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LazyLimaLife

Joined February 2017

I read 📚 I write 💻 I YouTube 📹 @lazylimadiy!😁
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The Reluctant Assassin by Eoin Colfer
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Hero | Mike Lupica
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Ever since a friend told me finding books for boys 13-17 was difficult I‘ve kept my eyes open for them. Most of author Mike Lupica‘s books center around sports, which is great, but this one has a superhero theme.
The action starts right away and pulls you into the story. There‘s intrigue and adventure. Dodgy characters and flawed heroes. It‘s a fun read and I think it will appeal to boys who like adventure stories. #boysread

MeganAnn This looks great! I‘ll have to keep an eye out for a copy for my son. 📚 Your friend is right, finding books for older boys is tough. My son is almost 11, but reading at a much higher grade level and finding things for him to challenge him is getting harder. 2d
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Mehso-so

Didnt enjoy the beginning of this one as much as her others. It didn‘t really start for me until the very end. More of that would be good.

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At a panel with the 2 authors of this book at #decaturbookfestival #diversebooks

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I adore Bob Goff. Every time I‘ve met him he never fails to give me his full attention and make me feel as if he‘s got nothing better to do than talk to me.

I loved this book. It‘s faith with feet told by stories and examples. From stories about witch doctor school in Uganda to jumping out of airplanes with his son, it‘s a truly enjoyable read even when you‘re sure he‘s gotten off track only to find he‘s led you exactly where you need to be.

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A powerful story but I had to keep taking breaks because it was a little intense. There is a lot of violence.

The characters are very different from each other and all have some obstacle to overcome before embracing their destinies. They are all likeable and in likeable 3 dimensional characters which makes the trials they go through very intense and personal. Highly recommend. #diversebooks

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Prom | Laurie Halse Anderson
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This showed up as a recommended title from the library. I was excited because I thought this was the book the Broadway musical was based on.

I probably would have liked it better if I‘d read rather than listened to it. Most. Annoying. Audio. Ever. But I finished it. And that‘s the first in a long time. La.

Reggie Hey stranger, haven‘t seen you in a while! 3mo
LazyLimaLife I haven‘t been reading much this year! Well, that‘s not true...I haven‘t been finishing books much. Thanks for noticing my absence! I‘ve just felt bad for not contributing much! 2mo
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I‘ve been wanting to read this for a while now. It‘s the memoir of Dr Nell Painter who leaves the comfort of her academic career to pursue a degree in art. There‘s a lot of story packed in here. Personal stories about her family mixed in with defining art and with the passive-aggressive racism she dealt with at RISD. I listened to the audio, but just ordered the hardcover to re-read. Enjoyed this a lot!

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Mehso-so

So I read the book because I didn‘t really understand what an influencer was. All I knew was I sort of hated the term. What I learned is there are people out there - regular people - making a living from being on social media. Like, an extraordinary living. I thought they were getting a sweatshirt and a couple hundred dollars. So wrong! The book is more of a how-to than a description. It was okay from my non-influencer point of view.

Reggie I play a game called league of legends and there‘s players who stream their play and make sooooo much money just from kids watching. It‘s crazy!! 5mo
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Does this book come with a doctor to put your broken heart together and sew your swollen eye ducts shut? I‘m a mess!😭😭😭 But it‘s sooooo good!

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Deep Blue | Jennifer Donnelly
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We did not get along, this book and I. I didn‘t like the characters - a lot of time was wasted trying to figure out if the guy liked the girl and eating the mermaid version of sweets while mean girls said mean things. I got a little excited when the action started but it got too messy when I couldn‘t remember all the characters. Then the ending.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This was a rough one! How does anyone survive this kind of upbringing? How is this level of gross negligence in parenting allowed to happen today? I‘m astonished and baffled. If makes me think if it were the other way round, if I was stranded in some weird Idaho mountain town where education and intellect were frowned on, would I assimilate to their way of life? Would I betray my truth to keep my family? A very hard, emotional read.

hermyknee Yes! I listened to this one on audio and I loved it, but it‘s rough and gritty and made me say, “WTF” SO MANY TIMES! 7mo
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This hold just came in so I still get to enjoy @MallenNC #newyearwhodis recs.

