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Smrloomis

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This was a very detailed look at Elizabeth Holmes‘s wild foray into health care and investor fraud. It reminded me of Going Clear, another book I didn‘t know I needed to read until I started it and couldn‘t put it down. Highly recommended. I might need to watch the documentary that‘s out on it and I‘m not usually a documentary fan. If you‘re curious, pick it up.

Smrloomis If anyone else wants to read Going Clear, here‘s a tag for it. 4d
Caroline2 Sounds good! Stacked both! 👍🏻 4d
RachelO I‘ve had to take a break from this for a couple of days - it‘s making me SO angry!! 4d
Smrloomis @Caroline2 YES! Let me know when you think if you get to them! 3d
Smrloomis @RachelO yeah, it‘s just crazy what they did and how little they seemed to care about what happened to the people they were harming. 3d
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“...anyone not prepared to show complete devotion and unmitigated loyalty to the company should “get the f- out”” 😱🤯

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💕💕💕💕 I loved this so much. Didn‘t realize there would be so many f-bombs - and had to pause it around some sensitive little ears - but otherwise I really, really enjoyed it. Especially the audio. If you like the show, then you should read or listen to this. 💕💕💕💕

Smrloomis Oh and also special thanks to @Smangela because I might have otherwise missed this! 🤷🏻‍♀️ I watched and loved the show but didn‘t realize I wanted to read books from them until I saw this one. 👍🏽 2w
DivineDiana Why so many expletives? Not necessary for me. 🤔 2w
Smangela @Smrloomis oh my gosh yes, having read it, I must‘ve glossed over the f-bomb. I imagine the audio would be awesome BUT definitely hard around little ears 😂 2w
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Smrloomis @DivineDiana I don‘t think it was excessive but always a consideration with audio. 1w
Smrloomis @Smangela 😂 it was funny and also had a cameo from one of the other fab five. Did the book version also have him in there? 1w
Smangela @Smrloomis no! Omg lol now I need to check out the audio book! 1w
Smrloomis @Smangela YES!!! You should listen to it. The camels - erm, cameos - are short but very worth it. No camels. That‘s just autocorrect doing what it does best. 1w
BooknerdsLife Oh I love the show and everyone of them!!! 😱😍💖 Hope my library has the audio too!! 🤞🏼 1w
Smrloomis @BooknerdsLife my fingers are crossed for you! I loved this so much so I hope you get to listen to it too! 1w
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This list of things their clinical lab scientist did wrong is just mind-blowing. Contaminating things, running tests he wasn‘t trained to do, not following manufacturer‘s instructions... holy crap! I wouldn‘t want someone to do my laundry this way, let alone handle blood.

LauraJ How did the guy even get the job in the first place?! 2w
Smrloomis @LauraJ seriously! No idea. I have no training whatsoever and even I know this is terrible 😱 2w
RachelO I just started this, and 😱. I just... 🤯 It‘s scary! 2w
Smrloomis @RachelO right there with you. I keep making concerned faces while I read this 😂 2w
RachelO @Smrloomis I have no words. Much spluttering going on! 2w
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Waterstones | Barry Ghabaei
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Well, everyone, is this good or bad? I‘m not in the book selling business but I‘m very interested to see where this goes. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/07/waterstones-o...

SarahSaysRead I would think mostly good? They're not spending almost 700 million on all of that infrastructure just to close them all. I'm interested to see what kind of changes they make but I bet it will be a long time yet. 2w
TheLibrarian I'm hoping good! B&N has lost a lot of my business lately so hoping to see some good changes. 2w
enidkeaner I‘m hoping it‘s good cause I‘ve got hundreds of dollars worth of B&N gift cards 2w
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Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m hoping it‘s positive. In reality if no one purchased them there was a strong chance they were going to close eventually. They‘ve been doing poorly financially for a while. I have my 🤞🏼🤞🏼 that this management company will be able to turn some stuff around. 2w
Smrloomis @SarahSaysRead @TheLibrarian @Ashley_Nicoletto I hope so too. I didn‘t realize they have stores in all 50 states. That‘s a lot to keep up with so maybe some more of those will close but hope not that many of them 🤞🏽 2w
Smrloomis @enidkeaner it‘s a good time to spend those bad boys 🤔😂 2w
Penny_LiteraryHoarders @Smrloomis @enidkeaner oh yeah! I'd be using those up before it could possibly be too late! 😵 2w
BooknerdsLife Oh no! I hate to see bookstores close down...this reminded me of Boarders 😭 Hope this is a good thing for both stores! & That‘s why I try to shop at my local bookstores as much as I can afford 😢 2w
Smrloomis @Penny_LiteraryHoarders @enidkeaner yes, and who doesn‘t need more to read? 😆 2w
Smrloomis @BooknerdsLife yeah, we‘ll have to see if they close stores like Borders. And since B & N has been struggling, it seems like it could happen. Time will tell. 2w
enidkeaner @Penny_LiteraryHoarders I always hoard gift cards when I get them so I can use them when I feel broke! 😂 2w
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This book = 🤯 but I really like this description: “The way Sunny dressed was also meant to telegraph influence, though not necessarily taste. He wore white designer shirts with puffy sleeves, acid-washed jeans, and blue Gucci loafers.” Um, what?

