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LadyElaine

LadyElaine

Joined June 2016

Star Trek nerd. Standup comic. Hoopy Frood who knows where her towel is.
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Lost and Wanted: A Novel | Nell Freudenberger
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Always nice to see a good Elaine in a book! Currently on book 2 of my @24in48 weekend. 6 hours in!

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Excited to dig into this one! Pun intended.

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Lady history getting me through my workday!

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This book absolutely wrecked me. The reviews had me expecting something a bit light-hearted and what I got was something that knew all of the secret terrible things I‘ve thought and said about myself for as long as I can remember. Golly, this one came out of nowhere, which I suppose means it‘s a really good book but right now has me wanting to drop it from the top of Mount Doom.

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Starting on this while dinner‘s in the oven!

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Very excited to dig in to this today!

Linsy Truth! 🙌 1y
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Could use a bit of collective joy today. Just started this one on audio as I get through my daily chores.

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Soft in the Head | Marie-Sabine Roger
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I do love a book about loving books! Hour 9ish of my #24in48 day. Hoping to finish this one tonight!

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First stop on my #24in48 stack was finishing this book about the power of female friendships. Pausing now for a quick lunch break, and to write love letters to all my female friends. Love this section from the book about America‘s favorite besties, Oprah and Gayle.

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My #24in48 stack so far, along with some ebooks from the library 📚 📚📚

LadyElaine Me too! It‘s been on my shelf forever and I feel like its time has come. :) 2y
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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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Could not believe how bad this was. Poorly written characters in poorly written situations. When the author described the lighting in a scene by comparing it to an Instagram filter, I finally gave up on it.

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Mehso-so

I wanted to LOVE this. Kids in the Hall was an obsession of mine in high school. I quoted it incessantly and used it as a litmus test for who was cool enough to be friends with. The author is clearly a fanboy, and that may be the issue. Too many opinions and not enough facts. I did very much enjoy reading the KITH origin story, but wish the group had really been involved in the making of the book. Recommended for superfans. #24in48

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I‘m crushing your head! 12mo
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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No one gets my sleuthing senses going like Agatha Christie! I also love this quote from the introduction. Humblebragging at its best. #24in48

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Papa seems like a hoopy frood who knows where his towel is. #24in48

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Brunch time break in my #24in48 day. Slow going on this book, since every time I giggle at what I‘m reading I have to go back and read aloud to my boyfriend. Should have gotten the audiobook!

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Getting my #24in48 stack finalized!

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First book of 2018 and it gets all the stars. ⭐️🧘🏻‍♀️⭐️🧘🏽‍♀️⭐️🧘🏾‍♂️⭐️🧘🏼‍♂️⭐️

Owlizabeth I love Jessamyn! 2y
DebbieGrillo Love her! 2y
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I was ready to bail on this one around the 50 page mark, but so glad I didn‘t. Holy moly this book snuck up on me.

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“Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.” -Ford Prefect, and also me when I make breakfast tacos for lunch

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Becoming unstuck in time doesn‘t sound so bad somedays.

tjwill I have that mug too, and it is one of my favorites! 2y
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Don‘t judge me for just now getting to July‘s BOTM selection. True crime isn‘t normally a go-to for me, but this one really held my interest. The love story at the center of 67 arsons was heartbreaking and oddly relatable. Definitely recommended!

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Early birthday present from my favorite fella, about my favorite Canadian sketch comedy troupe.

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Reading about Lillian Boxfish has got me learning about her real life inspiration, Margaret Fishback. She's almost Ogden Nash-ier than Ogden Nash.

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So. Much. Yes.

Nerdfins PREACH! 🙌🏻 3y
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Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Used a lazy Sunday to wrap up Evelyn's story. Really enjoyed this one, although my favorite line is from the acknowledgements: "Shout louder, dream bigger, and take less shit."

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After an unnecessarily emotional conversation this morning, digging in to this book after a failed start a few months ago. #werk

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Commencing my annual re-read of my all-time fave book. Doing a chapter a day, reading and discussing a chapter a day with my hoopy frood of a boyfriend.

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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"Fury spends itself pretty quickly when there's no fury facing it."

