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K.Wielechowski

K.Wielechowski

Joined June 2016

Author. Blogger. Book lover. Cat mom. Wineaux. Nerd.
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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I F*CKING LOVE ANNA KENDRICK!!
This books is hilarious and you can‘t go wrong comparing Zac Efron to Charles Manson. The charming and charismatic part, not the murdery cult part, although.... #litsytbr

britt_brooke Loved this! 2d
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Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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I‘ve been thinking about releasing my entire 1-800-Henchmen series in print for a while and the time has finally come! It will include all four previously released Henchmen novellas and a brand new short story, Half Past Misadventure.
Tentative release date is August 15. #iwroteabook #activeauthoring

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Trying to get writing again and figured pulling something from my towering stack of writing books would be helpful. The War of Art was an interesting study of what stops us from creating. Pressfield spends most of it talking about Resistance, what it is, what causes it, and how it affects artists. The book wanders into left field once in a while but over all has good advice for artists. #tbrpile

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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This was a really cute story. It was more graphic than I expected but I really liked that the MC was autistic. #litsytbrlist

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Ghosted | Rosie Walsh
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Sarah and Eddie meet by chance in the village near Sarah‘s parents house. 7 days later they‘re in love and thinking about the future. Too bad the past rises up to bite them. I almost bailed on it but, 2 massive twists later, I am so glad I didn‘t.

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Food: A Love Story | Jim Gaffigan
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So funny! Just make sure you read it on a full stomach or you‘ll eat your weight in Subway like I did.
I‘d say more, but the title says it all. #litsytbrlist

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The Girl From Venice | Martin Cruz Smith
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I first heard of this book from Litsy &added it to my TBR list. It was better than the reviewer said! Cenzo, a fisherman in the lagoon around a WWII-era Venice pulls a girl from the water to find out she is a Jew on the run from the SS & the man who betrayed her family. Cenzo decides to help her but navigating the political sphere of war‘s end Italy is more treacherous than a stormy sea. The man who reads the audio book is very good. #litsytbrlist

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Dad Is Fat | Jim Gaffigan
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Jim Gaffigan has been one of my favorite comedians for years and much of his humor comes from stories of his family. This books is like 5 hours of standup. Very funny and the love he has for his family is very touching. #litsytbrlist

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Traveling for work gave me the chance to work on my Litsy TBR list. Rachel & Liam go back to Regency England to try to recover letters & a complete copy of The Watsons written by Jane Austen. I should‘ve read the blurb more because I was caught off guard by the time travel & thought the Watsons were a previous team that had gone missing. The first 2/3 of the book was kind of slow, last 1/3 was good, ending meh. Maybe I‘m not an audio book person.

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I love the podcast and I loved this book! It‘s not just about murder and true crime, although there is plenty of that. Karen and Georgia are honest about their past substance abuse and mental health, they are encouraging and supportive, they are hilarious and blunt. I laughed out loud and had to close the book when I couldn‘t read through my tears (both happy and sad). #ssdgm #mfm #murderino #readerino

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“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” -Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

I had to pause after reading the Sweet Baby Angel chapter because I was crying. #ssdgm #mfm #murderino #readerino

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Y‘all, I didn‘t even make it past the dedication before tearing up. May need more tissues. #ssdgm #mfm #murderino

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I am kicking myself for not reading this in college! Atwood‘s world where women are nothing more than reproductive systems is both fascinating and terrifying, especially in the current political atmosphere. At one time I would‘ve said it could never happen in real life. I feel differently now.
“We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
-Atwood, The Handmaid‘s Tale

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This lil beaut just arrived and as soon as I finish The Handmaid‘s Tale (in about 2 hours), I‘m starting it! #ssdgm #mfm #murderino

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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“You might even provide a Heaven for them. We need You for that. Hell we can make for ourselves.”

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I was supposed to read this for a college class but didn‘t. In light of recent events, now seems like the perfect time.

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A Certain Mercy | William L. Silvaneus
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Today is launch day! I got my personalized ARC and can‘t wait to finish it!

