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tealwish

tealwish

Joined November 2018

Single mom passing down the bookworm gene, lover of sci fi and fantasy most of all https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5775087-anna-marie
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You know it's going to be a good fantasy when a book starts with a map. This book has 3!

RealBooks4ever Love it! 💜 6d
Soubhiville I really enjoyed this book! 6d
tealwish @Soubhiville There are many things I "should" be doing today, but I can't put this book down!! ? 6d
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I, Robot | Isaac Asimov
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Panpan

This was a labor to get through for me. Probably because it was basically multiple short stories. There wasn't a main character or plot for me to get into.

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Pickpick

I particularly can relate to the themes of isolation and loneliness in this book. There is something alluring about solitude. I have said in the past that "Isolation is my vice." Even though it can be unhealthy, I crave alone time. Probably most bookworms know what I am talking about.

This story was beautifully crafted and touched me. It deserves the hype. I have to blame my book club because I never would've read this on my own!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one 🧡🧡 2w
CouronneDhiver Solitude is grand 😊 2w
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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A robot with social anxiety!? Love it!!

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Intense. Not sure how to feel about the ending or the main character right now. It took me down a depressing rabbit hole of reading about the Nanking Massacre which I heard The Poppy War was based on. I had difficulty reading those parts, and then to read that an atrocity happened similar in reality is disturbing. I love that a fantasy expanded my history and deepened my compassion. Perhaps that was the author's goal.

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Mehso-so

Even though this sequel entertained me, it bothered me. It kinda felt like it was having an identity crisis. The ending in particular sealed its fate that I highly doubt I will read book 3.

Tonton Read the third book! And the latest new one, it will give you a better view of the sequence😎 1mo
tealwish @Tonton Really? Maybe I should give it a chance then. I don't like quitting on series that I am invested in! 1mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I had a wonderful bookish adventure today visiting the magical Baldwin's Book Barn in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It's a maze of 4 floors of used books! In my early twenties, I worked there, and I was delighted that not much about it has changed. #bookbarn #usedbookstore

Bookwormjillk Wow! 1mo
Palimpsest Sounds awesome! 1mo
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Nimona | Noelle Stevenson
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So fun and heartwarming! A feel good graphic novel! 💜💜

RealBooks4ever I love Nimona!! 💜 1mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣💁🏼‍♂️🦈 (edited) 1mo
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The Golden Compass | Philip Pullman
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I wanted to read this to find out for myself what is the controversy about these books. They were forbidden books for me growing up. The book did deal with kidnapping, child abuse and some characters exhibit appalling disregard for the lives of children. That's disturbing to me, but it is part of why I got so pulled in. The cruelty to these children must be avenged! The story is rich and enchanting. I will be diving into the sequel.

olivia.ferz I'm reading this right now. Just a few more chapters. I didn't know these books were controversial. What was the reason? 1mo
tealwish @olivia.ferz I was told they were the atheist response to Narnia, but I don't get that from the first book at all. Maybe it's anti-organized religion? All I know is I enjoyed it! 1mo
TobeyTheScavengerMonk All the “God is dead” stuff shows up in the other two books in the trilogy. 1mo
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olivia.ferz @tealwish I didn't realize it was anti- anything.😂 For me, it's a well written story about a fantasy world where I'd very much like to go. That's enough reason for me to like a book and read all its other sequels! 1mo
olivia.ferz @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oh, now I'm definitely reading the sequel! 😋 1mo
tealwish @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Me too! That makes me want to read it more! 1mo
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The best
thing about
this book
is the title.

