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LoverOfLearning

LoverOfLearning

Joined March 2019

I have my Masters in Forensic Psychology 📚👩‍🎓📖 goodreads.com/beccaboo22
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How Not to Die Alone by Richard Roper
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House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
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Frankenstein by Mary W Shelly
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Definitely some funky lines in this book yet it's still struggling to keep my attention. I'll keep pushing through. I'm predicting a 3 star read.

But wow it is nice out. Not too hot, not too cold,m not too windy! So nice to get some fresh air. 🏡🌳🌤

MyNamesParadise I really enjoyed the book. Stick with it and I hope you enjoy it too! 4d
LoverOfLearning @MyNamesParadise okay great! Will do! I'll read some more tonight! 4d
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Listening to this short and sweet audiobook.

I'm expecting a good laugh!

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Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
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Mehso-so

Finished! A story within a story with in a story. Definitely not at all what I was expecting.

To be honest, I loved the concept and the depth of the story but found myself either confused or missing details over and over. Im not even sure what happened at the end... 😪😬

I listened to it on audiobook but this classic deserves to be held physically and cherished. I'll have to read it again!

Solid 3.5 stars because I missed a lot of detail.

Ruthiella I think the ending was a little open ended-the monster sails off on a ice floe - maybe he survives? Room for a sequel...probably someone has already written it! 1w
LoverOfLearning @Ruthiella yeah it was so so hard to focus on the audiobook at times. I had to relisten to the ending like 3 times and eventually I gave up. I more or less the gist of it. HA And yeah I'm sure someone has! 6d
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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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What 🤣🤣🤣 this so far from the plot.

Im so confused. Lmao.

Texreader “Happily punch a puffin”. 🤔 Now that‘s stirs the imagination 1w
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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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A look into the capture and unmasking of The Golden State Killer and the unmasking of cold case investigator Paul Holes. This book details Paul's journey with anxiety, PTSD, and panic attacks in the aftermath of facing some of the worst crime scenes in history.

Still amazed I got to see him speak live last month at his book talk. He even signed my copy of this book!

A well-witten story focused on the consequences of reality. 4.5 stars

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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My bookclubs pick of the month!! This is somewhat outside my reading comfort zone but I think this will be a great book! I love the Avengers and I'm excited to see where some of the characters were inspired!

Also my local library gave me a free muffin. Heck yes. 💯

eeclayton I loved this one. Also, it's just beautiful to look at! 😍 1w
LoverOfLearning @eeclayton I agree the cover is great! 1w
Fr3NcHtOaSt Hoping you like this book. I have a signed copy I got on release day and every time I read it, i just find something else I missed. Huge norse mythology fan 1w
LoverOfLearning @Fr3NcHtOaSt awesome! Ill start it probably after the week and I'll let you know my thoughts! 1w
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Ha got a good laugh at this one! The world be a better place by far!

julesG As long as I don't have to do 10 selfies for every book I read/take photos of. 😉 2w
BookDragonNotWorm I love this! Post it on Facebook, though, and you might start a war! 😂 2w
LoverOfLearning @julesG hahah right! 2w
LoverOfLearning @BookDragonNotWorm or instagram! I believe it! 2w
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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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What a great experience!

Met author and retired detective Paul Holes who had a hand in helping to solve the cold case of the Golden State Killer.

He had me laughing but at times he gave goose bumps across my spine. The work he has put in to help bring these many victims justice is just outstanding. But all things come with a cost, including mental health, which is what Paul discusses in his memoir.

Just released today! Can't wait to read!

vivastory How fun! I've had my eye on this one 👍 3w
LoverOfLearning @vivastory I'm sure I'll have it read in a matter of days! Going to start it now and im sure stay up way too late. 😆 3w
Chelsea.Poole Sounds like a great time! 3w
Jess I‘m so jealous you got to see him speak. Just finished this book and it was excellent! 3w
LoverOfLearning @Jess was pretty exciting! But his talk went by fast. I'm finally getting into the book. 😪 been such a long last few days. Happy to finally sit down and read. 2w
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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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Never been to a live book talk before. So excited!

