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britt_brooke

Joined May 2016

bookstagram & goodreads: lit.erary.britt
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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⭐️⭐️ Shocking, gruesome violence and hot button societal issues are sure to garner attention. 🙄 I can appreciate how difficult it is to write a short story collection, but I DO NOT appreciate, nor respect, a fictionalized school shooting for entertainment value. Not in a short story. NOT EVER. And certainly not in this manner. (cont in comments) ⬇️

britt_brooke Further, the anti-abortion story made me want to barf, not because it was effective, but because it was so poorly executed. It was by far the worst story in this mediocre-at-best collection. “Finkelstein 5” and “Zimmer Land” were solid and are the only reason this is two stars instead of one. Beautiful cover, disappointing social satire. 1d
Caterina Oh dear... I bought this on sale for the Kindle a while back because of the rave reviews, but your criticisms have me feeling like I might rate it poorly as well. 😓 1d
britt_brooke @Caterina That‘s when I bought it as well. I expected more based on the amazing reviews. If you do read it, I‘d love to hear what you think. 1d
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Caterina I'll try to remember to tag you if I do read it! It's definitely plummeted in my Kindle TBR now though. So glad I saw your review! 1d
britt_brooke @Caterina 😁👍🏻 1d
saresmoore I only managed to get through Finkelstein 5 before I had to return this to the library. Don‘t think I‘ll pick it up again! Thanks for an honest review! 1d
britt_brooke @saresmoore That was by far the best story, at least. 😆 Ugh, I do not understand the love for this one. I truly don‘t think you‘d like the rest of it. 1d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My husband always says I never read anything he recommends. That‘s not *entirely* true, but anyway, this is for him. 😙 Fur trapper Hugh Glass is grotesquely mauled by a grizzly bear & left for dead by the men tasked with helping him. But - surprise! - he doesn‘t die. This novelization (w/ liberties) of actual events is about survival & revenge. The west was wild, y‘all. Punke‘s writing is rich & solid. I hate when my husband‘s right.

TK421 I need to finish this. 2d
britt_brooke @TK421 It starts kind of slow, but once Glass‘s “adventures” pick up, it‘s quite entertaining. 2d
alanacristin This was one of the most painful viewing experiences of my life 😭 i loathed this movie. I wonder if the book would go down better (They usually do, right?) now I'm curious to try it after reading your review! 😂 2d
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Daisey I still haven‘t read this one, but it sounds like one I need to read. 2d
britt_brooke @alanacristin I haven‘t seen the film and I don‘t plan to. 🙈 The bear attack is graphic in the book, but I wasn‘t completely repulsed. 2d
alanacristin @britt_brooke that's encouraging! 😁 2d
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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▶️🎧 #FridayBlack | Started this short story collection yesterday, but not listening right this sec because we‘re at the park. Grabbing some extra 👣 by walking laps while my 5 year old plays. We are so fortunate to have this AMAZING all-inclusive playground nearby. It‘s for kids of all abilities and really warms my heart. There‘s even a swing (not pictured) that can accommodate a wheel chair. 💚

Happy Monday! ☀️
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wanderinglynn That‘s lovely! And way to go getting your steps in! 🙌🏻 2d
dariazeoli Sounds wonderful! Nice work with those step goals 👍 2d
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#bookfitnesschallenge #week2 | My #motivation are these two sweet little goofballs (almost* 7 yr old on the left, 5 yr old on the right). My 5 yr old is a giant!! 😆 Today, they had soccer then we went swimming for two hours at the Y. It‘s been a fun, active day. I have to stay healthy for them, plain and simple.

Hope everyone has a great week! 👟💪🏻🚴🏻‍♀️👣📚

wanderinglynn Super cute! 💜 And way to go! 🙌🏻 What a fun day! 4d
kspenmoll Best way to exercise! What a pose! Cuties! 4d
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn Thank you! 💚 4d
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britt_brooke @kspenmoll They crack me up with their poses. Cool dudes. 😎😎 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Adorbs... x2! 4d
Tamra Cuties! 💚💚 4d
britt_brooke @Tamra Thank you! 🥰 4d
Leftcoastzen Wow , they are really growing fast , so cute ,sounds like a fun day. 4d
CoverToCoverGirl What handsome boys! Both of mine a grown now but I remember those days. 😊 4d
LeahBergen They‘re getting so big!!! 😭😭 4d
BookwormAHN Sounds like you had a great day 👏🏻 4d
saresmoore Oh my goodness, your babies! 😍♥️ 4d
4thhouseontheleft So cute! 💜 4d
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Thanks! They‘re growing way too fast. Little dude starts kindergarten in August. 😭 4d
britt_brooke @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you! 🥰 4d
britt_brooke @LeahBergen 😭 It‘s killing me. My youngest starts kindergarten in August. 4d
britt_brooke @BookwormAHN It was a lot of fun! 4d
Clwojick Adorable! Glad you all had a great day! 😊 3d
guinsgirlreads Super cute! 3d
britt_brooke @Clwojick Thank you! 🥰 3d
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Halfway There | Susan Mallery
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🤓 A month ahead of schedule. I can‘t help it, I‘m a goals/numbers person and like to compete with myself. This is a true #blamelitsy moment for me. 😆 Before I joined this fantastic community 3 years ago, my one-year record was 52 (which, don‘t get me wrong, is awesome), however, my reading has increased so much because of all of you fabulous readers! What great influences you are! 😙😙

