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KatieDid927

KatieDid927

Joined June 2018

New York City
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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Thanks for the awesome giveaway @laurenslibrary ! #llchillinggiveaway

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My accumulative #bookhaul for May from Book Barn, B&N, Amazon, @strandbookstore , BotM, #ctlitsymeetup, etc. I may have a problem. Reorganizing efforts start this evening!

Avanders So fun 🤗🤗 3d
TheLibrarian I gave up on organizing. My books are stacked everywhere in my library because there is zero shelf space. 3d
KatieDid927 @TheLibrarian Also a valid lifestyle choice! I‘m at least going to make an attempt. I‘m sure there will still be random stacks when I‘m done haha. 3d
TheLibrarian @KatieDid927 Good luck and have fun! 3d
KatieDid927 @TheLibrarian Thanks! 🤗 3d
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Mehso-so

Meh. Alfred Hicks was a bad dude who sort of fell through the cracks historically. He‘s interesting, but this book wasn‘t so much. I didn‘t like the author‘s style or the structure of the story. Other people probably will, but it wasn‘t for me. #ARC

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Awayland: Stories | Ramona Ausubel
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This collection wasn‘t exactly what I was expecting, but I‘m not really sure what I was expecting. I still really enjoyed it. Some of the stories were uneven but overall it was a great read.

Fridameetslucy Love the cover illustration ! 4d
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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I liked this even more than I thought I would. It‘s a very thought-provoking story examining friendship and ambition. #BotM

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Donna Has Left the Building | Susan Jane Gilman
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1. I hate having to pick just one! Gummies, dark chocolate, Chicago style popcorn, salted caramel, donuts...
2. I love watches. I own too many.
3. Buffy, Bob‘s Burgers, Rick & Morty, Veronica Mars, Parks & Rec
4. Pinocchio, Wall-E, Dazed & Confused
5. Blue
6. Cafe du Monde coffee
7. Beach, BBQ, baseball
8. @j9brown

#SummerSantaGoesPostal @nelehelen

nelehelen There are too many good snacks in the world to pick just one! 😂😉 thanks for playing and joining! 2w
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Donna Has Left the Building | Susan Jane Gilman
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1. 😬💃🏻😜
2. Nope.
3. Oklahoma on Broadway with Mom!
4. Oldest
5. 💃🏻

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Julsmarshall 😄😘😭 2w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Beautiful little book with a beautiful little cover.

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Donna Has Left the Building | Susan Jane Gilman
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1. An emotional connection, character development, beautiful storytelling and prose.
2. Shot glasses from travels and Funko Pops
3. Hmm, probably Betty Crocker. Has a lot of classics.
4. Right now Rupi Kaur but I also love Langston Hughes and Emily Dickinson.
5. @j9brown

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

j9brown Oh hi 👋 Why am I still at work, I want to be at home eating snacks and reading books 😐 2w
KatieDid927 @j9brown Can‘t someone pay us to do that instead of making tv?! 2w
j9brown @KatieDid927 The overtime dollars are nice, but my couch is even nicer! 2w
KatieDid927 @j9brown What is this “overtime” you speak of? 😉 2w
Eggs Love Langston 💗 (edited) 2w
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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This was right up my alley. In all the ways.

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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1) Blue 💙
2) Literary fiction, fantasy 🦄
3) Besides reading? Theatre going, baseball spectating and traveling ✈️
4) Salty/sweet, fruity candy, dark chocolate 🍫
5) Buffy, Bob‘s Burgers 👨🏻
6) Oh wow. Hard to pick just one. Probably Jane Eyre.

#GettingToKnowYou #GraphicNovelsAndMangaSwap

Amiable I love “Bob‘s Burgers” — Tina is my spirit animal! 😀 3w
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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Book Barn 📚

umbrellagirl Nice meeting you today! 3w
Suet624 Oooh, I like this. 3w
Amiable Yay, Book Barn! It was great to meet you today! And you too, @umbrellagirl ! 😀 3w
KatieDid927 @umbrellagirl @Amiable Yes great meeting you guys too!!! 😘 3w
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Mehso-so

This book reminded me why I can be picky about historical fiction. The story of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during WWII was new to me, but ultimately I would have preferred a non-fiction book. This story felt exploitative. The plot twists were manipulative and disappointing, the violence was excessive bordering on pornographic even given the time period and it was 100 pages too long. Too much description that didn‘t move the story forward. #ARC

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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1. Selfie in my baseball shirt I just happened to be wearing the day the Mets signed Jacob deGrom for five more years! 🙌🏼
2. Tagged!
3. #ctlitsymeetup and other CT adventures with @j9brown !
4. Right now pretty all over the place. Warm, sunny and humid one minute then cold and rainy the next.
5. Not sure? Probably fast food on the road to CT.

