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rachelm

rachelm

Joined May 2016

all the books, please. writer, reader, adjunct. Twitter: @rmmckenny FB: facebook.com/rmmckenny blog: rachelmansmckenny.com
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Listening to this while getting pampered! I love Flavia. I think she is one of my all-time favorite narrators.

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The Farm | Joanne Ramos
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Reading while watching dance recital practice for my 4yo #Moose. Reading about so much babyhood makes me not miss that phase at all...

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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Just started this new audiobook and I love it! Crime scene in London, voicey narrator, plus wizards?!?? I love the mixture of elements here.

Pic is a recent catch on #pokemongo while on an #audiowalk

LibrarianJen I can‘t play with the AR, it makes it so hard to catch them. It looks so cool though to see Pokémon in real places though. 6d
melrailey I love this series. 6d
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Not officially a registered #BFC member but you all have inspired me all week with your posts!! Have been on an audio walk every day this week and finished three books! Thanks for the positive posts everyone!

Caterina Yayyyyy you rock! 🙌🎉 1w
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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#audiowalk to this recommendation from @tlmorgan . Like the multiple narrators so far!

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Mehso-so

You guys, moral of the story is don‘t marry Albert Einstein. Just saying.

Many good moments, but some really repetitive writing that was especially obvious when hearing.

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Listening to this while the kids do some watercolor. I call this “watercolor warthog in sunshine”

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Vanilla raspberry birthday cake! Pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for the support everyone!

readordierachel Looks great! 4w
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About to make my first ever birthday cake from scratch for my husband! I‘ll post a picture later to tell you how it turns out. It should be a fancy white cake with raspberry filling :-)

LibrarianJen Yum! Can‘t wait to see the end result! I‘m good at making all kinds of cakes except chocolate. For some reason I always mess up chocolate cakes and it‘s super embarrassing. 4w
rachelm @LibrarianJen my husband is usually the baker in the household. He makes amazing creations ( one of the reasons why I married him 😝) but after being married for about 10 years I think I owe him a real cake LOL 4w
stacybmartin Baking is one of my very favorite hobbies (especially with an audiobook going) - can‘t wait to see a photo of the finished product! 4w
rretzler Oooh! We had a white cake with raspberry filling and buttercream frosting for our wedding cake many years ago. It was yummy. I‘m sure yours will be great! 😁 4w
Eyelit Awesomeness! 4w
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I know everyone will soon be reading the (redacted) real thing, but if you need a break from the news this was a hilarious piece of satire. Highly recommended if you‘ve been an obsessive politics-follower in the IS this past few years.

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Favorite time of year in the Midwest.

Almost done with this book. As someone who lives in a small town, sooo much of the book rings true for how small town politics and talk work.

kspenmoll It was a great read! 1mo
kspenmoll Magnolias! Gorgeous! 1mo
Mdargusch Interesting that those kind of politics are typical of other small towns. 1mo
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My view after doing eight hours of yardwork. Been good for listening to audiobooks though! Making good progress in this one and loving it so far.

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My husband makes fun of me playing #pokemongo so I took a picture of him with a Magikarp ? any of my #littens play? Post your friend numbers below and I‘ll add ya.
Love to walk and play Pokémon Go while listening to audiobooks!

MidnightBookGirl 5396 1761 3874. Both my Hubs and I play. We started off playing it on vacation with our 3 nieces, and then my sister-in-law got us hooked again last year. It's a lot of fun when we all get together to play! 2mo
LibrarianJen My number is: 6903 9448 9355 #zeek has really gotten into Pokémon so we have been playing more. :) my username is JenAC83 2mo
rachelm @MidnightBookGirl @LibrarianJen sent! It‘s a random sn but I‘m wearing a Pikachu hat :) 2mo
LibrarianJen Sweet, got it! 2mo
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The Wonder | Emma Donoghue
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A gift from a friend— some welcome spring in this long winter!

Started this one today. Not super impressed yet. Like it? Hate it? Does it get better?

8little_paws I ended up loving it 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
Tamra What a welcome sight! 3mo
Hooked_on_books Beautiful flowers! It took me a while to get into that book, but I ended up quite liking it. 3mo
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rachelm @8little_paws @Hooked_on_books perfect. I‘ll see it through! 3mo
Redwritinghood So pretty! I love tulips. 3mo
Suet624 Lots of people loved it. I didn‘t like this one as much as some of her others. 3mo
Meglet I liked it quite a bit, which surprised me...just not the style or tone I‘m usually drawn to. I found the ending a little bothersome, so I‘m curious to hear your opinion. 3mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Couldn‘t download this fast enough

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Invisible Man | Ralph Ellison
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#audiowalk with this tense book. I‘m only 15% in.

