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britt_brooke

Joined May 2016

📍Tennessee
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Mother Noise: A Memoir by Cindy House
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Book Lovers by Emily Henry
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The Reading List: A Novel by Sara Nisha Adams
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☀️🎧👟 Another hot AF day in middle Tennessee … so I‘m exercising while working on my tan and listening to this memoir. The best kind of multitasking! #audiowalk

tpixie Pretty. Great job! 13h
Cathythoughts That flower 💫 12h
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britt_brooke @Cathythoughts The magnolias in our neighborhood are really popping right now! So pretty. 11h
Leftcoastzen A reason to always adore the south ! magnolias! 8h
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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The ridiculous face of a dog who is not having this walk. 😂🎧🐾

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy

Prairiegirl_reading My dog‘s favourite thing is going for walks. Never would she miss one, sometimes I wish she would have this face lol!! Especially when it‘s -40 outside. 2d
cinda.marie That expression is priceless 😂 2d
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading This is the first time he‘s actually tried to refuse on me. ? Usually he loves it, but definitely prefers cooler weather. Already 89°F here this morning. We got half a mile. Better than nothing, I suppose! (edited) 2d
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RaeLovesToRead Great face!! 😅💕 2d
MicheleinPhilly 😂😂😂 2d
Tamra 😂 2d
vlwelser 😂 💘 2d
britt_brooke @cinda.marie So derpy! I love it! 2d
britt_brooke @RaeLovesToRead His expressions are the best! 😂 2d
ravenlee Did he just say, “are you sh*tting me, woman?” 😆 2d
BethM So great! 2d
britt_brooke @ravenlee Pretty sure! 😂 1d
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Just wanted to share this adorable drawing by my 8 year old as his class wraps up this final read of the school year. 🕸🕷🐷

CoverToCoverGirl A treasure! 🤩 2d
Leftcoastzen So cute! Love it! 2d
vivastory This is fantastic🕸️ 2d
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Tamra Sweet! 🕷I keep trying to convince my daughter any spider could be Charlotte, to no avail. 2d
Sparklemn I love that he included the barn in the background. Wonderful! 2d
Vansa This is lovely! Would serve as a perfect alternative cover to the book 😀 2d
LeahBergen I love it! 😭 2d
squirrelbrain Such a cute spider! 2d
Librarybelle So adorable! 2d
MaureenMc 🥰 2d
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Some Pig” - and a spectacular spider! Though I‘ve always been familiar with this friendship story, I‘d never actually read the book. That changed when my second grader‘s class started reading it and the little sweetie asked me to join him. A stunningly-written, lovely story. So easy to see why it‘s beloved.

Tamra It‘s heartbreaking and affirming ❤️ 2d
britt_brooke @Tamra That‘s the perfect description! 💚 2d
Cinfhen Awwwww- best buddyread ever 💚 2d
Leftcoastzen Definitely a cut above! 2d
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Zodiac | Robert Graysmith
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ It‘s fascinating how 1960s California was such a hotbed for serial murder and cult activity. By fascinating, I mean terrifying. As a Zodiac noob, I knew very little about this case other than the murders remain unsolved. Graysmith provides details, letters, decodings, patterns, and suspects. A solid true crime account. In recent years, DNA testing has been attempted, though unreported. I hope this gets solved Golden State Killer style.

Cinfhen I remember as a young child the summer of the Son of Sam whom people thought could possibly be the Zodiac Killer. It was definitely a scary time!!! Between hijackers and serial killers the late 60‘s early 70‘s were some pretty effed up times!! And yet kids had all the freedoms in the world- not sure what to make of that 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I‘m not sure what to make of that either! 3d
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Is this a thoughtful musing on racial injustice or a heavy-handed, self-indulgent dose of metafiction? Both? I‘m conflicted. Parts are clever and meaningful while others are quite vexatious; the narrator, unreliable. It‘s stylistically busy, though I do appreciate how the stories converge. How this won the #NationalBookAward, idk, though. Should make for an interesting #bookclub discussion, regardless!

Cortg Hmmm. This is my book club‘s read next month. Now I‘m super curious. 3d
britt_brooke @Cortg I‘d definitely like to hear what you think! 3d
mrp27 I‘m reading this right now and I‘m feeling the same way. 3d
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britt_brooke @mrp27 That makes me feel better about not loving it. 😅 3d
Cinfhen Great review, this book hasn‘t really called to me / I think I‘ll pass😅 3d
Amiable I‘m struggling to get through it right now as well. 3d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks! Yeah, if not for IRL book club, I would‘ve passed. 3d
britt_brooke @Amiable The style is just not conducive to a very good reading experience. 3 stars was probably generous. Good luck! 3d
Cinfhen At least your bookclub is pushing you out of your “normal” reading comfort zone!! That‘s the beauty of bookclub 💚 3d
Tamra I enjoyed the audio version. It‘s not perfect, but it‘s creative. I‘d like to read it in print to compare the experience. 3d
britt_brooke @Tamra Creative for sure! 3d
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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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This is why I love the afternoon car rider line … peaceful #audiobook time. I‘ve been so looking forward to this book and was stoked when my hold was available this morning. Hooray for libraries! 💃🏼

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Enlightening isn‘t the right word. Bizarre. Preposterous. Horrifying. Rothschild details the inception, progression, and eventual silence of the group whose propaganda fueled the Jan 6th attack. These Trump extremists believed and pushed so much bullshit, it‘s truly incredible. I‘ll never understand how conspiracy theorists navigate their daily lives. It must be exhausting residing in that headspace.

