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BookishBeth

BookishBeth

Joined September 2016

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For years (read: my entire life) I‘ve avoided romances. This year, I‘ve read three. One Day in December is a New Adult book but was heartbreakingly sweet. The launch into career and unrequited love was real. I remember those days of my life so vividly and would never want to relive them. It‘s not exactly a Christmas book, but would make a wonderful beach read. Give it a go. It‘s a fun read.

lele1432 Omg I have been eyeing this one, debating whether or not to add it to my BOTM box. Romance is NOT my favorite genre by any means but this one seems interesting. I think you've convinced me! 8mo
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After losing her memory from a plane crash, Clementine runs away from the hospital and her former life to find herself. This book was very well written for the bit of brain candy that it was.

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The Podcast Planner | Addy Saucedo
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I spend 4 hours in the car driving to and from work each day and listen to audio books. When I‘m out of audible credits I listen to podcasts. What are your favorites?

Beatlefan129 Overdue! It‘s one of my favorites 11mo
ReadingSusan I assume you mean podcasts not audiobooks? Settle in 🤣 Planet Money, 99% Invisible, Modern Love, Lovett or Leave It, Serial, In the Dark, Dirty John, Alone: A Love Story, Breakdown, Buried Truths, By the Book, Code Switch, Criminal, Up First, Deadly Manners, Death, Sex and Money, Ear Hustle, Homecoming, How Did This Get Made, Levar Burton Reads Launch, Keep It, love & Radio, Radio Diaries, Memory Palace, Reply All and Reveal. 11mo
Joy0201 I love Lore, but podcasts in general overwhelm me. There are just too many. 11mo
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amie I second the recommendation for Overdue! Also: Stuff You Missed in History Class, Dressed, Reading Envy, The Reading Women, and You Must Remember This 11mo
BookishBeth @ReadingSusan I just started In the Dark today. I‘m hooked. I listened to Dirty John. Have you listened to Dr Death? It‘s produced by the same people as DJ. So good! Thanks for the others! 11mo
BookishBeth @Beatlefan129 and @amie I will check out Overdue! You Must Remember This sounds interesting. 11mo
BookNAround Sawbones, A Way with Words, BBC4 Books and Authors, The Readers, Spilled Milk, Every Little Thing, No Such Thing As a Fish, Part Time Genius, Radiolab, Sidedoor, Very Bad Words, Your Last Meal, and many more including some listed about. 11mo
jmofo I love 99% Invisible, Welcome to Night Vale, Memory Palace, Radiolab, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Suicide Buddies, The Reading Women, Writing Excuses, Moviesign with the Mads. There are a handful of others I like but don‘t listen to very frequently. I‘ve been looking to start listening to Lore. 11mo
ReadingSusan @BookishBeth yes I am listening now. Fascinating! 11mo
Smrloomis I really like The Librarian is In and Annotated. 10mo
CSeydel I enjoyed “In the Dark” as well. If you like true crime I recommend “Accused: the unsolved murder of Elizabeth Andes”. Highly recommend “S-Town”, amazing story. 8mo
SheReadsAndWrites Mike Rowe's podcast is my favorite. 😊 8mo
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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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I read this book years ago and am now listening to it. I never realized how beautifully and grotesquely written this is. Poetically horrific.

BethM That is not at all the book description I was expecting! Sounds intense. 11mo
BookishBeth @BethM the book is kind of twisted in a train wreck-can‘t-look-away but the word choices are quite wonderful. 11mo
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Slump | Dave Jarzyna
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Littens. I‘m in the worst reading slump. What was the last book you read that sucked you in away from everything in the world? Genre does not matter. I‘m desperate!!

