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LoverofLit

LoverofLit

Joined September 2016

Accountant. Mommy of two. Ravenclaw. Avid book reader of almost all genres.
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Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Our Numbered Days | Neil Hilborn
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Therapy is a privelage. While accessible to just about everyone, many who need it simply can't afford it. This wasn't my absolute favorite book of poetry, being very existentialist and metaphorical, but there were a few gems scattered throughout (mostly in the second half) that made this absolutely worth reading.

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Our Numbered Days | Neil Hilborn
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Screw you, depression. And all the family members of mine you've attacked. We will defeat you 💪❤

HOTPock3tt Thank you for posting this ♥️ 15h
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Mehso-so

I bought this book on clearance last time I was at the bookstore specifically because I loved the pretty cover and the title so much. But the book itself fell flat. Full of shallow, unbelievable relationships and with so many annoying minor inconsistencies. It was almost like the author didn't remember what she had written just a few pages before. A quick and fluffy read, yes. But not something I'd recommend. #ReadingWomenChallenge

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This book was solid. The characters and relationships were a little shallow and there were some inconsistencies but I really enjoyed learning about all the women who were involved in spying and circumventing the German's advance across Europe, specifically in France. As I was reading I thought, "This would be a really good movie."
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book you think should be turned into a movie.

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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For any fans of You, my favorite podcast put out an episode about why society is so fascinated by psychopaths and true crime, healthy relationships, and stalking in the modern social media era. I laughed and said "hmmm" a lot and really enjoyed this episode!

TheDaysGoBy Sounds like an interesting podcast! 2d
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Readergrrl So many quotables in this book!! 3d
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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TheSpineView I love that quote! 💜 4d
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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SamAnne Loved that line. 4d
jouleian Oh my God YAASSSS. I want Camilla to love me too!!! 4d
LoverofLit @SamAnne So powerful ❤ 4d
LoverofLit @jouleian OMG yes! I want her to be my girl! 4d
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A Fighting Chance | Elizabeth Warren
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I didn't know much about Warren, besides that she's fiery and down on big banks, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed getting to know her in this book. She grew up poor in Oklahoma and went to college against her parents wishes because she felt the drum beat of NEEDING to learn. I relate so much to that. She really cares about the individuals who make up America and she wants the best for the middle class. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #ReadTheCantidates

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The main word I'd use to describe this book is compassion. The main characters each experience something heartbreaking, whether it is the loss inevitable with aging or the heartbreak of young love, and they treat each other's sorrows with understanding and compassion. Arthur was charming and lovely and I wanted to jump into the book to just squeeze him close in a hug. With just a touch of humor and quirk, reminiscent of Ove. Highly recommend.

LoverofLit #pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge A book with an item of clothing or accessory on the front 1w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Excellent review. I SO loved this book. I want to read Night Of Miracles. It‘s a follow up! 1w
LoverofLit @JanuarieTimewalker13 I had no idea there was a follow-up! I'm definitely adding that to my TBR 😊 1w
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Happy Mother's Day to all the moms and mother figures of the Listy community. I hope you all have a wonderful day today!

sammisho Two of my favorite women! 💞 1w
LoverofLit @sammisho 😘😘😘 1w
RaimeyGallant So cute! 1w
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lover.of.the.classics Oh! I like that! 1w
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marleed This was my IRL book club book last month. I enjoyed the book and the discussion. We also compared it to A Man Called Ove. 2w
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This book was delightful. I'm ashamed to say I'm not sure I've ever read a book following the perspective and life of a Native American but am so glad I did. Tackling some tough topics with charm and warmth of heart, I can absolutely see why this book is loved by so many. This is why I do reading challenges. To read outside my box and find treasures like this. #Booked2019 An indigenous author @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

