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Lizpixie
Sawkill Girls | Claire Legrand
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Bk6 of #JumpStart2020 is done, just under the wire! I got through a few chapters of Say Nothing but realised I needed a break from NF, so picked this up from my #StartedTBR pile & finished it in 5hrs. It turned into a gripping supernatural thriller & was awesome. Highly recommend.🙌 #Booked2020 #MillennialAuthor #LitsyAtoZ2020 #LetterL #PopSugar20 #PassesTheBechdelTest #MemoirsAndMysteries #Supernatural #JennyIs30 #LGBTQRomance #MountTBR2020👇👇

BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! The prompt completion excellence here! 📚♥️👊🏻 4d
Clwojick Way to go! You did amazing! ♥️ 3d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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In Miracle Creek, author Angie Kim creates a whodunit with a side helping of the difficult realities of achieving the American Dream. Kim blends tragedy, kids with chronic illness, moms who will do anything to help them, teenage angst, and cultural pride. It‘s a delicate balancing act, and she does an admirable job.

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#chronicillness #mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries

Reviewsbylola This one was fascinating to me. One of my children is autistic, and some of the parents in the book really pissed me off. 7d
Cathythoughts Great review! I agree she does an admirable job 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola From what I found, one of her kids is special needs and they used HBOT. She knows this situation from the inside. 6d
Reviewsbylola I didn‘t realize that! Fascinating—I just looked up and read some articles. I know nothing about HBOT and if my child had actual medical conditions that could be helped by it, I would certainly give it a shot. My dismay with the parents in the book is that that represent real parents often found in the autism world. Those that treat autism as a disease to be cured. Being neuro divergent is not a bad thing. Don‘t get me wrong, my child receives ⬇️ 6d
Reviewsbylola therapies such as speech and OT to help with autism related delays that she has, but the idea that autism should be cured is something I will never agree with. This is just a personal sticking point with me, and nothing against the author as I think that her depictions were honest portrayals. 6d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Reviewsbylola I agree about neuro diversity. Although my experience is more broad chronic illness, I think there‘s an ongoing debate about how much to treat anything like this. For example, Lyme disease. Some people take three antibiotic pills. Others spend tens of thousands of out-of-pocket dollars on treatments with varying degrees of evidence based research. It‘s a choice, except of course that not everyone has that much $ to expend. 3d
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HOTPock3tt
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Since I‘m the last person on earth to read this book I‘ll just share my thoughts 😂 This started out as SO much fun!! 🤗 then turned very VERY dark... but all throughout it was brilliantly written with passages about love that I have felt but could never express. Probably very daring for the time it was written. All in all it was a fun ride. Somewhat sinister at times.
#mandmchallenge2020 #memoirsandmysteries #Classic
#Jennyis30 #classics

Rissreads Your not the last! I'm still to read it. You have inspired me to read it this year ❤ 1w
HOTPock3tt @Rissreads I hope you love it as well! ☺️ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have an ancient copy of this and remember loving it when I was in school. For those passages that sing, even though, as you said, so much is really dark. 5d
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
In Pieces | Sally Field
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I love seeing young Sally on the cover, but I also wanted to share the back cover. Ms. Field is a wise woman, whose effort to learn to act in her 20s led her to Oscars and Emmys. Now she‘s written a book about her life, balancing poignant family stories with Hollywood truths. She‘s put the same effort into writing that she did into acting. 5 big stars!

Full review http://www.TheBibliophage.com
#thebibliophage2020
#booked2020 #parentandchildmemoir

Cinfhen Great review, Barb! I have so much respect for Sally Fields as both actress and a female. This book was painfully honest & sincere. 1w
4thhouseontheleft So many Littens recommending this right now! Next time I am in the mood for a celebrity memoir I will look at picking it up! (edited) 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Thanks. I feel the same! 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft Yes, I noticed I‘m not alone. And I do recommend the audio too. 1w
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Lizpixie
Midnight Son | James Dommek Jr.
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I‘m slowly adding the numerous challenges I‘ve committed to, to my bullet journal. So far I‘ve put 9 in there and still have another 5 at least to add. So much for not over extending myself in 2020! I‘m nowhere near an artist, but I‘m doing my best. #audiojournaling #jumpstart2020

Cupcake12 That‘s so organised! I‘m doing 4 and trying to keep up 📚 1w
Clwojick I love your spreads! ❤️💕 1w
Emilymdxn I‘m so in love with tracking my challenges I love it pretty much as much as completing them! Your spreads are lovely! Do you mind telling me what challenges you‘re doing? 1w
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marleed I love your tracking. I‘m doing several annual challenges for the first time and at two weeks into the year, it‘s been a blast. I feared I might read books I didn‘t enjoy just to meet a challenge. Instead it is the opposite as I‘ve loved what I‘ve been reading! 1w
Emilymdxn @Lizpixie I would really like to join the Mount TBR 2020 challenge could you tell me who‘s running it or if there‘s a post I need to check out? 1w
TheAromaofBooks I'm also having fun putting challenges in my journal!! It's almost more fun than the actual reading! 😁 1w
Lizpixie @Emilymdxn there‘s a group on GoodReads you just join on there, decide how many books you‘ll commit to and introduce yourself in that forum post. Simple! @TheAromaofBooks I know what you mean, though trying to decide which font & border to use can be stressful!🤔 1w
Emilymdxn Thanks so much I‘ll join that right now! 1w
Cupcake12 So many challenges! Good luck 👍🏻 1w
SilversReviews What a beautiful journal!! Good luck on your challenges. 1w
JazzFeathers It looks awesome. And your goal of mine challenges is awesome too! 1w
Bklover It looks beautiful!!! 1w
maich Journals are so beautiful❤ Good luck with challenges and thanks for joining mine💕 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Love the journal pages! 5d
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Simona
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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I liked the beginning of the plot, but less its unfolding. When all characters are brought into the story - everything becomes predictable, but my major disappointment was characterization ... all protagonists are very stereotypical and even for this genre just too cliched. 🤷‍♀️
#belowzerOOs @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
#MemoirsAndMysteries #NewSeries @BarbaraTheBibliophage
#ReadingEurope2020 @BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

