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thelizflynn

thelizflynn

Joined March 2016

I like books & yarn | @farflungreaders
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Felix Ever After | Kacen Callender
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This was a wonderful book. I loved all of the characters, their friendships, their honest discussions with each other. #felixeverafter #pridemonth #translivesmatter

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“Deep understandings of racist violence arm us against deceptive solutions. When we are told that we simply need better police and better prisons, we counter with what we really need...We will say demilitarize the police, disarm the police, abolish the institution of the police as we know it, and abolish imprisonment as the dominant mode of punishment. Be we will have only just begun to tell the truth about violence in America.” -Angela Y. Davis

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Bluebird, Bluebird | Attica Locke
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3.5 stars. This was a good book. Attica Locke is skillful at constructing setting, atmosphere, and those complicated, nuanced relationships that are so hard to capture in writing. #audiobook #litsyatoz

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⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 I wanted to like this book more than I actually did, but I still enjoyed the journey and learned a lot. It‘s quite dense and kind of confusing at times, so close reading is required! Recommended for anyone who loves history and loves nonfiction. #nonfiction #witches

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In Five Years: A Novel | Rebecca Serle
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Aww this was a really sweet story about love and friendship. It‘s NOT what I would consider a romance, and it is pretty sad. But it‘s really great contemporary lit! And the narrator is awesome. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5 #audiobooks #quarantinereads

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Blitzed | Alexa Martin
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Finally getting around to this audiobook! I‘ve liked Alexa Martin‘s previous two books, so I‘m sure I‘ll enjoy this one. 😊 #romance #audiobook #quarantinereads

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Another #quarantineread to clear up my TBR and physical bookshelf. It‘s alright so far, but nothing spectacular. The character development is not that great and the pacing of the story feels rushed/stilted. Like...am I supposed to care deeply about Consuelo? Because I‘m not connecting 😖

BiblioLitten I couldn‘t go through with the book. The protagonist was just annoying. 😑 3y
thelizflynn @BiblioLitten I can totally understand that. I just don‘t really...care about the protagonist! 😂 I‘ll see if I can go through with it and finish or if it‘ll go to the DNF pile. 3y
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Panpan

Meh. I didn‘t enjoy The Alchemist, so why did I even read this? Not sure but it was on my bookshelf and I‘m in quarantine. I‘m also not religious so this book is probably great for some people, just not for me. #quarantinereads

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A Certain Age: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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Next up: this fluffy read. I‘m about 60 pages in and it‘s light and entertaining. #1920s #quarantinereads

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Wow.

Cinfhen Yup! 3y
Nebklvr If you haven‘t read Men we reaped, I highly recommend it. 3y
SamAnne @Nebklvr agreed. 3y
canbku Oof, i loved this but it was tough! 3y
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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This was pretty good. It didn‘t captivate and immerse me in quite the same way as Uprooted, but it was still entertaining. Hope everyone is staying safe and staying home. 📚 #fantasyreads #retelling

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I‘m trying to marathon this audiobook because it‘s due in 24 hours! Will I make it?! It‘s alright...very book-club-y if that makes any sense. #audiobook

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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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First #romance of 2020! This was cute, but the ending was a little too silly for me. I liked The Kiss Quotient better, but this was still a fun listen.

annahenke I loved it! 3y
thelizflynn @annahenke have you read Kiss Quotient yet?? 😃 3y
annahenke @thelizflynn loved it!! 3y
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I enjoyed this bio! Milicent Patrick led such an interesting life, & O‘Meara did a great job bringing her accomplishments & career to light. Some criticize the book for going on tangents, & I agree with that. I feel like lot of that info was added as filler because not enough was available about Milicent. I do also feel that O‘Meara made some assumptions about people & their feelings, which I found entertaining but kind of inappropriate for a bio.

Cinfhen I‘m thinking of using this for the #Hollywood prompt #Booked2020 🎧 3y
thelizflynn @Cinfhen nice! I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by the author. I thinks that made it more engaging for me personally! 3y
Cinfhen I have the audio too! I like NF on audio so I‘m hoping that works for me as well. 3y
mollyrotondo @thelizflynn I listened to this one too. Love an audiobook narrated by the author. I agree though that she talked about other people‘s feelings and thoughts like she interviewed them or knew them personally. It turned me off of the book a little bit. But the facts were really interesting 3y
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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I enjoyed this story, but I didn‘t love it like I wanted to for some reason. 🧐 something was...missing? I‘m going to be mulling this over for a bit, but Aster is a great character, and the story is engrossing.

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Mehso-so

Hmm I wanted to like this book much more than I did. I loved two of the stories, and liked most of the other ones. Some of the retellings were just meh. I think my expectations were just set too high based on the hype I had been hearing about it.

Caterina Same!!! I could copy and paste your review, it's exactly what I thought too. 😂🤷 3y
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Invasion of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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Jumping RIGHT into book number two! I‘m listening to the audiobook this time around. I‘m hoping I enjoy it as much as reading a physical text version! #audiobook

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Queen of the Tearling | Erika Johansen
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This was soooo gooooood!! 😍 A bit heavy on centering White Christian culture, and it got annoying to constantly read about how “plain” the main character was, but besides those two things I absolutely loved this book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Fumbled | Alexa Martin
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Loving this second book in the Playbook series! I‘m about halfway through. It‘s different enough from Intercepted that I‘m not bored, but Alexa still has the same fun dialogue and character development. #romance #audiobook

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Sometimes I Lie | Alice Feeney
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This was meh. It‘s entertaining if you‘re looking for an easy thriller, but it‘s nothing groundbreaking. #audiobook (TW for a disturbing sexual assault)

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This One Summer | Mariko Tamaki
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So, so good. It took me two years and one hour of just sitting down without my phone to finally read this.

