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whatsthEStorey

whatsthEStorey

Joined September 2017

Rescue dog mom. Gardener. Feminist. Lover of all things old and a little bit broken. Inconsistent yogini.
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At the Wolf's Table: A Novel by Rosella Postorino
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I See You | Clare Mackintosh
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My reading spot today. I wish I could bottle up this sense of peace and carry it with me in my purse! 🌊 ☀️

kspenmoll Water and sand= tranquility. 👍🏻 6mo
Mitch Oh wow... just looking at that photo gave me the feels.. space, sky and ocean! Perfect? 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful 💙 6mo
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squirrelbrain Looks so relaxing! 6mo
Crazeedi ❤❤❤❤ 6mo
chelreads The beach is the best spot to read! I wanted to let you know that I‘ve moved so I‘ll email you my new address so that you have it for the next breakfast book club exchange 😊 6mo
whatsthEStorey @chelreads congrats on your move! Hope you‘re getting settled! ☺️ 5mo
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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I love a good Karin Slaughter for some audiogardening! And audio dog walking...and cooking...and filing...
This one is less graphic than others I‘ve read, which is nice.

BiblioLitten So pretty! 6mo
whatsthEStorey @BiblioLitten thank you! ☺️ It‘s getting there! 6mo
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Salt. | Nayyirah Waheed
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Remember to be gentle with your sweet self! #selfcaresunday

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To all of the lovely Littens who sent so much #LitsyLove my way in April: you are the very sweetest and most generous and my delayed replies are only because I have so many to send and I want to be sure to reply thoughtfully! I‘m so happy to have so many new friends! 💛

PS that stack of envelopes is waiting on replies and I‘ve sent a quite a few already!!

Sarah24 Love your writing desk 😍 I'm slowly getting through replies too 🙈 my issue is multiple trips to the post office - they keep refusing letters due to their size (even when I've made them bigger) and sending me away! 😑 6mo
Crazeedi I have a stack to reply to also, I'm on vaca after wed so I'm going to respond and send to some new people too!! 6mo
UwannaPublishme Your desk is gorgeous! 😍 And my stack looks like yours. Good thing our pen pals are patient. 😁💕 6mo
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1. Every few months, but they usually pass quickly
2. Letting go & bingeing tv for a few days, then restarting
3. Any book with lush gardens and great old houses. I forgot the entire plot of Rebecca, but could‘ve drawn Manderly, if I could draw!
4. Favorite title tagged. Also... Like Water For Chocolate. Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Love in the Time of Cholera.
5. @bookishandsane @Jinster @Jas16 @MoonWitch94

Eggs Like your method-#2 7mo
MoonWitch94 Oh fun! Thanks for the tag 😊 7mo
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Donna, I am so very excited and appreciative of this most thoughtful gift!!! I am now the thrilled owner of a signed copy of Angry Housewives Eating Bonbons, one of my favorite ever books! I can‘t wait to read Can‘t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? too. My library doesn‘t have this, so I was planning to put in a request for interlibrary loan, but now I don‘t have to! Thanks so much for this lovely birthday surprise! 🥰🤗💛

robinb So sweet! 💛 7mo
UwannaPublishme Us devoted Lorna fans must own at least one autographed book! 😁🙌🏻Glad this package brought you many smiles. Keep celebrating and having fun! 😘❤️🎉🎂 7mo
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The happiest birthdays: great theme parties for young children | Michaeline Bresnahan, Joan Gaestel Macfarlane
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎊🎈🎂🎉🎁 7mo
Stacypatrice Celebrate the wonderful you 💖 7mo
MaGoose 😃💕👍🍨🎂 7mo
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Sarah24 Happy Birthday birthday buddy! Hope you have a lush day x 7mo
robinb Birthday hugs to you today! 😊🤗 And to you as well @Sarah24 ! 😊🤗 (edited) 7mo
Soubhiville You‘re welcome! I hope you‘ll enjoy it! 7mo
Jas16 Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🎂🎈 7mo
Rissreads Eat lots of cake 🍰🎉 7mo
Kalalalatja Happy birthday! 7mo
BookwormAHN Happy Birthday 🎂 7mo
rohit-sawant Happy Birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 7mo
tracey38 Happy birthday! 🎉🎂🎉 7mo
UwannaPublishme 😘❤️🙌🏻🎉🎂🎁 7mo
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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What a great idea, @LaraReads ! It‘s on its way to another Litten! #litsylove

