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AshleyHoss820

AshleyHoss820

Joined October 2016

I‘m tall, for a Hobbit.
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Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen
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Wittgenstein's Mistress by David Markson
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The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
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I ADORE Welcome to Nightvale, so I was sure this would be up my alley and I was right. Keisha‘s wife, Alice, is presumed dead but Keisha sees her popping up in the background on the news all over the country. She becomes a long-distance truck driver to seek out her wife and the truth...which is so SO much stranger and more complicated than she was prepared for. I love Fink‘s wit, dark humor, and realistic characters. (Image from tumblr)

Patchshank I loved the podcast. I haven't read the book yet, but I plan to. I also want to read the two Night Vale novels. 2d
BarbaraBB Great review! 2d
AshleyHoss820 @Patchshank I haven‘t listened to the podcast yet but I‘ve heard it is different from the book! I‘ll have to check it out and see! I own the first Welcome to Nightvale novel but I‘m scared to read it because I want to love it so bad! 😂 After reading this, though, I know I will. Might be time to break it out! 😄 2d
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Thank you so much!! 2d
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeffry P. Lindsay
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Say what you will, but this series flipped the script on anti-hero/serial killer narratives. Are we really rooting for him!? Are we really annoyed with Sgt. Doakes for being the only instinctually accurate detective!? Are we clapping our hands gleefully along with the Dark Passenger!? Yes. Yes, we are. I enjoyed this book‘s dark humor and sharp wit. While it‘s different from the show, I ain‘t bovvered.

Amiable Great review! Agreed! 3d
AshleyHoss820 @Amiable Thank you!! 😄😄😄 2d
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I personally loved this one. Near-absent father, overbearing mother, a small community...and poor can‘t-fit-in-anywhere Jeanette. This book has wit and a heroine who doesn‘t change how she is just to make others comfortable. 161/1,001 #1001Books #ReadingRainbow

Liz_M Have you read the tagged memoir? I actually enjoyed it more -- more straight-forward. 1w
AshleyHoss820 @Liz_M I haven‘t, but it keeps popping up, so I added it to my TBR on GoodReads!! Thank you! 😄😄😊 1w
Liz_M Excellent! 1w
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The Red Queen | Margaret Drabble
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I was fairly interested in the first part of this book, about the Crown Princess and the Crown Prince Sado‘s tragic tale, especially since the majority of it is true. But it never really has that punch. And it didn‘t interweave with the second part, which I waffled about the entire time I was reading it. This one fell short, for me. I didn‘t HATE it, but I coulda died without reading it... 😊😊😊 160/1,001 #1001Books #ReadingRainbow

BarbaraBB One day I‘ll read it but I am in no hurry! 2w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Yeah, no rush...😂😄 It was an easy read, but my attention drifted off and on. The main character in Part 2 shares your first name! 😄😄😄 2w
BarbaraBB Have you read that other one on the list, by Drabble? 2w
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AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Not yet, but now I‘m nervous! 😂😄 2w
BarbaraBB Me too. I haven‘t read that one either. It‘s been on my shelves for years 🤣 2w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB If you end up reading it before I do, let me know what you think! 😄😄😄 2w
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Winnie the Pooh | A.A. Milne
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Instead of making an individual post for all of these, I‘ll just sum up: the majority of these were so great! I wasn‘t too sure about Curious George and Babar...I‘m not sure the originals (while totally beloved characters now) stand the test of time! 😊🤷🏻‍♀️ But Madeline, Mike Mulligan, Little Toot, and the tagged book (among the others): OUTSTANDING! 😊❤️📚 23-35/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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The tale of poor Jemima is more cautionary tale than anything. It reminded me of Grimm‘s fairy tales and the like. Get out of your comfort zone, learn a little of the world, so you don‘t end up trusting foxes. Not everyone who says they‘re helping you is actually doing so. 22/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

