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Rachael_reads

Joined September 2016

Book addict. Podcast lover. Yoga enthusiast. Pittsburgh. Plant-based food connoisseur. Goodreads: Rachael_reads
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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How long did it take you to read this book? I started it in March... I'm only around page 450 or so. I love Murakami. I don't know why I'm so slow at reading this. Thoughts? Maybe my arms get tired trying to hold it up. 🤷🏻‍♀️

zezeki It took me a about a half year to read it actually. All there parts are seperate books though, at least copies from my library. I love Murakami's work, but he isn't always easiest to get through, I think you need to be in the right mood for him. 7mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser I borrowed this on audiobook as well as a hard copy so if I wasn't reading I was listening. But I'm still not finished 10 months later, I think I got 3/4 through, so I'm into the last book. It was my first Litsy post. I gave it up a few months ago but I hope to finish it one day. I do recommend the audiobook version if that interests you. It is very easy to listen to. 7mo
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Mehso-so

This book kept me reading, but wasn't great. Like other people have said, I also like unreliable narrators, so that's one aspect of this book I enjoyed.

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Mehso-so

I was really confused on the ending and had to Google what happened lol

DeleteAcct 😂 I had to do that with the movie The Arrival. 🤔 1y
TheBookStacker Yeah I had to google what happened as well because I had no idea 1y
ReadingRover I was kinda confused for a bit too. I listened to the audiobook and kept replaying the end. 1y
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Marvelous Light | Paul Frank Spencer
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Hi litsy friends!
My friend wrote this book and it's released today!!!
Your support is appreciated, here is the Amazon link:

https://www.amazon.com/Marvelous-Light-Paul-Frank-Spencer/dp/0998730211/ref=sr_1...

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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Mehso-so

What did you think if this book? I'm on the fence about it...
Part of me thinks it was pretty good since I've been in a six month long reading slump and this book kept me reading long enough to finish it!! :)

DivineDiana That certainly is a good thing! 🙂 1y
Reviewsbylola I really enjoyed this one. Something about the relationship and chemistry between Cassidy and Katie really worked for me. 1y
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Pickpick

I liked it... Short and straightforward

Notafraidofwords Hmmm. I‘m interested. 2y
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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SumisBooks Are you signing up for the postal book club sweetie or are you just reposting it? if you are signing up I need to know if you can ship internationally or if it's US only 2y
Rachael_reads @thereadingmermaid I'm signing up... US only please (edited) 2y
SumisBooks Awesome! 2y
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Pickpick

Very good... Kept me reading. A great story of strength.

Tjackson ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ it! 2y
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Suicide Club: A Novel | Rachel Heng
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Pickpick

This book is badass.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️
This isn't my favorite Murakami, but I enjoyed it.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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#botm 😀

AmyG Mine, too. 2y
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Good book. Great twists. Quick read.
At some points I couldn't put this book down.

Alfoster Dying to read this one!😍 2y
Sassy_Steph When I read this one it woke me up in the middle of the night twice to keep reading it 2y
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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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Mehso-so

I'm on the fence about how I'd rate this book. Some parts I loved and some were so-so.
I love strange books, like The Vegetarian, this reminded me of that book in places.

britt_brooke I‘m reading this now, but I‘m only a couple of chapters in. 2y
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Norwegian Wood | Haruki Murakami
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#currentlyreading
Loving this!!

Nat_Reads This is my favorite Murakami. I hope you enjoy it! 2y
SoniaC Just recently read it. Such a beautiful book. 2y
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#botm
#woot
I'm excited for this one. 🤗

MaleficentBookDragon This is my pick too. 2y
MinDea Me too! 🙌🙌 2y
EKonrad My pick too! 👍🏼 2y
The_Heeler_Booklife Same 😃 2y
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The Likeness: A Novel | Tana French
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Christmas book exchange.... Thank you for the wonderful book, journal, and bookmarks. I love Japanese inspired art. 😀😀🤗🤗 📚

ferskner That book is soooooooo good! 2y
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Thinner | Stephen King
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Thank you!! Thank you!! This was such a nice #bookmail Christmas surprise. 😀😀🤗🤗

MaleficentBookDragon I hope you enjoy the books. 2y
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#secretsantagoespostal
Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!
I love everything!!!! The tote, the charm, the books, the tea, the mug... Omg. It's great.

