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Crysboehne

Crysboehne

Joined August 2016

Book lover. Bread baker. Coffee hound. Yoga doer. Stitcher.
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Mehso-so

I probably read three other books while trying to make my way through this one. It‘s not that it was particularly bad, it was just incredibly drawn out and very predictable.

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The Husband's Secret | Liane Moriarty
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This is my second Liane Moriarty book and I must say, I quite enjoyed it. Her character development is right on target and the story lines are always interesting.

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I read this book prior to beginning my yoga teacher training. A beautiful preparation for my journey that lies ahead. Donna Farhi takes an intricate, complicated subject and turns it into something the reader can grasp. Simply lovely.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
Mehso-so

I typically love a Kazuo Ishiguro novel, but I just couldn‘t get into this one. I tried really hard, I did. I loved the characters and the idea was fantastic but it was soooo boring. I kept waiting for something to happen, anything. It wasn‘t terrible, but it definitely wasn‘t a winner either.

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Penpal | Dathan Auerbach
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I was truly concerned throughout this entire book. I wanted to know what was going on and was terrified to find out all at the same time. Great story and writing. Loved it.

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White Fur | Jardine Libaire
Mehso-so

I'm back and forth about this book. At times I found it entertaining while other times I hated its guts. I didn't like Elise until the last 30 or so pages. Jamey, the other main character, I found tolerable but felt like he left a lot to be desired.
I welcomed the vulgarity. Sometimes a lady just needs a break from the real world and step into someone else's sex life. 😑 A solid so-so book that I just might recommend to the right person.

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The Color of Secrets | Lindsay Ashford
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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It's obvious that the author researched this era, the people, and the social commentary during this time in our history. The characters were easy to love and most times I battled the emotional ups and downs right with them. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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While it took me forever to finish (I blame my new found love of cross-stitching), I have come to the conclusion that this was one great book. My ideas on religion are shared with Lib and I am pressed to wonder how often this occurred in our history and how often it continues today. A solid read in my book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Behind Her Eyes | Sarah Pinborough
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I must admit, the quote from the judge swayed my opinion for #botm. I'm pretty excited.

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I am so unbelievably in love with this book. A quiet mystery and a sweet love story mixed with Scottish history and landscape. Maine did a wonderful job conveying her love for this part of the Scottish Isles and left me missing Scotland more than ever.

KarenUK Sounds great.... and that cover! 💕💕💕....stacked! 📚 3y
kspenmoll Sounds like a book for me 📚😊 3y
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Pickpick

What a great read! Three words: Bubba the Cat.

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Post Thanksgiving relaxing time.

courtney 🙌🏻 excited to hear what you think! I just finished the Woman in Cabin 10 and really enjoyed it 3y
Michelle_mck I really enjoyed this one 3y
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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The poetry, the heartbreak, the beautiful journey it took me on. It's hard to beat literature like this. Well freaking done, Jacqueline Woodson, well done.

kspenmoll In my Nov. stack! Excited! 3y
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Another Brooklyn: A Novel | Jacqueline Woodson
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I'm only on page 48 and I've already cried twice.

she_barks I just voted for this one for best fiction on the goodreads 2016 voting. 3y
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Pickpick

All the stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Soaking up some well deserved Saturday reads.

Bookzombie 💕🐱 3y
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Holy crap! This book was fantastic. I didn't expect to cry or laugh this much. And I sure didn't expect to love it like I do.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I'm some intrigued by this book!! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Omg!! I cannot type today!! *so 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Crysboehne loved this book also!! What a ride!! 3y
Crysboehne @JanuarieTimewalker13 wasn't it fun?!? Glad you liked it too. 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @Crysboehne Yes! But I would definitely recommend as a buddy read because it's just too much fun to read alone. I'm starting to think that this line is one of my favorites of all time " By the power of Phil Collins, I rebuke you!" Hahahaha! Such a great satire and cultural reference book. Yet, the ending was so full of emotion and sweet. This will be a birthday present for my best friend from 4th grade..no doubt!! Glad you liked it too! 3y
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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Mehso-so

Meh. The story was all over the place, I couldn't connect with the characters, and some of the language was very immature (examples above). It wasn't terrible, but it definitely wasn't good either. Meh.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel | Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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#firstlitsypost from two months ago. I was both nervous and relieved that I figured out how to post a review. 😬 #booktober #nolookingback

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Library haul from this week. #booktober #somethingborrowed

megt Great picks! 3y
bookdrunkard78 I really liked #mybestfriendsexcorcism how you do too! Some great picks! 3y
BekahB Wow you picked great books! Stiff is my favorite Mary Roach book and I really liked My Best Friend's Exorcism! 3y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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You guys, I really enjoyed this book. I'm having a hard time understanding the negative reviews that I keep running into. Obviously it's not a Pulitzer but it definitely was a good read. The plot was entertaining, the characters were likeable, and the writing was noteworthy. Recommend to all!

alisonrose I agree! 3y
KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌🙌 3y
susanw I think some of the problem, well for me anyway, was, the book was not the book I was expecting. It's marketed as a Manson cult thriller, but was a much quieter, introspective view of the cult and its life. It was a pick for me as I recognized it was my expectation that was he problem, not the book. 3y
Gayan I just could not like any of the characters. This was also my problem as I have immersed myself in the Manson story since I read Helter Skelter at eleven. I had way to many expectations. 3y
Crysboehne @susanw Somehow I missed the hype and marketing of this book. I just happened to run into it at the library and dove in. Before cracking it open I looked at the ratings here on Litsy. I expected it to be terrible, but ended up being pleasantly surprised. 😌 3y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Yes yes yes! #BOTM is doing it right for October.