Texreader You are just roaring through all those books you checked out! 😁 what fun! 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Texreader I know! 😂 We took a break so I wasn‘t posting every five minutes for a while...😂🤷🏻‍♀️😂 It‘s been a nice brain break, though! (edited) 3w
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I liked this one! It reminded me of Frog and Toad. I‘ve already said I‘m a sucker for anthropomorphism, so it isn‘t a surprise I liked this. The names are preposterous, they go about their lives in such an ordinary way. Up until the fish tried to eat him, this could have been about an eccentric man! 😂🤣 Just a fun little story with beautiful illustrations. 21/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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This is a nursery rhyme turned book. (Right?) Its a cute board book and it‘s nice to sing with tiny munchkins. But it‘s definitely for a certain age group and not one you would read past that. 😊😊😊 Side note: the illustrations are super adorable! 20/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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Owl Babies | Martin Waddell
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I have three kids...and dang this is relatable. I really feel children‘s books are written for the parents reading them as much as they are for children. That Bill is just like my Middle. “Hey, Dad. Where‘s Mom?” 😄😄😄 This was cute. Not a lot happening, but these babies aren‘t ready to leave the nest yet. And really, who doesn‘t love some owl babies!? 19/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks (Picture represents my face with my needy-AF kids...😂🤣)

mabell Sounds great! Mom, mom, mom... 😂 3w
Texreader Great photo pic! And if I fall in love with a kids‘ book, then that author has done their job! I can name a few I love love love to this day from my kids‘ baby, toddler, and kid days. 3w
AshleyHoss820 @mabell Aaahahaha!! YES! 😂 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Texreader Exactly! I have a few faves from all stages! I can even tell you my favorite from MY childhood! 3w
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I‘m not 100% sure the tagged book and the book on the list (pictured) are the same, but the Maisy stories are all fairly similar in style, if not content. This would work as an excellent social story. There is clear narration. Bright, primary colors are used. And I always dig anthropomorphic characters! 😄😄👍🏻 18/1,001 #1001Books

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This book is STILL fun to do with all the motions and sounds! Here‘s a video of Michael Rosen performing this gem for you! https://youtu.be/0gyI6ykDwds
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Texreader This one terrified my daughter when she was little when I thought she‘d love it because she loves bears. At 16, she still loves bears and she still recalls the trauma this book caused her. 🤣 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Texreader Oh my gosh, that‘s so cute!! At first, my kids were like that with the Three Little Pigs. My husband was a little too convincing as the Big, Bad Wolf! 😂 3w
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Mr Gumpy's Outing | John Burningham
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This one was a bit of nothing for me. I realize that it‘s for kids around 2-4 years old, but I wasn‘t digging it and I don‘t think my kids would have at that age either...sorry!!! 😕🤷🏻‍♀️ There‘s nothing to be learned, it‘s aimless, and nothing comes of the obvious shenanigans all those animals are going to cause... 16/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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I mean, come on...It‘s Eric Carle! He can‘t put a foot wrong, in my opinion! This book is bright, educational, and downright adorable! 15/1,001 #1001Books

BooknerdsLife 100% agree with you 🤗 My now teenage daughter still adore this book and will always be our favorite 🙌🏼💖🐛🍎 3w
AshleyHoss820 @BooknerdsLife Absolutely! I love that she still loves it! Good job, Mom, associating love and good memories with reading! 🥰 My daughter, my youngest, is almost 11 and when she saw I had checked this book out, she said, “When you get to that one, will you read it TO me?” The answer to that will always be yes!! 😊😊❤️❤️📚 3w
BooknerdsLife @AshleyHoss820 awww Thank you & Same to you too💖🙌🏼 How sweet your daughter still want you to read to her🥰 I really miss that! It‘s so wonderful to be able to share the love of reading with our kids 3w
AshleyHoss820 @BooknerdsLife It really is!! Probably one of the smartest things I ever did, is raise readers! 😄😄😄 3w
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I loved reading this to my kids when they were tiny! My middle, Dane, would giggle every time the fox got into a mess! This book encourages parents and kids to talk about the action of the story beyond what the narration is giving you! ❤️❤️❤️ 14/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

Texreader You are clearly a great mom sharing all these books with the kiddos!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Texreader Oh, thank you!! I‘m a firm believer in reading with your kids. When they were small, we‘d have a HUGE stack of books and we‘d read until they were asleep. This is nice because we get to revisit that time together! 😊😊😊 3w
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Bedtime for Frances | Russell Hoban
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I cannot tell you how relatable this is as a parent. I have made this exact face so many times during my kids‘ bedtime shenanigans. Frances is so cute and her parents are so good. Eventually she learns to self-soothe, a valuable skill my night-owl self never learned...😂😂😂 13/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

