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StrayCat13

StrayCat13

Joined November 2016

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So, this happened today....😁

sprainedbrain Woohoo!! 🎉🎉🎉 1mo
Simona Congrats 🍾 🥂❣️ 1mo
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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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A beautiful story of love and historical fiction wrapped up in a bit of fantasy. Now I want to go to Ireland!

baes One of my favorites! ❤️ 4mo
cmastfalk I‘m behind on her novels! Gotta catch up! 4mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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😊 This book gave me all the warm and fuzzy feels! Not only was it a romantic fairytale with a prince, but it was also an American political fairytale/reimagining with a world that is better than the one we are actually in. I even teared up and got chills at one part that made me hope that maybe someday it will be true. Fantastic Read!!❤️👍

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Check out this awesome #BookHaul I found at the library! It was only $4 for all of them!! 😁

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This Man | Jodi Ellen Malpas
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For those of you that use Goodreads, when you DNF a book, do you mark it as "read" or no? #DNF

sprainedbrain This is such a struggle for me! If I think I will try it again, I put it on my ‘dnf‘ shelf and leave as want to read. If I bail and know I won‘t touch it again, I just remove from my shelves completely, so it‘s not marked read. 9mo
Kristy_K If I read over 60% of it I‘ll shelf it as ‘read‘ otherwise I have an exclusive shelves for my DNFs. 9mo
baes I have an exclusive shelf for my abandoned books. That way I don‘t have to mark it one of the 3 choices. You can do this on a desktop. 4mo
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This Man | Jodi Ellen Malpas
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DNF! I got to about 50% and I just couldn't take it anymore! This is a seriously F'ed up abusive relationship! #DNF

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This Man | Jodi Ellen Malpas
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So I decided to try this book after seeing it recently on some high profile Best Romance Books lists. I'm nearly 40% in and I'm struggling. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind a good Alpha Male Romance, but these characters are starting to get on my nerves! Does anyone know if it gets better? To finish or not to finish, that is the question.

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I've noticed a bit of a color trend with the books I've read so far this year. #Turquoise #CoverTrends

WanderingBookaneer I‘ve read 4 of these! 9mo
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A Spark of Light | Jodi Picoult
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This book's content was interesting, but I wasn't terribly fond of the presentation. The story played out in reverse and was a bit awkward and confusing at times. The author's note at the end was probably the best part. In it Picoult offers some very interesting arguments regarding the social complexities that surround the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate.

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Pipe Dreams | Sarina Bowen
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Not often I hit my goal this early in the year, but I've been on a roll for the past couple of months. I also set my goal a bit low this year because of the severe reading slump I had last year. Yay for beating the slump!😁

glitterkitty459 Yay!! 👏👏🎉 1y
sprainedbrain Yay! Congrats 🎉🎊🎈 1y
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Restore Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Wow! I forgot how much I liked this series and its characters, especially Warner.😍 The ending was a bit cruel, but now I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment. Awesome read while camping. I'm literally writing this while crossing the New Brunswick/Quebec border.😁 #ByeNewBrunswick #BookBoyfriend

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Restore Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Sitting around the campfire talking about books with the hubby and kids.❤️ #Camping #NewBrunswick

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Restore Me | Tahereh Mafi
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Roadtrippin'! #Roadtrip

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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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Wow! No one can write a heartwrenching romance like Colleen Hoover! #CoHo #CoHort

Chasing_Pages I‘ve been pacing myself with her books but this is the next one! 1y
StrayCat13 I have a hard time pacing myself with most of her books. I read this one in less than 24 hrs! 1y
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Ugly Love: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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I love it when i find good used books for sale at the library!😁 #BookHaul

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Storm and Silence | Robert Thier
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I'd been wanting to read this for awhile and I finally got around to it a couple of weeks ago. After finishing it, I was officially hooked! I then proceeded to devour the next 3 books in the series over the past week. Now I am undecided. Do I start book 5 knowing I will have to read it slowly as chapters are doled out weekly on #Wattpad or do I hold off till the whole book is available and devour it all at once? 😞 What to do, what to do....

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Storm and Silence | Robert Thier
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1. You guys
2. 3
3. Litsy, Goodreads, Kindle, Kobo, Overdrive, Hoopla, Serial Reader
4. Driving to my in-law's house
5. ?
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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A book everyone should read right now. Loved it!

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I finished this book and decided to watch the movie the same day. Both were really good. I loved the rawness of the book and the feelings it evoked, reminding me of that obsessive fascination brought on by first true love. The movie was brought to life by Timothée Chalamet. He played Elio to perfection. Armie Hammer was no slouch either, but the closing scene, though different from the book, was heartbreaking.

