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Godmotherx5

Joined March 2016

Nurse, knitter in the US. Addicted to books, coffee & black tea. https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8372971-tina
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A Song Below Water: A Novel | Bethany C. Morrow
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“I‘m not a monster because I live in a world that gives me impossible choices.” - Bethany C. Morrow

Godmotherx5 Really interesting comments and quotes in this book. Yet, it took a look time to reach it‘s point. Better pacing would have made it more effective. 1y
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I wanted to say thank you for posting this #graphicnovel. However, I cannot find the post I saw last week. After seeing it on Litsy I immediately checked my library and they had it! #BlameItOnLitsy #JaneAusten

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1️⃣I was torn over recommending How to Be an Antiracist by I. X. Kendi or the tagged book. Everyone is probably familiar with Kendi‘s enlightening book. Eddo-Lodge provides the British perspective. Global change is crucial. 2️⃣ I am always open to suggestions. My TBR is huge. @TheSpineView #TwoForTuesday

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Convenience Store Woman | Sayaka Murata
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I finished this book last week but I‘m still thinking about it. The narrator, Nancy Wu, really brought the main character, Keiko, to life. Keiko works in a Japanese convenience store. She is considered different by her family & acquaintances. Despite their urging for her to be “normal” she remains devoted to her job. I learned a lot about convenience store culture from this author. Quick read, too.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I loved this book!! I still think about it and I read it last year! 1y
Godmotherx5 @JanuarieTimewalker13 I could see myself thinking about this book in another year. I‘m curious about the author‘s other books. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oooh, I didn‘t even know there were any!! 1y
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Godmotherx5 @JanuarieTimewalker13 Earthlings is the only one translated to English. I think there might be a short story in English, too. 1y
JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh cool, thanks!! 1y
britt_brooke I loved this one! 1y
Godmotherx5 @britt_brooke I didn‘t know what to expect. I read it for a read-a-long. What a pleasant surprise. 1y
britt_brooke @Godmotherx5 I pleasantly surprised, too! My husband travels to Tokyo a few times a year for work and is always talking about the amazing convenience stores, so that was a fun connection. 1y
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A Song Below Water: A Novel | Bethany C. Morrow
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I am reading the tagged book. Published as Young Adult, it addresses racism head-on. I‘d love it if I could get my nieces to read it. #IntegrateYourShelf @Emilymdxn @ChasingOm #JudgementFreeZone #BlackLivesMatter

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How to Be an Antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi
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I love when an author is a good narrator. The emphasis and energy moved me. My brother bought a hard copy so he could take notes. In thus instance, I preferred the emotion of audio. #HowToBeAnAntiracist #bookstagram #BlackLivesMatter #LatinxForBlackLives #Audioteading

Godmotherx5 ....”this” instance 2y
PurpleyPumpkin Great feedback on this audiobook! 📚 2y
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I finished this book yesterday. The above quote really stuck with me.

tjwill That line is amazing. 🙌🏽 2y
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Forensic History: Crimes, Frauds, and Scandals | Professor Elizabeth A. Murray
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In 2017, I tried #TheGreatCourses on audible. I liked this class so much I‘m afraid nothing will compare. #Scandal #NewYwarNewYou. @Eggs

Eggs Great choice!!! 2y
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I finished True Crime Addict late on New Year‘s Eve. The author, James Renner, narrated the audiobook. Mr. Renner is intrigued by the disappearance of a nursing student. The author described how the investigation impacted his personal life. This was not the bang I had planned for New Year‘s. I hate when I put too much trust in the reviews. I think it may have been better as a hard copy without narration.

