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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Look who showed up on its release date.. THE PHILOSOPHER‘S WAR!! I‘ve been waiting for an entire year! Thank you Tom Miller for keeping your release dates close. I don‘t know if I could take a longer wait! 😍❤️🧚🏼‍♀️💣

BookBumming Synopsis; The second book in the thrilling series that began with The Philosopher‘s Flight finds Robert Canderelli Weekes as a rookie Rescue and Evacuation flier on the front lines of World War I in France. He came to save lives, but has no idea how far he‘ll have to go to win the war. 10h
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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So after MANY people including my own mother have recommended The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to me, I‘m finally getting to it!! An online bookclub I‘m in chose it for July‘s read and I‘m super excited to participate! I‘ve heard nothing but wonderful things about it! I‘m a few chapters in and so far I‘m enjoying it a lot! (I‘m also enjoying my stack of Oreos with milk)
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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“dystopian/sci-fi” in my opinion, is not truly an accurate genre for this read. The premise of this book is actually not so far fetched from reality. In fact, it seems downright probable and likely to be the norm. As a pregnant woman and mom of a two year old, a lot of the themes tugged at my heartstrings and played on my motherly emotions. It wasn‘t as shocking or bizarre as I thought it would be but it is worth the read!

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“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”Gandalf 🌋👑
Nothing like visiting dear friends. And that‘s exactly what it‘s like rereading this series. No matter how many times I read this one, I can‘t help but to get swept away in the grandest of adventures. Hate saying goodbye.. so I‘ll just say see ya later.

Bookwomble That's a well-loved book 😊 ❤📖❤ 5d
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Officially 31 weeks pregnant and doing some road trip reading. I‘ve got 50 pages left of The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Some parts have definitely resonated with me because I‘m a mother myself, AND I‘m currently carrying a child. Couldn‘t have picked this book up at a more perfect time in my life probably. Can‘t wait to see how it ends because believe me, the stakes are high right about now. 😬

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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June Wrap Up📚
SHORT reviews in comments⚠️
It was a great month for reading! Literally everything I consumed was 5 stars, so no complaints there!! 🥰❤️📚
(Reader‘s companion from an instagrammer “Littleinklingsdesign”) 📖

BookBumming The Buried;An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
(Five star non-Fiction)🇪🇬

The Green Mile by Stephen King
(Five Star, suuuper good)🐹

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien🌙
(Reread-absolutely wonderful as always)

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
(Five Star, MUST READ)😈
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BookBumming Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All by Arthur Holland Micheal👀
(Five Star paranoia inducing nonfiction)
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sounds like a wonderful month of reading, hope July goes just as well. 💖📖💖 2w
BookBumming @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It truly was a great month! Thank you! Hope July is a good month for reading for you as well!!! 2w
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Friday is a perfect day to start a new read. I think I‘m ready to crack open this bizarre dystopian, The Farm by Joanne Ramos! It might be extra outlandish for me seeing as how I‘m currently a little less than 30 weeks pregnant myself.
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Of course it cuts off half the picture. LAME
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BookBumming Nestled in New York‘s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you‘re paid big money to stay here—more than you‘ve ever dreamed of. The catch? 3w
BookBumming For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it
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BookBumming But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she‘ll receive on the delivery of her child. 3w
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BookBumming Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. 3w
BookwormM Love the way you are colour coordinated with the cover and congratulations 3w
BookBumming @BookwormM Thank you SOOOO much: I‘m very excited! 💕 2w
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You never know when you‘re being watched or listened to. These days it‘s best just to assume you always are.
The song lyrics from a Nirvana song comes to mind;
“Just because you're paranoid
Don't mean they're not after you”

Eyes in the Sky by Arthur Holland Micheal is highly informative, I feel like everyone needs to read it if they get the chance. 👀🔎
Synopsis in the post I made before this one⚠️⚠️⚠️

catiewithac Love this tote! 😍 2w
BookBumming @catiewithac THANK YOU!! 5d
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Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, by Arthur Holland Micheal👁🔎
Second Non-Fiction read of the month.
Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards.

