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Smartypants

Joined September 2016

Dating refugee. ATCQ Lover. Books make the best boyfriends.
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How to Be Single by Liz Tuccillo
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Nine Stories by J. D. Salinger
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If you liked Nickeled and Dimed, you‘ll love this modern take on how folks live paycheck to paycheck. The author is a journalist and spends time working at Amazon warehouse, McDonalds and an outsourced call center—she ties in the stress related to these types of jobs.

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Mehso-so

So I had high expectations for this book based on reviews. It was ok, not amazing, but a cute story about strangers on the train in London and their interconnectedness.

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Incredible! If you‘ve ever wanted to learn about #investing beyond mutual funds, this is a MUST! Many finance books are complicated and difficult for the lay person to understand. This book breaks down value investing for everyone with practical methods to use. Highly recommend!

tpixie I just checked it out on CloudLibrary as an audio book. My husband does all our finances & it‘s all just gibberish. Maybe I should start learning! 6d
Smartypants @tpixie I work in financial services and invest but this opened up a whole new strategy! 6d
tpixie @Smartypants interesting! 6d
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Mehso-so

I had high hopes for this book, unfortunately, it fell a little flat. The premise includes stories about putting other folks first, before yourself. While I can agree with that some of the time; I‘ve learned over the last few years that it‘s also important to put yourself first and the importance of self-care.

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Panpan

Can I please have 5 hours of my life back? Meh. Nothing special and nothing I haven‘t heard before. On to the next self improvement book.

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If you‘re interested in #biohacking this is a great read! Gives you a lot of tips and tricks to improve your health and gracefully enter the last decades of your life with the best possible health.

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The One and Only Bob | Katherine Applegate
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This was another great read and an awesome way to escape from adulting!

curiouserandcurioser @Smartypants Glad you loved it:) 3w
Smartypants @curiouserandcurioser I think I liked Bob better than Ivan. I need to read more childrens lit, it relieves a lot of stress! 3w
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Wow! I lost my mom in 2020 and this book was an excellent read on understanding my grief and the extent of it is directly correlated to my love for her. It has practical advice on how to process my grief. #loss #grief

Smrloomis So sorry for your loss 🙏🏽 and good that this book was helpful 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m sorry for your loss 💔 3w
Smartypants @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you, friend. Grief is a long journey. ♥️ 3w
Chelsea.Poole So sorry for the loss of your mom ♥️ 3w
Smartypants @Chelsea.Poole much appreciated, I keep her memory close to my heart. 3w
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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As an adult, sometimes we really need to escape to a world without responsibilities etc…reading #childrenslit really helps me escape to a simpler and less stressful time in life. What better way to escape than with animals?!

curiouserandcurioser @Smartypants love this book❤ have you reaf the one and only bob by her? 3w
Smartypants @curiouserandcurioser I haven‘t but I‘ll add that to the TBR, I really liked this book and it truly took me away from adulting for a few hours! 3w
curiouserandcurioser @Smartypants i agree! I love her stories:) i also have Crenshaw by her which i love and Ending the Last, which i havent read yet:) 3w
Smartypants @curiouserandcuriouser I will add those to the list too! Thank you! 3w
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Looking for your purpose in life? Want to live intentionally? This book may be for you, a great reminder to continue to pursue your talents and dreams.

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Bibliostyle: How We Live at Home with Books | Nina Freudenberger, Sadie Stein
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I saw this in #bookpage; lo and behold, my library had a copy. Such a beautiful book the gives insight into other people‘s lives and relationship with books. When I lived in Paris, I frequented Shakespeare and Company, this picture is from the rare book room at the store.

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Mehso-so

I love reading books about how the mind works, how to shift mindset, etc…this book did a good job talking about how having an elastic brain and mindset can be beneficial to individuals.

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Mr. Malcolm's List | Suzanne Allain
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Picked this book up to try to read before seeing the film. Alas, the film is no longer in theaters. Cute story and lots of funny parts. #british

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Panpan

The title seemed intriguing and growing up in Ohio and Michigan I totally thought I would be able to relate. But no. The title really ought to have the word farming in it; I now know more about farming than I ever thought I would. I stuck it out and finished but definitely want those 8 hours back.

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Mehso-so

So, I was interested in this book because I listen to their #truecrime podcast. However, this book had very little content regarding their podcast. Slightly disappointing, would have liked to hear more about the behind the scenes with the podcast.

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OMG! This was fabulously funny! If you remember playing Oregon Trail as a kid, you‘ll find this book humorous! I‘m 4 books behind on meeting my reading goal so I picked up some shorter reads to catch up and this one did not disappoint. #humor

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Mehso-so

Finally finished the last book in the series. I sort of wish there was a disclaimer that you must read all three books to get the full story. However, this was a good #YA #mystery

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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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This was just as good as the first book in the series. I like YA mysteries because they tend not to have all the blood and gore of adult mysteries. Highly recommend for adults and teens! #mystery #YA

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Mehso-so

So I really liked Girl on the Train, this book, by the same author, was ok. If you‘re looking for a good mystery, this might be up your alley.

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This was good, really good! If you‘re looking for #personalgrowth this one is for you! The author talks about strategies to reduce negative self talk and ways to minimize fears and worries.

Smartypants @curiouserandcurioser right? Everything she talked about was so relatable and suggestions seemed easy to implement! Does she have other books? 1mo
curiouserandcurioser @Smartypants yes!! Made for this, Nothing to Prove, Find your People:) 1mo
Smartypants @curiouserandcurioser thank you! Adding to my list! 1mo
curiouserandcurioser @Smartypants of course:) let me know what you think! 1mo
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Mehso-so

If you‘re into #truecrime this is an interesting perspective on understanding personality disorders and criminals to include descriptions of interviews with criminals.

