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BookDadGirlDad

BookDadGirlDad

Joined July 2021

Husband, father, disciple. I'm not addicted to reading. I can quit after one more chapter.
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@TheAromaofBooks My #bookspinbingo list for December. (Yes...I misspelled a word in #14...😳😳) A lot of repeats from previous months.

melissajayne Oooh, Snow Falling on Cedars is an excellent book. 2d
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1d
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I still have 3 more sections to outline, but I figured I'd get some words on the page. @wanderinglynn @Awk_Word_Smith It's strange, wonderful, and invigorating to see a small kernel of an idea explode as I was outlining.

wanderinglynn Awesome! You have definitely dived right in. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2d
Awk_Word_Smith That creative burst always feels amazing 2d
Sola Raynor Yay!!! 2d
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Scrivener For Dummies | Gwen Hernandez
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So, @wanderinglynn and @Awk_Word_Smith , I downloaded a trial of Scrivener. Outlining/corkboarding a non-fiction. #writebooks #readerauthorwannabe #countingwords

Awk_Word_Smith Congrats! This is fantastic news! 3d
wanderinglynn I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 3d
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The votes are in. @Susanita and @RaeLovesToRead unanimously voted for me to read this. Thank you ladies. My list of who to blame if I don't like it or who cost me money to get more of the books if I do consists of you two!!😁😁😁 Thanks for playing!

RaeLovesToRead Hope you like it! 😄 6d
aperfectmjk Let me know how it turns out. I just picked this up myself, so I'm in the same position. 6d
Blaire I love these books. Go to for airplane reads or breaking out of a reading slump. 6d
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5 ? See what I did there? No? You should read this book to find out. The backdrop of the book is the "current" war between Westinghouse and Edison along with who invented the light bulb. A very "enlightening" historical fiction novel about the men who brought about our electrical system as we know it and the young lawyer in the middle of it. This book.was an attention grabbing, page turner of a read. Fantastic!!! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 5d
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My TBR is quite long and I should probably pick one off there, but I just bought quite a few books from these authors. They must be read. Know what I mean? 😁😁 So, dear littens, help me out. VOTE FOR WHICH I SHOULD READ FIRST! I know any will be a good start to enjoying these authors! VOTE!!

Susanita I vote for Lee Child. 6d
RaeLovesToRead Killing Floor was kinda fun 😄 6d
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Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Decided to add some "adventure" to my reading. Paid more per book than I like, but when you drive 45 minutes because they boast 200000 books in store, you bite the bullet. #usedbookstores #buyallthebooks #badpuns

Andrew65 Great stack of books, worth every penny / cent. 1w
BookDadGirlDad @Andrew65 I hope so. You don't sell the books these guys have if they are garbage. I figure these Baldacci, Child, and Cussler would be good additions to my TBR. 1w
Andrew65 Read all the Baldacci books and they are excellent. Love Cussler too. 1w
Sola Raynor I absolutely love the “Memory Man“ series! 1w
Bklover I love Clive Cussler books! 1w
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Last Days of Night | Graham Moore
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On to my #bookspin for November. This has been on the TBR for a bit.

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The Book of Heroes | Miyuki Miyabe
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I had high hopes for this book. I really wanted to like it. While I liked the MCs, the philosophy became confusing and muddled a perfectly engaging plot. It was hard to follow at times. Maybe it wasn't the right book at the right time for me. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 2w
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On vacay this week. Had to hit up a familiar thrift store where we typically get good books. Have I ever read a Lee Child? No. At 50 cents each, I've just become a Lee Child fan.😁😁 #bookhaul #thriftstorebookhaul #thrifty #everexpandingTBR

EvieBee Lol!! Too funny. I know exactly what you mean. 2w
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
ShelleyBooksie Lee Child is an excellent author. Enjoy! 2w
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The Book of Heroes | Miyuki Miyabe
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Starting November with my #doublespin. Apparently, the author is quite popular in Japan.

