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MicheleinPhilly

MicheleinPhilly

Joined August 2016

Bookworm. City girl. Pickles' mom. Occasional cranky ass. Couch panini. Librarian.
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The Kill: A Novel by Jane Casey
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Akin by Emma Donoghue
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#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush Day 7.

And on that note, I‘m out. Thanks for the tag @LeahBergen and the fun idea @Cinfhen !

Cinfhen Nice choice ❤️❤️I‘m glad YOU enjoyed 😘 14h
vivastory Being an unabashed Jackson fan, I feel I seriously dropped the ball letting this one slip my mind. Glad you posted! 13h
GatheringBooks oh wow! is the entire book illustrated??? 12h
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MicheleinPhilly @GatheringBooks Sadly it‘s just the front and back covers and French flaps that are illustrated. 11h
LeahBergen I‘ve been enjoying your picks! 👏🏻👏🏻 11h
GatheringBooks @MicheleinPhilly ah. good to know! i still am salivating over it. 🧚🏼‍♀️😂🤣📚📚📚 11h
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The Mad and the Bad | Jean-Patrick Manchette
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Megabooks Creepy! 2d
erzascarletbookgasm Wow! Need to check this out! 2d
batsy What a cover. (and the description sounds so good) 2d
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Smrloomis Whoa! 😱 I need to never check this out 😂 Good thing the cover is a clear warning to scaredy cats like me! 2d
Leftcoastzen Whoa , some cover! 1d
LeahBergen That‘s a great cover! 1d
LauraBeth Did someone spill their wine? 1d
BarbaraBB Love this 😍😍 1d
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Philly Littens! My brain is Monday mush so I can‘t even think of who to tag. 😬

https://libwww.freelibrary.org/blog/post/3881

LeahBergen Oooo! 😍😍😍 2d
ValerieAndBooks Whoa!! I‘ll have to see if I can make the time to see this — only on display for a short time. 2d
batsy Aaaah! I wish I was a Philly Litten 😆 2d
MicheleinPhilly @ValerieAndBooks Too short! I‘m hoping I can make it there in the next month. 2d
DivineDiana Amazing!!! Thank you for the tag! 2d
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Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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I love discovering a new to me author with a backlist. While ostensibly about the disappearance of a woman, this gorgeously written novel is about seeing, hearing, believing, and valuing women, particularly black women in America. There is so much truth and humanity in this. I am a gigantic fan. 4⭐️.

cathipink Oooh, I'm going to look for this one. 3d
Blaire I‘ve never heard of her. Thank you for this review. #stacked 3d
MicheleinPhilly @Blaire I hadn‘t either. Another Litten has strongly recommended another one of her books. 2d
Reviewsbylola I love falling in love with an author and discovering they have other books! 2d
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Cinfhen 💕💕💕💕 3d
TrishB Ohhhh....I haven‘t seen that cover before 💜 3d
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Isn‘t it purty??? 3d
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ReadingOverSleeping Love this cover! Couldn't stand the book tho lol! 3d
TrishB Very..... 3d
MicheleinPhilly @ReadingOverSleeping You are not alone! I‘ve probably met more haters than lovers in my lifetime. 😂 3d
Cathythoughts Gorgeous cover 2d
LeahBergen 😍😍 2d
ValerieAndBooks This one‘s a pick for me! Don‘t have that cover though. 2d
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vivastory Such a great cover. I loved the book, too. 4d
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I still haven‘t read it. #WhatElseIsNew 4d
vivastory If it makes you feel any better I've only read 1 of the 6 books I've posted for #covercrush 😬 4d
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MicheleinPhilly @vivastory 😂😂😂 Sounds about right! 3d
LeahBergen And now I‘m singing “Video Killed the Radio Star”. 😆 3d
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen You‘re welcome! 3d
Reviewsbylola Oooooh love this! 2d
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Black Dogs: A Novel | Ian McEwan
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emilyhaldi 🖤 5d
TrishB Lovely ♥️ 5d
KarenUK Love these Vintage covers 😍😍 5d
Nute I love any cover done like this! 4d
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Frankenstein | Mary Shelley
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DivineDiana Yes! 😲 6d
LeahBergen Ooo, I like this one. 👏🏻 5d
Cathythoughts Nice one 👍🏻♥️ 5d
Hooked_on_books Very cool! 5d
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Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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Perfect timing @LeahBergen cause my current read has me 😍. #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Show me what you got folks! Open invitation to all!

