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mrozzz

mrozzz

Joined February 2017

Could not live without a book in hand and at least two spares in my bag. Aspiring to finish and publish my own soon.
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#BOTM took a little longer than usual— but I‘m especially excited for the excellent YA selections they have had lately! Apparently they just started a subscription option just for YA??

oddandbookish Patron Saints of Nothing is so good! 1d
mrozzz @oddandbookish good to hear!! 18h
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Bunny: A Novel | Mona Awad
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Last night was a joy! Mona Awad‘s new book sounds like just right mix of weird/satire/horror for me 😄👌🏻

MrBook Nice!!! 2d
LauraJ I'm going to see her next Friday! 2d
merelybookish I'm reading it now! 2d
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JoScho Sounds great! 2d
Ruthiella I so want to read this! Do you listen to the podcast So Many Damn Books? She was just on it. 2d
readordierachel I want to read this so bad! 1d
mrozzz @LauraJ hope you have a great time!! 18h
mrozzz @merelybookish what do you think?? 😄 18h
mrozzz @Ruthiella I do not!! That‘s cool! I should look it up 😊 18h
mrozzz @readordierachel same! So glad I got to see her read from it. 18h
mrozzz @MrBook ☺️💕 18h
mrozzz @JoScho doesn‘t it?? Might need to pause my enormous TBR soon to prioritize it. 18h
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Rukhsana‘s parents act so backward, putting her daughter's future & well-being at risk for the sake of keeping their reputation sparkling- but what does a family truly have if their facade is just that and backed by anger and secrets and using religion as an excuse to control and prevent their girl from being who she is? I was so proud of her, how brave & mature she acted in the face of extreme prejudice from the people meant to love her the most.

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Let Me Hear a Rhyme | Tiffany D. Jackson
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Yesterday I had a wonderful afternoon with a few awesome ladies ☺️ Bought 2 books and acquired 2 more (thanks Katherine!!) as well as 2 glasses of rosé!)— That Bookstore is quick becoming one of my favorite local CT shops. Looking forward to seeing you all again so soon ?#bookhaul

kspenmoll So glad you took a photo, I forgot. So wonderful to meet you in person & see your gorgeous wedding photos! Appreciate you driving so far- let‘s get together again soon! ❤️ (edited) 1w
mrozzz I was so happy to have met you finally! @kspenmoll photos usually slip my mind, but the light was so good I couldn‘t help but snap the stacks. I was happy to share some of my photos with such a receptive audience 💜 I will always be up for the drive!! It was such a good afternoon and the drive allots more time with my audiobook 🤓 1w
Ncostell I had a great time too and loved seeing your beautiful wedding pictures! It was a lot of fun and such a great bookstore! 1w
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kspenmoll @Ncostell We all had such a wonderful time & talking about so many different topics was so easy with you all- flowed! @CareBear hope you got your reading in! Thanks for organizing us! I am so so happy I finally could make a meet up! ❤️❤️ (edited) 1w
CareBear @Ncostell @kspenmoll @mrozzz it felt like meeting up with old friends 💕 and I did, Katherine, thanks! I finished my book! 😊 1w
CareBear And this picture is awesome, Mel! 1w
Ncostell @kspenmoll, @CareBear, @mrozzz Yes, it was so nice to get a chance to chat and get to know one another better! 7d
mrozzz @ncostell it was so much fun!! I'm so glad everyone enjoyed my brief stroll through the big day with a few photos 😊 Yes @CareBear thanks as always for organizing! It was like meeting up with old friends and I'm looking forward to more chats/book browsing/dinner/drinks/etc. in the near future. With @kspenmoll as well of course! 7d
la_rose_noire I 💙💚🖤 the picture ! 6d
mrozzz @la_rose_noire thank you!!! 5d
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New books on Friday make for a very good start to the weekend 🤓📚📚📚 #bookhaul

swishandflick A Princess in Theory!!! Sooooo good 👏🏽 1w
mrozzz I‘ve been waiting for the perfect moment to buy it 😊 @swishandflick 1w
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Feast Your Eyes: A Novel | Myla Goldberg
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This is why I go to events!! Last night I had a fabulous time listening to Myla Goldberg, questioned by Hannah Tinti, discuss her process & inspiration for her latest book. I left feeling so inspired. 💕

