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emilygatlin

emilygatlin

Joined February 2016

rock author. reader. piggy pants.
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Grant by Ron Chernow
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I took the cover off to read it 'cause touching his face was really creeping me out.

saresmoore Good choice. 1y
TheWordJar Smart move! 1y
LMJenkins Vote! ✔️ 1y
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Halfway through and it's getting twisty! I've been waiting for a standalone Tana French because all I hear is how amazing she is (series are hard for me because I can't stop!) and now I'm going to have to backlist after all. 😂

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Ran into this guy over the weekend and no joke, he is sunshine in human form. I'll be reading THIS IS THE DAY and cheering him on. ❤️

Mdargusch Yes he is! 1y
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WHOAAAAAAAA. I'm not worthy.

Reviewsbylola 😍😍😍 1y
Ddzmini Really like the cover 😍 1y
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Been saving this one for a lazy Sunday!

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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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Gave up on work early today and started reading. Don't tell my editor.

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American Pop: A Novel | Snowden Wright
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I have so many good books to read and then THIS shows up!

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All We Ever Wanted | Emily Giffin
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A book set in Nashville? Let's do this.

Reviewsbylola I enjoyed this one! 1y
emilygatlin @Reviewsbylola Seems like just what I needed! 1y
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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The latest TBR pile from my Porch Book Club, which is just my husband's elderly aunt leaving books she loves on my front porch. It's the best! (I've been reading GRANT since January 😬)

Thousand-Lives That‘s awesome! She has good taste! 😍 1y
Erinreadsthebooks I need an elderly aunt to leave some book gems on my front porch 👵🏻📚 1y
emilygatlin @Erinreadsthebooks And some of them are signed and she told me to keep them! Best book club ever. 1y
Erinreadsthebooks @emilygatlin She sounds like the most fantastic real life book fairy! 1y
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Gravesend | William Boyle
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It's funny, I've known him for years but this is my first!

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Hay fever eyes aren't going to stop me from reading this today!

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Little: A Novel | Edward Carey
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Everyone at my house is sleeping off the football Saturday so I got up early to read. SHHHH don't wake them up.

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The Air You Breathe: A Novel | Frances de Pontes Peebles
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Y'all seem to like it, so I'm diving in!

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Wheelhouse.

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Twenty pages in and I'm already swooning. 😍

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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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BOOK MAIL CALL

saresmoore 🙌 1y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Lookie what I *have* to read FOR WORK! 😍

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A Theory of Love: A Novel | Margaret Bradham Thornton
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Plans for the next the next few days: reading this book for *two* newspaper reviews and eating this beautiful moon and stars watermelon. 👍🏼

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I love when I don't know that one of my favorites has a new book coming out and it magically manifests on my porch like a magic unicorn gift from the book gods. (OK so this is the first time that's ever happened.)

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I'm reading this because I'm reviewing it, but I think I would have picked it up anyway!

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I'm being featured in a magazine next month and they didn't have time to send a photographer to me so this is what they got. Dirty hair, don't care. 😂 (Hate having my photo taken so I'm treating myself to the new Fred Rogers bio.)

BookaholicNatty I love it!!!!!!!! It‘s adorable!!!! 2y
Mdargusch Very cute! 2y
sprainedbrain This is so cute!! 😍 2y
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Give Me Your Hand | Megan E Abbott
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Little Sunday Funday for my brain...

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My Squirrel Days | Ellie Kemper
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A crummy day is no match for Ellie Kemper's memoir! (I so needed this right now.)

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HERE FOR THIS

balletbookworm *grabby hands* 2y
sprainedbrain This is intriguing! 2y
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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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The latest read for my "Front Porch Book Club" which is my husband's elderly aunt and I exchanging books by leaving them on each other's porches.

Mdargusch So sweet! 2y
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Woodrow Wilson, 1908.

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Save us, Jon Meacham.

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My husband's aunt and I have our own little book club, where we randomly leave books on each other's porches that we liked. It's pretty great. Here's this week's!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks That‘s so sweet!!! 2y
Tamra How fun! Love that idea. 😇 2y
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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Scored a signed copy of my all-time favorite writer's new book at my local indie!

britt_brooke 🤗🤗🤗 I just finished listening to the audio. Love him! 2y
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Visible Empire | Hannah Pittard
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In the mood for a novel...

Mdargusch That cover! 💙💙💙 2y
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Florida | Lauren Groff
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Best. Friday. Everrrrrrrrrr.

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The best part about book festivals is finding new books! So excited about this one!

Tamra Love that cover - my favorite landscape! 2y
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Rush: A Novel | Lisa Patton
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Since I have been sitting in my new ladyboss recliner today, the Duchess gave birth to a prince and has already left the hospital in heels. I haven't made it to the shower, and a giant Blind Pig sandwich will arrive at my front door in 30 minutes. To each her own...

