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Soubhiville

Soubhiville

Joined May 2016

(She/her) Books, pets, and tea, my favorite things. My top genres are literary and historical fiction and big fat fantasies. 😊📚
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Hula: A Novel by Jasmin Iolani Hakes
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Sad Janet: A Novel | Lucie Britsch
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Meh. I didn‘t love this.

It‘s about a woman who has depression and her family and boyfriend urge her constantly to get on meds. She, however, likes herself how she is and would like to be left alone.

I thought about bailing several times, and don‘t feel like I would have missed out if I had. Maybe better for someone who can relate to Janet more?

Cute dog on the cover is the best part for me.

dabbe Cute cat is cuter! 🖤🐾🖤 11h
Leftcoastzen 😻he looks so wise! 10h
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My Italian Bulldozer: A Novel | Alexander McCall Smith
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A funny light read about a food writer who goes to Italy and the comedy of errors that ensue.

This is a light pick for me. It was a fast read and enjoyable, but not as good for me as AMS‘s Mma Romatswe books.

Yes he does end up having to rent a bulldozer to drive across Tuscany because there is a mishap with his car rental.

Yenya1954 This sounds like a fun book to read 2d
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Haven | Emma Donoghue
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We just got home from our walk and Sietje is out cold!

This got some mixed reviews, but I love ED, so I had high hopes and wasn‘t disappointed! It‘s historical fiction and while it‘s about 3 monks who sail off the coast of Ireland to find a small island to live in seclusion on, the star for me was the natural setting and Trian and Cormac‘s spirits. Artt on the other hand can take his megalomania right to “the bad place.”

Beautifully written.

sarahbarnes I loved this one, too. 🩵 5d
AmyG How far did you walk? 🤣 (edited) 5d
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5d
Soubhiville @AmyG around 2 miles, which is a little less than usual, but she loves her naps! 5d
Tamra I loved it! 5d
batsy I loved it, too. 5d
kspenmoll I am sold. Stacked for library hunt! 4d
Hooked_on_books I really liked this one. And Greta used to do the same thing with her head hanging off the side of the bed. Don‘t dogs know how to use dog beds? 😂 2d
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books Isn‘t it funny? She seems to always start all the way on the bed, then at some point stretches her front half or at least her head onto the floor. 2d
Yenya1954 I‘ve borrowed this from the library to read. It sounds like a winner. 2d
jlhammar Loved this book! 1d
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Afterlife | Julia Alvarez
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This was my first Julia Alvarez, probably picked up partially for its Vermont setting.

Antonia is grieving the loss of her husband Sam and adapting to life alone on her VT property without him. She still thinks of him while gardening, harvesting “Sam‘s potatoes” even though she planted this crop herself.

She has three sisters, “the sisterhood”, and their relationships are complicated. I enjoyed the dynamic.

You may want to check warnings…

batsy 🐶😍 5d
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 5d
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I definitely recommend reading this one instead of listening to it! There are a lot of characters and time changes, and with the audio I was lost. But there is a family chart with time periods at the beginning, and that made it much easier to follow.

I loved the way this wrapped up. It focuses on many generations of daughters, all starting with Afong Moy. It explores generational trauma and mother daughter relationships.

Venkman says hi!

ChaoticMissAdventures Handsome gentlemen really selling the book!! 6d
rubyslippersreads Nicky & Sadie send their regards to Venkman. 😺 6d
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AmyG Oooo what a cute photo! ❤️ 6d
FlowerFairy What a cutie!!! 6d
Bookwormjillk Love this pic! 6d
dabbe Those eyes just pierce my heart! 🖤🐾🖤 6d
Yenya1954 Venkman is a sweet boy & a good reading partner ❤️ 6d
UwannaPublishme Best photo ever! 😻 5d
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The Dozier School for Boys was essentially a juvenile detention center in Florida‘s panhandle. It ran from 1900 to 2011. During that time many boys were buried on site on Boot Hill in unmarked graves. Many died of mysterious circumstances. Boys who were released from the school reported abuse and neglect, yet the school kept operating.

The author is a forensic anthropologist asked by families to find the truth and get their boys‘ remains home.

Soubhiville I first heard of Dozier School in 2w
Bookbuyingaddict Yes I read about this in the nickel boys I was horrified 😱and I believe none of the men who ran it were ever brought to justice ? The died of old age I believe , comfortably in their own beds 🛏️ so with any luck they are forever burning in hell for what they did to those poor babies 2w
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AmyG Oh right…I thought it was from The Nickel Boys. 2w
Hooked_on_books I thought this book was really good. I was appalled at the amount of pushback they faced in trying to do their work. 2w
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I agree, it was so frustrating hearing about all the local officials blocking their attempts to investigate. 2w
Soubhiville @Bookbuyingaddict You are correct, the perpetrators were I believe all dead before the dig began. There had been a previous investigation by the state, but they said there wasn‘t enough evidence and dropped it. 2w
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks this was my April #bookspin! 🙂📚 I started my DS this afternoon. 2w
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 2w
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A story of being an accidental refugee on an unnamed island. It was a fresh perspective for me.

Amir followed his uncle onto a boat. At 9 yrs old, he believed that they were going sight seeing. His uncle didn‘t know he was being followed as he boarded, trying to escape poverty and get to “the western world.”

Vanna helps a shipwrecked refugee child escape from authorities when she sees him running out of the woods by her home.

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TheIntrovertedDodoBird Omg! I love your cat 😍. 2w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2w
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Thanks #AuthorAMonth readers for voting for Ruth Ozeki! This is the first I‘ve read of hers and it will not be my last. I loved it! And it‘s her debut, impressive.

There are a lot of topics addressed but the things I loved were Jane the documentary director‘s undermining of her racist, misogynistic boss and the dark look at the meat industry. I‘m glad I don‘t eat meat!

Lots of content warnings, look them up if needed.

