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LittlePixels

LittlePixels

Joined May 2016

So many books, so little time! goodreads.com/LittlePixels
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(Re. 12 and 13-year-old girls )
“…she watched them quietly, fondly, recalling what it was like to be in this moment of life that was like a breath before speech, a last sweet pause before some great unveiling.”
Such an apt description!

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Cutting for Stone: A Novel | Abraham Verghese
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#readingwithcats is one of the best things in life. 🥰 It just feels wrong now to read my #kindle without Kindle Kitty on my lap. He‘s my favorite reading accessory.

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Tattooed Girl | Dan Burstein
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My second #bookishtattoo is finished! I‘ve been waiting for this one for a very long time, and I love it! 🥰

vivastory That's incredible! 6mo
LittlePixels @vivastory Thanks! 😊 6mo
julesG 😍😍 It's lovely. 6mo
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TrishB Wow 😮 6mo
LiteraryinLawrence It‘s absolutely gorgeous! 6mo
LittlePixels @julesG @TrishB @LiteraryinLawrence TYSM! I‘ve been thinking about/wanting this for soooo long, and I‘m just so excited! 📚 🩷 6mo
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Hello Beautiful | Ann Napolitano
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Reading my new 🎁 📕 in front of the 🎄 with my little feline lap warmer. Nope, I can‘t think of anything more purrfect. #christmasvibes #currentread

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Wellness | Nathan Hill
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My Kindle, my Kindle Kitty, and the Christmas tree. A perfect Saturday. 🥰 #catsoflitsy #holidays

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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“Ye are blood of my blood, and bone of my bone.” #outlander #booktattoo #bookishtattoo

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Station Eleven: A novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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Well, my foster baby has become a “foster fail” and my permanent reading partner. Littens, meet Kindle Kitty! #catsoflitsy #kittens #kittenlitten 🐱🥰

Darklunarose Welcome to your forever home kindle kitty. 13mo
Leftcoastzen So cute ! But now you are scaring me, I have 4 that are 10 weeks that I am fostering, have a full house already. 13mo
BookmarkTavern So gorgeous! 🧡 13mo
LittlePixels @Darklunarose @ozma.of.oz Thanks! 🐱🥰❤️ 13mo
LittlePixels @Leftcoastzen LOL! We‘ve fostered several this summer, and I had NO intention of adding to our family. This little guy knew we were his people from the minute we met, though. I wish you could post photos in comments; I‘d love to see your foster babies! 13mo
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My little foster baby is giving me an excuse to get in a little more reading. I couldn‘t possibly get up and disturb his nap… #kittens #currentread

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The Ferryman: A Novel | Justin Cronin
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#scottbrick #suzanneelisefreeman and #justincronin five feet away from me, spending two hours in conversation like we‘re all buddies? Yes please!!! What an amazing evening. 🥰 My daughter is still squeeing about getting to talk to a “real author!” about writing. #raisingwriters

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 1y
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The Ferryman: A Novel | Justin Cronin
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It seems that every #justincronin book has a moment that makes me go “what the hell am I even reading??” I just reached that moment. Thoroughly enjoying my #currentread - and excited to meet the author tomorrow. Yay!

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Re-reading before I start on Carrie Soto. I love everything I‘ve ever read by #taylorjenkinsreid 🥰

marleed Same! 2y
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Re-reading before Carrie Soto gets here tomorrow. Yay for new Taylor Jenkins Reid! #newbookday

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Daisy Darker | Alice Feeney
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It‘s amazing what a week away from technology can do to supercharge your reading life! This is what I managed to get through in that week, and I feel like my concentration is improved as a result of it. And the tagged book…ah-mazing! 😍 #techvacation #thriller

ravenlee Hooray! Well done you! 2y
LiteraryinLawrence A tech-free week would require so much discipline but I love the idea! It‘s awesome that you got to recenter and read. 💗 2y
LittlePixels @LiteraryinLawrence It required a bit of planning, and I did check my texts once a day *very* briefly (in case of emergencies). It was worth it, though. I did it last year too, and plan to keep doing it every summer. It‘s a nice way to reset. 2y
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LOL, I‘m going to think of it that way from now on too. A murder of crows, a pack of wolves, an abundance of caution. 🤣 #currentread