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CoffeeNBooks The Hazel Wood, The Alice Network, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 11mo
BooksBikes12 The Godsend. Its not for the weak stomach reader though...Really scary ! 👻☠💀 11mo
MeganAnn Two Dark Reigns which is Book 3 in the Three Dark Crowns series - the whole series actually has had me completely enthralled. Also, this one is a new favorite: 11mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oops, that came out backwards, sorry 11mo
CoffeeK8 I third Trail of Lightning and if you think a good cry might get you out of it, I‘d say A Little Life. It worked for me. Or 11mo
Zelma Station Eleven was so good that I gave it to a friend and then we talked about for hours when he finished. 11mo
Zelma Or for silly romance that I couldn‘t put down 11mo
Zelma Although my go-to authors for a reading slump are Bill Bryson or Stephen King. They never fail me. 11mo
xicanti I wallowed in K.J. Charles last month, and it was probably the most wallowsome reading I've done all year. THE MAGPIE LORD, A FASHIONABLE INDULGENCE, and AN UNSEEN ATTRACTION are all good starting points with her. 11mo
lele1432 This one had that effect on me. I highly recommend the Audible performance 11mo
BookishBeth @lele1432 @sprainedbrain @shadowspeak17 @xicanti @irre @Zelma @CoffeeK8 @JanuarieTimewalker13 @Moray_Reads @MeganAnn @Books_Bikes_12 @CoffeeNBooks @Rachel.Rencher @OrangeMooseReads @emilyhaldi THANK YOU!! Now that I have all of these wonderful suggestions I now have to narrow all of these down to figure which one to read first! This is one of the things I love about Litsy. Oh so much! ❤️ 11mo
Rissreads This book blew my head off! Go in blind. You won't regret it. I'm posting my review today. It's fantastic on audio (accents are Australian). Best book I have read in ages! @Zelma I also loved Station 11, I didn't want it to end, a fascinating original book. The audio is also great. (edited) 11mo
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Potato Chips Are Vegetables | Carole Achterhof
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@TCLinrow because I can‘t stop at just one. My heart goes out to you. ❤️❤️❤️

Burghbookaddict Idk whats happening here but I love it 😹 11mo
TCLinrow N'awww so cute!! 😻 11mo
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@TCLinrow the cat‘s name is Beans so of course I have to call this pic Laser Beans.

TCLinrow 😹 I love it! 11mo
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Though what these women endured was horrific, I see how industrial hygiene in America came to be. Working with highly hazardous chemicals for the past 20 years, I owe my health to the Radium Girls.

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It | Stephen King
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A red balloon was skittering along the street on my drive to work yesterday. It makes me think Pennywise has migrated to Louisiana. Too bad the water table is so high here and the storm drains aren‘t as roomy. Maybe the gators will get him before he gets me.

LibrarianRyan 😂🤣😂🤣 11mo
BookwormAHN 😹😹😹 11mo
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This was such a fun read! I‘m not one for love stories (or am I?) but this touched my heart and my funny bone. I‘d read it again and again and again. ❤️❤️❤️

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The Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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I‘m finally getting around to reading this. It‘s so much different than what I imagined it to be. From the title I thought it would be a Nancy Drew-esque story but find it to be more like the Labyrinth.

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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I‘ve read both Simon and Upside and fell a little in love with the characters. Leah didn‘t give me that relatable feeling. She was too moody and confused and shy for my reading likability. Or, maybe she reminded me too much of my own high school self.

Cityofamber I‘m close to finishing the audiobook and feel the same about Leah. I don‘t dislike her- she just someone I can only take in small doses. 😂 1y
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This isn‘t a book I‘d typically pick but was put in my audible wishlist by my husband. I downloaded it for him but was curious about it. I am loving it so far! It‘s fun and gritty. The narrator rocks it, too!

APLitlife I never would have picked this up, but I had a student book club (boys) and this was the book they picked. I loved it! 1y
BookishBeth @APLitlife I wouldn‘t have chosen it either but it‘s one of the more engaging books I‘ve had lately. I‘m going to try to do the series. 1y
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown

Littens, you are my favorite people in social media land. ❤️❤️❤️

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
Tadams4 Littens are the absolute best! 1y
kylienoele 💖💖💖 1y
TheWintergarden 💜💜💜 11mo
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I‘m about to start this. At night. Home alone. Should I wait for daylight?

LitsyOwl I have not read but I think I‘d wait until daylight 🤷‍♀️ 1y
BookishBeth @LitsyOwl and @MicheleinPhilly I have all the doors locked, all the lights on, and...am switching to Radium Girls until morning. 1y
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readordierachel I started this yesterday and I keep having to stop because it's too much. 1y
BookishBeth @ReadOrDieRachel so is this a daytime read? Usually I don‘t get scared by books. I‘d heard about the book at the time of the author‘s passing and then heard it mentioned on a true crimes podcast. I think I‘m more scared about being scared than anything. Feeling a bit wimpy. 1y
emilyhaldi Um. Yes. 1y
kylienoele Definitely wait for the sun to come up if you‘re home alone! It had me so freaked out. 1y
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Quizzes | Sue Boylan
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Tonight I won HQ, a live trivia game. It‘s not the amount that I won that thrills me, just the fact that I won.