Soubhiville Sietje would like me to put down the book and take her for a walk. Which I did right after taking this photo. 🐕 3w
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
Megabooks I need to read this one!! Great review! 3w
UwannaPublishme Sietje is the cutest! ❤️ 3w
Suet624 I‘ve had this on my shelf forever - just can‘t seem to pick it up. 2w
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#Bookspin has spoken, and these are the two I‘ll be reading in addition to my bookclub and #authoramonth books for April. Thanks @TheAromaofBooks ! I‘m looking forward to both, even though they are both bound to be sad.😔📚🥰

TheAromaofBooks I'm not sure if my usual “Yay! Enjoy!“ is entirely appropriate 😂 But I do hope you enjoy them nonetheless haha 3w
Megabooks I loved Sad Janet! I hope you like it too. 3w
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My March reading wrap up. I really enjoyed all of these, so picking a best of the month was almost a dice roll. The other 2 that I might have chosen are Moon of the Turning Leaves and Gory Details.

AmyG Oooo an illistrated Hidden Life of Trees. 3w
Aimeesue Conjure Women was so well done! 3w
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Darius is the best book about adolescent depression I think I‘ve ever read. I loved his family, and felt for him as he met his family in Iran for the first time. His feelings of not fitting in, of feeling like an “other”, were relatable. I‘d definitely recommend this to any teens, but especially to anyone struggling with mental health or who feel like having immigrant parents set them apart from peers.

Soubhiville @Yenya1954 I‘m putting this in a new stack to send to you. Eventually 🙂 3w
Gissy I loved this book and there is a sequel. 3w
Soubhiville @Gissy oh that‘s good to hear! I‘ll have to look it up 🙂 3w
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3w
vivastory I read this over the weekend and thought it was fantastic 3w
rwmg Having found my stash of genmaicha and the sequel being on my virtual TBR shelf, I decided to re-read it
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Suet624 I liked this one too. 3w
Caryl I loved Darius. ❤️ Wonderful review! 2w
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Moon of the Turning Leaves | Waubgeshig Rice
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This was a great follow up to Moon of the Crusted Snow. It‘s mostly a traveling story, as 6 members of the survivor‘s community strike out south east to see if they can find new grounds for their people. They are hoping to be able to return to the land their ancestors lived on; the land that had been taken from them by the white colonists.

The narrator isn‘t the best, he stumbles and loses his flow. But he is an own voice, which I appreciated. 🤩

Aimeesue Looking forward to this one! Thanks for the review! 3w
Hooked_on_books I preordered this one and then all my library holds have gotten in the way. I can‘t wait to get to it! 3w
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Welcome to April #AuthorAMonth readers! Time to pull out our Ruth Ozeki books. What are you planning to read?

#AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure, no-commitment Litsy challenge. The goal is to celebrate the works of a particular author each month. Authors were chosen through polls by Litsy participants. Read as many as you like, skip months when needed, it's entirely up to you! ⬇️

Soubhiville There will be some prizes sent at the end of the year:

-There will be ONE prize book box for "MOST READ." In order to qualify, books must be FINISHED in the appropriate month. (Bails will not be counted.) It is up to you to keep track by editing your Google form each month. (this prize can only be won once, there will be a different winner every year.) ⬇️
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Soubhiville -There will be one prize randomly chosen from the "EVERY MONTH CLUB". To qualify for this prize you must read one or more book every month for the qualifying author. For this category BAILS COUNT. The winners will be chosen randomly from the participants that qualify for the club.

-There will also be one or more random prizes sent to any randomly drawn participant who has FINISHED at least one qualifying book during the year. ⬇️
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Soubhiville Once you start your Google form you will get an email confirmation. Hold on to that email, it gives you access to edit the form. You should also be able to access it through your Google Drive. I can not access it for you though, and if you can‘t get to the form you started my link will make you start a new form. ⬇️ 3w
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Soubhiville It is up to you if you track monthly with the form or just fill it out at the end of the year. I won‘t be looking at it until January of 2025.

Only Listy members who are still active in the Listy community at the time of drawings will qualify.

Here is the link to the Google form:⬇️
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Soubhiville As always, let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the tag list. 🙂📚. Happy Reading! 3w
Soubhiville I‘ve started and so far like 3w
Melismatic Just sent thru my form @Soubhiville but never received it to edit on my end like I did last year. Did u get from me? (Email is Leanna.Christiansen@gmail.com) 3w
Soubhiville @Melismatic I‘m making myself a note to check on the form tomorrow when I‘m on my computer… maybe I didn‘t check the box to tell it to send an email. I‘ll get back to you on that! 3w
Melismatic @Soubhiville ok 👍🏻 I‘ve had issues before this year with Google Forms so I figured I‘d ask 🤷🏻‍♀️😨 thanks! 3w
BarkingMadRead A Tale for the Time Being 3w
Bookzombie Most likely I‘m going to try 3w
Bookwormjillk Looking forward to a new to me author. Not sure what I‘ll read yet. Need to see what the library has. 3w
dabbe Thanks for hosting us again! 💚🩷💚 3w
CBee @AmyG this was on my #auldlangspine list last year and I never got to it. I LOVED A Tale for the Time Being ♥️ 3w
Gissy I will try. I know I read most of the books out of order but my goal is to read the books I own by that author but I‘m a slow reader🤷🏽‍♀️But this is a great opportunity, gives me motivation to read those books from my tbr📚😃Sorry for my chaotic reading system😳 3w
AmyG @CBee do you have it? I can send this to you when I finish. (edited) 3w
TheSpineView Ugh... I don't know. Sigh..😏🙄 3w
CBee @AmyG I have it on Kindle! You‘re a sweetie ♥️ 3w
Megabooks I picked this up last year at the used bookstore. Excited to finally read it! 3w
dariazeoli The next book I start will be 3w
Soubhiville @Melismatic my bad! I did not have it set up to send an email. You should be able to access it through your Google drive if you look at “recent”. If it isn‘t there for you please let me know. 3w
DHill I will also be reading 3w
Caryl I loved A Tale for the Time Being, and I‘ve wanted to read more Ozeki. I‘ll be reading 3w
thegreensofa I‘m reading A Tale For The Time Being too. 3w
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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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It‘s always fun putting together my #Bookspin list for the month! What 2 will @TheAromaofBooks pull this time?

