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Lissa00

Lissa00

Joined February 2016

Always a book nerd! Find me on my blog (www.lissareviews.blogspot.com) and Goodreads (www.goodreads.com/lissa00).
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Are these February spoilers already? #botm

Lcsmcat Before I read your text, I thought the photo was of a poem and I was struggling to make sense of it. 😂 5mo
felinesandfiction Yes. They've been up since December for some reason. Probably a glitch. 5mo
Lissa00 @felinesandfiction Ahh! That‘s weird, but gives us more time to research! 5mo
felinesandfiction @Lissa00 definitely! And hoping that means March spoilers will make an early appearance. 5mo
allthingskayla It glitched last month and showed these for Feb. I‘m going to get The Winter Sister and Early Riser. 😊 5mo
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First book read of 2019. This is so good and definitely a promising start to the reading year. Pub date -2/19

Reviewsbylola Love this cover. 5mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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My 10 yr old daughter and I are reading Little Women together for the holidays. I ordered this cute Puffin Classics edition from Book Depository and even though it says “complete and unabridged”, it is only Part 1 of the book. Has anyone seen this before? I am SO confused.

KathyWheeler That is really annoying. It should only say that if it‘s the complete and unabridged book — otherwise it should say “complete and unabridged in x volumes,” or something like that. 😡 6mo
Lissa00 @KathyWheeler Right? I am a bit flummoxed by the whole thing. I can‘t find that they even sell a second part. The good news is that the confusion did give us a good laugh😁 6mo
Daisey It was originally published as Little Women and Good Wives, so I‘m guessing that‘s how it‘s broken up. However, I wouldn‘t have expected any current editions to be split, and if so, it should be labeled more clearly. 6mo
Lissa00 @Daisey I didn‘t know that but you‘re right, weird it is done for this book! 6mo
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Holidays | North Light Books
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Thank you @DarcysMom for the Christmas card! It made my day☺️

DarcysMom ❤❤❤ 6mo
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Grant | Ron Chernow
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A little premature. There are still good reading days left, but a great reading year overall!!

Cailey_Mac Oh wow!😱 I‘m jealous of how many books you‘ve read so far! Congratulations!! 6mo
CouronneDhiver Amazing!!! 6mo
BridgetteM Wow! 202 books is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations! And the year isn‘t even over yet! 6mo
Kaye Wow, great numbers ! And look at your biggest book ! My year is pretty slim compared to that. Maybe this coming year my stats will improve .. 6mo
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On Being 40(ish) | Lindsey Mead
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We‘ll call this research😂. I‘ll be the big 4-0 in 2019.

MicrobeMom Haha! I am turn 40 next year too. It is coming quickly!! 6mo
SilversReviews I wish were. 😊 That is the BEST decade...ENJOY!! 6mo
Lissa00 @SilversReviews thanks! That‘s the theme of this book, too. 6mo
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Melissa_J It‘s not as bad as people think it will be. Plus, in my head I‘m still mid-20s 😊 6mo
Reviewsbylola My husband turned 40 this year. You would think he was turning 90. He acts like his life is over. 🤣🤣 6mo
JenReadsAlot Me too..... 6mo
Amandajoy I turn 40 in two years, but I still feel closer to 20 than 40. Might have to read this. 6mo
Lissa00 @MicrobeMom @JenReadsAlot 1979 was a good year😉 (edited) 6mo
Lissa00 @melissa_j @Amandajoy My MIL is closer to 70 and still says she feels like 25 in her mind. So I guess that doesn‘t change😂 6mo
Velvetfur In January I'm going to be 43! But I'm still interested to read this even if it will be 3 years late, heh. By the way, this really is my best decade, by now I really know myself and am comfortable in myself and am much calmer and more confident. You've got that to look forward to! 6mo
SilversReviews @Velvetfur ENJOY!!!! The 40‘s were the BEST!! 6mo
Velvetfur @SilversReviews Thank you, I'm enjoying so far 😁 6mo
Buechersuechtling I turned 40 this October. It didn‘t hurt. Turning 30 was _way_ harder. 6mo
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Coffee and reading this morning. I soooo wish I could just do this all day! This is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice in Pakistan. It a very faithful to the original and extremely entertaining (pub 1/15).

