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JewelsEnd

JewelsEnd

Joined September 2017

Award winning book reader(ok, I was 7--sue me)
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Pickpick

Be warned, this one is a little dark but so well written you forget about it. The POV alternates seamlessly between the male protagonist, his daughter, and a few others. I usually don't love when authors weave in a kids POV to an adult story, but the POV of the girl, Polly, ended up being my favorite of all the POVs. Worth a read.

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I'll play...
1. I read anything and everything but remember Where the Red Fern Grows particularly fondly.
2 exploring the neighborhood and later the hills near my house with my dog
3 dishes. Still hate dishes.
4 uh, probably my Star Wars action figures
5 Harry Potter. The adventures I would've had if it had been around when I was a kid
#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 12mo
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Dead Letters: A Novel | Caite Dolan-Leach
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Bailedbailed

The first chapter or so started well and the writing wasn't bad but I lost interest fairly quickly. Didn't care about the backstory. Went online to see if I should hang in but the summaries I found told me I wasn't missing anything. So I moved on. Many books to read, and life is shorter than you think.

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A Rainy Day | Robin Nelson
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“The person who deserves most pity is a lonesome one on a rainy day who doesn't know how to read.”
― Benjamin Franklin.

Luckily this isn't me! 😛😀

I'm reading Stephen King. What are y'all reading today?

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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Does anyone re-read anything special during the holidays? Harry Potter isn't technically a Christmas book, but since the movies always came out for the holidays they feel like it... Anyway, I'm re-reading these.

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The King of Lies | John Hart
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Pickpick

His writing is like a balm, and his characters are complex and interesting. He knows how to keep you turning pages without relying on the traditional thriller way of using fast paced action. I've binge read 4 of his books and am going to start a fifth soon. Highly recommend!

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Wife Between Us | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Mehso-so

Finished it, so that was something at least, but didn't love it. There were twists, most coming at the end, but they felt thrown in just so there would be twists, and by the time they were revealed, I just didn't care. The writing felt disjointed at times, and other times better(because of two authors, maybe?). The protagonist's behavior in the first part, before the 1st plot twist, is inconsistent with her actions later on. Overall: meh...

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Haven't checked in lately as I've been sick. Good news is I had lots of reading time. But nothing review worthy, just clearing my stack of junk fiction. Except for this last book. Re-reading Salem's lot. 😱👻👺😸

Cinfhen Feel better💚 2y
JewelsEnd @Cinfhen thanks! 💗 2y
SandyW Hopr you're feeling back to normal soon! 2y
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kezzlou85 Feel better soon 💜 2y
JessClark78 Hope you feel better soon. 🌸 2y
tammysue Oh no.. hoping you feel better soon 🌸💕 2y
Ddzmini Hope you feel better soon 🙏 2y
JewelsEnd Thanks everyone. Feeling better already! @SandyW @kezzlou85 @JessClark78 @whatshesreadingnow @Ddzmini happy Friday 🙂 2y
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A Rainy Day | Robin Nelson
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Got a nice rain soundtrack playing outside my window. Looking to find a book to go with the mood. Any ideas?

Jess7 What‘s the mood? Dreary or happy? Lol I‘m always happy to suggest books, but I need more info lol 2y
JewelsEnd The mood of rain. Lol melancholy, guess. Something where the story would be enhanced by the sound of rain. But NO "it was a dark and stormy night." Haha 2y
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Haven't checked in lately cause I'm scrambling to finish my taxes. Ugh. I HATE TAXES! 😖😫😲

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Just for Kicks | Susan Andersen
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1. Nixon ugh
2. Halloween
3. No idea
4. 1999
5. One-U2
6. Third degree Greg iles
7. 16
8. 4
9. 5
10. 48

JewelsEnd Oddly, the 48 states include Alaska and Hawaii but not Maine or Michigan 2y
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Right Behind You | Lisa Gardner
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Mehso-so

Thought I'd try a Lisa Gardner. Chose this cause...Well, it was available. Had mixed feelings. While I related to some of it (I like connecting w/the subject matter), the story as a whole didn't do much for me. I get the feeling I didn't choose her best work. Anyone read her? Should I give it another go? The writing wasn't, say, Greg iles,level but it was an easy read & i was able to finish it. more than I can say 4 others I've tried. Suggestions?

