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Cinfhen

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#SeptemberSins #HeyYouBeautiful Yup, virtual #TBR ~ thinking of using an Audible credit for this one. Has anyone tried the audio??? ( By anyone I mean @Megabooks 😉)

Megabooks No, my library has it, but I didn‘t listen when I was going through my musician biography phase. I got tired of them and never went back. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2h
Megabooks And lol Cindy!! I can‘t help it that I‘ve listened to 70 odd audiobooks this year! 🤣🤣 2h
Cinfhen 70!!!! Can u think of your top 10 so far @Megabooks ??? I‘m gonna check out Hoopla & Overdrive. Maybe they‘ll have book or audio 59m
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Megabooks My 5⭐️ audiobooks this year 13m
Megabooks Some perennial favs 10m
Megabooks Good luck finding them!! 9m
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The Mersey Girls | Katie Flynn
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#NotBookRelated but who doesn‘t love a true life feel-good story???
#RedRoseSeptember
#MerseyParadise
First appearing on Britain‘s Got Talent in 2017, Julia was part of the dance troupe Just Us – who later became MerseyGirls. Their performance received the Golden Buzzer. Julia revealed that she had scoliosis & needed surgery which meant never being able to dance again.👇🏼

Cinfhen That is until Simon Cowell paid for her to fly out to the US & undergo a different surgery, not available on the NHS.
On Saturday Julie returned with her dance troupe to BGT The Champions where they are competing for top act.
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Ruthiella Great story! 4h
TrishB Aww ♥️ don‘t watch either, but I know Cowell does a lot for kids and charity. Good luck to her! 4h
Cinfhen It IS a great story @TrishB @Ruthiella ❣️❣️❣️Simon has really mellowed since becoming a father 4h
arlenefinnigan Aw, great pics! 39m
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“It was easier to obtain opioids from your neighbors than a cup of sugar.”
Author describing a trailer park in Milwaukee. 😢😢😢
This book is heartbreaking and eye-opening.
What a vicious cycle of injustices.

Cathythoughts Great quote 👍🏻 16h
Cinfhen How sad and frightening is that @Cathythoughts ??!?!! 15h
TrishB Horrible ☹️ 15h
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Lizpixie @Cinfhen unfortunately a lot of these authors(and lawmakers, doctors etc) don‘t take into account those of us who need those opioid type medications just to live a part normal life! There‘s a lot of people like me who have painful chronic illnesses who are now being told we can‘t have the scripts to deal with our disabling pain”why don‘t you try yoga?” “ what about meditation?” If that worked I‘d have been drug free 18yrs ago. 14h
Lizpixie I just had a conversation with my eldest daughter who unfortunately inherited endometriosis from me and is in excruciating pain a lot of the month, our gp just got a government letter restricting her to one box of endone a month. She has women in her endo support group who‘ve been dropped by numerous doctors afraid of getting their pbs license cancelled. There‘s been two sufferers so far who have committed suicide rather than live with the pain. 14h
Lizpixie It‘s mainly hysteria over fentanyl patches & oxycodone dealing which honestly, is not a huge problem over here but we, The sufferers, are paying the price. And here in Australia we don‘t even have the option of cannabis or cbd for relief. Sorry for the rant, it‘s something that‘s scaring the crap out of me!🤷🏻‍♀️ 14h
Cinfhen I‘m sorry for your daughter and for you @Lizpixie I understand your frustration. Unfortunately so many people abuse the system that those in true need suffer endlessly. Why don‘t you have access to CBD?? And I‘m surprised medical marijuana is still illegal in Australia. 13h
Cinfhen This book is actually referring specifically to the junkies and dealers who are abusing a system and perpetuating a cycle of drugs and poverty. Mom‘s selling food stamps for pills and nursing home workers stealing meds from their patients to sell to their neighbors. It‘s terrible @Lizpixie 13h
JenReadsAlot I live about an hour outside of Milwaukee and was heartbroken when I realized this book was set there. 13h
Lizpixie @Cinfhen yeah, there‘s a lot of us who are surprised medicinal cannabis is not readily available in Australia. The government keeps making announcements about”making it possible for sick Australians to have access to cannabis” but it‘s all smoke and mirrors. We have no dispensaries, there‘s a very short list of illnesses that qualify(mainly terminal patients & chronic seizure sufferers)and then you can only buy it from a government run program👇👇 13h
Lizpixie That charges a fortune for inferior flower and tinctures. I know this for a fact because my grandson has a brain condition which causes seizures and some of the kids who see the same specialists have gone through the hoops to access it. It cost them $240 for a small amount of flower, some oil capsules and a thc/cbd tincture. Which they said was very poor quality. 13h
sarahbarnes I heard Matthew Desmond speak at a conference this summer. Such a great book and such a complex, but critical, issue to solve. 10h
Cinfhen @Lizpixie 😥😥😥 5h
Cinfhen I‘m sure Desmond was wonderful. I‘m so awed by how he conducted his research ~ LIVING with the families he features in the book @sarahbarnes 5h
Leftcoastzen It‘s an amazing book ,heartbreaks on every page 4h
Cinfhen Desmond really humanizes the epidemic @Leftcoastzen 4h
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Enjoying the blue sky and 90 degree weather☀️listening to the soulful voice of Dion Graham is just adding to my peaceful afternoon 😎Thanks for the recommendation @Megabooks ~ this book is living up to all the Litsy accolades ❤️

Megabooks Yay! Glad you‘re enjoying it! 17h
KarenUK Enjoy what looks to be a perfect day💕 16h
BarbaraBB Just a bit more summer, I‘d love that. Enjoy 😘 13h
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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I quite enjoyed this slim novel. For a book under 200 pages it really contained loads of gorgeous prose and plenty of juicy plot. A truly well crafted gothic mystery that would lead to wonderful book club discussion. Glad I finally read this Australian classic❤️

Cinfhen @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola this book would be great for your family markup book club 💕💕😘 21h
Kimzey I saw the Peter Weir film years ago and it made a lasting impression! I didn‘t even know it was a book. Definitely adding to my stack! 21h
Lizpixie I‘m so happy you read this! I‘ve been pushing this novel on everyone, even had a comment back from Laini Taylor about it on Instagram.*fangirl swoon*🙇🏻‍♀️ 21h
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Cinfhen Joan Lindsay might be the original Queen of Snark!!! This book was so witty and creepy at the same time @Lizpixie I really enjoyed it @Kimzey 20h
Lizpixie @Cinfhen have you seen the Peter Weir film? I highly recommend it, I first saw it when I was 12yrs old. It made a huge impression, the music is just so evocative and lush. 20h
Reviewsbylola Oooh good to know! Gotta get my hands on a copy! 19h
Cinfhen You KNOW I was gonna offer you my copy @Reviewsbylola 😘😘I might even include some notes!!! 19h
Reviewsbylola Haha, no worries! I already bought it off Book Depository. It was only $5!!! Thank you tho! ♥️ 18h
Ruthiella I loved the creepy ambiguity of the one. Did your edition have the “real” ending? 18h
Cinfhen No, it didn‘t @Ruthiella but I googled it. I found it an interesting idea. I liked the ambiguity better🤷🏼‍♀️ (edited) 17h
Ruthiella @Cinfhen I prefer the ambiguous end too! 😀 17h
Cathythoughts Lovely pic. Those flowers are jumping out of the post 💕 17h
JulAnna I have heard this mentioned several times lately, just downloaded it for the Kindle store😊 17h
KarenUK Stacked! 💕 16h
Cinfhen I‘ll include it with OverStory @karenUk 💕💕💕 16h
Cinfhen Hope you enjoy it @JulAnna 😌thanks @Cathythoughts my #FridayFlowers are still looking fresh 💕🌷🌸🌹 16h
KarenUK You are spoiling me! 😍💕 12h
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Year One | Nora Roberts
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#SeptemberSins A book I own but haven‘t read - I did skim the first twenty or so pages and I spotted #LoveSexMagic ⚡️💫✨ #DystopianFiction

