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Alicia

Alicia

Joined March 2016

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Dry | Neal Shusterman
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This wasn‘t super on my radar but thought I‘d listen on audio since there was no wait on Libby. And I am so glad I did! I basically talked about this book to everyone I know. It was so good! Narration was amazing, the story was amazing, I really can‘t recommend it enough. A fascinating story, especially for someone that lives in a desert!

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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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Had the pleasure of meeting both of these authors this week for a debut author event at our local bookstore. It was wonderful to hear from them! Bryan Washington is honest so sweet and genius and Kali Fajardo-Anstine gave me a hug! So lucky to be able to go to events like these. Also, both of these books were wonderful! Short stories are my new bread and butter.

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Hello Litsy!! I‘ve missed Litsy a lot so I am going to try to be better at posting. I find I come here when trying to decide on books and see what‘s up!
Recently finished this on audio and kindle. I enjoyed it overall but found the authors argument against autonomy for those who are suffering acute crisis very interesting. As a lawyer it‘s an interesting take on a long-standing legal concept. Overall a good read though!

NovelGirl82 You‘re back! I‘ve missed you, my friend!! I hope everything‘s going ok. Is your addy the same? 2w
Alicia @NovelGirl82 hello!! Yes! Still not posting that much but trying! I‘m doing well! And no, I moved! Is yours the same? I will find your email and let you know my new one!! 2w
NovelGirl82 I‘m glad you‘re doing well! I was kind of off the grid for a while, as well. Yes, mine‘s the same. Awesome, yeah, send me your new address! I‘m on my way to vacay now, but I‘ll have something to send when I get home. 😊 2w
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Alicia @NovelGirl82 it‘s crazy how life gets so busy, and social media easily gets overwhelming too.... I hope you have a fabulous vacation!!!! 2w
NovelGirl82 Thank you!! We‘re heading to Colorado for a week of hiking, kayaking, maybe some white water rafting, all of that fun stuff. I need a brain break. Work has been nuts! 2w
Alicia @NovelGirl82 omg that sounds amazing! I bet the weather will be awesome. Colorado sounds wonderful especially since we‘ve officially hit triple digits here... 2w
NovelGirl82 Ugh! We‘re hitting the 90‘s in Lubbock this weekend. Summer is definitely starting now that the storms are finally passing. 2w
Alicia @NovelGirl82 oh good! (Maybe?) 90s doesn‘t seem too bad. Hope you made it to CO safe!!! 1w
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America | Kekla Magoon, Jason Reynolds, Dhonielle Clayton, Tracey Baptiste, Brandy Colbert, Justina Ireland, Rita Williams-Garcia, Renée Watson, Lamar Giles, Coe Booth, Varian Johnson, Ibi Zoboi, Nic Stone, Tochi Onyebuchi, Liara Tamani, Jay Coles, Leah Henderson
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Amazing set of YA short stories! At the Tucson Book Festival a number of writers mentioned they were currently reading this book, so I had to pick it up. I thoroughly enjoyed each story, and would definitely recommend! Also loved the cover art. Since life has been so busy lately, short stories have really been the perfect thing.

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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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Hello Litsy!!! I apologize for my long absence. Holidays, work and a new side hustle I started have taken their toll. But I knew I had to post today because I just finished this amazing book of short stories. Run, don‘t walk to your bookstore and get yourself a copy. The book was at times laugh out loud funny, gut wrenching, incredibly sad and profound. I would give this book as many stars as I could.

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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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This book was utterly amazing. It spoke to my soul in such a visceral way. I was lucky enough to meet the author in Phoenix earlier this week and was able to tell him how much this book meant to me. I highly highly recommend these stories to basically everyone.

bookwrm526 I started this one yesterday, and I'm only halfway through the first story and already blown away! 7mo
Tamra I can‘t wait - I downloaded today! 7mo
Alicia @bookwrm526 yay! I‘m glad you already enjoy it! 7mo
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Alicia @Tamra you are gonna love it! 7mo
CouronneDhiver 👋🏽 hi! doing ok over there? 6mo
Alicia @CouronneDhiver hello! Yes! Life gets in the way of Litsy sometimes ☹️😣😕 but im over here and Ok! 😄 thank you friend!! 6mo
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Born on a Tuesday | Elnathan John
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Amazing #Swapoween package from @Phantasma.Maddie thank you so so so much!!!! I absolutely loved the goodies!!!! Also super looking forward to both of these books! Thank you so so much!!! 😊😁😎🎃☠️📚🖤🖤

Kalalalatja I loved Girl in Pieces 👌 7mo
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Not Here | Hieu Minh Nguyen
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When you discover the poetry section at the library... !!! I‘m trying to get back into poetry because I have so many wonderful collections and I feel it‘s such a wonderful and important way to express oneself. Excited for these!