LauraJ Egads! 2w
Smrloomis @LauraJ I know! He sounds like an expensively dressed 1980s wizard. 2w
Leftcoastzen I‘m reading this now , when I read that description sounds like the guy you hide from at the night club.😂 2w
Smrloomis @Leftcoastzen 😂 Yup. And also this book just gets crazier and crazier! I knew vaguely about this but had no idea how insane it was until I started reading this. 2w
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Happy Litsyversary! | Special Events
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Thanks, @HappyLitsyversary ! 🥳 I was just randomly pressuring - err I mean encouraging - a couple of people I met today to check it out. They probably thought I was nuts, but it‘s cool. I enjoy being on here 😁

Crazeedi Happy Litsyversary to you! It's so nice to have this community of book lovers here!!🎉🎉 2w
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2w
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Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 2w
Redwritinghood 🎉🎉 2w
Birdsong28 Happy litsyversery 🎉🎊📚📖 2w
Smrloomis Thank you @Crazeedi @britt_brooke @TheSpineView @Librarybelle @Redwritinghood @Birdsong28 ! I really appreciate the kind wishes and I‘m not just saying that! 2w
readordierachel Cool! 🎉🎉 2w
Smrloomis @readordierachel 😁👍🏽 2w
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Started this today and - no surprise - I‘m really enjoying it. Just what I need right now and I am really glad to have it on audio 😁.

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I‘m a little late in my time zone, but if you‘re celebrating, Eid Mubarak. 🥳

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Hmm... thinking of starting this series. Anyone else read the series and have strong feelings either way?

annahenke It's super fun and light. Love it on audio! 3w
Dogearedcopy I ❤️ this series! I think of it as “Magic Treehouse for Adults!” Definitely in the light and fun side 🙂 3w
Smrloomis @annahenke @Dogearedcopy Thanks! That‘s very helpful and sounds good 🤔👍🏽 3w
Redwritinghood It‘s fun, but not too much depth. I‘ve done a few on audio, but I‘m in no rush to finish the series. 2w
Smrloomis @Redwritinghood fun sounds good but I‘ll have to give one a go and see 🤞🏽 2w
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Don‘t want to spoil the story of how she got started with food for anyone else since I was delighted to read about it here. I will put a tiny picture in case you want to look away 😂 So far, this is interesting. Haven‘t watched her show but I might need to after this.

MicheleinPhilly I‘ve only seen the first episode but I LOVED it. She has such charisma and zest for life. 4w
Smrloomis @MicheleinPhilly yup, I might have to watch it finally. 4w
ValerieAndBooks Is that a popover?! I‘ll have to look into this book/series! 4w
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Pruzy I can confirm the series is great. You can watch them in any order that draws you in. I really liked the salt episode 4w
Smrloomis @ValerieAndBooks I think it‘s a chocolate soufflé ? 4w
Smrloomis @Pruzy Thanks for letting me know. I watched the first one and wasn‘t that interested but maybe I‘ll take another look after reading this. 4w
RaimeyGallant How interesting! 3w
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Welcome | Barroux
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🥳 My friend @GlobalBlondie just joined Litsy! Please make her feel welcome! @LitsyWelcomeWagon @MrBook @RaimeyGallant @DebinHawaii @Tamra and really just anyone else who wants to join in 😂

wanderinglynn Welcome to Litsy @GlobalBlondie 👋🏻 4w
cobwebmoth @GlobalBlondie Welcome to Litsy! 4w
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ladym30 Hello and welcome!!! 4w
ruskigurl16 @GlobalBlondie hello and welcome! 😊 4w
Jas16 Welcome to Litsy @GlobalBlondie 4w
DebinHawaii Welcome @GlobalBlondie 🎉📚🎉 4w
GlobalBlondie Thank you everyone! I feel so loved already! Slowly learning the ropes! 3w
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The Arrival | Shaun Tan

Thanks @Gillyreads for the tip about the commemorative stamps! Now I have more authors besides Mem Fox and Shaun Tan to add to my TBR. If anyone else wants to read about the 2019 children‘s book authors in the Australian legends awards, this is short: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.heraldsun.com.au/news/childrens-book-authors-to...

