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Cinfhen

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Yay ~ it‘s #DecemberChill #MusicalMatters
Here‘s my chill playlist!!

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7xSc3WbnY4nCc65o8TpApN?si=m-JmuzGVQ3aYin0xv-PP...

Bonus points if you can identify one of my top 5 all time favorite song that‘s on this playlist😉

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Hooked_on_books I‘m going to guess it‘s Lovely Day 1d
Cinfhen Nope @Hooked_on_books but it‘s in my Top 10 🎵💕 1d
jenniferw88 Easy on me? 1d
wanderinglynn That‘s a tough one because this is a great playlist. But I‘ll guess Say Something because JT. 1d
MatchlessMarie Gonna go with Bittersweet Symphony. Great pick for December 💙 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Nobody‘s Love? 1d
Chrissyreadit Lovely Day? 1d
mjdowens Lovely Day 1d
TheKidUpstairs My guess is Bittersweet Symphony. Great playlist! 1d
Librarybelle I‘d have to go with Bittersweet Symphony (that‘s one of my all time favorite songs, so I‘m a bit biased!) 1d
Lizpixie Stargazing & Lonely Together? 1d
Cinfhen Woohoo @MatchlessMarie @TheKidUpstairs @Librarybelle @Megabooks It is Bittersweet Symphony but I‘m pretty gaga over JT @wanderinglynn and I DO LOVE the Bill Withers song @Chrissyreadit @mjdowens who am I kidding I‘m crazy about Adele & Adam Levine too @jenniferw88 @erzascarletbookgasm 🥰 1d
Cinfhen Nope my #SistaFromAnotherMista @lizpixie but both of those songs are 🔥🔥🔥🔥 1d
Lizpixie Damn. I was gonna go The Verve(it‘s one if my faves too but The Drugs Don‘t Work is their best song) but thought it was too obvious. Did you get your 2021 Unwrapped playlist today? Mine was a bit of a surprise honestly, though the fact 4 of my top 5 genres are rock of some kind wasn‘t a shocker🤟 #hairmetalforever 1d
Megabooks Yay!! It‘s a great song. 👍🏻👍🏻 1d
BarbaraBB I love Nevermind and am thrilled you have it on your list! 1d
Cinfhen Dennis Lloyd is Israeli @BarbaraBB did you know that?? 1d
Cinfhen My Spotify wrap-up is whack this year @Lizpixie apparently I had Israeli pop as my number one genre / which is wild but Spotify doesn‘t lie 😆😂 1d
BarbaraBB No i didn‘t! How cool! But I love that song 🎶 1d
TrishB Great post 👍🏻 1d
Kdgordon88 Great playlist with some new to me songs to check out. Bittersweet is an all time fave of mine, too. You have great taste! 💜 24h
KarenUK Love this! Thanks for sharing! 💕 23h
Cinfhen Im still #AnEightiesGirl @TrishB @Kdgordon88 @KarenUK but my 80‘s music doesn‘t really lend itself to chill 9h
Centique Bittersweet Symphony is one of my favourites too 💕 8h
Cinfhen I have a an obscure Billy Joel song, a WHAM song, a U2 song & a Chicago song in my top 5 @Centique because memories, not necessarily the best songs but probably most significant (?) although the Verve song is purely for the vibes and music (edited) 6h
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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I‘m enjoying this audio, since dysfunctional families are a satisfying jam…BUT this story needed better editing, it‘s LOOOOOONG!!! I feel like the old Liane Moriarty is back, her prose is cracking and the story/ suspense is 🔥🔥🔥 Audio narration is 🙌🏻♥️🎧#AudioCooking

AmyG Ha. I, too, love to read about dysfunctional families. 1d
Cinfhen Have u read this one @AmyG I think you‘d like it!!! Narration is fabulous 1d
AmyG I stacked it. 👍🏻 1d
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Start Spinning | Maggie Casey
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Looking forward to my #BookSpin & #DoubleSpin books for December @TheAromaofBooks ♥️🎉📚
And someone is looking forward to bath-time 🐶🐾😉

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! And hopefully yours enjoys baths more than mine. Paisley always stands in the tub with that “I know you're going to murder me but what can I do“ look in her eyes! 😂 2d
Cinfhen This little guy LOVES bath-time @TheAromaofBooks 2d
TrishB Sansa loves baths too ♥️ 2d
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Cathythoughts Someone is adorable 🥰 2d
AlaMich I love how you captured the tail mid-wag! 😂 2d
Cinfhen He‘s the sweetest pup @Cathythoughts he belongs to my daughter @AlaMich who caught the tail wag 😁 2d
Megabooks Herzy!! 💜💜💜 1d
Cinfhen He‘s the sweetest @Megabooks how‘s Miss Molly?? 1d
Megabooks @Cinfhen she‘s good! It‘s sunny here today, so she‘s really enjoying that. My little outdoor girl 💜💜 23h
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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Up next 🎧 My library hold came in ♥️🙌🏻

Cathythoughts A good read , I thought 👍🏻 2d
Cinfhen I‘m SUPER engaged @Cathythoughts it‘s REALLY FUN!!! Reminds me a bit of The Murder Club books - have you read them 2d
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britt_brooke This was (barely) so-so for me. I hope you have a better experience! 🤞🏼 1d
Cinfhen I‘m liking it BUT it‘s REALLY REALLY REALLY unnecessarily LONG @britt_brooke 1d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen That was a big part of my issue! Needed to be wrapped up in about 300 pages. 1d
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Going There | Katie Couric
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Katie Couric goes from sugar & spice & everything nice to channeling Bethenny Frankel #ZeroFucks attitude 🙊
Katie definitely GOES THERE and frankly, I was ALL EARS 👂🏼 🎧
With more than 40 years of behind the scenes TV history, Katie has a very extensive arsenal of explosive material and she‘s decided now is the time to detonate 💥☄️💥☄️ 👇🏽

Cinfhen I don‘t think this book will increase her fan base, but I appreciated her transparency & lack of sugar coating her career choices. Audio was 🔥🔥🔥🔥 (edited) 2d
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 2d
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB There was A LOT to unpack and I enjoyed hearing Katie recount both her finer moments and not so nice highlights. It‘s also a chronicle of the last 4 decades of historic events as seen through a reporter‘s eyes. She included actual audio clips which was memorable (edited) 2d
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Going There | Katie Couric
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This is a REALLY captivating listen 🎧 Katie is endearing and ripping😉 She‘s definitely GOING THERE!!! I‘m loving the inclusion of some actual audio clips from her illustrations career. SO GOOD 😊

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Going There | Katie Couric
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 my library FINALLY bought an audiobook I recommended!!!! I‘m so excited 🎊 This is going right into play!!

