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VeryLazyDaisy

VeryLazyDaisy

Joined May 2016

Shh. I'm reading.
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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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I traveled all the way to WA to sit in this lovely library and read a book about my home town murder. 😂

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Firstly, read this in one sitting. Set aside two hours and just knock it out all at once. The claustrophobic suspense builds very well if you don‘t put this one down. The prose is staccato, helping to build that tone of unknown fear. And I never wanted to put it down! Now, I need several friends to go read this and talk about it because I‘m shooketh. I need to know what you think, maybe that will help me figure out what I think 🧐🤓 #bookhangover

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I am enjoying this book immensely. It‘s about a young woman in 1930‘s Kentucky, who happens to be the last of her kind. A blue woman. I‘m fascinated by Appalachia and the blue people of Kentucky, so it‘s an interesting character study. The fact that she‘s a pack horse librarian riding her mule through the hillside to deliver reading materials and other necessities to other hill folk only makes this better. Definitely a book for Book Lovers!

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Sula | Toni Morrison
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This will be me all day. In bed, reading Sula by Toni Morrison. I‘m aiming for a silent day. No music. No podcasts. Just me and this book and the rain outside.

tpixie Lovely 😊 enjoy 📚📚📚 3mo
suvata Have fun 3mo
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Deadbeats | Ian Culbard, Chris Lackey, Chad Fifer
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I finally bought this treasure for myself. And it arrived on my birthday! So perfect! I can‘t wait to dive into it while snacking on birthday brownies.

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I feel a big fat DNF coming on. I‘m only 10% though.. can I give up so early? Sigh. I‘m struggling to get into this one.

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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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Gawd this book was infuriating! Every damned character made me want to smash things. I‘m not usually bothered by unlikeable characters, but I found myself getting annoyed by them instead of engrossed in the plot. The mystery is conveyed by MC continually eluding to this big bad secret. I felt more irritated by the contrived suspense than intrigued by the story. Not a DNF but not a favourite either. Will still read this author though.

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A compact mystery set in London. I enjoyed the setting very much.

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Loved this book. Absolute top notch, well crafted mystery. ♥️

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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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A quick read, well crafted, even if the memory loss trope is a bit overused.

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I made an exception to my self imposed rule of reading only women authors in 2019 because I love Fred Rogers so much.

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Is there anything better than this audiobook narrated by Lavar Burton?! Maybe unicorns baking cupcakes. Nah, not even that.

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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So good I finished it in one day!

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I loved this book so much! If you like wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stories, this is for you.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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This book is full of so much brilliance

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“I longed to lose my mind entirely, and push out my eyes and live in madness.”

Drop what you‘re doing, and pick up this book.

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Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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I‘m finally reading this. Knocking dents in my TBR! I made a fast friend at a book sale when we connected over the idea of spending an entire year reading only women authors. (2019 for me)
She kept handing me great titles; some that are new to me and some I recognized as already being on my TBR. We traded recommendations and had a great time! Don‘t you just love book people?!

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The Smack: A Novel | Richard Lange
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Here‘s the rest of my #bookhaul
Grand total for this year‘s book sale season is *drumroll* 126 books. (That is NOT counting the ones DH got) 📚😊 Funny story, I picked up The Smack, but my brain thought it was The Slap. Derp. Lol. I can re-donate it.

I‘m so happy right now.. high on that sweet, sweet smell of ink and paper.

I‘m building a book fort.

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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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This book cover is so shimmery. I just love #prettybooks

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The Colour Out of Space | H P Lovecraft
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A friend just asked me which Lovecraft story to start with, and I could hardly contain my excitement.

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The Time of My Life | Patrick Swayze, Lisa Niemi Swayze
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My mini book haul from the friends of the library sale today.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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You guys omg, if you haven‘t read this before, stop what you‘re doing and dive into this book. Octavia Butler is friggin legendary. I‘ll be making my way through her entire body of work.

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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That‘s when I was born 😊

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I so love Ruth Ware

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I got this in large print as a Xmas gift for my mom. I hope she will love it as much as I do. I also got The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. #xmasbooks

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I couldn‘t put this down, and I will read anything from this author in the future. This is an engaging mystery, very atmospheric. I had it partially figured out with several chapters left but that doesn‘t take anything away from the experience because the whole thing unfolds in such a clever and satisfying way.

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This one hits the ground running! I‘m so excited.