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The Book of Heroes | Miyuki Miyabe
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My November #bookspin and #doublespin. Last Days has been on my TBR for a bit. The tagged book has spent less time on the TBR but may win out to read first. I managed to hold off 24 hrs after finishing my last book for #bookspinbingo to hit. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 3w
eeclayton I loved The Last Days of Night ☺️ I hope you'll enjoy it, too! 3w
BookDadGirlDad @eeclayton It certainly looks intriguing!!! 3w
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This was a much needed read for me. McKee brilliantly and simply lays out the case for modern Torah observance and provides ample rebuttal against common objections. He makes a call to engaged detractors first based on commonality and love and then fruitful discussion can be had on differences. If you are wondering about this "Messianic movement", this would be an excellent book to read.?????

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Been there. But, by grace, forgive and move on.

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Just finished reading this with my now 8 year old. This is rhe final book in this series. I found the continuation of the line of Wendy's descendants to the island fun and intriguing. Tink, of course, plays a major role with occasional appearances by Peter. This was a fun read made better by reading it aloud to my daughter.

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My November #bookspinbingo list. Vacation in November followed up by eating way too much turkey and all the fixings. Will I continue my bingo streak? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday. Good luck!!! 1mo
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I do believe this will be a slower read. I have a feeling highlighter and pens will be used on the pages of this book.

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And that's a bingo this month!! 2 months in a row. #bookspinbingo

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Pickpick

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVED this book. ❤❤❤❤❤ Forget star ratings. 5 hearts. This book is so sweet. It hits all the feels. It made me happy, sad, and even righteously angry. The backdrop of the circus sideshow highlights the themes of being accepted for who you are, love, freedom, and true friendship. This is her best book yet and one you should absolutely read. Buy it. Now.

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I've been working my way to this one. I happen to know Kelli and have thoroughly enjoyed her other 2 books. #tbr #namedropping #bookspinbingo

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Departure | A. G. Riddle
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This is one of those "I can't put it down" books. The book started in an adrenaline rush and continued all the way through. This was the thrilling roller coaster we all like to ride: Fast with plenty of twists and turns. I knocked this out in 2 days (a superhuman feat with 3 girls under 8). Well worth the time investment. #tbr #bookspinbingo

Suet624 I don‘t usually read this kind of story, but you have me curious. Stacked! 1mo
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Departure | A. G. Riddle
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Clearing out the #TBR for #bookspinbingo. This looks very interesting and seems well rated by my fellow littens.

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Torah Rediscovered: 5th Edition, Revised | Ariel and D'vorah Berkowitz
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a re-read for me. This book points out the importance of Torah in the life of any believer. It contradicts the anti-Torah teaching of the modern church and corrects much misinterpretation of Paul. It is excellently and clearly written. It is not a deep, scholarly tome, but one of simplicity written from the desire to the whole of Scripture honored and obeyed.

mandarchy Thanks for a great review. I need to get this for my dad. He loves reading scripture and talking about it, but he draws the line at organized religion. This looks like a book he would enjoy. 1mo
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Tiger Moon | Antonia Michaelis
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Went to the flea market hoping to find diffusers. We didn't. Did find these, though. The Siddur and Torah commentary were $$$. All the books standing except 2 are Patricia Polacco. Right stack is all me.

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Torah Rediscovered: 5th Edition, Revised | Ariel and D'vorah Berkowitz
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This will be a much needed re-read. Very informative and eye opening.

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Wings of Fury | Emily R. King
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This was my Kindle choice for my October #doublespin. This one kept me engaged all the way through. I was beginning to wonder where the story was really going. The last 30 or so pages? Whoa!!! Didn't see that coming! This is a surprisingly fresh take on the mythological gods with a very strong female main character. I will be adding the 2nd book to my TBR pile. @TheAromaofBooks

BookDadGirlDad @my.books.in.squares My review 2mo
my.books.in.squares @BookDadGirlDad awesome, im glad you enjoyed it. I am looking forward to picking it up. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Because when your favorite pop up bookstore opens up their warehouse you buy books. #bookhaul #buyallthebooks #tsondoku Now to clean and enter in to librarything.