Prairiegirl_reading It must be exhausting! 💯💯💯 all of that anger, hatred, fear. I would imagine there is never a moment of peace. 4d
britt_brooke @Prairiegirl_reading Exactly! I‘m worn out just thinking about it. 4d
Lauram I worked with someone who was photographed in the Capitol building on January 6th. She lost her job and her professional license for an ethics violation. I could only tell others that asked that she was really good at her job, that I cared about her, and hoped she was ok. (edited) 4d
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Lauram I just don‘t understand how she could live with so much hate. 4d
britt_brooke @Lauram OMG, that‘s wild! I‘ll never understand what provokes people to go to these extremes. It‘s sad. 4d
Cinfhen Excellent review 4d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! ☺️ 4d
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Just introverting, enjoying a High Noon, and learning about the delusional folks of QAnon. It‘s the perfect wind down after a hot, soccer-filled weekend.

#cheers #booksandbooze

Maria514626 @britt_brooke Oh. This looks good. Well not “good.” Have you read Strongmen? Holy moly. Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Putin, Trump. Traits they have in common. Their reigns. Etc. Fascinating. Horrifying. (edited) 5d
britt_brooke @Maria514626 😂 I know exactly what you mean. I haven‘t read that one, so thank you for the rec! Will definitely stack it. 5d
Megabooks This was a good book 👍🏻 5d
britt_brooke @Megabooks It‘s bonkers, but really well done! 5d
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Unlikely Animals | Annie Hartnett
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “It‘s unfair how the body crumbles while the soul still lives in it.“

This was almost incredible. Clive is suffering from a brain disease that causes entertaining hallucinations. Daughter Emma returns home to help watch over him. For me, this, the animals, and school kids were enough. Rasputin and Moses were nice touches, but the healer stuff, missing person, and cemetery commentary were TOO much. This needed reining in a smidge.

vivastory I have heard mixed reviews on this. I think I'm going to need to read it & make up my own mind. Good review! 6d
britt_brooke @vivastory Thank you! Yes, definitely read it then let me know what you think! It‘s absolutely worth checking out. 6d
vivastory @britt_brooke I received a drawing from Hartnett after I pre-ordered the book, so if nothing else I still have that! (edited) 6d
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britt_brooke @vivastory Oh, that‘s cool!! 🤩 6d
Alfoster Yes! So entertaining!❤️👏 6d
britt_brooke @Alfoster Clive was my favorite! 6d
Alfoster Yep! That‘s cause we‘re moms!😀👍 6d
Cinfhen EXACTLY!!! 6d
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I so love when we agree! 😚 6d
Cinfhen Me too!!!!! XX 6d
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ McWhorter sets out to disprove the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis. Yeah, I had to look that up, too. In short, he disagrees that people who speak different languages have differing perceptions. He delves into such details as color distinctions, the presence/absence of tenses, numbers, groupings, time orientation, the complexity of native languages vs developed language, and so on. Insightful, but the organization was too scattered. Confusing AF.

tpixie Sounds like has great potential but needed a better editor! 2w
britt_brooke @tpixie For sure! His other books I‘ve read didn‘t have this issue, so this was a bummer. 2w
Cinfhen Yeah, probably not for me - great review 💚 2w
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Ruthiella So weird. I‘m currently reading Cultish by Amanda Montell and she JUST referenced the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis on page 95! 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Def skip it! 2w
britt_brooke @Ruthiella Shows how much I pay attention! I‘ve listened to Cultish (twice) and never caught that reference clearly enough to look further into it. 🤦🏼‍♀️ 2w
Cinfhen Hahaha 🙌🏻 2w
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Survival of the Thickest | Michelle Buteau
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was not previously familiar with Buteau, but I‘ll 100% be watching her standup “Buteaupia” ASAP. What a funny and sharp storyteller! From her New Jersey upbringing to her foray into standup following 9/11, and much in between, we get her life and perspectives. She‘s open about infertility and the accompanying stress and heartache, so be aware if that is a topic you‘d prefer to skip. A fantastic essay collection; audio recommended!

Julsmarshall Great review! 2w
Bookzombie Yay, great review! So happy to see her book reviewed. I enjoyed it too and her comedy special. I love her! 2w
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Cinfhen Sounds fun 🤩 2w
britt_brooke @Bookzombie Thank you! She‘s so funny! I can‘t believe I didn‘t know her before now. 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I think you‘d enjoy! 2w
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Bubble | Sarah Morgan, Jordan Morris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I picked this up because my trusted friend @JGadz11 sent me a pic of some 311 references.🤘🏼 Hell, yes! Sold. This is a clever play on gig economy. Instead of ride sharing or food delivery, the focus is an app for killing mutants that enter the “Bubble” from the outside. An entertaining story with cool artwork and likable characters, but what I loved most were the 90s pop culture references. And satire is my literary jam. A fun read!

TracyReadsBooks Have you read Crowded? Great comic about the gig economy—main character hires a bodyguard when she becomes the target of a crowd funded assassination attempt. I really enjoyed it. 2w
britt_brooke @TracyReadsBooks No; I‘ll have to look for that one - thanks! 2w
Cinfhen Don‘t think this is my “literary jam” 😄💚 2w
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Young Jane Young | Gabrielle Zevin
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Picture it: Monica Lewinsky meets “The Wedding Planner.” Young intern Aviva has an affair with a much older congressmen. Everything blows up in their faces, because duh. It took a bit too long to set this story up. Aviva‘s (aka Jane‘s) new life is where it shines. She‘s a mom, event planner, and all-around star of her small town. Not a fan overall, but I adored precocious Ruby. 👉🏼 Check out Zevin‘s newest out July 5. It‘s incredible!

