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EmilyAnne

EmilyAnne

Joined June 2016

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Love, Lies and Spies | Cindy Anstey
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Bought this book for the cover, was hooked by the first paragraph:
“‘Oh my, this is embarrassing,‘ Miss Juliana Telford said aloud. There was no reason to keep her thoughts to herself, as she was alone, completely alone. In fact, that was half of the problem. The other half was, of course, that she was hanging off the side of a cliff with the inability to climb either up or down and in dire need of rescue.”
😂🤓😅

callielafleur Oooo this reminds me of Gail Carriger's books. Stacking! 1y
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Nightlight: A Parody | The Harvard Lampoon
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My newest book-adjacent purchase 🤓 My anxiety makes it so I can't sleep without some form of light in the room, but I've been working with a counselor and have gotten it down to just a dim nightlight. I made this purchase as a reward to myself and I LOVE it! It's quite small, but so pretty! Special cameo by Cameo 😸

jessberk13 Omg I was just gifted this yesterday! It‘s so neat! 2y
Mdargusch I love this! 2y
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White is for Witching | Helen Oyeyemi
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Maybe I should lay off ordering books for a while... 😬🤓🙃

umbrellagirl I loved Essex Serpent! 2y
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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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Holy literary fiction in space batman! I LOVED this book you guys. I mean LOVED. It's space exploration mixed with introspection mixed with family relationships and all written beautifully. I understand why some people call it more of a character study, but I think that's why I loved it so much. Gonna be thinking about this one for a loooooong time. Great reading start to 2018 ❤️🍾👩🏽‍🚀🌌

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Caraval | Garber
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Went out of town this weekend and visited my first books a million. I'd say it was a successful trip 😂 All of these were bargain books! I've been DYING to read Caraval, so it's been moved to the top of the list 🤓

tammysue Nice stack! 😍 2y
Tonton Great stack! 2y
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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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Went to my favorite used book sale of the year and got these beauties! The ones in the middle are extra giveaway copies of my favorites 😊 I'm most excited about the wanderers - I was going to wait until it came out in paperback, but someone had donated an arc!! 🤓

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I LOVED this book. This was a re-read for my book club and it seems everyone else loved it too. We'll have plenty to discuss. Again, there is a selkie theme running throughout (I can't pass up a selkie story 😊), and family, identity, history are central. The descriptive language was beautiful, and I connected to characters even when they made baffling decisions. Love, love, loved it!! ❤️❤️❤️

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Pickpick

I loved this book, though it was not exactly what I expected. It doesn't have much of a plot but instead seems like more of a character study of two people and the marriage that they make together. The characters were real and flawed and that's what made this book so compelling.

emilyhaldi I LOVED this book! 2y
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I can't resist a good selkie story! And this one was beautifully written and compelling. Loved it!

Bette 🐱❤️ 2y
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Macbeth | William Shakespeare
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Shakespeare in the park!

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The Weight of Ink | Rachel Kadish
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My kitten is as bookish as I am ❤️😸❤️ Also, I am LOVING this book so far 😻

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
Bette 🐱❤️ 2y
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Belzhar | Meg Wolitzer
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I will say this was a very quick and easy read. BUT. The portrayal of mental illness was almost offensive. The MC obviously has some issues but is expected to resolve them mainly through an English class discussing Sylvia Plath. There was really no character development and it just fell flat for me. 😕

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Got this #bookmail today and I AM SO EXCITED!!!! N K Jemisin is one of my new favorites 📚📚📚

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This whole series is just delightful. A pseudo-Victorian society where dragons are just like any other animal, and this kick-ass feminist scientist travels around the world to study them. Super fun, and apparently super comfy too 🙄

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Shine Shine Shine | Lydia Netzer
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Found this beauty at the dollar store and man was it lovely! The story of a relationship between two flawed people against the background of one of them going to the moon. Considering I had a dream the other night that I was going to the moon, I decided this was a timely pick 🤓

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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I LOVED this book! A Nigerian fairy tale, dark and twisty but also hopeful and sweet. Highly recommend!! (Addie agrees 😉)

