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LauraJ

LauraJ

Joined March 2016

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Solar: A Novel | Ian McEwan
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Mehso-so

This one never clicked for me. The main character reminded me of someone out of a Philip Roth novel.
#AAMIME

ValerieAndBooks Haven‘t seen you post for a while...hope all‘s well with you and your cats 💖 1y
Trashcanman Where are you!!! Come back! 1y
Trashcanman Where you be?? 1y
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Trashcanman Getting worried 1y
robinb Hope you are well, Laura! 💕 1y
Trashcanman Where the fuck are you?? Worried 1y
Trashcanman God damn it Laura! 1y
Trashcanman I feel left out! Where's this bitchin party you're at? 1y
Trashcanman 👁👁 1y
vivastory I hope you are doing well & are absent for good reasons! 1y
Trashcanman So today sucked but at least the air was better in L.A 1y
Trashcanman I don't pray, but I truly hope you are ok. Worried about you. Just wish I knew you were ok 1y
Trashcanman 👁👁💥 14mo
Trashcanman Well...its 100 miles to Chicago, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. 13mo
Trashcanman God I hope you are ok, and didn't get covid. Or locked your self out of your home and been patiently waiting ever since. 13mo
Trashcanman God damn you Bernice 12mo
Trashcanman WTH is going on with you?? Where you be!!! 11mo
TheBookHippie @Trashcanman I was wondering the same thing.
Hope all is okay.
10mo
Trashcanman @TheBookHippie I'm legit concerned. 10mo
TheBookHippie @Trashcanman I am too I've been watching this post with HOPE. But I have to be honest I am very worried. Does anyone know how to find out if she's okay?? 10mo
Trashcanman @TheBookHippie I don't know to be honest. 10mo
Trashcanman I wish I knew you were ok and just wanted time to yourself 9mo
Trashcanman Just pop in at least to say you're alive. 7mo
Trashcanman 😔 7mo
Trashcanman Miss you 6mo
Trashcanman Still miss you
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Trashcanman Damn you Laura Jones!! 2mo
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Amsterdam | Ian MacEwan
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Pickpick

Is this supposed to be a dark comedy? I found it amusing and enjoyable.
#AAMIME

Libby1 So did I! 1y
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My Stay At Home project is learning about cryptocurrency. Fun audiobook so far.

Trashcanman Where you at??? 2y
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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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Mehso-so

I still love Murderbot, but this isn‘t the strongest book in the series. The setup takes too long and there‘s a lot of repetition before the story gets moving. Once the action kicks in, it‘s fun. The plot is thin and I didn‘t care about the characters. Hopefully this is just an arc to get to book #4.

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Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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Pickpick

A unique thriller told from the perspective of a fetus.
#AuthorAMonth

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Twilight Sleep | Edith Wharton
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Mehso-so

It took me all month to finish this. It was too frivolous to enjoy during a pandemic.
#AAMEW - book 5

Soubhiville Nice photo 😻 2y
LauraJ @Soubhiville Thank you. Cecil is a reluctant model. 2y
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

Another upper class New York novel, with characters falling in love with someone who society deems unacceptable.
#AAMEW

batsy I adore those floral Dover covers! 2y
LauraJ @batsy Me too...also love that they‘re so affordable! 2y
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The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

A 29 year old orphaned woman is taken in by relatives, and suffers from pride and upperclass social mores...and a gambling addiction! As usual, Wharton‘s main character falls in love with the wrong man. After reading five of her books in a row, they start to blur together. Still, there‘s something comforting about them.
#AAMEW

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Summer - A Novel | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

A young orphaned woman, who was raised by relatives suffers because of pride and small town societal mores. Standard Wharton themes, but an enjoyable read.
#AuthorAMonth

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Rogue Protocol | Martha Wells
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How amazing is Tor? They publish so many good books and they give away so many good books. So over this work week and ready for Murderbot!

Ruthiella I ❤️ Murderbot! I‘m looking forward to the full length novel that is supposed to be coming out this May. 😀 (edited) 2y
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Ethan Frome | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

Short but powerful novel. Wharton‘s specialty seems to be the downfall of orphaned young women. There‘s an emphasis on cold and colors that made me hope I misinterpreted what they foreshadowed. Glad I reread this when I had a chance to appreciate it.
#AuthorAMonth

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Pickpick

This book revolves around Sidney Gottlieb, but the real subject is the CIA‘s search for mind control techniques. They never succeeded and the experiments conducted are amazing and frequently inhumane. This was a book club read. Everyone liked it, though most of us were having a hard time focus a month into CA‘s Stay At Home ordinance. And we all agreed that the audiobook version is not good. Check out Wormwood on Netflix for a bit of the story.

