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LitHousewife

Joined February 2016

2015 Audiobook Blogger of the Year
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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Riley and I highly recommend Jennifer Weiner‘s latest. Her work just keeps getting better and better. This novel takes place in my home state of Michigan. The little details there initially brought me in, but the stories of Jo and Bettie were compelling. This book spoke to me so much as a newly single mom of teenage girls. Weiner nailed the MI and the mom details. It also spoke to the pain and injustice in the US from the 60s through today.

GypsyKat Awe! I love seeing the #DogsOfLitsy ❤️ 8mo
LitHousewife @GypsyKat I haven‘t been around much recently, so I completely missed that there was a #DogsOfLitsy tag. Now I‘ll be using it all of the time. Riley just joined the family before Christmas. 8mo
GypsyKat @LitHousewife Well you‘ve got a beautiful new fur baby there. 😊 8mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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I love it when my hometown is mentioned in a book! This story is set in Detroit and I love all of the references to the Detroit Tigers, too.

mjdowens I must read this. I am going back to Detroit this weekend for a visit. Miss my hometown 8mo
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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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Last weekend I went to the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville. I went to a panel where Greer Macallister speak. I just had to read it. While I wouldn‘t consider it a thriller as it was billed, I enjoyed the book and would most definitely recommend it. Who wouldn‘t be interested in a book where the narrator gets herself admitted to an asylum to save her sister?

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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This book is amazing. I‘m so glad it attracted my attention.

Penny_LiteraryHoarders I bought this one as soon as it came out. I want to read it soon because I know it's going to be amazing. Thanks for confirming! 10mo
cathysaid Yes...loved this book! 10mo
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Praise the Lord!!! I‘ve been dying to find out what happens next! #cormoranstrike

Owlizabeth FINALLY!! 1y
sprainedbrain Omg finally!! ❤️ 1y
LitHousewife @Owlizabeth @sprainedbrain We‘ve waited long enough, haven‘t we??? 1y
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Praise the Lord!!! I‘ve been dying to find out what happens next! #cormoranstrike

Chelsea.Poole Me too! Thanks for posting this news 🙌🏻 1y
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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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This really caught my eye this morning now that I‘m listening to The Music Shop. I normally wouldn‘t be drawn to something like this, but I‘m intrigued.

Caterina I really enjoyed this book when I read it several years ago! Many of the information stuck with me and I still bring it up regularly! 2y
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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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Well, after 33 audiobooks since October 15, a second full time job, my role as Audie Awards judge is complete! Hallelujah! How do I celebrate? By listening to another audiobook. 😂 I had been saying I would take a long break, bu I love them too much. #obsessed #audiobooklover #audiobooksforever

Beckys_Books I put this on my wish list since it's not yet available. Is like to hear a sample before I buy it. 2y
TeeCee Kudos on all the hard work that goes into judging!! 2y
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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Thank you so much to @Cupofjo for these fantastic #SecretSanta gifts for the #litsygoespostalOG exchange. While I can do without mention of the Buckeyes 😂, this suits me from head to toe. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and resolves to love the shit out of yourself in 2018.

Owlizabeth Yaaaaaaay!!! 2y
KimM I loved The Gifts of Imperfection ❤️ 2y
Cupofjo I‘m so glad you love everything, almost.. (Go Bucks! 😂) 2y
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Special Announcement... | University of Michigan. Summer session. Colleges of Engineering and Architecture
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve posted here. Life (work) has gotten in the way of my reading. I haven‘t finished book in print since mid September. I‘ve continued to listen to audiobooks, but I‘ve really been blah. Then I found out something awesome: I‘m an Audies judge! This is quite an honor. The one downside is that I can‘t share the category or audiobooks I‘m judging. Still, I‘m happy to be a part of this event. Like Frazier, I‘m listening. 🙂

Smrloomis Ooh, enjoy it! 😁 2y
Suet624 Congrats! 2y
moranadatter Congratulations! 2y
Leelee.reads It‘s been a month since you posted! Just sending a hello! Hope all is well 😊 2y
DivineDiana Fantastic! 2y
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When We Were Worthy | Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
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I'm so glad to be listening to this right now. I'm developing a bit of a cold and good fiction narrated by Joshilyn Jackson is sure to take my mind of the growing misery in my head. This book and this cold is going to hit hard.

