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Kpiper

Kpiper

Joined January 2017

Memoir Junkie
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I borrowed this book from the library after hearing the author interviewed on the podcast Criminal. His story is sad, but his memoir is beautiful.

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Black Like Me (Anniversary) | John Howard Griffin
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Reading wears her out.

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Discovery of Witches | Deborah Harkness
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I‘m only on the first book and am thoroughly enjoying the audio version.

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Love, Lucy | Lucille Ball, Betty Hannah Hoffman
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I‘m listening to this one on Audible, and it is just lovely. Her children found the manuscript along with hours of tape-recorded interviews and notes in a box after she died. It is read by her daughter Lucy, and she does a wonderful job.

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I am so in love with this beautiful book and the work that Sarah does.

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A Step Toward Falling | Cammie McGovern
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We‘re looking for a book to do a campus-wide book study in the fall (high school). We want something all students, faculty, and staff can read together. We‘re looking for a story the kids will get into that will lead to good discussions (character building, compassion, social justice, something). We‘ve had a few titles tossed because they deal with race (which is infuriating), but we‘re not giving up. This one is a contender. SUGGESTIONS?

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Jurassic Park | Michael Crichton
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I‘m rereading this bad boy because 1. It scared the bejeezus out of me in high school and 2. I never read the sequel.

chelsearae1988 It's on my TBR list! 8mo
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Doctor Sleep: A Novel | Stephen King
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I recently reread The Shining. It will always be one of my favorites of his books. How did I not know there was a sequel? I am so disappointed in myself. I just started it last night. I enjoyed the first few chapters, but it‘s too soon to tell which direction it will go.

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This subject of this book has led a fascinating life, and the journalist who tells her story does a wonderful job.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Rereading an old favorite this weekend. I‘m going to read Dr. Sleep next.

BooksCoffeeNurse This is one of my all time favorite books. ❤️ 9mo
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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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I originally checked this book out from the public library. I have since bought two copies for my classroom library. Such an important book for young women to read. It is a powerful story that is beautifully written.

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Reason for Hope: A Spiritual Journey | Jane Goodall, Phillip Berman
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There are so many lovely passages in this book, I may have to order a hard copy. Highlighting in an ebook is just not the same. In this sentence, she describes standing in the cathedral of Notre Dame when the organ begins to play. “That moment, a suddenly captured moment of eternity, was perhaps the closest I have ever come to experiencing ecstasy, the ecstasy of the mystic.”

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I loved this book. The stories of these strong, brave women are inspiring. The writing is lovely. The photography is beautiful. I cannot say enough good things. I hope every girl who comes through my classroom reads it, whether an athlete or not.

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Celebrating Black History Month by listening to this trilogy on Cloud Library. Hearing her read it is just lovely.

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I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. I haven‘t had great luck with sequels recently, so I was pleasantly surprised.

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Is This Anything? | Jerry Seinfeld
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I love listening to audiobooks when I run, and this one was a pleasure. If you‘re not a fan of Seinfeld, walk away. It‘s very Jerry. It‘s not a memoir. It‘s a collection of bits he pulled from his collection of old notebooks. It was like listening to hours of his standup. ❤️

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Undivided (Reprint) | Neal Shusterman
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I‘m enjoying this series so much I raced a student to book four. I won!

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A Dog's Perfect Christmas | W. Bruce Cameron
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Continuing my tradition of starting a Christmas book on December 1st.

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If you liked I‘ll Be Gone in the Dark, put this one on your list.

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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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This was a lovely listen. He‘s a great storyteller.

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First Sergeant Charles King started a journal for his unborn son while he was stationed in Iraq. After his death in a Humvee bombing (when Jordan was seven months old), his wife took that journal and wove excerpts into this beautiful book. Each chapter is formatted as a letter to Jordan, and while it is, of course, incredibly sad, it is also incredibly well written.

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Wow, No Thank You | Samantha Irby
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This was a wonderful listen. She made me laugh out loud during my commute several times. I love her take on being a woman and life in general.