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#RedRoseSeptember From my virtual #TBR and a total #coverCrush #KinkyAfro

TrishB Great pick 😁 devoid of ideas so far! 1d
Cinfhen Ha! I have faith in you @TrishB 💕💕 1d
arlenefinnigan Ha! Great minds 😉 1d
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Every Friday night as tradition dictates, my husband recites the following blessing to our children before we sit down for Shabbat dinner. “May God bless you and protect you. May God‘s face shine toward you and show you favor. May God look favorably upon you and grant you peace.” These words are the last Max Eisen will hear from his father as he placed his hands upon Max‘s head through the barbed wires of Auschwitz. 👇🏼

Cinfhen After being separated from every immediate family member (a total of 60 innocent souls) Max is the only one left to give testament to the evils he witnessed & experienced.
With bravery, brains & a bit of “luck” Max was able to persevere the death camps of Auschwitz and live through the 1945 Death March. His account of endurance and strength will move you.
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Cinfhen Thank you @TrishB for another wonderful book 💋 #InfiniteTissueRead 2d
TrishB He was a brave soul ♥️ 2d
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marleed Beautiful review. 2d
Cinfhen As the years go by, fewer and fewer survivors are left to tell their stories @TrishB @marleed I‘m passing this book unto my son who will be traveling to Poland with his senior grade to learn about and view the remains of Auschwitz and other concentration camps from a survivor. 2d
Mollyanna I‘m tearing up just reading your review! 😢. It‘ll break my heart a thousand times, but I‘m stacking it. 2d
Cinfhen Tissues are required @Mollyanna but knowing Max survives and seeing him publish an award winning memoir does make this book more bearable to handle. ❤️ 2d
Cathythoughts Beautiful words in your blessing ♥️ 2d
mrp27 I heard a survivor speak last April in LA at the Museum of Tolerance and it was hands down the most visceral, profound experience I've ever had, I was ugly crying. When the speaker was asked why she choose to tell her story that is what she said, fewer survivors are left and for those that don't believe it happened. Her name was Eva Brettler and she was a child survivor. 2d
Cinfhen I‘ve heard a few survivors speak and each time their story is slightly different and I learn something more. It‘s a privilege and honor to hear these first hand testaments @mrp 2d
Cinfhen Thank you @Cathythoughts ✡️💟☮️ 2d
LeahBergen Oh, I CRIED when this won Canada Reads this year and they telephoned him live to tell him he won. 😭😭😭 2d
Cinfhen Oh, that would have set me off in tears too @LeahBergen 😭 2d
JennyM Your review has made me cry, so I can‘t imagine the book. Beautiful words, Cindy ❤️ 2d
TrishB I‘m glad the book is travelling with your son ❤️ 2d
Hollie I really need to read this ASAP! 1d
Cinfhen You really should @Hollie and I still want to read a book you mentioned a long while back 1d
Cinfhen Thank you so much @JennyM 😘😘 1d
Centique Beautiful review 😰 and paired with beautiful photo 😍🌸💕 1d
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Centique are you guys getting ready for summer holiday soon??? 1d
Centique @Cinfhen we‘re just about to hit school holidays at the end of September. We‘ve got a small holiday planned at the bottom of the South Island. Spring temps will be about 65 Fahrenheit down there? Will be super pretty though 🌲🌳🌷 1d
Centique @Cinfhen we don‘t usually get hot here until December. Christmas by the pool with strawberries and champagne (if I‘m lucky!) 1d
Hollie @Cinfhen yes! You definitely should 😘 23h
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Thank you Mitchell Zuckoff and Harper Collins audio for presenting the most comprehensive yet compassionate account of 9/11. Many times throughout the audio I was brought to tears. A moving and elegant tribute to victims, survivors, rescue workers, responders,loved ones, and ordinary citizens who played either a large part or small part that day. Even during the darkest of times, human kindness shone bright. Five stars and an #InfiniteTissueRead

4thhouseontheleft I have a difficult out time reading 9/11 books. Maya read a middle grade fiction one two years ago, and I read it with her and was a sobbing mess. 😭 2d
Cinfhen Sobbing Mess accurately describes me as I listened to this book @4thhouseontheleft 😭😭😭if 9/11 books are still too emotionally difficult for you, I would definitely stay away from this one. It will open any wound not healed💔 (edited) 2d
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Man Booker Prize | Frederic P Miller, Agnes F Vandome, John McBrewster
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Joy!!!!! My #BookerBundle arrived ?All 6 shortlist nominees, in hardcover from TheBookPeople.co.uk for Qc.99 and because it was shipped internationally an additional Qc.95 ?? Books were sent last Tuesday, the day the Atwood was released and in less than a week they‘ve arrived. I‘m super impressed with this website ♥️ shoutout to @GuiltyFeat for letting me know about this company❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️#HappyLitten

Cinfhen Daniel, if you‘d like to borrow any of the books I‘m happy to share 💚 @GuiltyFeat 2d
TrishB I can‘t wait to see you tackle the HUGE one 😁 2d
Cinfhen Hahaha me....1000 + pages @TrishB what‘s the problem??????!!!!!??? 😜 2d
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Cathythoughts I can‘t wait to hear what you think of that huge one. They all look lovely ... nice stack to get 👍🏻♥️ 2d
Cathythoughts It‘s a great deal too 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
Amiable Awesome bundle! 👏🏼 2d
Owlizabeth I started that HUGE one last night and it is hypnotizing. 2d
Kalalalatja What a stack! 2d
Kalalalatja Also, your page count phobia must be going bonkers at the sight of those chunksters 😂 2d
GuiltyFeat Ooh that's great service. I assumed they would take weeks to arrive! I've had mine sent to London and from there they're going to LA before they come back to me here. Fortunately I still have a healthy TBR to tide me over until they arrive. 2d
reluctantangeleno OMG, love this!! I'm ordering mine immediately!! 2d
Cinfhen I will definitely use TheBookPeople again @GuiltyFeat 😃 2d
Cinfhen Well, I‘ve read The Orchestra of Minorities so that‘s one chunkster down @Kalalalatja @Cathythoughts @Owlizabeth but the REST of the bundle is a little daunting 😂😂😂 2d
Cinfhen And FYI @reluctantangeleno Last year‘s #BookerBundle is on sale for (d4.99 ❣️❣️❣️❣️ (edited) 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! What a beautiful stack! Happy reading! Though I‘m staring anxiously at that chunkster 🦆 😅 2d
Cinfhen I can‘t decide which book to begin with @erzascarletbookgasm 2d
LeahBergen Ooooooo! 👏🏻👏🏻 2d
erzascarletbookgasm If I have this stack, I‘m most eager to read Girl, Woman, Other. 🙂 1d
Cinfhen Maybe I‘ll try that one first @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m almost done 1d
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#SeptemberSins Keeping with my theme of highlighting books from my #TBR, I offer the tagged book. High praise from @Reviewsbylola had me stacking this book way back. I believe #WhenIKissedTheTeacher is appropriate for this scandalous tale.

