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Jayhawk_In_Texas

Jayhawk_In_Texas

Joined January 2017

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The Huntress: A Novel by Kate Quinn
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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel by Mary Beth Keane
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Warcross by Lu Marie
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Normal People by Sally Rooney
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Us Against You by Fredrik Backman
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Calypso by David Sedaris
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The Power by Naomi Alderman
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Now I want a fairy godmother like this, too. 🙏🏻👸🏼🧚🏼‍♀️

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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Sitting in a hotel room in middle-of-nowhere Texas. But at least I brought good company! I‘m enjoying this so far...just the right amount of creepiness and suspense.

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Once Upon a Spine | Kate Carlisle
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Scheduling surgery the week of Thanksgiving isn‘t a weight loss plan I wouldn‘t recommend. 😝 I also thought I would spend my 2 weeks off work reading up a storm, but the 📚 pile has barely been touched. Maybe tomorrow I‘ll finish 1 of my 3 in progress...

BarbaraBB 🍀🍀 2y
HedgeWhitney Ugh. Hang in there! Rock Chalk. ❤️💙 😊 2y
DebinHawaii Poor you! Does not look like fun. Hang in there and heal quickly. 💜 2y
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Exit West: A Novel | Mohsin Hamid
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All of my library holds came in at once! I am already halfway done with Exit West. There are so many commas in this book! Love Love Love the writing though. I can‘t decide which to start next! 📚#libraryhaul

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I never had to read this in high school or college English, so I figured in my mid-40‘s it is about time. I feel like everyone over 15 has read this but me!

Bookdragon69 I haven‘t read it either but in all honesty, it doesn‘t sound interesting to me. Hope you like it. 2y
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After reading a book with a sociopathic bad guy that was a bit too similar to my recent ex, it is time for something that makes me laugh. Eddie Izzard will do that every time. #doyouhaveaflag

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Wow - this has been quite a week. I need to read something fun and/or lighthearted to help me pull out of this funk. Turns out that even though I have stacks of books at home and on my Kindle, none of them are really screaming "read me!" Help!

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The Rumor: A Novel | Elin Hilderbrand
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The perfect beach read that didn't make it to the beach with me last week because the hardback copy didn't fit in my suitcase. Oh well! On my couch with Almost Famous - a huge favorite - playing on the 📺 for background noise is a close second. #SUMMERGIVEAWAY @Liberty

Liberty I AM A GOLDEN GOD. 💕 2y
Jayhawk_In_Texas Yes!! One of my favorite scenes is right after that when they sing "Tiny Dancer" on the bus. ? "You are home." 2y
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It is hard to concentrate on my book when this is my view this afternoon. #vacation #roatan #thisiswhyiwork

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The Widow | Fiona Barton
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I love love love Kristin Bell and this is like reading an episode of the show. ❤️

Prairiegirl_reading I really miss the show. I hate the way it ended. I should read this-one more on mount tbr!! 3y
Jayhawk_In_Texas @Prairiegirl_reading if you liked the show, you will definitely like this book. And if you can get it on audio, even better since Bell is the narrator! 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Oh! I didn't know that! Thanks for the tip!! 3y
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How could I pass up something recommended by Rainbow Rowell, Roxane Gay and Jenny Lawson?! I've only read 10 pages and I already know I am going to follow Samantha Irby. #litsypartyofone

RealBooks4ever This is the perfect book for this weekend! 💜 I should dig out my copy! 3y
Jayhawk_In_Texas @RealBooks4ever Haha - I didn't even realize that until your comment. Long work week...I'm off my game. 😂 3y
tpixie Rock Chalk! 3y
tpixie ❤️💙 3y
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On a long road trip today, so listening to this. Hopefully my drive won't match the book title! 🚗

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The Circle creeped me out, so it is time for a light read before my Salt to the Sea buddy read. This should do the trick! (And make me wish I was in one of those chairs right now...) ✈️🏖🍹

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The best kind of delivery. 😊 #bookhoarder #UPSmademyday #needmorehoursinaday

AJBowers That's a great haul 3y
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I'm 1/3 through and it is so hard to read right now....so much needless killing of animals by the Nazi army. 😭 #animallover

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I finally broke down and got a pair of reading glasses. I don't need them all the time yet, but too many hours studying massive spreadsheets and reading over the years made them inevitable. 🤓 #ageisjustanumber

DebinHawaii They look awesome on you! 👓💜 3y
Jayhawk_In_Texas Thanks @DebinHawaii! I ordered them online so I had no idea how they would turn out. A guy I'm seeing said "I'm digging the bookish librarian look," so there's that. ? 3y
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This is what is going to keep me entertained during the storms that will be rolling through town this weekend. ⚡️🌪⛈ #springcleaningreadathon

BibliophileMomma Ugh. It's storming here too this weekend. I've about gave up sleeping. (It's only 4am) because of the house shaking thunder. 3y
Jayhawk_In_Texas @Tiffness83 The storms aren't here yet, but they should be in 1-2 hours. I've used them as an excuse to lay on the couch and read all day, though. 😜 3y
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Fool: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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Christopher Moore is a genius. I can't stop laughing.

