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Amiable

Joined May 2016

"You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." --C.S. Lewis / A reader and tea lover in southeastern Connecticut
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Spending the holiday weekend doing my small part to make sure women in the U.S. still have access to safe, affordable health care. What are YOU doing to make a difference in the world today?

#MakeADifference #TakeAction #BeTheChange

CarolynM Well done, you👏👍✊ 17h
Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 17h
Theaelizabet 👏👏👏👏👏 17h
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Rachel.Rencher I love it! 👏❤❤ 17h
OrangeMooseReads 👏🏽👍🏼🙌🏽 17h
Emilymdxn This is great! Well done! Gives me life to see people doing this stuff 17h
AmyG 👊🏻❤️ 16h
Aimeesue Thank you. ❤️ 16h
JennyM So much love for this - thankyou for making a difference 😘😘😘 10h
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Wednesday | Anne Bertier
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1. I read fiction and nonfiction simultaneously. For my nonfiction reads, I usually pursue a specific challenge or subject. For my fiction reads, I‘m totally a mood reader.
2. Every day! My commute on the train is an hour each way, 5 days a week. That‘s 10 hours of dedicated reading time each week. 😊
3. Sadly, TV 🙁
4. Tea. Lots and lots of tea.
5. @bbdeese @JMEdwards @ulrichyumiodd

Thanks for the tag, @Cathythoughts !
#WondrousWednesday

ulrichyumiodd Thanks for the tag! TV is also the biggest disturbance for me when my boyfriend watches it. 3d
Amiable @ulrichyumiodd Same, when my husband is watching! I try to focus on the page but my brain gets distracted by the sounds of the TV. 3d
ulrichyumiodd @Amiable Glad to know I‘m not the only one! 3d
Cathythoughts Oh TV is a pain !! I couldn‘t concentrate at all with it on 🙄 3d
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Completed for “something that turned out unexpectedly” in #nonfiction2019, it delves into the investigation to find the Golden State Killer (or East Area Rapist, as he was originally called in the 1970s and 80s). McNamara, a crime writer, became obsessed with the search. The book ends with her unexpected death in 2016 at the age of 46, followed a year later by an announcement that a suspect was finally arrested after all these years.

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I Think I Love You | Allison Pearson
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A cute, fun read about a young girl in England who has a huge crush on pop star David Cassidy in the ‘70s. She considers herself the ultimate Cassidy fan, and subscribes to a fan magazine that holds a quiz contest. The prize: a trip to L.A. to visit the set of the Partridge Family. And that's a trip Petra is determined to win. This book is a coming-of-age story that you can relate to if you‘ve ever been a teen girl caught up by a celebrity crush.

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My happy place. 🥰

Simona I like your happy place❣️ 7d
Liz_M That does look like a wonderful place! ☺ 7d
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After revealing the big secret early on, the book petered to an ending which was rather weak and which felt rushed. I was honestly kind of bored and had to force myself through the last 60 pages or so. Also, I really couldn't make an emotional connection to any of the characters. I get that one of the points of the book is to shine a light on the fact that every family has its own "deepest secrets," but there were too many side stories going on.

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A heartbreaking, poignant, haunting and brilliantly written memoir by a man who lost his daughter at the age of 2 in a random and senseless accident. It‘s the story of her life, her death and the journey her parents made through grief and their bravery in choosing to become parents again. I read it with tears streaming down my face.

Completed for “something you pick” in #nonfiction2019.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds heartbreaking but good. 1w
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Completed for “something you weren‘t looking for” in #nonfiction2019. (I just randomly pulled it out of the bookcase.) A memoir by a woman who unexpectedly becomes a widow at 44, and finds out 7 months later that her husband had been unfaithful —multiple times. She sets out to find the other women and discover things about her late husband. Between a pick and a so-so for me. FYI: Contains frank and graphic talk about sex.

