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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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Incredibly relatable, speaking to varying levels of familial bonds & lack thereof by different voices. My writing instructor was included as were several of my favorite authors: Carmen Maria Machado, Melissa Febos, Kiera Laymon... It‘s well-worth a read whether or not you & your mother are close. The stories sparked many emotions, mostly empathy. I so respect writers who chose to share these pieces of their realities. I crave more of this honesty.

Christine I really enjoyed this one, too. ❤️ 3h
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In a style that floats between traditional prose & modified verse AND first/second/third person, Yrsa tells a heart-wrenching story of her mother‘s troubles following a young pregnancy with her brother then Yrsa‘s own life as she‘s exiled to her grandparents‘ house because her mother had a boyfriend who couldn‘t be trusted with Yrsa‘s growing body. There she was subjected to following strict religious rules while parsing her burgeoning sexuality.

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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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Had a fabulous weekend with a bookish friend and collected books and brews on an adventure through Brooklyn. Here are my favorite purchases! #BookHaul

mcipher So fun!! I love these colors 😊 1d
GypsyKat Great picture! 1d
mrozzz @mcipher 🌈🌈🌈☺️ 3h
mrozzz @GypsyKat thank you!! 3h
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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OH NO I'M DONE 😭And as I finished we got the enormous news that Simon & Baz‘s story IS NOT THAT OVER YET AND oh wow this is definitely the kind of focus on Baz I was hoping for! This was such a fun adventure through the mundane, expansive, ever-changing American landscape. I was on the edge of my seat throughout. There was plenty of danger and magic and laughter and some sorrow. Lovely.

readordierachel I loved it too. So stoked there will be another ❤ 1w
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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😍 It's 1999 & Lincoln is a mildly unhappy 20-something who just started on the night shift in IT at a local paper. He's living at home with his mother and is often criticized by she & his sister. When he starts reading the flagged emails being exchanged between two employees at the paper, he guiltily chuckles at & falls for one of the writers, a movie reviewer, as she complains about her boyfriend & consoles her friend‘s lack-of-baby woes.

Hollie I loved this one- just so cute. 1w
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Finished just in time for the pub day of book 2!! Though I found many of the spells silly, the plot here really moved and the content is classic Rowell. 😍 Looking forward to diving into more Simon & Baz tonight when I see Rainbow herself and get my hands on Wayward Son!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love that sleeve. 💜🧜‍♀️💜 1mo
mrozzz @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego it‘s my favorite ☺️💜 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely matching book sleeve! 👍 4w
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The Other's Gold | Elizabeth Ames
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I‘ve been on a roller coaster of emotion these last several weeks. My husband & I got news that a friend passed away unexpectedly at age 29 & though it took a day to hit me, it really packed a wallop. I wasn‘t reading much as we waited for a date for the wake/funeral and then we spent the past weekend crying & remembering him. The shining light through it all, aside from the rest of our dear friends was a job offer (!!!) and, always, new books 💕

