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TheFunkyBookworm

TheFunkyBookworm

Joined March 2018

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The Lies We Told by Camilla Way
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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My kinda Sunday night! Just started this one and can already tell it‘s gonna be a good one!!!

Jemgirl2014 Yes, it is! Enjoy! 😃 1mo
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A cloudy beach day is better than no beach day at all! ⛅️ 🌊 📖

ravenlee Glad to see you back on Litsy! 1mo
TheFunkyBookworm @ravenlee thank you! Glad to be back! ☺️ 1mo
JamieArc I really liked her other book, The Wife. This one‘s on my list. 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Hmm what an interesting phrase... 🤔
Thoroughly enjoying this read 🔥📚

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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Thanks to a super busy (but overall enjoyable) school year, my reading and Litsy-ing has really suffered.... 😬 But summer has begun and I‘m ready to read all the books and reconnect with all the wonderful Littens 🥰
Lately I‘ve been having a hankering for some nonfiction in my life, so I‘m kicking off my summer binge with the tagged book 🔥📚

JoScho Yay for summer break!!!! You look adorable 🖤 1mo
TheFunkyBookworm @JoScho Thank you 🥰 Are you officially on summer break as well? 1mo
JoScho Ugh no! We have a half day with kids tomorrow and then Wednesday is a workday. 1mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @JoScho Hang in there girl- you can do it!!! Today was our workday but I finished up my room on Friday and didn‘t have to go in today- phew! 1mo
TheLudicReader I am not done until June 25...but classes finish on Friday and I am SO looking forward to the break. 1mo
JoScho Thanks! I am moving so cleaning and packing is way worse than normal. Plus I have at least ten boxes of books. I am getting there slowly but surely! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Well, that‘s depressing.

Samplergal Yeah. No kidding. I have 1800 TBR books, and I‘m 63. 😳 3mo
mcipher How about just read books and enjoy them? There is no “best”!! 😉 3mo
jpmcwisemorgan @Samplergal Each year I become more selective. I want to spend my reading time on books that I want to read, which leads me to the point made by @mcipher - I think the idea of best books is subjective and if you‘re enjoying them, aren‘t they best? 3mo
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TheBookbabeblog84 Well shit...that just took the wind out my sails. 3mo
Meeko93 Wow 3mo
SaturnDoo 🤔I'm with @mcipher and @jpmcwisemorgan how do you know they are the best until you read them 😆 3mo
monalyisha lol see? This is why I prefer Emerson. 😂 3mo
Weaponxgirl @jpmcwisemorgan I‘m with you, I‘m generally more selective and will do a little research to try to avoid any duds for me books. But my idea of best books will be vastly different to someone else‘s, plus I‘m a total mood reader. 3mo
hermyknee Heyyy! Just checking in on you - haven‘t heard from you in a while! 2mo
TheFunkyBookworm @hermyknee hey girl! Thanks for the check in- I lurk on here once in a blue moon but the second half of this school year has me busy and beat!! Thank god there is only 3 more days left!!! How are you doing? Almost done with school?? 2mo
hermyknee @TheFunkyBookworm I‘m okay. Kids have exams tomorrow and Thursday and then we have a teacher work day on Friday. I‘m so ready for this year to be over. It has 100% been the most difficult year of my career!!! 2mo
TheFunkyBookworm @hermyknee girl, the toughest years make you the best teacher! Hope your summer is off to a wonderful bookish start!!! 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Yaaaasssssss- the time has finally come!!! I have really been looking forward to this one ever since hearing the author speak a few weeks ago- hope it meets all my insanely high expectations! Lol

TheRomantiCate I‘m reading it too and I‘m obsessed!!! 4mo
Lovesbooks87 It was amazing! Enjoy! 4mo
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Pickpick

This novel broke my heart and took my breath away.
Bravo 👏🏽
🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo!! 4mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Cinfhen thanks- as I was eating breakfast I noticed how nicely the cover paired with my placemat 😂 4mo
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Spending a cozy morning on the couch while Mr. Grumpybutt keeps watch 🐶 📖
Loving this book so much I don‘t want it to end!!!

