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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 Red Parts: A Memoir by Maggie Nelson
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American War by Omar El Akkad
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Bad Blood | John Carreyrou
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My survey of female psychopathy continues!

This one of the most riveting pieces of investigative journalism I have ever read. Carreyrou makes the ins and outs of blood testing and venture capitalism accessible and exciting.

I know hindsight is 20/20 but I am still completely baffled as to how Holmes managed to hoodwink so many supposedly smart, capable people. I hope she rots in a cell for a long time. 5🌟

AmyG I was baffled, too...how she could convince some very rich powerful people to give her money and believe in her. 10h
Leftcoastzen I think I would like this , I keep putting it off because I know it will make me angry .😡 10h
Kalalalatja Yes to everything you wrote! 10h
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AlaMich I haven‘t read the book (YET!) but I did see the HBO documentary and listened to the podcast The Dropout. I think some people simply have an innate magnetism or charisma that cause others to trust and believe them. Not unlike a certain orange individual we are all familiar with... 9h
MicheleinPhilly @AlaMich But that‘s what I don‘t get because I don‘t see a smidge of charisma in her. And certainly not in him! 6h
AlaMich @MicheleinPhilly Well, her I get more than him. 😊 6h
MicheleinPhilly @AlaMich The first time I heard her voice I looked at my wife like 😳 and said, “WTF is that?” And her eyes frighten me. 5h
MicheleinPhilly @AmyG The one that really made me scratch my head was Mattis. You knew she was full of it in your military capacity but yet then you agreed to serve on the board? I don‘t get it. (edited) 5h
MicheleinPhilly @Leftcoastzen I was more astonished than anything else. Now if she doesn‘t end up serving any time I‘ll be 😤. 5h
AmyG Right? Mattis was a bit of a shock and also the lawyer- David Boies. 4h
MicheleinPhilly @AmyG Well lawyers are assholes. 😉 Not any of the lawyers on Litsy, but the rest of them. Psssh. 4h
rachelsbrittain The wildest part to me was when she convinced the board not to oust her as CEO. I mean wow 15m
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Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I‘ve been a bit preoccupied by a certain fictional female assassin so I figured I‘d keep the fun going by reading about a female serial killer. This was particularly gruesome but the character development was really compelling. I‘ll definitely continue the series. #StartASeries Also this was my #GiftedtoYou pick for #booked2019. Thanks @eanderson !

Lisas.Library I want to read this series! I need to check my local second hand bookstore!! 1d
Cinfhen Hello @TrishB I think I hear a book calling you!!! 1d
Cinfhen Hi, Michele!!! Happy to see you‘re busy getting cozy with female serial killers and assassins!!! I think your wife might want to start hiding the kitchen knives 😘😘 1d
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MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen HA! She knows she would never show up on my hit list. I‘m squeamish with blood so would need her clean-up assistance. 😉😘 1d
TrishB Definitely stacked 👍🏻 @Cinfhen (edited) 1d
JoScho This is one of my favorite series! 1d
eanderson I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 🤗 I have the second in the series... still need to read it though! 1d
valeriegeary I've been enjoying this series. I think I've read 3. Some bits are more gruesome than others but the characters are always entertaining! 🔪 1d
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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Oh Cassandra. You impetuous, aggressive, charismatic, charming, infuriating little shit. I just want to swaddle you in a blanket and keep you safe and then wring your neck. I love you. Be well. 5🌟 #nyrb #nyrbbookclub

Leftcoastzen 😂you nailed it! 4d
saresmoore 😅 Yes! ♥️👌 4d
vivastory Perfect! Yes, charming AND infuriating. 😄👌 4d
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batsy I love this ❤️ perfect review. 4d
erzascarletbookgasm Haha! Your review! 💙 4d
CarolynM Yes, I loved her but her behaviour was really bad! 4d
BarbaraBB Haha, well spoken! 💜 4d
LeahBergen 😆 Oh, exactly!! 4d
Cathythoughts Excellent 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4d
youneverarrived 😂 well said 4d
readordierachel Love this review 😆😆 2d
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Dark Sacred Night | Michael Connelly
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My reading this month has pretty much come to a grinding halt. Too much work and stress and life. I‘ve been decompressing with far too much tv. This was a great continuation of the latest season of Bosch. Also my #nightoriented pick for #booked2019. And I‘m up to date on a series! 🎉🎉🎉

