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Beatlefan129

Beatlefan129

Joined March 2018

A nurse,a lifelong lover of books, a knitter, a friend to all animals. Find my gigantic TBR on Goodreads goodreads.com/beatlefan129 Denver, CO USA
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On a Tuesday | L Thomas
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📖 Yes, I have a list on Litsy and another on Goodreads
📖 If I have a library book that‘s due or a buddy read going on, those come first. Otherwise, I like to open up my TBR on Goodreads and sort by random and then read whatever comes up
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊 5d
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1. Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven, only because my mother-in-law gave it to me and she keeps asking me if I read it
2. The tagged book, very interesting
3. Killers of the Flower Moon and The Stand
#weekendreads

UnidragonFrag Killers of the Flower Moon was great but also enraging. Are you even liking the book your MIL keeps asking about? 2w
Beatlefan129 @UnidragonFrag Nope! We get along well, but when it comes to books our tastes are completely different 2w
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Pickpick

I can totally understand how someone read this and thought “I have to make this story into a movie.” Henry Hill is larger than life, and his journey from a little boy helping out at a cab stand to becoming one of the top players in the Lucchese crime family is incredible to read about. He tells the story with such wit and cleverness that entire paragraphs of his words were used verbatim in the movie Goodfellas.

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Sure Thing | Jana Aston
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Mehso-so

Fun enough, but a little cheesy—every page, we‘re reminded that British accents are sexy. Jennings and Violet hook up immediately, but they are keeping secrets from each other. From my perspective, the secrets were not really a big deal. Lots of very sexy writing keeps things interesting enough along the way, but I‘m not really excited about another book in this series. #romantsy

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The Giveaway Box | Michael Dostillio
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If you‘re interested in winning some cool ARCs, check out this giveaway!
#40kARCGiveaway

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Pickpick

A very sweet story that reminds us that “real families come from choices we make about who we want to be bound to.” Three lonely people who appear to be very different on the surface manage to find each other and form a family. I loved how natural the relationship was between Maddy as a teenager and Arthur as an old man. There does not always have to be animosity between the young and the old.

Itchyfeetreader Oh this sounds lovely I adore novels with multi generational friendships in them 1mo
Shamzi This is in my TBR, I'll have to read it soon after this review!! 1mo
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📖 This is our local satellite branch. It‘s small, but I love it
📖 Not often enough as I check out a lot of ebooks. Maybe once per month
📖 Tons of ebooks!
#getlibrarycarded

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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Mehso-so

Cute story with clever writing. As an American reader I feel like a lot of the British references were unfamiliar to me, and I missed some of the humor.

Nevermore88 I bailed on this book. However I gave the show a chance and I liked it. 1mo
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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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I am so lucky to be your 999th follower! Each book is so thoughtfully chosen and I can‘t wait to start reading them! The best thing is though, I feel like I have a new book friend 😊

lynneamch Love sending and receiving a little #bookhaul. Thanks to @DebinHawaii for sending me my first one, inspiring me to do likewise. 📚💕 2mo
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The Shining | Stephen King
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1. The book was even better than the movie (as usual)
2. Teleportation so I wouldn‘t have to waste time commuting stuck in traffic
3. Aquarius ♒️
4. I signed up for a makeover. I‘m sure it‘s just a ploy to sell me products I don‘t need
5. Sending love to all ❤️❤️ Happy Friday!
#FriyayIntro

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Congratulations on your milestone! This is an awesome prize, Etsy is the best!
#25Etsy

Megabooks Thanks for entering! I‘m a big Etsy fan. 👍🏻 2mo
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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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I‘ve waited 2 whole months for this library hold to come in, so hope it‘s worth it!

wanderinglynn So worth it! I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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Panpan

This book is like character of Bernadette,a bit of a mess. Part of it was the way the story was told through a mix of faxes, emails, and narration by a teenager who at times seems to know things that should be impossible for her to know. Bernadette‘s husband is a truly loathsome character, which I won‘t get into because spoilers. And then there‘s Bernadette, who seems to spend a good portion of the book hating on people and the city of Seattle.

