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Kaylamburson

Kaylamburson

Joined May 2016

Reader, Writer, Thinker, Creator. Sales Manager at Workman Publishing.
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Congrats on this amazing milestone, @Librarybelle !! Such an accomplishment! 🥳📚📚💜

I've heard the tagged book is amazing and inspiring as it's about a high-powered woman climbing the corporate ladder. Definitely high on my TBR list! #200kGiveaway

Librarybelle Thank you! Great choice! 1d
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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I just started this #LMPBC book, and since I was just looking up this old Spongebob clip after seeing a cosplay of this scene, I am now imagining this as the Gramma mentioned in the text, haha. Definitely helping me to not be so afraid of what's going to happen, lol.

@Stacypatrice @Hestapleton @jb72

Hestapleton Hahaha that‘s amazing! 5d
jb72 LOL good one! 5d
Rhugen Read the book it‘s so good. Hope you enjoy it 4d
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No idea who these characters are, but I got a photo with them at the International Literacy Association Conference #ILA2019 in New Orleans this week. Anyone have any clue? They were next to a business called I-Ready.

Stacypatrice So cute!! 5d
ImperfectCJ Looks like i-Ready is a reading program and these are two of the characters that guide students through their reading adventures. And now I've learned something new. :-) https://edtechdigest.com/2017/11/16/cool-tool-new-i-ready-lessons/ 5d
Kaylamburson Oh, awesome! I apparently failed at googling because I couldn't find this page when I looked 🤣. Thanks, @ImperfectCJ !! 5d
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ImperfectCJ I googled "Snargg" from the one guy's name tag, and even then it took a bit of digging. I think it's a fairly specialized thing. And maybe it popped up closer to the top of my results because of my search history. The mysterious Google algorithm... 5d
Kaylamburson Thanks, Detective @ImperfectCJ. You cracked the case! 5d
ImperfectCJ Something for my resume. 😆 5d
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Watched this YA movie adaptation on the plane this week! It was definitely cute and pretty similar to the book, but I definitely didn't like it as much as the book. Natasha wasn't as likeable on the screen, but still glad I saw it.
I also watched Booksmart which was hilarious and so much fun!

MommyOfTwo I need to watch that yet 5d
Kaylamburson It was a good plane movie! @MommyOfTwo 5d
PerksOfBeingABookworm I love Booksmart! So, so good. 5d
Kaylamburson Yes!! Loved that friendship in there! @PerksOfBeingABookworm 5d
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Week 1 check in for #BFCr4! @wanderinglynn @MaleficentBookDragon @Blaire @LauraBeth
Did better than I thought even with my work trip to NOLA this week. I read one full book--The Jumbies, drank the 7 tumblers in the office Mon/Tues. I went to bed by 11:15 4/5 nights, and one full workout and so much walking at the conference equaling over 60 minutes a day. Plus, took a lunch break with my BF monday and a full hour at the chiropractor Tuesday!

Blaire Awesome start to bfcr4!!! Way to get all those walking minutes in! 5d
Kaylamburson Thanks so much, @blaire!!! 5d
TheAromaofBooks Great work!! 5d
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LauraBeth Amazing kick-off to the challenge! Way to go! Have a great week this week 😺 5d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great first week! 5d
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The Jumbies is the perfect MG October read! Based on Carribean folklore, jumbies are types of malevolent creatures that come out at night to kill humans. There's a war going on between jumbies and humans, and although this is a creepy read, it's also a story of friendship, family, acceptance, and love. There's lots of action, so perfect for reluctant readers.

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Announcing my goals to make me accountable for @wanderinglynn 's book fitness challenge #BFCr4. I know this first week I'll have to modify my goals as I'll be on a business trip so lunch, water, sleep, and workout won't be happening, but I want to succeed the other 5 weeks!
Looking forward to cheering on my team! Good luck, @Blaire @LauraBeth @MaleficentBookDragon. I can't wait to hear your goals and work toward them together!!