HeatherBookNerd Hot damn!!! 5d
RealLifeReading Hooray! 5d
baes Your halfway goal is just about my yearly goal. Way to go!!! 5d
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CoverToCoverGirl 👏📚 5d
marleed Congratulations! 5d
BarbaraBB So many books, and that with two kids: impressive! On to the next 70! 💜 5d
Cinfhen Great!!!! I‘m still behind on posting those reviews... that‘s the real challenge 🙄 5d
Kalalalatja Litsy is such a big motivator! Well done 👏👏👏 5d
Freespirit Fantastic work. I agree Litsy motivates me to vary my reading and has introduced me to some brilliant books. My goal is 50 so I'm in awe of everyone else's goals! (edited) 5d
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd @baes @BarbaraBB Audiobooks account for probably half. That‘s the only way I have time for this many. 😄🎧 4d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It IS a challenge. I try to do them right away, but it doesn‘t always work out. It helps that my reviews are super short. 😆 4d
britt_brooke @Freespirit Litsy is the reason I started reading graphic novels and listening audiobooks in addition to physical and ebooks. There‘s so much more out there than I ever realized. 💚 4d
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Brutally Honest | Melanie Brown, Louise Gannon
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ What the what? I grabbed this recent Audible deal not knowing much about Mel B‘s life. She goes deep into her past relationships including a quite messed up marriage that lasted 10 years, produced her third daughter, & yielded 50+ sex tapes (some w/ disturbing content). That husband was a real piece of ... work. Scary Spice has been through some shit & does not sugarcoat nor discount the unhealthy ways she coped. Brutally honest, indeed.

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#bookfitnesschallenge #BFC | Week one complete! I missed my spin goal due to an unplanned trip to Kentucky because my MIL is in the hospital (she‘s ok).

🎧 3 audiobooks (goal 2/week)
🚴🏻‍♀️ 15 miles (goal 30mi/week)
💪🏻 3x
🥵 other cardio (stairclimber, rower, and a very short run)
👣 Exceeded 10k everyday except 1, but got 14k one day, so I‘m calling it good.

Hope everyone had a sweaty first week!

wanderinglynn Great first week! 🙌🏻 5d
DivineDiana 👏🏻👍🏻💪🏻 5d
youneverarrived Fab 👏 5d
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VanChocStrawberry Mine was sweaty, but yours is an inspiration! Great job! 5d
BarbaraJean “Sweaty first week”—🤣 Glad your MIL is okay! Great job on your goals this week. 💪🏼 5d
baes Wow, awesome job.! 5d
4thhouseontheleft Great job! I sometimes have a 5d
BookwormAHN Fantastic 👏🏻 5d
TheSpineView Great start! 5d
Sharpeipup Off to a great start! Glad MIL is okay... 5d
britt_brooke @VanChocStrawberry You are too kind - thank you! ☺️ 5d
britt_brooke @BarbaraJean Thank you! 💚 5d
britt_brooke @baes Thanks!! 5d
Caterina Glad your mother in law is doing okay, and great job with your goals!! 🎉 5d
britt_brooke @Caterina Thank you! 💚 5d
guinsgirlreads Great week! Hope all is well ❤️ 5d
Megabooks Fantastic! Glad your MiL is okay. I thought of you when I was in Nashville this week! 5d
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 💚 How are you doing, btw?? 5d
Megabooks @britt_brooke Foot and ankle better! I‘m weaning off the boot! Found a car for dad, so he‘s happier. Overall, things are good. 👍🏻😊 5d
britt_brooke @Megabooks That‘s great news!! 5d
Clwojick Way to go! These are awesome stats!hopefully your MIL is healing nicely. 3d
britt_brooke @Clwojick Thanks a bunch! 3d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This is a really cute and generally well-executed adaptation, however, the lack of scleras made the eyes look a bit odd. I know that‘s nit picky, but I‘m just being honest. Otherwise the illustrations are really beautiful. Anne still touched my heart.

QueenJen I don't think it's not picky at all. I won't read some comics/graphic novels if I don't like the art style!😉 6d
britt_brooke @QueenJen Thanks - that makes me feel better. 💚 The weird thing is that otherwise, I liked the art. Just, those eyes were a strange choice. 6d
sammisho I don't like those eyes at all! 😬 6d
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Jen_Reads Those eyes creep me out and remind me more of the button eyes in Coraline than an actual eye. 6d
Swe_Eva @Jen_Reads That's exactly what I was thinking! 6d
rretzler I‘m kind of freaked out by the noses being a different color than the rest of the face, though the eyes do remind me of Coraline too. 6d
Caroline2 Yeahhhh, the eyes and nose are weird!! 😧 6d
LeahBergen Ewwww! 😳 6d
britt_brooke @sammisho @Jen_Reads @Swe_Eva @rretzler @Caroline2 Totally reminiscent of Coraline. The noses are odd, too. The more I look at the faces, the weirder they become! 🙈 5d
Swe_Eva @britt_brooke That's true too - her nose looks like a cartoon spaceship. 😂 😂 😂 5d
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On Drinking | Charles Bukowski
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#bookmail | Bukowski on stuff. 🐱📝🍷

Leftcoastzen Yay! Where‘s Bukowski” On blowing your advance at the race track”?😂 7d
CaliforniaCay Yas! I've only read one Bukowski book so far but I loved it so much I wanna read every word he's ever written! 7d
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen 🤣💸💸💸 7d
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britt_brooke @CaliforniaCay That‘s what happened to me. I started with Ham in Rye and loved it! I‘ve only read a few of his other books so far, but I‘d love to get through them all one day. (edited) 7d
Anna40 Loved Ham on Rye, not much his other books 6d
britt_brooke @Anna40 I loved Ham on Rye, too, but was a bit underwhelmed with the other two I‘ve read so far: Factotum and Hot Water Music. I loved his poetry collection On Love, though. (edited) 5d
Anna40 Never read any of his poetry. Thanks for the tip! :) 5d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I honestly can‘t believe it‘s been 25 years since Cobain‘s death. His friend and former manager has penned an intimate look at the brilliant, but troubled artist during the peak of Nirvana‘s fame through his tumultuous last days. This is an honest and touching tribute, though admittedly biased (naturally). It‘s an excellent companion to the meticulously detailed Michael Azzerad biography.

