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readherwriteher

Joined February 2018

📚 Reader ✍🏻 Writer 💁🏻‍♀️ Wannabe Gilmore Girl •2018 Books: 47/100
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Angela's Ashes: A Memoir | Frank McCourt
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I enjoyed this one, immensely. The no-quotation mark thing really bothered me for the first hundred pages but then I got used to it. It seemed to make the story go by faster. The writing style was a perfect match for the poverty Frankie and his family lived in. I‘ll check out the sequel ‘Tis, to see where Frank ends up in America.

Have you seen the movie adaption of Angela‘s Ashes? Is it worth checking out?

Bookishthoughts I watched the movie before I read the book, and I greatly enjoyed both of them! This is one of my favorites, it made me ugly cry in some parts.💗💗 2y
readherwriteher @LazyDays I think I‘m going to see if I can find it to watch this weekend. It‘s times like these I miss Blockbuster. 😂 2y
Bookishthoughts @readherwriteher RIGHT! I really like the movie.💗 2y
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readherwriteher @LazyDays I‘m going to hunt down a copy. I‘ll find it somewhere. 🕵️‍♀️ 2y
Bookishthoughts @readherwriteher that's the spirit!🙌👏💗💗 Good Luck! 2y
Dragon The movie was okay but I prefer the book. 2y
readherwriteher @Dragon I usually do, too. 2y
JazzFeathers I haven't seen the film and hadn't read the book (yet) but years ago l attended one of McCourt's speech at a book festival. He was a master storyteller. What a pleasure to hear him speak. 2y
readherwriteher @JazzFeathers that‘s what the book reads like, a wonderful storyteller. ❤️ 2y
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This story follows best friends Owen and Johnny. From childhood when Owen unlikely hits a ball at Little League that kills Johnny‘s mom, through young adulthood, where Owen believes he has foreseen his heroic death, saving Vietnamese children during the Vietnam war. Owen doesn‘t believe in chance, he believes he is God‘s instrument and Johnny isn‘t sure what to believe. The story is a commentary on faith, God, the church and true friendship.

Nute And you can cross off another book on The Great American Read.😄 2y
mcipher I love this book! I recently bought it to re-read but my sister stole it. 😝 2y
Ruthiella This book and Ciderhouse Rules are my favorite Irving titles!🤩 2y
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MicrobeMom Great book! 2y
readherwriteher @Nute I don‘t know what that is, but it still makes me happy. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂 2y
readherwriteher @mcipher this was my first time reading it. Steal it back! 2y
readherwriteher @Ruthiella this was my first Irving, I might have to read The Cider House Rules next. 2y
readherwriteher @MicrobeMom it was. ❤️ 2y
mcipher I will definitely steal it back when she‘s done! This and Hotel New Hampshire are two of my favorites of his. 2y
Dragon Owen is one of my favourite John Irving books but Garp is a close second. 2y
Nute The Great American Read is a televised voting production on PBS of the search for America‘s favorite book. There are 100 books listed that are representing great literature or that have had a significant impact on the culture of reading. From that list everyone can vote for their favorite book. A Prayer for Owen Meany is one of the choices. Google it to see how many of the books you have read.🙂 2y
readherwriteher @Nute I absolutely will Google it! Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me. 😊🙏🏻 2y
readherwriteher @Dragon I‘ve heard lots of good things about The World According To Garp. 2y
melsimpson I love both Owen Meaney and Harp. Read them 20ish years ago 😮 1y
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I felt the shame and injustice of loving someone the law dictates you can‘t. Of feeling that you are somehow made wrong and that you must hide it from your loved ones while trying to fix what‘s ‘broken‘. To pretend to be something you aren‘t and the inner torment that follows. Finally, the freedom to live and love as you like. This story is about trying to hide who you are and ultimately discovering yourself in unexpected places and people.

Nute Great review! 2y
readherwriteher @Nute thank you! 🙏🏻😊 It was such a beautiful story, which makes it easy. 2y
kstadt929 I was looking at this one for the kindle! I might have to get it now! 2y
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readherwriteher @kstadt929 it‘s a big book (my paperback copy was 580-ish pages), it would be perfect on the Kindle. 2y
Cortg I loved this book so much ❤️ 2y
readherwriteher @Cortg me too. ❤️ 2y
melsimpson This is on my bedside table. It's my next read. Am excited ❤📚 1y
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Hey Littens! If you are like me and a loner on Goodreads, I‘d LOVE to be friends with you over there. My username is readherwriteher 😊 I won‘t get back over there tonight, but I promise to friend every single one of your cute faces when I check in tomorrow.

CrowCAH Added you! Also, join the GoodReads “Litsy” group and you can friend from there!!! 2y
readherwriteher @CrowCAH 😂 I belong to that group. I don‘t know why I didn‘t think of that. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Let‘s blame it on Monday. 2y
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Pamwurtzler I just added you too!! 2y
SassyPants617 Sent! 2y
readherwriteher I‘ve added all of you back, I will go through everyone‘s profiles tomorrow, and give some love. 2y
DebinHawaii Added you. 🌺 2y
Tamra 👋🏾 2y
CoffeeK8 Just added you! I love having more friends on goodreads 2y
MicrobeMom I will add you! 2y
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readherwriteher I‘ve added everyone up to here. Thanks everyone! I‘m looking forward to seeing all your updates. Goodreads might be more fun when I have people to follow. 😂 2y
Purrfectpages Just added you! 2y
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Laura & Emma | Kate Greathead
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I did not love this book. I read it and had no feeling through most of it. Laura stayed the same from beginning to end and maybe that‘s the point of the novel. I didn‘t understand what the book was trying to say, and ultimately that left me frustrated.

RaimeyGallant Good to know. 2y
readherwriteher @RaimeyGallant it was just blah, all around. The characters weren‘t compelling, it was just boring. 2y
Ruthiella Great photo though! 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you would like richer characters and a precision engineered plot, may I be so bold as to recommend my debut? Check the link in my bio for a summary, reviews and more. /Kate 2y
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WHAT BOOK AM I? I‘m trying to find a book. I know what it‘s about and CANNOT remember the name. It‘s about two girls, I think they are South African or maybe Nigerian, one is put in the sex trade and the other sets out to find her. Then they end up in the States. It‘s a newer release. It‘s driving me crazy because the name is on the tip of my tongue.

