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EclecticBookLover

EclecticBookLover

Joined October 2016

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Mehso-so

Even though I finished the book today, I'm still considering #marvelousmarch a success for me. Thanks for hosting @Andrew65 ! Looking for to ne t month.

Andrew65 Well done, thanks for playing along. 👏👏👏🙌🥳 🍾 🥂😍 3mo
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Pickpick

Tagged was a soft pick. Fun moments but somethings started to bother me by the end. Continuing my romance binge with th pictured.

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Late to posting, but I hope to finish 2 books for the #marvelousmarch #redaction.

Loving the tagged one right now.

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 3mo
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Mehso-so

Finished the tagged and started the pictured book from @sharread's TBR. Im very curious about this one as I saw the movie and thought it was great. #sharreadathon

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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Joining the #sharreadathon in memory of @sharread. Doing my best to get in as much reading this week as possible. Beautiful way to honor her memory @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Professional_Book_Dragon

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My #FabulousFebruary wrap up. Accomplished my goal of 3 books. Thanks fir hosting @Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂😍 Thanks for playing along. 4mo
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Pickpick

This was fun! Especially after reading Wuthering Heights. I loved Hailey, she was a great character. This was a great #BlameItOnLitsy thanks to @Crinoline_Laphroaig

Book 2 of 3 done for #FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 4mo
ravenlee I just read this too! Serious peer pressure around here. 😆 4mo
TheBookHippie 😂😂😂 yay! 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig So glad you enjoyed it! 4mo
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The Summer Place: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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Perks of being a librarian! This is one of two books I'm eagerly anticipating this spring. My coworker came in with this ARC so I snagged it 😊

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Finishing the tagged, the onto Brazen. Doing pretty well for #FabulousFebruary.

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Started the tagged this morning. Been on my TBRfor awhile now

#WeekendReading @Andrew65

Andrew65 Have a good weekend of reading. 4mo
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Just in time to start this one! I have lots of library books to get through, but I think a reasonable goal is to finish 3 books starting with the tagged one. Totally a #blameitonlitsy #FabulousFebruary @Andrew65

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 4mo
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1. Highlander's Captive by Mariah Stone
2. The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
3. Tagged or Rules of Engagement by Christina Dodd. Both were some of the first romances I read and I loved them.

If you haven't played: @aroc, @bookish_wookish, @TheAromaofBooks, @slategreyskies

@Ddzmini thanks for the tag 😊
@Eggs thanks for the fun prompts 😊

#wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🌺📖👍🏼 5mo
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After reading The High House by Jessie Greengrass, I need some lighter, happier fare. Diving into what I hope will be an extended detour into romances, I'm re-reading the tagged book to prepare for #Bridgerton season 2.

LitStephanie I can totally relate. I recently went on a silly romance kick because I needed some happy! 5mo
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SRWCF 💯💯💯 5mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Brontee
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Got to the point yesterday where I needed to know what happened. This is my first time reading this and I don't think I'll be picking it up again anytime soon. It just isn't my thing. Very glad to have had the #Pemberlittens #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights chapter a day read along to help mark this one off my list!

Crinoline_Laphroaig I don't blame you. I'm ready to be done! 5mo
Liatrek lol I had to do the same 5mo
ravenlee I‘m about to power through to the end, probably over the weekend. I read this about 20 years ago (😳) and strongly disliked it. It has not improved in the interim. 5mo
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Mehso-so

Not as laugh out loud funny as I was expecting, but a funny concept.

Blueberry I liked better "Ophelia Joined the Group Maidens Who Don't Float: Classic Lit Signs Unto Facebook" by Sarah Schelling. 5mo
EclecticBookLover @Blueberry I'll have to check that out! I loved Abridged Classics by John Atkinson so I had high hopes for it, but it was too inconsistent. 5mo
Blueberry Ooh, I will check out Abridged Classics! Have you ever read it watched on YouTube Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literature by Sparky Sweets? They are fun also. 5mo
EclecticBookLover @Blueberry I will check it out! Thanks!! 5mo
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Looking forward to finally diving in to this beautiful book! I tried to follow the web version, but I couldn't focus enough.

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Petty: The Biography | Warren Zanes
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My snow day reads. Enjoying the last few days with the Christmas decorations up. #wanderingthroughwutheringheights #pemberlittens

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Thank you @Littlewolf1 for the #littlechristmasswap! I can't wait to read the book. Choclate covered pretzels are one of my favorites! The avacado card is so cute!!! 😍

Thank you @bookish_wookish for hosting!

