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The Spartacus War | Barry Strauss
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#SoaringScores #NowWeAreFree Pinched this title from Google but I recall my hubby reading this book a few summers ago.
It actually sounds fascinating and Gladiator is such an epic film 🎞

TrishB Even I‘ve seen Gladiator 😁 15h
LeahBergen I love Gladiator. 😆 14h
Cathythoughts I loved that movie so much... I have watched it many times ♥️♥️♥️ 13h
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Cinfhen Russel Crowe is smoldering 🔥💥🔥💥🔥💥 @Cathythoughts @LeahBergen @TrishB 😍🤩😍 13h
Freespirit I love his voice❤️ 12h
CrowCAH Spartacus a great warrior! 13m
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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
🍁I joined Litsy April 2016
🍂Read about Litsy on BookRiot via @Liberty 🙌🏻 👑
🍁WAYYYYYYY MORE
🍂Love contemporary fiction, NF, Memoir
🍁 @WanderingBookaneer @MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Lizpixie @LauraBeth @LeahBergen

LeahBergen We ARE the oldies here, aren‘t we? 😆😆 14h
Sace @LeahBergen no no no..... Pioneers. The tagged Littens are some of the first people I recall interacting with (I'm March of 2017) and I am so grateful to all of you for your welcoming spirit. 13h
Cinfhen Awwwww, that‘s so sweet @Sace 😘😘 13h
Cinfhen We are definitely the #OGsOfLitsy @LeahBergen with the rest of our motley crew 😂🤣🤪 13h
Eggs Thanks for joining in @Cinfhen 📚👏🏻🥰 6h
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A Good Neighborhood | Therese Anne Fowler
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Here‘s what I‘m listening to and reading this week....all 3 are excellent!! What are you guys reading???

jillrhudy I‘ve got my eye on the Fowler for a library book club pick. What is your impression? 1d
Simona My current read is very slow pacing story, but very good 1d
LibrarianRyan My List is too long. Reading Small Spaces, and I Hate Fairyland book 2. Beyond Watchman, and so many picture books I need to get done. Good thing ILA is going on this week and I have extra desk time so i can get some of this hill conquered. 1d
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Cinfhen I‘m only on chapter 7 @jillrhudy but so far, I think this book would be excellent for bookclub. I‘ll keep you posted!!! 1d
Cinfhen Your book sounds very dense @Simona 😘but I‘m glad you‘re trudging along 1d
Cinfhen Good luck making some progress this week @LibrarianRyan it‘s only Tuesday so you have a few days to knock them out 💪🏼❤️ 1d
BarbaraBB I don‘t know any of them! I am reading 1d
BarbaraBB @Simona I loved that book!! 1d
Cinfhen Your book sounds intriguing @BarbaraBB is it for your 50 States challenge??? 1d
CoffeeAndABook Those books all look interesting!! Do you have the house to yourself again? Your time to yourself again? Sorry, I I‘m not informed, I haven‘t been visiting Littenland for a few days. I‘m reading tagged book but it‘s slooooow. It won‘t end! Too good to bail but I‘m ready for it to just ... be over I guess 😂 Already have several books waiting!! 1d
Cinfhen Yup!!!!! I‘m houseguest free until Friday @CoffeeAndABook and I‘m SOOOOO HAPPY 😆 it was a long few weeks but I did enjoy spending time with my parents and other friends from overseas. BTW: I really liked the book you‘re reading!!! But she was a bit of a downer and I get why you‘re ready to say goodbye 😛 1d
TrishB This one - ok thriller so far! 1d
Cinfhen Sounds creepy @TrishB glad you found a book today 😜 1d
BarbaraBB No it‘s just an easy one for the #ATY2019 challenge. It had many good reviews here but so far I‘m still waiting for something to happen! 23h
CoffeeAndABook @Cinfhen Just finished The Cactus and have to admit I cried reading the last few chapters,it really is a very good book. Perhaps not the right book at this time but I‘m glad I read it😊Wow Friday‘s the next round of house guests! Bet you‘re drinking up every second of the precious time until then 😉 but I know having family over is just so worth it. And then you get to enjoy the bliss of having your space to yourself again!! 🙌🏻 (edited) 10h
Cinfhen @CoffeeAndABook I have weekend guests this Friday/ My parents return the following weekend and then I‘m guest free until November 22 🥳🥳🥳 it‘s a lot of work but the reward of quiet time is so worth it! Glad you enjoyed 10h
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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Jacqueline Woodson has a gift / she paints stories with words.
With such limited storytelling this novel was so full bodied. The words were leaping and rising off the pages. This is the story of four generations from different economic backgrounds, told in a non-linear format & it‘s magnificent. Five ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
JW is a powerful voice for a new generation of black female writers 💪🏼🙌🏻❤️

TrishB Stacked 👍🏻 1d
Cinfhen It‘s a one sitting read @TrishB so wait for a #KindleDeal because it‘s over in a blink 1d
TrishB Will do 👍🏻 1d
crazyspine Love the pic. Nice flowers! 22h
Cinfhen Thank you @crazyspine 🌷🌹💓 16h
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#SoaringScores The Mongol Derby is the world‘s toughest horse race. A feat of endurance across the vast Mongolian plains once traversed by the people of Genghis Khan, competitors ride 25 horses across a distance of 1000km.

In 2013 Lara Prior-Palmer – nineteen, underprepared but seeking the great unknown – decides on a whim to enter the race. What happened next was history in the making. #SuperFeats
I listened on audio 👍🏻🎧

Cathythoughts Sounds great & that it would be a good one for audio 👍🏻♥️ 2d
Cinfhen Lots of reviewers seemed to be put off by Lara but I found her youth, stupidity, bravado and determination endearing @Cathythoughts She came across as VERY AUTHENTIC if not perhaps a bit naive and spoilt 2d
Freespirit Sounds great...what an amazing story! 2d
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CrowCAH I heard about this; quite the extraordinary tale 🐎 1d
Cinfhen She‘s super gutsy that‘s for sure @CrowCAH @Freespirit 1d
BarbaraBB I read Laura Palmer instead of Lara and thought you were writing about Twin Peaks...! 😂 1d
Cinfhen Ha!!! I kept thinking of Twin Peaks too!!!!! @BarbaraBB 1d
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Thank you so much @BarbaraBB for this wonderful book. Once I started reading the story of young Hattie & her twins I couldn‘t put the book down. Each chapter focused on one of Hattie‘s 11 children as the years move from 1925 - 1980. A remarkable story but still lots of unanswered questions #BookClubWorthy

