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jdiehr
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Mehso-so

This was tough to listen to. Not a happy book, but a story well-told.

After being raped at age 12, the author eats in order to build up her body and try to feel safer. So sad. I admire the author for speaking her truth.

gradcat I really relate to this author—she‘s such a great writer. 4d
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Not Taco Bell Material | Adam Carolla
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Pickpick

A local library in my new area had a "book grab" where the books were free. I grabbed this one thinking I couldn't go wrong for free and I was right.

Adam Carolla is crass, foul mouthed and anything but politically correct and, surprisingly, I found that refreshing. His stories were funny and entertaining. He said what he meant and meant what he said

While this was not a typical read for me, I give it a thumbs up.

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Happy Mother's Day! | Mercer Mayer
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On Sunday my son told me that he got me a Mother's Day gift, but it wouldn't be delivered for a few days. Lol - at least he made the purchase on time! I had no idea what it was and was very touched when I opened it and saw that he went with something I love...bookish gifts! It's a pencil holder with a little drawer.

Good job, son 😊 ❤📚

Tanisha_A Oh this is beautiful! 😍 6d
Tanisha_A So thoughtful of him! 6d
wanderinglynn So nice! ❤️ 6d
TrishB Lovely 💕 6d
bookishbitch Sweet! 5d
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jdiehr
Counting by 7s | Holly Goldberg Sloan

"If I were the kind of person who cried, I'm sure that I would have, but that's not in my character. I almost never cry. Instead, I just nodded and stared out the window."

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Counting by 7s | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Pickpick

A beautiful story about a gifted young girl who loses both her parents in a car crash. The few random people in Willow's life come together to help her.

Despite the heavy subject matter, there was much humor in this story. Lots of quotable quotes that I'll be sharing.

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jdiehr
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I heart Dollar Tree bookhauls!

Mrsann2000 I‘m going tomorrow! 1w
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jdiehr
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Pickpick

I went to a local indie bookstore (Rebel Heart Books) and asked the woman behind the counter what book she had read recently that she really enjoyed. I bought the tagged book on her recommendation and I enjoyed it, too!

It's quirky and the format is very unique. It worked for me. I wasn't able to predict what would happen next and it kept me engaged and laughing.

PS - I still can't believe this is my backyard. Southern Oregon is not too shabby!

Caroline2 I really enjoyed this book too 👍🏻 1w
BookwormAHN Nice 💚 1w
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jdiehr
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Someone would rather I not be reading

Erofan 🐶❤ 1w
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 1w
tracey38 Clearly waiting for you to throw that tennis ball and play! So adorable.💜 1w
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jdiehr
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Pickpick

As the author herself says, this is a collection of silly stories. She talks about cheese logs, Burberry coats, and the importance of thank you notes.

Not a life changing book, but mostly good fun. Listening to the audio and hearing Ellis's southern accent was a plus.

rather_be_reading i just heard about this book! sounds interesting 2w
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jdiehr
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When your son's name is in the book you're reading!! Ha, ha. I jumped right up and showed him.

Texreader That‘s very cool! 2w
SarahHarts_books How neat!! 👍 2w
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Where Are You? | Sarah Williamson
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Has anyone heard anything from @trashcanman lately??
I miss him

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Looks like he deactivated his account 💔. I sent him a birthday card... 2w
AmyG I hope he‘s ok. 2w
MrBook 😳😱😔 2w
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MrBook Did he have a #LitsyPenPal? 2w
jdiehr @MrBook I'm hoping to find someone with a connection like that so we know he's okay 2w
CouronneDhiver We‘ve heard from his spouse within the last week or so that he‘s doing ok. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG @MrBook @jdiehr 2w
Kaye He‘s ok. Just talked to his wife a couple days ago because someone else was asking about him. He and family are all fine. 2w
jdiehr @CouronneDhiver Thank you!! 2w
jdiehr @Kaye Thanks! Glad to hear it 😊 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @CouronneDhiver that‘s good to know! Thank you! 2w
MrBook 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 2w
Trashcanman Trashcanman18@gmail.com I don't mean to cause worry. I'm sorry. 2w
Trashcanman Thank you for being you 2w
jdiehr @Trashcanman Don't be sorry! Glad to hear from you 😊 2w
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jdiehr
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Pickpick

I wasn't too sure about this one. I thought it might be too "royal family" for me, but I took a chance when it came up as an Amazon deal one day and I'm glad I did
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It is really not about the royal family at all but, rather, two women who worked on the royal wedding dress and one of their granddaughters who is trying to put the pieces of their story together.