DivineDiana Sorry to hear that, Michele. I‘m sure it will pass. Do what you need to do to take care of you. Give Pickles a big hug! ❤️ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sending hugs or lots of 🍷 to you! We‘re watching the new Bosch season too. I‘d like to read the books, but don‘t want to start another series I‘ll never be up to date on! 😜 1w
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you ladies. I know it will pass. Just so much going on and this weather has put me in a miserable funk. Taking a much needed mental health day on Friday. 🎉 1w
TrishB Sending hugs ❤️ and wine 🍷 and Doggo 🐶 licks 1w
Cinfhen Sorry you‘re feeling bleh!!! My mom just returned from Florida and she said the weather in Philly has been 💩💩Nice pick for #Booked 2019 ‼️ 1w
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On this Saturday, may you all be as comfortable and majestic as my dog. 😂 #DogsofLitsy

AmyG Awww 💕 2w
TrishB 🐶❤️ 2w
Caterina Aww I love this! 🥰❤️ 2w
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VioletBramble Adorable. 2w
JanuarieTimewalker13 So cute and so happy🐾❤️ 2w
batsy ❤️❤️ 2w
Leftcoastzen Oh so cute! 2w
Erofan 🐶❤ 2w
LeahBergen 💕💕💕💕 2w
DivineDiana A perfect wish! 💗 1w
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Cassandra at the Wedding | Dorothy Baker
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I‘ve finished the first section. I‘m going to need to break this up with something a little “lighter” as this is uncomfortable, in a good way. #NYRBBookClub

BarbaraBB I couldn‘t stop myself after the first part. I so much wanted to see Judith‘s pov! 2w
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraBB I do too but I want to ensure I have a good chunk of uninterrupted time to devote to it. 2w
BarbaraBB Something to look forward to. I definitely was in need of something light too when I finished it! 💕 (edited) 2w
vivastory I couldn't read this during the week. I had to wait until I was wide awake & could dedicate time to it. I hope you love it! It's funny that the 2 NYRB books we've been talking about a lot recently both have twins. This & The Other! 1w
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I‘m still enjoying Griffiths‘ Ruth Galloway series but have been chomping at the bit to read this one. It is deliciously creepy and bookish and set in and around a school. Pushed all of my buttons. My only regret is that I didn‘t save it for Halloween because it is PERFECT for that time of year. 4🌟

batsy I really enjoyed this one, as well! Spooky and Gothic-y 😁 2w
JamieArc I had that same regret! I was also finishing The Woman in White as I read this, so all the Wilkie Collins references were fun. 2w
Ashley_Nicoletto I just got this as a kindle daily deal Saturday. 2w
teainthelibrary Added this to my TBR.. I‘m loving the cover! 2w
LeahBergen Oh, this sounds good 👍🏻 2w
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“Shell, I haven‘t been on Litsy in weeks, Shell. I‘m going through withdrawal.”

#DogsofLitsy

saresmoore Us, too, Pickles! 😩♥️♥️♥️ 2w
LeahBergen We‘ve missed you, too! 😘😘 2w
BookishMarginalia 👋🏼👋🏼👋🏼 Hello! 2w
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SW-T That face! 🧡🧡🧡 2w
JacqMac 💕 (edited) 2w
readordierachel Hi, Pickles! 2w
Reggie Hi, Pickles!!! 2w
Leftcoastzen Cute , cute Pickles!👋 2w
Megabooks Her eyes are gorgeous!! 😍😍 2d
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The Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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I can read books about serial killers with dozens of victims but as soon as an author kills an animal, I‘m inconsolable.

Crazeedi I just read book 2 of the ruth Galloway series! I haven't read this one yet. 2w
DivineDiana Yes, animals are not expendable. 😢 2w
JenReadsAlot Agreed. 2w
TrishB Same! 2w
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Just spectacular. This is a marvelously written book. All the stars.

Ashley_Nicoletto Nothing makes me want to read a book more than when someone marks it “all the stars” 😍 3w
DivineDiana @Ashley_Nicoletto Agree! Stacked! 3w
AmyG Oh wow! Nice tok ow since I have this book. 3w
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MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto @DivineDiana @AmyG PLEASE READ IT SO WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT! 3w
kspenmoll Just ordered from #BOTM - 3w
AmyG @MicheleinPhilly check out the #botmbuddyread as they are reading this book soon...you can join the discussions. 3w
Reviewsbylola Loved this one! Such a great debut. 3w
Cathythoughts Great review! I must have a look ... ♥️👍🏻 3w
Megabooks You‘ve convinced me! 2w
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Must finish all the soup before summer.

