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WorldsOkayestStepMom

WorldsOkayestStepMom

Joined January 2018

she/her. Cat mom. Coffee. Books. Artist. SSDGM. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/38466731-emily
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I've been audiobooking the tagged book while I get as many things done for tomorrow that I can. So far I've made oat balls, turkey pinwheels, and arranged the veggie tray. I still have to make green tea and fudge.

mabell I‘ve been thinking about making fudge! Yum! 2d
WorldsOkayestStepMom @mabell my mom gave me a recipe for it and I made a trial run of it last weekend! 2d
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The Perfect Hope | Nora Roberts
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A satisfying ending to the Inn Boonsboro trilogy!

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Mehso-so

A funny memoir interspersed with information about autism spectrum disorder.

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An inspiring call to action for anyone who wants to change the way things are!

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Mehso-so

I wasn't as invested in Avery and Owen as I was in Clare and Beckett, but it was still a good love story and I will finish the trilogy!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Life update: my daughter was recognized at Senior Night tonight at the football game. It's a great excuse to take a nice picture together!

marleed Beautiful! 4w
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The Next Always | Nora Roberts
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Cozy romance that brought me to tears. I love stories/trilogies that have this type of setup and feel to them.

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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This book is way more intense than the movie! I love the movie, but as it so often is, the book is better.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Cute story that made me hungry! I loved Deja!

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I first read this as an 8th grader and didn't really understand or like it. I decided to reread this as an adult and I understand it so much better!

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The Whistler | John Grisham
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Bailedbailed

Just wasn't holding my interest.

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A graphic memoir about coming of age in America when Malaka is trying to find where she belongs and how to honor all of her cultures. Cute illustrations too!

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I absolutely love Jenny Lawson's writing style and this book is no different! Her hilarious anecdotes had me laughing so hard I woke up my husband; her heartfelt serious essays were relatable and eye-opening. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!

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The Late Show | Michael Connelly
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Bailedbailed

I gave it 20% and am still not invested in the characters. I think the plot is moving too slowly to be interesting.

TiredLibrarian I read this for a book group. I felt kind of "meh" about it, but most of the people in our group really liked it. ? 2mo
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Everything Inside | Edwidge Danticat
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Thought provoking and heart wrenching short stories.

SamAnne Have loved everything I‘ve read by Danticat and want to read more. (edited) 2mo
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I love that no matter how many times I read Maya Angelou's poems, something resonates with me.

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Just what I needed to read tonight: a book of poetry that ran the gamut of emotions for me. The last section is beautiful!

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A Promised Land | Barack Obama
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Bailedbailed

DNF this for now, but I want to get back to it on audio. I think it'll hold my attention better and I can get through it faster that way.

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Big Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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Bailedbailed

I gave it 34% before I returned it to the library.

I'm in a bad reading slump.

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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E Butler
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Bailedbailed

I'm not in the right head space for this type of book right now.

Texreader One absolutely must be in the right headspace for this one! 3mo
glamhobbit I had the same reaction! Which is so hard because I love octavia butler 😭 3mo
Kenyazero Definitely a hard read, so best to be in the right headspace for this one! 3mo
IamIamIam I read all kinds of horror and suspense and true crime and I had to put this aside because it scared the life out of me!!! 3mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Today, my husband dropped my son off at college for his sophomore year. I wish I could have been there, but I'm in too much pain to do the walking necessary. I'm so proud of Aaron and man he is becoming! He intends to get his degree in early elementary education and become a teacher. Aaron is pictured on the left with the black shirt, my husband Brian is in the gray polo.

#ChronicPain #DisabledLitsy

Tamra 💛 I wish him and your family all the best! 3mo
DivineDiana Best wishes for your son‘s school year! Take care of yourself! ❤️ 3mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Tamra thank you so much 3mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @DivineDiana thank you! I've been resting today. 💜 3mo
robinb Take care! And best wishes for a great school year for your son. Mine just went off for his senior year. 😊 3mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @robinb best wishes for your student as well! 3mo
robinb @WorldsOkayestStepMom Thank you! Let's just hope this coming year is more of a normal one for our students than last year. 3mo
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The Secrets of the FBI | Ronald Kessler
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Bailedbailed

Bailed after 10%. I didn't like the writing style, it was so dry and came across as monotone.

