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⭐️ ◼️ I couldn‘t find the actual book on here….This is only the third book in my entire life that I DNF‘d (Did Not Finish). I feel guilty and like a total failure. I tried to push through it and got about 70 percent done but I couldn‘t do it. It was total Deja vue (not spelled right) I felt like I read it already….or maybe I have just read to many Beauty and the Beast retellings. It‘s also my #March #bookspin #LitsyLove

TheAromaofBooks There is no shame in bailing on a book that isn't working for you!!! As @Cinfhen likes to say #AllHailtheBail 😂 There are SO many amazing books out there that you are going to love - sometimes you just have to let one of the not-amazing ones go!! 7mo
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The Stand | Stephen King
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Stephen King #preach !
@ElizaMarie I‘m so glad you shared this on IG ❤️😘❤️

TheBookHippie ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 10mo
TheSpineView 🙌 10mo
AmyG I just read this on Twitter. He‘s the best! 10mo
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Tamra Ohhh, yes. 10mo
Deblovestoread Love this! 10mo
LKK526 Agree 100% 10mo
ElizaMarie He is the best! Banning books makes me so angry. Its so dumb! 10mo
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 Finally, Marion #PREACH ❣️❣️I‘ve been waiting for this book to start moving and now on page 366, I feel the beginnings of a great story 📚 Up until this point, I‘ve felt like this novel was a bit of a slough. I‘m here for it, Pastor Russ Hildebrandt is a total A-hole( nicest word I could think of). Hope the next 200 pages don‘t disappoint.

Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Oy! What to say....I get why this book was loved by so many & I don‘t want to take away from that, but for me this book was wayyyyy too sappy & boarded on cheesy. The underlying message while beautiful was delivered so heavy handedly. I‘m afraid this was #MoreMehThanYeah #Booked2021 #LibraryOrLibrarianInBookTitle

Moray_Reads I've enjoyed Haig's non fiction and his children's books but this is how I've felt about all his adult books. It's too much and instead of making me smile it makes me roll my eyes. This one's still tbr (maybe) 2y
Cinfhen I guess I‘m a bit of a cynic and I kind of went into the book with low expectations @Moray_Reads I was able to #BorrowNotBuy and that suited my needs 2y
Vansa This book was terrible! Nora is quite annoying, quite honestly. The story is so silly, and I found the basic conceit terribly flawed- how can she decide what makes her happy when she's just flung into situations? The entire glacier bit really annoyed me.Also I find this bad advice-its good to get medication from actual practitioners. 2y
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BarbaraBB I was afraid so. I‘m glad you confirmed my suspicions. I am having a hard time with this #booked21 prompt! (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Ha @Vansa 😆I definitely feel where you‘re coming from. I thought Nora was annoying AF 2y
Cinfhen There are seriously TONS of books with Library or Librarian in the title @BarbaraBB have you read this one that @Kalalalatja just reviewed/ it‘s awesome 2y
BarbaraBB I saw her review and though I liked it I‘m not sure it‘s a book for me. 2y
Cinfhen I‘ll tag you if I come across any more posts @BarbaraBB but I don‘t think this book is for you! 2y
BarbaraBB Thanks Cindy 🧡 2y
britt_brooke I hated this one. 2y
Cinfhen It was a bit difficult to bare @britt_brooke but so many people gush over it and I don‘t want to take away from those who connected so deeply with Nora and the message Haig was delivering 🙃 2y
Vansa This is why I love Litsy,I love the validation from other people hating the same things I hate! 😂 2y
Cinfhen #PREACH @Vansa ❣️😂 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen You are much nicer than I am! 😂 2y
Cinfhen I still think you‘re pretty nice @britt_brooke you pepper your reviews with ya‘ll which seems so friendly & harmless xxxxx 2y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s that KY/TN thing, lol. 💁🏼‍♀️ I tried many years to drop the “y‘all,” but now I embrace it. 😂 2y
mollyrotondo Oh I‘m so glad you and the commenters felt the same way as me about this book 😂 I just finished it today and I really thought it was so sappy and made suicidal thoughts seem like they can be reversed just by saying life is beautiful. It was too superficial for me. 2y
Cinfhen I wasn‘t sure if I was being too cynical...so im thrilled to know others had similar feelings about this book. 2y
Desha I bailed about halfway through... 1y
Cinfhen I felt like bailing @Desha but the kept thinking maybe it would redeem itself.... nope 👎🏼 and I feel bad because many many many other readers LOVED this book 🤷🏼‍♀️oh well, that‘s what makes reading so wonderful 1y
Desha Lol @Cinfhen I got a comment on my review “you bailed on Midnight Library?”. Not sure what to conment back I know a lot of people loved it but I found it like you said too “heavy handed” in delivering its message. I also believe suicidal thoughts deserve treatment. So I guess I‘m in the minority too 😂. 1y
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I‘d encourage people doing the #pop21 challenge to read a Fat Liberation book instead #BodyPositivity book. Fat Liberation not only deals with feeling better about the body you‘re in and your relationship with weight, food, and exercise but it also includes dismantling the system of oppression of fat people. That is everything from making airplanes more comfortable for everyone to size-inclusive fashion to being treated well at the doctor. ⬇️

