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The.Great.Catsby

The.Great.Catsby

Joined November 2016

I wasn't able to make reservations at the library... they're completely booked -- ⚡💛🖤
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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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I liked this one. The biggest plot twist was predictable, but the other smaller ones were a big surprise. I couldn't stop reading. I would love to read a novella from just Avery's perspective. She seems... invested... like obsessively invested.

6.19.22

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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1. Washington DC and surrounding suburbs.
2. The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune (wow, such an amazing book)
3. Upgrade by Blake Crouch (my favorite author)

#WondrousWednesday @eggs

Eggs I liked Golden Couple! 2w
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The Last Mrs. Parrish | Liv Constantine
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Mehso-so

Where do I even start? This had been on my TBR since it was released in 2017. I considered a DNF many times during the first 50% of this book because nothing was actually happening. When it changed to Daphne's perspective I ate it up.

Many times, I had to set the book down because of how disgusting it was. There are some characters that my heart cannot stand because I hate them so much. Adding Jackson Parrish to the list.
3 stars, maybe.

6.13.22

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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👻👻👻👻
This was the first book I have ever read that genuinely made me scared practically the whole way through. I wanted to stop, but I couldn't! The big twist was so good.

5.29.22

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Winter in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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🪂🪂🪂🪂
She's done it again!! Excited to read the rest of the series.
Some of the specific words she uses to describe people, I don't really like. But overall, a good read.

5.28.22

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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1. Definitely 4 stars so far. I have about 50 pages left and it's scary! Do I still read before bed and have nightmares? Answer: I haven't learned my lesson and the nightmares have been insane.
2. The House in the Cerulean Sea 😍😍😍
3. My sister. She is my person.

#WondrousWednesday @eggs
@Kaylamburson @Branwen

Kaylamburson I totally relate to reading scary books at night and then getting nightmares. Last night when listening to The Golden Couple on audio in the dark I kept thinking all the shadows were killers 😂 1mo
The.Great.Catsby @Kaylamburson ohhh good to know. I'm on hold at the library for that one. So ya know, will definitely be reading it at night. Because why not?!? 😨🤣 1mo
Eggs I can‘t do scary after dark 😱 1mo
Kaylamburson Haha obviously 😂😂😳 @The.Great.Catsby 1mo
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Honestly, I like the show better. Mel is unbearably rude and annoying. The writing from the male POV is so cringey at times. Just not for me.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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📚📚📚📚
This is by far, the most disturbing book I have ever read. Even Katie 🐈 is shocked.
HOWEVER, this book started out with a bang and never slowed down.
Really really good. But also, wtf did I just read??

5.12.22

mackelie It‘s on my TBR! Looking forward to reading it soon (edited) 2mo
The.Great.Catsby @mackelie I hope you enjoy it!! 1mo
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⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️
Yes, it's true, I'm a huge Abby Wambach fan, so I know I'm bias. HOWEVER, this book was truly wonderful with great lessons that I need to bring into my life.

Also, my IRL friend @asteroig just joined Litsy!! She's a triple threat: smart, funny, and loves to read!! 5/5 would recommend her friendship. #WelcomeToLitsy #LitsyWelcomeWagon

5.7.22

LiteraryinLawrence Welcome to the party, @asteroig ! And by party I mean we all sit independently in comfy chairs and read. ☺️ 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy @asteroig !! 2w
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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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Mehso-so

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I wasn't really a fan of any of the characters. After each twist, I felt pretty indifferent. It wasn't a bad book, just not all that captivating. Especially as a thriller. I LOVED the Guest List, but this one just didn't do it for me.

5.3.22

Beachbum Ooh, I just checked this 1 out at the library too 😏 2mo
The.Great.Catsby @Beachgirl You should definitely still read it. I can absolutely see the appeal. 2mo
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The Suite Spot | Trish Doller
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🍺🍺🍺🍺
Finished this gem today and I absolutely loved it!! I love a good story of people who learn and grow together. This book is about 2 people who are brave and I feel like I can be brave too!

