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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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One True Loves | Elise Bryant
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I enjoyed this far more than Tessa‘s story. I related more to Lenore on a much deeper level, from getting beyond family expectations for your education to getting out of your own way to find happiness.

Liatrek I loved the first book in the series can‘t wait to read this one. 1mo
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Raybearer | Jordan Ifueko
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Okay, I liked the book. The problem was it was a lot. I had to keep going back and re-reading because I forgot who, what or how things mentioned earlier in the story. There was a lot of, “wait! Who is that again?” during my read.

That being said, I did love the world, the concept and the characters. It‘s a good foray into the Afro-futurism genre.

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I read this on the recommendation of a fan of the books. It wasn‘t bad. It‘s very well written - but it just wasn‘t my kind of story. I get why my friend likes it so much. I think I just didn‘t feel enough for the hero and I‘m not a fan of the time period. I‘m gonna put it as a pick because I still finished the book and recognize the quality of storytelling.

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This is not my favorite kind of story (fake engagement) but I really ended up enjoying this book. A good summer read.

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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t finish it. There‘s A LOT of dialogue but everyone speaks in a similar language and cadence. And the dialogue isn‘t that enthralling. The fantasy/magic part is what intrigued me to read the book, but it‘s talked about more than shown to us. When we finally get a picture it‘s not that captivating. Had to bail on this one.

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Highfire | Eoin Colfer
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A giant buttload of fun. Highly recommend the audiobook.

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Upsy Daisy | Smartypants Romance, Chelsie Edwards
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By far my favorite of the Smartypants romance books. Even though a majority of the book doesn‘t take place in Green Valley, it seems very connected to the fictional town. And maybe because this takes place in the late 70s at an HBCU is why I felt such a kinship to the characters. I hope there‘s another book with the characters as they get older. 😍

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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So…I was really interested in The Russian‘s story from his mentions in the previous books. But reading the premise and finding out he was already married sort of made me…less interested. But then I dug in and, well, it‘s my favorite. Isn‘t it funny when that happens?

Side note - I need a book with the Cheese Man because cheese is my favorite food group. 🧀🤣

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I‘d bought this for my cousin‘s daughter last Christmas and decided to give it read myself. It is really good!

Amari‘s brother Quentin is missing and she just got expelled from school. A new summer “leadership” program provides an entry to a surprising supernatural world. Amari must find her place in it.

It‘s a middle grade book - probably a little too advanced for an 8 yr old? 🤷🏾‍♀️ But it‘s still a good read-aloud story.

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Note to self: stop reading books about books. Your TBR list is long enough. 🤪

Smrloomis 😂 can‘t help you with that one 😂 6mo
LazyLimaLife LOL! 6mo
MallenNC Yes! Books about books are dangerous to a TBR. Mine are out of control anyway, so I may as well keep adding. 6mo
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I almost always have to read Jasper Fforde‘s books twice because there‘s so much info packed inside. This one is the 6th of 7 and it‘s fun and funny and good Lord, the Toast Board? 😂😂😂 I‘m putting off reading the last one for a bit because I‘ll miss Thursday and I don‘t want the series to end.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I‘ve been reading mostly romance and fun YA for the last 6 months in an attempt to “keep my spirits up” and not have to double down on meds because of, well, life. Didn‘t even finish the first chapter before the tears. This may not be the book for me right now unless someone tells me otherwise.

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Dear Sweet Pea | Julie Murphy
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This is a young, young adult book. I don‘t even know what you call these - the protagonist is 13 yr old Sweet Pea, a 7th grade girl with newly divorced parents living 2 houses from each other.
It‘s a good read and one I would have definitely enjoyed as a young, young adult (pre-YA?).

TheBookAddict Middle grade. I have to read this one soon. 8mo
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Well that was fun! I don‘t normally like regencies too much - so manner manners! But this was a truly delightful read. I liked the characters and the funny situations they got into. Be warned though - lots of sexy time! Which is not something I‘m used to in a regency. Is it the norm now?

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I liked this one better than the first.

Lauredhel Oh I love that cover ❤️ 8mo
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. No

2. IG is directly connected to my business so I‘m on there a lot.

3. Good storytellers!

Eggs Yay🧡🤗💛 12mo
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Dial a for Aunties | Jesse Q. Sutanto

Almost finished with this one….

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The One | John Marrs
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Mehso-so

This started out interesting but got less so about halfway through. It‘s awfully predictable and that takes away the fun.

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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Well that was a lot of fun! Thanks @MaggieCarr for the rec! Off to read the rest of the series!

MaggieCarr Yippy! Completely honest the series gets better with each book! 1y
BookInMyHands Yay! And a new one is out this month! I love these on audiobook. 1y
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Muffin Top | Avery Flynn
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Bailedbailed

I couldn‘t finish this. The whole premise is every guy only likes skinny women. The inner dialogue of the main character suggests she needs some counseling more than she needs a boyfriend. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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Mehso-so

I thought I might be a cozy mystery person, but I‘m probably not. I don‘t think this was really good, but I don‘t know. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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I think this has been the favorite of the series so far. Funny and suspenseful. Plus meeting Murphy‘s family is worth the read.

