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MissMary
Angelas Ashes PB | Frank McCourt
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This book is a must read!! How anyone can write in a way that can have you so deeply moved with the pain and struggles of the characters and nearly simultaneously laughing, due to all the shenanigans and accounts of “Presbyterian” hair is beyond me. I‘ve never heard hair described as pertaining to a specific religion but this along with many other little treasures in this book keep it as a classic.

Caroline2 This just moved up my tbr pile! 👍🏻 7mo
MissMary 👏🏻 that‘s awesome! 7mo
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MissMary
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Please bear with me as I update all the books I‘ve read and couldn‘t post until after my college semester finished.
This book is one of my favorites, I loved reading this. The author‘s ability to make economics this interesting and tie it into crime and other aspects that I wouldn‘t otherwise have noticed in an economic perspective is nothing short of fascinating for me. I would love anyone to recommend any book similar to this.

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MissMary
Feminine Mystique | Betty Friedan
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I enjoyed this book because it really presented women‘s sexuality in an open and acceptable light in stark comparison to the prudish matronly types typically portrayed in the time the book was written. I appreciated how much easier we have it today but I can see clearly how far we‘ve yet to go. In this current administration and the resurfacing of open misogyny and women‘s reproductive rights being questioned, it as important as ever to read this.

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MissMary
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion | Robert B. Cialdini, PhD
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Mehso-so

This book was alright, I preferred the straight forward information over the sometimes excessive storytelling aspect of it. Not a bad book but it‘s clearly dated.

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MissMary
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I loved listening to this audiobook, it was very interesting and informative. I loved learning the history and hearing it narrated beautifully by Patrick Moy. I recommend this to anyone with a love of the Irish and a love of history.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I love "For Dummies" or "Idiots Guide To" books. ? 7mo
MissMary @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego yes me too! I love the information the way the present it. ☺️ 7mo
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MissMary
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Latest purchases!! Excited to dive in to these new reads from my latest Barnes and Noble trip!📚🛍
#BookHaul #Bibliophile #BookWorm #BarnesandNoble 📚📚💕

#DanteAlighieri
#YossiKleinHalevi
#JosephTelushkin
#JulianEdelman
#MaryPatKelly

Continuous Reading & Forever learning!

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MissMary
Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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A key concept frequently referenced in the book was about suffering. There was so much suffering throughout this book with each character and just when things even out they take another turn. This one just wasn‘t for me it is long and depressing and I needed a more positive book for my current frame of mind.

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MissMary
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Helpful tips and interesting thoughts on intermittent fasting. Worth a read or a listen to modify your food habits.

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MissMary
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My first one finished in the new year! Great collection of short stories, loved M-, and the last story as well, a fun read! #NewYearNewReads

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MissMary
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This book was so beautiful I cried near the end; a beautiful story.. (the part where they sang!! cue the tears)

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MissMary
The Christmas Hirelings | Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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This was a very sweet Christmas time story; another Audible.

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MissMary
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I absolutely loved this book!! I was glued to the storyline. -Audible Originals- This is a must for any audible fans.

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MissMary
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Gary John Bishop‘s book is a great wake-up call to remind yourself to do what you‘re supposed to, stop making plans that you don‘t keep. The message is to stop wasting time and get on with it already. Act your plans, change your habits, do what it is that you want, stop beating around the bush. Perfect advice as we plunge into New Years #BookLove

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MissMary
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This was a very interesting look into a horrifying time in the history of our country, very interesting nonetheless.

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MissMary
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Blue Ocean Shift is better than the original Blue Ocean Strategy book and in my opinion renders the first one unnecessary since they refresh the reader on what the concept of a blue ocean strategy is anyway. Pretty good read.

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 (edited) 13mo
MissMary @Eggs Thank you! ☺️ 13mo
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MissMary
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Blue ocean strategy was repeated so many times throughout this text. After it‘s been introduced and explained and touched back on a few times enough is enough, we get it do something different that others don‘t. That‘s the entire premise for this book. #So-So #OnTotheNext

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MissMary
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A great book to remind you to take charge of your life by managing your time through prioritization and eliminating waste, either wasteful time, processes, or habits from the day. The book expands on this and other relates concepts of essentialism geared towards helping you maximize your time and resources. #EssentialReading #Essentialism #Litsy

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 13mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 13mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!📚 13mo
RaimeyGallant I love this concept. 13mo
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MissMary
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Great ideas, advice and principles presented in a straight forward way, I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for a better way to create a strong team dynamic.

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MissMary
The 48 Laws Of Power | Robert Greene
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I think this might have been a book for me to sit and read through instead of listening to as an audiobook. The storyline and examples given for each law were interesting but to fully absorb it I should‘ve read it.

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MissMary
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This audiobook was exactly what I needed to hear to help me reshape my thinking and approach especially in my Calculus class.

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MissMary
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I love the writing in this book! Michalowicz creates a fun personal dialogue with the reader, it‘s like he‘s speaking to you directly. A great read with valuable insights on business and ideas on how or where they can be used. Good use of humor as well, very enjoyable.

RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy from me too! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio.
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MissMary @RaimeyGallant thank you so much! I‘ll definitely check that out now. 14mo
RaimeyGallant I hope you find it helpful! :) 14mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 😊 14mo
MissMary @Eggs Thank you! ☺️ 14mo
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MissMary
Smarter Faster Better | Charles Duhigg
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I preferred The Power of Habit, this book was not memorable for me. Read The Power of Habit instead.

eddy1133 Mmm.i actually thought this book had better examples of how habits work and how to create new ones that will build on the last ones l, hence creating a positive feedback loop.I was already fairly informed on habit research studies, maybe that is the reason I found power of habit rather rudimentary.After reading dozens of books on neuroscience and human behavior I guess I should get used to rereading about the same studies i diffeelrent books... 1w
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MissMary
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An interesting look at how we can properly utilize the obstacles thrown in our way and use them to spring forward into our goals.

