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Joined June 2016

reader, teacher, learner, explorer, baker of pies
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Made for Love | Alissa Nutting
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Welp, I loved it. Lots of reviews focused on the dolphin-love, but I thought the dystopian themes of tech-gone-wrong were interesting, too. (Read about Elon Musk‘s brain chip plans the same week I read this book, and how thousands of Swedes are using their hand as a credit card, health monitor and key card via an implanted chip.) Hilarious, disturbing and sweet book all at the same time.

Megabooks I love Alyssa Nutting. She‘s an auto-buy for me! 1mo
Reggie Her father and the doll was crazy. The way the dr took out the fixation in Jasper‘s head and made him love her only to break his heart, really angered me. Such manipulation. I get it, men do it all the time. HE did it all the time. Still didn‘t make it right. 1mo
Leelee.reads @Reggie Right? Lots of interesting aspects to consider in this book. 1mo
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Mehso-so

Bailed on this last summer, picked it up again this summer and pushed through. Just didn‘t do much for me, even though fantasy and kick-ass females are usually my jam. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Soubhiville I love what you did with the stickers 🤣 2mo
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The original 1969 cover. A truly terrible cover for a great book. Required a much slower read than I expected, but worth the time for the social commentary and the low-key roasts Fowles delivers. Some of the most humorous character descriptions I‘ve read in a long time.

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Smart, honest YA novel about a teenage girl navigating her dad‘s sobriety after the fallout from his alcohol addiction. The author writes from some of her own childhood experiences, and this authenticity shows. A very human story, handled with sensitivity, humor and heart.

Hollie Sounds awesome, stacked! 8mo
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I don‘t work in the corporate world, but this was the best book about education I‘ve read as a teacher and site leader in years. I think parts of this book could apply to any career, and it serves as an inspiring reminder about core values, empathy, gratitude and relationships. Clever quips by author get old, but that‘s my only complaint. Fast, thought-provoking read. 🙌🏽

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Suprise Package | Emily Elliott
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This is how this #restingbookface package arrived - and like the last one, somehow everything was intact (although if something did fall out, I‘d never know 😄). Thank you @Julsmarshall for the hot cocoa mix. @Onioons - hope to read this over winter vacation!

Julsmarshall @Leelee.reads Oh No! And I taped it within an inch of its life! It should have had a book, journal, hot cocoa mix and bookmarks. 9mo
robinb Something wanted OUT😳😂 9mo
Leelee.reads Lost the bookmarks 😔 But fairly amazing that everything else made it, under the circumstances! 9mo
Onioons Thanks @Julsmarshall & @Leelee.reads V excited that the book & journal are still winging their way around the world! Hope everyone had a happy break with lots of bookish gifts 🎁🤞 8mo
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Suprise Package | Emily Elliott
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You know how they always ask, “Any liquids, perishables...”? Someone‘s extremely sticky liquid perishable broke all over the box - but didn‘t soak down far enough to reach my goodies! 🙌🏽 close call!!! Thank you @JHgotham for a fantastic #feedareader box! Love it 😊

Leelee.reads @tracy.m.ng Your package was mailed yesterday and should arrive tomorrow or Saturday :) 9mo
JHgotham Oh I‘m glad it didn‘t get ruined 😱 9mo
tracy.m.ng Great gifts :) and thanks @Leelee.reads !! Looking forward to it! 9mo
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tracy.m.ng Hi all! Merry Christmas :) @Leelee.reads I just remembered; I somehow didn‘t get your lovely package, lol. If you somehow got it returned back to you, don‘t feel obligated to ship it out again, I feel bad you need to pay twice! 9mo
Leelee.reads @tracy.m.ng Tracking says it was left with you a week ago. ??? I wonder what happened?! 9mo
Leelee.reads @tracy.m.ng Almsot two weeks ago actually - it arrived to you in just a couple days after I mailed it. I wonder if I got the address wrong? 9mo
tracy.m.ng Omg!! I can‘t believe US mail lol. Well, you can email me at Tracy.ng4@gmail.com; and I will give ya my address. But don‘t worry about it!! Thank you for your thoughtfulness! 9mo
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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Thank you @OriginalCyn620 for a fantastic goodie box! These three books were all ones I was hoping to read soon 🙌🏽 And of course chocolate and coffee...😍 #feedareader

