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Sweettartlaura

Joined May 2016

Follow me at Goodreads, too, because sometimes 451 characters just aren't enough 😊. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5010988-laura
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The Mueller Report by The Washington Post
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The Helpful Elves | August Kopisch
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Litsy, help! I am in a serious reading slump. And I need to get out of it. So I‘m going to ask you to pick a number from 1 - 75 - we‘ll do it like real Bingo. I‘ll assign a number to my TBR, and work down your suggestions until I get over this slump.
Thanks, everyone 🙏🏻

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This is bad. Really bad. If I hadn‘t been busy doing other things, & it hadn‘t been so short, I would have bailed on it.
Adam Baldwin‘s narration drew me to this. And it is the best thing about this. He manages to give voice to a manatee - props.
But I‘m really really really glad I didn‘t waste a credit on this. It‘s boring. The jokes don‘t land. Just awful.

ShyBookOwl Bummer! The cover looks cool lol 7d
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Blackwater | Michael McDowell
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This is a great Southern Gothic story of the Caskey clan over several generations. At the heart of it is Elinor, a woman who appears in Perdido in the midst of a flood in 1919. She becomes an integral part of the family, for better & for worse.
At the heart of it, this is about family, and being a big enough family to accept lots of differences. Still not sure I‘m convinced that having Elinor around was a fair trade 🤔
Great on audio 👍🏻 🎧

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Clowns Vs. Spiders | Jeff Strand
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Nope!

Nope, never, nuh uh, no way!

TheReadingMermaid The question is: are they spider clowns? Or clown spiders? 🤔 1w
Sweettartlaura @TheReadingMermaid don‘t wanna know ... can‘t even let the images into my active imagination 😱😱😱 1w
LauraJ The stuff of nightmares! 1w
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My 19 year-old heart is so happy ♥️

Chrissyreadit I saw her in concert this Summer with my daughter. So good! My daughters favorite song since she was a toddler is Polyester Bride 🥰 1w
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A harrowing true story of an escape from North Korea. It‘s short, and all the more impactful for it. The translation is excellent, keeping the story flowing. And sadly, the propaganda techniques used by the party are becoming all too familiar in our daily parlance.
Make time for this when you can.

cathysaid Agreed. I found this fascinating. And it read like fiction. It‘s frequently on Kindle sale. 2w
Sace I just bought the kindle edition. I didn't even wait for it to go on sale. 2w
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@joe_hill is the best 🙌🏻. He kicked off his tour for Full Throttle at Powell‘s last night. He read us one of the stories in the collection - You Are Released - slightly abridged for time. And he was warm, friendly, funny, & kind. Go see him whenever you can ♥️📚

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Full Throttle | Joe Hill
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I‘m at Powell‘s early with @EsquireGirl to hang with Joe Hill tonight 🙌🏻♥️

LauraJ Lucky! Have fun and take pix 😽 3w
Schlinkles He's such a nice guy! Enjoy!
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candc320 So jealous!! I would love to meet him! 3w
LeahBergen Fun!! 👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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If you can, go see Tommy Orange! I can‘t promise what‘ll happen at your event, but if it‘s anything like the #tacomareads program, you are in for a treat.
First, there was storytelling, drumming, & singing from the Puyallup tribe. Then they presented him with lovely gifts, crafted for him & his family. Then there was a lively conversation about the book, his writing, his future plans, & the Native American culture as it stands now 👇🏻

Sweettartlaura But the best part was getting to talk to a Mono Indian woman, Tamara, as we both waited to meet Tommy & get our books signed. I got to learn what this book meant to her, ask questions, share insights... Basically, in that moment, I think this book accomplished its goal & fulfilled its purpose ♥️
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AmyG Awesome. I loved this book. 1mo
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I‘m sorry to say I have to pan this 😕. I had hopes for it, & it started out promising. But it‘s too detailed, and trips over itself before long. Unless you really like historical detail, this may be one to pass on.

