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Canndor

Canndor

Joined January 2019

slow reader / crafty / beginner woodworker / Goodreads: Snoodycad
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The Mailbox: A Novel | Marybeth Whalen
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Working my way through a lovely pile of #LitsyLove ♥️♥️♥️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💌💗 2w
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American Elsewhere | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Mehso-so

I'm giving this one a so-so. The idea was a good one, but I found the writing to be lacking. It was off to a good start, but the end was pretty messy and jumbled. Definitely had some plot holes.
My main issue with it was his overuse of analogies. I understand the use of them as a writing tool for "supernatural" concepts, but damn Bennett, don't you have anything else in that toolbox?

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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1. Tagged :)
2. My little one using books as a diversion to put off going to bed. 💚Little reader 💚
3. Tex-Mex, it already makes up a big part of diet 😂
4. Yes, 7, they were a big part of my life growing up
5. 💚💚
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Wow, this book was so intense. I had to keep reminding myself that it was not fiction.
5⭐

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I really enjoyed the life story of the Marsh Girl. I found the murder mystery aspect a lot less interesting. Everything after the trial felt rushed.

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The Wonderful Things You Will Be | Emily Winfield Martin
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Spent the day with my favorite little bookworm 🐛
#happymama
Tagged book is one of my favorites. 💜💜

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Mehso-so

I picked this one based on the cover on Overdrive to finish up the spring subjects of #booked2019, so I went in with no knowledge of what it was about. Definitely an odd read. There were some things I liked about it, but the subject matter was pretty unusual.
Spoiler in comments with my thoughts.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Canndor I didn't like that after YEARS of her outbursts that her dad never thought to mention that his father could smell people in the same way or to tell her about why he stays out of hospitals. The ending was too far out there for me too, the tasting people's emotions in their food and smelling it is one thing, but her brother turning into furniture? I don't get it. 1mo
Cinfhen Say what??????? 1mo
Cinfhen Congrats on finishing Spring 🎊🎊🎊🎊🎊 1mo
Canndor @Cinfhen ha! Yes it was a weird ride. 1mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I loved this so much!

Addison_Reads So glad you liked this one. I gave it to Mimi at Christmas. She said she tried it but didn't really like it so she stopped reading it. I think it's an excellent book. 💚 1mo
Canndor @Addison_Reads It made me tear up several times by the end. Such grace and dignity. Savannah has "I Look Up to Michelle Obama" and it is one of her favorites (probably bc she loves the page where Michelle is playing with their dogs lol still counts tho) 1mo
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Candy | Luke Davies
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1. Candy by Luke Davies (3 or so times)
2. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (6 or so times)
3. Goodreads
4. Camping and coloring 💚💚
5. 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰
@eggs #wonderouswednesday

Eggs Sweet pic 😍 2mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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April Roundup
10 books total 🙌

Favorites: The Hate U Give, Good and Mad, Born a Crime

Crazeedi Great job! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! 📖💖 2mo
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A short, sweet story about a widow and a widower starting a relationship in their 70s. I loved the story. Her son was the worst! 😢
#booked2019 #nightorientedtitle
@4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Megabooks Loved this one! 2mo
Cinfhen Such a heartwarming/ breaking story 💞💞💞💞💞 2mo
Reggie I loved this book!!! 2mo
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Heart Berries: A Memoir | Terese Mailhot
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Mehso-so

This memior was my #Booked2019 pick for #indigenousauthor.
There were things I enjoyed about it, mainly the depth and rawness of her emotion.
I am giving it a so-so because it was pretty hard to follow, jumping around in time. It is written like a letter to a past love and took some liberties with shared knowledge that left me feeling like I was missing something or not understanding fully.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen This was a very raw read but I‘m glad it wasn‘t longer because it was too uncomfortable 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Finished another selection for the Spring #Booked2019 challenge. #featuresamusician
This one kept coming up on my Litsy feed so I figured it must be worth a listen. 🎧 Very enjoyable read. :)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Great!!! I bet the audio is a fun way to read this book!! 2mo
Jeannineth The audiobook was awesome. 2mo
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Kiss Me First | Lottie Moggach
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Finished up my #weekendread, came across this one while searching for the #Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus prompt.
Somewhere between a so-so and a pick.