BarbaraBB I am happy you liked it! Thinking of some other books to share with you! 2d
Cinfhen You‘re so sweet @BarbaraBB but I still have a few books you‘ve gifted me that I haven‘t gotten to yet 🙈 2d
BarbaraBB Same here 🙈😘 2d
Cinfhen Hahahahaha @BarbaraBB #BookNerdProblems ♥️😘 2d
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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The Dutch House is ultimately the story of two siblings. First 2/3 of the book was fantastic but I was a little disappointed with the last part. Still a good read but wished the ending was more satisfying. Still a pick and I‘m easily a fan of Ann Patchett 💗

TrishB You‘re cramming them in! Looking forward to this one eventually! 2d
Cinfhen I know!!!! My parents left for a cruise today and I ignored the laundry 🧺 I spent the day doing nothing but reading @TrishB I just finished a third book 😉 2d
TrishB Jealous 😘 just stopped work since 7.30 this morning. Started a book, read 30 pages and don‘t like it. Don‘t know what to read and have only got about 1000 books to choose from! Sorry, rant over. 2d
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Cinfhen @TrishB Ugh!!! Long day and not to have a book that grabs you 😛Birthday mail is on its way to you xx 2d
TrishB Thank you 😘😘 going to check out the piles again! 2d
TheLudicReader This is our book for November‘s book club. 😁 2d
Cinfhen I think it will make for some good discussions @jillrhudy @TheLudicReader I‘m curious to see if others will have similar feelings about the last 1/3 of the book. 2d
Cathythoughts Good to hear ... I was going to recommend for Bookclub , and I‘ve never put forward a book I Haven‘t read before .... 2d
jillrhudy Personally I loved the ending. 1d
Cinfhen @jillrhudy Did you like the mom‘s storyline?? I was really disappointed with her arc and hated the whole May becomes a celebrity and purchases the house. I loved everything else, especially Maeve & Danny‘s relationship. 1d
jillrhudy @Cinfhen Patchett says she doesn‘t like the mom either! The house was all about vanity anyway, so I thought the ending fit. 1d
Cinfhen Hmmmm, interesting point about the house/ vanity @jillrhudy I know we‘re not meant to “like” the mom but I didn‘t believe that she would move back into that house and it pissed me off that she would “care” for Andrea after reconnecting with her children that she had abandoned, knowing that by choosing Andrea she was once again turning her back on her family. 1d
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#SoaringScores My daughter has started a bookclub at work. This is their first read. Niki asked me to join in but I said #CountMeOut as I‘m not a fan of Riley Sager. I will say, Niki thought the book was great 😉

vivastory Listen to your daughter 😂 2d
Cinfhen I remember you liked this one @vivastory and now I know thanks to you, that Riley Sager is a he. 2d
CrowCAH Wow that‘s so cool; a book club at work! 2d
Cinfhen I know @CrowCAH 🥰 2d
Cathythoughts I started one recently & put it down..... I must try again 2d
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I guess you can call #MOvember my swan song. At the end of December I‘ll be bowing out from cohosting the monthly musical book challenges. I‘ve LOVED collaborating with SO MANY AWESOME Littens. It‘s been a great experience but truthfully I‘m in need of a break. So please “Cherish” the marvelous “Music״ of Madonna with me starting November 1 🥰

https://open.spotify.com/user/cindyhenzel/playlist/6k1P7b4Rq7wvSdu0w2Kzmz?si=4bF...

Cinfhen @EadieB hoping you‘ll join me for #MOvember🖤 (edited) 3d
TrishB Awww - end of an awesome era. I‘ll miss it 😘♥️ 3d
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mydearwatson Thank you so much for all your work! 3d
EadieB @Cinfhen Sure will join in for Madonna! Hopefully someone will volunteer to take your music postings over! 3d
Cathythoughts Oh wow ! That‘s big news .... I‘ll really miss it too ... it‘s been a wonderful meeting place ... ♥️♥️♥️ 3d
Cinfhen I have a feeling I‘m going to miss the daily interactions more than I thought @Cathythoughts It really has been an awesome meeting spot 🥰thank you @mydearwatson @TrishB it‘s been going strong for over 3 years!!!!! Yay @EadieB 😘If anyone wants to keep the music going, PLEASE DO!!!! #MusicMakesThePeopleComeTogether 3d
RachelO Thank you for keeping it going so long - and being such an encouraging, welcoming host! 🌺🌷🌸🌼 3d
Cinfhen @RachelO 😘😘😘 3d
batsy Thank you for the good Litsy times 💜 3d
squirrelbrain Oh wow, sorry you‘re ‘retiring‘ but it must be such hard work and for 3 YEARS! Looking forward to joining in with this one... 😘 3d
TheEllieMo Aww, thanks so much for all the challenges you‘ve done!! I only started doing them in July, wish I‘d joined in sooner 3d
Librarybelle Thank you for this fun challenge! It‘s been fun following the music and working my brain on book tie-ins. 😘 3d
LeahBergen It‘s been a grand long run! ❤️💕❤️💕 3d
Kalalalatja Even though I have fallen of the wagon of regular posting, I‘m going to miss seeing the daily musical posts. I‘ll definitely try to up my game in November, so we can give you a proper send off into “retirement” 😉💕 3d
Billypar The end of an era! It's been a great run- such a fun challenge: I've been a little disconnected the past couple months but will definitely join in for MOvember! 😀 3d
BarbaraBB Oh Cindy.. That‘s so sad. I am going to miss it so much! But I completely understand. Thinking each day of something new. But as long as you stay active on Litsy I‘ll be fine 🤞❤️❤️ 3d
Cinfhen Thanks so much my wonderful collaborators, friends and cohosts!!! It has BEEN a BLAST @BarbaraBB @Billypar @Kalalalatja @LeahBergen @Librarybelle @TheEllieMo @squirrelbrain @batsy I‘ve LOVED every minute of seeing your posts and playlists xxxxxxx 3d
Centique Thank you so much for making it so fun! I applaud you for knowing when to quit though 👏👏- it was a big time commitment I am sure. There must be other ways to have more daily interactions - we‘ll put our thinking hats on! Like I wish there was a function on Litsy where we‘d get notified when our friends are chatting about a post so we could all join in. 3d
CarolynM Thanks for all your hard work, Cindy. 😘💕 I'll miss the playlists and seeing everyone's posts, especially when the prompts have me stumped like this month's have! 3d
Cinfhen That would be SOOOOOO AWESOME @Centique but you‘re right/ we will find a way to stay “chatty” with our buds💋It has always been fun @CarolynM and im sure I‘ll miss the daily banter but it was starting to feel a little overwhelming so im easing back just a bit. I‘m still FULLY committed to #Booked2020 with my fabulous cohosts @BarbaraTheBibliophage and @4thhouseontheleft 💞💖💞 3d
4thhouseontheleft I have been very impressed at how many months you have been doing these! You‘ve earned a break! 2d
Cinfhen First musical challenge post was on April 2017 @4thhouseontheleft and haven‘t missed a month since then 🎶♥️ 2d
KarenUK You have been the most lovely #Hostesswiththemostest !!! 💕💕💕 And very excited to hear there will be a #Booked2020 😊👍 1d
Cinfhen @KarenUK 😘😘 1d
erzascarletbookgasm Aww, I‘m going to miss you hosting these fun photo challenges. What happy times we all have, cracking our brains each day for the prompts, seeing everyone‘s posts, adding more books to our tbr! I‘m sorry I took a break these past two months, thank you for all your hard work, comments and being an awesome host! ❤️ 💋 1d
Cinfhen Thanks so much, Jessie!!!! You‘ve been with me from day one @erzascarletbookgasm I‘m gonna miss all the daily comments 1d
JennyM You‘ve made Litsy such a fun place Cindy, and so welcoming. I don‘t know how you‘ve managed to continually host for so long - hats off to you. I‘m sorry I‘ve missed the last few months. But I‘m in for November! 😘🤗 1d
Cinfhen Yay @JennyM I‘ve been missing YOU!!!!!! Looking forward to #MOvember 🎵🖤❣️ 1d
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Wolf of Wall Street | Jordan Belfort
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#SoaringScores Jordan Belfort aka The Wolf of Wall Street was quite the #PartyMan 🥳Loved the movie🍿 TotallyBonkers