Texreader Thanks for the honest heads-up. Nonfiction can be written so well, or not. And you never know till you try. 1mo
Sweettartlaura @Texreader true history/British monarchy buffs may love this. But for the casual reader of such things, this is more than you‘re looking for 😕. It‘s too bad. I saw the movie & was captivated. I wanted a more historical look at that relationship between the two queens. It‘s in here ... but it‘s really hard to extract from the rest of the details. 1mo
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Like every short story collection, this one is a mixed bag. But out of the 40 or so stories, I only skipped a couple. And the rest ranged from so-so to great. So I‘ll give this a 👍🏻.

Beyond the individual stories I liked, I always appreciate sampling new authors this way. Also, I learned about some fairy tales I‘d never read. It may be a time to read a straight-up Brothers Grimm collection 🤔

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This was a waste of my time. I understand nothing about this person & his life, even after listening to him explain a chunk of it.

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Manhattan Beach: A Novel | Jennifer Egan
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From anyone else, I would praise this book.
But I expect different from Egan.
This is the most straightforward story I‘ve read by her thus far, and I‘m disappointed by that 🤷🏻‍♀️. I want chapters in PowerPoint, or nested stories, or the sense that I‘m reading a palimpsest of a novel when I read Egan. Not historical fiction.
It‘s beautifully written, and I can‘t really say anything bad about it. Except that it‘s not really an Egan novel.

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This takes some time getting there.
But eventually, Bell tells a hopeful story of making a biracial relationship work despite the systemic racism latent in his wife‘s grandfather. It takes some work on both ends. But in a gloomy time in our society, it was really uplifting to hear that given a little effort, we can reach other.

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This a lovely tribute to female friendships, which are usually sacrificed in adulthood via marriage & motherhood. This is told by two friends, who met as married adults, & who chose each other despite the things that got in their way. A beautiful reminder of the need for friends at all stages of our lives.

Texreader I‘m loving all your detailed reviews tonight! 1mo
Sweettartlaura Thanks, @Texreader - you can thank my insomnia these days 🙃 1mo
Texreader @Sweettartlaura I can commiserate. I‘ve been awake since 11:30 pm. It‘s now 3:10 am. 😳 1mo
Sweettartlaura @Texreader ugh 😕. Sorry to hear it. It‘s still early enough on the West Coast for me to get some rest. But not as much as I should 😣 1mo
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Mr. Palomar | Italo Calvino
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Another short one by Italo Calvino. I picked it for a readathon last weekend. But it should have been something I read over a little time, not as a quick read-through in one sitting. Mr. Palomar‘s insights are worth savoring. The mere fact that we have no idea what‘s going on in each other‘s heads is worthy of more contemplation than I gave it for this readathon. You should linger over these observations longer than I did - they‘re worth it.

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The Last Conversation | Paul Tremblay
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I ♥️ these Amazon original collections 🙌🏻🙌🏻
And I‘m on a roll - I‘ve been through probably a dozen or more of these lately.
Anyone else digging this, or some of their other collections?

Texreader I love Amazon originals too! But I haven‘t seen this one there. May have to go look for it. 1mo
Sweettartlaura @Texreader this is the latest collection - just out this week, I think. Check it out 🙌🏻 1mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Finished this in time for the #tacomareads author event tomorrow night.
Very reminiscent of Sunil Yapa‘s Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist - read it if you liked this.
I had no idea how muddled the sense of identity is for Native Americans. This shone a spotlight on it. At one point a character at a powwow says they‘re all “Indians dressed like Indians.” It‘s surreal, and you understand the disconnect he feels.
Lots to think about here.