#BookAndLunch

RealLifeReading Yum that looks good. What kind of soup is it? 3w
RadicalReader Soup looks delicious 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto How‘s the book? I have it, but studying is destroying my reading life. 3w
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MicheleinPhilly @RealLifeReading Nothing fancy. It‘s canned Progresso chicken noodle. I‘m a cheap date. ☺️ 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I can‘t put it down. It‘s so good. 3w
Megabooks Enjoy!! Both 😊😊 3w
LeahBergen I could eat soup every day. 👍🏻 3w
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The Other | Thomas Tryon
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Of the ones I still own (I‘ve either given them away willingly or someone borrowed and “forgot” to return 🤬), this my favorite NYRB title. It scared the bejesus out of me. I have at least 20 unread titles. 😬 #nyrbbookclub

NOTE: Do NOT look at this book‘s Goodreads page as there are massive spoilers in the question section.

AmyG I love this book. I first read it as a teen and Tryon became a favorite. 3w
BookNAround I read this at our cottage when I was either a preteen or young teen. There was no electricity and we‘re totally secluded so it‘s no wonder this scared the bejesus out of me at the time. But decades and decades later, I still This is the scariest book I‘ve ever read and a major reason I don‘t read scary stuff at all anymore, ever. 3w
MicheleinPhilly @BookNAround Oh wow! It‘s kind of like what happened to me with movies. I grew up watching ALL of the stupid Freddy, Jason, Michael Meyers movies and I became so desensitized because they were so stupid. And then my parents let me see The Silence of the Lambs when I was like 14 and it TRAUMATIZED me. I had nightmares for months. It‘s still one of my favorite movies ever but it gives me the creeps to this day. 3w
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vivastory I feel much better about my pile of unread NYRB now 😄 3w
LeahBergen I‘m in the 20+ TBR club, too. 😬 3w
BarbaraBB I must read this one! 3w
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Finally got to my favorite indie today. Did some damage and feel A OK about it. 👌🏼

Mitch Snap ! I bought American Spy too today - it looks really good. Enjoy! 3w
Megabooks I want to read Supermarket! 3w
BarbaraBB My Lovely Wife is a trip! A roller coaster! 3w
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MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks It‘s the store‘s next book club pick. I‘m gonna try to be sociable in real life. 😬 3w
Megabooks Good luck! 🍀 You‘re braver than I am!! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks There is a 75% chance I will chicken out. 😉 3w
Suet624 Good for you!!!! 3w
Reviewsbylola Great haul! 3w
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The Late Show | Michael Connelly
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My Michael Connelly adoration has been pretty well documented here. I love Harry Bosch but he is getting a bit long in the tooth. This was an excellent shot of adrenaline for Connelly‘s writing and Renée Ballard fed my bad-ass lady detective hole that is left whenever I don‘t have a new Helen Grace to read. I absolutely LOVED this. 5? One thing that did bug though spoiler tagged below. ??

MicheleinPhilly Harry Bosch and let‘s face it, every other investigator in series like this, is frequently in situations where his life is at risk. It was the same here BUT it bugged me that Ballard was subjected to sexual violence. I mean for obvious reasons but also it‘s sort of like, “Really? She‘s a lady so that‘s where you had to go?” That disappointed me. 4w
MicheleinPhilly TW: Sexual assault 4w
TrishB Agree. Too simple. 4w
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I‘m really looking forward to Dark Sacred Night. Cause then I‘ll be caught up! It will be one of like 2 series I‘m caught up on. 😂 3w
TrishB 😂😂 3w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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This is a crackling debut. Starts out in the manner of short stories and begins linking them in part 2. I would have liked to spend more time with each character BEFORE they started linking but that‘s a fairly minor quibble. I can‘t wait to see what Tommy Orange does next. 4🌟 #booked2019 #indigenousauthor

britt_brooke Nice review! 4w
Theaelizabet Nice review! I felt the same about this book. 4w
whatshesreadingnow I really enjoyed this one. Great review! 4w
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Leftcoastzen Loved it too! Nice review! 4w
Cinfhen Nice review!! I thought the book was a little bumpy in parts but overall I was blown away by his writing. Excited to see what he writes next 4w
Cathythoughts Loved this one too 3w
Suet624 This book was a great read. Your review is spot on. 3w
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The Late Show | Michael Connelly
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This is probably a REALLY bad idea but I‘m a glutton for punishment. #StartASeries

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Friends that buy you books as a thank you are the best friends!

