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Eggbeater

Eggbeater

Joined January 2018

Aspiring writer who belongs in a John Irving novel. Proud Liberal, dog mom, & crocheter. Loves lit, sci fi, fantasy, horror, & memoir.
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I grew up working class and tend towards a fast food palate. When I've gone to fancy French restaurants, I've been tempted to stick the excess silverware in my purse.

However, this memoir is fun because it is more about a woman who has to become the ultimate chameleon in order to do her job, and she really gets carried away with it.

I'm still not convinced I'd ever want to try a dish called "suckling pig." No judgment, rich people. ?

readordierachel Love this review 👍🏼 19h
BookNAround I love that you clearly keep the extra Subway napkins like I do. Real classy at my house. 😂 18h
Eggbeater @BookNAround 😂 We're not wasting a free napkin! 17h
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Mistress of Rome | Kate Quinn
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Maybe it's me. But I couldn't get into this audio book because the narrator's voice got on my nerves, so I sent it back. Now I'm trying to listen to Where the Crawdads Sing and I'm finding it boring. It got such rave reviews! Does it get better? I'm an hour in.

Can anyone recommend a truly spectacular audio book for someone in a slump please?

audraelizabeth Brendan fraser is the narrator for the version i listened to. 2d
MidnightBookGirl Hmm, I think you already read my fav audiobook of the year (Daisy Jones and the Six). Not sure if you've listened to the audio of NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (although I'm pretty sure you read the book), but the narration by Kate Mulgrew is amazing. I really enjoyed the narration of The Fifth Season (and the rest of the series), if you like The Princess Bride, As You Wish by Cary Elwes is a great listen. 1d
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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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Nothing compares to The Alice Network, but this book was entertaining and suspenseful with some of the best developed characters. It brings to the forefront of historical knowledge the battle cry for recognition of the contribution of women during wartime, and that's something I greatly appreciate about the two books by Kate Quinn that I've read so far.

Has anyone read her Empress of Rome series? That is next on my list.

Melissa_J I‘ve read her Rome books. I loved them! I actually prefer the Rome novels to her WWII stuff (although The Huntress comes darn close), and I really hope she goes back to writing about Rome. 4d
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J.K. Rowling psychoanalyzes some of her own characters and comes up with a far more lenient view of some of them than I do--it was interesting. I would not cut Horace Slughorn nearly as much slack. I enjoyed his chapter the best because we had such a different perspective.

HOTPock3tt @Eggbeater Where do you find these short stories? Are they on pottermore? I have an account but have barely explored it 🤔 5d
Eggbeater @HOTPock3tt they are little novellas that were on sale on Kindle. I don't go to the Pottermore website since it sorted me in Gryffindor and I am confused by this as I think I am a dark, bookish Hufflepuff. 4d
HOTPock3tt @Eggbeater Oh thanks so much for telling me!! I had no idea where to find them. Just bought the first one today 🤗 4d
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The Fountain Bookstore, Inc. | Richmond, VA (Bookstore)
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Got to meet Jennifer Armentrout yesterday @FountainBookstore at a book signing. She gave an incredible interview about her new book Storm and Fury. I am really excited to read it! We all had such a good time!

@MidnightBookGirl @petersonks15

Trashcanman What's up you? How are you? 1w
Eggbeater @Trashcanman I'm actually doing pretty well considering. How are you? 1w
MidnightBookGirl She's pretty awesome and so are you! Thanks for attending the event, and I'm excited to read the book too! I've been a fan of hers for a long time.
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Every time I re-read this book, I am in awe of how amazing it is. I read it over and over and always find something new. This time around I really connected with Neville.

Best quotes:
"...to have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever."

"It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends."
Dumbledore 2020

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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Read for YA book club @FountainBookstore , favorite local indie bookstore where I bought the book. Look at the pretty cover and it's signed and everything!