Billypar I only know a little about this story so I'd be interested to learn more. I think it needs a better title though - definitely not what I was imagining when I first saw it. 2y
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Lap Cat | Joy A. Hittner
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For those having issues working from home...
#catsoflitsy

Soubhiville That‘s awesome! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl 😂😂😍 2y
Eggs I laughed out loud 😂😂😂 Love this! 2y
JenReadsAlot Omg that's awesome! 2y
jb72 😂 adorable! 2y
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Today‘s #catmeme for @Soubhiville and @jb72
Kinda want to try this!

Soubhiville Oh my gosh that‘s a funny idea. 😂 2y
Leftcoastzen 😂👏 2y
jb72 LOL bad puppy! 2y
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LauraJ @Soubhiville Looks like I‘ve just spent my stimulus check! 2y
Tonton 😂😂😂 2y
CoverToCoverGirl OMG.. I have 4 kitties.. a visually clear image.. thanks I really needed that belly laugh! 🤭👀😂😂😂 2y
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jb72 LOL awesome 🐈😹 2y
Sleepswithbooks 😂 😂 2y
Soubhiville Wow that‘s an angry looking kitty! 2y
LauraJ @Soubhiville I may have to crochet Cecil some bunny ears! 2y
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Borrowed this from @penguinusa on Instagram. 🖤

wanderinglynn So pretty! 😍 2y
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Monk and Cecil are as unhappy with this book‘s narrator as I am. I used to do a lot of voiceover work It‘s a different skill than narration. This guy is an announcer and it feels like he‘s shouting the book at me. Help! I‘d buy a hard copy, but it won‘t reach me in time for my book club. #catsoflitsy

Megabooks Scribd is free right now. Maybe download and check for the ebook?? 2y
Megabooks Nope, I just checked my account and it‘s not there. Boo!! 2y
LauraJ @Megabooks Thanks for checking. I‘ve been on my library‘s waitlist for six weeks and I‘m still waiting. 2y
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Leftcoastzen Omg , they are pretty close together! 2y
wanderinglynn Your kitties are so pretty! 🖤🐱 2y
Reagan Wow, your cat looks a lot like my cat. Very beautiful! 2y
Meaw_catlady Such beautiful kitties!!! 🖤😻 2y
Soubhiville I occasionally bail on an audiobook because I can‘t handle the narrator. Who is it? There‘s only one narrator I won‘t ever listen to: Scott Brick. (Which is funny as I know I‘ve seen other Littens say they love him. His reading just grates on my nerves!) 2y
LeahBergen They are so sweet! 💕💕 2y
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Bewitched | Edith Wharton
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Pickpick

My first #AuthorAMonth for April is a short, atmospheric story about a man committing adultry with a ghost. Or maybe it‘s a vampire? Good intro to Wharton. 3.5/5

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Funny Cats | J. C. Suares, Jane Martin
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I could do this all day! @jb72
#fillaprilwithfunny

Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣 that‘s great! 2y
ravenlee 😂😂😂😂 2y
jb72 😂🤣🤣 I love it! 😻 2y
AkashaVampie Thanks sweetie for posting for #FillAprilWithFunny 2y
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Funny Cats | J. C. Suares, Jane Martin
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Can‘t wait to see what everyone posts!

Cathythoughts Love this 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Soubhiville Poor kitty 😂 2y
jb72 😂 that‘s awesome! 2y
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Pink Moon | Stef Ann Holm
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Unproductive
Indecisiveness
Motivation. I‘m still working full time at an office, but I do very little with my nights.
@Meaw_catlady @sprainedbrain #moonreflections

Meaw_catlady Don‘t put yourself down for not getting much done after work! Times are super tough and the fact that you are making it to work everyday is amazing you are so strong! It‘s okay to just rest and practice self care when you get home! Sending support and love your way! 🌕💛💕 2y
sprainedbrain Motivation is hard for me right now, too! Blessings. ❤️ 2y
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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The man just doesn‘t get it. Yet, like Mieko Kawakami, I still enjoy his books.

https://lithub.com/a-feminist-critique-of-murakami-novels-with-murakami-himself/

Cathythoughts Oh I will enjoy having a listen to this later on 👍🏻 2y
NeedsMoreBooks Just read this and had the same reaction 🙄 2y
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Twilight Sleep | Edith Wharton
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Foster kitty likes Lola, but not my other cat.
Starting on some Wharton for #AuthorAMonth.
#catsoflitsy

