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avgeyer

Joined May 2016

Books, beers, sports, repeat.
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Elevation by Stephen King
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This Is Where I Leave You | Tropper, Jonathan
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1. Loved this book, so many funny moments!
2. The hospital I work in had food trucks on site for lunch yesterday 🥰
3. Puerto Rican food. All day every day.
4. Yes- 27 of them!!

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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In the Valley of the Sun | Andy Davidson
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Next up. Excited for what sounds like some good old fashioned horror! 💀😈☠

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Book 2 of my Dark Tower re-read is complete. This book picks up just a few hours after the end of The Gunslinger, with the "lobstrosities" pictured above (image from Google, I love it!). The opening scene is pretty terrifying and the book takes off from there. I love watching Roland build his ka-tet and those first scenes with Eddie are just too good! 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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18 Bookshops | Anne Scott
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Philadelphia-area friends! A friend of mine and his business partner are preparing for the opening of their new independent bookshop this weekend! It is called Reads & Company, located in Phoenixville, PA.

Website is here: https://www.readsandcompany.com/

If you're local, or passing through, be sure to check it out!

BarbaraTheBibliophage I might have to go visit. Thanks! 2w
LiteraryinLititz Me too! Thanks for the heads up! 2w
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Next stop on the Dark Tower re-read with @TheNextBook !

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This is an early frontrunner for my favorite read of 2019. It drew me in from the first page. I had to take my time with this one because I did not want it to end. I loved Polly and Nate and seeing their relationship evolve as the story progressed. A really dark, but beautifully written story. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Really excited to start this... I have seen some incredible reviews!

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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I liked the plot overall. I thought the way the past and present were brought together worked really well and i was kept guessing at a couple of parts. However I absolutely HATED Andy. Her feeble, weak personality got really old 50 pages in and I felt that part was way overdone. But it didn't detract from the story. Its not my favorite book by Slaughter but still a good read! 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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1. Horror, thriller, historical fiction
2. Nonfiction (history, science, biographies)
3. Romance
4. Historical fiction. Would love to see The Hangman's Daughter series on screen!
5. Crazy Rich Asians. It was way out of the zone of what I normally enjoy
6. Night Film by Marisha Pessl. Absolutely hated it.

@Clwojick this was fun!

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Pieces of Her | Karin Slaughter
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Starting this on my lunch break!

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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 | Julian E. Zelizer, Kevin M. Kruse
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One of my reading resolutions for this year is to read more nonfiction. I decided to read this to educate myself more on how our country got to the state of disarray it is in today and I definitely learned quite a bit. I was born in 1981 so the struggles of the 70s and most of the 80s were something I didn't have a ton of insight on- this book helped fill a lot of gaps for me. Highly recommend! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974 | Julian E. Zelizer, Kevin M. Kruse
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Kevin Kruse is a history professor at Princeton and is one of my favorite people to follow on Twitter. Excited to dive into this!

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Just finished this as part of my re-read with @thenextbook. A lot of people think The Shining is the scariest Stephen King book but for me, this takes the top spot (with The Shining and Salem's Lot right behind it). Highly recommend if you're looking for something to keep you up at night. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Today is World Autism Awareness Day! Here are some book recommendations if you are interested in learning more about Autism. The more we learn, understand, and become accepting of the autism community the better we can support those individuals and families who live autism awareness day every single day!

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Ahhhhhh exciting!!! It looks like all of my childhood nightmares come to life 😂😳🤯

https://bookriot.com/2019/03/29/scary-stories-to-tell-in-the-dark-full-trailer/

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I really enjoyed this. The pace is like a slow burn, leading up to the book's rather unexpected conclusion. I enjoyed the way he developed Dwayne's character and showed that there was quite a bit going on under his rather brutal exterior. I felt the setting was described so well - not just getting a feel for what it looks like, but the desperation that can exist in parts of Appalachia. I'll be checking out Joy's other books for sure!

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The Deep | Nick Cutter
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1. "The Deep" - Nick Cutter
2. The Little Mermaid ?‍♀️
3. ? Under The Sea ?

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JoScho 💛🦑💛 2mo
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Next up!

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Bailed halfway through. It wasn't grabbing my interest and I think you have to be in the mood to read a book like this in order to fully appreciate it. I'll probably give it another shot at some point but it's a bail for now!

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Reviewsbylola STOP!! Can‘t wait!!! 2mo
AmyG Wow! 2mo
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Picked this up at a used book sale last year- finally getting around to it!

