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DebbieGrillo

DebbieGrillo

Joined May 2016

Works to buy books and take trips to the ocean. 🇨🇦
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The Atlas Paradox by Olivie Blake
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In Charm's Way | Lana Harper
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I'm still loving this series as much as I did in book one, which is rare for me. Delilah's story really drove home the lesson that holding a grudge hurts the person who is holding it more than anyone else.

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In Charm's Way | Lana Harper
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Karisimo I needed to hear this today! 4d
dabbe #truth 🩵💙🩵 4d
DebbieGrillo @Karisimo 🩷💛🩵 2d
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This was a great listen for our road trip. Hubs likes YA and said he wanted something light. I loved the relationship between the three sisters, the Song girls. We may listen to the sequel on the way home.

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Finding Joy | Gary Andrews
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I found myself relating to Gary Andrews as he shares his grief journey through his collection of daily comics after the death of his beloved wife Joy. In the last 2 years I've lost my only sibling, our dog, and my dad, in that order. This would be an amazing gift for a grieving friend.

Ruthiella Books can do so much. I‘m glad this one provided comfort. ❤️ 2w
dabbe 💔 ❤️‍🩹 ❤️ 2w
Suet624 💕💕💕 2w
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Punching the Air | Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
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I can't wait to better recommend this one to my students. It highlights the school to prison pipeline that exists in much of America. It is about how small decisions can have big consequences and about accepting what you cannot change.

Tamra Out of curiosity, do you get any push back from parents on books? I have been pleased with the book lists my own kids‘ teachers have created (i.e. not restrictive), but sometimes cringed at the thought of the potential reprisal or criticism they might get. (edited) 3w
DebbieGrillo @Tamra I never get push back from parents. They're usually thrilled their kids are reading. But, I do live in Canada and until quite recently, we've been mostly liberal about these things. Alas, the tide seems to be turning following our neighbors to the south into the fall of capitalism and democracy. 2w
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Punching the Air | Ibi Zoboi, Yusef Salaam
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Stunning!

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The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
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I loved this more than expected. Character driven, a true coming of age story. Readers learn to love Michael as he learns who he is and to love himself.

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The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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I thoroughly enjoyed DIVINE RIVALS. Suspense, the brutality of war, and hope weaved through the entire narrative kept me turning pages even though I didn't want the story to end. I can't wait to read more about Winnow and Kitt.

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Divine Rivals | Rebecca Ross
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The Black Flamingo | Dean Atta
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Presenting my summer stack. I never read them all or stick to it without adding others along the way, but it's good to have plans. #summertbr

Tamra Aspirations!! 4w
Ruthiella I love a good stack of books! 👍 4w
youneverarrived Great stack! I‘m looking forward to reading The Anxious Generation. 4w
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The Atlas Six | Olivie Blake
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Atlas Blakely invites six powerful magicians to join an ancient, secret Alexandrian society that hold all the world's secrets and power. Told from each character's perspective, this dark academia YA fantasy had me hooked!

April_Barbie This is on my TBR! 😍👍🏼 1mo
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Code Red | Joy McCullough
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7th grader, Eden must find a new place to belong after a shoulder injury end her career as an elite gymnast. She ends up bonding with a girl name Maribel who comes to her rescue from a bully at school. When they‘re both suspended as a result, Eden finds a new group of friends and a cause she cares about, but it seems to conflict with everything her mother stands for. Chaos and beauty ensue.

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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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A beautiful story about finding lost loved ones that reminds us that there is so much to be learned about the way our world works than what we know, and that the mother child bond is boundless. Oh and the elephants are majestic.

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Trying | Kobi Yamada
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This is the newest book by the same author.

Noticing by Kobi Yamada was the perfect read in the quiet of the morning on the day after my father took his flight from this world. May we all take the time to “pause and allow for the extraordinary“ that this beautiful life offers!

tpixie So sorry for your loss. Hugs 🤗 I‘m glad you found some comfort in reading. 🩵 3mo
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Leaving Time | Jodi Picoult
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Reggie Oof the one with the elephants!!!!😯…😭 3mo
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The Honey-Don't List | Christina Lauren
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A perfect little rom-com for couple listening on our all day drive. A little Hallmarkesque in its story arch and predictability but sweet and funny with a satisfying conclusion.

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The Brothers Hawthorne | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This deep dive into brothers Grayson and Jameson's lives was the perfect way to stay immersed in the world of this series. The ending was satisfying AND expertly sets us up for the next on the series.

ShananigansReads That cover is so pretty 😍 3mo
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Violet must beat the odds to survive and become a (dragon) rider. Then she has to choose between the kingdom she's been raised to protect and the well-being of the entire realm. Suspense, action, steam, and Violence. A definite 5⭐️ read!

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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“Hope is a fickle, dangerous thing. It steals your focus and aims it toward the possibilities instead of keeping it where it belongs—on the probabilities.“

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Fourth Wing | Rebecca Yarros
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Here we go!

Writeme Loved this book! 4mo
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Predictable, but delicious. New girl in town wins everyone over. Steamy, spicy, and satisfying.

