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EliNeedsMoreShelves

EliNeedsMoreShelves

Joined September 2016

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Hyperion by Dan Simmons
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Jade City by Fonda Lee
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The Beadworkers: Stories by Beth Piatote
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The Prophets by Robert Jones Jr.
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Dead Man's Walk: A Novel by Larry McMurtry
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Pickpick

This is a pick for me, but I predict it won't be for everyone. It is a slow burn, and while I enjoyed the plot device that was turning The Book into a narrator, the dialogue between The Book and Benny might be a bridge to far for some readers. Loved the emphasis on the importance of books in our lives, somewhat meh on the depictions of mental health struggles...

Anyway, first novel finished in 2022!

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First book finished in 2022 and it was incredible. The author has a fascinating way of weaving together history and culture, and then tying both into his own personal life. Nearly every essay found me researching online to find a performance, or a picture, or more information about a topic. The writing was strong and poetic and tender and alive. An absolutely fantastic read.

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And #BookspinBingo because why not! 😆

Hoping to make a dent this year!

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Better late than never - my January #Bookspin list. I'm very excited to jump back in!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Never too late to BookSpin!!! 6mo
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Every Heart a Doorway | Seanan McGuire
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Ooooh, I think I found a new series I am going to love! These weird, sad kids just grabbed me from the start.

Littlewolf1 I loved this book 11mo
GondorGirl This is one of my favorites series! She manages to pack such sensational stories into novellas. They're sooooo good! 🧡🧡 11mo
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Parable of the Sower | Octavia E. Butler
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This novel took a while to get into - its gorgeously written, but so so bleak. However, once I was engaged I was totally along for the ride. This has hard, upsetting subject matter, but so many interesting things to say about family, and religion, and strength. Will definitely be picking up the sequel.

#bookspin #doublespin
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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 11mo
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The Arsonists' City | Hala Alyan
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Current audio - really loving all the complex family relationships here.

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My #bookspin selection for July - this is a fascinating idea, but entirely too academic for me in this stage of my life.

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TheAromaofBooks It's always disappointing when it feels like a book that should interest you isn't accessible. 12mo
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Well, June was a gigantic Bookspin fail, so here's hoping July looks better. 😆

Here's my July list!

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 12mo
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Orphan Train: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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I think I missed last month entirely?!?

Anyway, here's my June Bookspin list. (Better late than never...😆)

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Elizabeth2 The Orphan Train is such a good book. One of my favorites. I have also read The Sword and the Miracle. That was one of the first books my book club read together over 20 years ago now! Enjoy! 13mo
keys_on_fire I agree with @Elizabeth2 , Orphan Train is an excellent book! 13mo
EvieBee I misses last month too! But your list looks fab! 13mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I posted the numbers this morning, so just let me know if you can't find them!! 13mo
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Darling Rose Gold | Stephanie Wrobel
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Late getting this posted, but here is my April #bookspin list. Now to go find out what my numbers are this month!!

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keys_on_fire Some wonderful books on your list! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I posted the numbers yesterday so just let me know if you can't find them!! (I've been ranting about Wordpress since then 😂) 1y
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A Map of Days | Ransom Riggs
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All set for March and #bookspin - trying to work on some series I need to complete!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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The Echo Wife | Sarah Gailey
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Oooooh, I did not see THIS one coming!!

SilversReviews This book was so bizarre. Not a favorite. 1y
EliNeedsMoreShelves @SilversReviews interesting! I just finished it and thought it was a terrific read. Sorry it didn't land for you. 1y
Laughterhp Just got this one from the library! Can‘t wait to read it! 1y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves @Laughterhp I JUST finished it minutes ago - hooo, molly, it's a good one. 1y
SilversReviews @EliNeedsMoreShelves I don‘t like sci-fi- glad it was good for you. 1y
SilversReviews @EliNeedsMoreShelves 😊 Not my cup of tea!! Glad you liked it. 1y
BookNAround Well that‘s super creepy! 1y
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Lullaby | Lela Slimani
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Hello #LMPBC Group T!!

Do any of these look fun for our thriller round??

