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katedensen

Joined June 2016

Three parts extrovert, two parts highbrow, two parts lowbrow, one part misanthrope. Garnish with snark and serve chilled. katedensen.com
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Who Is Rich? by Matthew Klam
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Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I am my own worst enemy. (Can we forget about the things I said when I was drunk?)

Having a quiet Saturday night in with some knitting, some tv, and my book.

(Also, hi!)

MeganAnn Ouch! Thank looks painful.. but happy to see you again! 👋🏻 2y
LauraJ Owwwwww! 2y
katedensen @MeganAnn 👋🏻😃 @LauraJ It looks worse than it is! 2y
MrBook 😧 2y
peacegypsy Books, cocktails, and knitting? My favorite things. I‘m excited to read your reviews! 😊 1y
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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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"'Too New York' is what the last network that was approached about me responded, which is a cute way of being anti-Semitic, but who cares? I'd rather be too New York than too anything else."

I really couldn't agree more, Nora. I'd rather be too New York than too anything else, too.

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Heartburn | Nora Ephron
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I've only just started this one, but I really miss Nora Ephron.

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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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Hey Littens! I'm doing a giveaway on Instagram--feel free to enter (you can find me there as @katedensen -- you can basically find me everywhere on the Internet as @katedensen).

I will be doing a Litsy-only giveaway, but I'm saving the reallllllyyyy good stuff for that 😉

LibrarianJen Silly question but how do you share on instagram? 2y
katedensen @LibrarianJen Not sure what you mean? Like in stories? I usually just take a screenshot. (edited) 2y
LibrarianJen That's what I meant. Thanks! 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I don't have to be at work for a few more hours, and it started pouring, so I stopped what I was doing to curl up with my book. Isn't rainy weather is the best reading weather?

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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A little reading time in the home office.

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Atlantic Hotel | Joao Gilberto Noll
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Big Paul is basically me (redhead with very curly hair) & it has been awfully hot for July. These are the nicest things I have to say about this one, which I read because Noll was referred to as a Brazilian Murakami. Vaguely masochistic in an overtly wannabe Hemingway-esque way & mostly boring--the bulk of the action is rushed during the last 20ish pages and I cared more about seeing the book through than the narrator or his fate. A pile of meh.

emilyhaldi A pile of meh 😂 (edited) 2y
katedensen @emilyhaldi Honestly more descriptive than some of Noll's translated sentences. 2y
emilyhaldi Honestly, I only read the paragraph in your photo and I'm already annoyed 😂 2y
katedensen @emilyhaldi Right?! So bad. So glad it's over!! 2y
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"But people themselves alter so much, that there is something new to be observed in them."

Happy #JaneAusten200, Littens.

(Also, hi?)

TheLondonBookworm Beautiful stack of Austen right there! ❤️ 2y
Bookcation74 Pretty picture! 2y
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Bye Bye Blondie | Virginie Despentes
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Today's mini #bookhaul from McNally Jackson: Atlantic Hotel (Hotel Atlântico) by João Gilberto Noll (translated from Brazilian by Adam Morris) and Bye Bye Blondie by Virginie Despentes (translated from French by Siân Reynolds).

merelybookish Whoa! That's a cover! 2y
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Atlantic Hotel | Joao Gilberto Noll
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I forgot my book at home today, so I stopped by McNally Jackson to buy a few and have some lunch. #KateDensenDines #bookandlunch

AJBowers Looks sooo good! 2y
LeahBergen Sometimes I "forget" on purpose when I know I'll be near a bookshop. ? 2y
Pamwurtzler I was in McNally Jackson a few weeks ago with @drbethandherkindle & @kitty_reads . We loved it! 2y
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Chasing Rainbows | Kathleen Long
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Still recovering from a virus that knocked me on my ass all of last week, but I'm finally well enough to a) be in public and b) read and actually understand the words.

TheKidUpstairs Ugh, I hate being too sick to read. Glad you're feeling human again! 2y
moranadatter Yuck! I'm glad you're feeling better! I hope you're completely recovered soon. 2y
MyNamesParadise Glad you're feeling better!! 2y
ScientistSam Glad you're doing better! 2y
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Ulysses | James Joyce
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Happy #Bloomsday, Littens.

