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KB253

Joined May 2017

it's a good time to read🐔
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It Happens Every Spring | Gary D. Chapman, Catherine Palmer
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#verylatepost😲
I finished this back in April but just never got around to the review.
It took me a couple weeks to finish it but that's no indicator of interest. I enjoyed reading about the different seasons of marriage. Chapman & Palmer make the characters real, with feet of clay, just like us. I recommend anyone married pick it up. I guarantee that you'll learn something.
PS, it's a series so I'm looking for the other 3🤔

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Billy Fidget's Family Fortunes: The Continuing Adventures of Billy Fidget | Nick Battle And Eric Delve, Nick Battle, Eric Delve
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I didnt like it. 15 pages was all I could take; vexed me😤

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If you need a quick steamy romance to read, this is it. I read it on a flight from Washington to California and it held my attention the whole way. There's enough sexual tension, international travel, family drama, bribes and more. I like Harlequin Desire better than their regular romance.

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The Little Old Lady Who Struck Lucky Again! | Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
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#latepost
It was a good read while waiting for summer to start in the #pnw. I basically knew what to expect but the #leagueofpensioners still surprised me. Locations and relationships change but they eventually rolled with it.
It will still make you land considered hiw we treat seniors today; then hopefully how they'll treat us in the future.

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This was a good read with my grandson. He's 2 so there was a lot of starting and stopping. I would like to get it in hardback as he's a little rough on books.
It's a series of stories about Sierra and her family moving to a new neighborhood. It touches on family, safety, friendship, interracial marriage, peer pressure and faith! Pretty good for 30 pages.👍🏽 The illustrations are good too.

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Breakfast in Bed | Rochelle Alers
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It's steamy👄👄
I love the intertwining of music, food friendship and adventure.
I love Tonya's confidence in her skills, her decisions and her body!
This is a series but is ok as a standalone. Now I want to find out what happens with the other characters.

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Remembrance | Mary Monroe
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1st read of 2019.
I liked the journey of Beatrice; it wasn't a fairy tale Christmas. Beatrice and her family are relatable characters. From her mom's intrusive but caring questions, to her husband's insecurities, to her adult children who think her ways are wacky. Her bestie, her coworkers at the soup kitchen and Charles help her discover a new perspective and voice.

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Giant Days #1 | John Allison
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OMG, I'm not sure if I'd want these 3 in my circle while at university. They discover themselves and it is comical?I know I wasn't that weird at 18.
They get the flu, placed on the "fresh meat" list, question their sexual preference, party like White Chicks but not with the same budget, get a pet and publish a misandrist blog. All in the first semester!

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Silent Night | Robert B. Parker, Helen Brann
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Just your usual private eye helping a "lost boy" during Christmas. Except, all is not as simple as it seems. Spenser & Hawk help Slide. Slide works for Jackie at Street Business. Jackie's brother is funding Street Business with his "import" business. Other players are:a recovering alcoholic tennis player & a philanthropic therapist trying to support her man. For a short novel there is plenty of drama & mystery, almost like a Lifetime movie.

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I didn't like it.....too much something, IDK what, that didn't sit right in my #shanana🤨

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The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules | Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg
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OMG, this was so good! Look out world, senior citizens are a force to be reckoned with😀
Martha and her singing cronies, the Vocal Chord AKA The League of Pensioners are fed up with Nurse Barbara and her miserly ways. They have some really good ideas on making life better for themselves and other retirees. They inspire the others of Diamond House to live better. I like them and look forward to reading more about their adventures.

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My, My, My, My, My | Tara Hardy
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I didn't like it😖
I wanted to as it fills a block for my #spl #bookbingo

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I Love You Just Because | Catrice Dennis
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This is a cute little read. I like it!
It says a lot about a mothers love because these feelings and sentiments cross generations, ethnicities and borders. As a granny I'm waiting to read it to my grandson for years to come.
I met the author, the illustrator and their hype-man at Tacoma's annual #EthnicFest and it was a delight to see a family business such as this.

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This was the kid everybody talked about in school. Not for being mischievous or anything like that but, for having something going on every day. Shoot, she is the most interesting kid in the world😃 and I like her.

