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Current #audiobook

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Starting this one tonight along with some hot tea 😊

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I found a charming little independent bookstore while vacationing on Mackinac Island. I‘ve been wanting to read Neil Gaiman for a while and I found a book of his that really caught my attention (tagged) and a Detroit true crime book since I need one from Michigan to add to my collection. 🖤 // #independentbookstore #mackinacisland #michigan

Reviewsbylola Love Mackinac Island! We used to visit when I was a kid! 1mo
emz711 Great book choice 1mo
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The Lathe Of Heaven: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin
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Mehso-so

Today I finished my favorite local independent bookstore‘s monthly #bookclub book. This is one of few sci-fi books I‘ve ever read and it was intriguing. I like being exposed to new books and this one got me thinking. It didn‘t quite end how I expected, but I liked exploring the ideas of dreams, reality, humanity, world issues and power. 3/5 ⭐️ // #scifi #sciencefiction #fiction #review #35before35list

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Yesterday was a special day! Happy book release Karen and Georgia! Can‘t wait to start this one soon! // #nonfiction #memoir #myfavoritemurder #murderino

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The Bean Trees | Barbara Kingsolver
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This is the second Barbara Kingsolver novel I‘ve read now. I was a big fan of the first one (The Poisonwood Bible), but it took me until around the halfway point in this one to really like it. The story really came together for me at that point and I started liking the main characters more by then. There were a few laugh out loud moments with some of the dialogue which is part of why I love this author. Glad I read this one! // #fiction #novel

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I heard a lot about this book and was really looking forward to reading it (I love a great travel memoir). This one was interesting, entertaining and unique. My biggest complaint is that the author said he went on his cross country bike trip specifically for material to write this book. To me, that takes something away from it and makes it less genuine. In the end though, I still really enjoyed it and gave it 4/5 ⭐️ // #memoir #nonfiction #travel

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I‘m on a mission to finish all the books I‘ve started and this one is now checked off that list! Finished this #audiobook this morning. It was good, but not as funny as I expected. His tone is so dry and lacks any inflection that it become a bit monotonous to listen to after a while. He‘s completely self deprecating and some of his stories were entertaining though. 3/5 ⭐️ // #memoir #audible #nonfiction #davidspade

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It took me a while to finish this one, but it was so good. The author weaves together a few story lines pretty seamlessly to tell the overall picture of our opioid crisis. It‘s a tough topic so I didn‘t always want to pick up the book, but when I did, it was well worth it. Highly recommend this #nonfiction read.

Megabooks I love this one! (edited) 2mo
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May‘s #bookclub pick from my favorite local bookstore. I wasn‘t so sure of this book for the first few chapters, even though they were about the two Jane Austen books I‘ve read. It was a bit pretentious, but as it progressed I thought it got better. Less pretension, more honesty. I liked the last two chapters the best. Overall 3.5 ⭐️

Eyelit I agree with your assessment! Good review 😃 3mo
caitlin.reads.books @Eyelit Glad it wasn‘t just me! Thank you!! 3mo
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Happy Christmas! My family gave me so many books as presents this year 😊🎄🎁📚❤️

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Panpan

Someone loaned me this book and boy, it‘s been a s-t-r-u-g-g-l-e to finish. I have a hard time putting a book down especially when someone recommends one. I was not a fan though. It was way too cheesy and had too many corny jokes. This one was not for me! #notafan #finallyfinished #nonfiction

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Tuesdays with Morrie | Mitch Albom
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Mehso-so

I shed a few tears at the end of this book, but ultimately I felt it lacked depth and was mostly written for show. The author states in the afterward it was written to help pay for Morrie‘s medical bills and I get the feeling it was rushed. Somehow knowing that just cheapened the whole thing for me. I really thought it was written because Morrie had something to say. If you want a short, inspirational book, this one is ok. #nonfiction #read

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Untitled | Unknown
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Starting off the #reversereadathon with a little comedy on audiobook. I had to work later than planned so I only got in about an hour of reading/listening time so far, but I look forward to keeping the reading party going in the morning! 📚🎉 #read #nonfiction #memoir #celebritymemoir #readathon #audiobook