BennettBookworm So sorry for your loss 2mo
xicanti I‘m so sorry about your friend. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘m so sorry Mel. ❤️ 2mo
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squirrelbrain So sorry to hear about your loss - thinking of you and your husband 2mo
TrishB Sorry to hear 💔 2mo
JenReadsAlot I'm so sorry for your loss. 2mo
Litlady So sorry .. thinking of you. 💔 ((Hugs)) 2mo
JacqMac Sorry for your loss.💕 2mo
BarbaraBB Oh how horrible. Wishing you lots of strength ❤️ 2mo
Eyelit Sorry for your loss. Take good care 💜 2mo
Redwritinghood That‘s rough. 💔💔 2mo
saresmoore So sorry for your loss. ♥️ 2mo
Dragon So very sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
batsy I'm so sorry ❤️ 2mo
vivastory I'm so sorry to hear this 2mo
DaveGreen7777 Oh, no, I‘m so sorry! Sending healing energy your way! 😔 2mo
cobwebmoth I'm very sorry for your loss. 2mo
sudi Sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
jpmcwisemorgan I‘m sorry for your loss. 2mo
silentrequiem I'm so sorry. ❤️ 2mo
JessClark78 Sorry for your loss. ❤️ 2mo
QuietlyLaura I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m so sorry 💔 2mo
Jas16 I am so sorry for your loss 2mo
AnansiGirl Hugs to you on the loss of your friend 😞 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry for your loss, but I‘m glad there is the silver lining of a new job. 💙💙💙 I really enjoyed The Swallows. 2mo
emtobiasz I‘m so sorry for your loss. I hope that job offer is a weight off your mind, even if your heart is heavy ❤️ 2mo
zuzia I am sorry for your loss. 2mo
youneverarrived So sorry for your loss. ♥️ 2mo
Bookzombie I'm so sorry for your loss. 2mo
mrozzz @Megabooks Thank you so much. 💗 The job is going to certainly help focus myself elsewhere, thank goodness. I'm very excited for The Swallows- it lifted my spirits when I opened the package and saw that I'd won a finished copy. 2mo
mrozzz @emtobiasz 💖 💖 💖 Thank you. Yes definitely, and I was honest with the new company about what I've been going through and they offered to help in any way they can. It was great to have something good come up amidst the very sad. 2mo
mcipher I‘m so sorry for your loss. That‘s such a rough thing to go through. Sending you best wishes for the new job and for making it through this tough time. ♥️ 2mo
mrozzz @mcipher thank you so so much. 💗 We are taking it one day at a time and keeping him in our thoughts 1mo
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The Heavens | Sandra Newman
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The story required much attention as the present changes each time Kate wakes up from one of her dreams in the olde world of Albion & Shakespeare. Her boyfriend & her best friend are the only constants for her in 2000 where her sanity is questioned as she becomes more & more invested in her 16th century life & the actions she could take which, hundreds of years down the line, may prevent the collapse of civilization. I was rapt.

megnews Great pic! 2mo
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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In the style of Celeste Ng, Lauren Groff or even Hanya Yanagihara (?!!), Keane has also crafted a near-perfect emotional family epic. Spanning the time from patriach Francis Gleeson's & his partner‘s first days on the force in the early 70s, through to present day, she artfully styled meandering sentences that made me sigh/gasp/tear up, & left me desperate for more of her excellence, but really desperate for the rest of the Gleeson/Stanhope story.

BeckyandBooks I‘m trying to get into this one right now, I‘ve read the first two pages at least a dozen times. I don‘t know why I can‘t get into it. 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Just started listening! 2mo
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Marilou Is Everywhere | Sarah Smith
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This is my stack of signed editions, part 1 (I have 2 more events to go to!)— I went to listen to Sarah Elaine Smith and she was pretty cool, her work fascinating, and I just happened to snatch up signed copies of these other 2 new releases 😊 #bookhaul

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Disappearing Earth | Julia Phillips
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I had the utmost pleasure listening to debut authors and well established writers speak throughout last weekend while I was at Catapult‘s annual writer‘s conference 🤩 These are the books (signed!) I went home with, along with the draft on my manuscript which I was there editing between lectures and readings. I highly recommend for any NYC-area writers!

kspenmoll So glad you went & got so much out of it! ❤️❤️ 2mo
readordierachel Sounds amazing! 2mo
mrozzz Thank you!! I am too! 💜☺️ @kspenmoll 2mo
mrozzz @readordierachel ugh it was!!! 😄 2mo
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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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I‘m so behind on posting reviews but that doesn‘t mean I won‘t keep posting my #BookHaul s 🤗 Did you get your #BOTM box yet??