(Yes I said yes I will yes.)

AThousandLives87 🤣🤣🤣 2y
Reviewsbylola Lol 😂😂 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Laalaleighh 😂😂😂😂😂😂 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Fun fact: I hate summer. Especially in NYC. Can I just read until this heat wave is over?

CouronneDhiver I hear ya! I much prefer the fall... a little cooler, pretty colours and cozy clothes. 🍁🍂 2y
Jokila It's so gross today! I was outside for like ten minutes and got a headache 😑 2y
Zelma I hate nasty heat and humidity too. Short northern summers are awesome but I really don't like living in the south (my current home). Counting the days (years?) until I can move back up north. 2y
erinreads When the air smells like trash, I know it's truly summer in the city. 🔥 2y
katedensen @CouronneDhiver Preach! @Jokila Blah. I'll see your headache and raise you some weird virus that I've been fighting since Tuesday. @Zelma I couldn't move to the South for what it would to do my hair alone. @erinreads 😂😂😂 2y
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Loving this Wonder Woman display at one of my all-time favorite indie NYC bookstores, Shakespeare & Company. Especially fitting because I'm (finally) seeing the movie later!

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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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Spotted on the downtown A between 145th and 125th, 9:53 am.

#coverspy #NYPLunderground #undergroundNYPL #subwayreads

manifestsanity If I had read that book in public I would have been cracking up and people would have given me concerned looks. 2y
Annl I always ask readers I see and people who work in bookstores if they are on Litsy! 2y
katedensen @manifestsanity That happened to me when I listened to Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance on audiobook. @Annl I should do that! 2y
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The Animators: A Novel | Kayla Rae Whitaker
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You're too kind, @britt_brooke! I would love either The Animators or Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk. 😍 #itsnotyouitsme

kalinichta I love both of those books. Good luck! 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Book/coffee break by Lincoln Center. ❤️☕️📚

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Choose Your Own Autobiography | Neil Patrick Harris
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I was a very lucky girl who overheard the woman ahead of me in the line to meet @EloisaJames (who is LOVELY, so looking forward to drinks with her later) say that she was tired and going home and wasn't going to use her ticket to the Neil Patrick Harris signing. BRB, dead. #BEA17

JenP I gave mine away for the same reason. I would have given it to you if I known but I am glad you got to see him (edited for typo) (edited) 2y
BibliophileMomma Love him! 2y
AJBowers Someone bring her some smelling salts! I would be freaking out too. 2y
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Zelma Awesome! 2y
katedensen @JenP Ahhhhhhh. I was such a nervous wreck. I said, "I think you're amazing." And he said, "Oh, thank you," then I said "Crap, you probably hear that all the time." I'm so cool/collected. @Tiffy_Reads He. Is. So. Charming. @AJBowers I didn't get smelling salts, but I did get several glasses of white sangria after! @Zelma ? 2y
melbeautyandbooks So jealous and happy for you! 😊 2y
Dragon Sound fabulous! 👍 2y
katedensen @melbeautyandbooks Thank you!! @Dragon It was, but I'm exhausted! 2y
MyNamesParadise Whoa!! So cool! 2y
britt_brooke 😍😍😍 2y
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Senator Al Franken and Marc Maron in conversation at #BEA17. Maron: "Let's address the elephant in the room: we're looking to you to save us all."

BarbaraTheBibliophage And Franken said, "I'm all in!" Right? 2y
vivastory Haha his interview on the daily show last night was interesting 2y
katedensen @BarbaraTheBibliophage It was so great. Maron started grilling him about whether he would run and he said "no," but his eyes said "maybe" ? @vivastory I'll have to check that out! 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Always watch the eyes! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
melbeautyandbooks 👏🏻 2y
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High Fidelity | Nick Hornby
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High Fidelity is one of my all-time favorite books that was turned into a film, because each is amazing in its own right. Also, John Cusack.

#SplashIntoSummerReads #BookIntoMovie

kyraleseberg Great book and movie. And John Cusack never disappoints! 2y
KarenUK Nice pick! Love both too 💕 2y
LeahBergen John Cusack. ❤️ 2y
tpixie Love John Cusack!!! 2y
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My life/work schedule is super last minute, so I didn't get tickets to either BEA or BookCon in advance because I didn't want to buy them and not be able to attend.