-my opinion

BookNAround Your review gave me a good chuckle. 2mo
tealwish @BookNAround Awesome! 2mo
danimgill Hard same - love the review! 2mo
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SW-T 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
CouronneDhiver 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
julesG 👏👏👏👏👏 2mo
batsy Ahahaha! Love it. 2mo
hes7 😂😂 2mo
rretzler 😝 Great review. Too bad about the book 1mo
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I didn't understand a lot of the theoretical physics in there, but I tried! His answers about what may cause the end of the world, the dangers of artificial intelligence, the possibilities of time travel and the existence of God were very clear and interesting.

jb72 I‘m waiting on my hold from the library for this book. Sounds like it‘ll be good. 2mo
tealwish @jb72 The audio book was good and had parts where Stephen did the talking in his own voice, but I also wonder if I would have understood better if I read the physical copy. Hope you enjoy it! 2mo
jb72 @tealwish Thanks. I‘m on hold for the ebook so that should work. 2mo
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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I am taking my time reading and savoring this short book of poetry. Does anyone else feel torn at including short works like this as a part of their Goodreads reading goal? I feel like I am cheating!

Velvetfur Not at all! A book is a book, some are very short, some are very long, but if you've read it then it counts!! 💜 2mo
tealwish @Velvetfur Thanks!! I needed another person's permission. :) 2mo
Velvetfur @tealwish Aahh bless 😊 you're welcome x 2mo
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jb72 I feel like all books that I read should be included in my GR Goals (short stories, poetry books, children‘s books, novels, comic books, etc.). I‘ve even challenged myself to read all of Dr. Seuss‘ books this year, and I‘m counting them too. 2mo
tealwish @jb72 I love that! 2mo
Weaponxgirl No way, I include everything. Graphic novels, short books. I just try to make sure I keep it mixed up with longer books but that‘s a personal preference. There is no right or wrong way to read. I just update my goal if I end up reading a lot of short stuff. Do what you want! 2mo
tealwish @Weaponxgirl Yeah, I am sure I will balance it out with reading something long later. Thanks. I feel better about counting it now! :) 2mo
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Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie meets Black Mirror.... I enjoyed it, but I am honestly still confused. Maybe I need to read it again? I am going to put a spoiler in the comments.

tealwish That ending... So if everything was a simulation, aren't they both going to wake up in their real bodies next time they sleep? Why did they run off into the night as if they were going to make it to the village as if they were going to hide within the simulation? 2mo
Nute I‘m intrigued by Black Mirror being thrown into that description! I might have to read this a little bit sooner than planned. 2mo
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Rolling in the Deep | Mira Grant
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A little disturbing. I hope no killer mermaids are in my dreams tonight.

mcipher Is this the sequel to 2mo
tealwish @mcipher It's the prequel. I have a hold at the library to read that next! 2mo
mcipher I hope you like it - very creepy!! I‘ll have to look for this prequel. 2mo
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Perhaps my favorite Neil Gaiman

Alexander_Meng Mine too 😁❤ 2mo
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Ersatz Elevator | Lemony Snicket
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Lemony Snicket taught me a new word. I did not know the meaning of "ersatz" before reading this! This is might be my favorite of the series. I love little Sunny in her pinstriped suit! #middlegrade

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The best thing about Neil Gaiman's writing is his voice. I want to listen to everything he has narrated!❤❤❤

BBooks He's the best. 📚❤🎧 3mo
DarcysMom I would listen to him read anything! 💕💕💕 3mo
tealwish @DarcysMom Me too!!! 3mo
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Space Opera | Catherynne M. Valente
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Really, it's not you. It's me. If it weren't for this reading slump I am in, maybe I would find your endless world-building ingenious or witty! But after 4 hours of this audio book, nothing really has happened, and I am giving up...

Soubhiville Yeah I didn‘t like this one either. 3mo
tealwish @Soubhiville It felt forced. Like she was trying too hard to be like Hitchhiker's Guide! 3mo
Soubhiville I agree. There were some funny parts, but it mostly felt overdone. 3mo
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Fascinating and affirming. There's nothing wrong with me afterall.

CrowCAH I say yes to all the above! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 3mo
Naj This is so accurate! 3mo
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Thanks to Litsy I discovered this delightful graphic novel. Thanks to Scribd I read it on my phone. Being a "quiet girl" is not so bad!!

gradcat Such a lovely graphic! 3mo
jenniferajanes I love this graphic too. 3mo
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No Title | None
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Good Reads: Anna Marie, but that won't narrow it down so use the link! I love new GR friends and the compare books feature.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5775087-anna-marie

#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for sharing! 💜 I added you on GR. 3mo
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Skyward | Brandon Sanderson
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Brandon Sanderson knows what he is doing even in YA Sci-fi! This is YA with NO Romance!! Genius!! Because Brandon Sanderson doesn't need romance to be a master storyteller. Complex world, unique characters, building plot, well described action sequences, satisfying ending, and no paltry cliffhanger to make you read the sequel. No need to bait me. I will read the sequel.

