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swliblady

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I loved this story and am a new fan of these authors (their stand alone stories, anyway...haven't done the Beautiful series). I have four more weeks at home with my new baby girl and am just getting over a case of baby blues. I need recommendations for light, funny romances. Help!!

Areader2 She is beautiful! 10mo
swliblady @Areader2 - Thank you!! 🙂 10mo
MelissaSue81 What a precious baby! I would say Jasmine Giuilory‘s books would fit the bill for light fun romances. 10mo
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C.Perone Congratulations! She's beautiful! I remember those first few months - they're rough, but smooth out rather quickly😊 Molly Harper's books are light and fun as are Jill Shalvis' and Elin Hilderbrand 10mo
swliblady @MelissaSue81 - Thank you! And thanks for the author rec! There's a six month wait on my library's OverDrive system, but that and the synopsis make me think it might be worth the $12 Kindle purchase. 😉 10mo
swliblady @C.Perone - Thanks!! It has been nine years since I have dealt with the newborn stage, but I had the luxury of staying home for five years then. This time, I'm back at work after six weeks, so I'm anxiously waiting the hormones to calm down so I can soak up this time with her. 🙂 Thank you for the author recommendations! 10mo
C.Perone @swliblady You're welcome; I hope you enjoy😊 I don't know why I thought she was your first, sorry 'bout that 😄 10mo
swliblady @C.Perone - No worries! 😉 10mo
AmyG She is beautiful!!! My mindless reading is chic lit....Mary Kay Andrews and Emily Giffen. 10mo
swliblady @AmyG - Thank you! I have only read one Emily Giffen, and I liked it. I'll try another of hers, thanks! 10mo
Jas16 Such an adorable baby! Sarina Bowen is one of my favorites. Kate Clayborn and Jenny Holiday have great series you might like. 10mo
SassyBookworm She is so beautiful!!! 😍 Soak up all those sweet baby snuggles! My book suggestion would be Little Gray Dress! It was such a cute lil love story with a few twist! 10mo
swliblady @Jas16 - Thank you! I've read some of Sarina Bowen's, but it has been a while. I'll see what she has that's newer. The other two are new names for me, so I will check them out - thanks! 10mo
swliblady @SassyBookworm - Thanks! I'll give that book a try! :) 10mo
CarolynM Congratulations! She's so sweet. I second the rec for Sarina Bowen, I also like Susan Elizabeth Phillips and if you like m/m I recommend Alexis Hall. I also recommend 10mo
MicheleinPhilly What a precious nugget! 🥰 10mo
sprainedbrain I don‘t have any additional recommendations but omg she‘s adorable! ❤️ 10mo
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This is how the book opens. I'm going to love this one so much, that I'm kicking myself for starting it close to 10:00 pm! 🙄

SilversReviews I loved this book. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor If you like the Colgan humour, plus rich 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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1. Hoping for a light, charming read following my recent, heavier books.
2. Hmm...either the police chase in our rural 4,000 person town, or the cattle truck overturning, closing the interstate.
3. Please, Universe, let me squeeze in at least a mini-Readathon this weekend! 🤞
4. What do you get when you cross an elephant and a rhino?

....elephino!
5. Fun! I'm a big fan of corny/Dad jokes. 😉

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This book! Okay, I know logically not everyone can like every story, but I just shook my head while skimming the reviews at the few "so-so" decisions out there. I was bad and read some reviews prior to reading the book, so I was geared to not like one of the characters. But guys! Tayari Jones does an amazing job capturing so many of the feelings amidst such a horrible (and sadly too real) situation! Read this book!!!

Liatrek Agree 100% This Book was amazing and I love flawed characters that is real life. 2y
swliblady @Liatrek - Yes!! 2y
Eggs She is an amazing writer 2y
swliblady @Eggs - This is my first by her, but it won't be my last! 2y
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When your first, personally funded #BOTM arrives in time to process and display at the same time as this week's new releases at your small, non tax-supported public library. 😀😀😀

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1. Association for Rural and Small Libraries!
2. Only recently...
3. Absolutely (thanks, Litsy, lol), and not just personally but for my library, too, haha.
4. Still slowly working my way through the tagged book. I didn't realize there was controversy until after I started it, so I'm analyzing more as I read, and it's a busy time in my life. Plus, I don't get as far reading an actual book compared to an e-book.

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Chellebearss I‘ve been adding many to my TBR! 😀 2y
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Great meeting juvenile author Angela Cervantes today!

