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Junebug17

Joined July 2020

“When in doubt, go to the library.”
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Is This Anything? by Jerry Seinfeld
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Long Bright River | Liz Moore
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Here are my favorite books from #2020. Did any of these make your list? Here‘s to more reading in the New Year! 🎉

SilversReviews I have read THE BOOK OF LOST NAMES and THE EXILES...they were very good. 13mo
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𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑀𝑖𝑑𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝐿𝑖𝑏𝑟𝑎𝑟𝑦 and 𝑇𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐾𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑑𝑜𝑚 were my favorites this month and two of the best books I‘ve read this year! #monthlywrapup #november2020

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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“This is not a traditional memoir.

This is an approach book.

This is a playbook.

It‘s a love letter.

To life.”

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This Time Next Year | Sophie Cousens
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Always a good day when the blue box arrives!

#botm #bookmail #november2020

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“𝙰𝚝 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎𝚜, 𝚖𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚏𝚎 𝚗𝚘𝚠 𝚏𝚎𝚎𝚕𝚜 𝚜𝚘 𝚊𝚝 𝚘𝚍𝚍𝚜 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚒𝚐𝚒𝚘𝚞𝚜 𝚝𝚎𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚖𝚢 𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚑𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝙸 𝚠𝚘𝚗𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚒𝚛𝚕 𝙸 𝚘𝚗𝚌𝚎 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚠𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚔 𝚘𝚏 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚠𝚘𝚖𝚊𝚗 𝙸‘𝚟𝚎 𝚋𝚎𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚎--“

𝙿𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝟽𝟻

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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Found some books at my local #freelittlelibrary!

Any thoughts on these?

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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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“𝚆𝚎 𝚜𝚙𝚎𝚗𝚍 𝚜𝚘 𝚖𝚞𝚌𝚑 𝚝𝚒𝚖𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚜𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚞𝚛 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚎 𝚍𝚒𝚏𝚏𝚎𝚛𝚎𝚗𝚝, 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚙𝚎𝚘𝚙𝚕𝚎 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚘𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛 𝚟𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚒𝚘𝚗𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚜𝚎𝚕𝚟𝚎𝚜, 𝚠𝚑𝚎𝚗 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚖𝚘𝚜𝚝 𝚕𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚗𝚝𝚊𝚒𝚗 𝚍𝚎𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚐𝚘𝚘𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚍𝚎𝚐𝚛𝚎𝚎𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚋𝚊𝚍.“

I drank this book up like an antidote to the year 2020.

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The Honey-Don't List | Christina Lauren
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@BennettBookworm THANK YOU for the #bookmail today and the adorable bookmark! ❤️

BennettBookworm YAY I am so glad it arrived safely!!! 😆 1y
Junebug17 Me too... I saw that it traveled quite a distance! 1y
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Midnight Library | Matt Haig
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BayouGirl85 I really enjoyed the Midnight Library. What are your thoughts? 1y
suvata I haven‘t read it yet but it‘s definitely on my TBR. I haven‘t been disappointed by anything by Matt Haig. 1y
Junebug17 @BayouGirl85 I‘m really liking it! I borrowed it from the library, but I‘m thinking that I will want to have my own copy. I could see myself going back to read certain parts of it. 1y
BayouGirl85 @Junebug17 totally agree. 1y
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The Exiles: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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Most of October was taken up by an 800+ page space odyssey, but I managed to get at least one spooky read in. My favorite this month was The Exiles!

#monthlywrapup #october2020

BayouGirl85 I am listening to Paolini's books right now. I am really enjoying it. 1y
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Twice in a Blue Moon | Christina Lauren
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The Exiles: A Novel | Christina Baker Kline
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“Today, about 20 percent of Australians— a total of nearly five million people— are descended from transported British convicts.”

Well-researched historical content blended seamlessly with fiction, creating an engaging and powerful story that led me to look up more information about real events.

To read a great story while learning some history in the process is why historical fiction is my favorite genre!

SilversReviews FAB photo......FAB book!! 1y
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🎃 October picks finally arrived! #botm #bookmail

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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I thought I had this one figured out, but I most certainly did not! Perfect book for spooky season 👻

Eggs Great photo 1y
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I can feel my TBR pile judging me from my bookshelf every time I come home with a new stack of library holds 😅

TheSpineView I get glare from my stack all the time!😆 1y
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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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Loved this. Years of research and world-building went into this book and it shows. AND a few days ago Paolini announced that it will be adapted for film 👏👏👏

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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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When you reach the part in a book where the author references the title...

