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Bookishlie

Bookishlie

Joined February 2017

Changes from Rochelleus.... trying to condense all my profiles! Lol
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The Book of Cold Cases | Simone St. James
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5/5 stars. This book was amazing! I think better then The Sundown Motel. Now I must read everything else she has written or at least try too! Definitely worth the time!!

AmyG Oh, nice to hear. I got this one, too, and can‘t wait to read it. 2mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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This book was lovely. I was worried reading the so/so responses about whether I would like it - but I loved it so much I have book hangover. What do I read after this! The Starless Sea of course. I will add this to the occasionally re-read pile!

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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February wasn‘t bad tweaked some things for March. #bookspinbingo

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley
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3.75 stars. It didn‘t pull me in at all parts but the story was compelling and definitely different.

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The Paris Apartment | Lucy Foley

My library hold came through and I have to say this reminds me of Lock Every Door by Riley Sager - for the moment Lucy Foley appears to be the better read but damn if they don‘t read similarly. Or maybe it‘s just me….

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Loved it! Not what expected to finish but I‘ll take my wins where I can get them!!

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My cover is prettier. A solid 4 stars if you are a history nerd. Very information dense but interesting in how historical manuscripts were saved from from various purges and destruction so knowledge can move forward. Also my #bookspin for February! Yay

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Once Upon a Wardrobe | Patti Callahan
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4 stars. A very good and moving book. Getting a lot of reading done at work tonight. ED on the eve of a four day weekend. I‘ll enjoy it because Monday will suck:(

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All in all I liked this book. 5 stars because I‘ll probably read-read it at some point. I‘m not sure I‘ll do the challenge yet but she inspired me to simplify my closet and look into my clothes for some things I‘d rather love then what makes me look “good”.

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My current bookstore haul with Peaches oblivious to my photo taking ways….

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The cover is gorgeous which meant I must buy it….and hello - lost knowledge, libraries, books, and preserving knowledge - hope it‘s as good as the cover and blurbs!!

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A re-read and very good. I wonder how all these people faired through Covid and the pandemic? If you haven‘t read it you should. All of this is probably just as pertinent today as it was when it was first written! 5 stars.

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#doublebookspin #bookspinbingo. A re-read so of course 5 stars. After The Discovery of Witches series this is the next favorite! So steadily re-reading them. This happened to also be my double spin so yay me!!

TheAromaofBooks I own the first book in this series but still haven't gotten around to reading it yet!! 4mo
Bookishlie This series is one of the best urban magic out there. It‘s well written and fast paced. Kate Daniel‘s is a kickass girl boss! 4mo
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This was on audio through Scribd. It was a 3.0 for me. I finished it, but wouldn‘t have had I been reading it. It was an ok.

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#bookspin yay! I finished my book soon for January! A first ever for me!! Now to move on to the double spin and a look at my card! Read the tagged book. It‘s a 4 star read for me - I‘m not sure I like the author as a person but it was eye opening to see how it feels to be inside a depression spiral as I‘ve never had one as bad as hers. This helps make it easier to relate. I‘m not sure she‘s likable, but she‘s understandable.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 4mo
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An audio book. 3 stars. It was very cute but not sure I‘ll continue the series. Cozies aren‘t always my thing but I needed something to listen to during my commute. I cared enough to finish it!

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I‘m looking forward to playing again!! #BookSpin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Chasing the Boogeyman | Richard Chizmar
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A solid 4 stars. It drags in a few places but he does a nice job with it - it feels real. The concept is novel and I didn‘t see the end coming! My first finished read of 2022. Thank you slow work night for allowing me to finish:)

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Chasing the Boogeyman | Richard Chizmar
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My hold came through and so far this is AMAZING! I‘m on chapter 3 and it reads as good as “I”ll be gone in the dark”!

jlhammar Yes! Just ordered this one. Now I'm even more excited! 5mo
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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I never expected this series to become my favorite all time - but it has and I read it every year. Look forward to my second time reading Time‘s Convert. 5 stars :)

annahenke I love this series so much. Have you watched the show? 5mo
Bookishlie I am on season 2 episode 3 of the show! I was afraid it would suck so delayed watching it forever. Lol 5mo
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This book was amazing! A New York Times top 10 book of 2021 - it totally earned it! He had some interesting thoughts and observations he brings to the table and you can hear the poet in his turn of phrase although it is not poetry. Everyone should read this!

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5 stars. I got this arc on NetGalley and was so excited because I have all her books. This one is a quick rehash of her other two but is almost like a QuickStart guide. I will buy it. If you struggle with housework and decluttering and NOTHING has worked she probably will. This is for those of us who just don‘t think like other people.

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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! 💗 7mo
Bookishlie @Desha I had it ages ago and put it up but just started using it again. 7mo
Desha Yea I‘m signed up through the end of January! 📚♥️ 7mo
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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! 10mo
Bookishlie Aww thanks. She stayed downstairs with me cause she‘ll keep the hubby up with her flipping and talking in her sleep. Lol. 10mo
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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! 10mo
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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! 11mo
Soubhiville I love this author! All her books are wonderful. 11mo
Bookishlie I‘ve just requested all her books through the library :) if they are as lovely I‘ll be buying them:) 11mo
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Killer Instinct | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Attempting the #bookspinbingo again. We shall see:)

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Looks great!!! 11mo
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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. 11mo
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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. 11mo
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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 📚 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Ughhhh TNCC!!! You go girl!! 🙌🏻 🩺 👩🏼‍⚕️ 12mo
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 12mo
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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!!! 1y
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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!! 1y
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:) 1y
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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!