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sammisho

Joined September 2016

Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked. -Jane Austen | Collector of Pride and Prejudice
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The Huntress by Kate Quinn
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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Colors Everywhere | Sam McBratney
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It has been a long time since I partcipated in a swap! This one seemed like fun and @Mommamanzi is always a good host!
Open date June 30!!

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#bookmail for my #covertocover group! I am so excited to read the book @Daisey picked! And @Faibka I am obsessed with the page flags!

Daisey Glad you‘re looking forward to the book! I really enjoyed it but still a bit nervous choosing it. 2d
sammisho @Daisey It sounds right up my alley! 2d
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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Waiting room reading. Getiing my car inspected and hoping they don't try to upsell me window wipers, or a brake light, or something else I don't really need.

sammisho I called it...windshield wipers. 🙄 2d
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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This was so cute and so charming. I love that Hoang writes characters that are different from stansard romance novels. The hero had autism, and the hero was an immrigramt, who had an accent was not at all westernized. They were real and relatable, and the romance was believable.

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Yes, that is a dog vomiting to put out a fire.

VanChocStrawberry Ewww and awesome 4d
sammisho @VanChocStrawberry My six year old son thought the same thing! 4d
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I so related to Emoni's story about being a mom and a high school student. I had my own daughter while in high school, and the pressures of being a good mother while a child yourself...sometimes it seemed impossible. My own Babygirl is almost 13, and I wanted to reach into this book, hug Emoni and tell her it is going to be okay. That it is not always this hard.
This book gave me all the feels and I was a slobbering, crying mess for most of it.

sammisho #pop19 A book about a hobby 4d
kellyann28 Ah, I still need a book for this prompt and want to read it. Perfect! 4d
sammisho @kellyann28 It was not my first choice for this prompt but it worked perfectly. And I was not that into my orginal choice! 4d
tpixie ❤️❤️❤️ 3d
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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It has been a busy weekend, fun, but busy. So I asked my kids for one hour. Just one hour to chill out in my hammock alone. Let's see how many times their little faces peek out the back door...

I am only a few chapters in the tagged book and already cried a few times. Nothing particularly sad has happened, but it is bringing up memories of being a teen mom.

monalyisha This looks so perfect. Hammock, consumables, & catharsis by literature. 💕 5d
sammisho @monalyisha I did not know I needed it but apparently I did! 3d
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Mehso-so

I can see why people enjoy this book. Twisty, turny plot, inventive, unique. But not the book for me, almost a pan. Too many charcters to keep straight, the non stop plot twists was dizzying. I am not a fan of mysteries in general, and this book was just too much for me.
#pop19 A book that takes place in a single day

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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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This is disappointing. I expected to love this like I loved Kristoff's other books, but I just could not get into it at all. Apparently, I only like Jay writing space operas and bloody, assassian stories.
#pop19 #litRPG

DivineDiana Sorry. 😞 6d
LibrarianRyan Sorry you didn‘t like it. I did. The end was a bit predictable. 6d
sammisho @LibrarianRyan. Maybe just not the right time for it? 6d
KirstieE Aw no what a shame ! It‘s not for everyone I guess 😊 6d
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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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You have not lived until you have snuggled up under a comforter and dozed/read in a hammock 💤💤💤. My husband will come out at some point and take me to bed.
It is 74 degrees in KC, which is perfect to most people, but sweater weather for me!

Ashley_Nicoletto Oh. My. God. You are correct. I have not lived and need this in my life immediately. 7d
sammisho @Ashley_Nicoletto I encourage everyone to get themselves a hammock! 7d
catsuit_mango I need to get my hammock outside... During the winter it lives in the living room for cosiness all year round ;) 6d
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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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At golf practice and forgot my book 😰😰😰😰

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I am having a hard time getting into this one, but I really want to know the ending. Is 7 more hours worth it?