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BookBumming Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thousands of moving targets at once, both forwards and backwards in time, across whole city-sized areas. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. 4w
BookBumming In battle, Gorgon Stare and other systems like it have saved countless lives, but when this technology is deployed over American cities—as it already has been, extensively and largely in secret—it has the potential to become the most nightmarishly powerful visual surveillance system ever built. 4w
BookBumming While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids. Facebook in the heavens.  4w
BookBumming Drawing on extensive access within the Pentagon and in the companies and government labs that developed these devices, Eyes in the Sky reveals how a top-secret team of mad scientists brought Gorgon Stare into existence, how it has come to pose an unprecedented threat to our privacy and freedom, and how we might still capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its many perils. 4w
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Five star read! As twisty, action and sci-fi packed as this novel is.. it was actually very touching too. There were parts that really moved me and spoke to my heart. Blake Crouch has a way with words. He takes very complex themes and adds a simplicity to them that makes reading about mind bending concepts feel fun rather than exhausting and daunting. If you‘re looking to EXPERIENCE a book, not just read a book, I‘d recommend Recursion any day. 🧠

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Five star read! As twisty, action and sci-fi packed as this novel is.. it was actually very touching too. There were parts that really moved me and spoke to my heart. Blake Crouch has a way with words. He takes very complex themes and adds a simplicity to them that makes reading about mind bending concepts feel fun rather than exhausting and daunting. If you‘re looking to EXPERIENCE a book, not just read a book, I‘d recommend Recursion any day. 🧠

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Recursion by Blake Crouch

I‘m ready to start this newly released Science Fiction. Supposedly it‘s a real brain wrecker! I‘ve only heard amazing things about it!! ⚠️🧠

Synopsis; Memory makes reality. That‘s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

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BookBumming Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It‘s why she‘s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent.
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BookBumming As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.

But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them?
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Tattooedteacher This is such a crazy brain twister. Not sure how Crouch can get his brain around these concepts not to mention write about them. Bind blowing. 1mo
BookBumming @Tattooedteacher It‘s really good so far! I‘m devouring it!! 1mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne is a Five star read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the most diabolical villains in literature EVER. I‘m just SICK about how all this went down. You‘ve got to pick this book up ASAP! It‘s disgustingly fantastic. 😈
Synopsis is in the comments.⚠️

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Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own.
Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann.
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BookBumming He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel.
Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high.
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BookBumming Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall.. 1mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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A little visitor came and read with me today. I guess even the smallest creatures know a good book when they see one. (The book is A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne) 🦋📖 #aladdertothesky #readingbuddy #lol #funny #cute

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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I thought since June is “Pride Month🏳️‍🌈” I would read a book featuring some gay main characters. The author John Boyne also wrote The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas which makes this read feel promising. The main reason this book caught my interest was the fact that the central character is not truly a protagonist of this story but mostly the antagonist. explanation in the comments. ⚠️

BookBumming Maurice, a fame hungry aspiring writer but essentially a talentless young man, finds a way to climb to the top of the literary world using a A 66 year old virgin novelist, who grew up in Berlin during the rise of Hitler, even wearing a swastika armband along with his friends as a teen and working as a clerk in one of the army headquarter buildings during the war. 1mo
BookBumming I‘m curious to see how this plays out and if Maurice is able to attain AND maintain the notoriety he is desperately seeking.
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Definitely not my first time reading or even my first time rereading The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.. but it is my first time reading this 1971 edition I snagged from a local vintage shop.
I‘m in love with the artwork on this cover.
Stoked to be going on this adventure again.
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teainthelibrary These are some of my favorite editions! Might be time for a reread myself 🤗 1mo
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A book that certainly lives up to all the HYPE..I‘m very grateful that I was only less than 1 year old when the first installments were being released. How could I possibly wait monthly to read each piece? Instead of getting to the conclusion in 6 months, I was able to binge read the book and get closure within days. Although I can see the fun in waiting..I don‘t know how anyone could withstand the suspense that is The Green Mile.

