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Suelizbeth

Suelizbeth

Joined May 2016

If my eyes are open, it's time to read. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6321978-sue-dix
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When you buy a book because you thought it was by a different author but it turns out to be a really good read and you think you really need to buy some more books in the series, you know you‘re a true book nerd. Also, I can‘t believe I read this one out of order. Still, Cassie Dewell is my new favorite detective. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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I like Megan Miranda novels. They are engaging, quick reads, with an underlying darkness. Had it not been for work, i would have finished this in one day. I loved All the Missing Girls, so I was prepared for this book to be equally engaging, and I was not disappointed. If you like deeply flawed, almost-unlikable-but-not-quite heroines, then you'll love this book! Also, it's the Reese Witherspoon book club August pick. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Given the depths of the universal lying that is at the center of this book, it feels as though the truth is never going to be told, until, eventually, we learn the truth all at once, but too late. Those who deserve to be punished, mostly, are punished, and there are a lot of guilty what ifs. It's entertaining and informative and well written and a quick read. #deweyaug #reversereadathon @DeweysReadathon ⭐️⭐️⭐️

JenReadsAlot Cute picture! 2w
Leftcoastzen 😻cats love boxes! 2w
brit91 Cute cat!!😻😻 2w
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Suelizbeth @Leftcoastzen No matter if they actually fit! 2w
Suelizbeth @brit91 😻😻 2w
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One of the places that I sometimes read: kitchen table. The light is great in here and I have padded chairs. And there‘s food and tea. #deweyaug #reversereadathon #readathonhourlyphoto @DeweysReadathon

GrilledCheeseSamurai Food & tea & reading sounds like a win to me! 👏 2w
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I‘m actually almost done with the book, but this is the first page of my current read. #deweyaug #reversereadathon #readathonhourlyphoto @DeweysReadathon

FeministBookClub Loooved this book. The author will be on our podcast next week! 2w
Suelizbeth @FeministBookClub Good to know! I‘ll be sure to listen. 2w
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I made it. Even though I slept, I still made it! #24in48readathon2019

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I had a hard time starting this book because I just don‘t like the cover. But, as they say, don‘t judge a book...Anyway, I‘m glad I could get past the cover because this book is wonderful! Lori Gottlieb is a warm and intuitive and compelling writer. This book is so much more than even the subtitle reveals. I was surprisingly enchanted by the subject and subjects contained within these pages. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️#24in48readathon2019

Maria514626 Thanks for the review! I want to read it even more! 1mo
suvata Good book ... and ... good review. 1mo
Suelizbeth @suvata Thanks. ☺️ 1mo
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Visible Empire | Hannah Pittard
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Making good time. Anonymous stack. One of many stacks. I have no control. #24in48readathon2019 @24in48

Hooked_on_books Control is overrated 😬 1mo
Leftcoastzen 😂🙄Welcome to the club! 1mo
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The Overstory: A Novel | Richard Powers
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I‘ve been up for a while, but I had to sleep. Back into this gorgeous book for #24in48readathon2019 @24in48

kathedron I loved this book! 1mo
Suelizbeth @kathedron It is a book you have to savor. It is multilayered and rich and wonderful. 1mo
Leftcoastzen ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
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I had to switch books for a while for #24in48readathon2019 #24in48

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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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Woohoo! Starting #24in48.

