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MissSarahLou

MissSarahLou

Joined May 2016

Lover of 📚, 🐶, & 🍕
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Untitled | Unknown
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If you live in the DFW area make sure to check out the Half Price Books clearance sale going on all weekend in Arlington!

Cinfhen FUN 3y
Reagan Jealous! 3y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I‘m just going to leave this right here...

JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 3y
Chelsea.Poole @Clare-Dragonfly 😊 3y
Clare-Dragonfly @Chelsea.Poole Thank you! 😄 3y
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Inspection | Josh Malerman
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Mehso-so

A group of boys are raised without ever having seen or met a female to prove that the opposite sex is a distraction and hinders their potential for academic greatness. I had a huge issue with this idea because the possibility of homosexuality is never addressed. Out of the 26 boys, odds are that at least a few of them would be gay! If you can get past that, it is a unique idea and ends up being quite scary.

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There are tons of things that can be used as a bookmark, but sometimes I just get a little help from my friend!

JoScho That face!!!! 3y
mcipher 😆❤️ 3y
Texreader Getting the side eye! 3y
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Soubhiville Japanese Chin? Adorable, I love the Hawaiian shirt! 3y
Soubhiville Or maybe it‘s just flowery, but still cute! 3y
MissSarahLou @Soubhiville Yes, she is a Japanese Chin! People rarely guess her breed correctly! We call this her "summer" shirt. She does have a proper Hawaiian shirt as well. ? Thanks! 3y
MissSarahLou @Texreader She has mastered the art of the side eye! 🤣 3y
Soubhiville I‘m a groomer 😊. She‘s very pretty, and I‘m sure very sweet! 3y
MissSarahLou @Soubhiville Thank you! What a fun profession! Please don't mind her crazy hair. She is due for a trim. She is sweet, most of the time! 😆 3y
Soubhiville I actually prefer them in their natural coat, except for a little toe trim 🐶 3y
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A People's Guide to Los Angeles | Laura Pulido, Laura Barraclough, Wendy Cheng
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I finally made it to one of my top bookish bucket list places, The Last Bookstore! It is amazing! Not only is it beautiful, but their selection of new and used books is fantastic! Everyone must go when in LA.

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Startup: A Novel | Doree Shafrir
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It has been a rainy day, but I have a fresh stack of books from the library. What should I read first?

Rachel.Rencher I really liked Good as Gone, and I've had the Carrie Fisher one on my TBR for a while! 4y
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Lonely Planet Guatemala | Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen, Daniel C Schechter
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We finally made it home. It is nice to be back in our own space, but I am already missing all of the beauty, adventures, and relaxation of Guatemala. I didn't spend as much time reading as I would have liked to, but I was able to further explore one of my favorite places on Earth. I have all the time for books now that I am back home, anyway. Happy reading to all in this new year. ❤️

ChasingOm Is this Antigua? I love Guatemala too! 4y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
MissSarahLou @ChasingOm It is! 🇬🇹💕 4y
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Afternoon reading at our vacation home. I couldn't pick a more peaceful spot.

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Lonely Planet Guatemala | Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen, Daniel C Schechter
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Books with a view.

Reviewsbylola 😍😍 4y
Merethebookgal Amazing! 4y
Texreader Gorgeous!!! 4y
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BooksForEmpathy Wow! Where is this!? 4y
BooksForEmpathy Whoops, didn‘t read close enough. But where in Guatemala!? So gorgeous. 4y
MissSarahLou @BooksForEmpathy this was at Hobbitenango in the mountains above Antigua, Guatemala. 4y
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Lonely Planet Guatemala | Lonely Planet, Lucas Vidgen, Daniel C Schechter
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A tiny reading corner for one.

SamanthaMarie Love it!! 😍🙌🏻 4y
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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A fresh cup of Guatemalan coffee and a book make the perfect start to my day! ☕️

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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Vacation starts now! 🛫

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Good Behavior | Blake Crouch
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About a year ago a friend recommended TNT's Good Behavior to me. I couldn't get enough! It is so good! It wasn't until I was almost done catching up on the show that I realized it was based on a book of short stories by Blake Crouch. I usually hate reading the book after watching an adaptation, but in this case I think it made me love the book even more. The final story had me audibly gasping in surprise!

