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Bookcation74

Joined May 2016

My happy place is a Sunday afternoon with nothing but a new book and a glass of wine. Also, I use too many exclamation points!
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It finally arrived and strawberry picking this morning was a huge success! Happy Sunday! 🍓🌞📚

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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So excited to hear Elizabeth Gilbert live tonight!

krismlars @Bookcation74 I‘m here too! 1w
Bookcation74 @Krismlars It was an enjoyable evening! (edited) 1w
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While told from the perspective of extreme privilege, the outcome of a life lived based on “l‘ll focus on that later...” resonated. #booksandflowers

DivineDiana Beautiful peonies! 💗 1w
Christine Yes, especially pretty peonies!! 1w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Saturday afternoon treat after a long couple of weeks.

This books is 🤯 so far!

cathipink Love fresh oysters! 2w
Reviewsbylola Wow, how nice! And fantastic book! 2w
Hollie Yum! 2w
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Black Rose | Nora Roberts
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The comfort reading continues - although the week ended better than I hoped 😃 Happy Saturday! #booksandflowers

echalpan Gorgeous flowers! 😍 4w
Chrissyreadit Your flowers are so pretty. And I love your Litsy name too. 4w
Nute Lovely photo! I‘m definitely working in the garden today after seeing your beautiful flowers. 4w
JohannaRose I love your flowers! 🌸 🌺 4w
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Blue Dahlia | Nora Roberts
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Sometimes, especially during anxiety bouts, a formula and a guaranteed happy ending is exactly what is needed.

tracey38 I've felt the same lately. 1mo
Bookcation74 @Tracy38 Here is hoping we both have an okay week 😃 1mo
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Slow start this morning after too much fun last night, but I‘m recovering and ready to introvert and read the rest of the long weekend - starting with this one! Happy Saturday! #booksandflowers

CouronneDhiver Those are pretty - any idea what kind of flower that is? (edited) 1mo
Bookcation74 @CouronneDhiver Yes, they are anemones 💐 1mo
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Happy Sunny Saturday! #booksandflowers

NatalieR Beautiful flowers and picture! ❤️ 1mo
VanChocStrawberry I‘ve never seen tulips like that! 😍 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Me neither!! Are they tulips or peonies? 1mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Hahaha! How freakin‘ cool is that?!!!! 1mo
LeahBergen Wow! Beautiful tulips! 1mo
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Aurora Rising | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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I took today off for a bunch of errands/life organization things but these 2 are just taunting me!! Hopefully I get everything done and still have a couple extra reading hours this afternoon! #booksandflowers

nelehelen So pretty! 2mo
Slajaunie Those are pretty arrangements. 2mo
Mdargusch 💛🧡💛 2mo
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It‘s a good thing I‘m not a bookstagramer because this incorrectly folded cover looks ridiculous 😕

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BethM For being a novelist he doesn‘t seem to like books very much... 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I started reading this and then realized I gave zero effs about this guys opinion and quit. 🤣🤣🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
Weaponxgirl I have no idea what to think about this. It doesn‘t sound like he reads much at all and not all books should be binged. Some should be slowed down for and how did that get written? Some books I binge and enjoy that way and others I just dip in and out of and also enjoy. Such a weird article. 2mo
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wanderinglynn This article clearly isn‘t aimed at this community! 😂😂😂 2mo
julesG @wanderinglynn Yup! My thoughts. He must have not met the right people during his internet fugue. 2mo
Palimpsest Ridiculous article. I skimmed it until I came to this. “And pleasure is, after I scrape away the layers of self-image and pretentiousness...?” Yes, I always choose a book to read based on how others will perceive me, not. Especially, as apart from sharing on Litsy what I read is a solitary engagement. 2mo
minkyb Well after reading these comments I will save myself some anger and skip the article‼️ 2mo
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Dropping everything to read this one!

JamieArc I just read a great review of this. Stacking it! 2mo
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Proof that we can all come together and care about each other. I was pretty teary through most of it, but in a good way. #booksandflowers

JanuarieTimewalker13 This was such a feel good book!!! I‘m so in love with the story, I‘m going to see Come From Away next month on Broadway!! I learned about the musical on Litsy!! 2mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Tulips are beautiful, btw! 2mo
Bookcation74 @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks for the Come From Away tip - now I learned about it from Litsy too! (edited) 2mo
readtheworld Loved this one so much! It was great on audio. 2mo
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I just HAD to buy this one today!

BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s SO good! 2mo
ReadingSusan I just finished it. So good! 2mo
Bookcation74 @BarbaraTheBibliophage @ReadingSusan I‘m looking forward to it after his amazing speech yesterday. 2mo
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It is insane that this book is non-fiction!

This week was week 1 of my local flower spring csa so it really feels like spring is here 🌷🌞 #booksandflowers

ChasingOm A flower CSA sounds amazing!!! 😍 2mo
Bookcation74 @ChasingOm Its my 3rd spring doing it and it brings me so much joy 💐💕 2mo
Megabooks Beautiful! 2mo
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😂🤨😂 but I still bought it!

Soubhiville Uh... 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
Reviewsbylola 🤣🤣🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ 2mo
kellyann28 Interesting 😂 2mo
janeycanuck 🧐 At least you‘ll be able to tell everyone your up on your Russian politics bestsellers! (edited) 2mo
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 OMG. They are ridiculous! Also, I just finished it this morning. Make sure you have tissues. 😢 2mo
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First five star read of the year for me. It was thought provoking for my own professional reasons, made me contemplate my own therapist-patient relationship, as well as making me both snort with laughter and cry ugly tears.

LMJenkins I just sent this to one of my best friends who is a therapist today! So glad to know you liked it. 3mo
Kalalalatja Stacked! 3mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Happy Saturday evening! I‘m almost halfway through this one and I have mixed feelings so far ...

Megabooks Have you finished it? I think I want to read it, but I‘m waiting on the library. 3mo
Bookcation74 @Megabooks I did finish it - I would give it a so-so, the writing is unique and the characters interesting but it just wasn‘t my cup of tea 😉 3mo
Megabooks @Bookcation74 Glad I‘m waiting for the library! Thanks 😊 3mo
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Who's That Girl | Mhairi McFarlane
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Awesome delivery day! Super fast #BOTM and my new entryway rug!

LaraReads So exciting! And beautiful! 😍 3mo
VanChocStrawberry Ohhhh. Where‘s the rug from?? 3mo
Brewychock48 I got mine today...📖 3mo
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Brewychock48 Beyond the Point, by Claire Gibson 3mo
TheLibrarian Lucky! Mine are stuck somewhere at USPS because of a mercury spill... 3mo
rretzler I like the rug! 3mo
Bookcation74 @VanChocStrawberry Ruggable.com (machine washable!) 3mo
CouronneDhiver Nice! 👍🏽 3mo
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Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle | Emily Nagoski, PhD, Amelia Nagoski, DMA
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Happy Saturday! #booksandflowers

TheDaysGoBy This sounds interesting and like something I need to read pronto. Stress has been killing me lately. Thanks for the rec! 3mo
Nute I‘m always trying to decrease stress. This is probably a much needed book. Thanks for sharing your pretty flowers! 3mo
CoffeeK8 I‘m really loving this book! I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Finally found a pack of all gold stickers for my book journal 🤩

Erinreadsthebooks Memories!! 😁 3mo
Laura317 That will be fun to see over time! 3mo
ChasingOm Love this! And can‘t wait to pick up this book — her first one was great. 3mo
Megabooks Awesome! 3mo
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A Sky Painted Gold | Laura Wood
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I am so so so done with this week (yes, I know it‘s only Tuesday 😡)

BlameJennyJane Oh no! I‘ve had those weeks lately myself. Hope things improve for you! 🤗 3mo
Bookcation74 @BlameJennyJane Thanks! Hope the same for you 💫 3mo
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The Night Agent: A Novel | Matthew Quirk
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I haven‘t read a good spy novel in awhile so I flew through this one today ... however, fiction with current event plot lines is not the most relaxing read.

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Well, that was fun! Started it late last night and finished it first thing this morning because I couldn‘t fathom being productive until it was over.

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I made very little progress during the work week with this one but now I get to enjoy it with uninterrupted weekend reading 🥰 #booksandflowers

Soubhiville Beautiful flowers! 4mo
Megabooks Love this picture! 3mo
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A snow day tomorrow would be ideal!

