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Molly_the_mezzo

Joined November 2017

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The Secret Place | Tana French
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I very much liked this one. High school was awful and this captured that intense desperation for me. The detective was very likable. The bit of supernatural weirdness was odd, and for me it was never properly defined whether that was real or not, but maybe that was ok? Any A+

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Another audiobook, cause I can‘t shake this migraine. I read the first book in this series awhile back and this delivered more of the same simple pleasures. The only problem I had with it was that, having watched True Blood, there were enough things that were almost familiar but quite different to be a little confusing. Like Tara being a white boutique owner. But that‘s a minor issue.

Butterfinger I hope you feel better soon. 4d
Molly_the_mezzo @Butterfinger Thanks so much! 4d
rwmg It was those cartoon-like covers that first attracted me to the series. Much better than the TV-inspired ones. 4d
5feet.of.fury @rwmg I thought the covers were too cutesy, myself. I was familiar with the show and thought they should be edgier 🤷🏻‍♀️ so I liked the TV ones. 3d
Langston.watson05 YES MOLLY YESS QUEEENNN SLAYYYY QUEEN YASSS 3d
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Fat Fridays | Judith Keim
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1. I lost five pounds
2. Rhode Island beaches
3. That‘s Sophie‘s choice.
4. In the summer, weekends and weekdays are the same for me!
5. Will do!
#friyayintro

wanderinglynn Q1—way to go! 🙌🏻 7d
Molly_the_mezzo @wanderinglynn Thanks! I recently had a gastric bypass to treat my gastroparesis, and as a bonus I‘m losing weight! 7d
AmandaEve Yayyy to number 1!! 🥳🥳🥳 7d
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Dolly 👏👏👏👏👏👏 6d
5feet.of.fury RI beaches 🙌🏻 Beach Days in Narragansett and Aunt Carrie‘s for lobster rolls is my fave day. 6d
Molly_the_mezzo @5feet.of.fury Aunt Carrie‘s is good, but Champlin‘s is better! 6d
5feet.of.fury @Molly_the_mezzo oooh I‘ll have to look out for that place next time! 🦞 6d
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Stepsister | Jennifer Donnelly
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I tried to do this on audio, and I couldn‘t focus on the narrator‘s accent. I may try to read it as a physical book when my headache goes away.

LibrarianRyan I had to listen to this at 1.75x the speed to get through. I would never have finished if if I was reading. 1w
Molly_the_mezzo @LibrarianRyan Maybe I‘ll try that! 1w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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My first ever audiobook that I finished! I‘m not normally drawn to audiobooks but I have had a killer migraine for about five days and today it has included a pretty good aura, so I couldn‘t see to read or even watch tv. I don‘t normally do romance either, but it‘s very well written and an interesting premise. I dated someone on the autism spectrum and I can attest that it‘s difficult, though of course less melodramatic than in the book!

britt_brooke Feel better soon! I liked this one, too. 1w
MCYmermaid Ouch — I hope your ability to read print returns soon. 1w
wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 💚 1w
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Megabooks Feel better soon! 1w
mydearwatson I hope your migraine goes away soon :-(! 1w
blondie I'm also struggling with migraines lately. I'm not usually someone who goes to audiobooks, but I've been looking through some tonight. I may see if this is available. Feel better soon! 1w
Molly_the_mezzo @mydearwatson Thanks so much! 1w
Molly_the_mezzo @blondie I think it‘s a good idea when you‘re having visual symptoms, or having trouble with having the lights on. 1w
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Broken Harbour | Tana French
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This was an interesting one, because I found the main character so unlikeable, and I think I was supposed to. Also, it took me a long time to get a grasp on what was going on with the crime. I didn‘t guess the details of the ending until a few pages before it was revealed. Also, it has some interesting things to say about mental health.

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I really enjoy the way Tana French takes a minor character from the previous book in the series and turns them into a major character in the next book, so they feel familiar but also new. This book explores how family can be toxic and whether those connections are worth maintaining, and what we owe to people based solely on blood relations.

