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cariashley

cariashley

Joined May 2016

Reader, traveler, eater, New Yorker 📚🛫🍷🍝🗽🐱
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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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Did not disappoint in the slightest. I just love Ann Patchett so much, and would read her grocery list (or whatever she‘s writing down on the pad on her nightstand, which she talks about in one essay). This had me tearing up multiple times and the audiobook is wonderfully read by her.

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All's Well | Mona Awad
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This is a tough one to rate, really wavering between so-so and pick so going with a low pick. Totally bizarre with lots of smart Shakespearean references and other devices that were mostly over my head. The portrayal of chronic pain was fascinating and terrifying, and gave me the humbling feeling that fiction isn‘t so far from reality for many. Book 7 down #TOB22

BarbaraBB I‘m not really tempted to read it but already ordered the paperback edition 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2d
cariashley @BarbaraBB yeah I‘m happy I got it from the library - I don‘t think it‘s out in paperback in the US yet. 2d
Ruthiella I really liked this one, especially how it got weirder and weirder. I understand some readers think Miranda hallucinated some/all of it due to all the meds. But I prefer to read it “straight” and accept the sorcery and magic of it. 2d
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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Book haul from my local indie store today! I went in intending to buy whatever #TOB22 books they had in stock, but they‘re tiny and only had the Erdrich. I ordered the Kitamura and these other two just happened to fall into my bag 😅

Megabooks 😂😂 sometimes the best things do! 3d
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Really enjoyed this on audiobook! It made me laugh, and was actually pretty cute. Plus it was a one day listen which is always nice! Will be recommending it to my colleagues on our book-club Slack 😆

Glad it‘s on the #TOB22 shortlist as I might have missed it otherwise. Book 6 of 18 done!

Megabooks It is hilarious! Glad you enjoyed it! 4d
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Tell Me How to Be | NEEL. PATEL
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I absolutely loved everything about this book - first 5 star read of the year for me. Alternating between the mother and son as main characters with parallel but unique journeys worked so well. And I loved all the 90s/00s R&B references! Patel is an incredible writer and I hope this one gets more attention.

Megabooks 💯💯💯 1w
BarbaraBB Wow what a review! 1w
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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This was an eerie, macabre read that I liked a lot. The tone was effectively clinical and arms length, which worked given the content. Best to not know a lot going in. I‘m not sure how far this will make it in #TOB22 but it‘s an interesting contender. Highly recommend the audiobook as the narrator is excellent. Book 5 of 18 down!

BarbaraBB Just started this one too. Your review is encouraging! 1w
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Fiona and Jane | Jean Chen Ho
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First book purchase of 2022 arrived today! #botm (wow, I wrote 2021 and had to edit this… yikes)

My goal this year (I guess I can call it my resolution) is to read my subscription books in the month I receive them. Shouldn‘t be too hard as it‘s only 16 between Book of the Month and @strandbookstore but we‘ll see how it goes!

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Libertie: A Novel | Kaitlyn Greenidge
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This kept me reading but never fully came together for me. The storyline and the relationships between the characters just felt a little choppy, although I didn‘t mind the second half of the book as much as some others. The Haiti parts were interesting and I would have liked to have gone deeper there. Maybe the author just tried to do too much and it felt like skimming.

Book 4 of #TOB22 done! Got a ways to go 😅

KatieDid927 Agreed. 2w
Suet624 Darn! I keep putting off reading this book because of these so-so reviews. As to the fact that you say you have a ways to go, I just keep telling myself that I have until March to read all of them and that's calming me down a bit. 2w
Chelsea.Poole Same for me. 2w
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Ruthiella Totally agree with your take on the book. 2w
cariashley @Suet624 that‘s a great way to think about it!! And this one was fine, it moves along and isn‘t a slow read, at least. 2w
cariashley @KatieDid927 @Chelsea.Poole @Ruthiella glad I‘m not the only one and that there‘s a consistent vibe on this one! 2w
thebluestocking Well said! I felt the same way. 💙 2w
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Wow, I‘m mad I hesitated so long to read this. I wasn‘t wowed by the Shadow and Bone books, but loved Ninth House and have heard nothing but raves for this one. I absolutely loved it! It was a perfect book to get lost in on my first beach vacation in 2 years 😎

Julsmarshall That view! 2w
readordierachel Such a great book! 2w
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I completed my goodreads challenge, YAY! Leaving it right to the end 😅 And happy to do it with a David Sedaris I‘d never gotten to - he‘s the best and I find I appreciate him more with every collection I listen to (despite the occasional outmoded terms).

