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LizzieLou

LizzieLou

Joined February 2018

reading for sanity in an insane world
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Wearing a garment just nine months longer reduces its carbon footprint by 20-30%.

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The Nest | Jon Klassen, Kenneth Oppel
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This was a delightfully creepy story that I devoured. Not so scary that I couldn't read it at night but seriously messes with your head.

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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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I love this book. It's not about a digital detox, it's about how your attention is being commodified and the best way to take it back. It's about the philosophy of real life community versus online yelling. It's not a guilt trip and it doesn't make you feel like you're bad if you still use social media, but it gives you ideas about how to balance your online presence with real people because that's the only way things really change and grow.

Emilymdxn I loved this one too! 2mo
batsy Nice review! I found it a really rewarding read. Lots to think about. 2mo
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We only celebrate the "bad mom" when she's going something amusingly wrong like baking terrible cupcakes.

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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Memoirs from mother's who are honest about the ups and downs of motherhood are my jam right now. Definitely helping me in my journey as a mom.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Not many people know how to be satisfied.

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The Lost Coast | Amy Rose Capetta
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Queer young adult fiction is my favorite. This book was lovely, fun and cute.

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I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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This was a freaking adorable book. Reminded me of my trip to France when I was a teenager and how much it meant to me and my developing identity.

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Life among the Savages | Shirley Jackson
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Shirley Jackson's memoir is amazing.

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Already really digging this book.

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I am loving this history of Milicent Patrick.

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So excited to start this.

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The arrival of women, of half of humanity to culture, is one of the greatest revolutions of our era of revolutions.

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Really interesting story. Heavy but important history.

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This is a beautiful book.

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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Love this writing.

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Fascinating to learn about deathcare around the world. I wanted more, I'm sure there are other stories from other cultures to tell.

taraWritesSci Oh wow, this sounds a bit more light hearted than some of the other books I've read on this topic. I'll have to check it out! 1y
LizzieLou It is surprisingly upbeat and optimistic for being all about death. I really enjoyed her commentary. 1y
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Committed: A Love Story | Elizabeth Gilbert

I must read this. They have to get married to get him in the country, childless by choice.

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Citizen: An American Lyric | Claudia Rankine
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I resolved to read poetry this year and man, I picked a great place to start. I'm glad this is assigned reading, I might have to buy it to read again. People need to work so much harder to dismantle our racist society. We need to read these books so we see what consequences our actions have.

taraWritesSci A powerful book, and so important! 1y
UnabridgedPod That book is so amazing! My husband and I saw Rankine at the National Book Festival a few years ago—she read from Citizen, and hearing her read her poetry was so powerful. 1y
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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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Did anyone else wonder if the merman maybe wasn't real? But some kind of made up imaginary boyfriend?

julesG Yeah, kind of. 1y
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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A great audio book. Can be a little hard to get through when he jokes about suicide. Also, so much sexism.

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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I can't put this book down!! It's amazing. T the characters are all awful people and I just want to know what actually happened!!

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Unique story telling that really grabs you. I can't put it down.

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I can't stop. Even though it's so tragic.

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I think I'm about to give up on this one. It's really good but so difficult to read without feeling utter despair. There's no good time of day to feel that.

Ericalambbrown Life‘s too short for despair porn. (Just my two cents of nothin‘ 😊) 1y
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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Just blew through this last night and loved it! Stranger Things but a badass girl gang of paper delivered girls when something crazy happens.

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Marzi | Marzena Sowa

I've been reading almost two books a week this year. Bus rides mostly.

kylienoele That‘s great!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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Marzi | Marzena Sowa
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Also checking out this graphic novel.

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Oof. Only two chapters in and I can tell this one's going to be tough. Important info and well written but so, so infuriating.

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Judy's pretty good at writing a steamy love scene. 😻❕❣️💓

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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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My only god is faith that there is comfort here, that who is hurting will hurt less than they did before.

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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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Andrea Gibson had some fairly excellent words. I'm saving this.

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I love Judy Blume. Never read this one.

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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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Really intriguing concept for the future. The ending was a little vague, but I like the direction it was headed. Easy to let your imagination take up where it left off.

