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EvieBee

Joined September 2016

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I had a pretty good month! Two 5⭐️ books this month! OUT OF MY MIND and THE DARK HOURS, the latter being the monthly favorite. Lots of catching up on series this month and will continue on into December.
#monthlywrapup

Chrissyreadit Sharon Drapers sequel to Out of My Mind was just published. My daughter and I read this book together 10 years ago and it is still a 5 star read for both of us. 2d
EvieBee @Chrissyreadit That‘s wonderful! The sequel prompted me to pick up my copy of Out of My Mind. So good! 2d
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At 50%, I was really annoyed. I hate repetition. It makes me feel like the author doesn‘t trust me to put things together on my own. But! I was invested enough to find out if I was right about the ending. I actually guessed most of the plot twists, but the ones I didn‘t gave me whiplash. I think we‘ve all had that toxic friendship (or several) that we desperately wanted to end, but then found filled some unidentified need. Spot on!

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My little stack of goodness from a #littlefreelibrary yesterday. #bookhaul

LeslieO I just finished the Osman, it‘s soooo good. 💜❤️🧡 5d
EvieBee @leslieo I can‘t believe it but I found both books in the series in the same Free Little Library in pristine condition! I‘ve been saving them for a perfect day but I need to seriously read them now. Is that a sign or what? I just know they‘re going to be perfect. (edited) 5d
BrittanyReads Great finds!!! 5d
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Magpiegem That is an excellent book haul!! 5d
LeahBergen You‘re so lucky! 😮 4d
Cathythoughts Very nice finds 👍🏻💫 4d
BiblioLitten 😍😍 3d
EvieBee @BiblioLitten ♥️♥️ 2d
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The only Black Friday shopping I did today was hit a few bookstores with my brother. So happy with this find!

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Out of My Mind | Sharon M. Draper
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This book is amazing! I understand why it has received so many awards and is recommended for fans of WONDER. Funny, touching and anger inducing.
I‘ve had this in my Kindle library since July of 2014! I was prompted to move on it when I saw that a long awaited sequel was released this month. Great on audio as well! Sequel tagged ⬇️. #middlegrade

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Definitely a slow burn, even for Higashino who is loveably long winded. This was my second attempt to get through this one, and I was mostly motivated to finish because book 4 in the series comes out in December. Five years is a long time to wait! I recommend reading until the end because everything, everything comes together on the last page. Book 4 tagged ⬇️.

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erzascarletbookgasm I am looking forward to read the new book 👍 1w
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm Me too! It sounds like it takes a darker turn from the previous books. 1w
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The Black Echo: A Novel | Michael Connelly
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After finishing the latest Bosch and Ballard novel, I figured I should get to know Bosch from the beginning.
I ♥️ him, and his experiences in the Vietnam War really came to the fore when he‘s called to the scene of a suspicious death. Connelly lead me down a rabbit hole about “tunnel rats” and the LAPD in the early 90s. Quite a read! Lots to be said about PTSD and its debilitating effects.

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TrishB You have treats in store! 2w
EvieBee @TrishB I can‘t wait! 2w
DivineDiana I have always loved this David Hopper painting, but had never noticed “Phillies” painted at the top of the building. This has sparked my curiosity! Also decided that I should try a Harry Bosch book too! (edited) 2w
EvieBee @DivineDiana I‘ve never known the name of this painting until I read this book. It‘s a lovely painting. I‘m so glad you‘re going to try Bosch. It‘s a bit heavy but the payoff seems worthwhile. 2w
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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This was an insane trip! The ending blew me away. Wow.

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OriginalCyn620 I hope I can make a really good dent in this tomorrow. And now I can‘t wait to see how it ends! 2w
EvieBee @OriginalCyn620 I‘m so excited for you! Also, I have no nails left to bite lol! 2w
Ms_Ashley Interested! 2w
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EvieBee @Ms_Ashley So good! 2w
Ms_Ashley I think I‘ll pick it up today…it will be my vacation read 🤔 1w
EvieBee @Ms_Ashley I can‘t wait to hear your thoughts! 1w
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The Collective: A Novel | Alison Gaylin
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Is anyone else listening to or reading this?!? Fifty percent into it, and I can‘t even. Edge of my seat. #currentlisten

