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erank58

Joined January 2018

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This year hasn't been the best for me so far, and its showing in my reading/writing habits--or lack of those habits lately. But when all else seems to fail, I can turn to my books for comfort 👍😊

Here are my #top6reads so far for 2019. A review for the tagged still to come--one of the most beautiful pieces of literature I've ever held in my hands 💙 Thanks @Cinfhen for the idea!

Megabooks This is up for me soon! Miracle Creek, too. 3w
irre I loved this one too 3w
Centique My reading/writing habits have taken a hit this year too! Hope it all improves 🤞💕 3w
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Cinfhen A few people have chosen The Far Field, it‘s on my TBR and I really loved Miracle Creek (edited) 3w
erank58 @Megabooks @Cinfhen Mirscle Creek almost made mine, too! 2w
erank58 @irre I was surprised how much I loved it, so heartbreaking! 2w
erank58 @Centique ❤🤞 2w
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Here we go, July!!! Pretty cool choices this month--what's everyone picking? #botm

allthingskayla I picked Lock Every Door since I love Riley Sager. I have an arc for Things You Save in a Fire. 3w
Ashley_Nicoletto I‘m so torn. I want all of them. 3w
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JanuarieTimewalker13 @Ashley_Nicoletto Hahahaha!! I understand!! 3w
Reviewsbylola Three Women and The Gifted School! 3w
EKonrad I snagged the Riley Sager title. 😊 3w
JanuarieTimewalker13 Thank you!! Haven‘t read it yet!!! I‘d like to try Riley Sager, one of these days! 2w
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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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For #pridemonth, I wanted to share two of my favorite books featuring #bisexual characters (LaCour's much more subtle than Colbert's, but still worth mentioning). I cannot stress enough that healthy bi representation--like ALL representation--is so important today, especially in YA literature. I think we've seen a steady increase in books breaking stereotypes of all degrees, and I only hope it continues 💪#repmatters

Chrissyreadit ❤️🥰❤️ 4w
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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Overtime $$ well spent!!! Loving the limited gift edition from Cemetary Dance, complete with a some BEAUTIFUL illustrations and binding #bookmail #constantreader

mreads I liked this book so much! I thought it was so much better than the tagged in dealing this the question of women deciding the fate of the world 4w
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The Invited: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Jennifer McMahon is typically my go-to author for "guily-pleasure" horror/creepy reads, but she really stepped it up with this one! Her writing has so improved since her earlier works (some are quite messy), and the story (while cheesy at points) actually felt fresh and coherent for the most part. This had just enough "creep" to make it a lighter read for horror fans, but it's also a good choice for newbies to try the genre out ?

Suet624 👍🏼👍🏼 1mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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FANTASTIC audiobook--I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it nearly as much had I picked up the print copy. The narrators did a great job capturing the gritty and raw emotions packed within this, and I adored the podcast-like format.

Know that this does have some pretty significant TWs for those who would need to know (I won't mention them here because I consider one to be a huge spoiler, so make sure to research if needed). #audio

Lisas.Library I listened to the audiobook too. Very very good! 1mo
LogiKitty One of my absolute favs of this year :) I enjoyed the print version, but I bet the audio version was even better! 1mo
AnneFindsJoy Yes! Agreed! Audiobook is definitely the way to go with this one. 🎧 ❤️🙌 (edited) 1mo
erank58 @AnneFindsJoy @Lisas.Library I normally don't like audio but this one was great! 1mo
erank58 @LogiKitty it's probably going to be on my top list too! If you are the type that likes to re-read favorites, I would reccomend giving the audio a try next time around 😊 1mo
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Beyond the Point | Claire Gibson
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I may have enjoyed this had I known more going in. I thought this would involve a feminist look at women in today's military culture, but instead it read like a PG-rated Hallmark movie (which can be fun, just not what I expected). The relationships were unnatural, the diversity felt a little forced, and overall it just was fragmented. Still, this could be a great book for the right reader. GR: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2768175138 #botm