IamIamIam Frances is the BEST!!! For bedtime, we always liked these 2 books. My kids dawdle something terrible when it's bedtime! 3w
AshleyHoss820 @IamIamIam Don‘t they all! 😂😂😂 This was just so cute and l‘ll have to check out the first one you tagged! One of my absolute favorites to read my kids at bedtime was one of the Mercer Mayer Little Critter books! We had (still have actually) a LOT of her books but Just Go To Bed was my fave! (edited) 3w
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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This book is so smart. The cadence one reads eventually gets slower and more hushed and the color drawings get darker until Bunny is finally asleep. You don‘t even realize you‘re doing it! This is a staple on so many bookshelves for a reason. 12/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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The Runaway Bunny | Margaret Wise Brown
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My Grams, when telling me stories about my Mom and her siblings, always says “My babies...” This just proves that no matter what age you are or where you go in life, good Moms will always be there for their babies and their children will always be their babies. My three kids are tween to teen age and I know this feeling. I loved this one! 11/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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Make Way for Ducklings | Robert McCloskey
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This book is awesome on many levels. It explores Boston, it makes you long for a world where the biggest concern for policemen is escorting a family of ducks to the park... The illustrations are fantastic and I exclaimed more than once, to my 10-year-old‘s annoyance, “”LOOK AT THEIR LITTLE DUCK BUTTS!” 😂🤷🏻‍♀️😂 10/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

Chelleo 😂 3w
whatshesreadingnow Cute! 😂 3w
Texreader Yes the duck butts are super cute 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Chelleo @whatshesreadingnow @Texreader Right!? I can‘t help it! I love baby animals! Who doesn‘t, though? 😂😂😂 3w
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Pat the Bunny | Dorothy Kunhardt
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I‘m not sure, but I think this was one of the first interactive children‘s books. I bought a copy for all of my kids because each one loved it so much, they wore it out. The page pictured was their favorite because my husband has a goatee and he used to tickle our babies‘ noses with it. 😊😊😊 9/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks (I had to Google a picture of it because they seriously all wore their copies out...)

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It would be hard to find someone who didn‘t know the mantra: I think I can! This is a timeless story of perseverance and kindness. I can‘t tell you how many times I‘ve said this mantra to myself, even as an adult. 😊😊😊 8/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

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So...we made a library trip...the library is going to be closed (rightfully so) on Monday, so we stocked up for the holiday weekend. These are the books my library had from the 0-3 section of the tagged book and some titles from the 3+! As if the adult 1,001 list wasn‘t enough of a challenge. I clearly have no restraint...🙄🙄😂🤣

Brace yourselves. Book reviews are coming...
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Well, that was...something...I both liked this and felt it missed the mark. Parodies are difficult because they become dated. Hemingway wanted out of a contract, so he wrote this in 10 days, taking shots at the literary greats of the time, including his mentor Sherwood Anderson. But there are sparks of the beauty that is Hemingway yet-to-be, so...there‘s that...(picture is of Hemingway a little before he wrote this.)

Liz_M Woah, I am so used to the bearded older pictures. I had no idea he was this good looking! 3w
AshleyHoss820 @Liz_M Poppa Hemingway was a young hottie, for sure! (Side note: Google young FDR, Jr.!) 3w
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What a poignant little novel! It tells the story of Harriet Frean from birth to death. What‘s interesting (and sad) is Harriet‘s insistence on “behaving beautifully” and self-sacrificing, to please her parents. Our behavior and decisions don‘t just affect ourselves. 159/1,001 #1001Books