OriginalCyn620 Oooh, this one is next up for me after I finish my current read. It does sound really good! 3w
EvieBee @OriginalCyn620 I am so excited for you. I think I‘ll finish it by tomorrow so if you need to talk it out, I‘m your gal! 3w
OriginalCyn620 @EvieBee Okay, I started this one today and am only 90 pages in, but holy crap! This is going to be a wild ride, I can tell! 2w
EvieBee @OriginalCyn620 It is! I‘ve got an hour left in the audio version and I can‘t move. 2w
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I love this “library is open” sticker because I‘ve got those new hours memorized. 😎
#bookcart

smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I have the tea and books sticker. I got it from another Litsy user. 🥰 3w
EvieBee @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 I thought it was so cute! 3w
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Clash | Kayla Miller
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This was another great addition to Olive‘s series. I love it because the issues that kept us up at night when we were 11 don‘t change much when we‘re 41. There‘s always going to be someone that you don‘t get along with but whom you share a friend circle with. Awkward! I love the way this was handled. Homegirl Nat be cray. #graphicnovel #middlegrade

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bthegood “the issues that kept us up at night when we were 11 don‘t change much when we‘re 41“-- so true my friend, so true -- 😊 3w
EvieBee @bthegood 🤗♥️ 3w
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This was, of course, heart wrenching, but so well researched. I appreciated reading about the Auschwitz experience from the perspective of a young Polish resistance fighter. Lots of twists and turns, and beautiful friendships along the way. Thank you @SilversReviews for the recommendation.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

SilversReviews You are welcome. Very heart wrenching. Very well done for a debut. 3w
EvieBee @SilversReviews Definitely! 3w
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The Dark Hours | Michael Connelly
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This is the best Renee Ballard book thus far. It was so good! The cases in this installment were pretty gritty and pulse pounding. I don‘t know how I‘m going to sleep now.

The best thing about it was the time Connelly took to interject social commentary in between all of the action. It wasn‘t preachy or haphazard. Everything from Rona, the vaccine to George Floyd and the attack on the Capitol. Can‘t wait for the next one!

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TrishB I‘ll be getting to this soon! 3w
EvieBee @TrishB You will love! Worth the wait. 3w
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This Truman Capote scandal has always interested me. This is about all of the women Truman called his swans. Rich, beautiful and ambitious, most of them lived very depressing lives and used their looks and charm to land rich men. Read like a gossip magazine...the kind that make you hate yourself afterwards lol! #nfn21 #nonfictionnovember
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vivastory Looks like a fun night out 🍷 4w
EvieBee @vivastory This picture was from Sunday, and that beer was hoppin‘! 🤪 4w
BarbaraBB Gorgeous pic! 4w
EvieBee @BarbaraBB Thank you, Barbara! 🤗 4w
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The hubs is having surgery tomorrow and requested chicken pozole as his last meal before the countdown. I‘ve never made it; I‘ve always loved my mom‘s though. It came out very good. The broth reminds me a lot of pho.

Nute Yum!😋 Hoping that everything goes well tomorrow for your husband.💕 1mo
EvieBee @Nute Thank you, Kim! 💕💕 1mo
Ruthiella Looks delicious. Best of luck to your husband for tomorrow. ❤️ 1mo
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batsy That looks yum!! All the best to your husband for his surgery. 1mo
Reggie Good luck to your husband! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Best wishes for a speedy recovery! 1mo
DinoMom This looks so delicious! Sending wishes of a Speedy recovery . 1mo
quietjenn Yum! Hoping all goes well today! 1mo
Simona Looks very inviting and delicious 🤤 Good luck to your husband! 1mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella @batsy @Reggie @MicheleinPhilly @DinoMom @quietjenn @Simona Thank you all! Surgery went well and he is in recovery. 💕💕🤗🤗 1mo
Bklover This looks delicious! (I love hominy). So glad husband‘s surgery went well! 1mo
KathyWheeler I‘m glad to hear your husband‘s surgery went well. 1mo
rubyslippersreads I just saw this, but so glad your husband is doing well. 😊 1mo
Megabooks Sending well wishes to him!! I‘m glad the surgery went well. (edited) 1mo
Bookzombie That looks yummy! I‘m so glad your husband‘s surgery went well. 💕 1mo
EvieBee @Bklover I love it too! Thank you 💕 1mo
BiblioLitten I am glad that the surgery went well💕 3w
EvieBee @BiblioLitten Thank you, Arcana! 🤗💕 3w
DivineDiana Just saw this post. Hope your husband is on the mend. ❤️ 3w
EvieBee @DivineDiana Thank you, Diana! He is recovering very well. 😘 3w
Lesliereads Looks like a bowl of tasty and aromatic courage to face the mysteries of medical procedures! I hope your hubs is well.❤️🧡 3w
EvieBee @Lesliereads Thank you, my friend. He is on the mend and recovering well. 😘😘 3w
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I read 6 books in October. I had two “mehs” and a “pan” (which is rare), but one outstanding 5 star book: Empire of Pain.

