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#SoaringScores Not quite the #LibraryofCongress but a uniquely different and interesting library. This was a total #BlameItOnLitsy read 🤓It was whacky and weird and slightly wonderful. If you want to try something different and a little creepy too, #GoForIt and this is a new cover I haven‘t seen before...thanks Google 😜

KathyWheeler This is still the oddest book I‘ve ever read, but I liked it. 2w
Cinfhen True @KathyWheeler I couldn‘t properly explain the story if you offered me $100 👻 2w
TrishB Oh I love that cover, not seen before. Yes, bonkers book that I really enjoyed and don‘t really know why. 2w
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CrowCAH I have it on the TBR. 2w
Reviewsbylola I thought this book was awful. 🙊 2w
TracyReadsBooks Love. This. Book. 😍 2w
Cinfhen It was such a strange book @Reviewsbylola @TracyReadsBooks @trishb @CrowCAH but I was still drawn into the story (edited) 2w
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This Is Where I Leave You | Tropper, Jonathan
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#AnglophileApril I‘m not sure why this book popped into my head for #LetYouLoveMe but it‘s one of my FAVORITE books about family relationships and all the complicated ways we‘re connected. It‘s hilarious and easily one of the funniest books I‘ve ever read. I think book is wayyyyy better than movie, however movie was fun too!!

Cinfhen @ElishaLovesBooks if you haven‘t read this YOU MUST!!! It will definitely get you out of your reading slump xx #promise 😘 6mo
mrp27 Agreed! Loved the book, movie was ok. 6mo
JennyM #stacked!!!!! When you write in capitals I know it‘s good 😆 6mo
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Kalalalatja Really enjoyed the book! 🙌 haven‘t watched the movie 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m soooo glad you‘re gonna try it @JennyM it really is a FAV. I think I suggested it for @Kalalalatja and I‘m happy to know she liked it too!! You have fabulous taste in books @mrp27 💋💋 6mo
Kalalalatja It was a Cindy-rec @JennyM and I read it on the beach last Summer, and it was a perfect beach read - fun, dramatic and entertaining all the way through 👌 6mo
LeahBergen Such a funny read! 😆😆 6mo
TrishB So funny @JennyM I read after a Cindy recommendation too! 6mo
Cinfhen Did u like it @TrishB ??? I don‘t remember 😜 6mo
JennyM @TrishB @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen you‘re all to blame for my ginormous TBR (but I love you for it 😘) 6mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I loved it - very funny, especially when you have one of these families! 6mo
JackOBotts My book club enjoyed this book...the movie adaptation was decent, too. Lots of funny, and touching, moments. 6mo
TheRomantiCate I loved the movie!! I thought it was cast really well 🤩 6mo
emilyhaldi Good to know!! I wasn‘t a huge fan of the movie so it‘s kept me away from the book... but it‘ll give it a try! 6mo
Reviewsbylola I know I owned this one at some point but not sure if I still do. 🤔 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s one of the few books that literally had me snorting from laughter @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @LeahBergen @JackOBotts @TheRomantiCate My family is large, with lots of BIG personalities and lots of drama and BS but we truly love each other so this book was so relatable. Although Thank God my mom & dad are both alive and well. 🙏🏻 6mo
Mdargusch Ha! I already have this stacked. 6mo
mrp27 Ironically I read this shortly after my father passed and I was going through a divorce at the same time so it all rang true. 6mo
Megabooks @Zelma just recommended this to me! I think I‘m going to try it! 6mo
Cinfhen Wow @mrp27 so this book must have felt a bit like art imitating life. But glad u found an outlet to release all the emotions you were going through. 6mo
Cinfhen I think you‘ll enjoy this book @Megabooks #GoForIt 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen just checked it out from the library. I have too many irons in the fire! (Not blow-pokes, 😬) I hate being a mood reader!! 6mo
Cinfhen But you gotta love the library 🧡🙌🏻🎊 @Megabooks #InstantGratification (edited) 6mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen Totally!! 6mo
Centique Agreed! 6mo
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The Lacuna | Barbara Kingsolver
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I‘m diving in ladies....! Exciting!! 😯 @TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB A nice long bath with this book, enjoy 😘 6mo
Cinfhen Hope you enjoy!!! Keep us posted 😊 6mo
squirrelbrain I might go for it soon too...it‘s on my TBR shelf @TrishB @Cinfhen 6mo
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TrishB @squirrelbrain 🤞🏻 hope you enjoy too! 6mo
Caroline2 @TrishB such a good bath! My youngest has tonsillitis so it‘s been a longggg day! 6mo
Caroline2 @Cinfhen 50 pages in and loving it so far! 😀 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain yay! We could go for a loosey-goosey kinda buddy read!! 😉 Its got me hooked already...! 👍🏻 6mo
squirrelbrain So many books, such little time! I‘ll see if I can start it this week. Sorry to hear about the littlest...😷 6mo
LapReader I‘m halfway through. My first Kingsolver. 6mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re hooked!!! #GoForIt @squirrelbrain #LooseyGooseyBuddyReads are the best (edited) 6mo
squirrelbrain @Cinfhen - I may just have to substitute one of the books I‘d already chosen for the coming weekend‘s #campervancaper 😁 6mo
Cinfhen Ha!!! Great hashtag @squirrelbrain (edited) 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain Thanks, he‘s on the mend but why are they always ill on the holidays?! 🙄 Yes!! Too many books and all wanting to be read. No pressure though! 😉 6mo
Caroline2 @LapReader oh which one are you reading? Are you liking it?? 6mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain @Cinfhen awesome hashtags! 😎 6mo
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Listening to the final hour of this aquatic adventure while I do some Passover cleaning💁‍♀️what a crazy fish tale...the narrator is so good. And there is something deeply satisfying about emptying your entire refrigerator and giving it a good cleaning!!! Not to mention checking the expiration dates on the 7 bottles of opened bbq sauce😬

