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Christyco125

Christyco125

Joined February 2017

Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.
Lemony Snicket
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Pickpick

I am hooked. I am rushing within minutes of finishing the last page to get the next. I‘m almost out of Hoopla credits which will definitely slow my pace.
#2019christyread #graphicnovel

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Pickpick

I think this may be my most favorite in the series so far. Action, intrigue, broken hearts, redemption. What‘s not to love?
#2019christyread #series

Young4evr This is already on my “to read” shelf. Excited to start it now. 1mo
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Mehso-so

A bored suburban couple needs a new distraction. Then things get weird.
#2019christyread

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Pickpick

Good filler for when I‘m on hold for Louise Penny novels. I like how the link between books are side characters from previous novels.
#2019christyread #series

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Isola Vol. 1 | Brenden Fletcher
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I did not realize how far behind I was on my book posts. Local comic book store recommended this to me. I was skeptical at first because it isn‘t quite the snarky action that I usually read. Beautiful illustration and an interesting storyline.
#graphicnovel #2019christyread

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Pickpick

They just keep getting better. I wish the library queue wasn‘t so long for the rest.

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Pickpick

On a Tana French kick. This was interesting but it does take a leap of faith. No way there could be two unrelated strangers could look that identical.

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Pickpick

Not a lot of real action but heaps of internal action. I was about 4 hours in when I realized there wasn‘t a whole much going on but I was still interested. Narrator was excellent as well.

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Pickpick

I used my first Libro.fm credit on this. What a f*ed up place. I think I need to listen to this again because I think I missed some of the unbelievable stuff that Theranos pulled.
#WTF #audio

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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I didn‘t really read the description of the book before I started. I‘m so glad that I went in blind as I was just as unnerved as James when Jackie walked into that conference room. This was a beautiful and engaging story about relationships and how we must try to truly know someone.
#firsttoread

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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Excellent narrative of the aftermath of an undead rising. It was a quick read and it definitely left an impression.

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Awesome. I have implemented some of the strategies and I don‘t feel so tied to my phone. I have also become super aware of where everyone else‘s phone is during shared time like dinner.

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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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After 2 hours of wandering through B&N, I spent the whole gift card.
#bookhaul #moretbr

Chelsea.Poole Looks like some good choices 🤗 9mo
Reviewsbylola Two hours spent wisely! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 9mo
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Pickpick

The first book in the series was hard to get through but every book since has gotten better. This was a heartbreaker. You know what will happen eventually but you keep hoping that you are wrong.
#2019christyread #series

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Phenomenal and short. This would be a great book if you‘re in a reading funk. It didn‘t drag, there were some tense moments and some emotional investment in Cordi. However, the end is a little WTF.
#audio #2019christyread

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Versions of Us | Laura Barnett
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I have found my #nirvana and it is called 2nd & Charles. I can wander aisles and ogle books and my husband won‘t bug me. He‘s too busy going through the video games.

#bookhaul #moretbr

Readergrrl I see The Elegance of the Hedgehog! One of my all time favorites!!!!! Please tell us how you liked it! 10mo
Lcsmcat ❤️ Hedgehog! I hope you do too! 10mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Poignant. Inspiring. Wonderful. I was captivated by Michelle Obama‘s story. I may have to buy a physical copy to highlight and underline.
#audio #autobiography #yes

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Pickpick

I usually try to get to the end of every book as quickly as possible so I can start the next one. However, I enjoyed taking my time with this book. The Sisters Blythe were quirky and relatable. Edith and her mom also were great in how they demonstrated how the ripples of a tragedy could effect more than just the immediate players.

#theunreadshelf #christyread2019 #ontothenext

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I was able to get to the author meeting at the bookbar in Denver. I haven‘t made it through all of the essays but so far so good. #HelloReaders

HKGirl So cool!! 13mo
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Moving the Palace | Charif Majdalani
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Beautiful words to describe the journey of one man across many desserts in the early 20th century. The audio narrator was great as well.