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Bitter Orange | Claire Fuller
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Birthday haul!!!! My Dad got me these books I‘ve been wanting. Claire Fuller is a must buy for me, I have LOVED her last two books. The All the Books episode where they talked about the Best American Food Writing made me want to buy it immediately. And I get to meet R.O. Kwon in about a month when she visits my local bookstore! Pretty pumped for all.

Redwritinghood Happy birthday! Nice haul, too! 8mo
JulAnna Happy Birthday! I have The Incendiaries on my TBR 😊 8mo
Amandajoy Happy birthday! 📚🎂 8mo
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squirrelbrain Happy Birthday! I just read The Incendiaries - really liked it... 8mo
NovelGirl82 I didn‘t even know it was your bday!! 🤦‍♀️ Good timing sending your surprise book! Happy bday, friend!!! 8mo
LauraBrook Happy birthday!!!!🎂 8mo
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Omg!!!!!!‘ @NovelGirl82 !!!!! Thank you SO much!!! I have been wanting to read this so badly! Every time I almost buy it I think oh I should just wait for the library, etc. etc. but now I don‘t have to!!!! Thank you so much!! 😍💜💕

NovelGirl82 Oh yay!! I‘m so glad that it got there, & that you haven‘t bought it for yourself yet. Enjoy, my friend!! 8mo
Alicia @NovelGirl82 thank you!!! I will. I love Lara Jean! 8mo
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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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Thank you to all the Littens who wished me a Happy Birthday on Monday!!! 🎁 🎂 I have been SO busy the last week or so, why did I schedule something for myself every day???! Sorry I haven‘t been on as much but I am reading!! ❤️

DivineDiana Belated birthday greetings! Glad you are reading! 🎉📚🎂 8mo
TheReadingMermaid More belated happy birthday wishes from yours truly 🤗😘🎂✨🧨🎉🎉🎉 8mo
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I LOVED this book! Been on my TBR forever I finally read it in anticipation of the movie. I am so glad I did! I really enjoyed the world building, the characters, just everything about it. Can‘t wait to read the others! As a side note though, it seems the movie has changed the female leads appearance quite a bit, which angers me. The scar on her face is much more significant in the book and it‘s clear they wanted her “prettier” for the movie. 😑

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All Souls: A Family Story from Southie | Michael Patrick MacDonald
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My Boston Bookhaul!!! I went on a short vacation to Boston to see Hamilton and my best friends. I‘ve been working on reducing my book collection (recently got rid of maybe 40+ books?) and told myself NOT to buy any on my trip. But.... I couldn‘t help myself! I was left alone for a few hours and this happened. Excited for all the true crime!

bookishkris Oooh, All Souls is SO good. 8mo
NovelGirl82 You have a little package being sent from me this week! 8mo
Alicia @bookishkris ooh yay! Glad to hear it is good!!! 8mo
Alicia @NovelGirl82 omg! Yay! Thank you friend!! I‘ll keep an eye out for it! 💗📚 8mo
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Miles Morales: Spider-Man | Jason Reynolds
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Finished this one up on a flight to Boston. I felt a bit so so about it but I really loved the ending. The villain was much more complicated than other marvel stories. I am hoping for a sequel though! I feel like I had a lot of questions...

