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Dcueto

Dcueto

Joined August 2019

Books are my jam. Trying to instill a love for reading in my students as well.
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Peeps:

What are some first lines in books you‘ve read that have been brilliant?
I‘m trying to come up with catchy quotes to pique student interest in reading but I am up against cell phones and social media here, so Jane Austen ain‘t cutting it.

Post your faves below!

ozma.of.oz I can‘t think of any right now, but scroll through the #FirstLineFridays tag! There‘s some awesome examples there! 6d
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Who Is Vera Kelly? | Rosalie Knecht
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I actually picked this one for the cover, and was pleasantly pleased. Short and fun

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Why did I leave this duet on my TBR for so long???? Love love love Shakespeare, Shakespeare retellings, and this particular spin on Romeo and Juliet. DEVOURED the two books

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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I hereby MUST double, triple, QUADRUPLE check books before reading bc I am tired of these cliffhangers, y‘all!!! This flew by and now I have to wait till Jan for the next book. Rude

brittanythebookdragon I had the hardest time getting into this book. It‘s still just hanging out because I put it down. Maybe I‘ll give it another shot given such a positive review. 3w
Dcueto @brittanythebookdragon I hope you like it 1w
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The Hacienda | Isabel Caas
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Creepy, gothic fun

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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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I may have been the only person on the planet that didn‘t realize this was a series, so that was fun. Nevertheless, enjoyed this YA mystery

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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A beautiful fairy tale

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The Witch Hunter | Max Seeck
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Mehso-so

Maybe it‘s just my headspace, but this one didn‘t do it for me

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Readergrrl I don‘t know where you are, but I want to be there too. I missed my trip to the beach this year! 2mo
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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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Friend told me this was a great one. Let‘s see

janeycanuck Oh, this was a standout for me. Hope you enjoy it! 3mo
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Died and went to heaven today

DivineDiana And where is heaven, pray tell? 🙂 3mo
PathfinderNicole Is this in Columbus? 3mo
Dcueto How rude of me!!! this is Chamblin bookmine in Jacksonville, FL 3mo
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Book of Cold Cases | Simone St James
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As SOON as I saw this has been released, I nabbed it. One of my fave authors

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I‘ve been in a book slump and have DNF‘d so many, but this one made it better. Enough twists and turns to keep me interested.

5feet.of.fury This was a fun one for sure! Such a quick twisty read. 3mo
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Velvet Was the Night | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Will it live up to the hype?

Alfoster I‘ll be interested to hear if you liked it! I‘ll keep my opinions to myself for now….😝 4mo
Dcueto @Alfoster oh nooooooo! Ok I‘ll keep you posted 4mo
Alfoster No, I didn‘t hate it! Just didn‘t go where I thought! 4mo
Dcueto @Alfoster it was interesting lol 3mo
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The Girls I've Been | Tess Sharpe
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Witty and fun

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The Maidens: A Novel | Alex Michaelides
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Kiddos gave me their cooties and I can‘t think straight, but this read is hitting the spot

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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Loved this even more than Circe.

BayouGirl85 It‘s an all time fav of mine. 5mo
sprainedbrain One of my top 5 books ever. ❤️ 5mo
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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Mehso-so

I waited a long time for this, and it was pretty disappointing

Crazeedi I got this as a present, I hope I like it... 5mo
batsy I found it disappointing, too. 5mo
kezzlou85 It had so much potential but didn't deliver 5mo
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Plain Bad Heroines | Emily Danforth
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Gothic creepiness? Check. Interesting characters? Check. Interesting plot? Check check

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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This book, tho. It got me from page 1

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This was such a sweet, sexy read. Adored the characters and cannot wait for the second book to come out so we can see Hannah‘s love story

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Temptation | Ivy Smoak
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Guilty pleasure reading. Don‘t judge me

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FINALLY got my hands on this one. Been waiting for it for months

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The Birthdays | Heidi Pitlor
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Thank you for my sweet cards!! I know I‘ve been MIA but I will be back at writing this month

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome ❤️ 7mo
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Every Last Fear | Alex Finlay
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Didn‘t know what to expect, but enjoyed this. A bit sad, though:

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I needed something light. This fit the bill. I laughed aloud

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The Mary Shelley Club | Goldy Moldavsky
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Really liking this

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The Lost Coast | Amy Rose Capetta
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Friends of the library sale!!!!