Butttttt...I'm just got tickets for tomorrow (Friday 6/2) at BEA and Saturday at BookCon, so reach out if you'll be there too. Yay, books!

LauraBeth 👏👏 2y
ScientistSam Yay, can't wait to meet you😀 2y
CareBear I'll be at bookcon! 2y
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katedensen @LauraBeth 😁 @ScientistSam Me too! Should be there around 9:30-10. @CareBear Yay! Are you on the Slack channel @MrBook set up? 2y
CareBear Noooo how do I get on that??? 2y
katedensen @CareBear If you want you can email me (katedensen@gmail.com) with your email and I'll add you. 2y
CareBear Awesome, thanks! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love your Bitmoji. Have a great bookish day! 2y
Beachesnbooks It looks like I might be going there last minute too! 🎉🎉🎉 2y
katedensen @melbeautyandbooks @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😁 Such a great day! So exhausted. @Beachesnbooks Yay!!! 2y
MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻! Sooo happy we finally met!!! You can't avoid me forever 😆👏🏻🙌🏻. 2y
katedensen @MrBook 😂😂😂 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Dinner (Korean-style chicken with pickled Enoki mushrooms and roasted potatoes/cabbage) has been cooked, eaten, and cleaned up, so now it's time for some (more) wine and my book.

Zelma Yum, love Korean food. 2y
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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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(Repost from IG.)

Day 1 of #riotgrams calls for a #shelfie...my shelves runneth over, so I've started using my window sills as bookshelves, too. It's like a bookish life-hack!

Also, most of these are on my priority #tbr list, so let's just go with All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg for #MostAnticipated for #JuneBookBugs.

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Ghost World | Daniel Clowes
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Finally figured out the perfect title for today's #JuneTunz theme of #SmellsLikeTeenSpirit. Also timely because the film (also amazing on its own) is being re-released.

Cinfhen Nicely played 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻brilliant 2y
katedensen @Cinfhen 😁 Oh, stop! (But don't, not really.) 2y
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Oh snap. It's my one-year anniversary on @Litsy

I love this community so very much. Thank you all for your words of support and kindness during the less than great times, and for being there for the good times too.

As many of you know, I'm based in NYC, so if there are any Littens at BEA or BookCon who want to meet for a bookish drink or cup of coffee, please reach out.

Zelma 👏🎉😘 2y
Hobbinol Happy annalitsery!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
katedensen @Zelma ? @Hobbinol I tried to say "annalitsery" out loud, but my mouth won't do it. 2y
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Cinfhen Happy Litsyversary!!! 2y
melbeautyandbooks Happy Litsyversary! 2y
LeahBergen Woo hoo!!! 😘 2y
CouronneDhiver Yay! Happy anniversary 😁😁 2y
katedensen @CouronneDhiver 😁 Thank you! 2y
Dragon 👍😀🎉 2y
PurpleyPumpkin We joined at around the same time! This is a great community, isn't it?👍🏽 2y
katedensen @Dragon ❤️ @PurpleyPumpkin Twinssssss. And yes, it's the absolute best. 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Happy Litsyversary! 👏🏻👏🏻📚📚🎉🎉 2y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I was playing around with some hand-lettering last night and wrote out my May reads--six books total isn't so bad given that I was in a slump in April. I'm having trouble picking my favorite--it's a three-way tie among The Nest, The Secret History, and Talking as Fast as I Can.

Cinfhen Gorgeous penmanship 🙌🏻💕 2y
LeahBergen So pretty! 2y
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What's the difference between a drama queen and just full-on psycho? Regardless, Martha (and maybe George, too) from Edward Albee's play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is my pick for today's #characters2017 theme of #dramaqueen. (Despite the recent controversy coming from the Albee estate--seriously, wtf--I still love the play.)

rachelm Amazing choice. Love this play! 2y
katedensen @rachelm Me too!! 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
Hobbinol I know! Albee's my favorite, but that casting-nazi made such a bad decision! We all know there just characters in a play-- it's theater!!! A case in point is the blind casting of Condola Rashad in Doll's House Part 2. She was a great addition to the cast. 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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At what point does the perpetual stream of bad days become something else? A bad week, month, period, general time? Sigh. Trying to do some self care by spending some alone time with my book and a glass of wine at one of my favorite West Village spots.