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Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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This was such a sweet romance novel! I loved every second of it, and the characters were all likable in a realistic way. Definitely want to read her newest book next! #romance #litsyAtoZ

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5! I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir! Tan‘s voice is amazing and the book is light hearted and fun while touching on some more serious aspects of his life. I feel like it didn‘t go as “deep” as Karamo‘s memoir, but that doesn‘t mean it‘s any less substantial. I actually kinda enjoyed this book a bit more! #audiobook #queereye #litsyAtoZ

squirrelbrain I just got Karamo‘s book on Kindle, but haven‘t read it yet... I really want to read this one too. 3y
thelizflynn @squirrelbrain they‘re both really enjoyable and fun if you‘re a fan of the Fab 5! 😊 3y
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3.75 stars. I love every member of the Fab 5, so I went in knowing I‘d enjoy this book. There were some parts of Karamo‘s story that seemed glossed over and self-serving, but all in all it was an informative memoir about his life growing up, his career, and his experience becoming a father. #audiobook #queereye

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Princeps' Fury | Jim Butcher
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I‘m Michigan for the first time, relaxing on the outside patio of my hotel. FINALLY getting around to book #5 in the Codex Alera series. Maybe I can finish the whole series this year?? #fantasy #summerreads

Nute I like your ‘circle‘ ring! 3y
thelizflynn @Nute thank you! 🙂 3y
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3.75 stars. I thoroughly enjoyed this story! Scenes that were steamy enough to put the book in the freezer afterwards, plus well developed characters and a plot with substance. I really liked the little plot twist at the end. #audiobook #romance

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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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Oh MY. 🔥🔥🔥 #romance #audiobook

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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Meh, it was alright. The characters were two-dimensional and the plot was so-so. Entertaining enough to finish it, but not good enough to recommend to anyone.

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When Katie Met Cassidy | Camille Perri
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About halfway through this #audiobook and it‘s entertaining. I‘m not sure I‘m suuuper into it, but I‘ll definitely finish it!

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Loved this Pride & Prejudice retelling! The classic storyline fits perfectly in to this updated setting and (better) characters. #audiobook

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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I‘m almost done with this one, and I‘m enjoying it so far. Not my super favorite, but it‘s entertaining! #audiobook #litsyAtoZ

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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I listened to this on audio and it was so, so good. I love all of Rainbow Rowell‘s books, I‘ve come to learn. She captures the feeling of young love and being a teenager/young person so well, I can‘t help but fall into her stories. #audiobook #litsyAtoZ

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This book is deep in my wheelhouse. Fantasy mixed with history, fun plot twists, and tons of action. Loved it! #litsyAtoZ

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Rainbow Rowell‘s books always cheer me up!

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Inferno: A Novel | Dan Brown
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Getting some reading done before I start my day. I have a soft spot for formula reads, anyone else? #litsyAtoZ

bookcollecter I really enjoyed this one. Brown may write formula reads but his knowledge of art and hidden things keeps them engaging. 4y
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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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10/5 stars I LOVE N.K. JEMISIN. I‘m so glad I have finally gotten around to starting the Broken Earth trilogy. Jemisin‘s world building and the themes she explores in her books are 👌

BillBlume I loved this trilogy. Brought me near to tears. 4y
thelizflynn @BillBlume I have one more book to go, but there have definitely been tears already! 4y
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So, so good. Manus & All the Names for God were my favorites.

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“Ghost stories are about how we face, or fail to face, the past- how we process information, how we narrate our past, and how we make sense of the gaps in that history. Besides, even if we could dispel them once and for all, we need them too badly.”

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Starting this just in time for Halloween! #spookyreads #halloween

Reviewsbylola Darn, I forgot I wanted to read this one. Stacking for next Halloween! 😆 4y
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Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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This is really dense and it‘s taken me months to get through it, but it‘s really good. Definitely for people who LOVE historical fiction.

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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Finally starting this one! I love a beautiful book cover.

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This was a fast listen. What a weird dude. All he wanted was to be left alone 😕

Reviewsbylola Such a weird dude!! I loved this one! 4y
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Vicious | V. E. Schwab
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THIS WAS SO GOOD! And I had no idea that the sequel is being published soon! 🙃

BillBlume This book was so much fun! 4y
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Hild: A Novel | Nicola Griffith
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Finally reading this after starting it like 5 years ago! #wheelhouse

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Dark Places: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Oh she‘s real good

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Who Fears Death | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is AWESOME.

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The Passion of Artemisia | Susan Vreeland
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I love historical fiction, so when I found this ART historical fiction for only a dollar, I was all about it!

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This was a touching, melancholy, and funny graphic autobiography. I usually fly through graphic novels, but I had to take my time with this one.

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Boxers | Gene Luen Yang, Lark Pien
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This was a very interesting history of the Boxer Rebellion. US students (at least where I went to school) learn about this period of Chinese history only briefly, and of course the brutality that people lived through and experienced is glossed over in textbooks. I went ahead and borrowed Saints from my library right after I finished this!

ClairesReads Cool- I‘m looking forward to reading this one soon 4y
thelizflynn @ClairesReads definitely recommend it! 👍🏽 4y
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A Northern Light | Jennifer Donnelly
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Picked this up for $1 at my library years ago, and it‘s pretty good!

Libby1 I like this one! 4y
thelizflynn @Libby1 yeah! I had no idea what it was about when I picked it up, and I‘m really liking it! 4y
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