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Emilyrjones22

Emilyrjones22

Joined May 2016

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Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
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I‘m stealing this! One of the best explanations for the value of therapy I‘ve ever read/heard.

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Cosmology of Monsters | Shaun Hamill
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Loving this book - just wish I had more time to read it!! So dedicating a short quiet moment to it this morning 😊

monalyisha OoOoOoooo... 3mo
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The Witching Hour | Anne Rice
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What a lovely stack of new books thanks to @CindyMyLifeIsLit - some things I‘ve wanted to read for a long time and some I‘ve never heard of and can‘t wait to explore!! Especially excited to do some dream analysis. (Also, the story about the hacker in your letter had me 😂!)

CindyMyLifeIsLit So glad you like them! I actually had a couple more but they wouldn‘t fit in the box, so next time! Yes, that hacker was crazy—and desperate for some lovin‘, apparently!! 😜 10mo
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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff
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Work...but also both fascinating reads! Can‘t recommend Stacy Schiff‘s bio of Cleopatra enough.

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A Little Life: A Novel | Hanya Yanagihara
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I didn‘t read as many books in 2018 as the previous year, but it was a quality year - I had a hard time narrowing down to these favorites! I also love this time of year for all the most anticipated lists for the new year. What‘s on your most anticipated list for 2019?? I think mine is My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 2.

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Pisces | Melissa Broder
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This is my #WinterBreakStack - at least for now, it changes with my mood! Also down at the bottom, hoping to keep up with my dream journal a little better when I don‘t have to rush out in the morning 😊 @BookaholicNatty

BookaholicNatty @Emilyrjones22 this an absolute fantastic stack!!!! I have been wanting to read Circe! Enjoy all your winter reading!!!! ❤️❤️📚🎄☃️ 12mo
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Hello lovely! 😍 Merry Christmas to me!

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This (and new Christmas eps of Great British Baking Show 🤗) are the 🥕 at the other end of some schoolwork I must get done this afternoon. I‘m hearing amazing things about this book and am SO intrigued!!

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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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I‘ve been wanting to read Rebecca. My grandmother (also Rebecca, as is my middle name) told me she had a copy I could read. Little did I know it was a beautiful, albeit a little worn and well-loved, original 1938 edition. Can‘t wait to open that musty old cover 🥰

FlowerFairy 😍 12mo
LauraJ Gorgeous! I hope you enjoy it. 12mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Didn‘t know it was possible to love and admire this woman more than I already did. What especially strikes me in this current context is her pure goodness. She and the president were good in so many quiet ways we weren‘t aware of. I‘m taking away many lessons from this book!!

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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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It has been a CRAZY week already. But I‘m taking a break long enough to read this beauty tonight!!

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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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After a rough day yesterday (someone abandoned a dog in my carport, the dog knocked my phone out of my hands and shattered the screen and threw up in my car 😩) I‘m so tempted to call in sick and stay home with all this loveliness above. Hoping for a smoother Friday 😊

scripturient Oh no, poor you! Hope today will be better. 1y
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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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Someone‘s book buddy is ACTUALLY the best 🙋🏼‍♀️! Books I‘m dying to read. And only a fellow teacher would know how much a teacher loves school supplies!! Thanks @CindyMyLifeIsLit !!

CindyMyLifeIsLit I‘m glad you like them! I don‘t think the kids ever get too old for Dr. Seuss! 😁 I didn‘t know if you had ever read Shogun, but I thought you might enjoy it, with your history/social studies background. It‘s a fascinating book that totally immerses you in the culture. One of my favorites! I‘ll send more Dickens next time—they wouldn‘t fit in the box. 1y
Emilyrjones22 @CindyMyLifeIsLit I haven‘t read Shogun! Honestly I didn‘t know anything about it. But my mom was over yesterday and she was VERY excited to see it in the stack! And kids are absolutely not too old - I‘ll put the sign right next to the Yoda one in my room :) 1y
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LOOK how beautiful this book is. Full of gorgeous morbidity and fun things to learn 🤗

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My love for this book has not waned in the almost year since I first read it. And unlike most adapted books, the movie has just enhanced my relationship with the original source (I‘ve reread the book, which I NEVER do, and plan to read again soon). Tonight I‘m rewarding my raking of 19 bags of leaves with some wine and a listen to the soundtrack. Anyone else finding it hard to move on from CMBYN??

