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Aswenson

Aswenson

Joined May 2016

Runner and reader. 📚Teacher and learner. 💡Procrastinator and doer. 🧗🏻‍♀️Doubter and believer. 🌎
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Enjoying this fast-paced read! #catsoflitsy #seamus

AlaMich 😻 2d
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Wish I were more into this one. Just not the right time of year I guess. Or maybe not peppy enough for an #audiorunning book. 🤷🏻‍♀️

marleed I think you have to be in the right headspace for characters lacking what I call the 6th sense - sense of humor. I liked it but depending on when my read it, I may not have. 3d
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Starting this one next! Trying to pare down by #botm shelves as my unread piles are completely out of control! 🤪

Cathythoughts Sounds good. I have it stacked 4d
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Not in love with this one yet, but I‘ve had some really great audio reads lately. I think it will grow on me. #botm #audiorunning #fitnessbookchallenge

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This is going places fast... I‘m wondering where the rest of the story will lead?
#bookfitnesschallenge #audiorunning

Caterina You are also going places fast! Great pace! 👍 7d
Aswenson @Caterina Thanks! 7d
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The Island: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Just relaxing on the deck with a summer-y read. 🌅

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I don‘t usually enjoy reading the book AFTER seeing the movie, but it‘s been so long since I watched the film this is enjoyable. Got the morning run in, and excited to go see Dear Evan Hansen tonight!! #bookfitnesschallenge #audiorunning

Caterina Ohhh enjoy Dear Evan Hansen!! ❤️ 1w
Aswenson @Caterina It was so good! I was really impressed with the lead- his voice was amazing. 7d
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Running and audio-reading. Beautiful memoir! ❤️😭
#bookfitnesschallenge

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This is so powerful. I highly recommend this to educators or parents with kids K-college!

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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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Hoping to up my reading game now that it‘s summer! #swensonreads #swensonreads19

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Birthday month means a free book for this BFF! 😍
Too many good choices... I wanted all the NF add-ons too.

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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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Fun whodunnit read.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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I enjoyed book three in this series though it dragged a bit. The shifting relationships between the main characters, especially Vasia and the Bear were very interesting.

howjessreads I‘ve been intrigued by this series! Good to know they‘re good on audio! 2w
Aswenson @howjessreads Yes- very good on audio! I‘m a serial reader of the first book in a series and stopping, but I enjoyed these enough to finish all 3. 😊 2w
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The Perfect Couple | Elin Hilderbrand
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On the road this long weekend and I‘m digging this fun mystery. Although, to be fair, I have seen EVERYTHING coming, but there‘s still time for a surprise. 😉

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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What a great book! Enjoyed it from start to finish. I probably could have even done without the arson investigation, but it was a a unique way to tie the past and present together.

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The Night Tiger | Yangsze Choo
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My co-worker was shocked at how fast I get through audiobooks. I told her I HAVE to listen at 1.25, cause once you go faster you never go back. Made me curious though, anybody actually do 1.5 consistently? That to me seems crazy fast!
Loving this story BTW. 😍

Avanders I do 1.5 always. I‘ve done 1.75 and 2... and occasionally 1.25 and never ever 1.0. 😆 You adjust quickly! 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I always do 1.75. 🤣🤣 1mo
Blueberry I would probably do .75 if I could. Many readers are too fast for me. 🤓 1mo
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8little_paws I do either 1.75 or 2.0 regularly 1mo
irre I usually do 1.75 or 2.0 1mo
Aswenson @Avanders @Ashley_Nicoletto @8little_paws @irre I‘ve bumped it up to 1.5 and I‘m used to it already! How efficient I‘ll be when I go faster still. 😉😁 1mo
Aswenson @Blueberry On Audible you can do 0.75 or 0.5! 1mo
Blueberry Good to know 👍 1mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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“To forget any fact that has become inconvenient...”

Hitting too close to home with some of this stuff and our current government.

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Lost Roses | Martha Hall Kelly
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Finally got my library hold in!

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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Marie Mailhot
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Loved my reads this month. The Bear and the Nightingale was a favorite. 💕 #swensonreads #swensonreads19

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great job! 📖💖 1mo
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I love this series! Book 2 was just as good as 1... now to finish right away, or come back to book 3 later? 🤔

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Had a hard time choosing, especially between the light-hearted, quirky How Not to Die Alone vying with a 500+ page chunker. Excited anyway, as I skipped last month! #botm

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History of Wolves | Emily Fridlund
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I have read mixed reviews on this one. Liking it so far.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ve heard mixed reviews, but I really liked this one. The interview style it‘s written in made it go really quickly. #botm

Aswenson The end felt very “How I Met Your Mother” in more ways than one! 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Love it! 👊🏼👑

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Home Again: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Very old-school Kristin Hannah. Quintessential Hallmark movie in book form. Stereotypical characters, predictable storylines... on the verge of annoying but....still so readable in my world. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #sorrynotsorry

whatshesreadingnow Mine too 😉 2mo
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Edit: I can‘t take it anymore. BIG DNF for me.
Ugh, is the twist worth it? I‘m a bit tired of woe-is-me-do-nothing-heroines.

