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Bookishlie

Bookishlie

Joined February 2017

Changes from Rochelleus.... trying to condense all my profiles! Lol
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The Field Guide by Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
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In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
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It by Stephen King
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Loved this book. A quick read with fascinating pictures.

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Watching Grand babies and maybe a little reading...

MaceyT15 Yay!! Enjoy! 2w
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Island of hope, island of tears | Irene M. Franck, David M. Brownstone, Douglass L. Brownstone
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I‘m only a third generation American. My great grandparents came over and made new lives as Americans. There is so much that is easy to forget and to take for granted. This helps to remind me that save for Native Americans we are all the products of immigration. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Island of hope, island of tears | Irene M. Franck, David M. Brownstone, Douglass L. Brownstone
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Pugsley will not be ignored....

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Can‘t say enough about how much I loved this book!! A book about people who love books!! Now I must find it in hard back and add it to my library to read again!!

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Island of hope, island of tears | Irene M. Franck, David M. Brownstone, Douglass L. Brownstone
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So I always buy books when I go visit places. This one is an Ellis island pick and I wanted something not too light with a little substance but not ready to tackle The Huntress yet...

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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From Barnes and noble...... now what to start first?

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The Egyptologist: A Novel | Arthur Phillips
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From the used book store. The Auel was my free book

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Paranormalcy | Kiersten White
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From the library

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The Field Guide | Holly Black, Tony DiTerlizzi
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Start at the beginning and I totally missed this series. Don‘t know how I managed to never read it.

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote

My plan for 2019 is to loose some weight and to keep better track of the books I read, and to read more as always:)

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In Cold Blood | Truman Capote
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Bookishlie, I had visions of a book blog so came up with this. I'm better at litsy then blogs though! They are too much work:)

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My current reading situation. This and watching civil war documentaries on AHC. Perfect day off. Later Sunday family dinner....

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My new Libby pick. It came up as a Harry Potter alternative so here‘s to escapism!

Tamra West lives in our little town! 😁 My kids have loved the first in the series and their teacher said this year the whole class just couldn‘t get enough. We‘ll be reading the second at home. 6mo
Bookishlie Wow. I‘m about halfway in and so far it‘s really good. I was looking for something a tad bit older but this is a really good opener. I will be reading the whole series! 6mo
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4 stars. An awesome cozy mystery. These are my go to warm and lovely feelings. It‘s genre book that hits the tropes BUT is a lovely read anyway. Especially for those that love books. And the end had a little bit of twist so that was nice! I‘m hooked and will probably read the 2nd book coming out here shortly!

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“If it wants a soul, then yes. Every town needs a bookstore”.
So far a lovely story, but I just started.

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This was absorbing and easy to read for someone who doesn‘t know a lot about Marilyn Monroe. I will say the author seems to take liberties with thoughts and feelings in people presenting them as facts, but I‘m not a stickler for scholarly authenticity in my pop culture icons. It was very interesting and readable.

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Current read. It is so sad and fascinating. It‘s like reading a train wreck.

Bklover I‘ve often thought I‘d like to read a book about Marilyn but there are so many out there! Is this one you‘d recommend? 6mo
Bookishlie This is my first one. I‘m in the first third and so far it‘s really good. There‘s a lot of conjecture where the author speaks to what she is thinking but that doesn‘t bother me. He backs it up with comments or quotes she‘s said stated. 6mo
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Book haul from Gramercy Books in Bexley, OH. When I am overwhelmed and stressed bookstores are my happy place and an independent bookstore is even better!!

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Now You See Me | S J Bolton
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Wow. 3.5 the ending was a surprise which is very rare for me. It bogs down a bit in the middle but still a very solid first in a series!

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I really enjoyed this book. It wasn‘t so in depth that it was drudgery but moved along fast enough that I actually finished it two days.

KTOHARA I can't wait to read it! There's a long list at the library. I'm hoping they'll buy more copies! Was it really depressing? Some of the Holocaust books are more than I can handle. 6mo
Bookishlie @KTOHARA so it does get a bit descriptive of what some of the people did but it focuses more on the search and history of the searches then atrocities. 6mo
KTOHARA Thanks so much! I'm sure I'll enjoy it! 6mo
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While this was really good, it read a bit like I imagine a Jane Austen novel would read (I have yet to read one). And I‘ve attempted Austen multiple times but have yet to actually finish any of her novels. This one I did finish and will probably keep up with the series.

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Time's Convert | Deborah Harkness
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Totally worth it and as good as the other books in the series!

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Kill the Farm Boy: The Tales of Pell | Kevin Hearne, Delilah S Dawson
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Getting ready to start this one, it had me at “sinister umlauts”. How does that happen? I neeeed to know!

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Cold Mountain: A Novel | Charles Frazier
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This is me not doing the case study due tomorrow or crisis cleaning for absentee husband‘s return from two week business trip tomorrow:)

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Before bed tea and a chapter. Pathophysiology lost the good fight....I‘ll study tomorrow:)

Melissa_J I‘m trying to figure out the character on your mug?? It looks sort of like Lumiere from Beauty and the Beast, but I also see Crush from Finding Nemo. 10mo
Bookishlie @Melissa_J It‘s a tassen mug. The characters name is “impish”. They show emotions. 10mo
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Because I just can‘t concentrate on pathophysiology one more minute…

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Moon Called | Patricia Briggs
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I‘m suddenly back to reading the favorites. After Kate Daniels it‘s definitely Mercy Thompson!

