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emilyjwhit9

emilyjwhit9

Joined October 2016

I can't go anywhere without a book, just in case.
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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The city of Chicago is shut down so it‘s the perfect time to dig into this book!

Laura317 Stay warm and enjoy your book! 10mo
emilyjwhit9 So far, I am loving it! 10mo
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Got the book! Excited to start this book and the next round of #LMPBC!

Laura317 Oh good!! 13mo
ladyneverwhere Yay! I'm almost done work Vicious and I have a lot of feelings about it! Can't wait to see what everyone else thinks 13mo
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I got my book back! Thank you, @LauraJ !! I am excited to read it again and read everyone‘s comments! Thank you all for a great first round of #LMPBC #groupr

LauraJ Wow! That took a long time. I‘m glad you gave me the opportunity to read this! 13mo
zsuzsanna_reads That cover 😸 12mo
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My weekend. #currentlyreading

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Hey fellow #round4 #lmpbc #groupj people! I picked four books that I am super excited to read, and I hope one of them works for the group. They are all arcs. I hope that‘s ok with everyone.

Laughterhp Great picks! All of them sound good. I‘m not a huge fan of nonfiction, but Tinderbox sounds very interesting. I‘d really like to read either Fruit of the Drunken Tree or Washington Black. Furyborn sounds intriguing too, but I‘m not always into YA fantasy. Sorry that probably didn‘t help at all! 😬😬 14mo
emilyjwhit9 No! It helped! Thank you! @Laughterhp 14mo
Laura317 I‘m good with any of them, but Washington Black or Fury Born sounds really good! 14mo
ladyneverwhere These all look incredible! I'll be 100% happy with anything you choose from this group! 14mo
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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A lovely Halloween 🎃 surprise from a bookish friend. I have surprisingly never read “The Night Circus.” So I can‘t wait, plus the chocolate and Halloween decoration! Thank you, @Wife !

Wife You‘re welcome 🎃. I‘m glad it finally made it to you! 1y
Jee_HookedOnBookz One of my fav reads! 1y
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A murder mystery with a sci-fi twist. I enjoyed all of it and never saw the end coming.

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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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My week in the world of books. #currentlyreading

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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This book took over my reading life! Sorry to all book clubs, #lmpbc #groupr, my library hold list, and all the other books. But I finished it today. What a beauty!

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It finally came!! Can‘t wait to read this one! #libraryhaul #futurefavorite

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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This book has destroyed my #readingplans for this week! But I am loving it. #libraryhaul #currentlyreading

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I was a bit ambitious last week, so some repeats here. Hope to do better with my #weeklyreads this week. #currentlyreading #readinggoals

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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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My #lmpbc book arrived! Go #groupr!

Wife 🌹 1y
Wife Got it! Thank you for the goodies 🍫 I sent a little 🎃 something your way too. But alas, it‘s in USPS limbo. I‘m waiting for a call from “Mr. Fred” at your PO after he talks to your mail carrier. Mailed on 10/3 priority and last tracking was 10/7 at 1200am. Hope they find it before 🎄🎄🎄😊 1y
emilyjwhit9 @Wife I just sent you a thank you card for the lovely Halloween box. Thank you so much! 1y
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If you love Tamora Pierce, you will love this book. I did. One could pick on it a bit but honestly, it‘s a great read, and I will never stop loving Tamora Pierce.

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I have missed the past couple of weeks, but I am hoping to get lots read this week. So, here are this week‘s #weeklyreads. #currentlyreading #readinggoals

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The Annie Year | Stephanie Wilbur Ash
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Done! And the weather gods granted me a perfect rainy day to do it. It will be in mail tomorrow. I am looking forward to the next #lmpbc pick for our awesome #groupr.

LauraJ Packaged and ready to mail tomorrow! (edited) 1y
Wife Got it! Thanks. I‘ll probably start it this week. 🌹 1y
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Just picked this beauty up at the Library! I used to read them as a kid and can‘t wait to see what this one is all about. #libraryhaul

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Sight | Jessie Greengrass
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I am excited for this week‘s line-up of #weeklyreads books! A female spy, book on the Women‘s Prize for Fiction list, plus the two from last week: lesbian coming of age tale set in the Victorian Era and gothic tale of missus and servant. #currentlyreading #readinggoals

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The River at Night | Erica Ferencik
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#DNF Great opener but I couldn‘t get behind the story once the random, hillbilly family was introduced.

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How to be Famous | Caitlin Moran
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I was not very successful last week with my #weeklyreads so only one change. Hoping to do better this week. #readinggoals #currentlyreading

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The Observations | Jane Harris
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Last week was highly successful. I finished all four books! So let‘s try it again. Four new books this week. #bookgoals #weeklyreads

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The Great Believers | Rebecca Makkai
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Loving this book! Just got it yesterday and already know it‘s love. #libraryhaul

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I have been slipping in my reading lately, so I am trying something new. Every Monday, I will post a photo with 3-4 books that I plan to read that week. I am hoping that will help with planning and accountability. Sometimes I just can‘t decide what to read! I am sure that I will add books as I get them, but these books will be the goal. #weeklyreads #bookgoals

MaGoose Love the Jacqueline Winspear series with Maisie Dobbs. 1y
emilyjwhit9 @MaGoose Me too! They are just great. And I love Maisie. 1y
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Just started this morning and I am already in love. There are hoarders, cranky old people, mysterious happenings, queer characters, saints, and beautiful writing! This is going to be a good one. #booklove #progressreport

MagdaRosol Loved this book! 1y
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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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This book blew me away! I picked it up because it was getting some great attention and hype. And I thought the connection or similarity to “The Shape of Water” made it worth it. Lucy, a down-on-her-luck PhD student, is asked to housesit and dogsit for her sister and attend a support group for women just getting out of relationships. But this is not a book about therapy, instead a blunt, erotic look at love and its place in the world. #mustread

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Ok #impbc #round3 #groupr... Here are my picks for the the round. Let me know what you think! The last book in the pile is “The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock” by Imogen Hermès Gowar.

