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steffakish

steffakish

Joined June 2016

Libran yogini that loves to read books.
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The Paper Palace: A Novel by Miranda Cowley Heller
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The Paper Palace: A Novel | Miranda Cowley Heller
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Wow! What a beautiful book! An excellent sophomore book by Brit Bennett. A story about twin sisters through the course of time as they navigate their lives together and apart. Themes around family dynamics, race, love, and loss. I weeped at the end! Can‘t wait to see what else Brit Bennett comes out with 🧡

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My pick for the week, since we are approaching Valentine‘s Day. Although this book has nothing to do with v-day, self-love, self-discovery, and mindful connections with those around us does. This book is what I needed for this precise season of my life.

#happyreading #tbr #bookish
#spirituality #selfhelp #love #psychology
#nonfiction

UwannaPublishme Yay! I‘m also a fan of Sharon‘s books and meditations. 2y
steffakish @UwannaPublishme soooo good! 🤗 2y
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Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
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Mehso-so

I did enjoy this book but I struggled a bit to get through it. It‘s one of those books that I just wasn‘t excited to read but the writing was great! Wallace the protagonist is someone most of us could relate to in some ways. That isolation felt between friends and other relationships as a queer black man in the Midwest was so relatable and heart wrenching.

#happyreading #blackhistorymonth

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Real Life: A Novel | Brandon Taylor
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“I don‘t know, your parents aren‘t people until they‘re suffering. They aren‘t people until they‘re gone.”

Wow I felt this deeply 🤍✨

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For One More Day | Mitch Albom
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Oops I read this in one day! This book was a gift from my secret Santa she told me this was her fav book and I‘m so glad she shared it with me. Wow! I‘m still gathering my thoughts. I‘m emotional lol

#happyreading

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Wow! I loved this story. Yaa Gyasi‘s writing is beautiful and I couldn‘t put this book down. It dabbled with what it means to be spiritual and how you question your spirituality once a loved one is gone. The bits about neuroscience were actually pretty interesting and not boorish as I presumed. I highly recommend this book 💛

#happyreading

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Death in Her Hands | Ottessa Moshfegh
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Love in My Language | Alexandra Elle
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My heart is so full after reading this 😌
*as you can see I took a lot of notes lol*

#happyreading #poetry
#nonfiction

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So excited for this! Any libras out there doing this reading challenge?

@Clwojick @Meaw_catlady
#readyoursign #libra #tbr

Clwojick 💙💙💙💙 2y
Meaw_catlady Yay!! Libras!! 💙💙 2y
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Finished! This was so so good! What an incredible but horrifying story! McNamara‘s investigative work was truly impressive alongside those involved. I really do think she contributed to the catching of the golden state killer It‘s just unfortunate she didn‘t get to live long to see it. I highly recommend!

#happyreading

Cathythoughts Good book ! Terrifying though 2y
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Up next! I‘m a sucker for true crime!

#currentlyreading #happyreading
#tbr #ebook #bookish #truecrime

JonathanConrad I started it this week also! What are you thinking so far? 2y
steffakish @JonathanConrad I‘m loving it so far! I think Michelle McNamara is just as interesting as her investigations. What about you? 2y
JonathanConrad @steffakish I totally agree. I am listening to the audio book, which is really interesting to hear her read the words. Are there other books that she has written that you have read? 2y
steffakish @JonathanConrad i actually don‘t think she wrote other books but I do know she published stories and had her own blog at one point. 2y
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Happy #WorldBookDay ya‘ll! I love books so much and I‘m sure you all do too — they are there for us when no one else is, we feel understood and connected through them. What are you guys reading to celebrate?

#happyreading #BooksConnectUs #tbr
#currentlyreading #bookshelf

BookishMarginalia Beautiful bookshelves! 2y
steffakish @BookishMarginalia thank you! 🙌🏾 2y
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Such a Fun Age | KILEY. REID
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I really enjoyed this book! I had mixed feelings about the dialogue but I couldn‘t put this book down so that‘s a yes for me. I really liked how the author dove into each of these characters and their complexities as they navigate race and class. I won‘t go in too much so I won‘t spoil it but I recommend it!

#happyreading

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Loved this so so much! Jen Gotch is incredible in case you didn‘t know. I love her voice and her book really felt like a friend giving you a big hug and telling you everything will be okay and actually meaning it!

#happyreading #selfhelp
#finished #april #biography #memoir

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Up next! I‘m very excited for this read!

I‘ve been off the radar as of late, what‘s everyone reading during this quarantine?