Hooked_on_books Glad to hear Zevin‘s upcoming book is good! I loved AJ Fikry then was disappointed with this one, so I wasn‘t sure which path she would end up taking. Now I look forward to her new one! 2w
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books The new one is SO good. It‘s my top read of the year so far and I doubt anything will top it! 2w
REPollock The new book of hers is fantastic. 2w
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britt_brooke @REPollock It‘s incredible! One of the best I‘ve read in a long time. 💚 2w
Cinfhen I actually loved this book and AJ Firky so I‘m SUPER STOKED for her newest…and I have the ARC !!!!! 2w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s SO GOOD. 💚 2w
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Hell of a Book | Jason Mott
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BeeMagical 🥹😍gorgeous!!🐶 2w
britt_brooke @BeeMagical Champ says “thank you!” 💚🐾 2w
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Grabbed this photo at #bookclub today. 🤩 Want to make lovely new friends as an adult? Start a book club! A friend and I started this group only knowing a couple of members, but we posted in local fb groups, and ladies showed up to the first meeting not knowing anyone. That takes courage! We‘ve now had 3 meetings, and I‘m digging our core group of 10-12. Bookish people are the BEST. 💚

slategreyskies That does take courage! This post makes me happy!! :) 3w
LeahBergen Love this! 💙💙 3w
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britt_brooke @LeahBergen 🥰 It makes my heart so happy! 3w
sarahbarnes Love this!! 3w
Cathythoughts We‘ll done ! That‘s brilliant ❤️👍🏻 3w
Megabooks Fantastic! I‘m so happy it‘s worked out so well!! I‘d love to start one here. (edited) 2w
britt_brooke @Megabooks You should!! 2w
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The Swimmers | Julie Otsuka
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Otsuka‘s shifting narrative style works brilliantly! Through scant details, the group of swimmers, and community atmosphere, feel genuine. And the crack. Oh, the crack. Such clever storytelling! The scope then narrows to one particular swimmer and her experiences with memory loss. The snarky, yet accurate, chapter that reads like a long-term care brochure is satire at its absolute finest. A super emotional read for me. ⬇️

britt_brooke ⬆️ My grandma is currently living through very similar circumstances as Alice. It‘s heartbreaking. And a couple of years ago, we lost my far-too-young MIL to early onset Alzheimer‘s. This book made me cry a lot, but I loved it. ❤️‍🩹 #bookclub (edited) 3w
Cinfhen Sold!! Beautiful review ♥️ 3w
HeatherBookNerd It is a great book. Unique and moving. 3w
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jlhammar Great review! Loved this book. One of my favorites this year. 3w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! I hope you love it, too. 💚 3w
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd Extremely 💚💚 3w
britt_brooke @jlhammar Thank you! It‘s one of my top reads of the year, too. 💚 3w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ The science and business of soccer worldwide with a large focus on European clubs. I grabbed this recent #Audible sale since my boys are little soccer babies. I‘m not super familiar with professional soccer, but this was an interesting study gauging why teams win or lose, and various other scenarios. It‘s not as simple as it sounds. Details such as a country‘s GDP, population; penalty kicks, especially shootouts, and so on. A niche read.

britt_brooke Not one I think you‘d care anything about @Cinfhen 😂 3w
SqueakyChu I‘d be interested in reading this. I‘ve become quite the avid soccer fan over the years. 3w
britt_brooke @SqueakyChu It‘s a few years outdated, but I‘m willing to bet many of same observations still apply. Hope you enjoy when you get to it! 3w
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SqueakyChu @britt_brooke Thanks! I‘m sure I‘ll find some things to like about it. I actually am seeing how soccer is growing in the U.S. I‘ve been watching this growth over the past forty years, but only recently have some American soccer players been taken seriously. I grew to love soccer when my husband used to be a soccer coach many years ago, but I love it now so much because it‘s a sport that is played worldwide among people of all races and cultures 3w
SqueakyChu @britt_brooke ...I think that‘s what I like about it the most. 3w
britt_brooke @SqueakyChu It really is an interesting sport! My oldest has been playing travel soccer for a couple of tears and we‘ve learned a ton. It‘s really fun now, too, that we have a local MLS team to follow (Nashville SC). 3w
SqueakyChu It‘s great you have your MLS Nashville SC team now! I live in the DC area and am a diehard DC United fan. I hate to miss any of their games and used to attend some pre-pandemic. 3w
Cinfhen You got that right xxxx 3w
Cinfhen But I still love being tagged in your reviews 💚 3w
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Me Talk Pretty One Day | David Sedaris
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve read this 5, maybe 6, times. Idk, I‘ve lost count. Sedaris is my go-to when I‘m stressed and want to revisit (what feels like) an old friend. His essays about learning French are some of his very best! I die.

JamieArc I first read this while studying in France in 2005 and it is still the most relatable book I‘ve ever read 😆 4w
Cinfhen I just heard he has a new book coming out soon !!!! Woohoo 🙌🏻 4w
Centique This is such a laugh out loud book 😍 4w
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen I can‘t wait!! 4w
britt_brooke @JamieArc I love that! 😂 4w
britt_brooke @Centique Sure is! It was exactly what I needed. 4w
LeahBergen Still one of my favourites of his! 4w
AmyG Love him so much. He is supposed to come near me in summer of ‘23. 🤞🏻 4w
britt_brooke @AmyG Hope you get to go see him! I‘ve seen/met him 3x in Nashville. His book events are so fun! 4w
AmyG My son saw him and had the best time. He also met him in NYC at the Gucci store. He was trying on coulottes (with his sister Amy) and asked my son how he looked. They chatted for a bit. My son said he was the nicest person….and my son was beside himself with joy. 4w
britt_brooke @AmyG OMG, that is the best!! I would‘ve died! 4w
AmyG He called me right after and could barely speak…he was so thrilled. 4w
britt_brooke @AmyG I love it!! 💚 4w
Megabooks @AmyG that is an awesome encounter!! What a wonderful memory for your son! 4w
AmyG @Megabooks Thanks. It was!!! 4w
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I should‘ve paid more attention to the publication date and looked for a newer book, but this well-written account of Putin‘s rise to power, and everything he dismantled in the process, was still worthwhile. He is, and seemingly always has been, a manipulative, corrupt, garbage human.