Megabooks I‘m on the list for this at my library! 4d
MatchlessMarie Love when that happens! 4d
Cinfhen It‘s really good so far @MatchlessMarie !!! I think you‘re gonna enjoy it @Megabooks ❣️❣️❣️ 3d
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I‘m really loving this book. Lamb writes so viscerally and beautifully. I‘m taken right back to the late 1970‘s - when Thursday‘s meant the new issue of TV Guide would be waiting in the mailbox. And that euphoria of discovering what lay ahead in the upcoming week. I would read the TV Guide cover to cover, like it was a text book. Life was full of wonder & anticipation pre Internet. Ohhh, and the JOY of those Fall Preview Issues🥰

Cinfhen Have you started yet @TrishB ??? 4d
Bookboss Oh, my goodness! I need to read this. I LOVED getting the new TV Guide. 4d
Cinfhen It‘s really a book about mental illness/schizophrenia @Bookboss but the author describes a scene when one brother rips up the new issue of TV Guide in a rage before his twin has a chance to read it. It was written so vividly (edited) 4d
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TrishB Nope! Haven‘t finished the last book yet. Work stress. Meetings all day and brain fog by the end of it. 😞 looking forward to it eventually……. 4d
Cinfhen Ugh, work stress!! Did they have TV Guide in the UK @TrishB 4d
TrishB We had the equivalent - I can‘t remember the exact name though! Someone with a better memory than me can shout out. I‘m in a mtg that‘s going on for ever at the moment…..hence being on Litsy. 4d
Cinfhen Ooops, sorry @TrishB xxx @squirrelbrain @rockpools you might remember…..what was the UK equivalent of TV Guide?? 4d
rockpools Look at those covers!! We had Radio Times and TV Times (both did telly & radio). I think Radio Times was a BBC thing, so probably a bit more ‘proper!‘ Later on I loved going through them with a felt-tip circling all the must-see programmes (probably Top of the Pops and, um, Top of the Pops!) 4d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen oh my goodness you just brought back memories for me! TV Guides!! They were the best! Like you I read them cover to cover. And we also got Readers Digests that I devoured, 😀 4d
Cinfhen My grandparents got Readers Digest @Crazeedi and I remember loving those too!!! 4d
Cinfhen Top of the Pops!! What night was that on @rockpools ?? In all of my #MusicalMemoirs that program is always mentioned as the pinnacle of their success to perform on Top of the Pops 4d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen let's just say this Cindy, I read everything I could, we didn't have money to buy books, of course I used the library, but anything print that came in the house was fair game for me! In the summer we had a traveling bookmobile that I borrowed from since the school was closed 4d
squirrelbrain The Christmas Radio Times was always the most exciting! @rockpools @TrishB @Cinfhen 4d
rockpools @Cinfhen Thursday nights, 7 o‘clock (ish). Truly iconic British TV. Not always for the right reasons 😬, but I‘m guessing every band of the 70s/80s has a TOTP story to tell. And yes @squirrelbrain - I LOVED the Christmas edition 😁 4d
Cinfhen So funny, we all had similar experiences despite our age, or continent @rockpools @squirrelbrain @TrishB @Crazeedi that proves what it is to be a reader!!! Everything with print was devoured!!! 😊 4d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen @rockpools @squirrelbrain @TrishB that's why we are connected here❤❤ 4d
LeahBergen Those covers! What a blast from my past. 🤣 4d
Suet624 I think this is the best of Lamb‘s books. I read it when it came out and my twins were babies. It impacted me greatly. 4d
Cinfhen Hahaha, I KNEW you‘d LOVE these covers @LeahBergen but im having trouble placing the TV shows for the 3 guys. I recognize Eric Estrada - CHIPS and I think one is The Dukes of Hazard guy(?)…. 4d
Cinfhen I didn‘t know you had twins @Suet624 !!! This book is such a chunkster but it‘s fantastic/ such good writing 4d
Suet624 Yup, 2 of my 4 kids are twins. 🥰 4d
LeahBergen Yep and the third is Greg Evigan from BJ and the Bear 🤣🤣 4d
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So Lucky | Dawn OPorter
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“Everyone has something”
Ain‘t that the truth!?!!
I thought this book was going to be mindless fluff, but Nooooooo…There‘s body positivity, motherhood, hidden illnesses (PCOS), social media(toxicity), mental health, female friendship and SEX (lots of sex). It‘s about what we perceive about others, and what others want us to assume about them. There‘s one bit towards the end, I didn‘t like, but that‘s probably more me.
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Cinfhen Overall this was really entertaining, especially with the narration.
Thanks @karenuk - you sent me a winner.
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KarenUK Fluff with some depth I call it! 😉 4d
Cinfhen Even the cover is about perceptions @KarenUK 😉 3d
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The Cyber Monday Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary | Love Shop, CREATESPACE INDEPENDENT PUB
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I have zero self control
Just bought 6 more audio deals….

britt_brooke I‘m so happy you tagged me! I still need to browse the sale!! 🎧💸💸 5d
squirrelbrain I bought 3. They were only Q9 each so why wouldn‘t I?! Ours were different to yours though; not so many good ones. 5d
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TrishB Go you 😁 5d
Cinfhen I‘m happy to pass along valuable information @britt_brooke @Megabooks xx 4d
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB it‘s hard to resist a good deal - too bad your choices were limited @squirrelbrain the US store had A LOT of really good options!! 4d
Megabooks 😘😘😘 4d
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So Lucky | Dawn OPorter
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Here we go @KarenUK xxx I LOVE the cover and the author‘s narration - gorgeous voice

Cinfhen There‘s some REAL DARK SHIT here @KarenUK wasn‘t expecting that!!! I‘m definitely hooked, as I have no idea where this is going. 5d
KarenUK It definitely has more than it initially feels like it does…. 5d
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Since my next audio is going to be fiction and I‘m currently reading 2 fiction books, I think I‘m ready to wrap it up for #NonFictionNovember 🤓I read 19 books and many ended up being my favorites of the year!!! Thanks to @Soubhiville who reminded me November was the month for NonFiction!! Only one of these books were in print, the rest were all audios 🎧♥️Will Smith was my favorite but the whole top row was outstanding!!

