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KellyKate

KellyKate

Joined June 2016

@amartiparty I adore books and read constantly. Kindle at night and a yummy smelling book during the day! I "literally" cannot stop buying books! ?
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The Pearl | John Steinbeck
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Read this along with my son for his class reading- what a great story!! How did I not read this in school?!?!
Another great story by the great Steinbeck.

SilversReviews I read this in school and loved it. 5y
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After She's Gone | Lisa Jackson
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Ok Friends. I'm at the hospital where hubby had surgery Friday- which has turned into a stay in the ICU, and at this point maybe in the hospital for 20 days. Picked this up in the gift shop- anyone know anything about it, looks like a series maybe, but I'm thinking of just starting it and hoping for the best?

AnnieReads Best wishes for a quick recovery for your hubby. I think you're safe to read that one even if it is part of a series. 6y
KellyKate Thank You @AnnieReads -the gift shop had very slim pickings and I'm desperate, so I'm diving in as we type! 🙂 6y
Gayan Sending good wishes to your husband in his recovery. 6y
KellyKate Thank You @Gayan!! He was diagnosed with colon cancer March 31 after a routine colonoscopy- after surgery he developed some complications so we are here for a while longer than we anticipated! Make sure you and all loved ones get their tests when the time comes- at age 51 it has saved his life!❤️💙 6y
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Hi Friends- wanted to share my haul from the Centenary College Book Fair in Shreveport, LA. I'm here for two weeks while hubby has surgery and the annual book sale fell on this Fri and Sat. I got all these new friends for less than $15!!
Excited is a huge understatement as y'all can probably relate!

intothehallofbooks This is amazing 👏🏻 6y
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Things We Wish Were True | Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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Spending this day sick in bed with what started out as allergies but I feel is turning into something else! 😷 Started reading this one and so far so good. Two kindles you may wonder- #kindlefire for reading while sitting up and #kindlepaperwhite for reading when laying down. #kindlelove

Karen3 Hope you feel better. I have been fighting mine for 6 weeks. Finally in the men's. But it makes for some good reading time. Rest up. 6y
KellyKate @Karen3 thank you! 6y
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Halfway thru this one- and loving it so far. Reading 5 books at once, so I'm way behind on listing them! #bookishproblems #toomanyTBR!

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Listen to Me | Hannah Pittard
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Just started this while keeping my grandson, despite mixed reviews I was intrigued so giving it a go.

jessberk13 I read this a few days ago, interested to see what you think. 6y
KellyKate @jessica finished this finally- and it was a chore. I only plowed thru because I was irked I paid $13 on kindle for a book I did not like one smidgeon. I should have went with the majority of reviewers and skipped this "must read." 6y
jessberk13 I read it because I saw so many people on here talking about it. But I totally agree- I didn't like it at all!!!! 6y
KellyKate @jessica same exact reason for me!! 6y
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Three Wishes | Liane Moriarty
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Started this light read after Siracusa- so far so funny! And the kindle price couldn't be beat!

Karen3 I love all her stuff. Enjoy! 6y
KellyKate This was enjoyable, definitely a light and fluffy read. I enjoyed her latest novels much more so than this one. 6y
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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Book Friends I'm so excited! My first BOTM shipment came today! I want to say a special Thank You to @Karen3 for being the first person to reach out to me when I joined #Litsy as well as being the reason I now receive these awesome #bookofthemonth treats! Without her info in both regards I would remain clueless and without a great coupon code! 😬

MrBook 😁😎👍🏻👏🏻 6y
Reviewsbylola BOTM is the best!!! 6y
Karen3 Woooohooooo!!!! Glad you got it! I'm still waiting on mine to get here. I picked that book too 😃😃. 6y
KellyKate This was like I car accident you pass on the freeway- you don't want to look- in this case read- but you are compelled to do so regardless.
I started this knowing the mixed reviews ahead of time, not until 100 pages in did the story take hold of me, to the point I stayed awake all night reading.
I just finished, and I feel as if I were in the accident, I'm confused, lost- and just not sure what I've been through.
Or how I feel about it.
6y
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The Goodbye Year | Kaira Rouda
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Started and finished this one in a day. Thought it was a good light read which is nice sometimes. Loved how the characters each had a viewpoint/chapter and the coming together of all involved. Couple of editing issues but nothing major. But this paperback was HEAVY!, anyone else think so?!?! Glad I finished in one day and didn't have to tote this tome in my bag on Monday errands!

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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My first BOTM club pick! I know everyone was kind of split on the reviews, but the other selections didn't grab me, and I skipped last month- so giving this one a try.

Reviewsbylola I have only read 1/5 of the selections this month and I want to read the other four so it was a really hard decision for me! 6y
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Little Black Dress | James Patterson
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Read this little book today while waiting at the racetrack (remote control cars- zzzz). Not my usual reading genre for sure, but entertaining all the same. I'm giving it ⭐️⭐️⭐️. #Bookshots #JamesPatterson #Traxxas

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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I delayed starting this as long as I could- I so enjoy having my Stephen on the #TBR pile! ❤️📚👑

KellyKate Finished this just now and loved it. Still have a couple of issues with the ending, one the fact being that I'm not ready for the end of this series! Now to look forward to the next Stephen book coming sooner rather than later I hope! ❤️ 6y
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The Outliers | Kimberly McCreight
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#TBRTuesday this is what's stacked neatly on my nightstand- I actually have about 200 #TBR books on my shelf! #nevergetcaughtup and now it's #newbookday again!

