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Joined June 2018

🇧🇼🇺🇸🇱🇷 | Mom of rescue kitties 🐈 🐈 | Books got me like, woaaahhh | 2019 Challenge 30/25
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Poems of Sleep and Dreams by Peter Washington
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Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Listening to my pal (😁) Michelle Obama while setting up my fall decorations. My book shelf appreciates the attention and warm light... Don't worry, they're not real candles 😋🕯️

Stacypatrice Beautiful!! 5d
Velvetfur Such gorgeous colours! Warm 💛 5d
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Read this book as was recommended by you fellow Littens and per usual, you did not disappoint in the suggestion! Flew through this book and loved the characters and world it is set in. I've been reading more books this year with female leads and love adding this one to the list. #fantasy #youngadult

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Seeing enough recommendations on Litsy I figured I'd give this a go! It wasn't what I expected, but it didn't disappoint. Fast paced and kept your mind guessing what was going to happen next. Anyone looking for a super quick read, I've got a book to lend you! #serialkiller #nottooscary #funread #femaleauthor #recommend

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On a roll this week with books. Finished this audio book and it was 💯 times better than I thought it would be. If you're familiar with the crazily terrible movie if all time, The Room, then this is a must listen. I highly recommend the audio book over reading it because Greg Sestero does a brilliant job mimicking Tommy's weird accent. Such a funny and terrifying book. #mustlisten #audiobook #bookbetterthanthemovie

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Finished this book on a Sunday which seems fitting since this was about a Vicars daughter 😏 I knew it was going to be a good one if the author has to warn her dad about this many chapters... Bring on the steamy love scenes! But seriously, it was a great, simple, Beauty and the Beastesq story that warms your heart. If you need a little bit of uncomplicated love in your life, read this! 🥰♥️ #romance #steamy

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In the Woods | Tana French
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Read this book as an ode to my trip to Ireland this year. If you've read Sharp objects or watched True Detective on HBO, this book would remind you of those stories. Unfortunately this means I didn't like it. I felt it moved way to slow and the part of the story I wanted solved wasn't even really a thing. The synopsis from the back of the book was misleading as to what the story was really about. Great writing, but these genres aren't for me.

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Never saw something more true! #reading #love #takemeaway

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My favorite birthday gifts are always books! I love no matter what people give me as it's an opportunity to read something new. Excited to dive into these romance books. #romance #birthday #birthdaybooks

JennyM Happy birthday 🥳 1mo
LauraAndTaraAndBooks Happy birthday and happy reading! I've not read the latest one yet, but I loved the first two of this series 1mo
Ddzmini Happy birthday 🎉🎊🎁🎂🎈 🥳 1mo
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The title of this book is pretty accurate and it's geared towards those seriously interested in pursuing acting as a career. I'm not looking for a career change but I thought this was a really interesting listen and I learned A LOT in what it takes to be a successful working actor. This book reenforced my love for JFischer and you better believe I immediately started rewatching The Office 😁 She's such a down to earth relatable person. #audiobook

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In the Woods | Tana French
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Every book store should have a quote like this outside it's doors! #truth #love

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Found my new fall shirt! #books #booooooks #fall 🍁🍂

SamanthaMarie Ahhhh!!!! That is SO cute!!! 1mo
JoScho Love it! 1mo
Crazeedi I want!! 1mo
Laughterhp That‘s awesome! I want one! 1mo
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Looking for a shallow, offensively funny book? This is for you! I know she doesn't take herself seriously and thank goodness she doesn't because she already sounds real bad in some parts. If you need to listen to something light while you're cleaning or doing some chore, this is a great time eater. #humor #kinda

Victoriahoperose Agreed. I didn‘t love this either. 2mo
OrangeMooseReads I don‘t see the draw to her. I‘ve tried to watch her show and I just can‘t. 🤷🏻‍♀️ maybe I‘m not her target demographic 2mo
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This book was so moving, I couldn't recommend it enough. I appreciate Gabrielle's raw honesty in her autobiography. She gave serious reflection on her life and admitted to all her mistakes, but also spoke up on how her industry and society has failed her for being a black woman. Her account of when she was raped and the strength it took from being a victim to a survivor was powerful.She has given me so much to think about in how to support others.