Cinfhen Yeah, I get that! I hate reading NF that feels outdated 😩 4w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Normally, I‘d now look for a more current book, but I don‘t want to read any more about this a-hole. 4w
Cinfhen I hear that and couldn‘t agree more 💚👍🏻 4w
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arubabookwoman I read it when it first came out and found it informative. Though it may need updating I think you can still get the gist of his evil. 4w
britt_brooke @arubabookwoman Agree; it was still worthwhile. 4w
Megabooks I enjoyed this for historical background, but I would like to read something newer as well. 4w
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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reread

Original review (2018): https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2393867099

vlwelser I'm really enjoying her new book. 1mo
britt_brooke @vlwelser So good to hear! I‘m hoping to start it soon! That‘s what sparked this revisit. 💚 1mo
Cinfhen Loved this one too!!! 1mo
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phyhill I've had this one on my shelf for years. Thanks for reminding me to pick it up! 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Hoping to start her new one! 1mo
britt_brooke @phyhill Hope you love it, too! 1mo
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Ten Steps to Nanette | Hannah Gadsby
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First, watch Gadsby‘s Netflix special “Nanette,” then read this “memoir situation” on growing up in Tasmania where it was illegal to be gay until somewhat recently; on being diagnosed with ASD as an adult; on being an art history major and comedian. Her disdain for Picasso is truly refreshing. Gadsby unpacks significant trauma here and I think many folks will identify. A tough, but absolutely fantastic read! Watch “Douglas” after.

AmyG My daughter keeps telling me to watch Nanette. Great review. 1mo
britt_brooke @AmyG Thank you! Nanette is incredible. It‘s funny, but also extremely serious. She lets her story, thoughts, beliefs rip. I loved it. The book is a similar tone. 1mo
Kayla.Adriena Ahhhh Iove Hannah Gadbsy! I have never felt so moved as I did when watching Nanette! 1mo
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britt_brooke @Kayla.Adriena I wasn‘t familiar with her until @Liberty talked about this book on All the Books. Definitely a fan now! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly I can‘t wait to read this - Nanette absolutely broke me. @AmyG @britt_brooke @Kayla.Adriena 1mo
britt_brooke @MicheleinPhilly She‘s incredible. It was such a bold, and effective, move to design Nanette the way she did. 💚 1mo
Cinfhen Not familiar with “Nanette” but you‘ve peaked my curiosity!! Will watch first then listen!! Thanks for the heads-up!! 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I wasn‘t familiar either, but heard about it from Liberty on All the Books. Hope you enjoy! 1mo
sarahbarnes Love her. I‘m seeing her in person this summer and can‘t wait. 1mo
britt_brooke @sarahbarnes Envious!! 🤩 1mo
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Under One Roof | Ali Hazelwood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Upon the death of a beloved mentor, environmental engineer Mara inherits half of an incredible house; the other half is owned/occupied by nephew of said mentor. Anyone smell a set up?? Forced proximity, enemies-to-lovers. You know the drill. It‘s a cute, funny novella set in Hazelwood‘s #STEMinist backdrop. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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Rabbit Cake | Annie Hartnett
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🎧🐾 Someone‘s happy for this morning‘s extra-long walk! It absolutely poured all day yesterday and more storms are on the way. 😩

#audiowalk #dogsoflitsy #reread

MegsBooks Cute pup! ❤️ That weather sounds like where I am. It can‘t decide today if it‘s raining or snowing. April is such a mess. 😊 1mo
britt_brooke @MegsBooks This spring has not been very pleasant this year. Hope we both get warmer, drier weather soon! 🤞🏼☀️ 1mo
K.M.-Forester It snowed where I live yesterday after having 70 degree weather the day before 🤦🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ 1mo
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britt_brooke @K.M.-Forester That‘s bonkers!! 1mo
belle.book.candle22 Looks like our dog. Our dog is a mini American shepherd. Her name is Suki❤️ 1mo
britt_brooke @belle.book.candle22 Aw, I bet Suki is a cutie! Champ is an Aussie and his size is deceiving in this photo. 😂 He‘s a 72lb floof ball! 1mo
Megabooks It is pouring here now! Glad he got in a walk beforehand! (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks The severe stuff just cleared us but it‘s still pouring here, too. Hope it doesn‘t get too bad up by you! 🤞🏼 1mo
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Happy Pub Day to local Nashville author Mary Laura Philpott! 🐢 I may have missed her book launch at Parnassus for my baby‘s soccer matches (no regrets), but - surprise! - I forgot I ordered a signed copy. 😂 Philpott is a great storyteller and naturally funny even when the topic is heavy. Highly recommend!

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ An epic story of life‘s complexities, deep-rooted love, incredible grief, and video games. Regardless of infinite restarts, some games are just not winnable. Perhaps winning isn‘t the point. This affected me in very much the same way as The Heart‘s Invisible Furies (iykyk). The intricacies and tiebacks are so thoughtful and moving. I was fully immersed in Sadie and Sam‘s tumultuous friendship and professional pursuits. ⬇️

britt_brooke ⬆️ This is my top read of 2022 (so far) and I‘m confident it will thus remain. #ARC #NetGalley PUB: JULY 5, 2022 (edited) 1mo
BookBr I can‘t wait for this one!! 1mo
britt_brooke @BookBr I hope you love it, too! Definitely one I‘ll be revisiting. 💚 1mo
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Cinfhen Ok, WOW!!! Going to check NetGalley 💕💕 1mo
Cinfhen Oh, I actually got this one!!! So excited 1mo
Cinfhen Great photo😍cute mug!! 1mo
BarbaraBB Sounds fantastic, I‘ll note that date! 1mo
Megabooks Stacking! 1mo
HeatherBookNerd I really like Zevin‘s other books. Looking forward to this one. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yay - hope you like it, too! 💚 I bought my mug in there Wizarding World. ⚡️ 1mo
britt_brooke @HeatherBookNerd It‘s incredible. I hope you love it, too! I‘m reading Young Jane Young now. 🙂 1mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ After my recent underwhelming experience with Fowler‘s BOOTH, I needed a detailed recounting of those harrowing days. Thanks for putting this on my radar, Scott and Holly. I didn‘t love the audio narration, but the info is thorough and solid. One of the highlights of my 8th grade (1996) DC school trip was visiting Ford‘s Theatre and Petersen House. I hope to take my boys when they‘re old enough to truly appreciate the history.

