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Suet624

Joined September 2016

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All's Well by Mona Awad
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Muted | Tami Charles
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Just a reminder to folks that there is a way to not see all the winter games posts. No offense to those participating, but with limited amounts of time available I don‘t need to see how many points people are collecting. Under settings, there is a section where you can mute a hashtag. I had to do it in my desktop but I imagine it‘s possible to do it on your phone.

slategreyskies Great tip! Thanks!! :) 2d
Suet624 @slategreyskies you‘re welcome! 2d
LiteraryinLawrence Thank you! I feel the same way so this was very helpful. 2d
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Suet624 @LiteraryinLawrence I was so appreciative when they introduced this feature. 2d
Blueberry Is there a limit how many we can mute? I have about 60 on my muted list including previous years. The list won't allow me to add any more or delete any old ones either. 2d
Suet624 I‘m not sure about limits but maybe delete some of your older ones? I think your personal Litsy program might get slowed down by so many. Not sure about that though. @Blueberry (edited) 2d
Suet624 @Blueberry oh, I just saw you can‘t delete them. Well that‘s weird. Will it let you edit them? Are you using a computer or your phone? 2d
Blueberry @Suet624 tablet but I can try laptop later. 1d
Sparklemn Love this feature. Thanks for sharing! 👍 1d
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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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A coworker handed this to me three months ago. She kept asking me about it, so before it became really embarrassing I finally read it. A lovely day off, lots of bed and couch reading, and I‘ve finished it. A light Friday read.

Williambill Hello how are you I liked the way you pictured yourself in your profile if you don‘t mind can we talk 💕 3d
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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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A brief stop off at the library to return some books and here we are. Unexpected good fortune. Some Litsy-recommended, some librarian-recommended, and Jenny Lawson is always a go-to for me. It‘s a great day.

Megabooks I‘ve read all of these! I can rarely say that. My favorite was Infinite Country! 1w
Suet624 @Megabooks I feel as if I won at @megabook‘s book bingo! 🤩👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼😍 1w
Megabooks 😁😁👍🏻👍🏻 1w
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This particular library sits between life and death and allows the MC to review other life options. Much like It‘s a Wonderful Life, the message is simple. You really do have choices, change your life in small ways, see what shakes out, look for the magic. (Oh wait, that last little bit is my own philosophy.) I‘m glad so many folks enjoyed this book and I‘m glad Haig is well received. However, I have enjoyed other books written by him more.

Lindy I almost bailed on this, but persevered because my niece had recommended it (a rare occurrence) and I wanted to be able to talk to her about it. I‘m glad I finished it, but it‘s pretty weird and rather didactic. 1w
Suet624 @Lindy Yes, I liked the concept but it lacked some kind of finesse. It was just okay. 1w
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I‘ve been immersed in the Beatles documentary and of course had to look into Glyn John‘s more. I love how he worked with the group throughout the film and his clothes were perfection! (If you‘ve seen the film, you know what I‘m talking about!) Found he‘d written a book, which apparently was only available through Kindle. Even as I muttered about Amazon and Bezos, I downloaded it.

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Spin | Lamar Giles
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Doing this before I forget!

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! And thanks for tagging me @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks - our names are just too similar as this isn't the first time this has happened!! 😂 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Suet624 you‘re welcome ❤️ 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheAromaofBooks you‘re welcome!! 💛 1w
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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I have a feeling I will like this book more as I think back on it. I expected to love it as much as All The Light which is unfair to a book. Each individual character had a terrific story to tell but I was unclear how they were intersecting and that seemed important to me at the time. I guess I also wanted to care about the characters more. I appreciate Doerr‘s storytelling but I give this one a soft pick. #TOB22

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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I‘m keeping this puppy company this weekend. He‘s only 5 months old. He‘s huge already! I‘m having trouble focusing on the many plot lines going on in this story. Hopefully I‘ll settle into it soon.