Rachael_reads The coloring book, the pencils... Eek. Woot!! 2y
Zelma Omg, the theme is the best ever! 😍👏 2y
Emily92Bibliophile I love this theme!! 2y
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shendrix413 Yay! I'm so glad you like it! I had so much fun putting it together! 2y
shendrix413 @Rachael_reads the little Alice with the leaf is supposed to be a book mark, but when I got it it's so delicate! I was really tempted to order another one for myself! 😁😂 2y
ScientistSam Awesome theme! 2y
ReadingRover Great box!!! 2y
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Pickpick

I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, mostly light-hearted read.

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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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The Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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#BOTM 😀😀👍

Hollie I loved Evelyn Hugo! 💚 2y
rubyslippersreads All three of these were good. 😊 2y
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
I liked Little Fires Everywhere, but I liked this one more. 😀

Reggie I put this on every post of this book, but this had me crying in the drive thru of McDonalds 30 minutes after I had finished it. Lol, I love this book. 2y
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Mommamanzi The Hike is getting read this month over here! 2y
britt_brooke Nice haul! 2y
InBooksILive I really enjoyed Marlena! Got it as a BOTM few months ago. Really great book! 2y
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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#botm arrived!!!
I read And Then There Were None when I was in high school, but I think it needs a re-read. 😀

Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Jenni_Capps 😍😍😍 2y
tammysue Great pics! 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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@Bookzombie
Omg... I love everything. The books you picked are completely on point. I can't wait to read them. And I loved the postcard and Halloween items too. Thank you!! Thank you!!
Sorry this post is late, I haven't in home.
#halloweengoespostal

Reviewsbylola My BF Exorcism is so fun! 2y
Bookzombie Yay!! I‘m so glad you like it! 2y
Cinfhen Awesomeness 💓💓💓 2y
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This is on sale today for $5.99 on Amazon. #ordered
Woot!!

Bookzombie Hi. @Rachael_reads Did you get your Halloween package? I was your match and it shows delivered on 10/18. I want to make sure you got it. 🙂 (edited) 2y
Rachael_reads @Bookzombie Yes, sorry, I'm so behind when it comes to posting. I absolutely loved everything. It was perfect. Thank you!!! 2y
Bookzombie @Rachael_reads It‘s okay. I‘m relieved you got it and so happy you love it. 🙂 2y
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Picked three this month....
#botm 😀😀😀

Reviewsbylola I‘ve debated adding Sleeping Beauties. 2y
Rachael_reads @Reviewsbylola I didn't add it last month and regretted it. Then, I was at Barnes and Noble and it was more expensive there, so I waited to add it to my November box 2y
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Pickpick

Very good!!! I want to know more about Mia... She appealed to me the most! :)

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Alice I Have Been: A Novel | Melanie Benjamin
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#fairytaleretellings #retellingsbookswap

Thank you @rubyslippersreads !!!
I love everything. I love Alice. The postcard and bookmarks are awesome. Plus, I don't have any of these books!!! Thank you!!!
PS... Sorry I'm late posing this.

emtobiasz Ooh, what is that purple book on the bottom? 2y
rubyslippersreads I'm so glad you liked everything! I ❤️ Alice too. The only one I haven't read is Down the Rabbit Hole, so I'll be "curiouser and curiouser" to hear your review of that one. ? 2y
rubyslippersreads @emtobiasz I hope @Rachael_reads doesn't mind my jumping in and answering, but it's 2y
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Mommamanzi Wow, what a great package! I want to read Down The Rabbit Hole now!!!! 2y
tpixie @rubyslippersreads @Mommamanzi @Rachael_reads I loved both Alice and Down theRabbit Hole. I‘m an Eve Dallas/JD Robb fan. ❤️ 2y
tpixie @rubyslippersreads ooh that sounds fun, too! 2y
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Coaching Psychology Manual | Margaret Moore (MBA)
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#currentlyreading
My fiction reading is on hold...

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Death by Darjeeling | Laura Childs
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#letsgetcozy
Thank you so much!!! I love everything!! I needed a tea infuser, actually. 😀😀😀

LeahBergen This looks lovely! 2y
Librarybelle I'm so glad you like everything! 2y
mabell What a cute card! 2y
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mjdowens Is that an owl tea infuser? I must have that! 2y
coffeenebula How adorable! 2y
Rachael_reads @Librarybelle I do!! Thank you so much! 2y
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Pickpick

I'm in between thinking this was good and so-so.
Quick read. Entertaining. Light-hearted despite the subject matter. The writing style was different...
📚 🙂

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#botm
Love it!!

