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Kathleenkelly

Kathleenkelly

Joined June 2018

I read when I can!
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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Mehso-so

Good book but probably not one to read in the winter. It just made me feel colder. Which made me get under blankets where I‘d fall asleep. 🤷‍♀️ Will try to push this weekend for a bingo. #DoubleSpin competed for the month.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 11mo
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The World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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#BookSpin selection for February completed. Another incredibly sad book about the loss of life in World War II.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 11mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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#BookSpinBingo card for February.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 11mo
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Mehso-so

Finished the tagged book this afternoon and wrapped up my Bingo card for the month. As much as I tried to finish, Pillars kept me from almost completing a double bingo. 😕. On to February!

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Untitled | Unknown
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Mehso-so

I finished the audio version of the tagged book today. I thought about bailing on more than one occasion. It started to get interesting towards the end - but not enough to make me want to read more books in the series.

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Mehso-so

Finished my January #BookSpin book of the month. It was ok - just wanted more for Nori.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 12mo
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Pickpick

I finally finished this after it was gifted to me MANY years ago in a Litsy swap. Great book about surviving world war 2.

JLaurenceCohen Incredible book 12mo
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Pickpick

Addie longed for freedom and had to live with the consequences of making a deal with the devil. Loved this book.

Ashley31 Getting ready to read this next! 12mo
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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Pickpick

Good book. While my life isn‘t perfect, I don‘t know that there is a whole lot that I‘d change.

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Trapped | Michael Northrop
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Panpan

A great idea for a YA book. Terrible execution. I only finished because I wanted to fill the space on my #BookSpinBingo card.

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The Deep, Deep Snow | Brian Freeman
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Finished this up on a cold, wet afternoon. Fortunately, no deep, deep snow to deal with. First read on my #BookSpinBingo card. Even better that it‘s the #DoubleSpin book for this month.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 12mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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@TheAromaofBooks Thank you so much for putting this together. I‘m looking forward to tackling some of the books on my #bookspinbingo card. I started the #DoubleSpin book on Thursday and hope to finish sometime today.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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January book list. Can‘t wait to get started!! #bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 13mo
Kathleenkelly I‘m editing my list. Don‘t feel like reading Near Dark by Brad Thor. I didn‘t realize it was book number 17 in a series. Instead, I‘m going to add The Ten Thousand Doors of January. Hopefully, I can get it from the library! 13mo
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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed reading the story from multiple perspectives. In the end, just a meh for me.

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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A great memoir. As a political junkie, I loved listening to him describe the many challenges he faced early in his presidency. Can‘t wait for volume 2! #bookspinbingo

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The River | Peter Heller
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Mehso-so

The book was ok. Events in the book were just very sad. On the plus side, bingo!! I used the free space as an opportunity to read something that sounded interesting.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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An amazing memoir! I wouldn‘t mind reading her published academic research. #AlmostABingo

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Overall, I enjoyed this book. Not sure I will add anything that hasn‘t already been said. Only 2 more books for bingo!
#BookSpin #BookSpinBingo

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Celebrating Nurses: A Visual History | Christine Hallett, Joan E Lynaugh
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I need help! I‘m a nurse and remain very close with fellow nurses from college. We text regularly to support each other during this horrific time but we are a little overwhelmed. I‘d like to send everyone a book and a small treat for Christmas Eve. I‘m looking for one that‘s not too sappy, will help remind us that things will get better, and that not all people are jerks. I‘ve included a picture of my sweet cat - he helps me relax. Thanks!

AmyG I found this one uplifting. It‘s sort of magical realism, I guess. 13mo
Jari-chan I second Tj Klune ❤️ 13mo
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Glass Hotel | Emily St John Mandel
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I know this book has mixed reviews, but I really liked it. I would not recommend the audio version - the switch between characters was sometimes confusing. #DoubleSpin #BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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Less | Andrew Sean Greer
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Panpan

I finished listening during my lunch break. My siblings both enjoyed the book. It was a little too boring for me. #BookSpinBingo

eeclayton I bailed on this after about 80 pages. Couldn't hold my attention 13mo
Maria514626 I started as an audiobook and bailed, too. Boring! I picked up as a print book and loved it. I missed too much listening—the writing is excellent. 12mo
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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Mehso-so

Completed the first book on my #BookSpinBingo card. Book was ok but it did make me wonder how many times I‘d go up in flames throughout the course of the day.