LaraReads Yay! Makes me so happy to see them passed along! Also, Elisabeth, what a wonderful Feel Better card I got in the mail today. 💕🐶 I am feeling so much better & also feeling blessed by the love! 😍 You are just the sweetest & I love the birdie bookmark/bookclip too! It is just beautiful! Thank you, thank you, thank you! 💕💕💕 @whatsthEStorey 7mo
whatsthEStorey @LaraReads I‘m so happy you‘re feeling better! 💛 7mo
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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Great world building in this YA novel about a future where we‘ve conquered mortality. I was hooked from chapter 1! Thanks for the great pick, @MrsGreen & it‘s on its way to you tomorrow, @chelreads I hope you enjoy! @StephanieGeiser I have The 100, thank you!
#TheBreakfastBookClub

MrsGreen I loved it too! Glad to see it‘s traveling! 7mo
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I loved this beautiful book about three generations of complicated, strong Palestinian women. Unlike some books which seem to paint all Muslim women as victims of the hijab, this book felt more balanced to me. It left me with admiration, empathy, and sorrow instead of pity.

TW for domestic violence.

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The Belle of Amherst | William Luce
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Enjoyed a bookish play followed by a sushi dinner and a stop by a cupcake shop for an early birthday Saturday! The Belle of Amherst is a one-woman play about the life of Emily Dickinson.

RadicalReader Cupcakes are always delicious hope your birthday was an absolute blast!! 7mo
BookishMarginalia Cute pic! Happy b-day! 7mo
Fridameetslucy Mg. Taking a friend there tomorrow!! It‘s rainy which enhances the Dickinsonian affect ! @wharsthEStory 7mo
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Crazeedi Love the photo!! 7mo
Kaye Happy early birthday 🎂 7mo
julesG Happy early Birthday! 🎁🎈💐🎉🎂 7mo
whatsthEStorey @RadicalReader @BookishMarginalia @Crazeedi @kaye @julesG thank you for the early birthday wishes! 💛 @Fridameetslucy I hope you & your friend enjoy! 7mo
UwannaPublishme It‘s never to early to celebrate your birthday. Glad you‘re having fun. 😁🎉 I saw that play a few years back and really enjoyed it. Happy Early Birthday! 💕💕🎁🎂🧁🍾 7mo
robinb Wonderful picture! ❤️ 7mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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1. Literary/contemporary fiction, memoir
2. Nonfiction & minority authors
3. Romance & fantasy
4. Hmm...maybe YA or dystopian fic? Those are usually good.
5. Tagged book
6. The Little Shop of Found Things. Everything about it seemed like I‘d love it, but I did not.
#BookishQuestions @Clwojick

Fridameetslucy I haven‘t figured out how to post one of these yet - how do I repost the visual ? 7mo
Clwojick @Fridameetslucy Hey! You just need to screenshot the picture, resize and save to your phone or tablet. Then when you make a new post, just use the screenshot. 7mo
Fridameetslucy Ty I wanted to repost a 20 things with my own photo but I couldn‘t get it to fit @Clwojick (edited) 7mo
Klowman78 Hard to write it down 7mo
whatsthEStorey @Fridameetslucy if you want to create and original one, you could use the text option in Litsy‘s photo editing. But I think a lot of people use an app on their phone, like PicCollage or Typorama or WordSwag. 7mo
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I Am Still Alive | Kate Marshall
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I‘m considering bailing. I really like the story, and the audio is good. But....I really like the dog and I have a bad feeling. I don‘t know anything, so this isn‘t a spoiler, just anxiety. Should I keep reading???

BridgetteM According to doesthedogdie.com, yes you should stop reading. 7mo
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A history of how we changed our utensils and how our utensils changed us. From forks to fridges, the way we cook and convey food to our mouths says way more about us than I ever imagined.
I was inspired to give micro history a shot by #LitsyLove pen pal, @iread2much !

iread2much Im glad you liked this! It‘s on my TBR, I haven‘t had the opportunity to get to it yet. 7mo
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“Technology is the art of the possible.”
#currentread

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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A research trial, an unethical practitioner, a vulnerable (but strong) young woman, and a handsome stranger or two. For me, this was a unique psychological suspense that kept me listening with interest and will not blur into the next one I read by next week. One caveat-it definitely requires some suspension of disbelief to enjoy. But I‘m cool with that. Most thrillers do. Sometimes even real life does!

