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Joined September 2016

Reigning champion of the 'buying books I don't need and can't afford‘ challenge. www.goodreads.com/the-flashley
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Recursion by Blake Crouch
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Love this author and this book so far! Super interested to see where this is going. 🧠🤔📚#bookquotes

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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I‘m reading The Fact of a Body just after finishing episode 6 of Unbelievable... I‘m on a serious true crime kick this week. Has anyone else watched Unbelievable? I‘m absolutely loving it, and this book, so far! 🔎🔪👣

mklong Unbelievable was so well done! It made me install a home security system though. 2mo
the-flashley @mklong oh yeah for sure! It definitely makes you double check your doors at night 2mo
MyNamesParadise LOVED Unbelievable!! I binged it over the holiday. It was amazing to watch how they figured it out. 2mo
the-flashley @MyNamesParadise yes! I so agree. There were so many things that were just totally up to chance, it‘s amazing! 2mo
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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I‘m starting off 2020 fresh and honest, y‘all.

This year, I‘m lowering my expectations and keeping myself accountable. It has truthfully been a very long time since I loved reading, and I desperately want that to change. So in 2020, I‘m going to read one really good book a month, and at least 20 pages a day, in the hopes that it isn‘t too late for me to hop back onto the reading bandwagon. Wish me luck! 📚😊❤️

GrilledCheeseSamurai It's never too late, no matter what! 👍😊 2mo
Hooked_on_books I think that‘s a great plan. I hope you rediscover your love of reading in the pages of some wonderful books this year! 2mo
ocdIrene Love the color-coding accountability calendar and planner! You can do it!🤓💪🏻 2mo
Chrissyreadit 👏🙌🎉Read what you love! ❤️🎉❤️🎉❤️ 2mo
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This book was honestly so good. Adiche does a wonderful job of tying themes of religious fanaticism and intolerance, familial abuse, and political unrest into this coming of age story. Kambili, at the center of it all, is simply trying to figure out where she fits in and how to cope. It really is beautiful and heartbreaking, and I highly recommend this book if you haven‘t read it.

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The New York Times has a new challenge for those of us who want to become better readers. I dunno about you guys, but I definitely struggle sometimes with getting into the books I want to read and staying interested.😅 So I thought I would give it a whirl and see if there might be something in here to help me get back into the reading groove. Here‘s hoping they‘ll have some good advice for me! 🤷🏻‍♀️

LauraJ Let us know how it goes. 5mo
the-flashley @LauraJ I definitely will! 5mo
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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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One trip to #McKays, one #Nashvillemeetup book swap, and a few ARCs make for one seriously large book haul. It‘s been a good weekend. 😊📚

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Summer of '69 | Elin Hilderbrand
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Anyone else have this problem?? 😂 it‘s not like I was trying to read or anything.
#catsoflitsy

Lcsmcat All. The. Time. But they‘re so cute, it‘s worth it. 😻 6mo
Eyelit Always have a decoy book 🤣😻 6mo
the-flashley @Lcsmcat oh totally! And @Eyelit, of course! I should have known better than to read without one! 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
cariashley 🙋🏼‍♀️ yup!! 😸 6mo
kathedron When we had cats, one of them would always politely tiptoe around any and all books while the other considered them the ideal place for washing his behind. 😸 6mo
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Borne: A Novel | Jeff VanderMeer
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Anyone else like to read the acknowledgments at the end of a book? These were particularly entertaining.

Another from Vandermeer that I thoroughly enjoyed. Definitely recommend if you like crazy fantasy worlds with larger than life monsters/people.

On a side note, this book has led me to reprimand my cats by telling them they/the things they‘re doing are ‘Not Nice‘. 😂

Texreader Yes I read the acknowledgments. 6mo
Megabooks Always read the acknowledgements! 6mo
Bookzombie I always read the acknowledgements too! 6mo
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Poirot is a savage 😂

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Borne | Jeff VanderMeer
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Wow! It‘s really been a while since I posted. This book is so strange, but in a good way! We‘re in New Orleans for the weekend, so reading it now to pass the time until we leave to explore more of the French Quarter!