BkClubCare Applause 👏 5d
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Soubhiville Wow! Great month! 5d
Cinfhen Audios = TOTAL game changer @Soubhiville @BkClubCare ♥️ 5d
Graywacke Very impressive. Noting Will Smith‘s book. Does he read it himself? 5d
Cinfhen Yes @Graywacke He reads, raps, sings and does fabulous impersonations!!! He doesn‘t hold back, either. He dishes it all out. It‘s really good 5d
Cinfhen Thanks @4thhouseontheleft I really do love memoirs and NF!! It was a great month ❤️ 5d
TrishB Wow 😯 brilliant month! 4d
Cinfhen Thank you @TrishB I did manage to read 6 fiction books too!!! 4d
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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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This was a wonderful companion to Patchett‘s earlier essay collection, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage. It‘s full of introspection and reflections. Written while the world was facing isolation from Covid, Patchett touches on family, memory, her career, writing, living & dying. Parts were bittersweet & her story about Tom Hank‘s assistant broke me. Title & cover image took on a whole new meaning after listening to this audio. 👇🏼

Cinfhen I enjoyed some essays more than others, but overall a beautiful collection from a gifted writer and the type of friend everyone needs in their life. This book did not disappoint/ thank you @Megabooks for sharing it with me ♥️ 5d
Graywacke I loved her first essay collection, a favorite book. Noting! (I wasn‘t aware of this.) 5d
Megabooks You‘re welcome sis! So glad you enjoyed it. 💕😘🕎 5d
Cinfhen It‘s very touching and timely @Graywacke it just came out this month! Go audio if you can / Ann reads it with all her southern charm 5d
Cinfhen So special @Megabooks I thought of you while listening 💜😘 5d
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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Went on a little holiday shopping spree #AudibleSale
Wish I had #NonFiction22 prompts yesterday - go to @Riveted_Reader_Melissa page and check out her challenge 🙌🏻
Might need to go have a second look, just waiting & hoping that #Pop22 drops today 🤞🏼

LeahBergen Happy Hanukkah, Cindy! 🕎 5d
Ruthiella Happy Hanukkah 🕎! 5d
Cinfhen Thanks, friends !!! @LeahBergen @Ruthiella 😘😘 5d
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Chrissyreadit Happy Hanukkah! 5d
Cinfhen Thank you @Chrissyreadit 💜 5d
TheBookHippie Happy Hanukkah! 🕎 5d
Librarybelle Happy Hanukkah! 5d
rockpools Happy Hanukkah x 5d
Bookzombie Happy Hanukkah! 5d
Cinfhen Just peeled, grated and fried a 5 pound bag of potatoes 🥔 for my Hanukkah latkes @Bookzombie @rockpools @Librarybelle @TheBookHippie Only 3 left!! We just kept on eating them straight out of the frying pan 🍳 😊♥️ 5d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I can‘t talk about how many I‘ve eaten 😂😂🎉🥔 5d
Cinfhen I know!!!!! @TheBookHippie they‘re so good!!!! 😋 5d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen we may or may not have gone to the store again 😂😅 5d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen SO applesauce, sour cream or ketchup 😂😅 5d
Cinfhen Straight up @TheBookHippie I like my latkes naked 😋😉 but the kiddos like the applesauce and hubs likes sour cream!! I‘ve never seen anyone add ketchup but that sounds great. What‘s your preference?? 4d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen applesauce! My grandson it‘s ketchup 😂. But I tend to eat one or four just naked as soon as it cools enough 😂 4d
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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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My newest #audio courtesy of @Megabooks

This feels like a cozy reunion with an old friend - enjoyable so far
Very introspective

Megabooks Those flowers are so beautiful!! Glad you liked the book! 😘 5d
Cinfhen She‘s amazing @Megabooks and Karl too!! What a beautiful couple 5d
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This was a pleasant listen. Nothing scandalous or earth shattering but more about an earnest young man who had a dream to share his love for music & faith with the world.
Jonathan Cain songwriter and keyboard player for the band, Journey, proves in his memoir that “Journey wrote American songs that weren‘t about sex, drugs & rock and roll but instead about love, hopes and dreams.”
#BorrowNotBuy #Hoopla

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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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Keeping my forecast brief as I‘ve got three books in progress and it‘s a busy week with Hanukkah 🕎 #DrZ will probably be a bail, the Lamb is 900 pages, but I‘m loving it and my current audio is good not great, I‘m ready for it to be over! I‘m looking forward to my next 2 audios that were both gifted to me ( thank you @KarenUK & @Megabooks ) and The Millet is a re-read for bookclub on the 7th. I‘d like to add a #ToBLonglist but waiting to borrow😁

Cathythoughts I‘ve never read Wally Lamb.. I‘d like to try one 👍🏻❤️ have a good week Cindy😘 6d
Cinfhen I‘ve read two already and both were very good @Cathythoughts 6d
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Cinfhen And this one I‘m reading now is wonderful 6d
TrishB I will probably start the Lamb one later or tomorrow now. I do want to give it a go. 6d
Cinfhen I hope it works for you @TrishB xx 😘 6d
KarenUK Happy Hanukkah my lovely friend. Hope you enjoy the ‘fluff with some depth‘… be warned the ending is feel good but not really believable! 😉 6d
Megabooks I hope you love it! Happy Hanukkah dear friend and sister!! 💜💜 6d
britt_brooke Happy Hanukkah! 5d
CarolynM Happy Hanukkah to you and your family 💕 5d
Bklover Happy Hanukkah 🕎! Love to you and yours!😘 5d
Cinfhen Thanks so much for the Hanukkah wishes @Bklover @CarolynM @britt_brooke I hope all is well with you & your families/ stay healthy 😘 5d
Cinfhen I‘m excited for my new listens and reads you wonderful kind generous peeps xx Thanks for your friendship and holiday wishes @KarenUK @Megabooks 💜💜 #LittensAreTheBest 5d
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Enjoying this audio, but not nearly as good as some of the others I listened to this month. At 50% listening time, Cain has JUST joined Journey. Cain seems like a good guy ~ clean living and has a deeply religious belief. He hums & strums between chapters and his voice is really beautiful. #Hoopla #NonFictionNovember #MusicalMemoirs

Susanita I love Journey! My husband…does not. 🤣🤣 7d
Cinfhen I love so many of their ballads @Susanita my hubby will let me play those 80‘s ballads on long car rides it‘s a fun throwback and now I‘m playing their music for background noise 💕🙌🏻😍 7d
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#NonFictionNovember continues to be providing me with some AMAZING reads!!! I LOVED both the Will Smith & Cicely Tyson memoirs. The wreckage of my presence was also good. I‘ve started listening/ reading books from the #ToBLongList - 3 this week - the best for me was The Echo Wife. I really hope it advances to the next round. Didn‘t care for Dream Girl & found Crossroads just ok. #DrZ is NOT going well, I think I‘m OUT. My other 2 in progress 👍🏻

rockpools A great week - even with Dr Z! 7d
TheBookHippie You may enjoy the movie #DRZ 😅 7d
Crazeedi @TheBookHippie @Cinfhen the movie is excellent (remembering from 40ish years ago!!) 7d
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Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll see if I can find the movie @Crazeedi but I hear it‘s VERY different from the book 7d
Cinfhen It was a great week @rockpools 💜lots of great audios 🎧❣️ 7d
TheBookHippie @Crazeedi I remember the same 🤍 7d
Crazeedi @Cinfhen yes it is. I read the book way back when too 7d
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Today it‘s me, Yuri & Lara!! On page 350 and I‘m FINALLY seeing the seeds of a story!! It‘s been a LONG, DIFFICULT harvest😉🙄#DecemberChill is one week away!!! I will admit to a little joy when Lara & Yuri reconnect in a library ( that‘s definitely my idea of a romantic encounter)🥰