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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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This was a re-read; I first read this several years ago. One of my favorites. The premise is deeply absurd; a detective goes undercover as a murdered woman, which she is able to do because she is her exact doppelgänger. But French takes this ridiculous thread and weaves it into a beautiful, rich tapestry that is somehow believable and wholly lovely. Utterly captivating.

Cathythoughts Good book ♥️♥️👍🏻 1w
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I forgot to review this when I finished it because I was sick. It was my book club pick this month, but I didn‘t make it which is a shame because I would‘ve enjoyed discussing it. It had a very twisty plot, and with two mysteries going in parallel, plenty of intrigue! I quite enjoyed it! @MrBook

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In the Woods | Tana French
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I loved this book! I had read The Likeness years ago, and I got the rest of the series finally. This one has a lot to say about trauma and how the past can cloud our judgement, which is an important lesson. It‘s nice to have a thriller that feels really smart.

Ruthiella I‘ve really enjoyed all her books! 2w
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I read the whole Percy Jackson series over the course of a couple days. I found them delightful! A very clever reinterpretation of Greek myths. I love a good fairytale, and this delivers.

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Reached | Ally Condie
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I‘ve been away from Litsy for a few days while I was in the hospital, but between doses of meds I finished Reached, the third book in the Matched series. Maybe it was just that I was impaired, but I thought this one actually had a few surprises, which was nice! A solid conclusion, and I appreciated the ambiguity of the ending.

Skeebies05 Hope you‘re feeling better! 2w
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Not book related, but I need friends on Pokémon go for a research task. Help me out!

Branwen I'm on it, friend! I think I have a similar task that needs to be completed! 🤣 3w
Kelican17 Sent a request! 3w
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daena Sending you one! 3w
daena My husband sent one too! 3w
TheLibrarian Love this game. I just sent a request! Thanks to Litsy, completing the add a new friend for special research is a little easier. 3d
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Crossed | Allyson Braithwaite Condie
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I liked this very much! I call books like this “candy books”; not much substance but lots of fun. Perfect for days like today when I‘m a bit sick.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Pokémon go, but for books? Yes, please! It‘s fun so far! Add me if you want!

WeeWeegieBookworm Invite sent 😁 4w
Kathleenkelly Invite sent! 4w
sebrittain Sent. I'm purrcatmeow 4w
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Katerina Sending you an invite now as Thyella Munroe 4w
WellReadCatLady Sent a request im KitKat 4w
Molly_the_mezzo @WellReadCatLady My mom‘s username is KitKatMoss! What a coincidence! 4w
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Matched | Ally Condie
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I thought that Matched had a very intriguing plot, if a little bit predictable. But frankly, sometimes predictable is what I‘m looking for, and this was one of those times. A great comfort read, and I‘m working on the sequels!

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#bookwormbingo Hey, this is cool @EclecticReaders ! I have done a lot of these things!

EclecticReaders Very nice!! 👏🏻 1mo
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Back on Litsy after a VERY long social media break! Just finished this book. Thought it was a beautiful exploration of culture and family.

jpmcwisemorgan Welcome back!!! 1mo
Molly_the_mezzo @jpmcwisemorgan Thank you very much! 1mo
Lcsmcat Welcome back! This is on my TBR, so I‘ll be eager to hear what you think of it. 1mo
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Molly_the_mezzo @Lcsmcat I really liked it a lot. My favorite part about it, without giving too much away, is that it‘s a fairly modern setting (starts maybe twenty years ago, goes to the present) but because of the circumstances reads like a historical novel. 1mo
SarahHarts_books Welcome back! 1mo
DivineDiana Glad you‘re back and we both posted the same book today! ❤️ 1mo
Molly_the_mezzo @DivineDiana Thanks! It‘s a good one! 1mo
TimSpalding Thirteen months—wow. 1mo
Molly_the_mezzo @TimSpalding I do not care for social media, on the whole. It flew by! 1mo
jenniferajanes Welcome back! 1mo
Smrloomis Good to have you back! 🥳 1mo
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Conan the Barbarian | Michael A. Stackpole
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I thought you guys would appreciate this!

