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Bren912
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Well that was a spin of a read! I never thought about that story line but as one of the characters in the book said “every writer uses reality in some stretch”. I don‘t wish the ending, but can‘t say I‘m sorry about part of it.

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Bren912
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Sparrow. Loon. Owl. Hawk. It doesn‘t take a rocket scientist to figure out the missing birds name. 🤷‍♀️

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What kind of person DOES eat a wrapped brownie by an anonymous stone path making lunatic?! Read on grasshopper. Read on.

Megabooks Lolololol! I loved this book! Especially the “blow chart” 5d
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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This definitely was a quick read. How much does “stuff” that happens in our early lives affect us in aspects of our future? Are we held responsible for our parents actions and if no, how much do we carry with us going. Forward? Read it. Decide if you would forgive. Is the greatest gift being the forgiven or the forgiver?

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Wow. Wow. Wow. This book is a Jimmy Fallon book choice—recommended by a family member for our book club. The wait list at the library was insane so we couldn‘t all get it. And then, like winning a lottery ticket, I got a notice my book was ready ( thought it was another). And when I went to get it, it was this. 🙌🏼. And my heart is tugging in a bazillion directions. Anyone else read this one yet??

CBee YES! I loved this one. Just a beautiful book. 2w
marleed I like this story. I read it immediately following Little Fires Everywhere. I appreciated that the author let us draw our own opinions of the characters. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Really liked this one! Hope you enjoy it too. 2w
erinreads Can‘t wait to get this one! I‘ve heard so many good things about it. 2w
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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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“Mostly though I remember words. Very early I figured out there were millions of words in the world .....everybody uses words to express themselves. Except me. And I bet most people don‘t realize the real power of words. But I do. Thoughts need words. Words need a voice. But I‘ve never been able to tell them. —Melody

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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Perfect read for current state of mind 🤪. I think I may have gotten this for my teen many moons ago and it sat in the bookshelf. It‘s mine now. ♥️

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Hunkered down and waiting for the storm to pass. This book was great to get me through a long day!

marleed Stay safe! 3w
Ddzmini Stay dry 🙏😋 3w
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Don‘t think this is a good bed time story! 😳😬

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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And that folks is a wrap. My head and heart are still swimming with words and imagery. Me. Backman is a lyrical genius.

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“They laugh, the pair of them. Even on a morning like this. Because they can, and because they must. They still possess that blessing. “
I‘m not finished and don‘t want to be. The rating is already 5⭐️ at this point so at the end I already know it‘s gonna be a solid 10 ⭐️

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“But what is life...without moments”

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Peter. Sune. David. Kevin. Benji. Amat. Maya. Kira. Page 46 and these characters have taken hold of my heart.

bookaholic1 I feel the same feelings 7d
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Bren912
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Four stars for lovable characters and an easy read. First one down and it feels good to be back to reading.

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A summer filled with personal loss has kept me from reading. I would sit with a book in hand for hours and not be able to open it. Funny, I would still borrow and return from library. Well. Today. I am reintroducing myself to my love of reading. I‘m already in page 9. 😉🎉

Librarybelle So sorry to hear you‘ve had a rough summer. Glad that you found your way back into a book. 2mo
wanderinglynn Sorry you‘ve had a rough summer. I hope it‘s turning around for you. 💚 2mo
kgriffith I hope this book does a little something to ease the grieving, and ease you back into the things you love 💜 2mo
Cpg Sorry for being- in a funk- as I call it! It‘s always good to see your way through! I‘ve also just gotten to read some the last week- after personal stuff since April (and grieving) and 2 yr old grand out of school the last 2 months had kept me busy! Now it‘s back to school for her- and a new baby sister for her coming in less than 2 weeks! I am so excited!!! 😍 1mo
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Next up!

Slajaunie My hold on this one just came in but I have to finish my curry book first. Enjoy! 5mo
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Bren912
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🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟. Absolutely a must read. I don‘t even want to “tell it” so I don‘t ruin it. But you will invest in the characters. And you will clutch your heart and tsk your tongue and shake your head. And at the end, you will nod knowingly.

LiteraryinLititz Great review! I just finished this one yesterday and I completely agree. 5mo
TheEnd Nicely worded review. I agree it is better to go into the story without knowing any details. I listened to the audio of this (before joining Litsy) & also gave it 5 stars. 4mo
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Lying there Ma said, “You all listen now, this is a real lesson in life. Yes, we got stuck, but what‘d we girls do? We made it fun, we laughed. That‘s what sisters and girlfriends are all about. Sticking together in the mud, ‘specially in mud. “

SarahHarts_books I have really wanted to read this one for a long time! It looks really good. 5mo
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I feel like a lucky girl having TWO fabulous reads at the same time. This one first as it‘s 📚/ 🍷 club read with a quick library due date. Cozying up for a delicious ride.

ReadingEnvy I started listening to this one finally. 6mo
Bren912 @ReadingEnvy my neighbor is listening as well. Let me know what you think of the narrator? She loves the book but one of the voices she isn‘t sure of. 6mo
ReadingEnvy @Bren912 I'm 10% in and I think there is only one narrator, doing many voices. I would say she is fine, not great. It's Cassandra Campbell. 6mo
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Page 6: “He starts a list in his head of things to do “when I get home...””. Reading this while waiting for my library book to come in. Can‘t wait.

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Sold on a Monday: A Novel | Kristina Mcmorris
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When you love a quote upon first opening a book, the book feels hopeful!!!

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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🌟 🌟🌟🌟. It was fast paced and definitely had you in the psyche of everyone‘s brain. I‘m a bit disappointed at the ending...I‘m not sure if it was a happy ending. I know!!! The loose ends were tied up and I am still disturbed.