MellieAntoinette True story! 4mo
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Warrior of the Wild | Tricia Levenseller
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LOVED this one! I loved Tricia Levenseller‘s first two books re: pirates and mermaids with a strong female lead that made me laugh out loud, and this one doesn‘t disappoint with a strong female, chuckles and a cute romance.

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Happy Saturday evening!

catebutler Such a great book! Enjoy!! 4mo
Crazeedi Great book! 4mo
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful book and beautiful drink 😊 4mo
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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Horror is not usually my thing but the thriller aspect of this outweighed the horror elements and it had a romance layered on top as well as some fun formatting. Fantastic, all consuming, Sunday afternoon read! (It has only been sitting on my shelf since 2 #cupidgoespostal rounds ago 🤦‍♀️ @Sweettartlaura )

Sweettartlaura So glad you liked it!!! 4mo
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East | Edith Pattou
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Started off the long weekend by checking out a romance based pop up bookstore. I have never heard of the tagged book but had a lovely chat with bookseller about it and was sold. Happy Saturday!

minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 4mo
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The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack
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Yay! Thanks so much @kellyann28 for the amazing #cupidgoespostal package. I ❤️ the flower jar and flower theme and can‘t wait to wear the scarf today! The tagged book has been on my TBR forever so now I must read it and the other two books look fantastic! Happy Valentine‘s Day! 💕💐

Also a big thanks to @BookishMarginalia for another amazing job of organizing a fun swap!

CouronneDhiver Wow! 🥰 That‘s *really* nice 4mo
BookishMarginalia Yey! That scarf is gorgeous! And I love the ❤️ bookmark! 4mo
kellyann28 I'm so glad you like everything! It really was fun shopping when I decided to go with flowers for your extra things. Happy Valentine's Day! ❤ 4mo
MommyOfTwo @kellyann28 I love that idea for the bookmark. Stamps and an ink pad would work too. I need to remember that! 4mo
kellyann28 @MommyOfTwo Yes! It's so simple and easy and cute I thought. I made a few for some swaps :) 4mo
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Nightchaser | Amanda Bouchet
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6 days and 8 books - perfect vacation!

Nessavamusic Looks like a great book stack! 5mo
MarriedtoMrT Great group of books! 5mo
Reviewsbylola Well done! 🏖 5mo
Bookcation74 @Nessavamusic @MarriedtoMrT They were all really good! @Reviewsbylola Thanks! 😉 5mo
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Valentines | Ted Kooser
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2 packages!! I am so excited for Valentines Day! Thanks so much @kellyann28 #cupidgoespostal

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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I won my first ARC ever!! I‘m so excited and perfect timing to enjoy this weekend! Happy Friday!

readordierachel 🎉🎉🎉 5mo
BridgetteM 🎉🎉🎉🎉 That looks like a good one! 5mo
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My #cupidgoespostal package will be on it‘s way this week. I had so much fun buying the bookish extras in this package 😍

BookishMarginalia How pretty! 5mo
tracey38 So cute! 5mo
JoScho Beautiful wrapping! 5mo
CouronneDhiver Nice job ✔️❤️ 5mo
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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This was a #blameitonlitsy purchase as it gets a lot of love around here. I didn‘t love it - my over analytical brain couldn‘t get around the soulless concept while still focusing on the protagonist‘s feelings. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Radiance: A Novel | Grace Draven
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You can find me here for the rest of the day, listening to the sleet at the windows, until this evening‘s Pats game! #winterstormreadathon

MarriedtoMrT What‘s your beverage? It looks good! 5mo
Bookcation74 @MarriedtoMrT It‘s peach nectar with orange mango seltzer 🍑🍊🥭 5mo
gradcat I wish I was there 😂😂😂 5mo
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Zelma Looks so cozy! 💜 5mo
Bookcation74 @gradcat come on over! 😉 @Zelma Thanks! 5mo
gradcat Okay! 👌🏻 Be right there 😂😂 5mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Happy Weekend! It‘s a long weekend here with a forecast of snow and ice so I‘ll be hunkered down with my books, coffee, wine and cozy blanket! 😊

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When one of your favorite podcasts fangirls over a book you also fangirl over, you smile the whole commute home. 😍

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New Erotica for Feminists: Satirical Fantasies of Love, Lust, and Equal Pay | Caitlin Kunkel, Brooke Preston, Fiona Taylor, Carrie Wittmer
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The tagged book was EXACTLY what I needed this evening. Amusing but bitting and sadly way too on point.