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In the Woods | Tana French
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ French is a slow-burn expert. I‘m not usually one for thrillers/mysteries, but when the writing is this solid, I‘m all in. Her characters are well-fleshed & believable; the atmospheric setting is easy to visualize. I was there residing in the Knocknaree wood, totally creeped out. This crime within a crime creates the right amount of speculation & distrust. I disagree with those not satisfied with the outcome. It was just right.

Itchyfeetreader I finished this a week or so ago. I loved the ending but am left itching to know what really happened! 1w
Johanna414 I‘m definitely in the same camp as you- I loved the ending! 1w
whippoorwill815 I mean, I get why people didn‘t like it, but I‘m with you on this one too! 1w
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bookishrantings I LOVE TANA FRENCH! So glad you liked this too. 1w
britt_brooke @bookishrantings I‘m looking forward to reading more of the Dublin Murder Squad books. My first of hers was The Witch Elm. I love her attention to detail and character development. 💚 1w
britt_brooke @Itchyfeetreader @Johanna414 @whippoorwill815 A lot of people want tidy endings, but that‘s not realistic sometimes. I would love to know what happened to Adam‘s friends, though. 1w
batsy I've had her on my TBR forever and your review makes me want to get to it, like, now 😆 1w
Cathythoughts I loved this one too. I have Witch Elm ... must read soon ♥️👍🏻 1w
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I can‘t wait to read more. I might start The Likeness next. 1w
britt_brooke @batsy 😆 I think you‘ll like this. 1w
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Enjoying this so far. Hard to believe Cobain has been gone 25 years.

Leftcoastzen Shocking how fast the years go.Wish he hung around longer. 1w
CBee Really want to read this one! 1w
Melissa_J 25 years? Wow! Time really does fly. 1w
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britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen I know. It‘s a damned shame. 1w
britt_brooke @CBee It‘s really good so far. I read the nirvana biography Come as You Are last year and this is a great companion to it. 1w
britt_brooke @Melissa_J Crazy, isn‘t it?! 1w
wanderinglynn Last night I watched the Netflix documentary on Robert Johnson (ReMastered: Devil at the Crossroads) and it brought up the 27 Club—brilliant musicians (and other artists) who died at age 27. Cobain was one of them. Although I know otherwise, it‘s still spooky how many of them there are. 1w
britt_brooke @wanderinglynn Adding that to my watch list - thanks! 1w
AmyG I liked this book, too. 1w
wanderinglynn @britt_brooke it was really interesting. 👍🏻 1w
8little_paws And on my 12th birthday no less 1w
Lizpixie I can‘t wait to read this 1w
CBee @britt_brooke aaaaand that one is on Mount TBR now 😂😂😂 1w
britt_brooke @CBee 😄💚 1w
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The Catcher in the Rye | J. D. Salinger
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Happy Mother‘s Day! 💐✨🥂

Leftcoastzen Great Quote! 1w
vivastory 😂 BTW I am still going to send you the Coates book. I haven't had a chance to go to the post office! 1w
britt_brooke @vivastory Jeez, get it together, Scott! 😆 Just kidding, no rush. And thank you! 1w
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Jaimelire Yes, and I remind my kids of this. Keeps them in line😉 1w
merelybookish Truth! Happy Mother's Day! 💐 1w
britt_brooke @Jaimelire 😆😆😆 1w
britt_brooke @merelybookish Thanks, and same to you! 1w
BooknerdsLife Hahaaaa Thats very true! 🤣🤣🤣👍🏼 1w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻😳😂😂 1w
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#IMomSoHard | Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I grabbed this book on a trusted friend‘s recommendation. I haven‘t seen their series but, you guys, these are MY kind of moms. Kristin is basically me, except I *do* love banana-flavored candy. It‘s honest &hilarious while discussing some very real issues about life & parenting. It‘s the most relatable “mom book” I‘ve ever read. Kristin & Jen remind us that we‘re not alone which is so important to remember on the toughest days.

JoScho I haven‘t read it yet but I adore them! They are so funny. The video they do with Spanx is hilarious! 2w
Suet624 Their videos make me laugh so hard. 2w
BooksTeasAndBookishThings I read this in one sitting and laughed so hard ❤️ they are such genuine people and friends! I am so glad you read it and even more that you liked it 🙌 2w
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BooksTeasAndBookishThings Also, they are coming to Nashville in July ❤️ 2w
britt_brooke @JoScho @Suet624 I have seen a couple of fb videos, but I clearly have some catching up to do. 💚 2w
britt_brooke @BooksTeasAndBookishThings Thanks for putting this on my radar! I loved it. 2w
Reviewsbylola Do you know how they compare to Cat & Nat? I haven‘t heard of these women but I love Cat & Nat! 1w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I don‘t know Cat & Nat, but I‘ll be sure to look them up! 1w
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A day late: #hellothursday #bookfitnesschalleng

1. I‘m truly 50/50, but I‘ll say cardio just because I‘m a spinning addict 🚴🏻‍♀️🎶
2. Gym, simply because of all the machines at my disposal + childcare
3. Audiobooks for lifting, music for cardio
4. I love hiking with my family
5. My favorite - and best - workout is always spin. I can really push myself, there‘s excellent music, and I have several spin buddies that help make it less painful.

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 🙌🏻 2w
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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⭐️⭐️ “Now, I ain‘t sayin‘ she a gold digger” .... actually, yeah. I am. Holiday “Holly” Golightly is a beautiful, charismatic opportunist and a fraud. As expected, Capote‘s writing is fantastic, but I detested its “American Geisha.” I appreciate that for a book published in the late 1950s, Golightly‘s language and behavior is quite brazen, but even that couldn‘t save the story for me.