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“And in return, I‘ll take you to see a homicidal maniac.”
This is turning out to be a very interesting read...

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Tired of pathophysiology. Taking a break during lunch. I‘ve heard good things so....... here goes

KatieanneF Sounds interesting! And a pretty cover, too 👍🏻 11mo
Bookishlie So far i like it. Moves at a nice clip but not super fast and I enjoy the voice of it so far. 11mo
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When life, responsibility, and adulting become too much I save my favorites for re-reading and they never disappoint:) Kate is independent, stubborn,and a loner in an Atlanta slowly crumbling from technology back into magical madness. She‘s a broke mercenary who suddenly needs to figure out who killed her Guardian. Madness, mayhem, and snarky smart-assedness ensues.

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“....history‘s pivotal themes-getting and keeping power. Whether it is the power of faith or force, the power of ideas or ideology, the power of propaganda or persuasion...”

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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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How did I never read this in school. I was such a Meg in middle school turned more Calvinish in high school. Such a great book. Perfect for the Hazelwood hangover. I'm thinking uprooted next.

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I now have a book hangover! What to do? When Alice‘s mother is kidnapped she has to go to her Grandmother‘s house to find her, but there are surprises waiting. I loved this! Dark fairy tales and few happy endings, but so good!!!

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5 stars!!! I'm in hangover. I'm in shock. I want to sell my house but an RV and head out to hang out with these people! Their stories are heartrending, uplifting, scary, and everything in between. This was a well written book by an author who approached her work with respect and love. I will read this again and probably gift it and rave about it!!

Suet624 I finished this several days ago and still can‘t review it. It was stunning. 1y
Bookishlie @Suet624 I know I'm going to watch some of her cspan book interviews she did for the Wisconsin book festival. Then I'm going to have to dead it again. 1y
Suet624 I just keep talking about the book to friends. Amazon! Beet farms! Just saw LA banned people from sleeping overnight in RV‘s and cars. Social security checks of $400. This is all so messed up. 1y
Bookishlie I know! I can't believe the stuff she talks about. And I am such an Amazon junkie. Now its a catch. Stop ordering and people lose jobs or support modern day sweatshops:( 1y
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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Sitting at home on call trying to kick my reading slump. This series is seriously kicking butt! Nothing like getting paid to do nothing and read. Who says sitting around and waiting is a waste of time?

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Shadow of Night | Deborah E. Harkness
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Love this series so far!!! I love the history and all the bookish people and turn of phrase. This is only the second book I've read this year so far. And totally worth it:)

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Donald Trump and his tiny band of campaign warriors were ready ro lose with fire and fury. They were not ready to win.

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Nora Roberts is my guilty pleasure. This one is really good so far. Alot darker than her usual. The sections are so pretty.

RaimeyGallant This doesn't sound like Nora Roberts at all! 1y
DiannaHardy I might use this as my introduction to Nora, since everyone is always shocked I've never read her 😜 I like the darker reads. 1y
Bookishlie Yeah. Its reading kinda like The Stand but not so crass. I like Stephen King but he can be vulgar and raunchy. 1y
ladym30 Just ordered this book. Love dark reads! 1y
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Reviews Are in | Henrietta Verma

November book totals: 4. BUT Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser and The Fireman by Joe Hill were not exactly "quick" reads.

RaimeyGallant Good for you! 1y
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"Dont cry over the same thing twice. Get it all out the first time, even if it's loud and messy. Then it's over"

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That time!!! Woohoo #botm

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I received an arc from net galley in exchange for a fair review. The story of how the beloved Little House books came into being. Very compelling and read like a novel vs dry nonfiction. The author did a particularly fabulous portrayal of Rose Wilder Lane, a difficult person to like on a good day. You not only learn about Laura but a glimpse of the whole family‘s history. A definite must buy for grown up fans!

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It came in early!!! I love Libby:) but it throws my tbr off:(

Suet624 I loved this book. 1y
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I love these stories. They are sweet and kind of formulaic but that's not so bad. I know my heroine is going to go through some shit and I'm going to have a cry with her but in the end her and her quirky bitchy best friend are gonna get their man. And I'm ok with that. The writing is gorgeous without being melodramatic and over the top. I will probably have to read everything Jenny Colgan.

SilversReviews I love her books. 1y
Bookishlie Me too! My first one was the Bookshop on the Corner and I am so hooked. (edited) 1y
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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Whew! I tackled this AND Stephen King‘s It. Two large reads. Finally finished this one! I LOVED all the fantastical reading tie ins. Everything from Mary Poppins ( my idol) to Lord of the Rings. The world is ending with a new epidemic where people catch “dragon scale” and go up in flames. In the midst of this a book loving nurse gets pregnant and has one goal....survive long enough to give birth. I loved this book. 4 stars.

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Book haul Texas Book Festival last day...

Reviewsbylola Great haul! 2y
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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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Day one texas book festival haul!

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A break from The Fireman. I need to find thinner books to lug around!!

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Everyone has been talking about Joe Hill all week. Thought I‘d check him out. So far I‘m on chapter 9 and I am LOVING this!!

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