Bookcation74 I love Hannah Tinti! 1w
mrozzz I‘ve never read her though I plan to! @Bookcation74 1w
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WOW. I am in pieces on the floor, reeling and desperate for whatever Polly Rosenwaike's next book will be because right now I feel like only more of her words will be able to put me back together. I am not a mother, I've not had an abortion or a miscarriage or lost a child but... these stories shook me to the core, easily handing me the empathy I needed to be rocked by the good times, and the very bad, had within these pages. 💔♥️💔♥️

marleed You‘ve sold me - stacked! 1w
Susannah Terrific review. 1w
mrozzz Thank you so much!! @Susannah 1w
mrozzz Hope you like it as much as I did! @marleed 1w
readordierachel Lovely review 💕 1w
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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UGH! Such an engaging and funny therapy session, I mean book talk, last night at Books Are Magic— like these kinds of days remind me why I go to events. J. Courtney Sullivan is one of my former writing teachers and we got to catch up afterward, but during she was the perfect backboard to Mary Beth Keane‘s droll/hilarious manner. I started reading her book on the way home yesterday. I‘m hooked & impressed. Can‘t believe I hadn‘t read her before.

sisilia She‘s beautiful! I was staring when she signed my copy at the Expo 😹 2w
MicheleinPhilly Is Courtney working on a new book? I need a new book! 2w
mrozzz @MicheleinPhilly pretty sure she is 😉 2w
mrozzz @sisilia yesss her eyes are so BLUE! Let me know what you think of her book when you‘ve read it 😊 2w
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My #BookCon #BookHaul 🤗 I got a few more free totes and ARCs— it was such a good day. The shirt I have on was also bought yesterday, or says “Fight Evil, Read Books” 💪🏻

Jee_HookedOnBookz The tote! 😍😍😍 2w
mrozzz Right?? And it is the most high quality tote I have ever received! @Jee_HookedOnBookz 2w
tpixie Awesomeness 2w
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Another BookCon for me, another wonderful, exhausting day!! I spent so much time talking to publishing people and new friends, I unfortunately didn‘t make it over to where the Littens were! I hope that everyone who went had a fabulous time, and if you‘re going today, that you snag more books!

TheSpineView Have a good time! 2w
mrozzz @TheSpineView I had a GREAT time!! 2w
TheSpineView @mrozzz Mee too! Hope to see you next year! 2w
Reggie When are you gonna be there as an author? 2w
mrozzz @Reggie wellllll— in the next year or two?!! That‘s what I‘d hope 😃💕 2w
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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A fascinating story following the real-world details of the last year of Thomas Sankara's controversial presidency of Burkina Faso, as seen through the eyes of a young FBI agent describing a contract job overseas with the CIA. Anyone with any interest in the world politics of the 1980s would be enthralled by the overall premise. Though my writer brain and the odd presentation not allowing the reader to settle into any present was a major turnoff.

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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Ahhhhh I felt butterflies I felt joy I had several public laughing fits- this book was all that & a bag of chips. It made me feel as good as To All the Boys I've Loved BeforeAND Fangirl both did. Penny who, let's be clear is wholly unique & likely written with some of Choi's own weird/awesome shine, had a bit of Cath's personality and Lara Jean's confidence + a combination of their humors and awkwardness- she and the book were just... excellent.

MarriedtoMrT This book has been on my radar for some time but your reference to Cath might just have shoved it higher on my TBR! 2w
Nebklvr Love this review! 2w
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Just Married | Debbie Macomber
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Not quite book-related (though what is happier than the union of two bookworms??), but we got some photos back from the photographer and I wanted to share a couple of our favorites ☺️💗

Hope everyone has a Happy Sunday and a lovely long weekend if you too are lucky enough to have tomorrow off.