Viji Homegoing? 2y
irre Is it (edited) 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I was thinking homegoing too. 2y
Sassy_Steph The colour of our sky? 2y
readherwriteher @irre YES!! 💆🏻‍♀️ You just made my night. @Viji @Prairiegirl_reading @Sassy_Steph thank you for chiming in! 🙏🏻😊 2y
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The Clay Girl: A Novel | Tucker, Heather
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This might be my favourite book, ever. It was written like nothing I‘ve read, in a very long-time. The story itself could have been gritty/grizzly and under a heavier hand it could have been a very different tale. Ari is one of those characters who you want to feel sorry for but she won‘t allow it. The book is about finding your family and seeing the good, even in the worst of times. Of stepping up when it would be easier to step back. I LOVED it.

GondorGirl Great review! 2y
readherwriteher @GondorGirl it was a great book. ❤️📖 2y
Veganspacecat Thanks for the review. It sounds like the type of book I need right now, and it‘s on Hoopla through my Library! 2y
readherwriteher @Veganspacecat it is so good. The way it‘s written will make you laugh out loud at Ari. It‘s a serious book, about horrific parents, but it‘s really positive. 2y
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Following two timelines, present day (Avery) and 1939 (Rill). Avery is being groomed for her father‘s seat as governor of South Carolina, and trying to find out more about a mysterious old lady who accosts her at a celebration at a care home. Rill is fighting to keep her four siblings together after they are kidnapped and placed in the care of the Tennessee Children‘s Home Society. Real life meets fiction. I LOVED it and could not put it down.

kstadt929 One of my favorites ❤️ 2y
readherwriteher @kstadt929 I can see why. I was sad when it ended. It was just one of those books, that whisked you through the story without you being aware of it. So good. 2y
BookBridget Read this when I was on vacation in ME last summer. Very good book. 2y
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tammysue I loved it too! 👍🏻❤️ 2y
readherwriteher @BookBridget it was so good. It would make the perfect vacation book! 2y
readherwriteher @whatshesreadingnow It was just a great read. I read it in one sitting. 2y
Texreader A very good book. 2y
readherwriteher @Texreader it really is. ❤️📖 2y
ReadingisMyPassion This is my book group‘s selection for June. 2y
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I foresee an all-nighter with this one. It grabbed me from page one, I can‘t stop turning the pages. 100 pages down, 229 pages to go. 🤓📖

What was your last all-nighter book?

bookaholic1 My all day book that caught me from the beginning was THE GOOD SAM by Dete Meserve. I loved it 2y
Suet624 The book i couldn‘t stop reading was 2y
readherwriteher @bookaholic1 I haven‘t heard of it. I‘m going to look it up. I LOVE getting recommendations like this! Thanks for sharing. 2y
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readherwriteher @Suet624 I‘ve got that one on my TBR for May. ❤️📚 2y
readherwriteher @KerriNTurner looking it up now. 2y
Kimiam Read this one. I loved it. 2y
readherwriteher @Kimiam it was magnificent. 2y
Kimiam It really was. So glad someone else enjoyed it as much as I did 2y
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Sweetbitter: A novel | Stephanie Danler
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“You have a moment of relevancy— when the books, clothes, bars, technology— when everything is speaking directly to you, expressing you exactly. You move toward the edge of the circle and then you‘re abruptly outside the circle. Now what to do with that? Do you stay— peering backward? Or do you walk away?”

This quote summed up the book for me. It was a beautifully messy, coming-of-age story told in a New York restaurant.

mabell Pretty photo! 😍 2y
readherwriteher @mabell thank you! 🙏🏻😊 2y
Ruthiella This book really worked for me too even tho there were aspects that bugged. Dandler really captured for me that feeling of potential of one‘s 20s but also the fear and confusion of being on your own. 2y
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readherwriteher @Ruthiella totally agree with that. 👌🏻 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego There's a show coming out. On Bravo I think. I may need to check it out. 2y
readherwriteher @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I know. I‘m excited. I think it will make an interesting TV show. 2y
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I didn‘t figure it out, so that makes it a great thriller for me. It was a bit hard to follow, with the alternate viewpoints, but not to the detriment of the reading experience. It‘s a thriller, but it‘s a good commentary on modern motherhood, the roles we try to play, and the idea of what constitutes ‘perfection‘.

JanJan I have an ARC of this I need to read. Nice review! 2y
readherwriteher @JanJan thanks! Let me know what you think when you finish it. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor @readherwriteher Lisa: If you like the nature of this writer and the way characters are brought to life, may I recommend my debut to you? 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Great / let me know what you think 2y
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My weekend reads. What books are you spending the weekend with?

bookaholic1 Chill Factor by Sandra Brown and Don't you cry by Mary Kubica❤❤📚📚👍 2y
readherwriteher @bookaholic1 Let me know what you think of them. I love a good thriller. 2y
Amor4Libros I loved Sweetbitter! 2y
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readherwriteher @Amor4Libros I‘ve heard such good things about it. Excited to get to it! 2y
Amor4Libros @readherwriteher Did you know about the series? I just found out a few weeks ago, and I can‘t wait. 2y
bookaholic1 @readherwriteher sounds good..I do as well 2y
readherwriteher @Amor4Libros yes! I just saw the new cover this week. 2y
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FINALLY FRIDAY! I‘m so happy it‘s the weekend. Gonna finish this one, and start A Man Called Ove. What are you reading tonight?