tournevis Arthur quote! 1y
TK-421 😂 Awesome! Have you ever seen Weird Al's Conan the Librarian bit from the movie UHF? 1y
LibrarianRyan I'd read that. 😁 1y
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TK421 @TK-421 I love that movie! I would not want to bring back overdue library books to him. 1y
TK-421 @TK421 😂 No doubt! 1y
Craftylikefox I would read that! 😄 1y
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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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#ThePoconoBookClub was just me, @MrBook and @BookBabe today. We had a ton of fun discussing Life of Pi over delicious burgers!

ladym30 That looks so good!! 1y
sloanghost I read life of pi in my teens and loved it 1y
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The Sleepwalker: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I just started this book, but as a sleepwalker myself it is creeping the heck out of me. I really hope it turns out to be something not sleepwalking related!

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The Mother's Day Mice | Eve Bunting, Jan Brett
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I‘m trying to come up with a book to get my mother for Mother‘s Day. She primarily likes literary fiction. Suggestions?

Pamwurtzler It‘s not literary fiction, but a couple of years ago I gave my MIL the first Inspector Gamache book by Louise Penny. She‘s read them all since then. 1y
tammysue A great choice @Pamwurtzler I second it. 1y
xicanti I highly recommend HALF-BLOOD BLUES by Esi Edugyan or THE HIDDEN KEYS by Andre Alexis. 1y
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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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Look how awesome the cover of this book my boyfriend got me for my birthday is!

Traci1 That book is tons of fun. I loved it. 1y
Jadams1776 Definitely my favorite cover from last year!!! 1y
LibrarianRyan I started it and really enjoyed it. Now I just need to finish it. 1y
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I have drawn names for the #mollysbdaygiveaway ! If you‘re tagged, congratulations! Please e-mail me your address at mollbrunk@Gmail.com Also let me know if you have any strong aversions to any particular genres or types of books, so I don‘t send you something you‘ll hate!

bookandcat ! I'm so excited! Thanks! I'll email you now :-) 1y
bookish_wookish YES!!!! Thank you so much! 1y
AmyG Congrats to the winners! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Areader2 Oh how nice and thank you! 1y
Areader2 Hope your feeling better! 1y
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#mollysbdaygiveaway has had its drawing delayed, as I am in the hospital again. I promise to pick a winner and send the box as soon as I am home safe! In the meantime feel free to continue to enter!

wanderinglynn Oh my! I hope everything is okay! Sending positive vibes your way. 1y
AmyG Oh no. i hope you are ok and back home soon. 1y
tonyahoswalt I hope you're okay! Sending positive thoughts! 1y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh no! 🙁 speedy recovery wishes!! ❤️ 1y
MaureenMc 💗💗🙏 1y
heikemarie Oh no - positive vibes coming your way, hope all is well soon! 1y
TaciturnWhenReading Hope you are home soon and feeling better quickly. 1y
Jas16 Oh no. I hope everything is ok. 1y
GarthRanzz I hope everything is okay! 1y
Juli I hope everything is okay and you are feeling better soon! Positive vibes coming your way!🐙 1y
rubyslippersreads Hope you're feeling better soon. 😊 1y
FlowerFairy So sorry! Hope you will be feeling much better soon! 1y
OrangeMooseReads Hope you are better soon! 1y
tournevis Huggles 1y
Christine11 Hope you are feeling better soon 💗🌸🌼 1y
sprainedbrain Oh no! Hope you‘re home and well very soon! 1y
tammysue Feel better! 🤗 1y
CarolynM Hope you're not there to long❤️🌷 1y
Mdargusch Feel better soon! 1y
irre Feel better 1y
ameliask8 So sorry to hear that, hope you feel better soon! 💗🌾🌷 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Feel better 🌻 1y
TheLibrarian Feel better. 💐 1y
InLibrisVeritas I hope you feel better soon! 1y
GripLitGrl Feel better soon!💐 1y
cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon! 1y
BlameJennyJane Oh no! Get better! 🤗 1y
asiriusreader Feel better soon! 1y
Lcsmcat Feel better soon! 1y
Ddzmini Oh hope everything is alright get better soon 🙂 1y
CoffeeK8 Feel better soon 1y
QuietlyLaura Try to get some rest and feel better soon. 1y
shadowspeak17 Feel better soon! 1y
TheDaysGoBy Feel better! 1y
Eggs Sorry you're in hospital 😣😦 be better soon won't you 1y
megt Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 1y
RebL I hope you get well soon💐(and that the hospital gives you popsicles). 1y
CouronneDhiver Oh no! 😕 Same issue? 1y
AnansiGirl Hugs and healing vibes to you! ✨ I hope everything turns out ok for you! 1y
kezzlou85 Feel better soon 💚💛💜 1y
Anna40 Yes! Feel better soon! 1y
hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ I hope you will be feeling better soon - take care of YOU! Love from Liz (me), and Nico and Charlie (the dogs!) 1y
Ava_Weasley Feel better soon!! 💛💚💜 1y
Smrloomis Hope you‘re feeling better by now! 1y
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Don‘t forget to enter #mollysbdaygiveaway ! Just post a picture of your pet (or someone else‘s pet) tag me, and use the hashtag, and you may win a box of books! This is one of my kitties, Gnossienne, wishing you luck!