vivastory I was looking for this at HPB last week. Hope to read it over the next week or so. Glad it worked for you, despite the bad narration 1mo
britt_brooke @vivastory I think you‘re going to like it. Keep me posted! 1mo
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britt_brooke @Susanita I had to look this up! Nope, appears to be coincidence. 😄 1mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m glad you liked it! I read it a number of years ago in print, before I got into audio, so that‘s a bummer about the audio not being great. 1mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Print definitely would‘ve been better, but I also think I‘m being nitpicky, lol. The narration wasn‘t exactly bad, I just didn‘t vibe with his voice. He was too new-caster sounding, if that makes sense? 😅 1mo
Cinfhen So I‘m listening to Booth now and I‘m really enjoying it!! Way more than I expected. I think knowing ahead of time that it‘s about the Booth family and not JW put me in the right direction for expectations. 1mo
Cinfhen I‘m also VERY picky about narrator‘s voices!! Especially male readers. 1mo
Hooked_on_books Makes total sense! And it makes such a difference, having a good reader who is right for the book. The right narrator can make a so-so book better and a bad narrator can bring a great book down. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I knew that going in, too - I just thought the reasoning for nearly leaving him out was kind of pointless. And it didn‘t just hold my attention well. 🙈 I‘m happy you‘re enjoying it!! (edited) 1mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books Completely agree! 1mo
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Bubble | Sarah Morgan, Jordan Morris
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“I feel like there‘s ants on me.” 😂 Definitely keeping this line in my back pocket.

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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I never picked this up during its first few years of incredible success, then the window of my caring shut tight. Now, here we are many years later, and it‘s my new IRL book club‘s selection. I acquiesced. Hosseini focuses on the lives of Mariam and Laila, two women, two generations, ravaged by unrest and oppression in their native Afghanistan. It‘s a beautifully written, brutal story. I‘m happy to have finally read it. #bookclub

KathyWheeler This is my favorite Hosseini book. 1mo
Cinfhen I recently re-read this but as an audio & WOW did my heart break 1000 x over. I forgot had powerful this story is!!! So glad your bookclub chose it. 1mo
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LeeRHarry Mine too @KathyWheeler 😊 1mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler @LeeRHarry I can see why! I‘ve not read any of his others, but this definitely exceeded my expectations. 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Me, too! ❤️‍🩹 1mo
britt_brooke @zezeki I‘ll have to finally get to that one at some point as well. Hope you all enjoy! 1mo
Zoes_Human The audio is particularly well-done as well 1mo
britt_brooke @Zoes_Human Agree - it‘s fantastic! 1mo
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Vladimir | Julia May Jonas
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⭐️⭐️ The character study of an unnamed middle-aged female professor who is 1/2 of an open marriage where neither party acts like they give a shit about anything but themselves. How fitting because I gave zero shits about these people nor what did/didn‘t happen. Impressive writing, dreadful story. Most repelling cover since A Little Life. Apparently the image represents the woman‘s objectifying gaze, so at least there‘s an explanation.

Leftcoastzen I‘m glad I found your take on it! Prevents me from spending the time on it. 1mo
5feet.of.fury 🤣🤣 1mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Glad to be of service! 😂 1mo
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ravenlee That cover seems like it should have a 70s-porn soundtrack. 🤢 1mo
britt_brooke @ravenlee 🎶 Bow chicka wow wow. 🎶 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha @britt_brooke I kind of liked this one ☝️🤷🏼‍♀️I don‘t think you‘d hate it @Leftcoastzen but I could be wrong!! 1mo
Cinfhen It did get to be a bit much at one point though…. Now that I‘m thinking about it 1mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Definitely polarizing! 1mo
Leftcoastzen @Cinfhen is it because I have a pretty high tolerance of unlikable characters?😂 1mo
Cinfhen Hahaha, no I think the writing was actually pretty good @Leftcoastzen and it‘s more about aging or being recognized but it did go bat shit cuckoo towards the end. Id say #BorrowNotBuy 1mo
Cinfhen Yes, I completely respect why some panned the book 1mo
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🎧🐾 Had to snap a photo of this gorgeous tree while walking Champ early this morning. Our neighborhood is popping with springtime and I love it!

#audiowalk

Leftcoastzen That was my grandma‘s favorite tree! Beautiful! 2mo
Suet624 I've never seen a tree like that! 2mo
britt_brooke @Leftcoastzen Aw, that made me smile. 💚 2mo
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britt_brooke @Suet624 There are ones that lean toward a purplish color, too. So pretty! Definitely one of my favorite things about spring in Tennessee. 2mo
Suet624 I lived in Alexandria TN for four years and never had the pleasure of seeing these beauties. I lived on a commune off a beaten path and through several creeks so I didn't get out much. :) 2mo
LeahBergen So pretty! 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 That sounds like an interesting story there, Sue! 2mo
BarbaraBB So so pretty 🤩 2mo
Suet624 @britt_brooke Sure is. I have lots of funny stories from there. And some hard core pioneer stories. Honestly, it's the best way to live as a single mom. Lots of helpers. :) 2mo
britt_brooke @Suet624 That‘s amazing! 2mo
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Excuse me, sir, I‘ll be needing that. 🐾 Quite possibly the best reading time of the day is while sitting in the school pick up line. #dogsoflitsy