BookBumming So beautifully written. The characters are amazing. If you haven‘t read this book yet, DO IT!!! 1mo
C.Perone I read this, in installments, when it first came out; and ended up really loving the experience 1mo
FlowerFairy I read it in installments when it first came out as well. Was a lot of fun 😁 4w
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“For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.” -Gandalf 🧙🏻‍♂️

No matter how many times I read this gem 💎 I‘m always thoroughly thrilled. It‘s an adventure I could take part in a million times. Can‘t wait to read the last book again. Even knowing how it ends by heart the quest has not been finished yet. Cheers to timeless tales.

teainthelibrary This is perhaps my favorite series to reread - I find something new each time. 1mo
BookBumming My favorite series to reread. But starting with The Hobbit as that‘s my actual all time favorite book. Always something new to treasure especially reading it at different ages or points in my life.❤️ 1mo
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Interestingly enough this novel, set in a Depression-era Southern prison‘s death row, was released in several serial installments.
The first installment, titled The Two Dead Girls was released in March of 1996, with one installment a month published through the final installment, Coffey on the Mile, which was released in August of the same year. Every single installment ended up on the New York Times best seller list. #stephenking #thegreenmile

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I am a smarter person after reading The Buried An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler. 🇪🇬 Full review in the comments⚠️
This is such an informative and insightful book about not only the politics of today‘s Egypt but also Egypt‘s, cultural and religious customs, family relations, and REAL people Peter and his family got to know while living there.

BookBumming The archeology on top of all that was just a bonus. I loved all of this book, but I especially enjoyed learning about the everyday life of regular people in a place SO different than America. Peter Hessler gave a voice to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and its aftermath that I never would have understood if not for reading this book.
So thankful I picked it up despite how intimidating it was!
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Severnmeadows I‘ve loved all his books- I‘m going to get this now 😊 1mo
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My best friend and a good book. Who could ask for anything more? 🌻📖💕

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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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(Continued review in comments)
The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer is a very steamy historical fiction that centers around the relationship of two real life photographers and their time in Paris during the 30s. It took me awhile to get into this read, but once I researched the people and their works I got very invested! (Famous picture of Lee Miller in Hitler‘s bathtub)

BookBumming They are some very talented artists for sure. I felt that this was a fairly shallow way to tell their story. But perhaps their story is just that. Shallow! There is a lot more to Lee Miller than her affair with Man Ray. She was a war correspondent for World War II for goodness sake! But that was only lightly touched upon. 2mo
BookBumming Despite that fact I found myself throughly enjoying the drama and passion of this novel. I was constantly looking up new artists from the era that I‘ve never heard of and it was kinda awesome. I learned a lot reading this, and now I want to know more about these people. 2mo
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I‘ve been craving a non fiction read! Good thing I‘m starting my May Book of the Month! It‘s called, The Buried An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler. I can already tell how informative it‘s going to be. I‘m a sucker for a book with maps. 🗺

Sydsavvy It was so good! 2mo
BookBumming @Sydsavvy a little more than halfway through it and it‘s been suuuuch an informative read! I love it! 1mo
Sydsavvy @BookBumming I‘m so glad! It‘s like: 🙇🏻‍♀️ who knew I could care so much?! 1mo
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A great adventure never gets old no matter how many times you‘ve been on it.
I read The fellowship of the Ring in March so no; I‘m not going from The Hobbit to The Two Towers.. lol I just really wanted to read The Hobbit again before starting #2 in #LOTR #lordoftherings #thetwotowers #hobbits #ent #wizard #adventure #fantasy #quest #jrrtolkien #dwarves #war #elves #fantasy #middlearth #classic

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Forgot to post this!
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite book. This was my 17th time reading it. Except this time I had the absolute pleasure of listening to the audible version narrated by Rob Inglis.. he was just OUTSTANDING. He provided different voices for all of the characters and creatures as well as sang the dozens of songs so vibrantly. It really made the entire experience that much more special. I never wanted it to end!! 🐲⛰💎😭