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I've had this copy of Wuthering Heights for years. I picked it up from a cart outside The Strand. Now I'll finally get to read it as part of the #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights chapter a day. I love the note on the bookplate. 😊 @Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig Love it!😍 6mo
Leftcoastzen That‘s cool ! 6mo
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New Year's Resolutions | New York Times
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Came across this challenge and I'm looking forward to it in addition to my yearly reading goal. I'm hoping to clear out some of my TBR with a focus on books I already own. #beathebacklist #beatthebacklist2022

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I didn't post as they arrived, so here's the big finish. 😁☃️🎄 #holidaycardswap

Thanks for hosting @LibrarianRyan!

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Combination anniversary/birthday/Christmas. Needless to say it's been a very bookish holiday season for me. 😁

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Wasn't expecting this one to come in so soon, but im looking forward to it!

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What Happens in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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Reached my goal with the tagged book! Looking forward to how many more I can squeeze in before the end of the year.

Avanders 🥳🥳🥳 6mo
aroc Jealous! 6mo
aroc Congratulations! 6mo
EclecticBookLover @aroc you can do it! 😁 6mo
aroc Ha! I'm not even close! Hoping to hit 50! 6mo
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Mehso-so

The romance seemed trite. It was great to read a holiday romance novel that wasn't Christmas oriented and learn some things, but I found the "big miss" to drag too much. The lack of communication between the main characters was incredibly frustrating. If this wasn't an audiobook I probably would have given it a pan.

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Listening to the tagged book and writing out cards for the #holidaycardswap #cardswap

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Giant Days Vol. 7 | John Allison
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Pickpick

I love these girls. Such a fun series, great characters, fantastic artwork.

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Looking forward to participating again this year! Such a fun swap! #holidaycardswap #cardswap

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan thanks 7mo
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Trying to get back in the groove with some graphic novels and a book about binge-worthy TV. Gotta love the library! #bookhaul

ravenlee Some good looking choices there. I loved Mooncakes! 8mo
EclecticBookLover @ravenlee I've been looking forward to it! 8mo
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I am Rosa Parks | Brad Meltzer
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I NEVER post something like this, but this is outrageous and appalling. I'm sure many people on Litsy have seen the CNN story about the York, PA school district. If anyone wants to contribute to get thes books into the students hands, here are two ways. Unbelievable. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Traci1 How is it the 21st century, and there are still people banning books?? 😒 9mo
EclecticBookLover @Traci1 it's still a thing unfortunately 😔 9mo
Laughterhp Wow, this is crazy. Why ban a book about history? Like this happened.. 9mo
4thhouseontheleft I just saw that you shared this! I'm an alumni of the school district, and one of the two women Brad Meltzer mentions, JJ Sheffer, is an old friend of mine! Frustrating to see a similar thing happen in TX now. 7mo
EclecticBookLover @4thhouseontheleft it's happening all over sadly. I believe they ended up reversing the decision. I'm glad there are people like your friend to bring attention to what's happening. 6mo
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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Changing things up a bit and switching to this as my lunchtime read. Gotta prep for season 2 🤗

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Brief Cases | Jim Butcher
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Finishing up some personalizes wedding presents. Then back to my own projects, which, I never seem to get around to. 🙃

#audiostitching
#DresdenFiles

wanderinglynn Super cute stitching project! 10mo
EclecticBookLover @wanderinglynn thanks! Found it on Etsy. 😊 10mo
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Dragging out spending time in Bon Temps as long as I can. Reading this at work while I listen to Bone Crossed by Patrica Briggs on my commute which I started while in the middle of listening to Brief Cases by Jim Butcher. Plus I'm reading Centerstage by Michael Kay at home at night. Too many books at once? 😅 #bookishproblems

YummyLibrarian No such thing! 10mo
EclecticBookLover @YummyLibrarian no there isn't! 😆 The audiobooks really messed everything up for me! I didn't expect the Mercy Thompson book to come in so soon fast. 10mo
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Iron Kissed | Patricia Briggs
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Doing some #audiostitching on this cloudy Saturday. Moving on from Sookie Stackhouse to Mercy Thompson. #urbanfantasy #audiobooks

wanderinglynn I love Mercy! One of my fave authors. I also love her Alpha & Omega series. And your project looks fun! 10mo
EclecticBookLover @wanderinglynn thanks! The part I'm working on now is Stitch. It will say Ohana above both of them when it's done 😊 Mercy is really good! I plan on getting to Alpha and Omega at some point. 10mo
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Sometimes you just need to hang out with some vampires, werewolves, fairies, and everybody's favorite telepathic barmaid.

