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Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come
Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: An Introverts Year of Living Dangerously | Jessica Pan
Extroverts have all the fun. Or so Jessica Pan thought. When she found herself jobless and friendless, sitting in the familiar Jess-shaped crease on her sofa, she couldn't help but wonder what life might have looked like if she had been a little more open to new experiences and new people, a little less attached to going home instead of going to the pub. So, she made a vow: to push herself to live the life of an extrovert for a year. She wrote a list: improv, a solo holiday and... talking to strangers on the tube. She regretted it instantly. Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come follows Jess's hilarious and painful year of misadventures in extroverting, reporting back from the frontlines for all the introverts out there. But is life actually better or easier for the extroverts? Do they really have all the fun?
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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Seems like you and @squirrelbrain had the same extrovert/introvert dilemma this morning 😊 1mo
squirrelbrain Haha! 🤣 We should start an introverts‘ club! oh, hang on, maybe we‘re already in one, called Litsy.... 1mo
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squirrelbrain
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This sounds like my kind of book - about an introvert who doesn‘t like going to events! 😁

I definitely wouldn‘t force myself to do so for a year, but might be fun to read about....
#sorry
#movember

Cinfhen This does sound like a fun read...but I‘m happy on my little couch 🛋 1mo
Cathythoughts I can identify with that thought on the cloud 😉 1mo
arlenefinnigan Great minds 😉 1mo
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BarbaraBB Hi Helen, I received your packet!! I will wait until my birthday to unwrap it! Just want to let you know how I appreciate it! Thank you so much! You‘re too good 💕 1mo
squirrelbrain Oh good news @BarbaraBB - glad it arrived safely! 😁👍❤️ 1mo
jillrhudy The mere word “event” gives me hives; “team activity” ditto 1mo
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sarahreinhard
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I couldn‘t put this book down. Great storytelling and hilarious anecdotes. Not only do I highly recommend it, but I‘ll be buying my own copy to reread.

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Lauram
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“I‘m in search of something more than a new place, though. I‘m in search of a feeling and a state of being: that magical time when you can‘t possibly predict what‘s going to happen next or whom you are going to meet or where they are going to take you. In this state, everything flows, every surprise is a delight, and new people guide you to special adventures.” 💜

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auntie_jenn
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Pickpick

on the audio book...i just couldn‘t get past. the fact that. the author could only read. a few words. between pauses. i applaud her willingness. to read. her own book. especially as a shy introvert. but she was poorly coached. and it didn‘t sound. natural at all. that said, lots of great stories and ideas for introverts to get out of their comfort zones.

MicheleinPhilly I‘m sorry but this made LOL. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Well ... said..but...what a ... pain. 3mo
saresmoore Bahaha! Yeah, that would be painful. 3mo
Smrloomis 🤣🤣🤣 that is. all. just. Hysterical! 3mo
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RoxyWilde
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I ❤️ Introvert-ing books

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SW-T
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Mehso-so

The author calls herself a shintrovert or shy introvert, which seems to suit her. She gives herself a year of trying to be more extroverted and this memoir covers that year. Chatty and engaging, but kept thinking she focused too much on what she imagined extroverts were like, rather than trying to just engage the world around her as an introvert. Seemed more about her shyness and social awkwardness than anything.

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Zelma
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Mehso-so

I‘m a sucker for memoirs where the author does something new for a year and writes about it. This one wasn‘t bad and the author‘s voice was appropriately chatty. However, I ended up feeling like the author wasn‘t addressing problems of introversion as much as her shyness. Doing an improv class, stand-up comedy, speaking in public, talking to strangers - all of these fears faced her embarrassment and shyness, not necessarily introversion.

rather_be_reading agreed! 5mo
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Zelma
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ALA book haul no. 2. I couldn‘t believe Joe Hill‘s new book was in my tote bag at the Random House Book Buzz. I love that panel and it‘s alway my first one fo the conference; it gets me started on the right foot and in a great mood. And they really sold me on The Last Train to London.

TrishB So jealous of the Joe Hill! 5mo
TNbookworm Joe Hill👏👏 5mo
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scripturient
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#bookmail is the best mail. I needed some comfort reads and discovered these two gems. Looking forward to reading them.

Sarah83 What are they about? 6mo
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dariazeoli
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#reallife

Making friends and maintaining friendships is harder as you get older.