Reviewsbylola I am excited for both of those. Good choices! 3y
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Reading is my breath of fresh air.

Louise Just got the audio book out of the library! Looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about! 😊 3y
LauraBeth Sweet view 😀 3y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Well written and scary in all the right places. 👌🏻Even my kitty is afraid to open his eyes. Honestly, I don't blame him.

Laura317 😻😻😻 3y
Bookzombie That's a great photo! 3y
asiriusreader 😻😻pretty kitty!! 3y
Crysboehne @asiriusreader He is old and cranky but he photographs well. 3y
DebinHawaii Love that face! 🐱❤️ 3y
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"I didn't stop giving hand jobs because I wasn't good at it. I stopped giving hand jobs because I was the best at it." ? This is the first line of this book and the first thing I read this morning. And this is the face I made when seeing it (recreated of course).

Varshitha 😂😂😂 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂 I hope you had at least one cup of coffee beforehand! 3y
MeganAnn 😂😂 this just made me laugh out loud in the middle of the office... 3y
LeahBergen Awesome! 3y
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The Storyteller | Jodi Picoult
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I'm torn about how many stars to give this one. I loved the story and the characters, and the fact that it brought on quite a few crying fits (is this something that I should love?). The ending was quite predictable, which bothered me as the rest of the book was not. I wanted more closure and just didn't get it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 for now, let me sit on this one for a bit. But I do recommend for sure.

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Patronus = Dolphin. Not sure why, but this makes me smile.

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First library visit in my new town!

Chessa ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
megt Yay! That's exciting! 3y
kspenmoll What fun! 3y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag Flavia 💜 love that series! Enjoy :) 3y
Bookzombie So exciting! 3y
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Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
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This book, my oh my, this book. The content was rough and very hard to swallow. In fact, I had to take several mental health breaks while reading. The characters were easy to love/hate and the writing was superb. Highly recommend with a fair warning that triggers are located throughout the entire read.

Godmotherx5 Good to know. Thanks for the word of warning. 3y
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Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
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I took the leap and I'm so excited!!! You guys sure know how to utilize your peer pressure skills.

Pamtherunner You're going to love it! I just got my sixth (??) box! 3y
sprainedbrain Yay!!! 3y
kspenmoll I am just awaiting my first box! 3y
Godmotherx5 Love it! 3y
moranadatter I just got my first box! 3y
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Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
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One of the most beautiful descriptions of baking a cake I've ever seen.

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Special Power of Restoring Lost Things | Courtney Elizabeth Mauk
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I had a hard time liking most of the characters (with the exception of Drew, the father). The last half of the book transitions well and I realized after I finished that I actually liked the book. I'll go ahead and recommend this one.

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Special Power of Restoring Lost Things | Courtney Elizabeth Mauk
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Carmichael's Bookstore in Louisville, KY (the Bardstown Rd location) was always a favorite bookstore to frequent when my husband and I were in town for dinner. I don't live in Louisville anymore and I miss it greatly, both the city and this bookstore. #getindie P.S. I found this image on Google- sadly, I never took an image for myself.

Gayan They sponsored Stephen King when he came to town. 3y
Megabooks I went there a ton when I lived in Louisville, too! 3y
SarahK I've never been there. I'm going to Louisville in a couple of weeks for a concert, I'll have to check it out! 3y
quirkyreader This is one of the best places in Louisville. 3y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Can't. Stop. Crying.
Beautifully written and so very heartbreaking.

reneelyons 🙌 3y
Laura317 This is in my tbr stack. Might have to move it up now. 3y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Yesssssss

megt Congrats! 3y
MrBook Congratulations 😁👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻!!! 3y
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Megabooks Yay!! 👍🏻👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Nice!🎉🎊🎉🎊 3y
CherylDeFranceschi 🎉📚🎉! Nice! 3y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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True story.

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Special Power of Restoring Lost Things | Courtney Elizabeth Mauk
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Kindle First offered this novel for September. Looks as if it's going to be an interesting read.

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Diving head first into this lovely tonight.

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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Mysterious, entertaining, and downright confusing at times. But I must say, I loved every minute of it.

moranadatter Yay! Another beautiful fox cover! 3y
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Until I Find You | John Irving
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It's been years since I've had it in my hands, but I think about it almost every day.

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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While I know it's not the favorite of many, I did enjoy this whimsical, yet heavy story that Ishiguro created. It was one of those books that I didn't love while I was reading it, but thought about it often when I wasn't.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel | Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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I've never been a fan of historical fiction and was quite reluctant to pick this one up. The first chapter pulled me in and from then on I was hooked. The intricacies of events and details rendered from the authors pushed me to fall in love with Patsy and all the characters throughout the entire read. I'm so very happy with my choice to read this and can't wait to research more into the lives of the Jefferson family.

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