Foxyfictionista I've had periods of time like that. Self care is super important when it feels like the gloom will never lift. Take care of yourself and I hope things get better soon! 2y
Zelma It just becomes a bad point in your life that you try to claw your way out of. I am in one of worst times, that I will look back on and despise. I know it will end though. Hugs. 2y
merelybookish I'm sorry. 🙁 I hope things look up soon. 2y
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KVanRead @katedensen @Zelma Sorry to hear you are both going through bad times, but you are right Zelma, they will end, for both of you and in the meantime definitely prioritize self care....and know books and Littens are always here for you! 2y
MyNamesParadise I'm sorry it's been a bad time!! I empathize because I know what that is like. I hope things get better soon! Self care is important! 2y
Nat_Reads I hope things get better for you! Your picture is lovely!! 2y
BooksGirlsCats Sorry to hear that 😔looks like some great alone time though! I hope it helped a bit. Sending east village love! 2y
ScientistSam Take care of yourself! 2y
LeahBergen Blah! I hope things turn around for you soon. ❤️ 2y
katedensen @Foxyfictionista Thank you so much for your kind words. It will lift. It's tough, because the gloom is external and there is nothing I can do about it. @Zelma Ditto x 10000. @merelybookish Thank you ❤️ @KVanRead Amen to that and thank you! @MyNamesParadise ❤️❤️❤️ @Nat_Reads Thank you on both counts! @BooksGirlsCats Grey Dog always helps! Are you in NYC? Love the EV, I used to live on Bowery 😁 @ScientistSam Thanks--trying! @LeahBergen Thanks, love 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I had an Epically Bad Day™, so I had pancakes and wine for dinner, resulting in a pancake coma and being in bed before 8 PM. These are my plans for the evening: starting a new book (yay!) and continuing to knit the ugliest scarf that ever did scarf. Also, rewatching 30 Rock on Netflix. Winning?

LiteraryinLititz I'm sorry your day was so awful! Sounds like a night of self care is very much called for. Enjoy, relax, and hope tomorrow is better. 💚 2y
LauraBeth Pancakes and wine, knitting, in bed before 8, 30 Rock, book - YES - I call that winning! 2y
TheKidUpstairs For the record, I like the colours in your scarf-to-be and I think it looks lovely and cozy! Hope tomorrow is a better day 🤗 (that's as close as I could find to a hug emoji) 2y
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Nat_Reads Definitely winning! Wishing you a happier tomorrow! 2y
Kmmsellers Sounds like a perfect night! Sorry you had a tough day 💕 2y
LeahBergen I love knitting ugly scarves, too. 😂 2y
KarenUK Really hope tomorrow is better for you... sounds like perfect self-care night to me! 💕 2y
mcipher Pancake dinner for the win!! We haven't done that in forever. My dad used to do French toast (the only thing he can cook) when my mom worked nights.... nostalgia!! Anyway, hope tomorrow is better and (I have bad taste) but I sort of love that scarf. 😊 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I knew my pancake meals were missing something! Wine FTW. May tomorrow be a better day! 😘 2y
Suet624 I hope tomorrow is better for you. 2y
ScientistSam Bad day, good night - and here's to a better tomorrow! 2y
katedensen @LiteraryinLititz Thank you so much! 🙏🏻 @LauraBeth It was! Although I fell asleep before I even opened the book. @TheKidUpstairs There's one more left and it's blue...it was a kit from Knit Picks because I'm *just* learning. And thank you ❤️ @Nat_Reads @Kmmsellers Thank you, loves! @LeahBergen It's a really fun thing. @KarenUK Thank you...fingers crossed! But yes, I was happy I was able to do some self-care. 2y
katedensen @mcipher Awww. That's so cute. And I'll admit, for an ugly scarf, it's pretty 😂 @BarbaraTheBibliophage If you ever know something's missing but can't figure out what, it's probably wine 😂 And thank you ❤️ @Suet624 Thanks so much 😁 @ScientistSam Preach! 🙌🏻 2y
MyNamesParadise Feel better!! And pancakes are the absolute best 😎😎 2y
katedensen @MyNamesParadise It is ALL PANCAKES ALL THE TIME here. 2y
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Men Without Women | Haruki Murakami
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For all you Murakami fans...here's an article from Vulture, "What Is It About Haruki Murakami That Mesmerizes People?"