DivineDiana Wow! ❤️ 6d
Book_ish Too funny that this popped up today! Just yesterday I lent Upstate to a friend of mine, telling her it was one of my all time favorite books and then I wondered what she had written since. Now I know! Lol 6d
Reviewsbylola Beautiful 😍 6d
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MicheleinPhilly @Book_ish Serendipity! I had never heard of the author. It was literally a case of seeing the book in the store and being intrigued by the cover. 6d
Book_ish Well if you ever get a chance to read Upstate you absolutely should!! 6d
emilyhaldi Wowza 🤩🤩 6d
readordierachel Oh, yes. That cover 😍 6d
batsy That is gorgeous! 6d
vivastory Stunning!!! 6d
LeahBergen Oooo! This is a pretty one! 6d
Kalalalatja Wow! 6d
BarbaraBB Great one! 6d
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I was absolutely fascinated by this. Rubenhold‘s level of research and ability to so convincingly transport us to Victorian era London was quite remarkable. 4⭐️

LeahBergen I liked this one. 👍🏻 6d
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Contemplating the meaning of life. #DogsOfLitsy

LeahBergen What style. 👌🏼 1w
MicheleinPhilly @LeahBergen I have resigned myself to the fact that my dog is smoother than me. 1w
Reecaspieces ❤️❤️ 1w
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Crazeedi He's beautiful 🐶❤ 1w
MallenNC What a cute picture! 1w
AlaMich I dunno, her lambie sort of spoils the suave...🤣🐶❤️ (edited) 1w
Prairiegirl_reading 🐶😍😍 1w
Kalalalatja Love it! 1w
Cathythoughts Great pic 👍🏻♥️ 7d
MicheleinPhilly @AlaMich I‘m amazed she hasn‘t decapitated it. 7d
janeycanuck That leg on the back of the sofa! 😍 7d
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I am not really a graphic novel person - I think this is the 3rd one I‘ve ever read - but this is nothing short of a masterpiece. It literally took my breath away. ALL THE STARS.

And with that I‘ve finished my summer prompts for #booked2019.

DivineDiana High praise! Stacked! 1w
JenReadsAlot The only one I read was about Jeffrey Dahmer 🤦‍♀️ 1w
MicheleinPhilly @JenReadsAlot That actually sounds right up my alley! 1w
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Leftcoastzen It‘s so tough but absolutely marvelous. 1w
JenReadsAlot It's My Friend Dahmer if you are interested! 1w
AmyG I loved this book. I flew through it. I read it for #Booked2019, too. (edited) 1w
vivastory My Friend Dahmer is great. I also really liked the following by the same author. It was oddly compelling 1w
Cinfhen Yay 😀 so glad you enjoyed this GN! And congrats on completing summer prompts 💕 7d
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Confession: Every so often my cold, cynical, black heart thoroughly enjoys a romantic comedy in either cinematic or novel form. This is a warm, witty, cozy, charming romantic comedy for grown ups. It‘s begging to be turned into a Nancy Meyers movie. 4⭐️

Bookish_B I loved this one! 1w
ErinC I loved this one! 1w
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Anti-Monday mopes superpower ACTIVATE! 🦸🏻‍♀️

Blaire That‘s how I felt yesterday...the Sunday blues. Today has been productive and the good weather pulled me out of it. Hope your book and lunch does the same for you. (edited) 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Blaire I get a much less severe case of the Sunday sads since I started working from home full time. They used to be WICKED. Now I‘m just more grumpy on Mondays. ☺️ 1w
LauraBeth Is that the Mac ‘n Cheese pizza? 1w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth Yes ma‘am! 1w
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Mehso-so

While I still love Maeve and I‘m even beginning to warm to Derwent, this was sadly my least favorite of the series so far. I found the continuing threads from the previous entry more compelling than the central mystery. And Jane Casey could use some help with her LGBT representation. It‘s London in 2012, not 1960. 🙄 On to the 4th! #seriesread

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If Only I Could Tell You | Hannah Beckerman
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USPS land speed record! #BOTM

thebluestocking That‘s amazing!! My #botm packages usually don‘t arrive until after the 11th. 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Woohoo!! 📚🎉📚🎉 2w
Megabooks Wow!! 2w
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mklong Is it just me or do they seem to be delivered faster if you order more than one book? 2w
Hollie Wow!! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @mklong I‘ve never considered that before but you could be on to something. 2w
Cinfhen Wowza!!! That was fast!!!! 2w
Mdargusch Nice! 2w
Reviewsbylola Mine shipped over a week ago and the tracking hasn‘t been updated in days. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola Oh no! I‘ve heard that a lot of people‘s haven‘t even shipped yet! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1w
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Happy long weekend, Litsy fam! #DogsOfLitsy