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I‘m taking a writing class and our assignment this week is to subtly retell a classic fairy tale or myth. You can bet I was excited to pull these bad boys out. Can you say over prepared?? 😂😂😂

tjwill Have you decided which one? 12mo
the-flashley @tjwill I ended up going with the myth of Narcissus. I wanted to try and do something other than Greek mythology, but that was the one that spoke to me and I‘m happy with the way it came out! 12mo
tjwill @the-flashley Nice! That‘s a good one! I‘ve especially always loved Dali‘s painting, “The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.” 12mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Soo... confession time (I‘m fond of those lately, aren‘t I?) I‘ve never read Outlander. I tend to stay away from the really popular series like that, just because I‘m slightly oppositionally defiant, but I feel like it‘s time. My mom loves the books and the show, and I watched an episode with her the other day and it was so good that I was finally convinced. So starting this one today! Wish me luck!

jpmcwisemorgan I‘ve stayed away from the series too, for much the same reason. If I‘d started when they started coming out I might have stuck with it but my tastes have changed and now it‘s just not as a draw for me. I have heard the show is amazing, though. I can‘t wait to hear what you have to say about the series! 13mo
JenlovesJT47 I just finished this, it‘s so good! I‘m currently rewatching the show for the second time. ❤️ 13mo
Rissa1 I have about 300 pages left in book 2. I am loving them. 13mo
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Birdsong28 I am finding that the audiobooks are better as it can be so heavy in detail at certain points. I watched the first and second series then listened to the books and it helped me see certain scenes. Now I am on the 3rd book as I have watched the series and going to watch the fourth then listen to that as I have found that to be a better system for me. Hope you enjoy it. 😘😁📚📖 13mo
Traci1 Good luck. Hope you love the books as much as I do. ❤❤ 13mo
sprainedbrain Good luck! I adore this series. ❤️ 13mo
NovelGirl82 I haven't read them either, but my sister in law really likes them, so I think I may have to give them a try at some point. 13mo
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Just a quick and easy read from one of my go-to‘s. Romance novels have always been my guilty pleasure, and this one was everything a good romance/mystery should be. Cheesy and cute with a good little twist at the end. Not my favorite of her books, but still very enjoyable!

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Great libraries | Anthony Hobson
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So I have a confession to make.... I‘m really bad at libraries. I have a terrible habit of taking books out and never returning them, and as a consequence I haven‘t been back to my library in YEARS. Well, recently I‘ve moved to a new county where they don‘t know my reputation, and GUESS WHAT? They have a library card specifically for ebooks. Which is like, HELLO, perfect for me because I can‘t steal them. I‘m totally stoked, guys!

CindyMyLifeIsLit 😂😂 13mo
HardcoverHearts Ebooks via public libraries have changed my life and my savings account! I‘m blessed to live in a state that allows me equal access to all public libraries so now I am a power user! It‘s amazing. Welcome to the magic. 13mo
RebL I love this level of self awareness. When I was a new mom & super cash strapped, I counted every penny & maintained a strict budget. No clothes, no eating out, no movies, BUT I had a line item for library fines. 13mo
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tournevis Your secret is safe with me. 13mo
the-flashley @HardcoverHearts that‘s awesome! I can‘t wait to get into some new ebooks. @RebL it just sounds to me like you have your priorities straight. 🤷🏻‍♀️ lol 13mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve had a bad track record with libraries too. Luckily the past few years I‘ve behaved myself!! 13mo
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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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Okay... why did I wait so long to read this?? Though I am glad I was able to read it as part of an #LMPBC group and get everyone‘s feedback. This book could be pretty disturbing, but ultimately had a good ending and some beautifully written passages that I felt more than made up for the horrors. This was right up my alley and had me hooked from the very beginning. Thanks @whippoorwill815 for the awesome pick! ❤️🦋

whippoorwill815 I‘m so glad you liked it!! 13mo
Daisey I‘m listening to this on audio right now and am intrigued. 13mo
the-flashley @Daisey I hope you like it! I can imagine it‘s probably a little more hair-raising on audio. Especially depending on the narrator! 13mo
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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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Thin Mints and a good book... what else could I possibly need for a perfect evening of reading? Oh, and did I mention the cat on my lap? Like I said, perfect.😻