OriginalCyn620 Glad you like it! 13mo
tracy.m.ng I read Gail Honeyman‘s book and it is great—such a sad but also witty book 12mo
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Currently read. Nothing like Obama and Biden teaming up to solve murder mysteries. 😄

LauraJ Like Joe‘s new tats! 1y
Soubhiville The added stickers make this! 1y
BluestockingDuchess @Soubhiville I have to agree! 1y
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A great summer read - quick and entertaining, with interesting characters. Evelyn may seem larger than life, but her motives are at the core, quite simple, just like everyone else. A fun, jaunty read that also has thought-provoking moments.

GypsyKat I loved this book! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 💚💚💚 1y
Leelee.reads Also - I should thanks @RiotMom for gifting this one to me in the #feedareader swap! 😊 1y
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Zeitoun | Dave Eggers
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@Carleneishere Your #restingbookface pick arrived to me today. (Thank you @Julsmarshall ) No need to keep cover a secret anymore since it will have traveled full circle once I read it and send to you!

Julsmarshall Is this the first one to go full circle? I just finished the next one I received and once I get home, I‘ll send it your way! 1y
Carleneishere Aw, it looks loved! I can‘t wait to read the notebook! 1y
Leelee.reads @Carleneishere haha, yes, it is indeed “well loved!” Books and notebooks in this club seem to have taken quite a beating! 😄 1y
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Leelee.reads @Julsmarshall I think one other one made its way back - Handmaid‘s Tale is back with @BookHermit 🙌🏽 1y
Carleneishere My officemate just finished reading this... I‘m so ready for this to come back so I can read all the feedback 14mo
Leelee.reads Just finished my contribution to the notebook, and hope to mail it all tomorrow! 😀 14mo
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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I felt an unexpected tenderness toward the hapless protagonist of this charming, amusing little story. I know most readers describe it as light and quirky, but I found so many surprising moments of poignancy on life, love, grief, and on both the absurdity and beauty of life, love and grief. Maybe I related to Less and the ruminations of the narrator as someone “middle-aged,” myself 😄 Overall, a charming summer read that I‘ll look back fondly on.

britt_brooke I really enjoyed this one! I agree with your review. 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
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Box #2! What a great way to come home!!! My #coffeebeanbookclub book has come full circle. This was a super fun book club and I‘m super grateful to everyone in the group who made it happen! @cobwebmoth Thank you for everything in the package! Opening your boxes was always such a treat. ❤️ 😊❤️

Leelee.reads @CoffeeCatsBooks I have your box ready to go - I missed the post office opening hours before my trip and so it is severely delayed! I‘ll mail to tomorrow though! Apologies for how late it is! 1y
cobwebmoth It's been fun!❤ 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks No worries! You‘ve been a great book club buddy! 1y
Leelee.reads @CoffeeCatsBooks Just checking in; my package should have arrived for you last week. 🙌🏽 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks @leeleereads It probably did. A friend has been picking up my mail and said I had 2 packages 😀 1y
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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I spent almost this whole week on a road trip by myself to see some National Parks a couple states over. This was waiting for me today. Honestly, I had trouble fitting everything into one photo. @RiotMom you outdid yourself - this is AMAZING. Also you might be my soulmate because every single thing in this box was absolutely perfection. You had me at “brown sugar bacon biscuits.” Seriously, thank you so much. 😍😍😍

RiotMom Yay! I‘m so happy everything made it to you. I had so much fun going shopping for this one! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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Recipe Box | Viola Shipman
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@JHgotham @OriginalCyn620 @RiotMom I‘d love anything off my TBR, but have been wanting to read Tin Man; Bluebird, Bluebird; and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows, so they might be top picks. I have a tiny place and don‘t need any kitchen gadgets or bookish related gifts, but love and appreciate coffee and high quality chocolate :) #feedareader

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My last #coffeebeanbookclub cozy mystery arrived! Next round our own books will have circled back. This box was packed with goodies as usual! Thanks @cobwebmoth ! Side note- the box was marked with “lock n lube” which I had not heard of and so decided to look up. I accidentally typed “lick n lube” into my phone. Different product. 😳😂

cobwebmoth 😆 My husband uses boxes from work for my packages, lol. 1y
Kshakal Is this really our last round already???? 1y
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On its way @CoffeeCatsBooks #coffeebeanbookclub This has been a fun reading group, and has run super smoothly! Can‘t believe it‘s winding down in a couple rotations!

