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SonyaBeatty

SonyaBeatty

Joined September 2016

"The trouble with fiction," said John Rivers, "is that it makes too much sense. Reality never makes sense."
Aldous Huxley

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Our Crooked Hearts | Melissa Albert
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"...that‘s one of the perils of being quiet, people invent personalities for you..."

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Bright Young Women | Jessica (Author) Knoll
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"Women got that feeling about him, that funny one we all get when we know something isn‘t right, but we don‘t know how to politely extricate ourselves from the situation without escalating the threat of violence or harassment. That is not a skill women are taught, the same way men are not taught that it is okay to leave a woman alone if what she wants is to be left alone."

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“Real life is unbelievable. Souls are snatched away from us, flesh and blood turn to dust, people you love betray you, men go to war over nothing. It‘s all preposterous. That‘s why we have novels. To make sense of things.”

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"Sometimes when you read a book it‘s as if you were reading the story of your own life. That was what had happened to me. I woke up when I read the first page. I saw who I was and who I could be."

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Reading Goals: Extended Readers for Basic Reading | Glenn McCracken, Charles Child Walcutt
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I can't believe that I actually read 100 books. (Last year, I read 67.) A lot of them were ebooks - about 70% of them.#goodreads #myyearinbooks

Deblovestoread Well done 🎉 4mo
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Current read 📚
Today is my 7 year #litsyversary!

bthegood happy belated litsyversary - 6mo
SonyaBeatty Thanks! 4mo
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I am currently listening to this audiobook. Selma Blair narrates this, which adds so much. You hear the raw emotion in her voice.

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On Book #3 in this series. I saw it advertised as Gilmore Girls meets Practical Magic. I can see what they mean. It's a cute, feel-good story about Rosemary and her daughter Athena learning that they are part of a magical family and all that entails. There has been a page-turning mystery element to each story so far. I'm 28% into this one and starting to see the latest mystery unfold. PWF & YA

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great cover!! 🧡🤎 8mo
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Current read 📚

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“Time is wicked. It comes and goes like a thief in the night, stealing our youth, our beauty, and our bodies.”

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"It feels as if the doors of her world have been thrown wide, so many rooms added to a house she thought she knew."

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“Oh, I meant to tell you. You need a mantra to help you. You can borrow mine, if you want: ‘Whatever happens, love that.‘”

marleed I think I‘ll borrow that mantra, too! 1y
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“You and Cullie have that too. You know that, right?” Suddenly Binji‘s eyes were burning with something Cullie had never seen there before. Her gaze moved from Cullie to Mom. “Love for what you do. Work that feels as essential as breathing, that lets you dig into yourself, makes you feel alive. Hold on to it. Everyone doesn‘t have that.”

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Untitled | Untitled
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I'm happy. It's better than I've done in a while. Here's to this many or more next year! 📚🥂

#myyearinbooks #goodreads

Deblovestoread Well done 🎉 1y
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The Book of Flora | Meg Elison
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"Now I see that if I do not carry my past with me, it will wrap itself around my ankles and drag me down. There is no living without it. There is no pretending I am not the sum of all these things."

annahenke Great quote. 1y
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Nightcrawling: A novel | Leila Mottley
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Looking forward to this one! Hoping to get to it this weekend. This was a #goodreadsgiveaway I just received! #beautifulcover And oh, yeah.... It's my 6th #litsyversary!

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Big Chicas Don't Cry | Annette Chavez Macias
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Current #audiobook 😊

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My sisters and I started a book club just for us. This was pick #2. If my sister hadn't picked it, I don't think I would've picked it up. I like pretty much all genres, but I read fantasy less often. I ended up really enjoying it. Anxiously waiting to read book 2 in the series, because we said we wouldn't move on until we have our book club discussion for this one. One sister isn't finished yet... 😕

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Audiobook started today. 😊📚🎶

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Everything Must Go | Camille Pagn
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“You say you don‘t know the right choice, but I think you do. The answer‘s already in you. You just have to find the courage to say it out loud.”

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Everything Must Go | Camille Pagn
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"What I didn‘t know then was that every time you defer your dream, it grows a bit weaker, a little less urgent, until one day you‘ve all but forgotten it‘s there. Really, if Belle hadn‘t died, I wonder if anything about my life would‘ve changed. I didn‘t have what I really desired. But things were easy, and you can almost mistake that for happiness."

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Everything Must Go | Camille Pagn
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"Just think, each person you see has an entire life, filled with experiences and thoughts and people you‘ll never know about."

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So true 💚 2y
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Is anyone else having issues with the Litsy app? It's been about 3 weeks since I could use it. I'm currently logged in on a web browser. #litsybugs 💻 😑

SonyaBeatty Back up and running now! 🥰 2y
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Finally getting around to this...

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The Highland Fling | Meghan Quinn
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So far The Highland Fling is another fun and breezy read and has some humorous moments. I can't seem to stop lately. I have 4 books I'm currently in the middle of reading. It's an enjoyable problem. I can't seem to stop myself from starting another before finishing more than one of them. Ebooks... audiobooks... I'm supposed to be reading a paperback also but I keep putting it off. Gotta have a book for all possibly reading opportunities. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Everything You Are | Kerry Anne King
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I enjoyed this. I've read a few of her books and I like the magical racism threaded throughout some of them. This story has some of that element. It's something a little different than my normal reading.

