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Kelican17

Kelican17

Joined May 2016

Teacher, book enthusiast, lover of weird animals, professional napper.
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I'll Be Your Blue Sky: A Novel by Marisa de los Santos
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Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St Clair
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Cat Napping: A Cat's Guide to Slowing Down | David Cuschieri, Heidi Cuschieri
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A good day for a snooze.

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Pickpick

Eleanor made me roll my eyes and shake my head. She made me cringe. She made my heart ache for her.

The world needs more Raymonds.

What an unexpectedly good read.

💚

Cathythoughts Fab book 👍❤️ 2d
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City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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Mehso-so

I liked parts of the book. 🙂 I didn‘t like parts of the book. 🙁 I thought some parts were pointless, or off track (?). 🙄Some of it was funny.😂 Some of it was difficult subject matter.😬🥶 I would love a book about Lev, Kolya, and Vika‘s lives after the war. 😍 That would be something to read. 👏🏻🤓📚

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Pickpick

💚🧙‍♀️💚 Fairy tales. Twists and turns. Sword fights. Demons and Spirits. This audiobook had me sitting in my car wondering “how late can I walk into work and not be noticed.” I kind of can‘t wait to read/listen to book three.

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Pickpick

I loved it. This is my kind of book. Also- when I grownup I want to be a witch and live in the woods. 🐻 🐦 🧙‍♀️🌳🌲

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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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Bailedbailed

I tried. 🤷🏻‍♀️. I need more to happen, and happen faster. The narrator was also difficult for me to follow, i kept zoning out when I would try to listen

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Pickpick

Movie > book 🦕 🦖

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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Pickpick

It started a little slow, but it had a really good ending. Onto the mini series…

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Defending Jacob: A Novel | William Landay
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Pickpick

👍🏻

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Pickpick

I think this is the 2nd book i have been able to finish since COVID hit. This year has been more difficult that I thought! I enjoyed it. Very interesting overall, but my favorite section was about Legacy. Feuds in Kentucky, plane crashes, and middle schoolers...

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Great Catsby | Kathi Daley
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@4thhouseontheleft For Maya... this is Etta May. She likes to lay like this and watch the world around her!! 😂 Feel better soon! 💚

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Pickpick

Amazingly, this is the first book i have finished since everything shut down and I have been at home. It was a good story, easy read, happy ending, and rumor has it that Tom Hanks will be starring in the movie at some point.

Smrloomis I loved this so much. I would definitely see a movie based on it! 2y
SaturnDoo 😥 I started this back in July and couldn't get in to it. Maybe I should try it again. 2y
Kelican17 @Smrloomis me too! 🙂 2y
Kelican17 @SaturnDoo it took me a few chapters to get into it. I did not have high hopes for the book when I started it. 2y
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Toil & Trouble: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Panpan

Basically he talked about his adventures in house hunting, home ownership, and made fun of (admittedly zany) characters he met along the way. Every once in awhile he **just knew** something was going to happen. Bleh.

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The Map of Salt and Stars: A Novel | Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar
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I appreciated the parallel storylines and the happy endings for both. 💚💚While it felt like I couldn‘t put this book down it took me forever to get through it!!🤷🏻‍♀️

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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Mehso-so

Cool premise. But it became predictable.

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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The next person who gets on my nerves...

Louise This is such a fun, clever book! 2y
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Mehso-so

It was just ok. 🤷🏻‍♀️ I really have no feelings about this book.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I couldn‘t get into it at all... 2y
Kelican17 I‘m so glad I‘m not the only one!!!!!! 2y
Booklover2 I can‘t finish it 2y
Kelican17 @Booklover2 Don‘t worry. Nothing happens. 🙄 2y
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Mehso-so

I loved the character of Count Rostov. I would have loved a whole book focused more on the main character. But the chapters with lots of references to Russian history started to make my eyes glaze over. The Count is lovely and sweet and I was impressed with how he “mastered his circumstances” many times over the years. He is someone I would have liked to have known. 💚

