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Girls in the Moon
Girls in the Moon | Janet McNally
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Everyone in Phoebe Ferris s life tells a different version of the truth.Her mother, Meg, ex-rock star and professional question evader, shares only the end of the story the post-fame calm that Phoebe s always known. Her sister Luna, indie rock darling of Brooklyn, preaches a stormy truth of her own making, selectively ignoring the facts she doesn t like. And her father, Kieran, the co-founder of Meg s beloved band, hasn t said anything at all since he stopped calling three years ago.But Phoebe, a budding poet in search of an identity to call her own, is tired of half-truths and vague explanations. When she visits Luna in New York, she s determined to find out how she fits in to this family of storytellers, and maybe even to continue her own tale the one with the musician boy she s been secretly writing for months.This soul-searching, authentic debut weaves together Phoebe s story with scenes from the romance between Meg and Kieran that started it all leaving behind a heartfelt reflection on family, fame, and finding your own way."
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perfectsinner
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A really fast, fun, cute YA read

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SilverShanica
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Mehso-so

Not a bad coming-of-age story. A fun, simple YA read that‘s great for the beach or cabin. Has a lot of good points for book club discussions, and the easy text and light plot make it a good read for a variety of ages and reading levels.

RaimeyGallant Loving your review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Purplerosiepage
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Quick read. Cute, if unremarkable.

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Sweettartlaura
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3.5 stars

Nothing really amazing here, but a really sweet book about 2 sisters on the cusps of their lives. It‘s a great summer read - it‘s a seamless read - and it‘s quick. A great book to have around when you want something light & sweet.

Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one a lot! 2y
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BookishBlonde12
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Giving this on a 3.5 out of 5 ⭐️‘s. I thought the book was sweet and just what I needed at the time. The book wasn‘t a homer in for me but I enjoyed the sister relationship between Luna and Phoebe.

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BookishBlonde12
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#sundaymorningreads #readinginbed

Hope everyone is enjoying their day! Want to finish this one today. 🤓

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BookishBlonde12
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Book and breakfast 🍳 😋

Happy Saturday everyone!

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BookishBlonde12
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Slowly making progress on my ever-growing #TBR pile. #currentread

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Lidia
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#Riotgrams Day 4 #Purple 💜

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MrsGreen
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It‘s opening day for #SecretSantaGoesPostal! @swishandflick did a phenomenal job in selecting books and bookish gifts for me! Thank you!! My first enamel mug, totally looking forward to that hot chocolate and truffles, book socks that I don‘t already own, and more!! All great books too! Ashley, thank you! 💙
Thank you also to @Avanders @MrBook @BookBabe for organizing #wintersolsticebookexchange ! 📚

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
swishandflick Yay!!! I'm so glad you like everything! 🤗 (Also, pro tip: drop a truffle into the bottom of your hot chocolate👌🏽😋) 2y
MrsGreen @swishandflick Oo, good to know! Thanks! You did great on the books. I‘ve read two of them (loved them both), have wanted to read Gelato forever, and Girls is new to me! 2y
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Cinfhen ❤️💚❤️ 2y
swishandflick Aww, sorry for the ones you'd already read, I was afraid that might happen! Gelato made me want to get back to Italy pronto and I LOVED Girls in the Moon - hope you love them too! 😄 2y
Avanders Those socks are magic sauce! 💖💖 2y
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LaurenReads
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This book was beautiful. I loved the mixed timelines and changes in narrator. I loved the characters and the story way more than I expected. #botm

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DrizztGirl
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This was a wonderful read. I loved how the point of view changed from present to past, daughter to mother. It gave a different story while answers questions from the first story. I started reading it and was hooked. I felt like I couldn't put it down because I just wanted to know what was going to happen next. I highly recommend this book!

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BookishBlonde12
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Now that I am back home I have quite the stack to get through!

emilyhaldi Quite the stack! 2y
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Robothugs
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Phoebe‘s mom evades questions about her past, her sister creates her own truth, and she hasn‘t spoken to her father for three years. On a trip to New York to visit her sister, Phoebe is determined to find out the truth about her parents rock star past and in the process finds her own voice. #AwakeMySoul #TuneIntoNovember

Spotify Playlist: http://spoti.fi/2yQbbT6
Remember that you do not need Spotify to see the playlist!

