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LaurenEH57

LaurenEH57

Joined April 2016

Friend of librarians. Slytherin.
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The War of the Roses by Warren Adler
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11.22.63 by Stephen King
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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
Bailedbailed

Womp womp. Just didn't hold my attention.

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Inherent Vice | Thomas Pynchon
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I love a perfect quote about how people interact. #docsportello #inherentvice #kindness

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The Lady and the Unicorn | Tracy Chevalier
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This book is proving very zoomable, and it's been wonderful to spend a Sunday doing nothing but reading. #monseuldesir

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Book haul from the library sale today. Also does anyone know how to turn off that annoying @Litsy pop up that says "shake to leave feedback"? #tbr #treatyoshelf

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I saw that these were coming out, but did not realize it was because this book is 20 years old. HOW?#igetthepassingoftime #feelingold #slytherin

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I'm a little backed up on my book-of-the-day/what-to-read calendar, but I always make sure I go through the days I missed. This book made it to the #tbr; we'll see.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I judge books by their covers; not thrilled about it, but there it is. I was just watching Hulu, and saw a spot for a new dystopian series, narrated by a smart, tough female character. Then the title: The Handmaid's Tale. And I was like, "Whaaaat, that book isn't about a farm?" YES, THAT WAS MY ASSUMPTION. Literally thought it was like, Amish romance. I never noticed it's by Margaret Atwood. Anyhow, now I am on a 40-person waitlist for the ebook.

MinDea I just bought this book today! I am so excited to read it! Not about an amish farm at all😁😁 3y
E-book Hahahaha I love you. Bonnet fiction! 3y
E-book Also, you got sorted into slytherin?! 😹 3y
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LaurenEH57 @E-book Yes, I am in Slytherin. I am cunning. 3y
Librarianaut Slytherins rule 🐍🐍🐍😎😎 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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I loved that as reading The Princess Diarist, I felt like I was listening to a long, wonderful interview with CF, in all her bluntness and eloquentness. However... there is a lot of 19-yo pining — complete with poems — that just goes on a little too long. Plus quite a few fan encounters that while nutty, just didn't keep my interest. But overall, a good read with interesting tidbits, in CF's voice, which is great for any story.

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The perfect book to kick off 2017, and to finish after a shitty day. I officially love Shirley Jackson, and wish she had had the long career of Agatha Christie so I could be planning to read 64 more of her novels, and then some short stories and such. Jackson's atmosphere of uneasy creepiness permeated with sweetness is just right for me. #wehavealwayslivedinthecastle #januaryreads #alittennamedmerricat #suckerforbookquotes

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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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This was one of the more unique books I've read this year, for multiple reasons: The story, the violence, the omniscient POV, the revealing of details and information little by little, as a person would actually think of them, and other things I don't want to mention, because I don't want to give anything away, or mark as containing a spoiler. #readingchallengecomplete #2016 🔒🛎

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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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Ending 2016 with a bang: Completed my Reading Challenge, baked a cake, took a week off work with nothing blowing up. Here's to a better 2017, and 30 books, because I'm realistic and underpromise, overdeliver.

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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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I've decided on Security by Gina Wohlsdorf for my final Goodreads #ReadingChallenge book. About 25 pages in and so far, so good. Liking the literal eye-in-the-sky POV.

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The Casual Vacancy | J.K. Rowling
Bailedbailed

From an author who has created so many characters I love and care about, I just didn't care.

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A couple choices for my last book of the year, to hit my Goodreads Reading Challenge. Still haven't made my decision. #readingchallenge

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Best enjoyed with a damn good cup of coffee. Except at 10 p.m.

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I had to look up what exactly this bird is (bird of prey, raptor). Love the animations created for the Patronuses. #harrypotter #slytherin #patronus

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Makes me want to read more Agatha Christie... glad she was as annoyed by Hercule Poirot as I am. (Maybe I'll try a Miss Marple story.)

Varshitha I havent read any Miss Marple books either.. Time to pick it up next 3y
LaurenEH57 @Varshitha I stopped reading Murder on the Orient Express because of Poirot. #bailed This graphic novel also talked about her other duo detectives (which I'd never even heard of), Tommy and Tuppence. 3y
Varshitha Ooh i had not heard of them either, thanks for letting me know.. Murder on the Orient Express is one of my favourites .. but yea Poirot can be annoying 😄 3y
LiteraryinLititz My library just ordered this book at my request. I get to read it first when it comes in! :) 3y
LiteraryinLititz @LaurenEH57 @Varshitha I'm an Agatha Christie nerd. Tommy and Tuppence are a cute married couple who used to be spies of some sort and now solve mysteries. At first they are young newlyweds and in the later books they are retired. Their books are good, but I prefer Poirot and Marple. 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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This book is amazing, and the characters and their stories will definitely stay with me for a long while. Everyone should read this. Thanks for the reco, @Churchlady I wouldn't have picked this up myself.

Varshitha This one was a great read... I wouldnt have picked it up either if not for Litsy 3y
LaurenEH57 Litsy is the best. 💯 3y
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I have a lot of books on advertising and marketing (or writing), because people in advertising and marketing love to write books, blogs, guides, articles, etc., etc., about marketing and advertising... Sometimes good and insightful, mostly bad and captain obvious. These are all books I really enjoyed, from the top book of blurbs, to the bottom One Show collection. #somethingforsept #workplacebooks @RealLifeReading @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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Not sure what to expect, but I know I need to work the definition of "the nix" that refers to a white ghost horse that steals children away into my everyday vernacular. #tbr ?