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Hot off the presses! Just got the new David McCullough book in the mail! 🥰🤩💃🏻

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Im envious! This looks good!! 7d
Amiable @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I‘ll read anything David McCullough writes! If he decided to write a book about the history of the phone book, I‘d even read that. 😀 (edited) 7d
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Commuters: A Novel | Emily Gray Tedrowe
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Table seat on train: ✔️
Tea: ✔️
Scone with clotted cream and jam: ✔️
Book so I can avoid making conversation with fellow passengers: ✔️

Breakfast of the commuter. 😎

Bookwormjillk That looks a lot better than my commute! Enjoy! 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I usually put in earbuds (with no music) just to look even more sequestered 😂 (edited) 2w
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Hello? Is it me you‘re looking for?

#catsoflitsy

RaimeyGallant I can see it in your eyes. I can see it in your smile. 3w
SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 3w
SarahHarts_books 😻😸😻 3w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 2w
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Temptation: A Novel | Douglas Kennedy
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A quick read about a man who toils as a writer for years, finds great success — and then discovers it‘s not all it‘s cracked up to be. I enjoyed it. 3/5 stars

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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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BINGO! Completed for “something about a movement” in #nonfiction2019. Subtitled “Birth of a Movement,” this pick was a no-brainer. It‘s about a group of inspirational young teens who said “enough is enough” after 17 people were gunned down at their school. They started the March for Our Lives movement, and are working to make legislative changes. I‘m amazed by their passion and determination, and am cheering them on.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Clwojick Good option for “something with music“ 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So glad you found it interesting.... I need to get to this one soon. 3w
Amiable @Clwojick That book you suggested is fiction ... this challenge is for nonfiction. For the “music” box I‘m planning on this one: 3w
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Clwojick whoops. didn't see that it was nonfiction only. 😊 3w
Amiable @Clwojick Thanks for the recommendation, though! I‘ll put it in my TBR for when I‘m done with the nonfiction challenge and turn my attention back to fiction. 🙂 3w
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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Did you know this? I didn‘t! Will be taking my outrage to the polls. 😡

BlameJennyJane It‘s ridiculous! 🤬 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes I did! It‘s outrageous isn‘t it? They have always contented that if they where computerized it would make it easier for the government to go around and take everyone‘s guns. 🙄. It is easier to see who is wantonly stockpiling Sudafed than guns. 3w
tracey38 Wow 🤬 3w
Theaelizabet Ridiculous is right! 3w
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@jmofo Jessie, thank you for the awesome postcard from your trip to San Francisco! It‘s so cool that you could read our #LMPBC book about the SF earthquake while you were actually there! Hope you‘re enjoying it—and your trip. 🙂

jmofo Thank you. My trip was certainly good medicine but also very short. I did a lot of journaling which was important but also ate into my reading time. I‘ll be mailing the book by Monday. I‘m so glad you liked the card. 3w
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California: A Novel | Edan Lepucki
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A post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel about life in the not-too-distant future after the world has slowly sunk into decay due to global climate changes, weather catastrophes, economic collapse, etc. The story follows the survivalist existence of a young couple who abandon the collapsed city of Los Angeles and connect with a larger group of survivors in a fortified encampment. I wanted to like this book, but it felt like something was missing.

Megabooks This is in my mount TBR, and I haven‘t been inclined to move it up. Great review!! 3w
Clare-Dragonfly It doesn‘t have very good Litsy ratings, but it sounds so up my alley I have to check it out! 3w
TieDyeDude I bought this to support the author because she got the Colbert bump after some B.S. with Amazon. I never did get around to reading it though 2w
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Why is this not a thing everywhere? We need this in the United States—ASAP!

Chrissyreadit Wow! Brilliant! 3w
Tanisha_A The entire web needs this. 3w
Theaelizabet What a great idea! 3w
AnneCecilie I didn‘t know that, and I probably should as a user of NRK, but I never post comments so that might be why 3w
Suet624 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👍🏼👍🏼 3w
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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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Got to this part of reading about the Parkland school shooting and it hit me like a brick. I‘m sitting here with tears literally running down my face. Why have we failed our kids? Why are we letting the NRA set the agenda on whether our kids live or die? WHY?? 😢

