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Joined May 2016

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Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
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Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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This was my first Wilkie Collins novel, and I loved it. I eventually switched over to #audiobook as I was reading so many physical copies, and it brought a whole new element to the book. If you like gothic romance/mysteries, you‘ll love this book!

#classics

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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This is a whole new genre that Nora Roberts explores, and I think it is one of her best. It brings a whole new perspective to her work, which I think was needed. She does a great job of world building, while still having her romantic elements and suspense that she is well known for.

#bookrec #arc #apocalyptic

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An Exorcist Tells His Story | Fr. Gabriele Amorth
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I went to B&N today and found these gems. Can‘t wait to read these!

#catholic #exorcism

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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Just started this and I can already tell it will be a page-turner.

#apocalypse #thriller

Jenni_Capps Yes!!!! Seriously one of my new favorite books of all time. 2y
DarcysBookBlog @Jenni_Capps I can understand why! I‘m only past Chp. 1 and I‘m already hooked! 2y
Nute I didn't know that Nora Roberts writes apocalyptic stories. Litsy is the best for making new reading discoveries. It will be my first book by this author. Exciting. Thanks Littens!😊 2y
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DarcysBookBlog @Nute this is her first foray into apocalyptic stories. So far, I think it‘s some of her best work. 🙂 2y
Nute @DarcysBookBlog Wow. I went to the bookstore this evening to buy it. I was so excited that I failed to notice the label ARC in your blurb. I know now to calm the elation and be more observant. 2y
tpixie @Nute I‘m reading about it now and went to Litsy to add it to my TBR. It comes out December 5. The first of a trilogy. https://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2017/02/nora-roberts-year-one-cover... 2y
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Dead Angler | Victoria Houston
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This was a good vacation read. I‘d classify it in the cozy mystery end of the mystery spectrum, and it was just what I was looking for. I‘m so glad I found this author on my trip.

#localauthor #vacationread

BarbaraBB Great pic! 2y
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Dead Angler | Victoria Houston
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On vacation in the North Woods, and found this by a local author. So far it‘s pretty intriguing!

#localauthors

BrittanyReads Beautiful view! 2y
mrozzz Lovely photo! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @mrozzz thank you!! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @BBL4nkensh1p isn‘t it gorgeous!?! It‘s beautiful up here. 2y
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Meant to be taken in bits and pieces, this is a brilliant book packed with wisdom. Hahn is great writer/theologian, and I learned so much from listening to this.

#audiobook #catholic

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Endless Night | Agatha Christie
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This was one of her weaker books. It‘s just hard to get into and takes forever to get to the plot.

398.2 On the bright side... this is an adorable photo! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @398.2 thank you! 😊 2y
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Endless Night | Agatha Christie
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“Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.” –Agatha Christie
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I‘m kind of in love with my new #bookbeau 😍💀



#spookyreads #SpookishBookish #agathachristie

bookish_wookish that book beau!!!! 😍😍😍 2y
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Woman in White | Wilkie COLLINS
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“ This is the story of what a Woman‘s patience can endure, and what a Man‘s resolution can achieve.” –Wilkie Collins
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Color me intrigued! As opening lines go, that one grabbed my attention. 👻



#wilkiecollins #spookyreads #coffee #dickensbuddies

BarbaraBB This is soooo good! 2y
MarriedtoMrT Wilkie Collins was referenced constantly in the book I just finished. I should really give one of his books a try. I'm interested to see what you think! (The book that referenced him was 2y
DarcysBookBlog @MarriedtoMrT that book sounds really interesting! This is my first Wilkie Collins book, so I‘m quite looking forward to reading it! 2y
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Village School | Miss Read, John S. Goodall
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Honestly, not much happens, and yet just reading about their everyday life is so interesting and so different to how our culture is today. It‘s fascinating to read about. 5 ⭐️

#anglophile

ferskner I LOVE these books! They are so comforting. Glad to find a fellow fan! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @ferskner they definitely are comforting! I‘m new to them, and definitely plan on reading more of the series. 2y
Ashley_Nicoletto I 🖤 that pillow and your bedding. 2y
SaraFair @DarcysBookBlog - you must be my kind of people, because I am loving Miss Read also. Got an omnibus with 3 of the books in it at a library sale. Jackpot- 2y
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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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ITT was a little hard to choose for this month‘s selection—I almost skipped, but Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance looked intriguing. What was your #botm?