Eyelit ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Lovely!🥰 3w
BiblioLitten So beautiful! 🤩💕 3w
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cobwebmoth Gorgeous! 3w
BookwormAHN Gorgeous dress 💕 3w
TrishB Lovely 💕 3w
Branwen Awwww! So beautiful! 😄💕 3w
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
Jas16 ❤️ 3w
AmyG How lovely! Congratulations!!! 💕 3w
JenReadsAlot Great pics! Congratulations! 3w
mrp27 Beautiful! 3w
readordierachel Love these pics. You look so happy ❤ 3w
squirrelbrain Gorgeous pics! Congratulations! ❤️ 3w
marleed Oh look at all that happiness! 3w
Tianarose Stunning! Congrats! 3w
DivineDiana All the best to you two! Love the photos! 👰🏼👨🏼‍⚖️ 3w
Ncostell Congratulations! The pictures are beautiful, you both look very happy! 3w
LeahBergen Beautiful!! 💕💕 3w
DarcysMom ❤❤❤❤ 3w
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! You both look so happy! Thank you for sharing these 😍😍 3w
JennyM Beautiful ♥️ 3w
Ddzmini Beautiful 🥰👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3w
JoScho These are wonderful 💗 3w
GripLitGrl Bueatful 💕💕 3w
Bookzombie ❤ ❤ ❤ 3w
Redwritinghood Great pictures! 3w
youneverarrived Gorgeous ♥️♥️ 3w
Christine Aww, congrats!! ❤️ 3w
Lauram Congratulations! 3w
UwannaPublishme How sweet! Congratulations! 💕🍾 3w
Amiable Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy union! P.S. Your dress is stunning! 2w
mrozzz @Amiable thank you so much!! ♥️ 2w
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OUCH 😭 Swayed by #CoverLove I had no idea where Fisher was going to lead me. She details her journey into sobriety & then into illness, just after befriending a much older woman (in her 60s to Fisher's 30s) who is already dying of metastasized breast cancer. I knew her friend, Alison, would die yet I was not prepared. It's a quick read & a good lesson for anyone, healthy or otherwise, to remind us that we can't make it through this life alone.

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The Last | Hanna Jameson
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Could you imagine how the world might end in nuclear war? I couldn't & it seemed like the author didn't know either. Aside from allusions to big clouds, colder weather & minimal, poisonous rainwater-the "lucky" few in the Swiss countryside seemed to be surviving ok the first few months. While I found this absolutely readable and hard to put down, it was really b/c I was desperate for a dramatic event or two to satiate my investment in their story.

Izai.Amorim The Swiss? They live so isolated in their valleys that I doubt they'd notice the world has ended 😂 3w
mrozzz Lol! The only reason this crew did was because they got a few breaking news alerts on their cell phones before the internet went out. @Izai.Amorim (edited) 3w
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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What do I even say? That though "just" a YA novel this story and main character Layla did a ridiculous job shredding my heart? Well it did & this book isn't "just" anything. If forced from your home in the middle of the night to be placed into a camp, how would you feel? Ahmed took on such a hot subject to point out the US' history of stripping citizens of their rights during wartime to show how easily our present administration could do the same.

Lovesbooks87 This was one of the most powerful books that I have read this year. I can even imagine this happening to me and my family. This book scared me because I felt like it could happen in our society today. I just hope it never does! 3w
mrozzz @Lovesbooks87 that‘s great that it was so impactful for you. It scared me as well and there were several moments I gasped and had to take a break from reading, but I so so appreciated that this book was written. 3w
Branwen I just finished this one recently too! I'm still shook up by it! So relevant and powerful! 3w
Josiedlove I finished it last week... Mad me a lot & what‘s going on in our world today... A great book!!! 3w
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LITTENS!! I‘ve been a little quiet on the run-up to my wedding which was SATURDAY!!

I am overwhelmed and oh so happy. @BookBee89 & I had a wonderful day surrounded by our closest friends/family, and, of course, books!! Pictured here are my bouquet and the centerpiece at our table. ☺️📚