DGRachel ❤️🐶❤️ 2w
valeriegeary I'm just want to squish that wrinkle-face so bad. 😍 2w
Tamra Very huggable! 2w
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batsy Squishy face 😍😍😍 2w
LeahBergen 😘😘😘 2w
Leftcoastzen Such a cutie pie! 2w
Mdargusch hi sweet pooch! 2w
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The Reckoning | Jane Casey
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Lazy holiday weekend Saturday with Maeve. #seriesreads

Mdargusch Perfect! 2w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This was...cute. It sort of lost its luster for me once they stopped communicating via Post-it and I found the manner in which Leon‘s chapters were written to be sort of odd. Having said that, it‘s sweet and would probably make a good chick flick. 3⭐️

Cathythoughts That‘s good to hear ... it wouldn‘t be my usual , but I‘m attracted to it. I have on Kindle 👍🏻♥️ 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘ve had this on my TBR. It seems like a good palate cleanser! 1w
rubyslippersreads Leon‘s chapters reminded me (writing style, not content) of 1w
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The Chestnut Man: A Novel | Soren Sveistrup
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I was supposed to be buying fewer physical books.

DAMN IT!

#BOTM

DivineDiana Who can resist?!!😉 3w
TrishB 😂😂😂 can‘t hide them! (edited) 3w
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana Do you have a spare bedroom for when my wife inevitably kicks me out? 😉 3w
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB She‘s gonna kill me. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 3w
DivineDiana I do, but it‘s filled with books! 😂 You‘re always welcome! ❤️ 3w
AmyG Oops 3w
nomadreader I limited myself to Wild Game only because I'm first in line for the ebook of the suffragist romance! 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto Ahhhh are picks up? Checking now. 3w
TrishB Hope you‘re in to get the post! 3w
Reviewsbylola I‘m picking the top two! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana @TrishB She was out at an appt. when the mail lady came. 🎉🎉🎉 2w
TrishB Result 🖐🎉🎉 2w
DivineDiana I love when that happens! 👏🏻😉👏🏻 2w
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The Gifted School | Bruce Holsinger
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ALL ABOARD THE HOT MESS EXPRESS! I know I‘ve used the word “delicious” in several reviews this summer but this one also falls firmly in that camp. Rich people behaving badly stories are firmly in my wheelhouse and this did not disappoint. I was reading this as satire but sadly I know just how true to life these parents are. As a child of the 80s/90s from a working class background and a time when 👇🏼

MicheleinPhilly a helicopter was strictly a type of aircraft and not a parenting style, I am oh so grateful to have missed the “parenting as competition” movement. Everyone is despicable but I‘m here for the schadenfreude! 4⭐️ 3w
batsy Wonderful review! I'm always up for more schadenfreude inspired by rich people problems so I'm adding this to the list 😆 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto I love rich people behaving badly. It‘s my personal fav. Great review! I have this one and can‘t wait to read it. 3w
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JacqMac Ooo That sounds good! I really have to stop adding books to my hold list. But after this one. lol 3w
Tamra Oh yuck - the parents, not your review! 😂 3w
LauraBeth I can‘t wait to read this. We‘re raising an entire generation of kids who know nothing outside of the protective bubble we put them in and therefore don‘t know what it‘s like to fail at anything. Hopefully, one day people will realize that parenting isn‘t a competitive sport because no one wins. Signed - the person who has had moms of 20-somethings call me and demand to know why their kid didn‘t get the job. 3w
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth PREACH! I have a number of friends that work in academia and the phone calls and emails they get from parents are 😳. Like, are you going to accompany them to work every day and perform those functions for them too? 3w
MicheleinPhilly @batsy @Ashley_Nicoletto It is one of my absolute favorite sub-genres. I just get such a bitchy kick out of it. 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto @LauraBeth YESSSSSD. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3w
mom2bugnbee College prof here who put her foot down early in her career (20 yrs ago) against communicating with parents except in the case of a medical emergency. Also a mom of a HS senior, who very likely will go to college 18 driving hours away. Ppl constantly ask how I'm going to handle her leaving. My response is that's what I raised her to do. Will I miss her? Absolutely. But she wasn't put on earth to be by my side forever. 3w
MicheleinPhilly @mom2bugnbee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3w
swishandflick I just started this, glad to hear you enjoyed it! 3w
LeahBergen Damn, this sounds good! 3w
ValerieAndBooks I love these kind of books too! Already stacked!! I think I‘ve tried to raise my kids to be relatively independent. Have seen more than my share of helicopter parents over the years 🙄 3w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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A-MAZING.

Colson Whitehead is an otherworldly talent. Easily the best book I have read this year. I would not be at all surprised if he adds another Pulitzer to his haul.

