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samanthagutt

samanthagutt

Joined June 2018

Pharmacist | Book-lover
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The Address by Fiona Davis
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This book was heartbreaking in every sense of the word. It is about three generations of Palestinian women living in America who are still oppressed by their cultural beliefs. While they wish to change their “destiny” and find their voices in a male-dominated world, they struggle through a great deal of physical and emotional pain from their families. My #Booked2020 pick for #LiveAndLearn

Cinfhen Great choice for this prompt 💚 1d
BarbaraBB I am just reading this one too! 1d
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Not technically Friday anymore but here it is anyway!
1. One fluently (but I can get by in Spanish and Brazilian-Portuguese)
2. Tagged 😍
3. Four-ish?
4. 😂🥰☺️
5. Anyone who wants to join 😉
#Friyayintro

4thhouseontheleft Evelyn Hugo is a great book! 2d
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Evelyn Hugo was a famous Old Hollywood movie star who was finally ready to tell her life‘s story to journalist, Monique Grant. I absolutely loved this book from start to finish. It gave me all the Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner, Jayne Mansfield vibes. I actually couldn‘t put it down because I just HAD to find out more about Evelyn‘s life and her connection to Monique. My #Booked2020 pick for “Set in Hollywood”

HOTPock3tt I adored this book! ♥️ 3w
Cinfhen So glad this book was a pick 💚Good choice for #SetInHollywood 🎬 3w
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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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This was a cute story about family, culture, and love. As a second generation immigrant (my mom is from Brazil), I easily related to Marisol‘s struggle with preserving her cultural heritage and fitting in while visiting Cuba.
My #Booked2020 pick for #CoverCrush / Pinterest-Worth (this book cover is absolutely stunning 😍)

Cinfhen I agree, I‘ve always been drawn to this cover 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice pick! 3w
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The absolute ONLY reason I have a Twitter is to tell authors how much I love their books 😂 I love when they actually reply!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!!! 🎊🎉 3w
SW-T 😊😊😊 3w
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I wasn‘t sure what to expect going into this book after reading some of the pan and so-so reviews, but I actually enjoyed it! It was recommended to me by a friend, so that‘s why I ultimately gave it a chance and I‘m glad I did. It was well-written and a fun mystery/thriller read. The only problem was that I figured out the mystery about halfway through the book. This was pretty much a Lifetime movie in book format

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I actually really enjoyed this story! Loved the fact that it alternated between different time periods and had the perfect mix of fun, romance, and mystery. I‘ll definitely be reading more of Fiona Davis!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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Such a beautiful, short read! As someone who lost her grandfather to very advanced dementia and who works in Alzheimer‘s and dementia research, this story touched me in so many ways. It goes through a man‘s struggle with dementia, as well as how it affects all three generations of his family. Definitely heartbreaking to read, but it shines a light on the tragic impact of the disease.

NeedsMoreBooks Just completed this, so beautiful 1mo
goodbyefrancie I love this novella! 1mo
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Another great historical romance by Pam Jenoff 😍 This one was a sequel to The Ambassadors Daughter; set during WWII, a young Jewish woman finds herself in a complicated situation with a high-ranking German soldier. So good, I couldn‘t put it down!
#Booked2020 prompt for “Finish in a Day”

Cinfhen Wow!! You must have really been absorbed in the story 😊👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2mo
aroc Hahaha! Knew you would finish it quick! I'm going to finish The Ambassadors daughter this weekend so we can chat on Monday! 😊 2mo
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WOW! This was an amazing story about a German woman living in France during WWI who feels trapped, her life already mapped out for her. It seemed like every other chapter ended on a cliffhanger, and I couldn‘t put it down. Also, this is one of the few books that I didn‘t correctly guess the ending!
My #Booked2020 pick for hat/head covering on cover 🤓