Cinfhen This sounds good but I'm pretty sure my #BOTM people HATED IT - am I wrong??? @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @L_auren @Booksandcooks 2y
Robothugs 🤷🏻‍♀️ It isn‘t for everyone, I know I‘ve seen a few people that didn‘t like it. I really enjoyed it, but it‘s also YA. I liked seeing the story from her mom‘s perspective as well. @Cinfhen 2y
emilyhaldi @Cinfhen I expected to hate this one but I loved it!!! One of the few YA's I have ever enjoyed. Pretty sure @Reviewsbylola liked it too 😄 2y
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Cinfhen That‘s the beauty of books...everybody can feel something different from them💕💕 2y
Cinfhen Oh wow, see I‘m getting my #BOTM books all mixed up. 2y
Reviewsbylola Yes, I really enjoyed this one! @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi 2y
Reviewsbylola There are a few YA BOTM books that I enjoyed. Crazy, I know! 😜 @Cinfhen 2y
Robothugs Well there you have it! Stack this one 😉 @Cinfhen @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen I liked it! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Mumford! ❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Ha! I went to stack it and it's already #stacked😂 2y
Cinfhen So which was the YA book that was horrible @Booksandcooks @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi ??? 2y
Reviewsbylola A Million Junes. That‘s the only one I can think of straight away. @Cinfhen 2y
Cinfhen Yes, that‘s the one @Reviewsbylola 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻✅ 2y
Megabooks I loved Junes @Cinfhen !! I hated The Love Interest and felt mediocre about Little and Lion. @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @L_auren 2y
Reviewsbylola Oh yes, The Love Interest was another one!! @emilyhaldi @Booksandcooks @Cinfhen 2y
L_auren @Reviewsbylola @Cinfhen @emilyhaldi I also loved Girls on the Moon. Liked Junes and Emma too. 2y
Cinfhen So many mixed opinions 💘can't wait to see your #BOTMHitsandMisses @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Booksandcooks @L_auren 😁 2y
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cobwebmoth
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A couple of #bookswithsisters I still haven't read the tagged book.🙄 #booksacrossoceans @pri_bibliophile @mellisarock

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😍😍😍 2y
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Megabooks
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I survived work!! You ever feel like you need a 🏅or🏆 for that?

Finished this sweet book on the way home yesterday. It's a cute story about two sisters, a mother, and some rock and roll. It was definitely more adult than the usual YA since some of the chapters were narrated by the mother about the end of her marriage. Solid narration. Overall, recommend! #botm #botmchallenge 29/35

Reviewsbylola For YA, I loved this!! Such a surprising gem. 3y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Agreed! 😃 3y
AJBowers 🙌👏👏👏 3y
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L_auren Yay!! I really enjoyed this too 3y
Megabooks @AJBowers 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Megabooks @L_auren Yes, I was surprised! 3y
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Megabooks
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So 10 hour drive today then 😴😴 at parents' house where I sleep🚶🏻‍♀️. Seriously, it was hilarious. Burst in on my mother in the bathroom!

Anyway, I got halfway through The Lowells, but the big news is I'm actually enjoying Girls in the Moon with my second try! You're right @Reviewsbylola and @emilyhaldi it is a fun book. I'm going to try to finish both this vacation.

britt_brooke 😆 3y
emilyhaldi So happy you're enjoying it!!! ❤️ 3y
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Reviewsbylola Yay! Glad the second try is going better. 3y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Yeah, it's actually a fun little story! 3y
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silentrequiem
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What a lovely book. Beautifully written. A story about family, self, and music. I loved the symmetry with Catcher in the Rye! #LitsyPartyOfOne

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silentrequiem
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😂😂😂😂😂
#LitsyPartyOfOne

erinreads I really liked this book! 💕 3y
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silentrequiem
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I love this geometry reference! 180°
Also, poorly drawn triangles.
#LitsyPartyOfOne

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silentrequiem
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Is there anything better than a lazy Sunday morning reading in bed? #LitsyPartyOfOne

Gissy Yes!! 📚👍😍 3y
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KatieLMae
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3.5/5⭐️

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Robothugs
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I don't really have any books with #musicaltitles but this books title comes from a lyric in a fictional song. #maybookflowers

Eggs How do you get the "prompts"? 3y
Robothugs @Eggs if you scroll through the feed of person I tagged, you should get to a post with all the prompts for May. 3y
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DiruVamp
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A YA book about two sisters whose divorced parents are former rock stars. They have an estranged relationship with their father who is still in the music business and the older sister seems to be following in her parents footsteps. It isn't an overly exciting book - not a lot happens. But, as someone who is obsessed with music, it was nice to see something different and I loved the old musician references. It was cute.

syasutake Sounds interesting! 3y
Reviewsbylola This one was great! 3y
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Jas16
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Never would have discovered this book without Litsy and that would have been a shame. I picked up when I made my lunch and somehow it is getting dark. This is a great YA about a girl visiting her older sister in NYC for a few days and trying to navigate her way through all of gaps in what she knows about her family.

