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IamIamIam

IamIamIam

Joined January 2017

*Insert snarky quote about reading here* 🤘#Booked2019 #LosersClub #HorrorPost #NightmaresAhead
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The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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Well, that's done. Mostly, we see how accessible we are via social media, everyone has secrets... oh and lots of sex. So uncomfortable... I don't get the whole #TeamJoe thing. Those people have a lot of issues to work out!!! This was kind of like American Psycho Lite.
Finished out my prompts for:
#Booked2019 #SocialMediaFocus #Spring
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job on making it through, despite the discomfort. 👊🏻📚♥️ 13h
Cinfhen I thought this book was really disturbing BUT I couldn‘t put it down!!!!! I loved it although I couldn‘t get through the Netflix series 9h
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Tanisha_A I watched the series, and yes I hate that man! 9h
Soubhiville Yep, I‘m with you and @Cinfhen ! 8h
Cinfhen Did u watch the series @Soubhiville ?? Joe was too likable and Beck was kind of annoying me 😬so I thought I should just let it be and live with the book. Also did you read 8h
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m really debating ... this one is on my shelf and I wonder what I‘ll think. Maybe after Mr. B comes back from his upcoming trip. Wouldn‘t want to read it alone in my house! Right? @cinfhen @soubhiville (edited) 1h
Soubhiville @Cinfhen I tried! I think I watched 3-4 episodes before I was too creeped out to continue. And I didn‘t feel it gave quite the same impression of Joe as the book. I haven‘t read any of her other books yet. Worth it? 48m
Soubhiville @BarbaraTheBibliophage I would not read this when home alone! 47m
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Soubhiville 👊🏻😱 Thanks! 41m
Cinfhen Hidden Bodies was not as good as YOU but I‘m happy I read it. I hated her newest book @Soubhiville 36m
Cinfhen I was gonna say go for it @BarbaraTheBibliophage because you‘re my #RebelReader 😎♥️ 35m
Soubhiville Lol @Cinfhen and @BarbaraTheBibliophage , I may be wimpier than you! If I‘d read You while home alone, I would have been incredibly paranoid that someone was following me or especially trying to watch me through my windows! 33m
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Soubhiville @Cinfhen I dunno. This one might make me #lessofarebel. And it‘s no hardship to wait a week. 🤪 18m
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I feel like this one blurb sums up my experience with this book. 😂 Currently worried about Kepnes's mental state after this...

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I have absolutely read so much more! I've been reading so many more genres and I've been pushed towards audiobooks just to keep up. Challenges have really pushed me to expand my horizons and of course, nobody minds me talking about books!!!
#changes
Thanks, @megabooks for the fun question!!!

Megabooks Excellent answer! It is so nice have met so many bookish people! I enjoy the challenges, too. 😁👍🏻 2d
CouronneDhiver Yes - you‘re right! I‘ve found some of my very favourite books thanks to my fellow Littens 👍🏽 2d
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The Shape of Water | Guillermo Del Toro, Daniel Kraus
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This was a bit Creature From the Black Lagoon as well as a social commentary on all kinds of relationships. I got the symbolism and I could be a little more liberal in understanding this in a visual medium after getting in the characters' heads. I enjoyed the story and the outcome as well. The reveal on Elisa at the end was great. 🤘

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled *horrible Litten confession* I‘ve only seen the film, and it was incredible, so now I want to read the book because Im sure there‘s so much more. ❤️ 2d
IamIamIam @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled LOL, I think this was a novelization of the script so you can still consider yourself a Litten of good standing!!! 2d
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I'm trying to figure out why everyone loves Joe so much but I'm starting to think I'm on the highway and the book is going to have me throw on my blinker and exit at 30mph into parts unknown soon...

Also, this is what I see in my head any time Peach is mentioned! 😂😂😂

Soubhiville This actress is amazing! I read YOU, but it was a hate read. I couldn‘t stop, even though it really bothered me. 3d
IamIamIam @Soubhiville I totally understand! I get so uncomfortable and I'm like, "Well, one more chapter and I'll just finish it sooner." Lol, it's like a dirty car wreck!! And Frances Conroy is wonderful! I loved her in Six Feet Under! ? 3d
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The Shape of Water | Guillermo Del Toro, Daniel Kraus
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Ugh, Strickland is such a moron....

