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Kimberlone

Kimberlone

Joined May 2016

hp⚡️ twain⚓️ shakespeare🕯beatles💎 alaska🏔 | GR: www.goodreads.com/kimberlone
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Still 64 degrees and sunny when I hit home from work, so taking advantage to read a bit tonight before it gets too chilly!

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This chapter 😭

Heideschrampf Better just skipp it? 1d
tjwill My favorite. In the whole series. And contains my single favorite line in the series. 24h
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Two interesting facts!

Fridameetslucy I can tell you from experience that in the poorest schools in the s Bronx that I‘ve worked in boxes and boxes of books are the first thing to get thrown away 2d
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This is a great look

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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 3d
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Digging into this tonight! Having a chill night since I have to work tomorrow :/

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Went thrifting with a friend today and while she was looking at clothes I was looking at books. Picked up this like new copy for $1.99.

hermyknee Oh I loved this book! 3d
Skyrimir This book is so good! 3d
Kimberlone @hermyknee @Skyrimir yay! I‘m excited 3d
Weaponxgirl I really liked this one too 3d
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Deadly Class Book One | Rick Remender
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Nighttime reading with Top Chef on in the background

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I don‘t read a ton of graphic novels, but I do enjoy them. In fact, Watchmen is in my top ten books of all time. I mostly read graphic novels by checking them out on #Libby or #Hoopla, though I have a few print copies (including Saga Vol. 1) that are on my physical #TBR shelf. The above spread shows all of my current TBR on Hoopla. I loved the Netflix adaptation of the tagged book.

#TuesdayTBR #MayMadness @RadicalReader @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Got a lot of good ones there! 1w
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This list has some really great recommendations! Including the tagged book which I really want to read now!

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/1552

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Learning new stuff!

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lover.of.the.classics I have actually wanted to read this for awhile! Is it good so far? 1w
Kimberlone It‘s a little slow going in the beginning but starting to get to the more exciting stuff now! 1w
teainthelibrary Jealous of the book AND the food!! 1w
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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Yay! Love my new tote 😍

Was genuinely surprised to see my #BOTM box in front of my door when I came home from work tonight. When I checked the tracking today it still said “departed Las Vegas.”

LiteraryinLititz That‘s a great tote! 2w
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Mehso-so

The Belletrist book club on Instagram put this book on my radar. I REALLY wanted to love this, but came out feeling kind of meh overall about this collection of essays. There were things that I liked, but many of the essays fell flat or rehashed things I‘ve read/watched elsewhere plenty. Ironically, the part that I related to most was not connected to the book‘s theme at all - Bolin‘s discussion of the intensity of female friendships.

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Has anyone heard of this book?! My bf and I were having a conversation and this book came up in the course of things. He made me look it up immediately. The blurb is hilarious!

LibrarianRyan The entire book is hilarious. Love this book. 2w
Kimberlone @LibrarianRyan I am morbidly curious. I‘m sure it will be funny since the Far Side guy wrote it! 2w
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Started book 6 on audio this morning. Really looking forward to my listen of this book, as it might be my favorite of the whole series. The first couple chapters are SO GOOD!

tjwill My favorite! 2w
marleed Jim Dale!! 2w
Kimberlone @tjwill yes! I think it‘s probably the beSt book of the series beginning to end 2w
Kimberlone @marleed he‘s such a great narrator! He also does The Night Circus, and the narration is really good on that one. Although I am not a fan of how he says Voldemort and the weird French accent for Bellatrix... 2w
marleed @Kimberlone oh my gosh, I recently finished listening to the Night circus and had to keep reminding myself I was not in Diagon Alley! 2w
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Deadly Class Book One | Rick Remender
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Settling for a #bathandbook tonight. Back to work tomorrow :( I‘ve had this graphic novel checked out for awhile on Hoopla and need to read it quickly before my borrow expires!

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Litsom k litsy | Jozsef Lengyel
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Cool that we can do Litsy on the web now! 3 years this month I‘ve been on Litsy!

TheBookHippie Same!!!! 2w
hermyknee We can?! How did I miss this memo? 2w
Kimberlone @hermyknee @litsy had a post earlier today about it 2w
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Stopped by the thrift shop while out doing errands on my day off and picked up all these lovelies for only $2! All of these authors are new to me except for the tagged one (loved her book The Thirteenth Tale).

#NewToYou #MayMadness

TheReadingMermaid Girl, "The Red Tent" is SO good!!! Warning... read with a box of tissues ? 2w
TrishB Once Upon a River and The Red Tent are awesome! 2w
Kimberlone @TheReadingMermaid thank you for the warning! I am a big book cryer 😭 2w
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Kimberlone @TrishB they have both been on my TBR for a long time. Can‘t wait to read! 2w
twohectobooks @TheReadingMermaid that is one of only a handful of books that have made me cry. 2w
TheReadingMermaid @twohectobooks yaaaasss!!!! 😢😢😢 2w
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Kind of a gloomy day today so decided to spend a little bit of time with this book at my local coffee shop as an excuse to get out of the house.