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2w
Kaylamburson Thanks, @wanderinglynn ! And thanks for organizing!! 2w
LauraBeth Those are excellent goals! I‘ll be over here cheering you on! 2w
Blaire Wonderful goals! Happy to see you also have a water goal! It will motivate me to meet mine. 2w
Kaylamburson Thanks, @LauraBeth and @Blaire !! Yes, we can work on the water goal together. I actually now have two tumblers on my desk that I fill up every morning so if it's a busy day and no time to fill up, I have extra water! 2w
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Awwww!!! @TheBookHippie and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you guys are the absolute best and sweetest hosts of #LitsyLove. Thank you soooooo much for my birthday present!! I can't decide if I should open it now or have self-control and wait until my actual birthday. Thank you soooooo much!!! ❤❤❤❤❤

AmyG 💕🎂🎁 2w
TheBookHippie ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
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Five Feet Apart (Media Tie-In) | Rachael Lippincott
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Sobbing! I watched this movie on a plane a couple months ago and decided I had to read it. It's pretty much identical to the movie, dialogue and all, but it's such a sweet and heartbreaking romance. You want nothing more than their happiness, but it outlines the sad truth of living with a disease like cystic fibrosis.

KarenUK My husband has CF, and although I don‘t usually go for much YA, I have this on my TBR.... just not sure if it will be too upsetting for me.... 2w
Kaylamburson I completely understand that. It's always hard to know what will be triggering to someone else, and there are lots of sad and difficult moments. But without giving too much away, there's also hope and characters coming to terms with their situations and figuring out the best way to move forward. @KarenUK 2w
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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Thanks, @Hestapleton for sending along Hex for the last read of #LMPBC!! The four months went by so quickly!! @jb72 @Stacypatrice

And thank you soooooo much to @Lovesbooks87 for my first birthday card!!! You're so sweet and the stickers were such a nice happy surprise! Great kickoff to my birthday month!

jb72 @Kaylamburson @Hestapleton @Stacypatrice I am just a few days behind, but I will get the book in the mail this weekend. I‘m having so much fun! 2w
Hestapleton It‘s such a good book to end on! 2w
Kaylamburson I'm excited for it! Although, I have a feeling this will be the scariest of all of them. Feeling nervous, haha! @Hestapleton 2w
Hestapleton @Kaylamburson oh definitely read it in the daytime. I love horror but I slept with the lights on after this one. 2w
Kaylamburson Ahhh, now I'm even more worried. Brother was the scariest book I've read this far, so it seems the order of books for me went from tamest to most intense! @Hestapleton 2w
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The Scapegracers | Hannah Abigail Clarke
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There was a cover reveal for this amazing high school lesbian witch book today, and I'm completely in love! An amazing tattoo artist as the cover artist, and such a fun start to a new series.

Who knew that balancing human interaction with supernatural peril could be so complicated?
https://www.tor.com/2019/10/02/check-out-the-cover-for-hannah-abigail-clarkes-th...
#recommendsday

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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Frederick Backman writes an open letter to his baby son with various chapters and vignettes, and it's heartfelt and quite funny. It's so relatable, even as someone who doesn't have children yet, but I can see the parallels with my own childhood and watching my sister and brother-in-law raise a daughter. It also shows that so many parents feel the same anxieties, regardless of which country they're from, making this book universal.

marleed I loved this book so much that I wanted to purchase extra copies while it‘s still in hardback so I could give them as future gifts! 2w
Kaylamburson Yes, they would be such great first-time parent gifts! Great idea, @marleed ! 2w
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Super cute! And the first family "scandals" in this book are much preferable to the ones we have in real life, Haha. Perfect combination of a royal romance with a US-based story. Cute romance and strong friendships that anyone would love to have.

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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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Fast-paced, f*cked-up, fantastic!! Thanks for picking such a winner @Hestapleton for our #LMPBC. I was terrified to read it, hence why I used a cheery bookmark and only read it on planes and trains with lots of people around 🤣, but I loved it. Details and character development are revealed at the perfect moments throughout the novel to make the biggest impact.
@jb72 I'll get this in the mail to you on Monday!!

Stacypatrice So messed up in the best way a book lover can enjoy isn‘t it? I don‘t know how to describe it except I want to read more of the author‘s work! 3w
jb72 I‘ve only read one of her books, but I really liked it. 3w
Kaylamburson Yes, for sure!! So many unexpected moments.@stacypatrice Can't wait for you to read it, @jb72 3w
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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I just don't think I understood this one. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but since this was based in reality and was from C. Kepnes, I figured I'd still love it. I have never read any HP Lovecraft, so I felt I was missing key analogies, and I just don't know what happened at the end. I like the idea of the all-encompassing romance, and Eggs was well-developed as a character. Kepnes writing is also amazing. I just personally didn't connect with it.