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Gregor and the Code of Claw | Suzanne Collins
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#Audiocrocheting one last Brownie elf for my daughter's troop as they're bridging over next week! This will be their troop mascot for the next 2 years! Sadly, I'm closing in on the end of Gregor's adventures and I'm going to miss them all terribly! @rretzler, you were absolutely right! What a spectacular series!

AsYouWish That looks awesome!!! 6d
IamIamIam @AsYouWish Thank you!!! I made 14 of them for a friend's troop! After this, I'm swearing them off forever!!! 😂😂😂 6d
AsYouWish I make loom knit bunnies, so I understand. They can be fun but after a while you need a break from them! 6d
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Discovering Titanic | Ben Hubbard
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An excellent middle grade book about the building of, passengers on, and the sinking of Titanic! I've been fascinated with this disaster since I was about 10 so this was a wonderful find! The photos of the artifacts are great for kids who are more visual and there are also photos from Ballard's expeditions and a section on current efforts to remember those lost. #middlegrade #raisingreaders #kidlit #teachersofLitsy

IamIamIam For summer reading, this is a great companion to 6d
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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AAAAHHHH.... I'm already terrified!!!!! 😳😳😳

melrailey This was a terrific audiobook. 7d
IamIamIam @melrailey OMIGOSH, I can only imagine!!!! I might have to try it for a reread! 7d
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I didn't want to like this, really, because I disliked Providence. Page 9, I'm totally uncomfortable and hooked... 😏

cbowlin1921 A podcast I listen to is reading this and examining it from a more feminist perspective. They have also read Twilight and 50 Shades. It‘s really good and funny and I highly recommend! 1w
IamIamIam @cbowlin1921 I'll definitely check it out! What's the podcast? I only read Twilight as part of a deal, which I was the only one who came through, and stayed as far away as possible from 50 Shades!! 1w
cbowlin1921 It‘s called Into the Twilight! I only read Twilight when I was in middle school and definitely avoided 50 Shades but it‘s still interesting! 7d
IamIamIam @cbowlin1921 Thanks!! 😁🤘 7d
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The Bobby Gold Stories | Anthony Bourdain
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Bobby Gold takes the fall for a friend and ends up in jail for 8 years. This follows his life as a bouncer and strong arm for the same friend involved in dodgy business. Hardboiled gangsters, lots of restaurant scenes and some explicit sex scenes.

I loved this and still can't get over what we lost when Anthony Bourdain took his life. An unnecessary and sad ending to a life well lived. You are missed! #Booked2019 #foodoncover #Spring #1toGo

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review, and why haven‘t I heard of this book? Look how young he is ... 😰😰👨🏻‍🍳👨🏻‍🍳 7d
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage I wanted a pic that showed Bourdain in his natural habitat, even if he was a chameleon! There's even a bit of travel stuck in at the end!! Don't miss this one. You'll bust it out in an afternoon! 7d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, it‘s perfect! Just stacked it in Scribd. ♥️ 7d
IamIamIam @BarbaraTheBibliophage Excellent!!! In excited to see what you think! 7d
Cinfhen Great pick and you are right...what a terrible lost 7d
IamIamIam @Cinfhen 😔😔😔 7d
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Just finished up my civil service test but before we got started, I figured I'd snap a picture. I sat next to the ham for good luck. I think Miss Jean Louise was there in spirit helping me out. 💓

mrp27 This is awesome! 1w
IamIamIam @mrp27 RIGHT?! These high school kids don't know how lucky they are! I'd have killed to have a fun teacher like that!!! 1w
mrp27 I agree! 1w
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The Bobby Gold Stories | Anthony Bourdain
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Bourdain couldn't help himself, even in a novel about gangsters and thugs. 💓
Such a great loss of genius and talent.

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If an amusement park was made based on Carl Jung's theories, this would be the roller coaster!!! Charlie passes out and wakes up in Minnie's head. They get accustomed to each other after a time only for Charlie to find she's been in his dreams she he was young. Halfway through, this takes a hard left & I was not disappointed!!! Not a bad find for a buck through Book Bub!!