Reviewsbylola I was initially very skeptical of this one when it was a BOTM pick a few months ago. I am glad I gave it a chance because I loved it! 3y
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LeslieO
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Janet McNally came to talk to 7th and 8th grade book club today! #realliveauthor

Reviewsbylola That's so awesome! I loved that book. 3y
LeslieO @Reviewsbylola She was so great with the kids! 3y
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LeslieO
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Another #local author #aprilbookshowers

Chab256 This is on my TBR from #BOTM a few months back... 3y
LeslieO @Chab256 I really liked it. 3y
Reviewsbylola I was pleasantly surprised by this one. I really enjoyed it! 3y
LeslieO @Reviewsbylola Me, too 🙂 3y
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Reviewsbylola
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I'm on my way to the airport in an hour and my carry on is stuffed full, so I had to hurry up and finish my book! This is one of those #botm books that I was completely uninterested in and now I am annoyed that I didn't add it to one of my boxes. It is the perfect example of YA done right. I loved following Phoebe, Luna, and Meg as they examined and reflected about their familial relationships and lives. #botmchallenge

Cinfhen Safe travels , enjoy 😊 3y
Bks4Wrms I'm impressed you are ready to go and have time to read! If it was me I would be stressed and frantically doing last minute packing! 😳 3y
melbeautyandbooks Have a great trip! 3y
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Reviewsbylola I usually am but the most important thing yesterday was making sure my kids took naps. 😂 So I read as I laid with them. @Bks4Wrms 3y
Cinfhen Yay! I guess this means you've reached your destination☀️☀️☀️☀️hope weather is warm & sunny! 3y
Reviewsbylola We did and it is. 😊 @Cinfhen 3y
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emilyhaldi
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I was pleasantly surprised by this book! I normally avoid YA, and wouldn't have chosen to read this if not for the #BOTM challenge (reading all 2017 picks!). The writing was understated and poetic and the story & characters were enjoyable. I read this in one day, finishing with a glass of wine while my husband cooks dinner 👍🏻

Reviewsbylola I just started this. Going to try and squeeze it in before FL. 3y
emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola you can do it!! 3y
L_auren I felt the same!! Good to dip my toes into the YA pond 3y
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peaknit
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YA for today. #BOTM

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Mimi28
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Laying in bed at 6am hoping to not have to go to the ER with bad side and back pain before my dr appt on Tuesday reading. I just got Fever Dream too which I really want to read also but not in this condition. Also, this could be gas too. Very embarrassing to go to the ER for 🤣I crack myself up!! If I didn't I wouldn't be alive right now. Love Yas and Good Morning Littens!!! ❤❤❤❤😻😻😻📚📚📚🏙🏙

DGRachel Feel better soon! 3y
Mimi28 @DGRachel Thanks!! I have a cyst and other issues they have been monitoring so I am kind of freaked out but I keep thinking -- what if it's just bad gas?! lol Trying to stay positive 👍 3y
DGRachel I get it. I've had a couple of episodes of severe chest pain where I was scared I was having a heart attack, but then worried that it was just bad indigestion and just rode out the pain at home for hours rather than go to the ER. 😳 3y
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Jas16 Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. 3y
Mimi28 @DGRachel Thanks for understanding ❤❤ I hope you are ok now 😊😊😊 3y
Mimi28 @Jas16 Thanks!! ❤❤ 3y
Reviewsbylola Feel better! 3y
Nonaroo Feel better soon. 💕💕 3y
asiriusreader Feel better!! 3y
RealBooks4ever I'd send a hug but that might hurt. On the other hand, it might help force the "issue"! ? Seriously, I hope you're ok. ? 3y
Mimi28 @Reviewsbylola @Nonaroo @asiriusreader Thanks!! I was feeling better for a while then overdid it by taking 12 block round trip hike to the library to get away from humans, lol. Thanks though you guys are so sweet!!! ❤❤❤❤ 3y
Mimi28 @RealBooks4ever Thanks!! ((((( hugs back to you)))))) I just don't like to be touched in general I don't even hug my mom. My boyfriend and a cat purring beside me are really the only touch I'm comfortable with. Thanks for the concern though!!! ❤❤❤ 3y
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StephBengtson
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Muscle relaxers and some sparkly YA are a good cure for back spasms. And a sleepy puppy. ✨🦄

OSChamberlain Ugh I have a back spasm too 😩 3y
StephBengtson @OSChamberlain no fun!! I hope you feel better soon! 3y
Reviewsbylola I just picked this up from my library yesterday for #botmchallenge. I hope your back feels better! 3y
OSChamberlain @StephBengtson Same to you!! 3y
StephBengtson @Reviewsbylola thanks! I'm liking this book so far. It's a fun and easy read. Hope you enjoy it! 3y
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BookishMarginalia
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In the beginning... #FirstPage

Jenken1998 I literally just snagged this at the goodwill today.. let us know how you like it. 3y
brennahawleycraig ❤ this book! 3y
Kmmsellers I really enjoyed this book. ❤ 3y
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KatyAliceReads
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Another Book of the Month Club contest that I won't win... 💁🏻

Megabooks Great entry! 3y
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Robothugs
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I adored this book. It's a beautifully written coming of age story. McNally's background in poetry comes through in the writing. I found Phoebe a relatable and likable character and also enjoyed the chapters from the perspective of her mother at a younger age, which gave the story some much needed background and pulled it together. Some connections weren't made that I wish were... but for a debut novel, this was lovely.