Mdargusch How funny is this? I love David Spade! 12mo
caitlin.reads.books @Mdargusch It‘s good! If you‘re a fan, you‘ll enjoy it! Funny stories, he makes fun of himself and I‘m also learning a few things about him. 12mo
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The Bones of You | Debbie Howells
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free #bookhaul from a co-worker! she doesn‘t want these anymore so they have been adopted into my library 💙

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Mehso-so

finally finished this one! it has great reviews on goodreads, but I found most of it ambiguous and hard to get through. I took away a few pieces of advice, but overall, it felt like a mash up of vague information, anecdotes and stories that wasn‘t a cohesive self help book. this is the first book of Brene Brown‘s that I‘ve read and I was disappointed.

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rearranging books today and Emmie immediately jumped in 😻 #shelfie #emmieandbooks #bookshelf

BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s a perfect fit! 😻 13mo
saresmoore What a purrfect picture! 13mo
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Mehso-so

finished this #bookclub pick from a few months ago, finally. it‘s not a book I would normally pick, but it was pretty good. it veered from what I expected and actually picked up the pace as it went along. overall, I think it was an interesting take on relationships, family, race, America, criminal justice system and the prison system.

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The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman
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#bookhaul from my favorite local bookstore this week. all are #used except one. sometimes I go there and find a goldmine like this, other times I don‘t see much that I want. after a difficult day, this was the perfect pick me up. #happiness #booklover #TBRadditions

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so sad to hear the news of Kate Spade‘s passing today. her brand was iconic. I remember buying my first Kate Spade bag like it was yesterday and how special that was to me. 🖤 #katespade #katespadeny #katespadebooks

asiriusreader This was very sad news to hear today. 😢 13mo
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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4/5 ⭐️ Finished this one sitting on the beach and didn‘t want it to be over. Psychological thriller from a man‘s POV. The psychological elements were well done and it kept me guessing what would happen next. If you like this genre, I would recommend you check this one out!

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beach day reading a book I won from a goodreads giveaway. #perfection

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When you go to a Human Resources conference and end up with a book haul, you might be addicted to books. At least two of them were free. // #vashrm18 #shrm #bookhaul #bookaddict

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If Lauren Graham writes it, I‘m reading it. This is a sweet little inspirational book. Of course I wish it was longer, but Lauren has some good advice mixed in with her usual wit and humor. A quick read that will be good to come back to when I need a pick me up. #inspirational #nonfiction #laurengraham

Jess7 So true. Fan of hers for life. I have to read it. 1y
caitlin.reads.books @Jess7 yes! It‘s such a quick read. 1y
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Current #bookclub read.

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Kafka on the Shore | Haruki Murakami
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new books and new bag 😍

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The reviews were right...I finished this one in a few days. So good. The details included and descriptions of the crimes were chilling. The loss of Michelle McNamara is truly unfortunate. If you like true crime, I highly recommend this one.

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Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Loved this one! 💛 Beautifully written, heartbreaking and heartwarming all in one. I definitely want to read Practical Magic now. And I can‘t wait to hear what the rest of my #bookclub thinks of it next month when we meet.

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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loving this #bookclub pick ✨

rather_be_reading you should join my #HocusPocusSwap 🎃 11mo
caitlin.reads.books @rather_be_reading I will check it out! 🧡 11mo
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Picked up this book a few weekends ago after seeing the movie. I couldn‘t put it down! It‘s been a while since I‘ve read a book that I literally couldn‘t put down except to sleep. Molly seems a little full of herself in a few parts, but hey, maybe she had reason to feel that way. 🖤♣️♠️

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First book I read for the #ssdgmchallenge and it was quite disappointing. It was really short and a quick read, but it had a ton of grammatical mistakes, told fables as if they were fact and just seemed thrown together really quickly. I recommend watching the short vice documentary on this topic over reading this book. #murderino

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finally finished this one tonight. I picked it up when I was in Yellowstone last June and read it off and on for months. it was very interesting and thorough. of course there are some sad stories of human/bear encounters that didn‘t end well, but that‘s life. the national parks provide lots of education nowadays to prevent human/bear encounters. I‘m much more prepared as well if I ever surprise a bear in the woods! 🐻🐾🌳

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so excited for this challenge! thanks @shanebeth for putting this together! starting to figure out which books I plan to read for each prompt 🖤 #murderino #ssdgmchallenge

shanebeth awesome! enjoy! 💜 1y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Finished and dropping off at the library. A little different than I expected. Looking forward to #bookclub discussion this weekend. #youngadult #booktomovie

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Nora Ephron 💙 I like everything she writes. Enjoyed this collection. It‘s a quick read and was a good palate cleanser for me since the last few books I‘ve read were difficult to finish.