Chelsea.Poole I just checked this out from the library today. Enjoy! 😊 (edited) 3w
KathyWheeler Have fun! 3w
LoverOfLearning @Chelsea.Poole thanks you too! 3w
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LoverOfLearning @KathyWheeler was awesome!! Getting my book signed now 3w
KathyWheeler @LoverOfLearning I‘m glad you had a good time. 3w
TheDaysGoBy Paul Holes! I‘m sure that must‘ve been so great to listen to him 3w
LoverOfLearning @TheDaysGoBy he and Rebecca Makkai (who interviewed him) were hysterical together. Had everyone laughing. Some serious topics were discussed as well and I had goose bumps across my body. Was a great discussion to sit in on! 3w
TheDaysGoBy That‘s so cool! I love listening to him on the Murder Squad podcast. Forgot he had a book coming out - may have to add it to my TBR 3w
LoverOfLearning @TheDaysGoBy hahah see I'm the opposite I knew he had a book coming out and that he had some TV publicity but I just discovered his podcast yesterday. 🤣 3w
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Bibliophile: Diverse Spines | Jane Mount, Jamise Harper
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Found this gorgeous reading journal at Barnes and Noble earlier today.

It's on my list to purchase soon! 😍

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Believe it or not but I didn't plan this 🧡🧡🧡

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How Not to Die Alone | Richard Roper
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Single as a Pringle. HA

But seriously send help 🙄 😒

Megabooks This was a weird one for me! 1mo
EKonrad Oh, I loved this one! 😊 1mo
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Rebeca / Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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Currently at a loss for words about my feelings for this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed it and loved the suspense, but the ending and my feelings about the characters... I have no idea! Ha I'll have to sleep on it.

My book club meeting is coming up in a week so hopefully I have my thoughts in order!

Regardless, I give it a solid 4.5 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 I thought the writing was clever and very anxiety invoking.

What did you think?

Cazxxx I‘ve read it twice and loved it both times. So atmospheric 🖤 1mo
Ruthiella I love the twists in this story! 1mo
LoverOfLearning @Cazxxx Yes incredibly atmospheric and feeling invoking. Masterful writing! 1mo
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LoverOfLearning @Ruthiella Yes! The first major plot twist I did predict, but I did not mind at all! II still felt every bit of suspense this book offered. Loved it. And it's my name... so I have to love it right! HA (edited) 1mo
MinnieTimperley Loved this book. I need to read more of her work. 1mo
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Mehso-so

This was my first Riley Sager! Cross that off my list!

A game of cat and mouse is about to play out. Josh is a stranger driving Charlie home from college. A stranger who may be the Campus Killer. In order to win, Charlie must do only one thing . . . survive the night.

I liked the concept of this story a lot but it definitely fell flat for me. And like the last thriller I read I found it predictable.

I was happy for the quick read.

3.5 stars.

Twainy It‘s my least favorite. So it would only get better for you 😁 1mo
LoverOfLearning @Twainy which one by him was your favorite? 1mo
Twainy Hmmm Home Before Dark or Lock Every Door. Solid 4+ stars. Popcorn reading! Easy entertainment. 1mo
BookDragonNotWorm I like his other books, but this one was disappointing. 1mo
LoverOfLearning @Twainy I'll check them out! 1mo
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Cozy on my couch with a book in hand!

Just picked this one up! Hoping for a quick scare!

Thoughts?

Smartypants Finished that one a few months ago and it was awesome! Couldn‘t put it down. Now, it‘s not great literature but the escapism was awesome!! 1mo
LoverOfLearning @Smartypants I'll have to.let you know thoughts once I finish it! So far I'm 40 pages in. :) 1mo
she.epeolatry I found this book very underwhelming — especially considering the author was a film major. It was also really unclear who his target audience was. While I understand that the timing of the book had to be when cell phones didn‘t exist, the film references seemed generations before anyone in his reading demographic would be really familiar. 1mo
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LoverOfLearning @she.epeolatry I have so far been thinking the same thing! It's keeping me interested so far at least. Well see how the rest goes! 1mo
she.epeolatry @LoverOfLearning Good luck. It‘s not the worst but probably my least favorite of all his books — which is sad because I love movies as much as I love books. 😭 1mo
LoverOfLearning @she.epeolatry yeah I'm giving it 3.5 stars. I liked the concept and the storyline but yeah it was very predictable for me. Was really not shocked at all I enjoy the first half more then the 2nd. But I did appreciate the very last chapter. 1mo
LoverOfLearning @she.epeolatry and I agree I didn't know 1 film mentioned...should've targeted the reader better. but I did like Josh's music choices! 1mo
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Overall was a quick read but at times lacked detail.