4.29.22

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🧳🧳🧳🧳 I liked this one more than I liked Beach Read. Alex feels so familiar. And... Poppy, I feel her in my soul. I wish that last chapter gave us more. I wasn't ready to say goodbye. 😭

4.15.22

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My first 5⭐ read of the year.
Wow, I laughed (a lot), I cried (a few times), and my heart just loved every bit of this novel. The love that seeped through every page... I ate it up. Love love love these characters and the setting. So amazing. Highly recommend.

4.15.22

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My whole actual heart. I loved this memoir so much ❤❤❤❤❤

3.30.22

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Thank you for the tag @TiminCalifornia (even though it was 2 weeks ago 😰!)

1. Recursion by Blake Crouch
2. Not necessarily. The title rarely matters to me. It's the content! However, there are some books I have read that have similar titles, and I get very confused when trying to remember them.

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Good choice! Thanks for playing and happy Tuesday! 3mo
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Tuck Everlasting | Natalie Babbit
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Thank you @KateReadsYA for helping me to decide what to read next off of my physical TBR!

This was a ⭐⭐⭐ read for me. This book was... strange.
She was kidnapped, but she loved them anyways. Or the part at the end where this 80+ year old family didn't think twice and thought it was a GOOD IDEA to let a little girl help them. Just strange.

3.22.22

Edit: The movie helped make the book interesting. I think it filled in a lot of the gaps.

wanderinglynn I think you cat agrees. ❤️🐱😆 3mo
KateReadsYA You're welcome. I like the Disney Movie based off this book. Very enchanting 🙂 3mo
The.Great.Catsby @wanderinglynn haha she definitely looks like she smelled something funny! 3mo
The.Great.Catsby @KateReadsYA yes!! I saw it as a kid, but I promise you, I had no idea what it was about. I think I saw it on Disney+ so I'll be watching it 😁 3mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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This book is not my regular genre, so I'm hesitant to give it a specific number of stars. I switched between reading and listening, and I will say that I enjoyed listening more. My heart absolutely aches, I definitely had a good cry about it.
It certainly wasn't a light read.
Overall, I liked it. But not one I would buy for myself.

3.14.22

ozma.of.oz What a cute cat! 3mo
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💍💍💍💍
This one surprised me! I knew that island was suspicious, but I never imagined this!
I will say that this resort sounds really nice. But it's a no from me.
2.26.22

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I've had some of the books for years. And I need to read them! 2022 is the year I do it. This is my physical TBR. Which one should I read first?

sprainedbrain Rebecca! ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
KateReadsYA Tuck Everlasting 💗 4mo
Bookwormjillk Misery 🐷 4mo
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The plot was interesting but the writing was just too fluffy. The ending left me feeling underwhelmed and I was not a fan of the back and forth. Luc was unbearable to me. I believed the relationship between Henry and Addie, but there was just something missing. There was a lot left unexplored.
I didn't hate it, but I didn't like it.

2.13.22

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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🎄🎄🎄🎄
This was wonderful. I love Christina Lauren!!
I wish I had a Benny in my life.
2.12.22

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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love love loved this book. So funny and sweet. And as someone who works at a university, I felt so much of this in my soul. The drama, the politics, the unwritten rules. It was wild. I would love to be friends with Olive.

1.29.22

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This book is so important. I highly recommend it.
1.3.2022

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My final book of 2021! The concept of this book was pretty cool. I like the idea of time being so different in Narnia. Edmund was a lot better in this book, thankfully. He was actually kind and sided with Lucy a lot!
I've opted for release order over chronological order, but I'm not sure if I will continue the series. ⭐⭐⭐

annahenke Release order is definitely the way to go. 6mo
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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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This is a 80 ⭐ read for me. I originally was listening to the audiobook from the library. About half way through, I realized that I LOVE this book, so I bought it. This was exactly what I needed. Since reading this a couple months ago, I may have become a Glennon/Abby/Amanda fan girl. It's fine. Everything is fine. This is my favorite read this year.