akckitty Here's hoping the next book is better! If your original thought of what the book was going to had happened, it'd of been great! 1mo
Hooked_on_books PG rated Hallmark movie! Oh no! 😱 1mo
erank58 @akckitty I hope so!! Now I'm off to find a book that actually deals with the topic I described since I'm so disappointed!! 1mo
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erank58 @Hooked_on_books 🤣🤣🤣 yes! Nothing wrong with lighter, happier books by any means, but when you go in hoping for a powerful hard-hitter, it's always somewhat frustrating 😂 I probably should have read other reviews before picking it up, sounds like alot of people felt the same way! 1mo
EmilyM Agree! 1mo
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Beyond the Point | Claire Gibson
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Ugh. Just started this, and already I'm not a fan of how the author is incorrectly portraying Pittsburgh as a place that natives want to "escape." In reality, locals and transplants young and old are damn proud of their wonderful city and its schools, and this is coming from a Philly girl ?? I may be nit-picking, but it's a HUGE pet peeve of mine when authors fail to research local cultural norms #botm

Reggie Nick Cutter put his book Little Heaven in New Mexico and I didn‘t recognize anything about NM in what he wrote. Totally get it. 1mo
Bookwormjillk Love Pittsburgh! 1mo
Erinreadsthebooks In my opinion, if an author is going to choose to portray a city in a negative way without any justification, he/she should just create a fictional city in the same general area and go with it. Why risk irritating people who want to like your books? 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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Crazeedi You are so correct! We western PA people are proud of Pittsburgh, our roots and our cultures! Shame on him!!! 1mo
Crazeedi And Pitt is a great school! So much has been researched there, so many accolades! Dang!! 1mo
Librarybelle I fell in love with Pittsburgh when I went there for grad school...it was the perfect city for me! And yes, I‘m not a fan when authors do this in a book. 1mo
actualdisneyprincess What the HELL. 💛🖤 1mo
ssravp That gets under my skin so much. I love my city. 🖤💛🖤💛 1mo
erank58 @ssravp you're not alone!! 💛🖤 1mo
erank58 @actualdisneyprincess I know right??? 1mo
erank58 @Librarybelle I went to school there too, and it will always have a special place in my heart! 1mo
erank58 @Crazeedi Pitt is a FABULOUS school--I went to Duquesne and I loved every moment I spent in the city! 1mo
erank58 @Erinreadsthebooks I think that's a really good point! Plus it allows for more creative space in the author's end 1mo
erank58 @Bookwormjillk 🖤💛 1mo
erank58 @Reggie ugh sounds we've shared similar feelings. Details like this really do matter and always affect the way I look at the overall story! 1mo
actualdisneyprincess @erank58 omg I went to Duquesne too!!! 😮😍 (edited) 1mo
erank58 @actualdisneyprincess too funny!!! Loved every minute of it :) 1mo
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And...They're up!! Wasn't too thrilled with the selections at first--I still have to read Dark Matter so holding off on the Blake Crouch. But then I saw that the thriller is a translation (which is pretty cool) so may give it a go 👍 #botm

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WOW. One Goodreads reviewer described this book as leaving a "bruise." I'd have to agree that this left one hell of a bruise on my heart ? She packed so much into the story, I'm in awe when I remember that this is her debut #botm

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Dismantled: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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This will probably be the last rainy Sunday snuggle session for me and my buddy--he's in the final stages of heart failure and we've decided that it probably will be time to take him to the vet this week. Between his illness and my grandmother's passing last Christmas, it's been a really hard 2019 for me so far--and especially lately, it hasn't been easy. Sending positive thoughts to all Littens struggling in some way ❤ #dogsoflitsy