MrBook Great review, as always. 😊 4w
Kaylamburson Thanks, @MrBook !! Hope you're well! I cant believe how many months it has been since BEA! 3w
MrBook @Kaylamburson Time does indeed fly by. I‘m doing well, thank you! Readjusting to the bachelor‘s life, lol. We should hang out before BEA. A bunch of us, if possible. Maybe a Holiday Season get-together. 3w
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Kaylamburson I'm glad to hear you're adjusting!! We should definitely all get together. A pre-holiday get together would be lovely! With a book or bookish swap or something. @MrBook 3w
MrBook Indubitably! 3w
Kaylamburson Good word of the day! @MrBook 3w
MrBook 😆🙌🏻🍻 3w
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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Trying to get through the Providence audiobook before it expires in three days, so doing a puzzle! (Not as riveting as YOU or HIDDEN BODIES yet). I've been thinking about doing one for a while, but I was worried about where to put it in between puzzling. Hopefully this cookie sheet works!

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I loved the humor in Evvie Drake. There were so many laugh-out-loud lines that the essence of this book reminded me a bit of Eleanor Oliphant. The story slowed down a few times, but I was always rooting for the romance and the characters' success. The sweetness of the story pushed me to the end. It's a feel-good read, even though it touches on some more difficult subjects, and it was the perfect close-out to summer reading.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Great review!!! Stacking! 4w
BittersweetBooks Can‘t wait to start this one as soon as I get that notification from the library 😉 4w
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So excited for the #LitsyLove Swap!! Helping out @SamanthaMarie by filling this one out!

1) Yes 😊 I even added a bunch of titles yesterday.
2) Bookmarks, my book sleeve (so books don't get bent in my bag), a book light
3) Love candles! Fancy pens in fun colors, bath bombs, stickers for #LitsyLove mail!
4) I love so many candies. Just no nuts or coffee flavors. Milk chocolate is preferred, & love it w/ caramel or coconut. All fruity gummy candy!

SamanthaMarie Yay!!! So fun. I definitely saw that you do NOT like nuts or coffee hahaha!! Easy to stay away from those. :) looking forward to our swap! 1mo
Kaylamburson So excited for it!! This will be so fun!! 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi Kayla! How are you? Not sure if you received my mail? Might have gotten lost😭 gahhhhh looks like our mails aren't fated to reach each other! 😢😭 4w
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Kaylamburson Ohhhh, no!!! How long ago did you send it? I'll double check the mail area tomorrow when I'm back home. Is it a letter or package? So sweet of you to send me something 💜💜 @Jee_HookedOnBookz 4w
Jee_HookedOnBookz A letter and it was very looooong ago can't recall 2/3 months? I didn't wanna ask you about it coz I didn't wanna sound like I wanna rush you for a reply but not hearing from you didn't feel right so I decided to check. Looks like I'm right😭 4w
Kaylamburson Ahhh, sorry! I definitely got that letter and your nice stickers and such! Thank you!! I am pretty sure we had mailed our stuff at the same time and they crossed paths in the mail, and then I had assumed my package would arrive. And then it never did, and well here we are, haha. I do promise to respond! @Jee_HookedOnBookz 4w
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This was the perfect end to summer read. It's a mix between Miss Congeniality, The Parent Trap, and The Princess Diaries, and it's so cute! When Charlotte's twin sister can't compete in her lifelong dream pageant because of an allergic reaction, she reluctantly agrees to take the stage in her place. It's all about finding your confidence and coming into your own. And the adorable romance helps, too!

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Just finished this audiobook this morning. Admittedly I tuned in and out of it and didn't feel the need to back up when I missed parts, but it definitely makes you think about a few things, including the future of AI. The work chapter was most fascinating to me--which jobs can and will be automated (doctors before nurses before musicians). The creative fields your parents told you to shy away from are actually the safe ones in the future...

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The rest of my boxes finally came and my booth is completely set-up! Thank you so much for all your support while I stressed. Phew! Hopefully I get some shoppers now!
@sammisho @TheSpineView @Alfoster

Alfoster Yay! Looks great👏👏👏👏👏 2mo
TheSpineView Looking good!🤩 2mo
aprilpohren Looks amazing!! 2mo
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sammisho Yaaay! Looks great! 2mo
LauraBeth Looks great! 2mo
saresmoore Woohoo! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
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Well my missing boxes for my show still haven't delivered, so passing time by doing projects from our books. Here's a glittery tree from the forthcoming Paint by Sticker Kids Christmas book! It was actually quite the stress reliever. And glitter stickers make me happy, haha.