gradcat Cool...I love, love, love seeing this preparation in action...so great! Have a great Passover occasion! (edited) 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm This reminds me I should do a good cleaning of my fridge too! 6mo
Cathythoughts Audio is so perfect for cleaning 👍🏻♥️ 6mo
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julesG Opened bottles/jars of sauce/pesto/jam/... 😵😵😵😵 I should clean out my fridge, too. 6mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!!!! @julesG dressing, condiments yogurt, cottage cheese, juice!!!! It‘s worse than a landfill @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks @gradcat !!!! It‘s a lot of work but once the holiday begins, it all seems worth it 🧡 6mo
Centique Aw this makes me smile - I love a clean fridge too! And YES how do we get so many bottles of sauce and mustard and chutney and harissa paste and preserved lemons and jars of capers (that‘s the whole top shelf of my fridge 😂😂😂) 6mo
Cinfhen I pulled out EVERY shelf & bin & jar & bottle @Centique but the outcome was 😇😇😇😇😇 6mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen you are motivating me to enter my refrigerator cave now😏, it is satisfying isnt it. Great job!! 6mo
Jas16 That is my very least favorite housecleaning task but it is satisfying once it is done. 6mo
CoffeeAndABook Congratulations 🎉🥂 that is hard & unpleasant work & you did it 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Cinfhen It wasn‘t that bad @Jas16 @CoffeeAndABook the audio book really helped pass the time @Cathythoughts 🎧 6mo
Blaire It is so worth it to get that deep clean done. Chag Sameach! 6mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Blaire you too xx Need a matza emoji 💜🐪🍷🍷🍷🍷😘 6mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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#AnglophileApril Don‘t want to give away too much but Celestial might have been sending Roy some mixed signals #ShesSoCold I loved this book!! I hadn‘t even read the blurb before I began reading this book, so I was totally shocked by the turn of events. Great for bookclub discussion too!!!

