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Joined May 2016

I plan vacations around bookstores I want to visit
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If Only I Could Tell You | Hannah Beckerman
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Getting ready to dig in. New book and California Spaghetti Salad. Yum!

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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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Book of the Month picks have arrived! I will be starting with Bringing Down the Duke. It looks super cute. Did you get yours? What are you starting with?

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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I think I‘m in the minority‘s here but I really liked this one. I have tried to limit my review to the allotted space and just can‘t do it so I‘m skipping it. Suffice it to say I enjoyed it and if nothing else, it has a lot of bookish references and is a quick read!

Bkwurm Your review intrigued me so much I had to go look it up on Goodreads. 😁 I‘ve added it to my TBR. Thanks! 2w
Bookish_B @Bkwurm sure! Here is my actual review on goodreads where I wasn‘t limited, lol, if you want to check that out too. Hopefully this link works: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2963970976 2w
Bkwurm @Bookish_B I‘ll check it out! I‘m a fan of good, lengthy reviews. 🤓📚 2w
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Bauman Rare Books | Las Vegas, Nevada (Bookstore)
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Last place I expected to see a gorgeous rare bookstore is at a casino in Vegas but there it was! I was in a rush to get to a show so didn‘t have time to stop in but I will have to go back!

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I loved this book. I liked that it didn‘t require suspension of disbelief- as often happens in these books the characters are fake dating, or making out or sleeping together & are somehow still in doubt about their feelings for one another, but not in this one. It happens slowly, over time & it‘s believable. The story, the characters & the relationships felt realistic & grown up. The dialogue is witty & fun. Overall I was charmed by this book.

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Happy International Dog Day 🐶 ❤️Atticus here spent it reading so much he passed out! 😉#internationaldogday

Hazel0303 I have a golden named Atticus also!!!! #bestdognameever 3w
Bookzombie 💕🐶 3w
Bookish_B @Hazel0303 that‘s great! When we first got him and we took him on his first ever walk/hiking trail we came across another Golden named Atticus 😊 3w
Redwritinghood Adorable picture! 3w
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - #2715 | Burbank, CA (Bookstore)
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My #bookhaul from the B&N sale this weekend. Three are part of the sale, the other three were just a good deal 😊 Did you guys go? What‘d you get?

Lovesbooks87 Yep! I got 9 books for myself and some kid books for my nephew and a friends daughter. 3w
Bookish_B @Lovesbooks87 9 books? Nice! There were so many good choices! 3w
marleed Got 3. - I was proud of my restraint! 3w
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Barnes & Noble Booksellers - #2715 | Burbank, CA (Bookstore)
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I normally buy my books online but I had to go in to the store because I‘m a sucker for a free tote. Well played, Barnes & Noble. Also, when it‘s Friday night and I tell people I am ready to party, this is pretty much what I mean. Woooo books!

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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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My current read. The last of my three BOTM picks. I try to read them back to back as soon as they arrive- is that just me? 😳

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Well, now I want to go to a Renaissance Faire! Sometimes you you just need some fun. This was such a charming, fun, light and breezy read! It‘s like a mental cupcake! Have a bite and enjoy 😉

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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I enjoyed this. If I‘m going to trust anyone to bring two unlikely characters together- one of them who speaks Medieval English- it‘s gonna be Bryn Greenwood. Do I think the Medieval English is going to be a problem for some? Sure. Did it bother me? Nope. I did get a little restless somewhere in the middle of this but as I said, overall, I enjoyed it.

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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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My latest book mail arrival from Barnes & Noble 😊I still have to read through my BOTM picks but you see, there was a coupon and I couldn‘t resist! 📚🤷🏻‍♀️

marleed Great stack to own! 1mo
auntie_jenn i read the top and bottom; middle is at the top of the pile! 1mo
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This is the Warner Bros. props department. If you‘re working on a show and need something for a set you can go there and shop for it (they have ALL SORTS OF CRAZY STUFF!). These are some of the books (and chandeliers) you can get for your set 😊

Cinfhen How fun!! 1mo
Bookish_B @Cinfhen it is! They have some much random stuff. 1mo
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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You know when you pick up a book & it‘s the wrong time because there‘s a lot going on in your life but you finish it & then can‘t decide if you didn‘t click with it because of the timing, or if it really was just the book? Yeah, that‘s me with this one. I enjoyed it well enough but I didn‘t give it the full attention I would have liked unfortunately. I do think this would make for a great book club pick because there‘s much unpack!

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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I have mixed feelings about this one. Did I enjoy it? Sure. It‘s a fun, quick, read. I just felt the love story was kind of lacking? At first, the Rookie, as he is referred to for about the first half, seems more like a kid than a love interest, & then there‘s just not as much interaction on the page (it is alluded to) between them as I would‘ve liked. By the time they were irrevocably in love with each other I was baffled as to how it happened!

