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Joined September 2016

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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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This book ripped me in two. I think it's a book best experienced, so I don't want to say too much, but Jacqueline Woodson is an incredible writer and so seamlessly puts you in the story and the narrators' heads. Do read this one.

Also - Roxane Gay talked about this one (spoiler free) for her Vice book club, available on YouTube- it's worth a watch.

Cinfhen Just got the book this week! You‘re review makes me want to bump it up!! 4d
cathipink @Cinfhen I think you'll like it! It's a fairly quick read too- I read most of it in a day. 3d
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Powell's Books | Portland, Oregon (Bookstore)
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I made it to the mothership 😍 in Portland visiting colleges with my son but we stopped here first 🙂 completely overwhelming and wonderful in equal measure. I think I might have to sneak back later.....

Ruthiella I‘ve only been there once but agreed it is totally overwhelming! So many books!😀 1w
Worder Agreed it is amazing. Several visits to it myself have taught me it is not possible for a book lover to get bored here. 5d
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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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The National Book Award for fiction long list is out and it's *so good*. Excited to explore the 5 I haven't read.

Ruthiella I‘ve read Trust Exercise and Black Leopard, Red Wolf. I hope to read The Nickel Boys before the end of year.😀 1mo
Pedrocamacho I‘ve work to do 😊 1mo
cathipink Ack, I lied, I've only read 4! 😬 @Ruthiella I'll have to go look for your reviews. I've read The Need, Sabrina, The Other Americans, and Fleishman. We own Nickel Boys and Red Leopard, and on the library list for On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous. 1mo
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Ruthiella I loved this book! 1mo
cathipink @Ruthiella it's an all-time fave for me 🙂 this is my first copy, although I have a few others. 1mo
batsy Love this photo 🌹 1mo
cathipink @batsy 💗💗 thank you 🙂 1mo
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Day 3 (ack, I missed yesterday!) of #CoverLove #7Days7Covers

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Ruthiella I think this might be my favorite of the Brodie series but I‘ve not read the new one yet!😀 1mo
cathipink @Ruthiella I have read the new one - it's great, but this one is still my favorite 🙂 1mo
Ruthiella I just noticed this is the French paperback edition. Did you read it en Francais? 🇫🇷 1mo
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Day 2🧛‍♀️🧟‍♀️🦹‍♀️ #7Covers7Days #CoverLove

Thanks for the tag @Ruthiella

britt_brooke I loved the artwork in this so much. 💚 1mo
Ruthiella Good one! The cover combined with the title is so evocative! 😀 1mo
batsy What @Ruthiella said! Love this cover. 1mo
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Leftcoastzen A favorite of mine , what an amazing graphic novel. 1mo
cathipink @britt_brooke @Ruthiella @batsy @Leftcoastzen the artwork is so detailed and beautiful 💗 I keep hoping for the sequel but the release date continues to be pushed back 😢 1mo
Leftcoastzen I was wondering about the sequel. 1mo
cathipink @Leftcoastzen GR says September of 2020, but it said September 2018 and 2019, so I feel a little skeptical. I hope everything is ok with the author. 1mo
Leftcoastzen Me too ! 1mo
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Thanks for tagging me, @Ruthiella 🙂🙂
If you'd like to participate, please consider yourself tagged - 7 days, 7 covers, no explanation.

#7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

Ruthiella Those pulp versions of classics are fun! 😀love the frame too! 1mo
cathipink @Ruthiella I bought three classics when I saw the pulp versions 😬 the frame is from Ikea 🙂 1mo
Eyelit ❤️😂❤️ 1mo
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I'm not an ardent fall lover (summer forever, please), but the fact that the Book Riot podcast is doing two episodes per week for fall has me embracing the season wholeheartedly.

I 💗 love💗 this podcast (it might be my favorite) because I love hearing Jeff and Rebecca talk about book world news (it isn't book reviews or TBR fluffing at all - even this episode). Highly recommend.