Centique I‘m going to get to this this year, I‘ve promised myself! 6mo
lauren.lerner I bought this recently having had it on my #TBR for a while. (I‘ll be ready for a new novel in the next few days and am open to suggestions! Should I bump this one up to the top?) (edited) 6mo
TrishB I really enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 6mo
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Cinfhen I really got caught up in this story @Centique @lauren.lerner I definitely say #GoForIt ‼️ 6mo
Kalalalatja It was so good!!! 6mo
gradcat Pretty high praise from several grand Littens...I‘m pondering it.... 6mo
gradcat @TrishB @Kalalalatja & @Cinfhen Okay, I‘m convinced...stacked! 📚 6mo
TracyReadsBooks We read this for our book club this winter—lots of strong opinions. People loved it or hated it which made for a very good discussion. 6mo
Reviewsbylola I thought this one was really good too. A lot of conflicting emotions as I read it! 6mo
Mdargusch I was going to stack but I already have. 😂 6mo
Cinfhen Yes, books that create strong opinions make for GREAT discussion @TracyReadsBooks which camp were you in???!?! Definitely read it @Mdargusch @gradcat You‘re right, plenty of high praise from some serious readers @TrishB @Kalalalatja @Reviewsbylola 🧡🧡🧡 (edited) 6mo
TracyReadsBooks @Cinfhen I liked it even though I found myself wanting to speak sternly to some of the characters! 😂 I thought the author did a great job showing how time and distance lead to small moments that then build into big ones. (Sorry for being a little cryptic—I don‘t want to spoil the book for anyone who hasn‘t read it.) Definitely a recommend from me. 6mo
Cinfhen You did a good job of defending your position without giving anything away @TracyReadsBooks 🙌🏻 6mo
TrishB I think it has done good little moral dilemmas to debate! I‘m with @TracyReadsBooks a good talking to was needed! 6mo
emilyhaldi LOVE THIS BOOK!!! 🙌🏻 6mo
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Blanche Hait La Nuit | Sibylle Delacroix
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#MarchIntoThe70s Day 24: #BecauseTheNight is hated by Blanche, something needs to be done. The English version of this French title is not yet available in Litsy‘s database. As noted by Fats in her review: “I initially thought it was about a little girl who hates the night because she was afraid of it. Not even close. It depicts childhood behavior during bedtime.” Her review: https://wp.me/pDlzr-g4T

Cinfhen I feel like this is a must read!! Looks awesome 7mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Do you think this would work for the middle-grade prompt? At the moment, I cannot remember exactly how that prompt was named, but you know the one I‘m referring to, right? 7mo
Cinfhen It seems more like a children‘s picture book than #MiddleGrade but honestly it‘s ultimately YOUR challenge @gradcat and if that‘s the book that speaks to you #GoForIt ❤️ 7mo
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gradcat @Cinfhen No, it‘s fine...I‘d rather do what the challenges prompt. I‘ll ask somebody if I can‘t find anything. (What you must remember is that I‘m an old spinster [oh, god, I hate that word!], and therefore know nothing about middle-grade books and/or children!) 😂 7mo
Cinfhen You hardly seem old or do I sense crazy cat lady vibes from you @gradcat and spinster is a horrible word 😜 if you want suggestions for some good #middleGrade reads let me know. It‘s not my typical genre but I do have a few suggestions 😁 7mo
gradcat Thank you @Cinfhen . I will definitely ask when I get to that prompt. 😊 7mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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My Spring prompts for #Booked2019

I think this post is a big, fat mess, but the one I‘m most worried about is the Amazon Collection, titled “Warmer,” which groups seven stories together under that heading, the common thread being climate change. I‘m wanting to know if these will be okay for Cli-fi. I‘ve already read two of them, and I intend to read all of them. I did want to check that this would work. Thanks!