Sresendez12 Thin mints are my favorite! 13mo
monalyisha 😍🤤 13mo
Chelleo Sounds pretty perfect to me 13mo
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The Butterfly Garden | Dot Hutchison
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So I‘m finally starting to make my way through this one and get back into the reading groove. I feel like I‘ve been away from Litsy for like ten years, and I miss you guys! All I can say is life is crazy and I seriously need to learn how to make time to read.🙄 @callielafleur I‘ll be sending this one out to you very soon, and then it‘ll be on to your book! Sorry for being a hoarder!😅

Samary Oooohh this was one of my Book Club books!! I loved this one. Hope you enjoy it! 13mo
callielafleur Ha! I didn't even realize that I still had another book coming. No worries lady, take your time! 13mo
the-flashley @Samary Thank you! It‘s really interesting so far. @callielafleur hahaha I‘m glad you haven‘t been waiting on me, then! Surprise books are never a bad thing. (edited) 13mo
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Wigrum: A Novel | Daniel Canty
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@Amanda61 hello again! I‘m sorry it‘s been so much longer than you were probably expecting, but I did finally get the next book sent out today! I also realized belatedly that I wrote LMPBC on the outside of the package. Lol 🤦🏻‍♀️ please just ignore my scatterbrained self! Anyway, it should be there on Thursday. I hope you enjoy it!

Amanda61 @the-flashley Just got it. Thank you. Just finished my other book so perfect timing! 🙂 13mo
the-flashley Yay! I‘m glad it worked out so well.😊 13mo
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A Long Time Gone | Karen White
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Wow it‘s been forever since I posted anything on Litsy, but with a move and a trip overseas life has been seriously hectic. @aschermetz I just wanted to let you know that I did receive your book the other day! I really need to get back into the reading groove and finish these #lmpbc reads. Like, for real, I‘m pretty sure the rest of the world has moved onto round 4 without me.😅 Anyway here‘s a little bit of puppy love and a promise to catch up!

aschermetz Hi love! No worries. I‘m still finishing up YOUR book choice and then I‘ll send it to you! Hope you are doing well! 1y
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So I actually finished all three books in this series over the course of my 2 1/2 week vacation and they were SO GOOD. This was the perfect conclusion to the story and I didn‘t find myself disappointed at all. I still think the 1st book was the best out of the three, and my favorite, but I didn‘t lose interesting while reading any of them. Definitely a good and entertaining choice! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

mcipher Have you seen the show? I like it better than the books. So freaking good. 1y
the-flashley @mcipher I just started it this week! I‘m not sure yet whether I like it better, but I am definitely enjoying it! I‘m still trying to get past the fact that my idea of what the characters look like doesn‘t 100% match the actors they chose.😅 Also that they replaced Janet. I actually do really like how it follows the books fairly closely, but still throws in enough differences to catch me off guard. (edited) 1y
mcipher I hope you love it! I guess they went with Margot because there were too many “J” names, from what I read. I love Margot though so I didn‘t mind. They definitely are more flashy TV people than the book characters. And the clothes are so self-consciously hilarious. It‘s campy fun. 😝 1y
the-flashley @mcipher oh definitely! It‘s super good and I do love Margo, so I really can‘t complain. I am already absolutely hooked. 1y
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Well... that‘s number two down. And I though I read the first one fast! This series is addicting and I highly recommend it to anyone who has not yet read these. Especially if you‘re a giant fantasy nerd like myself, or looking for a story that feels like Narnia or Harry Potter while being something entirely more grown up. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Winters Tale | William Shakespeare
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For all my fellow Shakespeare nerds... tonight I‘m living the dream and seeing a play at The Globe Theatre. I‘m so excited!!