Mdargusch So funny! 4mo
398.2 Hahaha great picture 4mo
Stacypatrice “Grumpybutt.” 😂 I‘ll admit it... I first thought, “Wait. I didn‘t see a man.” 4mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Stacypatrice bahaha my human grumpybutt was still in bed sleeping 😂😂😂 4mo
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Milkman | Anna Burns
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Ohhhhh maaaahhhhhh gaaaawwwdddd- I JUST CAN‘T SLOG THROUGH THIS A MOMENT LONGER! Bookclub be damned!
There, I feel better already 😂

Bookladylinda So maybe I won‘t add this book to my TBR.......🤔 4mo
RadicalReader Absolutely beautiful book cover 4mo
Graywacke Hmm. Just started on audio. Hoping I like it better 😳 4mo
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scowler1 Yep, tough read. 4mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Graywacke Oof. Good luck! 4mo
TheFunkyBookworm @RadicalReader agreed- this book is better off left closed lol 4mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Bookladylinda from the reviews I‘ve read people either love it or hate it lol 4mo
RadicalReader @TheFunkyBookworm very true yet must get some strange looks at library‘s “ but the covers are all just too beautiful to be opened!” 4mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Haven‘t been on here recently bc... life 🤷‍♀️ lol BUT I have to share my excitement over listening to Taylor Jenkins Reid speak about her new book tonight! Can‘t wait to dive into this one!!! 💜📚🎉

tammy_sue How fun! 4mo
Clare-Dragonfly Were you in the same place as @BookishMarginalia and @WanderingBookaneer ?? They met Taylor Jenkins Reid last night, too! 4mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Clare-Dragonfly yes! Isn‘t that wild?! 4mo
WanderingBookaneer @Clare-Dragonfly : Unfortunately, we did not realize it at the time. 4mo
thewallflower0707 Awesome!!! I would have loved to listen to her! 4mo
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I‘m doin it! This will be my third BOTM in a row! 🎉
I haven‘t been let down yet and this one has rave reviews! Already looking for next month‘s BOTM spoilers 😂

irre I‘m thinking about starting this one next too. Haven‘t seen any spoilers yet. 5mo
Sydsavvy I can't put it down! 5mo
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Came home to the beautiful flowers in the background, a delicious home cooked meal (too hungry to pause for a pic 😂) and the most adorbs card that describes us perfectly. So glad my hubbs agreed to #bemyvalentine for life!

Happy Valentine‘s Day, ya‘ll!!! Hope you are all surrounded by love and books 📚💜
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

BridgetteM That card! I love it ❤️🐶🐶 5mo
Christine Aww! All so sweet. ❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww so lovely!!! #husbandsoflitsy 💙💙💙 5mo
vkois88 Awwww so sweet! Enjoy ❤ 5mo
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I mean...it works for the prompt🤷‍♀️
This actually doesn‘t sound half bad 😆
#candylover #literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
vkois88 Ummm I'd actually probably read this too lol 5mo
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Don and Rosie make unlikely #sweetheart (s) in this quirky and moving story. Great for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine 💜
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

CarolynM The third book has just come out. I'm looking forward to getting into it. 5mo
Buechersuechtling I loved „Eleanor Oliphant …“ but I am quite ambiguous about the “Rosie”-books. They are “funny” at his costs. 😩 As far as I remember he changes his life life for her – but you usually cannot put a disability on and off like a coat. Or just change essentials of a disability because you decide you no longer want them. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 5mo
vkois88 I'll have to look into this one. I just finished Eleanor and OMG... I'm in love 5mo
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The Lies We Told | Camilla Way
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Making my way through my towering #botm pile! Hoping this thriller doesn‘t disappoint ✌️

TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thanks! Gotta love Prisma lol 5mo
Jeannineth It didn‘t. 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Jeannineth so far so good- don‘t want to put it down but I need to get to bed! 5mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Stayed up late finishing this up last night! I really enjoyed this #botm psychological thriller that had some ties to Greek mythology (see background pic). Knocked off one star bc I prefer my thrillers to be a little more twisty turny, instead of saving it all up for a big reveal at the end. I will say this one was pretty unpredictable!

TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks i think this one was also on ur list! Def recommend! 5mo
RadicalReader @TheFunkyBookworm what has been your favorite thriller of all time that you‘ve read? 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @RadicalReader oh man.... I might have to be really basic and go with Gone Girl. I remember being absolutely mind blown and gasping aloud while reading that one! Of course I‘ve fallen into the trap of reading every thriller with the tag line “for fans of Gone Girl” 🤦‍♀️ Do you have a favorite? 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheFunkyBookworm awesome!! Thank you!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 5mo
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It‘s safe to say that Elizabeth Holmes and her colleagues made a whole bunch of #promise (s) they were unable to keep!
This book was one of my favs in 2018 and one hell of a wild ride! Be prepared to dive headfirst into the google rabbit hole...
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

cathysaid You had me at “google rabbit hole.” 🐇 🐰 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @cathysaid haha enjoy!!! I spent hours down there reading this one 😂 5mo
Booksnchill There is a new podcast “The Dropout” from ABC News radio following this story- fascinating to hear from the folks you read about in Carryrou‘s book- and her crazy put-on voice! (edited) 5mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @Booksnchill omg subscribing now!! Thanks for the info! 5mo
JenReadsAlot I'm listening to this right now! Bonkers... 5mo
ReadingSusan I read the book in two days and just finished the podcast. My jaw dropped when I actually heard her voice. 5mo
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Love is.... putting down your book for a Sunday date night with your cutie hubby 💜
#LiteraryLove #SentimentalSunday
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww and that looks yummy 😋 (edited) 5mo
nelehelen date nights are the best!! Enjoy!! 5mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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I think I have a problem.... I just can‘t help myself!!! 🤦‍♀️ 📚 #botm

rjsthumbelina I picked A Woman is No Man this month, too! And The Night Tiger last month! ❤️ 5mo
gradcat That...is...the...best...title...ever!! 5mo
GloVerdino I think I have the same problem! 5mo
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Wow- this one sounds GREAT! Another gem found while perusing goodreads for this challenge (where I copied the book description). This one is def going on my TBR!
#literarylove #lovenotes
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I thought I had already stacked this one!! 5mo
vkois88 I'm kicking myself bc I had it in my hands one day, put it back, went to get it... and it was gone. 5mo
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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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I have a love/hate relationship with Liane Moriaty‘s books- some are great and others are a big flop for me (ahem, her last two) 😒
This one was one of the great ones! 😁
#literarylove #forgetmenot
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I feel the same exact way!!! I did like this one!! (edited) 5mo
hes7 Good to hear! I‘ll be reading this for a book club next month. 5mo
vkois88 This one is on my list! 5mo
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I love these photo challenges bc they always cause me to stumble upon fantastic sounding books that I‘ve never heard of! This one is a WWII story about a German dissenter who finds the body of an unconscious Nazi airman in the woods and takes him back to her cabin to care for him. Possibly based on a true story? Add it to the list!
#Roses #literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Oooh, that does sound good! 5mo
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Omg I love this book with every ounce of my soul💜 This is the story of a grumpy old curmudgeon who lives a lonely life after his #soulmate passes away. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats! 😻
If you haven‘t read this yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

MicrobeMom Great book! I have so many feels just seeing the cover! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!! 💗 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks When I try to read the conversations on your page they disappear 🤷🏼‍♀️ 5mo
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CoffeeNBooks I love Ove!! 💙 5mo
Texreader Such a marvelous wonderful book. I agree with everything you said!!! 5mo
darklydreaming On my list!! 5mo
vkois88 ❤❤❤ 5mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I #CrossMyHeart that I‘m not going to order any more BOTM books until I‘m done with my current stack... starting next month 😏🤥
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