Tamra 🤗 Such a fun & challenging stage! 3w
AmyG I promise it will settle soon...you will get the hang. Happy Thanksgiving, Sue! Happy babysitting. 3w
sarahbarnes I‘m about 400th on the waiting list for this book at the library! 😳 3w
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Suet624 @Tamra the book or the dog!? Haha. 3w
Suet624 @AmyG happy thanksgiving to you as well! Will you be with your kids and grand baby? 3w
Suet624 @sarahbarnes wow. That‘s a bummer!! 3w
TheLibrarian The dog would distract me from getting any reading done 🤣 3w
Tamra @Suet624 bah! The dog! 3w
AmyG We will be with our daughters. Our son and family will be in MI. Nobody wants to travel TG weekend. 😂 3w
Suet624 @AmyG I hope it‘s a wonderful time for you. 3w
kspenmoll I hope your Thanksgiving was fun, family, food! 2w
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I have so enjoyed the last two books I‘ve read by this author. This was a so-so for me. Said to be semi-autobiographical it tells the story of a child in Japan who comes to life finally at the age of 2 1/2. The novel speaks of the God-like beliefs of a child, the understanding of loss and the feelings of/absence of pleasure. Brief and to the point.

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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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Congrats! So funny to have just finished reading this today. Such a good book.

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Enjoying watching the National Book Awards live on YouTube. Anyone else watching?

(Photo is the library in Hardwick, Vermont)

BarbaraBB Is it snowing already? Beautiful pic! (edited) 3w
Cathythoughts Gorgeous pic 💫 3w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB just a tiny bit of snow so far. This photo was from last year. 3w
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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“ I tell you, those baggy duds were like skin graphs on my old man. Only time I ever saw him in anything other than that was when somebody turned up dead or married,&when those days came around even he didn‘t seem to recognize himself. He‘d walk &sit as rigid as Christ on the cross. Like nobody gave him the instruction manual on how to operate the stranger he saw in the mirror. “ My daughter & I had a good laugh about this. Fits us to a T. #tob22

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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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(The housesitting gig that comes with a cat) It‘s not so much the story…it‘s how the story is told. From the way we move from one character to the next, like we‘re watching a movie that pans slowly across the horizon. It‘s the sudden moments where you‘re wondering who the observer is. Is it a spirit? Is it Time itself, dispassionately narrating a life? While I was interested in the story, I will forever remember how I felt as I moved through it.

Leftcoastzen 😻free cat! 4w
batsy Nice review (and furry friend! 😆) 4w
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Suet624 @batsy Thank you! 4w
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen haha. He was missing for about 32 hours and I was wondering if agreeing to housesit had been a good idea. 😜 4w
Leftcoastzen Yikes ! Sometimes they hide so well! 4w
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen this guy is a roamer. He goes miles away and decides when he wants to come home. So I was the only one concerned. 😂 4w
nathandrake1997 Exquisite review Sue ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Suet624 @nathandrake1997 that‘s so kind of you. Your reviews are always so 🔥👏🏻💕. I so appreciate how much you offer in your posts. 4w
BarbaraBB Fabulous review. I am happy you liked it as much 🤍 4w
Suet624 @BarbaraBB thank you, Barbara. I think you liked it but felt removed from it, right? 3w
BarbaraBB Yes a bit. But I am still thinking about it. 3w
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. 👍 I can‘t wait for my library hold in about 6 weeks 😂 3w
Suet624 @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you. I hope you enjoy it. 3w
Reggie Wow, stacked, Sue. What a lovely review. 3w
Suet624 @Reggie it won the Booker Prize. The Committee who voted can‘t be wrong, right? 😄 3w
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The Promise | Damon Galgut
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Because City Hall has so few people actually working in the building many of us are able to flee at lunchtime to quiet areas in the building to read. Reading the tagged book in one of my favorite spots in the building.

Bookwomble You have a beautiful view, there, Sue 💙💚 1mo
BiblioLitten Beautiful! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks I want to come back 😭 ! 1mo
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Hooked_on_books Wow, that‘s gorgeous! 😍 1mo
Cathythoughts Beautiful 4w
batsy You're lucky to have that view 🙂💙 4w
Lcsmcat Lovely! 4w
Suet624 @batsy I definitely feel blessed to live in Vermont. 4w
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks this summer I see a trip in your future. 🙂 4w
kspenmoll What a view!!!!! 3w
Suet624 @kspenmoll it sure is. 💕 3w
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I‘m so glad she chose to write her memoir. What a role model.

Jas16 I am listening to the audiobook right now and it is hard to stop listening. 1mo
Suet624 @Jas16 I know! 4w
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Thirst | Amelie Nothomb
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My second novel by this author and again I am delighted to have found her. In 92 pages Nothomb narrates the last day of the life of Jesus. When I grabbed the book from the library I had no idea that‘s what the story was about. Profound insights, great questions, fierce love, and even some laugh out loud humor is packed into this novel. I ran to the web to purchase a copy to pass on to friends. I love this author‘s mind.

