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vicgreentoriafield

Joined September 2016

Relocated New Yorker. Dog Mama. Book lover. centralcitybooks.wordpress.com ~~ goodreads.com/vicgreentoriafield
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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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Hello, Littens! I've stepped out of my comfort zone and taken the plunge to start a bookblog. centralcitybooks.wordpress.com If you decide to follow it, THANK YOU! I appreciate you. I'd love to have a community on wordpress so if anyone else has a book blog or has some favorites please share and I'll be sure to follow. Looking forward to starting this new -chapter- in my book loving life.

4/5 🌟 for the tagged book with a full review on the blog!

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4/5🌟 - Finished Beach Read earlier this week, and really enjoyed it. There was a lot less beach than I was expecting but so much more I wasn't expecting. I loved hearing about the writing process of two authors who write different genres. It's a great story of how a person feels when they receive shocking news that alters everything they remember of their past. The MCs were likeable and the town it was set in made me want to move.

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Update for #Summerfunbingo #summerfun
Set at the beach or near water: Where the Crawdad's sing - Delia Owens (finished on June 15)
Summer Romance or Wedding: Beach Read- Emily Henry (finished on June 23)
On Audio: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone- Lori Gottlieb (finished on June 23)
Read a book about Anti-Racism: Between the World and Me- Ta-Nehisi Coates (finished on June 19)

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StayCurious Excellent! That's 4 entries so far - keep it up! 2y
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The Library of Lost Things | Laura Taylor Namey
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Mehso-so

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This was cute, REALLY cute. The relationship between Darcy and Marisol is the kind of friendship few are lucky to have. Darcy's after school job is one to envy, bookstore with tons of reading time? Yes please. As cute as this was, &as likeable as the MCs were, this was just meh. I got bored halfway through and kept thinking "How much longer?" It's a good palette cleanser, and a fast read. TW: abandonment, hoarding, mentions of a car accident

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Wow, definitely worth the hype. Kya's story is of resilience, of what happens when you're written off at a young age, and of nature vs. nurture. It made my heart ache while simultaneously had me pushing through to know what happens. I was angry that so few would have compassion for a scared, lonely child. Owen's writing was beautiful. I loved her careful, vivid, descriptions. This was an emotional rollercoaster right up to the last page. 5/5🌟

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Chosen Ones | Veronica Roth
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Mehso-so

3/5🌟
I always expect to like V.R books as much as I did the Divergent series, and am always a bit disappointed. There is a lot I feel could have been left out of this book and a lot that could have been expanded on. The articles didn't add anything for me. The case files were good, but lacking. It was a fun easy read. Slow at times, rushed in others. I enjoyed that Sloan was a flawed MC.
*images found on pinterest and added to a collage*

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I can't believe it took me THIS long to start AoGG series. I'm 30 &read book one for the first time this past week. Needless to say, I loved it. I wish I had known Anne growing up. I think her imagination &ever-growing optimism would have done a younger me very well. I loved through-out the first book she was fearlessly herself. I can't wait to step into GG again, but I'm making my way through some library holds.
4/5 🌟
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mariaku21 Same thoughts! I read Anne of Green Gables last yr and absolutely loved her! 2y
Samwise_Gamgee I have never read it either! 2y
vicgreentoriafield @Samwise_Gamgee I watched the show first and loved it. It's very different but the character casting was amazing. Amazon has all of the books as a bundle for $.99 so I started down the wormhole. Recommending both show and book. Lily would probably love Anne too. 2y
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vicgreentoriafield @mariaku21 I'm excited to make my way through the others 2y
mariaku21 @vicgreentoriafield I just started on Anne of Avonlea hoping to go through them all too. That Netflix show gave me so many feels even with the creative differences, it's still Anne 2y
vicgreentoriafield @mariaku21 I'm sad it's canceled, I hope it gets picked back up. I loved the casting, especially Anne and Marilla. 2y
mariaku21 @vicgreentoriafield I know. I was just saddened because that casting was amazing. I loved Mathew. A great and quiet strength to Marilla 2y
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I'm treating this impromptu time off from work, and social distancing, as an excuse to spend lazy mornings in bed reading. Trying to surround myself with as much peace as possible and detach from the news sites I'm constantly refreshing. Making a point to find that balance of keeping informed without the anxiety spiral.