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While walking home from work today saw that my neighborhood popup library was finished being built! This little cutie is our tiny library until the original one is finished with renovations next year. I predict a lot of side tracking on my home in the future....😍

SamanthaMarie Ooo yes!! That is lovely 💕 2mo
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One of the books I picked on my "used book store buying binge", or maybe it was just a regular Tuesday ?... But enjoying the read. It's A LOT to get through so I'm sure it'll take me a while to read, but I love learning about world history. Definitely helps me understand what's happening in Kasmir right now. #educationalbooks #learnthroughreading #bookhaul

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Into Thin Air | Jon Krakauer
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This has been on my shelf for a long time and I regret not reading it sooner. This is a true account from the POV from the author who was on the team that hiked up Mount Everest in 1996 which ended up being the most deadly. It is absolutely astounding what humans are willing to put themselves through for thrill seeking but also, what the body can actually withstand. One person survived outside with no shelter in a gale with -100F temp!🥶#recommend

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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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Thankful for great pet care and free book marks at my vets! Books sometimes help ease the anxiety of waiting for your beloved pet to return to you. ❤️ #bookmark

brit91 Awww that's so sweet!!😍💖📚😻 3mo
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I need these in my life. I know what my next purchase is!!!! 😍😍😍😍 #earlybirthdayshoes

Purrfectpages Love it! 3mo
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The last book of his I read left me frustrated and annoyed so I was a bit hesitant to listen to this, but I figured I'd give it a try since I would be listening to him reading instead. THANK GOODNESS I DID! There were many moments that had me laughing out loud. I'd listen to this walking home and I'm sure there were some people that thought I was crazy laughing aloud, but I don't care, I couldn't hold it in. #audiobook #hilarious #audiowalk

JackOBotts Which was your last read? 3mo
LibLib @JackOBotts it was Me Talk Pretty One Day. 3mo
JackOBotts 🤔 Hmmm...I remember really enjoying that one. I‘m glad Let‘s Explore...fared better for you! 👍🏼 3mo
LibLib @JackOBotts I think the reason I had a hard time with it was because it was difficult reading how he navigated life when addicted to meth. So the book was probably good, I was just struggling with how crazy his life was haha 3mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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My #24in48 got interrupted, but for a good reason! Walked to the National Mall to view the projection of the Saturn V launch into space on the Washington Monument. What a fantastic way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of bringing three US men to land on the Moon! Going to have to start reading space books soon....

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While lingering around my favorite used book store looking for some great reads, I stumbled across this gem of a chair. 💎 It is more comfortable than it initially looks. Wish I had more time to really sit and read in it. Oh well, at least I know where to find this book throne! 👸🏼

What's your favorite reading chair? #bookthrone #usedbookstore #icouldsitherealldaylong

Crazeedi I have a lazyboy by the wood stove in the winter, and my chair in my front porch in the summer! 3mo
LibLib @Crazeedi that winter chair sounds amazing! Sounds like the best reading and napping location 3mo
Crazeedi @LibLib it is! Very warm and cozy!!💗 3mo
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Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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While putting my book away I saw this list at the back of her book. Looks like I have my reading list set! Now I just need to look for these books at thrift stores, yard sales, second hand book shops, etc. Sometimes I think the hunt for the book is just as exciting as reading them. #tbr #bookhunt #mystery #bookhaul #readinglist

