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Jlokdhorses

Jlokdhorses

Joined April 2016

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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"But once your dream revealed itself, like most dreams, to be nothing but a current of raw compulsion flowing through a circuitry of delusion and lies, then that was the time to give it up. That was the time to damn your dream and trust your eyes."

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Moonglow | Michael Chabon
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I love Michael Chabon so much. I read Mysteries of Pittsburgh when I was 16 and decided it was my dream to have him describe me. 70 pages into Moonglow and I feel the same way.

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Mehso-so

I love the Maisie Dobbs series and was disappointed in this one. I felt like I was reading two different stories.

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Waking up before anyone else at the cabin means I get to watch the sun move while reading.

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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There's something lovely about a book that makes you audibly gasp. It was sadly beautiful and beautifully sad. The character of Fermin is so empathetic and hopeful, he's someone I want to emulate daily.

Nebklvr Loved Fermin! 6y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Honestly.... What I've been looking forward too all week.

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I just finished reading my BF the first part of the book because I'm so in love with the writing and need to share it. Halfway through, I realize I'm reading aloud about reading and wonderful it is.

Ange44 I love this book so much! 7y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Early for dinner. And people ask why I always have a book on me.

AnnaDesourdy I take mine with me everywhere even if I know I won't be able to read 😂 7y
Jlokdhorses @AnnaDesourdyAuthor it's like a comfort blanket! 7y
AnnaDesourdy @Jlokdhorses absolutely!! 7y
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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Solid advice, but following it makes for a lonely life.

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Down a Dark Hall | Lois Duncan

Gutted that the woman who would keep me up at night passed away. So many sick spent in bed reading her stories. RIP

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"A mysterious smile probably borrowed from the pages of one of his worn Alexandre Dumas romances."

I know exactly what kind of smile that is.

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Mehso-so

This was the first in the series, so the imperfections are a tad more glaring. A lot of the female characters were poorly written and blended into one another. The protagonist was interesting though! And I love post WW1 settings.

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This goes into far graver detail of the murders I had thought possible. Parts of it were chilling and I had to step away from it. It was an audiobook and the narrator was fantastic!

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"To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be. I repeat, you are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world it's one and only chance to bask in your brilliance."

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The Moon and More | Sarah Dessen
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This was so delightful. I would say this is my favorite main character Dessen has written since "The Truth About Forever." What's great here is that the characters don't throw any curveballs, they stay true to who they are.

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The Moon and More | Sarah Dessen
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Sarah Dessen always makes me nostalgic for things I never knew I wanted.

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A little pre gym reading and breakfast.

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Church of Marvels LP | Leslie Parry
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Mehso-so

I bought this book because the cover was so intriguing. I didn't read the synopsis. It was an easy read. Took a couple of turns I definitely didn't expect. But the last third seemed rushed.

ReadingOver50 That cover does look great. 7y
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The Moon and More | Sarah Dessen
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When Helter Skelter gets too.... "Helter Skeltery," a little Sarah Dessen goes a long way.

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Church of Marvels LP | Leslie Parry
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Honestly, reading outside is perfect.

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I really hope nobody at work asks what I'm listening to. Maybe I'll just tell them it's that Ed Sheeran kid.

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Church of Marvels LP | Leslie Parry
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"Provoked, she lashed out, and abandoned, she broke."

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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It has been a while since I have read a series (non mystery) and this was recommended. Parts of it were long and drawn out, but it kept my interest. I am curious to read where the second book goes.

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon

"As though, knowing that everything is possible, suddenly nothing is necessary"

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John Adams | David McCullough
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It's definitely one of the humbling biographies I have read.