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Joined May 2016

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Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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When I picked up this little book I wrongly assumed I'd finish it in a day. And sure, it can be done, but there's so much depth and heart, I had to let it sit with me and digest it slowly. It's thoughtful and quiet with shades of 84 Charing Cross Road- maybe just because it's epistolary? - I can't be sure. It also it didn't hurt any that I love the Tollund Man and he is a catalyst for the story and continues to be mentioned throughout.

GypsyKat This photo is lovely! 5d
Bookish_B @GypsyKat thank you 😊 4d
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Tonight's book signing was for a book on one of my favorite hangouts, The Chateau Marmont. When the author came to me for personal stories of hanging out with celebrities I said, "Ok! Yes, of course I'll help you BUT I can't tell you all the stories because I have to save some for my memoir". Of course he agreed and I was happy to show up and support him tonight. (Please note the heartfelt personal dedication in the pic). Continued in comments

Bookish_B Now, some might say I never actually set foot in the Chateau Marmont and that even if tried I probably couldn't even afford the parking but those people are just jealous. Obviously 🙄 🤣😝 5d
GuiltyFeat I had drinks at the Chateau Marmont once. The Olsen twins were celebrating their 21st birthdays on the next table over. Good times. 5d
Bookish_B @GuiltyFeat fun! It's honestly just never occurred to me to go there! Maybe until now, lol. I pass by it often but it's just not the kind of place I'd think to casually have drinks at, you know? 😄 5d
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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I got some unexpected bad news this weekend and was in need of something to get lost in. Luckily I had this book and it worked wonderfully. It was such a fun and delightful read. It's less steamy than The Kiss Quotient but still sexy and a total page turner. There was a particular, we'll call it, "sex ed" passage that had me laughing out loud. I loved it. Helen Hoang does it again ??

Reggie I will always remember last Father‘s Day. I was at work and people were the most horrible they‘ve been in a while. On my breaks I started The Kiss Quotient and by the time I finished it, that horrible day had been erased. Saving this one for Father‘s Day this year. It‘s good to hear you liked it!! 6d
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I really enjoyed this book. What a fantastic debut! If you're in a book club this would be such a great choice. It's not just fantastically written but there is SO much to dive into and unpack. Some great discussions to be had!

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Hung out with Melinda Gates & John Legend tonight. We discussed how to best empower & lift women to their full potential. As I was leaving Melinda stopped me to ask if I'd like a copy of her book & I said, "Sure Mels. That'd be great, thanks!" So she signed it, put it in a tote bag and bid me farewell. Of course since I was getting a book John wanted one too! That guy! Anyway, it was a lovely evening. ??

*Parts of this story may not be true.

Suet624 😂😂😂 2w
wanderinglynn May not be true, but it‘s a great story! 👍🏻😂 2w
Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣 I love your asterisk. 2w
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Bookish_B @Suet624 😬😁 2w
Tanisha_A Hahaha! Love it 2w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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They're here! So excited for both these books. And I just realized I've been doing tote bags wrong this whole time because what is even the point of a tote with no book pocket?? 🤓🙌🏼📚

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Unexpected Gifts | Elena Aitken
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This was on my desk when I came in to work this morning. It's lovely to be thought of but especially in a bookish way ☺️ 💗📚

wanderinglynn What a lovely surprise! 3w
Bookish_B @wanderinglynn isn't it? I was tickled 😊 3w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Book of the Month selections done! So excited to see The Bride Test was one of the picks! What'd you all pick?

Ashley_Nicoletto I chose the flight portfolio. I had listened to The Kiss Quotient on audio and loved it that way so I‘ve preordered The Bride Test on audio as well. 3w
Bookish_B @Ashley_Nicoletto I almost got The Flight Portfolio too but decided to wait. I read The Kiss Quotient in print a while ago but then saw it was on Spotify and listened to that just last week! It was great 😊 3w
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Sold on a Monday: A Novel | Kristina Mcmorris
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I picked this up on a whim at the Festival of Books. Just before reading it though I saw some reviews saying it was too slow so I went into with unfairly low expectations. I have to say I did not find it slow at all & really enjoyed it. Part one seemed like it deviated from the expected story but it does come back. There are a lot of twists and turns (arguably too many?) but I thought it was a thought-provoking, quick, entertaining read.