DivineDiana I forgot that Jason Reynolds wrote a graphic novel! Stacked! 9mo
Alicia @DivineDiana it‘s a novelization of spider man!!!! But still rad! 😁 9mo
DivineDiana 👍🏻❤️📚 9mo
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Thank you so much @Shadowfat !!! I was out of town all weekend and only just checked my mail. I am really looking forward to this read! It‘s a #blameitonlitsy pick! Thank you so much again! 💗💓📚 #justabookswap

Reviewsbylola This sounds so promising! Stacked. 9mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I just ordered this yesterday! Looks fun! 9mo
Alicia Right!!! @Reviewsbylola @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled !! I really wanted to read it after seeing how much @2BR02B raved about its awesomeness. Can‘t wait!!! 🙌🏽🙌🏽 9mo
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Appropriate I finished this book set in SF and Phoenix on a flight from Phoenix to SF! This is Mohr‘s first novel. Definitely stranger than his latest but I still very much enjoyed it. His writing is beautiful and painful. His portrayal of child abuse and neglect was so gut wrenching but felt very accurate and real. If you‘re up for an intense book I‘d recommend it.

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Markswoman | Rati Mehrotra
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Felt very meh about this one. I read it for my book club and honestly wouldn‘t have finished it if it weren‘t for that. That being said I liked the plot and the idea behind the story, but just not how it was carried out. Also the love story was terrible.

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I‘ve read a lot of self help, memoir, minimalist, etc. books but for some reason this one really stuck with me. I hate admitting it but I have an unhealthy relationship with shopping, much like the author of this book. I‘ve recently realized that I have to drastically change my spending habits before it‘s too late and this book helped me think about some of the “why” that goes into my spending. I also loved hearing her narrate it!

JanuarieTimewalker13 I really enjoyed it too and it was a perfect complement to my debt free journey with Dave Ramsey. I no longer want much. I just want simplicity bc there‘s such beauty in it. 9mo
mdhughes72 Do books count? 9mo
Eggs Loved this 📚 9mo
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Alicia @JanuarieTimewalker13 Dave Ramsey is so tough! But I‘ve read some of books and found them helpful! 9mo
Alicia @mdhughes72 sadly they did! She thought she had too many at 100, she‘d be horrified at my library!! 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 He‘s def tough, but that‘s what I needed. 2 must see videos: You Control You and How Cash Changes The Way You Look At Money. 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s funny bc I think this is predominantly an American thing...this debt culture and FICO obsessed culture. I‘m reading a book by an English author and I noticed the character, Harold Fry, paid his hotel room with a debit card, had an American author written the book, I think he/she would have used credit card. I‘m noticing a lot now. 9mo
Avanders 🤔 but my relationship with books is so healthy! There's even a Japanese word for it! #Tsundoku 😬 (edited) 9mo
Alicia @JanuarieTimewalker13 thanks for the recs! I agree too. Such an emphasis on buying more “things” in our culture. Including things you can‘t afford! 9mo
Alicia @Avanders hahaha that is true! 🤔🤔 I don‘t think I‘ll ever be minimalist about my books, but I‘m OK with that. They are like decorations too, right? 9mo
Avanders @Alicia definitely! They're decorations, entertainment, talking pieces, and friends. 😁😘 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 With all that being said, I have yet to actually count how many books I have. What I‘ve been doing is passing on the ones I‘ve enjoyed, but won‘t read again.I‘ve put the brakes on buying, but I‘m not averse to buying a few a year, I just need to read more from my own inventory, first. Maybe I‘ll say, if I read and pass on 10, I‘m allowed 2. Or something like that. Lol 9mo
Alicia @Avanders totally!!! ❤️📚😁 9mo
Alicia @JanuarieTimewalker13 good for you! I am trying to do the same thing. I only keep books I really loved that are signed. And also trying not to buy anymore this year 🙅🏽‍♀️ I tried the “read 5, buy 1” but always buy more than one... 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, especially if you buy on Book Outlet. I play a game and fill up my cart and then empty it. I fantasy shop on BO lol. Maybe I‘ll buy a few on my birthday, I think that‘s fair. 9mo
Alicia @JanuarieTimewalker13 very fair! I love BO!! Easy to fill up the cart. Birthdays are special though! So I say do it. 😄📚🎂 9mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I have to wait until January. Lol. That‘s ok😀 9mo
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Bookbrain | E A Hass
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Almost forgot but made it just on time, thanks to prime! My #justabookswap book will get there Friday! I went out on a limb with this one and picked one of my favorite reads from last year. I hope my match likes it! 🤞🏽🤞🏽💓📚

