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Chelsea.Poole

Chelsea.Poole

Joined December 2016

Librarian📚 Mama to 2 little boys 👦🏼👶🏻 Literary fiction, mysteries, and a nonfiction book here and there.
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After the Flood by Kassandra Montag
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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This was great! Readers start out in the UK but end up traveling with our MCs to foreign locales to solve a mystery and also escape danger. We've got it all here: a haunted old luxury yacht, infidelity, adventure, assumed identities, teaming up of unlikely pairs, A PODCAST, wealth and the power it may bring, the Russian mob and so much more. It was a bit everywhere but in a nice way...? The #audiobook is the way to go! Also, lovely cover. ⚓️

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Narrated by the author, this #audiobook is amazing. I'm only an hour in but wow, it's so powerful. I've seen it on several of the #bestof2019 (so far) lists and I believe that's right where it belongs.

MelissaSue81 I saw this post and checked the library to put a hold on the audiobook.. and its available now! So I downloaded it.. but I have to finish The Institute first, which may take awhile! Gonna need to spend some audiobook time this weekend so I can get to it! 3d
Erinreadsthebooks Love that bird painting 😍 3d
Tamra I love your wallpaper! 3d
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Cathythoughts I‘m putting this on my audio list... 👍🏻♥️ 2d
Chelsea.Poole @MelissaSue81 I hope you enjoy! That always happens to me -- all the audiobooks come pouring in at once. 😊 2d
Chelsea.Poole @Tamra Thanks! It was already done when we moved in. I happen to love it too 😊 2d
Chelsea.Poole @Cathythoughts it's a tough listen in places. I've seen "brutal" used in reviews and I must agree. But so so beautiful too! 2d
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This thriller had loads going on.
Creepy toys, secret gardens, night noises, suspicious neighbors, creaky houses, dusty attics -- this one had so many of the things that happen to scare me. I found some of the plot points to be really out there. This fit the bill for a creepy October read and the #audiobook was great. 🔑
This amazing cupcake bouquet has not a thing to do with the book but it was too pretty not to be in the picture. 🧁

Cortg Yay! This is one of our book club choices the spring!
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks beautiful photo!! 4d
cathipink Cupcake bouquet? Yes please! 4d
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Hooked_on_books I would not have known those were cupcakes. So cool! 4d
OnlyYoo I liked this book way more than I thought I was going to! 4d
Chelsea.Poole @Cortg hope you all enjoy! 3d
Chelsea.Poole @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks! It was all a co-worker's greatness! 3d
Chelsea.Poole @cathipink @hooked_on_books and if you can believe it, they tasted as good as they looked! 3d
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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#currentlyreading on my day off 📖
Loving this Scottish mystery with a podcast at the center of it all.

monalyisha Hm! Your description reminds me a bit of Sadie. Did you read that one? 6d
monalyisha I think I‘m going to add it to my TBR (or TBL, really. Seems like it‘d be great on audio!) 6d
Chelsea.Poole @monalyisha Yes I read Sadie...this one is different. Different setting and different vibe but the podcast element is similar. I am really enjoying it on #audiobook, you should go for it! 😊 (edited) 5d
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Such a creepy #audiobook! But it is very different than many of these "domestic thrillers", and I'm happy about it. The setting, an old building in nyc, is central to the plot. If you're looking for an atmospheric, creepy novel for this month, I'd recommend this one. ?? also, pictured are my mom's beautiful flowers ? from next door.

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Finished this intriguing #audiobook while multitasking. I'm trying to be a better plant mom and propagated new babies this weekend (pictured) while listening to my book. I found this two-part tale to be quite different but the connection between Harper Lee, and the Reverend Maxwell all makes sense. I enjoyed both parts of the book and learned much about the famous author I didn't know. 🌱