merelybookish I liked this book! 2d
Cinfhen Oh good!!! We usually have similar reading taste @merelybookish 💛 2d
squirrelbrain I liked it too @merelybookish ! 2d
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LeahBergen It‘s good!! 👍🏻 2d
Ruthiella This book is great! 😀 2d
zezeki I liked this one too! 2d
batsy Chiming in with more praise for this one 🍏 2d
Cinfhen I‘m on a kind-of book buying ban (imposed by hubby) until Dec 1 😜so I‘m gonna have to wait just a little bit until I pick up a copy @batsy @zezeki @Ruthiella @LeahBergen @squirrelbrain but I‘m glad to see ALL this praise!!!! 2d
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#RedRoseSeptember I‘m always in awe and complete admiration when a survivor of any unspeakable horror is able to acknowledge that despite the trauma and hell they‘ve been through, they still see the hope and beauty that exists in this world. A reminder to each of us, every day is a blessing 🙏🏻#WonderfulLife The Choice is still on my TBR and I‘ve read Viktor Frankl‘s powerful manifesto. #NeverAgain #NeverForget

TrishB Lovely post ♥️ 2d
Cinfhen @TrishB My guests are leaving this morning for a few days. They‘ll be back Thursday😆but today I‘m reading the book you sent me.... 2d
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Megabooks ❤️❤️ 2d
TrishB He is certainly one of those people you are talking about 💕 2d
Cinfhen So I‘ll make sure to have tissues handy @TrishB 2d
Cinfhen ❣️❣️❣️❣️ @erzascarletbookgasm @Megabooks I was being sort of “difficult” the other day, complaining to hubs about how much “work” it is to prepare for company and then I thought, how lucky am I that I‘m able to offer food and shelter to friends and I get to spend quality time with them. It‘s all about attitude readjustment. I went from being resentful to grateful and it made such a difference. 2d
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘ve definitely been pulling a lot of breathing in “bad thing” breathing out gratitude for all I have to fix what‘s wrong in my life. Other people definitely have it worse! 2d
Cinfhen @Megabooks perspective is vital ♥️sending you positive vibes xx 2d
Dragonfairykats @Megabooks Never think your problems are "less" than someone else's! All of our situations are unique, and what we're going through is as important as the next person. Your pain is big to you, and, because all our situations are different, cannot be compared to others' pain. I've had to learn that God can handle everyone's problems & none are less or more important than another. The way we react to our issues definitely influences how we feel. ⬇️ 2d
Dragonfairykats Sending love and happiness to those in need! 💗 2d
Cinfhen Agreed @Dragonfairykats well said xx 2d
Megabooks @Dragonfairykats Definitely well said! I am grateful for the advantages I do have, but you‘re right that my problems are real. Thank you for the love! 2d
gradcat Oh, my heart—I love the Frankl book! Nice post! ♥️♥️ 1d
Cinfhen @gradcat 😘😘 1d
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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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#RedRoseSeptember I adored this semi autobiographical novel about a food writer in her third trimester of pregnancy, when she discovers her husband is having an affair. #GroundsForDivorce
#SeptemberSins What makes this book even more fabulous is the #PureAndSimple recipes that the author includes throughout the novel.
And total #BonusCoverCrush ♥️♥️♥️

LeahBergen I just recently bought this. 👍🏻 3d
TrishB These editions are gorgeous. 3d
Cinfhen What other books are part of this collection @TrishB ???? 3d
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Cinfhen I really LOVED this book @LeahBergen even if it felt a little dated and overly NY 3d
TrishB I have Their Eyes we‘re Watching God. They‘re Virago Modern Classics and there‘s quite a few, they all look gorgeous. 3d
KarenUK I loved this one too! The audio with Meryl Streep is fabulous 💕... I was admiring these beautiful covers last time I was home in UK at Waterstones. I picked up The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy... 😍 So pretty! 3d
arlenefinnigan I've heard good things about this. 3d
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The Host: A Novel | Stephenie Meyer
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#RedRoseSeptember #BizarreLoveTriangle
Wanda is a mind-controlling parasite that's taken over Melanie's body, and Jared is the man Melanie loves. But after spending some time in Melanie's body, Wanda has the hots for Jared too — and now he has to choose between his girlfriend, and the creature that (kinda sorta) controls her mind. No, it‘s not on my #TBR....but I saw the movie 🙄

arlenefinnigan Perfect for this prompt 👌 4d
Ruthiella This prompt has really brought up a lot of interesting responses!😀 4d
TheSpineView The book was so much better than the movie. 4d
DebinHawaii Great pick! I liked this book. 😉 3d
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Hot Zone | Richard Preston
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#RedRoseSeptember This book has been on my virtual TBR for a long time. I‘m just scared once I read it , I‘ll #panic and freak out.

arlenefinnigan Good choice! 5d
Hoopiefoot I was obsessed with this book in high school. Read it repeatedly 5d
ReadosaurusText I have read this book like ten times! And, the good news about reading it now is that last month (8/2019), news broke that they have possibly made progress with a cure! So, really perfect TBR timing. 5d
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ReadosaurusText @Hoopiefoot Glad to find someone else obsessed with this book in their high school days! 5d
Hoopiefoot @ReadosaurusText Haha. Likewise!! Now I want to read it again! 5d
Blaire @ReadosaurusText @hoopiefoot yes! I vividly remember reading this in high school and watching Outbreak. I only read it once, but it is one that sticks with you. 5d
Cinfhen You‘ve all convinced me I NEED to read this book @Blaire @ReadosaurusText @Hoopiefoot 5d
vivastory I read this one years ago & it's always stayed with me. I noticed that the author recently wrote a follow-up 5d
Hoopiefoot @vivastory Ooh—thanks! Will have to check it out! 5d
LeahBergen It‘s good!! 5d
CafeMom I didn't know there was a book. I watched the TV series, forgot what network it was on. 4d
BookDragonNotWorm I really liked this one. His book about smallpox freaked me out more than ebola. 😬 4d
Hooked_on_books I read it ages ago and loved it. It totally reads like a thriller but is definitely chilling. 4d
ReadosaurusText @Cinfhen Yes! Read it! 3d
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#BookMail from the wonderful and incredibly generous @TrishB I thank my lucky stars everyday, that I‘ve discovered so many amazing people through a simple app about books❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️#LittensAreTheBest #SharingIsCaring 🙏🏼🥰😘