LMJenkins I loved loved loved this book. 💛 2w
sammisho This is such a great book! 2w
Cinfhen This book is simply brilliant for ALL readers!!!! Loved it, too!!! 2w
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The Helpline | Katherine Collette
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A friend of mine is trying to find a book. Does the above description sound familiar to anyone? A married couple, both second marriages who each had a teenager who died in a car accident.

baes I don‘t know, but I want to know. Tag me if someone remembers lol 😂 2w
LoverofLit Haha I got you @baes 2w
baes @LoverofLit Perfect, thank you! 2w
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This book is adorable and quirky and already has touched on tough topics in such a light hearted way. Really enjoying it halfway through!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘😘😘 2w
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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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A crazy cool premise following the storylines of three women and one man as society is turned upside down when young girls approaching puberty are suddenly found to have the power to electric shock anyone who they touch. Dystopian style novels that approach tough topics like rape culture and the patriarchy are right up my alley and this one was no exception. Continued in comments...

LoverofLit Some of the characters started strong and weren't as fully developed as I wish they were and slightly draggy writing. I'd definitely still recommend though! #popsugar19 #popsugarreadingchallenge A book about someone with a superpower 2w
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This book was absolutely delightful. Full of charm and love for books and quirky characters you fell for. It showed the resiliency of the human spirit and how a community can recover after something as devastating as a war. I adored this book. 2 thumbs up.
#popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book published posthumously

CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 2w
CoffeeNBooks I thought the movie was good, also! 2w
LoverofLit @CoffeeNBooks I had no idea it was a movie! I'll have to check it out 😊 2w
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I was highly impressed with Booker's humility and the simplicty of his message. I learned a lot about him and our broken criminal justice system, and a lot more of his policies he's passionate about. His voice comes across grandstandy, but I think that's the Jersey in him and it's countered well with the simple way he spoke. Parts made me tear up and others made my mind wander a bit but overall a great start to #ReadTheCantidates

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I'm loving this book already 📖 ❤

sammisho It's my favorite of last year...maybe one of my new all time faves! I kind of want to reread already! 3w
LoverofLit @sammisho I just finished it and really enjoyed it! 3w
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This short read was absolutely charming and took me less than a day to read. Other reviewers lamented the fact that this book was only 192 pages but I enjoyed the dark humor and storyline told from the wife of Odysseus as he sails away to the Trojan War and then goes galivanting around, sleeping with goddesses while she waits for him. Good for her for the choices she made and finally getting to tell her story! #ReadingWomenChallenge Myth Retelling

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It's weird. Even though I enjoyed each book and the world building in these was phenomenal, with an impressive but fitting ending at the end of this one, I'm still glad this trilogy is over and feeling just meh about all three books together as a whole. I'm not regretful I read this, but it's not in my favorites list either.
#ReadingWomenChallenge
A YA book by a WOC

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Solid second in this trilogy. A little draggy, as the middle book of a trilogy can be, but I loved the development of our main character and some really interesting side characters too. It's all starting to interweave together and I can't wait to see how the final book ties all the pieces together. #Booked2019 A Cli-Fi
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I bought the first book recently - I fell for all the hype! 1mo
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American Street | Ibi Zoboi
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Coming of age, immigrant stories are some of my favorites to read. Add in an amazing narrator and some truly phenomenal writing and it's a winner. This book packed an emotional punch. I loved Fabiola and all the other side characters, including her three cousins. A little longer than I thought it needed to be and a short stop ending that felt a smidge abrupt but still so amazing, I gave it 4 and a half stars.

LoverofLit #ReadingWomenChallenge A book featuring a religion other than your own 1mo
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Got some reading in today while the kiddos enjoyed the sunny weather 🌞 ❤ 📖

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 4w
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I really enjoyed this! It felt solid sci-fi to me, not fantasy at all, and it suffered some from the standard first book syndrome of setting up a whole world with its own language and culture and themes but overall I enjoyed the interplay of different characters and how they started out as a small part and grew to be important for the plot. I'm interested to see where the next book takes me.