TheBookKeepers 🎉 I love reading others favorites! I bet your secret match will be pleased with whatever you got! 9mo
hermyknee I‘m sure they will! You have great taste!! 9mo
Alicia @hermyknee thank you friend! 💓💓💓 9mo
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This Is Where It Ends | Marieke Nijkamp
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Read this pretty quickly, it‘s been on my Kindle TBR for a while. It was entertaining but I didn‘t love the book. Felt like a complicated topic for how it was treated but also maybe that was the point- to show how useless these acts of violence are. I have to say though I didn‘t love the characters, and I didn‘t enjoy the ending either.

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Autumn Getaway | Jennifer Gracen
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🍁1. Both!
🍁2. So many! I love all fall flavors, apple, cinnamon, pumpkin! Probably something with white chocolate!
🍁3. Corn maze!! Hayride seems dirty...
🍁4. Yes! It was so fun. New England!
🍁5. Yes! Just had my first PSL of the season last week. Hard to feel like fall in AZ when it‘s still so hot.

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Sabrina | Nick Drnaso
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I‘ve seen some so-so reviews for this book but I did enjoy it. It was very reminiscent of other Drawn + Quarterly publications. Not a lot of action, deep introspection with the characters. The plot was very interesting to me, what would the fallout be in such a situation? It felt real and honest and sort of sad and drawn out- much like life can be. Glad I picked it up.

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I‘ve had this for at least a year and hadn‘t picked it up yet! So glad I did. It wasn‘t my favorite but I really enjoyed the story and development of Amadeus. In some of the later comics he is portrayed as a teen which I feel like doesn‘t mesh with this issue but maybe that‘s just me. Also She Hulk is in this one a lot and I love She Hulk.

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Boy Erased: A Memoir | Garrard Conley
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This book was such a punch to my soul. A heart breaking story of loving yourself and your family, and when those two are at total odds. Conley‘s experiences are horrifying and incredibly sad. Conley comes from a part of the US I do not know a lot about, and it was both fascinating and incredibly depressing to hear about his upbringing. Despite its intense subject matter I would definitely recommend this book.

MicheleinPhilly I need to read this before the movie comes out. 9mo
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One of the Boys | Daniel Magariel
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Just picked this up on clearance at Half Price Books! Doesn‘t even look like it was read! Mostly got excited it was set in New Mexico 🌵 love the southwest! Has anyone read it?? Seems like a short and interesting read!

azulaco I have it on my to-read pile, but I haven‘t started it because it looks sad. I‘ll read it when I‘m in the right frame of mind. 9mo
TheBookStacker I read it, it‘s sad and a very real look at domestic abuse. 9mo
Alicia @azulaco good point- I always have to be in the mood for a heavy read. 9mo
Alicia @TheBookStacker thank you for the review! Definitely seems like to be in the right mood for 9mo
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Canto Bight (Star Wars): Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi | Mira Grant, Rae Carson, John Jackson Miller, Saladin Ahmed
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More Star Wars audio fun! I loved the scenes in The Last Jedi that took place in Canto Bight. It was such an interesting planet and City with such characters! This collection did not disappoint. I loved all the stories and hearing how they connected. It was a treat to hear from parts of the Star Wars universe unrelated to the characters we usually hear about. Also the audio was of course wonderful- the voices were great!

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Little Fish | Casey Plett
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Small library haul today! I saw Hey Ladies in a bookstore and immediately put a hold on it! It‘s quasi epistolary which I am excited for. I heard some buzz on Little Fish and I‘m pretty excited to read it! #litsyloveslibraries

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Thank you soooooo so so much @cewilf ! I love everything!!!! I can‘t wait read both of these books. I‘ve been waiting on the VE Schwab series for no good reason and I should pick it up ASAP! Love all the goodies too! I am going to use the bookplates for my signed editions! Thank you so much again!! #mfbs #myfavoritebookswap

monkeygirlsmama Nice! Enjoy 🙃 10mo
scripturient I recently bought the same bookmark. 😊 10mo
cewilf Yay!! I hope you enjoy both books!! 😊 10mo
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Thank you so much to @jillannjohn for these amazing bookmarks and salt/pepper shakers!!!! I absolutely love them!!! The llama is so cute the expression on its face is amazing! Thank you so so so so much!!!! 📚❤️💓📚❤️💓🌵 #bookmarkswap

