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KristenDuck

KristenDuck

Joined February 2019

Teacher, Avid Reader, Foodie, Kitty Lover and an MS Warrior... Litsy Member for 9 months October, 2019
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Sorry I‘ve been out of touch for this past week but I‘ve been away on a Carnival Cruise!

My boyfriend and I traveled to Princess Cay, Freeport, and Grand Turk. Absolutely incredible trip! We had THREE fun days at sea which was a first for move. We never stopped having fun!

Best part hands down was the dolphin experience! I had never even been close to one before and just the other day I was petting and feeding one.

Who else loves cruises ??

Redwritinghood I went on my first cruise earlier this year. It was two weeks, so maybe a little long for a first trip. Had a good time, though. 6h
KristenDuck @Redwritinghood I think seven day cruises are the perfect number... a get away but not too much! Glad you had a good time too! This one had been my boyfriends first cruise. 6h
lele1432 I went on my first this August! It was also Carnival. Hope to go on more. 😊 4h
CafeMom We cruise almost every year. We started when our son was little, it was a convenient way to travel. Next year we are going to Alaska. Glad you had a good time. This year I got to hug a sloth, favorite thing:) 3h
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Yum!

Chocolate chip waffles with bananas.

Who else loves breakfast for dinner? (Especially if there are chocolate chips involved...)

jpmcwisemorgan Breakfast for dinner is the best use of breakfast. (edited) 1w
Sace I love breakfast for dinner! 1w
Lucy_Anywhere Yep - I love a bowl of cereal for supper! 1w
ravenlee My kid has no idea that some breakfast foods are for breakfast - we have omelets for dinner often, I make pancakes or waffles in bulk for dinner and throw the rest in the freezer (and then we can have them for breakfast), but I don‘t make this kind of stuff in the mornings. Who has that kind of energy at breakfast? 1w
Godislove The fuck if i know. Seriously LOGISTICS!!!!! 1w
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Misery | Stephen King
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Annie Wilkes is Paul Sheldon‘s biggest fan. Paul is the author and creator of her favorite character, Misery! After a terrible accident, Annie is pledging to nurse Paul back to health, but when she finds out her beloved Misery is going to die, Paul‘s future no longer looks so bright.

With really only two characters in one setting, who would have thought SO much could happen? Great backstory and dialogue. Truly a must-read for horror fans!

SitsWithaBook One if my all time favs. I loved the story within the story that Paul writes. I need to reread this one. 1w
KristenDuck @SitsWithaBook loved it!! Very fun read and I‘m recommending it especially to those who like Stephen King! 1w
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The Art and Making of Monster House | J. W. Rinzler, Robert Zemeckis, Gil Kenan
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Halloween movies are everywhere!

Monster House is a classic that everyone can enjoy.

cmastfalk Yes! I‘ve got to find this for my kids to watch! 1w
madamereadsalot1 I love this movie! We watch it every year! 1w
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Curious George is simply a classic with such a fun, lovable character always finding himself in trouble!

Perfect timing for Halloween season, George and the man in the yellow hat attend a party, not knowing they needed to wear costumes. While George is trying some on, there is a crash and screams of a ghost!

Kids love listening to it, and what a fun ending!

cmastfalk My kids love this too! Especially George sliding down the railing. 1w
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Flowers for Algernon | Daniel Keyes
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What a book!

Charlie, who has an intellectual disability, is offered the chance to potentially, finally, be “smart” - through an operation and scientific study, Charlie can have a higher IQ!

First proven successful on a mouse, Algernon, Charlie figures he has nothing to lose. But when Algernon begins deteriorating, we learn something too good to be true is too good to be true.

Heart wrenching and incredible... highly recommend.

Skygoddess1 This is one of my all time favorite books 1w
Reggie Oof this book...😭. 1w
sharread Sounds good. 👍 1w
Readswithcoffee Such a good book in a completely heart wrenching way. 1w
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The Different Dragon | Jennifer Bryan
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I like this story for children because it shows a different side to dragons!

A story in a story... as Noah is being tucked in to bed he helps with telling himself a bedtime story about a dragon who breathes fire and looks scary... but really just wants a friend!