Cinfhen I think I‘m going to Love this prompt!!! Great way to kickstart the New Year 😊📚💕 2mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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What a way to ring in the new year! Amazing story about a woman who fought all odds to break free from a lifetime of abuse and neglect to become a PhD (without ANY schooling up to the age of 17)! This was such an inspirational story about forgiveness, perseverance, and the importance of self-love/acceptance. Just in time to motivate me for 2020! #Booked2020 pick for Millennial Author

4thhouseontheleft I went back and forth with starting 2020 with this or Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney (for the millenial prompt). I decided on the Rooney book because I have a hard time reading NF with house guests around, but will be reading Educated next! 2mo
samanthagutt @4thhouseontheleft I definitely recommend it! 😊 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick. I read this recently also! ♥️📚👊🏻 2mo
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NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this one ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn And your last 16 pts for a #wintergames #tbrreads! 🙌🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Great way to kickstart 2020 🥳 2mo
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Actually really enjoyed this book! Sure it was predictable but it was a really fun, light read. Perfect book to read during the stress of holiday season! #BOTMbuddyread #WinterGames #HolidayRead #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻❤️🎄 2mo
TheBookHippie It was so much fun!!! 2mo
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This was hard since I love all carbs 😂😭 #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn I picked all the carbs. 😂😂😂❤️🥐 2mo
samanthagutt @wanderinglynn brilliant! 😂 2mo
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Completed my Cheesy Christmas Movie Bingo Board! Here are the movies I watched (in addition to the movies listed on my last bingo board) #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

A Christmas Prince
A Royal Christmas
Northpole
Christmas Homecoming
Let It Snow
A December Bride

Clwojick WOohoo! 2mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 2mo
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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Nothing like a classic Christmas story to put you in a holiday mood ❤️ I‘ve seen so many variations of this as movies or plays, I can‘t believe I‘ve never read the original story before #WinterGames #TeamFestivus #HolidayRead

wanderinglynn ⛄️🎅🏼📚 3mo
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I wish my Christmas tree could stay up all year ‘round! 🎄 #WinterGames #TeamFestivus #XmasTreeContest

wanderinglynn So pretty! 🎄😍 3mo
TheSpineView Lovely! ❤🎄 3mo
JenReadsAlot So pretty! 3mo
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Normally, I don‘t mind cheesy romances or easy-reads at all, I actually enjoy them! This book was very cute and sweet, and the premise of the story was good. However, Macomber has a way of writing dialogue that annoys me. It sounds forced and unnatural, and the main character (Julia) often overreacted. I found myself enjoying some parts, and completely eye-rolling other scenes. It was just average for me! #HolidayRead #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️❤️ 3mo
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Christmas Angel made out of a book (unfortunately you can‘t see the little halo on her head) 👼🏻 #HolidayCrafts #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

ChasingOm I can see it! Beautiful!! 3mo
wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️ 3mo
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It was a pretty cute holiday love story. I wasn‘t expecting too much out of it but I still thought it was a light, easy read. Some of the dialect seemed unnatural between the characters, which was hard to get through at times. But overall it was a cute, fun #HolidayRead #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn 🙌🏻⛄️❤️ And definitely poke me if I don‘t comment on your posts (because that‘s how I know if I have you the points). 😉 3mo
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I‘ve had the hallmark channel on in the background while reading this week 🙊 #WinterGames #TeamFestivus
Here are the movies I watched to get the bingos!:
Switched for Christmas
Christmas List
A Shoe Addict‘s Christmas
Christmas Joy
Christmas Under Wraps

wanderinglynn w00t! 🙌🏻 Awesome! ⛄️ 3mo
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Fun Christmas word game 🎄#WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻⛄️ 3mo
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These riddles were so cute! #WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻⛄️ 3mo
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Festive Photo Challenge for #WinterGames Day 2 ⭐️
12.2.19- Sappy Holiday Romance.
One of the books I‘m currently reading (tagged) definitely falls under this category!
#TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Yay! ⛄️ 3mo
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Home Alone | Kim Smith
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Kicking off December with an old favorite 🎄 (so glad To have Disney+ on this rainy day)
#WinterGames #HolidayMovie #TeamFestivus