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Roommaid | Sariah Wilson
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If you're looking for a cute, fluffy, quick-reading romance, try this. It was purely feel-good enjoyment. 💝

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Everything You Are | Kerry Anne King
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“Are you okay?” Braden‘s voice startles her back into the car, out of the nonexistent conversation with someone long deceased. “Fine,” she says, but she hasn‘t been less fine in years. Braden‘s expression says he knows full well she‘s holding back. She waits for him to push her, to call her on her shit, remind her that “fine” stands for “fucked up, insecure, neurotic, and emotional.” But he doesn‘t. “Fair enough,” he says.

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Everything You Are | Kerry Anne King
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The Other Wife | Claire McGowan
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"But I realised now that some people were just so good at lying that you not only believed them, you actually did your best to. You so much want to believe that what they tell you is true, you do the lying for them."

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One Year Gone: A Novel | Avery Bishop
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I read this one pretty quick. It kept my interest the whole way through. Sort of an unexpected ending.

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180 Seconds | Jessica Park
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Overall, I enjoyed reading this but it wasn't without flaws. Parts were a little unrealistic, but if emotion is what you're going for it has that. Love and loss.

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I picked up this book as part of #WorldBookDay on Kindle. I really enjoyed this memoir. I read/listened to it about an equal amount of time. It's a bonus though that the author performed the audio, which I didn't realize at first. I think that the author did a great job making the reader visualize what her experience was like. Being that today is #EarthDay, I feel like this is a perfect book for climate change and environmental awareness.

Blueberry I got this one also. 2y
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"I remember my life before, when animals were just animals, and I hate myself for it. How could I have ever thought this? And how could I have ever thought I was any different from them?"

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“All I‘m saying is you can‘t do anything about the past. But it doesn‘t really exist. Memories are just a mind manipulation to keep you tethered to something that‘s no longer there. Free yourself and let it go.” I am so tired of holding my pieces together. I need the superglue.

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Moment in Time | Suzanne Redfearn
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Latest audiobook... I grabbed this book before realizing it was a follow-up to In An Instant, which I really enjoyed. There's no mention in the synopsis of this book relating to that one. So far so good. 22% in.

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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"Maybe it doesn‘t matter whether something is a coincidence or a sign. Maybe the best way to cope with the loss of the people we love is to find them in as many places and things as we possibly can. And in the off chance that the people we lose are still somehow able to hear us, maybe we should never stop talking to them."

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Reminders of Him | Colleen Hoover
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"Here‘s what you‘re gonna do. You‘re gonna read every book in this library. Pretty soon you‘ll start to live in the lavish worlds inside these books, rather than the bleak world inside this prison." ... "So, you decide right now, right here. Are you gonna live in your sadness or are you gonna die in it?”

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He wants my full attention. 🐈‍⬛🤍

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww 😽😽😽 2y
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"Funny, how you can have a million happy moments staring you in the face, and still you haven‘t budged from the original problem that had plagued you since you were five. Where is my real family, and why did they give me away?"

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Mustard Seed | Laila Ibrahim
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This is a great follow-up to Yellow Crocus. I enjoyed the continuation of the characters and their families. I found it interesting how they reacted to and thought about the state of the country after the end of the Civil War. I think that it showed points of view that typically aren't thought of.

Book 2 of 3

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Golden Poppies | Laila Ibrahim
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“Jordan, when you first born, you cry and the folks around you have smiles on they faces. If you live you life right, when you die you have a smile on you face and the folks surroundin‘ you have tears in they eyes.”

Book 3 of 3

Soubhiville ❤️ nice quote. 3y
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Yellow Crocus | Laila Ibrahim
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I absolutely loved this story. The story was intriguing, emotional, and disturbing in some ways. The treatment of some of the slaves is heartbreaking. The two main characters of Lisbeth and Mattie really pulled me in. I can't wait to see how the next book ties in. This is the 1st in a series of 3 books.

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Latest audiobook started this morning... reviews aren't the greatest so here's hoping for an enjoyable read. 🤞

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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Anyone else finding this book hard to get into? I love Ruth Ware but it seems like each of her books has been getting a little worse than the previous one. I hope something starts to happen soon that draws me in. So far, I hate how the book started with bios about these unlikable characters and it hasn't improved much from there.😕

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Summer Hours: A Novel | Amy Mason Doan
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Started a new paperback book last night. 🤓

I liked her first book Summer List so I figured I'd give this a shot. Yes, a day after the first day of fall...😆 if only summer lasted forever!

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Yesterday was my 4th #Litsyversary! 🎉

My first Litsy post ⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️⬆️

I haven't been on here much lately unfortunately but I've still been reading! It's fun to browse to get some reading ideas and, of course, cram in all the book content I can!

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Current audiobook ☝️

Lsmoore43 I loved this book. It's very good. Enjoy! 4y
booksandsympathy I have this on Kindle and it sounds so good. I need to read it soon. 4y
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"Hating never fixed anything. It seems simple, but most things are. We just complicate them. We spend our lives complicating what we would do better to accept. Because in acceptance, we put our energies into transcendence."

Lsmoore43 This was the best book. I loved it! 4y
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