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Eternal Life
Eternal Life | Dara Horn
Rachel has an unusual problem: she can't die. Her recent troubles--widowhood, a failing business, an unemployed middle-aged son--are only the latest. She's already put up with scores of marriages and hundreds of children, over 2,000 years--ever since she made a spiritual bargain to save the life of her first son back in Roman-occupied Jerusalem. There's only one other person in the world who understands: a man she once loved passionately, who has been stalking her through the centuries, convinced they belong together forever.In 2018, as her children and grandchildren develop new technologies for immortality, Rachel knows she must enable her beloved offspring to live fully--without her, but with meaning--by finding a way for herself to die.Gripping, hilarious, and profoundly moving, Eternal Life celebrates the bonds between generations, the power of faith, the purpose of death, and the reasons for being alive.
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Well-ReadNeck
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Mehso-so

#audiobook

Just meh for me. Interesting premise, but fairly repetitive (well, I guess it has to be 🤔 😂).

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EmilyChristine
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E ~ Eternal Life
M~ Martian
I~ Invisible Library
L~ Longbourn
Y~ You Are a Badass

I picked books I‘ve read, except for my Y which is on my to-read list and sitting on my bookshelf. 😁

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan A lot of us had trouble picking a y noon we have read. I‘ve enjoyed seeing what all has been selected. 😁🤓👍🏻 1y
EmilyChristine @LibrarianRyan It‘s hard! Oddly I had a few choices for W and V but those weren‘t helpful. Haha 1y
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Litpixie
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New post on my blog: Living Forever: Two Tales. Teachocolateandbooks.wordpress.com.

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BookishShelly
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Pickpick

Excellent book. Mix of very readable literary fiction, historical fiction, and fantasy with a dash of romance. This slow reader read this book very quickly. 5⭐️

Cinfhen I couldn‘t get into this book! Glad you enjoyed 2y
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Alytrue
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Starting this one tonight...

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Rhondareads
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Rachel a woman who can not die marriages end children pass away life goes on& on & on,

DivineDiana Now, maybe I can discover how I can read all the books! 😉 2y
Mdargusch Is any of your pottery Newcomb pottery? I love it! 2y
Rhondareads Thanks we collect rookwood pottery 2y
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mdemanatee
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I feel like I am going through this audiobook a little slowly, even though I am enjoying it. But got some listening in while prepping chicken and noodles for the crock pot.

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EmilyChristine
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Pickpick

Well, I read this today. It was very good and interesting. The thoughts and ideas that the author talks about through her characters are very thought provoking.

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EmilyChristine
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Purpose of life

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EmilyChristine
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I had a job interview today. I drove down to Mora, MN. Cute little town in the middle of the state. They‘re proud of their Swedish heritage and even have a Dala horse.

And my library hold came in today! Can‘t wait to read it.

Oh! And I listened to an audiobook, Amina‘s Voice, on my drive but I haven‘t finished it yet but I‘m really liking it!

SandyW Good luck! I hippie the interview went well. 2y
stacybmartin Hope your interview went well! 2y
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Litpixie
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My read books for February. Could not finish Zeroville or The Unspoken Code. Love Originals. Both The Queen of Hearts and Eternal Life were great reads as well.

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Gramworth
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Mehso-so

I wasn‘t really as into this one. The concept was interesting but the storyline wasn‘t very engaging.

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Jackeller
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#tbrpile COMPLETELY out of control. 🙈🙈🙈

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kdwinchester
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Pickpick

ETERNAL LIFE follows Rachel, a Jewish woman who has lived for hundreds of years. When she young woman living in Jerusalem before the destruction of the temple, she traded her death to save her son's life. Now she's faced with an endless eternity. I enjoyed this deep character study into a woman who possesses eternal life, and if you're even a fraction obsessed with time and how that influences how we view the world, definitely pick up this book.

Katehubb Been wanting to read this! 2y
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thereadingwomen
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Happy #WorldBookDay!!! Tomorrow we send out our next newsletter! Be sure that you're subscribed so you won't miss our latest book reviews, book news, and most anticipated new book releases for March. This week, Kendra shares some of the books she read during a couple sick days she had this month. She always reaches for fantasy and mystery novels when she's down for the count. Do you have any particular genre you like to read during sick days?⠀

thereadingwomen Readingwomenpodcast.com/newsletter 2y
RealLifeReading That's a pretty cover! 2y
C.Perone Love the cover 2y
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Laalaleighh
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Up next 😍😍😍

Jas16 I am really curious about this one. Can‘t wait to hear what you think (edited) 2y
MarriedtoMrT Gorgeous cover! 2y
Laalaleighh @Jas16 I really enjoyed it. It‘s very philosophical and existential in a way and it‘s really more of a meditation on the concept of immortality using one woman‘s life over the course of 2000 years (but mostly focused on her first “life” and her current one) I really like the writers style and if you are one of those people (like me) with a natural existential/philosophical bent or obsession with the concept of immortality 👇🏼 2y
Laalaleighh @jas16 you will probably really enjoy it. It‘s also fascinating from a socio-historical perspective and has a lot to say about the ever-changing sameness of history and daily human life. That being said it‘s not highly plot/mystery/character driven, and there‘s no real wrapped up in a nice bow conclusion/explanation at the end- which I think fits the subject matter nicely, but it‘s something to be aware of. 2y
Jas16 Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments! I will definitely be adding this to my TBR 2y
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Liberty
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Day 8 of the @bookriot #Riotgrams Challenge: spine poetry! ❤️📚📖

JoScho 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 2y
MissAimz_55 Love it 2y
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S.Web
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Pickpick

I loved this book. The book is more quiet and contemplative then the blurb would lead you to believe. This makes me what to read more about Jewish history.