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I was recently introduced to the Overdue podcast where the two hosts take turns reading books from their TBR pile and talk about them. It started in like 2015 so I have some serious backlog but I‘m 11 episodes in and have added 3 books to my own TBR pile. If you‘re into podcasts, check them out. P.S. I‘m not affiliated with the podcast. 😜 #TBR #Overduepodcast

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I... guess I‘m done reading for the time being. #thirteenthgrave #myfurryroommate

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Just a few days left of my local library reading program and I remember that audio books count. I could‘ve been listening to a book a day at work! Decided to “reread” Furiously Happy because who doesn‘t like to laugh hysterically in a quiet office setting to things nobody else can hear?

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Untitled | Unknown
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I loved seeing my home state through the eyes of a Englishman biking from one border to the other. His love for Nebraska & it‘s people is obvious while not glossing over our faults & idiosyncrasies. I had to keep reminding myself that, while I got this book a year or two ago, Wilkinson made the trip in the 1990s. Some things have changed, many haven‘t. (Title is probably the most Nebraskan thing ever that didn‘t involve Huskers, ranch, or “Ope”)

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Adam Ellis speaks to my soul. If you are introverted, have anxiety, or are slightly extra, check out his comics on basically all social media and read this book.

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Dust & Cannibals | Bruce I Schindler
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It took a bit to get into the story as it is not my usual genre nor is the writing style what I‘m used to but eventually none of that mattered as the story took over. Best described as a “post-apocalyptic western” Dust & Cannibals, follows a small group of people in western Nebraska survive what amounts to the worst bit of luck the US has ever seen. Humor, country values, and the pioneer spirit abound in these pages.

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Dust & Cannibals | Bruce I Schindler
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My one and only solid resolution for 2019 is to read at least 25 books in my TBR pile alternating between local authors and national authors. I decided to make my first a book by one of the members of my former writers group and one of my favorite people. #newyearsresolutions #tbr

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I hate that it is the movie cover (#booksnob) but I love this book! While much of the narrative revolves around Antonina Zabinski, wife of the director of the Warsaw zoo, it is much more the story of Poland before, during, &after WWII. The Zabinskis risked everything to help Jews escape the Nazis but you also learn what life was like in war-time Warsaw. As the gr. gr. granddaughter of a Polish immigrant, I loved learning about where I come from.

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Why was it, she asked herself, that “animals can sometimes subdue their predatory ways in only a few months, while humans, despite centuries of refinement, can quickly grow more savage than any beast?”
-Antonina Zabinski

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I got this book at the Lincoln City Libraries annual book a few months ago. Cracked it open to find somebody‘s lost shopping list. Do hope they got their deodorant 😂 #thingsfoundinbooks

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Threshold | Sara Douglass
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Threshold is a book I reread every few years and I enjoy its magic every time. While there are a few things in Douglas‘ writing style that annoy me (arbitrary exclamation points and missing/barely-there character reactions - opposites I know) she is still an amazing storyteller and Tirzah‘s journey from free-woman to slave to Elemental Cantomancer will entrance me every time.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 7mo
K.Wielechowski Thank you! 7mo
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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I fell in love with Amy Poehler while watching Parks & Rec, and when I finally downloaded Overdrive, Yes Please was one of the first audio books I downloaded. She is just as hilarious in real life as Leslie Knope is if not funnier. I loved hearing about life as a comedic actress, her time at SNL, and of course Parks & Rec.

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The Cinderella Pact | Sarah Strohmeyer
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Day one of the Lincoln City Library's annual book sale. Kept my picks few because I only brought $10. Will probably return for more.

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Thanks to a recently discovered podcast, Excessively Diverted, I decided to take on Austen. I'm getting started a little late so I'm sure my #JaneJuly is going to turn into #AustenAugust but the extra time will help me get through all of the the adaptations that I can find.

BellaJourney I love pride and prejudice and zombies!!!! Have you seen the movie? 12mo
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The Casual Vacancy | J.K. Rowling
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Full disclosure: I read this solely because Queen Rowling wrote it.
90% of the book was very slow moving and I'm not 100% there was an actual plot beyond "how one person's death affected a town", but the last few sections were very good. Rowling is a master at writing characters (even though most in this book were terrible people) and the world they move in. Harry Potter, this is not, nor is it my taste, but it wasn't bad.

