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LibraryLovingMommy

LibraryLovingMommy

Joined July 2018

Books. Babies. Bargains. @LibraryLovingMommy
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Pg 308

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Pg xii

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(It came, over and over, down to this: what made someone a mother? Was it biology alone, or was it love?)
Pg. 258

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Pg xx

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Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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Pg 262

"The way people interpret a situation often says more about them than it does about the situation. ... We see everything through the filter of our own desires and regrets, hopes and fears."

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Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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Pg 223

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Pg. 199
On joining motherhood

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Pg xvi

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Light We Lost | Jill Santopolo
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Captivating narrative. Loved the reality of Lucy's perspective on motherhood and societal expectations. The analogy of relationships like different types of fire is 🔥. Trigger warning: 9/11 descriptions. (Audio)

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Quirky point of view with a bit of mystery. Enjoyed it. (Audio)

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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My second Christina Lauren book. Authentic characters. The respective siblings of the bride and groom are forced to take an all-expenses-paid honeymoon posing as the newlyweds. Hilarity ensues. Will make you rethink the concept of "luck."

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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My first Backman novel but I'm hooked. Loved this heartwarming take of a curmudgeon and his pesky neighbors. Laughed out loud and got emotional while reading. (Audio)

DebinHawaii Such a great book! 📚💜 4mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Worth all the hype. Not interested in politics at all but loved all the "insider" details. Hearing it read by the author was magical. (Audio)

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pg 325-326
Re: time

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pg 325
Re: death

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Pg 287

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Dumplin' | Julie Murphy
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Really enjoyed this YA novel. Great voice and distinct cast of characters. Insightful perspectives on body image, beauty, and confidence. Looking forward to reading companion novel Puddin' soon. (Audio)

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Well-written true crime novel that uses the right amount of detail. If you listen to this as an audiobook, be sure to get a copy of the book to reference the timeline, cast or characters, and maps/diagrams. Enjoyed the chapters most where the authors voice and perspective were shared. Appreciated the epilogue in the audio version on Libby. (Audio)

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This book made me do some really hard introspection about the kind of parent I want to be vs. the parent I am today. Waffled between thinking everyone should parent like this and thinking "this is absolutely ridiculous! How could this ever work?" Making my co-parent read so we can discuss. Challenges our cultural norms regarding child rearing and schooling. (Audio)

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Could relate to author more since she's closer to my age than a lot of celeb memoir-writers. Not quite as much meat to this book as others I've read of late but still enjoyable. (Audio)

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We Were Liars | E Lockhart
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Wouldn't recommend the audio version because the book contains a map and family tree that I found very helpful to reference as I read. Don't read reviews or you'll encounter spoilers. Just read the book!

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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This book had made me a more thoughtful human. Seeing the world through Annika's eyes developed a greater understanding of people on the autism spectrum. I don't want to spoil the plot so I won't say much else but I highly recommend this love story about second chances and courage.

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The Girl He Used to Know | Tracey Garvis Graves
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"The way you navigate the world will never be more important than the type of person you are." Pg 194

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Holy moly! I've been reading a lot of ya romance lately so I forgot how detailed adult romance novels can get. It was a good surprise. This sexy novel includes lovable characters and I finished it quickly. I'll definitely be picking up other books by the author duo.

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Funny and honest. Some strong love yourself messages. (Audio)

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Listen as an audio book. I'm a huge fan of hers already so not surprised I enjoyed it. She is very raw and honest. Includes some juicy celeb stories. (Audio)

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I'm Fine... and Other Lies | Whitney Cummings
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Didn't expect to like this book but was very impressed with it. Vulnerable and real. (Audio)

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I'm Fine... and Other Lies | Whitney Cummings
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"Protecting people from the aftermath of their choices isn't thoughtful or benevolent; it just takes away their ability to grow." Pg 83

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Good conclusion to the Summer Series by Jenny Han. I liked the chapters from different perspectives and the realistic depiction of the strain in family relationships as kids begin to make independent decisions that parents don't support.

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I'm Fine... and Other Lies | Whitney Cummings
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"When I'm feeling judgemental about other people's choices, it helps to remember that the engine of these behaviors can be a deep fear and disconnection from oneself." Pg 137

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A must-read for parents! This book is loaded with research without feeling overly-academic. Full of antecdotes and book recommendations. Chapter 9 is a Q&A of how to implement reading aloud in your home TODAY and details the impact of a 3-month reading experiment on a middle-class family.
I dog-eared so many pages as aha! moments hit me while reading.

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Super fast read. 4 short essays and a lot of neat book-loving images/cartoons/quotes.
Will resonate with readers. Could work great as a coffee table book if you are into that kind of book display. Recommend. Read in one sitting.

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Pg 16

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"It is her voice I hear when I reread my favorite books from childhood." page 9 essay entitled "Autobiography of a Bookworm" by Guinevere de la Mare

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Pg 8

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Since my Mom is battling cancer, parts of this book hit close to home for me. Good continuation of the first in the series.

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"Sometimes it's like people are a million times more beautiful to you in your mind. It's like you see them through a special lens- but maybe if it's how you see them, that's how they really are. It's like the whole tree falling in the forest thing." Pg 47

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Light summer romance with a twist. Makes me nostalgic for the beach.

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Enjoyed this conclusion to the TATBILB trilogy. Appreciated that the author explored more of the family dynamics in this book.

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Pg 8

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Pg xv
"Reading out loud is probably the least expensive and most effective intervention we can make for the good of our families, and for the wider culture."

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Pg xiii

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Pg 47

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"I know now that I don't want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all."
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"I don't think a girl ever gets over losing her mom. I'm an adult and it's completely normal and expected for my mom to be dead, but I still feel orphaned sometimes." She smiles at me. "But that's just inescapable, right? When you lose someone in there still hurts, that's when you know the love was real." Pg 310

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"People come in and out of your life. For a time they are your world; they are everything. And then one day they're not. There's no telling how long you will have them near." Pg 334

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As I've said in previous reviews, I'm a sucker for a good YA romance. Had my heart racing like a giddy teenager.

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"I'd rather have just kept reading in companionable silence." Pg 187

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I'm a sucker for a good YA romance. This was delightful. The complex dynamics in the Song family add unique dimensions to the characters. As a teen, I repeatedly enjoyed the film "She's All That" and this book gave me some nostalgia for that period of my life. Can't wait to dive into the second book and check out the Netflix adaptation.

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Appreciate the accessibility and organization of this book. Easy to quickly find information you are seeking about topics such as tantrums, screen time, lying, bullying, etc. and it is delivered in bite-size chunks with practical suggestions for implementing strategies.