MySharonaK I think your comment is just the push I needed to bail. I‘m about 30% through and I really don‘t enjoy it, but people kept telling me to give it a chance and that I won‘t regret it. I think it‘s time to bail, thank you 💐 2mo
arubabookwoman You did the right thing. It only gets worse. (As a Seattleite I will admit to enjoying some of her Seattle snark, though). 2mo
Purrfectpages I tried to read this years ago and bailed. So many people love it though and now it‘s a movie, so I figured maybe I wasn‘t in the right headspace when I read it and should give it another try. Then I see this post and I know I‘m not alone lol 2mo
lynneamch TBR is too long to try to read this one, but I will go see the movie. A lot shorter investment of time. 😉 2mo
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A Dancer's Guide to Africa | Terez Mertes Rose
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I just found out I won an ebook copy of this on Goodreads. I‘m so psyched! #GoodreadsGiveaway

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2mo
Buechersuechtling Congratulations‼️🏆📚 I hope it‘s good. I for once like the cover very much. 2mo
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1. It‘s weather dependent—outside when it‘s nice, inside when it‘s nasty
2. I‘m originally from Wisconsin so I love a good old-fashioned. It‘s not easy to find outside of the Midwest
3. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
4. Black
5. Of course!
#FriyayIntro

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Mehso-so

I feel like the goal of a good true crime story, in my opinion, is to feel like you‘re following along with the investigators and peeking over their shoulder as they uncover the clues that lead them to the killer. I wanted to feel some suspense and tension. This story finally got there about 1/4 of the way from the end. In the meantime, it was bogged down with a lot of extraneous detail that just felt like filler.

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I loved this book. The writing is gorgeous and the characters, especially Katey Kontent, are so multi-dimensional that they stay with you long after reading. Towles is a master at creating a sense of place, so Manhattan in the late 1930s became almost another character. It made me wish I could experience NYC like it was back then.

Cathythoughts Nice review! I‘m looking forward to this one 2mo
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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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I love finding historical fiction novels that introduce me to a piece of actual history that I never knew about. I had never heard of the Night Witches. Nina was my favorite character and I loved the descriptions of her childhood on the taiga in Siberia followed by her exploits in the sky as a pilot and her hunt for The Huntress. Quinn even managed to sneak in a quick cameo from Eve Gardiner from “The Alice Network,” which was neat.

Kaila-ann Nina was my favorite too and can‘t wait to read other stories about female pilots. 3mo
DGRachel Nina was my favorite character, too. ❤️ 3mo
LeeRHarry I have been looking for another book about female fighter pilots after reading the tagged book 😊 3mo
Beatlefan129 @LeeRHarry That book looks awesome! I‘m definitely adding it to my TBR 3mo
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2. I had to think about this, it‘s been a while. Maybe A Star Is Born
3. So many great summer foods—corn on the cob, watermelon, lemonade
4. 9, all younger than me
5. ❤️❤️❤️
#FriyayIntro

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved that movie!! 3mo
Beatlefan129 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I didn‘t know they made it into a movie! I‘ll have to check it out 3mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Yes to the lemonade love! ❤️🍋❤️ 3mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Beatlefan129 yes!! With Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper and the music is awesome!!! 3mo
Beatlefan129 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I got confused for a minute there and thought you meant that the book I tagged had been made into a movie 🤔 It‘s been a long week 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Beatlefan129 maybe it‘s me!!! 🤣🤣 3mo
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Friyay!: Blank Line Journal | Hunter Leilani Elliott
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1. I‘ve started organizing my home office. It‘s been a mess for so long it‘s become a project to get it back in order.
2. There are so many amazing places in Colorado. We just got back from Vail which was great but I love finding hidden gems that are off the beaten path and not many people know about.
3. Strawberry 🍓 shortcake
4. Not really because it means my vacation will be over and I‘ll have to go back to work
5. Will do!
#FriyayIntro

Slajaunie Just the word work is stressful! 3mo
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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Awesome giveaway! I‘m reading The Huntress right now and it‘s pretty great

kellyann28 You are entered! Good luck 🍀 3mo
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Brodsky Bookshop | Taos, NM (Bookstore)
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Pickpick

Came across this charming little shop while here on our vacation in Taos, New Mexico. They even had a grumpy orange cat sitting on the counter to approve of all your purchases 🐈

SW-T I was there a few months ago! Had a lovely chat with the owner. Nice shop 😊 3mo
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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

