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Kpiper

Kpiper

Joined January 2017

Memoir Junkie
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I got a little reading done during our pilgrimage. So many beautiful churches, saints, sights, and moments. Venice, Florence, Assisi, Orvieto, Padua, Rome.

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I am enjoying this spontaneous airport purchase.

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I bought this book on a whim while waiting for a book signing in a local bookstore. I was pleasantly surprised when I later discovered the author had signed it. Even the introduction is delightful, and I can already tell I‘m going to enjoy this author. “Yoga pants are your friend, Jesus sees you, and green-bean diets are never the answer.”

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Pickpick

This is a beautiful read. It is written in prose so it‘s a quick read, and it‘s lovely.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I am so excited about pre-ordering the sequel that I‘m rereading this favorite. It‘s just as gut wrenching this time around.

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I am only halfway through this one and am thoroughly enjoying her spirit of positivity. I remember her story. I was in high school at the time, and nightly updates on the “Central Park Jogger” rocked the entire nation. I‘m not even sure the story would make the evening news today. That notion alone makes my head spin.

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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This would make a delightfully creepy movie.

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Sleeping Beauties | Stephen King, Owen King
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Started this one today on Audible. High hopes.

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Wow. Just wow.

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Mehso-so

Any CrossFit athlete or CrossFit dabbler (like me) will be able to relate to Madden‘s experiences. For those curious about the world of CrossFit, his newcomer perspective will easily translate. For others? Eh. It‘s a fitness memoir. Lots of descriptions of workouts that might bore you if that‘s not your thing. I enjoyed it but wouldn‘t recommend it to all.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I‘m all signed up and have started my alphabet scheming. #litsyatoz @BookishMarginalia

Kpiper @BookishMarginalia If I can‘t find my original email, how do I access my Google form? I don‘t know what I did. It‘s not even in my deleted folder. Help please! 7mo
BookishMarginalia @kpiper unfortunately, that‘s the only way for you to access your form. Have you tried looking in the junk mail? 7mo
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Every year I start a Christmas book on December 1st. I‘m very excited about this year‘s choice.

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Until I Say Good-Bye: My Year of Living with Joy | Bret Witter, Susan Spencer-Wendel
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This is one of the most moving memoirs I have read. Susan Spencer was diagnosed with ALS in 2011 and spent the next year of her life making the memories she chronicles in this book. She finished the book by plucking away on her phone with her right thumb, the only appendage she was still able to move. She wrote of gratitude that while the disease had stolen Gehrig‘s talent for baseball, it could not steal her talent for words. She was right.

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There is something about being in an airport that makes me need to buy a new book (or two), even though I packed more books than days I‘ll be gone. I was super excited to see this one on the shelf.

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I am so in love with this beautiful book, written together with his daughter. Looking back on his life through the lens of Parkinson‘s, he gives the reader a perspective no one else could give.

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This book was an impulse buy at the airport. It chronicles her years as a ringside doctor for the boxing commission. It is a well written account of her journey to fit in in multiple worlds where she clearly stood out.

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I‘m only on page 17, and already this book has been so thought provoking. This passage I find just beautiful.

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Let the summer reading frenzy begin.

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He Knows The Plan | Chenda Tom
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I am so proud to know and love this author. She inspires me. “Sometimes people ask me about my birthday. Well...I have four birthdays. They strangely look at me and the story begins.”

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She doesn‘t sugar coat their life together, but she writes about him in a way that pays tribute to his beautiful side.

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Spring Break | Kayla Perrin
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I was four for four on spring break reads. I highly recommend all four.

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Bird Box: A Novel | Josh Malerman
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I just started this book, and it‘s already pleasingly creepy.

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I thought this was a well-written story, and even my teenage son got into the audiobook (when I thought he was sleeping). One of my teachers has asked for a set of this book for her humanities class, and I think it is going to make a great addition to her literature circle choices.

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“Real joy does not come from possessing material things. It is born from the encounter, from a relationship with others. It is born from feeling accepted, understood, and loved; and it is born from accepting, understanding, and loving others...not because of a passing fancy but because the other is a person too.” #lentenread

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But Enough About Me | Burt Reynolds
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Mehso-so

Burt has some good stories to tell, and each chapter is about a different person. My favorite was about his friendship with Bette Davis. I usually love audio memoirs that are read by the author, but he was really hard to understand for a few chapters.