Cinfhen Sounds great!! And would work for #Booked2022 #AboutAReligon 1mo
Suet624 @Cinfhen definitely. 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I read a book of hers in the original French in university and loved it! 1mo
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Suet624 @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian ooh, which one did you read? 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Suet624 Metaphysiques des Tubes was the French title. Looks like it was translated as The Character of Rain. I don't even remember what it was about, just that I loved it! 1mo
Suet624 @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian oh great! the librarian is currently in the process of getting that one for me through interlibrary loan from the only Vermont library that has it! 1mo
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Suet624 hope you love it as much as I did! 1mo
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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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800 pages of pure history. It took Jeffers a decade to write. The multigenerational story of a Black family that weaves back and forth in time. It covers so much historical ground and each character is deliciously detailed and outlined. Each character could have their own book. Despite its length my interest never waned and the many stories within it are captivating. Jeffers deserves all the praise. A family tree is provided in the print version.

ValerieAndBooks I am stacking!! I read the blurb and have to wonder, though, how a doctor and schoolteacher decided to name their daughter after Alvin Ailey. 1mo
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks Haha. Really good question. One I can‘t answer. Now that the reading of it is a bit in the past, I have to say I wish she had broken the book into smaller novels. I think it‘s an important piece of historical fiction and introduces people to a history they may not be aware of, but it‘s 800 pages! That‘s just too long for a lot of folks. 1mo
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The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois | Honore Fanonne Jeffers
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My library holds came in. I think I have my work cut out for me.

Tamra Holy buckets - I think I‘ll need to read the tagged book on Kindle! 2mo
kspenmoll Looks like you fo my friend!!! 2mo
Suet624 @Tamra no kidding! 2mo
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ValerieAndBooks Well, at least one is very short 😄 1mo
vivastory Hey, Sue. I just got back from seeing Dune. I just posted a few of my thoughts about it. I 💙 it 1mo
Suet624 @vivastory I'm so glad you enjoyed it. The novel Dune holds a special spot in my heart and I'm so glad that most folks seem to be enjoying the movie. 1mo
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Early Morning Riser | Katherine Heiny
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I have questions: I have no idea why this is the title of the book and I wonder why they didn‘t edit out about a third of the book. Other than that, the book was an easy read and the characters were fun to get to know. it was oftentimes humorous and made me chuckle. If you‘re looking for a story about life in a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone this is a book for you.

LauraBeth I cannot for the life of me figure out why she titled it this! 1mo
ValerieAndBooks Now I must read this, to see if I can figure the title out 😊 @Suet624 @LauraBeth 1mo
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A memoir written by a Vermonter with a dark sense of humor. She & her husband decide to get a divorce and yet continue to live together with their children. Then the pandemic gives her more time to think about the state of marriage and how they got to where they are now. I‘ve yet to read this, but I‘ve loved her blog posts & look forward to diving in. The title also speaks to me, as everyone said that about my ex and I: “but you seemed so happy.”

AmyG It sounds like a wonderful book. 2mo
BarbaraBB What @AmyG says. And I love the cover! 2mo
EvieBee Sounds interesting! One of my mom‘s friends was divorced but lived with her ex-husband for the sake of their only child. It was…interesting…lol! 2mo
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Strike Your Heart | Amelie Nothomb
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Thanks to @Reviewsbylola for posting about this book. I‘ve never read this author & now I‘m looking for everything she‘s written. Another Europa that satisfies. For such a short novel it packs a punch. The cruelty of Diane‘s mother withholding love from her young child continues to resonate throughout Diane‘s life. The brief narrative is excellent at making you think deeply about the repercussions of jealousy, love, selfishness, & narcissism.

BarbaraBB I don‘t know this one but read and enjoyed (edited) 2mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB oh thank you. I just put a hold on that at the library. 2mo
Reviewsbylola I went on an ordering spree after finishing this to get more of her backlist! 2mo
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There is a phone booth in Japan where people go to speak to their lost loved ones. Built after the tsunami it is a spiritual site for many. This is a story of several people who move through their life, visiting the phone booth, trying to recover from their loss, and finding love again. Can you surrender to love when you‘ve already had to surrender a loved one to death?

