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Aims42

Joined May 2016

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The Library: A Fragile History by Andrew Pettegree, Arthur der Weduwen
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1. Driving with my husband to visit my family in Iowa for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, then driving back on the 26th so he can get back for work on Monday (got my audiobook ready for the 8.5 drive 😁)

2. Anthony Horowitz (totally agree with you @Librarybelle adult titles only), Bill Bryson, Erik Larson

3. A Laptop of Meh Cereal

Thanks for the tag @kplovesbooks and for the fun prompt @Eggs

Open to everyone to play along!!

Eggs Thanks for joining in 💻 🥣🥳 (edited) 15h
Librarybelle Erik Larson is another good auto-buy! 10h
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My #JolabokaflodSwap package went out today @MaleficentBookDragon 📦📖🍫

My #littlechristmasswap package also went out today @bookish_wookish 📦📖🍭

Thank you both for organizing these fun and easy swaps!! ❤️💚❤️🎄🎄🎄❤️💚❤️

bookish_wookish Yay! 🎄 2d
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The Library: A Fragile History | Andrew Pettegree, Arthur der Weduwen
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Starting this 400+ page chunkster and am so excited! I‘ve been checking my library app daily to see where I was on the waitlist. Today the text came it was ready for me to pick up 🙌🏻

Link to Goodreads for a summary since it‘s not showing on Litsy: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57356057

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PostScript Murders | Elly Griffiths
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I loved this book so much, before finishing it I went ahead and bought “The Stranger Diaries” 😆😇 I appreciate authors writing series and even more so when you can read them out of order and not be lost 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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PostScript Murders | Elly Griffiths
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I started the audiobook of this yesterday for my 4 hour drive to visit my family in Iowa for the weekend. This chapter had me cracking up 🤣 So far, she‘s kept this up whenever Neil has dialogue and it‘s so hilarious! I bought the physical book today because I won‘t be able to finish the audiobook on my drive home tomorrow

Soubhiville 🤣🐀🦔 2w
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I enjoyed this book so much! Learning not only about the history of the Chateau Marmont and its owners, but also some gossipy inside stories of the stars who stayed there was fascinating! I would definitely recommend to any fans of the ‘biographies of buildings‘ genre, and also Hollywood history fans as well 👍🏻

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All About Turkeys | Jim Arnosky
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Wishing all my friends on Litsy who celebrate Thanksgiving a very Happy Thanksgiving! In my Top 5 things I‘m grateful for, you guys and this wonderful, amazing community are in it ❤️🧡💛

I hope everyone is able to enjoy the day, enjoy some delicious food, and gets to enjoy a little reading time too 😉 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

wordslinger42 Happy Thanksgiving!! 2w
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1. Yes! Going to my in-laws for Thanksgiving day/meal. Hoping to read before we go (and probably while we‘re there. Let‘s be honest - when football is on, my tagged book will be out 😆) and after we get home. Then driving to see my family in Iowa on Friday for the weekend 🙌🏻

2. Green bean casserole & stuffing & mashed potatoes with gravy. Bring on the carbs!! 😂 #noshame

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday - This was a fun one!!

TheSpineView Thanks for playing and happy Thanksgiving 2w
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Started this interesting read and I feel like I should be drinking a gin martini or a sidecar with it 😆🍸🥃 Very interesting! I love this genre of biographies about buildings 👍🏻

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Wow! This ending totally shocked me!! I didn‘t see it coming and now I want to re-read it to see if there were clues I just didn‘t pick up on 🤔 I‘d give it 5 stars!

EvieBee Oh nice! Got this one on the shelf to read soon. 3w
Aims42 @EvieBee I really enjoyed it, I hope you do too! 3w
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The second book in the series is just as small 😆 A great weekend read though. Maud was a hoot, she is definitely a Top Ten Favorite character for sure 💛☠️💙

Patchshank Oh nice. I didnt know there was a second book. 3w
Aims42 @Patchshank Yes 🙌🏻 It just came out a month ago 3w
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This was a fun, quick read! I love Maud so much 😂 Definitely reading the next book 👍🏻

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Guys, I really cannot deal with how ridiculously small this book is 😂 I‘m enjoying it so far but maybe I need to switch to the audio version because I read a few pages and then look at my hands and laugh at how giant they look 🤣

kplovesbooks 🤣🤣 On the bright side, it must be very easy to hold though! 1mo
Aims42 @kplovesbooks Yes, it is! It fits perfectly in my purse as well, my shoulder doesn‘t know the difference with or without it 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
kplovesbooks @Aims42 LOL!!! 😂😂 1mo
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Excited to start my next read, but why is it so small? 😆