I will definitely be reading The Many Daughters of Afong Moy for bookclub and My Year of Meats for #AuthorAMoth. We‘ll see which of the others I‘ll get to!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3w
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I love these books. Becky Chambers has a way with cozy scifi that fits right into my heart. (This is book 3 of her Wayfarer books.) I loved the career path of the caretakers, and the thought of composting our bodies as an after-death option.

Venkman is trying to lure me in to lay in the sun with him. It might work for a few minutes.

CBee Tell Venkman I‘ll be right there and will be happy to lie in the sun with him ☺️♥️ 3w
Yuki_Onna Venkman, you're a beauty!👏🖤 3w
AmyG Venkman 🙌🏻…..a beauty. 3w
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MicheleinPhilly Sexy and he knows it. 3w
JenniferEgnor I really love the pictures of this beautiful cat! 3w
dabbe And look at his tail! Venkman, you're a stud! 🖤🐾🖤 3w
KadaGul @Soubhiville Venkman is like Mom: you can lay in the sun with me, and I allow you to grab a book. #petlife 3w
BekaReid I adore that series and Becky Chambers' writing as a whole!! 3w
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Definitely not for the squeamish! Full of interesting facts about body decomposition, bugs, microbiology, unpleasant smells, and so much more. One of the most memorable chapters for me is about disembodied feet that wash up on the Pacific coast in northern America and Canada. The investigation of where they come from and what was found will stick with me. 👟🥾
Grossest for me? Bugs crawling into orifices and slug eating leading to death 🫣!

lil1inblue I'm too curious about the feet. Stacked. 1mo
Soubhiville @lil1inblue 🤣 you could probably Google, but if you like creepy/gross stuff I would recommend the book for other reasons too. 1mo
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Avanders 😟 1mo
AmyG Bugs….NOPE 1mo
lil1inblue @Soubhiville I live near Lake Superior, so I have some theories. 😂 1mo
ShelleyBooksie I am intrigued!! 1mo
DinoMom This sounds like me kind of read! 1mo
TheLudicReader 🤮that‘s a hard pass for me. 😂😂 1mo
Yenya1954 I‘m adding this my TBR list. It sounds as if I need to find out about the 🦶 👣 1mo
Soubhiville @Yenya1954 I was just telling Melody about that story on our walk yesterday. It‘s interesting! I‘m so surprised I don‘t remember hearing about it on the news when it started. 1mo
Yenya1954 Me either…. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Loved this one! 3w
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This is an abridged version of the original book, with beautiful forest photography from around the world. The writing isn‘t the best, possibly a combo of the translation from German and the abridgment. But for me still interesting and worth reading to absorb the nature pics. Still lots of good info! I may pick up the full book at some point. 🌲🌳🌿💚

Fr3NcHtOaSt The full book was amazing. I need to check this one out. 1mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Heads up #AuthorAMonth readers 🙂. We‘re 2/3 of the way through March and you all have read a lot of Jane Harper! She seems to mostly be a hit.

As we inch closer to April, you may want to place your library hold or order for Ruth Ozeki books. It will be my first experience with her, and I‘m looking forward to it!

Happy Reading 📚🙂💚.

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TheBookHippie Just put holds in yesterday!! 1mo
TheSpineView Looked at this author's books. Now I need to see what the library has to offer. 1mo
AmyG All set for Ozeki! I think it was you who gave me 1mo
CatLass007 I thought both of the Jane Harper books I listened to were excellent and I plan to make my way through the rest of her books. I‘ve put a Ruth Ozeki book on hold with my library. Looking forward to it! 1mo
Soubhiville @AmyG yes, that‘s a chunky one! 1mo
Yenya1954 I‘ve never read any of Ruth Ozeki‘s writings. I just reserved “A Tale for the Time Being.” 1mo
Caryl A Tale for the Time Being is one of my very favorite books. 💖 I plan to read The Book of Form and Emptiness in April. 4w
KadaGul @Soubhiville I'm sorry 😢 to say that I won't be able to continue being a part of the AuthorAMonth book club. Things have been getting pretty hectic lately, and with school 🏫 and summer 🌞coming up, it will only get busier. 4w
Soubhiville @KadaGul no worries! Do you want me to take you off the tag list? I‘m glad you got to read along with us for a bit. Come back in anytime! 4w
KadaGul @Soubhiville, If it's not too much trouble, could you please remove me from the list? I will rejoin once things have settled down. 4w
Soubhiville No trouble at all @KadaGul 4w
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Godkiller | HANNAH. KANER
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Sietje can‘t believe the book has the audacity to touch her!

I absolutely love this cover, and the story was quite good too. A fantasy world with living gods who interact with their followers, accepting offerings and sacrifices and granting boons and blessings. Or curses. Three main characters- an orphaned girl, a soldier in disguise, and a godkiller, find themselves traveling together, each on their own quest.

March‘s #doublespin

BethM Sooo cute 1mo
dabbe Sietje: #bookisonmybutt #fixitmom #nowplease 🖤🐾🖤 1mo
KadaGul @Soubhiville Sietje: Hey, Mom, I was wondering if you could help me understand something. I noticed the book touched my body earlier, and I'm curious about how that happened. Could you please explain it to me? #furbabylife 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Gissy I enjoyed this one too😃 1mo
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Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel | Claire Vaye Watkins
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I found this at a library book sale at some point and it‘s made a few moves with me. Tried to start it today, but within a few pages I could tell it‘s not for me. Oh well, on to the next book.📚

Cathythoughts Great cover though … 1mo
vlwelser I felt the same about this one. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I was not a fan of this one and fully support this bail! 1mo
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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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I thought this was a well written story of two enslaved women and their community through the beginning of the civil war and beyond into abolition times.

May Belle and her daughter Rue are midwives, but also know plant medicine and are healers. Some people refer to them as Conjure Women.

The cover and spine caught my eye, and I‘m glad, the inside is just as good!