BkClubCare Saw this on the news - there is a farm in Rhode Island that has a phone modeled on this. ♥️ 2mo
Suet624 @BkClubCare Really? That‘s interesting. 2mo
BarbaraBB It sounds wonderful and reminds me somehow of 2mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB ohh, somehow I missed all the reviews on that one. I‘ll have to check it out. 2mo
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So sad to hear that this wonderful writer has died. This book, Winterdance, is one of my favorites of his. I‘ve read it several times and laughed through several sections each time. Learning how to dogsled is a wild and crazy experience. Deciding to run the Iditarod is even crazier. My boys really liked his books when they were young and we loved being able to learn and talk about all of his wilderness skills.

Brooke_H His books are all so popular at the library where I work. 😢 2mo
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Clap When You Land | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Acevedo is a must read author of mine. She has a way of reminding you very poignantly of life as a teenager. The narration was lovely but I‘m bummed to find out the book is written in verse. I would have much preferred to read it.

ReadingOver50 Thanks for the warning. I hate books written in verse 2mo
Suet624 @ReadingOver50 Haha. Glad I could help. 2mo
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Scholastic Book of Lists | James Jr Buckley, Robert Stremme, R Stremme, J Buckley
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When I heard the Scholastic Book Fair was happening at Captain Adorable‘s school I couldn‘t contain my excitement. Neither could he. A perfect early birthday shopping adventure for this almost 8 year old.

Jeg Those book fairs are great. We have one every year in the school where I volunteer. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Good grief, he has gotten big! 2mo
Suet624 @Jeg I was talking with him about how they had this book fair when I was growing up. I always loved it. I'm sure we'll be skipping to the Fair next year. :)
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Suet624 @MicheleinPhilly I know! I'm so glad I live so close to him so that I get to see him grow up. I have two other grandsons who live in DC and I don't get to see them as often. Their growth spurts always shock me. 2mo
babyruth2510 Those were my favorite days at school. 2mo
Suet624 @babyruth2510 Yes! Me too! 2mo
Nute This is bringing back such wonderful warm memories!😃 2mo
BarbaraBB He looks excited already. So cute! 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous boy 2mo
LeahBergen He‘s getting so grown up! 🥲 2mo
Reggie Happy birthday to him! 2mo
batsy Fun!! And it's a great photo of him 💕 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Almost 8?! No way! I‘m sure you both had fun at the book fair! 2mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB He waited all day, so he was super excited!!! 2mo
Suet624 @batsy It's actually the most natural photo of him in ages. For so long he would make a goofy face every time I'd take a shot of him. It was nice to see his normal smile. :) 2mo
Suet624 @ValerieAndBooks We had a lovely time. I'm so glad book fairs still happen at schools. 2mo
Suet624 @LeahBergen I know! :( Too fast. 2mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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I needed to walk after finishing this book to absorb all of it. It‘s not a book that everyone will enjoy, but I loved the story of Marie de France. I thought it was a powerful narrative that offered a very realistic look at women‘s lives in the 1200‘s. As I looked at this tree on Main Street, a tree that I swoon over every fall, it reminded me of Marie - tall, fiery, and powerful.

Susanita I just listened to an interview with the author on the Reading Women podcast. 2mo
LeahBergen Wow! 😍 2mo
Suet624 @Susanita Thanks for the reminder. I wanted to listen to that after I had read the book. 2mo
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Suet624 @LeahBergen I know, right? 2mo
Jas16 Really going to have to give this one a try. I have been on the fence. 2mo
BarbaraBB Such a wonderful review an picture. I really need to read this book! 2mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB @Jas16 It's one of those books where I hold my breath and wait to see if you enjoyed it or not. 50/50 chance. :) 2mo
batsy With a review like that, this is going to the top of my TBR. Also, that tree is truly something ❤️ 2mo
Suet624 @batsy I think this is one that I can see you liking. 2mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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Patriots football with the sound off, candles, incense, beautiful scenery, and this story about nuns make my Sunday quite pleasant.

