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kyraleseberg

kyraleseberg

Joined October 2016

www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com | Avid reader/reviewer. Accidental homesteader. Lover of pasta & rock 'n roll. Goodreads: kyraleseberg
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Revelator: A novel | Daryl Gregory
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I've been waiting foreverrrr on libby because my local hasn't purchased a copy and I am promptly devouring it. It's incredible so far!

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The Night Shift | Alex Finlay
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I've been reading an ARC of the tagged book this weekend and also harvested our first flush of blue oyster mushrooms! I made a yummy Mongolian mushroom dish with the entire pound of it last night.
A local farm was selling the grow kit and I couldn't resist trying it out!

Alfoster Wow, very cool!👍 2d
DivineDiana Now, that‘s what I call a success! 👏🏻🍄 👏🏻 2d
BrittanyReads Beautiful! And tasty! 2d
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BkClubCare Cool! 2d
Tamra Lucky you - how fun! 2d
kyraleseberg @Alfoster @DivineDiana @BrittanyReads @BkClubCare @Tamra Thank you all, it's a fun little experiment (and yay for indoors in winter!) and was very tasty!! 16h
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This is snow in the South 😆 but she has loved every second of it. It'll be gone within the next couple hours ❄️💖

Dragon Cute unicorn 🦄 hat 💚🐉 3d
kyraleseberg @Dragon Yesss, her great aunt found those ear warmers and couldn't resist gifting them because she's the biggest 🦄 fan ever!! 2d
Dragon 🦄❤️ 2d
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Homicide and Halo-Halo | Mia P. Manansala
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Enjoying the second book in this cozy series!

ICantImReading Ooh I‘m looking forward to this! 😍 2w
kyraleseberg @ICantImReading It was a fun sequel!! 2d
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First ARC from Library Thing and it's absolutely perfect because my eight-year-old is named Haven and she is obsessed with cats and reading 🥰

Rissa1 My 9 year old is also named Haven. 2w
kyraleseberg @Rissa1 It's a pretty cool name ☺️ 2w
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Woke up to a Goodreads win! I was on a roll a couple years ago with wins and then they suddenly stopped 🤷‍♀️
I'm happy to start the year with this book! 🎉

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These are some very peculiar stories and I can't stop listening

mdemanatee Yes; I love her work so much! 3w
kyraleseberg @mdemanatee It is so unique and disquieting, I really didn't want to stop reading because I was too interested in what the next off-the-wall story would be! 2w
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Immediately charming + cozy. A perfect start to a new reading year!

Lesliereads “charming and cozy”😍 3w
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My Reading Life | Pat Conroy
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My top ten for 2021!

Emilymdxn I loved Night Bitch SO much! 4w
kyraleseberg @Emilymdxn Me too 😍 4w
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My Reading Life | Pat Conroy
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Not bad at all considering how dramatic the year was (globally and personally). I'll post my favorites soon!

DivineDiana Incredible achievement! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 4w
kyraleseberg @DivineDiana Thank you!! 💕 4w
Cupcake12 Wow! 4w
Reggie Great Job! 4w
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Listening to this collection. I love how Rick Bragg's career is a continuous love letter to the South and his family 💖

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Jump start for January book club 🤙

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Trejo is a memorable actor and his life is absolutely fascinating! Just now hearing about his brief time with Charles Manson in prison 😳

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Me, trying to keep a writing schedule going after my creative writing class ended at the beginning of December 😭
I hadn't written in years and this short class was the kick I needed to be motivated and inspired... and I haven't written a word since the final class 😒 hoping it's just the holiday chaos and I'll find my way back to the page again in 2022 🤞

Caroline2 Me too. 🤦‍♀️ 1mo
kyraleseberg @Caroline2 I hope you find the motivation you need 🙌 2w
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Almost done with tagged book and I'm loving it though it doesn't have quite the same magic as book one.
Christmas photo of my two kids this year 💖

LiteraryinLawrence Whoa, I had no idea there would be a sequel! Stacking! 1mo
AmyG How cute! 1mo
kyraleseberg @LiteraryinLawrence It's a fun series, this book leaves us with some new subplots! 2w
kyraleseberg @AmyG Thank you ☺️ 2w
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Morning view after dropping my daughter at school and coming home to read on my day off 🙌

Erinreadsthebooks 😍😍😍 1mo
EvieBee Wow! Gorgeous! 1mo
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Hey all,
I am still around and reading even though I've been extremely quiet.
Lots of life stuff but I'm surviving.

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If you need some stress relief, I highly recommend holding an itty bitty sleeping bunny 🐇🥰
...and reading, of course 😉📚

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg tooooo cuuuute!!!! 💕💕💕 2mo
Texreader Awwwwww!!! 🥰 2mo
Hooked_on_books Look at the bun-bun! 😍🐰 2mo
tracey38 ❤❤❤ 2mo
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Harriett's Bookshop | Philadelphia, PA (Bookstore)
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This stopped me in my tracks on Twitter today!
I stay home the weekend after Thanksgiving but plan to support my local indie next week after work 🙌

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Impulse borrow from libby

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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Latest audio for work commute today 🪕

Ava_Black Love her! This one looks like a winner! 3mo
kyraleseberg @Ava_Black She's the best and this was excellent on audio 2w
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Love to see Richard Osman mention Caroline Kepnes' Joe Goldberg in THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE 😆

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Devoured all 107 pages in one sitting!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Housework + audio this afternoon

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The Public Library: A Photographic Essay | Ann Patchett, Bill Moyers, Robert Dawson
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Never fails. Every time. 🤦‍♀️

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Ooh this is funny & steamy! 🔥

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Happy anniversary! | Robin Kring
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Celebrating 5 years on Litsy today! 😁🎉

julesG Happy Litsyversary 🎂🎉 3mo
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 3mo
Jas16 Happy Litsyversary 🎉🙌🏽📚 3mo
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Reggie Happy Litsyversary!!! 3mo
Linsy Happy Litsy Anniversary!!! 🥳 3mo
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Linsy Amazing!!! 3mo
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Saga Book Three | Brian K. Vaughan
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Saga returns in January!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

vivastory So excited!!! 4mo
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Mehso-so

Meh, creepy but with no character development and barely digging into the backstory of the crumbling mansion, this one didn't live up to the hype for me.