JoScho That face! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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I just learned that Kevin Kwan, author of Crazy Rich Asians, is not only an alumni of my husband's high school, but he also earned his BA at my alma mater! It is really exciting to find out I have walked the same small halls as an author whose work I have really enjoyed!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cool!!! I really liked this book!! 4y
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I visited the newest food hall in my city, and the main attraction, in my opinion, is the book themed bar with bookish themed drinks. I hope you are all having an amazing start to your weekend! 🥂

Joanne1 Very cool. 4y
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One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote | Bonnie Worth, Katherine Ross
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Today is the day! If you haven't done so already, get out there and vote! 🇺🇸

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻🇺🇸 4y
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 4y
Redwritinghood 👍🏻👍🏻 4y
Soubhiville I have his sign on my lawn! 4y
MissSarahLou @Soubhiville Awesome! He has given so many Texans so much hope. I will be glued to the TV tonight to see if he can pull it off! 🤞🏼 4y
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Baby Teeth | Zoje Stage
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Mehso-so

Creepy kids. One more reason not to have children of my own. 😬 Maybe it is just me, but the chapters told from the daughter's POV didn't sound like a child. There would be the occasional phrase that would sound child-like, but otherwise the language and knowledge content were unrealistic for a young child who has had little contact with people outside of her home. Otherwise I liked it, but it was hard for me to get past the inconsistencies.

Burghbookaddict I just started to think of her as more of a demon spawn than a little girl 4y
MissSarahLou @BurghBookAddict That is probably a much easier way to go about reading it. I think I was trying to make sense of a storyline that really didn't totally make sense. 4y
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🤖 Giant robots, mysterious dreams, and the social media obsessed come together in this absolutely fun story from the lesser known Green brother. I am here for it, and I look forward to whatever Hank Green does next!

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I have been so excited for this adaptation, and I must say, I am not disappointed. I wasn't sure about Penn Badgley playing the role of Joe (he will always be Dan from Gossip Girl to me), but it actually suits him really well. I can't wait to see the rest of the season. Are YOU watching? 👀

akckitty Heck yeah I am!! I‘m so excited 😬 4y
Jinjer Yes! He is perfect in the role! 4y
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A rainy evening with Margaret Atwood. I'm not complaining. 🌧

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Shopgirl: A Novella | Steve Martin
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A good book and cold beer from a local taproom... What more do I need? Cheers to the weekend, Litsy friends! 🍻

Louise His novels are so clever! I particularly enjoyed (edited) 4y
MissSarahLou @Louise This is my first of his books, and I am really enjoying it! I also own Born Standing Up, but haven't gotten to it yet. I will definitely look into your recommendation! Thanks! 4y
Louise His novel about the N.Y. art world is also very good. 4y
Louise I haven‘t read Born Standing Up. It would be very interesting to read about his formative years. 4y
MissSarahLou @Louise Now that you mention it, I believe I have An Object of Beauty, but I haven't read it either. I am looking forward to it! 4y
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Fodor's Boston | Fodor's Travel Guides
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Another bookstore stop in Boston's North End, right across the street from Paul Revere's house.

Ddzmini 😍📚📖 4y
mrozzz Ooooooh!!!😃 4y
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Fodor's Boston | Fodor's Travel Guides
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Great book hunting at Brattle Book Shop in Boston, MA.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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King proving he still hates Kubrick's version of The Shining. 😂

pgh.femme Amusingly, it‘s also a swipe at himself since he is far from a “young artist”. 😀 4y
MissSarahLou @pgh.femme Great point! 4y
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1) I would definitely choose Manhattan Beach and The Heart's Invisible Furies. 2) Trail mix or dark chocolate are some of my go to reading snacks. #65Kgiveaway Thanks, @Eggs for the giveaway, and congratulations on your recent achievement!

RadicalReader @MissSarahLou love both trail mix and dark chocolate. I can‘t believe how divine dark chocolate is I recently tried a dark chocolate bar made with sea salt heavenly!!! 4y
MissSarahLou @RadicalReader Dark chocolate is my favorite, and you are right, it tastes great when paired with a little sea salt. 4y
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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Two of my faves: Atwood and my pup.