CafeMom I haven't heard of this list book. Sounds like a good one. 4w
AshleyHoss820 @CafeMom I bought the app ($5) and it has the complete list from all of their editions! I enjoyed this one! 4w
ValerieAndBooks I have that app too (love it!) but somehow don‘t remember ever seeing it (it‘s definitely there though!) @AshleyHoss820 @CafeMom 4w
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AshleyHoss820 @ValerieAndBooks It‘s funny because, were it not for The List, I would‘ve missed this little gem entirely! 😄The app keeps me from double-buying! 😂😂😂 When you own over half the books on the list, you start to forget what you have...🙄🤦🏻‍♀️📚 bookish problems... (edited) 4w
ValerieAndBooks @AshleyHoss820 over half?! That‘s impressive even if some are still TBR! I looked at mine and I only have 18.4% that are combined books read and in my TBR 😂. And yes the app does help when at the bookstores, especially for authors with several books on the list 😊! (edited) 3w
AshleyHoss820 @ValerieAndBooks I know! It‘s become a bit of a project/obsession! Whenever I get birthday money or Christmas money, I head over to ThriftBooks. 😂🤣 The majority of them are TBR (and I‘m not counting books I‘ve read before I knew about the list, I‘m re-reading them.) but I‘m going to try and make some headway this summer before heading back to school to become a High School English teacher! (Go figure, right!?) I think 18.4% is impressive!! (edited) 3w
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This is amazing. I don‘t even know how to explain it. A man who has never contemplated his certain mortality, suddenly must face it head-on. Maybe it‘s my depression/anxiety talking but it was so relatable and thought-provoking. 158/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB Great review 💜 4w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Thank you!! I wasn‘t sure how to explain how this one made me feel! 😊😊😊 4w
BarbaraBB I think you did explain it perfectly! 4w
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Thank you!! 🥰😊 4w
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Return of the Soldier | Rebecca West
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This is a slim novel but I was genuinely invested in what was going to happen! I dang near finished this in one sitting. Chris comes home from the war (WWI), but he is shell-shocked and has no memory of the last 15 years. He thinks he is still 20 and still in love with Margaret. Margaret, along with Chris‘ wife, Kitty, and his cousin, Jenny, must try and cure him...right?... 157/1,001 #1001Books

BarbaraBB I was captured by this one too. A slim novel with a lot to tell! 1mo
Henrik_Madsen I too enjoyed it. It is a great book on the horrors of war without actually showing the war. I also kiksede the double meaning of the title revealed at the end. 1mo
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Yes! It reminded me of Of Mice and Men! A whole lot of book packed into a slim novel! I loved it! 1mo
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AshleyHoss820 @Henrik_Madsen Yes! That was very clever! And, I may be wrong, but wasn‘t this the first novel to really deal with shellshock? There‘s so much going on in this short book! I really liked it! 1mo
Henrik_Madsen @AshleyHoss820 It must be one of the first to deal with shellshock. Have you read Pat Barker‘s Regeneration-trilogy? Probably the best fictional books about the subject. 1mo
AshleyHoss820 @Henrik_Madsen No, I haven‘t! I‘ll have to add those to the TBR stack! Thank you! 1mo
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Flags of Our Fathers: Heroes of Iwo Jima | James Bradley, Ron Powers
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Okay. Here‘s what I have to say about Bradley being misidentified. It was the second flag-raising, he definitely scaled that mountain with the first group and raised the first flag. He ABSOLUTELY earned his Navy Cross many times over by ignoring his own personal safety to help others. He wasn‘t a braggart. As far as I‘m concerned, any American with boots on that island was a hero. This book is well-researched and a worthy read.

Hestapleton My husband LOVES this movie and I keep trying to get him to read the book! 1mo
AshleyHoss820 @Hestapleton The book was very good! He didn‘t just write about the 6 boys, he wrote about the war, all the soldiers on the island, and so much more! Very well done!! 1mo
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First of all: can we talk about grumpy, old, pony-tailed Kal-El?
Second of all: can we talk about this gorgeous, multi-layered piece of awesome!? I wasn‘t expecting this to hit me in the feels in so many different ways, but here we are...absolutely worth the read.

TK421 This is my favorite DC comic. Alex Ross' art still blows me away. He painted every panel in this! 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @TK421 Rightfully so!! It is phenomenal art! I can‘t believe he painted every panel! That is insane! The panel of the preacher‘s hands in the beginning is frame worthy. 2mo
TK421 The character design for the preacher was his late father. 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @TK421 I read that at the end! That made it so much better! 2mo
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The Bats. He‘s “old”. He‘s hung up his cape. But the vigilante still burns inside Bruce Wayne. When he comes out of retirement, what will be the outcome? This isn‘t my favorite but I loved the new Robin!

