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Suetara

Suetara

Joined February 2016

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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The kindle version is on sale at the moment. #kindledeal #kindledeals

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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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My local indie bookstore owner has been raving about this one and now I see why. I think I got book whiplash from all of the twists and turns. Loved it!

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Four days of vacation and two completed books, both of which I enjoyed immensely. Not too shabby. 😊

kspenmoll 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel

I‘m intrigued by the thought of a limited series of Station Eleven, but hope they stick to the book.

https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/made-for-love-station-eleven-warnermedia-patric...

Megabooks Me too!! 4mo
jpmcwisemorgan Hmmmm....interesting. 4mo
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Neon Prey | John Sandford
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Two books (have about 10 pages left to go in Neon Prey), beer, and a beautiful day. Glorious.

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My mom passed away yesterday afternoon. She was a voracious reader and always encouraged my sister and me to read. She was the coolest mom when I was in junior high because she bought Judy Blume‘s books for me when other parents wanted them removed from school libraries. My copy of Are You There God? It‘s Me, Margaret was borrowed by a lot of my friends whose moms were not as open minded.

LeahBergen Oh, I‘m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a truly wonderful mother. 💔💔💔 5mo
JohannaRose I‘m so sorry for you loss. How incredible that she was able to pass on her love of books to you. 💜 5mo
irre I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💕💕 5mo
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Tamra 💜 You were fortunate! I‘m sorry for your loss. 5mo
sudi So sorry for your loss 💔 5mo
Kristy_K She sounds amazing. I am sorry for your loss. 💔 5mo
Cinfhen So sorry for your loss💗 5mo
CoffeeK8 So sorry for your loss 5mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 5mo
LibrarianRyan 💗💗💗💗 5mo
CaliforniaCay So sorry for your loss, sending my condolences, good vibes and love your way 💛💙💚❤💜 5mo
RaimeyGallant That's such a lovely memory. All the hugs. 5mo
NatalieR Incredibly sorry for the loss of your mom. I hope reading will bring you comfort and more good memories. 💕 4mo
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Star Wars Queen's Shadow | Emily Kate Johnston
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The last four months have not been great, and I‘ve not been able to read much or, frankly, concentrate on much else as I‘ve been dealing with some significant parental health issues. This book has kept my attention and I hope that it gets me out of this slump. I‘ve missed reading and Litsy. I‘m hoping to be back on here more frequently soon.

AmyG I hope your parents are well soon. 5mo
IndyHannaJones What is thos magnificent pillow? 5mo
TrishB Sometimes , life 😔 hope you‘re ok. 5mo
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MicheleinPhilly I‘m sorry you‘re dealing with this. Hope things turn the corner soon. ❤️ 5mo
Suetara @AmyG @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly Thank you for your kind words and support. My mom‘s care has been transferred to hospice, and unfortunately she‘s declined quite a bit in the last couple of days. The rest of us are just doing the best we can at this point. This has not been my favorite year so far. 5mo
Suetara @IndyHannaJones It‘s a book cover made from Haunted Mansion fabric. I purchased it from The Book Cloak on Etsy. 5mo
IndyHannaJones @Suetara there is nothing I don't like about that sentence. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘m sorry. Sending you strength and ❤️. 5mo
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These new Out of Print shirts are amazing. I especially like the Leia one, but I‘ll end up with all of them. https://www.starwars.com/news/out-of-print-star-wars-clothing-exclusive-reveal

Liatrek I was totally geeking out when these came in my email 😍😍 I want them all🎉 6mo
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Flavia is an excellent lunch companion. 😊

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The Belles | Dhonielle Clayton
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Currently $.99 on kindle! #kindledeal

LibrarianRyan I‘m reading this right now. It‘s a slow go. 7mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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I love this little gem so very much.

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Broken Girls | Simone St James
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We had 6” of snow overnight and it‘s still coming down, so we‘re making the best of the day as we weren‘t able to go to Chicago to The Lightning Thief musical as planned. Younger one has a friend over, oldest is playing D&D with friends, and DH is going to watch football. I‘m curled up under a blanket with a good read. All things considered, not a bad day.

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My oldest and I complete lots of puzzles over the kids‘ holiday break. Our latest is a bookish one. We bought a B&N one that is made up of covers of sci-fi/fantasy books. That one is up next.

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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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This is the first book I finished in 2019, and the rest of the books I read this year have a lot to live up to. I adored Washington Black, and read it in two sittings-could not put it down.

AmyG Exactly! I am holding off on the last 30 pages...so I can finish tomorrow in peace and quiet. I absolutely love this book. 9mo
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If you‘re planning on buying kindle books in the next few days, click on the digital day banner on the amazon home page. On the digital day page, scroll down and there will be an end of the year offer. That offer, once activated, will give you $6 in ebook credit if you spend $35 on kindle books between now and the end of the year. (Wish I‘d seen it before I hit up today‘s daily deal. 😉)

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Broken Lands | Jonathan Maberry

Tomorrow, all of my in-progress reads are being abandoned temporarily for this book. I LOVE the Rot and Ruin series, and am thrilled that he‘s writing more in that world. 🎉🎉🎉

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Station Eleven | Emily St John Mandel
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It‘s a re-listen to Station Eleven while walking laps at our local high school kind of day.

