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Molly_the_mezzo

Molly_the_mezzo

Joined November 2017

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Continuing the adventures of the demigods, the two groups from the first two books are united, and I found the combination very satisfying. Annabeth gets to shine, which I appreciated. All in all, a nice chapter in the saga.

Addison_Reads This was one of my favorites in this series. 💚 7d
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Gone Girl | Gillian Flynn
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Of course, since I chose not to read this until now, I was unable to avoid spoilers and knew the twist, but it was still interesting looking at the psychology of the characters. Thrillers are always a good choice for the hospital, as they keep your interest but aren‘t too deep for the most part.

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Carrot Cake Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Mehso-so

Continuing my post-hospital catch-up. Like the other one in this series I reviewed, I felt that the author‘s lack of real baking knowledge made Hannah‘s character unbelievable. She tries to pepper the book with baking facts and recipes but they are at best rudimentary and at worst downright incorrect.

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Cream Puff Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Mehso-so

I was in the hospital for about two weeks without my phone, but I did have books, so I‘m going to put out my reviews over the next few days spaced out a bit, every few hours. Gastroparesis is a bitch, man. That said: I though Cream Puff Murder was a fairly nice cozy, but the recipes were atrocious and the ending came out of left field. There is no world in which this character is a professional baker.

IamIamIam Oh no!!! Hope you're on the mend now!!! 🤗🤗🤗 1w
Molly_the_mezzo @IamIamIam I‘m feeling much better, thank you. It‘s chronic so it doesn‘t really go away, but I‘m not in immediate danger anymore 1w
Jas16 Glad that you are doing better 1w
Molly_the_mezzo @Jas16 Thank you! 1w
Tera66 Hope you are doing better.😚 1w
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Filled with truly crazy characters. It reminds me of my brother, who went to a top college, and had a friend who got a helicopter for his birthday.

DrexEdit Wow! 😨 3w
gby0822 How is it compared to the movie? (If you‘ve seen it!) thanks!! 3w
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Look what I woke up to! (after a sleep of only an hour and a half, thank you, The Testaments)

tournevis 🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺 1mo
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Smrloomis 🥳👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 1mo
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Jas16 🎉📚👏 1mo
CrowCAH Congrats 🎉 1mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊 🎉 📚 📖 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Back cover, because what happens if you start a new Margaret Atwood book right before bed? You do not sleep.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I just reread what has to be my all-time favorite book. It just feels so real, so true, in a way that most writers can‘t capture. Every word of it feels like something I‘ve thought but didn‘t know how to put into words. Very excited to start The Testaments!

Catsandbooks This is one of my favorite books too! Just a phenomenal piece of literature ❤️ 1mo
Verity This was one of my A-Level books and it had a big impact on me back then. 1mo
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It came a day earlier than they said it would! Getting down to reading!

plemmdog I‘m excited to read. There was a live Atwood event from London last PM I watched from my local theater. I hope my mind is as sharp at 80 as hers is. Several actresses did readings from the new novel. 1mo
Captivatedbybooks Wow didnt know she was 80! 1mo
Lcsmcat Well, 79, until November. 😀 1mo
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻 1mo
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In this one we catch back up with Percy, who meets up with some new friends. I liked the tension created by Percy‘s lost memories.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I‘m so jealous of everyone who already has their copy of The Testaments. I pre-ordered, but it still won‘t be here til Thursday. I should‘ve bought it in person, but I got excited and wanted to order it right away! My impatience is my downfall!

Lovesbooks87 Mine is out for delivery and it is killing me seeing everyone else getting theirs. Even thou I don't plan on reading it until this weekend. 1mo
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The Lost Hero | Riordan, Rick
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This was a satisfying continuation of the Percy Jackson books, although Percy himself does not make an appearance in this one. The new characters are delightful and sympathetic and it still delivers on being a roaring good adventure!

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The Pawful Truth | Miranda James
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I believe it was this book cover which so delighted my new boyfriend this weekend at the bookstore. He mainly reads nonfiction and had never heard of a cozy mystery! We spent ages just going through cozy titles and giggling at the puns.

SW-T Love those cozy titles! My hubby and I get a kick out of them 😂 1mo
rabbitprincess My friend and I love going through the mystery section at bookstores and laughing at the great puns! Sometimes I think some of the books are intended merely to be pun conveyances 😂 1mo
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The Program | Suzanne Young
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This was a solid example of YA dystopian fantasy. It has that good rebellious spirit that such books often invoke. The subject matter is, however, very sad and a little bit triggering. Not for the faint of heart.

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I did this one a little out of order; it‘s #3.5 and I read it after #4. It doesn‘t suffer from that, however. It was interesting to hear Levana‘s perspective. In this, she is still every bit a monster, but she is also a sad and lonely little girl.

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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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I really enjoyed the off kilter Winter and her sweet relationship with Jacin. This was a very satisfying conclusion to the series.