#monthlywrapup

Cinfhen So, I‘m not familiar with this book….but you‘ve wet my appetite 😉 MUST INVESTIGATE 1mo
Cinfhen Which was your Pan??? #AskingForAFriend 😅 1mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen that one looks intriguing to me too. 1mo
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Crazeedi @EvieBee I've heard of the pain one too. Well a couple more books to add to my tbr!!! 1mo
Cinfhen Empire of Pain is excellent @Crazeedi highly recommend 1mo
EvieBee @Cinfhen @Crazeedi You would love it. The audio is excellent but either way the writing is beautiful. And Empire of Pain is wicked good too! (edited) 1mo
EvieBee @Cinfhen LOL! All the Ugly and Wonderful Things was painful to get through! But it was for book club, so… 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha, I actually really liked that one when I read it @EvieBee 1mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the audio heads-up 1mo
EvieBee @Cinfhen I punched it in the face, but only after I finished it. You gotta give it that, you do want to know how it ends. 1mo
Cinfhen Hehehehe…yeah!! Absolutely 1mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen ty!! Adding both @EvieBee 1mo
EvieBee @Crazeedi Enjoy! ♥️ 1mo
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I hate read this for my book club. I‘m not a violent person, but I want to punch this book in the face. And now…I can‘t unread what I read. That is all.

DGRachel I‘ve had a few of those. Love the review! 1mo
mklong Couldn‘t agree more! God, I hated this book. 1mo
EvieBee @DGRachel Don‘t you hate that?! 1mo
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EvieBee @mklong Lol! Yaaas! 1mo
DGRachel I think the worst is hate-reading for book club and being the only one who suffered through the entire book. 1mo
EvieBee @DGRachel This is my first book club but it‘s the reason why I always hesitated to join. I think from here on out, I‘m going to give myself permission to bail if it‘s disturbing. I do that with my regular reading all the time. 1mo
Megabooks Yeah, this was pretty gross. 1mo
EvieBee @Megabooks Mos def! 1mo
Lesliereads “I want to punch this book in the face”😩 3w
EvieBee @Lesliereads Oh no, you love it? 3w
Lesliereads @EvieBee oh no - I haven‘t read it; I was just feeling your pain! Lol! 3w
EvieBee @Lesliereads Oh, lol! Phew. It was painful. 3w
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This was an amazing book. It‘s so good that I don‘t have words or quotes or anything. I just inhaled it. Beautiful and heartbreaking.
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Cinfhen Found it on #Hoopla ♥️ 1mo
EvieBee @Cinfhen Yeah! That‘s where I got it from too. 1mo
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Mrs. March: A Novel | Virginia Feito
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“Although it‘s always sweet sorrow to part…you know you‘ll always remain in my heart…”

Ay,caramba! What the heck did I just read? I blame her for slowing my reading down last week. It took me 8 days to finish this small book. I realize now that it was because Mrs. March kinda repulsed me. I didn‘t want to be inside her head. But the last third I read all through the night. ⬇️

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

EvieBee Small quibble. What time period was this set in? Sometimes it felt like the 60s and at other times like the 90s because of technical inconsistencies. These are the little things that I‘m anal about because it trips up my imagination. 1mo
squirrelbrain Great review - I felt pretty much the same as you about it. (And I also couldn‘t figure out the time period either….) 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
EvieBee @squirrelbrain Oh good! I thought I‘d be the exception lol! Normally I like neurotic protagonists but this was way trippy. 1mo
Cathythoughts Yes ! There‘s something about this book .. I still havnt finished .. I want to , but I have huge resistance to picking it up again.. Mrs March !!! 1mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts That was me! I could only do small intervals and wasn‘t ecstatic to pick it up. But that last third…made up for the rest. 1mo
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Working on this roast while listening to a new #audiobook. It‘s into the oven with you, my pretty!

