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EmG

EmG

Joined April 2016

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Heard about this book from a podcast - .@tobyballnh true crime book club - .@crimewriterson - half way through - excellent BUT dispiriting, enraging.

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Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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#Mads really recommends The Proposal.

EmG I had to get #Mads' permission (secured w some temptations cat treats TBH) to finish the story, and I LOVED IT. I actually liked more than The Wedding Date (and that's saying something). I loved Carlos and Nik. This was fun and sexy and intelligent. A love story between adults who screw up but act like adults do. HIghly recommend.👍👍👍👍👍 (edited) 5mo
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This is one of NYTs 10 best books. WTH! I hated everything about this book. It exploited a very real tragedy (which as a New Yorker I was v familiar with) & I felt icky just reading it. It offered no insight into the crime and I was enraged by the subtle shade thrown at the mother. The story felt thrown together and like a first draft. I'm utterly astonished by the praise. I've never told people to avoid a book like I have this one. Loathed it.

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Yikes! I've loved several of her books but DNF the last one I picked up so I guess I'll try and hold out.

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Perfect happy hour read. I know next to nothing about fine wine collecting but this book is a fascinating and accessible read. PeterHellman.com

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Know nothing about wine but this is so accessible. Great story. Fast read. Racing thru it. PeterHellman.com

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Finally finishing - no reflection on book - it's fabulous - life stuff got in way. The letter from Boies on page 271 is insane -not going spoil by quoting. Best NF I've read this year and it has been a good NF year for me. .@johncarreyrou

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#LibraryCat #Talullah sitting on tonight's book - about 1/4 way thru and loving it. Fast paced. Well written. Accessible. .@JohnCarreyrou #BadBlood

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Just started #TheSix #Talullah seems to like it #FWIW

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Here's to Us | Elin Hilderbrand
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Just started listening - big .@elinhilderbrand fan - enjoying

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I LOVED this, but then I've loved every one in the series. I'm a little behind bc I was hoarding them to jump start reading slump. Now I want to race thru the rest of the series. One of the most enjoyable books I've read this year. #SpyThriller #Series #GreatHero #huge cast of recurring charecters.

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Undead Girl Gang | Lily Anderson
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This was a really fun listen. Witches. Bitches. High school bullying. Outsider gets in over her head while she attempts to prove her best friend didn't kill her self in lemming-like fashion after 2 far more popular girls committed suicide. Twisty.

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The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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Just finished. Not my favorite #Hilderbrand but that's a v high bar. 1. Fiction 2. Betrayal 3. Local story 4. Rumors 5. regret

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I LOVE everything by #DanJones and this one is a great read.

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That Kind of Mother | Rumaan Alam
Mehso-so

I have #thoughts. LOTS of #thoughts.

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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I really enjoyed this. There's such a strong sense of place, and tension and dread. Great debut.

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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TMW you realize every thing in your house becomes a #bookshelf I Realize this #TBR is heavy into #NF #History #Royals

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Listening to this on audible. Really enjoying. I love campaign books and this is a well written addition to the cannon. If you wonder how reporters manage the camp follower like existence at same time they are competing to the death for scoops and status, this is the book for you.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro

Am loving this.

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The Wicked Deep | Shea Ernshaw
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"If only love were so easily conjured, there wouldn't be so many broken hearts,"

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"Be yourself; Everyone else is already taken."

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Ulysses | James Joyce

I'm 100% #Irish. I love #Books. But I've never finished a #JamesJoyce book because they suck. Objectively, they stink on ice. Pretentious. Impenetrable. A chore. #BooBooBoo

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"Brides never fare well in stories. Stories can sense happiness and snuff it out like a candle."

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On Second Thought | Kristan Higgins

"Sometimes, a smile was the bravest act of all."

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On this frigid #SuperBowl weekend #EvilKitten aka #Finnigan has some reading goals - #TheSunshineSisters #JaneGreen

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I love anything about Queen Victoria - heard #DeborahCadbury on .@HistoryExtra podcast & couldn't wait for this book. Loved #PrincesAtWar and this is even better!