laurenslibrary I'm telling myself the same lie right now! 😋 5mo
nu-bibliophile I say the same thing and my daughter never believes me 🤪 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Haha!! Let me know how that goes!! 🤣🤣 5mo
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hermyknee I miss your YAWednesday posts! 5mo
vkois88 I have heard so many good things about this one already, I can't wait to get my hands on a copy... enjoy! 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @hermyknee lol it‘s so hard to come up with new themes each week! 😂 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @vkois88 so far so good! 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ... not good 😂😂😂 5mo
vkois88 That's good to hear! 5mo
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Oh man I‘m really having a hard time with reviewing this one- after I finished, I did a google deep dive and came up with some concerning info:
-On the one hand I‘m willing to accept that this story is the rememberings of an 87 year old man and I‘m okay with this being his truth and POV- not necessarily overly fact checked
-On the other hand, the author couldn‘t even get Lali‘s name right?! Gita‘s tattooed number was incorrect?!
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TheFunkyBookworm Incorrect details like that make me feel like the author exploited Lali and his family for their story bc she knew it would be a hit and didn‘t really *care* about the people involved. Also, the writing was pretty basic. Still giving this a pick bc the story itself is incredible... (edited) 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm Another similar book based on a true story but better is 5mo
julesG GAH! I read that they had done extensive research, had professional researchers fact check in Europe to make sure this was a true story. Argh! 5mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @julesG read the article linked... there are many saying the same/similar! (edited) 5mo
BookNAround I thought it was pretty obvious that it was written as a screenplay first because there was a weird lack of emotional depth (which actors can add in with their performances). 5mo
julesG Thanks! I had not seen this yet. Now I'm really glad I haven't read this yet. I hate inaccuracies that a little research could have avoided. 5mo
laurenslibrary Boo.. that's disappointing 😕 5mo
BibliOphelia Man, I hate lazy research and writing and the lack of oversight in a cynical publishing environment that is pushing for sales over substance. On the heels of yesterday‘s Dan Malloy brouhaha, I am feeling more disillusioned than ever. 5mo
Clare-Dragonfly @BibliOphelia I was thinking of Dan Mallory too—both books seem to have been written as cynical grabs at money, fame, and movie deals… 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @BookNAround agreed! Sometimes I don‘t mind a little emotional distance bc some topics are so difficult to read about anyway but this really had very little emotion attached to it- very strange 5mo
BibliOphelia @Clare-Dragonfly 👍👍 5mo
GingerAntics That‘s frustrating. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheFunkyBookworm this was not one of my favorites and I felt the writing was really basic also. I can‘t believe she got all of the important facts wrong!! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wish I had read the article you posted before I bought it!! I knew something didn‘t feel right about it compared to other similar books. I have Beneath a Scarlet Sky so I look forward to it!! 5mo
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The Matchmaker | Elin Hilderbrand
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I‘ll tell you what- this woman really knows how to write a darn good beach read! 🏖

#playingcupid #literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks She does!! I love her books!! 🏖📚 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo too!! 💘💘 (edited) 5mo
vkois88 I need to get to the ones @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks sent me!!! I'm gonna move them to my short list of TBRs 😊 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Glanced up from my book just in time... phew 😂😍

JenReadsAlot 😍 5mo
SassyBookworm 😍 5mo
Traci1 Haha. I was reading, and my husband nudged me and says "you're missing it. He just took his shirt off." 5mo
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Aims42 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
Kaye Who is that ? 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @kaye Adam Levine from Maroon 5 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Traci1 you have a thoughtful hubby! 😂 5mo
Kaye Sorry, my music knowledge is greatly lacking. I know Pink and Lady Gaga. 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @kaye also great artists- however I‘m less interested in seeing them shirtless 😂😂😂 5mo
Soubhiville Lol, 🤣😂🤣. 5mo
Kaye Not to be a wet blanket but I‘d rather they‘d all keep their shirts on. They can sing just as well with clothes on. 5mo
Coleen I loved looking at Adam 😍, but have to admit that performance was a bit lackluster. 5mo
Reecaspieces Ooooo lala! Minus the tats...he is a beautiful piece of a yoga body. 5mo
Sungirl79 It was a nice view!!😍 5mo
GingerAntics @Coleen I could have done without the intermittent rapping. Especially when half of that one guy was just bleeped our. It seemed like such a hot mess. Would have preferred Maroon 5 the whole time. They never really got to get into their stride. 5mo
Jen_Reads It felt more like what one of their concerts feel like more than a halftime show. I could have done without Travis Scott (cause I know none of his music) and added another song for Big Boi. 5mo
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Game time 😂🏈📖
#LitsyPartyofOne

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Tigers in Red Weather | Liza Klaussmann
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have had this one forever and I LOVE the cover!!!! 💗❤️💗❤️ 5mo
vkois88 I love the intensity of the look on her face 5mo
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Two chapters in and I can already tell I‘m going to have to read this one quick- like ripping off a bandaid. WWII books are always difficult reads for me, but it so important that they be read. The bravery and selflessness of people living in the worst imaginable conditions is simply astounding.