Maria514626 Just finished. Woohoo! 2y
AWahle Not sure what is next, but I'm finishing 2y
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readherwriteher @AWahle are you liking it so far? 2y
BookNerd9906 Aww. ❤️ Ove. Reading Beartown same author for #litsybuddyread. 2y
AWahle I am, but it's like a train wreck you can't look away from. The family is weird in a way unlike anything in my experience. 2y
Becker Started The Heart‘s Invisible Furies by John Boyne. Loved the opening paragraph. (edited) 2y
readherwriteher @BookNerd9906 I loved Beartown. I hope you like it. 📚😊 2y
readherwriteher @AWahle I‘m going to look it up. It sounds interesting. 2y
readherwriteher @Becker you‘ve piqued my interest. I‘ve got it on my TBR this month. 2y
Maria514626 @readherwriteher A Dirty Job was good but unlike his others. It deals with grief along with his usual crazy story. I made the mistake of listening to it at first. I wasn‘t into it. As soon as I started reading it got better. His writing is so wonderfully weird. I missed too much detail while listening. 2y
GinaKButler I just finished The Glass Castle. I‘m starting my book club book; The Other Einstein. 2y
readherwriteher @GinaKButler I loved The Glass Castle. I added The Other Einstein to my TBR. 2y
GinaKButler @readherwriteher Honestly, I‘m not loving The Other Einstein. We‘ll see if it gets better, but if it wasn‘t a book club pick, I‘d put it down. 😕 2y
readherwriteher @GinaKButler my library has a copy, so I‘ll borrow it and try it out. That way, I can just take it back if it‘s no good. 😂 2y
Litsi Hi. Your thoughts on Other People's Houses? (edited) 2y
readherwriteher @Litsi it was exclusively about the struggles of raising a family, but think the moms were also really recognizable as women we all know. My favourite part of this book was that Frances did not spend the book trying to lose weight, or worrying about her weight, even though she was almost exclusively referred to as ‘the overweight one,‘ by anyone describing her. Yet she didn‘t care. Which was refreshing. It was a gossipy book, perfect beach read. 2y
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I Have Lost My Way | Gayle Forman
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I Have Lost My Way follows Freya, Nathaniel and Harun, and their accidental meeting in Central Park. Each of the young adults is carrying a secret, and through the day they spend together, they each figure out how to navigate their own fork in the road. It‘s a feel good book, and I recommend it if you want to read something quick and easy that will lift your spirits. At only 177 pages, it was a really quick read, too.

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Book Haul: New Picks. I picked up three more of Fredrik Backman‘s books on this trip (got Ove used). I‘m also excited for Pachinko and The Heart‘s Invisible Furies because I have heard such great things from all of you.

Have you read any of these ones?

mdm139 Caroline was fantastic 2y
Bookishthoughts My Grandmother....was really adorablely sad💜 2y
AWahle A lovely haul! I've either read or have all of them on my TBR! 2y
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readherwriteher @mdm139 I loved Little House when I was younger, and I am excited to read it from Ma‘s perspective. 2y
readherwriteher @LazyDays that makes me happy to hear. I might read all of them back to back. I love his writing. 2y
readherwriteher @AWahle which ones that you‘ve read would you recommend most? 2y
Bookishthoughts @readherwriteher yes💜 I think he is becoming one of my favorites💜 2y
LikelyLibrarian The Heart‘s Invisible Furies is beautiful. The characters stick with you long after you‘ve finished reading. 2y
Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm I‘ve just got to read ‘Other People‘s Houses‘! 2y
readherwriteher @LikelyLibrarian I‘m excited to read it. I love when the characters stay with me. ❤️ 2y
readherwriteher @Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm I‘m starting it tonight. I‘ll let you know how it is. 2y
Amaryie The heart‘s invisible furies is my top read of 2017! I absolutely adored the book. I recommend it to everyone and I still get emotional when I talk about it. Just had every emotion and I can‘t say enough wonderful thing about it (edited) 2y
readherwriteher @Amaryie that makes me so happy to hear that. I‘m definitely going to have to read it this month after that glowing review. 😊❤️ 2y
AWahle I've read both Backman books and Pachinko. All of them made me cry. If you want laughs with the cries start with "My Grandmother...". If you want sweeping family's drama, go with Pachinko. Can't go wrong with any of them! ? 2y
readherwriteher @AWahle 🤗 Yay! That is just what I want to hear. I am a total crier, so they will be perfect. I think I‘ll go with My Grandmother, first. 2y
readherwriteher @irre did it make you cry, too? 2y
irre @readherwriteher I don‘t think I‘ve read any book by Backman without crying. Both happy and sad tears. I love his books. 2y
LikelyLibrarian @irre Me too! Loved Ove and Beartown 2y
readherwriteher @irre I have a feeling I will feel the same. I‘ll let you know when I get through these ones if tears were involved. (edited) 2y
Pamwurtzler Britt-Marie was good & so was Caroline. You got some good ones! 2y
Ruthiella I‘ve only read Pachinko which I liked a lot😀 2y
readherwriteher @Pamwurtzler I‘m excited for Caroline as a big Little House fan. 😊 2y
readherwriteher @Ruthiella I‘ve heard such good things about it. 😊 2y
Cinfhen Lovely and wonderful 2y
Vertabrain Caroline just arrived as a digital download from the library. I‘m also listening to the new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder called, Prairie Fires, which just won a Pulitzer. Not too far along, but it‘s fantastic so far. 2y
readherwriteher @Vertabrain I‘ve heard mixed reviews about Prairie Fires. Let me know your thoughts when you finish it. 2y
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Getting ready for another road trip tomorrow, and trying to finish I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman tonight. How was your Tuesday?

BiblioLitten Tuesday was great! We had planned a surprise birthday party for my brother and we had a blast😊🎉 2y
BiblioLitten Have fun on your road trip.😊🚗 2y
readherwriteher @BiblioLitten that is awesome! Was he surprised? Or did he have an inkling it was coming? 2y
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BiblioLitten He did have an inkling because it was his 25th and I love celebrating birthdays 😁 2y
readherwriteher @BiblioLitten that‘s a huge birthday milestone. I‘m glad you guys had a good time even if he did suspect it was coming. 🎉🎈🎂 2y
JazzFeathers Great pic 💙 2y
readherwriteher @JazzFeathers thanks! 🙏🏻😊 2y
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Book Haul: Used Picks. A Man Called Ove, The Secret History, Bel Canto and Lullabies for Little Criminals were all on my list for Indigo (Canada‘s big chain bookstore), so I got all four used, for the regular price of one of them new. When I find books that are on my To-Buy list at the used book store, I think it‘s the universe telling me I MUST have them. I always hit the used book stores first when book shopping.

Do you buy used books?