There was a little bit of mystery, a bit of romance, history, and a shocking scene.

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jdiehr
Lift | Kelly Corrigan
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Pickpick

I love Kelly Corrigan. "The Middle Place" is a favorite. This letter to her daughters did not disappoint. Her honest writing resonates with me.

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jdiehr
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Pickpick

Wow.
Listening to Sue Klebold narrate her book was heavy, difficult and heart wrenching - yet I didn't want to stop.
What an important story about brain health and suicide. This was a mom who had no clue her son was suffering. When he did what he did at Columbine, he left behind a reeling family whose search for answers continues to this day.
It could have been any of us. Sue Klebold makes no excuses. She tells her story honestly and truthfully

KristenDuck My heart breaks for her. Always has. 3w
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jdiehr
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Started this audio and am not even through the introduction - it's already heartbreaking.

On a happier note, I enjoyed these flowers on my #audiowalk this morning.

#litsywalkers

Kaye Pretty 4w
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jdiehr
Wildflower | Drew Barrymore
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I enjoyed listening to Drew tell her story - unless she was screaming. That grated on my nerves but, other than that, I really liked this book.

JenFowler Yesss!! 😂 I remember that bothered me too! 1mo
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The Perfect Child | Lucinda Berry
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You guys, I couldn't put this one down. Thriller isn't a typical genre for me, but when my sister-in-law raved about this book, I had to get it. Exciting, well-paced, disturbing. I loved it!

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Twist of Faith | Ellen J Green
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Panpan

Not my cup of tea. Mystery/Thrillers usually aren't, but this was neither thrilling or mysterious in my opinion. No likeable characters and not a very intriguing plot.

I do like that my dog photo-bombed the picture, though 🐶

Drocchio03 Pup photo-bomb is too too too cute! 1mo
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Wildflower | Drew Barrymore
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Took a walk in the new neighborhood this morning and saw 3 deer, 1 turkey, a llama and a dead snake.

#litsywalkers
#audiowalk
#newneighborhood
#countrylife

**The tagged audiobook is fun so far 😊

C.Perone Love that view! 1mo
Puredragonstar What a pretty view! 🏔 😍 1mo
Trashcanman I hope you're loving your new hone, and are happy. Hugs. 4w
jdiehr @Trashcanman Thank you! So much better now that we are in our own home. Good to hear from you. 4w
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jdiehr
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Not much time to post lately, what with the move and all, but I did find time to pick up this Kindle deal 😊

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Twist of Faith | Ellen J Green
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We spent our first night in our new home and this is the view I woke up to. So grateful. So busy. Can't wait to move all our stuff this weekend and really settle in. Also - I have big plans for a library in the front room 😀

PS - the tagged book is okay so far, but only okay

Trashcanman Congratulations, I'm happy that you are happy. It's a beautiful view. 😊 1mo
Hoopiefoot That‘s beautiful! Congrats! 1mo
DivineDiana How lovely! 1mo
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readingjedi 😳 That view is just 😳 1mo
rretzler Beautiful! 1mo
TheSpineView That is a lovely view! Congrats! 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm What a great view! Congratulations 1mo
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jdiehr
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Pickpick

Had this book been around when I was a little girl, it would have been a favorite. A sweet story about 4 sisters who have a knack for mischief.

There are many children in my life who I will keep this book in mind for when it's time to buy a gift.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Greek mythology has never been my thing because I have a hard time keeping track of who's who and what's what. When I saw that this book was included in Amazon Prime Reading, I thought I'd take a chance and try it for free.
From the first sentence to the last, I was hooked! Loved this book and can't wait to read more by this author.
I will be living in Achilles and Patroclus' world for quite a while - I can feel it.

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jdiehr

"You hear so many people talk about finding their soul mates only in relation to who they marry, but I think that as women, our real soul mates are often found when we recognize some version of ourselves in another woman."

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jdiehr
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This was last month's pick for Amazon First Reads. It was enjoyable. The main character loses her best friend to a prescription drug overdose, has major issues with her job, and is doing her best to save her marriage. When I put it that way, it doesn't sound enjoyable at all - ha, ha! I looked forward to reading it each day, so that's a pick for me 😊 Also - I love the title

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jdiehr
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Self help books are not my jam mainly because they are just common sense, which I like to think I already possess. That being said, I found this book entertaining and containing some nuggets of truth that hit home for me.