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Darkest Minds | Alexandra Bracken

The kindle versions of the books in this series are $1.99 at the moment. #kindledeal

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Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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I read this last week and loved it. The kindle version is $1.99 right now. #kindledeal

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I never thought that I‘d describe a novel about a serial killer and her sister delightful, but this small but mighty gem is just that.

Blaire Nice photo! 11mo
Suetara @Blaire Thanks! 11mo
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The White Darkness | David Grann
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We‘re predicted to get 5-8” of snow through tomorrow night. This seems like an appropriate read.

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I took my youngest to see Twilight a couple of weeks ago when it was rereleased for its 10th anniversary. She blew through the movies and I suggested that she read the books. We checked out Twilight a week ago today and she‘s currently about 1/3 through New Moon. Even though the books are problematic (we‘ve had lots of conversations about how neither Edward or Jacob are not great boyfriend material), I love seeing her so excited about reading.

TrishB I always found that books help you have those conversations! 11mo
Suetara @TrishB Me too. We‘ve had some interesting ones because of this series. 11mo
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One of our local libraries is killing it with author visits/signings this year. Colson Whitehead last month and Nnedi Okorafor last night. My oldest and I got our copies of the Akata books signed and everyone received a copy of Shuri. Nnedi is an absolute delight-a very engaging speaker.

LibrarianRyan I‘m jelly. Super surprised she was at Champaign. If I had known I would have driven over. I she is my #1 get for ISL. I‘ve made sure all the important people know it. And I complained to the head of the committee that they haven‘t chosen AW and AW as Illinois reads. We need more diversity in the award. 12mo
Suetara @LibrarianRyan Shoot! If I see other authors scheduled to come there that might interest you, I‘ll let you know. The Akata books would be great picks. We were excited to hear that she‘s writing another one. 12mo
lauralovesbooks1 It's always a fun moment when a list of recent author visits makes you realize that there are more Litsy people on your area. CPL has brought in some great authors lately - now I just need my work schedule to cooperate so I can go to some of them. :) 12mo
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Suetara @lauralovesbooks1 Another CU person! (Sorry it‘s taken me so long to respond, but my husband and I have been sick for the last 2 weeks and all I‘ve done is sleep.) Did you know that there‘s an indie bookstore opening soon in Monticello? It‘s called Hartfield Book Co. 11mo
Gezemice Oh my gosh, Nnedi was here? I am in Urbana! I did not know this. Love her! @librarianryan @Suetara @lauralovesbooks1 Nice to know there are others in this area! 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Gezemice yep. I‘m in the capitol. Formally of Mattoon. It means our group is growing bigger. For the longest time it was just me, and @bklover reaping central IL. @Suetara was a nice edition and hi @lauralovesbooks. We should do a central IL meet up no always end up going to STL. (edited) 11mo
Gezemice @LibrarianRyan That wouldbe awesome! To be honest, STL is rather far for me. Nice to hear you are so close! Mattoon is really close to CU, too! 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Gezemice yeah. When I lived there we would go to Champaign to go to shopping. And every time I had a system library meeting. Now I‘m in the capitol. Depending where I think CU is an hour and a half away. Not too bad. 11mo
Gezemice @LibrarianRyan We made the drive a month ago - went to see Lincoln‘s house and tomb - I think it was an hour and 10 minutes or so... 11mo
Bklover I‘d love to come to Springfield! (Or CU for that matter!) My daughter lives there. I‘m going to have to keep track of all the Central Illinoisans @LibrarianRyan @Gezemice @Suetara @Lauralovesbooks (edited) 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Gezemice you were almost literally in my back yard. I‘m two blocks away from Oakridge. And I work down the street from his house. Very cool. 11mo
LibrarianRyan @Bklover well dang it I guess I‘m going to have to set something up. Let me look at some Calenders. I‘d love to invite everyone to a literary event but I‘m still working on getting something going. 11mo
Gezemice @LibrarianRyan That‘s awesome! We loved it. I wanted to go because I realized I have been living here for decades and have not seen the Lincoln memorials. We will go back because we got a late start and did not have time to see the museum. (edited) 11mo
Suetara @LibrarianRyan @Gezemice @Bklover @lauralovesbooks1 Life has gotten in the way of my Litsy time lately, so I‘m late jumping in here, but I think a meetup is a great idea!! 11mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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13 pages into my library‘s copy of this, I went out and bought a copy for my bookshelves. This is literary catnip of the best kind.