Cathythoughts They are 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Megabooks Truth! 4w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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I don‘t think I have ever read anything quite like this. Queenie is a remarkable character that you will laugh with, cry with, judge, and empathize with. Also discusses mental health in a really fresh, honest way that was all too relatable.

4🌟

FeministBookClub I really loved this one too! 1mo
TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 1mo
Kalalalatja If I hadn‘t stacked this from your last post, I would do it now! 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Would this be good for a book club discussion? @TheBookHippie (edited) 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheBookHippie Absolutely! There is a lot to unpack in this one. You think it is going to be a piece of “chick lit” but it has so much depth. 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @MicheleinPhilly awesome!! Thank you!! 1mo
Megabooks Sold!! 4w
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Queenie | Candice Carty-Williams
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Weekending.

“Bridget Jones‘s Diary meets Americanah”???

#yesplease

saresmoore Ooh! I‘m intrigued. 1mo
Kalalalatja Now that‘s a blurb! 1mo
Suet624 Really? Well that sounds interesting! 3w
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So a few months ago I had posted an SOS for my friend‘s dog that had gotten loose in Brooklyn. The story had a happy ending as 2 NYPD officers tracked her for 2 hours before snagging her. This week, Carrie (my friend) and Bella randomly ran into 1 of the officers that rescued her. On this Easter/Passover weekend, I thought it would be nice to share some goodness and light. ❤️

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜 1mo
Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Leftcoastzen Nice ! So glad !❤️ 1mo
Suet624 💕💕💕💕 1mo
wanderinglynn So happy! ❤️🐶 1mo
Cathythoughts How lovely!! I remember your post ! Happy Holliday weekend ♥️👍🏻 1mo
TNbookworm 💕 1mo
readordierachel How great 💕 1mo
Redwritinghood Wonderful! 💕💕 1mo
Tamra Sweet ending! 1mo
LeahBergen Awww! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
TrishB Lovely 💕💕 1mo
Megabooks 😊😊💛💛💙💙 So happy for kind people! 4w
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Two Kinds of Truth | Michael Connelly
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Heard the new season that dropped today is based on this so I‘m going to speed read, then couch potato.

intothehallofbooks YES!!!! 🙌🏻 1mo
TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 1mo
TrishB I‘ve never watched the series though! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB It‘s really very good. Titus Welliver as Bosch is 👌🏼. 1mo
TrishB I‘ve seen him and he‘s definitely Bosch! 1mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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This was a “low and slow” book for me. I didn‘t consume it in great, greedy gulps, I savored it and let it simmer. It has all of the classic hallmarks of a Kingsolver novel - science, nature, politics, humanism, family. It was like a big comforting bowl of soup.

4🌟

TrishB I shall look forward to it 😁 1mo
Cathythoughts I have this on the shelf... sounds really good ♥️👍🏻 1mo
8little_paws Yeah I really liked this too! A solid 4. 1mo
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It has been a #bookmail bonanza! Thanks Carrie!

Mdargusch That cover and the photo!💛 I have yet to read this one. 1mo
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Cape May: A Novel | Chip Cheek
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Every Monday should be #bookmail Monday!

🎉🎉🎉🎉

Ashley_Nicoletto On Mondays we should get to stay home and read. 1mo
diovival @Ashley_Nicoletto I like the sound of that 1mo
ruskigurl16 @MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto sounds great to both, please!! 😊🎉👍 1mo
Reviewsbylola The synopsis for this looks very promising!! 1mo
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I loved every single subversive word. 5🌟

Ashley_Nicoletto This was just such a weird little delight. 1mo
Megabooks Same!! 1mo
RebL This is loaded for me rn. Going to finish current read & get on it. 1mo
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Cinfhen Hell yeahs!!!!! 1mo
HardcoverHearts One sitting read and it was great! 1mo
BarbaraBB Same 💜 1mo
batsy Yes! 1mo
Reviewsbylola I‘ve heard such good things. 1mo
Mdargusch Oooh 5 stars! I still need to read this! Or am I too old. 👵🏻 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch 🤔I definitely wouldn‘t say there is an age limit but I think you have to appreciate DARK humor. Like Dexter level dark humor. 1mo
Mdargusch I love dark humor! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch Go for it! It‘s a quick read. 1mo
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Living History | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Spent the evening with Bills and Hills. ☺️

