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Joined September 2016

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Bella Vista | Colette
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Many moons ago I found this sweet book sitting in a basket and it came home with me. All these years it sat waiting to be read. After finding it tucked in a box I decided to finally read it. Before I go to sleep tonight it will be read.

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The Line of Beauty: A Novel | Alan Hollinghurst
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It's a rainy, EF kind of day. To battle my storm anxiety I'm going to escape into a book.

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Mentally I'm in a dark place and trying to read Woolf's diary isn't good for me. So, I'm taking my therapist's advice and switching to another book for my nighttime reading.

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The Portable Veblen: A Novel | Elizabeth Mckenzie
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This month has been difficult in trying to read. Working more, I'll, and then three books I abandoned. Just started this and it's intriguing.

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The Golden Hour: A Novel | Beatriz Williams
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I haven't been feeling well lately and test results are starting to scare me. I came home from work tonight to find this. There really should be a song for book mail.

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Ever see one of those books and you HAD to have it? This is one of those books.

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Dark Blossom | NEEL. MULLICK
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Bailedbailed

I bailed at page 18. Between poor use of language and small issues, baking a cake a week before a party, took me out of the book rather let me fall into it.

And I did skip ahead and found that a therapist had a relationship with a patient. Why is it people in books often overlook professionalism?

I was given a complementary copy for a review.

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I'm in love with this book!

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Last year I closed a nonprofit arts organization that I'd been trying to get off the ground for several years. The idea won't leave me and I'm planning to start a new organization in the upcoming month.

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Paris Wife | Paula McLain
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I read to page 125 before giving up. It felt as if there was something separating me from the book. Hadley seemed to a very boring person without an interest in anything around her. She's living in Paris and she stays in her apartment without getting out and exploring.

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Isn't this the cutest end papers? I adore this paper.

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I saw this on Instagram and I had to have it. Last month I ordered this book and today it was waiting for me. Such a sweet book. I'm seriously considering gifting it this year.

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The Past: A Novel | Tessa Hadley
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Several years ago I decided to step off several bad medications. That caused months of insomnia. In order to cope I grabbed back issues of The New Yorker and read. One of the short stories was Hadley's The Past. When I saw it in the bookstore I bought it. I started this yesterday and wish I could curl up with it and ignore the world for a few days.

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The Stone Carvers | Jane Urquhart
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It's rare for a work of fiction to explore the satisfaction of work. In The Stone Carvers Urquhart explores how a woman can find satisfaction through her work. It's a beautiful work.

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My Valentine's day gift to myself.

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Home | Toni Morrison
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Starting Home today. This is the fourth book of Morrison's I've read and they always leave me in a book hangover.

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The Best American Short Stories 2007 | Stephen King, Heidi Pitlor
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Starting this tonight. Then after finishing this I'll begin on the last volume of Virginia Woolf's diary.

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Spending a second day resting after nearly passing out on Friday. My plan is to rest and read today.

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I stayed awake until 2am finishing this book. It was beautiful, sad and so wonderful. I found that I related to this book more than similar books. This is one of those books I will be giving as gifts.

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Errands to run today, and then starting on this.

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Startsd this Tuesday and I'm loving it. I plan on finishing it today.

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If you're new to a nonprofit and board membership seems like an interesting idea this is a good place to start.

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New Year and I'm back to reading business books. I have 6 on a shelf waiting to be read and then I'll add new books.

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The Stone Carvers | Jane Urquhart
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I plan on finishing this book today.

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This is my New Year's Eve. Happy New Year.

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This lovely surprise was waiting for me tonight. I may have to reconsider my January TBR pile.

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Bailedbailed

This hurts me to write - I had to abandon this book. I made it to page 67 before realizing that I simply didn't like this book. It's an earlier book that uses a lot of the techniques that Saramago used brilliantly in his other books. This feels off. I wanted so sit and read this and enjoy this last book if a favourite author. It simply was not meant to be.

