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GloVerdino

GloVerdino

Joined January 2018

Registered Dietitian, reader, knitter, runner, and dog mom 🍎📚🧣🏃🏻‍♀️🐶
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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It was between a pick and so-so for me. I read Handmaid‘s Tale about 2 years ago so of course there were details I did not remember. Overall it was a good story but I felt the timelines of the three different narratives was hard to line up. I really wish I could make it to the book club meeting!

MrBook 😻😻😻 1w
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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A little retail therapy today. Some from the used book store, some from B&N, some on sale

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I don‘t think I‘m gonna have it done by book club tonight... I‘m so upset to miss the meeting but I don‘t want to know the ending! I had to travel for work and it was super busy so it really interfeared with my reading time!

kamoorephoto Go anyway!! At the book clubs I have been to they have been good about discussing without spoiling the ending to account for those who didn‘t finish in time.... 2w
GloVerdino @kamoorephoto I thought about just going anyway but I didn‘t want anyone to feel they couldn‘t say anything because i didn‘t finish the book. I‘ll have to make sure I start the next one with plenty of time to finish! 2w
kamoorephoto I went to one where half the people hadn‘t finished, so I just wanted you to know it‘s not a big deal (just so you know for next time, just in case)!! 😽 I hope to get to this one soon! 2w
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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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I love when I go away for a few days and I come home to book mail!

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Book Of The Month totally wants to be my BFF

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Wow, yes, believe the hype people. This book was amazing! I inhaled this book and literally could not put it down, I needed to know what happened to Kya. She was such a heartbreaking character in this beautifully written book.

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The Giver | Lois Lowry
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Mehso-so

This is a hard book for me to review, I seem to have a problem with YA books that leave an implied ending... I‘m not sure what actually happened at the end. I did do the audiobook for this one and my mind seems to wander on the treadmill listening so I may have missed something but I don‘t think it fully explored the emotions Jonas was feeling. Again, I forgot to take a pic before retuning it so here is my dog and what we call her “mush face”

LiteraryinLititz What a cute face! So I‘ve read this book a dozen times (I used to teach it) and you‘re right, it has an ambiguous ending. Lowry has always said that was on purpose. My kids always had lots of different theories about what “really” happened. ☺️ 1mo
LiteraryinLititz The main possibilities are that Jonas and Gabriel survived and made it to an outside town (so that the people in his town got all their collective memories back) OR that they died of the cold, and the music he heard at the end was a hallucination as his body was failing. Which did you think it was? 1mo
GloVerdino @LiteraryinLititz I don‘t know! Those are the two possibilities I thought of too, I want to believe they make it to another town but it sounds more like they die. 1mo
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I don‘t want to stop reading but I have to go to bed!

cherinium Such a beautiful book! 1mo
SitsWithaBook I loved this book. 1mo
GloVerdino @cherinium @SitsWithaBook I‘m flying through this! Such lovely writing and a touching story 1mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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The only reason I even finished this book was so I could go to the book club meeting this week and because I actually bought the book, otherwise I would have walked away. I had no connection to any character and really didn‘t care about the story. I always feel bad giving a bad review but this one did not work for me.

Hazel0303 Totally agree. 1mo
GloVerdino @Hazel0303 it seems a lot people didn‘t like it, it has a good rating on Good Reads but not so much on Litsy... it will make for an interesting book club! 1mo
bohemian_yogini I‘m supposed to lead book club at our local B&N tomorrow and I am still struggling to get through this book. 🤯😩😪 1mo
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GloVerdino @bohemian_yogini oh I feel bad for you! I am really curious to see what other people thought of it though 1mo
bohemian_yogini @GloVerdino I‘ll let you know after we meet this evening! ❤️🤷🏻‍♀️😅📖 1mo
bohemian_yogini @GloVerdino I just got word that 3 of my BC regulars have also given up on the book and didn‘t finish it. Oh nooo. 🤣😩 1mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Rainy day off supplies

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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Hmmmm, this could complicate things a little bit

brit91 Awwww😍🐶 2mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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I might have to abandon this one for now. I‘m having a lot of trouble getting through it, it‘s just not working for me right now. I‘ve been really stressed out and busy this past week which hasn‘t helped and this is just feeling like a chore. Maybe at a later time it will go better. I‘m just really sad I‘ll miss this month‘s B&N book club meeting.

Samplergal It was not good. It‘s not you. 2mo
GloVerdino @Samplergal thank you! I have no idea what is going on in this book! I decided to keep trying because I really want to go to the book club meeting but this is not good 2mo
Samplergal I plugged through, only because that‘s my personality. But geez, this was a hot mess. Maybe going to the book club we can find out what actually happened and understand the damn thing??? 🤷🏽‍♀️ 2mo
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I liked this one so much better than In A Dark, Dark Wood. I would give it like 4.5 stars, it kept me guessing what was going on but then I felt the ending was very rushed.