MallenNC I hope you enjoy it. 7mo
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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I finally finished a book! The last 6 wks I haven‘t finished a single book I started. Hopefully finishing this one is a good omen.

This is a clever story about a man who ages slower than most people and has lived several centuries so far. It doesn‘t set the house on fire, but I enjoyed hanging out with the characters and the shifts from the present to the past. I just wish the ending had been a little less “meh.”

mdhughes72 Congratulations! Hopefully you‘ll snap out of your slump. 7mo
LazyLimaLife Fingers crossed @mdhughes72! 7mo
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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure how to review this one. I finished it, so I did want to find out how it ended, but there were chunks of the book where I just didn‘t care. I‘d struggle through and then something would happen to draw me back to the story. I think this means there could have been better editing.

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Messenger of Death | Judith C. Issette
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Didn‘t realize there was an update! Thought it was my phone!

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Leah on the Offbeat | Becky Albertalli
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Loved this! It had me at Slytherin Rory Gilmore.

Stephaniereads1 Same!!!😍😍😍 9mo
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This just in my mailbox! Yay! Thanks @Rachel.Rencher !!!!😍🌼🍩

Rachel.Rencher Yaaay! You're welcome 🤗❤ 9mo
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Mehso-so

It was okay. There were no big revelations or really rememberable stories. I think when you read a memoir or book of personal essays you come out feeling like you‘ve spent time with the author. Except for the moments where Hitchins talks about his family, I didn‘t feel that here.

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American Panda | Gloria Chao
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Another book from @MallenNC #Newyearwhodis list. This was a big surprise. I really liked it and Mei is such an interesting character! I recommend!

MallenNC I'm glad you liked this one too! 9mo
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Really enjoyed this book. I think this is the most understated truth about depression ever.

Eggs 💙 Darius 9mo
MallenNC I'm glad you liked it! I hope more people read it. 9mo
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I‘m enjoying this book about 2 boys who become friends. Darius‘ inner dialogue is sometimes overwrought you just want to step in and protect him. It‘s such a relief when he finds a friend. Also the audiobook is great because there‘s quite a bit of Farsi. Be prepared to be starving by the end of each chapter! This is from @MallenNC ‘s #NewYearWhoDis list. Very enjoyable.

MallenNC Oh I wish I'd listened to the audio of this one! I'm glad you are liking it. (edited) 9mo
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Just as I was getting ready for the #NewYearWhoDis challenge 3 of my long wait holds came in! This is @MallenNC list. I‘ve read 3, I think. Working hard to finish the 3 so I can start on my list! I‘m excited about this challenge by @monalyisha !

MallenNC That's the way library holds seem to go! I love these list swaps, and I hope you get to enjoy some of the ones on my list. 9mo
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First book of thee year! I really enjoyed this one and am in awe of Carter‘s honesty and humility. I‘m glad my first book was optimistic to help put me in the right mindset for the year.

MallenNC I love Jimmy Carter. I had the honor to see him teach Sunday school in Plains, Ga., a few years ago. I have this one on my TBR. 9mo
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The Authentics | Abdi Nazemian
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Another YA title. I gave up on this at first and almost didn‘t finish - there‘s so much going on! But then I decided to quit being a grumpy Gus and give it another go. Daria is 15, Persian and lives in LA. Her friends call themselves The Authentics to distinguish their group from the Nose Jobs. While researching a school assignment Daria finds she isn‘t everything she thought she was. It‘s a lot of drama, but a good story anyway.

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Surprise Me | Sophie Kinsella
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Oh, there are gonna be spoilers.

First, it starts off as one book and ends up as another. Very annoying. You think it‘s going to be a light-hearted romp with a husband and wife trying to put a spark in their marriage.

Hijinks half heartedly ensue. Our plucky heroine is thrown into many embarrassing situations, very few of which are funny. Of course things get out of hand what follows are several chapters where wife thinks husband is cheating.