Gillyreads 😊 1mo
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Possum Magic | Mem Fox, Julie Vivas
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Is this a beloved children‘s book in Australia? Because the illustrations and story are really lovely so I‘m wondering if this is like Where the Wild Things Are (or something else you find nostalgic) for Americans. Just curious and since I don‘t know a lot of people who have lived in Australia, please feel free to add your opinion if you have one!

Mamashep My son received it as a gift from friends in Australia so it well may be. 1mo
Smrloomis @Mamashep interesting! The illustrations are just beautiful in this one. 1mo
echalpan American elementary school teacher here, and I love Mem Fox‘s books! Koala Lou is one my students always love. 1mo
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Abby2 Men Fox is an amazing children‘s author. She is Australian but her books are common in school libraries and know wirldwide 1mo
Smrloomis @echalpan Thanks for letting me know! I will also have to see if I can find more of her books. 1mo
Smrloomis @Abby2 Thanks! I am not very knowledgeable about children‘s lit so it‘s hard for me to tell what‘s popular elsewhere. Good to know. 1mo
Blaire Yes we have several of her books! Both my children liked this one as toddlers. 1mo
Smrloomis @Blaire Thanks! Stacked! 🙌🏽 1mo
Gillyreads Yes, Mem Fox is probably one of our most popular children‘s authors. She even was put on a stamp last year! Possum Magic is one of her classics. 1mo
Smrloomis @Gillyreads Thanks! I will have to image search the stamp 😂 1mo
BooknerdsLife Yes! My girl loved this book since she was a toddler when she read it in kindergarten and still loves it as a teenager! It‘s a children‘s classics here in Australia 🤗💖 So happy to see that it‘s loved in other country too🥰 1mo
Smrloomis @BooknerdsLife Since we are now in the UAE I am not sure what is popular elsewhere (other than in the US I mean) so it‘s nice to discover her. Now I‘m on the look out for more from her! 1mo
BooknerdsLife @Smrloomis TBH I‘ve never thought that anyone outside Australia would have heard about this book 😅 so this is a very nice surprise 😊 4w
Smrloomis @BooknerdsLife Excellent. I will definitely drop it in future conversations to show how well-read I am 😉 Seriously though I borrow from a private library here that is volunteer run and with so many expats, I imagine some previous volunteer or member knew it. 🙌🏽 4w
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This was a pick for me. This may be for you too if you don‘t expect it to be what it is clearly not. This is not Nickel and Dimed or Evicted. This is not a meditation on how race or class intersects with poverty. This is one woman‘s memoir about being a single mom without anyone else to rely on. And for that, I found it moving.

Ashley_Nicoletto I love single mom books. I had a single mom and I honestly couldn‘t have asked for a better parent/friend. I can‘t wait to read this. 1mo
Smrloomis @Ashley_Nicoletto I thought it was compelling. Let me know what you think when you get around to it! 1mo
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Thanks for posting this @thegirlwiththelibrarybag since I would have never seen it otherwise. I‘m surprised I‘ve actually read 10 of these. Most I‘ve never heard of so I guess I could always add those to my ever-expanding TBR. 🤷🏻‍♀️ The tagged book is one I LOVED SO MUCH and can‘t get anyone else I know to read including my own family 😆 https://www.listchallenges.com/pulitzer-prize-novels/list/3

AKinderman I took it and read 12, how fun!
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Smrloomis @AKinderman 👍🏽 I love those kind of things 😁 1mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I love lists (especially book ones) so I‘m a bit sad that I got zero. Haven‘t heard of the majority 😅 1mo
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Smrloomis @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I also had only heard of the more recent ones. I love book prizes so I was surprised that I didn‘t know more of them! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Blaire I have recommended the orphan master‘s son to so many people as well. One of the best books I‘ve read in probably the last 10 years. 1mo
Blaire I‘ve read 32 of these books. Not too bad. 1mo
Smrloomis @Blaire has anyone followed your advice? Once I say North Korea and orphan, most people are like hmm, well, that doesn‘t sound bleak at all. 1mo
Blaire @Smrloomis nope. like you I got the “sounds too heavy” reaction. But I still push it, it had such an impact on me, and the research he did to write is incredible. 1mo
Smrloomis @Blaire Agreed! Maybe some fellow #Littens will at least take our excellent advice! 1mo
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Really, really want to finish... but I‘m too tired! 😴😴😴