CoffeeK8 Happy birthday! 1y
rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 1y
robinb Happy Birthday! 🎈🎈🎉🎉🎉 1y
TheDaysGoBy Happy Birthday! Your kitty is adorable! 1y
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I have reached 10,000 Litfluence on my birthday! What a treat! Thanks to this special occurrence, I‘m going to have a giveaway to clear out some space in my book room. Post your best pet picture (yours or from the internet) and tag me! I‘ll pick a winner (or maybe more than one😉) to send a box of books! I‘ll start off with a picture of my cat, Jasper. #Mollysbdaygiveaway

Andrew65 🎈🎉🥂🍾😊👏 1y
TheQuietQuill Yay! Congrats and happy birthday 🎉 1y
shadowspeak17 Congratulations and happy birthday! 😃 1y
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umbrellagirl I want to cuddle him! 1y
AmyG Congrats! Jasper is very handsome. And thank you! Happy Birthday 🎁🎂🎊 (edited) 1y
MicheleinPhilly Happy Birthday Molly! 1y
rubyslippersreads Happy 🎂🎂🎂! 1y
TaylorMay A very Happy Birthday to you!!!! 1y
BookBoggart Yay what an accomolishment on your bday no less! Happy bday!! 🎉🎉🎉 1y
hermyknee This is awesome!!! 1y
knittedgnome Happy happy birthday!! I love your kitty!! 1y
Librarybelle Congratulations and happy birthday! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @umbrellagirl @amyg @knittedgnome Jasper thanks you kindly (edited) 1y
Ingerella Congrats and Happy Birthday!! 🎂🍰🎉🎉 1y
TK-421 Congratulations & happy birthday! 1y
bookishbunny Congratulations and Happy Birthday! (edited) 1y
dastevensish HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 1y
RaimeyGallant Happy birthday! 1y
Clwojick Congrats and happy birthday! ♥️ 1y
Amanda.T Happy Birthday and congrats! 🎉🎈🎂🎉 1y
Melwilk Congratulations and Happy Birthday 🎉Jasper is very handsome 😊 1y
tonyahoswalt Happy birthday and congrats! 1y
CouronneDhiver Happy Birthday!!!! 😊😊😊 1y
Swe_Eva Happy birthday! 🎁🎉📚 1y
Redwritinghood Congratulations and happy birthday! 🎂🎉 1y
RitaDolceVita Happy Birthday! My sister's birthday as well.🎂🎈🎆🎉 1y
Christine11 Happy Birthday! And congratulations! 🌸🎉🎉💗 1y
Mollyanna Happy Birthday! 🎁 Congratulations! 1y
asiriusreader Happy bday and congrats!!! 1y
Jess7 Happy birthday!! 1y
GripLitGrl Happy birthday!!🎉🎈🎂 1y
Cinfhen Happy birthday!!! 1y
irre Happy Birthday!🎈🎊 1y
Bklover Happy Birthday to you!🎉🎂🎉🎂 1y
sudi Happy Birthday 🎂🎉🎉 1y
Purrfectpages Happy birthday!! 1y
mrozzz HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎉🎁🎂🎈🤗🤗🤗 1y
heylaurenmack Happy birthday! 1y
MinDea Happy Birthday!!!! Yesterday was my kitty Shadow's birthday! 1y
FlowerFairy Happy Cake Day! What a handsome kitty! 🎂 1y
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Birthday Girl | Haruki Murakami
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@MrBook and @BookBabe also got me cheesecake for my birthday at today‘s book club. So good! 😊