Crazeedi Great selection! How wonderful ❤ 5d
erzascarletbookgasm Wonderful! 💗👏 5d
TrishB 😘 it‘s a wonderful place ♥️ 5d
LeahBergen How nice! 😍😍 5d
Kalalalatja Lovely! 5d
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What‘s more #AmericanPie than baseball??? I absolutely loved this coming of age novel, set in academia and yes, involving baseball ( to some degree). It was a home-run read for me ♥️
#SeptemberSins @jenniferw88

KarenUK Me too... i loved it... 😍💕 5d
Amiable I loved this book 👍🏼 5d
Tex2Flo I generally avoid sports stories, but this one completely bowled me over (to drag in a different sport‘s analogy) 5d
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Suet624 Such a good story. 5d
Leftcoastzen Great book! 5d
Cinfhen Yay!! Lots of #LitsyLove for this book 👍🏽 @Leftcoastzen @Suet624 @Amiable @KarenUK STRIKE @Tex2Flo (edited) 5d
Blaire Same! It is so good! 5d
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Im back to hosting/ running a bed & breakfast for friends and family🙄 so today has been a total audio day. I can‘t believe how intimate this book feels. I‘ve had to hit pause several times so I could compose myself or find a tissue 😭😭😭 So much bravery and compassion on a day full of incomprehensible evil.

IamIamIam We had friends who stayed with us years ago, wreaking havoc and expecting me to play housemaid for a week... then thanked us for the stay at the Guinan B&B. 😩 Hope you have a better visit! My favorite quote about visitors, like fish, stink after 3 days. 😂❤ 6d
TrishB 💔 6d
DivineDiana Everyone just wants to bask in your light! ❤️ 6d
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Cinfhen Most if not all of my guests are always lovely and pleasant @IamIamIam but the amount of work pre & post hosting is exhausting and a little overwhelming for someone who just wants to sit and read 6d
Cinfhen Thank you dear @DivineDiana I think it‘s truly more the benefit of not having to pay for a hotel or AirBnB 😂 6d
Cinfhen You can‘t even imagine @TrishB 💔💔💔 6d
MicheleinPhilly @IamIamIam That quote is so accurate. 😂😂😂😂 6d
keithmalek I'm a New Yorker, so I don't even want to try to read this. However, I have managed to read two related books that I want to recommend here. One is about the intelligence failures that lead up to 9/11(why that's somehow easier for me to deal with I don't understand) called The Watchdogs Didn‘t Bark. The other book is "Grand Illusion" by Wayne Barrett, which is about Giuliani's negligence to protect the WTC between the '93 bombing and 9/11. 6d
Cinfhen Thank you for both book recommendations @keithmalek I completely understand how as a New Yorker this book could open all sorts of wounds that are still healing. I was aghast at how ill prepared our country was when disaster struck. The lack of communication that day between the FAA, military and third parties (such as the airlines and aviation agencies) is just astonishing. 6d
AmyG That made me chuckle....running a bed and breakfast. Oh how I understand. We do this during ski season. It‘s what happens when you live in a wonderful place, I guess. 6d
Cinfhen That‘s true @AmyG and I do spend weeks of the summer staying with friends and family so it works both ways 💕💕 6d
mrp27 I'll get to this one someday. Amazing how much emotion can get stirred up after 18 years. Good luck with the houseguests. I feel your pain as I do a bit of hosting myself. It's great but loads of work. 6d
Cinfhen Definitely go with audio @mrp27 when you finally get around to this book. And I can imagine a Cali girl would gets lots of houseguests 🌴☀️⛵️🏖 6d
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Book Cover Designs | Matthew Goodman
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Following the lead of @KarenUK
My #7Days7Covers summary
Fun challenge
Thanks for the initial tag @jenniferw88
Im enjoying seeing all the wonderful book covers

AmyG The Essex Serpent cover is so beautiful. 6d
KarenUK So many pretty ones! I‘m loving seeing everyone‘s choices. I swear I could post one every day for the whole year! 😍 6d
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 6d
emilyhaldi Love these 😍😍😍 5d
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#SeptemberSins A book about #TheShow about nothing. One of the greatest sitcoms ever written and produced. Yet another book on my virtual TBR 🙄

Cathythoughts My all time favorite 6d
Leftcoastzen 👏👏👏👏❤️ 6d
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#RedRoseSeptember #MoneysTooTightToMention Another book from my virtual #TBR 🤪Just waiting for a Kindle Deal 🤑

Megabooks The audiobook is so good!! Seriously!! 6d
Cinfhen Oh, thanks @Megabooks I‘ll look for it on audio!!!! 6d
arlenefinnigan Yeah the audiobook is excellent. 6d
Hooked_on_books It‘s an incredible book 6d
Cinfhen Alright, I‘m officially convinced @arlenefinnigan @Hooked_on_books @Megabooks 6d
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Gingerbread: A Novel | Helen Oyeyemi
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Day 7 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Another book I own ( unread) that was gifted to me by @LibrarianRyan ) ♥️

I‘m inviting @TrishB to join me and anyone else who wants to share their favorite book covers.

Also a shoutout to all the illustrators and graphic designers who create these magnificent works of art. I know we aren‘t meant to judge a book by its cover but they make it so damn hard not to.

Cinfhen Another cover where the photos don‘t do the book any justice ~ it‘s actually a gorgeous cover and one I love. 6d
erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful! 6d
Tanisha_A Lovely! 6d
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Megabooks Gorgeous!! 6d
Cathythoughts Fab cover 6d
TrishB 😘 lovely. Will have a think tonight. 6d
KarenUK That is such a pretty one! 💕 6d
LibrarianRyan This is so much better than the US cover. 6d
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#Audible Today‘s listen 🎧unbelievably comprehensive yet intimate and personal. A MUST for everyone #NeverForget #Honor911

Crazeedi ❤💔❤ 7d
DGRachel Probably not an ideal read for work, but I just downloaded the audiobook and will plug in now. Thanks for reminding me about this book. :) 7d
Cinfhen I can‘t stop listening @DGRachel hope you find it just as compelling 7d
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arubabookwoman I just read this--in a mere 3 days despite its length. I couldn't stop reading. I think,though, it might be too emotionally difficult for some of the people personally affected by 9/11 to read even now 18 years later. 7d
Cinfhen I couldn‘t agree more @arubabookwoman I‘ve broken down several times and I‘m only on chapter 8. It‘s some of the most heartbreaking material to listen to. And I‘m sure for those connected the trauma would come seeping back 💔 7d
britt_brooke This is one of my top reads this year. Zuckoff did an amazing job humanizing 9/11. It was absolutely draining, but I could not stop listening. These stories need to be heard. 6d
Cinfhen I agree @britt_brooke THIS will definitely BE my TOP audio and probably book of the year. I haven‘t stopped crying 😭 6d
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The Scarlet Letter (Readable Classics) | Nathaniel Hawthorne, Wayne Josephson
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jenniferw88 Not read this one yet, but I trust you to know! 😂😂😂 1w
aprilpohren Loved this book! 1w
Cinfhen Me too @aprilpohren You should read it one day @jenniferw88 it‘s better than I expected 7d
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#RedRoseSeptember #Saturn5 I‘m going with some of the lyrics 🎶Tagged book is on my virtual #TBR & features “President 35” and the race for space. I saw the moon exhibit this summer at The Met and it was fascinating 🚀 🌚💫 This July was the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, which really isn‘t that long ago. Amazing how much we‘ve done yet still have so far to go.