Reviewsbylola I got The Power, Manhattan Beach, and Eclipse. 2y
Bklover I really loved Beasts. I think you will be happy with it! 2y
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DarcysBookBlog @Reviewsbylola I almost got The Power! I hope you enjoy it! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @Bklover that‘s good to hear! It sounds really interesting, so I‘m looking forward to reading it. 2y
DarcysBookBlog @ForeverNerdy yay! I hope we both enjoy them! 2y
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Village School | Miss Read, John S. Goodall
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"I soon realized that what I really wanted was time to ruminate, time to observe, and often time to be alone." –Miss Read

#fiction

bookloo This is so pretty. 😍 May I ask where you get the wood slab (?) your coffee/tea is on? :) 2y
[DELETED] 3803335244 @bookloo I've seen them at Hobby Lobby or Michael's craft store 💜 2y
bookloo @ForeverNerdy Thank you!!! ❤️ 2y
DarcysBookBlog @bookloo I got mine at Urban Farmgirl, which is a local store. 🙂 2y
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I found I really didn't care what was going on in this story. The family drove me so crazy ( the only one I truly cared about was Mouse), that it really cut into my enjoyment of the story. Overall, this was a scan through to see how things went. 2.5/5 ⭐️

#arc #thrillers

MinDea What a bummer! 2y
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The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise | Nicolas Diat, Robert Cardinal Sarah
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"The journey toward silence of the heart is itself made in silence. Here is the great mystery: silence is attained in silence and grows in silence." –Robert Cardinal Sarah
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#sundayfunday

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"I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun." –Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I love this 'what if' story; I reread this one all the time. ?

#janeausten #whatif

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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This is one I have to come back to. I just couldn't get into it.

swishandflick Bummer! 2y
Kristy_K I've seen such mixed reviews about this one! Makes me nervous. 2y
DarcysBookBlog @swishandflick I know! 😕 I was looking forward to this one. 2y
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DarcysBookBlog @Kristy_K i don't think it's necessarily bad, but it doesn't live up to The Martian, and that more than anything was the disappointment. 2y
MrBook Great pic! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @MrBook thank you! 2y
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Mehso-so

These are pretty enjoyable mysteries, but they feel two dimensional; none of the characters seem quite believable. If they had one more round of editing to really make the characters three dimensional, this would be a 5 star read. 3.5 ⭐️

#thrillers #mysteries

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Starting this and hoping it's just as good as #themartian 🤞🏻🍁

#scifi #arc

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Happy birthday to the Queen of Crime! 🕵🏻‍♀️

I love all of her characters, but I have to say that Poirot squeaks by as my all time favorite characters that she created. Who is yours?

#christiecelebration #mystery

8leagueboot Fall is the perfect season for Agatha Christie. I think I'm going to do a spree of her novels before the new Orient Express movie comes out! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @8leagueboot that sounds like a great idea! Fall and Agatha Christie seem perfect together. 2y
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The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise | Nicolas Diat, Robert Cardinal Sarah
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"Silence and peace have one and the same heartbeat."

#quote #catholic

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No Vain Loss | M C Frank
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A stunning conclusion to the No Ordinary Star trilogy! I've been in love with them since book 1, and this wraps everything up brilliantly. M.C. Frank has such a beautiful writing style, it's truly a treat to read.

#blamelitsy #arc #nosstreetteam

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Paper Valentine | Brenna Yovanoff
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You can breeze through this book in one sitting, but the writing leaves something to be desired. While the murder of the girls is supposed to be a focal point of the story, it takes a backseat to Hannah's obsession w/her dead best friend, and her new love interest. It's good but not shocking in any way. 3/5 ⭐️

#onesitread

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If you love reading about Egyptian mythology and Victorian London, you will love this series. When her mother sends a cursed artifact to their museum, she immediately knows that she must get rid of it before her father or any of the museum workers touched it. She sets out in the middle of the night to do just that (that's the only time it will work!). What follows is a nail-biting, sarcastic read.

#middlegrade #blamelitsy

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"This time we hadn't even managed a whole block before we heard the sounds of footsteps behind us. Honestly! Doesn't anyone in London have anything better to do than follow other people around?"

#middlegrade #humor #blamelitsy

batsy Love Theodosia! Haven't kept up with the series. 2y
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This was a haunting read. With writing reminiscent of The Night Circus, you'll be pulled along through the story. Rene Denfeld shines light on dark subjects, yet it almost reads like a fairy tale. Best read with a hot drink to counteract the chill. 5 ⭐️

#arc #thrillers #bookrec #onesitread

swishandflick I like your book sleeves! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @aren't they great?? They're #bookbeau & I so want to get more! 2y
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I think the true mystery of this book is Naomi. She's an intriguing character, someone is very much a closed book.

#arc #literary #mystery

CarolynM Lovely picture. Where are you? 2y
DarcysBookBlog @CarolynM thank you! I'm at a local winery, DC Estate Winery. 🙂 2y
mrozzz Nice view! 2y
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DarcysBookBlog @mrozzz isn't it gorgeous?? 2y
mrozzz Totally! 2y
JenReadsAlot I love that winery! 2y
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Robert Bryndza does it again! I don't think he could write a bad book. From beginning to end, this was addicting and hard to put down. 5 ⭐️

#onesitreads #thriller

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The Cloister Walk | Kathleen Norris
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This was such a fantastic look into the cloistered life of monks & nuns from an outsiders POV. It's reverent & honest, with poetical writing. 5 ⭐️

#catholic #nonfiction

the_alternate_ending_library I have this on my TBR list!!! I bought it months ago but have yet to pick it up. You are the first I've seen to review it on here. 👏🤗 2y
DarcysBookBlog @the_alternate_ending_library it's so good! I got it at a used bookstore, and her writing is very compelling! 😊 2y
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So excited to be reading the 5th book in the Erika Foster series!!

