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Daniellesbooks1

Daniellesbooks1

Joined May 2016

2018: 30/25 📖☕️🍉
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Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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I drove all the way to the airport to read.

Just kidding, I‘m picking up my parents and then heading to a wedding. But I‘m a little early and decided to spend it reading Anthony Bourdain‘s Kitchen Confidential.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Took two huge steps in my reading habits this week. When I realized I had over 400 books on my Kindle I vowed to get it together and read them more, at least for awhile. I am on my THIRD kindle book this week. AND I was finally able to find an audio book that I could get into, and listened to 2 hours of Handmaid‘s Tale today. My first audiobook that I‘ve gotten past the first 10 minutes 🤯🤗🤓

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Hanging out with two of my reading inspirations today. I took my grandparents to their local bookstore to do some browsing, buying and author visit planning.




#bookshopping #localbookstore #inspiration

rather_be_reading awwwww 😍 11mo
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My June book haul!
I‘ve had a cold lingering around the last 10 days or so, I‘m not much of a reader when I‘m sick and I haven‘t made much progress yet this month. But I‘ve got a couple of short road trip planned the next two weekends, hopefully I‘ll get a few books read then!

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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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A rough #Monday called for a hot bath and some reading time

BookaholicNatty I just read this not long ago and absolutely adored it!!!! I loved it so much I picked it for our postal book club! 2y
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The Eyre Affair: A Novel | Jasper Fforde
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My first #boomhaul of June! Traded in some books at my local book store for these three. I‘m most excited for The Eyre Affair, a few people have recommended it to me now. Have you read any of these yet? #thelastmidwife #islandbeneaththesea #theeyreaffair

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See Me | Nicholas Sparks
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My May reads! Seven total, which is huge given the major reading slump I‘ve been in the past year. Two of these books brought my Great American Read total up to 38/100! #thegreatamericanread #callthemidwife #daughteroffortune #thecolorpurple #seeme #jurassicpark

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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Didn‘t quite make the 13 hours. Completed about 12 hours and 16 minutes, finished 2 books, Daughter of Fortune and The Color Purple and got about 2/3rds through Jurassic Park. This is the first time I got anywhere even close to completing a #readathon ☺️📚 #13inthree

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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Not a bad start to #13inthree, 6 hours to go! I was able to finish Daughter of Fortune and read The Color Purple, start to finish!

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The Color Purple | Alice Walker

#TheGreatAmericanRead got me motivated to read something‘s that I have been meaning to forever, and Gabrielle Union‘s story about this book pushed it to the top of my list! And it‘ll bring my total to 37/100

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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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Going to give this a try, I‘ve got several things planned over the long weekend but I‘m thinking I can find some time for this #13inThree @Samplergal

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Daughter of Fortune | Isabel Allende
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Today‘s lunch time read...last December I was at my local library‘s end of the year book sale, my favorite event of the year☺️ as I was shuffling through the piles of books an older lady next to me picked this up, looked at me and said, “have you read this?” I replied that I hadn‘t and she handed it to me and said “do yourself a favor and read it!” I‘m finally getting around to it, and so far so good! #lunchtimereading

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Weekend reading pal

Chelleo Adorable and this qualifies as a #CatsOfLitsy post! 2y
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The Wild Truth | Carine McCandless
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This book got me out of a serious reading slump. I literally read it in two sittings, could not put it down. I‘ve read Into the Wild and seen the movie, so I was a bit skeptical going into Carine‘s account of her and her brothers life but I was so, so wrong in my skepticism. Carina writes purely and truthfully.

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Church Of Marvels | Leslie Parry
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The first 4-6 chapters were rough for me, I was trying to figure out how all the characters connected and thinking too hard. Finally I gave in and let the book take me for a ride. And oh what a ride it was! Victorian historical fiction and/or circus/sideshow subgenres may be my new favorite genres. This book was much darker than I was initially prepared for, but I quickly got over that and loved it!

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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed Elizabeth‘s story and learning more about the Johnstown flood. If the entire book had been about her, coming of age and female empowerment I would have loved the book. I really could have done without Lee‘s story, the pop culture references and “why me” attitude drove me nuts.

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On the Banks of Plum Creek | Laura Ingalls Wilder

Because of other life things today (*ahem* work) I've only gotten a couple of hours of reading in towards my #24in48 challenge. But I'm planning on putting in a good amount of time tomorrow. I'm rereading the Little House books for a MOOC class I'm taking and they have been perfect for this readathon so far, quick, easy and interesting!

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Little House on the Prairie | Laura Ingalls Wilder, Garth Williams

Officially signed up for #24in48 readathon!

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Farmer Boy | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Saturday morning reading for my MOOC class about Laura Ingalls Wilder. As a kid this was my least favorite and I often skipped it when I reread the series but now I'm rather enjoying it. The food descriptions are fantastic 😂🍎🍳🍗🍩🍪🍅🌽🍞🍯🧀

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This was an incredibly interesting story about a man who was born, raised and later escaped from a North Korean labor camp. It wasn't just about his physical journey but also his mental and psychological journey in the camp and adjusting to life outside of it. A must read!

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Fallen Land: A Novel | Taylor Brown
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Could not get into this! It was like the author was trying to make each individual sentence so perfect, it ruined the flow of the story for me. Nearly all the horse terminology was incorrect, and having had horses for over 20 years I was unable to get past the errors. It felt like a fake western :(

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Fallen Land: A Novel | Taylor Brown
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Just started this during my lunch break today

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Weekend reading 📖

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Enrolled in a MOOC about this inspirational woman and her works! Can't wait to re-read her books (again!) and get into her biographies

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I've never been a huge fan of short stories, few have really resonated with me but I'm a bit excited for this 😁

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A lot late to readathon (had to work today) but getting some good time in this evening📖

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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"She would rise."

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Siege and Storm | Leigh Bardugo
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A little lunch time reading, after a week long reading slump I finally got pulled into something again 🤓