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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled

Joined May 2016

my eye tracks are all up in your pages
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Secrets of the Sea: A Novel | Nicholas Shakespeare
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Anyone read this?
Interesting story of young married couple in Tasmania.
Of course, I check Litsy for reviews, but there are no posts yet about this book. Im enjoying it so far.

sprainedbrain I had not heard of this, but it looks very interesting! 18h
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#audioknitting !!
Trying to get this scarf done for my daughter before she leaves for Alaska.
And this audiobook is perfect!

RealLifeReading Pretty scarf! 1d
saresmoore Perfect pairing! 1d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @RealLifeReading Thanks! I love the color! 1d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @saresmoore Yes! Quite atmospheric for my Alaska scarf - Puts me in the perfect mood 👍 1d
LeahBergen I love that colour! 22h
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The Sacrament | Olaf Olafsson
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Pickpick

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Set in Iceland in the 80s and present day
Sister Johanna is called back to Iceland because a boy who witnessed a priest fall from a clocktower is now a grown man and wants to spill the tea about what he saw that day.
Also, a theme of chasing after love and being true to your desires. The writing is sparse and beautiful.
Thanks to #Netgalley

kspenmoll Nice review! 2d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @kspenmoll Thanks! Very unique story. 2d
Tamra Oh, right up my mystery & atmospheric alley! 2d
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Lcsmcat Sounds interesting! 1d
BarbaraBB Sounds good! 1d
Cathythoughts Brilliant pic & sounds great 1d
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Boy | James Hanley
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At a conference in New Orleans.
Skipped the “awards banquet lunch” and went to Beckham‘s Bookshop instead.
Worth it! 👍 📚

LeahBergen I love that shop! And I even recognize their bookmark peeking out of the book. 😆 4d
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All You Need Is Kill | Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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Mehso-so

Interesting concept - soldier fighting invincible alien invaders who gets stuck in a time loop. He repeats the same day, the same battle, and as he repeats it he becomes a better soldier. Then he meets The Valkyrie, the Full Metal Bitch, a heroic soldier who is stuck in her own loop. They hope to figure out how to break the cycle.

Owlizabeth Is this the basis for that Tom Cruise movie? 1w
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Getting this ARC!
School girls trapped on an island. Teachers and students are dying from some kind of toxin/virus. The remaining girls wait for a promised cure, and then one of them goes missing. And something about monsters . . .
Yes, please!

IamIamIam Oooh, love that cover!!!! 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @IamIamIam Me too! I was like, “Gimmee!!” 2w
LibrarianRyan I‘m getting it toooo. Yeah us. 2w
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The Sacrament | Olaf Olafsson
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Started this ARC today and am already sucked in!

Anovelobsession This one sounds awesome!! 2w
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The Floating Feldmans | Elyssa Friedland
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I gave this a “pick”, but it was a 3-star read for me on Goodreads.
Dysfunctional family all going on a cruise together. I expected more hilarious over-the-top situations, but it was just kinda moderate all around. 🤷‍♀️

Cinfhen Too bad, the blurb sounded like it had lots of potential 2w
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YES!!! Already got the tagged book! Yay for husband!

cathysaid Aw...you got a good ‘un 😍 2w
Soubhiville Wow, that‘s a great gift! 2w
BooknerdsLife What a great gift!! Happy Mother‘s Day to you too💜🌸📚🤗 2w
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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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Pick ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Elvis, a precocious 5th grader, and her moody teenage sister are dealing with the death of their mother.
A sweet coming-of-age story that explores different ways of coping with grief.
Enjoyed it.

TrishB Enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 2w
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The Floating Feldmans | Elyssa Friedland
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Um . . . No.