quietjenn Yum! 1mo
tpixie Oh yum! Is there a recipe? And do you like your Dutch oven? I‘ve been thinking of getting one, but not certain I have the room. I use an old corningware cooking dish that is about the same size…. (edited) 1mo
Megabooks Yum!!! 1mo
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squirrelbrain That looks yummy! 1mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m coming over right now! 1mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen I‘ve got your plate on the warmer! 😄 1mo
EvieBee @tpixie I definitely followed a recipe. I‘ll link it! I love my Dutch oven but this is the first time I‘ve used it in the oven. It‘s my go to for everything else. I think it‘d make an excellent addition to your kitchen. I‘ve gotten rid of pots and pans since owning one. And now I think I can get rid of half of my corningware. Everything came out delicious! Followed the recipe except for the potatoes. I like to mash some separately. (edited) 1mo
tpixie Thanks!!! Thanks for the Dutch Oven inspiration! 1mo
tpixie Do you like your size? ( do you know what it is?) 1mo
EvieBee @tpixie It‘s a 7 quart I think and I do love it. Not too big or small. This replaced a round one I used to have which I gave to my sister. The oval shape is more flexible, IMO, if I had to have just one. And I‘m sort of a minimalist in the kitchen. Don‘t like clutter. Don‘t have the room, frankly. (edited) 1mo
tpixie @EvieBee thanks for your insights! Yes, one pot meals are great! 1mo
kspenmoll That looks so delicious!! 1mo
EvieBee @kspenmoll Thanks, Kath! 💕 1mo
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A Line to Kill | Anthony Horowitz
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These books are fun because of the way fictional Horowitz works with Hawthorne to solve cases. I love their working relationship, but it took a backseat in this installment. The mystery was mediocre, too. But I love this team as much as I love Morse/Lewis and Lynley/Havers so I‘ll stick around for the next one.

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I had about 60 books left from my last library cull, so I‘ve been looking for more #LFL s in the area to spread them around. I visited about 10 new-to-me ones today! I only have about 20 books left now! And in the meantime, here are some gems I found. #bookhaul

AlaMich You definitely found some good ones! 2mo
Crazeedi Good books you found 2mo
EvieBee @AlaMich @Crazeedi Right?! Thank you. I think I know which 2 I‘ll be frequenting regularly for new releases. 😂 1mo
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Crazeedi @EvieBee that's so cool you have the LFL's , unfortunately none in my rural area. I wish I could figure out a way to set one at the end on my lane... 1mo
EvieBee @Crazeedi I came from a city with maybe 3 and were far away from me. Now I‘m in a small town that is overflowing with them! Most of them aren‘t on the LFL website so you just have to find them on your own. It‘s like a treasure hunt lol! 1mo
Crazeedi @EvieBee isn't that funny! I guess it just depends where the avid readers live! I will keep looking around my area, I have books I'd love to share 1mo
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One of my anniversary presents: a lap desk specifically for reading in bed, lol! I love it!

BiblioLitten It‘s pretty cool! 2mo
EvieBee @BiblioLitten Thanks, Arcana! 💕 2mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Happy anniversary! Do you know where it‘s from? I might need to buy one for myself. 2mo
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EvieBee @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Thanks, Sophia! ♥️ Barnes and Noble is where he got it. They have quite a few to choose from and different sizes. 2mo
Tamra Super cute! 2mo
EvieBee @Tamra Thank you, Tamra! 💕 2mo
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Mrs. March: A Novel | Virginia Feito
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It‘s a new week with a new book! I‘ve been on the library‘s hold list for what seemed like forever! Glad it‘s in pristine condition. #currentlyreading

mcctrish That‘s a great mug 2mo
EvieBee @mcctrish Thank you, Patricia! I got it online last year on Anthropologie because we don‘t have one in town. 2mo
mcctrish We don‘t have an anthro here either 2mo
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Cathythoughts ❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts I am really enjoying it, Cathy! What are your thoughts on this one? 2mo
Cathythoughts Mixed 😬… it started off really well for me .. then I got into a slump ( & wasn‘t sure if this book was helping … so I still must finish it . ) Books 🤷🏼‍♀️.. I look forward to your review! might just start from the beginning again 2mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts I‘m in a similar boat. I finished an amazing non-fiction book and then everything I picked up afterwards just seemed inferior lol! And then all my long awaited library holds came in all at once. (edited) 2mo
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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“People are awful. People are wonderful.”

