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Reggie

Joined August 2016

“There is nothing more luxurious than eating while you read—unless it be reading while you eat.” – E. Nesbit
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Frankly in Love | David Yoon
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Frank Li is a Korean-American high schooler who is neither American enough or Korean enough. He wants to date a girl who just happens to be white but comes up with a ridiculous fake date scheme with a close Korean friend to fool his parents. This book was so deep and representative of what it means to be caught between cultures. And it was hilarious because of Franks strong and questioning voice. Reading the back interview between David and 👇🏼

Reggie his author wife Nicola Yoon, you see where this book comes from when he tells you how in real life his parents didn‘t attend their wedding because they didn‘t approve of who she was. Because she was black. And how they didn‘t talk to him for 10 years. How he talks about how you can love your parents but just be disappointed in them. Really illuminating. Read this book. Super pick!! 10h
TrishB 10 years!!!! A long time to be disapproving. 9h
Reggie It is!!!! Have you ever read her? She wrote The Sun is also a Star. The Jamaican girl in there falls in love with a Korean boy. It just hit me that he is probably inspired by David. @TrishB 9h
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TrishB I loved both her books. I can‘t imagine cutting myself off from my kids because I didn‘t like their partner- whatever the reason. ☹️ so sad. 8h
Centique Serendipity! I have this book on reserve at the library and hope it comes in soon. 😍 5h
Reggie @Centique it‘s so good and just has a lot of things going for it throughout the book. 5h
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Cantoras: A Novel | Carolina De Robertis
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Cantoras means singer but also a slang term for women who love other women. 5 women in Uruguay find a secluded beach area in Cabo Pollonio where they make a safe space to be themselves in the 1970‘s away from the city and its dictatorship. There was a heady desire in here that lead the way to personal evolutions onto personal revolutions all the while Uruguay is also in a revolution. This is easily a top 3 book of the year for me. Loved it.

Reggie https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=yhJqBdFMIVI this was the review that made me want to read this. @MicheleinPhilly just in case you needed more reasons. 9h
Centique Wow! I already stacked this but I‘m so impressed it is in your top 3. I think I could make a fab reading list just using your top books each year! 5h
Reggie @Centique 😊this book was beautiful and there‘s something to be said about the ones who have come before (queers) because not all of us make it and surviving and still managing to live life. The ladies in here were just amazing. Amazing. 5h
Centique @Reggie that sounds so beautiful. Do you know I am so moved by that subject because I was obsessed as a teen about my uncle who died by suicide before I was born (in the 1960s). 😰 He looked like a movie star and my older family tell lovely stories about him. His mother adored him but the 1960s were bloody hard I‘m sure. 💕💕 4h
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This book was pretty special. Two sisters have a falling out after an inheritance and we follow them and one of the sister‘s granddaughters over decades of life. It had it all, beer, pie, tender hearted yet tenacious grandmas, the unknown things in life families do for each other without acknowledgement, the heartache and joy of life. Just so good. Pick!

Maria514626 Sounds lovely. Plus, I live in Minnesota, like beer and pie. Tagged. 😄 2w
Cathythoughts Great review 👍🏻. Have this requested from the library ♥️👍🏻 2w
LeahBergen Great review! 👍🏼 2w
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TNbookworm Great review! 2w
Tanisha_A Nice review! 😀 1w
kspenmoll Great review. Have this to read. Loved the author‘s first book. 1w
andrew61 That sounds great. 6d
nichollinlove Great review! Can't wait to read it! 3d
Lauram What a wonderful review! I‘m picking up a copy of this book tomorrow as an alternate selection for book club and am tempted to just read what you wrote to others in the group. 2d
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Omg, this book is so tender and beautiful, and sad in some parts.

Centique This sounds so touching 💕 Stacked for sure 2w
Maria514626 The tactility (a word?) of that passage is gorgeous. 2w
kyraleseberg Loved this book! ☺️ 2w
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Reggie @Centique you would LOVE this book! 1w
Reggie @Maria514626 a lot of this book is like this paragraph. 1w
Reggie @kyraleseberg It was so beautiful! I really loved Edith. 1w
Avanders Cub Foods!! ♥️ 6d
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#covercrush #7coversin7days @jenniferw88 Thanks for the tag, @Tex2Flo and here are mine. The U.S. cover on the left and the U.K. cover on the right and both are lovely.

AmyG Agreed! 2w
Tanisha_A Yep, beautiful! 😍 2w
Tex2Flo The colors and graphics are arresting. Great choice. 2w
Cinfhen Nice choice 🧡 1w
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Derek Roland Black was groomed from a very early age to take over as the next White Nationalist leader. Which as I read his tactics he himself came up with, were very scary because they were more subtle yet packed more of a punch. He ends up going to a liberal, hippie, college where nobody knows him where he meets the very people his ideology tells him is the enemy. He befriends them and when he is outed at the school for who he is as a white👇🏼

Reggie nationalist,all hell breaks loose on campus. It is his first friend he made there, Juan, an immigrant from Peru, two other friends, Matthew and Moshe, both Jewish, and Allison, who extend their friendship through Shabbat dinners that begin to transform his identity. But the issue now is that when he ran his nationalist podcast, a lot of what he said then has grown into what we are seeing now. How does one come back from that? This book👇🏼 (edited) 2w
Reggie is a great start. (edited) 2w
Cinfhen #stacked because who doesn‘t love a Shabbat dinner?!??! 2w
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Reggie @Cinfhen I‘ve never been to a Shabbat. Lol, but the ones I‘ve seen in movies and read about, look and sound beautiful. It‘s a great book full of history I had no idea about. 2w
Cinfhen Reggie, you have an open invitation for Shabbat dinner 😘 2w
Reggie @Cinfhen ❤️ 2w
Redwritinghood Wow! Sounds intense and eye-opening. I‘m still amazed, and terrified, by how much white nationalism there is out there these days. 2w
Reggie @Redwritinghood this book IS eye opening because most of the nationalist rhetoric out there now comes from the tactics Derek started using when he ran his radio show and helped his dad run his hate website Stormfront. 2w
Smrloomis @Reggie @Redwritinghood could not agree more. The white nationalism stuff is terrifying. Also you should really take any Shabbat dinner invitations that come your way 😆 @Cinfhen you may have to cook more! 2w
Cinfhen A big pot of chicken soup with fluffy matzah balls can feed a crowd @Smrloomis so consider yourself invited as well 😁 2w
Smrloomis @Cinfhen 😁👍🏽 2w
BooknerdsLife Great review and sounds interesting yet intense...& sad to know it‘s still happening 😔 2w
Reggie @Smrloomis I said it in a post long ago, I‘m always on the lookout for that Jewish family in New Mexico that I can bully into inviting me to a Shabbat. Lol. 2w
Reggie @BooknerdsLife Thanks!!! It‘s a good read. 2w
Smrloomis @Reggie 😂 Good luck with inviting yourself over to other people‘s houses! 2w
ReadingEnvy He's speaking where I work on Thursday but I'm running a storytelling event around the same time so have to miss it. http://www2.furman.edu/academics/CLP/Pages/Events.aspx#/?i=1 2w
Reggie @ReadingEnvy that‘s too bad. He really sounds like a bright, intelligent, young man in the book, and it sounds crazy but that was even before his transformation. He is described as someone who just had a natural curiosity for life. 2w
ReadingEnvy @Reggie yes it sounds good for sure. I need Hermione's timeturner! 2w
Suet624 My daughter talks about this book all the time. For some reason every time I go to the library I forget the name of the book. Grrr.... I want to read it. 6d
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How funny that the news out on the left comes out as I‘m reading this book. It doesn‘t seem that they‘re about the same thing...... but they are.