KristenDuck I‘ve been wanting to read this one as well! I agree that WW2 books are hard ones. 5mo
Booknerd2 Love your hydrangeas. 💜💜💜 Did you buy them or are they blooming where you live? 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Booknerd2 thank you! I wish I could grow them here- but I do have some beautiful hibiscus 🌺 These hydrangeas were purchased at the grocery store- they always have a great selection that I can‘t pass up lol 5mo
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Booknerd2 @TheFunkyBookworm They are beautiful. I grow them in the summer and have hibiscus as well. 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Booknerd2 you‘re not from florida by any chance are you? 🤞🏽lol 5mo
Crazeedi Your hydrangeas❤️❤️❤️❤️! I can't wait for summer to see mine! 5mo
Booknerd2 @TheFunkyBookworm No. Iowa. I have hardy hibiscus bushes. 😬 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Booknerd2 lol well enjoy them... i tried with hydrangea once down here and it didn‘t work out well! I guess I‘ll just have to keep paying the grocery store for them lol 5mo
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Perfect Days: A Novel | Raphael Montes
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When Teo Avelar decides he has had enough of being an #admirer from afar, he decides to kidnap Clarice and take her on an adventure through Brazil to convince her they are meant to be- clearly. ❤️
I really enjoyed this odd, twisted little book! Perfect for fans of You by Caroline Kepnes 😏
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!!! 😱💗 5mo
vkois88 Oh my goodness. That's intense lol.. the entire time I was reading your description, I thought immediately of You, then you compared them as well 😂 5mo
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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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I‘m terrible at TBRs and also at reading during the school year lol These 3 are definites for this month tho, bc I‘m almost finished with the tagged book and the other two are for my Bookclubs. Never mind I have a stack of expiring library books and just ordered 3 books from BOTM. 🤦‍♀️
I have a problem. 📚
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Tattooist is on my list! Maybe not this month, but I definitely intend to read it 5mo
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Omgggggg someone wrote a book about my life! 😂

JennyM 😆 5mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks that‘s one of my anticipated ones... reading it soon for bookclub in feb so I‘ll post when I finish! 5mo
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Okay, I can‘t resist one more for my favorite prompt! I love this little book and the illustrations are so whimsical and fun!
🧜‍♀️ 🧜‍♂️
#mermaids #anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is beautiful 💗💛❤️😘 6mo
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I am a sucker for any kind of circus/carnival/side show type story but throw in #mermaids and I‘m in heaven! Shocked to see this book got crappy reviews on Litsy- I really enjoyed this one and gave it 4 ⭐️. However, seeing as how I live in a mermaid house, I may be a little biased lol 🤷‍♀️
🧜‍♀️
#anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ok I have to ask!! A mermaid house?! 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️ 6mo
Nevermore88 I‘m with her ^ 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Nevermore88 haha my friends and fam call my house the mermaid house bc I am OBSESSED with mermaids! My husband is less enthusiastic.... the only room totally devoid of mermaid related items is the man cave 😂 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheFunkyBookworm ok gotcha!!! I didn‘t know you loved them so much!! 💗🧜‍♀️❤️ 6mo
cobwebmoth I loved this book. I have a circus/carnival obsession.🎪🖤 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @cobwebmoth me too! Any others along the same vein you can suggest?! 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yup- I even have the long red mermaid hair to prove it 😂... natural of course 💁‍♀️😆 6mo
valeriegeary 🤔 yeah....I really liked this book. It was dark and mermaidy. What could be better than that? 😄🐬 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheFunkyBookworm and you are beautiful ❤️ 6mo
cobwebmoth I've had trouble finding these kind of books. Of course, I loved The Night Circus, and I liked Water for Elephants. 6mo
JamieArc This was my first Alice Hoffman book and I loved it. The rest of her books just didn‘t do it for me, but I think about this one all the time. Such a great atmosphere in the book too. 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you are too sweet! 💜 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @cobwebmoth those were great! 5mo
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Tampa | Alissa Nutting
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Sooo #MyTown is the beautiful Tampa, Fl... I chose this book for obvious reasons however Im not necessarily recommending it to anyone lol
Difficult subject matter and a really disturbing read. The book is based on Debra Lafave- who the author went to high school with. Interestingly enough, I also taught at that same middle school about 10 years after the “incident” occurred... not the best publicity for the school lol
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Samplergal It‘s such a good book though. 6mo
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Lies She Told | Cate Holahan
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Yet another pick from the never ending, forever growing TBR pile lol

