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Vivlio_Gnosi
A Bullet in the Ballet | Caryl Brahms, S. J. Simon
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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Happy to add this book for #letterO in my #litsyatoz records. Three books to go, two of which I‘m reading now.

Sapphire What notebook are you using to record? I like that layout. 2w
Stormborn1992 I'm also really interested in that layout! 2w
Texreader @Sapphire @Stormborn1992 This is the index to the Moleskin Book Journal. Check out the follow-up post with a photo of the pages in the book 2w
Stormborn1992 @Texreader Thank you so much, that is awesome!!! 2w
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TheSpineView
Selected Poetry | John Keats
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Texreader
The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Pickpick

This story is told from the perspective of a newly adopted girl in WWII and the same person when she is 80-something living at Salt Winds. It‘s a somewhat slow, moody read about a tragedy the girl witnessed and its affect on her as she nears death, but its well written and good enough to keep your interest to the end. She‘s a flawed character making bad decisions at both ages, which is frustrating but necessary to the story. 3-1/2 stars

Mindyrecycles Beautiful cover 2w
Crazeedi Sounds good, I'm putting in my books to read journal! 2w
Texreader @Crazeedi I liked it! Hope you do too! 2w
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Texreader
The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Love this description of snow.

“It‘s started snowing again. It‘s too dark to see anything through the indigo window—and anyway their reflections are in the way—but Virginia senses it all the same. There‘s a prickly silence that comes with snowfall, and it‘s more than just absence of sound. It‘s heavy. If you put that silence on the kitchen scales, they‘d tilt with a loud clang.”

GingerAntics That is a PERFECT description of snow. 💙💙💙 2w
Texreader @GingerAntics I know, right? There were some very nice descriptions in this book. Not overdone either. 2w
GingerAntics Oh, I do love when you can get good descriptions and they‘ve managed to not go overboard with it. 2w
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Texreader
The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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““Ready?” Lorna whispered, taking the weapon back and crooking her finger around the trigger. Virginia nodded, caught halfway between gratitude and mild resentment. This wasn‘t the sort of thing proper mothers got up to with their daughters. On the other hand, it was exciting.”

Then I guess my mom wasn‘t proper! Ha! We were an intrepid bunch growing up in Texas. I learned at a very young age gun safety and how to shoot a rifle. It was exciting!

Crazeedi Everyone should learn from an early age 3w
GingerAntics I think gun safety is the key. When that gets left out (and people trying to tell them to teach their kids how to safely use guns instead of letting them play with them gets met with accusations of their second amendment rights being violated) bad things happen. I think every kid should learn gun safety, even if there are no guns in their homes. Guns are out there. We should know how to be safe with them. (edited) 3w
Texreader @Crazeedi Absolutely 3w
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Texreader
The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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This is the #letterO book I picked to read while on vacation for #litsyatoz. It‘s very good so far.

Cathythoughts Beautiful cover 3w
Texreader @Cathythoughts It is! And a good story so far!! 3w
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abellism
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What a page turner! I‘ve read 4 of Penny‘s books and her books have not disappointed. I loved the OUTRAGEOUS affair(s) in this book, the way you care about the characters in the story and the depth of storytelling that makes you want to keep reading. Read this book if you like suspense, drama, and love. Onto the next Penny Vincenzi book. 👍🏽👍🏽

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Melli
Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot | Emily Brightwell

So happy that hoopla has a few more of the audio books in the series.. I have discovered this month that I‘m a mood reader.. I have months where I will read 2+ books a month and then there are months like June where I didn‘t want to read but crochet I did read 1 physical book