http://www.vulture.com/2017/05/what-is-it-about-haruki-murakami-that-mesmerizes-...

suvata Well, he certainly mesmerizes me! 🙀 2y
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America (the Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction | Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, David Javerbaum
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I was cleaning out my closet and found this amazing t-shirt from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart circa 2004. Still relevant or more relevant now? Sad to think about, but also, man, can we talk about how cool I was as a teenager?

melbeautyandbooks 😢❤️ 2y
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Vinegar Girl | Anne Tyler
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Finished this around 1 AM -- a cute retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, which is an important play to me: my parents named me after Cole Porter's musical "Kiss Me, Kate," which is based on TotS. So, I was biased to like it, which deterred me from labeling it "so-so."

A light, fluffy read. Kate was a little too determinedly antisocial, which was probably a conscious move to mitigate the oft lambasted misogynistic themes of Shakespeare's text.

Jokila Every edition of this book is so gorgeous! 2y
katedensen @Jokila I like that it's millennial pink 💖 2y
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Vinegar Girl | Anne Tyler
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It's about 4:30 on Sunday, and so far today I have had (an alcohol free) brunch with my best friend from college and her baby, performed long form improv at UCB, had a post-show mimosa and brownie batter in a jar with @LBApple and her husband, and took a walk through a very crowded Washington Square Park.

Now, I'm starting a new book on the train home. Who's that busy bee? It me.

AlaMich Brownie batter in a jar is an accepted thing now? 2y
katedensen @AlaMich Apparently? It came with ice cream: https://instagram.com/p/BUXZnznAHzb/ 2y
AlaMich @katedensen Baking is overrated. Give me raw cookie dough or brownie batter and I'm a happy girl. Raw eggs are dangerous...pfffttt, I say! 😋 2y
katedensen @AlaMich 😂😂👍🏻 2y
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Another clever adventure with Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils.

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Going on another adventure with Phoebe and Marigold Heavenly Nostrils before I dive into my next novel (either Americanah or Vinegar Girl, haven't decided yet).

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Thank you to the Littens who recommended this--a novel about a dysfunctional New York family told from multiple perspectives? As far as genre goes, it is up my alley & then some. I described it to a friend: "Think A Visit from the Goon Squad meets This Is Where I Leave You."

Sweeney's writing is gorgeous and I found myself rooting for all of the characters (except Leo), despite their myriad flaws, neuroses, quirks, etc.

(Photo from yesterday.)

Cinfhen Love your description- it's pretty accurate 😂 2y
katedensen @Cinfhen Thanks! ❤️ 2y
Zelma Nice! Glad you enjoyed it! 👍 2y
KateFulfordAuthor @katedensen If you need another recommendation, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 11mo
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Good morning, Littens! It's Friday and I don't have to work today, so I'm relaxing on the deck with coffee and this fantastic book (thank you to everyone who recommended it--could not be more up my alley). I've got about 40 pages left, so I'm hoping to finish before I have to move on to adulthood things like laundry and cleaning.

britt_brooke I still need to read this! 2y
Cinfhen I really enjoyed this one! Glad you are too! 2y
katedensen @britt_brooke It's SO good. Finished this morning. All the stars. @Cinfhen LOVED it. 2y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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TFW you realize it's only Tuesday, but at least there's wine and your book.

Mdargusch Great choice of beverage. 🍷 2y
katedensen @Mdargusch It's the only choice after 5 pm. And the only choice before 5 pm is coffee. 2y
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I usually switch to a physical book once I'm on the subway, but this #audiobook was so delightful that I kept listening. I'm a huge Gilmore Girls fan, so hearing how much Graham loved the show, being Lorelai, and getting to be Lorelai again was as heartwarming as Stars Hollow.

An affable narrator/author/actress with whom I want to be best friends. Excuse me, I'm going to go rewatch all of GG (including a Year in the Life) now. All the stars.

