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Simona
Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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For me, curiosity-driven science is a very interesting researching field, especially in the connection with nature. How fascinating is the fact that the trees have memory, that they can decide things⁉️ This heartwarming story is presentation of a complicated life of a scientist, from personal to professional struggles/sacrifices, and this story is also beautiful, simple ode to the nature, friendship and patience.

mrsmarch “pajakis” 🤣🤣🤣 4d
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I absolutely loved this book. So good in so many different ways! 4d
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MelissaSue81
Heidi | Johanna Spyri
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This book filled #translatedbookpublishedbefore1945 for #readingwomenchallenge and #publicdomain for #booked2019. My daughter loved the Netflix series based on this book a few years ago but I‘d never read the whole story. Absolutely charming characters and a sweet, happy story about the power of kindness and forgiveness. Loved it.

bookaholic1 Shirley Temple did great in the movie Heidi 1w
Cinfhen Such a sweet choice 🧡 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice double dip! 📚♥️👊🏻 6d
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MelissaSue81
Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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This is getting a pick from me but just barely. I would have liked to hear a lot more about her work and a lot less about random stories that happened along the way. Also, I get that she was trying to be both and writer and scientist, but the literary references and overly flowery prose cane off to me as trying way too hard. Parts were really interesting though. #readingwomenchallenge #womanwithamentalillness

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TheFaeWays
The Book of M: A Novel | Peng Shepherd
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This book was absolutely amazing. I tag it for the #readingwomenchallenge and it was amazing. Shepherd is a brilliant and compelling writer and I can't recommend this book enough. A solid mystery, love story, fantastic tale.

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MelissaSue81
Challenges | Ben Bova
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Since it‘s almost the last quarter of the year, I figured I should update my challenges on here:
#mmdchallenge - 12/12 ✅
#readingwomenchallenge: 23/26
#ReadHarderChallenge 21/24
#Booked2019 17/24 (I‘ve been sticking to the schedule so all but one I won‘t start til October).
I was wondering if we think Next Year In Havana counts for Historical Romance by AOC for #readharder, because if so, That one is done too!

ReadingMeagan I think Next Year in Havana totally counts as a historical romance! Well done completing so many challenges! 4w
ReadingMeagan Have you read any Louise Penny books? MMD says they are cozy mysteries. And the first one takes place in October. It will be a great read for this time of year 😊 4w
MelissaSue81 @ReadingMeagan - I've not read any Louise Penny. I have one of those Cat Mystery books set aside for that challenge, but perhaps I'll check out Louise Penny too!
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ReadingMeagan @MelissaSue81 I‘ve only read the first two. But I REALLY enjoyed them. They really helped put me into a Fall/Winter mood and be okay with the cold weather coming back. Her writing is really lovely. And I‘m excited to have a new series to read! Good luck with whatever you choose! 4w
MicheleinPhilly Would you say The Water Dancer is paranormal? Based on the description it seems it might be and I was considering using it for #booked2019 if so. 4w
MelissaSue81 @MicheleinPhilly - I am literally getting to the paranormal-ish part as we speak. So stay tuned. I'll let you know. 😄 I will say, I'm not an expert on the subtleties of differences between Paranormal, Magical Realism, etc..
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MicheleinPhilly Do you know how many times I have re-read the definition of paranormal in the Goodreads group in order to try to figure out what to read??? DOZENS. It‘s so not my genre. 4w
Scochrane26 If you still need to do historical romance by aoc, you could use Alyssa cole‘s An Extraordinary Union. I used it last yr for same prompt. 4w
MelissaSue81 @Scochrane26 - Yeah that seems to be the one everyone uses! It doesn't sound that great to me, but maybe it would be a fast read at least.

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Scochrane26 @MelissaSue81 you could try one of her other books. I also like sherry Thomas (lady Sherlock series). I don‘t read many romance, but after reading lady Sherlock, I went back & read a few of hers. 4w
MelissaSue81 @MicheleinPhilly - I am now 38% into it and I wasn't sure at first but now I am going to say absolutely yes! And I too, then, will count it for #booked2019 for the last quarter even though I will finish it this month!
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Laughterhp
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Ah some of these women were so unlikeable! It made me not want to pick up the book sometimes. I liked the second half of the book better than the first. I found Young Ursele and Irene so awful. Veronica was my favorite. I also didn‘t expect the final years to be set during WWII. That was interesting.

#Booked2019 - gifted to you (got in #witchplease Swap last year)
#readingwomenchallenge - multigenerational story

Cinfhen Two prompts one book that‘s good #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 1mo
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Laughterhp
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I calculated how many books I need to read to complete all my challenges. I didn‘t plan out the #ReadingUSA2019 correctly and I still have 23!

Plus all the books for #readingwomenchallenge, #booked2019, #readharderchallenge and #probooknerdschallenge

Total 40.

If I tried to finish all challenges, I‘d have to read 10 books a month only challenge books. Which would put a damper on the rest of my year! So now I decide which challenge to bail on.

TheSpineView I find it hard to complete challenges because they can be limiting. I almost feel boxed in by what someone else wants me to read. If I do a challenge, I use it as a guideline to inspire me instead of a dictator of what I should read. 2mo
Scochrane26 I‘d bail on the one that has the most left. 2mo
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Bookzombie
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Book 1 of #SummersEndReadathon - Loved it! Both a memoir of O‘Meara and a biography of Milicent Patrick, designer of the monster in The Creature From The Black Lagoon. Patrick‘s life is fascinating. O‘Meara also does a great job of showing how little things have changed from 1950‘s Hollywood to now. #nonfiction19 #readingwomen #readingwomenchallenge #pickedbecauseofthecover

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Laughterhp
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I‘ve been doing pretty good at picking interesting audiobooks that I don‘t want to stop listening to.

I really liked the Dry and this one was a good mystery too. I typically only listen when I exercise, but found myself doing other things so I could listen!

Using for About Nature - #readingwomenchallenge

#bfcr3 #smallsteppers

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ferskner
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I read this because Elizabeth Gilbert spoke at work and she was an interesting speaker, and because I've made fun of this book without reading it and that's not fair. It's better than I expected in some ways, but it deserves a lot of the criticisms. I can't shake the feeling that she uses people at whim.

#readingwomenchallenge #bookfeaturingareligionotherthanyourown @thereadingwomen #pop19 #bookwithatleastonemillionratingsongoodreads

JulietBooks Don't watch the movie... 2mo
KathyWheeler I haven‘t yet read this book because I hated the movie so much. The character, as portrayed in the movie, was a self-indulgent twit. 2mo
JulietBooks @KathyWheeler The movie was just awful. 🥵 2mo
ferskner @JulietBooks @KathyWheeler I love to watch the movie of a book when I finish so I'll Portobello stick check this out, but I LOATHE Julia Roberts so I'm sure I'll have a great hate-watch. :) 2mo
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