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Bookishgal71

Bookishgal71

Joined June 2017

Wife to a semi-reader, mom to two gorgeous readers, teacher, bookworm. “You don't read books, you say? I'm sorry. We cannot ever be friends...”
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Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell
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'Salem's Lot by Stephen King
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The Animators: A Novel by Kayla Rae Whitaker
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My Massachusetts book. I need to read faster! #readingusa2019

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Mehso-so

Just finished this - some twists and turns but really nothing to write home about.

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Wish | Barbara O'Connor
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North Carolina done! #readingusa2019

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Wish | Barbara O'Connor
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Lovely “coming home” book. Ideal for 4th-5th graders. No action or violence. Highlights include foster parents, southern living, VBS, and overcoming prejudices. This counts as my NC book. #readingusa2019

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Wish | Barbara O'Connor
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I‘m putting this on my classroom wall!

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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This is my Vermont book, as it takes place there. a suspenseful and creepy read. #readingusa2019

Librarybelle I was supposed to read this in February and didn‘t get around to it. It‘s climbing quickly on my to read pile! 6mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Ever wish you could bring someone back from beyond? Think it would be rainbows and unicorns? Nope. Creepy and worth the read.

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Unschooled | Allan Woodrow
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Message: cheaters never win and winners never cheat. This is a cute read for fourth and fifth graders. Lilly and George are best friends until they become captains of opposing teams. Will their friendship make it and who will win??

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Time is running out. To enter, go to @TheSpineView comment and repost. Congrats on 50K! Use #50KLoveLitsy in your post, too!

TheSpineView Good luck! 6mo
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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And with this book, I get to check off California. #readingusa2019

Librarybelle Nice! 7mo
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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I read this for Reese‘s book club. This is my least favorite of her picks so far, but still a good read. I would classify this as a light-hearted romance. #reesewitherspoonbookclub #hellosunshine

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This book makes journaling easy and has some beautiful quotes sprinkled along the way.

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Towers Falling | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Kaye ♥️👍🏼 8mo
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Good Riddance | Elinor Lipman
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I won both of these from Goodreads this month. So exciting! I went for years without winning one and now that I am entering these giveaways regularly, they‘re starting to come in. I have two more coming! Yay! #goodreadsgiveaways

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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Yes! This book is fabulous. The protagonist is a young woman with big dreams in a difficult time. She actually reminds me of Bridget Jones in her bumbling way. I actually got embarrassed for her! Aside from the odd capitalization technique, this is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging read.

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Towers Falling | Jewell Parker Rhodes
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A great middle-grade book focusing on 9/11 through the fictional eyes of a young girl whose father lived through it. Thought provoking and relevant for today‘s youth. A more personal way to learn about it, and appropriate as well.

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Sweet, modern romance. Perfect for Christmas time. #reesewitherspoonbookclub #hellosunshine #lalalifebookclub

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Wow!! 10k! Fabulous!! I tend to like the Hamish Macbeth series by MC Beaton. Set in Scotland. Sloe Gin Fizz: sloe gin and Fresca. Yummy. @gradcat #birthdaygiveaway

gradcat Thanks (again, lol) for entering!! 8mo
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My Year | Roald Dahl
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Thar she blows...

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I am an unabashed fan of horror. This book allows the reader‘s mind to fill in the gaps. To draw the pictures. What would happen if you saw Them? What do They look like? What happens to your mind when you see Their faces? Eerie and suspenseful. Downright scary. Loved it. Quick, too.