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The tagged book is on my TBR. #Celebration #NewYwarNewYou. @Eggs (photo from goodreads.com)

Eggs Nice 🎊🎆🥳🎉 2y
Godmotherx5 Correction #NewYearNewYou (edited) 2y
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We did a little book shopping at Boswell‘s today. I now have my #ReadingGoals2020 selected. The tagged book is for the #BookCougarsReadALong #Bookcougars
#Murderino
#DearDecember @Eggs

Eggs Great choices 👌🏼🥳🤗 2y
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“Knitting is a perfect little model of the universe. All different colors, lengths of string, patterns, all woven together with patience and love, a small act ‘out of time‘ that says everything.” #knittersoflitsy

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Untitled | Unknown
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Ring in 2020 with #NewYearNewYou hosted by @Eggs

Eggs Thank you kindly for the repost ❣️ 2y
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I have fallen behind in reading Kathy Reichs. I do recall liking this title when it was released. #titlewithmetaphorpun #titlewithmetaphor/pun #DearDecember @Eggs (photo from goodreads.com; my copy is packed)

Eggs Well done👏🏻🤗👏🏻 2y
Godmotherx5 @Eggs This was a fun search. 2y
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To You - wherever & however you spend today. If no one has told you, happy day to you. I‘m glad you are reading this. #JoinIn

Zelma I love her comics. 2y
AsYouWish Happy day to you too!! 2y
Bookzombie Happy day to you too! 🙂 2y
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4thhouseontheleft This one is a favorite of mine from her comics! 2y
Bklover Happy day to you as well!! 2y
kspenmoll Happy day! 2y
TheBookHippie ❤️🎄 2y
Nute I like everything about this post. Happy wonderful day to you, Tina! 2y
Godmotherx5 @Nute Thank you for sweet sentiments. 2y
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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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For #wishes/kisses I wish I could have met Carrie Fisher. I would have given her a hug & peck to thank her for being a strong woman. @Eggs #DearDecember

Eggs Lovely choice👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Godmotherx5 @Eggs Thank you for posting the list. Merry merry! 2y
Eggs You‘re welcome! ♥️ 2y
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I am between books. I have #mixedemotions about to what start next. Keep it light or indulge my #murderino side? #Litsyknits #Audioknitting
#DearDecember

@Eggs

Eggs ❤️👏🏻🤗📖❤️ 2y
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Papago Woman | Ruth M. Underhill
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This was not told from the native perspective but still a great intro to Papago (Tohano O‘odam) culture. #DearDecember #AgingCharacters #goodreadsphoto

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Most of my books are packed because we‘re in the middle of selling our place. This is an oldie but a goodie #Greencovers #DearDecember

@Eggs

Eggs Sounds like a great story 2y
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I really need to read the rest of this series. They would be cozy for #DearDecember #SettingInEurope @Eggs

Eggs I do so want to read this!! 2y
Godmotherx5 @Eggs Worth it if you like the TV series. 2y
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Song of Solomon | Toni Morrison
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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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Date night with my feminist hubby. Ms. Atwood is so smart. What a role model. #atwoodlive #margaretatwood #testaments #handmaidstale #booklover #fathomevents @Birdsong28

Ubookquitous I had to miss this (figure they might release a recording of the night) to meet other authors tonight - I‘ve been lucky enough to do a two week workshop where I was able to interact with Ms Atwood, so I chose to meet other authors. I‘m sure it was awesome though 2y
Godmotherx5 @Ubookquitous Looks like you has a good time, too. #booklove 2y
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Fourth of July Creek | Smith Henderson
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HAPPY 4th of JULY!🎆🎇🎆
I am currently reading the tagged book. Good so far.

Here are some fun facts about our US holiday: http://mentalfloss.com/article/502369/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-fourth-july

Cathythoughts Oh wow 😮 3y
ValerieAndBooks Cool info! Thanks for sharing. 3y
Crazeedi Very interesting! 3y
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Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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1️⃣ Gerbera daisies 2️⃣ Sapphira & the Slave Girl (Willa Cather) 3️⃣ Grace & Frankie 4️⃣ Jacqueline Woodson #HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

