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Joined October 2016

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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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Not a shabby place to finish this one!

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The Nineties: A Book | Chuck Klosterman
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Lunch time reading with a view. Gotta love the “sky deck” the hospital gives the employees for lunch. It‘s too hot for the garden, so I‘ll take a rooftop.

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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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I decided to do some things out of my comfort zone. A celebrity book list AND audiobooks…. Not my typical things. But as I‘m listening, the protagonist keeps saying, “he‘s married”, responding to her forbidden attraction to this man. But I‘m just sitting in the car saying back, “he‘s your cousin!”. Did I only half listen and completely misunderstand Louis relationship? Being married is the last of her problems with that one🤦🏻‍♀️

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Hit one of the worst reading slumps in years. 2021 seemed a bit of a loss for me. But something clicked last week and the next thing I know, I‘m knee deep in these library books. It‘s like a heist movie and I just stole all the money and now I‘m rolling around in the money on the bed. It‘s exactly like that, only less sexy and way more nerdy.

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I have been in such a reading funk for the past 5 months. I think my anxiety got the best of me but now I‘m moving forward. Has anyone used audiobooks to help push them back to the page? I miss reading so much but have had the hardest time letting myself sit down and enjoy it. Any recommendations?

TheBookHippie I usually reread a childhood favorite and then an adult favorite. 2mo
wanderinglynn Yes, I used audiobooks to get back into reading after a reading slump. I started with old faves, books I had previously read. The bonus was that listening to them on audio gave me a new perspective on the story. 2mo
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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I bow down….I salute you….. I hate myself for how long it took me to read a Toni Morrison book. It was recommended that I read this one later, after I‘ve experienced her other writing. There was absolutely no reason. I can‘t get my hands on the rest of her work fast enough!

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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This was a used book, clearly. But all I can think about when I‘m reading this is my college professor who used to say, “if you are highlighting the entire chapter, you are not actually understanding anything”.🤣 #pemberlittens #chapter1

StayCurious There‘s a fun scene in Schitt‘s Creek where Alexis is highlighting her entire college textbook and David subtly/not so subtly teases her about it 😀 6mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Found this amazing copy for the buddy read. And although the independent bookstore owner informed me that Trump is allowing us to say “Merry Christmas” again, I‘m not letting that ruin my excitement for reading this classic for the first time. Too bad I won‘t be visiting that bookstore again 😕 #pemberlittens

sprainedbrain Ugh… people. 😩 Lovely copy, though!! 6mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Im with @sprainedbrain Ughm.. people. It's my 1st time reading as well. Lovely copy! 6mo
mollyrotondo Wow. What a mess. But the book is gorgeous! 6mo
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Chrissyreadit That‘s sad and odd in an Indie bookstore. But nice book! 6mo
bio_chem06 @Chrissyreadit that‘s what I thought, especially in Chicago!🤣 6mo
bio_chem06 @mollyrotondo I loved this copy! It looks great 6mo
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Silence for the Dead | Simone St. James
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I just couldn‘t finish this one. I‘m a little disappointed in this one. But hey, an author can‘t have 100% success every time, right?!

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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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I always hate having to admit when I haven‘t read something that seems to be a mainstay. My Midwestern & primarily white school system didn‘t help this fact, so I‘m working through the classics that took me so long to find. I can‘t wait to love Toni Morrison.

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1. Jonathan Tropper, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Stephen King (however, I expect this to change with my mood and time 🤪)
2. It seems so basic but I loved the name Hermione 3. Jesus and John Wayne #wonderouswednesday

Eggs ❤️ Hermione too ❤️ 7mo
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Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit | Eliese Colette Goldbach
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Got my new Chicago library card, FINALLY back to a routine and picking up my TBR.
I attempted this book earlier but I wasn‘t in the right head space. This time around I can totally recommend it to any of my Midwestern people.

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Joined a new book club in Chicago to meet new people again. It‘s a murderino kind of book club, so I think I‘ve found my people 🤣 This book is turning out to be terrible, not terrible writing, but terrible content that will keep me awake at night…

deeannloso Very sad 😞 and just…😡 7mo
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It‘s been a crazy few weeks. Accepted a new job, sold our house and moved my family from Ohio back to Chicago. It‘s been a bittersweet move but when you aren‘t getting paid your worth, it‘s time to move on. Especially as a healthcare worker during a pandemic #osuistheworst Unfortunately, it‘s been hard to get things read. I look forward to the slower pace now that we are settled in. Lots of pages to get caught up on.

