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White Fur
White Fur | Jardine Libaire
166 posts | 91 read | 4 reading | 87 to read
Elise, a street-smart girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and Jamey, the golden boy scion of a wealthy and powerful East Coast family make an unlikely couple. At first theirs is a tale of sexual obsession and wanting to have something you shouldn't. Jamey is both attracted by Elise and repelled by her - she is gritty, uncouth, abrupt and a million miles from his rarefied social circle. In some ways he hates her, yet he keeps coming back for more. For Elise, the attraction to Jamey is visceral. She sees something in him beyond the rich boy mask, and she has always loved to test the boundaries, defying anyone who tries to stop her. But as they get to know each other what started as a challenge gradually transforms and they get to see beyond social class and upbringing to the real person beneath. Their obsession slowly turns into something more like love, and Elise creates in Jamey the lover she wants and needs. In turn he leaves behind his Yale education and divorces his family and their wealth, and they invent a new life together that surprises them both. But Jamey's controlling family are not going to give him up easily and Elise and Jamey will have to fight for the ending they want to their story...
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LaurenReads
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Mehso-so

Let me start by saying that I did not enjoy this book at all. But it‘s such a well written and interesting book.

CoverToCoverGirl That‘s an interesting review some book leave me feeling conflicted too... 6mo
JamieArc I felt the same way about it. 6mo
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BittersweetBooks
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Her heart is like a bird caught in a house - she can‘t even catch the poor thing to calm it down and set it free 🕊

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BornReadChicago
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Pickpick

This book made me so anxious - this relationship is going straight off a cliff, right?? It sagged a tiny bit in the middle, but it was so compelling and the writing is crazy amazing 👍

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Lovesbooks87
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1. I hated this book.
2. Pack. I eat the same thing everyday for lunch during the work week.
3. When my boss tried to play matchmaker with one of the vendors that comes into my work every week! 😡
4. Vanilla Bean Noel from Bath & Body Works. I buy enough of it to last me all year long!
5. fuchsia Stairs

#friyayintros

Patrice1 My favorite smell?? Books! 10mo
JamieArc I really disliked White Fur too! 10mo
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Rissa1
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Panpan

What in the world did I just listen to? This book was nothing that I expected, not in a good way. I only found myself enjoying the last hour and 30 minutes. #25in5

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Rissa1
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Time for a podcast break.

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DannyOlda
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A few of my current podcast came to their last episode so I guess it's time for audiobooks again. What'd you all think of this one?

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britt_brooke
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Best #GoodWill #bookhaul yet! Unbeknownst to me until check out, there was an Earth Day half-off sale, so I got all of these for just $10. 🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️🤸🏼‍♀️

All are #TBR except the JSF.

