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AmyK1

AmyK1

Joined June 2019

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Forget the Alamo: The True Story of the Myth That Made Texas by Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson, Jason Stanford
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@wideeyedreader and I read this for our June mother daughter murder mystery book club. I liked it and actually figured out part of what was going on. 😂

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Funny Story | Emily Henry
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Emily Henry is pretty much the only romance author i will read. It‘s not usually my thing. I love her characters and the banter between them. And that there is always much more to the story than the romance aspect.

Daphne + Miles= ❤️

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Husbands & Lovers | Beatriz Williams
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I got this ARC from work.

Two women separated by decades but connected through a beautiful, unique bracelet that‘s been passed down from mother to daughter.

I did think some parts of the kidney donation part of the plot were unrealistic but I did really enjoy the story overall.

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Erik Larson is one of my favorite nonfiction authors-I have loved every book I‘ve read by him. He used letters, diaries and other documents to show both sides leading up to the start of the Civil War. I learned a lot and now want to make another trip to Fort Sumter. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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#bookmail is the best mail 😁 I took advantage of the Amazon book sale to get a few more books I definitely don‘t have room for right now 😂 📚

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Crooked House | Agatha Christie
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I really enjoyed this one. I was kinda close to guessing who did it this time 😂

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“Within National Parks is room-glorious room-room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve.” ~Enos Mills

I‘ve been following Amber Share on Instagram for quite awhile so I was especially excited to get this from @wideeyedreader for Mother‘s Day. I loved it ❤️

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This read more like YA but it was still fun and sweet.

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@wideeyedreader picked this one for our mother-daughter murder mystery book club this month. I loved it. It was just as good, if not better, than the first and as always with these things I was surprised by the ending. I would not make a good detective 😂😂

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Table For Two | Amor Towles
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I am not usually a fan of short stories but I have loved everything I‘ve read by Amor Towles so I decided to give this a try. While I am still not a fan of short stories, these are the best I‘ve read. Definitely recommend.

Deblovestoread Almost picked this up at Costco today. Short stories and me rarely get along so I passed. I may need to rethink my decision. 😊 2mo
AmyK1 @Deblovestoread I borrowed it from work instead of buying it, which was a good decision for me. I did enjoy them but don‘t feel the need to own it. So maybe check the library? 2mo
Aims42 Ooo, great review! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one who isn‘t a huge fan of short stories 😅 This was my pick from BOTM last month since I love Amor Towles‘ writing. Will maybe move this one up the TBR pile now 👍 2mo
Deblovestoread Good plan! 2mo
LeafingThroughLife So glad to hear this! I‘m not generally a big fan of short stories either, but I couldn‘t pass this one up when I saw it on BOTM. It‘s good to hear that trusting Amor Towles not to let me down was a good move. 😄 2mo
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@wideeyedreader and I picked this one for this month‘s mother-daughter murder mystery book club. I loved it and did not see the end coming. We‘re reading the 2nd one next month 😁

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This was so much fun. And ridiculous in all the right ways 😂 Just what I needed after my last book, which was very heavy.

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“Hate, we confirmed, is the same all over the world. Warped notions of supremacy. Of fearing, then dehumanizing, the Other.”

Well. I got an education with this one. Browning was a detective in AZ who spent 20+ years undercover in White supremacy & militia groups, learning the methods & plans so he and his fellow officers could try to stop the violence and hate. It took a toll on his personal life & mental health-I can‘t imagine what it‘s like ⬇️

AmyK1 to immerse yourself in the hatred these groups spew then try to go home and live a normal life with your family, friends and neighbors. What is especially disturbing, but not at all surprising, is how much the members of the groups are involved in politics. (edited) 3mo
Suet624 It‘s all so frightening. 3mo
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Along the Infinite Sea | Beatriz Williams
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This is the last book in the Schuyler Sisters trilogy and I have enjoyed every one of them. I loved Pepper and Annabelle‘s feisty independence, though Annabelle‘s story broke my heart.

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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“Thank God for girlfriends. In this crazy, chaotic, divided world that was run by men, you could always count on the women.”

Frankie McGrath is young, sheltered, and idealistic when she decides to follow her brother to Vietnam as a combat nurse. This is a raw, vivid portrayal of the horrors of war-and the bonds of friends-& the deplorable way vets were treated when they returned home.
I loved Frankie, Ethel & Barb. Everyone should have friends⬇️

AmyK1 as loving and supportive as them ❤️ 3mo
Texreader Excellent review 3mo
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This was a fun, fast paced murder mystery that gave off Gilmore Girls and Thursday Murder Club vibes. But it‘s more about the relationships between 3 generations of strong women and I was happy to see the growth in those relationships throughout the book.

