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Hooked_on_books

Joined April 2016

Do you ever look at all your books and wish you could read them all at the same time?
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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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In this lovely little novel, Englishwoman Tina reaches out to a book author in Denmark after the death of her good friend. She instead reaches Anders and they almost accidentally start up a correspondence. Through the course of this epistolary novel, they learn about each other and even more about themselves.

JennyM Such a lovely read ♥️ 2d
Chelsea.Poole Sweet ♥️ 1d
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If My Dogs Were a Pair of Middle-Aged Men | The Oatmeal, Matthew Inman
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As a dog mom of 2 dogs, I found this tiny book (36 pages) inexplicably hilarious. I may have even had a small coughing fit. I saw my dogs in each and every page. Too funny.

CoffeeCatsBooks I love his website! I only have one of his other books, but it‘s hilarious. 2d
Hooked_on_books @CoffeeCatsBooks What a great title! I‘m definitely curious about his others books now. I‘ll have to check out the website, too. Thanks! 2d
Soubhiville I loved this! I laughed so much! 1d
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Odette Sansom/Lise risked her life by joining a British spy network in France in WWII as a courier. She was later captured and showed enormous tenacity and courage. I expected more spycraft, but this is largely the story of who she was and what she survived—things that would and did break others. I found a couple of flow issues in the book but overall found it very compelling.

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I had never heard of Clinton Kelly (apparently he‘s been on tv shows), but I found his book hilarious. I have an over-sharing, filterless gay friend of whom this reminds me completely. I laughed my way through it, but I know it isn‘t for everyone.

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Harry returns home to #Maine after his father dies suddenly in what may or may not have been an accident. An intriguing start and interesting characters unfortunately devolves from there into too many ridiculously damaged and sexually inappropriate people. It veered too far from believable for me.

#ReadingUSA2019

Librarybelle That‘s a shame, but at least Maine is checked off the list! 6d
Kaye You are doing great 👍🏼. Doesn‘t sound like a book for me but at least it‘s another off your list. 6d
Pamwurtzler Sorry you didn‘t have a better Maine book! 5d
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A terribly clever novel in which the protagonist lives the same day/events over and over in different bodies trying to learn who kills Evelyn. I didn‘t love the twist at the end but otherwise quite enjoyed the book. I will say that while the reader of the audiobook did excellent male voices and accents, his female voices need work.

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Mattie Cobb has just finished K-9 training with Robo when the body of a young woman is found in Timber Creek. Robo is a doll and I enjoyed reading this book, but I can‘t quite call it a pick. The killer was so obvious to me and some errors made by various characters were frustrating.

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Dance for Two: Essays | Alan Lightman
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Alan Lightman is a musing physicist who lyrically writes about science in a way I just find delightful. I enjoyed these essays (and, frankly, there‘s 2 short stories here as well), in particular the one about our use of technology that holds up quite well even after 20+ years.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Tennessee (author from)

Librarybelle 👍 2w
Kaye Great job ! 2w
squirrelbrain You‘re whizzing along - how many have you done now?! 2w
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Hooked_on_books @squirrelbrain I‘m at 32/50! This one was a surprise—he mentioned he‘d grown up in Tennessee in one of the essays and I needed that state, so it was kind of a freebie. 😬 2w
squirrelbrain Wow, that‘s amazing! I think I‘m at 22. Tennessee was my latest state too...! 2w
NatalieR Awesome! 👏👏👏 1w
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I am not a gamer, but I am a child of the 80s and found this futuristic adventure romp through 80s pop culture wildly entertaining and compulsively readable. Pure gold.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Oklahoma

LokiDokey I love this book. ♥️ I haven't seen the movie yet 2w
Soubhiville I loved this one too! 2w
Librarybelle Awesome! 2w
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Dance for Two: Essays | Alan Lightman
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Unexpected book symmetry! 👊🏼 My print book (Ready Player One) is steeped in 80s pop culture, and the audiobook (tagged) I just started is read by Balki! 😮

I love it when that happens.

Lindy 🤪😁 2w
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Born to Run | Bruce Springsteen
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Given his songs, I shouldn‘t be surprised that Bruce Springsteen, one of the biggest rock stars in the world, comes across as a normal, thoughtful, down to earth, relatable guy in this book. I would love to sit out on the patio with him, shooting the breeze, watching the sunset. I‘m glad he‘s retained humility in the face of his tremendous success.

MrsMalaprop This was the first book I reviewed on Litsy 😍. 2w
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Well, I‘m up to page 51 and not really seeing the point of continuing. I‘m not invested in the characters and really not caring, plus I‘m excited about other books. So, I‘m cutting my losses and back to the library it goes!