Megabooks Stacking. You rarely steer me wrong! 2y
LitHousewife @Booksandcooks Early days, but I'm really enjoying it. I'll keep you posted. 2y
BookNAround I just bought this one the other day. 2y
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The Fatal Flame | Lyndsay Faye
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Thanks for your help. I'm off to spend some time with Timothy Wilde.

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Help Me Please | Barbara D'Amato
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I can't decide what to read next. Historical fiction, a book in one of my favorite series, or Oscar Wao? Can you help a girl out on a Saturday night?

Karkar The middle one! 2y
LitHousewife @Karkar Thanks! It is very tempting! I love Timothy Wilde. 2y
Owlizabeth Continue the series! 2y
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mcipher Series-es are perfect weekend reads. Killer pillow! 2y
LitHousewife @mcipher Yes! My cousin sells 31 and I love that pillow. It comfy to read while leaning into it. 🙂 2y
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I was going to say either the Lindsay Faye or Villa America! I really enjoyed Villa America!! I need to get back to Faye's series though! 2y
Megabooks Series! 2y
EvieBee Your pillow! Soooo cute!! 2y
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After a slow first half, I really enjoyed this audiobook. In the end, this did for me what Life After Life did not. Peter Kenny did a great job with voices and tone. I'll look to pick more of his audiobooks down the road.

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It took me a while to get into this one, but I'm addicted now. Peter Kenny is a great narrator. Just a little over an hour left and I can't wait to find out what happens.

JoeStalksBeck Just dl it❤️ 2y
LitHousewife @JoeStalksBeck I hope you enjoy it, too! 2y
JoeStalksBeck I'm gonna try to start it tonight. I have so many going right now 2y
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saresmoore I've been listening to this for what seems like forever, but I'm only about 30% in. Does it pick up from there? My mind has been wandering a lot while listening. 2y
LitHousewife @saresmoore It picked up for me around the 40-50% mark. I'm glad I stuck with it, too. 2y
saresmoore Oh, good. I will stick with it! 2y
LitHousewife 🤞🤞🤞🤞 2y
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The Year of the Gadfly | Jennifer Miller
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I have left this book at work since Monday and the only thing I care about is the bookmark I'll need when I start something new. No surer sign needed to bail than that.

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Mehso-so

While I enjoyed Clare Corbett and Emilia Fox's performances (especially teenage Bella), this book was just okay for me. Jessie was annoying for the most part. The would have enjoyed this more if it simply told the story of the Wilde sisters alone.

BethFishReads Awwwww. I liked the double time periods 2y
Leelee.reads I've been thinking about your user name lately since I am around teenagers all day at the high school. And as you probably know, "lit" is what they all throw around to mean "super f'ing amazing." I'm loving the double meaning in your user name! ?? 2y
LitHousewife @Leelee.reads Thank you! It was entirely unintentional. When I picked my Twitter handle it was easier to abbreviate literate than housewife. I've gotten some ribbing from coworkers over the years, so it's nice to know how forward thinking I really was. 😂😂😂 2y
LitHousewife @BethFishReads I usually do, too. Just not for me this time around. 2y
BethFishReads Shoot. But, yeah, not all books are for everyone 2y
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The Year of the Gadfly | Jennifer Miller
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The end of summer means it's time for autumn leaves. No better time to read this book. #backtoschool

britt_brooke Beautiful cover! 2y
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Red Hook Road: A Novel | Ayelet Waldman
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This book was so, so good. I loved every bit of each character's journeys. If you enjoy character driven novels, be sure to pick this one up. Now I need to find some more Ayelet Waksman novels. Her writing is beautiful.

Lola I adore her writing. Years ago, I sent her an email telling her so and she actually emailed me back. I was in book-nerd heaven for days 😍 2y
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The weather is gorgeous today, so I started this audiobook and took a 4 mile hike. So far it's interesting, but not necessarily great. Early days yet, though. I do enjoy both Clare Corbett and Emilia Fox's narration.

