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Loretta

Loretta

Joined April 2016

Books, cats, life is good◾️Gryffindor 🦁❤️💛
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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🖤🖤🖤

Brooke_H I am DYING waiting for this library hold to come in! 2y
BookishMarginalia Hi, Loretta! I emailed you. Please reply either by email or tag me. Thanks! 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Oh man, this book can be super heavy, but there are definitely some hilarious parts! 😝😁😂

TheNextBook Yes!!! 2y
MicheleinPhilly I was reading/picturing Nana as Ruby from Blackish which made me laugh even harder. The comic relief she often provides was so welcome. 2y
stargazerblue49 😂😂😂 2y
Loretta @MicheleinPhilly I love Ruby!!! 😁 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Another weekend, another Amtrak trip.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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That moment when you realize the parents of the teenage girl in the book you're reading are your age. 👵🏻👴🏻

#commuterlife #commuterreads

josie281 Me too! 2y
drokka 😂 That's totally a literary milestone. 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Engrossing, sharply witty and deeply feminist. I freakin' loved this book and devoured t like it was a giant cake with a Moscato chaser. 🎂 🍷

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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More Amtrak time.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Awwwww.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Letting #StacyTheCat have a couple licks of ice cream.

I'm exhausted. Love the book, but I'm gonna hit the hay.

#catsoflitsy

RaimeyGallant I blinked and thought it read ScaryTheCat, which would have been a good name too! 2y
Loretta @RaimeyGallant Haha, that would be a good name! 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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My sweetie needed to work on some kind of... coding... thing... tonight, so my company for the evening is this GREAT book and one of my #catsoflitsy #ElevenTheCat

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
RaimeyGallant That is my Posie's doppelganger! 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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I agree with Jane--ordinary people are perfectly sexy.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Being a woman is hard.

KirstieE 🙌🏻 2y
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The Bookseller: A Novel | Cynthia Swanson
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Finally dragged myself to the bookstore to purchase my #SummerSantaGoesPostal presents. (None pictured... OR ARE THEY?!?!)

Will ship this week!

#shopindie #goindie #indiebookstore

JoeStalksBeck Come over and win some books 📚 2y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
BookishMarginalia Hi, Loretta! The package for @lyndzstone hasn't arrived. Can you track it? I also emailed you. Thanks! 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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One of the weirdest urges in modern life, encapsulated perfectly.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Relocated here for pastries, coffee and more of this book.

Bookchipmunk My book group is discussing this book this morning! 2y
Loretta @Bookchipmunk Oooo, fun! I can't put it down! 2y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Awake since 7:30 but don't feel like getting out of bed yet. So.

Megabooks That was me yesterday! 2y
Loretta @Booksandcooks It's fun, though now I'm finally getting hungry! 😋 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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A sweet book that had me shed a few tears.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#catsoflitsy #ElevenTheCat

Tanzy13 🐱 2y
monkeygirlsmama I'm waiting to read this, but I'm still on the library hold list. 2y
Loretta @monkeygirlsmama Yeah, with the movie coming out, I expect its in high demand right now. 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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That commuting life. 🚂

Redjewel_7734 Makes me wish we had public transit where I live. Eco-friendly & extra reading time 😁🤓People tend to give me dirty looks if I try to read while I'm driving 😜 2y
Mariposa_Bookworm I've been looking for a new job. I hope I find one near my mom so I can take public transit to work. 2y
monkeygirlsmama I've tried to read on the train, but it makes me nauseous same as reading in a car or on a bus. Booo hissss. Since all we use is public transportation this is a major bummer. Audio books are great but I don't have them nearly as often as I do print books. 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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First day at new job today. I'm exhausted. Wish I was back at the cabin. 💤 😴

asiriusreader Hope you had a good first day! (Also, wicked coincidence: just read this same chapter aloud TODAY to my 4th graders! ☺️) 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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My reading companion at the cabin (the guy's dog).