CrowCAH Haven‘t read the book or watched the film. I guess Leonardo just likes to party, he did have many a house party in the Great Gatsby. 3d
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#SoaringScores This is actually a review that I‘m posting under a blurb because I feel uncomfortable having to rate a memoir of a dying woman. Julie Yip-Williams was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at age 37. Confronted with such devastating news, Julie began blogging her journey as both a chronicle for her young daughters & a way to channel her rage. She doesn‘t hold back with her anger, fears & often wonders #DidIMakeTheMostOfLovingYou 👇🏼

Cinfhen Julie‘s childhood was equally heartbreaking as she was born blind and was nearly “put to sleep” by her maternal grandmother who was worried caring for a blind child would be too much of a financial & emotional burden for the entire family. My issue with this book was unfortunately Julie was not always sympathetic or likeable (and I feel like an A-hole for saying that) This memoir was just so -so for me. (edited) 4d
Hooked_on_books You shouldn‘t feel like an a-hole. Not every person in this world is likeable. And sometimes crappy things happen to unlikeable people. It is what it is. My dad was controlling and could be a real jerk and when I would say this when I was younger, some people would get terribly offended (they‘d never met him). Yet they wouldn‘t dispute there are people like this in the world. Better to be honest and tactful and you were both. 4d
Joyfulmimi I agree with @Hooked_on_books I appreciate you so I do not waste any of my time reading it 4d
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Cinfhen Thank you both for sharing your opinions @Hooked_on_books @Joyfulmimi and making me feel less like a jerk. I agree, crappy things happen to all types of people and I don‘t diminish that Julie Yip was dealt a real shitty hand. I feel sorry for all those that loved and cared for her, and are now left without her. But you can totally skip the book @Joyfulmimi 😉 4d
Cinfhen And I‘m sorry you had a tough dad @Hooked_on_books I know it‘s not always easy to be honest with ourselves when it comes to acknowledging faults of the people we are meant to admire 4d
Hooked_on_books Thanks, but it‘s no big deal. Many people have dealt with way worse than I did. I was just glad I figured out a way to have a relationship with him while shielding myself from his more negative attributes. My sister never figured that out and I predict she‘ll carry that anger forever. It‘s sad, really. 4d
TrishB Think you‘ve been fair and honest💕 4d
Cinfhen Thank you @TrishB I wanted to love this memoir but it was a tough one 🙁 4d
CrowCAH Oh wow for one so young. Sounds like a touching story. 3d
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My #20BooksBy2020 Update: Added another book early this morning! Stephen Fry is hilarious 😆 His narration was superb 🙌🏻 I absolutely ♥️ listening to his explanation of the Greek Myths. This was a great audio to dip in and out of. I feel like I learnt a lot of cool factoid trivia. Highly recommend as an audio 🎧
PS: made a few changes to my 20 picks as I‘m still waiting for a box of books to arrive from States that I sent in August 🤬

Lizpixie How‘s everything going my #sisterfromanothermister I‘ve been meaning to ask you for your mailing address, I have something I‘d like to send you. My email is green-eyed-pixie@hotmail.com 6d
Centique Welcome to the Stephen Fry fan club! 🎉There‘s no going back now, so come and have a seat on the sofa and I‘ll get Roger to whip you up a martini 😉 4d
Cinfhen Thank you my sweet generous friend 💚💚💚 @Lizpixie I‘ve just been busy with houseguests and all the Jewish Holidays. What‘s new with you???! 3d
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My #20BooksBy2020 Update: Added another book early this morning! Stephen Fry is hilarious 😆 His narration was superb 🙌🏻 I absolutely ♥️ listening to his explanation of the Greek Myths. This was a great audio to dip in and out of. I feel like I learnt a lot of cool factoid trivia. Highly recommend as an audio 🎧
PS: made a few changes to my 20 picks as I‘m still waiting for a box of books to arrive from States that I sent in August 🤬

Cathythoughts Great choices .... I‘m definitely hoping to read a lot of these too 👍🏻♥️ 6d
megnews 👏👏👏 Doing great! 5d
jillrhudy I was approved to get Mythos from LibraryThing two months ago and I'm still waiting! Also want (edited) 5d
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suzie.reads You're doing great 😊 4d
Reviewsbylola Wow, that‘s a long time to wait! 4d
Cinfhen Heroes sounds really good @jillrhudy have you read it @Centique ??? 4d
Cinfhen We sent the box by boat @Reviewsbylola through a shipping company \ it‘s a flat rate for a box. It goes by cubic feet not weight so it was $22 and I shipped about 20 books but I didn‘t realize it can take up to 3 months 😩😡 4d
Centique Haven‘t got to Heroes yet but I‘m looking forward to it. I‘m going audio this time for sure 😍 4d
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Washington Black | Esi Edugyan
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#SoaringScores This wasn‘t an easy prompt but the cover of tagged book gave me #TheSkyeBoatSong vibes. I found this story really whimsical and stirring. I loved it, even though many of my Litsy friends were not as enamored 🤨

CrowCAH I see the airborn boat! 👍🏻 6d
Becker For the record, I was enamoured 😍 6d
TracyReadsBooks I really liked this book and have recommended it to lots of friends. 6d
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Cinfhen You both have marvelous taste in books @TracyReadsBooks @Becker 😁 6d
TrishB It‘s still on my pile! 6d
Cinfhen I think you might NOT fall in the enamored group @TrishB 😜but you surprise me sometimes 😘 6d
Reviewsbylola Perfect cover for this prompt! 4d
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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#SoaringScores #MistyMountains It‘s been a long time since I read this book, I honestly don‘t remember much😬but I‘m sure tears were shed, it‘s a Hosseini novel so that seems like a given😜 I wish he‘d write a new adult novel already!!!!

