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HollyB3

HollyB3

Joined April 2016

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Couldn‘t find this one in the database. It‘s wonderful so far and I love the cover. It reminds me slightly of ‘The Swan Princess‘ which remains one of my all time favorite childhood films. After an audio slump and an even longer time away from Litsy; I‘m hoping to get back in a groove. 💕

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I found this one on a ‘Best Comics of 2018‘ list. I enjoyed it, definitely dark elements, but compelling. I also liked the music references. I enjoy hearing about artists and discovering new music (to me) that I can explore. I also loved that this is a brand new GN, but I could get it on Hoopla. Win.

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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This one was so cute! I blew through it in a day. That‘s the beauty of being at the shore on vacation. So much uninterrupted reading time. ❤️ *It also inspired me to post on Litsy after an age.

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Decided to take advantage of the sale Audible has going on right now. I snagged: Wordy Shipmates, Unmentionable, and Three Weeks with Lady X

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I‘ve never read this one and with the movie premiering on HBO in May it seems like the perfect time. I‘ve heard mixed things about Tim Robbins‘ narration but I‘m willing to give it a shot.

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I found this one to be an absolute delight! All the hype was completely justified. I don‘t think I laughed so many times while reading a romance. The banter between Ash and Emma was just so fun. I loved this so much it took me less than two days to finish it. Just perfect. And the narration was unparalleled. Mary Jane Wells hit all the right notes. And this cover is absolutely gorgeous. Okay, I‘ll stop gushing now.

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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I love Louisa Clark so much. I wish she was real. I think it just speaks to the magic of Jo Jo Moyes‘ writing and the characters she creates. Her books make me happy and they give me all the feels, especially the Me Before You series. I just love them so much. I also loved how Louisa‘s journey in NYC was an integral part of the story. (The view from Rockefeller Center)

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Ah, I kind of hate to bail on this one, I‘ve enjoyed what I‘ve read, but I haven‘t touched it in days and I‘m not clamoring to read it. I may go back to it at some point, but I think I need to put it down for now.

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This was a great continuation of Joss and Braden‘s story. I find their love story to be so fun and sexy. I also love the descriptions of Scotland and the Edinburgh Castle. Scotland moved up on my bucket list of places to visit. This castle is so pretty.

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Still Me | Jojo Moyes
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I‘ve been holding off from reading this one because I love this series so very much, and I didn‘t expect a second book, let alone a third, but I think I‘m ready to dive into it.

RadicalReader @HollyB3 What‘s your favorite Jo Jo Moyes book? 2y
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Okay, so I broke down and bought this tonight. It‘s technically out of order, but I couldn‘t resist the pull of Joss and Braden. So excited 😆

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This book sucked me in from the very first page and it never let go. I was immediately drawn into the honesty of Michael and Kit‘s relationship. They‘d definitely had their ups and downs in their 14 years, but loved one another fiercely. This memoir felt like a love letter, it was beautiful. I laughed, and cried so many damn tears, and it was worth every single one. (This image seems perfect)

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On Dublin Street | Samantha Young
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I loved Joss‘s and Braden‘s love story. It was smart, funny, full of heart. The sex scenes were so hot I thought my phone was going to burst into flames. I didn‘t want the story to end and I already miss them. Book hangover to the max.

RadicalReader @HollyB3 There‘s nothing more enjoyable or glorious than a book hangover for which the cure is… more fantastic material!!!! 2y
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I love when a library hold finally arrives, I‘ve been waiting for this one since early December. Excited for this true crime/love story. It sounds so intriguing

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On Dublin Street | Samantha Young
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This one has been in my Audible library for ages and when I saw it on ‘Audible‘s 50 essential Romances‘ I knew it was time to break it out. I‘m enjoying it so far, there‘s a couple of phrases I wish the author would stop using, but I digress. I also think the narrator‘s portrayal of a Scottish accent is pretty spot on.

Bookcation74 This series had been on my TBR forever too 2y
HollyB3 @Bookcation74 I like that it‘s a series. Hopefully they‘re all good 2y
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I wouldn‘t necessarily say I‘m in a book slump, but I keep bouncing between a few different books, reading bits here and there, but not quite settling in, that changed today with this one. If I didn‘t have responsibilities, I swear I would have listened to the whole thing in one go.

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Ransom | Julie Garwood
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Trying something new to track my reading for 2018. Anybody else use Bookout?

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Ransom | Julie Garwood
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First audiobook of the new year. There were some great moments in this one. I wish the ‘falling in love‘ part was a little more developed, but overall I enjoyed getting swept up in the drama and magic of the Scottish highlands. Also, the female narrator‘s voice for the Scottish men was grating at times, but it was a minor complaint.