JenReadsAlot Awesome! 1mo
britt_brooke 😱👏🏻 1mo
sprainedbrain Jealous! ❤️ 1mo
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Leftcoastzen That‘s cool! 1mo
LeahBergen Cool! 1mo
Cinfhen No way!!! So cool!!!!! 1mo
Cinfhen Who was the moderator??? 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Nnamdi Asomugha aka Mr. Kerry Washington. 1mo
Cinfhen Ahhhh, Mr. Kerry Washington 😉😊 1mo
Mdargusch Wow! So cool! 1mo
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This is NOT your typical Chelsea Handler book. It is an incredibly raw and moving account of how Chelsea used therapy to work through her grief. Primarily over the loss of her brother when she was 9 but also her mother, her father, her dogs, and the 2016 election. It is still suffused with her trademark humor but it will hit you in the feels. 4🌟 and a whole box of Kleenex.

Cinfhen Wow!!! Wasn‘t expecting a serious side to Chelsea😳I always go to her for guaranteed laughs...not sure I‘m ready for #ChelseaAndKleenex 1mo
Soubhiville It sounds good! Nice review too! 1mo
Megabooks Agree with @Cinfhen , but you have me intrigued! Great review! 1mo
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Reviewsbylola Shit how did I not even know her brother died when she was 9?! 1mo
britt_brooke Nice review! I listened to the audiobook today. 💚 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola I knew he died but I knew nothing about the circumstances or how old she was. It was a heartbreaker for sure. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Soubhiville @Megabooks @britt_brooke Thanks all! I can‘t imagine how much emotion she had to suppress in order to get through the reading @britt_brooke 1mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly She narrated through years a few times. Made me cry. This book really surprised me. I loved it! 1mo
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Thanks so much Holly! #bookmail

bookish_wookish I just entered to this one from book riot!! 🤞🏼 1mo
Hooked_on_books You‘re welcome! I‘m glad it got there so fast. 👍🏼 1mo
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This. All of this.

Crazeedi Truth! 💞 1mo
TrishB Yep. Or just give you a quick kick up the back side... 1mo
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batsy True ❤️❤️ 1mo
readordierachel Yes 💕 1mo
whatshesreadingnow So true ♥️ 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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PSA: I‘m not an audiobooks person but I just received this invitation for www.chirpbooks.com They look to have some pretty good audiobooks deals but I can‘t vouch for the quality of the books. I do like the diversity of BookBub‘s selections.

Texreader Bummer! I haven‘t received this email yet even though I‘m active on Bookbub and I enjoy audiobooks too. Maybe I‘ll still get one. 1mo
baes I will have to check it out! I wish these new audio companies synced with my Kindle - that‘s my only complaint. Because of that I stick to Audible. 1mo
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#AnglophileApril #ShesSoCold

I mean, I assume she is. It‘s not like I‘ve read this or anything. #ShockingNotShocking

Cinfhen Wait??? What month was this from?? What year??? I have zero recollection of ever seeing this title from #BOTM!!! (edited) 1mo
MicheleinPhilly According to my original post, it was 9 months ago. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Reviewsbylola Lmao I had the same reaction! @Cinfhen sounds like it was a pick right after I quit BOTM for the first time. 😆 1mo
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Cinfhen I swear @Reviewsbylola I have no memory of that title!!! 🤪 1mo
Mdargusch I don‘t remember that BOTM choice either 🤷🏼‍♀️ 1mo
emilyhaldi Lololol you must have pulled this nonexistent botm book out of thin air 🌬 1mo
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The Wrong Side of Goodbye | Michael Connelly
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These books are also guaranteed slump busters. Although I really would like Mr. Connelly to stop mentioning Poquito Más in every single book. ??

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My latest book purchase. I‘ve been feeling mildly “slumpy” this week and needed a pick-me-up. I know her brand of humor is not everyone‘s cup of tea but I have a thing for #badgirls. 😉 #anglophileapril