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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Current #bookclub pick. Tonight‘s reading.

TheBookKeepers Are you liking it so far? 2y
caitlin.reads.books @TheBookKeepers I‘m only in the second chapter, but yes, liking it so far! 1y
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#bookhaul with some of my Christmas gift cards. I didn‘t even intend for red to be the theme ❤️📚

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Sooooo glad to be done with this one. It was way too cheesy for me and took me forever to finish. I don‘t think it honored Dickens. The character names, Dickens references and tie-ins with the original Christmas Carol were over the top and forced. I had high hopes for this Christmas book and ended up disappointed.

Butterflyamore I haven‘t finished this yet but I‘ve really been struggling with it. I had high hopes for a magical tale. This has been so disappointing and I have to keep reminding myself that this version of Dickens is fictional. I just haven‘t found him to be a likable character in this story. 10mo
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#bookhaul from my favorite independent bookstore in Chestertown, MD! I found it last time I visited Rock Hall, MD and had to go back and stock up this past weekend when I was in town again. You buy enough books and they throw in several bookmarks 😊

Coco Yay for bonus bookmarks!! 2y
goodbyefrancie I enjoyed My Beloved World! 2y
caitlin.reads.books @goodbyefrancie awesome! I look forward to reading that one! I even got a signed copy of it which I thought was neat :) 2y
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Christmas haul! I love getting books as gifts. My family gets it! 📚📚📚

TheAnitaAlvarez Loved The Radium Girls! 2y
emilyhaldi Great stack. Oliver Sacks ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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After spending several hours with the family I see once a year, I needed some book therapy. I visited my favorite local bookstore, picked up some used and new books and a few gifts. Hot tea on the way home and I feel refreshed. 📚🖤

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The Sociopath Next Door | Martha Stout, Ph.D.
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This was quite an interesting read. Lots of information and theories. Some of the writing was weighed down with double negatives, complicated metaphors and run on sentences, but overall I found it informative and thought provoking. It was also a conversation starter when I was reading it at the gym. 😂 (My cat liked it too.)

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This book has been on my #TBR list for years. Several ladies in my bookclub recently told me how great it is and how it's one that you don't want to put down once you start it. I need to start it soon! #GIVEAWAYSIX

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The Stranger | Albert Camus
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It took me two and a half months to finish this short book because I disliked it so much. I really, really did not like this #bookclub book, classic or not. I'm so glad to be done with it. G'bye book.

OhNoMersault Ouch. 2y
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I'm Fine... and Other Lies | Whitney Cummings
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LOVED this book! Whitney is one of my favorite comics and her book is funny, but also like a therapy session. Hilarious and deep 💙

britt_brooke I always liked her back when she was on Chelsea Lately. #stacked 2y
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The Man Who Quit Money | Mark Sundeen
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Picked up a few new books to add to my shelves while traveling. #bookhaul #bookwarehouse #booksbooksbooks

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3.5/5 ⭐️ I didn't like the first half of this book so much, but I really liked the second half. Some of the jokes in the first half just weren't that funny to me and then it really picked up about halfway through. That actually fits with what I think of her other work. I find half of it funny and the other half is just not my sense of humor.

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Me and Emmie liked Joan Didion's South and West. I love the idea of traveling to learn and write about different places as Joan did. Her observations were interesting and timeless.

Stephanie-Anne Loved this! 2y
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Finished this one over the weekend and I liked it! The reviews weren't great, but I enjoyed the writing, the multiple perspectives, the unreliable narrators and the "twisty-ness" of it right until the very last page. ?? (And one of my cats can be spotted under the curtain in the background. ❤️)