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Kristyngansen

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Joined December 2017

Author of 10+ books. Always trying to read all the stories. Bookstagram: @novelmombooks
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“Art is like life. It‘s fragile, but that doesn‘t mean you should never take a risk.”

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“Don‘t cry over the same thing twice. Get it all out the first time, even if it‘s loud and messy. Then it‘s over.” ~Weylyn, BoEC, pg 94

Love this philosophy. If only I could actually implement it...

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I liked this one ALMOST as much as Evelyn Hugo. 😍thanks for the copy, #booksparks. #bookshark

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Slade House | David Stephen Mitchell, Research Associate at the UNESCO Centre David Mitchell
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Saturday afternoon reading. I finished this one today. It‘s a creepy story perfect for October. 👻

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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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About tonight...

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The Midnight Dance | Nikki Katz
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Starting this one tonight, with a little baseball thrown in. 🙂

BarbaraJean That is a gorgeous cover! 4y
GripLitGrl 😍😍that cover! 4y
Kristyngansen @GripLitGrl @BarbaraJean isn‘t it, though? 😍 I wish had enjoyed the story a little more, though. 😬 4y
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Hoot | Carl Hiaasen
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Not yet finished, but already this is one of my favorite middle grade books ever. 😍

LibrarianRyan Love this book. The one tagged is my fav Hiassen MG. 4y
LibrarianRyan Plus, the movie is cute too. 4y
Kristyngansen @LibrarianRyan after this one, ‘m going to pick them all up. I hope they‘re all as great. I will look forward to Chomp! 4y
LibrarianRyan @Kristyngansen the only one I didn‘t completely love is his newest It‘s not bad it‘s just not his best. It‘s out this month. 4y
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Football and a book. What are you reading this weekend?

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Tonight: reading and laundry. What are you up to? 🙂

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Isn‘t this just one of the most beautiful covers you‘ve ever seen? 😍😍 #beautifulbooks

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Old Soul | Kristyn Gansen
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Brand new book! 😍😍 This one will be great to read heading into Halloween. 👻 👻 👻

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A surprisingly heart-wrenching and uplifting read. Slow-going in the beginning, but worth the payoff.

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About tonight. You can find me here. 😍

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Enjoyed this one. It was a different read for me and a welcome change.

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I finished A Calf Named Brian Higgins by Kristen Ball today. What a great read!

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The Train of Lost Things | Ammi-Joan Paquette
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Such a cute story. 🙂

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Flying in a Cage | Melody J Bremen
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We celebrated Mother‘s Day today with a piano recital from my daughter. It seems appropriate that I finished this book just yesterday. It‘s a fantastic story, told in verse, about Ivory, a 10-year-old piano savant. The story was moving and so, so well written. 🎹

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Same Beach, Next Year (Signed) | Dorothea Benton Frank
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Finishing off my Mother‘s Day with a little Dorothea Benton Frank. Have you read it? Yay/nay?

rustoryhuf I‘ve read some of her other titles. Nice, cozy summer reads. Enjoy! 5y
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A Piece of the World | Christina Baker Kline
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Happy Saturday night. 🙂

starlight97 Such a good book! ❤ 5y
audiobooklover Just started the audio on this book...hope it gets better?! 5y
Kristyngansen @audiobooklover what did you think? Did it get better for you? I felt like it was a pretty bleak book. 😬 5y
audiobooklover I guess not...not listening anymore... 5y
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Bringing Me Back | Beth Vrabel
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Tonight‘s read. 😍

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Look for Her: A Novel | Emily Winslow
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Olympics and Look for Her by Emily Winslow.

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I liked this story because I thought the author did a great job of creating plucky characters in Lou Lou and Pea. I enjoyed their stick-to-itness and I enjoyed their friendships, both with one another and with other people in the town. The only drawback of this story was this: I wished the villains didn‘t seem quite so much like caricatures. Sometimes I found their actions and motivations to be less than believable.

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Flower Moon | Gina Linko
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“I think a lot of science can seem like magic before it‘s explained properly. Sometimes we don‘t have the observations, the data, or the right words yet to explain it. Surely there was a time long ago when people watched a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis and thought it was magic.”

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I‘ve got lots of flying time ahead of me, so I‘m getting started on this audiobook.

Molly_the_mezzo This is one of the few books I‘ve done on audio; I loved it! 5y
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The Wicked City | Beatriz Williams
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Good morning from Hawaii. 🌴🌴 I‘m reading this one while listening to the waves crash and waiting for the sun to come up.

Cinfhen 💕 5y
BookMaven407 Nice! 👍 5y
Zelma Lovely! 5y
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark T. Sullivan
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I listened to Beneath a Scarlet Sky on audiobook and thought it was wonderful. The fact that it was true greatly enhanced the story for me.

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The Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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I can already tell I‘m in trouble with this book. I‘m 23 pages in and I know I‘ll be up all night reading it.