Robothugs HAHAHAHAHA... wut. 🧐 They sit on a throne of lies! 3w
merelybookish There are no cheap tickets to Disney! 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @robothugs HA!! If only it were true! 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @merelybookish And no off season! And if there were such a miracle as cheaper tickets (as if), summer would never be the option. 🤦‍♀️ 3w
merelybookish @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I remember reading an article on "how to save money at Disney." One of the suggestions was to not put ice in your fountain drink?. 3w
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All You Need Is Kill | Hiroshi Sakurazaka
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Saw this on BookRiot‘s best sci-fi list based on Goodreads ratings.
With a title like that, I was interested immediately. Ran to the library! 🏃‍♀️

LibrarianRyan Such a good series. This also works as a #BooktoaMovie. The Movie Edge of Tomorrow (aka Live, Die, Repeat) is based off this series. Great movie, but a bit of a sleeper. With the big name change no one knew to be on the look out. Plus the movie title sucked so bad, that now on graphic you see the Live Die Repeat more prominent than the title. 3w
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Such a powerful story. I love books that send me straight to the internet to look up others‘ interpretations and explanations.
Want to watch the film now!

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Starting this one today!
An American nurse works at a Finnish convalescent hospital. A new patient arrives — all I can figure from the jacket copy is that things get terrifying.
Anyone read this? Looks good and dark!

Heideschrampf This looks very 'Scarlet Letter'-y. Surely, she'll have an illegitimate child 3w
Tamra Enticing cover! 3w
AlaMich This sounds intriguing! 3w
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Heideschrampf 🤷‍♀️ Not sure where it‘s going yet but I can see that happening! 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Tamra @AlaMich I thought so too! The description is so vague - sounds good! 3w
AlaMich @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Plus Finland!! I mean, when was the last time you read a book set in Finland? 😊 3w
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Loved it.
Many reviewers say it‘s her weakest novel, but I found it to be on par with The Goldfinch.
Tartt creates an atmosphere with believable characters and makes you think while reading.
Definitely recommend.

LitLogophile Completely agree with this review! 3w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LitLogophile Thanks! I almost skipped it after reading lackluster reviews - so glad I didn‘t! 3w
Cathythoughts Must try again. I havnt been able to get past Secret History... Loved it .. 3w
batsy I loved it, too! The Secret History is still my fave, but this is a close second. 3w
LeahBergen I loved it, too! 3w
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Affinity | Sarah Waters
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Sarah Waters is the greatest.
Victorian Gothic - Margaret visits the ladies incarcerated in Millbank prison and becomes inamored with Selina Dawes who is locked up after a seance she conducted resulted in death.
Margaret is lured into dangerous territory and things just get creepier and creepier.
This one is a slow burn, but it‘s worth your patience to stick with it.

batsy She is! 🙌🏽 4w
nycnorma I loved this book and the ending...it has stuck with me. 2w
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @nycnorma Me too! Im still thinking about it! 2w
nycnorma @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I kind of want to read it again, but it was such an emotional roller coaster, I may need a couple more years to get ready. 😏 2w
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Loved it!! ❤️ 🥂 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Very well written. I was captivated from start to finish.
Perfect for anyone interested in Victorian/Edwardian period history, fans of Downton or Selfridge.
Enjoyed it immensely!!

Cathythoughts A captivating cover 👍🏻✨ 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Right up my alley!! Stacking. 1mo
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Johannes Cabal the Detective | Jonathan L. Howard
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Mehso-so

Eh.
The first one, Johannes Cabal the Necromancer, was SO GOOD! I don‘t understand it.
This was a flimsy steampunk mystery that just fizzled.
Hoping the next one is better. He‘s such a good character.