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So I cheated a bit on my #starwarsbuddyread folks! I had been waiting on the hold for this one I‘ll probably just do a Re-read when it comes up because I LOVED it. This was a fascinating angle into distant parts of the galaxy and a character we know very little about. Also gave us some super interesting glimpses into the First Order. Absolutely loved and is one of my top Star Wars books!

callielafleur I thought it was very interesting that this wasn't from Phasma's point of view! I really enjoyed this one in general. Can't wait to do the reread, probably on audio this time. 10mo
InLibrisVeritas I'm glad you enjoyed it! I am really looking forward to this one 10mo
Alicia @callielafleur it is so amazing on audio! They captured Phasma voice perfectly! Also totally agree, I thought I was gonna end up liking her but since we don‘t really know what she was thinking it‘s a lot less sympathetic. 10mo
CSeydel Is this one in the schedule? It looks interesting! I haven‘t seen (or I forgot) the master plan. I was so slow getting Lost Stars that I skipped Ahsoka ... but now I‘m reading Scoundrels. #worstreadingbuddy (edited) 10mo
Alicia @CSeydel I assumed it is probably somewhere! But maybe far off!!! It‘s okay though! It‘s a new month! Though now I forget what we are reading for Sep.! 😂🤦🏽‍♀️ 10mo
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Finished this amazing story earlier this week. Made me realize I sadly do not know that much about the Vietnam war, so I hope to change that soon. Amazing story, truly eye-opening. I appreciate the chance to read it and learn from it. I learned a lot of the history and also the human experience and connection that comes with it.

EH2018 Met the author at book expo this year...she was really nice 💕 10mo
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Omg!!! I feel very spoiled, I love absolutely everything!!!! I have been wanting to read the tagged book forever and I‘m so excited to check out the other two books- they look so fascinating!!!! @Mdargusch did such an amazing job picking these out for me, and even one with some great courtroom scenes! Thank you So sosososo much! ❤️🖤🗡💰🔬🔪⚰️ #itstrulycriminalswap

Alicia @Mdargusch also I am feeling terrible, because the swap definitely caught up with me (being a lawyer can be v. stressful! 😭😭😭) so while I got the books I didn‘t get as many gifties as I‘d like and you did SUCH an amazing job! So expect something a little special extra in your mailbox soon! 10mo
JenlovesJT47 The books look great!! 💚💚💚 10mo
Reviewsbylola The Ann Rule is amazing and I also enjoyed Pretty Jane! 10mo
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Mdargusch I‘m so glad you liked everything! 10mo
Mdargusch I‘m out of town, so I will open your box next week! 10mo
Alicia @Mdargusch ok! I hope you like it ☺️☺️ 10mo
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True Crimes: A Family Album | Kathryn Harrison
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Look at this amazing wrapping job from @Mdargusch !! I have to say my wrapping paper was not at all in the theme 😢 that‘s what I get for having too much happy wrapping paper lying around.. but this is awesome!!! ⚔️📚 also the mug says “people lie, evidence doesn‘t”!!!! Definitely bringing that to work!!! #lawyersoflitsy #itstrulycriminalswap #litsyjusticeleague

AmyG Great wrapping! 10mo
JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 10mo
Reviewsbylola That mug is awesome. 😂😂 10mo
youneverarrived That‘s well good! 10mo
callielafleur The wrapping is brilliant! 10mo
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Star Wars: Ahsoka | E. K. Johnston
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I really enjoyed this one! While it wasn‘t my favorite I loved seeing old characters in a setting and time we didn‘t see in the movies. I also didn‘t know Ahsoka‘s character until now and enjoyed getting to know her. I felt a bit like it wasn‘t 100% clear why she was so invested in Ryedah (sp), but I bought into it. I liked the setting of the planet and it felt very real in Johnston‘s descriptions. #starwarsbuddyread

