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Life and Other Near-Death Experiences
Life and Other Near-Death Experiences | Camille Pagán
25 posts | 42 read | 17 to read
Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist--but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her.With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can't quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live--and love--a little longer?From critically acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman choosing between a "perfect" life and actually living.
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NovelGirl82
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Jas16
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Mehso-so

I hated this in the beginning and almost bailed but I am glad I stuck with it. For such a heavy premise ( a woman‘s marriage implodes the same day she receives a cancer diagnosis) it is a surprisingly light read. There is not a lot of depth here but I became absorbed in the story and it was a quick read. Not life changing but worth the couple of hours I spent reading it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jennifer, have you ever read anything by Greg Iles? He‘s got a new one out and I wondered if you might like him?! 😘😘 3mo
Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have read anything of his and don‘t read a lot of mystery/thrillers to be honest but if he is someone you think I should I try I will 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 you probably wouldn‘t like him if you don‘t like mysteries/thrillers! How are you? Is your tbr list caught up btw? Asking for a friend 😉 3mo
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Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am actually mailing a letter to you today! My TBR is update but you (and your friend) really don‘t need to send me anything. You spoil me already. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 your friend just ordered you something so fingers were crossed 🤞🏻🤣🤣🤣🤣 😘😘😘 3mo
Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Spoiling me I tell you! I don‘t deserve it. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 yes you do my sweet friend 😘😘 (edited) 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey!!! Where are you?! 😘💗 2mo
Jas16 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I am still here! Just haven‘t been posting much this week. Hope you are having a great weekend. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jas16 ok just checking on you!! Miss you!! ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Eggs
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The tagged book by Camille Pagan !! Truly underrated
@TheReadingMermaid

Crazeedi These two completely surprised and captivated me ☝️ (edited) 3mo
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TheReadingMermaid Nice 😊 3mo
HippiesPJparty I just liked the artwork on the cover, but the story was fantastic and the observations the author makes were hard hitting. 3mo
Eggs @HippiesPJparty Sounds gripping 😱 3mo
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Sweettartlaura
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Pickpick

I shoulda read this AFTER A Small Revolution, but what did I know?🤷🏻‍♀️
This is light, & can veer on schmaltzy.
But it won me over 🙂
It‘s short, it‘s fun, it‘s feel-good ~ more or less. A great book for a readathon, or travel, just for fun.

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Jenken1998
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I enjoyed this light hearted(?) look at grief. Old grief, new grief all kinds of grief.. should of been a downer of a read but the author wrote it through the eyes of a awakened sarcastic mc and I liked her spunk immediately ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

britt_brooke I liked this one, too! 14mo
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Rachael_reads
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, mostly light-hearted read.

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Rachael_reads
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This is on sale today for $5.99 on Amazon. #ordered
Woot!!

Bookzombie Hi. @Rachael_reads Did you get your Halloween package? I was your match and it shows delivered on 10/18. I want to make sure you got it. 🙂 (edited) 2y
Rachael_reads @Bookzombie Yes, sorry, I'm so behind when it comes to posting. I absolutely loved everything. It was perfect. Thank you!!! 2y
Bookzombie @Rachael_reads It‘s okay. I‘m relieved you got it and so happy you love it. 🙂 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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This book was really great! I loved the characters and the story line and it was definitely not what I expected it to be. It was just a really fun and nice book about what to do when life hands you the sourest lemons.

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[DELETED] 206653737
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More of a selection with #life in the title. Much better topic for mornings too! #junebookbugs

RealLifeReading Fun picks! 2y
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[DELETED] 206653737
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#junebookbugs #death, little intense selection for a Saturday morning but here's what I found in my stacks.

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Literary_Siren
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Megabooks
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Pickpick

Most people seem to dislike this book. I thought it was a good choice for the #ArmchairAudies. Read my full review to find out why.

https://audiobooksandcooks.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/life-and-other-near-death-ex...

LitHousewife I'm giving to have to check that out! 2y
lynneamch I do want to read this. I see Jessica Chastain has purchased movie rights to this one and 2y
Megabooks @LitHousewife I think you'd like it! 2y
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Megabooks @lynneamch interesting! I hadn't heard of 2y
lynneamch I thought it was a really good read and would make a good movie. Her new one was just released yesterday 2y
Megabooks @lynneamch Cool! Thanks!! 2y
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JenFowler
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Mehso-so

"It‘s permanence that distinguishes grief from other emotional pain. The unfixable nature of never—that‘s what makes it so terrible to bear."