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Wings of Fury | Emily R. King
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Starting my #doublespin for October. (A Kindle read)

my.books.in.squares Id be interested to hear your thoughts on this one. I have it on my TBR. 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @my.books.in.squares I'm just over 25% in. So far, it has kept my interest. Her take on the gods is interesting and slightly reminiscent of Percy Jackson 2mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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This was an interesting read. Murderbot is a very intriguing character. I was easily drawn in to the story. Martha Wells weaves the internal conflict of Murderbot well in the external plot. As much as Murderbot seems to not care, in the end he finds he does. A great story of compassion, friendship, and self discovery. October #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

BkClubCare These are so fun. I have been waiting for months it seems to get the 6th from the library. “They say” it should be soon, I am 2nd on the list. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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My October #bookspin and #doublespin. I've many books in Kindle from being a Prime member. Time to start reading them...maybe. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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My September #bookspinbingo resulted in one bingo with 8 books read. 8 books is above my norm since I prefer longer books and don't have a large portion of reading time.

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Another highly recommended book by y'all. Let's see if you're right again.

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The Way I Heard It | Mike Rowe
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I found this book to hit all the feels from sad to happy to funny. The stories presented drew me in. His ane dotes following were just as interesting. A light, fun read for any fan of Mike Rowe.

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My October #bookspinbingo. @thearomaofbooks This has been a good way for me to clean the TBR. I could always just quit buying books.🤣🤣🤣

TheAromaofBooks Playing #BookSpinBingo is a WAY better way of dealing with your TBR than putting yourself under a book-buying ban! 😂 2mo
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Yum! Todd's griddle sandwiches.

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The Way I Heard It | Mike Rowe
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Need to read something a little lighter. I really like Mike Rowe.

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The Family Upstairs | Lisa Jewell
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$3 each new. #Littens have posted about these many times. Y'all keep me with good recommendations and an empty wallet!!

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I've exceeded my goal. Maybe I set it too low. Of course, I am an amateur compared to some of my fellow #littens in the number of books read! 😁😁😁

Mollyanna Nicely done! Congrats 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
PurpleyPumpkin Well done!👏🏽 2mo
Smrloomis 🥳 Good job! 2mo
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TiredLibrarian 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤ 2mo
Reggie Congrats! 2mo
fredamans Congrats!!! 2mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I can say without reservation that this is the best book I've read this year. It was far beyond my expectations. The friendship that develops between the two MCs is the highlight of the book. Perseverance. The will to survive. The beauty of self sacrifice for others. All this and more propel this story. I had a hard time putting it down. All the hype is true. This is a must read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

IuliaC Great review! I loved it too 👍 2mo
Texreader That‘s great to hear!! I loved The Martian and am anxiously awaiting getting my own copy of this one. 2mo
BeeMagical I might have to move this one up on my listen list!! 2mo
Twainy I loved the audio even more than the book (I didn‘t think that was possible but yep) 🖤 2mo
ShelleyBooksie I loved the friendship so much! 2mo
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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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#Birthday #bookhaul Kelli Stuart is a personal friend. I'm excited to read it. Y'all raved on the tagged book.

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Along for the Ride | Rachel Meinke
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My friend @Tjdiggs077 is friends with the author. She got me a SIGNED copy for my #birthday. So awesome! I love signed books! Word has it this book is on its way to being a Netflix movie. At 53, I don't know if YA romcom is my thing, but I'll be reading it nonetheless.

persephone1408 Signed copies are the best! 2mo
jdiehr Happy birthday! 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @jdiehr Thanks!!! 2mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Let's see what all rage is about. Next up!!!