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I may never come home

SamanthaMarie Oh my goodness. Serious envy happening right now!! 2mo
GloVerdino @SamanthaMarie it is as good as it looks! 2mo
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Inland | Ta Obreht
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Cause a girl has gotta have options when she goes on vacation

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This dog just loves to sit in the sun! Two minutes after this picture was taken my new umbrella blew over a off the back deck so she may be on to something there

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Ahhh, the elusive book-specific BOTM recommendation. It‘s been a while since I‘ve seen one of these

Megabooks I miss those!! 2mo
GloVerdino @Megabooks Me too! They were so much fun! 2mo
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Loved it! It was dark and witty, and strange. The narrator‘s point of view was unique and Ayoola is.... hard to describe! Just perfect.

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Taking the day off, tomorrow I‘ll go back to reality

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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This book was great. Heartbreaking and real. And with a surprising ending. Looking forward to this month‘s book club meeting. I didn‘t take a picture of a book before I returned it to the library so here‘s a pic of the dog!

brit91 What a cutie pie!!😍😍 3mo
GloVerdino @brit91 Thanks! She‘s such a sweetie 3mo
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The Mars Room: A Novel | Rachel Kushner
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Apparently I just can‘t help myself at a used book store sale!

AmyG Hahaha. Who CAN? 3mo
GloVerdino @AmyG Very true! 3mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I liked this book. It raises some interesting questions though, if we know the future would we act any differently than if we didn‘t? I don‘t know the answer to that question. I liked all the character and their individual quirks although because of my own reading schedule I was often reading this in small snippets late at night, which I‘m sure affected my comprehension of some parts.

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I went to the library to renew my card and left with this gem. I already have a library book at home that I haven‘t even started yet...

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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I hate when library holds come in before I‘ve finished to book I‘m currently reading, but I‘m super excited that B&N is branching out to different genres for this month‘s book club. I haven‘t read anything by Colson Whitehead yet and looking forward to this one

Valink Ohhhh.... I‘ve read a few of his books. I think you‘ll like him. 3mo
GloVerdino @Valink This book is pretty short too so I should get through it quickly. I‘m just sad I have to put down The Immortalists 3mo
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Book mail! Ooops, my glass is empty!

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Therapy Dogs | Kathy Diamond Davis
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Not book related but I wanted to share that I got my dog certified as a Therapy Dog. Now that she‘s certified we are going to look into the READ program, where kids read to therapy dogs to help increase confidence and literacy.

JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s wonderful!🐾❤️ 3mo
GloVerdino @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks! She is such a sweet pup! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 She looks like she is!! I can‘t read her name. 3mo
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JoScho Yay!!! 3mo
Crazeedi Awesome and congrats! 🎉🎉👏👏 3mo
Simona 👏👏👏Congrats to you and to your dog! ♥️♥️ 3mo
GloVerdino @JanuarieTimewalker13 Her name is Chestnut! 3mo
GloVerdino @JoScho @Crazeedi @Simona Thanks! She can‘t wait to get to work! 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Awhhhh💕 3mo
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I was just thinking how nice it would be to win a Goodreads giveaway, haven‘t gotten anything in a while. Has anyone read this one yet?

Teachersrus Congratulations 3mo
Simona Congratulations 🍾🥂 3mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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We finally got an umbrella for the back deck because the sun is so strong out there, so now I have a new favorite reading spot in the shade!

brit91 Its the perfect reading spot!😍📚 3mo
Catsandbooks Love the umbrella! 🌴🌿 3mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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I thought some of Bethie‘s experiences in the beginning of the book were not very genuine and yes, the author did try to throw everything in there that she could. The story might have benefitted by being told in the first person. But I think she was trying to create a difference in life experience with the sisters. Overall a good story about the roles we feel we are supposed to play in life and how it shapes our decisions and our future.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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A very successful trip to the used book store!

erzascarletbookgasm Great haul! 👏 3mo
TheSpineView You got some excellent titles! 3mo
vivastory I keep meaning to read the tagged book 3mo
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GloVerdino @erzascarletbookgasm @TheSpineView I got really lucky this trip! It can be pretty hit or miss 3mo
GloVerdino @vivastory I‘ve heard only good things about it! 3mo
Crazeedi You got some great books!👍❤️ 3mo
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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I want to give this one 3.5 stars and it‘s somewhere between a pick and so-so. I feel like there could have been more build up and tension with Violet and Stella‘s relationship. I also wanted to hear more about Violet‘s past. At times it reminded me of #fashionvictim but didn‘t quite go that far

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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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I was just about to get up to make something for breakfast when my baby girl decided she wanted to snuggle Mommy. I guess I‘ll just have to stay here and finish my book, and starve

brit91 Awwww💖💖💖💖 4mo
Molly_the_mezzo What a cutie pie! 4mo
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Mrs. Everything | Jennifer Weiner
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I went to Barnes and Noble to get the new book club book... in my defense there was a sale and I had coupons, I didn‘t pay full price for anything!

brit91 My kind of day!!😀😁😎🤩 4mo
GloVerdino @brit91 It was a great Sunday morning! 4mo
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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My book haul from my semi-annual book swap with my sisters

janeycanuck The Book of Essie is really good! I couldn‘t put it down. 4mo
GloVerdino @janeycanuck I think it‘s gonna get moved up to the top of my TBR list 4mo
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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Time to start getting caught up with my BOTM books, I‘m a couple months behind!

