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Nikki_E

Nikki_E

Joined January 2020

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner

I am having a lazy day. Reading in bed with the toddler, a cat and a dog.

ozma.of.oz Sounds perfect! 14h
readordierachel Enjoy! 14h
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Finished listening to this last night. Mary Laura Philpott is definitely on my radar now, really enjoyed this collection.

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She Wears the Mask | Shelly Stratton
Mehso-so

Kind of uneven and ended up skimming over the parts that take place in 1949 because I found it tedious, especially because it went backwards.

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The great gatsby | Scott Fizgerald
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Another reread, this time in audio. It was an interesting experience as hearing Daisy‘s speech inflections made her a more interesting character then when I just read the novel to myself.

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The Family Next Door | Sally Hepworth
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This was my second Sally Hepworth book and I really enjoy her style. This was a bit too soapy, but a good listen and it had a few really touching moments.

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Earthlings | Sayaka Murata
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Well, I did finish listening to this but unfortunately I hated it. I understood what the author was trying to do but it did not work for me.

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Earthlings | Sayaka Murata

This is making me really uncomfortable. Not sure if I will finish.

Reggie It gets pretty crazy. 2w
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Enjoyable listen. I need to see if his blog is still around.

perfectsinner Woot, on my want to reads list 2w
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Mehso-so

Good but not great. I loved the narratives of the four different nurses but it was broken up by data dumps that I skimmed. Also, the author followed for different nurses, but they were all women, 3 out of 4 were relatively the same age and they were all white and straight. There was very little about non white nurses and a few pages dedicated to male nurses, annoyingly called “murses”.

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I‘m setting records today. Bailed on Bill Bryson‘s The Body and The Cruelty is the Point by Adam Serwar.

The Body was just dull. I never say that about Bill Bryson, but I tried listening to it on audiobook and I just could not engage. I felt like it was jumping all over the place. The send book was a collection of essays about the Trump administration. I just couldn‘t. Four years was more than enough.

BethM Life is too short to finish books you‘re not into. 3w
Nikki_E @BethM exactly. 2w
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First book of 2022 completed. And yes, I cried like a baby at the end.

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Anne of Green Gables | L.M. Montgomery

I didn‘t sleep well last night, so I am taking it easy today. I am listening to Anne of Green Gables while doing some easy chores and then my husband is planning to take the toddler out so I can have some downtime.

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I have no idea how many times I have read Anne of Green Gables, but now I‘m listening to the audiobook.

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Happy 2022. Hopefully this year will be a good one.

I decided to watch Tick Tick Boom on Netflix last night. It is a bio pick of sorts about Johnathan Larson‘s 29th year as he scrambled to write a musical (not Rent). It was good, but not great, however the vocals are amazing and there were a few moments that truly got to me, especially knowing that Larson would pass away from an aortic dissection on Rent‘s opening night.

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December 2021

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All You Can Ever Know | Nicole Chung
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November 2021

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Too Good to Be True | Carola Lovering
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October 2021

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September 2021

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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August 2021

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The Editor | Steven Rowley
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July 2021

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Highest Duty LP: My Search for What Really Matters | Jeffrey Zaslow, Chesley B. Sullenberger
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June 2021 best read.

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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May 2021 best read.

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Best book of April 2021

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Best book of March 2021. Love the book,love her podcast…and now there is a workbook to go with the book.

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I had three notable books in February, but this really stuck out.

DimeryRene I loved this book so much! 3w
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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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My January 2021 pick.

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Traci1 She was a treasure. 😔 3w
Darklunarose Rip Betty, she was a universal treasure 3w
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Started this this morning.

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I needed a break between books so tonight I am watching tv. Watched an episode of Freaks and Geeks (how does this show only have two seasons?), and now am four episodes into The Office. I think it‘s been a month since I last watched tv as I spent 3 weeks at my parents and then it was Christmas. I was hoping to catch up to The Office Ladies podcast…but probably not going to happen.

sarahbellum I love listening to The Office Ladies! ❤️ 3w
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Five stars. Might even be the best book I read this year. I highly recommend this, especially if you are also a fan of memoirs.