Cathythoughts Life is mad ... 2w
Reggie @Cathythoughts it‘s kinda crazy. I‘m only 30% in but it‘s soooooo good so far. 2w
Aimeesue I keep having this same conversation with people about Neo Nazis. My position is that you are never going to change a person's mind by demonising them. Denounce the evil racist beliefs, for sure, but you can't change someone's outlook by yelling at them. That takes compassion and a step away from anger. I'll be waiting for your review of this book! (edited) 2w
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Centique Oh wow this sounds interesting but also horrifying. You‘ll have to tell me whether I could read this or not. I might literally explode at how awful people are... 🌋🌋🌋 2w
Reggie @Aimeesue I agree with everything you said. Michelle Obama says it‘s hard to hate up close. I think you would like this book very much but I will be honest, parts of it scared the hell out of me. 2w
Reggie @Centique It‘s totally worth reading. Yes it is scary how horrible people can be but here is a story of hope. If this guy can change so can others. Plus there‘s a lot of history in here worth knowing. 2w
Smrloomis I kind of always assumed that some people doing “conversion therapy” were trying to deny themselves. But now that it‘s come out for this person - honestly I just feel pity for them. That sounds pretty awful for all involved. 😢 2w
ReadingEnvy AND the guy who made his million on courtship (very popular in the fundamentalist set) recently apologized. 2w
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This was an entertaining imagining if Holmes and Watson‘s many great grandchildren met at an American boarding school to fulfill their familial destiny by becoming friends and solving a murder. Told from the voice of a very melodramatic Jamie Watson, I laughed a lot and was kept interested by his interaction with a very pithy Charlotte Holmes. Pick. A survey at work says Cumberbatch and Freeman are the only Holmes and Watson that matters. I‘ve👇🏼

Reggie never seen any of the series or read the original stories which I think would have helped a little. Maybe I missed out on a couple of nods. Still a pick. 2w
LeahBergen I dunno. Cumberbatch is good but I‘ll always love Jeremy Brett‘s portrayal of Holmes. ❤️ 2w
erzascarletbookgasm For me Jeremy Brett‘s is the most perfect portrayal but Cumberbatch + Freeman (great pair) brought new life to the characters. I didn‘t like the Miller-Lucy Liu portrayal and RDJ is a big no-no! 🙅‍♀️ (sorry RDJ fans). 2w
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RamsFan1963 I like Cumberbatch, but I'd have to go old school and pick Basil Rathbone as my favorite Sherlock. 2w
batsy Rathbone and Brett are excellent and way better than Cumberbatch, imho 😁 And I think I'm the only one who holds this opinion but I find Jonny Lee Miller's Sherlock more interesting than Cumberbatch's performance, too. This book/series sounds really fun! 2w
ValerieAndBooks I agree with the above that Jeremy Brett was great as Holmes. This one looks good! 2w
PlayingBonny @batsy FWIW you‘re not alone when it comes to Miller (after a reread of the books I appreciate his performance even more, to be honest). Brett is my ultimate Holmes though. 2w
PlayingBonny Thanks for the rec, I have a special place in my heart for Holmes pastiches. 2w
Reggie @LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm @RamsFan1963 @batsy @ValerieAndBooks @PlayingBonny Thanks for all the responses! I don‘t know if does the originals justice but the book was fun. 2w
BooknerdsLife I love Sherlock Holmes and this book sounds like a fun read 🧐 Stacked! 😄📚📚 2w
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19 essays from Arab women journalists from all over the Arab World. This was eye opening to this American in his self spun cocoon. I had no idea what the Arab Spring was or how it started or who Mohamed Bouazizi was. How this was a catalyst for everything that happens in this decade for the Middle East. I must admit I had my own preconceived notions about the area and women from the Middle East and this was revelatory. I‘m glad I read it. 👇🏼

Reggie I just want to add that the strength these women have to fight to be able to do something that society tells them that, based on their gender, they have no business doing, while witnessing and reporting on nightmares one can only hope to never have to live through left me with a deep sense of respect and gratitude towards them. Pick! (edited) 3w
Tanisha_A I stacked it yesterday after reading your blurb. Sounds like a powerful read! Great review! 💙 3w
Suet624 Well now I have to go find this! 3w
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Suet624 And yes, so much respect for these women. (edited) 3w
IvoryLunatic Ah I this exactly the kind of book I want to be reading more of. Thank you for the review! 3w
LibrarianJen I took a women and war history class in undergrad and loved it! This would have been a great addition to the class. If you want something else similar try 3w
thebluestocking You write great reviews. 💙 2w
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Anything by Khaled Hosseini and Marlon James because both have books I‘ve read but put me in this frame of mind that I have to be in a certain space to read something else by them.
2. Boy Wonder by James Robert Baker
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4. Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb ♾✨
5. Anyone who would like to play.

Thanks for the tag @Redwritinghood

Cathythoughts The Kite Runner- I saw the movie .... unbelievable! So good. I must read the book too 👍🏻 👍🏻 3w
Reggie @Cathythoughts that‘s the only book of his I read and I want to read more but always tell myself I‘m not ready. I loved the Kite Runner. 3w
TrishB You have to be ready for A Thousand Splendid Suns. It‘s in my all time top 10, but it‘s raw and emotional and you have to be prepared! 3w
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Reggie @TrishB That‘s the one!!!!!! This girl at work, she said that‘s her favorite book ever, but she said be ready to have your insides ripped out. Lol, so that‘s why. Exactly what you said. 3w
Cathythoughts Powerful stuff!! I remember I had to leave the cinema briefly , to gather myself.... strong movie. Strong subjects ... 3w
vivastory #3 you speak the truth, my friend 3w
TrishB @Reggie @Cathythoughts it‘s so worth it, but completely heart wrenching. I‘ve brought it for people with a health warning - be prepared. 3w
Cweeeevs Totally agree with you about Marlon James! I've had Black Leopard, Red Wolf staring at me for months now and I don't know when I'll be ready for it! 😭 3w
LeahBergen I‘m with you on # 3! 😆 3w
Reggie @vivastory @LeahBergen everyday I stack more books here on Litsy and I think, when the hell am I gonna read all of those! Lol One day last week it was some crazy number like 10!! 3w
Reggie @Cweeeevs lol, same. I bought that book when it came out and it‘s still chilling on my shelf. I just remember thinking that when I read Book of Night Women it was a book I thought I had worked hard at reading. An honest couple of good hard days work of reading. I just need to go for it. (edited) 3w
Cweeeevs @Reggie that's exactly how I felt about it! 🤣 I keep going too easy on myself, I should just tackle it. 3w
Centique I smiled so hard at number 3. I‘m so similar. Give me ALL the books. (Heaven has to have a library right? I‘m thinking my TBR is gonna have to come with me. I‘ll be standing at the pearly gates saying “But how do I transfer my Goodreads Wishlist?” 😂😂) 3w
dukhnashan Thanks again have $0👍 2w
dukhnashan Hello🌛🌞🔥☝️🤙🙏👍🥀🌷🌹❤️🌼🌼💥🌀🔥🌛🌞 🤾🏼‍♀️hii💯 just 2w
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This is from the introduction but I‘m 2/3rds of the way finished with it. I could have finished it tonight but this isn‘t a book one barrels through. If you‘re like me and have had your head in the sand, it‘s pretty eye opening. Much respect to all these women.

Niso As an Arab woman, I 100% endorse this statement and this anthology ❤️ I hope you‘d have a great time reading it! 3w
Reggie @Niso I just finished this book and thought it was great. It was very educational. 3w
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Hag | Kathleen Kaufman
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I think that the writing in here was lovely. The Hag is a misunderstood woman named Cailleach who is centuries old slumbering as her lineage lives on, waking only when they need help, waiting for the day when the circle will close. We read about her present day many greats granddaughter Alice and read about other generations weaved in throughout the story forgetting and finding their power. Is it perfect? No, but I enjoyed it. A feminist Pick!