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I've got some reading to do!!! #GoodReadsChoiceAwards2021
My SIL also just gave me a bunch of Elin Hilderbrand books, so I know I'm about to be a reading machine!!

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Twilight | Stephanie Meyer
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Honestly, it breaks my heart that this is series is judged so harshly because of the movies. I don't think the people who made the movie actually read this book. And why Hermione and Bella were even compared to each other, blows my mind. That hate is why I avoided reading Harry Potter for so long.
Still a great book. Not the best one by far, but still fun. ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Chrissyreadit I agree. Just fun. 6mo
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My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Enjoyed this one! Having a group of friends like this really would be great. This book was pretty funny and relatable. They make it seem like working at a university is fun, but imho, it's not. ⭐⭐⭐

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Wow!!! 5 years?!?!?! Shout out to my cousin for telling me to sign up! It has been so much fun and has really encouraged me to read more! @BooksTeasAndBookishThings

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Awww I am so glad you love it as much as I do ❤️ even if all I do is get on here to add books to my never ending TBR 😂 (edited) 7mo
Chrissyreadit Happy Litsyversary! 7mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @BooksTeasAndBookishThings hahaha we all have our reasons ❤ 7mo
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I'm sure this is a VERY unpopular opinion, but this wasn't my favorite. It took me a long time to get through it because I was not all that interested. However, as soon as they got to Hogwarts, I also arrived and flew through the rest of the book.
Wow. What a way to finish the series.
I think I will reread next summer, but actually read and not listen.

SeaToSkyes It's been 14 years and I still haven't read this 😳 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @SeaToSkyes I actually considered bailing a couple times, but ultimately decided to push through. So I can't blame you! 7mo
SeaToSkyes @The.Great.Catsby I just didn't want it to be over lol 😂 even though I know what happens now 7mo
AvidReader25 Book 6 is my favorite! This one is definitely harder to get into. 6mo
The.Great.Catsby @AvidReader25 for sure, I really missed Hogwarts. And yes!! I think I'm torn between 5 & 6 being my favorite. 6mo
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Okay, but Edmund is the worst, right? There is zero reason to act the way he did.
Enjoyable read! However, I wish there was just a little more ⭐⭐⭐

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm I actually really love Edmund. 😅 7mo
The.Great.Catsby @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm hopefully I will grow to like him! 7mo
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1. The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. Haven't gotten to the "can't put it down" phase yet. And Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
2. I alternated between reading and listening: And Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell
3. No holds at the moment. FINALLY. Ya girl was stressed for awhile.
@rachelsbrittain
#weekendreads

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Creepy. Somewhat predictable. But man, the whole story was just messed up. Also a few good lessons. ⭐⭐⭐

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A slow burn but worth the read. The twist absolutely surprised me. Probably 3.5 ⭐

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Rebeca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Jill! Omg! Thank you. Rebecca has been on my TBR for quite awhile and I was having no luck at the library 😰 and I can't wait to read one of your Stephen King faves, he just has so many books, I never know where to start. The bookmarks, the candy, the notepad, and sticky notes. It's all perfect. Thank you!!! @Bookwormjillk Happy Halloween!!! #HHS #HauntedHollowSwap

P.S. Katie refused to leave, she thought the treats were for her!
@wanderinglynn

Bookwormjillk I‘m so glad you like it. I‘m just finishing a re-read of Rebecca and it‘s so good. 8mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 8mo
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While reading this book, I was just waiting and waiting for something to happen. There was never really anything that made me feel any certain way. And then... the end happened. That ending is why I am giving this book ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wow. Just beautiful and heartbreaking. Thank you again, @monalyisha for allowing me to win this incredible book.

monalyisha Oh, you‘re welcome! I‘m so glad you ended up enjoying it. 💞 8mo
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The #HHS package has been sent! But I forgot this super cute card... and the gift receipt. Post Offices are scary... I guess that tracks for this spooky time of year.
@wanderinglynn
#HauntedHallowSwap