Megabooks ⬆️ In this book Danish comedian Sofie Hagan takes a mostly serious look at her own Fat Liberation journey, but also how to start your own or be a good ally for fat friends. I plan to read this soon as well. 2y
Megabooks #20in4 book 2 - about 4 hours in! @Andrew65 2y
BarbaraBB I am willing to however I didn‘t enjoy Hunger by Roxane Gay. Do you think I should try this one? 2y
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Megabooks @BarbaraBB Hunger is more a memoir of why Roxane is fat and her life story as a fat person. This book is less memoir and more activism. It‘s an explanation of the systematic oppression fat people face and how to combat it. The parts where she talks about herself are about learning to love her body rather than why it got that way. I hope this helps. 2y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I would recommend it, too! I learned a lot from Sofie‘s book, and I‘m always here for supporting a fellow Dane 🙌 2y
BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja @Megabooks That settles it then! #stacked (edited) 2y
Gillyreads 👏👏👏 2y
KarenUK Love this recommendation @Megabooks I‘m in! I‘m definitely part way on this journey, so this will be a great one for me! 2y
Andrew65 Great start 👏👏👏 2y
Megabooks @Gillyreads 😃😃😃 2y
Megabooks @KarenUK oh fantastic!! I hope you get as much from it as I have! 2y
Megabooks @Andrew65 thanks! 2y
Cinfhen #Preach 💕💕💕Great review, Meg!!!! 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen thanks!! 😘😘 2y
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#WeeklyForecast - lots going on with various challenges and the like! Still trying to finish May's Bonanza books. I'm almost done with The Well-Wishers, which is book 17e. Amber & Dusk is June's #BookSpin. I'm currently reading My One Square Inch of Alaska (so-so at this point) for #LMPBC and also have Winterwood to read for my other group. I'm hoping to read 10 books for #ReadYourSign - so far, two down, and these are the three most likely to ⬇

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) be next! And of course I went on a book-buying binge this week that mostly consisted of RomComs and fantasy, so I will probably read a couple of those - Our Stop and Would Like to Meet will probably be first. Just having new happy books in the house has made me feel better about life, which may be a sign that I have a problem! 😂

@Cinfhen @clwojick @meaw_catlady
Cinfhen Who doesn‘t love looking at new books????? #Preach 🙌🏻💕 2y
TheAromaofBooks @Cinfhen - I usually get my fix from the library, but here we are!! 😅 2y
Cinfhen Both work for me!!!! But these are #ForKeeps 🧡 2y
Clwojick Agatha 😍😍 2y
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#ManicMonday #LetterB

?Blind Assassin
✒️ Geraldine Brooks
?Blind Side
?Bittersweet Symphony ❤️

Deblovestoread 💜💜💜Bittersweet Sympathy! 3y
JoScho Always Queen Bey 👑 🐝 3y
Cinfhen BEST song @Kdgordon88 🎶 3y
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Island of the Mad | Laurie R. King
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A little late for #internationalwomensday but leave it to Mary Russell to sum it up beautifully. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

#preach #girlpower

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#Booked2020 #winter #ReadInADay You know , when the whole world kinda blows , it makes you feel better to read some Judy Blume!Honestly , I was too old to read them in “real time” but there‘s no stopping me now! Sheila is a force of nature , she needs to learn to get along with dogs though. 🐶😂

Cinfhen #Preach 🙌🏻 3y
LeahBergen This was read to my class in elementary school. 💕 3y
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Questionnaire | Evan Kindley
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Slight bandwagon but I figure one can‘t complain if one isn‘t willing to step up and try and help fix those issues!!
1. Interacting with other passionate readers and being part of a generally lovely community.
2. Popularity contests, bullying and photo contests (that ones gonna be controversial, I know 😂🤦🏻‍♀️😂)
3. Actual conversation about actual books
4. Patchily, tbh I got sick of my timeline drowning under swaps
5. Yes BUT I think they ⬇️