ReadingOver50 I like her books. I haven‘t read this particular book, but the ones I‘ve read have been good 2y
JewelsEnd Thanks @ReadingOver50 I checked on goodreads and there were reviews that felt the same as I did about this particular book. I'll try the first in her series and see what I think. 2y
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Finally got around to reading this one. I liked it! Some things you could see coming, some you couldn't, but it held my interest until the end.
I will say, the unusual word choices were sometimes distracting, but that's just a nit pick. Most of the time I enjoyed the creativity.

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😉🙄🤔😎✍🏻🗣
🍂🔥💋💨
🍬🍭🌮
🏄🏼⛸🎭🎟🎧🎮
✈️🏖🌆🏙🌃🗽
🎥🎞💰📘📚
💓💗💔💙😥
🕐🕜🕣😡🕜🕐
💕😙😌😏🙂

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Dead Sleep | Greg Iles
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"Sooner or later. It had better be sooner. Later is like the horizon; it recedes as you approach."

My motto lately! Haven't had enough reading time and my stack is growing. ?

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The Switch | Joseph Finder
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Bailedbailed

I've read this author before and liked his books well enough, but I just couldn't get into this one. Bailed at 350 out of 2100 or so pages. Too many stupid moves by characters and a protagonist who was a nice guy but boring, and a little bit of a sucker. Didn't have much interest to hang around to see if he evolved at all.

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Been busy with pre-holiday stuff but managed to read this one based on a recommendation from here. I usually love plot driven stories with good characters. This was character driven with minor plot, but It held enough tension throughout to keep me interested.

Andrew65 I enjoyed this one as an audiobook. 2y
JewelsEnd @Andrew65 hmm. Interesting Did they change voices for each point of view? Happy Christmas, btw 2y
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Prince of Tides | Pat Conroy
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Reading outside my favorite genre again. I occasionally read poetry but I like to read slow and enjoy it. Since I'm short on time lately figured I'd read a book written like poetry.

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First, this is not typically my genre. I didn't pick this book; it picked me. I'd never read anything by Gaiman(I hear all you literaries sighing) & thought I'd give him a go.This was the only book in the library not checked out.
I had tried to watch this movie but didn't like it. Too creepy, and I hated the button eyes. Never liked em, probably why I didn't like raggedy Ann either.Anyway, the book was written well enough to get past all of that

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Saw the newest movie version this weekend. Don'ta bother. It was mediocre at best. The movie ends the same as the book(no one would dare mess that up), and the film is visually beautiful, but the whole thing fell flat and parts seemed contrived. Not going to give out spoilers, but one of my biggest criticisms is the morality character arc given to the detective. Too unbelievable of a transformation at the end.

Andrew65 Sounds very disappointing. 2y
jpmcwisemorgan It‘s the mustache. 2y
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Thanksgiving | Janet Evanovich
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Anyone off work this week? That's a lot of extra reading hours!