JanuarieTimewalker13 The UK cover is beautiful!! 1mo
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My library books I picked up yesterday. I am feeling very indecisive about what to read, so I read the first 10 pages of each. Fahrenheit 451 is for my #LitsyAtoZ challenge. Why is it that as soon as a book is part of a challenge then I no longer want to read it??? It becomes something I SHOULD do, and I hate all the shoulds in life. Does anyone else have this problem? #libraryhaul

kristincatastrophic I don't feel that way about books but I do it with Netfilx. I've yelled "You can't tell me what to watch!" before, even when it's something I did what to watch. Slaughterhouse-Five though, love it! I won't tell you to read that first because then you won't but you should ? 3mo
Amiable Yes! I have tried to participate in three different book clubs, and had to eventually leave them because it was a struggle to muster the enthusiasm to read the books that were selected. The minute I'm told I HAVE to or SHOULD read a book, I almost immediately don't want to. I totally get where you're coming from! I think we are what is referred to as "contrarians." ? (edited) 3mo
tealwish @kristincatastrophic So true! Netflix is a bully! 😃😃 Facebook is too with its insistence that I need a specialty bra! So glad Litsy is ad-free!! 3mo
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tealwish @Amiable That's me - contrarian!! 😊😊 I am having the same problem with the book club I half heartedly joined! Thing is I loved planning what to read for this challenge, and they were all books I wanted to read. I need to trick my brain somehow into forgetting that I should read them. 3mo
taraWritesSci Yep! I want nothing more than to join a book club but my "imma do what I want" kicks in and defeats the purpose. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that I'm mood driven when it comes to books and entertainment. 3mo
tealwish @taraWritesSci I am mood driven too, but I don't want to miss out on things because I am never in the mood for them. Like I rarely am in the mood to read classics but I am usually glad once I start one. 3mo
Alexander_Meng Slaughterhouse five has been on tbr list fire years 😊 2mo
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"Hmm. No. I'm telling this wrong."
First Sentence
Among other things, it is a love story between a mother and a daughter. The world has broken apart but what pulled me into this book was this rift - when a daughter is ignorant of who her mother really is/was and when a mother has been cruel to protect her daughter. Can they ever really understand each other?? I am so glad I don't have to wait as I am diving right into book 3.

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Sorry, doing this on Saturday again...
1. Sci-fi, but lately I've been reading other genres so I need something set in space soon!
2. Fear of religion because religion is based in fear 😊
3. a writer... there may still be time.
4. 37F
5. Hi there
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Fifth Season | N K Jemisin
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"Let's start with the end of the world, why don't we?" If you like to judge books by first sentences instead of covers, this book starts just so. Part of the narrative is in 2nd person. For this reason I struggled to connect to the story at first, but I kept going. It pays off when it comes together. There is a reason for the 2nd person, and it's brilliant. I am almost done the second book!

RachelO Sounds intriguing! 4mo
tessavi My friend who read this told me about the writing style and it has pushed it down my list. I should pick it up some time 🤔 #LitsyInBloom 4mo
tealwish @tessavi If you like fantasy, read it. I don't think it would be a good first fantasy for someone to start with tho. It's complex and original. 4mo
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tessavi I love fantasy and the summary seems like my kind of book. 4mo
speljamr She is one of the few authors who pulled of 2nd person so well I just couldn't put it down. Most incredible series I've read in years. 4mo
tealwish @speljamr Now that I am into the rythmn of it, it's so beautiful. I find myself reading parts of it out loud. 4mo
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The Austere Academy | Lemony Snicket
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This mom agrees!