Cooking and babies aren't subjects that usually hold my attention, but I became sentimental about this novel because of the characters and the values espoused in the book of female empowerment and honoring roots.
 @MidnightBookGirl @petersonks15

hermyknee ❤️🧡💛 2w
SW-T 😊😊😊 2w
petersonks15 Will be starting this soon! 2w
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I actively disliked this book. Celaena's been in a prison camp for a year doing hard labor, being whipped and starved, and watching people around her die and now she gets to the palace and she's focused on the prince's outfit? I found her character superficial and unrealistic. Not that I have to like the characters in the books I read, but I have to like the fact that I don't like them. I think Sarah J Mass isn't for me and that's okay.

Lucy_Anywhere That's exactly what I thought! She should have been furious, but she just, like, forgave everyone and ate cake in her bedroom 2w
hermyknee I don‘t like her books, either. 2w
sprainedbrain I have hate-read this entire series... 😳 2w
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@MidnightBookGirl
1. Demon Proxy. My in-law meant it to shame me for not being religious, but my book club ran with it!
2. Higglety Pigglety Pop! makes me laugh.
3. Only if they have spoilers.
4. It does set the tone. If I don't know anything else about the book, I admit I could be subconsciously influenced. If it's bright pink, I won't buy it.
5. @hermyknee @Stacy_31

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

MidnightBookGirl I had just never met an actual Demon Proxy before! It's an honor to have someone with serious connections in book club. 2w
Eggs Thanks for joining in 🤗👏🏻💗 2w
Stacy_31 Demon Proxy! I love it! Also thanks for the tag! ❤️💜❤️💜 2w
OrangeMooseReads Woohoo a demon proxy. I had my former youth pastor call me the devils right hand man. 2w
Eggbeater @OrangeMooseReads We have mutual friends. We could do damage. 😂 2w
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Look at the beautiful inside cover!

I am glad Leigh Bardugo is continuing on with the Grishaverse, there was definitely more of the story to be told. I pledge my undying loyalty to these characters. I am really looking forward to the sequel because this one had a great ending. I will say that the perspective would switch just as the storyline would get really good and it made me want to skip chapters.

JohannaRose Beautiful! I‘m looking forward to reading Six of Crows 2w
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This book was adventurous, dramatic, witty, romantic, suspenseful, historical, educational, and heartbreaking. It seems impossible that the author managed to pack all of that into one novel, yet she has done so. The story doesn't allow for a moment's rest and women in it are incredible. I want to go out and buy a "morally questionable hat" to celebrate the book.??

marleed I loved this book and just read the huntress! 2w
Eggbeater @marleed How was The Huntress? It is next on my list. 2w
marleed I loved it - maybe as much as The Alice Network. In fact, it‘s my post for later today. I just posted for a challenge so thought I‘d wait a few hours before posting again! 2w
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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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Wow! I devoured these verses. The poetry was beautiful and Elizabeth Acevedo's voice shines through as very powerful and genuine. The book reminded me of how I wrote angry poetry when I was a teenager as a coping mechanism. It made all the difference. The questions Xiomara has about theology are the same kind I grappled with. It made me feel understood. I did think things wrapped up a little too neatly at the end.

hermyknee I never had a chance to finish this one because a kid borrowed it from my classroom library, but I think I‘m going to listen to it on audio! Glad to hear you liked it! 3w
Eggbeater @hermyknee I've heard the audio version is even better and shouldn't be missed out on. I plan on listening to it too. 3w
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Slayer (Slayer, #1) | Kiersten White
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These kindle flash sales always get me. Like I need anymore books. But this one was already on my TBR because...BUFFY! I have always been a huge fan and I have to see what the author does with this.

@HOTPock3tt @CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian I saw on Goodreads that this was on your TBR too.

Areader2 😂I just bought it 3w
HOTPock3tt Yassss!!! 🙌🏽 ♥️🎉 thanks for letting me know😃!! @Eggbeater (edited) 3w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian Ooh, yes I wanna read this too! I don't read ebooks unfortunately but this is a good reminder to look for it at the library! 2w
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Wifey | Judy Blume
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Why are there so many book titles with women being described as somebody's wife or daughter? I'm not commenting on the individual merits of these books themselves or saying I won't read them, but rather that women don't seem to warrant full identities of their own, even when the book is about them. Authors, please consider naming a book "The Feminists Husband" or "The Policewoman's Son." She belongs to herself, say her name!