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Fifty Shades of Grey | E. L. James
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Nope nope nope. I didn‘t think there could be a more annoying character than Ana until we met her “inner goddess”. I was rolling my eyes so much while listening to this that I thought Christian was gonna come spank me. Nothing about this book is good and I‘m shocked that it made it on to the Great American Read.

Ericalambbrown It really is just awful. 🤣 Somewhere in the vast hellscape that is the internet there is a video of Gilbert Gottfried reading some of the saucier bits from the book. It‘s pretty funny. (edited) 4mo
GloVerdino @Ericalambbrown I‘ll have to see if I can find it, that sounds more entertaining than the book was! 4mo
Ericalambbrown https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XkLqAlIETkA I had to revisit it today for a giggle. 🤣 4mo
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GloVerdino @Ericalambbrown hysterical! I love the looks on the listeners faces! 4mo
Ericalambbrown @GloVerdino So glad you enjoyed it! It gives me the giggles 😃 4mo
Valink This was such a terrible series!!! 3mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I probably shouldn‘t have read it at the same time as I was listening to Fifty Shades of Grey - there was so much sex, beatings, and shackles I was getting confused which book I was in. Claire accepts her situation a little too easily for me to believe and I would have actually liked some more time travel or some info as to what was going on back in her time. I already bought the second book but I think it will be a while before I read it.

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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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I really don‘t even know if I liked this book or not.... I listened to it on audiobook and there were certainly a couple times during Ignatius‘ ramblings that I zoned out but for the most part it kept me entertained. The narrator made Ignatius sound like Eugene from The Walking Dead and thats all I could picture the whole time! It seemed the whole book was a comedy of errors with an unlikeable main character who had NO redeeming qualities

britt_brooke I love how absurd Ignatius is. This is one of my favorites. 4mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Ran a 10k this morning, and now I have to prep for work next week but all I really want to do is sit outside with my book and my drink! Instead of a mimosa I made a drink with Prosecco and sparkling lemonade, it‘s delicious!

Hoopiefoot That drink sounds great! Hope you had a good race! 5mo
GloVerdino @Hoopiefoot thank you! I did better than last year, so that‘s a win in my mind! 5mo
Crazeedi Congrats on your race! Awesome!👏👏 5mo
GloVerdino @Crazeedi thank you!! 5mo
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Make It Stick | Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, Mark A. McDaniel
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I started teaching at my local community college and have been frustrated by the fact that I don‘t have any training as an educator - I don‘t have an education degree. This has helped open my eyes to the way we learn so that I can adjust the way I teach. Very interesting information for students and teachers alike.

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This book raises some really interesting questions. Can we change who we are or who we are meant to be? Can we ever really make a big change in the world? How would we have reacted at specific times in history (mainly WW II and the civil rights movement). It was good and it was really long!

Avanders Oh my gosh, are you serious about that view?! 🤤😍😍 5mo
GloVerdino @Avanders this was my view at the winery last week! Love this place! 5mo
Avanders It‘s amazing! 😊♥️ 5mo
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Hazel0303 I love this picture!!!! I'm about 80% through and I agree completely. I find this book to be very thought provoking. There are some dead spaces for me, but I'm really enjoying this. The part with Kitty and the yellow car made me cry. 5mo
GloVerdino @Hazel0303 just wait till you get to the end, there were some parts at the end I didn‘t want to read because I knew what was coming! 5mo
Hazel0303 @GloVerdino Ahhh!!! 😹 5mo
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It‘s due back on Wednesday

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Wine Monday? I‘ll take it! Enjoying some outside time at the vineyard

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It‘s really too cold to be reading outside but I don‘t care! The sun is finally out and I‘m celebrating wine Wednesday! So excited to be able to go to the B&N book club meeting next week, I have to get ready!

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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My pup got me a card for Mother‘s Day and I plan on spending the rest of the day digging in to this one. It‘s been a really slow read for me. I‘m enjoying it but I haven‘t had much time to read over the past couple weeks. I should have more free time this coming week to settle in with it.

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Some audiobook knitting, I have two baby blankets to make before September!

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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I‘m going in, it might be a while before I get back

Zelma 😍 this is really a love it or hate it kind of read. If you don‘t love it by page 200, you won‘t like any of it. 6mo
GloVerdino @Zelma good to know! I already bought books 1 and 2 6mo
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The Magic Misfits | Neil Patrick Harris
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My niece made her own “Once Upon a Book Club” packages for everyone in the family. Then, once we‘ve all read the book, we‘re gonna have a family book club meeting. She‘s too cute!

rather_be_reading so cute! 6mo
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What an amazing debut novel! All the secrets, lies, and deception! I will definitely read what she writes next!

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First Wine Wednesday of the year on the back deck! Today is a celebratory drink!

TorieStorieS Lovely!! Enjoy!! I just started this book today and I‘m thinking I might need to join you in some wine! Cheers! 🥂 6mo
GloVerdino @TorieStorieS I‘m loving this book! Enjoy it! 6mo
TorieStorieS Thanks! I am... well enjoying may not be the right word, but I‘m certainly hooked!! 6mo
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