Megabooks Yes!! 😁😁 2mo
allthingskayla Just got mine today! 2mo
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candc320 No, I‘m hoping mine comes in soon 🤞 2mo
mrozzz How about now?? @candc320 2mo
mrozzz @kspenmoll looks good right?! 2mo
mrozzz @allthingskayla yay!! 🎉😊 2mo
mrozzz @Megabooks BOTM mail day is always a good day 😄😄😄 2mo
candc320 @mrozzz nope! It still says it‘s in PA...and I live in Florida 🙄. I have the worst luck with BOTM I swear! 2mo
mrozzz @candc320 ugh!! They have lost my boxes a couple times but they are good about sending a replacement. I‘m in CT and once the box went from PA to AZ!!! Another time it just sat in NJ or something for a week. Just about every other time I‘ll get it by the 4th of the month. It can be so unpredictable 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Though Reid wrote another unputdownable story which I sped through in a few sittings, when I think too hard about the plethora of characters I can't help but poke holes in the weak reasons for the animosity that broiled behind the scenes as the band's music shot up the charts. I was also dubious of the formatting which allowed the characters to confess in interviews, recalling too accurately what happened as they accrued fame/money/drugs.

rachelm The audiobook of this added sooooo much 3mo
mrozzz @rachelm I keep hearing that. I closed the book feeling like it would be a great movie but probably didn‘t have to be, well, a book. I missed a lot of the parts we couldn‘t focus on because characters talking wouldn‘t talk like the typical scene-building tone and observations would require 😕 3mo
Megabooks I thought the characters other than the two main ones (the rest of the band) were pretty one-dimensional. I found it pretty forgettable. 3mo
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KatieDid927 Agreed 3mo
BarbaraBB Good points. I agree with you as well as with @Megabooks , forgettable indeed. I just read her other book and had the same thoughts again. 3mo
Megabooks @BarbaraBB I liked Seven Husbands more, but I read it two years ago, and sometimes my opinions change on subsequent readings. That said, I‘m not particularly inclined to pick it up again. I did enjoy an epistolary novella of hers I listened to on audible recently. 3mo
BarbaraBB @Megabooks I may try that one, read good things about it, but other than that I don‘t think I‘ll read another novel by her anytime soon! 3mo
mrozzz @BarbaraBB I disliked Evelyn as well so I am definitely done trying Reid! 3mo
mrozzz @Megabooks E X A C T L Y— I also read Evelyn, on audio, and wasn‘t blown away. I had similar frustrations there like I did here 😕 3mo
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So enjoyed this perspective on the very conservative parts of the country which many liberals are always quick to discredit as dangerous for the LGBT+ populations there. The author made a great point about how even though some towns/states are vehemently working against them it is still their home & they want to stay and flourish regardless. I also liked how she described & aligned her transition with her travels across the country for this book.

JSW I really enjoyed this book and it left me hopeful. 3mo
mrozzz @JSW yesss me too!! 3mo
Smrloomis Nice! Hopeful sounds good! 1mo
mrozzz @Smrloomis it‘s what we need now! 1mo
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Been pretty MIA packing and moving, but I got to take a break yesterday to converse over drinks (and books, duh) with @CareBear 🤗 It was exactly the kind of afternoon I needed! These are the two lovelies I left the shop with 📚

JSW Wait. Is that blackberry cider?? 😍 3mo
mrozzz Blackberry PEAR— weird but good ☺️ @JSW 3mo
JSW Omg need. I love cider!!! 3mo
mrozzz It was lovely! Perfect on such a warm day! @JSW hope you can get your hands on some! 3mo
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Lucky me I got to do a bit of traveling this weekend to meet and hang out with Bianca Marais! It was an extraordinary pleasure as she is one of kindest people you‘ll ever come across. ☺️ I hope you put these both on your TBR if you haven‘t already read them. Or do! I‘ve read Hum twice and adored it even more the second time. 💚

Ncostell How wonderful, I bet you had a great time! 3mo
mrozzz I really did! @Ncostell ☺️ 3mo
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When Life Gives You Lululemons | Lauren Weisberger
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A perfect romp through Greenwich, CT & the plethora of strange, wealthy couples practicing overt infidelity. I loved how, though we did get one scene with Andy & several with Miranda, this was all about Emily, now a PR goddess, & the life changes she makes to help out a bestie, Miriam, & Miriam's bestie, Karolina, as they navigate the dark side of federal politics & public image to win Karolina's impending breakup with her husband, a US senator.