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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
Mehso-so

In the end, I enjoyed this book. The last six hours of the audiobook were compulsive for me. I just found the story too long. There were enough surprises without the need, I feel, for the side story with the detective. I don't know how memorable this will be for me.

The narrator's, while not great, got the job done. I wouldn't not listen to them again. I also wouldn't seek out listening to them again.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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I enjoyed this book. I liked the idea of a new generation of detectives in the Holmes & Watson families and the increased tension they have at boarding school. I get how you can be furious and frustrated with someone and then have your heart melt when you're reminded of who they are to you. It's been a rough few months for me and Emma, but catching her like this (on a bale of hay no less - yikes!) makes me happy to be her Mom. She's worth it all.

balletbookworm His dad's list of rules for dealing with a Holmes cracked me up 2y
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Red Hook Road: A Novel | Ayelet Waldman
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I've really dug into this book over the past couple of days. Its fascinating. This paragraph questioning the concept that God doesn't give you more than you can handle has made me think all morning. This may not be the most uplifting read for a long holiday weekend, but I'm constantly drawn to it, so I'll take it.

Megabooks This is a really hard concept for people to tell you when you've had a lot of stuff happen in your life. It's like, should I pray to be weak? 2y
LitHousewife @Booksandcooks I agree and I'm sure I've said that to others because I know I've said it to myself for reassurance. Sometimes I don't think through those traditional things I say. It might be better to say that God will give you the strength you need to make it through. I believe that. I believe you're not alone. 2y
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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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Well, I was going to read Red Hook Road, but A Study in Charlotte sidetracked me. I wish this shy poet from my ❤️ Michigan was a main character. #PureMichigan

MrBook I need to get to Michigan someday. 2y
LitHousewife @MrBook Oh, yes! I would especially suggest along Lake Michigan. So pretty! 2y
MrBook Aww, now I have a hankering for Michigan! 😜😆🙌🏻 2y
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What She Knew: A Novel | Gilly Macmillan
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Today I started this audiobook. I'm definitely in the mood for a British mystery/thriller. Fingers crossed that it doesn't disappoint.

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Private | James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
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Okay for free. Peter Hermann did an okay job narrating. It fit the book. Not a huge Patterson fan, but it was an easy book that required little of me. Sometimes you need that.

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Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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Just okay for me. It was too long with Crusoe's rambling about mundane things. Passages about "savages," slaves, and women made parts are well out of place today. It was nice to listen with Simon Vance, but even he couldn't make this one magical.

I know my Grandma loved this book. Perhaps I would have if enjoyed it more if I was younger.

BkClubCare Some classics are just TOUGH! Glad SV could help out. 😉 2y
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Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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It's a funny thing about getting new clothes that you love. They make you feel good in your skin as it is. Then, you find yourself wanting to take better care of yourself. True, you don't want stress eat your way out of them, but that's not really it. You're excited by your life instead of burdened by it. You want to fuel your body accordingly. You want to move in your body accordingly. Listening to Simon Vance is an added benefit. #ILoveDia&Co

BethFishReads 💕💕💕💕💕 so proud and happy to call you a friend online and in real life. You're an inspiration to me 2y
Megabooks Awesome!! So happy! It's been really great getting to know you. 👍🏻👍🏻 💜💜💜 2y
LitHousewife @BethFishReads Thank you so much. I sure have my ups and downs, but I've gone into anything being happy with myself as I am. I think that may make all the difference. I'm so thankful to you that you're always there to cheer me on. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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BooksForEmpathy ❤️❤️❤️. 2y
britt_brooke 💚💚💚 2y
Lola I just ❤️ my fab #LGPOG mailing buddy 👯🔥💐💕 2y
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Leelee.reads 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain Love this post! ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
josie281 So much YES! 2y
LitsyGoesPostalOG Amazing ❤️ We love you, Jenn! 2y
CouronneDhiver 😃👍 2y
LitHousewife @Booksandcooks Right back at you!!! 2y
LitHousewife @Lola Aww!! Thank you! Your latest #LPGOG rotation and other goodies are headed your way. 🙂 2y
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Red Hook Road: A Novel | Ayelet Waldman
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I saw a Facebook post about this book, remembered that I've owned it for awhile, and decided to make it my next read. I'm only 30 pages in, but I love Waldman's writing. I'm thankful for Facebook prompts.

