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whippoorwill815

whippoorwill815

Joined December 2016

Eclectic mood reader who gravitates towards mystery/thriller/horror. Crime lab employee 🧬👩🏼‍🔬Ravenclaw. Coffee. Kindle💙
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Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty
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Imaginary Friend by Steven Chbosky
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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I really loved this book!

This is a very long (900+ pages) and highly researched/detailed slow burn of a horror novel. You will join John Franklin‘s (real) lost arctic expedition as they fall victim to relentless isolation, extreme cold, disease, and starvation... along with a bit of supernatural horror for good measure.

I love a good slow burn #chunkster and if you do too, this may be for you!

vivastory I also loved this one 3d
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Survive | Stephen Llewelyn
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This is how my #LMPBC book arrived today 😩

But the good news is despite the packaging being a hot mess (I think something was spilled on it), the book itself appears unharmed!! 🎉. I think it was thankfully protected by it being in a bubble mailer.

Dragonfairykats I will definitely make sure I use something wrapped! I just need to make sure I don't have anything to say before putting it in the mail! I received my book today! 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘m so glad it looks ok. I had something similar happen once, I think it got seriously rained on then, now I always put the book inside a big ziplock bag, and then into the mailing envelope. It seems like overkill, but ziplocks are cheaper than replacing books. 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats I‘m glad yours arrived safely! (edited) 4d
whippoorwill815 I usually use bubble mailers myself as well but this is the first time this has happened! Adding an extra ziplock bag is definitely not a bad idea !! And yes, I am glad the one I sent arrived safely! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Dragonfairykats 4d
jessinikkip Oh gosh! Glad to hear the book still arrived safe and sound to you! That is the important part, that it made it okay, despite whatever happened to that envelope! 4d
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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I am so sad this series is over! I don‘t have much else to say besides I loved every minute of this book and the whole series and I recommend it to everyone.

Now I shall expediently return this to library for the next person and then drown my book hangover sorrows with cat snuggles.

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Niagara Falls | Marion Dane Bauer
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Things have been crazy lately and this is partly the reason why - I got married at Niagara Falls two weeks ago where we braved the cold and wind to get married by the Horseshoe Falls!

This was followed by a work trip and lots of general adulting that comes along with getting married...

I‘m happy to finally have a bit of a quiet weekend to read (with my new mug of course) as I‘m nearing completion on three different books!!!

BookNAround Congratulations! May you have many years of love. 2w
wordslinger42 Congratulations!! 2w
AmyG Congratulations! 🎉 2w
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TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 2w
Chelsea.Poole Congratulations! 🍾 2w
vivastory Congrats 🍾🎉🎉 2w
SaturnDoo 🥳🎉🎊🍾🥂 Congratulations!!!! 2w
cathipink Best wishes to you 🎉🎉🎉 2w
mcctrish Congratulations 🎉glad things have calmed a bit so you can relax 2w
Victoriahoperose Congrats, Amy! So happy for you ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
sprainedbrain Oh congratulations! Beautiful photos ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🥂 2w
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 2w
Chrissyreadit Congratulations! 2w
Jas16 Congratulations ❤️🥂❤️ 2w
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊❤️🥂 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations! 2w
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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I am once again attending a work conference in Oklahoma (where I actually excel at introverting), so it was the perfect time for this hold to come through!

I am so excited for this!!

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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As many former #LMPBC group mates of mine know, it‘s a bit of a tradition for me to read #LMPBC books while sitting in dealerships getting oil changes and such. Here I am again!

I also fit in additional waiting room reading yesterday during my glorious visit to the social security office. I could not document it at the time because they take away your phone at the door at that building!

This is why you don‘t go anywhere without a book.

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Um hi, is it necessary to plop right there because that‘s my book you‘re sitting on. I was planning on reading that!

#catsoflitsy
#LMPBC

ShyBookOwl Absolutely necessary. My cat thinks so too lol 3w
Reagan-reads Looks like it‘s cat petting time 3w
Slajaunie 💙🐾 3w
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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First snow of the year has occurred today and it just so happens my current read is the perfect accompaniment for this weather! (setting: the Arctic in the 1840s)

Crazeedi We are getting our first snow too, but nothing has covered ground yet, probably when I get up tomorrow! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❄️ 1mo
wanderinglynn Wow! It‘s pretty, but I‘m glad I live in an area that gets little to no snow. 1mo
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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This word!!!