@Alfrazier21 @Tattooedteacher @Kappadeemom

Tattooedteacher Any of them sound good !! 1y
Kappadeemom I‘m good with any of them! 1y
Alfrazier21 oooo I‘m good with any of these!! 1y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves @Tattooedteacher @Kappadeemom @Alfrazier21 I think the one I'd like to read the most is The Good House, but it's a LOT over 400 pages.... 1y
Tattooedteacher Nearly 500. Sounds like a good read though. We can handle one longer one. 1y
EliNeedsMoreShelves Alright, I'm gonna go for it! The Good House it is! 1y
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The Women of the Copper Country | Mary Doria Russell
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Hey there #LMPBC Group J!!

Any of these look good for our historical fiction round??

@rsteve388 @DarcysMom @ncsufoxes

rsteve388 1.) Fifty words for Rain. 2.) The women of Copper County. 3.) Miss Burma and Lastly 4.) The High Divide 1y
DarcysMom I haven't read any of them and am up for whatever you want! 1y
ncsufoxes I haven‘t read any of them, no real preference 1y
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EliNeedsMoreShelves @rsteve388 @DarcysMom @ncsufoxes I want to pick Fifty Words for Rain but just realized it's more like 450 pages - is that a problem for anyone? 1y
rsteve388 It's not an issue for me. I am good. 1y
DarcysMom That is fine for me as well. 1y
ncsufoxes No problem 1y
EliNeedsMoreShelves @rsteve388 @DarcysMom @ncsufoxes okay, Fifty Words for Rain will be my choice! 1y
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The Golem and the Djinni | Helene Wecker
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Well, of course I'm late posting this, but I had my best month ever for #bookspin in January, so I'm super excited to get started for February!

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TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Let me know if you can't find the numbers!!! 1y
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I actually got a bingo for January!! 🥳🥳

#bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Awesome month!!! 1y
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Mikki Kendall making me feel uncomfortable in a lot of ways....read this book.

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Celestial Bodies | Johka Alharthi
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First novel by an Omani woman translated into English - it's more a character study than a novel, imo, but still a fascinating look into the life of a village in Oman.

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One to Watch: A Novel | Kate Stayman-London
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Well this was a fun read! I've got a bunch of more serious books coming up, so this was a fantastic palate cleanser in between. Also my January #doublespin pick!

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Avanders I love your friend — who or what is he? 1y
EliNeedsMoreShelves @Avanders He's a birthday gift from my sister, made by a local (to her) artist. The artist takes a used book, recovers it, and then gives it a face on the spine. I LOVE him!! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Avanders @EliNeedsMoreShelves ooooh. I also love him! 😍😍 What a wonderful gift!! 1y
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Mehso-so

This was a fine novel, but not at all what I was expecting, so it probably won't be memorable.

It was my #bookspin pick and my first #kidspickmybooks selection for January, so one more off the shelves!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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My goodness, I loved the reading of this book. I loved rooting for Addie, and Henry, and even sometimes Luc. So much fun to immerse myself in this world.

@Littlewolf1 it will be heading your way soon!
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#LPBC #GroupP

PandaPanda Loved this! 1y
booksellerofyourdiscontent I think it was my favorite book from last year! 1y
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Even As We Breathe: A Novel | Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
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This is a pretty spectacular debut novel. I was absolutely enthralled from line one. Gorgeous prose, wonderful characters - this is a gem that should not be overlooked.

#Booked2021 #AuthorsLastNameBeginsWithABOrC

ChasingOm Wow, that sounds intense. 1y
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#2020Favorites #FictionEdition #Part2

This is How You Lose...- best time-travel sci-fi romance I've ever read.

My Calamity Jane - this series is nothing but a frolic and I am HERE FOR IT.

Transcendent Kingdom - I could not stop reading this story of a girl trying to use science to figure out her family.

The Prettiest Star - so beautiful and so heartbreaking.

BookNAround The Prettiest Star was my best read of 2020. 1y
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Breadcrumbs | Anne Ursu
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#2020favorites #YAedition

Breadcrumbs - based on "The Snow Queen" - Hazel fights for her bff.

Igniting Darkness - not the best technically, but the final installment in a series I've loved.

Thorn - retelling of The Goose Girl - loved the strong, kind heroine.

The Extraordinaries - last book of 2020, and a complete delight from start to finish. Smart, weird teens are so great.

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The Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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#2020favorites #FictionEdition #Part1

Song of Achilles - retelling of the story of Achilles & Patroclus, emphasising humanity's capacity to love.