This isn't a light and happy book, but it could of been worse! This is the second book I've read dealing with the idea of/or the actuality of dying. I think I will read something a bit more uplifting next!
#kindleunlimited

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Tillie
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#Riotgrams #Bookmarks A bookmark from The Elliot Bay Book Co. in Seattle, another from Housingworks Bookstore Cafe NY, NY. I collect bookmarks from bookstores, I find them in bargain books, family and friends give me bookmarks, libraries give them away!

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Tillie
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#BooksandTreats #RiotGrams Coffee ☕️ and chocolate and good books. Perfect.

Chachic Those chocolates 😍 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Mehso-so

This book gets mixed reviews but I liked it. And a big part of it is set on an island off Puerto Rico. Considering the theme (life, illness, death), it's a fairly lighthearted read. The MC is annoying at first but I thought she matured and grew through her experiences. #bookssetbythesea #septphotochallenge #somethinfgforsept

raelaschoenherr I liked this one! She balanced the heaviness with lightness well. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @raelaschoenherr I agree. For me the best part and the worst part was the main character. She was so frustrating, but at some point I started rooting for her and even liking her. I loved that! 3y
raelaschoenherr @BarbaraTheBibliophage Always fun to have a character grow on you! 3y
cajunsyd I agree with all of your comments. I did not like the main character much at the beginning but she grew on me. Overall, the book was just ok for me. I felt that at times it was very cliched and not super-creative. But I enjoyed it enough to want to read the outcome of her situation. On to the next one! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @cajunsyd Sometimes it's okay to have a medium good book. They go fast and then we move forward, like you said. 😎 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
Mehso-so

This book gets mixed reviews but I liked it. And a big part of it is set on an island off Puerto Rico. Considering the theme (life, illness, death), it's a fairly lighthearted read. The MC is annoying at first but I thought she matured and grew through her experiences. #bookssetbythesea #septphotochallenge #aomethinfgforsept

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Cspen113
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Bailedbailed

I went into this looking for something to wrap me up and whisk me away to another place. This just wasn't the book to do it. Someone looking for a beach-y read might really enjoy this one. It missed the mark for me.

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Cspen113
Bailedbailed

I went into this looking for something to wrap me up and whisk me away to another place. This just wasn't the book to do it. Someone looking for a beach-y read might really enjoy this one. It missed the mark for me.

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jessdean
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Listened to this at 1.5x speed cuz narrator was annoying. And main character was irritating. Not a lot of depth to the story, which doesn't usually bother me if there's likeable characters. Kept listening cuz I wanted to know how it would end. Epilogue was prob best part. Wonder how much better it would've been had narrator not sounded like she was forcing herself to like the story?🤔

Megabooks I got this for free. It keeps getting pushed back on my TBR. Glad to know that's ok! 3y
jessdean @Ebooksandcooks haha, yes, it's ok!:) ur not missing anything. Move onto another book guilt-free😜 3y
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jessberk13
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Starting the audiobook today since I'm stuck in traffic on my way home from work. Although I'm less than five minutes in and I do NOT enjoy the voice of the reader. Sounds like a robot.

OneLitChick Boo! Is it audible? You can return it for a credit... 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I read the ebook for this one. It took me awhile to appreciate the MC. Of course, that's completely different from an annoying actual voice! 3y
jessberk13 @OneLitChick yes! I didn't know you could return?! 3y
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OneLitChick Yes! You have to do it from a desktop computer. Not mobile or app. It's ridiculously easy. 3y
jessberk13 @OneLitChick thank you!!! 3y
OneLitChick You are welcome! 3y
BookishFeminist Oof I hate that. I often wonder how narrators that sound like robots get recording contracts for audiobooks! 3y
Toritj A bad narrator can ruin an audiobook!! I hate that!! 3y
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raelaschoenherr
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Just stated listening to this today. Thank you, Audible Daily Deal! #audiobook

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jessberk13
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Today's Audible Daily Deal! Anyone listen to this one and like it?

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britt_brooke
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Memoir satire. Good entertainment.

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kerigentrywelch
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Starting this one tonight!

jenniferdoyle Just finished this and really enjoyed it! 3y
kerigentrywelch @jenniferdoyle Oh, I'm so glad to hear that! It's not one I would have picked up if not for the Awesomes. I'm enjoying it so far! 3y
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