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Friends took me to Prospero's used book store in Kansas City for my birthday 🎉

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Sweet Talk | Julie Garwood
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Another from one of my favorite authors but this one managed to keep me guessing throughout the book. Adding it to my favorites list. The FBI and the IRS team up to try to stop a shooter, keep kids safe, end a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, and avoid horrible family members. Action, love, and sass, always a good time. #lclsummer2018

Reecaspieces Love this author! 13mo
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Like Rowling, I can't remember what the speaker said at my own graduation and I wish she had given this speech at my small-ish Midwestern college. It was short, poignant, and inspiring and her words are even more important now than they were ten years ago. This is a book that I'll leave in my desk and read often, because it represents a future that I'd love to see for myself and the world.
Plus, gay wizard jokes.

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I'm using my local summer reading program to devour my extensive and diverse TBR pile. These are the next four. Hoping I can get them done this week without costing myself too much sleep. 😁

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The Only Pirate at the Party | Lindsey Stirling, Brooke S. Passey
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I have loved Lindsey Sterling since Pandora played one of her songs years ago, I have seen her in concert and am seeing her again in July, but I love her even more since reading her book. Her humor and passion, nerdy-ness and originality is evident in her work but I had no idea the struggles she went through in her personal life. She is a woman to be admired for her strength and perseverance.
I laughed, I cried, and I feel like an old friend.

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The Only Pirate at the Party | Lindsey Stirling, Brooke S. Passey
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You read your poetry slowly, I'll dance around the stage quickly, and we can share responsibility for the deeply uncomfortable feeling in the room afterward.

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Fast Track | Julie Garwood
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Just finished my first book for my local summer reading program. It was fun seeing most of the characters again (Garwoods characters tend to show up in multiple books) and seeing the last of the Regan-Sophie-Cordie trio find love. Now, it's going in a safe place because I don't get autographed copies from my favorite authors everyday. #lclsummer2018

Reecaspieces I love her.....I would love to meet her! Good for,you! JEALOUS 13mo
K.Wielechowski Man, I wish I could say I met her! A bookstore was doing a special, if you paid an extra $5 or something, you could order a personalized, autographed copy. Best $5 I spent that year. 😜 13mo
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Hotshot | Julie Garwood
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Oh WTForcast, you never fail to amuse.
As for the book, I thought it was good. If you've read many other Garwood books, you know generally how they'll go (bad guy doing bad things, girl in trouble but can take care of herself, hot law man saves the day, cue Cupid) but I don't think it detracted from the story at all. Most of the characters pop up in other books, but I think this one was a stand-along unless I missed something.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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I loved hearing Carrie come through her writing, it was like she was sitting there telling her stories, although the ending was kind of abrupt, I still loved the book. She had a fascinating, if unconventional, life and I wish she could have seen a few more years.
(The picture is something I found online and has nothing to do with the book but I felt like Carrie would approve)
#AlwaysOurPrincess

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Fast Track | Julie Garwood
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Signed up for my local summer reading program and started with this little autographed beauty that's been on my TBR pile for a few years. Stayed up way too late reading last night. #noregrets #maybesomeregrets 😴

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Hotshot | Julie Garwood
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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A few days late but I thought it was fitting to start reading Wishful Drinking on Star Wars Day while waiting to get my Rebel Alliance tattoo. #MayTheFourth #AlwaysOurPrincess

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Alright, let's see if I have more luck with a second book.

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Bailedbailed

Have you ever noped on a book so hard you threw it across the room? Made it halfway through page three before I bailed. Could use serious editing and revision. I wanted to like it, but couldn't go on.

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Spent the last two days at the Nebraska Writers Guild 2018 Spring Conference and came home with some goodies.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Still plugging away at this tome. It is interesting learning about the beginning decades of the US and the "Ten Dollar Founding Father." I lost my reading partner though. He was too comfortable to stay awake. ?

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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"... it was clear that he had found his calling as a fearless, swashbuckling intellectual warrior who excelled in bare-knuckled controversy,"

Back to Hamilton and I had read two pages when I came across this sentence. I had to put the book down and stare at the wall for a minute.