cathysaid I ❤️ her. Saw her live. Loved her tv show. 1mo
Leftcoastzen She can be out there , but her books make me Lol! 1mo
Suet624 I‘m feeling a bit slumpy too. 🤨 1mo
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MicheleinPhilly @cathysaid I‘m bummed she‘s not on tv regularly anymore. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Leftcoastzen I‘ve loved all of them. 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Suet624 It‘s weird. It‘s only been since Sunday that I haven‘t really felt like reading but of course that feels like a month. Also it‘s the first time so far this year which is a HUGE improvement over last year. And the year before. And the year before. ☺️ 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory Pretty sure My Horizontal Life was the first e-book I ever purchased. 1mo
Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly Yes, I think mine started on Saturday. And it feels like forever. Partly it‘s because I‘m still stuck in the last book I read. It was non-fiction about a year spent with nomads in Africa and I‘m wondering how they are. 1mo
Mdargusch Love the cover! 1mo
Mdargusch Nonfiction always gets me out of my slump. Especially true crime! 1mo
Reviewsbylola The ultimate bad girl! I didn‘t realize she had a new book coming out! 🙌🏻 1mo
emilyhaldi The Dargusch family LOVES chelsea!!! 🙌🏻 1mo
Cinfhen I love Chelsea! Especially on audio 💕🎧sorry about the slump, but Chelsea should be the perfect fix👍🏻 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi This book is making me sob. Like big, hiccuping sobs. It is SOOOO different than her previous books. It is heartbreaking. 😭 1mo
emilyhaldi Really?!?! I didn't know she had a more sentimental book! Crazy. Will definitely pick it up 1mo
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Books & Authors | Robert Lynd
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Some really GREAT authors coming to the Free Library of Philadelphia this season.

Leftcoastzen That is a great line up! 1mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Lazy Sunday.

mreads ❤🐕❤ my guy looks the same 😀 1mo
CityOfAngelsNeverSleeps Soooo like my cats🤣🤣🤣 1mo
TrishB Have this on the pile! Look forward to seeing what you think 😁 1mo
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SUPER SALE ALERT! There are some really good deals today on recent NF titles. #KindleDailyDeals #KindleDealAlert

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GOOD MORNING LITSY! #DogsOfLitsy

ju.ca.no 💜💜💜 2mo
TrishB Hi Pickles 🐶❤️ 2mo
Crazeedi Hi there cute puppy dog!!!🐶❣ 2mo
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Kalalalatja That face! 😍 2mo
CoffeeNBooks What an adorable pup!! 🐶 2mo
Nute Good morning! Such an adorably cute face!🐶❤️ 2mo
Simona Good morning❣️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I had to turn my phone upside down to have a good look at that face! 😄 🐶 💙 (edited) 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Cute!! 😂❤️ 2mo
LauraBrook Good morning, sweet girl! 🥰 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Oh hey picklessss! 😍 2mo
batsy Well helllllooooo 😍😍 2mo
saresmoore “Er lurve mer ner courch!” 2mo
mreads ❤🐕❤ cutie 2mo
Cathythoughts 😍😍😍 2mo
LeahBergen *smooch* 2mo
Reggie Pickles!!!! 2mo
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I can probably do every single day of this photo challenge with books I own but haven‘t read. ☺️

We went to Australia in 2009. I absolutely LOVED it and would love to visit again but alas, it‘s #sofaraway. I think it probably was a once in a lifetime trip. #anglophileapril

Cinfhen Hahahahaha!!! Too funny #BooksIOwnButHaveNotRead DAY5 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen I could do an entire YEAR of that challenge! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Hahaha that‘s a good personal challenge. I bet I could do the same. 🤣 2mo
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Mdargusch Omg me too! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
TrishB I‘m in for that challenge! 😁 2mo
LeahBergen Oh, I‘m up for that challenge. Easy-peasy. 😆😆 2mo
CarolynM No problem, in fact I do it a lot of the time anyway😂 2mo
emilyhaldi Ha, I could swing that EASILY!! Ps. Would love to go to Australia but soooooo far away 😫 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @emilyhaldi It was such a great trip but that flight was TERRIBLE. I almost lost my mind. 1mo
emilyhaldi I think I need to wait for the day that I make it big and can afford first class 😆 otherwise I would have to be heavily sedated 💊💊💊 1mo
Megabooks I would love to see Australia!! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly @emilyhaldi Pink was in first class on our flight and I was tempted to tell her that I love her and am also from Philly. Like she was then going to invite me to sit with her in first class. 🤪 1mo
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Oh look! Another book that has been on my shelves unread for 5+ years. Let‘s face it - I‘m an #easylover when it comes to books. #anglophileapril

vivastory What unread book has been on your shelf the longest? 2mo
vivastory Mine is a tie between Catch 22 & Tenth of December. I bought both of them 4 years ago. Although I should qualify this with the fact that I have books I put in storage 5 years ago I still haven't read 😬 2mo
Cinfhen Haha!! Maybe this was a case of Paris Syndrome 2mo
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Mdargusch Haha! 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @vivastory I‘ve had it for at least 10 years. 😬 2mo
Crazeedi Great take on the prompt! 2mo
Reviewsbylola This sounds good! I can see how it made it on your shelves. 2mo
emilyhaldi 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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#BOTM keeps trying to tempt me with free books but I still have quite the backlog. Going to a.) try to work through them and b.) see if they maintain this level of taste before I commit again. #BookAndDinner