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Batman: White Knight | Sean Murphy
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The Joker has gone sane!? Is it real? Is it just a trick? Is Batman the TRUE menace to Gotham!? Man, I enjoyed this fresh take on the Batman-Joker dynamic! Also, can we take a second to appreciate Bruce Wayne having to pretend to be pathetic and that he has NO CLUE who the villains in his house are!? Hooligans...😂😂😂

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Batman - Hush | Jeph Loeb
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This was good. I haven‘t read past volume one yet, simply because my library didn‘t have them...normally I get annoyed by Superman, but his part in this was just right. And I‘m a sucker for Poison Ivy, of course. Someday, cosplay. Someday... Oh, and I‘m always here for Catwoman‘s snark!

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V for Vendetta | Alan Moore
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Oh my gosh. Grab a copy of this and get reading. This is one of those graphic novels that justifies the genre. This book is so quotable and so poignant.

vivastory Love Alan Moore, but somehow haven't read this one yet 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory I also had somehow gone without reading this even though Watchmen is one of my favorite graphic novels. I was missing out! This is good stuff! Give it a go! 2mo
vivastory I definitely will! Have you read League of Extraordinary Gentlemen? 2mo
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AshleyHoss820 @vivastory Not yet, but I really want to!! 2mo
vivastory It's fantastic. I have a weakness for Victorian era genre lit, so it's right up my alley. 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory I mean, who doesn‘t!? What‘s not to love! It sounds like it would be my jam as well! I‘ve been in a graphic novel kick for a couple of weeks, so I may see if my library has it! 2mo
vivastory I look forward to your thoughts on it! Have you read his take on Batman? It's one of my favorites 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory The Killing Joke is a masterpiece! LOVE that one! 2mo
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Reagan: The Life | H. W. Brands
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This book doesn‘t just tell you about Reagan, it tells you about America too. It makes you understand why Reagan changed from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. You understand the Cold War, even from Gorbachev‘s POV. Brands draws parallels between Reagan and FDR. Everything is laid out in solid, readable, detail. Excellent biography! I‘ve already stacked H.W. Brands‘ other works. 4/44 #PresidentialBiographies

Crazeedi I'll have to look into this one! 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @Crazeedi Yes, do!! My copy was 737 pages long, but it is very readable! 😊😊😊 2mo
Zelma Great review and I‘m pleased to see that this is the bio I have on my shelf.bought it for Mr. Z but may have to read it myself. 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @Zelma Yes! Please do! It was very informative! (Somehow I missed your comment until now! I hate when that happens! So sorry!) 3w
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Can we talk about the awesomeness of this!? The Sound of Her Wings alone is worth the read. Funny, dark, and exciting! I can‘t wait to get my hands on other volumes. And the artwork!? 🤤 🤤🤤😍

TK421 Such a great comic! 2mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai My absolute number 1 favorite comic book series! 😍❤️😍 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @TK421 Yes!! I loved it! 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @GrilledCheeseSamurai I don‘t blame you! I think it will be mine soon too! 😄 2mo
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I had to move quickly into this one after Maus I because it was that good. People who say graphic novels are immature have clearly never picked one up. This is deep, intense, painful, funny, insightful, and moving. Everything good literature should be. These graphic novels hit me in the gut and invoked so many different feelings. Art‘s complicated relationship with Vladek hit me. The artwork alone is powerful.

batsy It's really a brilliant work of art. 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @batsy It really is. 2mo
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No matter what form it‘s portrayed in, The Holocaust is hard to look at. This had such powerful imagery and the story of Vladek‘s life intermingled with Art‘s relationship with his father makes a moving narrative. I highly recommend this graphic novel. But be warned: Spiegelman doesn‘t hold back.

