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JenniferShepard

JenniferShepard

Joined May 2016

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Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
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A Really Big Lunch by Jim Harrison
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Decision at Delphi by Helen Macinnes
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day 28: hubby suggested I read one of his favorite stories "Bicentennial Man". Robots! #nationalshortstorymonth

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Day 24: memorial read. He may not have been the best Bond but he was the one who objected to the way society glorified a man with a gun. RIP Roger Moore. #myfirstbond #genxbond #shortstorymonth

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The Bostons | Carolyn Cooke
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day four: Carolyn Cooke's debut collection was a souvenir from a trip to northern California in the early 00s. Cracking the spine for the first time to read "Girl of Their Dreams." #shelfsitter #stories #shortstorymonth

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Collected Stories | Carol Shields
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day three : no longer a Carol Shields virgin. This morning I read "Segue" in the posthumously published Collected Stories. #shortstorymonth #stories #canadian #modernclassic

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Day 2: title story from Hemingway's Snows of Kilimanjaro. I bogarted this copy ($1.25) from my father in the late 80s when I supplemented my college studies with attempting to become a Hemingway completist, which is one of the only things my father and I have in common. #shortstorymonth #papa

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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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May is Short Story Month so kicking it off by reading the title story in Gay's bad-ass collection. #shortstories

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I never gave this book much thought until my friend James recommended that I read it. 15 years ago. I had a newborn. It was very difficult to hold a baby and a 900+ page book, and I gave up on page 37. Thinking about Gothic architecture lately, I gravitated right to this epic fictional account of building a cathedral. #thisistheyear

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happy birthday to me!!

Caryl Yes! Perfect birthday book. A very happy birthday to you! 3y
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Lake Wobegon days | Garrison Keillor
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My local: Common Good Books, prop. Garrison Keillor. Yes, he's often in the house. #getindie

MrBook Wow! Gorgeous! Love that ceiling and the lighting! 3y
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Labyrinth | Kate Mosse
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Last month I visited Labyrinth Books in Princeton, NJ where they had a book tribute to Bowie and Prince. No visit to Princeton is complete without a stop here. #getindie

MrBook Great store 😊👍🏻. 3y
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Stern Men: A Novel | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Surfing, which I have never tried, has a real romantic appeal, and I am somewhat obsessed. Finnegan's book was so satisfying, an awesome combo of wave science, rugged adventurism, exotic locations, and raw athleticism. I loved it. #FridayFunPhoto

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Cat Who Walks Through Walls | Robert A Heinlein
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I'm a little late for #InternationalCatDay but would still like to celebrate my kitties who are named after the girl sleuths Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden.

Soubhiville Oh I love them! And their names are purrfect 🐱😊 3y
SusanInTiburon Sweet girls! 💛💛 3y
Viji Beautiful! And they like each other. My cats sort of tolerate each other 😐 3y
MrBook 😻😻😻 3y
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Pond | Claire-Louise Bennett
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no visit to Princeton is complete without a visit to Labyrinth Books. some for him, some for me.

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The Travelers: A Novel | Chris Pavone
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August 2016 book stack. not pictured: the travelers, which is on my ipad.

JenniferShepard I read exactly 0 of these. 3y
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Exit Wounds | Rutu Modan
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I would like to have read more books this month but vacation. My family tends to vacation hard--driving, sightseeing, walking, hiking, early bed, early mornings. As a result, I tend to be too distracted and never get much reading done away from home.

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Assignment in Brittany | Helen Macinnes
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latest obsession: Helen MacInnes, lady spy novelist, whose books include an occasional lady spy

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Above Suspicion | Helen Macinnes
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why didn't anyone tell me about helen macinnes, the queen of spy writers. instant love.

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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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imagery rich: "three layers" and "Mod Podged pileup"

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Murder of Magpies | Judith Flanders
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Modern Lovers | Emma Straub
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book stack for july

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Everyday Matters | Danny Gregory
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Patti and I read the Sunday Times the same way

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a day late for Friday Fun photo, but I met the author somewhat unexpectedly this morning, and he kindly signed a book for me.

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June stack. Two new purchases, two shelf sitters, two library books, and one borrowed from friend @Caryl. Not pictured: Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George on audio #fridayphoto

Caryl The Long Secret! 😊 4y
NancyQuinn Have yet to read a Donna Leon... 4y
Sydsavvy Had never heard of this book! Looks good - I love Paris! 4y
JenniferShepard @NancyQuinn : I really like Brunetti, his family, his colleagues, Venice. Leon does a great job with characters and setting and issues woven through the mystery. Recommended! 4y
JenniferShepard End if June tally: I read five of the seven 3y
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Redeployment | Phil Klay
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Phil Klay's Redeployment was part of my story stack for short story month and the only book I read in its entirety. this examination of modern warfare (Iraq) was gritty and emotionally complex.

thatkruegergirl I very much enjoyed that book :) 4y
ClairesReads Loved this book, it reminded me very much of 4y
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guilty pleasure

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shelf-sitter since 1996. reading "A tree • A rock • A cloud" for short story month

Caryl Oh, I think I read that one in school! Need to read again. 4y
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