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 4w
Cathythoughts Sounds good ! I‘m from a long line of Kathleens & Catherines & Kates & Kittys & I‘m getting old & into that territory 👍🏻♥️stacked ! (edited) 3w
Reggie @Cathythoughts in here the name Catherine comes from the name Catriona. Who happens to be near the top of their lineage. Hope you like it if you read it! 3w
ephemeralwaltz Reaaaally can't wait to read this! 3d
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Hag | Kathleen Kaufman
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I love this book so far. I love paragraphs like these. This book feels very Circe adjacent. Like they live in the same city but different neighborhoods.

Centique Ahhh sounds so good! 4w
Reggie @Centique it‘s right in our wheelhouse. 4w
Centique @Reggie I‘m so happy to have a shared wheelhouse! 😍 4w
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The Suicide Motor Club | Christopher Buehlman
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It‘s the late 60‘s and Judith Lamb is in a car with her 5yo son and her husband driving down a highway late at night when a car of vampires appears besides them and snatches her son. A 2nd car bumps her car and makes it crash horribly leaving them for dead. This is her revenge story against these vicious, sumbitch, vampires. I really liked the writing and how all the characters had these true to their character thoughts and memories. Pick!!!

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1mo
Reggie @TrishB Thanks, I think you‘d like it. 1mo
TrishB I was just looking on amazon! 3 reviews, 2 think its the best thing since sliced bread and the other thinks it‘s ‘a bit boring‘ 1 star!! 4.5 stars on US site! 1mo
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Reggie @TrishB but if you look at Goodreads it has a 3.92 average after 791 ratings. 1mo
Reggie @TrishB also you have to account for those people who are gluten intolerant. 1mo
TrishB 😂😂😂 1mo
LauraBeth I like a good revenge story! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Car crashing vampires? 🧛‍♀️ 🧛‍♂️ Sounds bloody exhilarating! 1mo
Reggie @LauraBeth on the DQ sliding scale this was a peanut buster parfait. Lol, it was pretty good. 1mo
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm it was. There‘s a part where the vampires are being chased by some state troopers and one of the big vampires only known to us as Neckbrace crawls out the window and cannonballs into the troopers at a super high speed effectively killing him. Neckbrace lives. Good, gritty, stuff. 1mo
LauraBeth Ohhh - see I can relate to this type of rating scale!! 🍦 1mo
vivastory This is the best thread I've read all week 🍦 4w
vivastory I'm glad you liked it! 4w
Reggie @vivastory glad we could entertain. Thanks again for the rec. I got Demon Theory from you by SGJ and I‘m gonna look up Sylvia Moreno Garcia‘s take on vampires later during Halloween. 4w
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The Suicide Motor Club | Christopher Buehlman
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@vivastory Thanks, Scott, for recommending this. I started this today and am really liking it so far.

vivastory I'm glad you're enjoying it. I've been meaning to read more Buehlman since this one. I've heard great things about 1mo
TrishB Sounds interesting! I‘ll look forward to your review! 1mo
Cathythoughts I love it 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
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Lindy 🍹🐎😁 1mo
KimM Might need to get this quote tattooed 😂 1mo
Centique Giving me reasons to start drinking earlier...! 😂 1mo
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I don‘t really ever drink but tonight I‘m making lasagna and I need red wine for the meat sauce and was completely blown away by the faux book covers I saw. There‘s the anthropomorphic sci-fi Paraduxx. Gritty historical thriller, 19 Crimes:The Uprising. Sad fiction tale, Hopes End. Humorous fiction, Sheep Thrills. Paranormal romance, The Prophecy. Post apocalyptic zombie thriller, Besieged. Meet-cute romance, Available, followed by its steamy👇🏼

Reggie sequel, Ménage a tois-Midnight. Lol I stayed in that aisle looking just at the bottle labels for a good 15 minutes lol. (edited) 1mo
readordierachel I love this post 😂😂 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I love 19 Crimes! 1mo
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TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1mo
saresmoore I love this! 1mo
vivastory Oh, man This is the best wine post I've seen in a long long time 😂😂🍷🍷📚📚 1mo
CarolynM Fab labels😍 1mo
Reviewsbylola I don‘t drink either. At least, not wine. 😆 1mo
Reviewsbylola Those are really cool tho! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Awesome! I love how you curated this 😊 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love these! 1mo
sprainedbrain This is great! 1mo
batsy These are very cool! 1mo
CatalinaSimona18 So cool. 1mo
Lindy @Reggie Fun post! I hope the lasagna was good too. One of our friends always brings Apothic Inferno to our monthly literary salons. 🍷 1mo
Centique That is brilliant. I bet they‘re seeing sales results from that concept! I‘m having a bit of a red wine renaissance at my house as it‘s a very dreary winter here - I‘m all about Shiraz at the moment - usually Australian. More importantly how was the lasagne?!!!! 1mo
Reggie @readordierachel @MicheleinPhilly @TrishB @saresmoore @vivastory @CarolynM @Reviewsbylola @ValerieAndBooks @erzascarletbookgasm @sprainedbrain @batsy @CatalinaSimona18 @Lindy @Centique Thanks!!! It was my first time and it came out pretty decent. I let it rest for 20 minutes after coming out of the oven and thought it was a little goopy. However it tasted great. And we had the rest today and after it congealed it was picture perfect and tasted 1mo
Reggie even better! 1mo
TrishB @Lindy I love the thought of your monthly literary salons 😘 1mo
youneverarrived How cool! 1mo
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Wicked Fox | Kat Cho
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Miyoung is a gumiho, a nine tailed fox, who saves a boy, Jiyoon, while he is being attacked by a dokkaebi, a goblin. In saving his life she has put hers at risk. I really liked this for the most part. I felt the second half dragged jusssst a little. However, the Korean culture, the food, all the mythology, the glossary in the back for all the Korean words used, the family dynamics, and all the DRAMA made this an enjoyable read. Pick!

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 book sounds interesting! 1mo
BooknerdsLife Awww Thank you for the review! 👍🏼 I have this book on my kindle, might need to push it up on my TBR 🙌🏼📚 2w
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Wicked Fox | Kat Cho
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The game I‘ve been playing for years, League of Legends, has this character shown up above named Ahri. And her bio is that she is a 9 tail fox creature who feeds on the lives of men. I just thought the game makers were being creative. Turns out it‘s Korean folklore. That ball she is holding which I thought was just some magic ball is her yeowu guseul- fox bead, which is her soul. Hmm, the more you know. Thanks reading! Lol.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I originally ran across that creature in of all place a book from the Vampire Diaries...haha. I love the books that pull from mythology. 1mo
DivineDiana Fascinating! 1mo
LibrarianJen Strangely reminds me of the Oodkind from Dr. Who. 1mo
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Reggie @Riveted_Reader_Melissa @LibrarianJen @DivineDiana It is fascinating. I‘m surprised you ladies didn‘t say it showed up in Supernatural. Lol. I do like mythology retellings and tie-ins. I even jumped the gun on this because the boy in here even tells her chapters later there is a gumiho character in League of Legends named Ahri. It was pretty cool. (Cause I‘m a nerd like that..😎) 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Reggie That‘s great when your tie in thought shows up later in the book!! Very cool! 1mo
LibrarianJen I haven‘t watched much of supernatural 😳 I know, I‘m the worst nerd ever. 1mo
Reggie @LibrarianJen not ever having watched Dr.Who is my secret shame. 🤫 don‘t tell anyone. Lol 1mo
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This book is so powerful. Gottlieb, a therapist, has a sudden breakup with a long term boyfriend and realizes she needs to go talk to someone about it. Her story of therapy intermixed with patients of her own combine to make this non-preachy book about how we are all human and how sometimes we just need help. There are people‘s stories in here and their revelations I won‘t be forgetting for a long time. A lovely, heart wrenching, pick!!!