Jess7 I usually play that game, but I never win! 1y
BookishBeth @Jess7 this is the first time I‘ve won and am sitting here debating how how I‘m going to spend my whopping .55. I‘m between trying a new flavor of ramen or splurging on a gum ball. 1y
Jess7 Hahahahah! Lmao! That‘s funny! Sometimes the split prize money is awesome. .55 is funny! But pretty cool you won anyway! 1y
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Meredith3 Nice!!! 1y
Bostonmomx2 Omg this is so triply. I‘ve never heard of HQ. 2 nights ago I got sucked into fb. Ideas and watched a couple@of Ellen clips and she had a girl on who won $11 and freaked completely out. Her video went viral and Ellen had her on. She was hilarious. 1y
Bostonmomx2 I‘ve also heard you can‘t cash out until you clear $20 in winnings. 1y
RachLovesTV Awesome!! I've played for months and have never won! I'd be excited, too! 😆 1y
BookishBeth @Bostonmomx2 I‘d imagine you would have to earn more than a cost of a stamp to make it worth their while. 😂 1y
StephanieMarie Wow congrats! I never win HQ 1y
BookishBeth @RachLovesTV and @StephanieMarie it‘ll happen for you! This was my first time and I second guessed most of my answers. 1y
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I feel like I‘ve made progress with my house today. This is an amazing listen and helps me to forget that I despise cleaning. @EJG31 @Bookworm83 #cleanupisle18

DivineDiana House cleaning is not fun! 😕 1y
Bookworm83 Great job!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 I won‘t really get time to start it until this weekend. I‘m currently drowning in grading 🙄 #sendhelp! (edited) 1y
EJG31 @BookishBeth and @bookworm83, I'm looking forward to starting this today. May get in some much needed steps, now that we have some warmer temps and then start tackling my room. #cleanupisle18, 1y
BookishBeth @EJG31 yay for warmer temps! I plan to get more cleaning and decluttering done today, too. 1y
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And the cleaning begins. #cleanupisle18 @EJG31 @Bookworm83

Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. 1y
EJG31 @BookishBeth and @Bookworm83 My audiobook copy just became available to me today. I'm looking forward to getting started some time this week. 1y
BookishBeth @ejg31 and @Reviewsbylola this is a great listen. My husband comes from Appalachia and the story could be his. And I got a bunch done today. ☺️ 1y
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@Bookworm83 @EJG31 My trip was cancelled and I‘ve kept my vacation. I will get cleaning done this week (I hope!) How does a buddy listen work? Do we start at the same time?

Bookworm83 Yeah, I say we just go ahead and start! We need a hashtag, though so we can tag our posts 😊 1y
Bookworm83 BTW...I‘m so glad we are doing this. My house needs some organizing and decluttering 👍🏻 1y
Bookworm83 Haha!! That works! @EJG31 1y
EJG31 @Bookworm83, @BookishBeth Lol, #cleanupaisle18 it is! I'll be alternating between trying to get some walking in and trying to declutter and organize my bedroom. 1y
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Sunday snuggles while reading a beautifully written book.

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Contest time! Name that cat!

julesG You'll hate me: Blinky Bill 1y
actualdisneyprincess Barnacle. 😂 1y
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MicheleinPhilly Male or female? 1y
BookishBeth @actualdisneyprincess 😂 when she snuggles she does stick pretty close. @MicheleinPhilly she‘s a dainty female. 1y
MicheleinPhilly 🤔 Mildred. Millie for short. 1y
BookishBeth Ooh. Mildred was my most favorite grandmother. Millie will be deeply considered!! 1y
MeganAnn @MicheleinPhilly Millie is sweet! I can definitely see that. My son‘s suggestion is Wish 😊 from the book he‘s reading right now which is 1y
MicheleinPhilly 🙌🏼 That‘s so funny - I met a dog at the park today whose name is Lucy. Lucy was my grandmother‘s name and I told her so. ☺️ 1y
BookishBeth @MeganAnn I LOVE that your son immediately went to a character!! @MicheleinPhilly my cat niece is named Lucy. 1y
MeganAnn @BookishBeth I was so proud! ☺️ He's slowly following in his momma's footsteps and becoming a proper book lover ❤️🤓📚 #raisingreaders 1y
Redwritinghood Not sure why, but the first name that popped into my head when I saw her was Dot. She could be called Dottie. (edited) 1y
BookishBeth @Redwritinghood aw! That‘s kind of cute! 1y
Scarlett_ohara McGonagall? 😆 1y
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Hi Littens. I haven‘t posted in a while but have been lurking in the shadows. I‘m having surgery this week and will be laid up for a few weeks. Would you please suggest the most delicious book you‘ve ever read? Thanks!