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Coffee and a book...O U T D O O R S!

readordierachel Pretty spot! 7mo
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I spent the day audio gardening to Silver Linings Playbook and am now relaxing by my pond admiring my work with this old lady cat.

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The Ides of March: A Novel | Thornton Wilder
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March stats!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reading! 📖💖 8mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉🎉 7mo
whatsthEStorey @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @UwannaPublishme @kspenmoll thanks! Good thing, because April is not shaping up the same way! 7mo
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This was a solid unreliable narrator thriller that shifted perspectives between the husband, wife, and a responding officer. The intricacies of the marriage are well developed. Something was missing for me, hence the so-so, but it‘s possible I was the problem, not the book.

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A Sunday afternoon reading break + cat. My selection for #Booked2019 #FoodonCover

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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“Life is about who is holding your hand and, I think, whose hand you commit to holding.”
I love that Camila is talking about her friendship with Karen when she says this.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Such a good book!! 8mo
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All this beautiful #listylove from so many generous and fascinating Littens!! 💛 I was organizing while listening to the tagged book, when someone rudely (but cutely) interrupted my endeavors. How is everyone organizing their Litsy love (or any pen pal mail) to make sure they keep track of who they‘ve written and replied to? I‘m keeping a notebook, but I‘m not sure I love my system. 🤔 💭

aroc I'm attempting a notebook! 8mo
RadicalReader What an absolutely adorable cat!! What is the pretty cat‘s name ? 8mo
RvnclawWhovian I‘m just keeping all unanswered letters on my desk and once I write a letter back and send it off, it goes in a box that I‘m keeping all my received letters in. Not the most sophisticated system, but basically I know if it‘s sitting there then I need to write back. 8mo
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whatsthEStorey @RvnclawWhovian I was thinking I‘d do that too, but I‘m trying to write everyone and I‘m worried I‘ll get confused about who is replying to me and who I‘m communicating with for the first time. 8mo
whatsthEStorey @RadicalReader aww thanks! 🥰 She is Mabbie, as in Queen Mab, queen of the fairies. 8mo
RadicalReader @whatsthEStorey royal name for a royally beautiful cat 8mo
whatsthEStorey @aroc I got the idea from you! But I‘m not sure I like the way I set it up. 8mo
whatsthEStorey @RadicalReader she certainly thinks so! 😂💁‍♀️ 8mo
aroc @whatsthEStorey haha! Oops forgot I told you! (We have drugs for that right?!? Lol) 8mo
Crazeedi I printed the list, and mark beside name as I send. The ones I've received, I've kept out of file and write back as soon as I'm able. I hope I havent missed responding to received ones, I have a couple I havent answered but I'm not home till Sunday. So I'm putting dates sent next to names on list. I'm slow at getting letters out, so be patient if you havent gotten one from me yet! 8mo
Stacypatrice @RvnclawWhovian - I do the same thing now that I‘ve written everyone once. I have everyone‘s name and address on individual index cards also (in alphabetical order like the true nerd I am) and I can take the person‘s card who I want to write to from the stack and set those cards aside... returning them to their case when the letter is mailed. 8mo
whatsthEStorey @Stacypatrice I like the index cards! I‘m having difficulty tracking the back and forth now that we are getting rolling. I think that would help! 8mo
whatsthEStorey @Crazeedi I haven‘t gotten to everyone yet, either. I think I‘m about 2/3s through the list. I started in reverse alphabetical order. I‘m hoping to get quite a few out this weekend. 8mo
Crazeedi @whatsthEStorey I've responded to ones I've gotten, and then I've been jumping around the list! I mark the ones I send with a date so I know. I'm hoping to get several out monday 8mo
Crazeedi @Stacypatrice the index cards are a great idea! 8mo
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@MaGoose I just opened your package and was so surprised and excited to find Save Me the Plums! That was so incredibly thoughtful and generous of you! Thank you for the unexpected delight. #ListyLove