Reviewsbylola Loved this one! 9mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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This was my first Moriarty book. Not bad. Lots of characters to keep straight. Briefly, a bunch of people attend a health resort hoping to transform themselves. And they do. Just not in the way they thought they would. Not a book I would have picked on my own, but entertaining enough. #lalalifebookclub

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Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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This book grew on me. It started out going from 0 to 60 in five seconds, but the further I read, the more I wanted to. Very sexy. Like Pretty Woman, but with a male escort instead of a female. An autistic protagonist makes it all the more interesting. A sweet, sexy, unique, modern romance. Set in my neighborhood, no less!

sprainedbrain There‘s a sequel coming out in 2019! I‘m excited. 😃 9mo
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Fever Dream | Samanta Schweblin
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This book was awful, IMHO. I had very high hopes, given its place in the Tournament of Books, but for the life of me, I could not ever figure out what was going on.

Ruthiella Wasn‘t my favorite either. I was rooting for White Tears to win! 9mo
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Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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JenlovesJT47 I want to apologize to you and @sweetpealsd - I‘m behind but I‘m working on your book right now, Mindi and hope to have it mailed out by next Monday at the latest! 9mo
sweetpealsd 👌🏾👍🏾 9mo
Bookishgal71 No worries!! 9mo
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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An easy, suspenseful read with a surprise ending. #reesewitherspoonbookclub

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Lucky Boy | Shanthi Sekaran
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This. Every bit of this. Such a great and unexpected favorite. Adoption. Infertility. Illegal immigration. Indian, American and Mexican culture. Berkeley. Silicon Valley. So, so good.

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No Talking | Andrew Clements
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There are so many ways to communicate. Is talking overrated? The kids in my daughters class, as they read this book with me, practiced not talking or only using three words at a time. I think it made them more thoughtful when choosing their words. Cute, fast and easy.

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Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Ever wonder why? I think that may be what this book is about - a woman who has unanswered questions. It is a tying up of loose ends. The once in a lifetime chance to question fate. Heading your way @JenlovesJT47 #GroupQ #LMPBC

JenlovesJT47 I apologize, I‘m behind on my two books but I‘m going to try to get through them this week! I‘m sorry! 10mo
Bookishgal71 No worries 10mo
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Lucky Boy | Shanthi Sekaran
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Anybody watching 60 Minutes?? This book tells the story of the separation of children from their illegal immigrant parents from three different points of view: the illegal mom, the foster mom and the foster father. Unusual to hear from foster parents. I think it‘s fiction but probably very realistic. Wow. Just wow.

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How many of us are there in the SF Bay area? I live in Palo Alto and am wondering if anyone would like to form a book and related adventures club with me?

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I am here. Heaven.

cathysaid I was there in September. Agreed. It‘s heaven. 10mo
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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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On its way to you @Avanders !! #TeamJaws #HGPBC

Avanders Yay!! ♥️ 10mo
Bookishgal71 And there (((might))) be a little something in there for you @Avanders 10mo
Avanders @Bookishgal71 oooh exciting!! 🎆 10mo
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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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The first Stephen King book that was not considered horror for me. There were glimpses of King‘s normal style, but a departure from his darkness and gore. Maine, of course. Oddities, of course. A short, engaging, easy read. In the mail to you by Monday @Avanders #hgpbc #teamjaws

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Taming of the shrew | William Shakespeare
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It‘s a surprise, sometimes, to see how bawdy the greats could be. I imagined Elizabeth Taylor as Kate the whole time.

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Gwendy's Button Box | Stephen King
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Thank you @bookish_wookish ! It came today. I will get reading and turn it around as quickly as I can! Thanks, too, for the cute socks and bookmarks!!! You‘re the best!

bookish_wookish Yay!! 11mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽 11mo
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Beezus and Ramona | Beverly Cleary
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Love revisiting some of my childhood favorites with my 10 year old. She enjoys them as much as I did!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! @RavenLovelyReads !!! This is so exciting and PERFECT!! You are so thoughtful, from my favorite candy, to my favorite color, to gifts for my classroom use. Amazing! I wish you the best of all haunted days today. Now excuse me, I‘ve got some scary books to start reading... #HalloweenHorrorSwap