I have never seen this word before yet it has immediately become my new favorite word.

brilliantglow It's a great word 1mo
JoScho One of my faves! 1mo
quietjenn It's such a good one! 1mo
whippoorwill815 @brilliantglow @JoScho @quietjenn I knew fellow Littens would understand! 😅 I am glad I am not alone in loving this word ! 1mo
CBee Fantastic word 😁 2w
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The Toll | Neal Shusterman
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I have waited so long for this!

At times like this, my tiny local library system sometimes comes through more than the bigger libraries! If I tried to place the hold through the NYPL instead, the wait was currently over 6 months 😱

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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Spending a little time this morning with my new book for the next round of #LMPBC and my coffee of course!

#GroupS #SciFi

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa @jessinikkip @Dragonfairykats

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Looks like a great morning to me! 1mo
Dragonfairykats Mmmm coffee ☕ 1mo
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I did not realize that the cat would become my reading buddy while I am reading in the bathtub, but here we are. #catsoflitsy

I wanted a new read that was fitting for the season and I got the tagged book on Kindle for $1.99!

Nerdfins Awww Lily! 😻 1mo
Soubhiville Cutie. 1mo
AlaMich Does she do that often? It‘s adorable (at least, until she falls in 😾) 1mo
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brit91 Awww😻😻😻😻 1mo
whippoorwill815 @AlaMich all the time!! She‘s so weird. She half fell in once when getting a little overconfident jumping on the narrowest part of the edge of the tub but beyond that day it does not seem to have made a lasting impression 😂😂😂 1mo
Dolly Cats have a complicated relationship with water 🙀😺😻 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @jessinikkip and fun idea @JoScho !

❤️ Syracuse, NY
🧡 32
💛 I analyze 🧬 in a crime lab...and do a lot of overtime !
💚 Engaged for about 3 more weeks, then we are “almost eloping” at Niagara Falls
💙 she/her
💜 it‘s the name of the road I live on + a nod to the TV show Lost, which I was obsessed with back in the day 😂

#gettingtoknowyou

ljuliel Congrats on the upcoming wedding 👰🏻 💒 💐 2mo
Aloisi_tribe That sounds like the coolest job in the world. And I was also obsessed with Lost. We were stationed in Hawaii during the filming of the fifth and sixth seasons so I got to stalk the sets and visit all the shooting locations. 2mo
JoScho Thanks for joining in 😊❤️ 2mo
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I have been working So. Much. Overtime. this month and it‘s really decimated my reading time 😩

It‘s late in the month but I am so happy to finally be starting my last #LMPBC book for this round!! (While I sit at the Costco tire center waiting to get my snow tires on. Never go anywhere without a book!)

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Ok, as a Binghamton native I am having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that Stephen King knows what Binghamton is...let alone that he knows our minor league baseball team 😂😂

If anyone is wondering if that is *really* what they are called, I am pleased to inform you that yes, the Rumble Ponies are 100% real.

Thanks for the shoutout, SK!

GloVerdino A Tebow reference in there would have been amazing 2mo
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The Institute | Stephen King
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I‘ve been a little MIA and this is why! My fiancé and I adopted this teen mom kitty last week. She‘s a tortie (although hard to tell from this particular photo). She‘s about a year old and we named her Lily! #catsoflitsy

I‘ve been reading as much as I can though (tagged book!) and even though I almost missed it, I signed up for the science fiction group for #LMPBC! We have a couple spots left, join us! ?

AmyG She is a beauty! Congrats....cat parents! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Birdsong28 Beautiful 😻📚📖 2mo
Ruthiella Adorable! 😻😻😻😻 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Aww!! 😻😻 2mo
JoScho Yay!!! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Hey @erinreads and @Endowarrior21 - just wanted to let you guys know the package with the replacement #readersgonnaread book arrived!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Looks like my fingers 1-click ordered this before my brain caught up with what they were doing 🤷‍♀️

rather_be_reading oopsy!! haha 2mo
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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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Just a heads up that I sent out #LMPBC to @Victoriahoperose and #readersgonnaread to @Chili ! Both are being sent media mail and the expected delivery for both is next Tuesday!