Sace Ha! There's a group on Ravelry (a knitting/crochet site) called Lazy, Stupid and Godless. Would that work? 6mo
wanderinglynn Ha! I need to know that too! 😂 6mo
JoScho We need to go there together! 6mo
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Exbrarian I thought that's what we were doing here?
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dariazeoli @Exbrarian Touché! Let‘s invite the author of this book! 6mo
dariazeoli @RestlessFickleBookHoarder Can we drop it without crochet needles? 😁 6mo
dariazeoli @wanderinglynn @JoScho The author tried a BFF app (like a dating app but for friends)! I didn‘t know they existed! 6mo
wanderinglynn Me neither. But then again, I‘m an introvert and try to avoid people in general. 😂 (edited) 6mo
ReadingEnvy The internet! 6mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I feel all three of those things today!! 6mo
TheBookHippie @wanderinglynn same 🤣🤣🤣🎉 6mo
Amiable Right there with you! 6mo
Eyelit Truth! 6mo
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dariazeoli
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Started this one last night. I love these “year of yes” memoirs, but I don‘t think I‘m the type of introvert to follow in their paths!

Vicariously living through others from the comfort of my own home! ✊🏻

PurpleyPumpkin I totally agree with you! I give them props for saying yes more, but I'd have a really hard time following in their footsteps. It's great to read about their experiences though. Stacked!📚 6mo
Bklover Don‘t you wonder if someone who is truly an introvert would even want to have a year of “yes”? I looked at this book in the bookstore and it looks good though! 6mo
rretzler @dariazeoli @PurpleyPumpkin @Bklover I‘m totally an introvert, but there have been times in my life - college and early career - where I functioned more as an extrovert out of necessity. It was hard but doable. Now I‘m old enough to realize that I don‘t have to deal with people if I don‘t want to - I‘m also retired so that helps! 6mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘ve found in my older years, the power of “no”. I wish I had found that power 15 years ago, I would have saved myself a lot of stress. Make that 25 years. I should‘ve started saying no at around 30. I was already tired. (edited) 6mo
Bklover I‘m basically an introvert, but I could be an extrovert at work and did well. Now that I‘m retired I find myself becoming even more introverted! 6mo
JacqMac As an introvert, just thinking about a year of yes gives me anxiety. Lol 6mo
Readage This one looks like it's right up my introvert alley 👍 6mo
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CallMeIshmael
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Panpan

As an introvert masquerading as an extrovert I seek these types of books out...but this one is a Nope, the author is annoying and takes herself way too seriously to be a real introvert. Honestly I don‘t believe her

Notafraidofwords That last line 😂 6mo
britt_brooke 😆 I love honest reviews! Definitely skipping this. 6mo
CallMeIshmael @britt_brooke I really believe she crafted this to write a book and there is little truth to it. Very superficial, as a proud introvert it frustrates me when this is styled as “who we are” 6mo
britt_brooke @CallMeIshmael A true introvert would‘ve never written such a gimmicky-sounding book. 6mo
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CallMeIshmael
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My Saturday night is pretty good

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KathyWheeler
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Can‘t sleep so I‘m reading this. I hate insomnia.

j.rye How is it so far? I‘m definitely a closet introvert who forces myself into socializing... but I do it so well people think I enjoy it 😳 6mo
ShyBookOwl 😅 yes! 6mo
KathyWheeler @j.rye So far, I like it. I don‘t do socializing well at all!! People either think I‘m antisocial or know I‘m an introvert. (edited) 6mo
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I‘ve never written a book but this felt like I have. I too am a 30 something introverted small town Texas girl w no idea how to make friends. I'm not Chinese or named Jessica but I would‘ve been if my cousin hadn't been born first forcing Mom to name me Jennifer instead. The title caught my eye, b/c SAME. Many times I caught myself nodding enthusiastically & just laughing out loud. I‘m inspired to go on an extrovert journey of my own.
#Netgalley

Buechersuechtling Love your review. 😁 Think I some day need to read this. 7mo
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Clwojick
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That‘s it folks! The final numbers for my #KindleReads ♥️ I ended up added my BlurFire downloads as well, but I only have a handful on there, as they expire. This is one long list. 18 pages long, to be exact😅 Anyways, I‘m looking forward to tackling this list by using a random number generator. #KindleReads

MallenNC I need to do this! I'm scared to see what my number is though. 8mo
Clwojick @mullenNC Do it anyways! Through on an audiobooks and get listing. 😉 lol. It‘s not like it‘ll stop you from getting more books. I immediately signed onto NetGalley to see what‘s new on there 🙈 8mo
jb72 Good job! I‘ve not made a list of all my ebooks. I wish each app had a function to download a list of your books in excel format. 8mo
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rather_be_reading
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Book 64 of 2019
This book was hilarious and sooo relatable!! Worth the read!
#ebook #netgalley #arc

CrowCAH I almost thought you were trying to read 2019 books in 2019 and you‘ve read 64! 😂 English and the way things are worded. (edited) 8mo
rather_be_reading @CrowCAH omg i can totally see how you could think that! wouldnt that be crazy!! 8mo
CrowCAH @rather_be_reading yes, that would be! 📚 8mo
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