LouBeth One of the best 3mo
Charityann I‘m loving Disney+ 😊 3mo
wanderinglynn 5 pts holiday movie + 1 pt participation ⛄️ (edited) 3mo
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#Winter Games #TeamFestivus #Featsofstrength
Week 1: Feats of Strength
Only the tiniest snippet of my massive TBR list 😭 it seems to be growing as a MUCH faster rate than I can read!

wanderinglynn My TBR is a bit out of control too! 🙌🏻⛄️ 3mo
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This or That for #WinterGames #TeamFestivus !

wanderinglynn Yay! ⛄️ 3mo
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Festive Photo Challenge for #WinterGames Day 1!
12.1.19- Advent Calendar.
Just ordered this advent calendar online 🎄(every day there‘s a different tea instead of chocolate)
#TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Fun calendar! 3mo
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1. I only read 25 books this year (but I only really started in August after I graduated and passed my boards exams!)
2. My original 2019 goal was 20
3. One Day in December (which I‘m already reading for BOTM buddy read)
4. My favorite thing about winter is Christmas!
#WinterGames #TeamFestivus

wanderinglynn Congrats on passing your boards! 🥳 And for surpassing your reading goal! 🙌🏻 3mo
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November Book Bingo results for #bookishbingo 🦃💛🧡 I didn‘t get to mark as many boxes as I usually do, but I still managed to get a bingo this month!

Bookwormjillk You did great! 3mo
hes7 Yay—two bingos! 🙌🏻 (edited) 3mo
samanthagutt @hes7 i didn‘t even notice the second one until you pointed it out!! 3mo
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I had mixed feelings about this story when I started this book. By the middle, however, I was hooked! Practical Magic is one my favorite stories of all time, and I absolutely loved how this paved the way for that story and gave us more background information about the aunts. It was a beautiful story about true love and magic. I just found out Alice Hoffman is writing another prequel about Maria Owens and can‘t wait to read it!! ❤️

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I couldn‘t resist! Thanks @aroc for telling me about this! I‘m so excited 😁

aroc Yay! See you there! 3mo
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Just signed up for #Booked2020 ! Can‘t wait to see how many of these prompts I‘ll get throughout the year ☺️

Cinfhen So glad you‘re joining us!!! You‘ll be surprised at how many you can knock out without even trying ❣️😉 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! We‘re so glad you‘re joining us! 3mo
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October Book Bingo results for #bookishbingo 🖤🧡 had so much fun with this one!

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Unfortunately I didn‘t get to read nearly as much as I wanted this month! However, I had SO much fun participating in #Scarathlon on behalf of #TeamSlaughter . Here are my results for the #ScaryScavengerHunt 🖤

SumisBooks So glad you had fun darlin 😁 4mo
Clwojick WOOhoo! Thanks again for joining us! 4mo
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The Strength in Our Scars | BIanca Sparacino
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Absolutely LOVED this book! I couldn‘t put it down. It was a perfect mix of suspense, surprise, and creepiness. I loved the way they tied the whole story together by the end. So happy I got the chance to read this for #scarathlon. Go #TeamSlaughter 😁

Clwojick Yay!! Glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
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Memories of Halloween Past photo for #scarathlon. Bailey was a pineapple for Halloween last year! 25 points for #TeamSlaughter 🍍

StayCurious This is my new favourite thing! 4mo
Alora Omg so cute! 4mo
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Charityann So cute! 😊 4mo
Clwojick I can't!!! 😍 SO stinking cute! 4mo
brit91 So cute!!!😍🐶 4mo
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Is anyone else struggling while scrolling through Litsy lately?! I keep accidentally clicking links and it‘s driving me bananas! I end up getting so frustrated I just stop, so sorry I haven‘t been very active the past few days 😔