LiteraryinLawrence Sounds delightful! 2mo
AmyG Looks beautiful. And I don‘t know why, but I love reading anout nuns. 😂 2mo
Suet624 Me too. I think I‘ve been a nun in a prior life. 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Beautiful! 2mo
batsy @AmyG I feel like there aren't enough nuns in my fiction 😆 2mo
batsy This sounds idyllic 💜 2mo
AmyG Ha @Suet624 Maybe that‘s where we knew each other. 😚 @batsy HA! Yes! 2mo
Suet624 @batsy I agree completely. 2mo
Jeg That looks so like where I grew up for my first 9 years. Keene NH. So beautiful. Now live where it could not be more different. Perth West Australia. (edited) 2mo
Suet624 @Jeg New Hampshire is right next door. 🙂 I forgot that you grew up there. 2mo
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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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The story takes place immediately following the Civil War. The author covers a lot of territory and for the most part I feel he does a good job outlining how people reacted to their new way of life. Critics seem to think the idea that there were white people who would work alongside former slaves was far-fetched, but I prefer to imagine it happened. I felt very connected with the characters and liked the story a lot.

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The Sweetness of Water | Nathan Harris
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Much like The Five Wounds that I read recently, I find myself thinking of the characters in this story when I‘m at work. I worry about them and wonder how they‘re doing. I was thinking about how this book, like The Five Wounds, reminded me of Luis Alberto Urrea‘s storytelling. Then wouldn‘t you know it! Just like he did for The Five Wounds, Urrea has written a recommendation for the back of this book.

DivineDiana Remarkable! 2mo
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Yes, I can do two things at the same time.

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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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This is a review and a question. What animal is this, wandering about on my street? (I‘m bewildered.) I must have my cranky pants on because I did not love this book as much as everyone else seems to. Again, I‘m bewildered.) I can imagine that listening to the story might actually be a better way to absorb the story. It definitely tapped into my “life is very hard for empathetic humans” worldview.

Lcsmcat They look like guinea fowl. Can‘t help you with the book. 😂 2mo
AmyG I was also going to say guinea fowl. They sort of look like turkeys....but not. 2mo
Suet624 @AmyG @Lcsmcat I think you‘re both right. Definitely not turkeys. These guys were nowhere near a farm or a house. Must be wild. 2mo
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Lcsmcat @Suet624 Did you hear them? Guineas have an obnoxious cry. We have some in our end of town (which abuts country) that wander pretty far from their home base. 2mo
Suet624 @Lcsmcat no, they weren‘t making any noises and they disappeared into the woods. I heard they are good watchdogs though because they raise such a racket. 2mo
Jas16 I have about an hour left on the audiobook and am still not sure how I feel about this book. 2mo
Suet624 @Jas16 I‘m interested to see what you think. I really wanted to like it more than I did. 2mo
SamAnne Oh, I once had a guinea fowl I found wandering in my hood. One loud pain in the ass! (edited) 2mo
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Stowe Free Library | Stowe, VT (Library)
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While the sign itself isn‘t pretty, I love the message of this sign on the Stowe, Vermont library. “Come celebrate with me that everyday something has tried to kill me and has failed.” #Vermont

Lesliereads These lines are from a poem by Lucille Clifton! ❤️❤️❤️ #LucilleClifton #poetry 2mo
Suet624 @Lesliereads Thank you for telling me! I had no idea. 2mo
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Say what???? Holy Toledo!!! I had no idea he was writing a book. I love Dave and the Foo Fighters. I can‘t wait.

britt_brooke Ooh! I didn‘t know about this - thank you! 2mo
Suet624 @britt_brooke how could he keep this information from us all these long months? 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 Right?! 😄 2mo
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AmyG Yes...thanks for the heads up! 2mo
AkashaVampie I bet he talks about Nirvana in this book. 2mo
Suet624 @AkashaVampie how could he not? 😊 2mo
AkashaVampie @Suet624 ikr... wasn't that his start into the business? 2mo
Suet624 @AkashaVampie I think he probably played in a small band before nirvana. 2mo
Jen_Reads The audiobook is amazing. It‘s read by him and I loved it 2mo
Suet624 @Jen_Reads I can‘t wait. 2mo
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Just in case anyone wants to hop on the VSC zoom call. October 14.

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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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This is exactly why I now have library cards to six different town libraries. All of this, especially “the all-you-can-eat buffet of borrowing”.