Y‘all, this book is incredible. Hoping to finish it this weekend. Out in July! #ARC

DogMomIrene I claim this book😊🐶 2mo
KathyWheeler I liked A.J. Fikry and Young Jane Young, so I‘m looking forward to this. 2mo
JenReadsAlot He's gotten so big! 2mo
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britt_brooke @DogMomIrene He‘s so bossy! 😂 2mo
britt_brooke @KathyWheeler I still need to read Young Jane Young. And I‘m thinking I‘ll reread AJ Fikry soon. I think you‘ll love this one! 2mo
britt_brooke @JenReadsAlot He‘s a big dude! He‘s about 75lbs and turns 2 in a few days. 💚 2mo
JenReadsAlot So cute! Also loved AJ Fikry so glad you are enjoying this book! 2mo
britt_brooke @JenReadsAlot Thank you! It‘ll for sure be one of my top reads of the year. 2mo
LeahBergen He looks sleepy. 😆 2mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen He was definitely about to sleep sitting up. 😂 Once that sun hits him, he‘s out. And my kindle was on his “pillow.” 2mo
Megabooks Champ!! 🤩🤩 2mo
WJCintron 😂 😍 😍 2mo
batsy What a cosy fluffball 😍 2mo
britt_brooke @batsy So floofy! 2mo
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Booth | Karen Joy Fowler
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Interestingly, Fowler chose not to focus on John Wilkes so as not to glorify him, but I‘d argue that writing a book about his family still does the same. Would she have cared about them otherwise? I wanted this entire history, the darkest parts, too. This instead focuses mostly on three of the infamous assassinator‘s siblings. Beautiful prose, but bogged down in minutiae. I struggled to stay engaged.

vivastory I haven't read this, but I agree with you. I think that's a strange take on her part. There's definitely a history of glorifying serial killers in this country, but I think it's a stretch to say that presidential assassins/ would be assassins are glorified. I recently added the following to my nf TBR. I think it sounds really fascinating 2mo
Cinfhen Im really curious about this one, but many reviewers have similar issues with the book. It‘s definitely a #BorrowNotBuy and im not rushing to read it 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen It‘s seems to be a love/hate. And 100% a borrow; that‘s what I did! 2mo
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britt_brooke @vivastory You nailed it. 🎯 And thanks, I‘m stacking that one! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m going back and forth about borrowing this one if my library gets the audio, but I definitely won‘t buy. And the one @vivastory suggested is really good! 2mo
vivastory @Hooked_on_books I'm glad to hear that you liked it. I think I'll move it up my TBR! 2mo
britt_brooke @Hooked_on_books I‘ll be curious to hear what you think if you do get to it. And I appreciate the further rec for Manhunt! 2mo
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The Swimmers | Julie Otsuka
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YAY for #bookmail! 💌 Looking forward to reading this for my IRL #bookclub next month.

Megabooks I‘m on the fence about this so I‘m excited to read your thoughts! 2mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks I‘ll be sure to tag you in my review. 😄 2mo
Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
Cathythoughts Sounds good! I‘ll look out for your review too 👍 2mo
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts I‘ll tag you too, Cathy! 2mo
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📓 School ✔️
📝 Homework ✔️
📖 Reading ✔️
🎮 Gaming …. currently being earned!

#raisingreaders

FantasyChick That is the coolest room for kids! 2mo
britt_brooke @FantasyChick Thank you!! 💚 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awww ❤️💙 2mo
Cathythoughts Gorgeous 🥰 2mo
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Loner | Teddy Wayne
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Both misogyny and female empowerment are the center of this twisted redemption story set in dark academia. David, a lifelong outcast, attempts to reinvent himself at Harvard with increasingly cringy, abhorrent behavior as his obsession with Veronica devours his life. Is he a narcissist? Maybe. A sociopath? Likely. A stalker? 100%. Wayne‘s use of the second person narrative as David addresses his desire is creepily effective. #bookclub

LeahBergen I love dark academia. 👍 2mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen I‘m hit-or-miss with it, but I loved this one! 2mo
BarbaraBB This was a good read indeed. I highly recommend his other book, at least as dark 2mo
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britt_brooke @BarbaraBB Definitely stacking - thank you!! 2mo
Cinfhen I liked this one!! 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I do love when we agree! 🤗🤗 2mo
Cinfhen Agreed 💚💚 2mo
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ St. James is the queen of believable ghost stories. Shea Collins, office manager by day, true crime blogger by night, is rather surprisingly, and fortuitously, granted an interview with a local cold case legend. Set on solving this case, Shea dives right into the murky events of decades past. My lips are otherwise sealed! Similar format as her previous two novels, but if it ain‘t broke, don‘t fix it. St. James is a must read for me!

LeahBergen I just bought this one this weekend. 👍 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m still just meh about SSJ although I get why so many love her. 2mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Hope you enjoy! 2mo
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Stuck with You | Ali Hazelwood
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Damn, Hazelwood is cranking out the stories in 2022 - three novellas AND a novel! This is the second novella set in her STEMinist world. Civil engineers Sadie and Erik aka “Corporate Thor” 😂 find themselves stuck in an elevator and it‘s clear they‘ve had a falling out. Through flashbacks and present day, the full picture develops. Cute little contemporary romance. #opendoor

Cinfhen Welcome back!!! I‘ve seen lots of FABULOUS PHOTOS 💕💕🤩 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thanks!! Gosh, there are sooo many photos. 😅😂 A trip for the record books. We are all still tired!! 💤 2mo
Cinfhen It looks like you guys had the BEST TIME!!!! All your planning paid off 2mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen It was amazing! We‘re already talking about going back next year. 😅 2mo
Cinfhen How did champ do??? 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen He did well - Thanks! Fortunately, the place we board him has daycare so he goes periodically just to play. He loves it! So, we he‘s kenneled, we pay extra for him to have day care each day, too. He was happy and healthy when we picked him up. 💚 2mo
Cinfhen Great!! It‘s such a blessing to have a safe, happy place for the pup 🐶 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reread

