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iread2much

Joined May 2016

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Books are my past, future, and present. Health Science Librarian and dog mom. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/10767487-rk-stark
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Beasts of Burden Volume 2: Neighborhood Watch | Mike Mignola, Evan Dorkin, Sarah Dyer
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Mehso-so

This collection was not as good as the first collection, but it has some good story lines. Still shows how awful humans are, but less focused on the abuse that the human deal to the animals and more on the general evil of humanity. Some set ups for future plots and answering some previous plots. GREAT art! Enjoy this if you like spooky stories and light horror. Avoid if animal abuse if a trigger

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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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I loved this audio book so much! I‘m not generally a fan of Sanderson, but this book was SO well written! It avoided a lot of the tropes and plots holes of teen fiction, had great character development, an interesting and flushed out story, and it did NOT end on a cliffhanger! The reader was great, the MC , call sign Spin, was a great character who was a strong independent woman who learned key life lessons with humor if not grace. 5/5 stars

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The Fate of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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This book needed a lot of work, there where many random plot points, a lot of things where not ever explained and a lot of stuff should have been more explored. I did not hate the ending, but it was kind of random. I think the author took that old advice to just write anything to keep the story flowing a bit too far. Review continued in comments, spoilers! Overall, 2/5 stars, read if you want to finish the series, but be prepared for randomness.

iread2much Ok, so I have to say VAMPIRE children? seriously? And it just use them as a freaking distraction? There was NO point in having that so called “army”, it literally did nothing for the plot and I have no idea why it got by the editor. 1w
iread2much Also, I‘m a Trekkie, I love time stuff, and I loved the use of time in a lot of the book, but the author does NOT ever explain why THAT particular woman was able to make such a HUGE change in the time line. What was so special about Katie that she made such a huge difference? That is NOT well explained 1w
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Ugh. This became a slog through irritating flashbacks and random plot twists. Parts of it where really good and well written but parts of it are just a big What? The flashbacks are also very much a scary near future, which I did NOT appreciate having sprung on me. Also; I really didn‘t care for William Tear, who seems like a creepy cult leader and history shows that cult leaders are bad news for women 2.5/5 stars

Hazel0303 I totally agree. It was such a strange book and so much of it came out of left field for me. I LOVED this series so much, was so excited when this came out and then was highly confused for a lot of it. It felt like there should have been a book in between?? I‘ve read that she is working on follow up books? 3w
Hazel0303 But there is no timeline as to when they will come. Sounds weird to me, but I‘d really like to have another crack at it. 3w
Hazel0303 Okay, sorry. I just realized my comment was geared toward the third book, which I thought this was. I remember really liking the second book, but it‘s been a long time. Sorry, for this very weird thread! 3w
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iread2much @Hazel0303 her writing is really good and it‘s an interesting series, but some of it was soooo random. It‘s like she did that old writing exercise where you just add anything to keep writing and then didn‘t take those bits out 3w
iread2much @Hazel0303 no worries, I thought you meant the third one, I responded in time. My review is that is upcoming 😉 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Cute 🐶🐾 2w
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This is a fun Indiana Jones meets Hitchhikers with a pretty awesome female MC and her cool best friend side kick. I loved the questions of self awareness and the question of fate vs free will. This is a fun and interesting read, I highly recommend it if you enjoy philosophical reads but enjoy adventure and kick ass women characters. 4/5 stars

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The Book of Hidden Things | Francesco Dimitri
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I tired to read this, but I just couldn‘t. Way too sexist.

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Closer to Home | Mercedes Lackey
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I can read again! Yay! I am so thankful that my surgery went well and I apologize for all the unanswered #litsylove mail. I will get through it soon!
This book reimagines a more realistic version of Romeo and Juliet, which is sad and dark, but luckily not as tragic all around. The first part of the book is boring, builds on a previous series, but once that‘s done, it‘s a great read! Spies, feuds, hidden agendas, this has it all

JoyBlue So glad your surgery went well! 😍 2mo
bookishbitch Glad to hear you are better! 2mo
iread2much @JoyBlue thanks! 2mo
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iread2much @bookishbitch thank you! 2mo
UwannaPublishme Happy to hear you‘re doing well. Keep feeling better! ❤️ 2mo
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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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My audio book adventures continue. I enjoyed this book, and enjoyed the dramatization of the novel. I‘ve tried to read it several times but could never get through it, but finally completed it! And I can totally see how Clueless is a modern version now. I recommend the audible version for others like me who couldn‘t get into the written book.