TheSpineView Sorry your boxes are still missing! I love glitter stickers too!😍 2mo
Kaylamburson Thank you, @TheSpineView ! It says out for delivery now. Fingers crossed. And glitter stickers are just the best! 2mo
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Slade House | David Mitchell
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Well, I'm in Reno for a convention and 3/4 of my boxes for my booth didn't show up 😭. I'm trying to let it go, and just enjoy the sun, pool, and my #LMPBC read Slade House. Stress can wait until the show starts tomorrow... or at least that's what I keep telling myself.

Alfoster Oh dang! That‘s gotta be hard! But hopefully you will rock this thing!👍 2mo
Kaylamburson Thanks so much for the support, @Alfoster !! You're wonderful. 2mo
Alfoster I used to go to conventions with my mentor teacher when she published packets for AP English teachers. One summer we discovered that all the packets she‘d mailed there were in the dumpster!😳 We literally climbed in the dumpster the night before to retrieve as many as we could and run to Kinkos to make copies before morning. So I get the frustration and pulling for you!👊 2mo
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Kaylamburson Ohhh nooo!! How did that even happen?? But I'm glad you were able to solve it! Hopefully I'll be fully set-up tomorrow before end of day so I'll at least have a full booth Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you!! 💜 @Alfoster 2mo
Alfoster Let us know how it goes!👏👏👏 2mo
sammisho My friend designs cakes and goes to conventions to teach other designers. One time none of her boxes of supplies made it to the hotel and the night before she was running though wal mart improvising everything! Apparently, this is a common happening! Enjoy your relaxation! 2mo
Kaylamburson Ugh, that sounds so stressful. Luckily I don't have to be prepared for any demonstrations, ha! Thanks for the support, @sammisho !! 2mo
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I finished this on audio earlier this week, and cruised thru the story rather quickly, but it didn't leave an impression. It's only been a few days & I'm struggling to remember the details. It's very much a slasher with no character development. I cringed when people were murdered but more because of the gory details, not because I cared. It was also jarring to mostly follow the MC, but change perspectives to the victims during attacks.

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How to Raise a Reader | Pamela Paul, Maria Russo
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Went to the launch of Hullabaloo Book Co this week, in partnership with How to Raise a Reader, and they gave me a gorgeous tote bag, some wine, yummy chocolate, and a gift card to their website so I can buy a gift! It was so much fun, and I'm hoping their business does well. They hand-select picture books based on amazing attributes like "strong spirits" or "big feels" & they come ready for gifting in a sturdy tote or kids' backpack.

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Brother | Ania Ahlborn
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Thank you so much for the extra goodies in my #LMPBC package, @Stacypatrice !! So sweet of you, and with Fall on the horizon I'll be climbing into those aloe socks in no time! Can't wait to get started!! I have a long flight today, so hoping to get through most of Slade House!

@jb72 @Hestapleton

Stacypatrice Yay - glad your package arrived safe 💌💛 2mo
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Officially completed my 2019 Goodreads reading challenge with 4.5 months to go! 📖📚🔖 Feeling accomplished! 🤓

GenreMinxReviews Congrats!! 🎉🎊 🍾 2mo
Sarz Great work! 💃🕺 2mo
MrBook Awww, heck yeeeaahh!!! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳🥳 🕺 2mo
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Megabooks 🙌🏻🙌🏻🥳🥳💕💕🎉🎉📚🎧 2mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 2mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations🎉🎊 📚📖 2mo
Hooked_on_books Woo-hoo! 🎉🎉 2mo
rmaclean4 🎉🎉🎉📖🎉🎉🎉 2mo
Simona Congrats❣️🍾🥂👍 2mo
irre 🎉🎉🎊🎊 2mo
jb72 Wow that‘s awesome! 🎊🎉🎁🎈📚 I‘m a few away from goal which I hope to read this month. 2mo
Bookzombie Congratulations!! 2mo
Kaylamburson I hope you crush your goal soon, @jb72!!! 2mo
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Ugly Love: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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This is my second Colleen Hoover book and it's just as full of emotion, 3-dimensional characters, and dynamic dialogue as the last. I stayed up way too late listening to this audiobook and both character perspectives were just as enthralling. I laughed out loud, sobbed, smiled, and lived vicariously through these characters. It's sexy but devastating, and I feel like I was part of the relationships in this story. Hoover is a master of this genre.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This memoir was amazing on audio. It truly feels like you're just sitting with Michelle at home whole she tells you about her life from early days, through her schooling and career, her time as a first lady, and after it's all behind her and Barack. She's so likeable, and I enjoyed hearing the inside moments of what it's like living in the White House with all that security and how hard it is to even go to the store yourself. Highly recommend!