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We went apple picking (in our own yard!) and I made baked apples 🍎 while listening to my book. Got a lot of my book done as the boys napped. Now to eat the baked apples over coffee cake my mom made. Multitasking at its finest! Also, the weather is finally cool and rainy, fall feeling. 🍁
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LiteraryinLititz This sounds like a perfect fall day! 2w
Ruthiella 😋 yum! 2w
Zelma Yum! I love apple season. 2w
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RealBooks4ever What a wonderful day! 💜 2w
Chelsea.Poole @ruthiella @zelma I have apples coming out of my ears! Wish I could share with you all! 🍎 2w
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Litsy fam -- you all would definitely appreciate this book! I had a perfect morning of reading this in the tub with a fall candle and a bath bomb. Plus, look at those endpapers! 🤩 #readaboutreading #selfcaresunday #bookandbath

CoffeeCatsBooks Oh, I love pretty endpapers! 💕 2w
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Workflow spreadsheet with an #audiobook on #libby. Loving it when I can work on something that also allows listening to a book 🤓
Also, I'm not really participating, but I've seen lots of posts and this one definitely fits! #scarathon 😱

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Very Nice | Marcy Dermansky
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Very Nice was a quick read for me. Entertaining, mostly light, but with some pretty unlikable (which I found to be realistic) characters. We have a family going through a separation with the college-age daughter caught in the middle. Readers meet others in their orbit and some semi-weirdness ensues. Pick from me!

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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I found the second part to be much better than the first half. This is a timely story for the #metoo movement and I'm glad more books are out dealing with sexual assault and women in the workplace. However, I found some of the happenings here super far-fetched. 🌹

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I thought it was a great follow-up, although not as epic as the original. I found it to be a great page-turner. Gilead is just as messed up as the last time I visited. Recommended 🌟

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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#currentlyreading #reesesbookclub #readandlisten
I've been reading such excellent books lately and I'm having rather lackluster feelings towards this one. Not that I don't like it, just that it's not as moving and exciting as some of its peers. I'm doing this on #audiobook mainly which could be part of the issue...?

Hooked_on_books I read it in print and loved it! 3w
Buechersuechtling What it pity that‘s it‘s not gripping for you. 😟 I read the database entry, it sounds interesting. 3w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Taking my time with this one. I'm really enjoying it! Loving this warm early-fall weather with a mini reading picnic at the park while my boys played.
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lauren.lerner I‘m so excited to read this one!! 3w
Buechersuechtling Sounds like you had a cosy day. 🍁📖🍁 3w
RealBooks4ever Nice quilt! 💜 3w
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I loved it. I have found that I really enjoy a good drama, even better with multiple generations. There is so much depth here and I think it would make an excellent book club book. I can't say much without some spoilers but this book does an excellent job of exploring the effects of trauma over several generations. Is history destined to repeat itself? Are we doomed by our genes or is there a way to overcome? #recommended 🌟

kspenmoll Great review. This is my October‘s book club pick! 3w
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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Pumpkin black tea, a pumpkin latte ball, and the new Ann Patchett for a mini work break. I haven't started this one yet, but I look forward to it! I've heard good things!

Clare-Dragonfly Is a latte ball a baked good?! That sounds delicious. 3w
Chelsea.Poole @Clare-Dragonfly it is 4 ingredients, no bake and keto. It's coconut flour, almond butter, pumpkin and stevia. Found on Pinterest 😊 3w
lele1432 Ooh I'm going to have to find some pumpkin tea!! 🍁 3w
Chelsea.Poole @lele1432 This was a co-workers so I can't say where she got it and I don't even remember the brand, sorry! 3w
lele1432 Oh you‘re fine! I‘m sure I can find some on amazon lol. 3w
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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I started this family drama a few days ago but keep forgetting to post about it. I am enjoying the #audiobook so far, but I do agree that it is pretty much a downer. I'm hoping some positive events turn the characters' lives around!
As seen here with my breakfast--featuring pumpkin spice Cheerios 🎃
#bookandbreakfast #readandeat

SheilaChew Love your Litsy mug! 1mo
Bakingbookworm Ooooo, I love the Litsy mug!! 1mo
Jerdencon My sons favorite cereal! Lol 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @SheilaChew @Bakingbookworm Isn't it cool!? thank you! 😊 (edited) 4w
Chelsea.Poole @Jerdencon my boys like it too 🥣 4w
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Loved this one. The setting and the characters jumped right off the page. Elizabeth Gilbert is great. Also, I listened to the #audiobook which was amazing. Makes me want to visit nyc which I still have yet to do!
Ps-- how perfectly do these fall flowers match the cover!?