Reviewsbylola I got this one too! 2y
Kmmsellers Me too! 2y
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I stumbled upon this...this book isn't in the litsy database, but I'm so excited to read this!!
I didn't know anything about #fairytaleretellings until today. 😲 How did I not know about this genre? I mean, of course, I've heard of Wicked, but I didn't know there was an entire category. I love Alice in Wonderland. Eek!!
Recommends??
#retellings

julesG If you like romance, try a fairy tale retelling by @EloisaJames. This is (one of) the first 2y
InLibrisVeritas The Lunar chronicles is a YA retelling series. I've read all of the books except one so far 2y
InLibrisVeritas If you want something non-YA and Peter Pan related then I recommend 2y
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Mommamanzi If you haven't already you should check out my books swap #theretellingbookswap !! I love retellings. As @InLibrisVeritas said, the Lunar Chronicles are AMAZING. I also just read The Neverland War and that was pretty cool too. 2y
MinDea @InLibrisVeritas sounds very interesting! Thanks for the recommendation 2y
Rachael_reads @Mommamanzi Yes, I signed up yesterday!! Then, I started looking on Amazon for retellings, and that is how I discovered this book. Lol 2y
Mommamanzi @Rachael_reads good! I am hoping to get to yesterday and today's surveys today. Can't wait to match you! 2y
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#currentlyreading
I'm excited for this one. It appears to be highly recommended. 😀📚

AmyG Anne Lamott is amazing. 2y
OrangeMooseReads Love Anne Lamont. I liked the way she wrote this one. 2y
BookishBelle I love this book and I love her. If you don't already follow her on fb, do it! 2y
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Joyfulmimi One of my favorites 2y
PenguinInFlight One of my favorites, as well!! 2y
minkyb Agree wholeheartedly with @BookishBelle ! 2y
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I got my latest #restingbookface selection... And chocolate. Yummy!! Thank you, @Onioons

Mommamanzi Looks so good! 2y
ephemeralwaltz Mint chocolate is my favorite!!😱❤ 2y
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This was a quick read and very inspiring. 😀👍

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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audio of this book. It was ok. It was different... I liked that, but overall I thought it was just okay.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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This has been on my #TBR forever.
Yes, those are my kiddos in the water. 🌴 📚 😀

LazyLibrary Great view! 3y
ruskigurl16 Happened once this summer. And it was barely warm enough. 😕 Maybe I will escape again. 3y
mcipher Beautiful! And -- I'm glad someone else watches her kids like that. 😂 3y
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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I enjoyed this as a light beach read. What did you think of the ending?

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Tell Me Something Real | Calla Devlin
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I had to stop in this bookstore while on vacation! 🌴 📚

Erinreadsthebooks A House in the Sky 💙💙💙💙💙 3y
Aleida House in the Sky was a tough read, but good. 3y
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Mrs. Fletcher: A Novel | Tom Perrotta
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Beach reading. Currently reading. 🌴 📚

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Pickpick

I'm still thinking about this book and I finished it two days ago... That means it was thought provoking at least.

Born.A.Reader Food for thought, possibly? 😉😉 3y
bookloo Yay! I felt like I was the only one who loved it. 😕 3y
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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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Prairiegirl_reading Get the tissues ready. 3y
Rachael_reads @Prairiegirl_reading Oh no!!! It's not sad yet.... 3y
Prairiegirl_reading It's really good but it gets there. I won't spoil anything but you've been warned. 😉 3y
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The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China | John D. Day, M.D., Jane Ann Day, Matthew LaPlante
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Mehso-so

Seems like common sense... I find that's the case with the majority of books like this.

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The Longevity Plan: Seven Life-Transforming Lessons from Ancient China | John D. Day, M.D., Jane Ann Day, Matthew LaPlante
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Currently listening! 📚 📚 📚

[DELETED] 3216391035 Sounds intriguing.... 3y
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So peaceful.

UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
Jinjer Wow! Where is That beautiful place? 3y
cathysaid Lovely! 3y
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mjdowens Looks like my dream reading place❤️ 3y
Rachael_reads @Jinjer It is the Montour Trail, Pittsburgh, PA 3y
Abailliekaras Love that green! 3y
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#restingbookface
I'm at the USPS sending the next selection to @MaleficentBookDragon !!!

MaleficentBookDragon Thanks! I'll get a lookout for it. 3y
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