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Mehso-so

It was a sweet story told from multiple POVs. I enjoyed it. #2018christyread

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Sunburn | Laura Lippman
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Pickpick

Adam and Polly are incendiary. All the lies and half truths and testing makes their relationship a car wreck. I feel sorry for Polly to a point but the story does stretch my sympathy to the limit. #2018christyread #audio

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I have finally have internet. I missed this all. Thanks to @JacqMac I added this TBR months ago and finally got to it. I loved this book. It was a little kooky and nostalgic. A little like Ready Player One but better. #2018christyread #MountTBR

JacqMac I‘m glad you liked it! 1y
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garc-A Mrquez
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure how I feel about this book. My sympathies were with Florentino until the last chapters. He pushed some boundaries that even for the time I had a problem with. Fermina was an interesting character who‘s impulsiveness seemed to work out for her in the end but could have went terribly awry. #InTranslation #2018christyread

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Salvation of a Saint | Keigo Higashino
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Pickpick

A procedural worthy of Sherlock. The mystery is not so much who committed the murder but how and why. It was interesting change from most western crime novels. #InTranslation #2018christyread

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Stars Uncharted | S. K. Dunstall
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Pickpick

Awesome. This book has a Firefly feel of found family and scrapes that require blowing things up. There was just enough action throughout the story for it never to get slow. Also, enough character to building to feel invested. The end left felt satisfying but left enough loose threads for a series. #FirsttoRead #ARC #2018christyread

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The Girl Before | Rena Olsen
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Wow. A compelling story and so many triggers. #2018christyread

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No Country for Old Men | Cormac McCarthy
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This was between a pick and a so-so. It was written without quotation marks and in phonetic dialect (used to could, bettern). It took some getting used to on my part. I feel it was a story about honor and maybe a little justice. #LitsyClassics #N #2018christyread

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A Murder in Time | Julie McElwain
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Pickpick

An FBI agent lost in time. I don‘t usually start series books but I think I might give the second one a try. There was a lot included in the story but it was a good world building book and a decent mystery. #2018christyread

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The Vanishing Season | Joanna Schaffhausen
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Mehso-so

I liked the give and take relationship between Ellery and Reed. Most of the book was good. However, I had picked out the killer by the second time he appeared in story. #2018christyread #quickread

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Up the Down Staircase | Bel Kaufman
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Mehso-so

I‘m still not a big fan of the epistolary format. However a solid story about a first year teacher and her struggles with the system. #LitsyClassics #u 15/26 #2018christyread

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Just Because | Francesca Theodorou
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1)Emma-Jane Austin, Lethal White-Robert Galbraith, Armistice-Lara Elena Donnelly
2) Bookmarks
3)January 25
4)I read more mystery/thriller books than I realized
#justbecause

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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio and followed up with the BBC miniseries. The book skips around and does a lot of behind the scenes story movement. The miniseries filled in a few gaps and left out some important parts. Dorothea was almost interesting but her lack of action killed it. Rosamund ended up being more interesting even though she was supposed to be one of the villains. #meh #2017christyread

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1. Hunger Games
2. Cheers!🍻
3. Not really
4. The one I don‘t have to cook
5. He reads the Farmer‘s Almanac

@jesshowbooks
#FriYAYintro

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We Were Liars | E. Lockhart
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This book was AWESOME. I was not expecting the end but it made sense. Oh and I cried a bit (at work). 😢 It will definitely go in the worth a re-read category. #audio #2018christyread

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A Horse Walks Into a Bar | David Grossman, Jessica Cohen
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Mehso-so

So not what I expected. A stand up comic has his most honest set ever. It has a American Pastoral feel. #notacomedy #2018christyread

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1. Red
2. Justified and Unbreakable Kimmy
3. Scarface Hotel
4. Ketchup mustard pickles
5. Packing boxes
#friyayintro