TrishB Just about to do this one 😁😁 7d
CrowCAH I haven‘t read any of his books. 6d
Cinfhen You MUST remedy that @CrowCAH I recently reread via audio this book and it was so good. Narrator was fantastic and story is heartbreaking 👉🏽 6d
CrowCAH @Cinfhen I‘ll keep him in mind. 3d
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The Iron Tracks: A novel | Aharon Appelfeld
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I‘ve been spoiled by the wonderful @LeahBergen ❤️🇨🇦🥰All these goodies ❣️Thank you SO MUCH😘book sounds fantastic, I‘ve never read this author before but his personal story is just incredible. Feeling so blessed by your kindness & generosity. It‘s honestly 100 degrees out today but I still had to make a cup of tea, which I then iced 😜delicious xx #LittensAreTheBest

vivastory @LeahBergen is so thoughtful! 1w
Cinfhen So true @vivastory It‘s been 3.5 years of Litsy and my husband still can‘t believe the abundance of kindness amongst the Litsyverse 🧡🙌🏻🙏🏼 1w
LeahBergen 😆 Well, luckily most of those teas are pretty good on ice! I‘m glad you like it, my friend! 😘😘 1w
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TrishB How lovely ♥️😘 1w
Reviewsbylola Leah‘s the best! 4d
Cinfhen She really is @Reviewsbylola 4d
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Big Brother: A Novel | Lionel Shriver
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#SoaringScores Finished this book the other day. Lionel Shriver has a knack for creating characters who are completely human with all their flaws and not too pretty personality traits. This book sees Edison, a once svelte talented musician #LeavingPort(ly) behind as he grows morbidly obese. Enter his sister Pandora, who makes it her mission to reverse Edison‘s weighty situation. Sharp & insightful writing. Wasn‘t thrilled with a certain twist😲

Centique I love “leavingport(ly)” 😂😂 1w
Cinfhen Hehehehe 😂thanks @Centique 1w
KarenUK Clever! 😂💕 (edited) 1w
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Cinfhen Thanks @karenuk 😘all good by you?? 1w
KarenUK @cinfhen all ok.... stressful time with hubby‘s health ... but heading out to my homeland as we speak.... in line at check in! 💕 1w
CrowCAH The names of the characters are interesting choices too. 7d
Cinfhen True @CrowCAH Pandora is never a subtle choice 😆 7d
Cinfhen @KarenUK safe travels my friend xx you deserve a little R&R. I‘m sorry P is still dealing. I was hoping he was on the mend 7d
Reviewsbylola I keep meaning to read more Shriver. 4d
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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I tried/ but short story collections, especially ones that are dark and strange aren‘t my jam. Sorry @Hooked_on_books @TrishB but I‘m bailing at 51% mark.

vivastory But you're at 51%, with acknowledgements & blank endpapers that's really more like 80%... really you're almost done! 😂 1w
Cinfhen You liked this collection @vivastory right?? It was SO DARK and too out there for me. I thought the first story was the most interesting 1w
vivastory I actually haven't read it yet but dark & out there happens to be my middle name. Will probably check it out next month. 1w
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TrishB Exactly the same as me- but I only got to 45%!! 🤷‍♀️ 1w
Hooked_on_books Uh oh! You guys have bailed and I haven‘t even started yet. Total buddy read fail! Oh well. 🤷🏼‍♀️ @TrishB 1w
TrishB @Hooked_on_books I‘d still be really interested to hear what you think. 1w
Cinfhen Same @Hooked_on_books @vivastory I‘m curious to hear your thoughts like @TrishB 1w
saresmoore I do like weird & dark short story collections, but I did NOT like this. I bailed, as well. 1w
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Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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My friend is visiting from NY and she knows not to come empty handed ♥️Sooooo excited about these books 📚 #BookFriendsAreTheBestFriends 🙏🏼

Cathythoughts I have the Dutch House too.. I hear good things ♥️♥️♥️ 1w
Kalalalatja Lovely friend you‘ve got there 👌 1w
Cinfhen My friend read all 3 books @Cathythoughts and she said Dutch House was by far the BEST!! I‘m really looking forward to reading it @Kalalalatja ❤️ 1w
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KarenUK Nice picks! How lovely! 💕 1w
TrishB I‘m looking forward to Dutch House eventually too!! 1w
Reviewsbylola Damn, your friend spoiled you! 4d
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Friday Black | NANA KWAME. ADJEI-BRENYAH
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What could be a better beginning than a quote from Kendrick Lamar 🙌🏻🖤🎶 “Anything you imagine you possess.” Lots of mixed reviews on Litsy and I‘m not great with short stories but let‘s see where this takes me.

TrishB I couldn‘t bring myself to pick it up again today! 1w
Cinfhen I really liked the first story @TrishB but that‘s as far as I got today. Ended up meeting friends in Tel-Aviv for brunch 1w
TrishB The first one was really impressive. 1w
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britt_brooke Curious to hear your thoughts on this book. The first story is by far the best, but ultimately, it was a “pan” for me. 1w
Cinfhen I bailed at the 51% mark @britt_brooke and I only “enjoyed” the first story 1w
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I just saw your bail post. I like when we agree. 🙌🏻 1w
Cinfhen Doesn‘t happen to often @britt_brooke 😉 1w
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Thank you dear, sweet @Megabooks I‘m super excited to receive this wonderful new audio book 🥳💜🎧😘
You‘re amazing❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️ I cant believe with all you have going on, you took the time to think of me. Sending much love and prayers your way xxx

Megabooks You are very much welcome! I hope you enjoy listening to it! 😁💜😘🎧 1w
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Confessions | Kanae Minato
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#SoaringScores Too literal ?!??! I read this book last year as part of my #JapaneseThriller kick 🦵 Such good storytelling. A teacher gathers her students for one final lesson before she “retires” but this is a lesson like no other. It‘s #TheConfession of many misdeeds, involving many participants and her students are part of the story. Really good!!!!! Highly recommended

Cathythoughts Sounds good .... & scary 👍🏻😱 1w
Cinfhen Not scary but really a TRUE psychological thriller @Cathythoughts super insightful about human behavior 1w
Caroline2 Sounds awesome...stacked! 😉 1w
CrowCAH Perfect choice for today. Sounds like an eerie tale with a huge confession at the end. 1w
Cinfhen Yup @CrowCAH I think it might have been made into a Japanese film !?!!! Definitely read it @Caroline2 ❣️❣️❣️ 1w
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Monica's Story | Andrew Morton
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#SoaringScores I‘m sorry....but whenever I hear the words #TheBlueDress this is my first thought 🙊 and I‘m 💯 #TeamMonica

CrowCAH Way to bring out some history! 1w
Cinfhen Keeping it real 😜 @CrowCAH and yes.... @LeahBergen good ole Gap!! Lots of bang for your buck 😉 (edited) 1w
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 Yes, and it was from The Gap. I‘ve always remembered that random little fact. 😆😆 (edited) 1w
Reviewsbylola 😆😆😆 1w
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#SoaringScores Tonight begins ANOTHER Jewish Holiday 🍋🌴🎋

Sukkot commemorates the 40 years that the Jews spent in the desert on their way to the #Homeland and celebrates the way in which God protected them under difficult desert conditions.

