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SheilaChew

SheilaChew

Joined May 2016

Teacher ~ Library patron ~ Ravenclaw 📚 Love to read, knit, bake, and play games. Living the dream in Southern California.
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Getting ready for a trip to Seattle and Alaska! Very excited. Downloaded six books for a ten day trip. Should be enough! 😳🤓

wanderinglynn Seattle is my new city & I‘m loving it out here! So much to do—hope you have a blast on your trip! 2d
rather_be_reading great choices 👏 2d
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Inspired by all you audio walkers, I got off my couch and went for a walk! Thanks for your posts!

BookwormAHN Great job 👏🏻 3w
TheSpineView 👍👍👍👍 Nothing like a little inspiration! 3w
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The Language of Flowers | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Victoria (the main character) is bounced around from foster home to group home until she turns 18. What‘s next? And why is she so seriously damaged? And how does she know so much about flowers?
I enjoyed this book, but in the middle I thought it might break me, but then the story turned and I liked the ending.

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The Language of Flowers: A Novel | Vanessa Diffenbaugh
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Current read and current view. Enjoying this day off from work and soaking up the fresh air and sun!

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You Suck | Christopher Moore
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I cannot go into a bookstore and NOT buy a book....or five.... The Bookman, Orange, California. 💚📚

KathyWheeler I liked True Colors and loved You Suck. Bloodsucking Fiends is the first in that series, then You Suck, then Bite Me. (edited) 1mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Audio book for my weekend in Vegas car trip! So far so good! Great characters - I‘m loving Francis!

hermyknee I really enjoyed this one! 1mo
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Ending the day in the same place I started the day. My dog is keeping me company while I finish this book. I‘m in the last 20% and it‘s SO GOOD. Kate Morton is like a spider weaving a web of characters. I love the mystery and finding out how they are all intertwined.

Reviewsbylola This is the one Morton I have yet to read! 2mo
Kaye I have them all but have yet to read one ! 2mo
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“...so that they do not need to bother seeing or feeling things now.”
#truth

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Breakfast and reading time. Saturday mornings are wonderful.

JohannaRose I love your mug! 😻 2mo
SheilaChew @JohannaRose Thanks! 💕 2mo
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Another great book by Celeste Ng exploring what makes a person a parent - what does it mean to be a good mother? From the outwardly perfect mother of four to the single mother of one to the mother who leaves her baby at a fire station to the mother who adopts the abandoned baby..... Excellent novel! I couldn‘t put it down.

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Weekend plans - finish Little Fires Everywhere, start Early Riser, and reread The Rossetti Letter. 🤓

Tanisha_A Love your nail paint! 2mo
SheilaChew @Tanisha_A Thank you! 💙 2mo
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Currently reading but may be napping soon, despite the fact that I already like this book and I just started it yesterday. Happy weekend!

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The peanut butter bars are amazing! The book is even better. Read the book. Make the bars. Thank me later 💕

Darklunarose They look delicious! 2mo
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I‘m making Pat Prager‘s Peanut Butter Bars from this book, and I can‘t wait to try them! (Recipe is in the book and on Pinterest)

Tamra Yum! 2mo
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Kya, the Marsh Girl, has lived alone since her dad disappeared. She has a friend, Tate, who taught her to read. Growing up mostly alone, her life is extraordinary. Until the wrong guy decides to love her... Amazing novel! Highly recommend this book! Five stars.

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Closing the Easter holiday and spring break with the classics - Mac n cheese, beer, and reading. Happy Earth Day too!

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The Year of the Flood | Margaret Atwood
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The last few days I‘ve been reading on a cruise ship! 🚢 Thus was in Ensenada, Mexico. I‘m home now - trying to finish this book. Having a great spring break! #teachersoflitsy

BookFrog Hope you had a fabulous trip! I love cruising. 2mo
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When your coworker brings you a book to read over spring break ... ❤️❤️❤️

whatshesreadingnow 👏🏻❤️ 2mo
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Peggy is eight years old when her father decides to take her into the wilderness to live without contact with other people. Living off the land, eating squirrels and mushrooms, Peggy‘s life is hard and sad but also beautiful and free. Until it isn‘t. Until she wants something different and finds she is brave and strong .... and missing lots of vital nutrients in her diet. Interesting and beautiful but also heartbreaking and the ending is painful.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I found this cartoonist on Instagram and thought my Litsy friends would appreciate this one! 💙

Soubhiville Love it! 3mo
JoScho 💙💙💙 3mo
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This mystery follows a man who wakes up in a different person every day and lives the same day over and over. The day that Evelyn Hardcastle is killed. The story sucked me in and I had to finish it! Highly recommend this one!