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I really loved this fairy tale-esque story set in Russia. The setting and characters were so well described and the story thoroughly captured my attention.

rretzler I‘ve had this on my radar for several years, but not made time for it yet. Glad to hear you liked it. 2mo
Aswenson @rretzler I liked it enough to look into books 2 and 3! I didn‘t even know it was a trilogy. 2mo
rretzler I didn‘t know that either. I‘m going to have to fine time to pick it up. 2mo
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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Favorites: The English Wife, Becoming, Changeling, The Lost Man
#swensonreads #swensonreads19

Monica5 I have the Lost Man. Plan on reading it next. Loved her books so far. 3mo
Aswenson @Monica5 It might be my favorite of hers. Between it and The Dry it‘s a toss-up! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Great reading! 📖💖 3mo
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The Light Over London | Julia Kelly
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Stayed up late to finish this gorgeous novel. 5 💫s 😍

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I forgot that I hate unreliable narrators... hope this gets interesting?

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Little Free Library Finds 😍

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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Enjoying this easy-breezy novel. I needed something not too heavy or serious and this hit the spot. A little sex, a little romance, a little drama... 👌🏻

Reggie Oh, the husband in here...😡. 3mo
Aswenson @Reggie YES. He is SO annoying! 3mo
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I truly did not get the point of this exhaustingly long book.
Some parts kept me intrigued and interested and others left me exasperated. The ending was dull and pointless.

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Liking this one that my sister lent to me so far.
Pro to having sister w/ #botm subscription: More books!
Con to having sister w/ #botm subscription:
My botm TBR stack continues to grow without ceasing...

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Light Over London | Julia Kelly
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This was a guilty pleasure #barnesandnoble #bookhaul for sure. Pretty much historical fiction and beach reads! #sorrynotsorry
I did snag some books for my kiddos too, for a grand total of $11 b/c husband gave me a gift card for Valentine‘s Day.

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I really enjoyed these reads! Favorites: Ready Player One, Spinning Silver, & Lost City of Z. #swensonreads #swensonreads19

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 📖💕 4mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Excited for the selections this month! #botm

Reviewsbylola I love these two covers together. 🥰 4mo
Aswenson @Reviewsbylola The colors do coordinate nicely. 🙂 4mo
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Walked into my office and found this. Coworkers are the best! 👌🏻😁

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Does this narrator EVER become likable? I find him selfish and spoiled.

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I know a book has hooked me when I can read it on the elliptical. 😅 🏃🏻‍♀️ Jewell is an expert at building tension and suspense!

SilversReviews This was good...ENJOY!! 4mo
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LOVED Killers of the Flower Moon, so I had to read Grann‘s other work. I was equally enthralled with this story of adventure and loss in the Amazon, and was even surprised by the conclusion. I hadn‘t even heard of Percy Harrison Fawcett before this book, but I have read The River if Doubt, which chronicles Teddy Roosevelt‘s trip through the Amazon (which is referenced several times in this book).
Grann‘s work is thorough and compelling.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I‘m very enchanted by this tale! ❄️

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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I love the Old Irish World built by Donoghue. Decent building of suspense toward the end here!

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Wanted to tackle more, but slowly chipping away at a couple other titles. #swensonreads #swensonreads19

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You did great! 📚💕 4mo
RealLifeReading Maisie Dobbs! Haven‘t read those books in a while 4mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Excited for my #botm !

RealLifeReading Loved The Library Book! 4mo
Aswenson @RealLifeReading Glad to hear it! I can‘t resist a true crime story. 4mo
Cinfhen I chose the same two books!!! Very excited about The Library Book being an add on 💜 4mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I can see why Audible gave this the “Most likely to make you blush” award for 2018.
Tough to sit next to my 7 year old son and read this at night while he reads his books! 😝

Owlizabeth I can‘t imagine doing this one on audio. 4mo
Aswenson @Owlizabeth I thought the same when I saw that! Glad my copy is in print. 😁 4mo
echalpan It was pretty awkward on audio! 😆 4mo
Reggie Lolol 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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We frequently visit my cousin who lives on the south side of Chicago, so I‘m enjoying reading about Michelle‘s childhood.

SamAnne Just finished this on Audible yesterday. S 5mo
Aswenson @SamAnne How‘d you like it? 5mo
SamAnne I liked it. Her discussions of race, gender, growing up Southside Chicago. The motherhood parts dragged for me a bit as I‘m not a mother. I enjoyed the inside perspective on the White House. And she doesn‘t mince words about Trump! 5mo
Aswenson @SamAnne Can‘t wait for the Trump parts. 👏🏻👏🏻😜 5mo
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Loving that Alexa picks up my Audible book where I left off! #audible

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Loving this so far!

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Better late than never! #swensonreads #swensonreads2018
Didn‘t make my Goodreads goal last year, but new baby made for far fewer reading opportunities.
Here‘s to reaching my 100 book goal for 2019!

readordierachel 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
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