Mitch Enjoy. Glad the weathers good for you 1y
Soubhiville Oh cool! Looks like fun! 1y
Texreader That‘s so awesome!! 1y
andrew61 Enjoy yourself, we saw othello last week - love the globe 1y
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Five books and a wee Nessie bookmark... and I haven‘t even been to England yet.😅 (Also, fun fact, everyone in Scotland uses ‘wee‘ like Americans use the word ‘like‘, it‘s my favorite thing)

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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You guys... I absolutely blew through this book. Why did I wait so long to read it again? It‘s weird and hilarious and sad, and I couldn‘t put it down. Now on to the second and the third and then the TV series!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JenFowler The show is WAY different 1y
the-flashley @JenFowler haha yeah I looked at some of the promos for it and definitely got that impression. Still, it‘s always interesting to see the differences and yell at the TV when they mess something up! 😂 1y
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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I‘m sure some of my other Litten friends have been to Scotland before, but if not, I highly, highly recommend it. This is just one of a hundred spectacular views on the drive up from Loch Lomond to Loch Ness. I brought The Magicians with me to read, but how can I focus with this view? I am SO amazed by this place.

scripturient I love Scotland and we go at least once a year. Where else are you heading? Let me know if you need recommendations. 😊 1y
Cinfhen Beautiful 🤩🤩🤩 1y
kspenmoll I would so love to go there one day! 1y
the-flashley @scripturient That‘s awesome! We‘re spending time in Inverness and Culloden today and tomorrow and are then heading back down south through the Cairngorms. We stop briefly back in Edinburgh before flying out to London. So we won‘t be here too much longer, but if you have any recommendations for Inverness or the trip back south I would love to hear them! (edited) 1y
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Airport | Arthur Hailey
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So I just wanted to give everyone a bit of an update. Barring any (further) flight delays, I‘m going to be out of the country until Oct 14. So @Amanda61 and @callielafleur your next books will likely be a little delayed as well, but I‘ll get them out to you as soon as I can! #lmpbc #genreswappbc #airportdrinks

Amanda61 @the-flashley Hey Ashley. I don't think I've received the Wigrum yet and just wanted to find out if you've had a chance to send it yet? 1y
the-flashley @Amanda61 No I haven‘t yet, I‘m so sorry! I‘ve been so busy with moving and work that I haven‘t had the chance. I‘ll try to get it out to you in the next couple of days. I‘m so sorry for the delay! 1y
Amanda61 @the-flashley Okay. That's not a problem. I just had a moment of panic, wondering if it'd arrived and I misplaced it or it got lost the mail. Glad to hear alls good though! 🙂 1y
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Baby Animals | Garth Williams
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1. Cats, cats, CATS
2. Sphinxes are pretty freaking cool. Anything from Greek mythology, though.
3. Lol Snakes alllll day. I am not about it
4. Well my patronus is a doe, so I‘ll go with that.
5. Definitely a house cat
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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Dreamland | Robert L Anderson
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Wow, these book swap picks have been phenomenal lately! I could not put this YA novel down, and read it almost entirely in one sitting. Slightly psychological, a lot creepy, and super inventive, this book gets a 4/5 from me! Thanks for the pick @MommyOfTwo ! #genreswappbc #styleexchange

MommyOfTwo Glad you like it!! 1y
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Dreamland | Robert L Anderson
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So I bought some cookies and read about 3/4 of this book, because I really just can‘t put it down, and I do not regret any decisions made today. #styleexchange #genreswappbc #macarons