Kimzey Congratulations on meeting your impressive reading goal! 🎉🎊🌟 3w
Jas16 🙌🏽 3w
Chrissyreadit Wow!! 100 books 🎉🥳🎉🙌 3w
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sprainedbrain Awesome! 🎉🎉🎉 3w
Megabooks Awesome!! 🎉🎉 3w
Megabooks Or should I say fantastic like David‘s dad? 🤔😁 (edited) 3w
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Crossroads: A Novel | Jonathan Franzen
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Merry bookmas, chunkster edition! 📚🎄

My mom did a good job this year - these were all on my list. Especially happy to get the Ozeki for #TOB22.

MrsMalaprop Got my hubby the Franzen for Christmas. Enjoy 😊. 4w
BkClubCare Strong arm there! 💪 2w
cariashley @BkClubCare it was quite the workout 🤣 2w
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I loved this with the heat of a thousand suns. Or a thousand monsters. Why is everything Novik writes so excellent?!

(#percycat is not as entertained)

Crazeedi Percy must be my Klinger's cousin! They surely look alike@ 4w
cariashley @Crazeedi wow they do!! Klinger is such a cutie!! 😻 4w
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You Love Me: A You Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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LOVED this latest installment much more than I thought I would. I think it‘s great how the show and the books are diverging and am now excited to watch the third season. I hope they consider bringing in elements of this storyline eventually because it was super entertaining. Love Joe and this audiobook narrator!

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Gingerbread | Helen Oyeyemi
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Long time no post and I miss Litsy! Have had so much going on with work and ailing cats (here‘s the relatively healthier one, #percycat). I just finished this meandering, bizarre novel and have no idea what to say about it. I didn‘t love it but didn‘t hate it? The writing is very good but the story pretty much feels like I imagine being on psychedelics is. None of it made any real sense to me. 🤷🏼‍♀️

RaeLovesToRead I read What is not yours is not yours by the same author and I'm not certain I understood a lot of that either 😅😂 Percy is so cute ❤ Hope your other kitties get well soon. 2mo
BarbaraBB I am glad you‘re back and I hope your cats will get well soon. And that you‘ll find the time to dive into the shortlist of #ToB22! 2mo
cariashley @RaeLovesToRead I had read Boy Snow Bird by her and didn‘t love that either, but I got this in a book subscription box and felt obligated to finally read it. Thanks for the ❤️ for the kitties ☺️ 2mo
cariashley @BarbaraBB thank you 💙 I‘m so excited about the #ToB22 shortlist! Determined to start earlier this year! 2mo
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Really loved this audiobook, which was wonderfully read by Union herself. Very real and raw in the best way.

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The Keeper of Night | Kylie Lee Baker
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Not super thrilled with this month‘s selections (yet again), but decided on this one. #BOTM

Patchshank I chose the same one. I don't usually like YA, but it was definitely seemed to be the most interesting. 3mo
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Funny Once: Stories | Antonya Nelson
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Not gonna lie, this hits a little close to home. 😬 Really liking this collection of short stories so far, am surprised it isn‘t more well known.

BarbaraBB That is quite the quote 🤍 3mo
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Finally finished this! Took a lot of effort over two weeks where I had tons of other stuff going on, so am pretty proud of myself. While it could have benefited from some editing, this series is a real comfort read for me and I liked it a lot. It also explained a lot of what happened in season 5 of the show, although I‘m scratching my head a little at how the story seems to be diverging.