Lynnsoprano So cute 😍 5mo
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Little Bear | Else Holmelund Minarik
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Me and #littlebear wishing everyone a beary happy new year. I‘m spending the evening reading James and the Giant Peach to this kiddo‘s big bro, then cracking the spine of Crazy Rich Asians with a glass of beer. Party central over here! #readinthenewyear

#raisingreaders #newyears

danibolahood I'm just about to start Crazy Rich Asians as well! 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy New Year ! 🎉🎉 5mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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💕read more authors that other Littens love (post your top rec below if you‘d like to help that goal!)
🍕read some foodie or science-y nonfiction
📓review more books on my blog
📝join another Litsy postal book club. Mine just ended after two amazing years and I need another!!
#sundayfunday #goals
@sebrittain

CouronneDhiver Wagamese! 🇨🇦 5mo
ReadingRachael I second Wagamese! 5mo
sebrittain ❤🎉❤🎉❤ 5mo
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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Listening to this one for the second time and it‘s even better than I remembered. Amazing, startlingly funny and harsh at the same time.

Megabooks I need to read this. I loved his short story collection. 5mo
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Just missing the rolls , and roasted pears for dessert. Happy holidays everyone!

kspenmoll Delish! Roasted pears sound wonderful! 5mo
Dragon Happy holidays 🎉! 💚🐉 5mo
rachelm @Dragon thanks! 5mo
rachelm @kspenmoll it was!! 5mo
Redwritinghood Happy holidays! 5mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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My 5yo‘s note tonight is cracking me up. This is our first “really into Santa” Christmas.

JPeterson 😂😂 5mo
readordierachel I like the "thank you" ? 5mo
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An Orchestra of Minorities | Chigozie Obioma
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Reading this ARC, out in early Jan, and still deciding what I think of it. Set in Nigeria, told from the point of view of a person‘s chi, their inhabiting spirit. #netgalley

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The Apple-Tree Throne | Premee Mohamed
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Reading this fun little #novella tonight, trying to up my book count for the year (I‘m still down by 15 🤓)

slategreyskies I know what you mean! Last year was a great reading year for me, so I set my goal higher than usual this year. Then, I met my guy & our whirlwind romance turned into an engagement & elopement & moving to a different state. Long story short, I‘m 67 books behind schedule!! But I think it was worth it! Ha! ☃️❄️✨ 5mo
rachelm @slategreyskies What a wonderful year! You have so much to celebrate! Books will always be there… 5mo
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Starting this tonight with a glass of non lethal white (moscato) and Christmas lights in the background. Anyone read it?

jmtrivera Non lethal white! Love that. Also having some tonight. 🥂 5mo
rachelm @jmtrivera cheers to both of us! 5mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Oh this book. Read it. That‘s all I can say. Wry and hopeful and striking, it is even better than I hoped.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Actually lol-ing while getting my oil changed. She is such a wonderful writer. Truly enjoying this memoir so far.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Just got this as an early Christmas present! Can‘t wait! 5mo
rachelm @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it‘s so good! I chewed through more than 100 pages today alone 5mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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Getting the house ready for the kids to decorate while I‘m listening to this. An hour left. So tense...

LitLogophile Oh wow, enjoy the last hour of the secret history 😬 5mo
rachelm @LitLogophile thanks! I totally did. Woo, what a ride. 5mo
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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So just started this and... amazing already. Loving this audiobook and all drawn in. Usually I don‘t like it when the author reads but this is great!

LauraBeth She also narrates the audiobook for True Grit and it‘s amazing! 6mo
BarbaraJean This book is sooooo good! Hope you enjoy! 6mo
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He‘s almost crawling... and that freshly erected tree looks like a prime target of destruction 😱

britt_brooke Good luck!! 💚 6mo
Ruri_kaichou We actually kept our tree outside for several years because of my kids 😆 Now that they are a little older, this year will be the first year we will have one in the house with them. 🤞 Hoping for the best for you 6mo
sprainedbrain Awwwww... look how cute, though! ❤️ 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Adorable ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Cinfhen So sweet 💚❤️ 6mo
rachelm @Ruri_kaichou I get that completely! He‘s my third and my other two are still pretty curious about the tree... best of luck to both of us! 😂 6mo
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Terror Trips | R. L. Stine
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Me and my little readers are on our way home (I‘m not driving! Don‘t worry!) love hearing my kids talk about the books they‘re looking at on the way home.
#raisingreaders

BarbaraBB Great happy picture 💜 6mo
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Wrecked | Joe Ide
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The blur means it's working, right??
#audioworkout with this new read, the third in the IQ series. Love it so far.

britt_brooke Yes! 😆🙌🏻💪🏻 6mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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"I like you more than calculus!"

This reverse-Pretty-Woman is pretty great (and sexy).

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The Girl in Blue | P. G. Wodehouse
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Picked this up at a library booksale. It was just okay-- don't make this your first Wodehouse or it will be your last. Definitely a deep cut in his list. Start with Jeeves if you're looking for his best.