SaturnDoo Good luck 🍀happy reading ❤ 1mo
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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My favorite heroine is Perveen Mistry. She is a lawyer in India in the 1920s, an independent woman determined to live her life her way. This is the second mystery in the series and it is every bit as good as the first. I love that these stories, while fiction, deal with the history of India under British rule. Perveen, despite her cultural constraints, is a feminist before her time. Great fun to read and extremely well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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This book put me through the wringer! I was leery of it because I had been turned off by the Wayward Pines series, but, no worries. This book is so different from that series and so different from any book I‘ve read. Simplistically, it‘s about the lengths some will go to to save humanity from itself. It‘s a much more complicated novel than that. Read it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I don‘t even know where to begin with how this book makes me feel! It‘s a rollercoaster ride of thrills and scares and heart-in-the-throat moments, and a hell of a twist that hit me hard. Read this book! You‘ll devour it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I had originally intended to listen to the audiobook, because I've listened to 2 of her books on audio, but somehow, for me, this book lent itself to the act of reading. As most of us will never be the food critic for the New York Times, this is an eye-opening look at that world. I loved reading her columns and her recipes, but the best parts are her personal interactions. Whether you read or listen, this is a wonderful book!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I was not prepared for this jewel of a novel. I had no idea what this book was about as it unfolded over the coast to coast tour booked by a widow who had never been out of Kolkata, India. Although we are privy to her reason for taking this tour, it is abruptly revealed to her traveling companions and it changes the lives of everyone involved in unforeseen ways. The ending was truly lovely, there was laughter, and, yes, tears. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CouronneDhiver Great! Thanks for sharing your thoughts 😃 2mo
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I was prepared to give this book a 3.5 to 4 stars until I got to part five. Even the arrival of Amy in the Netherlands was not enough to elevate this book, but then, in part five, the curtains open completely, and everything makes sense. With a great whoosh, the story soared and I fell in love, backwards. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

BarbaraBB Great review! 2mo
Cathythoughts This sounds good ! Stacked 2mo
Suelizbeth @BarbaraBB Thanks 😻 2mo
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While reading Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok, I came across this wonderful description. I looked it up in the dictionary and not only found the definition, but an illuminating diagram. Love as a mathematical expression. ❤️

Lcsmcat I saw the diagram (on my phone, so it was small) and thought you were reading a manual on conducting. - It‘s a perfect 4 pattern! 🤣 (edited) 2mo
Suelizbeth @Lcsmcat oh my gosh! You‘re right! Love, math, and music. So closely interrelated. 😻 2mo
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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I loved this book! I wasn‘t sure I was even going to read it, initially, because I was afraid it was a typical WWII era book and a romance, to boot. I couldn‘t have been more wrong. It is neither of these things. It is the best of historical fiction about a unique event and the effect it had on many, but specifically, two, people. It is about the postwar and deprivation and hope and family and friends and love and industry and art. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

CoverToCoverGirl It was really good! 2mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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I loved this book!! I read it one day!! A group of college students, a cabin in the woods, an insane asylum, selective amnesia, unlikely survivors, twisty plot, and chills right up to the end. Every bit as good as The Last Time I Lied. I can't wait to read Lock Every Door, coming out in July. Riley Sager is one of my favorite authors. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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ARC/NetGalley. Inventive plot, extremely engaging with one hell of a reveal mid-book that had me yelling, “WHAT!?!?” There are parts I would recommend NOT reading at night. Ultimately a book about fathers and sons, it‘s a murder mystery involving a serial killer, children, a small town, an empathetic boy, his widowed, haunted father, and reconciliation. Do not miss this one!! #TheWhisperMan #NetGalley #CeladonBooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader Great review 2mo
Suelizbeth @Texreader Thanks 😻 2mo
LauraJ I had to request the ARC after reading your review! 2mo
Suelizbeth @LauraJ 😻😻 2mo
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This is another publication from Celadon Books. I am loving their selections. This book had me guessing right up to the final sentence. It‘s told from three perspectives: father, daughter, mother. And I think “nearly normal” is a misnomer. I devoured this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheFunkyBookworm Ohh just got this as my BOTM selection! Can‘t wait to dive in! 2mo
Suelizbeth @TheFunkyBookworm I think you‘re going to love it 😻 2mo
MelissaSue81 This sounds so good. I requested it from Netgalley but haven‘t been approved yet. 2mo
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Sometimes the shortest books are the best books. This charming gem is excellently written and a marvelously enjoyable read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LeahBergen I loved this one. ❤️ 2mo
Aimeesue I loved this book too. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Suelizbeth @LeahBergen 😻😻 2mo
Suelizbeth @Aimeesue 😻😻 2mo
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I am in love with this book and I didn‘t think I would even like it! It is a #MMDBookClub choice and I couldn‘t be happier. Goodbye reading slump. Things are looking up.