SW-T 😂😂😂 4mo
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Miserable Mill | Lemony Snicket
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1. Teleport - Is there any teleporting superheroes?
2. Thanks to Scribd, my kids and I are listening to the Series of Unfortunate Events every night at dinner.
3. Yes, I have a long list of them. I also do monthly ones to keep on track.
4. I need to find a new one. Just finished Travelers - loved it!
5. Got it! Happy Friday!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

RachelO I like the idea of monthly resolutions. Might try that 😊 4mo
wanderinglynn Nightcrawler (the X-Men) is a teleporter. 😀 4mo
Bookjunkie57 I love listing to audiobooks with my nieces on road trips. Dinner seems like a great time to listen too. (edited) 4mo
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tealwish @RachelO Yeah a year is too long if you don't check in to remember what you want to do that year. It's helping me a lot!! 4mo
tealwish @wanderinglynn There ya go!! 4mo
tealwish @Bookjunkie57 They don't rush through dinner when we do it either! It also gets them to do the dishes! :) 4mo
Bookjunkie57 Ohhh double win!!! 4mo
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The Scarlet Pimpernel | Baroness Orczy
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1. Pennsylvania, U.S.
2. N. K. Jemison - I am halfway through The Fifth Season and enjoying her style.
3. Goodreads says my Want To Read Shelf is 180
4. The chaise end of my couch
5. The tagged book is a classic that doesn't get enough love. I plan on rereading it this year to see if it is as good as I remember.
Thanks, @tessavi #littenintro

tessavi Thank you for the recommendation! My want to read list is even longer than TBR books I own 😅 4mo
tealwish @tessavi Well I recently purged all the books that I couldn't remember why or when I added them to my Goodreads Want to Read Shelf and that made a huge decrease! 4mo
readordierachel N.K. Jemisin is one of my favorites! 4mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I never read romance, but in 2019 I am trying different genres out. This was enjoyable! However, a steady diet of romance would certainly annoy/bore me. I love that the female character is intelligent, self-sufficient, doesn't need a man for completion, and that from kissing to sex it is emphasized consensual.

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Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life | Thich Nhat Hanh, Lilian Cheung
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I have learned from Thich Nhat Hanh's other books, but this was a disappointment. My approach to food is Intuitive Eating, and I thought this book was a Buddhist perspective on mindful eating. Sadly it focuses on weight loss and fat shaming. This monk is unaware of the dangers of eating disorders, the evil diet industry and that HEALTH IS NOT A SIZE. If you want mindfulness with a side of shame, read this. If not, read Intuitive Eating.

RealBooks4ever I agree, I didn‘t get much out of this book. 4mo
tealwish @RealBooks4ever I'm glad I am not alone. 4mo
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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"I felt betrayed, the way you do when you discover that your cat has a secret secondary life and is being fed by neighbors who call him something stupid like Calypso. Worse is that he loves them as much as he loves you, which is to say not at all, really."

Smrloomis 😂😂😂 5mo
Boooooks Uuughh we used to have a cat that would eat at like three different houses 4mo
visz Me gustaría que las editoriales latinoamericanas se arriesgaran a publicar este tipo de portadas... Amazing book cover, far different far different from the ones we use to see here 4mo
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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My top books of the year. #18in2018 #18in18 It's interesting how they are favorites for different reasons. Dark Matter was probably the most enjoyable of all.

Chrissyreadit We have a lot of favorites in common! I will have to read the ones you listed still on my toppling TBR. 5mo
tealwish @Chrissyreadit That's Great! I have myself permission to read whatever I wanted this year and apparently that was a lot of Sci-fi and fantasy! 5mo
Soubhiville Yes yes yes! I really loved so many of these! 5mo
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tealwish @Soubhiville I love finding people who share my taste! Makes me wanna read more!! 5mo
TK421 I really enjoyed Station Eleven and The Bear and the Nightingale. 5mo
tealwish @TK421 The sequel to the Bear in the Nightingale was just as good in my opinion. I am excited for the 3rd one next year! 5mo
Eggbeater I loved several of these and more are on my TBR. The Graveyard Book holds a special place in my heart. 5mo
tealwish @Eggbeater I listened to The Graveyard Book audiobook read by Neil Gaiman. ❤ his voice!! Unfortunately I ran out of time on Libby and had to wait awhile for it to become available again, so that kinda broke up my reading experience. 5mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Excellent selection! 📚 5mo
tealwish @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It was my best reading year ever! 5mo
staci.reads You have some Greta ones on there! 5mo
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A to Z | Sandra Boynton
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I managed to create my A to Z list all from my TBR, except there was no letter X to be found!! I am looking for any X suggestions that are Sci-fi or fantasy?? Also, my goal next year is to read more female authors. 13 of these are written by women, so that could be better! Very excited to get started!