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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This book was a profoundly deep & meaningful experience for me. The author puts into beautiful prose the fleeting questions & perplexing truths of the human heart & soul, then wraps them in a fascinating dystopian skin that keeps you turning pages, wondering what will happen next. Hannah, our main character is fully formed, multifaceted, & leaps from the page into vivid reality. #readalike Handmaid‘s Tale, Vox, Scarlet Letter, 1984.

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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This book is so freaking good. It feels amazing to be reading again. I had so many DNFs this year. This string of unputdownable titles is really making me happy.

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When She Woke: A Novel | Hillary Jordan
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“The days at the center passed with intolerable slowness, running together like the colors in a jar of used paintbrushes, merging into a uniform, leaden gray.”
I love beautifully constructed sentences like this one.

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Fantastic book!

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Vox | Christina Dalcher

Omg, this book is so good! I‘m not done yet but I had to take a break and tell you, GO READ THIS!

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Vox | Christina Dalcher

Buy this book right this second! I just started reading it tonight and I‘m already loving it.

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Found it

britt_brooke 😆 .... and I love your green Chucks. 💚 1y
AmyG Ha! 1y
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Oh wow. This book is going to change my life.

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Shape of Water | Guillermo Del Toro, Daniel Kraus

“Working women don‘t get to scurry home and bury their faces in pillows when they‘ve been yelled at. You settle your trembling hands by wrapping them around your tools, and returning to work.” TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN.

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Before I Go to Sleep | Steven J. Watson
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I. Loved. This. Book. It‘s packed with character driven suspense. It‘s like the nightmare version of 50 First Dates. Christine has memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury and can‘t maintain memories more than a day. When she sleeps, she forgets everything. In her quest to take back her life she starts keeping a journal, and catches up every morning. This writing eventually leads her to the truth of her past and how she got there. Highly rec!

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Nearly Gone | Elle Cosimano
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I don‘t want to jinx it, but I feel I may have found one I can stick with. I‘ve had a rash of DNFs lately and I need a win.

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Meh. Not great. Flat, unlikable characters, a twisty turny plot that doesn‘t always hold up to scrutiny. This book feels like it‘s trying too hard to be the next Gone Girl. I know right? Ugh. I usually avoid books that get compared to GG just because those reviews piss me off and I can‘t explain it. Just be a good book! Sigh. I‘ll probably forget all about this book as soon as I‘ve read the next one.

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I clicked this audiobook on a whim. So far, so good.

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I have tried and DNFed so many mediocre books in the past couple months, I forgot what it felt like to completely fall in love by page 20. Donna Tartt, I love your words.

Suet624 It‘s so great to find a book you can sink into and enjoy. 2y
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I just need some fun in my life.

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Louisiana Longshot | Jana DeLeon
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Lying in bed reading and eating mochi. #luxurylife #womanofleisure This book is goofy, funny, ridiculous, and quite enjoyable. It's written by a local author, which would have come in handy a couple years ago when I did book bingo with that square.

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Untitled Addison Allen 3 | Sarah Addison Allen
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What the what?

ValkyrieAndHerBooks I think someone is being a troll. She‘s working on a book but it is second priority right now because her mother‘s health is deteriorating and she‘s focusing on spending time with her mother. 2y
VeryLazyDaisy How awful people can be! I wish her well and I'll read anything she writes, anytime. 2y
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Amazing book. Now I need kittens and rainbows and fluffy white clouds made of spun sugar.

StephanieGeiser I just finished this book today. I am definitely with you on needing kittens and rainbows right now!! (edited) 2y
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A random grab from my bookshelf. I don't even remember buying this. I'm not overthinking my next read, just diving in.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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I got this book for xmas, and I'm not a fast reader, so I've only just finished it. I'm a sucker for a psychological drama, and I love stories set in Britain so this was right up my alley! I love it. It scared me, and made me think about how difficult it can be for someone to extract themselves from a domestic abuse situation. Recommended for fans of Big Little Lies, The Husband's Secret, and Sleeping With the Enemy.

danielle_framed I liked it! Definitely nerving at times but a great read. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This is on my tbr shelf!!! 2y
VeryLazyDaisy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks move it to the top of the pile! You won't regret it. 2y
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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The headphones that plug into the roku are the best thing ever. Now I can read and he can blare this dumb show in his ears and we're both happy. 📚😁

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Giving this a go! 'Twas a gift from my secret Santa. She hit it perfectly!

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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What a fantastic read! I won't use this review to tell you the summary of the book. You can read the dust jacket for that info. What I will tell you is that Paula Hawkins is the latest author to be added to my short list. She has earned my loyalty as a reader and I'll automatically buy the next book she writes.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I liked this one too!! 2y
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