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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It‘s going to be a busy month!

#BookSpinBingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 14mo
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@Lauram told me about this fun challenge! Hopefully, it will help me read a little more consistently.
#bookspin #doublespin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Andrew65 A great list! 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Glad to have you along!! 14mo
chlolovesbooks The guest list was really good! 14mo
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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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I‘m really enjoying this book. Love listening to him read but I *highly* recommend listening at a faster speed. He is just too slow.

Bakingbookworm I agree. I‘m listening to it at 1.3. Love the tone of his voice but he‘s a very slow talker. 14mo
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Well, I‘m hooked. Feel free to add me! #WizardsUnite

Exbrarian Invite sent! 3y
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stacybmartin Request sent! 🧙‍♀️ 3y
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Clwojick Sent request! ♥️🧡💛 3y
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IQ | Joe Ide
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Good book! Character development was great and the narrator was nearly perfect. I will definitely look forward to reading other books in the series.

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@kstadt929 Thank you so much for the book! This book has been on my list forever. I can‘t wait to jump in!
#JustABookSwap

kstadt929 So glad! 😁 It is one of those books that has stuck with me a long time after reading. I hope you enjoy! 3y
TheBookKeepers I still think about this one at times! Loved the story!! 3y
sudi I love this book, the kind of book that stays with you forever. 😊 3y
Blueberry 3y
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Cats | Ariel Books
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@TCLinrow This is my sweet George. He never fails to make me smile. I‘m so sorry for your loss. #catsoflitsy

TCLinrow Aww he looks like a total goofball! How cute 😻😻 3y
JoScho Lol those teeth! 3y
Kathleenkelly @JoScho He likes to show them off. 3y
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Probably my favorite book of the summer. Can‘t wait to get my hands on Circe. Would love to read more books concentrating in characters already mentioned.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks for organizing the swap! @TheBookKeepers

TheBookKeepers You‘re welcome!! Thanks for joining!!! 🌺📚 3y
TheBookKeepers Hi! Just checking in to make sure you got ur match details via email? 3y
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Louisiana Power & Light | John Dufresne
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@Slajaunie You put together an AMAZING #hellofrom Louisiana package! Thank you so much! I especially love the Voodoo wizard. I plan on putting him in my office - need to keep evil spirits away. The plantation book is right up my alley! I love everything in it.

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Slajaunie Thank you! I have a lot of culture to pull from here. I hope you enjoy! 3y
Slajaunie I forgot to mention that I had a BLAST putting this together! 3y
jillannjohn Ah! Zatarain‘s! Didn‘t think of that! 😀 3y
bullbunny Wow so cool! With what you sent @Slajaunie 3y
Slajaunie @jillannjohn Yeah. I was in Rouses looking around. 3y
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Whipped up a quick batch on this perfect holiday. Have a great day!

tpixie Pretty! 3y
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The Rook: A Novel | Daniel O'Malley
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Fun book, fun puzzle!

RavenLovelyReads So pretty!! 3y
TheSpineView Ahhhh... puzzle reading!❤ 3y
Kathleenkelly @TheSpineView I don‘t know if there is anything better! 3y
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#hellofrom Louisiana!!!! I‘m so excited!!!! Thank you!!!

Slajaunie I also have an Amazon package headed your way. I forgot to include a message. It says it will be delivered tomorrow but we shall see! (edited) 3y
jillannjohn Louisiana packages are the best! 😍 3y
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The Cuban Affair | Nelson DeMille
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Mehso-so

I normally like most of DeMille‘s books. This one wasn‘t terrible, just a little predictable.

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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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1. I‘m not a huge fan of scary movies and might be one of 2 people on the planet never to have seen Hocus Pocus. I do love the Halloween Buffy episodes!
2. Candy corn 🤷🏼‍♀️
3. The stand - not terribly scary but so much suspense!
4. Other peoples decorations? (Too much work to take out and put away again)
5. Yes
6. Sure!
7. I already have the perfect black cat ❤️

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JoScho 🖤🎃🖤 3y
MerinEliza I think i'm that other person who hasn't seen Hocus Pocus. 3y
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Room: A Novel | Emma Donoghue
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The only reason the book worked for me is because it was narrated by Jack. Hearing the story from another perspective would have been too horrific.

