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Joined November 2018

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Sunset of the Sabertooth | Mary Pope Osborne
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That Annie and her impulsivity drives me nuts! I‘m getting too invested, lol. I enjoy reading with my daughter but I‘m almost ready for her to read these on her own... Book 32 of 2019

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Afternoon on the Amazon | Mary Pope Osborne
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The story in the book felt rushed. The plot is always the same, but we expect that and my daughter likes the consistency and predictability. Book 31 of 2019

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Night of the Ninjas | Mary Pope Osborne
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After finding out who M was in the last book, it‘s cheesy now that the kids have to collect M things to help her. But my daughter is really getting into the stories and likes Jack and Annie. Book 30 of 2019

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Pirates Past Noon | Mary Pope Osborne
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As a planner by nature, Annie‘s character really irks me. My daughter is more of a free spirit and likes Anne, lucky her. Book 29 of 2019

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Okay, the black cat was a little cheesy but my daughter liked it. We are really getting into these books!! Book 28 of 2019

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The Knight at Dawn | Mary Pope Osborne
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The Magic Treehouse Book #2 was great. It‘s too bad Jack doesn‘t have a camera in his book bag, although he has books about the places they visit so I guess he doesn‘t need one. Book 27 of 2019

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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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Started The a magic Treehouse books a couple of weeks ago with my 6 year old. This was a great start! We couldn‘t wait to find out what the M medallion means!! Book 26 of 2018

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I really enjoyed this book. The character and plot development were AMAZING! Spoiler alert...I had a feeling (but was still unsure) it might‘ve been Kya when she slugged those boys with the jars for messing with Jumpin. I rooted for her the entire time. I‘ll reread this one over the years. Book 25 of 2019

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Did I really just hear the word “fleekest??” Seriously? I‘ve heard this is a great book, but fleekest?!?!

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I really enjoyed this book. It has mixed reviews here, I understand why though. It was a little slow starting off but it was so easy to become invested in the characters. I felt like I knew them and grew to like them by the end of the book. The goings on in a “old folks home” in Amsterdam isn‘t comedic gold, but Groen is charmingly witty. Book 24 of 2019

BookishMeanderings I really enjoyed this one too 2w
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Ramona Collection | Beverly Cleary

After finishing this with my 6 (soon to be 7) year old, we need suggestions please!!! We started The Wind in the Willows, but she‘s not into it. We have read Charlotte‘s Web, The Little Prince, the Ramona books, a my little pony chapter book, 102 Dalmatians, and The Fantastic Mr. Fox and other short stories by Roald Dahl this year. Help!

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Ramona's World | Beverly Cleary
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Finished the last Ramona book with my daughter. I‘m so glad Ramona‘s attitude is improving because my daughter has started to tell me she wants to be like Ramona 🤦🏼‍♀️ Book 23 of 2019

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Another chapter book with my daughter. This was ok, but she didn‘t read or see the first movie so I‘m it sure she understood much. We watched both movies after reading this, it followed along exactly. Book 22 of 2019

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I‘ve been sitting at the hospital for a few hours, waiting to pick up a friend from surgery. I wasn‘t impressed with the last memoir book I read (it was quite raunchy) and this one started slow but I‘m really enjoying it!!!

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Sh*t My Dad Says | Justin Halpern
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I read this for one of my book clubs, I picked it for our humor genre. Honestly, I am going to be a little embarrassed when we meet next week to discuss it because of all of the foul language. I wish that I would‘ve read more reviews or picked up the paperback copy before recommending it. Don‘t get me wrong, I have moments where I cuss like a sailor, however after listening to this book I am likely going to rethink that. Book 21 of 2019

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Ramona Forever | Beverly Cleary
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Another fantastic BC book finished with my daughter. This might be our favorite yet! Ramona‘s experiences are so genuine. Book 20 of 2019.

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My 6 year old brought this home from the library for me to read to her over spring break. The plot was easy for her to follow and she knew most of the characters from the tv show. Book 19 of 2019

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I‘m a sucker for books about a journey, especially ones that travel across the country, and this one did not disappoint. Just the right amount of emotions, more than enough funny to combat the sad. Coyote is one of my favorite characters, ever. This may be a YA book but it‘s written very well and the characters come to life. Thank you @AlisonM for the recommendation!!!! Book 18 of 2019

AlisonM So glad you liked it! 2mo
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Ramona Quimby, Age 8 | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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“Life as a third grader is tough.” Finished another gem with my daughter. We both love BC and Ramona! Book 17 of 2019

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Ramona and Her Mother | Beverly Cleary, Alan Tiegreen
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👍🏼👍🏼 from my 6 year old!! We are enjoying BC‘s take on childhood, she‘s a hoot! Book 16 of 2019

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This is a charming story however it took me more than half of the book to figure out the connection between Eunice and Laura; I kept thinking that Bomber and Antony were the same person until one finally spoke about the other. The love story was cute and I really liked Sunshine‘s character a lot. Book 15 of 2019

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Ramona and Her Father | Beverly Cleary
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Another great BC book with my daughter! Book 14 of 2019

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I‘m loving the nostalgia the Ramona books are bringing me! My daughter can‘t get enough of them. Book 13 of 2019

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Finished another Ramona book with my daughter! She loved it. Book 13 of 2019

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I downloaded a new audible original last month. It was short and I think I liked it. If I had searched this author I definitely would‘ve chosen something else! However, and this is a big however, this was so outside my usual genre that I enjoyed it. Blakely‘s writing is decent and mildly captivating, a bit predictable, but a welcomed break from my usual emotion-heavy reads. Book 11 of 2019

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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If you read one book this year, make this it! While this one tugged at my emotions, it wasn‘t the usual sadness that many books take from me but anger. I am so glad #tarawestover got out and made a better life for herself. Her writing is exquisite, her details are raw and captivating. Book 10 of 2019

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Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Loved reading this with my 6 year old, who became a big sister last year and gets exasperated with her little brother when he gets into her things!! Beverly Cleary is timeless and her books are a right of passage. Book 9 of 2019

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I am excited to start this for one of my book clubs. I am even more excited to hear that this book has the same narrator as Kristin Hannah‘s The Great Alone! The themes are very similar and I am a sucker for a good narrator.