Nute Congratulations on your new job! It is hard when we have to move away from home for the “right” pay, but it is important to be respected for your job capabilities and experience.🙂 7mo
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Obviously, this was going to be a great read.

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Seems like a pretty slow book month for October but I‘m sure some randos will find their way onto my list….

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I love a good celebrity memoir. Enjoying this read so much right now. I thought I was in a reading funk, turns out, I just didn‘t have a book that peaked my interest.

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Unexpected Chicagoland | Camilo J. Vergara, Tim Samuelson
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First time back home to Chicago to visit since Christmas before pandemic, OF COURSE I had to swing by Myopic books in Wicker park.

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Chapter 10 - see this nut? be like this nut!
#pemberlittens

nanuska_153 😂 11mo
Bookwormjillk 😂 11mo
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Found the cutest Etsy store (Quit Spooling Around), who makes these fun VHS movie bookmarks. Purchased a few for me & a third for my husband, I can assure you, Top Gun is not my favorite movie 🤣

rather_be_reading OMG HOW COOL!! I def have to check that out. 11mo
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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Chapter 5 or as I like to call it, “don‘t listen to my actual words, just know what I mean without telling you” 🙄 #pemberlittens

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Well, even though her writing was never perfect, I have majorly enjoyed every book Taylor Jenkins Reid has written. I‘m not the biggest fan of fiction books, so I‘m really judgy. The last 20 pages I rolled my eyes and said, “well, I hate this ending”. The last 10 pages I said, “ok it‘s not that bad”. The last 5 pages I said, “get over yourself, you actually loved it. Even the parts that annoyed you”. I give this book an A-

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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Well, don‘t tell them you‘re from Bath and definitely don‘t tell them you‘re in the navy… 🤣🤣 I‘m really loving this one. I had to force myself through the last couple, but I‘m head first into this one! #pemberlittens

TheBookHippie 😂😂😂😂 11mo
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To say I‘m excited about S.A. Cosby‘s new book is an understatement. But I have a busy month of reading ahead of me, staying with these 4.

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The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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#Movie2BookRecs #susansarandon 31. I made it! Finished the whole challenge. I really didn‘t like this book, so I never watched the movie. I can‘t think of a book that is similar that I could recommend 🤷🏻‍♀️

Klou That's great!! Well done! Thank you for playing this month! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #lupitanyongo 30. I really do love Lupita in everything. 12 Years was a tough book to read though. I‘m reminded of Lupita in Us and it makes me think of Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I loved.

Klou Great job! She's a fantastic actress! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #michellepfieffer 29. Who doesn‘t love Agatha Christie?!

Klou Fantastic! 11mo
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My Week with Marilyn | Colin Clark
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#Movie2BookRecs #emmawatson 28. So apparently Emma Watson was in this movie. I thought the movie was blah, but the book was pretty good. I‘ve heard it‘s not really true but oh well.

DivineDiana The book sounds interesting. Love a Hollywood story! According to the description, it is a biography, so sounds as if it is true. 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #lauradern 27. I love sports movies. I didn‘t read this one, but the Friday Night Lights books are great & honestly, you read one, you‘ve read them all 🤣

Klou Good pick! 11mo
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I don‘t know where it‘s going to go, but as usual, I‘m sucked in by the story already. I really do enjoy the worlds Jenkins Reid creates.

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#Movie2BookRecs #jessicachastain 26. The book was a little self indulgent but it was juicy enough to hold my attention. The movie was great and got the second time, I chose a movie with Idris on purpose, because…. You know, he‘s awesome! I‘m determined to finish this challenge for once, all the way to the end.

Klou This is my choice for this one too. I loved the movie, haven't read the book yet though. I have every faith that you'll make it to the end!! Not long to go now!! 11mo
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My Summer of Love | Helen Cross
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#Movie2BookRecs #emilyblunt 25. I wanted to pick something a little different. This is another one that I haven‘t read but I‘m intrigued because of the movie trailer.

Klou This must have been one of Emily Blunt's earlier movies. Good find! 11mo
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Sarah, Plain and Tall | Patricia MacLachlan
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#Movie2BookRecs #glennclose 24. These were my favorite books and movies when I was young. I don‘t know how they hold up, but I just don‘t see myself rereading or rewatching because I choose to keep it in my mind the way it was.