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Forgot to post my current read—it‘s well written and storyline has been in reverse so it‘s been good for my brain. I‘m hoping the ending does not disappoint. Stay tuned...

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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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5⭐️ from a purely entertaining read. I highly recommend this for s good laugh, an uplift between heavier reads and just for the fun.

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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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“I sigh as I take a sip of cooking wine, so named because it‘s the wine I drink while cooking”. This character is sooo relatable! 🤣 🍷

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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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Seriously- a must need read to break up with Serious. I am laughing at each page and it feels good! Meanwhile, my company is boring to the pooch. 🐶 😴

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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5 🌟. So some people have really wonky upbringings and out of the box family‘s. I felt she really tried to fuse her perception with others that were there at these crazy moments. I also felt she tried to give honor to her family but in the end had to make a hard curve in deciding that their views weren‘t hers. She was savvy enough to have journaled these things. And educated to form a well written, hard to put down, Memoir.

Louise I‘m really looking forward to reading this. It sounds fascinating! 7mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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“Home had changed the moment.....I had rejected part of it; now it was rejecting me”

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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The lines are blurry. I feel her family‘s love in a solidly odd way. But I am bothered and I do t have a finger on it quite yet. But I will. #blurredlines

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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February book club pick and can‘t get it at any library. Been a long time since I‘ve used my kindle. #iwillreadanything

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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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Page one of second 2019 read. And if page one is any indication this is going to be a snarky and perfectly sarcastic read!

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Bren912
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Cyril is adopted into a strange and wealthy family after his Irish mum gets kicked out of the Catholic Church and her village for being with child. He realizes he is “different” in his longings for a relationship with his best friend, a boy. It had me giggling out loud & feeling sad at the time frames prejudices. I‘ve never asked my gay brother the prejudices he surely felt in our small Midwest hometown. 💜🙁It‘s a thick read but worth it.

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“It doesn‘t matter, she said, interrupting me. “In Holland, even drunk people can cycle without falling off. “
Subtle humor. Little jibes and jabs at infallible human-ness. This book. This book. This book. 💜

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“Yes, it‘s true that there are homosexuals all over the world. England has lots@of@them. France is full of them.....but here‘s what you have to remember: There Are No Homosexuals in IRELAND”. #goodtoknow #lol

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This book is RICH in character developing and storytelling. I have giggled. I have cried. I‘ve put my hands over my eyes, mouth and heart surrounding a scene... it‘s just shy of 600 pages but I can‘t wait to continue.

Pricel101 I had the same reactions!! I loved this book too! 8mo
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I have been in a reading slump. Hoping our January book club pick breaks me out of it. Plus it‘s better Than folding 🧺

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Those Girls: A Novel | Chevy Stevens
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🙋🏼‍♀️raise your hand if you have said this to your child and heard same responses back....

CouronneDhiver I‘ve certainly been the kid in that convo 10mo
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Those Girls: A Novel | Chevy Stevens
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This is a tough book. Fast paced but with disturbing story line. I can‘t put it down but my heart is in my throat.

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Bren912
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It was an easy read with dark undertones in what seems to be a simple culture (Amish). The simplicity of their culture is tenured with secrets and sadly violence—some by choice and others as a vigilante; which brings the ultimate@question: is crime justified when the world is seemingly better off?

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Those Girls: A Novel | Chevy Stevens
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Happy Fall y‘all! While on a recent camping trip I chatted with a stranger in the beach. As I was leaving I spotted her book and asked what she was reading. She offered me to have it as she said she was done! Haven‘t met a reading stranger yet!

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This is fast paced read with lots of character involvement. I‘m half way through and not knowing much about the Amish community, I immaturely just assumed they had no crime.

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It‘s what happens when you return two books and he library closes in exactly 4 minutes.

ReadingisMyPassion I loved A GATHERING OF SECRETS. 11mo
Bren912 My first time reading her so great to know!! 11mo
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🌟 🌟🌟🌟. I can‘t help but think of the movie but so glad I got to@read this. Me. Bradbury was a gifted mind and writer. Classic Halloween read.

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Last few days of beach reading.

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The Masterpiece | Francine Rivers
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Even though this was like a Hallmark movie- predictable in many ways- it was as still a sweet love story. And with all the negativity in so many parts of the world, it‘s nice to know Love is still the winner!

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The Masterpiece | Francine Rivers
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I can‘t remember where I borrowed this from but I love it. And this book from Francine Rivers is already rich in character.

zzz Love this! 💛 11mo
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Eleanor: A Novel | Mrs. Humphry Ward
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Ok. I‘m going to give it a try. This book was written in 1900. It was one of my garage sale picks and I liked it because the pages were prior to books having page cutters—so people tore the ends leaving them ragged. I can‘t find any content whatsoever about what the book is about—so IF I get through it, we will be the first to know!

RavenLovelyReads That book is so cool!! 😍 keep us posted! 12mo
Megara Cool! Can‘t wait to hear what you think! I see there are copies of it on Gutenberg.org and Archive.org if anyone‘s looking for a free ebook! 😊I haven‘t heard about her before. I was interested to see on wiki that she was a founding president of the women‘s national anti-suffrage league! 😳 Keep is updated! 12mo
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Bren912
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Totally irrevocably twisted! So many layers...was I happy with an outcome? Yes—several outcomes (of rightful vengeance) and then I was Eeked and Freaked. Which came first: the Chicken or the egg?

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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Interrupting today‘s read with a photo of my new yard sale purchase. Hard bound books including Alice in Wonderland!

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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I‘m seriously half way through and am LOVING the twisty turns. Now this new twist has my head spinning because I cannot get a handle on who to like and who to trust!

seglitis So good. Doesn't get any less confusing tho. Really enjoyed it!! 12mo
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