Kaye Can you describe what these cookies taste like ? I‘ve seen pics of them online a lot. Are they different flavored depending on the colors ? And are they crunchy or chewy ? They look really good but I haven‘t seen them anyplace around here. 1y
the-flashley Yes! I love them. These I actually ordered online from a place called Makarohn and they ship nationwide. They‘re softer than you would expect, but mostly chewy with just the right amount of crunch and each of the cookies I got was a different flavor. In this picture there are a creme brûlée flavored one, toasted marshmallow, birthday cake, rose, pistachio, Milky Way, lemon, and raspberry lychee. The Milky Way one is my favorite so far! (edited) 1y
Tamra The way to live a good life. 👌🏾 1y
robinb Milky Way....yummmm🤤 1y
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Bring Me Back | B A Paris
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What can I say except for wow! This book was great and I‘m so glad you introduced me to Paris @aschermetz ! I only figured out the twist completely in the last few chapters (which is really impressive to me) and the lead up to it was still awesome. I can‘t wait to hear all of your thoughts! Batman also approves.👍🏻📚
#lmpbc #round3

callielafleur I can't wait to read this!! 1y
whippoorwill815 I‘ve read a couple other BA Paris books so I‘m also excited for this one ! 1y
aschermetz Yes!! Glad you enjoyed! 1y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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So I‘m obviously very behind with the #styleexchange swap, due to a bit of struggling on my part to keep up with all my reading, but I finally finished The Mothers and got it sent out. I liked this novel a lot, and really appreciated the compassionate way Bennett dealt with a lot of important issues. The characters were very real, and the story very touching. @Amanda61 sorry this is so late, but you should have it by next week! I hope you like it!

collegecatlady I‘m so glad you liked it! 1y
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Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
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Alright, I finally finished it! I really enjoyed this weird, sweet book. Her writing is a little all over the place but her characters and their stories, I think, more than make up for any of the difficulties I had with it. @callielafleur it‘s on its way to you and will hopefully arrive in a few days. I forgot to take a picture before I sent it out, so here is my sunbather instead.😂 #lmpbc

the-flashley @aschermetz I also wanted to let you know that I got your book yesterday. I‘m looking forward to it! 2y
callielafleur Can't wait! Also awww kitty. 😻 2y
mabell 😻😻 2y
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Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
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Okay... just wanted to let you guys know that I haven‘t abandoned you! I may just be a little in over my head with all of my swaps.😅 @callielafleur I‘m planning to finish my book this weekend and get it out on Monday. Sorry for the hold up!

aschermetz Not a problem! I‘m totally fine with no hard and fast deadline each month. It‘s a little bit easier to manage since it‘s just the four of us! I‘m behind too and sending my book out Monday or Tuesday! ❤️❤️ 2y
the-flashley @aschermetz glad to know I‘m not the only one! Lol It definitely makes it a lot easier with fewer people. 2y
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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My recently arrived #bookhaul from Book Depository has got a little bit of everything! I‘m loving the Ravenclaw version of the special edition HP novels, and I‘m looking forward to getting some mythological reading in before my trip to the UK in September!

On that note, do any of the UK littens out there have any recommendations for things to see (or not to see)? We‘re planning to spend time all over and we‘re open to anything!

Samplergal I‘m going to follow all suggestions bc I am@planning a trip there as well. 2y
booksandsympathy I love my Ravenclaw editions! I think they're beautiful. Also, I have the Celtic Myths and Legends book and I love it. 2y
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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I have to admit that I‘m feeling a little underwhelmed after finishing this. I very much enjoyed the story and Tudor‘s writing, but after seeing so much hype for this novel, I was unimpressed by the ending. My opinion might not be so harsh if I hadn‘t read Final Girls previously, which kind of wipes the floor with a lot of other thrillers, including this one. Still I found it a solid 4/5, which makes it a pick!
#genreswappbc #styleexchange

the-flashley @Amanda61 I forgot to mention that I‘m going to try and get this mailed out to you tomorrow! So hopefully it will reach you before the 15th! 2y
Amanda61 @the-flashley Thank you! I'll let you know as soon as it arrives 🙂 2y
SledgeReader Ohh! @the-flashley I can‘t wait to read this one! 2y
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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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I have got a serious stack of books to get through in the coming weeks! Between work and a real disinterest in pretty much every book I‘ve tried lately, I haven‘t read as much as I would have liked to this summer. I‘m sincerely hoping that #LMPBC round 3 and #genreswappbc are going to pull me out of my lull.