Simple storytelling yet fun pictures. What child doesn‘t want to read about dragons?

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Very powerful book!

Kristina is a good student, a good daughter, an honest person... until she spends some time with her father and is introduced to “the monster.”

It is not too long before drugs overpower her, and her whole life is turned upside down.

Beautifully written, and I cannot speak highly enough of the poetic prose. Highly recommend this to high school students searching for a meaningful book.

Loving Ellen Hopkins lately!!

CafeMom Kitty! 2w
reading_rainbow oh wow i forgot about this one!, may have to revisit it 🤔 2w
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Identical | Ellen Hopkins
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So many people have voiced that they saw this ending coming - but I stand apart as I was blown away! I did NOT see that coming at all, and loved it!

Wonderfully written with such developed characters, “Identical” centers around twins, Kaeleigh and Raeanne who handle their family drama/trauma in their own unique ways.

As their mother is desperately seeking approval on the campaign travel, their father is disgustingly seeking love from Kaeleigh.

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The Gingerbread Man | Bonnie Dobkin
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As part of our current curriculum, my Kindergarten class read “The Gingerbread Man.” This one is the classic tale with that sneaky fox.

Always love the ending! My students wanted to read it all over again right away.

Following the story, the created their own versions of gingerbread characters such as the two shown above.

mdm139 I saw a lesson plan idea where the kids go on a scavenger hunt through out the school looking for the gingerbread boy. It helped the little ones learn how to navigate the school and was fun. 2w
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Misery | Stephen King
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“... famous old hotel called the Overlook.”

Love all of Stephen King‘s references in his books to his other pieces of work!!

I‘m getting closer to the end of this one, and I‘m really curious how this will all wrap up!

audraelizabeth Ive seen the movie. I love kathy bates when she plays creepy. 2w
Jadams1776 I loved this book! 2w
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This book is perfect for teaching children how to scare away those monsters!

When I read to my Kindergarten, they love interacting with this one and yelling at the different parts to “go away!”

And as a side note, last night was my first opportunity to dress up this year - my boyfriend was the voodoo doctor and I was the broken doll.

Made a couple cute Halloween inspired dishes for our little get-together!

Stacypatrice You guys look awesome!! 2w
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Why are there camping chairs in this photograph of a living room?

Before our renovation last year, when we first moved into our house, this was our furniture! My boyfriend in one chair, me in the other. It was pretty amazing.

In this amazing children‘s book, Alexander DOESN‘T care if his family is moving thousands of miles away: he‘s staying.

He is definitely NOT leaving his home and his friends.

But will he change his mind?

JacqMac My husband and I have been there. A couple of times. They were fun times. 2w
KristenDuck @JacqMac the best times 2w
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Loved this!

Pat has recently been released from the mandatory stay at a mental health facility where he has spent as undisclosed amount of time (years) away from his friends and family.

Always trying to see the silver lining, Pat returns with hopes to rekindle his relationship with wife, Nikki. What has he missed?

Loved Pat‘s character and all of his history during his apart time from his wife Nikki. Huge appreciation for mental illness.

Blueberry So good 💛 2w
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What‘s everyone‘s thoughts on this new season so far?

This show seriously stole my heart, and I love each and every character.

Victoriahoperose I‘m enjoying it! The first episode had me curious and then I got super excited with how it came together. I think this is one of those shows that will always be one I look forward to watching! 3w
JacqMac The first episode this season I was all “who the heck are these people”. But I really like that they are changing it up. 3w
Curvybookgirl Love this show 3w
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I have some very creative and artistic Kindergarten students this year!!

In this story, poor Gerald the Giraffe just can‘t dance! All the other jungle animals seem to have great moves. Why can‘t he dance like them?

Young readers learn you just need to find the music that‘s right for you! Very sweet, and I love reading this aloud and interacting with my class for this one.

ravenlee I always loved reading this with my daughter! 3w
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Come Home | Lisa Scottoline
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Mehso-so

Sooo... it was okay.

I don‘t want to say skip this one, but I have read much better by Lisa Scottoline.

Bottom line: Pediatric doctor Jill discovers her ex-husband died from an overdose, and his daughter (her previous stepdaughter) swears it was murder.