Trashcanman All these things get in the way 1w
IamIamIam @Trashcanman What things, George? 1w
Trashcanman @IamIamIam My thoughts, can you believe them? Hugs and love 1w
IamIamIam @Trashcanman Thoughts definitely lie and get in the way of an awful lot!! Don't believe them. Write it down and ask if anyone else truly believes it. Don't listen to the voice that tells you yes, listen for the quiet voice that tells the truth. 🤗 I know you can do it! Lots of love and POSITIVE thoughts! 💓 1w
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The Shape of Water | Guillermo Del Toro, Daniel Kraus
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All I've ever heard about this movie is that it's really weird, and that was from my dad who even justified moderate symbolism in Eraserhead!!!

rretzler Loved Eraserhead. Haven‘t seen a David Lynch movie in ages - off to see if I can find one to watch. 😝 2w
IamIamIam @rretzler 🤣🤣 All I got out of that movie was being 2 hours older than when I started!!! Lol 2w
rretzler 🤣🤣 1w
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Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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🍦Ice cream any time!!!
😖LAUNDRY!
🌞Summer being just time off
🔩An inventory control clerk in a warehouse. Best job ever!
🗽I'm not sure, I'm still not great at adulting. 🤣 My favorite teacher said always make time to read. I think that's solid advice. Nobody finds more time.

Thanks, @wanderinglynn & @tournevis!!
TAG, you're it: @theanxiousbooklover @anotatedpages @Stephjotsdown 🤘🙋‍♀️

tournevis 😘😘😘😘 2w
wanderinglynn Love your answer to 1! 🍦 Thanks for playing! 💛 2w
IamIamIam @tournevis 😘🤗😘🤗 2w
IamIamIam @wanderinglynn That's the only reason for getting out of bed some days!! 😂😂 2w
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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel | Marie Benedict
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I'm out... the author is repetitive to the point that I feel she just thinks I'm either stupid or have short term memory loss. The same facts are repeated every 10 minutes, so much so that I don't feel like the story has progressed in the last 3 hours at all. NEXT!!!
@Tamra, you were right... BORING!!!!

rretzler I read her novel, The Other Einstein. Prior to reading, I had heard a theory that it was actually Einstein‘s first wife who proposed some of his theories. After reading the book, which propounded that viewpoint, I am firmly sure that it was solely Einstein who developed his theories, and NOT his first wife. I disliked everything about The Other Einstein and will not read anything more by the author! 😝 2w
IamIamIam @rretzler 😂😂😂 LOL, thanks for that because I think I had that book tagged on my Libby account!!! 2w
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"K" is for Killer | Sue Grafton
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Aww, man! This had such an interesting storyline and the ending just dissipated into nothing. Kinsey investigates a sex worker's murder and then turns over the killer to a bunch of goons in a limo and he's never seen again. Spoiler, maybe, but I feel like it's a PSA. The story was good and I loved the introduction of Cheney Phillips! Too bad he had a girlfriend in the book because I'd like to see the two of them end up together, more than Jonah!

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24 Hours to the Civil Service Exams | Shannon R. Turlington
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Sentence Completions: "While studying individual words may be helpful, the best way to prepare for this type of question is to read a lot."
Keeping my fingers crossed for lots of these questions on Saturday!!! ?

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"K" is for Killer | Sue Grafton
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I went from boring lady's maid to Kinsey Millhone watching a 1990s porn film!!! 😂😂😂 If you need a good chuckle, listen to Grafton expertly tiptoeing around that situation!!! She was fabulous! I actually laughed out loud!

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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel | Marie Benedict
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I'm not thrilled by the repetitive style of this story. About 2 hours in and I'm kind of put off but I'll stick it out for a bit. I need to keep reminding myself of the time period, too! The name Carnegie makes me think of the late 1800s, not the Civil War!

Tamra I bailed because I got bored - if I remember correctly. 2w
IamIamIam @Tamra I can absolutely see why. I'm going to take a break today, get started on a Kinsey Millhone book & maybe I'll get back to this tomorrow. 😶 2w
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Carnegie's Maid: A Novel | Marie Benedict
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#Onward to the next journey. This seems a bit out of my wheelhouse but it may be a #blameitonLitsy. I'm not sure why I tagged it on #Libby, but it may have something to do with The Dollhouse.

