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LaurenAsh

LaurenAsh

Joined April 2016

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Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
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Final sandy beach book...not completed on the beach, but this book brought some sand home!

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The Serpent's Tale | Ariana Franklin
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Second sandy beach book DONE 🩴🐚🏖️

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First sandy beach book DONE 🏖️🐚🩴

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My first Joan Didion.

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I wanted a little more at the end, but it satisfied my craving for a twisty, creepy mystery.

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Before You Know Kindness | Chris Bohjalian
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This book reminded me of this poem (from where I'm assuming it takes its title 😀)

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Pax, Journey Home | Sara Pennypacker
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Bedtime reading with my daughter...bittersweet.

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Before You Know Kindness | Chris Bohjalian
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6 years...Wow! I tend to go through periods where I'm very active here and then trail off a little depending on my life, 😆but whenever I pop in here I'm met with, hands down, the best community (not to mention, the best content)!

Tagging the book I'm currently reading since I didn't get around to posting about it yet!

sprainedbrain Happy Litsyversary! 🎉 3mo
Clwojick Happy Litsyversary!!! 💙💖💚 3mo
DivineDiana Wishing you many more years of celebrating the love of books! 👏🏻📚❤️ 2mo
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Bedtime book with my daughter. We love this little series

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Open: An Autobiography | Andre Agassi
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I've never picked up a tennis racket or watched a tennis match, but I picked this one up and boy, oh, boy, it is SO good.

CarolynM Great book. 3mo
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Willodeen | Katherine Applegate
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Bedtime story with my daughter...so lovely. We both loved it.

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So excited about my book mail this week!

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Open: An Autobiography | Andre Agassi
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Finished the top one: 👍
Starting the bottom one: 🤞

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The Beatryce Prophecy | Kate DiCamillo
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My daughter and I finished this beautiful book tonight. Kate DiCamillo never disappoints me. ❤️

Blueberry You're right, her books are always wonderful. Adding to my tbr. 5mo
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Horror in the snow ❄️ (My reading never lines up with the right time of year 🤣)

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Thanks @Ddzmini for tagging me! I don't think there's such a thing as Monday funday, so I'm just going to say I'm late posting this!

1) I really like "micro-nonfiction", an entire book devoted to something that otherwise might be thought of as a small topic.
2) They're generally about subjects I would know absolutely nothing about.
3) I tagged the book I have read and here's one TBR: Salt by Mark Kurlansky

SRWCF Salt is sooooo good! I listened to the audio book years ago, and I was not disappointed. 5mo
LaurenAsh Ohhhh, I might have to move it up the list, then! I read another book by him years ago and enjoyed it! 5mo
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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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My in-between book until I can get to the library 🥃

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Finished this, and just WOW.

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Early morning 2022...Happy New Year!

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The Story of Edgar Sawtelle | David Wroblewski
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❤️💔

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!!!

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🏆

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The Lovers | Vendela Vida
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Short and sweet(ish)

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Borrowed this from the library...I'm going to buy it so I can always have it around.

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Light on Snow | Anita Shreve
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An older Anita Shreve, but the first one for me. Loved her storytelling.

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Powerful. And enlightening, especially to this Ohioan.

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Reading like a wet, not a dry.

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Exit Music | Ian Rankin
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This took forever to get through but I don't blame it on the book...I blame it on life! I jumped way into this series without reading any of the Rebus books before this, and I liked the world.

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Goldengrove: A Novel | Francine Prose
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In beautiful Miami for our 5th wedding anniversary, and I'm reading about a (fictional!) teenager's tragic death and the grief that ensues for the people that loved her...classic pick, Lauren! 😜

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Relevant, funny, and informative...for instance, if you wear makeup and are tired of giving all your money to men, Erin Gibson has done her research in order to completely switch her traditional makeup loot to products made by women-owned, women-run companies.

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Back from vacation, unpacked...sorta...and in my pajamas for reading and relaxing.

ReadingOver50 Looks interesting 3y
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One Day | David Nicholls
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Devoured most of this book on the beach, finished it in the rental house while it rained outside. Fitting.

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One Day | David Nicholls
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Back in the car with my beach read!

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A Mercy | Toni Morrison
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Painful, and captivating as Toni Morrison does so well.

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A Mercy | Toni Morrison
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My first Toni Morrison in a long time...read Beloved in high school, I think, so really looking forward to picking her back up.

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Banishing Verona: A Novel | Margot Livesey
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This was fun!

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True Compass: A Memoir | Edward M. Kennedy
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An expansive history of an incredibly long political career, but the chapter The Living Rose, finally, emotionally speaks to the tragedy, grief, despair, and faith of the Kennedy family that the rest of the book shys away from. This single chapter was the human, the brother, the son, the father, the uncle, speaking, not the politician.

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True Compass: A Memoir | Edward M. Kennedy
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Checked out the large print "doorstop" edition.

Lindy I used to dislike large print because I couldn‘t scan the text as quickly as I could in regular print. Then my eyes got old and now large print is a blessing. 3y
LaurenAsh @Lindy Yes! LP is a treat for my eyes, but the length it creates for books makes it feel like I'm not making any progress sometimes. 3y
Lindy @LaurenAsh Ah, well. I hope you are enjoying the story. 3y
LaurenAsh Thanks, @Lindy 😁 3y
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A Map of Home | Randa Jarrar
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❤️

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Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson
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I told myself I wouldn't drag this book into another month.

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Steve Jobs | Walter Isaacson
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Coffee/Book/Apple break time

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Rainy drive reading...this book feels like ancient history even though it wasn't THAT long ago, but if you want change, vote, vote, vote. (So...make sure you vote)

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My view for reading this week 😁

RaimeyGallant Beautiful! 4y
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Goodreads giveaway delivery!

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Birthday gift yesterday from my baby sister; she knows me so well.

DaveGreen7777 Hope you had an awesome birthday, Lauren! 😊🎂🎁🎈🎉 4y
DivineDiana Wishing you a fabulous year! Books are the best gifts! 🎉📚🎂 4y
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Funny! Some of the pop culture references were a little old, but who's fault is that, really? I actually enjoyed the stories about Kathy's family more so than the celebrity anecdotes. I remember watching her show, Life on the D-List, back in the day, and her parents were naturally hilarious.

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TransAtlantic: A Novel | Colum McCann
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All Hail Dollar Tree!

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Travel Writing | Peter Ferry
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Worth it, if just for the last chapter.

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Spent this rainy morning searching and finding the alphabet.

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Travel Writing | Peter Ferry
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Unexpected shout out to my Alma Mater!

Mdargusch My husband went there too! 4y
LaurenAsh Awesome! OU, Oh Yeah! 4y
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