TheBookHippie I loved the count ❤️ 2y
BookishMe @TheBookHippie me too! And his friendship with the chef and concierge - GOLD! 2y
TheBookHippie @BookishMe one of my favorite books of all time ! I love Russian literature and history ❤️📖 2y
BookishMe @TheBookHippie actually this may be the only book I have read, that includes Russian history. What other titles have you enjoyed? 2y
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That‘s not right... right?? 🤔

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I was hesitant to start this book (I bought it a few months ago) but i was up very late every night reading to see what happened next. Followed by many snooze buttons in the morning. 👍🏻👍🏻😴

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I enjoyed this book! Usually i lose interest in memoirs after i have read about 2/3 of the book. But this one kept my interest all the way through. He has lead an interesting life and he talking about many different topics, which helped to keep my attention!

umbrellagirl Foreword by Dwight Schrute 🤣 2y
Kelican17 @umbrellagirl i know, right?! 😁😁😁 2y
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Thank you, @Dvd !!! I love your book choices and I can‘t wait to read them!! Merry Christmas!!! #santathing

Dvd I hope they entertain you. 2y
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Read this for a book club at work. Very interesting story and a quirky beginning to her long career in code breaking.

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The TARDIS. | Justin Richards
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My parents helped me nerd out this week by stopping at this #littlefreelibrary in Detroit! It was huge, btw. Whoever made it, painted the inner set of doors to look this the inside of the TARDIS. You slide the inner set of doors open to get to the books! It was pretty frickin‘ cool. 😃😎📚💚 @Wife

Alfoster Soooo cool! 2y
BookwormAHN Wow! 2y
sudi That is so cool!!! 😍 2y
TheSpineView 💜💜💜📚 2y
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Big twist at the end, and not the twist I was expecting!

Quirkybookworm One of the best!! 2y
Kelican17 @Quirkybookworm 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Pickpick

This story had me shaking my head, muttering outloud, and exclaiming “Oh my god” or “unbelievable” during car rides when I listened to it. Some of it was difficult to listen to and it just reaffirms the fact that you never really know what someone is living.

rather_be_reading totally agree! 2y
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Pickpick

I think the relationships in this book made me love it so much. Between humans and animals, humans and humans, young and old. As in any relationship there are moments of joy and pain, growth and loss. This book explores all of it and more! 💚🐙💚

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Pickpick

Really enjoyed this book!! The narrator was great. The story was super interesting and the outcome was bizarre and unbelievable!

Addison_Reads The outcome of this one still irritates me, but this was such a surprisingly good read for me. 3y
Kelican17 @Addison_Reads yes! I couldn‘t believe his sentence and his diagnosis! I don‘t think he feels any remorse to this day. Unbelievable. 3y
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Audio-walking on this hot, hot afternoon. Needed a break from the sun for a few minutes, but the breeze and shade is so nice that I think I have been sitting here for close to 45 minutes! Also- this book is fascinating! 🦆🐓🦃🦜🦢🦚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Wife I told you! We have another for our list of likes-in-common. Maybe we‘re the Nonfiction Girls? 3y
Kelican17 @Wife maybe!! I just started The Soul of an Octopus 🐙. Have you read it? 3y
Wife @kelican17 Yes, it was good, but I felt so bad for the octopus. Uncomfortably bad. And sad. 😢 3y
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I heard they were making a HBO show based on a book called His Dark Materials. So I hunted down the book and learned it was a trilogy. When I was done reading it, I noticed it was a Young Readers book. I felt like it was “a bit much” for a young reader. My next thought was “HBO is making a show based on a YOUNG READERS book???” 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

Powered_By_Plants Just starting this 😍 it‘s been on my shelf for far too long now . 3y
emz711 So excited for the show! 3y
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This story was extraordinary. Made even more interesting by the fact that the author is an expert on brains and mental illness- and she began to experienced symptoms of mental illness- and then could remember and EXPLAIN to the reader what was going on in her body!!! I mean, whoa. The epilogue almost got me 😥😥

Wife You seem to be getting into NF lately. This one sounds good. Scribd?💚 3y
Kelican17 @Wife NF on audio only. Physical books i like fiction. 3y
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I really enjoyed listening to this book. A lot of lightbulbs went off as I noticed similarities between the author and my thought processes and behaviors. The book is making me reconsider the way i live and think!