Julsmarshall ❤️❤️❤️ the centerpiece! 4w
Lovesbooks87 I love it! So pretty! Congrats! 4w
monalyisha Congratulations!!! 4w
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Rachel.Rencher Congratulations! 🤗❤ 4w
Daisey That's beautiful and congratulations!! 4w
Tamra Congrats!! 4w
TheLibrarian Congratulations!!! 🍾 4w
dragondrool Congrats!
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cobwebmoth Congratulations! 4w
TK421 Congrats!! 4w
JoScho Congrats! 💙💙💙 4w
mrp27 Congratulations! 🍾🎉 4w
MaureenMc 🎉🍾 4w
merelybookish Beautiful! Congratulations! 4w
Melissa_J Congratulations! 🍾 🥂 I love the bouquet and centerpieces. 4w
TK-421 Congratulations!🎊 4w
danimgill Congratulations!! Did you make your bouquet yourself? I‘m getting married next year and was considering paper flowers, yours are gorgeous! 4w
QuietlyLaura Congratulations! I hope you both have many happy years together! ❤️🎉 4w
CareBear So beautiful, Mel! Congrats again 🥳❤️ 4w
LazyDays 🎉🎉💗💗 Yay! Congratulations!💗💗🎉🎉 4w
janeycanuck Stunning! Congrats - wishing you a lifetime of happiness together 🍾🥂💕 4w
bewareofwords Congrats!! That‘s so wonderful! 🎊🥳😍 4w
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 4w
Kalytle1012 So beautiful!! Congratulations! 🥂💛🎉✨ 4w
kspenmoll Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! 🎊🎉🙌🏻💕 4w
marleed Wow. Beautiful. And are those flowers old book pages!? 4w
Jas16 Congratulations 🍾❤️🥂❤️ 4w
JacqMac Beautiful! Congratulations! 🥂 4w
Jess Congrats! 4w
Stacypatrice Lovely!!! 🥰 4w
catebutler Congratulations!! 🎊🍾 4w
Llanphear Congrats!! 🥂 4w
hermyknee Oh that bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! 🥰🥰🥰 4w
BlameJennyJane Congrats!! 🥂 4w
readordierachel Yay! 🍾 4w
CaitZ That's beautiful. Congratulations! 4w
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations to both of you! The centrepiece is beautiful! 4w
BarbaraBB Congratulations dear Mel! I didn‘t know you had had the big day already! Wishing you both lots of love ❤️ and maybe you can show us a pic?! 🙏😀 4w
GypsyKat Beautiful! Congratulations!!! 4w
BookNAround So beautiful. Congratulations to you both! 4w
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 4w
Kalalalatja Congratulations 💕 4w
Leftcoastzen Congratulations!🎊🎉🍾 4w
Reggie Congratulations!!!!! 4w
youneverarrived That‘s so lovely! Congratulations 🥂💕 4w
zezeki Congratulations!! 🎉🎉💕 4w
mklong Congratulations!!! Looks like a beautiful day! 4w
TracyReadsBooks Congratulations! 4w
mrozzz @BarbaraBB I'll share a couple of pics from the photographer on here for sure ;) 4w
mrozzz @erzascarletbookgasm I had such a good time on Book Outlet amassing books just for this purpose 😁 Thank you so much! 💕 4w
mrozzz 💗 @hermyknee Thank you!! Aside from the whole getting married part, having that bouquet was one of my favorite details of the day 😊 4w
mrozzz @marleed They are indeed!! I had to incorporate books 😊 4w
mrozzz @danimgill Thanks very much!! 💜 💜 💜 I actually did not, I hired a florist who specifically does paper flowers. 😊 Her business is called Adoro Paper! I don't know if hiring her is feasible for you, but hopefully her site could at least give you some ideas. They were a big hit and are a win for the environment since you can keep them instead of throwing away. Hope you consider for your own big day. Congrats to YOU! 4w
BarbaraBB Yay! ❤️ 4w
mrozzz 💝 @BarbaraBB 😊 😊 😊 4w
danimgill @mrozzz Thank you!! That‘s super helpful info, such a good starting place 😁 Glad you had such a wonderful and beautiful big day!! 3w
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Gross Anatomy | Mara Altman
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Altman is a riot. On top of her first person experiences she hilariously details conversations with doctors, scientists, surgeons, at least one porn star, and a number of salon professionals to find out more about how and why our bodies function the way they do, as well as to dig into the truth about current practices to, well, make women look the way they wish, whether that's by bleaching their anus or paying for a labiaplasty.

