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LeafingThroughLife

LeafingThroughLife

Joined August 2016

Http://leafingthroughlife.blogspot.com
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Good advice, I think.

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The mysterious golden sky orb has returned to the land of monsoonery! I must read outside while the orb gives us this light! #toomuchrain #thoughtisawtheark #yaysun

MrBook 😆👏🏻🙌🏻🍻 3d
MicheleinPhilly Oh my gosh, YES. It has been absolutely dreadful here all week. Everything is soggy and musty and GROSS. 3d
LeafingThroughLife @MicheleinPhilly I‘m leaving on vacation to Seattle next week, and I keep joking that I have to go there to get some sun! 🤣 I‘m definitely not into PA‘s summer monsoon trend. 🤦‍♀️ 2d
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This morning‘s mission: getting an oil change. A lame way to spend a beautiful Saturday morning, but this book is making it better!

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The Chelsea Girls | Fiona Davis
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Sunday afternoon books and baseball. ⚾️ 📚 📖

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Neverwhere | Neıl Gaıman
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Not to worry, there‘s still plenty of room *between* the #shelves for new books. Right.... ....right? #30JuneBooks

Nute I use the ‘between space‘ in many places!😂 3w
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Eggs Lovely stack🌈 3w
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It‘s finally beautiful outside and I‘m spending all my time with a book filled with snow. 🤷🏻‍♀️

marleed We had so much snow this winter. I‘d be happy if I only experienced snow from a book for several winters to come. 1mo
LeafingThroughLife @marleed Agreed! I much prefer fictional snow! 1mo
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Praise Song for the Butterflies | Bernice L. McFadden
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Mehso-so

I have mixed feelings about this story of an African girl given by her father into slavery at a religious shrine in a misguided effort to save her family from a rash of bad fortune. It‘s a fast moving story on a difficult topic that is still somehow compulsively readable. However, the writing style is so straightforward and simple, it almost feels totally artless and seems to quickly gloss over plot points that would benefit from more detail.

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Praise Song for the Butterflies | Bernice L. McFadden
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You know what‘s weird? When you‘re reading a book about something truly appalling but it is written in such a way that it is a quick, easy, unputdownable read. You know what else is weird? Googling the author and finding out she went to school in the town where you live. #SmallWorldAfterAll

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After the End | Clare Mackintosh
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The book mail has been very very good to me. 😃📚

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I wish I had more time for you today, zombies.

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My first day totally off from work in 14 days straight, and a challenging 14 days they were. This calls for breakfast in a book fort. 🤣 Again.

candority Enjoy your day off! 📚 2mo
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This one, on its face, looks like a domestic drama of entitled people, and it is. That said, a vacation in paradise gone awry set against a Puerto Vallerta in crisis highlights how looks can be terribly deceiving and what it looks like when privilege run amok. If you‘re looking for likeable characters, look elsewhere. If you‘re looking for a domestic drama that transforms into something a little meatier, definitely give this one a try.

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Come Sunday: A Novel | Isla Morley
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Ok, now, who‘s the wise guy that bought all these and brought them to my house? I *guess* I‘ll keep them since they clearly need a home....but where? 🤔#booksale #bookaholic #bookhaul

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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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I loved this one. I very much enjoyed meeting the various characters that populate Lansquenet and Vianne‘s easy, common sense way with them. The prose is beautifully descriptive, and I‘ve never been more hungry for chocolate. I loved the movie, but the book easily surpasses it!

Brewychock48 I loved the book and the movie📖💖🎞️📼 2mo
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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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1. Chocolat by Joanne Harris, Everything‘s Eventual by Stephen King
2. 🤣 Or 🥴
3. 👍🏻😬🤔
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Chocolat | Joanne Harris
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Finally a nice “open window” day for reading. I spent the day so far shopping with a friend..... at a chocolate shop. I‘m an easy mark for chocolate sales while reading this book with its delicious prose. Glad to have a few minutes of downtime to read this afternoon! 😀

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Got some pretty bookmail while I was gone. This is historical fiction set in Shanghai during World War II which sounds like a interesting twist on fiction set during that era. Thanks @WilliamMorrowBooks !

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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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The last flight of the last workation should be good for The Last Book Party, am I right?

JanuarieTimewalker13 Ooooh, this book sounds good! Stacking! 3mo
LeafingThroughLife @JanuarieTimewalker13 So far, its excellent! Made my time on the plane pass quick! 😀 3mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 Good to know!! Thank you🌸 (edited) 3mo
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I loved this hilarious tale about the unbelievable adventures of a Swede with a laissez-faire attitude, an allergy to politics, a penchant for vodka, and a talent for blowing things up. It‘s a totally absurd story and a wild way to explore history as the 100-year-old man in question unwittingly shapes the course of it, but the characters are lovable and I can count on only one hand how many times I‘ve laughed so hard at a book.

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I gotta say, when I started this book, I definitely was not expecting a tongue in cheek tour of world history with no small amount of satire aimed at the madness of politics. But I like it. 😄

wordzie 😁❤ the quote 3mo
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So many things I should be doing today. Like putting down this book and putting on real pants. Obviously those things are not happening.

wordzie 😁❤ 3mo
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A fraternity of broken hearts. 💔

wordzie 💝 3mo
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Traveling for work this week. I brought this one along to try and squeeze in a little reading.