#dogsoflitsy

AlaMich Awwww!! Having a reading buddy is the best! 😊 2y
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Another morning, another beautiful view while reading. 🌞🌲🌻🌷🌸🌺

Cinfhen Gorgeous 💙💜💙 2y
Christine So pretty!! 2y
Loretta @Cinfhen @christine I know, I feel so lucky!! 🌊💙💙 2y
Lmstraubie Wow! 2y
Jess_Read_This Gorgeous view! 2y
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Finished yesterday in the early morning light at my boyfriend's cabin in Maine. Barely any internet here, so posting now.

I once read an article that stated that research indicated that the reason so many immigrants achieve success in the States is because there's a boldness of character required to move to a foreign culture, and that this serves you well in all circumstances. Polly Guo strikes me as a wonderful epitome of this theory.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Five books is too many to pack for a four day trip, right?

*Sighs*

*continues winnowing down*

Caroline2 I would defo take big little lies! 😉 I really enjoyed it! 2y
Kmmsellers Definitely Big, Little Lies. And The Hate U Give. 2y
Lacythebookworm The Book of Joan and The Hate U Give 🙌 2y
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Audrey Some of those books are such fast reads. If you aren't personally driving, you could easily finish close to one during the travel time. 2y
josie281 I need to think about books for my weekend as well 2y
tjwill My first thought is No. Not too many! 2y
MicheleinPhilly Not at all. Take em all! 2y
Reviewsbylola Just do it! 2y
2BR02B It's all about having options. 2y
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Reviewsbylola It's so true! 2y
Loretta @Reviewsbylola Soooo true. 😏 2y
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This is from very early in the novel, but still one of my favorite quotes from it. 😁

Rachel.Rencher Everything bagels are my jam 😂 2y
Loretta @Rachel.Rencher Haha, mine too. 🤤 2y
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Don Quixote | Miguel de Cervantes
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As for what I was doing in New York... seeing a THRILLING American Ballet Theatre performance of Don Quixote, starring Misty Copeland and Jeffrey Cirio.

My goodness, they were both wonderful in the roles. Beautiful dancing, and warmth and humor in their portrayals. My favorite ballet company. 💕

Fifth row seats, too. 😊

Louise Wowwwwww!!! Lucky you! 😍 2y
cocomass Ummmm JEALOUS 2y
Loretta @Louise @cocomass I know! This is my third season in a row having a season subscription. I have Le Corsaire, Swan Lake and Whipped Cream coming up! 😃 2y
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bookishkris Jealous! 2y
Chelsibno Soooo jealous! 2y
Louise Oh, how wonderful! Enjoy every moment! 😍😍😍 2y
KarenUK How lovely! 💕 2y
Loretta @bookishkris @Chelsibno @Louise @KarenUK I love ballet and dance, so this is always exciting for me. 💕 2y
bookishkris @Loretta I danced while I was growing up and was in my local company in jr high and high school. I don't get to see performances as much as I'd like. I'm jealous you got to see Misty Copeland. That's like seeing Darcy Kistler or Suzanne Farrell at NYCB back in the day. And also your post reminds me that I need to do better at getting my butt back into class. All these years later and my heart is still happiest at the barre. 2y
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OOF. I disappeared again. I'm leaving my job of nearly 7 years, starting a new one in a week, AND entered a new relationship that is going wonderfully but obviously taking a ton of my attention.

I'm still reading (slowly). On Amtrak back to Boston after a brief NYC trip and enjoying The Leavers.

I PROMISE I'll get to my Booktopia summary posts in the next couple days. ❤️ to you all.