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Oh my gosh! This kind of thing is EXACTLY why I love Neil Gaiman! 😂

wanderinglynn 👏🏻 well-played Gaiman! 😂😂😂 2mo
RainyDayReading I loved this volume 😁 2mo
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AshleyHoss820 @wanderinglynn I know! I about died! 😂🤣 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @RainyDayReading I am REALLY digging it! 2mo
AshleyHoss820 @Swe_Eva 😂😂😂 2mo
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Neuromancer | William Gibson
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The book that started cyberpunk! Absolutely absorbing and fascinating! I‘m looking forward to the rest of the series. Case is so human, it‘s painful. Molly is one of the best female characters in sci-fi. This was my first foray into the cyberpunk sub-genre and it was worth it! Give Gibson a read, guys! If you like movies like Total Recall, Blade Runner, Running Man, etc., then you‘ll love this!! 156/1,001 #1001Books

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Napoleon: A Life | Andrew Roberts
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So I‘m reading this Smithsonian article about Napoleon (they suggested the tagged biography) when they begin talking about St. Helena. And look!! Jonathan the giant tortoise: oldest living land mammal and 1,000% done with your crap...😂😂😂😂I love him!!

wanderinglynn 💚🐢 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @wanderinglynn YES!! 💚💚💚 3mo
Ddzmini 😍😍😍🐢 love it 🥰 🥰🥰 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @Ddzmini Right!? He‘s so cool!! I‘ve made that same face! 😂💚 3mo
Ddzmini 🤣🤣🤣🥰🐢😍 2mo
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💐 I‘m graduating with my Associate of Arts in May. That puppies been a long time coming.
💐I honest-to-goodness love the fact that I‘m left-handed.
💐I would‘ve made my Dad proud if I had gone into politics. I‘m well-rounded and retain information like a steel trap. I‘m excellent at working a room. 😄😄😄
💐 @ChelseaM6010 🖤

Seekingtardis Yaaay congrats on graduation!!!! 3mo
Crazeedi Awww I should have put that on mine, cause I love I'm left handed too!!!! 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @Seekingtardis Thank you so much! I‘ve worked my butt off to finish the last two semesters (with straight A‘s) that I should‘ve finished in my 20‘s but kids and life, ya know? 😄😄😂 3mo
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AshleyHoss820 @Crazeedi YESSS!!! It used to bother me when I was younger, but my Dad went to a left-handed store while on a work trip and bought me notebooks, scissors, etc. It made me appreciate that I‘m special! Plus, in high school, my friends would always find the left-handed desk and put it in my spot before class. 😄😄😄Left-handers unite! ❤️ 3mo
wanderinglynn Congrats on your graduation! 🥳 And thanks for playing! 😘 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @wanderinglynn Thank you so much! And absolutely!! 3mo
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Isolation Ward | Joshua Spanogle
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Ugh. The main character was awful/unlikeable. Using the words retard/retarded to actually talk about mentally handicapped patients? 🤢🤮 Slow-moving plot. (“Things are gonna start moving, but first...”) I just didn‘t care about whodunnit, why or what happened to Nathaniel McCormick. This wasn‘t for me, unfortunately. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️

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Pet Sematary (Library) | Stephen King
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While The Shining still holds #1 status with me so far, this was pretty good! King is the King for a reason. What‘s the worst thing that could happen and then how could we make it even worse? I‘m stoked for the new movie to come out. Church looks on point!

vivastory I'm really looking forward to the movie too. It will be released just a week or two after the new Jordan Peele, which I'm also really looking forward to. 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @vivastory YES!! Us looks LEGIT!! 3mo
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I‘m an introvert. I‘ve always been one. But sometimes I can pretend I‘m an extrovert. This book was affirming and gave me the inner peace about why I am the way I am. Just because I‘m an intro doesn‘t mean I hate socializing. I just prefer a different kind of socializing. I married an extro but he‘s the only person in my life who doesn‘t drain me. This is an insightful look into intros and a helpful guide to embracing your quiet power.

riversong153 I loved this book! 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @riversong153 Yay!! I did too! Made me feel a lot better about myself! 😄😄 3mo
riversong153 Me too. I embrace my introverted nature now! 3mo
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Hooked_on_books I loved this book. I felt so validated by it. 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @riversong153 YAS!! ❤️❤️❤️💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼 3mo
AshleyHoss820 @Hooked_on_books I did too! Sometimes we need someone to tell us we‘re not wrong, just different! 😊😊😊 2mo
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I did not come here to be attacked in this way...😂😂😂 I read the checklist for reward-oriented and was like meh🤷🏻‍♀️...then I read this list and ALL 5 HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD...🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️😂 So I guess that answers that...