MaleficentBookDragon I had a hard time with this book at first. But when he jumped to his second host, I was completely hooked and ended up loving it. 3mo
Dragon Stacking! 👍🐉 3mo
SheilaChew @MaleficentBookDragon Me too! Once I started figuring out what was happening, I was hooked. 3mo
SheilaChew @Dragon Hope you like it! 3mo
Dragon Picked it up on a Kindle deal 👍 3mo
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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Got them all now! #goals

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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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Book haul from The Last Bookstore in DTLA. So excited to find an ARC of Jasper Fforde‘s newest book!

SheilaChew I liked Oryx & Crake - my friend tells me I need to finish the series. (edited) 3mo
SheilaChew I‘ve had this on my To Read list for several years. 3mo
BkClubCare I loved Crossing to Safety 3mo
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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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Found this awesome cover at The Last Bookstore in LA.

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Lucy and Owen are in a tough place in their marriage. Their special needs son drains all the energy and joy from their home, so they decide to try an open marriage to see if they can find themselves again. What they find is surprising and also predictable. Enjoyable reading with good and funny characters and a good ending.
(Photo is from my trip to Oahu last month. Nothing to do with the book but I love the colors of the ocean.)

Tanisha_A Gorgeous view! 3mo
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Congrats! | Ariel Books
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TheSpineView Good luck! 3mo
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Another test day at school, and the timing is serendipitous because this book is SO INTRIGUING and I‘m already hooked.

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Newest Kindle haul from local libraries via Libby. Have I posted enough good reviews of Libby? No, never enough. I love this app and use it every day!

Chelsea.Poole Same here! I'd be lost without her! 3mo
Tamra I love audio thru Libby - I‘ve double or tripled what I can read! 💜 3mo
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Unkillable Kitty O'Kane | Colin Falconer
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I really wanted to like this book, but I didn‘t. The premise - a woman who survives the Titanic sinking and several other key world events - looks for her life purpose and love. It takes her way too long to find either, and she makes terrible decisions over and over.

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This was a book lover‘s book - good discussion about great books. It‘s also a book for anyone who loves their parents - the author‘s mother has cancer and her time is limited. Reflections on books and life. Charming.

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A Week to Be Wicked | Tessa Dare
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Minerva is not your normal young lady. She likes rocks and fossils and reading....and the handsome ladies man that can‘t remember her name. But she has a plan to get to present her geological findings - that could ruin her reputation in society.
Delightful, hilarious, and wickedly naughty. Tessa Dare, this was your best work yet!

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A Week to Be Wicked | Tessa Dare
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“...but logarithms...I‘ve always thought that word sounded splendidly naughty.”

I‘m dying. This is the best verbal flirting ever. (The picture is an ammonite fossil, which the main character, Minerva, has sewn into a pattern on her sheets.)

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A Week to Be Wicked | Tessa Dare
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I don‘t normally read romance often, but I got started with Tessa Dare and this one is so funny!

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Life After Life: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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My students are taking a test so I‘m doing a bit of reading...🤓

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Reading with breakfast at LAX this morning. Very happy to be on my way to Hawaii to visit my daughter!

CouronneDhiver Have fun! 🏄🏽‍♀️🏝 4mo
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Honolulu | Alan Brennert
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I‘m packing for a long weekend in Hawaii, trying to decide which paperbacks to bring along - is it tacky or awesome to read Honolulu in Honolulu?