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I've been really behind on my Litsy book reviews.☹️ No time like the present to catch up on them. The #ACOTAR series is one of my all time favourites, so while this novella was just a small tidbit and wasn't as good as the rest of the series, it was still really good! I absolutely adore Rhysand!😍

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I enjoyed this #BlackDaggerLegacy book more than the previous two. Looking forward to reading the The Thief next. #BlackDaggerBrotherhood #BDB

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Preston's Honor | Mia Sheridan
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Not necessarily a Mia Sheridan favourite, but still a pretty good read. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterP

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1. Tagged book
2. Duran Duran
3. Not sure...probably Duran Duran (I see a theme here😂)
4. Pictures of You by The Cure
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️🎶 2y
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I posted this to an ACOTAR Facebook group I belong to and completely forgot to post here. Although I don't have much faith in filmmakers when it comes to these types of adaptations, I'm still really looking forward to this.😀
http://deadline.com/2018/03/constantin-film-preps-young-adult-fantasy-feature-a-...

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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I started this tome on #Overdrive on Feb. 3 & I've been plodding along at a decent pace. Read a couple of other books when it expired for a bit, but I was able to renew it quickly. It's a long book & I was enjoying it, but then I hit a wall. It has taken me over a week to read the last 3 chapters. For those that have read it, these are the Felurian chapters. I'm convinced Patrick Rothfuss got a bit randy one night and wrote these chapters.😁

AmyG Ha! I have yet to get that far. 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Cinder
2. Loving Mr. Daniels
3. Lady Midnight
4. Marley & Me
5. Mrs. Brown's Boys
6. Mo Willems
7. Susan Ee
8. Becky Albertalli
9. Emma Chase
10. Willow Aster
11. Jennifer L. Armentrout/J. Lynn
12. La Estrella by Javi Araguz (I had to search for one on Goodreads😊)
13. J.R. Ward
🌟 Him by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
#NameGame @Kaye

Kaye You did great @StrayCat13 Gold star 🌟. I like the name Willow. There‘s a girl at our high school with that name. It‘s also my favorite tree. 😁 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Dawn was coming.
2. 994
3. rectangular
4. No name
5. Grayish green
6. Fantasy
7. Flame, upright
8. It's an ebook, so I don't really know.
9. P. R.
10. Nope
11. 2011
12. Once again, it's an ebook
13. Yes! 61.3% done to be exact
15. Yes!
#TheBookInYourHands @Kaye

Kaye Thank you for playing 👍😁 2y
hermyknee Is it...The Wise Man‘s Fear by Patrick Rothfuss??! 2y
StrayCat13 @hermyknee ding, ding!🔔 You are correct!😀 2y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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1. Henry Cavill, Sam Heughan & Chris Hemsworth to name a few
2. Red, Black & Lavender
3. Currently plodding along to The Wise Man's Fear (50% done)
4. Jamie Fraser, Mark Watney, The Doctor & Rhysand
5. Any like minded folk out there??
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Nessavamusic Great crush choices there! 2y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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1. Ebooks
2. Anywhere, but my bed is probably my ultimate favourite.
3. I tend to snack less when I'm reading, which is probably a good thing.
4. One book at a time 📖
5. Night! 🌘
#readingfavourites @thereadingowlvina

thereadingowlvina Definitely a good thing to snack less 😁 For some reason, I can never snack or eat while reading. I just couldn't focus. I think the chewing motion is a big distraction to me 😁 2y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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1. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
2. Barbie Dolls
3. Red Lobster
4. Both!
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho I could eat myself sick on those Red Lobster biscuits! 2y
StrayCat13 @JoScho ugh...me too! 2y
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1. Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
2. 10 by blood, 5 by marriage
3. Ant
4. Blueberry muffin, warmed with butter
5. 👍 will do
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Seekingtardis 🤚🏻🤚🏻 hiiii 2y
monalyisha Drooling... 🤤 2y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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1. Ontario, Canada
2. Hard to pick, I suppose I read a lot of romance
3. The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
4. Cheese!
5. Snickers - 🐱, Pippin - 🐶 & Nogard - 🐊 ( closest emoji I could find to a bearded dragon)

#LitsyWelcomeWagon @Kaye

Kaye Thank you for the reply, and the names of your pets.. Good to learn a bit more about you 🙂 2y
YouReadMyEyes Those pets! 💚🧡 2y
RaimeyGallant Cheese, yum. 2y
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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2. Claire and Jamie, of course
3. Roses🌹 or lilacs
4. Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
5. Always Red, never pink

#ManicMonday @JoScho

monalyisha Allll the PB love! 💖 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Reading in bed with these 2 lazy bums!😊 #TimeReadAlong #CatsofLitsy #DogsofLitsy

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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When I was really young, my aunt used to babysit me while my mom worked. My cousins used to call me Straky which is short for Stray Cat because apparently I used to follow them around like a stray cat. I also may have taken a liking to cat food around that time as well. 😝😶 My birthday is on the 13th, so 13 is my favourite number. 😺😺😺
#LitsyHandle @Chelleo

Chelleo Cute!😆☺️ 2y
MrsSpencer I love this! 2y
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This book was a cute story that just gave me lots of the warm and fuzzies!😊 I loved Simon and his quirky group of friends and the sweet romance that unfolded. A definite must-read! Looking forward to seeing it play out on screen, I hope it does the book justice.

