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ElenaBaer

ElenaBaer

Joined July 2017

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I didn‘t want to offend- put on spoiler. (You never know) Page 6 and I was laughing out loud.

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Mehso-so

I know nearly everyone loved this book and it was good. I am glad I read it. But meh... not my favorite.

CocoReads It wasn‘t for everybody. It had mixed reviews at book group but I really like her-I will say her Borgia books were way better. 7mo
DivineDiana My current Book Club read! 🤷🏼‍♀️ 7mo
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Alice Network | Kate Quinn

So I was Pinterest-ing and this pops up. I‘m a bit worried about how they know which book I‘m reading but it‘s a list of Kate Quinn‘s recommendations. Link is in the comments.

CocoReads Ooh, that‘s a little freaky in the “big brother is watching” kind of way. Btw, I just bought her newest, The Huntress, tonight. My irl book group is reading it in September but I couldn‘t resist the release day sale! 7mo
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Alice Network | Kate Quinn

So this was my January read for #newyearwhodis. And because of personal/family problems I have barely read anything this month. I will make more of an effort to not only finish this book but read others off your list since you have nearly finished the list I sent. I hope you have enjoyed the books. It seems you have. I will continue to tag you in my reads as I get my act together. 😔

CocoReads @ElenaBaer I‘m sorry to hear you‘re going through difficulties right now. I am enjoying your list but take all the time you need and don‘t feel obligated to finish mine. Do what you need to do, take care of yourself. 8mo
monalyisha Thanks for checking in, @ElenaBaer! I‘m sorry you‘re having a hard time. Hope everything takes a turn for the better soon! 💕 8mo
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So I opened this and the pages are upside/backwards. Done on purpose? To confuse those non readers who seek to disturb us? To generate talk and force people to ask about what you are reading ? Or just an OOPS !!

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Alice Network | Kate Quinn
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Starting two new books. One for my January swap and one that was a gift. I didn‘t reach my reading goal last year. 163/180. So I set a goal of 100 this year.

CocoReads This was a good one. Enjoy! 9mo
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Unmask Me If You Can | Shana Galen
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The first half the the story was beautiful! There was literally one sentence that threw me off for the second half. I would still recommend this book. Echoes of the me too movement in the ending.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Have you seen this ?? 😍❤️

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I am really enjoying this so far. Life lessons from the animals that have influenced her writing and her life.

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The dog isn‘t really trying to share and snuggle. He wants me to move out of the chair. 😕

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Untitled | Unknown
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So.... In your goodreads reading challenge do you include books that you are re-reading, or only new reads?

CocoReads I include retreads. Most of the time, it‘s books that I read so long ago that they‘re like new to me anyway! 8mo
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I am ready for Christmas!!! I would put my tree up if I could convince my husband to drag it out! 🎄🎄

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Edinburgh Dusk | Carole Lawrence
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I love finding people in books !! 🔎Detective Hamilton meets Arthur Conan Doyle!!🔍

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Edinburgh Dusk | Carole Lawrence
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I'll just read for an hour or so before starting my school work. 😊

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Mean Streak | Sandra Brown
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I got these both for ........
10 cents each !!!!!!!!🤑

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Gift from the Sea | Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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When the beach bookstore has a display of beach titles and there are at least four that you want!!! 😍

RaimeyGallant Pretty! 11mo
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Book signing this coming Sunday !!

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Dash & Lily's Book of Dares | Rachel Levithan Cohn
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What a great YA story. Told in alternating POV as they write to each other in a red moleskin notebook, leaving clues and having escapades. Quick read. Going to get a few copies for my middle school book club next school year.
#Christmas-in-July

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I‘m teaching a book club elective in September to 7th & 8th graders. This is what I had at home. 😀 The really tall stack is all HP !!⚡️

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Origin | Dan Brown
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So each chapter skips to someplace/someone new and there are no chapter headings to get the reader oriented. I hate that. I have to read the beginning of each chapter twice so I can figure out who is talking and where they are. Annoying.

Bklover Hmmmmm... I‘ve been waiting for paperback for this one- may have to make it a library rental. 1y
ElenaBaer @Bklover I actually bailed on it. I found myself skimming to try and find something happening. 1y
Bklover Thanks for letting me know!! 1y
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The Devil's Triangle | J.T. Ellison, Catherine Coulter
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My first book borrowed from the library !!!
It took me a while to get a library card because they are hardly ever open!!
So how do you all decided which to buy and which to borrow?
Or do you just re-borrow or if you want to reread??

