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haileybean

haileybean

Joined May 2016

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1.) whim and “oh yeah, I forgot about you.”
2.) I don‘t take public transportation - but I do listen to audiobooks when I walk
3.) life 🤷‍♀️
4.) coffee/tea and I don‘t usually eat while I read.
5.) @AprilMae @Eggs
#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in-great responses 🤗 1mo
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Currently reading: I‘m loving how this book is written. Cross your fingers this doesn‘t end up in the stack of started but not finished

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Llama Destroys the World | Jonathan Stutzman
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Read this with my little reader this morning and it was well-received by both of us! He loved its silliness and it was easy for us to take turns reading out loud. Definite pick :) #kidlitsy #picturebook #kidsread

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Current listen - it‘s been a year and I need funny 🤣

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I haven‘t finished a book since August. 😔 This one is going to make me cry, I just know it.

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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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1.) wouldn‘t say enjoyed it so much as watched recently 🤣
2.) moose tracks? I think?
3.)sort of. I just picked up a cozy mystery: Midsummer Night‘s Mischief
4.) too many lately
5.) worst: kidneys relapsed / best: I‘m looking forward to the weekend 😉
#humpdaypost

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Go Home! | Rowan Hisayo Buchanan
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I haven‘t finished a book since August 🤷‍♀️ so here‘s hoping this helps me out of my slump

RaimeyGallant Yea for you! 9mo
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Hotel | Arthur Hailey
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H - Harry Potter & the Half Blood Prince
A - Antigone
I - I Hate Fairyland
L - Lilac Girls
E - Ecstasy
Y - You Don‘t Have to Like Me

Thank you @LibrarianRyan this was fun!

LibrarianRyan 😁🤓👍🏻 10mo
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I remember wanting to read this when I was younger and I have no idea why I didn‘t. It was available on audio from my library, and I have about an hour and a half left. I almost DNF‘d it and I‘m glad I haven‘t

Suet624 Wow! Tantoo Cardinal. I haven‘t thought of her in ages. 13mo
haileybean I have got a half hour of the audiobook left and I don‘t want her to stop reading to me 13mo
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When you go to NY with a strict rule of: only buy books from indie pressed based in NY and forget that the friend you‘re visiting is also a book lover and will take you to these beautiful indie book stores. Ooooops

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The Gloaming | Kirsty Logan
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This book was supposed to take much longer to get here and I thought I wouldn‘t get it before my trip. 😍 it‘s so beautiful! It‘s a naked hardback and I just want to keep petting it.

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HHhH | Laurent Binet
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Heydrich is not a paper monster. This book sneaks up on me with lines like this and other thought provoking statements. (also some terrifyingly similar statements that sound like he‘s quoting Trump instead of Hitler.)

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HHhH | Laurent Binet
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🤔

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French Milk | Lucy Knisley
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Mehso-so

This was ok. I was expecting more substance to it though. 🤷‍♀️ I liked it for what it was, but it left me wanting more of her thoughts. The little bit at the end just wasn‘t enough for me.

Reviewsbylola I wasn‘t too impressed with this one either. 14mo
haileybean @Reviewsbylola have you read any of her other graphic memoirs? I have Age of License too but I‘m hesitant to read it 14mo
Reviewsbylola I have not but I‘ll be curious to see what you think of that one! 14mo
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The Last Black Unicorn | Tiffany Haddish
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I am in complete awe of this woman‘s positivity. Things you should know: this woman is a comedian. It‘s not literary gold, but definitely worth the read! Also: if you cannot handle a lot of cussing, maybe don‘t read this. I‘d like to thank the lovely @britt_brooke for sending me this. I‘d love to pay it forward and send it to someone also! In the first comment I‘ll have what I‘m looking for :)

haileybean 1.) you should probably have an audible account. 2.) I‘m sort of cheap, and also don‘t want you to have to pay for the book either with this give away, so for you it has to be the first book to be sent to you. 3.) you have to be comfortable sharing your email address with me. To win: I‘d like a picture of your fav animal or fav bookish meme with the hashtag: #blackunicorngiveaway (edited) 14mo
haileybean Forgot to add I‘ll pick the winner on Friday May 11 to give you time 🤓 14mo
britt_brooke Happy you enjoyed! So nice of you to pay it forward. 🤗 14mo
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Hailey needs a hug.
I‘ve been stewing on this book for about an hour, and I‘m still thinking about how beautiful her prose is in juxtaposition with how horrible the events of the book are. This novel is stunning and heartbreaking, and elicited a HUGE emotional response from me which isn‘t hard, but it didn‘t feel like that was the cheap purpose.

