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Jazruiz.2014

Jazruiz.2014

Joined August 2017

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Jazruiz.2014
Shanghai Bandit | Eric Qiao
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This book encompasses many aspects that affect our lives today: racism, prejudice, drugs, & others.However, the book incorporates them in the plot & doesn‘t revolve around those themes. The book is an quick, easy read focusing on a bank heist from the inside. Main character is thoroughly developed. There are many sexual references/situations, some weren‘t needed as part of the story line. Also, a fairly predictable ending. Still a good quick read.

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Took: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
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Written for teens, I took this off my daughter‘s book shelf. I didn‘t have high expectations for the book, and after the second chapter, I thought I knew the direction the book was going. Boy was I wrong! Well written, it tells of a family moving to a new town and a 50yr legend about their home. The woods are dark and scary with an ominous presence. Children are warned not to go out into the woods alone. What will happen if they do?

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This book is not a “typical” book I would read.
However, this book was very intriguing. It is not written as a “dry” nonfiction. The author did a great job including the facts without bias. It gives insight into the Vietnam War as well as ins and outs & dealings within the White House, and abroad. It gave me a better understanding of what occurred during the Vietnam War & the Watergate Scandal. Factual and enthralling. Highly Recommend

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Re: “Pentagon Papers”
“You know...they could hang people for what‘s in there.”

Coverups in the Oval Office have always existed and will always exist.

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“From 1966 through 1968, an average of 25,000 men would be drafted every month”
That‘s an eye popping number. 😳
This book is very interesting and provides good insight into the Vietnam War.

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Bought so many books from the Scholastic Book Flyer, I forgot what I bought. #ChristmasPresents

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Starting a new book while at work. See how this goes.

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Jazruiz.2014
The Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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Starting a new book. I haven‘t seen the show/movie or read this book. Very interested

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Took: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
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First day at work. 👩🏽‍⚕️ Reading on my lunch break. 📖☺️

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#repost from @Dannyhattan I love this quote. I really needed it at this moment. #GodsWink #booklover #quotes

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I, Eliza Hamilton | Susan Holloway Scott
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When you go into a store on a mission for two items but something catches your eye..20 min later you have new books to add on TBR & probably bought at least 1! #tbr #books #booksoflitsy #booklover #booktherapy

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Shanghai Bandit | Eric Qiao
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1. Shanghai Bandit by Eric Qiao
2. Reading and Pool.
3. Steak! 😋🤤
#manicmonday

JoScho Pool sounds lovely 😊💙 14mo
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Jazruiz.2014
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5/5.
I highly recommend this book. This book kept me enthralled the entire time.
The prologue is important to read to gain insight into the book. The book is divided into sections with the biggest section The Account of Roderick Macrae.
Although I knew how the book would end, I found myself hoping for the opposite. It reads like a mystery novel, and keeps you guessing about Roddy‘s sanity to the very end.

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Shanghai Bandit | Eric Qiao
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Beautiful way to read. Enjoying this book so far. Almost done!

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Jazruiz.2014
The Three Questions | Jon J Muth
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Today my youngest daughter came home with a #bookhaul from school. She was picked to chose 10 books to bring home and keep forever, courtesy of the #bookharvest. (Youngest and doggy pictured as well. 👧🏽🐶)

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Shanghai Bandit | Eric Qiao
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Sooooo excited to receive this book!! I literally jumped up and down! Thanks @EricQiao ! Can‘t wait to delve into this book! 🤓📚📖📚#ShanghaiBandit

EricQiao 😆 Hope it doesn‘t disappoint you. 14mo
Jazruiz.2014 @EricQiao I jumped on a little reading time I had before bed last night. Enjoying it so far! 🤗 14mo
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“I was not looking to him for wit or intellect; he had a pair of eyes in his head, and it was these of which I wished to make use.”
Very interesting quote from a psychologist. Shouldn‘t the person you are speaking with regarding the nature and mental stability of a person have wit and intellect?
I now see why @ReadingOver50 was aggravated with this psychologist & his demeanor.

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Jazruiz.2014
Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Mehso-so

3.5/5
This book had me hooked the entire time. I was engrossed in every page and enjoyed thoroughly enjoyed it. However, and a BIG however, the ending was very subpar. What took the author almost 400 pages to build up to, was wrapped up in one chapter. “And then....and then...and then...” was literally the last chapter. There was the climax of the book and then it was done. I was highly disappointed with the ending. The only reason for the So-So.

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“It‘s easy to forget that such primitives still exist in our country” Written in late 1800s, sounds like what some still tell themselves about our country in 2018. 🤔

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Already started reading this one. So far it‘s very interesting. The author‘s preface was very important to read before diving into the book. Let‘s see how it goes!