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I loved immersing myself into the world of Lakshmi and Malik again! Another beautiful story from the incredible Alka Joshi, and outstanding narrator performances on the audio book!

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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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Bailedbailed

I read almost 10% of the book and I just wasn't interested in finishing it.

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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A book of beautiful poetry and prose!

Tamra Yes! 4mo
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I never watched the show (I don't have Netflix), so I had literally no idea what the story would be about. I'm so glad I read this book! I loved getting to know the people that Piper met and her impressions of things. In a weird way, this was a relatable book for me. I want to watch the show now too.

MaleficentBookDragon The show is “loosely” based on the book, but I liked it. It was a bit bat shit crazy, in a fun way. 4mo
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My Own Words | Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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Bailedbailed

So much of the text was italicized and hurt my eyes to read for too long. I may try this again in audio format later (there is a waiting list for the audio), but I may not too. I read the first 10% and I was expecting more about her life than about her published opinions and editorials.

Graywacke I love RBG but bailed on this on audio. A bit repetitive. 4mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Graywacke good to know! Thanks! 4mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Megabooks thank you! It's on my TBR list. 4mo
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Mehso-so

I loved the illustrations throughout the book and several of the stories made me literally laugh out loud. Not all of it was funny, some was more introspective and less interesting to me.

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The Stationery Shop | Marjan Kamali
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I had to read a few other people's reviews of this book before I could find the right words for my own review. This is a lovely story that felt like a hug. I loved the descriptions of everything! As many other people said, it's also so bittersweet. The heartbreaks that Roya feels are palpable.

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A book of beautiful poems centering Native Americans, specifically the Muskogee Creek Nation.

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All That Glitters | Danielle Steel
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this book. It seemed like the easy-to-read romance I was wanting, but the writing style is SUPER repetitive and annoying. I guess I've never read a Danielle Steel novel before...are they all like this?

BookishMarginalia I loved Danielle Steel as a young teen and read everything she‘d written at that point. Then I was done. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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Parts of this book were predictable, but it had a sweet ending and I enjoyed it enough to look into any other books by the same author.

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Bailedbailed

Bailing on this one too. I don't like the characters and the writing style feels icky, like I'm spying on them.

Depression has me in a major reading (and general life) slump right now and it's hard for me to do anything. Please tag easy to read books for me to try to read, if you can. Thank you! 💖

Soubhiville If you enjoy romance I thought this one was light and nice. (There is conflict in it, but mostly good feelings and it made me laugh loudly many many times.) 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville thank you for the suggestion! There is a 12 week hold on Boyfriend Material at my library right now. 💜 5mo
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WorldsOkayestStepMom @Soubhiville not yet, and it's got an even longer wait list. 5mo
KarenUK This one was lovely 💕 5mo
Alfoster I agree! I wanted to like this one more than I did!😢 5mo
DivineDiana I agree with @Alfoster This Book was disturbing for me. 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @KarenUK thank you for the suggestion! 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading I‘m sorry you are feeling down. Take care. I was delighted by Rosaline Palmer takes the cake and boyfriend material both by Alexis Hall. The Guncle and House on the Cerulean Sea were also both adorable. I hope you feel better soon. 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading Do you have US audible? I would share any of those with you if you‘d like. I believe I have them all. 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading I double checked and I do. Please let me know and I‘d be happy to send any one you choose. 5mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Prairiegirl_reading i appreciate the offer, but I don't have audible right now. 5mo
Kdgordon88 I bailed on this one, too. Thought it was awful. 5mo
Vansa This is a great bunch of whimsical, beautiful short stories. Highly recommended for a reading slump! 5mo
Vansa It's available on Internet Archive, if you're ok with using that 5mo
Reggie Haunted by Chuck Palahniuk. It is so disgusting and I thought funny. At the minimum, it will have you distracted and blind with fury that I suggested such a book. 5mo
lazydaizee Sorry to hear you are depressed, hope you soon feel better. 5mo
Bookzombie When I‘m in a slump, I find reading children‘s books fun. Also, it feels like you are accomplishing something because of their length. I also like to pick up a murdery book or return to a series I enjoy. 5mo
RavenclawOwlCat This one was a favorite of mine in high school! A cute, fun, and easy read! 5mo
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#JoysOfJune readathonn wrapped up yesterday.