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Re-listened to this for the first time in almost a decade and I forgot how completely awesome this book is. Atwood is one of my favorite authors, and it's amazing how prescient she was even in the 80s - religious fundamentalism, control over women's bodies, etc. Plus it's just a great story. Love! ❤️❤️❤️

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Addie and I went on a long walk today, and then settled in to finish this beautiful book 💕 Excellent writing, nuanced characters, and an honest look at life. I loved this one 💖💖💖

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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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This is the closest my animals have ever come to snuggling!! 😍😍😍 Starting my next book club read tonight, it's a great pick so far! #makeroommakeroom

Liberty You won the #MakeRoomMakeRoom giveaway! Please email your name and address to Liberty at Book Riot dot com and I'll mail you books! 🎉🤘🏻😊 3y
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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It's a slow day at work, so I started this audiobook as well and so far it's AWESOME 🤓 also, how on earth did I not know that Neil Gaiman is British?? 😳

BookHoarder32 Oo good! I just checked out the hardcover from the library. 3y
pocketmermaid Ha! That must have been a surprise to find out! Isn't his voice amazing? My hardcover arrived yesterday. ❤ 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Meh. Listened to this one on audio and wasn't blown away. At least it was short 🙃

tricours Same here! 3y
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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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Cam helped me finish this book late last night. It was a beautiful story, switching back and forth from a Belle Époque courtesan to her granddaughter at the beginning of wwii. Lovely writing and a sweet story, based on a piece of news that an apartment was left untouched for 70 years, full of Belle Époque art and discovered in the last 10 years ❤️

DebinHawaii Sweet kitty! 🐱❤️ 3y
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Really enjoyed this one! The author says in her note to the reader that she's never seen a Sherlock adaptation with a female Sherlock, and I never realized that, but it is definitely something we need more of in the world 🤓

leslieisreading Have you heard of A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas? Another female Sherlock. I haven't read it yet but I've heard good things. 3y
EmilyAnne @leslieisreading I haven't but I'm adding it to my list! Thanks!! 3y
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The Forgotten Girls | Sara Blaedel
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A solid mystery pick, I enjoyed this one even though it was pretty dark. I've been having a bit of trouble concentrating lately (ahem politics), so I'm glad that this sucked me in for a bit 🤓

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Untitled | Anonymous
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My bedroom shelves hold a very small portion of my TBR, maybe 1/4? I haven't counted because 😳 These are the ones I think I'll be getting to the quickest, but that's always subject to change #shelfie #riotgrams

Libby1 Gorgeous shelves! 3y
DebinHawaii Love the lights! 📚📚👍 3y
Gissy So pretty!! 3y
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This was part of today's #bookmail and I couldn't resist this little novella. I met the author a couple months ago, and I've since been devouring all of her work 🤓 This one was sweet and hot at the same time, and the author's talent for telling a complete story in 50 pages is just amazing. Loved it!! ❤️

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Well, no wonder my tbr is out of control. To be fair, I had a gift card! And I've been wanting all of these! 🤓

frankincense_and_sensibility I'm about 100 pages into Passenger and it is a DELIGHT. 3y
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A Paris Apartment | Michelle Gable
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I acquired both of these books recently and they're about the same thing! An apartment in Paris that was abandoned and left in its Belle Époque state for 70 years ? anyone have an opinion which I should start with??? Should I read the better one first? And which one is that??

DivineDiana I read A Paris Apartment and enjoyed it! Recently loaned it to a friend who told me that she is loving it! 3y
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If I Was Your Girl | Meredith Russo
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This was my last book of #24in48 and I lost track of how many hours I've done ☹️ BUT this book was fantastic! A perspective that I haven't read too much of, and I'd love to hear more from this author. Sweet, smart, highly recommend!