LiteraryinLititz 💔💔💔 3w
Kaye I cannot read books about school shootings. It breaks my heart that this happens repeatedly and nothing is ever done in our country to change the laws so guns don‘t get in the wrong hands ( mentally unstable , anyone under age and irresponsible or making rash decisions on emotional issues. ) I know there are lots of responsible gun owners that follow all the rules . We need to close all the loopholes so the wrong folks can‘t get ahold of guns. (edited) 3w
WanderingBookaneer I read this book recently. Wait until you read about arming teachers, the words of a Columbine teacher who taught the shooter will remain with me. 3w
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JennyM Heartbreaking 💔 3w
Amiable @Kaye I live in Connecticut, and when the school shooting happened at Sandy Hook we thought NOW things will have to change. But nothing did. So if the reality of 20 first-graders getting gunned down wasn‘t enough to make us understand that everything is horribly, horrifically wrong here, I don‘t think anything ever will. 😢 3w
Kaye I know, it‘s just so sad 😞. Every single time this happens, I keep hoping SOMEBODY IN POWER will start to make changes. I cannot even imagine how horrible the Sandy Hook event was. I recently saw a photo of the kids who were victims of that shooting. I don‘t quite know how the politicians can look in the eyes of those kids and not DAILY try to push new rules into effect. It‘s going to take someone in power to pass strict laws. 3w
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Completed for “something inspirational” in #nonfiction2019. Mike Massimino was a regular kid from a blue-collar family in Long Island who dreamed of becoming an astronaut—and did. He writes about the hard work and dedication that it took to achieve his dream, and never ceases to be awed and amazed by the opportunities afforded to him. He certainly inspired me with his enthusiasm, humility and sheer joy.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

WanderingBookaneer I loved this one! 3w
wanderinglynn I loved when he guest starred on Big Bang Theory! 👍🏻 3w
Amiable @WanderingBookaneer @wanderinglynn I know, right? Mass is so awesome! 3w
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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In the middle of reading about the horribleness that is Maurice Swift, this passage was unexpected and made me LOL. 😀

Aimeesue Ha! Whoops, I mean, Thoughts and Prayers. 😂 4w
Bklover 😂😂😂 4w
Suet624 Hahaha. 3w
britt_brooke 😆😆😆 I loved this book! 3w
Booklover2 I gave a chuckle as wel😂😂 1d
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It‘s both funny ... and sad. 😬

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Completed for the “something from another point of view” box in #nonfiction2019. It‘s the memoir of Dr. Henry Marsh, a famous British neurosurgeon. Interesting details and comparisons between the healthcare systems of the U.S. and England, but the narrative wanders a bit too much for my taste.

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I love Marian Keyes. While on the face of it her books might appear to be your typical fluffy chick lit, they actually include characters with addiction, alcoholism, depression and mental health issues—in other words, there‘s reality inside the pages of these chick books. And she manages to make it all laugh-out-loud funny as well.

andrew61 I have heard her talk several times on podcasts and she is very interesting with a dramatic life, but I've never read her books, i quite fancy trying her, which would you suggest first? 4w
Amiable @andrew61 I‘d start with book #1 in the “Walsh family” series: 4w
andrew61 @Amiable thanks - I'll have a look in the library soon. 4w
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Widow's Tears | Susan Wittig Albert
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The 21st book in this long-running series. Different than most of the other books in the series. If you are looking for the "murder mystery" that is typical of a China Bayles book, then this will be a disappointment. Because there isn't a mystery--this is really a ghost story. But I really enjoyed the flashbacks about the Galveston hurricane--those drove the narrative for me.

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Royal Library of Copenhagen | Melba Berry Bennett
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Been traveling this week in Denmark and Sweden. Visited the Royal Library in Copenhagen today. It‘s the national library of Denmark and the library of the University of Copenhagen. It‘s one of the largest libraries in the world and the largest in the Nordic countries. It contains numerous historical treasures, and a copy of all works printed in Denmark since the 17th century. It also holds the first known Danish book, printed in 1482.