Sydney's historically black Brooklyn neighborhood is falling fast and her neighbors are suddenly disappearing without warning. A story about gentrification, conspiracy, suspence, paranoia, greed, and mystery.

It left me with unanswered questions which I understood. The ending felt a bit exaggerated and I predicted the ending very early in so had no shock factor for me sadly. 😪

3.25 stars

Smartypants @LoverOfLearning yo, I felt the same way about this book. It seemed like an awesome premise but ultimately was pretty disappointing. 1mo
LoverOfLearning @Smartypants yeah was just okay really. I didn't read the back.cover before I read the book.. but if I did I may not have picked it up. So it got me put of my comfort zone at least! 1mo
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I can't tell you the last time I read a proper fast paced thriller!! Picked it up for $5 at Barnes and Noble with a purchase of a drink at the Cafe. Uhm heck yes.

I actually haven't even read the synopsis yet so no idea what it is about. So I hope it'll make it even more interesting for me!

Who's read it and what did you think?

she.epeolatry I enjoyed it! 1mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Dame Du Maurier
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Wow this book is getting intense! Nearly 70% and it's finally picking up the pace! Thank goodness.

Did I predict the plot twist....... somewhat yes. Do I feel like there will another plot twist that I don't expect. Yes, I do and I am here for it!

Predicting a 5 star read.

erzascarletbookgasm It‘s so good! 1mo
LoverOfLearning @erzascarletbookgasm It really was! Can't wait to see what my bookclub friends think! 1mo
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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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"Ever see yourself doing something in the past and no matter how many times you remember it you still want to scream stop, somehow redirect the action, reorder the present? I feel that way now, watching myself tugged stupidly along by inertia, my own inquisitiveness ... "

Texreader Wow, what a quote! 2mo
LoverOfLearning @Texreader Just in the first few pages! Such an absolutely fascinating story so far. 2mo
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Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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Been listening to this audiobook on YouTube! Definitely good quality and I love the voice actors different voices for each character.

So far this is a fascinating story!! I am so enthralled with how Frankenstein is viewing the world. Although, I am missing a lot of the details regarding some of the other side stories. This book deserves a physical reread if I ever get around to it.

Can't wait to finish this one! Predicting a 4 star read.

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Rebecca (Special) | Daphne Du Maurier
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First book I ever bought to annotate for fun!

This is my bookclub pick for April.... and my name is Rebecca. 😁 So gotta make this fun and do it right!

Eek I am nervous to mess up my notes but not everything has to be perfect and serious.

Who's read it and what are your thoughts?

Ruthiella This is a great book! One you can read multiple times and get different things out of it. I hope you like it! 2mo
LoverOfLearning @Ruthiella 5 chapters in and I'm totally hooked. And I already agree with you so many things in just the first chapters that seemly have depth and meaning. I can definitely see this needing a reread already. ❤️ 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I enjoyed this one, very absorbing too. 2mo
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Clwojick Just popping in to say MILDLINERS are my absolute favourite. 💙 2mo
LoverOfLearning @erzascarletbookgasm ugh yes! I need to get more colors. 🌟 2mo
LoverOfLearning @erzascarletbookgasm I'm so glad that I get to share my thoughts in a book club! Gonna make it even more interesting! 2mo
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Midnight Atlanta | Thomas Mullen
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Book 3 in the Darktown series! The writing is superior in this novel! I loved how the story switched between narrator and characters, it definitely kept me interested and thinking! Beyond that, the level of realism and the character description was fantastic. I feel like I was involved in the story and the characters were my friends.