Notafraidofwords Yes. I‘m listening to the soundtrack constantly. 2y
BookishGirl06 Pretty glass 2y
Emilyrjones22 @BookishGirl06 thanks! IKEA 😊 2y
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Not Friday, but Saturdays are pretty yay too! 1. I pretty exclusively ready print books - purchased. I like to keep my books 🤷🏼‍♀️. 2. 7.5 3. My mom‘s pimiento cheese and crackers. 4. Supernatural 5. @LisaKroger

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Reviewing this one again because I just watched the movie last night and it reminded me how much in love with this story I am - like I think I have a crush on it ☺️. The book, and even more so the movie, broke me a little emotionally - made me feel some things I wasn‘t prepared to feel. But all in a positive way!! So I‘m imploring everyone again to please read Call Me by Your Name!!

Notafraidofwords I can‘t bounce back from watching the movie. 2y
Nutmegnc That's how I felt after. The book. @Notafraidofwords 2y
Nutmegnc @Emilyrjones22 I'm trying to see the movie this week!! I'm so excited but a little scared. 2y
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Emilyrjones22 @Notafraidofwords Same! I walked around my house crying for a good 20 minutes after while I was getting ready to go to a friends, and then I cried in the car on the way to her house! And I‘ve obsessively thought about it all day. It‘s just perfect. 2y
Emilyrjones22 @Nutmegnc don‘t be afraid!! All of that emotion and crying wasn‘t from sadness. More from just the overwhelming beauty and intense passion of the film. You‘ll love it as an adaptation too, I think. 2y
Emilyrjones22 @Nutmegnc @Notafraidofwords Ready to reread and just found out today that Armie Hammer narrates the audiobook 😍👍🏻. Not a big audiobook fan but I wouldn‘t mind 7 hours of him reading that to me!! 2y
Notafraidofwords @Emilyrjones22 I did a reread of the audiobook and loved it. 2y
Nutmegnc @Emilyrjones22 @Notafraidofwords i LOVED the audio. Going to movie today! 2y
Emilyrjones22 @Nutmegnc Oh have fun and report back after!!! 2y
Nutmegnc @Emilyrjones22 @Notafraidofwords I saw@the@movie and L💕ved it!!! The more I see/hear/learn, the more there is to love. (edited) 2y
Emilyrjones22 @Nutmegnc Yay!! I started the audiobook this afternoon and am rewatching the movie tonight so the obsession isn‘t ending anytime soon!! 2y
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I shouldn‘t judge, but explain, book friends... what‘s the point if I can‘t see all the beautiful covers/bindings/titles?!?!
http://flavorwire.com/612315/the-backward-books-on-shelves-trend-is-for-neutral-...

ReadingSusan I can‘t stand that! So ridiculous looking. Probably the people who do that are descendants of the people who used up buy leather books that matched and never read them 🤣 2y
Mommamanzi I don‘t get it? 2y
bookloo I‘m a huge minimalist, and this isn‘t really my thing—however, this is purely an aesthetically pleasing choice, just like people who sort their books by colors instead of genres. You can be practical with your organization, or you can be pleasing to the eye. Your shelf, your rules. ♥️ 2y
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Emilyrjones22 @bookloo true true!! But just for practical reasons seems like it would be hard to find anything! 2y
RebelReader Not my taste, but to each his/her own! 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit I don‘t even think it‘s aesthetically pleasing, although I know everyone has their own tastes. I could be wrong, but I just can‘t imagine a reader—a REAL reader—putting their books on a shelf like that. You‘ve just stripped each of those books of their identity, their unique story, so now each of them is just presenting the world with a bland clump of paper. They‘re nameless, faceless clumps of paper. Would a real reader do that? 2y
Emilyrjones22 @CindyMyLifeIsLit Agree completely!! 2y
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The Terror: A Novel | Dan Simmons
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Question for those who‘ve read The Terror... I know the plot is not chronologically linear, but are there some inconsistencies in the dates at the beginning of chapters? I‘m about 200 pages in (loving it, so much so that I brought it to work!! 😬). But I‘m a little 🤔 about some of the dates! Minor thing but just wondered anyone else noticed or could clarify!