Soubhiville 😲 wow! Impressive and beautiful! 1mo
Velvetfur Wow, that's so gorgeous! I love all the historical notes too, thank you for sharing 😊 1mo
CarolynM Beautiful photos 😍 I loved my visit to Copenhagen last year. Enjoy! 1mo
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JacqMac So beautiful! 😍 Enjoy your trip. 1mo
youneverarrived Wow! Impressive 😍 1mo
Amiable @CarolynM Copenhagen is an absolutely charming city! I can‘t wait to come back again. 1mo
Amiable @Soubhiville @JacqMac @youneverarrived Thanks! @Velvetfur You are most welcome! 🙂 1mo
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This novella is the prequel to “The Girl You Left Behind,” and takes place several years before the events to come. I actually read it after finishing “The Girl You Left Behind” and found it useful to explain some of the back story of the full novel.

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A historical fiction novel that connects two engaging love stories across different time periods. The book held my interest throughout with strong yet flawed characters who must make tough, morally questionable decisions.

Kloves2read I loved Me Before You! I bawled my eyes out! I haven't read anything else by Jo Jo Moyes of date. 3w
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Completed for the “something written by a woman” category for #nonfiction2019. It‘s a compilation of stories from women who were forced to give their babies up for adoption in the years between WWII and Roe v. Wade. Heartbreaking and sobering —especially at first, although the stories start to sound the same by the end.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That sounds heartbreaking and important! Stacked!! 1mo
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Birthday Boy | Carmenica Diaz
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Happy birthday Oscar Meyer!

It may look like Cleo isn‘t impressed with your celebratory giveaway, but she‘s just playing it cool. 😎

#oscarmeyerturnsfive
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rretzler 😻 1mo
wanderinglynn Cleo is so pretty. ❤️🐱 1mo
Clwojick Oh, Cleo is beautiful ♥️ 1mo
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LeahBergen And Happy Birthday to you, @Amiable ! 📚📚📚 1mo
Amiable @LeahBergen Thank you! I feel honored to share a special day with Oscar Meyer. 😀 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Cleo is beautiful!! 1mo
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Tea, homemade almond-raspberry scones, and a chunkster read: My Saturday morning is all booked. 😎📚

Kaye I‘ve never had a scone in my life. Would you say they have the consistency of a biscuit or a cookie ? And are they sweet or more bread flavored ? Do they have frosting in them ? They look really good. 1mo
Amiable @kaye These were made by my boss, who is an amazing baker. She won‘t share her secret recipe, so I don‘t exactly know how she makes them. But most scones I‘ve had are kind of hard and crunchy. These are soft and light, like a dough biscuit. And she puts homemade raspberry preserves inside as a layer. They are my favorite things that she makes! 1mo
Kaye They sound like Biting Into Heaven. 1mo
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Amiable @kaye In an ideal world, my boss would quit her job (healthcare marketing communications) and open her own bakery. But she‘s not brave enough—yet—to take the leap into self-employment. So she indulges her passion for baking —and brings it all to us in the office! It‘s the best of all worlds—I get to eat wonderful home-bakes goodies...and I don‘t have to be the one to bake them! 😀 1mo
Kaye Yes you‘re lucky you get to sample all the items. It‘d probably be scary to take out a loan huge enough to open your own bake shop , unless you were independently wealthy or had a partner who made enough money ( and had insurance) to keep you floating. I used to like baking, but not anymore. Being a housewife for almost 42 years has cured me of that. 1mo
Amiable @kaye I‘ve been a wife for almost 28 years—and I never liked to cook or bake! My poor husband. 😀 1mo
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Just got a free ride on the train because the conductor saw the book I‘m reading and said she loved it. See how valuable books can be? 📚🚂

TrishB What a great cover too 👍🏻 1mo
gradcat Great story...love that! ♥️ 1mo
AlaMich That is a great story!! 1mo
batsy That's so cool! And like @TrishB I really like that cover! 1mo
Zelma That‘s awesome! 1mo
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Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy | Bret Witter, Susan Spencer-Wendel
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A memoir by a woman who learned in June 2011 that she had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She was told she had about a year to live, so she quit her job to spend it with her family and friends. At the end, she wrote this book—tapping it out letter by letter on her iPhone using only her right thumb as it was the last finger that worked. It sounds depressing, but this book is about living with joy and optimism and humor and without regret.