Overall so glad I've kept up with the series and I will continue to read it if book 4 is ever written!! 🌟 🌟🌟🌟

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Which cat are you?! 🐱🐱🐱

I feel like I'm the one at the top just napping on the books. 🤣

RaeLovesToRead I'm either the one who has fallen asleep with a book on its face, or the one desperately trying to prop the books up and stop them from flying off everywhere! 😄 2mo
Johanna414 I'm definitely one of the ones trying to hide behind books 2mo
Susanita I‘m the cat with a book on its face. 2mo
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LoverOfLearning @Johanna414 lol what are you hiding from? Responsibilities? Because same. 2mo
Johanna414 Responsibilities, people, my children... 🤣 2mo
LoverOfLearning @Johanna414 haha well you keep hiding. I didn't see anything! 🙈🙈 2mo
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Solid 3 stars. I work with trauma victims so I was not pleased with the level of violence and abuse. Major trigger warnings here ⚠️

The main character was unlikable but that makes perfect sense considering it's book 1 in a long series.

I liked the concept of her being a bounty hunter but im not sure it was successfully executed. Some of her dialog was so far fetched from normal everyday conversations.

I'll unlikely I'll pick up book 2.

brittanythebookdragon I read book 18 (kind of) like a year or so ago and I DNF because it‘s the same every book. Also, after 18 books, the love triangle is tiresome and frustrating. I wonder how I‘d feel about this series if I picked it up now versus back in senior year of high school when I found book 1. 2mo
LoverOfLearning Ahh yeah that seems like a fair assessment. I can say that if I picked this book up in high-school I would've had a way different perspective and likely would've picked up book 2. 2mo
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Midnight Atlanta | Thomas Mullen
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Working my way through book 3!! Let me tell you the writing in this novel is superior to the last novels. This is definitely going be my favorite out of the series.

A cop turned journalist. A good man killed. A fight to discover the real killer. A city in conflict. A country waking up. Set in Atlanta 1956.

Literary fiction at it's finest. I predict a 4.5 star rating at least.

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Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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"When I looked around I saw and heard of none like me. Was I, then, a monster, a blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned?"

Wow. I thought I knew what this book was about but I never knew there was this much depth to it. I'm fascinated by this story and Frankensteins view of man's desires, wants, fears, and laws. And ultimately the understanding of himself.

A wonderful experience so far.

Liatrek I felt the same when I first read it. I wish they would do a more faithful movie adaption of the source material. 2mo
LoverOfLearning @Liatrek ohh yeah that's fair! I haven't thought about that. Would definitely be a game changer if they stayed with the original plot line. 2mo
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Frankenstein | Mary W Shelly
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Been wanting to read this creepy crowd pleaser for awhile now. Happy to be getting around to it.

What are your thoughts?

ElizaMarie This book was so up my alley. I read it for the first time a year (two, gah time flies weird), but ... I have read it 2x already because I enjoyed it soo much. I hope you do too! 2mo
LoverOfLearning @ElizaMarie ohhh that's awesome!!! Im slowly cruising through it! 2mo
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I hate celebrity gossip and "reality" TV and this book largely fell into that category. The other part was unlikable and annoying main characters.

I loved two of the supporting characters who did not get justice in this novel.

The writing was fantastic, dynamic, and clever, but I just couldn't overcome the pure annoyance I felt in the 2nd half of this book. Tough sell for me. I can see why other people adore this book though.

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It's always been fascinating to me how things can be simultaneously true and false, how people can be good and bad all in one, how someone can love you in a way that is beautifully selfless while serving themselves ruthlessly.
-Evelyn Hugo

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Both look like EXCELLENT reads!!

I'm discovering that I really enjoy multi-generational reads. So Peach Blossom Spring will likely be a 5 star rating from me

And of course Will!! Another 5 star prediction.

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Hahaha I'm in the 6-10 book range!! Pretty accurate.

JamieArc My library exchanged inches for books, so we are at 10-14 books 😂. I‘m not complaining! 4mo
Hooked_on_books Great map! 4mo
LeslieO Nothing better than reading and watching it snow! I‘m also in the 6-10 range. 4mo
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"No matter where you go, there are cracks in the plaster, nails coming loose, you just have to decide where you want to piece yourself back together. Where the ground feels sturdiest beneath your feet"

Wow wow wow. What a book! ?????

Suspense, mystery, remote town, a story of losing yourself in your own mind. A story of survival and of destiny.

Yes, highly recommended. Excellent writing and creativity. A definite must read.

ShelleyBooksie Beautiful photo 4mo
LoverOfLearning @ShelleyBooksie thank you 😁 4mo
persephone1408 I absolutely adore Shea Ernshaw's writing 2w
LoverOfLearning @persephone1408 I would absolutely read more books by her! 1w
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A good book, my favorite pillow and hot tea ☕️.