LoverofLit I'm so sorry. Deciding to say farewell to a fur baby at the end of their life is never easy. My heart goes out to you 💕 2mo
Eyelit Hugs to you 💜💜💜 2mo
valeriegeary 💔💔 so sorry! Enjoy these last few precious days. ❤️❤️ 2mo
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rretzler So sorry to hear. 2mo
Bookwormjillk Hugs ❤️❤️ 2mo
Birdsong28 So sorry for you. Sending you lots of love 😘📚📚 2mo
emtobiasz I‘m so sorry. My parents made that call with my childhood dog earlier this month, and even though it was the right decision, it‘s still a struggle. Thinking of you ❤️ 2mo
Jas16 I am so sorry. Sending love 2mo
BookwormM Big hugs for you and your buddy thinking of you all 2mo
Rachel.Rencher Oh no, I had to put my family dog that we'd had for 13 years down a few months ago. It was the hardest thing ever. I'm so sorry. 💔 2mo
monalyisha He clearly knows he‘s loved. ❤️ 2mo
xicanti I‘m so sorry. This is a hard decision to make, even when you know it‘s the right one. ❤️ 2mo
faelinwolf Sending love to you from one grieving heart to another! ❤❤❤ 2mo
Elizabeth2 Oh I‘m so very sorry. Such a difficult thing to do, but one that comes purely out of love. ❤️ 2mo
jb72 Sending you lots of positive vibes and thoughts. I am truly sorry. 2mo
irre So sorry to hear that 💕💕 2mo
Librarybelle So sorry to hear this 2mo
TheSpineView So sorry... 2mo
JessClark78 I‘m so sorry. 🖤🖤 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm very sorry. *hugs* 2mo
Moony Oh, I'm so sorry and I feel with you. It's the hardest thing and decision in the world. I wish you all the best and loving people around you. 2mo
Reggie Omg, I‘m so sorry to hear this. 2mo
tdrosebud I'm so sorry. This is one the hardest decisions to make. Sending many hugs your way. 2mo
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1. My two sheepies, me, and my mom ❤ (Jingle up top with my me and mom, Frosty and myself in the bottom left, and my mom with double trouble on the right!) #dogsoflitsy
2. Nothing! Only read 2 books in April, hoping for a productive May!
3. Going down the shore/beach for some peace and quiet
4. 🌧🌧🌧 but that's ok!
5. It's pizza Friday! 🍕
@howjessreads #friyayintro

JoyNorstrom Oh gosh, these photos bring back good memories of my two sheepies, Madeline and Lucy. They lived 14/15 solid years and we miss their easy nature. 3mo
Wonderwoman89 Awwww my favorite dog is an Old English Sheep Dog but I is too hot where we live for them 3mo
Itchyfeetreader These guys are stunning! 3mo
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erank58 @JoyNorstrom Wow, that's incredible for sheepdogs! Unfortunately my one is in the final stages of heart failure and won't be with us much longer :( but we are enjoying every moment we still have! 3mo
erank58 @Wonderwoman89 they really are the best!! 3mo
erank58 @Itchyfeetreader they are my babies ❤ 3mo
JoyNorstrom @erank58 I‘m sorry to hear. Even when you know it‘s coming it‘s so hard to say goodbye...Definitely enjoy every minute! I love how dogs live in ‘the now‘ without seeming to worry about the future. We must do that too:) (edited) 2mo
erank58 @JoyNorstrom it's incredible how much we can learn from animals--thank you for the lovely words ❤😊 2mo
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Hmmm not sure how I feel about this month's picks--I didn't read The Kiss Quotient but I'm sure alot of readers will be thrilled with The Bride Test! Thinking about either skipping, or getting the historical or non fiction if I do pick one #botm

Ashley_Nicoletto I preordered The Bride Test on audio so I choose the historical fiction! 3mo
erank58 @Ashley_Nicoletto if I get one, I think it'll be that! It looks it got some incredible reviews 3mo
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FINALLY!! According to GR looks like a Feb 2020 release date, at least they've given us something to chew on for now! Will have to research recaps to prepare 🙈 Anyone else excited?? #thediviners

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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This was pretty well written, but not a "pick" because it wasn't quite what I was expecting--mainly because the "horror" and "paranormal" read more like sci-fi. But this is still a solid read for anyone interested in giving collections a try ?