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Pretty Paper | David Ritz, Willie Nelson
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I always start a Christmas book on December 1st. I‘m super excited about this year‘s selection. I love Willie and his writing.

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I‘m looking for recommendations for memoirs dealing with memory loss. Alzheimer‘s disease, dementia, any variety of causes. I‘m currently writing about my grandmother who had Alzheimer‘s while dealing with memory issues of my own, and I‘ve become fascinated with the topic of how different people deal with the idea of losing part of themselves through faded memories. Please and thank you.

Sills I would recommend "Brain Rules for Aging Well". Loads of information? 2y
Kpiper Thank you! 2y
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I believe someone on this site recommended this one. I started the audiobook on my drive home today. So far, it is delightful. I love the reader's voice (not sure if the author is reading), and the story is wonderful so far.

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"I saw that my life in America - the black life, the white life, the sense of abandonment I'd felt as a boy, the frustration and hope I'd witnessed in Chicago - all of it was connected with this small plot of earth an ocean away, connected by more than the accident of a name or the color of my skin."

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"Metaphor lives a secret life all around us." I'm just starting this one, but so far it is really interesting.

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I love this man. His music. His stories. His words. His spirit.

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I am so fascinated by this scientific saga and the research process this author pursued.

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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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I'm listening to this on Audible, and it's a great story so far. Great reader too. #marchintoreading #thistitle=greatbandname

Reecaspieces Love his books....and greg Iles is in a band with Amy Tann and Stephen King called the Rock Bottom remainders....story behind he name...that is where all their books end up when they don't sell...😂 (edited) 2y
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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I love wearing this shirt to class when we're reading Gatsby. It is covered in lines from the first chapter. Such a wonderful book. I could read it a hundred times. #marchintoreading #setinthe20s

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My current vacation read has a #greencover. I'm rereading her memoirs (in order this time). There is so much to be learned from her. The world is a better place because she shared her words. #marchintoreading

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Dog Ear | Jim Johnstone
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#marchintoreading
#bookishpetpeeves

👎Dog-ear lines on page corners
👎Stickers on books (cover or spine)
👎Movie-connection covers

TheBookStacker 😱😱😱 2y
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Reading about healthy living and clean eating while finishing off my Skittles. Soooooo wrong but soooooo right. #readandeat #marchintoreading

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I don't remember who posted a review of this book, but I can't stop buying copies to give as gifts. I love it. #marchintoreading #blameitonlitsy

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Catcher in the Rye. | J D Salinger
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I am a huge advocate of book ditching, so today's #marchintoreading hashtag was hard for me. And then I remembered...this one (insert gagging sound here). I read it in high school and hated it then. I also offered it a book choice for students for many years and suffered through the discussions. Holden Caulfield makes me want to slap somebody. #didntlikeitstillfinished

KimM 😂😂😂😂☝️ 2y
GypsyKat Haha! Yes!!!! 2y
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This book was a random Half Price Books find almost a year ago. I thought it was beautiful then, and I have enjoyed rereading it. The dedication is beautiful but too long to share here. The first line, "To all those to whom I never got the chance to say goodbye..." I am now writing my own collection of letters to Heaven. Thank you for the inspiration, Mr. Miller. #greatdedication

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I've only read the first chapter, and already I am enthralled. This is the first paragraph of the introduction. It really sets the stage.

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The Associated Press called it "A must-read for anyone touched by autism." I agree. This book made me think and rethink and reflect in a meaningful way. "Autism is not an illness. It's a different way of being human."

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New arrivals for the tbr pile.

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My Fight / Your Fight | Ronda Rousey
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I enjoyed this one. She recounts stories from her childhood and explains how what she learned from each of those experiences has affected her athletic career.

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Sycamore Row: A Novel | John Grisham

Enjoying a little Grisham during my commute.

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Tonight, I finally get to start my 2017 promise to myself: Read/Re-read Maya Angelou's autobiographies in order. And maybe even settle the long-running debate I've had going with myself for some time now: Are they autobiographies? Or are they memoirs? And why does it matter?

jessdean I'd like to do the same! She's on my TBR this year. Sadly I haven't read enough of her books!🙈 2y
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