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This was a good story. I enjoyed revisiting Plainville, IN and the people there; felt like they were my distant cousins. They are every day people and special people too. Glad to get more story on BarbaraJean, Richmond and on James. I enjoyed their journey and antics around town and to Chicago.
If you get a chance, go visit them too.

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"Between the 2 of us, we're going to kick happiness's ass"
Now that's what I call making a commitment!

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I liked this YA novel.
I enjoyed reading about her average normal life and then BOOM! She's off to save Marai; by way of Paris, Dakar & Timbuktu. I loved how the adventure didn't just come easy to her. Between the frustration with her parents, anxiety about starting at a new high school without her friends, a crush & people trying to kill her, she did take time to reflect on what was truly important. Her adventures might entice you to travel.

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Belinda the Unbeatable | Lee Nordling
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This book has no words but speaks volumes about friendship, teamwork and just good old fashioned imagination. Belinda, Barbara and their classmates are playing musical chairs but it's not the ordinary kind of game you might think. The music is alive, the gym floor is a wonderland. There's drama, mystery and a couple tears with this game. Who will win?

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The Night Before Christmas | Jill Shalvis, Lori Foster, Erin McCarthy, Kathy Love, Katherine Garbera, Kylie Adams
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I confess. I like to read Christmas themed books all year. This one had 6 quick stories to enjoy on my commute.
I just loved Seducing Scrooge by Katherine Garbera..☺
And the steamy sexual tension between Parker & Lily was oh-so believable in White Knight Christmas. Check it out, it will warm you up😘

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Mehso-so

This was required reading for a class. It was $13 I could have spent on lunch.
It might be good for some but it didn't sit right in my #shanana.

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I just couldn't get into it. It sounds comical---a guy walks to see an old friend, an old guy, on a whim no less. Might make a better movie with Ted Danson and Joy Behar.

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Lots of questions and inspiring quotes to help you find your way. I think it is still pertinent today as many of us think "what can I give?" in the wake of school shootings, police brutality, blatant racism, corruption, war, government idiocracy and just hate so widely displayed.
Take time to inspire somebody, even if it's you!

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The Traveler | Daren Simkin
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I think this book has 20 pages yet, it is profound. Charlie is looking for perfection, trying to save time (aren't we all 😏). He finds what's truly important in the end. I got it for friends that were retiring and young adults graduating and found that it's a good read for everyone.

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OMG, in my quest to be better, this was a suggested read from the Leadership community. It has some funny parts, it's been revised for contemporary medical concerns but it is boring.
SPOILER: you get the answer early in the reading.🤨

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March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Four little children murdered in the house of the Lord.
The first 20 pages are hard to read😢

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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I enjoyed this history lesson but it hurt my heart😢
To know all that was endured so that I can vote, be equal and be treated fairly....I applaud Mr. Lewis for bringing his history to us.
The book is an easy read. It was hard not to read in one sitting....it really pulls you in to what was happening. Looking forward book 3 and to see this on the screen soon.

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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"One man, one vote" is the African cry. It is OURS too---it MUST be OURS!
Still true today.

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March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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I loved it!
This part is about John Lewis upbringing. From his congregation of chickens to the non-violent lunch counter sit-ins with the Nashville Student Movement.
It was a fast read too. I'm anxiously anticipating Book Two😀

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Ann Tenna: A novel | Marisa Acocella Marchetto
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This was a good read to distract me from all the talking on the commuter train. I thought it a little dark at times but it did have a comedic element. I like the author and will continue to read her work.

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A glimpse at God's grace, mercy and compassion; a glimpse at mankind's natural heart and it was a worthy read. Reading this will bring tears, anger, laughter and revelation to your own heart.
Don's story touched my heart and gave me some hope. His recovery journey was amazing and I found myself praying for him.....IKR. I even took time to earmark a few places to remind me of God's goodness in my own life.