#SullivanCat can barely lean on this book, it‘s so big 😹

Scochrane26 If you haven‘t read the Lord John series & her short stories, you may want to before reading the next one. 4mo
cariashley @Scochrane26 ooh thank you for the tip! I haven‘t cracked into any of those yet. 3mo
Scochrane26 @cariashley They‘re not as long & are really good on audio. 3mo
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Yesterday was an amazing day for roof reading! I have less than 200 pages left in this monster and am trying to finish it this weekend. After a slow, albeit entertaining, middle section the action is seriously ramping up!!

LiteraryinLawrence What a great view! 4mo
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What a spot on my #audiorun today! And what an excellent listen - it‘s so engaging and I can‘t put it down. This is my very favorite kind of nonfiction.

SamAnne It is so good. And what a view! 4mo
TrishB Beautiful pic ❤️ 4mo
Amiable This was such a good book! I agree. 4mo
fredthemoose I just binged it in 2 days because I couldn‘t turn it off! I even went looking for chores to do yesterday so I could keep listening. 4mo
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Started this behemoth this weekend. I‘d put it off forever because it‘s just so LONG, but am 170 pages in and it‘s actually so comforting to be back with these familiar characters.

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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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And now we enter the time of year where I go into ongoing denial about the seasons changing 😩 This book is so good, at least!

Cathythoughts It is a good book ! And what a lovely place to be reading it 👍🏻💙 4mo
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Another fantastic one from MacLean! She was my first romance novelist and continues to be my absolute favorite. This was one was exciting with high stakes and a very, um, giving hero 😅 I also loved a minor element that I‘ve maybe never seen before in a historical romance - will tag as a spoiler in a comment below. #romantsy

cariashley No kids/pregnancies as part of the epilogue was SO refreshing!! They addressed not wanting kids early on and it was a non issue, which I loved to see. 4mo
DGRachel @tnstrumpets on Instagram is putting together a list of romance books with that trope! Also, if you‘re on Facebook, you should join Sarah‘s OSRBC group, if you haven‘t already. Need a book with a certain trope? 50 people will have recommendations! 4mo
cariashley @DGRachel whoa so good to know, am going to check that out!! Thank you! 4mo
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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If I had known how sad this book would be going in, I may not have picked it up, but I‘m so glad I did. Just an excellent, head on examination of grief and the brutality of caring for a loved one who is dying of a horrific disease. Zauner reads it beautifully and the food descriptions are *chef‘s kiss*. I‘ve been a fan of Japanese Breakfast for a while and am impressed with her virtuosity across art forms.

mdemanatee Same! My book club was all like “ok who cried?” It was everyone. 4mo
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Birthday book haul from yesterday 😎🤗

Ruthiella Happy Birthday! 🥳 5mo
BarbaraBB Happy belated birthday 🎂 5mo
cariashley @Ruthiella @BarbaraBB thank you!! 🥰🥰 5mo
JessClark78 Happy Birthday! 🎊🎂🎉 5mo
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What a brilliant end to this series, truly one of the most unique and affecting stories I‘ve ever read. Deserves all the acclaim. I‘m excited to read everything else Jemisin has written now!

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Not a fan of this month‘s books, but it‘s my birthday month so had to pick something. Sort of interested in Vivek Oji and the Rooney is obvious; wish it had been a main pick. #BOTM has been very meh for months now.

Kimberlone I think this has been the general Litsy sentiment today. I skipped, but will definitely get the Sally Rooney in November when I have my birthday gift. 5mo
mrsthilkey Agreed. I skipped but will definitely be adding the Rooney next time they have a pick that I want. 5mo
jeannasser Wait are you Virgo as well ?? 👀👀 or Libra 😊😊 5mo
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cariashley @Kimberlone @mrsthilkey at least the Rooney is an add on! Looking forward to that. 5mo
cariashley @ReadingWithJean Virgo here too!! My birthday is tomorrow 😊 5mo
ErikasMindfulShelf The Death of Vivek Oji was great. Can‘t wait to read Rooney‘s new book. 5mo
cariashley @ErikasMindfulShelf good to hear, it had fallen off my radar for some reason but the reviews are all pretty positive! 5mo
jeannasser @cariashley omg! Happy birthday!!! 🥰🥰 5mo
cariashley @jeannasser thank you!!! ☺️ 5mo
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Whereabouts | Jhumpa Lahiri
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A very quiet novel; I‘m not sure how I really feel about it. I‘ve been mixed on Lahiri in the past but this feels like a big departure for her, which makes sense given the translation element. While I really liked a lot of the observations and the writing, the tone kept me at a distance. This felt more experimental vs fully realized. #camptob #catsoflitsy