5⭐️

JacqMac I have been saving this one until the kids are back in school, so I can read it uninterrupted. I‘m really looking forward to it. 3w
MicheleinPhilly @JacqMac It‘s not easy but it is oh so worth it. 3w
emilyhaldi Oohh good, looking forward to this!! 3w
Tamra Anxious to read! 3w
BarbaraBB Wow, quite an endorsement while the book didn‘t appeal to me at all. Until now. 3w
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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Hoping to get my reading mojo back this week. I haven‘t finished a book since August 15! 😱 I‘m in the middle of and loving the top 2 and have the bottom 2 from the library.

Megabooks Oh dear! I hope you continue to enjoy those two! 3w
TrishB Good luck 👍🏻 3w
LauraBeth The Gifted School came in today at the library 💃 3w
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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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The story of my life...

Megabooks 🤣 4w
vivastory Can you imagine how much more money Amazon would make without those notifications 😄 4w
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I‘m amazed they haven‘t done away with them. 4w
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Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 SAME! I just ordered a hardcover last week and found it on my Kindle yesterday. This is a great October read! Perfect creepy atmosphere. 4w
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m terrible at this. 4w
LeahBergen 😆😆 4w
eanderson 🙋‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️ Yep! Been there. Done that. Several times!!! 🤣🤣🤣 4w
Redwritinghood You‘re not alone. I‘ve done that too. 4w
BarbaraBB 😂😂 4w
Reggie Lol, I bought Milkman on kindle because it was on sale, read it on kindle, cleaned out my car later that week and realized I had bought the book months before at BN. Dammit!!! Lol 4w
TrishB Same!! Always. 3w
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HA! That explains it @TrishB and @suzie.reads

This is from my 23AndMe report.

TrishB Definitely an honorary scouser 😁😁 4w
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Deep thoughts, aka my dog is a human.

#DogsOfLitsy

TrishB So cute 🐶♥️ love the arm pose. 1mo
LauraBeth Pickles and Bitsy are a galaxy apart in the brains department. 😹 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth RUDE. I‘m coming to rescue that baby. 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Would like a recent Sansa pic. Please and thank you. 1mo
KarenUK Pickles looks like he‘s just chillin‘.... 💕 1mo
Megabooks Of course Pickles is human! 💕💕 1mo
JennyM ❤️ 1mo
Mdargusch That arm resting on the couch is adorable! 1mo
Amiable He is obviously contemplating the meaning of life. And squirrels. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
cathysaid @Amiable Around my house, squirrels are the meaning of life 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
cathysaid That‘s a very president-sitting-for-a-portrait pose. PICKLES FOR PRESIDENT 🇺🇸 1mo
Librarybelle So adorable! 1mo
Amiable @cathysaid Now that‘s a ticket I would support! Pickles 2020! 🇺🇸 1mo
Leftcoastzen Pickles is awesome! 1mo
saresmoore Oh my gosh, I love this. 1mo
JenReadsAlot Omg best picture ever!!! 1mo
LeahBergen Oh my God, that Pickles elbow! 😫😫 1mo
Redwritinghood Great picture! 1mo
SW-T So adorable! 🥰🐶 1mo
batsy I love this ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Christine OMG. I‘m not even a dog person but I might have just turned into one. ❤️ 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm This is a great pose! 👍😄 1mo
Reggie “What will we tell the children?” Lol 1mo
Purrfectpages Omg the best pose! #deepthoughts 1mo
BookNAround I love this. 1mo
Bookzombie This is freaking adorable! 4w
hermyknee This is such a great photo! 3w
Suet624 That‘s just too darn much! 3w
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Well this is serendipitous. FINALLY crossed the 100,000 mark on my 3 year anniversary. I‘m probably the slowest ever to 100K. 😂