Gayan I feel exactly the same! 2y
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Found this cute little book while browsing at one my favorite indie bookstores, Shakespeare and Company, and wished I could buy and send one to every single Litten ❤️

Suzze Looks like fun! 2y
katedensen @Suzze It was super cute. I had to run to my next adventure, so I didn't have enough time to look through it. 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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Had a little extra time this morning, so I walked through Central Park to get to the East Side to meet a client while listening to this amazing #audiobook.

Josie I love your adventures around the city. I'm gonna come visit you 2y
katedensen @Josie Aw, thanks! There are even more on Instagram if you're not already following me there. (Are you? Do you have Instagram?) And yes! If you're ever in NYC, I will be happy to give you the Kate Densen tour. 2y
BooksForEmpathy I agree with @Josie! I will be in New York at the end of the month. Would love to know your favorite cafes/bookstores/restaurants. Looking for some hidden gems!! We love New York ❤️❤️❤️. 2y
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Josie @katedensen I am on instagram and I do follow you! I love your hair posts too!! You're basically my favorite. 2y
katedensen @BooksForEmpathy Are you coming for BookCon? And yes, I'm happy to play tour guide, whether via recs or in person (depending on my schedule). @Josie I was worried I wasn't following you back but I am, right? And, oh stop! (But don't, not really.) (edited) 2y
Josie @katedensen 😂😂😂 I'm pretty sure you are! I don't post too much on instagram, but I love creeping on everyone else lol!! 2y
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Bridge to Terabithia | Katherine Paterson
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I blame my brain's current dark and twisty place for this, but here's my offering for today's #RockInMay theme of #TheRiver...it was literally the first book I thought of because of the ending (or at least what I remember of it, I read this when I was 10?), and wow, that's depressing, let me go listen to some more of Lauren Graham's audiobook.

RanaElizabeth Oh, such an amazing and heart-breaking story. I love this book so much. 2y
Cinfhen Never read this one 🙈 2y
Abailliekaras 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 2y
Johanna414 This book is still wildly popular with my middle school students 2y
katedensen @RanaElizabeth @Abailliekaras I KNOW. @Cinfhen If you do, make sure you have tissues handy. @Johanna414 That makes my heart happy. (edited) 2y
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I've always thought that Lauren Graham and I would be AMAZING friends, and listening to her book on audio is only confirming that suspicion. I love her "Hollywood Food Chart," especially the "Does not apply to French people" disclaimer.

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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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I got about ten minutes of reading at Starbucks in before I had to work and go about my day 😒

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Alright, THIS is an #audiobook. (And it's about time I listen to this one.)

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Bailedbailed

Bailing just over a minute into this #audiobook because I can't stand the narrator's voice. She sounds computerized, like Siri or Stephen Hawking's text-to-speech. I do still want to read this one, but will have to do so the "old-fashioned" way.

CouronneDhiver That's a shame! 😒 Narration is important, people. 2y
katedensen @CouronneDhiver Agreed! I also felt this way about 2y
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For Day 15 of #MayBookFlowers: #fruit ???

This is such a weird (but truly great) book. I actually included it in a list of ten contemporary titles about dysfunctional families on my weekly "Kate Curates the Internet" blog post yesterday. The list is called "Unhappy In Its Own Way." ?

To see the list (and the rest of the post--there's actually a bunch of bookish stuff on there this week including some funny HP jokes): http://bit.ly/2qjEk6u

KarenUK I loved this weird little book 💕👍 2y
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Got this email from NYPL last night--going to finally "read" this one. Also excited to start listening to audiobooks again!

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For Mother's Day and my aunt's birthday, @LBApple (my best friend and cousin) and I did a third installment of this infamous (at least in our family) Wonder Woman photo. Here we are at age 3, age 16, and now (age 29). Next installment: age 42...oy!

TheWordJar Adorable!! 2y
Zelma Love it! 💕 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg love it! 2y
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Nat_Reads I love this!! 2y
Cinfhen Fierce & Fabulous ❤️❤️ 2y
melbeautyandbooks Love it! 2y
CoffeeBooksRepeat Love this!! 2y
LeahBergen This is so great! ❤️ 2y
CherylDeFranceschi So cute! 2y
moranadatter ❤️💛❤️ 2y
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