Not sure where this novel took a wrong turn for me, or if it was that rushed (and a bit confusing) ending, but this would not be a recommendation for most people.

Overall, too drawn out.

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“Whatever punishment lay ahead , only one thing could have improved that phat, fabulous day: a big bite of the monster.”

Addiction can happen so, so quickly.

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Flowers in the Attic | Virginia Andrews
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It was only suppose to be for a few days... weeks... just a couple months...

She promised her four beautiful children they wouldn‘t have to stay in the locked room together for long. Just until her father forgave her and placed her back into his will.

Then they would be free. Not only that - they would be rich!

But until then, the four children must never be seen or heard. For now, they can only have the attic.

Loved every dirty detail!

Taramarie Loved this book 3w
TheLudicReader This book. Such awesome, awesome fromage. ❤️ 3w
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5K and 10K Training | Brian Clarke
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Completed another 5K run!

This morning I ran for St. Jude‘s Children Hospital in an effort to fund the end of childhood cancer in honor of my godson.

It was a beautiful day around the Philadelphia Zoo and such wonderful spirit in the air! It was an honor to be a part of this event.

My MS hasn‘t held me back yet. I love the sense of accomplishment that comes with placing my foot across that finish line!

Jas16 🙌🏽 3w
marleed Oh yea you! 3w
Ncostell Great job! 3w
AmyRebecca Awesome!! 3w
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Meltedy spoon...

Very similar to the book, but so far I think I‘m preferring the book to the movie.

I liked how the book was told from the boy‘s perspective. The movie is more of a general view. Overall worth watching though! Nice acting!

Clwojick I LOVED THE BOOK - I agree with you about the movie. It didn‘t have that “innocent” perspective that was done so well in the book. 3w
ShyBookOwl Interesting perspective! I didn't read the book but I saw the movie twice. What I loved about it was that I actually did feel like it was his POV and I thought that worked SO WELL. I really felt the innocence too. The movie broke my heart. At times, I just couldn't breathe. I decided I wouldn't be able to handle the book. 3w
KristenDuck @ShyBookOwl see I think you‘d appreciate the book! 3w
ShyBookOwl @KristenDuck I'm sure I would... I just feel like it might break me a little too permanently lol 3w
CafeMom I read the book but haven't seen the movie. I'm afraid the movie will break my heart. 3w
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Have to admit listening to this book I completely envision Bradley Cooper in the lead role. Great accompaniment for tonight‘s jog!

Taco Night made those 13,000 steps totally worth it!

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Cats on Catnip | Andrew Marttila
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They know they‘re not suppose to be on the dining room table...

(But they‘re just so cute each sitting on their own placemat! I can‘t get mad at those faces!)

Riveted_Reader_Melissa So cute! And of course that‘s where they are, that‘s where the sunbeam is shining. 4w
Aaronlisa I like the looks on their faces. So cute 4w
RealBooks4ever 😻😻 4w
candyturbo Those are some sassy faces. 3w
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Come Home | Lisa Scottoline
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13,054 steps for a happy Tuesday evening!

Love Lisa Scottoline books, and so far so good with this one! It was a good listen for tonight‘s jog and I‘m curious to see where it‘s heading!

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Mehso-so

I‘m not so sure about the ending...

This short story had me gripped for about the first half. An “aura reader,” psychic, and professional at hand jobs (yes literally) has met potentially her match.

A woman begs her to help with her son who is simply evil. Something is really off at home... but could there be more hidden beneath the surface?

That ending left me wanting much more closure. Wish it could have lived up to the rest of the book.

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Piggie has a surprise to show Gerald the Elephant but he is going to have to wait a bit to see it...

Was it worth the wait?

Can‘t go wrong with any Mo Willems book. Had to share my Kindergarten class‘ elephant puppets as we learn about the letter E!

cmastfalk Cute! 4w
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Ending the weekend with football and slowcooked peppers and onions for hot sausage fresh off the grill.

I own two slow cookers for this purpose - the small one is perfect for toppings like these peppers! Such a delicious dinner.

Oh and it is time for that pumpkin beer again!

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Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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“... the twins recovered. Not in nine days... in nineteen days.”

Who else has read Flowers in the Attic? When her children were sick, should the mother have taken them to a doctor, despite the grandmother forbidding it?

