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Aims42

Joined May 2016

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Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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Re-reading a favorite 2018 read 🥰 I devoured ‘A Gentleman in Moscow‘ last summer and couldn‘t resist putting aside my other books to revisit the Count ❤️

Samplergal I‘ll be starting that one soon for book club. 8h
Aims42 @Samplergal I hope you enjoy it!! 8h
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I love The Kopp Sisters‘ adventures and hate that I have to wait until the fall for the next book 😩 Amy Stewart‘s series just keeps getting better and better, each book of hers is my new favorite in the series lol 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/ 5 stars

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I love the relationship between Constance and Norma 😂 They crack me up, and every book from Amy Stewart seems to have more and more development of their relationship 👍🏻

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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A solid “meh”. I didn‘t hate it nor did I absolutely love it. It was a quick read and I found myself reading 50 pages at a time without even realizing it. I‘d say 3.5 stars out of 5; worth reading if you can borrow a copy but not worth buying (or paying over $0.50, which is how much I paid LOL)

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Gonna watch the movie? 5d
MaggieCarr I about lost my stomach at the horse's eye + spoon section. Totally agree with your review. 5d
Aims42 @TobeyTheScavengerMonk I'm not sure yet. I rarely like movies made from books, but since I didn't love this book to begin with, maybe I would enjoy the movie....? Jury's still out LOL 5d
Aims42 @MaggieCarr Yeahhhhh, I saw where that paragraph was going and skimmed to the end of it 😖 Yuck!!! 5d
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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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It begins.
(5/15/2019)💚📚🍷

LeahBergen It‘s a good one! 👍🏻 6d
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This was a fantastic book! Totally had me guessing what was going to happen all the way to the last page 👍🏻 Definitely recommended to any historical fiction fans

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Guys! I can now check @Litsy while at work and not get looks for being on my phone. HOORAY!!! GREAT WORK LITSY TEAM!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🎉🎉 2w
RaimeyGallant Nice! 2w
tessavi Same here~! 2w
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Going to a baby shower tomorrow and these are my books “in lieu of a card”. Some of my favorites from my childhood 😊🍝☔️ (parents want to be surprised and aren‘t finding out the gender of the baby. Made book shopping a bit more difficult, but can‘t wait to meet the little lady or lad in a couple weeks 👶🏻)

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Y‘know what those shadows mean? I‘m outside reading!!! The weather FINALLY cooperated today with sun & 60‘s 🥰☀️📚

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Re-reading this beauty of a book for a bookish-type-club with some former coworkers (I think it‘s going to be like the ‘Finer Things Club‘ in ‘The Office‘, but about books).
This one is in my Top 5 Favorite books of all time 🥰 So glad for an excuse to read it again!!

rretzler I don‘t think I ever read this (unless I did in elementary school and have forgotten) but it‘s on my TBR 1mo
Aims42 @rretzler I wish I could pinpoint exactly what it is that I love about this book, but I just can‘t. It‘s just like pulling on a familiar sweatshirt ☺️I hope when you read it, you enjoy it too!! 1mo
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Another great read from Amy Stewart! Is anyone else pulling for a little something-something between Sheriff Heath and Constance? Please tell me I‘m not the only one rooting for them lol

KathyWheeler I am. I‘m hoping his wife leaves as she‘s clearly unhappy. 1mo
Aims42 @KathyWheeler Right?!? I pre-ordered the fourth book in paperback so I have to wait until May 7th before continuing on.... ughhhh, torture! 1mo
KathyWheeler @Aims42 I have to finish this one first. 1mo
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Aims42 @KathyWheeler Happy Reading!! 🙌🏻 1mo
Crystalblu I‘ve been thinking of recommending these to our patrons that love Miss Marple. Good idea? 1mo
Aims42 @Crystalblu I haven‘t read any of Agatha‘s ‘Miss Marple‘ books, so I can‘t speak directly to that. BUT I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys WWI era history, especially concerning women and their rights 😃 1mo
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Happy Easter to all who celebrate! No egg hunts for me today, but still hoping to spend as much time outside ☀️ Spring is here today!!