SW-T Congrats and happy anniversary! 😊 1mo
Megabooks Congratulations dear friend!! I‘m so glad to have met you here!! 💕💕📚🎧🥳🥳🎉🎉🍾 1mo
Sarah83 Congratulations 🤩👍 1mo
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TrishB How cool 😎 happy anniversary and big number 💜❤️ 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🍾🎈🎉 1mo
Jas16 🎉🙌🏽📚 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Perfect catch! Congratulations! 👏🎉 1mo
KarenUK 🙌🙌💕😊 1mo
Crazeedi Perfect! So awesome and congrats!!🎉🎉❤❤ 1mo
AmyG Congrats 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Branwen Congratulations, friend! 😁 👏 💕 📚 1mo
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉🎉🎉 1mo
julesG 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎊🎊👏👏 1mo
tournevis 💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 1mo
Kalalalatja Good catch! 😂👏👏👏 1mo
Amiable I love it when all the tumblers line up in synchronicity like this. Congratulations! 🙂 1mo
LauraBeth It‘s like our friendship in one graphic 😂❤️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @LauraBeth I feel like our friendship in one graphic is more like: 😂🙄😬🤬😭👯‍♀️😻🐶🐱📚🍷🍻❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB Wow! Congratulations on both! 😘 1mo
Blaire Congrats!! So cool! 1mo
eanderson That‘s awesome!!! Congratulations!!!🎉🍾🎊🎈 1mo
Librarybelle Yay! Congratulations! 1mo
Bookzombie Congratulations! 1mo
mhillis Congrats!! (I‘m slower 😂) 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Congrats from one old timer 👵🏻 to another 👵🏻!! Its been fun here!! I don‘t think I‘ll get to that number until my 4th anniversary next spring , though 😊 1mo
Simona Congrats❣️🍾 🥂 1mo
DivineDiana I think you planned that! 😉Cheers! 🎉📚❤️ 1mo
youneverarrived Congrats! 🥳🥳 1mo
britt_brooke Excellent! Glad you‘re here, Michele! 💃🏼🙌🏻🤸🏼‍♂️🍻 1mo
LeahBergen Yesssss! And you‘re not slow on the numbers ... just delicate and refined. 😆😆 1mo
Suet624 Nope. You‘re definitely not the slowest. I‘m only at 60k and I‘ve been on here for 3 years too! 3w
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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UK Littens! SUPER SALE ALERT! #99ponKindle #KindleDailyDeal

TrishB Got it thanks 😘 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB 👍🏼 Cause I haven‘t bought enough books lately. 😬 1mo
TrishB Never enough.....😱 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Also according to the wife Kindle books are fair game because “they don‘t take up space.” So really I‘m doing this for her. 😉 1mo
TrishB They are definitely the secret stash and just because they think you‘re buying the occasional one, that‘s there problem! 1mo
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Shakespeare & Co. Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA (Bookstore)
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Had an absolutely DELIGHTFUL day lunching and shopping and coffeing and park sitting. Cindy, you are the bees‘ knees. Adore you, friend. 😘 #BookHaul #LitsyMeetUp

britt_brooke Aw, fun!! 1mo
cathipink Oooh you got some great books!! 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Fun! Plus that is a gorgeous book haul! 1mo
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Louise Nice stack! I loved Prisoner of Heaven! We get to know so much more about Fermín! 1mo
LauraBeth ❤️❤️ 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds like a perfect day! How great! 1mo
DivineDiana Great haul! I have been wanting to go there! Sounds like a great day! ❤️ (edited) 1mo
Kalalalatja Sounds wonderful, and great haul! 1mo
TrishB Great haul 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
Mdargusch Sounds like a fun time! 1mo
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The Sparsholt Affair | Alan Hollinghurst
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Cindy, you are so kind and thoughtful. Thank you, friend. Book haul pic coming up next!

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Because one can never have too many series ongoing. #StartASeries Quite different from my typical British murder and mayhem picks as it is a geopolitical thriller set in Canada. The recounting of the genocide and rape camps in Bosnia was breathtaking. Not at all an easy read but an important one. 4🌟 👇🏼

cathipink I've wanted to pick up this series- thanks for sharing your review. 1mo
ChasingOm So. Many. Series. 🤣 1mo
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Cathythoughts Nice review! I picked this one too for the challenge & thought it was really good 1mo
TrishB Read this 👍🏻 enjoyed it but haven‘t started any more yet. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It wasn‘t any easy read, that‘s for sure. I need a “garden variety serial killer” respite. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @cathipink It was really impressive. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @ChasingOm I just can‘t seem to help myself! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts Great minds...! 👌🏼 1mo
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She's Leaving Home | William Shaw
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Have you read/heard of this series?

TrishB Nope 😱😱 another one! Print copies expensive but kindle reasonable (not bargain!) you tempted? 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I bought the first 3 for 3.99. 😬 1mo
TrishB Oh wow! I just found that bargain! Didn‘t see before, have made a note.... 1mo
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The mystery isn‘t the star here. It is the complicated and messy family dynamics and experiences of immigrants in both the U.S. and Europe. Loved it. 4🌟

Blaire #stacked I also really want to read 1mo
auntie_jenn i‘m going in next! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I just didn‘t love this one. I couldn‘t connect with her writing. 1mo
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Speaking of Summer | Kalisha Buckhanon
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OOPS, I DID IT AGAIN.

Happy #bookloversday!