100 pages in and my heart breaks for Lydia, but enjoying this March BOTM pick

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Untitled | Unknown
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About 11 years ago my dad had some life threatening health problems happen. After that he decided that he always wanted to write a book, so he did. He self-edited and seld-published through Amazon. I'm thankful he reached this point in his life where he could cross a life-long dream off of his bucket list. He told me "I always wanted to do it, so I did. I don't care if it's not something everyone likes." I couldn't be more proud of him.

vicgreentoriafield I hope to live my life with that same attitude and fearlessness as him. 2y
LiteraryinLawrence What a wonderful accomplishment! 2y
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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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Really enjoyed this one. I thought the concept was cool and I liked Oona, I was happy to be on her journey with her.
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My job is shut down, I did a thoughtful food shop, I've a circulation of comfy clothes lined up,& a stocked TBR. I'm ready to begin the next weeks of social distancing. I come into contact with A LOT of different people on a daily basis so I'm taking this time to keep myself & my family safe. Hope everyone is doing well!

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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**Deal Alert**
This book was awesome and it's on sale for $2.99!

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When I first picked this book up 2-3 years ago, I read the first chapter and thought "nah." It just wasn't the right time, but now, omg. Lindy is able to articulate every argument I have in my head where the words don't reach my mouth. She seems like the type of person you could form an instant connection with. I loved this book, she's gained a lifelong fan. I'm silently in her corner, inwardly cheering from afar
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I'm so happy I waited.

BarbaraBB Great and intriguing review! 2y
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Goodbye February, you were a terrible month but at least I had some good reads along the way.

Favorites: Educated, Recursion, and My Sister the Serial Killer
Least favorite: The Hating Game, I spent the whole book feeling sorry for Josh.

Geenie 👍👏🌺 2y
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Loved and late to the game.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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So excited to have attended this tonight. I love going to bookish events but, for me, the worst part is that I want my book signed but I can't stop myself from thinking "Oh God, I have to talk to someone new"

Joanne1 I recognise that feeling well, but good on you for going! 2y
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The Cactus | Sarah Haywood
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I like tag-teaming books with audio while driving and reading at home, which is what I'm doing with The Cactus. I actually prefer the audio on this one. The narrator is lovely and the voice fits the main character so well. This seems to be the unpopular opinion, but I'm really enjoying this read so far.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Phew, it's been awhile. January was a great reading month. I know I won't finish another before tomorrow ends. My favorite from this month was "The Starless Sea" I loved it so much as soon as I finished reading I downloaded the audio for my husband to listen to at work, had to share it with him so we could talk about it. My least favorite was "I was told there'd be cake" I almost didn't finish it, but pushed through.

Hope everyone is doing well!

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After listening to this, I think I'm taking a break from eating out.

🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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What do you mean I have to adult and can't lay around reading?

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Saturday morning sass to start the day.
The New Avengers: Sentry Part 3

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Possibly back after a whirlwind of a 2 months. There was almost no time for reading. I'm about to start my own little reading challenge:
The summer of Marvel. Here goes!
The Invincible Iron Man
Iron Man #1 (1968)

Couldn't find it to tag it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai Good choice. 👌 3y
vicgreentoriafield @GrilledCheeseSamurai suggestions on what to read/another starting point? 3y
GrilledCheeseSamurai Suggestions for iron man stories or just marvel in general? Old stuff (bronze & silver age) or more modern books? 3y
vicgreentoriafield @GrilledCheeseSamurai is it too vague to say literally anything? 3y
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I'm not sure where I saw this but I've decided to give it a go. A subscription box where you get 2 used books for 9.99 or 4 for 14.99 . You can also cancel at anytime. I did the 2 books to test it out. They're based here in NC, which I thought was cool.

If you'd like to try it with me here's a referral link. Hopefully I'll get something that I love and normally wouldn't have picked up. https://www.usedbooksmonthly.com/refer/Victo-VSQJMYSK

CollapsingLibrary I‘m excited to see what you think! 3y
Laughterhp Oh, I saw this too on Litsy. I‘m debating on whether or not I want to sign up for it! 3y
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Early Riser | Jasper Fforde
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I've got the, just finished a series, blues. Hopefully this stand alone will push me through.

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Thank you, @Bookwormjillk ! The candy hearts didn't make it through the mail but everything else was cute and perfect!

#cupidgoespostal #valentinesbookexchange

Bookwormjillk I‘m sorry the candy didn‘t make it, but I‘m glad you like the books! 3y
CaroPi I'd rather be reading is a great book! Love the essay collection 3y
vicgreentoriafield @Bookwormjillk Can't wait to read them 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Look what came today!!! Thank you, @Bookwormjillk !!!