Lmstraubie Welcome back! We've missed you! Sounds like a lot of wonderful things going on in your world right now. 😊 2y
Loretta @Lmstraubie I've missed you all, too. And I've missed reading! I will have to send my love away for an hour or two every day to get back to it. 😝 2y
Nat_Reads Congratulations on the job! Your life sounds beautifully busy 🤗🦋🎈 2y
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Branwen Welcome back, Loretta! We missed you! :-) I'm glad to hear that so many awesome things are happening for you! :-) 2y
Loretta @Branwen Missed you, too!! Thanks! 😊 2y
Loretta @Nat_Reads Thank you! It is! I hope you're doing great as well! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
asiriusreader Welcome back! And congrats on the new job AND relationship! So much exciting change! 2y
Redjewel_7734 Glad you're back 🤗 2y
Loretta @asiriusreader @Redjewel_7734 Thank you!! 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Final #Booktopia stack. Also all unread, largely composed of recommendations from the #NorthshireBooks staff. #BooktopiaVT

Lmstraubie Great book haul! 2y
Loretta @Lmstraubie Thanks!!! 2y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Second #Booktopia Stack. These are all unread, including several recommendations from the #NorthshireBooks staff and also the backlist of a couple of the authors.

#BooktopiaVT

Rachel.Rencher Booktopia sounds wonderful! 2y
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Edgar and Lucy | Victor Lodato
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A close up of the three #Booktopia book stacks. These were the books being presented at the event by the authors.

Since only 90 people are permitted to attend, I managed to have many conversations with some of them, including the lovely Victor Lodato. (More on that later.)

These were all purchased in advance to be read before the event, other than The Leavers, which came out 3 days before the start.

Cinfhen Not sure what all this is about, but your book stacks are AWESOME 😍😍😍 2y
MicheleinPhilly Ugh. I'm so jealous of you right now. I am having SERIOUS book haul itch right now! 2y
irre Thanks for the close ups!😍😍 2y
Dogearedcopy LOL, I just found out Victor Lodato lives in my neighborhood! Seems like everyone has run into him but me! 2y
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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My full #BooktopiaVT #bookhaul.

The stack on the left were all the books presented by authors attending the event. I've read them all, except for The Leavers and The World to Come, which are both in process.

The event was so magical, as always, that I couldn't tear myself away for social media breaks. I'll be doing a set of summary posts today.

irre Wish I could zoom in!!! 2y
Loretta @irre I was thinking of posting individual shots of each stack, but didn't want to spam. Would you be interested in that? 2y
Rachel.Rencher @Loretta I, too, would be interested in individual shots 😃 2y
Loretta @Rachel.Rencher On it! 2y
irre Do it!!❤️📖❤️ 2y
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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The #booksellers from the wonderful #NorthshireBooks discuss their favorite recent and upcoming books.

#Booktopia #BooktopiaVT #GetIndie #ShopIndie

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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Finishing up this lovely book, snuggled into the world's best sheets and drinking a complimentary Orange Ginger tea.

Stack of Booktopia books on the nightstand.

#Booktopia #BooktopiaVT

hgrimes Looks cozy! 2y
DebinHawaii Nice! 👍😀 2y
Bookchipmunk Have Fun! 2y
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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Annual Booktopia Tradition: drinks at the Inn followed by group dinner at Thai Basil. 🌿👍🏻💜

Bks4Wrms You look so happy in the lower right corner picture! 😊 2y
Dogearedcopy I see Linda and Ann! 😍😍 2y
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Bookworm | Karen Emigh
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Booktopia weekend coming up! Expect much posting from me.

Also I haven't been around the past couple weeks at all because I was in the last couple weeks of an intense push to convince a particular company to hire me. I'll give more details later, but I'm REALLY looking forward to the shift in positions (same general career). So my focus was all there for a while. 😊👍🏻😁

Lmstraubie What is Booktopia? Sounds fun! 2y
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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I appreciate when an author name-drops a wonderful bookstore. 👍🏻

Lmstraubie Such a great name for a bookstore ☺ 2y
cocomass I love the Tattered Cover 😍 2y
Loretta @cocomass @Lmstraubie I've been there once, in 2010, on a vacation to Colorado. It's BEAUTIFUL 😍 2y
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Celine: A novel | Peter Heller
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Another late night, another book as pillow for #StacyTheCat.

#catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
JazzFeathers Intellectual kitty 😀😼😼 2y
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About last night. I got to see my Senator, Elizabeth Warren, speak about her latest book last night. She was impassioned and inspiring and I appreciate the kick in the pants to keep fighting.