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Power | Naomi Alderman
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Finally got this from library! It looks great. Looking forward to diving into it.

Lacythebookworm It‘s a good one! Enjoy! 2y
HollyB3 @Lacythebookworm thanks for the feedback! 2y
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Already feeling a little daunted by the new year and I needed a pick-me up. I don‘t think author has ever made me laugh so hard. I crack up at almost every page. Her humor just works for me.

Hoping to post more regularly in 2018!

RadicalReader @HollyB3 makes me think of the experience some people have in school when people have their cliques and then don‘t dare let in others simply because they don‘t fit in. They‘re missing out on knowing incredible people and making marvelous friendships 2y
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Charmed, Volume 1 | Paul Ruditis
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Charmed is one of my all-time favorite shows. I‘m in the middle of my third binge-watch and my obsession is fully stoked again. I loved the continuation and having the opportunity to spend more time with the Charmed Ones. Also, it was the perfect read for when my brain is full of end of the semester madness.

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I like this book, but paragraphs like this were freaking me out. So I had to take a break. Picking it up again.

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This book is blowing my mind. I had no clue the Ferris Wheel was introduced at The World‘s Fair. The amount of research Erik Larson must have done to write this book is immense...

winemom It is such a massive info-dump of a book. I never finished it, because of everything he fits in there, my mind wandered too much. I think I‘ll pick up back up soon. 2y
HollyB3 @winemom You‘re right, it definitely is a lot of info. I‘ve been listening to it on audio. It changes the whole dynamic for me. I don‘t know if I‘d have gotten through it in print. If you like audio, I highly recommend it. 2y
Nebklvr Parts of this book still freak me out 2y
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I won these in a giveaway today! Woohoo. Totally unexpected and awesome! 🎉 Any recommendations on which to read first?!

RadicalReader @HollyB3 Never knew that Joe Hill was Stephen King‘s son!!!! Mind blowing glad to have two horror thriller authors to enjoy content from 2y
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Decided to revisit some of my childhood favorites on audio. Charlotte‘s Web was the first audiobook I ever listened to (It was on cassette tape). It‘s just as enchanting as I remember and a nice comfort for when days feel hard.

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This has been on my TBR for quite a while. Thanks to Audible‘s Essentials List I used a credit and I‘m finally diving in. I think it‘s going to be quite the journey. Wow, the amount of chapters in this audio book is crazy! 263!!

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Unqualified | Anna Faris
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Admittedly, when I heard about Chris Pratt and Anna Faris ending their marriage, I was bummed, but also curious about Anna‘s memoir. I‘m so glad I read it. It was smart, funny and charming. Despite her celebrity status and high profile relationship, at the end of the day she‘s a funny, down-to earth woman just doing her best to raise a great kid and get through the day as well as she can.

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Unqualified | Anna Faris
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This is a fun one, I‘m enjoying it. Still sad about her and Chris Pratt ending their marriage, but I digress. I think I should get into her podcast of the same name. Anyone else listen to her podcast?

Notafraidofwords I️ tried. But so much rambling. I️ cannot take it lol 2y
HollyB3 @Notafraidofwords interesting and good to know. 2y
Hannah_Haymond I agree it can ramble, but I like the casual format and the segments where they have guests help with the caller questions can be really fun. Give it a try! The Lauren Graham episode is fun, and the Chris Evans/Jenny Slate one is great, and Chris Pratt joins at the end of that one too (edited) 2y
HollyB3 @Hannah_Haymond oh nice! Thanks for the recs. I find jumping into a new podcast overwhelming when there are a lot of episodes. It‘s hard to know where to begin. 2y
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This Audible‘s Essentials list is awesome. I‘ve added a ton of these to my wish list and I think I‘m finally getting out of the audio slump that I‘ve been in for a while. HP book 1 is the first one on this list.

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I was drawn into Leah‘s story by watching her show on A&E. I had heard about her book, but it was only until I saw her show that I was truly interested. I‘m so glad I finally picked this one up. Her voice is authentic and genuine throughout the book. I feel like if I met her tomorrow, she‘d be the same woman who comes through in the book. She‘s honest, maybe at times a bit abrasive, but true to herself always.

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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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This cover is absolutely freaking gorgeous and a brand new Christina Lauren is the perfect book to get me out of my audio book slump. 💕

LauraBrook Dang, I didn't know this was already out! #stacked 2y
HollyB3 @LauraBrook just came out today!! I obsessively follow them on social media so I was eagerly awaiting its arrival. 😁 2y
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I love this cover and so far this is hilarious.