#litsyAtoZ #readingchallenge @BookishMarginalia

Karkar I can think of some that are not Sci-fi or fantasy, I can give you if you want. 5mo
tealwish @Karkar Sure!! I will take any recommendations if you liked them! 5mo
Karkar This was not too bad if you like mysteries- but not a cozy mystery 5mo
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Karkar I liked this one it gives the back story for Dana 5mo
inthegreensandblues Awesome list, there are several here that I really want to read in the next year too! 5mo
Karkar This was good it is the story of Malcom X‘s childhood. I believe the author is his daughter or related. 5mo
Soubhiville I have gone with X-men comics in the past. I‘m excited for you starting Robin Hobb! Such a great series! 5mo
tealwish @Karkar Great ideas!! It may come down to what is available at my library. A mystery does sound good tho! I 5mo
tealwish @inthegreensandblues Some of these I know I am going to love so I put off reading them for some weird reason. This will get me to read them! 5mo
tealwish @Soubhiville Is there a certain X-Men I should start with? I keep seeing Robin Hobb's name show up everywhere! A big series is a little daunting! 5mo
RamsFan1963 I'm reading The X-Files Origins: Agents of Chaos for my X slot. Plenty of X-Files books choose from, and most are well done, especially the older ones by Charles Grant and Kevin Anderson. 5mo
tealwish @RamsFan1963 Ok, I will look for that one at the library! 5mo
Soubhiville @tealwish I honestly don‘t care much for comics, so I just grab whichever X-men my library has, but I usually try to go for one with a lady hero in the lead. Robin Hobb is wonderful! I hope you‘ll enjoy it! Patrick Rothfuss is amazing too, you‘re going to have a terrific reading year! 5mo
TheBookAddict It‘s part of a series, but you can follow the story without reading the other books. I just finished it for this year‘s LitsyAtoZ and don‘t know it was part of a series until I looked for it on Goodreads. It‘s a mystery, btw. 5mo
tealwish @TheBookAddict I think I have heard of that author. Thanks! 5mo
TheBookAddict @tealwish you‘re welcome. 🙂👍🏽 5mo
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I found a pre-made spreadsheet to track my books for next year. It will make pie charts for you!! And graphs! You could use it to find out how much money you spent on books in a year, but I don't know if I want to know that! The link is to a YouTube video explaining it and there is a free download as well. I just changed everything to 2019. #booknerd

https://youtu.be/YDWdsiejTyg

Amiable Neat! Thanks for the link. 🙂 5mo
Anitareads Great! Thank you ☺ 5mo
irre @bookriot has a great one as well that I‘m using. 5mo
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tealwish @Amiable You're welcome! 5mo
tealwish @Anitareads Sure, enjoy! 5mo
tealwish @irre Oh, I will check it out to see what is different and make it my own! 5mo
Reecaspieces That is awesome. 5mo
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Calypso | David Sedaris
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So glad it's finally Christmas vacation, and I don't have to work till the 31st!! This is all I have been wanting to do.