#dogsofLitsy #Greta

Cinfhen That‘s the beauty of the library!!!! 2w
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen I know! I‘m so much more reluctant to bail on a book I spent money on. Though I will do it. Too many books in the world to waste time on one that isn‘t working. 2w
Notafraidofwords I bailed on this one too. 2w
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I Know Who You Are | Alice Feeney
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Aimee‘s husband goes missing, leaving her with no one to trust and the police on her heels. But is he dead? And who is Aimee really? This is a fun thriller with some seriously sharp twisty. A warning: it goes to a very dark place. Not for the faint of heart.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi #Greta

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An interesting look at the people of Polynesia (including #Hawaii) as relates to their origins and their interactions with white explorers. This book acknowledges that it is looking at this history from the white gaze as well as the problems inherent in that approach. I enjoyed it and learned a lot about this extraordinary group of people.

#ReadingUSA2019

Librarybelle I‘ve seen this book a lot lately...stacking this! 2w
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Two Nights | Kathy Reichs
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Sunday is a former cop who lives a solitary life in #SouthCarolina when she is called upon to help find a teen who may be missing. I wasn‘t expecting a deviation away from the Tempe books when I picked this one up. It was fine but not special. I missed the science of the other series and this character was a bit too gun happy for my taste.

#ReadingUSA2019

squirrelbrain A lot of Littens seem to be reading so-so books at the moment for the States challenge... so disappointing when a blah book happens! 3w
Kaye @squirrelbrain I agree, sometimes it seems we go through spells of blah books before we can find the next really good one. 3w
Librarybelle Reichs‘ newer books have not received as much positive feedback as the Tempe books. I think readers are missing Tempe! 3w
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This Mortal Coil | Emily Suvada
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In an alternate world in which people have implanted tech in their bodies, a plague has swept the earth with resultant factions forming. Cat is a hacker who is trying to help release a new vaccine. I just loved this book and it‘s twists and turns, though it was marred by a major twist near the end that has too big a plot hole to ignore. I‘ll definitely be reading the next book.

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A terrific look at earthquakes and earthquake risk in the US, including the risks present in unexpected places like Salt Lake City and St Louis. I found this completely riveting and zipped right through it. I think this is a good opportunity for everyone to raise awareness.

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A thoughtful, sensitive, well-researched look at the lives and plight of Native Americans both before and after Wounded Knee. It gives a broad breadth and focuses on the reality of the untold current stories of Native peoples. I thought it was terrific—5 stars all the way.

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This Mortal Coil | Emily Suvada
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I‘m only in chapter 2 and already thinking, “dang, Emily Suvada is clever!” This bodes well. 👍🏼

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art | Christopher Moore
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For me this book is an “almost.” It follows fictionalized versions of the well-known impressionist painters and their interactions with a mysterious colorman who sells paints. It is funny in places and the story is good overall, but it felt a bit forced to me, as though it was trying too hard.

#dogsofLitsy #Bindi

mreads ❤🐕❤ 4w
ladym30 What a sweet face!❤️ 4w
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My #botm box has finally caught up with me! With forwarding postage due, 😠 which I‘m struggling to be zen about. Looking forward to these beauties!

Soubhiville Ooo, Miracle Creek sounds really good! Sorry they were delayed, but glad they‘re in your hands now! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville That one was the no brainer to put in my box—it‘s been on my radar since Liberty posted about it months ago. I‘m excited to get to all of them! 1mo
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I‘m giving this a pick because I do think it‘s good, but it honestly wasn‘t for me right now. I loved the comic strip and thought I would really relate to this, but instead I ended up seeing more of my mother. I love mom, but I wasn‘t looking for her version of neurotic privilege at the moment. I have a feeling she‘ll love it, though.

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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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A fun take on Jane Eyre wherein Jane and Charlotte Bronte are friends and Jane can see and talk to ghosts. It maintains the cheekiness of the first book in this series but lacks some of the pizzazz. I‘ll definitely keep reading this series.

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I finally got my new library card! I‘m super excited, and this is my first stack. Now I need to go hunt through their online books. 😬

Eyelit Fantastic! (edited) 1mo
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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Oh, I really tried with this book and I just can‘t. I don‘t like the writing, I find the characters wooden, and 200 pages in, almost nothing has happened. I‘m starting to roll my eyes regularly, so I‘m calling it.