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Perrault's Fairy Tales | Charles Perrault
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The rest of my goodies from my #MythsAndLegendsSwap package! I LOVE the tote! I LOVE the book sleeve! I even LOVE the post-it‘s! The snacks are absolutely perfect! Thank you thank you thank you @cobwebmoth !!! And thank you @MeganAnn for hosting such a fun swap!

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cobwebmoth You're welcome! It was a lot of fun shopping for you.☺ 3w
KatieDid927 @cobwebmoth I can‘t even describe how perfect the book sleeve and snacks are! You nailed everything! 😘 3w
MeganAnn That tote is so cool!! An amazing package! 👏🏻⚡️🎉✨❤️ 3w
Fridameetslucy I see your reading Perrault and the grimms. Big works and quite timely actually. Zipes translation (for me none better) 3w
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Perrault's Fairy Tales | Charles Perrault
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@cobwebmoth sent me a package so epic it‘ll take two posts. 😱 OMG YOU GUYS! That Perrault collection is STUNNING. I can‘t even handle it! Girl, you spoiled me!!! #MythsAndLegendsSwap @MeganAnn

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Avanders Oh my gosh those are gorgeous!! 3w
KatieDid927 @Avanders I. MEAN. Speechless! 3w
cobwebmoth I'm so glad you like them!❤ 3w
MeganAnn Absolutely gorgeous!! 😍😍😍 3w
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1) A tie between Disney World and New Orleans, although I don‘t visit either in the summer because it‘s way too hot! 🥵
2) Ice cream and popsicles🍦
3) The 3 Bs: beach, baseball and bbq 🏖⚾️🌭
4) Iced tea and ice cold beer 🍺
5) My customized Poolside Bags straw tote with embroidered Vonnegut quote, “So it goes”
6) The beach, or anywhere with AC 😅

#SummerSantaSurvey @hermyknee

Sharpeipup Any particular flavor or brand of ice cream/popsicle? 3w
KatieDid927 @Sharpeipup I‘m partial to Ben & Jerry‘s and Edy‘s Outshine popsicles but I‘m not too picky! In New York the summer is all about Mister Softee, I also like Big Gay Ice Cream and Milkbar in the city. 3w
Sharpeipup That question came up in a recent job interview, can you believe it? After visiting Ben & Jerry‘s headquarters and tasting ice cream fresh off the line, I don‘t want it any other way...(sigh) 3w
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Sharpeipup On my next trip to NYC, I hope to visit Big Gay, Milkbar, and Ample Hills. 3w
KatieDid927 @Sharpeipup Yesss do it. I actually haven‘t had Ample Hills here, but I have had it at Disney World. Very silly. They did open a new one in my neighborhood though so that will change! 3w
Fridameetslucy @Sharpeipup big gay is fun but so is softswerve. If you are in East village at big gay the actor Alan Cummings has a fun drag bar on 6th st. 3w
Fridameetslucy Nola - my happy place too! 3w
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Mouthful of Birds: Stories | Samanta Schweblin
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Happy #IndieBookStoreDay! Here‘s my haul from Astoria Bookshop in Queens, NY.

BlameJennyJane Great finds! Love both covers too! 😺 4w
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Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway @Kayla.Adriena ! #SpringHasSprungGiveaway

Kayla.Adriena Thanks for entering! 4w
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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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I love a great short story collection and this book delivered. I did find the stories a little uneven with some packing a punch of brilliance while others were quickly forgettable, but overall this was an excellent read. I look forward to what she writes next.

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Mythology | E. Hamilton
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Is it Wednesday yet?! #MythsAndLegendsSwap from @cobwebmoth arrived a couple days ago! Can‘t wait! @MeganAnn #MALS

MeganAnn Yay!! 🎉👏🏻😊⚡️ 1mo
cobwebmoth 1mo
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Heads of the Colored People: Stories | Nafissa Thompson-Spires
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1. Frostbeard candles. (Not my pic, was too lazy so stole one off Google.)
2. Nope, not a tattoo gal.
3. Pins and totes. Can‘t have too many. I could use a nice book sleeve.
4. Frostbeard again! If I get you in a swap, chances are you‘ll get one. (Ran out of room in the MALS box tho! 😩)
5. I‘ve loved all the themes I‘ve participated in. I would love to see a swap centered around the classics or feminism.

