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Walking on the Ceiling | Aysegül 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! 5d
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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 👍🏻 2w
cathipink @TrishB it really is. Felt like I was among friends again. 2w
Ruthiella So happy to hear it‘s great. I kinda want to re-read the previous four books to prepare but probably won‘t.😀 2w
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! 2w
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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 🤷🏻‍♀️ 1mo
Bookwormjillk I had a hold come through and then disappear. 1mo
cathipink @Bookwormjillk @Eyelit it's so strange... I guess there are glitches in any system. 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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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. 1mo
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. 1mo
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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. 😬 1mo
glitterkitty459 This is of my favs (1st in a series) 1mo
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. 1mo
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cathipink Thank you for the suggestion, @glitterkitty459🙂 1mo
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 1mo
Tattooedteacher I‘m not a big sci-fi fan either, but I really liked Dark Matter. Maybe try that. 1mo
cathipink @LiterRohde thank you! 1mo
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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 🙂 1mo
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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 🙄 2mo
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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 👍🏻 2mo
cathipink I didn't think there'd be any more! Such a lovely surprise @TrishB 2mo
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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 😁 2mo
cathipink !!! That's so awesome 🙂 @TrishB 2mo
RaimeyGallant I haven't read any of hers (yet!) 2mo
cathipink You're in for a treat, if you decide to pick them up 🙂🙂 @RaimeyGallant 2mo
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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. :) 11mo
cathipink @RaimeyGallant thanks! Do you have any favorite graphic novels? I'm hoping to read more. 11mo
RaimeyGallant I haven't gotten into them yet, but try browsing the feed on @LitsyGetsGraphic 11mo
cathipink @RaimeyGallant thank you! 11mo
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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. 11mo
Reviewsbylola I think I‘m starting this today. 11mo
cathipink @Reviewsbylola I look forward to your thoughts! It's a really quick read. 11mo
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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. 12mo
FlowerFairy I thought the same while reading this one! 9mo
gradcat I loved this one, too...and Midsomer theme goes very well...hadn‘t thought of that! 9mo
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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.