GatheringBooks valid point!! 🧚🏼‍♀️📚 3w
Readergrrl I‘ve been thinking this too... maybe something about “woman as non-entity” finding a voice or “other than” expected role? 3w
Leftcoastzen Love your titles! 3w
j9brown Agreed, I've been a little miffed by this, too. 3w
OwlReader Thanks for the follow ❤️ 3w
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I always like Ruth Ware's main characters; they seem very real to me. I did guess who the killer was, but I was never positive I was correct.

I've never heard of a bachelorette party being referred to as a "hen party" before. I guess that's a British thing. It made me laugh.????

Nora had some really "duh" moments there at the end. I wanted to yell at her through the page.

TrishB Hen and stag parties here. 3w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Because of Apple cheeked Sally Field, I thought all nuns were friendly and could fly when I was little. This is not an easy read. It is so well written and descriptive I had flashbacks. I think it was important for her to write it the way that she did and not hide it anymore, but anyone with a history should be prepared. This book is not so much about an acting career so much as being a person. I felt connected with her. Well done.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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#24B4Monday #readathon My time was 17 hrs 38 min. I was happy with that considering my a/c broke and I was delirious half the time.
Thank you so much for hosting
@TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader as usual I had a great time!

Andrew65 That‘s a great time, well done and thanks for playing along. 😊🙌🙌🙌😍 3w
Traci1 My a/c has been broken all week too. We are hoping they'll have the parts to fix it Wednesday. It's in the mid/upper 90's this week, and we are baking. 🏜 3w
Eggbeater @Traci1 We will melt together then. 90s here too. I have American Home Shield and they are terrible. Who knows when they'll replace it. I hate fighting with them. 3w
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BookaholicNatty Whew!!!! I would have been unconscious so great job!!!! Hope it gets fixed soon! 3w
Clwojick Oh no! Hopefully your ac gets fixed soon! Congratulations on the reading time, though. You did great! 💪🏻 3w
BooknerdsLife Oh no! Hope you get your a/c fixed soon! And great job despite the heat 👍🏼👍🏼 3w
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King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Does this artwork vaguely make anyone else want to turn their head and cough? My a/c broke. I have heat exhaustion and I would fail a Rorschach test right now. Really Leigh Bardugo, really? 😂

GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 4w
gradcat I would absolutely die if the a.c. broke. I hate being in the heat, and I‘m a big baby about it. I hope you are okay & that it is fixed very soon. (Just being overheated would make me turn & cough 😂, so....) 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, definitely! We just had our A/C serviced and I‘m really hoping it survives the summer ... 💦💧💦💧 4w
Stacy_31 It makes me think of those creepy house centipede. But now that you mention it, I can totally see why you had that reaction. 😂😂. I hope your a/c can be fixed soon! 4w
cobwebmoth 😆 4w
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In Pieces | Sally Field
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Throwing this out there because I don't know how *I* feel and wonder what others think about trigger warnings. Some graphic descriptions of trauma took me unaware in this book. I think it's important that they be told as is, but there is no doubt it stirred up emotional flashbacks I wasn't prepared to deal with today. Part of me wishes for a little heads up about that much detail.

