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LyndseyReads

Joined March 2016

Teacher. Traveler. Lover of Books. Doctoral student.
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Started this on audio and LOVING it. Great narration by the author. Funny, candid, and thought-provoking.

Kristy_K I liked this one on audio as well! 4d
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Mostly reading for comprehensive exams right now. Please tell me all the fun things you are reading so I can live vicariously through you!

Tamra Not me, I‘m in the same boat - assigned reading. I haven‘t hardly read anything else. 😭 2w
LyndseyReads @Tamra It feels so wrong. Summers should be for reading. 😊 4d
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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So fun! What a great summer read.

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A lovely memoir about culture, love, loss, and family. The descriptions of Sicily, the food especially, made me want to book a ticket. Pronto!

I did not realize when I started this that this is Locke's memoir about her husband who passed away. (Not a spoiler; it‘s in the blurb.) So, maybe have a tissue handy.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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What fun! I will read everything Novik writes. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

jchawkins The Temeraire series was one of my favorites! 4w
LyndseyReads @jchawkins I need to read those! 4w
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This is my Goodreads review of Say Nothing. I‘m glad I read it. It‘s always difficult to look at these kinds of events and acknowledge the brutality we are capable of, but I think it‘s essential to do so now more than ever.

Suet624 I really, really liked this book. I thought I knew so much about that period of time and I found that I really didn't. 1mo
LyndseyReads @Suet624 Yes, this definitely illustrated to me how thin my knowledge of this time is. Such a good book! 1mo
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My power went out today —a great excuse to sit on my porch and read the next pick for my book club!

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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One of my favorite reads during my accidental Litsy hiatus was Circe by Madeline Miller. I love how she incorporated the power of motherhood and the work of women into this ancient tale. Miller came to read at my library and she was brilliant and thoughtful just like this book. I can‘t wait for her next novel.

TheBookKeepers I love her writing! This book & Song of Achilles will always be on my favorites list 1mo
LyndseyReads @TheBookKeepers Agree. 👍😍 1mo
CaitlinR I‘m jealous! 1mo
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LyndseyReads @CaitlinR Do you ever listen to the NYPL podcast? There is a great interview with her done by Emily Wilson and it‘s a great taste of what her readings are like. It‘s the May 8th, 2018 episode titled “A Goddess Reimagined.” 1mo
CaitlinR @LindseyReads thanks for the tip re: the NYPL podcast. I‘ll listen! 1mo
charl08 I just finished this: loved it! What an amazing book. 1mo
LyndseyReads @charl08 Right?? So glad you loved it, too. 1mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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LyndseyReads Who else is excited?? 1mo
La_Cori @LyndseyReads meeeee!!!🙋🏻‍♀️ 1mo
LyndseyReads @La_Cori Yessssss 1mo
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Next audiobook on Libby. Has anyone read this one?

annahenke That cover looks terrifying. 1mo
LyndseyReads @annahenke Right? So haunting. Very reflective of the tragic violence of those times. 1mo
Theaelizabet Loves this one. An amazing story, well-written. 1mo
LyndseyReads @Theaelizabet Great to hear! I‘m riveted so far. What a devastating part of history. 1mo
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Finished listening to this a few weeks ago on a trip. A great mix of southern political history and literary biography. Must read for Lee aficionados!

rather_be_reading ive been debating reading this. glad to see a good review 1mo
LyndseyReads @rather_be_reading Harper Lee doesn‘t show up until the last third and it doesn‘t give completely clear answers, but I found her weaving of true crime history with Lee‘s life to be very compelling. 1mo
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I wasn‘t undercover. I just lost my Litsy password for almost a year. 🤦‍♀️ Glad to be back and reading with you all!

Christine Welcome back! :) 1mo
LyndseyReads @Christine Thank you! 😊 1mo
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“All that reading took. It became as basic as any other need. To be lost in a novel meant you were not lost in your own life...”

Wrapping up a year of 17 doctoral hours and this is my reward. 😊

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A Wind in the Door | Madeleine L'Engle
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Revisiting this childhood favorite with Libby. So lovely and narrated by Jennifer Ehle!

