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BookswithTea

BookswithTea

Joined May 2016

Lover of books, chocolate, and wine; educator; Francophile; historical fiction is my jam.
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Treated myself to a Once Upon a Book Club box this month! Loved the book and the fun gifts! 4.5/5⭐️ #onceuponabookclubbox

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I‘m sensing a theme this week... 🧐 I found this gorgeous piece at an antique shop today - framed 1950s Disney cards to go with my earlier book purchase! 😍

rubyslippersreads I have these same cards framed. 😍😍😍 2y
BookswithTea @rubyslippersreads This photo doesn‘t do them justice - they are so beautiful! 2y
rather_be_reading omg so jelly!! great find 2y
SassyBookworm Wow!! Love those!!! 2y
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Found this lovely 150th anniversary edition of Alice at The Book Den in Santa Barbara! This was full-price but worth it!😜

rubyslippersreads 😻😻😻 2y
SassyBookworm Beautiful!!! 2y
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The Room on Rue Amlie | Kristin Harmel
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So excited to find these for $2 each at the Carpinteria friends of the library bookstore! 🤩📚

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“Dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria!” 😀 Finally getting into this one and loving it! Trying to wrap it up this week and maybe see the movie this weekend!

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New magnet 😊📚🍷❤️

rubyslippersreads I'm doing this right now. 😄 2y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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February reads! The Nightingale was by far my favorite! Loved Lilac Girls as well. 📚🤓

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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This book has left me speechless... so beautiful, yet heartbreaking... speaks solidly to the strength and resilience of women in challenging times. Just wow. A powerful and important read! ❤️😢 5/5⭐️

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Sometimes, you buy a new carry-on bag so you can get your book haul home. 😊📚❤️ #bookmansaz

LauraBeth 👏👏 2y
RebelReader I actually left a pair of hiking boots and some summer clothes at my sister‘s place in AZ last week so I could bring back my book haul. I‘m going back there in April and won‘t need summer clothes in MN before then anyway! I think my priorities are in the right order! 🤣🤣 2y
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Second Acts | Teri Emory
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Found this story about three longtime friends uplifting and inspiring! 5/5⭐️ Also read these 6 other books in January! I guess the one benefit of getting laid off is having more time to read 🤷🏻‍♀️

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I fully admit to buying this in hardback because the cover is so much prettier than the paperback edition! 😍

Heideschrampf The cover is gorgeous! It'd have been a #coverbuy for me too! 2y
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A beautiful edition! 🤩 A rainy night seemed appropriate for a good mystery!

Varshitha 😍😍 2y
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Loved it - a perfect, clever, well-crafted mystery! Her best that I‘ve read since House at Riverton. The big reveal was totally unexpected and gave me chills! You may think you‘ve figured it out about halfway through, but then everything shifts... not as predictable as it may seem! 5/5⭐️

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Another winner by Claudia Gray! I loved seeing Leia at 16, starting to learn about the rebellion and the role she might play in it in the future. Happy to have received this as part of my Christmas book haul! 😍🎄👍🏻

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In case I didn‘t love Leia enough... 😊📚☕️🥖🍓

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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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Although this book seems to be getting poor reviews due to the fact the the “big reveal” doesn‘t come until halfway through the book, I thought the getting to it was enjoyable! Great characters, tension, and story! Maybe not her best, but definitely in the top 3 for me - couldn‘t put it down! 5/5⭐️

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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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Loved this book the first time I read it 2 years ago! I wanted to do a read-along with the new season of Outlander, but I can‘t put it down (again), so now I‘m way ahead of the show, lol! 😀 Love me some Claire & Jaime! 😍📚

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Took the day off work for a "mental health day" and spent the afternoon browsing a local used bookstore! ??

rubyslippersreads Great finds! 2y
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Amazon Prime Day book mail! 😍📚I can't decide which to read first!

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I'm struggling to get through this one!! I thought it would be much more interesting, but I'm about halfway in and it seems to be more about the other "acts" of the fair, with less focus on the tower than I expected based on the title and description. I'm not typically one who doesn't finish books I've started, but there are so many others calling my name right now! ?

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Can't wait to dive into these beauties!! 😍📚

Lcsmcat Beautiful Editions! 2y
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Today's Amazon delivery! A couple of new books plus things to do when I'm not reading. 😉 Always trying to keep both mind and body active!

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On Stranger Tides | Tim Powers
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At the end of a long day, there's not much that beats climbing into bed with a book and a cup of tea! 😌

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Ok, I may be in the minority on this one, but I'm really not sure how I feel about this book! It was an interesting story about an interesting woman, but it read like a biography. This happened, then this happened, and so on. The blurb on the back is misleading, imo, and for a book about a "famed aviator" we get almost no look at that part of her life. I feel like if you're really interested in her story, maybe just read her autobiography?