Heideschrampf HUG! 🙆‍♀️ 1y
haileybean Thank you! @Heideschrampf 🙆‍♀️ 14mo
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This book is going to destroy me. For a short(ish) book it‘s taking me a while to read because I have to stop and take it in. The writing though, it‘s so beautiful and darkly funny.

Cinfhen 😥😥😥 1y
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#shelfie sort of 😂 I came home from work the other day to books on my floor and I was so confused. That wasn‘t where I left them! I need to go through and get rid of some that were just meh, or be honest and get rid of what I‘m never going to read. 🤷‍♀️ ooooops. Book tagged is current read.

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Maybe shouldn‘t have read this right after my grandpa‘s funeral, but at the same time it seemed perfect. It was a beautiful read. I haven‘t read any of his other books, but if they‘re written like this I‘m going to enjoy them too.

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Don‘t let people remove you from your own story. Be ruthless, even if it is your own mother. - When I Hit You, Meena Kandasamy

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Swallowing Mercury | Wioletta Greg, Eliza Marciniak
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When you say to yourself “I want to read harder books and more novels in translation,” and you place a book depository order and it all comes at once even though it was 3 separate orders. Ever so grateful my mailman is a nice guy 😂 #bookhaul

emilyhaldi 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 1y
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This was a cute fluffy brain scrub of a graphic novel. I read it after finishing The Dinner by Herman Koch and I needed it. 😂 I‘m probably going to give it to my niece because it definitely seems more her age and something she‘d also really enjoy.

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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So, I‘m not sure how I feel about this book. Which is why I‘m making this a blurb instead of a review because I want to sit on it a bit more. While I indeed liked the writing and it was definitely tense: I‘m not sure about the characters and their actions. I‘m going back and forth between being horrified and also questioning what I would do. This talks about some gruesome things and touched on mental illness. Also: really unlikeable characters. 🤔

haileybean Addition: I‘m not sure if I would have been trying to read a physical copy instead of audio if I would have finished it because of some of the more horrifying aspects. I listened at work which is what took me so long to finish and also - because of some icky stuff that happened in our community I just couldn‘t with the book. Definitely discussion worthy. Not sure who I‘d recommend this book to. 1y
MrsMalaprop I read this book a few years ago. I recall thinking it was unique, horrible and clever. We did it for Book Club; there‘s certainly plenty to discuss 😳😬😲. 1y
emilyhaldi I love that description @MrsMalaprop - unique, horrible, clever. I would say the same. I can see this book being hard to get through if read during the wrong time 🙃 1y
haileybean I started it at an ok time, but then 3/4 of the way through my small, nothing happens here, town had a horrible crime happen which made it super hard to finish @emilyhaldi 1y
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Sex Object: A Memoir | Jessica Valenti
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To say I enjoyed reading this book would be inaccurate. I felt heard, I felt understood, I felt uncomfortable, and I felt angry. Not with her or her stories, but the fact that these are stories that SHOULDN‘T have happened. I shouldn‘t feel so relieved that I can empathize giving my phone number because it was safer than the alternative. 5 Stars.

Kalalalatja Great review! 1y
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COCOONS.

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I needed a break from some of the heavier books I‘ve been reading or listening to, and this book guys... I‘m dying from laughing.

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Sex Object: A Memoir | Jessica Valenti
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Taking a small break at work to read a bit for #mounttbrreadathon

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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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There is still 5hrs left in this audiobook; just how much worse can this get?? What those boys did... horrifying, and I feel like I don‘t even know it all... but seriously...? How. Much. Worse.