AmyWrites I absolutely loved this book. I also loved the premise, because in theory it shouldn't work. But it's such a great story and she tells it so well! 2y
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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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I really, really enjoyed this one. It was a sassy, cozy mystery. That was exactly what was called for following the events in Charlottesville last weekend. Books really are my rock during stormy times. I can't wait to see what Veronica and Stoker get up to next. January isn't too far away. 🙂

Cathythoughts Well said about books being rocks 📚I wholeheartedly agree 🙏 2y
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Robinson Crusoe | Daniel Dafoe
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When my grandmother passed away, she left her family her life story. I had the honor of typing the story for the rest of the family. In her life story, she included her favorite books from childhood. Robinson Crusoe was one of them. I picked it as my next audiobook. This wasn't a difficult choice with Simon Vance, my absolutely favorite narrator at the helm. Let's see what getting stranded on a desert island is like. It may not be that bad.

Zelma What a great gift to your family. We found a notepad after my father-in-law died that was the start of his parents' story and small details about their lives. I think he was trying to do the same when he got sick. 2y
Megabooks How wonderful! I hope you love it! 💕💕 2y
Cinfhen Love that! What a wonderful gift 2y
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LitHousewife @Zelma Grandma worked on here for almost 20 years on and off. Toward the end she started repeating stories. I really treasure it. 2y
LitHousewife @Booksandcooks Fingers crossed! Simon Vance will make me happy no matter what, though. 🙂 2y
LitHousewife @Cinfhen I need to make sure I do the same. Grandma hand wrote all of hers. Having that is special, too. 2y
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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I loved this novella! Michael C. Hall was phenomenal as narrator. I was more than impressed with his work. Truman Capote impressed me as well. I'd only previously read In Cold Blood. It was great. I wasn't sure how he'd translate to fiction. Now I'll have to watch the movie this weekend. I've heard there are differences. I'll be curious to see what they are. Good stuff!

ValerieAndBooks A few years ago, I did watch the movie soon after reading. Yes there's some differences-- for one, I cringed at Mickey Rooney's character in the movie. 2y
arlenefinnigan The film's much more light hearted. I love it but oh God, Mickey Rooney 😱 2y
LitHousewife @ValerieAndBooks @arlenefinnigan I've heard about Mickey Rooney. That would never fly today. 2y
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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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My last audiobook dragged, so I'm hoping this three hour listen will serve as a pick me up. I've never read this novella or saw the movie, so I'm curious.

Some of these A List Audible titles are not great. Not all Hollywood actors have what it takes to narrate. For $1.95, I took a chance. Let's hope that Michael C. Hall knocks it out the park.

Jeanette I'll be curious to know! I love him in Six Feet Under. 2y
Mamashep Oh see the movie! I understand it doesn't necessarily follow the book, though. But Audrey Hepburn is worth every minute of time you spend watching! Even worth sitting through Mickey Rooney as a landlord of Asian descent. The character is awful! 2y
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Mehso-so

Today was my daughters' first day of school. I can no longer deny that I am the mother of a high schooler. To celebrate, I finished this audiobook. It was just okay for me. Not bad, not that great. If there was a rating between Pick and So-So, I would have chosen that.

From an audiobook perspective, I enjoyed Saskia Maarlaveld's narration. When the change in perspective changed quickly, there was a little more of a blur. I'd listen to her again.

Gezemice You got nothing until you have to admit your daughter is in college...😊 2y
Texreader Mine starts high school next week. And my youngest starts middle school. 😥 2y
LitHousewife @Gezemice There are many days that I dream of her leaving for college, but I know you're right. 😂 2y
LitHousewife @Texreader How did that happen? It really doesn't seem that long since my kids started kindergarten. 2y
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I cleaned my room, drove the girls around to horse lessons, and have worked on my laundry. I've listened all along. There are still two and a half hours left. Sigh. I'm ready to move on.

The next time I reach for WWII fiction, please slap my hand. I need a good, long break from it.

