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CogsOfEncouragement

CogsOfEncouragement

Joined June 2016

Stay up late reading. Regret it in the morning. Repeat.
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Edifying short stories to encourage the reader to use the gifts and talents God has given to make a positive difference in his/her circle of influence and watch what God does.

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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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Fun, easy read. I chose to read this now because I just finished reading seven Austen novels over the last seven months with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

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Upbeat, practical encouragement for intentional parenting.

Swanson has four boys, one just off to college down to one in elementary school. My son is a middle schooler and I appreciate being able to glean from a mom who has gone before me.

#BoyMomBook is scheduled for release August 6.
#NetGalley

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I just finished reading seven Austen novels with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub. This was a short, easy, fun non-fiction to cap that off. Though I could never hold my own at an Austen event, and I do not have the novels ranked by favorites, I fully admit to getting bent out of shape when someone harshly criticizes Austen‘s work. And at the same moment realize I should have no reason to take the criticism personally.

smilingshelves I've got this one on my list to read later this year. I'm rereading all of Austen's books by listening to them on audio for the first time. This book looks like such a fun one to finish up with! 2w
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Austen‘s wit is delightful. I read this the first time about three years ago and nothing was lost by rereading it. This is the last book for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub and I have enjoyed revisiting them all.

I made a point of reading a few diverse books in between. Now I plan to dive into a few fun Janeite reads this summer starting with Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman and The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. (tags in the comments)

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Some summer reading for me and my boy. #LibraryHaul

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My twelve year old son and I enjoyed reading this together. We immediately went to the library for the next book in the series! #BedtimeBookClub

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2w
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I‘m currently reading an ARC of #BoyMomBook by Monica Swanson. Good stuff.

AbigailDays Funny, a friend of mine (mother of 3 boys) said something very similar to me. I agree 100% 2w
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Starting this today. My first time on a book launch team. My first NetGalley read. #BoyMomBook

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Agatha Christie never disappoints. Another clever mystery.

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Reading books in season makes me happy. I had made a note to myself months ago to read “The ABC Murders” by Agatha Christie this summer. I got it from the library this week. It begins: It was in June...

#BookNerdBliss
#CelebrateTheMundane
#firstlines

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I read this about seven years ago. Out of all the Austen novels, I remembered the least about this one. Though I cannot easily relate to this heroine, I was invested and rooting for her from the start. Austen again weaves human nature so well into the tale I‘m glad for the reread. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

As I was thinking about staging a photo, I determined the photo on the cover was simply perfect.

#BookNerdBliss
#BookishEncouragement

emz711 I 2w
emz711 It's my favorite! Anne Eliot is my spirit animal 2w
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Help kids in need get books by logging the minutes your kids read.
https://www.scholastic.com/summer/home/

#BookishEncouragement

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Three years ago I heard about Litsy and immediately joined. Times flies when you‘re reading.
#BookNerdBliss

SilversReviews Happy Anniversary!! LOVE Litsy!! ♥️ 1mo
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CogsOfEncouragement @Ddzmini thank you 😊 1mo
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Read this the first time five years ago. The reread with the kids was just as fun. Superb series. #BedtimeBookClub

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I read this because the title caught my attention on a Book Riot list of unconventional YA love stories. I borrowed it from the library and did enjoy that it was different from anything I have read.

I gave it three stars on goodreads.

Christine Definitely a great title! 1mo
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Love & Luck | Jenna Evans Welch
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I enjoyed this sequel to Love and Gelato. I read both books with my HS daughter. Lots of issues to talk through in both stories.

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Each week I search for #OneBeautifulThing to post to Insta. This week I found it in the #LibraryLandscaping when I was there to pick up my requested item.

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Emma | Austen Jane
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I first read this August 2013, and now again May 2019 for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

I was glad to remember the main events of the tale. In this particular story, it made me appreciate Austen‘s telling even better in the reread.

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Wow. Powerful story.
Five stars.

#AudioMemoir

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No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency | Alexander McCall Smith
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I am re-reading Jane Austen novels for the first part of the year with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub I decided to read more diverse books in between. I had heard great things about this series, but it was not as clever as I had hoped. It is set in a culture I am not familiar with though, which was my aim.

I gave it three stars on goodreads.

Tamra The characters develop as the series progresses. The mysteries aren‘t profound, but lots about human nature and relationships. 😊 (edited) 2mo
Rachel.Rencher I didn't know this is a series! 2mo
Tamra @Rachel.Rencher it is and I‘m a crazy fan girl of it! 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Tamra I had my family watch the first episode of the HBO series with me over the weekend. We plan to watch every episode together. 2mo
Tamra @CogsOfEncouragement I wish that had continued on with it! Enjoy! 2mo
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Exceptional re-read.
#BedtimeBookClub

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Vader's Little Princess | Jeffrey Brown
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May The Fourth Be With You

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Audio book on Libby - I had to wait about four months for it, and the app made me aware there were twenty people waiting for it. Clocking in at nineteen hours, I changed my habit of only listening in the car to listening while at the gym, doing dishes, etc. because I wanted to hear it all. Well done telling of how she ended up in the White House.
#AudioMemoir

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Go | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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Amazon Publishing gave away this kindle version in honor of World Book Day. I learned aspects of the culture in Japan which I had no knowledge of before. Which is the point of reading a novel translated to English from Japanese. I gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️ on Goodreads.

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Another five star reread. #BedtimeBookClub

LibrarianRyan I love this series. 3mo
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Go | Kazuki Kaneshiro
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I just found out today and want to share:

“Amazon Crossing is putting the world in the palm of your hand. Celebrate World Book Day with 9 free, translated Kindle books by authors across the globe.”