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Gemina | Arnie Kaufman
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Thank you @Jas16 for sending me the whole series of Illuminae books. These editions are gorgeous! I do love the sound of Like Happiness too, what a great bonus. I‘m not sure which to dive into first. Thank you my friend 🙂📚🩷.

lil1inblue The Illuminae series is so great! 🤩 1mo
Jas16 Absolutely my pleasure! 1mo
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The Giant's House: A Romance | Elizabeth McCracken
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What a strange and bittersweet book. The friendships Peggy formed with James and his family were complicated and her emotional attachment to them strikes multiple chords.

In not sure if I‘ve ever read about a 8 foot tall person unless it was in fantasy. This really felt like historical fiction, I would believe it if told it were based on a true story.

@AmyG I feel like you might enjoy this one.

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AmyG I have this somewhere. Ha, have to find it. Thank you! And now I am wondering if I‘ve read it. 🤣 (edited) 1mo
Yenya1954 I‘ve put this on my TBR list. 1mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1mo
Soubhiville @AmyG @Yenya1954 it was my first by the author. I‘m interested in more by her. 1mo
jlhammar I‘ve had this on my shelf for years - must get to it! I loved 1mo
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Very Scary | Tony Johnston
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This weekend I walked a new-to-me trail which took me by a library with adorable reading statues out in front. Cute right? Well Sietje and my aunt‘s dog Wall-E (who you can see in the background) did not find them cute. They refused to pose with them, Sietje wouldn‘t go anywhere near this one, and Wall-E barked at them. Oh well, I enjoyed them. 😹🐶🤷‍♀️

JanuarieTimewalker13 Omg, what a great name for a dog!!! Wall-E!! I loved that movie and the character!! 1mo
Tamra I can totally see mine barking at them! 😆 1mo
marleed 😛😛 1mo
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Ruthiella Adorable little statue! I used to have a dog who would lunge and growl at lawn deer. 😂 (edited) 1mo
Yenya1954 Cute statue. I think Zoey would bark at it also! 1mo
Soubhiville @Yenya1954 I bet she would! 1mo
Gissy 😍📖👌 1mo
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I borrowed this audio for #naturalitsy. I thought it was well written and contained a wealth of knowledge about how human civilization evolved around water, the issues we‘ve caused by overusing and polluting, and a discussion of how we can change our habits and laws in order to fix the looming water shortage crisis that will arise if we do nothing.

I really appreciate that the author included extensive solutions and hope that this can be fixed.

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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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My topics bookclub‘s theme for March is “written in an unusual format” and this was the first thing that came to mind. I‘ve seen reviews of it here with pics of its set up. Very different!

It‘s a fast paced scifi, with letters, text messages, military reports, lots of redacted documents, transcripts of video footage, and more. I think it might be YA. I really liked it.

Sietje was cozy on the couch this morning 😁🐶💜.

UwannaPublishme Aww Sietje! ❤️ 1mo
Jas16 If you don‘t have the sequels I would be happy to send them to you. 1mo
BethM I devoured this one! 1mo
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Soubhiville @Jas16 I don‘t have them. That‘s really sweet of you. I would like to read them. ☺️ 1mo
Captivatedbybooks Omg im in love with that cute wittle face! 1mo
Hooked_on_books It looks like Sietje‘s saying, “Momma, the book‘s touching my leg!” She‘s so cute! 1mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I think that may be exactly what she‘s saying. She‘s a good sport though. 1mo
sarahbarnes 😍😍😍 1mo
dabbe Sietje! 🤩🖤🐾🖤🤩 1mo
Jas16 They went out in the mail today. 1mo
Soubhiville Thank you @Jas16 ! I‘ll keep an eye out for them. 1mo
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I‘m not sure why this drew me, except maybe morbid curiosity about the end of Hefner‘s life? I watched some of the reality show back when it was Holly and Kendra, but knew nothing of the later years and honestly was surprised he ever got married.

I‘m glad Crystal felt comfortable telling her story, and can only hope the more stories like these are told that maybe fewer women will fall into patterns and situations like this.

Kappadeemom Okay, gotta ask…did she really love him? Back in the day, I was mad that he didn‘t marry Holly 😂 (Now I‘m glad she escaped!) 2mo
The_Book_Ninja @Kappadeemom of course she loved him😏 2mo
Soubhiville @Kappadeemom @The_Book_Ninja well… it didn‘t sound like love to me. It sounded like resignation. That she was willing to use sex transactionally to secure a home and privileges, even though she wasn‘t happy with her situation. She says she “cared for him…” and was concerned about his wellbeing in his final years. 🤷‍♀️ (edited) 2mo
The_Book_Ninja @Soubhiville of course, that was a “yeah right” emoji attempt 😂 2mo
Soubhiville @The_Book_Ninja I assumed it was😉 2mo
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Illuminae | Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
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Tomorrow is #bookspin day! My March list is ready. I‘ve started the tagged already for bookclub, I wonder what else @TheAromaofBooks will pick?!

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s March #AuthorAMonth readers! Time to pick up something by Jane Harper. What are you hoping to read?

Now may be a good time to update your Google form tracking your #AAM reads. You may either track your books monthly on the form or once at the end of the year, it makes no difference to me. If you want to start the form now, here is the link to do so:

https://forms.gle/3N5rn4hdF86TXvUFA

All the rules and prize info are on the form.