SassyBookworm I love borrowing books! I‘m sure if I had time to reread I would just reborrow but I have found so many to add to my TBR I haven‘t yet! 1y
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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Having a cheap version of the cheese/crackers/champagne that the two characters met over in this book. And ginger ale instead of champagne. So far it‘s ok. I‘m already a little tired of Alexa‘s self esteem issues even though I can relate.

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Dreaming Spies | Laurie R. King
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Another book where they meet a historical figure. This time Emperor Hirohito. Reading while waiting for my boys at the dentist. #summervacationchores

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Another great installment in the series. This one you definitely can‘t read out of order. It basically picks up where the last one left off. Only three more in the series and summer just started ?!?

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I love when this author throws in some relevant historical figures. One of the last books had Lawrence of Arabia and this one has Dashiell Hammett!

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So Locked Rooms is the next book in the series, book 8 and on page 4 they mention “the events that happen in Japan.” Those events are told in Dreaming Spies, book 14.
What do you do ? Wait and read in order ???????

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The Game | Laurie R. King
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So I just finished the original Holmes “Valley of Death,” and it was so-so. I‘m only 20 pages in this Holmes/Russell story and I already like it so much better. Does that happen to anyone else. The spin-offs are better than the originals ?

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O Jerusalem | Laurie R. King
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An adventure with just enough history to be intriguing. Sherlock Holmes. Mary Russell. Reminds me a little bit of the DaVinci code with its history backdrop. I am having a hard time getting my chores done this weekend. The only thing I don‘t like is that I didn‘t realize the publication order does not mean you are reading the tales chronologically.

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Too Wilde to Wed | Eloisa James

I am really enjoying this next installment ! But I‘m stuck at work and Nook for PC isn‘t loading the book. 😩 I only have 40 pages left and I wanted to read during lunch !!!!!

EloisaJames Oh my Nook is so fussy! I hope you enjoyed the end! 1y
ElenaBaer @EloisaJames I loved it !!!!! Whose story is next ????? 1y
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A Study In Scarlet Women | Sherry Thomas
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Almost done, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I read the second in the series first and then this one. #myclothesmatchmybook

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I am enjoying this series. Thought I might stop since the third was meh. But this one is doing well. I also read the original Sherlock Holmes Hounds of Baskerville first. (Reading in the car during soccer practice.)

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I am really enjoying this despite being extremely busy at work. I haven't had much time to read but this book seems to be ok with short reads here and there. I never read the first book so there are some backstory things that are mentioned that I don't know but it doesn't matter I still understand what's going on.

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I‘ve been reading Agatha Christie so this might be a good next choice.

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Some snow day reading. Trying to work on my TBR pile.

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The Dream of the Great American Novel | Lawrence Buell, Powell M Cabot Professor of American Literature Lawrence Buell
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Just saw this on FB. I‘m going to check it out. They will put out a list later in the spring. Give people a chance to read and vote and then in the fall there will be more shows and a winner picked.

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The Next Always | Nora Roberts
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Just about halfway through. I am enjoying it. One of my $2 finds at the thrift shop.

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$2 each at the thrift store !!!!

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I didn‘t realize this was a chunker. I think I just got carried away ordering.

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Further Observations of Lady Whistledown | Julia Quinn, Karen Hawkins, Suzanne Enoch, Mia Ryan
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Some nice HEA Valentines Day short stories. And let's be honest Lady Whistledown is THE BEST !!!!

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Look what I found on clearance at Marshall‘s !!

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Some very interesting ideas in the book. Using literature to teach empathy and understanding.

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“Bibliotherapy, the art of using books to aid people in solving the issues they are facing,”

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It‘s times like these that I think my OCD would have made me a good editor.

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I love when secondary characters from previous novels get their own story !!!

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I‘ve just started but it‘s cute so far. I would love to just pack up and move and I would love to own a puffin.

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My first Miss Marple Mystery ! Halfway through. Nice easy read as always with Agatha Christie. Some good surprises.

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Universal Studios Florida !!! Awesome, expensive, wonderful experience.

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The Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
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Mehso-so

It started off slow. Then we jump back in time to hear her story through the centuries she has been alive. I guess I am used to HEA and this was not it. There are more to the series but I am not sure I was to read 400 more pages, several times,to get to the end.

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The Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
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A bit slow to start, I have to make sure I am reading the time/year stamps. Enjoying it so far.

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Getting ready to get snowed in!!