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Great Read. If you like campaign books, memoirs or just want to refresh your memory about the craziest campaign in history, this book is for you. Tur is honest about her job & herself. I liked structure with one hour of election night followed by her coverage of campaign. Really recommend.

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Beaslie approves of my next read. Have been saving this one to get me going after slight slump.

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Miss #Talullah-Belle likes snuggling up with a good book #CatLibrarian

keithmalek You should get a bookmark. 2y
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I love campaign books and this one is great! Fast paced, well structured and honest. .@KatyTurNBC tells it like she lived it and it's a fascinating read. I can't put this down.

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I leave the room for 3 mins, and I come back to a #warmCat on my #book

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Why #BookGods ? WHY?!

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Deadfall | Linda Fairstein
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#Talullah knows not to come between me and the latest #AlexCooper #LindaFairstein !!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Sometimes, when there isn't a #book around #Tallulah-Belle just sits on me

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The Devil's Triangle | J.T. Ellison, Catherine Coulter
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#Talullah-Belle loves #books #CatLibrarian I want to finish this but she's adamant that #ItsAllAboutHer #BookCat

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#Bonus to my #BookObsession Free #CatToys #BarnesandNoble #ShoppingBags highly prized #Zen space for my #Cats I'll never reject a bag again! #Talullah-Belle #Wylie #Pye

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#Beasley letting me know he wants my attention. #SubtleHeIsNot his #NativeAmerican name should be #SpeaksWithHisPaws #MarbleBengalMix

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Loved this passage. Perfectly captures what it's like to be wired 100% differently than a parent and how to cope with it. You either submit or resist. Been there, done that, skipped buying the T-shirt.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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"This had always been his mother's problem. She thought too much of herself, and not enough of others." Lovely phrasing. Loving this.

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Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
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Was trying to decide my next book & #Talullah-Belle seems to have an opinion. #CatsOfLitsy #BookCat

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#Talulah-Belle Can't even wait until it's out of bag! The #BookLove is strong with this one. #CatsOfLitsy #BookLovingCat

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Six Stories | Matt Wesolowski
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Just starting this. Have high hopes!

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2/ I say hope b/c I don't want to read a 2nd everyone's raving about it but is stunk book this summer. There isn't a single character to root for. It's not funny. There's a chapter about a kayak ride that almost made this a DNF. Endless unneeded detail deep in book. Hated it. Loathed it. Will tell every one I know to stay far away from it. This isn't a "it didn't do it for me, but" book. It's a how did any reviewer recommend this book? UGH.

NatalieR I'm seriously considering bailing on this one right now. 😕 2y
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This was an #audible read for me. I finished but it was a death-march; tedious, joyless & unending. I'd heard so much buzz on this, how funny it was...hope this fits my slot for "everyone's talking about it but I hated it summer books." You know what I mean, the book you see everyone reading, hear critical praise & you start it & think "what am I missing" & you finish & your livid about time wasted. You become a reverse evangelist. Well that's me.

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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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Am trying to finish this tonight but #Talullah-Belle won't budge #CatsOfLitsy

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3 chapters in. Listening on audible. Are we supposed to hate the central characters? Struggling.

Purrfectpages I hear ya. I'm toying with bailing on this one soon, too. 2y
EmG I definitely would have stopped if it wasn't an #audible pick. Since I can listen & do other things I'll put up w/meh book more than I will an actual "read." 2y
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I'll Give You the Sun | Jandy Nelson
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"HOw is it he belongs everywhere?"

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The Identicals | Elin Hilderbrand
Mehso-so

Loved 2/3 of it. Ending makes me madder and madder. Not because I disagreed with it but because it was too neat and tacked on and rushed. Characters central to 1st 2/3 dropped & those not fleshed out drop out of sky and provide easy ending. I have loved many of her books but don't think I can recommend this to anyone I know. In a word: meh.