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Karizma

Karizma

Joined February 2018

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The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
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The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
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Renegades by Marissa Meyer
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Emotional Intelligence 2.0: With Access Code by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves
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"That's the really radical part of the Ecoside law, offering up the tools to allow those who have made decisions which cause harm to face that harm in a healing space. Yes, accountability is essential - but it's no use locking people up, or perpetuating a culture of blame. It's about finding ways of healing, and so changing things - and people - in a more meaningful and enduring way." Polly Higgins

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"Alan found himself cuffed to a side car of a motorcycle being driven by Pit Bull, one of the gnarly dudes. They were being escorted by a handful of other gnarly dudes on gnarly vehicles down a gnarly, rutted road."

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The beginning of the book was frustrating. Non-linear hops seemed too obvious as a hook. The story is designed to be fanatical and the true crime lover within was not impressed with the supernatural leaps. By the last few chapters, as a more plausible ending came into view, was where it became truly frightening. Looking forward to reading more from Sager.

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"With the future of travel, I'm not waiting for the other shoe to drop as much as I'm waiting for entire hubs to drop."
This guy gets it. ?

Thank you Mr. Campbell for getting me back to reading.

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I have had a very short attention span and have really struggled to read during the pandemic. This gave me actual laughs and cheered me up this evening. For another Goodwill find, I'm extremely pleased! The pull out poster was also still included. Score!

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I enjoyed the puns AND found it had some great variations to the classic recipes.

A Waco Goodwill find I was able to remove from my Amazon wishlist.

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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Looking forward to June's treasures! #botm

Lovesbooks87 This was my box as well! 2y
Karizma @Lovesbooks87 yay! Looking forward to chatting about these. 2y
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Patton Oswald

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David Lynch and his gigantic billboard.

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Brene Brown has excellent advice.

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Be well and stay safe.

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Scifi fun with a heroine I can relate with!

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Untitled | Anonymous
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I won an advanced copy of Private Lessons from the Y'all Stay Home conference. @StellarDoc had told me about it, but I was slow to act. Now that I have a Net Galley account, I have a wealth of new books! I can't wait to read these.
#netgalley

StellarDoc Excellent! Net Galley is awesome! 2y
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Untitled | Anonymous
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https://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/about/literary-clinic
Thank you to @squirrelbrain for the suggestion!

Are you suffering from ennui, bile, choler, melancholy, or an excess of daytime TV?
Never fear – Dr Sandie Byrne is here to help. Tell her your ills!
Prescriptions will be in the form of freely available online resources: books, poems, spoken voice, plays and more.
Simply fill out the form, describing the symptoms that need treating.

Karizma Scenery: Thomas Hardy. Tess Durbeyfield takes us across the Wessex landscape in Tess of the Durberfields. A small, more confined community lives in harmony with the landscape in The Woodlanders, someone has to stay a bit too close to the landscape in 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'. All available for free legal download: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/23 2y
Karizma For parties, I would suggest Jay Gatsby's Saturday parties in F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

The mad-hatter's tea-party in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

The Devil's Springtime ball in Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita

Bilbo Baggins' Eleventy-first birthday party in The Fellowship of the Ring.

These are in copyright, so not available for free legal download.
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StellarDoc @Karizma I would add the literary masquerade ball from The Starless Sea. I want to go there! 2y
Karizma @StellarDoc I agree! It sounded magical. And now I want to find hotels with cats in residence. 2y
StellarDoc @Karizma Yes! So I can pet them all! 2y
dgingo Cool! Thanks for the tag, Kari! @StellarDoc — did you do this yet? 2y
Karizma @dgingo I know your TBR pile is full, but I couldn't resist! Loved the idea and my recommendations. 2y
StellarDoc @dgingo I meant to, but got distracted by classes. I'm going to do it now! 2y
dgingo @Karizma There‘s always room for more books! 📚📖 2y
dgingo @StellarDoc I haven‘t either! LMK what you get! 2y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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All you need to know has been given to you.

All this comfort shouldn't feel so uncomfortable.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"A book is an interpretation," she says. "You want a place to be like it was in the book but it's not a place in a book it's just words. The place in your imagination is where you want to go and that place is imaginary. This is real."

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I really enjoyed this. The perspectives switch between characters, and all of the females are smart, honest, and cunning. What a lovely fairytale experience. I can't wait to read more by Naomi Novik.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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These pair well together, with tea, Girl Scout cookies, and puppies too.

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Amy Hempel

Husband is currently reading this and stopped to share this page. He keeps trying to suppress his laughter, so this is going on my tbr list. #readinginbed

Linsy True story! 3y
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Bought a used book online. A monster has written all over it, there is visible water damage along the bottom, and it smells awful. Disappointed is an understatement however Amazon is providing a full refund!

Prairiegirl_reading I would be IRRATE! Good thing you are getting a refund. 3y
WJCintron 😮 3y
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... her darkness was her comfort zone.
She considered those words compliments.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Erin complimented my hair while I explained buying a hardcover of the Night Circus at the museum.

rather_be_reading 😯😯 3y
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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"Bees insisted on being in the book." With @StellarDoc
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Bklover I cannot imagine that woman‘s mind. Incredible. 3y
Karizma @Bklover she was sweet and that's *exactly* how she was introduced! 3y
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Jan 11: when winter settles in, animals hibernate, away from the cold. The night's are longer and a chill sets in. Cover yourself with blankets and burrow in, like a rabbit in its hole. You are warm and protected from the cold. Send out gratitude to your bed, your home, and you'r safety. Underneath the covers, feel yourself drifting into a state of contented slumber.