Mamashep I thought Blair Brown was the perfect person to read this book! 1mo
AmyG Great photo. I loved this book, too. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🌸❤️ 1mo
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OnlyYoo Glad you liked it! I just picked up a copy so I‘m excited! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Mamashep I agree-- loved the audiobook 😊 4w
Chelsea.Poole @OnlyYoo oh good--hope you enjoy 😊 4w
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Finally able to start this jewel 💎

Jemmygem Love that mug where did you get. Would like to get one for my daughter who got me into Litsy 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Jemmygem I won it from @Litsy 🤗 I'm not sure how to purchase one. I'm sorry! 1mo
Jemmygem Oh ok no worries I guess I‘ll have to win one. Thanks 1mo
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I really enjoyed this #truecrime #nonfiction in which the author holds a mirror up to readers who identify as true crime fans. We have four stories of very different women who embody the following "characters" in true crime: the detective, the victim, the defender, and the killer. This book was super relatable but I did not enjoy the first story as much as the following three.

mom2bugnbee Is it wrong that all I can focus on in this picture is the cannoli? 😋 1mo
Buechersuechtling @mom2bugnbee It can‘t be because I just made the same experience. 😂 1mo
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Beautiful photos of boys 4 and up along with inspirational quotes from these real boys. This coffee table book is perfect for parents of boys to share with their children.

The cover pictured alongside pictures of my two boys ♥️

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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These beauties arrived yesterday at the library ♥️
I can't wait to dig into my copy!

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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I kissed this book when it arrived at the library. Turns out it was an appropriate response because I ended up loving this one as much as All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I went in blind and was so pleasantly surprised by the characters. I read the book but also listened to the #audiobook mostly which enhanced Gentry's Middle English. It felt clunky to read but when spoken aloud was actually quite lovely. Definitely recommended 🌟

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When the book title matches your mood. 😆
I had a surprise delivery at work today -- my favorite pastry from my favorite coffee shop from my son and father in law ♥️
I had the digital #arc of this book but couldn't resist the physical copy at the library. I usually am able to read books much quicker in this format! 📖

LauraJ I‘m still waiting on my library copy. If I find powdered sugar in it, I‘ll know where it came from 😈 1mo
Cathythoughts Loving that cover 1mo
Buechersuechtling You possibly can lend me your son and your father-in-law to bring me my favourite pastries 🤤 from my favourite coffee shop as a surprise to my office❓😉 (What a nice idea‼️😍) (edited) 1mo
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Chelsea.Poole @LauraJ 😆 lol!! I am a pretty messy eater, but I inhaled everything crumb of that thing. 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Cathythoughts I agree. And it matches the insides pretty well so far! 1mo
Chelsea.Poole @Buechersuechtling They are pretty sweet guys! Although they do go to the shop just about every day after my son's preschool and the library where I work is about two blocks down from the shop and on their way home. But this is the first time I've gotten a treat too! In other words, this needs to happen more often 😉 1mo
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Asymmetry | Lisa Halliday
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It was ok. I didn't quite catch the interaction between the first two stories because I was pretty bored and could barely pay attention by the end when we "discovered" what was going on. #pass

Ruthiella Yeah, I was hoping for more from the title too. 😕 2mo
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Yes, that's a pumpkin spice latte. Helloooo, September and the change in seasons. 🍁
Also, this book is a page turner! I really enjoy Karin Slaughter but I haven't read the series in their entirety. I started with the book before this one in the Will Trent series and haven't read any in the Grant County series, but I didn't have a problem orienting myself with the characters or the action. I do plan to go back and read more of both series soon.

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Good morning, Litsy! 🌞
Finally breaking out this sweet mug ☕️
Just dropped off my preschooler for his first day of school. It was tough. Tea and a book is helping to sooth my nerves.

Karen3 Where did you get the mug? I love it! 2mo
Dawnrod1970 Love the mug mug! 2mo
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Such a page turner. Karin Slaughter never disappoints! I had the chance to read a few chapters this afternoon but I'd love to really sink my teeth into it. My kids have other plans for me though.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I loved it. I'm not a huge YA reader but this #audiobook is everywhere and happens to be excellent. The hype is real!
Food, teen mom, high school life, financial struggles, hometown/cultural pride, romance, family love. And the audiobook is clearly the way to go with the author providing the phenomenal narration.

