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vlwelser

vlwelser

Joined March 2017

In addition to my newish Litsy obsession, I also write reviews on a blog: https://vlwelser.wordpress.com and I ❤ Instagram: @vlwelser
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The Sportswriter by Richard Ford
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Herland: Easyread Comfort Edition by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
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Noir: A Novel by Christopher Moore
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Hotel Silence by Audur Ava lafsdttir
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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
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Scythe by Neal Shusterman
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Tell-All by Chuck Palahniuk
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La Reine Margot by Alexandre Dumas
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Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir
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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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This book is holy cow amazing. But it's not anything like his other book. This is about a little boy. And he has an imaginary friend. And it's sort of a horror / thriller. I have no way to describe this and how awesome it is without giving away the good stuff.

#arc #netgalley

vivastory Will definitely be buying next Tuesday. A great way to start my Oct reads! 1mo
vlwelser @vivastory this is definitely a perfect October read. Or great for Christmas. (That will make sense later.) 1mo
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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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This was tough to get into. But totally worth it in the end. It's a thriller. Read it.

#arc #goodreads

Alfoster Yes! It was SO good!❤️👏👏👏 1mo
SitsWithaBook Adding to stack! 1mo
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Fake Like Me | Barbara Bourland
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This one is so good. This may be my favorite new author. Read her other book also.

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DivineDiana I enjoyed her first book! 1mo
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Competence | Gail Carriger
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On my way back to BOS. And my flight is delayed. But I have a book so everything is going to be ok. 🛫

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Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook | Matt Goulding, Jose Andres
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This dude is pretty funny. 🍽

#NatBookFest

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tpixie She‘s there!! How did she do?? 2mo
tpixie Did you see her walk at all? 2mo
vlwelser @tpixie She's a superhero. She promises to be fine right on schedule. 2mo
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vlwelser @tpixie she also really rocked yellow pants with matching yellow pumps. 2mo
tpixie Fun! 2mo
tpixie @vlwelser here‘s something funny. On TV, her pants and shoes look white!! But in the photos on Instagram & your photo, they look yellow!!!! (edited) 2mo
DivineDiana How fantastic! 1mo
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The Sportswriter | Richard Ford
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Richard Ford at the National Book Festival. This guy is really very funny.

#loc #NatBookFest

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Waiting at the airport to go to DC. LOC Book Fair this weekend! So excited. 😁🛫

The Red Sparrow series is awesome btw.

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The Dead Girls Club | Damien Walters
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This was excellent. I did not figure this out in advance. I'm going to stop now before I hit you with a spoiler. 🏚

#arc #netgalley

Alfoster I thought it was creepy good as well!👏 2mo
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#GIRLBOSS | Sophia Amoruso
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I love this. So true. ❤

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My mum bought me a new journal. Lol.

Caroline2 Love it 😍 3mo
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The Last House Guest | Megan Miranda
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I haven't posted in a while.

This is a mystery/thriller. It is excellent. If you like that sort of thing.

#netgalley #arc

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This was excellent. There must be a third in this series. ❤

emz711 Oh yes there is! 4mo
TheBookKeepers Oh yes! Up next on my TBR! 4mo
vlwelser @emz711. And @TheBookKeepers. Awesome. Adding to the TBR. 😊 4mo
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Grave Peril | Jim Butcher
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This series is getting better. This is the third.

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This was really good. I definitely recommend it. 🐉🐲

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The Redeemer | Don Bartlett, Jo Nesb
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I love these. They're really long for this genre but so worth it.

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I think this one is great. It's inspired by Polish fairytales. But it is definitely its own. And not a series.

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I'm sad this series is over. Sorry about the picture.

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This was really good. Unfortunately I already saw it on Shetland, so no surprises.

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Yellow Brick War | Danielle Paige
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Like a total nut, I also finished this book on Sunday. This series is just kind of ok.

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Unqualified | Anna Faris
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This was pretty good. I love celebrity memoirs read by the author.