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Go | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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9 free translated books on Amazon for World Book Day! Check it out!
I had to just enter “Amazon Crossing” on Google in order to access. Couldn‘t find this on the Amazon home page. 🤷‍♀️

SexyCajun Awesome!! Thank you! Amazon's secret? Lol 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @SexyCajun Had to share! It‘s like Amazon wants to keep it on the down low 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
SexyCajun @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled hey I was just going thru my emails and I Always get emails from Amazon/Kindle. Anyways the link for it is in the email! Just saw it although I MIGHT not have paid attention to it if it weren't for your post!! 1mo
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Shaneyney Thanks for the info! Just went and got them all downloaded 1mo
Velvetfur You are an absolute star!! Thank you so much, I had to search quite a bit to find this but I did eventually! They all look so good, thanks again for telling us about this x 💜 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Shaneyney @Velvetfur Glad you guys found it! I don‘t understand why this isn‘t promoted! I saw it on BookRiot and Facebook but not on Amazon! Arrrgh 1mo
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A perfect bookmark to go with the book I‘m currently reading!
And my favorite flavor of tea and hand-colored postcard, which I plan to hang in my office to make me happy and think of England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Thank you so much, @Velvetfur ! Your kindness overwhemed me!

Velvetfur Aaww I'm so glad it arrived OK and that you like everything! Thank you for your lovely comments too 💜 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @velvetfur Im in my office enjoying my tea right now! 😁 1mo
Velvetfur @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Looks like I was right to take that chance of you liking the same tea I've been obsessed with lately! 😁 1mo
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Cape May: A Novel | Chip Cheek
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Pick, mostly.
Newlyweds honeymoon in Cape May, New Jersey. After a couple days with virginal, compulsory sex they‘re bored and want to just go home. Then they meet some old childhood frenemies vacationing nearby, and their inhibitions are overcome, with disastrous consequences.
Lots of gin, lots of sex.
Thanks to #netgalley

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Cape May: A Novel | Chip Cheek
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✅ great Kindle book
✅ weird-ass taro chip snack
✅ 🍷 wine
✅ sweet asshole cat on arm of sofa

Nice Friday night!

IamIamIam Gotta love a random weird ass snack!!! 😂😂😂 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @IamIamIam Right? We just got a Vietnamese grocery/deli down the street and we‘re trying all kinds of stuff. Taro chips are okay, but the jackfruit chips are 🙌 1mo
IamIamIam @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ooh, I'll have to check the Korean supermarket by me and see if I can find them!!!! 1mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Mehso-so

☝️ my face after reading this book
AMAZING world-building, but no resolution/explanation at the end.
My friend says, “Yeah! But doesn‘t that make you wanna read the next one?!”
Honestly? No.

JennyM That‘s my face right now with my current read 😂😂😂 1mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JennyM I feel ya! 😆 1mo
Suet624 😂😂😂 1mo
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ShyBookOwl 🤣 that's why I prefer stand alone books 1mo
CouronneDhiver Amen @ShyBookOwl 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1mo
Susannah I love your “Honestly? No.” I totally agree. Standalone books are extremely underrated. 1mo
Tamra 😆 Made me laugh 1mo
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Library sale (and a pop in to my favorite book store) haul!
Already started reading The Fifth Season. Couldn‘t wait!

Theaelizabet Just got the Fifth Season at my library sale! I‘m not a big reader of science fiction, but I am curious about Jemisin. I‘ll look forward to seeing what you think about it. (edited) 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Theaelizabet Yes! Seems like everyone is raving about this book - it‘s everywhere I look. Share your thoughts too when you get to it! 😁 2mo
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Erinreadsthebooks I‘m reading her short story collection. I really like it! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @mreads Ive heard good things! I have it on my Kindle, but the book store had a signed copy and I caved. 2mo
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Loved it!
Deliciously dark with just a hint of magical realism. Our main character can develop complicated scents to bend others to his will. Beautiful French villages, pungent odors, and lots of murder. Loved it.

Tanisha_A Beautiful French villages is enticing enough! Stacking it. 2mo
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Between a pick and a so-so
Four girls, all named Guinevere, form a bond after they‘re dumped at a convent orphanage by their parents. Interesting coming-of-age story, but I could never pinpoint the time period and the ending was somewhat unbelievable.
Audiobook was well done!

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Gettin‘ cozy . . . Have heard good things about this book!