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Pickpick

I go back and forth on this book. There‘s a lot to be annoyed about (too long, Harry‘s angst, Grawp), but the highs still made the reread enjoyable. The introduction of Luna Lovegood, the pure evil of Umbridge, and that absolutely incredible ending. I still remember how it felt to read Dumbledore‘s revelation to Harry Potter. Just as dumbstruck and devastated as Harry.

Not the best book in the series, but essential in Harry‘s hero journey.

teainthelibrary This one has always been my favorite but now that I‘m older, I feel like it‘s Deathly Hallows! Which one is yours? 2w
Kimberlone @teainthelibrary it‘s between Prisoner of Azkaban and Half-Blood Prince 2w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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This was such an amazing mindfuck of a book! Every time I thought I was getting my bearings in the new circumstances of Jason‘s existence, Crouch upends my expectations and the status quo for the main character.

Excellent character driven speculative fiction. Rated 5 ⭐️ on Goodreads.

teainthelibrary Agreed! It‘s such an adventure. 2w
ScientistSam I thought the second half of this was amazing! It took what I thought was going to be predictable and completely upended it. 2w
Kimberlone @ScientistSam yes, totally! Once he goes into the device it was impossible to predict what was going to happen! 2w
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The Winter Rose | Jennifer Donnelly
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And these are the books I got at the book sale. Only $7 and all were like new. Although I did have to spend $20 to join the Friends of the Library.

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Inside the tote bag is my #bookhaul from the local library sale I attended last night. I joined the Friends of the Library so that I could go during the preview event. Today and tomorrow the book sale is open to the public. (1/2)

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Happy #Maythe4th from me at work this morning!

Snapchat also has a lot of fun Star Wars themed stickers and filters today!

#ShowMeYourStarWars #MayMadness

TheReadingMermaid Awesome 👍 3w
Clwojick Almost worth re-downloading Snapchat! ♥️ 3w
Clwojick Love that shirt, by the way 😍 3w
Kimberlone @Clwojick thanks! It‘s an overly large tank top actually, so trying to make it look a bit more appropriate for work by throwing on the jean jacket 😉 3w
Clwojick I wore a blazer over mine, so I totally get it. 😉 3w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Reading this on my Kindle phone app while I treat myself to some yummy ramen for dinner #bookanddinner

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Loving the summer themed cover from The New Yorker this week!

Heideschrampf Ha! 5 minutes ago i saw the picture #neilgaiman comissioned the artist with for his wifes birthday. Coincidence? https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw_TMlcHlvX/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=phdqwm... 3w
Kimberlone That is a very cool coincidence! 3w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Necessary People | Anna Pitoniak
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Not sure if this a new thing, or just new to me. Apparently you can qualify for #BOTM BFF once you‘ve ordered 12 boxes. I‘ve been a member for almost 2 years, but often skip, so I only qualified this month. Perks include a free tote bag when you join, free add-on during your birthday month, and free choice of the Book of the Year finalists.

Wasn‘t super excited about any of this month‘s choices, but the tagged book is what I decided on for May!

8little_paws I'm in this too and super psyched for the bag 3w
Kimberlone @8little_paws me too! Who doesn‘t love a tote bag? 3w
TheLibrarian I‘m in it too. My birthday month is May but no free book ☹️ Maybe because I ordered my May box in April? 3w
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MaceyT15 I think the BFF program is new. I just saw it this morning. Just curious, I don't see anywhere in my account where it asks for my birthday. I'm not quote at box 12 yet, so perhaps they don't ask until that point. Anyone else notice this? 3w
Kimberlone @MaceyT15 once you choose the box that qualifies you for BFF, you are prompted to opt in, choose your free gift ( tote bag) and then enter your birthday 3w
Kimberlone @TheLibrarian maybe once your birthday month hits, the free add on will then be available? 3w
MaceyT15 @Kimberlone thanks much!! What a great incentive for members!! ❤ 3w
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Monday reading. My hoodie happens to match the book!

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If I have been quiet on Litsy the past week, it‘s because we have been having INCREDIBLE spring weather the past week. Yesterday I went on a hike with friends in the Chugach Mountains and was blessed with this amazing view of the Alaska Range. The tallest peak you see in the distance is Denali, which is very rare to be able to see from the Anchorage area, as it is more than 250 miles away, and usually surrounded by its own weather system.