CoverToCoverGirl Great book! 2mo
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This is my first Rawi Hage, but not my last. The absurdity and chaos of trying to live in a city in the midst of war is brilliantly conveyed through a writing style that is frenetic, poetic, often energetic, and insane. Pavlov is a relatable, somewhat unreliable, sometimes lovable, main character. I highly recommend this disturbing, important novel. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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I listened to this one because I love Ruth Reichl's voice and her narration of her own books adds so much to her fascinating story. I gave this one a 5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, even though I later found out that it was abridged. I'll have to read the book to see what I missed. I would recommend any Ruth Reichl audiobook, but especially this one and Save Me the Plums. (No picture as I am having extreme difficulty uploading them to Litsy.)

tammysue I‘m looking forward to Save Me the Plums (on library hold), I‘ll have to check this one out. :) 3mo
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I loved this audiobook! Ruth Reichl is a wonderful narrator and tells a marvelous tale. This is a memoir but it reads, or in this case, sounds like a novel. She has had an interesting life and I have downloaded other audiobooks of hers. I haven‘t enjoyed an audiobook this much since Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. Give it a listen! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LMJenkins I have this on my shelf and I‘m looking forward to it. 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Despite my 3 star rating, I really liked this book. The writing is exciting and I was hooked from page one, I just thought that the “big twist” at the end was a let down. But read the book because lots of others have loved it and it is truly very well written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

irre Just finished it and although I enjoyed it I wasn‘t that surprised at the end. 5mo
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I just love to read memoirs of people‘s‘ adventures in other countries and this is one of the best that I‘ve ever read. The writing is engaging and accessible and I felt like I was in Rome and I didn‘t want to go home at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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I am such a big fan of C.J. Tudor!! This is her second book, and it is every bit as good, if not better, than her first book! If you are looking for an excellently written, bone chilling, sleep with the lights on, thriller/horror, you will love this book. The last sentence of the epilogue made me shiver. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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I read this haunting book in one sitting. It is at once horror story and allegory. If you need your books to be straightforward and clear, this is not the book for you. It is compelling and frightening and filled with a vague evil. Is this how the world ends? Is it too late to reverse course? #pageonebooks ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LauraJ Nice review! 6mo
Cathythoughts Sounds great. I see I already have it stacked ♥️👍🏻 6mo
batsy Great review. I loved this. 6mo
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Suelizbeth @LauraJ Thank you. It‘s not easy to write a review for a book like this. 6mo
Suelizbeth @batsy Thank you. 6mo
Suelizbeth @Cathythoughts Thanks. It‘s worth the read. 6mo
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The House of Broken Angels | Luis Alberto Urrea
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I think this may end up being my favorite book for this year. Other books will have to go far to beat it. My first encounter with Luis Alberto Urrea was in his short story in the 2018 Short Story Advent Calendar. This book takes place, basically, over the course of 2 days, but it encompasses lifetimes of the most wonderful family I have ever read about. Oh, that last sentence before the Coda! It made me weep! This book is perfect!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LiterRohde Love Willow Tree. & the book sounds good too. 7mo
Suelizbeth @LiterRohde 👼 ❤️ 7mo
BarbaraBB Great review, I‘ll bump it up my TBR! 7mo
Suelizbeth @BarbaraBB Thanks! 📚❤️ 7mo
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My name comes from combining my first name, Sue, with a truncation of my middle name, Elizabeth: SueLizBeth. #LitsyHandle. The thing is, no one knows how to pronounce it, or whether they should even try. It makes me chuckle. @kaye

LauraBeth My middle name is Elizabeth and I don‘t think I ever heard my parents pronounce the first “E” or the “A” when they called me by my full name! I was always LauraLizbeth, which they eventually shortened to Laura Beth. So I‘ve always pronounced your handle correctly in my head 😂 8mo
Suelizbeth @LauraBeth I love this 😆 8mo
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Puzzle fun on a Friday! 🧩🧩