Kimberlone Very similar thoughts! I thought the romance, once it started, seemed to develop way too fast and the resolution to the romantic conflict just did not seem realistic/believable to me! 1mo
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Super excited for The Reckless Oath We Made. If you haven‘t read All the Ugly and Wonderful Thing yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Sorry. Didn‘t mean to yell 😜 Was totally on the fence between The Whisper Man and Well Met, but I am weary of thrillers so Well Met won out, but maybe next month? What did you all get?

Redwritinghood Unfortunately, I decided to skip. Nothing was calling to me from this batch. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I picked Dominicana. I loved Greenwood‘s last but don‘t really want to read something full of Middle English. 😬 2mo
Bookish_B @Redwritinghood really? Oh my goodness, I really wanted four and didn‘t mind the fifth! 😂 Hopefully they‘ll have something more appealing for you next month😊 2mo
Bookish_B @MicheleinPhilly totally reasonable 😂 I understand completely. 2mo
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I love books set in or adjacent to Los Angeles/Hollywood, fiction and nonfiction. These are from my TBR pile. If you have any suggestions for me please, let me know! 👍🏼😊

Pruzy I recommend The Mirage Factory by Gary Krist, Black Dahlia, Red Rose by Pia Eatwell, and especially Dear Los Angeles edited by David Kipen 2mo
Bookish_B @Pruzy awesome! Thank you 😊I have read The Mirage Factory and I have Dear Los Angeles on my list but I have now also added Black Dahlia, Red Rose. Thanks again! 2mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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You might pick this up and think you‘re getting the literary equivalent of sitting down to chat with gal pals à la Sex and the City but what you really get is more like sitting with a somber group who let you into their messy, dark and wounded selves and maybe hope you don‘t judge too harshly. It is elegantly and deliciously written and reads so much like fiction it‘s hard to believe it‘s not.

marleed Great review! 2mo
Bookish_B @marleed thanks! 2mo
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Fix Her Up: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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Umm, this book! 😱🔥🔥🙈🌶🌶 It‘s the usual trope you expect for a romance. They are attracted but can‘t/shouldn‘t be together. They fake date but don‘t fake sex, lol. I could have used less of the “baby girl” term of endearment from the Travis character and there were some other issues, but you don‘t read this for the secondary characters, so overall I enjoyed this even if it made me blush quite a bit 😂

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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I‘m in the minority on this one because I did not love this book. It was ok but not great. I really feel like Jodi Picoult did her homework and very obviously wanted to open some eyes here but she threw all the stereotypes and cliches in there and banged us over the head with it. There was no nuance. I appreciate the effort but it was just a little too forced for me.

Megabooks Totally agree! 2mo
youneverarrived Agree. Not her best. 2mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I loved this book. Just ate it up! It was a little Sex and the City in the olden days (as my friend would say) and a little Stage Door (a classic movie with Lucille Ball, Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn and Ann Miller) among other things. It was just a really deliciously written, enjoyable read.

keepingupwiththepenguins This one sounds like so much fun! 2mo
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I am a bit morbid and like reading about this stuff. Every chapter is about a different “murderess” ☠️ It‘s a fast and interesting read!

rohit-sawant Great picture! 2mo
Bookish_B @rohit-sawant thank you 😊 2mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Two of my favorite things: my dog, Atticus and book mail from @bookofthemonth ❤️ So excited to dive into these! #botm #bookofthemonth

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Reading in Bed | Sue Gee
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New phone case. Isn‘t she cute? I love it! 💕

Suet624 love it
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DimeryRene Super cute!! 2mo
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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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Ok, fine. I loved this one too. I mean, don‘t we all want a Jonathan? The end almost felt like a completely different book for me so that sort of took me out of it a bit but that aside I really, really enjoyed this one!

DimeryRene Cute photo!! 2mo
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Happy 4th of July! Hope you‘re all having a lovely holiday. I was going to do a flag out of red, white and blue books but if I‘m being honest, I‘ve already had a few delicious drinks and I‘m too lazy and buzzed to bring all the books off the shelves, so instead here are some American themed books 😊 Enjoy the fireworks and be safe everyone! 💥 🎇 🇺🇸 🍹

LeahBergen 😆😆 Happy 4th! 2mo
StayCurious Lol you‘re funny 2mo
Bookish_B @StayCurious 🤣🤣 2mo
marleed Good job taking a straight shot! Happy 4th! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😁👍 2mo
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I just saw that today is the 95th anniversary of the death of Franz Kafka and thought this pic of book nerd humor was appropriate 😉