Reviewsbylola I still haven‘t read this one. Sounds like theres no need to move it up on my TBR! 1w
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In the Woods | Tana French
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The 5 year old and I are grabbing a few pages while the 6 year old (almost 7 😭) practices soccer. It‘s a beautiful evening in middle Tennessee! ☀️ #raisingreaders

AuthorErinHuss Love the shirt! 2w
Tera66 This book wasn't what I expected, but I really enjoyed it. Great picture!💖 2w
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britt_brooke @Tera66 Thanks! 💚 I‘m really into this book and am mad I don‘t have more time to sit down and get through it. This is my second Tana French, the first being The Witch Elm, and I‘m impressed with her ability. 2w
SaturnDoo It has been a nice evening here in Mid-TN. I spent some time outside reading too😊 Lovely pic of y'all ❤❤❤ 2w
britt_brooke @SaturnDoo Thanks! 💚 We‘re loving this weather. (edited) 2w
Reviewsbylola Love Tana French! This is a good one! Is you little guy reading Dog Man? I wasn‘t too familiar with DM until the book fair. All the first graders seemed super into it so I bought the first book for G. 1w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola He‘s reading a superhero guidebook of some sort. Justice League, maybe. He‘s obsessed with these kinds of character encyclopedias. 😆 But, but my other son loves Dog Man!! He‘s read all that have been published thus far and we‘ve preordered the next one which comes out in August (I think). (edited) 1w
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Emma | Jane Austen, James Kinsley, Adela Pinch
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I had to finally read this considering Clueless is my all-time favorite movie. Unfortunately, the fun of figuring out how each character & situation adapted to the updated film version is the only reason I got through this. Though the full-cast audio narration is fab, it didn‘t quite save the boring story & dull characters. I might be dodging tomatoes here, but I after finally reading P&P a few years ago, & now this, I‘m not into Austen.

BooksTeasAndBookishThings And this is my least favourite Austen, but I absolutely LOVE P&P. It is to this day my favourite classic ❤️ At least you know, though, but even as someone who loves P&P, I agree this one is her worst IMO 2w
britt_brooke @BooksTeasAndBookishThings After reading a few reviews, it seems like most people agree with you in this being their least favorite. 2w
BooksTeasAndBookishThings She is just not a worthy heroine, and the plot itself seems... meh. Even for back then lol 2w
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Reviewsbylola @meredith3 agree with you. 😆 She‘s only read Northanger Abbey and it‘s safe to say she‘ll probably never read Austen again! 1w
Reviewsbylola And actually, Emma is probably on of my favorite Austens, behind Mansfield Park. 😂 1w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 😆 Happy I‘m not alone! @Meredith3 1w
Meredith3 Read her shit, hated it 🥴 1w
britt_brooke @Meredith3 Yeah, I was really generous giving 3 stars. 😬 I just don‘t like her characters. And the stories I‘ve read are boring and trite. 1w
Meredith3 Yes! So boring! 😴 1w
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Gabbing a few post-spin pages. Happy Monday, Littens! ☕️

Ashley_Nicoletto I LOVE that read weird pin. 2w
britt_brooke @Ashley_Nicoletto I can‘t recall who makes it, but I found it in a bin at my local indie. 💚 2w
Josiedlove Happy Monday 2w
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Player Piano | Kurt Vonnegut
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ It‘s funny that the one Vonnegut novel I had yet to read was the one he published first. In this satirical take on his time at General Electric, we are dropped into a post World War III mechanized dystopia. Automation has taken over menial jobs rendering some folks to perceive themselves as useless. A fight to take the world back from the machines ensues. As with many Vonnegut novels, this holds even more societal relevance today.

catiewithac I‘ve tried to read this 3 times! It‘s boring compared with his other novels. 2w
britt_brooke @catiewithac It‘s definitely not his best, though I appreciate the idea. I switched between print and audio so that helped with the boring bits. 2w
Leftcoastzen So ahead of his time . I love his BS detector on corporate rah rah ism. 2w
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SleepyDragon Recent talk of universal salary reminded me of this book. It took me a while to get around to this one as well, though I liked it once I read it. It's more straight social commentary than his other books, but I enjoy that kind of thing. 2w
britt_brooke @SleepyDragon It‘s a bit drier than his others. I expected that which is why I kept putting it off. 2w
TK421 I keep puting off reading God Bless You Mr Rosewater. @cobwebmoth highly recommends it as my Vonnegut starting point. 2w
britt_brooke @TK421 I think it‘s a good starting point, too. 👍🏻 @cobwebmoth 2w
TK421 @cobwebmoth and I are going to be at Parnassus books on Friday evening.😊 1w
britt_brooke @TK421 Hope you guys love it!! 💚 If you have time, grab a donut at Fox‘s Donut Den (same shopping center). 1w
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#bookfitnesschallenge | Count me in! If you‘re interested, check out Lynn‘s page for the sign up form.

My weekly goals:
🎧 2 audiobooks (12 total)
🚴🏻‍♀️ spin 30 miles
💪🏻 weights + other cardio 3x
🏃🏼‍♀️ slowly start running again
👣 at least 10k steps a day

Thank you for the motivating challenge, Lynn! Can‘t wait to see everyone‘s weekly progress!

Cinfhen Warrior woman 🙌🏻❣️😘 3w
Kaye Good for you ! Great goals 💕 3w
4thhouseontheleft Your goals are similar to mine for the last 4 weeks of the challenge, when I am cleared by my doctor to exercise again! 🤞🤞🤞 I miss spin. 3w
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Ashley_Nicoletto I LOVE THIS IDEA. anything that gets people moving. 🙌🏼 3w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 🥰 Now, if I could just control the damned fork! 😆 3w
britt_brooke @Kaye Thank you! 💕 3w
britt_brooke @4thhouseontheleft 🙌🏻🚴🏻‍♀️ Spinning is my favorite! Hope you‘re feeling better soon! 3w
britt_brooke @Ashley_Nicoletto Agree!! 🙌🏻 I‘m happy to see that @wanderinglynn has gotten such a great response. 3w
Cinfhen Oh, you use a fork?!?? Most of my trouble foods don‘t involve ANY utensils😜 🍰🧁🍫🍪🍩🥨 (edited) 3w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 🤣🤣🤣 3w
Reviewsbylola I really should join this but I‘m so unmotivated. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 3w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Come on!! 💪🏻 3w
Kaye 💚 2w
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Thanks a bunch for this challenge, Melissa! 🤗#nonfiction2019

