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kissxxmyxxconverse

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Joined April 2016

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Gods Behaving Badly | Marie Phillips

I‘m very familiar with feeling guilty. It‘s one of the things you have to learn to be a Christian. 😂

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How It Went Down | Kekla Magoon
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One of my first thoughts after a tragedy is for the parents of people who are killed. And this broke my heart

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The Enchanted: A Novel | Rene Denfeld
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So Litsy is throwing a fit about me posting a picture that had my review of this book. To summarize: beautiful writing, but didn‘t make sense with the story. Nor did the POV. So disappointing, and I DNF-ed at 68 pages. Only the 10th book I‘ve ever DNF-ed :(

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I‘m already caught in the flurry of this one. I‘m listening to the audiobook and the actor is great, but I‘m still missing some stuff and having to go back. Hopefully I can get accustomed to the cadence of this book, because the story itself is riveting.

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VERY much enjoyed this one. It‘s funny and true, and told simply. Totally recommend!

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The Enchanted: A Novel | Rene Denfeld
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The look in her eyes is of a person who drank from the end of a gun barrel and found it delicious.

Reggie Yikes!!!! 13mo
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“Speaking to a human you cared about, I realized, was so fraught with hidden danger that it was a wonder people bothered speaking at all.”
TRUTH. That‘s why I never talk and only read.

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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I couldn‘t NOT get this one 😭👍🏻📚

Drnkpnkprincess Such a good deal! 13mo
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To be a human is to state the obvious. Repeatedly, over and over, until the end of time.

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The most important question about a book 😂 follow up question being if the dog is happy and healthy at the end. Anyway this book is already making me laugh, and I‘m barely 20 pages in. I‘m hopeful for the rest!

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Something in Between | Melissa de la Cruz
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I love my country. I love America. Being American is as much a part of me as breathing.
Except it turns out I‘m not American where it counts.
On paper.

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Lies We Tell Ourselves | Robin Talley
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I couldn‘t figure out how I felt about this book until now. The story should‘ve stopped at what she was telling about integration. It was powerful, heartbreaking, and genuine.
And then dropped a toxic, unrealistic, and offensive lesbian romance. Not that interracial couples aren‘t a thing (pictured: me and my wife), but because the white girl still wasn‘t convinced black people are worthy like white people. Nope. Nope. Just no.

britt_brooke Ugh, that‘s frustrating! 😣 This is a great photo, though, so thanks for sharing. 1y
Well-ReadNeck ❤️📸 1y
kissxxmyxxconverse @britt_brooke it sucks because the integration piece was SO GOOD. If it weren‘t for the shitty romance it‘d be a 5 star 1y
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britt_brooke @kissxxmyxxconverse Thats so disappointing. 1y
kgriffith The fuck?? 1y
kissxxmyxxconverse @kgriffith it has great reviews on goodreads. I don‘t understand 1y
kgriffith @kissxxmyxxconverse Yeah, there‘s a reason I don‘t trust GR ratings/reviews like I do LT‘s. It‘s like IMDb vs Rotten Tomatoes. 1y
sprainedbrain Well that sucks... I had this one on my tbr, but I think I will skip it. Lovely photo, though! ❤️ 1y
Eyelit Love the photo - sorry the book sucked! 1y
rachelsbrittain Such a lovely picture!! And thanks for the review 1y
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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So, so good. I love Xiomara‘s journey and how it isn‘t entirely clean in the end. For sure worth a read.

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I Am Alfonso Jones | Tony Medina
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How is this not talked about more? This is a BLM-inspired graphic novel told from the perspective of the victim‘s ghost, who travels through recent history to other incidences of police brutality. It can be confusing at times, but it‘s so poignant.

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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again.

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We Are the Ants | Shaun David Hutchinson
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So, this is embarrassing. I thought Litsy didn‘t work on iPhone X for some reason, so I‘ve been gone 😂 buuuut I just hit my goal of 50 books this year and this one is badass! Not a bad book to finish with

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The ending could‘ve been better, but the journey was GREAT.

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So many words for this book. But please just read it. The story is fleshed out, and the artwork is beautiful. They complement each other so perfectly.

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Hits me right through the heart.

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Mehso-so

I just really feel like I was missing something. This has gotten some great reviews, but I just didn‘t see it.

No_One Hahahahahaha!!!!!! The mascara bit was the weirdest thing I had ever read. So much plot centred around something so unbelievable! 😂😂 2y
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This one was funny and felt true to the source material. Definitely worth a read!

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The Leaving | Tara Altebrando
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It wasn‘t the worst, but it was disappointing.

ContraryMary Such potential but something was missing. 2y
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It took a full third of the book before the incident in question even happened. I‘m hoping it picks up from here, because I don‘t love it yet 😕

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Mehso-so

This was beautifully written, but I think a lot of the nuance was lost on me due to the time period. I didn't get the draw of Carol, but I LOVED the language Therese used to describe her. All in all, I'm still glad I read it.

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Eligible | Curtis Sittenfeld
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I just started reading this one and it's cracking me up! Austen is kind of hard for me to get into, but I love retellings and so far this one has the spirit of Pride and Prejudice without the language, which was difficult for me to wade through.

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Love letters ❤️

MicheleinPhilly *swoon* 2y
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Happiness was a little like flying, she thought, like being a kite.

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Good Omens | Gaiman, Neal
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YOU GUYS THIS IS NOT A DRILL. David Tennant and Michael Sheen's first photo on the set of Good Omens. ❤️❤️❤️

rachelm I squealed when I saw it. 2y
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Patchwork Poetry | Mel Finefrock

So excited to read this one! Starting soon, because I'm severely lacking poetry in life, and she has such a unique perspective.