CoffeeNBooks I love that mug!! 3mo
Tanisha_A Brilliant mug! 2mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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I enjoyed this... but maybe not as much as everyone else? It took me around 50/70 pages to really feel like I was all in! I‘m not sure why, honestly. Once I got past the shaky start I *was* sucked in and finished rather quickly from there 👍🏼😊

MEGR I ❤️the cover and I wish I painted it! 3mo
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Help Wanted | Allison B Hanson
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Hello all! Hoping you can help me find this book. My friend is not a big reader but has somehow decided she really wants to read it! If this sounds familiar to anyone please let me know? Thanks in advance! 😊👏🏼

Rachbb3 I hope someone comes up with it, it sounds good. 3mo
Bookish_B @Rachbb3 I know, me too! Because she‘s not a big reader but was really excited about it I really want her to find it! 3mo
jen_the_scribe I had this problem trying to remember one of my favorite Halloween story books from when I was a kid. I typed a little summary of what I could remember the book was about into Google and came upon a blog post about it and was able to find one used copy on Amazon. Tell her to try and remember as much as she can and type into Google. 3mo
Bookish_B @Rachbb3 @jen_the_scribe we found it! It is I‘ll Never Tell by Catherine McKenzie. It just came out June 1st. Thank you guys! 😊 3mo
Rachbb3 Thank you for letting me know! 😃 3mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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My June wrap. Just managed to squeeze in The Flatshare under the wire and finished it last night. My favorites were The Moment of Lift which I think EVERYONE should read, Ask Again, Yes and The Friend Zone. All completely different from each other! How‘d you all do?

Reviewsbylola Great month! I hope to read Ask Again in July. 3mo
Bookish_B @Reviewsbylola hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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This was such a pleasant surprise! I really was not expecting the emotional roller coaster. Yes, it‘s fun and sexy but it also has some heavier moments that I was not expecting in this kind of book. I immediately passed it on to a friend who proceeded to devour it and then rave. We both recommend it!

Lovesbooks87 I just finished this today too. I loved it. I also saw where she is writing a book about Sloan and it is coming out next year! 3mo
Bookish_B @Lovesbooks87 I saw that too! Looking forward to it 👍🏼 3mo
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Happy Friday everyone! My book order arrived at the crack of dawn this morning (literally) my husband found it in our porch at around 6. So excited for City of Girls! 👏🏼 I‘ve heard such good things. What are you all reading this weekend?

marleed I just finished CoG - all the Stars! Enjoy! 3mo
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My latest order of Book Lovers Coffee has arrived and it smells HEAVENLY! Mmmmm... coffee ☕️ And isn‘t the packaging cute? I love it.

hermyknee Awww that Butterbeer bag is so cute! 3mo
Bookish_B @hermyknee isn‘t it? And it smells so yummy! 😊 3mo
LeahBergen I love their packaging! 3mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I loved it. A story about love, family, mistakes and forgiveness. I thought it was moving, beautiful, heartbreaking and just wonderfully written. One of my favorites of the year for sure!

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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My latest book mail 📚 So excited for them all! I should be finishing Ask Again, Yes tonight and then I *think* I'll move on to The Friend Zone.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I don't normally fare well with thrillers but I enjoyed this one. I wish I'd known nothing about it going in though. It would have made for a better experience if I wasn't anticipating anything. And that's all I'll say so I don't spoil it for anyone else who might not know anything about it!

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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This is... a really strange, quirky book. It's deliciously well written but not exactly plot driven. If you like something that moves quickly this will not be for you. Before I started it two people told me they found it boring so I prepared to find it boring too but I actually really enjoyed it! I can see how some would find it slow but I did not. And now I find myself googling all kinds of stuff about Madame Tussaud and her wax figures.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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They have arrived! Perfect timing since I just finished a book today and was ready to start a new one. But which one to start first?! 🤔

Cathythoughts I‘m looking forward to Ask Again Yes. Not out here till August 3mo
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I just really want you to read this book. The lessons and information are important. The stories will make you angry and sad but also move you, inspire you and give you hope. And who knows? Maybe it will also make you want to find a way get involved.

Ashley_Nicoletto I have this one on my library holds list and I can‘t wait. 3mo
Bookish_B Yay!! 👏🏼 3mo
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Tin Man | Sarah Winman
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"There's something about first love, isn't there? She said. It's untouchable to those who played no part in it. But it's the measure of all that follows, she said." Whew. This book. It's a punch to the gut and a squeeze of the heart. It's lovely. It's heartbreak. It's both small and big at the same time.

BittersweetBooks Great photo!! 3mo
Bookish_B @BittersweetBooks thank you 😊 3mo
Hazel0303 I can't with that cover. It is GORGEOUS. 3mo
Bookish_B @Hazel0303 isn't it? I agree! 3mo
Kalalalatja Love this book ❤️ 3mo
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Meet Cute | Helena Hunting
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This was fun, light and breezy. The "evil" character was a little too silly/cartoonish even for this kind of book and the storyline not particularly strong. But still. Enjoyable if you're just looking for some brain candy, you know? Think Hallmark Channel movies ?