Read for free. Explore the world. https://www.amazon.com/article/read-the-world

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Second time reading this, with seven years in between. I forgot how much I like our heroine‘s romantic lead in this one. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

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I enjoyed this unique, hilarious, touching series with my kids at bedtime five years ago. We are rereading it and enjoying it just as much this time. Finished the first book last night. #BedtimeBookClub

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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I‘m starting Northanger Abbey tonight. It is the April read for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub on Insta. In my facebook memories I see that I began this same title on the same day in 2012. That is quite a fun coincidence. I‘m looking forward to rereading this. #BookNerdBliss

LeahBergen Oh, how I love this one! 3mo
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Homes: A Refugee Story | Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Winnie Yeung
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This is the current #BigLibraryRead. I‘m glad I got news of it in time to enjoy it. Eye-opening, and thought provoking story of a loving family able to survive and finally leave the place of a hateful war. #BLR #LibraryEBook

CrowCAH Woohoo! Join the conversation; I‘ve been posting discussion questions during the #BLR2019 period! 3mo
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I stumbled upon the advice that everyone with a junior in high school should read this book. Considering how little time it took me to do so, I‘d agree. It offers insight and perspective I appreciate.

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Another fun bedtime read with the kids. We enjoy this series, and will continue the adventure with Kid Lawyer. My middle school boy gives five stars. The book is geared toward his age group.
#BedtimeBookClub

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I enjoyed this #audiomemoir I borrowed from the library. I appreciate the lessons learned and shared by a woman several years ahead of me in child rearing and everything else.

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Homes: A Refugee Story | Abu Bakr al Rabeeah, Winnie Yeung
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Global ebook Club
Big Library Read (#BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program through your library that connects readers around the world with the same ebook at the same time without any wait lists or holds.

All you need is a library card and either the Libby or the Overdrive App. ✌🏼❤️📚

I got my copy ten minutes ago! Join me in reading this creative non-fiction story. It is just 163 pages. #BigLibraryRead

Daisey Just finished this last night! 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement @daisey Awesome! I just found out. Not sure how I missed the info before, but glad I noticed before it was too late. I read The Girl with the Red Balloon in October. The idea of us all reading the same book just makes me happy. 4mo
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I read this because it has been on my TBR list for awhile, and it is just 100 pages. I wanted a brief break between Austen heroines. (I am reading a novel each month with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub on Insta.) It turned out to be a well timed choice. This comedy was first performed in 1895. It pokes fun at the same things Austen does. I plan to watch the 2012 movie starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth in the next few days.

CatAndKindle I‘ve just been out to see an am dram performance of this tonight. It was very good. X 4mo
CogsOfEncouragement @CatAndKindle That is awesome! Sounds fun. As I was reading it I decided I really want to see it performed. 4mo
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I enjoyed rereading “Mansfield Park” for the
#ArdentlyAustenBookClub

I first read it in 2013. It was good to revisit the well drawn characters of this cautionary tale.

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A touching story reminding me that friendships are worth prioritizing. #audiomemoir

(This Audible title is included with your Amazon Prime membership.)

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Saving Marty | Paul Griffin
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I needed tissues for this YA #BedtimeBookClub read.

(The sixth grade boy, HS girl and I agree on three stars.)

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I listened to the audio book on the Libby app. Amazing, thought provoking story about a brave and strong girl.

My version had a follow-up about five years after the book was originally published and included stories about the making of the movie which was a fun addition. #audiomemoir

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On the Come Up | Angie Thomas
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Read this with my daughter. We agree it is a pick. I got a #signed copy through B&N pre-order which is pretty fun to have.

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Life Itself: A Memoir | Roger Ebert
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Borrowed this #audiomemoir from Libby. The chapters were a mix of enjoyable and not. I skipped the most awful ones.

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Pride & Prejudice | Nancy Butler
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I read P&P about seven years ago, and again this month to take part in the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub I have watched the BBC mini-series a few times over the last several years so I was very familiar with the characters and events when I picked it up again. This in no way lessened the enjoyment of the re-read. I adore this novel. Austen‘s wit makes it exceedingly enjoyable.

This re-telling by Marvel was fun and I am glad to have stumbled upon it.

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Fun, silly read with positive messages. My middle school boy gives four stars. My high school girl gives three.
#BedtimeBookClub

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The audio version available at my library happens to be the Young Readers‘ Edition. Well told story. Inspiring.
#AudioMemoir

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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I enjoyed ABC‘s dark, witty “Revenge” and watched it faithfully. When it was still on the air, my husband told me it was loosely based on this novel. I found it free on kindle and placed it on my TBR three years ago. It is 600 pages long, and I kept putting it off. I finally read it this month. I loved it. I remember enough of the tv show to be amused by how they used this novel as a foundation for their characters and plot.

CouronneDhiver Yes! It‘s a good one. I read it in French during high school. 5mo
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Free on Audible with your Amazon Prime membership.
I enjoyed this moving short story and recommend it.

#AudioMemoir

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The Count of Monte Cristo | Alexander Dumas
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Rainy Saturday: Husband on an errand, one kid at an activity and the other still in bed.

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Took my daughter to the library; she wanted to find something fun to read from the YA section. I let her loose and could not help but look a little myself. I took note of this gem and the back cover sounded good. The kids and I read this together at bedtime. We enjoyed the unpredictable story. My sixth grade boy gives it four out of five stars. #BedtimeBookClub

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Listened to this on Audible. Lots of good advice. His is an interesting life to hear about. #AudioMemoir