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The best way to end a crappy day? Putting on a pair of cozy socks, opening some #bookmail, and curling up to the rain outside 😊 #botm

MrBook Indubitably! 4mo
Briary That is an excellent way to end a meh-day 👌 📚 4mo
erank58 @MrBook 😊👍 3mo
erank58 @Briary no better way!! 3mo
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My second month in a row that I failed in the "planning to skip" train of thought...got Miracle Creek, Lost and Wanted, AND Beyond the Point ? anyone else have a hard time picking this month?? #botm

TheLibrarian Yes!! And I‘m so far behind on reading my selections. 4mo
lele1432 Me! I'm thinking I may get Miracle Creek and Normal People. Then there are some enticing non-fiction chocies as well... 4mo
erank58 @TheLibrarian I usually keep up with BOTM pretty well, but now I really blew it with these three! Happy reading! 4mo
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erank58 @lele1432 I almost got the memoir because I had to read alot of David Carr's work in college as a journalism student--maybe I'll add it on at a later time :) 4mo
mrsthilkey I skipped. 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
erank58 @mrsthilkey sometimes it's good to skip--gives you more time to read things you're actually interested in! 4mo
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The Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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1. One if my faves 💜
2. I'm not organized at all, but do try to make my bed every day to make up for it!
3. 48, and its raining...which is perfect weather for me 🌧
4. I put maple syrup on ALL my breakfast items (hashbrowns, omelettes, bacon), and apparenlty that's weird!
5. Saying hi to all new #littens who wish to join the fun!
@howjessreads #friyayintro

Happy Friday!

CouronneDhiver Maple syrup is amazing! 🍁 4mo
BooknerdsLife Haha maple syrup is the Best! 😋😋 4mo
Mdargusch Ha! My MIL pours maple syrup all over everything on her plate and I had never heard of anyone else doing that. Until now. 😂 4mo
Elizabeth2 Maple syrup on bacon is so good! 🥓 4mo
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Ugh I HATE when I DNF a #botm pick, but I just couldn't focus on the story. I think the premise is interesting, but I couldn't connect to the writing style in any way. Maybe I'll give it another try later this year, but for now I need to move on to something else!

Purrfectpages Ugh. I just added this one to my pile bc it seemed interesting... 4mo
erank58 @Purrfectpages everyone else I know loved it--they said you need to give it some time for the story to get going. My main problem was the writing style, so I would still give it a try! 4mo
Purrfectpages @erank58 I just might...although my TBR pile definitely isn‘t hurting 😉 4mo
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One of my reading goals for this year is to actively read more culturally-influenced books as a way to diversify my #TBR. With the start of March, I'm looking for everyone's favorite Irish-inspired reads-- fiction, non-fiction, fantasy, historical, YA, or anything else you've enjoyed!

ManyWordsLater Any Colm Toibin or Maeve Binchy 4mo
tammysue Anything by Tana French, and I loved The Wonder.. was very thought provoking! 4mo
Dragon Almost anything by Marian Keyes 4mo
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Dragon For YA the Artemis Fowl series 4mo
Dragon And one of my favourite autobiographies ( Kleenex is required) 4mo
BookishClaire Promising Young Women by Caroline O‘Donoghue (edited) 4mo
BookishClaire Agree on Colm Toibin — have only read BROOKLYN but it was great! 4mo
MoniqueReads305 Is a nice historical fiction novel dealing with a group of Irish popple immigrating to the US on the Titanic. 4mo
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All I can say is...wow. While not entirely flawless, this is such an important book on so many different levels, sparking dialogue about gender, domestic violence, and mental health. The hype for this one is spot on! #botm

Jilly6183 I'm so behind on my #botm picks but this one is likely my next read 4mo
erank58 I hope you love it as much as I did! It's also fairly fast-paced. Enjoy!! 4mo
irre I just started this one. 4mo
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erank58 @irre let me know what you think! Hope you enjoy :) 4mo
irre Loved it!! All I wanted to do yesterday was read! 4mo
erank58 @irre That's wonderful to hear! The best books are the ones you can't put down! 4mo
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Plot twist...I went from skipping #botm to one #botm selection PLUS some Barnes & Noble #bookhaul picks...oops 🙀

Texreader Yay!!! I want that Setterfield book! But I‘ll wait for paperback. 5mo
erank58 I can't wait to start it!! Hopefully the paperback edition is released soon! 5mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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#Botm is up! Actually thinking about skipping this month since I just overhauled myself from the used book sale last week 🤣 but still excited to see what everyone else picks!

