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Cedricsmom

Cedricsmom

Joined April 2018

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Look what came today! I support Lucy‘s journey. I‘m really looking forward to reading this book ❤️

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The Dreamers | Karen Walker
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This is a quiet, excellent, and frightening story. Anyone else reading this?

bookandcat Really liked this one! Haunting. Her prior book is still my fave out of her books though. 2w
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A solid 4/5 star read. I love Kate Morton‘s beautiful prose even the story is sad at the heart of it.

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I‘m on disc 2 and while the story is a tad confusing, her language is beautiful as usual so I don‘t mind. There are 2 parallel story lines that involve beauty, love, death and forgiveness.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Gets an A for authenticity. I thought it could have been a little shorter but overall a very well told tale that we see much too often in America. I‘m glad this book is getting the attention it‘s receiving. Glad I read it. The audio brings the characters to life.

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I‘m so enjoying the second novel from Daniel Taylor. Funny, surprising and thought provoking.

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I‘m loving this book so much that I had to get the hardback to go along with the audio! Don‘t you love it when that happens? Man, I‘m a nut for dinosaur 🦕 🦕🦕 tales and natural history ❤️ Bur where are the illustrations? No photos, no drawings, no illustrations?! Who let that happen?

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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The slave brutality is tough to read as always but once I get past that, I like the adventure story. Still, I have a feeling our protagonist isn‘t coming to a good end. I hope I‘m wrong. The UK version has a much nicer cover and beautiful end papers.

Tamra I am in the middle of the audio version and I agree. 6mo
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Excited to be reading this one now!

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Panpan

So very glad to be done with this book. Talk about needing a good edit. Want to read this one? Wait for the abridged version.

Tamra Good to know. I‘ll take it off my TBR. 6mo
Cedricsmom I actually hated this book. To me, the main character is what is wrong with the world today. 6mo
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Jane | Aline McKenna
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Sorry but I suck at uploading pictures to Litsy. Anyway I wrote a review on Goodreads. 3.5/5 from me. I am not a graphic novel kind of a gal.

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Is anyone else reading this little gem? Perfect for the season and a worthy addition to the Frankenstein family. This is the back story of Elizabeth, Victor‘s doomed love. I highly recommend it. What do you think?

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Reading this classic from the Harlem Renaissance period is like 1984 meets Black Like Me but with a huge dose of cynicism and humor.

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I‘m pretty sure this is the only series I‘ve ever read and I‘m doing it all on audio. Jane Entwistle is Flavia deLuce and I wouldn‘t miss her for all the poisons on the planet. Any other Flavia fans here?

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This book is so engaging. After finishing HOMEGOING, I really needed to do a complete 180° read, but because this book is currently in the industrial revolution, the 19th century, I know that African slaves played a role in what was going on at that time in Britain and the United States. After all Eli Whitney did create the cotton gin. I‘m listening to this on CD and Simon Winchester has a wonderful reading voice. Great for science geeks.

Cedricsmom #twointhree weekend. I am almost done with this baby. I wish I could convey how fabulous this book is, how engaging and fascinating it is and how fun it is to listen to the audio book. Anyway can I count this finish for the challenge, or does it have to be a book that I start and finish this weekend? 11mo
Cedricsmom #twointhree I‘m so happy someone else enjoyed this book. Winchester has a great voice and he managed to make some pretty difficult concepts understandable and engaging. 8mo
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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I‘m listening to this on CD now. The prose is beautiful but the subject matter is brutal. A very hard book to read, especially knowing that I am a descendant of the African slave trade. I would have endured the same hell as many of the book‘s characters. I‘m curious about how others felt reading this book. Also what possessed the Dutch to engage in this horrific practice? What the fuck were they thinking?😱😱😱

Cedricsmom Finally finished this one and now I‘m reading a seemingly different kind of book but I know slavery of Africans plays into what I am reading now. HOMEGOING is now part of my dna. 11mo
SW-T It was brutal but good. Liked how the effect on each generation was shown. 6mo
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It‘s getting down to the wire with my very first #24in48readathon and I need something lighthearted ❤️📚👍🏾🎉

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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Love this book! Intelligent and engrossing ghost story murder mystery. All the things. #24in48 readathon. I‘m so ruined for my next selection but I mean to finish it!👍🏾❤️📚👯‍♀️

Vertabrain I loved this one too. I‘ve read most of her stuff, and she‘s now a new favorite! 12mo
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Broken Girls | Simone St James

I‘m starting my very first #24in48readathon with this one on audio, Libby. #cedricsmom@24in48 readathon. I‘m new. Can you tell?!

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Moby Dick | Herman Melville

Who's doing the @24in48 readathon this weekend? It's my first time. Ooh I need to get my stack together!

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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Well it‘s a chore figuring out how to upload decent book covers when I have to make my own but you get the picture. I just started this book and I‘m listening to the audio version on Libby. Very cool. Much better than CDs while driving because it keeps playing. I hope it‘s better than the other similar one I‘m reading: the Death of Mrs. Westerly. So far, it‘s better.

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Just started this one as an antidote to 1984. I'm enjoying it. I've never read Ruth Ware before.