RavenLovelyReads Im so glad you liked it! Have a fun Halloween!! 🎃 👻 🧛‍♂️ 11mo
RavenLovelyReads Btw- my kiddo is all about recycling, and he made me throw in the reusable shopping bag. I‘ll let him know you liked it 🤓 11mo
Bookishgal71 Please also let him know that CA is very much a green state and we USE these bags! Not only that, sugar skulls are my fave!!! I keep them out year round! 11mo
Bookishgal71 I dropped the little pumpkin lights into a mason jar and now they are one of my favorite Halloween decorations @RavenLovelyReads 11mo
RavenLovelyReads @Bookishgal71 oooh! That sounds pretty!!! I was going to put them on my treadmill to feel like she‘s cheering me on, but the movers put her out of reach! I have boxes to unpack before I can reach her 😳 11mo
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#halloweenhorrorswap So exciting!!!

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Comanche Moon | Catherine Anderson
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Just a run of the mill Comanche romance. A bit antiquated in its machismo man attitude, but good for light romantic reading.

theresidentromantic "run of the mill Comanche romance" isn't a phrase I've heard before. What does that entail?" 11mo
Bookishgal71 “Savage” Native American man “tamed” by meek-turned-strong Caucasian pioneer woman. Seems to be a fairly common storyline for romances involving Native Americans. Granted, this book is years and years old... (edited) 11mo
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Halloween Treats | Carolyn Haywood
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1. The Exorcist or The Nightmare Before Christmas
2. Reeses PB Cups or Reese‘s Pieces
3. Anything with glitter
4. Yes to supernatural!
5. Yes to witches!
6. Black cat

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Icelandic Legends | Jn rnason
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Welp. Moving to Iceland I guess.

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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This book, courtesy of @sweetpealsd , is funny, tragic and thought-provoking. Nothing in it is short of believable. Make sure you read the authors note at the end. Coincidentally, it is also Reese Witherspoon‘s October Book Club pick! Headed your way, @JenlovesJT47 ! #LMPBC #GroupQ

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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This.

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And away it goes! #HalloweenHorrorSwap

TheReadingMermaid Awesome sauce 🤘🏻 11mo
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Finished this one pretty quickly. In keeping with my wizard/supernatural bent as of late. A graphic novel retelling of the first in the series about a Chicagoland wizard just trying to make a living and STAY living!

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This is so eloquently written. A lush mystery with amazing descriptions of North Carolina‘s marshlands. I‘ve never really wanted to visit a marsh until I read this book, which makes it seem better than a trip anywhere else. Being from the south, I get a lot of what goes on in this story. I fell in love with Kya and was so surprised at the ending. Very good. #reesewitherspoonbookclub #strongfemalelead

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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bookish_wookish Did you include a journal? I had a hard time finding reasons to write in mine! 12mo
Bookishgal71 I did not write in my book but I hope that others will! 12mo
Avanders Yay!! 💀🔪💉. Also, I did write in my journal... I actually tend to be better about that than writing in the book 😁 (edited) 12mo
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bookish_wookish I believe i send to you @Bookishgal71 but i dont think i have your address! 😩 Do you have mine to email me your info? 12mo
Bookishgal71 I emailed ya 12mo
bookish_wookish got it! 😊 12mo
Bookishgal71 @bookish_wookish Did you send me a book? I have not received it yet... (edited) 11mo
Bookishgal71 @bookish_wookish I‘m concerned that your book has been lost in the post. I have not received October‘s horror book yet. 😩 11mo
bookish_wookish Yes i sent it at the end of September! 11mo
bookish_wookish It had my return address on it and i didnt get it back! 11mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Got it! Will start reading it today. I‘m so intrigued by your pick @sweetpealsd !
#LMPBC #GroupQ @mklong @JenlovesJT47

sweetpealsd Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it! 12mo
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My 32nd read of the year. For fans of Jim Butcher, the graphic novels can‘t be beat. I always find myself getting more into supernatural type books as fall approaches. This graphic novel did not disappoint.