Leftcoastzen Built in excuse booklovers day! 1mo
Suet624 Wow. Good for you! 1mo
Susannah Comrade! (I buy in bulk too.) 🤣 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Susannah It‘s my version of Sam‘s Club or Costco. 1mo
merelybookish That's impressive! 1mo
cathysaid And now Britney Spears won‘t get out of my head...😐 1mo
Christine And you did it well! 🥇 1mo
Reviewsbylola That‘s a gorgeous stack! 1mo
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The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
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Slowly but surely getting my reading mojo back by focusing on stereotypically “lighter” fare. But while this novel is sort of soap operatic, there is an entire smorgasbord of misery from alcoholism to infertility to domestic violence to eating disorders and on and on ad infinitum. I‘ve never read this author before but it did seem at times she was laying it on a bit thick. Still interesting & entertaining & kept me out of my own head. 3.75🌟

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The Friends We Keep | Jane Green
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Hello mental health day!

DivineDiana Happy National Book Lovers Day! ❤️📚❤️ 1mo
Megabooks 😁😁💕💕📚 1mo
saresmoore Mmm, lovely. Excellent decisions! 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana Is it???? I guess I have no choice but to go book shopping then. 🤗 1mo
Amiable I love your farm table 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Amiable Thanks! It‘s from Pottery Barn. 1mo
DivineDiana 😉👏🏻📚 1mo
Reviewsbylola BOTM always helps! 1mo
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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This was the delightful balm my soul needed. Sure, the protagonist is prickly but so am I. And yes, the romance was predictable but I DID NOT CARE because it made me smile. Loved it. 4🌟

DivineDiana Sounds like I need to read this sooner rather than later! ❤️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana I adored it. 1mo
LiteraryinLititz Sounds like the right book at the right time. 💜 1mo
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BarbaraBB Great review ❤️❤️ 1mo
TrishB I enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 1mo
Mdargusch I loved this! Yes she was prickly alright. 😂 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard such great things. 1mo
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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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A lone bright spot in this terrible week. #BOTM

AND IT‘S ONLY TUESDAY, FOLKS!

😩

cathysaid Right? I hear some mental health personal days off calling my name... 1mo
Megabooks It‘s been a terrible week! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope your week gets better 💜 1mo
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DivineDiana Sending love. ❤️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @cathysaid 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks I guess things can only get better from here. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Reviewsbylola I love this cover so much. Can‘t wait to read it! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I apologize for this but I am just so tired. My soul is weary and my heart hurts. El Paso and Dayton - I love you.

dariazeoli I wish we didn‘t have to wake up to this. Lots of us are feeling this way. ❤️ 1mo
Kalalalatja 💔💔 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @dariazeoli That breaking news alert when I woke up this morning just pushed me over the edge. What do we even do at this point? 1mo
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TrishB 💔💔 so awful. 1mo
Lovesbooks87 I fell asleep watching CNN about the El Paso shooting and woke up to them covering the Dayton tragedy. When are we going to wake up and do something about it. Enough is enough. This shouldn't be our normal almost every day news. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Lovesbooks87 Amen Jessica. AMEN. I am so sick of this *#%^. 1mo
Lovesbooks87 @MicheleinPhilly seriously! We shouldn't have to live in fear every time we walk out of the house. I teach two year old and I am sure we will be having a lock down drill soon with all the shooting that are happening. Shouldn't have to teach little children how to hide. No one should have to live in the country we are living it! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Lovesbooks87 A friend of a friend posted on FB last night that she was at the grocery store and a balloon popped and she almost “hit the deck.” And then she said, “I just wanted some bananas.” How is this our new normal? 1mo
Jas16 Waking up to the news this morning was almost more than I could take. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Jas16 Yep. 😞 1mo
LauraBeth 💔💔💔 1mo
AlaMich And yet we are supposed to be terrified of “illegals coming in a caravan to kill and rape us.” I think we all know at this point who we need to fear, and it isn‘t undocumented immigrants. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Kalalalatja @TrishB WHICH ONE OF YOU CAN I MOVE IN WITH??? 1mo
Leftcoastzen I‘m broken-hearted.We need some kind of real change to prevent this. 1mo
TrishB Anytime ♥️ 1mo
hermyknee I‘m feeling it right there with you @MicheleinPhilly 1mo
KatieDid927 My brother lives in Dayton, so I woke up to blind terror. Thankfully he and his fiancée are safe, but my god. 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Heartbreaking 💔 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @KatieDid927 Thank goodness! 1mo
JoScho I can‘t understand people with so much hate in their hearts. 1mo
Redwritinghood Actually, I‘m pissed. We are under constant threat of terrorist attacks in this country and our elected officials are doing absolutely nothing about it. These people doing these shootings are terrorist - I think we should face that. (edited) 1mo
Cathythoughts So sorry this is happening 1mo
Annl On Instagram, Elizabeth Gilbert always has great words of wisdom and today she had a few sites to follow. It helps. 💔 1mo
janeycanuck I‘m so sorry that you have to live with this fear, anger and sadness every day. 1mo
sprainedbrain You don‘t need to apologize. This is so exhausting and heartbreaking. 😢 1mo
Amiable 😢 There are no words. None, anymore. 1mo
Christine I can‘t think about much else today. Is there any hope for stopping this?? 😣 1mo
Reviewsbylola 💔💔💔 1mo
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Happy Weekend Litsy! #dogsoflitsy