Klou It's best to leave childhood movies like that though isn't it 11mo
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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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#Movie2BookRecs #jenniferaniston 23. I loved both of these so much, just a fun story. But if you want a little more crazy family, mother/daughter dynamics, The Secret Life of Bees with Queen Latifah is a good one too.

Klou Great choices! 11mo
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Witches | Roald Dahl
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#Movie2BookRecs #annehathaway 22. Who doesn‘t love Roald Dahl?! I love the old movie as well, but you get the added bonus of Octavia Spencer who I just love watching in anything!

Klou I haven't seen this one yet but I want to! And yes, she's fantastic too. Good job! 11mo
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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#Movie2BookRecs #naomiwatts 21. I didn‘t watch this movie but I loved the book. If you want to really see terrible parents, Push by Sapphire with Gabourey Sidibe steering in the adaptation, just awful!

Klou Interesting. Great job! 11mo
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I am so excited about this library haul. I haven‘t looked this forward to my book choices in months.

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#Movie2BookRecs #helenabohnamcarter 20. This‘s book is in my TBR

Klou Wow she looked very young in this one! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #sigourneyweaver 19. I‘m not Lifetime movie person but Sigourney is great on this movie. Also, Halle Berry in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge book by Earl Mills.

Klou Good choice! 11mo
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TRUMBO | Bruce Cook
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#Movie2BookRecs #helenmirren 18. Both great recs. Also, Mudbound by Hillary Jordan with queen Mary J. Blige

Klou Fantastic! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #kieraknightly 17. I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time last year with the #pemberlittens group and it was great, so this was an obvious choice.

Klou Great book and movie! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #jodiefoster 16. Well, this book just made my TBR! Didn‘t even know about it.

Klou Looks great! 11mo
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Cloud Atlas | David Mitchell
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#Movie2BookRecs #halleberry 15. Unfortunately, I hated this book. I didn‘t even attempt the movie but I can‘t think of anyone who liked it. I only mention because I just needed people to know how much I disliked that book 😜 But I can get behind, Theirs Eyes Were Watching God by Zoe‘s Neale Hurston and the mini series with Halle.

readingjedi I thought it was OK but was immensely irritated that everyone else seemed to think it was wonderful 🤣 11mo
Klou It's not one I've tried reading yet. I've heard mixed reviews for it. 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #amyadams 14. Nocturnal Animals is a movie and book that has been in my TBR for a while. Although I can‘t recommend it, I want to read it. #mayarudolph in Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon for my woman of color with this monthly movie/book tie in challenge.

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Taking Lives | Michael Pye
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#Movie2BookRecs #angelinajolie 12. I didn‘t really enjoy this movie, so it‘s not really a recommendation, instead it‘s a warming for avoidance 🤣 Also, to help with the diversity of the list, A Perfect Guy with Sanaa Lathan. Written by Alan B McElroy who is known for his comic books.

Klou Great post! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #judydench 12. I loved this movie so much that I didn‘t want to read the book, just in case it ruined the movie for me. But I think this story would hold its own, so I will go on a limb and say that the book is probably great.

Klou Fantastic!! 11mo
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The Mountain Between Us | Charles Martin
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#Movie2BookRecs #katewinslet 11. This book and movie has been on my TBR for a while. So while I can‘t recommend it completely, Idris Elba is enough of a recommendation 🤣 however, Jon Krakauer‘s non fiction Into Thin Air is amazing, just like everything he‘s written.

Klou Both on my TBR too. Great post!! 11mo
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#Movie2BookRecs #juliaroberts 10. I haven‘t seen this movie but thought of all my choices, this one was the best option. But if you like Philip Seymour Hoffmann, Nobody‘s Fool, book and movie is great!

Klou Good job! 12mo
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Serena | Ron Rash
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#Movie2BookRecs #jenniferlawrence 9. Just don‘t bother with this movie…..

Klou Oh dear. What about the book? 12mo
bio_chem06 @klou just couldn‘t do it. I thought it was so boring, just like the movie 12mo
Klou @bio_chem06 oh that's a shame. 12mo
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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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#Movie2BookRecs #juliannemoore 8. I just recently read this book. It was an easy read but nothing overwhelmingly good. For some reason, I just couldn‘t see Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin as the lead. I didn‘t watch the movie because I‘m afraid I won‘t enjoy it. But she‘s in the new TV series Lisey‘s Story by Stephen King, so sign me up for that!

Klou Too bad you didn't enjoy the book very much. 12mo
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