Scochrane26 I really liked the audiobook but didn‘t catch some of the Spanish. Will prob look at book next time I‘m at library just for that. 2mo
LeeRHarry I loved this one too! 😊 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Scochrane26 I usually do try to have the physical book checked out along with the audio. I like referring to it in case I need some clarity on something. total book nerd here🤓 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @LeeRHarry didn't it make you want to try out those delicious sounding recipes!? I mean I want to eat the food but not enough to actually try it out 😆 2mo
LeeRHarry @Chelsea.Poole same here! 😀 now if someone was to make it for me...😊 2mo
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The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve
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I read a book by Anita Shreve years ago; I was probably too young to really "get" her then. Just finished this lovely little thing and I feel like I should go back and read her work because it would be so much more meaningful to me at this point in my life. I found this one to be an excellent portrayal of the life of an American housewife in the late 40s-50s. Both literary and compelling. Read for #bookclub at the #library ?

Scochrane26 I‘ve read the Pilot‘s wife and The Weight of Water yrs ago. I remember liking both but haven‘t read her others. 2mo
LeeRHarry I have read most of her books. So sad she is no longer with us. 😔 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Scochrane26 I was thinking of starting with The Pilot's Wife. Seems to be her most well-known 😊 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @LeeRHarry agreed!! 😔 2mo
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The Stars Are Fire | Anita Shreve
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This weather is perfection. Blue skies, sun, and a cool breeze; couldn't be better.
My boys are playing on the playground and I'm reading on a quilt. We also brought a picnic. Life is good ☀️
I'm really enjoying this one for #bookclub on Monday.

Izaday anita shreve is a classic good read 2mo
Kloves2read Love Anita Shreve! I haven't read this one yet but, Fortune's Rock's amd Sea Glass are my favorite from her. Enjoy! 2mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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My shirt matches perfectly with this cover so I attempted a book selfie but I'm a terrible selfie taker 🙈 and the lighting is horrible BUT -- I AM LOVING THIS BOOK ♥️
Plus, That cover is total #coverlove 🥭🍍🍑🍒🥥
The #audiobook is amazing.
I realize I am gushing. It's just so good.

Pruzy Awesome selfie, looking great! 🙌 2mo
Buechersuechtling No, I like your picture 🧡 but I understand that feeling of always having the impression that it‘s worse in one‘s own eyes than in the other‘s. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Pruzy @Buechersuechtling thank you all! ☺️ 2mo
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Ahhhhh!!! So excited!! Please, universe, send me the time to read all of these beauties 😍😍😍 #libraryhaul #bookhaul #tbr

Buechersuechtling 😁 This feeling I know it so well – so you have all my sympathy. ❤️🧡💛 2mo
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I read so many "psychological thrillers", many of which are utterly unbelievable or completely forgettable. This is not the case here!! I found this one to be riveting and well put together. I don't want to say too much about the plot but it did keep me guessing and entertained the whole way through! #audiobook #libby also just realized I could use the hashtag #recommendsday ?

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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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This #audiobook was a wild ride. A quick read and unlike many of the "domestic thrillers" I've read in the past couple years. A different type of thriller that made me question how far I would go to protect my children. Good!! ?

TheRomantiCate I‘m dying to read this one... it seems like a really great concept (edited) 2mo
Cathythoughts A great read 👍🏻 2mo
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So so confusing at the beginning, middle and then I loved the end. I think a major part of my problem is I tried to read this at the beach during family vacation with lots going on. It's not something that I was able to easily jump back into after a break. Would have been better for me if I had several uninterrupted hours to devote to Evelyn. But overall, it was so inventive and for that it's a total pick. #audiobook #familybookclub

Cathythoughts Great that you enjoyed it ! Anything with numbers freaks me out 😳.. still , it does sound good 👍🏻 2mo
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The Chain | Adrian McKinty
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My current #audiobook is a thriller and, as a parent, I couldn't imagine being told: kidnap another child to get yours back! Terrifying, but I gotta see what happens!! 😳😱