TheBookHippie Same 😭😭😭😳🤷🏽‍♀️ 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @TheBookHippie I‘m in good company, at least! 😄😄😄 4mo
TheBookHippie @AshleyHoss820 It is so hard to explain to people that I am an introvert -even though I‘m out all the time with my voice -it‘s a gift —but oh how it wears me out!!!! 4mo
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Caroline2 Ohhh 😮 that‘s me to a T!! 4mo
rabbitprincess This is 💯 me 😅 4mo
tracey38 Yeo, that's all me, too! 4mo
batsy Oh yes, I felt rather called out by this list, too 😂😭 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @TheBookHippie I‘m an excellent public speaker, but I REALLY need to recharge after I do, and I am on the verge of a nervous breakdown right before. This book is so good because it explains why we are the way we are! 😄 (I married an extro but he‘s the only person in my life that doesn‘t drain me. Weird!) 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @Caroline2 @rabbitprincess @tracey38 YESSSS!!! More awesome company!!! 😄😄😄 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @batsy I KNOW!! This book makes me feel validated and it‘s a pretty nice feeling...but it‘s also like, “oh my gosh! How do you know these things about me!?” 4mo
TheBookHippie @AshleyHoss820 I ordered it !!! 🤣🤣 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @TheBookHippie YAAASSS!!! Lemme know what you think!! I had a professor recommend this to me because I mentioned that I‘m introverted. It‘s insightful with loads of research! 4mo
Liz_M I should try this in print. I started the audio but found it SO irritating. 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @Liz_M Yeah, that might be too much of an information dump on audio! I read a little of this, then I read the other books I‘m reading, then I come back and read a little more of this book. That probably helps! 😊 4mo
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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Good sci-fi makes you think. Dystopian sci-fi is supposed to scare you. This isn‘t my favorite Atwood but it‘s good. Dystopian fiction serves as dire warnings for the future. Stay vigilant, or else! Side note: a society where women aren‘t allowed to read!? Count me out. 155/1,001 #1001Books

FreeReadAndWrite What's your favorite Atwood? 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @FreeReadAndWrite *so far* it‘s Alias Grace but I have a lot more of her work to read. I enjoy her writing style, so I‘m sure it won‘t take me long to pick a new favorite! 😂 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite @AshleyHoss820 ha! I was just wondering bc I've only done the maddaddam series, handmaiden tale, & the heart goes last. I really want to read blind assassin 4mo
FreeReadAndWrite * handmaids tale - weird time for my phone to autocorrect 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @FreeReadAndWrite I‘ve only read Handmaid‘s Tale and Alias Grace so far, so it was easy to pick which one I liked best since there‘s only two...😂😂 But I‘m also really looking forward to Blind Assassin! I bought it for Christmas and I‘m waiting for this semester to be over so I can get back to reading for pleasure! At least reading for pleasure books that are longer than a couple hundred pages! 😂🤓 4mo
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America, Volume 2: A Narrative History (Brief) | George Brown Tindall, David E Shi
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My American History II class covers 1877-present. Class is still on, but I‘m done with the book until finals. 😊 As far as textbooks go, Tindall & Shi write a readable book. It isn‘t dry/boring. In fact, I think this is the first textbook I‘ve actually enjoyed reading. The bonus quizzes through Inquizitive were a big help to solidify my understanding. (This is Rutherford B Hayes. We apparently have a history of epically bearded Presidents)

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I read this for my American History II class. We write a critical book review. Since Bryan was a Nebraska resident, and I‘m from NE, I picked this book from my professor‘s list. While I enjoyed learning about Bryan and various political figures of the early 1900s, I didn‘t like the structure of the book. Bryan ran (and lost) the Presidency 3 times. I know his platforms...beating a dead horse, bro. Tell me something I can‘t Wikipedia real quick.