Bookworm22 What exactly do you mean? Because as you said, the plot is not exactly linear. 2y
Bookworm22 Also, I love this book too. It's absolutely one of my all time favorites. 😍😍 2y
Emilyrjones22 Oh gosh, I‘m far enough past where I was at that point that I can‘t remember exactly!! But I think it was one chapter listed as June 1846 followed by one of the doctor‘s diary entries labeled June 1847 - but relaying the events that had just been described in the previous chapter (them coming back from that disastrous message delivery mission). I think the former chapter is just mislabeled as 1846? 2y
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2017 reading challenge complete! 52 books in 52 different categories. As with the last time I did this, the challenge helped me find some surprising favorites. But definitely looking forward to reading whatever I want in 2018!!

Jas16 🙌🏽 2y
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Kill Creek | Scott Thomas
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Book buddies are seriously the best - books that you‘ve forgotten you REALLY want to read show up at your door! (Plus a couple you know you‘ll love just cause she knows your interests so well 🙂). Thanks @CindyMyLifeIsLit

CindyMyLifeIsLit I‘m so glad you like them! I look forward to reading your reviews on them. 2y
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The River at Night | Erica Ferencik
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Now that 2017 reading challenge is *almost* finished, which one one of the books I bought this year but didn‘t read should I start with on Jan 1? Also, who else *lives* for the best-of and most-anticipated lists that come out this time of year??

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The Secret Lives of Color | Kassia St Clair
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Oh my I need this book!!!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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Found the perfect notebook for planning the new women‘s history elective I‘m going to teach next year 🙌🏻 (and a little Christmas break inspiration reading). Any recommended reads about women for high school seniors??

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Haven‘t read this book in almost TWENTY years!! Hard to believe. But what a delight to revisit!

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Stoner | John Williams
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Booked a trip to England this morning, came home to not one but TWO book packages...suddenly forgetting about the long work day in between!!! @CindyMyLifeIsLit is the best book buddy ☺️. So many things to say in my next letter!

mrozzz Ohhhh for vacation? 2y
Emilyrjones22 I teach ancient history, very lucky that my school is paying for me to do an archaeological dig for professional development. But totally considering it vacation as well!! 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit So glad you liked it! I didn‘t see Stoner on your list but I loved it! I hope you do too. 2y
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Emilyrjones22 It‘s so funny that you sent it, because I was considering it for one of my book challenge categories. You read my mind!! The box was too generous...working on yours this weekend! 2y
Emilyrjones22 @CindyMyLifeIsLit by the way, I just finished Stoner on Thursday and really liked it! I don‘t think it would have read it if you hadn‘t sent it to me, so thanks again!! 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit @Emilyrjones22 I‘m glad you liked it! I loved the whole book, but my favorite part is where he discovers his true passion in college. It is described so beautifully! Stoner is definitely a complex character. 2y
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Can‘t get over how pretty this illustrated edition is 😍

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Cleopatra: A Life | Stacy Schiff
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#RiotGrams #SomeoneElsesBooks I‘m cheating a little here... these are also my books, but they‘re teacher-me books and live at school. I still ❤️ them!! Some were even given to me by a favorite Medieval history professor in college from her personal library when she retired. Thanks, Prof. Schreiber!!

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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#RiotGrams #BigBooks featuring my fave HP, fave Stephen King, and a TBR.

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#RiotGrams #CurrentRead Though the current current read tonight is notes from my Middle Ages in film class as I make out a test 😏

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Untitled | Unknown
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Thanks, Mental Floss for identifying the disorder from which everyone on Litsy suffers! 😂

Sace I know I suffer from it! 2y
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Why Not Me? | Mindy Kaling
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#ThreeWordTitles wasn‘t as easy as I thought! #RiotGrams

Mommamanzi Is the map behind the books one of the scratch off ones?! If so I just ordered my husband one and I'm so excited!!! 2y
Emilyrjones22 @Mommamanzi Yes! But instead of travel I‘m keeping track of books published in different countries (or set in different states). 2y
Mommamanzi That is the best idea ever! I may need to get one for me now! 2y
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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#RiotGrams #OrangeBooks I‘m sensing a theme - many of these very appropriate for the holiday season! 🎃

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In the Woods | Tana French
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50 pages from the end, Game of Thrones is the ONLY thing that would make me stop reading tonight. Is the rest of this series as good as this one??

Kristy_K Yes! This is one of my favorite series. :) 2y
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In the Woods | Tana French
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Getting into my first Tana French novel and would LOVE to stay home and read in the bed (with Dean 😉) all day!!