UwannaPublishme How was Emma Thompson‘s narration? I love her! 2mo
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This was my first Agatha Christie novel and I was not disappointed. The writing is very well structured and easy to read and the characters, while slightly racist in descriptions sometimes, are really well written. 3.5/5 I‘m so glad I read it, I can see why she‘s the queen of mystery.

robinb I read my first Christie recently and loved it! Not sure what took me so long! 🤣🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
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From Unseen Fire | Cass Morris
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While obviously a first novel, this is the book #GRRM should read! It shows historical “realities” without glorifying rape and torture. Finally, a book about men and women in power, their political intrigue, and the consequences of personal vendettas on a nation where women can and will use their limited power for themselves and their families. 4/5 stars, read if you like #GoT, but demand less rape. Set in Ancient Rome with gods granted magic.

Leftcoastzen Awww 🥰 so beautiful! 🐶 3mo
iread2much Also like stupid GRRM, the author leaves off on a cliff hanger and hasn‘t even started on the second book. 😡 but it ends well, even if the shifting narratives where very irritating and I really wanted to focus on Latona, it is a great real politic novel; set in a well imagined world, with limited magic that doesn‘t make everything easier. 3mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen thank you! 3mo
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Leftcoastzen Sounds like an interesting read. 3mo
iread2much And this book is all about women using their power and trying to navigate the gifts from the gods. The main character is constantly told to control her power, is feared for her power, abused for her power, and must decide how and if to use it. So amazing it‘ll find that story finally written. I wish this book got as much coverage as GoT 3mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen it was! The first few chapters are a slog, but they get better as the book progresses. I really enjoyed it and I hope to see what you think if you read it 😄 3mo
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Since my surgery makes it really hard for me to read and view screens, I‘ve been enjoying audiobooks. This is a great series and this last book was really well done, the performance was excellent and the story is both endearing, uplifting, and satisfying. Threadbare is a wise bear and with his friends and family at his side, he will defeat the mad king, return the kingdom to its rightful state, and banish the Daemons. 4.5/5 stars

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The Black Mage | Daniel Barnes
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This is a GN that doesn‘t believe in subtlety, which doesn‘t subtract from the story (black male admitted to all white magic school, must fight evil white head masters and students) but does make me think it would be better for younger audiences and read before a good history lesson on racism in America. I enjoyed the art and the pacing, but am not tempted to read the rest of the series. A good antidote to Harry Potter.

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The Thief | Megan Whalen Turner
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This is a fun, and twisty but not in a gross way, exciting tale of deception and myth. Great hints of Greek and Roman history and mythology, a complicated political situation, and great character development. 4/5 stars! A thief is taken from prison to steal a mythical gods given stone to cement a marriage for a king and a queen. Betrayal, hidden identities, and the intervention of the gods lead to unexpected story

Ericalambbrown Sounds fun! 3mo
Dragon I love this series 💕 3mo
iread2much @Ericalambbrown it really was! I am exited to read the next book once I can see again 3mo
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iread2much @Dragon it‘s so good! I can see why you love it 3mo
Dragon 👍 love Gen 💕 3mo
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This is a well written and entertaining look at death, written by a mortician and based on questions children have asked her. It‘s fun to read about the small details one doesn‘t always think about and the answer is that your cat would prefer your lips and/or fingers and toes. 3.5/5 a fun read, written in vignettes and not something I recommend reading while eating

Jee_HookedOnBookz You got the ARC? Lucky you! ❤️ ❤️ 3mo
iread2much @Jee_HookedOnBookz thanks so much! It‘s fun being a librarian sometimes 😊 I rarely get these, so it makes it a bit more special 3mo
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Such a fun and engaging story! The characters are so well done and the author is hilarious. Wonderful voice reading, and so good that I‘ve bought the kindle versions and the audio versions! An adorable teddy bear just wants to save his friends from a (possibly mad) king and some demons and enjoys various adventures with class MMOG and RPG roles, puns and world building. 5/5 stars

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This is beautifully illustrated and has good background information that answers questions that the first collection left open. It doesn‘t pull on my emotional heart strings as much as the first one, but in a way that‘s good. I don‘t like crying much. I think it‘s a bit more filler foe the series than stand alone, but definitely worth the read. 3.5/5 stars, read if you enjoy animal heroes and light horror. Note: NO graphic pet deaths.