PacingTheCage I cannot wait to read this. 2y
HollyB3 @dltpacngthecage I had put it on hold at the library ages ago. It finally came! 2y
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Wow, I've been in quite a book slump the past couple months, reading, but haven't finished a book in a while. This one changed that. Powerful story, dark, but hopeful at the same time. Ruth's ability to persevere despite some very sad circumstances was remarkable.

RadicalReader @HollyB3 be sure to check out: A Stolen Life by Jaycee Duggard 2y
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Palimpsest | Catherynne Valente
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Curated book mail. 💕 perfect on this rainy day. #pigeonreads

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Truth 💕

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Once and for All | Sarah Dessen
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Got this one from the library. I've read Sarah Dessen for years and I just love her. Technically I may be aging out of her demographic, but I couldn't care less. I always find some deep pearls of wisdom within her prose and I'm always grateful for it.

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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This one took me awhile to get through. It's hard to know what to say about it. Because of the dark subject matter I feel weird using the word 'good'. It definitely kept me riveted and it was compelling. I'd love to know what others think of it. Definitely one that I need to process.

Tnovo I thought it was very well written and researched. It was not filtered and therefore tough to read. Such a compelling story she told about her own life and how it impacted her thinking about the death penalty. Just my thoughts 📝 2y
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Wow, wow, wow...this was amazing, intense, brutally honest and heartbreaking. I admire Gay's ability to bear her soul so completely. This book is a marvel.

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Interesting concept. I enjoyed that the writer decided to make these classic fairy tales a whole new adventure. He thought completely outside the box and I'm curious to see where it goes to next.

OSChamberlain This got adapted into a video game that I enjoyed very much! 2y
CynCruz23 This series is amazing!!! It gets better and better - I reread the entire series at least 2-3 times a year. It is full of well developed characters, arresting story arcs, fantastic world building - just the best!! I hope you continue to read the series 2y
HollyB3 @CynCruz23 definitely going to continue reading! Especially with such a rousing endorsement. That's awesome. 😀 2y
HollyB3 @OSChamberlain so cool!! 2y
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Pinocchio is hating being 'a real boy' and I'm dying. This series is a damn trip so far.

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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This series never disappoints!! So good!! Okay, I read this too fast. What the heck am I going to do while I wait for the next volume?! The struggle is real, y'all. So real.

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Saga Vol. 7 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Yay! Finally reading this thanks to Hoopla.

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Starting this one on audio. I've heard it's amazing, but is very difficult at times. I can see why, I'm only about 10 minutes into the book and I'm already tearing up.

Handmade_Redhead I'm trying to decide if I want to brave the audio since I only listen in the car on my way to work. 2y
HollyB3 @Handmade_Redhead hmm...that's a tough one. I think I'd be afraid to drive in the midst of all the feelings. I think it depends on your emotional threshold. 2y
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Dating You / Hating You | Christina Lauren
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Another great romance by CL. They can do no wrong in my book. Carter and Evie's love story was smart, fun and sexy. All the yes. The audio was also excellent. Shayna Thibodeaux is becoming one of my favorites.

Purrfectpages Looking forward to reading this! 2y
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I'm jealous of Alyssa Mastromonaco's personal relationship with the former POTUS. So cool. We need more bad-ass women in politics like Alyssa. Her insights and personal stories were awesome. Yes! #shattertheglassceling

LauraBrook This picture makes me so happy. I miss him! 2y
HollyB3 @LauraBrook I miss him too. So much. If I look at this picture too long I'll legit tear up. 2y
LauraBrook @HollyB3 Same. 😢 2y
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Devil in Spring | Lisa Kleypas
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This was a satisfying end to this series. The meet-cute was particularly fun and how loved how she took influences from historical women to help enrich the story even further.

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This book is so fascinating. Any time I can some inside scoop into the Obama administration I'm here for it 1000%.

LauraReadsTheBooks I'm on the holds list for this at my library, and I'm mostly patient. 3y
HollyB3 @LauraReadsTheBooks I'm impressed with your patience. Waiting for a hold is tough sometimes. I decided to do this one on audio, so I got to hit the instant gratification button., 3y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Wow, I think this is one of the most terrifying books I have ever read. The story is powerful but so dark. I listened to this on audio and while I enjoyed the production, I had to listen to it in chunks because it was too intense for long binges. I need to go watch a comedy because after this one I feel depleted. I intend to watch the series, but I think I need to wait to jump into that.

MyNamesParadise Its not that far off from women's realities in the US now 😞 3y
HollyB3 Super scary. 3y
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The Night Mark | Tiffany Reisz
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Another awesome book. Romance, time travel, lighthouses...what more could a person want? 😍

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Devil in Spring | Lisa Kleypas
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It finally came in from the library! ❤️

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