Wife Another book we disagree on🙄. What is it with us? 3y
Kelican17 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Imagine being stuck in traffic, laughing so hard you are crying, and wondering what all of the other people in their cars are thinking about you. That was this book. From start to finish.

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Mehso-so

I was excited to read this book. I wanted to like this book. But it was a frustrating read. I feel like I know more about William Randolph Hurst, Walt Disney, and SFX departments than I do about Milicent Patrick.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Loved it. Two thumbs up. Go read/listen to it.

JHSiess Loving it. Of course, I admire both of them. 3y
Wife Another book that we both like! What is this, the second or third? #differenttastes 3y
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A Star for Mrs. Blake | April Smith
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Overall I liked the storyline and the characters in this book. I was a little confused on a couple of the storylines- why they turned out the way they did and at least one of them seemed unfinished to me. I grabbed this book as i walked by it at the library. I didn‘t even slow down! I just liked the book cover 🙂

tpixie It is a great cover!! 3y
monalyisha Also commenting to show appreciation for the cover! What is it about it exactly? 😍 (edited) 3y
Kelican17 @monalyisha the cover is lovely isn‘t it! Historical fiction- follows the story of a mother who‘s son was killed in France during WW1. The US gov. sent the mothers of these boys to Europe to visit their graves because the families decided not to have their remains shipped back (for various reasons). Lighthearted and hopeful with both happy and sad moments. 3y
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monalyisha Oh thanks! I meant: what is it about the cover that makes it so special? 😉 3y
Kelican17 @monalyisha oof! 😂 nothing particularly special about it. But when i go to the library I usually don‘t go with a book in mind. I wander the aisles until something “catches my eye.” This one did! 3y
monalyisha @Kelican17 I think, for me, it might be that it looks like soft, embroidered leather. It looks “fine” & “handmade,” but also a bit worn. It‘s definitely an awesome design! 3y
monalyisha @Kelican17 I should do more browsing. I‘m so adherent to my TBR & pre-reading reviews. 3y
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I LOVED this book. David Fairchild traveled the world, married one of Alexander Graham Bell‘s daughters, helped to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture, introduced many of the foods that you eat today, and is responsible for the the cherry blossom trees in Washington D.C.! I mean— what a life and thanks for the avocados!
Etta is getting real fed up with life in front of the camera, but approves this book.

Wife Cute pic of Miss #Mayhem. You‘re up early. 💚 3y
Kelican17 @Wife not by choice #teacherlife 😑 3y
Wife I‘ll work tonight if I can sleep, but I‘m wide awake. Considering Benadryl 🤔. I‘m surprised you liked a nonfiction book so much. 3y
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Kelican17 @Wife I‘m trying to get into biographies. Also- food focused. Kind of my thing. 🥑🍇🍋 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Your cat is beautiful!🐾❤️ 3y
Kelican17 @JanuarieTimewalker13 thank you! 💚 3y
Nute You reminded me that I had an interest in this book. Thanks! 2y
Kelican17 @Nute 🤗📚💚 2y
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Very cool graphic novel! Very quick intro for YA and students- it describes what was going on without getting too in depth, but it also doesn‘t gloss over the struggles and hardship that many people faced during this time in our history.
Etta approves.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Etta❤️ 3y
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Through the Woods | Emily Carroll
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Too creepy for me 😬
Etta wasn‘t impressed either.

abookishbutterfly The disapproval really shows in Etta‘s face. 3y
Kelican17 @Butterflyamore i know, right?! 😂 3y
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This one was between a pick and a so-so for me, but I went with a 👍🏻 because I gained a new perspective on so many little things that i may not have experience with, but were a part of the author‘s everyday life. Always a good thing.