OnlyYoo I just got a copy of this and can‘t wait to read it!! It reminds me of that movie The Box where if you push a button then you get a million dollars but someone somewhere dies 2mo
Dolly I don‘t think I could read that one. My mind gets anxious just hearing what it‘s about 😬 2mo
Izaday how is the audiobook? i read the book and it was amazing. 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole @OnlyYoo definitely that same vibe!! Although this is amplified...what would you do to save your child!?! There's nothing most parents would stop at. The ethical dilemma in this book is agonizing!! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Dolly I have caught myself holding my breath several different times. It's making me anxious but I keep reminding myself that it's fiction. Hard to put down! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Izaday the audiobook is very well done. The narrator is January LaVoy and she does an excellent job. 2mo
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I've seen this book everywhere since it was released this spring. I enjoyed the #audiobook narrated by the author. Less actual food than what I had anticipated but I still enjoyed it! Reichl mainly writes about her experiences as the editor of Gourmet magazine which I found enlightening.

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Got rained out of the beach 🌧
Sitting in the beach house with book, snacks, & a drink. #arc #readandeat
Loving this book so far!

OnlyYoo I loveeee Reds! My drink of choice haha 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @OnlyYoo one of my favorites! But this one is "wicked" which I guess means more alcohol and I wasn't a huge fan of it. 2mo
OnlyYoo Good to know! 2mo
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My first time #audiopuzzling and it's so nice! The kids were asleep and my sister in law and I worked a puzzle. It's one of our things at the beach each year 😊
Reading this foodie #memoir which is a window into a very different world from my own. I love when that happens. Reading is the best ♥️

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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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Literally been waiting all year to get my toes in the sand. So happy to finally be able to do some beach reading 📖 🏖 🐚
Starting this #arc from @WilliamMorrowBooks RIGHT NOW! 🙌🏻🌊

WilliamMorrowBooks Ah it‘s so good! Wish I was at the beach. 2mo
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??? I'm sitting here, on the beach, with tears in my eyes and chills on my skin (in 90 degrees) with pure love and affection for this amazing book. Going to be a top read of 2019 for me! I truly didn't expect to experience so much emotion in this quiet little book. Loved "Kitchens" and even more blown away by this tale of pie, beer, hardworking women and family ties. READ IT!! ♥️♥️♥️

Cinfhen #Stacked 😁❤️ 2mo
Crazeedi I've heard such good things about this book 2mo
Reggie You have me convinced!!! Stacked. 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen @Reggie I hope I didn't overhype it & that you all enjoy! I wasn't expecting to love it as much as I did! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Crazeedi I haven't read many reviews but I need to see what others thought. Adored it ♥️ 2mo
Reggie @Chelsea.Poole no worries, you had me at 😭😭😭, lol. Also the other book she wrote was talked about on Get Booked a couple of weeks ago so she was kinda on my radar. Looking forward to it. 2mo
LauraBeth I just finished this and LOVED IT!!!!! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Reggie the author is actually male, which I was surprised to learn with his first book as well! Makes me appreciate this book all the more because I read an article that said he based the characters in this book on his mother. Also, I almost never cry with books. Seriously got me in the feels 😭 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @LauraBeth oh my gosh wasn't it so great!!?! I'm happy to see others enjoying it as much as I did. I've already pushed it into my mom's hands! 🥰 2mo
Aprilflower Reading this now and really enjoying it! 2mo
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Amazing avocado toast 🍞🥑 -- my beach lunch. LOVE THIS BOOK!! Nearly finished and I'll be sad to see it end. #readandeat

Buechersuechtling Then I hope that the ending will be satisfactory and that the next intriguing book is already waiting in line. And before everything else enjoy beach 🏖, vacation 🕶 and company. 2mo
Eggs I guess I must read this book since I am a Minnesotan... 2mo
JennyM You always pick the best books - #stacked! 😘 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole @Buechersuechtling the ending was PERFECTION!! Thanks, we just got back home. It was a nice vacation but it's always good to be home ♥️ 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @eggs I adored it. Even more of a reason to give it a try as a Minnesotan! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @JennyM you're too sweet!! 🥰 I adored this, and I hope you do too♥️ 2mo
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My family book club #beachread for our week at the beach! 🏖 hopefully it gets a thumbs up! We are all a bit confused so far.