Cortg I agree! Pleeeeaaaaaase don't go, summer! 🌞 2mo
LauraBeth I love the BR podcast and LOVE their fall previews! Even the husband, who claims to hate all of my podcasts, will specifically request the BR podcast when we‘re getting ready to drift off to sleep. He hates books and couldn‘t care less about publishing but he likes Rebecca‘s enthusiasm and Jeff‘s insider baseball. He also thinks Jeff interrupts her too much 😹 2mo
Susannah @LauraBeth I agree with your husband. I also think Jeff uses the phrase “confirmation bias” too much. 😁 2mo
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LauraBeth @susannah oh no - now that‘ll be all I hear him say! 😂 2mo
Susannah @LauraBeth, oh noooo! I‘m so sorry. Really. 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
cathipink @Cortg I am noticing the darkness in the morning and evening already 😶 at least the weather has stayed warm in Denver. Is it still warm where you are? 1mo
cathipink @LauraBeth @Susannah I agree about the interrupting. I feel like they make a relatively complementary pair when I listen, but it feel strange when Jeff is constantly talking about how little he reads 🤷‍♀️ (I know the book business isn't about reading per se, it just feels weird). 1mo
Susannah That‘s interesting,@cathipink. You would think that reading would drive his interest in the book business, though. 1mo
monalyisha SUMMER FOREVER! 🙌🏻☀️🌊 1mo
Cortg @cathipink Weather temps are still in the low 80‘s here! 1mo
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Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
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This book 😍😍😍 I am typically an avoider of short stories but this book has been recommended so many times that I couldn't resist. I am so glad I read it - I didn't realize how deeply comforting it would be to read a set of stories largely set in Denver, with accurate setting references. More importantly, the stories within are beautifully told, with characters too often neglected in narrative. Read this book.

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Got a free bookmark in my used book 🤣🚽🧻

Pedrocamacho Can you spare a square? 2mo
Leftcoastzen Not a square to spare @Pedrocamacho !😂❤️ 2mo
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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I outgrew the red bookshelf (originally purchased 'just to hold library books' 😬), so we purchased a new shelf and @Pedrocamacho built it this afternoon 💗 good thing I bought the tagged book, the shelf would be empty otherwise 🙄🤣

Ruthiella I‘m pretty sure you‘ll be able to fill it up pretty quick. 🤪 2mo
cathipink @Ruthiella The only free space is in the library book stack 🤦‍♀️ 2mo
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Anyone know of a source for the books offered (apart from endless scrolling on the B&N site)? I went last summer but only picked up Circe. Trying to cool my jets with book purchases and have mostly bought used this summer, but 50% off is pretty tempting 🙂

Ruthiella I would call your local B&N for the skinny. I think when and what is offered at 50% may vary. 2mo
cathipink @Ruthiella oh interesting! I didn't realize it would be different from store to store. 2mo
Ruthiella I don‘t think it‘s all the books in the store. Just select titles. 2mo
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cathipink @Ruthiella right... I just thought the books included in the sale would be the same across all stores since the offer is good online as well. 2mo
Sweetkokoro I think it only differs from store to store because each store carries a variety of books and not the same set of books. The two I go carry such a drastic difference of Sci-fi/fantasy so I always make sure to check them both out. 2mo
cathipink @Sweetkokoro that makes sense 🙂 thanks 🙂 2mo
LibrarianRyan Apparently they are not releasing lists on line early like they did last year. They had stuff on line that was showing up as part of the 50% sale but not not inthe store. They gave it to me anyway, but ... 2mo
cathipink @LibrarianRyan 😑😑😑 I'm glad they honored the online price. I'll just have to be patient (not my finest virtue 🙂🙂). 2mo
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The Need | Helen Phillips
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Doing a little knitting and reading tonight in an attempt to stave off the Sunday Scaries- working on a cardigan and hoping to (maybe?) finish The Need tonight. It's reminding me a *lot* of a movie from last year - I don't want to say which one as it would be a spoiler for both, but I'm curious to see where the book ends up 🙂 #KnittersofLitsy

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July was my most prolific reading month (ever, maybe), with 18 books read. Fave is tagged, with very close seconds to Gather Together in my Name, Made for Love, and The Trauma Cleaner (read thanks to a Litten recommendation 💗). Here's to August!

🎧 8 audio
📚 10 paper books
🥪 2 work lunch books

Pic from my Lisa Congdon 2019 calendar that lives at my desk.

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This was a great snapshot into Nicole's life, and one family thread in particular.

I've really enjoyed graphic novel memoirs - would love any recs people have to share (I've read a few Lucy Knisleys - not for me, Mimi Pond - love, Good Talk by Mira Jacob- love). What are some of your favorite graphic novels?

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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This book didn't live up to the promise it had in my head - I wish it had been a little sharper. While I acknowledge that there aren't any known surrogate residential centers, would anyone be surprised to hear that one is operating right now in secret? I enjoyed hearing Jane and Reagan's stories, but felt like the author did them both a little dirty in the end.