DebinHawaii This one is on my TBR list! Hope you had a fun #24in48! 🎉📚👍 3y
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Ru | Kim Thuy
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This book was absolutely lovely and heartbreaking all at once. The language is spare and beautiful, and yet the author is able to give us a complete picture of what she's gone through and what her life has been like. Loved this one ❤️ #24in48

Lacythebookworm I recently read Man by her and loved it! Have you read it? 3y
EmilyAnne @Lacythebookworm I did! I loved that one too! They're a little bit different in terms of story, but the writing style is very similar 😊 3y
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The Island | Olivia Levez
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Cameo wanted to be included in #24in48 too! This was my second read and I really enjoyed it! It switches between Fran trying to survive after her plane crashes on a desert island, and the terrible thing she did to get herself on the plane in the first place. It takes a little suspension of disbelief - 16 year old who's never camped on a desert island - but I loved the writing and overall a great pick 🤓

8little_paws Aww so cute 3y
DebinHawaii She's a beauty! 🐱❤️ 3y
Bette Pretty🐱💙 3y
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Really liked this one! It explores the life of a mother and daughter who have come to New York from Hong Kong, who work in a sweat shop to get by and slowly try to better their position in life. The main character was strong and independent, this was a good start to #24in48 ! 😊

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Addie is still confused about why she needs to pose with books 😂 getting started on the #24in48 readathon tonight, since I have the house to myself and have to do some home improvement projects tomorrow. Only a little ways into this one, but I'm liking it so far 🤓

Notafraidofwords Be prepared: this book will break you 3y
EmilyAnne @Notafraidofwords oh no!! I didn't think it'd be a cheery read, but thanks for the warning! 3y
Notafraidofwords @EmilyAnne I mean, it was emotional for me. 3y
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Forest of Memory | Mary Robinette Kowal
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I've recently discovered a love for short stories and novellas, and this quick little read did not disappoint! In a future where we're always connected, how much can we trust our own memories? I'll be thinking about this one for a while 🤔

Libby1 Beautiful photo! 3y
DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐱❤️ 3y
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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Finished this excellent book with my sleepy puppy tonight 😍 Honestly Margaret Atwood can do no wrong in my book (heh), and this novel is no exception. Loved the play within a play (within a play) theme, and especially the main character and the pain of losing his daughter and how he channels that into his plays. Plus I got to pick up a signed copy from the strand when I was there a few months ago 🤓😍😇

Pruzy Ooh, a signed copy! Nice! I'm on the same page as you regarding feelings about Margaret Atwood! 3y
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Holy cow I LOVED this one. Very bleak and a little slow moving, but the whole thing was tense and I really enjoyed the characters. The narrator was excellent and added to the atmosphere. Will recommend this to anyone looking for an engaging audiobook 🙃😏

Reganw So glad you liked it. I heard another recommendation this morning for it on audio on the Get Booked podcast. 3y
EmilyAnne @Reganw oh, awesome! I'm glad I did this one on audio, I think the narrator added a lot to the story! 3y
KDo27 I'm about to start this audiobook and I'm glad I saw this post!! I'm always nervous about whether the audiobook will be good, but I'm looking forward to this one! 3y
EmilyAnne @KDo27 Glad I could help 🤓 you'll have to let me know how you like it! 3y
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Wow. This book was excellent! Leah Remini talks about her life in Scientology from childhood, and I was shocked at how much she went through and how strong she is. She doesn't flinch away from the things that she did wrong, and I like that she tries not to judge those people who the church really helps, while at the same time getting at the heart of the problems that exist within it. A great listen, I'm glad she reads it herself!

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Seraphina | Rachel Hartman
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Luna is helping me finish up the last few pages of this book. It's a slower read than I was expecting, but entertaining and i really like the theme of overcoming prejudices throughout 🤓 and thanks Liberty for the giveaway #andawaytheygo

RanaElizabeth Love the world-building in this! 3y
Suzze Luna's eyes are magical. 🐱👀 3y
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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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First I will say that this is a beautiful book. The writing is great, and even though there is little plot, it kept me reading. However, since this was for book club (which is tomorrow) I had to rush through it and didn't enjoy it as much as I could have. It was a reread and I remember liking it more last time 🤓

DivineDiana Yes, it is a slow read. Beautiful language. It took me by surprise and captured my heart. 3y
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The Vorrh | Brian Catling
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This is my book outlet Boxing Day haul...oops? 😳 I may have gone a little crazy, but most of these titles are things that I've been wanting, and a few are lending/giveaway titles (I hate to loan out my books cuz I never get them back). Now to find room for these on my shelves... 📚📚📚