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I found this book very interesting. Looking at: mortgages, student loans and payday loans Fergus explores how fees are harming the middle class. If you're wanting to learn about finance and are unsure about where to start Land of the Fees and The History of the United States in Five Crashes are good starting places.

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What a weird story. If you've ever heard of the Myers-Briggs Personality test and taken the assessment and even if you haven't this is an interesting story about how 2 women came up with this method of defining people. I doubt you will read a more interesting story.

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When my family learned I was reading this book they were afraid I'd get to the point if not wanting to eat much. After reading a selection from The Jungle in high school I refused to eat ground meat. It took nearly 20 years before I ate a hamburger. This book is so good, and frightening. To learn how people ate just 100 years ago is startling. I can't recommend this book enough.

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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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I wanted to like this book. Virginia isn't a likable character and since the story is told through her there's a lot that the reader understands that she doesn't. I found Lorna a far more interesting character. I would have loved to perhaps have seen the book told through noth both women's eyes.

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After a busy and stressful week last week I'm enjoying a day to read the last unread novel by one of my favourite writers.

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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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Starting paperback December. I received this a few weeks ago and it seems interesting. A blustery day today and tomorrow it's supposed to be cold and snowy. A perfect weekend to read.

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As I come down with possible bronchitis I'm going to rest today and read a new book. I'm still hoping to finish my TBR for November in the next few days.

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I refuse to get into the mess of shoppers today, instead I'm starting a new book and later I'll decorate my Christmas tree.

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After a couple of days feeling rather blah I'm starting a new book in non-fiction November. Already the numbers are a bit frightening.

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Meet one of the few people in Oklahoma who has never watched a Thunder game nor do I own any Thunder merchandise. I just don't like sports. Here in Oklahoma Boom Town has been talked about for several months. It's a fascinating read, although I wish more history had been included and less Thunder.

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It's snowing in Oklahoma and the temperatures are supposed to drop as the day goes on. So, it's a perfect day to stay at home, wrapped in a blanket, with tea and chocolate nearby, reading a new book.

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The Orphan of Salt Winds | Elizabeth Brooks
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It's a good cold day with drizzle and the tease of snow in a few days. Received this beauty today from Tin House. Can't wait to read it. I love the magazine and the fiction has stayed with me through the years.

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Getting ready to vote. When I return home I'm going to read a book that has had Oklahoma talking.

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The Burn Zone: A Memoir | Renee Linnell
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The publisher sent me a copy of The Burn Zone for a review.

If you've ever questioned why someone who is intelligent would join a cult, this book answers those questions. What was frightening is seeing how easy it would be to join a cult.

Linnell's writing is clean and she's able to put into words very difficult emotions. I found her description of her depression to be well written and something I could identify with.

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The Burn Zone: A Memoir | Renee Linnell
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As I move from horror to non-fiction this seems like a perfect book. Starting this today.

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I adore Shirley Jackson's work and this collection of short stories, essays and lectures were wonderful. The lectures I found particularly interesting since she often talked about The Haunting of Hill House. To see the thinking behind a writer's work was fascinating.

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Miss F. Etti Mology, Spinster. The sketch at the beginning of the how to write section. I love this little lady.

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The Infidel Stain | M.J. Carter
Bailedbailed

Made it to page 30 before I gave up. The book didn't draw me in, and I did not have connection from the previous book.

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The Infidel Stain | M.J. Carter
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A very busy week is past, and today I'm starting this.

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The Fireman | Joe Hill
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Bailedbailed

Again, I made it to page 15 before deciding I don't want this in my head. A book that should be about 4 child killings in the 1970s should exclude a grown man's kink with pain. As he begins to describe this feelings about self - harm, after describing the way the four children were killed and found it began to feel a bit like porn. I almost feel as if I need brain bleach.

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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Page 15. I made it to page 15 before I couldn't take any more time spent with Emily. She seems as if she should be in her late 20s early 30s but she talks and acts like she's closer to 19.