#24B4Monday @TheReadingMermaid @andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

HOTPock3tt Thank you so much for the heads up omg I hadn‘t heard that about this book 😖 4w
petersonks15 Sometimes I think trigger warnings go too far. The list of things that can trigger people could be endless and honestly it just gets to be overkill imo. However there are a few big things that I feel should get rigger warnings. Rape, abuse, animal abuse, brutal killing or abuse, etc. I feel like these have a different level of intensity and readers should be warned. (edited) 4w
petersonks15 Things graphic in nature should also be warned about. You can‘t protect everyone from everything, but I feel like these (and others like them that I can‘t think of right now) should be givens. (edited) 4w
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TheReadingMermaid That's a very interesting topic. So do you think that book should come with trigger warnings on the back of the book? Maybe something like how CDs come with their parental advisory warnings? 4w
cobwebmoth I have mixed feelings about trigger warnings. I don't want to upset someone by not warning them, but it's sometimes hard to know what will trigger another person. For example, someone warned about a possible trigger in a book I'm currently reading, but it wasn't at all triggering for me, but they didn't warn me about something else and I found that thing very upsetting.🤷‍♀️ 4w
LibrarianRyan Most days I hate trigger warnings. I see it as self banning of books. But some people are more sensitive. But then again, if we avoid sensitive issues are we really dealing with those issues. I‘m not sure. I know ahead of time I won‘t read a book where a dog dies, but if I knew about that in every book I were ever wanting to read, I might miss a lot. See I have no real answer either. 4w
Eggbeater @TheReadingMermaid I don't think it should ever be mandatory for the author to have it on there, but maybe they could elect to just so readers are prepared and don't read graphic rape scenes on the bus. 4w
Eggbeater I don't know. It's possible I am too sensitive. 4w
cobwebmoth Also, I'm really sorry that you are having to deal with being reminded of traumatic feelings. *hug* 4w
Larkken I def appreciate warnings. I deal very poorly with rape scenes, and I'm not sure there's a way to deal well with them...? Sorry you were blindsided like that. 4w
Clwojick It‘s definitely a hard topic. I don‘t feel strongly one way or another. I tend to make note of warnings by other who‘ve read the book, but I don‘t pay attention to anything being listed by the author. The only trigger that really gets me is detailed animal abuse. I would atleast like I bit of a warning so I can choose to skip that part, or skip the whole book. 4w
Andrew65 Some themes I find very difficult or impossible to read. Child abuse for example. 4w
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The Satapur Moonstone | Sujata Massey
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Both books in this series tackle issues of feminism, race, and imperialism and combine it with a gift for storytelling and suspense that is rare. I don't think there are other books like this out there. I felt like I learned a lot about Indian history.

I fell asleep with my timer on but my best guess is 5 hrs 53 min for the first day of the #24B4Monday #MayMadness #readathon @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Clwojick You‘re doing great! 👏🏻 4w
MidnightBookGirl I really love this series! 4w
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I'd read this book to children's of any gender way before puberty. The main messages being that a kid can find their own spiritual path and that all their confusing feelings surrounding life and growing up make them normal. Who would want to keep their kid from accessing ideas from that perspective? #24B4Monday #readathon #MayMadness #bannedbooks @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

tpixie When this book first came out, the school library kept it behind the counter and I had to have written permission from Mom to read it!! Luckily she gave me permission!!!! 4w
Stacy_31 This was one of my favorites as a kid! 4w
juliegumdrop This was my first Judy Blume back when I was a kid. I bought a copy for my 10yo daughter but she‘s not interested yet. 4w
Andrew65 A true classic of children‘s fiction. 4w
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Here is my book stack for the #24B4Monday #readathon #maymadness. Harry Potter, Margaret, & Pet Sematary are all listed as banned in one place or another. The other 2 books are just on my TBR. Photo of Judy Blume from HuffPost. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

TheReadingMermaid That's a good stack 👍😃👍 4w
Shley9225 What was Margaret ever banned for? 4w
Andrew65 Interesting choices. Good luck with the Readathon. 😊👍 4w
Eggbeater @Shley9225 According to Wikipedia, "frank discussions of sexual and religious topics." I guess getting your period is a taboo subject. Maybe they ought to read Stephe King's Carrie instead. 4w
Rissreads 🤣😆 4w
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A quick sojourn back into the wizarding world featuring the background stories of some of my favorite characters. Nothing earth-shattering, but I particularly enjoyed learning more about Professor McGonagall, whom I greatly admire. I'm brushing up on HP trivia for my convention in August.