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The Soloist | Steve Lopez
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Everyone has a story and, as a journalist, Steve Lopez knows where to find a good one. Stumbling upon a man playing a 2 stringed violin wonderfully, clearly homeless, Lopez befriends Nathaniel Ayers and finds a beautiful and gifted soul tortured by schizophrenia. Ayers was a musical prodigy attending Julliard with a young Yo-Yo Ma when his life fell apart. This is not to be missed!! #Booked2019 #FeaturesAMusician #NonFiction #MentalHealthAwareness

IamIamIam I used every character on that post! 😂 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft 2w
Cinfhen This was a great read!! And it was made into a movie 2w
IamIamIam @Cinfhen The movie is next on my list! I loved both Nathaniel for being amazing and Steve for being so persistent! 2w
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The Soloist | Steve Lopez
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I was struggling to think of a #Booked2019 book #featuringamusician. I've never really been drawn to rock biographies because I believe they're filled with irresponsible behavior that I don't want to deal with. This focuses on a musical genius who was crippled by schizophrenia and is found while performing on a corner and living on the streets.

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Saw this new growth on a bush we thought was dead when we moved in 8 years ago and literally said out loud, "Hi, you!" ?? Boots has the best lines!
#PisforPincess

Crazeedi Beautiful, what is it? Don't you just love how plants live! 3w
rretzler My boys and I loved Boots - especially “Ge-go”. We were a little sad when she finally called him Gregor. 3w
IamIamIam @Crazeedi Thanks! I have no idea what it is, lol, but my in laws have one and another neighbor has a huge bush! It was stuck between 2 butterfly bushes that we pulled out and replaced with American hollies. 😁 3w
IamIamIam @rretzler Aww, that's going to be sad! I have 1 book left and she's been the best part. Gregor needed a conscience and, although he's a really deep and caring character, I feel like Boots really helped to bring out his best side! You were right, I absolutely fell in love with the whole series! 💙 3w
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SABOTAGED BY A CLIFFHANGER!!!!! War is declared for the sake of the Nibblers who saved Queen Luxa as the crew interpret a prophecy hidden in a popular Regalian song. Yet another prophecy is left for Gregor to find but it seems to end badly, so nobody wants to talk to Gregor about it. To be continued...

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#Audiocrocheting and learning the star stitch while I'm listening to the last disk of this. We're not gearing up to a happy ending but I'm hopeful because there's one last book! 🤞🤞🤞

julesG 😍😍😍 3w
squirrelbrain Pretty! ❤️ 3w
IamIamIam Thanks, @julesG & @squirrelbrain!! This is my favorite yarn and I think this might be my new favorite stitch!!! 3w
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j.rye Love the star stitch. It‘s probably my favorite because it never gets boring. 3w
IamIamIam @j.rye It's so much fun!!! I have no idea why I've never attempted this before! 😂 It's the perfect stitch for a pretty variegated yarn. 😍 3w
julesG What are you making? I've wanted to use the star stitch for a blanket, I'm tired of granny squares, but I need to finish some other projects first. 3w
IamIamIam @julesG I made a blanket for one of my students with velvet yarn and this together so I thought I'd make a pixie hat to go with it. She's having a baby in July. Here's the pattern and I feel like it's the perfect swatch size to get used to the stitch. It's not crazy complicated but I had to try it a few times. https://www.crochet-patterns-free.com/2015/03/free-crochet-pattern-baby-bonnet-s... 3w
AmyG That looks perfect! And so pretty. 3w
ravenlee Looking good! 3w
Tamra Love those colors! 3w
IamIamIam @AmyG @ravenlee Thank you so much!! 😁 3w
IamIamIam @Tamra Right??? This is my favorite yarn color ever!!! It's like sherbet! 💙💙 3w
JoScho Loving these colors and they do look like sherbert! 3w
julesG Thanks for the link. That bonnet will look wonderful. Please share the FO. 3w
TheLibrarian So pretty!! 3w
IamIamIam @JoScho @TheLibrarian @julesg Thanks so much! I'll post when it's finished, with the blanket too! 😉 3w
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader | Bathroom Readers' Institute
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🍄 I do not
🥑 Funny enough, I found out there is a sequel to The Devil's Detective! Lol
🍯 I read print magazines..
☕ In the bathroom! Lol, we have bathroom books like Stupid History and the Uncle John's books.
📖 A local preschool has a LFL but I've never stopped by.
Thanks, @TheLibrarian for the tag!! #HelloThursday
@wanderinglynn @catchingbooks @The_Old_Astronomer

