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Joined January 2019

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Astrid & Veronika by Linda Olsson
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Astrid & Veronika | Linda Olsson
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With you alone I spoke
what no one else can guess.
On never-ending roads
you were my lonliness.

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It took some time to adjust to the very measured pacing. But, the slow unveiling of Perveen‘s backstory combined with her first whodunnit legal case provides a solid introduction to a new mystery series. Although I prefer a faster tempo, the pace did give me time to absorb more of the world Perveen inhabits. I had little context to work with but the author gave me a lot without overwhelming me.

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Dinosaurs Before Dark | Mary Pope Osborne
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The 5 year olds listening said it was a definite “pick”.

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"And then there is the wonder of buoyancy..."

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Two cold case murder mysteries in one. The 1950 story was especially well done. A chilling and hauntingly good read.

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Your Oasis on Flame Lake | Lorna Landvik
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Mehso-so

My first taste of Lorna Landvik. Good not great. Characters were not relatable for me but I recognized the 1990's setting and appreciated the lighter tone.

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Wade in the Water: Poems | Tracy K. Smith
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"We may yet discover
The whole country
Will not come back
From the sale of parent
and child." ~The Greatest Personal Privation

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Mehso-so

Worth a quick read. It includes some of the usual helpful hints to downsize and declutter. I did like it‘s emphasis on attacking the project with empathy for others, scripts to handle the emotions and roles adopted by family and self and to mentally prepare before undertaking a big downsizing project. Now to begin.

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Your Oasis on Flame Lake | Lorna Landvik
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Lorna Landvik reminds us that often the only thing you can count on is family and friends. Many of her main characters are filled with acerbic wit and each take turns telling the story sharing surprises and surprising insights along the way.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I can't add much to the many positive reviews from critics and readers alike. It is beautifully written and it will likely touch you in unexpected ways. We know the ending but Paul Kalanithi's work reminds us that it is the journey that has meaning. Our lives are enriched each time we join someone on this journey or begin our own.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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The problem, however, eventually became evident: to make science the arbiter of metaphysics is to banish not only God from the world but also love, hate, meaning--to consider a world that is self-evidently not the world we live in.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I was pursuing medicine to bear witness to the twinned mysteries of death...

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Midnight Crossroad | Charlaine Harris
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One of the first times I watched before reading. Amazing how faithful the show Midnight, Texas was to the book. I enjoyed both and plan to read the rest although I may need to give the show a higher rating then the books.

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So not really a great read but it definitely causes no little angst.

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It took me some time to connect with Eleanor. I am glad I stuck it out with her though. She is abrasive and poignant and learns so much in her journey. As I began the book I asked if the title was a spoiler alert or a misdirection? #titletellsall. Yes and way to bury the lead! Looking forward to my book club members thoughts tonight.

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Is it a spoiler alert or just a misdirection? #titletellsall

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It's not just the story but also in the telling of it. The characters, setting and time are just part of the storyteller's craft but when they are are delicately woven together they elevate a few simple stories into something nearly sublime. Well done! Worth the read. Looking forward to reading another work by Donal Ryan. Any suggestions?

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Finally, John. Three stories. Such different men. This one chooses power and then is powerless. "There's God...I feel the breath of angels on my neck. Their breath is foul. They're from the other legion, I'd say."

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Another snowy weekend and the sound of a lilting Irish accent as a boy bemoans the death of snowflakes. "But, God rarely played ball when it came to snow." On that we can agree.

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The beginning of Farouk's story immediately captured my attention. I loved that it spoke of trees and their ability to talk to each other. It reminded me of the most beautiful parts of Lab Girl. Farouk's story was darkly beautiful too.

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“A stunning novel of three men, each searching for something they have lost.” -inside cover.

My wish is for every book to live up to the accolades. -me

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Rendezvous | Amanda Quick
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Perfect weekend to indulge in a little period romance and adventure. Love reading late into the night. Unfortunately, I don't recover as quickly as in years past. Back to the TBR pile.

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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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What happened? I need to renew in order to know whodunit!

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult

Our book club met this week to discuss. We had an amazing conversation. It was never contentious but there were equal parts angst for the contrivance of several plot points as for the importance of the issues raised. So thankful for my group. The discussion is always a "Pick" no matter the rating of the book itself.

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult

Having family from the mid-south I travel there often. The regular use of “Yes/No Ma‘am/Sir” is tied closely to this geography. It is used in almost every interaction and I long ago gave up on being offended by Ma‘am. This trip I almost giggled out loud when I was also called “baby.” Then I realized that a gentleman of color in line behind me was also called “baby.” Just a careless comment?

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Motorcycle in the truck bed. Heading south. Nook is loaded. Let the road trip begin. First off my January book club pick Small great things by Jodi Picoult.

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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult

Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are. - Benjamin Franklin.