Johanna414 I‘ve seen really mixed reviews of this one. 1w
TrishB I couldn‘t finish it. 1w
kellyann28 I personally loved it, but I can't speak to how the audio book is! Narrators usually make or break it for me. 1w
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LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike) | Jay Kristoff
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That big blob is my 32 year old husband climbing the jungle gym with our 6 year old son. I am trying to enjoy my book but also hoping he doesn't fall and break something...

Kaye 😂Big Blob. 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage My 65-year old husband still climbs those things. I live in fear. 🤪😱 1w
sammisho @Kaye ...he is my big blob❤ 1w
sammisho @BarbaraTheBibliophage So they never grow up? 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sammisho Mine hasn‘t ... 🤓 1w
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Hammock is up, Hamilton soundtrack on, and all is right in the world.

Lynnsoprano Is there room for me😂 2w
sammisho We will have to kick out a kid or two but sure @Lynnsoprano 😂😂😂 2w
Lmstraubie Sigh... enjoy! 2w
Ravenclawsbookshelf Yay Hamilton!!! 2w
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Easily the best celebrity memior I have ever read (upsurping BossyPants). Union was real, authentic, raw, funny, poignant, and relateable. So many times I said outloud, "Same, girl" or " yes!". It was really like having drinks with a best girlfriend. And Union has a potty mouth I can appreciate.

#pop19 A book with an item of clothing on the table
She is wearing clothes, so it counts, right?

LitLogophile I‘m in total agreement here! 2w
LoverofLit Same girl! 😉😍 2w
Chelleo Have you read? ...one of my favorites! (the audiobook is amazing!) 2w
sammisho @chelleo stacked! Looks good! 2w
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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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This book is worth the hype. It's been a few days since I have finished it and I still don't have the words to describe it. I loved it from start to finish and I did not expect to love it at all. I laughed, I cried...I cried a lot. Beautifully written.
#readingwomen A multigenerational family saga

Smrloomis I LOVED this book too 😆 It was so good! 2w
Caroline2 Oh I love that front cover!!! 😍 2w
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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Adorable! Ben and Arthur's sweet, quirky relationship gave me all the feels. And I enjoyed all the Hamilton references, especially since I just got tickets!
#pop19 A book with a question im the title

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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My current situation is, I am almost done with my current audiobook (tagged), I have a ton of cleaning that needs to be done tonight and tomorrow for my husband's graduation party. I need a really good audiobook to listen to while getting these awful, mundane chores done. I need suggestions...in the mood to laugh!
(Picture for attention, but also it's accurate!)

KarenUK This was super fun on audio 2w
MommyOfTwo Lol, I usually refrain until after 2w
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TheBookHippie I listen to Judy Blume 🤣🤣🤣🤣💗📖 2w
sammisho @Blaire That is exactly what I am in the mood for! Thank you! 2w
Blaire @sammisho hope you enjoy it! If you use hoopla, I think it is on there. I loved it and it got me through some serious cleaning. 2w
sammisho @Blaire I was able to get it from Libby! 👊 2w
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Welcome Aboard | Victoria Farnsworth
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TheBookKeepers Thanks for the tag! Welcome @Abby_Bastian! This is the most amazing social network for book lovers! I hope you love it as much as I do 🖤 2w
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LoverofLit Welcome! @Abby_Bastian 💖 2w
Cinfhen Hi @Abby_Bastian Welcome 🥳and thanks for thinking of me @sammisho 2w
JenlovesJT47 Thanks for the tag! Welcome to Litsy @Abby_Bastian 🤗 2w
CrowCAH Welcome @Abby_Bastian ! 🥰 2w
JoScho Oh thanks so much for the tag 🥰 and welcome to Litsy @Abby_Bastian ❤️ 2w
GypsyKat Welcome to Litsy @Abby_Bastian 💖📚🎉 I hope you love it here! 😁 And @sammisho thanks for the tag! 2w
RealLifeReading Thanks for the tag and welcome @Abby_Bastian 👋 2w
LeahBergen Hello, @Abby_Bastian 👋🏻 and thanks for the tag, @sammisho ! 😘 2w
SW-T Welcome to Litsy @Abby_Bastian 😊 2w
Lmstraubie Welcome to a community of amazing people @Abby_Bastian You're going to love it here! 2w
Lmstraubie Thanks @sammisho for the tag 🙂 2w
Abby_Bastian Thank you to everyone for the warm welcome! I‘m so excited to be apart of this community and connect with all you book loving people! 2w
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 @Abby_Bastian 2w
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli
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So much this! One of my biggest pet peeves. People always call me Sam without asking. My name is SAMANTHA! I love when people actually ask me what I prefer.