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 👋🏻 3w
IamIamIam @wanderinglynn 🤗🤗🤗 3w
The_Old_Astronomer What is a little free library? 3w
IamIamIam @The_Old_Astronomer They are small boxes mounted usually by a home or a business where you can leave a book or take a book. It's a great idea! 3w
The_Old_Astronomer That sounds wonderful! What a great idea! 3w
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The Bird Eater | Ania Ahlborn
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Anyone been taking advantage of Amazon Dollar Deals? If you delay shipping slightly on an item, like one day, you'll be eligible for $1 digital credit! I have $2 burning a hole in my digital pocket and saw this! I've never read Ahlborn but I've heard nothing but great things!! #booksale #yesplease

TheLibrarian I just picked this up! 4w
IamIamIam @TheLibrarian I'm excited to see what you think!! These Amazon bucks and BookBub are going to be the death of me but I'm ALL about free books, good or bad! 😂😂 4w
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Had to go old school for the next installment of the Underland Chronicles! On disk 3 already and it's going at a pretty good clip.

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Legends of the Fall | Jim Harrison
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I was swooning over Brad Pitt while watching Legends of the Fall on tv, waiting for @timg138 to get home from a Mets game, and thought, "This would probably be an awesome book. I wonder if the movie came from a novel." ???

The rest is history...

eri.reads This is my all-time fav movie...and now having learned this I MUST read the book! 😁 4w
IamIamIam @eri.reads YES!!!! 4w
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I teetered between so-so and a pick but it's a crazy story. Ellen Boehm murders her son, takes out $100,000 in life insurance policies on her 2 remaining children and attempts to electrocute her daughter and successfully murders her remaining son, all for money! A deeply disturbed woman and compulsive liar, this true crime story will get your blood boiling!

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I totally forgot that #ThereThere was my #IndigenousAuthor for #Booked2019 #Spring!!! 3 down, 3 to go!!! I'm still working on my #HappyPlace book from #winter but I'll get there... LOL
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Great!!! You will get there!!! And it‘s only APRIL!!! Not even May yet!!!? 1mo
IamIamIam @Cinfhen LOL, I was just thinking that!!! I've got 1 in the works and the other 2 are going to need a bit of research! 🕵️‍♀️ 1mo
wanderinglynn What is cli-fi? 1mo
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IamIamIam @wanderinglynn Kind of like sci-fi but with devastating effects to the climate, like a weather related or disease ridden future. If you haven't read this, I highly suggest it. I didn't expect to really like it that much but I absolutely fell in love!!! 1mo
Cinfhen Cli Fi stands for Climate Fiction- it‘s a subgenre where climate change is part of the story‘s plot @wanderinglynn 1mo
Cinfhen And echoing @IamIamIam recommendation!!!! Station Eleven is EXCELLENT @wanderinglynn (edited) 1mo
wanderinglynn Thanks @IamIamIam @Cinfhen ☺️ So many sub-genres these days, it‘s hard to keep track. And I did love Station Eleven. 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I have a winter prompt leftover too, I‘m sure we‘ll both get to it eventually! 😂😂 1mo
IamIamIam @4thhouseontheleft LOL, so many books, so little time! 😉 #wegotthis 1mo
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Today's non-reading adventure! Thanks to @LaraReads, I brought extra tissues! #Endgame #ZeroSpoilers