Prairiegirl_reading The Mothers is a quick read and really good so I hope that one gets you out of your slump. (edited) 2y
kspenmoll The Mothers is good! 2y
aschermetz I feel the same way about my summer reading! 2y
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Mr. Splitfoot | Samantha Hunt
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Hey guys! I‘m super excited to get started on round 3 of #lmpbc and I think our group is going to be a lot of fun.
These are the two books I‘m considering, though I think I‘m leaning towards Mr. Splitfoot. Let me know if there‘s one you‘re more interested in than the other! Do you guys have any books in mind, yet?

Also, @aschermetz it looks like I accidentally mistyped my zip code. It‘s 28269 instead of 28268.😊

aschermetz Noted! 😊 Both of these sound interesting. I haven‘t thought of a book choice yet but will in the next day or two! 2y
the-flashley @aschermetz sounds good! 2y
Scott_BookInvasion Punch Escrow was pretty good! I haven‘t read the other 2y
whippoorwill815 These both sound intriguing, so I am good with either ! I have been working on narrowing down some choices, hopefully I will post them later today! 2y
callielafleur I haven't read either, so I'm excited to see which you choose! 2y
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Beauty | Robin McKinley
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I finished this a few days ago and totally forgot to post! This was super cute for a children‘s book, although I do wish that maybe the ending hadn‘t happened so rapidly? I feel like we spent a ton of time with her family (which is great!) but didn‘t get to see a whole lot of her bonding with beast. Otherwise, I had fun with this read!
#lmpbc

Austen_Nerd I totally agree. I wished it had been longer 2y
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Hey guys! So I know it‘s been a while, and that I skipped a couple of posts, but I haven‘t had much time for Litsy recently so I decided to just make one final post to discuss Only Human and the whole series.
So for those of you who have finished it, did you like the way everything ended? Were you satisfied? Or do you still want to see more?
Let me know what you think and if you have any questions of your own, please post them!
#themisreadalong

CaffeinatedFae I really loved the book. I liked the ending and honestly it was one of my favorites that I read/listened to. 2y
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Just a Normal Tuesday | Kim Turrisi
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1. Amanda Quick/ Jayne Ann Krentz‘s books in general, but especially her Arcane Society series. Supernatural + Romance always sucks me right in.
2. I suppose I‘ll say the first Avengers movie. I in no way feel guilty for my love of it, but maybe only slightly for the sheer number of times I‘ve watched it.😄
3. Chocolate, chocolate, CHOCOLATE 🍫
#tuesdaytidbits

Burghbookaddict Number 2... girl, me too. I have a problem. 😶 2y
the-flashley @laurenashley no shame! It‘s only the best movie ever made.🤷🏻‍♀️😂 2y
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Wow, sorry I‘m so behind you guys! I started a new job the week before last and haven‘t been able to spend as much time on Litsy as usual.