Riveted_Reader_Melissa The best part about this on audiobook. 2mo
Nute Yes!!! 2mo
marleed My favorite audiobook is a memoir read by author. I own this book but I read and listened simultaneously. It was great! 2mo
EmilyM I loved listening to this! I would listen to her narrate anything! 2mo
Bklover Loved it! 2mo
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I can't even believe the craziness surrounding this "religion". I was horrified and fascinated by Jenna's memoir about her experience in scientology and as the niece of the current leader. How do they get away with all the forced child labor and separation from their parents? After finishing it last night I found Remini's interviews about her experiences and went down a wormhole about the whereabouts of Shelly Miscavige. I want to read more!

Kaylamburson Thanks, @Megabooks ! Just stacked it. 2mo
jb72 It is scary. I used to live near Clearwater Florida where they have a big head quarters. The windows are blacked out or there‘s plastic hanging on the inside. They walk around like zombies. There is a guard posted at one of the delivery entrances. 2mo
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Kaylamburson Wow, I cant even imagine. Were you ever approached to join living there? @jb72 2mo
jb72 @Kaylamburson Thankfully no. But I‘m not exactly their wholesome type. 2mo
Kaylamburson So interesting. Some girl in NYC stopped me and I dont think it was for scientology but some other cult about Mother Mary. I was freaked out by it @jb72 2mo
jb72 @Kaylamburson it‘s such an odd location for the cult. I mean It‘s near the beach and that area is always crowded. It‘s like party time during parts of the year. One rumor is there‘s some sort of weird machine in one of the buildings that does who knows what. Plus Hubbard‘s sperm is supposed to be housed there too. 2mo
Kaylamburson Eww lol. I'm sure there are many secret crazy things there. The whole thing is crazy. @jb72 2mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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Just got these beauties in the mail this weekend after winning a thriller ARC sweepstakes by @bookbrag! So excited to dive in!

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I visited a BAM! for the first time yesterday (there aren't any in the northeast where I grew up), and they had a buy 2 get 1 free deal! This is my haul! Which should i read first??

LibrarianRyan Bride test. 2mo
Hestapleton I loved Bride Test! 2mo
brit91 My favorite place and my happy place! I haven't read any of those so I can't help you and say which one lol but they all sound good the bride test sounds like my kind of book. Happy reading!!🙂📚📚📚 2mo
Kaylamburson I did love The Kiss Quotient, so I'm super excited for The Bride Test! Thanks all! @LibrarianRyan @Hestapleton @brit91 2mo
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This is an amazing coming of age novel as Brie learns who she is and how to be herself when she was taught from a young age that her feelings are wrong. It's more than a coming out story for Brie, and I like that it wasn't an easy time for her after she did come out as that's rarely the reality. Another powerful MG novel from the talented Nicole Melleby!

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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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First, I'm dying to read this book!

Second, thanks for the tag on this fun game, @Hestapleton
Never Have I Ever...
1) read Pride & Prejudice 👫🏻
2) dove into a pool 🏊🏼‍♀️
3) highlighted or dyed my hair 💇🏻‍♀️
4) gotten over a 200 while bowling 🎳
@DebbieGrillo @MinDea

Tagging @MrBook @jb72 @swishandflick

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Hestapleton 🍷🍷 Girl I can‘t even get a 200 in Wii Bowling 😂 3mo
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jb72 @Hestapleton 😂 yeah me either. I need the kid bowling ball to even attempt to bowl. 3mo
JackOBotts 🍺🍺🍺 3mo
Hestapleton @jb72 gutter guards ALL DAY 3mo
Kaylamburson Bahaha, I feel like I've never actually beat 150, but couldn't say for certain. I often struggle to hit 100 😂 @Hestapleton @jb72 3mo
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Confessions of a Shopaholic | Sophie Kinsella
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I was a bit of a shopaholic this weekend (and I never am!) Not only did I buy new clothes for a wedding next weekend, but I got some great bookish items that I know Littens will appreciate! A letter box for all the #LitsyLove and #JB mail I've been getting, more candles from Waxspurts, some fancy pens, and this adorable stationery portfolio with a clipboard and lined paper inside. Can't wait to use it at a big meeting I have coming up on Tuesday!