StephanieMarie Hope your surgery and recovery goes smoothly! 2y
annahenke That‘s a doozy of a question! @StephanieMarie suggested one of my favorites. Here‘s another that you should listen to on audio if possible: 2y
BookishBeth @StephanieMarie and @annahenke thanks for the recommendations. I listen to audiobooks often as well. So maybe I‘ll download Uprooted from audible and will read The Thirteenth Tale with my eyes. 2y
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cobwebmoth Sending positive thoughts for your surgery! 2y
drokka This is a fun book to listen to (or read). There are two others after if you enjoy the first one. 2y
Lindy It‘s a fat one, not so good for reading in bed unless you have some kind of bed table, but there‘s a lot to spend time with in the wonderful graphic novel 2y
Lcsmcat I hope your recovery is quick! After my surgery last summer, I couldn‘t concentrate on long fiction, so I read short stories. One good one is 2y
SandyW I too had surgery and like @Lcsmcat couldn't read much for about a week. I binged tv of already seen so as I was dosing in and out (pain meds) I didn't have to struggle to pick up the plot. Good luck!🍀 2y
Chrissyreadit @BookishBeth good luck! I highly recommend The Gods of Gotham if you like mystery or historical fiction. Amanda Boucher‘s books are a lot of fun for fantasy and romance. The Dorito Effect was interesting non fiction and Red Rising one of my favorites too. 2y
EllieDottie I hope you have a fast and healthy recovery! For me it would be 2y
minkyb Hope your surgery goes well. If you like YA try 2y
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I only wear #bookishtees. 🤓

Scurvygirl Love them! The goodnight moon one is awesome! 2y
BookishBeth @Scurvygirl thanks! I got it on Amazon. 2y
hlgreenfield Oh wow those are all amazing! Very jealous of that bookish collection! 2y
OrangeMooseReads Love the TKaM shirt! 2y
BookishBeth @OrangeMooseReads thanks! I found that on Etsy! (edited) 2y
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Dear Mr. Henshaw | Beverly Cleary
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maximoffs Excited to have you! 2y
BookishBeth @steverogers thanks for putting this together!! 2y
Scarlett_ohara Oooooooh what's a Litsy penpal? 2y
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No matter which test I take, I am always a Ravenclaw. It makes sense, though. I research things to death.

Bookishlie I feel like most littens would be ravenclaw cause we are bookish and eccentric! 2y
Scarlett_ohara Ravenclaw is my favorite house! 2y
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The book was out of the bag for less than a minute before Beans decided it was a snack. My book has been cat-eared. 😹😾

jfalkens My books get cat-eared sometimes 😺 2y
DebinHawaii Lucky for me my Max rubs and doesn't chew or bite the books. There is occasional drool though! 🐱❤️📚 2y
BookishBeth @jfalkens I'm glad to know Beans isn't a totally weirdo😹 @DebinHawaii I'm hoping he'll grow out of it. 🤞 2y
jfalkens @BookishBeth my cats have mostly grown out of it(they are 8, 7 1/2 and 6 now), it only happens occasionally now ☺ 2y
jfalkens @DebinHawaii thats what my girls do now 😊 2y
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The Princess and the Pea | Hans Christian Andersen, Kari James
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When I was single, I used to surround myself with books on my bed. It was like a mass slumber party with friends and was almost better than spooning.

riversong153 I'm recently separated and find myself sleeping with at least 2 books in my bed each night. All the while thinking, I hope I'm not the only one that does this ☺️ 2y
8little_paws @riversong153 I'm recently #foreveralone and I do this every night! 2y
JacqMac That's how I sleep when my husband is away. 2y
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BookishBeth @riversong153 I think I used to top out at 10. Rolling into sharp corners in the middle of the night was great. When I got married, my husband insisted on having a spot in bed, too 🙄. So as a compromise I switched to ebooks. The kindle sleeps between my husband and me though I don't think he knows it. 2y
Liatrek I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only who's books dominate one side of the bed 😊 I joke they are the only thing hard and stimulating in bed 🤣 2y
BookishBeth @Liatrek 🤣😂sometimes I have to agree!!😂🤣 2y
riversong153 @BookishBeth I 💚it! Lol. 2y
Gina I found my 16yr sleeping with one of my Harry Potter books this morning! 2y
kspenmoll My husband still has to move mine on occasion to get in the bed.... 2y
BookishBeth @kspenmoll I see nothing wrong with that. Here I tell people, "You have thumbs, use them!" when it comes to picking anything up. 2y
MalaysianBiblioholic I‘m single and this is me now. Well, not to that extent but getting there 😄😄 2y
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Because everyone else is doing it, I will too! 😉#litsyyearbook #classof1993

