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Lissa00

Lissa00

Joined February 2016

Find me on Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/lissa00).
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The Family | Naomi Krupitsky
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November #botm

Desha Still life?!!! ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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My October #botm box!

Reviewsbylola These two picks had me so pumped! 4mo
staci.reads My box is identical! 4mo
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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4.5 stars. This centers around a logging community in the seventies as they desperately try to hold on to their way of life while grappling with environmental destruction, chemical poisoning and small town mindset. The characters in this book are complicated and the plot constantly contains an eerie sense of foreboding. As with any book, there are flaws but overall this was a satisfying reading experience.

SamAnne Good review! I grew up in a tiny Oregon logging community where big timber companies ravaged the forest and rivers and doused us in herbicide spraying. Turned me into a major treehugger and opponent of large scale corporate logging. Really,looking forward to this book. (edited) 4mo
Lissa00 @SamAnne Wow! I think you will find much to identify with this book then. The author does a really good job of describing the setting. 4mo
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Damnation Spring | Ash Davidson
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So excited to start this journey! #tolstoytogether. I did read War and Peace a couple of years ago but still looking forward to a more careful reread.

TheNeverendingTBR I love this War And Peace cover! 😍 3mo
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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#weeklyforecast #currentlyreading #netgalley

Into the Wild is a buddy (re)read with my son who chose it as his independent reading book for English class. It was one of the choices for “coming of age” books 😳

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Sarah's Scribbles #4 | Sarah Andersen
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Just finished the latest “Sarah‘s Scribbles” book (out in November). As fun, short and comforting as the rest! These are easy graphic novels to read digitally, too. #netgalley

Patchshank I love her. Super excited to hear there's a new book. 4mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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merelybookish Ducks! 💚 4mo
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I missed out on this last year but they are doing another “Tolstoy together” in which a community of readers reads and discusses about 15 pgs of War and Peace a day. This year there is the companion book about the experience last time. I‘ve been meaning to reread this book so I will definitely be participating. It starts on September 15. More info is here: https://apublicspace.org/news/detail/tolstoy-together-2021. #tolstoytogether

mklong Thanks for posting! This sounds great!! 4mo
SamAnne I started reading with the project last year. Absolutely loved War & Peace. One of my winter reads will be Anna Karenina. 4mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I really liked this but I just have so many questions. This would be a good book group discussion.

anitanotherbook Same! Agreed. 5mo
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Piranesi | Susanna Clarke
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I REALLY should go to bed but this guy is so comfortable. So, I guess I‘ll keep reading.

rubyslippersreads 😻💤 5mo
Texreader Yes we absolutely cannot disturb the cat!! ❤️🐈‍⬛ 5mo
Liatrek So sweet😻 I can never move my kitty when he is comfy. 5mo
wanderinglynn So sweet! ❤️🐱 5mo
peanutnine Cute! 😻💖 5mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I started this book over the weekend. It‘s so weird! Has anyone actually finished it? It seems a little daunting.

Oryx I'm listening on audio and love it. Almost finished it 😃. I found it incredible in the breadth of things it covers - big issues and small. But, I'm not sure how it would be in print. Audio is definitely the easier route for this one I think. 5mo
Graywacke Yes, made it through! Takes some commitment, but i did enjoy it. It‘s a pretty cool thing she did here. Good luck 🙂 5mo
Lissa00 @Oryx Audio is a good idea! I might try that. 5mo
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Lissa00 @Graywacke It‘s very interesting how she inserts these profound thoughts and ideas into what seems like a random stream of words. 5mo
Megabooks Yes! I read the audiobook and gave it 5⭐️! 5mo
Lissa00 @Megabooks Audiobook definitely seems like the way to go! 5mo
Graywacke @Lissa00 i found two things interesting. One is how sometimes I think like that! And I feel like I know some people who seem to always think like that. (Although I‘m not in their head, of course). Also - it‘s interesting to me because it‘s not directly her forethought but it‘s still conscious. Curious to me what level of consciousness this narrative takes place. 5mo
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Various | Magazines
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I know I‘ve hyped this magazine before but this issue is special to me, because I wrote a piece for it! I‘ve not written much for publication so it was exciting to receive this today. I recommend this magazine for all readers…it‘s delightful.