Soubhiville Reminder to keep the email you get once you start your form, you will need it in order to update throughout the year, or you can wait and fill the whole thing out in December if you‘re keeping track of your books along the way. Your already started form should be available to edit in your Google Drive as well. ⬇️ 2mo
Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. 2mo
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Laughterhp I‘m hoping to read the Lost Man this month! It‘s the only Jane Harper I haven‘t read! 2mo
staci.reads The only one of hers I haven't read is The Lost Man, so The Lost Man it will be! 2mo
gossamerchild I'm trying The Dry. I haven't read anything by her, so I'm excited! 2mo
RebelReader I‘m planning to read The Lost Man and The Survivors. Those are the two I haven‘t read of hers. 2mo
Jess I started Force of Nature today. Looking forward to seeing what Aaron Falk is up to. 2mo
BarkingMadRead The Survivors 2mo
Bookzombie I believe I have 3 of hers that I haven‘t read. I‘m going to start with Exiles to catch up with Aaron Falk. Then maybe also read The Survivors and The Lost Man. 2mo
Melismatic Another totally new to me author! Planning on starting with The Dry 💖 2mo
TheSpineView I need to check what is available at the library. I think I want to read The Dry. 2mo
CatLass007 I checked out The Dry from the library. 2mo
Pageturner1 finishing up february author. then on to march!! 😁 2mo
LeeRHarry I have read all of her books and I‘d definitely start with her debut The Dry if you can. 2mo
tpixie @LeeRHarry thanks! 2mo
Zuhkeeyah @LeeRHarry Thanks for the recommendation. Just borrowed it from the library. 2mo
Texreader Currently The Lost Man (thanks to you!!) and The Dry. 2mo
DHill I‘ll be reading 2mo
AmyG I just listened to Force of Nature (started a little early). I am going to try to read another one. 2mo
Caryl @LeeRHarry - Glad to hear this! I just checked out The Dry from the library. 2mo
Texreader @Gilly18 — This is the #authoramonth challenge I told you about. I‘ve loved being introduced to new authors over the years. Some so so, but I‘ve found some new favorites too! Littens (people on litsy) vote every year for the authors and @Soubhiville has been our marvelous host. 2mo
Soubhiville ☺️ thanks @Texreader ! Hi @Gilly18 ! 2mo
Yenya1954 I have enjoyed all of her books. The Dry is a great book to begin with 1mo
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Gilda has anxiety and depression, and this book is from her point of view. She finds a flyer about a therapy group and goes to a church to get more info, and accidentally accepts a job there as a receptionist/ office staffer. And then finds out the previous woman in her position died mysteriously.

This is funny even though it gets dark. It doesn‘t shy away from the dirty gritty things depression can put one through. But it‘s also hopeful. *CWs!

dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
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The Body in Question | Jill Ciment
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Ann Patchett recently recommended this on her bookshop‘s social media account. It‘s a short novel about a court case, from the point of view of Juror C2, who we learn towards the end of the book is named Hannah. Patchett admires the author‘s ability to weave intricate stories with few words, and I have to agree. Even though it‘s short, it has a lot to say.

The story ends up being more about Hannah‘s life and feelings than the actual court case.

AvidReader25 I kept thinking about how “The Body” in the title changed throughout the book. First the victim, then F17, then her husband. I loved that. 2mo
Soubhiville @avidreader and the bodies in the anatomy lab too. 🙂 2mo
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The Past is Red | Catherynne M. Valente
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Caught Igor mid yawn, lol!

I really liked this novella! Tetley lives in Garbagetown, which is a floating community built of trash after humans have allowed our environmental damage to deplete the ice caps, flooding the entirety of earth.

Obviously dystopian, it‘s comprised of a short story that was previously published in an anthology, “The Future is Blue,” and the second titular part.

A quick enjoyable (dark) read.

AmyG Ha, Igor! 🙌🏻 2mo
Jari-chan Great picture 😸😸 2mo
Aimeesue I enjoyed this one. Tetley was a great character! 2mo
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dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 So cute! 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Igor ♡♡ 2mo
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My other new art acquisition! 🤩🪼

This was a fun short scifi mystery that takes place on Jupiter, which future humans have colonized after ruining Earth. It‘s a Sherlock style murder investigation, except the main characters are women, and the body is missing. I believe book 2 was just published, and I will probably pick it up.

Crazeedi Got your note, I'll write soon! 2mo
TheBookHippie Love the jellyfish!!! 2mo
Bklover Love your new art! (The cow too) 2mo
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UwannaPublishme Cool! 🪼 2mo
CBee Love the new art ♥️ Thanks also for the sweet card! 2mo
Bookwomble Love the painting 💜🪼💜 2mo
Eyelit Love that art! Where did you get it? 2mo
Soubhiville @Eyelit my friends who are moving to Puerto Rico let me choose a couple paintings from their collection. He is an artist and every show he did over the last 15 years or so, he would come home with a piece of someone else‘s art. 🙂 2mo
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This wasn‘t for me… at another time I would have liked it I think. It‘s about Paul, who can shapeshift, and uses his abilities to become a woman to have multiple and wild sexploits.

Pictured with my new cow art. Some friends of mine are moving and I got to choose a couple paintings from their eclectic art collection. ❤️🐮

BkClubCare LOVE the 🐄 COW! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Nice cow! 2mo
TheBookHippie So cute! 2mo
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UwannaPublishme Love this cow! Especially the blue nose! 💙 2mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 2mo
Bookwormjillk Love the color combo in that cow art 2mo
Yenya1954 Did your friend paint the cow? 2mo
Soubhiville @Yenya1954 no… Jill and Jason often adopted art at the shows where he sold his metal work. They are only taking their favorites, so I got to choose a couple of paintings they weren‘t taking. 2mo
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The Revisioners | Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
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Multiple time lines follow several members of a family. In 1924 Josephine is a landowner who escaped enslavement. We hear her story as a child working with her parents and also as an adult running her own farm.
In 2017 Ava, Josephine‘s granddaughter, has decided to take the position of caregiver to her other elderly grandmother, who is white. Ava and her son King move in and have to adapt to Martha‘s fall into dementia.
Complicated, emotional.

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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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Hello #AuthorAMonth readers! We‘ve got about a week left in February with Lauren Groff. I hope you‘ve been enjoying your time with her.

March‘s author is Jane Harper. It might be a good time to place your library hold or order. 📚❤️🙂

Have a great week!

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Crazeedi Great writer 2mo
Bklover Enjoying The Vaster Wilds! 2mo
Morr_Books I'm ready for March! 2mo
TheSpineView Thanks for the reminder. 2mo
tpixie @Soubhiville thanks 😊 2mo
CatLass007 I haven‘t gotten to the Lauren Groff book I had chosen. I‘ve felt pressured all month to get everything done before the end of the month. And that pressure is self-imposed. Plus February, even in a leap year, is a short month. Not enough time to get everything done that I want to do. But I am looking forward to Dry by Jane Harper. (edited) 2mo
Soubhiville @CatLass007 no worries! It‘s not important to read every author, it‘s only important to enjoy what you can and do read. 😊 2mo
CatLass007 @Soubhiville Thank you. 2mo
Bookzombie I‘m currently about 50 pages into 2mo
Yenya1954 I have really enjoyed Jane Harper‘s novels! I‘m looking forward to reading another one. 2mo
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Mehso-so

I just finished this for a bookclub, otherwise I don‘t think I would have gotten all the way through.