I am on the left in the group shot with Senator Warren.

DogEaredBooks That's incredible! 2y
MicheleinPhilly 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
Nat_Reads 🙌 2y
Lmstraubie Fantastic! She is such an inspiration 😍 2y
tpixie Fun times for you!! 2y
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Mystic River | Dennis Lehane
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Fell a teensy bit behind on this month's photo challenge #AprilBookShowers #LocalAuthor

I've never actually read any Dennis Lehane, but he's probably the best known author to write about the Boston area.

irre He's great!! 2y
Reecaspieces He is super!! And very much a smart a$$ which is why I like him. 😂 2y
CareBear Read him!!! I think he's brilliant. 2y
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#AprilBookShowers #OnMyNightstand

Mostly books I'm reading or have read in preparation for #Booktopia, with a few others mixed in. I'm keeping the ones I've already read out so that they're handy for when it comes time to pack.

See also post-it tabs for marking passages.

Reviewsbylola Lillian Boxfish is one of my favorites of 2017! 2y
Loretta @Reviewsbylola Yep, that's one of the ones I've already read. Loved it. 2y
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At first, I was wondering if I was alone thinking the husband character was an asshole. Then he rapes his wife, and I realized whether I was alone or not in that thinking--he is DEFINITELY an asshole.

elkeo_TheBookDragon Ugh - I am sorry I un-spoilered to see this post. Gross. Asshole indeed. I hope she stabs him at some point. 2y
Loretta @elkeo Yeah, this book is inspiring some... complicated feelings. 2y
Crystalblu He was a lame man to begin with, and escalating to this...awful! 2y
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#AprilBookShowers #ThoughtProvoking

I realized I hadn't written a review despite finishing weeks ago. This book really made me think about how I read and how to take the lessons from my favorite books and apply them to my life.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Starting this one. I've been pulled in pretty well after just 10ish pages.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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This page-turner tells the story of three young Black people in California circa 2008 to 2016 as their lives morph into a slow-moving tragedy amplified by a Greek chorus of church-ladies known as the "Mothers." The way this novel describes the lingering effects of love and loss and the way relationships are built and destroyed was beautiful.

4.5 ⭐️ that I'll round up to 5, especially considering that this is a first novel.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

RestlessFickleBookHoarder I finally caved and just bought this. I've been waiting for the library to have it in book or audio format. All they have is the CD format (alas I don't have a cd player.) I'm sure my library will acquire it in book form next week. 2y
Loretta Awww, @Sace I'm sorry. 😕 Hopefully you will love it enough that it's worth it! (edited) 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch Ooh may need to add this to the list of possible books for next years book club at the library 2y
Loretta @Sarahreadstoomuch This is definitely a good book club pick. I don't want to give too much away, but the book takes a very complicated approach to abortion, which I think discussion could help ferret out. 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch Great to know!! Thank you! 2y
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Dietland | Sarai Walker
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#AprilBookShowers #BadCoverGoodBook

This cover makes this novel seem like typical "Chick Lit" fare. Instead, it's an examination of all the various ways that the patriarchy makes women feel unworthy. Also, it--SPOILERS--kinda suggests using terrorism to take the patriarchy down.

WEIRD but I really liked it.

GypsyKat I think this cover is hilarious! 2y
Megabooks I liked it too! 2y
8little_paws This book is terrific 2y
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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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#AprilBookShowers #TitleWithGood

I have several in my TBR with the word "Good" or "Goods" in it. Like all of my TBR, I'll read them... someday. ??

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American Gods | Neil Gaiman
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#AprilBookShowers #SequelPlease!

Anansi Boys takes place after, but isn't a proper sequel, and the novella from Fragile Things wasn't enough. I want to know more about Shadow's life after this book! He's almost a Hercules figure... he should have many continuing adventures after the interference of the gods has ended.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Sadly, one of those things that I think everyone has to learn for themselves.