Maybe Rainbow Rowell is better suited to write YA characters. Georgie McCool just strikes me as a little too scattered and immature to be a married mother of two. Her husband Neal is so closed-off and cold, I have a hard time seeing him as a loving father. And her friend Seth seems to have no other purpose than to make Neal jealous. I didn‘t end up really liking or relating to any of them.

heidisreads Did you read her other Adult novel, Attachments? I enjoyed that one more than Landline. 3mo
Beatlefan129 @heidisreads I haven‘t read that one, I‘ll have to check it out 3mo
CoffeeAndABook I can only agree with @heidisreads - Attachments is one of my favorites!!! 3mo
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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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1. The tagged book
2. “Georgie pulled into the driveway, swerving to miss a bike.”
3. Us by David Nicholls. I‘ve been waiting a really long time for holds to come through from my library and trying to catch up on books I own in the meantime. This one surprised me and I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would.
#weekendreads

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Panpan

I downloaded this book for free from Amazon for International Book Day because the setting of the Cuban revolution interested me. I‘m not sure if it is the original writing or the translation, but the writing felt really flat to me. It also irritated me greatly that the narration switched from first person Carmela to first person Ignacio to third person. It was confusing and didn‘t add anything to the story.

Kathrin I finished it today and I agree with you 3mo
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Us: David Nicholls | David Nicholls
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Douglass tries everything he can think of to save his ailing marriage. When his wife tells him she‘s thinking of leaving him, he decides they should go through with the Grand Tour of Europe they had planned with their 17 year old son. Many memorable moments ensue, some funny and some bittersweet. I enjoyed this book, and I think anyone in a long term relationship could find a lot to relate to.

Reggie Do they stay together or no? 4mo
Beatlefan129 No, they end up separated in the end 4mo
Bindrosbookshelf I really enjoyed this when I read it - a quiet story about coming apart but how you also come together in the first place 4mo
BookShark I remember enjoying it too. Charming, funny, sad, real. A good trip. 2mo
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Five Feet Apart (Media Tie-In) | Rachael Lippincott
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As a nurse, I had to suspend some of my disbelief regarding how these characters behaved in the hospital.I can tell you now, there‘s no way you can just run around and visit the NICU.Aside from that, I found the story quite touching. Compared to “The Fault in Our Stars,” which has some similarities, I felt like these teens were much more realistic in the way they talked and the decisions they made.The ending even made me tear up a little.

SydneyBaerg BEST BOOK EVER 4mo
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Happy Birthday! | Christine L'Heureux
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Happy birthday and congratulations on reaching this awesome milestone!
#49bdaygiveaway

Jerdencon Thanks for joining 😀 4mo
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Stay gold Ponyboy
#JazzyJune
#GoldisGood

Eggs Love. This. 4mo
TheSpineView Always love Frost! 💜💜 4mo
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Lovely War | Julie Berry
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Pickpick

It was supposed to be the war to end all wars, but unfortunately that was not the case.It felt very fitting to finish this book on Memorial Day weekend.This book drew me in with a very creative setup by having a WW1 historical romance delivered by Greek gods.I also appreciated the author‘s notes at the end detailing her research. Although the main characters were fictional, she uses actual people from the time as some of the supporting characters.

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Billy Brennan is carrying the physical weight of 400 lbs and the emotional weight of his son‘s suicide #carrythatweight #beatlemaynia

CouronneDhiver I enjoyed that book a lot! 5mo
Eggs Nicely done. Stacked! 5mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I recognized Treavor Noah as the host of The Daily Show, but I didn‘t know anything else about him when I picked up this book. It was really illuminating for me to hear about his childhood growing up during apartheid in South Africa. At times, his story made me laugh out loud. In the end though, it was his amazing story of his relationship with his mother that made me love this book. I‘d recommend this book to anyone.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m not familiar with him bc I only watch YT, but I‘ve seen this book around. Definitely stacking...love this photo❤️ 5mo
Canndor I loved this one too! I laughed so hard at the poop on the newspaper part. Such an amazing life. 5mo
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⭐️ Eating whatever I want 🍕🍦
⭐️ Paying bills 💰
⭐️ Summers off from school spending time with my grandparents
⭐️ Certified nursing assistant in a nursing home
⭐️ Everything in moderation. My grandma said this all the time and she‘s 91 years old, so it‘s worked for her
#HelloThursday

cobwebmoth My mom has always said "everything in moderation."? 5mo
wanderinglynn Excellent advice. My grandmother & mom have always said that too. 👍🏻 Thanks for playing! 💛 5mo
Sharpeipup Great advice! 5mo
ulrichyumiodd Thanks for the tag! 5mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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This is so powerful and so true

