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Jlmergler

Jlmergler

Joined July 2016

Random ramblings and can be read at: unabashedhonesty.wordpress.com
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White Chrysanthemum | Mary Lynn Bracht
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Started this last night, on page 38, and already I can tell it‘s going to be brutal. 😢

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I'm reading this book because I #homeschool my two kids, and have doing a great deal of thinking about child-interest led learning, also known as #unschooling. This passage is literally on the second page of the prologue, and resonates so strongly with me. What if all children were able to learn what and how they felt best for their needs and interests? What world it would be!

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Here I Am: A Novel | Jonathan Safran Foer
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Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin chocolate chip cookie, awesome book, and autumn sunshine. 😊📖🍁🍂

BookishMarginalia Nice! Enjoy! 3y
LauraBeth This looks perfect 😀🍁☕️ 3y
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Ghosts | Raina Telgemeier
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Got this yesterday, and both my daughter and I couldn't put it down! She's done with it, and I'm about 2/3 of the way through. So good! #notjustforkids

jpear1977 My son has CF. I think its awesome she i bringing awareness to this horrible diseas 3y
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Reading this to my youngest. Happy birthday, Roald Dahl! 😊🎉🎂📖

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A friend recommended this to me, and I can't decide whether to get the audio or book seeing as how it's a funny read. Any help with my decision, Litsy people? 😊🙏🏻

EchoMyEscape Audio!!! 3y
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The Gashlycrumb Tinies | Edward Gorey
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Just stumbled upon this little gem. Story of my life.

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The Dog Stars | Peter Heller
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Picked this up at the library yesterday. I went in to drop off books that were due, and walked out with 22 books. 😮 To my defense, some of them were for my kids! I'm hoping this book will keep my interest because I've been having some commitment issues lately, and have abandoned the last 3 books I've begun. 😕

LauraBeth I understand 😀 3y
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My first foray into audiobooks. Requested this one from the library today. Anyone have audiobook suggestions? I'd like to increase the amount of books I read, but don't know how I feel about listening, you know? Recommended favorites of you lovely readers are appreciated. 😊

Ammie I love audiobooks. They've helped me almost double my yearly reading. Thrillers are always fun because they're easy to get lost in- I liked No One Knows, Ellison. I just finished Sweetbitter on audio and really enjoyed it. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. The Nest was great! The celebrity narrations are also entertaining. I like to read the reviews because overall they're pretty reliable! Have fun! 3y
Jlmergler Thanks for the recommendations @Ammie! Going off to check my library's catalog... 😊 3y
Ammie Did you find anything good? 3y
Jlmergler A Tyranny of Petticoats, The Nest, and The Muralist. All in my library queue. 😊 3y
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Getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. No, I'm not 17, I'm turning 34 next month. I'm thinking I'll either sleep all day afterwards or be reading this. Either way, win-win.

Posemn Hope you had a chance to read but I am thinking the sleeping was more likely. 😉 3y
Jlmergler @Posemn Yep, sleeping won. 3y
Posemn 😉 3y
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Getting my wisdom teeth out tomorrow. No, I'm not 17, I'm turning 34 next month. I'm thinking I'll either sleep all day afterwards or be reading this. Either way, win-win.

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Picked this up today at the library for the kids to use when we homeschool this year, and I think I might end up loving it even more than they will.

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Jake and Lily | Jerry Spinelli
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Cleaned up for my kiddos at the library book sale today! First in line two years running! Early birds do indeed get the worm! May have to go back later while the kids are at Minecraft club and see what additional stock they put out. 'Cause, you know, I couldn't possibly have enough books. 😁

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Super cute and cheeky. Kinda predictable and somewhat chick-lit formulaic, but delightful nonetheless. If you're looking for something easy but still clever, funny, and warm and fuzzy, pick up this little gem.

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Because sometimes you just need some delicious empty calorie reading. Not ashamed that I love her books.

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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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I know I'm late to the game on appreciating Annie Proulx, but better late than never, right? I started reading this big'n today, and I'm already hooked!
Anyone have suggestions for which of her novels I can pick up next?

MrBook Have this one on my shelf 😊. 4y
Jlmergler Have you read it already, or is it in your TBR pile? I've heard so many good things about it, and so far it hasn't disappointed. 4y
CynCruz23 You should definitely read Shipping News. Has her wonderful touch that you see in Barkskins but waaaaaay shorter. It's heartbreaking as well. Another favorite of mine is Postcards 3y
Jlmergler Putting those on my list! 3y
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Simonson doesn't disappoint with her 2nd novel. This book has a little of everything for everyone: war, tragedy, love stories, hope, fear. It's also a story for lovers of writing. Strong women, social roles, and some winks at homosexuality all add richness to this must-read historical novel.

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Panpan

I couldn't bring myself to finish it. Loved the premise, the idea of healing through nature. Didn't love the author. I sympathize with her, and understand some of her issues. But I couldn't get past her whining and ungrateful, spoiled, sheltered girl attitude. I recommend reading Wild instead.

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Why not borrow two more books from the library when I just began one today?

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I was going to save this one for next week when I'm camping, but I couldn't wait! 😀🌲

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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I've read three of Backman's books, so I can say that for those who have read and enjoyed his storytelling will also find this book enjoyable. There are some redundant moments from "My Grandmother", but over all a wonderful look at how we choose to live our lives.