BookBumming “There it is: dwarves are not heroes, but calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not, but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don‘t expect too much...” 2mo
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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This pregnant Mama is delighted. A newly released novel and some super cute Mother‘s Day cupcakes plus chocolate milk!
This novel is fits well into the theme of Mother‘s Day AND being pregnant! The Farm by Joanne Ramos sounds kinda insane. It‘s about a Farm for down and out pregnant women having babies for the wealthy.
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Synopsis in the comments! #happymothersday #motherhood #pregnancy #pregnant #mothersday #mother #mom #dystopia #scifi

BookBumming Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. 2mo
BookBumming Synopsis; Nestled in New York‘s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you‘re paid big money to stay here—more than you‘ve ever dreamed of. The catch? 2mo
BookBumming For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else. 2mo
BookBumming Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she‘ll receive on the delivery of her child. 2mo
TheEllieMo Sounds like a really interesting book! 2mo
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Apparently one of my favorite reads from last year is on sale on amazon‘s kindle and iBooks today for $2.99! Check it out! You won‘t regret it! Very creepy and suspenseful Scandi-Noir! 😱⛈
I‘ll posh my review in the comments! #scandi #noir #kindle #ibooks #digitalbooks #mystery #thriller #crime #creepy #Scandinavian #norway

BookBumming Five star read! Scandi Noir novel, The Boy At The Door by Alex Dahl.
I think being a parent made this book a little more horrifying than I may have found it if I didn‘t have a child. The main narrator (the story is told from 3 different perspectives) is extremely unlikeable and painfully unreliable..which only adds to the suspense and thrill of it all!!
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BookBumming Alex Dahl being born in Oslo, the capital of Norway, has surely given her a knack for painting a stunning Scandinavian backdrop. After finishing the novel I feel like Alex Dahl truly took me to the places that her characters went whether I wanted to be there or not.
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong strong." #Smaug ??
#dragon #dragons #thehobbit #meme #bookmemes #lol #funny #jrrtolkien #lotr #lordoftherings #adventure #fantasy #quest #treasure #tolkien

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What‘s your most often reread book? I‘ve read it 16 times. It‘s my very favoritebook. However, believeitornot, I‘ve never listened to the audiobook! This will be my 1st time. So far I‘m in love with the way Rob Inglis does each character and creature in unique voices. Audiobooks are life savers when you‘re cooking and cleaning. Tonight I enjoyed my favorite book while cooking dinner next to the mural that my favorite artist painted in my kitchen!!

BookBumming I apologize about the grammar and spacing. The character limit really puts a damper on my thoughts. *eye roll* 2mo
BookBumming Oh and the artist happens to be my sister in law. 💘 2mo
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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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21 week baby bump.. featuring my newest romantic read and my little bff playing in her sand box in the background. ❤️

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer
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She went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it.. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray.

MoonWitch94 Sounds like a good read! Your bump is too cute, btw ☺️ 2mo
BookBumming It‘s interesting! Thank you so much!!! 💘😭 2mo
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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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Well I‘ve finished Mockingjay.. the final book in The Hunger Games series. It was a very emotional and suspenseful read! I‘m mad about some of the stuff that happened.. but that‘s always a good sign. It means I formed attachments to characters because they were so well written. It‘s so twisted that it could actually happen. I‘ve said it before, and I‘ll say it again.. ⚠️⚠️continues in the comments⚠️⚠️

BookBumming Suzanne Collins did a masterful job at world building. I‘m a big fan of dystopians and this now falls into my favorites. I‘m happy with the ending. I feel like it gave me the closure I needed with this series. 💙
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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There is so much to say about this southern gothic novel.. and yet I can‘t find the words. I truly felt like I was on this family‘s journey the whole way rather than an observer. The dark humor won me over right away, the dictation challenged me in the best ways and the scenery descriptions didn‘t leave out any of the 5 senses.. I feel like a more well rounded reader after finishing this story. ⚠️Remainder of the review is in the comments⚠️