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A memoir of a trans woman (born with male physiology, but who has always known she was cognitively, emotionally, and spiritually female) and her gradual transition that led to her decision to have sex-reassignment surgery. It tells her story of growing up transgendered and finding her way to allowing herself to live as the gender she always knew herself to be. Well written with poignancy and humor.

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For the “something with history” box in #nonfiction2019. A fascinating -- and heartbreaking -- bio of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the historical evolutions during her life. I knew the children's books she wrote were historical fiction. I never realized just how MUCH fiction. This blew the shine off my kiddy impressions of Wilder -- her real life was much more complicated and difficult. And frankly, I wasn't sure how much I liked her by the end. 👍🏼

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Just got these! Love them. 🥰

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It‘s a full house for a discussion event with author Dani Shapiro at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore in Middletown, CT.

kspenmoll So wish I had known!!! So happy you are there! 1mo
Cinfhen Ooohhh!! My new girl crush...love Dani Shapiro 💕💕💕💕 1mo
Amiable @kspenmoll Do you live nearby? I should have mentioned I was going! @Cinfhen She expresses herself so thoughtfully and articulately—I love her, too! 1mo
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Sunday morning is where it‘s at. 👍🏼

kspenmoll That twisty glazed pastry looks fabulous!!!! 1mo
Amiable @kspenmoll Pecan braid from Panera! It‘s awesome. 🥰 1mo
kspenmoll @Amiable That description will send me the 10 miles to Panera! 1mo
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Settled in for my hip and happening Saturday night plans — reading. 😎📚Thoroughly enjoying this biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, who was even more kickass than I thought. When she married Almanzo in 1885, Laura got the minister to agree not to ask her to obey her husband. IN 1885. 😲🙌🏼

8little_paws I'm actually rereading all the little house books this spring/summer prior to reading this 1mo
bookandcat LOVED this book! 1mo
Kloves2read Love the Little House series! Both the show and books! I must get my hands on this! 😉 3w
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Completed for the “something about survival” category for #nonfiction2019. The book is actually more of a question of whether life on earth will survive what humans are doing to it. Reading this made me sad, depressed, angry, determined, anxious, scared, and then sad again. What the hell are we doing? Are we on a crash course with our own extinction?
Also cross-counted as book 2 for #LPMBC #GroupM.

@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Suet624 Humans are so shortsighted. 1mo
AmyG 😪 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa It‘s a great book, one I‘ve been thinking about re-reading again too! 1mo
mreads Glad you 'liked' it 1mo
Amiable @mreads Especially the chapter about Neanderthals! That was my favorite. 1mo
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Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!
And, possibly, the cat. 😳

#catsoflitsy

batsy 😼😼😼 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😁 🐱 🙃 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 2mo
LauraJ Definitely the cat 😼 1mo
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There‘s nothing quite like early Sunday morning, when everyone else is still sleeping and the house is quiet and the tea has just finished steeping and I can settle into the couch with my book. Ahhh.

kspenmoll Perfect quiet here too! Heavenly! Enjoy your tea & book. 2mo
emmalouise1 Nice and quiet here in my garden as well :) happy reading :) 2mo
Amiable @kspenmoll @emmalouise1 Enjoy the quiet reading time in your spaces, too! 🙂📚 2mo
Liz_M And what an excellent book to be contemplating. 2mo
Amiable @Liz_M Truth be told, it‘s making me very anxious. I feel like I should turn off the heat to avoid burning oil. And maybe hold my breath periodically to reduce the amount of CO2 I‘m releasing into the air. 😬 2mo
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Good read —a compelling narrative style with a strong sense of foreboding that propels you forward at a brisk pace. This is the second book by Lou Berney that I‘ve read. Would also recommend his previous novel “The Long and Faraway Gone.”