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Midnight Lily | Mia Sheridan
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I am on a roll this month! 7 books read! So much better than last year with my numerous slumps. As for the book, it definitely wasn't Mia Sheridan's best, but still a decent read. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterM @BookishMarginalia

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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1. How does one choose?!
2. Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
3. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
4. A little over a year
5. 👍
#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

UwannaPublishme 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻 2y
Chasing_Pages Yes!! It Ends With Us stressed me out too, read it in one sitting bc I couldn‘t put it down! Loved it! (edited) 2y
StrayCat13 It was amazing! After reading it, I immediately texted every woman I know encouraging them to read it. 2y
Cinfhen Hi 👋 don‘t think we‘ve met yet.... 2y
StrayCat13 Nice to meet you ☺ 2y
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Grayson's Vow | Mia Sheridan
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A couple of years ago I discovered Mia Sheridan & then devoured all the books she had published at the time. New books came out, but I never got around to reading them & I can't for the life of me figure out why. Because her books cause me to stay up till 3 AM reading 2 nights in a row, perhaps? 😀😴 I think it's time to plow through her newer books. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterG @BookishMarginalia #LitsyReadingChallenge First name in title @jessberk13

StrayCat13 @Kathrin I ran out of room to tag you in my post 😊 2y
Kathrin @StrayCat13 😁😁😁 2y
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Darken the Stars | Amy A. Bartol
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Wow, I just finished this trilogy for #LitsyReadingChallenge it left me wanting a book 4. Apparently it's not currently in the works though. 😟 I enjoyed all 3 books, but the ending left me feeling unsatisfied. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterU #LetterS #LetterD @BookishMarginalia @jessberk13

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In the Fields | Willow Aster
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I'm a bit behind posting book reviews, but I read this one a couple of weeks ago. It was a sweet romance that deals with a bi-racial couple in small town Tennessee in the 70s and the obstacles they had to overcome. It applies as a new-to-me author for the #LitsyReadingChallenge #LRC2018 @BarbaraBB @jessberk13 @and #LetterI for #LitsyAtoZ @BookishMarginalia

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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This book was not my cup of tea. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterV Started in 2017, finished in 2018, so I suppose it's my first book of the year.

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My 2017 | MDSV
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2017 was my first year doing reading challenges other than the Goodreads challenge. I tried the #LitsyReadingChallenge & #LitsyAtoZ . I didn't finish either one (lacking D, J, K, R, V, X), but I made a decent dent in both. Both The Virgin Suicides (10% in) & Anna Karenina (20% in) are on my currently reading list and both would've applied to another square or letter. Here's to a more productive (as far as reading goes) 2018!

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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1. Maintain the status quo (but I won't)
2. Not participate in any (but I still will)
3. Read only backlist books (I'm always a year behind)
4. Not be able to edit current TBR
5. 10 books of my choice
#NewYearWouldYouRather @swishandflick

swishandflick Your first two made me chuckle 😂 Thanks for joining in! 🥂 2y
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Without Merit: A Novel | Colleen Hoover
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As usual, CoHo did not disappoint. #LitsyAtoZ #LetterW

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Beautiful Redemption | Jamie McGuire
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This book was okay. I had a hard time liking the main couple. Their 'issues' seemed very contrived and I started to get really irritated by them. The case they were working on was a bit on the confusing side too. Not the best I've read by Jamie Mcguire, but at least she's the same age as me, so I'm able to use this for the #LitsyReadingChallenge #LRC16

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Lord of Shadows | Cassandra Clare
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Wow....I normally breeze through Cassandra Clare's books, but this one took me forever! I'm not sure if it's me or the book though. I didn't get fully invested till the last 20%. #FinallyDone

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Zombie | Joyce Carol Oates
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I'm trying very hard to complete the #LitsyReadingChallenge and the #LitsyAtoZ , so I read this for #LRC4 and #LetterZ Not sure if I liked it necessarily, but it was disturbingly interesting. An interesting take on the mind of a serial killer.

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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An enthralling, but heartbreaking tale about the survivors of the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp and the woman who broke them and the woman who helped them heal. A must read for sure! #LitsyAtoZ #LetterL #LitsyReadingChallenge #LRC2

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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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The most literary of my pumpkins this year! 🎃