Finished this today right before #bookclub . What a read, and my first Moriarty. I loved the character development and I‘m told that‘s one of her trademarks. I‘ll have to check out the rest of her backlist.
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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Pumpkin beer in hand? Check. Book? Check. ASMR room? Check. Helpy-Helperton? Check. #currentlyreading #greatdane #humphrey

Bookzombie Helpy is so cute! 2mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie Thank you! 🤗 1mo
Bklover Gotta have the ASMR room!! And I think Helpy would like you read out loud! (edited) 1mo
EvieBee @Bklover Right?! It‘s been a little chilly here so I have the fireplace ASMR room going seeing as how we don‘t have a fireplace. Humphrey acts like he‘s helping but he‘s always 👁 my snackos lol! 1mo
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It‘s been 5 years married to my best friend today. Next week also marks 5 years on Litsy!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! 2mo
Lsmoore43 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY 2mo
rubyslippersreads What a lovely wedding portrait. ❤️ Happy Anniversary and Happy Litsyversary! 2mo
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kaysworld1 You both look stunning 😍 2mo
batsy Happy Anniversary! 💞🥂 2mo
Tamra Happy Anniversary! 💜 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Happy Anniversary, beautiful people! 🥂 2mo
Palimpsest Happy anniversary and happy Litsyversary! 2mo
Traci1 Happy Anniversary! 2mo
LauraBeth Happy Anniversary!! 2mo
Ruthiella Happy Anniversary! 🥳❤️🥂🍾 2mo
CaitZ Happy Anniversary! 🥂 2mo
LeahBergen Happy Anniversary! 2mo
AnneCecilie Happy Anniversary 🎉 2mo
JamieArc Happy Anniversary! 🎉 2mo
AmyG Happy Anniversary 🍾❤️🎉 2mo
mrp27 Happy Anniversary and Litsyversary!! 🎉 2mo
BarbaraBB Lovely picture! Happy both! 2mo
Texreader Congratulations on your five year anniversary!! 2mo
Gissy Congratulations 🥂🍾🎉 2mo
AvidReader25 Awww happy anniversary!!! 2mo
quietjenn 💜 Happy Anniversary and Happy Litsy day. What a month that was 😉 💜 2mo
Megabooks Congratulations!!! 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
MaureenMc Happy anniversary! 2mo
Nute Happy Anniversary in both places!💞 2mo
kezzlou85 Happy Anniversary 🥂 2mo
Reggie Happy Anniversary!!!!! 2mo
marleed Happy Anniversary! 2mo
CarolynM Happy anniversary 🥂💕 2mo
Cathythoughts Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful picture❤️ 2mo
LauraBrook Happy Anniversary!!! 🥂 2mo
EvieBee Thank you everyone for stopping by! ♥️♥️♥️ Unable to mention people in comments for some weird reason. 2mo
DivineDiana Wishing you many more happy years! And what a lovely photograph! 💖 2mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Thank you, Diana! 🥰 2mo
BiblioLitten Congratulations! That‘s a beautiful photograph🤗💕 2mo
EvieBee @BiblioLitten 🤗💕💕 2mo
Bookzombie Happy Belated Anniversary!! 🎉 2mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie Thank you, Margie! 💕 2mo
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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Started this yesterday for #bookclub on Saturday. I don‘t think I‘ll have a problem getting it read by then. I‘m breezing through it! My first Moriarty! #currentlyreading

BittersweetBooks Moriarty is one of my faves, you might be hooked after this one 😉 2mo
EvieBee @BittersweetBooks I can definitely see why! She really eases you in and then it gets crazy lol! 2mo
Cathythoughts Great picture! I must read this one 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Thank you, Cathy! 2mo
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Wow! These people actually exist. They‘re not caricatures. A great work of narrative non-fiction. Now I have to read the rest of his work.
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vivastory His book Say Nothing is one of my favorites of the year. Absolutely floored me. 2mo
Suet624 I'm with @vivastory about Say Nothing. It's an amazing book. I read Empire of Pain simply because it was written by this author. The Sackler family is horrid and I have to say that Mark Zuckerberg seems to have copied their business model. 2mo
EvieBee @vivastory @Suet624 That‘s exactly what I had my eye on! I need a quick breather before I jump in. I‘ve heard it‘s pulse pounding. 2mo
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The Dean's Watch | Elizabeth Goudge
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I am really happy with this library book sale haul. They had a nice selection of “oldies but goodies.” #librarybooksale #bookhaul

