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Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall

Joined March 2016

I like big books and I cannot lie.
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Smarter Faster Better by Charles Duhigg
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Becoming by Michelle Obama
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Baking Me Crazy | Karla Sorensen, Smartypants Romance
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Charming and sweet, this book features a unique and welcome perspective and a wonderful HEA. I highly recommend this to romance readers and I look forward to the next story in the Donner Bakery series.

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Baking Me Crazy | Karla Sorensen, Smartypants Romance
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Another busy week done and with a wedding weekend ahead, I‘m looking forward to something charming and sweet. Looks like this may fit the bill!

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sprainedbrain I LOVE that audiobook! 3d
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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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This was a big meh for me. Predictable and somehow slow seeming and too much going on. I almost bailed but kept thinking it would get better. It didn‘t for me.

Lizpixie I enjoyed it as a light but still on theme read for me. Maybe it‘s because I listened to the audiobook, the narrator was really good.🎧 4d
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While a little uneven, I enjoyed this memoir from Busy Phillips. Her peek into how things work in tv and movies was fun and many of her personal stories were well told, powerful, and heartbreaking. Some nice moments about marriage and parenthood and great to hear in her own voice on audio.

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Funny so far! Loving listening to her reading it herself.

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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Delightful! I loved spending time with Veronica and Stoker again! Can‘t wait to tackle the third one!

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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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There were elements of this book that I enjoyed but some of the characters, not so much. So whiny and entitled! If I hadn‘t been listening to it on audio cds from the library I suspect I would‘ve bailed.

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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A cool (finally), quiet Saturday morning. #currentread

Myhusbandhatesreading LOVE that cover! ❤️💜 1w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️ 1w
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Darkly funny, this clever sequel kept me guessing, had me turning the pages as fast as I could, and left me wanting more! I love watching these characters support each other and come into their own. Highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s so good guys! So good!!! 😍

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#bookhaul from #Bookoutlet and #BarnesandNoble All but one on sale! I‘d better get reading!!!

Lynnsoprano Lots of great reading there! 2w
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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A re-read in preparation for Wayward Son! #currentread

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

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TheBookKeepers Ahh I loved this book! And the cover is swoon worthy 😍 3w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Charming, though they first book in series remains my favorite. An unusual love story, told well, that offers an interesting perspective of people who are different and long to find their other half. Sweet and funny, a good read!

Carleneishere I can‘t wait until her book about Quan comes out! 3w
Tanisha_A I just read it too. Good fun! 3w
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 4

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bookful I have the same book but I found it at the dollar tree 😀#tbr 3w
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Jas16 Lovely! 3w
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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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This powerful story transports the reader to a time and place so completely that you feel like the story is unfolding around you. It is filled with a cast of authentic and complex characters that will keep you turning the pages. Family, race, and injustice are the overriding themes that weave together this thoughtful story that shimmers with the heat of the Mississippi delta. I recommend this debut! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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Giving this one a try, it‘s my irl book club book and I‘m behind in reading it! #currentread

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Beard With Me | Penny Reid
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I love Penny Reid and the Winston family! This one “may” be my favorite because so much of the story starts here. I loved seeing where these characters came from, how they grew to know each other, where it all began. After finishing, I was torn between wanting to read book 7 immediately and wanting to start the series over again. If you love quirky, funny romances with real, complicated people, you must give this series a try! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 1.

Posting covers I love, no explanation. Thanks for the tag, @Soubhiville Tagging you, @Ireadkidlit

Soubhiville 🧡 4w
marleed Whenever I see this cover I think it would have been an awesome cover for Daisy Jones & the Six, as well! 4w
Julsmarshall Ooh, you are so right, @marleed 4w
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Did a little shopping! Love the deals at Book Outlet!

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So good! Delightful, charming and so much fun! Mistaken identity, a brilliant scientist, a dark and complicated hero, and the Queen‘s Jubilee make for an entertaining read! I can‘t wait to read the next one! #MountTBR

Tamra Every time I see a pic of your dog, I see my dogs face. 😄 Retrieving dogs just have that melty look. 4w
Julsmarshall Aww, @tamra they are soul siblings! I do love the melty, droopy look! 4w
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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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Megabooks I liked this book! 4w
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3rd hotel in 4 days. A quiet moment to read while Hurricane Imelda rolls into Houston. #travellingreader

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When your book matches the hotel furniture! Really enjoying this book!