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Pickpick

This seemed a more romantic version of Lonesome Dove. Not as much action but some of the same feelings. The Virginian is a man of few words, high principles, and deep thoughts. #LitsyClassics #V #17 #2018christyread

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The Mermaid | Christina Henry
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The magic of the mermaid was really just a background to the struggle of woman fighting for her place in the world. The story was well written and brought up some interesting points about who is right and who is wrong when it comes to the treatment of people and animals. It was a quick and sub read even with the social commentary. #ARC #FirstToRead #2018christyread

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This was soo good. A weird coming of age story. It ended as it should and I was perfectly pleased. I hope the movie version isn‘t horrible. #2018christyread

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Ugh. I‘m so far behind with Litsy, reading and all the things that don‘t have to do with packing.
This was a nice wrap up for the series. It didn‘t leave everything tied up in a nice package but enough that I felt closure. The narrators for this series were good and kept it from bogging down. #LoveAudio #2018christyread

CoffeeNBooks I have all 3 books in this series, and I've read Oryx & Crake, but then I moved on to other books and haven't read the rest of this series. I probably need to get back to this series. I love Margaret Atwood! 2y
Christyco125 @CoffeeNBooks These were my first Atwoods. I‘d read more. 2y
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The Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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There was just enough world building in the first one that it to make it hard to start this series in the middle. However, the time frame for these is hard to calculate. I thought the first one was over a few years. Now I‘m thinking it was only a few weeks. I still loving this story line though. #2018christyread

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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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An interesting mix of sci fi and dystopia. The flashback format is usually pretty hard for me but this seemed more organic in the telling. I have already started the next book in the series. #2018christyread

CoffeeNBooks I really liked this book. I've read a few of Margaret Atwood's books. I haven't read the next in the series yet. 2y
Gezemice Atwood is awesome. This entire series is great. 2y
Lcsmcat This series is wonderful, and each book is better than the one before. 2y
Gharv I haven‘t ready the series but loved this one! After seeing these comments, definitely going to put them on my summer TBR! 2y
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Mehso-so

I think I should try the old translation. The new translation has a chapter of just leftover pages. It‘s my understanding the first translation was out together in order to be more fluid. I had a hard time with finding the point of the story. #LitsyClassics #T #2018christyread

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City on Fire | Garth Risk Hallberg
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The name selector has spoken.
🎉Congratulations @umbrellagirl !!! 🎉
Please contact me at christyco125 @ aol to make arrangements for the shipment of your prize package.
#yay5k

umbrellagirl Oh my! Thank you so much! 2y
umbrellagirl I just emailed you. Let me know if you don‘t receive it. Thank you again 💙 2y
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the first part of the collection. The second half seemed as though it could have been a novella. I wasn‘t sure if the stories from the first part were then related somehow to the second after I finished. There were some stories where the abrupt endings made it feel incomplete and others that it seemed to work. #ARC #FirstToRead #2108christyread

emilyhaldi Nice review. I met the author at the Ohioana Book Festival several weeks ago and he was really funny and sweet! I bought this book and have been meaning to get to it! 2y
Christyco125 @emilyhaldi A lot of the short stories have the same kind of feel as the description for his novel. 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Repost - Entries end tonight #yay5k

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An engaging story of a weirdly blended family with a touch of intrigue. You can tell that something happened to these kids as they grew up. However it is told from one POV so you can‘t “hear” what is in everybody‘s head. #goodread #2018christyread

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The Quiet American | Graham Greene
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Mehso-so

I think I will pass on any more Graham Greene books in the future. This is my second and I just don‘t like the way he talks about people. His main characters seem to only think in stereotypes. I did find the setting of the story interesting, Vietnam prior to the American military involvement. #LitsyClassics 14/26 #Q #2018christyread

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A very beautifully written true crime story. It was very jarring to hear my hometown mentioned in association with something so nefarious. My parents were just toddlers during the happenings. However I‘m sure my grandfather and great grandfather gossiped about at the farmer‘s “office”. #LitsyClassics #I #2018christyread