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AmyK1

AmyK1

Joined June 2019

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I really enjoyed this look into Deaf culture and appreciated all the history and background that was shared. I liked the characters, especially Charlie and Austin. Like others have said, it ended rather abruptly and I would have liked a bit more at the end.

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My family spoiled me for my birthday-an awesome new DND shirt, Narnia bookmark and fireball sticker for my water bottle. And books, of course! ❤️❤️

Texreader Whoohoo!! Happy birthday!! 🎂🎉🎈🎁🎊 3d
Gissy Happy Birthday 🎂🎈 🥳Great gifts 🎁 3d
TrishB Happy birthday 🎉🎉 3d
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peanutnine Happy birthday! 🎉 I love that bookmark 🔖😍 3d
CaitZ Happy Birthday! 🎉🎉 3d
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The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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“‘Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.‘ As long as you have the books, you‘ll always have that light.”

This was a good continuation of the Book Woman‘s story-focusing on her daughter, Honey, and her fight to stay free when her parents are sent to prison for violating miscegenation laws.

This is my #doublespin for June @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 6d
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The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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The perfect way to spend a Monday-with a cuddly dog and a good book 📖 🐶

Crazeedi So sweet🐶 4d
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The Light Over London | Julia Kelly
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I enjoyed this story about Louise, a young woman from a tiny village in England who joins the ATS to do her bit after Paul, the pilot she‘s fallen in love with, is deployed. She‘s assigned to be a gunner girl and keeps up her relationship with Paul through letters. But how well can you really know someone you‘ve only spent a handful of days with? Louise finds out that sometimes people aren‘t who they seem.

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Luck of the Titanic | Stacey Lee
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Stacey Lee has quickly become one of my favorite historical fiction writers. This one is set on the Titanic and focuses on twins Jamie and Valora, who are Chinese acrobats. It also highlights the discrimination against Chinese people that was prevalent at that time.

kspenmoll I really enjoy her books! 1w
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I think I loved this one even more than the first! Can‘t wait for the next one.

Aims42 This one edged out the first one for me too!! I can‘t wait for the 3rd book!! 2w
CoffeeNBooks @AmyK1 @Aims42 Yes! I loved this one even more than the first, also! 3rd book in September! I can't wait! 2w
Aims42 @CoffeeNBooks YESSSSS! Same here!! Already on my library‘s waitlist for it 😊🤓 2w
AmyG This is my Bookspin book-excited to read it! 2w
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Saturday afternoon #bookhaul!

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Set in NYC‘s Grand Central Terminal and the art school that was housed there, this is told in 2 timelines-the 1920s and 1970s. It focuses on 2 struggling but strong women who are trying to find their own way.

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Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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“We are at the center of our own destiny. Always have been. Yes, there have been times this country has tried to destroy us. But we have not been doormats. No, ma‘am.”

This is a heartbreaking book inspired by real events-the forced sterilization of poor, disabled, and uneducated young women and one nurse‘s fight for justice.

This was my #bookspin for June @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 3w
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It‘s been three years since Litsy became my favorite corner of the Internet! #litsyversary

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 3w
JessClark78 Happy Litsyversary! 🎊📚🎉 3w
UwannaPublishme Happy Litsyversary! 🤗🎉📚 3w
PaperbackPirate Happy 3rd Litsyversary! 📚 3w
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“No matter how a family comes together, and no matter how it comes apart, this is true and will always be true: you cannot lose a child. And we did not lose a child. We were given one. And she was glorious.”

This is a beautiful, heart breaking story about faith, love, family, and a precious little girl.

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Take My Hand | Dolen Perkins-Valdez
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The tagged is my #bookspin and The Book Woman‘s Daughter is my #doublespin for June. Really looking forward to both of these.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read !! 3w
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Spinning | Tillie Walden
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Finally posting my June #bookspin list!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1. No but there are several places I would love to go.
2. On purpose? Yes, definitely. By accident? Not that I remember but it‘s possible lol
3. Cover and author first then synopsis.

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻 4w
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The English Patient | Michael Ondaatje
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This was beautifully written but dark and often confusing. Kip was my favorite.