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Only a chapter in and I already want to punch a couple of people 😡

Smrloomis Ok maybe just yell at them... 😤 but still... 1mo
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I don‘t know what to say about this except I finally finished it and it is even more heart wrenching than you‘d expect. I am thankful that Macy wrote this but also incredibly saddened that she had to.

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Durian: King of Tropical Fruit | S Subhadrabandhu, S Ketsa
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😂 Except not that funny since they actually called emergency services. Can‘t we all just agree to eat smelly food outside? 😂 @Serotonin

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These people are waiting for health care because they desperately need it and cannot afford to pay. This is terrifying - especially given that the US is so wealthy.

Lexeegee This book was such an eye opener for me. So frustrating. Our healthcare system is so broken. 😞 2mo
Smrloomis @Lexeegee yes, I‘m afraid I have to agree. It‘s not a surprise that there‘s deep poverty in the Appalachian area, but everything else in this book is just awful. I guess it‘s the extent of it that‘s shocking to me. 2mo
Lexeegee @Smrloomis what really infuriated me was how the pharmaceutical company marketed OxyContin and how long it took the government to step in. It was all about money. 2mo
Smrloomis @Lexeegee yes, money and more money. It‘s horrible. 2mo
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Readinglength.com is cool, but I would just like to point out that this is really 8 hours. 😂. It should just round up.

Texreader That is hilarious!!! 2mo
Karisa It's like when stores list prices all ending in 99 cents ($5.99, $9.99...). 😜 2mo
Smrloomis @Karisa my thoughts exactly! @Texreader it‘s like they know how to tempt us. 😂 2mo
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall
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LOVED THIS but then I‘m weird. I would definitely read anything else she has written.

8little_paws She came out with a new book not long ago, I gotta read it too 2mo
Smrloomis @8little_paws stacked, thanks! This is my first by her but hopefully the first of many. 2mo
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Hoping for some good non-fiction reads. Asking for a campus reading program. Think mostly 18-21 year olds who are coming from very different backgrounds and are sometimes reluctant readers. I wish we could get the tagged book but we don‘t have access to it with enough e-copies so I‘m looking for something else gripping like this! #nonfiction #suggestionsplease

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Smrloomis @mrsmarch Thanks for all these! I loved Lab Girl, but I don‘t know the others so I will add them. I only know the tv version of All Creatures Great and Small 😆 so maybe it‘s time to read the book. 2mo
mrsmarch @Smrloomis I love JH‘s stories and they‘re nice bite size stories for readers who might be unpracticed. Plus who doesn‘t love animals. 2mo
Smrloomis @mrsmarch that sounds good! The students are also mostly from outside the US or Canada so I am hoping to find something with broad appeal. 2mo
Smrloomis @Blaire Thanks! I loved Educated but haven‘t gotten to Bad Blood yet. I will add these to the list! (edited) 2mo
Smrloomis @BibliOphelia I haven‘t read either of them so thanks for the suggestions. I‘ll have to check them out! 2mo
BibliOphelia They are both really compelling stories that read like novels. I wish he‘d write something else in the same vein! 2mo
Smrloomis @BibliOphelia that sounds great. Good to know! 👍🏽 2mo
BibliOphelia Good luck! 2mo
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Aren‘t refreshments by definition “edible”? Does one really have to specify?

Eggs Perhaps there are some folks who‘ve brought inedible refreshments....horrors! 2mo
Smrloomis @Eggs 😱 I would not invite those people again! Maybe that is what happened! 😂 2mo
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall

“It is a haunting thing to know we‘re raising a child who will process things differently from the others. In an ideal world, its differences would be respected and even cherished, but I fear our world is far from ideal.”

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After much loud complaining, I was able to borrow this ebook from the library again rather quickly and finally finished it. No matter that it was my third time borrowing it. I enjoyed this but I was not expecting that much. If you‘re cool with the silliness of the premise and a not very mysterious mystery, then this will probably be a fun read for you like it was for me.