batsy Yes... I'm in the last stretch and I feel the same about this. 2w
readordierachel You've hit the nail on the head. Like @batsy I'm nearing the end and feeling similarly about it 2w
Cinfhen Exactly! Very underwhelming but u are much more eloquent (edited) 2w
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Cinfhen Great cover ❤️ 2w
BarbaraBB Amen 🙏 😀. I too felt this way but you express yourself so much better 😘 2w
Librarybelle I love the cover! 2w
Simona @Cinfhen @Librarybelle Is a nice cover, but I'd rather have @BarbaraBB 's book with the dog on the cover ... then I would fulfilled the fourth challenge - Booked2020, Animal on Cover 😅 1w
Simona @batsy @readordierachel We are on the same page with this book 👍 1w
Cinfhen Haha!!! You‘ve made a good point 🐶 1w
BarbaraBB Haha, I think it‘s a very ugly cover and since I read #Booked2020 per season I cannot even use it for the challenge! 1w
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Lizpixie
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Bk3 of #JumpStart2020 is done! A fantastic memoir, I listened to it on audio being read by the author & she totally brought it to life. From her childhood as the daughter of a duke, her marriage to an eccentric scottish noble that buys the island of Mustique then the last 30yrs as a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret. Fabulous! #Booked2020 #HeadCoveringOnCover #MemoirsAndMysteries #Audio #JennyIs30 #Autobiography #PopSugar20 #WithAThreeWordTitle

emilyhaldi Oooohhhhh this sounds fab!!! Stacking 🤗 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage A quadruple prompt completion! Awesome. And p.s. that is a heckuva hat! 🎩 2w
Cinfhen I‘d read this for that cover alone!! And all those challenge prompts is awesomesauce 🙌🏻 2w
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Lizpixie
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Bk2 of #JumpStart2020 is another audiobook, this time it‘s a memoir read by the author. She has the same accent as the Royals but she sounds more laid back. I suppose being Princess Margaret‘s friend loosened her up some! Margaret was the bad girl of her day, she smoked, drank & partied her way through the 50s 60s & 70s with Anne by her side. What an interesting life she must have led! #Booked2020 #HeadCoveringOnCover #MemoirsAndMysteries #Audio

kspenmoll Ehat a great head covering!!!😂 imagine walking around in that!!! 3w
squirrelbrain I read this one just before Christmas - really enjoyed it! 3w
BarbaraBB Such a great head covering! 3w
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Cinfhen I was just thinking NOW, THAT‘s a head covering!!! Audio sounds great 👍🏽 3w
4thhouseontheleft Great pick for this prompt! I echo @cinfhen @BarbaraBB and @kspenmoll, WOW! 3w
Cathythoughts Head covering !!! Brilliant 👍🏻 3w
LeahBergen I bought this one, too. 👍🏻 3w
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Cinfhen
Case Histories: A Novel | Kate Atkinson
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#NewYearNewBook
This will hopefully fulfill a few challenge prompts
#MemoirsAndMysteries
#JennyIs30
#ReadingEurope2020
#Pop20
And of course it‘s our pick for #BelowZer00s

erzascarletbookgasm I‘m going to start this tonight! 3w
RachelO Lovely photo and All The Challenges! Happy New Year, Cindy 🎉 3w
nelehelen Happy new year!!! 3w
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TrishB Enjoy 😘 happy new year ♥️ 3w
Centique Happy new year Cindy! 3w
Balibee146 Happy New Year 🎉🎉 3w
squirrelbrain That‘s a lot of challenges for one book! Happy New Year! 😘 3w
Cinfhen #StrategicPlanning @squirrelbrain 😁Thanks for the good wishes @Balibee146 @Centique @TrishB @nelehelen @RachelO @erzascarletbookgasm Lots of positive energy back at you lovely people 💜💜💜 3w
batsy I just started! Hope to continue at night when it's quiet. Happy New Year! 🎊 3w
Librarybelle Good way to start off the year! Happy New Year! 3w
4thhouseontheleft Happy New Year!🎊 3w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Go girl!! Happy 2020! 🥳🥳🍦🍦🍦🍦 3w
BarbaraBB Happy new year my friend 💜. I need to finish Modern Lovers and then will start this one too! 3w
emilyhaldi Oohhh might have to join this readalong... Happy New Year!! 🥳🥳 3w
Mdargusch I love when one book checks so many boxes. Which #mandmchallenge2020 will this work for? Happy 2020!🥳 (edited) 3w
Crazeedi I just got the book from library! Glad it fits several categories!! 3w
Cinfhen Hehehe it does @Crazeedi 👍🏽I‘m using it for #FirstInASeries @Mdargusch 😊💕📚 3w
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4thhouseontheleft
One Day in December | Josie Silver
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#BookReport

It was a busy week, so I was only able to finish two books. Tagged book will probably be my last book in December, unless I can squeeze in the last Percy Jackson novel. Spreading out Scrappy Little Nobody so I can count it for #memoirsandmysteries in 2020😄

A lot of red and blue covers this week! This

Cinfhen Great graphics 💞🎉🥳Happy New Year ❣️ 4w
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