Lcsmcat That‘s a Cather I don‘t know. Is it a novel or a short story? 3y
Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat Sapphira is a novel. 3y
Lcsmcat @Godmotherx5 I‘ll have to look for that one! 3y
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Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat I read it as part of a read-along with @ReadingEnvy & @chris.wolak #TheBookCougars. I saw comments where readers said the book was hard to find. I read the ebook. 3y
ReadingEnvy @Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat they recently reprinted it and released new audiobooks 3y
Godmotherx5 @ReadingEnvy Thank you for clarifying. Looking forward to discussion. 3y
Lcsmcat @ReadingEnvy Thanks! Maybe @litsy will fix the listing so the cover image isn‘t the Joe Pass Guitar Method. 😀 3y
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It Can't Happen Here | Lewis Sinclair
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We had a fun day checking out two different bookstores today. This was Renaissance Books in the Mitchell Airport. The other was Boswell Books in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The tagged book was one of my purchases. #airportfinds #mitchellairport #usedbooks

UwannaPublishme 😍👍🏻 3y
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True Grit | Charles Portis
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I‘m pretty lucky with the letter “T”
#alphabetbookishquiz @RealLifeReading

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A random day off that comes with great weather. #outdoorreading #HappyTuesday #Truecrime #Murderino

monalyisha The gods are smiling upon you! 3y
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Mastering Color Knitting | Melissa Leapman
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Any knitters interested in color work, this is a good guide. I‘m trying to learn double-sided knitting and this has great explanations with clear illustrations. #knittersoflitsy #audioknitting

Reviewsbylola I know nothing about knitting but this one has your name all over it @mdargusch! 3y
Mdargusch It does look like a good resource @Reviewsbylola 👍🏼 3y
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My brother gave me the books about Chicago & the best hubby in the world gave me the rest. I‘m a lucky gal.
#murderino #litsybirthday #husbandsoflitsy #truecrime #thebirthdaycrew #latinoauthors

andreadmw #murderino here too!! Great book stack! SSDGM! 3y
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The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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1️⃣ -40 with the wind chill
2️⃣ 80F/27C
3️⃣ 75F/24C
4️⃣ Summer Sunday‘s: reading outside after breakfast
5️⃣ No change from my usual interests

@wanderinglynn #HelloThursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 3y
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The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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Lucky to be at home today. Warm vibes to anyone who has to be outside in the Midwest. -40 here
#polarvortex

What are you reading today?

WhatThePuck Only -12 here in Louisville, KY so I'm at work. 😂😂 3y
Godmotherx5 @CogsOfEncouragement I have that on my TBR 3y
Godmotherx5 @WhatThePuck Hmm, balmy 🌬 3y
Bklover Wind chill -25 here. A bit nippy. 3y
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The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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Cold weather prep complete. Fridge stocked & plenty of hot tea. Hunkering down for a movie with hubby. Thanks to everyone involved with @24in48 #24in48 #readathon

Librarybelle Great job! 3y
mabell Sounds wonderful! ❤️❄️🌨 3y
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Leadership: In Turbulent Times | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Finished book 2 during #24in48 Heading back to bed for a wee nap. Good book but so glad to be done. I‘m itching to start The Black Dahlia
@24in48

Susanita She spoke at National Book Festival and was very interesting. 3y
Godmotherx5 @Susanita I‘d like to chat with her over coffee. I bet she has great stories. 3y
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Leadership: In Turbulent Times | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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I was hoping to read at least eight hours during @24in48 #24in48
I‘m getting there. Calling it a night so I can rest up for tomorrow.

Gezemice I just read Team of Rivals and it was amazing! How is this one? 3y
Godmotherx5 The background is very detailed & the narrators were great. I‘m not sure if audio was the best route since I was apt to wander during parts involving LBJ. I have great respect for Doris Kearns Goodwin and her research. @Gezemice (edited) 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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My husband bought this book through a Kickstarter campaign- Super Duper Anthology. Students in progress. Some better than others. One book finished and two in progress. @24in48 #24in48

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The Black Dahlia | James Ellroy
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I was about to start reading the tagged book when my hubby suggested going out to breakfast. Did someone say food....🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️
Hour six challenge #24in48
@24in48

CareBear Glad to see you back on here! 3y
Godmotherx5 @CareBear 🤗XOXO🤗 3y
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Leadership: In Turbulent Times | Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Books have been chosen & I am ready for @24in48 The weekend ahead seems like the perfect weather for cuddling with books & drinking tea #Readathon #24in48