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Yay!!! Another prompt completed ~ too bad it wasn‘t a solid pick 2mo
Kathrin I just started it for the social media prompt too... 🤔🤔🤔 1w
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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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This book made me laugh so many times. Thanks for choosing it @gibblr!
I'll be sending it on soon. :)
@kamoorephoto @IheartYA #lmpbc #groupp

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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So excited about my #sffs #scififantasyswap package! Thank you so much @jillannjohn I love everything and am excited to check out these books. :)
Thank you to @Avanders for hosting!

jillannjohn Enjoy! 2mo
Lauranahe I liked scythe! That‘s a fun book. 2mo
Addison_Reads @Canndor You'll like those two books I think. They were recent reads of mine that I enjoyed. 💚 love all the extras too. 2mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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Absolute pick! So good on so many levels, learned so much about apartheid and south African culture. Trevor Noah's story is a wild ride and worth investing your time to hear. 💙💙💙

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The Wild Robot | Peter Brown
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Super cute and touching story of a lost robot who learns to be wild and a mother from the creatures of the forest.
#Booked2019 #remindsyouofyourhappyplace #nature

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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What a great way to start the day! Thank you so much @MaleficentBookDragon Chelle! I love the little funkos and am excited to read this one. 🥰🥰
#funkopopandbookswap @kstadt929

MaleficentBookDragon You're welcome. I'm a big Pegasus fan myself and I 💙💙💙 that book. 2mo
kstadt929 Fun paper and OMG the pops are adorable!!!!! May need to add them to my list 😋 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. @Addison_Reads kept talking it up :)
2. All gray
3. Liver and onions, just can't make myself
4. American Housewife
5. Started using it a long time ago based off my maiden name Courtney Ann Dorsey

#premondayvibes @pepsicola

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This read definitely stirs up a healthy rage. 5⭐

“Anger has driven women to develop a million approaches to changing the world.”

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Untitled | Unknown
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1. I guess the 90s, just for the sake of being a carefree kid again
2. I mostly listen to audiobooks bc it is most convenient for me. I wouldn't say I have a huge preference tho.
3. Younger (by 5 years)
4. I do not, actually a bit over 200, but in Texas that is still not too far. Lol
5. 💙💙💙

#friyayintro @howjessreads

AmandaEve Very true about the Texas part haha! Hello from a fellow Texan 😊🤠 2mo
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We'll Fly Away | Bryan Bliss
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#MarchRoundUp
6 total:
🎧3 audio
📚3 physical
Favorite is tagged

Between working and toddler-wranglin', I am happy with my count. 🤗

Addison_Reads Great job. 😁 3mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Hansel and Gretel | Neil Gaiman
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#Booked2019 winter Roundup. Didn't make it to prompt 3, struggled to find something related to hiking that I was interested in and hadn't already read. I'll come back to it for the sake of finishing the whole challenge. 😊
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

4thhouseontheleft I love hiking too! What about a book that is set in nature, or near a place you love to hike? 3mo
Canndor @4thhouseontheleft thanks for the suggestion, I will have to look into that to find something. 3mo
Kerrioke Have you read A Walk in the Woods? 3mo
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Canndor @Kerrioke I have a few years ago, really enjoyed it and Wild. 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Do you have a dream hike? The Appalachian Trail? Camino de Santiago? Here‘s a big list for the latter. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/35717.Camino_de_Santiago 3mo
Kerrioke @Canndor A Walk in the Woods is one of my favs and Wild is on my TBR. 3mo
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I completely forgot to take a pic of my package but it is in the mail! Tracking submitted on elfster :)
#FunkoPopAndBookSwap @kstadt929

kstadt929 Yay awesome!! Thanks for the update 😁 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Forgot to take a picture of the package but your #SFFS / #SciFiFantasySwap package is on its way! 😁🎁
@jillannjohn @Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️💃🏽 3mo
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1.
🎧 Good and Mad: the revolutionary power of women's anger
📗 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
2.
Hotel Transylvania 3 😂
3.
Iced cold brew coffee is my current jam

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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My Saturday night plans include this one for a little book club I do with some of my family.
#saturdaynight
@Addison_Reads @thealymo

Addison_Reads @Canndor 💚 I'm excited to see what you think about this one. 3mo
Canndor @Addison_Reads only 10 chapters in but enjoying it much more in print than my failed attempt at the audiobook version. 3mo
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We'll Fly Away | Bryan Bliss
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I have a lot of emotions to process after this one. Such a heartbreaking story.
#lmpbc #groupP
@kamoorephoto this will be headed your way next week
@gibblr @IheartYA

kamoorephoto Glad it was moving!! I‘m reading mine now too ☺️ 3mo
gibblr I‘m looking forward to this one. 3mo
kamoorephoto The book arrived safe and sound today!! 💓 3mo
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Canndor @kamoorephoto yay! 🤗 3mo
kamoorephoto @Canndor Can I write in the book?? I‘ve been reading it but you didn‘t mark yours up as much as I did in my mine (The Haunted) so I‘ve been holding off a bit... 4w
Canndor @kamoorephoto sorry, I didn't see this, yes you can write as much as you want! 3w
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Candy | Luke Davies
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1. Tagged - I will warn tho that it probably isn't for everyone
2. Lol no - sorry, not sorry
3. 79 F
4. Totinos pizza rolls and ketchup
5. --- @robinb thanks for tagging me :)

