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Susanbones

Joined March 2018

I do like big books and I find it quite challenging to hide that truth.
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Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I made it here!!!!

AmyG ❤️ 1y
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OHMYGOODNESS!! There‘s so much!!!! I‘m getting so excited from just reading the labels!! Thank you so much, you absolutely did not have to send a second box! But thank you!!! BRB, I‘m gonna take a bite out of each and every one now.

#Foodimentarywatson

CSeydel Yaaaaay! I just hope it‘s not a complete melted mush!! 1y
Susanbones @CSeydel It‘s not!!! Thank you thank you!! 😁😁😁😁 1y
CSeydel I am glad they both finally arrived - and I have learned an important lesson about shipping times to the Philippines! 1y
Susanbones @CSeydel I knoww!! 😔 Postal service here is generally unpredictable especially for incoming stuff! 1y
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Untitled | To Be Announced
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Been in a bit of a reading rut so I picked up this local comic book to hopefully get me out of it.

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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My #foodimentarywatson box FINALLY got here! @CSeydel Thank you so much! Looking forward to reading the books! The one about boy singing seems super interesting. And I am also now obsessed with Takis! They‘re SOOOOO good!

The picture sucks but I was so excited to open that I just took a quick photo on the way back from the post office!! 😂😂😂😂

CSeydel YES!!!!!!! 1y
CSeydel I am so sorry it took a million years to get there! I hope you enjoy! 1y
Susanbones @CSeydel No worries! LOVING THE FOOD!!! 😍😍😍😍😍 1y
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CSeydel Oh I‘m so glad! Everything comes in such big packages here. I didn‘t have room to send as many varieties as I wanted to! 1y
Susanbones @CSeydel Complete opposite over here. Everything is in single serving packets! Haha. And the irony of it all is that I just found out that I‘ll be in LA on September. Will definitely be hoarding Takis. HAHA 1y
CSeydel Oh that‘s funny! Enjoy your stay. Yeah we love Takis! There are a few different flavors - the guacamole ones are the least spicy 🌶 1y
CSeydel There is one more (smaller) package on its way to you. I tried to send chocolate so I hope it‘s not a complete melted mess when it arrives. 1y
wordslinger42 So glad it arrived safely!!!! 1y
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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I kinda wanna bail? But I wanna give the book a chance still? It‘s a bit too....blah for me. Does it pick up? I‘m 1/3 into the book.

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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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Not completely loving the book yet. A lot of the references are going over my head. 😞

BookishMe High ✋ 1y
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The movie was so much better. 😢

readordierachel I loved the book, but I loved the movie too. That last scene!!! 1y
Susanbones @ReadOrDieRachel If you took out all the paragraphs describing every single detail, then yes, I‘d love the book too!! But the movie was more straight to the point! The last scene of the movie though, 😭😭😭😭 But I was expecting another scene showing Elio and Oliver meeting in the US! 1y
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The Program | Suzanne Young
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The setting is so unique and the concept of the story is so different from all the other dystopian YA books!

A thing I have an issue with - specifically regarding the audiobook - is the narrator. Not the biggest fan. Especially when reading the dialogues of the male voices.

Nonetheless, the story is super cool and unique! Will definitely continue with the other books in the series. 😁

Susanbones I don‘t understand why James did not remember Sloane throwing her purple ring hitting the back of his head in the welfare center place. 1y
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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I finally caught up to the buddy read and even (slightly) overtook the assigned chapters!

It‘s a cute book!! Very realistic and not over-the-top. I feel like I know the characters (or versions of the characters) in real life.

My favorite parts are the younger kids‘ dialogues! Never fails to crack me up!

Fun quick read! Nothing life changing though!

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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The mission to catch up to the Buddy Read continues!

I am liking the book so far. I honestly feel like I‘m reading about my friends‘ lives. The characters are so believable and relatable. V. realistic.

PS- I have no clue what my mug‘s trying to say.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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Other People's Houses | Abbi Waxman
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Finally getting to this! I‘m a few chapters in and I like it already! I can already tell I‘ll be breezing through this!

mrozzz It‘s a good one!! 1y
Susanbones @mrozzz I agree so far!! The characters are so human and real! ❤️ 1y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Made my own A Little Life shirt. Messed up a little bit but oh well!! 🤷🏻‍♀️

AmyG 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕 2y
Susanbones @AmyG Def gonna do another - hopefully better - one. 2y
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The Program | Suzanne Young
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Intrigued! The subject matter is a bit delicate, dealing heavily with suicide and depression but the setting is very creative and intriguing.