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 1mo
Sharpeipup I used to live down the street from Frostbeard! 3w
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I loved this. I MAY have found the introverted book nerd with anxiety and daddy issues who has trouble dating and lives alone with a cat in a major metropolis protagonist a tad relatable, but the story was also really fun. I loved the humor and references. Some parts were a little cheesetacular but it was worth it. Definitely right up my alley. #ARC

cobwebmoth Hi! I hate to blow my cover, but I just wanted to make sure you received your myths and legends box today. It said it was left at your front door, so I hope you found it there.❤ 1mo
KatieDid927 @cobwebmoth Hey! Sorry, I went to a play after work so I literally just got home. Package arrived safe and sound! Thank you!!! 🤗 1mo
cobwebmoth Oh good! Thanks for letting me know! Hope you enjoyed the play.☺ 1mo
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Mythology | E. Hamilton
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#MythsAndLegendsSwap package is shipped and on the way to it‘s special recipient! Not tagging them so it‘s a surprise! 📦😏 @MeganAnn #MALS

Jilly6183 Pretty paper! 1mo
MeganAnn Got it marked down!! 🎉👏🏻⚡️ 1mo
KatieDid927 @MeganAnn Thanks! According to tracking it should arrive tomorrow! 1mo
MeganAnn @KatieDid927 excellent! Thanks Katie! 😊✨ 1mo
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1. Done! 💁🏻‍♀️
2. Hadestown on Broadway! 🎭
3. Yes! 🥚
4. I‘ve always liked the name Bella.
5. 👍🏼

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Jumping on the #catsoflitsy bandwagon today with my little furry mush ball Ginger face. 🐱

tracey38 So cute! 1mo
TheSpineView Awwwwww 💜🐾 1mo
AmyG What a sweet face. 1mo
wanderinglynn Love gingers! What a cutie! 🧡🐱 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I dug this one. The story and characters grabbed me early on and I was along for the ride. It was hard nit hearing the music while reading since it‘s fictional, so I heard Fleetwood Mac‘s “Gold Dust Woman” and “The Chain” in my head instead. I didn‘t love the ending just because it wasn‘t to my taste but others probably will. I‘m def interested in the upcoming adaptation. A solid 4.5/5 ⭐️.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Thank you so so much @madamereadsalot1 for my amazing #SFFS package!!! I‘ve been wanting to read Good Omens so badly! The candle smells amazing! I‘m so excited to try the local coffee and treats! So perfect! Also, those socks omg. I‘m going to have to hide them from Dobby superfan @j9brown ! You‘re the best, had so much fun doing this swap with you as my partner! 🤗😘 #scififantasyswap @Avanders

j9brown Hehe! Great package! This was a fun one 😁 1mo
madamereadsalot1 I hope you enjoy the books and none were repeats! I went off of your lists, but I know there's always a risk of overlap! 1mo
KatieDid927 @madamereadsalot1 Def no repeats, well done! 1mo
monalyisha Love the double-coffee. 😉🙌🏻☕️ 1mo
Avanders 🧬🦄♥️👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Excellent memoir from the youngest rider to win a race I wasn‘t even aware existed! I loved her writing style and humor. Some parts around the middle did feel a touch overwritten, but I greatly enjoyed the journey. #ARC

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Thanks so much for my themed #FunkoPopandBookSwap @nu-bibliophile ! I love it! ✨ @kstadt929

nu-bibliophile Enjoy! 😉❤ 1mo
kstadt929 So fun! Thanks for joining in on the swap!! 😁 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon Ahhh, 💙 Dark Willow. 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Y‘all, the hype has been intense so I‘m going in with high expectations...

j9brown I think I got a *little* swept up in the hype. I really did enjoy it, though. 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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1. Daisy Jones & The Six
2. 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. 😬😱😒

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love it. Marianne in particular was an interesting character and I enjoyed the examinations of miscommunication and how that can impact our relationships, but I didn‘t enjoy the story overall. I also get annoyed at attempts to Americanize books written in English from other countries. It went from “soccer” to “football” in the same paragraph. Publishers, please stop doing this. Just leave the original text. #BotM

lele1432 That's a good critique! 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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1. I remember them often and then quickly forget. I should keep a dream journal, my therapist would love that! 🛌
2. Ooo great question. Probably a unicorn. Named Glisten. 🦄
3. Another good one. Hermione Granger. 🧙🏻‍♀️
4. Hogwarts 🏰
5. 🧚🏻‍♀️

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Great answers! 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💜 1mo
j9brown Have you watched Unicorn Store on Netflix? It was really cute! 1mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown Oh I hadn‘t even heard of it! I‘m so out of the Netflix loop haha. 1mo
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New Orleans Sketches | William Faulkner
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Excellent collection of early Faulkner. He was a brilliant writer but I had to deduct a full star on Goodreads because of the excessive racism in a couple of the stories. Yikes.

