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bio_chem06

bio_chem06

Joined October 2016

not listing every book ever read, I'll start from my Litsy beginning
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Another big summer read and another bail for me. I guess I‘m just not the nostalgia obsessed person like my peers.

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I‘m such a sucker for a journalistic true crime. But if I have to read another story about how our judicial system is just so damn broken, I might just cry.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Brontee
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It is a happy thing that time quells there longings of vengeance and hushes the promptings of rage and aversion.

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Worry: A Novel | Alexandra Tanner
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Bailedbailed

I tried. I powered through 100 pages. I think it might be generational or the fact that I‘m an only child, I‘m not sure, but I was so bored reading this book.

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Nobody's Fool | Richard Russo
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Mehso-so

I‘m a sucker for Paul Newman and I‘m a sucker for this movie. I finally convinced myself to read it. Although the jokes are still solid, I have to say, the movie was better.

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Hot take, I didn‘t really love or even enjoy this book….

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I‘m a sucker for a non fiction graphic novel.

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To Paradise | Hanya Yanagihara
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This was a tough one for a book club, but as usual Hanya‘s writing is so beautiful you let the 700+ page thing go.

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The Librarianist: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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I loved this book, but I don‘t understand the running away from home story and it‘s significance. Other than that, another success from Patrick Dewitt.

Writeme Agreed. That was quite the tangent! 5mo
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The Bookshop | R.A. Padmos
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Spending the New Year in Nashville and found a great book store in East Nashville. I describe it as small but mighty. Might hit Parnassus today because, obvi……

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The Rachel Incident: A novel | Caroline O'Donoghue
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Bailedbailed

I know this book is on all the lists, but I just couldn‘t get into it. I loved the cover though.

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Counting the Cost | Jill Duggar
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I‘m basically a book a day with this post op situation. Stupid gallbladder! But I‘m loving the fact that the stack of books next to my bed is significantly less than it was. And what I can say about this book, I‘m so glad that this girl married a guy who was not part of the fundamental church group like her parents. They seem to be great partners for each other and I hope it works out for them.

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Guilty pleasure celeb memoirs. Get me every time and of course I‘m enjoying it.

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I mean, who doesn‘t love Jimmy Dugan. This book was so fun!

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As if I wasn‘t jaded enough from working in healthcare, reading this didn‘t help….

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Silver Nitrate | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I was enjoying this book but by the last 60 pages, I started to not care how it ended. But I wouldn‘t say that I wouldn‘t recommend it.

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Sunshine Nails | Mai Nguyen
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This book was fun. Just some light fare that cleanses the reading palate. It was a debut & I look forward to reading more from the author. Full disclosure, these are 100% not my nails 🤣

dabbe 💛🤩💛 9mo
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I started this book because the author is a fellow Ohio native, and it was so good. Giving voices to a generation/race of people who were misunderstood and unjustly labeled.

jlhammar Sounds good. Just made the National Book Awards longlist, I think. 9mo
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I‘m on an audiobook tear….

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As always, late to the party but nothing better than an audio celebrity memoir.

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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Enjoying that long weekend lake life…..

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Taking Arthritis to School | DeeDee L. Miller, Tom Dineen
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Well, it‘s finally happened. Arthritis in my book holding hand. Anyone have any tricks to being able to hold books without causing pain. I thought 40 was supposed to be the new 30?! It doesn‘t feel like it!😡

TheBookHippie I use these DISUPPO Arthritis Compression Gloves Relieve Pain from Rheumatoid, RSI,Carpal Tunnel, Hand Gloves Fingerless for Computer Typing and Dailywork, Support for Hands and Joints (L, Black) https://a.co/d/0Dwv2Yr I have RA 10mo
Aimeesue Depends on where you‘re reading. In bed, I use my designated book pillow to prop my book or Kindle on. Sitting up, I use a pillow and/or wrist brace. Honestly, I mostly have to use my Kindle these days, as it‘s lighter than most books. RA makes me drop things. 10mo
LiteraryinLawrence I‘m jumping in too- I‘m 40 and was just diagnosed with RA. Sending love to my fellow Littens. @TheBookHippie I‘m going to look into that suggestion, thanks! 10mo
TheBookHippie @LiteraryinLawrence I hope they work for you! 10mo
bio_chem06 I hit the NSAIDS hard and just tried to reduce my thumb use for a few days. Luckily it‘s getting better & the swelling is down. Now I‘m working on physical therapy exercises. Aging is not for the weak🤣 10mo
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Mehso-so

I hate to say that this book wasn‘t great. The story is so interesting, but I found myself dragging and pushing to keep reading. I think maybe it could‘ve been my reading mood, so I am not discouraging anyone to read it. If anyone else felt this way, let me know what you thought.

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Sunday porch reading. This book is just delightful. It‘s predictable but I don‘t care, it‘s been a perfect summer read and I can‘t wait to immerse myself in all of Klune‘s fun worlds.

dabbe Wow! That is some porch! 🤩🤩🤩 10mo
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Sometimes you just have to take a break from podcasts. I know it‘s still audio, but it‘s still a break!