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General Knowledge 2019 | Prabhat Prakashan
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. When you get back to Chicago let me know. I‘m no where near there but have been contemplating a meet up. 3y
Godmotherx5 Sounds wonderful. I‘m in Chicago every weekday for work. I welcome leisure excursions on weekends, too. 😉 @LibrarianRyan 3y
britt_brooke That‘s a killer commute. 😩 3y
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Linear Happy early birthday! Also, I keep getting pushed to go for my bachelors but I have no idea where to start for finding a school. Care to share your experience an where you went? 3y
Cortg My sister was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in her early 30‘s 😕 3y
Godmotherx5 @Linear Thank you for birthday wishes. I went to Rush University College of Nursing in Chicago. My aunt had her Associate‘s in nursing & told me to only pick schools where I‘d come out with a Bachelor‘s degree. Best advice ever. 3y
Godmotherx5 @Cortg Virtual hugs to your sister & your family. I know the chronic pain impacts the whole family. 3y
Godmotherx5 @britt_brooke Commutes are better with podcasts 😉 3y
Purrfectpages I have never mowed a lawn either. 3y
Godmotherx5 @Purrfectpages Are you a city dweller? 3y
Purrfectpages @Godmotherx5 nope, I just never have. Plus I hate the smell of cut grass. There‘s a 21st thing 😂 3y
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Good day to cuddle with a book. The view from our front door. #snowday ❄️❄️❄️

melissajayne Stay warm. And don‘t go out if you don‘t have to. 3y
TheBookAddict We got a snow day too. 3y
Godmotherx5 I hunkered in after a failed attempt to go to work. @melissajayne 3y
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Godmotherx5 @TheBookAddict I hope you‘re safe & had a relaxing day. 3y
TheBookAddict @Godmotherx5 yes, I did. I stayed home and read and cleaned a bit. I‘ll have to brave the cold and snow tomorrow. 🌬🥶 3y
Godmotherx5 @TheBookAddict Are you in the Midwest? Temps are dropping to crazy cold digits here tomorrow, too. 3y
TheBookAddict Northern IL, very close to WI. Yep, it will only get colder and colder. We‘re also supposed to get more snow. 😔 3y
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Jude the Obscure | Thomas Hardy
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My new job involves a long commute. Leisure time has been limited the past few months. One way to “read” is with this hilarious podcast. Give it a whirl: https://www.earwolf.com/show/obscure-with-michael-ian-black/

Owlizabeth I love MIB!!! I‘ll have to check it out, thanks for the tip! 3y
Godmotherx5 @Owlizabeth He is pretty funny. I hope you like the podcast. 3y
Purrfectpages Michael Ian Black is the best! 3y
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Less: A Novel | Andrew Sean Greer
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Hmmm, ok.

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Zodiac | Robert Graysmith
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Saturday errands & a dental appointment precede my #24in48 plans. I need to finish the book. Too many interruptions lately. @24in48

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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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I meant to post my books for season two of #Booked2018 & time got away from from me. Seasons 3 & 4 may suffer as personal projects & weddings are keeping me busy.

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

BarbaraTheBibliophage It‘s all good! You‘ve got some entries for the Season Three drawing now! 👏🏻👏🏻 4y
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Lately, I decompress by #audioknitting

@RealLifeReading

RealLifeReading Hooray for audiobooks! 4y
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1️⃣ Ashley Judd
2️⃣I aim for 10:30pm.
3️⃣The tagged book is true crime
4️⃣ Paring knife
5️⃣ Library is closer but I wind up at the store more often.

#HumpDayPost @MinDea

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Fun idea @BarbaraTheBibliophage
Thanks for posting #SassySunday

1️⃣ One for my dad
2️⃣ Shorts & capris
3️⃣ Both
4️⃣ Fruit & lemon curd trifle; Cherry dream cake; chocolate cheesecake cupcakes

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for playing along! What‘s cherry dream cake?? 4y
Godmotherx5 Hi @BarbaraTheBibliophage The cake is basically a Jell-O cake with cherry pie filling on top. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cherry-dream-cake/amp 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks!! 🍒 🍰 🌈 4y
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1) Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs
2) Life in Pieces
3) Yes
4) BBQ at my sister‘s reception
5) He prefers non-fiction