Personally, I feel like this is the first time in the book, the mother really showed she is beginning to TRULY put herself first, and children second...

avgeyer I snuck this book when I was like 12 years old, I felt VERY rebellious 😂 I dont remember much about it though, I think I need to revisit it! 4w
KristenDuck @avgeyer I‘m really enjoying it so far. Probably will feel different for you if you revisit as an adult!! 4w
TheLudicReader I LOVED that book as a teen. It felt so naughty to me. I blame it for my incest kink. (In fiction, not real life. 😁) 4w
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Butterfinger You have to read the whole series to figure out the mom. It has been 25 years; if I remember correctly the first four books are about the 4 siblings. And the 5th is the prequel. 4w
KristenDuck @Butterfinger looks like I have a lot of reading ahead! 4w
WriteRead_Think That mother deserved everything she got. 4w
cherinium I was obsessed with VC Andrew's during my teen years. Then I got sick of the formulaic writing after about the 3rd series. But, I believe this book is iconic. And yes, it is easy to hate the mother in this series. 4w
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It‘s time to pull out those fall decorations!

My favorite time of year!

Who else is counting down to Halloween?

eri.reads 🙋🏻‍♀️👻 1mo
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Flowers in the Attic | V.C. Andrews
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Currently reading Flowers in the Attic while waiting for the Eagles game to start.

I saw the movies but have yet to dive into the books - it certainly is dark!

(I think my kitty is trying to read alongside me!)

Booklover2 Haha I loved these books in high school 1mo
Cortg These were my favorites in middle school! I should revisit them. 1mo
hissingpotatoes Same as everyone else, loved these when I was younger and need to reread them! 1mo
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So much better than the first book in the Dark Tower series!

After reading the Gunslinger, I was hesitant to continue on if I‘m being honest - I was bored at times, confused, and not clear where this book was headed.

But with his second book, Stephen King grabbed my interest all over again!

Roland enters three doorways, encountering three very different people at very vital times. I loved all the character details in this book! What a journey!

Karkar Woo hoo glad you liked the next one!! 1mo
BookwormM Loved this series 1mo
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Loved every single chapter in this book. I would love to read it aloud one day - unfortunately my kindergarten class would probably take it a little too seriously!

Willa Wonka has done something incredible - released five golden tickets to be discovered and exchanged for an inside look at his jaw-dropping chocolate factory!

The characters were so entertaining, and the rooms described in the factory were just simply FUN. Such an enjoyable book.

Dragon 😻 1mo
jillrhudy Read Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator! I envy anyone reading these for the first time. 1mo
Latrelwhite My favorite book of all times!💕 My 3rd grade teacher read this to us and I was hooked!!! 1mo
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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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I have to recommend this book simply because I couldn‘t put it down. While I predicted the majority of how it would wrap up, I was still left surprised by one of the twists, and I loved the characters telling alternating chapters.

While one chapter is told in the past by Laura, the summer au pair for the young Edwin, the other is told in the present by Seraphine, Edwin‘s younger sister.

I really don‘t want to give anything away - just read it!

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The Kissing Hand | Audrey Penn
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My Kindergarten class reads this book every year to remind them that their parents are still thinking of them even when they are with me at school!

Adorable book with a sweet message.

Today, my class made their own versions of the main character, Chester! How cute are they!

LauraAndTaraAndBooks 💛💛💛 1mo
CafeMom Memories, I read this book to my son when he was little. 1mo
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Misery | Stephen King
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“... Annie Wilkes was dangerously crazy.”

Just started this one and already this sentence is proving very true! This is definitely setting itself up to be a good story!

Samplergal Oh she was... 1mo
RealBooks4ever Oh yeah! 💜 1mo
mngraham I just started this! 1mo
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The Cranky Ballerina | Elise Gravel
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This is a terrific children‘s book with simple illustrations that parents and teachers will absolutely enjoy reading aloud.

Ballet is not for everyone especially when you are rough and tough... but maybe there is a better sport out there...?

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Pretty Girls (Library) | Karin Slaughter
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Pretty Girls is a true edge of your seat thriller!!