Leftcoastzen 😻🐶❤️ 2y
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The Collapsing Empire | John Scalzi
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Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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Pickpick

I was happy to see the return of several characters from A Wild Sheep Chase. A good and often creepy finish to the Rat series.
And even though we‘re at the end of this #AuthorAMonth, I‘ll be finishing the rest of these soon!

erzascarletbookgasm Great collection 👍 2y
Soubhiville Logged-19📚 2y
LauraJ @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m in love with the UK covers. 2y
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I love Murakami‘s short stories. It‘s hard to choose a favorite from this collection, but “Poor Aunt” is the one that sticks with me the most.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Logged-18📚 2y
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Working and reading. Hope to finish this one today.
#AuthorAMonth

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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami
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Pickpick

I liked this trippy tale about power and sheep! Best of The Rat books.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Logged-17📚 2y
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Pinball, 1973 | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

The second book in The Rat series has a bit of a plot. The main character goes searching for a rare pinball machine. Otherwise, it‘s more of the same as Wind. Not bad, but another you can skip in the series.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Logged-16📚 2y
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Hear the Wind Sing | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

There‘s no plot in Murakami‘s first book, but it does introduce themes that he returns to again and again in later works. It also seems semi-autobiographical, from what I know about Murakami. The men are lonely, divorced and utterly clueless about women. But they do have good taste in music. It‘s the first book in The Rat series, but you won‘t miss much if you skip it.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Logged-15📚 2y
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This is my new zen. https://youtu.be/_6wbfVWVk8Q live panda cam!
#keeplitsypositive

guinsgirlreads I‘ve been watching the Cheetah‘s and Penguins at ours! Thanks for this! 👍🏻 2y
JenReadsAlot I love that! 2y
Julsmarshall Love this! I‘ve been watching the otter cam too! 2y
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guinsgirlreads @Julsmarshall OMG there‘s an otter cam?! 😍😍 2y
LauraJ @guinsgirlreads Monterey Bay Zoo. It‘s adorable! 2y
Julsmarshall @guinsgirlreads and @LauraJ that‘s the one! 2y
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The Monk | Matthew Lewis
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Today is the first day my foster cat, Felineous Monk has decided to spend time in the living room. Only took him a month. Cecil and I still can‘t touch him.
#catsoflitsy

Tamra A beauty! 2y
DebinHawaii Gorgeous. 😻Love that elegant tail! 2y
vivastory Best cat name ever 😂 2y
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Trashcanman I second that motion! Best 🐈 name on Earth 2y
Leftcoastzen He‘s beautiful! You are so wonderful to foster! 2y
Meaw_catlady He‘s so beautiful!!! Love him! 😻😻 2y
ValerieAndBooks 😍. Is that a white nose, or just how the light is hitting him? 2y
LauraJ @ValerieAndBooks just the light. He does have a small white patch on his chest and another on his lower abdomen. 2y
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Dance Dance Dance | Haruki Murakami
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Cecil likes to read upside down. Working my way through Murakami‘s books. Reviews to come.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Oh I love this photo ❤️ 2y
Meaw_catlady 🖤🖤😻😻 2y
rubyslippersreads 😹😻 2y
AlaMich That‘s a “scratch my chin” pose if ever I saw one! 2y
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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

Most of these stories almost work, but the women are so uninteresting. Maybe if I were pining away for a lost love, I would have liked it better.
#AuthorAMonth

Trashcanman 👋🏼👋🏼😘 2y
LauraJ @Trashcanman 👋🏼👋🏼💪🏼 2y
Trashcanman @LauraJ 👋🏼👋🏼🤞🏼 2y
ValerieAndBooks That does seem to be a theme with Murakami in general. 2y
Soubhiville Logged, 14📚 (edited) 2y
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Clock Dance | Anne Tyler
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Here‘s a cool freebie!

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The 10% Happier app is offering a lot of free content to help deal with our current situation. check it out here: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide
#KeepLitsyPositive

Karisa Love that app! Much needed these days! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence Thanks for sharing. I for some reason hadn‘t heard of that project before. 2y
LauraJ @LiteraryinLititz I really like it. Also, the entire app is free for all medical workers. 2y
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Meaw_catlady Just downloaded this! I‘ve been feeling a heaviness in my chest and I need to breathe. 2y
LauraJ @Meaw_catlady Hope it helps! Hugging cats is also helpful if yours is cooperative. 2y
nelehelen Love this 2y
LauraJ @nelehelen The best part is seeing Dan Harris‘ tabby crawl all over him as he meditates. 😹 2y
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Killing Commendatore | Haruki Murakami
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Panpan