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Home Fire: A Novel | Kamila Shamsie
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I agree with @Jas16 about the ending of this one. The story went off the rails in the last 3 chapters due to the Antigone parallels, which hobbled an otherwise OUTSTANDING novel. The first 3/4 took my breath away. A necessary and powerful story with fascinating perspectives.

Jas16 Great review. Glad to know I am not alone in wishing for a different ending. 1y
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If you‘re in the mood for serious themes treated with a sensitive, often humorous touch, this is a good pick. It has a (too) tidy, feel-good ending, but was a quick read and a lovely story overall.

Leniverse The title speaks for me. 1y
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Got my next installment for #coffeebeanbookclub, complete with goodies from @cobwebmoth ! Time to dive into another cozy mystery!

cobwebmoth Hope you enjoy! 1y
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The Book Club | Marjolijn Februari
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#restingbookface #coffeebeanbookclub Packages sent out today! @CoffeeCatsBooks (I ended up repacking yours in a different box) and @Carleneishere

Carleneishere Hooray! 1y
Carleneishere I got it today and it looks so interesting! 1y
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The saga continues! Saw this article in a local news journal. Sounds like the whole situation is pretty sketchy - no one can answer how money is being spent, what the plans are, what the foundation president is actually paid to do, why certain random donors have given grants...or when it will be open to the public instead of sitting as an empty mansion.

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This was a longtime TBR I‘ve been looking forward to, so maybe my expectations were unrealistic. Not an author who believes in “show, not tell” -messages are about as subtle as a whack on the head. Also some “white (wo)man to the rescue” (literally) issues. But it‘s a touching story, has some lovely scenes, and offers a narrative on Apartheid that is seldom heard here in America. I appreciated it even more having already read Born A Crime.

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YA is hit or miss for me, and there‘s a little too much going on in this story, but there‘s lots to love. It‘s the story of so many of my own high school students - mental health struggles, finding your place in the world or even within your own family, coming to peace with secrets vs. honesty, immigration issues, sexuality, and simply trying to find happiness. Authentic, and I loved the mix of Spanish/English in dialogue and narration.

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My face when a book club package arrives! I couldn‘t find a way to take a photo without giving away the book (if other #restingbookface members see this), but it‘s here, with a bunch of goodies! @Julsmarshall My girls LOVED the squishies and immediately stole them. 😄

Julsmarshall Yay! 1y
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve even had time to read anything, let alone check out books. Logged in today and discovered I‘ve been blocked!!! My offense -owing $1.75 in fees! 😂 My library is hardcore!

JoScho They don‘t play! 2y
EllieDottie Wow!! Intense!! 2y
britt_brooke 😆 2y
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Reviewsbylola 😂😂😂 that‘s a bit much! I owe almost $6. My library doesn‘t block until $10 but they actually stopped fining for overdue materials about a year ago. 2y
Chelleo Seriously! That‘s has to be the lowest threshold I‘ve ever seen. Ours blocks at $10 2y
Zelma $1.75? 😱 You criminal! 😉😂 2y
4thhouseontheleft Wow!! Ours blocks at $5. 2y
CouronneDhiver Naughty! 🤣 2y
aeeklund Whaaaaaat 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 2y
tammysue No way!! 2y
TheWordJar Whoa! I just got blocked for a $6 fine (max is $5). My previous library let it go until $20. It took me a while, but I did get there. 😬 2y
Mimi28 I always end up going into the quarters for my laundry with overdue library fines, lol. Luckily the laundromat and the library are right next to each other, and I only do laundry every couple of weeks, which is why my books are always late, or I do them both the day before the send back my holds, lol. $1.75 is nothing though, that‘s hard core. Sorry you have to go through all that. 2y
BookishMe As long as a fine (15 cents for each day late) is incurred, even renewal is not allowed here - oh well 2y
ReadingSusan Funny. Mine is $10 2y
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Totally spoiled as usual by @cobwebmoth for our #coffeebeanbookclub . I just got back from a 4 days chaperoning a group of students out of town and this was waiting for me. ☺️ the perfect “Welcome home”!

