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Bookishlie

Bookishlie

Joined February 2017

Changes from Rochelleus.... trying to condense all my profiles! Lol
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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) by Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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The Heroine's Journey by Maureen Murdock
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Red Clocks: A Novel by Leni Zumas
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Scythe by Neal Shusterman
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Saving the Oldest Town in Texas by Linda Thorsen Bond
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Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
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Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
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The Stand by Stephen King
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Firefly - Big Damn Hero by Nancy Holder, James Lovegrove
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Pages and Co. 2 by Anna James
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The Duchess by Danielle Steel
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The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski
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The Field Guide by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
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It by Stephen King
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As a nod to my upcoming first time trip to New Orleans November 19 to 22. Frightens I‘d read this and re-read Interview with a Vampire just because...

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Crazytimes | Scott Cole

Working the ED on payday weekend Saturday night Halloween Weekend….good times :(.

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5 stars. Poor Robin gets divorced and looses her job all at once. This is her story of moving to her 650 ft cabin in Michigan as her full time home. What follows is a series of essays with recipes about her struggles to feed herself on a budget while staying true to her keep it local ideals. Very sweet although her “budget” is 40.00 a week which is pretty good considering some; but much less then what she was used to. A very sweet read.

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I really enjoyed this. Pamela Paul keeps a book of books (BOB) and has for years. I might need to try this as my journal attempts are dismal. I could probably keep up with something like this. Maybe I should just print off my Bookly graphics and stick them in a book with comments. Hmmmm. We will see.

Desha I like Bookly too! 💗 1mo
Bookishlie @Desha I had it ages ago and put it up but just started using it again. 1mo
Desha Yea I‘m signed up through the end of January! 📚♥️ 1mo
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The Ex Hex: A Novel | Erin Sterling
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Very very cute. 4 stars. If I read it again I‘ll give it a 5th! A perfect October book. Just the rom com I didn‘t know I wanted to read!!

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My date for today… I should be sleeping but NOPE!

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Heaven and Earth | Nora Roberts
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This is my commute audio book. It was very good! I love this series by Nora roberts. So it‘ll be on to the last one!!

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I always jump around books. It‘s like my mind can‘t settle in just one book. I was about to DNF this. I LOVED fangirl enough to give this a shot….and it was mediocre until it wasn‘t. Then BAM it got interesting. And now I must go to bed because I work tonight but a few more minutes won‘t hurt……

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The Magnolia Story (with Bonus Content) | Chip Gaines, Joanna Gaines
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A good book and grandbaby sleeping make for a good night:)

marleed What a beautiful pic! 5mo
Bookishlie Aww thanks. She stayed downstairs with me cause she‘ll keep the hubby up with her flipping and talking in her sleep. Lol. 4mo
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She does not disappoint. A memoir of a renovation she did. The language is as beautiful as ever and the storytelling just as amazing! So far she has not diassapointed!!

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It wasn‘t bad 3.75. I always enjoy these

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All the stars! This book made my heart sing. The best book I‘ve read in a long time. Now I must read everything by this author! And there is a sequel! Let the squeezing begin! This should have a higher rating on goodreads but whatever. It‘s sweet and the language is beautiful.

kspenmoll I did not know there was a sequel! I enjoyed this book too! 5mo
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Why We Swim | Bonnie Tsui
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3.75 stars. My Literati atlas obscura book club June pick. Took me a month to read it but I did! It‘s part memoir part travelogue - all having to do with what it means to swim. Language is pretty but it didn‘t wow me. However I‘m not mad I read it either :)

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Some reading before bed. I have to work tonight. This book is lovely. Easily the best I‘ve read this year. The language is beautiful and the stories move me. These cooking student‘s stories are eloquent and ordinary. I‘ll keep this and re-reread it. Meanwhile I‘ll make it last - one chapter a day.

Tamra Stacked! 5mo
Soubhiville I love this author! All her books are wonderful. 5mo
Bookishlie I‘ve just requested all her books through the library :) if they are as lovely I‘ll be buying them:) 5mo
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Killer Instinct | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Attempting the #bookspinbingo again. We shall see:)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 5mo
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Dance Upon the Air | Nora Roberts
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I always love a Nora Roberts to give me a quick pick me up. I read this series years ago and now enjoyed this one in audible!

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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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4.5 stars. I save five for books I‘ll re-read. This is charming and fast paced but I find mysteries just don‘t re-read that well. Certainly one of the best books I‘ve read this year though and will continue with the series! If you want a bit of a giggle and some clever writing this is for you!

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Re-read with audio. Absolutely amazing. Such a heartfelt feel good book!! All the stars!!!

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Why We Swim | Bonnie Tsui

The Atlas Obscura Literati book club pick. I love me some memoirs…

JamieArc I read this last summer and loved it. 6mo
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The Heroine's Journey | Maureen Murdock

Just started this. Part of my Literati book club.