Lindy My YA book club is doing two Pride & Prejudice retellings this month: Pride by Ibi Zoboi and 6mo
Lissa00 @Lindy I also want to ready Pride so curious to see what you think! 6mo
Lindy @Lissa00 Watch for my posts about Pride here on Litsy soon. 😊 6mo
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I almost skipped this month but decided on this at the last minute. I know it‘s been out for a while and it‘s been recommended by people whose opinion I trust.

hermyknee I picked that one, too! 6mo
Reggie This one is sooooo good. I hope you like it! 6mo
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If you read a lot of American history, this is lighter fare but it is worth reading for the beautifully written conclusion alone. Thoughtful, hopeful and informative, I almost tore the conclusion out to staple and carry in my purse (don‘t worry...I didn‘t).

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An Anonymous Girl | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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After the stress of watching the election results last night; tonight, I am hunkering down with a glass of wine and a pile of books. 🍷🕯📚

JenReadsAlot Good plan! 7mo
LiteraryinLititz Good for you! I haven‘t been able to read for some reason, but hopefully I‘ll snap out of it soon. 7mo
CouronneDhiver Me too- except Survivor instead of books 7mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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My #botm!! I‘ve skipped so many months but November had so many good choices😄😄

Jess7 Great picks!! (edited) 8mo
mcipher Such oddly similar covers! 8mo
Hooked_on_books These are my picks, too! 8mo
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Lissa00 @mcipher I didn‘t notice until I saw them right next to each other. It‘s strange, though! 8mo
Lissa00 @Jess7 I‘m really pleased with the selections this month! 8mo
Lissa00 @Hooked_on_books I prob would have bought both of these so I‘m happy😄 8mo
Reviewsbylola Such great selections this month! 8mo
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“‘No one has had a chance to read the book, but it‘s essential contents are already known,‘ said Brezhnev. He could have had a great time writing Amazon reviews.”

Or Goodreads😂😂

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I have been so bad at posting on Litsy lately but I have been reading. Here is a stack of books that I am currently trying to clear of my currently reading shelf.

RestlessFickleBookHoarder Love this picture! And that iPad cover....swoon!🖤🖤🖤 8mo
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Quick question...is there one place/hashtag that all Litsy read-alongs or buddy reads are gathered? I thought I remembered something like that but I can‘t find it now. I‘m just in the mood to participate in one📚😄

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Check out ours! #BotmBuddyRead ! Our next book is Rainbirds! We would love to have you! @LitsyHappenings posts upcoming events! Also check out @LitsyBuddyRead @Jess7 (edited) 9mo
Lissa00 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome! That is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!! 9mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Lissa00 you‘re welcome!! We have discussion every Sunday at 1 pm CST!! 📚❤️ 9mo
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Jess7 Thanks for the tag! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks . We‘re reading Us Against You this month on @LitsyBuddyRead and we‘ve announced our next five months of books there to. October: A Place for Us, November: The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, December: Love, Hate, and Other Filters, and January is: 9mo
Jess7 We use that same hashtag as our name for our buddyread just search # LitsyBuddyRead 9mo
Lissa00 @Jess7 Thanks! I‘ll check it out, again. I realized I was already following litsybuddyread but it must have gotten lost in my feed:) 9mo
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This book is so beautiful!!! #bookmail

Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 9mo
mrozzz Jealous!!! Enjoy it 😊 9mo
Crazeedi ❤️👍📚😊 8mo
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So I am making a huge push to get through #netgalley titles and then “semi-retire” from NetGalley next year. I just don‘t have as much time as the kids get older and busier. Here is my tbr for the rest of the year! Side note: the tagged book is a delight and I got to see Anne Bogel speak last night😍📚📚

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I recently started back at my job after a summer break so haven‘t had a chance to post much. I have been reading a ton though, and I got a envelope full of fun sticker and books marks from preordering Anne Bogel‘s upcoming book. I used this one to decorate my kindle case!

JoScho Fantastic sticker 💜 10mo
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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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I‘m in the middle of TEN books right now. That has to be my record. They‘re all good so far and I just can‘t seem to stick to one. Anyone ever feel like an antsy reader?