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My Life on the Road | Gloria Steinem
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I'm embarrassed to say this is the first thing I have ever read by Steinem but I'm happy to say I really enjoyed it and I'm sure it won't be the last. So many great stories and lessons! I genuinely feel like I learned a few things from a new "friend." On a side note, someone went to the Flower District this weekend and picked up some flowers. Can you guess who? ?

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This was between a so-so and a pick for me. Overall, I enjoyed it. I love a story of strong women who are figuring it all out; and complicated, flawed friendships. The thing I was not a fan of though, was the constant God and bible references. I had to stop a couple of times to try to google whether it was meant to be a religious book. No offense to anyone but that was just off-putting to me. Not my cup of tea. That aside, it is a good read.

Aswenson That wouldn‘t be for me either, good to know! 4w
Bookish_B @Aswenson honestly, I debated whether to mention it or not because I have a low tolerance for it and maybe it's not that bad but then decided it was worth mentioning it. Just in case 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4w
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I love how rich and well-researched Lisa See's books are. How you can be completely immersed in a culture and world so foreign to you but the human relationships bridge the distance. I love how she writes about female friendships and how loving, difficult and complicated they can be. And if that weren't enough I got to learn about fascinating, strong, brave women divers I'd never even heard of!

Eggs Beautiful photo! 1mo
Bookish_B @Eggs thank you! 😊 1mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review and great pic! 1mo
Bookish_B @erzascarletbookgasm thank you! 💓 1mo
pl.2886 Beautiful pic! I loved Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. 1mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I adored this book. I gobbled it up in no time and then kind of regretted not taking my time with it but I already know I will re-read it. There's a lot to unpack in this book but written with such seeming ease and lightness that it does not overwhelm or feel like a slog. A favorite of 2019 for sure!

Tanisha_A Nice review! Loved it too! 1mo
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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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Day two at the Festival of Books did not yield much in the form of books because I took my niece and we spent most of our time in the kids section BUT the two hard covers are signed by the authors and I got this awesome tote! A wonderful weekend as always! ❤️

Slajaunie I actually had an indie bookstore friend and I offered this but he never hired me. 😟 1mo
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My haul from the Festival of books today! Not as big as I was expecting but there's still tomorrow 😊❤️

ShyBookOwl Seeing In a Dark, Dark Wood everywhere lately. Hope it's good! 1mo
Bookish_B @ShyBookOwl Honestly, I got it for free for buying The Only Woman in the Room but I've seen it a lot as well. Looking forward to it. 1mo
Cinfhen 😍 1mo
pl.2886 I really enjoyed In a Dark, Dark Wood! The Only Woman in the Room is on my TBR. 1mo
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Don't you love a week that starts with book mail? 😊

Tanisha_A Ooh I have read only NP, the other 2 are on my tbr! Nice mail! 1mo
pl.2886 So excited for Miracle Creek and Normal People! 1mo
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Only Child | Rhiannon Navin
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Book club yesterday to discuss this book. The overall opinion was that it was just ok. Didn't love it. But the food was delicious!

Drocchio03 At least the meal and company balanced the read; the photo is beautiful! 1mo
Bookish_B @Drocchio03 They definitely did. Thank you! 1mo
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If you get a chance to see Lisa See during her book tour for this book you should! It's a really interesting talk. I'm excited to finally be able to start this 😊

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I love books about Los Angeles history so I when I went to the Greystone Mansion this weekend I was most happy to take some books from the gift shop off their hands 😊The West of Eden is supposed to be very dishy which I am all for!

Susannah West of Eden is good, especially the section on the Dohenys. I hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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I can't say I finished this feeling like I knew a whole lot more about Ruth than I did going in. The early part of her life is pretty much the same info that can be seen in her documentary. The majority of the book is a recap of some of the biggest cases she was involved in & how the court voted. The latter part has some personal details I wasn't familiar with but not much. Still, I'm glad I read it. I appreciate her and her work even more.