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The Scent Keeper | Erica Bauermeister
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That (great) feeling when you think “Jeez, it‘s been a long time since I‘ve seen anything new from *insert author whose books you enjoy here.* I wonder if they have anything new coming out soon” and when you look them up on Goodreads they actually *do.* Looking forward to reading this new one by Erica Bauermeister. She‘s an author I discovered through book blogging, and I just loved The School of Essential Ingredients!

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Fair point, no? 🤔

wordzie 👍 3mo
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It‘s never too late for that #riotgrams “book and a mug” prompt that I missed, right? It‘s been a long, crappy week at work and this mug suits my mood going into Friday just about perfectly. It probably doesn‘t suit a book about female West Point cadets though. 🤔

AmyG Hahaha. That mug. 4mo
wordzie 😁😂...your mug though! 3mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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When you go to the little free library to drop off (not pick up, for crying out loud) some books because you have alarmingly too many books and find the only Kate Morton you don‘t have on your shelves already (well, that wasn‘t released about a minute ago). Please note: I haven‘t read any of said Kate Morton books. Please also note: I have a PROBLEM. Will no one stop me???

BookishMarginalia Nope — 1) it‘s a good problem to have 2) most of us have it too 3) embrace it! 💜 4mo
sprainedbrain Well I‘m not going to stop you! Love Kate Morton‘s books! ❤️ 4mo
LeafingThroughLife @sprainedbrain Glad to hear from a Kate Morton fan. Here‘s hoping I‘m one, too. I seem to have a lot of her books! 🤣 4mo
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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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This was good, very good. 5 unique points of view that were perfectly voiced. 4 coming of age stories of 4 women spun in wildly different directions by an ill fated mission work in the Congo. One chapter about the slow falling under the sway of an abusive husband that might be the best single chapter of fiction I‘ve read in a very long time. A truly compelling exploration of the “shifting terrain between righteousness and what‘s right.”

TrishB Great review 👍🏻 loved this book too. 4mo
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Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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Oh that sunshine. ☀️😍 I‘m technically in between books, so a perfect time to dig into another Stephen King short. #currentlyreading #riotgrams

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Swing | Philip Beard
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I know today is a football day, but for me, football is just something that happens while I wait for it to be baseball season again. #riotgrams #sportsofallsorts #baseball

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Just a #shelfie of a few of my many unread books for #riotgrams 📚

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Hmmmm. 🤔 #politics

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A little bit of a wider angle of my “book fort” which in actuality is my plunder from the first friends of the library book sale of the year. I always make out great at this one, and this year is no different. Sure, I‘ll need a few lifetimes to read the books I already have on my shelves, but why should that stop me from getting more? 🤣

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The Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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Some people have tables. As for me, I enjoy breakfast in a book fort. 🤣

LauraBeth 😂👏👏 5mo
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The Cassandra | Sharma Shields
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Another interesting addition to Mt. TBR. My early year TBR is full of World War II historical fiction of all kinds.

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Finally got another audiobook from Libby. Glad it‘s this one. So far it‘s made me laugh out loud often and almost cry and that‘s all within the first hour....

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Annelies: A Novel | David R. Gillham
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So much good #bookmail this year so far. Gillham imagines Anne Frank‘s life had she survived the Holocaust. Looking forward to reading this one!

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I‘m not usually much for short stories, even though I wish I was, but I‘ve been enjoying these so far. It‘s been too long since I read any Stephen King. Whimsical holiday sloth pants pair well with a good horror story, right? 🤔

SassyBookworm Love your pj pants! 5mo
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Poisonwood Bible | Barbara Kingsolver
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This one is finally getting its moment since it‘s the February selection for my book group. It‘s been on my shelves longer than I can remember!

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Mixing it up and actually *reading* a book on this Kindle contraption instead of just buying more. Also, the sun is out for the second day in a row. What kind of madness is this??

cathysaid Right?!? Almost 48 hours of sun here in ATL. Feels like Spring Break! 6mo
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Wunderland: A Novel | Jennifer Cody Epstein
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Got some exciting book mail today. I enjoyed The Painter from Shanghai, so I‘m looking forward to this new one from Jennifer Cody Epstein! #bookmail

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Here are the 9 best books I read this year. Now, just imagine a copy of Sourdough by Robin Sloan on top and you‘ve got my top 10! #Bestof2018 #2018FavoriteBook

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Finished wrapping the presents last night which means a little extra reading time on this Christmas Eve!

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Pretty #bookmail 😊 looking forward to reading this one!

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Lots of cleaning and Christmas prep to get done today, but I‘m trying to make some time to get into a new book, too!

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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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Bailedbailed

I can‘t believe it, but my first ever read of Rainbow Rowell is going to be a DNF. I was super excited to start this one, but for the first 75 pages I was mostly just bored and/or irritated at this book‘s many unlikeable characters. Next!

Reviewsbylola I loved the premise of this one but was left underwhelmed too. 7mo
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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Just minding my own business, reading The Gown. Why do I feel like I‘m being watched? 🤔

Cinfhen Ha 😂 7mo
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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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Ah the week of Thanksgiving, when my desire to read more returns with force but doesn‘t necessarily bring the *time* to read more with it. This one‘s off to a promising start. Here‘s hoping to spend some quality time with it this week!

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