Victoriahoperose Yay! Can‘t wait. Gonna send mine out tomorrow! 3mo
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These are my recent Kindle purchases. They were both on my TBR and I got them both on sale last week.

But the real message here is: I‘m ready for fall!!

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Enchante | Gita Trelease
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Book, coffee, and candle on this overcast morning since it‘s a bit too humid to sit outside.

#LMPBC

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Enchante | Gita Trelease
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Happy that the porches are back in service and ready for reading!
#LMPBC

Crazeedi Love porches!!💖 4mo
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Finally going to be spending some quality time with my stack!

The tagged book is my current Kindle read, the hidden book in the book sleeve is for #readersgonnaread, and the one that‘s actually visible is for #LMPBC.

cwarnier What is readers gonearead? 4mo
whippoorwill815 @cwarnier it‘s another Litsy postal book club! It‘s a little different than LMPBC in that it‘s a much bigger group (I think we have 13) and we‘re about halfway through- this round goes to Jan 2020. And all the books are secret so it‘s a surprise each month (hence why it‘s hidden). 4mo
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Porch repairs/repainting project is finally complete! It was a bit of work to say the least...as all house projects seem to be.

On the downside, I can‘t actually enjoy reading out there in the nice weather because we can‘t put the furniture back out for at least 72 hours...my current reading spot is to be perched on the corner of the couch *next to* the opened doors and just feet from the porch proper 🤷🏼‍♀️😅

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The Dreamers: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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#LMPBC

I rated this a pick but it‘s more between a pick and a so-so. I do like her style- a “quiet” dystopian story that is more character focused and not action focused. I enjoyed the dream-like writing and the mysterious tone. Still, something about this left me vaguely unsatisfied. It may just be I preferred The Age of Miracles over this one.

I‘ll be getting this to the post office within the next couple of days!

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The Dreamers: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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It‘s still a bit humid but thankfully it‘s cooled off enough and it‘s breezy enough that I can get my #LMPBC on out on the porch instead of locked inside!

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Like many others, I will be hiding from the heat and having a serious reading day! These are my current reads that I will be alternating between.

YourWordsByDesign I LOVED The Dreamers, it was so good!! 😍 5mo
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Do I have multiple TBR books that I currently own, that I want to read, and they are just waiting for me to pick them up? Yes.

But did I just buy this new book on Kindle despite all of that because I am in the mood to read this right now? Also yes.

I knew you guys would understand.

laurenbescoby All. The. Time. 😂 5mo
Lovesbooks87 Yep! This is really good! Enjoy! 5mo
Powered_By_Plants 😂 totally! I‘m seeing this book everywhere I may have to join you! 5mo
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whippoorwill815 The struggle is real! 😅 @laurenbescoby 5mo
whippoorwill815 That was part of the reason I wanted to read it, so many people are posting about it! And it‘s totally my kind of book! @Powered_By_Plants 5mo
ambam1987 it's so goooooood! 5mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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My weekend to-do list is very large due to having to testify in a trial next week and because we are hosting a family BBQ next week....

But I will not let this infringe on coffee and book time! Starting my new #LMPBC book this morning !

@ambam1987 @Victoriahoperose @cwarnier

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This was a gift from my cousins! It‘s a scratch-off poster that has 100 books on it (a mix of classics and some more modern selections as well) and you scratch them off as you read them.

I just got it all scratched off and hung....my total on this list right now is only 24 😱

Tagged book is in progress, it‘s just been on the back burner to prioritize book clubs and such!