Lea Have you read My Own Words? I wonder what the similarities are. I read that one and watched the documentary. 2mo
Bookish_B @Lea I did read In My Own Words but that one is more excerpts from her dissents, and other things she's written, verbatim. This one, after the first 200/300 pages (which cover her early life, career) is more background on the cases, how they came to the Supreme Court, how they would affect the country, the "behind the scenes" on the voting process, etc. As well as biographical details whenever they were available to be added, of course. (edited) 2mo
Lea Very interesting. Thanks for the response! 2mo
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Quotation Mark | Mary Elizabeth Salzmann
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I cannot resist bookish jewelry! Got some quotation mark earrings from my local indie bookstore. Aren't they cute?

Literary_Siren I love those!! 2mo
CouronneDhiver Yes! 😍 2mo
candority Adorable! 2mo
Redwritinghood Those are great! 2mo
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I just liked this stack of books with it's pretty cover from the Lisa See book signing a couple of weeks ago 😊

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Starting some light reading this week! 😂 This is what I like about participating in reading challenges. It pushes you to read stuff you'd otherwise put off, or not read. I definitely wanted to read RBG's bio but because it's so big I wasn't sure when I'd get to it. Because I'm doing a reading challenge with my FB book group I decided to just tackle this. It's going to take a while, sure, but I'll be happy to be able to check it off my list!

Tanisha_A I would love to read this one day. Also, got to know a movie is coming up as well. 2mo
Bookish_B @Tanisha_A another one?? When? 2mo
Tanisha_A @Bookish_B I am sorry, it's the 2018 one. It's releasing here super late. 2mo
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Bookish_B @Tanisha_A oh, you're referring to On the Basis of Sex? I enjoyed that one! When does it come out for you? 2mo
Tanisha_A @Bookish_B Yes, that one! I think they'll screen it her sometime next month! I like the trailer, so I am excited. 2mo
Tanisha_A *it here 2mo
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I don't really know how to convey the joy of reading this book. I'm a big music fan. I go to tons of concerts and love watching interviews of musicians explaining how songs came to be, how albums were put together and how everyone gets along on tour. I also love a book set in Los Angeles. This book is all of those things (and more)! I just loved it. And I hope someone out there is really recording the songs. I need to hear them!

WanderingBookaneer I went to an author event, she‘s looking forward to the series because she‘ll finally hear the songs. However, the audiobook—which is phenomenal—includes an instrumental track of one of the songs. 2mo
Jerdencon Such a great book! 2mo
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Sometimes the best way for me to describe a book is to say it's like a Hallmark movie. This is one of those. It's cosy, entertaining, not very deep, but you know, still enjoyable.

Coleen I like that description! 😊 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Book mail is the best mail! My next two reads have arrived 🙌🏼

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I enjoyed this while reading it- it was easy, quick, fun-but I finished it last week and have a hard time even remembering it 😳🙈

Ashley85 That happens to me all the time 😂🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
Bookish_B @Ashley85 😂 I si have a bad memory but I don't usually forget them so soon! 😆 2mo
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I love Betty White. While I knew her career spanned decades I didn't know what that entailed. It's amazing all the people she worked with or met along the way. There's also a little about her personal life; nothing too deep but just enough to get to know her. Unfortunately there is not a lot about the Golden Girls and I have to wonder if that's not on purpose given the fact they didn't always get along? Overall though, I really enjoyed this.

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I haven't technically finished reading it but I'm more than halfway and it's a short read. I had been expecting a light, quirky romp but it's not really that. It's a bit more academic albeit funny in parts. It's not bad but I feel the description is misleading 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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This is a time travel book that is not concerned or bogged down with the mechanics OF time travel because that is sort of besides the point. It's an interesting, page-turning and heartbreaking story that does require plenty of suspension of disbelief but is worth it because it's an interesting story and concept.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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My B&N #bookhaul sale order has arrived! I missed out on the free tote bag but that's ok. I already own some of those! 👍🏼😊

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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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I love expat artists in Paris so I chose this book on that alone. I enjoyed it but think one of the main reasons is that it introduced me to a bunch of new (real) people I had not known of before, particularly Lee Miller. I love googling names and looking at pictures of the real people and their work and then doing deep dives later (I've got a bunch of nonfiction stuff on my TBR now) so I'm really glad I made this my BOTM pick!