Kitta 😅 So many books! (edited) 3y
Suzze Some great titles there! Jackpot! 📚📚📚📚 3y
jessberk13 Yup. Looks about right with BookOutlet! 😂😂😂 3y
Tonton Great stack! 3y
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Willful Creatures | Aimee Bender
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This was a great, weird little collection. Loved the story about the potatoes that won't go away, and the boy with keys for fingers 🤓 short stories seem to be exactly what I'm in the mood for lately 😊

theinfophile Amy Bender was my first writing professor. I have this on my TBR for this year ❤❤❤ 3y
EmilyAnne @theinfophile Ahhhh that's so awesome!! 3y
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I don't know if I'm just too old for this book or what. There were parts that I liked, but I found the whole thing unbelievable - there's suspension of disbelief and then there's this book. There was an insta-love that didn't add to the plot in my opinion, and I probably won't be picking up the next book. Not bad but just meh 😕

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Cold-Forged Flame | Marie Brennan
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My New Years reading is off to a great start, I've finished 4 books already since yesterday - to be fair this is a 90 page novella. Great world building and a fast, enjoyable read. I really like Marie Brennan's lady Trent series, and didn't even realize it was the same author when I picked this up! 👍🏻

Lacythebookworm Awesome start to a new year of reading! 🙌 3y
mcipher Wow!! That is a lot of books for day two of the year! 👍 3y
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The more I read of Patrick ness, the more I love him 😊 this was a cute and quirky little book about a kid who's NOT the chosen one, and just trying to get through high school. I loved the format, he tells you what's going on with the 'chosen one' in a sentence or two at the beginning of the chapter, and then gets on with the real story 😂

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Started and finished this lovely little collection today 😊 I've just recently gotten into short stories (so I tend to read them like novels), and these were great! Slightly weird and fun, this was a nice quick read to start off the year 😜

8little_paws Too funny, I just started her first collection tonight 3y
EmilyAnne @8little_paws oooooo awesome, let me know how you like it! 3y
8little_paws @emilyanne so far it's absolutely fantastic, some of the best short story writing I've ever read. If you like her style you will also like Kelly Link 3y
8little_paws And Jac Jemc's collection 3y
EmilyAnne @8little_paws I loved get in trouble!! And added the other one to my list 😊 3y
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Animals | Emma Jane Unsworth
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I think I liked this one - I'm not 100% sure since the characters aren't really likeable? The main character parties ALL THE TIME (5 drinks is her happy hour norm, before she even goes out for a night of partying) and I just can't relate to that I guess. But I like reading things about different lifestyles and relationships, and that's exactly what this was, so I'm calling it a pick 🤓

Lacythebookworm This one is on my TBR. Glad to read a favorable review! 3y
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Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Well, after that last one I needed a quick pallet cleanser, and this was a PERFECT one. Creative and imaginative and fun, with some good drama and cultural details thrown in, and it took me about an hour to read. Doesn't get much better than this 🤓

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Madeleine Is Sleeping | Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
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...What? What just happened? Usually I love when things are weird, but this one was SO WEIRD I don't even know what I just read. Hands that are fused into paddles and 'the flatulent man' - I'm not kidding, that's one of the character's 'names' in the book. I'm not upset I read it, I'm just 😳😦

Joybishoptx Hey...my partner is in this book? Now I'm totally intrigued. 3y
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Loved, loved, LOVED this one! I watched Gilmore girls with my whole family growing up, and watched the revival with them all in one night, and this book talks about all of that. It's satisfying and emotional and fun to hear about Lauren graham growing up. I'd recommend this to anyone who loved the show, but there are spoilers of the revival so beware! ☺️🙃🤓

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Finished this one on audio today, and I LOVED it! He reads it himself and I love when he does his mom and grandma's voices, especially when he demonstrates some of the other languages he speaks 🤓 A fascinating book about a place and culture I knew very little about ☺️

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