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A relaxing day (finally!) and I get to spend some time reading. This book has a lot of fun facts and good humor. I‘m glad I got a copy 😄

Leftcoastzen 😂😻 4mo
Leftcoastzen We used to have a pointer that would do that between coffee table and sofa,I‘d crawl over the end to not disturb him.😂 4mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen he‘s my first dog to do that, so I can‘t help but think it‘s super super cute each time I see it 😅 4mo
Dragon 😻 4mo
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The Tea Dragon Festival | Katie O'Neill
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This prequel was written for an older child audience, which I quite like, and maintains the adorable art and light life lessons. I am sad there wasn‘t as much concentration on the tea dragons, but meeting a humanoid dragon was a fun alternative. I don‘t love this book as much as I loves the first one, but I did enjoy it more as a graphic novel. 3/5 stars

GondorGirl I'm looking forward to this one! 4mo
iread2much @GondorGirl it‘s a fun read. I‘m glad I got it for free, I‘m not sure I would purchase it new, but would totally buy it used. It‘s more like like a graphic novel, which I liked a lot (edited) 4mo
catiewithac Doga stretch! 3mo
iread2much @catiewithac 😄 and a beg to play 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Publishers at ALA Annual, 1 of the biggest Library conferences in the 🌎, love to give out ARC. As a #medlib I don‘t normally go; but this year I presented, and I had to show how good I was about not taking a ton of the free books. I got some books 4 me, some 4 work, and some 4 the kids in my life. Husband was actually cool w/ me filling our bags w/ books 😄 sorry #litsylove members 4 slow responses, but home now and will write back

LeahBergen Nice haul! 4mo
iread2much @LeahBergen thanks so much! 4mo
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The narration of this book is fantastic! I love the MC, Threadbare, who is an animated toy Golem, given a soul on accident. He‘s sweet, innocent, and just wants to be with his family. The story is really fun, some great puns, a fun RPG concept, and unique world building. I highly recommend. 4/5 stars, read if you enjoy humorous fantasy and the Toy Story movies

Butterflyamore Hi! I am really interested in this book! Goodreads warns about violent content, which I am guessing is to make sure people understand that it is not a children‘s book but I do want to inquire further about that. Mild violence is okay for me. It‘s not terribly gory, is it? 4mo
iread2much @Butterflyamore I didn‘t find it particularly violent, if you are ok with the Harry Potter books, i think this should be fine. 😄 4mo
Butterflyamore @iread2much I‘ve never read Harry Potter but I‘m guessing that‘s pretty mild so I think this will work for me. Thanks! 4mo
iread2much @Butterflyamore I‘m glad to be helpful! They do get much more violent in the later books, but the first one is mild. 4mo
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The Darkening Age | Catherine Nixey
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Offers some interesting history, but meander & author put in a lot of descriptive extra that I don‘t like. The “triumph” of the new and radically intolerant religion and the joyfully savaging of those who are different from themselves is well documented. As is their perverse satisfaction in their own self harm and the systematic destruction of ppl, art, & knowledge. A terrifying reflection on what is currently happening in the world 3/5 stars

Leftcoastzen 🐶❤️ 4mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen 😄👍🏽🥰 4mo
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I bought this audiobook and I‘m in love. The story is interesting, the narrator is hilarious and Threadbare is a great character. I can‘t wait to finish listening!

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I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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This is a sweet and fun read, although it is mostly focused on Kimi and her search for happiness/a career and NOT on her relationship with her Japanese grandparents like the review said. Besides some major plot issues (not everyone in Japan speaks English and how could a CA native not know about fashion industry as a viable career?) its a fun read and makes me want to go back to Kyoto. 3.5/5 read if you like rom-coms that aren‘t ridiculous

Leftcoastzen ❤️your pooch ,as always !🐶 4mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen thank you so much! 4mo
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I Love You So Mochi | Sarah Kuhn
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When I read this book it is both painful and delightful. I have struggled for years to accept that my Obaasan will never be an Obaasan like Kimi‘s Obaasan, and that I need to love her and be thankful for the love she can give. I read this and it delights me because it reminds me of Japan and my time there, but it makes me hurt and that‘s ok because it will also make me grow

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I really enjoyed this book, it kept me interested and the characters, while not my favorite people, where well written and believable. I liked the world building and I‘m excited to read more, but not in an all out rush.