The photo is not mine, but I wear glasses and drink coffee so...

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jdiehr
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Last night's clouds have cleared and it's a beautiful spring day in Southern Oregon.

Started the audio of the tagged book. A children's book, but I have heard lots of good things.

#audiowalk
#litsywalkers

kspenmoll Lovely! 2mo
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jdiehr
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"I know this seems almost blasphemous to some people, but you really, truly don't have to hang out with people who are negative or mean or make you anxious or bring out the worst in you. Even family."

I am not one for self-help books, but there are nuggets in this book that I really need right now. I even broke one of my own rules and dog eared this page!

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Untitled | Unknown
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You guys! I have an article published in "What Women Create" magazine! It's on newsstands now if you're interested. The article is about my amazing sister and her unique Texas home. We are so excited to be part of this publication. Check it out!
#shamelessplug
#writinglittens

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 2mo
cobwebmoth That's awesome! 2mo
whatshesreadingnow Congratulations, how exciting is that! 2mo
Tanisha_A This is awesome! 😀 2mo
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jdiehr

"From long habit, Mrs Gamart rejected the idea that her husband might be necessary for anything." ?

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jdiehr
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Pickpick

Finally finished listening to this! I like older David Sedaris much better than younger David Sedaris. Of course, people would probably say the same about me.

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jdiehr
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Mehso-so

There isn't any reason I should not have liked this book. Great premise - a woman opens a bookshop in a town that doesn't have one, there is a ghost in the building, she has a charming little girl who comes in to help her. It was all there, but I didn't love it.

tpixie Wow, it does sound like it should be good!
2mo
bookishbitch I thought the movie version was very good. 2mo
jdiehr @bookishbitch I'd be willing to give the movie a try 😊 2mo
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jdiehr
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My dog doesn't get how selfies work.

Also, how long is this #audiobook? I've been listening for years it seems.

#audiowalk
#litsywalkers

britt_brooke Cute pup! 💚🐾 I read this in print when it first came out and it was slow-going, but I love sedaris. 2mo
kspenmoll Beautiful dog!!! 2mo
wordzie 💝🐕 2mo
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jdiehr
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"There's a great Chinese proverb that says, 'The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.'"

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jdiehr
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I find something awesome on my walks every day up here. City girl to country girl!

#litsywalkers
#audiowalk
#southernoregon

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jdiehr
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#notluckyblessed

Hope everyone enjoys their day!

kspenmoll Love your tee shirt! Have a wonderful day! 2mo
Laura317 I love that shirt, too! 🍀 2mo
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jdiehr
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"I remember clinking the wrong sort of glasses and wishing I had the right sort of glasses, and to this day I consider that moment - clink! - as the beginning of our friendship. I'm glad it made a sound."

Cathythoughts ♥️👍🏻 2mo
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jdiehr
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Pickpick

I thought this book had its moments, but I was never chomping at the bit to get back to it. Could just be that I am in the midst of so much upheaval personally.
I am going to give it a pick for the interesting premise and the quotes that I picked out from it.

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jdiehr
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So, I've decided to stick with the tagged book for a little while longer. Enjoyed the content in today's #audiowalk.

Also - check out the mushroom I spotted! I'm told it's Turkey Tail Mushroom. Whatever it is, it sure is pretty.

#litsywalkers

DivineDiana Yes, it is! 🙂 2mo
Kaye Good job🌟 2mo
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The Graveyard Speaks | Hunter Shea
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Took a walk through an old cemetery today and couldn't help but wonder about this one...

#audiowalk
#litsywalkers

Kaye Cool ! 2mo
BookBabe Ha! Neat. 👌🏻 2mo
Swe_Eva What? 😂 2mo
RachelO 😂😂😂 2mo
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jdiehr
One-In-A-Million Boy | Monica Wood
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"She felt suddenly fond of her unremarkable life, that humdrum necklace of imitation pearls with the occasional glint of the real thing."

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jdiehr
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Walked to an area I didn't know existed this morning. Enjoying exploring our new surroundings.
#litsywalkers
#audiowalk
On a different note - I might bail on the tagged book. Listening to him talk about his drug use and sexual exploits is doing nothing for me.