Mommamanzi Most the time! 2y
readherwriteher @Mommamanzi me too. I love that it makes the book buying funds stretch farther. 2y
Trashcanman Almost exclusively, thriftbooks.com is my weakness. 2y
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swishandflick Great stack! 2y
readherwriteher @Trashcanman now I have to go check them out. Thanks for sharing. 😊 2y
readherwriteher @swishandflick thanks! I‘m super excited to read them. 2y
TheKidUpstairs I love used books, and I do the same - check the used stores first! If a book costs less, then I can buy more books, right? This is a great stack. Bel Canto and Middlesex are two of my all time favourites. Happy Reading! 2y
FlowerFairy Used books are the best! They have a history. 2y
readherwriteher @TheKidUpstairs that‘s my philosophy, too. I‘m so excited to read both Bel Canto and Middlesex, good to know they are both favourites of yours. I think Bel Canto might be next for me. 2y
readherwriteher @FlowerFairy right? And that used book smell. 😍 2y
FlowerFairy Yasssss!!! Walked into 2nd and Charles last Saturday and immediately upon entry, stopped and inhaled! 2y
EadieB I have 7,000 books and have paid .50 to 1.00 for most of them. I acquired them from thrift stores and library sales. Trying to dwindle them down as I was a bit obsessive buying more than I will ever be able to read. I belong to 2 book-swapping sites and have over 1.000 credits to order books I will definitely read. lol Crazy me! 2y
Reviewsbylola Omg that is an epic haul and I truly don‘t even know where you should start because you‘ve got tons of five star reads there. 😍 2y
readherwriteher @EadieB That‘s awesome! Which sites are you on, if you don‘t mind sharing? 2y
readherwriteher @Reviewsbylola I know. I‘m super excited, but stumped where to begin. 2y
emilyhaldi Wow, I‘m with @Reviewsbylola - epic! 🙌🏻 2y
readherwriteher @emilyhaldi I was so happy purchasing them. I am so excited! 💆🏻‍♀️🤗 2y
EadieB @readherwriteher I am on LibraryThing where I do group reads with Andrew65 who leads them. I post my reviews on LT, Goodreads, Paperbackswap and I just joined NetGalley. I read about 200 books a year and I‘m only reading the 4 or 5 stars books. I‘m swapping the books that got 3 or less. I check them out before I read them so I am very selective in my reading. Why waste time on the mediocre ones? I have also collected books from the 1001 list. (edited) 2y
EadieB I‘ve been collecting books since 2010. There is a library near me that has book sales every 2 weeks so I go there and thrift stores. Best deals are at libraries. You can check their websites to see if they have book sales. I use the amazon app because you can scan the ISBN # on the book and see how many stars it received. I have lots of favorite series that I look for. I do get rid of books after I read them. If my library has a copy I don‘t buy. 2y
hes7 I love used books! Finding a book I‘ve been wanting to read is always fun. I see some great books in your picture—enjoy your reading! 2y
readherwriteher @EadieB awesome! I‘m going to check out the sites I‘m not familiar with, and look you up. 😊 2y
EadieB 👍 2y
readherwriteher @EadieB those are great tips. I also don‘t usually keep books once I‘ve read them, and I don‘t buy if my library has a copy, either. 2y
readherwriteher @hes7 I love finding books I‘ve been searching for. Thank you, I‘m very excited to read these. 😊 2y
EadieB Donna Tartt is one of my favorite writers. Goldfinch is my favorite and Secret History too. It takes her 10 years to write a book because she is a perfectionist. (edited) 2y
EadieB I‘ve read Middlesex and the Giver too. 2y
readherwriteher @EadieB that‘s interesting. I picked up the Goldfinch in January, I‘m excited to read them both. 2y
EadieB It‘s controversial! But I loved it. I think it‘s a real masterpiece. 2y
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This has nothing to do with reading, but I‘d love your opinion on a logo for my blog.

Trashcanman I like C the best. 2y
LikelyLibrarian I like D 🙂 2y
julesG I'd go for B 2y
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JosieG I like B 2y
bobregina I like B 😊 2y
Jerdencon I like D 2y
TheBookStacker I like B. 2y
auntie_jenn A or C 2y
DebbieGrillo ❤ C 2y
DebbieGrillo Hubby is a graphic artist. He says A. 2y
Sarah83 Definitely D 💖😍 2y
Li_21 B 2y
shadowspeak17 A or B 2y
mariaku21 B caught my eye from the beginning. 2y
CrowCAH I like D and your play on words for the spelling! 2y
Lea A 2y
darklydreaming A! To me, the open book indicates "reading" or "writing" ? 2y
Gaylagal2 I really love D 🤓 2y
TheDaysGoBy B or D 2y
heikemarie D for me! I like them all though. 2y
MicrobeMom Love D! 2y
StephanieGeiser A or D 2y
GarthRanzz I think D! 2y
AmberWB D! 2y
LiteraryinLititz I like A! 2y
Bookpearl B or D 2y
Mollyanna B! 2y
OrangeMooseReads I like C & D 2y
aarchamb B & C! ❤️ 2y
MBurbo D 2y
Jas16 B 2y
shanaqui B! 2y
Reggie B 2y
Jess D 2y
Ashes I‘m torn between A and D. 2y
readherwriteher You guys all rock! Thank you. 🙏🏻😊 It‘s hard to decide when you designed them. I‘m attached to them all. 😂 2y
LauraWeasley I like B and D best... 2y
Becker They are all nice but D would be my choice. 2y
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Prairiegirl_reading I got Jane Austen too and every post I‘ve seen of this quiz was Jane Austen! Is there another answer? 🤣 2y
RiaWritten I got Mary Shelley! 2y
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ralexist I got Mary Wollstonecraft! 2y
Tianarose I got J.K Rowling 2y
readherwriteher @Prairiegirl_reading 😂 The library description was me, but I‘m not very elegant. 🙈 I‘d like to see the other answers. 2y
readherwriteher @Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm another Jane. 💆🏻‍♀️ 2y
readherwriteher @SewItGoes that‘s a good one! 2y
readherwriteher @ralexist I wasn‘t familiar with her, so I googled her. She‘s kind of a pioneer of women‘s rights, which makes your answer AWESOME. 💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️💆🏻‍♀️ 2y
readherwriteher @Tianarose I haven‘t read Harry, but I love who she is as a person. That‘s a really amazing answer! 2y
TheBookStacker Hey I got the same answer! 2y
Pogue I just got ads that would not let me skip to the Quiz. 2y
readherwriteher @Pogue that stinks! 👎🏻 2y
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The Female Persuasion by Meg Worlitzer, yay or nay? I can‘t decide. HELP! 🤔📚😩