RamsFan1963 My girlfriend's name is Katherine, but she prefers to be called Kate. She HATES to be called Kathy. We'd talked a lot online and I always called her Katherine. Our first date she told me to call her Kate, but never ever Kathy lol 3w
sammisho @RamsFan1963 I have become resigned to people calling me Sam...I can't stop it. I introduce myself as Samantha and they say "nice to meet ya Sam" every time. Sammi is for family ONLY and I will correct someone for that! 3w
RamsFan1963 @sammisho For years it bugged me when people called me Kev instead of Kevin. Now I'm so used to it, if someone calls me Kevin I think I'm in trouble 🤣🤣🤣 3w
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LoverofLit Same for me with Brianna and being called Bri. I'm totally used to it now but when I was younger, I hated it! 3w
sammisho @loveroflit I will totally start calling you Brianna if that's what you want! I only have ever called you Bri! 3w
LoverofLit I have always called you Sam! But since you've told me, I refer to you as Samantha to other people. But now it would be too weird! We have almost a decade of calling each other Sam and Bri 😆 😆 3w
sammisho @loveroflit No one started calling me Sam until we started hanging out with Sam A!!! I swear I was Samantha until then! 3w
LoverofLit Darn Sam A with her same name! 👊 😅 3w
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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My carpets need to cleaned, sink is full of dishes, kids have no ckean clothes, celing fans should be dusted...but the sun is out and I have a new book

ReadingSusan This made me laugh because my excuse for not doing housework is that‘s it‘s overcast so I must read 🤣 3w
sammisho @readingsusan We are having a party next weekend for my husband and lots of people are coming, family, business associates, college classmates. I have so much to do to get ready and I just can't get myself motivated to do it! 3w
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Just hit 1000 books read on GoodReads!

MrBook Wooow!!! 😱😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Clwojick Woohoo! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s great! Good for you! 3w
stacybmartin That‘s awesome! 📚👏🏼 3w
Reviewsbylola 🙌🏻👏🏻🙌🏻👏🏻 3w
candority Wow! Way to go! 📚 3w
xxjenadanxx Congratulations! I‘m *almost* there at 992! 3w
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Mehso-so

I actually wish this duology was a trilogy. This book felt rushed and unfinished. Another book would have fleshed out the story and filled in some of the plot holes.
#readingwomen Any book in any series

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Late night library run, because a book emergency is a real thing.
#raisingreaders

BethM Been there! 3w
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Not my favorite of the DC Icon series, but an entertaining read. Batman is my favorite and my expectations were high. I do think Lu kept true to the spirit of Batman and DC. It was fun to see cameos of faves like Dent and Gordon.
#booked2019 Night oriented title
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cool choice 😎🌛✨ 3w
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All by Myself | Mercer Mayer
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"Mama, I read a real book!"

Real book= not a reader assigned by his teacher
#raisingreaders

DGRachel ❤️❤️ 3w
LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhhhh 3w
LoverofLit 😍😍😍😍 3w
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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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Fantastic! Loved the audio narration. I am excited to share this with my middle schooler.

#booked2019 Diverse middle school @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen
#blitsy

hermyknee Did you mean to choose “PAN 👎🏼” ? It sounds like this one was a Pick! 4w
sammisho @hermyknee Good looking out! Thank you! Totally a pick, that's what happens when I multi task! 4w
hermyknee I get it! 4w
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NeamhainHughes Ahhhh I love this series so much! Sooo good and stands up to rereads. 4w
Cinfhen I wasn‘t aware this was middle grade🤷‍♀️Thanks for sharing & posting!! 4w
sammisho @Cinfhen I was surprised when I found it on a middle grade reading list, but definitely reads as a middle grade book, but not in a bad way! 2w
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Breakfast. Happy Monday!