@howjessreads #friyayintro

robinb 👍😊 Thankful I‘m not alone on number 2! 🤣🤣 3mo
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Having just finished the Poet X, this kind of stayed within the same subject areas.
I wouldn't call this one of my favorite reads ever, but I definitely appreciated it.
4 🌟 s, would recommend.

Addison_Reads I loved both of these, but mostly because I feel they are important books for young girls today to have access to. I love finding YA books with strong female characters. 3mo
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Perfect Child | Lucinda Berry
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Mehso-so

It took me a while to get around to finishing this one, not bc of a problem with the book. I just get like that sometimes, but I was determined to do so tonight.
The story was gripping, but I hated the characters, especially Christopher. I found the ending to be unsatisfying too, maybe she intends for there to be a sequel?
@Addison_Reads this definitely had a similar feel as Baby Teeth, you might be interested in it.

Addison_Reads I have this one on my Kindle. I'll have to bump it up on my reading list. 3mo
Canndor @Addison_Reads it was a February Kindle First Read :) 3mo
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#LitsyLove
1. Puzzles & Crafting - specifically: screen printing, wood working, cricut
2. Dystopian, YA, horror
3. Just fish - a beta named Pazuzu and his tetra, Cory catfish and blue velvet shrimp friends
4. Yes :)
5. Toys/Merch from my two favorite shows: Futurama and Sherlock

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎉🎉🎉 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love fish 🐠❤️ 3mo
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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#Booked2019 #femaledetective
Cute retelling of Holmes and Watson through their great-great-great grandchildren. As a huge fan of BBC's Sherlock, I enjoyed this very much, I will definitely be adding the rest of the series to me TBR.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Only 1 left for #Winter #Booked2019 🙌

Cinfhen Yay!!! You‘re doing great 😁‼️🎈 3mo
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“Any dead child is some parents vanquished hope. (From the forward by Andrew Soloman)”

I am not going to rate this one because I honestly am not sure how I feel about it.
This ended up on my TBR from one of the podcasts I listen to but I can't remember now which one, so I decided to read it now for my #Booked2019 #relatedtoapodcast choice.
I am mostly happy to be done with it.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I understand your hesitation with this book. But my heart still aches for Sue. What she has/had to endure can not be measured or explained. 3mo
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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1. A Study in Charlotte / A Mother's Reckoning
2. 1st is 1st in a series / 2nd is a stand alone
3. "I'd be okay," she revised, smiling before she slipped forever under, "if I could just get my feet under me."

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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Mehso-so

Completed my #CliFi #Booked2019 pick. Overall I gave it a so-so.
Was expecting more cli-fi and less cult-fi (?). I enjoyed the damaged world Watkins created, but I could have done without some of the odd erotic scenes. To me they were more off-putting than adding to the story.
I found some of the writing style grating also, like the or, or, or/she would, she would, she would sections.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I agree, this book was very erratic ~ I found certain elements (like the opening chapters about the devastated landscape and squatting in Beverly Hills mansions) really well done but the second half of the book was just bizarro. I think she‘s a talented writer but maybe I‘m just not sophisticated enough to appreciate all of her ideas. 4mo
Cinfhen That scene with his haram was really uncomfortable 4mo
Canndor @Cinfhen I agree. I can appreciate her writing talent, but I wish the book had been more focused on the devastated landscape, I really enjoyed those parts but there was too little of that and too much of the weird stuff. And yes to your spoiler post. Lol that scene was a little too much. 4mo
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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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Getting into my #Booked2019 #CliFi pick this week while I wait for the rest of my winter selections to come off hold.
This seems to be a pretty popular one for this subject. 😀
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Good luck!!! It was a really strange read!!! It starts off strong but then it totally fell apart ( for me & for @Megabooks ) can‘t wait to hear your thoughts!!!!!! 4mo
Megabooks Yes, excited to see if you like it. It was a bust for me after the first section! 😬 4mo
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I Hate Everyone But You | Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin
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Audiobook of the day. Easy listen, not spectacular, but not bad.
I will describe my overall feeling with a quote from 10 Things I Hate About You:
"I know you can be overwhelmed, and you can be underwhelmed, but can you ever just be whelmed?"