JamieArc Oldies but goodies is a good way to put it. I really enjoyed Euphoria and Dinner at the Homesick… 2mo
Lesliereads Some stack! 😍🎈 2mo
Leftcoastzen I love finding the oldies but goodies at library sales! The best! 2mo
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EvieBee @JamieArc That was the sign the librarians put above that section lol! I loved Euphoria on audio. I figured it deserved a place on the shelf. I‘ve been wanting to do an Anne Tyler project. I‘ve only read The Amateur Marriage but I was a kid. I don‘t think I fully appreciated it. I need to read all of her books! 💕 (edited) 2mo
EvieBee @Lesliereads 🤗🥰 2mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Gosh I‘ve missed library sales. Those massive ones! This was a tiny but still had a lot of gems. 💕 2mo
LeahBergen I have The Man in Grey (still TBR 😬). Oldies are the besties! 2mo
batsy I spy some lovely oldies! 😍 2mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen Yay! I wasn‘t sure if I should take it but who can resist that cover?! 2mo
EvieBee @batsy 💕💕 2mo
rubyslippersreads @EvieBee @LeahBergen 💜 The Man in Grey! 2mo
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This morning on my way to the library, I stopped by my favorite #lfl and found this gem. The very book I had planned to buy after loving it! It was a library ebook loan, so now I have my very own copy! I left some Salinger paperbacks that I‘ve given up on—hopefully someone else‘s treasure.

LeahBergen What luck! 👏🏻 2mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen Yes! Out of all the books, right?! 2mo
marleed I love it when that happens and I find the LFL growing a favorite book - right there for the taking! 2mo
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Christine Amazing!! 2mo
EvieBee @marleed It‘s so perfect isn‘t it?! 💕 2mo
DivineDiana Serendipity! 👏🏻💗📚 2mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Definitely! Out of all books, right?! 💕 2mo
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Good morning! Sitting in bed with my coffee and a new library book. This is the view on my side of the bed. Hope you‘re having a good morning or day depending on your location. #currentlyreading #benji #shibainu

Megabooks What a cutie! 😍 2mo
EvieBee @Megabooks Thank you, Meg! He‘s more like a cat. 🤣😻 #shibainu (edited) 2mo
Megabooks Yes! Shibas are like that. Really cool uncommon breed. 🤩 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 2mo
DivineDiana Wonderful view! ❤️ 2mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana He‘s a good boy. 🤗 2mo
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I read 9 books in September. That is outstanding for me! I‘ve been averaging 2-3 if I had the mental clarity. Four out of the nine were audiobooks. I‘ve missed them!

September favorite was definitely NOBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY. So good! #monthlywrapup

Ruthiella Well done 👍 2mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you, Ruthie! 💕 2mo
Cinfhen Yay!!!! So happy you rediscovered the joys and benefits of audiobooks 😘Awesome month and an A+ #BookReport 🥳 2mo
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EvieBee @Cinfhen 🥰😍♥️♥️ 2mo
BiblioLitten 👏🏼👏🏼😃 2mo
Gissy 📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 2mo
EvieBee @BiblioLitten @Gissy Thank you! 💕💕 2mo
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

This kept a good pace, but the last third was kind of meh for me. Still a worthwhile read, but glad it was a library loan.

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Pickpick

HBO shows are my jam but get bogged down with language, nudity, and violence—I avoid them. But what McClorey has crafted here makes for excellent reading AND viewing. It‘s dark comedy that envelopes a troubled young woman who is struggling to keep afloat. It‘s equally deep and ridiculous, unflinching and cathartic. I haven‘t read too many five star books this year, but this is definitely one! Reminds me of Anita Brookner.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nute You‘ve got my full attention! 2mo
Megabooks Glad you loved it!! 2mo
EvieBee @Nute Lol! 🤗 2mo
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EvieBee @Megabooks Yaaas! I couldn‘t quite put my finger on what I was craving, and this was definitely it. Thanks again for the recommendation. 2mo
DivineDiana I feel exactly the same about so much TV viewing. It is difficult to find adult viewing that I enjoy. Masterpiece Theater usually works! ❤️ 2mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Yes! So glad I‘m not alone. 💕 2mo
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I can‘t stop laughing at this. Our main character is an oddball in the best possible way. She describes her first almost love and his extreme dedication to marathon running. It‘s what drew her to him. His single-mindedness. 🤣🤣🤣🤣

Megabooks This is such a funny book! 2mo
EvieBee @Megabooks I‘m dying! It‘s so funny. Thank you for putting this on my radar. 2mo
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EvieBee
The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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I really enjoyed this audiobook. I love the way Rory Kinnear‘s varying character voices make it seem as if I‘m watching a film. Excited to be caught up on this series. Rory‘s performing on A LINE TO KILL also. Can‘t wait until 10/19!
⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