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I dug this. Amanda herself narrated, occasionally pausing from the memoir to sing. Her story is a fascinating one, how she would “statue”, how she got involved with and ended up married to Neil Gaiman— I really respect how she achieved fame and genuinely cares for her fans. 💕

readordierachel I dig it too ❤ 1mo
JamieArc This book really changed my perspective on asking for help and giving it. 1mo
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Grisel proves her wisdom over & over, detailing the hows/whys of addiction, but it missed the mark for me. I guess I was hoping for more of a tell-all about this neuroscientist's own trial with addiction while she was much younger as she still lives to warn us nearly 30 years after getting sober, yet instead it read mostly like a textbook. I was glad to have this information in one place, broken up by her insights and allusions to her experiences.

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#IndieBookstoreDay : AND the pinnacle of my weekend has to be this giant stack of ARCs I collected (mostly free, some from last year, some still yet to be released). It‘s an absolutely daunting stack and yet I couldn‘t be happier to have them 😄

cariashley 😍 1mo
mrozzz So many good ones here I think ☺️ @cariashley 1mo
readordierachel Such a beautiful sight! 1mo
mrozzz @readordierachel It really is, isn't it? 😊 1mo
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#IndieBookstoreDay: Here are a couple discounted books I picked up by local Connecticut authors, both of which I was persuaded to pick up after a great conversation with the shop owner! The Jane Mount theme continued with the pack of notebooks I simply had to have.

BookNAround Wonder Garden was fantastic and I‘m not usually a fan of short stories. 1mo
mrozzz Good to hear!! @BookNAround I‘m currently reading a fantastic collection (though also I don‘t usually like them) you might want to check out 1mo
Megabooks Loved The Wonder Garden! 1mo
mrozzz @Megabooks Yay! I'm looking forward to it. 1mo
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Finally got my act together @BarbaraBB 🤗 Here is PART of my #bookhaul from #IndieBookstoreDay !! The books I bought, the amazing Jane Mount bag was FREE! I almost can‘t bring myself to use the tote, it‘s so beautiful.

BookNAround I got the T-shirt with this print on it for free thanks to my overindulgence. 😂 Is it greedy that I really want the bag too? Might have to see if anyone is selling them. 🤪 1mo
mrozzz I don‘t think so!! @BookNAround how can you not covet this gorgeous bag?? 1mo
BarbaraBB Such a great haul (and bag!)😍. And the best is, I havrn‘t read any of your books, so I am looking forward to your recommendations! 😘 1mo
mrozzz @BarbaraBB Thanks!! 💜 Aww, well I'll definitely share my thoughts once I get to them- though I have no idea when that will be. 😆 1mo
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Walking on the Ceiling | Aysegül Savas
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Also, I had a great time last night learning more about a much-anticipated book, Walking on the Ceiling, a sort of flaneur novel, written by the very smart & sweet Aysegul Savas. It was a bonus that Helen Phillips (author of the upcoming The Need!!) was asking all of the insightful questions. 💕

MrBook 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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A slow Saturday morning is EXACTLY what I need before I tackle the rest of the items on my wedding to-do list ☺️

Doesn‘t hurt that both of these books are excellent in very different ways. The tagged short story collection is really something else.

kspenmoll Like your mug!!! 1mo
readordierachel Oh, this collection sounds great! And ❤ the mug (and the nails). 1mo
mrozzz @kspenmoll Thanks!! Reading is as magical as one of my fave stores, Books Are Magic 😏 1mo
mrozzz @readordierachel It IS great!! I hope you pick it up 😊 And thanks!! 💗 1mo
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Light from Other Stars | Erika Swyler
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What a cool night! Erika Swyler is such a passionate woman, I was rapt listening to her speak about her new book. I‘ve had it from NetGalley for a little while, but I happily bought a copy (and got it signed). ☺️

Sweettartlaura Ooh I loved her last one! Glad to hear she‘s got another - thanks! 1mo
readordierachel How fun! 1mo
Skyrimir I‘ve got this one preordered, I‘m really looking forward to it! 1mo
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I had a stupidly fun time driving around the state to Independent Bookstores for the second year, collecting stamps (and a few more books than I‘d budgeted for) in order to be eligible for grand bookish prizes 😄

Can‘t think of a better way to spend #IndieBookstoreDay !!! Hope everyone else got to do something special— even reading a book that you may have previously acquired from one of your favorite local shops! 💕