InLibrisVeritas I'm glad you enjoyed this one too! I really hope we get to see more of her in the future. 10mo
Alicia @InLibrisVeritas agreed!!! 10mo
PSreads73 I started reading it last night. It is really great so far. Her character is one of the best parts of The Clone Wars. 4w
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Thank you so much @EH2018 for all these lovely and amazing bookmarks!!!!! They are all so unique and cool. I love the cactus ☺️☺️🌵 I also have the same llama cards!!! 🎉📩 yours are coming very soon! I made them this weekend now just to pack them up! #bookmarkswap

EH2018 Yay! Glad you like them!! Looking forward to yours! 10mo
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Loved this second installment in the Wires and Nerve duology! So sad to hear they won‘t be more, I love everything Lunar Chronicles and love all the extra content outside the core 4 books. This was a great story, love seeing the visual of the characters. 🤩🤩

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Mysteries of Pittsburgh | Michael Chabon
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Omg @BurghBookAddict thank you soooo much for all these amazing gifts!!!! I cannot wait to read these books, they seem really good! I also love all the Pittsburgh goodies! I recently saw the Mister Rogers movie and loved it and cannot wait to use the Funko keychains! Thank you thank you thank you! 📚💓🌃 #hometownswap

Burghbookaddict You are very welcome 😊 10mo
MicrobeMom Yay! Package looks great! 10mo
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Listened to this quick audiobook while driving to a very hygge weekend with a good friend!!! There‘s a lot I won‘t use (strangely we‘ve no use for wool socks and fire in the Sonoran desert 🌵) but a lot that I will. A good reminder to love the little things, but most of all I loved the parts about loving your friends!

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Saturday gym day with Jenny Han this week!!! I am trying to read this slowly because I am so obsessed with Lara Jean. I am so pumped there are two more books! Thank you to @NovelGirl82 for gifting this to me! 💗❤️

NovelGirl82 Oh, you‘re so welcome, my friend!! I hope you‘re enjoying it! You have a letter headed your way when I get home this week. 😍 10mo
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I went searching for my #itstrulycriminal swap match this weekend. Found a book for them and also this book for me!!! One of Arizona‘s 🌵 most famous crimes☠️😱 I‘ve been wanting to read this quite a while and glad to have found a good copy. Here‘s to some (creepy) local history!

Mdargusch Stacking! 11mo
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It is here!!!! @BurghBookAddict !!! I can‘t believe I have to wait so long to open it! I guess only 6 days isn‘t too bad... so exciting!!!! #hometownswap

Burghbookaddict I'm so glad it made it safely! 😁 11mo
Alicia @BurghBookAddict I mailed off yours!!! I forgot to take a pic before I did 🤦🏽‍♀️ I‘m sorry it‘ll get just just in time!!! 10mo
Burghbookaddict @Alicia No problem! Ill keep an eye out for it! 10mo
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Omg!!!! Thank you so much @Aleida !!!!! I absolutely love these bookmarks!!! They are all so amazingly cute! The birds are so cute. And the mountains look exactly like where I used to live in Flagstaff! I really need to get on mine! Expect them soon!!!! 🎉📩💗 #bookmarkswap

hermyknee 😍😍😍 11mo
Aleida I‘m so glad you liked them. It was really fun painting them! No rush, it will be a surprise when I get them. 11mo
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Hanging out with Bianca Del Rio at the gym! Very entertaining to read while working out! #nottodaysatan

Weaponxgirl I'm high pitch squealing as I just saw her in Brighton on Saturday! 11mo
Alicia @Weaponxgirl yay!!!! I got to see her when she was here in the States in AZ!! So good!!!! She is hilarious 😂😝😆 11mo
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The Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken
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Finished this on my kindle this AM! I‘m trying to focus my reading on all the books being made into movies/ tv shows so I‘m all caught up. I really enjoyed this start to the Darkest minds books! Loved the characters, and the plot. Felt a bit predictable but a lot of YA is. Also I wanted to reach into the book and tell Ruby to do the opposite of what she was doing!!!! But also that happens to me a lot... can‘t wait for the movie!