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Last book finished before camping is over. I don‘t find this book super heart wrenching, but I do think it‘s so brave when people tell their stories. My husband is 10 years sober and I never stop reading these stories, it helps me understand his journey better.

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The rain might have kept me in this tiny camper all evening, but I‘m not complaining. Finished this one and I don‘t regret it. Darker than his other works but I love Cosby‘s characters and I will continue to read everything he puts out.

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I still can‘t believe that when I rush home from work, this is where I get to read…

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Mehso-so

I think Christopher Palmer is more interesting in person. I wasn‘t blown away with this book but I think his research is very interesting.

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This was a heartbreaking but wonderful read. I love the perspective this book takes and it‘s so important to the story. I chose to edit the adoptive parents because like most of these stories, the victims shouldn‘t be overshadowed.

TheBookHippie Sadly this is mostly how it is and not unusual… foster care is so broken. 11mo
Aimeesue I remember this vividly from news reports at the time. Absolutely heartbreaking. 11mo
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Watergate: A New History | Garrett M. Graff
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Bailedbailed

I bailed on this one. It‘s not bad, I just don‘t think I‘m in the mood for such a long and deep book. This is not a reflection of the author but a reflection of my current reading mood. I will return to it when I‘m feeling a good nonfiction because the research and writing are good.

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I don‘t mean to keep doing this to myself but here we go. #depressing

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This book had me hooked in the first few chapters. A great dissection into the failure of the mental health system and also a good page turner even though you know the outcome.

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This book has been great so far. It‘s been a little challenging because my best friend is going through a pretty challenging mental health crisis right now, so it‘s a little triggering for me. But overall, I love the joyful stories about being kids and growing up. Def reminds me to be happy about the time I‘ve had and not dwell on the future I may not be able to control.

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I Can't Save You: A Memoir | Anthony Chin-Quee
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Bailedbailed

This had everything I would love about a memoir but I just never got into it. I would love to read a fiction book if he ever wrote one. I like his writing but it was lost on me for the tone of a memoir.

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This Old Dog | Martha Brockenbrough
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Old dog fell asleep on my book and I don‘t have the heart to wake her

dabbe Da sweetest girl! She reminds me of my sweet Pete. 🖤🐾🖤 12mo
bio_chem06 We need a hashtag for all the sweet black dog pictures. #litsyblackdogs 🐕‍🦺🤣 12mo
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Seemed a fitting choice under the current circumstances.

Amiable I‘m reading this right now, too. 12mo
bio_chem06 @Amiable it‘s incredible the fact that the others involved have been forgotten but Timothy McVeigh is always remembered. I do like the January 6th tie ins, just to remind us that domestic terrorism is alive & thriving 😭 12mo
Amiable @bio_chem06 I remember Terry Nichols. But I‘d forgotten that Michael Fortier was arrested, too. 12mo
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When in Key West, why not read about Key West?

Bklover You might also try 12mo
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Paris: The Memoir | Paris Hilton
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I won‘t ever think of Paris Hilton without thinking fierce, strong & boss bitch. Not many people over come abuse without drugs. And statistically, people with ADHD are more likely to become addicts. It‘s incredible that she survived.

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I don‘t understand all the hate for this book. I thought it was fun. It could‘ve been a little shorter, but that‘s my only gripe.

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Paris: The Memoir | Paris Hilton
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Of course I‘m reading this, I was a teen turning twenty in the early 2000s. 🤣

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I have the best view in Chicago and after weeks of working weekends, I don‘t feel one ounce of guilt about doing nothing but reading this entire book today. Happy memorial friends! #cheerswithabook

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I‘m enjoying my Sunday

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This was a really good read. But I couldn‘t help but feel history repeating itself, every time I turned the page😕

Aimeesue So sad for all of us. 😕 13mo
jlhammar Yes, exactly! Disturbing and disheartening for sure. 13mo
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Mehso-so

I‘m just finding myself not caring. I know I‘m really picky with fiction, but this took a long time to wrap up & I had to force myself to the finish line.

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I get my best reading done when I‘m camping….

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Sometimes you just have to let the cuddles take over everything….

dabbe Oh, sweet Lordy! Dat's da cutest pup! 💙🐾💙 14mo
bio_chem06 @dabbe he‘s dumb as a box of rocks but sweet as can be 🤣🤣 14mo
dabbe @bio_chem06 I'll take sweet any day of the week! 🤣💚🤗 14mo
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Beyond That, the Sea | Laura Spence-Ash
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I‘m a sucker for stories with time lines that follow the characters across decades. I thought this was a beautiful novel.

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Mehso-so

Unfortunately, this book was a little dragged out. It was a little heavy on the history that seemed a little unnecessary. The story was interesting, but I don‘t think I would recommend this to anyone with any type of remedial science background, it‘s too big on details that most would remember from high school science. A wiki article of this story would‘ve sufficed.😕

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Mehso-so

I really wanted this to be great, but unfortunately it fell flat of expectation.