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Loved this!

TheBookAddict Yes! 💜💙💜💙 2y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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Well that was something. Do you ever read a book and think the author must be some sort of genius alien because their imagination surpasses that of a mere human mortal? That‘s this book.

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The Everlasting Rose | DHONIELLE. CLAYTON
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I‘m not having luck with 2nd books. This one was a lot of skulking in shadows and worrying about being caught. Not enough action and not enough characters to really care about. Bailed.

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy this as much as Chloe Brown. Honestly, I never got to the ending even though I must have listened to it at least 6 times but I kept falling asleep on it. I just didn‘t connect to the characters and I didn‘t find it as funny as the 1st book.

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The Long Winter | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Since I never finished out the series I thought I‘d do it now. I believe I stopped before Laura married Almanzo. When I read the description of The Long Winter I couldn‘t remember it, even though I‘m sure I read it.

I started the Little House books in 3rd grade and a kid that young didn‘t really grasp what a tenuous position people were in during that outrageous winter in South Dakota. This time I‘m in awe at how everyone survived.

8little_paws I LOVED these as a kid and reread the series on audio last year. I did so so I'd be refreshed to finally read the tagged bio of LIW. I haven't picked it up yet....i should make it a goal to read it before the new year! 2y
rubyslippersreads @8little_paws I have that one on my TBR list too. 2y
rubyslippersreads I know that as a kid, I didn‘t realize just how long and hard that winter was. I reread this a year or so ago, and the description of making hay twists had me constantly using hand lotion. 2y
readingjedi I have fond memories of reading this as a child. I remember it being a bit of a chunk! 2y
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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This is classic Sedaris. From “Now We Are Five” to “While You‘re Up There, Could You Check On My Prostate?” this is touching, hysterical and transparent. It tugs at all the feelings and makes you happy to have spent time with the Sedaris‘. Recommended 100%.

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Renegades | Marissa Meyer
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Did you ever forget you were reading a book? Every time I stop this one I completely forget about it until I check what‘s on my phone.
This is crazy long, not that interesting and a lesser version of the Lunar Chronicles.
I‘m trying to finish, but I don‘t really care about this story. 🤷🏾‍♀️

Kar2b I‘m glad I‘m not alone on this... I bailed too, and I loved both Lunar Chronicles and Heartless. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
LazyLimaLife @Kar2b That ridiculously long scene at the library did me in. I couldn‘t go back after that. 🥱 2y
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Mehso-so

It was “meh”. Good enough to finish, but lacking the whimsy of Eoin Colfer‘s writing.

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Whoever recommended this book here on Litsy...I ♥️ you. This was the perfect funny book after my last intense read. I adored the characters. It made me laugh out loud more than once. The plot was engaging. And I fell in love with Red. 😍 If you‘re like me and The Wedding Date didn‘t ring your bells, try this one. It‘s adorable, sexy fun.

Librarianaut It‘s on my TBR; might have to move it to the top, after your post 😀 2y
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Finally got to the 2nd in the series. It‘s a lot. Although the story is still strong as the protagonists fight for Orisha, I found myself skipping over the torture and injury portions. It just got to be too much in a book this long. Still, it‘s characters are vibrant and each holds an important part of the story.

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Butterfly Yellow | Thanhha Lai
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I loved this book so much! It‘s beautiful and heartbreaking and funny and tender. It may be my favorite book this year.

Set in the 1980s it follows 18 yr old Vietnamese refugee, Hang, as she searches for the younger brother she lost 6 yrs earlier. Ever since that fateful day Hang and her family have put all their energy toward finding Ling. No matter how bad things get Hang never gives up. #diversebooks

Nute I hope to read this book soon. 2y
LazyLimaLife @Nute it‘s sooooo good!!! 2y
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Mehso-so

If you took out all the mentions of designer gowns, custom cars, million dollar jewels and over-the-top personal jets and locations you‘d have a very nice 10 page book. It was a novelty in the first book but by the third it‘s just tedious and boring. I‘m just glad to be done with the series.

Hooked_on_books I‘ve never been interested in this series and you‘ve just confirmed why! Great review. 2y
LazyLimaLife @Hooked_on_books thanks! I feel like the first was fine, but by the third it was exhausting. It‘s one where I feel the movie was better because they were able to edit. 2y
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Artemis Fowl | Eoin Colfer
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I had to re-read it after Disney tossed it in the dumpster, doused it with gasoline and chucked in a lit flame thrower. The book is always better. 🤷🏾‍♀️

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I had a long drive ahead of me and no book queued up so I just picked the first one that came up. It wasn‘t bad! It‘s a lot of information and at times it feels a little condescending. And 1 chapter after you think it‘s gone on too long, it ends. 😀

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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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I do love reading Brandy Colbert. This YA title was no exception. Vivid and real with flawed characters just trying to make it through the day. Mental illness, confused attractions and broken relationships. It‘s all here, but I‘m way that isn‘t really annoying. Recommend.