LapReader Where did they get it from? 5mo
whippoorwill815 @LapReader I‘m not sure, although I know they do have them on Amazon! I got the poster hanger on Amazon as well (it‘s weird dimensions so would be a pain to get a proper frame!) 5mo
Powered_By_Plants Oh fab! I bought hubby the film one for Valentine‘s Day ... slowly making our way through them although there are a few strange ones that we keep putting off 😂 5mo
whippoorwill815 I came across the film one while looking for a hanger for it on Amazon! They are so much fun! I think I‘ll have your experience with the book version too, but it will certainly help me read some more classics! @Powered_By_Plants 5mo
SmartSassery This is epic!! 5mo
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The Dreamers: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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New month...which means a new #readersgonnaread book and a new round of #LMPBC!

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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This was one weird book! It was a slower read for me and it takes some effort- the author throws you into the middle this bizarre alternate reality and it‘s definitely “learn as you go”.

Still, I really liked this! I haven‘t read a sci-fi quite like this before- it‘s got human hibernation, drugs, dreams, myths, extreme weather, sort of zombies, mystery, and intrigue (and more!). I loved the world building, once you get a handle on it.

#LMPBC

whippoorwill815 @cwarnier I noticed that for the next round your address is different - should I mail this to the new address? 5mo
cwarnier Yes please. I am moving the 15th of July for a new job! 5mo
whippoorwill815 @cwarnier How exciting!! Good luck moving, I know it‘s no fun!! 5mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I‘m at my parents house this weekend which means I get a reading buddy!

I‘m coming down to the wire on my last #LMPBC book this round... this has nothing to do with the book and everything to do with my lack of reading time lately!

I‘m delving back in this morning to make some progress. I‘m about 75% done.

#dogsoflitsy

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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My reading has sadly taken a hit recently between work and house projects!

I am getting in some porch reading this morning before the rain rolls in and I start on this weekends project- repainting the bathroom ceiling (thrilling, I know!)

I‘m a little behind on my last #LMPBC #Round5 book but hope to make good progress on it this weekend! I find it quite intriguing so far.

FlowerFairy Love your mug! 6mo
whippoorwill815 @FlowerFairy thanks! It was a gift from my cousins and it‘s one of my favorites!! 6mo
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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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Hello #LMPBC #Round6 #GroupF !!

Have any of you read this book? I know I normally come up with a few choices but I loved this authors first book and have really wanted to read this one! So I figured this may be my pick if none of you have read it before 😊

cwarnier Sounds interesting 6mo
Victoriahoperose I like her too! Haven‘t read it yet!! 6mo
ambam1987 Haven‘t read it! 6mo
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I received both of these today! #LMPBC #readersgonnaread

rretzler Loved it! 6mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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I‘ve been running around a lot here in Texas (and enjoying the weather- what it‘s like here right now is pretty close to what August in NY is like!) but I‘ve still been checking in on Litsy and actually getting a good amount of reading done!

We did visit some of the historical sites which was fitting for my current audiobook (tagged). This is from the JFK monument in Fort Worth.

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I‘m not sure how much reading I‘ll be able to do in Texas but my Kindle is with me and loaded up!

-Miracle Creek is already in progress
-Stillhouse Lake is on my TBR and was free with amazon prime!
-Red Rising was recommended by a coworker, seems like my kind of thing
-The Priory of the Orange Tree is also TBR and is currently $1.99!!

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The Mailman | Bentley Little
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I did it! I made it!

I‘m leaving for Texas tomorrow (trip with my parents to visit my brother) and will be there until June 1st. This week at work was soooo hectic to say the least.

My goal was also to get my #LMPBC and #readersgonnaread books finished and sent out before I left. Although my bf was the one who actually mailed them, they are officially on the way! @cwarnier @Chili

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Gotta love #bookmail!

The items in the bottom half of the picture are a bday present from a non-Litten friend, which I opened several days early since I‘ll be out of town on my actual bday. So excited about the books!

I‘ve also gotten birthday cards from several lovely Littens over the past couple weeks. (Yes, I got them!) You guys are awesome 😊 @Jas16 @BookwormAHN @Kdgordon88 @Lovesbooks87

BookwormAHN 😺😺 7mo
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First weekend porch morning of the year! I spotted a hummingbird visiting our mystery plant so I‘m glad I‘ve put my hummingbird feeders out!

I just started this book which I bought on Kindle. I had it from the library a little while ago but unfortunately with work craziness reducing reading time, it‘s too much stress to have to read on the library‘s schedule right now!