Don‘t read this without looking into content warnings if you care about those- very graphic descriptions of a lot of unpleasant situations.

Had I looked at previous reviews I would have known to expect more of a biography of Sandra, who has had a difficult life in so many ways. The cleaning itself is included, but takes a back seat. Intense.

UwannaPublishme Oh my! 😬 2mo
BarbaraBB I was fascinated by that cleaning and the hoarders. A kind of guilty pleasure I guess 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Sounds like a good audio book. 2mo
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Full disclosure that I‘m rating this only based on the first 3 stories… I‘m just not in a short story mood right now. I did really like the first two though. I have enjoyed all of the Lauren Groff I‘ve read, and I expect I may return to this at some point. #AuthorAMonth

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I‘ve seen this compared many times to Daisy Jones and the Six, and while it has a similar topic and is written in a similar format, it‘s a very different story.
I liked this one better, as it feels more important. Opal shines as an oddball character I really related to.

I was planning on using the photo of Sietje sleeping with the book, but then Venkman got all dramatic and supermodelesque and I had to add him 🙂.
#doublespin for February.

Soubhiville This is the second Book of the Month (used- I‘m not a subscriber) book that has fallen apart on me- the binding cracked completely off at the back cover. They really scrimp on the quality lately, huh? 2mo
MaureenMc I just finished this book, too! I thought it was very well done. 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🐾🖤 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🐾❤️📚 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
Melismatic I agree! Liked this far more than Daisy Jones! 💖 2mo
PaperbackPirate 😻😍 2mo
Creadnorthey When will this be made into a movie or Amazon miniseries? DJ+6 took relatively no time… hmmm 2mo
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@UwannaPublishme you are so sweet! Thank you for the book, journal, bookmarks and stickers, and this adorable squishy soft creature Squishmallow! It arrived today and made me so warm and fuzzy. Thank you for thinking of me. (The kisses are out of reach of the fur-kids, I‘m enjoying those as well.)

It‘s been a very long time since I‘ve read poetry, I‘m looking forward to seeing what Kingsolver‘s is like!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💚💚💚 2mo
Yenya1954 You have an awesome group of friends ❣️❣️ 2mo
Hooked_on_books That green critter looks delightfully squishable! 😍 2mo
UwannaPublishme Hope your fur-kids won‘t mind another squishy reading companion over there. 😉💚 2mo
Jari-chan That Squishy Thingy is so cute! 😍😍 2mo
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I‘m reading The Final Revival of Opal and Nev, and Venkman gives me a little blep face. 🐈‍⬛🖤

I do often have to try to read around his head. Totally normal, right?

Eyelit I love the expression on his face! (I also loved that book, how are you liking it?) 2mo
Soubhiville @Eyelit it‘s really good so far! 2mo
Hooked_on_books Definitely normal. Lately Bindi‘s been trying to make me read around her head or licking my neck while I‘m reading. Gotta love our critters! 2mo
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Ruthiella Totally normal! 😹 2mo
UwannaPublishme 😹😹😹 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Oh haiiii 😸 2mo
Leftcoastzen So cute! I have Nacho as my reading buddy, so far no blocking moves !😸 2mo
Jari-chan Flem! 😸😸😸 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I loved this! One of my bookclubs chose it for February and I‘m so glad!

4 young siblings visit a fortune teller who can predict the date of one‘s death. They each learn their dates, and decide to never discuss what they learned. Each is affected by the knowledge in a different way, and the author writes about each of them in turn.

An interesting view on mortality and morality and what might be the important things in a life. Loved it!

Soubhiville Lots of content warnings though! Look them up if you need them. 2mo
keithmalek Cute doggie! 2mo
AmyG This was a wonderful book. 2mo
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dabbe Sietje! 🖤🐾🖤 (I hope I spelled it correctly! 🤩) 2mo
Gissy Still in my tbr...waiting for me🙄
Sietje is so cute! 🐕 ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Soubhiville @dabbe yep, you nailed the spelling! Good job it‘s a tricky name! She wasn‘t thrilled I woke her for another book photo. “Aw mum, do you have to?” 2mo
Mimi28 Sounds interesting 🤔 Hi Sietje!! 2mo
Leftcoastzen I remember really liking it too!🐶 2mo
BennettBookworm I remember LOVING this, yes 2mo
UwannaPublishme Sietje looks so relaxed. I must follow her example 😊 2mo
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I had heard that electric cars might be worse for the world than gas, and the batteries are the problem, but didn‘t know why. One huge reason is that they require cobalt- all rechargeable batteries do. Cobalt comes from the Congo, where people of all ages (yes, children too) work in the worst conditions you can imagine, risking their lives, for on average a dollar a day. And they have no choice, it‘s the only work available.