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Mehso-so

I thought this one was only so-so. I didn‘t think it was funny and it kind of annoyed me to hear about his two vacation homes. It‘s possible that I missed the humor because I listened to it at twice the normal speed.

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Mehso-so

I probably would have enjoyed this more had I concentrated reading it in a short period of time rather than stretching it out. Ultimately, I think the book has value in our current political climate.

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I don‘t think that I would hate living by myself in the woods. For a week. With a packed cooler. In the fall when it isn‘t too cold. The fact that this guy did it for years without lighting a fire is amazing. Great book. Very quick read.

Kathleenkelly Who knew I was so high maintenance? 3y
Lauram I‘ve always known you were high maintenance. 😆 3y
SamanthaMarie Without lighting a fire?!?! What?! No thank youuuuu. 3y
Smrloomis I thought this book was fascinating even though I could definitely not live like that myself! 3y
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NOS4A2 | Joe Hill
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Good book but could have been MUCH shorter. I enjoyed the audio version (at twice the normal speed). Will look into other Joe Hill books. #dontgotoChristmasland

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I‘m slightly jealous of everyone posting pictures of their reading challenge progress. I‘m taking a quick breakfast break before continuing with my personal challenge - #writing24in48. 😒 #gradschoolstinks

9999 Hang in there! Great book for motivation. 3y
TheClevelander I started this one as well, but lost momentum. Let me know what you think. 3y
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Excellent prequel to another Koontz book, The City. Will definitely add to my TBR pile.

PaperbackPirate Omg The City is my favorite Koontz and I didn‘t even know about this! Thank you for sharing! 3y
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been trying to stretch my horizons and read books that I might not normally read. I heard about this one a few years ago and added it to my online TBR pile. It was just ok. I might just stick with my favorite genre.

DivineDiana I struggled with this book. It convinced me that Hemingway was a despicable man. Sorry to be so harsh. 4y
Kathleenkelly No need to apologize for the way you feel. I guess don‘t know enough about his personal life to really have an opinion. 4y
Weaponxgirl I didn't really think much of this book either. It's wasn't awful but it wasn't great either. What genre are you putting this under? 4y
Kathleenkelly @Weaponxgirl I almost think it is a historical fiction memoir. I don‘t even think that genre exists. 4y
KateFulfordAuthor @Kathleenkelly May I recommend my debut, Kathleen? Pacy, laugh out loud funny and more. Check my bio for sample chapters and to assess other reviews on Goodreads. Thanks, Kate 3y
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Cheese | Juliet Harbutt
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#humpdaypost @MinDea
1. I‘ve previously proclaimed my love of all things cheesy. Moon cheese is almost as good as my beloved Cheetos but without all the artificial icky.
2. Blue. Always.
3. Romance. I can‘t stop the eye rolls. So ridiculous.
4. Yes - OHIO
5. Ideally both. Savory if I can only pick one (cheese is usually involved 😏)

Kathleenkelly (Sorry - bad photo editing) 4y
MinDea I have always wanted to try moon cheese but never knew what it was. I love Cheetos. You have sold me! 4y
Chelleo Yeah! Another #OhioLitten Will be sure to let you know the next time there‘s an #OhioMeetup 4y
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Kathleenkelly @MinDea They have a decent crunch and aren‘t too overloaded with salt. 4y
MinDea I'm sold! 😆😆😆 4y
Kathleenkelly @Chelleo You have the best job ever! I‘d love to meet other Littens! 4y
keys_on_fire Can‘t wait for the next #OhioMeetup. I think I joined right after the last one 4y
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Great book. I can‘t add anything that others haven‘t already said. Quick, easy read. My first Neil Gaiman book - I‘ll look forward to reading more!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚🤓 4y
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The Dante Club: A Novel | Matthew Pearl
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My new TBR pile. Honestly, just hoping to finish this by the end of the year. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Happy Saturday! 󠁧

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Mehso-so

Just OK. I listened to the audible version and when I could actually pay attention, I often wondered if some of the locations described in the book had a gift shop. Merchandise would be perfect for a Litsy swap.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 4y
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