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MissMary
Mehso-so

A lot of the information is self-explanatory. The problem is that we often know what to do and fail to act on it. Provides great insights on how women and girls can be each others cheerleaders or well-wishers. A great look at the gender biases as we view others and ourselves.

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MissMary
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Consistently champions the idea of going “all-in” for everything you do or want to do. Success is mandatory, it is not an option!

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MissMary
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Perfect for people looking to balance their lives and strive at work. The idea of “having it all”, is myth-busted with facts, statistics and personal examples. A great read for all, also a lot of focus on parenthood struggles among professionals.

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MissMary
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I loved this insight into some aspects of Elon Musk and especially the companies for which he is known. There is a significant focus on PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX. A must read for any Elon fans.

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MissMary
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I liked thos book; great for any horse lover or person with any interest in horse racing. It was interesting to hear about the trainers and owners processes.

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MissMary
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This book gave me a great perspective on different methods of marketing. A great read for any marketing student or anyone generally interested in marketing.

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MissMary
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I really enjoyed this book as a way to keep my mind focused on positivity.

BarbaraTheBibliophage One of my all-time favorite “self-help” books! Welcome to Litsy! If you haven‘t found them already, these two folks are big non-fiction readers (since it looks like you are also). @Megabooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa (edited) 14mo
Megabooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage Hi @MissMary 👋🏻👋🏻 Welcome to Litsy! Thanks for the tag, Barbara. I do read a lot of nonfiction. I just picked up a Zadie Smith essay collection this morning. Another couple of places to check out are @LitsyHappenings and @LitsyWelcomeWagon #litsywelcomewagon I hope you love it here! 14mo
MissMary @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Megabooks Hi, thank you so much I will definitely follow those readers as well as the Litsy Happenings and Welcome Wagon! 14mo
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MissMary
Bailedbailed

While this book had what seemed like a very interesting topic, the writing was far too dry for me and mostly I was trudging along reading it. A few points of interest would emerge here and there but mostly this book couldn‘t live up to it‘s book cover attraction or the initial fun and sometimes sarcastic wording.

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MissMary
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The subject matter is very interesting but I felt some dry points that I had to push past. This is possibly because I was reading this during the college semester amidst exams and assignments instead of on a break. However, lot‘s of great examples and pop-cultural references given along with an interesting look at what makes a trend stick or a what makes a virus spread, plus many other examples and analogies in between. I‘m glad I read this book.

eddy1133 You might be right.He does not rush the point in any of his books, but his prosenis so smooth you won't eve notice.I have read 4 of his books, but I have read many negative reviews about his latest "Talking to Strangers". 1w
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MissMary
Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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An interesting but harrowing sci-fi thriller. An entertaining book that had me on edge for the whole read.

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MissMary
Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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This book I would say lives up to it‘s Mystery-Thriller genre. It actually really creeped me out (the storyline) but it‘s suppose to so the writing is great for it. I read this book within 24 hrs because I couldn‘t fall asleep until I knew what happened. Worth the read.

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MissMary
Mehso-so

While this isn‘t my usual genre, I was curious to follow along. The book is decent, I think it just wasn‘t my preferred type. Some parts were predictable as many books tend to be, but the ending felt a little lackluster. All-in-all, if the preview on the book appeals to you check it out.

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MissMary
Mehso-so

This book offered insight into developing your presentation, staying concise, and staying in your lane. I recommend this to anyone looking to improve their presentations and public speaking skills.

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MissMary
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The Power of Habit offered a very interesting way to look a the way we do everything from daily routines to various habits and how to re-wire our minds. Offering vivid examples of people and their routines, habits, and even how our habits can be conditioned through our senses. Listen for the guy on his walks, his story was most interesting for me.

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MissMary
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Love this book!! I feel like there was so much valuable information that I would want to re-read it to really make the principles stick. I will definitely be re-reading this book soon and then I‘m sure again years from now.

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MissMary
Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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Book was great; felt like I could envision the characters and their daily NYC dramas

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MissMary
The House of Mirth | Edith Wharton
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I loved this book. Very interesting, although at times unfortunate, view of the circumstances of women of the higher classes during the nineteenth century.

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MissMary
McTeague | Frank Norris
Mehso-so

A great book, but a bit gruesome for my own leisurely enjoyment.

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MissMary
Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Really powerful poems telling stories that can be really hard to hear about the experience of abuse, womanhood, love, life. A great book.

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MissMary
Panpan

I read this because I heard it was a must read but it wasn't enjoyable at all for me.

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MissMary
Mehso-so

This book was alright, though it ran on a little much for my own preference, still a good read.

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MissMary
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This book was really interesting, an important read.

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MissMary
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I love the insight in this book as well as the optimism. A really great read, I recommend this for everyone but especially students, teachers, parents, and anyone who is seeking to learn and grow.

eddy1133 One of my favorite all-time!:) 1w
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MissMary
The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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This book was enjoyable although more in the beginning and middle for me than the way it finished, though not a bad read.

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MissMary
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I enjoyed this book very much, I was hooked on it and finished in a day. It was very interesting to get a glimpse inside one of the most influential families of old New York.

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MissMary
The Girls: A Novel | Emma Cline
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This was interesting and rather sobering but interesting nonetheless.

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MissMary
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I love this book. I felt like I was in there experiencing it as opposed to just reading it. I really felt this book brought me through the experiences of the protagonist. This was a great read!