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I devoured this lemon bar before I could take a pretty picture.
It's #treatyoself day. Got my hair done, took myself shopping and now lunch. I needed this alone time.

Cheshirecat913 Sounds like a great day! 4w
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Bailedbailed

A co worker recommended this to me a few months ago after I mentioned I enjoy romances. She has been hounding me to read so we can discuss. Well...it is awful. I can't even finish it. I DO enjoy romance novels, and the more ??? the better, but this was just unreadable. Anytime an author uses the word "rosette" to describe a body part, I am out. And I will let you use your imagination on what body part that was.

ferskner Eww! 4w
VelvetSpade 😂😂😂 4w
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Anne of Green Gables holds a very special place in my heart. I read the series over and over again. Anne taught me about strong female friendships, and Gilbert Blythe was my first crush. I was so worried about his retelling, but it was so lovely, and charming and true to the original. Also gave me an historical context I never considered. Marilla's story is heartbreaking, but hopeful. Marilla is truly a kindred spirit.

sammisho #pop19 A book that makes you nostalgic 4w
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Providence: A Novel | Caroline Kepnes
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My main issue with this book is, it's not You. And I wanted it to be You. I wanted it to grab me, and the characters to leap off the page like You did. I never got that. The book also ends without an explanation for a major part of the plot and I hate that. It felt very unfinished to me. But it is fast paced and kept me entertained. The audio is great.

#readingwomen book based on cover

MaleficentBookDragon I agree completely. He was no Joe and I wanted more Joe. I didn't like this one very much. 1mo
Reecaspieces I did not like this one much either 1mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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The hype for this book was well deserved! What a tale! This may be the best book I have read so far in 2019.
#readingwomen A myth retelling

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power golf | Ben Hogan
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Reading on a golf course, that's a new one for me!
It's my daughter's first night of golf lessons!

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Easter | Steve Potts
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My six year old son, told his very religious great aunt, that Easter is when the wizard turned Jesus into a bunny inside a cave. So that was fun.
I hope everyone enjoyed their Easter Sunday as much as my heathens and I did.

CrowCAH Happy Easter! 🐰 (great story!) 1mo
hermyknee ♥️😂🙌🏼 1mo
litenthusiast This made me laugh! Love the story he created. 1mo
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Seekingtardis My 2 year old niece yelled the F word at my very religious grandparents over Skype today! Yay family gatherings 😂😂😂 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful family ❤️ 1mo
4thhouseontheleft 😂😂😂 1mo
CouronneDhiver Great looking family 👍🏽 1mo
AmyG What a lovely family. And I high five your son.....Ha! (edited) 1mo
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 Thank you for this laugh. 1mo
kellyann28 Hahahah I love this! 1mo
tracey38 😂😂😂 oh that's great! Happy Easter to your family 1mo
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More bookish Easter goodies...All the Boys for my preteen, Dogman for my 6 yo, and No Pictures for my one and only nephew.

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Rosie Revere, Engineer | Andrea Beaty
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Girl power books for my four niece's easter baskets!
#blitsy #feminist

Christine Aww!! So great. 1mo
LibrarianJen We love Rosie Revere! 1mo
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I enjoyed this fast paced, inventive YA fantasy. However, it did feel lacking in something. I am hoping book 2 fills in what I am missing.

#booked2019 Political intrigue
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen I‘m loving all the political intrigue books!!! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage That cover is gorgeous! 1mo
sammisho @BarbaraTheBibliophage I love the throwing star flowers! 1mo
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Autoboyography | Christina Lauren
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Tanner, a queer kid, in a conservative, Mormon town, falls in love with Sebastian, the bishop's son. This was sweet and charming, just as I have come to expect from Christina Lauren. This was also heartbreaking, and hit close to home on multiple levels.
#pop19 A book with two authors

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I had a little procedure done this morning, and the anesthesia has left me so sleepy. So I am spending the rest of the day with a new book,eating Popsicles, and enjoying the sunshine.

