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KellyReece

KellyReece

Joined March 2016

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The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Had this on my TBR for a year. Finally decided it was time to pick it up, like many others in the country are doing right now. This is reading like a horror story in today's political climate. Who needs serial killers when the government is on the loose?

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Graphic Novel haul from our local comic book store. Can't wait to snuggle up with a warm blanket, hot cocoa and one of these beauties. Full haul: Bitch Planet vol 1, Ms Marvel vol 2 and 3, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur vol 1, (not pictured) Donald and Mickey Magic Kingdom collection 60th Anniversary and Mysterious Melody: How Mickey met Minnie

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Year in Review | United States International Trade Commission
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It was a great year of reading. This is a record year end total for me. I am so glad to have found Litsy and this wonderful community of readers. Happy New Year Littens! Cheers to a better 2017.

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The Color of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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Answering the call for books/bookish moments that bring #joy from @kmdartist . I love the #joy I get when I find a new favorite author with a large backlist of work. Terry Pratchett is my latest personal find. After reading his first novel in the series the rest of the books lay ahead of me like an exciting quest with a good friend. I can't wait to hear about everyone else's moments. What authors have given you this joy?

BookishMarginalia The JD Robb books penned by Nora Roberts give me #joy -- and there are 40+ of them! 6y
moranadatter I haven't read much Pratchett, but my IRL book club chose Hogfather for December so I'm reading that now and enjoying it quite a bit. 6y
Megabooks Liane moriarty, elinor lipman, rainbow Rowell 6y
KellyReece @Ebooksandcooks and @BookishMarginalia all great picks! Haven't picked up JD Robb or Liane Moriarty yet, but they are definitely on the TBR list. 6y
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"The dark side always seems organized and vaguely republican."

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Found my cure for my post-election blues, ya'll. Had this book on my TBR and decided to give it a try. Only problem is that I'm listening to the audiobook at work and have to keep pausing to keep from busting out laughing like a lunatic. Honestly crying I'm holding so much laughter in. Thanks Jenny Lawson, I needed this bad. Also, here's a pic of me torturing my dog with Snapchat filters. Another of my coping mechanisms.

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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So nice I'm reading it twice! Sad to not see this one on lists for the year's best. It has been one of my favorite reads. Top 10 for sure.

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Starflight | Melissa Landers
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First things first- this is pure brain candy. Full of themes and ideas I've seen and heard elsewhere, but mashed up in a new way. Most compare this book to Firefly and that comparison holds up well. Since Whedon is not furthering the Firefly story I will take what I can get. It is about a scrappy mechanic who swindles a passage to the outer planets and finds a family in her crew mates on the way. Worth a try for all Firefly diehards.

KellyReece PS - the next book comes out early next year. 6y
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I adored this book. So much fun. It's a cozy, feel good read. I really want to try out the recipes that she gave in the book too!

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Lucy Knisley cracks me up!! I'm a city girl and have all the same feels.

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Reading this fun choose your own adventure book to my husband tonight! He's loving story time. I've made it to 'The End' three times now and still going. Hilariously funny and witty.

MrBook 😻 6y
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Wow. 5/5, amazing. There is already a ton of praise out there for this book. So instead I will focus on what might prevent someone from picking this up. For those with trigger warnings there is violence and rape, because how could there not be. However, it is done with some reserve. Whitehead explains what happens without getting into gory adjectives which is where I get queasy. If you're game, give it a try. It is a very moving story.

KellyReece P.S. The audiobook was amazing! Great narrator. 6y
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Taking a trip to Disney World this year so I wanted to know more about the man who made it all possible. I grew up idolizing Walt and the company's creations. This bio is a comprehensive and unbiased look at him. It shows the good and the bad. My feelings toward him are much more complex after reading this book. At the same time I have much more appreciation for his visions. Best bio I've ever read on him.

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Taking a trip to Disney World this year so I wanted to know more about the man who made it all possible. I grew up idolizing Walt and the company's creations. This bio is a comprehensive and unbiased look at him. It shows the good and the bad. My feelings toward him are much more complex after reading this book. At the same time I have much more appreciation for his visions. Best bio I've ever read on him.

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My late night read and snuggle buddy. Cursed child was good. I liked having more to the story and getting to be with those characters again. However, I was not a fan of the format. I wanted more to the story, not just a script. Some of the dialogue did not fit the characters well in my mind. I don't know if that is because of being rushed or the two accompanying authors. If you keep expectations low this book can be enjoyed. It is a fast read.

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Just started this audiobook and loving every second of it. Smart, interesting and dynamic writing. I may have to add this book to my 'to buy' list.

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Got to visit an Indie book store, The Book Loft, while traveling in Great Barrington this week. Picked up these beauties.

MrBook Nice haul! 7y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Reading pool side at a wonderful vacation home. Perfect novel to read at this swanky pad.

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4/5 Stars. Finished season 4 and just needed more of this story. The book is tame compared to what Kenji has created. Still a very interesting and eye opening look at the prison system and drug offenders in particular. Our county needs to pay attention and work on this. Audiobook was great.

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The Sherlockian | Graham Moore
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Loved it! Really engrossing. Historical fiction following two murder investigators. Present day plot looks for murderer and missing Doyle diary. Past plot follows Doyle investigating a murder. Wonderfully woven tale. Many historical figures and places that enrich the story. Sherlock fans, read this!