TrishB Go you 👍🏻 1w
Cathythoughts P 350 !!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1w
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rockpools Good luck! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Great job! You can do this! 💪 1w
BarbaraBB You rock!! 1w
TheBookHippie Yay!!!!!!!! 1w
Cinfhen I think I got ahead of myself @TheBookHippie @BarbaraBB @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB @Cathythoughts @rockpools by page 400 I put down the book and started the Wally Lamb, which I‘m LOVING 7d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen oh that is a good one I read it when it came out! Loooong time ago 🤯 7d
Cinfhen Published in 1998 @TheBookHippie it‘s SO GOOD - funny and sad - really spectacular storytelling and writing. I‘m in awe 7d
TrishB At least I have a good one coming up then! 7d
Cinfhen I‘m worried it may affect you differently @TrishB 😔 💕💕 7d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen I‘ve read through his books -all good. I remember this one though very well- I had it with me on night shift (nursing) and I spent my breaks with it for a few months in 1998. 7d
Cinfhen It‘s almost 900 pages @TheBookHippie @TrishB and I think I see where certain storylines are heading 💔it was made into a miniseries, right??!?!! 7d
TrishB Oh, bad way? 😞 7d
TheBookHippie @Cinfhen Yup. I love a good chunkster! Also why months was needed 😅 7d
Cinfhen I‘m not sure @TrishB no animal cruelty but there are other triggers that I‘m not sure about. I just remember how Angela‘s Ashes affected you 😢so I‘m not sure about this one. I could be totally wrong. 7d
TrishB I will maybe not start whilst here then! Thank you 😘 7d
Cinfhen Xxxx @TrishB enjoy the rest of your weekend 7d
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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I thought I would have enjoyed this book more than I actually did. I felt it‘s heaviness, both physically and emotionally but I grew restless with the religious aspects & loquaciousness of the author. Franzen crafted some really interesting characters, I loved Marion (until the last 25 pages) but the book was about 200 pages too many for me. I‘m sure I‘ll pick up the next book (FoMo), but hoping it‘s less of a tome. #ToBLongList

BarbaraBB That‘s disappointing, my expectations are very high! Do you think it‘ll make the longlist? 1w
Cinfhen I do! It‘s probably more me than the book. Lately I‘ve become a fidgety reader. I don‘t like long winded paragraphs and endless backstory. The book was just wayyyyy to long for me. I think you‘ll enjoy it @BarbaraBB 😘 1w
Ruthiella @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I also have the feeling this will make the shortlists . Just a hunch... I‘ve only read one book from Franzen so far. (edited) 1w
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Cinfhen Yeah @Ruthiella he‘s a prolific author who tends to garner literary attention. (edited) 1w
Megabooks You would‘ve enjoyed this more as an audiobook I think. I know I could‘ve only made it through in that medium. 1w
BkClubCare I am going to pass on this book despite the low hum of a nagging FOMO feeling. 1w
Cinfhen I tried a sample of the audio @megabooks but I didn‘t care for the narration 🤷🏼‍♀️I‘m not sorry I read this one @BkClubCare but it didn‘t live up to my expectations 1w
Megabooks Interesting. It wasn‘t my favorite narration ever, but I liked it fine. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7d
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 Finally, Marion #PREACH ❣️❣️I‘ve been waiting for this book to start moving and now on page 366, I feel the beginnings of a great story 📚 Up until this point, I‘ve felt like this novel was a bit of a slough. I‘m here for it, Pastor Russ Hildebrandt is a total A-hole( nicest word I could think of). Hope the next 200 pages don‘t disappoint.

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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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The poor #HanukkahFairy must be exhausted!! She‘s just made another fantastic delivery to my Audible account 💝🎧 My dear friend and #AudioGuru @Megabooks has gifted me the new Ann Patchett essay collection 🙌🏻I‘ve been eagerly awaiting it‘s release for months!!! Thank you, Meg for your thoughtfulness and sisterhood 👯‍♀️I‘m so blessed to have you in my life 😘😘

Megabooks You‘re welcome dear friend and big sis!! I hope you enjoy it!! 💕💕 1w
Megabooks And I am the one who is blessed to know you!! 😘😘 Thank goodness for Litsy!! 1w
kspenmoll What a wonderful gift!!! 1w
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Cinfhen Such an incredible gift @kspenmoll 🥰 @Megabooks really KNOWS just what I‘d like!! Her recommendations are nearly perfect!! I did just bail on one 🤫🤫 1w
Megabooks Whoops!! Can‘t win ‘em all. 😉😘 1w
Cinfhen Yeah, I don‘t know why but I wasn‘t feeling the story or narration @Megabooks but you can‘t be perfect every time!!! 7d
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Doctor Zhivago | Boris Pasternak
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Our #DecemberChill #buddyread is nearing and while #DrZ turns out to be a bit of a challenge, let‘s take a cue from our theme & chill 😉

Dec 3: 🎧what music do you relax to during these chilly days? Is it jazz, acoustic or blues? Holiday music? Let‘s hear it 🎶

Dec 4: 📸 Share some chill photos! A beach stroll with your dog, having coffee with a friend, building a snowman?? Anything goes!