Claire and Lydia‘s sister, Julia, went missing twenty years ago. Now, another girl has vanished, and one can‘t help but wonder if these missing pretty girls are connected in some way.

After I reached the halfway point, I just could not put this one down! A solid plot with strong characters. Page turner!!

Fair warning that several scenes are graphic and unsettling.

Book_Fairy_Mary I devoured this book! So much craziness! A real page Turner! 1mo
KristenDuck @Book_Fairy_Mary it was pretty crazy!! Reminded me of a lifetime movie! 1mo
Book_Fairy_Mary @KristenDuck yes! That is the perfect comparison! 1mo
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Newest audiobook!

Only about 25% after my run this afternoon and I‘m already more engaged than I was with the Gunslinger. I think this is going to be a better one for sure!

Kaila-ann I love this series ❤️! 1mo
jb72 Great series. I‘m on book 4. 1mo
ElizaMarie I haven‘t read this one yet, it‘s promising to hear that you are liking it (edited) 1mo
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Pretty Girls (Library) | Karin Slaughter
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My current read...

I‘m more than halfway through, and oh my, are some of these scenes and descriptions intense! Actually taking a break because it is an edge-of-your-seat book for sure!

Fairly sure I have predicted how this one will end but definitely looking forward to the final chapters. Really enjoying this one!

Leftcoastzen Is this one of her stand alones or in a series? 1mo
KristenDuck @Leftcoastzen oh it‘s a stand alone! 1mo
Leftcoastzen Thx! 1mo
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Pennsylvania Wine: A History | Hudson Cattell, Linda Jones McKee
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Who else out there on Litsy loves wine as much as me?

Seriously a glass of wine a with a great book equals the best evening ever, right?

This afternoon I had the pleasure of going to a wine festival in Montgomery County, PA (so just outside of Philadelphia), and in addition of sampling some fantastic wines made here in my state, I brought home five new bottles!

One is flavored with jalapeño pepper... who would have thought I‘d enjoy that!?

tpixie Fun!!! 🍷 1mo
TheHeartlandBookFairy So much so that I work at a winery on Saturdays lol 🍷 1mo
JenReadsAlot I love visiting wineries! 1mo
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BethM I adore red wine! 1mo
suzie.reads Me! I love pinot grigio and prosecco 🍾 1mo
lahousewyfe Used to own a wine shop....So fun! Yes! A book, a glass of wine and my love by my side - amiright?! 1mo
lele1432 Me!!! 🙋🏽‍♀️ Wine and books are pretty much heaven on Earth for me lol. And I've found a chili pepper wine that I love as well. It was very surprising, but it goes great with Mexican food! 1mo
Aseleener Me! Already counting down the minutes til wine time tonight. 1mo
cjk Having a glass right now. 😊🍷 1mo
SW-T Jalapeño wine is awesome for cooking too. ? 1mo
lakesidebookworm ME!!! I consider wine + reading my favorite hobby 😂👍🏼🍷 1mo
AmyRebecca Sounds interesting! I'd try that Jalapeno wine! 😁🍷🌶... if you are ever on the other side of PA, try Narcisi winery outside Pittsburgh for a treat! 1mo
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This was a tough one to be honest.

I have been very interested in Stephen King recently so I thought I would attempt to start this series.

However, The Gunslinger is leaving me feeling a bit confused. The Gunslinger is the last of his kind. The final one. He is on a quest to find the Man in Black and save the Dark Tower which basically keeps the worlds in line.

Or I‘m wrong! I‘m not quite sure!

So looking forward, I‘ll attempt book two!

Karkar @KristenDuck the first time I read this series I hated the first book. But it really is setting the background for the rest of the series. 1mo
Kerrioke Yeah, I wasn‘t that into The Gunslinger, but the second book was much better! I still need to finish this series. 1mo
TrishB I always say to people just move on, some things in book 1 become clearer later. 1mo
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bookaholic1 The series I found were weird but interesting, I liked them alot 1mo
KristenDuck @Karkar @Kerrioke @TrishB and @bookaholic1 thanks for all the insight - I‘ll keep chugging along with the series and see if my interest is still caught! Lol I was just so confused with book one! 1mo
bookaholic1 Lol, me too good luck🤞 1mo
Aseleener I love King but had the same experience with this one. I was so confused. That was a couple years ago and I have not attempted the next book. 1mo
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I read this book every year in honor of 9/11 to my Kindergarten class. It illustrates the story of Phillippe Petit, who walked between our twin towers.

