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Kimlayman7

Kimlayman7

Joined May 2017

Reading every minute I can. Blogging about books and reading at www.yoursforthereading.com
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Glass Houses by Louise Penny
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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@Mommamanzi I love all of my gifts- thank you so much!! Plenty of reading for my winter break!
#secretsantagoespostal
#wintersolsticebookexchange
@MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

britt_brooke The Sedaris is hilarious! Great gifts. 💚 2y
MrBook 😁👍🏻👍🏻 2y
Avanders 😍😍 2y
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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This package arrived yesterday- so excited to open it up in a few days!!!
#secretsantagoespostal #wintersolticebookexchange
@BookBabe @MrBook @Avanders

Avanders 🎉🎉🎉♥️🎄 2y
Mommamanzi Yay!!!! 2y
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Christmas Tree | Jennifer Johnston
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Christmas book tree!

CoverToCoverGirl Best tree ever! 🎄🎄♥️ 2y
abbsinwonderland 😍📚🎄💜 2y
AmyG Lovely! 2y
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Here Comes Santa Claus | Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman
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@Bookishgal71 Santa sent a package your way today! Should be to you by Friday- enjoy!
#secretsantagoespostal #wintersolticebookexchange @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
Bookishgal71 Omg yay! 2y
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Ok here we go!
Used or new 🎄series and stand alones 🎄tea and hot chocolate 🎄candles 🎄bright and neutral colors 🎄socks and blankets 🎄 no Pop figures

#secretsantagoespostal

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Deciding #whattoread just got harder

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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Pretty excited for this event today!

Lacythebookworm So cool! I hope to finish the audiobook today. 🙌 2y
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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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About to see Laura Dave at the Morristown Festival of Books!

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Once We Were Brothers | Ronald H. Balson
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This is a reread for me and I‘m loving it just as much the second time!

SilversReviews It was so good as well as so sad. 2y
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actualdisneyprincess I keep seeing "The Bear and the Nightingale" when I shelve books, and I keep wondering if I should pick it up! 2y
Bklover @actualdisneyprincess Definitely pick it up! Loved it! 2y
actualdisneyprincess @Bklover ahhh then I will!! :D thank you!! 2y
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You guys- I'm only 49 pages in and it's so, so good!!

swishandflick Right?! And it stays that way consistently throughout! ♥️ 2y
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Can't wait for 9:00!

BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤣🤣🤣 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Home from vacation and I find two weeks worth of #bookmail - now what should I read first?

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75 pages in and I can tell I'm going to have to stay up all night reading this one.

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@steverogers thank you for all of the great gifts!! I love everything and can't wait to read these books!

maximoffs So glad you like it! Happy Reading! 3y
SilversReviews Finished BEFORE THE FALL last week. It was good, but not a favorite. 3y
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Anything is Possible | Elizabeth Strout
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So this happened today, on Just the Right Book Podcast... so cool!!!

TNbookworm Very cool! 3y
Hooked_on_books Wow, that's awesome! 3y
Christine I was just listening to you!! After hearing how delightful Elizabeth was in conversation with Roxanne (and because I have a copy of Anything is Possible checked out of the library), I decided to quickly browse some of the reviews for the book on Litsy as I listened - how fun to come across your post!! (You were great! :) 3y
Kimlayman7 @Christine thanks- it was a lot of fun! 2y
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maximoffs Yay @Kimlayman7 !! So glad! Hope you enjoy 3y
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I always like a cup of tea when I'm reading, but when the book is set in London, it's a must! #currentlyreading #mystery #gemmajames #duncankincaid

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Loved this one! If you liked the Nightingale, the Book Thief, and Everyone Brave is Forgiven, this ones for you! Two stories intertwine- one from WWI and one from WWII. I could not put this one down!