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Upgrade: A Novel | Blake Crouch
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Yay for new Blake Crouch! His books are always page-turners. I can't wait! 📚🎉

FortunateSon I will always read Blake Crouch. Almost done with Upgrade and it's been great! I see The Paradox Hotel in there too, and it's also on my TBR! 2y
LittlePixels @FortunateSon Yeah, somehow Paradox Hotel keeps getting pushed down my list. I actually started it right before Upgrade got here, then put it down again, and now I‘m reading Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow. I swear I‘ll get to it eventually! 🤣 Upgrade was awesome, though. I devoured it in two sittings. Pretty much par for the course for Blake Crouch books for me. 💖 2y
FortunateSon @LittlePixels I just got Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow from BOTM as well. Hope to get to it soon but I have a few other books on deck first. 2y
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The Island | Adrian McKinty
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Oh. My. Gosh. This one was absolutely unputdownable! I read the last 75% of it in one sitting. After The Chain and now this one, Adrian McKinty is on my insta-buy list!

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Congrats @Nessavamusic and thank you for doing the #100kGiveaway - that's so awesome of you!

Nessavamusic Thank you & Good Luck! 2y
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Congrats @Hazel2019 on hitting 25k! That's so cool of you to do the #hazel201925k giveaway. 😊 Littens are the best!

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I wasn't really enjoying the book much until this chapter. Mr. Collins is such a condescending bastard that I'm angry *for* Lizzy. I actually laughed out loud at her father's response here. 😂

JillR I think this is my very favourite part of the book, in fact my daughter and I watched the film adaptation at the weekend and she had to tell me to stop going on about how much I love this bit 😆 2y
LittlePixels @jillr 😄 That's awesome. My daughter and I are buddy-reading it and planning to watch the movie together afterwards. 2y
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I don't know how I've never read this before, but the kiddo and I decided to buddy read it. She loves the #classics and I'm really enjoying this annotated version! #raisingreaders

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OMG OMG OMG! #droughtlander is finally over! My daughter and I took the day off of #homeschooling to have our own little #readathon to celebrate! First, an early morning trip to the bookstore (she's excited about the recent release of Marissa Meyer's new book "Gilded"), now we get a full day of reading. Yay!! #outlander #raisingreaders

ravenlee One of the best parts of homeschooling is taking days off for really good reasons - like book release day! 3y
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The Last Unicorn | Peter S. Beagle
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I ordered this book (specifically the 40th anniversary edition) from eBay for my daughter's birthday recently. The seller sent me the current edition I could have bought for cheaper on Amazon. 😡 Do any of you wonderful Littens know where I could get my hands on this version, for a reasonable price? I've been Googling and trolling eBay for a month now, but I can't find it. My daughter is a super fan and I would really love to get this for her. TIA

GondorGirl Maybe try AbeBooks? 3y
LittlePixels @GondorGirl Thanks! I found another one on eBay yesterday. Keeping my fingers crossed that they actually send the right edition this time! 🤞 3y
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I love that this is one of my daughter's favorite shirts. 🥰 #raisingreaders

megnews 😃❤️ 4y
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Luster: A Novel | Raven Leilani
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(Sorry, no pretty cover in my Kindle version)
So, this was intriguing enough to read, but I honestly kind of expected to hate it. It was dark, crass, vulgar and unrelatable. And I loved it. The sumptuous writing alone was worth the price of admission. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I'm only about 50 pages in, but this is already so much better than "Rich and Pretty". I'm having a hard time putting it down! #currentread

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I just finished it. No spoilers, just 😭😭😭
This one is a keeper. ❤️ #iremember #currentread

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I'm really feeling the ambiance in my room lately. Perfect for long reading sessions. 🥰 I'm loving this book so far too. What a unique premise! #currentread