LazyLimaLife Cont‘d: Rather than confront the situation we are treated to several far reaching jumps to conclusions. By this time the reader knows exactly what‘s coming. Of course the husband isn‘t having an affair! He‘s nobly trying to protect his wife from finding out her beloved late father is a selfish cad. Finally, armed with the truth, the wife pulls herself together and is filled with both moxie and gumption enough to become a career success. Please. 10mo
Hooked_on_books Ugh, that sounds dreadful! Thanks for reading this one so that I don‘t have to. 😉 10mo
LazyLimaLife @Hooked__on__books I read other reviews and most people enjoyed it. I usually do like Sophie Kinsella but this on eluded me. It is, however, the perfect audiobook if you have trouble sleeping...🤷🏾‍♀️ 10mo
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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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A really fun read! Also a diverse YA book with Puerto Rican and Dominican leads. The story has some issues but the storytelling is fast, fun and full of adventure. Where the story lags is the abundance of characters who aren‘t fully developed. It was hard to track.

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Odd One Out | Nic Stone
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Quick YA read about a love triangle, sexual identity and friendship. For most of the story I felt it was an adult story because, although it is contemporary, it came off like an older person working through personal issues. That doesn‘t make the book any less relevant. Recommend.

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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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This audiobook is 24 hours long! I‘m tempted to do something that I never do - skip ahead to the end for a peek! It‘s good, don‘t get me wrong, but I had listened for hours thinking “this book has to end soon but so much has to happen,” only to find I wasn‘t halfway in yet!

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Giving this a go....

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Shadowshaper | Daniel Jos Older
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I‘m enjoying this soooo much! It‘s supernatural. It‘s diverse. It‘s a little scary. It‘s also funny. 🇵🇷 🇺🇸 👻

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I‘ve been in a reading slump lately. Took me 2 weeks to finish this. That‘s really sad because I really enjoyed it! It‘s what I call a “slow” book because you do feel like it‘s a break from stories where the action is non-stop. You get to spend time with special characters and watch their lives unfurl at a leisurely pace. Although, I don‘t think I‘ll ever see cardamom the same again!

Nute I understand and am in a similar place right now. I‘m reading a self-help book right now and the other morning I questioned myself ‘what is taking so long to get through this book that I am actually enjoying?‘ It is for the very reason that you said...no action. And that‘s alright, but action and mystery do propel the reading experience. 11mo
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Insomnia....😳

Liatrek I am with ya! I started a book tonight and can‘t stop reading. I just got this book at a sale. Is it good so far? 12mo
Andrew65 I loved this book @Liatrek (edited) 12mo
LazyLimaLife @Liatrek - I‘m on ch 3 and enjoying it so far. The characters are fun! 12mo
BookNAround This book was wonderful. 11mo
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Mehso-so

It was okay. I guessed the plot very early on and I just slogged through the rest of the story hoping it would pick up. Unfortunately, rather than focusing on the adventure of traveling inter-dimensionally, the main focus was the love story which just wasn‘t that interesting.

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It‘s an okay read, but it‘s not going fast enough for me. The emotional descriptions are a bit much for my tastes and I don‘t really care about the characters. Don‘t know if I‘ll finish this one.

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Project Princess | Meg Cabot
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Book 3 of the shut-in days. I almost don‘t mind not feeling well.

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A Bollywood Affair | Sonali Dev
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Sick in bed, taking advantage of the down time to catch up on my reading.

I‘m enjoying this title but am growing eager for some action. Hopefully it‘s just a few pages away....

Dragon Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 💐 12mo
LazyLimaLife Thank you! 12mo
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I love Molly Harper‘s sense of humor. Libby, sick with terminal cancer, gets herself “turned” by placing an ad on the vampire version of Craigslist so she can raise her son. Now she has to deal with bitchy PTA moms, the vampire council, her sire and the hunky tattooed dude who keeps pissing her off.

There are no surprises here, just comical situations and characters you‘re excited to follow in crazy Half-Moon Hollow.

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Little House Set | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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1. I started with Little House in the Big Woods in 3rd grade and quickly plowed through all but the very last (it‘s hard for a 4th grader to relate to married Half-Pint!)
2. Cake!
3. Writing, knitting & making stuff from paper
4. London. Or NYC. I‘ll need an unlimited budget if anyone wants to contribute! 😉
5. 💞💗💖💓

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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I love this paragraph for soooo many reasons, but mostly for the According to Jim reference.

