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Lauram
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this story about an ex-con and the police officer who put her behind bars. But I appreciate it for being a distraction during my stressful week.

Jas16 I didn‘t love this one either. 1w
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Lauram
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Taking some calming breaths while I watch the light on the changing leaves and listen to a new book.

Texreader Beautiful 1w
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Lauram
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I‘m excited for my Friday night plans- new book, chocolate, and a very early bedtime.

LauraJ Sounds lovely 🖤 2w
Christine Perfection. 2w
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Lauram
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Lauram
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Day 3 #7days7covers #covercrush

The tomato tart is one of the best things I‘ve ever made.

VioletBramble I love this cookbook. 3w
Suet624 Do you have to have a million different instruments and equipment to make the recipes? I always get stuck not having the tools. 3w
Lauram @Suet624 I don‘t think so? Sometimes ATK recipes require expensive ingredients or spices I wouldn‘t ever use again. I either omit them or use something else. 3w
Suet624 Thanks for the info! 3w
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Lauram
Daphne: A Novel | Justine Picardie
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Forgotten Garden | Kate Morton
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Day 1 #7days7covers #covercrush

My thanks to @megnews @TamTracy @Hooked_on_books @Suelizbeth @Texreader for inviting me to share my favorite covers. I‘m not sure there‘s anyone left to tag!

SilversReviews A FAVORITE book AND a GORGEOUS cover. (edited) 4w
Texreader Yay! I have this book but not read it yet 4w
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Lauram
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Pickpick

“I‘m in search of something more than a new place, though. I‘m in search of a feeling and a state of being: that magical time when you can‘t possibly predict what‘s going to happen next or whom you are going to meet or where they are going to take you. In this state, everything flows, every surprise is a delight, and new people guide you to special adventures.” 💜

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Lauram
Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Mehso-so

Switching from ebook to audiobook was the only way I could get through this book. I had high hopes for this one but thought it was only ok. Other members of my bookclub agreed that the political and environmental issues addressed in the story were heavy handed and more like a lecture. That being said, we all really enjoyed Mary Treat and would like to know more about her.

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Lauram
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I‘m hosting book club on Thursday and started the nearly weeklong preparation by finalizing my 5 selections for the group vote and pulling together a selection of wines. I can‘t wait to see what the group picks!

Trashcanman 🤜👀🤗🤗🤗🤗 1mo
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Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Thank you @britt_brooke I had so much fun opening this packet of bookmarks. ❤️ the sticker. Thanks again! 😁#bookmarkswap

britt_brooke 🤗 2mo
LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2mo
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Lauram
Bookmark Days | Scot Gardner
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Thank you @megzlynn . I love it! #bookmarkswap

LibrarianRyan 👍 😁 2mo
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Lauram
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I‘m ending the day on a positive note following a stressful day at work. I‘ve started a new book and am enjoying live music on this beautiful Wednesday night.

Bookwormjillk I hope tomorrow is better! 2mo
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Lauram
The Assistants | Camille Perri
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Mehso-so

For some reason, reading about financial crimes makes me nervous. My intense dislike for the handsome attorney nearly ruined the book for me.

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Lauram
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It‘s here! Thank you! @britt_brooke

britt_brooke 💚 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
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Lauram
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Tonight, I was determined to make some progress on the tagged audiobook and collect some XP in the city square. I‘ve always liked the look of this building and would love to visit the upper floors.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Its here! Thanks you, @megzlynn I‘m looking forward to opening day. 😁

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh. 2mo
megzlynn Hope you love it! 💕 2mo
Lauram @megzlynn I‘m sure I will love it! It‘s going to be really tough to wait a week. 2mo
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megzlynn @Lauram I know! 2mo
Lauram @megzlynn I‘m going to include the sealed envelope in all future posts. 2mo
megzlynn @Lauram Sounds good!! 2mo
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Bookmark | G. L. Tomas
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I forgot to take a photo of the packages that I went out today. It‘s really rare for there to be no line at the post offices I visit, but today I was in luck. There were 2 other visitors making their way to mail packages, but I made sure I won that race and only remembered the photo when they were taken from me. My packages should be delivered on Saturday. #bookmarkswap @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan yeahh 2mo
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Just a Normal Tuesday | Kim Turrisi
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#Two4Tuesday @TheSpineView

1. My favorite part-time job was sorting and shelving library books.

2. I go back to work tomorrow to start my 20th year in the schools. After all this time, I‘m still surprised I ended up working with children.

TheSpineView I admire you for teaching. Not something I could do. 2mo
Lauram @TheSpineView I couldn‘t teach either! I‘m an occupational therapist employed by a school district. Teachers deserve every bit of admiration, recognition, and money. My home state has made teaching difficult. (edited) 2mo
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Lauram
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At book club tonight, there was laughter, yummy cheese grits, and strong feelings expressed for/against the tagged book. I was too distracted by the newest family members (sisters Nebula and Ruth Bader Ginsburg) to offer much of an opinion.