Theaelizabet Loved this one. So different. Enjoy! (edited) 2mo
Tamra Love Suskind! 2mo
Cathythoughts Looking very cosy indeed ♥️👍🏻 2mo
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mreads Great pants/ pjs 👍 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Theaelizabet @tamra Im already really into it! I think I saw the film years ago but don‘t remember much (which is good!) 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @mreads Thanks! They‘re my favorites 👍💀 2mo
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West: A Novel | Carys Davies
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Book outlet haul! 🤗
Have already started reading West and love it.

TheEllieMo My book club chose West as its read this month 😁 2mo
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Mem | Bethany C Morrow
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My review: 🤯😳😰🤭🤯

Novella with original take on the issue of what makes a person a real person. Our memories, good and bad, are who we are, and even if they‘re erased, they never leave us.
If anyone has read this, I‘d love to discuss the ending!
Thanks to the lovely @HotMessJess for sending this to me!

C.Perone This sounds amazing! 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @C.Perone Yes! It‘s really good! Highly recommend- and it‘s a quick read (under 200 pages) (edited) 2mo
C.Perone @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I stacked it 😊 2mo
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The Go-Between | L.P. Hartley
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Gave this a pick, with reservations.
I can see where Ian McEwan got his idea for Atonement.
It‘s an enjoyable read, but it‘s a long set up for an end that is mostly foreshadowed from a mile away. Still, a nuanced coming-of-age story.
(☝️ my “lantana ladder” project today!)

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I wasn‘t interested in reading this.
I fell prey to the hype, to Obama‘s favorites of 2018 list.
And it was worth it!! I started out on the fence, kinda meh. I was quickly absorbed in it, with the pacing racing at the end.
If you‘re wondering whether or not to read this, I encourage you to go for it.

AmyG I just started this for #Booked2019. I was very excited to read it. 2mo
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Time After Time: A Novel | Lisa Grunwald
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So happy I won this book from LibraryThing!! I‘ve been so excited about this book, hoping I could get my tingly little reviewer‘s hands on it. 😁

JazzFeathers I've notic3d it on Netgalley. Have you started reading it? 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JazzFeathers I just got the notice today, so haven‘t received the book yet, but will tear into it when I do! 😁 2mo
BookNAround I‘m getting it too. 😁 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @BookNAround 👆 Book buddies!!! 😁 2mo
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I haven‘t cried while reading a book in YEARS.
Seriously, I almost couldn‘t go on because the pages were too blurry.
I LOVED IT.

julesG Is it weird that I want to read it because it made you cry? 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @julesG Ha! Totally not weird! I think if book makes you cry then it‘s a good book, right?? 2mo
Suet624 I‘m with @julesG 2mo
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valeriegeary I read this book years ago and also cried. It's a good one! 😭 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Suet624 YES! I should put Kleenex in the mail to both of you. And wine. 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @valeriegeary Hooray! Im not alone!! 😭😭😭 It was so good. I was curled up on the sofa reading the ending and warning everyone in the house to leave me alone. 😆 2mo
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Ueno Station | Yu Miri
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Succint book translated from Japanese describing the life of a homeless man who lives in Ueno Park. Shame and despondency are a main cause of homelessness among this community. A unique and interesting story of the lives of the poor in Japan. Thanks for bringing this enlightening book to my attention, @RachelO

RachelO I‘m so glad you enjoyed it (and that it arrived)! 2mo
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A Closed and Common Orbit | Becky Chambers
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@Mitch !! The books arrived!
Thank you so much! I was so excited to find this bright red package in my mailbox today. You are the best! Thank you thank you! 😘

Mitch Ahhh, they arrive! My pleasure honey - enjoy! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mitch where do you find the Litsy stickers? I can‘t find them on the website! 2mo
Mitch @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ahhh.. @squirrelbrain sent them to me 👍🏼 (edited) 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Mitch I hear you can buy them somewhere, but where.... @squirrelbrain 😉😉 2mo
squirrelbrain Hi Ericka! My husband makes the stickers for me (and for other Littens of course!) They‘re not for sale, although we do talk about setting up a Litsy shop! 😁 If you email me your address at helenharrogate at gmail dot com, I‘ll send you some. There‘s another design too! 2mo
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The River | Peter Heller
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Mehso-so