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I thought that incredibly bizarre to see that she's already left the hospital! 2y
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I was lucky enough to moderate the *first ever* conversation with literary power couple Therese Anne Fowler and John Kessel! They were a riot, and the fact that they both write greatness under the same roof makes my brain go KA-POW. She gave her first public reading from A WELL-BEHAVED WOMAN, her forthcoming novel about Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont.

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Had a BLAST this past weekend moderating two author conversations at the 3rd Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri! Here I am after my session with Michael Nye and Robin Sloan. (We crushed it!)

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Said goodbye to my good boy Ralph on Monday, and this is my first book day without him. While I am heartbroken and sad, I know he is at peace. Thank you all for loving him, and I hope he gave you a good virtual boop. (The boy loved some boops.)

aschermetz So sorry for your loss! 2y
DebinHawaii I'm so sorry. Sending you hugs.💜💜💜 2y
Nebklvr So sorry 2y
CoffeeK8 So sorry for your loss 2y
megt Sending you hugs. 💕 2y
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The weather is terrible today, but perfect for reading and ripe for panicked good boys. (Good girl is *under* the bed.)

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Sourdough | Robin Sloan
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I have TWO WEEKS to read these four books to prepare for the TWO author conversations I'm moderating at the Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, MO. I think I should take off to the beach...

Reviewsbylola Sourdough is super quick! 2y
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Prepping for an upcoming panel I'm moderating! LUCKY, LUCKY ME! 🤓📚

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I have some news! See y'all in Columbia, MO on April 21st! (My THIRD time as a moderator!)

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The Afterlives: A Novel | Thomas Pierce
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Signatures are fascinating. Ready to start this baby!

AlexGeorge That is a very silly signature. 2y
emilygatlin @AlexGeorge It's the extra squiggle on top. 🤔 2y
AlexGeorge Right?!? 2y
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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hi whatcha reading can i sit on you

Reecaspieces 😂😂😂🐶🐶🐶❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Erinreadsthebooks ? "Yes, yes of course you can." 2y
mrozzz 💗💗💗💗 2y
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Soil: A Novel | Jamie Kornegay
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When I was at Square Books today, I found a blurb I wrote in a book!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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So my husband went on vacation with his brothers and without me, and I was feeling a little blue so I went to my favorite bookstore and treated myself to some signed goodies!!! And stopped by the bakery for a slice of cake....

Tamra Good for you! (I‘d rather do that anyway. 😹) 2y
emilygatlin @Tamra I've done stuff like eat leftover Chinese food for breakfast in bed. Not too shabby for Emily. 😂 2y
Tamra @emilygatlin that luxury works for me! 👍🏾 2y
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Reecaspieces Square books is the best! Where are you from! We had a Litsy meet up the other day there. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
emilygatlin @Reecaspieces @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I moved to Oxford in the fall, after a decade in Tupelo. (I managed Reed's GumTree from '08-'12!) 2y
Reecaspieces @emilygatlin well that is awesome! You will be joining us from now on! 2y
emilygatlin @Reecaspieces YAY! Book friends! I co-founded the Mississippi Book Festival, too, and was the program coordinator for the first two. I'm about as book nerdy as they come. 🤗 2y
Reecaspieces @emilygatlin amazing! I would love to be more active in the state stuff. The book festival has ALWAYS been in the weekend I work and I can‘t go. Are you originally from tupelo? 2y
emilygatlin @Reecaspieces I'm from the Nashville area! Went to Ole Miss, married a Tupelo boy, he got a job there first, so that's where we landed! He commutes from OX everyday now. 😬 Where are you? 2y
Reecaspieces @emilygatlin I graduated from Ole Miss. I live in Ripley. An hour from Oxford 2y
emilygatlin @Reecaspieces I know Ripley! And it's ALWAYS great to meet a fellow Ole Miss grad. ❤️💙 2y
Reecaspieces @emilygatlin we will meet up soon! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Reecaspieces @emilygatlin oh yay!!! Another MS litten!! Let‘s meet up soon!! I‘m in Pontotoc! My email is loverofbooks75@gmail dot com ☺️ 2y
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Grant | Ron Chernow
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I've been reading this book for two months and it took me that long to see the irony of using a copper Mississippi bookmark that was purchased at the Old State Capitol Museum

Tamra Very pretty! 2y
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Agreed to speak at a convention without checking who else was speaking. Probably shouldn't have done that. 😬 (omg)

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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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MAIL CALL. My doorbell doesn't work, but she had noooooo problem letting me know my book was here. Can't wait to read this one!

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"Too much reading. Not enough scritches." ?

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I feel like this is a recurring issue. Or Ralph knows I'll post him on Litsy for virtual pets. (PS This book is so good. Hopefully I'll get it back from him shortly.)

britt_brooke Oh my goodness, what a sweet face! Love this photo. 💚🐾 2y
emilygatlin @britt_brooke He's as sweet as he looks. My 15 year old rescue pup. ❤️ 2y
britt_brooke @emilygatlin Aw! ☺️ This warms my heart. 2y
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I'm married to an opera singer (former, I should say) and I can't tell you how excited I am to freak him out by name dropping bits from this beautiful book. 😂