Cathythoughts Great review ! I like the sound of “ non- preachy” 👍🏻 1mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts I think you would love this book. It‘ll make you bawl. Omg, the tears!!!! 1mo
Tanisha_A I have a slightly hard time reading non-fictions but your review makes me want to pick it up! 👏 1mo
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Reggie @Tanisha_A It‘s another one of those doesn‘t read like a nonfiction books, but in the best way possible. There are 4 of her patients she tells you about but as she tells you about them breaks their stories down in a most unobtrusive way that makes you appreciate what she has to say and I think everyone would see someone in their life if not some of themselves in this book. Please give it a try! 1mo
Centique Stacked! 1mo
Crazeedi This sounds very interesting 1mo
Reggie @Centique @Crazeedi It‘s sooo good. It is probably gonna be the X-mas book I give to my reader friends at work. All day today I thought of it. (edited) 1mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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This was very Mean Girls meets The Craft meets maybe a Twilight Zone episode? We meet Samantha who is in a MFA program at posh school in the middle of skid row. She‘s lonely, a fact that isn‘t helped at all by the clique of girls in her program know as the Bunnies. To tell more is kind of hard. It came off as this hilarious fever dream until the end which took me by surprise as it morphed into a heartbreaking love story? I really enjoyed it. Pick!

Cathythoughts Nice review 👍🏻♥️I have it stacked already 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘ve got this stacked too! 1mo
batsy I already have this stacked, but as usual if I didn't your brilliant review would have sold me! 😍 1mo
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CarolynM I'm intrigued! 1mo
TNbookworm Great review👍 1mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @CarolynM @TNbookworm This book was as totally bonkers/bananas as people have been saying it is. 1mo
readordierachel The Craft! Yes! I didn't even think of that but it's so true. 1mo
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Yeah, this book definitely keeps your attention. This is page 7. Lol They‘re at a college faculty mixer. Or as they call it in here a “demitasse” because they‘re too ivy and pretentious.

Tex2Flo As George Takei would say, “Oh my!” 1mo
Megabooks Whoa! 1mo
readordierachel I really enjoyed this one. So weird. 1mo
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LauraJ And it just keeps getting better... 1mo
Centique I love it. Fierce as! 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good. I see I have stacked already 👍🏻 1mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I ended up really enjoying this book. It doesn‘t read as nonfiction to me but I got sucked in. We read about Maggie, Lina, and Sloane. Maggie is a young woman who had an inappropriate relationship with a teacher. Lina is in a marriage where her husband refuses to kiss or touch her. Sloane is married to a man who watches her have sex with other men. I took a lot away from this book. How sometimes all we desire is a hug and a willing ear. Some-👇🏼

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TrishB Great review 👍🏻 1mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 1mo
Megabooks Great review! I agree about Sloane. 1mo
Centique Awesome job reviewing this. Gives me hope for the world that there are people like you in it, reading books like this! 1mo
Bookzombie Great review! 1mo
Reggie @Centique 😊that‘s how I felt when I listened to you on the podcast!!! 1mo
Reggie @Bookzombie Thanks!!! I would totally be interested in what you think about this novel. 1mo
Centique @Reggie 😘😘 1mo
Bookzombie @Reggie Thanks! It‘s on my TBR list. 🙂 1mo
Suet624 I love the variety of books that you read. 1mo
Reggie @Suet624 Thanks, Sue! 😊 1mo
ephemeralwaltz Great review, Reggie. I really like Sloane too. I'm almost finished with this one! 1mo
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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I‘m gonna admit to having difficulty seeing this as nonfiction with how flowery she writes some parts. I wanna judge Taddeo for something that is actually lovely but doesn‘t go with my idea of how something should be....? Which is my baggage right? Whatever, because I‘ve been sucked in and am now in the reading groove. The loneliness is palpable in this one.

TrishB Loneliness and sadness, I couldn‘t bear it. 2mo
Reggie @TrishB I know you bailed. I‘m always curious where and why you draw the line sometimes. I just want better for these women. Hopefully there‘s some sunshine in the end. 2mo
TrishB Sometimes I guess it‘s your own mental health at the time and whether you want to cope with the constant sadness and feeling like you are being bludgeoned by it. I honestly thought it was going to be a modern take on women fulfilling their desires without caring what society thinks. And it so wasn‘t. 1mo
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Megabooks I kind of thought of it as female pain porn. (The use of porn is a bit crude, but I meant it to reflect her deep voyeurism.) I didn‘t enjoy it. Too painful, too...dysfunctional (??) for me. 1mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I just bought it with that same expectation.... 1mo
TrishB @BarbaraBB I‘ll look forward to your thoughts! 1mo
Cathythoughts Palpable loneliness ♥️💔. And your in the reading groove ... what a place to be ... read on 👍🏻♥️ 1mo
Reggie ❤️❤️❤️@TrishB I think this book answers the question to why it wasn‘t about the women you wanted it to be about. As a society, we‘re all too quick to snuff out someone else‘s light. To be that woman takes ALOT of courage. I hope we see your book, though. 1mo
Reggie @Megabooks Coming from my Disney upbringing some of this was soooo foreign to me. But the later, gay and lonely, Reggie in his 20‘s Reggie found a lot to take away here. 1mo
Reggie @BarbaraBB I think me and you go 50/50 on agreeing on books so I‘m curious to what you think. 1mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts ❤️ you made me break out into 🎶 Carry on my waywarrrd suuuuuoooon.🎶 1mo
TrishB So true 💜 1mo
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I loved Paul Tremblay‘s collection of short horror stories with the exception of 2 of them that were way, way, above me. He has such a way of writing from a child‘s innocence. He also has a way of writing the details from the periphery that allow you to make up a much more horrifying picture. I‘m also in awe of the huge multi layered universe each one contained. These may be labeled horror but I‘d also add literary to the description. Pick!

JaclynW Great review! 2mo
Reagan-reads Ooh I can‘t wait to get my mitts on this one. Great review! 2mo
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Reggie @JaclynW @Reagan-reads @Avanders Thanks!!! I‘m not gonna lie. These stories had me all over the place. I cried into a bourbon bacon burger at Denny‘s last night on one story and then today another story made me tear up at Church‘s chicken. Lol, so just be prepared, because all is not what it seems. 2mo
Tex2Flo I‘m now officially afraid of this book. 2mo
JaclynW @Reggie Oh wow! Sounds like a book that really pulls you in. 2mo
Avanders @Reggie aww ... well, that might be a new one at Denny‘s 😉😆 2mo
Reggie @Tex2Flo I still think you should give them a try. The horror I got was not the one I was expecting. 2mo
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So with this story, Notes from the Dog Walkers, Tremblay demonstrates the different shades of horror. This story is made up of notes from the couple of dog walkers who walk this rescue puppy, Holly, that all started out like,”Holly is a great pup and loves belly rubs,” but have progressed to this hot-mess, craziness, lol. This book, it‘s great so far.