#audiobook

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True Grit | Charles Portis
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I'm starting to realize that I have an awful lot of books that are nearly finished. This is my third one today. One thing about this one... Do not read this right after watching The Hateful Eight. I kept expecting everyone to get their heads blown off. Otherwise, my RBG action figure thinks you should read this. If you haven't. We may be late to the party.

#bookclub

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I Found You | Lisa Jewell
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This is a great psychological thriller. If that's your jam, definitely read this.

#netgalley #bookclub

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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This one is excellent. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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This is such a cute kids book. Do not expect it to mirror the movie.

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I ❤ this quote.

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The Ship Beyond Time | Heidi Heilig
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I thought this was great. If you're into time travel and myths, give this series a try. Even if you just like a good story, I definitely recommend it. ⛵⚓

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This one was super fun.

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Heads You Lose | Lisa Lutz, David Hayward
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This was pretty funny. Not only is it a murder mystery but also 2 authors fighting and having a dialog between chapters.

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A Clockwork Heart | Liesel Schwarz
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I really wanted to like this more than I actually did. The first one was really good. I may still read the third.

My new phone takes some really freaking dark pictures. And this is my 3rd completed vacation book. Sadly leaving Amsterdam later today. 😢

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Side Effects May Vary | Julie Murphy
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Just finished vacay book 2. This was really good. It has all of the feels. I love this author.

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Finished my first book on the way to the airport. Running late. May have a full blown panic attack shortly if this shuttle doesn't get moving.✈🚌

P.S. Does anyone else love these?

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The Sisters Brothers | Patrick DeWitt
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This was a surprisingly quick read. It's good. I really liked it. I might even watch the movie sometime.

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Eileen: A Novel | Ottessa Moshfegh
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This was dark and twisty. I liked it.

britt_brooke I love Moshfegh. Gritty and sharp. 6mo
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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This might be my favorite book so far this year. 💖📚

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This was a fun cozy mystery. If you're looking for one....

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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This was interesting. It's epistolary. And apparently predates p&p.

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Only You Can Save Mankind | Terry Pratchett
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This is definitely worth reading. And it's fast. 💖📚

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Akata Witch | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was brilliant. Read it. 💖📚

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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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This book was pretty weird. But short.

Megabooks The cover is a bit...different 6mo
vlwelser @Megabooks It's trying to mimic a fisheye lens camera shot. But no idea why. Honestly the entire book is weird. 6mo
vlwelser At least I don't think it's an actual photo. 6mo
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Cold Comfort Farm | Stella Gibbons
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This may be the randomest thing so far in a really random book. Like how did the cow lose a leg? Is that a metaphor for something? Will the main character suddenly become a dung beetle? Asking for a friend...

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King's Cage | Victoria Aveyard
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This series is sort of epic. I need to read the next one immediately. 💖📚

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The FitzOsbornes in Exile | Michelle Cooper
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This is quite good. It's journal entries. Does that make it epistolary? Or is that just for letters? 💖📚

rretzler I believe journals qualify too. 7mo
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Fool Moon | Jim Butcher
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Another one down. Apparently now it's on to the good stuff. 💖📚

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Well, this was certainly before its time, but maybe a little dated now. I'm glad that I read it. 💖📚✈

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I'm in 💘. And I heard these get better as they go along. My employee let me borrow this well loved copy. 💖📚

Seekingtardis Harry has become one of my favorite characters ever! They do get better each book is better than the last! 7mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai By around book 3 or 4 this series gets sooo good! 👌 7mo
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The Halloween Tree | Ray Bradbury
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This was great as an audiobook. 💖📚🎧

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This was really great. I wish the library had the next in the series. 💖📚

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Nemesis | Jo Nesbo
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I love this author. It's been a while since I read one of these. 💖📚

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This was excellent. This author writes really well. She covers the current post-2016 situation but also delves into some of the history of political movements. 💖📚

On a side note, RBG and Elizabeth just happen to live on my kitchen bar, but I thought they might make excellent mascots for the subject matter. And really, who doesn't have an RBG action figure in their kitchen?

TrishB Love the pic ❤️ and I loved the book too! 7mo
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