IamIamIam 🧡 I loved this series and Winter was my favorite!!! 2mo
GardenJess This is one of my favorite series! 2mo
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Cress | Marissa Meyer
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I found the new character, Cress, in this this third installment of the Lunar Chronicles utterly charming. She is just the right combination of odd and endearing and her influence on the roguish Thorne humanizes him. Another book that, while by no means high literature, is an excellent read.

mcctrish I loved this series!! I had all of my son‘s friends reading it 2mo
Molly_the_mezzo @mcctrish It‘s a great series! I‘m halfway through Winter and it has not disappointed so far! 2mo
ElizaMarie I liked her too. 2mo
Ruthiella This was my favorite of the four books.😀 2mo
Centique I love this series to the moon and back! @ruthiella Cress is my favourite too 😍 2mo
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The Cats' Meow | C.B. Jones
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Boggle, Gnossienne, Jasper, and Anaphase wish you a very happy #internationalcatday They ask that I please read less and pet more.
#catsoflitsy

CatLass007 😻😻😻😻 2mo
brit91 They are so cute!😻😻😻😻 2mo
Bookzombie 💕🐱🐱🐱🐱 2mo
MrBook 😻😻😻😻😻😻 1mo
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Scarlet. Marissa Meyer | Marissa Meyer
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An excellent second installment. It took me a while to get through because I was doing it on audio and I had limited listening time, but I really enjoyed it. The new characters added quite a bit to the narrative.

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I stayed up late to finish this for book club, only to realize that book club is NEXT week! 🤦‍♀️

MrBook 😂👏🏻🙌🏻 That‘s happened to me before ☺️! Looking forward to seeing you this upcoming meeting 🤗🤗🤗! Trying a new place out, so we‘ll see how it works. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3mo
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The Great Snuggle Puss | Professor Shel
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The kitten prefers audiobooks because there‘s nothing stopping me from petting her or getting in her way when she snuggles! #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 3mo
cherinium She's staring into your soul! 3mo
Smrloomis Cute! 😆 3mo
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My family always called me Maleficent when I was being particularly evil (Molly: Maleficent; get it?) and she is just the best. Such an overreaction to not being invited to a party. I love it. #theworldneedsavillain

DaveGreen7777 Ahhh, Maleficent, she‘s definitely one of the classic villains! 😈 Awesome pick! Thanks for participating in my giveaway! 😊 3mo
Skyrimir Love Maleficent! Terrified me as a kid though. The only Disney villain I was scared of! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @DaveGreen7777 My extreme pleasure! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @Skyrimir Understandable! She‘s menacing! 3mo
DGRachel She‘s my absolute favorite Disney villain! 3mo
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I finished Cinder, and I‘m due for a dose of dilaudid, so I‘m going to call my #24in48 there. It‘s been a trying one. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was doing this one from a hospital bed and it is TOUGH to read when you‘re medicated, your blood sugar is too high or, worse, too low, and nurses keep interrupting you. I‘m quite proud that I managed twelve hours!

Melli Good for you. It‘s still an accomplishment 3mo
Readerann 12 hours is awesome! Hope you get home soon. ❤️ 3mo
EKonrad Feel better! 😊 3mo
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RebL Thanks for reading along with us from your hospital bed. May you get some easy rest! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Feel better! ❤️ 3mo
Megabooks I hope you get well soon! Great job! 👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Tonton Get well soon! 3mo
dragondrool Hope it's all better soon and that you have a much easier time of reading. 3mo
Smrloomis Hope things are better now! 🤞🏽 3mo
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I finished Cinder, and I‘m due for a dose of dilaudid, so I‘m going to call my #24in48 there. It‘s been a trying one. As I may have mentioned once or twice, I was doing this one from a hospital bed and it is TOUGH to read when you‘re medicated, your blood sugar is too high or, worse, too low, and nurses keep interrupting you. I‘m quite proud that I managed twelve hours!

Librarybelle Excellent! 3mo
KathyWheeler I can barely get any reading done in the hospital. I‘m amazed you were able to get in 12 hours! 3mo
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Molly_the_mezzo @KathyWheeler I usually barely get a few pages. A lot of it was audio, which helps a lot. 3mo
24in48 Amazing job! And we hope you're doing okay! 3mo
DaveGreen7777 Hope you get sprung from the hospital and feel much better soon! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 Thanks so much! Doing much better! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @DaveGreen7777 Thank you very much! 3mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
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I made my twelve hour goal for #24in48
Not bad, given all my hiccups!

Jas16 🙌🏽 3mo
Mollyanna Woohoo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
LibrarianRyan 👍⭐️💗 3mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳👍🏻👍🏻 3mo
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I haven‘t actually FINISHED a book during 24in48, but of the two that I‘ve started, I think this one is the most intriguing. It has a really interesting kind of magical realism that I enjoy. #24in48

MDodge I loved this book! Enjoy!! 3mo
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Twelve Hours | Irene Coombe
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As of the end of breakfast, this is where I stand. Clearly not doing 24 hours, but hoping for 12. That wouldn‘t be bad, with so many interruptions! #24in48

Mollyanna You‘re doing fabulous! Hope you are feeling a bit better too. 3mo
Time_Wanderer I‘m aiming for 12 hours as well... you‘re doing great! 3mo
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I‘m really bad at picking favorites, but I‘m working on a ya book right now, so I‘m going with that one! It‘s slow-going because I‘m listening instead of reading, so a book that might take me two hours is taking me ten. #24in48