GrilledCheeseSamurai I'm excited for this one! 👍 5y
toofondofbooks Ohhh I love that cover! 5y
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Wicked City | Beatriz Williams
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Getting started on book No. 10 of 2018. 😍

Tav I love Beatriz Williams! 5y
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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas

“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.”

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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Finally reading this. It‘s been calling to me for quite some time, and I‘m already flying through it.

BarbaraJean It‘s sooooo gooooood!! 5y
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Ellie, Engineer | Jackson Pearce
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Sunday night reading. I have an Ellie at my house, so my girls are excited that I‘m reading this one. It‘s out Tuesday. Thanks to Kid Lit Exchange for the preview copy. #partner

AmyG What age would this be good for? I am wondering if my niece would like this (she is in 1st grade). 5y
Kristyngansen @AmyG the publisher says 8-12, but I‘m pretty sure my five-year-old would love it if I read it aloud with her. I‘m not quite finished yet, but it‘s cute! 5y
AmyG Thank you. 5y
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About Sunday morning. What are you reading?

mrozzz Actually just started this too! 5y
MarriedtoMrT I‘m trying to read the tagged but that‘s between every two minute kid interruptions. 5y
Kristyngansen @mrozzz how are you liking it so far? 5y
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Kristyngansen @MarriedtoMrT I hear you on the kid interruptions! I think I‘ve managed 14 pages today. 😬😬 5y
TheBookAddict After I get homework done I plan to keep on read Sing, Unburied, Sing. It‘s pulling on my heartstrings and tearing me apart, but I can‘t stop reading. The book you‘re reading is on my TBR, I think I may have to read it very soon. Are you enjoying it so far? 5y
mrozzz Not a huge fan of the teenage internal dialogue yet, but I think it‘s gonna be good... generally I really like WHAT Julia thinks, but if it wasn‘t YA I would have given up on the attitude after a few pages 5y
Kristyngansen @mrozzz I finished it earlier this afternoon. I totally get what you‘re saying. She‘s not a very easy character to like, but I understand where she‘s coming from. 5y
Kristyngansen @TheBookAddict I have to get to that one! It‘s sitting on my desk begging me to read it. Soon, I hope! I‘ve heard it‘s super emotional. 5y
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About tonight.
Thanks to The author (Jesica Shattuck) and the publisher/imprint (William Morrow) for this copy.

Have you read it? Thoughts?

Redwritinghood I started the audiobook but felt reading it in print might be better. Haven‘t gotten back to it yet. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 5y
everlocalwest I loved this novel! The way Shattuck handled morality stunned me and is so beyond most of the modern WWII novels I've read. I hope you enjoy it! 5y
Bourriquet76 I got it over the holiday, need to read it! 5y
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Texreader I liked it! An aspect of the war I‘d never read before. 5y
Kristyngansen @Redwritinghood it‘s taking me a little longer than I would like. It‘s my third WWII book in a row though and I think I might need a small break from the topic. 5y
Kristyngansen @Texreader it does seem like a unique take! 5y
Kristyngansen @everlocalwest I‘m looking forward to that aspect. I love it when books make me examine the grey areas. 5y
Kristyngansen @Bourriquet76 I‘ve heard so many good things! 5y
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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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One upon a time I saw this book all over Instagram. On a Target trip, I stopped to take a look at it.

I put it back on the shelf, thinking that I probably wouldn‘t enjoy poetry.

Several months later, I picked up a free Kindle Unlimited membership. I saw that Milk and Honey was free as part of the KU program.

Still curious, I decided to pick it up. Ten minutes later, I was in tears. This collection is incredible and moving and so important.

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How many of you are doing the same thing I am right now? 😜

SilversReviews 😀I am finished. 😀 5y
Kristyngansen @SilversReviews love it?! 🙂 5y
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My #botm box came today. I‘ve been catching up on some of the books I missed a while back, and I‘m super excited about The Woman in the Window. So many good reviews! #bookofthemonth

SandyW Looking forward to your review n 5y
SilversReviews NICE!! I read THE ENGLISH WIFE and THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW. ENJOY when you read them. 5y
Jess7 Mine came too! 5y
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Kristyngansen @Jess7 what did you get? 🙂 5y
Kristyngansen @SilversReviews I‘m almost done with Woman in the Window. English Wife coming soon! 🙂 5y
Jess7 I chose The Woman in the Window for my BOTM and added Red Clocks and Sourdough 🤗 5y
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Sundays are for reading! What are you reading with the littles today? 🙂 #raisingreaders

Smangela Love the book covers!! 5y
Kristyngansen @Smangela thank you! 5y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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Lilac Girls has been taking me forever to read because I keep falling down the Wikipedia rabbit hole. I‘m enjoying this story, but I keep wanting to look everything up!