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The Great Christmas Bowl | Susan May Warren
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Loved it!😄 just right for my commute. The main character, Marianne, is just like most of us that are trying to be perfect, wise, funny and sexy----all on the same day. Her adventures revealed the true meaning of hospitality and caring one for another.
I'm looking forward to catching a few more of her stories.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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A book for all ages. It's going to be classic that's shared for many generations. Not sure if the movie could be better than the book but I might view it.
I like the Pullman family because they weren't perfect. They made me laugh, cry and I even got mad at a few parent characters.
Wonder should be required reading for tweeners, their parents and their teachers.

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Family Affair | Debbie Macomber
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It was a delightful little read for a couple days of my commute. I enjoy her stories because they remind me of my own family members.
Lacey's journey out of grief and mourning made me cry a little. Sarah's awakening tested my patience. Jack's tenderness made me smile.
If you want a quick- fix to a happy ending, this is for you.

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Meh😞

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I truly enjoyed reading about Denver and Ron. What a wonderful relationship between the men, children, friends, Miss Debie and God. I could relate to Ron, Debbie and Denver too on many things they saw and experienced. Glad the story has been told.
My perception of the homeless community has changed. This should be required reading for those seeking higher education in any field.

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God on the rocks. Sort of an autobiography of a sometime Christian musician. The format is different as there's no real time line but by chapter 14 you get used to it.
Now his message was plain but thought provoking. There were times I cried with him, times I cried for him, times I laughed out loud because he is truly funny in some chapters. I don't agree with all his views but they are sincere & will touch you.

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The Grandparents Handbook | Elizabeth LaBan
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Ok this new level in the hood (parenthood) has taken me on a new course and I needed guidance. I liked it because the sections make it easy & fast to find what you need. It's good advice and didnt make me feel bad because I forgot a few tricks (aka hacks) of the hood.

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Since it feels like winter in the #pnw today, let me indulge in a little #romance

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1984 | George Orwell
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Yasss! Got a copy to read before the meetup😊

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This was a cute little tale to stimulate your team to do better at making "widgets"....whatever your widgets are.

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Flygirl | Sherri L. Smith
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I was all in, right up to page 266 and then I was disappointed. IDK, it seemed to fizzle out at the end. Not because WWII was ending and there wouldn't be any place for the WASP but IdaMae reconcile anything; not her passing, not her affinity for Walt, not her relationship with Jolene and her family.....nothing. After a good cry & nap, she's like, "ok I'm going to do my duty and fly".
The ending just didn't work for me.?

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😊it was truly a good visit to Plainview, Indiana to see the lives of the Supremes unfold. It was honest & funny; the characters reminded me if some of my own relatives. There's gossip, racism, mysticism & DV but you'll still want to be a part if the community.

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Cancer Vixen: A True Story | Marisa Acocella Marchetto
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#bookhaul #hpbhaul
Yass! Lots to choose from at my local #hpb and for 20% off😁
My foray into graphic novels where I can relate to the characters & in color led me to CancerVixen and it looks promising.
Looking forward to all of these for #summerreading #2017

KB253 Ok final review of #CancerVixen. It was really good. I felt connected to #MarisaAcocellaMarchetto because of the tragedy in her life. Her words and illustrations drew me into her life, treated me like a close friend, proved love conquers all and made me cry, think and laugh until my stomach hurt😂😃😄 2y
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I loved it! This one will initiate conversation with different generations of women and even women veterans. As we approach Memorial Day, here's a lesson on paying honor to those that have sacrificed for our freedom.
So Sookie might seem like an airhead but you'll understand when introduced to her mother. Lots of family drama but on the nicer side. Like Fritzi flying off on a date to Milwaukee in 1938 to David coming out. It's a goodsummer read.

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Jerk, California | Jonathan Friesen
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Found this while roaming #HPB, of course. A good read! Sam/Jack opened my eyes to a population of the #differentlyabled that's been the butt of jokes for far too long. A good story, not the #lifetime type, of love, hurting and how some of us cope.
Where's the sequel & when will it be a movie?

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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I thought it was a good 1st novel. I must admit, it got me to thinking about how I would be reacted as Nadia, Aubrey or as one of the mothers.

Jamesmelvinmitchell Welcome my new Litsy friend. 😀 2y
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉👍📚😀 2y
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