sprainedbrain This describes my shelving system fairly well. 😂 2mo
Lindy @sprainedbrain Mine too. I know where to find what I‘m looking for, even though they aren‘t in order. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks That is a great bookish passage! Speaking of crazy dogs, I had a friend who has one and it actually bit me on the leg in two places unprovoked!! She was more worried about the dog getting into trouble aka being reported than me and kept saying how sweet it normally is! I don‘t really see her as a friend anymore now ☹️ 2mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain @Lindy that‘s awesome. 😄 2mo
Reggie @ValerieAndBooks that‘s horrible and I don‘t blame you. 2mo
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Ridorkulous | Mary Frame
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I loved this book. Totally NA, easy breezy, funny and yet there was some great stuff in here for people who have no direction in life. Reese is invisible at college and Fitz (named after Mr.Darcy by his librarian mother. P.S.this quote moved me sooo much that I almost decided to read P&P....almost. Lol) has just had his heart broken. After an incident involving a hairy butt in the first couple of pages gets them thrown out of their respective👇🏼

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TrishB Great review Reggie 👍🏻 2mo
Kalalalatja This sounds so sweet, and everything that touches on P&P has my interest 😄 2mo
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Centique That sounds gorgeous! Anyhow you can always rewatch the BBC miniseries of P&P. Have you watched it before? It‘s my comfort blanket that show - love it to bits 😍 2mo
JaclynW Great review! 2mo
BooknerdsLife Great review!! 😊👍🏼 2mo
Reggie @TrishB @JaclynW Thank you!! @Kalalalatja It was a very sweet book with many quirky characters. @Centique it should come as no surprise that the only P&P movie I have seen is the one with the 🧟‍♂️ 🧟‍♀️ ‘s. Lol 2mo
Reggie @BooknerdsLife Thanks!!! 2mo
Centique Ha ha! 😂😂😂 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Reggie LOL I‘m so happy I‘m not the only one that‘s only watched the Zomibe P& P 😂👍🏼 2mo
LibrarianJen Oh this sounds cute! 2mo
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I thought, well, I only have one more book in the series, and also, I‘m just trash for the easy romance. This is easily my favorite in the series. Olivia and Adam hate each other at their job, but when they get sent to Texas from California to put a power plant online, everything goes wrong except for their attraction to each other. So good and funny. I laughed A LOT. Lots of nerdy, verbal sparring. A very nice rom-com!

Avanders @BethM have you read this series? Although I can‘t bring myself to stack-add 2 romances in 1 day (and I‘m already at my quota of 1, thanks to Reggie), Reggie‘s reviews always leave me thinking *someone* has to read this book! 😁😘 2mo
BethM @Avanders I haven‘t! Though I‘m super impressed you stacked even ONE romance! 2mo
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Melody is a freshman at MIT when she has a memorable 1 night stand. It is such a surprise when she meets him again only to find out that he is the heir apparent to the bazillion dollar company in California she just got hired at. Lol, this book is the definition of escapism. It took me back to The crazy drama of Melrose Place. Billion dollar playboys. Sisters cheating on sisters with their bf‘s. A woman leaving her man for a woman. It was a👇🏼

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Centique Sounds like a fun read 👍 2mo
Reggie @Centique I was at the laundromat laughing out loud at the ridiculousness. 2mo
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Rukhsana is a 17yo girl living in Seattle with her Muslim Bengali family. She happens to be lesbian. I kinda thought I was reading an on top of the water Disney story until Rukhsana gets caught kissing another girl and the story ramps up in frightening and horrific ways as she is sent to Bangladesh with her parents scheming to get her married. I was not in love with the writing as much as I was in love with the story. Kudos to Khan for putting👇🏼

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RaimeyGallant Great overview. 2mo
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So I bit because summer is the last time before October when I hit horror. For a $3.99 kindle book that was 115 pages I wasn‘t mad at it. These 13 stories felt like flash fiction. And I felt the writing could have been a touch better. There were a lot of crevices Basu could have colored in that would have enhanced the story. However those were my only cons. What he does have here are 13 great seeds from which to grow a novel maybe. Cause I did👇🏼

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TrishB Great review 👍🏻 I‘m not really into short stories because I always want to know more! 2mo
AbhisekBasu @Reggie Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed it. ☠️ 2mo
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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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Kristen is a spunky 20 something who is the bridesmaid for her friend Sloan, who is waiting for her boyfriend to get out of the service so they can start their lives together. She is also fertility challenged. Josh is the hunky firefighter who is the best man for his friend, Brandon. He helps Kristen with her online business. He also wants lots of children. This was so good!!!! I‘ve never had a book gut me, make me cry, but then make me laugh👇🏼

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mreads Glad to see you back, great review stacked! 2mo
Centique Amen to that! And this sounds amazing 😍 2mo
Reggie @mreads Thanks!! Honestly had I read this before July this would have gone on the best 6 so far list. I read it in a day. 2mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Bridesmaid, Olive Torres, and nemesis best man, Ethan Thomas, get to take a honeymoon together after everyone at the wedding falls prey to food borne illness. Of course they fall in love. It‘s cute. I really enjoyed the Hispanic family in here. They were well represented. My only complaint is that if you‘re gonna keep telling us how hot people are, write the sex scenes please!!! There was a lot of fade to the next morning going on. Lol. A pick.

CarolynM That's unusual for Christina Lauren - most of the ones I've read are very, ahem, detailed😳 2mo
Reggie @CarolynM That‘s what I was thinking! 2mo
Centique @CarolynM @Reggie I‘m glad I can always count on you two to verify when it‘s properly steamy 😂 2mo
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Maria514626 I loved this book! So fun! 2mo
CarolynM @Centique Oh yes, I am quite the connoisseur of smut. Recommendations available upon request😂 2mo
BooknerdsLife Hahaaa 😂😂love your review as always! 👍🏼Can‘t wait to read this one 🤗💚 2mo
Centique @CarolynM 😂👍💕 2mo
sprainedbrain Oh... fade to the next morning is so disappointing. 😳😂 2mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain I actually thought of you when I read the other romance The Friend Zone because it has that dreaded trope you said you hated. Oof it was rough. 2mo
Reggie @BooknerdsLife lol, thank you. It was a good one. 2mo
Reggie @Maria514626 lol, all the O names he kept calling her. I just discovered CL last year but I‘ve read 3 of their books and have really liked them. 2mo
sprainedbrain Dang! I had put that one on my list. Now I‘m afraid. 2mo
Maria514626 @reggie The nicknames were adorable. ❤️ This was my first CL. Definitely not the last! (edited) 2mo
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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I feel like this was as if Miranda from SATC never met Steve and chose to remain single and childless. And that was great with her. We follow Andrea, 40, in NYC as she navigates all the judgement being thrown at her for choosing to be single and childless. This was a hard look at life in general and how we all get to a place we never thought we‘d be at. The good and the bad. I really enjoyed this book.

youneverarrived Good to see you back 😁 2mo
Reggie @youneverarrived Thank you!! 2mo
Crazeedi Havent seen you around in a while!! 2mo
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Reggie @Crazeedi I was burnt out on a lot of things and took a 2 week vacation from work and just rested. But now I‘m back!! 2mo
Crazeedi @Reggie that's a good thing! We have to recharge batteries once in a while. Glad you got to just chill and breathe!💗 2mo
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This was a super cute comic about a vlogger, figure skater turned hockey player named Eric and his first couple of years at college. He happens to be gay and loves to bake. Super adorable. You get the camaraderie, the house life, the parties, the bro-life, the fights, the hockey. Good for cleansing the palette. Thanks again @quietjenn for the book!!!