Suet624 No way! Great haul. 2y
britt_brooke @Suet624 I‘m still freaking out over White Fur and I Let You Go. 🤗 2y
ValerieAndBooks Wow! You lucked out!! 2y
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mrozzz WHOA 👌🏻 2y
Christine11 Nice! 2y
gregspuches I read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close one summer I worked on Block Island! Forgot to add it to my stack as it must‘ve been one of the many books I lent out and never got back 🙄 Such a good book! Remember thoroughly enjoying it and feeling so touched throughout. 2y
britt_brooke @gregspuches It‘s so good. So tough, but touching. It was my first JSF. I love his writing! 2y
LaraReads These are so awesome! Thrift store finds are just the best. Such good deals, and I love thinking of all the people who have read the copy before me! 2y
gregspuches @britt_brooke Don‘t know why I never read another. Although I‘m wondering now if I have and forgot that one too 😂 2y
britt_brooke @LaraReads Yes! I love that, too. Even better if I find marginalia or a receipt or bookmark. I love rehoming! 2y
blondie SUCH good finds! 2y
Lmstraubie This one 💗💗💗 2y
britt_brooke @Lmstraubie That‘s so good to hear! I loved Angela‘s Ashes so much. 💚 2y
britt_brooke @ValerieAndBooks @mrozzz @Christine11 @blondie Thanks! I‘m still riding that book-buying high! 😁 2y
LeslieO Run is a Patchett I don‘t own. Have to get that one 2y
bookaholic1 Great book haul!! 2y
britt_brooke @LeslieO I have 4 of her books now, but have only read Bel Canto. I wasn‘t a fan of it so I‘m reluctant to try her again, but I can‘t pass up a 50 cent book. 😁 What‘s your favorite Patchett? 2y
britt_brooke @bookaholic1 Thanks! 🙌🏻 2y
LeslieO @britt_brooke Bel Canto is my fav! But I just read her essay collection and loved it. 2y
britt_brooke @LeslieO I‘ve been wondering about that one - thanks! Sounds like one I‘d enjoy. 2y
Reviewsbylola Wow, nice! I Let You Go is fantastic! 2y
Booksnchill Wow! Great goodwill! 2y
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SarahRotenberry
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March ‘18 reads. I struggled this month and picked up and put away 3 other books that I didn‘t end up finishing. Luckily, I spent Spring Break at my mom‘s and was able to read and complete 2 books while I was there for a total of 6. White Fur was definitely the best of the bunch with the Strayed in second.

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SarahRotenberry
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Pickpick

Like nothing I‘ve ever read! Jardine‘s observations and descriptions are so precise that you wonder how she even slowed her brain down enough to see them, and at the same time wrote them so fast to capture them on the page. It‘s like a beautiful trick of the brain. Read this! 💝

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morgan_krahn
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Next up! Way behind on my #BOTM picks 🤷🏼‍♀️ featuring Henry‘s Little fingers trying to steal my bookmark 😆

Reviewsbylola Baby hand ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
morgan_krahn @Reviewsbylola he‘s gotta grab EVERYTHING! 2y
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allisoncalifornia
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Pickpick

This one was wild. Glitz, glam, grime, the 80‘s, New York and star crossed lovers.

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bookish_wookish
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So excited to get this ARC!! I love anything to do with the 80s! Thinking possible bookclub pick here!

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Chelseylovestoread
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Pickpick

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The author did a great job portraying Jamey and Elise and how fundamentally different they were, this was no fairytale. It was gut wrenching, though, and had me feeling all the feels.

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Drnkpnkprincess
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I‘m on my second book for the #botmbingeathon - work has been killing me! Taking up all my reading time 😭

I‘m only a few chapters in, but so far so good for this modern day Romeo and Juliet. Jamey seems like the stereotypical 80s prep boy and Elise seems to be causing his neurons to miss fire in all the ways young love does. Can‘t wait to see what happens to these two! #litsyatoz #rhc #litsybingo #readingwomenchallenge

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ShayMonique
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Just started....

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JacintaMCarter
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Mehso-so

#2017Book209
The first 250 pages tell the story of a dysfunctional girl from a poor, screwed-up family who decides to make her rich, preppy neighbor boy fall in love with her. You follow their relationship for most of the book, which is mostly just the two of them secretly wondering if they actually like each other. The last 50 pages feel like they belong in a completely different story. One where stuff actually happens.

mcipher “One where stuff actually happens” cracked me up. Zing!! 😂😂 2y
bitterbear There was stuff happening naked stuff... 😂😂😂😂 2y
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kendra
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Panpan

Man. This ending jumped the shark for me. WTF. It was just ok prior to that, enough to keep me reading, but yeah. No.

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bitterbear
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#bookface 😂😂😂😂 my favorite reading buddy Mz. Mona Bears!! #sbgiveaway @2BR02B

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bitterbear
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Finished the power now on to white fur... (Trying to catch up on my book of the month picks) #catsoflitsy #dirtyblonde #bookofthemonth #botm

Lyn-Mara I devoured White Fur - highly underrated in my opinion. Hope you like it! 2y
bitterbear @Lyn-Mara I'm trying to make a dent in my book of the month selections.. I've been slacking. I hope it's good too.. I really liked my last book. 2y
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Megabooks
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Feeling a little off tonight, so I‘m going on for a little reread.