So I think we‘re all at pretty different points in the book, but how are you all feeling? Has the narration on the audiobook improved any? Is anyone okay with the absence of certain characters who shall not be named (in the main post) to avoid spoilers? Because I‘m totally not.😭
#themisreadalong

Ingerella I have to be honest..I haven't started! I'm next up for the library hold so I'm hoping I get it any day and can jump in and catch up! 2y
the-flashley @Ingerella I totally understand! I get a lot of my books from the library, so I know how waiting for holds can be.😁 2y
Scott_BookInvasion Yeah I am missing certain characters, and I don‘t know how I feel about the new characters introduced. It feels quite strange but appropriate given the setting 2y
AmyG Still very curious how this all ends. I am finding the second section picking up a bit. I should just finish it in a sitting! 😆 2y
Eggbeater I'm sensing more of a political/ moralizing feel to this one. There is less action so far 2y
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Sorry guys, my weekend has been crazy! So we‘re back! How is everyone doing with the book so far? Has anyone finished it completely yet?
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AmyG A little slow of a start for me. I am sure it will pick up. 2y
Eggbeater I've only read the first part so far. I have to agree with @AmyG and add that I crave more detail for this part than Lebedev is able to get out of them. She's no interviewer! 2y
Scott_BookInvasion I‘m almost all the way through it. And it does pick up here and there. Definitely a different feel than the others. Does anyone else hate the audio narration of Eva? Wtf is that about? 2y
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AmyG @MisfitNerdBooks Ah, I almost got this on audio...but didn‘t. 😬 2y
GarthRanzz I‘ve not even gotten a chance to get through the first part yet, just a couple of chapters in. It hasn‘t caught me like the first two but that‘s probably because I have way too many distractions going on at the moment. I hope to catch up before the weekend! 2y
CaffeinatedFae I finished it a few days ago. I did not want it to end! 2y
CaffeinatedFae @MisfitNerdBooks Eva‘s voice did take me a while to get used to. Did you know that Sylvain Neuvel actually narrated part of the book? 2y
Scott_BookInvasion @CaffeinatedFae yeah, I heard his name on the opening credits. I‘m trying to look on my phone but what voice did he do? Bodie? 2y
Dulcinella I finished it. I could not wait. I enjoyed all three books. However, I have a slightly unfulfilled feeling. Would have wanted to know more about some things.. 2y
Layali926 I loved the narrators in the three books, although Eva was my least favorite, maybe because she‘s such a rebellious teen and I have one at home😜 2y
CaffeinatedFae @MisfitNerdBooks sorry, I failed at responding! He was Ekim in the audiobook. :-) 2y
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1. Empire Strikes Back
2. Obi-Wan Kenobi, though Aayla Secura gets an honorable mention because she was the only female Jedi on battlefront 😂 (I forgot about Captain Phasma, but she also gets an honorable mention).
3. I‘ve never actually read any 🤷🏻‍♀️
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Hey guys! So here is the planned schedule for Only Human. The book releases on Tuesday, as I‘m sure you all know, but I want everyone to have time to get a copy in their preferred format. So our first week will officially be 5/6 - 5/12, but I totally don‘t expect anyone to wait that long, myself included.😅
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AmyG Thank you! I am really looking forward to this. 2y
the-flashley Me too! I pre-ordered the ebook, so it‘s gonna be hard not to read it all before the 6th! 2y
Ingerella Looking forward to it! 2y
CaffeinatedFae I cannot wait for this book! 2y
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I think @GarthRanzz ‘s Saturday may have gotten a little busy (and with my track record I totally can‘t blame you lol), so, since I actually remembered for once, I wanted to go ahead and post something before I totally pass out for the night.
I think most of us finished the book early, because it really is hard to stop with this series, and I really want to hear your final thoughts! How did you feel about that ending?
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GarthRanzz Ashley thank you! I was just finishing up getting bookcases put in place and was going to take a break and post! 2y
the-flashley @GarthRanzz Sorry if I stole your thunder! I just saw your posts about building shelves, and figured I could try to be helpful since you were busy and I actually remembered for once. 😂 2y
GarthRanzz No worries at all! I really didn‘t have anything mapped out. I was just going to wing it! 2y
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Scurvygirl Well I don‘t think we‘re in Kansas anymore! 😻😹 Finished this afternoon, and I loved the ending. I hope I don‘t have to wait too long for my library hold to come in. 2y
AmyG Wild ending. I don‘t know what I expected, but not that. Next book should really be fun. 2y
Eggbeater It's a good thing I ordered the third book and it arrives in two days. I can't wait to see where the aliens go from here. I want to meet one! 2y
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Pickpick

