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Lizpixie
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Bk10 of this weeks #LibraryHaul is another #NFNov pick. This is about the actress Hedy Lamarr, who was a lot more than just a pretty face. In 1937, Hedy Kiesler is desperate for a way out of Vienna, with her Jewish heritage it‘s only a matter of time before the Nazis realise who she is. But she‘s been listening at all those parties at her husbands castle, she has a few secrets that may help her new country. Including the fact she‘s a scientist.

Jaimelire Sounds good! 2d
sarahnicoloff I love her. She was one smart, talented and beautiful woman. 2d
Clwojick 1 pt. 1d
Crazeedi This was an excellent book! I never knew Hedy story, she was a woman ahead of her time, brilliant 38m
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Jennifer, thank you so much for this book, the coloring book, and the cards!! The cards are already in use!!! Thanks again for your thoughtfulness 💞😘💗❤️🎉🎊📚

#LitsyLove

JenlovesJT47 ❤️❤️❤️ 5d
TheBookAddict 😍 awesome gifts! That book looks good. 🙂👍🏽 5d
Soubhiville Oh nice! I love the coloring book. 5d
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overtheedge
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Bombshell:The Hedy Lamarr Story.....2017 on Netflix.
There are many sides to Hedys life. The inventor most interesting. She invented a fizz tablet, put in water it turns to cola. She also invented a Radio Controlled Torpedo to help Britain win the war, by frequency hopping.
She was given an award for inventing wi-fi,never claimed, and was never paid for any of her inventions. Some still believe she stole them.
#NFNov @rsteve388 @Clwojick

Clwojick 6 pt. 5d
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a.bookish.byrd
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“Real life isn‘t always as magical as the movies, yet, sometimes it‘s even more so.”

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erzascarletbookgasm
Country Girl: A Memoir | Edna O'Brien
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#MOvember #girlgonewild
“I thought of life's many bounties, to have known the extremities of joy and sorrow, love, crossed love and unrequited love, success and failure, fame and slaughter..”

O‘Brien was driven to exile after the publication and controversy of her first novel, which details the ‘conflict of being a young woman ahead of her time, incurring the wrath of her family, the church and Irish rural society‘. Been meaning to read this.

Cinfhen Stacked!!!! Let‘s see how I can work this into #Booked2020 🤔 2w
Cinfhen It mentions #Hollywood in the blurb!!!! Maybe that‘ll work!!! 2w
Cathythoughts I need to read this too ... 👍❤️ 2w
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wanderinglynn
Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr | Stephen Michael Shearer
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#TIL in Bombshell the Hedy Lamarr Story

And she wasn‘t paid a dime for it. Experts also believe that if current trends continue, almost every person on the planet will be connected by frequency hopping (which is the basis for secure WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, cell phones, & military tech).

What an incredible story. Glad I watched it.

#nfNov

Crazeedi I didnt know about this till I read a book about her ideas, that the federal government reflected in ww2, then stole 2w
rsteve388 4 pts 1w
wanderinglynn @rsteve388 Do we also get points for finishing the documentary? Or is that just for books? 1w
Clwojick docs also - I'll adjust this to 9pts. 7d
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wanderinglynn
Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr | Stephen Michael Shearer
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#nfNov watching Bombshell The Hedy Lamarr Story

#TIL I knew she was a scientist, held a patent, & her invention was the basis for WiFi. But I did not know that Hedy Lamarr was the model for Snow White and the inspiration for Catwoman. And such a complicated woman.

Megabooks I learned that listening to this book on the way to Dallas. I can‘t believe (well I can) that the government turned her away and told her to sell kisses for war bonds. And she did because she‘s a better person than they deserved! 2w
wanderinglynn @Megabooks She said that people could never get past her face. So sad because she was so intelligent. 2w
Crazeedi @Megabooks I love Mike Rowe. And I read a book about her, now I need to read this 2w
rsteve388 4 pts 1w
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squirrelbrain
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Pickpick

Thanks to @rachelm and @Librarybelle for recommending that I read the tagged book last week - I loved it!

I hadn‘t read any blurb about it, probably as it was on Kindle, so it was a huge, fantastic surprise. I also didn‘t get the reason why Evelyn had chosen Monique, much as I tried.

The rest of my #bookreport is also shown - a great week as both Evelyn and Period are vying to be in the #top19of2019.

Cinfhen That‘s awesome 👏🏼 👏🏼 👏🏼 2w
rachelm Yay! Glad you enjoyed it!! The other one by her recently is amazing too (especially on audio) 2w
Librarybelle Yay!!! 2w
squirrelbrain I read the one when it first came out @rachelm - loved it! ❤️ 2w
Andrew65 Evelyn Hugo was a great read, I also enjoyed Daisy Jones and the Six by the same author. @rachelm (edited) 2w
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merelybookish
This 'n that: A Memoir | Bette Davis, Michael Herskowitz
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Ha! Think how many of us would be divorced! 😅 Kinda makes me like Bette Davis more!
(A friend just shared this on Facebook. I thought some Littens might enjoy it too!)

GingerAntics Her ex husband sounds like a dim wit. 1mo
sarahbarnes 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
charl08 That is such a brilliant headline. I wonder if I could have or turned into a cushion? 1mo
readordierachel Good thing the article specifies that she's a "blonde" film star. Such important info ? 1mo
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Verity
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Pickpick

The history of possibly the most famous hotel in Hollywood, which means it‘s also full of bite sized chunks of the stories of Hollywood legends. I really liked it.

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