GingerAntics I loved reading more about her too. This was a fun little read. 1mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I am excited for the #24B4Monday #MayMadness banned books edition #readathon this weekend. 🤗 My goal will be 15 hours as I may have a lot going on this weekend. I'll post my books when I figure out what I'm reading. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @Clwojick @RadicalReader

Clwojick Thanks for the repost! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid That's a great goal sweetheart. I can't wait to see your books 😍 1mo
Andrew65 Thanks for reposting and good luck with your goal. 😊👍 1mo
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Having volunteered in nursing homes when I was younger, I know that the older people get, the more interesting stories they have to tell. You just have to be ready to sit back and go on a journey with them. I loved Lillian Boxfish's story. She is a character I want to keep with me and call up when I need strength.

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The Dead Travel Fast | Deanna Raybourn
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It doesn't compare to the Veronica Speedwell series, but it is well written and entertaining . It starts out slow with a typical homage to Dracula/ romantic setting, but the ending has a great twist. I liked Theodora. I don't usually like romance characters because they are too subservient, but she had her own personality.

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A Dangerous Collaboration | Deanna Raybourn
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The mystery plot in this one was especially good, as was the tension between Stoker and Veronica. I liked seeing more of Tiberius's character fleshed out. Veronica is my favorite Victorian female character because she is more independent and modern than many women in 2019 are able to be. I hope I don't have to wait too long for another book.

Eggbeater Would they just do it already! It's book 4 for @#%'s sake! 1mo
rretzler They already have, if I remember correctly. I think Stoker is playing her just right... He‘s a smart man and she has no clue! 😂 1mo
IndyHannaJones What is the first one in this series? 1mo
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julesG @rretzler No. They haven't yet done it. He blurted out his ex's name and that ruined it. 1mo
julesG Book 5 shall be published next year and is supposed to be the last in the series. I hope not! But I already suspect it'll be about Jack the Ripper. 1mo
Eggbeater @julesG well, they better get on with it then! 1mo
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@Stacy_31 thanks for the tag!

1. Freakonomics
2. Yes
3. Currently reading the Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book." It comes across as archaic and patriarchal and needs updating. Some of it is relatable and helpful.
4. Maybe a month. Sometimes I can't concentrate when I'm too stressed.
5. @hermyknee @MidnightBookGirl @petersonks15

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 1mo
Eggs #4 !!! Totally understand 1mo
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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This was an emotional, thought-provoking book. The amazing descriptions of Alaska were very real and made me want to some day explore the state, but never to stay. The story moved quickly and I stayed engaged and heartbroken throughout. My only complaint is that the love scenes were ridiculously unrealistic.

SitsWithaBook Such a compelling read! 1mo
Crazeedi Enjoyed this but it was sad too 1mo
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A Treacherous Curse | Deanna Raybourn
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The third book in the Veronica Speedwell series goes more into depth about Stoker's past, leaving more intriguing questions about the history and futures of both he and Veronica. These books get better and better and I am going to be so sad when I get to the 4th book and then I have to wait for more. I just may continue on with the story in my head. It is that good.

robinb Absolutely adore this series! I‘m putting off reading the 4th one! 🤣 1mo
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Girls with Sharp Sticks | Suzanne Young
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The points made in the book were valid and important and I appreciated the message. Most people don't realize it is more tiring to fight back even once you know you're being oppressed; it is easier to go on feigning ignorance.

The story itself just seemed sort of skeletal and a bit flat to me. I would have liked to have seen the author make the characters more dynamic and the plot more original and less predictable.

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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The second book in the series is even better than the first one with its grottoes, and glass blown toys, sheep's eyeballs, and corpses mixed with tongue-in-cheek Victorian sensibilities. Deanna Raybourn used the first Veronica Speedwell book to warm up and she's really coming into her own. These books make me happy and cheerful. Stoker and Veronica are my current favorite literary "not-couple" so far.