Dec 5: 📚 A very basic bookish discussion of DrZ 🤓

Cinfhen Feel free to participate in any or all of the weekend festivities!! 1w
merelybookish I have been enjoying this chill buddy read where everyone is avoiding the book. 😂 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 it‘s hilarious @merelybookish !!! First question for our discussion Did you read the book??? 1w
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TrishB Ermmm, not quite yet 😁 1w
Billypar I'm struggling but trying to keep going with the hope that there's an interesting novella hidden somewhere inside the larger book 🙂 Either way, looking forward to the festivities! 1w
Cinfhen Im FINALLY at a place (page 355) where I feel a story beginning to blossom @Billypar but there‘s lots to weed through!!!!! 1w
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Squeeeeeeee!!! The #HanukkahFairy strikes again 🪄🤩🧚🏻

Thank you so much for spoiling me @KarenUK You KNOW my love for all things Housewives is INSANE XXX

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving 🧡🧡🧡

KarenUK You are very welcome, dear friend 💕💕💕 1w
AmyG Ha! My children LOVE housewives. They talk about them like they are all best friends. Too funny. 1w
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Continuing on with my #MusicalMemoirs for #NonFictionNovember ♥️🎼🎸🎧🎤 I love when musicians/ performers/ artists surprise you with their humility and veracity. Love that Jon Cain hums, strums and croons as he shares his journey (😉)

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In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
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Ok, was not expecting this book to be what it was (in a good way, I guess) I was thinking light rom/com and this was not that book. It starts off lite but becomes an emotionally heavy read. Great narration/ a pleasant surprise that has me searching for the author‘s backlist. I will put TW under spoiler tag because it is definitely a spoiler!!

Cinfhen Illness, cancer 1w
OriginalCyn620 I just read this one too…felt the exact same! Totally not what I thought, but it was a great story. I really suggest this one…it‘s wonderful! 1w
Cinfhen I‘ve added it @OriginalCyn620 I‘ve heard it‘s good 😊 1w
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So Lucky | Dawn OPorter
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I just woke up to an email from the #HanukkahFairy aka @KarenUK
THANK YOU my dear friend
What a wonderful and unexpected treat xxx
I feel like the tagged book…So Lucky 🍀
Super excited for 2 new audios!
You‘re the best 😘😘

TrishB Lovely ♥️ 1w
Cathythoughts So nice 😊 1w
BennettBookworm The flatshare is sooo good! 1w
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Cinfhen @KarenUK has been gushing about that book for ages @BennettBookworm so she‘s FINALLY gonna get me to read it 😆😆I‘m excited to hear you liked it too❣️❣️❣️ 1w
Cinfhen Nothing like surprise #AudioMail @Cathythoughts @TrishB WAY better than 15% off PetSmart 😁 (edited) 1w
KarenUK Two light and fluffy listens for over the holidays…. Hope you enjoy! 💕🎧 Happy Hanukkah! Xxx 1w
Cinfhen Thank you again for SPOILING ME with your generosity @KarenUK I hope my little package I sent u from Israel arrives soon xx 1w
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Just as I Am: A Memoir | Cicely Tyson
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“This is my story, this is my song”
Wow, I just took a 16 hour master class on Black History, seen through the eyes of the illustrious Cicely Tyson. Written when she was 96 years old, Ms. Tyson reflects on what is was like being a black women coming of age in 1920‘s Harlem. A powerhouse of grace, grit, poise, energy and influence, she shares and ruminates about her life‘s journey and all the incredible people whose path she‘s crossed.👇🏼

Cinfhen What a gift and joy this memoir/audio was. Audio narration by Robin Miles was phenomenal. Sadly within weeks of the memoir‘s release, Cicely Tyson passed away. RIP 1w
TrishB Sounds interesting 👍🏻 1w
kspenmoll Great review! 1w
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Cinfhen She was born in 1924 and passed away in 2021 @TrishB she mentions living through 16 US presidents, Rosa Parks, MLK, JFK, BLM, MeToo movement and so many other defining moments. It‘s an incredible memoir @kspenmoll 1w
Smrloomis Yeah @kspenmoll is right! Great review!!! 1w
Megabooks I wish I hadn‘t passed on this earlier. 1w
Cinfhen I would strongly suggest you add this at some point next year @Megabooks maybe during Black History month. It‘s an important piece regarding the last 100 years @Smrloomis and Ms. Tyson was the right person to school me!!! She was a force to be reckoned with 🙌🏻💜 1w
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Here‘s my #BookSpin #DoubleSpin for #December @TheAromaofBooks
Skipping Bingo
Sarah, thanks for hosting this fun monthly challenge 🙌🏻🧡🎉 Looking forward to 2022🥳

Megabooks Looking good! I think I might skip the bingo in December too. 1w
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1w
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Just as I Am: A Memoir | Cicely Tyson
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Just look at this gorgeous photo! Very excited my hold came in. Cicely Tyson lived through the most explosive decade. Born in Harlem 1924 and passed away this year. Almost 100 years of living! So glad that Ms. Tyson had the opportunity to share her story before her death. Her voice is commanding and sultry. It‘s clear this was a woman of wisdom and grace.

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This was great!! A pleasant surprise, since I had no idea who the author is but @Megabooks and @britt_brooke recommended the audio ( and that was enough for me)🥰Casey Wilson has that like-ability factor that Jenny Lawson possess. She‘s self deprecating, honest and extremely funny. This was a perfect listen while I prepared dinner and did household chores.

britt_brooke She seems like someone I‘d want to be friends with IRL. Happy you enjoyed! 1w
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This is fun!! I‘m LOVING The Housewives essay!! I think you‘d like this audio @KarenUK 😘Thanks for putting this on my radar @Megabooks @britt_brooke

britt_brooke It‘s a great read! Happy you‘re enjoying so far. 🤗 2w
KarenUK I used to listen to her housewives podcast! So fun! 2w
Cinfhen It was really good @KarenUK @britt_brooke I listened while I prepared dinner and folded laundry 🧺 She‘s so likeable!!!! 2w
Megabooks Yay!! Glad you enjoyed it!! 2w
Cinfhen Need to post a review @Megabooks it was delightful 1w
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Hell yeah!! I REALLY enjoyed this twisty tale. Evelyn Caldwell is a geneticist who is hyper focused on her career, her husband Nathan wishes he could tweak her just a tiny bit. Parts Frankenstein/ parts Stepford Wives this book about AI cloning was a zillion times better than Klara & the Sun. Im so glad I discovered this gem on the #ToB22LongList I thought the audio narration was deadpan perfect for Evelyn‘s sterile personality. #Hoopla 🙌🏻🎧🧡

Cinfhen I‘d LOVE to see this book advance!!!!! 2w
Hooked_on_books Yes, I loved this book! So good! 2w
Cinfhen Yay!! It totally sucked me in @Hooked_on_books and although I‘m no scientist I found this book plausible enough 🤓 2w
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Bookgirl Great review - added! 2w
squirrelbrain Sounds great! This is one that I can‘t get hold of (for free!) yet…. 2w
Ruthiella Excellent! I will read it then, even if it doesn‘t make the shortlist! 👍 2w
Megabooks Cool! I think my library has this. I‘ll put it on my December TBR. 2w
Megabooks Just checked it out from the library. 👍🏻 1w
Cinfhen I liked it a lot @Megabooks @Ruthiella @squirrelbrain @Bookgirl hope you will too!!! I was SUPER disappointed with Klara but I have a feeling that book might cancel out this one☹️ 1w
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I had NO CLUE that I bought this until @britt_brooke reminded me!! I literally went to buy it and saw I already owned the audio. #HotDamnMyMind #UpNext ❣️❣️❣️

TrishB Familiar 😁 2w
Cathythoughts Oh yes !! Sounds familiar alright 🤣 2w
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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#MorningCoffee ☕️Thinking of you @Kalalalatja I still use this mug ALL the time!! I hope you‘re feeling well 🤰💕That was a FUN swap @TheKidUpstairs #MugLove …you should bring it back 🥰I haven‘t done a swap in ages but I‘d happily participate in that one🤩I‘m on page 349 / 200 more to go. I‘m liking this book, but NOT loving it. Its like a tasty dish but there‘s a lot of prep work first.