Eh. 😕
Brief moments of almost-tension interrupted with unexpected, lengthy descriptions of fly fishing and gear inventory. Repeat.
There‘s a fire! And someone‘s injured! Here we go! No, let‘s describe every piece of equipment we bought from REI before this trip. And then let‘s pick some berries. 😴

JazzFeathers It sounds terrible. 2mo
Lcsmcat 😂 2mo
Cinfhen I LOVE your review and I‘m happy to say #NoThanks #Pass 2mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JazzFeathers @Lcsmcat @Cinfhen So many good reviews on Goodreads! Maybe you just have to be super outdoorsy to appreciate it? I am not that. 🤷‍♀️😆 2mo
BibliOphelia Any description that has a seemingly unironic “BUT THERE IS DEATH IN THE AIR...” in it....😂😂🤣 2mo
Mdargusch 😹 what @Cinfhen said! 2mo
AlaMich This sounds a bit like the Hemingway Nick Whatshisname stories I had to read in high school, with the fishing. *snore* 2mo
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The Toy Makers | Robert Dinsdale
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I loved this book so much!!
It was a solid 4-star read for most of it, but the ending was spectacular. If you‘re drawn even a little to the “fairytale for adults” genre, this is for you.
The story isn‘t light-hearted, however, and deals with some dark themes, like war, guilt, and hubris.
I can‘t rave enough about this book.

Mdargusch Great review! I‘m intrigued. 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Mdargusch Thanks! If you read it, let me know what you think 😁 2mo
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Petra's Ghost | C.S. O'Cinneide
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Pick!!
Daniel is walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain with his wife‘s ashes in his backpack. He meets up with a fellow pilgrim, Ginny, who has her own reasons for walking the Camino. And they‘re being followed by a ghost.
Fascinating story - very M Night Shyamalan. Lots of twists; themes of grief and forgiveness. Loved it!
Thanks to #Netgalley and Dundurn!

Velvetfur Oohh I love books about the Camino! This one sounds really good, thanks for your review 😊👍 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Velvetfur Thanks! I really liked this one. Want to walk the Camino!! Someday! 2mo
Velvetfur @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh yes me too, it's just a case of building up enough financial security for a month or so, and then to cover you while job hunting when you get back, isn't it?! 😂 2mo
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Arcadia: A novel | Iain Pears
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I was released into a library sale today with 3 tote bags and a debit card:
Arcadia A Good American The Lost History of Stars
The Guineveres Molly Fox‘s Birthday The Ghost Writer The Orphan Master Tragedy of Mr Morn
The House at the Edge of Night To The Bright Edge of the World Burning Down George Orwells House
The Rehearsal Hausfrau Story of Beautiful Girl
The Little Friend Carrying Albert Home The Univ vs Alex Woods Whiskey Rebels

mreads Great haul 😁👍 2mo
merelybookish Nicely done! 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm 😄👏 2mo
Tanisha_A 👌🏽 2mo
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Definite PICK
A unique coming-of-age story in late 70s Maine. Two friends, one introverted and alone, the other extroverted and fearless, both dealing with family tragedy. Loved this one!

JennyM Sounds really good - #stacked 😘 2mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @JennyM Enjoy! I listened to the audiobook and it was really well done. 2mo
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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Pick!!
The main theme is 20-something college student struggling to pay tuition at Columbia gets hired as a professional violinist. She soon discovers she‘s just for show, and at all the performances the mics are off and a CD is played instead. The audience has no idea.
This memoir also explores the terror of being young and having bursting enthusiasm and no experience, and doing whatever it takes to be noticed.
A 5-star memoir.

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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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Ack! No! 😱 Homophone gone awry!