RebL This is on my list too. 11mo
Alicia @RebL nice! I really enjoyed it 11mo
EH2018 @Alicia did you see the movie yet? The preview for The Hate You Give looks pretty good too...my friend and I are doing a book to movie "club" we are currently on Meg the next is THYG. 10mo
Alicia @EH2018 not yet! I‘m going this weekend! I can‘t wait for THUG! It‘s gonna be so good. How was the Meg book??? I didn‘t even know there was one till recently! 10mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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I listened to this because I saw such rave reviews on here and Goodreads! I would have to say for me it was just OK. I didn‘t LOVE it, and I had to speed it up to nearly 2x cause I was getting bored of the story and characters. The beginning and ending were most interesting, I think because they were the most action packed. I own the next two and I am not sure if they are for me. The ending really got better though, so we shall see!

2BR02B I listened to this entire series despite not giving any of the books higher than a three star rating. I think I mostly enjoyed listening to the narrator over the actual content of the novels. 11mo
Alicia @2BR02B that is kind of how I feel!!! I loved how she did Lord Maccon‘s voice. I feel like if I had read it in print it would have been a DNF. But entertaining on audio. 11mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Why did I wait so long to read this?!! SO fun!!!!! I loved nearly everything about this book, up until the very end. I think I‘m going to have to read the next books in the series, I‘m dying to know what happens to everyone! I loved all the characters, even the ones we are supposed to hate. Highly recommend!

AshleyS I just finished this two days ago, and have the next two books being delivered today. So fun. 11mo
alvingregorio I'm hesitant to read this and I have no idea why. Maybe I should just jump in. 11mo
Zelma Heh, the next one is great. Kitty Pong is such an awesome character! 😆 11mo
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Alicia @AshleyS yay!!! I need to pickup the other two soon. 11mo
Alicia @alvingregorio you won‘t be disappointed! At first it felt a bit melodramatic, because it is but overall it was a really fun read. 11mo
Alicia @Zelma omg! Her dress to the dinner was totally insane sounding! She is the kookiest! I‘m glad to hear she Re-appears! 11mo
alvingregorio Okay. Gonna try it out before I watch the movie 11mo
Zelma @Alicia she‘s a major character in book two. 👍 11mo
Alicia @alvingregorio that‘s why I wanted to read it too! 😁 11mo
Alicia @Zelma can‘t wait! 11mo
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@jillannjohn it is here!!!! I got home late yesterday and it was in my mailbox! I wanted to wait until there was natural light for a photo. Omg!!!!! Thank you SO much for all these wonderful books and gifts!!! I am SO pumped for all of them!!! You rock!!!! And totally know me! I can‘t wait to use all the stickies! 💕📚💓 #shortstoryswap

jillannjohn Yay! I‘m so happy you like everything. This was a fun swap. Happy Reading! See you at the next swap 😀 11mo
cathysaid ❤️ Tim O'Brien book 11mo
CSeydel Wonderful! Thanks for participating 💗 11mo
ephemeralwaltz So great that people are gifting Her Body and Other Parties! I have it on my shelf. 💜💜 11mo
Alicia @jillannjohn yes!!! Thank you so much again friend! 11mo
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Audubon, on the Wings of the World | Fabien Grolleau, Jérémie Royer
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Depressing panel from this quick little biography of John James Audubon. He definitely wanted to capture the natural world before it changed! I thought this line of his was particularly poignant since it is likely how many thought of change in those times.

EclecticBookLover That was a beautiful book. Sad story, but told and illustrated beautifully. 12mo
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Bloodline | Claudia Gray
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I realized I never made my post for #StarWarsBuddyRead! But I loved this book so much. First I thought it was amazing to do a book about Leia when she‘s not young, we need more badass women in their 40s/50s (not sure how old she is). I also loved all the characters. I‘d read a book solely about each one of them. I think my favorite was Ransolm, the author did an amazing job with him and I felt exactly how Leia did. Five stars for sure!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree, I loved all these characters. 12mo
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Well it was bound to happen... this was the first Star Wars audio I didn‘t super love. I liked the descriptions of the planets and of course how awesome Leia is. But, I thought the mission itself was a little confusing until about halfway in. Also I didn‘t love some of the characters, especially Kidi, who I thought was insufferablely annoying. I think I may take a small break from Star Wars audio.... but just for a bit.

kaysworld1 Hello there my Email is Kaybrady75@googlemail.com 😘💗 12mo
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