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 8mo
wanderinglynn Have you received your #HauntedHollowSwap package? 8mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! Thanks! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 8mo
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I'm sobbing. It's like I was there at the end.
The range of emotions I felt while listening to this book is wild. Wow. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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🍇This answer is ever evolving and will probably change next week. Right now, cherries. Though they are going out of season this month 😭
🤩to be honest, I have no idea.
💞YouTube- it has been getting me through my work days. Oh and Harry Potter ASMR/Pomodoro technique.
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs ❤️🍒🤗 9mo
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#HauntedHollowSwap #HHS #ThisOrThat
Cats, chocolate, and a good book are all I need in this life 🖤🧡
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I‘m with you on that! 🐱🍫📚🙌🏻🎃🖤 9mo
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This is my unspooky #spookyaesthetic
I really want to decorate my home this year... my husband prefers a minimal look and I prefer glitter, so we compromised and got glitter pumpkins and candles. 🤣 The pandemic has taught me that life is too short to live a decoration free life.
#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap #ImNotObsessedWithHarryPotterYOUare
@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn I love it! 🧡👻🖤🎃 9mo
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1. I don't- it's too messy for me.
2. Yes! I wear a size 8
3. Coral and purple
4. Boots. I cannot wait to wear boots again!
5. I love anything with a pun. Stickers, bookmarks, tote bags, coffee mugs. I'm here for it!
6. I like costumes that are clever. Again, a pun is always great. A well put together disney princess costume is my idea of a strong costume.
7. Hats are a nay

#HHS #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 10mo
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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I LOVED this book.
I won't lie. There were some parts that were super cringey for me and I wanted so badly to fast forward. But like everything in life, that passed. Greenlight.
I want to meet Matthew, but there's a huge chance I wouldn't like him.
This book took me through quite a range of emotions. He really is funny, and I'm glad he narrated the book. I never really thought of him as a serious actor. But clearly, I'm here for the romcoms.

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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Really enjoying this book so far 💚

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Ya girl just signed up! I had a lot of fun last year. So excited!
#HHS21 #HauntedHollowSwap @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 👻 And thanks for sharing! 🎃🧡 10mo
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The Wives | Tarryn Fisher
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Excuse me, WHAT???????
⭐⭐⭐⭐

OriginalCyn620 Yep, that‘s exactly how I felt when I read it! 10mo
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1. Magazines. Newspapers, not so much anymore.
2. Yes! One of my friends and I like to trade books over lunch. And it is so much fun! My sisters fiance also loves to read and also reads to my sister. It's adorable.
3. If I would read it again. And if I loved it all the way through.
4. Noom. Finally putting my health first!

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Great responses-thanks for playing 📖❤️👏🏻 11mo
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I've heard a lot of people say this this was their least favorite of the series. But I thought it was so good! It made me love Sirius so much more 😭 and Mrs. Weasley is just so funny to me. That makes 2 Prof of the Dark Arts teachers who end the book confused. Umbridge was the worst, ugh. After Goblet of Fire, I don't remember any of the movies, so it was like I was learning about the story for the first time. God, I want to go to Hogwarts.

BookDadGirlDad I think Order was the darkest of the series. All the teenage angst!!! 11mo
The.Great.Catsby @BookDadGirlDad hahaha that is absolutely true. Some of the things he said alarmed me. HARRY! NOOOOO!! 11mo
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Wait whaaaaaaaat?! A great book with a few different twists. Also, not where I thought the book was going. I read the last couple chapters during a thunderstorm so that was fun.
#catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 10mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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I'm a Harry Potter fan now. I never thought this day would come. I was against anything Harry Potter for the sheer fact that Harry Potter fans bashed Twilight and the fans so much. And I LOVED Twilight. But Lbh, HP and Twilight are nothing alike so 🤷🏻‍♀️
I'm glad that I waited so that I could truly enjoy the series without all the bitterness from 2006.
Happee Birthdae Harry!! I now understand why everyone loves you.