Booktastic It's a tough one to follow if you have to pick it up and put it down often! I struggled. 2mo
RachelAmphlett Do stick with it - it settles down about a third of the way in, and then whoosh! One of my favourite reads this year. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Booktastic ohhhh no! That's what we are all doing: picking up/putting it down often. Shoot! Maybe I should have chosen something else for the trip. 😔 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @RachelAmphlett thank you! I hope we can muster the patience. I am getting close to a third of the way through. Thanks for the encouragement ☺️ 2mo
Booktastic @Chelsea.Poole You might do better than I did! My memory just wasn't good enough to keep track of what was going on 2mo
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Breakfast at the beach! Loving this book!
💐 Bouquet to celebrate my sister in law passing her state boards to become a
🧬 certified genetic counselor 🧬

Buechersuechtling Wonderful flowers. 😃 Plus: Pass on my congratulations‼️ 2mo
JennyM Have fun at the beach 🏝😘 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Buechersuechtling thank you!! ☺️ she's definitely in celebration mode! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @JennyM thank you!! We are enjoying beach life! 😊 2mo
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We are on the road -- beach bound!! 🏖 🚘
Really enjoying this one so far. I adore his first, Kitchens, and this one is the same vibe. Hopefully I'll get time to read with these crazy boys of mine!

Lcsmcat Safe travels! 2mo
Cathythoughts Enjoy the beach 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Brithomas17 Have fun at the beach! And enjoy the book! 2mo
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Hoopiefoot Hooray for the beach! 2mo
Eggs I liked Kitchens too 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Lcsmcat @Cathythoughts @hoopiefoot @Brithomas17 thank you all! We are here on day 2 and loving it! 🌊 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Eggs I'm finding this one to be excellent as well! 2mo
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After the Flood | Kassandra Montag
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My#beachbooks for a week at the beach with my two (2&4 yo) boys, family & friends. So so excited! I have been saving some really good looking books for this trip and I'm hoping I get a chance to read these! 🤞🏻 🏖 also, accidental #rainbowstack 🌈

Crazeedi Have a great vacation!! 2mo
Buechersuechtling Have a safe trip and a wonderful time. ⛱🌊 2mo
cathipink Oooh, some great picks in there. Have fun! 2mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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First of all, I do see the greatness of this. It was just so gosh-darn long though! I feel bad thinking this way because it was moving and a subject matter (the AIDS crisis) I've rarely encountered. Pick, but I ended with some questions and was a bit relieved to be finished.

Hooked_on_books Frankly, I think it would have been better as just Yale‘s story. Fiona‘s didn‘t add as much as it should have. (edited) 2mo
cathipink I was a bit ho hum on this one myself (although it was Yale's story I didn't love - or, more accurately, Yale). I felt like I need to think about this one more, and I appreciate what the author was doing, but the way the story was told felt more clinical (in terms of writing and storytelling techniques) than I expected. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @Hooked_on_books I can totally see that helping with the issues I had with it! 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @cathipink Agreed! I couldn't put my finger on it exactly, but I think that's it-- "clinical" or a feeling of being removed from the action somehow. I did like the story, it's the way it was told as you said that was a problem for me! 2mo
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Bailedbailed

Started two #audiobook titles this morning that I have been waiting on from the library for months. It was a "no" to both of them. Returned one right after the other. ? hate it when that happens! At least I figured out they were not for me right off the bat. Thanks to the reviewers on Litsy who helped me make my decisions! On to the next one!

MallenNC I tried to read The Editor but didn‘t get too far. I wanted to like it so I may try it again sometime. 2mo
cathysaid Happens to me as well. I‘ll check out a couple in a row that I don‘t like, then I‘ll start checking out other subpar books out of desperation to have one to listen to on my commute. Ten books later I usually land on one I like 😬 2mo
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Funny-ish little stories. Semi relatable. I don't think it's something that'll stick with me but it was entertaining. Less actual southern experiences and more NYC essays written by someone from the south.

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