mabell Happy Birthday! 🎂🎈🎁🎉 1y
Andrew65 Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎂🍰🎉🍾🥂 1y
JacqMac Happy Birthday 🎉🎉 1y
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C.Perone Happy Birthday! 🎉 1y
Palimpsest Happy Birthday! 1y
JoRead Yum!! Happy Birthday!! 1y
Chellebearss Happy birthday! 1y
AmyG Yum!!! Hope you had a lovely birthday! 1y
BookBabe Happy birthday!!! Thanks for sharing your special day with us! 😊 1y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 (edited) 1y
robinb Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉🎉🎈🎈🎈 1y
Reggie Happy Birthday!!!!🎈🎁🎉 1y
arlenefinnigan Happy birthday! 1y
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Chocolate lava cake that @BookBabe and @MrBook surprised me with at book club today!

DivineDiana So thoughtful! 🎉🎂🎉 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @DivineDiana I know, they‘re wonderful! 1y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🤗 1y
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Met with #ThePoconoBookClub today over some delicious fries. We discussed Artemis, which none of us were in love with, and I celebrated my birthday!

Andrew65 It‘s a real shame after The Martian. 1y
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year! 🎉🎂🎉 1y
mrp27 Happy Birthday!🎉🎁 1y
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bookishbunny Happy Birthday!🎁🎉🎊🎂 1y
knittedgnome I was so disappointed in Artemis! 1y
Mdargusch I really disliked that book. I‘m glad I‘m not alone. 1y
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Trivial Pursuit | Dawn Brand Hawkins
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1. Margaret Atwood, or if I‘m allowed to pick dead people, Octavia Butler
2. Cecilia Bartoli
3. Fresca

#trivialthursday

BlameJennyJane I love Fresca! They stock it in the stores so I always knew others were out there! Lol 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @BlameJennyJane It‘s the best! 1y
GarthRanzz Just found out the little drink shack right down the street from my has fountain Fresca. That will be my drink all summer. 1y
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My Sister's Keeper | Jodi Picoult
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It‘s really difficult to get an iv in me (thus the foot iv) and it always makes me think of the scene in My Sister‘s Keeper where the mom only gives the nurses a set number of tries before giving up. If I did that, I would never get an iv! 😂