Tanisha_A Sounds super interesting! 3mo
cathygee This was my #BOTM and I google while I read as well! 😂 I am not quite finished and I can't wait to see how it wraps up! 3mo
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My husband asked me to order him a book for work and it was like other books were just throwing themselves into my cart! Never send me to buy books (online or otherwise) unsupervised!

No worries, there's a discount that hasn't been applied to this total 😂

Hooked_on_books I was once laughed at in a bookstore for telling them they should supply chaperones. I feel your pain. 😂 3mo
CareBear @Hooked_on_books this made me laugh out loud! 3mo
Reagan-reads 😂 I hate it when books just put themselves in the cart! This happens to me all the time! 3mo
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Bookish_B @Hooked_on_books I mean, seriously! Would it be too much to ask that you be able to walk in, grab a basket or bag, and a person to follow you around and smack your hand when you exceed your dollar limit or grab something not on your list?? 🤣😝 3mo
Bookish_B @Reagan-reads it IS a bit disconcerting at first but then you just gotta go with it 😜 3mo
auntie_jenn tell him you needed them to qualify for free shipping 😉 3mo
Hooked_on_books @Bookish_B Perfect! 😂 3mo
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This has a lot of what we loved in A Man Called Ove: the misunderstood characters with a heart of gold, a group of misfits coming together to help each other out, heartbreaking AND heartwarming moments. I did not love it as I did A Man Called Ove but I did enjoy it very much. If you need an uncomplicated feel-good book this should do the trick! 👍🏼😊

Tanisha_A I really liked reading A Man called Ove. Would love to read this too! Nice review! 3mo
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Book club last night. This book was surprisingly well researched. It reads a bit more like a textbook rather than a comedy book so I would say it's interesting with a side of funny.

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This book had been in my TBR list (and shelf) for a couple of years now and finally just decided it was time to read it. I really enjoyed it. I realized I knew next to nothing about The Hindenburg, the passengers or even how it the airship itself worked. I very much enjoyed the writing, the characters and the obvious research that went into telling the story. It's been a little over a week since I read it but the characters are still with me.

Eggs Beautiful photo 3mo
Hooked_on_books I really liked this one! I also enjoyed her next book, which was a little different, but came together well in the end. 3mo
Bookish_B @Hooked_on_books I plan to read that one but it probably won't be for a while. I do already own The Wife, the Maid and, the Mistress so I think that will be next one of hers for me 😊 3mo
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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My latest book order has arrived. Kindred has been on my TBR list for ages; happy to finally be getting to it.

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Mischling: A novel | Affinity Konar
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When you go to the dollar store and find an autographed copy of a book on your TBR list. Score! 🙌🏼

pl.2886 Wow, that's amazing! This has been on my TBR for ages. 3mo
AmyG Wow! And this was a good book, too. 3mo
irre Awesome!! 3mo
Bookish_B @AmyG that's what I've heard! 3mo
Bookish_B @pl.2886 mine too! 3mo
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Happy Valentine's Day from Jane Austen and me ❤️😆😉

LeahBergen 😆😆 3mo
BookBabe 😂😂👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️❤️ 3mo
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Commonwealth | Ann Patchett
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When I picked up this book and was actually reading it I enjoyed it. I thought the writing was wonderful, but I was never dying to pick it up once I put it down for the day. I read this after Sally Field's memoir which was rather depressing so that that may have affected my feelings about it because this was definitely not a happy story either. Maybe that was too much sadness back to back? I don't know but it gets a "pick" just in case ??‍♀️

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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Sally Field's childhood was not good, certainly, but she focused on just sharing negative experiences which became tedious & depressing. I wish she would've balanced it out a bit better because instead of loving her more I ended up kind of disliking her!🙈😳 FYI: Most of the book takes place in her youth up until the filming of Smokey and the Bandit. After that most movies only get mentioned by name but not the experience of working on them.

GypsyKat Good review! I‘ve been on the fence about this one, and I‘m thinking of just skipping it. 3mo
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The Address | Fiona Davis
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This was an enjoyable read. Not an entirely plausible story but I kind of forgive that because I expect it going in and because I like the concept of these books based on famous buildings in New York.