Soubhiville Nice haul! 8mo
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The Chestnut Man | Sren Sveistrup
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In time for Halloween 🎃

mdm139 I just binged the tv show on Netflix 9mo
Dcueto @mdm139 did you like it?? 8mo
mdm139 @Dcueto yes I did. It has been a long time since I read the book but it seemed pretty close to the main story line 8mo
Dcueto @mdm139 watching the show now, and you were right. Pretty spot on 7mo
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I‘m TRYING to not DNF this book, because I love this author, but holy guacamole I‘m so annoyed with the main character. Halfway through, and I‘m HOPING it improves

kplovesbooks Everyone keeps saying that but idk, I like her! I mean...she weird as hell, but still! 😂😂 I'm 76% through...things will take a very different turn soon if you keep going. 9mo
Dcueto @kplovesbooks I‘m gonna trust you on this!! 😝😝 I guess I‘m at the point where I‘m like, I need you to make some better decisions. But let‘s see 9mo
kplovesbooks @Dcueto lol!! 🤣 Hopefully you won't hate it! 9mo
BookDragonNotWorm This is by far my least favorite of his. I had to push myself through until the ending, where it finally stopped being a struggle. 9mo
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Mehso-so

Not great, not terrible

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Love her books and this wasn‘t an exception

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Mehso-so

Not as good as “The Whisper Man” but entertaining enough

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Jane Steele | Lyndsay Faye
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Jane Eyre is one of my all time favorites so I am pretty excited about this satirical take

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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The last few times I read it, I hated it. Funny how books resonate differently at different seasons in our lives. Really enjoyed it this time

Ruthiella I‘ve only read it twice, but for sure my take on it changed from when I was in my 20s and when I was in my 50s. How I interpret Cathy and Heathcliff‘s relationship definitely changed. 10mo
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks you‘re the sweetest

Karisa 💗! 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗😘 I can tell that you are an amazing teacher and that your students love you!! (edited) 10mo
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Always love when Marin narrates and the book itself was good

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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It was predictable, so if you‘re looking for suspense, this may not be it. That being said, I enjoyed how some of the characters evolved.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This book has me in hysterics. So clever!!!

Readswithcoffee I love this book! 12mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this one! 12mo
Alfoster Ok, now I have to read it too!😀 12mo
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Dcueto @Alfoster yes!!!!! 12mo
Alfoster I keep hearing about his books but have so many on my NetGalley shelf…I have zero self-control when it comes to buying books, but I trust you people!❤️ 12mo
Dcueto @Alfoster I laughed so much! Move this up on your list 12mo
Alfoster 👍 12mo
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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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Sci-fi isn‘t always my jam, but this was a great read!!! Also, yassss for summer vacation!

ShyBookOwl Yay!! So looking forward to this one. I LOVED The Martian 12mo
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The synopsis intrigued me, but I didn‘t expect to love it so much. It is one of my favorites this year

janeycanuck Did you read Less by him? I didn‘t enjoy it but the description of this one sounds really good. 12mo
Dcueto @janeycanuck I have not, but I was interested in “the confessions of max tivoli.” Really loved this one. 12mo
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LOVED this one so much!!!!

Emily92Bibliophile I‘m about to start this one as an audiobook!!💙💙 13mo
Dcueto @Emily92Bibliophile I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 13mo
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Happy Mail: A Book of Devotionals | Mrs Kelli Rai Collins
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Thank you for my happy mail!!!! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I have been so terrible at getting letters out lately, and I am pretty ashamed of myself. I will be making it a point to dedicate time to getting back in touch with my lovely pen pals.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No worries!! Life is busy ❤️ 13mo
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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The end of ELA state testing means I have time to read!! Just started this one and definitely feeling some “Rebecca” vibes

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The Escape Room | Megan Goldin
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Really enjoyed this one!

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The Art of War | Tzu, Sunzi
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Just realized the irony in my current reads 😹😹 #emotions

Jari-chan Perfect fit 😂 14mo
IuliaC The extremes 😁👍 14mo
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Still Lives | Maria Hummel
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Meh

BekaReid I wanted to like this one but have to agree it was just meh for me too. 1y
Dcueto @BekaReid such a promising premise but it just all over 1y
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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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This was a sweet, light read.

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The Hunting Party | Lucy Foley
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I‘m in a serious book slump. I don‘t want anything too heavy, but all the thrillers I‘ve been picking up seem to be trite.

erinachu Have you read Lock Every Door by Riley Sager? I thought it was a very good thriller. 1y
Dcueto @erinachu yes!!! I really liked “home before dark” 1y
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One by One | Ruth Ware
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Not my fave of hers... ( “The Death of Mrs. Westaway was) it‘s still entertaining and fun to read. Not terribly unpredictable but not bad

MsMelissa I read this one this past week, and agree with you. I found it rather dull and the end was dragged out too long. My least favourite Ware book. 1y
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