Leelee.reads @CoffeeCatsBooks I wasn‘t organized enough to send the next round to you before I left town - I have it ready to send tomorrow though! I‘m sorry it will be late! I‘ll throw in some extra goodies for you 😉 2y
cobwebmoth 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks No worries! I was late too, lol. 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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Mehso-so

This was between a pick and a so-so for me, and it prob ended up with the so-so because it was such a let down after how hyped up I‘d been for it. It was one of my most anticipated books of last year (finally got to it now after months) but I didn‘t buy in emotionally like I thought I would. Still, a book with lots to offer - especially if you haven‘t been exposed to this history - and I can see why others enjoyed it.

Leelee.reads I feel like the “so-so” is harsh. Sigh. I didn‘t love it though. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I totally agree with you... I wanted to love it and I just couldn‘t! I struggled to finish and this is usually my kind of read!!! 2y
mrozzz Well said. I felt the same. 2y
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“Open anytime!” 😄 I ripped that package open immediately!!! thank you so much, @tracy.m.ng ! I‘m super excited for the book and the chocolate! And I love Ina Garten‘s recipes and everything garlicky and potato-y! It‘s been a crazy couple months for me, and it‘s perfect packages like this that keep me sane. ❤️❤️❤️ #feedareader

tracy.m.ng @Leelee.reads I am so glad you love the package!!! Let me know if you have trouble reading my cursive haha 2y
TricksyTails 👏😁 Awesome!! @MinDea 2y
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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These are the books I wanted to read this month. I started Pachinko and haven‘t even finished it. Brutal month, folks. After the largest CA wildfire scorched the ground bare, the rain pounded in a freakish storm and the earth melted, carrying cars, trees, houses and bodies with it. Everyone in town knows someone affected. It was a weird month. I don‘t even know the last time I went a whole month without finishing a book.

Bostonmomx2 Oh no, are you in the Montecito area? It‘s truly tragic what happened down there! 2y
cobwebmoth *hugs* 2y
Tamra 😯 Wow, hope you are safe. 2y
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Librarybelle Oh my! 😢 2y
LauraBeth 💕💕 2y
ruskigurl16 Glad you are safe. What a tough month. (hug) 2y
LeahBergen Oh no. 🙁 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Hope things are improving and you are able to relax with a good book. 📚 2y
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These are both so pretty - makes me want to be using them all the more. Totally recommend Passion Planners BTW!

ApoptyGina69 I‘ve had this for 6 months and haven‘t started it yet, but I‘m on a trip and it‘s bedside, so I think this will be the week. 2y
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The Coffee Table Coffee Table Book | Alexander Payne, James Zemaitis
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So many coffee goodies with my cozy mystery! Thank you @cobwebmoth ! #coffeebeanbookclub

cobwebmoth Hope you enjoy! 2y
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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😂 This emoji sums up my feelings toward 2017 pretty well! 2017 was not kind to me, and I know it was a rough year for some other Littens who suffered the loss of loved ones, or other personal difficulties. Here‘s to a new year, new possibilities, new hopes, and fresh starts. And here‘s to Litsy, my favorite online community! Thanks for being a bright spot in my stinky 2017. ❤️

Reviewsbylola I hope 2018 is better! 2y
Melwilk Perfect picture for 2017, in my opinion. I hope 2018 is better for both of us. 2y
bookwrm526 I will drink to that!!! 2y
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Unexpected Gifts | Elena Aitken
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Found a bookish surprise on my porch this morning that I didn‘t even realize was delivered last night! Thank you @Julsmarshall ! Both are from my TBR and I can‘t wait to crack them open! 🎁📚❤️

Julsmarshall Yay! I did do some stalking of your TBR 😉 it took a long time to get there-so glad it did! 2y
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1. I read around 85 books this year, hoping to read at least that many in 2018!
2. Pachinko most likely, since I have a physical copy
3. I want to revive a book club I was a part of!
4. I do #coffeebeanbookclub, #restingbookface, #litsyAtoZ. Thinking about the book/recipe swap!
5. My dog 🐶 and hot chocolate with a splash of whisky ☕️
@Wbabdullah @Julsmarshall
Tagging @Carleneishere