Cinfhen Check out the add ons!! They added 2 new categories with another 12 books!! 5mo
Branwen I wasn't too excited with the choices for this month but the selections in the YA section are awesome! Used two if them for my add ons! 😄 5mo
erank58 @Cinfhen good to know! Will def check them out!! 5mo
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erank58 @Branwen that's what I heard! I'm going to take a peak :) 5mo
Reviewsbylola I would be all over the Daisy Jones and Peter Swanson personally. And I‘m impressed with all of the add ons! 5mo
erank58 @Reviewsbylola the add-ons were incredible!! I totally wasn't expecting the amount they made available--hope they keep it up! 5mo
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Nothing like a good haul from a used book sale to brighten me up! Even though its been two months since my grandma passed, I still have been finding it hard to smile some days, let alone read or check Litsy. I didn't even feel like going tonight, but here I am so excited share my finds with everyone--here's to the power of books! 💙 #bookhaul

BookishMarginalia Great #BookStack! Big hug too — grief comes in waves and takes time to process 💜 5mo
Coffeedaily Glad you are here! Hope you find a bit more joy each day and have memories that are dear. 5mo
irre Some great ones! 💕💕 5mo
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C.Perone My condolences 🙏 5mo
TheNerdyProfessor I LOVED The Nix. Such an awesome read! Enjoy ♥️ 5mo
CouronneDhiver I can relate 😢 So sorry for your loss 5mo
LazyDays 💗💗🤗🤗 5mo
LazyDays Some great books here. 5mo
JennyM Thinking of you - come hang out with us when you can. And what a haul!!! 😘😘 5mo
tjwill 💕 5mo
erank58 @BookishMarginalia thank you, it means so much 💕 5mo
erank58 @Coffeedaily it gets better every day, slowly but surely 💙 5mo
erank58 @irre so excited to dive into them! 5mo
erank58 @C.Perone thank you 💙 5mo
erank58 @LazyDays can't wait to get into these! Heard great things about some. 5mo
erank58 @JennyM this means so much to me, thank you 💜 5mo
erank58 @tjwill 💙 5mo
erank58 @TheNerdyProfessor I've heard great things too! So excited I was able to find at a sale! 5mo
erank58 @CouronneDhiver thank you so much 💕 5mo
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Scooby-Doo! Encyclopedia | Benjamin Bird
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Happy Friday!

1. Scooby-Doo
2. Scooby
3. Scrappy
4. Scoobs
5. As you can tell, I'm not too up-to-snuff on my Disney IQ...but I'm a walking Mystery Inc encyclopedia 😭

#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🌙 ahah waiting to hear what you found!!! 5mo
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Happy Valentine's Day | Elizabeth Bennett
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Jingle Bell is here to wish all my Litsy friends a #HappyValentinesDay, and to remind everyone that no matter where you are in life--single, married, divorced, or somewhere in between--you are loved today, and always will be 💜 #dogsoflitsy

Chili What a beautiful floof!!😍💕 5mo
erank58 @Chili love her and my other one to death 💜 5mo
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The Hiding Place | C. J. Tudor
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Had really low expectations after her first one, which was such a snooze 😴. But this one is worth checking out! The writing was spectacular, and overall the book was everything I wanted #TheChalkMan to be. Minus some points for the too-obvious Stephen King tropes, some plot holes, and an ending that was totally bonkers--but overall, one of the better thrillers I've read recently! 4/5 🌟#TheTakingOfAnnieThorne

BibliOphelia Oh good! #TheChalkMan had promise, but it really didn‘t work for me either. Glad to know this is worth a peek! 5mo
erank58 @BibliOphelia yes! Give it a go, I hope you enjoy! 5mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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1. Just finished the tagged book and HATED it. So disappointed, but seems like everyone else loved it so don't let my opinion deter you from trying it!!!!
2. Sweet
3. Philomena & James, Theresa & Anthony
4. Free Willy
5. I wouldn't care, as long as long as there's good food 😋

Happy Friday!

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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#Botm is up! I'm trying to manage my #TBR #backlog and only got one, A Woman Is No Man. Was thinking about The Winter Sister and may add it next month after hearing what you all thought of it (I keep hearing mixed reviews and that it's good but nothing spectacular). What did everyone else get??