Leftcoastzen Cool ! Love the New Yorker puzzles! 8mo
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 I love this! 8mo
Bookzombie So cute! 8mo
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25th and final short story in the series, The Age of Doubt by Maile Melody. I still believe in Santa. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

Booksnchill I liked this as their choice to end the calendar! 8mo
Suelizbeth @Booksnchill It was perfect! 8mo
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I‘m joining #boutofbooks on Instagram. It‘s fun! Join me! I‘ll be posting here, too.

hes7 I‘m planning to participate, too! 8mo
Suelizbeth @hes7 Yay!! 8mo
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24th short story in the series, Christmas Eve, 1944 by Luis Alberto Urrea. O Holy Night in a church basement in the middle of incoming mortars. Based on the author‘s mother‘s war stories as a “Donut Dollie”. I‘ll never hear the music again without thinking of this short story. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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23rd short story in the series, Legends of the Seoul Dogs by R.O. Kwon. A call and answer tale of a boy and his dogs. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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22nd short story in the series, Returning to the Problem by Eugene Lim. A sheath of ice; new dark age; Death Star. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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21st short story in the series, The One Who Is by Chip Livingston. Hemingway reimagined. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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20th short story in the series, Christmas Triptych by Stephen Leacock. A very old fashioned Christmas. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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An ARC from firsttoread.com and Penguin Books. I read another book by this author, and wondered at the time why I didn‘t connect with her story. Perhaps this book is the explanation. Haunting her her entire life, a sense of otherness, unconnectedness, must have come through her writing. Filled with painful honesty, this book is a compelling memoir of personal discovery. I strongly recommend it. It is an intense experience. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Suelizbeth @8little_paws That‘s the book I couldn‘t connect with. 8mo
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19th short story in the series, In This Fantasy by Kim Fu. Who are you, really? #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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18th short story in the series, Strategies Against Sleeping by Liliana Heker, translated from the Spanish by Miranda France. Unintended confession. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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17th in the series, Deer Season by Kevin Barry. What a girl thinks she wants. What price experience? #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

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An essential book of essays, that while mostly written in the seventies and eighties, felt contemporary in an extremely scary way. There is still so much work to be done against racism, sexism. The other side was only hiding, and not in deep cover. It‘s up to all of us. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

merelybookish I read this last month and was amazed how far ahead Lorde was. I feel so much of what she wrote is just now seeping into mainstream discussions of race and gender. 8mo
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16th short story in the series, Two Stories Containing a Mouse(or Variations on Bad Love). Mice and knives and little cuts and bad love. #ssac2018

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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After receiving a copy from Capsule Books/25 In Five, I was able to speed read this from where I had left off nine or so months ago, through to the end. I. Love. This. Book. I‘m glad a got to give this a second chance. Eowyn Ivey‘s writing is wonderfully embracing and imminently readable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #25InFive

Moony What a wonderful card and lettering! 8mo
Suelizbeth @Moony isn‘t it, just? 💕 8mo
Andrew65 I need to read this! 8mo
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15th short story in the series, Snatching Bodies by Rodrigo Fresán, translated from the Spanish by Will Vanderhyden. Science, sci-fi, Twilight Zone. #ssac2018 https://www.hingstonandolsen.com/2018

Lindy Nice curation, placing this story next after Ben Greenman‘s. Funny how similar elements—repetition, madness—are used, yet I didn‘t care for Greenman‘s work and I love Fresán‘s. 8mo
Suelizbeth @Lindy Good observation. I agree with you on liking Fresán‘s over Greenman‘s short story. I have not read anything else by either author. 8mo
Lindy @Suelizbeth I hadn‘t previously read these authors either. One of the pleasures of the SSAC is making new author discoveries. 😊 8mo
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I don‘t normally read an entire book of poetry in one sitting, but this is one book I could not let go of. It is all of one piece, even if it isn‘t. I am completely captivated. I have found a new beloved poet. Who knew there was so much to say about snow? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #25infive #capsulebooks

Andrew65 And we‘re not even Eskimo! 8mo
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