Trashcanman So how'd the move go? How are you liking it? Hope you are well. 2mo
jdiehr @Trashcanman It's actually been a rough transition. We are staying with my dad and his wife while we house hunt and it's pretty tense. Need to find our own place ASAP. Thanks for checking in. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods 😊 2mo
Trashcanman @jdiehr OH I'm sorry to hear that, truly. I hope you find something you like soon. That can be tense. I hope the walks help. 💖😊🤗 2mo
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jdiehr

I'm having a hard time choosing my free Kindle book this month for Prime Reading. Anyone have any good recommendations?

BarbaraTheBibliophage I always wait until later in the month so I can read more reviews. 2mo
HOTPock3tt I didn‘t even know this was an option! 😱I just recently got amazon prime. Can you pick anything or do they give you a list? 2mo
jdiehr @HOTPock3tt It has to be from "Prime Reading." Let me know what you pick! 2mo
sprainedbrain More than one caught my eye this month, but I got 2mo
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jdiehr
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Took my first #audiowalk in our new environment. My city dog doesn't quite know what to think!

Started listening to the tagged book and am either laughing out loud or cringing as is typical with Sedaris for me. The good usually outweighs the bad though.

#litsywalkers

Puredragonstar Is your doggie an Aussie??? 3mo
DivineDiana Love this photo! ❤️ 3mo
Tanisha_A Just a very beautiful photograph! 3mo
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jdiehr @Puredragonstar Yes! She never gets tired... 3mo
Puredragonstar Ooo I have an Aussie too! Aussies are the best!!! 😍😍😍 Mine never gets tired too, he‘s a city boy as well and will play fetch until our arms fall off 😧! 3mo
JoScho Love this! 3mo
tracey38 This is a great picture! 3mo
wordzie 😁😂 2mo
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jdiehr
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I love reading Anne Lamott's books. I don't love listening to Anne Lamott read her own books. Lots of great nuggets and wit but, man, she needs to get someone who could be a better narrator - anyone, really.

SitsWithaBook Oh my gosh! This. Yes, this! I forgot which of her books I tried on audio but omg. It sounded like she had ill fitting dentures or something. 🤣 Dreadful. 3mo
wordzie 😂 ur funny 2mo
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jdiehr
The Great Passage | Shion Miura
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Mehso-so

After reading this, I am certain that I will never look at a dictionary the same way again. The work that goes into putting one together as described in this book was painstaking. Sadly, I found it a little too tedious. There were some good moments, but not enough for me to give it a "pick."

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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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That time I met Jacqueline Woodson
#fangirl
#geekingout
#justactnormal

Samplergal Oh my! I just read two of her books this month! 3mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 3mo
wordzie Super 😎 2mo
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jdiehr
The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Mehso-so

I know this is book nerd sacrilege, but this is a case of the Netflix series being better than the book. I found the audiobook to be very repetitive and was annoyed by the sing songy rhymes that kept popping up.
The Netflix version took many liberties, but it was exciting to hear things in the audiobook that I recognized from the show no matter how differently they were used - the cup of stars, for example.
Glad I listened, glad I'm done. Next!

Bookwm85forever I thought the book was very dry. The best part was the end. 3mo
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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I really didn't wanna walk today, but I did and was rewarded with this sky 😊

Also started listening to the tagged book.

#litsywalkers
#audiowalk

britt_brooke Beautiful! It‘s been raining so much here in middle Tennessee that I‘ve forgotten what the sun feels like. School is even cancelled tomorrow due to flooding. 😩 3mo
jdiehr @britt_brooke This was after rain and hail! 3mo
britt_brooke @jdiehr Oh wow! That‘s quite a nice change. 3mo
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jdiehr
Untitled | Unknown
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Look what I found! A puzzle of The Last Bookstore. I am moving out of state and will miss being so close to Los Angeles and special places like this.

Putting a puzzle together of one of my happy places will help, hopefully...

Trashcanman 👁️👁️👋🤗😊 3mo
jdiehr @Trashcanman 😀🤗❤ 3mo
Trashcanman Did you get some of that crazy snow? I was in pasadena at the time but we didn't get any. How are you? Are you still going to move? Hope all is well truly. 💖 3mo
jdiehr @Trashcanman The snow was close by, but I didn't see any of it. We move this Friday. Yikes! It's going to be a busy week, but I'm looking forward to the next chapter. I'm always so happy to hear from you 💕 3mo
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