8little_paws I've been very happy with their selections lately, particularly the expanded nonfiction. 2mo
JackOBotts Same! When they asked why I was cancelling, I said “backlog...big time” - I was tempted today, but resisted. #staystrong #mountTBR 2mo
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The Walls Around Us | Nova Ren Suma
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I bought this 2 or 3 years ago simply because I loved the cover. I‘ve been doing pretty well with tackling Mount TBR so maybe this is finally its year.

#anglophileapril #wonderwall

Mdargusch I would buy this for the cover too! ❤️💙 2mo
Reviewsbylola The amount of books I‘ve bought for the cover alone is staggering. 😆 2mo
Cinfhen I REMEMBER loving this cover too!! But i can‘t remember ANYTHING about the book. It‘s a beauty 2mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola I have an entire shelf of NYRBs that I pretty much bought for the covers alone. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Apparently it‘s YA. 🤷🏻‍♀️ It must have been a “buy with 1-click” super sale situation. 2mo
Cinfhen MUST HAVE BEEN 😂😂😂😂 2mo
Bookish_B I've had this on my shelf for ages too! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Yup I have a NYRB collection too, as does @emilyhaldi 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
Reggie I really liked this book up until the ending. 2mo
emilyhaldi Woohoo!!! This year COULD be the year!! 👏🏻 2mo
Megabooks I liked this book. I figured out the twist because I‘m a veterinarian, but I read it twice and really enjoyed it. 1mo
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Creature Comforts | Trisha Ashley
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Behold my new reading throne. I can not wait to build a book fort next to it.

Solidifying my status as a full on couch panini.

🙌🏼

ju.ca.no Looks great😍 2mo
saresmoore Oh, the cozy comfort! And enough room for Pickles, too! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @saresmoore She has been so confused the past few days because we gave our furniture away this weekend. 2mo
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TrishB Amazing 💕 2mo
AlaMich That‘s a neat sled on your wall...does it have a story? 2mo
TheLibrarian Looks comfy and roomy! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Ooooo 😍 (I notice Pickles sitting on one of the back cushions. One of my dogs does that, too. Drives me nuts, as she‘s forever knocking the pillows on the floor. 🙄) 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Hooked_on_books Our old couch cushions were permanently depressed. I‘m going to have to rotate them frequently. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @AlaMich Nope! My wife just spotted it in an antiques store and liked it. 2mo
DGRachel Ooh, that looks like heaven! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Looks great! 2mo
Eggs Lovely-like the sled 🛷 on the wall!! 2mo
Tamra So comfy for reading! 2mo
Kalalalatja That looks like the most comfy couch! 2mo
Cathythoughts Luxurious for sure ♥️ 2mo
LeahBergen Perfection! 👍🏻 2mo
DivineDiana So inviting! ❤️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana We can have a mini meet-up on it! @Cinfhen 1mo
DivineDiana Sounds great! 👏🏻📚👍🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Sending my dates @MicheleinPhilly @DivineDiana that sounds fantastic and looks super comfy!!!!! 1mo
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Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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Mehso-so

This was...fine. It was a creative concept but I found it to be a little simplistic. That‘s not a knock on the fact that it‘s a YA novel - I‘ve just come to expect more complexity from Pessl. It starts out as “what happened to the boyfriend” mystery but then veers into sci-fi/fantasy territory which isn‘t my thing. I was entertained but it‘s firmly in the 2.5-2.75 🌟 range. 👇🏼

Cinfhen Helpful review! Think I‘ll pass 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks Your dog‘s face is pretty representative of how I feel about this Tuesday 😑🤷‍♀️ 2mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto I have zero idea what genre busting means. 😬🙄🤣 2mo
Skyrimir This was a hard one for me because I didn‘t really like any of the characters. The concept was really interesting though! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto Not easily categorized? Fits multiple genres? 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Erinreadsthebooks Same. She takes her facial cues from me. 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Huh. Learn something new every day. 🤣 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto That is my unscientific opinion. I‘m also the girl who had to Google “Cli-Fi” so... 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly also don‘t know what that is so I‘ll have to google it as well. 🤣🤣 2mo
LeahBergen Good morning, sweet Pickles. 😘 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Ashley_Nicoletto I thought it was something dirty. 😬 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly It does sound dirty. 🤣🤣 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Ashley_Nicoletto @MicheleinPhilly That‘s exactly what genre-busting means. 👊🏻 And, don‘t worry, lots of people were Googling cli-fi. Including me! 🤪 2mo
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If you know anything about South Philly, you know rumors and neighborhood gossip are the predominant languages spoken here. 😉