Wbabdullah Wow amazing book goals!! 2y
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@EloisaJames I see what you did there! 😄

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Daughter of the Pirate King | Tricia Levenseller
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I‘m a HUGE sucker for the pirate trope. Swashbuckling adventure on the high seas? Yes please! And a strong female lead? Double yes! And this was a quick, fun YA read. But be forewarned that the writing (syntax, characterization, descriptions... everything) is super basic, in the extreme. I‘ll be trying the sequel when it‘s out, in hopes it lives up to its potential. ☠️🧜🏼‍♀️⚔️💰💎

MrBook Nice review! 2y
Leelee.reads @MrBook Thanks! And happy holidays to you and Jen!! 2y
MrBook Same to you and yours!!! 😁 2y
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The DJ on the radio this morning warned listeners, “If you‘re going out Christmas shopping today, be sure to bundle up! It‘s FREEZING out there today!!!” Then she emphasized her point by adding, “61 degrees!!!” 😄🌴☀️

Mollyanna Too funny!!! 😂. It's a balmy 23 degrees here right now. 2y
Hollie It‘s 22 here! I‘ll be hiding out under a blanket this weekend! 2y
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WarpedSweetness It is 24° here. I'd love a 61 degree tempature!!! 2y
Jinjer 33F and I‘m hoping it gets colder! 2y
Leelee.reads @Mollyanna @Hollie @WarpedSweetness @Jinjer I‘m not sure I‘d survive temperatures like that! 😄❄️ I saw a kid at the store once, bent over double and clutching his stomach. He yelled, “It‘s so COLD!!!” like he was actually dying. I checked the weather app and it said 64 degrees. 😂😂 2y
Jinjer Too funny about the overly dramatic boy! 🤣 2y
WarpedSweetness @Leelee.reads I'm not sure how I'm surviving it! Lol I seriously hate the cold and snow. Can you believe my fiancee wanted to move to Alaska?!? 2y
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Blue Skies | Catherine Anderson
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Blue sky!!! Update that the fire perimeters by where people live is contained now and evacuations have been lifted. It‘s still burning in the back country, and ash is still everywhere, but we can go outside without respirator masks. Happy holidays!!!

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Reminded me of Everything I Never Told You (which I also loved). Themes of family, grief, communication and honesty (or lack thereof), and healing. Not a book for everyone, but if you have experienced trauma and grief, many of the lines and descriptions will likely resonate with you. It‘s not a fun book, but for me it rang true.

Suzze This book was amazing! It was my favorite book of the year a couple of years ago. 2y
Leelee.reads @Suzze Right?! I can see how some would find it too much of a downer, but for me there was catharsis in reading the differing perspectives and storylines. And such beautiful writing! 2y
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What a fun surprise this morning! Thank you @Meeko93 for the thoughtful gifts. (My dog already ate the treat 😄). Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors! Happy holidays!! @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders

Meeko93 Your welcome! Glad you like them! 2y
JamieArc That is an amazing Christmas story! They made it into a film called Noel and it‘s wonderful! 2y
MrBook Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Avanders 😍😍 2y
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Do you know what this is? I do, because I wrapped it myself weeks ago and put it under the tree so I could unwrap it Christmas morning. It‘s Wilde in Love by @EloisaJames and I can‘t wait! #singlemommaneuvers #merrychristmastome

Hooked_on_books I love that you did that! Enjoy it on Christmas! 2y
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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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California fire over NY for scale, and it‘s still burning. 2018 has been a rough year, folks. Houston, Puerto Rico, Trump and devastating wildfires. If I can find a babysitter for my dog, I‘ll be leaving town for a couple days to find breathable air. Let‘s hope for a happier New Year.

NCNY Wow. That‘s a great graphic - I had no idea it was that huge. Hope you‘re able to get away for a bit. Good luck and stay safe. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks I was reading about it this morning, but seeing the visual...I hope you can go away for awhile for some well deserved peace. 2y
Suet624 I hope you can get away for a bit. 2y
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megt Thinking of you and hoping you can get away for a bit! 2y
Julsmarshall Were you able to get away? Has the air cleared at all yet? I‘ve been thinking of you. 2y
Leelee.reads @Julsmarshall It‘s much better now! We went to Vegas for a couple days to make it feel like a holiday 😄 2y
Julsmarshall So glad to hear that! I‘ve been thinking of you. I was born in Santa Rosa and it is one of my favorite places. Such a tough year for so many! 2y
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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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Ash fall from the fires. You can see how muted the sun is through the smoke, reflected in the windshield. Fire at 15% containment (an improvement from the 5% two days ago). It‘s a good day to stay indoors with a book!