BookaholicNatty This looks very interesting! Stacking this! (edited) 2y
Susanbones @BookaholicNatty It‘s cool so far! Apparently it‘s part of a 5 book series. To be honest, I picked it up entirely because of the book cover. 😂 (edited) 2y
BookaholicNatty @Susanbones I think I would have picked it up for the same exact reason if I saw it on a shelf 2y
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Mehso-so

It literally took me a month to finish this.

The story is beautiful and there are some parts where I was so into the story and the characters. The problem was those parts were few and far in between.

The book was too flowery and descriptive that I would lose my focus mid-sentence. With this book, I realised I much prefer a straight to the point writing style.

Nonetheless, I‘m excited to see the film. I have a feeling I‘ll love the movie.

KateFulfordAuthor If you like straight to the point and page turner books, may I recommend my debut to you? See the link for reviews and more. 1y
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ATTENTION: My little Dobby keychain is holding Harry‘s sock. Okay, you may now proceed with your lives.

RaimeyGallant Phew. Happy I scrolled by. 2y
Susanbones @RaimeyGallant Happy to have supplied you with your Daily Dose of Dobby! Hahahahahaha 2y
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Why am I not loving this? Am I reading it wrong? 73% into the book and it‘s still a solid so-so for me. 😩😩😩😩 Had such high hopes for this book.

MellieAntoinette While I loved it, I definitely think it‘s not for everyone. I listened to Armie Hammer narrate the audiobook, though. Maybe that‘s the difference! 2y
Susanbones @MellieAntoinete Everything is so painfully descriptive. Like it‘s pages upon pages of adjectives and it gets interesting for a couple of minutes and then it‘s back to the adjectives. 😭😭😭😭😭😭 The overall story is beautiful but it‘s just the overrunning sentences that fail to hold my attention that‘s the issue for me. 2y
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Just a PSA, it picks up at 32%. (At least for me.) ❤️

PS - I totally hijacked this fake plant so that I could include it in the picture.
PPS - Asked the barista to put my drink in a for-here glass but she forgot. 😡

Jabberwocky I 100% curate my shots with decor/ what ever is around me 😅 Glad I‘m not alone! 2y
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The Program | Suzanne Young
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Got two new audiobooks to listen to while reading Call Me By Your Name. 😁❤️😍

somebooksaround Is Dear Evan Hansen a screen play edition or a book based on? I know they‘re releasing a DEH book in October, not familiar with this one! 2y
Susanbones @josteele I haven‘t listened to this one yet but when I saw the book version of this, it was the script of the play. I‘ll let you know when I‘ve started with it! 😁😁 2y
somebooksaround That‘s awesome! I hope you enjoy! & Thank you!! 😃✌️✌️✌️ 2y
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Sloooooow progress with this one. 😴😴😴😴😴 I have half a mind of just deserting this book and just come back to it later on.

BUT

I‘m holding on in hopes that it will actually pick up as I hit the halfway point and that it will all be worth it.

🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

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🍑 Happy Friday everyone! 😂😂

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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I HAVE BEEN THOROUGHLY DISTRACTED.

Have you downloaded the new Harry Potter game from the Appstore? Ohmygod it‘s so adorable. 😭😭😭😭😭

SandyW 🙈🙈🙈 I did not see this. I did not see this. I did not seer this... 2y
Susanbones @SandyW 😂😂😂😂 I should‘ve marked it as a spoiler. 2y
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1. ❤️ A Little Life
❤️ the Harry Potter series
❤️ All the Bright Places
❤️ Burnt Orange Sunrise

2. FRIED CHICKEN 🍗

3. SHAMELESS US HANDS DOWN OBSESSED. And Black Mirror of course!

4. Tagging Littens who‘s first letters spell my real name. Lol
@madolyngrace
@Ikmaliah
@taraxmichelle
@Camilyyy
@HannahHaaa

Thanks to @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for tag!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

JoScho I love Shamless ❤️ 2y
kylienoele And now I‘m craving fried chicken 😜 2y
Susanbones @JoScho SAME!! I honestly thought I‘d hate it after Mickey was written off - cause Gallavich is life - but I still love. (edited) 2y
Susanbones @kylienoele Me. At all times. 2y
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The Flying Birds | Eun Sun Han
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Loving the new addition to my bedroom. ❤️

Right below is my reading spot! 😌

readordierachel Pretty! 2y
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It‘s official, I can no longer read physical books!

I had the physical copy of this book and progress has been so slow because apparently, it takes a lot to read a physical book. With the ebook, I can literally read it anywhere. The toilet, the car, waiting in line, absolutely anywhere.

So, I‘ve gotten myself a copy of the book on my Kindle. Let‘s see how this goes.