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What a heart-achingly beautiful book!! I have only ever cried twice reading a book (which is odd because even a silly TV commercial can make me boohoo!), but the very last paragraph of this one had me 😭. Really looking forward the film adaptation.

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Having a little beef jerky with my beefcake this afternoon 😉. Seeing so much Outlander stuff at SDCC last week put me in the mood for some Highlander romance.

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Supernatural: Nevermore | Keith R.A. DeCandido
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And my biggest personal coup for a first trip to San Diego Comic Con, Supernatural panel (including a surprise performance by Kansas) and some up-close peeks after. Might need to read a few more of the novels to tide me over until the new season! Favorites, SPN fans??

CindyMyLifeIsLit Looks like you're having a great time! Anything on the Walking Dead front? 😁 2y
Emilyrjones22 @CindyMyLifeIsLit Unfortunately we didn't get to go to the WD panel or see any of the actors (well the woman who played Sasha walked by us on the street one day 🙂). But I'll email you some other picks! Outlander panel/cast was my other big win of the trip! Got your letter and LOVE the bookmark!!! 2y
CindyMyLifeIsLit Oh, good! I was afraid you would leave for Comicon before it got there. I love Outlander, too, so that's exciting! 2y
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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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SDCC Day 2 haul - two close(ish!) encounters with Sam Heughan!! 😍 (And we got a surprise viewing of 301 🤗)

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Meddling Kids | Edgar Cantero
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SDCC Day 1 haul!

MCYmermaid See you around #SDCC2017? 2y
Emilyrjones22 @MCYmermaid ha, maybe so! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Never done one of these lists, so I think this is a great place to start!
1.Outlander
2.The closest I can get is the Sookie Stackhouse series - it was long, I loved it until the very end!!
3.Sookie should have been Alcide ?
4.Anything that might be on a "Beach Reads" or "Oprah's Book Club" table.
5.Katniss
6.Nicholas Sparks, John Grisham
7. YA dystopian
8. Twilight
9. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Swedish version #unpopularbookopinionstag

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Just started and this one is already giving me Kiss the Girls vibes. Thanks for the rec @redphoto3 👍🏻.

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A Room Full of Bones | Elly Griffiths
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Accidentally found the perfect accompaniment to my afternoon reading 😜.

CindyMyLifeIsLit 😂😂 2y
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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I need a book set during a holiday for my book challenge and would prefer something NOT related to Christmas or Valentine's Day (which seem to dominate the market!). Recommendations??

Ms.Story Not sure if you'd prefer to start at the beginning of a series, but A Room Full of Bones takes place around Halloween! 2y
Emilyrjones22 @BrittanysBookshelf ooooo, that sounds perfect! Thanks! 2y
Emilyrjones22 @BrittanysBookshelf ok, just read a little more about it - set in England, medieval archaeology, murder mystery, museums... - this checks off so many boxes for me. I think this is the winner 👍🏻 2y
Ms.Story I really enjoyed this entire series-all my favourite things! I hope you like it too! 😊 2y
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In the Valley of the Sun | Andy Davidson
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Southern gothic horror meets Cormac McCarthy with one of the most sympathetic villains I've ever read. This book was the best kind of slow burn with plenty of creepy action sprinkled in. Read this book now!!

LauraJ Sounds perfect 2y
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The Elementals | Michael McDowell
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If you loved My Best Friend's Exorcism and/or Horrorstör... this was recommended through a mutual friend by Grady Hendrix. And it did not disappoint! Jaws already made me afraid of the ocean, now I'll never look at sand the same way again! ?

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So that @TheLondonBookworm doesn't feel so bad about her book-buying habits!

TheLondonBookworm Amazing!!!! I have so many stacks like this- they just sit and stare at me judging me for not reading them! Trouble is I really do want to read them all but how can you catch up when they keep bringing more out??? 3y
Emilyrjones22 @TheLondonBookworm Exactly!! I have so much anxiety knowing I'll never be able read all the good books in the world 😩 3y
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Reward for working in the yard all day 👍🏻.

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I have taught the Iliad every year for the past 9 years and read it many more times than that. Yet this retelling had me totally enthralled and reading like I had no idea what would happen next. Major props to the way Miller developed the relationship between Patroclus and Achilles in the first half of the book. Beautiful and heartbreaking like it should be.

AJBowers That's impressive, must add this. 3y
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Timeline | Michael Crichton
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Celebrating the official beginning of my summer 😎🍹.