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My first book club meeting was a smash! We had fun discussing The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth and munching on this charcuterie potluck spread at a winery in hill country. Next up on the list is Apples Never Fall.
#bookclub

Ruthiella Looks delicious! You are the hostess with the mostess! 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, yum! That looks amazing! 3mo
Cathythoughts Looks fab !! 🎉well done 3mo
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Liz_M What a fabulous location! 3mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella lol! Thank you! 3mo
Lesliereads I‘m totally jelly of your book club meeting! Congrats on its success!💚 3mo
EvieBee @Lesliereads 😁🤗 Thank you! 2mo
mdemanatee This spread is 😍 2mo
EvieBee @mdemanatee We‘re just three friends so we overwhelmed ourselves lol! 2mo
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EvieBee
The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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Mehso-so

She‘s an autobuy author for me. Was it as good as THE MOTHER-IN-LAW? No. But it was still a darn good read, and set in a library, nonetheless. Can‘t wait to discuss at my first IRL book club meeting tomorrow.
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Cinfhen Enjoy bookclub 💖💖💖#HappyTimes 3mo
Cathythoughts I‘ve never read this author.. think I‘ll stack Mother in Law first 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
EvieBee @Cinfhen Thank you! 🥰😍 3mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts I think you‘ll really enjoy the characters in that one. Great Aussie read. 3mo
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The Good Sister: A Novel | Sally Hepworth
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New read this week! But I have to finish it for #bookclub on Saturday. Let‘s get her read!
#currentlyreading

Cathythoughts Look forward to your review! Love a good thriller 👍🏻❤️ 3mo
catebutler Isn‘t this the perfect time of year for thrillers! I always seek them out during the autumn/winter. 🍂❄️ 3mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts @catebutler As I was reading this I thought, do I have it wrong? Is this a thriller? Lol! Great autumnal read. Lol! 3mo
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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Happy accidents. Needed a little pick me up for some #audiocleaning and made my coffee in the wrong order. I dig it! Also, I find Horowitz so good on audio! Anyone else? Can‘t wait for book three in this series out in October. #currentlisten

Cathythoughts That coffee looks good 3mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Thank you, Cathy! 🤗 3mo
KathyWheeler I listened to those books as well and loved them on audio. 3mo
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EvieBee @KathyWheeler I really like the narrator! 3mo
catebutler I‘ve had him on my list for ages, I think I‘ll give him a try on audiobook, since you speak so highly of them! And your coffee ☕️ looks amazing!! 3mo
EvieBee @catebutler They are cozy noir. A bit macabre but the setting is always cozy. 😆 3mo
Kaarin Agreed! The audio experience is such fun 3mo
EvieBee @Kaarin Can‘t wait for book 3! 3mo
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EvieBee
Clark and Division | Naomi Hirahara
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I feel grateful for all the research Hirahara did for this novel. I knew very little about Japanese American resettlement in the Midwest after life in concentration camps, like Manzanar. Barred from returning to their lives on the west coast, many wound up in Chicago taking on low wage jobs to keep afloat. Aki‘s story about life before internment and upon her family‘s release, hinges on the mysterious death of her sister, Rose.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

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Clark and Division | Naomi Hirahara
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Intimacies | Katie Kitamura
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Wow. A tiny book that packs a quiet punch. I loved this, and it felt achingly autobiographical. It reminded me so much of the brief time Holland was my home, and the complicated relationship that kept me there. Are we naive if we take people at face value? Is ambiguity about morality the new norm? I‘ll be thinking about this one for a long time.
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Ruthiella I‘m reading this one now. Only 50 pages in, however. I really liked her previous novel too 3mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella I just requested that from the library because I liked Intimacies so much! I hope you like it too. (edited) 3mo
Lesliereads My….💕 3mo
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EvieBee @Lesliereads 💋💋🤗 3mo
BarbaraBB I remember you telling me a bit about your time in Holland. I can imagine this book must feel personal to you. 🤍 3mo
batsy Great review. She's an author that interests me; I want to read this and A Separation. 3mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB It really does! Although I definitely wasn‘t living in The Hague lol 3mo
EvieBee @batsy Thanks, Batsy! I think you love her. 3mo
BarbaraBB You were living in Friesland, weren‘t you? 3mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB Ja! You remembered! 🤗 3mo
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Clark and Division | Naomi Hirahara
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I am loving this book, the #endpapers and the artful details throughout.

kspenmoll Looks lovely! 3mo
EvieBee @kspenmoll Thank you! ♥️ 3mo
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“What does it all add up to? What is all the suffering for if not so we can see how alike we are, and not alone? Where will the mercy come from, if not from us?”

