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Karizma

Karizma

Joined February 2018

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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! 3d
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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 ❤️🤓🌝🌟 1w
LauraJ 🙌🏼 1w
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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.

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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But these lines did exist. And not only in our heads.

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Whisper Network: A Novel | Chandler Baker
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My dogs do not want me to read this morning! It's Wrestlemania on my lap.

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Whisper Network | Chandler Baker
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Amazon Prime shipping spree goodies on the way! My first Kindle... what tips and tricks can you share to help me get acclimated quickly?

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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This is my favorite book this year. ❤ 📖 ❤

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Midnight Dinners are a tradition at la maison Lefevre. They were originally concocted by Chandresh on a whim, brought about by a combination of chronic insomnia and keeping theatrical hours, along with an innate dislike of proper dinner-party etiquette.

... he began throwing elaborate, multicourse dinners, with the first course to be served at midnight.

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Mehso-so

I related with my current season and similar soil. Many poems were lessons I needed in this very moment and others missed me completely, without connection or heartbeat. I collect words and those I connected with will become part of me. Perhaps I'll rediscover others when the timing is right.

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Exsanguinate is my new favorite word.

Crazeedi Just had that word in my most recent book, a girl was shot in groun and they were trying to get her to hospital before this happened!!! 4mo
Karizma @crazeedi I've shared my new vocabulary with anyone that will listen! 4mo
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This book came to me with The Introverted Chick monthly subscription. Perfectly timed gift from the universe.

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I enjoy how Rowling gently reminds us of the previous events. New characters integrate and introduce the mystery. We better understand the growing wizarding world and I'm still waiting for Harry to become likeable and less annoying.

The twist of this book kept me guessing and I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out differently than I expected. The way he-who-shall-not-be- named threads through the story is holding my interest.

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One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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Mehso-so

Frequent narrator changes are annoying and I must have reread the first 50 pages 3 times just to figure out the main characters and why I should care. It was maddening how long it took interesting threads to pay out on clues.
The troubled youth reveal and why some make deadly decisions was timely, though this story doesn't shed any additional light on the problem and makes the motives sound even more selfish and sinister. #RebelliousReaders

Karizma The character arcs were mostly rewarding and the overall message of kindness was another plus. Very difficult to rate on a 3 point scale. Not a love or hate, decidedly a middle of the road experience. 5mo
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An easy read, with equally annoying and interesting story elements. I like the premise and will hope the story gets better as the world grows.

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In 1998, living on my own and feeling very grown up, H. Potter was everywhere. I remember all of the hype over casting and awaiting the next books in the series. Fast forward 20 years and I'm reading this now with my younger sister in a book club of 2. I wanted more description of characters, settings, and magic. I enjoyed the pace and was still surprised by the big reveal. Looking forward to the next one and discussing!

alayarachel Yayyy! Keep telling us how it is to experience this for the first time! 8mo
Karizma @alayarachel What struck me is how different Hogwarts is from most wizard stories I knew! To see Harry as a talented but inexperienced wizard grow into his powers is a really cool perspective. Most wizards and witches are portrayed as old and all knowing, and the vulnerability and strength the characters in this world show is really humanizing. I'm into it, but going to switch gears to start Cinder next. Thank you for the encouragement! 8mo
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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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This story has completely enchanted me. I can't wait for the next book!

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I want to make these burgers!

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The Cold Heart of Capricorn | Martha C. Lawrence
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Found this in an old stationary set, dated on the back March 8-14, 2012. That's kinda spooky, right?

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Eminent Women - I finally feel like I understand what shaped me as a girl and what drives me today.

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First meeting of a new group- Serial for Dinner. These are some of my raffle prizes. I'm more interested in the horror aspect, yet the true crime is fascinating. Adding these to my pile of books to read.

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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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I couldn't get into this one, even though I tried for book club. Admitting defeat and moving on to the next.

StellarDoc Yeah, that one was tough. 9mo
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Object Lessons | Anna Quindlen
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Secret Garden | Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Positivity, the universe, magic. It goes by many names. One of my favorite books, and is available free on archive.org.

alayarachel This is one of the books I imprinted on as a child and still re-read every few years. 💜 9mo
Karizma @alayarachel Imprinted is accurate for me as well. I was discussing books from my childhood and realized I couldn't remember many details. This refresher was much needed! 9mo
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I'm enjoying this more than I expected to, and there is no added clutter because I found an audible version on archive.org! We moved in July to a smaller home and we're still trying to make it all fit. It's time to purge larger scale to make way for the lifestyle and future we desire.

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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"I love you to the library and back!" ❤ Swoon! Get yours at theintrovertedchick.com

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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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Received this book as part of my Introverted Chick monthly subscription box. I love absolutely everything! The book is perfect for book lovers. They're all me to a tee. Theintrovertedchick.com

TheBookKeepers I‘ve seen some cute snippets of that book! 9mo
Karizma @TheBookKeepers it's adorable! 9mo
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The Class Photo | Jayden Coll-Seck
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Trekked through Chinatown to find Cafe Zoetrope with the short story vending machine.

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You | Caroline Kepnes
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You | Caroline Kepnes
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THIS is why women are swooning for Joe.

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You | Caroline Kepnes

What makes us become us? What fucked us up and why?
... I started to resent those candles and the little pathetic scented fires in each of them.

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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Holly Black was funny, insightful, and complimentary at her book signing today. I'm so excited! @dgingo @StellarDoc

CouronneDhiver Too stinkin cute! You two and your funky hair colours - love it! 💖💙💖💙 10mo
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You | Caroline Kepnes

"I'm not friends with any of my exes, too much passion. I can't just toss that passion aside and go to lunch."

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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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"In the winter she curls up around a good book and dreams away the cold." Ben Aaronvitch
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That ones cute! I tried a book tree once but it didn't work out. I feel like I could do this one though. ☃️🎄📚 12mo
Karizma @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yes! I borrowed this from Bookmans, a used book store in my hometown as inspiration to decorate at home. I'd love to see your version. 12mo
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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Signed and I got to meet Marissa Meyer!

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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Craft time!

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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Marissa Meyer book tour with cupcakes and lemonade at the Irving Library!

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Renegades | Marissa Meyer
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This month has been crazy, another unfinished. I like it though and I'm always a little more motivated after the discussion with the book club ladies. @StellarDoc @dgingo @KristinHeider #littensofdfw

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Little Monsters | Kara Thomas
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Lots of twists and turns, I really enjoyed this. Hoping to discuss with the ladies at book club now that I'm caught up!

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Einstein Notebook | Albert Einstein
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Moving is stressful! The big stuff is in place, it will be home when my kitchen, closets, and toiletries are transferred and boxes are unpacked. Still cleaning and repairing the new place and soothing a couple of nervous chihuahuas. Here's to finding the closest library in my new city as the first exploration!

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Galaxy cheesecake and amazing ladies!