LiteraryinLititz What sweet faces! 2mo
rretzler 😻 2mo
brit91 Cutie pies!😻😻 2mo
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Dragonfairykats Awww, so cute! I er 2mo
Dragonfairykats Ack! Hit send too early! I really liked the book, enough to buy it afterwards 2mo
tammysue Aww cute! 💗 2mo
8little_paws Cute little ones 😍 2mo
Crazeedi Adorable!! So very sweet!😻😻 2mo
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Lauram
Z - A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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I‘m enjoying a new audiobook on this gorgeous evening. George has led me to my dad‘s house to find something to kill.

Crazeedi Great book!! 3mo
brit91 😻😻😻😻😻 3mo
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Lauram
The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Pickpick

I started this late last night and couldn‘t put it down until I‘d finished the book. It‘s funny, enjoyable, and completely predictable. #LitsyAtoZ

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Lauram
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I‘m taking a quick break from my back to work errands to start this book I won earlier this year.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I managed to fit in a book each day for #TheReadingRush for a total of 2088 pages read.

Camp Austen ⭐️⭐️
All The Way Home ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y‘all Don‘t Even Know ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ready Player One ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
On Turpentine Road ⭐️⭐️
My Oxford Year ⭐️⭐️⭐️
You‘ll Always Have Tara ⭐️⭐️

@Andrew65

wanderinglynn Congrats! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
Andrew65 That‘s a great total and a lot of books finished. Well done, a wonderful achievement. 👏👏👏🙌😊 🥳🎊🎉 (edited) 3mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

Aside from knowing Garfield was born in the Cleveland area, I knew very little about his time as POTUS or his murder. I thought this book was one of the best I‘d read this year (leaving aside my feelings about AG Bell). It‘s astonishing to me that it took so long for germ theory/sterile practices to become recognized in medical practice. Garfield‘s death was gruesome and unnecessary.

Lauram The photo was taken last fall along the canal towpath where Garfield worked when he was young. It‘s one of my favorite walking spots. 3mo
Bookwormjillk Where is that? 3mo
Lauram @bookwormjillk The Ohio and Erie Canal in the National Park. This photo was taken in the Valley View/Sagamore Hills area. 3mo
Bookwormjillk @Lauram cool! We walk in the park a lot when we‘re in town. Didn‘t know about the Garfield connection 3mo
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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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I‘m attending my first PD for the upcoming school year. The content this morning was a bit dry and repetitive and I expect the same this afternoon. I‘m going to start book 5 for #TheReadingRush

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Lauram
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Day 4, Book #4 of #thereadingrush

I‘ve enjoyed waking up early to start my day with an hour or two of reading. 📚

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Lauram
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There‘s just no way to make this picture look good. It‘s dark, loud, and cold in here. I‘m up for Auntie of the Year award and happy that the kids don‘t need me to move from this corner of the waiting room. Day 2 of #TheReadingRush

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Lauram
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Pickpick

I picked this library book to meet #LetterG requirement of my #LitsyAtoZ. It‘s one of the best books I‘ve read this year. Clementine‘s story is heartbreaking and tragic.

“When you don‘t belong to a country, the world decides that you don‘t deserve a thing.”

😢

DebinHawaii I really loved this one. It was great in audiobook too. 📚❤️ 3mo
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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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A perfect Monday morning. I think it‘s going to be a great week. #thereadingrush

Andrew65 Hope you enjoy this, a book I keep meaning to get to. 3mo
Lauram @Andrew65 I am really enjoying this book! I‘m listening to the soundtrack on Hoopla and I‘ve been distracting myself with texts to my brother in law. I think he‘d really like this book. 3mo
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Lauram
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I can‘t imagine anything better than a 7 day Readathon with #TheReadingRush before I kick back to work preparation into high gear. My TBR pile has been assembled.

Eyelit Nice! I‘ve got my list compiled, I just haven‘t gathered the books together yet. I should get on that! 😁 3mo
Andrew65 A great TBR! 3mo
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Lauram
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For anyone who may be looking for children‘s books, this was an ad that popped up today on my Facebook feed. The sale ends at 11:59 TONIGHT.

https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/teaching-tools/articles/50-books-for--50--re...

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Lauram
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Bailedbailed

This book is making me anxious. I probably should give it 20 or so more pages before I officially bail, but there are so many books waiting to be read. I‘ll try again in a few months.

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Lauram
Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Pickpick

Wow. I really liked this book and found it impossible to put down.

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Lauram
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I started this library book during the drive to the lake this morning with my dad. The tall ships have returned for a weekend visit.

Texreader Tall ships are amazing!! 3mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 3mo
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Lauram
Johnstown Flood | David McCullough
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Pickpick

I finished this book 4 months ago for #Johnstownread. This was my third book by McCullough and probably my favorite of the three. McCullough gives plenty of information that helped me to better understand all of the factors that made the flood so disastrous.

Lauram A friend of mine read the book with me. On Friday and Saturday, we went on a mini road trip to visit the Johnstown area. The above pictures are from our tour. We walked on dam remnants, went inside the exclusive clubhouse that was once lakefront property, drove by the stone bridge that blocked burning debris, and visited the cemetery where the flood victims were buried.