PatriciaU I enjoyed the books in this series, but after watching the TV adaptation, I‘m questioning that! The performances incredibly wooden. I can‘t decide if it‘s terrible casting, or if the story is just that bad. 1mo
Laughterhp I tried to read this 6 or 7 years ago but couldn‘t get into it. I thought I might‘ve been too young at the time, but have had no desire to pick it back up again 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Liatrek I had to bail on this one too about 100 pages in. I didn‘t like the characters and can we stop making Vampires day walkers! It kills the whole mystic to me. 1mo
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ShyBookOwl I might let this linger further down my TBR for a bit 1mo
Soubhiville I made it through the first one, and bailed on the second. This is one of the first books that led me to finding that I just don‘t care for this genre (urban fantasy? Magical realism? I dunno.) 1mo
Soubhiville Luckily there are plenty more books out there, and I imagine right in your shelves, to enjoy! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @PatriciaU That‘s a bummer. I‘m perplexed as to the popularity of the books/series, but everyone has different tastes, I suppose. 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Liatrek I think I saw your post on this book and some comments that people got hooked about 150 pages in. That made me decide to bail, since I definitely wasn‘t hooked! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville Exactly, so many other good books to read! 1mo
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In 1989, 3 children were killed in a house fire. In 1993, their mother, Jo Ann Parks, went to jail for life for the crime. But then innocence lawyers starting looking into her case, revealed to be investigated with junk science and conformational bias. Humes shows a “justice” system which is more of an “I refuse to admit I could be wrong” system. Tragic and searing.

Librariana This one sounds like a must add! 3w
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Spelling Mistake | Morgana Best
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@MrBook , this one‘s for you!

Just the one would have been funny, but then they had to go and have two. 😂

Soubhiville Oh dear. Lol 😂 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Reallllly bad spelling. 🤣🤣 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😂😂😂 1mo
Pamwurtzler 🤣🤣 1mo
MrBook Oh myyy... 😂🤣 1mo
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Audio flower sorting! My book doesn‘t match my surroundings, but it‘s definitely interesting. I have moved on to a new endeavor—owner of a flower farm in Hawaii—and it‘s nice to be able to listen to an audiobook while I work.

britt_brooke Pretty! 1mo
CaliforniaCay Sounds like you have a dream job in a dream location 😌❤⚘🌻🌼🌷🌸💐 1mo
RealBooks4ever Oh, these flowers bring back sweet memories! They are the favorite flower of my ex. 😊 Guess I'll be buying them from you now! Will you be shipping to California? 1mo
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Hooked_on_books @RealBooks4ever Not unless we grow more. We took over the farm from the person who built it and have kept all the vendors in place, all of which are in Hawaii. Maybe in a couple of years we will expand and be able to ship to the mainland! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @CaliforniaCay Exactly! Less stress is a good thing. 1mo
Soubhiville Beautiful! You made it there?! I hope your house sale and move went smoothly. ❤️ 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Soubhiville Yes, we made it! The property is beautiful. There are the usual frustrations of getting stuff done but overall things are good. 1mo
Librariana Wow! I've been absent from Litsy for some time, but I do remember you mentioning a move. Congratulations on this amazing new endeavor! 😊🌺 3w
Hooked_on_books @Librariana Thanks! It‘s been an education for sure, trying to get the business part set up. We‘re enjoying it so far! 3w
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A man is killed in a hit and run and those in the community then tell their stories and his in this multi-narrator novel of human relationships. Lalami explores so many current topics while driving home the unknowability of a person. I found the book slightly remote in places but overall I enjoyed it.

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Coquette is an intelligent, foul-mouthed, no-holds-barred woman who gives advice on her blog, collected here. Some of this is spot on, and I definitely had a few laughs, but overall, I found her overly self-impressed. Although perhaps that is necessary in one giving advice?

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My #botm box is conspicuously missing from this picture because…it‘s not here! 😩 It reliably arrives a week after the first of the month, so I went ahead and picked Books this month. I should have skipped because I‘m moving tomorrow! And now I will not see my box for a. Very. Long. Time. 😥

ju.ca.no Oh no:( 1mo
TheBookStacker Mine is lost I think... it‘s taking forever! 1mo
squirrelbrain Oh no! 😒 1mo
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rretzler ☹️ 1mo
Lovesbooks87 Oh no! Hopefully it will make it to your new house soon! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @TheBookStacker Interesting. My tracking number has said “in transit to next facility” for several days. Are you getting the same thing? 1mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 That stinks!! 1mo
TheSpineView That's not fair!😕 1mo
TheBookStacker Ugh yes that‘s what it said, also it was in Las Vegas (where I live) and then it left and went to Utah and was last tracked in Colorado but now just says “in transit to next facility” 1mo
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Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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In this outstanding short story collection, Cecelia Ahern takes societal expectations of women and tips them on their head with a thread of magical realism. Her vision of society is sly and astute, whether it be a trophy wife physically living on a shelf or a woman who is actually unraveling. My favorite by far is the man forced to face a panel of women to request a vasectomy and attempt to obtain agency over his own body. Tremendous.