Eggbeater @Trashcanman Hi George! 😊 How are things? 1mo
Trashcanman Well, so so. How about you? How are you doing? Things are just here and I don't think will ever change 1mo
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Eggbeater @Trashcanman I'm hanging in there. This is not an easy time in my life. But as long as we're both still moving air, there is always hope. 1mo
Trashcanman @Eggbeater Well thank God it doesn't take any brain cells to breath or I'd be dead. I hope things get better soon. I'm here for you too you know. It's not all one-sided and shit. Well I hope you know that. 1mo
Eggbeater @Trashcanman I do know and I appreciate the support. 💕 It helps and it means a lot. 1mo
Trashcanman @Eggbeater I hope you do. I mean it. A lot of people say things like this but I absolutely mean it. 1mo
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This book is a lot of fun! It's a Victorian adventure/ mystery with a very witty, memorable heroine and great humor.

MidnightBookGirl We have her at the store all the time- she's AMAZING. I need to read her other series.
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Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl This was my first book by her. Let me know when she comes in next. I'll get a book signed. I listened to the audio. It is really sharp and enjoyable. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl I definitely will! We just had her in for the 4th book in this series (we did her pre-order campaign), so it might be awhile. She's a long time friend of the store, I think she and Kelly were friends before her first book came out. I LOVE this series on audio but the book covers are gorgeous!
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MidnightBookGirl I definitely will! We just had her in for the 4th book in this series (we did her pre-order campaign), so it might be awhile. She's a long time friend of the store, I think she and Kelly were friends before her first book came out. I LOVE this series on audio but the book covers are gorgeous!
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HOTPock3tt This is one of my fave series of all time! ♥️ I feel like it gets better and better. Book 3 a treacherous curse is my fave but they‘re all good ☺️ glad you enjoyed it!! @Eggbeater 1mo
HOTPock3tt @MidnightBookGirl which state? I would be soo happy to get a book signed by her!!! 😃 1mo
MidnightBookGirl @HOTPock3tt Fountain Bookstore in Richmond, Virginia. We carry signed copies of her books and we ship all over the world. So if there's an copy of her Veronica Speedwell books you want signed, we have them on our website and in our store. :) 1mo
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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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I could see this book playing like a movie in my head. It had great characters and the author was so subtly descriptive so that you don't realize she is infiltrating your brain. The book kept me interested throughout and there is no way I can't not continue with the series.

HOTPock3tt I might have to bump this up on my TBR 🤔 1mo
hermyknee I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! @HOTPock3tt DO IT!!!! 1mo
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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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I loved the characters and the nostalgia mixed with remorse in this one. I found it to be extremely addictive and I read it in two sittings. I think it might be my favorite Ruth Ware that I've read so far just because I felt like I understood the character of Isa so well.

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Psycho | Robert Bloch
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1. It by Stephen King
2. All of the Harry Potter books, that is my go-to comfort series
3.Litsy, Goodreads, and handwritten journal
4. My bathtub after I dyed my hair red. I took a picture because it looks like the shower scene from Psycho.
5. @MidnightBookGirl
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

whatshesreadingnow Haha definitely looks like that shower scene!! 😆😂 but uh oh I hope it comes out. 2mo
Eggs Good one ☝️ 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Lol, I would ask if a certain somebody in your house has been seen since you snapped this picture, but I honestly don't care enough about him to be concerned. ;) 2mo
Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl 😂I take a solemn oath on Harry Potter, it is really just red hair dye 😂 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @eggbeater 🧙‍♀️ 2mo
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In the beginning, I did not connect well with this book, but by the end I totally changed my mind. The characters handled situations differently than I think I would have and I found it frustrating and difficult to relate to at first. By the end of the story, I was enthralled with the plot and proud of the main character, Ji Lin.