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If you‘re a fan of true crime, you‘ll love this one. I recognized some of the cases from podcast episodes. You can jump around or read straight through. There‘s a little bit of everything if you enjoy the macabre and bizarre.

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She had me at chapter one because well...yes, we are. Her parents named her Austin so that employers would assume she was a white man. And it worked. She shares her perspective in a kind, insightful manner. It‘s a lovely read.

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I‘ve been on the library waiting list for this audiobook for weeks. I finally got to start it today. I‘m only seven chapters in, but I‘m enjoying it so far. Snow is even likable.

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I‘ve been fascinated by her story ever since I listened to a podcast about her years ago. This is a quick, easy read and includes a few details I didn‘t know. I enjoyed it. Well, other than a few creepy phrases that struck a chord in bizarro 2020.

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This was an interesting read.

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Just Mercy is one of my favorite books. Today I started listening to The New Jim Crow. #somuchtolearn

TheBookStacker The new Jim Crow is FANTASTIC the author taught at my college so it was required reading in a class I took 2y
kspenmoll The New Jim Crow is great too! 2y
Kpiper I apologize that the artist‘s signature was cut off. Her name is Jane Mount. 2y
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The Bookseller Of Kabul | Asne Seierstad
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June Challenge: Book with a place in the title. This one has been on my shelf for years. I‘m finally digging in.

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Scythe | Neal Shusterman
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My May challenge is young adult and children‘s books. I started this series today. I‘m only a few pages in and am intrigued already.

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Memoirs of a Geisha | Arthur Golden
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I am going to spend Stay at Home April purging my tbr shelves and stacks. No telling how many forgotten treasures I will find. I think I‘ll start with this one. No telling how long it has been waiting for me. It‘s pretty dusty.

marleed I‘m determined to read this one in 2020 but it still hasn‘t made it to my monthly Bookspin list. I build that list anew each mont so there is hope! 2y
Kpiper I hope it spins in. It really is lovely. 2y
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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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This made for an excellent listen while on the run. Now It‘s time to binge the HBO series.

vivastory The HBO series is fantastic. Loved it. 2y
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Riding With Reagan: From the White House to the Ranch | John R. Barletta, Rochelle Schweizer
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I am mildly fascinated by the Secret Service and their relationships with the men, women, and children for whom they would take a bullet. This one is a good read. My favorite chapter is titled The Gipper‘s Smile, and I love the epigraph from Reagan himself. “There is nothing better for the inside of a man than the outside of a horse.” He did have charisma. And a great smile.

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My goal is to complete this challenge without buying a single book. Operation attack the tbr stack is underway.

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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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This one is beautifully written and emotionally exhausting. It has been in my tbr stack so long, the cover says, “SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE.” Soon as in 2014. I can‘t wait to watch the movie after I finish it.

marleed I think about this book often. There was so much in the book that a 2 hour movie couldn‘t cover. 2y
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This man‘s story is horrifying and so inspiring, and his way with words makes it a lovely read.

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Santaland Diaries | David Sedaris
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Every year, I read a Christmas-themed book on December first. Today, I was researching possibilities on Goodreads and looked up this front runner on Amazon. How about that detailed description? #sohelpful

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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I'm really enjoying this one, but I've read so many reviews that say the ending is terrible that I'm scared to go on.

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I was fortunate to hear these two authors speak on Friday night. The essays in this book are phenomenal. I am sad that there are so many gutsy women and all around badasses throughout our history whom I have never heard of, but I‘m happy to be celebrating them today. #sundaymorningread

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If you are a history buff or a science buff or (like me) just enjoy weird trivia and stories, you‘ll enjoy this one.

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The Testaments: A Novel | Margaret Atwood
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I just finished this audio book. I enjoyed it. I need therapy. But I enjoyed it.

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“‘Enthusiasm‘ comes from the Greek word entheos, which means ‘the god, or spirit, within.‘ It‘s the power inside us to pursue our highest dreams, to create and paint our extraordinary future, and face the most challenging of obstacles with optimism.”

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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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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.