Mamashep What a disappointment. When I lived in Lincoln, I was a tour guide for home. I was excited to see the book. 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @Mamashep I was bummed as well. I really wanted to like this, but it got so monotonous. It was just crammed full of information. He would‘ve done better breaking it up into topic sections instead of chunks of years. It got to be so that each chapter contained similar information. Plus, I would‘ve really liked to hear more about his family. 😕 4mo
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Ender's Game | Orson Scott Card
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I had a few issues with certain parts of this book but I appreciate what OSC was trying to do, given the time in which he wrote it. I don‘t want to spoil anything but the use of children, gifted or not, for war, on any level, is disconcerting. This is a Science-Fiction but it could also be part cautionary tale about the lengths people will go to when they think they‘re right. Side note: give the movie a hard pass...

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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This picture captures how I feel about this book! I was NOT expecting to be so completely enthralled by this. Once I started reading, I was under its spell and hours would pass without my notice! I usually get irritated by love stories but Marco and Celia felt human and their love wasn‘t cloying nor did it distract from the story. I would LOVE to be a member of the circus and be friends with Poppet and Widget! 😊😊😊(I found this image on google!)

BookFrog Loved this book!💚 it was nothing like I expected. (edited) 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @Slajaunie I agree! It took me completely by surprise! Those are my favorite reading moments! 5mo
Bknrdadventures This book is one of my favorites. The images in the chapter “The Lovers” amazed me—how they kept inching toward each other only to just miss each other.❤️💕 5mo
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AshleyHoss820 @Bknrdadventures You‘re so right! She crafted this so well, in my opinion! 5mo
BarbaraBB I just finished it too and felt the same - unexpectedly! Such a great, enchanting experience 💕 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @BarbaraBB Yes!! It really was! I was expecting another YA romance-type book, which isn‘t necessarily a negative, but I was pleasantly surprised by this one! 😊😊😊 4mo
BookwormM One of my fav books 4mo
AshleyHoss820 @BookwormM I‘m adding it to the top as well! 😊😄 4mo
AshleyHoss820 I should mention that this was another win for the #TBRBowlOfDestiny 😄 4mo
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I‘ve read this book SO many times, but I enjoy it every time. This time, I read it for my Supernatural/Sci-Fi Literature class. We have an art project based on the book due today, so chose to make action figures for the characters, using Barbie‘s! 😄😄😄😄

IamIamIam 🤣🤣🤣 Love this!!!! It's my 7 year old daughter's favorite movie & I'll have to show her this because she's going to get a kick out of it! A+!!! 5mo
ju.ca.no Awesome!! 5mo
MayJasper The essential towel ❣️ 5mo
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mabell Ha that‘s hilarious! Perfect! 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @IamIamIam Yes!! Please do! I love sharing love for books!! I hope she likes it! 😄 And Thank you!!! 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @ju.ca.no Thank you so much! 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @MayJasper Yes!! Always know where your towel is!! 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @mabell I was so excited while making it! 😂🤣 Thank you!! 5mo
LoverofLit This is amazing! 😂😍 5mo
LauraJ A+ 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @LoverofLit 😂Thank you!! 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @LauraJ Thank you!! I hope my teacher agrees with you! 😄😄😂 5mo
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Angelina Ballerina | Katharine Holabird
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Such a sweet story about an adorable little mouse who just wants to dance all day! Her super supportive parents want to focus her energy and enroll her in ballet classes. Adorable illustrations and a cute little story about what a child can accomplish if we just take the time to listen to their needs. 7/1,001 #1001ChildrensBooks

theresidentromantic I loved this show 😭😭😭 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @theresidentromantic I haven‘t watched the show, but it looks sweet! 😊😊 5mo
theresidentromantic @AshleyHoss820 It looks like the books come to life! Same art style :) 5mo
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Itchyfeetreader I loved this book when I was little and had totally forgotten it existed thanks for reminding me 5mo
catebutler This is a really cute story! Loved it when I was younger. 5mo
OrangeMooseReads We used to watch the show on PBS on Saturday mornings 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @theresidentromantic That sounds awesome!! I‘ll have to look it up! 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @Itchyfeetreader Absolutely! If it weren‘t for the 1001 Children‘s Books, I might not have rediscovered it either! 😊 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @catebutler It really is cute! Worthy of a childhood memory! 😊 5mo
AshleyHoss820 @OrangeMooseReads I must‘ve missed it! I love PBS programming! 5mo
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