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I am MOVING and oh boy packing up books is a nightmare and a half, but getting to reorganize on brand new shelves is always a joy. Wish me luck 😉📚📚📚📚📚

Reviewsbylola Packing up and moving books is the worst!! Good luck! 3mo
Leftcoastzen It was the best of times , it was the worst of times... good luck 🍀 3mo
Readage Good luck and have fun!! 3mo
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brit91 I never really realize how many books I have until I have to move! But I'm with you on reorganizing them and putting them back on the shelf is always fun to me!!🤣📚 just packing up is a pain lol 3mo
brit91 @Leftcoastzen that pretty much somes up how I feel when I have to pack up my books lol 3mo
Kalalalatja Good luck! 3mo
mrozzz Absolutely!! Trying to have fun with the reorganizing! @Reviewsbylola thank you! 3mo
mrozzz @Leftcoastzen LOL exactly. Thank you!! 💕 3mo
mrozzz Thank you I will! @Readage ☺️ 3mo
mrozzz @brit91 I am at least trying to save myself a headache by not putting them in boxes, casually making several trips in a dozen+ tote bags and unpacking meticulously 😄 3mo
mrozzz Thank you I need it!! 💜 @Kalalalatja 3mo
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Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle | Emily Nagoski, PhD, Amelia Nagoski, DMA
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Wonderful/informative, even fun despite the oft-depressing topics, like the "Bikini Industrial Complex" & the "Giver Syndrome", sisters Emily & Amelia collaborated on a super relatable book. Though it is focused on issues women face & how we can cope with burnout in our professional and personal lives by doing things like not dissing other women based on appearance, it also embraces everyone's hotness, and prioritizing sleep etc— REAL self care.

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I'll Be Watching You | Courtney Evan Tate
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An easy, intoxicating mystery right here! 😱 On the island in Key West Emmy runs an inn while raising her teenage daughter. Her ex-husband lives in Phoenix, offering parenting help in the form of a bear-like puppy for Leah. It is when they are catching up before Leah's first day at school that their lives take a turn- Leah insisted on a night swim to calm her nerves & next Emmy looks out to where she was on her paddle-board, Leah is gone.

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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YASSSS! I‘ve been WAITING for Three Women to come out (and from Simon & Schuster‘s relatively new imprint!) as well as the killer YA picks that BOTM has added as part of their second YA exclusive membership. 🤩 #bookhaul

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How does one resist a half-off hardcover, or it‘s cover twin (I love when this happens!!) when one ALSO has a coupon in hand?? B&N is always a good Sunday treat 😊 #bookhaul

mdm139 Nice photo 3mo
mrozzz Thank you! That‘s one of my favorite beaches @mdm139 3mo
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China Dream | Ma Jian
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Oops I went to the library 🙂🙃🙂🤓 I‘ve really been looking forward to these though!! #libraryhaul

TheSpineView Cool! 4mo
mrozzz @TheSpineView Totally! 🤓 3mo
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Wishing everyone in America well today, and hoping we all remember the important parts of our past and present, even when they‘re ugly ♥️🇺🇸

swishandflick ❤️❤️❤️ (we need to do another NYC Meetup soon!) 4mo
kspenmoll Happy 4th to you!!! 4mo
rachelsbrittain ❤❤❤ 4mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Great stack. Happy holiday to you!! 4mo
mrozzz That would be great!! 💜💜💜 @swishandflick 4mo
mrozzz @kspenmoll and to you!! 😄♥️ 4mo
mrozzz @rachelsbrittain 💗💗💗 4mo
mrozzz @BarbaraTheBibliophage thank you!! Happy 4th!! 😄💜 4mo
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Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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Just some books I treated myself to on my birthday last week 📚📚📚📚♥️☺️