#stayhome #happyreading #nonfiction #memoir #selfhelp
#mentalhelp

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Meh...it was pretty predictable and it wasn‘t scary as the book cover suggests. Overall it was an easy read which I enjoyed. Would recommend if you want to get into suspense novels 3/5

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Arbitrary Stupid Goal | Tamara Shopsin
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Shopsin‘s memoir was so charming and makes you want to have a family legacy like hers. Overall 4/5

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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Sorry for the delay! Had trouble receiving one of the bookmarks I wanted to send. It should arrive in two days!
@LibrarianRyan
#bookmarkswap

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This book is part of my summer reading stack. I wanted to read a thriller this time around so I figured this would hit the spot! Also, target has been clutch with their book selection lately. What‘s everyone reading?

#sundayfunday #happyreading
#thriller #summer

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My kind of night 🌙
Samantha Irby is hilarious and I can‘t stop laughing. A pick me up since I‘ve been feeling down lately.
#goodnight #happyreading #currentlyreading
#comedy #humpday #ebooks #blackauthors #woc

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Arcadia | Lauren Groff
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Monday feels. I got off work yesterday and felt the need to stop by my favorite bookstore and pick up something new (even though I have a huge stack of unread books on my shelf). Wasn‘t feeling well and thought this would pick me up.

#currentlyreading #tbr
#happyreading

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Miami | Joan Didion
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Saw this outside one of my favorite restaurants.

#happyreading #tbr #grababook #freebooks

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Jazz | Toni Morrison
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Thought this was an appropriate choice for black history month. I actually got this book at a book swap which is why the book is a little rough around the edges. I personally like knowing my book belonged to someone else. It has a different energy from newly bought books. Not sure what I‘m getting into but what books have you gotten at a book swap?

#happyreading #blackauthor #femalewriter
#blackhistorymonth

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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For 2019 I wanted to challenge myself and read 24 books for the year. I know it‘s pretty low but this is a challenge I think I can actually commit to without feeling overwhelmed. My rule is to read two books per month, 1 fiction 1 nonfiction. Here are my two picks for January which happened to be two of my Christmas presents.

What are your most anticipated reads for the year?

#happyreading #2019
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tpixie That‘s a great challenge!! I‘m in 3 bookclubs so I rarely get to read anything of my choice. But I can‘t bring myself to stop one book club!! So I‘ll be reading those 3 books each month and I hope to sneak an occasional ‘ freebie‘ in. I need to catch up on JD ROBB‘s Eve Dallas series, a new Alex Cross, and Kathy Reich‘s newest. Then I‘d like to get to some of the books on my shelf!! ( which I probably won‘t get to Again this year!) 4y
BookishMarginalia Good choices! 4y
steffakish @tpixie wow that‘s amazing to be apart of three book clubs. I can‘t even find the time to join one even though I would like to. Maybe that could be my goal this year haha but I hope you get to add a freebie in, at least a couple of times during the year! 🙌🏾 4y
tpixie @steffakish 🍀😜 4y
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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I was able to scoop an autographed copy of Circe and a Spanish book from Isabel Allende. Tbh I haven‘t read a Spanish book in a very long time and thought it would be a nice challenge. Can‘t wait to read them both!

#happyreading #miamibookfair #booksandbooks
#spanishbooks

DeborahSmall Circe was my favourite read of the year, I read an arc early in the year but nothing has beaten it. Couple came close though, I managed to get a US and UK signed copy too. Also love Isabel Allende so much ❤️📚 4y
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La Casa de Los Espiritus | Isabel Allende
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Went to the Miami book fair today! I didn‘t get to see the authors that I had planned to see (I was running late) but it was still so much fun!
#miamibookfair #booksandbooks

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Scribe: A Novel | Alyson Hagy
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#currentlyreading
She‘s one of the authors having a panel at the Miami Book Fair next weekend. I hope I get to see her.

#happyreading #sundayfunday

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The Caregiver | Samuel Park
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This is the new fiction section at my local independent bookstore. It was my first time visiting this location since I‘ve only been to their main one in the gables. I loved the service and the manager really made me feel welcomed. What‘s your favorite local bookstore? And do you have a favorite employee?

#bookstore #indieshop #booksandbooks
#miami #florida

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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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It‘s that time of the year! The Miami book fair is back and I‘m so excited! Idk if there‘s any Litsy friends that live in Miami but I would love to do a meet up and chat with y‘all!

In the meantime I‘m going to set-up my schedule of authors I would like to meet and other events.

Does your city host an annual book fair? And if so when does it take place?

#bookfair #booklovers #miamibookfair #currentlyreading

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Started reading the second installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series.

I also started to rewatch True Blood to compare haha

This is probably one of my biggest guilty pleasures and thought this time of year is perfect for a Charlaine Harris read.

What are your favorite Halloween books?

#currentlyreading #mondayread
#happyreading

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This book was a delight to read! Balli Kaur Jawal did an amazing job at depicting the Indian immigrant experience in London. I often found myself googling all the Gurmukhi terms mentioned to learn about their vestiments and dishes. Not to mention, the erotic stories were actually pretty good and not corny as I presumed. I highly recommend this book!