#arc #thrillers

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This was such a brilliant, thrilling, heart pounding read! I could not put it down! 5 ⭐️

#catholic #bookrec #thriller

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T. A. Williams, I have found, writes the perfect weekend romance escape books. This time we are in Southern France, by the beach with medieval history and cute guys, both of which I love. 4 ⭐️

#recommendsday #beachread

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Heidi (Classic) | Johanna Spyri
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"The pretty little Swiss town of Mayenfeld lies at the foot of a mountain range, whose grim rugged peaks tower high above the valley below." –Johanna Spyri


#quote #teasertuesday

annahenke Beautiful photo! 2y
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The Cloister Walk | Kathleen Norris
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" ... hospitality is at the center of it all. In a work in which we are so easily labeled and polarized by our differences ... monastic hospitality is a model of the kind of openness that we need if we are going to see and hear each other at all."

#spirituality #quotes

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#nordiccrime is not for me, I've determined. This story bounced around between views too much for my taste, that I found my interest wavering.

#arc #netgalley

suvata That's why ARCs are so cool. You can test a genre without shelling out any money. 💰 2y
DarcysBookBlog @suvata agreed! It's one of my favorite things about ARCs. 💰 2y
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Bailedbailed

I've decided that Jo Nesbø & I were not meant for each other. The writing doesn't appeal to me, nor does Harry's character. Also, that trailer scared the bejeezus out of me.

#imacoward #nordiccrime

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This was a gripping thriller, with a twist ending I definitely didn't see coming. The only thing I didn't like about it: the love triangle. It's the trope I hate the most, and it's a rare accurance when I actually like a love triangle.

#psychologicalthriller

RadicalReader @DarcysBookBlog what‘s this book about? The cover has my interest piqued 2y
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The Cloister Walk | Kathleen Norris
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This is such a beautifully written book. I'm slowly making my way through it and marking as I go along.

#catholic #biography

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I'm hoping it picks up soon! It seems slow so far.

#nordiccrime #currentlyreading #jonesbø

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Guess I should see what all the fuss is about.

#nordiccrime

Bklover I liked this one! 2y
8leagueboot The trailer for this is seriously freaky and yet, I can't wait? 2y
DarcysBookBlog @Bklover that's good to know! I've not really read any of the Harry Hole books, except for The Bat. 2y
DarcysBookBlog @8leagueboot I haven't seen the trailer yet, but I might have to watch it with one eye closed! 2y
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The Anatomy of Clay | Gillian Sze
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I've found a new favorite #poetry author! Gillian Sze writes such beautiful poems, that I just want to slowly wind my way through them. 4 ⭐️

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The Anatomy of Clay | Gillian Sze
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"Yes: she is ordinary, like most people; /
but how lucky they are to witness /
her miss the last tendril, /
the one that sticks to her neck, /
curled like a crescent moon." -BUN, Gillian Sze
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#poetry #words

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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The premise is what drew me in, but the writing couldn't hold me. It was choppy and slow, and slowly I found my interest waning. 5 ⭐️ to the premise, but overall, this was a 3 ⭐️ read.

#botm

emilyhaldi Totally agree!! Soooo meh 😑 2y
DarcysBookBlog @emilyhaldi I ended up skimming this. 😕 2y
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Panicle | Gillian Sze
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"IV PANICLE A draft for two seasons"

This is a beautifully written, sumptuous, languidly written collection of poetry. I loved every moment.

#poetry #arc

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This was such a great book to pick up. I mean: Christmas, Paris, bookshop, romance. All the best ingredients for a cute romance book. Sarah & Ridge were adorable, who truly loved each other but had some work some things out in their relationship. It was realistic, & had me daydreaming of Paris. 4 ⭐️

#christmasbooks

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Of Mice and Men | John Steinbeck
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The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry definition. No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it." -by Robert Burns

Hoping to catch up in the readalong by this weekend.

#SteinbeckShortsReadalong

MidnightBookGirl Gorgeous pic! 2y
alifesheloved I loved this book when I read it in school. I really need to pick up a copy for myself and read it again! 2y
suvata I think it's a wonderful book and everyone should read it at least once in their life. 2y
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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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" . . . even the profoundly damaged sometimes have useful stories to tell."

#teasertuesday #botm

emilyhaldi I started this yesterday and I have to say I'm a little bored right now... 2y
DarcysBookBlog @emilyhaldi I kind of have to agree with you. I started this over the weekend and I'm only just to pg. 100. 😕 2y
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The Road Between | Courtney Peppernell
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Mehso-so

There are beautiful moments in this book, but overall, most of the poems felt mediocre to me.

#arc #poetry

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The Blinds | Adam Sternbergh
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Stillhouse Lake was so amazingly good, it was hard to start anything else. Starting this one and hoping I enjoy it!

#botm #socksunday

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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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😱😱😱😱😱🚨🚨🚨 HOLY. CRAP. 😱😱😱😱🚨🚨🚨

This has to be one of the most intense things I've read in a while.

#readthis

Bklover I can't wait to read this one! 2y
DarcysBookBlog @Bklover it was so good!! I highly recommend it! 2y
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