Maaaaaybe this story doesn‘t translate well, but I suspect it‘s just crap. There‘s some interesting stuff about a painting and metaphors. Then there are obsessive descriptions about the breasts of every female character. Murakami has never been good at writing women. Here they‘re especially (ahem) flat. Way too much detail on meals eaten and clothes worn. At 400 pages this could have been a great book, but at 700+, it‘s just a mess.
#AuthorAMonth

KatieDid927 I don‘t disagree. 2y
NeedsMoreBooks I am a quarter into this and I think it needed heavy editing 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 13📚 2y
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A belated THANKS to all the Littens who offered kind words when My cat Abby died a few weeks ago. It was rough and I really appreciate the thoughts.

CBee She is just beautiful. I am so very sorry 💔 2y
NeedsMoreBooks She was gorgeous. Sorry for your loss. 2y
Cinfhen 💕💕💕 2y
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jen_the_scribe So sorry for your loss 🙏❤ 2y
Literary_Siren What a pretty girl! Sending you lots of love! 2y
Reagan So sorry for your loss ❤️ 2y
AlaMich I‘m so sorry. She looks like a sweetheart. 💙 2y
Meaw_catlady Sending hugs 🤗 she was such a beauty and know you will always have a piece of her in your heart! Love and light to you lovely 2y
Bette She's so beautiful. ❤️🐱💔 2y
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I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this. I‘m incredibly unathletic, but I was watching the L.A. Marathon from my window as I listened and now have a better understanding of why anyone would want to do such a thing! There‘s also a lot about Murakami‘s writing, which is ultimately why this book worked for me. I‘m reading “The Rat” trilogy and am seeing bits of Murakami‘s life seeping into the settings and characters. 4/5🎽
#authoramonth

Trashcanman 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼🤗😘 2y
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 12📚 2y
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A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel | Haruki Murakami
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When you‘re reading about Pi on 3.14...
#authoramonth

j.rye I usually celebrate Pi day and completely forgot this year!! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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I had to euthanize my cat Abby last week and I haven‘t been able to focus on anything. For 16 years, she curled up with me every time I opened a book. She was the best cat ever. 😿

merelybookish I'm so sorry! 😔 💕 2y
robinb So very sorry for your loss. She sounds like she was a precious friend. 🙏 2y
NeedsMoreBooks I am so sorry. She sounds adorable. 😔💖 2y
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wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💔🐱🌈❤️ 2y
rubyslippersreads I‘m so sorry. She sounds like a lovely kitty. 😿❤️ 2y
vivastory I'm so sorry for your loss. 💔😩 2y
Megabooks I am so terribly sorry! Sending hugs and strength. 💕💕 2y
Leftcoastzen I‘m so sorry! Losing a dear one like that is so difficult, hugs to you. 2y
LeahBergen Ohhh! I‘m so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs to you! ❤️❤️ 2y
Birdsong28 So sorry for your loss. Sending you lots of love 😘 ❤️ 📚 📖 2y
Scochrane26 Sorry for your loss. Our pets are family. 2y
Tonton So very sorry for your loss. Love, light, peace. 2y
Bette They are very dear. I really understand, we just lost our Theo. I'm sorry for your loss. 💔🌈🐱 2y
kezzlou85 So sorry for your loss. 2y
Wife What a beautiful picture of your dear kitty. I‘m sorry for your loss 💔 2y
julesG I'm so sorry for your loss. 2y
Hufflepuffle I‘m so very sorry for your loss 💔 2y
Centique That is so so hard. Sending love 💕 2y
ljuliel Very sorry about your kitty. ❤️ 2y
Amiable 😢 I‘m so sorry 2y
Reagan So sorry for your loss ❤️ 2y
Butterfinger Such a sweet picture. I'm sorry for your loss. 2y
TheDaysGoBy So sorry for your loss! 2y
JacqMac So sorry. Hugs. 💕 2y
Eggs Awww so sorry dear 💔 2y
Soubhiville I‘m so sorry Laura. Hugs. 2y
Susanita I‘m sorry. 😢💔 2y
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 2y
TheSpineView So so sorry! ❤hugs❤ 2y
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔❤️ 2y
effani I'm so sorry! ❤ She was a beautiful cat. 16 years is a good long life, but it's never long enough. 2y
Djspens So sorry 😢 Our pets make great reading partners. 2y
Redwritinghood Sorry for your loss. 💔💔 2y
ravenlee I‘m so sorry. I‘ve been grieving for my two cats for almost two years and still miss them every day. I hope your heart starts to heal soon. 2y
DebReads4fun So very sorry for your loss. 2y
Palimpsest I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2y
Tamra So hard. 💜 2y
LauraBrook Oh, I‘m so sorry. I‘m still grieving my 14 & 16 year olds. Be kind to yourself and I hope you can enjoy your lovely memories without completely breaking down every time. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Cuilin So sorry for your loss. Take care. 2y
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no! That is always such a heartbreaking decision, even when we know it‘s in the animal‘s best interest! I‘m so sorry! 😔 2y
rabbitprincess I‘m so sorry ♥️♥️ 2y
BookwormM So sorry 💕💕 2y
Meaw_catlady I am so sorry !!!!! It was her time but that doesn‘t make it less hard! Sending you hugs and love!!! 🖤🖤🖤 2y
ValerieAndBooks Just saw this — I am so sorry about Abby. I know you‘re missing her. Hugs to you 💖 2y
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The Intuitionist: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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The best way to describe this is Literary Noir. It‘s my favorite Colson Whitehead book so far. It‘s about being an outsider and elevators. Difficult to describe, but perfect if you‘re looking for a unique read.
#AuthorAMonth