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I missed Litsy! I really need to post more and interact with my Litsy friends.

On that note! I‘m leaving on a trip to Seattle next week and would like some recommendations or even have a meet up with some girls out there to book swap or something! Haha
Anyway, this is my read for the week. Heard great things about this book and it‘s also part of Reese‘s book club so double win!

#happyreading #currentlyreading
#readharder

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Ok I‘m obsessed with my paperwhite. I‘ve been taking it everywhere even on little field trips lol no but seriously I went to one of my favorite parks today by the water and it made me so happy.

#happyreading #thursday
#ereads

Jess7 I love my #paperwhite. It stays in my purse at all times! 5y
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Trust No Aunty | Maria Qamar
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1. Far from the Tree
2. Omg...way too many to count but technically 3 lol
3. “Ahnt”
4. I had Starbucks (coconut milk hazelnut macchiato + a croissant)
5. ✋🏾 hey guysss!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

BarbaraTheBibliophage 🤚🏻 hiya! 5y
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Far from the Tree | Robin Benway
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I would be lying if I said this book didn‘t make me feel like an emotional wreck. Far from the Tree portrayed a beautiful story about 3 biological siblings adopted into different families and how they found each other despite their circumstances. And I couldn‘t help but feel an immense connection with the siblings. I felt like I knew them and I love when books make me feel that way. Ahhh I can gush over this book all day long! #happyreading #ebook

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I should be working but instead I‘m reading :x
This book was lended to me by a friend who begged me to read it. So here I am. Who‘s read The Name of the Wind?

#happyreadings
#humpday #recommendsday

Bookworm-Bobbie Such a good book! Enjoy 😁 5y
steffakish @Bookworm-Bobbie thank you! 😌 5y
TrishB Brilliant 👍🏻 5y
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Puredragonstar Love it! Amazing story! But just be careful the third one isn't out yet, and I'm still waiting. I was 19 when I read book one, and I'm 30 now waiting for book three hopefully soon though your getting hooked at a good time! 5y
steffakish @Puredragonstar I felt like I had replied but thanks for the heads up! I loved it and now I‘m going to pace myself with the second one 😂 4y
Puredragonstar Yasssss!!! Lol I‘m glad you liked it, book two is great! But yeah pace yourself because still no word on book 3.... we are stuck in the same boat as all those people waiting for the last book of game of thrones..... 🤔🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
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Now I Rise | Kiersten White
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My Christmas exchange gift🎄 so happy to have been gifted this, they know me so well!

Happy holidays Litsy friends! ❤️
#happyreading

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Couldn‘t be happier with my book selection for December‘s #bookofthemonth

Happy readings Litsy friends!
📚 💕

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Book Fair Day | Lynn Plourde
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Yesterday I went to the Miami Book Fair and had a blast! So many choices and autographed copies I wanted them all! Until next year! 📚
#miamibookfair #sundayfunday

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The Queen of Blood | Sarah Beth Durst
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1. Laffy taffy banana (eww!!)
2. The Queen of Blood!! (Fav book atm!)
3. Mexican food (very hard decision btw!!)
4. 14!
5. 💖💖💖
#FRIYAYINTRO @jess.how

Sharpeipup I only know 1 person who likes any kind of banana candy so we always send her our banana laffy taffy (edited) 5y
steffakish @Sharpeipup thats funny! That would probably be my worst nightmare! I dislike bananas so much! 😝 5y
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Getting mail makes me so happy! Here‘s my #halloweengoespostal package!
Thank you Litsy friend! Can‘t wait to open it :)

@BookishMarginalia

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Paper Girls Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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This was such a fun read! Graphic novels about badass girls is a keeper in my heart.

(Lately, I‘ve been doing this weird thing where I have to read something light or quick to then transition into the next book I get into, how long do you guys take to start a new book after you finish one? Just wondering 🙇🏽‍♀️)

#happyreading

UrsulaMonarch I don't deliberately do that - but I think I will start! Great idea!! 5y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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It‘s safe to say that Roxane Gay is an incredibly talented writer. What I admired the most about her book is how represented I felt yet how new and eye opening this was for me. I was able to agree, to disagree, to laugh, and to cry. Great great read.
Highly recommend.

#happyreading

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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay

“Silence gives consent”. When we say nothing, when we do nothing, we are consenting to these trespasses against us.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
2. Blue
3. "Long"
4. Elves
5. ??
#FRIYAYINTRO

night_shift 🙋 5y
Sharpeipup Go elves! 5y
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steffakish @UnidragonFrag @UwannaPublishme 🙌🏾 right back again! Lol 5y
steffakish @Sharpeipup yes!! 🙌🏾 5y
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 5y
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Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
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My friend lended me her copy of Bad Feminist to read and I'm finally getting into it. Happy Monday and #happyreading!