Hazel2019 💜 4y
bibliobliss I love that 4y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
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"Princeton, in the summer, smelled of nothing, and although Ifemelu liked the tranquil greenness of the many trees, the clean streets and stately homes, the delicately overpriced shops, and the quiet, abiding air of earned have, it was this, the lack of a smell, that most appealed to her, perhaps because the other American cities she knew well had all smelled distinctly." - Holy marathon sentence, Batman! #firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl No kidding! 😅 4y
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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Since "The Wife Between Us", Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen books are insta-buys for me. This one was good, but not as engrossing as the last two. Three and a half stars. #goodnotgreat

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Coming up with #3Books that made me uncomfortable was pretty hard. I'm just not made uncomfortable that easily in my reading. These two books definitely did it though. The tagged book because of the subject matter and A Little Life because it was just so, so brutal. I actually had to just put it down for a bit a couple of times to take a break from all the sadness. Still, it's one of my favorite books from the past several years. ❤️💔

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The tagged book was my choice also, but I was too busy to post that day... I‘m also rarely made uncomfortable in my reading... 4y
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I'm SO loving this book. It might even be my favorite of the Kingsbridge series, or at least tied with World Without End. Edgar and Ragna are just as compelling as Merthin and Caris. I don't want this one to be over! 🥰 #allthefeels #currentread

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Giveaway | Carolyn Finlay
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Congrats @britt_brooke on the 400k! Wow!
Thanks for doing the #400kgiveaway

britt_brooke Thanks for entering! 💚 4y
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The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. | Neal Stephenson, Nicole Gallan
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Why yes, my daughter is sniffing her new book. 😂 We just got a huge, fun shipment from Book Outlet. I haven't ordered from them since they were Book Closeouts. It felt like Christmas! #booksniffer #raisingreaders #bookhaul

BarbaraBB Perfect picture! I can imagine how happy your daughter must be 💕 (edited) 4y
LittlePixels @BarbaraBB She really is! All evening she kept squealing "Eeeeeee! New books!" ? I love that we have that in common. ❤️ 4y
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"I was having trouble foreseeing any future. How would we ever get back to normal after the pandemic?"
Can relate!
I'm just getting back to this book after taking a break to read Midnight Sun. I forgot how good this one is!

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I've had this on my TBR forever, but for some reason the beginning just wasn't hooking me. Once I got into it, though...wow! What a beautiful, heartwarming, heart-breaking gem of a read. It's official: TJR is one of my must-read authors. ❤️

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Shatter Me | Tahereh Mafi
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It took me soooooo long to read this book. I should have DNF'd, but so many people love it that I needed to see what I was missing. Unfortunately, it was buried in so many metaphors that I could hardly find the plot. I'm sorry to anyone that loved it. #itsnotyouitsme

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Lush: A Memoir | Kerry Cohen
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I read books like this to figure out my mom, who is an alcoholic. This one had me highlighting like crazy. #currentread #booksaremyaddiction

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New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Just doing some needlework while I #readandlisten - I love relaxing Saturdays. 🥰 #audiobook #newyork

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The Wives: A Novel | Tarryn Fisher
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The premise of this one sounds fascinating. I think I'm going to be up late tonight! 📖 📚 #currentread

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I think I've read almost every ex-FLDS biography out there, but this one was still worth the read. It was fascinating (and disturbing!) to hear about Warren Jeffs from his own daughter.

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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That last line... *swoon* 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 #outlander #reread

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Jamie Fraser is the ultimate book boyfriend! Lol. ❤ 5y
LittlePixels @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I know! ? Fortunately, I have my own Jamie at home. I texted the last line to my hubby at work when I mentioned I'd finished the book, and here's his response: "That's really beautiful, and describes how I feel about you. ❤️?" ????? 5y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Aawww, goosebumps...... 4y
Curiouser_and_curiouser @LittlePixels you are very lucky. That is really special ❤ 4y
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The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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All of these for $3? Yes please! I haven't read #petsematary since it first came out, so it's time for a re-read to see how it holds up. The poetry is for #homeschool and the others are because I canceled my #BoTM membership earlier this year, so I've missed a lot of their picks. Thank you to whoever dropped them off at my library's book sale! Their loss is my gain! 😉💗