The_Real_Nani Same. It seemed to strive for depth but missed the mark. 3mo
cathipink @The_Real_Nani I think the 'set in the not-so-distant future' classification had me primed for a more dystopian take? The one part that did land for me was Mae's observance of how catering to rich people will never be automated, and her falling into that same audience as well - nevermind that the employees are treated like machines. 3mo
FeministBookClub I chatted with the author about the premise on our podcast. I think you‘d be interested in her perspective! 3mo
The_Real_Nani @cathipink It was being compared to The Handmaids Tale. Maybe in context but in writing quality? Nope. 3mo
The_Real_Nani Also I agree about rich ppl and automation 100% 3mo
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Walking on the Ceiling | Aysegl Savas
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Started and finished this on audio today - was sad to see so few ratings on Goodreads. Stylistically, it reminded me a lot of What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons. It's very short - less than four hours on audio - would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys books about peoples' interior lives.

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When your audiobook has a typo 🤣😶 it's supposed to be trial, not trail 🙂

Christine LOL, I noticed/was perplexed by this, too! 3mo
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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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I didn't even think I could wish for a new Jackson Brodie, and yet, here we are 💗 my most anticipated book of the year, and there's another one coming (after a WWII one)!

I read a review saying Atkinson is perfect at revealing the banality of evil, and that's never more accurate than here. So happy to see so many familiar faces - that second to last phone call 💗💀

Also- sorry my thumb looks mega-creeps 😬

TrishB It‘s a great comfort read 👍🏻 4mo
cathipink @TrishB it really is. Felt like I was among friends again. 4mo
Ruthiella So happy to hear it‘s great. I kinda want to re-read the previous four books to prepare but probably won‘t.😀 4mo
cathipink @Ruthiella I listened to them which made it easier to tear off. I definitely don't think you have to - I just feel like my memory is getting bad for book specifics 😬😬 can't wait to hear what you think! 4mo
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Made for Love | Alissa Nutting
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Current work lunch book. This book is hitting a sweet spot I didn't know I had. Preposterous/weird yet firmly rooted in reality. Darkly hilarious. Reminds me, in feel, of My Year of Rest and Relaxation. Trying to parse it out over my lunch breaks but will probably cave and take it home on Friday. Would love to hear any recs in the same vein 🙂🐬💻😯🌴

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The Egg Quest | Jo Fontana, Teresa Horton
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I think an author visited my libraries 💗💗 I try to check in on them daily, and today there were a few copies of the tagged book and two others 💗💗 my LFLs bring me so much joy - I highly recommend getting one if you're considering it.

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Digital Audiobooks: New Media, Users, and Experiences | Iben Have, Birgitte Stougaard Pedersen
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Has anyone else been having issues with #Libby? I know this could be related to my specific library, but a couple of my holds have been deleted with no notice. I thought maybe a new ISBN for the title had been added, but it is strange that it's happened twice now.

Eyelit I have had a few issues, but I‘m assuming it‘s because I access my materials both on Libby on my phone and through overdrive on my kindle. This confusing things 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
Bookwormjillk I had a hold come through and then disappear. 4mo
cathipink @Bookwormjillk @Eyelit it's so strange... I guess there are glitches in any system. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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Picked this up at my local used bookstore (love the address label the previous owner had on the cover, and inside on a manuscript page). I didn't realize it was the 3rd of her memoirs 😬 but I think this works as a standalone. Looking forward to listening to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings soon.

Theaelizabet I loved I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, then for some reason went no further with her books. I should rectify that some day. 4mo
cathipink @Theaelizabet I'm definitely hoping to read the full set, although maybe not all in a row. Interesting how Caged Bird is so popular but the other titles are harder to find. 4mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Help me, Littens - I think maybe I don't like sci fi? I finished Recursion this morning and it was fine (I'll put my reason in a spoiler-protected comment below). My only other sci fi read of the year was Golden State, whose ending made me plain mad. I've seen plenty of sci fi movies, all of which I would place in the fine category.

Is there a great sci fi book I need to try? I don't like dismissing a genre outright, but feeling disheartened.