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Murder of Roger Ackroyd | Agatha Christie
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The more I read Christie's stories the more I fall in love with her mystery books. 🧐 This was a great beach read and I can't wait to read more of her books! I just need to now buy them.... ♥️👀🕵️ #mystery #whodoneit #beachread

rretzler I‘ve been a huge Christie fan for 45+ years! Glad to find another! Have you read anything by Dorothy L Sayers, Ngaio Marsh or Margery Allingham? I highly recommend them as well. 3mo
LibLib @rretzler I used to hate mystery books but after reading Christie's books, I'm coming around! I'll have to check out those authors. Thank you for the recommendation! 3mo
rretzler IMO there are mysteries and there are Mysteries! I grew up reading Christie and other authors from the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. It took me many years to actually find contemporary mystery authors that I enjoyed as much. To me there is a huge difference in the style of writing from back then to now. Authors (and lots of readers) now seem more interested in the characters instead of the plotting of the mystery - I love the plots! 3mo
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So I know that dog earring a book isn't the most popular, but you all will forgive me for this one right? I have no idea how this book was cut for this to happen.... Any ideas? #dogear #requiredinthiscase

Lcsmcat I‘ve seen that in older books sometimes. It almost looks as if the paper was folded when the pages were cut, doesn‘t it? 3mo
LibLib @Lcsmcat your guess is as good as mine! This book is a new book though so I guess this is a potential issue with new and old! 3mo
dragondrool I have a paperback copy of The Stand like this. I'm pretty sure it's just that that page was folded in when they chopped it down to make the book's edge, so that it didn't shear off properly.
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I think Neil is a fun guy and I really loved listening to how he describes the love and awe of his wonderful family, but overall this book was so-so for me. Perhaps it was because I listened via audiobook, but sometimes it was hard for me to follow what was his reality vs. the "alternate" biography.
#audiobook #julyread #comedy

cswaingiggles In paper format this book is wonderful, but I had to quickly learn to keep the page I came from because sometimes it just says “return to story” or something similar without telling you where you came from. 3mo
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Overall a good book. The critics reviews called this "hilarious" but I wouldn't go that far. It was a fun read but nothing knee slapping. If anything kind of depressing reading about obscene wealth that I know exists in this world. There are for sure people THAT rich and out of touch with the world. If you can get past that part, it's a fun book. I especially LOVED learning all the cultural tidbits that he includes. #richpeopleproblems #julyread

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So I've always wanted to try this and not sure if anyone else has done it... But I want to read the book(s) that my current read mentions. For example, this book has a list of books that Kitty Pong must read to be accepted into high Hong Kong society. I feel like this challenge would lead to some diverse genres! Anyone try this before? Anyone want to try it with me? #challenge #Readthebooksbooks

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keepingupwiththepenguins HA! Love it! 4mo
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I see a lot of people on Litsy making strives to purposefully read books that are written by women or people of color. I saw this and thought that reading books with different people being represented was just as important, especially when introducing kids to the wonderful world of books. If you have little ones, whether yours, neice, nephew, cousin, students etc, consider picking a book with kids from different backgrounds...❤️

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My husband was so kind today offering to go to all these book stores, but I told him I can't go in because I have books to finish first. The sweet man then said, why don't you go in & just look, you don't have to buy anything.🤦🏼‍♀️ That's not how book stores & me work. The conversation did make me get my butt in gear to finish my reading list. Next up: read about rich people problems. I wish it was a book I could relate too.... #tbr #currentread

marleed Haha - me too! 4mo
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Yes please! Give me the next one! This was such a great read I CANNOT wait for the next book in the series to come out in December. So impressed with the world that was created, but also the fact that Tomi used this book as also a metaphor for the real pain, suffering and fear black people in America face. A brilliant book that I give five stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #youngadult #fantasy #moreplease #femalelead #womanauthor