Leftcoastzen I want to hug your dog! 4mo
Soubhiville I love these books! 4mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen she would love to meet you, she loves meeting new people 😄 4mo
iread2much @Soubhiville im glad I finally got to read it! My husband also loves that series 4mo
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Thank you so much @JenlovesJT47 for the wonderful package! You are so kind and generous and I really appreciate it! And the Akita coloring book is AMAZING thank you so much! And thank you @PagesByTheWater for organizing the #graphicnovelsandmangaswap

JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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I thought this would be funnier than it was. It was ok, not great. I always thought the goosebumps book with the gnomes looked super scary so I thought this would be fun to read. Not so much. I think the concept is great, but poorly executed

DGRachel What a beautiful pupper! 5mo
iread2much @DGRachel thank you! 😊 5mo
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I enjoyed this audiobook. It had some problems, particularly with some of the Asian characters, but it was a fun book to listen too and had an interesting world. In a world where super humans have been around for the last 50 years or so, the US government has outsourced protection to super hero corporations. Andrea applies to work for one and much humor ensues and she learns her new job and her company prepares for an alien invasion

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Terrier | Tamora Pierce
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This is one of my favorite series. I listen to the audio books and I love it each time. Bekka is one of my favorite characters. She‘s smart, tough, while she knows the world is bad, she still tries to be good and do good. No one I‘ve read can write strong, kick ass women like Tamora Pierce. And her animal side kicks are awesome too.

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Thanks @SamHeartCoffee for the tag! 1. Cheese, although I can‘t eat too much of it, so I try to stick to pistachios 2. Jewelry, I love jewelry, fine jewelry, although I don‘t wear a lot of gold. 3. Star Trek TNG and DS9, 4. P&P or John Wick depending on my mood 5. Purple 6. Tea 7. going to the beach with my dogs 8. @bookishbibliophile @ScientistSam

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Ghost Layer | Robin D Owens
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This is between a so-so and a pan for me. I did finish it, but skipped over huge chunks of it. The sexism really bothered me. The writing is easy to read and I appreciate that the author is writing a world of Gifts where there are no rules; at least that the MC can find. Clare can see and help ghosts move on, but only for a certain time period. She‘s hired to lay a ghost who ends up being a murder victim with ties to the present.

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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This is a short and sweet book, but the ending was very frustrating. I felt like a lot of space and time where wasted on the Simon Snow stuff when I really want to get more about Cath. I think the author started some good story lines and then just lost them. I would feel better about this book of there was a second one out and it flushed out the story. 2/5

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From Unseen Fire | Cass Morris
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OMG thank you so much @Avanders I‘m so excited for this book, my cool new cards and my reading log. Thanks for the selection of teas (perfect for work!) and my yummy chocolate! I HAVE to know, where did you get the Lisa Frank stickers??

Avanders Yay!! 🥰♥️😍 you‘re welcome! As for the stickers... 😬 I don‘t remember! Walmart? Target? Amazon? Hobby Lobby? Those are the 4 most likely sources. 😁🤷🏽‍♀️😁 6mo
iread2much @Avanders thanks! I have this thing with one of my research partners and at every conference we wear Lisa Frank stickers on our badges, so I‘m always looking for a new source 😄 6mo
Leftcoastzen Beautiful dog! 6mo
iread2much @Leftcoastzen thank you! 6mo
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Storm Warning | Mercedes Lackey
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After traumatic events, I just need to read a story with characters who do good and are good even when bad things happen. This is a good series for that. My poor baby was attacked by off leash dogs last night. After spending half the night at the emergency vet, I am thankful his eye was not severely damaged and that everything else will heal. I don‘t even have the energy to be angry at the asshole with offleash dogs right now