CarolynM Got to love a gay hockey player😉😄 2mo
BarbaraBB Glad you‘re back! 💕 2mo
BooknerdsLife Awww sounds like lots of fun 😄 2mo
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BooknerdsLife @CarolynM Hahaa I couldn‘t have agreed with you more 🤗😆 (edited) 2mo
quietjenn I‘m so glad that you‘ve enjoyed them! 2mo
funnypages This book is so great! Charming, funny, romantic, and full of heart. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. :-) 2mo
Reggie @funnypages I love the 2nd year when the senior tells him that he can‘t give sweaters or pie to the freshman they‘re hazing. Lol he‘s so cute. 2mo
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Offspring | Jack Ketchum
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This is the sequel to the Off Season. It‘s been over 10 years since the lone cannibal who survived the last book has been able to kidnap enough kids to grow a new brood. Throw in a lovely tech couple, their friend and her young son who they‘re trying to help into a new life, her sociopathic soon to be ex husband, an ex sheriff trying to retire peacefully, all converging with one last cannibal attack. Good stuff!! Jack always makes you care 👇🏼

Reggie about those about to be brutally cannibalized. Thanks, @quietjenn for the book!!! 2mo
TrishB And he‘s back, great review 👍🏻 2mo
Reggie @TrishB Thank you!! 2mo
Mollyanna Welcome back! I‘ve missed you and your fab reviews. 2mo
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@batsy @Cinfhen These are my #Top6SoFar. Ever since I started reading again and joined Litsy, certain books still speak to me like Kindred and The Handmaiden‘s Tale from my first, Circe, An American Marriage, and The Overstory from last year, and these are the ones who talk to me this year even though it‘s been months since I‘ve read some of them. Honorable mention to Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

batsy Intriguing choices as always! And I'm so glad to see Strange Weather in Tokyo there ❤️ 2mo
Reggie @batsy it was the first book I read this year and still the best so far. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Interesting choices. I‘ve read none of these! 😅 2mo
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Erinreadsthebooks Women Talking 😍🙌🙌🙌 2mo
Centique I‘ve screenshot this! So many good books 🥰 2mo
Tanisha_A Greaaaaat list! 2mo
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm @Tanisha_A Thanks, they were all so good!!! 2mo
Reggie @Erinreadsthebooks I loved that book so much!! 2mo
Cinfhen I loved woman talking and I‘m so happy to see you back on Litsy!!! 2mo
Reagan-reads Ooh I just got Women Talking! 2mo
Reggie @Reagan-reads I hope you like it!!! There‘s a lot of people all over the place with this one. Lol 2mo
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The Laws of the Skies | Grgoire Courtois
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This was a complete and over the top annihilation of innocence. 3 adults and 12 6 year olds go into the woods and never come out. This is their horrific story. I can‘t really recommend this one to anyone, but it is a pick.

erzascarletbookgasm I am most curious and intrigued by this book now, but I don‘t know if I am ready to read it 😱 after seeing all the reviews! 3mo
TrishB And that makes me really curious! 3mo
Reggie @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB I don‘t know if it‘s for you ladies.... 3mo
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TrishB I‘m not rushing! 3mo
Karkar Sounds good to me! Stacking 📚 3mo
KimM that's a nope
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batsy That face sums it up, doesn't it! 3mo
sprainedbrain Another tempting review. 🤔 3mo
Smrloomis @Karkar 😱😆 I‘m with @KimM Nope, nope, nope. 3mo
DGRachel Kudos to you for making it through! @erzascarletbookgasm @TrishB It‘s short, but brutal. Very, very brutal. 3mo
Centique I just watched Pitch Black on Netflix last night @Reggie so I‘m about ready to arm myself with a machete and a flame thrower before I next leave the house. 😂😂 I think that‘s my threshold for fear already reached. #notstacking #butyouwritethebestreviews 3mo
RaimeyGallant I'm terrified just reading the synopsis. 3mo
Reggie Lol @KimM @Smrloomis I don‘t blame you for the nopes. 3mo
Reggie @batsy @DGRachel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled the parts that got to me were when the kids were always internally asking for their mothers and the part where the author points out that the kids didn‘t know they were at death‘s door. That they thought what and where they were was just temporary. There was a lot of psychology going on. 3mo
Reggie @sprainedbrain I think you could handle this. 3mo
Reggie @Centique Lolololol yeah this is a definite no for you. Although it did remind me of Rain, because it‘s short and there is that section in the end that tells you about CPR. Well I‘m here the structure was the same but instead of 6 pages of CPR there is 6 pages of how a boar eats a little boy from his legs to his arms to his face. I started laughing because I had mentally checked out because of what the author was doing. Everyone else‘s death I 3mo
Reggie @Centique took hard. 3mo
Reggie @RaimeyGallant it is not for 99.9% of Litsy. It‘s rough. 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Yes - agreed. I appreciated the psychology of it that the kids didn‘t understand their own mortality. 3mo
readordierachel I'm reading this now 😱 3mo
Reggie @readordierachel whatcha think so far? 3mo
readordierachel I'm "enjoying" it. It's so f'ed up, but I'm hooked. 3mo
TrishB Hope you‘re ok Reggie - not seen a post for a few days! 2mo
Centique Yes! What @TrishB said. Your tribe is getting restless wondering where your wonderful reviews and comments are. 😉 Hope all is well and you‘re just off being busy. 🤞🤞💕 2mo
Suet624 Psst... thinking of you. I miss you!!! 2mo
sprainedbrain Hey, Reggie! Missing your posts around here. Hope you‘re well! 😃 2mo
merelybookish Popping in to see what's up! You are missed! 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Missing you too! Hope all is well. 2mo
LibrarianJen I‘m missing you too! I hope all is well. 2mo
CarolynM I'm another one dropping in to say I'm missing you and I hope all is well. 2mo
Reggie @TrishB @Centique @Suet624 @sprainedbrain @merelybookish @ValerieAndBooks @LibrarianJen @CarolynM @batsy @Cinfhen thanks for all the kind comments. Right before the 4th I was getting burned out at work, getting burned out a little with Litsy, and then I turned 40, and went into a midlife, what the hell have I done with my life, phase. #1stworldproblems But now I‘m just finishing my 2 week vacay from work, refreshed and ready to be back. Hope all 2mo
Reggie Is well with you all as well. Missed you all. 2mo
TrishB Awww Reggie, sometimes a good break from everything is just what‘s needed. Look after yourself 💕 2mo
CarolynM Yeah, 40 is a killer. If it's any consolation, 50 is nowhere near as bad😂 Glad you enjoyed your break. 2mo
TrishB @CarolynM so true! 2mo
batsy Lovely to see you back Reggie and it's true, sometimes time away is just what is needed. I'm feeling much of the same (40 next year) so I'm glad to hear that, @CarolynM 😅 2mo
CarolynM @TrishB @batsy I wish someone had told me in advance😁😀 2mo
Centique @Reggie omg Reggie, I was having conniptions that something had happened to you. Your last post was gruesome after all! 😂😂😂 I‘m MORE than glad to see your smiling face. 💕 And as for being 40 - you‘re wiser and more perceptive than at any other time in your life, less likely to put up with bullshit, more likely to prioritise what‘s important over what other people think - you‘re more golden than ever before and you‘ve got many years ahead! 2mo
Centique @Reggie I say this having taken a good few years to realise that myself! Now go write some of your famously unique reviews my friend to appease the ravenous hordes of your followers 😍🙂🙃😉 2mo
Reggie @Centique @batsy @TrishB it‘s funny, I was a little sad when I turned twenty cause I knew I‘d never be a teenager again. 30 didn‘t phase me at all. 40 blindsided me. Lol, thank you @CarolynM for the 50‘s preview. 2mo
Suet624 Reggie, I was worried something had happened to you too! Honestly, what would the world and Litsy be without Reggie? (Not being melodramatic here.) I value hearing your thoughts and missed you. @Centique @batsy @CarolynM I have to tell you, much to my surprise, hitting 60 was a piece of cake. Just hitting my stride. 2mo
CarolynM @Suet624 Good to know - it's not that far away! 2mo
Centique @Suet624 @Reggie I‘m so pleased to hear that! I think there are myths western society consumes about ageing - like we‘re becoming lesser as we age - and a kind of invisibility of older people and their stories that goes with it. Almost have to pull the curtain aside and find there‘s a vibrant world full of 40, 50, 60 and 70 plus out there 😊👍🤟 2mo
sprainedbrain I‘m so glad you‘re back! Sorry about 40... it happens to the best of us. 😂 2mo
merelybookish Welcome back! Glad you're feeling better! 2mo
Suet624 @Centique I love your comment about pulling the curtain aside. It‘s very true that I‘m a lot less visible to people - they often look right through me - but that allows me to get away with a lot more than I used to! 😂😂 2mo
LibrarianJen I‘m glad that you were able to take a step back and bounce back from it. I think my crisis was when I hit 30. I didn‘t want to “grow up”. Hopefully 40 won‘t phase me. 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Glad you‘re back, Reggie! And that you got some time off. Yes, numbers ending with a zero does tend to have that kind of effect! But think of it as that you‘ve made it this far with many more to go 😘 😊. 2mo
Centique @Suet624 brilliant! That‘s a strategy I can get behind! 😂 2mo
sprainedbrain Ok I just finished this. Holy hell! 2mo
overtheedge I loved this book! 1mo
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The Laws of the Skies | Grgoire Courtois
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Honestly, I was put into a reading slump for a couple of days by this book because I am a book monogamist and I‘m not gonna start another book until I finish this one. But this one is rough. You find out by the 2nd page of the prologue none of these 6 year olds survive. So why am I reading this? I love horror but kids.....the self betrayal is deep.