fredthemoose Awesome! 5mo
DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 5mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s so cool! 🥳 5mo
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Mitch Congratulations- I love this magazine 5mo
mrp27 Awesome, love this magazine! 5mo
mhillis Congratulations 🎉 5mo
Chelsea.Poole Awesome! Congratulations! 5mo
Jas16 Congratulations. That is awesome! 5mo
Reggie That‘s awesome!!! 5mo
MaureenMc 👏👏 5mo
The_Penniless_Author Congrats! Had never heard of this magazine before but am eager to check it out. 5mo
Reviewsbylola I just read your article! Loved it and love the mag in general! Well done. 🥰 4mo
Reviewsbylola Also, I hope your son is doing well. ♥️ 4mo
Lissa00 @Reviewsbylola Thank you!! And he is doing well, although COVID has definitely been stressful. 4mo
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My #botm choice this month looks good! Glad to see a memoir included this month.

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The Heart Principle | Helen Hoang
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So in the past week, I had one kid start high school, one kid start middle school, one kid attend school without a sibling for the first time, and I started a new job. So…many…changes and emotions. This Monday night, I am dipping into a fun read.

mabell That‘s one big week! ❤️ 5mo
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Suggested Reading | Dave Connis
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Does anyone else have to pull up Goodreads to remember what they are currently reading? It‘s been a long week🤦🏼‍♀️

RebelReader I have to do it at book group so I can share what I‘ve read. Short memory for sure! 6mo
Tamra 👋🏾 6mo
peanutnine All the time! I'm glad I'm not alone 🤣 6mo
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Various | Magazines
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This is my new favorite magazine!!

BookishMarginalia Yey! I love it too! 6mo
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Birthday #bookhaul finally arrived!📚📖📚

Tamra Lovely! 6mo
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I‘ve been looking forward to this book since I received it. Finally time to sit down and dive in!

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I‘be been re-reading many of my books about books and reading for an essay I am working on. This short, lovely book is up next.

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I‘m re-reading this beloved favorite and it is such a beautiful book. A wonderful tribute to his mother and the books they shared.

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The People We Keep | Allison Larkin
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My #botm box!!

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For those in #botm…coming soon!

AmyG I was just thinking about this. 7mo
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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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My #botm box finally came and I am BFF!

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Ariadne | Jennifer Saint
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My #botm picks! I have been eying both of these books. I‘m also now a BFF..so irrationally excited about the tote bag.

The_Heeler_Booklife Legendborn is amazing. 9mo
Lissa00 @The_Heeler_Booklife Yay! I wasn‘t originally very interested but have since seen so many good reviews! 9mo
bridge12 They told me in December they were out of tote bags and I still haven‘t received one... I‘d love to hear if you get yours 9mo
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Lissa00 @bridge12 Oh no! That‘s a major bummer. I‘ll post if I receive mine. 9mo
BrittanyReads I second @The_Heeler_Booklife Legendborn IS AMAZING! 9mo
reading_rainbow I am so excited to get that tote lol 9mo
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My April #botm picks. I have one more box until I‘m a BFF and that is also when my subscription expires. I‘m still deciding whether to keep it🤷‍♀️

Aims42 What does it mean when your subscription ends? My membership says it will expire in August. Do I lose any unused credits? Does my credit card start to get charged? Sorry for the deluge of questions lol 10mo
Lissa00 @Aims42 I received a gift subscription for a year. I have one credit left and then I will have to pick another plan or cancel. I think I will probably go month to month for a little while until I decide. 10mo
Aims42 @Lissa00 oh, okay! Yeah, I‘m thinking month to month might be best for me too. Mine was a gift subscription from my sister-in-law 👍🏻 Thanks for clearing up my confusion!! 10mo
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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Currently reading. One #netgalley arc. A re-read in an annotated version and last month‘s #botm.

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My #botm pick. I wasn‘t really feeling this month but I am hopeful that this will be good.

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For all you #botm members, looks like the books will go up soon!

swishandflick They're up! 11mo
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I undertook a project this past year to enter all of my books into a spreadsheet. My unread amount is WAY WAY too high so my new goal is to use a random number generator and then try to read that book no matter what. If I decide to dnf for good, then I‘m donating it. Here is my first random selection. This is in addition to my regular reading📚📖 so it may be a slow process. I am going to attempt to document it here as I go!