ABitLit So awesome. Bossy pants ftw! 4mo
Tanisha_A Ooh! Hawaii! Enjoy! 🏵️ 4mo
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What should I read next?
Just downloaded these four books on my kindle after deciding to bail on my last book. Any recommendations?

rather_be_reading Before the Fall is slooooooow 4mo
TheDaysGoBy The End of Your Life Bookclub is sad and touching but good! 4mo
Olivia306 I'll add my voice to all the others and say The End of Your Life Bookclub. It's a touching and wonderful story. Then I'd say Welcome to Night Vale. 🤓 4mo
SheilaChew I started this one last night - already loving it! 4mo
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A woman comes to terms with the facts of her unhappy marriage and unhappy life and decides to commit suicide in Paris. But she doesn‘t and this is her story. I really wanted to like this, and I did like parts of it, but not the whole.

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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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“I apologize for misreading the situation so egregiously.” Aahhh Darcy! ❤️ I‘m enjoying this book so much!

A modern version of Pride & Prejudice set in Cincinnati. Liz writes for a magazine, Darcy is a doctor, and the family drama is hilarious!

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Unkillable Kitty O'Kane | Colin Falconer
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Just starting this audiobook from Audible. Have you read it? Will I like it?

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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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While my students take a test, I wander around with my kindle, proctoring & reading. 🤓

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Why would a successful, attractive woman hire a male escort? Because Stella is autistic and wants to be better at relationships. Her escort, Michael, finds her irresistible. LOTS of explicit sex with a cute story. Reminds me a bit of the actor couple in Love Actually.

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This.

Gezemice 👍😁 5mo
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Perfect morning 💕☕️📖 This book turned out to be delightful. A man is under house arrest at a hotel in Moscow. His life, however, is full and meaningful and filled with brights moments of joy.

erzascarletbookgasm I like the yarn colour! 5mo
Bibliogeekery Lovely shot! 5mo
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“That sense of loss is exactly what we must anticipate, prepare for, and cherish to the last of our days, for it is only our heartbreak that finally refutes all that is ephemeral in love.”

This is a beautiful book.

kspenmoll Just adored this book!! 5mo
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Tell Me Something | Adele Parks
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I need a new audiobook! What did you like? My favorites include Station Eleven, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and Ready Player One. Thanks for helping me! 💕

JoyBlue Oh, goodness—where to begin?! I read almost exclusively with my ears. Good Omens. Circe. Ender‘s Game (not as good as Ready Player One, IMHO, but I‘m RPO-crazy). Boomsday. Transcription. The Boston Girl. Delicious! The Eyes of the Dragon. Major Pettigrew‘s Last Stand. The All-Girl Filling Station‘s Last Reunion. I Almost Forgot About You. If our reading tastes match well enough, maybe we could take this conversation somewhere easier to follow. 😀 6mo
JoyBlue Thanks for the Station Eleven recommendation. It‘s on my Overdrive wish list now. 😎💙 6mo
julesG My Name is Lucy Barton, the 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Good Omens, Dracul, The Book Thief 6mo
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SheilaChew @JoyBlue Thank you! I just friended you in Good Reads too 🤓 6mo
SheilaChew @julesG Thank you! I liked The Book Thief too! 6mo
JoyBlue @SheilaChew 😀📚 6mo
ElisabethRose Vicious by V.E. Schwab, Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor 6mo
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A Good Year | Peter Mayle
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2018 was a year that I didn‘t meet my reading goal, but I did read lots of good books. The Flavia de Luce series, Kitchens of the Great Midwest, and Before We Were Yours... my favorites. I really liked Leaving Time too - it surprised me.

I‘m ready for you, 2019!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved Leaving Time!!! 6mo
Kodak2057 We all have those years, 2018 was the first in a long time I didn‘t nearly reach my goal either. 2019 will be better 🥂 6mo
SheilaChew @Kodak2057 Thank you! Happy New Year! 6mo
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BridgetteM Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 6mo
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
JoScho 🥳💙🥳💙🥳 6mo
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This is my view on New Year‘s Eve. I‘m not one to enjoy this holiday in the best of years, and this year was not one of the best. Goodbye, 2018. I‘m glad to see you go.

rachelk I‘m reading this tonight too 6mo
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