Cathythoughts I agree , anything with children I find very difficult.. can‘t read it 💔 3mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts it‘s all @batsy ‘s fault.😜 3mo
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batsy @Reggie @Cathythoughts I'm sorry 😆 @DGRachel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled and I were trying to warn everyone with our reviews 😭 #TheyAllDie 3mo
Suet624 Ouch. I‘m sorry. 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @DGRachel @batsy @Cathythoughts @reggie Batsy got us going and I guess we‘re just monsters. I‘m cool with it 😆 3mo
DGRachel Oh @Reggie I‘m so sorry. I guess @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled is right and along with @batsy the three of us are monsters. It is a brutal, depraved book. I don‘t read much horror, so I‘m always over enthusiastic when I read one I enjoy (and enjoy sounds wrong with the violence against kids, but it‘s the best word I can come up with). 3mo
Cathythoughts @batsy @DGRachel @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I just stacked it 🙄... I want to read it now 3mo
DGRachel @Cathythoughts 😂🤣😂🤣 All I can say is #YouHaveBeenWarned 🤣😂🤣😂 3mo
Reggie @Suet624 No, no, it‘s my own fault. I say I love horror and then find out there is a line. 3mo
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@quietjenn Thanks so much for my box!!! That bookmark is incredibly creepy! All those snacks! To go with all my books!! Thanks for making the longest day of the year awesome. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Reggie I will upload a pic as soon as we‘re able to. It‘s been down for a bit, just didn‘t want you thinking I forgot. 3mo
quietjenn Hooray! I'm so glad to hear that! It was fun and I hope you enjoy. 3mo
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Cathythoughts You‘re doing very well there ! Lots of lovely gifts 🥳 3mo
LeahBergen I‘ve had Blood Meridian on my shelf for ages. 🙄 3mo
Tanisha_A 😍 3mo
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Reentry | Peter Cawdron
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This is the sequel to Retrograde. Liz Anderson has come back from Mars after defeating the A.I. that devastated Earth and tried to kill the colony on Mars. However nothing is as it should be here on Earth. Or is it. She comes back to so much hate and then there was this scene where she has to answer to Congress that seemed all too real. However, this was not the all out A.I.- terminators coming to kill you in your sleep I thought it was gonna 👇🏼

Reggie be. It was action packed, yes, but it was thoughtful and hopeful. 3mo
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Reggie @readordierachel yeah, I kinda feel like he wrote Mary Roach as a character. She wrote that book about going to space, I haven‘t read it, but I feel like it would be close to this. 3mo
Lauram I was fascinated with brains when I took cadaver lab. They‘re not mushy at all! 3mo
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readordierachel @Reggie I've read that one and I totally see what you mean! 3mo
Reggie @Lauram that‘s fascinating, what do you do if you don‘t mind me asking? Are you a doctor, surgeon, research? 3mo
Lauram I don‘t mind you asking at all! I‘m an occupational therapist. 3mo
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Retrograde | Peter Cawdron
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The beginning of this book is the stuff of nightmares. We follow Liz Anderson as a scientist up on a Mars colony with the other 120 scientists split up by 4 regions from Earth. The U.S., Russia, China, and Eurasia. One night everything changes as they receive feed that many large cities have been nuked across the Earth. Can they come together to live or will they fall prey to the blame game. This was great and had all the elements of a great 👇🏼

Reggie sci-fi story, I just don‘t think they were all written cohesively and seamlessly together as they possibly could have been. 3mo
Avanders I wonder what percentage of my Litsy TBR is comprised of “Books Reggie Reviewed”... not a small percentage ... 😁 3mo
Reggie @Avanders 😊 3mo
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RaimeyGallant @Avanders lol. I said something similar about @batsy yesterday. 3mo
Avanders @RaimeyGallant 😁 Litsy has all kinds of traps 😁 3mo
batsy @RaimeyGallant You and @Reggie pose danger to my TBR, as well 😁❤️ 3mo
BooknerdsLife This sounds super interesting! Great review! 👍🏼🤗 3mo
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There is A LOT of science in this one so far and I‘m diggin it.

Texreader That‘s so cool 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Now I want to find out how long it takes for Mercury‘s tour around the sun! It‘s funny bc in astrology, they make a big deal about Mercury retrograding. I realize astrology is a pseudoscience, but sometimes it‘s right on. I guess everything is sometimes right on, however. Lol 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Ok, Mercury is only 88 days, so how can we see it retrograding? (edited) 3mo
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JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you🌻 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh wow!! That was so cool!! Thank you! I like how she highlighted Capricorn at the end!! Lol somehow my brain checks out on stuff like this, but I‘m going to believe in optical illusions...once I stopped a police officer when I saw a contrail that was at a 90 degree angle to the earth. He said it was an optical illusion, I looked at him like he was nuts, but the guy was right (most likely), meanwhile I‘m thinking aliens or chemtrails. 3mo
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The Trouble | Daria Defore
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Danny Kim is the frontman for his band The Trouble. One night after a show he rudely puts the moves on a concert goer who happens to be his new accounting class TA, Jiyoon. They forge a friendship after a breakup and as the semester goes on with the success of the band and all his classes, Jiyoon becomes the one person he didn‘t know he needed. This was one of the nicest gay romances I‘ve read in a while but I have dumb beef with one minor 👇🏼