StephanieGeiser What Alice Forgot and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life have both been on my TBR forever so I vote for either one of those to win! 2y
Wife I agree with @LauraJ and @StephanieGeiser Both sound good to me. 🌹 2y
emilyjwhit9 Awesome! I will pick one and keep that a surprise. 😀 2y
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Finished up this book last night for @Samplergal #13inthree. Didn‘t quite make the 13 but got to about 10. I did finish up three books that I have been waiting to finish for quite some time! Goal accomplished!

Samplergal That‘s great! You got most of it in on a very busy weekend for most. 2y
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The Absolutist | John Boyne
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Checking in for day two of #13inthree. About 7 hours in (accidentally cleared by time from day one), and I am loving the push to read. I have finished two books that have been hanging on my “Currently Reading” list for months. Both wonderful! Thank you again @Samplergal for the push!

Samplergal Glad it is helping! My goal was to finish two and I think I‘ll make it. 2y
emilyjwhit9 You will!! 2y
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2 hours in and one book that has been sitting on my “Currently Reading” for months is finished. #13inThree @Samplergal

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Memorial Day | Vince Flynn
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I‘m in! Thank you for hosting @Samplergal I love readathons!

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"The Stranger in the Woods" in the woods! #metareading

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Lunch out with Heather O'Neill's #baileysprize long list book. It is amazing!!! Seriously going to be one of my favorites of the year. Follows the lives of two orphans that grow up in the same Catholic, nun-run orphanage. Not a great start to life and from there, it just gets worse. You would not think it is possible, but it is. #bestof2017 #sogood

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NW: A Novel | Zadie Smith
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Sometimes you just need your mommy, sometimes your mommy just needs to read Zadie Smith

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Little Deaths | Emma Flint
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Getting some reading done today! One #BaileysLongList and the runner-up of #tob17 plus some poetry and some needed catch-up on the great Louise Erdrich.

KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. (edited) 2y
emilyjwhit9 Thank you, @KateFulfordAuthor. I love book prizes! They always add great titles to my tbr. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor That‘s great to hear @emilyjwhit9 - hope you enjoy it & keep in touch, won‘t you? 2y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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A hundred pages in and I know that this is a book that will stay with me. It is a powerful read and an important one. Don't let the YA label dissuade you; this is an timely and intense read that everyone should have to read. #cantputitdown #powerhouseread

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NW: A Novel | Zadie Smith
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Commuting to work with Zadie Smith. I can't wait to sink my teeth into this one. I am a huge Zadie Smith fan; clearly a bit behind in my reading of her work, but no less excited. Heard mixed things about this book, but I know it won't disappoint!

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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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The lovely gifts from my #cupidgoespostal buddy! I think you were nervous about the selections but I love Patricia Briggs! So excited for the next Mercy Thompson. And Birdsong is the next book in a series I started. Perfect! Thank you so much @AprilMaesBookHabit

AprilMae So glad you liked it!!! 3y
emilyjwhit9 All of it! And I forgot to mention the bag and the bookmarks! So great! 3y
RestingBodiceFace The Alpha & Omega series is wonderful! 3y
emilyjwhit9 I can't wait to read it! 3y
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Human Acts | Han Kang
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Some light Friday reading.

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Not a very successful #24in48 with only 12 hours total. But a great reading adventure nonetheless. Can't wait to try this again!

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Being close to someone meant the entire rhythm of that person's life was synchronized with yours... The puppy and I approve this statement.

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So being the reader that I am, I got my nieces and nephews books for Christmas. And they loved the books I got them! You never know how that is going to go especially since they also got new Kindles, but they wanted to read the books instead! A win for bookish aunts everywhere! #readerswin

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A monster grocery store!? I am loving this hilarious and fun graphic novel!

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I didn't know milk and honey would be the last read of the year. But I can't fit one more in. Happy New Year to everyone! Enjoy the last few hours of 2016 (So many good books this past year)! I know I am already trying to decide how many books to post for my Goodreads challenge for next year (150, 175, 200, I can't decide!) See you all on the other side!

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I now know why this book keeps showing up on lists of the best books of 2016 and the most lasting books of 2016. It is a troubling and profound read about poverty, but an amazingly good one. Everyone should read this book to understand something that is generally hidden from view. (5 stars)

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The Girl at the Lion D'Or | Sebastian Faulks
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"If all your life you endure the consequences of a single deed, then you cannot imagine life before it; it is almost as if the consequences precede the action. The deed itself meanwhile becomes harder to imagine as some isolated event which, by some easy twist of human will, might not have happened at all."

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Heaven. #ReadingDay

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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The Mothers and I are voting today!#civicduty #ReadingontheGo

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The Carnival at Bray | Jessie Ann Foley
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"They shatter and rebuild, shatter and rebuild, shatter and rebuild until they are old and worn and stooped from the work of it." Somehow this is hopeful to me. #lovethebook #teenread

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The Carnival at Bray | Jessie Foley
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"She was now a person who had to imagine a body she had known, a face she had loved, buried under boards, while over at the Montrose bird sanctuary, indifferent seagulls and winter birds gathered in the trees, and life continued for most things on earth as it always had."
For the full quote... #teenread #awesomeread

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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"Sometimes, when you least expect it, you become the girl in the woods. You lose your name because another one is forced on you. You think you are alone until you find books about girls like you. Salvation is certainly among the reasons I read. Reading and writing have always pulled me out of the darkest experiences in my life. Stories have given me a place in which to lose myself." Why I read.