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The Sense of an Ending | Julian Barnes
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Where do you read? My answer: anywhere and everywhere, including the carwash. 🚘

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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Saturday morning vibes. ☕️

RadicalReader @MissSarahLou absolutely adorable salt rock I have the same one 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 4y
MissSarahLou @RadicalReader aren't they the best? My sister gave it to me for Christmas, and I am loving it! 4y
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I just moved and have less shelving for books in our new place, so my little helper and I distributed a bag of books to a few Little Free Libraries this morning. It was nice to see that they were all pretty full, but I was able to fit several in each. It feels good to know that others will get to enjoy some of the books I had to let go.

Redwritinghood Cute dog! 😍😍🐶🐶 4y
TheLibrarian Cute pup! 4y
kgriffith What a lovely way to share your treasured books 💜 4y
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RadicalReader @MissSarahLou I love your dog so precious!! Japanese Chin? 4y
MissSarahLou @RadicalReader Thank you, and yes, she is a Japanese Chin! Most people aren't familiar with her breed, so kudos! 🤗 4y
RadicalReader @MissSarahLou thanks I recognize the breed from the children‘s tv show Sagwa the Chinese Siamese Cat lol and seen one in a pet store so cute watching it run and play and be absolutely adorable 4y
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It | Stephen King
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My husband and I are finally getting around to watching the new It. It is already creepier than I expected! 🤡

Clwojick NOPE. We watched it a few weeks ago, and this scene had me going all kinds of Nope. 5y
Soubhiville YES! I‘m a huge Tim Curry fan, and so the original remains my fave, but this was great and pretty scary! 5y
MissSarahLou @Soubhiville I agree! I am a fan of the original, but I thought this remake was really well done! 5y
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Saturday mornings are for books and donuts! 🍩

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I haven't posted here on Litsy in a while, but I have to let everyone know how amazing The Hate U Give is! I am sure you have seen all of the wonderful reviews already, but this book really lives up to the hype. It is sweet, funny, heartbreaking, and most importantly, totally relevant. I honestly cannot say enough good things about it! There isn't a single person I wouldn't recommend it to! Bravo Angie Thomas! Justice for Khalil!

JoScho I am about halfway through and I couldn‘t agree more! ❤️ 5y
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Modern Romance explores many aspects of dating in our technologically advanced age. I started dating my husband before the release of the iPhone and the many dating apps that have come along with it, so I never personally had to deal with many of the issues covered in this book. However, I still found it relatable. Regardless of your current dating situation, this is a really interesting book. Plus, Ansari is hilarious!

RealLifeReading Such a fun audiobook! 5y
alvingregorio Me too! I thought this was going to be a humorous book, but got some good info. The More You Know 🌠 5y
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I finished this audiobook while I cooked dinner tonight. Audiobooks make cooking seem much less tedious. 🍚🥒

jpmcwisemorgan I like to listen to audiobooks when I fold laundry! 5y
MissSarahLou @jpmcwisemorgan Good idea! Audiobooks make all chores a little bit easier! 5y
RadicalReader @MissSarahLou delicious dinner!! What did you make? 4y
MissSarahLou @RadicalReader Thank you! This is Korean Beef Bowls. It is one of my easy go-to meals. I found the recipe on skinnytaste.com. 4y
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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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We are watching Monday Night Football and continuing House of Leaves while all snuggled up for the rest of the night.

Texreader What a cute fur baby!! 5y
MissSarahLou @Texreader Thank you! 5y
OSChamberlain My bible 🖤🖤🖤 5y
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HotMessJess Such a great read, and also the cutest puppers! 5y
MissSarahLou @OSChamberlain It is so good! Such a unique reading experience! 5y
MissSarahLou @HotMessJess Thanks! I am really enjoying reading this one. 5y
OSChamberlain @MissSarahLou I hope you‘ll read his other books too! There‘s currently a book club on Facebook that the author is hosting himself of his ongoing Familiar series. At the end of every volume, he drops by and spends the day answering our questions. It‘s so much fun!! 5y
MissSarahLou @OSChamberlain That is awesome! I will definitely be reading more by him in the future! 5y
Angitron One of my faves! It scared me!!! 5y
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I haven't listened to many audiobooks in the past year or so. I have had this one half finished for some time now, so I started it up again on a walk with my dog today. I love that Aziz narrates the audiobook!