Lcsmcat Do you still play trumpet? 2y
BookishBeth @Lcsmcat Actually I do. My stepson followed in my trumpeter footsteps and sometimes we do duets. After a jillion years, I still have it! 😂 2y
Lcsmcat @BookishBeth How fun! 2y
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LauraBrook Love that you still play! Great photos!!! ❤️ 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 So cool to play the trumpet!! 2y
Jess_Read_This I played the trumpet for about two years! I loved belting out notes with it. 2y
BookishBeth @Jess_Read_This I was such a band geek but my school was that way. We marched at Packers games, Macy's Thanksgiving parade and a few other things. I loved it. @LauraBrook and @JanuarieTimewalker13 thanks ❤️❤️ 2y
BookishBelle Hey! I played the trumpet too! 2y
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YA is my total guilty pleasure and this book did not disappoint. Simon is immediately lovable so I was drawn in from the start. I needed to know who Blue was just as bad as Simon did. Simon was so much more cool and courageous in his situation than I ever could have been at his age. This book was both fun and relevant almost as much as The Hate U Give is. This was one of those books that could have kept on going.

britt_brooke Adored this one! ❤️ 2y
Jas16 I can't believe I haven't read this yet. Need to rectify that. 2y
BookishBeth @britt_brooke me too! @jas16 you must! It's such a tender book. It made me miss falling in love. 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm in my hometown for the first time in ten years and had my first spotting of a little free library. I want one in my yard! #marshfield #opelousas

MyBookSwapClub Please share address....we can tag in our database :) 2y
BookishBeth @MyBookSwapClub I didn't note the address. Sorry! 😩 2y
angrylilasian So cute!! 2y
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Jess7 💜💙💚💛❤️ 2y
MyBookSwapClub @BookishBeth hey no worries :) next time ;-) 2y
BookishBeth @MyBookSwapClub now that I know what to look, I certainly will. 🤓 2y
MyBookSwapClub @BookishBeth thank you :) 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 2y
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Who Moved My Cheese? | Dr Sumathi Sangaran
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My cheese has moved! I gave notice to my job today and I've got such mixed emotions. I've accepted a position doing what am currently doing but with much better compensation and stability. I love my current job but look forward to moving onward and upward!!

RanaElizabeth Yay for new job, even if it comes with sadness for leaving current job! 2y
BookishBeth @RanaElizabeth I agree! Thank you! 2y
RanaElizabeth @BookishBeth Leaving coworkers that you like sucks because that can be so hard to find. 2y
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DivineDiana All the best! 2y
LauraBrook Congratulations! 🍾 2y
BookishBeth @RanaElizabeth yes! I work with an amazing crew! @DivineDiana and @LauraBrook thanks so much!! 2y
Jess_Read_This Congrats!! 🎉🍾🎉 2y
Jas16 Congratulations 🍾🎊🎈🎉 2y
bookishbitch Change is scary even when it is good change. Good luck! 2y
mjdowens It is such a scary thing to do, but so exciting at the same time. Good for you👏👏 2y
JessClark78 Congratulations! 🎊🎉 2y
BookishBeth Change is totally not my thing!! @Jess_Read_This @Jas16 @bookishbitch (love the handle!) @mjdowens : Thank you!! 2y
minkyb Congratulations and Good Luck! 2y
BookishBeth @minkyb thanks so much! 2y
kspenmoll Good luck- hopefully great co-workers at new job too! 2y
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I loved this book. At first I saw Eleanor as a female version of Sheldon, but soon saw she was more than that. More damaged and grappling for love and acceptance. She's a great female heroine. She's strong. She's funny. She's resourceful. This book was wonderfully written and packed an emotional wallop to boot.

Purrfectpages Ah maybe that's why it wasn't a love for me, although I enjoyed it. Not a huge Big Bang fan! Lol 2y
minkyb Great review! 2y
AmyG This is my audiobook. At first I wasn't too sure... but when I understood her past....I was fully invested. Really loving it. 2y
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BookishBeth @Purrfectpages I think if a book makes me emotional, I kind of fall in love. This book made a bit weepy so I considered it well written. I sobbed while reading Me Before You so I'm glad I wasn't on Litsy at that time. @minkyb thanks! @AmyG if you're not finished with the book yet, I just want to say it gets even better. 2y
Purrfectpages @BookishBeth I understand and completely agree! I don't know why I didn't get as emotional with this one. 2y
Heidi2 Loved this book and its characters so very much! ❤️ 2y
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That look you give your family when you're obviously trying to read.