LauraJ I want to read all the books all at once! 10mo
Kshakal I wish I could this but alas I am a one book at a time kind of gal! 10mo
CouronneDhiver Yep! All the time. It takes me a little longer to finish books but that‘s alright 10mo
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Owlizabeth Just started another...which brings me up to five, which is definitely my limit...I think. 10mo
Lissa00 @LauraJ I know! They all look so good so I read a little...and this is what happens! 10mo
Lissa00 @Owlizabeth I try to stick to 3! I‘m just having a moment🤪 10mo
Lissa00 @CouronneDhiver Just a different way to read. 10mo
Lissa00 @Kshakal You probably remember more about your books than me too! 10mo
Andrew65 I‘m a bit like that at the moment, got six on the Go! 10mo
InBooksILive I always do this! But recently I have been forcing myself to read one book at time. Which sometimes makes me end up rushing it to get to the next book 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ 10mo
TheDaysGoBy I never used to read more than one at a time and now I‘ve got 3 going with some serious thought about starting number 4 😂 10mo
Ash.on.the.line I do this! I start with one then I just have to pick up another! 😅😂 10mo
Verity I always do this. I‘m terrible for starting a book and marking it underway and then forgetting about it/abandoning it for something else for weeks... 10mo
megnews I‘m reading 12 right now and definitely the most I‘ve ever had at one time. Thanks for posting you currently reading. Book Girl looks great. Added to my tbr. 10mo
dariazeoli I‘m reading six! 10mo
Lissa00 Good to know I‘m not the only Ken that does this! @Andrew65 @TheDaysGoBy @Ash.on.the.line @Verity @dariazeoli 10mo
Lissa00 @megnews You‘ve got me beat! Book Girl is good, and will probably give me more book ideas! 10mo
Lissa00 @InBooksILive I will occasionally force myself to read one book at a time and do exactly what you said...speed through to get to the next one! 10mo
Melissa_J I‘ve been like this a lot lately, too, so am now trying to make an effort to read one at a time. 10mo
Lissa00 @Melissa_J I‘m sure that seeing all the book recs on Litsy doesn‘t help! 10mo
Daisey Yep, somehow I went from reading 5 to 7 books over the weekend! Just hoping I can finish at least 1 this week. 10mo
Lissa00 @Daisey I need to knock at least a few out too. I realized last night that I am confusing some details. 10mo
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I just finished this and just have too many feelings. This is a really, really well done book. Pub. 8/15 #netgalley

P.S. There was no cover on my galley so this is a terrible pic😂

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Our Homesick Songs | Emma Hooper
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My #currentlyreading pile is a bit ridiculous. Hoping to finish some of these off this weekend!📚📚📚

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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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I‘m looking forward to starting a new, fun, series. My reading has been too serious lately. I hope this is good!!

LorieL This is on my TBR as well! 10mo
MallenNC I liked this one! I have the second one still to read. 10mo
ZoeyPeacock I see your James Wood! That‘s an excellent book! 10mo
Lissa00 @MallenNC Good to know!! 10mo
Lissa00 @ZoeyPeacock I haven‘t even read that yet! Way too many books🤪 10mo
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“The good readers of a society are both its canaries-which detect the presence of danger to its members-and its guardians of our common humanity.”

This book has really hit home. Highly recommend it to parents, educators and concerned citizens:)

staci.reads Just read Proust and the Squid last month. I didn't know she had a new book. 10mo
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Reading in bed at 9:29pm...one of those days. I have a feeling this one might get depressing so we‘ll see how long I last😴. #netgalley

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“I worry that we are even closer to the stripping away of complex thoughts when they do not fit the memory-enfeebling restriction on the number of characters used to convey them.”

There is so much to absorb in this book. It is an interesting book for us dedicated readers.

ValerieAndBooks Looks intriguing! I wonder what her opinion of Litsy would be!! 11mo
Lissa00 @ValerieAndBooks I don‘t think she is against social media completely, just the inability to actually sit and read without being distracted by it(like me, right now:). She is fairly hard on e-reading though. 11mo
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I am about 20% into this #netgalley arc and am really enjoying it so far. It is exactly the book that I needed right now! Pub - 8/7

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#bookmail from yesterday! I‘m always interested in books about reading. Publication date - August 7
*received from publisher in exchange for honest review

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It is a beautiful (not too hot🎉) evening so I‘m doing some post-dinner, back-deck reading while the kids are with the grandparents.

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Crux | Jean Guerrero
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This is such a good book about life on the border, immigration, living between two cultures and family. Out today.