tracey38 Love it! 3mo
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I just finished reading an advanced copy of Kate Klise's new MG chapter book, and it's adorable! It brought me right back to my 5th grade class when our librarian read us REGARDING THE FOUNTAIN, and we all found it hysterical. There's even more fun puns in her new book which with kick off The Appleton Files series. I cannot wait to see Sarah Klise's illustrations as I know it will bring the whole book together when it pubs spring 2020.

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Kaylamburson You'll love it @MrBook! This one also takes place in a school but the Librarian is a main focus! Ivana Beprawpa (the president of the school board and owner of Beprawpa Attire) doesn't like the new libararian, Rita B Danjerous', books as they are causing kids to stay up past their bedtime reading... 3mo
MrBook Interestiiinnng... 2mo
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The Fortress | S A. JONES
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I have so many thoughts rolling through my head about our society, this dystopian society, and the balance of right and wrong and what makes it one or the other. This is essentially like an inverse Handmaid's Tale where men are sent to The Fortress as punishment or to submit to the lives of The Vaik. Men can't ask questions, must obey all Vaik, and can't refuse sex. I definitely think this will provoke lots of conversations upon pub in 2020.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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The audiobook finally came off hold at the library after almost 8 months, yay! I'm loving it already one chapter in.

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Starting out I wasn't sure if I was going to be on board with this enemies to lovers story, but it was so funny and adorable. You learn more about the main characters' quirks and personalities early on so you don't hate the idea of them together for long. I also liked how this was all from one perspective (Olive's), but you still learn Ethan's truth, too, without the need to wait for his chapters to come around.

Such an enjoyable beach read!

Kaylamburson Thank you so much @Jas16 for surprising me with this book!! Absolutely adored it!! You're so sweet! #LitsyLove 3mo
Kaylamburson Whoops this was actually a #JB surprise!! Either way, big thank you @jas16!!! 3mo
Jas16 I am so glad that you liked it! 3mo
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Opposite of Always | Justin Reynolds
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I rarely bail on books, and maybe it's just not the right time for this book for me personally, but it's so mediocre and boring. I just got to the first time travel moment, and it didn't add anything for me. I think I'm letting this one go.

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The Party | Robyn Harding
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There seems to be a lot of mediocre reviews for this one, but I was entertained! It feels a lot like a Liane Moriarty novel where it revolves around one dramatic event and you're waiting for the truth of the events to unfold. I was a bit thrown by the ending, but it wasn't bad, just surprising.

If you like a mindless read with scandal, this is perfect for you!

BittersweetBooks Completely agree with your comparison to Laine Moriarty, I enjoyed it too!! 3mo
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Thirteen | Steve Cavanagh
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Macmillan just reached out to me and I won't their Summer Thrillers Sweepstakes!! These two galleys are on their way to me, and I couldn't be more excited :). I feel like I have had a lot of great karma coming back to me lately.

Also, this is my first post using Litsy web, and it's pretty cool! More cropping options, you can easily see on every notification if you already follow that person or not, and you can even see trending books on the side!

julesG Very interesting post. 😂😂😂😉 3mo
Kaylamburson Bahaha I was attempting to use Litsy web for the first time and it somehow posted before I finished. It's fixed now so you can see what I was actually doing 🤣😂 @julesG 3mo
julesG We've all been there! 😉 Congrats! 3mo
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Kaylamburson Haha, thanks so much!!! @julesG 3mo
Kaylamburson Thank you, @bookbrag for this opportunity!!!! 3mo
Crazeedi Congrats!! 3mo
Kaylamburson Thank you so much, @Crazeedi !!! 3mo
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I'm still behind, but caught up on about half of my #LitsyLove and #JB replies tonight while doing something completely unbookish related--watching The Bachelorette and listening to podcast recaps if the episode, haha.