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I have so much to do, my kid is dying to play with me but I need to finish this.

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I think I may have gotten a little too ambitious with thinking I‘d share the books I read with a blurb. I just got through January.

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Hold Still | Nina LaCour
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Hold Still by Nina LaCour

This was my second Nina LaCour book and I love her writing, but her books slay me.

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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowler

Oh man, this was brutal. I equally loved it and wanted to punch someone.

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The Likely Resolutions of Oliver Clock by Jane Riley. Book 8

This was a sweet book. I didn‘t think it was going to be something I enjoyed but it was.

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Unless | Carol Shields
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Unless by Carol Shields. Book 9 of 2021.

This was my first dislike of the year. It was slow and just really dull. I did like the ending but the lead up just was not worth it.

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Find Layla | Meg Elison
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Find Layla by Meg Ellison. Book 8 of 2021.

A YA read touching on abuse, mental illness and addiction. It was a bit unbelievable at times but still good.

PaperbackPirate Cool cover! 😍 4w
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The Memory Police | Yoko Ogawa
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Mehso-so

The Memory Police by Yoko Ogawa. Book 7 of 2021.

Ironically, I don‘t remember much about this aside from the very basic plot.

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Blackout by Sarah Hepola. Number 6 of 2021. I always find myself draw to addiction memoirs and this one was no different. Sarah gives the reader a perspective of alcoholism that doesn‘t always get mentioned…the phenomenon of drinking until short term memories are no longer formed. I have been under anastesia for surgery and not having recollections of things before going under is freaky enough.

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Fun Home by Alison Bechdel. Book 5 of 2021.

This title has been on my TBR list forever. Sadly I made the mistake of buying the Kindle edition and attempting to read it on my phone. Don‘t do this. I might just have to buy a hard copy and reread and fully enjoy the illustrations.

Very good read however.

sarahbellum One of my absolute favorites ❤️ 4w
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Prognosis by Sarah Vallance #4 book of 2021.

After Sarah gets thrown by a horse, she gets the devastating news that she has suffered a traumatic brain injury and the prognosis is grim. The writing wasn‘t really engaging but still interesting. I walked away impressed by Sarah and her determination to return to a worthy life.

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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Nothing To See Here by Kevin Wilson. Book3 of 2021. The premise of this book was kind of out there, but the execution was on point and I throughly enjoyed this. This was my second novel by Kevin Wilson and I look forward to reading more.

JackOBotts So enjoyed this read!!!! 4w
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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Book 2 of 2021 was The Cactus by Sarah Haywood. I originally gave it 4 stars and it held up for sure and the MC Susan Green has stuck with me…especially because she reminded me of Angela Martin from The Office.

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Valentine | Elizabeth Wetmore
Mehso-so

This was the first book I read in 2021. I originally gave this a four star rating, but thinking back now…I probably would give it three stars. It was well written, but not overly memorable.

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Over the next few days I am going to share the books I read in the past year, I read something like 105, so I want to go back and see if the books held up to the rating I gave upon completion.

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My latest read. Only 35 pages in and I‘m already fully immersed and invested.

megnews I love when that happens! 4w
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Bailedbailed

Bailed at 100 pages in.

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Merry Christmas all!

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Hoping to finish this by Monday so I can start Marley by Jon Clinch.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman

I have been awake since 4am as I had to travel to a hospital 2 hours away for a functional capacity exam to see what, if any, physical limitations will prevent me for returning to work after a year plus from recovering from my broken leg. Regardless, I do not think I am going to go back to my old job. Just too physically challenging and my heart isn‘t in it anymore.

Smrloomis Hope you get some good rest soon! 4am is way too early for me… 🥱 1mo
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