Alfoster Haven‘t read it but love her others! 2y
RaimeyGallant I don't know! Sorry. :) 2y
DogEaredBooks Yes! I‘ve heard such good reviews and I‘m waiting for it from the library! 2y
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readherwriteher @Alfoster @RaimeyGallant thank you. 🙏🏻😊 @DogEaredBooks I think I might try to snag it from my library when they get a copy. 2y
ThatBookishGal I‘ve heard great things on this!!!! 2y
readherwriteher @ThatBookishGal that‘s good to know! I think I‘ll grab it, from the library when they get it. 2y
GloVerdino I just bought it today! I listened to the B&N podcast interview with her and it made me rally want to read the book, I plan on going to the book club meeting too. 2y
readherwriteher @GloVerdino I am so sad that I live in Canada right now (no B&N)! 😩 Let me know what you think when you finish it. 2y
GloVerdino @readherwriteher that's too bad, but I will definitely be posting about it! 2y
readherwriteher @GloVerdino I‘ll keep my eyes out. 😊 2y
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1) Rude people. I was raised with one rule, and it was to treat others the way I want to be treated. Try to be kind. 🙏🏻😊
2) Cake. Chocolate cake. 🤗🤤
3) If I tell you, I‘ll have to 🔪 you. 😉
4) Romance.
5) Anyone who wants to play, please jump in.

Thanks @jesshowbooks for the awesome #friyayintro

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I‘m out of town SANS KIDS with my husband until Sunday. I‘m hoping to squeeze in a book on this trip, but I‘m not guaranteeing anything. 💑

readherwriteher @RaimeyGallant I‘m so excited! And the beds in the hotel are life. 👌🏻🛌😍 2y
CouronneDhiver Oooo! Very nice 2y
readherwriteher @CouronneDhiver we are having an amazing time, so far. No distractions, the hotel is quiet and the beds are amazing. 2y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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“In the vast expanse of this unpredictable wilderness, you will either become your best self and flourish, or you will run away, screaming, from the dark and the cold and the hardship. There is no middle ground, no safe place; not here, in the Great Alone.”

I devoured this book. I was in Alaska, trying to live off the land, to survive the brutal elements and my dysfunctional family. The ending was predictable, but still really satisfying to me.

Eggs Agreed 2y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Devouring this one. It‘s amazing, I feel like I‘m trying to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. What are you reading right now?

Trashcanman I'm reading one of the strangest books I've ever read. The Box Man by Kobo Abe 2y
readherwriteher @Trashcanman I‘ve never heard of it. What is it about? 2y
Trashcanman Check out this quick description. It really is unique but I'd say not for everyone. 2y
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readherwriteher @Trashcanman thanks I will. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I really want to read this one!!! I just started rules of civility for book club though. 2y
readherwriteher @Prairiegirl_reading I recommend it. It‘s a bit predictable but I couldn‘t put it down. Checking out Rules of Civility now! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @readherwriteher I really hope it‘s good because I suggested it and no one liked my last suggestion!! We are supposed to bring books we haven‘t read so I brought a few options since my tbr is out of control!! 2y
readherwriteher @Prairiegirl_reading that‘s the worst, when you recommend something and no one likes it. 🙈 Hope they like it. 2y
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1) Apple, baby.
2) Kobo eReader.
3) Instagram. Notes. Music.
4) Desktop (iMac) for writing. Phone for social media.

Another amazing #manicmonday @JoScho 💆🏻‍♀️

JoScho Thanks 😊 2y
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Behold the Dreamers | Imbolo Mbue
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Behold The Dreamers is the story of an immigrant family wanting the American dream with very little hope of actually achieving it. The book comes full circle with the family realizing what the true meaning of home is and that sometimes you have to let go of what you thought you wanted in order to have a truly better life.

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March Wrap-Up:
➕ 13 books read
⭐️ Favourite Book was a three-way tie:
• Beartown
• The Nightingale
• All The Light We Cannot See.
🏅Honourable mentions:
• Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine
• Small Great Things

The two turned around books represent One More Day (returned Library book) and It Ends With Us (ebook).

What was your favourite March read?

HKGirl Nice color coordination too. 😊 2y
kstadt929 So many of these are on my TBR or I have already read them!! Makes me want to check out the ones on here I didn‘t have listed already 😁 2y
readherwriteher @HKGirl it was a very Blue month. 😊 2y
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readherwriteher @kstadt929 it was a great month of reading. I hope you enjoy whichever books make your list. 😊 2y
Andrew65 That‘s a great month! 🙌 2y
readherwriteher @Andrew65 it was an amazing month. So many great reads. 2y
Kalalalatja Great photo! 2y
Reviewsbylola Fantastic stack!! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Nightingale ❤️❤️❤️ My favorite!!! 2y
readherwriteher @Kalalalatja thank you! 🙏🏻😊 2y
readherwriteher @Reviewsbylola it was an awesome month of great books. 📚 2y
readherwriteher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was such a great read. 2y
KOTK All the light blew me away. Was beautifully written. Adding the others. Thanks 2y
readherwriteher @KOTK if you liked All The Light, I highly recommend The Nightingale. 2y
KOTK @readherwriteher thanks. Added to the stack 2y
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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“Cycles exist because they are excruciating to break. It takes an astronomical amount of pain and courage to disrupt a familiar pattern. Sometimes it seems easier to just keep running in the same familiar circles rather than facing the fear of jumping and possibly not landing on your feet.”

💆🏻‍♀️ This is so true.

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“People spend so much time wondering why the women don‘t leave. Where are all the people who wonder why the men are even abusive? Isn‘t that where the only blame should be placed?”

This book gave me so much insight into domestic abuse. I‘m guilty of posing this very question. The book also pointed out that rarely are people all bad or all good. Most of us are just people who sometimes do bad things.

CoffeeK8 This was a tough read, but so good 2y
kate_reads LOVED this book 2y
readherwriteher @CoffeeK8 it was tough. But I really liked it. It was the perfect follow up to Small Great Things. 2y
readherwriteher @kate_reads it was my first Colleen Hoover. 2y
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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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I‘m hoping to finish It Ends With Us and Behold the Dreamers this weekend. Will you squeeze in some reading between egg hunts, family gatherings and copious amounts of chocolate?

C.Perone But of course! 📖 2y
Jhullie I‘m heading off on a 7 hour train journey, just me and my books 📚 2y
readherwriteher @Jhullie enjoy your trip! 😊 2y
readherwriteher @C.Perone 😂 Silly question to ask a bunch of book lovers? 2y
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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“You say you don‘t see colour... but that‘s all you see. You‘re so hyper aware of it, and of trying to look like you aren‘t prejudiced, you can‘t even understand that when you say race doesn‘t matter, all I hear is you dismissing what I‘ve felt, what I‘ve lived, what it‘s like to be put down because of the colour of my skin.”