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Oh, Norma 🤣

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Thunderstruck | Erik Larson
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Once again, Erik Larson hit a home run with me! The first 50ish pages kinda drag as you try to figure out the connection between two separate stories of history. Then BAM! You see the connection and cannot put the book down. He‘s proven himself as an insta-buy author for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 stars

KathyWheeler He is one of my favorite writers. 1mo
Aims42 @KathyWheeler I‘ve read ‘Garden of the Beasts‘ and ‘Dead Wake‘, both were excellent 👍🏻 1mo
KathyWheeler @Aims42 I liked Garden of Beasts, but I haven‘t read Dead Wake yet. My absolute favorite though is Devil in the White City. 1mo
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Aims42 @KathyWheeler My dad loves it too! I need to read it ASAP 1mo
KathyWheeler @Aims42 since you like his other books, you should definitely read this one. Weirdly I bought it for the serial killer part but found the architecture part just as, if nor more, fascinating. 1mo
Aims42 @KathyWheeler Ah good to know! I live about a half-hour from Chicago, I really should move it up my TBR list lol 1mo
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Spring is slowly arriving, but I got my new Arnold Palmer tumbler ready for summer ☀️📚🥰

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Thunderstruck | Erik Larson
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Bathroom cleaned ✅
Grocery Shopping ✅
Vacuuming ✅
Starting my next book and humming AC/DC‘s ‘Thunderstruck‘ ✅✅

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A good read, not great, but good. Pacing was a bit slow and it ended and I was like, “wait... what happened to [characters that seemed to fall off the face of the planet]”. A solid 3 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Crazeedi Agree 2mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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A cloudy, blah day, but a beautiful sunset tonight 🥰 Bring on those summer sunsets!! 🌅🌄🌆☀️

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Visited my parents this weekend, so of course that meant a trip to their library‘s Friends of the Library booksale 🥰📚❤️ This was my $5 haul

Crazeedi Nice! Great books! 2mo
AmberWB I really enjoyed The Readers of Broken Wheel! 2mo
Aims42 @AmberWB yay! I‘m glad to hear that, the reviews on Litsy were pretty much loved it/hated it without much grey area. I have so much family in Iowa so it was an insta-buy based on that lol 2mo
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Chilbury Ladies' Choir | Jennifer Ryan
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I loved this book! Would definitely recommend to all fans of WWII historical fiction ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!

Crazeedi Great book 2mo
Aims42 The growth of all the characters made my heart sing 🥰 (lol, didn‘t intend for that wordplay, but I‘m going with it) 2mo
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Chilbury Ladies' Choir | Jennifer Ryan
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Starting my next read today... No more snow on the ground, but that sunshine is deceiving. Still only 40‘s outside 😩 Someday I‘ll be able to comfortably read outside - C‘mon warmer weather, hurry up!!

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Bailedbailed

I got halfway thru and just couldn‘t keep going. Vivian annoyed me too much and I lost interest in her story 🤷🏼‍♀️

TrishB I bailed on this one too. 2mo
Crazeedi Funny I liked it, there are like 3 books kind of linked. 2mo
Crazeedi I love how everyone has different tastes, that's why I'm on Litsy, just awesome !! 2mo
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Aims42 @TrishB I realized I was just reading it to finish it, not because I was enjoying it 😕 2mo
TrishB @Crazeedi agree totally 👍🏻 2mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi I love Litsy for that too 🥰 And it‘s so great to have a safe place where we can voice our opinions without being shamed 😊 I‘m glad you enjoyed this book, it just wasn‘t a pick for me 2mo
Crazeedi @Aims42 too many books to waste time on ones that don't grab you! 2mo
Crazeedi @TrishB 😍😍 2mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi Haha, ain‘t that the truth!! Litsy is 100% to blame for my exploding TBR list 😂 (not that I mind one bit 😇) 2mo
Crazeedi @Aims42 I have discovered new authors because of Litsy ! It's wonderful....but I have piles of books waiting!😉😊💜 2mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi lol, same here!! 2mo
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Some days, one glass of wine ain‘t enough 🤫 📚