This is dedicated to @L_auren 😀💜👍🏻

L_auren I was thinking about this book in the shower this morning 😂 2y
Megabooks @L_auren Lol! It‘s such a good book. 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Mehso-so

Have you ever read a book and thought to yourself, “What a bunch of dumbasses?‘ The song Take the Money and Run kept playing in my head.

Kaye Funny !😀 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Talking about Prince 😂

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Kappadeemom
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I would be reading this morning BUT I am sitting in the dentist chair instead. #suckydayoff

Tamra Good luck! 2y
DivineDiana Not a fun place to be! I hope you have a book for the down times! 2y
guinsgirlreads Nice boots!! Good luck 👍🏻 2y
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Kappadeemom
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Reading White Fur and the dogger is 👀👀 at me 😀

Sace He really is! 😂 2y
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BookishFeminist
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This came in for me at the library today so naturally I had to take a picture with our fuzzy resident that has white fur. 😆 He was unimpressed. #thebookishferrets

Texreader Oh so cute!!! 2y
Tamra How do ferrets get along with dogs & cats, and how busy are they at night? 2y
JSW He looks so long-suffering. 😂😂 2y
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emilyhaldi Cuteness!! 💕 2y
GypsyKat Haha! So cute! 2y
Bookzombie So cute! He looks thrilled. 😜 2y
LeahBergen And his pink nose matches the cover, too. 💕 2y
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jessberk13
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Finished entering everything into the spreadsheet and stamping anything that wasn't yet. I was very pleased that I was able to pick out which books I bought before and after I got married, so I knew which stamp to use. Please don't judge me! ☺️☺️☺️

Daisey I really want a stamp like this, but I just can't settle on a design! 2y
jessberk13 @Daisey I found an Etsy shop who made this custom for me. I sent her the image of Belle and she combined it with one of her existing stamps. Let me know if you want the name of the shop! 2y
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Julsmarshall
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Pickpick

This book was riveting and hard to put down from the first page. Beautifully written, Libaire documents a dark and gritty existence and the impulsive, headlong crush of youth.

L_auren I loved it 💕 2y
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Julsmarshall
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#currentread This one grabbed from the first page! Not feeling well, stayed home from work, hope to get some reading done today 🙂

Clwojick Books can cure anything - Feel better soon! 2y
Jas16 Hope you feel better soon 2y
KVanRead Hope you're feeling better. I got your lovely card and just popped a reply in the mail. #litsypenpals 2y
Julsmarshall Thanks @Clwojick @Jas16 and @KVanRead ! I am feeling better! 2y
Julsmarshall @KVanRead So glad you got the note 😄 2y
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Julsmarshall
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I am so weak! I have so many books to read but I just peeked at the New Release shelf at my library and these 3 followed me home. I may not have time to read them all before they are due-which should I start first? I need you, Littens! #cantdecide #toomanybooks

L_auren I LOVED White Fur but it's polarizing for sure! Check it out! 2y
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erikamjurlina
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Panpan

I had heard a lot about this book and was excited to discover what all the fuss was about. I was thoroughly disappointed through the entirety of the book. The characters were unbelievable and their dysfunctional relationship didn't make sense. I was glad to finish this book and put it away for good.