This book was a great look in the mirror. I will say though, it seemed more of a story for white women about race.

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1) 50 Book Pledge Website and Goodreads.
2) Third Person Narrative.
3) I‘ll be sleeping for most of it, then reading.
4) @thereadingowlvina @PenguinInFlight @MallenNC

Thanks to @GarthRanzz for a fun #triviathursday 💆🏻‍♀️

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📚📖 Just helping to spread the word. Can‘t wait to see you on the flip side! #LitsyMaintenance #LitsyDowntime #LibraryThing

kgriffith And if you want a place to connect where you can continue to chat during downtime, we‘re set up a thread here: https://www.librarything.com/topic/289278 2y
readherwriteher @kgriffith thanks for sharing that. 🙏🏻😊 2y
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Halfway through this one, and it‘s been hard to read. I have to put it down and calm myself down after Turk‘s chapters. What‘s the last book you read that was unsettling for you?

auntie_jenn most recent Educated by Tara Westover 2y
staci.reads Love Small, Great Things! 2y
BeaG I read this and I agree with you. I had to regroup often. It's a good read. 2y
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Chellebearss Blood Meridian. I had to read bits and pieces and then read something fluffier. 2y
aprilpohren I loved this book!! 2y
readherwriteher @auntie_jenn that‘s on my TBR. I‘ll maybe hold off on it for a bit after finishing this. 2y
readherwriteher @staci.reads the story is great but the hate, the hate I am just having such a hard time. 2y
readherwriteher @BeaG agreed. Great story but a hard one to get through. 2y
readherwriteher @Chellebearss That‘s how I‘ve been. White supremacy is just a hard thing to read about. 2y
readherwriteher @aprilpohren I love the story, but the hate is throwing me. 2y
MallenNC I had the same experience with this book. I liked it a lot but those chapters were so hard to read. 2y
Schuhbox Congrats on staying with it! I tried it on audio and quit very quickly 2y
Areader2 @readherwriteher just finished the orphan masters son,so upsetting, picked up something light to get it out of my head😕 2y
Califlamingo This is our office book club choice right now. I haven't started yet. 2y
StrayCat13 This was a great thought provoking book...all her books are. Last unsettling book for me was Zombie by Joyce Carol Oates 2y
readherwriteher @MallenNC they are so, so hard. Still got a third of the book to go, when normally I would be finished. Trying to get it done today. 🤞🏻 2y
readherwriteher @Schuhbox I seriously considered bailing on it. I definitely couldn‘t have listened to the words, though. (edited) 2y
readherwriteher @Areader2 I‘ll add it to my TBR. But maybe won‘t read it for a bit. 2y
readherwriteher @Califlamingo just be prepared for it to be hard. 2y
readherwriteher @StrayCat13 it‘s super thought provoking but it makes me sad. Reading the list of reasons the Holocaust never happened made me want to puke. I haven‘t read any JCO, maybe I‘ll check Zombies out first. 2y
MelissaSue81 This is how I‘m feeling too. 2y
readherwriteher @MelissaSue81 it‘s a great book, but damn it was a hard one. Lots of tears and some anger (how could someone be so insensitive, rude and hateful?!?) It‘s worth it, to get through it, though. Jodi‘s endnotes are really insightful, too. 2y
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“To Canadians everything is equal. Joni Mitchell is interchangeable with a secretary at open-mic night. Frank Gehry is no greater than a hack pumping out McMansions on AutoCAD. John Candy is no funnier than uncle Lou when he gets a couple of beers in him. No wonder the only Canadians anyone‘s ever heard of are the ones who have gotten the hell out. Anyone with talent who stayed would be flattened under an avalanche of equality.” 😂 #ProudCanadian

readherwriteher Bernadette has a fear of Canadians. We might squash her with our avalanche of equality. I love her. 😂 2y
TheKidUpstairs As a proud Canadian, this made me 😂😂😂 I loved this book! 2y
readherwriteher @TheKidUpstairs me too. I cried I laughed so hard. 2y
PenguinInFlight I listened to this on audio and laughed so hard I cried in so many parts! 2y
readherwriteher @PenguinInFlight I can only imagine! 😂 2y
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OUOTE 1: “In a way, I see religion as the pinnacle of human achievement....As a species, God might be the greatest gift we‘ve ever given ourselves. The gift of sanity.”

QUOTE 2: “What kind of God would create a person, of which, he so disapproved? Simon can only think of two answers: either there‘s no God at all, or Simon was a mistake, a fuck-up. He‘s never been sure which option scares him more.”

bookswithbec That cover😍 2y
readherwriteher @bookswithbec it‘s gorgeous isn‘t it? 2y
Chelsea.Poole Beautiful photo 🍓 2y
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Jakaranda reading it right now and sometime find myself awake at 6 in the morning thinking about what i read the night before. 2y
readherwriteher @Chelsea.Poole thank you. 🙏🏻😊 2y
readherwriteher @Jakaranda that was me. I actually found the themes in this one fascinating. 2y
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Quizzes | Sue Boylan
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BookishMe I got the same but I agree with only the harmony & true self bits 😆😆 2y
bookaholic1 I got the same one and it's true 2y
readherwriteher @BookishMe 😂 I‘m only quiet until you get to know me. 2y
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readherwriteher @bookaholic1 like kind of scary accurate, right? 2y
BookishMe Haha! 2y
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Book lovers, what are you doing tonight? I am, you guessed it, spending the night in reading, Where‘d You Go Bernadette? 🤓📖

catebutler This was such a fun, quirky book! Enjoy your evening of reading!! 📖🌿 2y
readherwriteher @catebutler I‘m enjoying it immensely. 2y
jamie_in_the_library Fun! I‘m reading for now and then having a movie night at our house later with pizza and we‘re going to watch Can‘t Hardly Wait 💕💕 2y
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carrceli I loved this book. It left me going now what... 2y
readherwriteher @jamie_in_the_library I haven‘t seen that in awhile! Enjoy your movie night. 2y
readherwriteher @carrceli I‘m really liking it. It‘s quirky, which I love. 2y
echalpan Loved this book! Good choice! 2y
amb That's been on my #tbr forever 2y
readherwriteher @echalpan I‘m glad you liked it. It‘s a great read. 2y
readherwriteher @amb pick it up. It‘s a quirky read. 2y
SandyW I have to go to a birthday party at a restaurant with lots of *gasp* people. At least there will be a margarita bar! 2y
readherwriteher @SandyW have fun! At least you get to have a few margaritas! 2y
shanaqui I've been meaning to read this for aaaaages. I really should pick it up. 2y
readherwriteher @shanaqui I‘m 50 pages from the end, and it‘s a totally quirky book. It was just what I needed. 2y
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I could not turn the pages fast enough. A blind girl hiding a cursed diamond in France and helping her great-uncle broadcast in secret for the resistance. A brilliant young German orphan, swept into the war for his skill with radios and technology. It all comes to a head as the war enters its end, the Germans closing in on the gem and the broadcasters. It was beautiful. I wish I hadn‘t read it, so I could read it again for the first time.