#liar #anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list!!! 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks so many books so little time!!! 6mo
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Follow the Drinking Gourd | Jeanette Winter
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I remember learning about the underground #railroad and being fascinated by the stories of how the slaves hid messages in songs and quilts and used the constellations as a map to find their way to freedom.
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great choice!!! 6mo
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Is it weird that this book cover inspired me to slip my own wedding photo into this post?😂 Haven‘t read this one yet, but doesn‘t she sound like a lovely #wife ?!👰🏻

Ps- everyone can rest assured that we are happily married and plan to stay that way 😂

#anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣 I love it and you are beautiful ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Dragon 👰🏼🤵💜💐 6mo
nelehelen Hahah love the wedding photo! You guys look beautiful!! 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nelehelen thank you loves! 💜💜💜 6mo
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The Closest I've Come | Fred Aceves
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Really excited that this author will be coming to visit our school and do a book talk/signing for 50 of our students in March! Looking forward to reading this one and sharing it with my kiddos 😁

RaimeyGallant Cool! 6mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Just found out this cool venue downtown is hosting these two wonderful authors for book talks and signings! So glad my beautiful city (Tampa) is starting to host some literary events!

Def going to the Taylor Jenkins Reid (author of the Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo) event... want to attend Lisa See‘s as well but- St Pattys Day ☘️ so we shall see about that one lol

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This was def one of my #stranger reads from 2018 but I thoroughly enjoyed every page! If you‘re a fan of “You” by Caroline Kepnes, you should check this one out!

#anewchapter
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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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The hubbs is working late so I‘ve got a delicious healthy meal, dinner jazz radio playing on pandora and this great book as my date....sigh, I‘m a happy girl!

Kayla.Adriena Looks yumo! 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Kayla.Adriena omg it sure was!!! 6mo
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Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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First sentence: “My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.”

Decided to pick my new read for today‘s #wildcard prompt and I‘m pretty excited about that killer first line!.....

Okay, I can‘t not acknowledge that pun 😂😏
#anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one sounds good!! 6mo
TabbyGibby I want to read this book just from that first sentence! 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly OK, now I really want to read this! 6mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TabbyGibby @Clare-Dragonfly I think this is going to be a fun one!! So far so good! 🤞🏽 6mo
CouronneDhiver Great book 🙌🏽🙌🏽 6mo
vkois88 Lol after that first line, I went to add it to my TBR but it was already there! 6mo
GripLitGrl Great book❣ 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @vkois88 too funny! You should check out her other one as well 6mo
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So I picked this book for bookclub one month because I was really interested in the sections about H.H. Holmes.... turns out most of it was tediously long, #unwanted descriptions of the architecture that went into building the World‘s Fair... interesting at first but quickly became boringggggg lol give me more serial killer stuff please! 😂

