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Talewaggingreads

Joined January 2017

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The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer
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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
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Rating this a pick even though I had a mind bending love/hate relationship with almost every aspect of this book. A sucker for brilliant writing, I pushed on despite the anxiety that swirled about me. Comic relief came to the rescue, and onward I read. Sleep will never be the same. 😴😫😴

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Oh, mercy! How I love thee.❤📚❤!!! Cannot recommend this delightful read too highly. Timely, thoughtful, relevant and oh so flippin' hilarious. 🤣🤣🤣 Do yourself a solid and add this to your TBR list. 📚📚📚

Ddzmini Love the fabric 6mo
Talewaggingreads @Ddzmini isn't it gorgeous? Spotted at a thrift store of all places! 😊 6mo
Ddzmini Wow that‘s great 😃 it‘s so pretty 6mo
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The Mermaid Chair | Sue Monk Kidd
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I feel like such a failure, but I am going to bail. The struggle is real, but 3/4 into the story I realized that I don't care what happens to any of these people. 😂😂😂 So I thought I would end on a positive and post a pic of a heron spotted while walking last week. 🐓🐦🦆 #birdsoflitsy #LitsyAtoZ2019 @lynneamch you know I tried!

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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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"When Charlotte Smith's wealthy parents commit her beloved sister, Phoebe, to the infamous Goldengrove Asylum, Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madness. She risks everything and follows her sister inside..." So excited to learn what mysteries Charlotte uncovers. ???⛓♀️❗ @lynneamch @theladygreer #historicalfiction #LitsyAtoZ2019 #womenshistorymonth

lynneamch Loving it so far! 20° below normal here. Good time to stay cozy and read. Beautiful pic! 6mo
theladygreer Wonderful! Hope you enjoy. 6mo
Talewaggingreads @lynneamch Thank you! It has been cold ( 30's at night!) here as well, but warming up fast. Eager to get started on Woman 99, but making myself finish Mermaid's Chair first. 😂😂😂 It is getting better, so there is that! 6mo
Talewaggingreads Oh, dear! I finished this almost a month ago and forgot to update. 😫 Ended up listening to The Address by Fiona Davis simultaneously and so glad I did! The world needs more Charlotte Smiths and Nellie Blys! @lynneamch @theladygreer 💕💕💕 4mo
theladygreer Agreed!! Thanks for the kind words. And I loved The Address - I love everything Fiona Davis writes, really. 4mo
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Nineteen Minutes | Jodi Picoult
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I LOVE this author, but this book, not so much. Unrelatable characters, sluggish plot, and gratuitous sex scenes were just a grind to navigate. #2019LitsyAtoZ

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Allegedly | Tiffany D Jackson
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Wowzer! Mary sucked me in from the start. Emotionally difficult subject matter, but a riveting read that leaves you second guessing everything you thought you knew about human nature. #LitsyAtoZ

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HAPY NEW YEAR!!!🎉🥂🎉 Starting off the new year in my favorite place, home.💗 Wishing all of you the best of everything life has to offer - great books, good friends, an abundance of laughter 🤣, love💗, coffee☕, tea, cozy throws and fabulous food🍤🍥🍜🌮🧀🥑🍅!

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The lives of these three strong muti-generational women are anything but charmed! Somehow, Gibbons tells their stories in such a way that is almost simultaneously tragic but hilarious. I absolutely loved the character development even if the plot was wonky at times. If you are a fan of southern chick lit, this is a MUST read for 2019. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🥂😍🎉🎆

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So enjoyable! Listened to the audio version.? Gotta tell ya, I am a late comer to the "This is Us" phenomenon. Until, I absolutely fell I love with the broken and bruised but courageous Kate/Chrissy. ? So, while the house is quiet this am, I watched first episode and am hooked. #dogsoflitsy #thisisme #thisisus

DivineDiana What a view! The TV series is fantastic! It will touch your heart! So much love! ❤️ 8mo
Talewaggingreads Thanks so much @DivineDiana ❣I just finished the first season last night.😭 Rarely do I ever love film over written words, but this is special. 8mo
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Joy of Cooking: Joy of Cooking | Irma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, Ethan Becker
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My well-loved Joy of Cooking, Vol. 2. Cookies anyone? 🍪🎄📚🤩#cookiesoflitsy

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On this night before the Winter Solstice, I wanted to share some Christmas cheer. Wishing all a holiday filled with light, love and laughter. 🕯🎄🕯 And of course, reading! 📚#dogsoflitsy

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Middlesex: A Novel | Jeffrey Eugenides
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And so it begins. #audiostuffing. I love the rituals tied to holiday meals. 💞🍗🥧🍷

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So, I decided early on to read this as "historical fiction" ???, and I must say it was quite enjoyable! ?

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The Year of Yes Journal | Shonda Rhimes
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Dance it out, Littens! #badasserly

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Rooney's Lillian is based on the life of poet Margaret Fishback. Lovely, lilting dialogue and rich character development takes the reader along for a memorable and enlightening stroll down the streets of Manhatten. The reader, or listener in my case, is treated to a bygone era of civility and community common to city dwellers circa 1920 through 1985. Loved Lillian and this book! #dogsoflitsy #audiowalking

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Wisdom, wit, determination, and grit are characteristics that have well served Jeanette Walls over the years. This "pre-quell " to The Glass Castle chronicles the life of her rough riding, moonshine peddling, school teaching, crop dusting grandmother Lily Casey Smith, from whom these traits have descended. I LOVED Lily. Her sardonic sense of humor and fatalistic approach to life are qualities to be admired, imo. Inscription is pretty cool, too.