whatsthEStorey Oh my gosh! Thank goodness he‘ll be okay!! What a scare for you both. 7mo
Mariposa_Bookworm I‘m so glad your baby is ok. Sending love and healing thoughts your way. 7mo
emtobiasz Poor pup. ❤️ to you both 7mo
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bookishbitch So very sorry to hear. Off leash dogs are the worst. People always think they have them under control and 95% of the time they don't. Glad your baby will be ok. 7mo
RvnclawWhovian Oh no! I‘m so sorry, glad to hear your pup is okay. I know how maddening it is, my girl was attacked while on a walk by an off leash dog too 7mo
TheLibrarian I‘m so sorry but I‘m glad your cute pooch will eventually be ok. ❤️❤️❤️ Also, people are aholes. 7mo
umbrellagirl That‘s awful. It sounds you both need some hugs. Hope he is ok. 7mo
SamanthaMarie Oh my gosh Rachel!!! I'm so sorry. That is absolutely terrifying. I am angry at that ahole on your behalf 😑😑 I hope you can get all the cuddles in with him ♡♡♡ 7mo
ferskner What a cutie! I'm so glad he's okay. 7mo
ReadingOver50 He‘s adorable 7mo
iread2much @whatsthEStorey it was. I was terrified for him. 7mo
iread2much @Mariposa_Bookworm thank you 🙏🏼 7mo
iread2much @emtobiasz thank you 😊 7mo
iread2much @bookishbitch exactly! It‘s so frustrating. We have leash laws for a reason. I wish the police where I live actually bothered to enforce leash laws 7mo
iread2much @RvnclawWhovian im so sorry to hear that your girl was also attacked. It‘s so infuriating that people keep letting their dogs off leash, or even walking without any leash at all 7mo
iread2much @TheLibrarian thank you. I agree. People suck 7mo
iread2much @umbrellagirl thank you, it‘s been very stressful. He‘s doing much better and we are pretty sure he will have a full recovery 7mo
iread2much @SamanthaMarie thank you! He will be getting all kinds of attention form us. 7mo
iread2much @ferskner thank you 😊 7mo
iread2much @ReadingOver50 thank you, we certainly think so 😊 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon Oh poor baby! I hope he heals fast. 7mo
kezzlou85 Bless him, it seems to happen so much these days. Hope hes feeling better soon. 7mo
iread2much @MaleficentBookDragon thank you, we hope so too 7mo
iread2much @kezzlou85 that‘s so depressing to know. I was hoping it was just my area and we could eventually move away. 7mo
kezzlou85 @iread2much I live in Norfolk UK and have heard a few cases around here. It's awful. Makes me so careful with my dog now. 7mo
MaleficentBookDragon @iread2much a few years ago I was out "running" (?fast walking) when a dog darted out from his yard and took my legs out from underneath me. He didn't attack me. I think he was playing; but he was a big dog and I didn't see him coming. I have a lovely scar above my left eye because I landed on my face. The owner said "sorry" and then went back inside his house with the dog as I sat in the street bleeding. People are fun. 7mo
iread2much @MaleficentBookDragon that‘s awful! Im sorry to hear that happened to you 7mo
iread2much @kezzlou85 me too. I‘m getting a stun gun; I‘ve been attacked two times in less than three months and I‘m sick of it. I can use the stun gun on the crappy owner too if they get aggressive about my protecting myself and my dog 7mo
Avanders Oh no 🤭 I hope the last week has provided good healing for you both! ♥️♥️ 6mo
Crazeedi @iread2much this is awful about your puppy! How is he?? I just got your note, I will be writing back but here is another book about an elderly woman that was very very good , have you read it?? 6mo
iread2much @Avanders thank you, he‘s doing better than I am but I‘m happy at least one of us is on the road to recovery 😅 6mo
iread2much @Crazeedi he‘s doing very well, thank goodness. I haven‘t seen that book, but will add it to my list, thanks so much! 6mo
Avanders ♥️♥️ Hang in there! 🤗 6mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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I really enjoyed this book, and I love that it has so many story options. Ive read through three story lines so far and have been enjoying myself the entire way. I enjoyed that my first storyline i feel in love with an adventurous lady and we led a gang of female pirates to discover a lost temple in Egypt. It‘s fun and I can‘t wait to read through the other options! 3/5 stars