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Fourteen-year-old Ada having to deal with David's "faltering" mind by herself is giving me all the feels. ?

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#favefemalecharacter, or at least one of them, is Hermione. I wish I was a bit more like her growing up — bold, unapologetically smart and assertive. Another #favfemalecharacter is Carolyn from The Library at Mount Char. #augustofpages @TheSpinecrackersBookClub

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Mehso-so

I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who finds the description intriguing. However, the intensity and suspense that start the book kind of die out, and there wasn't quite the driving, keep-me-awake plot/series of events I expected. Yet, I still wanted to know what happened to the characters (especially Melanie).

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I'm pretty proud of myself, considering I had the same goal for 2015, and I'm not sure I even got to 50%. 🙌 #dumbjob #alsolimitingrereading

BookishMarginalia 👍🏼👏🏼 3y
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End of Watch | Stephen King
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By the time I got to Heads and Skins I had kind of lost interest in how this would all play out. Although I think Stephen King missed an excellent opportunity for a sequel to Christine. 😂❄️🚗

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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This book cover is the equivalent of the name of a TV show being used in the dialogue (or book title, I suppose). #ohhhhTHATSwhy

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End of Watch | Stephen King
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Due to an auto-checkout setting on my Kindle, I ended up with 4 books to read in 3 weeks (just a bit too much for me). Now strategically planning my reading schedule (ha) based on what can't be renewed, starting with End Of Watch. #bookhaul #library #butfirstbooks

DivineDiana I understand! Two of my reserves just came in at the same time and I had just picked up two from the new book shelves. And these are not light reads. But, I too am going to "make it work"! ?? 3y
LaurenEH57 @DivineDiana it's a good "problem" to have, haha 3y
MrBook I love having that problem 😂👍🏻👌🏻. 3y
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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Loved this quote in My Lady Jane, but apparently I feel comfy enough (I'd been considering it). This is a fun story of extremely revised history (Kings stop being sexist), with a leading lady — Lady Jane Grey — who loves books, and is smart, opinionated and thoughtful. It was a perfect book to read over vacation.

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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A gorgeous day to sit outside, do some reading and listen to the local community concert band. Classical music makes a great backdrop for My Lady Jane. 🎼

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Tar Baby | Toni Morrison
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True to its flap, this really is a story of relationships. Multiple characters reflect on each plotline, progressing the story and their personalities through their reactions (above), secrets and different beliefs. Beautifully written and thoughtful, with insight into how people truly interact and react.

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#sundayfunday with good ebook deals on some titles that have been on my to-read list for awhile. Notorious RBG, and Where'd You Go Bernadette, both $2.99 or less. Not sure what I'll start once I finish Tar Baby. #choices #choices

MrBook Great books! 3y
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Tar Baby | Toni Morrison

"...[T]he windows could be left open even in a storm and no rain could enter the rooms — only wind, scents and torn-away leaves." What a perfect description of summer storms.

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Ulysses | James Joyce
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I was assigned to read the first 8 chapters of this in college. I made it about 5 pages. I don't believe anyone has ever actually read this book.

MrBook 😂😂😂👍🏻 Why in particular? 3y
LaurenEH57 Books need punctuation and cohesive thought. Both are missing from Ulysses. Especially non-rambling, three-page-run-on-sentence cohesive thoughts. 3y
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Creepy and snappy, and as the book progresses you're not sure what's real and what's imagined. Excited to read Shirley Jackson's other novels and more short stories.

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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Didn't put it together that Shirley Jackson is the same author of The Lottery (until I read the intro), which I loved in high school English, and makes me more excited to read this.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Terrific. Just like Wilbur.

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Somehow I never read Charlotte's Web as a kid. I think I probably appreciate it more at 32 anyhow.

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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So ominous. Probably more than any series I've ever picked up, I feel the whole Southern Reach needs to be read all at once. Lots of little details and intricacies, so much to highlight on my Kindle. If I had read this in installments as it was published, the suspense would have killed me.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Because I really want to read Jane Steele, but don't remember much of what happens in Jane Eyre, today I picked up a shiny new model to replace my old one, just like Mr. Rochester. #reread

Leisa_T Your old model is the same as my old model and first copy! Scholastic book club at the age of 12. I laid on the couch for eight hours straight and read it all the way through. Didn't even get up to eat! 3y
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Started this a couple days ago. Perhaps enjoyed it even more tonight with giant French macrons.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I sometimes avoid books like this because I assume they will be "too sad" (I judge books by their covers and my own personal whims, foolishly). However, A Man Called Ove was funny (literally lol'd), touching, and a bit macabre, with a story and characters I loved following.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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While many "Ove-isms" have cracked me up thus far, this chapter literally had me laughing out loud.

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Mehso-so

I mean... I finished it. But overall, would't really recommend. It's no "And Then There Were None."

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

Because nowadays people are all thirty-one and wear too-tight trousers and no longer drink normal coffee.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Excited to start this.

Lillie This was one of my favorites from last year. So much so that after I returned it to the library, I went out & bought a copy for myself 📚 4y
LaurenEH57 I'm really enjoying it so far! 4y
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I really loved everything about this book. The real, dimensional characters, the bookstore setting (which provided a lot of books I'd never heard of to check out), and the general love of reading and books, as they apply to A.J.'s storied life.

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