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Super cute take on Sherlock. Supposes the characters were real and follows their grandchildren's adventure. I'd call this mature YA. Little sex and drug use mentioned all throughout the book. Nothing too graphic though. Nice light sleuth read.

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Sarah Vowell you are going to get me in trouble at work. Your audio is delightful and laugh out loud funny! I've only just begun this book but I see a lot of good times ahead of us.

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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Most know what this book about so I won't give a summary. What I loved about this book is that Coates did not give us a way to fix the problem. The problem is too big and complex. Acknowledging the problem is a big first step. This book lets you see the US with fresh eyes. Read it!

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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Found this beautiful edition at one of my local big box stores. Loved these stories and really glad I can now add it to my bookshelf with a pretty cover.

moranadatter That cover is gorgeous! 💜💜💜 7y
MrBook I've seen this cover! Beautiful! 7y
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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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"Surely, he maintained, as great and freedom-loving a country as the United States could not allow such a flagrant miscarriage of justice to long stand." Oh ... surely. Sorry, Hawaii. Though the US was created by breaking with colonialism, we still impose it on others. Hypocritical ancestors.

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A step in a terrorist's shoes. A fictional story of the path that leads to terrorism. The violent thoughts are a little tough to handle, but worth the read. This book leaves you with a lot to process.

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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I think this is my favorite paragraph in the whole book.

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"Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." Happy towel day, everyone!

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Panpan

I liked her writing, but couldn't get over the author's attitude. I needed more insight to understand her life choices which just wasn't provided. It is the author's right to her privacy, but this is a memoir after all. Feel like she didn't share with us the whole truth.

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Book mail is the best mail! Just got these two beauties in today's post from Book of the Month Club. BOTM makes my TBR longer every month. So many great picks!

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I nearly cried through this whole book. Not because the stories were all emotional, but because they were so amazing. I can't fathom a writer so great was taken from us at such a young age. A true loss. Keegan's voice was amazing and lent an intimate voice to fiction and a passion to nonfiction.

kdwinchester 💔😭 Braking all the hearts one page at time. 7y
KellyReece All of her short stories I thought could have been fleshed out into fantastic books. Her voice is so great and I wanted more. 7y
Megabooks Agreed. Terrible tragedy. The essays about her future broke my heart, too! 😭💔 7y
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Listening to Andrew Luck's first pick for his new book club. Really great book. I would not have picked this one up on my own. The things that the main character overcame and to then compete in the olympics is amazing. I'm by no means an athlete and this book is super interesting!

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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life | Bryan Lee O'Malley, Nathan Fairbairn
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Delightful. Loved the movie and the book is awesome as well. Love the gamer, music comic-ness of it all. The movie follows this book pretty closely to my surprise.

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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I was planning on finishing Queen of the Night during the Readathon, but I don't think I'm going to. Not that I can't but that I want to live in this book and savor its world for longer than a day. Love this book! It may make my all time favorites list when I finish.

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Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life | Bryan Lee O'Malley, Nathan Fairbairn
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Got together my stack for this weekend's #readathon! Probably not going to get through all of these, but I'm going to give it my all!! Got my snacks and caffeine at the ready. My sweetie got me the Scott Pilgrim set for our anniversary. Best Hubby ever!

HardcoverHearts I'm sooo excited for it!! Good luck! 7y
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The Witches | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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Brushing up on some Roald Dahl in anticipation of the new BFG movie. He was my favorite author as a child.

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Follows the nationalist movement in Puerto Rico and the US's capture and control of the island. Not a story widely told or known. Astonishing details about US foreign policy and treatment of Puerto Ricans. Such an important book to help us know the past and work towards a better future.

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Part of my Read Harder challenge for Book Riot. I have never known the history of Puerto Rico. So devastating. This book has inspired me to find out more about Puerto Rico, past and present.

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Just found out this book has been picked up by WB for development into a movie. Ellen DeGeneres is the producer. Glad I got to enjoy it before Hollywood does its magic. Curious to see what they will do with it. Who would you like to see cast as Agnieszka? Loving this British version of the cover!

Julsmarshall I can't wait to read this one! 7y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Throughly enjoying this fairy tale with a strong female protagonist! It reminds me a bit of Howl's Moving Castle.

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I'd describe the book as Dickens meets Harry Potter. The book is chock full of details of the world. The magic part and plot was a win for me, however the dickens-like style of writing weighed it down a bit. If you're a Dickens fan and like magic look into this book. Just wasn't a top book for me.

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The Queen of the Night | Alexander Chee
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Just received this awesome book mail! Excited to read this Book of the Month Club pick.

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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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Yes, please is what you should say to the audio version of this book! I sped through this. Poehler gives you wit, humor, insight and kindness in this memoir. I love Poehler more now than ever before. Job well done, Amy.

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Getting towards the end of this massive novel. I've been rather lackadaisical about this book until this point. I must know what happens to Mrs Strange!

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The BFG | Roald Dahl

Excited/nervous for this to become a movie. BFG was my intro to Dahl so I'm happy to see it get attention. Fingers crossed they do it justice.

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The Ghost Bride | Yangsze Choo
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Beautiful unique story. A young girl is haunted by a recently deceased man who wants to marry her. She accidentally slips into the afterlife and struggles to return. In limbo she discovers more about her past and the man's mysterious death.

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