LibrarianRyan Urahhhhh 1mo
IamIamIam @LibrarianRyan I didn't cry nearly as much as I expected!! 😂😂😂 1mo
LaraReads @IamIamIam I just saw this, my notifications didn‘t catch the tag! I‘m glad you weren‘t completely parched of tears! 🤣🤣 Did you love it though?! 1mo
IamIamIam @LaraReads I was totally satisfied with the whole movie and how everything wrapped up!! 🤘 1mo
LaraReads @IamIamIam Yay, glad to hear it! After I‘ve had over 24 hours to digest, there are a few things I‘m sorta at odds with, but I can still accept them none-the-less. It was overall a beautiful finale. 1mo
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The woman in white | Wilkie COLLINS
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I ran out of audio books on hold because, like a total moron, I went backwards in the alphabet on Grafton instead of forward 😖 so I tried out one of the #1001Books I had on my list... say a prayer for me. #25hours #alreadyterrified

rretzler It‘s a good book, but it is rather lengthy and bogs down a little in the middle. I thought it was worth it though. Good reading! 1mo
IamIamIam @rretzler Thanks for the encouragement! Pre-20th century is really pushing me out of my comfort zone! Lol 1mo
rretzler I know what you mean. I‘ve read quite a few and some are definitely easier to read than others. I‘m listening to Dickens‘ David Copperfield right now and I feel the same way! 😝 1mo
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IamIamIam @rretzler I own Great Expectations but I haven't even thought about braving it! How's David Copperfield going? So far, TWIW is going smoother than I expected! I found a site that offers study guides so I'm going to refer back to that after a few chapters. 😂 1mo
rretzler After Nicholas Nickleby last year and Copperfield, I‘m coming to the conclusion that Dickens may not be for me. It‘s okay, but I tend to like stories that have some purpose, like a mystery or quest, something that gives me an idea about where the story is going. It‘s more difficult for me to read fiction that just sort of meanders through someone‘s life, which Copperfield does. Probably why I read more genre fiction, than literary! 😂 1mo
IamIamIam @rretzler I absolutely know what you mean!!! So many of my friends are in love with Pride and Prejudice and I am so anti-Austen! 😂 I don't get all the implications of disobeying the rules of polite society! Lol... Regency writing is so difficult for me!! 1mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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No spoilers but DAMMIT... that ending made me so angry!!! I thought this was a necessary story but I got bogged down with a couple of superfluous characters. I loved living the lives of Opal and Jacquie and just needed a bit less from Edwin and the drummer who I can't remember...Tommy? I also understood the necessity of Manny & David but there wasn't enough development. The quality of writing was great but a little more editing was needed.

Suet624 I was disappointed in the ending as well, but enjoyed the story overall. 1mo
BeckyB I thought it was pretty interesting and didn‘t want to put it down, but was super disappointed with the ending. 1w
IamIamIam @BeckyB I feel like all the different narrators made it tough for me to listen to. I'm used to Carl Hiaasen and 25 characters in a book and recalling everyone by name. I felt like some sections could have been developed separately and been an entirely different book. 1w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I feel like every person in Oakland is a Native American... a little under 2 hours left and I just want it to be done. I'm a 1st and 3rd generation American so all the guilt heaped upon the reader of this is making me uncomfortable. Like John Lennon said it's Christmas and what have I done.

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The Doll People | Ann M. Martin, Laura Godwin
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Even though I read this recently, I started reading it aloud to my daughter last night and she's already asking for extra chapters! Not to mention that I saw Ann M. Martin is going to be at BookCon!!! 😍

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Been reading this true crime novel and decided to look up info on Ellen Boehm. In my Google search, I found a website called supernaught.com which happens to sell TRUE CRIME MEMORABILIA. 😳 I feel like I got stuck in a Gillian Flynn-esque black hole for about 15 minutes!!! @Kaye @Reviewsbylola I immediately thought of you guys!!! 😂

GondorGirl That is SO weird! 😳 1mo
IamIamIam @GondorGirl Super weird!!! Luckily, I didn't find any really creepy stuff. I found mainly pen pal letters and signed artwork from inmates but it totally reminded me of 1mo
Kaye Thanks for the tag. I‘ve never seen that page before. 1mo
Reviewsbylola That website sounds awesome. I will check it out! 1mo
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The Cranky Ballerina | Elise Gravel
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Impulse supermarket buy! Lol, both kids enjoyed this story about Ada who hates ballet but finds her groove in karate! Short & sweet, great for K or 1 readers.
#kidlit #picturebooks #impulsebuy

