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I do so love when an opening paragraph immediately grabs your attention! #BOTM

Avanders Sounds rough.. 😬 Also, love your profile pic! 😍😘 2mo
Megabooks Loved this book! 💜 2mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! Wow - that does pack a punch 2mo
swishandflick @Avanders Thank you! 🤗 2mo
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A bit humid in NYC today but that didn't stop me from soaking in every bit of summer still left and taking a nice, long stroll that conveniently included one of my favorite pastimes - perusing the $1 carts at @strandbookstore 😍

JanuarieTimewalker13 Love that place!!! Years ago, there was was downtown near the seaport, forgot the street, but I would go on my lunch hour. It‘s such a feel good place! (edited) 2mo
Melissa_J I was there last Wed! I didn‘t buy any books, but I left with a whole bunch of bookish goodies 😊 2mo
slategreyskies I‘m so jealous! I‘ve been wanting to go to The Strand for years! The closest I got was Washington Square Park not last spring but the spring before. I really wanted to go, but we‘d saved that stop for last since we planned on purchasing a lot of heavy books, and my sons were too tired to handle another stop that day. That was the last time I was in NYC. Someday I‘ll get back & go there!! :) 2mo
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squirrelbrain So jealous! ❤️ 2mo
AmyG I miss living in NJ. My son lives in NY and he would always take me there when we visited. Best place on earth. 2mo
Dorianna That‘s where I was today too! Nearly roasted at the Farmer‘s Market only to find my favorite honey stand wasn‘t there and then consoled myself with a new book haul at Strand before heading home. (edited) 2mo
BarbaraBB A week ago I was there too. It feels so much longer now that I‘m back in Europe! 2mo
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Witness in Death | Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb
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Another solid addition to the series! Though I wish I'd had the time to get through it quicker, the suspects started to blur together so some of the twists weren't as impactful as they could have been with me trying to remember who the person was, haha.

But I'm finally up to double digits with this series! 10 down, 40 to go 🤣

Mollyanna I‘m right there with you! Just finished this one a couple weeks ago. And Book 50 is out! 🤣 2mo
ReadingisMyPassion I love this series. 2mo
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Accurate 🤣

ReadingSusan Sooooo true. 2mo
Leftcoastzen We have so much in common!🙄😂 2mo
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kspenmoll I so can relate! 2mo
TheEllieMo Truth! 2mo
PaulaNovotna Yup!! 2mo
keepingupwiththepenguins Ha!! I did this just today!!! Whoops 😅 😂 ❤ 2mo
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Oh. Em. Gee. I'm blushing! I've seen this book described as "the gay 50 Shades" but I honestly think that does it a grave disservice considering how fantastic a writer Alexis Hall is!!! I mean, whew, I don't know what else to say besides holy smokes and I'm already on the wait list for book 2 ?

#romance

marleed I‘m too embarrassed to stack it ;) 2mo
CarolynM I love Alexis Hall. So looking forward to the final part of this trilogy coming out next month. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly A+ title. 😂 2mo
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swishandflick @marleed I almost was too but it was too good not to post about 😆 2mo
swishandflick @CarolynM Same!! Already put myself in line for the third one too 😍 2mo
swishandflick @MicheleinPhilly Right?! Bummed that it wasn't a bit more instructional 🤣 (edited) 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 2mo
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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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A decent twist wasn't enough for me on this one, I'm afraid. I feel like you never truly get to the root of the characters and their motivations, it all stays very surface level and contrived. You also really need to suspend disbelief to buy that the "diary" chapters were written by an 11-yr old ?

(? another day, another book, another brunch ?)

Skyrimir While I was reading this one I was into it, but when I was finished I was like, wait a minute...so disappointing for all the rave reviews it got! 2mo
SamanthaMarie Look at that food 😍🤤 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Eggs Benedict are my JAM. 2mo
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rjsthumbelina I was really disappointed with this one, too. The twist was NOT good. 2mo
TheRomantiCate Overall there was a lot of hype over a mediocre story.. and the ending made me think, “what a waste!”... at the end, I didn‘t really care about what happened to anybody 😒😳😑 2mo
swishandflick That's exactly how I felt! @Skyrimir @TheRomantiCate 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I had a crab cake eggs Benedict in DC once that I still fantasize about. It was like 4 years ago. 🤤 2mo
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Book Boyfriend | Dawn Chiletz
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I have no plans to leave the house this weekend. Just me, a bunch of library holds, and some book boyfriends 📚

SW-T 😊😊😊 2mo
JenReadsAlot Same! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woot woot! The best kind of weekend!!! 2mo
Maria514626 🙌👍👏❤️ 2mo
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I guessed whodunnit very early on but figured I had to be wrong because it seemed too obvious. Entertaining enough, but not my cup of tea. But then again I don't tend to gravitate towards gothic mysteries in general, so I may be the wrong audience. I could see this being a cozy fall read if you enjoy this type of book though! 🎃

Crazeedi I really enjoy her Ruth Galloway series, sad to hear this isn't up to snuff 2mo
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