Tanisha_A Love your mug! 2mo
Amiable @Tanisha_A Thanks! I like to collect them when I travel. (edited) 2mo
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The trouble with starting a new book on the way to work is that now I don‘t want to go to work—I just want to go home and finish reading it.
Oh, wait—that‘s every day ... 😬

Soubhiville 🙌 yep, I get you 100%! 2mo
Amiable @Soubhiville The struggle is real! ✊🏼 2mo
rretzler So I would guess that you might also take your book along and read a few pages in the parking lot before getting out of your car and going into work? 😀 2mo
Amiable @rretzler I take the train and the shuttle bus to my office! No car to hide in. ☹️ 2mo
rretzler Well, that makes it better then - you can read all the way to work! 2mo
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Member of the Family | Dianne Lake
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Completed for the “something with an unlikeable character” category in the #nonfiction2019 challenge. I‘d planned to read a book about Trump for this box but I‘m sick to death of him so I decided I‘d rather read about Charles Manson. In any case—this book was ok. A bit slow and a slog in parts. But still better than Trump. ✌🏼
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AlaMich You‘d rather read about Manson than Trump. That right there says all anyone needs to know about our current president. 2mo
Amiable @AlaMich Yep! It certainly does. 🤮 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Yes! So sad, and so true! 2mo
Suet624 Manson over Trump. 🤦🏻‍♀️ what an awful spot we‘re in. 2mo
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Member of the Family | Dianne Lake
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Have book, will travel. And have something to do while waiting for the hair color to set.

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 2mo
Elizabeth2 I LOVE my reading time in the salon!! 2mo
Amiable @Elizabeth2 I know, right? When the stylist lingers to chat I want to say, “it‘s okay, I have a book! You can go now!” 😀 2mo
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The Keep | Jennifer Egan
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Reads like two novellas awkwardly jammed into one. I don‘t usually notice curses, but this is excessive. Is it for shock value? I just think it‘s lazy. And yes: I “get” the plot. It‘s about power, confinement & escape. The characters are all imprisoned in some way, if not in a physical location (i.e. a tunnel, a castle keep) then in a mental cage of their own making (i.e. paranoia, addiction). In the end, it was irritating & didn‘t appeal to me.

BridgetteM I thought it was only so so. I had to laugh at the “don‘t think about it” scene. It still makes me chuckle when I think about it. 2mo
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Just finished this sprawling, 732-page novel about a man‘s search for the truths about the mother who left him, the girl he loved and lost, the country he lives in —and about himself. I enjoyed it immensely. I know some have criticized it as being stuffed with superfluous or unnecessary characters. But I think the point is to show that we are all connected by random, seemingly insignificant events and people who impact our individual paths.

Kaye Good review. I‘ve had this on Audible since it came out. Haven‘t even tried it yet ! 2mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I agree! I read this last year (I think)...and despite its length and scope I found it very compelling and easily found myself turning pages until the end. 2mo
Amiable @Drocchio03 Did you think the same? 2mo
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TelevisionNeighbor I can‘t wait to read this someday. 2mo
Redwritinghood Nice review. I really liked this book too. 2mo
8little_paws I just love this book. I've read it twice now. 2mo
Drocchio03 @Amiable I do - and that‘s why I was frustrated with myself that I had put it down while life got in the way. I would have appreciated the character connections more if I had more of a committed read. With that said, I did grow somewhat tired of Pwange, esp at the grocery store... 2mo
Suet624 Loved this book. 2mo
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Kaye Cute 😊 2mo
Soubhiville Yes this is great! 2mo
Slajaunie That is funny! 😂😂 2mo
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KristenDuck I just laughed out loud! 2mo
julesG I laughed so hard. 2mo
Amiable @kaye @Soubhiville @Slajaunie @Avanders @KristenDuck @julesG It‘s the mental image of the Queen body slamming the bishop to the ground that tickled me! 😀 2mo
BethM Amazing 😂 @Amiable I agree I immediately thought of that too! 2mo
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MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 Love it! Thank you for this! 🤗🤗🤗 2mo
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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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I can‘t even wrap my brain around how sad, scary and true this is. 🥺

ShyBookOwl Yikes 2mo
Suet624 Yup. 2mo
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