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So I just finished my third re-read of this book. I'm not sure if I like Julie Powell or not. I feel like we would be besties or couldn't stand each other. She is whiney, self-absorbed, and dramatic - all the things I despise. BUT she is entertaining, aware of her issues, and is willing to laugh at herself. Plus we both say the word “fuck“ a lot. Who am I kidding, we'd be besties - opposites attract.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🤣🤣🤣 I use it in some form as a verb, noun, adverb, exclamation, adjective, and whatever else. 6mo
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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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All the stars!! This series is really really good and is just getting better. I‘m not a fan of triangles but damn is very good reading!!!

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Despite the obvious first world problems and the fact Gilbert comes off as a whiney rich girl with problems of her own making - I LOVED this book, and I loved Gilbert‘s voice and I will read the next one. I guess even rich ridiculous white girls have problems too and that makes me feel slightly better :). So on to the next one. I feel like she could be a girl bud - as long as she doesn‘t mind me telling her to stop whining. Lol

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Lol I felt the same way, but loved the book 📚 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ughhhh TNCC!!! You go girl!! 🙌🏻 🩺 👩🏼‍⚕️ 7mo
Bookishlie My instructor was amazing!! She made it so awesome! No I‘m on boarding to be an ED nurse on Ft hood! Govt drone here I come! Lol 7mo
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The Naturals ((The Naturals #1)) | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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So 5 books read, none my books pins and no bingos. But 5 books is a win! The tagged book was super good. Especially if you are a fan of CSI or Criminal Minds. Very cool premise:) Maybe I‘ll actually get a bingo in April. It could happen:)

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The New Nurse Educator: Mastering Academe | Deborah Dolan Hunt, PhD, RN
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#bookspinbingo for March. Here‘s hoping. A lot of school stuff due this month so we will see.

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I at least finished one of the book spins. No bingos but I‘ll take it. The book was ok. A solid 3 ✨. It took me over a year of reading it off and on but I got it done. :)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Great progress!!! 9mo
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Financial Peace | Dave Ramsey
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My #bookspinbingo card rethought for February. I‘m excited to try it out again this month!

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Looks fantastic!! Also, I really enjoyed Ramsey's book - we've used our personal modification of his budgeting system for several years now and it really has helped us save money. So much of it is just mental - his reminder that you can either plan where you want your money to go or look and see where it went helps me think about my spending all the time!! 10mo
Bookishlie It is helping me with my book buying ban! No bought books so far this year! I have to buy one tomorrow but it‘s for a class so doesn‘t count:) 10mo
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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I really enjoyed this! It was a surprise skip the line for 7 days and it was a quick adventuresome read!

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Bailedbailed

Yeah - no. Wasn‘t for me. I tried really hard but got 82 pages in and gave up. Moving on to the next person who hopefully will love this more than I did. #lmpbc E

rsteve388 Yeah, not my best pick. 10mo
Annie1215 I think you‘ll enjoy the next book more! 10mo
Bookishlie @rsteve388 that‘s ok. I did that last round so I feel yeah! 10mo
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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
Bailedbailed

Nope couldn‘t get passed the first few pages. Apparently not for me right now....

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Crossings | Alex Landragin
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Or any post that drives me crazy! A discussion is one thing an attack is something else. Let‘s all be good humans!

Rachbb3 😂 11mo
AmyG I haven‘t seen any of this. 😳 If it drives me crazy...I just keep scrolling. (edited) 11mo
Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 11mo
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Bookishlie I usually type out my response - reread it- get it exactly right - then delete before posting. Lol 11mo
Sleepswithbooks 😂🤣 11mo
RamsFan1963 @Bookishlie Me too, many an angry or political message got typed but never sent 11mo
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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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So I saw @MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm ‘s review and it intrigued me. Then the library had it so I thought I‘d have a few page date.....#blameitonlitsy. I‘m hooked and it isn‘t even on my #bookspinbingo card because I don‘t have any free spaces left......sighs* dramatically. But so far oh so gooood!!!

MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm Lol, I‘d say it‘s definitely worth it!! ❤️😍❤️ 11mo
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Bailedbailed

Ok I tried. I usually have a 100 page rule before I bail. I‘m at 87 and I can‘t. I have too many books I want to read. I‘m sorry. Just can‘t. #LMBC fail for me. It was bound to happen when I join groups out of my comfort zone......

rsteve388 No worries. It was rough. Glad to know the book made it to you. 11mo
Amiable What was it that made you bail? The subject matter? The writing style? I have this book in my pile at home and haven‘t read it yet. 11mo
Bookishlie It was very dense informational reading and to me there was no spark that made it more interesting. It just seemed to read out dates, this happened , that happened, next thing. I‘m also very much a mood reader and this wasn‘t for me. 11mo
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Crossings | Alex Landragin
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Our current situation in Texas. The most snow I‘ve seen since 2009!