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The Favorite Sister | Jessica Knoll
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It‘s not very often that I request books from Netgalley these days, but man, I loved Jessica Knoll‘s first book, and I just couldn‘t wait to get my hands on this one. I‘m about four chapters in right now and so far, so good. ❤️

riversong153 Let me know your thoughts! I loved her first novel!! 5y
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The Witch of Blackbird Pond | Elizabeth George Speare
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I finished my second book of the year today. The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a classic, and I can‘t believe it took me so long to get to it. The book tells the story of 16-year-old Kit who, before the Revolutionary War, relocates from Barbados to Connecticut, where she struggles to adjust to her new Puritan life. Great read.

shanebeth loved this book when I was little!! 5y
Brenda Wow,that's an old one. I'm 63 and I remember reading it in grade school for my first book report. 🤓 5y
MarriedtoMrT I ❤️❤️❤️ this book so much! 5y
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KrystleTheBookSlayer I loved this book, I plan to read it again for #throwbackreadathon 5y
Sills @Kristyngansen I purchased "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" novel set for my middle schoolers on a recommendation. Hope they have good discussion while reading it. 5y
jpmcwisemorgan I haven‘t read this since I was a kid. I wonder if I should re-read it this year, hmmm...? 5y
Kristyngansen @jpmcwisemorgan I‘m going with yes! 🙂 5y
Kristyngansen @Krystle1 I loved it, too! Great pick for the readathon 🙂 5y
Kristyngansen @Sills I think they will! There is plenty to discuss! 🙂 5y
Kristyngansen @MarriedtoMrT me too! ❤️ 5y
Kristyngansen @Brenda sometimes the classics are the best reads! ❤️ 5y
Kristyngansen @shanebeth I can‘t believe I missed it as a child! 5y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Look at what came out today, Littens! So excited to share this story with the world. 🙂🙂🙂

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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly

“Somewhere in a corner of our hearts, we are always twenty.” ❤️❤️

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Prodigal | Rektok Ross
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I finished my first book of 2018 today. 🎉 Prodigal by Rektok Ross follows high school senior Lexy as she navigates her senior year of high school in a new place, with new friends, and with new life circumstances. It‘s a cute story and I enjoyed it. 🙂

alvingregorio What a great start! 5y
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Cowboy and the Unicorn | Kristyn Gansen
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Have you seen these lamps before? This is one of the two coolest things I got for Christmas. #ilovelamp

Bookishlybree YES! I'VE BEEN WANTING ONE FOR A WHILE NOW :) 5y
Purrfectpages Just started seeing them on here a few weeks ago! 5y
Joriebooks I have one. My husband surprised me with it a couple of years ago. It‘s now my bedside lamp. ❤️📚💡 5y
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Kristyngansen @Joriebooks that‘s where I‘m going to put it, too. ❤️ 5y
Kristyngansen @Purrfectpages so cool, right?! 5y
Kristyngansen @BreesBooks28 get one! It‘s way cooler than I expected! 5y
Eggs Want this 😍 5y
Redwritinghood I ordered one for myself. Can‘t wait to get it. 5y
Cortg Wow! I might need to make a purchase. 5y
Simona 😍😍😍 Ooo, I need this! 5y
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#2018goals @Wbabdullah
1. I read 84 books this year, so I‘m going to shoot for 100 in 2018, I think. 😬
2. Lilac Girls. I started it last night. Is that cheating?
3. I have to new chapter books coming out in 2018. Grandma and the Willow Tree will be out in January. 😁
4. I haven‘t signed up for any - still trying to observe how they work.
5. My coffee mug, always and everywhere. 😜
Happy 2018, Littens! #happynewyear

Wbabdullah Awesome! Congrats on your new book releases!!😍 5y
Kristyngansen @Wbabdullah thank you! Happy New Year! 🎉🎉 5y
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I‘ve been on a long car ride today and listened to the audiobook of Reckless Magic by Rachel Higginson. It took me a while to get into it, but i loved the end of it. I will definitely read/listen to the next books in the series.

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Cowboy and the Unicorn | Kristyn Gansen
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One of my favorite quotes. I like to read the popular books of course, but I try to throw in something a little different once in a while. 🙂

CarolynM Love this quote. I have it on a magnet on my fridge. 5y
UwannaPublishme 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 5y
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Lilac Girls: A Novel | Martha Hall Kelly
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My #bookclub is reading Lilac Girls this month.
I received it@for Christmas, so I‘m going to get started on it now! #18toreadin2018

Hollie I just finished the audio recently, it is a good one! 5y
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“Obscenity is the distinguishing hallmark of a sadly limited vocabulary.”

Love this quote. ❤️

2BR02B Actually, multiple studies have found correlations between swearing and higher levels of verbal fluency and overall intelligence. So Eleanor's got that ish backwards. 5y
Eggs Soooo there's a silver lining 5y
Kristyngansen @2BR02B haha I‘ve got a few chapters left yet, but it seems to me that Eleanor has quite a few things backwards. 😬 5y
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Castle of Water: A Novel | Dane Huckelbridge
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Also a new Christmas gift I‘m excited about. 😍 #18toreadin2018

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