kspenmoll Congrat! Some great books!!!🎉🎉 3w
Addison_Reads Great job! 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Congratulations 🎉. Good for you! That‘s wonderful! 3w
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SW-T Impressive! Great job 😊 3w
RealBooks4ever Congratulations!! 🏆🎉 3w
britt_brooke @SW-T Thank you! 3w
Amiable Yay! Great job! Which book was your favorite? (edited) 3w
britt_brooke @Amiable Thanks! 💚 There were so many great ones. Becoming and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings were my favorites, but I also loved Chelsea Handler‘s new one and Gross Anatomy. Those were all 5 stars. Oh, and The Best Cook in the World was absolutely wonderful! (edited) 3w
Amiable @britt_brooke Thanks for the heads up on some good titles! I also enjoyed “Becoming” for this challenge and had already read “Caged Bird,” but haven‘t read the others you‘ve mentioned. (edited) 3w
Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3w
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Reviewsbylola Damnnnnnnnn! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola ☺️☺️☺️ 3w
Megabooks Awesome!! Great job! 3w
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 💚 3w
Smarkies Great job! I may probably only get a couple of columns covered for mine. 😂😂 2w
britt_brooke @Smarkies That‘s still an accomplishment! 2w
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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April was audio-heavy due to home renovation and yard with. Pretty fab reading month!

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The Best Cook in the World
Gross Anatomy
Life Will Be the Death of Me
The Poet X

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Between the World and Me
Blitzed
Get Your Shit Together
I Miss You When I Blink
My Southern Journey
Theft by Finding
White Elephant
You‘ll Grow Out of It

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Normal People
Petty
Unicorn Crossing

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Daisy Jones & The Six
I Owe You One

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego A good month! 📖💖 3w
Reviewsbylola Great month! 👏🏻 3w
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻😁😁😁 3w
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You'll Grow Out of It | Jessi Klein
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was unfamiliar with comedy writer and stand up comedian Jessi Klein prior to this, but I grabbed it on a friend‘s recommendation. Humorous personal stories are an audio dream. Klein amuses with essays about female expectations (both general and specific), her comedy career, and fertility struggles. My favorite essay was “Get the Epidural.” I wish I hadn‘t waited until hour 11 for mine. This collection was just what I needed. 👇🏻

britt_brooke By the way: I‘m so over reviews stating that an author is oblivious to her/his privilege as if it is something that has to be blatantly addressed. Everyone deserves to tell their story. Good freaking grief. 3w
Mdargusch I agree! 👍🏼 3w
britt_brooke @Mdargusch Thank you! 3w
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Reggie https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD8uew4WQfk I found out about her on the Moth when she told her story about being an SNL writer. She‘s so funny. This video makes me like her even more. 3w
britt_brooke @Reggie Such a funny clip! Thank you for the link. 💚 3w
mdhughes72 I loved this book. 3w
Megabooks Agree about the privilege for sure. This wasn‘t great for me, but I‘m glad you liked it!!! 3w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ There‘s no doubt Rooney‘s writing is exquisite. Marianne and Connell are intricate, believable characters placed in real situations; both mundane and pivotal. I love a dark and miserable character study, I really do, but I just got sooo tired of their little song and dance. Oy, were they insufferable and exhausting. Maybe that was the point? I don‘t know. Loved the writing, and bits of the story, but overall, it was just okay.

Reviewsbylola SO EXHAUSTING! I can‘t remember how many stars I gave this one but I practically wanted to cry when it was over, from sheer relief. 3w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I wanted to choke them both. 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I read this in print in 2017, but I‘ve been working on the interior of our house, and well, Sedaris on audio is ALWAYS a great distraction. So, I‘ve been doing a bit of audio multitasking lately. I was fortunate enough to meet this delightful weirdo (twice) and get my book signed. Love him! This will likely appeal mostly to those who have read some of his other work. It‘s serious in the beginning, but his dry, dark humor still permeates.

Reviewsbylola I‘m listening to Sedaris right now! I haven‘t read this one yet. 3w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Which one are you listening to? 3w
Reviewsbylola Calypso. I read a hard copy so now I‘m doing an audio rereading. 😄 3w
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britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola 💚 I loved Calypso. The essay about his, uh, gastrointestinal issues killed me. I think I listened to it 3 times in a row. 3w
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola @britt_brooke The parts about his fit bit in calypso cracked me up!!! 3w
britt_brooke @Megabooks Yes!! 😆 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I originally started reading the #PhoebeandHerUnicorn books as a way to connect with my 9 year old niece, but honestly, they are just fun little palate cleansers. Adorable illustrations and smart writing plus some great life lessons. Now, to mail this to my sweet niece so she can read it and add it to her collection. 🦄💕✨

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Someone evidently offloaded their #NickHornby collection at Goodwill, so I snatched them up. Some of the others will be rereads. In all, it‘s a fab #bookhaul for just $9!

@Reviewsbylola - Isn‘t The Polysyllabic Spree one of your favorites?

ElizaMarie Never read any of his. Maybe I should check them out? 4w
britt_brooke @ElizaMarie I‘ve only read one of his books, but it‘s been so long ago, I remember nothing about it. Hoping these are good! 4w
Reviewsbylola Yes!!!! Love Polysyllabic and Housekeeping v. the Dirt is also part of the collection. I‘ve read a few of his fiction too, including How to Be Good. I need to read more! I love that you got Sedaris too! 4w
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola I love Sedaris! I‘ve read Holidays on Ice a few times but somehow didn‘t own a copy. I‘m listening to Theft by Finding right now. It‘s a reread, but sometimes you just need some Sedaris on audio to reset your brain. 💚 4w
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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“...literature moves him.”