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No Title | None
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“Let‘s go to the library. I have a book on hold.” ...Two Hours Later...😁😆

rather_be_reading 😂😂 love it! 1y
Jazruiz.2014 @rather_be_reading 21 books checked out, 2 books we couldn‘t find-so we put on hold, & 3 books I had my girls put back....they were so upset we couldn‘t stay longer! Lol 😁 1y
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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Another hour to read at the pool. Loving this weekend so far

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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Close to finishing. Let the kids swim 40 extra min to continue reading.

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How to Live With a Neurotic Dog is #hilarious. Just what a long day needs!

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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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“She was as exciting as a reference-room librarian.” 😆

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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Tonight I‘m trading school reading to pleasure reading! I haven‘t read in a while!! #SpringBreak #SchoolBreak

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Forrest Gump | Winston Groom
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Just realized this was a book. Glad I found out. Can‘t wait to read it. 📚📖

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A patient had these books today. Found them interesting and asked to take a picture.

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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Only on page 46, but it already has me hooked! Love it! 😍📖

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When your daughter brings home a nonfiction book about your favorite childhood fictional book character (Curious George), you must pick it up and read it!! The book is written in stanzas and has the same drawings as the Curious George Books. 😁😁 Eeeek

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Waiting on my oil change. Better time than any to catch up on reading.

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Morning coffee #newbook I read the first one. It was slow until the middle, then I couldn‘t put it down!!! Hoping this doesn‘t disappoint

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These are the books I should be reading....😏

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Secret Life of Bees | Sue Monk Kidd
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I don't know which book to start reading next. 🤔🤔

Joyfulmimi I don't know about "Secret Life of Bees". Sigh 2y
Jazruiz.2014 @Joyfulmimi really? I was kinda excited about that one. 😣 2y
Joyfulmimi My opinion. I did not particularly like it. Difficulty with some parts. Don't want to include a spoiler. @Jazruiz.2014 You might be able to guess by what I am saying 2y
Jazruiz.2014 @Joyfulmimi yea. I get what you mean. 😕 2y
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Questions, Questions | Marcus Pfister
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1. @Joyfulmimi
2. When I was a little girl, I would stay at the library for hours reading the books. Now it's a love/hate relationship.
3. Dr. Seuss ❤️
4. The Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
5. Scrapbooking
6. Shades of Blue
7. I'm not sure.
8. Trying to read more period.
9. No
10. As a child not sure, most recently is the lovely @Joyfulmimi

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Room Service and last 2 chapters "After all, only the victims and survivors can truly comprehend the awfulness of that time and place; The rest of us live on the other side of the fence, staring through from our own comfortable place, trying in our own clumsy ways to make sense of it all." John Boyne

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Mehso-so

The book engaging as the main character, Bruno, was in "Out-With" with his family, his father being one of the commanders in the Fury. Written in a child's perspective, any knowledge of the Holocaust &/or treatment of Jews is limited. The ending is abrupt and not the way I would expect it, or any book to end! That is the reason for a so-so rating. Overall it was a good book.

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Sitting in dentist office waiting room & catching up on reading. I have a stack of books to read at home!! #catchup

Jess7 Love this one!! 2y
Joyfulmimi The nails though 😍 2y
Jazruiz.2014 @Jess7 I saw the movie a while ago but just found out about the book. I love it! 2y
Jazruiz.2014 @Joyfulmimi thanks!! I knew you'd notice. 😉 treated myself. My real nails too. Just polished 😊 2y
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"Had he simply forgotten a piece [of his mustache] when he was shaving" ? describing Hitler‘s facial hair.

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Someone gave me this book after reading it for her high school English class. I'm so glad she did. It's very intense and does have graphic details of what he saw as a boy soldier. The book gives insight into the mind of a young child soldier. How they feel and how they get the mindset of killing.

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Splurged on this ice cream tonight after seeing 2 recommendations on Litsy. Only on chapter 4. There is something different about the style of writing presented in this book. Trying to figure out what makes it different. 🤔 (while I eat ice cream)

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Starting with coffee in my favorite mug and a new book. I saw this movie years ago but I didn't know it was a book. The movie was wonderful. Great story line. When I saw there was a book, I knew I had to read it because we all know books are better than movies!!

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Jazruiz.2014
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This book was recommended by someone close to me. I had unsure about it at first. After the 3 chapters, I was hooked. It's a very interesting story that shows how lives of people we've never met, met but may not have intimately know, and our loved ones affect our lives in ways we may never truly understand. I will buy to reread again! #Fascinating #mustread

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I usually do not care for biographies or autobiographies but this book was amazing. Loved every minute of this book. This one I couldn't put down. I finished the book and was ready to open it again to reread. It was witty, intriguing, and insightful. It is very interesting to see the subtle similarities of our country and South Africa. I WILL purchase this book to read it again.