“You shall dwell in Sukkot (huts) seven days...in order that future generations may know that I made the Israelite people live in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt”
Leviticus 23:42 👇🏼

Cinfhen Top left is my sukkah ( temporary hut) the others are from local hotels who seat their guests outdoors for the next 7 days♥️ (edited) 1w
RachelO They‘re beautiful. 1w
Caroline2 Wow! They look beautiful! 😯 1w
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Blaire Beautiful sukkahs! Love that the hotels do this! 1w
Chrissyreadit That is beautiful! 1w
Sace Your sukkah looks amazing! Mine were never so posh 😊 1w
AlaMich Yes, yours is lovely! 1w
Cinfhen It‘s kind of crazy how sophisticated they‘ve become @Sace They were selling portable sinks you could put inside your sukkah and fans & chandeliers 🙄 1w
Cinfhen Thanks all xx I do love my sukkah, it‘s always full of friends & family @RachelO @Caroline2 @Blaire @Chrissyreadit @AlaMich Tonight we are 19 for dinner and tomorrow we are 21 for lunch 🥗 💗😁 1w
TrishB Gorgeous 😁 what do people do who live in horrible cold and rain!? (I‘m literally thinking here!) 1w
Cinfhen I know @TrishB cold is “non-negotiable” but if it‘s raining you only make a blessing inside the sukkah but u eat your meal indoors 😉 1w
TrishB You could hedge your bets for rain here then in October! 1w
Cinfhen Definitely @TrishB 😂😂😂 1w
CrowCAH Way to tie in the holiday to the theme today! 1w
rohit-sawant So wonderful and vibrant! 1w
Kalalalatja I thought the same @TrishB it has been pouring down all day here 🌧 but your sukkah looks lovely Cindy! 👌 1w
LeahBergen This is so cool! Do you sleep in the sukkah? Or just eat and celebrate? 1w
Cinfhen So the real die-hards DO sleep in the sukkah @LeahBergen but ours is more symbolic than practical 😉we keep to the easy stuff!! Thank you @Kalalalatja @rohit-sawant 😊so nice to hear from you @rohit-sawant what‘s new with you??? I feel like it‘s been months!!!!! 1w
rohit-sawant @Cinfhen It has! Hope you're doing well. I'm due to start a new job at a VFX studio in a few weeks and the in-house training programme has me wrapped up. The commute was brutal months back 'cause of the constant rain and things were generally hectic. They've settled down somewhat now so hoping to carve out more Litsy time! 🙌🏼 1w
Cinfhen Im glad all is well and excited to hear about a new job opportunity for you @rohit-sawant ❣️❣️❣️no complaints from me xx 1w
Insightsintobooks Chag Sameach! It's beautiful. ❤😊 1w
Cinfhen Thanks so much @Insightsintobooks Chag Sameach to you too 💚💛💚 1w
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Big Brother: A Novel | Lionel Shriver
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Started this book late last night/ it‘s really good!! I love the way Lionel Shriver creates nuanced characters that are completely human in all their faults and fragilities.

BarbaraBB I read this one recently too. I agree about Shriver, she always writes completely different books 💕 2w
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Halloween Friends | Rita Walsh
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Congrats to @MatchlessMarie for reaching a HUGE Litsy milestone 🥳🥳🥳 she‘s celebrating with a #Spooky50K #Giveaway 🧡I don‘t really have any Halloween traditions but when the kids were younger they LOVED the haunted hayrides at our local orchards 👻🍏🎃🍎I miss those days🍂🌾Giveaway ends tonight/ U still have time to enter 🙌🏻Thanks for the chance to celebrate with you 🎊

MatchlessMarie 📚🎃🖤 1w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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LOVED this book❣️ Interconnected stories that complete a beautiful circle ⭕️ Following mostly woman of color, some straight, some LGBTQIA each with a unique voice and story that makes for a memorable reading experience. Rooting for this #BookerShortList 🏆5 shiny🌟🌟🌟 🌟🌟

LeeRHarry Sounds fab, requested at library.😊 2w
Kalalalatja Exciting! 🙌 2w
Cinfhen Hope you get to it soon @LeeRHarry @Kalalalatja it‘s wonderful 💄💪🏽 2w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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All I want to do is read this book but my parents are visiting ( yay) BUT no reading time (boo😩) truthfully, being social is exhausting! Happy Friday, friends 💓

TrishB Enjoy ❤️ but know the feeling! 2w
MicheleinPhilly Scope out those good hiding spots! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Aww, ❤️...read when they went to bed! 😁 Enjoy their visit. 2w
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CoffeeAndABook 🙈yep!!!! Enjoy the precious time and do carve out reading nooks - in my experience even 20 minutes helps reduce the symptoms of book withdrawal 💓 2w
Cinfhen You‘re ALL my peeps!!! You totally get me @CoffeeAndABook @erzascarletbookgasm @MicheleinPhilly @TrishB I love mom & dad but it‘s A LOT of togetherness 😜 2w
Librariana Agreed! Being social IS exhausting! But I echo everyone else's sentiments: reading is our thing! We have to carve out time for it 😊 Enjoy your parents and hope y'all have a wonderful visit together! 💖 2w
LeahBergen I feel ya! I have a hugely social weekend coming up, too, as it‘s Canadian Thanksgiving here. 🇨🇦🦃 2w
Centique I really struggle with house guests for more than a night or two as well. Be so lovely if they were readers and wanted a bit of alone time each day! Hope you have some lovely times with them all the same 🥰 2w
Cathythoughts Being social is exhausting! I agree ! Will be lovely to see them too 👍🏻♥️ 2w
Hollie @Centique yes, wouldn‘t it be lovely if houseguests just sat quietly and read in your vicinity during visits? I‘m fortunate that our family lives close enough to never have to spend the night, but I fear when we move we will have to host people for whole weekends and I‘ll be an anxious mess. 2w
Cinfhen I was able to finish my book today @Centique @Cathythoughts @Hollie @Librariana @LeahBergen but only because I hid in the bathroom 🙈🐒I know, I‘m a terrible daughter 🙊but it was SO NICE!!!! 2w
Cinfhen Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🦃🍽 @LeahBergen 🇨🇦 2w
Librariana @Cinfhen - your update made me smile from ear to ear 😁 So glad you finished it! 2w
Cinfhen Hahahahaha 😘 thank you @Librariana I felt like I was 5 not 50 & hiding from my parents 😜 2w
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City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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#SoaringScores #ANationOfThieves This book, set in Leningrad during WWII is the story of two boys tasked with procuring a dozen fresh eggs for the Czar‘s chef in order to bake a wedding cake for his daughter‘s upcoming wedding. It‘s a really great read. Clever and well constructed.