Bookgirl Stacked! You should try Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich 1mo
Sweettartlaura @Bookgirl I need to read ALL the Louise Erdrich 😩. I hear nothing but good things. I just haven‘t gotten to her yet 🙁 1mo
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DNA Testing: Genealogy and Forensics | The New York Times Editorial Staff
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THIS!!! This is what‘s been missing from my life - Lizzo bookmarks 🔖 ♥️! Go check out this insta to see how much fun this library had with their Lizzo display ♥️🙌🏻. https://www.instagram.com/p/B2hVCzRhX8Z/?igshid=1o9y569xltn4i

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Omg! Yaaassss! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 1mo
Christine NEED!! 1mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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I have 3 days to read this before the author event for #TacomaReads ... andddddd go!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Part of Amazon Originals.
This was fascinating.
Darien, CT, uses teenagers as volunteer EMTs. For real: if you need medical attention in Darien, chances are two teens will show up.
This short story is the author‘s recollection of that time in his life.
And while I‘m all for young people helping the community, I couldn‘t help but think: this is one of the richest suburbs in the world... and they still won‘t spring to pay people to save them???

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I‘m reading all of these books right now:
Short story collection - ebook nonfiction - audiobook - print fiction.
Only 1 of them is for #MountTBR 🙄😕
This is why it‘s so damn hard 😫
#thestruggleisreal

Bklover I‘m looking forward to The Institute 1mo
Sweettartlaura @Bklover So far, it does not disappoint 🙌🏻 1mo
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Letters to a Niece | Friedrich Von Hugel
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So there IS something that could distract me from the new Stephen King book... an essay by my niece ♥️😍🥰

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The Institute | Stephen King
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So now it can be told...
(The names are withheld to protect the ~ involved 😜)
Saturday a friend and I went to my neighborhood wine walk. We stopped in the bookstore ... and my first step in, I saw a copy of this for sale ... 3 days early!
We asked about it ~ “somebody” put it out😏 ~ but only 1.
I gave it up to her, knowing I‘d get it today, & could listen too.
But I discovered my superpower:
Knowing release dates of my favorite authors🦹🏻‍♀️

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Starting my day off right 😎
I‘m going to try the listen & read method with this one - the book is coming today, but I couldn‘t wait another second, so I downloaded it from Audible.
Plus it‘s Santino Fontana - I want to listen just for that!

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True Detective | Max Allan Collins
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Oddly boring 😕
I was waiting for it to catch.
But I gave it 3 hours/25+%.
I‘ve got other books to read.

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The Fever: A Novel | Megan Abbott
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4⭐️

Another home run by Megan Abbott.

Like no one else, Abbott captures the terror & trauma of being a teenaged girl. They are at once powerful beyond their comprehension, and vulnerable in ways the world never sees.

The Fever employs the age-old hysterical girl story, but it‘s clearly a ruse for a darker story under that surface. A story steeped in desire, in the chasm between our true selves and the one we share.

Read this book♥️📚

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3 ⭐️

Whereas Sapiens was full of fresh, challenging insights, this felt re-trod. For past/current state, he trots out his own conclusions. And when he speaks of the future, his speculations aren‘t inspired - I‘ve heard them before. 👇🏻

Sweettartlaura He also comes across as naive at points, especially about religion. He may be convinced that God is dead, & that all rational people concur with him. But he‘s naive to think that an idea that has shaped humanity for at least 15 thousand years is just going to dissipate. And he spends no time on what might replace it. Still, Harari is worth your time. And so are the issues he probes. (edited) 2mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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BIG plans for #SeptemberTBR 😏
But I have some prompts to help.
There There is the Tacoma Reads book, and Tommy Orange is coming to town, so ✅
Tacoma‘s Extreme Reader Challenge is running a readathon AND a silent reading party, so that will help ✅
I must read 13 TBR books to keep on track for #MountTBR - Olympus ✅
Roughneck is a graphic novel - quick read ✅
I‘m half done with the Ahlborn ✅
And I am bound & determined to finish my #botmbacklog

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Just under the wire, I hit #Everest tonight in my #MountTBR climb - phew!
I‘m aiming for #Olympus this time. So I have to read 50 TBR books every 4 months.
I had hoped to be a few books ahead by now. But I‘ll settle with being on pace.

On to Olympus!!!