LeahBergen I loved the mug swap, too! 😊 2w
LeticiaToraci Nice mug! 2w
Cathythoughts I love the idea of the mug swap 😄👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
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Cinfhen It was such a sweet & simple swap @Cathythoughts I don‘t even think a book was involved , I remember it was a mug and maybe tea or coffee. It was really perfect 💕 2w
Cinfhen I love this mug because it feels so right in my hands @LeticiaToraci the colors & textures 💜 2w
Cinfhen It was a good one @LeahBergen 🥰 2w
BarbaraBB Interesting thoughts on the book. I am curious where I‘ll end up. And that mug looks real Scandinavian 😍 2w
merelybookish Beautiful mug! I still have mine from that swap too. 2w
TheKidUpstairs This made me smile this morning! I'll think about hosting another one in the new year... 2w
Cinfhen Those were the good ole days @merelybookish when all 200 of us “knew” each other 😘😘 2w
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Dream Girl | Laura Lippman
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An obvious shoutout to Misery but this didn‘t have the King magic.
I found wayyyy too many plot holes to enjoy this book.
#ToB22LongList
#MoreMehThanYeah

Megabooks Thanks for the tag. I‘ll pass unless it makes the shortlist. 2w
Cinfhen It was quick if you need to find books for your #Driveto500 but it wasn‘t great @Megabooks (edited) 2w
squirrelbrain Yeah, think I‘ll pass too like Meg @Megabooks , unless it makes the shortlist…. 2w
Ruthiella I‘ll read it eventually in any case. I normally like Lippman! 2w
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Ruthiella Something about this tells me it won‘t make the shortlist...too commercial. 2w
Cinfhen Enjoying it more than the Lippman @Ruthiella but I agree…I can‘t see either book advancing (edited) 2w
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I‘m basing my expert opinion purely on the synopsis! 😂 2w
BarbaraBB You‘ll finish that whole longlist within the week 😂 2w
Cinfhen Hahah 🧡 not quite @BarbaraBB there are a bunch I can‘t borrow and a bunch I don‘t want to read 😝and I won‘t buy any until the shortlist is announced 2w
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Dream Girl | Laura Lippman
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Wait, what?!? Part two!! Hmmmm, I‘m not sure if I can accept this course of action😳Interesting choice for the #ToB22LongList @Ruthiella Enjoying the audio @Megabooks @BarbaraBB

Ruthiella Looking forward to reading this one! 2w
BarbaraBB That sounds intriguing! 2w
Hooked_on_books I was a little surprised to find this on their list. I was unimpressed by it. 2w
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Cinfhen There are too many plot holes @Hooked_on_books that I‘m really annoyed at this point!! 2w
Cinfhen There‘s some clever writing but I‘d be surprised if this makes it to the next round @BarbaraBB @Ruthiella 2w
Megabooks Hmmm…interested in your review because I almost got this from the library yesterday! 2w
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Dream Girl | Laura Lippman
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#ScribdAudio Taking a cue from @BarbaraBB trying to read/listen to at least one book a week from the #ToB22LongList

BarbaraBB Oooh this one I really want to read!! 2w
Megabooks My library has this. Looking forward to your review! 2w
Cinfhen Borrow it, Meg!! It‘ll help with your #Driveto500 and it‘s a shortish listen 🎧 I‘m liking it well enough @BarbaraBB it‘s creepy and unsettling but I‘m not sure why it made the list 🤷🏼‍♀️ @Megabooks (edited) 2w
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#USKindleDailyDeal #NewYearWhoDis #Winning Wow!! So glad I found this today 💜 @MallenNC @Blaire

Soubhiville This is definitely in my top 10 list for this year! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen my library has it! I definitely need to listen! 2w
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Cinfhen I‘m so excited @Soubhiville because it wasn‘t available on any of my library services 2w
Blaire @Soubhiville @Megabooks @cinfhen it really blew me away. Even the history I knew was told in a way that gave me new insight. Make sure to read the epilogue. 2w
MallenNC That‘s great timing! 2w
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Will | Will Smith
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My apologies to Trevor Noah, but you have just been usurped from my memoir throne. The new King of Audio is Will Smith.
I LOVED this book!!
One of my FAVORITE audios of the year!!!
Two words: Scorched Earth
The first 2/3 was absolute perfection however I did find the last 3 hours a tiny bit sanctimonious. Smith becomes philosophical & parts of the narrative came across as preachy ( to me). However, I still found this audio to be PURE JOY🥰

Cinfhen Big shoutout to @MicheleinPhilly for sharing her #PhillyHomeTownLove ♥️ 2w
Megabooks Still waiting on the library. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
Cinfhen If your library doesn‘t get it soon I‘ll happily gift it to you for Christmas ❤️💚❤️ @Megabooks 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen thank you! That would be wonderful. If it‘s better than Trevor, I‘m excited to listen! 2w
Cinfhen With pleasure @Megabooks xxx 2w
Amandajoy That‘s some high praise right there! 2w
Cinfhen I know @Amandajoy but Trevor can‘t rap or sing like Will!! He was amazing 2w
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Memory of Love | Aminatta Forna
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Today‘s #MiniBookHaul from my charity bookshop ☺️Tagged book for #ReadingAfrica22 #SierraLeone and the Wally Lamb I‘ve been wanting to read for a very long time.