Stacypatrice Such a handsome 🐶🥰 7mo
callielafleur Awww puppy! 7mo
iread2much @Stacypatrice thank you! 7mo
iread2much @callielafleur 😊😊😊 7mo
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While the MC is not my favorite, the descriptions of the life style in this book are some of my favorite. I get frustrated that the MC is so naive and full of herself, but I appreciate that the author lets her be that way and acknowledges it. A fun and relaxing retelling of sleeping beauty set in the early Edwardian period in England. 3.5/5, fun to read, good descriptions of fashion, industry, and psychological treatment of the era.

wordzie So utterly adorable. 🐕❤ 7mo
Crazeedi Precious 🐶🐶 7mo
iread2much @wordzie thank you 😊 7mo
iread2much @Crazeedi 😊 I agree 7mo
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Tea Dragon Society | Katie O'Neill
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This is such a sweet book, I actually hugged it when I finished. It‘s perfect to read as I drink lots of tea to help with this awful cold. All kinds of diverse characters, beautiful art, and a lovely story about appreciating the time and effort for craftsmanship. Reminds me of all the lessons my father taught me that he learned growing up in Japan surrounded by masters of various crafts. I love this book and a copy will go to every kid I know.

bookishbitch That is definitely some high praise! 7mo
emtobiasz Is that loose leaf tea in a French press?? Why has that never occurred to me to try?! 7mo
glitterkitty459 This book 😍😍😍 7mo
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madamereadsalot1 My son loves this book! 7mo
iread2much @bookishbitch it was such a cute book; a nice, kind, good feelings sort of book 😄 7mo
iread2much @emtobiasz ive been doing it for years, I used to always use a traditional Japanese tea pot, but the French press allows me to do lots of different types of teas with no leaves left floating. And I can pour tea for 4 or more people. 😄 7mo
iread2much @glitterkitty459 😊👍🏽 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz This sounds like a great book! 7mo
iread2much @Jee_HookedOnBookz it was, I love it! It‘s a bit simple since it‘s for younger kids, but it‘s still surprisingly meaningful 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @iread2much I love books like that! Stacked it😊 Thanks for sharing! ❤️ 7mo
iread2much @Jee_HookedOnBookz you are so welcome! 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings Love the Bodum French Press ☕️ 4mo
iread2much @Princess-Kingofkings thank you! It‘s my fourth one for tea 😅 I tend to break them. But this one is definitely the prettiest 4mo
Princess-Kingofkings @iread2much I have 2 right now, one for my husband's tea (Hot Cinnamon Spice) and one for my tea (Black Currant). I broke one last year but didn't go long before I replaced it. 4mo
iread2much @Princess-Kingofkings it‘s much easier now that Home Goods carries them 😉 I can get one the day I break it 4mo
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Drunks: An American History | Christopher Finan
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I wanted more about the social history of alcoholism, this is a history of American attempts to cure/treat alcoholism. I did learn that Native Americans where the first Americans to come up with treatment (and be successful for a large group of ppl), that sharing stories has been used since the founding to help others, and that high quality research has shown that TSP, CBT, and MET, are all equally effective. 2/5 stars. Needs more citations

Avanders 🤔 sounds interesting, but I might prefer that kind of data in list form 😆 7mo
iread2much @Avanders it was interesting, but I agree, could have been reduced a bit better. It was along slog, and honestly I skipped at least half of it 😅 7mo
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It‘s interesting, but since my grad degree is in information science, and I‘m familiar w/ most of the topics discussed, a lot of it wasn‘t very surprising or new to me. I think the author was really trying too hard with the whole WMD, but I appreciated how she made things accessible and easy to read. I think the main takeaway is that algorithms are only as good as their creators and need constant updates and oversight. 2/5 stars

Stacypatrice Your pup is sooo gorgeous!!! 7mo
iread2much @Stacypatrice thank you! I certainly think so 😉 7mo
Tonton Gorgeous doggo, missing my Thunder❤️ 7mo
iread2much @Tonton im so sorry for your loss. 7mo
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Wild Country | Anne Bishop
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This book is so good, but also very very sad. I didn‘t like that the book was parallel to the events on etched in bone but not lake silence, but I am hopeful that there will be more books in this area. The aspects of western fiction are interesting but not my favorite. 4/5 stars. It‘s a good read and I will read it again, but not as often as the other books in this series.

iread2much Thank you @CoffeeNBooks for the lovely letter! I am so excited to get my very first #litsylove mail, and it makes me so happy! 7mo
CoffeeNBooks @iread2much Glad it got there! 😊 7mo
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Inkmistress | Audrey Coulthurst
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I liked the world, but the main character was just too disjointed. She was kind of stupid and more than a little foolish and would know she was doing something stupid and do it anyway with an internal monologue that did not really explain why. The world and the magic where interesting but with a lame MC, I just couldn‘t get into it. 1/5 stars. Maybe read this if you like Twilight but want something more female centered.