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55338982

PS. I highly recommend Montell‘s podcast “Sounds Like a Cult” with comedian Isa Medina. It‘s great fun! 😄

vivastory This is a favorite read of the year. I could have sworn that I recently heard that she just announced details of an upcoming book, but after a quick Google search I'm not finding anything. 2mo
britt_brooke @vivastory It was one of my top ones last year, too! I love her. I sure hope she has a new one in the works! 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2mo
readordierachel Loved this one! The podcast sounds great 👍🏼 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the podcast recommendation 💚 2mo
britt_brooke @readordierachel @Cinfhen The pod is quite entertaining. I hope y‘all will check it out! (edited) 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #reread

Instead of writing a new review for books I‘ve already read, I‘m just linking my original:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41716694

Cinfhen Curious why you reread both the Montell‘s?? 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I was super busy packing for the trip and stuff, so I decided to listen to something familiar. That way, if I lost focus, it was no biggie. The podcast sparked the idea. Usually I grab a Sedaris in that situation. 😂 (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Totally makes sense!!!! 2mo
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My babies were chosen during the wand ceremony at Ollivander‘s and it was absolutely magical. 🪄 Then, we went all around Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley as they cast interactive spells. A definite highlight of our trip!

Mollyanna How exciting! 😄 2mo
reading_rainbow Awesome!!✨✨ 2mo
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BennettBookworm HP World is the best!! ❤️ 2mo
britt_brooke @BennettBookworm It‘s incredible! 2mo
Dragon So cool! 🪄 🏰 2mo
britt_brooke @Dragon Made my day just watching them! 2mo
Dragon 💚🐉 2mo
Blh87 I was just there last week! It‘s so magical every time🤗 2mo
britt_brooke @Blh87 We can‘t wait to go back! 2mo
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Went to Hogwarts yesterday and it was incredible … and “Forbidden Journey” was quite the ride experience! 🧹🧙🏻⚡️ I‘m in awe of the Wizarding World!

BethM Ahhhhh so jealous! Total bucket list! 2mo
britt_brooke @BethM The Wizarding World is truly chill-inducing. Hope you get there! We‘re hoping to go again in a few years. ⚡️ 2mo
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Loner | Teddy Wayne
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After three VERY FULL Disney 🐭🏰 days, we‘re having a much-needed “rest day.” Tomorrow, we head to Universal! 🎢🧙🏻⚡️

PS. This books is so cringy, but good. #bookclub

LeahBergen You must be EXHAUSTED 😆😆 2mo
Kappadeemom And it‘s been such crazy weather here…supposed to be nice tomorrow! 2mo
britt_brooke @Kappadeemom Yes! 😅 It‘s been pretty bananas! It was very chilly and windy on our Magic Kingdom day, but we made the best of it. Left EPCOT last night under a tornado warning. Gonna be hot, but perfect for our 2 days at Universal! 2mo
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britt_brooke @LeahBergen Absolutely wrecked!! 2mo
Sharpeipup Hope yesterday's storms didn't slow you down...enjoy your time here in FL! 2mo
britt_brooke @Sharpeipup Thank you!! Are you nearby? Fortunately, yesterday we were ready to wrap up at EPCOT as a tornado warning went into effect. We missed the (presumably cancelled anyway) fireworks, but all was okay in the end. We‘ve been lucky. No ruined park days. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole I read Loner years ago and still vividly remember some intense scenes from it! 😬 have fun!! 2mo
Sharpeipup Yes, I live near Walt Disney World. I was driving home during the tornado warnings & thankfully, traffic was light (for once) on I4. 2mo
britt_brooke @Chelsea.Poole Yeah, it‘s not one I - nor my book club - will soon forget. 😅 (edited) 2mo
britt_brooke @Sharpeipup Oh nice! So happy you made it home safely. We were literally waiting for our resort bus, way out in the open, when the warning started. I was a bit panicky. Thankfully all was ok, but still it was nerve-wracking. (edited) 2mo
Megabooks This is one of my favorites! The twist at the end is great. 2mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Oh, I am so happy to hear you love this one!! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Really nerded out to this “Hidden Magic”guide. Veness highlights special WDW touches we might otherwise miss. Also listed are timelines of each park including rides/attractions that are longer present. This jogged a vivid memory of 8-year-old me riding Maelstrom, now re-themed as Frozen Ever After. And it turns out, I went to MGM Studios its inaugural year. Fun memories! A must read for those who want to drive their family bonkers.

Cinfhen Ohhh, you are DEFINITELY going to drive your family bonkers!!!! and they will DEFINITELY love you for it 💚💚 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen 😂😂 Btw, I think I‘m finally finished with my Disney prep reading. You‘re probably relieved. 😅 We head down in a couple of stays!! 2mo
Cinfhen Happy travels ✈️ 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you! 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The elder millennial in me goes for physical guide books along with fb groups, YouTube, etc. This was super helpful as I‘ve done significantly less research and planning for Universal as I have for Disney. This has amazing ride details and ratings. We‘re most excited for the Wizarding World, Marvel Super Hero Island, and Seuss Landing. Looking forward to the addition of their new (rumored) Nintendo-themed park set to open in 2025.