Booksnchill I sympathize- the only thing I can be said to”miss” from chemo was the port- i.e. no need to find a good vein. You have a better attitude about it than I did!!!👍😬 1y
corycatelyn 😱 girl I hope I never have to start an IV on you. 😂 hope you're ok too 😊 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Booksnchill Thanks I try to stay positive, because it‘s so hard on the nurses to have grumpy patients. 1y
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Molly_the_mezzo @corycatelyn You really do hope, it‘s a nightmare, half the time I end up with a picc. Poor nurses! 1y
LauraBeth Once when I was 18, I went to donate blood for the first time. The person who withdrew it asked, “Do you do drugs?” Startled by her weird question, I said, “NO!” And she said: “Oh - well your veins are perfect for needles and drugs!” And I‘ve never donated blood since... 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @LauraBeth 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂 1y
AmyG Hope you are well. Xoxo 1y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LauraBeth what? What a thing to tell anyone, let alone a young adult. 1y
VioletBramble I hope you're feeling well soon. As a nurse I love PICC lines. So much better than IVs 1y
CouronneDhiver Totally agree @VioletBramble I work as a dispatcher for home care nurses; PICCs make my job a lot easier too. 1y
CouronneDhiver I hope you‘re doing better soon! Xoxo ❤️ 1y
Rcoco As an infusion nurse...just...no! Foot ivs are a no-no. Phlebitis is too hard to spot. Ultrasound! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Rcoco Trust me, they tried the ultrasound. Many, many times. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @VioletBramble @CouronneDhiver I agree, piccs are great, but I‘ve found that they don‘t want to do them unless they‘re very sure you‘ll be in for another three or four days, and they‘re always optimistic about me, so I end up with a week of failed ivs. 1y
Jas16 Ouch! Hope all goes well 1y
DHill Hope you‘re doing ok! 1y
tournevis IVs are the bane of my medical existence. I feel you! Last surgery I had, the nurses had burst all my veins, arms and feet. There was one left in my left elbow for the anesthetic and if that one burst, they'd have to use my head. I swear. Be well! 😘 1y
sherryvdh I can totally relate! After I had my baby in November, I had several large, black bruises on my arms/hands because they couldn't get it in anywhere. My veins kept bursting. They ended up having to get the anesthesiologist in to do it. So brutal! Hope you feel better! 1y
Simona Be well and stay positive ♥️ 1y
Valink I hope you are doing ok! My daughter needed IV infusions last year and one of the times we went it took 3 different people 7 attempts and an hour and a half to get her IV started. It was torture!! 1y
LibrarianRyan I get that. They normally put mine in my hand or the back of my thigh. Get better soon. (edited) 1y
Victoriahoperose Ughhhh I know this feeling all to well and feel your pain. My last experience took 5 times for an iron transfusion in which they blew 4 out of 5 veins. Something that helped me was asking them to warm up my arms and hands before they tried. And once they got a good vein I remembered with instructions exactly where it was for the next person. I do hope this gets easier for you! (edited) 1y
BookwormM Hope you feel better soon and I thought blood tests every 2 weeks were bad enough I am a lightweight 🤣🤣 1y
megt Ouch! Hope you‘re doing okay. I‘m generally not too hard to stick, but when I was going through some medical stuff a few years back (and getting IVs pretty regularly) I ended up with some of the craziest bruises all over my arms. 1y
mdm139 I am also a hard stick. Once a dr said it would be easier to an old fashioned blood letting to get the blood. Another time we had cancel a surgery because they couldn't get a vein anywhere. I was poked for 2 hours . And I can't give blood because they can't ever get a vein. 1y
CouronneDhiver How‘d your day go? Any hope of going home tomorrow? Thinking about you! ❤️ 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @CouronneDhiver Awwww, thanks! I‘m still very much sick, but I can already keep down liquids, which means this may be a fairly short stay! Also, I came in with diabetic ketoacidosis, and that‘s been treated, so I should at least be out of the icu tomorrow. 1y
CouronneDhiver Gosh, I hope so. I‘ve never been admitted to hospital during my adult life, but I imagine it‘s not fun. I‘ll be up for awhile if you need someone to chat to 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @CouronneDhiver Thanks, I appreciate it. I‘m in the hospital a lot (to give an idea, the last time was around Valentine‘s Day) so I‘m pretty stoic about it, but well wishes are always deeply appreciated. 😊 1y
Anna40 Hope you can go home soon! Feel better soon! 1y
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Swansong | Damien Boyd
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Not book related, but I love how the hospital I go to has swan towels! It‘s the little things, haha.

Bookladylinda That‘s cool!!!! 1y
mabell That's a nice touch! 1y
ReadZenRites That‘s some TLC 😊💕 1y
VioletBramble I work in Pediatrics. The environmental service staff makes teddy bears from the towels. They use electrode buttons for eyes. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @VioletBramble Oh my goodness, that sounds adorable! I miss pediatrics. (I turn 29 on Saturday, so it‘s been awhile) but everyone was always so friendly on peds wards! 1y
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Rebel of the Sands | Alwyn Hamilton
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Today I‘m accompanying my reading with my favorite snack-that-horrifies-people, peanut butter and pickles!