MittenGirlPeach How fun! 11mo
Bookishlie Yes it‘s our Texas blizzard of 2021. Lol 11mo
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4 ⭐️‘s. I love Kay Hooper. This book is the equivalent of a Tuesday night CSI meets Charmed - if they were psychics instead of witches. Pure entertainment but very much about serial killers so all kinds of trigger warnings. I will be reading the entire series I think.... this 14 on the #bookspinbingo card. I just can‘t seem to be in the mood for the chosen numbers. That‘s ok - at least I‘m reading!!

Texreader Wonderful review!! 11mo
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Kite Runner (Anniversary) | Khaled Hosseini
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So excited - the children looks yummy and I‘ve heard nothing but great things about this book - and an anniversary edition yay! Plus and the neatest a book light/bookmark - my husband thanks you as well. Lol a fabulous swap thanks @GreenGrl87 ! #LCS

GreenGrl87 Yay! I‘m glad it arrived safe and sound (a gift for another swap I participated in got nabbed and so I‘ve been paranoid)! Also, this book is one of my all time favorites! 11mo
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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2.5 to 3. I‘m not a comic fan but thought I‘d try it as it has good reviews. Either not my genre or not my humor. Not sure which. The drawings were very good and I felt some of the writing was witty - just not my style. This is second book on my bingo card neither of which is the the spin or double spin. Lol @TheAromaofBooks also #bookspinbingo.

TheAromaofBooks I also seem to be checking off other boxes first 😂 11mo
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Malamander | Thomas Taylor
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4 ⭐️‘s. Listened on audible. The narrator is awesome and the story was a good one. All in all a fabulous middle grade the kiddies will probably love! Also my first book of 2021!

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4 stars. My last book of 2020. I enjoyed it very much. The writing was straightforward and honest if a little simple. She is a strong amazing woman.

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My list for my first ever #bookspin / #bookspinbingo starting in January! This is one my main challenges chosen for 2021.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 11mo
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My book haul from the twig bookstore in San Antonio. I‘m not sure about the tagged book but I love looking at alternate views from mine so I figured I‘d read it and see. The Bythell is hilarious in a dry Humor kind of way I love so far:). Today‘s adventure is to check out Cheever books.

Julsmarshall I love Twig Bookshop! 11mo
Bookishlie They are always so sweet. I always stop by when I‘m in town! 11mo
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The Twig Book Shop | San Antonio, TX (Bookstore)

Nowhere wasn‘t open so went to this beauty and it never disappoints. Tomorrow is Cheever books....

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Nowhere Bookshop | San Antonio, TX (Bookstore)
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Eating lunch then going to check out new to me indie bookstore in San Antonio. Later river walk Xmas lights!!

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Thank you @TheBookHippie for the wonderful elf swap. I need more inner peace in my heart! Thanks for hosting the swap @Avanders

TheBookHippie 🤍✌🏻🕯 11mo
Avanders 🧚🏽‍♀️♥️🎄 Merry Christmas! 11mo
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4 stars. Now I want to learn about Frida. Before this book she was that weird mustachioed unibrow artist. Now after this I never realized I need to know more about hero. The book was simple and repetitive in places - but Arianna has a deep felt love and respect for Frida that shines on every page. If you know all about her this book might not be your jam but as an intro it was quite good.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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Thank you thank you thank you! I am so excited to read theses books and eat these candies and adore these Xmas gifts. The snowmen and jar...amazing! You hit it out of the ball park! Thanks @Pageturner1

Pageturner1 i am so glad! i added the one book not on your list it sounded good hope it is. 11mo
Bookgoil What a lovely package! ❤️💝 11mo
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Thanks for the card! I hope you aren‘t too crazy with ‘vid:) I just found your address. I am not functioning on all 4 cylinders today. Lol

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Finished this last night for #lmpbc round 10 group e. It was absolutely amazing! I am not one for anthologies but this was perfect for those small times between appointments, at bedtime (although a little creepy). The vignettes were short and snappy. My TBR probably gained 15 books:) Thanks!

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And I‘m pretty sure it‘s more than 500:(. 2021 is the year I put a dent in this!!!

Q84 I will never finish mine. I think my goodreads is a few thousand. I should probably clean it up though. 12mo
Bookishlie I didn‘t even look at goodreads. These are just my shelves. Lol 12mo
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Received all my packages yay! Got the #elfswap the #lcs and the #llws yay and thank you my book swapping friends:) So excited!!!!

bookish_wookish 🎁🎄 12mo
Avanders 🎄♥️🎄 12mo
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