Megabooks Woop woop!! 🍾🥂 2mo
DGRachel That‘s amazing! My goal was 75 and it‘s not looking good. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 2mo
Sweettartlaura @DGRachel the thing is... I‘m definitely gonna read more than 150 books this year. But I let myself get distracted from the stack next to me/on my Kindle by the shiny new ones 🤷🏻‍♀️. So it‘s taking some discipline. Good luck on your climb 👍🏻. It will be worth it - keep going! 2mo
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I just got so sad 😔
I picked this up, eager to engage with math as an adult.
And it starts out great! Did you realize that calling numbers “digits” is a callback to counting on our hands🖐 ?!?! Fun!

And then... he started talking about the imaginary number, i 😮! I cried in 9th grade over this 🤣😢. For real. My math teacher saw me quietly weeping and started stammering.

And just like that, I don‘t wanna know any more about math 😢😣

Bookwomble It's awful when childhood anxieties we thought we were over come flooding back ? I understand little of maths, but my son is doing a masters in the subject, and he was explaining imaginary numbers to me last weekend. Apart from the words "square root of a negative number", I've still little concept of what they are! When I read a similar book to this one, I just skipped the bits I didn't understand! 2mo
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Social Creature | Tara Isabella Burton
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There‘s no one here to like. Lavinia is a needy, manipulative mess. Louise may be soulless - it‘s hard to tell.
We have such a stable society now. And experience tells me that‘s good. But I love reading stories where people look like they‘re thriving in a normal life, like Louise. And then you see she is holding on to her life by her fingernails. I wouldn‘t want to meet her in real life. But I love spending time with her in a book.

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Did you ever have a reading experience where you read two books back to back, that should be unconnected, but somehow sync up and tell each other‘s story in a different way?
I did, & I can‘t stop thinking about it. I‘m gonna ruminate a bit here.
I finished both these books last night. And was blown away by both. But what really kicked it up was where they intersected.
How does a book about race in America overlap with an Arthurian legend? 👇🏻

Sweettartlaura The answer is memory - how we deal with it as a culture. 2mo
Sweettartlaura Coates‘ collection of essays is about many things. But one of the takeaways is that we have to have a reckoning about race in this country. We try to move on, make things better, level the playing field, leave the past in the past. 2mo
Sweettartlaura Ishiguro‘s novel is a tale of a quest to kill a dragon whose breath settles on all and makes them forget, the good and the bad. And those on the quest have to reckon with the notion that what they can‘t remember might be better forgotten. 2mo
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Sweettartlaura But they know it isn‘t - they know that a life lived in mist & fog, without clarity, is half a life, with nothing solid beneath it. Nothing certain to cling to. 2mo
Sweettartlaura And that brings me back to Coates‘ entreaty for reparations: until America slays the dragon that clouds all our discussions, all our history books, all our progressive programs, we just aren‘t the America we say we are, were, and want to be. 2mo
Sweettartlaura We have to have the courage of Ishiguro‘s Britons & Saxons, risking both the peace between their people, and the peace in their personal relationships, in order to have a true reality, rather than one that appears to be just ok for many. 2mo
Sweettartlaura This was such a weird combination of books to read in tandem. But I suggest you try it, too. You get the message one way. And then you see it play itself out in another way. 2mo
Sweettartlaura Moments like this are why I read ♥️ 2mo
emtobiasz What a great moment of book serendipity! I love when a book gives unexpected insight into another, particularly when read back-to-back. My moment this year was a book about toxic masculinity helping me pinpoint what I didn‘t like about a kids book I had just finished: 2mo
Sweettartlaura @emtobiasz Wow 😮. Talk about unexpected connections! Isn‘t it amazing??? I wonder how non-readers come across these life lessons 🤔😜 2mo
ephemeralwaltz Great post! Thanks for sharing. 2mo
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Social Creature | Tara Isabella Burton
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I‘ve heard mixed things about this one.
But any world with a secret bookstore is a world I‘ll gladly spend a few hours of my life in 📚

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This book is why I read.
To learn.
To grow.
To challenge my worldview.
To think hard thoughts.
To reveal what has been hidden.
To start anew.