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Roar | Cecelia Ahern
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It‘s Pay it Forward time! I received all these ARCs from my local indie and have finished them (except the tagged book, which I‘ll finish tonight). I would like to pass these along to other Littens, first come, first served. So, if you would like one, drop a comment below and it shall be yours.

Edit: Thanks everyone, all books are spoken for!

MicheleinPhilly I‘d love to read Trust Exercise! 1mo
Lovesbooks87 I would love to read Roar! 1mo
RealBooks4ever Queenie please! 1mo
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ravenlee The Trial of Lizzie Borden looks interesting! 1mo
Hooked_on_books @MicheleinPhilly @Lovesbooks87 @RealBooks4ever @ravenlee Done! Please send my your mailing address (include your Litsy handle so I know who‘s who) at hollybarker13 @ yahoo and I‘ll get them in the mail tomorrow. I hope you all enjoy! 1mo
RealBooks4ever Will do! Thank you so much! 💜 1mo
Lovesbooks87 Just sent you an email! Thanks so much! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Done! Thank you! 1mo
ravenlee Thank you! Sent. 1mo
Hooked_on_books @RealBooks4ever @Lovesbooks87 @MicheleinPhilly @ravenlee You‘re all so welcome! The books are in the mail. 🙂 1mo
ravenlee 😁 1mo
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Cantú delves here into his complicated relationship with the US/Mexico border as a 1/4 Mexican American who worked for a time as a Border Agent. He reveals the reality of illegal border crossings and discusses some of the border‘s history. But most importantly, he does that vital thing for immigrants: turns “them” into human beings. A marvelous book.

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Finding Dorothy: A Novel | Elizabeth Letts
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I fictionalized look at the life of Maude Gage, from childhood until she met and married Frank Baum, and their life together. There are also snippets of Maude advocating for Judy Garland on the set of the Wizard of Oz. I enjoyed the telling of this story and the focus on women in history.

#ReadingUSA2019 #SouthDakota

Pamwurtzler Looks like a good one! How many states do you have now? 1mo
Hooked_on_books @Pamwurtzler I‘m up to 28, plus DC. I‘m definitely happy with my progress. How about you? 1mo
Pamwurtzler Nice! I‘m at 23 but haven‘t added a new one in a while. I‘ll get this from the library to get going again! 1mo
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Librarybelle I‘ve heard good things about this one...glad you liked it! 1mo
NatalieR Great job! Love that cover! 1mo
squirrelbrain Sounds great - stacked! 1mo
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This novel is more like 2 linked novellas and a short story with the linkage of the final story to the other 2 less clear. It starts with dense, meandering prose and does become somewhat compelling in places, but I kept finding myself wondering what was the point. Then near the end a sexual assault seems to be thrown in simply for the shock factor. This just didn‘t work for me.

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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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I loved The Fishermen for the writing and how it revealed a slice of life in Africa. While this book does the same, it frustrated the heck out of me. I wanted to strangle the main character for his foibles and being so easily led. It descended into ridiculousness to such a degree that it really marred the book.

Cinfhen Oh no!!! #SophmoreSlide 2mo
Hooked_on_books @Cinfhen Totally! But he writes beautifully, so I‘m in for his next book. 2mo
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I had to come to Portland tonight to pick up my husband from the airport, so I came a bit early to trade in my books at Powell‘s and Laila Lalami was speaking! I was so excited and she‘s just lucky. I have this one as an ARC and now look forward to it even more.

vivastory I wasn't aware of this one, I'll have to check it out. I loved 2mo
Hooked_on_books @vivastory It sounds really good. I‘m embarrassed to admit that I‘ve had The Moor‘s Account on my shelf for a couple of years but still haven‘t gotten to it. 😳 2mo
vivastory I read it a couple of years ago. I don't remember a lot of specifics, but I was really impressed by it 2mo
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Fireblood Ruby must both learn to master her powers and find a way to survive in the land ruled by Frostbloods. YA fantasy isn‘t my thing, but I had this from a subscription box so I thought I‘d give it a try. I enjoyed it much more than I expected to and found it to be well-written. I‘m not sure I plan to continue the trilogy, but this was satisfying.