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Golden Child | Claire Adam
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Mehso-so

The story was executed very well and I liked her style, I just didn‘t connect to it at all. Without giving too much away, the story was bleak to the extent that I didn‘t enjoy it or understand the statement it was trying to make. However, I did like it enough to be interested in future works of hers.

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Golden Child | Claire Adam
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1. Tagged!
2. The stage adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. It‘s the only adaptation better than the book. Seriously.
3. Goodreads. There‘s so much other mess going on on Instagram it‘s easy to get distracted. Plus Goodreads with the great giveaways.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Golden Child | Claire Adam
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1. There are things about the ‘90s I miss but I wouldn‘t want to bring back the hardships and oppression of past eras.
2. Any kind of paper. I read my Kindle very rarely and I can‘t do audio at all. Puts me to sleep.
3. Younger, 35 in September!
4. Nope.
5. 👍🏼

#friyayintro @howjessreads

Megabooks 1. Very true! 2mo
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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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This was a slow burn, which is weird because we jump time periods, but it‘s masterful. The characters are nuanced and fascinating and while some twists I saw coming it didn‘t diminish my enjoyment because of the pace of the narrative. I didn‘t realize how much it hit me until it was done. Bravo. #ARC

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The Mother-in-Law | Sally Hepworth
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kstadt929 Yay! Thanks for the update! 🤩 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 2mo
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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March wrap-up! Lotsa ARCs and new releases in March. #marchwrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 📖💖 2mo
megandemartini what did you think of early riser ? i struggled with it but forced myself to finish. 2mo
KatieDid927 @megandemartini It was my first Fforde and I loved it. It is dense so it took me a little longer than usual to get into it. 2mo
megandemartini @KatieDid927 yes definitely a slow read at first but the world building is strong 2mo
KatieDid927 @megandemartini Yes, that‘s one of the big things I liked about it. 2mo
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Excellent courtroom drama, but one that‘s been pretty over hyped. It didn‘t live up to the hype for me. I figured out the end game pretty early on, so I liked it but didn‘t love it. Also, I get the name change but I personally think Miracle Submarine was a better title. 🤷🏻‍♀️ #ARC

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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Excellent story! It‘s denser than I thought it would be but the characters are vibrant and I was so invested in the story. Plus I loved the world we were in. Special thanks to @j9brown for the rec and loan! 🤗

j9brown ❤️❤️❤️ Glad you enjoyed it! 2mo
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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1. Literary fiction, fantasy
2. Kurt Vonnegut
3. Hmm, it varies but There There by Tommy Orange is incredible.
4. Romance 🙅🏻‍♀️
5. Done!

#HelloThursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 2mo
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The Wisdom of Wonder Woman | Signe Bergstrom
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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The most important thing for me when judging thrillers is if they surprised me, and this one definitely did. I didn‘t always like the characters and the Greek mythology references were waaay too heavy-handed but I loved the psychotherapy aspect and that I had no idea what was coming, so for me it lived up to the hype.

j9brown It sounded kinda interesting when it was a BoTM pic but I wasn't buying the hype for some reason. So many patient/therapist thrillers out there, I just thought 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
KatieDid927 @j9brown If you‘re not interested I get it, but like I said my main thing is did it surprise me and did the mystery keep me invested and it did both of those things. Haven‘t added it to your stack as it‘s already quite large haha but I can if you want! 2mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 Nah, but thanks! I'll hit you up if I get a bug to read it later on but my TBR stack is big enough right now haha! I think I was more intrigued by that cover than anything, it sure stands out. I've been noticing it all over the place! 2mo
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The Book Barn | Niantic, CT (Bookstore)
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Book Barn 😍

mcipher I almost stopped over there after yoga today - it‘s so close!! 2mo
Amiable Love that place! 🥰 2mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Omg thank you so so much @jlondon1963 !!! My box is so amazingly magical! I love it! And special thanks to @Endowarrior21 for hosting such a fun swap! #springathogwartsswap #sahs

EastWind76 Oh, what a fun box!! 2mo
hermyknee Aaahhh is it opening day for you guys?! I must follow the hashtag, I love seeing Swap openings! What a great box!!! ♥️ 2mo
bullbunny Woah nice!!! Love the funko and what is that next to the socks? 2mo
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KatieDid927 @bullbunny On the left super cute tiny stickers and on the right magnetic page holders 🤗 2mo
bullbunny @KatieDid927 oh I see it now! 2mo
j9brown Wow very nice! Those candies are super cute! 2mo
jlondon1963 So glad you liked your box🥳 2mo
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It‘s always nice when a book exceeds my expectations. A story about a soccer league in Beverly Hills doesn‘t seem like it could be that compelling but the author created a novel that was funny, poignant and relatable. Appearances aren‘t always what they seem. #ARC

(won in a Goodreads giveaway)