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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UPDATE! I'M NOW ONLY 431 IN LINE! Wooo! My original place in line was 1248 with a 6 month wait. I'm getting so much closer, the anticipation is killing me. Yes I know I can just buy the book, but #1 I like free things #2 I want to hear her read this book to me. #longestwaitever #audiobook #patientlywaiting #hurryup #librarybook

rather_be_reading its worth the wait to listen to her 4mo
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Choose Your Own Autobiography | Neil Patrick Harris
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When it's too bright to read your paperback, it's nice to have a good audio option to soak up that sun. #audiobook #funny #junelisten

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Someone gets the sleepies if I read to them. Also, let's play a game of "I spy"... There are two kitties in this picture. Can you find his sneaky friend? ??❤️
#catsoflitsy #sleepy #juneread #littenkitten

Lcsmcat He‘s wearing a mask, but I see him. 🐱 4mo
ShelleyBooksie Adorable little lurker 4mo
Crazeedi This is just the greatest pic! And yes I spy the other fur baby!! 4mo
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Getting out of a reading slump can be hard for me sometimes, but this book was what I needed to get back into the game! When they have a map, you know the story is thought out and going to be good. Such a unique book and hoping the second one is out already! #readingslumpisover #juneread #youngadult #fantasy #love

stephothebesto I feel the same way about books with maps in the front! Circe, A Court of Mist and Fury, Lies of Locke Lamora and Wild Swans. All good, all with maps. 4mo
LibLib @stephothebesto I'll have to check some of those out then! 4mo
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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This book moved me more than I thought it would. A winding story following the life of Bengali immigrants and their son Gogol living as a first generation American. Sorry follows where life leads him and how it shapes his name and who he is. It made me wonder and curious about people's names. Anyone have an interesting origin story to their name? #summerread

umbrellagirl My parents went to a Fleetwood Mac concert whilst pregnant with me. My first name may or may not be the same as a band member. 😉 4mo
LibLib @umbrellagirl your parents have good taste so you have an excellent name! 4mo
jenniferw88 I chose my own name! Dad asked if I wanted to be called Charlotte & I cried, but I stopping crying when asked if I wanted to be called Jenny! 4mo
LibLib @jenniferw88 oh my goodness that's such a sweet story! 4mo
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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I love reading before I go to bed since it's helps me wind down, but the struggle to actually put the book down and sleep... Well that's a battle I fight EVERY night when reading a good book. The Namesake is much better than I anticipated...darn you night time reading! Better than watching TV but I still stay up late! #cantstopreading #canstopwontstop #juneread #nighttimereading 💤

AileenRR I loved this book ❤️ 4mo
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April and May were clearly rough months in the reading department, but goals aren't always easy to achieve. New month, new progress and excited to finish those books on my shelf. #2019readinggoals #junereading

Amberdfoy Love this!! Stealing!! 4mo
Reggie But it‘s summertime!!! 4mo
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This was such a fascinating book! Michael Pollan dissects the relationship between plants and people and frames it in a way that plants are using us instead of us using them. He focuses on four plants and how we view them: Apples for sweetness, Marajuana for intoxication, Potatoes for control and Tulips for beauty. I really enjoyed learning about the history of each of these plants and how they shaped our society. #recommend #bookonplants

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From my last post, thank you so much for all your kind words, support, comfort and hugs - Littens are amazing!

The posted picture was during my break from Litsy. While in the healing mode I traveled to Ireland and saw the Book of Kell's and walked down the Long Hall. Raise your hand if you wish you could have this library in your house!! 😍🙋🏼‍♀️ #givemethatlibrary #littentravels #librarybook

Lcsmcat 🙋🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Karkar 🙋🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Bklover How beautiful! 4mo
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It has been a few months since I've been on Litsy and I wish my reason for being away for so long was a good one. I announced my new life journey through the wonderful book I was reading, Expecting Better, but now my story instead ends with What Was Lost, a journey through miscarriage. I am on the mend both physically and emotionally and am looking forward to seeing what summer reads everyone is getting into. ❤️