Texreader I agree. This is a good book 2w
cathipink You know he's one of the creators of the Game of Thrones tv series too, right? 🙂 2w
CrowCAH Ah, thieves of eggs 🥚! Neato 2w
Cinfhen I am aware @cathipink and I‘m pretty sure fans personally blamed him for the disastrous final season of GOT 🙄 I think he‘s working on a Star Wars script now. He‘s a good writer @Texreader I think City of Thieves would translate well to film @CrowCAH 2w
Mdargusch I have read this and really liked it too! 2w
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#SoaringScores Not quite the #LibraryofCongress but a uniquely different and interesting library. This was a total #BlameItOnLitsy read 🤓It was whacky and weird and slightly wonderful. If you want to try something different and a little creepy too, #GoForIt and this is a new cover I haven‘t seen before...thanks Google 😜

KathyWheeler This is still the oddest book I‘ve ever read, but I liked it. 2w
Cinfhen True @KathyWheeler I couldn‘t properly explain the story if you offered me $100 👻 2w
TrishB Oh I love that cover, not seen before. Yes, bonkers book that I really enjoyed and don‘t really know why. 2w
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CrowCAH I have it on the TBR. 2w
Reviewsbylola I thought this book was awful. 🙊 2w
TracyReadsBooks Love. This. Book. 😍 2w
Cinfhen It was such a strange book @Reviewsbylola @TracyReadsBooks @trishb @CrowCAH but I was still drawn into the story (edited) 2w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Started this #BookerShortList2019 and so far it‘s hitting all the right buttons 😍

BookwormM This is the one I think should win 2w
Cinfhen If the book continues at this stellar rate then I echo your sentiments @BookwormM right now I‘m leaning towards 2w
BookwormM I think Ducks will win as I usually hate the winner 🤣🤣 2w
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BarbaraBB You‘re doing all of the Bookers it seems! What happened to your aversion against it? I think you transmitted it to me, I‘m not reading any of them 😂 2w
Kalalalatja Oooh, now you have me even more excited for this 🙌 2w
Cinfhen I have a real aversion to the #1001Books @BarbaraBB I can tolerate in small doses the Booker‘s 😜But I think I‘m gonna pass on 🦆and 2w
Cinfhen Have you read Orchestra‘s yet @Kalalalatja ??? 2w
Kalalalatja I have, and I didn‘t like it 🙈 I think some of it might have been timing, but it felt more like a chore than enjoyment 2w
Cinfhen I think I was just in the right place with this book/ I loved the journey and appreciated the voice of the chi @Kalalalatja but I know many didn‘t like it 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I have this stacked. Look forward to your review. 🤞 it continues to engross you. 2w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Intimate and powerful. Told through many mediums. This book was lyrical, timely, haunting and incredibly sad. I‘m surprised this didn‘t make The Booker shortlist. It‘s the best I‘ve read from the long-list.

BookwormM This should have made the shortlist 2w
Cathythoughts Nice review.... I have it & must read it 👍🏻 2w
TrishB Sounds great 😁 2w
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BarbaraBB I loved this one as well. When it didn‘t make the shortlist, I was so disappointed! 2w
Kalalalatja I can certainly see why people like it, but I found it a bit boring 🤷‍♀️ 2w
Cinfhen It‘s definitely slow @Kalalalatja and a little odd too. But there was something very haunting in the pages that sucked me in. 2w
Reviewsbylola I don‘t think I‘ve read a single book from the long list. 🙊 2w
TrishB 👍🏻 intriguing. 2w
Cinfhen You‘re not really missing much @Reviewsbylola 2w
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#SoaringScores #TimeBombTown #NetGalley #ARC Book releases October 15, 2019. A timely look at race relations. Told in the past (Los Angeles 1991/1992 ) and the present day. Based loosely around the shooting of Latasha Harlan‘s, an African American shot in the head by a Korean store owner who thought her life was in danger and the ensuing LA Race Riots. This book had wonderful potential but it was too YA in it‘s writing & storytelling for me.

CrowCAH Perfect timing ⏰ 2w
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Reposting for the spooktaculer @GypsyKat 📌So I know we‘re a week into October, and this isn‘t strictly about books. But I love this time of year so much, so just for fun I wanted to start a #HalloweenMovieBingo 🎃👻😱 Go to Kat‘s page for more info 🍿🎬

GypsyKat Thanks for helping spread the word! 😘❤️🧡🎃 2w
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Good God! This is a heartbreaking listen 🎧A young mother/wife facing a terminal cancer diagnosis. Born blind to a poor farming family in Vietnam, Julie Yip beats her odds and graduates from Harvard Law School. Now at age 37 she‘s told she has Stage 4 colon cancer. And yet, she has this fighting spirit 💪🏽

TrishB Not for me!! 2w
GlassAsDiamonds Sounds like quite a legacy but... not for me either (lost a good friend at that age to colon cancer that had been misdiagnosed as simply “morning sickness” & was found 6 weeks after her son was born). 2w
Cinfhen This isn‘t really a book for many people @TrishB @GlassAsDiamonds but I‘m really inspired by her childhood illness and triumphs. I‘m so sorry for your personal lost @GlassAsDiamonds 💔 2w
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Cinfhen What‘s new @GlassAsDiamonds ???? Feeling settled now??? 2w
Reggie Yikes, need the right head space for this one, but stacked. 2w
Cinfhen It‘s ROUGH @reggie 😥😥😥 2w
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen thanks, she was a lovely person. A couple of years ago, I‘d have probably read this but I think I‘ll give it a miss. For me... GOTTA stop moping but working on it! 😊 Probably looking at a 16 week recovery but i can finally do exercise (from the waist down) again which is nice because I was going stir crazy with the “sit still and don‘t sweat” stuff!!! 2w
Cinfhen I have a real sensitivity for those dealing with arm/hand injuries😔 @GlassAsDiamonds hope recovery is smooth 2w
ElishaLovesBooks I couldn‘t finish this one. My head wasn‘t in the right place! 2w
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen any tips? It‘s driving me crazy! (How did/is his recovery going? All good now or was it long as well?) 2w
Mdargusch Wow! So heartbreaking. ☹️ 2w
Cinfhen @GlassAsDiamonds It was longer than he wanted & he had a few setbacks along the way, but Thank God he has full use of his hand & nerve feeling is almost fully recovered. Give it time. Whenever my son tried to push it to soon, it ended up costing him more time. Sending 💓💓💓💓💓 2w
Reviewsbylola Ugh I read this one and now I‘m reading something similar. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m adding that one @Reviewsbylola not sure why I feel the need to torture myself. Although these women‘s strengths are incredibly inspiring 💗 2w
GlassAsDiamonds @Cinfhen oh I can relate, it‘s maddening but thanks! (edited) 2w
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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Congrats to the sweet and wonderful @Librarybelle on reaching a HUGE Litsy milestone #200KGiveaway