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I‘ve never listened to the books before and it‘s been a while since I read them so I figured, what the heck! The surprising thing is the original pronunciations that were adjusted for the movies (and maybe in later books?) For example, Voldemort (pronounced without the T), Firenze (pronounces with the E at the end), and Rubeus (pronounced Roo-bay-ess). #learnsomethingneweveryday

AkashaVampie I noticed Hagrid's name too. I thought it was weird. 2y
LazyLimaLife @AkashaVampie I wonder if the other books have the same pronunciation. I have a long wait before Chamber of Secrets become available at my library. 🙄 2y
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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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I‘m about halfway through. This book‘s got a lot going on - bullying, racism, poverty, gay crushes, straight crushes, gangs, drugs. It‘s like every After School Special crammed into one. It‘s good but I find myself taking 2 or 3 day breaks every few chapters cuz it‘s a lot to process. Plus there‘s a lot of warning signs something bad is about to go down and I just want it to happen already.

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While you cannot end world drama and suffering, you can ensure that your focus and well-being are not being compromised by limiting the media you consume each day. Your brain will be clear. Your heart will be more open. And you will feel more focused and grounded without the drama and trauma swirling around in your head — and without the cortisol your body pumps into your system as a result of obsessing over media stories.

Hooked_on_books Wise words 3y
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Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill
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O. M. G. I LOOOOVVVED this book!! Loved it. Loved. It. A coming of age story with witches, magic, a monster AND a tiny dragon? Yes, please!

I recommend the audiobook. The narrator does exceptionally well with the voices and I feel like this world is an actual, physical place. The characters are endearing and the women are really extraordinary in their depth and purpose. I put life on hold to devour this in a day.

OrangeMooseReads This is such a good book and yes the audio 😻 3y
LazyLimaLife @OrangeMooseReads you know the narrator is good when you look her up to see what other books she‘s done the audio for! 😁 3y
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Mehso-so

The thing I hate about books that bounce back and forth from character to character is you tend to spend a lot of time with characters you really don‘t like much. So the case here. When you want to hear more about Kitty you have to read about Colette. And about a million designer names and foods that just aren‘t that interesting. Although I do have to say I was surprised at the ending, so that was nice.

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Mehso-so

Be kind. Don‘t gossip. Get out of your comfort zone once in a while. It‘s not any new advice you haven‘t heard before. It‘s quasi-entertaining, but it would be more so if she nixed the no gossip rule. 😁

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The Lost Art of Mixing | Erica Bauermeister
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So I was halfway through the book and thought I was only 3-4 chapters in because NOTHING HAPPENS!!🤬 You get all these characters and you get an overly detailed description about each one of them (most of them more boring than drying paint), all internal processors sharing the same brain (honestly, they all think exactly alike). Pages a characters college love life memories and you forget about the accountant. Who shows up at the end of the book.

LazyLimaLife It drags and then, just when something interesting looks like it might happen, it doesn‘t. All the characters are able to trace their current damage to childhood interactions with the exact same pathos and introspection. Most of the time I couldn‘t keep them apart unless a name was mentioned. So frustrating!!😤 3y
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Stay With Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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This is my first book of the year. It‘s taking forever because I have to keep taking emotional breaks. It‘s good, but it‘s sad. 😢

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Stay with Me | Ayobami Adebayo
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1. Audiobooks, ebooks, physical books
2. Library
3. See #1
4. See #2
5. Audio of Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
#thursdaysurvey @laurenslibrary

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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My final read of 2019. Very powerful and full of behind the scenes glimpses into life in the White House. I‘m glad I finished out the year with this memoir.

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The topic is very interesting - I‘ve heard about the numbers, but never actually knew what it was. This story not only gives you the history of Detroit‘s illegal lottery, but gives a good picture of life among upper middle class Blacks and how the city grew and changed over the years. The audio is a little slow, but it‘s got enough info to keep you going.

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Mehso-so

There are no surprises with this series. It‘s not like they‘re gonna open a US #1 Ladies Detective Agency or solve who stole the million dollar art work from the Mallory Gallery. If you‘ve read the series it‘s just nice to spend time with these characters who have become like old friends.

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I enjoyed this so much! It‘s sort of similar to The Language of Flowers, just set in the UK. I really liked getting to know the characters, especially since, in the beginning I didn‘t like them very much. The story is told in past and present by the main character, Loveday. It‘s a coming of age story with a lot of heart.

TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 3y
Carolhreads I really enjoyed this one 3y
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