Makes me think ⬇️

Soubhiville Makes me think twice about upgrading any rechargeable device. The book is very fact heavy in places, but there are a lot of interviews with workers and middlemen. Not an easy read, both for density and for the devastation. It‘s an emotional gut punch. Not recommended unless you can handle that- the situation is bleak and there‘s no sign it will get better. 2mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I learned so much, things I had no idea about. Although I‘m emotionally drained by reading it, I‘m glad I‘m educated now. After my review do you still want to read it? If so I‘ll send it back to you 🙂. 2mo
AmyG We slowly destroy our earth. 😢 2mo
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Ruthiella Not that it will happen, but mass transit would be an excellent solution. I lived over a decade in various cities where I didn‘t have nor did I need a car. 2mo
Hooked_on_books That‘s so nice, but no need—I have access to the audio. I‘m sure I‘ll give it a try, but I have an electric car, so I‘ll have to shore myself up before I start listening. On the other side of the coin is the devastation wreaked by fossil fuels and the reality that they will run out and then what? I really don‘t think there are any good answers anymore. Someone gets hurt no matter what, sadly. 2mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 2mo
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella right?! Trains. I love them. 2mo
Ruthiella @TheBookHippie It‘s a reading commuter paradise! 😃 2mo
TheBookHippie @Ruthiella I loathe driving. 2mo
Gissy Wow! Does the author gives suggestions recommendations of what to do? Alternatives? How to stop this? So devastated 😔 2mo
Soubhiville @Gissy his only suggestions were about regulating the mining so that it could be done more safely and to pay the Congolese people fairly so that they don‘t need the children to work to help support families- because they literally will starve without having their children work as well. It‘s the saddest situation and working conditions I have ever heard of. 2mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books @Gissy @TheBookHippie @Ruthiella @AmyG sadly it isn‘t only electric cars- it‘s every rechargeable thing we have. Smartphones, tablets, laptops, even things like electric toothbrushes. Unfortunately Amy I think you nailed it- we care too much about all our conveniences, and all of them are bad for the environment, which impacts those in poverty all over the world. 2mo
Soubhiville @Ruthie @TheBookHippie I have always wished to live in a place where I didn‘t need a car. I don‘t like driving either. Unfortunately it hasn‘t worked out yet. 2mo
TheBookHippie @Soubhiville me either currently. 2mo
Soubhiville @TheAromaofBooks this was this month‘s #bookspin for me. 2mo
batsy @Ruthiella That would absolutely be the solution that seems further away for most cities because of lack of political will (those coffers have to be filled 💰💰💰) 2mo
batsy Great review. I've added it to my list and I expect it to be infuriating and harrowing. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Really makes me stop and think about all my rechargeables alone 😬 2mo
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I‘m excited about these #Bookspin and #Doublespin draws this month! Thanks as always @TheAromaofBooks for hosting my favorite monthly challenge. 🙂

Bookzombie Since you are the host of a monthly challenge that made me chuckle. 🙂 I love both of your challenges. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Enjoy!!! 3mo
Soubhiville @Bookzombie I always do Bookspin, and sometimes I skip the #AuthorAMonth. Sshhhh! 🤫😂 3mo
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Did you know that the road systems humans have built interrupt migrations, isolate animals in territories too small for them, kill an impossibly huge number of creatures daily, and pollute soil and waterways?

A main focus of this book is wildlife crossings by underpass, overpass, culvert, even tiny pipes for rodents, and the amount they cut back on road deaths is astounding.

I wasn‘t expecting the section on roads isolating humans.

Excellent!

Soubhiville I‘m confident this will make my best of list for the year. Highly recommend. @Hooked_on_books 3mo
Soubhiville Sietje is keeping an eye on the ecology of the apartment parking lot 🐶😁. Actually we have a view of big trees that usually have birds and squirrels, plus a view of other residents walking dogs. She likes to watch. 3mo
ShelleyBooksie I haven't read this one as I was worried it would be too depressing. Does it provide hope? Love the picture of Sietje ♡ 3mo
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Gissy Interesting and I agree with @ShelleyBooksie and yes, Sietje looks adorable 🐶 ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Soubhiville @ShelleyBooksie I felt like there was some hope, in that money is being allocated to improve and add to crossings to get animals across safely, and that new roads can be built to take wildlife into account from the beginning. Also unused roads can be returned to a wild state, which has been shown possible in some places. (Is it enough? No. But better than nothing?) 3mo
Leftcoastzen 🐶👏 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
Bookzombie This sounds really interesting. They built a huge land bridge in San Antonio before I left. It links two sides of a park, but also keeps animals from having to cross the parkway. https://www.philhardbergerpark.org/land-bridge 3mo
Hooked_on_books I loved this one, too! His previous book about beavers (Eager) was great, so I figured this one would be, and it was a favorite of last year for me. I‘m glad Sietje has some good stuff to keep her eyes on! 3mo
Soubhiville @Bookzombie oh I heard of that one! I wish I had gone to see it before I moved. I‘m so glad it‘s there, and if I ever make it back down there I will check it out. Thanks for the link! 3mo
Soubhiville @Hooked_on_books I forgot he wrote Eager! Now I‘m going to have to read that 📖😆. 3mo
squirrelbrain Sounds fascinating- stacked. 3mo
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Pomegranate: A Novel | Helen Elaine Lee
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My January wrap up. The best of the month for me was Pomegranate. But there wasn‘t anything I didn‘t like.

Mimi28 I got 50 pages into Starter Villain and just had to stop. The death part was just bad for me because I am still grieving over the death of an aunt I never really reconciled with and my dad who lived in Louisiana and I have only seen twice since I was 5. It was funny kinda, but I have toooo maannnnyyyy triggers right now. I couldn‘t even keep up with the Austen thing for January, sorry. I have it on my kindle app and audio. Sorry to babble 🤧😪 3mo
Mimi28 You‘re awesome 😎 3mo
Gissy Amazing🤩📚📚📚👏👏👏👏 3mo
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This Is Happiness | Niall Williams
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@CBee thank you so much for this blast of love and happiness. I so appreciate your support. I look forward to reading all of these, and digging in to the snacks. I haven‘t ever tried spicy pistachios, but they sound delicious! I love Reeces, and the gnome is so cute! He‘s perched on my bookshelf now. Sietje enjoyed playing with the wrapping paper 🐶. You are so sweet. Thank you again. 💞

BennettBookworm TIME WAR IS THE BEST!!!!! 3mo
CBee Aw yay!! Glad it made it safely 😊😊 Enjoy everything ♥️ Glad Sietje was able to have a little fun with it too 🐾 3mo
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My Favorite Authors | Thomas Costley
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It‘s February #AuthorAMonth readers! This month we will be celebrating Lauren Groff by reading her books. What are you planning to pick up?

Now may be a good time to update your Google form tracking your #AAM reads. You may either track your books monthly on the form or once at the end of the year, it makes no difference to me. If you want to start the form now, here is the link to do so:

https://forms.gle/3N5rn4hdF86TXvUFA
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Soubhiville Reminder to keep the email you get once you start your form, you will need it in order to update throughout the year, or you can wait and fill the whole thing out in December if you‘re keeping track of your books along the way. Your already started form should be available to edit in your Google Drive as well. ⬇️ 3mo
Soubhiville #AuthorAMonth is a no-pressure challenge in which we read books by a voted on author each month. Read as many or as few as you like. At the end of the year there is a prize box for “Most Read.”