RachelO Well I never! Counting myself educated - I would totally have used ‘shoe‘! 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks "Shoe, Fly, don't bother me!" ?? 2mo
julesG @Erinreadsthebooks 😂😂😂😂😂 2mo
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Expose/account of a failed expedition to conquer Mt Mckinley in 1903, written by a young journalist who was second in command to Frederick Cook.
Sounds juicy!
(Thanks to cat-prop by Thomasina)
*Tagged fellow armchair explorer nerds - we should start a club 😆

zsuzsanna_reads Brilliant title and lovely book holder! 🐈 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @zsuzsanna_reads I think she was fairly irritated with me 😆 3mo
LeahBergen Oooo, sounds good! 👍🏻 3mo
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Mdargusch I agree! Sounds great. And that sweet kitty ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
emilyhaldi Book sounds good and I LOVE the book prop 😻😻 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LeahBergen @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi I immediately thought of you all! And Thomasina owed me - she gave me a cut on my chin the other night when she ran across my face. My FACE. Stupid cat. But I love her. 2mo
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Help, all Littens who rave about this book!
Am I missing something?
I tried the audiobook (listened to about 20%) and found this completely incoherent.
Should I just read it instead? Or is it really just incoherent?

Cathythoughts I don‘t know this book ... but I didn‘t like Autumn 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Cathythoughts I have that in my TBR. In fact, I have a lot of her stuff in my TBR because I just KNEW I‘d love everything of hers. 🤦‍♀️ Not so sure now. 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh I know the way ... We are enthusiastic readers 😉 3mo
BookishTrish I‘d go with print 3mo
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Witchmark | C. L. Polk
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Enjoyed this one.
Edwardian-esque alternative-reality magical mystery. Witches and mages and war and m/m romance.

The ending was a bit confusing, but I just let it carry me along. Not my usual genre, but the pacing was good and the story quite original.

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The Elephant Keeper: A Novel | Christopher Nicholson
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Set in the 18th century, a tale of a boy growing into a man and the relationship with the elephant he keeps. It really is a tale of friendship and devotion during the Enlightenment in England. They go through several owners and placements, and the man‘s devotion to the elephant prevent him making choices for his personal happiness.

⚠️ trigger warning for animal abuse

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The River | Peter Heller
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Just got this from Penguin First to Read. So excited! Looks like a fast-paced story!

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Cattus obscura.
#catsofLitsy

SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
merelybookish 😹😹 3mo
Bklover ❤️❤️ cutie pie! 3mo
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LeahBergen 😆😆 3mo
TheSpineView Cute little face. Loving the black nose!❤🐾 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @TheSpineView Thanks! Her name is Maus (after “Die Fledermaus”) because when we adopted her from the shelter she was so tiny with such huge ears she looked liked a bat 🦇 😆 3mo
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The Toymakers | Robert Dinsdale
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Had to buy!
I can‘t remember the last time I paid full price for a book and got it on the release date. Just arrived and Ive got wine and a blanket and Im going in.
Fairytale for adults is one of my favorite genres.
#blameitonlitsy

LeahBergen This sounds so good! 3mo
catebutler I just had this arrive on my porch, today! I did read the ebook around Christmas. This one is sooooo good! 3mo
Zelma Sounds kind of like The Night Circus. I‘m in! 3mo
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BibliOphelia @Zelma I came to say the same. The cover even looks very similar! 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @LeahBergen @Zelma @BibliOphelia Im already loving the imagery! I love books like this! 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @catebutler I‘m glad it‘s a good one - I‘m loving it so far! 3mo
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This audiobook is read by the author.
He‘s monotone. He sounds like Tina from Bob‘s Burgers.
And there are like 30 characters whose stories are all loosely linked together. And Im falling asleep, confused, because every single person sounds like Tina.

Suet624 Oh, that‘s too bad. I read the book and enjoyed it. 3mo
BarbaraBB Me too. 3mo
sprainedbrain Oh ick. 😖 3mo
arubabookwoman I listened to the audio a few years back and had the exact same reaction. 3mo
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