Ashley_Nicoletto ❤️🙌🏼❤️🙌🏼 2mo
Leftcoastzen It‘s a great book! 2mo
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The Buried Giant: A novel | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Ok, @Kenny - I get it - I‘m sold - he‘s amazing ♥️
5 ⭐️
A dreamy, mythical Arthurian tale about the nature of memory, the mercy of forgetting, and the value of being in the moment now.
I‘ve only read one other Ishiguro - Never Let Me Go - and I wasn‘t in love with it 🤷🏻‍♀️. So I was hesitant about this one. But I loved every single word. It came alive like books in my childhood did. I just loved it ♥️

BarbaraBB Great review. Wonderful book! 2mo
SteveHudson It is good, isn't it? Remains Of The Day is excellent too. 6d
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Aunt Bessie Believes | Diana Xarissa
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3.5⭐️
MUCH better than the first installment.
Aunt Bessie feels much more real.
The cast of characters around her is coming to life.
And the plot was twisty enough to give you glimpses of what was to come, without fully revealing itself.
If you‘re looking for a cozy mystery series to try, I can now recommend this one 🙂
Perfect as an audiobook.
And the author‘s last name begins with an X. So it‘s an easy get for any A to Z challenge fans 💁🏻‍♀️

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This was my first year taking advantage of this free audiobook program. A lot of the picks weren‘t for me - they were more YA than I like. But these were great picks.
The first two were recordings of plays, and outstanding.
My favorite was probably A Night Divided - a great story not usually told.
I‘ll be doing this again next year - it‘s definitely worth wading through the ones you don‘t like - they‘re free, after all 💁🏻‍♀️

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Death's Dancer | Jasmine Silvera
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Did you get to your bookstore for #romancebookstoreday ?♥️
I‘m not a regular reader of romance. But I like to support my local bookstore, King‘s Books, and local authors. So I went to an event tonight... and fell in love 😍
There were so many great writers, and I can‘t buy them all 😕. But I can encourage everyone else to!
If you haven‘t given romance a try in a while, take another look - there‘s one for everyone 📚♥️

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All the Crooked Saints | Maggie Stiefvater
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I‘m getting much better at calling it on a book, the more I do it. And the more books I have around. I used to suffer such guilt. Now, I don‘t even flinch 🤷🏻‍♀️
I gave this one 18 minutes. That might be my record🤔. There just was nothing grabbing me, and listening was feeling like work.

Anybody else exercising the #DNF option more these days?

Megabooks Since I joined Litsy, yes! But I‘m also reading a lot more in general. 2mo
TrishB Definitely 👍🏻 2mo
Sweettartlaura @megabooks @TrishB yay!!! I‘m not alone 🙌🏻 2mo
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rmaclean4 More and more...too little time, so many books! 2mo
Freespirit Yes in the past I always finished books.. even if it took months. Now it‘s on to the next one unless it grabs me in the first few chapters. Too many books out there🤗 2mo
cariashley I wish I DNF‘ed this one 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2mo
Ashley_Nicoletto I DNF all the time. My TBR is just to long for bad books. 2mo
Bklover Definitely!!! Too many good ones waiting to be read. 2mo
Sweettartlaura @cariashley Thanks for validating my choice 🙏🏻🙂 2mo
Sweettartlaura Once again, I come to Litsy and see I‘ve found my tribe 🥰 @Freespirit @Ashley_Nicoletto @Bklover @rmaclean4 2mo
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Final Girls | Riley Sager
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Very impressive debut. Sager weaves a complicated web, yet the reader never loses the thread.
Filled with intrigue & betrayal, this is just what you want out of a summer read.
Also, I can recommend this as an audiobook. It was so enthralling I listened to it for 3 hours or more each day. I wanted to keep hearing what was coming next.