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The Institute | Stephen King
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I'd rather have this in hardcover, but didn't want to spend the money (too many book hauls lately! #sorrynotsorry 😉), so I'm thrilled that I got my library hold so quickly. Hold times have gotten so crazy lately that less than a month seems positively speedy! I'm looking forward to what sounds like a throwback to the Stephen King of old. 📚❤️

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My daughter's #bookhaul from yesterday's Half Price Books trip. She negotiated to make this a monthly occurrence if she does her best in (home)school. This was a stellar month, so she earned it! 💕 #homeschool #raisingreaders

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New York | Edward Rutherfurd
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Blast from the past, anyone?? I found this when cleaning out my closet. It's a Love's Baby Soft beach towel I've had since I was about 10. 😱
The #bookhaul was from a Half Price Books run with my daughter. She bought more than I did!! Maybe I'll post her haul too. It's so much fun #raisingreaders ❤️❤️❤️

ItsAnotherJen That was my signature scent back in the day!! Lol 5y
LittlePixels @jenfowler Mine too, if you could have one at 10. 😉 I still have a bottle in my medicine cabinet with a tiny bit left in it (no, I don't still wear it. LOL) It seemed that everyone bought me either that or Jean Nate (blech!). Man, I'm old... 😂 5y
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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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So far, I'm loving the books in Amazon's new "forward collection". They're all super fast reads, and this one was so good I'm sorry it's over. If you like speculative fiction and are interested in AI and superintelligence (and don't easily have nightmares!), this one's for you. So chilling!!

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Is anyone else a #gamer as well as a reader? I used to kind of hide it, as some people see it as childish, or a guy thing or whatever, but now I'm too old to care! I love this bookshelf; the juxtaposition of my game guides right next to my classics (they're to the right on this shelf) sums me right up. 😜 Now, back to Borderlands! #gamergirl

GrilledCheeseSamurai Yaaaaas! I'm a gamer! Also...im actually playing New Leaf right now on my 3DS cuz the hype is real for the one coming on Switch and it get me wanting to play Animal Crossing again. 😅 Also a big fan of Stardew Valley so this pic, for me, is 🔥. 5y
GrilledCheeseSamurai And don't ever be embarrassed about what you love! Let the flag fly. 🤘 5y
LittlePixels @GrilledCheeseSamurai I've been getting back into New Leaf a bit too. New Horizons can't get here fast enough! 5y
LittlePixels @GrilledCheeseSamurai Also, if you like Stardew, you'd love this book. It's absolutely gorgeous! I already have many hundreds of hours into the game on various platforms, but wanted the book as a keepsake because it's so beautiful. As for being up front about gaming, it's more acceptable these days, I think. My husband laughed when I told him I didn't even consider myself a gamer for the longest time, though I really have been since forever 😜 5y
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Last Summer | Kerry Lonsdale
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Happy hour at #starbucks means happy juice for my reading time, and more for breakfast tomorrow. 🥰 Healthy? Nope. #noregrets 😜 I just finished the tagged book, and it was OK, but honestly I expected more from a Kerry Lonsdale book. I could see any twists coming from a mile away. Meh.

Bklover Pink drink!💗 5y
LittlePixels @Bklover Oh my gosh, pink drinks are soooo good! I don't get Starbucks very often, but their BOGO days are hard to pass up. I just get the second without ice and stick it in the fridge until the next morning. 🥰👍 5y
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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I'm maybe 95% through my re-read of book four, and just got to...well, no spoilers, so I'll just say Ian... 😭😭😭
I love this series so much! #outlander #reread

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As an introverted book nerd, I loved this book! It was a quick, fun read. I found the protagonist, Nina, super relatable, and I thoroughly enjoyed Abbi Waxman's writing style, as usual. This just cemented her place on my insta-buy list. ❤️ #summerreading

marleed I finished this last night and enjoyed it from the very first paragraph - like would anyone really choose to be chicken when given a bird life choice! 5y
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