MEGR Happy birthday 🎁🎂🎈🎉🎊 4mo
Ruthiella Happy birthday 🎁🎊🎂🎈🥳 4mo
mrozzz Thank youuuu @MEGR @Ruthiella 😊♥️♥️ 4mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday 🎁🎊🎂📚 4mo
mrozzz Awww thank you! 💗 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 4mo
vivastory Happy belated Birthday 🎂🎈🎉📚 4mo
mrozzz @vivastory thank you so much 😊💜 4mo
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Fulllll of slang and definitely not for everyone, I adored this collection of vignettes for super-cool ladies who throughout history have been overlooked either on purpose due to sexism or racism or both but despite their time period‘s inability to heap on the praise they deserved, they were incredibly brave and brilliant broads just like the title implies. 🙌🏻💜

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The Need | Helen Phillips
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Phillips' coy narration easily manipulates the reader, playing with any sense of grounding one may/may not have as the chapters slide by & more questions come along w/ discomfort. Molly is dedicated to her job as a paleobotanist, trying to make sense of the oddities unburied there, and her job as a mother to two kids under 4. When an intruder gets into her home when she is alone with her kids, she's terrified but fierce. (Cont‘d)

mrozzz The stranger presents an ultimatum. Molly proceeds as if nothing is wrong, calling in a favor with the babysitter & leaves with the "deer". The result shocked then bored me as Molly soon acquiesces to the stranger's presence in her life. Throughout almost nothing else happens and the descriptions especially of her time at work were too vague to get me as excited as the stranger's initial entrance to the book was- until that too fell flat. 4mo
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This feels so right. 🙌🏻

catiewithac I really liked this book! I hope you do, too! :) 4mo
Melissa_J I like your mug 👌🏻 4mo
mrozzz @catiewithac loving it so far! 4mo
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mrozzz @Melissa_J thank you!! 🙌🏻 4mo
CoffeeK8 Like the mug! 4mo
KatieDid927 🤗 4mo
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When You Read This | Mary Adkins
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I love finding a novel I can gobble up easily, while feeling so much. I was dubious about whether or not the communication between Iris' sister & former employer would feel forced, but I thought Adkins did a great job building up the lives of each, slowly revealing details to the other & still keeping Iris as their focus. Iris' blog posts, incorporating memories, illustrations and brutal, heartrending truths, were what really kept me going. 💔

MrBook Great review! As always! ☺️ 4mo
mrozzz Thanks very much @MrBook 😃😃😃 4mo
Megabooks I really liked this one, too! 4mo
mrozzz @Megabooks yay! I was surprised how much I ended up liking it 4mo
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Magical Thinking: True Stories | Augusten Burroughs
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Augusten is a riot and a half. So glad I finally found the book with my favorite quote: “I am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” Though it was a bit slow getting acquainted to his style and manner of speaking, and his absolutely raunchy, morbid humor, a few essays in I was pretty much rapt. When I could focus wholly on how words I was laughing out loud, near tears. Love him.