My goals:
✅ finish Disability Visibility
✅ mail my dad's father's day gift (it was a book)
✅ read a book with LGBTQ+ representation
✅❌ read 2 more books (I read one and started tagged)

Not bad for my first official readathon on Litsy!

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Bailedbailed

I don't like the writing style, so DNF.

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Untamed | Glennon Doyle
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I loved this book so much!

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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Cute little rom-com that was an easy read. Parts didn't make sense, like when the author wrote that Cassidy found it charming when Katie frequently said things like "dear lord" or "bless her heart". Katie never once had that in her lines. Katie kind of annoyed me, but I loved Cassidy's character.

So other than mailing dad's gift to him, that finishes my goals for #JoysOfJune. I want to read 2 more books before the readathon is over.

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I read for several hours today and finished this anthology. In some of the essays, I cried as I read them. In others, I felt seen and understood. This is an incredible anthology for all people who claim to be advocates of anything because you can't forget about the disabled community in your advocacy.

#JoysOfJune #Readathon

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This is my first readathon, and I'm so glad I found out in time to participate from the beginning! My goals:

1. Finish tagged book.
2. Mail my dad's father's day gift (it's a book).
3. Read a book with lgbtq representation.

#JoysOfJune @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 6mo
skewermann @WorldsOkayestStepMom if you get a chance try my prescient, paint-peeling parody of "Fire and Fury"... "Dire and Puny", blowing the lid on the Chump administration ????https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081S5JLTX Love Martha Skewermann, Founder, Global Allegorical Journalism Foundation ? #satire ? #Allegory ? #Orwell cc @Andrew65 Reviews: https://twitter.com/skewermann/status/1301793540624670722?s=19 6mo
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Bailedbailed

This was promising in the beginning, but the middle is so slow for me. Gave it 145 pages, and now I'm done.

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Mehso-so

An interesting book overall, but it had it's slow parts. The people Lorr meet while researching the book are fascinating!

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The Body in the Woods | April Henry
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Mehso-so

This YA novel was okay. It was an easy read that didn't take a lot of brain power, but also had some holes in the plot.

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So, my youngest is moving out this weekend which means I will suddenly have more available time for books and hopefully a little more disposable cash every so often. How does someone join in a swap or a readathon thing?

Enjoy the comic! We aren't selling. We own too much shit for that nonsense.

wanderinglynn For readathons, normally you just start. They tend to be informal. Then during the readathon, be sure to use that readathon‘s hashtag and tag the host. Swaps will have an actual sign up. The swap host will post a link to use to sign-up. 6mo
Tamra 🤣 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @wanderinglynn thank you so much! 6mo
Amiable Ha ha! I totally feel that cartoon. My youngest son graduated from college in May 2018. He started his new job in June. We put the house on the market in July. 😀 (edited) 6mo
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Red Dragon | Thomas Harris
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This had a slow start but picked up and finished strong!

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Louisiana Longshot | Jana DeLeon
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Cute little humourous mystery. Not my favorite genre of books, but a nice change of pace. I'll definitely keep this series in mind for when I need something lighter to read.

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Bailedbailed

I borrowed the audiobook to listen to on a road trip over the weekend and I got halfway through it before I was so bored I wasn't paying attention.

Megabooks I always think I‘ll like astrophysics books and I never end up enjoying them. 7mo
Susanita Does he read the book? He has a lovely voice, but I can imagine it would be sleep inducing over a whole book. 7mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom @Susanita he does read the book himself. 7mo
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Good book! I did end up skimming parts of it where I thought it was too wordy and less plot advancing, but overall a good YA book!

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Fascinating book! I learned something new each time I picked it up and pressed play!

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I thought this was her poetry collection, but I'm still not disappointed in the single poem she recited at the inauguration! Now I get to buy her collection.

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Fierce Eden | Jennifer Blake
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Bailedbailed

Got through chapter 4, but the racism kept me from enjoying the book. DNF this one.