I am saving the book in the background for tomorrow evening.

LiteraryinLititz This. Sounds. Amazing. 5mo
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Bailedbailed

It‘s such a pretty cover, but in keeping with my bookish New Years resolution, I‘m bailing on this one. I‘m okay with switching points of view and different time frames but it‘s literally every other paragraph that changes - too jumpy!

tracey38 Yeah, that sounds like too much switching. Good for you for bailing. There are too many good books out there to kee reading one you don't enjoy. 💜 5mo
Bookcation74 @tracey38 exactly! 💕 5mo
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This article made me chuckle this morning:

Millennial, Book and Candle https://nyti.ms/2H7WOkQ?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Julsmarshall Thanks for sharing! Funny, and a couple of the candles sound delicious! 5mo
Chelleo Fun article 5mo
MaleficentBookDragon Maybe it's just me, but I'm not spending $55 - $85 on a candle. Unless it also makes me dinner and then rubs my feet. 😁 5mo
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Truth & Beauty | Ann Patchett
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Free for the taking or lost book? Whichever, I loved seeing it first thing this morning while running errands. Happy Saturday!

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It's Vacation Time | Lerryn Korda
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I have been having this unfounded fear that my 5 year old Kindle Voyage will die on me in the middle of my beach vacation next month. We spend 80% of the vacation just reading so that would be a nightmare! So I broke down and upgraded - my new paperwhite arrives Wednesday 🤦🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ (Picture from last years trip)

AmyG Hahaha. You remind me of me. I always bring an actual book in case something happens to my ipad. I am a catastrophist. ;) (edited) 6mo
Bookcation74 @AmyG I am totally a catastrophist! 👯‍♀️ 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @AmyG SAME. I always bring at least 2 “in case of emergency.” 6mo
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Scurvygirl Ugh! My iPod is on its way out and had to charge my old kindle for backup... 💚 6mo
Crazeedi Enjoy your new paperwhite and your vacation!! 6mo
Kappadeemom Looks like the Emerald Coast of Florida ❤️ 6mo
Bookcation74 @Kappadeemom Mexico actually ❤️ 6mo
Kappadeemom @Bookcation74 it‘s beautiful! 6mo
jenniferajanes The new Paperwhite is great! I got one for Christmas! Enjoy the device, the reading, and the beach! 6mo
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Took a reading break to finish setting up my 2019 bullet journal. I am going to track the books I buy this year, both Kindle and hardcopy, and check off when I actually read them - I am assuming this will be an eye opening experiment. 🤑🤦🏼‍♀️ I also only gave myself 2 pages. 😂😂

shaynarae Such a good idea! 6mo
Crazeedi Love this! 6mo
Texreader Good idea!! 6mo
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LauraBeth This is a great idea! 6mo
Bookcation74 @shaynarae @Crazeedi @Texreader @LauraBeth I‘ll try to remember to do a check in post halfway through the year! 6mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I have been waiting for a chunk of time to dive into this one. With no plans this weekend and a small cold, now is the time!

Librariana Hope you start to feel better soon! 6mo
Bookwormjillk This was my favorite one yet 6mo
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My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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There were so many passages that had me laughing out loud - great start to the new year 🥳

Purrfectpages Glad you enjoyed it too! 6mo
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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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I loved Beartown so much that when I realized I was super early to yoga this morning I was thrilled I had time to run to the bookstore to buy A Man Called Ove.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's a good one too. Ove annoyed in the beginning, but I was crying by the end. Happy Reading! 6mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Yoga and Books! 😁 6mo
Bookcation74 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have had others warn me about tears during this book! Thanks! @Crinoline_Laphroaig ❤️❤️ 6mo
kspenmoll Loved this book! 6mo
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I will finish Beartown today and doubtful I finish another book tomorrow so my total for the year is 117.
The above are my 5 stars for 2018.
My 2019 goal is to be better about DNFing rather than slogging through something I am not enjoying.