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First book complete in my Dark Tower re-read with @TheNextBook . A lot of people loathe this book and I have never understood why. It's not my favorite in the series but I enjoy the backstory we get on Roland. 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐ and I love any excuse to post a pic of Idris Elba 😉

melbeautyandbooks I love you posting a pic of Idris Elba! 2mo
avgeyer @melbeautyandbooks isn't he great?? 😍😍 2mo
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Ready to start this re-read with @TheNextBook - one book per month. Join us if you like! #thedarktower

Bookish.SAM I just re-read this one, and plan to make my way through the series again this year... maybe I‘ll try to catch you when you get to book 2 😊 2mo
avgeyer @Bookish.SAM please do!! 😊 2mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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What a wonderful book. I found her story inspiring and honest. I enjoyed the insight into what it's like to raise a family under the biggest spotlight in the world and the random facts about life in the White House (they buy their own groceries!). I admire her dedication to bettering the lives of young people not just here, but all around the world. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
(Also the description above made me 😳😳)

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Headed to the hair salon, planning to start this today! 💇🏽‍♀️💆🏽‍♀️📚

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Women's Day | Abingdon Press
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The Border: A Novel | Don Winslow
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This is the final book in this trilogy- and it is the best of the three. I couldn‘t put it down. Some characters from The Power of the Dog make a comeback appearance here and it really connected the whole story together. This trilogy is crime writing at its finest. Also I just read that FX has purchased the rights to make these books into a TV series and i am HYPED!
Read this series immediately!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Christine So cool that you think it‘s the best of the series...now I‘m even more excited! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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1. Besides reading- watching sports (baseball, football, figure skating)
2. Horror, mystery, thriller, and historical fiction. I‘m also starting to get into more nonfiction!
3. None- but I very desperately want a hedgehog 🦔
4. Litsy TBR is accurate and soooo long!!
5. Just books!! 😬😆

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Angels and Demons | Dan Brown
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Book- Angels and Demons
Movie- Fallen (With Denzel Washington and John Goodman. Such a good movie!)
Song- “Eons” - 311

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Love that movie!!! 2mo
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Untitled | Anonymous
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Anyone else?? 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️

squirrelbrain Me! Me! I do ALL of these - my husband thinks it‘s hilarious! 🤣 3mo
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10,000 Ways to Say I Love You | Gregory J. P. Godek
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You guys!! 🥳🤩🎊🎉
I am forever thankful that I found Litsy!

AmyG Yay🎉🎉😘 3mo
JoScho 🥳💗🥳💗🥳 3mo
LauraBeth 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 3mo
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Kaye 🌟 3mo
BridgetteM Congratulations! 🎊🎉🎈 3mo
Suzze Woo hoo! 💕💕 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm 👏 woot woot! 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3mo
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The Cartel | Don Winslow
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This was a re-read for me, leading up to the final book in this amazing trilogy - The Border - which comes out TOMORROW!! This series is not for the faint of heart. The violence described is brutal and terrifying and real- the scenes in these books are based on actual events. Don Winslow has elevated crime writing with this series and I cannot wait to see how it ends.

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1. Thriller 🕵🏽‍♀️
2. Paper cover- easier to bring with me!
3. I love small bookshops!
4. Neither 😳
5. Romeo and Juliet
6. Both!! I love my kindle for the convenience but also still enjoy physical books. I have tons of both.

@rheareads

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The Power of the Dog | Don Winslow
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This was a re-read for me, in anticipation of the final book in the trilogy which is being released this month (The Cartel is book 2). Don Winslow is a master of crime thrillers. The research he put into these books is remarkable. I had the pleasure of seeing him on tour for one of his other books (“The Force”, also AMAZING) and I highly recommend going to see him if he comes to your area on his upcoming tour. LOVE this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Can I actually get a week of this? 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🏽‍♀️

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Untitled | Unknown
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Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣📖 3mo
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Kindergarten Rocks! | Katie Davis
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Yes please!

BookBabe Yessss!!! 😍🙌🏻 4mo
JoScho Same! 4mo
rather_be_reading 😂😂 4mo
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The Power of the Dog | Don Winslow
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Starting my re-read of this amazing story, to be followed by a re-read of “The Cartel”, in anticipation of the release of “The Border” next month. I cannot wait to see how this trilogy ends. If you haven‘t read Don Winslow, you are really missing out!!

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This is a really important read so we can learn exactly how this opiate crisis came to be. It really was the perfect storm of an influx of black tar heroin combined with what can only be described as a terrifying amount of irresponsible marketing and prescribing of prescription opiates (namely OxyContin). Quinones does a nice job of weaving the two stories together and showing how the two sides of this epidemic collided. 4⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Part of my reading resolutions for this year was to read more nonfiction (at least 10 books). Starting this one tonight.

