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SusanLee
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#haunted #poison @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
I literally thought of one my fav perfume 🤣🤣🤣

Eggs Perfect 💜💜 2mo
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MoseleyBoy
Crossing the Threshold of Hope | Pope John Paul II
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Having not had full access to the library over the last year, I have done more #spiritualreading than normal, which I can post now it is Lent. This was an interesting book by Pope JPII based on questions from a journalist for a television interview he was not able fit into his schedule.

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MarkoPDX
Conclave | Robert Harris
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Read in 2020. Robert Harris is becoming a favorite of mine. I've read three of his novels now. Each is completely different from the other. I would rate them in this order: 1) Pompeii, 2) Conclave, 3) The Fear Index.

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asterese
The Third Secret | Steve Berry
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This was a really satisfying read. I was looking for a fast-paced book with a compelling plot, and this delivered. I actually rooted for the main character. My only issue was the female main character whom I'm still not sure was meant to be annoying or just a proper foil for her male counterpart. But whether you like her or not, she doesn't take much from the experience of enjoying the story. Would still highly recommend this book.

⭐: 4.5

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swynn
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Mehso-so

The bestselling novel in the US for 1963 is the story of a pope who rises from Soviet persecution to the Holy See, where he confronts various issues that were hot-button topics in 1963. It's a perfectly okay example of a genre I dislike, thick with abstractions and platitudes trying to sound profound. Fortunately, it's pretty short for a bestseller.

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Abe
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Great children‘s question and answer book from pope fransis.

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ChemistKat
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I found I can‘t compare the value of TPD to a biography of a contemporary woman, the Tigress of Forli. There‘s less ferocity in Murphy‘s writing and in Felice‘s personality, but I think the authors of each were perfectly suited to understand their subjects. Felice, like Murphy‘s writing, was calmer, more steady, and more detail-oriented. Murphy saved Felice, an extraordinary woman in any age, from historical obscurity.

ChemistKat +I‘d also love to find a source speaking to what Catherina Sforza and Felice knew or each other and what they thought of each other. I imagine Felice would know more of CS than CS of her, but it would be neat to know if there was any influence, even if it was “Definitely don‘t make the pope mad at you.” (edited) 10mo
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Argon
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#DoubleBookSpin for January ✅

Most of this book is an interview with Pope Francis and the last part is a papal letter about the Holy Year of Mercy (2016). Most of it is still relevant since the central message is mercy - that god has mercy for us and that we should have compassion for ourselves & for each other. A bit repetitive, but the pope‘s stories were interesting and he expresses himself well.
7/10

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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PAFoldedBookArt
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“In ‘True Devotion to Mary‘, Saint Louis de Montfort wrote, ‘the most faithful servants of the Blessed Virgin, being her greatest favorites, receive from her the best graces and favors from heaven, which are crosses.‘ If suffering is a sign of predilection, then John Paul must have been one of our Lady‘s favorites!”

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ChemistKat
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I will make myself finish this book! Really interesting subject, but I think the lack of information about Felice hinders bringing her character to life as well as The Tigress of Forli by Elizabeth Lev did for Caterina Sforza.