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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AND NOW... for something completely different.... 😂😂😂

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Bailedbailed

I'm done... I didn't like anybody in this book, the was so much superfluous information and the reveal was total crap. I expected so much more and I just don't care about anything. I'm angry that I wasted more time than necessary on these idiots.
#unpopularopinion #IreallyHATEchicklit

Reagan-reads Hahaha I loved the hashtag. It is not a genre that I typically get behind, with very rare exceptions. 1mo
IamIamIam @Reagan-reads Lol, occasionally I can get caught up in a sappy story but this was just awful! 1mo
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Batman: White Knight | Sean Murphy
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I thought this was an interesting take on the traditional Batman/Joker dynamic. The Joker gets assaulted by Batman who stuffs him full of antipsychotics and Jack Napier takes over. Napier shows Gotham that Batman is a true menace and shakes up the GCPD into acknowledging the threat. Of course, that's not the whole story. Great for casual Batman fans with a good storyline, even if it wrapped up a bit quickly.

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I absolutely do NOT get stereotypical catty women relationships and this book is FULL of them! Lol, stories like these make me happy I grew up with brothers... so far Esme is mad at Darby for trying to get along with Stella. I want to smack them all... 👊

Mdargusch I couldn‘t finish this book. That relationship seemed too unrealistic. 1mo
IamIamIam @Mdargusch I'm glad I'm not alone. I'm just not feeling any of these characters, Rose included. They're all so offputting! 1mo
Mdargusch I definitely feel like I was in the minority on this one. 1mo
IamIamIam @Mdargusch At least there's 2 of us! 😂 It came highly recommend to me also. I'm just not feeling it. I'm glad it's on audio because I'm more than halfway through! I'd have given up if it was print!! Now I need to know where the scar came from, though. And who squats in a total stranger's apartment?! Lol 1mo
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Oy vey... real chick lit this, huh?

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Gregor's mom gets tired of her kids disappearing and goes with him and Boots to follow up on the Prophecy of Blood. Unfortunately, she gets the Plague and Gregor ventures out with a crew to find the cure! Family secrets, old friends and new dangers await...
I bid Gregor adieu until I can get the books because we don't have the last 2 digital books but I absolutely love this series!!! #middlegrade #raisingreaders

ReadingRover I love this series! 1mo
IamIamIam @ReadingRover It's really great!! 1mo
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#AudioCrocheting while finishing the tagged book. Sadly, my library doesn't have the next 2 digital audiobooks 😱😭😭😭 so I requested the cds from another library but they might be too slow for me! Lol, not to mention that 2 other holds came in within the last 2 days! 😖

Eggs Beautiful 1mo
IamIamIam @Eggs Thank you! 1mo
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🚚 I'm definitely traveling with Joel!
🏚 I wrote a story once about the derelict hotel in the woods! I'd love to see that!
☠ In the book, any room with Amy in it! In the general literary world, probably Panem. Lol
😁 @Tamra @MiyakoBunny @youneverarrived

Thanks for the tag, @MrBook, and thanks for putting this together, @DannyHattan! #WhatWouldYouDo

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The Crawlers snatch Boots from Central Park for the Underlanders, believing she is in danger according to the Prophecy of Bane. Chaos ensues! An incredible sequel featuring the value of teamwork, not jumping to conclusions and singing songs to toddlers in order to get what you need! 😍 On to book 3!

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Boots is the hero we didn't know we needed...
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*DISCLAIMER* This is a stock photo of a kid I think resembles Boots... not one of my hellions... 😂

wanderinglynn Aw, so cute! 💜 1mo
IamIamIam @wanderinglynn I should have put a disclaimer that I only Googled this kid... LOL, mine have blue eyes but not curly hair! 😂 1mo
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Chrissyreadit I totally could see this kid as Boots! 1mo
IamIamIam @Chrissyreadit Right?? I laughed out loud when she asked Gregor if they could go swimming yesterday. My kids had such a problem with the concept of tomorrow and yesterday when they were small!!! 😂😂 1mo
Ddzmini Beautiful 😋 1mo
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