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ameliashley

Joined February 2020

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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Dark Places: 5⭐️ I started this book a year ago and put it down because I related too much to the main character and her angst. But jeez was that a mistake. Once I got through the first half again, I read the other 175 pages in a day. The ending... did NOT see that coming.
Gillian Flynn has an incredible ability to describe such minute things that you‘d never take much notice of, but can totally relate to when she says it. Read this book!

wanderinglynn Aw, what a cute reading buddy! ❤️🐱 3y
NeedsMoreBooks Your cat is so cuddly 😻😻 3y
aa_guer2021 I think I own this!! Good to know! Also, aww 😻 3y
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lahousewyfe Awesome chonk of a cat! ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
ameliashley @lahousewyfe he‘s soooo chonky 😜 I tell him to cut back on the carbs everyday! 3y
ameliashley @ruskigurl16 yes read it! read it! ☺️💛 3y
ameliashley @NeedsMoreBooks I know it‘s hard to not wake him up all the time for a cuddle 😂 3y
ameliashley @wanderinglynn only when he wants to be 🤪 lolol 3y
Meaw_catlady I loved this book!! So many twists! What a lovely cat!! 😻🖤 3y
Melismatic That cat is too cute 😻 2y
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Isla Emerged | Deidre Sequeira
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beginning this one today for my book club ✨ my group is the coolest bunch of people who have been so flexible and such a support with everything going on lately. so thankful for them and can‘t wait to get into this story 💛 #womenreading

Melismatic 🤗🙌🏻💪🏻🤗 3y
UglyOldBat Are those headphones? Love them! 3y
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In a Dark Dark Wood: 3.9⭐️ Ruth Ware‘s distinctive voice really sets her apart from other british crime novelists. However, I really like twists that you can‘t possibly see coming, so I found this one a bit predictable. Overall, it was a great first book, and I can‘t wait to read her other ones which I heard are even better ☺️ (bradley didn‘t care for my opinions and just wanted to be let inside for some cookies😜)

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The Dharma Bums | Jack Kerouac
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The Dharma Bums 5⭐️: I absolutely needed this. We all need this right now.
It was also really cool to read about my old stomping grounds and realize that for years I lived like two blocks away from the main characters‘ homes and hangouts in San Francisco. It‘s strange to picture him walking down exact streets and into stores that I thought only belonged in my world.

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Dharma Bums | Jack Kerouac
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✨Dharma Bums refusing to subscribe to the general demand that they consume production and therefore have to work for the privilege of consuming…all of them imprisoned in a system of work, produce, consume, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution...millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls happier✨jack kerouac

Mishu94 Such a pretty picture! 😍 3y
ameliashley @Mishu94 thank you! ☺️ 3y
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a note to my postal book clubs..✨ I have both books ready to go, but seeing as how my state has implemented a mandated stay at home order, which is most likely going to be enforced by law in the coming days, I doubt I will be able to mail them on time 😭 I also doubt you want mail from CA anyway right now lol @mngraham @TorieStorieS @inthegreensandblues @SumisBooks @laurenslibrary @Melismatic @Julie548 @Shakespearience @jessinikkip @WriterAtHeart

jessinikkip Oh no! I for one would rather you stay in and safe than sorry about mailing books. You take care of you 3y
BeansPage Okay I may have a solution: What if instead you chose a free book on Amazon? Not just on KU but free for all on Amazon. We could all grab it up and that could be your book for the month of April. Hopefully by the time May rolls around you will be able to go to the post office. Do you want to try that or should we just keep your spot open and you can sit this round out? I want you to be safe above all. 3y
ameliashley @SumisBooks that‘s a great idea! let me take a look at them and I‘ll get back to you ☺️ 3y
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ameliashley @jessinikkip you‘re so sweet! and it‘s best for you guys too 💛 I‘m so sorry about this! 3y
blank No worries! These are crazy times. 3y
Melismatic @ameliashley I feel similarly in NYC, and have no car to get from place to place - so I might do the same a pick an ebook if that works best for y‘all. 😭 Hoping everyone is at home & safe! @SumisBooks @WriterAtHeart @Julie548 @laurenslibrary @jessinikkip @Shakespearience (edited) 3y
inthegreensandblues No worries, these things are low priority under the circumstances! I hope you are doing OK. I suspect my county is about to go under mandatory stay at home too; the metro area we're just outside of (KC) has it starting Tuesday. 3y
TorieStorieS Understand! My state is also on lockdown! 3y
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Panpan

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: 2⭐️ I know this is a favorite for a lot of readers, but I couldn‘t get past the language and tone used by the writer and his characters.
I know it was written in 1994 but I would expect people to be more woke than this back then. The writer gave himself the freedom to change character names and entire events so he should have also taken the liberty of not using highly offensive identifiers and language.

ATB Not sure how old you are but nobody was Woke in 94. No excuses but pretty much the truth. 3y
LadybugAnni One of my favorite! 3y
ameliashley @LadybugAnni I know a lot of people love this one! ☺️ not my cup of tea but that‘s okay 💛 3y
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starting this guy for my #womenreading book club✨

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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Oy vey, never have I read a book so quickly! Like all the reviews say, it‘s not for the faint of heart but Karin Slaughter‘s voice is so relatable that the material seems easier to stomach somehow. If you‘re a fan of hers, lmk which of her books I should read next!