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Fool: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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Time for a palate cleanser! Lots of heavy WWII fiction and psychological thrillers lately, so I need a fun, light-hearted read tonight. Fool it is! Then maybe this weekend I'll get to Fates and Furies...

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I have a feeling I am going to be up late tonight to finish this one. I just started it last night but can't put this one down!

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One of my favorite children's books! My nephew would laugh until he cried each time I read this to him when he was younger. His laughter was (and still is) the best sound in the world! #readathonanimal @Liberty

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When you have a busy day, starting with medical tests, then conference calls, then a 1pm flight, it is nice to take a few minutes to relax with a book. And it has such a beautiful cover! #readingrelievesstress

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No Country for Old Men | Cormac McCarthy
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Road trip today, which is the perfect opportunity to finally listen to this audiobook!

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The Power of the Dog | Thomas Savage
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My "nephew" is such a cutie. And every night he stays at my house he wakes me up with a hug. ?#nationalpuppyday

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Hidden Bodies | Caroline Kepnes
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"You need a haircut. Your legs are too long. You're skin is a waste of space because there's no heart inside of you." Now THAT is an insult. ?

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I can see why people are talking about this one. Well written, but man does it make me feel squicky. I am 40% through and want to see what happens next. #LitsyReadingChallenge #LitsyRC10

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Day 20: #marchintoreading #seasoninthetitle A sample of the diverse list of books on my shelf with a season in the title. I've only read one of them so far. I need to get busy reading! 😜

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I left this book at a hotel in Austin several weeks ago and finally got it back! It took several calls to the hotel's housekeeping dept, but finally....success. Going to read it this afternoon before my team plays 🏀at 4:15. #tournamentofbookslonglist #litsyreadingchallenge #LitsyRC24

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Post Office | Charles Bukowski
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I need to stay away from bookstores. No idea what I was thinking today. 🙄 I guess the bright side is at least they were all heavily discounted (got them at the used bookstore) and I read a diverse list! #needatwelvestepprogram #needanotherbookshelf #booksalwaysmakemefeelbetter

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This was a light-hearted read that many have compared to Forrest Gump, with good reason. It few a little tiresome about 3/4 of the way through, but I still would recommend it as a palate cleanser after something dark or heavy.

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The Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer
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I am utterly exhausted after waking up at 3:45am today for an early flight, but I keep telling myself "just one more page..." This book is so elegantly written and descriptive that it is worth staying up a little longer. I want to finish it by the end of the week! #iwillalwaysmaketimeforagoodbook #sleepisoverrated

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Loved meeting Martha Hall Kelly tonight! She told a number of stories about the real life versions of her characters and 2 prequels that are her next projects. One involves Caroline's mother and Russia and the other is about Caroline's grandmother and the Civil War. Can't wait!

SaturnDoo I have this on my tbr. I should bump it up ☺ 3y
Jayhawk_In_Texas @SaturnDoo - me too! Martha asked me if I'd read it yet, and I had to be honest and say no. 😔 3y
SaturnDoo @Jayhawk_In_Texas honesty is the best policy...but know you have the extra encouragement to read it sooner ☺☺☺ 3y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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So excited! Tomorrow evening Martha Hall Kelly is going to be in Dallas at the flagship Half-Priced Books for a book signing!

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Story of a Sociopath | Julia Navarro
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After a rough few weeks I went against my self-imposed bookstore ban and went to Barnes & Noble. I needed to get a book light to replace one I left at a hotel by accident recently. Oops. This is what happens when I go in a bookstore.... And on top of that, Amazon had a ton of great deals on ebooks and audiobooks today! #bookhaul #bookproblems #needmorehoursintheday #booksmakemefeelbetter

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Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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One of the coolest things about the Paris Opera is their library room! They have copies of all of the operas & plays performed there.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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I wanted to like this book. I usually enjoy dark suspense thrillers, and a few people I usually agree with on book reviews enjoyed it. Not sure if it didn't have enough suspense, was too predictable or the timing was wrong for me when I read it, but it was really hard for me to get through the middle third of the story. The first third flew by, though, and the ending was quick, even if a tad disappointing.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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At times the story is hard to follow because it jumps around in time and POV, but passages like his make it worth the read. I'm really enjoying this literary debut.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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"He finally looked up at her, and it startled her, how he looked the same as he always had. Shouldn't someone look different once you've caught them in a lie, once you've seen them truthfully for the first time?"

Great line. ??

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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I can't put it down! It will be a miracle if I can fall asleep tonight.

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Feb 15th: books and treats! A novel that was highly recommended with a couple of my favorite afternoon treats! (When it isn't swimsuit season, that is... 😜)
#riotgrams

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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😂😂😂

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The Patriots: A Novel | Sana Krasikov
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An early V-Day gift from the boyfriend. He knows a book makes me light up more than chocolate! I want to read all of them right now, but I am most excited for The Patriots. A debut novel and historical fiction - 2 of my favorite things!! It is about Russia and the Cold War.

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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How in the world am I supposed to decide what to read next? And this is just the tip of the library iceberg.... 🤔 I'm leaning toward A Gentleman in Moscow or The Mothers. Thoughts?

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The Good Girl | Mary Kubica
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Just one more chapter before.... 😴