“Unknown, content to face my end and pass
Beyond this mortal realm, content to hold
And wait and here to sleep—
To sleep in a sea of stars.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

(Illuminated by book light thanks to Hurricane Delta)

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Thanks for the tag @Hazel2019 🙂

1. In the pantry. My three-year-old was looking for a “reading snack” 😂

2. Reb... he‘s no longer with us, but forever my buddy ❤️

#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

TheSpineView Such a sweet face. I just wished they lived longer. Thanks for playing! 1y
Hazel2019 He was such a cutie 😊 thanks for sharing! 1y
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This Tender Land: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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Thank you for the tag @Buechersuechtling ❤️

Tagged- Please read this book if you haven‘t yet!

1. No trick-or-treating for us this year. We are having a Halloween party instead for the kiddos. 🎃

2. I am SO grateful for electricity and line workers. We lost power for 16 days because of Hurricane Laura! ⛈

#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

Cosmos_Moon Thanks for joining in! It is amazing to know how much you are thankful for electricity, when you have to go without. I‘ve been out 7 days from a hurricane but never that long! Glad you‘re back! One of my bff‘s husband is a line worker in s. Louisiana. 1y
Junebug17 @Cosmos_Moon Thank your friend for me next time you see them... I think that line workers are under-appreciated! I am holding my breath as Hurricane Delta makes its way towards us. 😰 1y
Cosmos_Moon I know! That‘s the last thing Louisiana needs... especially Lake Charles area. I‘m in New Orleans. My good friend and her husband are in Crowley. He has to travel all over during active hurricane seasons. 🤞for freakin‘ Delta! 1y
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To Sleep in a Sea of Stars | Christopher Paolini
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Still working my way through this one but I‘m enjoying the journey ✨

Moonprismpower I‘m only on page 91. I like it so far. But 800 pages???? 😐😧 1y
Junebug17 @Moonprismpower It‘s a chunk of a book! I‘ve made it halfway, but I had to renew my loan once already 😬 1y
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Winter Counts: A Novel | David Heska Wanbli Weiden
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“THERE IS NO WORD for goodbye in Lakota. That‘s what my mother used to tell me... the Lakota people didn‘t use a term for farewell because of the idea that we are forever connected. To say goodbye would mean the circle was broken.”
-Pg. 246

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Midnight Sun | Stephenie Meyer
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My favorites this month were Pull of the Stars, Space Between Worlds, and Book of Lost Names. Read Midnight Sun for nostalgia‘s sake and a collection of Mary Oliver‘s poetry to keep up with my goal of reading at least one non-fiction book a month. #August2020 #monthlywrapup

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“It was midnight in Kansas, and the bigots were awake.”

#firstlinefridays
@ShyBookOwl

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“Maybe I‘m not the only one who feels the tugs of my other lives. Maybe they hover over us, steering us, constantly.”

I love a good journey through the multiverse!

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Atomic Love | Jennie Fields
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It‘s #bookmail day! #botm

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A quiet but powerful story that drew me in and broke my heart. I found myself deeply invested in the stories of these women, and the detailed writing made me feel as if I was in the room with them. There are some interesting parallels between the 1918 influenza pandemic and our lives currently. It‘s also a reminder that those who care for the sick are truly invaluable.
This book won‘t be for everyone- at times it‘s heavy in medical (CONT. ⬇️)

Junebug17 (CONT.) terminology, and the lack of quotations and long chapters will be off-putting for some. It‘s also worth mentioning that the content could be difficult for those who are pregnant or have dealt with infant loss or miscarriage.

Pick it up if you‘re in the mood for a character-driven slow burn packed with history. This one will stay with me for a long time.
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rather_be_reading im still wobbling on reading this one 1y
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I love Mary Oliver‘s poems about dogs. “The Storm” in particular reminds me of my sweet dog Reb. We him lost to cancer in January. He never missed an opportunity to play in the snow.
“Now through the white orchard my little dog romps, breaking in the new snow with wild feet.”

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The Book of Lost Names | Kristin Harmel
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“I was just thinking how much I love being surrounded by books.” -Pg. 61 📚❤️

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MY DARK VANESSA. | KATE ELIZABETH. RUSSELL
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🌼 Seven books for the seventh month of the year! 🌼

“My Dark Vanessa” was a tough and emotional read for me, so I followed it up with some feel-good stories.
#july2020 #monthlywrapup

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What You Wish For | Katherine Center
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A book about the importance of “choosing joy” even when life gets hard. The story was reminiscent of a Hallmark movie, but I liked it that way. This was the warm hearted pick-me-up that I needed this week. ❤️ 🐋

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It‘s that time of the month! Excited for these August reads. #BOTM

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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Almost finished but I‘m not ready to leave the small village of Chawton yet. Maybe a Downton Abbey marathon would help? ☕️

rather_be_reading welcome to litsy 📚☕📚 #litsywelcomewagon 1y
Junebug17 @rather_be_reading thank you! ❤️ I don‘t know what took me so long to join! 1y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳🤗 1y
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