Susanita I‘m so sorry. 😢 4mo
Slajaunie So sorry! 💙 4mo
TrishB So sorry 💕 look after yourself 4mo
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Emilymdxn I‘m so sorry to hear. I‘ll be thinking of you, sending love 💖 4mo
BookwormM So sorry for your loss take time to look after yourself physically and emotionally you friends will be here for you 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💔💔 4mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry. Hugs. ❤️ 4mo
Megabooks Big hug! I can‘t begin to imagine how hard this is for you. 💙 4mo
cariashley Hugs to you 😔❤️ 4mo
Bklover I am so very sorry for your loss! 💔 4mo
Kaye Sorry to hear this . I didn‘t see your post til now. Sending ❤️ 4mo
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Fact.

Megabooks 😁📚 6mo
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Guess I know what the next few months of reading will be!!! ❤️ So excited to be a first time mom, but also terrified. I've only read a few pages of this and it's making me feel better and empowered already. #firsttimemommy #futurelitsybaby #futurereader #babybook #slightlyterrifired

kristincatastrophic Congratulations! 7mo
TrishB Congrats 🎉🎉 7mo
RvnclawWhovian Congrats, very exciting!! 7mo
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JennyM Congrats!!! 😘 7mo
CouronneDhiver There are a ton of pregnant Littens right now... you‘re in good company! 👍🏽 7mo
callielafleur Yay new readers! 7mo
Karkar Congratulations!!! 7mo
ShelleyBooksie Congratulations! 7mo
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Oh Carrie Fisher how I adore you! This was a fun listen and had some great parts when going over her affair with Harrison Ford 😲🤫 I enjoyed this book but it broke my heart when she talked about how she felt about episodes 8 and 9 of Star Wars. RIP Carrie, you are missed.

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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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Tiffany Haddish had one heck of a life. While she's able to bring a lot of humor to her stories, there is also a realness and seriousness to them. She has gone through so much from having an abusive mom, going through the foster system, marrying an abusive husband... Through all that she has kept a positive attitude and become incredibly successful. She is an inspiring woman! #girlpower #humor #funny #serious #rolemodel #love #audiobook

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By far this has been one of the most moving books I have ever read. I feel embarrassed at my lack of knowledge of the terror the Khmer Rouge reign caused and this book did not hold back any details of the horrors during that time period. While it may seem it was a long time ago, the scars on the people in Cambodia will last several generations to come. I couldn't recommend this book more highly, but I definitely suggest keeping tissues close.

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Working hard to read every day! Those last days of February, you can blame a stupid work trip. #2019Reading #2019ReadingGoals

Samplergal Work is such a buzzkill. Nice way to document your reading. 8mo
Reagan-reads Wow! I love that idea and I might steal it! 8mo
TheSpineView Neat record keeping! Love the colors!❤ 8mo
LauraBytheBook Cool idea! 8mo
LibLib @Reagan-reads I saw someone else on Litsy do it and they got it from from Pinterest, so happy to spread the idea! 8mo
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"By percentage of population, the Cambodian Holocaust remains the worst to have occurred anywhere in the world, eclipsing the numbers in Nazi-occupied Europe and the Rwandan genocide put together."

This book has been so eye opening, educational and moving. I'm not yet finished and I know there are more tears to come.

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OH MY GOODNESS YESSSSS! This audio book read by Retta was absolutely amazing! If you've ever watched Parks and Recreation, she brings every bit of her personality to this book and it is hilarious. She is so down to earth and I definitely feel I'd be a complete fan girl if I ever saw her. The three week wait to listen to this was worth every second. #love #funny #audiobook #shesthebest #treatyoself #favorite #fivestars

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I wanted to love this book so much, but it didn't meet up to my expectations. I give it a "so-so" rating because the 1st half was excellent and made me go through so many emotions but the second half, *le sigh*, it fell flat. There was so much build up in the 1st half but that momentum was unfortunately lost as the story continued. I recommend to read only because the first part was so good and unique and who knows, maybe you can look past rest.