SALeahey Right? I was so excited to read this and even bought two more of the author's books because of a sale! I really don't know if I'm willing to give him another chance. 1y
haileybean @SALeahey I‘m not sure if “enjoying” is the right word because I‘m still just appalled at what the boys did (of what I know), but it‘s like... well, what else is going to happen; their situation is going to get worse. I‘m definitely intrigued! (edited) 1y
CouronneDhiver If you need to like the characters to enjoy a book, this isn‘t going to be for you. I don‘t mind a cast of unlikable folks and had fun with this audiobook. 1y
Bookgirl I could not finish this and I‘m the type that usually forces myself to finish what I started, regardless of enjoying it 😂 1y
haileybean @CouronneDhiver I thought I needed likable characters but this book is proving me wrong! 1y
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Security: A Novel | Gina Wohlsdorf
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1.) Security by Gina Wohlsdorf - I work in a hotel. It takes place in a hotel. 😬
2.) Gingerdread Man 2 - just don‘t.
3.) I work in a hotel that I‘m fairly positive is haunted. Lots of spooky crap happens there
@AprilMaesBookHabit

Tagged creator and who I stole from :) #tuesdaytidbits

JenlovesJT47 Have you seen season five of American Horror Story? Makes me never want to go to a hotel again! 😱 1y
AshleyHoss820 These are awesome! I used to work the night shift at a hotel! It had a hallway that I always assumed Jason would be standing at the end...😂😂😂 1y
haileybean I work overnight @AshleyHoss820 and every time I do my hallway checks I‘m positive I‘m going to see those two girls from the Shining. 😬😬 and no, I haven‘t seen any of American Horror Story @JenlovesJT47 but I want to! Maybe I‘ll stay away from season 5 though lol 1y
AshleyHoss820 @haileybean Yes!! It‘s a very real feeling! People don‘t get it until they‘ve been alone in a hotel at night! 😊 1y
AprilMae Ugh, hotel at night. All I know is there is a huge guy ( taller than me) at the end of the first floor hallway around 3am... All....the....time. @haileybean Pegster never believed me.... 1y
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The Dinner | Herman Koch
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I realize this book has very mixed reviews + I‘m only about an hour in to the audiobook, but I am really enjoying it so far.

Jess7 I liked it. The characters are complex and terrible. I‘m in the minority though. 1y
haileybean @Jess7 I don‘t know if it‘s the narrator of the audiobook that makes me want to keep listening, but I‘m really enjoying it. I haven‘t even reached 50% though. I think I still have 7 hours to go in a 9 hour audiobook. Which seems silly, because I‘ve seen this book in stores and it‘s quite thin. 1y
Jess7 I switched between audio and ebook when I read this one. I liked the complexity of the characters, and the situation they face. To me one the reason they are all meeting is revealed made the book worth it but some people didn‘t like how it took to get there or how flawed/ruthless the characters are. If you‘re enjoying from the start that is a good sign 1y
Jess7 It‘s definitely a discussion worthy book 1y
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Wildwood | Colin Meloy
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Just started this one today. And by just started I mean I‘m 6 pages in and the main character, Prue, is a sarcastic beast and I love her. Please don‘t change 500+ pages later. Also, I love The Decemberists and I‘ve had this on my shelf, for a long time, and never connected it was THAT COLIN MELOY. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️😂

vivastory I love The Decemberists. I'm seeing them the end of May! 1y
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1.) 😒🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️☺️
2.) the only one I can think of off the top of my head is Star from White Oleander
3.) Over
4.) I‘ll be a bridesmaid for the first time this June.
5.) @AprilMaesBookHabit if you feel up to it you‘ve been tagged!

Stolen from @RebelReader

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Green Tea | Sheridan Le Fanu
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Wtf did I just read.... 😬 it started out good(ish) and then there was a monkey who may or may not have been the devil...?

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Green Tea | Sheridan Le Fanu
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Not necessarily 20 years, but I definitely go down rabbit holes of needing to know more about certain niche topics. Currently? Mob/Mafia/Organized crime in a time period of 1940s-1960s surrounding the immigrant experience during that time and comparing it to what is considered to be the “American Dream.” I have problems 🤦‍♀️😂 lol

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This was a wonderful audiobook. It was an easy quick listen that also had some thought provoking moments. Definitely dated to the G.W. Bush/Al Gore election to just after 9/11. I‘d be curious to have an updated essay on her idea of patriotism in this political climate.