DivineDiana I feel the same way! 😉 2y
LitHousewife @DivineDiana Good company! 2y
LukkiAnn Agree, WWII is overdone. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love it, but I have to read something in between!! 2y
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My #5bands have mostly been in my heart for a very long time. I've seen Toad three times, Tori Amos, R.E.M., and U2 twice, and the Decemberists once. All beautiful memories. Their music brings me joy and peace. Today in particular, "This is Why We Fight" is keeping me going.

@miralunasbooknook

Zelma REM was my first concert as a teenager. 😍 2y
LitHousewife @Zelma My first concert was Jack Wagner. 😂😂😂 2y
Zelma @LitHousewife 😆 that is hilarious! Technically my first one was Neal Diamond, but REM was the first I bought tickets for and went without a parent. 😋 2y
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LitHousewife @Zelma My aunt brought me to see Jack Wagner. I would love to see Neal Diamond! The first show I saw on my own was U2. I waited in line overnight for those tickets. Well worth it. The Zoo TV tour was so much fun! 2y
Zelma @LitHousewife I've seen Neal Diamond twice and he's fantastic. Highly recommended. So envious of your U2 concert. I never got to see them. 2y
ApoptyGina69 Just saw Neil Diamond last month here in Sacramento. I've seen REM and U2 multiple times. Great photos!! Also, ❤️Jack Wagner. I still have the All I Need 45. 2y
ApoptyGina69 Almost forgot! We are seeing The Decemberists in Thursday in Oakland! 2y
ApoptyGina69 Will you be seeing Tori this time around? New album in a couple weeks... 2y
KimM REM❤️ 2y
LitHousewife @ApoptyGina69 I do, too. Jack Wagner was hot in the day. 😂 I saw The Decemberists when they toured for The King is Dead. I need to see them again. And yes for Tori Amos. I can't wait! 2y
JaclynW I need to look up the Decemberists. I've never heard their stuff. Toad the Wet Sprocket is great! I've seen them. U2 is the best! I've seen them lots, but not recently. 😕 2y
laurenbescoby Love these choices, especially Tori and R.E.M 🙌 2y
LitHousewife @JaclynW My favorite Decemberists album is The King is Dead. So good! I hope you love them, too. If you get a chance to see The Joshua Tree tour this summer, do it. It was fantastic. (edited) 2y
LitHousewife @miralunasbooknook They are so awesome. ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
JaclynW @LitHousewife The King is Dead! What a great title! I will check it out, thanks! I've heard U2's new tour was amazing (as usual)!! I'm not sure I can make it this time around unfortunately....but maybe, hopefully. Are they adding additional dates in the US?? 2y
LitHousewife @JaclynW I know they'll be playing Ford Field in Detroit on September 3rd. 🙂 2y
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The mail today reminds me of the real Charlottesville. The place of language, learning, and diversity. It is not a place of ugly, hate filled violence. I have walked the UVA campus and the mall many times without fear. That these beautiful places have been sullied by bigotry, white supremacy, and violence is heartbreaking. Charlottesville deserves better than this. Our children deserve better than this. Our country is better than this.

MicheleinPhilly Right on. My heart is so heavy. 2y
LitHousewife @MicheleinPhilly What a sad 24 hours. 2y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @LitHousewife sorry from this side of the pond 😢 it's awful. 2y
Notafraidofwords @MicheleinPhilly same. I'm frightened for myself and the people I love! 2y
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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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Since my current audiobook isn't all that compelling, I'm treating myself to something really fun in print. I love Veronica Speedwell. She's spunky and she plays by her own rules. I especially love how she gets under Stoker's skin. This will be fun.

CherylRussell Love the cover. 🙂 2y
Amie I love this series! 2y
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I don't know why I do this to myself. I'm burned out on WWII era novels. Then a new big novel comes out and I think, "Maybe this will be different." This one also has a WWI storyline, so that will add another element, right? There's nothing wrong with this book (at the 60% mark), but I don't ever want to pick it back up and start listening, either. Not DNFing yet, though.

Narrator Saskia Maarlaveld is doing a great job. At least she's a pleasure.