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So enjoying this fun, surprising story! Cuddled up in my hotel room, reading away! #travellingreader

raeintheworld I just read this and loved it! I‘ve got the second and third on my hold list at the library. 1mo
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Singularly different! Loved the punk rock vibe and the variety of characters, I can see why so many people rave about this book—it has something for everyone. Listened to this on audio and I may have enjoyed it more in book form. It had many different storylines and only listening in the car on my commute meant that I went long periods between listening and that made it tricky to follow.

LeeRHarry I read this ages ago but remember loving it, glad you liked it 😊 1mo
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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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When I‘m in Houston for work, my first stop is always Murder by the Book! My finds today 😍 #murderbythebook #indiebookstores #supportindiebooks

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Movie time!

Soubhiville Oh cool! Let me know how you liked it! 1mo
Amoon I‘ve heard such bad reviews of the film, but I really like Finn Wolfert and Ansel Elgort - who play Boris Curious - is it really bad? 6d
Julsmarshall @amoon and @soubhiville I liked it and my husband did too even though he didn‘t read the book or know the story. A lot is left out because of course it was with a book of this length. I thought it was beautiful and atmospheric and, maybe because I loved the story so much, I enjoyed it. Not the best adaptation for sure but gorgeous and, for me, a well spent 2 hours. (edited) 4d
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Good Me, Bad Me | Ali Land
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Solid debut thriller! Female serial killer, daughter turns her in, goes to foster care, has issues of her own . . . of course I need to read this! At one point Milly says “nature vs nurture, I‘m screwed either way.“ This was hard to put down, was heavy into to the psychological bits, really good!

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Good Me, Bad Me | Ali Land
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Homemade french bread pizza and a new thriller. Great way to end a Monday! #dinnerandabook

MrBook Niiiice! 😋 1mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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OMG! This book was fantastic! Sweet, smart, charming, poignant. I kind of want to start all over and read it again. All you need to know: Son of the President meets the Prince of England and dislikes him intensely until . . . he doesn‘t. May be my favorite romance of the year! #romantsy

Lovesbooks87 I loved his book too! 1mo
MeganAnn I loved this one as well! 😍 1mo
CarolynM When I finished this one I did go back to the beginning and read it again! I don't do that very often. 1mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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Book ✅
Cold beverage ✅
Sunny afternoon ✅
College sports later ✅
Perfect Saturday ✅

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Strong debut, I look forward to reading more from this author. Maid is an honest and unflinching look at how many Americans struggle to make ends meet and live with dignity. I think the world would be better if we all had a clearer understanding of families like Land‘s and their reality. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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A good, quick read. Nothing earth-shattering but good common sense about focus a productivity; a quick and accessible reminder for all of us both at work and at home.

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Library visit and these new friends followed me home 😄

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New audiobook!

merelybookish Loved this book! 1mo
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I earned this margarita today 😄 I hope everyone is having a great day!

BookBabe 🍹😋 1mo
Ireadkidlit Had a thoroughly crummy day, but maybe watching my niece play will make it better. Cheers Sis! ❤️ 1mo
Julsmarshall I hope it does @Ireadkidlit ! 1mo
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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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50 cent book haul from the library 😄

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Oof, this one got me right in the feels. This isn‘t an easy, happy read; it is tough and heartbreaking but oh so good. I loved visiting Mure again and spending time with these characters, warts and all. Even through my tears, this is one of my favorites of Colgan‘s. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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Oh my goodness, this was a great book! Carefully crafted, expertly paced, wonderfully written with complicated characters. This is a heck of a good thriller! I can‘t wait to read more from Jane Harper! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Dry | Jane Harper
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1. Loving The Dry!
2. Work, reading, watching my girl play volleyball 😄
3. Rocky Road
4. Used to play the french horn, not sure if I still can . . .
5. done!
#friyayintro @howjessreads

MallenNC The Dry is so good! 1mo
MyNamesParadise The Dry is phenomenal!!! 1mo
Julsmarshall @MallenNC and @MyNamesParadise It sure was!!‘ 1mo
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My 50% off haul from Barnes and Noble! I was very restrained 😄 #bookhaul

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So good! The Gamache mysteries just get better and better! I think this may be my favorite yet! #mystery

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Silver Girl | Elin Hilderbrand
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Interesting fictionalized account of the Bernie Madoff story from the wife‘s POV. Good, bit a little slower for me than her other books but that may have been because I was listening to it on audio. Always nice to be back on Nantucket for the summer, even if only via book!