mcipher Oh my goodness! How did you start eating that? Seems random! 😂 1y
rubyslippersreads I ❤️ peanut butter and pickle sandwiches (and so does Kinsey Millhone in Sue Grafton's books. 😊) 1y
BookNAround I‘ve never tried that but since I love peanut butter, bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwiches (in addition to some other different pb combos), I can see how that might be a good sweet/savory combo. 1y
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Molly_the_mezzo @mcipher It was just a whim, I thought it would taste good and it did! @rubyslippersreads I‘m glad I‘m not alone! My boyfriend is a chef and he‘s so disgusted by me. 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled My reaction when I saw your snack: 😮😧😖 . . . 🤔 1y
Lcsmcat I had a band director who loved pb and dill pickle sandwiches. One year for his birthday we each brought him one - 100 sandwiches! 1y
PenguinInFlight Kinsey Milhone‘s (the main character in Sue Grafton‘s alphabet mysteries) favorite sandwiches are pickle and peanut butter! ☺️👍🏻 1y
PenguinInFlight @rubyslippersreads LOL, yes! I haven‘t tried them yet, but I want to because of the books.) 💜 1y
Mdargusch I have never heard of that combo before! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh my!!! 🤣😂🤣😂 1y
KimHM That‘s Kinsey Milhone‘s favorite sandwich! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @PenguinInFlight @KimHM @rubyslippersreads I‘ll have to read those books, clearly the main character has discerning taste. 😉 1y
amber_ldsmom OMG, I‘ve bee eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches 🥪 since I was a kid! Can‘t get any of my kids to eat them, though. 😂 1y
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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I thought this book had a compelling story, with an engaging main character, but there was a little too much on the technical details for my taste, which is just a personal preference in sci-fi. If I want science I‘ll read a research article; I read novels for plot haha

Yeah_I_Read I agree about the tech-babble; I usually just scan those parts lol. Same with The Martian. 1y
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Artemis | Andy Weir
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The tea I‘m having with today‘s book is Raspberry Lavender Herbal!

Vinjii I neeeeeed this cup! 1y
MissAimz_55 Sounds delicious 1y
Lcsmcat Perfect match of mug to tea! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Vinjii I have a whole collection of what I call “bluebirowls”, that is crosses between bluebirds and owls, which are surprisingly common! 😂 1y
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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I really enjoyed this. The 80s references were cute, and it was a compelling narrative.

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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My boyfriend really wants to see this when it comes out as a movie, so I‘m reading it first!

starlight97 That's my plan too, but I don't know if I'll have time ×___× 1y
RebL I‘m so cheesed about the changes, particularly changing up the location and avatars, that I‘m not sure I want to see it. Feeling judgy about it. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @RebL I‘m trying to keep an open mind cause the bf is excited 1y
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Kaylamburson This is the book I‘m using to finally get my bf to try reading. Fingers crossed it works! We are both going to read it, but I‘ve given him a month‘s head start 😂 1y
Booksniffer Location change really turned me off the movie. Just wrong. 1y
BookwormM I loved this book 1y
APLitlife Great book! 1y
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You're All My Favorites | Sam McBratney
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1. Print or ebook. I can‘t concentrate on audiobooks.
2. Couch, on the left side
3. Tea, and I often read while eating my meals
4. Mostly one, but not always
5. All the time!

CassiM Hahaha ☺ I can't do audiobooks either for the same reason! And certainly not while doing other things. 😯 1y
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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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I thought this was had very good world building, and a relatively suspenseful storyline. Relatable characters, a nice story!

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Powerless | Tera Lynn Childs, Tracy Deebs
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Power‘s back on!

dsfisher Awesome 1y
CouronneDhiver No more BBQ tea - woohoo! 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @CouronneDhiver Thank goodness! Still tens of thousands of people without power here! I was tired of it! 1y
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Tea Time | M. Dalton King
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The lengths I go to to make tea when the power is out!