I‘d love a copy of the tagged book. I almost bought it when I was doing a bookstore crawl with another #PhillyGirl @MicheleinPhilly but I put it aside and ever since I‘ve had #FoMo 😜 Thanks for the chance to #FixMyWrong 😂

Librarybelle Thank you! 😊 I‘ve heard so many good things about this book, and I really like the cover of it! 2w
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#SoaringScores #CoverBuy #CoverCrush When Beatriz Hanlon agrees to accompany her missionary husband Max to a remote island in the South Pacific she knew there would be challenges. But it isn't just the heat and the damp & the dirt. There are more insects than she could ever have imagined, and the islanders are hostile but it‘s the strange noises that are driving her really mad. Sounds spooky #JourneyToTheIsland 🌴🕷🦗🕸🐜🦋

TrishB Beautiful cover ❤️ 2w
CrowCAH Attack of the mosquitoes 🦟! 2w
Reviewsbylola The setting reminds me of 2w
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Hey New York Littens...Thought you might be interested in this. Jaclyn Woodson will be hosting a discussion with Ta-Nehisi Coates on November 21 at Symphony Space, UWS NYC. Cost includes a copy of the book. Reservations required.

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Run Away | Harlan Coben
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I did solve the twist early on, but there were still enough surprises that caught me off guard. This was classic Coben/ good banter, plenty of action and some whacky👖 storylines. If you‘re looking for some mindless #BrainCandy Coben delivers 🧠 🍭

TrishB Nd every so after it‘s just what you need! 2w
Mdargusch Some day I need to read him. 2w
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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I‘m meant to be on a #BookBuyingBan until December 1 BUT this is a book I started from the library and didn‘t have time to finish PLUS it‘s really a bday gift for a special Litten 🎁💝So if your name starts with a T and ends with an H and you live in Liverpool don‘t buy this book 😜and I hope you‘re cool with me reading the last 150 pages 😘

Cinfhen @TrishB if you ALREADY own this one and someone else buys it for you please let me know 😊There‘s always a chance for that happening 😘 2w
erzascarletbookgasm I love this cover, different from the one I usually see. True, Cindy 🙃 And I was just thinking whether I should inform @TrishB to STAY AWAY from her TBR wish list till bday is over! 😊 (edited) 2w
TrishB @erzascarletbookgasm I have also been warned at home! I literally haven‘t brought a book for weeks....picking up my Philip Pullman one later as I had that preordered. But I‘m being good....-and I don‘t have this one either 😁 2w
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TrishB Read away 😘 2w
jenniferw88 Adding my warning too @TrishB ! STAY AWAY from your tbr Trish 🤣🤣🤣 Quick q: do food goodies need to be vegan? 2w
TrishB @jenniferw88 😂 getting excited now! Just vege is fine- doesn‘t have to be vegan. 😘 2w
Cinfhen I think it might be time to update that TBR @TrishB 🤣 2w
SamAnne I had to return my library book and ended up buying it! 2w
Cinfhen This book is SO GOOD @SamAnne totally worth buying ❤️ 2w
ephemeralwaltz Just bought this today! Gonna start right away. 2w
Cinfhen I have a feeling you‘re gonna love it @ephemeralwaltz 😉🤞🏼 2w
Suet624 Such a good story. It keeps growing on you after you finish it. 2w
Mdargusch 😂🤣 2w
Reviewsbylola December 1 😱😱 2w
Cinfhen Yes!!!! December 1. It went into effect September 1 and I‘m having a HARD TIME. Of course my monthly subscriptions don‘t count nor do #KindleDailyDeals or birthday gifts for others 😉 @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch 2w
Mdargusch I‘m so proud of myself because I‘m plowing through the books I own! I decided not to do anymore challenges and just read what I want from my shelves and it has helped me cut out my book buying dramatically! But then there‘s those pesky book club books. 🤣 2w
Cinfhen There is something nice about reading books you own @Mdargusch !!! I‘ve discovered a few gems on my shelf!!!! 2w
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#SoaringScores #RainsOfCastamere
🎵It‘s a nice day for a Red Wedding 🎶👰 🎩 💒

TrishB 😂😂 great graphic 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @TrishB I‘m expecting lots of GOT memes today 2w
CrowCAH Love how you added Billy Idol lyrics there! 2w
Cinfhen Thanks @CrowCAH good musical ear 🎵👂🏼 2w
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Run Away | Harlan Coben
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I‘m loving this book BUT I think at the midway point, I figured out the big plot twist😝I hope I‘m wrong.

KarenUK Uh oh! I hate it when that happen! 🤦‍♀️ 2w
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Run Away | Harlan Coben
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It‘s been awhile since I‘ve read a Harlan Coben and this one is NOT disappointing!! All the wit and thrill you come to expect from a Coben novel & the narrator is fantastic.

ShelfRighteous I loved Tell No One and The Woods by him. I had almost forgotten him but now that I'm reminded I'll read more of his books! 2w
TrishB I just read one yesterday too 👍🏻 2w
Cathythoughts My daughter loves him. Must recommend this one to her 👍🏻 2w
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Cathythoughts @TrishB and I must recommend your yesterday one too Trish. I got her the tagged one below but she didn‘t like it 2w
Cinfhen That‘s the one I‘m listening too now @Cathythoughts I‘m LOVING IT!!!! I‘m a huge Harlan fan but the last few I read were a little stale. I definitely recommend @ShelfRighteous 😊 (edited) 2w
ShelfRighteous @Cinfhen Will check it out🙌🏼 2w
Cathythoughts Oh sorry 🙄so it is. I should have finished my coffee before commenting on posts 😬🤣. 👍🏻 2w
suzie.reads I loved this book, he is one of my favourite authors 😍 2w
Cinfhen Ive been listening all day @suzie.reads I love when he does crossovers from the Myron Bolitar series 😄 2w
suzie.reads I am patiently waiting for a new Bolitar books it's been years 😪 2w
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#soaringScores #TheRaidersMarch Tagged book sounds interesting/ A true quest for the search of the missing Holy Ark of the Covenant ✡️🕎

CrowCAH Ooh a real quest for the ark! 2w
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I have 10 days before this #ARC is published!! #NetGalley #WeekendReads #YourHouseWillPay #HarperCollinsPublishers

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#20BooksBy2020
I‘ve completed 10 books❣️❣️❣️
Enjoyed most of them🤩
Favorite so far; On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous

megnews 👏 👏 👏 3w
suzie.reads Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cinfhen Thanks @megnews @suzie.reads It feels good to whittle down your TBR from books that you own 😊 3w
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Crazeedi 👏👏 nice! 3w
BarbaraBB Very good! And such great choices. I just bought a copy of 3w
bcncookbookclub Impressive👏👏👏📚 2w
TrishB Well done 👍🏻 2w
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Atmospheric and creepy. Is the house really haunted or is it the house guests who are haunted??? I‘m meant to come up with bookclub questions so if u have any discussion ideas please post them below 👻 Im torn between a pick & so-so.