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Kaylamburson
Meet Cute | Helena Hunting
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"Sometimes the darkest tragedies bring us the brightest lights."
Ahh, just finished Meet Cute, and I loved it so much! Listened to the whole thing in less than 24 hours and it's so adorable and sweet. This was the perfect rom-com after a really dark thriller. That ending was just ?????.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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I can't wait to hear what the rest of #LMPBC #GroupS thinks of this one. It's probably one of the craziest thrillers I've read with many cringeworthy & creepy moments. My mind has been trying to process it all since I finished it early Friday morning. I guessed some twists, but not all. It certainly fits in with our theme as this is the most horror-like thriller that I've read. I'll send this over to Hannah soon!! @Hestapleton @jb72 @Stacypatrice

jb72 Cool 😎 that‘ll be an interesting one to read for sure. 3mo
Jemgirl2014 Loved this one! 3mo
Bklover I just listened to the audio and I loved this book!!! 3mo
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Stacypatrice I‘m so excited!!! 3mo
Kaylamburson Yay, this will be fun!! @Stacypatrice @jb72 3mo
Kaylamburson Right? It was so good and intense! @Jemgirl2014 @Bklover 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @Kaylamburson I know! I hope they make it into a movie! 3mo
Kaylamburson That would be such a great movie!! @Jemgirl2014 3mo
Jemgirl2014 @Kaylamburson Totally agree! 3mo
Hestapleton @kaylamburson let me know when you send it! Sometimes packages come to my door and sometimes they go to the front office and I have no idea why lol 3mo
Kaylamburson I actually literally just sent it this morning! Was in the middle of posting and got distracted. Anyway it says it should arrive Saturday, August 3! 3mo
Kaylamburson Whoops forgot to tag you @Hestapleton 3mo
Hestapleton @Kaylamburson awesome thanks!! 3mo
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Meet Cute | Helena Hunting
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I've been listening to this one while trying out a new recipe today--Cauliflower Parm! Only set the fire alarm off four times 🤣😂. Anyway, so far the Aunt Flo section has had me cracking up the most in this book!

BennettBookworm Haha so relatable 🔥🔥🔥 3mo
Kaylamburson Lol! My biggest problem is NYC apartments are so small, it's impossible for the fire alarm to be the required six feet away from the oven, so it goes off whenever I have it on for longer than 30 minutes 😭 @BennettBookworm 3mo
Bklover 🤣🤣 3mo
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BennettBookworm Omg yesss story of my life 3mo
Kaylamburson I'm so glad someone relates lol. My new roommate just moved in and I'm afraid she thinks I'm the world's worst cook lol. I would open it so fast, throw the pan on the stove, then run to fan the fire alarm in hopes that I could get to it before it went off 🤣😂 @BennettBookworm 3mo
BennettBookworm No haha tell her “welcome to NY” and then play the same TSwift song haha 3mo
Kaylamburson Hahaha 🤣😂🤣 that's so great @BennettBookworm 3mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Thank you so much, @Jas16 for my #JB surprise!! I'm so excited to read this book and have been thinking about buying it, and this was the best way to come home from my vacation that was unfortunately shortened by Hurrican Barry. You're so sweet and made my day!!

Jas16 Sounds like it arrived at the perfect time. I hope you enjoy it! 3mo
Kaylamburson It really did!! Thank you, Jennifer! @Jas16 3mo
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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Starting my #LMPBC book tonight and putting notes and highlights in turquoise! It's already off to an intriguing start, so can't wait to see where it goes! @Hestapleton @jb72 @Stacypatrice

Bookwormjillk Great cover! 3mo
Kaylamburson It is!! Perfectly creepy. @Bookwormjillk 3mo
JoScho I started this one last night and I am hooked. 3mo
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Kaylamburson Yes! I had to force myself to put it down and go to bed. @JoScho 3mo
JoScho I finished it today! 3mo
Kaylamburson Ohh!! I'm like 3/4 through and I can't figure out where it's going. So intense so far! @JoScho 3mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Not much happens in this book, yet I was so invested from the beginning. I'm usually not one to pick character-driven novels as my favorites, but I really enjoyed every scene. It reminded me a lot of Celeste Ng's writing style, so if you love her books, you'll love Rooney's Normal People. This is our work bookclub pick, so I'm excited to discuss it with the team as there's a lot to unpack, and I'm not sure what it all means yet.

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Starting a new book tonight! I've heard a lot of good things!!

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