TrishB I‘ve had that Wally Lamb for ages too! 2w
squirrelbrain Great haul! 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s a chunky @TrishB I can start next week?!!! 2w
Cinfhen I can never leave the shop empty handed @squirrelbrain 2w
Librarybelle I love seeing all of the prep work for next year‘s #ReadingAfrica2022 ! 2w
TrishB We‘re ruining another book 😁 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha 🤣 @TrishB maybe this will be the book that breaks the spell 2w
Cinfhen There are SO MANY COUNTRIES @Librarybelle I need to do lots of leg-work 2w
Amiable “I Know This Much is True” is one of my all-time favorite books—I‘ve read it at least 4 times. Love it and love Wally Lamb! He actually lives in my area and I‘ve been fortunate enough to chat with him at several book events. He might honestly be the nicest person I‘ve ever met. 2w
Cinfhen Oh wow @Amiable that makes me want to read this book even more @TrishB !!! 2w
Megabooks Fantastic! I‘m glad you found something. 😁😁 2w
Cinfhen How are you feeling today @Megabooks ?? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen better than yesterday, fortunately! Yesterday just sucked. Sleep is really restorative for me, though, and I got a good amount last night. 👍🏻 2w
Megabooks Thanks for asking and checking in 💜💜💜 2w
BarbaraBB I loved that Lamb but read it a long time ago. I hope you will too! 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I am glad you‘re feeling better again. 💜 2w
peaknit My favorite by Lamb, also was a decent mini series. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve read 2 others by Lamb and really enjoyed them both @peaknit @BarbaraBB so im excited for this one 2w
TrishB I‘m in! 2w
Cinfhen Yay @TrishB I‘ll probably start Friday but feel free to begin whenever you like 😘 2w
TrishB 👍🏻 I‘ll decide whether to take on the reading retreat! 2w
Megabooks @BarbaraBB thanks, Barbara! Hopefully I‘ll get some answers soon. 🤞🏻 2w
BarbaraBB @Megabooks Yes! The uncertainty must be killing. Thinking of you 😘 2w
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Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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I‘ve been enjoying all the #NewYearWhoDis lists so I‘m definitely getting loads of suggestions for January but the next few weeks are gonna be tough.
Here‘s what I got…. both are audios. Famous People was suggested by @Megabooks and Wild Thing was recommended by #Scribd 😉
My 3 in progress should keep me busy. I‘m LOVING Will, Crossroads is good (a little puffed-up) and #DrZ is dragging but I‘m not ready to call it quits.

rockpools I‘m so impressed you‘re still going with DrZ! 2w
wanderinglynn I too have gotten lots of great suggestions from all the #newyearwhodis lists too. 2w
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Cinfhen Don‘t be too impressed @rockpools @TrishB it‘s not gonna last much longer 😘 2w
Cinfhen I know, I‘m SO IMPRESSED with all the lists @wanderinglynn 2w
BarbaraBB You started Crossroads. Looking forward to your thoughts. I am saving it for some winter nights in December! 2w
monalyisha I'm intrigued by the fact that the Will Smith book seems to be getting such good ratings! It wasn't on my radar but now my interest is piqued! My husband, his Dad, & his younger brother (almost 30) know ALL of the lyrics to ALL of the songs on Big Willie Style. It's truly something to behold. 😅 (edited) 2w
Megabooks I‘m so interested to see what you think of Famous People after reading so many real musician memoirs! Crossroads very nearly made my #nywd22 list. I thought it was great! 2w
Cinfhen That‘s hilarious @monalyisha if you do try this book go audio!! Will sings, raps and does numerous impressions plus he riffs on #BigWillie 😉 2w
Cinfhen Ill keep you posted @Megabooks @BarbaraBB I‘m about 200 pages in on Crossroads and I‘m really intrigued with the whole concept of church youth movement. (edited) 2w
monalyisha @Cinfhen “Will“ do! I'd love to save it for a car trip with my husband! We're going to NH in a few weeks to visit my Dad, which is about 3 hours from where we live. Perhaps that will be the time! 2w
Megabooks Youth groups were HUGE when I was a kid in the 80s!! Every church had them. 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha!! 😂😂 @monalyisha and that sounds like a perfect time to Gettin' jiggy wit it 2w
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New Year Who Dis? | Bitchy Fits
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Thanks for this great match @monalyisha
This is the list I received from @MallenNC
The top row I own and had already planned on reading, the other books I‘d like to read over the course of 2022, especially since a bunch will work for #Booked2022
#NewYearWhoDis2022
I have read #7, 12, 13, 18 & 19 - all were good 😊

MallenNC Great! I know you like audiobooks, and I happened to have listened to all four on the top row. I hope you enjoy! 2w
Chelsea.Poole @MallenNC great list! 😍📚 2w
monalyisha I'm super interested in Olympus, Texas & The Education of an Idealist. I'll be looking forward to your reviews (all of them)! 2w
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Cinfhen Yay @MallenNC that‘s awesome 🎧♥️😃 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll keep you posted @monalyisha 🎉🎉thanks @Chelsea.Poole are you participating too?? 2w
ChasingOm Firekeeper‘s Daughter was EXCELLENT on audio. 2w
Cinfhen I just saw that Firekeeper‘s Daughter is available on #Scribd @ChasingOm 😃🎧♥️I‘m already looking forward to January #NewYearWhoDis 2w
Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen yes! It‘s my first time and as @Megabooks said somewhere else I‘m “ridiculously excited” 🤩 can‘t wait to see your list too! @Mitch is my match and it‘s a great list I have to work with! @monalyisha does a fantastic job! (edited) 2w
Cinfhen Ohhhh @Mitch is a GREAT match @Chelsea.Poole 🥳🥳🥳 2w
monalyisha Thank you! 🥰 2w
Librarybelle I love @MallenNC ‘s lists and may make a screenshot of this to see her recommendations! 2w
Megabooks The Lost Family is on #AudiblePlus. Will write more later - very sick today. 2w
Cinfhen 😢 I‘m sorry / I will email u xx @Megabooks I actually bought Lost Family awhile back on Audible for $1.99 / I think u liked it ?!! 2w
Cinfhen The list is great @Librarybelle definitely take a screenshot 😌 2w
BarbaraBB Number 4 is so good & on @Megabooks list too. Maybe you can buddyread 👯‍♀️ 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I did like it very much, and I‘m up for a Passing #buddyread! 2w
Blaire How the word is passed was incredible. Highly recommend for a non-fiction read. 2w
Cinfhen I know @BarbaraBB , I was going to mention to @Megabooks we should do a buddyread for 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve seen that book on a bunch of best of 2021 lists @Blaire so it‘s definitely on my radar and I will be looking to read it in 2022 🤓 2w
britt_brooke I‘m hopeful you‘ll enjoy Sundown! 🤞🏼 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @britt_brooke I‘m not such a fan of SSJ but I own it, it‘s on the list, I know you liked it and it‘ll work for #Booked2022 2w
MallenNC @Librarybelle I‘m glad you like my book lists! I loved being matched with you my first year of #NYWD 2w
MallenNC @Cinfhen I listened to Sun Down Motel in October. It was the perfect creepy mystery for that time. 2w
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My #NonFictionNovember books are proving to be outstanding
I really loved listening to Born To Run on my re-listen 🎧
The Sedaris was inappropriately hilarious
Sad Sacked was just ok, haven‘t written my review yet because it‘s still NOT in the Litsy database