Reggie This sounds interesting. 12mo
LazyLimaLife @Reggie - it‘s a fun read! 12mo
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Finally | Wendy Mass
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Soooo it‘s FINALLY in the mail @MeesesPieces ! We got waylaid yesterday. Waze directed me to a carrier office and just when I realized I couldn‘t ship from there, I dropped the packages! Of course it was pouring. And then we had the tornado warning so I just went home. But you should receive it by Monday - sorry it‘s not in time to open with everyone else! 😞 But at least it‘s dry! 🎃🧟‍♀️🤡🧛🏾‍♀️🧙🏾‍♀️🎃

MeesesPieces @LazyLimaLife that‘s ok! Just be safe out there 😊 Thank you I can‘t wait! 12mo
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Oops! Why Did I Do That? | Suzanne Lyons

I forgot all about the #HocusPocus swap! @MeesesPieces I‘m packing your goodies up today and you should have them by the 13th! 🤞🏾

MeesesPieces It‘s ok! I know we all have very busy lives! 😊 I hope you received your package today. 🎁📖😊 @LazyLimaLife 12mo
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Becky Albertalli is a genius.

Reggie When I came out in my younger 20‘s I remember my dad telling me it was hard to talk to me because everything was always gay with me. I love my father but he could not see the straight machine I grew up in. Lol totally identified with this line when I read it. 13mo
LazyLimaLife It‘s weird when you finally see all the things we accept as default. I‘ve started to ask why. I never wanted to relive my youth, or anything, but sometimes I wish I could be college age again just because more people are more accepting now. We still have miles to go, but I‘m a little jealous of how much less crap kids have to deal with now. 13mo
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I think I liked this. Well, okaayy...that‘s not accurate. I did like it. The characters are definitely different - Clara is the rebel daughter of Korean-Brazilian immigrants. Rose is the uptight African American daughter of high powered attorneys. Hamlet is the super sweet Chinese son whose parents live in another country. Very diverse. But I felt they became less genuine by the end. They grew, but it didn‘t seem real. #YA #DiverseBooks

LazyLimaLife Clara starts out as this rebel badass and then, because of an interaction with her father, she sort of runs away. We see her throughout the book taking things head on and not backing away from confrontation, but then she does in a big way. It felt like a couple chapters of character development got scrapped. It‘s still a good story, peppered with food and language and cultural references. 13mo
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A fun & fast read - especially for anyone who spent time in academia. I think I heard about this one on NPR and I was expecting something totally different. It‘s epistolary and manages to be both hysterical and poignant. Definitely recommend👍🏾

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I really enjoyed this one! I found the main character to be fully realized with quirks and flaws consistent to her past. The ending was a little confusing because o did not catch the clue - I either misunderstood the description or it was reintroduced waaaaaay after I forgot about it. Also liked that I did not guess the ending.

Reggie Yeah, I kinda hated the MC until you see her high school years and then it‘s like oh yeah. Also, this book, I say this on all the reviews of this book, but it really solidified that the victim is never at fault. Like when she goes to the party where she‘s the only girl, I wanted to shake her and ask her what did she think was going to happen. But that doesn‘t mean the boys weren‘t in the horribly wrong. Cause they were. Never the victims fault. 13mo
LazyLimaLife And I thought that situation was all she was dealing with, then to find out it got so much worse! 13mo
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@MeganAnn - I love my bookmarks! Each one is soooo fun! I love the feather and the little standing guy! I‘m going to have to read several books at one time to use them all! THANK YOU!

MeganAnn Yay! I‘m so glad you like them and that they arrived safely. ❤️✨ 13mo
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Namedropper: A Novel | Emma Forrest
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How to Talk to Girls at Parties
If I Run
Little Fires Everywhere
All American Boys
Red Queen
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
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LibrarianRyan ⭐️🧐🚂 13mo
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Another accidental checkout but I‘m enjoying it!

Reggie I liked this one but I feel like the author really messes with you because I hated the MC until you read about her youth. 14mo
LazyLimaLife I‘m about 3/4 of the way through, but I kind of liked her from the start. Especially when you see her with the newsstand lady. The stuff from her childhood took me by surprise. Hating the mom though. 😡 13mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Reading this for the first time.