EastWind76 Pretty kitty!! 8mo
MaGoose You're welcome. I enjoyed reading this memoir, so I wanted to pass the enjoyment along. Cute kitty. 8mo
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Got a lot of #LitsyLove out to the mailbox this weekend, now heading outdoors for some audio gardening!

ravenlee I love your desk! 8mo
LaraReads Yay! Love this pic! And audio gardening is one of my favorite things too! 💕🌺🌳 8mo
whatsthEStorey @ravenlee thank you! It was my great grandmother‘s so I love using it! 8mo
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whatsthEStorey @LaraReads I think my mind is at its most worry-free when gardening and listening to a good book! We got all of the backyard beds cleaned up and ready for spring today. 8mo
UwannaPublishme Love, love, love your desk! 😍 8mo
kspenmoll Beautiful desk. Thanks for your #LitsyLove card! 8mo
BiblioLitten I love your desk! 8mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Does anyone else feel weirdly pressured by this new feature on Libby?! I like that it asks if you want to return early, because I think probably people just forgot or didn‘t realize they could, but “DON‘T RUSH ME, LIBBY, I am doing the best I can, all my holds came in at once and it was a bad week at work and I have cramps and I really just wanted to binge watch Grey‘s Anatomy last night!!” -me, justifying myself to a app.

JenFowler 😂😂 8mo
Crazeedi Yes I dont like that, I just do the best I can😏 8mo
Eggs It annoys me😣 8mo
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Lisaw13 Totally agree 8mo
whatsthEStorey @Crazeedi @Eggs @Lisaw13 well, that makes me feel a little less crazy! I think it could just say, you can return early when you‘re finished! And that would be sufficient. Save the guilt trip. I don‘t need to know how many people I‘m disappointing with my slow reading! 😂😂 8mo
GripLitGrl As long as i wait on holds myself i feel no guilt😄😄😉 8mo
Tamra Yes, it‘s rather annoying. 8mo
whatsthEStorey @GripLitGrl very true, and I don‘t mind the wait, it‘s part of the process! 8mo
Eggs Agreed @GripLitGrl ! 8mo
Kaye Yep it bothers me too. Makes me feel like I need to hurry up and get done so I can return it. 8mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I am not a muse.
I am the somebody.
End of fucking story.

@iread2much your #LitsyLove note makes a lovely bookmark!

LaraReads 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 8mo
Lovesbooks87 Loved, loved, loved this book! Can't wait for the show to come out! 8mo
whatsthEStorey @Lovesbooks87 hold up-show??!! 😮😁 8mo
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Lovesbooks87 @whatsthEStorey yep Amazon is doing it. Like a mini series. 8mo
iread2much Im so glad it found a good home 😊 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 8mo
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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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This book is as good as its cover! Set in a dystopian world in which women spend their youth preparing for very specific roles as wives, this is a story of resistance. I loved that the characters are Latinx and there is an LGTB love story.

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Love the narrator‘s unique voice and the way slut shaming, gender double standards, revenge porn, and bullying are handled in this book! @chelreads I hope this has arrived & that you enjoy it! #TheBreakfastBookClub
#socialmediafocus #booked2019 #Spring

chelreads I forgot to reply to your comment earlier this week! Yes - this arrived ☺️ I started reading Flower today! 8mo
whatsthEStorey @chelreads great!! Guess you‘re still on double duty catching us up! Thank you! 8mo
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Abusers say the same things in every language. Meena is a young Indian writer who survives and escapes an incredibly abusive marriage. Beautifully and poetically written.

⚠️Major trigger warning for domestic and sexual violence.

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Unpopular opinion alert! The story of a strong, brave Chinese American woman living in the PNW during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act interwoven with the story of a modern-day entitled brat (who we‘re supposed to like). This book only merits a so-so because the author wrote about an interesting period of history. That part of the storyline was pretty engaging. I did not like the modern MC at all. The ending felt trite & contrived.

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Some #LitsyLove went to the post office yesterday! 💕

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💞💞 8mo
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Sweetpea | C.J. Skuse
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Rhiannon is kind of like if Bridget Jones had massive trauma to her ventromedial prefrontal cortex; a raunchy, foul-mouthed, funny, diary-keeping, promiscuous, brutal psychopath with poor impulse control who keeps finding herself in mishaps (ie becomes a serial killer). I really enjoyed this book, but if CJ Scuse had left out one or two descriptions of what was happening in Rhiannon‘s panties, that would‘ve been cool.