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razmanda
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January is in the books!

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razmanda
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Pickpick

Kinda funny to read this one right after The Immortalists - Horn‘s gambit is a woman who can‘t die, no matter how badly she wants to. Told mostly in her first and most recent lives, we follow Rachel as she tries to die or at least find a better way to live if she must. Super-Jewish and wonderful. Plus it ended up being my “in one sitting” read for #readharder2018.

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razmanda
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Why, yes. Yes, I did.

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mcipher
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My boss‘ boss got fired today and there‘s a lot of unease in my office - so I headed to the library the first chance I got! I feel much better after 15 minutes in the stacks, even though I didn‘t *really* need anything new to read... 😏

Tamra Peace ✌🏾 2y
DivineDiana Good strategy! Keep calm and read! 2y
MidnightBookGirl Hope it settles at work soon! But until then, 📚📚 2y
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LiteraryinLititz Libraries are so calming! I go there in times of stress too. 2y
Lcsmcat I hope it all works out. 🤞🏻 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 Sorry your feeling badly! Library therapy is the best ❤️ 2y
Jas16 Libraries are my happy place too 2y
batsy Hope it settles down at work without much disruption! No libraries here but even if I don't buy books just browsing at the bookstore always makes me feel better. 2y
MinDea Oh no. Office stuff can really put a damper on things. Hope it doesn't affect you too much! I wanted to ask you if you wanted to plan to read House of Leaves in October. I know it is far away, but then it gives us plenty of time to figure it out and make it work with schedules. Let me know! 2y
CouronneDhiver Something similar happened at my job last week... it was really weird for a couple days, but ultimately, the place still runs and we‘re all ok. 2y
minkyb Drama in the workplace is stressful! 2y
mcipher @MinDea Or have private messaging! Yes, October is perfect since it gives planning time and it‘s supposed to be spooky!! 👍 2y
mcipher @CouronneDhiver It‘s business as usual already, pretty much. Kind of sad but at least less weird for everyone left, i guess?! 2y
mcipher @minkyb And there‘s always drama at work.... 😳 2y
MinDea 🙌🙌🙌🙌 2y
MinDea Do we want to open up for others to join or just us 2? I am happy either way!!!! I can't wait to finally read it! 2y
mcipher @MinDea Either is just fine with me! I‘m excited, too!! 👍☺️ 2y
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Well-ReadNeck
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Bailedbailed

#netgalley

I love the premise of this book. An immortal Woman who is thousands of years old wants to find a way to die. Tied in with modern life elements with her family. However, the book just never really took off for me, and I moved on.

laurenbescoby That does sound like it could be so good! Shame you feel it didn't quite work 😔 I hate it when I find a good story poorly executed. 2y
LibrarianJen It‘s a gorgeous cover! Is it already in print or is it still in the works? I‘ve read some netgally books that have been absolutely terrible, but then pretty good after going to print. 2y
Ms_T I agree with @miralunasbooknook, this sounds so promising. Such a shame it didn‘t live up to expectation 😕 2y
Cinfhen I managed to finish but I did not enjoy any part of this book! 2y
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DarcysMom
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟

Cinfhen Great review! The premise was good but for me, the story telling was torture👻 2y
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DarcysMom
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I should be getting ready for work.... #mondayblah

Cinfhen How are you liking this one??? It was a tough read for me... 2y
DarcysMom I am 63% through. I mostly like Rachel. I am undecided about Elazar. I think I like the story, but I'm feeling a little ambivalent. 2y
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DarcysMom
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Cinfhen I read this....meh 😔curious to hear your thoughts! 2y
DarcysMom @Cinfhen I hope I like it more than that. Since it is a Netgalley read, I will feel like I have to finish it. 2y
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everlocalwest
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Why did I not think to check if any Littens were at #siba17? Any southern booksellers among us?

Tagged book is a winter release I'm super excited to read.

#siba17 #siba2017 #bookstore #bookselling

LizzyNanney Michelle! I was thinking the same thing! I should have posted more while I was at SIBA. 2y
Schlinkles I was there too! It was hard to post during the jam packed schedule. 2y
everlocalwest @LizzyNanney and @Schlinkles yay! I'm glad I found you guys! I'm the worst at updating much in general much less so with trade show craziness, so I get it, but I love this community and I'm happy to find a couple SIBA booksellers here! 2y
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gossamerchild
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I'm trying hard to use books on my #tbr shelves for these photos challenges, which is probably why I haven't been participating much 🙄. Here are a couple for #goldandsilver. I haven't gotten to either, yet, but the covers are beautiful!

#fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

Kalalalatja That's a great cover on the right 😍😍 2y
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Mirandareads
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed this story of eternal life and what it's all for 💜. Excellent!!

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