BookBumming I already miss certain characters and want to know what ever becomes of them.. Cash, Darl, Vernon, Cora, even Dewey Dell and Mrs.Bundren the 2nd. If you get the chance to read this novel, take it. It is simultaneously beautiful, horrific and hilarious. 3mo
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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🤪📚❤️🤘🏻
Currently switching back and forth between reading William Faulkner‘s As I Lay Dying and The very last book in The Hunger Games! What are y‘all reading? #asilaydying #willaimfaulkner #thehungergames #mockingjay #teampeeta #katniss #lit #weekendreading #literary #bookmeme #meme #memes

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So.. the author of my favorite read of 2019 just commented on my Instagram review of her book The Night Tiger. I‘m literally screaming! I love Yangsze Choo so much.
😭❤️😱📖 You can follow me at BookBumming on insta if you want! #thenighttiger #yangszechoo #bookstagram #instagram #authoracknowledgment #fangirl #love

bookandbedandtea That's so cool! 3mo
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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I‘m so glad the 3rd book is already published so I can go right into it. Catching Fire was great! I loved all the new characters. Suzanne Collins is a true master at world building. As outlandish as the books are it all seems like it could easily be real. Despite all the stuff that happened I still find myself worrying about the whole Peeta VS. Gale aspect! Lol I‘m such a girl! But it‘s weighing heavy on my heart! Personally I‘m a #Peeta fan!

Kaila-ann The third one is good as well. I just finished it on audiobook yesterday. #teampeeta all the way! 3mo
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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This classic #southern #gothic was written in 1930. William #Faulkner wrote it in 6 weeks while working the night shift at a power plant! I‘m super excited for this read because #WillamFaulkner wrote my all time favorite short story. “A Rose for Emily” that specific story inspired me to write some stuff of my own so I‘ll always hold it near and dear to my heart.
#Chickens were mentioned right off the bat so I had to feature them in this picture.

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Want whiplash from a book? Read Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. As far as courtroom #dramas go.. this one is everything you could possibly want. The further the story progressed the more I was questioning my instincts. Some parts were #painful to read, which I love in book. The question went from who is #guilty, to is anyone innocent??
Loved the #legal charts and #diagrams, they added authenticity to that courtroom feeling. #angiekim #courtroomdrama

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My 6th read of this month will come from my Book of the Month subscription! This month I chose a courtroom drama! It will be a good change of pace to go from a mythological battle to a legal battle! 💙🧡 synopsis in the comments. #miraclecreek #angiekim #flowers #photography #courtroom #drama #legal #battle #autism #hyperbolicoxygenation #submarine #therapy #medicine #health #fiction #bookofthemonth #botm

BookBumming A literary courtroom drama about a Korean immigrant family and a young, single mother accused of murdering her eight-year-old autistic son

In the small town of Miracle Creek, Virginia, Young and Pak Yoo run an experimental medical treatment device known as the Miracle Submarine—a pressurized oxygen chamber that patients enter for therapeutic “dives” with the hopes of curing issues like autism or infertility..
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BookBumming But when the Miracle Submarine mysteriously explodes, killing two people, a dramatic murder trial upends the Yoos‘ small community.

Who or what caused the explosion? Was it the mother of one of the patients, who claimed to be sick that day but was smoking down by the creek? Or was it Young and Pak themselves, hoping to cash in on a big insurance payment and send their daughter to college?
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BookBumming The ensuing trial uncovers unimaginable secrets from that night—trysts in the woods, mysterious notes, child-abuse charges—as well as tense rivalries and alliances among a group of people driven to extraordinary degrees of desperation and sacrifice. 3mo
BookBumming Angie Kim‘s Miracle Creek is a thoroughly contemporary take on the courtroom drama, drawing on the author‘s own life as a Korean immigrant, former trial lawyer, and mother of a real-life “submarine” patient. An addictive debut novel for fans of Liane Moriarty and Celeste Ng, Miracle Creek is both a twisty page-turner and a deeply moving story about the way inconsequential lies and secrets can add up—with tragic consequences 3mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Once again MadelineMiller has fed my soul. Reading her retellings of mythology that most people are familiar with, is like literal magic. I‘m swept away to places I‘ve known for years but seeing them in all new perspectives. She is one of the best modern day bard‘s, a fresh but ancient voice of the past and present all at once. Of all the times I‘ve experienced the Trojan War, I don‘t think I‘ve ever felt so deeply about the experience. ⚔️🎶✨