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A Question of Holmes | Brittany Cavallaro
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This series ended up growing on me so much that I'm sad to let it go. I took these characters for granted through the first two books, as they grew into themselves and I fell in love and now it's over and I'm feeling a little bereft. Still, this was a solid and satisfying ending to the quartet.
#pop19 #popsugar2019 #popsugarreadingchallenge
A book told from multiple POVs

Shley9225 Halfway through. My feelings exactly. 1mo
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Funny Side Up | Ruskin Bond
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😂😂

Erinreadsthebooks 😆🙋‍♀️☠️🤷‍♀️I wouldn‘t make it 1mo
maleahrae Me neither! 1mo
Pruzy Throw in a complimentary gift card and now we have a challenge on our hands 1mo
Shley9225 Omg what a challenge 1mo
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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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Powerful and beautifully poetic. The words "undersnow dormancy" used on this page took my breath away. For any survivor that's struggled to heal after an act of violence, this book will resonate and feel a little like balm to your soul. Halse Anderson did a wonderful job writing it and Emily Carrol did an equally amazing job illustrating it. 5 stars.
#Booked2019 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Beautiful review!! I choose the same GN and thought the illustrations were fantastic 1mo
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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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The first sign of depressiom or trauma in teens is very commonly anger 💔

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Girl of Nightmares | Kendare Blake
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Almost a pick! The beginning was meh, the middle was draggy but the end was satisfying enough that I didn't want to stop reading the last 50 pages and was happy when it ended. Ultimately I'm glad I finished out this duology since the first book was stellar but I'm also glad to be finished with Cas and Anna and move on from the angst and sarcastic quips. #Booked2019 Night Oriented Title
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Cinfhen Great review!! Appreciate the honesty 1mo
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Girl of Nightmares | Kendare Blake
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Amiable Love this 1mo
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Speak: The Graphic Novel | Laurie Halse Anderson
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FINALLY! I've been begging my favorite podcast, Pop Psych 101, on all forms of social media to do an epsiode on this graphic novel and they announced today it will be their next podcast episode so I'm officially considering this my #podcastpick for #Booked2019 🙌 ❤ Excited to read this this weekend 😊 @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen I used this for my #Booked2019 #GNorComic choice 🧡It was very powerful and really well done 1mo
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Here Comes the Sun | Nicole Dennis-Benn
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Bailedbailed

My first bail in months, I found myself 70% of the way through and dreading listening to it anymore. While the writing was beautiful and the lush backdrop setting of Jamaica drew me in, there were a lot of triggers that the author lingered on over and OVER in every single chapter and it just made me sick to my stomach listening to it. Characters I should have felt pity for I ended up hating for the choices they made that hurt others.

LoverofLit #ReadingWomenChallenge Lambda Literary Award Winner 1mo
mreads I DNF'd this one too. For that challenge I'm reading a classic vampire novel if you like that sort of thing 1mo
LoverofLit @mreads Thanks for the suggestion! I'll definitely check it out 😊 1mo
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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kayar Adasan
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This book was deliciously creepy. I can't believe this hasn't come on my radar sooner but I'm so glad it did and I read it! Jump scary parts, sarcastic quips and pop culture references, a kickass hero named Cas, that reminded me of teenage Dean in Supernatural, a vengefully pretty sixteen year old ghost who's been killing for 60 years. So many good elements to this. It wasn't perfectly written but it was pretty damn cool.

398.2 I met this author. If you ever get a chance you should meet her. She is so funny. It made me love her books even more. 2mo
Kmmsellers I enjoyed this book so much! 2mo
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LoverofLit @398.2 Oh my gosh I would love to meet her 😍 I'm totally jealous! 2mo
LoverofLit @Kmmsellers Good I'm glad! I started the second of this duology today and hope to enjoy it just as much. 2mo
Daisey I saw Kendare Blake at Children‘s Lit Fest a few weeks ago! I really enjoyed this book, and now I need to start her Three Dark Crowns series. 2mo
sammisho @daisey Three Dark Crowns is great! 1mo
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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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This book was fluffy and comforting in some of the themes and characters, following along two best friends who have grown apart but decided to go together to a costumed Jane Austen vacation spot. Mishap occurs and untruths are uncovered. I felt that the characters were a little shallow and the love interest was missing some spark, but overall it was an ok read. I recommend if you love all things Austen or Recency era!