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Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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Not my usual genre, but I really enjoyed listening to this book. It kept my attention and I liked the narrator. I might see if the same narrator reads any other books I might be interested in. Also.... i totally called it, from early on in the story. Mystery solved. Go me. 🤗

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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Jody! I love everything! That bag is amazing and the personalized keychain- guess how many times in my life I have found my name (spelled correctly) on anything!! Zip, zero, nada!!! I wore the socks today, i already opened the chocolate, and I am excited to read the book! Thank you! Happy Valentines Day!!! 💚💚💚 #jb @JoScho

JoScho Yay! I could never find anything with my name either! I am so glad you like everything. You were a fabulous Swap partner! Happy Valentine‘s Day Kellie 🥰🌹 3y
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Listened to the audiobook after reading the suggestions in Litsy comments. I was not disappointed! I love them both, and listening to them talk about their lives was funny, interesting, surprising, and heartwarming. 👍🏻👍🏻

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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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I have had this book on my TBR forever. I finally listened to the audiobook and I am glad I did! I enjoyed listening to Anthony Bourdain narrate it and I couldn‘t believe some of the stuff that goes on in the food industry! 😳😳😳

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Interesting take on a classic story.
Snow White is pretty awesome.
The illustrations were beautifully done.
#stackattck2019

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Untitled | Unknown
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@irre - thank you for my surprise package!! You made my day with your letter and all of the goodies!! They are very much appreciated 💚 I‘m excited to read these books- Maid sounds really good. 😀 Again, your kindness and thoughtfulness made me smile and we keep me busy this weekend ☃️☃️☃️

ErikasMindfulShelf You‘re welcome! 💕💕 3y
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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This was always a favorite of mine. I listened to the audiobook read by Kate Winslet. She does some great voices 😀

Wife Up for another audiobook?🎧 or still not your thing? 3y
Kelican17 @Wife I‘m listening to Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain while i cook and puzzle. I also saved another book that i heard is better if you listen to it. 3y
Wife I listened to Kitchen Confidential, but it wasn‘t a favorite. Even though AB read it, and I like(d) him, he wasn‘t the best for me to listen to. 3y
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I truly enjoyed this book. It was amazing how Gaiman weaved the ancient gods into modern day life. Not just one or two, but dozens of gods from all different cultures and points of history. I enjoyed the different ways the gods originally came to America as well. Last but not least- Shadow and Laura. I felt for him, rooted for him, and hoped the best for him in the end. Laura- damn, I did not see that coming- fist pump for you, girl.

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1. American Gods- Neil Gaiman
2. Ravenclaw
3. Gravity Falls & Grace and Frankie
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Stacy_31 Hello, fellow Ravenclaw! 👋👋 3y
Kelican17 👋🏻👋🏻 I should really reread HP. It‘s been so long, but there are so many other books to read!! 3y
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💙💙 3y
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Snowy Day | Ezra Jack Keats
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Starting my three day weekend (snow days are the best) with a kitty and a book. This book is a beast but I just made it to the halfway point! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 #mayhem #teacherslovesnowdays #gonnasleepallweekend ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

Wife I think Miss #Mayhem Kitty likes snow ❄️ days too. ❤️ 3y
Kelican17 @Wife i think she is going to be really excited come Monday when I leave and she gets the house to herself. We are very similar like that. #mayhem 3y
Wife Peas in a pod. 3y
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ErikasMindfulShelf Snow days certainly are the best!! Enjoy your weekend. Putting your letter in the mail today. 3y
Kelican17 @irre how is the weather by you? I heard you are/were getting slammed with a big snowstorm?? 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf @Kelican17 No snow days yet 😞 We were supposed to get a lot of snow last weekend but it turned out to be mostly rain. No snow in the forecast right now. 3y
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