Mitch Gorgeous - I‘m a real mountain person, the view of mountains definitely calms my soul ❤️ 3w
Kimberlone @Mitch I‘ve grown up my whole life with mountains all around me so I definitely take it for granted sometimes, but days like yesterday really makes me grateful for the opportunity to view all that magnificence on a daily basis! 3w
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I recently watched the Netflix show Roman Empire, which alternates between historian talking heads and pretty high production value dramatizations, and have been craving to read more about Ancient Rome. This has been hitting the spot so far.

Does anyone have recommendations for historical fiction set in Ancient Rome?

bookandcat Colleen McCullough did an excellent series following Caesar in ancient Rome! 1mo
bookandcat Stephen Saylor has a mystery series set in ancient Rome (Roma Sub Rosa) 1mo
bookandcat Kate Quinn has a good series as well: 1mo
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Kimberlone @bookandcat thank you for all the recommendations!!! 1mo
bookandcat Also if you want a very, very long read (nonfiction), I listen on and off to 1mo
Mynameisacolour I enjoyed this one! 4w
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Target find today! Super comfy slipper socks :)

TheSpineView Cute! 1mo
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My Audible credit for the month came in on April 15th, so I‘ve been digging into Order of the Phoenix since then. While I really like the simple cover art for the audiobooks, I do feel an odd disorientation because I am so used the the original US covers that the change in color scheme totally throws me off! The red/orange makes total sense to represent a phoenix, but that blue book cover is so iconic!

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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Finished this a couple days ago, but forgot to post my review. The mystery/crime was a lot better than the previous installment, and I really enjoyed JKR‘s skewering of the British upper classes. The Robin/Matthew drama was interminable, but natural progression of the Strike/Robin working and personal relationship is the emotional core of the book. I can‘t wait until the next in the series comes out!

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The Hangman's Daughter | Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne
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In case you haven‘t heard yet, it‘s World Book Day, and Amazon is celebrating with 9 free Kindle books again! There are some fantastic options on the list, including the tagged book, which I have been intrigued by for awhile. Can‘t wait to read it now that I‘ll have it for Kindle!

https://www.amazon.com/article/read-the-world?ref_=apubna_pr_gr_10016_ml_1_2_190...

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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This was between a So-So and a Pick. The first third of the book was so engaging, and I wish the narrative had continued with Emmett‘s apprenticeship as a binder rather than switching to focus on the “love story” and titular “binding” in the latter 2/3 of the book. I just wasn‘t as interested in the Darnay character and I was much more fascinated by the magic and concept of binding.

Thanks to @WilliamMorrowBooks for the Advance Readers Edition!

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I rearranged the furniture so I could read in comfort in the afternoon sun 😊

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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I came home from my #audiowalk to my #BOTM box sitting on the front stoop. Can‘t wait to get to this!

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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View from my #audiowalk today. Beautiful weather, finally starting to feel warm and spring-y. Should be able to finish up the tagged book today while I do chores around the house!

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And breakfast has arrived 😊

BarbaraTheBibliophage Looks yummy! 1mo
Kimberlone @BarbaraTheBibliophage yes, I love eggs Benedict! 1mo
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Waiting for my breakfast to arrive and having a look at this book I checked out from the library....

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The Binding | Bridget Collins
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I started this last night and am only 100 pages in, but I am totally hooked! Loving the unique form of magic presented in this story of “binding.” Can‘t wait to see how the story develops!

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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My library hold for this on audiobook finally came in on #Libby. Right on time since I just finished my other audiobook a couple days ago! Started it last night, and about 10% through already. I just love Cormoran and Robin!

TheSpineView Me too! I am reading too. At present I am about halfway through. So good!😍 1mo
ladym30 Love this series!😍 1mo
Hollie I love it when they come in with good timing! 1mo
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Since it is currently #NationalLibraryWeek, I knew I needed to stop by sometime this week. Well, after work today I was feeling it so I stopped to pick up a little mini #bookhaul.

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The Liar's Girl | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Decided to start this at lunch today! Available for free in serialized form on the Nook app.

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I liked, but did not love this one. The setting was great, but the characters felt really under developed. The book wasn‘t very long and probably could have used another ~50 pages of plot and character development. While I had figured out part of the twist fairly early on, I think the reveal at the end was done very well. Wondering if the ending is meant to set up a potential sequel. Thoughts?

JenFowler This is next up on my 'to read'! I will start it tonight and will post my review after. 1mo
Kimberlone @JenFowler I‘ll look forward to seeing what you think! 1mo
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First time listening to the audiobook, probably around the 7th time I‘ve read it (hard to remember exactly how many times I ran through the series while waiting in between book releases). I was surprised by how emotionally affected I was by the ending of the book, considering how much older I am now compared to the first time around. Absolutely masterful plotting by Rowling - the consequences of this book sets the stage for the series endgame.