AlaMich That cover looks so intriguing...🕵️‍♀️ 3y
SilversReviews This looks so good. I have seen it everywhere. 3y
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MrBook 😎👍🏻 3y
Reecaspieces Whoop!! Thank you!!!! Can't wait! 3y
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Reagan An oldie but a goodie, and the sequel comes out soon! 3y
Billypar One Hundred Years of Solitude in honor of 100 books? 3y
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Kimlayman7 @Birdsong28 I just bought that one! 3y
Kimlayman7 @Reagan-reads I loved that and did not know there was a sequel - so exciting! 3y
Kimlayman7 @Billypar oohh - good idea! 3y
maich Congrats🎉🎉😍 3y
SilversReviews WOW!! CONGRATS!! 3y
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The Dry | Jane Harper
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The Dry was my favorite read this month, although I think the book I'm reading now (The Widow Nash) might top it- I just didn't get through it in June!

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️👏👏👏❤️❤️ 3y
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Placidia's story is told through letters and diary entries, which is a great structure for this novel. It was far more interesting that just a straightforward telling of the events. We learn about what happened to Placidia in bits and pieces and this historical fiction novel takes on the air of a work of suspense. I haven't read a lot of historical fiction lately, and this book reminded me of why I love the genre so much.

GoldenGirl I don't really read a lot of historical fiction, but this one sounds like a winner! 3y
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Pen Pals | Alexandra Pichard
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This sounds like fun! Thanks @steverogers #litsypenpals

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This is non-fiction that reads like fiction. The author's writing style has something to do with that, but it's also because it's so hard to believe that these poor people were being killed off and nothing was being done about it. The older I get, the more I realize that so much was left out of the history lessons I learned in school, which is why books like this one are so important.

Kris10 I agree with everything you said! 3y
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Preliminary pile of books to take on next month's vacation- plus the kindle. Obviously.
Any others I should add to my stacks?

BookishMarginalia Excellent choices! 3y
vivastory Looks like all the genres are covered 👍 💪 3y
TrishTheBibliophile So jealous of this stack!!! 3y
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Laalaleighh You pack books for vacay like I do! Seven days? I think I'll take 12 books! Also, I spent the last two months perfectly curating what I would take with me, sorry- I can't go do things. I have 15 books to read. I added three at the last minute that just seemed to perfect to pass up. 3y
Kimlayman7 @Laalaleighh my thoughts exactly! 3y
Laalaleighh 👯 3y
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The Shark Club | Ann Kidd Taylor
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This is the perfect summer read! I read it in one sitting (although I was on my couch, not at the beach!)

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Loved this- 5 stars!!

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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A little extra time on my hands this afternoon + a gift card burning a hole in my pocket = new books!

Jess7 I've heard good things about 3y
Jess7 But I bailed on 3y
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Standard Deviation | Katherine Heiny
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This is the perfect beach read. It was so funny that I literally laughed out loud, not once, but multiple times. There's enough of a plot to keep you interested,  but not enough to make you think too hard. The characters are fun, quirky, and sometimes just plain weird, the way your friends in real life actually are. If you're looking for a fun book you can read in a day, this is it.

Purrfectpages I'm unsure where this one is headed. I'm about halfway through. I loved the beginning though. 3y
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The Apprentice Witch | James Nicol
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#bookmail ! Excited to read this one!

Aninski Great cover! 3y
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The Best Day Ever! | Tarver, Whitney
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So... this just happened and I am so excited to chat with Roxanne!! I love her podcast!

Notafraidofwords She's awesome 3y
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I was smiling the entire time I was reading this- such a fun read!

AJBowers I'm reading this one right now! 3y
The.Intentional.Reader This is one of my all time favorite reads! I think I've re-read it 5-6 times now 3y
vivastory I look at my copy every night right after i turn off bedroom light. Love glow in the dark cover! 3y
AmyG I loved this, too. So much fun. 3y
BekaReid Definitely fun! Hoping I can revisit it sometime 3y
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Basketball practice reading

BekaReid This was a fun book! 3y
jlondon1963 Such a fun read! 3y
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Ginny Moon | Benjamin Ludwig
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Read this book! 😊 It is fantastic, a beautiful, heartbreaking, hopeful book.

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#bookhaul from yesterday's NYC trip!

britt_brooke Nice! 👏🏻 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!👍🏽 3y
Cinfhen Wow! Nice 👍🏻 3y
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Essex Serpent | Sarah Perry
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This guy waited patiently while we went to 5 NYC bookstores today- he's a keeper!