CatsCoffeeAndBooks I got a woman is no man, early riser, and the winter sister!! 6mo
erank58 @CatsCoffeeAndBooks nice!! Makes me wish I picked 3, too. Let me know what you think of The Winter Sister! 6mo
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Thanks @Texreader for the tag, this was so much fun!!! #20thingsaboutme

Texreader Love it! 6mo
darklydreaming #17 - I love this!! 6mo
AmandaLeigh15 #19 and #20 I feel that! Also #18 my mom is my rock too 💕 6mo
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erank58 @darklydreaming one of my best childhood memories 😁 6mo
erank58 @AmandaLeigh15 no one messes with Pizza Friday 😂 6mo
readordierachel I'm with you on No. 12! 6mo
erank58 @readordierachel I have a feeling alot of people are in the same boat! 6mo
charl08 Stupid question: what's proposal development? 6mo
erank58 @charl08 no such thing as a stupid question :) basically I work on the publications/materials my company uses when competing with other companies for new work/clients! Hope that makes more sense 😊 6mo
Erofan 👍😁 6mo
Purrfectpages Are you from NJ or just like to visit? 6mo
erank58 @Purrfectpages I'm from outside of Philly, we go down pretty frequently :) 6mo
Purrfectpages Oh cool! I‘m from NJ so I had to ask. (edited) 6mo
erank58 @Purrfectpages very cool! If you're ever down the shore let me know! I'll probably be reading 😂 6mo
Purrfectpages @erank58 same here! 😆 6mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Taking a break from reading to bundle up and watch the #eclipse. What a beautiful night--there's not a cloud in the sky, and despite the cold I've never felt such peace🌙 #superbloodwolfmoon

BillBlume Enjoyed this one last year as an audiobook. Hope you stay warm! 6mo
lahousewyfe Loved this! Finished it and ordered the sequel. 6mo
erank58 @BillBlume @lahousewyfe loving it so far!! 6mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Mehso-so

Even though not a full "pick," for me, I think most readers will LOVE this one. I personally am not a fan of books where you find out what's going on right at the get go (and the rest of the plot following as so). But wanted to give this a try to stretch my reading, and did end up liking it :) onto the next! #botm

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Joining in on the #WinterStormReadathon with the perfect pick...wouldn't want to be snowed in any other way! 🍷❄🌧 #botm @MrBook @BookBabe

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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About 100 pages into this one and liking the writing style, but it's just putting me to sleep 😴 hopefully it picks up a bit!

tessavi This has been on my TBR for a while but haven't started it yet. Let me know if it gets better! 6mo
readinginthedark Some classics are like this for me, and I kind of parcel them in between other reads. 6mo
erank58 @tessavi @readinginthedark I took a break from it but plan on revisiting in the near future. The writing is lovely, I think I just need to be in a different mindset to appreciate it! 6mo
Buechersuechtling To be honest, I read it years ago and afterwards I absolutely didn‘t understand why everybody is so excited about it. I do not recall the writing style but that I felt that too few was happening. 🤷🏽‍♀️ 6mo
erank58 @Buechersuechtling I actually thought about that too. It could be that this one is just not for me! 6mo
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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⭐⭐⭐⭐

What an utterly heartbreaking look at privilege and what it does to hinder progress--if this is what the book world looks like in 2019, bring it on!! #botm

Full review here:
https://theweekendlibrarian.wordpress.com/2019/01/07/the-far-field-by-madhuri-vi...

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Happy first #friyay of the year! @howjessreads

1. Write and review more, and get my blog to be actually readable 😂🙈
2. As long as there's wine I'm good 🍷
3. Raven
4. July
5. Happy birthday everyone!

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It's been a very emotional and un-festive few weeks for me since my grandmother's sudden decline this month and her ultimate passing on Christmas Eve. I wasn't able to finish any books and had zero interest in anything outside of work. With these EXCELLENT #botm selections, I think this is her way of telling me that it's ok to start reading, smiling, and kicking life in the butt again 😊👼

Megabooks I‘m so sorry for your loss! 7mo
eanderson So sorry for your loss! 7mo
llwheeler So sorry for your loss 7mo
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BridgetteM I‘m so sorry for your loss. 7mo
xicanti I'm so sorry about your grandmother. 7mo
tjwill So sorry for your loss. I hope you find a book you can enjoy. 7mo
Librarybelle So sorry for your loss 7mo
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss 7mo
8little_paws Also sorry to hear about grandmother. Agree the selections this month are 🔥 7mo
allthingskayla I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my grandfather this past March and it was the hardest thing ever. I hope you find something that you‘ll enjoy. 7mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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Absolutely in love with the #botm bookmark this month! #bookmail