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#bookmail!! Stay with Me was a paperback preorder. Bookworm was a definite #blameitonlitsy purchase but I can‘t remember who mentioned it. In the Shadow of King Saul was a LibraryThing giveaway and Bellevue Press threw the other book in too. Good day!!

irre I also ordered Bookworm because of Litsy. Didn‘t get it yet. 11mo
Lissa00 @irre I wonder if sales people are wondering about the uptick of US shipments of this book?😂 11mo
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The Lauras | Sara Taylor
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It is going to be so hot today, so I thought I‘d get some morning outside reading time in!

SheReadsAndWrites The high here today is 102. 🙄 Meh. Happy reading! 🤓 I'll be doing so inside... 11mo
Lissa00 @SheReadsAndWrites We are just mid-90‘s here but boy, it‘s hard weather to relax outside in. 11mo
SheReadsAndWrites Truth! 11mo
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Gissy Dos you like this book? 5mo
Lissa00 @Gissy The Goodreads rating for this isn‘t great but I liked it. This author is a beautiful writer but it does mean for a slow moving story. 5mo
Gissy Well, I added in my Litsy tbr☺️ 5mo
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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“This room, these people, are here because of books, and if Lo were here she‘d smack me. Of course they are, Eggie. I‘ve told you, books save lives.”

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I usually keep #currentlyreading and #tbr piles on my desk but it has really gotten out of hand! 🤪

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So I entered a nonfiction giveaway (like we do😉) from @penguinrandomhouse and won🎉🎉. The books came today and they all look fascinating. I‘ll post updates while reading.

LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 12mo
Grrlbrarian OOOH A NEW DEBORAH BLUM 😍 Fantastic! 12mo
CouronneDhiver Cool! 👍🏽 12mo
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What to Read and Why | Francine Prose
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No one conveys the passion for books and reading quite like Francine Prose. This should be read slowly but I truly loved every word.

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#librarybookhaul!!! I‘m excited for all of these! Any advice for which to start with?

mrozzz Gah I‘ve been waiting impatiently for Dead Girls!! 12mo
Kristy_K I really liked 12mo
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What to Read and Why | Francine Prose
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I forgot to share this last week but I received this early copy last week and have never been so excited about a book (released 7/3)! As you can tell by the background books, I have a nerdy obsession with books about books and reading📚🤓. I plan on starting this tonight.

Thanks so much @HarperCollins

Craftylikefox I am curious what you think of it! It sounds interesting! 12mo
Lissa00 @Craftylikefox I‘ll make sure to post my thoughts on it! 12mo
Lissa00 @batsy I like the one too, which is why I‘m excited about this one:) 12mo
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Some more early morning, beat the heat, outside reading! I‘m finally getting to this one but am already worried about how many perspectives there are. Is it hard to keep track of characters? #botm

StephanieGeiser I‘m reading this book right now too! (And this version!) I am finding it a little difficult to keep track of the names but their experiences are different enough that I am not struggling to understand the arc of the book. Does that make sense? 12mo
2BR02B The only two I sometimes had trouble with were Roxy and Eve, since they were so close in age. IMO they could have been consolidated into one character. 12mo
Lissa00 @StephanieGeiser Makes sense! I‘m enjoying it so far, though. I‘m kind of glad I waited a while after it was released:) 12mo
Lissa00 @2BR02B Good to know! 12mo
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It is BRUTALLY hot today but I am trying to get in some morning outside reading with this gem. I grew up vacationing each summer in the Outer Banks so I am very interested in these discoveries.

KimM I'm reading this now too. Pretty interesting so far. Especially if you've spent a good deal of time at the #OBX 12mo
BarbaraJean This sounds super interesting—but I misread the title and spent the longest time trying to figure out what Tolkien might have to do with the lost colony of Roanoke. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 12mo
Lissa00 @KimM My family used to go to the Lost Colony play every year like the author and my opinion of it changed through the years just like his 😄 12mo
Lissa00 @BarbaraJean Well there are crazy theories about vampires and the undead so you never know 😂 12mo
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First of all, this is a really good book. But more important, this picture of Almanzo Wilder reminds me of someone famous, but I can‘t quite figuring out. Any ideas?