Gissy I want to read this and I love the cover😍 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Finishing the #24B4Monday #readathon with 17 hrs 24 min. I'm happy with that considering my goal was 15 hrs. Thanks for hosting @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 As usual it was a blast and it went by too fast. ❤🙌

TheReadingMermaid Yes it always does seem to do that doesn't it? LOL I'm so glad you had fun. And you made great time sweetie 👏👏👏 2mo
Andrew65 Definitely went too fast! A fantastic achievement. 👏👏👏🙌 See you next time. 😊 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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Total reading time yesterday for the #24B4Monday #readathon 5 hrs 10 min, bringing me up to exactly 13 hours. So far Lillian Boxfish and The Raven Boys are good. I'm a little bored with The Night Tiger. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Well done, 13 hours is a great time. 🙌 Best of luck on the final day. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl Love, love Raven Boys! 2mo
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The magic TBR jar picked The Raven Boys and Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk as my next books.
#PopJarGame #24B4Monday #readathon #24B4MondayGiveaway
@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Good picks, jar! Lillian is wonderful! 2mo
Andrew65 Loved Lillian and want to read The Raven Boys. 2mo
Naj The Raven Boys is amazing! 2mo
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Shley9225 What an interesting concept for managing the TBR! 2mo
marleed I love your TBR concept! 2mo
TheReadingMermaid @Shley9225 @marleed it is a game that we are playing for a read-a-thon this weekend. Everyone who posts a picture of their TBR jar gets entered to win a free book! You are more than welcome to join us if you like ❤️🤗❤️ 2mo
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Samantha Shannon will go down in history as one of the greats. Everything she's written has a subtle uniqueness that slowly but intensely works its way in to your blood stream. I was obsessed with this epic novel of amazing women, talking dragons, and mages.

#24B4Monday #readathon 7hrs 50min
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TheReadingMermaid Doing great sweetie 💪🤓📖 2mo
diananissan3 In what position did you read this book? Lol it is so thick that I can‘t see myself reading this in bed. I‘ll for sure drop it on my face. I cannot wait to read this one. 2mo
Andrew65 A great total, well done. 👏 2mo
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mrsmarch @diananissan3 try the ebook lol 😂 2mo
Eggbeater @diananissan3 You're right, the book is bulky and I mainly had to read it with the book in my lap. It took me longer to read it because of that and there is more wear and tear on the book than I normally have. 2mo
Shley9225 (Sorry to ask bc I hate getting this question but) is this book YA or Adult? I‘ve seen it in lists for both 2mo
Eggbeater @Shley9225 I would classify it as adult fantasy. I think the reason it gets confused is that her Bone Season series, which she is in the middle of writing, is more YA urban fantasy. 2mo
BooknerdsLife Awww I‘m excited about this one too! 2mo
BooknerdsLife @Shley9225 this book is shelved under adult fantasy here in Australia 2mo
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Rose is posing for the #24B4Monday #readathon . I'm finishing one epic novel by Samantha Shannon that I'm obsessed with and listening to The Night Tiger on audio to start, and then randomly picking from the titles on the bottom for the #PopJarGame
#dogsoflitsy #pitbullsoflitsy

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TheReadingMermaid Awe so sweet ❤️💕 2mo
RvnclawWhovian I have a Rose too who‘s an Amstaff mix! 💜 2mo
Eggbeater @RvnclawWhovian 👊💓🐶 2mo
ladym30 Rose is lovely!❤️ 2mo
DGRachel 😍Rose and Bailey could definitely be litter mates! 😍 2mo
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#24B4Mondaygiveaway #24B4Monday #readathon #PopJarGame I picked 12 books on my TBR that I've been dying to read and haven't gotten around to. Some are print books, most are books backing up in my Kindle that were on sale at one point. May the best books win! I can't wait! 📚

Texreader Love it!! 2mo
Bookartbookmarks Great idea! 2mo
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It's my favorite time of the month. The time when I drop everything and read! I'll be setting a more realistic goal of 15 hours for the #24B4Monday #readathon this weekend because I have a few bookish social gatherings to attend. Thank you @TheReadingMermaid and @Andrew65 for hosting. I will get my stack together and post it soon.