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Pay It Forward (Reissue) | Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Thank you @CoffeeCatsBooks for being so thoughtful for a giveaway and congratulations on 15k! 😁 I hope when I get there I can do something as generous as this too! So, here‘s a picture of a smiling alpaca :) #payitforward

CoffeeCatsBooks This picture just made me laugh out loud! 😂💕 1y
Jess7 Awww 1y
haileybean It makes me laugh every time I see it. I can‘t help but go “awwww” 1y
BookBabe Omg, this is the cutest thing ever!!! 😍😍😍 1y
kamoorephoto 💓💓💓💓💓 1y
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1.) tagged book - listening on audible now so I can watch the movie lol
2.) A lot them...? But like @AprilMaesBookHabit said, I know we both read Sloppy Firsts because the cover was brightly colored and caught our eye. 😂
3.) Grace Helbig at her signing for Grace‘s Guide. Would like to go to more signings!
4.) 🤷‍♀️ I‘d like to try my hand at making butterbeer

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Mehso-so

The things I liked: hearing about the different countries and cultures. Her talking about what it‘s like to work in a rather male dominated profession. I didn‘t like that I felt like the reader is kept at an arm‘s length away. You get to say “how cool is it that you did that thing in Afghanistan,” but it‘s just answered with “well, whatever.” I feel weird rating a memoir 3 Stars, but I feel like parts could have been paced better

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1.) knitting/crochet, at work, cleaning
2.) I had an audible subscription but I wasn‘t listening to them as quickly and cancelled. Now I mostly use the library through Libby
3.) Sped up to 1.25 speed
4.)I like when the author narrates their own books - Neil Gaiman
5.) Trevor Noah‘s Born a Crime
#audiobookinquiry @Chelleo @Penny_LiteraryHoarders

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💜

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💜

Jess7 💙 #BeKind | Join the #BekindMovement 💙 1y
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Sprout might be my new literary heroine. This book though. 😢

ReadingOver50 Looks amazing 😄 1y
haileybean @ReadingOver50 I thought it would be a quick read, but I had to put it down a couple times because it gut punched me right in the feelings. That made it such a great book in my opinion. I don‘t get attacked by feelings often with books so I like when it happens. 😁 1y
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1.) any of the I Hate Fairyland graphic novels. I don‘t know why Gert‘s drinking makes me giggle but it does.
2.) I like a sweet white wine or hard cider
3.) pop-punk bands from the 00‘s NO SHAME 😂
4.) Shopping cart

I know it‘s not Friday anymore but looked like fun #FridayFrigesDay — tagged creator and who I took it from :)

SpeculativeFemale Mmm, you reminded me, I haven't had hard cider in a while! 1y
haileybean Me either! But I just got off work and it sounds delicious 😂 1y
kylienoele Oooo which pop-punk bands?? 1y
haileybean Good Charlotte, Sum 41, Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco... I‘m sure there are more @kylienoele 😁 1y
kylienoele I love all of those!! 1y
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“Did we just assume they were miserable because our lives were so different?”

Regarding her assignment in Afghanistan after 9/11 - her thoughts on the women in the country.

Suet624 Great question. 1y
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I‘m about an hour in and so hooked. For a random “well, this is available!” pick from Libby, it was such a good choice.

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Diviners | Libba Bray
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Thank you audiobooks for helping me break an hour. #24in48

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Finally got started on the #24in48 and already have to take a break. Child demands a snack. 😒 l

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I love Kurt Vonnegut. I‘ve only finished two of his novels. Part of me wants to read the collective works in order of being published. I realize that‘s crazy. I‘ve been in a HORRIBLE reading slump, and I got this book for my birthday. I‘ve finished one of the speeches and now I don‘t want to do my job. I just want to read. 😂

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It‘s been so long since I‘ve read these and I want to read the next series. Audio FTW. Libby FTW.

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Bookshelf | Lydia Pyne
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I don‘t think I‘ll finish the book I‘m reading before the new year. I‘m pretty pleased with how my reading went with this year. ☺️

Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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