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wanderinglynn
One Man's Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey | Sam Keith, Richard L. Proenneke
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Christine, thank you for the hot chocolate! I love raspberry 😋

Jill - I‘ll try to get the tagged to you by early next week.

#lmpbc

Bookwormjillk Thanks, no rush! 2d
TheBookHippie Sorry so late!!! 😵‍💫 I‘m so glad you like raspberry!! I love it too! 2d
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Lenamarcela339
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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AudiobookingWithLeah
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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5⭐
I haven‘t cared about the characters in a book this much in a long time. Especially Leni and Matthew. Kristin Hannah made the state of Alaska come alive for me. This was so very good. From the moment I started to the very last second, I was fully engaged. The narration by Julia Whelan was exceptional.

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TieDyeDude
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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A very sweet story about a middle-aged couple who move to Alaska in 1920 to make their way. As the snow starts to fall, they start seeing a little girl running through the trees. This was a beautifully written story with complex characters and the right mix of magical realism.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I need to move this one up!! 3w
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Gissy
The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Last book read in January. Magical realism is not at all my thing🤷🏽‍♀️But I wanted to read this book because I heard amazing things about this author writing style and comments were correct. Besides the magical realism there are so many other things happening in this story beautifully written: about love, friendship, second chances for Mabel and Jack, family dynamics full with love and respect, love to nature, parenting relations.⬇️

Gissy (Cont.) the story has even humor with that Esther, what a funny, optimistic, strong character. I just love it 4.5/5⭐️ I will say that this is my best book read during this month, the last book I read this month. Thank you @Tpixie I received this book in a difficult time, after Hurricane Maria and @tpixie package was so meaningful to me at that moment. I didn‘t have electricity at that time. A touch of happiness and love after the tempest🥰 4w
DieAReader 🥳Great 4w
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tpixie @Gissy oh! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it! ⛄️ Thanks for tagging me. It‘s a book that both of my sisters had recommended I read, and I thought it was so sweet. 💖 Hurricane Maria was indeed a tough time 🩷🌺 🩷 4w
Gissy #BookSpinBingo #20 (because I wanted to read it) @TheAromaOfBooks
#JumpStart2024 @Lizpixie
#ReadAway2025 @DieAReader @Andrew65 @Ghabi4Roses
#WickedWords winter @AsYouWish I like your Litsy name ❤️👌
Photo Challenge=Reading Challenge to me for those unread books posted #NewYearNewBooks Day 22 #TitleBegins with S @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Gissy @tpixie It was a tough time. About this author, now I want to read The Bright Edge of the World. It was recommended by a YouTuber I follow @BrittaBohler 4w
tpixie @Gissy oh! I‘ll have to try to read it!! 4w
AllDebooks I loved this book x 4w
Gissy @AllDebooks Beautiful ❤️ 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
Eggs Perfect 👍🏼 4w
AsYouWish Awww…. Thanks!!!!💙💙💙💙 4w
SamAnne I‘m not a magical realism fan either. But I did love this book and even more, her On the Bright Edge of the World, because of the real world history it is anchored in. (edited) 4w
Gissy @SamAnne I‘m going to buy that one. You are the second person that recommends that book. Excited to read it 🤗 4w
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Gissy
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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First time I read a book by this author, can you believe it?😳I have this book since 2018 thinking that I would not like it...but...
This book is intense and has the trigger of domestic violence. It is very explicit in the physical and psychological abuse. I will say this part was clinically well described. Also it was symptoms related with PTSD were well described.

Ernt and Cora married very young, Cora was 15 or 16 and Ernt was 25.⬇️

Gissy Cora hast not siblings and her parents didn‘t approve her marriage with Ernt. Cora said that Ernt changed after he came from the Vietnam War where he was captured and tortured. Cora asked him not to d listed. Since Ernt return, he cannot maintain a job, drink too much and has mood outburst. He maintains his family isolated. He inherited a home in Alaska and decided to move there with Cora and their 13 year old daughter Leni. ⬇️ 4w
Gissy (Cont.) Living in Alaska turned Ernt into an abusive husband but also in Alaska Cora and Leni found good supportive friends. The story goes narrating what Cora and Leni lived with Ernt abusive behavior. Then something happens that the lives of Cora and Leni changed. Not much to say after this without spoiling the story.
I will say that it was hard to read in these parts and I felt frustrated with Cora decision even when I know...⬇️
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Gissy (Cont.)...her behavior is part of that abusive relationship cycle. The co-dependent relationship between these characters is so dysfunctional. In real life, is worst. I didn‘t like one part at the end which I think was unrealistic. The end? Well I will like to think that there will be hope in this type of relations. But how realistic was the end? I don‘t know. 3.8/4⭐️ 4w
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Gissy January 2024 #BookSpinBingo #6 (book from subscription)#BookSpin @TheAromaOfBooks
#JumpStart2024 @Lizpixie
#ReadAway2024 @DieARiver @Andrew65 @Ghabi4Roses
#Sharreadathon book 3 in this Readathon book was in Sharron pick list @Aleaysbeenaloverofbooks
#52BookClub24 #37 palindrome in the cover (Hannah)
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Gissy Useless gifts from Once Upon a Book 🤷🏽‍♀️ 4w
Gissy Monthly Photo challenge prompts- will be for me like a reading challenge too. I will see how many unread books posted in these prompts I will read at the end of the year. This book was an unread book posted in#NewYearNewBooks photo challenge Day 4 prompt #HighwayCvr @Eggs @Alwaysbeenabooklover (edited) 4w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 4w
Eggs I‘ve read lots of Hannah - really love her books. Great choice 👌🏼 4w
BarbaraBB I still haven‘t read this author! 4w
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TheSpineView
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1️⃣ My middle name, Margaret, was my mother's first name, which she didn't like. She used her middle name instead. So why I ended up with it I will never know. I asked once and was told my middle name needed to be long since my first name was short. WTF!🙄🤯🤪
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3️⃣ Tagged

@TheAromaofBooks @OriginalCyn620 @Cupcake12 @PageShifter

Gissy So curious about your middle name☺️ 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Thanks for the tag! 😊 1mo
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TheAromaofBooks Thanks for the tag!! ❤ 1mo
Eggs I‘ve never heard of that reason🤪😟 1mo
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bookandbedandtea
A Cold Day for Murder | Dana Stabenow
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Finished!
I have plans after work Monday, @robinb, so I'll plan to send this your way Tuesday. #LMPBC
@Jerdencon @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1mo
robinb It arrived today. Thanks! 😊 3w
bookandbedandtea Good grief, that took longer than expected. I'm glad it's there. 😁 3w
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ElizaMarie
Cozy | Jan Brett
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These titles are easily accessible via a #LibbyLoan. Any of y‘all read these? Or recommend any? (Books tagged in comments).

 @julieclair
#SeasonalCozies

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julieclair I have never read any of these, but you can't go wrong with M.C. Beaton. And Killing Cupid looks fun! 1mo
Booksblanketsandahotbeverage My dad loves hamish macbeth. 1mo
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Gissy
The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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Starting my third book during #Sharreadathon This book was in her Litsy books read- a pick one 🌹🕯

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheNookHipoie @CBee

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🧡🧡 1mo
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