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Mrs Death Misses Death | Salena Godden
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This is a quirky book that knocks me out with so many random truths and then leaves me scratching my head with peculiarity that doesn't work for me at times.
I think I love it 🤷‍♀️

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Mrs March | Virginia Feito
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Seems to be a love it or hate it with no in-between. Curious to find which camp I fall in!

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Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur Vol. 1: BFF | Brandon Montclare, Amy Reeder
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There are no words for the level of excitement my daughter and I have for this upcoming D+ show (set to premiere in Feb 2022!) We are huge fans of the comic series and can't wait to see Lunella's screen debut 🤩🙌

https://screenrant.com/moon-girl-devil-dinosaur-show-steve-loter-update/

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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Not really my usual but I'm breezing through this audio and enjoying it

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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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So excited for these upcoming books on my #NetGalley shelf 🙌

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Apex Magazine February 2018 | Brian Keene, Lesley Conner, P. Clark, Alix Harrow, Walker McKnight
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I've become a huge fan of Alix E. Harrow this year and really enjoyed this short story about a witchy librarian and the idea of books as literal portals of escape 🧹📚
You can read it here:
https://apex-magazine.com/a-witchs-guide-to-escape-a-practical-compendium-of-por...

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Taking advantage of the NetGalley app a lot these days! Started the tagged book today and it's definitely holding my interest! Spooky vibes for sure, keeping with my current theme 🎃🕸️🕷️

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Complete Stories | Flannery O'Connor
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suvata So very true 4mo
TiredLibrarian Great quote. 4mo
Branwen This is the truest thing I've ever heard! 4mo
Lesliereads Beautifully said 4mo
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An eerie, atmospheric, ambiguous short story perfect for spooky season 🎃
You can read it here: https://www.tor.com/2020/10/28/the-little-witch-m-rickert/

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So far this is a fun spooky season read 🎃💀

rsteve388 This looks.good. I am thinking of listening to it. 4mo
Lesliereads “Fun spooky season read” 4mo
kyraleseberg @rsteve388 It was an interesting story - instead of a retelling it's a look at what happens to Brom and Katrina 20 years after Ichabod disappeared. Let me know how the audio is! 4mo
kyraleseberg @Lesliereads My favorite time of year 🎃🤗 4mo
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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Mehso-so

I was excited for this noir but unfortunately the slooooooow burn fizzled out and the ho-hum climax made this a frustrating read. Still, an interesting piece of history which is why I gave it a so-so instead of a pan.

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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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This was an unexpected piece of historical fiction from Colson Whitehead. It's an atmospheric crime caper about a furniture salesman that wants to provide for his family and gets caught up in some shady dealings thanks to his cousin. While it's a pick, I'm bummed that so many interesting characters had so little to do as the story time jumps and back pedals where we could use some good action rather than telling.

vivastory I will definitely be reading this since it's Whitehead, but a bit bummed by the mixed reviews 4mo
kyraleseberg @vivastory Very interested for your thoughts on it! 4mo
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Harlem Shuffle: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Excited to begin this #ARC today thanks to Doubleday + NetGalley!

AmyG Oooo please review it for us! 5mo
kyraleseberg @AmyG I definitely will. About a quarter of the way in now and loving this heist gone wrong! 5mo
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Excited to devour this entire issue of Oxford American but I may have to jump immediately to the new Deesha Philyaw story.
(I'm still recovering from being knocked out by the tagged book!)

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This was a fantastic story with so many well developed quirky characters. Loved the audio!

Bette I read this a couple of years ago. It was so good. 😊👍 5mo
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My Heart Is a Chainsaw | Stephen Graham Jones
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Oh man. Highly anticipated and I was bored to tears the first 75%, it just could not get off the ground. The final quarter delivered the horror but the slow burn had frustrated me so much instead of building the anticipation.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yeah, this did not live up to my expectations…😢 5mo
AmyG Thanks for the heads up. (edited) 5mo
SamAnne Well dang. I‘ve been looking forward to this one! 5mo
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kyraleseberg @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😟 so bummed I slogged all the way through this. 4mo
kyraleseberg @AmyG Absolutely. Hope you enjoy this one more than I did! 4mo
kyraleseberg @SamAnne It definitely wasn't for me and certainly not the SGJ I'll be recommending but he's a fantastic writer. 4mo
SamAnne @kyraleseberg well dang. Have read some real mixed reviews for sure. 4mo
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So excited for this NetGalley approval 🙌🤩
I adored book one and can't wait to see what Finlay is up to next!

Clwojick Agreed! I just finished book one earlier this week. I loved it! 5mo
kyraleseberg @Clwojick I'm definitely going to re-read book one before I dive in to this - it was so much fun! 4mo
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Falling | T J Newman
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After seeing a lot of #LitsyLove for this, I put a hold on the audio recently and it finally became available this afternoon!

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Short pitstop in Elberton, GA recently to see the Georgia Guidestones after listening to a Sinisterhood podcast episode. Interesting to see in-person, super mysterious back story!

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Tattoos and Clues | Trixie Silvertale
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Continuing on with this cozy mystery series while I can fig preserves.