AmandaL I loooved this book! The audiobook is excellent too. 2y
readherwriteher @AmandaL we have a long car trip coming up and I think I might get the audiobook to listen to with my non-reading husband. It is just one of those books. You can‘t help but fall in love with it. 2y
BookishMe I know that feeling - wanting to read again for the first time. I think I am finally ready to read it this year 2y
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readherwriteher @BookishMe it‘s such an odd feeling. On one hand, I‘m loving the story I just finished. On the other, I‘m sad that I won‘t ever experience it the same way I just did. There‘s magic in reading a story for the first time. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think when you get around to it. 2y
StephanieGeiser I got this book from the library a while ago and returned it without ever starting it because I just couldn‘t make myself find the time (it was a book club pick). Your review has just convinced me to give it another shot. 2y
readherwriteher @StephanieGeiser it was really good. I hope it lives up to my review for you. Let me know what you think when you finish it. 2y
StephanieGeiser @readherwriteher Based on my current TBD, it‘ll be a little while. 😂 But I‘ll keep you posted! 2y
BookishMe @readherwriteher 👍🏽👍🏽 2y
readherwriteher @BookishMe added it to my TBR. 2y
Jennifer3 I loved this one! 2y
Jaimelire Great book 2y
SG2014 This is one of my all-time favourite books. Great review! 2y
readherwriteher @Jennifer3 I totally understand why. 2y
readherwriteher @SG2014 thank you. It was easily one of the best books I‘ve read in the last few years. 2y
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The Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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Tells the story of Lucy and Gabe, their meeting at Columbia on September 11, 2001 and follows the next 13 years of their star-crossed love. Lucy gets married to Darren, who adores her and they start a family together, while Gabe is off being a photojournalist in the middle-East. It all comes to a head, and the ending mimicked Lucy and Gabe‘s entire relationship so maybe it wasn‘t as contrived as I think, so much as just incredibly Shakespearean.

LauraBeth I‘m looking forward to this one! 2y
readherwriteher @LauraBeth let me know what you think when you read it. 2y
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1)Big City, but I live in a small town.
2)Rock on the Radio. Alt Rock, to be exact.
3)Literary Fiction.
4)I‘m okay with pineapple on pizza, like once a year.
5)Rhett Butler, but Pride and Prejudice is on my TBR for April and this answer may change.

I can‘t wait to see your answers this week #Littens. ❤️ Don‘t forger to #thisorthat and tag me so I can see it.

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1) My kid. His brother coloured his face with a Sharpie at 5:00 in the morning because he wanted to be a puppy. That‘s why his tongue is hanging out. 🐶
2) I love my #LitsyFam because you have welcomed me so warmly. Everyone here is so helpful, I feel like I‘ve found my people! I adore you guys.
3) Anyone who wants to share random acts of kindness, please do. I‘ve done a lot them, but I‘m drawing a blank.

Thanks for the #HumpDayPost @MinDea

tournevis 😂😂😂😂😂 Brothers!!! 2y
corycatelyn 🙈 2y
Tera66 Oh no!😂😂😂 2y
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dgingo I‘m sorry, but this is the best thing I‘ve seen all day! 😂 2y
readherwriteher @dgingo oh this happened in 2013. I gut myself laughing every time I see it. 😂 2y
ElishaLovesBooks Oh my goodness!!! Kids!!🙄😂 2y
readherwriteher @ElishaLovesBooks three boys and I‘m always on my toes. And it is SO HARD not to laugh at them when they do things like this that are hilarious but are behaviours not to be reinforced with laughter. 😂 2y
ElishaLovesBooks @readherwriteher I hear you! I have 5 kids so it totally get! Sometimes I just have to walk away and have my LOL moment where they can‘t see me! 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
Pamwurtzler Hilarious! But did it come off? 2y
Ingerella That's so funny! 2y
Reviewsbylola Omfg 😂🤷🏼‍♀️😳 2y
dsfisher Boys!!!!😂😂😂 2y
Cortg This is too funny! 2y
readherwriteher @Pamwurtzler yes. We used coconut oil and rubbed, three times and then washed with soap and water. 2y
mrp27 😂😂😂 2y
mabell Well at least it's creative! 😂😂 2y
readherwriteher @mabell right?! 😂😂😂😂 2y
Thecoffeeqween That‘s one of those “I just gotta shake my head and laugh” kind of days 2y
CoCo_Chasing_Adventures 🤣🤣🤣🤣 2y
TNbookworm 😂😂 2y
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Happy Hump Day fellow book lovers! What book‘s helping you get through today? I‘ve been in WWII France and Germany all afternoon with All The Light We Cannot See. There are reasons this book won the Pulitzer. So. Good. And I‘m only halfway through.