TorieStorieS This book literally just came in the mail to me yesterday!!! 8mo
whatsthEStorey @TorieStorieS I hope you enjoy it! It is dark, funny, and graphic. Very escapist. I thought it was great fun! 8mo
TorieStorieS I actually bought it as sort of a joke- my aunt has called me Sweetpea my whole life so I saw the cover and sent it to her... she didn‘t think it was as funny as I did! 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
whatsthEStorey 😂😂 That‘s also much funnier given how messed up this book is! @TorieStorieS 8mo
wordzie ❤The review 8mo
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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An unflinching look at a gifted concert pianist diagnosed with ALS and his family. Lisa Genova draws heavily from her experience as a neuroscientist and real life knowledge to paint an intimate portrait of a debilitating disease.
#Booked2019 #featuresamusician

Crazeedi This was a good onr 9mo
Cinfhen She writes medical drama so well 9mo
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A character driven novel in which a few oddly matched characters meet at a library. Friendships are made, secrets are shared. I found this book lovely, but understand the mixed reviews. There are so many storylines that some of them are thin; it seems like the author didn‘t want to add the extra pages or leave them out, so they stayed barely there. Some details serve no purpose, others are missing completely. Audio was good, which saved it for me!

NatalieR Great review! 9mo
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@aroc surprised me with this thoughtful bookish gift of a Book Beau yesterday! Little did she know I have been coveting one for ages! And I so love the birds. Growing up, we always marked the end of winter by the swallows returning to the barn so they make me think of springtime and of freedom, hence my tattoo. 🥰

aroc You're welcome! I'm really glad you wanted one! 💛 I have been wanting to get you one but didn't like any of the patterns. Then I saw this one and said YES! Some book love for my book friend! 9mo
Fridameetslucy Your bird tattoos are swallows? I draw birds 7mo
whatsthEStorey @Fridameetslucy very cool! Yes, they are! Swallows are my favorite. I love birds on everything. 7mo
Fridameetslucy @whatsthEStorey look on Instagram for my same name - there are some drawings and also porcelain swallow bird sculptures on my studio bench waiting to dry and get fired. 7mo
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15 books read this month, 8 books by Black authors for Black History Month. I finished my #Booked2019 winter goals. A much better reading month than I expected!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📚💖 9mo
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Flower Recipe Book | Alethea Harampolis, Jill Rizzo
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This time of year, my heart is hungry for flowers. Beautiful arrangements with “recipes” for creating each. My last selection for winter Booked 2019! Spring is just around the corner!

#RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace #Booked2019

Cinfhen This photo and the book cover make me happy too!!! I definitely want this book🥰🤩😍 9mo
zsuzsanna_reads This looks so good! Would you recommend it to a beginner? 9mo
whatsthEStorey @zsuzsanna_reads I consider myself a beginner, so yes! ☺️ It‘s not the first book I‘d read if I were discovering the basics and there are some arrangements beyond the supplies I have access to, but some are simple and accessible. They‘re all beautiful and inspiring! 9mo
whatsthEStorey @Cinfhen me too! The pictures are exquisite! 9mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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This MC Maurice, an author, has not one single likable quality. I seethed about his horrible behavior with elevated blood pressure as I devoured this book. You will be rooting for misfortune to befall this guy, I promise. Read when you want to rage but also don‘t mind being reminded how unfair life is. Audio was okay.

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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I‘m hate-reading this book. I cannot believe what an irredeemable parasite Maurice is. WAKE UP, EDITH!!! This is NOT a relaxing read.