arlenefinnigan Perfect! 1w
gradcat 🙌👌🏻♥️ 7d
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Day 6 #7Days7Covers
I own this beauty and it‘s magnificent 🙌🏻 The photos don‘t do this book any justice 😥
@erzascarletbookgasm please share your #CoverCrush

Cinfhen And a special shoutout to @LibrarianRyan for gifting this one to me ❤️😘It‘s the prettiest book I own and I‘ll never part with it❣️❣️❣️ 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Thanks for the tag! I‘ll love to play along! 😘 1w
Tex2Flo The image just keeps changing the more you look at it. Fabulous! 7d
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KarenUK So pretty but definitely #pagecountphobia for me! 🤦‍♀️ 7d
Mdargusch Thanks! Another beautiful one! 7d
gradcat I have loved this cover since the moment I saw it! ♥️ 7d
Cinfhen I hope to start this book next week, can‘t wait even though reviews are mixed @Tex2Flo @KarenUK @Mdargusch @gradcat 6d
gradcat I know. I started to buy it, but I‘m kind of ashamed to say I was scared away from it owing to reviews...it‘s not always good to read too many reviews (but don‘t tell anyone on Litsy that I said that—I‘m speaking of reviews on Amazon! 😂 ) 6d
Reviewsbylola Gorgeous! 5d
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All That Man Is | David Szalay
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Woohoo 🙌🏻 🥳Look what came today @BarbaraBB I‘m SO excited ❣️❣️❣️I‘m dying to read this one ~ you‘re amazing. Thanks so much for thinking of me 😘#LittensAreTheBest #BookMail

BarbaraBB Oh that is such a relief that it has arrived! I am shocked by the font that has been used on my note 😂🤪 1w
BarbaraBB The book is as good as Turbulence. I hope you‘ll enjoy it 💕 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @BarbaraBB YOU noticed the font!!!! 1w
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Queen: Album by Album | Martin Popoff
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Ruthiella Who knew you had so many? Queenie is on my list too. 😀 1w
Tex2Flo Yaaaas, Queen! 1w
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Black Water | Joyce Carol Oates
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#RedRoseSeptember So, continuing with my #TBR highlights I‘ve chosen two titles that if I mash them together it‘s something close to #blackpoolrock 😜I‘ve conveniently left out #WithMyLittleStick
This was a tough one @arlenefinnigan 😂😂😂

LeahBergen 😆😆 1w
arlenefinnigan Nice work 😉 1w
erzascarletbookgasm 👏😉😄 1w
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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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#Day5 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
And I‘m inviting @Megabooks to join me in sharing 7 covers she covets. One per day no explanation

BarbaraBB That cover is so attractive! I keep wondering if I should read the book. 🐟💦 1w
Kalalalatja It is such a striking cover! 1w
Cinfhen I just got the audio from my US library system...I‘ve been curious about this book for a long time @BarbaraBB @Kalalalatja 🤞🏼🤞🏼 (edited) 1w
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erzascarletbookgasm Attention-grabbing cover! 😁 1w
Cinfhen Hey Jess @erzascarletbookgasm You want to join me tomorrow (Wednesday)?!? 🙏🏻 1w
Megabooks Thanks for the tag! I‘ve posted! 1w
LeeRHarry Read this one - sure has stayed with me 😏 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I surely will! 😉 1w
Cinfhen Great @erzascarletbookgasm 💜 and now I‘m even more curious about this book @LeeRHarry 1w
LeeRHarry @Cinfhen it is certainly very different 😏 if not a bit weird! 1w
Cinfhen I‘m ok with weird in certain circumstances @LeeRHarry 1w
KarenUK 😍😍😍.... on my #tbr too... 1w
Mdargusch Ive always loved this cover! 1w
Cinfhen Hey @Mdargusch since your daughter @Reviewsbylola blew me off do u want to post for her??? #7Days7Covers 😊 1w
Reviewsbylola Lmao I am here. Just give me a few days to collect my covers. 😆 1w
Cinfhen Really??? Everyone else was ready to post within 24 hours @Reviewsbylola I tagged you 6 days ago 🤣😁😂😘😘😘 1w
Reviewsbylola I‘ve been soooooo bad at Litsy lately. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1w
Mdargusch i will see if I can beat her to it! 😃 1w
Hooked_on_books It is a fun, weird cover, but I HATED this book. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7d
Cinfhen I‘ll let u know @Hooked_on_books 😁 7d
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this book but I just never got there. I think when you read so many books a character has to grab your attention to really make a lasting impression & unfortunately all the characters just bled into each other. Plus the story felt like a bad Oxygen Channel TV movie. An upstanding community couple is incarcerated after embezzling funds from a local charity they run. The story focuses on the aftermath from different family members.

Cinfhen It‘s heading to you next @Megabooks #SharingIsCaring 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Thank you so much! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 I‘ll like it more. 🙂 1w
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Cinfhen I think you will @Megabooks given our current track record 😉😁 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Lolololol!! 😘😘 1w
Hooked_on_books You‘re welcome! I had the same response to it. I think this author has potential but needs to work some things through. 1w
BarbaraBB Great review though 💕 1w
LiteraryinLititz I agree! So much potential but just didn‘t do it for me. 1w
Cinfhen Definitely potential @Hooked_on_books you could see the talent was there @LiteraryinLititz she just needed a bit of fine tuning Thanks @BarbaraBB 1w
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Picnic at Hanging Rock | Joan Lindsay
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This book has been on my TBR too long. Was feeling it & I gotta say, I‘m liking this intro...

CrowCAH Are we still on to co-host a score musical challenge next month? 1w
Cinfhen Yup @CrowCAH Indeed we are 💕 1w
squirrelbrain I‘m going to be reading this one soon, courtesy of the lovely @Cathythoughts 😁❤️ 1w
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LeahBergen I really liked this one (and be forewarned: it‘s weird 😆). 1w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen woohoo yay! I‘m working on the song titles, so soon I‘ll have them in a picture to share with you! 1w
Ruthiella @LeahBergen Ditto! 😀 1w
erzascarletbookgasm I liked this very much. Watch the adaptations after that - old and new 👍 1w
Cinfhen I‘m excited @CrowCAH you can share the list with me first or just post and tag me. My email is cindyh666 at iCloud dot com 1w
Cinfhen I wasn‘t expecting “weird” @LeahBergen @Ruthiella @squirrelbrain @erzascarletbookgasm and I didn‘t know it was turned into a film...twice!!! I never got past that first page last night 🙄hoping to read some today. 1w
CrowCAH @Cinfhen perfect, I‘ll send it your way via email first. 1w
Cinfhen @CrowCAH 😊👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 1w
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#BookMail Super fast delivery from #BookDepository 📦My October read for IRL bookclub 👻🎃

Pruzy Is it just me, or as far as book adaptation covers go is this one of the better ones? 1w
Cinfhen It was almost $10 cheaper to purchase this cover @Pruzy and that was good enough reason to choose it 😜 1w
starlight97 You got an awesome bookmark too! 🔖 1w
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Took my book and appetite with me this morning. Found a new favorite breakfast/coffee spot. If I‘m being honest I enjoyed breakfast more than the book. It‘s ok, but the writing and plot is a little choppy🤷🏼‍♀️