Traci1 These books are my go-to rereads when i need a pick me up. 11mo
EclecticBookLover @Traci1 Right! They are just what I need right now. 11mo
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Big Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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I am loving this book. Just the palette refresh I need. I read HungrybHeart by Jennifer Weiner and lived it, but I haven't read any of her fiction. I haven't be this excited about a book in a long time. Iooking forward to diving into the rest of Weiner's blacklist. Plus I love the cover artwork.

Scochrane26 My favorites by her are Good in Bed and Little Earthquakes. I haven‘t read all her books but have read these at least twice. 14mo
EclecticBookLover @Scochrane26 I'll have to check them out! I just read that Mindy Kaling is going to be in and I think produce Good in Bed. 14mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells

I'm going to have to skip this month's #bookspin and #bookspinbingo. My reading has been a bit haphazard lately and in some cases non-existent. Time to take a break and regroup! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks No worries!! If you want, I can keep you on the tag list for June? 14mo
EclecticBookLover @TheAromaofBooks Sounds good! Thank you 😊 14mo
TheAromaofBooks Hopefully May is a month of rejuvenation!!! 14mo
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Anne of Ingleside | L.M. Montgomery
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Catching up on my chapter a day! I can't believe how much time has passed between this book and the previous one! #Kindredspiritsbuddyread

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Late posting, but im still participating! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I posted the numbers this morning, so you should be set!!! 1y
EclecticBookLover @TheAromaofBooks got them, thank you! 1y
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The Queen's Weapons | Anne Bishop
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Last year when the pandemic hit, one of the first books I read was The Queen's Bargain by Anne Bishop and it was so nice to revisit a familiar world. It brought me out of my reading rut. Black Jewels is one of my favorite series and while the original trilogy is still tge best, I love to see the stories continue for these characters. 😊

ShelleyBooksie So jelly! 1y
EclecticBookLover @ShelleyBooksie it came out Tuesday! Im so excited to start it! 1y
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I loved this. I had the pleasure of meeting Ngozi Ukazu at Book Expo when the first book came out. I Steppend into her autograph line after seeing the cover. I loved the first book and I loved this one too. It took a little while for me to get into, but it was just as good and heartwarming as the first. #bookspinbingo #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My March #bookspinbingo board. Lots of good books to read this month ☘🍀 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 1y
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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March's list ready to go! #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 1y
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Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
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I got a bingo and finished my #doublespin. Those are pretty much the only good things I can say about this book. I would DNF'd it long ago, buti actually bought the book so I was determined to get my money's worth. The pace didn't pick up until about pg 270 and didn't get really good until the last 75 pages or so. I know lots of people love this, but for me it was just flat. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least you got a bingo!!! 1y
Hooked_on_books I can feel your pain of working through this by your knowing exactly which page it picks up on! 😆 I see myself in this post the times I‘ve forced myself to keep reading a book I‘m not enjoying. I feel you! 1y
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I finished all of these over the 3-day weekend. I had started everything except Ghosts which I started and finished yesterday. All were picks and I loved each for a different reason. Ghosts was haunting & not a typical celebrity memoir. It really is exactly as the title describes with a sprinkling of what it's like to be an actor. Cosy and Anne were the warm blankets I needed this weekend & Follies was fun & transported me to ranch life in OK.

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My Valentine's and Galentine's gifts. Forbidden Hollywood is from my husband and the tagged book is from @aroc and I can't wait to dive into it!

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Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
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Working my way through this one for #bookspinbingo. I'm intrigued, I'm just not sure where everything is going.

Linsy I‘ve been curious about that one. Would love to know your thoughts when you‘re done! 1y
EclecticBookLover @Linsy definitely! So far I find it a bit slow in the beginning, but there's enough to keep me interested to keep going. 1y
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So the picture is the actual book. I think the tagged book was an earlier version. This was a gorgeous book. Stunning pictures and some nice commentary on the photography as well as Terry O'Neill's work. #bookspin for January--finished just in time. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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Untitled | Unknown
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February's #bookspinbingo list!

Forgot to tag @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I just posted the numbers!! 1y
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