#cupidgoespostal

Bookwormjillk Glad you got it! Not sure what happened in transit to get it that dirty! 3y
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Me Before You | Jojo Moyes
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I've decided this year for Valentine's day to do blind date with a book for the ladies in my husband's office. I went to the used book store and picked these out. I've read them all but I'm useless when it comes to giving little hints. Please help, Littens, what little hints would you write for each?

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Quirky English girl, lands a great job to help out family. Falls for employer, but there's a catch. There's always a catch. And tears... or something like that lol. 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Not too distant future dystopia. Lone survivor? Friendship, love, & genetic engineering. 3y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Complicated family relationships. Mythological witchery. Self actualization. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego these are perfect!! thank you!!! 3y
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Shadow of Night: A Novel | Deborah Harkness
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Starting this today!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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100 pages left in A Discovery of Witches, loving the first book and anxious to start the next. Also started listening to Michelle Obama's book today, loving that already also.

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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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I sent this out without a card, I remembered with one of those hit you out of no where moments. However, I did manage to remember to put my litsy handle at the return address area. If you receive this box it's from me! I had fun picking stuff out for you and can't wait for you to open!!!

Edit* when I mailed this they stamped "perishable" on it but it isn't. just chocolate and candy

#cupidgoespostal #litsybookexchange #valentinesbookexchange

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3y
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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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OMG, I watched the first season of this and loved it. As soon as I finished I ran to the bookshelf and immediately pulled it out. This has been on the shelf for years and it's about time it gets love. I'm happy I watched it first, I usually am happier watching first because I don't sit around going "that's not right" or "that didn't happen in the book"

Ashley85 That‘s actually a good idea because I end up doing that all the time! 😂 3y
Patchshank I have that book (haven't read it yet) I didn't know it was a series. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @Ashley85 I like screen adaptions so much better now 3y
vicgreentoriafield @Patchshank yup! It premiered in the UK first during 2018 and just came to the US through streaming. I did the Sundance Now free trial through Amazon Prime. You get 7 days free and can cancel before the last day to avoid paying the membership. After I downloaded Sundance Now I binged the show, ha. 3y
TK421 I really liked the first season. It was quite true to the book. 3y
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Until the very end.

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Made it home! Can't wait to be around the magic for the rest of the week. I also managed to finish shopping for my match before I left! Just have to package it up and ship when I get back to my muggle house. #valentinesbookexchange #cupidgoespostal

erinreads I‘ll be there next week! 3y
vicgreentoriafield @erinreads I hope you have the best time! 3y
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Finally cleaned up the shelves. All the books have a home, either on this one or my other, and I passed along a minimum of 50 very lovely books to new owners. The shelves make me happy again!

Reviewsbylola Are your shelves in a closet?! Love it!! They look amazing. 3y
Texreader Gorgeous! Wish my shelves were this wide!! 3y
vicgreentoriafield @Reviewsbylola Yes! When we moved into our house I gutted the closet in one of the guest rooms and made built-ins 3y
Gissy Beautiful! 📚📚📚❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Anyone else ever feel like all of their library holds come off at the same time? There are other books on my mind but January has been filled with all the library holds.

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Audiobook and editing while I wait for my shoot this afternoon. Great way to start the week. 1 more week until I'm in FL on vacation!! Still have 1 or 2 spots left for a Disney or Wizarding World shoot if any Orlando residents are interested!

tojuxtapose Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I went with the audiobook form. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @KCCOkatey I was thinking earlier that if I had read this I wouldn't have liked it. Listening to it felt like she was telling me stories over lunch. 3y
tojuxtapose @vicgreentoriafield it felt like I was reading a blog the whole time, I muscled through it to finish but there were only a couple times that made me actually laugh out loud. 3y
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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I saved this to read and I'm SO glad I did. I love watching thrillers before reading them. One of my favorite things to do is gasp along to the TV with my husband and if I read the book before, it doesn't work out so well. I'm on the edge of my seat! Can't wait to read this now. Anyone else watching?

PrezBookster I‘ve been told to watch and read, so I hope to add to my TBR! 3y
sammisho I haven't watched the show yet, waiting until ny husband can watch with me, but the book was so good! 3y
JamieArc I finished recently. If you can, I highly recommend the audiobook. The narration is really good. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @JamieArc I'll have to look into the audio, thanks! 3y
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Hamilton: The Revolution | Lin-Manuel Miranda
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If you would have told me a story about Alexander Hamilton would make me tear up, I probably would have laughed at you. When we saw Hamilton there were so many moving parts that made me tear up. Even now when I listen to the soundtrack I STILL get watery eyes. This book also did that to me. Hearing how passionate everyone was, is, and all of their stories of how Hamilton came to be, really choked me up.