GondorGirl We met him a few months ago at an event. He's a really cool guy. Apparently he had the opportunity to meet Biden once and was a little disappointed that he was so serious. He said he'd much rather the Uncle Joe in his head, even if that wouldn't work well for politics. 😁 2mo
Smrloomis @GondorGirl awesome 😂 I definitely enjoyed the version in his book although he‘s right - it wouldn‘t work in real life. But I liked this action-y silly version! 2mo
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WHAT???! Nooooo, I‘ve been outsmarted 😱🙄. I have to put in another request 🤦🏻‍♀️. Apparently my brilliant move of setting it up on an iPad on airplane mode didn‘t work. Oh well, at least I have 500+ other books to read 😆. @baes @Andrew65

Andrew65 Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.... 😡😡😡 They Keep outthinking us! (edited) 2mo
Andrew65 Strip Jack is a good book. 2mo
baes Oh no. ☹️ Has to be regular Kindle device (not even a Fire), I‘ve seen others say. Not sure what the difference is? Sorry it didn‘t work out. 2mo
baes And that‘s with it in Kindle format too. Reading it on Libby might not work? I‘m not sure. 2mo
Smrloomis @baes @Andrew65 thanks for feeling my pain 😂 it‘s disappointing but I‘ll survive. 😣😀 2mo
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Am I the only person who both loves and hates the precision of the Libby app? I mean yes, that‘s helpful, but also, no, I can‘t finish that quickly! I want to yell at it, GIVE ME MORE TIME. I AM A SLOW READER! I wish it had a setting where it would just let you finish if you were a certain % of the way through.

Andrew65 Yes it should allow you a three day extension! 2mo
baes Do you read it on a regular Kindle (not Fire)? I‘m guilty of turning my Kindle on airplane mode and it lets me keep it past its due date. The bad part is it can‘t sync to other devices (if you read on multiple devices). 2mo
Smrloomis @Andrew65 YES! Maybe if we all ask for the same feature. Hmm, I may have to start a campaign for this 😂 2mo
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Andrew65 @baes What a great idea! 2mo
Smrloomis @baes unfortunately I read on my phone and now I may have to find an older device to add the app to, read on it, and then set it on airplane mode 🤨. According to the app I have 9 hours to figure this out. 2mo
Smrloomis @Andrew65 I am happy to report that I‘ve found an old device and I‘m now reading on it 😆 Thanks for the suggestion @baes since I finally realized how to make it work without keeping my phone on airplane mode. Why didn‘t I think of this earlier??? 🤦🏻‍♀️😂 (edited) 2mo
Andrew65 @Smrloomis Yey! 🙌🙌🙌 2mo
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I finished this and felt it was a pick as a sort of tiny memoir. It‘s not really a method; it‘s more some entertaining thoughts about how you can and should downsize the amount of stuff you own. Definitely not everyone‘s thing, but I found her voice (as in the writing, not just the narrator) to be charming. And I also liked it as an audiobook.

Smrloomis @j.rye this is how I ended up feeling about it. I also agree with both @thebluestocking and @Pandalibrarian‘s reviews. 3mo
thebluestocking Thanks for the tag. Yep. I definitely found her charming but it didn‘t do what it says on the tin. 3mo
j.rye Thanks for sharing! 2mo
Smrloomis @thebluestocking yes, I think the marketing was a little off the mark with this one. 2mo
Smrloomis @j.rye 😁 2mo
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall
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“I found pictures of the Pacific, waves rising like they‘re looking over each other‘s shoulders to see how the others will break.”

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Still really good...

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I have to stop reading 🥺

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Charming so far even though it‘s not exactly packed with tips or a method per se.

j.rye You have to share your final thoughts when you‘re done. I‘m really intrigued by the death cleaning bit. 3mo
Smrloomis @j.rye will do! But I suspect it‘s going to be entertaining but basically the same thing at the end: don‘t make someone else dispose of all your stuff! 3mo
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall
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Delightfully weird start. Hope it continues that way. 🤞🏽

Avanders I‘m already intrigued... 3mo
Smrloomis @Avanders it has been on my TBR for a while so I hope it‘s good! 3mo
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Speak: A Novel | Louisa Hall
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Just started this. I‘m not sure where it is going but it has an interesting beginning.