Gayan I absolutely love your stack! 6y
Reviewsbylola I'm the same way. Books I want to read ASAP are on my nightstand but I have a ton on my shelves that are unread. 6y
Karen3 Love this stack! 6y
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MrBook Wow! Nice stack! 6y
KellyKate Thank You @MrBook and @Karen3 !! 6y
KellyKate Thank You @Gayan!! 6y
MyNamesParadise Between new releases and my addiction to Amazon Prime and my Barnes & Noble membership I'm probably never going to finish reading all of my TBR list! 🙈☺️ 6y
KellyKate Same here @MyNamesParadise - I have a book buying problem for sure! I buy books daily from one place or another, sometimes more than a book a day- no way will I ever catch up. Hubby offered me a beach house if I could get caught up with my #TBR pile in two years- I didn't make it. Don't even ask about my kindle #TBR list! 6y
alleyfam51699 Those all are on my TBR too. Mary Kay Andrews is one of my favorite authors. 6y
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The Outliers | Kimberly McCreight

#TBRTuesday this is what's stacked neatly on my nightstand- I actually have about 200 #TBR books on my shelf! #nevergetcaughtup and now it's #newbookday again!

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Started this this morning and can't put down- not a dark and stormy night, but a rainy, windy day here in Louisiana!

MyNamesParadise Omg love the owl!!! My book club is reading that for September!! You and I seem to have interest in a lot of the same books!!! 😊😊😊 6y
KellyKate Finally finished this one- it was drudgery to do so at the end- kept putting off the last 30 pages. Ok story but very predictable for me. 6y
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The Passenger | Lisa Lutz
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Started this last night and so far so good.

KellyKate Just finished this great book! Suspenseful, gripping at times, kept me guessing until the didn't-see-that-coming-ending. Why did I wait so long to read this one!?!? 5 ⭐️'s from me. 6y
MyNamesParadise I loved the journey you went on with the character and all of her identities. We as readers were "the passenger" along for the ride. It would make a good film! 6y
KellyKate I know @MyNamesParadise!! Yes it would- several times the story line surprised me. Have you read her other books? 6y
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MyNamesParadise @KellyKate no I haven't! I heard this was her first standalone so I gave it a try! I have so many books to read that I tend to avoid really long series if it's a lot of books haha. 6y
KellyKate @MyNamesParadise same for me. My stacks are too high to get involved in a series at this point! 6y
MyNamesParadise @kellykate there should be a way to like comments on here haha! 6y
KellyKate @MyNamesParadise yes!! Maybe a suggestion for the developers?!?! 6y
MyNamesParadise @KellyKate I've already tweeted them so many times haha what's one more question? 😜😜 6y
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Beautiful Day: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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In the middle of this one while recouping on the porch. It's not summer time without #ElinHilderbrand and thoughts of #ACK!

LiteraryinLawrence I hope you're on the mend from your hospital stay! There's nothing like a great book to take your mind off of things... 6y
KellyKate @LiteraryinLititz yes I am thank you! And you are right, books are such an escape and a source of pure joy! 6y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Trying to finish this up while sitting in a hospital today. I'm 65% done according to my kindle paperwhite.❤️

KellyKate Finally finished this today- didn't enjoy it at all. I felt it was a very monotonous read than I didn't think would ever end. At one point I thought maybe my kindle Paperwhite percentage counter had frozen in place. Didn't care for any of the characters but one (Nick) and couldn't tolerate The Fireman at all. Glad to be done with this one! 6y
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Trial: A Bookshot | James Patterson
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Traveling today and had to stop by Barnes & Noble to get my monthly bookshots. I'm not a romance reader and this month 2 of the selections are romance reads- but I couldn't help myself. I adore these little "book-lets"!

alleyfam51699 I read one of the bookshots but it seemed to end abruptly. I did like the story though. Maybe I should try a different one. 6y
KellyKate I have bought all of them so far. And read two. I think they are too cute- I just can't pass them up! I definitely think the ones that drop off will probably have a sequel along the way. 6y
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The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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Started this today after all the praise on Litsy!

KellyKate Well finally finished this today. It was an ok read for me, I didn't feel the same as others who have read and recommend it- but it passed the time pleasantly enough. 6y
alleyfam51699 I just started this today and I'm having a hard time getting into it. Hopefully it'll get better. 6y
KellyKate @alleyfam51699 it was a slow start for me too, the middle is where things picked up for me. 6y
alleyfam51699 Thanks!! I will keep going. 6y
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Life or Death | Michael Robotham
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I ordered this from Amazon for one cent plus $3.99 shipping and I want to tell y'all this is probably one of the best books I've ever read! One of the few books I opened and started reading that moment instead of adding to the stack. A "guy" book maybe, but I loved it and hated for it to end!!

AnnieReads He is a terrific author! 6y
KellyKate @AnnieReads this is the only one of his I've read- but I've ordered a couple more fr Amazon. 6y
LiteraryinLawrence Wow, what a strong recommendation! Is it really graphic? I like mysteries and intrigues but shy away from anything too frightening. 6y
KellyKate @LiteraryinLititz It wasn't graphic I didn't think. It has a criminal element, and all that goes with that type of story, but nothing that was too over the top at all. It was such a great read for me! 6y
MyNamesParadise Very interesting! I will have to check this one out from the library! 6y
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