NeedsMoreBooks I enjoyed this one 😊 2y
jessinikkip 😂 The cat doesnt look extremely pleased by the book 2y
Soubhiville What a great photo! 2y
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Book of Speculation | Erika Swyler
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Waiting to see a new therapist. The waiting room reading material does not inspire confidence.

LiteraryinLawrence So true! Hope your session goes well. 💗 2y
Bookwomble Yikes! I hope you have a good experience with the actual therapist 🙂 2y
FlowerFairy Good luck! 🍀 Hope it goes well! I have this one on Mount TBR. Looking forward to it. 2y
Eggbeater 😂 You should bring that in with you and lead with it! 2y
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We all know that this is a good book. But why the one magical element of the train when the rest of the story is so real?
#AuthorAMonth

Trashcanman 🤗🤗 2y
Itchyfeetreader I really struggled with this on my first read. I think I am far too literal ! 2y
Soubhiville I hope to finish this one today. I wondered about the train too... 2y
Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 10!📚 2y
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Sag Harbor: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I didn‘t go to a private school and my parents didn‘t have a summer home, but I still found Whitehead‘s semi autobiographical story relatable. We were both D&D playing, Fangoria-reading dorks with bad haircuts who yearned to be cool. There‘s no deep plot, just an amusing look at growing up in the 80‘s and a character trying to figure out who he is.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 9!📚 2y
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The Other Mrs | Mary Kubica
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Mehso-so

If you can get past the fact that no former emergency room doc would even be this clueless about a medical condition, this is a mediocre thriller with mediocre writing. I found the twists to be predictable.

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A Noise Downstairs | Linwood Barclay
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Mehso-so

Cecil was spooked by this book, Abby just wanted to know why these people didn‘t get a cheap camera to see what was up with the haunted typewriter. I‘m with Abby. I couldn‘t buy into the supernatural angle, but I‘d definitely give another book by Barclay a shot.
#NewYearWhoDis

Meaw_catlady 😻😻😻 2y
vivastory I admit, I had to suspend my disbelief a bit on this one but it paid off 2y
monalyisha “Haunted typewriter” sounds kinda awesome, though. 🙃 2y
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Zone One: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Mehso-so

Very pretty writing about a zombie plague that questions whether the infected or the uninfected in Manhattan are really all that different. Dull characters, not much of a plot, mildly amusing satire.
#AuthorAMonth

Soubhiville Logged, that‘s 8! 📚 2y
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The Shadow King | Maaza Mengiste
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Per #BookSpin, this is what I‘ll be reading this month! So glad you did this, @TheAromaofBooks
I‘m so indecisive. And there‘s the sloth lamp, @4thhouseontheleft

Bklover I love the sloth lamp!! 2y
LauraJ @Bklover it‘s from Target‘s kids section. 2y
Bklover It‘s cute!! 2y
4thhouseontheleft 😍😍😍 2y
TheAromaofBooks Glad to help you pick one off the list, and your lamp is adorable! 2y
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Mehso-so

Whitehead‘s book about the World Series of Poker is funny and snarky. I like that. And I know a few of the types who think they are poker champ material. He catches the scene accurately. He writes about himself as much as he writes about the game and that‘s what held my interest. But I listened to him narrate the book and his delivery is akin to a poetry slam performance...for six hours. Eh. Read only if you‘re a poker fan or fellow anhedionian.

Soubhiville First post of this author, congratulations! Logged 📚 2y
Soubhiville BTW That‘s 7! 2y
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