DivineDiana What fun! 👏🏻📚❤️ 2mo
BarbaraBB So when will you show us your haul?! 😀😘 2mo
mrozzz As soon as I unload my car 😆💜 @BarbaraBB 2mo
mrozzz Oh it really was ☺️ @DivineDiana 2mo
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Sugar Run: A Novel | Mesha Maren
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The chapters flit between the pasts & melded present of Miranda, an on/off drug addict, mother of 3, and estranged wife of washed up musician, Lee Golden- and Jodi, a recently released convict, thrown into jail as a minor where she stayed for 18 years. Slowly the truth of what led Jodi to kill in 1989 is shown, how her involvement with Paula ruined her, & how she hides it from Miranda, her new lover, will likely lead to her/their demise.

BookishTrish Love this photo 2mo
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Waiting for Eden: A novel | Elliot Ackerman
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Using tight prose Ackerman deftly tore my heart out. The story is told from the perspective of a deceased friend & fellow solider of the gravely injured Eden, who survived the war zone explosion that killed the narrator, but only just, & there he remains on the precipice of death for three years. His friend keeps a careful watch on Eden's wife, Mary, & daughter who knows her father in the hospital as a burnt shell of the man he was before it all.

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Though I don‘t love it, the experimental arcs & formatting demand well-deserved praise for Egan‘s wild mind. The cast is tight though it‘s not obvious until several chapters in when, jumping time & POV at the turn of every chapter, names repeat & stories unfurl to fill out the history or future of any/all of the dozen characters named in the first 50-80 pages. Within a paragraph/page Egan might break the fourth wall or timeline to move w/o rules.

BarbaraBB Not a favorite of mine either. 2mo
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I found Carruthers‘ recounts of past movements wholly moving and her explanations of how to do better wildly inspiring. At times I felt like her intelligence surpassed my own in a way that meant I'd never really understand how necessary her activism is, but I tried to focus and remain open, listening carefully. I noted several passages to return to as I gain a greater capacity to consider her advice and encouragement.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds very good! 2mo
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Shout | Laurie Halse Anderson
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My weekend was rounded out with my #BOTM picks— what‘s better to celebrate than love & books?! 😊📚📚📚

DaveGreen7777 Awww, congratulations, @mrozzz 😊🎉 2mo
mrozzz Thank youuuuu @DaveGreen7777 😄😄😄 2mo
rather_be_reading 👏👏 2d
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I‘ve been the tiniest bit MIA planning and, finally, yesterday, attending my bridal shower with @BookBee89 ☺️💜

We had a blast, here‘s me cheesin‘. I really love this guy.
SIX WEEKS UNTIL THE BIG DAY!

AprilMae Yay! Congrats lady! Love your glasses!! 2mo
Cortg Congratulations! ❤️ 2mo
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JoScho You love awesome!! 2mo
Laughterhp Congrats!🥂🥂 so gorgeous! 💚 2mo
candority Such a cute photo! Congratulations! 💕 2mo
Branwen Awwww! You look so happy! Congratulations! 🤗💕 2mo
Redwritinghood Congrats! 2mo
rretzler Congrats!🎉💍🍾🎊💕 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 🥂 2mo
ChasingOm Yay hoo! Enjoy it! 2mo
TheLibrarian Congrats!! 2mo
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Leftcoastzen Wonderful! Congratulations! 2mo
vivastory Congratulations! 🎉👏 2mo
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mrozzz Finally sending everyone many thanks (from the v. cool brand new Litsy WEBsite). Seriously, thank you!! I am still feeling such joy after all of your kind messages! 💜 💜 💜 💜 💜 @riveted_reader_melissa @readordierachel @youneverarrived @Tanisha_A @Kaye @rohit-sawant @LeahBergen @mrp27 @Reggie @Dragon @BarbaraBB @Ddzmini @robinb @erzascarletbookgasm @merelybookish @TheSpineView @JacqMac @vivastory @Leftcoastzen @BooknAround (edited) 1mo
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Claire Gibson wrote with an understanding of loss and friendship that surpasses many of her contemporaries. In 500 pages, she wove a tale covering 7 years from the end of high school & beyond as 3 young women playing basketball for West Point, establish a lasting bond made up of their faith, their dedication to their sport, their frustration with & ultimate respect for the Army, and the determination to be the best they can be for family/country.