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Ok please forgive the non-book related post, but this is a formula I saw at my grocery store and had to take a picture of. It‘s obviously from camel‘s milk. And it costs 129 AED or about 35 USD for 400 grams. Ouch. Guess where it‘s made? You probably can‘t because it‘s manufactured in the Netherlands. 🤯 I am thoroughly confused. Maybe the milk is frozen and then shipped? Are there camels there? And also, just why?

suvata Very strange indeed 3mo
Smrloomis Yes, I mean I get needing cow‘s milk alternatives but this seems very expensive to me 🤔 3mo
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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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I NEED A COPY OF THIS!

kyraleseberg I was so disappointed with this book 😔 3mo
Smrloomis @kyraleseberg oh no! 😢😢😢 3mo
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I really like this: “like Christ on a bike!” 😂

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Dora's Book of Manners | Christine Ricci
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All the Spanish I know comes from Dora the Explorer. I can say: hola, abuela, empanadas, fantastico, and gracias. So I guess I can ask for a grandmother and empanadas? And say thank you? 😂 It‘s a start.

WhatDeeReads And “we did it” right? I watched too much Dora when my siblings were small. 3mo
Smrloomis @WhatDeeReads I haven‘t learned that one yet but I‘ll keep an eye out for it 😆 3mo
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Kindle deal for US readers (maybe others as well?) for USD 1.99. Enjoyed this cozy and not terribly complicated mystery set in Mumbai. In fact, all I remember now is the detective, his wife, and their baby elephant.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This was incredibly engrossing and also very upsetting at times. The abuse described in this family is difficult to read about and the level of deeply ingrained misogyny is just mind boggling. Definitely not for everyone but I felt it was a worthwhile read. Recommended for those who are intrigued but haven‘t picked it up yet.

kspenmoll This is our book club read for April. A little nervous as I may be emotionally tapped out as we just read another book about abuse & incest as well, 3mo
kspenmoll Nice review! 3mo
Smrloomis @kspenmoll Thanks! It was really good and I‘m still thinking about it. I wonder what is happening to all her siblings now. I already want a follow up! 3mo
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The Lorax | Dr. Seuss
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Got this from Book Riot and I‘m not sure what is being offered exactly (I‘ll be completely honest here 😂), but if you‘re in the US you might want to check it out. I think Libby is pretty great - depending on what your library has access to.

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Kindle sale for 2.99 USD. #Arabicliterature #translatedliterature I loved this but just be aware - it‘s NOT a retelling of Shelley‘s Frankenstein. Not at all.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

This is so intense I‘ve started swearing at the audio 🤬🤬🤬. Not sure who I‘m more upset with, but it is pretty extreme.

Smrloomis I can‘t decide: is the worst part the car accident... or the time when her Dad dumps her in the iron scrapper thing...or when she has to deal with her brother‘s horribly burned leg? Or something that‘s coming later? Holy crap. 3mo
rachelk It‘s all so incredibly disturbing but if I remember correctly I think you‘ve been through the worst — physically that is. :( 3mo
kspenmoll My book club is is reading this this month. Have not gotten it yet. Not sure how it will be; last month was My Absolute Darling which wrecked me. 3mo
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Smrloomis @kspenmoll hmm, let me know what you think? Once I finish this, I‘m moving on to something much lighter 🤞🏽 but it is fascinating in a scary sort of way. (edited) 3mo
Smrloomis @rachelk uh-oh 😣! 3mo
Smrloomis Holy crap how many head injuries is her brother Shawn going to live through??? 😱 3mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Just started this audio and ... whoa, it‘s intense.

mcipher My next book club read - just waiting for the hold to come in! 3mo
Smrloomis @mcipher I‘m listening to it through my Scribd subscription since I couldn‘t wait for the library holds list. It is incredible so far. 3mo
mcipher Awesome! I‘m not a nonfiction person so I‘ve been leery of it but I hear it‘s so good. 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Finally finished the audio. I enjoyed this although (unsurprisingly) it also made me sad. Glad I read it though.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Almost done. Why can‘t life just take care of itself sometimes? 😂

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Kindle deal for $1.99 USD 🥳 if you can handle the content 😭

zsuzsanna_reads I thought of reading it but decided I just couldn't do it from where I am in life right now. 😟 4mo
Smrloomis @zsuzsanna_reads I hear you! I thought it was very moving but sometimes you just need to avoid things that are too heavy or hit too close to home (or whatever). Perfectly understandable choice. 4mo
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I got a little lost in the details of his early career, but otherwise I loved this and was impressed with him as a person. There was so much I didn‘t know! Definitely a pick.