MelissaSue81 I have the same break! 5mo
tealwish @MelissaSue81 Yay!! It's the best feeling having a break from the grind! Enjoy yours! 5mo
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1. So many favorites, but Battlestar Galactica brought me joy during a rough time.
2. Family time, relaxing time finishing a few books, and I will be watching booktube videos of people's favorite books of the year!
3. Sci Fi Time Travel or Alternate Reality
4. Having breakfast often while reading
5 I want time off work which I will get next week! Yay!!!
#humpdaypost @MinDea

vivastory I haven't read it yet, but I've heard great things about 5mo
tealwish @vivastory Oooo, never heard of it! Time Travel and Pennsylvania - I live in Pennsylvania!! I need to find this! Thanks 5mo
vivastory Hope you like it! 5mo
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tealwish @Slajaunie I haven't heard of that. Sounds well loved too! Adding it to my tbr!! Thanks! 5mo
Slajaunie It is indeed! 5mo
MeganAnn A recent time travel book I loved is 5mo
tealwish @MeganAnn That looks good too!! 5mo
DaveNeufeld BSG 👍🏻 5mo
tealwish @DaveNeufeld So say we all 😊 5mo
DaveNeufeld So say we all 🤖 5mo
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Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend - Current read but it is going to be a favorite!
H. G. Wells
What Happened to Monday - Pretty good Netflix Sci-fi Movie
Wasabi, just a tad, on my sushi 🍣❤
#manicmonday #letterw @JoScho

GA_Bookworm07 Very hard for me to do when I don't have favorites that start with W. 5mo
JoScho ⛄️🖤 5mo
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The only book I did not finish this year. A floating bookstore in Paris?! Such a charming setting for such a contrived plot! #worstreads

LiteraryinLititz I agree! I expected to LOVE this one and then bailed. 5mo
Prairiegirl_reading Yikes! This is my book club‘s January pick. 🤦🏻‍♀️ 5mo
JennyM I bailed too. 5mo
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tealwish @Prairiegirl_reading There are reviews where people love it tho! It would be fun to discuss. 5mo
tealwish @LiteraryinLititz and @JennyM Seems like something about it grates on certain people's nerves! 5mo
LoverofLit Wasn't a fan of this one either! 5mo
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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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Ok, I am freaked out and have to remind myself that this is fiction. Do I keep reading or put the book in the freezer???!!! 😯😮🤤😦😰

gradcat Is this the one they made the new Sandra Bullock movie from? 5mo
JoScho @gradcat yep! 5mo
Kaye Keep reading. Just DONT LOOK OUT THE WINDOW. 😳. 😱. 😧 5mo
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9999 Now I have to read this!!! 5mo
9999 Do you think it's a better read or listen? Audible vs kindle.... 5mo
IamIamIam HAHA, @kaye was so freaked out reading this!!! 5mo
gradcat @JoScho Thanks for answering! 😊 5mo
tealwish @kaye I kept reading on my lunch break at work, but I am surrounded by windows!! 5mo
tealwish @sskk Audible might be more frightening, but I am a horror wimp!! 5mo
tealwish @gradcat Yes, she is. Love her! 5mo
tealwish @IamIamIam Like my heart was pounding at one point! Powerful fiction! 5mo
IamIamIam @tealwish It really was suspenseful!! I read it late at night in bed and I recall not breathing at one point!!! 5mo
Kaye @tealwish Better get them covered up. Blankets, sheets, cardboard. Old pizza boxes. Just DONT LOOK OUT THE WINDOWS 😱😱😱😱😱😱 5mo
tealwish @kaye Yeah, I am sure my boss won't mind!! A book made me do it. haha 5mo
Kaye I got my husband to read Birdbox, which is hilarious. He is a strict WW 2 NF READER. He liked Birdbox so much, he has talked 4 guya at work into reading it ( one , his boss) , and one of their wives. Now theyve all gone on to Stephen King. I do believe in miracles now. My husband is the closest thing to Amish ( without the church part) that I‘ve ever met. Reading has made him branch out. There‘s color in his cheeks ! 😀 5mo
tealwish @kaye Wow, this book has changed lives! I love that story. That's awesome of him being willing to try something new! It's a reading miracle!! 😃😊 5mo
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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Unpopular Opinion - This book rubbed me the wrong way. It's strange because I adore The Handmaid's Tale! This premise could have been handled so much better. Maybe I will put my spoilery reasons in a comment below...