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Woman on the Orient Express | Lindsay Jayne Ashford
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Really enjoyed this one! 4/5⭐️ Now I feel like I need a good biography of Agatha Christie! Any recommendations?? 🤓

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Arrived early to a lunch meeting and just had to kill the time in B&N... oops! 😳📚

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 3y
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Choose Your Own Autobiography | Neil Patrick Harris
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I am loving this so much right from the start, when he begins by saying that his first job was in a bookstore, where he discovered (and loved) the Choose Your Own Adventure series. 🎧❤️📚😊

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Dark humor to be sure, but I'm enjoying this book so far! 😂

RaimeyGallant Yea for dark humour! #LitsyMindMeld 2y
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Whew. This was interesting, but kind of long-winded. Lots of details about the journeys of Stanley and Livingstone, and well-written, but perhaps too much information about events taking place at the time but not directly relevant to the story of the two men. 3/5⭐️

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Loved this! Such a sweet, lovely story!

KellyHerself What is this a picture of? An app? 3y
BookswithTea Yes, it's called Bookout 3y
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"As a young wine lover, I figured it was my duty to go piss off a few French wine snobs. So off I went." Some #bookmail and this evening's entertainment! ???

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Today's adventures in #audiocoloring

Megabooks 👍🏻👌🏻 3y
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On sale today - $1.99 for the Kindle version! I'd never heard of it but it sounds fascinating! Recommended via Read it Forward's "Litscription" email today.

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Starting another book about bookstores and book lovers! ❤📚

annahenke Loved this one. 3y
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Glaciers | Alexis Smith
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A beautiful story that left me wanting more! Also makes me want to go shopping in thrift/antique shops more often 😊 4/5⭐️

BooksTeasAndBookishThings Love the cover 3y
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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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Beautiful writing for food lovers! Not as much of a fully developed story as her other books, but a lovely read overall.

Lcsmcat I liked The Elegance of the Hedgehog better, but this was nice too. 3y
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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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This book is making me drool! Such beautiful writing too... what an eloquent way to capture the joy of eating a pastry even when one is too full to do so! 😍🥐

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Gourmet Rhapsody | Muriel Barbery
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I've had this one on my #TBR list ever since reading Elegance of the Hedgehog, which I loved! Hoping this one is equally good.

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Loved it! A joy for book lovers and fans of a literary mystery!

Lizpixie This has been on my tbr for over four years now, I should get around to reading it, shouldn't I? 3y
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In WA state for work and discovered Half Price Books!! 😍 Added these to my TBR and picked up a fun bag and bookmark too!

quirkyreader Let me guess, you live in a state without one? 3y
MaleficentBookDragon 💜❤️💚 the bookmark 3y
BookswithTea @quirkyreader Apparently there are a few in CA but none are anywhere near me. 🙁 3y
quirkyreader Half Price is funny like that. In busy areas there will be oodles of them and then nothing. 3y
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Very cute and actually less predictable than I kept thinking it was going to be as I read! Lots of random typos, though - perhaps a Kindle version flaw? Overall I enjoyed it - great for a quick, light read!

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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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A Roald Dahl reference right at the very start? I know I'm going to like this one! 😋

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The only good thing about travel delays: More reading time!! 🤓📚

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Another month, another Audible credit, and another audiobook! 🎧📚#Francophile

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The Paris Key | Juliet Blackwell
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Cute! A bit predictable, but still a good story. 3/5⭐️

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The Paris Key | Juliet Blackwell
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In a Paris state of mind... and this pretty book called my name from the TBR stack 😍

Emiller Loved this book!! 3y
SaraFair Paris and secrets? Now on my tbr! 3y
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Anyone watching the Netflix ASOUE series? I'm really enjoying it so far! Makes me want to read the books again. 🤓📚

ReadingOver50 I watched the first three episodes today 😄 3y
Louise Yes! They stay pretty true to the mood of the books! It's fun to revisit that series. 😁 3y
LauraBeth I'm loving it so far! 3y
Lcsmcat Yes! NPH makes a perfect Count Olaf! 3y
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Book of Speculation | Erika Swyler
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On to book No. 3 for January!

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OMG. I can't wait for this! I've read and loved almost everything Donnelly has written, and now this!! 😱 I can't wait to get this on Jan. 31!

niftytiffd I pre-ordered this as well! 😬Can't wait to read it!! 3y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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First book completed in 2017! A great listen - funny and poignant.