JamieArc I love that when you have a library card where I live, you have access to about 10-12 different libraries in the area. There are a few different ones I love to visit. 2mo
Suet624 @JamieArc it‘s just the best. I always feel so abundant when I visit a library. All of it is for me!!! 😍 2mo
vivastory I love this! 2mo
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Suet624 @vivastory have you read this one, Scott? 2mo
vivastory I've yet to read Powers. I've been meaning to. 2mo
Suet624 @vivastory it‘s my first of his, even though I have The Overstory on my shelf. I find myself nodding in agreement with some of his musings. 2mo
vivastory I'll be curious to see how it does with the MB 2mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to start this one. 2mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB I‘m still finding my way through the story itself but some of the sentences sure do grab you. 2mo
BkClubCare I miss the cards of seeing who had checked out the books before me… 2mo
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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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Sadly, 35% of the way in I just couldn‘t go on. It‘s not bad; I just felt like it was going to take forever to find out who might want the main character to stop working at her place of employment and I don‘t have that kind of time.

Megabooks You made a fine choice. This was just okay for me. 2mo
Megabooks It doesn‘t get good until 90% in. 2mo
Suet624 @Megabooks that‘s helpful to hear. It‘s a very long audio considering only 10% is worth it. 2mo
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Broken Horses: A Memoir | Brandi Carlile
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I listened to the audio version & I have only one complaint. While the songs she sings on the audio are nice, they are nothing like listening to the twins & the band singing & playing along with her. I think it‘s really important that you check out her videos on YouTube. This version is a stunner and I heard her sing it live at a Bernie Sanders campaign event just as beautifully. https://youtu.be/KJqL1yIm9e0.

I‘m so glad she wrote this book.

SamAnne She is so good. 2mo
sarahbarnes Love her. Just saw her in concert last week and she was 🔥 as always. 2mo
Suet624 @sarahbarnes she gives it her all every time. So glad you were able to see her. 2mo
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kspenmoll Thanks for your advice! I received the book in a swap from @WanderingBookaneer & I am just started it. Now I will listen to utube! 💕 2mo
WanderingBookaneer So glad you liked it! I actually enjoyed the stripped down versions. She‘s going to be in SNL this season. (edited) 2mo
Suet624 @wanderingbookaneer I was fine with the quieter version of her songs but if you‘ve never heard the band version it just doesn‘t compare. And yes, SNL! (edited) 2mo
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Passing | Nella Larsen
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Maybe you all saw the trailer for the film that's been made of this book? If not, take a peek. https://youtu.be/trwq3CNCMkU

vivastory I'm cautiously excited. I'm very worried how they will tackle the ambiguous ending. Especially since audiences hate ambiguous endings. 3mo
Suet624 Good point. 3mo
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The Five Wounds: A Novel | Kirstin Valdez Quade
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A wonderful character driven story of five generations of individuals just trying their best. And sometimes not trying at all. Throughout the book I kept thinking of Luis Alberto Urrea‘s book, House of Broken Angels. In fact, one of the main characters in this book is named Angel and Urrea writes a recommendation for the back of the book. It‘s a long read, but the characters were so close at hand that I didn‘t want it to end.

Suet624 Also, don‘t give up after reading the first couple of chapters. It is a slow start. 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks Yes, I LOVE this book!! 3mo
BarbaraBB Interesting! I loved House of Broken Angels! 3mo
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Suet624 @BarbaraBB I think you‘d like this then. 3mo
Suet624 @Erinreadsthebooks oh I‘m so glad! I hadn‘t heard anything about the book going into it. I feel as if people need to be talking about it. 3mo
Jas16 I just read the House of Broken Angels so will be stacking this one. 3mo
Suet624 @Jas16 Urrea is just a marvelous writer. 3mo
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Dear Mr. You | Mary-Louise Parker
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If not for Litsy I wouldn‘t have known about this book. I appreciated how Parker tells her life story in short chapters, detailing the men that have made an impact on her life. Her writing was a surprise and a delight.