RaeLovesToRead Cute kitty 🥰 6mo
cariashley @RaeLovesToRead thanks, Percy is a great reading buddy ☺️ 6mo
BookishMarginalia Adorable #PercyCat 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
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cariashley @BookishMarginalia 💕 I should add that hashtag to his previous appearances 😹 6mo
Kerrbearlib Sweet kitty! 6mo
BookishMarginalia Yes, indeed! We love easily scrolling through our cat pics — I‘m sure you will too 6mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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My god, was not fully prepared for how devastating this book would be, even though I knew going in that it would be a tough read. Its brilliance is that it‘s not gratuitous, though. This book also provides an enraging education on how poorly the AIDS crisis was handled in this country and the disgusting politics of our healthcare system. One of the best reads of the year for me.

SamAnne Loved this one. For me, brought back some sad memories of the 80s. 6mo
BarbaraBB I loved this one too! If you can handle another book about AIDS I can recommend this one: 5mo
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If not for #camptob, I would not have picked this one up as I‘m really not an Ishiguro fan. And now I‘m 3 for 4 on disliking his books, unfortunately (I did appreciate Never Let Me Go, but was meh on Remains and blecch on Buried Giant). The plot of this one was both baffling and frustrating, and far too allegorical for my taste. Why do all the characters take Klara‘s crazy logic seriously?? I really didn‘t get it. 🤷🏼‍♀️

BarbaraBB That‘s a good question indeed. 6mo
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Foundryside: A Novel | Robert Jackson Bennett
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Once again, Bennett delivers an intense urban fantasy with fascinating world building and wonderful characters. The only flaw to note is that sometimes the intricacies of the magic system were almost too detailed and it made my head spin a bit, but that‘s not really a complaint. Can‘t wait to pick up book 2!

LoverOfLearning Wow this cover is absolutely gorgeous! 6mo
cariashley @LoverOfLearning right, isn‘t it great?? 6mo
LoverOfLearning @cariashley I mean it might be in top 3 best covers I've ever seen? Hows the story? It is up to par? Haha 6mo
cariashley @LoverOfLearning it really is! So good!! 6mo
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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This book is so good, why did I wait so long to read it? Once #SullivanCat stops sleeping on it, I look forward to continuing 😹 #catsoflitsy #kal

kspenmoll 😻😹 6mo
Ruthiella 😻😻😻 6mo
Catsandbooks Precious sleeping kitty! 6mo
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Liz_M Look at those little white paws! 😻 6mo
marleed I felt the same way - read this year! 6mo
BookishMarginalia Oh my goodness, what a pose! 6mo
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Unexpectedly, really enjoyed this audiobook. I‘ve been getting Ann Friedman‘s weekly newsletter for years but wasn‘t quick to pick this one up because it sounded kind of hokey. But it really makes you think and reframe friend relationships in a whole new way, at least for me. That they need just as much care and feeding as romantic and familial relationships seems obvious but just wasn‘t something I‘d thought a lot about. Recommend.

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I liked the second half of this book a lot, even if I didn‘t feel like I learned much that was new to me. It was still a good overview of how messed up the US food system is, and how negatively it‘s impacted the rest of the world. The first half was a bit dense and read like a history textbook. Overall it felt a bit long, but Bittman‘s narration on the audiobook was good (even at 1.5x speed!).

