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AmandaRae

AmandaRae

Joined December 2016

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The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy, David Goldfarb
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Venus: Dont Go There by Michael T. Santini
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The October List | Jeffery Deaver
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So first off this book is told backwards. It starts off at the last chapter. Once you can wrap your mind around that you are good. I did get confused once or twice but was able to recover quickly. This was actually a pretty good book. I liked the story and by the time you are getting to the end(beginning) you get the wow, wait, what factor. I also liked the audio narrator. I do recommend everyone give it a try.

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The October List | Jeffery Deaver
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I had my mom pick a random number and this is the number (book) she picked for me. Has anyone read it yet?

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Wicked Charms: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel | Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
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Hilarious!!! I absolutely love Janet Evanovich for mindless and entertaining reading. The characters are likeable and the plots are always fun. Highly recommended.

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Wicked Charms: A Lizzy and Diesel Novel | Janet Evanovich, Phoef Sutton
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New year.... New audio book!

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Worked on a few new bookmarks that are on our etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodburningBySeeth

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I told my husband to pick a number and this is the new audio book I ended up with... Has anyone else read it???

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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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This was a wonderful, heart wrenching book about what was going on to people of the Baltic States by Stalin during WWII. The characters grow on you during their struggles and you feel each loss profoundly. I knew nothing about the suffering of the Lithuanians that were sent to Siberian work camps until now and that disturbs me. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in historical/historical fiction.

DebinHawaii Loved this one. It tore at my heart and had me ugly crying. 😭😭😭 5y
AmandaRae @DebinHawaii I feel like there is this whole chunk of history I was never taught! It was horrible what happened to these people and I feel like we are always taught about Hitler but Stalin did these horrible things that aren't mentioned 5y
DebinHawaii @AmandaRae I totally agree. I knew nothing about it until I read the book. So many important parts of history just seem to be glossed over. 5y
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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Next audio book on the list!

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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I absolutely loved this tragic historical fiction. It is set during WWII And you get to see the war through different eyes from different nations. Much of what I learned I had no clue about. This book also discusses the worst maritime disaster in history which is not widely known. The sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff. Over 10,000 people we lost to the sea. If you like historical fiction, or literature on WWII I HIGHLY recommend this.

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Salt to the Sea | Ruta Sepetys
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My new audiobook

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This book was ok. It is definitely not something I would listen to again.

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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This is my next audio book

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Red Queen | Victoria Aveyard
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Though I enjoyed this book I am having a hard time debating whether or not it lived up to the hype surrounding it. I will definitely be reading the second one.

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I enjoyed the plot twists and turns in this book. I also enjoyed the ended contrary to other reviews I have read. It is a complex book that has many surprises.

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Pretty Girls: A Novel | Karin Slaughter
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I really enjoyed this book. It had suspense, terror, and mystery. The plot just keeps thickening. Highly recommend it.

CoverToCoverGirl On my TBR pile..: somewhere 5y
AmandaRae @CoverToCoverGirl I couldn't stop listening lol it was supposed to be my commute book but that didn't happen. 5y
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Worked on a few new bookmarks that are on our etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodburningBySeth

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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I absolutely loved this book. I highly recommend it if you like YA or dystopian novels. It is the first in a series and I can't wait to get the next one. Also for an audio book it was well read with different voices.

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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New audiobook

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Edgar and Lucy | Victor Lodato
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This book was sort of confusing and all over the place to me. It felt like the author refused to take anything out so it is jam packed with words... It wasn't a bad read and I had to finish it. It wasn't my cup of tea but was interesting for trying a new author.

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Edgar and Lucy | Victor Lodato
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We ate going to try something different this time. I have never read anything by this author so I hope it is good.

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Indecent Exposure | Stuart Woods
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Listened to, loved, that's all there is... As these books progress in this series you see more relationship development between the characters. The only thing that bugs me at times is how slutty some of these women come off in these books. All in all a good read!

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Indecent Exposure | Stuart Woods
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New audiobook for work and commutes :)

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I found this book to be fantastic. While it focuses on Cora's journey to be free you meet many other characters along the way. Some of which are white men and women who help her. You get more dimension out of this book when it comes to different people's stories on each side than most other books. Definitely recommend it.

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Naked Greed | Stuart Woods
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I really enjoyed this book as I have the others in this series. The thing is there are always multiple problems to solve and just when one is taken care of there is another lurking in the shadows. That keeps me interested. I also enjoy the writing style. Overall a good read!

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Moby-Dick | Herman Melville
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Let's see how this one is. I still have a lot of work to do.

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The art of war | Sun Tzu
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Well I learned about war strategy. Now I will see where I can apply these tactics in life.