BookaholicNatty Wooohooo!!! Fun!!!! And welcome to Litsy!!! Glad to have you as a new book friend!! ❤️📚 2y
swliblady Thanks, @BookaholicNatty ! Always great to make new book friends. 😊 2y
BookInMyHands WHAT?!!! I‘m so jealous! I‘ve been reading “Me, Frida, and the Peacock Ring!” I love her books 💜 2y
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swliblady @BookInMyHands I know!!! She was great, and gave me extra bookmarks when I told her the books were heading to my library. I can't wait to read her latest book! 😊 2y
JulAnna Welcome to Litsy! You will find some amazing people and a lot of great reads here! 😊 2y
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1. Female, probably. I honestly hadn't thought about it until this question.
2. 8
3. Orange
4. Blue
5. James Patterson, though I suppose I will break down and read one soon. ;)
6. Same

@kaye

Kaye Thanks ♥️ 2y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 2y
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tammysue Hello - Welcome to Litsy!! 👋🏻🌸 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 👋😊 2y
Trashcanman Welcome to Litsy, I love this community I hope you do too. 2y
niha923 Hey! Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉❤ 2y
swliblady Thank you, @niha923 ! ☺ 2y
Tadams4 Welcome to Litsy! You‘re gonna love it here! 2y
swliblady @Tadams4 - ❤ l already do! ☺ 2y
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Class Mom | Laurie Gelman
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A lighter read, but it still made me think about relationships, selfishness and slippery slopes. It was funny, rude, and occasionally ridiculous, and I'm looking forward to talking about this in our book club later this year, especially so we can call out the racism that occurs a few times. Also, I live within an hour of the setting, which is always fun. :)

Jess7 I want to read this one! 2y
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Pickpick

I can't say I enjoyed this book, since there wasn't much to cheer about, outside the scientific advances. It did give me another view into the importance of ethics - for scientists, journalists, and everyone, really. This read was a stretch for me. I love nonfiction, but rely heavily on the human interest aspect to get me through some of them.

readinginthedark Skloot does a better job than others I‘ve read with balancing between the science and the human. I enjoyed this one on audio! 2y
swliblady @readinginthedark - She does...it's just that biology was my worst subject, so all the (very necessary) cell talk had me 😥😴. 😉 2y
readinginthedark Yeah, the sciences have never been my strong point. I‘m slowly building my knowledge with nonfiction books on interesting topics. 2y
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Jess7 This has been on my #Tbr for a while 2y
rebeccarvincent I‘ve had this one on my radar for a while. I need to get to it! 2y
swliblady It's worth it, @rebeccarvincent ! 2y
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Pickpick

Where's the love for Elvira (both here and in the story!)? What a great transformation of a character in horrible conditions. It was impossible for me to not root for her. :)

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Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
Pickpick

This book is absolutely adorable. After following it up with The Cafe by the Sea, I am absolutely enchanted by Jenny Colgan. I think she might be my new go-to for a nice, light read.

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The Duchess | Danielle Steel
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Not a bad story, but what was with starting so many sentences with "And..." Is this normal for DS? It was so distracting! Am I an emerging book snob? ?

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Excellent writing; it was completely captivating and heart-wrenching. Did it send anyone else online to try to stalk the family for verification/more information?

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
swliblady Thank you! 2y
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! New book friends are the best! We hope you‘re loving it here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out #LitsyHappenings for details. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 2y
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swliblady Thanks! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 🎉🎊💗📚 2y
VelvetSpade Welcome to Litsy!! 📚😍🎉😃 2y
vuhlrybyhn Welcome to Litsy!! ❤❤❤ 2y
swliblady Thanks, @vuhlrybyhn! 😄 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @swliblady you‘re very welcome!! Let us know if you need anything!! 💗 2y
Karkar Welcome to Litsy!!! 2y
Dr.Who_number10 Welcome to Litsy!!!!!!🎉 2y
swliblady Thank you, @Karkar and @Dr.Who_number10 ! 2y
staci.reads Welcome to Litsy! 2y
swliblady Thanks, @staci.reads 😊 2y
tammysue A fantastic book - glad you enjoyed it!! x 2y
BookNerd9906 Welcome! Yay for new book friends! 2y
swliblady @whatshesreadingnow - it definitely is! 2y
swliblady @BookNerd9906 - Thank you! I've only been on for 24 hours, but I love this app. New book friends are the best! ☺ 2y
BookNerd9906 @swliblady ❤️📚👍🥂😊 2y
mrozzz Yes I did that too!! 2y
Jess7 I cant wait to read this one! I have an ARC of it. Nice review! 2y
swliblady @Jess7 - Thanks! Can't wait to hear what you think! 2y
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