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A brilliant philosophy... Don't let the trauma win. Try new things.

rachelk That really resonated with me as well. 2y
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Take Me With You | Andrea Gibson
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I want to read this book again and again and I know it'll mean something a little different to me each time.

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Amatka | Karin Tidbeck
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Just started this one and I'm already hooked.

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Cleared up a little, opened up new questions, in true Twin Peaks form. I'd love to see a new series that centers on the story of Diane.

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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I couldn't put this down but it was predictable and fairly cliche. I liked the narrator, but she was pretty much a slightly more functional Jessica Jones. Good, easy read that won't make you think too hard.

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When I started this book I was pumped, "yeah!! Girl power!" But by they end, it felt a little overly self congratulatory. Okay, we get it, your friends are cool. It's got some interesting stats and some heartbreaking stories, but it didn't seem very inclusive. Mostly white lady love.

jwashreads That's too bad--I saw the book today and thought it looked really interesting. 2y
LizzieLou @jwashreads maybe check it out from the library. Some of the history was really interesting, but it kinda felt like a really long BuzzFeed article. 2y
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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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I can't believe how much I loved this story and this series. My mentor gave it to me at my going away party when I left for Peace Corps. I devoured it. The characters are incredible and you miss them when it's over.

C.Perone Even 20+ yrs later when you no longer remember the story, the feeling remains and, yes, you still miss the characters😌 2y
LizzieLou Yes! I actually read it about eleven years ago. Still love them. 2y
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Stories about the West got me through lonely nights in Africa when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer. This was one of my favorite reads.

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter

Light but keeps your attention. Hard to not picture her as Jessica Jones tho.

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Ugh these near future dystopian novels are all just a little too close to home these days! But this one is so well written and the characters are perfectly real-- you like them but you see their bad sides. I couldn't put it down.
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readherwriteher I can‘t wait to read this one. 2y
JosieG It felt WAY too close to home. Like we could wake up one morning and be living it. Pretty scary, actually! 2y
LizzieLou @JosieG definitely. My state has a personhood amendment on the ballot almost every year. So scary. 2y
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Hoping this book helps create a movement to address online abuse.

BookwormAHN A momth late but, Welcome to Litsy 😸 2y
LizzieLou I joined a month ago but didn't really know what I was doing 🙄😁 2y
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tammysue Welcome!! 👋🏻🍀 I think you‘re going to enjoy it here! 2y
Christine11 Thank you for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😊💜💕 and Welcome to Litsy @LizzieLou 😊🎉🌸 2y
RaimeyGallant Welcome from me too! 2y
vkois88 Thank you for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤ Welcome to Litsy @LizzieLou 2y
MallenNC Thanks for suggesting me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that's so nice! 2y
julesG Welcome to Litsy! Thanks for the tag @Jess7 2y
BookaholicNatty Love this!!!!!! Thank you @Jess7 😘welcome welcome @LizzieLou I am so happy you joined Litsy! Hope to become great book friends! ❤️Love this book too!!! Just put it on hold at my library! 2y
Cinfhen I‘m sooo intrigued by this book....thanks for posting and welcome to Litsy 😀Thanks for the tags @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess7 you two are AWESOME 💕💕 2y
LizzieLou @Cinfhen it's half memoir half instruction manual on how not to get doxxed. It's heartbreaking but technical but good advice. 2y
LeahBergen Hello, @LizzieLou 👋🏻 and thanks for the tag, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ! 😘 2y
kez_dispencer Thanks for the follow! 2y
Cinfhen My library doesn‘t have it yet 😬😬I put a request in 🤞🏼🤞🏼sounds really relevant 2y
LizzieLou I had to put in a request, too. Do you have a way to read ebooks? Does your library have Overdrive? I figured out that you can recommend they buy an ebook through Overdrive and they almost always get the books I recommend. 2y
mrp27 Thanks for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and welcome to Litsy @LizzieLou !! 2y
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You‘re going to screw this up royally. More than once. I‘m sorry, I wish I could say that reading this book would guarantee that you‘d never leave a conversation about race feeling like you‘ve gotten it all wrong and made everything worse. But I can‘t. It‘s going to happen. It‘s going to happen, and you should have these conversations anyway.

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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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Beautiful characters.

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The Master and Margarita | Mikhail Bulgakov
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Hilarious.

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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Quirky and fun. Silly but endearing.

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