EvieBee Mine too. 4w
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The Lies I Tell | Julie Clark
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It‘s #botm day! It‘s my birthday month so I chose True Biz as an add on 🎂🎉🎁😁

SilversReviews LOVED The Lies I Tell!! 3w
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“Within every misfortune there is a blessing, and within every blessing, the seeds of misfortune. And so it goes, until the end of time.”

This is the story of how war affects generations of families, even long after it has ended.

This is my May #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1. Hiking, DND, spending time with my family.
2. I do read them. I only write them here.
3. On my couch 😁

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📖🌸👏🏻 2mo
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When Rachel‘s mother dies unexpectedly Rachel discovers that her father, who she was told died 23 years before, is alive. And an Earl. She sets off to join London society, solve the mystery of what happened all those years ago and maybe get revenge.

This is my May #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This one sounds intriguing!! 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @Chili

1. I‘ve already read the book I most wanted to read this spring-the tagged.
2. I prefer no music but most I can tune out so it doesn‘t really matter.

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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This is a fictional account of real life Russian history student turned WWII sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko. It was beautifully written and well researched. Kate Quinn can have all the stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟 and all my money 😂 I will read anything she writes.

BennettBookworm A new Quinn book??! Sign me up!! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks I love Kate Quinn! 2mo
Aims42 Picking this up from my library tomorrow, I can‘t wait to dive in!! 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1. Not that I remember
2. Probably the Little House books or something else from childhood. As an adult A tree Grows in Brooklyn, Redeeming Love, The Help...
3. Not sure I really have any lol

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Little House for me too! Thanks for joining in 🥰 2mo
Bklover Loved the Little House books! 2mo
BookBabe Little House! ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme A Tree Grows in Brooklyn! 🙌🏻 2mo
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Didn‘t get a chance to post yesterday! The tagged is my #bookspin and Peach Blossom Spring is my #doublespin for May.

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
KristiAhlers Ohhhh I just finished the English Patient. And the Bell Jar is one of my favorite books! Happy reading!!! 2mo
AmyK1 @KristiAhlers Thanks! I just read your review of The English Patient again and you definitely got me wanting to read it! 2mo
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“He stood with a pocketful of diamonds and a heart full of death, watching a Russian sniper shake hands with the First Lady of the United States.”

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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Evvie Drake is learning how to live again after the death of her abusive husband, with the help of a few close friends and an ex major league pitcher who rents out the apartment attached to her house. This was good-light, sweet and funny at times, which was what I was looking for.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my shelf 📚 2mo
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Next Year in Havana | Chanel Cleeton
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This is a light pick for me. The story was good and I liked the characters but there was a LOT of dialogue lecturing on the history of Cuba and it got to be a bit much.

SilversReviews I enjoyed this book!! 3w
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Sunday afternoon #bookhaul 😁 Looking forward to both of these.

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This was a quick, sweet and somewhat predictable story about Greta and her dad, who are trying to figure out life after the sudden death of Greta‘s mom. It was enjoyable and I liked the ending.

AmyG I enjoyed this, too. 2mo
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The Yellow Bird Sings | Jennifer Rosner
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“The girl is forbidden from making a sound, so the yellow bird sings. He sings whatever the girl composes in her head: high-pitched trills of piccolo; low-throated growls of contrabassoon.”

Roza and her 5 year old daughter Shira, a musical prodigy, flee their home and hide in a barn where they must remain still and silent. When it is no longer safe, Roza must make an impossible choice to save her daughter.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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On the night of the winter solstice an injured man arrives at The Swan, an ancient inn on the banks of the Thames, with a dead girl in his arms. A little later she is alive but unable to speak and no one knows for sure who she is. This was beautifully written with a bit of magical realism.