RadicalReader @whatsthEStorey what an interesting description might have to check this out for myself love a non relaxing read!! Be sure to check out 9mo
Crazeedi Oh no, this book was given to me, it's one I was going to read soon, now you're making me wonder 9mo
whatsthEStorey @Crazeedi its really good, just infuriating! 9mo
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whatsthEStorey @RadicalReader that‘s the first I‘ve heard of The One! Sounds like a very original concept. Stacked! 📚 9mo
Crazeedi @whatsthEStorey I've read 2 others by him , and the characters were frustrating in them too, must be a recurring theme in his books 9mo
candority I HATED Maurice more than I‘ve ever hated a character before, but I loved this book! I hope you continuing enjoying it 😊 9mo
wordzie 😁👍 9mo
RadicalReader @whatsthEStorey it‘s also going to be made into a Netflix series premiering about 2020 9mo
whatsthEStorey @Crazeedi when I read The Heart‘s Invisible Furies, I got angry with the MC and had to step away. But I was completely invested in him and loved him, imperfections and all. This guy is just a terrible person. But you should definitely read it & despise him with us! 😉 9mo
whatsthEStorey @candority I‘m in part III now! I don‘t think I‘ve ever liked a book before in which the MC was so unlikeable and not relatable. That is a feat of writing! 9mo
whatsthEStorey @RadicalReader oooooh I think it will make a really good series! 9mo
Crazeedi @whatsthEStorey I'm going to read it! His books definitely engage the emotions! 9mo
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Fair warning: SO vulgar and raunchy. If you‘re down for that, this book is absolutely hilarious and deeply sad. Sam Irby copes with her abusive childhood, loss of two parents, chronic depression, physical disability, dysfunctional relationships, loneliness and love with biting, inappropriate (occasionally uncomfortable) humor.

#readBlackwomen #readBlackauthors #Blackhistorymonth

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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An inspiring & candid story of the journey from little girl in a Southside Chicago duplex to first Black FLOTUS in the White House. It is so cool to listen to Michelle Obama‘s own voice talk about how she learned she didn‘t like being a lawyer, fell in love with her husband, & met the Queen. I remember vividly many moments she writes about & hearing them from her perspective is fascinating. #Blackhistorymonth #readBlackwomen

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Cute, light romance with well-written characters. The author doesn‘t overlook details like navigating an interracial relationship or living in a body that doesn‘t fit the cookie cutter image of beauty while still keeping the tone easy.
#readBlackwomen #Blackhistorymonth

hermyknee Such a cute photo!!! 9mo
gradcat Such lovely people & pets ❤️😍🥰 9mo
Tamra Nothing better! 9mo
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My inter library loan came in earlier this week, just in time for my snow-afternoon. I was choosing which book of my library haul to start with and then I read this: “sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is a dumpster fire.” Since I used these exact words earlier to describe me week thus far, I think it‘s meant to be! 🔥😂

suzisteffen Really enjoyed this collection of essays. Samantha Irby is wonderfully forthright and also hilarious. 9mo
whatsthEStorey @suzisteffen I really like her writing style. Forthright is a good word for it! There were a couple stories where I laughed really hard and a couple that made me tearful. 9mo
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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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The kind of book that made me put my lunch away because I was affected physically by the pain. Also heartbreakingly beautiful in the small, quiet details.

#Blackhistorymonth #readBlackauthors #readBlackwomen
My #newtoyouauthor for #Booked2019 Almost done with winter!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 💔💔💔 9mo
Cinfhen I loved this story but it was so raw. #JoJo 💕 9mo
businessmermaid This book gutted me! 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! I have this planned for another prompt (can‘t remember which right now) this year. Now I want to read it sooner! 9mo
BooknerdsLife Just finished it and love it so much too! 8mo
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Summer Wives | Beatriz Williams
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”...you never do suspect what inconsequential event will change the course of your life.”

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Pickpick

A retelling of Frankenstein from the perspective of a teenage girl, ward of the Frankenstein family. This is a well told story with a theme of men abusing power over women. Who creates a monster...and who really is the monster?

businessmermaid This sounds very intriguing! 9mo
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Mehso-so

📸 Awkward selfie alert! 📸 So I love Issa Rae and was prepared to love this book. But while a few of the essays were excellent and chuckle-quietly-funny, a lot of them fell flat, Issa‘s unique voice and perspective not coming through the pages. Still, I‘m glad I got to know a little more about her.
#Blackhistorymonth #readBlackwomen #readBlackauthors #Blitsy

JoScho I adore this picture. So much love. 9mo
gradcat @JoScho I second what you said...such a lovely picture! Your dog is beautiful! 9mo
whatsthEStorey @JoScho & @gradcat thank you! 💛 She snuggles with me when I have my coffee and it is the best part of the morning. 9mo
kaysworld1 Your dog is adorable 💖 9mo
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