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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Some great reads this month and some meh ones too. My favorites were Before We Were Yours, The Fiery Cross, and Purple Hibiscus, all including strong women! 💪💖 #marchwrapup #monthlywrapup #marchreads

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Anna Dressed in Blood | Kendare Blake
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Only 4% in and it said the title! My favorite thing. I'm already really digging this book. Kendare Blake is just a good writer in a dark way.

Shley9225 Ohh this book‘s been on my TBR for AGES! 2mo
Clwojick Hahahah. I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario. STACKED. 2mo
Clwojick Annnnd my name is Cassandra. 😂😂😂 2mo
LoverofLit @Shley9225 I'm over halfway through and really digging it. 2mo
LoverofLit @Clwojick Sounds like this book was tailored for you! 😂😌 2mo
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Mehso-so

As much as I loved listening to Gaiman's smooth narrative voice, I had a hard time paying attention to some of these short stories. Others grabbed my attention and I enjoyed them ok, but my brain couldn't help but see Thor and Loki as their Marvel versions as I was listening. It's basically the gods tricking or stealing their way through all manner of creatures. 3 stars.

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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Adichie's writing is so simplistic and effortless that you just slide right into the story. I had no idea this was her debut novel because it's written so beautifully. I loved the strength and resilience of the characters and the love that shone through in the relationships, even when there was strife and anger. The twist at the end completely got me but I'm glad it ended the way it did.
#ReadingWomenChallenge
Author from New Zealand or Nigeria.

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Take some time today to rest and read for Self Care Sunday📚❤

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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Purple Hibiscus: A Novel | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Drinking coffee from my new mug I got from @HufflepuffGirl90 while reading the tagged book. Thanks so much again 😍 Happy Sunday!

Chrissyreadit Love it!!!! 2mo
HufflepuffGirl90 You are very welcome!!! Have a lovely Sunday! 😘💜 2mo
GripLitGrl Great mug😍 2mo
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Slayer | Kiersten White
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This book was fun! It was very reminiscent of Buffy or Supernatural or the Shadowhunter universe. I really enjoyed Athena and Artemis and the whole cast of characters. The only thing was this book suffered from a lot of exposition in setting up the storyline, prophecy and whole cast; and was a little YA tropey but I still ATE IT UP! I'll definitely be reading the next one because I'm a buffy fanatic 🔪😍 Thanks again! @Johanna414

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I‘ve got to get this one soon! 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan If I understood the author correctly, this book is sanctioned Buffy-verse. I have it but I‘ve not read it yet. 2mo
TheLudicReader Did you hear the rumours of an Ats reunion/show/something? 2mo
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LoverofLit Let me know what you think when you read it! @Riveted_Reader_Melissa 2mo
LoverofLit Yes I believe so @jpmcwisemorgan Though don't quote me on that! 2mo
LoverofLit I have not heard that @TheLudicReader But I would fangirl so hard if so! If you see any confirmation please let me know 😍 2mo
TheLudicReader DB said something about it on his Twitter, @LoverofLit . :-) 2mo
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Thank you so very much for this amazing swap box! @HufflepuffGirl90 ❤⚡ I'm wearing the necklace already, will be using the mug tomorrow morning, and am in LOVE with that Hermione chocolate wand! Thank you thank you!

sammisho What a great swap! 2mo
HufflepuffGirl90 You‘re very welcome!! I‘m so glad you like everything! 2mo
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My first for #readthecantidates and I'm only an hour in and really impressed by Cory Booker so far!

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