Definitely read the author‘s note at the end and be prepared for 😭

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“Most of them care nothing whatever about race. They want only their proper place in the sun and the right to be left alone, like any other citizen of the republic.” -James Baldwin

I read this for #sharonsayso‘s book club and loved it. It‘s a well researched history of the Great Migration (1915-1970), when Black people escaped the injustice, degradation, and racism of the Jim Crow south by going north and west. Often to be faced with more ⬇️

AmyK1 racism and discrimination once there. I loved that she followed 3 different people and their families while tying everything together into the broader scope of the Migration and it‘s affects on the country. 4mo
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“I‘ve taken many losses in my life. But my voice is undefeated.”

The bookstore I work at hosted a book signing/talk with Q&A/photo op with A‘ja Wilson last week. I don‘t follow basketball and am not the target audience but I really enjoyed this. She had a lot of good things to say and I loved her sense of humor and openness.

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A coworker wanted to recommend my next book and this is what he chose. He and I don‘t typically read the same genres but I agreed I would give it a try. It is definitely not something I would have picked on my own. I didn‘t hate it and it did keep me interested to the end. So overall not a bad suggestion 😊

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Black Like Me (Anniversary) | John Howard Griffin
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“The real story is the universal one of men who destroy the souls and bodies of other men for reasons neither really understands.”

I first read this over 30 years ago as a teenager and while the basic idea stuck with me none of the details did.

Griffin decided, in 1959, to find out the truth for himself about the South‘s racial situation by becoming a black man. What struck me was how naive he was going into it and how quickly he learned just⬇️

AmyK1 how little he had known. He lasted 6 weeks as a black man before he just couldn‘t take the degradation anymore. Couldn‘t take being invisible, not judged for who he was, his education, his skills but solely on the color of his skin. 4mo
dabbe 🖤🐾🖤 4mo
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Up from Slavery | Booker T. Washington
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Born into slavery and still young when granted freedom, Booker T Washington was determined to get an education & help others in his position to do the same. While I enjoyed the first few chapters about his early life and experiences after slavery, the rest of the book-about establishing the Tuskegee Institute-was rather dry and unemotional. Low pick.

TheBookHippie We did this for Bookclub several years ago. I agree with your review. It‘s a bit dry at the end. 4mo
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“‘Sisters: Women bonded by a shared desire for change.‘ I was not alone, I realized, in wanting something I was not born to have.”

Set in England during the Great War, this focuses on twin sisters Peggy and Maude, who work as Bindery Girls at Oxford University Press. While Maude is happy where she is, Peggy dreams of joining the students at the college across the street.

I really enjoyed this and have already bought her other book 😁

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty 📚❤️ 5mo
Crazeedi I liked another of her books, stacking 5mo
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Gotta love a good #bookmail day. Both my #botm selections and Pango order came today 😁

Aims42 Wohooo! #bookmail on a Monday is the BEST 🤩 5mo
AmyK1 @Aims42 it really is 😁 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Pango! Too dangerous for words! 😂 5mo
AmyK1 @TheAromaofBooks It definitely is, especially when I have money from sold books to spend 😂 5mo
TheAromaofBooks PANGO BUCKS!!!!! 😂 😂 😂 5mo
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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Finally! I was hoping #BOTM would have Kristin Hannah‘s new one this month. I‘ve skipped at least 4 months in a row and will be canceling now.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The Frozen River is fabulous!! 5mo
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This is a collection of short stories of different cases investigated by Poirot and Hastings, narrated by Hastings. I had read 2 of them before and enjoyed all of them well enough, though short stories aren‘t really my favorite thing.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙📚💛 5mo
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Black Cake | Charmaine Wilkerson
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“I don‘t believe that we can fully lay claim to a tradition if we are not willing to recognize what we have taken from other cultures over time, for better or worse.”

This is a story about family, tradition, identity, loyalty, secrets and what a person is willing to do.

This was a book club pick for this month. If not for that, I probably wouldn‘t have picked it up. 5⭐️

Sargar114 Loved this book, didn‘t realize it was turned into a show (edited) 5mo
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God has no children whose rights may be safely trampled on. - Frederick Douglas

“In his experience, you didn‘t have to lead a man to hate, just show him the way and he‘d do it on his own.”

This was shocking. Disturbing. The story of the rise of the KKK in Indiana in the 1920‘s, lead by a charismatic charlatan who got rich off hate.