(PS- in the background is a copy of my ‘Instant Pot Bible‘, not a Pot Bible 😂 I noticed it AFTER I edited my photo and didn‘t feel like re-taking it sans ‘Pot Bible‘ in the background -insert lazy shrug here-)

lahousewyfe OMG! I looooove my instant pot! 2mo
Aims42 @lahousewyfe I got it for Christmas so I‘m still trying Recipes. Do you have any favorites?? 2mo
cathysaid What is this “one glass” of which you speak?!?! 2mo
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lahousewyfe @Aims42 My wife uses it more than me. She made cassoulet the other day. She even turned an entire duck into confit! 2mo
Aims42 @cathysaid LOL I like that 😂👍🏻 2mo
Aims42 @lahousewyfe Yummm!!!! 🤤 I gotta experiment with it 2mo
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Pickpick

Such a good read ☺️ I needed to read this charming book after my recent slew of WWII historical fiction reads 👍🏻

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Welp, this book wrecked me. It was sooo good! Took me about a quarter of the way to get used to the structure, but once I caught on I didn‘t have any trouble keeping up. Oh man. This book is worthy of every award it has won 👍🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

lkurgs I read this book last year and it blew my mind! Incredible book! I am glad you liked it. 3mo
Aims42 @lkurgs ‘Incredible‘ is a great word to describe this book, YES! I couldn‘t put it down for the last 150 pages 3mo
FeastOfFiction I started this book years ago and couldn‘t get into it. I need to give it another shot. 3mo
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Aims42 @FeastOfFiction I can understand that, the jumping around and short chapters put me off at first, but I got hooked. I hope if/when you give it a second chance you get into it 🤞🏼 3mo
GypsyKat Such a great book! ♥️ 3mo
Aims42 @GypsyKat YESSSSS 💕 3mo
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Complimentary colors with my current read and my bedspread LOL With winds blowing at 40+ mph, staying in bed and reading sounds like a perfect plan

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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#booksale finds today at my favorite used library sale 🥰 4 books, $4.00 #mykindofmath

Soubhiville Nice! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz I just read Chilbury and liked it a lot! Congrats on your new acquisitions! 3mo
Crazeedi Nice! 3mo
Pricel101 Great haul!! 📚🙌 let us know your thoughts & enjoy! 2mo
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Very Valentine | Adriana Trigiani
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Loved this book, was like ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding‘, but Italian. Reading Adriana Trigiani‘s books are like a enjoying a warm blanket with a glass of red wine after a long day at work. Love her books ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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My goodreads giveaway book arrived yesterday! I‘m so exited to read it 🥳🤩🥰

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Very Valentine | Adriana Trigiani
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Starting a very timely book from one of my favorite authors. Some dark chocolate seemed only appropriate to eat alongside reading tonight
❤️🍫📕❤️

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Pickpick

Just finished this book. LOVED IT!! Definitely one for every fan of historical fiction to read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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#Bookmail glorious bookmail 🥰

AmyG The BEST mail 🎉 3mo
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The Diary of a Nobody | George and Weedon Grossmith
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Loved this quick read (read it in 1.5 days). A great palate cleanser, would recommend to any Wodehouse fans. I don‘t remember who it was on Litsy that posted about it and grabbed my attention, but THANK YOU! #BlameItOnLitsy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Diary of a Nobody | George and Weedon Grossmith
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Book. Martini. Blanket. How I do the Super Bowl 🥰#LitsyPartyOfOne

CouronneDhiver Nice! 👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
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Spontaneous trip to Half Price Books today (the actual store, never using their website again if I can help it lol) Found these 2 gems. Well, I found more, but these were the 2 that I just had to have 📚😍

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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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I throughly enjoyed this book! It was a quick read and I now want Wes Anderson to direct this ASAP. The storytelling and imagery are perfect. Easy five stars from me ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Diary of a Nobody | George and Weedon Grossmith
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Oil change with a new book and a coffee. Not a terrible Saturday morning ☺️

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Holy Cow! I WON A GOODREADS GIVEAWAY!! I can‘t believe it!!! I‘ve been entering them when I‘m bored at work for the past couple of months, and my “hard” work finally paid off 🤣🥳🎉🤩