C.Perone Beautiful way to start the day! 7mo
tracey38 Insaw lots of hummingbirds yesterday out the front window going to the feeder hangung on our front porch. It was too hot to sit out there unfortunately. 7mo
stacybmartin Beautiful view! 😍 7mo
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Wow. As a lab person who works in a field that is stringently regulated for quality control (as I‘m sure anyone who works in any lab can attest), this story is utterly mind boggling.

I spent parts of this book exclaiming “you can‘t do that!!” while learning the extent of what happened in those labs. It‘s still hard to believe they got away with it for so long and bamboozled everyone.

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Reality Boy | A.S. King
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I vowed this round to be better about posting reviews for my #LMPBC books because everyone else in my group is so good and I suck! 😳 Better late than never!

I wavered between pick and so so but landed on pick. I was surprised how dark this was for YA and I wish some things were expanded on more. However, I think this had some really interesting commentary on our collective obsession with reality TV (I am certainly guilty of this!)

OriginalCyn620 Can‘t wait to read it! 7mo
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Places in the Darkness | Chris Brookmyre
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I‘ve been working a LOT of overtime but still reading when I can! Here‘s some #currentreads

Backwards book is my May #readersgonnaread and I‘m not actually reading the monstrous physical copy of 11/22/63 but listening to the audio from the library. I‘ve wanted to re-read it for a while!

Background scenery = mystery tree thing off the back porch. It blooms for like 2 weeks only in the spring and I don‘t know what it is!!??

BiblioLitten 💜 gorgeous 7mo
stacybmartin Maybe a rhododendron? Whatever it is, it‘s absolutely beautiful! 💜 7mo
whippoorwill815 That‘s what my mom thinks it might be too. I know nothing about plants! It just has green leaves most of the year and I didn‘t even know it bloomed until last spring (our first spring here) and it blooms so briefly! I wish it stayed like this longer ! @stacybmartin 7mo
stacybmartin @whippoorwill815 so many of the pretty flowers bloom for such a short time! It‘s so pretty while it lasts though. 7mo
Nerdfins It's pretty that's what it is :D 7mo
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Watching You | Lisa Jewell
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Why is it that so far I have read parts of *every* #LMPBC book this round while waiting for car service? Book 1- oil change, Book 2-snow tire removal and now with Book 3- brakes. (Ugh)

The books certainly make the adulting less painful!

@OriginalCyn620 @Victoriahoperose @cwarnier

Victoriahoperose Lol love it. Hopefully you don‘t get stuck there for too long. 7mo
OriginalCyn620 Lol 😆Hope you can do something fun when you‘re done there! 7mo
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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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I have not gotten much physical reading done this week but I was glad to have this “re-read” on audio to keep me company.

This one really made an impact of being especially disturbing and dark when I read it the first time years ago. I would say that‘s still very true. The feeling of dread is strong with this one. I kept hoping it would turn out differently this time!! (It didn‘t.)

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Pet Sematary | Stephen King
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Finally got this from the library!

Yes, I have read this book before and yes, I actually own it. But I decided a while back I was going to re-read it and doing so on audio would be most convenient due to all the other books I have to read 😂

After four months on the wait list, here we are!

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Just lounging in bed on a cloudy, damp Saturday morning with new coffee (courtesy of @BookwormAHN ) and a recently started book!

Jee_HookedOnBookz Loved this book! Happy reading! 8mo
BookwormAHN Enjoy ☕ 8mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Carpet installation was a success! Bottom right is the old (blech!) and bottom left is the new! I redid the whole room in my preferred color palette of blue and gray. The pink has been evicted!

I am doing some re-organizing as things get moved back in. I repurposed this little bookshelf for Litsy books- gifts given to me by Littens in swaps or otherwise and books I picked for postal book clubs too! Tagged book is one I just started.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Love the new color. We updated to something similar last year. 👊🏻 8mo
wanderinglynn Wow! That‘s a great transformation. 👍🏻 8mo
Slajaunie Looks good! 8mo
BookishMarginalia That‘s lovely! 8mo
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