Leftcoastzen I didn‘t know about this , sounds interesting. 3mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen I know, right? Sometimes books fly so under the radar … 3mo
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Can you imagine being a 63 year old woman in 1955, being told you had a few years left to live, deciding to ride a horse and lead another with a dog along for the adventure, across the entire United States? Selling postcards for a dime to make money. Relying on your wits, on your horses, and the kindness of strangers. This was a great read and I‘m so glad to know Annie‘s story.

vivastory Just read the book description: Tarzan & Depeche. What names! 3mo
Megabooks Stacking!! 3mo
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Vermont comes in first again. #Vermont

Leftcoastzen My friend read that book recently & loved it. 3mo
Suet624 @Leftcoastzen I needed an uplifting book and I find this one to be just what I needed. A fascinating story and a woman I could be great friends with. 3mo
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Trying to clear off the piles on my table. I keep finding these scraps of paper with lists of books I want to read. Managed to get to quite a few of them over the months but there is just not enough time to read them all! And yes, my piles accumulate over months. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

AmyG Ha! I used to do that with post-it notes but then started using a little notebook. Much neater! I just cross off what I‘ve read. (edited) 3mo
Suet624 @AmyG Believe it or not I have one of those too. Then it became overwhelming. I think I have to start being more selective. I think my TBR on Litsy is over 2K (which has to be a mistake, but there it is). 3mo
AmyG I see Hamnet. Have you read it yet? 3mo
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Suet624 @AmyG No. a friend gave it to me for Christmas and it‘s sitting on my shelf. 3mo
MaureenMc A bit off topic, but I‘m reading Dorothy Day‘s autobiography. Very engaging so far! 😊 3mo
Graywacke Love those. I hope you keep them somewhere. 3mo
Suet624 @MaureenMc I love reading anything I can find about Dorothy. She‘s a bit hard on herself in that book. That‘s why I like reading books about her because they recognize and report on how much she accomplished. Enjoy!! 3mo
AmyG It‘s very good. I would have sent you my copy if you didn‘t have it. 3mo
Suet624 @AmyG thanks for thinking of me. 💕 3mo
Suet624 @Graywacke already tucked away in a drawer, to be potentially dug up again a year from now. 🤣 3mo
Graywacke @Suet624 that works! 🙂 3mo
Reggie Somewhere in a box of my stuff from my last apartment that I never put away, is a torn out a page from a People magazine that had Stephen King‘s Top 5 summer reads from like 2005. This is very that vibe. 😁 3mo
Suet624 @Reggie hahaha. Definitely same vibe. 3mo
kspenmoll My uncle & aunt met working with Dorothy Day in NYC.😀 3mo
Suet624 @kspenmoll Oh gosh, how wonderful. 3mo
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It took awhile but Libby finally came through with Glaude‘s book on Baldwin. This was a fascinating listen, providing greater detail on his life, on his novels, on his evolution in thinking about what needed to be done or even what could be done to deal with racism. The last chapter included Glaude‘s powerful report on visiting Montgomery and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, https://museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial

Graywacke Glad Libby came through. 🙂 More so, glad you enjoyed. It‘s such a great book to spend time with. And the audio was terrific, no? 3mo
Suet624 @Graywacke YES! I‘m not a big audio fan but I think that was the best way for me to absorb that book. 3mo
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I‘m going to keep my eyes peeled for people with overexpressive hands!

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 3mo
marleed Hahaha! I had a hs teacher who made me sit on my hands to speak. Apparently, my hands drove her crazy! Well, that and a few other things ;). She also told me with a certain disgust that I‘d smile at anyone who‘d look at me. Who says that to a 16 year old girl!? 3mo
Suet624 @marleed ummm, seems pretty harsh for a teacher to do/say those things! 3mo
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Younger girls walking into their bloom, toward the center of their lives, and an elderly woman walking to the end of her life, toward her own perimeter. Occasionally I get a glimpse of this in my own life.

Jeg Well said. That‘s where I‘m going. 3mo
BarbaraBB 🤍 3mo
Reggie ❤️lovely and sad. 3mo
batsy This passage 💔 This book has so many lines worth savouring 3mo
Suet624 @batsy You‘re so right. 3mo
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It‘s a Labor Day miracle! I gave this book to an atheist friend ages ago who didn‘t appreciate the nuances or the humor of the book (sacrilege!) and never gave the book back to me. I‘ve forgiven her for not appreciating the story - maybe you need to know the Jesus Narrative - but I never forgot that she didn‘t return it. 🙂 Today I found this in a free pile in excellent condition and I feel as if I‘ve won the lottery. This book ❤️❤️.