Beatlefan129 Same. It‘s been happening since the iOS 13 update 4mo
Lcsmcat Yep. I feel your pain. 4mo
jb72 Yeah it‘s killing me too. I try to scroll by using the photo if I can. Otherwise I hit every single link. 4mo
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Erinreadsthebooks Yesssss 😩😩😩 #stoptheinsanity 4mo
Come-read-with-me @samanthagutt Me too. I thought it was just me doing something wrong. Glad to know that I‘m not alone in my frustration! 4mo
IndoorDame Yes! It‘s driving me nuts! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yesssss!!!! Is it looking like anything can be fixed? @TimSpalding I haven‘t been as active either because it make me 🤬 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Also I can only see one of your posts 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
samanthagutt Glad to hear I‘m not the only one!!! 4mo
samanthagutt @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks what really?! That‘s so strange I wonder why you can only see one of my posts 😭 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @samanthagutt idk!! Same thing on @TheReadingMermaid 😵 (edited) 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish we could post pics under the comments!!! 4mo
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This was probably the best podcast I‘ve ever listened to! I listened to the entire thing in 2 days. Nothing scarier than a true-crime story about a doctor doing harm, and not a single person doing anything to stop it. If you‘re looking for an amazing podcast, give this a try! It‘s also very halloween-appropriate #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Clwojick OoOOoOoooh! 5mo
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Read this for #BOTMBuddyRead and absolutely loved it! Scary to think that this was a true story 😔 I went way far ahead of the schedule but I had to read it before my library loan expired! Can‘t wait for the rest of the discussions. Also, fits 2 categories for #scaryscavengerhunt (1) over 200 pages and (2) where a character dies (actually, several do!) #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🖤🧡🖤 5mo
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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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I actually really enjoyed this book! It was a really short, easy read and a lot of fun. Perfect story for Halloween 🎃 also fits 2 categories for the #scaryscavengerhunt (1) About Halloween and (2) With a pumpkin on the cover #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Halloween-themed This or That? #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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Waiting to go out to dinner.. seemed like the perfect time to crawl back into bed and read for a few more minutes 😂 it‘s just so cold out there! #scarathlon #teamslaughter

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I‘m Billy the Puppet 🙈 #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Clwojick Creepy! Also, until I seen this I had no idea his name was Billy. 5mo
samanthagutt @Clwojick me neither!!! I I was thinking the exact same thing as I was typing my caption 5mo
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$1639 🤓 I wish this were real! #scarathlon #teamslaughter

Jensol77 $4,337 4mo
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Currently watching the original Batman (starring Adam West) and reading my #Scarathlon book with a hot cup of coffee on this chilly Saturday morning 🖤 #TeamSlaughter

Ruthiella Holy smokes Batman! That‘s the way to multitask!🤪 5mo
samanthagutt @Ruthiella 😂 you‘re not kidding!! I‘ll admit, it was the perfect way to start the morning though! 5mo
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Happy Friday!! This weekend I can‘t wait to catch up on my creepy book readings and favorite Halloween movies like Practical Magic and Hocus Pocus! 🧡🖤 #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

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Turns out there‘s a lot more that I‘m afraid of than I thought 😳 to be fair, some of these fears never even crossed my mind until I saw them here! 🤣 #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

Clwojick Agreed! 5mo
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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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By far my favorite Halloween movie of all time! Can‘t wait to watch it this weekend ☺️ on another note, just found out there‘s a prequel called “The Rules of Magic”. Just ordered my copy, can‘t wait to read it 🤗 #scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

KristenDuck I LOVE this movie!! 5mo
Clwojick Yesssss!!!! Agreed! One of the best Halloween movies 5mo
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#ScaryScavengerHunt : this book (1) has a black cover, (2) has bone in the title, and (3) is part of a series (Legacy of Orïsha Series)
Absolutely loved this book! It had plenty of magic and suspense to keep me interested, and featured a strong female lead. Rumors are that it‘s going to be a movie, and I cant wait! Perfect way to start of #Scarathlon #TeamSlaughter

Shayrpshooter I‘m super excited to see this become a film. What an amazing 😉 story! (edited) 5mo
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