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Local indie had a sale and I accidentally bought more books. Just couldn‘t say no to 24% off. 😍

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Can‘t sleep. Should do homework. Doing this instead.

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This guy. So good.

School swallowed me again. I‘m accepting that this will periodically happen until I‘m done.

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Haul from Shakespeare & Co. I was going to get a copy of The Count of Monte Cristo after I heard Celeste Ng talk about it, but they only had an abridged copy. 🙅🏼 I decided to give Colette a spin. I wanted to buy a classic French work (Collete), a contemporary French work (Modiano), and a popular French work I‘d never heard of (Gavalda). Can I stay here forever?

LeahBergen Lovely! For Colette, I also highly recommend 2y
LyndseyReads @LeahBergen ooh! Thanks for the rec! 😊 2y
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Heaven. 🙌

LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
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Paris: A Love Story | Kati Marton
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Mehso-so

Airplane reading en route to France for a friend‘s wedding. (What a treat! I‘m so excited.)
Some sweet moments and interesting historical context (Marton was married to both Peter Jennings and American diplomat Richard Holbrooke). However, something kept me from loving it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

SaraFair Jealousy!!!! 2y
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The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine | Mark Twain, Philip C. Stead
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Sometimes, Dad sends me a book out of the blue. This week a story by Mark Twain recently completed by author/illustrator team Phillip and Erin Stead. It made my day! (Guess where my love of books comes from? 😊)

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I love Ng's pattern of starting with the end of a mystery (in this case, a house fire and who set it) and then using the narrative to explore the "why." Great read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Finally starting the new Ng! (To the detriment of my work and school obligations of course.)

MinDea Feel free to join our discussions on Sundays for this book that @Jess7 and I host. We posted the first discussion for Chapters 1-6 today! 2y
LyndseyReads @MinDea Thanks! I've only read three chapters, but I'll keep that in mind! 😊 2y
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I'm not crying. YOU'RE CRYING.

Lovely. Sad. Making me reconsider what I think love is.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraTheBibliophage I loved this one. Cried myself. 2y
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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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"She'll wish to talk with them, but she won't because any interest from her would be sure to be misunderstood. Her body as usual would get in the way of free speech."

I'm just sitting here getting my hair done, and Margaret Atwood just slips some universal truth into the novel like she does and my mouth drops to the salon floor, agape and in awe.

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership | Harvard Business Review
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Back to reading for school, but if I can get my work done, I will finally finish The Blind Assassin this weekend which means I can start Celeste Ng's new book. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. 🚂🚂🚂

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Stoner | John Williams
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I finished a book that wasn't for school! This was my book club's pick this month. It's about the life of an English professor at the University of Missouri. It's stark and sad and beautiful. I highly recommend it. 👍

Beckys_Books Just finished this. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. MU is my alma mater which made it even better. 2y
mauveandrosysky Such an amazing book. 2y
LyndseyReads @Beckys_Books I started a doctoral program that is housed through a consortium of universities, but Mizzou is the sponsoring institution. I took classes there this summer, in Jesse Hall no less, and that did make it even more enjoyable. 😊 (edited) 2y
LyndseyReads @mauveandrosysky it has quiet staying power. I'll be thinking about for awhile. 2y
LyndseyReads @Beckys_Books Also, I'm an English teacher at a college --there were some things that hit almost too close to home. 2y
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Library hold!

(Also, hi! 🤗 Being a full-time student and teacher has kept off Litsy these past few weeks, but I am going to try to be better! 🤦🏼‍♀️)

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Nutshell | Ian McEwan
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Boy, does this ring true today.

[DELETED] 3803335244 Yes, that is true. 2y
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"But I've come to believe that love is actually the weirdest monster out there. And if you think love doesn't rip people to bloody shreds...you're dead wrong!"

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Graphic novel Saturday night.

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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"The words I write feather at the edges like lipstick on an aging mouth."

❤️❤️❤️

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Cleaning time means audiobook time.

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Beautiful. A devastating portrait of the destruction we can wield when we don't have space to be ourselves.