Purrfectpages I‘m in the middle of resting this now and so far I totally agree. 3mo
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I really liked this book. The story was enjoyable to me but more than the story itself, I just loved the writing. Right from the first page I was all in for it. I'd like to read more by this author for sure.

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A bit late but here's my May wrap-up. I had an awful month personally but my reading was great.

Smrloomis Sorry about the month but I hope the reading provided some stress relief! 😕 4mo
DivineDiana I am echoing @Smrloomis Great job with your reading! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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My June BOTM picks. Last year I made a rule to stop getting thrillers because they always sound great but always disappoint me. And now here I am getting The Silent Patient! 🤦🏽‍♀️ I've heard so much about it I got curious. Fingers crossed I don't hate it. What did you all get?

Slajaunie The silent patient is worth the read. 4mo
Hazel0303 The Silent Patient was good! I struggle with psych thrillers so this means a lot coming from me! 4mo
Bookish_B @Slajaunie I hope you are right! 👍🏼😊 I am looking forward to it. 4mo
Bookish_B @Hazel0303 yesss! That's great to hear! 👏🏼 4mo
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So while visiting Asheville this past week I did some book shopping because, of course. I picked up "Little" and "Tin Man" at Malaprop's. I got "Garlic and Sapphires" and a gorgeous 1945 edition of "The Age of Innocence" at The Captain's Bookshelf. And the ADORABLE Jane Austen tea towel was from the Biltmore Estate gift shop. I love it so much!

LeahBergen Wonderful! I love the tea towel. 😍 4mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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I spent the holiday weekend exploring Asheville, starting off with the gorgeous Biltmore Estate (which I actually wanted to visit because I read the Last Castle by Denise Kiernan). I brought The Unhoneymooners for the flight and finished it over the weekend. It was the perfect book to have brought: Light, fun and delightful. I loved it! Loved the Biltmore Estate too!

Drocchio03 Beautiful picture! 4mo
Bookish_B @Drocchio03 thank you! 😊 4mo
cathysaid Hope you were able to visit bookstores! 4mo
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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I really enjoyed this book! I thought it was heartbreaking, sweet and laugh-out-loud funny all at once. I had not seen anything about it prior to reading it but it definitely reminded me of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine. When I finished it I read some reviews and see that I am totally not alone, which is reassuring 😊👍🏼

marleed I just received a library notice that my library purchased this book at my request. I‘m so excited. They don‘t receive it until May 27 but I‘m #2 on one copy. Hopefully they purchase more copies this week! 4mo
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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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When I picked up this little book I wrongly assumed I'd finish it in a day. And sure, it can be done, but there's so much depth and heart, I had to let it sit with me and digest it slowly. It's thoughtful and quiet with shades of 84 Charing Cross Road- maybe just because it's epistolary? - I can't be sure. It also it didn't hurt any that I love the Tollund Man and he is a catalyst for the story and continues to be mentioned throughout.

GypsyKat This photo is lovely! 4mo
Bookish_B @GypsyKat thank you 😊 4mo
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Tonight's book signing was for a book on one of my favorite hangouts, The Chateau Marmont. When the author came to me for personal stories of hanging out with celebrities I said, "Ok! Yes, of course I'll help you BUT I can't tell you all the stories because I have to save some for my memoir". Of course he agreed and I was happy to show up and support him tonight. (Please note the heartfelt personal dedication in the pic). Continued in comments

Bookish_B Now, some might say I never actually set foot in the Chateau Marmont and that even if tried I probably couldn't even afford the parking but those people are just jealous. Obviously 🙄 🤣😝 4mo
GuiltyFeat I had drinks at the Chateau Marmont once. The Olsen twins were celebrating their 21st birthdays on the next table over. Good times. 4mo
Bookish_B @GuiltyFeat fun! It's honestly just never occurred to me to go there! Maybe until now, lol. I pass by it often but it's just not the kind of place I'd think to casually have drinks at, you know? 😄 4mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I got some unexpected bad news this weekend and was in need of something to get lost in. Luckily I had this book and it worked wonderfully. It was such a fun and delightful read. It's less steamy than The Kiss Quotient but still sexy and a total page turner. There was a particular, we'll call it, "sex ed" passage that had me laughing out loud. I loved it. Helen Hoang does it again ??

Reggie I will always remember last Father‘s Day. I was at work and people were the most horrible they‘ve been in a while. On my breaks I started The Kiss Quotient and by the time I finished it, that horrible day had been erased. Saving this one for Father‘s Day this year. It‘s good to hear you liked it!! 4mo
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