I‘m almost done with the Will Smith audio and it‘s PHENOMENAL 🙌🏻💕 Probably will end up being my TOP audio of 2021
Still slowly making my way through #DrZ and just started Crossroads

MicheleinPhilly Can I just say how impressed I am that you‘re still plugging away at Dr. Z? I thought it would be a sure fire bail for you. 😉 2w
Cinfhen It‘ll end up a bail eventually @MicheleinPhilly 😂 2w
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TrishB I‘m still saying I‘m reading Dr Z. But I haven‘t picked it up for about 10 days. 2w
Cinfhen I feel that @TrishB 😉 2w
britt_brooke I placed a hold on the Will Smith (audio) after seeing it on display in Target a couple of days ago. I had no idea it existed! Looking forward to it! 2w
Cinfhen You MUST go audio @britt_brooke he sings, raps, does tons of impressions and he dishes…it‘s been AMAZING although the last 3 hours( I‘m almost done) have not been my favorite. It‘s about his films , which I‘m really not into. 2w
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Information | Luciano Floridi
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I need recommendations for a coffee table book or a good biography for an art major.

Please share all suggestions 🙏🏻 🖼 🧑‍🎨 ♥️

Thanks xx

wanderinglynn This one is considered a biographical fiction but I really enjoyed 2w
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SilversReviews The Stolen Lady by Laura Morelli - or - The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli 2w
Cinfhen Thank you SO MUCH @wanderinglynn and @SilversReviews Your suggestions are greatly appreciated!! They look wonderful 💕 2w
SilversReviews @Cinfhen You are welcome!! 2w
wanderinglynn ☺️ My pleasure 2w
julesG @Mitch posted an interesting looking book just yesterday. About mathematicians. Might make a good coffee table book 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @julesG I‘m gonna go check it out 😘 2w
julesG I could also think that a large book on any kind of art might be interesting. Maybe textile arts? 2w
julesG This came to mind, too. 2w
julesG And I'll probably think of some more while I hoover the flat. 😁 2w
TheAromaofBooks It isn't really about artists or artwork in any way, but I absolutely LOVE the amazing illustrations in this one and have spent so much time looking at them. I especially love the way he goes off on a ramble about how picturesque he thinks foxes are and then includes several pages of random illustrations of them haha 2w
Mitch I like this one - it‘s a biography of Susan Valadon a working class artist in nineteenth century France and muse to many famous artists. She was a fierce, determined, ground breaking woman 2w
Cinfhen @Mitch fantastic!!!! THANKS 💕💕💕 2w
Simona You can‘t go wrong with coffee books from https://www.taschen.com 2w
Simona 🤗… “ table “ 😁 2w
Cinfhen The books are GORGEOUS @Simona but pricey 🤑🤑🤑and of course I want them all!! 2w
Simona Some are pricey, but you can find reasonable prices too. I have Leonardo da Vinci‘s XL edition and it‘s beautiful. 2w
Cinfhen I‘ll look through more carefully @Simona because they really were beautiful 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @KarenUK xx 2w
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Will | Will Smith
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Totally blaming this #ImpulseBuy on @MicheleinPhilly and I‘m LOVING it!! #PhillyRules 🥰♥️

Cinfhen I think you‘d love the audio too @Megabooks 2w
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly THIS book is SCORCHED EARTH 🙌🏻 2w
Megabooks Waiting to see if my library gets it! I requested awhile back. 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s TOTALLY worth a credit!!! It‘s gonna be my BEST audio of the year @Megabooks 2w
julesG You're not making it any easier for me to resist getting/reading this book. I don't do memoirs. This is definitely not for me. And don't even think of telling me otherwise, I'll just go 🙉🙉🙉 Lala Lala Lala 😉 2w
Cinfhen I‘m REALLY sorry #NotSorry @julesG but as a #PhillyGirl and #EightiesGirl NOTHING could be any BETTER than hearing Will Smith read this audio!!! He raps, sings, acts and dishes….. #NoParalysisThrougAnalysis 2w
Cinfhen It‘s FANTASTIC @julesG @Megabooks 2w
julesG I'm a big Will Smith fan (actually we all are). I was hoooooooooping you'd put me off the book. You didn't, of course. 😬 Sold! 2w
Cinfhen If you enjoy audios @julesG I suggest you go that route although @MicheleinPhilly read the book and she loved it in print - so either way you WIN 🏆 2w
MicheleinPhilly YAY!!! I loved it so so much. I didn‘t go to his book tour stop here but I did watch the livestream. It was 🔥. Queen Latifah interviewed him and he and Jeff put on a mini concert at the end. 2w
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! That must have been AMAZING to watch @MicheleinPhilly 2w
kspenmoll I just adore the cover! 2w
Cinfhen The cover art is UH.MAY.ZING @kspenmoll but the content is EVEN BETTER!! Audio narration by Smith is epic 2w
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Amazons Audible Audio Books | Albert N Thomas
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My current listen isn‘t in the database (yet). It‘s a memoir about a woman coming to terms with her husband‘s job loss after 17 years of being the family provider. It‘s ok so far. #AudiblePlus #Freebie #NonFictionNovember

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Holidays on Ice | David Sedaris
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I get why this collection isn‘t for everyone but for me, listening to Sedaris share his days as a Macy‘s Holiday Elf was priceless. And when he describes the traditions associated with Christmas Eve around the world, I was laughing out loud. I‘ve heard Sedaris read a few of these personal essays before and they are STILL just as funny. His delivery is always perfect.

Nute I just picked up David Sedaris‘s The Best of Me because I read that he is really funny. Thanks for the endorsement of that sentiment.🙂 2w
GypsyKat Adding this to my December TBR! 2w
Cinfhen I recently listened to the audio of Best of Me @Nute and I definitely laughed a lot. His humor is a little dark but I find him so endearing - his personal family essays are ridiculous!! I hope you enjoy 😊 (edited) 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s perfect for a December listen @GypsyKat ☃️🎄🎅🏽I was able to borrow from #OverDrive 2w
GypsyKat @Cinfhen I‘m looking forward to it! 🥰 2w
britt_brooke When he sings Away in a Manger as Billie Holiday …. 😂 2w
Cinfhen Yesssss!!! Hilarious 😂 @britt_brooke 2w
Suet624 Love this guy. 2w
Cinfhen He‘s so inappropriately hilarious @Suet624 🥰 2w
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