ShelleyBooksie I generally do not read sci-fi and I ♡ it 2mo
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Artemisa | Andy Weir
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I understand what people disliked about Jazz. I can agree to a point. I think Weir overdid the sexual innuendo in this one. That is my only criticism. This was a fun, quick, thrilling read with plenty of twists. The science was enough to keep one interested and make you go "Hmmmm." I once wanted to live on the moon. Weir let me do that in spades. Bonus: this gave me a BINGO!! #bookspinbingo @thearomaofbooks.

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Artemisa | Andy Weir
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Mixed reviews on this one but I rarely pay overly much attention to reviews. I am eager to read this and Project Hail Mary.

EvieBee So I‘ve never read any of his books but was considering jumping into Project Hail Mary. 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @EvieBee That's on my TBR. I enjoyed reading The Martian (as well as the movie). There is a snarkiness to his characters that I enjoy. 2mo
HeyT I liked this one. The only main thing I heard about it was that people think the main female character is written like a middle aged white guy but I mean it didn't really make me think that way so your mileage may vary. 2mo
Allkat Couldn‘t put it down. Very suspenseful! 2mo
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Black Horses For The King | Anne McCaffrey
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This is an excellent addition to any library of an Anne McCaffrey fan. The theme of humbleness versus pride is the overarching theme. The rise of the humble Galwyn to friend and loyal servant of Lord Artos (King Arthur) is a fantastic tale in the Arthurian legend. This is excellently written. I loved it.⭐⭐⭐⭐

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A milestone!! I love #litsy all you fellow #littens.

PhyllisH Congratulations 🎊🎈🎉😁👍🏻👏🏻 2mo
deeannloso Congratulations 🎉🍾🎊 2mo
suvata Woo Hoo 🎉💫👍🏻 2mo
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TiredLibrarian Hooray! 😻🎉 2mo
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
KristiAhlers That‘s awesome. Congratulations! 2mo
Librarybelle Congratulations! 2mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
fredamans Congrats!! 2mo
julesG Congratulations! 2mo
Birdsong28 Congratulations 🎊🎉📚📖 2mo
DarkMina Congrats! 2mo
La_Cori Woohoo!! Congrats 🎉🥳📚 2mo
LaurelChandler Congrats!! 2mo
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Black Horses For The King | Anne McCaffrey
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I've loved McCaffrey and her dragons for 30+ years. I never knew this book existed. Excited to she how she weaves this Arthurian tale.

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This book is frightening. IF the hypotheses put forth are proven true (I believe he is on to something), the modern maladies we face from Crohns to MS to RA are all caused by metal toxicity. The source? Vaccines. If true, this has major implications on the medical and pharma industries. Very interesting read and well researched (243 footnote citations). ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

bibliobliss I want to read this book!! I believe that one day (too late) the world will finally realize just how dangerous vaccines can be (especially for susceptible groups!) 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @bibliobliss It is very good. He has a few others that are equally interesting concerning polio and autism. I think the theory behind vaccination is sound, it's the methods and chemicals (aluminum) that are dangerous. 2mo
bibliobliss @BookDadGirlDad I need to educate myself more on the topic but your assessment sounds valid to me 2mo
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Happens every time. #buymorebooks The complete Oz collection was $20 (retail $120). The 4 on the left were just pretty (and unabridged)

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So, I bought one. I get the Prime free book a month. I still like a physical book....

Ruthiella I also prefer a physical book over an ebook. But having an ebook really opens up your options. During most of 2020 my library books were ebooks. 3mo
TiredLibrarian Keep an eye out for freebies & bargain books too- one of the best parts of having a Kindle! 3mo
Bookwormjillk I finally caved and bought one too. It is nice for reading in bed. 3mo
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jdiehr Reading in bed and traveling 👍🏻 3mo
EvieBee And all the free library books! You may not need to buy many! 3mo
BookDadGirlDad @EvieBee Not buy books!!! Never!!!😁😁😁🤣🤣🤣 3mo
EvieBee @BookDadGirlDad true, true. This coming from the owner of over 3K kindle books. 🤣 3mo
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