TheReadingMermaid Awesome sauce! Don't forget to post your PopJarGame TBR jar to be entered to win a free book! 2mo
Eggbeater @TheReadingMermaid I don't understand the PopJarGame thing. What exactly am I supposed to put in the jar? 2mo
TheReadingMermaid Sure sweetie no problem, it's a TBR jar. Simply put in the names of the books that you wish to read this weekend. When it comes time to read a new book just pick one out of the jar. Post a picture of your jar to be entered to win a free book! Easy peasy 1 2 3zey 😁 2mo
Andrew65 Thanks for posting. We look forward to seeing the time you get to. 😊👍 2mo
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This was a quick read and just what I needed to take my mind off of some pretty intense pain. I loved Lo. I lay on my couch and imagined myself her, trapped on a ship, trying to solve a murder, and everyone just thinks I'm a hysterical drama queen. ...This is extremely plausible.

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This mystery had a very satisfying, classic British feel to it that was enhanced by the audio performance of Imogen Church. I enjoyed it so much even though I eventually guessed what the ending had to be. My next audio book will also be a Ruth Ware novel read by the same narrator and I can't wait!

ShyBookOwl I love finding a good narrator! 2mo
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Heroine | Mindy McGinnis
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This was between a pick and a so-so. The author did a great job depicting the evil cycle of pain and drugs and addiction, the obsession and compulsion, and the thought process that goes along with that, but she left out a few key components that are crucial to continuing recovery. The book goes into detail about suffering but glosses over the recovery process. As a recovering addict, I believe the process of getting clean matters as much as how⬇

Eggbeater A person got addicted. She was right that it becomes about more than just physical pain relief, but about how you cope with the stress of that pain, and then pretty soon just how you cope with stress period, then ultimately this little pill is bigger than you. She was wrong when she had a character say that you never stop wanting drugs after you get clean. It's not that black and white. ⬇ 2mo
Eggbeater You can have fleeting moments when you think of drugs and then let the idea go. You can develop tools to counteract, reduce, and prevent cravings. That was never mentioned in this book. Certain scenes did make me a bit itchy, but I read other recovery literature and I remembered what to do. I've found reaching out to other recovering addicts for support is the common denominator in most healthy real-life success stories. 2mo
Gissy I have to read this one for book club next week. I don't like this topic so I will try very hard to see if I can finish it😬 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I just finished today, and I wish the ending hadn't been handled so briefly. I took a lot of notes and I had a few other issues, but I'll save it for book club. 2mo
Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl I am really looking forward to book club. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. 2mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I definitely recommend listening to this book in audio format because it is read by a full cast and they each do a great job.
Just like with Evelyn Hugo, I could really believe that this was a true interview and this story happened to a real band. The novel made me desperate to listen to an album which doesn't really exist. I could hear it in my head though. Daisy and Billy in particular struck me as very much like people I know.

Readergrrl Listening to it now! So sweetly tragic that it hurts! I wish I could hear the songs! 2mo
hermyknee I just started this one today! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl I'm still thinking about this book! 2mo
Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl I know! It is definitely one of those books that will stick with you. 😄 2mo
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👋 @Eggs Thanks for the tag!

1. I'm pretty fickle by nature, but right now I am in the middle of Samantha Shannon's The Priory of the Orange Tree and I'm obsessed with it.
2.The province of Seiiki where they worship dragons as gods and I get to be a dragonrider.
3. The kingdom of Yscalin. The place is infested with the Draconic plague and other corruptions.
4. @HOTPock3tt

#whatwouldyoudo @DannyHattan

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Pit Bull Flower Power | Gamand Sophie
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Happy #NationalPetDay This is my reading buddy Rose basking in the sun. She is partial to audio books and is a great cuddler.
#dogsoflitsy
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@DGRachel She and Bailey could be from the same litter. 😍

DGRachel She‘s beautiful!!😍❤️🐶❤️ 2mo
whatshesreadingnow ♥️🐾 2mo
TheSpineView 💕🐾 2mo
Leftcoastzen So pretty !🐶 2mo
Stacy_31 Adorable!! 💖💖 2mo
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