L_auren One my favorite audiobooks! 5y
MissSarahLou @L_auren It is really good. Aziz Ansari is hilarious! 5y
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Fierce Kingdom | Gin Phillips
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This book is not without flaws, as you may have seen in other reviews, but I thought it was better than expected. I don't remember the last time my heart raced so fast while reading a book.

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Such a bittersweet book! I loved how Khong depicted the role reversals as a grown child goes from being cared for by her father to being his caregiver. It was both sad and beautiful. 🍊🍋

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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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This book had some crazy twists I didn't see coming. Towards the end there were a couple of issues I had with things that seemed a little unbelievable, but it was an enjoyable, edge of my seat read.

SilversReviews Excellent - so many twists...the ending was a huge surprise. 5y
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This was a great follow up to the first book in the series. The use of emails, journal entries, interviews, and other formats to tell the story make these books fun, fast reads. I'm looking forward to the third book in the series that will be released in May.

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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The Emmys, popcorn, and my book. My kind of night.🍿🎭

OSChamberlain Yesssssssss!!!!! HoL for the win!!!! One of the greatest books of all time. Can't wait to see what you think of it when you're done 😊 5y
MissSarahLou @OSChamberlain I am about 150 pages in, and so far it is one of the most intense and unique reads I have encountered. I am truly engrossed. 5y
OSChamberlain @MissSarahLou I truly hope you come out of it enjoying it! His next book comes out on Halloween and I can't wait to read it 😱 5y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Loved HoL - one of my all-time favorites. Freaked me way out 5y
MissSarahLou @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It is really creepy, and I get most of my reading done late at night which isn't helping. 😨 I am really enjoying it, though. 5y
SilversReviews Love popcorn!! 5y
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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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I had planned on reading this one in October, but considering it is as thick as a textbook (and has just as many footnotes) I am glad I went ahead and started it last night. Maybe I will be finished by Halloween... 🤷🏼‍♀️

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Almost as important: whatcha drinkin' there? 5y
MissSarahLou @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled It is a delicious rosé from Trader Joe's. 5y
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I had been on a streak of so-so books, and finally this gem comes along. I stayed up most of last night finishing this book. For me, it took a little while to get sucked in, but once I was there I couldn't put it down. This is one of the best books I have read this year. Don't read the blurbs. They give too much away. Go in blind. I promise you won't regret it.

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My husband is working late, so we are curling up and enjoying some quiet reading time. 📚🐶💤

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The Black Hour | Lori Rader-Day
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I almost rated this as a pick, because I had fun reading it and had trouble putting it down. However, I think there was too much that was unbelievable and/or left unexplained. I would definitely be willing to give her other books a chance though.

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Universal Harvester | John Darnielle
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The blurb for this book is quite misleading, as it only explains what is happening for about a third of the book. The story felt clunky and disjointed. The transitions between storylines came at awkward times, and sometimes made it hard to follow. I probably would have given this a pan, but Darnielle's writing was enjoyable enough that I wanted to keep reading. This one just didn't really do it for me.

shawnmooney I swear every review I've seen of this book has been a "so-so" ? 5y
Redwritinghood @shawnmooney Mine was a "pan". I felt this book went nowhere. 5y
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Another crazy Friday night... 🛁📖

Megabooks Love this book! 5y
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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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Movie night! Such a beautiful and heartbreaking adaptation. 🍫🎥😭

ClairesReads I haven't seen this yet- is it good? 5y
MissSarahLou @ClairesReads It is so good. It really lives up to the book. Most likely due to the fact that Patrick Ness wrote the screenplay. Have your tissues ready! 5y
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My current situation. Diving into a new book while my husband watches war movies.

StephBengtson Loved that book! 5y
MicheleinPhilly He looks so young! 5y
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The Age of Miracles: A Novel | Karen Thompson Walker
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I thought the writing was beautiful, but the story left me with more questions than answers. It seems like a lot should of happened, but not much actually did happen. I enjoyed reading it, but I wouldn't read it again.

HeatherBookNerd I‘m about halfway through and so far am feeling the same way. I‘m liking it alright but keep thinking it‘s going to pick up some steam. 5y
MissSarahLou @HeatherBookNerd Yeah, I felt like it had so much potential, but it never really took off for me. It isn't bad, but not great either, unfortunately. 5y
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