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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Gaaah! 😭😭😭

Notafraidofwords This book will give you the worst hangover. 2y
LyndseyReads @Notafraidofwords I'm bracing myself. 2y
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Giovanni's Room | James Baldwin
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Just me in my bathrobe, alone in a hotel room with James Baldwin. 😍

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The Blind Assassin: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Done with summer classes. Getting on a plane where I have nothing to do but read for three hours. CANNOT WAIT.

BookishMarginalia Safe travels and good reading! 2y
LyndseyReads @BookishMarginalia Thank you! 😊 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I'm listening to The Blind Assassin right now! Lorelei King is doing a great job! Making those descriptive details sing for sure! 2y
LyndseyReads @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I read about 30 pages on the plane. (I mostly read the WW non-fiction.) I really like it so far! 2y
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I'm reading bits and pieces of this in between homework and class. Apparently, an adaptation is forthcoming?

MinDea Did you see the trailer? https://youtu.be/q9867sT-Y1M 2y
LyndseyReads @MinDea I just did! Thanks for the link. Looks eerie. 😳 2y
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Homework break! Seems appropriate to spend part of this July 4th reading an immigrant story.

dixi_e This is fabulous. I hope you enjoy. 2y
LyndseyReads @dixi_e I agree! It was wonderful. 2y
dixi_e 👏🏻 👍🏻 2y
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That time I thought I could do seven hours of doctoral work in a summer and it wouldn't affect my pleasure reading goals. 😂😂😂

Tcip You liking it yet? 2y
LyndseyReads @Tcip I really like it. It's contextualized sooo many work issues for me. I like the multi-perspective approach, and I especially like the end where it pulls them all together. 2y
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Just a little obsessed at the moment.

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School work isn't allowing me to blow through this as I'd like, but it's good so far! I have several friends who LOVED this once they finished. We shall see if I have the same experience...

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A sweet little volume of this Nordic myth. Given to me by a friend who knows my love for Neil. 😍

elkeo_TheBookDragon There is also a beautiful Chris Riddell illustrated edition! FYI 😁 2y
LyndseyReads @elkeo Ooooh. I will have to check that one out, too! 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 My kids & I loved this book! 2y
LyndseyReads @ForeverNerdy It's so sweet! 2y
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Doctoral summer reading for the win. 👊

Notafraidofwords 💅🏼 2y
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Snagged this at The Bookworm in Omaha this weekend. 😄 However, I'm not keeping it; I'm going to be a good daughter and give it to my Dad for Father's Day. 😕 But I might try to sneak a read before I give it to him.😏

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Finished listening to this today. Very funny and thought-provoking. Can't wait to check out the podcast Robinson co-hosts, Two Dope Queens, and continue to hang out with this comedian who shares my affection for U2 and Colin Firth. 😜

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Road trip reading! 🚙

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Taking a break from Sunday afternoon work to indulge in my mystery addiction. 👣🕵️‍♀️

elkeo_TheBookDragon That cover!! 2y
LyndseyReads @elkeo Right? All the covers in this series are great. 2y
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I've been MIA from Litsy as the semester wraps up and I prepare to START MY DOCTORAL WORK this summer. 😱 Just got my first shipment of books, so sorry in advance for academic posts that are coming, but I'll be working in the fun stuff too, because obviously. 📚📚📚

Beckys_Books My husband had a class that used that book, maybe for his doctorate in education. 2y
LyndseyReads @Beckys_Books Did your husband find it useful? Mine will be in educational leadership and policy analysis. It seems to be a pretty universal text for education programs. I can't wait to get started! 2y
Tcip @LyndseyReads OMFG! I totally had to read reframing for my Masters program! Thats awesome! It's actually pretty good. 2y
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LyndseyReads @Tcip It looks interesting! Glad to hear a good review. What is your Master's in? 2y
Tcip @LyndseyReads I'm getting my Masters in education in phycology in human relations from NAU 2y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Taking a minute to sit outside and revisit this favorite because this is the first day in several days that the sun has peeked out. And the show starts this week!