TrishB 🐶😘 2mo
Megabooks 😍😍😍😘 2mo
mreads 🐕❤ 2mo
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cathysaid Love me some Pickles! 2mo
batsy You give us such joy, Pickles! 😍😍 2mo
DGRachel Yay, Pickles! ❤️🐶❤️ 2mo
ValerieAndBooks 😍 could she not have a bigger smile!! 😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Such a cutie! 🥰 1mo
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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THIS.

🙋🏻‍♀️

TrishB Love putting my boots back on, with tights and a big coat 😁 2mo
LiteraryinLititz I agree! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Seriously. The more clothes, the better! 2mo
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Megabooks Whoever decided summer was the best thing ever obviously didn‘t live in the era of climate change!!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks Or they live where it‘s a “dry heat.” 🙄 2mo
TrishB Exactly! 2mo
Librarybelle OMG...it‘s as if the author was quoting me! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Librarybelle @LiteraryinLititz Right???? I was like, “She knows me. I feel SEEN.” 😋 2mo
hes7 Yes! 2mo
auntie_jenn me, too! 2mo
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My reading this month has been CRAAAAAAP. Between houseguests and the boiling temperatures and the World Cup and an unexpectedly busy work month, my heart just has not been in it. I‘ve started and stopped far too many books but am hoping to get back on track in August. #StartASeries I‘m coming to “hang out” with @TrishB and @suzie.reads 😋

suzie.reads Hope you enjoy it 😃 I ❤ this series the books get better and better 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m ready for fall. 🤭🤣 Every time I go outside I feel unmotivated. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto So gross. I hate summer! 2mo
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kspenmoll This heat has been consistently HOT here in CT so I can imagine its been hotter in Philly. 2mo
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻hope this helps. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Couldn‘t sleep last night so read most of it and finished at lunch. Then spent far too much time falling down an internet rabbit hole because I knew nothing of Hillsborough. 😢😢 2mo
TrishB 💔💔 Justice for the 96. YNWA. The working class sold out by the establishment and the press making up lies. Long time for the truth to come out but we never stopped fighting. If you can bear it read this one. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I know your press has quite the reputation but this was absolutely horrendous. As was the behavior of the police. I was happy to see that that Ducken whatever character will be re-tried in October. 2mo
TrishB Thank you for caring. It‘s a subject close to Liverpool fans hearts ♥️. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I think I feel such affection for Liverpool because the more I read about it, the more it reminds me SOOO much of Philadelphia. He wrote something in this book about the reputation of Scousers and the city amongst people who have never been and it resonated so much with me. 2mo
TrishB I think the cities seem very alike ❤️ and everyone seems to hate your sports fans too! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB HA! That‘s an understatement. 😂 2mo
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SUPER SALE ALERT! I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

#KindleDailyDeal #KindleDeal

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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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I inhaled this over the course of 24 hours. I seriously hope that someone has optioned this because it would make a DYNAMITE summer soap. There was just so much bitchy fabulousness that I could not look away. 4🌟

swishandflick Agreed!! 2mo
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I think meticulous is an odd word choice to describe Israel Keyes but scary AF is an apt descriptor. The idea that this man operated somewhat under the radar for as long as he did and so skillfully manipulated the investigators even after his capture is spine tingling. Obvious trigger warnings for torture, rape, etc. but also animal torture. This madman was textbook. 🤯

saresmoore Uuugh, don‘t think I could stomach this! 2mo
TrishB I can‘t do the real stuff. 2mo
eanderson I have this and need to read it ASAP!!! 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore @TrishB It‘s fascinating but brutal! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @eanderson I think this is the very first time I‘ve read my BOTM selections the month I received them! 😬 2mo
rachelsbrittain This sounds horrifying but fascinating. Probably shouldn't let myself read it, but a part of me is tempted 2mo
DivineDiana Sounds frightening! Glad he was apprehended! 😲 2mo
Cinfhen Maybe this will be the book to break my reading slump!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I must have caught my slump from you! 😩 2mo
Cinfhen Oh no!! I‘m sorry. I haven‘t picked up a book since I got on the plane last week 😳I have 13 unread library books!!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Oh no! All of those library books that you were so excited for! 2mo
Cinfhen Yup! I already had to return 4 unread books😢 don‘t know what‘s going on?? My brain is just rebelling 🤪 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Same. Oh well, it will come back eventually. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I got this one from the library but it was due back before I got to it. Maybe some day! 1mo
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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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This was the delightful lesbian romantic comedy that I really wanted Camille Perri‘s When Katie Met Cassidy to be. I don‘t “get” the idea of polyamory or open relationships cause I‘m a green eyed Scorpio monster and Sam is an emotionally abusive asshat, but I really really really loved this. 4🌟