My #doublespin for April @TheAromaofBooks

IuliaC Great review! I enjoyed this one 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs
1. Yes-church in the morning then spend the rest of the day with family, eating and playing games.
2. Pretty good so far.
3. Friends who love my kids as much as I do ❤️

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs #3 how wonderful 🥰👍🏼 2mo
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Thanks for the tag @EadieB
1. Definitely.
2. I have a copy of The Screwtape Letters that I got in 7th or 8th grade-way back in the 80s. I‘m going to read it soon though! 😂

#two4tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 📚📚❤ 3mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 3mo
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Dreams of Falling | Karen White
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This is a story about friendship, family, love, secrets and loss. It was well written and I loved that it‘s set in SC. The main character in the present timeline did drive me crazy though with her bad choices and naivety.

This is my #bookspin for April @TheAromaofBooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love this cover 💛 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Dear Edward | Ann Napolitano
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This was so sad but beautifully written. Twelve year old Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash that kills 191 people, including his parents and brother. He finds healing through his friendship with Shay, the girl next door, and letters written to him by family and friends of those killed in the crash.

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Dreams of Falling | Karen White
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The tagged is my #bookspin and Once Upon a River is my #doublespin for April

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Here is my #bookspin list for April
@TheAromaofBooks

sherrisilvera I think all your choices are on my tbr! 3mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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4:50 from Paddington | Agatha Christie
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This was my first Miss Marple, and while I like Poirot more, this was still good. And as usual I was no where close to guessing who did it.

Jari-chan I'm glad I'm not the only one who never gets the culprit in Christie's books 😁 3mo
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I knew nothing about the kindertransport or Truus Wijsmuller-Meijer, who helped save over 10,000 mostly Jewish children by getting them out of Germany and Austria and into England during WWII. I liked the book but it was quite slow. Overall still a pick though.

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All the Ways We Said Goodbye | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Three strong women. Three different time periods. One hotel and talisman that connect them. Set in France in 1914, 1942 and 1964, this is a mystery of family connection and tragedy with a bit of romance thrown in. I liked the overlap of a few characters from The Glass Ocean.

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Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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1. My TBR bookshelf.
2. Tagged
3. Only one so far-The Paris Orphan

Thanks for the tag @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Love the legs and color❣️ 3mo
AmyK1 @Eggs thank you! It was an old cabinet my uncle made for my grandparents 50+ years ago and I refinished it. My first time trying and I am very happy with the results! 3mo
Eggs @AmyK1 you did a great job! (edited) 3mo
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This is based on American heiress Mary Jayne Gold who, along with Varian Fry and others, worked to get artists and intellectuals out of France during WWII.

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This was fun. Now I‘ll know what to do if I ever find myself in an English Murder Village. (Hint: avoid the vicar at all costs!)

ErinSueMreads 😆😆😆😆😆😆😆 3mo
AmyK1 @ErinSueMreads I haven‘t but I‘ve just added it to my TBR! 3mo
ErinSueMreads They are super short and the cutest little books. 3mo
AmyK1 @ErinSueMreads awesome. I‘ll be on the lookout for them! 3mo
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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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Wow. I don‘t know if I have words to describe this. Haunting. Beautiful. Devastating. And hopeful. It‘ll take me awhile to get over this one.

This was my #doublespin for March @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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I really enjoyed this historical fiction about the Frick family set in 1919 and 1966. Loved that this had fact mixed in with fiction, interesting characters, secrets, lies and a mystery.

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“Lillian Carter stood half naked, one arm held up like a ballet dancer, the other hanging lightly down at her side, and calculated how long she could avoid paying rent while her landlord was in jail.”

#firstlinefridays @ShyBookOwl

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The Last Bookshop in London | Madeline Martin
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“It is through books that we can find the greatest hope.”

Set during the Blitz in London, this is about a young woman who gets a job at a bookshop and falls in love with reading.

paperwitchs I need to buy this, it‘s fits my aesthetics so much! 4mo
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Under a Painted Sky | Stacey Lee
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I enjoyed this story of two teenage girls-one a runaway slave and the other a Chinese girl who has been accused of murder-who join the Oregon Trail disguised as boys. I loved how the relationships of the characters developed, especially between the 2 girls who barely knew each other at the beginning.

This is my #bookspin for March @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Under a Painted Sky | Stacey Lee
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The tagged is my #bookspin and Migrations is my #doublespin for March. Apparently I have a color theme going on this month 😂

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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