[DELETED] 206653737 Such a cutie 😻 2y
shanebeth 😽💕 2y
BookishBeth @bookish22 and @shanebeth thanks! That's Beans. He's my main squeeze in the animal world. 😻 2y
kspenmoll 😻😻😻😻 2y
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I need a break from War and Peace so I'm defaulting to trusty David Sedaris. Sedaris is always a good read and I love reading published journals and autobiographies so I'm sure this book is going to be a win. Maybe I'll also learn how to be a more interesting journalist. 🤓

Scarlett_ohara I read "Holiday on Ice" by David Sedaris and although it was funny, it was a bit difficult to get into. I didn't hate it, but didn't love it either. 2y
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This was the first "grownup" book I recommended to my daughter making her know books were the one thing her lame-old mom had good taste in. ?#wolves

TrishB Thankfully I won that battle long ago. My kids always ask me what to read next! 2y
BookishBeth @TrishB I love recommending a good book to my daughter. She just finished her first year of college and had a huge tbr pile that I can't wait for her to dive into so I have someone to discuss books with. ❤️ 2y
minkyb One of my greatest pleasures is sharing book recommendations with my daughters! 2y
BookishBeth @minkyb I have to admit I recommend things to her for somewhat selfish reasons. So we can talk about books! 🤓 2y
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Starting this monster today. It's going to take a lot of will power to not let my attention flit to something lighter (both physically and mentally!!). 🤓

Bambolina_81 I've just started Les Mis. I've decided to just read one part each month (200 pages or so) but more if I can manage. That way the pressure is lifted and leaves space for the lighter reads 😊 2y
BookishBeth @Bambolina_81 that's a great idea. Originally I thought I'd do a chapter a day but after realizing there are something like 361 chapters, I thought I'd be more ambitious. Your approach seems great. I'm stealing it! 🤓 2y
Bambolina_81 @BookishBeth I also have War and Peace so, if this strategy works, that'll be next 😀 2y
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KaatjeH You can do it! 💪 2y
Heidi2 @BookishBeth I have that one sitting on my shelf for ages. Very curious to hear what you'll say about it. 2y
Heidi2 @Bambolina_81 I've made my way through Les Miserábles a while ago. It was hard work but all worth it. Awesome book. Hope you'll like it. 2y
BookishBeth @heidi2 I'm afraid it will be ages before I'm finished. 😂😭 2y
Scarlett_ohara I really liked it but I skipped most of the war parts. 2y
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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After watching the Netflix adaptation, Anne with an E, I needed to revisit the original to compare the book to the new series. Though some liberties were taken, the series was charming as was the book again after the jillion years it has been since I've read it last.

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#meetthelittens 1. Originally from Wisconsin living in Louisiana 2. The Language of Flowers 3. Harry Potter 4. Train Spotting 5. Big Bang Theory 6. REM 7. Green or red or purple 8. Fiction 9. I'm a technical writer/instructional designer 10. One cat, Beans one dog, Abby

sprainedbrain Trainspotting! ❤️ 2y
Julsmarshall I ❤️❤️❤️ the Language of Flowers! 2y
BookishBeth @sprainedbrain You might be the first other person to not cringe at that movie. I find it artful. The book, however, was a toughie due to the slang. 2y
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BookishBeth @Julsmarshall I recommend The Language of Flowers to everyone!! 2y
sprainedbrain @BookishBeth I've never read it, but the movie is brilliant. I've watched it too many times to count, and it started my adoration for Ewan McGregor. 2y
BookishBeth @sprainedbrain me too! He might also be one of the draws to the film! 🤓 2y
sprainedbrain @BookishBeth nothing wrong with that! 🤤 2y
IndigoReader @BookishBeth oh dear. I'm from Louisiana living in Georgia. 2y
elawsan Great movie! I loved the book too. I'm kinda proud I was able to get through it. Both Trainspotting and A Clockwork Orange. 2y
BookishBeth @indigoreader come back! We'll do a book club! 😉 @elawsan A Clockwork Orange is something I've yet to conquer but plan to! 🙂 2y
elawsan @BookishBeth the slang is tough, but it's pretty comparable to Trainspotting. I think you'll dig it. 2y
Megabooks The bff's favorite band is R.E.M., and my phone knows it! 2y
Sydsavvy The Language of 🌺 🌻🌷🌹🌸💐🌼❣️❣️❣️ 2y
maich Hy😘 Nice to meet you😘 2y
Sharpeipup Was such a great book! I try to get more people to read it. 2y
BookishBeth @maich This was a great idea! Thanks for doing it! 2y
maich @BookishBeth You are welcome😘😘 Thanks for participate❤ 2y
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Nineteen Minutes | Jodi Picoult
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I typically thoroughly enjoy Jodi Picoult's books and this one did not disappoint. I tend to eat and breathe the words she writes. Motherhood is such a strong theme in her books, which is something I've missed blindly for years. Today the theme is so much more poignant and bittersweet. This being the day of my troubled step son's high school graduation (long, tough road finally conquered) and my daughter is moving out at the end of the month.