Kaila-ann Love this ❤️ 5mo
rretzler 💕 5mo
Lauram My book club has selected this book to read this month. I‘m eager to start this one! 5mo
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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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This book seems like a very fitting choice for today. May we all celebrate our moms who taught us how to think and question the world around us. #happymothersday

Cortg I listened to the audio a few years ago and I can still here his voice imitating his mom yelling at him, TREVOR! 😂 5mo
starlight97 On my tbr! 😍 5mo
Gina Love that quote!!! 5mo
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Bailedbailed

Maybe I‘m sensitive today, but I just can‘t do this anymore. After the gratuitous violence turned into killing animals, I‘ve had enough. I wanted to try something outside of my normal comfort zone, but this is not it.

MicheleinPhilly I bailed on this too for the exact same reason. HATED IT. 5mo
Kaila-ann I finished this one and I don‘t regret it but it was really, really weird. 5mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I almost bailed, but it was a buddy read, so I stuck to it. Yes, the violence was WAY over the top. Def the most bizarre read of my life. 5mo
CouronneDhiver I couldn‘t do it either. Bleh! 5mo
mcctrish I finished. Didn‘t want barbecue for awhile afterwards 5mo
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This story is so crazy, it reads like fiction. It blew my mind how one by all accounts incredibly charismatic young woman was able to pull off a scam of this magnitude. What a fascinating story.

Drocchio03 After nearly a month, it‘s my turn with a copy from the library. Just picked it up today and can‘t wait to jump in. Especially after listening to the podcast! 5mo
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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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This looks like an interesting book. @Mowen036 is having a giveaway, so check out her post to find out how you can win a copy #whisperifyoucan And hi George!

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I knew it was going to be a good day when I woke up to a notification that my library hold for this finally came through. I‘ve been waiting since March 4th!

britt_brooke It‘s such a crazy story! Enjoy. 6mo
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1984 | George Orwell
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“It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Somehow I made it my whole life to this point without having read this book. I had no idea what I was missing! Eerily relevant to today‘s world, if anyone has not yet read this classic, you should!

Naj That is one of my favourite first sentences. And yeah, it's a great book! The sense of dread throughout the book is something few dystopian novels are able to get right. 6mo
TrishB I love this book. 6mo
rretzler One of my all time favorites. 6mo
QueenJen Confession: I'm one of those who hasn't read this. I've added to my tbr this year, however. 6mo
UwannaPublishme I must also confess. 🙋🏻‍♀️ I have a copy sitting on my shelves, I just need to open it. 5mo
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1. Walk the dogs, then grocery shopping 🛒
2. No, but I want to
3. Purple
4. Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
5. I decided to defrost my mini fridge and my sister‘s copy of Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban was next to it. When the ice from the freezer melted, there was a flood and the book got soaked 😢 Sorry @lizziellamacorn I still feel bad about that one
#PreMondayVibes

pepsicola Thanks for playing! 6mo
lizziellamacorn Ha ha I forgot about that book incident! 6mo
BooknerdsLife Oh No!!!😱😭 That is a sad story!! 5mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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I was so excited to find this magical Kindle cover on Etsy. #FriyayIntro

GripLitGrl 😍😍😍 6mo
wanderinglynn That‘s so awesome! 6mo
SassyBookworm Wow 😍 6mo
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TheSpineView Love it! Awesome score!💜 6mo
howjessreads Ooooh mental note for when I need a new cover! 😍😍 6mo
Beatlefan129 @howjessreads The company is called Klever Kase and they‘re based in the U.K. They are on Etsy and I highly recommend 6mo
LokiDokey 😍 gorgeous 6mo
BooknerdsLife This is gorgeous! 5mo
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🎵 In Da Club by 50 Cent, Bring Me To Life by Evenescence, Miss Independent by Kelly Clarkson
🎵Aquarius
🎵Laura Ingalls Wilder. The Little House books are the first series I remember falling in love with
🎵Tagging my newest follower @pjhari Welcome to Litsy 👋🏻
#WonderousWednesday