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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Because duh.

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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Idk what's taken me so long to read this, but now I'm pissed about it. The narration from the past generation of gay men taken by AIDS was not my favorite thing at first, but I grew to love it. And thus, this picture is of the Turtle Creek Chorale in Dallas.

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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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Y'all. This is SO REAL.

No_One I can't imagine the strength it must take to come out. How can anyone predict the reception they will receive? Any of a million responses. I think (I hope) it's getting easier in the 21st Century. ❤ #loveislove 2y
mrozzz Whoa 😢 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse @No_One it's for sure getting easier across the board, but there's still a lot to be desired. This book is so good, and shows a lot of those different reactions 2y
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Two Boys Kissing | David Levithan
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So, confession: I have never read this book. Verdict: I am the worst gay.
But I'm starting it now, and am liking the first 20 pages!

No_One Hahaha, no you're not!! 😂😂🖒 2y
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Mehso-so

It was funny and interesting, but forgettable in the end. I read it because it was on my tbr for several years 😂

tpixie At least it's done ✅ 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse @tpixie yes! Now I only have 693 books on my tbr 😂😂 2y
tpixie Lol. I feel your pain! 2y
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Tentatively a pick.
I've never been a skinny person. I consider myself to be a reasonably well-adjusted now, but I made enough bad decisions out of insecurity. The main character is not likable. Her insecurities warp her sense of self and how she related to others. I was never as bad as her, but I can see some of myself in her, and relate to the feelings that made her unbearable. This was a hard read, but I think it was beneficial for me to do so

LauraBeth You're lovely! 2y
LauraBrook You're beautiful! As a fellow not-skinny person, I have this book but have been hesitant to pick it up after hearing others say the same thing about the narrator. I'll read it eventually, but I'm not in a hurry! 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse Thanks, Lauras! Lol @LauraBrook it's definitely not one I'd recommend for everyone. And depending on where you are with self acceptance and love, it may or may not be a good read. But I'd love to see your thoughts if you do! And @LauraBeth thank you 😊 2y
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I really enjoyed this book. It's not usually my taste, but it made me laugh and I ended up liking their dynamic after my initial hesitation with Josh.
(Also, there is a sex scene in here that is the least cheesy I've ever read. Yay!)

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My wife is not a huge reader, but this is one of her favorites. It's a beautiful little book, with some great insights. Also, who can read this inscription??

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Young Elites | Marie Lu
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I am far too lazy to re-type my review lol. This one was okay, but gave me enough to continue with hope into book two.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer | Andrea Beaty
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Love this book! And I looked into different women in engineering, so here's a photo and quick blurb from some online magazine 😂

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Mixed Me! | Taye Diggs
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My nephew, who is the cutest and the best, is mixed. And now I have to get him this book (along with any of mine and my wife's future children).

Books_Wine_Repeat Super cute!! 😍😍 2y
BookishFeminist Already giving the best side eye 👀 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse @BookishFeminist he comes from a family with a LOT of attitude 😂 2y
DebinHawaii Adorable! 💙 2y
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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It was super promising, but didn't end the way I wanted it to.

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The Young Elites | Marie Lu
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So I'm almost finished with this one, and am becoming more and more intrigued with these little blurbs before the chapter. This one is gorgeous, but not all of them make sense just yet.

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So far, I'm really enjoying this book!! One of my favorite tropes, of it's done well. House points for the first person to name the movie this photo is from ❤️

rachelsbrittain I'm pretty sure it's Spaceballs, right? 😂 2y
LauraBrook Spaceballs! 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse Y'all both win! Lol 2y
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George | Alex Gino
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"But Melissa didn't nod off for a moment. She couldn't. She was too busy remembering the best week of her life. So far."

UGH HOW IS ONE BOOK SO TOUCHING AND WONDERFUL. I don't know how to handle all these feelings!!!!

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George | Alex Gino
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I love her!! Anyone else a Sense8 fan??
Also, for this reason alone, this was an auto-checkout 😂

Bibliogeekery Love her. Love Sense8. Love this book. ❤️ #transbooks 2y
rachelsbrittain Ooh I've been wanting to read this, and I didn't realize she narrated the audiobook! 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse @Bibliogeekery I loved it so much. And she was a great narrator! 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse @rachelsbrittain I never picked up the book, but I 1000000% recommend the audiobook! It's so touching and I loved it! 2y
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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So, I'm trying to tackle the larger books on my tbr. This was super-hyped for a hot minute, but I've seen some really negative reviews since then. Here's hoping it's good, and I'm not burned by my first long tbr-pile book 📚

mrozzz I enjoyed this one. The format is out of the norm which is part of why I liked it so much. 2y
kissxxmyxxconverse @mrozzz That's part of why I wanted to pick it up! I love the format, I just wish there was more of it! 2y
mrozzz Me toooooooo 2y
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I'm not bipolar, but this goes for me as well in my mental health circles 😂😂

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I'm two chapters in, and I love this so much. I love that she's acknowledging the romanticism of mental illness, especially when it come to artistic creativity. Can't wait to be able to finish this!

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When Dimple Met Rishi | Sandhya Menon
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One thing I really loved about this book was female friendship. So here's a pic of one of the most precious female friendships.
I also really loved how sex was discussed, with weight on consent and safety. I loved women helping women. I loved the little insights into being an Indian American. I loved the fluff.
This book is exactly what I needed ❤️

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This is a great fucking book. It's a slow burn story, that's pitched kind of as a romance, but honestly the romance wasn't even the best part. That would easily go to the main character's BLOG. This is an excellent way to illustrate how her experience as a non-American black immigrant to the US differs from American-born black people, and why it matters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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