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Everybody‘s weird. Love it!

Bookartbookmarks 🙌👏 4w
LauraJ The weirder the better! 4w
britt_brooke @LauraJ 🙌🏻 Yes!! 4w
Cathythoughts 👍🏻♥️ 4w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alert! I‘m on f*ck overload. No, it‘s not as fun as it sounds. 🙃 I give way too many f*cks, often about things that really aren‘t all that important. Hilarious and frank, Sarah Knight has encouraged me in a way that the self-aggrandizing Rachel Hollis could never. This book about prioritizing is exactly what I needed while in the midst home renovation. I haven‘t read her other books yet, but I will! And the foul language works for me.

nvhXesq Yay! This has made my day! 1mo
britt_brooke @nvhXesq I‘m so glad you posted about this book when you did. Just what I needed! 🤗 1mo
CouronneDhiver 😂😂 I‘m on overload most of the time too. Need fewer 1mo
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britt_brooke @CouronneDhiver I make myself crazy with all the f*cks I give. Why are we like this?? 😬😆 1mo
BibliOphelia I need this. Seriously. 1mo
britt_brooke @BibliOphelia Yes! It‘s a great, quick little read with some good tips. Plus, it‘s really funny. 1mo
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Petty: The Biography | Warren Zanes
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ As a teen, Petty found respite from his father‘s abuse by penning songs and making music. Gainesville was a burgeoning music scene in the late 60s/early 70s, birthing many successful acts. It‘s where bassist Tom Petty form the locally popular Mudcrutch. As we know, he eventually found commercial success with The Heartbreakers. This comprehensive biography presents Petty‘s prolific decades-long career, family tumult, friendships, and drugs.

Megabooks Sounds good! I miss him. 1mo
kyraleseberg Oh, my heart. I'm still not over his sudden death. Such a brilliant songwriter. 1mo
Theaelizabet TP! Miss him. 1mo
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britt_brooke @Megabooks 💔 There was so much I didn‘t know. It‘s a good read! 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Cracking into this one! I won it recently on IG. I‘m in love with the cover even though the reason the bookstagrammer who gave it away did so because he hated the cover (he liked the book and bought a different edition). 😆 #booksandbrews

Tera66 This picture❤, this looks like an amazing reading space and refreshment. 1mo
britt_brooke @Tera66 Thank you! 💚 1mo
8little_paws Lol I know what guy you're talking about with the giveaway 😂 1mo
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britt_brooke @8little_paws 😆 He cracks me up! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love your living room, especially the dark walls, so cool! 🖤 1mo
Cathythoughts I hope you like it ... look forward to your thoughts ( I loved it ) ♥️👍🏻 1mo
Cathythoughts Echoing @erzascarletbookgasm I love your living room too 1mo
britt_brooke @erzascarletbookgasm @Cathythoughts Thank you all so much! 🤗 1mo
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White Elephant: A Novel | Julie Langsdorf
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ah, I do enjoy a good suburban satire. Langsdorf focuses on three main families living in an established fictional DC suburb. All have different expectations. As McMansions threaten to take over the smaller, but charming original homes, a classic fight over trees ignites political unease. All hell breaks loose in this darkly humorous take on suburban life. Satire soothes my soul. I love when we can tastefully poke fun at real issues.

BarbaraBB Great review! 1mo
Cathythoughts Sounds really good ♥️👍🏻stacked 1mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Thank you!! 1mo
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britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I think you‘ll like it! 1mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly I think you‘ll like it! 💚 1mo
ferskner I'm so glad you liked it, and what a gorgeous photo! 1mo
britt_brooke @ferskner Thank you! 💚 I need to take more book photos while my azalea still looks this pretty. 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ In an effort to burst her privileged bubble, Handler, with the aid of her brilliant, unflagging therapist, unearths who she is & why. After suffering a significant loss as a child, her already awkward family shifted. This memoir is a departure from her humorous essays, & while the wit is still there, this is some heavy shit. I appreciate her openness. The way her pieces came together made sense. It‘s never too late to work on yourself.

britt_brooke @vivastory 😆 That‘s my favorite of her titles. 1mo
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Such a fantastic read! #ebookdeal #dailydeal

Hollie I loved the audio for this one! 1mo
britt_brooke @Hollie I‘m planning to listen as a reread at some point. 💚 1mo
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Gross Anatomy | Mara Altman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Altman divulges the weird shit we deal with as women in a hilarious and informative manner. From body hair to tush functions to camouflaging the “toe,” she boldly discusses personal experiences and reservations while also conducting valid research. Think of a less boring Mary Roach (sorry; I like your books but they‘re dry as hell) with an blunt and dark sense of humor. I actually snorted, you guys. Loved every second!

baes Omg this sounds amazing. 😂😂 1mo
Kappadeemom Sounds good!! 1mo
britt_brooke @baes @Kappadeemom It‘s such a great read. Hope you all check it out! 1mo
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Reviewsbylola Omg, so agree about Mary Roach. I loved Stiff but that was mostly because, ya know, dead bodies. Her other books bored me to tears. Stacking this one. 1mo
Reviewsbylola And damn, you know you‘ve written a glowing review when you have 14 stack adds in an hour! 1mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola It makes me so happy when there are a lot of stacks, especially so fast. I think you‘ll like this one. And thank you for agreeing with me on Roach! 🙌🏻 (edited) 1mo
JamieArc I think this is the most stacks I‘ve seen for one post 😊 1mo
britt_brooke @JamieArc Whoa, 31?! It‘s by far the most stacks I‘ve ever gotten. 🙌🏻 Such a great read. This makes me happy!! 1mo
Megabooks I have this in my list! I always love your reviews! I was down in your neck of the woods at Vanderbilt hospital today. Lots of traffic for the draft! 4w
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thank you! 🤗💚 Hope you‘re doing ok?? My husband works downtown and says the traffic/crowds have been bonkers all week. He has a VIP pass to the first round tonight (through his employer). I‘m jealous!! 4w
Megabooks Just a foot injury my doctor here couldn‘t figure out. I‘m going for a second mri. That‘s so cool that your husband has a VIP pass!! 👍🏻😎 4w
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Be bold with bananas | Banana Control Board
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I had to share my new favorite bookish top with you all! A bunch of cool “banana pants” stuff was made in honor of #AlltheBooks 200th episode! 💚🍌👖