Susannah Great to hear! I'm looking forward to reading this one. 12mo
Tamra That is great! I put I hold on the audio today. 12mo
Blaire Ooh nice! (edited) 12mo
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Finished this one today while on our way to a marching band competition. It took a bit for me to get my head wrapped around the book and get into it, but once I did, I couldn‘t put it down.

PatriciaU This was one of the most clever books I‘ve read this year. 12mo
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How did I not know this was coming out??!! I NEED THIS.

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Microwave Cooking | Jean Pare
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Amazon introduced new Fire and Alexa products today, and for a minute, I thought it was April 1st.

AlaMich Yeah, nope. Kinda ridiculous, IMHO. 13mo
Reviewsbylola Lolol @Mdargusch @emilyhaldi @Meredith3 @annied now we know what to get dad for Christmas. 😂 (edited) 13mo
Mdargusch 🤣🤣🤣 @Reviewsbylola 13mo
emilyhaldi Lol ✌🏻👍🏻❤️ @Reviewsbylola 13mo
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My youngest adored this book and had to stop and gush about it every few pages while we were reading earlier. I didn‘t get much of my book read, but didn‘t care. ❤️

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Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
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I‘ve been to many author events/signings over the years, and this evening was one of the most enjoyable. He was delightful.

Smrloomis Yesss! I heard him a few years ago and he was really great in person. That must have been fun although if that were a giant picture of *my* head, I would have been a little freaked out 😂 13mo
Suetara @Smrloomis My sister and I thought the same thing. 😆 13mo
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Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
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10 minutes to Colson Whitehead!!

Kaye Gosh, is he cute or what ? 13mo
LaurenReads He‘s going to be here in Vegas next month and I‘m so excited! 13mo
Reviewsbylola Niiiiiiice! 13mo
Suetara @kaye Very. 😉 13mo
Suetara @LaurenReads He was wonderful! 13mo
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Lunchtime reading. I‘ve read other books on the same subject, but Woodward is the author I trust.

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The Wicked Boy | Kate Summerscale
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The best boxes are the ones that contain books. #bookoutlethaul

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My doctor was running 40 minutes behind today, but this lovely book was excellent company while I waited. In fact, I was irritated that I wasn‘t able to finish the last 20 pages before she came in. 😉 Grand Central Terminal is one of my favorite buildings in NYC.

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Life got in the way of reading this week, so I‘m returning this two days late. But the book was so good that it‘s worth the fine.

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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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Super excited to have picked this up for such a great price today. #kindledeal

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The Last Cruise: A Novel | Kate Christensen
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I will read anything that Kate Christensen writes. This one grabbed me and wouldn‘t let me stop until I‘d finished the book. (Thank goodness for the light on my paperwhite. My youngest has a migraine and light hurts her. So I‘ve turned down the light to where I can read and it doesn‘t bother her.)

Nute This sounds so good. I hope one day to go on a cruise so I don‘t know if I can read a book about things going wrong with a cruise ship.🚢 😳 14mo
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Washing kitchen and bathroom rugs at the laundromat. Not my favorite place to be, but I‘ll get some reading done, so there‘s that.

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Catwoman: Soulstealer | Sarah J Maas
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“I‘m only going to stop in for one book.” she said. And the universe laughed.

Mommamanzi Sarah Mass 😍😍😍 1y
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Love and Ruin: A Novel | Paula McLain
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Great price for this one. #kindledeal

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Give Me Your Hand | Megan Abbott
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SO excited to start this!

vivastory I picked this up at the library today. Very excited! 1y
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Apparently, I‘m reading all the Obama staffer books this year. It‘s much lighter than the last one I finished, The World as It Is, but I enjoyed it very much. This line from the end of the book really struck me: “The future is female because there‘s a storm of kick-ass women on the rise who will remember to reach back with both hands to help others climb up with them.”

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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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It took a bit for me to get into this one, but once it had me, it was hard to put down.

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Bonfire | Krysten Ritter
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The paperback edition is gorgeous! Love this cover.

LibrarianRyan I agree. So much better than the hardcover. 1y
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Smoke and Iron | Rachel Caine
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My precious! Choosing this over fireworks tonight. I‘m happy with my choice. 😊

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Book purge/reorganizing 2018 has begun.

rather_be_reading good luck!! and u can purge some books my way 😂 1y
Sace I need to do the same! 1y
Nute Beautiful shelves. They look well-organized. I should purge, but I rarely do. I just try to find more room.🤷🏽‍♀️ 14mo
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Only Human | Sylvain Neuvel

“If you see something wrong with the world, fix it. But what if it‘s the whole world that needs fixing?”

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Amazon is killing me with these price drops. #kindledeal

Linda906 I loved this one! 1y
Suetara @Linda906 That‘s good to know! It looks really interesting. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Sweet thanks!! 1y
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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In my immediate future. 😊 (It‘s a German Chocolate cupcake from a local bakery.)

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I‘ve been wanting to read this, and noticed that there was a price drop. Thought that others may want to pick it up. #kindledeal