Crazeedi Yay, good for you!!👏👏 4mo
Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 4mo
Aims42 @Crazeedi @Graciouswarriorprincess Thanks guys!! 💗💗💗 4mo
KristenDuck Lol this is awesome! I enter all the time too but have yet to win 4mo
Aims42 @KristenDuck Thank you! I‘m pumped since the ones I enter are always 25 copies available and 1,000+ people enter 🙄 4mo
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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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I know I initially complained about this large print edition I mistakingly bought. However, while battling a head cold, the large print is fantastic lol #SilverLining

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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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I love the Half Price Books by my House. Love it! Their website? No love from me. Bought this book from their website not realizing it was a large print book 😩🙄 Not the end of the world, but I‘m annoyed. I won‘t return it because I‘ve already waited a week for it, I just want the universe to know I‘m not happy. -End Rant-

Reviewsbylola Ohhhh that would annoy me! 4mo
PerksOfBeingABookworm Their website is not very user-friendly. At least, I‘ve always struggled to navigate their site. 4mo
Aims42 @Reviewsbylola @PerksOfBeingABookworm thanks for the solidarity guys! 😁 4mo
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I am so excited, one of my Christmas gifts from my mama-in-law arrived on Saturday (my first issue of Bookmarks magazine, she got me a year subscription 😍). I also got a birthday gift from my mom that arrived on Thursday (custom pillow with our wedding year on it 🥰). Good reading material with a comfy pillow for the mess Mother Nature is sending our way this week LOL

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This has been my day so far. Zero complaints from me 😉😍

Libby1 Perfect. 4mo
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Sun & blue skies today, with a temperature of 12 degrees. The hubs dug us out this morning so I could do a grocery run. But now I‘m happy to sit with my martini (cheers, Grandpa! I made it your way ☺️) and my newest read. Happy Sunday!!!

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This was a fascinating read! I learned so much about Coco, she was quite a woman. While I didn‘t love every paragraph in this book (some bedroom details could‘ve been omitted and the plot wouldn‘t have suffered. -Sigh- oh well, to each their own), I would still definitely give it four stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Snow whipping around outside (looks like we‘re up to 4 inches and more coming in the next few hours), but I‘m toasty inside with my coffee and book. Happy Saturday!!

Kayla.Adriena What state are you in? 4mo
emilyhaldi What‘s better than that! 4mo
Aims42 @Kayla.Adriena I‘m in Illinois, western suburbs of Chicago 🧤🧣❄️❄️❄️ 4mo
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Aims42 @emilyhaldi I‘ll take snow every Saturday if it means M-F is dry LOL 4mo
Pricel101 Cozy! ?❄️ -22C° here! Happy Saturday! 4mo
Aims42 @Pricel101 Eeeeeep 😳 Stay warm!!! 4mo
Reviewsbylola The best way to spend a snowy Saturday! (edited) 4mo
Aims42 @Reviewsbylola definitely!! 🤗 4mo
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I loved this book so much!! I actually liked it more than the first one, the plot was so intriguing I couldn‘t put it down. I have the next one on my TBR shelf and her fourth is already pre-ordered because I wanted the paperback version. Can‘t wait to continue with those crazy Kopp sisters!

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Onto my 2nd read of 2019 🎉🎉Revisiting my favorite sisters in the next book in the Kopp Sister‘s Series 😁

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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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This was my first Kate Atkinson book, I asked for it for Christmas (it was a #BlameItOnLitsy request LOL). I enjoyed it so much! I found myself so engrossed in the story that I lost track of time while reading it 🤣

Are any of Atkinson‘s other books good? I‘d love to read more from her

Zelma Yes, I loved Case Histories so, so much. I haven‘t read any more of that series though. (edited) 4mo
gradcat I absolutely fell in love with the Jackson Brodie series, and the televised version as well ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Tex2Flo Her stuff is terrific. She builds great characters and story lines. I don‘t miss anything she puts out. Add to all lists! 4mo
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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My first read of 2019 😁My goal is to read 45 books by 12/31/19. No time like the present to get started 🥳🤓📚💪🏼

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What an interesting read! Would definitely recommend 🤩

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