kstadt929 Love that book! One of my favorites 2y
Augustdana Got through my meeting this afternoon knowing Rebecca is waiting for me at home 😲😆 2y
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readherwriteher @Augustdana I haven‘t read that book. Are you enjoying it? 2y
readherwriteher @kstadt929 I can totally see why. It‘s so good! 2y
staci.reads Incredible book! Masterfully written! 2y
readherwriteher @staci.reads I agree. 2y
Emilymdxn The cover is so gorgeous I love those colours 2y
readherwriteher @Emilymdxn it‘s beautiful. Blues are my favourite too. 💙 2y
Augustdana @readherwriteher it‘s great so far, she writes like a dream 2y
readherwriteher @Augustdana I‘ll have to see if my Library has a copy. 😊 It‘s one of those books I‘ve heard a lot about but still don‘t know what it‘s actually about. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
MizDoniaBuding its in my never ending list 2y
readherwriteher @MizDoniaBuding I feel you on that. We all have them. 2y
miggymag I have this in my TBR stack 😍. I am a sucker for anything set during WW2. 2y
readherwriteher @miggymag me too. It was such a horrific war, and what the Reich did to all those Jewish people makes me sick to my stomach. Such horror. It still surprises me that as much went unchecked or unnoticed for as long as it did. This book also has the added element of a cursed diamond being hidden by the French. (edited) 2y
miggymag @readherwriteher Agreed. I get so wrapped up in these types of books because it is so hard even imagine living through something like that. It is crazy to fathom that even the historical fiction set in that time is based off of actual horrific events. (edited) 2y
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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“But this is what loss has taught me of love. Our house isn‘t simply empty, our home has been emptied. Love makes a place in your life, it makes a place for itself in your bed. Invisibly, it makes a place in your body, rerouting all your blood vessels, throbbing right alongside your heart. When it‘s gone, nothing is whole again.”

I‘m still not sure what I think of this book. I‘m still thinking about it, 2 days later, so that says something to me.

Lea Agreed. I found it thought provoking but... 2y
readherwriteher @Lea YES! It was thought provoking but...🙌🏻 2y
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“When people ask how you are, you are meant to say FINE. You are not meant to say you cried yourself to sleep last night because you hadn‘t spoken to another person in two consecutive days. FINE is what you say.”

I enjoyed this book. Eleanor alone is a quirky wonder but then there is a cast of zany characters that help Eleanor on her journey to discovering that she is not, in fact, completely fine. Deals with a tough subject with so much heart.

dgingo Great picture! Is that one of those super comfy loop blankets?! 2y
Maria514626 This book! 💕💕💕 2y
readherwriteher @dgingo it‘s a mini-sized one. I was a newborn photographer in my past life. I can say I wouldn‘t recommend getting a big one. They are made with roving and the roving begins to pull apart like cotton balls (and everything sticks to it). Works super well for book photos though. 😊📚 2y
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readherwriteher @Maria514626 I know. How do you not love Eleanor? 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Eleanor and I think about this when I say”fine” or someone says it back!!! 💙💙💙 2y
readherwriteher @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks me too! My mom asked how I was yesterday and I automatically replied, “Fine.” But I wasn‘t fine so I don‘t know why it came out. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Deeply conditioned response I think. 2y
dgingo I call “fine” a four-letter F word. 2y
readherwriteher @dgingo totally. 🙌🏻 2y
echalpan Love your review! I adored this book 2y
readherwriteher @echalpan thank you. I adored it, too. 2y
mariaku21 I'm loving that cover! 2y
readherwriteher @mariaku21 It‘s gorgeous! 2y
dgingo @readherwriteher Beautiful for book photos! 2y
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1) Black Beauty.
2) One, a cat named Willow.
3) Monkey. 🐵🙈🙉🙊🐒
4) A domestic housecat because of all the sleep. I wouldn‘t want to be in the wild, because with my luck I‘d die.

Thanks for another fun #ManicMonday @JoScho 😘

JoScho Yes it must be a loved cat! 2y
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What are your Sunday rituals? My Sunday‘s always include reading, laundry and checking my horoscope on Free People‘s Blog. I started An American Marriage late last night and hope to finish it today.

readherwriteher And this weekend my husband is doing the laundry because of my back. 😍 2y
Ingerella Yay for the laundry break, but I hope your back feels better! 2y
SandyW What @Ingerella said... 😀 2y
readherwriteher @Ingerella @SandyW Thank you both. The break is lovely but I just want to be able to move without pain. I won‘t take these simple things like doing laundry for granted ever again. 2y
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The Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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How are you celebrating St. Patrick‘s Day? I‘m celebrating with The Light We Lost. Not even a green book! I‘m losing at life today. 😂

Lovesbooks87 Such a good book! 2y
readherwriteher @Lovesbooks87 I‘m enjoying it so far. I‘m about 100 pages in and it has such an undertone if sadness. 2y
GirlChandler I‘m reading an Italian book, so you‘re not alone. ☘️ 2y
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Kaylamburson ❤️❤️love this book!!! 2y
readherwriteher @Starbeast22 yes! Strength in numbers! 😊 2y
readherwriteher @Kaylamburson I‘m only 100 pages in, but I‘m really liking it so far. 2y
C.Perone Loved! 2y
LauraWeasley I've been debating for weeks whether to get this book or not... The cover is soo pretty, though! 😍 Hope you enjoy it! 2y
readherwriteher @LauraWeasley it‘s a melancholy book. It just felt sad from the opening pages. Which is not a bad thing, but just wanted to point that out. 2y
LauraWeasley @readherwriteher I get that it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I kinda like to read sad stories from time to time. So maybe I should pick this up, thanks! 2y
readherwriteher @LauraWeasley it was still a good read. And the sadness felt fitting for a book that opens on September 11, 2001. 2y
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The Secret World of Og | Pierre Berton, Patsy Berton
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1) So many favourites, but I chose The Secret World of Og by Pierre Berton.
2) Chaos.
3) Both. But I find it harder to read in public.
4) I‘m what you‘d call ‘indoorsy‘. I like reading outside, does that count as outdoor activities? 🤔🤓📚

Thanks for a wonderful #weekendchat @CSeydel 🙏🏻😊

britt_brooke Reading outside totally counts! 2y
readherwriteher @britt_brooke perfect! Then yes, I like outdoor activities. 😊🙏🏻😂 2y
CherryPie I also learned chaos from books. 😊 2y
readherwriteher @CherryPie funny how you remember the words that you learn from books. 😊📚 Chaos was a real lightbulb moment for me. (edited) 2y
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Bellevue Square | Michael Redhill
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I must know: HOW do you keep the oils from your skin staining your cloth hardcover books? It is driving me crazy. 🤯 HELP.

curious_niffler I‘d also love to know the answer😂 2y
readherwriteher @curious_niffler maybe there isn‘t one. 😫😫😫😫 2y
curious_niffler The struggle is real! 2y
readherwriteher @curious_niffler I‘m considering wearing little white gloves. I‘m anal like that. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 2y
curious_niffler Omg that‘s one hundred percent something I‘d do😂 2y
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