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3.5⭐️
I think Caroline Kepnes‘ YOU has ruined me, because I think I feel far too much sympathy for Mike in this story. I should just think he‘s crazy. But I just can‘t dismiss his idea that this is all a game to V. Why did she tell him Angus would be out of town? Why is she still wearing that necklace? Why didn‘t she call the cops - ever? It gives Mike enough to obsess over her forever.
A well-written, intense ride.
#botmbacklog

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And That's a Wrap | Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby
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That‘s a wrap for #reversereadathon!
4 comics
2 graphics novels
2 books
1 audiobook

I love this format ♥️

Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳 3mo
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Every Exquisite Thing | Matthew Quick
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4 comics + 1 graphic novel + 1 book + 4H of an audiobook = ✅

On to Book #2!

#deweyaug #reversereadathon

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Elsewhere | Gabrielle Zevin
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4.5 ⭐️

A hopeful tale about all the possibilities living has to offer, the greatest of which is love.

#deweyaug #reversereadathon

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Elsewhere | Gabrielle Zevin
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#deweyaug #reversereadathon
After eating dinner listening to The World of Lore, I delved into my poetry read (Crush), my NF (Lady in Gold), my SS collection (My Mother She Killed Me...), my Buddy Read (I Am...), and catching up on Gideon Falls, I am FINALLY starting my first book for this readathon - Elsewhere ♥️

Happy Reading 📖🙂

Reagan-reads This book is one of my favourites ever! I hope you enjoy it. 3mo
Sweettartlaura @Reagan-reads I‘m loving it 🥰 3mo
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Not that any of us NEED more books... 😏
But have I sung the praises of #MyTBR here?
It‘s a book recommendation service, that gives you 3 suggested titles every 3 months. You answer some questions; point your bibliotherapist to your Goodreads/blog/etc.; & read the books and give feedback. This is my 4th round, & I ♥️ it 🥰. I get so excited waiting for my next recommendation letter.
Can‘t wait to see what these books have to offer ♥️
Mytbr.co

Ashley_Nicoletto They always choose the best stuff and a lot of the time it‘s things I‘ve never heard of. 3mo
Sweettartlaura @Ashley_Nicoletto exactly!!! The variety, the authors new to me, the classics I missed... they fill all kinds of gaps in my reading ♥️ 3mo
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Somebody Stop Me! | Borne Wilder
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What am I doing??? 😔🙄 📚
#BOTM

Megabooks Adding to your TBR! 🤣🤣 bookmail is so addictive, especially #botm! 3mo
Sweettartlaura @Megabooks I‘m supposed to be working on diminishing my BOTM pile 😔🙄 3mo
Megabooks I quit for a year, which helped. And I‘m working on last year‘s backlog. Of the five I‘ve gotten since I‘ve rejoined, I‘ve read four, which I consider a victory!! 3mo
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Sweettartlaura @Megabooks that IS a win 🙌🏻. I also quit, & now re-joined, and haven‘t been as good about keeping up 😕 3mo
Aswenson @Sweettartlaura This month I actually only got one... I can‘t say the same for May, June, and July... 😂 3mo
Aswenson @Megabooks That‘s a good idea, maybe I should quit cold turkey to work on my TBR mountain? Then I‘d have serious FOMO though. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
Megabooks @Aswenson And then you think, “Well, it‘s such a good deal. $10 for hardbacks?!” But I had stopped reading physical books because I was traveling a lot. I was just reading on my iPad. Now that I rarely travel, I‘ve started picking up hardbacks again, and I‘m rewarding myself for working through my backlog! 😊 3mo
Reviewsbylola Same exact thing I did. 🤣🤣 3mo
Sweettartlaura @Reviewsbylola I saw several people who made these pics - they ALL looked so good, dammit!😞😜 3mo
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#LitsyAtoZ - Round 1 for the year - done ✅

JaclynW Nice! 3mo
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Done with my library‘s Extreme Reader Challenge last month ✅
Family Reading Challenge officially done this month ✅
Now I need to focus on #MountTBR ... and stop buying books 🙄