Eggs ❤️L. I. W. ❤️ 6mo
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1960s Omnibus | Agatha Christie
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🔵 The 1960s was a fascinating time. And I‘d want to go see The Beatles play live
🔵 Any, I‘m not picky
🔵 2 years younger
🔵 Nope, I‘m about 1200 miles away from where I was born
🔵 Will do!
#FriyayIntro

Bklover I have a relative who saw the Beatles in St. Louis back in the 60‘s and she still says that it was one of the highlights of her life. 6mo
RvnclawWhovian Seeing the Beatles live would be amazing! 6mo
Sharpeipup Seeing Beatlemania is a good choice! 6mo
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Piano Stories | Felisberto Hernandez
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📍I started taking piano lessons 7 months ago. I also knit, but I tend to do that more in winter
📍I‘d like to try making my own natural soaps and body products
📍I have some bookmarks I‘ve held on to since I was a kid
📍I‘ve just always wanted to learn how to play piano since I was little
📍 Great idea 💡
#HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Congrats on starting piano lessons! 👏🏻 And thanks for playing! 💜 6mo
BiblioLitten I‘d love to learn how to knit. ☺️ 6mo
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I had to put aside my work and finish this today. I was not really prepared to start crying at my desk,but it was so sad! I got lucky and never happened to have seen the movie version, so nothing was spoiled for me. I‘m definitely interested in seeing the movie now though. This was an absolutely beautiful story, probably my favorite Stephen King novel I‘ve read so far.

InBooksILive The movie makes me cry every time I watch it! I need to read the book still though. I'll make sure to have tissues on hand when I do 6mo
KathyWheeler The movie was excellent. One of the best — maybe THE best along with Shawshank Redemption — movie ever made from a Stephen King novel. They did the story justice. 6mo
TrishB Awesome book and film! 6mo
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whippoorwill815 I‘ve read *all* the Stephen King and this is my absolute favorite SK and is in my top books of all time! The movie is a fantastic adaptation. 6mo
wckdtwstdsweetcandy ...if im not 2 late...u wll b seriously happy w/ the film connected w/ the book...1 of VERY few i can say tht about... 6mo
MommyOfTwo I have not read this one yet but the movie is good! 6mo
Cathythoughts Loved the movie 💔 6mo
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Hold My Hand | M.J. Ford
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#90sSpringFling #90sPlaylist I was such a massive fan of Hootie & the Blowfish. Lucky for me, 90s nostalgia is all the rage right now and they have decided to do a reunion tour! I‘ll be seeing them when they come to Denver in July💞

Cinfhen I just saw they will be performing in philly this summer, too! 6mo
DebinHawaii Nice! 👍I almost put them on my playlist but forgot at the last minute. 6mo
Megabooks I liked them in the 90s, but I love Darius Rucker‘s cover of Wagon Wheel!! 6mo
Beatlefan129 @Megabooks Oh my gosh, I love that song! Darius Rucker has such a great voice 6mo
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Mehso-so

This chunkster of a cookbook is great for someone who is looking for evidence based recipes. Ever wondered if you should salt your steaks before grilling? J. Kenji Lopez-Alt has tried 5 different ways of doing it and provides graphs to show you the results. Oddly enough, he also writes like he thinks he should be some sort of stand-up comedian, taking cracks at his wife and mother in a strangely off-putting way. Skip the text if you can.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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This may be my favorite book of all of 2019. I actually miss reading it every night now that I‘ve finished. #BesstBooksofAR2019

megnews I‘ve seen a lot of great reviews of this lately. My book club may be reading soon. I know one of my friends was going to recommend it for our next selection. 7mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I usually read before I go to bed at night. While I was reading this book, it felt like I was having a chat at the end of the day with a friend. There is a genuineness that shines from the pages of this book. “You matter” is a message that I don‘t think we can hear enough times. I‘m going to share this book with my mom and sister. Because they matter, and they need to hear it again too.

Djspens I love this book! I'd like to listen to the audiobook just to hear it in Michelle's voice! 7mo
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