Tanisha_A Nice review! Also, those candles! 😍 3mo
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I live in Los Angeles and love learning about its history. I also love movies and classic Hollywood and this book covers a lot of that. I found that the book, paired with the You Must Remember This podcast, was a fantastic combo. I went back and re-listened to episodes dealing with the classic stars mentioned in the book and it really added a whole other level to the experience.

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My belated Christmas present from my husband arrived this weekend. It's a quilt with some of my favorite books on it. I love it SO much ❤️

Kaye Wow that is beautiful. 4mo
Kaye Did you tell him what books you wanted or did he know ? 4mo
AmyG That is absolutely beautiful! 4mo
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DivineDiana Amazing gift!❤️ 4mo
Purrfectpages What a unique gift! 4mo
Redwritinghood That‘s amazing! 4mo
Thousand-Lives WOW!! 😍 4mo
NatalieR That‘s gorgeous! ❤️ 4mo
a.bookish.byrd Amazing! 4mo
Amandajoy That‘s beautiful! 4mo
Eggs Gorgeous 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Love it! 4mo
Bookzombie That is beautiful! (edited) 4mo
Coleen ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Bookish_B @kaye He knew a handful of them. For the rest, apparently we had a conversation about our favorites some months ago (I vaguely remember) and he took notes 😊 4mo
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I have ALL THE FEELINGS ABOUT THIS BOOK! I admit I picked it up only because of the hype, and even then, rather reluctantly. It started off a bit slow for me but it could just be because I started right after Ready Player One and it was quite a shift in gears, so to speak. Anyway, once I got going I found it hard to put down. I ended up loving it. This would make for a great book club selection. I want to talk to people about it!

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Is there anything you haven't heard about this book already? It's great. I loved getting to know her background which I admit I knew nothing about. I think it made me admire her more, if that's possible. I got to see her in conversation when she did her book tour and it was like going to church. She's such an inspiration ❤️ #

britt_brooke I was also unfamiliar with her background. This book far exceeded my expectations. 5⭐️ 4mo
ClairesReads An absolute Queen! 4mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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Had book club tonight for this book. I honestly was not sure how everyone would feel about it but it turns out we all loved it. We met at an 80s themed restaurant that had free video games. It was perfect. And it turns out I still kick ass at Galaga 😜🙌🏼 (But my hands and wrist will hurt tomorrow 😂

Bookzombie How fun! 4mo
MrBook Whoooaaa! Love it! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
BookBabe Yay, so fun! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Sounds like an awesome time. @MrBook and I enjoyed that book, too. 4mo
Reggie Your night sounded awesome!!! 4mo
Reggie Did you get captured so you could get two ships shooting at the aliens? 4mo
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Hey all! Does anyone recognize this book? What is the title please?

laurenbescoby My sleuthing discovered this! X 4mo
Bookish_B @laurenbescoby yessss!! You rock!!! 👏🏼👏🏼Thank you! 4mo
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All Your Perfects | Colleen Hoover
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This was my last read of 2018! Reliably quick and enjoyable as always with Colleen Hoover books 😊

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This was... unfortunate. The writing and story were so bad it was as if a high school student read P & P and thought, "that doesn't seem too difficult. I think I can reverse the roles and set it in modern times." Except they couldn't. And I checked, the person who wrote this is not a high school student so I don't know what her excuse is. If you're an Austen fan and feel compelled to read it I can't stop you but borrow, don't buy it!

TheFunkyBookworm Im sorry this was a dud but I sure do love a good ol‘ snarky negative review 😂 5mo
Bookish_B @TheFunkyBookworm ? Lol. Honestly I very seldom post bad reviews because I feel bad for the authors but in this case the writing and story were SO bad I felt they were really just taking advantage of Austen fans who would naturally be drawn to this because it's an Austen "remake" so I decided not to feel too bad about going for it. 5mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Bookish_B I totally get what ur saying- sometimes I feel bad too... but sometimes it is totally deserved!!! (See my review on The Store by James Patterson 😂) 5mo
Lea I have the Hallmark movie on my DVR. Wonder if it‘s any better. 5mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig Your tree is lovely! 5mo
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