What a dark, bumpy ride. Gorgeous Mendocino setting. It was a living character, but boy am I glad this is over. I have the same uneasy feeling I had after finishing THE FACT OF A BODY. Incidentally, McClain credited the book as a research source.
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The Word Is Murder | Anthony Horowitz
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I first picked this audiobook up 3 years ago when I went on a Litsy hiatus. I never finished it. News of the 3rd installment in the series coming out in October put it back on my radar. I really enjoyed it, especially on my morning hikes with Benji. Can‘t wait to start THE SENTENCE IS DEATH. There‘s something to be said about the Hawthorne character.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½ #shibainu #benji

BarbaraBB Which is the first one? 3mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB The Word is Murder is the first. (edited) 3mo
BarbaraBB That‘s the one I have on my shelves. Thanks! I‘m glad it‘s the first one 👍🏽 3mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB you‘ll enjoy it! Especially if you like Magpie Murders. 3mo
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EvieBee
The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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This found me at the right time. New town, new life. The library is a place that brings people, often lonely people, together. As Mukesh, a converted non-reader said:
“Please try to remember that books aren‘t always an escape; sometimes books teach us things. They SHOW us the world; they don‘t hide it.”
Made me wonder what the top 5 books that define me would be. Middlemarch for sure!
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Megabooks Another compelling review…compelling me to read it! 😀 3mo
EvieBee @Megabooks I know you‘ll like it. I had a hard time getting into the timeline, but it‘s totally worth it. 3mo
Allthebookclubs I‘m glad you hung in there and loved it!!!! 3mo
EvieBee @Allthebookclubs Yes! Thank you for pushing me forward. 3mo
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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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DivineDiana Beautiful! ❤️ 3mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Thank you! 💕 3mo
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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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Okay. Am I the only one left in the reading community who hasn‘t read THE KITE RUNNER because I heard it‘s “harrowing”? Do I want my mascara all down my face?!

sarahbellum I haven‘t read it yet either! 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s really good!!! And I think there are other books that are equally heartbreaking but worth the #UglyCry xx 3mo
Reggie I loved that book! 3mo
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Cathythoughts I saw the movie 💔💔💔so good. I‘d like to read the book sometime 3mo
tpixie Great quote. It‘s a wonderful book 📕 3mo
WanderingBookaneer I havenot read it either. I‘m wary of the rape scene. 3mo
DivineDiana @Cathythoughts I had no idea there was a movie. 3mo
DivineDiana Agree with @Cinfhen @Reggie @tpixie ❤️ (edited) 3mo
Chrissyreadit It‘s a great book!!! I‘m super sensitive about sad books and still loved it . 3mo
Soubhiville I really liked all of his books. They are all sad and all have difficult parts, but beautiful writing and like @Cinfhen said, worth the crying to me. 3mo
Cathythoughts @DivineDiana Yes a movie .. it was excellent! 3mo
JamieArc You aren‘t alone! I never willingly enter books that I know are going to be heartbreaking. I just can‘t willingly put that suffering on myself! 3mo
EvieBee @sarahbellum @Cinfhen @Reggie @Cathythoughts @tpixie @WanderingBookaneer @DivineDiana @Chrissyreadit @Soubhiville @JamieArc I‘m an HSP BUT a lover of beautiful literature. I think I‘m going to read and soon! 3mo
tpixie Yes! 🪁💖🪁 3mo
bthegood if it makes you feel better - I have not read it and it is not on my TBR - 😊 3mo
EvieBee @tpixie I think it‘s gonna happen! 3mo
EvieBee @bthegood That does make me feel better! ♥️ 3mo
tpixie @bthegood 😊😂💖 3mo
WJCintron I haven't read it. 3mo
Librariana Much like you, I also consider myself a HSP and much like @JamieArc, I can't willingly go into books that I know will emotionally drain me. Thus, I have not read it. 3mo
EvieBee @Librariana Yes! And sometimes I have to discontinue books because of unexpected heavy things. Wish there was an HSP warning on book. 3mo
EvieBee @WJCintron I feel not so alone now. 🤗 3mo
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