Sydsavvy Wow! Definitely! 3y
mrozzz Is this McNally Jackson? 🤓 3y
Kimlayman7 @mrozzz yes it is! 3y
mrozzz Hehe I knew it. It's a longstanding favorite for me but @bookculture is a close second. I highly recommend. 😊 3y
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Check out this beautiful journal my mom made me for my birthday! It actually has four little journals inside; a datebook, a reading journal, and two blank journals. All the charms are book related- I love it!

britt_brooke Gorgeous! 3y
KaatjeH Beautiful! 3y
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AlaMich Wow!! That's beautiful!! 3y
WarpedSweetness That is beautiful! I really love that cover and the charms. 3y
Meeko93 I love the charms! I wanna create something like that but for scrapbooking! 3y
DGRachel Lovely! 3y
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This was a quirky fun read but also very touching. 4 stars.

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Such a nice idea! #itsnotyouitsme
I'd love a chance to win Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, the Animators, or the Sisters Chase- thank you!

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 😄🤞🏻 3y
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I read mixed reviews on this one, so I wasn't sure what to think when I started, but I really enjoyed this. I read it in one sitting and although sometimes the characters made me want to scream in frustration, I think the author did a great job portraying these two flawed individuals and their friendship.

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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This was a fun, quick read. The characters were all pretty self absorbed, and not super likable but that made it more fun when they self- destructed. A great book for your beach bag.
*note to any sensitive souls out there- quite a lot of sex and foul language in this one

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True crime story set in 1950's Glasgow. Got the ebook from NetGalley. Loved the writing, didn't love the story or the people it portrayed. A very dark, bleak book.

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A childhood favorite, and it's just as good as a grownup!

Purrfectpages Agreed! 3y
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I love #bookmail ! #botm

Reviewsbylola Great pic 😍 3y
Purrfectpages Do you live in Monroe NJ? If so, we're neighbors! 3y
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Kimlayman7 @Purrfectpages yes I do- the one in middlesex county! 3y
Purrfectpages @Kimlayman7 I'm in Howell in Monmouth! *waving* 3y
Kimlayman7 @Purrfectpages awesome! I'll bet there are other people on here in our area- we should have a NJ Litsy meet up! 3y
Purrfectpages @Kimlayman7 I've only come across two or so. There have to be more! I know there's s meetup this summer happening in Philly, but I'm too chicken to travel alone lol 3y
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Wild Numbers | Philibert Schogt
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Caught this cool number- I am so happy to have discovered Litsy!

julesG Congratulations! 🎉🎉🎉 3y
Ms_T It's a great community, isn't it? Congratulations! 👏🏻🎉🍾 3y
Birdsong28 Congrats 🎊🎉📖📚 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! ❤️😊📚🎉🎊🎈 3y
tournevis 🎊🎉🎇🎆 3y
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻📚🎉 3y
TrishB 👍🎉😀 3y
CoverToCoverGirl 🎉🎈🎉😎 3y
CrowCAH Woohoo 👏🏻🎉 3y
PurpleyPumpkin Yay!🎉🎊🎉🎊 3y
Andrew65 🍾🥂🎊🎉👏⭐️😊 3y
DebinHawaii Congratulations!! 🎉👍🎉👍😀 3y
hes7 Yay! 🎉 3y
mrozzz Wonderful! 👏🏻 3y
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Rereading a childhood favorite!

Sydsavvy ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Reggie This is nice!!!! 3y
Kmmsellers Oh, one my favorites! ❤️❤️❤️🌳 3y
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A pretty good month for reading! I listened to Hourglass on audio too.

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The Kitchen House: A Novel | Kathleen Grissom
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This one has been on my TBR list for along time. I enjoyed it but I did think that the main character was frustratingly naive, so much so that she was not really a believable character for me. Not sure if I should read Glory over Everything or pass on it. Thoughts?

SaraFair I have it on my shelf, and the size is scaring me away so far- 3y
Bookdragon69 I liked both books. The second book did bring closure to a couple of characters that I had wondered about. 3y
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