Simona Nice goal❣️🤞 11mo
Lissa00 @Simona thanks! 11mo
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The Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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Just one again this month. I‘m excited for this one but was hoping for more new add-ons. I only saw two. Are there usually more? #botm

candc320 I thought the same things about the add-one. Was hoping for more new choices. 12mo
Amor4Libros I think there was something wrong with the site because I only saw two also and when I refreshed the page it says that they are making updates and to try later 12mo
Laughterhp Hmm my app isn‘t ready yet for me to make choices. 12mo
Lissa00 @Laughterhp yeah, it was available for a short time and is down again. Hopefully it didn‘t mess up any finished boxes. 12mo
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The Removed: a Novel | Brandon Hobson
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My January #botm pick. I‘m still sticking to my one book goal:)

Reviewsbylola Your willpower is awesome! I got this book too. 13mo
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I may have two more books in me this year but I do love receiving these year end wrap ups!

Michael_Gee Two excellent books featured! 13mo
Michael_Gee Also, 147?! 13mo
Lissa00 @GhostStories I‘ve had some free time this year😆 13mo
Michael_Gee @Lissa00 this year that could be a good or bad thing. How great that regardless of circumstance you‘ve made the most of it with some great books! 13mo
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This is what I went with for my December #botm pick. It‘s a surprising pick for me but I think it looks good!

EKonrad Same here! 😀 14mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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#botm. December books are up! What will you choose? I‘m undecided and need to research.

Amor4Libros I thought I was going go skip this month, but now I want like 3! 🤦🏽‍♀️😂 14mo
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Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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Mehso-so

I thought I would like this book more. I found the conversations between characters to be so vague that I never really knew what was going on. I did like the descriptions of Houston and Osaka, two places I have never been. 2.5 out of 5 stars. #botm

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This book is deeply unsettling. I‘m not sure this is the best time, politically, to read it but I will definitely be thinking about it for days to come.

LazyLibrary I am def nervous to read this book! 1y
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Memorial: A Novel | Bryan Washington
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I had to do some research this group of #botm picks but I ended up going with this. I‘m just proud of myself for sticking to one this month!!

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I received these beauties today!

#bookmail #booksaboutbooks

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Oh, this book was so good! Each character had their own voice, unique perspective, and fascinating backstory. I felt like I knew these characters, truly, by the end. 5/5 stars

JanuarieTimewalker13 Stacking!! 1y
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While it did feel way too soon for a book about COVID-19, I did learn a lot about viruses and pandemics from this book. It wasn‘t all gloom and doom either which I appreciated. #netgalley

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I am quickly making my way through this series since I received an ARC of the latest to be released in February. While the mysteries are always somewhat convoluted, I read these for the characters and fascinating setting. 4/5 stars.

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A Rogue of One's Own | Evie Dunmore
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Trying to catch up on my #botm selections. I liked this book and thought it better than the first in the series.

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IndyHannaJones Mine is late!!!! I'm not a happy camper 1y
Lissa00 @IndyHannaJones Oh no! I felt like mine was later than normal too. 1y
IndyHannaJones @Lissa00 I still haven't got it and I am so sad 1y
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Another #bookhaul in the books about books category. My book shopping kryptonite.

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The New Yorker | Conde Nast
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I‘m reading a recent article in the New Yorker about Marilynne Robinson and came across this quote from one her school teachers. It really spoke to me.

“one must make one‘s mind a good companion, because you live with it every minute of your life”

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City of the Lost | Kelley Armstrong
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This is a very promising start to a thriller series. Loved the setting and characters and the whole premise is just thoroughly original. I do think that the mystery was unnecessarily convoluted but I still really enjoyed this and am reading the next one immediately! Published in 2017, there are four additional books currently available.

Hooked_on_books I love this series! After the first one, I was concerned with how she would manage to keep the story fresh, but she‘s done a beautiful job with it. 1y
Lissa00 @Hooked_on_books oh, good to know! Especially since I already bought the rest of the available series so I could binge read😂 1y
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“I have found that paying attention to the world‘s most pressing new stories provides ample evidence that we cannot be the smartest species out there.” TRUTH!

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New “bookish” #bookhaul!!

SW-T Nice! I have Haig on my TBR but thinking I need to add the tagged as well! Have you read 1y
Lissa00 @SW-T It‘s on my shelf but I haven‘t gotten to it yet. I definitely want to read it though! 1y
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I‘m not sure I can adequately review this book. It is hard hitting and discussed so many truths, some of which were new to me. I cannot recommend it enough.

Megabooks Reading it now. Totally agree. 1y
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