whatshesreadingnow Love this!! 💚🍌 1mo
cobwebmoth Love it! 1mo
vivastory I love this! 1mo
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saresmoore Fabulous! 1mo
LeahBergen Love it! 1mo
Soubhiville What?!? I need one of these! Let us know if they‘re going public! 1mo
britt_brooke @Soubhiville They‘re open to all! That‘s the okay way I got one. 😁 www.bookriot.com/bananapants 1mo
Soubhiville Yay! Thanks @britt_brooke ! I‘m ordering one! 1mo
britt_brooke @Soubhiville 🤗🤗🤗 1mo
britt_brooke @whatshesreadingnow @cobwebmoth @vivastory @saresmoore @LeahBergen There are different cuts and colors, mugs, etc: www.bookriot.com/bananapants 1mo
Soubhiville (Ordered mine! I can‘t wait to explain it to everyone 😊) 1mo
britt_brooke @Soubhiville It‘s the best conversation piece! 😆 1mo
Reviewsbylola Hahaha, that‘s great! 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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⭐️⭐️ Sexy, talented, selfish, & reckless, Daisy Jones thinks rules don‘t apply. She‘s totally obnoxious. None of The Six are particularly likable. The audio cast is incredible, but the story gets lost in the style. I don‘t do well with gimmicks (I‘m looking at you, too, Sleeping Giants). The oral history format disconnected me to the point that I didn‘t care & was often bored. And honestly, I‘d rather read about a real band than a fictional one.

vivastory I appreciate your honest review 1mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Thank you! 1mo
Zelma This doesn‘t bode well for me as I think we often agree on books. 1mo
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Cinfhen Great review...as always spot on ‼️‼️‼️ 1mo
Booksnchill That sums it up nicely! 1mo
britt_brooke @Zelma Yes! 😆 I‘d be curious to hear your thoughts. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen You are too kind - thank you! 🤗 1mo
Reviewsbylola Yeah I pretty much agree with all of that, although I had a fondness for Billy. This book was a letdown for me. 1mo
Megabooks @L_auren and I both found the characters one dimensional. So-so for me too! 4w
britt_brooke @Megabooks I can usually count on you and @L_auren when it comes to the over-hyped ones! 4w
Megabooks @britt_brooke maybe my superpower is skepticism 🤨🤨 4w
L_auren @britt_brooke we really vibe on the books we dislike :) 4w
britt_brooke @L_auren Yes, we do. Love it! 👯‍♀️ 4w
hermyknee I‘m right there with you on this one. 3w
britt_brooke @hermyknee I‘m always happy to have good company especially when it comes to unpopular opinions. 💚 3w
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I Owe You One | Sophie Kinsella
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⭐️⭐️ When I first became a reader in my early 20s, Kinsella was a favorite. It‘s funny how your tastes can change over time. I haven‘t enjoyed her books in a bit, so I haven‘t read anything since 2012‘s I‘ve Got Your Number. I wanted to give this a shot after seeing friends‘ positive reviews. I should‘ve skipped it. Super slow start, insufferable characters, frustrating situations. There‘s no reason it should‘ve taken 450 pages to tell this story.

Aswenson Good to know! I‘m much more at the age of Kristin Hannah books than Kinsella for an easy read. 😊 I‘ve enjoyed a couple of hers though! 1mo
MallenNC This isn't my favorite of hers either. Of her recent ones, I think My (Not So) Perfect Life is the best. 1mo
The_Real_Nani 450 pages!! That‘s nuts. Shoddy editing? 1mo
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britt_brooke @MallenNC That‘s good to know - thanks! 1mo
britt_brooke @The_Real_Nani Yep, I think so. The story needed to be reined in a bit, especially considering how slow it started. 1mo
CarolynM Agreed, this one was very disappointing 1mo
Reviewsbylola I was a Shopaholic fanatic when they were first published. I used to be really into chick lit but it‘s just not my thing anymore. 1mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Same here. Chick Lit kind of ran its course with me. 1mo
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Between the World and Me | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ We read to better understand our surroundings, to better relate to other humans. Structured as an open letter to his son, Coates speaks eloquently of what it means to grow up in a black body in this country. His brutally honest words are full of pain & frustration, & sometimes, hope. Many have said he didn‘t bring new information to the race discussion, but I find that rude & irrelevant. His stories and thoughts deserve to be heard.

vivastory I'm seeing him speak on the 26th, really looking forward to it 1mo
britt_brooke @vivastory Envious!! 1mo
vivastory I'm getting a soft cover of We Were Eight Years in Power as part of my admission package. I already own it, would you be interested in it? 1mo
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britt_brooke @vivastory Yes! Thank you much. 🤗 Do you still have my address? 1mo
vivastory I'm not sure if I mailed you at your new house, or your old one. Message me on Goodreads. 1mo
britt_brooke @vivastory I was thinking the same thing! 😁 I‘ll shoot you a message. Thanks! 1mo
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White Elephant: A Novel | Julie Langsdorf
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Starting this while waiting on an oil change and new tires. Thanks for passing this along to me @ferskner !

ferskner This one was a pleasant surprise for me! Hope you like it too. 1mo
britt_brooke @ferskner Liking it so far! 1mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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▶️🎧 Listening to this while doing yard work (🤬 you, weeds!!). This is definitely not living up to the hype, but it‘s compelling enough to continue.