Moray_Reads I've only read a couple of non-Jeeves books by Wodehouse but neither of them were as good 6mo
LeahBergen But I like the cover. 😄 6mo
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Loved this picture book, and so did my 3 and 5 year olds. Reminded me of the relationship between Susie Derkins and Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes. Three illustrators on this one! #raisingreaders #picturebook

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Been off Litsy for months and missed you all! Back on now and ready to talk books.

Listening to this audiobook at the gym and managing not to blush too bad.

britt_brooke Happy to have you back! 6mo
julesG Good to see you back! 6mo
JoScho ❤️🤗 6mo
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Caroline2 Welcome back!! 😃 6mo
sprainedbrain Welcome back!! ❤️ 6mo
rachelm Thanks all! 6mo
LeahBergen Hello!👋🏻 6mo
DivineDiana Glad you‘re back! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 6mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Boiling some corn (courtesy of @tlmorgan ) and enjoying this new audiobook. #audiocooking

hwestfall I love audiocooking! Enjoy that yummy corn 🌽 10mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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Hahah! Who else picked up this YA during Prime day?

Redwritinghood I listened to the audiobook on Hoopla. It was fun. 10mo
rachelm @Redwritinghood I bet it would be! 10mo
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The Ghost Brigades | John Scalzi
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Listening to this audiobook and walking around my local library to try and induce this baby to nap. (it worked!)

Libby1 Well done, mama! And cute glasses! 10mo
rachelm @Libby1 thanks!! 10mo
kspenmoll So sweet!! 10mo
Eggs Adorable 10mo
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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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Especially as a writer I really enjoyed this book and it's commentary on the publication process. It was wry and interesting and a great mystery!
My library recently switched to #Libby and I like the interface quite a bit! Does your library use it?

jmtrivera I love Libby! It's partly responsible for all the library loans in which I'm currently drowning! It's just so easy to look for things! 10mo
Owlizabeth I love Libby too! It‘s so user friendly!! 10mo
Crystalblu Yep! And Hoopla! 10mo
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The Wanderers | Meg Howrey
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I've been a little quiet since birth of newest little but still reading! I'm working on this one during naptimes currently.

BarbaraBB Congratulations with the new one! Of course you have little time to read 😘 11mo
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Winter | Marissa Meyer
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Loved listening to this series. Had me thinking about my favorite #audiobook narrators: https://rachelmansmckenny.com/2018/06/22/audio-crushes/

Chime in with yours!
#audio

2BR02B I really like Simon Vance and Cassandra Campbell. 11mo
rachelm @2BR02B oo, suggested titles? 11mo
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@hwestfall look what they have at our library!! Thought of you!

LeahBergen I have this! It‘s so sweet. 💕 11mo
hwestfall We need to check that out! Thanks for sharing. 11mo
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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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Baby under big net as we go on an #audiowalk

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Complete Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle
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First #audioworkout since the baby, and Stephen Fry reading Sherlock is keeping me company. Sign of Four today! This collection is my summer goal to get through.

CouronneDhiver Great shoes! 12mo
Gezemice I just listened to the same collection. Stephen Fry could read me the dictionary! Plus, Sherlock, of course. I loved it. I thought it would take me forever but went through it fast. Took breaks between parts but each part went fast. 12mo
rachelm @Gezemice I'm loving his introduction of the stories too-- so much cool history 12mo
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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Actual post on my community Facebook page. I'm dying 😝😂

(If I was literally dying would be following post more closely).

2BR02B I would love to see the responses this person is getting. 12mo
LauraJ 😈 12mo
LeahBergen 😂😂 12mo
sprainedbrain 😂😂😂 12mo
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Thank goodness for a fun audiobook to keep me awake for midnight feedings. I love retellings. ❤️this one is slightly predictable but enjoyable none the less!

Photo is me after a long night

Skeebies05 Awwwwwww so cute! 12mo
BeckyMerilatt That‘s such a great idea! I wish I had thought of audio books when my kids were newborns! 12mo
Johanna414 Sweet snuggles ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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Mdargusch So sweet! 12mo
tournevis 😘 12mo
asiriusreader 😍😍 love baby snuggles. 12mo
sprainedbrain Awwww 😍😍😍 12mo
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Really enjoyable new read from an #autobuy author for me. Lots of twisty family drama and mystery, tarot, and a creepy mansion. What more could you want? Thanks #NetGalley! #arc

BeckyMerilatt I liked this one too! 12mo
DimeryRene Have you read her others? How does this compare? I love her, but didn‘t like her last one. 12mo
rachelm @DimeryRene reminded me more of Woman in Cabin 10 than her last one ( and WIC10 was my fav of hers so far) 12mo
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Photo from #mothersday (which is kind of like any other Sunday around here). Reading this awesome new #ARC and making some Mac and cheese

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Good to Know | D. W. Marchwell
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RaimeyGallant Thanks for sharing. :) 13mo
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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Lady Agatha comes through again. Heart racing. Loved it! #mysterymay

Dragon Love Agatha 💕 13mo
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