Lovesbooks87 I loved this series! 3mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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The above is the first romance novel I‘d read in quite a while. As for how my love life is going, I chose not to schedule a first date for today because of #24in48
I ended up being in the hospital anyway, but that‘s where my head is at. Hahahahaha

24in48 So sorry you've been in the hospital! 3mo
Shadowfat I hope you're ok! 3mo
DebinHawaii I really liked this one too! I just saw your posts about being in the hospital. Hope you are OK and feeling better soon. Take care! 💜 3mo
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Molly_the_mezzo @Shadowfat I‘m ok, I‘ll be out soon! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 I keep mentioning it, I sound like a broken record haha, but thanks! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @DebinHawaii Thank you! I should be out soon! 3mo
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I‘ve switched to an audiobook, having caved to my pounding head. Due to headache, dilaudid, and Benadryl, I‘ve only done about 2 hours and 15 minutes so far. #24in48

24in48 Hope you feel better soon! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @24in48 Thank you very much! 3mo
CareBear That sounds awful! Hope you feel better soon! 3mo
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Club Dead | Charlaine Harris
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Hour twelve challenge:
I actually just did audiobooks for the first time ever in the last couple weeks due to a crazy migraine. I‘m enjoying them, but I still prefer print. #24in48

Sweettartlaura Charmaine Harris‘s books are GREAT choices for audiobooks. I read these ones in print. But once I started listening to the first Aurora Teagarden Book, I‘ve only listened to her books since. They‘re so cozy - it‘s like a friend is just telling you a story over a cup of coffee & a slice of pie 🙂 3mo
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Cinder, the second book in my tbr, is perfect for the first #24in48 challenge. Excuse the photo quality, my hands are shaky cause I‘m sick and the lighting is bad in the hospital.

Lcsmcat Get well soon! 3mo
Geeklet Oh no! Feel better soon! 3mo
Mollyanna Feel better soon! 3mo
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24in48 Hope you're feeling better soon! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz Oh no! I hope you are back at home soon! 3mo
Jas16 I hope that you feel better soon 💐 3mo
cobwebmoth Hope you feel better soon! 3mo
Hufflepuffle Feel better soon!! 3mo
Readerann 🤗 3mo
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I brought a bunch of books with me to the hospital in case I get the gumption to do #24in48
I doubt I‘ll do the full 24, and I certainly won‘t finish my books, but I might as well try!

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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1. It‘s so hot out that it made me think of this one Dehydration, people!
2. Cheetos may literally be my favorite food and I love them in all their forms.Most recently I ate jalapeño ones, which are crunchy.
3. Sunset. If I see sunrise, it‘s because I stayed up.
4. Books, jewelry, clothes, kitchen appliances
5. I liked all of them but fourth when I had a true monster of a teacher who I still talk about to my therapist.
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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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. 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @Butterfinger Thanks so much! 3mo
rwmg It was those cartoon-like covers that first attracted me to the series. Much better than the TV-inspired ones. 3mo
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. 3mo
Langston.watson05 YES MOLLY YESS QUEEENNN SLAYYYY QUEEN YASSS 3mo
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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! 🙌🏻 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @wanderinglynn Thanks! I recently had a gastric bypass to treat my gastroparesis, and as a bonus I‘m losing weight! 3mo
AmandaEve Yayyy to number 1!! 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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Dolly 👏👏👏👏👏👏 3mo
5feet.of.fury RI beaches 🙌🏻 Beach Days in Narragansett and Aunt Carrie‘s for lobster rolls is my fave day. 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @5feet.of.fury Aunt Carrie‘s is good, but Champlin‘s is better! 3mo
5feet.of.fury @Molly_the_mezzo oooh I‘ll have to look out for that place next time! 🦞 3mo
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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. 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @LibrarianRyan Maybe I‘ll try that! 3mo
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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. 3mo
MCYmermaid Ouch — I hope your ability to read print returns soon. 3mo
wanderinglynn Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! 💚 3mo
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Megabooks Feel better soon! 3mo
mydearwatson I hope your migraine goes away soon :-(! 3mo
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! 3mo
Molly_the_mezzo @mydearwatson Thanks so much! 3mo
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. 3mo
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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 ♥️♥️👍🏻 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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! 🤣 4mo
Kelican17 Sent a request! 4mo
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daena Sending you one! 4mo
daena My husband sent one too! 4mo
Molly_the_mezzo @daena Awesome! 4mo
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. 3mo
TK421 Not sure how I missed this, but I just sent a request. 😊 1mo
cobwebmoth I sent you a friend request.❤ 1mo
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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 😁 4mo
Kathleenkelly Invite sent! 4mo
sebrittainclark Sent. I'm purrcatmeow 4mo
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Katerina Sending you an invite now as Thyella Munroe 4mo
WellReadCatLady Sent a request im KitKat 4mo
Molly_the_mezzo @WellReadCatLady My mom‘s username is KitKatMoss! What a coincidence! 4mo
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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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