MrBook Great review! 4mo
mrozzz @MrBook 🙂🙃🙂💕 thank you! 4mo
CouronneDhiver Like that quote! 4mo
mrozzz It‘s the best! @CouronneDhiver 4mo
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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! 4mo
mrozzz @oddandbookish good to hear!! 4mo
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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!!! 4mo
LauraJ I'm going to see her next Friday! 4mo
merelybookish I'm reading it now! 4mo
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JoScho Sounds great! 4mo
Ruthiella I so want to read this! Do you listen to the podcast So Many Damn Books? She was just on it. 4mo
readordierachel I want to read this so bad! 4mo
mrozzz @LauraJ hope you have a great time!! 4mo
mrozzz @merelybookish what do you think?? 😄 4mo
mrozzz @Ruthiella I do not!! That‘s cool! I should look it up 😊 4mo
mrozzz @readordierachel same! So glad I got to see her read from it. 4mo
mrozzz @MrBook ☺️💕 4mo
mrozzz @JoScho doesn‘t it?? Might need to pause my enormous TBR soon to prioritize it. 4mo
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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) 4mo
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 🤓 4mo
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! 4mo
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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) 4mo
CareBear @Ncostell @kspenmoll @mrozzz it felt like meeting up with old friends 💕 and I did, Katherine, thanks! I finished my book! 😊 4mo
CareBear And this picture is awesome, Mel! 4mo
Ncostell @kspenmoll, @CareBear, @mrozzz Yes, it was so nice to get a chance to chat and get to know one another better! 4mo
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! 4mo
la_rose_noire I 💙💚🖤 the picture ! 4mo
mrozzz @la_rose_noire thank you!!! 4mo
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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 👏🏽 5mo
mrozzz I‘ve been waiting for the perfect moment to buy it 😊 @swishandflick 5mo
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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! 5mo
mrozzz I‘ve never read her though I plan to! @Bookcation74 5mo
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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! 5mo
Susannah Terrific review. 5mo
mrozzz Thank you so much!! @Susannah 5mo
mrozzz Hope you like it as much as I did! @marleed 5mo
readordierachel Lovely review 💕 5mo
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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 😹 5mo
MicheleinPhilly Is Courtney working on a new book? I need a new book! 5mo
mrozzz @MicheleinPhilly pretty sure she is 😉 5mo
mrozzz @sisilia yesss her eyes are so BLUE! Let me know what you think of her book when you‘ve read it 😊 5mo
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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! 😍😍😍 5mo
mrozzz Right?? And it is the most high quality tote I have ever received! @Jee_HookedOnBookz 5mo
tpixie Awesomeness 5mo
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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! 5mo
mrozzz @TheSpineView I had a GREAT time!! 5mo
TheSpineView @mrozzz Mee too! Hope to see you next year! 5mo
Reggie When are you gonna be there as an author? 5mo
mrozzz @Reggie wellllll— in the next year or two?!! That‘s what I‘d hope 😃💕 5mo
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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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Mehso-so