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Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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1. Neil Gaiman
2. Margaret Atwood
3. Gillian Flynn
4. Ruth Ware
5. Luke Davies

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4mo
Bookladylinda Welcome to Litsy!!!! 4mo
kamoorephoto Ruth Ware is DEFINITELY in my top five, for sure... 3mo
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My #Booked2019 pick for a #newtomeauthor. I don't normally choose historical nonfiction, but this one was definitely worth a read.
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Super happy with my progress on this challenge. As a slow reader who doesn't always choose reading over tv or mindlessly staring at my phone, Litsy has definitely upped my reading time. :)

4thhouseontheleft Litsy has a way of doing that! 😊 4mo
Cinfhen That‘s fabulous and this book sounds really interesting #stacked 4mo
Reggie Yeah, Litsy sneaks up on you like that. 4mo
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Addison_Reads Great job! 💚 4mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 4mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌷 4mo
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Bailedbailed

Going to have to bail on this one, at least for the time being. We shall see if I ever get the urge to continue in future. Too depraved for me right now.
This was a hard book to get a hold of and had been on my tbr list for a while. I stumbed upon a scanned copy that someone had posted on Reddit so I thought it was time to give it a go. Nope.
Maybe I'll try again one day when I am not a sensitive new mom.

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Hansel & Gretel | Neil Gaiman
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I am a huge fan of Gaiman, and this little story is no exception. Stays true to the spirit of the fairy tale it is retelling. Mattotti's artwork is haunting and beautiful.
My pick for my #Booked2019 #fairytaleretelling
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

TrishB I read this one too 👍🏻 4mo
Cinfhen I was gonna say another Litten used the same book for the prompt and liked it too!! I‘m a bit tempted to try even though I don‘t really like Gaiman or fairytale retellings 😂😂😂 4mo
Canndor @Cinfhen I think I had added it to my TBR from @TrishB 's review. It is very short so even if you don't end up liking it, not much time will be wasted. :) 4mo
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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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#audiobooking and #crafting
2 of my favorite things :)

1/2 way through this one and so far leaning towards a so-so rating.

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1. I couldn't get past the first few chapters of the Hunger Games, something about the writing style.
2. Salty - chips and salsa all day
3. Bobby & Sherry / Debra & Harold (but everyone called him Shug)
4. Disney's Robin Hood & Hercules
5. NYC - bc I have never been

#friyayintro @howjessreads

BookFrog My name is Sherry. You don‘t see that name too often. 4mo
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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Happy to join the #Booked2019 challenge (a little late to the party 🤷) @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Just finished the tagged book set in Ireland.
Overall I really enjoyed this read, but there were times it was a little emotionally trying (just eat, kid!). I never really felt that I sided with any of the characters, they all made their mistakes, despite their intentions.

Cinfhen Welcome 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉I agree, this book dragged in places. Still good read & great choice for prompt 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for joining us!! 4mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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#hellothursday
1. Currently 46F/8C
2. Preferably 60s F (15-20C) bc I am too hot natured for my whereabouts (Texas)
3. Set to 70F/21C for the sake of my kiddo, I prefer 68F
4. I love rainy weather (especially thunderstorms) to cuddle up, stay home and read.
5. Bc the MaddAddam series is good anytime. 😊

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And I miss living in Texas—I‘d rather have heat than cold. 🙂 4mo
Canndor @wanderinglynn maybe I need some distance to miss/appreciate the heat 😂 4mo
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My first blurb!

I always call YA lit my guilty pleasure, but honestly I don't feel very guilty about it. ?

This book had all of my favorite things about YA lit. Namely, addressing the subjects often ignored in "adult lit": depression, suicidal thoughts, the struggles of being lbgt, codependent relationships...
Overall I loved this book, but I did not care for the reader perspective changes between characters. Not a deal breaker, but not for me.

Addison_Reads Great review. You'll find that many of us here enjoy YA and certainly do not feel guilty about it at all. 5mo
Erofan Welcome to Litsy! 😃📚💕 4mo
Canndor @Erofan thanks! Really enjoying it so far. 4mo
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Reggie I think YA can is underrated. I‘ve read some great thought provoking YA. Nice blurb!! 4mo
Chelleo I love YA! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. Follow @LitsyHappenings to find out about various challenges, buddy reads, meet-ups and swaps taking place.
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 4mo
rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 3mo
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