🌟🌟🌟🌟

litenthusiast I feel the same exact way. "It's Quiet Uptown" makes me tear up everytime I hear it. 3y
Oryx It's so amazing. 3y
TrishB It‘s brilliant 👍🏻 3y
vicgreentoriafield @litenthusiast Yes! And every time Renee comes in with "Every other founding father's story gets told" 3y
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Spending the night with an audio redead - listening to HP and playing fallout. Perfect Saturday.

HotMessJess This sounds heavenly. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @HotMessJess My perfect weekend night 3y
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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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When I put this on hold I was number 300+ but it's finally my turn. Spending my rainy last weekday of vacation with this book.

I may have watched the movie first while I was waiting...
....and I loved it!

#currentlyreading

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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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Heading back home in less than a month! There are a couple of photographers whose work I LOVE who do HP and Disney Shoots, which is my dream. Literally, my dream job, just a bit modified from my current job. So if anyone on here in the Orlando area with season passes wants to hire a photographer, me, for couple or family pictures in HP World let me know and I'll send you my website!! I know this is unconventional, but like I said, DREAM SHOOT.

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Oh my god. Came back to read and THIS happens!?!? Pregnant with Elgie's baby? Bernadette hasn't even been gone that long. Why am I so mad at him? I have to keep going to see what happens, what a whirlwind.

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Finally getting back to Bernadette. Lucky to still be off for the Holiday's, taking advantage and spending a good chunk of the morning in bed reading.

#currentlyreading

BookishMarginalia I loved this one! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Good idea!!! 3y
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New Year's Eve | Lisa Grunwald
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Someone was really disappointed when she realized she didn't make it 😂. Our other dog put herself to bed at 10pm and never came back out. Hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve!! I spent mine watching movies and playing games with my favorite guy.

Happy New Year to you all!!

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Vengeful | V. E. Schwab
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I know I'm not going to finish anymore books this year so here are my favorites in no particular order.

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Poor Bernadette has been sitting on the shelf for YEARS. The trailer looked good so I figured it's her time.

valeriegeary Yes! So good! 3y
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I enjoyed this and some of Maggie's near death experiences were horrible, but some I found myself thinking "Duh". I felt like she did a few things that were kind of dumb and landed her in specific situations.

I listened to the audio and loved the narrator, it was not Maggie. Her voice was so soothing.

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Annnndd... go. I used to follow this author on Tumblr before she WAS an author. It's great to see people achieving their dreams.

It's raining and a perfect day to binge short books but I'm finally seeing Mary Poppins today so I'll have to break after this one. At least I'll finish- I am I am I am - on my drive to the movie.

JuliaTheBookNerd I have the same Kindle case 💙😍👯‍♀️ 3y
vicgreentoriafield @JuliaTheBookNerd I love their cases, this is my 4th one. I've been eyeing the hobbit case but I'm waiting until my Ravenclaw case falls apart before I get another. 3y
Lmstraubie Enjoy Mary Poppins! It was sweet. 3y
vicgreentoriafield @Lmstraubie thank you! It was so cute. Emily and Lin were amazing. I found myself tearing up. 3y
Lmstraubie @vicgreentoriafield I'm glad I wasn't the only one 😥😉🙂 3y
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Jumping on the short reads train. I won't reach my goal this year, but at least I'll be closer.

Purrfectpages It‘s ok! Something to keep in mind for next year 😉 3y
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I spent most of my day finishing this book. I kept holding out that the library might get the kindle version. I've been on a physical book buying ban, since I wasn't regularly reading, they never did but this went on kindle deals and I bought it immediately. Beautifully written, I absolutely loved the ending. I wish I could read Maude's books..

Samplergal ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
CathyJ One of my favorite reads of this year! 3y
vicgreentoriafield @CathyJ I was pleasantly surprised. I went in with 0 expectations, just a friend telling me I HAVE to read it. I got hooked in the beginning, faded a tiny bit around the Mary Margaret parts, and got incredibly invested after that. It's one of my favorite reads of the year now too. 3y
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Finished one audiobook, HP2 Reread, and started another yesterday.

Maggie O'Farrell had me tearing up within the first story. I have about an hour left in this audiobook but I needed a break from all the heartbreak. Maggie has definitely poked my anxiety.

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