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Jan 10: sunset paints the sky with soft colors, becoming darker and darker until the stars showcase their brightness. In the absence of light, it is apparent how vast the universe is. Stars shoot across the heavens, leaving stardust behind them, continuing to shine up until the moment they leave they leave the sky. We can emulate stars and decide to give off brilliance throughout life.

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Jan 9: In the void, dreams can take place. In the silence, ideas take shape. Quiet you'r mind by breathing in the silence and breathing out ther noise. Listen to your breath as it goes in and out. Allow ther breath to cover you in peace and quiet.

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Received this book with my January Introverted Chick subscription box. Lots of cute boredom busters you can do when staying in. Many I've tried, and a few new suggestions I'm looking forward to enjoying at home soon. Would make a fun gift for ther introvert in your life.

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Jan 8: Allow your dreams to take place; trust the universe with them. As you fall asleep, set an intention, release it to ther universe, and be patient. Forces beyond your control are taking care of you and working to help you manifest your desires. Surrender and let go. Breathe in peace; breathe out control.

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Jan 7: Sleep is a time for dreams to propagate. The seed of a dream is the beginning of creation. When or mind rests, our subconscious has room to create, manifest, and deliver. Let go of the outcome and allow yourself to rest.

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Jan 6: The ocean is calm beneath the waves and life moves forward in natural rhythm. To access it, close your eyes and see a deep blue light covering you from your head all the way down to your toes. Release any tension and breathe into the release. The goal is complete relaxation and access to your inner calm.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"The stars conspired and separated the two. For a while they breathed easier in the heavens. Time continued to flow as it always had, or perhaps imperceptibly slower. Fate wove together the paths that were meant to intertwine, though perhaps a string was missed here or there. But eventually, Fate and Time found each other again."

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Working on shadow integration and finding balance. I'm much more comfortable in the shadow than the light and have been resistant in ther past. This is a timely and impactful reminder of the work I still need to accomplish.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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"Once, very long ago, Time fell in love with Fate. This, as you might imagine, proved problematic. Their romance disrupted the flow of time. It tangled the strings of fortune into knots. The stars watched from the heavens nervously, worrying what might occur. What might happen to the days and nights were Time to suffer a broken heart? What catastrophes might result if the same fate awaited Fate itself?"

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January 4th: "Regardless of what you're going through, look for the light. When the light seems to dim, find ways to fuel it. Think positive thoughts and offer gratitude. Allow the air and space to breathe so that the light can grow. Remember that the stars still shine on ther darkest nights. Whatever you're growing through, you can still choose to shine."

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January 3rd: "Be like the ocean, fluid and forgiving. Wash away whatever is holding you back. Forgive others and let go of the pain. Release all bitterness. Breathe in forgiveness; breathe out bitterness."

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Pickpick

Picked up on a whim and smitten! I'll share especially poignant passages and my thoughts as I work through this year.

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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I can't wait to feast on this book. Happy Thanksgiving Littens!

LauraJ Happy Thanksgiving!🦃 3y
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The Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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A fast and satisfying read, however I mourn the unfinished plots.

Slajaunie 💚💚💚💚 book maps 3y
Karizma @Slajaunie maps and world building are some of my favorite fantasy elements. 3y
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Shockaholic | Carrie Fisher
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I miss her so much! This was a perfect vacation read, and another blank cover from Skyview 8.

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One day at the office, books mysteriously arrived on our shelves without covers. I recognized a title of a book I own and realized my personal library had just expanded! Picked this one up today to read on break and I'm hooked. My TBR list continues to grow...

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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LauraJ Hell yeah! 3y
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Fixed and growth mindsets fascinate me. I'm working hard to reframe negative and fixed thoughts. In what areas do you recognize limiting beliefs?

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Bedhead | Margie Palatini
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SassyBookworm Every night ❤️🤓🌝🌟 3y
LauraJ 🙌🏼 3y
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"Vocation" Is Not "Vacation" Misspelled

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These pop culture references are becoming clearer!

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Mehso-so

I got so much more out of the book than I did from the online test. However, I wish I had only read halfway. The last 1/4 seemed to veer into making the best of an abusive relationship and that did not sit well. My love language remains the same, and I now better understand the other 4, so glad I read it overall. Don't think I'll look any further though.

There are supplemental materials online that are helpful too.

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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This has a strong start. I liked how the story was told from multiple points of view, it's from a local author, and set in a nearby location. However, I could not relate to any of the characters. Read the author's note, it adds weight. This book was so far from reality that it dashed the hopes I had in the first half. It was a fast read, and I may have liked it more if the introvert character had been handled better. Let's discuss mbti!

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Welcome to @Nancitalita @LitsyWelcomeWagon
Nancy, make your first post so we can welcome you!

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker

I was enjoying this book until the following passage:

"Sloane's position required her to be good with people, while Ardie wanted to avoid them at all costs. Ardie wondered if there was something wrong with her. Some actual diagnosis. A personality disorder. Something more concrete than just: natural introvert."

I'm only continuing because I'm at the halfway point. I'm having serious doubts about this author understanding her characters.