Lola I was the same re choosing between a pick and a so-so. I preferred 3w
kspenmoll 💐💐 2w
Lcsmcat I‘m in the same boat - book club is at my house tomorrow. There are some here: https://thelibraryladies.com/2019/01/21/book-club-review-the-haunting-of-hill-ho... and some here: https://guides.rcls.org/hillhouse but I think I‘ll add a few of my own. Let me know what you find (even if it‘s after Thursday.) I‘m always interested in how other book groups operate. 2w
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Cinfhen Thanks for sharing @Lcsmcat bookclub isn‘t for another week or so but I‘ll let you know the opinions of the others. Same for your meeting - I‘d love to hear what your group said. 2w
Reviewsbylola This was a bit lackluster for me but I heard this is better and so I‘m waiting on the copy I ordered. 2w
Lcsmcat I‘m just finished with the clean up from book club. The group was divided on this one. Some found it really scary. 🙋🏻‍♀️ And some said it was boring because “nothing actually happened.” I‘m guessing they were expecting gore? 2w
Lcsmcat An interesting idea that a couple of people had was that the Dudley‘s were somehow behind the things that happened. They argued that things always happened when they were “gone.” I‘m not convinced, but it‘s an interesting theory. 2w
Lcsmcat They also thought Shirley Jackson‘s author photo was creepy. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2w
Cinfhen That‘s great feedback!! I like the Dudley theory😁and I‘m laughing over the creepy Shirley Jackson comment. Her photo IS a little unsettling 😂 Thanks for sharing @Lcsmcat 2w
Cinfhen Bookclub needed to rescheduled for next week @Lcsmcat 1w
Lcsmcat @Cinfhen So you‘ll meet even closer to Halloween. 🎃 1w
Cinfhen Yup @Lcsmcat it‘s been moved to 10/29 1w
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Alias Hook | Lisa Jensen
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#SoaringScores #HesAPirate misunderstood of course, but still a pirate 🏴‍☠️

CrowCAH Aye, that he is. But a croc 🐊 did eat his hand 🖐🏻 and a clock ⏰! 3w
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This is my IRL October bookclub pick! It‘s also my turn to moderate so I‘ll be reading extra close👻

GypsyKat I‘m planning on reading this one soon too! 🖤 3w
BookishJess One of the rare cases where I actually prefer the TV adaptation. Great read but very different from the show. Enjoy! 👻 3w
Lola I am going to try to track down the 1963 movie version, which I think is available on Amazon Prime. 3w
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Cinfhen Have you seen the Netflix series @Lola I‘m told it‘s SUPER CREEPY!! I think I might watch soon @BookishJess I thought the book was ok @GypsyKat I wanted just a little bit more🤷🏼‍♀️ 2w
Lola @Cinfhen I‘m not really down for a series on this. Too much of a time commitment and it‘s really just “inspired” by the book. I‘d rather do a one and done movie and I read that the 1963 version is the way to go on that. And to stay away from the 1999. 2w
Cinfhen I‘m not much of a binge watcher either @Lola so maybe I‘ll wait to see what you think of the 1963 film 🎞 2w
Lola @Cinfhen 👍🏻I just started her memoir and the house is very much a character in the book. Great follow up to THoHH 2w
Cinfhen I‘ve heard that memoir is really well done @Lola and I had a feeling that Hill House was an actual home. It felt very authentic (edited) 2w
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Wow, did I fly through this book. I listened to this powerful report well into the night and most of the day in utter disbelief. I don‘t have the proper words to convey the incomprehensible bigotry and racist behavior that still runs rampant today. My heart broke for the injustices perpetuated against children, the poor & the intellectually challenged. Our legal system is deeply flawed. Thank God for EJI and other justice organizations 😇

thebluestocking I‘m glad you “enjoyed” it. I had a similar experience racing through it. Such an amazing book. The subject, writing, and message are all on point. 💙 3w
Cinfhen I know we discussed this yesterday @thebluestocking YOU MUST listen/read 3w
Cinfhen This book was gifted to me from @Jas16 😘😘Thank you!! I wish I had read it earlier- it was excellent 3w
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Librarybelle This was such a good book! Stevenson is an amazing man. 3w
Jas16 I am so glad you liked this as much as I did. 3w
MicheleinPhilly This book literally changed me. I used to be in favor of the death penalty but am now vehemently opposed to it. It can sometimes be hard because I tend to lean towards vengeance for the worst among us. But for every admitted child molester/rapist/murderer on death row, there are too many (mostly black or brown) men who are not guilty of anything. Further reading rec.: 3w
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly I own and plan to read the book you tagged. Especially now since Bryan Stevenson referenced the case in his epilogue. And I absolutely agree about capital punishment/ this book has changed my views 💯 3w
Rachel_nyc This book affected me deeply as well. What an amazing human being Bryan Stevenson is. The recent documentary on HBO (I think?) on him is worth a watch also. (edited) 3w
Hooked_on_books I just loved this book. I keep very few of the books I have read as I‘m not a rereader, but special ones get kept. Which is why this one is on my shelf. 💙 Bryan Stevenson 3w
TrishB Sounds like an amazing read. 3w
Cinfhen Certain books just leave an immediate impact @TrishB @Hooked_on_books @Rachel_nyc This one is definitely one of those!!! thanks again @Jas16 3w
Cinfhen I will definitely look out for the documentary @rachel_nyc 3w
Reviewsbylola I plan on reading this, especially after just finishing 2w
Cinfhen I‘m pissed at my brother @Reviewsbylola he borrowed 5 books from me over the summer & was meant to give them to my parents who are here now for a visit. He didn‘t give them ANY of my books and Sun Does Shine was among them. 😤😡🤬 2w
Reviewsbylola Your brother owes you big time! 2w
Cinfhen Right!!!! And now he‘s ghosting me @Reviewsbylola hasn‘t responded to a single text 😂 2w
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