Megabooks 😂😂 1mo
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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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This was a great 4 star read! I loved learning about Antonia and Sofia and the Family. Reading about their lives was fascinating and got me thinking of some of my friendships as well. Read it with a big plate of pasta and a glass of red wine and you‘ll be set 👍🏻

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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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Thanks for the tag @RaeLovesToRead @TheSpineView

1. Rollercoaster - I seemed to read some great books (the highs) and then towards the end of the month I kept starting and putting down books left and right (the lows)

2. The tagged book. Today is its pub date 🙌 I started it last night and so far I don‘t think I‘ll be putting it down for another book 🤞

Play along!!

RaeLovesToRead Love it! 1mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 1mo
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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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I love seeing my blue #botm box in my mailbox 🥰 And I completed the 2021 reading challenge so I got my free socks!!! 🙌🏻 This is a great way to start the new month 😁🍂🦃🍁

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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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So excited for my #botm pick and my socks!!! 🙌🏻🧦📘

Twainy LOL I‘m wearing my NOT NOW IM READING SOCKS. 1mo
Aims42 @Twainy 🤣Those are perfect!! 1mo
Twainy I have these too. LOL can‘t have too many pairs of bookish socks :) 1mo
Aims42 @Twainy So true!! 1mo
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A Line to Kill | Anthony Horowitz
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Another hit from Anthony Horowitz!! I love this Hawthorne series and his other Susan Ryeland series - definitely recommend both series!!

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A Line to Kill | Anthony Horowitz
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Weekend at my parents: in my pjs at 7:45 on a Friday night with my book and my dad watching a terrible 1970s movie 😂 No complaints from me, this works 👍🏻

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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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I‘d put this between a “Pick” & “So-So”.It was my first book by the author and based on this, I think I‘ll borrow her other books before committing to buying them. Not sure why this needed to be 450 pages long (the middle dragged on), and for some reason the “twist” annoyed me. Maybe because I felt like after such a commitment I wanted more? Pretty much all the characters besides Joy annoyed me too. Definitely a ‘borrow not buy‘. 3.5 stars⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

CarolynM I like Big Little Lies, but the others of hers I've read were a bit disappointing 2mo
Aims42 @CarolynM That‘s good to know! Maybe I‘ll give that one a try 👍🏻 2mo
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I just finished ‘The Lincoln Highway‘ by Amor Towles and it was A DELIGHT! I had to remind myself to manage my expectations because while I loved ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘, his first work ‘Rules of Civility‘ left me feeling “meh”. His newest work though is wonderful and just perfect. There isn‘t a single thing I would change…. Except maybe adding an epilogue because even after 576 pages, I‘m not ready to say goodbye to everyone 😊

Twainy This is on my Libby hold list … prolly over 26 week wait LOL 2mo
Aims42 I was number 17 on my library‘s waitlist but then it was a pick for Book of the Month club, so as soon as it was delivered I removed myself from my library‘s list LOL I enjoyed it so much, I hope you enjoy it too when your turn comes 🤞🤞 2mo
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Blue box day 🙌🏻🥰 Got some really good sounding picks from #botm this month, can‘t wait to dig in!! I‘m dying to read ‘The Lincoln Highway‘ by Amor Towles so I‘ll start with that one and then maybe ‘Apples Never Fall‘ by Liane Moriarty, I‘ve heard great things! ‘Everything We Didn‘t Say‘ by Nicole Baart sounded like a great fall read 🍂🍂🍂🍂🍂🥰

AmyG I had an ARC of the Nicole Baart book....I enjoyed it. 2mo
EvieBee I signed back up for BOTM just for Amor Towles. Can‘t wait for my box! 2mo
Aims42 @AmyG Wohooo! That‘s great to hear 🙌🏻😍 2mo
Aims42 @EvieBee I hope it comes soon!! 2mo
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This was a good book. I‘d recommend it to any chick lit fans and anyone who loves books about the publishing world. The MC is a total Lifetime Movie character, so if you know what that entails, you get the jist of this book LOL I felt like there were a lot of plots happening and it got a bit much at times, but a solid 3.5 pick 👍🏻

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I loved this book more than the first one, which I didn‘t know would be possible! I feel like Mr. Osman found his groove with this story and I hope that Coopers Chase‘s Thursday Murder Club has another murder in the works! Easy 5 stars!