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The Uninvited Guests | Sadie Jones
Mehso-so

This book was a slow read for me. Then, toward the end, it just got weird. While far from the worst book I've ever read, it's not making me jump to read anything else by Sadie Jones. Not my cup of tea.

emtobiasz Agreed! I'm not sure what this book was trying to do... ☕️ 👻 2y
LitHousewife And the horse storyline was just ridiculous all around. Maybe I should have gone thumbs down. Boo! 2y
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Tonight, with more than a few tears, I finished Les Misérables. What a beautiful, beautiful book. Jean Valjean will forever be in my heart. I'm so glad that I finally met him. Victor Hugo, thank you.

#LesMisLovesCompany was one of the best reading decisions I've ever made.

merelybookish Congrats! 2y
HeatherBookNerd Beautiful redemptive story 2y
Peddler410 Thanks to your decision, I will be checking this one off my list by the end if the month. Thank you for letting #lesmislovescompany join you on this journey 😊 2y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Simona 👏👏👏I felt the same same❣️ 2y
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I'm taking a moment of silence for Gavroche. 😢😫😢 He and Fred Weasley will forever hold a place in my heart.

#LesMisLovesCompany

Laalaleighh Even in the musical this is heartbreaking. 2y
LitHousewife @Laalaleighh I am going to be watching the musical as soon as I finish the book. 2y
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And so it begins. This morning I'm starting to read the last section for #LesMisLovesCompany. I'm excited and a little sad. I don't think I'm going to want it to end. I've really enjoyed having this book and its characters with me for the past six months.

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The Enchanted: A Novel | Rene Denfeld
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This audiobook was recommended to me by @BethFishReads a while ago (and probably more than once). Probably more than once. I'm finally listening. It takes place on death row and I think I'm going to really enjoy it. Jim Frangione is a very engaging narrator.

readordierachel Excellent book. Enjoy! 2y
BethFishReads YES!!!!!!!! 2y
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The Uninvited Guests | Sadie Jones
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This is the latest book to call to me from my book shelf. I'm hoping a bit of Downton era soap opera will be just the thing to finish out the month of July.

Soubhiville Fun cover! 2y
SharonGoforth I enjoyed this one! 2y
Jess_Read_This Oh!! This just sounds intriguing!!! 2y
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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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I really enjoyed this audiobook. Jenna Lamia was expertly cast. This story was funny and touching. Polly was a fun character and I was very much touched by her love for Willow. I'm so glad I picked this one up on a whim.

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Be Good Be Real Be Crazy | Chelsey Philpot
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Mehso-so

This book was just okay for me. I couldn't believe that Homes's dads would just let this trip happen and it never clicked for me afterwards. I'm glad it's over.

I'm not so glad my love affair with Bookout is over. When I finished my book I noticed that only one book of my current reads was showing, not all three. 8 months of stats gone. I tried closing the app. Nothing changed. I deleted & redownloaded. It's as if I never used it. Sad. 😫😫😫

BookishMarginalia That sucks! 2y
Peddler410 Oh, no! What happened!? 2y
LitHousewife @Peddler410 It may have been the most recent upgrade. I downloaded that Saturday at some point. All of my stats for reading Les Mis are gone. 😫 Ah well. It's too bad Bookout doesn't store data for you. I doubt I'll get it back and now I don't trust that it will stay. We'll see how they respond back to my support email. 2y
LitHousewife @Peddler410 As an update, my Bookout is back to where it was last night before I deleted it and downloaded it again. Maybe there's hope! 2y
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Be Good Be Real Be Crazy | Chelsey Philpot
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Here's Allison after completing the ribbon race. And the sun is starting to go down. Yes!!!

cariashley That light 😍 2y
LitsyGoesPostalOG Yeah! Go Allison!!! (edited) 2y
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Be Good Be Real Be Crazy | Chelsey Philpot
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Regardless of the heat index being over 100 (hell is too nice a word to describe it), it's time for the horse show this afternoon/evening. Emma is in her element. I brought this book to read between events, but it's not very good. I'm not buying the premise at all. Instead I'll just enjoy watching my girls loving life.

LitsyGoesPostalOG Wow such a great picture! That position 🙌🏽 2y
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The Book of Polly: A Novel | Kathy Hepinstall
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When it gets hot outside, I seem to turn to Southern Fiction. My next audiobook is The Book of Polly narrated by the fabtabulous Jenna Lamia. She's the one of my favorite narrators.

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