cathipink I'm so done with the Inside Out (the movie) ending (which is also from The Prophet by Gibran) - happiness can only be fully felt thanks to its counter, sadness. The ending just felt a little too pat for me. The story was fine, and I'm sure the science was sound, but one of my main complaints with sci fi generally is throwing in a lot of science that I'm skeptical most people understand (me included) to seem intellectual. 😬 4mo
glitterkitty459 This is of my favs (1st in a series) 4mo
Reviewsbylola I‘m not huge into sci fi. Like, at all. I love how Crouch turns his into thrillers tho. I don‘t get a lot of the science-y stuff and I‘m ok with that. I‘d say if you want to give him another try, check out his Wayward Pines series. 4mo
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cathipink Thank you for the suggestion, @glitterkitty459🙂 4mo
cathipink I didn't realize he had contributed to so many other projects (I watched the first season of Good Behavior and never would have guessed) - I'll try Wayward Pines, thanks @Reviewsbylola 4mo
Tattooedteacher I‘m not a big sci-fi fan either, but I really liked Dark Matter. Maybe try that. 4mo
cathipink @LiterRohde thank you! 4mo
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Postcards From the Edge | Carrie Fisher
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I've declared this a paperback summer (apart from my library holds over which I have no control). Took this to the beach and enjoyed it. I read this a looooong time ago (saw the movie, too, but have little memory of it- looks like the two are fairly different). Towards the end, the book felt a little too quippy/clever (one liner after one liner), but they're all very good, and such a great first novel. Great light read.

cathipink Purchased at one of my fave used bookstores in town, which is perfectly nestled between some of my son's fave record stores 🙂 4mo
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Been matching my lunch book all week 💙 in fairness, my wardrobe is about 50% blue or pink 🙂 enjoying this so far and excited to see there's a new one coming at the end of August!
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I think this is the UK 🇬🇧 edition - I wonder if the US edition converted the till totals to dollars?

Theaelizabet Loved this book! Till totals in USA edition? You know, I don‘t remember 🙄 5mo
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In preparation for Big Sky, I've been rereading the Jackson Brodies. They really hold up, and this one is my favorite in the series. Anyone else planning on getting the new one?

TrishB Can‘t wait 👍🏻 5mo
cathipink I didn't think there'd be any more! Such a lovely surprise @TrishB 5mo
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TrishB I went to see her last year talk about Transcription and she told us there would be a new one - literally the whole room cheered 😁 5mo
cathipink !!! That's so awesome 🙂 @TrishB 5mo
RaimeyGallant I haven't read any of hers (yet!) 5mo
cathipink You're in for a treat, if you decide to pick them up 🙂🙂 @RaimeyGallant 5mo
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I've been reading a bit (for me- this is my 35th book in 2019) but updating only on Goodreads. This book, though - it was great, and looks like not too many people have found it. A memoir of interwoven stories, with T Kira's dad looming over much of the book. Both gritty and ethereal, I would highly recommend this one to lovers of the genre.

And please add me on GR if you'd like - I can be found as Cathi Kern or Cathipink 🙂

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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My son read to me from his English homework while I knit in bed this morning 💗 one of my faves- not sure it'll be one of his, but nothing beats someone reading to you.

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Y'all 😍 someone has been seemingly getting rid of all of their books and dumping them in my Little Free Library- mostly mass market paperback. But this- I didn't know there was a movie!!!?!?! With Ingrid Bergman??!?!!! I think I need to keep this for myself- definitely in my top 5 childhood books. There's some fun illustrations inside too 💗

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Lady Killer | Joelle Jones
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Had to pay this forward- Wallace from Book Riot mentioned this one and I reserved it from the library that day. This graphic novel was fantastic - awesome visuals and fun story. Can't wait to read Volume 2!

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 14mo
cathipink @RaimeyGallant thanks! Do you have any favorite graphic novels? I'm hoping to read more. 14mo
RaimeyGallant I haven't gotten into them yet, but try browsing the feed on @LitsyGetsGraphic 14mo
cathipink @RaimeyGallant thank you! 14mo
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Has anyone read this? I got it from my library after almost choosing it as my BOTM. It was *so gory* but the story is still rolling around in my mind a bit. Would love to hear what others think (or about this or other Joy books).

RaimeyGallant No, but it's an intriguing premise. 14mo
Reviewsbylola I think I‘m starting this today. 14mo
cathipink @Reviewsbylola I look forward to your thoughts! It's a really quick read. 14mo
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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It's really taking *all* of my willpower to not whistle the Midsomer Murders theme song while reading.

RaimeyGallant Loved this one. 1y
FlowerFairy I thought the same while reading this one! 12mo
gradcat I loved this one, too...and Midsomer theme goes very well...hadn‘t thought of that! 12mo
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The Trespasser | Tana French
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This is maybe my last Tana French (which I've said after the last 3). I think my main criticism is that the plot doesn't rise to the writing, and the book felt over-written as a result. I enjoyed the story and themes, but had hoped for more complexity.

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The Trespasser | Tana French
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When your book is waiting for you under your desk, all day, singing, 'Read me, read me... '

BookishMarginalia I know that song well! 3y
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Yeah she is. Excited for this one.