Enchanted_Bibliophile I've read and loved all her books! This one being my favourite! Only thing I can suggest is going back to the start and read them all.😊 3y
tpixie I love this Author - but I haven‘t read her in years. maybe I had to give her a try again. My book clubs prohibit me from reading my normal reads! 3y
Pageturner1 I started reading her recently. I started with Blindsighted. I liked it. I look forward to reading more of her books. 3y
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ameliashley @Enchanted_Bibliophile sounds like a plan! 😅 3y
ameliashley @Pageturner1 heard that one is good. can‘t wait to get there 3y
KathyWheeler I haven‘t read a book of hers that I disliked. The Good Daughter is good. 3y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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So many feelings about this book. Some pages could not speak more to my soul. Others I couldn‘t specifically relate to and just felt so much for both Plath and the character. Truly listening and giving attention and respect to those suffering around us could not be more important in this day and age 💛

Cathythoughts Lovely pic ✨💕 3y
fleeting The only adult book I've read 3 times! I've worked on Plath and all her writings during my last year in uni. Suffice to say I'm obsessed! 3y
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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a little nervous, but here we go... 🥺

JenlovesJT47 This book is sooooo good!! 3y
Geenie Pretty 🤩 3y
magyklyXdelish Really good. I adored it. Made me feel less alone. 3y
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Melismatic It‘s been awhile since I read but loved it! 3y
BatsInTheLibrary This and Fear of Flying by Erica Jong got me through college and beyond. I reread both of them regularly! 3y
TheBookStacker This is one of my favorite books ever! 3y
KristiAhlers This is one of my favorite books! 3y
renegade You totally ruined the Apple brand. Steve Jobs would have committed suicide if he were alive. 3y
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Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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Stepped out of my comfort zone of true crime into fantasy and ended up feeling all the feels 🥺 I wish I could forget what I just read so I could experience it for the first time again... so so good

BehindthePages He is a great author! I'm working on His Dark Materials right now. 3y
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Northern Lights | Philip Pullman
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shoutout to my reading partner #petsoflitsy

diovival 😍😍😍 3y
Severnmeadows And the beautiful book! 😊 3y
NeedsMoreBooks 😻😻 3y
Becker I really enjoy your pictures. They are lovely. 3y
ameliashley @becker awe thanks hun ☺️💛 3y
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Hiya #groupM Just received my pick for mysteries in the post✨ Can‘t wait to send it on! Should I keep the title a surprise? #LMPBC

@TorieStorieS @mngraham
ps I couldn‘t find christine... could someone tag her?

hannah-leeloo Welcome to litsy and thank you for the follow. Happy reading hun 📖❤️ 3y
ameliashley @hannah-leeloo thank you thank you💛 3y
ozma.of.oz Gorgeous picture! 🌹 3y
ameliashley @ozma.of.oz 💛💛 3y
Mishu94 Your posts are so aesthetically pleasing 😍 3y
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This little book is supposed to be a horror but it‘s too beautifully written to be all that scary. The imagery of the English countryside and daily life was just what I needed to hold me over until I can visit my boyfriend again in England ✈️ Hill‘s writing is so dreamy and I was feeling so nostalgic to go back that I was actually like down to live in this haunted house.

bookgem I think there is a movie from this book. Am not sure... The Harry Potter actor (oh no, don't hate me I can't remember his name) Radcliff? 😬 It was good. Creepy, dark gothic story. 3y
ameliashley @bookgem ya! can‘t wait to watch it 3y
rachaich There's a film... also a stage show 😊😊 which was creepy as hell! 3y
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Mehso-so

Ann Rule is the true queen of true crime so it kills me (bad pun) to rate this as so-so... but a lot of what is written is repeated multiple times, word for word. And after 680 pages it‘s a little much.
But I will always be an Ann Rule fan and can‘t wait to read her other books that are growing in this tbr pile over here... #llamas and #truecrime

Librariana Completely unrelated to your post (although I love me some Ann Rule!), but when I saw your "SSDGM", I was like "Yessss"!! ?????? Love me some Karen and Georgia!! Loved their book, too ? 3y
LoverOfLearning Beautiful picture 3y
ameliashley @Librariana *insert “did we just become best friends” stepbrothers gif* 😆 3y
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Librariana @ameliashley - you wanna go do karate in the garage? Lol! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💗💗 3y
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I absolutely loved this book! It‘s so well written, keeping every account of a disease outbreak interesting yet still realistic.
It‘s obvious in her writing that McKenna knows what she‘s talking about and isn‘t a newbie in the public health world.
And it‘s definitely the motivation I needed to finish the last quarter of my MPH so I can get out into the field!

VioletBramble This looks interesting. Good luck with the MPH. And welcome to Litsy! 3y
ameliashley thank you thank you! ☺️ 3y
TiredLibrarian Welcome! This sounds interesting. 3y
ameliashley @TiredLibrarian thank you! love your handle 😂💛 3y
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cozy morning with #truecrime✨ if only my cat wasn‘t a total monster and would cuddle...

LoverOfLearning This photo makes me happy. 3y
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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my favorite kind of delivery! #thriftbooks

Cathythoughts Lovely picture 👍🏻 3y
bookandbedandtea Book mail is the best mail! Welcome to litsy. 3y
ameliashley Thank you! ☺️💛 3y
MaGoose Mine too. 😍 3y
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So good! Best for public health nerds 🤟🏼

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Mehso-so

Probably would have been better read in Russian like the OG..

DrexEdit I think I probably added this to my TBR from a recommendation on Litsy. Glad to know your thoughts about it! Welcome to Litsy! 😊 👋 3y
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Masha Gessen is a treasure and this memoir of her family shows where she gets it from!

michellelav Welcome to litsy!! 😊📚 enjoying your posts!! 3y
ameliashley ☺️ Yay! You all are a sweet group 3y
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BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 3y
ameliashley @BookwormAHN thanks! ☺️ 3y
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 🥳 3y
ameliashley @SW-T thank you thank you! 3y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 3y
Smrloomis Welcome! 🥳 3y
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