BookFrog 💚💚💚 3mo
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Current view at the exquisitely gorgeous & peaceful Center for Fiction in Brooklyn 📖😌

Kalalalatja Lovely view! 3mo
mrozzz It really is!! Perfect space for reading/writing 🤗 @Kalalalatja 3mo
Zelma Ooh, very pretty! 3mo
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Watcher in the Woods | Kelley Armstrong
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Kelley Armstrong, and Casey “Butler”, continue to boggle me, overturning expectations I thought I had for what could feasibly happen next in Rockton. The innovation here was welcome, though just on the cusp of being believable, I was still on the edge of my seat for the entire 350+ page volume. Despite having my rapt attention, I was, per usual, never on the right path to solving each new piece of the mystery that lands in the detective‘s lap.

swishandflick Cool pic! 3mo
mrozzz Thank you!! ☺️ @swishandflick 3mo
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Problems | Jade Sharma
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The choppy format of mimics the intensity of Maya‘s addiction as she flounders. The best & most cringeworthy scenes involve the arguments with her mother, the phone/text/email convos with her female friends as they badmouth the men in their life, and, of course, Thanksgiving spent at her in-laws' home. Though only 180 pages long, Maya's story still feels like a long and intricately woven warning of how to try to avoid then reach rock bottom.

batsy Great review and I agree! This book is pretty vivid in my mind still and that's saying something, considering how forgettable much of contemporary litfic can be... 3mo
mrozzz Thank you!! @batsy that is so true. But jarring books like this one usually stick with me. 3mo
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Sadie | Courtney Summers
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The book flips between Wes McCray‘s podcast & Sadie‘s first person account— both following Sadie‘s footsteps trying to find justice for the murder of her young sister, months after the local police come dry, no answers to be found. 19-year-old Sadie goes off on her own, her alcoholic mother long since abandoned town, searching for her mother‘s ex who, it seems, is not who he says he is and likely had a great role in her sister‘s death.

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The Library | Zoran Živković
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A snap from the appropriately named bar we took over post-Strand 🤓

squirrelbrain ❤️Strand❤️ 3mo
cariashley Love it!! Where is this? The Library hotel? 3mo
mrozzz @squirrelbrain 😄💜💜 3mo
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mrozzz No actually the bar of the Hyatt in Union Square 😃 @cariashley it‘s called the Library of Distilled Spirits (edited) 3mo
cariashley @mrozzz oh wow you were like 5 blocks down from me! I‘ll have to check that place out! ☺️ 3mo
mrozzz Definitely! It‘s gorgeous. @cariashley if you want to go together to meet over books & wine, just let me know 😊 3mo
cariashley @mrozzz I would love that! We should do a Litsy NYC meetup, I feel like I missed a bunch of them but haven‘t heard about any recently! 3mo
mrozzz Woohoo!! @cariashley I haven‘t seen one in awhile either though there is gonna be one in CT May 4th. Shoot me an email and we can discuss 😄 melannrosenthal at gmail 3mo
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Rag: Stories | Maryse Meijer
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Yesterday I was part of an Instagram meetup in NYC and naturally we made a pit-stop at the Strand before proceeding to a place nearby for a chat over drinks—
this is the not-so-little stack I walked away with 🙂🙃🙂📚📚📚📚 #bookhaul

Leftcoastzen Yay Strand! 3mo
saresmoore Here‘s the thing, I just want to, like, borrow all of your books. 3mo
mrozzz Yay!!! 😄😄😄📚📚📚💸 @Leftcoastzen 3mo
mrozzz Hahahahah!!! ☺️ @saresmoore I mean... I‘m always happy to part with some once I‘ve read them! 3mo
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With the attitude of Book Of Essie and the governmental control of Hunger Games, a frightening & overtly sexist and extremely racist world tries to intimidate the main character, teenager Adriane, as she is exiled to the 80 years in the past. Though I felt the same unsettling feeling I had while reading Louise Erdrich‘ a Future Home of the Living God (which I also didn‘t like very much), I thought this was a book full of missed opportunities.