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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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I loved this. It was funny and warm and just so entertaining. The ending unexpectedly brought me to tears. #percycat approves 🐱

Prairiegirl_reading I keep going back and forth if I want to read this or not. This week I‘m leaning towards read. 😄 7mo
cariashley @Prairiegirl_reading i heartily recommend it, but reading through the past reviews here it does seem to be polarizing! 7mo
CarolynM I loved it too❤️ 7mo
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IuliaC I liked this one very much too 👍 7mo
Catsandbooks Percy is so darn cute!! 💕 7mo
cariashley @Catsandbooks thanks on his behalf, he really is ☺️ 7mo
BookishMarginalia Percy is super cute! 6mo
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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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A true so-so. I listened to it which made the first half seem even more loosely connected than it probably does in print. It felt like a collection of drafted tweets (many are good!) mixed with a speculative sort of plot. The second half is much more focused and very poignant. It sort of makes sense as a whole I guess? Definitely genre bending as this didn‘t feel like a novel at all, but I was prepared for that going in. #camptob

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It‘s been a CRAZY past month with my first big post vax trip and seeing so many friends and colleagues again. All amazing and good but wow is it exhausting. This is my first day to do nothing in weeks and I‘m doing it right with some sun and an aperol spritz. This book is quite good once you get into the flow of the writing style, which I wasn‘t expecting.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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My Independent Bookstore Day haul! Might as well give up on shrinking my TBR now that a new indie bookstore opened near me. Maud Dixon is signed by the author, who apparently stopped into the shop recently!

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☑️ browsed in a bookstore for the first time in over a year
☑️ checked out a NEW bookstore in town that was sorely needed after one shuttered a few years ago
☑️ bought books on Independent Bookstore Day

Doesn‘t get any better! ☺️☺️☺️

TrishB Same as me for your first point 👍🏻 felt great. 9mo
LiteraryinLawrence Me too!! 💗💗 9mo
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A great vacation read for my first trip in over a year! I was a plane within 48 hours of being fully vaccinated and it was desperately needed after a few brutal months at work. Feeling lucky to have been able to get some sun in Miami, to have gotten both shots, and to have made it through the last year. Eloise‘s story is cute; picturing the characters from the show makes it even more fun. #romantsy

Leftcoastzen Enjoy! 9mo
BarbaraBB I can‘t wait to follow your example. Enjoy 🏝 🤍 9mo
Bianca It takes 1 to 2 weeks after second dose (or the one if J&J) for the vaccination to be in full effect just fyi. 9mo
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IuliaC Enjoy!! 🛩👍😃 9mo
Tanisha_A Have fun! Be safe! ❤️ 9mo
cariashley @Bianca yup, I got my second shot on March 31 and flew on April 16 ☺️ 9mo
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Writers & Lovers | Lily King
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“‘So, you gonna write the Great American Novel?‘ I‘m tired of that question. ‘You gonna cure ovarian cancer?‘”

I snorted. OBGYN small talk really is the worst. 😆

susanw I loved this book!! 9mo
Leftcoastzen I love this book too. 9mo
JamieArc I really need to get to this book! I love this! 9mo
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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Lauren Groff is one of my auto buy authors and I love everything she does. These stories are excellent and impart a real sense of place (even when they aren‘t set in the titular state). Pictured here with my day lilies which I‘m very excited are coming up again!

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Excellent narrative nonfiction. The audiobook was riveting, even though I had a little trouble keeping track of the Russian names in this format. Highly recommend!

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The Searcher | Tana French
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Back at my favorite winery for the first time this year! The staff know my husband and me well; I always bring a book and he usually does too - today they asked us if we‘re book editors 😂 Still pretty cold but bearable for a couple hours in the sun with a warm coat and hat on. Really enjoying Tana French‘s latest. #vineyardreads

BarbaraBB That looks perfect! 10mo
Tamra Lucky you! 10mo
Cathythoughts I enjoyed this Tana too 👍🏻❤️... and with wine 🍷👌🏻 10mo
Liz_M That looks amazing. I need a day trip out of the city! 10mo
cariashley @Liz_M the north fork is pretty nice right now, not too crowded! 10mo
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The Outsider | Stephen King
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I always enjoy Stephen King, and Will Patton is just the best narrator. I hadn‘t realized that Holly Gibney from the Mr. Mercedes trilogy would pop up in this one! Great audiobook even if the ending was a little so-so.