Smrloomis Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
BookishBeth @Smrloomis thank you!! 🤗it was down to the wire for this graduation. If it were a book, it would be an edge-of-your-seat thriller. (edited) 2y
Reggie This book was rough. 2y
Smrloomis @BookishBeth maybe he'll write about it someday 😂 either way, it's a major milestone! 2y
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Has anyone read this? I haven't started yet but I'm making this my summer reading goal. Any words of encouragement before I take the plunge?

Suzze The only Tolstoy I haven't read. 😀 2y
tournevis Only excerpts 2y
StephanieMarie I've read it! I found it easier to read as an ebook because I find that breaks it down into shorter pages for me. It was okay, I enjoyed the society parts but found the battle parts dry. I liked Anna Karenina better. My advice is to set yourself small manageable goals every day (even if it's 5 pages) 2y
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DGRachel I haven't read this one, but I think @StephanieMarie 's advice is good for any of the Russian tomes. Tackle it in small chunks. 2y
DarcysMom I have an audio version, but it has been awfully daunting and I haven't started it yet. 2y
OrangeMooseReads I have the ebook of it, but have not tackled it yet. 2y
LauraBrook I've tried three times and haven't had any luck so far. 2y
BookishBeth @StephanieMarie I've tried this as an ebook but felt like I needed to flip to the family tree so I ordered the physical book. I've read Anna Karenina and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Everyone else, let's do this together! A War and Peace support group!! 2y
lildeb_8 I have the book as well. If we're starting a support group this summer, I'm in! 2y
BookishBeth @lildeb_8 Yes!! Should be start June 1? 2y
KaatjeH One of my favourite books!💗 It takes some patience to get used to the writing, but it's worth it. 2y
Astroneman I have this book in my book readers.... This summer I will read it! 2y
lildeb_8 June 1st sounds like a plan! 2y
StephanieMarie @BookishBeth oooh yes having the family tree is a great idea, russian novels are so confusing with everyone having 4 different names! 2y
MatchlessMarie Maybe watch the Peanuts movie for some motivation 😁 2y
Smrloomis I read it years ago and agree with @StephanieMarie. The society parts were good and a tree of characters and families is helpful. I assume you've already decided that reading it in Serial isn't what you want? 2y
BookishBeth @Smrloomis I ordered the hardback version so I could flip around with the footnotes and family tree and such. I'm bound and determined to get through this. 🤓 2y
dragondrool I'm one-third of the way. I found the names daunting until I watched the mini-series. Now I have people to picture with the names. That helps. I keep wanting to pick it up again, but life is busy right now so I crave lighter fare at the end of the day. I'm thinking of trying re-watching the show one episode at at time and alternating with the book. 2y
Smrloomis @BookishBeth 👍🏽 sounds good! Maybe @dragondrool 's idea would help too - watching a miniseries to help with names. For me, the tree in the front was essential! 2y
Heidi2 Have it sitting on my book shelf like forever. Since I became addicted to aufiobooks I've thought about listening but haven't decided yet. Support group sounds like a plan. 2y
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The simple, yet elegant, language throughout this book helps to bring out the strength of the message and beauty of the friendship between two very different boys. Aristotle is seemingly calloused at a young age as he tries to figure out who he is and what his place is in the world when he meets Dante, a softer more artistic soul, at the public pool. The two boys form an unlikely friendship that is rich and complex beyond their years. Great read!

nelehelen This one is next on my list!! 2y
BookishBeth @nelehelen Clear your schedule. This book reads like a conversation with a friend. I didn't want to stop reading it. 2y
UnidragonFrag I've had this on my TBR list for a while.. maybe I need to bump it up a bit.. 2y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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As a lover of both technology and dystopian novels, I thought this book would be a wonderful read. The Circle, a Google-esque company, tries to incorporate themselves into every aspect of everyday life. Where bringing convenience to the masses also brings social destruction. While it was engaging and entertaining throughout, I felt some of the characters fell flat and the ending was rushed. I would still recommend.