Reviewsbylola I couldn‘t get into this personally. Too dry (I‘m super picky when it comes to NF). But I know the man and family mentioned in the beginning of the book. 4mo
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Book 3 in Iles‘ wonderful Penn Cage series. The series is set in real-life Natchez, where the author is from, and I kind of want to go there now just to see it all in person. This book was definitely not short on villains or twists and turns, and ends on a cliffhanger. I have already read books 4-6, which constitute the Natchez Burning trilogy, but now I want to read them again! 5⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Erinreadsthebooks I might have to read the first three. I've read the Natchez Burning trilogy and really liked them 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love his books!! 4mo
LauraBeth I want to read this trilogy but the page count seems daunting! 4mo
avgeyer @LauraBeth they fly by, trust me! I couldn‘t put them down. 4mo
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Happy New Year! | Greg Roza
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Happy New Year to my favorite people on the Internet! Here‘s to a happy, healthy 2019 filled with books! 🎉🎉🎉

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Untitled | Anonymous
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These are my favorite reads from 2018, with the Natchez Burning trilogy taking the top spot. I read a lot of wonderful books this year, looking forward to even more in 2019!

Cinfhen My favorite LOL book is on your list!!!!! Yay!!! Loved 5mo
avgeyer @Cinfhen it was hilarious, I legitimately cackled more than once!! 5mo
Cinfhen Same!! I think I snorted!!! Out loud!!! At a really nice coffee shop 5mo
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avgeyer @Cinfhen 😂😂😂😂😂 5mo
Mdargusch More books I haven‘t read. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 5mo
Elma Love the Natchez Burning trilogy! Great choices! 5mo
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Another solid thriller from Iles. I think some people would be put off by some of the subject matter but the story was still very strong with many twists and turns. 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘m at 36 books for the year and I think that will probably be it for me since I doubt I will get another full read in by tomorrow! Didn‘t quite hit my goal but considering I had baby #2 in March i think this is pretty good!

LisaJo This summer I was in Mississippi so I visited Natchez cuz I am a big Greg Iles fan. I even went to the cemetery to visit the Turning Angel in person. If I could post a picture to this feed I would. But, alas, not yet Litsy. I do have a picture of it somewhere in my feed, but it‘s probably a while back. 5mo
avgeyer @LisaJo that‘s so cool! I would love to visit Natchez and see what it really looks like. 5mo
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Continuing on with Penn Cage during my lunch break!

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The Quiet Game | Greg Iles
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I LOVE this series. I am reading it a little out of order, as I already read the Natchez Burning trilogy (which technically is books 4-6, but you don‘t need to read the first three to be able to follow it). Penn Cage is a great protagonist. I love how this series involves so much history, particularly the racial and social climate of the South in the 60‘s. There are so many unpredictable twists in these books. Highly recommend. 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Ericalambbrown I just started Natchez Burning. My neighbors brought them over for me to borrow. I really like his writing style so far. 5mo
avgeyer @Ericalambbrown enjoy!! I read them at the beginning of the year and I couldn‘t put them down. Amazing story. 5mo
Ericalambbrown @avgeyer I can‘t believe I‘d never heard of this writer before they brought the books to me. 5mo
avgeyer @Ericalambbrown I felt the same way! 5mo
RJHowe Same with me. Feel for Natchez Burning now working through his amazing backlist. His life/publishing history is a thriller in itself. 5mo
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The Quiet Game | Greg Iles
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Everything is done.... finally relaxing! Merry Christmas everyone! 🎄🎄🎄

Dragon Merry Christmas! 💚🐉 5mo
avgeyer @Dragon same to you!! 5mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻 5mo
avgeyer @Bookzombie Merry Christmas!! 🎄 5mo
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Last Words | Michael Koryta
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Another solid thriller from Koryta. He has a knack for setting his stories in interesting, original places (in this one, the focus was caves) and then describing them in a way that makes you feel like you‘re there. Novak is a solid protagonist with many flaws that make him more likable. Looking forward to the next one in this series. 4 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

cassiopia Oh, this sounds interesting. I'll have to add it to my list. 5mo
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Last Words | Michael Koryta
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I really enjoyed the first book I read by Koryta (“Those Who Wish Me Dead” - SO good). Looking forward to this one. Also I will read literally anything that Stephen King endorses. 🤓🤓🤓