#anewchapter
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knotmagick I felt the same way. Dead Wake was a lot better. 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have this one, but haven‘t gotten to it!!! 6mo
KarynGood Same! 6mo
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RamsFan1963 I was the exact opposite, I found the creation of the World's Faire endlessly fascinating, while the sordid serial killer story wasn't at all interesting. 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @RamsFan1963 once they got to the part where they finally opened the fair, I enjoyed it a LOT more... def did a deep dive on google looking up pics! 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @knotmagick I think it‘s very impressive how well researched his books are and he is clearly passionate about his subjects but I‘m not sure I have that passion within me to stick through allllll those details 😂 6mo
Linear I have this book somewhere. But I never read it, it didnt seem my cup of tea. Maybe I should try it. But I dont handle overly done details... hmm 6mo
vkois88 I am SO angry I read this book. I wanted more than I got about Holmes. I feel like it was advertised differently than it should have been... if I had known going into it what it was, it would have been fine 6mo
cherinium I find it interesting that I have seen reviews going both ways. It seems that those interested in the architecture hate the serial killer chapters and the true crime nuts are bored to tears by the World Fair sections. I was one of the latter. Perhaps these 2 topics are a bit too disparate to work in one book. 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Linear well- unless you are uber interested in architecture, I‘d say “overly done” is a good description lol 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @vkois88 yesss I agree!!!! Now I‘ve heard they are making a move (with Leo D. as Holmes!)- and I‘m better that will focus more on what we were looking for! Lol 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @cherinium interesting perspective- you might be right about that.... but then again i would have appreciated more of the architecture description in reference to HH Holmes‘s hotel- although maybe the true problem was that there just isn‘t a lot of information available! 6mo
vkois88 Yes!!! 6mo
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Panpan

Oh for goodness sake.... I‘m glad that‘s finally over with 🙄
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm glad someone else didn't like it. It fell way to flat for me. 6mo
catherine2 Ha ha. Exactly how I felt when I finally finished! 6mo
Nessavamusic I totally dnf this one! 6mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @catherine2 If this wasn‘t written by JK Rowling no one would know about it lol It was so so so so soooooo TEDIOUS!! 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Nessavamusic i was really tempted to put it down many a time, BUT it was for my bookclub so I soldiered through 🥴 6mo
catherine2 It would have been decent with good editing. Just waaaay too long. 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @catherine2 agreed.... by about 300 pages 😂 6mo
Spencer_Labbe Better than the second book though! Lol 6mo
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeff Lindsay
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Might as well go with something a little different for today‘s prompt 🤷‍♀️ 🔪

#Ihaveadream #anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

SailorMoon OMG I had no idea Dexter was based on a book!!! I am obsessed with that tv show!!! 6mo
Buechersuechtling Can‘t wait to read your opinion. Wanted to read it before we saw the TV show but found it nowhere. It‘s also a book series, isn‘t it❓ 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @SailorMoon @Buechersuechtling yes, actually it‘s a series of books! I started watching the show when it first came out on Netflix and you had to send dvds back and forth lol we never made it past season 1 but I really need to restart and watch the entire thing!! 6mo
Buechersuechtling @TheFunkyBookworm Yes, I strongly recommend that. It‘s really worth it. 😃 6mo
Abby2 The books are really really good. I loved the series. If you enjoy dark humor this is the best. 6mo
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Pretending like I‘m going to read while my hubby tapes his hockey stick in preparation for his first game tonight... at 10:45pm?!?! Here‘s to hoping I don‘t have to meet him in the ER later... 😖 🏒

Anyway- this book... ughhhh it‘s sooooo slowwwww.... nothing happenssssss 😫 I would abandon ship but it‘s for bookclub and I bailed on last month‘s book (to be fair, so did most everyone else lol). Blahhhhhh

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I've listened to all in audio. The narrator is fantastic!! They are too long sometimes but I've fallen in love with Strike. 😍 6mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Penny_LiteraryHoarders sigh... I don‘t think I‘ll be reading any others in the series after this one lol I wish I had the attention span for audiobooks- maybe that would help this one along a bit! 6mo
Amiable I felt the same way about this book. 6mo
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TheBookStacker I didn‘t like this book but did love the rest of the books in the series 6mo
Soubhiville Yeah I bailed on this. Good luck! 6mo
cariashley The first one is slow but the series gets better and better. I switched to audio after book one and liked it so much more! 6mo
Patchshank I just finished that book not too long ago. I wasn't impressed. I haven't read the rest of the series. 6mo
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These are the reflections of Anne‘s childhood friend who grew up next door to the Frank family. After the family went into hiding, she met up with her again later on in the concentration camp.
I‘m def adding this one to my TBR!
#reflection #anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

GingerAntics That sounds interesting. 6mo
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