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BethM
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@Avanders I am speechless. I was in a weird, emotional mood last night and totally needed this. This is such a great #coffeebeanbookclub box! I can‘t wait to read the books you included- they‘re exactly what I need right now. That print is perfection and going in my office. Love the local coffee again. You, my friend, are such a blessing.

BethM @Avanders this caramel corn tastes like pancakes! It‘s amazing! 2w
Avanders Oh yay I‘m so glad!! 😘😘 Also, the packer “bowl” is for your microwave bowls... so you don‘t burn your fingers! I think you can microwave the thing too, or just use it to hold a hot bowl ☺️ And I know, that caramel corn is crazy 🤤 It takes a second to get used to the texture, but yumm. Glad you like too!! 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ (edited) 2w
BethM @Avanders it‘s soup and chili season so it will go to good use! 2w
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shadowspeak17
The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Mehso-so

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I thought the first part was really good. The introductions to the characters and how trees played into their individual histories had me like 😍🌲 But then the rest was very up and down for me. After their great set up, I thought the characters felt pretty meh after that and things moved at a pace that felt too slow in some places and too fast in others. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #RemindsYouOfYourHappyPlace because I love being around trees. 😊

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick for that prompt! 👊🏻♥️📚 2w
Crazeedi Purrrfect pic!!😸 2w
Cinfhen Exactly how I felt about this book!!! After such a careful and beautifully crafted introduction (about 200 pages) this book became a CHORE to get through. Our bookclub all felt similar. 2w
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shadowspeak17
Hey, Kiddo | Jarrett J. Krosoczka
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Pickpick

Honestly, I‘m not sure comics and graphic novels are really my thing. My typical reaction after finishing one is usually “Mmkay... Well, I read it...” 🤷🏽‍♀️ even when they‘re supposedly amazing. It wasn‘t much different with this, but my reaction was a little more positive, so I‘m counting that as a win. 😅 I really do think it was worth the read even though I‘m probably not the ideal audience for it. ⬇️

shadowspeak17 I‘m using this for #booked2019 #bookaboutaddiction, so I do still need to find something for the comic/graphic novel prompt. If anyone has any suggestions, they‘d be greatly appreciated. 😬

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix
1mo
4thhouseontheleft I would suggest the March trilogy. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This sounds good, in a sad way. The March trilogy is great. I also suggest 1mo
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

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This was a wonderfully thought-provoking story. I didn‘t really like how abrupt the ending was though.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

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shadowspeak17
Confessions | Kanae Minato
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Oooh boy was this dark! And that is certainly not a complaint. 😂 This was great. 👌🏽 Each chapter gives a view of the incident and the aftermath from a different perspective. Even though some of the details get repeated, new insight gets layered on top of what you already know and things slowly build and build until the book reaches its fittingly twisted conclusion.

#booked2019 #booktomovie #catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Meaw_catlady Awww what a beautiful kitty! 2mo
MrBook Great review! 😻😻😻 2mo
Cinfhen This is a film!!!! I need to see it because book was so well done 2mo
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shadowspeak17
The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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Pickpick

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Out of the three stories in Amazon‘s Forward collection that I‘ve read so far, this has easily been my favorite. The story moves kind of slowly, but it always kept me interested and curious about what would happen so I was never bored. The 2nd person pov worked well too and didn‘t get on my nerves like it did in “Emergency Skin.” ⬇️

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

shadowspeak17 Side story: My boyfriend said “what the fuck is going on” so many times while reading this, I was afraid he was going to hate it. He didn‘t though. He said it was awesome and gave it five stars. 😂👍🏽 2mo
wanderinglynn Someone does not look impressed. 😂❤️🐱 What a pretty ginger! 🧡 2mo
Leftcoastzen 😻 2mo
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shadowspeak17
Randomize | Andy Weir
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Mehso-so

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This was okay, but I wish there‘d been more to it.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

TheLibrarian Beautiful kitty! 😻 2mo
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shadowspeak17
Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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Panpan

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Not that many people have even read this yet, but I already feel like this is going to be an #unpopularopinion. 😅🙃
The idea was interesting, but the story felt way too heavy-handed/preachy for me. I didn‘t care for the way the 2nd person pov was done either.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

CoffeeCatsBooks Hmm...I just downloaded this whole series to my Kindle and returned 3 books to do it! 2mo
lele1432 Haven't read any of this series yet, but I generally don't like the 2nd person POV either, so this one may not be a favorite of mine. 2mo
shadowspeak17 @CoffeeCatsBooks I had to return several for them too. I‘ve only read three so far and it‘s been a mixed bag, but I honestly expected that, so I‘m not too disappointed. 2mo
shadowspeak17 @lele1432 There‘s actually another story in the collection (The Last Conversation by Paul Tremblay) that‘s also in 2nd person, but it didn‘t really bother me in the Tremblay one like it did in this one. The way it‘s used is very different in each of the two stories, so it‘s possible that if you don‘t like it in one, you might find it okay in the other. 2mo
lele1432 Good to know! 2mo
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

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So I absolutely hated how the blog posts were written, but other than that, I liked this book. When I started it, I planned to only read a couple chapters and then do something else, but I got so engrossed I ended up reading 1/3 of it instead. It wasn‘t particularly scary, but I did find it unsettling at times and also rather sad.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Leftcoastzen 😻😽 2mo
erinreads Fluffy kitty! 😻 2mo
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shadowspeak17
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Pickpick

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I really loved the writing in this, and I‘m soooo glad the translation is good (another translated book I‘m reading at the moment is translated very awkwardly and it‘s bothering me a lot 🙃). I found it easy to get sucked into the story, although it did drag a little bit at times. I also thought Ms. Duszejko was a great character.

#catsoflitsy #Phoenix

Emilymdxn So glad you loved it as much as I did! What an extraordinary book 2mo
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