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Lidia
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I just love this cover! #cursive #fallintobooks

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Jerdencon
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Waiting for the Long Island Railroad to take me to the US Open. Going to see John Isner and Maria Sharapova play. Sneaking a little reading of an ARC from net galley in .

minkyb Jealous. I am watching all the time. It is a great time! Enjoy. 2y
Jerdencon @minkyb I'm very lucky to live 15 minutes away! 2y
minkyb So funny. All the years I lived in Manhattan and Queens, we never went. We've been in MA for a while and make the pilgrimage yearly! My excuse now is I can visit my daughter. Beautiful weather night. 2y
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Bexicans
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Book setting is 1987

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Bexicans
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This book b CRAY

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Jas16
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Mehso-so

Well I didn't hate it but I can't really say I liked it either. There just wasn't much to it I suppose. Nothing really happened for long stretches and what little did just didn't ring true to me. I still cared enough not to bail and think if the ending had been stronger I would be more forgiving.

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Jas16
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Just settling in to read this book that many of you Littens have not enjoyed. It appears that John didn't like it much either since I bought his signed ARC at my library bookstore. Here's hoping I disagree.

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OriginalCyn620
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Panpan

A Romeo & Juliet retelling, and I wish I had just spent my time rereading Shakespeare. The two MCs, Jamey & Elise, are unlikable, which would be ok if they were interesting, but they're not. Their relationship seemed more toxic & less like a great love affair, & I didn't care about them. I kept reading to see what happened, as I was expecting a huge WTF moment. There wasn't one. This book was a whole lot of nothing, broken up with sex scenes.

Alfoster Agreed!👊👊 2y
Reviewsbylola I couldn't even finish this. 2y
MallenNC Hope your next book is a better read! 2y
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OriginalCyn620
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Me and Max are having a lazy Sunday. He's napping and I'm #reading.

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beyondbookish
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New BOTM book. Isn't this cover absolutely beautiful?? 📚❤️🙌

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whelanmaria
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Mehso-so

I just saw that this book is being made into a movie! It's fun, enticing book that rolls along quickly. A young, rich boy falls for a poor girl and they struggle together to find happiness in a world that doesn't support them. It's a little silly but the ending was surprising and I was relatively impressed with the character depth. Not too shabby.

Demanda I got this from BOTM. I was skeptical about the description, but it got so many good reviews. 2y
whelanmaria @Demanda Have you tried it yet? I'll be interested to hear what you think! 2y
Demanda @whelanmaria not yet, but maybe this weekend. I'll definitely post my opinions when I do! 2y
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Sydsavvy
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For the life of me, I can't recall who gave me this give away and I couldn't tell from the box. But it's here! Thank you, thank you!!! (Anyone have any ideas??? I'd say it was sometime in the last three weeks, or so.)

LeahBergen Lucky you! 2y
Sydsavvy @LeahBergen yes awesome! I can't believe I can't recall who to thank. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Sydsavvy @DebinHawaii did you send me this? Gosh I feel like I'm that bird in the "Are You My Mother" book ???. But seriously, I think you are who I was trying to remember to thank!!! 2y
DebinHawaii @Sydsavvy Hah! I had to pull up the email but yes, you won it from the giveaway on my blog. 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Sydsavvy Yay! Thank you!! I got it!!! Email, why didn't I think to check that? 😂😂😂. Well anyway, it's here and on my actual TBR shelf! 💃🏻😎 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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Bailedbailed

As much as it pains me to do it, I'm bailing on my final two #botm books for #botmchallenge. I'm just not enjoying either one. I gave them both a good effort, and it's possible that I will return to them later, but they are both just not for me. It's a shame, they both have potential, but the execution isn't there for different reasons. That catches me up to 35/35, although I feel like a bit of a cheat. 😂