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Robothugs
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#CurrentlyReading I'm really loving this book so far!

Everyone in Phoebe Ferris's life tells a different version of the truth. Her mother shares only the end of the story. Her sister preaches a stormy truth of her own making. And her father hasn't said anything at all since he stopped calling three years ago.

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Mimi28
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I've been buying a lot of the books that I was hoarding from the library by renewing them over and over so I am taking back about 10 more books today. I am picking up the book I cited. I really do want to read it!! Have a great day Littens!!! 😻😻❤❤😎😎😎📚📚📚

AmandaL I've been doing this too! I just started bringing some back and listing them for borrowing later. 3y
Mimi28 @AmandaL I love books sooo much but wanting to read them and then actually reading them is so hard. I had the maximum number allowed 50 books out. I get so excited about reading a book but then having to deal with due dates for the popular ones is just too much. I'm down to about 30 now. Baby steps. 3y
AmandaL Ha! I'm the same. Good luck! 3y
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erinreads
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Solid YA novel. 👌🏻 I really loved the story going back and forth from Phoebe's current day perspective to her mom's experience in the band in the 90s, which in turn was running parallel with Phoebe's sister's life in the present. It sounds complex, but it was honestly a sweet, quick, and interesting read and I'm glad this was my #BOTM pick for January.

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erinreads
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Making good progress (12 out of 25) on the #LitsyReadingChallenge but still no bingo!

Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
EllieDottie I love this way of tracking this!! 3y
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erinreads
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Had TWO PAGES left in this book when I got to my stop. I've never mastered walking and reading, so this is me... reading in line at Chipotle. (also, to avoid looking like a weirdo, I took this super fast and it focused on this guy's pink bag and not my book. boooo.) #booknerdproblems

vivastory Enjoy your food (& book). I ate there just a few days ago. 3y
LeahBergen 😂😂 I always try to take Litsy photos in public REALLY quickly. And ... umm... that's quite the pink tote-bag! 3y
Reviewsbylola Hahahahaha. I would have been so upset not to have finished! 3y
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LauraBeth I need to know more abut this pink bag 😂 3y
erinreads @Reviewsbylola I literally groaned and considered just riding to the next stop and back. But I was so hungry, so my priorities were all messed up! 😜 3y
erinreads @LeahBergen @LauraBeth My picture is kind of deceiving because this guy's daughter was with him, but my book was covering her. Whoops. 😂 But I do think he was rocking that pink bag! 👌🏻 3y
LeahBergen @erinreads You've ruined my amazement at his sense of aplomb 😂 3y
jmtrivera I have done this. 😁 3y
bookwrm526 I like that bag, though! 😂 3y
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erinreads
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This is going to be a nice, comfortable YA read and honestly, that's all I really need sometimes. 👍🏻 #BOTM

Chab256 I picked this one last month but haven't gotten to it yet. Interested to see what you think... 3y
LeslieO I really enjoyed it! 3y
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Apinlibraryland
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Mehso-so

This is between a pick and a so-so. It was good, but not great. I can't put my finger on what was missing.

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peaknit
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#funfridayphoto the book closest to me, seems appropriate for a trip to space!👽

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Apinlibraryland
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Listening to this #botm book via Overdrive. It's good, but I'm not completely engaged yet.

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hes7
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It's never an easy feat to pick a favorite book, even for a short month... but I really loved this first read of February. #feistyfeb

(I also had a pretty great #bookhaul this month... like my #TBR needs to be any longer... 🙄)

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Linda906
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This book was not an exciting page turner type of book. However, the gorgeous language and deep character development kept me reading and wishing for more. I love "I'm with the band" stories and the overall feeling of this story felt nostalgic of 90s bands. Sweet story of the choices we make based on what we consider as vital to our individual expression of our complex lives.

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lydiasue
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I'm working on getting better on this review part. The main character, Phoebe, feels so real I could slip into her. The relationships with her family and friends are well done, and kept the story going. Enjoyable easy read, loved the setting and the writing, very descriptive. I finished while Navi was doing a little bird watching.

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Linda906
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Gonna visit NYC now...with The Girls In the Moon.

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