Overstory - trees are important to my family, so this story of the connection of life & trees hit home.

Beauty of Your Face - the story of a woman returning to faith later in life is powerful.

Tell the Wolves I'm Home - the forbidden bond b/t June & Toby, her uncle's partner, is heartbreaking.

Tamra I loved Tell the Wolves! 👍🏾 1y
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Letter from the Birmingham Jail | Martin Luther Jr King, Jr Martin Luther King
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#2020Favorites #NonfictionEdition

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Native - a beautifully written, challenging and hopeful book about finding and honoring your identity in the world.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Letter from Birmingham Jail - I will never not feel like I missed out by not having this seminal work taught in school.

The New Jim Crow - eyeopening and heartbreaking exploration of America's systemically racist prison system.

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I find this short volume to be a very interesting and illuminating read about the complexities that are inherent when a writer engages with Appalachia. I find it whets my appetite for learning more about the region. I do think the author at times betrays her anger at JD Vance and his book Hillbilly Elegy, and that pulls me just a bit out of the point she is trying to make. Overall, a really good read.

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They Called Us Enemy | George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott
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#2020Favorites #GraphicNovelEdition

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐They Called Us Enemy - George Takei's graphic memoir of his family's time in an internment camp.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The Cardboard Kingdom - Mid-grade about neighborhood kids learning to appreciate each other & solve problems.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Snow, Glass, Apple - dark retelling of the Snow White story.

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Today I Learned that the term "redneck" actually came from a 1920s coal worker's rebellion, and now songs like "Red Neck Woman" seem gross.

#TheMoreYouKnow

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Booked | Kwame Alexander
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Just signed up for this year's #booked2021 challenge - here's hoping I can knock this one out in 2021!

@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Welcome! We have fun with the prompts and are quite low key. So I hope it feels like a good time for you! 1y
Cinfhen You can do it!!!! And we are all here to cheer you on 🎉♥️ 1y
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Even As We Breathe: A Novel | Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
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This book has one of the best prologues I've EVER read.

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Even As We Breathe: A Novel | Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle
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I'm ready and excited to jump back into #bookspin for 2021!!

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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1y
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@bluestocking.book.nerd this one arrived safely & I'm looking forward to jumping in.

#lmpbc #groupL
@Shakespearience @ads0123

bibliobard I hope you enjoy! This reminds me I need to make plans to get to a post office soon with to mail my books onward 1y
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@ads0123 this one is headed your way!

@bluestocking.book.nerd I loved it SO much! Cannot wait for #2.

#lmpbc #groupL
@Shakespearience

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Home Alone | Kim Smith
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Watched this classic with the kiddos this week - it's fun to see their reactions to the ridiculous situations!

#wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer
#teammovie
@StayCurious

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Finished this one today - fun, as I would expect from Scalzi.

My third book completed for the #wintersolstice readathon and #dashingdecember readathon, which fulfills that goal. I have averaged 2 hours per day of reading, so I'm going to call that one good as well!

#holidayread #wintergames2020
#teamreadnosedreindeer
@StayCurious

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Shutdown | Heather Anastasiu
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Gonna jump in on this one as well - goals will be to average 12 hours of reading per week & finish at least four books. Whee!

#shutdownreadathon
@Squidget

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The Christmas Pearl | Dorothea Benton Frank
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I have been really enjoying the "brain candy" of these Christmas novellas this year.

#holidayreads #wintergames2020
#teamreadnosedreindeer
@StayCurious

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Unknown Book 6651492 | Unknown Unknown
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These collections from NPR were really fun listening as I was wrapping/cooking/walking the past few days.

#holidayreads #wintergames2020
#teamreadnosedreindeer
@StayCurious

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Sleepswithbooks 😂🤣😂🤣 2y
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Christmas morning #uglysweater #christmastree #selfie

Merry Christmas! Let's get some coffee and do this!!

#wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer
@StayCurious

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Ornaments Galore | Ursula Michael
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Ornaments Galore | Ursula Michael
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Ornaments Galore | Ursula Michael
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Lizpixie I have the exact same ones with my children‘s names engraved on them! 2y
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Ornaments Galore | Ursula Michael
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Ornaments Galore | Ursula Michael
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Ornaments Galore | Ursula Michael
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