Megabooks Wait - does that mean I'm 35/35 for bailing halfway through The Windfall, which I'm going to come back to? (Lost momentum.) And I liked those two books!!! 🤓🤓🤓 2y
Megabooks And btw, how many have you bailed on?? 😂😂😂 2y
Alfoster Agree. I slogged through White Fur and wanted to like it more than I did. Life's too short to stay with a book that isn't working for you! 2y
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Reviewsbylola Yes I'd say so! @Booksandcooks I don't count them towards my yearly total since I bailed on them but I count them towards the challenge. 2y
Reviewsbylola The ones I can remember off the top of my head are these two, Chemistry, and June. @Booksandcooks 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola Damn, you've had a rough summer!! 2y
DeleteAcct I was wondering how you would rate The Possessions. I remember you saying you still had to read it. I didn't like it at all. 2y
Reviewsbylola I really loved the July selections and I have high hopes for August so I'm hoping the duds are behind me. 😂 @Booksandcooks 2y
Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi didn't have good things to say about it when I texted her earlier today so that cemented my decision @Rachbb3 2y
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi Sisters! 🤷🏻‍♀️😂😂 2y
L_auren I think counting them for the challenge is fine!! And we make the rules anyway, right? Plus I skimmed the last third of The Love Interest, American War, and Perfect Little World 2y
Reviewsbylola I have definitely gotten more lax about forcing myself to finish. But yeah, I've definitely been implementing my own rules. 😂 @L_auren 2y
Cinfhen I did not like White Fur and I had a feeling The Possessions wasn't for me, but the cover is hot 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻on reaching the 35 2y
Mdargusch Oh well. Time to move on. 2y
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Reviewsbylola
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The most dangerous time to go to Ikea is when you don't need anything. We truly went to eat alone and let our kids play on the play space. Yet here we are with a new chair. My husband thinks he claimed it as his own but I'm thinking it looks like a nice reading spot!

ReadingEnvy Classy! 2y
Bookworm-Bobbie I have the same chair in my library. Good choice 😁👍 2y
britt_brooke Love it! 2y
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samritch I have that chair too! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Nice! If you two end up fighting over it, you can always go back to make it a matching pair 😊 2y
Smangela Gorgeous chair! 2y
saresmoore This is probably the best IKEA piece I own, so good impulse! It's especially good with a squishy pillow. I love the light gray you chose! 2y
Mtroiano Love it! 2y
Mommamanzi I am in loooooove with it!!!! 2y
BrittanyReads Gorgeous chair!! 2y
Lmstraubie Perfect reading spot 😁 2y
TheBookStacker That looks comfy! 2y
Ms_T Lovely! 2y
megt Love it! My sister and I just bought a pair for our library/den. 2y
MarriedtoMrT I have my eye on that chair, too! They didn't have the color I wanted last time I was there or I might've bought it. 2y
Jinjer Love it!!! 2y
MaureenMc I have that chair, too. It's currently in my office at my law firm but will be coming home on Saturday! 2y
mrozzz I too have this as my reading chair!! 2y
Mdargusch Definitely a great reading spot. He has his own chair in his man cave. 2y
Reviewsbylola He said he wants this for his man cave. 😂 @Mdargusch 2y
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Crysboehne
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Mehso-so

I'm back and forth about this book. At times I found it entertaining while other times I hated its guts. I didn't like Elise until the last 30 or so pages. Jamey, the other main character, I found tolerable but felt like he left a lot to be desired.
I welcomed the vulgarity. Sometimes a lady just needs a break from the real world and step into someone else's sex life. 😑 A solid so-so book that I just might recommend to the right person.

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reluctantangeleno
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Pickpick

Wow. My thoughts are so jumbled after inhaling the last 50 pages of this book. Mind officially blown. I loved it, but I'm not entirely sure why. It brings the magic and desperation and complete consumption of your first true love to life. I read a few reviews that mentioned vulgarity, but I didn't find it gratuitous at all. I found it raw and tender at the same time. This would make a fantastic book club read since readers seem to be so divided!

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MeganAnn
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"...he sees how power can be shared to make a different kind of elegance -- one more immediate, and less negotiated."
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This line just took my breath away! Loving some of these little phrases of insight in this book.

mrozzz There are some lovely quotable thoughts in this book! Enjoy 😊 2y
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wrenaymuhree
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Bailedbailed

Aaaand I'm out. This book is reading like a trashy attempt to shock readers with sexual encounters between two really unenjoyable characters. Noooooope.