DivineDiana Yes! The inscription! Do you know her? 1y
Talewaggingreads @DivineDiana , I do not know the previous owner or her thoughtful benefactor. It wasn't until I began reading that I noticed the inscription. And of course, it saddens me so that the owner would part with the book. But, after holding a bit of a grudge, I realized I will never know what transpired to have such a sweet gift end up in a used bookstore.😢 1y
DivineDiana So true. That spirit of love has been given to you. 💗 1y
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Shocked to not find reviews
😣 Loved this one, although I have bailed on some of her books. Getting ready to bail on Holding Up the Universe. Thoughts?

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Stellaluna | Janell Cannon
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@MinDea So sorry for you loss. My foster Emory hopes we can bring some cheer.🤗
■ Reading 🤣🤣🤣, cooking 🥑🍄🍍, gardening, talking about reading😩, yoga and meditation 🕉, thinking about books I've read📚
■ Pineapple and asparagus
■No advent calendar for a few years now.😢
■Working in animal rescue...Little Emory is just one of the two hundred we have rescued, vetted (leg amputation in sweet Emory's case, 😔), and placed in loving homes.

MinDea Thank you. Emory is so cute! 2y
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My Not So Perfect Life | Sophie Kinsella
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Loved the laughs and am in need of more. Can any fans recommend a second Kinsella?

marti86 Can you keep a secret? I loved this book .. 14mo
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Nightwoods: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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You can go home again! Frazier's rich details and sensory descriptions take you deep into the underbelly of the woods and human nature where life and death are ordinary, predictable daily events. A strong and persevering female protagonist combined with a well paced plot make this a must read.

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Purity | Jonathan Franzen
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Phew. Reading reviews made this bail much easier. Maybe I just don't get it, or, is there anything to get? Gratuitous sex was too much to schlog through.

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The Last Anniversary | Liane Moriarty
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So surprised to discover that this was not a hands up pick all the way around by fellow Littens. Maybe it's just me, but anything Moriarty has become my favorite summer reading. Especially loved the surprise ending when Aunt...bwahahahaha!!!

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Fly Away | Kristin Hannah
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Life after a death must be difficult topic for an author, so I'm taking that into account for this review. Solid plot, weak characters and gratuitous adjectives make this a mixed bag. Most characters were unrelatable, but I did read to the end, so there is that.

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If, like me, you have introversion tendendencies (a 1 out of 10 on Myers Briggs), this book will reach into the the darkest recesses of your desperate soul and leave you vindicated. On many levels, I have always had difficulty "fitting in." Over the years I have learned to "fake it til I make it," but not without the extreme effort exacting its toll. The deep-rooted desire for solitude that only nature can offer is the very essence of this book.

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Desire Lines: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Thinking about bailing. Need your suggestions. Listening to audio, and narrator's many voices are grating bigly, lol. Maybe I should read instead?

lynneamch Haven't tried this one, but did you know she has one set in Sweetwater, TN called 2y
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Girl in Disguise | Greer Macallister
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What a treat to meet @theladygreer during her recent book tour! Can't wait to meet Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective. #booktour

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The Tea Rose: A Novel | Jennifer Donnelly
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Enjoying a cup of ginger lemon tea in my "mana-tea" cup while reading this lovely book. Such a light-hearted treat for the senses and the perfect foil to the darkness and woe of The Handmaid's Tale which I just finished on audio.

rubyslippersreads ❤❤❤ your cup! 3y
lynneamch @monkeygirlsmama just suggested this one to me . I'm sure I'll be reading them both. 3y
lynneamch I finally started this and loving it 120 pages in. So, thought I'd see what other littens thought. Funny thing is, I happen to be drinking lemon ginger tea! 😆 2y
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The Next Time You See Me: A Novel | Holly Goddard Jones
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My reading venue for the time being. Great, place, great book.

lynneamch So funny. I was just writing how much this looked like my reading view last week. Then I realized who you are. That WAS my view! (Except my wine was red 😉) Hope you're having a great time. 💕 3y
Talewaggingreads Oh, boy, am I ever! Loving a long QUIET weekend just to sit, think, eat yummy leftovers and drink wine, not necessarily in that order! Hope you are well and enjoying early spring in Ten Mile. 3y
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The Next Time You See Me: A Novel | Holly Goddard Jones
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Struck by this character's perspective on truthfulness. Quite appropriate considering the relativity of truth in today's world. "He needed it to be true. He couldn't be the man he thought he was if it wasn't."

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Sticks & Scones | Diane Mott Davidson
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Enjoying some quiet reading time and thinking about making a cup of tea is my motivation for this long overdue musing . Shout out to my good friend and Litsy mentor @lynneamch for years of wonderful recommendations and too many books left on the back porch to count.

lynneamch Can't wait for more #teaandbooks 💖 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings Welcome to Litsy!!! 😊❤🙌📚🎉 3y
MaleficentBookDragon Another #blameitonlitsy addition to my #TBR 2y
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