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Librarybelle I need to visit Johnstown and visit the sites as well. It sounds like a good visit, but yet also a humbling one. Thank you for sharing! 3mo
Amiable Oh, I loved this one, too. I‘m a big fan of McCullough and I thought this was one of his best. 3mo
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Crazeedi @Lauram do you live in PA? Ive been through Johnstown but have never visited the places. I've read a couple great books about the flood, so sad the things that were ignored 3mo
Crazeedi @Librarybelle then you can drive 90 minutes north and visit me!😉😍 3mo
Lauram @Librarybelle I‘ll give you plenty of notification if there‘s another McCullough trip in my future! The NPS tour around the dam and lake was really great. (edited) 3mo
Lauram @Crazeedi No, I don‘t live I. PA. I‘m in North East Ohio. 3mo
Crazeedi @Lauram ❤👍 3mo
Crazeedi @Lauram you're close to me anyway I'm sure, we vacation at pymatuning, we live near venango/clarion/butler county line! 3mo
kspenmoll This was such a great book! 3mo
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Lauram
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Mehso-so

I finally finished this book last week after numerous attempts over the last few months. There‘s a lot going on in this book- timeline changes, side stories of minor characters, and twists that (too) neatly wrap up the story.

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Lauram
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Friday night in the park #Litsywalkers

rather_be_reading gorgeous 😍 4mo
JacqMac Beautiful! 4mo
JaclynW Lovely. 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm It looks mysterious..love it 👍 4mo
mcipher So gorgeous!! ♥️ 3mo
Ericalambbrown That picture is amazing! 😍 3mo
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Summer Nights | Susan Mallery
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I didn‘t listen to an audiobook tonight. Instead, had a nice walk with my sister and listened to nature. #Litsywalkers

DivineDiana Gorgeous! 💗 3mo
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After I Do: A Novel | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Stated listening to a new book while walking and Pottering along the creek.

Bookwormjillk Beautiful! 4mo
Bklover Pretty! 4mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

“Why does the typical adventuring group consist of a wizard, a warrior, and a rogue, anyway? It should really be a wizard, a warrior, and a rich guy. Otherwise who‘s going to pay for all the swords and spells and hotel rooms?”

I really want Robin Sloan to be my friend.

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X Marks the Scot | Victoria Roberts
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Late afternoons are the best part of our day. He enjoys the warm patio bricks and I‘m working on #LitsyAtoZ.

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The Knockoff | Lucy Sykes, Jo Piazza
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I am beyond excited to finally eat some cake and make progress on this book.

QuietlyLaura Yum! 😍🤤 4mo
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Lauram
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Pickpick

My book club gave this one a pick when we met last night. I know there‘s little (possibly very little) historical accuracy in this story, but I enjoyed how the author imagined the relationship between da Vinci and Michelangelo and the creation of their most famous works of art.

Crazeedi I've had the in my tbr for quite some time! 4mo
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Lauram
Not Even Bones | Rebecca Schaeffer
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Mehso-so

I‘d intended to read this in April for a #buddyread with @LibrarianRyan and @Cinfhen but work duties disrupted most of my reading plans this spring. Overall, I‘m ambivalent about this book and don‘t feel like I need to read others from the series (yet to be published). This story includes supernatural beings, gory details, and torture.

LibrarianRyan I have not even started it. Life for in the way. Cindhen DNFes it. 4mo
Cinfhen I thought it was just gross @LibrarianRyan I‘m glad I bailed early on 4mo
Cinfhen And I donated my copy to the local library and the librarian was SOOOO HAPPY 🥰 @LibrarianRyan they almost never have NEW RELEASES!!!! (edited) 4mo
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Lauram @Cinfhen- book people are so nice! 😊 4mo
Cinfhen I was gifted this book from @LibrarianRyan so I felt it deserved to be read instead of sitting on my shelf!!!! 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Cinfhen that‘s awesome. 4mo
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Lauram
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There‘s not a lot of Litsy love for this book, but I‘m going to give it a try.

Exbrarian 💕 🐱Don't know about the book, but I love the black kitty.
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rretzler 😻 4mo
Lauram @Exbrarian I love the black kitty, too! George was sick last week, I‘m just glad he‘s nearly back to begging people food and waking me at 3 am for cuddles. 4mo
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Lauram
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Tonight, I‘m taking advantage of a quiet hotel room with an interesting book and a solid plan for my next meal.

charl08 Sounds like heaven. 4mo
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Lauram
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I couldn‘t be happier with my plan for this afternoon.

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Lauram
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Mehso-so

This book is a biography but historical fiction would be a more accurate description.

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Lauram
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Bailedbailed

I have very little experience with self-help books. So it‘s probably unfair for me to say that there‘s nothing new here. Topics include: connecting to a higher power, positive affirmations, and the benefits of meditation. I thought it might be interesting, but it wasn‘t for me.