Megabooks That looks like a fantastic breakfast!! 1w
Cinfhen Everything was homemade, farm fresh, plentiful and delicious 😋 and super reasonable @Megabooks 1w
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4thhouseontheleft Breakfast looks amazing! 1w
Kalalalatja Mmmmmmmm 😋 1w
AmyG Israeli breakfasts are the best! 1w
Mdargusch wow! 😋 1w
DivineDiana Looks like you found a gem! 🙂 1w
Cinfhen Not as wonderful as Terrain @DivineDiana but still a gem 💖It was super hearty including a hot & cold drink and a brownie ( which I passed on) and it‘s set on a deck overlooking orange grooves @Mdargusch @Kalalalatja @4thhouseontheleft @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t agree more @AmyG Israeli breakfasts are spectacular 🥰 1w
MicheleinPhilly Solomonov just opened his first all day restaurant in Rittenhouse. Saw a feature on it yesterday on FYI Philly. For next time! 1w
4thhouseontheleft What‘s the name of the restaurant? I‘ll have to put it on my list for my trip next year! 1w
Cinfhen It‘s in a small town in Pardes Chana about an hour outside of Tel Aviv @4thhouseontheleft I don‘t think you‘ll be out that way but I‘ll make a list of more accessible cafes/ restaurants that are equally fabulous 1w
Cinfhen I‘m gonna hold you to that @MicheleinPhilly ❤️ 1w
DivineDiana A deck overlooking orange groves sounds quite spectacular to me! 💗 1w
KarenUK Wow that looks fabulous 💕 1w
Blaire That breakfast looks delicious! 1w
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#RedRoseSeptember #NeverForget #NeverAgain Two stories of resilience and survival, both from my #TBR Both sound incredible!

Cinfhen @Hollie have you read either of these books??? I bet you have a few good memoirs to suggest. #Holocaust #WWII 1w
arlenefinnigan Excellent ❤️ 1w
Hollie @Cinfhen I have not, but I need to! 1w
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Day 4 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
I‘m looking at you @Kalalalatja please join in

BarbaraBB I had this one lined up as well! Such a great cover - And book! 1w
Kalalalatja First cover coming up! 😄 1w
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Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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#SeptemberSins #HowToSaveALife #BonusCoverCrush Couldn‘t decide which cover I 💗more. This book is STILL on my #TBR although I‘ve seen the film. Also great song 🎶

KarenUK Both are gorgeous 😍 1w
Megabooks This is one of the few instances the movie is better than the book! 1w
Cinfhen Good to know @Megabooks are you up for playing #7Days7Covers ?? I‘ll tag you starting tomorrow 1w
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Cinfhen I agree @KarenUK SO many stunning covers to covet 1w
Megabooks No, but I‘m up for it! Tag away! 1w
Cinfhen Ok, starting tomorrow for 7 days you post one book a day of a cover you love with no explanation only using hashtags #7Days7Covers & #CoverCrush 🧡Each day you post you tag someone new to participate XX @Megabooks can‘t wait to see what u come up with (edited) 1w
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🚨🚨#USKindleDailyDealAlert 🚨🚨#SorryNotSorry
I bought these 4 today ~ lots more to chose from 😄

MicheleinPhilly I resisted! I already have 2 of them. Unread naturally. ☺️ 1w
TrishB Well spotted 👍🏻 1w
Megabooks I‘ve read dopesick and BDW and loved both! Thanks for the heads up! 1w
Cinfhen I stacked Dopesick awhile ago because of you @Megabooks and probably Whale too 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I‘m a bad influence like that 🤣🤣 1w
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Up next #SundayReads Thanks to @Hooked_on_books for gifting me this gorgeous title and cover ❤️Hope book is as beautiful inside 🤞🏽

Cinfhen #CoverCrush bonus pick 1w
Megabooks I really want to read this! 1w
Hooked_on_books 👍🏼 1w
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Cinfhen I‘ll send you my copy after @Megabooks I‘m happy to keep #PayingItForward 😄💕 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Awesome! Thank you!! 💜💜 I‘m at a new address, so I‘ll email it to you. 1w
Megabooks Update: just sent you my address, no hurry of course. You have made my morning, dear friend! ❤️❤️ 1w
Mdargusch pretty! 1w
Kalalalatja Looking forward to your review! 1w
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Taddeo functions as both a reporter and a novelist in this riveting read. I couldn‘t put the book down & I found the writing gripping however when I got to the last page I didn‘t feel satisfied or educated. I‘m not sure this book serves any purpose but that‘s not to say Im sorry I read it. I don‘t believe this is an accurate account of WOMEN today although I‘m sad to know it certainly represents some. Pick for the prose & keeping me engaged.

BarbaraBB Well written, I agree with what you say even though it was a so-so for me. 1w
Cinfhen I can understand why it was only so-so for you @BarbaraBB 1w
Megabooks It was a pan for me for me because, despite being upfront about being about “women‘s sexuality”, I found it needlessly prurient & titillating in a pain-inducing way especially in regards to the teacher-student relationship. It certainly wasn‘t as representative of women‘s sexuality as the blurb on BOTM claimed, & I felt it was overly emotionally pornographic in regards to the women‘s complicated relationships with partners and their own sexuality. 1w
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Megabooks Phew! That said, I can see how there are a variety of feelings about this. I‘ve thought about a reread because I had such a strong response. We‘ll see. 1w
Cinfhen I understand you‘re feelings towards this book @Megabooks but I thought the endless descriptive sexual passages were on point with the women‘s stories/emotions/ longings especially in the teacher/student storyline. I felt most strongly towards Maggie and that particular story. 1w
KarenUK @Cinfhen @megabooks I felt the marketing for this book was really off... but the title fits perfectly. It‘s not a representative sample and doesn‘t draw any conclusions about ‘female desire‘, it‘s simply just three different women‘s stories... probably the three women who ended up being the most open and honest whilst she was researching, and that Taddeo found herself most drawn to. 1w
TrishB Great review. Three women‘s stories can never be representative. I just didn‘t like the writing or stories enough. 1w
Prairiegirl_reading @KarenUK I heard that she had a lot of different women at first (I forget the number) and then most backed out. I think that would have been a more representative book. I think it‘s more about how this book was marketed. It seems it was marketed as it was pitched and not how it ended up. 1w
Cinfhen @Prairiegirl_reading @KarenUK the forward of the book states that she began initially following men, then to women and I think the study had 26 but most dropped out over time but these 3 remained most honest, open & committed to the “project” I thought their stories were interesting but there were a lot of similarities ( all were white, 2 were Catholic, all experienced a sexual trauma early on in life, all seemed to have “daddy issues”) 1w
Megabooks Cindy, @KarenUK @Prairiegirl_reading I started rereading it, & she didn‘t seem to want to drop the universality of it, even after so many women dropped out. As Cindy pointed out they‘re white, straight, cisgender, mostly Christian women with a lot of similarities. From her intro of talking about her mother, it seemed there were some issues she had an agenda to explore. That‘s fine but be more upfront about it. I was sold one thing & got another. (edited) 1w
Cinfhen Very true @Megabooks she spent 8 years but in terms of “field findings” and the “exploration” I need to roll my eyes 🙄 1w
Reggie I liked what Sloan has to say about giving her husband a list of 30 things to get from the store and how he never gets it all right. And how she could be mad about those 5 things he missed but sometimes she comes home and there are things done she doesn‘t ask him to do. (Walking an invisible dog,lol) Sometimes it‘s about perspective. I think there were a lot of takeaways from this book. Glad you liked it. 1w
Cinfhen It‘s funny @Reggie because from the 3 stories, I found Sloan the less interesting. I couldn‘t relate to her storyline at all. It‘s true that women judge women more harshly. 1w
Blaire I felt the exact same way. Wished there had been data or some broader take aways, but I also found it totally engaging. It made for a great book club discussion. 1w
Blaire Also one thing that I learned after reading it is that the author actually organized the group of women in Indiana and was the person the Indiana woman confided in during the affair. So she had a part in sort of creating some of the scenes. 1w
Cinfhen That‘s so interesting @Blaire and doesn‘t surprise me....I had a feeling she was involved in that woman‘s group. That seems a bit disingenuous NOT mentioning that she was the facilitator 🙄Did most bookclub members like or dislike the book??? 1w
Blaire @Cinfhen most liked it. Everyone read it...lots of discussion about the way the women viewed themselves, lack of self-determination. Also concerns about author‘s methods, wished within the book she had explained what she‘d done. And concern with repercussions to the women for sharing and for their children. I know Maggie‘s name was real bc of court case, but was unclear what steps if any were taken to anonymize the other two. 1w
Blaire @Cinfhen also lots of about how it was written like fiction it was easy to forget it was non-fiction...which I think worked as an immersive experience and our book club as a whole was very engaged but also uncomfortable. 1w
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Disney's Chicken Little | Elizabeth Phillips
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#SeptemberSins Honestly when I see the words #wannabe I immediately go to the Disney film Chicken Little 🎵🐷🐔https://youtu.be/UZqcU_RmaUQ
Sorry, Spice Girls fans( just in case there‘s a secret two year thread @saresmoore @LauraBeth @MyNamesParadise )