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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Started listening to the #audiobook of Catching Fire (#2 in The Hunger Games series) while I go about my household duties today. I‘m 6 chapters in and I‘ve already cried more than a handful of times. Lol I love it. 🔥😭
Certainly makes washing dishes and doing laundry a lot more exciting. 🚰🧽🍽🧺🧹
#thehungergames#suzannecollins#wifelife#momlife#crying#catchingfire#katnissevergreen#chores#laundry#dishes#housewife#mom#mockingjay#inmyfeels#toogood

rretzler It certainly makes the housework more bearable! 3mo
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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

I‘m only a few chapters in and it‘s so captivating. The characters are on my mind long after I‘ve closed the book.
It‘s my second book by her, the first was Circe, another Greek mythology retelling. I absolutely adore Greek Mythology, always have so I can already tell I‘ll be eating this book up just like I ate Circe up. #thesongofachilles #greekmythology #mythology #greek #retelling #achilles #circe

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 💕💕💕💕 3mo
tpixie Loved both books! Was lucky enough to talk to her and the author seemed really nice also! Happy Reading! 🥳📚🥳 3mo
BookBumming @tpixie wow!! That‘s so neat! She‘s a fabulous writer. I‘m waiting for her to write another!! 3mo
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BookBumming @tpixie I‘m SOOOO glad you enjoyed my posts! I love to read and share my thoughts!! 3mo
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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tpixie Interesting!! 3mo
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BookBumming The ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 347 challenges to library, school and university materials and services in 2018. Of the 483 books challenged or banned in 2018, the Top 11 Most Challenged Books are: 3mo
BookBumming 1. George by Alex Gino
Reasons: banned, challenged, and relocated because it was believed to encourage children to clear browser history and change their bodies using hormones, and for mentioning “dirty magazines,” describing male anatomy, “creating confusion,” and including a transgender character
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BookBumming 2. A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo by Jill Twiss, illustrated by EG Keller
Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ content, and for political and religious viewpoints
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BookBumming 3. Captain Underpants series written and illustrated by Dav Pilkey
Reasons: series was challenged because it was perceived as encouraging disruptive behavior, while Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot was challenged for including a same-sex couple
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BookBumming 4. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Reasons: banned and challenged because it was deemed “anti-cop,” and for profanity, drug use, and sexual references
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BookBumming 5. Drama written and illustrated by Raina Telgemeier
Reasons: banned and challenged for including LGBTQIA+ characters and themes
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BookBumming 6. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Reasons: banned, challenged, and restricted for addressing teen suicide
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BookBumming 7. This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Jillian Tamaki
Reasons: banned and challenged for profanity, sexual references, and certain illustrations
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BookBumming 8. Skippyjon Jones series written and illustrated by Judy Schachner
Reason: challenged for depicting stereotypes of Mexican culture
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BookBumming 9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Reasons: banned and challenged for sexual references, profanity, violence, gambling, and underage drinking, and for its religious viewpoint
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BookBumming 10. This Day in June by Gayle E. Pitman, illustrated by Kristyna Litten
Reason: challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content
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BookBumming 11. Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan
Reason: challenged and burned for including LGBTQIA+ content
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I‘ll start off by saying this was a fairly good read! But I wonder if I‘m the only person who found Daisy EXTREMELY unlikeable. I couldn‘t stand her. I wasn‘t rooting for her even a little. I love rock and blues #music so this novel was pretty entertaining. If you‘re a Stevie Nicks or a #FleetwoodMac fan you‘ll be able to see where a lot of the plot came from.. in other words #drama drama drama with a big ol‘ heaping serving of #drugs and #sex.