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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This is historical fiction at its absolute best - such immersive and magical writing. I took my time with it to savor all the details. Obreht makes you feel the stifling Arizona heat and how desperate the characters and the land are for water. Am surprised this has such a low rating here, it‘s wonderful. It happens to be pouring buckets in NYC today, incongruously!

Ruthiella I loved this one too. The two story lines come together so late in the book. I enjoyed the suspense of it. 10mo
TheKidUpstairs That cover is stunning 10mo
cariashley @Ruthiella me too. The final pages knocked the wind out of me, I didn‘t see it wrapping up that way. So good. 10mo
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SamAnne I really enjoyed this one too. And appreciated it more as I reflected on it. 10mo
KristiAhlers I read this when it was a book club selection for B&N and i loathed it. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 10mo
BarbaraBB The view is still great 😀 10mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Would like to read my book, but guess that‘s not happening! TV it is 😹 #catsoflitsy #KAL #sullivancat

Liatrek Awe 😻😻 10mo
CareBear The things we do for our cats 😻 10mo
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Red Pill | Hari Kunzru
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And with that, I‘ve finished all the main brackets of the #ToB21! This was a strange book that went in a direction I didn‘t expect. I almost put it aside about a quarter of the way in, but kept going and couldn‘t put it down for the middle third. I don‘t even know how to summarize it, but the series of events around the steady unraveling of the narrator are unsettling to say the least. Almost a pick, but not quite, though I‘m glad I read it.

BkClubCare I am mesmerized by the colors in the cover. Like what you did here. 10mo
cariashley @BkClubCare I really can‘t take credit, I found this image on google and it was a perfect square size 😅 10mo
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I absolutely *loved* this book and am shocked it‘s so under the radar. It‘s dense but readable, hilarious but heartfelt. I loved all of its ridiculousness, just such a smart book. I hope it goes farther in the #ToB21!

Ruthiella The Claw!!! 🤣 10mo
cariashley @Ruthiella I will never forget The Claw... followed closely by le Splotch!! 🤣 10mo
Professional_Book_Dragon It‘s super good so far! I‘m only half way through. 🤪 10mo
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Cathythoughts Sounds good. Maybe good for audio 🤔 10mo
cariashley @Cathythoughts I think it could be great on audio with the right narrator! 10mo
BkClubCare I listened to WRUS and thought it fine but not spectacular. Another person thought the narration screwed town name pronunciations but I didn‘t notice? I usually do hate an incorrect dialect for place so they must not have been too annoying! If you live north of Boston, you might consider yourself warned😂 10mo
cariashley @BkClubCare that would definitely be annoying, I find it incredibly distracting when people mess up NY accents (ugh the later books of the Sleeping Giants trilogy), but probably wouldn‘t recognize a bad Boston area one. @Cathythoughts take note! 10mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou ! I‘ve taken note 😁.. I‘m going to give the audio a go , but will probably be May by the time I get there 10mo
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I‘ve got my Super Rooster shirt on and am ready for #ToB21 to start today! I‘ve never tried to “complete” a challenge like this before and it‘s already been so fulfilling, even though the tournament hasn‘t actually started yet (and I have a third left in my last book of the main brackets 😅). Can‘t wait to see how things play out in the official #ToB as well as the #LitsyToB21. Thanks so much to @BarbaraBB for organizing!

BarbaraBB This is so cool! @BkClubCare has one too. So good of you to contribute this way to the tournament! 10mo
vivastory This is so awesome! I have a poster with all of the past nominees & winners. I also just ordered a t-shirt & a marathon style bumper sticker from them. I'll post a pic when they arrive. 10mo
BkClubCare @BarbaraBB - psssst. I now have 3 tees and a coffee mug. 10mo
cariashley @vivastory oooh a poster is such a great idea! 10mo
cariashley @BkClubCare @BarbaraBB 😂 that‘s hardcore!! I need to buy some 2021 merch! 10mo
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