#anglophileapril #rumorhasit

mreads I just got this from the library, have you read it? 2mo
Mdargusch Ooh. Sounds intriguing. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @mreads I have not. This is one of those books that has been on my radar for ages but I always seem to forget about when I‘m book shopping. 2mo
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Cinfhen Nice one!!!! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch I‘ve seen nothing but raves for it! 2mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds about right. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Reviewsbylola Sometimes it is frightening to realize how closely some of these old biddies are paying attention to inconsequential happenings. You don‘t even have to TELL them what‘s up, they already know because they‘re on neighborhood watch. 2mo
Mdargusch 😂 I love that - neighborhood watch! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I like to think I‘m on neighborhood watch as well. 😆😆 #nosyneighbor 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola Our next door neighbor will call at all hours of the day to tell us about some mundane “development” like someone locked their bike to the telephone pole in front of our house. I‘m not entirely sure what she expects me to do with the information. 2mo
Reviewsbylola Hahahaha that‘s the kind of stuff I would tell my husband, so I guess I don‘t take it too far. 2mo
Mdargusch So funny! I want to live in your neighborhood! 2mo
emilyhaldi Fun! 2mo
gradcat Very amusing! If you know the Deep South, we speak the same language (very fluent)! However, I think I fall into the “old biddy” category, and I can assure you that I‘m more talked about than the one doing the talking—and the ones talking about me are 20 to 40 years my juniors! 😱 (edited) 2mo
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YES! I‘ve been dying to start this series. #KindleDailyDeals #KindleDeal

TrishB Not looking, not looking..... 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I need another series like I need a hole in the head. 2mo
TrishB Think there should be an official addiction ‘first in series‘ 2mo
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I absolutely love working from home but my office is a constant source of temptation. It can sometimes be hard to summon motivation when I have so many Mount TBR books #closetome. #anglophileapril

BarbaraBB Haha, good one! 2mo
Cinfhen I would never want to leave that space ☺️ 2mo
vivastory What @Cinfhen said! 2mo
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Reviewsbylola Working from home is definitely a balance that I‘m still figuring out. 😆 2mo
Kalalalatja Those shelves 😍😍 2mo
whatshesreadingnow 💗💗💗 2mo
Cathythoughts Very impressive... must take a closer look ! Exciting 2mo
Mdargusch Oooooh. So tempting! 2mo
LeahBergen Lovely! 2mo
ChasingOm Agreed!! I‘ve been working from home for six years now and it‘s recently gotten harder to resist temptation, lol. 2mo
emilyhaldi Oh man, I would never get anything done!!! 2mo
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Neverworld Wake | Marisha Pessl
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I‘ve seen a lot of mixed reviews for this but I‘m a big fan of Pessl‘s work. Based on what I‘ve heard I may use this for #Genrebusting for #booked2019.

WhatWouldJaneDo It's not my favorite of her books but I still liked it. I'll give pretty much anything by her a shot! 2mo
MicheleinPhilly @WhatWouldJaneDo Would you say it works as a genre buster? So far I‘m getting YA, mystery, and sci-fi vibes. 2mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @MicheleinPhilly yes, it has shades of all of those. The characters remind me a bit of Special Topics in Calamity Physics but there is definitely a major sci fi element added. 2mo
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The Altruists: A Novel | Andrew Ridker
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#MarchWrapUp I‘m counting 12 books read because I‘ll definitely finish The Crossing today. I‘m actually quite surprised that I didn‘t read more while we were on vacation but we were having so much fun. Easy favorite is tagged.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome reading! 📖💖 2mo
Megabooks Great list! 2mo
Reviewsbylola I loved Shrill and the Blume. 2mo
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The tax appointment was 👎🏼 so J bought me lunch and then surprised me with this. 🤗

Megabooks Awww! 🥰 2mo
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The Crossing | Michael Connelly
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When it is tax day, you buck yourself up with an old friend.

Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️♥️ 2mo
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