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I am so excited about this month‘s #botm picks!! Once I receive ‘The Lincoln Highway‘ I can remove myself from my library‘s very long waitlist 😆 I need to manage my expectations though; I love ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘ and re-read it every year, but I couldn‘t get excited about ‘Rules of Civility‘, so we‘ll see 😊 The others sound like perfect fall weather reading books 🍂🍁🍂🍁

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A definite pick for sure! I loved the story and the character development of Wallace 😊 I think ‘The House on the Cerulean Sea‘ is still my favorite T. J. Klune book, but this is a close second 👍🏻

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I don‘t know how I hit the jackpot with the library waitlist lottery lately, but I‘ll take it!!! Got the text from my library it was ready for me at 2PM so I picked this beaut up on my way home from the office 🥰 Hooray!!! Less than 100 pages left in ‘Under the Whispering Door‘, so I‘ll just continue to ride the new release wave 🌊🏄‍♀️📚

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Monday night plans 🍷📖❤️

Copwithabook This is my next read 2mo
Sharpeipup How is it? 2mo
Aims42 @Sharpeipup I‘m really enjoying it!!! Definitely worth reading 😍 2mo
Aims42 @Copwithabook 💙💚💛 2mo
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I‘m so excited!!! I was number 17 on my library‘s waitlist, but they must‘ve ordered more copies or something because I picked it up on Saturday!!! Woohooooo!! Reading it now and can‘t wait ☺️

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I can‘t remember where I saw this book, but I couldn‘t get it out of my head. I actually ended up asking my library to purchase it AND THEY DID 🙌🏻 Woooo!!

EvieBee Okay, this sounds amazing! 3mo
Aims42 @EvieBee Right??? My whole library system didn‘t have it so I requested it a few months ago. I‘ve never requested a title before so I figured they were like, “Uh, no.” But they got it for me!! I hope it‘s good and I hope other patrons like it 🤞 3mo
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Not directly book related, well…. I guess I do have books in my fall decor 😆 But guys, there is no filter on this beautiful September sunset 😍💛🧡❤️

Libby1 Beautiful! 🌅 3mo
kplovesbooks Lovely!!! 3mo
wanderinglynn Lovely! 🧡🍁 3mo
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AmyG Gorgeous 🎃 3mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh wow! 🥰 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Love it! 🌞 🍂 3mo
Nute Lovely! 2mo
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A delightful read!! I loved the compilation style of this book with Mr. Bryson‘s newspaper columns. Each “chapter” was the perfect length and packed with so much humor that I was actually laughing out loud several times 😆 I‘m buying a copy for part of my dad‘s Christmas present because I know he‘ll love it (and I don‘t want to give up my copy 😉)

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Looking for my next read in my TBR box (yes, I have a box of my TBR books 😆) I stopped when I saw this cover. Loved the fall vibes and I love Bill Bryson, win-win! 50 pages in and I‘m reminded why Mr. Bryson is an auto-buy author for me 🥰 I had to snap a few pics of my fall decorations, even though it‘s 80 degrees outside, I‘m feeling autumn 🍁🍂🎃

robinb Love your decor! And that typewriter! 🧡 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Looks good. 🧡🍁🍂 3mo
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A fascinating biography of Frances Glessner Lee (the woman who never gave up her dream of advancing the field of Legal Medicine to create our modern forensics systems). As someone who faints at the sight of blood & gore, I will admit I had to skim some paragraphs detailing autopsies, but I was fascinated by this woman‘s drive and determination that I couldn‘t put this book down. A riveting read for sure!

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I joke with my husband that as soon as I married him and took his last name I have the worst luck with contests (He‘s never been lucky with contests so we assumed our last name is cursed). Well, I have won 2 books from 2 separate giveaways in the last 2 months so maybe my curse is broken??? 🤞🤞🤞 Can‘t wait to read this one!!