Melwilk Desperate times 😂 1y
BookBabe You‘re lucky you have that! We only have electric everything in our house. We‘re staying with a friend who still has power. 1y
BookBabe I do admire your dedication 😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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Molly_the_mezzo We‘re a block away from work, which has power, but the dogs and cats are here so we need to stay here as much as possible! 1y
LibrarianRyan Dedication. It could be worse. My friend once used my blow torch to make grilled cheese and coffee. 1y
QuietlyLaura I applaud your ingenuity! 👏 1y
PirateJenny @LibrarianRyan THAT is dedication. But you know, grilled cheese so I get it 1y
Texreader I‘m impressed. 1y
CouronneDhiver Way to go - ingenious! 1y
LibrarianRyan @PirateJenny I would have paid to see her face as she tried to use my torch. She later told me that a cooking torch and a shop torch were not the same. I missed the snow. 1y
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Power Outage | Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti
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Yesterday I had no power AND no phone service. Today just no power. Reading on my kindle in the dark!

LibrarianRyan Here's hoping your warm 1y
rwmg Keep yourself warm. So important for health. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @rwmg I know! I have health problems. I‘m staying in my office. 1y
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Scarlet | Marissa Meyer
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Getting some reading in while I‘m endlessly on hold with my insulin pump tech support people. 🙄

Chasing_Pages I‘m reading Winter right now! I love this series!! 😍 1y
MicrobeMom Great fun series! 1y
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Depression | Constance L. Hammen
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Does anyone have any ideas about graphic novels or comic books that might be helpful for someone who is feeling very depressed at the moment? EDIT: this is for a 28 year old male friend of mine

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I don‘t, but I hope you get to feeling better 😘💕❤️🤗 1y
DGRachel Lumberjanes and I Hate Fairyland make me laugh. They‘re available on Hoopla. 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, it‘s not me, but a good friend. 1y
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Heideschrampf Im not good at graphic novels, but if you need to feel better about yourself i can only recommend reading 1y
LikelyLibrarian I don't know of any graphic novels, but last year, when I was dealing with some pretty serious depression, I read Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. It helped a lot ❤️ 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Molly_the_mezzo I‘m sorry!! I hope you‘re friend feels better! I have heard that Furiously Happy is really good too!! 1y
Quasifesto I will chime in to say that I have been dealing with depression for 30 years and I don‘t like “happy” books when I‘m depressed. I prefer reading books that make me feel empowered. Just go with his favorite super hero. 1y
GarthRanzz Here‘s a Goodreads list that might have some suggestions. https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/82993.Graphic_Novels_about_Mental_Illness 1y
MiyakoBunny @Quasifesto I‘m with you there too & very well said 🖤 1y
AshleyHoss820 This is silly, funny, and can deal with those heavy emotions those of us with depression experience. I think this manga balances light & dark efficiently. 😊 1y
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Lying in bed all day, reading and recovering!

JaclynW Best recovery wishes to you! 1y
AmyG Feel better 1y
rwmg Good luck 1y
vkois88 *hugs* 1y
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Reading a library book on my kindle and enjoying some tea from the mug I received in my #cupidgoespostal box from @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Today‘s tea is Tension Tamer. #teaandbooks

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oh! The mug lives! Hooray!! 1y
DeborahSmall Love the mug 😍 1y
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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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I closed without posting! This is what I got from the lovely @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled for #cupidgoespostal I especially love the card and I don‘t have any of the books, so I‘m excited. And, yes, we have praline in Pennsylvania and I‘m quite fond of it!

Kappadeemom Cute card! 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Did the mug survive? I didn‘t have room for the box it came in and wrapped it with the fuzzy socks! 🙈 1y
Molly_the_mezzo @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes, as I think you saw I just poured tea into it! 1y
KarenUK 2 of my all time faves in that pile! 1y
Avanders 💋💖🌸 1y
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Cupid's Secret | Buck Kalinowski, Kim Miller
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I‘m home from the hospital just in time to unwrap this beautifully wrapped #cupidgoespostal box! So excited!

SusanInTiburon Happy Valentine‘s Day! May you be well! 1y
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I in no way believe that these personality tests are accurate, or really even mean much, but it does have me at 58% introverted, which is about right!
#introvertorextrovert

kricheal I got the same 1y
Andrew65 75% for me. 1y
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