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I wasn‘t sure what to expect when I walked into Cafe Rev, but it sure as hell wasn‘t a picture of myself behind the register under the cheery headline “Do Not Serve.”

#FirstLineFriday
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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DebbieGrillo @Captivatedbybooks here's the follow-up to that first quotation. 4mo
Captivatedbybooks Love it!!!! THANK YOU 4mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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This will be a contender for my favorite book of 2024. I love Harrow's style, characters, and voice. I often find myself stopping to appreciate sentence construction, description, and diction. Add that to a loveable protagonist and an imaginative Gothic story and this is a can't miss add to your TBR.

HettyG I just have got to get to this one!!! Been on TBR way too long! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one! 4mo
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1. A Biblical character.

2. How about a book I love with an author who has the same first name as me?

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView An author works! Thanks for playing 4mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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emz711 I'm in the middle of it. How are you liking it? 4mo
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Starling House | Alix E. Harrow
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Captivatedbybooks Lord did i need to read this! 4mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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Like many others, I loved this book that gives an inside look at the ruthless world of publishing. Unpopular opinion: I loved the main character. I think I've always been fascinated by people who make out-of-character, horribly awful choices that loom with gnawing guilt until it finally implodes and their life shatters.

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Weight of Blood | Tiffany D Jackson
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Maddy Washington deserved so much better than the childhood she'd had. If I could write her a new story, I would. Even though I want to know more, the author's ending is perfect! Themes of racism, bullying, and police brutality. A skillful retelling of King's Carrie.

Bookpearl My word! Let me push this up my TBR list!! 5mo
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I went into this one blind, as Albom is an automatic read for me. I'm glad I did, because although I adore historical fiction, WW2 and Holocaust stories are not my favorite. This one may have opened me back up to the era. I love how the story is told with four protagonists but one narrator, Truth. This ranks up there with The Time Keeper and Have a Little Faith!

TheBookgeekFrau I feel like this is such an underrated read. Albom is an auto buy for me, so I read it when it first came out and loved it. But you're the first person I've seen since who read it. 5mo
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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The final book in this trilogy was just as exciting as the first two. Student in my 10th and 11th grade English classes are loving this series, and for good reason. Luxury, unimaginable riches, intrigue, mystery, action with a side of love and family loyalty, what's not to love?

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Lucky | Marissa Stapley
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Lucky was abandoned on the steps of a Catholic church as a newborn. She lives her whole life with a man named John who she believes to be her father. But just when it seems her luck has run out, everything changes.

Crazeedi Intriguing!! 5mo
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Less | Andrew Sean Greer
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I listened to the first 75 minutes, and I just couldn't find anything to care about.

TheBookgeekFrau Fourth 5mo
OriginalCyn620 Fifth 5mo
dabbe #hailthebail! 🤩🤩🤩 5mo
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Before I Let Go | Kennedy Ryan
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Yasmin and Josiah, divorced co-parents and business partners, have the most well-adjusted relationship. It's not hard to believe this is fiction. The best part of this book is how it helps remove the stigma from seeking professional health help and normalizes going to therapy.

Reggie I was going through some grief last year after the death of some close family members. This book came along and I felt like I was going to therapy with these characters. It definitely helped. 5mo
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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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1. Nothing specific, but it's my daughter's birthday. She is turning 28.
2. Nothing specific, but something you can lose yourself in.

@TheSpineView #Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Valentine's Day and hope your daughter has a fabulous birthday! 5mo
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Bring Your Own Books | Shelby Township, MI (Bookstore)
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Welcome Kelly, host of this podcast, to Litsy! Let's show her the #litsylove #LitsyWelcomeWagon

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glamhobbit Welcome!! Hope you love it here 📚 5mo
UwannaPublishme Welcome to all the fun @mckellstar ! 👋🏻📚 5mo
Kshakal Welcome to the family @mckellstar ! 5mo
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Sapphire Hey there! 5mo
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TheBookgeekFrau @mckellstar 👋🏼 Welcome to Litsy!! 5mo
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CarolynM Welcome to Litsy @mckellstar 👋 Hope you enjoy it here🙂 5mo
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ElizaMarie Ooooo I got to check out this podcast! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 💗🎉🎊 5mo
julieclair Welcome to Litsy, @mckellstar ! 😀 5mo
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Before I Let Go | Kennedy Ryan
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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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The Hawthorne Legacy | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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I love this series. I don't usually read sequels, but I'm glad I've got all three books, so I can just keep reading. I'm rooting for Avery, and I'm glad she's ready to take charge.

Read4life The fourth book came out late last year. 🤓 6mo
DebbieGrillo Oooooh @Read4life thanks. Just obtain the 4th before finishing the 3rd. Have you read it? 6mo
Read4life Yes I have. Book 5 doesn‘t have a release date yet. 6mo
April_Barbie Love this series! 😍🤩😊🩵 6mo
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I Place You Into the Fire | Rebecca Thomas
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Mi‘kmaw poet's debut explores love, pain, and history. Thomas' poems challenge norms and tell a powerful story about identity, injustice, and a new Canadian tale.