This is a fantastic continuation of this series, in my opinion. I felt like the characterization was a little weaker than the first novel, and I have to say I‘m still pretty distraught over the turn events took, but I totally wouldn‘t have it any other way. I‘m really looking forward to Only Human‘s release on the 1st, and especially since I already pre-ordered the ebook! 😏😻📚

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Mehso-so

This novel was just okay for me. I found it a little depressing, as Perrotta‘s take on suburban adulthood is bleak at the best of times. His whole perspective is very negative, though I believe he was simply trying to be realistic. Fortunately, not everything in life is shrouded in dishonesty and disappointment, so I had a bit of difficulty connecting with the story. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

KathyWheeler Perrotta is always like that for me — every book of his, no matter how great the premise, always falls flat. (edited) 2y
the-flashley @KathyWheeler This was my first of his novels, so it‘s good to know that the others are similar. I‘m not sure whether or not I‘ll pick up any of his others in the future. 2y
CSeydel I totally agree. I just wanted these characters to wake up and take control of themselves. 2y
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Apparently I‘m just really, really bad at remembering to do things on Saturday. ☹️ Sorry I‘m having so many issues with this guys, but my memory really is awful.
Anyway, how do you guys feel about Eva and her relationship with Vincent? And what about not having the interviewer anymore?
Did Dr. Franklin‘s revelation at the end of the chapter shock you as much as it did me?
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AmyG I really feel for Eva. Her whole life is turned upside down. I hope her and her real Dad bond at some point. I am just so fascinated by thr idea of this book. I keep trying to imagine living in that world....but I‘d probably be dead. 2y
the-flashley @AmyG hahaha you and me both. I love reading about it, but living in it is a different story entirely. 2y
Eggbeater I was in so much denial about Kara's death. She was part alien so she was supposed to be immune! So it made total sense when Rose discovered the only survivors didn't have alien DNA. I should have realized family trees sprout up and not down so most people would have a little alien. But I didn't want her to be dead and I actually miss the Interviewer. Eva creeps me out honestly. 2y
GarthRanzz The Verge had an article about World Book Day today and the book they led off with? Only Human! https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/23/17270770/world-book-day-reading-list-2018 2y
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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So excited that my hold finally came through for this book! I feel like I‘ve been waiting ffoorreevverrr to read it. 😂😮📚

GarthRanzz I‘ve had my copy sitting on my shelf forever! I need to get around to reading it. 2y
the-flashley @GarthRanzz I‘m almost done with the first story and really enjoying it! Although, I‘m not sure that I could ever dislike something written by Joe Hill. 2y
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel
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Hey guys! So I‘ve realized that it‘s probably going to take everyone a couple days to get ahold of Only Human, so I was thinking we might take a week off after we finish Waking Gods. This would mean that we would start the third installment on May 6th, giving everyone some time to find a copy! How do you guys feel about possibly taking a short break?
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GarthRanzz I think that‘s a good idea. But I can‘t promise to wait if I‘m able to get the book day of release. 😊 2y
the-flashley @GarthRanzz hahaha no worries! I have a friend who managed to get an ARC, and she gave me a spoiler-free overview. Otherwise, I don‘t think I would be able to wait at all! 😂 2y
Scurvygirl @the-flashley sounds like a plan, there are a few people waiting for the one I have on hold, so even if I have to catch up, no biggie! 2y
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AmyG Works for me! 2y
CaffeinatedFae I doubt I‘ll be able to wait but maybe that will mean I can participate more. Lol. 2y
Chrissyreadit Yup- I‘m still pretty behind but persisting. 2y
youngreadrshelf Sounds good. 2y
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