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1) Reading (obvs), cooking, games. 2) Fantasy, microhistory, history 3) 2 fabulous Akita 🐕. Kiyo is female and she‘s 9 years old. Castle is male and slightly over 1 year old. 4) My Litsy TBR is up to date and unowned. I‘m trying not to get more books right now, I‘m out of shelf space again. This list has other ideas https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3ICI7ZCVOWB2M?&sort=default 5) Akita stuff, books, and whiskey

whatsthEStorey Hi, Rachel! Just received your #LitsyLove note today! Thank you! ☺️ 7mo
iread2much @whatsthEStorey you‘re welcome! 7mo
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This book had some really good parts, but it jumped around a LOT, and some of the character development just wasn‘t up to where it needed to be. Besides the rushed plot and kind of random jumps and slow downs, it was really fun to read in some places. It took me a very long time to get through and the Princess was the reason I did the slog. She is a bad ass and if the series focuses on her I‘d finish it. 2/5 stars.

imyril Just finished this one and ugggggh it was frustrating. I‘m still confused by the rave reviews about world building - it‘s polarised magical racism in a Nigeria where the cities have been relocated and lions have horns (I never did get what was going on there. Magical realism?). I quite liked the plot choices in the final act, but I don‘t think I was meant to cheer when some characters died. Oops? 7mo
iread2much @imyril i agree, I don‘t see why it was hailed as something so amazing. It has a LOT of flaws and I was just impressed with it as much as all the rave reviews made me think I would be. 7mo
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Bored of the Rings: A Parody | The Harvard Lampoon
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I wanted to like this, but I was just not impressed. The new introduction was actually really funny, but the rest of the book I just didn‘t find funny. Maybe this sort of writing is more for people who grew up with the whole Van Wilder thing, but I didn‘t and I don‘t get this kind of humor.

JoyBlue What a beautiful fur baby you have! 7mo
iread2much @JoyBlue thank you! They are my joy 7mo
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I really wanted to like this book, but I just found it rather boring. The writing wasn‘t very engaging, the main character kept saying she was her own hero and didn‘t need a boy to save her, but she kept letting boys save her and make big gestures, and there wasn‘t much growth. I didn‘t even bother to finish it.

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Winds of Change | Mercedes Lackey
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This is a good second book, I love that the author gives it a real plot and doesn‘t just use it as filler for the final book. I do HATE the illustrations, which are done by the authors husband and makes every character look like a big hair band member reject. Lots of character development, the introduction of new characters and a few romances. 3/5 stars.

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Winds of Fate | Mercedes Lackey
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This is a good book, I dislike the female main character, she‘s a brat, but the world building is excellent and the supporting characters are really awesome, especially Need, who it turns out is an ancient magician. When I get stressed I often go reread old books and this is a good reread.

bookishkris I keep meaning to do a reread of this series. 8mo
iread2much @bookishkris it‘s still pretty good; I‘m enjoying the world building 🤗 8mo
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Girls Made of Snow and Glass | Melissa Bashardoust
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Thanks so much @bookish_wookish for my #happilyeverafter book and gift. I am so excited to read this!

bookish_wookish ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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Thank you so much @Kayla.Adriena for my #cupidgoespostal gifts! It‘s so generous and so amazing and I am soooooooo excited and I appreciate every single one! And my doggies say thank you for the lovely cookies and the lovely lovely bandanna

Kayla.Adriena You're very welcome!!!! 8mo
iread2much @Kayla.Adriena thank you 😊 8mo
BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
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By the Sword | Mercedes Lackey
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This is one of my favorite valdemar books. I love Kero, she‘s such a fun character. This book follows her from her teen years when she doesn‘t fit in with her family, to her training with her legendary grandmother and clan mother, to her mercenary years and ends with her entrance to Valdemar. Good world building, good characters and a nice standalone novel. 4/5 stars