wanderinglynn Yay! Congrats! 🎉 3mo
Twainy Congrats!!! 🎉 this is AWESOME!!! 🥳 I didn‘t think anyone won the treeware!! I‘m jaded. I entered every giveaway they notified me of for 3 years!!!! I never won anything but they sure did add a ton of books to my WANT TO READ list. I stopped entering all of their giveaways a month or two ago! It felt like just a scam to get interest in a book. 3mo
Aims42 @Twainy I hear ya!!! I honestly don‘t know why I keep entering them, it adds bulk to my TBR list and then when I go back to it I‘m like, “what the heck are these books???” Oh. Goodread giveaway books 🤣🤣🤣 They‘re adding to my already towering TBR list 3mo
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Aims42 @wanderinglynn Thank you!! 3mo
fredamans Congrats!! 3mo
Aims42 @fredamans Thanks!! 😊 3mo
Nute Congratulations! I‘ve never won a Goodreads giveaway. I use to enter them frequently, but not any more. 3mo
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I can‘t help but devour these books as soon as they come out 😑 I tell myself to pace myself, make it last, and then I‘m hooked and can‘t put it down 🙄 Another fun read! Seemed to take awhile to get the story going, but once it got started it was a fun ride. Will definitely keep reading this series 😍

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A tough to read at times book, but worth it!! I got an Erik Larson vibe from Kate‘s writing; informative, factual, but never boring 👍🏻 I‘m definitely giving her first book a read

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Happy pub date to @AmyStewart and the newest Kopp Sisters book!! Can‘t wait to read it 🥳🤩😍

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Ending my Labor Day weekend the same way it started ☺️

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Before She Was Helen | Caroline B. Cooney
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Saturday plans for Labor Day weekend are looking mighty fine 😎 Hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!!

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It‘s so awesome to work for a company in an industry I actually have a passion for! While the health insurance and work from home flexibility my company provides is great and VERY appreciated, the quarterly employee book sale is AWESOME!! #GoingToNeedMoreShelves #bookwormproblems

Jinjer 😮😮😮 3mo
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84, Charing Cross Road | James Roose-Evans
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Hubby‘s at a fantasy football draft and I am living my best life at home 😊 This book was a delight (and the sequel is a must too!) and the movie didn‘t disappoint ❤️

Kimberlone This book has been on my TBR for so long! I need to get to it soon…. 3mo
Aims42 @Kimberlone I loved the book and the sequel, definitely recommend them wholeheartedly 👍🏻 Reading them is just like putting on a favorite sweater straight out of the dryer on a fall day 🥰 3mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful cabinet ! 3mo
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Aims42 @Leftcoastzen Thank you!! Good old IKEA 🙌🏻 3mo
QuietlyLaura I love the book and the movie! ☺️ 3mo
Aims42 @QuietlyLaura Both are just delightful 🥰 3mo
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Not a Happy Family | Shari Lapena
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Such a fun read!! It had me guessing all the way to the end 🧐🔪⚰️🪦 I‘ll definitely keep the author in mind the next time I need a whodunit to keep me occupied 👍🏻

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I signed up for this virtual event at my local library, sounds like fun! Here‘s the link if anyone is interested:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfu-upjMjGNWZuWnOw5D_x644x7k9of0Q

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Clark and Division | Naomi Hirahara
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When your book and your current reading spot are a mood ❤️🖤🤍❤️🖤🤍❤️🖤🤍❤️🖤🤍❤️🖤🤍❤️🖤🤍❤️

Also, this book is AMAZING!! I‘m halfway through and I‘ve already written down another book from this author that I. Have. To. Read. ASAP! It‘s a library book for me, but I think I might buy my own copy 🤗

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Loved watching the author event with AJ Pearce, author of YOURS CHEERFULLY ❤️ These virtual events are such fun 😁

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Death of a Showman: A Mystery | Mariah Fredericks
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Came home from a great vacation yesterday and today I received Mariah Fredericks‘ newest book “Death of a Showman” that I won from Karen Odden‘s newsletter 🙌🏻 It sounds like a great read, I can‘t wait to dive in 😎

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Wishing I could bottle this scene up and take it home 🥰😎☀️

swishandflick 😍 4mo
IuliaC Beautiful! 💙 4mo
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Taking a reading break 🙌🏻📖😎 This is the view from the patio at our Airbnb 😍

AmyG Enjoy! This was a sweet read. 4mo
BennettBookworm Didn‘t know a sequel was out!! 4mo
Aims42 @BennettBookworm Yesss! It just came out and it‘s delightful so far 🥰 I forgot how much I loved Emmy, Bunty and Mr Collins ❤️ 4mo
Aims42 @AmyG Thank you! I‘m loving it so far 🥰 4mo
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