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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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A great companion to Michelle McNamara‘s #truecrime book, I‘ll Be Gone In the Dark, the author describes his experience catching criminals during his career, including The EAR that terrorized California. If you are into #truecrime this book is for you!

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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I couldn‘t wait for this one to come out this year. Another great Emily Henry book with characters with literary expertise. I think you‘ll fall for this one too. #chicklit

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A good perspective on how to minimize worry in your life. This book provides real-life applicable ways to reduce worries in your life. #health

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Wow! What an amazing read. So many times you wish for a story to take you away, out of the present and transport you into the book itself. This was that book! Two sisters in France, WWII, love and loss. A tragic but beautiful story. #warbooks

violabrain I love this book! I read a couple years ago and I still think about it… 2mo
Smartypants @violabrain I loved it too! Read it for book club at work and I used to live in Paris as a teenager so I really was transported into the story. Glad you enjoyed too! 💕 2mo
DLQBOOKNERD Yay! I'm so glad you like this. Fantastic read. 2mo
Smartypants @DLQBOOKNERD yes, it was excellent! I can‘t wait for the next book selection! 2mo
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This book was phenomenal! Real life scenarios and education that you can immediately apply to any situation. Educating yourself on people like this will help you avoid them at all costs! #stayawayfromme

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This one was a nice reminder that we are all human and should love ourselves, flaws and all. #selflove

Smartypants @curiouserandcurioser she‘s awesome! She made me feel much better about my life. 2mo
curiouserandcurioser @Smartypants she definitely speaks truth:) 2mo
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Educating yourself on topics such as these can really help you heal and also avoid these situations, altogether. Lots of love and hugs to individuals affected by anger, control, and abuse. ♥️ #healing

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Sparring Partners | John Grisham
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Took a break from the others I‘m working on to tackle these 3 short stories. It was a nice break from the others and Jake Brigance made an appearance. #grisham

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Well, I‘ve completed two books over the long weekend, let‘s see if I can get a third one completed. Great humorous book for the ladies of a certain age. #humor

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Blood Sugar | Sascha Rothchild
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This one was recommended in BookPage. I dived right in and couldn‘t put it down! If you love #mystery books, you‘ll love this one!

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Mehso-so

I‘m not sure what I thought this book would be about but it wasn‘t what I thought it would be. A good perspective on time, as human beings, however.

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Mehso-so

This has been on my TBR list for a while, Hoopla had it available so I gave it a go. A good read for those that have great interest in libraries and current socioeconomic challenges that libraries face.

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This book was great! Although a YA read, I really enjoyed the plot and mystery of it. Reminded me slightly of Nancy Drew books I used to read as a child. If you love #mystery books, you‘ll like this one!

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Mehso-so

Meh. I enjoy humorous books but at times I thought this one took it a little too far. It did keep me awake during a long drive from the Carolinas to Ohio.

Chelsea.Poole That is a long drive…we make the trip once a year 😊 3mo
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Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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This was an entertaining listen on a long road trip. The main character‘s life is super interesting and if anything, it will make you feel better about your own life. Lol. #chicklit

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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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The concept of the book was pretty awesome! It‘s about a missing girl told from the perspective of a podcast. For those that like #truecrime and similar genres, you‘d probably enjoy!

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I‘m really loving this author. Sometimes when I‘m reading serious books, it‘s nice to pick one up that‘s a lot lighter. Highly recommend if you like #chicklit and want a lighter beach read.

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First time reading Agatha Christie since I was a kiddo. Next is Murder on the Nile. I must read before I see the film! #mystery

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After a couple of mundane reads, this was a light and refreshing read. Funny and reminiscent of Judy Bloom, definitely a pick if you‘re looking for something funny. #chicklit

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Mouth to Mouth: A Novel | Antoine Wilson
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Meh. Another recommendation that fell short for me. Hoping the next book is a pick!

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Stranger Diaries | Elly Griffiths
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It took me about six months to read this book. It was okay, it had been recommended to me by someone who described it as like Nancy Drew. Can‘t say I agree. But now it isn‘t hanging over my head. 🤣

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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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Meh. I really, really wanted to like this book. It had gotten good reviews but I just couldn‘t get into it. I did not abandon it because by the time I figured out I didn‘t really like it, I was 50% through. I kept waiting for it to get better.

RenePenn This was how I felt too. 2mo
Smartypants @RenePenn I should have just stopped halfway through. Lol 2mo
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The Push | Ashley Audrain
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It took me a while to get through this one; I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump. I pushed through and finished this today. Highly recommend for a good psychological read.

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That Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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This one took me a long time to finish. I‘ve read all of the author‘s books. For some reason, this was my least favorite. Normally, I can read her books in one day, this took a couple of months. A decent chick lit read, just not my fave.

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Mehso-so

Hmm…not sure where to start. Overall, this was superb storytelling. However, I felt like I was constantly waiting for the shoe to drop and then when it did, it was not as satisfying as anticipated.

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Mehso-so

Meh. There were parts of it I found interesting such as the future of farming being indoors and local, the group discussion on the shopping habits. But not necessarily any groundbreaking info. #healthy

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Awesome! Everything I had hoped it would be. I did the audiobook so it was like having a conversation with one of your great aunties. So much #wisdom shared in this book. #healthy

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What an insightful read! Everyone experiences trauma and we all handle it according to our ability. The book provides ways to eliminate ruminating thoughts and how meditation, followed by aerobic exercise can help you reframe trauma. #survivor

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Mehso-so

Another #finlaydonovan book completed. This wasn‘t as great as #1 but it was awesome to be able to continue the story…could there be a #3 in the works??