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Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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I am very excited to start this collection with my six-year-old. And I am a little more excited now that I see who is reading this!

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Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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I read this a couple of years ago for a book club and just picked it up again. It‘s really good, a very quick read. It‘s told from different perspectives and keeps you guessing. An emotional case of Stockholm syndrome for sure! Book 8 of 2019

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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@AlisonM and I got to meet #kristinhannah today!!!

CoffeeNBooks I just finished this book yesterday- I loved it! That's so awesome that you got to meet Kristin Hannah!! 3mo
Allthebookclubs She was very nice and talked in depth about how she became a writer and her process. It was neat! 3mo
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Hello friends, please take a minute and vote for me :) I‘ve been nominated for Military Spouse of the Year at JBLM. Voting ends 02/12, you can vote once a day. Thank you! https://msoy.afi.org/contestants/jamie-lynn-blum/

rubyslippersreads Voted! 😊 3mo
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Kristin Hannah is one of the best storytellers of our time. This book follows two sisters and their different yet similar paths during the occupation of France in WWII. While these characters are fictional, the research done by Hannah sheds light on the brave women who fought the best they could and went mostly unrecognized for many years. Once my heart heals and I‘m hydrated I intend to dive into more of her novels. 2019, book 7

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah

And then she mentioned the Vel' d'Hiv Roundup and my heart broke, tears are coming. I know too well what happened there. Such a sad, sad time in our world history.

Crazeedi Such an excellent book 4mo
Allthebookclubs It is! I read #SarahsKey last year and it really impacted me. It‘s hard reading about the Holocaust, all of those people. (edited) 4mo
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Written in allegory, this was a tough book to get into at first. I listened to it on Audible with my 6 year old. She loved it, although I‘m not sure she fully understood it. But that‘s the point of The Little Prince, isn‘t it? That children see and understand things much different than adults. I have ordered the paperback version so that we can see the illustrations mentioned throughout and we plan to see the new animated film. Book 6 of 2019

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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“It is a long, low building built in the 70s I guess. Back when just about everything was ugly.” 😂😂😂

megnews So true! 4mo
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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“One sees clearly only with the heart.”
My daughter and I are really enjoying this one!!

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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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I enjoyed sharing this classic with my 6 year old daughter, who also enjoyed the story. I think it was neat to have it read by the author, however there were more than several occasions where you could hear the pages turning as he read and sometimes his voice became a little monotone and it was hard to really get into those parts of the tale. Book 5 of 2019

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Someday, Someday, Maybe | Lauren Graham
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I liked this book, it was easy to read and you get to know the characters well. It‘s about a girl struggling to make it as an actress in New York, nothing profound but a good break from books that run your emotions through the gamut leaving you exhausted. I read it for one of my book clubs. Book 4 of 2019

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Beautiful novella, written in true Backman prose. Full of emotions and heartbreaking, a must read for anyone with a pulse.
Book 3 of 2019

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Fantastic Mr Fox | Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake
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I downloaded this book so that I could share my love of “reading” with my 6 year old. I really wanted Esio Trot, but it was only available as an audio in this set. I was unfamiliar with the 3 other stories; the voices and some of the story in Fantastic Mr. Fox scared her and the story about the crocodile also scared her. Overall, we did enjoy this but I think I would‘ve preferred to have read it to her myself. 2019 book 2

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“The only time you‘ve failed is when you don‘t try once more.”

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Britt-Marie is a no-nonsense, no-frills, unexpected hero. She was first a character in another one of Backman‘s (amazing) novels and we now get to learn her story. I loved the ending and won‘t spoil it for you, but I have to say that am so pleased that it doesn‘t follow the typical American, rom-com happy ending (it‘s a better). 2019 book 1

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Fantastic Mr. Fox | Roald Dahl
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Bringing my 6 year old in on my reading audible/adventures this year!

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What a wonderful book, a must read at Christmas time! Beautifully written. It‘s hard put into words how much I enjoyed this tale.

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Fallon wrote a fantastic book and I‘m glad we get to hear the point of view from both women. As a military spouse, I identified with pieces of this story but hope never to befriend someone like Cassie. She was not what I call a true or good friend, but a judgmental b*tch who wants everyone around her to be as miserable as she is.

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Christmas book started. Excited for this one.

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Jumping into my next book club read....

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Read this for one of my book clubs this month. I‘ve read it before and really enjoyed it. This is a quick read, modern day Rapunzel tale.

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I‘ve never wanted to visit Alaska, but I want to see Leni‘s Alaska. The story is told through the eyes of Leni, beginning when she was 7 or 8 through her 20s. Her father suffers PTSD as a result of being a POW during the Vietnam war. Instead of seeking treatment, he takes his family to the wilderness of Alaska...a decision with serious ramifications. While this isn‘t a happy go lucky story, it‘s based on the realities and struggles of the time.