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The art of war | Sun Tzu
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This is what I am listening to while wood burning today. It is interesting.

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Fast and Loose | Stuart Woods
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Finished this commute audiobook last night. Loved it. This was my first Stuart Woods book even though I have a bookshelf full of them I haven't read. I found it entertaining and well written with relatable characters. Also, even though this was part of a series it was fine as a stand alone.

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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This was sent to me from my sister. I will read it and pass it on to my mom. Hope it lives up to the hype!

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Fast and Loose | Stuart Woods
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This is my new commute audio book. I just noticed that it was part of a series but honestly it is doing fine as a stand alone.

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Wild Iris Ridge | RaeAnne Thayne
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This was a perfect end to the series. It nicely wrapped up all loose ends. I really do recommend this feel good series to everyone. In each book someone overcomes life altering obstacles.

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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I finished and I am so very proud of myself... I do not remember half of what happened early on in this book. I did like the end though. It's a classic so I am excited that I get to check it off my list.

Richryan52 @AmandaRae I am not a bid Dickinson fan but I love this book 5y
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I really enjoyed this book. It mixes reading, analyzing, technology, and secret societies all together.

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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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My new audio book for commutes... Wish me luck!

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Panpan

I wanted to like this book but i just didn't. I can't say for sure why or why not but I know I won't be reading the rest in this series.

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Starting this one today for a book club :)

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I loved this Christmas story. It is written like all of these books with a love conquering all theme. This one had a beauty and the beast type of story line as well. This is one of my favorites in the series. It is also a great stand alone. It tackles the subject of what it is like for some wounded veterans ehen they come home. I definitely recommend it.

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All By Myself, Alone: A Novel | Mary Higgins Clark
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This is another wonderful mystery featuring our favorite lottery winners, Alvirah and Willy. This time we are on a cruise ship where nobody is who they seem to be. A suspicious death, a rare necklace, and a man with 1000 faces are what "detective" Alvirah is up against. This book is written in true Mary Higgins Clark style and is a great read for her fans.

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Here is the book I started tonight .

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All By Myself, Alone: A Novel | Mary Higgins Clark
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Here is my new commute audio book... I can't wait to drive tomorrow 😁

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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This book was definitely a page turner for me. There were so many plot twists and turns it keeps you interested. This book is beautifully written in a way that allows you to emotionally invest in the characters. It is also one of those books that you think you know what is going on but then another level of crazy is exposed. I recommend this book for anyone who likes psychological thrillers.

CouronneDhiver Sounds great. 6y
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The Couple Next Door | Shari Lapena
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This is what I am starting now. Hope it's as good as I have been told :)

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311 Pelican Court | Debbie Macomber
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I really should have started this series from the beginning. However, this was fine as a stand alone. It does try to keep up with many characters lives which sometimes got confusing. All in all a good read.

Bostonmomx2 It's an excellent, excellent series! I really recommend going back and starting with #1. 😊 6y
AmandaRae @Bostonmomx2 I have since been on a mission to obtain all the books in this series. I finally got #1 and will be starting it shortly lol 6y
Bostonmomx2 @AmandaRae yay! I'm so happy you like them. 6y
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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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There are many complaints on there not being any depth or substance in this book. Also, this book seems to have made many people uncomfortable... GOOD! It should make you uncomfortable... As for depth well I think that the beauty in this book was that these maids were explaining life. They didn't set out to change the the world. They were telling about experiences. Harsh segregation realities as well as love and hope with people of both races.

AmandaRae I have a full review on goodreads. I hate the character limits here. 😂😂😂 6y
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The Necklace: A Novel | Claire McMillan
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I won this from a goodreads giveaway. I am excited to read it!!!

Graciouswarriorprincess Congratulations! 6y
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311 Pelican Court | Debbie Macomber
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I needed something fluffy to read after the last book and my mom recommended anything of Debbie Macomber. I found this on my kindle so this is what I am reading.

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I once again am conflicted on how I feel about this book. Did it live up to the hype that surrounded it? I honestly think each reader will have to decide that for themselves. It was face paced and did keep me turning the pages but when I got to the end I was left with a "What was that?" feeling. Everyone warns that the ending is obvious but I guess I over complicated obvious. If you are into psychological thrillers you might enjoy this book.

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The Help | Kathryn Stockett
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My new commute audiobook...

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Panpan

I really didn't like this book. I found that it makes me doubt the feelings I had for some of the characters I loved in To Kill A Mockingbird. I am not sure what else to say besides it was not a good read in my opinion. I honestly felt like I shouldn't have read/listened to it and I don't say that often.

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I am starting this one today. I have heard so many mixed reviews but my mom really liked it so fingers crossed! 🤞🤞🤞