KathyWheeler I loved this book. 3mo
KatieDid927 One of my absolute faves. And you‘re probably right, you need to be closely acquainted with the story in order to fully appreciate this book. I grew up in a fundamentalist Christian home and have read the Bible. I discovered this book as a new agnostic in college and it‘s genius. But I think having read the entire Bible previously helped. 3mo
mandarchy I am an atheist although I have read the bible and I love history - so maybe it was easy for me to connect with this book. I loved it. I had a friend borrow my book “In the Beginning“ which was a gift - an anthology of creation stories. I love mythology and folklore. Her house burned down and I have to suppress the urge to ask if my book survived. 3mo
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Suet624 @KathyWheeler a real gem. 🙂 3mo
Suet624 @KatieDid927 I was honestly surprised that my friend knew so little about the subject. @mandarchy I had to chuckle about you wondering if your book survived. I feel you. 3mo
Reggie Lol, I know I shouldn‘t have but I also chuckled @mandarchy @Suet624 it was a book meant to be with you! 3mo
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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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I had already read the physical copy of this one but the audio version finally came through on Libby so I listened to it. I still enjoyed it very much, but I really believe that a listener would not understand how the first half of the book was laid out in the paper version. It just sounds so random and rambling and disjointed. I think there are books that are best read rather than listened to & this is one of them. Just my 2 cents for the day. 😃

Lindy I‘ve been curious about the print version. So far, I have only listened to the audiobook and found it absolutely BRILLIANT. Love it so much. 3mo
DivineDiana Thank you. I had no idea the actual book was printed in a creative way. This appeals to me. I feel that it would have influenced my opinion in a positive way. 3mo
Suet624 @DivineDiana Not really creative per se but more that there are breaks between each thought which gives you time to reflect on it 3mo
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Suet624 @Lindy I just wondered if that‘s why the book has a 67% Litsy rating. You may also be more comfy with audio than I am. 😃 3mo
DivineDiana I like that. 🙂 3mo
Lindy @Suet624 I‘m very comfy with audiobooks. I spend about 3 or 4 hours each day listening. 😊🎧 3mo
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This was a sit-on-my-couch-and-don‘t-get-up-until-you‘re-done-reading read. A delightful family history, with Kalb‘s grandmother being the central figure. Snippets from emails, voicemails, and photos are included. May my grandchildren love me as much as this author loves her grandmother. May I be as available, as lovingly opinionated, and as supportive to my grandchildren as her grandmother was to her. I needed this book.

kspenmoll ❤️ 3mo
Cathythoughts Sounds lovely ❤️ 3mo
nathandrake1997 ♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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This is Biggie. My son and daughter-in-law‘s 9 week old Bernese. He and I will get some solid reading in when I watch him over the next four days. He still sleeps a ton.

RedxoHearts Aww so cute and fluffy!! 3mo
nathandrake1997 So adorable ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
squirrelbrain So cute! ❤️ 3mo
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vivastory Adorable! 3mo
AmyG How big will he get? He is adorable. 3mo
Suet624 @AmyG Well over 100 lbs. Look at those feet! 🤣 (edited) 3mo
slategreyskies Awww!! He‘s so sweet! 💕 3mo
Tamra Adorbs! 3mo
marleed Oh so cute. My nephew‘s beloved French bulldog is named Biggie. Her (yes her) little sister - a grey French bulldog - is named Blu Ivy :) 3mo
Suet624 @marleed great names!! 3mo
zezeki So cute!! 3mo
AmyK1 So adorable 3mo
Jas16 So freaking cute! 3mo
Chelsea.Poole Oh my goodness! Pure adorableness!! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly OMG! He is going to be HUGE. So adorable! 3mo
Ruthiella What a cutie! ❤️🐶❤️🐶❤️ 3mo
SamAnne Oh I love this breed! 3mo
Suet624 @SamAnne they really are a wonderfully sweet breed. Great companions. Of course all dogs are great companions but from what I‘ve read this breed aims to please. 3mo
Hooked_on_books He‘s SO cute! 😍 3mo
Jeg So cute but from the look of his big paws he is going to be a big dog. 3mo
Suet624 @Jeg definitely! 3mo
Megabooks So very cute!! 😍😍 3mo
MadelineMcCrae Adorable!!!🥰🥰 3mo
BarbaraBB Love the book tag you chose 🤍😀 3mo
Reggie Sooo cuddly looking! 😍 3mo
batsy Biggie!! What a cutie 😍😍 3mo
DivineDiana I envy you! 😍 🐶😍 3mo
kspenmoll Adorable!!! 3mo
Bookzombie I love his name! He is so cute! 💕🐶 3mo
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