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! 5mo
Nebklvr Love this review! 5mo
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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 ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
PurpleyPumpkin Lovely!🥰 5mo
BiblioLitten So beautiful! 🤩💕 5mo
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cobwebmoth Gorgeous! 5mo
BookwormAHN Gorgeous dress 💕 5mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 5mo
Branwen Awwww! So beautiful! 😄💕 5mo
MicheleinPhilly ❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
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AmyG How lovely! Congratulations!!! 💕 5mo
JenReadsAlot Great pics! Congratulations! 5mo
mrp27 Beautiful! 5mo
readordierachel Love these pics. You look so happy ❤ 5mo
squirrelbrain Gorgeous pics! Congratulations! ❤️ 5mo
marleed Oh look at all that happiness! 5mo
Tianarose Stunning! Congrats! 5mo
DivineDiana All the best to you two! Love the photos! 👰🏼👨🏼‍⚖️ 5mo
Ncostell Congratulations! The pictures are beautiful, you both look very happy! 5mo
LeahBergen Beautiful!! 💕💕 5mo
DarcysMom ❤❤❤❤ 5mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! You both look so happy! Thank you for sharing these 😍😍 5mo
JennyM Beautiful ♥️ 5mo
Ddzmini Beautiful 🥰👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 5mo
JoScho These are wonderful 💗 5mo
GripLitGrl Bueatful 💕💕 5mo
Bookzombie ❤ ❤ ❤ 5mo
Redwritinghood Great pictures! 5mo
youneverarrived Gorgeous ♥️♥️ 5mo
Christine Aww, congrats!! ❤️ 5mo
Lauram Congratulations! 5mo
UwannaPublishme How sweet! Congratulations! 💕🍾 5mo
Amiable Congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy union! P.S. Your dress is stunning! 5mo
mrozzz @Amiable thank you so much!! ♥️ 5mo
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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 😂 5mo
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) 5mo
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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! 5mo
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. 5mo
Branwen I just finished this one recently too! I'm still shook up by it! So relevant and powerful! 5mo
Josiedlove I finished it last week... Mad me a lot & what‘s going on in our world today... A great book!!! 5mo
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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! 5mo
Lovesbooks87 I love it! So pretty! Congrats! 5mo
monalyisha Congratulations!!! 5mo
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Rachel.Rencher Congratulations! 🤗❤ 5mo
Daisey That's beautiful and congratulations!! 5mo
Tamra Congrats!! 5mo
TheLibrarian Congratulations!!! 🍾 5mo
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cobwebmoth Congratulations! 5mo
TK421 Congrats!! 5mo
JoScho Congrats! 💙💙💙 5mo
mrp27 Congratulations! 🍾🎉 5mo
MaureenMc 🎉🍾 5mo
merelybookish Beautiful! Congratulations! 5mo
Melissa_J Congratulations! 🍾 🥂 I love the bouquet and centerpieces. 5mo
TK-421 Congratulations!🎊 5mo
danimgill Congratulations!! Did you make your bouquet yourself? I‘m getting married next year and was considering paper flowers, yours are gorgeous! 5mo
QuietlyLaura Congratulations! I hope you both have many happy years together! ❤️🎉 5mo
CareBear So beautiful, Mel! Congrats again 🥳❤️ 5mo
Bookishthoughts 🎉🎉💗💗 Yay! Congratulations!💗💗🎉🎉 5mo
janeycanuck Stunning! Congrats - wishing you a lifetime of happiness together 🍾🥂💕 5mo
bewareofwords Congrats!! That‘s so wonderful! 🎊🥳😍 5mo
TheBookHippie 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5mo
Kalytle1012 So beautiful!! Congratulations! 🥂💛🎉✨ 5mo
kspenmoll Absolutely gorgeous! I love it! 🎊🎉🙌🏻💕 5mo
marleed Wow. Beautiful. And are those flowers old book pages!? 5mo
Jas16 Congratulations 🍾❤️🥂❤️ 5mo
JacqMac Beautiful! Congratulations! 🥂 5mo
Jess Congrats! 5mo
Stacypatrice Lovely!!! 🥰 5mo
catebutler Congratulations!! 🎊🍾 5mo
Llanphear Congrats!! 🥂 5mo
hermyknee Oh that bouquet is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations! 🥰🥰🥰 5mo
BlameJennyJane Congrats!! 🥂 5mo
readordierachel Yay! 🍾 5mo
CaitZ That's beautiful. Congratulations! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Congratulations to both of you! The centrepiece is beautiful! 5mo
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?! 🙏😀 5mo
GypsyKat Beautiful! Congratulations!!! 5mo
BookNAround So beautiful. Congratulations to you both! 5mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 5mo
Kalalalatja Congratulations 💕 5mo
Leftcoastzen Congratulations!🎊🎉🍾 5mo
Reggie Congratulations!!!!! 5mo
youneverarrived That‘s so lovely! Congratulations 🥂💕 5mo
zezeki Congratulations!! 🎉🎉💕 5mo
mklong Congratulations!!! Looks like a beautiful day! 5mo
TracyReadsBooks Congratulations! 5mo
mrozzz @BarbaraBB I'll share a couple of pics from the photographer on here for sure ;) 5mo
mrozzz @erzascarletbookgasm I had such a good time on Book Outlet amassing books just for this purpose 😁 Thank you so much! 💕 5mo
mrozzz 💗 @hermyknee Thank you!! Aside from the whole getting married part, having that bouquet was one of my favorite details of the day 😊 5mo
mrozzz @marleed They are indeed!! I had to incorporate books 😊 5mo
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! 5mo
BarbaraBB Yay! ❤️ 5mo
mrozzz 💝 @BarbaraBB 😊 😊 😊 5mo
danimgill @mrozzz Thank you!! That‘s super helpful info, such a good starting place 😁 Glad you had such a wonderful and beautiful big day!! 5mo
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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 ❤ 5mo
JamieArc This book really changed my perspective on asking for help and giving it. 5mo
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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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