Ingerella I definitely prefer the Kindle mostly because of the head lamp I have to strap to my forehead to read at night. My husband laughs at me every time I put it on! 2y
Susanbones @Ingerella Oh my god. Why didn‘t I think of the headlamp? Haha! I currently have doubles of majority of my books right now cause the Kindle can never replace the joy of a filled up book shelf. 😂 2y
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I didn‘t want it to be bad. 😩

I‘ve read reviews that the beginning of the book was a bit slow and that it picks up somewhere in the middle and so far, I‘m finding that to be true. Also, I think I‘ve been spoiled by the simplicity of YA novels that I‘m having a hard time adjusting to the way this was written.

Nonetheless, onward ho!

Considering watching the movie before reading this, actually.

kylienoele The movie is excellent! I‘ll read the book eventually 😜 2y
Susanbones @kylienoele Might watch the movie fiiiiirst! 😍 2y
kylienoele Do it do it do it!! You can read the book at some point 😉 2y
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Finally cracking this book open!!

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Mehso-so

Literally finished the audiobook in the gym sauna.

I wasn‘t too into the book. Got it because John Green and it fell more into the same category as Paper Towns (which I was so-so about) rather that The Fault In Our Stars (which I loved). So it wasn‘t incredibly unexpected.

A lot of good lines and quotes but wasn‘t too into the book overall.

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The book was great!‘

It depicted the characters in a more relatable light. The storyline was amazing. The only thing with this book is, for full immersion in the storyline, you‘ll need to look things up. What's kind of cute though is while I was browsing through YouTube for the movies mentioned in the book, the comments would show people who found the same video cause of Ready Player One. I felt like I was in my own version of the egg hunt! 😂😂

Susanbones Included a photo of Ernest Cline cause I feel like that‘s a closer portrayal of what Wade Watts looked like (as opposed to who they casted in the movie). (edited) 2y
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I‘m on the third and last part of the book!

Reviews I‘ve read have been polar opposites. Either they loved it or hated it or just bailed. Generally speaking, people who are into gaming enjoyed it and those who are not into their it couldn‘t relate to the references.

I am not a gamer. Not at all. And I couldn‘t relate to the 80‘s references either but I still enjoyed the book! Probably the dystopian aspect of the story appealed to me. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I really love this line.

tammysue Yes 👍🏼 2y
Susanbones @whatshesreadingnow This was the last place I thought I‘d find a quote that I can live by. Haha 2y
CSeydel That‘s a TMBG lyric 😉 1y
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Susanbones @CSeydel Found them on Spotify!! I love the song!!!! 1y
CSeydel One of the greats 👍🏼 1y
CSeydel Now I feel old... 1y
Susanbones @CSeydel Streaming all their songs now! I can‘t believe I have never heard of them!! Haha! I feel like an ignorant infant though, so fair. Hahahaha 1y
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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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Does anyone wanna do some sort of a swap?

Before I switched over to my Kindle, after reading a book, I‘ll usually pass it on to someone else. But due to the heaviness and trigger-y-ness of this book, I had no idea who to pass this on to. So does anyone want this book? We could work out a swap or something. But keep in mind, I probably live overseas from where majority of you live.

Let me know!

Jabberwocky I‘ve been dying to read this. Are you in Europe? 2y
Susanbones @Jabberwocky Asia. 😭😭 2y
Susanbones @Jabberwocky Where in Europe are you from? I‘ll try to figure shipping out and let you know if I can send it over! 2y
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I‘m 9 chapters into the book and WTF did the movie even do?? It‘s so unlike the book!

Crystalblu I‘m waiting until after I see the movie to read the book 😬 2y
Susanbones @Crystalblu That‘s probably for the best! I enjoyed the movie and when I started on the book, turns out that the book was even better!! Going the other way around would definitely ruin the book and the movie for me. 2y
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I have been ploughing through my TBR stack! Just watched the movie and I liked it however, my brother said that this was the best book he has ever read and the movie did not do it justice. So let‘s see, I guess!

BookNerd9906 One of my absolute favorites! Enjoy ❤️ 2y
Susanbones @BookNerd9906 I‘m only at the third chapter and I can already tell that the movie definitely sucks in comparison! Thanks though! 2y
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This is such an adorable book! It‘s very predictable in a very unpredictable way. Like the twists are very chick-flick-esque but it was applied in a very “wait,what?” kind of way. Good read though! Nothing life changing but I was reading this as a straight cis female. It might have a different effect on others. Nonetheless, it‘s completely adorable and everyone should read it! Can‘t wait until the movie comes out in my part of the world!