jessberk13 Paul Walker? 13mo
Lissa00 @jessberk13 Yes!!! I definitely see that! 13mo
Beckys_Books Too bad Google Arts & Culture only works with selfies! 13mo
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Lcsmcat @Beckys_Books I‘ve used it on photos before. Just take a picture of the picture. (I used it to identify a portrait.) 13mo
Hooked_on_books Armie Hammer? I loved this book. 13mo
Lissa00 @Hooked_on_books Armie Hammer is who I was thinking of! It was on the tip of my brain, I just couldn‘t come up with the name. I like this book a lot...but I‘m definitely not a huge fan of Rose after reading it. 13mo
Hooked_on_books @Lissa00 I agree. Rose is dreadful. 13mo
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Great American Read time!!! I can‘t even express how excited I am about this📚🎉

JulAnna Me too! 😂 13mo
azulaco Totally watching this on replay as soon as my kid falls asleep! 13mo
Julie548 I knew I‘d find some people on here watching this with me!! Loving it! But my TBR is growing longer by the minute!! 😊 13mo
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Lissa00 @JulAnna @azulaco @Julie548 It is so good. I keep getting chills from some of these “testimonials.” 13mo
Julie548 @Lissa00 The Color Purple testimony was intense!! And so touching! 13mo
Christine I just started it on the PBS app and it is so good already!! 📚❤️📚❤️ 13mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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My Saturday night🎉📚. This book is starting a little slow, but I‘ve read great reviews so I‘m hoping to really love it.

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From Twinkle, With Love | Sandhya Menon
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Surprise #bookmail. I must have entered a giveaway that I don‘t remember. Anyway...I am soooooo excited!

MarticaMustRead Nice!! 13mo
elyseh Awesome!! I loved the first book! 10mo
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umbrellagirl Nice! 14mo
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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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I was very excited for Paula McLain‘s take on Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn‘s relationship. Several years ago, I went on a Gellhorn kick and read two of her nonfiction travel/war books and thoroughly enjoyed her wit and dry humor. Unfortunately, neither is captured well in McLain‘s book so I don‘t feel she accurately portrayed the main character. However, it is still well written and enjoyable.

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My space obsession continues! Detailing the origins, development and flight of the New Horizons ship to Pluto, this book is exciting and not overly difficult to read. Pub Date: 5/1

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Grant | Ron Chernow
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I did it! This book was SO good. It took me months to finish but I now feel like one of Grant‘s personal friends and I cried at the end (even though, of course, I KNEW how it ends).

LoverofLit I did this with Hamilton by him! He really has a talent for bringing history to life. 14mo
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This is a heart-wrenching book that does an excellent job of explaining the inner turmoil of refugees that have survived countries ravaged by war. #botm

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Lunch hour reading and cookie. This is a really good book!

OSChamberlain Omg you‘ve destroyed me. I want a cookie so bad! 14mo
Christine11 That cookie looks so good ! 🍪 14mo
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I am maybe too excited for this but I knew you guys would be too!

queerbookreader I've been hyped for weeks!!!! 14mo
jpmcwisemorgan I want to know! 14mo
Lissa00 @queerbookreader @jpmcwisemorgan Have you seen the list yet? It‘s kind of strange and I‘m not sure I agree with many but it will be interesting to watch. 14mo
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jpmcwisemorgan @Lissa00 I haven‘t! I‘m going to try to look at it today. 14mo
queerbookreader Noooooo let me go check it now 14mo
queerbookreader HAHA FIFTY SHADES 14mo
queerbookreader I'm seeing a lot of classics and modern classics. Do folks really love the classics as much as this list implies?? I feel like it's not helping PBS's elitist image any 14mo
queerbookreader Also can't help but notice that like two of these books are not straight or white themed lmao seems we still have a ways to go 14mo
Lissa00 @queerbookreader I know. I guess I was expecting more diversity, and better quality to be honest. Oh well, I‘ll still watch any tv show devoted to reading😉 14mo
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3.5 stars. This started off so strangely but I kept reading out of pure curiosity. I‘m glad I did! It is the inner thoughts of one woman from college through all life‘s major events. At times it seemed to turn into stream of consciousness which felt forced and odd but there were instances of insight that struck a chord. I received a digital ARC of this book through NetGalley.

Quasifesto It‘s a shame she never read Chomsky. 14mo
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