Reggie Best thoughts with California and you. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage 😰 This is not the reading excuse you were wishing for, huh? Stay safe. ❤️ 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Oh my gosh, that is insane. Sorry you are going through this. 💕 2y
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Mollyanna My thoughts are with you. Stay safe. 2y
Librarybelle Stay safe! 2y
Soubhiville 😲 so sad! Be careful! 2y
LeahBergen Yikes! 2y
Captivatedbybooks Praying for you guys staying safe 2y
Tamra 😮 Yes, stay safe! 2y
drokka What a mess. Hopefully they'll have even more contained by the end of the day. 2y
Suet624 Ugh. So sad. 2y
cobwebmoth It's so sad.😔 2y
sprainedbrain 😔 stay safe! 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh! 😦 so sorry - stay safe 2y
megt What a crazy sight. Stay safe! 2y
Anna40 Yes! Stay safe! 2y
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#secretsantagoespostal package on its way to the recipient! Should arrive around Wednesday. @MrBook @BookBabe @Avanders #wintersolsticebookexchange

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽♥️🎄 2y
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Burntown | Jennifer McMahon
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Photo from the news. The Thomas fire has been burning since Tuesday and tens of thousands of people in Southern California have evacuated. While my house is thankfully not in the path of the fire, smokey air is at hazardous levels. It‘s gray and eerie all day with the smoke cover and everyone is antsy from being cooped up indoors. I‘m looking at everyone‘s snow pics with envy. ❄️⛄️🌨

CoffeeCatsBooks That looks like a photo from some dystopian future. Stay safe! 💕 2y
Leelee.reads @CoffeeCatsBooks my sister and I have both commented that it feels dystopian. There‘s an eerie, apocalyptic feel from massive wildfires and all the smoke. Ash literally floating through the air like flakes of snow. 2y
Cinfhen Wow! Stay safe💞 2y
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TrishB Take care ❤️ 2y
RaimeyGallant Incredibly scary. Stay safe! 2y
Elizabeth_Chatsworth Stay safe! ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
SilversReviews HUGS...stay safe. 2y
Bookladylinda That is so scary, stay safe!!! 🙏🏾❤️ 2y
Blaire So scary!! Stay safe! 2y
Zelma Ugh, that is scary. Glad you are staying safe. 2y
megt Glad to hear you‘re safe and not in the fire‘s path. 💕 2y
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Winter Wonderland Surprise | Julie Andrews, Emma Walton Hamilton
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It‘s here!!!!! I‘m super excited! @Meeko93 @BookBabe @MrBook @Avanders let the #wintersolsticebookexchange #secretsantagoespostal waiting game begin!

Meeko93 Yay I'm glad it's there! 2y
Avanders 🎉🎉🎉🎄♥️ 2y
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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Emily St. John Mandel was at the high school where I teach today, answering questions about Station Eleven. Yay authors who take the time to do things like this!

Alfoster Very cool!👏👏👏 2y
CouronneDhiver Cool! 👍🏽 2y
RaimeyGallant I saw her speak a couple of years ago. :) 2y
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Miss Buncles Book | D.E. Stevenson
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I would never have guessed this was first published in 1936. This charming story is perfect for a cozy weekend!

HKGirl I enjoyed D.E. Stevenson as a teen, but haven't read any in years...and I don't think I ever read this one! I need to find a copy. Love this cover too. 😍 2y
LeahBergen It‘s such a fun read. ❤️ 2y
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Little Bee | Chris Cleave
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Mehso-so

What I liked: the cover, Little Bee‘s narration/voice, the first chapter. What I didn‘t like: every chapter voiced by Sarah, Sarah‘s character, Lawrence‘s character, all dialogue by adults, the ending, how heavy-handed the issues were dealt with. The refugee theme is so important and I loved the voice of Little Bee enough to keep this a so-so instead of a pan.

Godmotherx5 Agree but would still recommend it. 2y
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