tealwish Things I disliked - the second half felt rushed and garbled, and things happened with no explanation and written poorly. Why didn't they sedate Morgan a second time? Why was Jackie there and not in a camp? Why was Jean mauled by an ape? Why did every chapter end weird? I like a flawed character, but Jean is an unlikable main character for me. 5mo
tealwish Also, the author seems to be writing from a place of man-hate and all-Christians-are-evil. I don't see this as feminist or a heroine when a man off screen saves the country, other men save Jean, she leans on her lover constantly and most annoyingly she keeps getting weak kneed and falling down! 5mo
MelissaSue81 Hmm. I loved the premise of this book, but the turn it took in the second half was just.... odd. I agree about a lot of the stuff not making a lot of sense. I don‘t know if fully agree about your second point.. but Im not sure. I was mostly just confused by the end. (edited) 5mo
tealwish @MelissaSue81 Yeah, the end was so all over the place! I had heard some great reviews so I started to wonder why I wasn't following it. Glad I wasn't the only one confused. 5mo
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Great audiobook!! This has something of the wonder of Harry Potter, but feels original! All ages will enjoy this if you want a fun, quirky, magical escape. I just started the sequel!

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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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1. Excercise! lol
2. Buy a tree, Bake cookies, Family Christmas party
3. Chocolate Chip
4. Vox, Christina Dalcher
5. I do realize it is now Sunday! Since @RestlessFickleBookHoarder tagged me, I really wanted to do it still. Thanks for the tag!!
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Kaye 1- I just started back at the gym yesterday after my bad patch of illnesses last summer . I kept telling myself to go, and finally had to get mad enough to say TODAY IS THE DAY. GO TO THE GYM. It‘s very hard after stopping for so long. I really hate exercise and think it‘s so boring. Once it‘s a part of my daily routine, it‘ll get easier to keep going daily. 5mo
tealwish @Kaye I am with you!! It's so boring. My gym now has machines where you can watch Netflix while you excercise. So now I sweat while I watch Gilmore Girls! 😊 This week has been too busy, and I couldn't get there! I am going today!! 5mo
Kaye Good for you ! Our gym doesn‘t have fancy machines. I live in Hillbilly Village , so we are lucky to have a gym at all. They do have TVs , but I usually bring headphones and an audiobook , or sometimes my kindle. If I can get interested enough in a book, then I focus on that . I did well for a year and a half..Never missed a day. Once you fall off the wagon, though, it‘s easy to let the wagon keep rolling and sit down and watch it roll away. 5mo
tealwish @Kaye I agree. Audio books are good to distract from how awful excercise is! I try to remember how good I feel afterward. That's so impressive that you went a year without missing a day!! I have let the wagon roll by many times too. Some days it is hard to care. 5mo
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Every Day | David Levithan
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The main character in this book wakes up in a different body every day. That concept makes the book fascinating! However, I wish more was done with it. There is so much representation that it starts feeling like the theme is more important than the story. The fat body day irked me though. The author simply promoted that fat equals lazy and unattractive. Overall, interesting read!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Officially welcoming you to Litsy!! 📖💙 5mo
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" Imagine if tomorrow all the images changed. No more Photoshop. No more exclusion. Real diversity and real bodies displayed for all the world to see. Imagine every person being able to open a magazine or turn on their screens and see themselves represented, see bodies just like theirs being celebrated as beautiful and worthy of cover pictures or leading roles. I think the effect on our self-esteem would be undeniable."

Stacy_31 I follow her on IG and love seeing her body positive posts!! 6mo
tpixie Lovely!!! 6mo
tpixie Welcome to the #LitsyFamily ♥️📚♥️ 6mo
tealwish @Stacy_31 She's inspiring! The book challenges the way I think about things. Not sure why but it is taking me awhile to read it, but it's really good! 6mo
tealwish @tpixie Thank you!! Glad to join in here! 6mo
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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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I loved this just as much as the movie, and that is saying a lot!! The book is different but just as strangely magical. Something about it reminds me of Beauty and the Beast.

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Chomp | Carl Hiaasen
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My 11 yr old daughter picked this for us to listen to in the car from the Juvenile Fiction section on Libby, so I didn't know anything about what we were listening to. It's great! The story introduced a teen character with a physically abusive father which led to a conversation about abuse between my kids and I. Reading books with my kids has kickstarted numerous talks we never would have had!