britt_brooke @Booksnchill How are you liking this one? 1mo
Booksnchill @britt_brooke skimming just to finish- got bored and I love Fleetwood Mac😜 1mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill Ha! Yeah, it‘s losing my interest. I‘m about halfway how, but I‘ll probably speed it up a little more. 1mo
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Booksnchill @britt_brooke i got bored at about 1/2 way through- tried the audio as well but it was CD and couldn‘t speed up so went back to the physical book. 1mo
Cinfhen It was good not great. Not worth all the hype ( IMO) 1mo
SaturnDoo Definitely not worth the hype...I found it EXTREMELY boring. Definitely a book you can skim through in a very short time and not really miss anything 😂 1mo
britt_brooke @Booksnchill @Cinfhen @SaturnDoo I‘m glad it‘s not just me. I don‘t hate it, but I don‘t get all the fuss. I expected a fictional take on an oral history to be more exciting. 💤 1mo
SaturnDoo @britt_brooke I didn't hate it but I didn't enjoy/like it that much either. I found it very easy to put down and harder to pick back up. It's definitely a love/hate type of book. I don't get all the fuss either, but I generally fall in the minority on the over hyped books 🤣 1mo
britt_brooke @SaturnDoo I don‘t usually do well with hyped up books, either. So, at least I didn‘t go into this with high hopes. 😆 1mo
BarbaraBB I agree with you. It‘s okay, amusing even, but forgettable 😀 1mo
britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Forgettable is the perfect way to describe it. 1mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Smart, witty personal essays are some of my favorite reading. Philpott reminds us that being an adult, even one who seemingly has everything, is hard and periodically sucks. Sometimes we have to step back and assess ourselves; tweak a few things or make drastic changes. As someone who has moved a lot, I understand that urge. I enjoyed these stories, but feel like they scratch the surface. I‘d read the hell out of a full-on memoir.

Megabooks I want my library to get this in, but I‘m getting impatient! Great review! 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks! Hope you get it soon. 🤞🏻 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Methamphetamine was given to German soldiers to boost performance & reduce fear. But, did Hitler rely on drugs to sustain his physical health & charisma? Based on research & speculation, Ohler thinks that with Dr Theodor Morell‘s help, it began with vitamins but rapidly progressed to opiates. Late in the war, Hitler had visible body tremors. Were his shakes due Parkinson‘s or withdrawal? I don‘t know, but it‘s a thought-provoking theory.

Geeklet Oh this sounds amazing! 1mo
kspenmoll I have heRd of this theory but not read this book. Sounds intriguing! 1mo
britt_brooke @Geeklet It‘s really an interesting read! 1mo
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britt_brooke @kspenmoll It‘s a good read. Short, and to the point. 1mo
Megabooks First, I read this book awhile ago and enjoyed it too. Second, I‘m just now thinking Hitler and Jim Jones had kinda similar reactions to meth. Charismatic megalomaniac. Hmmmm. (edited) 1mo
Megabooks PS I guess I need to add that I do believe Hitler was an addict. 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Ooh, great observation! 1mo
Reviewsbylola My family members really enjoyed this one but I found it boring and I bailed. 1mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Oh no! 😆 It was a bit repetitive. 1mo
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A little post-soccer, pre-bedtime reading for my first grader. #raisingreaders

CouronneDhiver 😍😍😍 2mo
Reviewsbylola Our playroom is painted that same color! What a sweetie. 🥰 2mo
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola Thank you! 💚 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This collection, largely culled from Southern Living, also contains articles originally published in Sports Illustrated, GQ, and more. Bragg‘s stories of Alabama and New Orleans, food, family, and SEC football together form a nice little love letter to the south. His soothing drawl - I listened to the audio - and wry wit are a delightful combination. He writes with such love and humor. I adore him.

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jillrhudy That audiobook is phenomenal. I also adore him 🥰 (edited) 2mo
britt_brooke @jillrhudy I read All Over but the Shoutin‘ years ago, but since meeting him in September, I‘ve realized I need more of him in my life! 2mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Grabbing a few post-workout pages. 💪🏻📖 Zipping through this essay collection. Hope to finish and review it tomorrow.

#arc #nashvilleauthor

vivastory What a great essay title 😂 2mo
britt_brooke @vivastory 😆 I wish I didn‘t have to stop right there because it‘s bound to be a good story! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ This collection of family tales and recipes is so fondly and vividly written that I felt like I was back at my Memaw‘s, sitting on the counter sneaking bits of sugar cookie dough. Being from the south myself, these stories felt familiar, as did many of the recipes. The very mention of red eye gravy had me fiercely missing my grandpa. Bragg is a truly gifted storyteller; thoughtful and damned funny, too. This memoir is a big ol‘ hug.👇🏻

britt_brooke Hearing him speak at the Southern Festival of Books last year, then meeting him afterward, was such a treat. Even though I have this lovely signed hardcover, I couldn‘t resist listening to this on audio. (edited) 2mo
Suet624 He does have a cozy way of writing. 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 That‘s the perfect way to put it. 💚 2mo
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Only 5 more to fill my card! #nonfiction2019

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Whoo hoo! I‘m amazed at how quickly some of you are filling these up! Great work! 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go you! Great job. My card is nearly full also. Love me some good nonfiction! 2mo
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britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! 💚 I do, too. It‘s been an easy (and fun) challenge simply because half of my reading is usually nonfiction. Yours probably is, too? 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @britt_brooke Definitely at least half. And the funny part is, I never used to read much NF at all. Times change! 2mo
Carleneishere I know you didn‘t ask for suggestions, but the graphic novel version of The Doary of Anne Frank is lovely if you need a book with pictures! 2mo
britt_brooke @Carleneishere I always love suggestions, so thank you! 2mo
kspenmoll This is wonderful!!!‘ 2mo
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