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SLAM! #1 | Pamela Ribon
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Impulsively chosen from my library's collection of comics in Hoopla. Love me some badass derby gals!

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The snow isn't stopping any time soon, so my TBR pile is getting smaller today!

BookishMarginalia 😳🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
MyNamesParadise Whoa!where is that? 3y
LadyElaine @MyNamesParadise I'm in Oregon, up in the mountains. We're used to snow, but this is a bit much! 3y
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Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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The icicles in my window this morning gave me a very distinct memory of reading The Lovely Bones in one sitting, alone in a quiet house, and being thoroughly creeped out. Funny how even more than a decade after you read something, bookish memories abound. Also of note, I did not exact any icicle-related revenge.

MyNamesParadise I always remember the episode of Greys Anatomy where Cristina slips outside the hospital and then an icicle plunges into her abdomen and that's how Owen was introduced. 3y
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Fascinating stuff! Vegetarian recipes dating back to 1699. I'm not totally sure I could follow these as written, but there are some interesting things in here.

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First book of 2017! Seemed an appropriate way to kick off the new year.

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Let the vegan baking begin! My cookbook collection definitely gets a workout this time of year. 🏋🏻‍♀️🍪Spicy chocolate snickerdoodles already in the oven, pumpkin cinnamon bread and apple ginger pie on deck. Happy Life Day! #nom #christmaseve

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Listening at 1.25x speed brings it to appropriately Gilmore-ian speed.

Sydsavvy Bought this for my daughter to read. 😊👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LadyElaine @Sydsavvy awesome! I really enjoyed it, hope she does too! 3y
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After a weeklong business trip away from home, I was craving something fun and fast to read. This fit the bill perfectly, and I read it straight through on a 4 hour flight. Big city pastry chef has a bit of a meltdown and ends up in eccentric small town Vermont, where the apple pie contest at the county fair is big business. Fair warning: this book will make you want to bake and eat all of the pies. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🍰

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My Salinger Year | Joanna Rakoff
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Not as much #readathon time as planned today, but slowly getting through my TBR stack. As someone who never got farther in to Salinger's work than the required reading in high school, I was worried this one might not hold my interest. It was a fun, fast read.

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Another #booksinbars night, waiting for open mic to start.

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When your digital library loan expires in a day and you haven't started the book yet.

SeeJulieRead It makes the reading more exciting :) 3y
MyNamesParadise That happens to me all the time! I arrange my reading order by due date! 3y
Megabooks Go go go!!! 3y
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Perfect blurb on the front of this book.

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Amateur sadists, stolen trophies, and Johnny Carson. Brautigan never disappoints.

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Sex Object: A Memoir | Jessica Valenti
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Scary and sad and relatable and maddening.

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Mehso-so

This book was not quite what I expected... not that there's anything wrong with that. But is it spongeworthy? I wanted a bit more critical analysis of the show and its impact, but got a timeline of Seinfeld history told through old interviews with writers. Fun for the superfan. 3 out of 5 tainted wedding invites ✉️✉️✉️

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Cheers to the freakin' weekend! Especially when all your library holds come in!

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When you're onstage telling jokes and the lights are bright enough that you can't see anyone, you can pretend the bar is empty and that's why there isn't any laughter. And then you get home and read Buddy Cole's book for the billionth time and remember how fun and awesomely amazing comedy is. All of the stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Prepping Breaking Bad trivia for next month, and found this little gem at a local thrift store. Book prizes are the best prizes! #letscook #foodnotmethobviously

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Heart Is a Lonely Hunter | Carson McCullers
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My #TBR stack has way too many #icantbelieveihaventreadthisyet titles. Making a dent in that this week, starting with a book passionately recommended by my mother more than a decade ago, which I somehow have never finished.

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Panpan

I enjoyed Rules of Civility so much, but was disappointed with this. There's no real character development, and no plot to speak of. This felt like a writing exercise for the author, rather than a true continuation of the story.

irre Where did you find this book? I can‘t seem to find it to buy anywhere. 2y
LadyElaine It was a Kindle single, if I remember correctly. 2y
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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin
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A re-read of an old fave, after bailing on two books in a row.

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Tales of the City | Armistead Maupin

A re-read of an old fave, after bailing on two books in a row.