BookBumming I gave it 4 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3mo
Djspens Agree! I was beginning to think I was the only one that thought it was just ok.... 3mo
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BookBumming @Djspens I know the author has a huge loyal following! I‘m still going to give her other book The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo a chance! It‘s on my bookshelf waiting! 3mo
BookBumming @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you so much! 📚❤️ 3mo
Djspens @BookBumming me too! I just ordered The Seven Husbands! 3mo
tpixie @BookBumming I want to read seven husbands too but I don‘t know if I really want to read about drugs sex and rock ‘n‘ roll anymore?!! Lol 😂 3mo
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The Perfect Child | Lucinda Berry
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I finished this book days ago and I‘ve still got chills. Initially I started reading it because it was free with Kindle Unlimited. I thought it would be another “lifetime movie” novel but I was WRONG. It‘s very well written. It‘s not in the horror genre but it should be. I‘m STILL scared. This book had me SHOOK basically from the beginning. Review continues in comments ⚠️

BookBumming Definitely worth the read but I will say the ending is VERY open ended. Almost as if there should be a second book but, but I‘m afraid there won‘t be.. it may just be one of those endings that is meant to leave you asking more questions than you began the book with. Ugh. 3mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!!! w❤️🧡💛💜💚💕 3mo
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BookBumming @CoffeeNBooks @ProfReader Thanks for the warm welcome!! 📚💘 3mo
ProfReader You are welcome! 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Absolutely loved the references to Greek tragedies because I eat those up in fact, that was probably my favorite thing about this novel. Its a very poetic thriller. Im used to crazy twists and turns in this genre but the twist written by Alex had an elevated meaning behind it. True art! It wasn‘t a twist for shock value‘s sake. It served an honest purpose and that is a rarity in the thriller world.. It‘s a page turner and an easy read.

BookBumming Shady grammar so I could fit the whole review. Lol!! 🙈 3mo
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Hands down one of the most beautifully written books I‘ve ever read. From the folklore to the descriptions of the food I was mesmerized. So much culture jam packed into one story. It‘s a MUST READ! Yangsze Choo has an absolutely undeniable way with world building. Every part of the story felt authentic despite how fictional it is.

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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Seriously heartbreaking.. if you can get through it.

I read a lot of this genre. I feel like that does me a disservice when it comes to twists. I knew the ending within the first few chapters. But that doesn‘t mean you will! I think it‘s work a read! Especially if you‘re a mother.. you will catch some very real feels from this story! This was a digital ARC

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The Catcher in the Rye | J.D. Salinger
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I love when I realize why a classic is considered a classic. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger speaks for its time, our time, and for all time. Aimless, angsty, eerily familiar..I think we all know a Holden Caulfield. The whole book read like a painful conversation with a friend. I also loved the mental health aspect of this novel.. it‘s just so candid.
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BookBumming In 1945 This story was partially published in serial form before it was finally published as a novel in 1951. This is a 1991 edition! it is one of the most Banned and challenged books.. you‘ll have to read it to find out exactly why. 🧒🏻🌾⏳
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BookBumming The author of The Catcher in the Rye is very interesting to me! Salinger served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was involved in the 1944 invasion of Normandy. He began the story in his 20s before he set out for war. He had bits and pieces of the novel with him throughout all of the brave moments and all of the horrible things he saw from Paris to the Concentration Camps of Nazi Germany. 3mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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The 50th book I read of 2018..
The last book I‘ll finish this year!

No Exit by Taylor Adams 🌪❄️🥶

HOLY MOLY!! Wowza. This book was insane. The twists and turns were so thought out. I literally screamed out loud for the majority of this read.. Sometimes when you read a suspense thriller.. the plot and twists are a bit unbelievable even if they are exciting.. but Taylor Adams has a way with realism. It was scary real.

BookBumming Being a mother only made the suspense more fierce. I for sure would be a Darby Thorne if I needed to be. Now... I‘m gonna need Taylor Adams to get to work on his next book!! Lol!! 3mo
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