When I said they're no longer there, all my class asked why? And I said they fell down; sometimes bad things just happen.

My one student said "well I'm glad Phillippe had already walked across that rope or he would have been really hurt."

I‘m choking up just thinking about that. How innocent.

Macker11 Love love love this book! 1mo
Blaire This is a wonderful book and the documentary man on a wire is also very good. 1mo
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“I don‘t think the girl‘s father played it quite fair, Grandpa, so you?”

An early lesson that life is unfair!!

Absolutely loving Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so far! What a pleasure to read.

Prairiegirl_reading One of my favourites from childhood. 😄 1mo
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This was a cute listen for my walks and drive to work. Very short and loved that it was narrated by Anna Hathaway!

(Must admit I liked the movie better!)

We all know this story - Mia finds out she is actually a princess - not just a regular high school student. I did really like her character and her interactions with everyone else in the story. Typical teenager.

Just definitely geared to a younger audience.

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Here I am with another unpopular opinion...

This was just not the writing style for me. I found it slow, jumbled, and while certain aspects were beautifully written, I was confused more than once.

For a short summary, the readers basically follow Cora, a slave in the south, as she tried to escape to the North. There‘s also multiple side backstories that did not really flow while reading the book.

Great premise, but not a fan of the delivery.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Me either. And why the actual railroad? I thought that fantasic element was unnecessary. 1mo
lele1432 Lol I can relate, as I often have an unpopular opinion. I need to finally read this one. I bought it when it first came out, but wasn't in the right headspace to get into it. Hopefully I'll enjoy his writing style! 1mo
mom2bugnbee This was a DNF for me. You aren't alone. 1mo
KristenDuck @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled and @mom2bugnbee I‘m glad I‘m not alone!! And @lele1432 I hope you enjoy it more than I did! 1mo
JacqMac You aren‘t alone, I gave it a so-so, too. For the same reasons. (edited) 1mo
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Calling all Marvel fans...

Just spent the afternoon at the special Marvel exhibit at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, and it was AMAZING.

Inside looks into how the comics began, real original editions to view, specific costumes and set pieces on loan from Marvel studios, and quite a few interactive props.

Loved this special day and all the inside looks into one of my other favorite hobbies besides reading - Marvel Universe!

Texreader How awesome is this!!!! What fun!! 1mo
Liatrek Wow! That is awesome 😊 Love me some Marvel 😍 1mo
GrilledCheeseSamurai Sounds awesome! 1mo
RealBooks4ever Yes!! 💜 1mo
SaunteringVaguelyDownwards I miss the Franklin Institute so much! Great exhibit choice! 1mo
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Yes! Well done Moriarty!

This was such a refreshing read. While our hypnotist Ellen is falling in love with the widower, Patrick, she quickly learns of his ever-looming stalker.

Loved all of the characters in this book, appreciated the lightheartedness, the insights into hypnotism, the love stories, and even the ending! This does not usually happen for me with romance!

Such a well crafted plot and characters. Highly recommend.

lakesidebookworm Loved this book too!!!! 1mo
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A Game of Thrones | George R. R. Martin
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I SEE what all the hype is about now!

This was certainly an epic novel with well developed characters, wolf pups, and dragons!

I grew to really enjoy the writing style and the change of characters between chapters. By far Arya and Danny are the best. I definitely enjoyed their perceptions the most.

While I did watch the series, already I see how the books are so much more detailed. Can‘t wait for the next one!!

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Always been a fan of Marilyn Monroe, and her "fragments" book just made me love her even more. Her personal poetry and notes truly showed how fragile she was, and I loved this in depth look into her character.

This book is also full of photographs, not of her as the nation's sex symbol, but her reading, laughing with friends, and studying notes/scripts.

"Fragments" brought Marilyn to life yet again.

brit91 I love her!!💖💖 2mo
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“...but I‘m really too tired for it.”

I have read this over and over. Marilyn was so much more than a starlet.