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I literally could not put it down. The twists and turns were fantastic. I loved it! The depth of each and every character is insane. When you think you‘ve got everyone figured out, it takes you on a surprise drop that you had no idea was coming your way. It was completely great!

irre The sequel is great as well. I think it‘s coming out in USA in June. 2y
Susanbones @irre Unfortunately I‘m from the other side of the world. 😢😢 Hopefully it comes out soon!! 2y
irre I hope so! I read it in Swedish when it came out in the fall. My sister was kind enough to mail it to NJ. 2y
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Susanbones @irre Lucky you! I‘m making the switch to an eReader! Makes it so much easier especially cause I live outside the US. I can get the ebooks as soon as they‘re released on Amazon and not have to deal with the shipping wait! 2y
irre Sounds like a good plan! 2y
BookNerd9906 Reading this now! 2y
LitsyBuddyRead Week 3 Discussion (through chapter 38, page 301 is now up). The final #litsybuddyread discussion for this book will be posted Sunday, April 29th. 2y
Susanbones @LitsyBuddyRead I‘ll be there!!! 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I cannot put this book down. I‘m being so unproductive at work and it‘s Backman‘s fault. (Not really. Haha.)

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“We are what we can‘t not be.”

Huge fan of audiobooks while at the gym! Tried reading a book while on the treadmill and I almost went cross-eyed.

Susanbones Shout out to the fact that you can see my toes through my shoes! 2y
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Choice of entertainment for the drive home from work. ❤️

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I have never read anything that describes sweating as beautifully as this.

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Every Day | David Levithan
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Mehso-so

It's alright. Consuming through Audiobook might've had a big hand in this rating but the (audio)book didn't really have me glued to the Kindle. It's was alright. What I did like about it was the variety of the people A inhabited. It dealt - lightly - with body image, sexuality, gender roles, depression, etc etc. and that was nice. But over-all it was a solid so-so for me.

Susanbones @Jess7 Your liking game is so strong. Like how do I catch up? 😂😂😂 2y
Jess7 Haha! I “like” things in groups usually. Spreading the Litsy love quickly lol and then slow to comment if something grabs my attention. 🤣🤓 2y
Susanbones @Jess7 I literally just went on a liking spree on your profile!! Hahahaha! Love all around!! 2y
Jess7 Yep! 🤗 thank you! I like to go through my feed spreading the litsy love through likes, pausing to comment if something peaks my interest, and If notice I havent like their previous posts, I go through them spread the like. LL 🤣📚🤗🤓 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Back to regular programming after almost a week spent in Tokyo! Generally liking the book thus far.

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EXCITED TO READ THIS. ❤️❤️

Leahlori It's amazing 😍 2y
Susanbones @Leahlori 😍❤️😍 I know! I keep hearing good things about it! 2y
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Hostile Hospital | Lemony Snicket
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Mehso-so

It‘s pretty much like every other book in the series with some very slight details that sets it apart - slightly. It‘s alright. I love the art, and the whole layout and look of the book. Planning on finishing the whole series by June.

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Hostile Hospital | Lemony Snicket
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After an hour of just winding down from that last book, it‘s onto the next read!

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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The story is beautiful. Yes, it‘s a bit dark at some parts. Yes, it does get a bit difficult to read. But the story is undeniably beautiful. Each and every part flows so beautifully into one another that I didn‘t even realise how long it was. If you‘re triggered by graphic depictions of suicide, self-harm, violence & sexual abuse, then I‘d recommend to stay away from it. But if the aforementioned does not apply, then by all means, give it a shot!

Minervasbutler Loved it though I agree it's very painful in parts. 2y
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Every Day | David Levithan
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Finally took advantage of the free trial that Audible has. 😂✌🏻 Cute (audio)book so far!

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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At the 75% mark and I still have noooo clue as to how this book will end.

Also! I found someone in my area selling his old Kindle Fire 7 so yay!

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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A Little Life in emojis.

I feel like I‘ve read about 5 books already and I only made it past the middle of the book.

emilyhaldi Love your interpretations 😆🤗💕 2y
Susanbones @emilyhaldi Haha! Thanks! Had to go on Insta stories to do it! 😂😂 2y
SandyW Me too... Love that as a book review technique! 2y
Susanbones @SandyW HAHA! We should definitely make this into a thing!! 2y
rather_be_reading 😂😂 2y
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Why We Broke Up | Daniel Handler

JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE AUTHOR OF WHY WE BROKE UP IS THE SAME HUMAN BEING AS LEMONY SNICKET.

There.

Just felt like I had to document that somehow.

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1. Cinder
2. I can‘t think of any ATM.
3. Seconds
4. Shiloh
5. Ugly Betty
6. Amy Tan
7. Amy Tan
8. Pseudonymous Bosch - Does this count? LOL
9. I‘m so tempted to Google.
10. Lemony Snicket
11. 😿
12. Full House Michelle
13. E.L. James
🌟 Will Grayson, Will Grayson