SquidgetsRoom 100% 💖📚 8mo
Lovesbooks87 Love it! Can't wait to get mine! 8mo
TheNerdyProfessor I picked these same books! I can't wait to dive into them! 8mo
erank58 @SquidgetsRoom @Lovesbooks87 @TheNerdyProfessor such good selections this month! 7mo
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The Far Field | Madhuri Vijay
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#BOTM is up!! Some interesting choices--haven't heard of any, but thinking I'll go with The Far Field and possibly No Exit. What's everyone else picking??

Betty What are the selections??? 8mo
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TheBookStacker I got Severance, An Anonymous Girl, and No Exit (simply because @Liberty picked it) 8mo
BookwormAHN I'm thinking about getting An Anonymous Girl 😺 8mo
erank58 @Betty @TorieStorieS @TheBookStacker @BookwormAHN I ended up picking the 2 I mentioned earlier! 8mo
allthingskayla An Anonymous Girl and No Exit. 8mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Mehso-so

I overall enjoyed this one, but it wasn't my favorite of hers. As usual, Moriarity's writing is sharp and witty, and the characters were wonderfully developed. Sadly, the outlandish plot just didn't work for me--though I still had a lot of fun with this! #botm

Full review: https://theweekendlibrarian.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/nine-perfect-strangers-by-l...

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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It's (almost) that time of year! Yes, the Dickens Village is up before the tree...nerd alert 😁

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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According to Goodreads, I'm only 24% through...and I've already been destroyed 😥😥 #botm #nowords

Victoriahoperose Just finished. So good. 8mo
erank58 @Victoriahoperose absolutely loving it! 8mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Starting this one tonight---my oh my is it MASSIVE 😥 not lying when I say I'm a tad intimidated, but it seems like a fitting time of the year to pick it up! Hoping it pulls me in quickly👍#constantreader

abbielistenstobooks SO BIG. I had a hard time finishing, but I did! 8mo
BookNerd9906 So good! I loved this book. 8mo
abbielistenstobooks Good! I looked the first half best, I think. 8mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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THIS IS NOT A DRILL!!!! Been waiting for this moment since The Night Circus came out during my senior year of high school 😂 To this day, it's still one of my favorite books of all time. Any other #littens just as excited as me?? Looks like we have about a year til publication!

wen4blu OMG!!!! 8mo
EH2018 Awesome!!! 8mo
Dragon 👍🎉 8mo
BookwormM Amazing 💕💕 8mo
Craftylikefox I am so excited she says on her blog it is out on Nov. 5 th 2019!! 8mo
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The Blue Girl | Charles de Lint
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Words of wisdom for all readers, young and old ❤ #charlesdelint

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Mehso-so

Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors, but I have to admit that this one frustrated me. I couldn't tell who exactly the story was supposed to be about. There were soo many plotlines/"mysteries"/backstories that seemed underdeveloped, scattered, and unfocused, and we don't really see alot of character growth. Seems like lots of other readers loved this, though, which is great! Hopefully I'll enjoy her next book! #botm

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In anticipation of receiving my November #botm box, I'd like to take a moment and acknowledge all the books this past year that I only picked to "throw away my credit," but ultimately became all-time favorites! Have you ever read a book outside of your "comfort zone," only to discover something new and beautiful about the world or yourself? ?

BekahB Ooohhh, The Blinds has been on my “possible add-on” list. Maybe I‘ll include it in my order next month. 9mo
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Happy #Halloween to all my fellow #littens! 👻🧙‍♀️

#feelingwitchy

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Pickpick

Full of monsters and girl power, this was such a delightful read! Great #halloween pick if you're not a fan of the spooky stuff!

Also, had no clue there was a sequel until just now--guess I have another TBR addition!

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Some rainy-morning Saturday reading before company calls for the weekend. Absolutely loving this #worldfantasyawards nominee--the cover isn't too shabby, either!!