Purrfectpages I loved this book! I need to find more like it! 2y
BookishBeth @Purrfectpages this was one book that could have gone on and on for me. I'd watch Mae's live feed! 👀 2y
Purrfectpages I hear you! The ending actually surprised me. Wonder how the movie would compare, too. 2y
BookishBeth @Purrfectpages maybe I'll treat myself to the movie this week! I haven't gone to the movies by myself in a very long time. 2y
Purrfectpages Sounds like a plan! Let me know how it is if you do! 2y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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My book is calling to me but my work project is getting in the way of some highly desired reading!

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Work projects are annoying that way 😕 2y
BookishBeth @thegirlwiththelibrarybag yes! I have have to remind myself, "This is how I afford all the books!" 2y
lildeb_8 I just started this myself! 2y
BookishBeth @lildeb_8 Are you enjoying it? I am! 🤓 2y
lildeb_8 It's a little so but I love the idea of the book. I've always been a little weary of too much technology so I plan to keep reading. I'm about 50 pages into the book. 2y
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The Circle | Dave Eggers
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I'm only 22 pages in and already intrigued. I've been a Dave Eggers fan since A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.

Suelizbeth 😻hi kitty. I can't wait to get home to my orange boy and my books. 2y
minkyb Sweet picture! 2y
lildeb_8 Just got this book- can't wait to read it! 2y
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BookishBeth @minkyb thanks! He's a great reading buddy. @lildeb_8 I'm enjoying it so far! 🤓 2y
KaatjeH 😻😸 2y
RestlessFickleBookHoarder Orange kitties are the best. Just don't tell my gray tabby and black cat I said that. 😁 2y
BookishBeth @Sace your secret is safe with me. 🤐 2y
LauraTFrey That's the last time i read him (heart breaking)... when it came out! I loved it too. Find his intro to my edition of Infinite Jest pretty annoying though 😊 2y
Purrfectpages Great book! 2y
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Though Beans the cat thinks this book makes a decent bed, Petroleum Refining in Non Technical Language is a great resource for someone who has never set foot inside a refinery. Granted, I read this for work but this text really is able to communicate some highly technical ideas in a very understandable way.

BookishMarginalia Beans! 😍😍😍 2y
TheLibrarian Cute kitty and love the name! 😻 2y
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Where I found Eat, Pray, Love to be a self-indulgent piece of work for the author, Big Magic really spoke to me. I've been looking for a way out of the mundane into something about more spectacular. Big Magic discusses getting over your fear, getting out of your rut and living the creative life you were meant to have. I found to book filled with charming wisdom. Big Magic will stick with my soul as I find my own Magic.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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This is one of the most powerful and relevant books I have ever read. It gives an intimate look into the lives of those affected by police brutality and not what is fed to us by either side of the media. If any book in the world should be required reading, it is this one.

Bookish_B This is our next book club pick. Based on the reviews I've been seeing I am super excited to read it and discuss! 2y
BookishBeth This is an excellent book club read. I'm trying to get my teenaged kids to read it. @Bookish_B (edited) 2y
Purrfectpages Reading now! 2y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Wow. Just wow. This was a fast-paced thriller that kept you reading for more. Jason, the original, is kidnapped by a mysterious, yet familiar, stranger and transported to a place where everyone knows him but yet nothing is familiar. All he wants is to go home.

Reggie I was surprised at the bit of romance there was. It kinda gutted me when the wife died in the otherverses. 2y
BookishBeth I thought the bits of romance kind played an important part since that's how she was able to find the real husband. It wasn't too mushy either which I appreciated. 2y
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Though I read this book years ago I thought it would be a relevant read for this day and age. I downloaded the audiobook read by Claire Danes. The book, always good, had added benefits with hearing a familiar voice.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Hello everyone! I'm in desperate need of a great book recommendation. What was the last best book you've read? I've included a cute kitty picture for your troubles!

BookishMarginalia In audio: Born a Crime and Lab Girl. A mystery: 3y
BookishBeth @BookishMarginalia thanks! I'm going to check these out! 3y
bitterbear I really enjoyed this... It reads like a parable. 2y
BookishBeth @bitterbear Thanks for the recommendation. I'm always on the hunt for something good! 2y
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