ImperfectCJ I just finished this one, and "book full of missed opportunities" sounds about right. 3d
mrozzz @ImperfectCJ while I‘m sorry it wasn‘t a winner for you, I take a little solace in the fact that my evaluation of such a prolific writer as Oates wasn‘t totally off 2d
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Amber Tamblyn continues to lead by example in a book so intelligent and self-aware. Over the last 10 years she's proven herself to be a capable poet, director, author, mother, and leader. She left an abusive relationship, she found new love and the bravery to choose when to start a family, she successfully directed a movie, wrote a novel, protested while 9 months pregnant, birthed a baby girl, &
co-established Time's Up to support working women.

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Wow. Here is a collection of stunning short stories, each succeeding in quietly unsettling my mind. The writing is so sure of itself, it was so satisfying to get to the end of each. Not to oversimplify, some are about: a man meeting his dying friend to act as best man; an aspiring skater, his tag-along brother & their condescending father; the brutal murder of a family; burying a rotting bird on Easter; and a young woman caring for aging parents.

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Another ok book from Mary Kubica— I think it‘s safe to say I don‘t need to pick up another. I‘m most disappointed with this one though because of how excited I was to pick up a story with an unreliable narrator who is such from sleep deprivation, not from drugs/alcohol/sociopathy. The ending wasn‘t a total shock, nor did it feel like a cop out, but overall it didn‘t seem like Kubica pushed the possibilities of either woman‘s storyline far enough.

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Chrysalis | Brendan Reichs
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🤭⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The story quickly escalates as more unthinkable truths are revealed and Min and Noah have to separately tackle one obstacle after another to protect their friends and keep humanity alive. I'm saddened that this might be the last book spent with these characters and this absolutely insane end-of-world scenario, but Reichs has proved to be an adept storyteller so I'll likely read whatever he comes out with in the future.

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This Fallen Prey | Kelley Armstrong
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Oliver Brady, a serial killer, is delivered to town b/c his rich stepfather paid the council to house him for 6 months to keep him out of jail. Detective Casey Butler & Sheriff Eric Dalton know they don't have the means to take care of him but they try, until, seemingly with the help of another resident, he makes an elaborate escape and the law enforcement duo have to take to the forest again for a manhunt before Brady kills again.

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Watcher in the Woods | Kelley Armstrong
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My latest #LibraryHaul has me like 🤩 All my holds came in and I dove right into the next Rockton novel (tagged) because I‘m simply obsessed.

Tamra I have my eye on American Spy! 3mo
Erinreadsthebooks When You Read This is on my list, too. I hope it's good! 3mo
mrozzz I had an advance ebook of it but I never read it. I‘ve only seen good things so far! @Tamra 3mo
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Any Man | Amber Tamblyn
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With a satirical bent & a similar attitude and role reversal as Naomi Alderman‘s The Power, Amber Tamblyn‘s poetic debut novel proved is a cutting commentary on society‘s present approach to victims of sexual assault— it reads like a biting critique on our victim-blaming culture. The play with format lent itself well to the story as it zooms in & out. It was a smart, creative leap for Tamblyn. Her voice is one that will leave quite the impact.

Tonton Lovely review! 3mo
mrozzz Thanks so much! @Tonton 3mo
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Going Dutch: A Novel | James Gregor
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This is a laser-focused introspective novel full of haltingly cringeworthy situational dialogue. I kept turning pages wondering if Richard's agency would take hold now- or now- or now- or if he would run from his obligations to his squalid apartment, waiting for everything he's worked for to crumble. I enjoyed this awkward look at his overlapping love & professional lives and the many asides to how depressing and difficult dating in the NYC is.

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I never would have thought I'd be so entertained listening to Roach's research on the varying ways human corpses can be used for research and live a second life after the individual's death. It should be obvious that this is not for the squeamish, but despite the inclusion of numerous gruesome details, like those surrounding decapitation and crucification, it was easy to get past since the rest is just too fascinating to look away from.

RebL Ah! Same. As gruesome as it seems, I read this after my father passed away and it helped me in grief. 3mo
Wannabe_Quijote This one is great! I assign it in my “death and dying” course 3mo
mrozzz How apt!! Glad it helped 💜 @RebL 3mo
mrozzz That seems perfect! @Wannabe_Quijote 3mo
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