TrishB 😂 me too - and a Scorpio! 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto A green eyed Scorpio monster. 🤣🤣 I‘m not a Scorpio, but I am a jealous bitch that doesn‘t share. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Stacked. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I‘m getting better as I get older but my side eye is legendary. It‘s not a creepy, controlling thing - I think I‘m just insecure. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼 2mo
TrishB It‘s the sharing bit I‘ll never understand! If you‘re committed, you‘re committed. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB Exactly. I mean, different strokes and all but I could NEVER have a relationship like that. 2mo
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In at the Deep End | Kate Davies
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I‘ve been feeling somewhat slumpy (more like just tired and distracted) so just picked the most recently purchased Kindle book and dove in. 20% in and I‘m loving it. #queerbooks #LGBTbooks

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Blazing World | Siri Hustvedt
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Welcome home, Cindy!

😩😩😩😩

Cinfhen No!!!!!!!!!!! That‘s horrible 😬😬😬😬 I need to repack!!!!!!!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Ugh! 😥 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I need to invent an air conditioned bubble I can walk around in. 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly @squirrelbrain I truly hate summer! 2mo
TrishB Oh no!! That‘s hot 🥵 2mo
cariashley Oh no is that really happening this coming week?! 🥵 2mo
cariashley Just checked NYC and it says 98 for next Sunday 😱 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB @cariashley I will be hibernating and walking the dog at 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. I‘m sweating just thinking about it. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @cariashley Did you lose power last night? 2mo
cariashley @MicheleinPhilly no, thank goodness! I‘m in Gramercy so wasn‘t in the affected area, and I‘m on Long Island for the weekend anyway. My office building lost power though and our IT department had a really rough night figuring out the generators. 2mo
TrishB That sounds sensible! 2mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I would love to meet you Cindy if you are in PA . I dont know if you are deaded anywhere west of philly, but if you are let me know!! 2mo
Crazeedi Thank goodness western PA is delightful today, 81 and low humidity! 2mo
Annl Looks like the weather here in Florida! I left grass cutting too late this morning. I am laying under my ceiling fan trying to cool down!!! 2mo
sisilia That‘s hot! 🥵 2mo
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Next up! Justifying my #BOTM rejoin.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Uhmmm, I think it‘s just natural. It‘s like a crack addict who would be able to subscribe to 5 different blends of crack, on a monthly basis. Hahahahaha....it‘s bibliocrack. Thank the dogs we love books!! 2mo
vivastory I'm looking forward to your thoughts on this one. I found it riveting. 2mo
MyNamesParadise Just added it to my list! 2mo
AlaMich Pickles looks reproachful... 2mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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Absolutely riveting. Women‘s sexuality is messy and complicated and contradictory and Taddeo captured it so beautifully. It is a very specific story about a very specific sub-set of women and those going into it expecting some sort of Masters & Johnson study will undoubtedly be disappointed. But I found this to be earth shatteringly good. 5🌟

Julsmarshall I have this one coming my way, can‘t wait! 2mo
Christine I gotta say, I kind of love how people are loving or hating or not wanting to read this, etc. - the range of big reactions says a lot, I think... (edited) 2mo
Reviewsbylola I finished it last night and gave it five stars as well. So good! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Polarizing reviews ! That‘s what I love about Litsy we obviously all love books but know not every book is for everyone.I may check it out . 2mo
Nute I had decided to bypass reading this based on an earlier review. I agree with @Leftcoastzen and @Christine that because a book is not for every reader we get to see polarized reviews with various levels of satisfaction, likes and dislikes. With Litsy it is so quick for a decision not to read a book to get turned around by reading the very next review! Five Star Ratings are making me reconsider this book. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Wow, five stars! What @Leftcoastzen said about polarising reviews. ☝️ 2mo
JamieArc I‘m agreeing that the polarizing reviews are fascinating. I just started it and am curious what I will think. 2mo
Crazeedi I just read a couple posts this am that this book was awful! Isn't that something how books are judged by different readers! 2mo
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