GlassAsDiamonds Need to be regulated, especially swaps that seem to have just become exclusionary (US Only... 😡) and excessive. I‘ve volunteered a few times to be the “back up” and sent “replacements” for those who were scammed but there doesn‘t seem to be anyone moderating/ policing the scammers or even recording them. 6. I would like Litsy to work in all ways through the app (e.g. the add function) and to have a private message option. (edited) 3y
Megabooks Definitely with you on private messages!! 3y
ljuliel Thank you for your opinions. I‘m glad to hear them. I agree on the swaps. It‘s dysfunctional in a lot of areas. Some people spend a truckload and get sometimes nothing in return. I had some long lasting interactions regarding that. ( I‘d rather not get into here): but it left a nasty taste in my mouth. I also think there have been way too many. I brought that up awhile back, it was sot down on that opinion. 3y
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ljuliel #2 has me a bit puzzled, but I guess a lot goes on in here that we aren‘t all aware of. I‘m sorry if there have been bullying and popularity issues. Since I don‘t understand what happened, I can‘t comment much further than that. If there‘s any way I can help you, tag me. You can email me if you want to discuss it further. I‘ve had a bit of my own behind the scenes stuff but I choose not to post it for everyone to read. 3y
julesG @ljuliel Oh, now that you brought it up. Yes, the bullying is something I don't want to see again. It was nasty and probably led to a few of the "old-timers" leaving Litsy. Also, private messages would be cool. 3y
ljuliel Thanks @julesG I guess all that slipped right by me. Or maybe it happened when I was gone. I‘m sorry that happened in here and hope it was somehow remedied or the bullying party has left. 3y
GlassAsDiamonds @ljuliel from what I‘v seen... unfortunately not but rehashing history is unlikely to be productive at this juncture. I think moderators would be really helpful in that sort of situation (maybe also with swaps) because the worst just turned into mob chaos. Popularity is a tad difficult - I known the advice when joining is “FOLLOW EVERYONE” but I struggled with that because I wanted interaction not just “liking random posts” if that makes sense? 3y
GlassAsDiamonds @Megabooks wouldn‘t that be great??? I‘d love to actually just be able to stay in the Litsy ecosystem and chat with people! 😊😊😊 (edited) 3y
GlassAsDiamonds @julesG yeah, there were a few really nasty situations there weren‘t there? It turned me off for quite a while as well, especially since there wasn‘t really any recourse for people - shades of those viciously idiotic twitter mobs, not cool. 3y
ljuliel I understand. I‘ve been online for many years and usually if an event happens between 2 people and others jump in, it can get ugly. Sadly, Litsy isn‘t perfect and we have some of that behind the scenes stuff going on , even in the place that everyone thinks is great. It can taint your opinion a bit , I know. I don‘t believe in following everyone . I follow the ones who‘ve been in here since I started who are interesting and post books I like. 3y
Megabooks @julesG @ljuliel @GlassAsDiamonds I vaguely remember all the bullying and feeling bullied at times. (I had some medical treatments in 2018 that made much of 2017-18 inaccessible in my mind.) I don‘t think it‘s good to rehash that, but I do think there‘s still some competitive BS over litfluence, which is ridiculous. (Honestly, even if we got rid of litfluence, people some people would still want “likes” same as Instagram.) 👇 3y
julesG @Megabooks I agree 100%. Some people just post to increase their Litfluence, posting lots of pictures off the internet to get likes. Furthermore, I dislike when Littens post several reviews of one book. It can make or break the review ratio of a book. 3y
Megabooks I find popularity about as interesting as belly button lint. I plan on filling this out @ljuliel but if something doesn‘t interest me, I scroll past. If someone‘s posts consistently don‘t interest me, I unfollow. I hope people find my posts interesting. But I‘m just trying my best to have fun and talk (mostly) about books! 3y
Cinfhen #PREACH 🙌🏻 3y
ljuliel Thank you @megabooks. I‘m very sorry you also had bullying problems. I don‘t remember seeing it , but it‘s a bit hard to keep up with a group this huge , so things could slide right on by and if you don‘t read every single word of every post, you might miss something. This place is maybe a bit like Disneyland . Much more fun to visit that to wear the Donald Duck suit. What I‘m saying is, on the outside, it looks good, but underneath might look bad 3y
ljuliel And on the point thing . Who the heck cares ? I never go to someone‘s page to see how many points they have. When I left before and asked them to close my account, I had probably 200,000 posts ? I started back at zero when I came back. To me, it‘s just an extra quirk.Its not important. 3y
Megabooks @ljuliel exactly! I use my litfluence as a chance to do giveaways if I catch a cool number on a screenshot, but otherwise, I don‘t even think about it. 3y
wanderinglynn @GlassAsDiamonds @Megabooks I am so sorry you both had negative bullying experiences. You both are awesome and I enjoy reading your posts. I‘m glad you both stayed. ❤️❤️ 3y
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