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Loretta

Loretta

Joined April 2016

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Megabooks Great book! 2y
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I like the idea of race being assigned. So many of use are many things mixed together, myself included. And what im perceived as usually has very little relation to how I define myself. But it‘s a system that empowers other people to categorize you and impose a value based on that categorization.

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This book... barely into it and I‘m marking quote after quote.

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A nice palate cleanser after such a heavy nonfiction book. Using my cat as a prop, lol. #catsoflitsy #StacyCatIsBestCat

8little_paws Aww, sweet kitty 2y
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Meticulously researched and wonderfully written, this book reads more like the most nail-biting of whodunnits than what I think of when I think “history book.”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Full-length review on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lorettalucia/

SamAnne One of the best books I‘ve read this year. 2y
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May her memory be a blessing.

Chelsea.Poole ♥️😭💔 2y
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#bookhaul #newin from Northshire Books!

Erinreadsthebooks That‘s a great stack! 🤩 2y
MicheleinPhilly Nice! I ❤️ a great book haul! 2y
Chelsea.Poole Gorgeous 😍 2y
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Just starting this for book club in a couple weeks! #CatsofLitsy #StacyCatIsBestCat

nikirtehsuxlol Oooh I have this on audiobook 2y
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Mehso-so

Finally finished. I try to read all the “controversial” books, so my reading (ARC I got ages ago) is not an endorsement. I can‘t speak to the racial and cultural insensitivities but even as a read it was just “meh”. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

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Magnificently and meticulously plotted, this novel examines human goodness and faith through a truly wonderful cast of characters. A great book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5

SamAnne Starting it tomorrow! 2y
Loretta @SamAnne Enjoy! Most of my (Zoom) book club loved it but one did abandon it. 2y
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Definitely a page-turner, although I appear to be more invested than the cat. #catsoflitsy

SW-T Cute pic 😊 2y
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Wading into this controversy with an ARC I‘ve had for over a year.

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The best way to read. #catsoflitsy

nikirtehsuxlol I have this book on my holds list at the library 📚 2y
Loretta @nikirtehsuxlol It‘s good!! 2y
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The New Me | Halle Butler
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Not for everyone. However, it was for me.

It may also be for you if you‘ve ever:
• Hated another woman for anti-feminist bullshit
• Had to school a tourist on the correct way to ride a subway escalator
• Been told to be grateful for a dead-end job that doesn‘t pay a living wage
• Been depressed by life under late-stage Capitalism
• Thought that something you buy will finally fix you
• Been someone‘s “at least I‘m not as bad as them” friend

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The New Me | Halle Butler
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This book is so darkly humorous and deals with depression so well.

MyNamesParadise I really enjoyed this book! I could relate to it more than I‘d like to admit. 2y
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This one had a bit of a slow start, as it took over 100 pages for the central relationship to really get going. But oh, the ending was wonderful, and the oral history format let a lot of humor and heartbreak shine through. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #catsoflitsy #StacyCatIsBestCat

cariashley 😻 2y
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A Burning: A novel | Megha Majumdar
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Mehso-so

Okay. The character development really wasn‘t there. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Yuuuuuuup

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A Burning: A novel | Megha Majumdar
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Started! 50 pages in. It‘s just okay so far but I‘m gonna finish it anyway since my book club picked it for this month.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Solid storytelling and definitely a page-turner. Not a Remarkable book, but a good read. 3.5 stars.

Carolhreads I'm reading this now good to see some thoughts on it 2y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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britt_brooke 😔 2y
glamhobbit Lol spoiler! 2y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I‘m feeling this a lot today. Oof.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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My reading kick is thankfully extending past my vacation.

Kaylamburson This book!! 😍😍😍 2y
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Driving reading.

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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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And now onto this one, which im also devouring. Halfway through! Tons of reading getting done in this tiny cabin.

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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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This is by far Jennifer Weiner‘s best book, a somewhat melancholy tale of two sisters trying their hardest to break free of the constraints placed on them by their sex, by their religion, by their time and by living in a patriarchal society. I grew to love both sisters, wanting to hug them at one moment and shake them at the next. And the ending—which highlights how far women have come and how far we still have to go—was absolutely lovely.

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Catching up on reviews...

There‘s just something about Sally Rooney‘s writing, a tension to the prose that brings such immediacy to the words. I found myself feeling ill and anxious at various points, as twisted inside as if these moments were happening to me and not to the protagonist.

I will say that this had a bit of a slower start than Normal People, so her writing isn‘t quite as sharp yet. Still a wonderful read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB I loved this one! 2y
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Started this one last night, now over halfway through.

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Hiding from the world in the wilds of Maine. Barely any reception here too, so gloriously able to disconnect.

Hoopiefoot I love the wilds of Maine. Enjoy! 2y
Reecaspieces On my bucket list! Enjoy 2y
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A wonderful puzzle of a book that teases you with tantalizing hints of what is to come while still surprising at every corner. This was a brilliant end to this series, becoming so much more than “just another YA” novel, at least in part because the adult characters and moral quandaries eventually become more more interesting, and much more central to the story, than the original two. Just a great read.

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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Incredible. How do you begin to feel like a whole person when someone has forced you to see yourself and the world around you through his eyes? How do you make your own story when someone has made himself your whole story?

Nute Nice photo! 2y
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I finally saw one of these just barely on time!

1) Hammock that we set up in our yard!
2) Passionfruit sorbet as dessert after dinner
3) Definitely My Dark Vanessa
4) Four! Three cats and a dog

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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Necessary reading implements. #catsoflitsy

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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Oof. Being a girl / woman in a nutshell.

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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This book is hard. Wonderful, harrowing. But I keep coming to points like this and having to set it aside for a few moments.

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My Dark Vanessa | Kate Elizabeth Russell
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This book is truly excellent and engaging so far. I know it was viewed as “controversial” upon release a couple months ago, and I read articles about it at the time. But so far it seems to be a brilliantly nuanced survivor‘s tale.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I really want this one!!! 2y
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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Before the rain started. I guess a bit of #Paradise for #BoundTogetherJune

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Thunderhead (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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Evening relaxation. That‘s a lavender gin and tonic.

MidnightBookGirl Sounds lovely! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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About time I started being more active here again. I‘ll try to take part in this!

OriginalCyn620 Yay! Look forward to your posts...thanks for sharing! 😊☀️ 2y
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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Hi, just completely demolish my faith in humanity why don‘t you? I need more time to chew on this but 5 stars.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Speaking very strongly to the nostalgic in me.

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A Fine Balance | Rohinton Mistry
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Burning the midnight oil, trying to get through this for Zoom Book Club on Thursday.