CocoReads Working today and tomorrow. My parents for the actual holiday. But I‘m trying to squeeze in as much reading and writing as possible! 2y
RebelReader This week I'm moving my sister into her new home 1700 miles away and then Thanksgiving Day we are laying by the pool. (She moved to Mesa AZ!) Hope to get in some reading and some sun. ☀️ 2y
JewelsEnd Aw, that sucks. So who do you get to spend thanksgiving with? @CocoReads 2y
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CocoReads We‘ll be at my parents for the holiday. Actually I‘m here right now. We live close but my aunt is here from FL for the week so we‘ve had some extra time. 2y
JewelsEnd @rebelreader poolside, huh? I take it you are from a cooler climate normally? I am having a 93 degree thanksgiving and am tired of heat. I would love to spend the holiday somewhere 15-20 degrees cooler! So I guess I'm hoping to get in some reading and some cloud! 😂 2y
JewelsEnd @CocoReads sounds like a nice time! 🦃 2y
RebelReader @JewelsEnd I live in Minnesota so 85 on Thanksgiving sounds lovely! 👍 2y
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Star Wars Trilogy | George Lucas
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Curling up with an old favorite tonight. I don't read a lot of sci fi, but I LOVE Star Wars. My only complaint? Instead of giving Chewy unique dialogue and voice, it reads: "the wookie barks." Chewy DOES NOT bark. lol

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Peter Pan | J M Barrie
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Work has been crazy this week and I've been too busy to read. It's a good thing I like my job. 🙂

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Dead Men's Dust | Matt Hilton

Read this author on a recommendation from Andrew! Didn't want to leave a review cause I found it somewhere between so-so and pick for me. Didn't dislike it enough to so-so, but I wouldn't pick it, as I don't love reading about deprived sicko antagonists who do too many gross things. I will still try out another from this author tho and maybe then give a review on a diff book. The author writes interestingly enough. Thanks Andrew for suggesting it!

Andrew65 Sorry you didn't enjoy it more 😙, but can see your point of view especially remembering the plot from this one. Like so many other series the first book isn't the best one, so I hope if you try another one you enjoy it more. 2y
JewelsEnd I plan to try the next one in the series. This storyline wasn't for me, but it didn't turn me off of the author! 2y
JewelsEnd Oops. Forgot to tag. @Andrew65 :) 2y
Andrew65 The second book is the first one I read. My review can be found here - it is the long one! I think the character and books have grown on me more since then. http://www.librarything.com/work/8628401/reviews/131447971 I've read 5 books in the series so far. @JewelsEnd 2y
JewelsEnd The book is a long one, or the review? ;) I'll check out both at a more reasonable hour. Have to get up tomorrow so going to sleep. Just a quick check in tonight! @Andrew65 (edited) 2y
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I'll Play with You | Mary McKenna Siddals
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Mystery
In bed with cocoa
In the fall
Fiction hardback with a paper bookmark
Never write in my books
like a superhero

This could be a writing prompt for a haiku....

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Halloween countdown: a week away. Yippie!!
👹👻👀😳😁🙀😺

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Having trouble getting to bed lately at a decent hour. Maybe some poetry will inspire me...

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Secret Sanction | Brian Haig
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Re-read this favorite of mine written by the son of Alexander Haig. It's the first of a series about army attorney Sean Drummond, a very smart and wise-cracking protagonist. The book is written in first person POV and is a thriller with humor. But thankfully, it's not corny.

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Once upon a midnight dreary...

For some reason October makes me feel like a little Poe. Hmmm. Wonder why😉👺👻

SilversReviews Love it. 2y
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Eat Drink Read | Phoenix Public Library Staff

Just wondering if I'm the only one who eats and drinks while reading? I didn't used to so much because I didn't want to dirty my book pages, but with ebooks... munch, munch, munch! 🍕🍿🍗🍹

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Dinner Date | Donnamay Stewart
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I'd like to play #5forDinner

1. Jon Stewart
2. Dennis Miller
3. James carville
4. Jennifer Tilly
5. David lynch

I certainly wouldn't be bored...

DebinHawaii Definitely entertaining! 👍😀 2y
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The Bourne Identity | Robert Ludlum
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"The easiest thing in the world is to convince yourself that you're right. As one grows old, it is easier still."

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Mississippi Blood | Greg Iles
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Iles answer to "Everything happens for a reason!"

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 2y
Cinfhen Hi welcome to Litsy!! #litsywelcomewagon check out @RaimeyGallant for some #litsytips 2y
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JewelsEnd Thanks! 2y
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