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After around two and a half years, my #owlpost book has found its way back to me! I‘ve enjoyed reading everyone‘s comments and give my thanks to everyone who read it. I‘m usually not much for rereading, but I read this book around 15 years ago or so and look forward to reading it again sometime later this year.

Soubhiville Yay! I‘m so glad it made it home! 2mo
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Stiff, by-the-book Henry is a government worker tasked with traveling to Metropolis to try to learn about and stop a recent disturbance. When he‘s paired with irreverent AI OWEN, hilarity ensues with this odd couple. The first chapter is really rough, but after that the book is terrific and I laughed my way through it. A great #botm pick!

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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Disappearances/deaths of teenage girls in one small town across time may or may not be related when threats begin and another girl goes missing. McManus‘s first book was terrific and this is a fairly rote whodunit which takes too long to get started. By the end I really didn‘t care about the reveal. I hope her third book is better.

#ReadingUSA2019 #Vermont

Kaye 👍🏼 Good job 2mo
Librarybelle I just got this one from the library...really liked her first one. I wonder if I will have the same reaction to this one... 2mo
Hooked_on_books @Librarybelle Yes, I‘ll be very interested to see your reaction! A lot of people have liked this one, so hopefully you will, too. (And as a bonus, you can use it for Vermont if you haven‘t already checked that state off!) 2mo
Avidreader25 I felt the exact same about this one. 3w
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Two Can Keep a Secret | Karen M. Mcmanus
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TFW you realize the main character‘s MOTHER is younger than you. 😫

Erinreadsthebooks 😂😂😂 2mo
Elizabeth2 Hahahaha! I got married in 1996! 2mo
RealBooks4ever In 1996 I‘d been divorced for 5 years! 🙃💜 2mo
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Cooper travels to South Pole Station on an Artists‘ Fellowship soon after her brother‘s suicide. However, rather than being a novel of finding oneself and healing after tragedy (those these components are there), the book slyly morphs into a political novel about climate change and warring scientific/political factions. I enjoyed it but it definitely made me NOT want to sign up to spend time at the South Pole (too much neurosis!).

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USA | Terry Deary
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Well, I won‘t be getting another #ReadingUSA2019 book in before the end of the month, so here‘s the progress of my map. I‘m at 26/50 +1 bonus (DC). Woo-hoo!

NatalieR Excellent progress! 🥳 2mo
Addison_Reads Wow 😀 Great job! 2mo
Librarybelle Awesome progress! 2mo
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Tamra What did you read for MN? 2mo
Pamwurtzler Wow that‘s great! 2mo
Kaye You‘re doing great ! 2mo
squirrelbrain Amazing! 2mo
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River | Peter Heller
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Jack and Wynn are on a paddling trip together in the wilderness when a forest fire develops nearby. As it creeps closer, some other events occur, slowly and then quickly threatening their safety. This book starts as a love letter to the wilderness and evolves into a page-turning thriller. I am a sucker for person against the elements stories, so I just loved it.

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Using a meeting between James Baldwin and RFK as a jumping off point, Dyson discusses race in our culture, primarily focusing on pop culture and athletes, with a look at how things have changed and have they have not. I like his perspective and really enjoyed segments of this book but struggled to pay attention to other parts. Not sure if that was me or the book. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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While I would so much rather be spending four years with Hillary than living in this dystopian shitshow, I appreciated the chance to read her thoughts in this intelligent, incisive, thoughtful book. She reveals some personal thoughts but also demonstrates with her grasp of things why she was so qualified. This made my blood boil in places and occasionally caused me to tear up, but I‘m really glad I finally read it.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ll second all of that! 2mo
ravenlee “Dystopian shitshow” is both the most succinct and apt description I‘ve seen. 2mo
Amiable 👆🏼 Exactly what @ravenlee said! 2mo
Melwilk @ravenlee I have been searching for a perfect description, and you nailed it. (edited) 2mo
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I‘m so excited April picks are up early! I have a move coming and assumed that I would have to skip this month, but I‘m tempting fate (and USPS) by going ahead and completely filling my box. As usual. 😂🙄

Great variety in the options again this month! Looks like #botm has really turned over a new leaf. 👍🏼

RealBooks4ever Where are you headed to? 🙃 2mo
RealBooks4ever Nice!! 🌴 2mo
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The Right Side: A Novel | Spencer Quinn
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In a broad departure from his Chet and Bernie series, Quinn presents a searing portrait of a woman with PTSD. LeAnne was injured serving in Afghanistan and is now hospitalized to recover. She eventually strikes out on her own and meets a dog along the way. She really never stops struggling and it is painful to watch. I think these stories are so important to tell and witness, but it‘s not an easy read.