britt_brooke @Cinfhen I know you don‘t need to read this book, just tagging you for the sleeping pup pic. 💚🐾 2mo
LeahBergen He doesn‘t want you to go away on holiday! 😩 2mo
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BookDadGirlDad The Wizarding World is so much fun. 2mo
britt_brooke @LeahBergen Right! 😂 He‘s going to be so pissed come Friday when I drop him off at the kennel. Fortunately, he loves going there for daycare occasionally, so we‘re paying extra so he gets playtime every day we‘re gone. 2mo
britt_brooke @BookDadGirlDad It looks amazing!! 2mo
mjtwo Same - I love a physical guidebook. Ordered the Unofficial Guide to Disneyworld last night for our trip in Dec. We will only spend 1.5 days at Universal - really just want to visit Harry Potter. Is it still worth ordering, the Universal Guide too? 2mo
britt_brooke @mjtwo It was worth getting the Universal guide for me (we‘re doing 2 days park-to-park), but if you‘re focusing mainly on HP, you‘re probably good without it. The Unofficial Disney guide is like 3x the size, lol, but you‘ll find some of the 2022 guide is already outdated because things are changing so quickly, so be sure to check the last news, too. 2mo
Cinfhen Champ is so sweet!! Thanks for tagging me!! Have the BEST time!!! And I‘m right with you when it comes to guide books!!!! I love the physical copy in my hands/ turning the pages and shhhhh, don‘t tell but I dog ear pages🤫🤭😘 2mo
Readerann 🐶🥰 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen You know, I think we can make an exception for dog earring in that case! 😂 2mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Like many Americans, I have close family members who have battled for control over addiction (to varying degrees). Better understanding our loved ones is always effort well spent. That said, this book is so dry. I‘d have preferred a straight memoir of Fisher‘s experiences or a history of addiction, rather a mix of both, but no one asked me, and rightfully so. Still, it‘s a worthwhile companion to Dopesick, Empire of Pain, and the like.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Have you tried this book about addiction? It‘s the most enlightening I‘ve found yet. 2mo
Cinfhen Your tagged book sounds fantastic @BarbaraTheBibliophage !!! Not so much yours, Britt xx 😆 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Cannot recommend it enough! 2mo
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britt_brooke @BarbaraTheBibliophage No, I haven‘t - thank you! Stacking. 2mo
britt_brooke @aa_guer2021 So glad to hear! I‘m definitely going to read it soon. 2mo
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⭐️⭐️ I usually enjoy books from Chelsea Lately‘s “Round Table” alum. I fully respect those who are child-free by choice, and would never try to convince them otherwise, so it‘s shitty that Jen has repeatedly experienced such awkward, inappropriate encounters. It‘s also shitty that she attacks mothers‘ bodies as a defense. So what if I have a c-section scar? I also have two beautiful sons. You are not better than me; I am not better than you. ⬇️

britt_brooke ⬆️ Jen is a funny comedian, and I‘m not easily offended, but use as much care with others as you require yourself. (edited) 2mo
Cinfhen Fantastic review!!! And HELL yeah!!!!! You have TWO BEAUTIFUL boys 💚💚 this one sounds like a pass for me 2mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Thank you!! 🥰 I always liked her, and I still do, but this was really disappointing. Definitely a pass. I grabbed it a while back on audible sale, but I should‘ve skipped it, too. 2mo
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vivastory This book sounds obnoxious, although the title makes me laugh 2mo
britt_brooke @vivastory It‘s a good title! 😂 2mo
lynneamch Better to read Ann Patchett's essays "There Are No Children Here" in her new collection 2mo
britt_brooke @lynneamch Yes! I have - and loved the entire collection, too. 💚 2mo
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Yep, this is me, reading another guide book. 😅🗺

Side note: This is the first time I‘ve tried a High Noon and it‘s SO GOOD. Less carbonation than other hard seltzers … hooray. #booksandbooze

JenReadsAlot Oh I need to try that then! 3mo
britt_brooke @JenReadsAlot I love Truly and White Claw, etc, but they give me terrible heartburn. I‘m sold on this! 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ Things are so fluid at Disney parks right now with various restrictions being lifted as they strive to return to pre-pandemic levels and expectations. So, this is outdated right out of the gate, but overall, ultimately still helpful to a veritable noob like me who hasn‘t set foot in Orlando in two decades. Obvs for the most accurate information, follow Disney news/groups/pods. I love physical guidebooks for our bookshelf, so no regrets!

mabell It changes DAILY! We just got home yesterday. One day Epcot was opening at 10 and the next morning I opened the app to find out it had changed to 8:30! (8 for resort guests!) Even blogs are quickly outdated - I was excited to try food mentioned 2 months ago, and it was no longer there. Getting a handle on the app, Genie, and Genie+ is my tip. You‘ll have so much fun! 3mo
britt_brooke @mabell Thank you! Hope you had the best time!! We head down in a week! I‘ve been playing around on the app and watching the Tip Board, etc. I added genie+ to all tickets at the time I purchased them so hopefully we‘ll be able to make the most of it. My boys have never been; we are so excited!! 3mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Charlie Barnes is not exactly a renaissance man. In fact, he‘s a bit of a disaster, though kind of charming. Charlie has a cancer scare and awkwardness and hilarity ensues. This is ultimately about “the power you have when you control the narrative.” There are three sections aptly called Farce, Fiction, Fact, and once you realize who‘s narrating this story, everything falls into place quite cleverly. Satire and metafiction done well!

Megabooks Great review!! 3mo
Megabooks And I loved the narrator reveal as well 3mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks Thanks! It took me a bit to get into it, but I ended up really digging this. Thanks for the rec!! 3mo
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Cinfhen I think this is coming up for me soon!! Im glad to know BOTH you and @Megabooks enjoyed 💕 3mo
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yay - hope you like it, too! 3mo
SteveWJones I loved “Then We Came to the End.” I‘ll add this one to my list. 👍🏻 3mo
britt_brooke @SteveWJones This was my first time reading Ferris, but I‘m definitely going to hit some of his backlist. Thanks for the rec! 3mo
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