Cinfhen All looks good to me!!!! #GoForIt 7mo
gradcat @Cinfhen Thank you! You‘re the best!! 🥰 7mo
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The Lacuna | Barbara Kingsolver
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TrishB I need to read this very soon....it‘s calling my name! 1y
DivineDiana @TrishB I‘m cheering for you! 👏🏻 1y
TrishB I don‘t even own it as yet! But it‘s only Qd on kindle. The struggle is real- I have about 400 physical books on the tbr and about the same on kindle - yet this seems to be the one shouting for me!! 1y
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DivineDiana @TrishB I feel your pain/love 😉 This was a gift from my husband pre-Litsy. Back when I didn‘t belong to 3 Book Clubs, nor constantly added to my #TBR ! 😂 1y
Cinfhen Oh look @TrishB the universe is calling to us!!!! #goForIt 💸💸💸💸💸💸 1y
Leftcoastzen I remember I enjoyed it.I kindled it when it came out since I was staying far from a bookstore when it released. 1y
DivineDiana @Leftcoastzen The funny thing is I was not happy that this was the “book gift” I received, and ended up loving it! 😀 1y
TrishB @Cinfhen @DivineDiana so, long lunch out with hubby and a few glasses of cava and I seem to have downloaded it!! It‘s to help all the other books really- everything would be meh if I was just concentrating on wanting this one! 1y
DivineDiana 😂 Cava will make you do exciting things! Can‘t wait to hear your thoughts eventually! 👍🏻😀📚 1y
Cinfhen Please let me know how it goes!!! And that‘s why I‘m afraid to purchase my kindle...there will be NO STOPPING ME 1y
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JennyM Me, too. Loved it 1y
BarbaraBB Just bought this one based on your review! 1y
Cinfhen It‘s a slow start but so worth the investment, take you‘re time with it @BarbaraBB I hope you love it 😊 glad you enjoyed it too @JennyM 1y
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Coleen_Nieto My basement flooded this week and my signed copy was destroyed before I had a chance to read it. :( 1y
TrishB Another one I need to get to! Have it on the pile it just hasn‘t shouted me yet! 1y
Coleen_Nieto I'll get another copy though :) 1y
Cinfhen That‘s terrible @Coleen_Nieto my parents had a flood in their basement ~ such a mess...I‘m happy to send u my copy 1y
BookishMe 😍😍 1y
Dragon On my tbr 👍🐉 1y
Coleen_Nieto @Cinfhen thank you so much! That's so kind of you, I went ahead ad bought the ebook. Very very kind. You made my day! 1y
Cinfhen Awww, any other books that got ruined, that I might own??? @Coleen_Nieto I‘m happy to replenish 💖💖💖 1y
DivineDiana A magnificent book! I‘m in love with the Count! ❤️ 1y
Coleen_Nieto Thank you again @Cinfhen! I think I have most of them replaced with ebooks. I bought Mischling a while back and I'm trying to remember some of the others. I promptly went and bought plastic totes so hopefully that will stop this from happening again. I'm trying to make a desert island book shelf so I know exactly which books I always have to have a copy of. The problem is it always becomes a library! 1y
JaclynW I loved this one too! In fact, I almost put it as my Day 2 pick as well!! 😲 Maybe I will do it as Day 3....or do I need a whole new pick now?! 😉😃 #greatminds 1y
Cinfhen #GoForIt it‘s been used before ❤️😜 @JaclynW 1y
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The River Why | David James Duncan
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Darn. Why didn‘t I pick this one instead ? Now this I really liked. Really different book. Not the same old humdrum. It seems like a lot of rambling but it‘s actually quite good. Kinda like some old guy is rambling on about his entire life all in one book. Fish and fishing plays a part in the book but it‘s so much more. Sorry I‘m doing 2. Am I allowed ? #getmovin @Cinfhen @eanderson

Cinfhen You can do 10!!! #GoForIt 😂😂 1y
Kaye Oh boy. Now I need to dust my brain off and think of another I‘ve read. 🍡 1y
Kimberlone This is such a great book! 1y
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Kaye @Kimberlone I‘m glad to find someone else that read it. I don‘t hear it talked about very much. Some books don‘t get the attention they deserve. 1y
Kimberlone @Kaye I had an English teacher in high school who was super into fly fishing! This is totally the type of book I would never pick up on my own, but actually ended up loving! I haven‘t read it in forever and I lent out my copy years ago...maybe time to replace it and reread! 1y
Kaye So your teacher suggested it or was it a required assignment ? We never got very many required books. Bells on their Toes in 8th grade. 😁. @Kimberlone 1y
Kimberlone @Kaye yes, it was a required read in my college prep English class senior year. We did a student-led round table discussion of this book as our final in that class! 1y
Kaye Wow, I bet that was interesting ! It‘d make a great discussion book. @kimberlone 1y
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