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I picked this one up at Barnes and Noble last night after work. So far so good. Of course how can I judge another person‘s life story? It is what it is. Love the moody black and white cover on this one.

RaimeyGallant That is a fantastic cover. 13mo
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1984 (Signet Classics) | George Orwell
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Certainly not an easy, fun or entertaining read, but a necessary one in our current political moment and world climate. I would have given up on this book in high school but I‘ve lived enough now to understand it and see current scary parallels. I don‘t think our country will ever get to the point of 1984, but just seeing parallels right now is plenty scary enough. Glad I‘m reading it. #greatamericanread

CoffeeNBooks Great book! I've read it several times, and I teach it in my AP Literature class. 13mo
Cedricsmom #coffeeNbooks I wanted to be an AP Lit kid in high school!❤️ 13mo
RaimeyGallant The parallels are indeed scary. 13mo
Cedricsmom I finished this classic on July 4. The book continues to blow my mind as I am still thinking about various passages written after Winston is taken into the Ministry of Love by the Party. O‘Brien is a fascinating character because he got the best, most thought-provoking lines in the book. I know a lot of people read this in high school but I didn‘t and I am so glad because I was way too clueless then to understand what makes this book incredible. 12mo
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Double Indemnity | James M. Cain
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Have you seen the movie? Are you a fan of the noir genre? James Cain practically invented noir with this classic, Mildred Pierce and the Postman Always Rings Twice. In Double Indemnity, a desperate man falls for a definitive femme fatale and plays out the game “straight down the line” to the inevitable. If you‘re curious about the genre, read this taut, exhilarating gem of a book.

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Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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Took me 6 months to read this long winded door stop. But it‘s an exercise in perseverance. I know that books were serialized in the 1800s so it was the publishing fashion to go on forever but it‘s my opinion that if you want to read Wilkie Collins, read the Moonstone. It‘s 100 pages or so less than the Woman in White and the Moonstone is written much clearer in far more direct language.

MaGoose Thanks for the heads up. I'd read The Moonstone quite a few years ago. I was wondering if I should reread that or try this one. 13mo
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The Woman in White | Wilkie Colli

If I had been reading the Moonstone, I would be done with this book by now. Also, I updated my iPhone last night and it wiped all the data from my Litsy account. Thanks a lot Mac.😠

Drnkpnkprincess Whhhhhaaaaaat!?! I just updated mine and Litsy stayed intact! Such a bummer... BUT on another note, a woman in white is fantastic and yes it‘s ridiculously long but wait until you get to the 🤯 stuff and you‘ll finish it quickly! 1y
RaimeyGallant Did you get your Litsy data back? 1y
Cedricsmom @RaimeyGallant thanks for asking. I got some back but I don‘t think my stats came back. I need to replace my battery and that probably accounts for some issues. 1y
RaimeyGallant You should email screenshots to litsy@librarything.com. They're asking people with problems to. 1y
RaimeyGallant P.S. I'm having the sane issue. Someone has brought it up in the Facebook group, so we're not alone. 1y
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Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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I have been reading this book so long I‘m ashamed of myself. On the other hand, I have not given up and I refuse to give up on this classic. I am going to finish this book if it kills me. The back of it says “one of the greatest mystery thrillers ever written, Wilkie Collins‘ The Woman in White was a phenomenal bestseller” in wait for it... 1860. The classics matter although they are not easy to read. I will soldier on to the end!

amber_ldsmom This is one of my favorite books ever!! I know there is one section that is complete drudgery, but keep at it! You‘ll be glad you stuck with it. 🤗 1y
Cedricsmom Thanks for the encouragement Amber. 1y
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I‘m listening to this on CD and I recommend CD if you‘re interested in reading it, because you‘ll get Jennifer Lewis‘s wonderful voice, all of the accents and emphasis that only she can provide to her story. This is a definite five star read and trust me: you will laugh, you will cry, you will be like girl WTF and on down the line. Many know Ms Lewis from blackish, but before movies and television, she was a Broadway gypsy. What a life!❤️👍🏾

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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Giving this baby 4/5 stars. Good read with a noir feel. Anyone from the midwestern small town (and some not so small towns) will relate to this tale of secrets, collusion, and murder. I‘m a Jessica Jones fan so she pretty much read this one to me in my mind. Looking forward to her next book. ❤️📚❤️

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Fathers and Sons | Ivan Turgenev
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Pavel Petrovitch challenges Bazarov to a dual and this cracks me up because of Woody Allen‘s Love and Death: “Shall we say pistols at dawn?” “Sure we can say it. I don‘t know what it means, but we can say it.”😄

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 1y
Chelleo Welcome🤗 1y
Cedricsmom Thank you so much for the tips and comments. I feel so welcome here ❤️🙏🏽📚❤️ 1y
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Chelleo You‘re welcome! In case you‘re interested check out #blacklitsy 1y
Cedricsmom How did the Book profile get added? Where do those items live? Thanks for posting it; I now understand more about the book. 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😁 1y
RaimeyGallant @Cedricsmom Oh good! Were you asking @chelleo that question? You have to tag us in replies so we see them. :) 1y
Cedricsmom Thanks Raimey. I need to read the instructions.☺ 1y
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