@jesshowbooks #Friyayintro

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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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Cinfhen Thanks so much for sharing!!! Did u listen?! Are there any spoilers?!????!! 4y
Cinfhen Check this out @SledgeReader 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻💚 4y
Godmotherx5 @Cinfhen I would caution listeners who have not met Emilio to hold off for a few chapters. No major spoilers, though. 4y
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Cinfhen Great!! Thanks again, going to listen now 4y
Cinfhen Interesting as Sabaa Tahir alluded several times to The Sparrow being dark, because I haven‘t felt that yet. 4y
Soubhiville Thanks for sharing! 4y
Andrew65 Thanks for sharing this! 👍👏😊 4y
Godmotherx5 Glad you were able to listen. @Cinfhen Happy to share bookish love @Soubhiville @Andrew65 4y
SledgeReader I can‘t wait to listen! Sadly I don‘t know when that will be. I‘m swamped for the rest of the week. Thanks! @Cinfhen 4y
SledgeReader @Cinfhen @Godmotherx5 @Soubhiville @Andrew65 I snuck in a quick listen between meetings tonight. Enjoyed hearing the personal connection she had with the text. Thanks for the share! 📚 4y
Godmotherx5 @SledgeReader I liked what she had to say. I‘ve never read her work. More for my TBR 🙃 4y
Andrew65 @Godmotherx5 I‘ve wanted to read Doc for a long time, but couldn‘t get hold of a copy. The library has finally bought a copy so should be reading it soon. 4y
SledgeReader @andrew65 Keep me posted on Doc. I‘ve not read it yet. I think☺️I‘ve hit all the others. 😜 4y
SledgeReader @Godmotherx5 You are right! I haven‘t either. Will need to remedy that. 4y
Godmotherx5 @Andrew65 @SledgeReader Doc is good. I have Epitaph but have not read it. At a book signing, Mary Doria Russell said you don‘t have to read them in order. I just happened to read Doc when it was released. If you like The Sparrow, I highly recommend Children of God. 4y
Andrew65 @Godmotherx5 @SledgeReader I have heard glowing praise for Doc and Epitaph which is why I want to read them. Will let you know what I think. 4y
SledgeReader @Godmotherx5 @Andrew65 @Cinfhen Children of God is a must for Sparrow fans. But read ‘em in order. Maybe it‘s another #buddyread?! 4y
Godmotherx5 I forgot to give credit where credit was due @bookriot @Liberty 4y
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A Suitable Boy | Vikram Seth
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1️⃣ Pink, purple, royal blue
2️⃣ Grace & Frankie
3️⃣ A Suitable Boy - I looked up a lot of food
4️⃣ American cheese, mustard & pickle
5️⃣ Knit in Public Day on Saturday
https://www.wwkipday.com/

#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

Ingerella Knit in Public Day sounds fun! I haven't knitted in so long I might have to reteach myself! 4y
BethFishReads Oh forgot about knit on public 4y
Godmotherx5 @Ingerella Go for it. 4y
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Godmotherx5 @BethFishReads I just learned about it but can‘t wait to see how it goes tomorrow. 4y
BethFishReads My local shop always promotes it. My public space will likely be my deck. 😁😁 4y
Suet624 Knit in public day? Where does that take place? 4y
Godmotherx5 Hey @Suet624 If you go to this link, you can find one near you. I don‘t have one any closer than 30 minutes. My sister-in-law & are going to meet at location central to each of our homes. https://www.wwkipday.com/ 4y
Godmotherx5 @BethFishReads Ha, THAT is more my style. Have a great weekend. 4y
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Guilty Pleasures | Donna Hill
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1. Kathy Reichs novels
2. Pride & Prejudice with Jennifer Ehle & Colin Firth
3. Pirate‘s Booty
4. Thanks for the tag @Ingerella I tag @Soubhiville

@JenlovesJT47 #TuesdayTidbits

vkois88 My favorite version of P&P ❤ 4y
Godmotherx5 @vkois88 Yep, it‘s like comfort food. 4y
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