Soubhiville Feel better! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you feel better soon ❤️ 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Feel better soon!! 1mo
GypsyKat I hope you feel better soon! 1mo
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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Her annoyance of me is so real.

LoverofLit 😂😂😂 1mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Last night my husband took me to see Pride and Prejudice at The KC rep. Lovely venue and a fun show. They adapted PnP to be more of a comedy, and definitely not my favorite retelling. But despite the artistic liberties they took, ( think hip hop dancing at the Netherfield ball), it was an enjoyable show!

REPollock I think that‘s a trend these days. We did a production of Sense and Sensibility that had dancing to All the Single Ladies. 1mo
sammisho @REPollock Not sure how I feel about that trend. I am an Austen purist! 1mo
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My Favorite Half-Night Stand | Christina Lauren
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Millie and Reid get all the heart eyes! 😍😍😍😍
I absolutely love Christina Lauren books, and this was no exception. Fun and sexy!

#booked2019 Social Media Focus
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Nice!! A fun choice for the prompt ❣️😊 1mo
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This cover! You guuuuyyyyssss, I am dying.

Mommamanzi I can‘t waaaaait!!! 1mo
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Oryx and Crake | Margaret Atwood
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I think Margaret Atwood is brilliant. But this book did nothing for me. It made me uncomfortable, and not in a good, pushing boundaries way. I know this is part of a series, and the second and third book are suppose to be better, but I am going to have to pass on that.
#booked2019 Cli-Fi
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

REPollock A friend of mine said this was her favorite book ever and I read it and was like...do you need psychiatric care? 1mo
sammisho @REPollock 😂😂😂Made you re-evaluate that friendship! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Uh-oh ... this was my plan for the #clifi prompt ... 😜🤓🤞🏻 1mo
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sammisho @BarbaraTheBibliophage Maybe you will love it!!???it has a 4 star rating on GR! 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @sammisho I‘m going to give it a try, since it‘s on my shelf! 1mo
Cinfhen Too bad, I had heard good things about this trilogy 1mo
4thhouseontheleft Aww, that‘s too bad you didn‘t like it! @BarbaraTheBibliophage I really like this one, but I did view it as the weakest in the trilogy. 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Thanks—good to know! 1mo
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I definitely should have re-read the first two books, it took me a little bit to get back into the Witchland world. But once I did, I enjoyed every minute of it!

#booked2019 New in 2019 @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage ✔️ off another prompt! 👊🏻 1mo
Cinfhen Dedication!! Rereading the previous books🙌🏻 1mo
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There's about 101 things I should be doing right now...

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Panpan

I never read the book, because the Disney movie terrified me as a kid. The book is just as creepy. No thank you.
Scarlett Johansen has a lovely voice though.
#pop19 A book that has inspired a common phrase

LoverofLit It's always creeped me out too! 2mo
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Finally Friday | Melinda Michelle
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1. Since civil rights is still a issue today...none really. But for fashion reasons only, the 50s. I can rock a full skirt and sweetheart neckline.
2. Ebook for convenience. I love my paperbacks though
3. Younger, I am 31
4. Just a little bit further. 150 miles or so
5. 😘😘😘
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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How to Build a Girl | Caitlin Moran
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So accurate! 😂😂😂 although it's usually books with sexy time for me.

The tagged book is great on audio, but definitely read with headphones.

Pogue OMG my son and I are gamers. I had my Bluetooth on talking to him in the grocery store. I said something like, “ I finally got him with a head shot, because stabbing did not work”. The person next to me slowly backed away. I laughed so hard I could not breathe. 2mo
sammisho @pogue hahahaha That's great!!! We had to talk to my son about talking about Fortnite in public. A 6yo saying things about sniping is frowned upon 2mo
Soubhiville I really enjoyed the tagged book too! 2mo
LoverofLit Dying 😂😂😂 2mo
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