NeedsMoreBooks I was just listening to the Spice Girls yesterday 😎😁 1w
Cinfhen My daughter was quite the fan back in those early days @NeedsMoreBooks Now she covets Victoria Beckham‘s designs 💕 1w
julesG I was listening to this in the car the other day, while discussing Illuminae with my son. So, if I did the photochallenge this month, I'd have picked 1w
saresmoore Bahahaha! I played this for the girls the other day and they were like, “Mom, this is weird. Can we listen to something good?” 1w
Cinfhen Love those girls @saresmoore 🧡 1w
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#RedRoseSeptember Another unread book but this one from my Kindle 🤑Damn those #KindleDailyDeals 🙈A look at the #History of the Jewish People starting from biblical days until the founding of the State of Israel . I‘m actually keen to read this. #SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

Ruthiella I have a copy of his Spartacus (damn those library book sales!🤪) that I still need to read! 1w
Cinfhen Exactly @Ruthiella 😄 1w
arlenefinnigan Excellent! 1w
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Everything Under | Daisy Johnson
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Day3 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
I‘m eyeing you @BarbaraBB consider yourself tagged

KarenUK Gorgeous! Sitting on my nightstand..... 1w
Mdargusch so pretty! 1w
BarbaraBB I love that cover too. Thanks for the tag 💜💜 1w
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Cinfhen The photos really don‘t capture how exquisite the cover really is @Mdargusch Wayyyy more spectacular than the book @KarenUK @BarbaraBB I wasn‘t a fan of the story 1w
BarbaraBB Neither was I! 1w
Kalalalatja Love that cover, too! 😍 1w
Mdargusch covers should never be better than the story. Its too disappointing! As always, I will cite 1w
Cinfhen Perfect example @Mdargusch 1w
Cinfhen You up for joining in tomorrow @Kalalalatja ???? 1w
Kalalalatja Count me in! 🙌 1w
Cinfhen @Kalalalatja woohoo 🎉 can‘t wait, I‘m pretty sure I “know” one of your covers....I almost picked it myself (edited) 1w
Kalalalatja Ha! I just took my 7 pics, just to be sure I wouldn‘t forget it during the stress of the week, and one of them is the tagged book 😂 1w
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#RedRoseSeptember Another book from my virtual #TBR ~ Im not really good at #mathematics but I believe my virtual TBR + my physical TBR = 4861 books or something like that 😉

EDmdj Wow!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Bklover Never enough. Keep ‘em coming!❤️ 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha @EDH1226 @Bklover my math could still be off by 1000 or so books 😜 2w
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valeriegeary Yes, that number sounds about right. 😆 2w
Cinfhen Hi 👋🏽 @valeriegeary It‘s been forever!!!! Hope all is well and you‘re ankle(?) foot (?) is fully healed xx 2w
BarbaraBB Great post 😂😂 2w
valeriegeary Forever is not an exaggeration# 2w
valeriegeary Oh my gosh. I apparently forgot how to use this app and hit send too early. 😁 My ankle is pretty back to normal now. I'm running again. Which is excellent! I'm trying to juggle a lot of social media and work stuff right now so I've decided to do Litsy on the weekends! 🤗 2w
arlenefinnigan Love that cover! 1w
Cinfhen I do too @arlenefinnigan ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ 1w
Cinfhen I‘m glad you‘re back to running and happy to know you‘re out there doing your thing @valeriegeary Litsying on weekends is a great compromise xx 1w
Mdargusch WOW! 1w
Cinfhen My “math” might be overinflated @Mdargusch 😜but it‘s still a ridiculous number that I‘ll never control 😂😂 1w
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#SeptemberSins I think Taylor Swift needs to take a page from this playbook and learn to just #ShakeItOff

LeahBergen Ha! 😆 2w
Laura317 😂😂yeah probably. 2w
Cinfhen She‘s a little unhinged these days @LeahBergen @Laura317 😜 2w
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MicheleinPhilly Ooooh, @LauraBeth is gonna be SOOOO mad at you! 1w
LauraBeth As @MicheleinPhilly now knows - there is an entire legion of swifties here on Litsy - we hide ourselves by commenting on a two year old thread...😂 Don‘t make us come out of the wood work! 1w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth I thought you were loud and proud??? Sorry for outing you. 😘 1w
LauraBeth @MicheleinPhilly Oh I am! She‘s my girl! I meant we hide ourselves so we don‘t overrun Litsy with non book-related posts. Because we‘re polite that way! 😹 1w
Kayla.Adriena @LauraBeth Where's this 2 year old thread?! I'm in love with Lover 💕💘🎉🌈 1w
MyNamesParadise @LauraBeth I‘ll tag @Kayla.Adriena in the 2 year old thread! 1w
LauraBeth @MyNamesParadise 💃💃 glad to have you @Kayla.Adriena 1w
saresmoore LISTEN. The new album, Lover, is fantastic and I love her whiny drama because she‘s just saying what I can‘t and she makes me feel the feels. (Also my daughters pretty much won‘t listen to anything other than Taylor and show tunes, so.) 1w
Cinfhen Hahaha @LauraBeth @saresmoore @MyNamesParadise @MicheleinPhilly @Kayla.Adriena I‘m dying over here!!! Didn‘t mean to throw any shade at Ms. Swift😂😂if anything she‘s too emotionally honest in her music 🎶 Ya‘ll keep on being “Swifties” ✊🏼🤟🏽😘 1w
Cinfhen And Lucy & Elly are TOTALLY cool for loving Taylor @saresmoore 😎not so sure about the rest of you 😜 1w
saresmoore So true! 😂 My kids are infinitely cooler than I am! 1w
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Day 2 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
Tag, you‘re it @KarenUK
@jenniferw88 @Reviewsbylola
Be prepared @BarbaraBB you‘re up next (Sunday)