Reggie Danny tells Jiyoon he is aromantic, a person who is not interested or desires a romantic relationship. When did this become a word? Am I getting old? Didn‘t we have a word for this already? Casual whatever or friends with benefits? Don‘t fcking tell me you‘re aromantic and then spend nights over at your “friend‘s” place spooning, caressing each other‘s face, going to a wine tasting on Thursday and then bailing on it because u both think it‘s 👇🏼 3mo
Reggie Lame but then buy your own bottle to sneak off to a park where your shoulders touch and the urge to kiss each becomes overwhelming. What am I missing here? Can someone explain this aromantic to me pls?!!l Lol, despite this, I loved this book.😁 3mo
merelybookish 😆 Aromantic looks like aromatic. It sounds a bit like asexual. 3mo
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Reggie @merelybookish but it‘s not. I thought the same thing. Aromantics can be sexual. They just enjoy the friendship of it all. It kinda weirded me out but if you look at some of the reviews on GR there‘s all kinds of “yay for aromantic representation!!!” 3mo
merelybookish @Reggie So aromantics like sex but not romance? I'm not sure I get it either... And any comments I might make will offend aromantics. 😬 3mo
Reggie @merelybookish Right. I will just say this. For a story with an aromantic main character, it was one of the nicest gay romances I‘ve read in a long time. 3mo
merelybookish @Reggie Well that doesn't seem insignificant! 3mo
mreads Love the graphic 😃 3mo
Theaelizabet Well, this has certainly been an enlightening post! Who knew? 3mo
LibrarianJen Interesting. So aromantics like sex but not romance. Ace like romance but not sex, pans like everything and everyone and, and, and yeah. #loveislove 🤷🏼‍♀️ Totally stacking btw. (edited) 3mo
lele1432 Lol @ "aromantic rep." ? I also think of aromatic when I see this lol. I'm with you...didn't know this was a word. Who knew? ??‍♀️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Relationships have never been too simple... I think there are lots of insecurities , definitely In the early days in my experience... 3mo
Reggie @mreads Thanks!! 3mo
Reggie @Theaelizabet @LibrarianJen @lele1432 @Cathythoughts I think different words mean different things to different people. Like we all probably have a different idea of romance, anyways it was educational to say the least, lol. 3mo
minkyb I learn something new every day. 3mo
Reggie @minkyb Happy 3 year litsyversary!!! 3mo
minkyb Thank you. Amazing it has been 3 years! @Reggie 3mo
Suet624 How do you read so many books?? 3mo
Reggie @Suet624 I‘m single and have no kids. That probably has something to do with it. 3mo
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I totally needed something easy, breezy after Notes on a Crocodile and this was totally it. Esther, an aerospace engineer, promises to help the neighbor she hates, Jonathan, with the science aspect of his screenplay as long as he takes her best friend out to keep her bf‘s ex off her mind. Esther who has trouble letting people in is shocked of course when she realizes how much Jonathan starts to mean to her. A great palette cleanser.

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Notes of a Crocodile | Qiu Miaojin
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65yo Female Coworker: Reg, you reading about crocodiles now?
Me: No, Franny, it‘s about a young female in the late 80‘s Taiwan, who is at war with herself because she can‘t reconcile the fact that she‘s a lesbian with what society has told her is normal. There‘s a lot of self hate and drama with the women she gets involved with because she never allows herself to love them.
65YOFC: (stunned silence).....that‘s sad.
Me: I know.

ephemeralwaltz Awesome review 😂 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love your review! 😁👍 3mo
Mitch Great review! 3mo
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Cathythoughts Love this Reggie ♥️ 3mo
SarahHarts_books Great Review Reggie!! I💖it so much! 👍 3mo
JennyM Reviews by Reggie are the best! 👏🏼😊😘 3mo
batsy This brilliantly sums it up! Fab review as always ❤️ 3mo
saresmoore That‘s it, exactly! (I bailed on it. 😬) 3mo
LeahBergen Perfect! 👌🏼 3mo
Redwritinghood Funny review but you sum it up well. I struggled reading this one a bit. It was kind of depressing. 3mo
readordierachel I love how perfectly you can distill a book! Great review. 3mo
Reggie @ephemeralwaltz @erzascarletbookgasm @Mitch @Cathythoughts @SarahHarts_books @JennyM @batsy @LeahBergen @readordierachel Thanks!!!❤️ @saresmoore I don‘t blame you. It was difficult to get through. @Redwritinghood It was depressing and it was a struggle. I do feel like I owed this author who committed suicide at 26 something. I‘ll be 40 in another month and not all of us make it to the other side when we‘re younger. 3mo
Centique Beautiful slice of life in your review Reggie. I can just picture Franny‘s face! 😂😂 3mo
Reggie @Centique lol yeah it was something like this 😯. Lol 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Reggie LOL Poor Franny! 😂 What an awesome review! 😍❤️👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
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This girl......

Cathythoughts Brilliant quote ♥️ 3mo
batsy She's really something! 3mo
readordierachel Sounds like a great read 3mo
Reggie @Cathythoughts @batsy @readordierachel not gonna lie this was a hard read. I had to put effort into to continually watch someone have the same hardships over and over agin so much so that I thought she might be crazy. And that‘s how it must have felt being so different from what the world tells you is normal at a time not so accepting as ours. Oof. 3mo
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Got it. Thanks a bunch, @quietjenn !!

quietjenn Hurrah, glad to hear it. I hope you like what's inside! 3mo
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1. No, sadly. Everyone just shortens my name and calls me Redge.
2. The tagged book which is one of my all time favorites.
3. No, and it makes me want to scratch my eyes out when I see someone say “hype ruined this for me.” Do yourself a favor, go in blind and don‘t read reviews. Lol
4. It helps but isn‘t a deal breaker.
5. Anyone else who wants to participate.

Reggie @Bookzombie Thanks for the tag. Happy Belated Birthday? I think you turned the big 40 during your Litsy sabbatical. Did you ever go to the SA book festival? If so how was it? And do you call your husband Papa Bear? 3mo
SW-T Love the responses to 3 & 4. I try to ignore reviews until after I‘ve read something because a lot of times it feels like the review isn‘t even about the same book. 😂🤔😂 3mo
Reggie @SW-T lol, thanks.Or I just wait for the hype to blow over and give it a while. 3mo
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Crazeedi I really never read reviews, I'll decide myself thank you. Now I have taken recommendations from littens who have similar tastes as I do 3mo
Reggie @Crazeedi exactly, you kinda have to have a circle of friends here whose reading tastes you trust. 3mo
Crazeedi @Reggie yes! 3mo
Bookzombie @Reggie 💗 Your memory is excellent! My 40th birthday was at the end of March. I did go to the festival. It was a lot of fun. I saw a number of interesting authors and added to my TBR. I don‘t really have nickname for my husband. What‘s been going on with you? 3mo
Tex2Flo Agree with foregoing reviews. I tend to only read them AFTER I've read the book to find out if my view is similar to the book jacket or reviewer (not).
Also, hate to spoil any surprise i. Tend to rely on a ranking system by people who like the same kinds of books that I do to tell whether or not I want to read it.
If I do happen to read a review, I wait for YEARS after to read the book itself so I've forgotten altogether.
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Finished!

Translated- Love by Hanne Ørstavik. Translated from Norwegian by Martin Aitken.

Swampy- Tentacle by Rita Indiana. Translated from Spanish by Achy Obejas.

Blue- Space Unicorn Blues by T.J. Berry

True- Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore by Elizabeth Rush.

Cathythoughts What!!!! Finished ! Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻. I must take a closer look at your books. I‘m doing this challenge too but I‘ve only just begun. 3mo
mhillis Wow!! That‘s amazing! I was also thinking about reading Tentacle for this challenge! 3mo
ReadingEnvy Woohoo! Any favorites from your square? 3mo
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Reggie @Cathythoughts Thanks!!! You‘ll be done in no time. 3mo
Reggie @mhillis Thanks! It works for both translated or swampy! It‘s a crazy ride. 3mo
Reggie @ReadingEnvy No, they were all pretty good to me in different ways. 3mo
Lindy Congrats! Are you planning to do another round? My goal is to come up with a #ReadingEnvySummerChallenge quartet each summer month. 3mo
Reggie @Lindy I wasn‘t but challenge accepted!!! 3mo
Lindy @Reggie Yay! 💪 3mo
andrew61 Well done, I'll probably still be finishing it in September. 3mo
Reggie @andrew61 oh please, with how much you read, finishing it for the 5th time, maybe.😜 3mo
andrew61 @Reggie it's tempting - so many books.... Enjoy the rest of the challenge 👍 3mo
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