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1. Cranberry sauce is essential.
2. Pho 🍲❤
3. William H. Macy visited my work. Also, George W. Bush waved in my direction from a passing car.
4. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
5. Uh, I am 3 days old on Litsy. Am I doing this right??
#friyayintro @howjessreads

tournevis You are doing splendidly! 6mo
Susanita 👍🏻 6mo
CouronneDhiver You‘re doing great! 😊 Hop right in and participate in lots of stuff ... best way to meet the whole crew 6mo
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tealwish @tournevis Thanks!! 6mo
tealwish @CouronneDhiver Gonna try! 6mo
MeganAnn Welcome to litsy! You‘re doing great😊 6mo
Cinfhen Great 👍🏻 welcome to Litsy.... 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! I have Oryx and Crake on my list for next year. Glad to hear you liked it! 6mo
tealwish @MeganAnn Thank you! 6mo
tealwish @Cinfhen Thanks!! 😊 6mo
tealwish @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thank you! I hope you like Oryx and Crake. It gets mixed reviews. 6mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tealwish 🤞🏻🤞🏻I hope so too! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz WILLIAM H MACY??!! That's so fantastic!!! 6mo
tealwish @Jee_HookedOnBookz I know! He was so nice too! 6mo
Stacy_31 Pho is the best!!! 6mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @tealwish lucky you! ❤️❤️😍 6mo
tealwish @Stacy_31 Now I am craving pho!! 😊 6mo
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Mistborn: The Final Empire | Brandon Sanderson
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I just wish I could erase my memory of this trilogy, and read it for the first time again! The Brandon Sanderson love is well deserved. I am excited to start his other series! #mistborn

Booko Really glad you love it! Definitely one of my favorites! 6mo
Lauram Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
Ronda Great book, loved it.... and welcome 😁 6mo
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tealwish @Booko I think he is now my favorite fantasy author! 6mo
tealwish @Lauram Thanks!! 6mo
tealwish @Ronda Thanks. Glad to find some Mistborn fans here!! 6mo
Craftylikefox Welcome to Litsy!!! 👋 6mo
Ronda @tealwish 😁 6mo
bookaddict37 I just started this series. All of the burning of the metals has me confused. I love Saze so far! 6mo
tealwish @bookaddict37 Other magic books that I've read, the magic doesn't have rules and everyone seems invincible. That's why I liked this. It can be confusing, but the charts in the back help. Sazed and Kelsier were my favourites. Hope you enjoy it!! 6mo
bookaddict37 I feel so dumb! Didn't notice charts in the back! Thank you! 6mo
tealwish @bookaddict37 You're welcome! I get excited when books have charts or maps!! 6mo
JLaurenceCohen The Stormlight books are excellent 5mo
tealwish @JLaurenceCohen Are they?? But they are so huge! I saw The Way of Kings at the library but didn't check it out when I saw the size of it. I feel like I need to mentally prepare myself to tackle it first. 5mo
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"Be a full person. Motherhood is a glorious gift, but do not define yourself solely by motherhood."

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 6mo
Naj Welcome to Litsy! You'll love it here 💜 6mo
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tealwish @BookwormAHN Thank you!!! 🐶 6mo
tealwish @Naj I think I will!! 6mo
Trashcanman Welcome to Litsy, I'm the Trashcanman, pleased to meet you. 6mo
tealwish @Trashcanman Hey, thanks! You have a memorable name. 😊😊 6mo
mcipher Welcome to Litsy! 😊 6mo
tealwish @mcipher Thank you!! 6mo
Ofclumsywords Welcome to Litsy! 😊 6mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻 6mo
tealwish @LitsyWelcomeWagon Thank you for the tips! I will check them out! 6mo
tealwish @Eggs Thank you!! 6mo
Stacy_31 This quote really resonated with me, too. Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
tealwish @Stacy_31 Yeah, I need to stop apologizing for being a working mom that's part of me being a full person. Thanks! :) 6mo
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