I found it sad that some of the things the Klan said/believed are echoed in current politics. #bookclub #governerd

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Reading the tagged tonight while the MI game is on in the background. I‘m 9 chapters in and so far 🤯🤯😡

#goblue #IDontCareAboutFootball

Megabooks This book is crazy. Very interesting story! 5mo
AmyK1 @Megabooks definitely crazy. 5mo
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Ordeal by Innocence | Agatha Christie
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This was a Christmas gift and I had to jump right into it for the first book of the year. I enjoyed it and as usual didn‘t guess entirely right. 😂

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Untitled | Unknown
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I love Storygraph‘s reading wrap up. 😁

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My goal for the year was 75 so I‘m pretty happy with my 76. The tagged was one of my favorites ❤️😁

Gissy Great📚📚📚🎉🥳👏👏👏 6mo
UwannaPublishme Way to go! 📚🎉👏🏻🙌🏻 6mo
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Twelve Years a Slave | Solomon Northup
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“There‘s a sin, a fearful sin, resting on this nation, that will not go unpunished forever. There will be a reckoning yet-there‘s a day coming that will burn as an oven. It may be sooner or it may be later, but it‘s a coming as sure as the Lord is just.”

Solomon was born free in New York & lived and worked there with his wife and 3 children until 1841, when he was drugged, kidnapped & sold into slavery in the south. This is his heartbreaking

AmyK1 First hand account of all that he endured until his rescue in 1853. 6mo
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This is one of my favorites to read every December ❤️

#FellowshipofTolkien #TolkienChristmas @Daisey @JazzFeathers

Daisey One of my favorite December reads as well! 6mo
JazzFeathers Oh my goodness! What beautiful edition 🤩 6mo
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Let the Circle Be Unbroken | Mildred D. Taylor
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This was not an easy read and sometimes I forgot that it‘s a middle grade book. But I loved spending more time with the Logan family and witnessing the love they have for each other and their community. ❤️

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I read this one every December. Love it ❤️

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Bertie is roped into a visit to Deverill Hall, a country house owned by friends of his Aunt Agatha. Once there he finds an over-abundance of aunts, several couples on the outs and himself impersonating Gussie Fink-Nottle. Thankfully Jeeves is there to set things straight and help everyone out of their trouble.

wanderinglynn I love Wodehouse! 7mo
AmyK1 @wanderinglynn So do I! I always save them for when I need something lighthearted. 7mo
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I love the sweet illustrations and letters in this-I‘ve read it every year for the last several. ❤️ 🎅

#TolkienChristmas #FellowshipofTolkien @Daisey @JazzFeathers

AnnR Nice photo! 🙂🎄 7mo
JazzFeathers Me too. It's a tradition, now 😁 6mo
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I would never have read this if it hadn‘t been a book club pick. It was…interesting. And I did want to see how it ended but not really my thing. Should make for an interesting discussion on Saturday though.

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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I have read this before but it had been more than 30 years. So while I remembered the basic idea, I did not recall any of the details. I absolutely loved the #LoTRChapteraDay pace and I definitely appreciated it more than when I read it as a teenager. All the ⭐️ Can‘t wait to read it again! #FellowshipofTolkien @Daisey @JazzFeathers

Daisey So glad to hear you enjoyed it! 7mo
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The River We Remember: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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I loved this one. ❤️

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This is the heartbreaking true crime account of the widespread, brutal murder of wealthy Osage tribe members for their head rights.

dabbe Hello there, sweetly concerned pup! What a face! 🖤🐾🖤 7mo
GondorGirl Your dog looks like (s)he read the book. Perfect facial reaction. 🥰 7mo
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The Lord of the Rings | J. R. R. Tolkien
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I‘m all set to start Book 6-even have my new favorite sweatshirt 😉🤣

It‘s hard to believe we‘re almost finished with this. I‘ve loved doing the #LoTRChapteraDay #FellowshipofTolkien @Daisey @JazzFeathers

Allylu I went to visit my sister in the hospital yesterday and she and her aide were watching Lord of the Rings on TV. Not sure she knew that she was, but I noticed. 8mo
Daisey Great sweatshirt!! 8mo
JazzFeathers I'm envious of everything l see in this picture 🤩 7mo
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“For when you see that the world shimmers just like the outline of Whisperwood‘s doors, mystery and enchantment are everywhere just waiting to be noticed.”

I really enjoyed this ❤️

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Hadley and Grace | Suzanne Redfearn
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Hadley needs to get away from her abusive husband. Grace just needs to get away. Through a wild series of events they are thrown together, whether they want to be or not, along with their 3 kids. It‘s a bit unrealistic but great fun with lots of action.

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They Went Left | Monica Hesse
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This book 💔

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“It‘s how we survive the hurts in life that brings us strength and gives us our beauty.”

Another low pick for me. It was a sweet, quick read with lots of interesting characters.

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This is a low pick for me. I‘m not sure if it is or not but it reads like YA. At least it was a quick, easy read-and very predictable. The best part was the fun chapter titles.

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The Big Four (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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This one was…interesting. I liked it okay but definitely another that is not a favorite.

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Halloween Party | Agatha Christie
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This is a low pick for me-definitely not my favorite Christie. Still interesting with lots of twists and secrets.

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This was a re-read for book club and I loved it just as much the 2nd time as the first. Looking forward to our discussion tomorrow.

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