KarenUK That is such a pretty cover! 😍 2w
ShelfRighteous Beautiful cover and beautiful book! 2w
Cinfhen I love all the covers for this book and I‘m still waiting for someone to make this book into a movie @ShelfRighteous @KarenUK 2w
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ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen This is one of the few books that I would love to be adapted for the screen. How grand would it be😍 2w
LibrarianRyan I love this cover version of this book. 1w
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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#FriYayIntro @howjessreads
1. Tagged book was SO ridiculously improbable ~ it pissed me off 🤬
2. Loved Sex & The City / such smart writing
3. Avo toast 😋🥑on homemade bread / no sugar
4. Google says UTC+03:00 Summer Time / my ⏰ reads 2:53pm
5. The Denim Three 🤟🏼

Leftcoastzen Ah , another thing we have in common.first episode that popped into my head?Berger breaks up with Carrie on a post-it note.🥿👠👡👢👜 2w
gradcat I, too, loved that show...I think I‘d forgotten about it. 2w
Cinfhen Berger!!! But I always liked Charlotte best and I thought Samantha had the best one liners @Leftcoastzen @gradcat and Carrie was just so stylish🙌🏻 2w
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4thhouseontheleft 🥑 toast is a favorite of mine! 2w
Cinfhen You can‘t get avocado year round in Israel so it‘s only a seasonal treat @4thhouseontheleft and unfortunately the season is almost over until February when they return 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen And where, pray tell, is all the Miranda love? 😅 2w
KarenUK Miranda was my fave! @gradcat And Avo on rice cakes is my breakfast most mornings... I love it! Don‘t think I‘d cope if I could only eat it part of the year! 😂 2w
KarenUK Your band name sounds like a group of criminals! 😂 2w
LeeRHarry SATC 💕💕💕 #teammiranda 😏 2w
gradcat @KarenUK Yay! Another Miranda fan! ♥️ 2w
Cinfhen Miranda was a little too much of a Debbie downer @gradcat @KarenUK @LeeRHarry 😜and avo on rice cake sounds delicious @KarenUK better than the bread! 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen Ahem. Well, you know, we can‘t all be sunshiny Charlottes! 😂 2w
Cinfhen TRUTH @gradcat & Miranda was the feisty redhead (edited) 2w
gradcat @Cinfhen Yup! 😂 1w
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Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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Here you go @jenniferw88 Day 1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush **I NEED hashtags**
Posting a cover I love with no other explanation and I‘m tagging @Reviewsbylola to join me
I‘ve gifted my copy so image from Google

xxjenadanxx Oh my gosh that cover 😱 2w
Cinfhen IRL the green part is shiny foil that looks like legit snake skin @xxjenadanxx and it‘s spectacular 😍🤩 Book was wonderful too☺️ (edited) 2w
SauerPatch The cover was the biggest reason I read this book! Lol 2w
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emilyhaldi Yes! Agree 💯 perfect cover, wonderful book ❤️ 2w
Cinfhen I definitely fell for the cover HARD @SauerPatch @emilyhaldi 2w
youneverarrived It is a beauty 💚 2w
BarbaraBB Great idea this, to post seven great covers! 2w
Cinfhen I‘m tagging you on Sunday @BarbaraBB 😜💕 2w
BarbaraBB Yay! I‘ll start thinking of seven covers 😘 2w
Cinfhen And you need to tag someone new each day too @BarbaraBB 2w
BarbaraBB Yes! I will! 2w
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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#RedRoseSeptember #SeptemberSins Reese Witherspoon is my favorite all around #Entertainer / she‘s an avid reader, a kickass mom, a gifted actress, a style icon and the type of chick you could hang with on a Friday night over some #ChippyTea or #WingsAndWhiskey 🥃 Another book on my virtual TBR

TheBee I love Reese!!! 2w
arlenefinnigan Doesn't she do a book club as well? 2w
Cinfhen Yup @arlenefinnigan @TheBee she‘s awesome 💗 2w
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CoffeeAndABook I‘d love to hang out too, if that‘s ok. I‘m free tonight 😇 I‘ll bring snacks to snack on once we‘re officially done eating those delish wings 😉 How fun would that be, the three of us rockin‘ Friday night 🤩🤩🤩🥃🥃🥃🍿🍿🍿👗👗👗 Also this book is definitely stacked!! 📚 (edited) 2w
Cinfhen Don‘t forget to bring your favorite books @CoffeeAndABook we‘ll be doing a book swap too 😘😘Happy Friday 2w
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Yesss 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼let‘s do that 🤩 Happy Friday to you as well 🌸🌸 2w
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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Mehso-so

This is our September IRL book club pick.
I applaud Power‘s for making me look at trees in a completely new light but I would have been just as impressed, maybe even more so, if he saved the planet from paper consumption and kept the novel at 350 pages. This book could have been brilliant if it was whittled down by about 200 pages. Beautiful language and strong ideas but preachy overtones & drawn out conclusion left me feeling meh 😞

DivineDiana On the #TBR. Bought for my tree loving husband and he is taking it slow. In fact, I think he closed it up for a while! 😂 2w
Megabooks Lol!! I loved that line about saving trees! Great review! 2w
Cinfhen The first part was fantastic @DivineDiana @Megabooks but then the preaching began and it was like a never ending sermon 🙄 2w
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LauraBeth Ha 😂 great review! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm 😆 your review! 👍 2w
KarenUK Unstacked! 😂 2w
Cinfhen I feel bad if you unstack @KarenUK there is some really gorgeous writing and the enlightenment about trees is truly stunning xx I‘ll send/bring you my copy 😘 2w
Cinfhen 519 pages of this book are about saving trees and then they publish hundreds of thousands of books ~ it seems a little hypocritical @LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm 😊 2w
KarenUK 😘😘😘😘 2w
BarbaraBB I know exactly what you mean. Way too long despite the interesting point of view. Love your view, by the way 😍 2w
Ruthiella Agree! Started strong but by the end I was bored. But lots of readers loved it! 😀 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve seen so many glowing reviews that I kept thinking I was missing something or that the ending would WOW me , but that never happened @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB not a bad book but it just fell flat by the end. 2w
BookwormM I am in the same camp it annoyed me that a book about saving trees was so long personally I would have made it digital copy only to stick to my point 2w
Cinfhen @BookwormM PREACH 🙌🏻❣️😁 2w
BarbaraBB @BookwormM Yes!! Smart! 2w
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