There will also be randomly drawn prizes- everyone who has read at least one Author a Month book and is still active on Litsy is entered into those random drawings. ⬇️
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Soubhiville All rules for the challenge are on the Google Form. As always, just let me know if you‘d like to be added or removed from my tag lists. ❤️📚 (edited) 3mo
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Soubhiville Somehow I left out the “Every Month Club” in the notes above. There‘s a randomly drawn prize from the group of readers who either complete or attempt and bail on at least one book by each author.📚🙂 3mo
CatLass007 Since I won‘t be doing the challenge portion, I don‘t think it‘s vital that I fill out the Google form. I already have my Lauren Groff book, The Vaster Wilds! 3mo
Gissy Thank you! I completed the form with books read in January 2024🤗I‘m planning to read, but not 100% sure, more books by this author but later in the year, as part of another reading goal. 3mo
Soubhiville @CatLass007 you may want to do the Google form if you‘d like to be eligible for the prize drawing. Everyone who reads at least one book is automatically entered, but I go by the form to draw winners. 🙂 3mo
Soubhiville I hope to read the tagged, if I have time to get to it this month. It‘s the only book of Groff‘s I haven‘t read yet: 3mo
KadaGul @Soubhiville I got done ✅ w/ my local libraries' 📚 reading 📖 challenges earlier than anticipated that's why I can participate in February. I'm looking 👀 forward to reading 📖 Vester Wilds. I just have to pick up from library 📚 3mo
dabbe I have no idea what to read. Any suggestions anybody? 😃 3mo
Bookwormjillk It‘s finally time to read 3mo
Soubhiville @dabbe if you like short stories my favorite by her is 3mo
Deblovestoread @dabbe. I loved Matrix. Historical Fic about a 17 year old sent to be a prioress of a destitute abbey. 3mo
Deblovestoread I hope to read both The Vaster Wilds and Florida. 3mo
Blackink_WhitePaper I am going to read Arcadia. I dont have any clue on the subject of the book. Lets see! 😄 3mo
Caryl I‘m planning to read Matrix, and may get to Florida as well. 3mo
Pageturner1 not familiar with her. guess will see what majority of #AAM is going to read. 3mo
dabbe @Deblovestoread Thanks; I'll look into it! 🤩😍🤗 3mo
Julsmarshall I‘ve got an ARC of Vaster Wilds and Florida on audio so I have a couple to read this month:) 3mo
peanutnine I'm planning to read Monsters of Templeton since I got a copy from a used book sale a while back. I'd also like to try to get to Fates and Furies if I have time, it was recommended highly on my favorite book podcast 3mo
LiteraryHoarderPenny @peanutnine Monsters of Templeton is my absolute favourite by Groff. Loved it! 3mo
Jess I got a head start and just finished Arcadia on audio (a low pick for me) and have Fates and Furies and Monsters of Templeton on my shelves so hope to read both this month. 3mo
peanutnine @LiteraryHoarderPenny oh yay, that makes me more excited to read it! 3mo
TheSpineView This author is going to be hard for me. I tried to read Fates and Furies a few years back and ended up bailing on it. I think it will just be whatever is available at the library. 3mo
Yenya1954 I enjoyed Delicate Edible Birds and other stories. 3mo
Bookzombie I‘m going to read Monsters of Templeton. 3mo
DHill I‘ll be reading 3mo
gossamerchild I'm reading Florida and I'm already sucked in! 3mo
Melismatic Unsure which I‘ll start with but Groff does have a short story available for free on KU 💪🏻💖 Tagged 3mo
Jas16 I am planning on reading 3mo
AmandaBlaze I really liked Arcadia, but I think I'll go with TheVaster Wilds. 3mo
Caroline2 Oh think I‘ll do Vaster Wilds. 👍 3mo
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Spinners | Donna Jo Napoli, Richard Tchen
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It‘s almost time for February‘s #bookspin drawing! Wonder which of these will be chosen this month? I know for sure I‘ll be reading The Trauma Cleaner and The Immortalists for bookclubs, and I‘ve started Crossings already.

IndoorDame Looks like a great month!!! 3mo
Crazeedi Nice list, the Historian is good 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 3mo
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This self published fantasy popped up on a list, probably from book riot, for “if you liked Legends & Lattes”.

Cozy fantasy is a fun new genre. My bookclub‘s theme for the month is COZY, so this was the perfect fit.

A mage and a palace guard decide to runaway together and open a tea shop/ bookstore. Both are shirking duties and that will lead to trouble, but their love and dream calls stronger. #treasonandtea

Igor refused to wake up for a pic.

Soubhiville Be warned- the story doesn‘t wrap up here, there‘s a sequel and it‘s To Be Continued… 3mo
Jari-chan Aww, cozy kitty and cozy book ❤️🤭 3mo
NovelGirl82 Oh this looks great! Where were you able to buy it? It looks like it‘s being trad published, so it won‘t be released until May. 3mo
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RaeLovesToRead Sending Igor scritches! 😊 3mo
CatLass007 It‘s being released on Audible in May. 3mo
Soubhiville @NovelGirl82 I ended up ordering it from Amazon because that was the only place I could find it a few months ago. Glad to hear it‘s getting published more widely soon! 3mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 3mo
TieDyeDude Cozy doesn't usually appeal to me, but I love the title and want to give this one a try. 3mo
UwannaPublishme I need more cozy reads and this one sounds really good. 🙌🏻 3mo
Mimi28 I want to read this and Legends and Lattes, but I have sooo much stuff on my kindle app, and other physical books. My inspirational collection is starting to be hoarding like, lol. Plus I‘m spoiled and I want to read my kindle books on a full color tablet ( in my dreams, right?) especially the ones about Prince 💜💜✝️☮️ 3mo
Mimi28 Oh!! Hi Igor 😍😻 3mo
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