Hauntingly beautiful, hypnotic, and bewitching, A History of Wild Places is a story about fairy tales, our fear of the dark, and losing yourself within the wilderness of your mind.

I am really starting to build a connection with the characters and I am at a critical point in the story! Definitely a read that keeps my interest. I predict a 4.5 to 5 star read! 🌟 📚 📖

BennettBookworm You reminded me of one of my favorite quotes by Alan Alda: “Go into the wilderness of your intuition.” 4mo
BennettBookworm Also obsessed with that mug!! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @BennettBookworm perfect quote!! And yes such a fun mug! 4mo
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LOVING this book already! Mystery, suspense, interesting characters, a hidden community, depth in the writing, multiple POVs, fear of the unknown, and the possibility of magical realism. Sign me up!

About 100 pages in and I can't wait to binge read this tonight.

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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Struggled to get through this one and was sometimes unsettled by the writing style. She is is definitely blunt and does not hold back on details.

I struggled to find the meaning behind this true crime / memoir combo. I wanted to love this but i felt like the author was slightly exploiting the story of the murder of 6 year old Jeremy. I mean I hope the author was able to find peace and healing from writing this book. It just wasn't for me.

Ruthiella I came away with a similar feeling about the author and her appropriation of the story of the little boy and his murderer. It made me uncomfortable. 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Ruthiella yeah glad you agree. Especially how the story ended with her meeting the offender. Like she was then at peace or officially starting her journey of healing. Yeah uncomfortable is a good word. 4mo
Penny_LiteraryHoarders I agree with your thoughts on this one. She should have stuck to one story. Not try to mash together two. It didn‘t make sense / work for me. 4mo
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Look at this stunning pie 😍😍

Definitely describes me in quarentine today! 🤣

Go follow this lady on Instagram @pieladybooks. Her posts are so much fun!!

BennettBookworm Wow so stunning! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @BennettBookworm isn't it! This lady's entire instagram is this beautiful! 4mo
BkClubCare Pie! Books and pie are my thing. 4mo
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West with Giraffes | Lynda Rutledge
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Found this gem on Amazon Kindle for free!!

Not sure why it says I borrowed it.... but heck yeah! If I love it I'm definitely buying it because I know the design under the book jacket on the hard cover is stunning.

Giraffes are definitely my favorite animal 🦒🦒

TrishB You get access to some free kindle books with your prime membership- but you only borrow them. You can borrow up to 10- if you go over that you have to ‘return‘ some. 4mo
LoverOfLearning @TrishB oooh! Okay great! Is there a time limit? I couldn't find that. Also I cancelled my prime and I don't remember when my membership officially ends 🙃 🤣 4mo
TrishB No time limit- but I‘m guessing when your prime ends 😁 you can check this in your account I think. 4mo
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LoverOfLearning @TrishB haha can you tell why I cancelled it 🤣 never used the dang thing. Lmao. Thanks for you help! 4mo
eeclayton Amazon keeps recommending this book to me for some reason. Looking forward to your review! 4mo
tokorowilliamwallace Yeah I have my full 10 borrow books for Prime Reading and I haven't finished any of them yet, so I can't get new ones each month yet. Bad habits. 1mo
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My next read! 📖📚

Who's read it what did you think? No spoilers please!

Jemgirl2014 I really enjoyed it! 4mo
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I started a 2022 Book Challenge to help me read the books on my shelf and to avoid buying new books!

If anyone wants to join in the Challenge is posted on the app StoryGraph under the account beccaboo2216

KathyWheeler I joined your challenge. I have only read about half of the books in my house, and I really need to read them! 4mo
GondorGirl I'm doing a similar challenge this year- my goal is 48 books from my TBR pile, that I bought prior to 2022! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @KathyWheeler Collecting books is definitely a different hobby but I believe in you! and thanks for joining me!!! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @GondorGirl Heck Yeah! Good for you! Hope you rock it! 4mo
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A closer look of my book end. These things are solid! Best purchase I've made in awhile! 💀💀💀 @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader

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The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack
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I'll tell you, I DEVOURED this book so fast. I couldn't read it fast enough. Thanks @Avanders for the book 😍

I love how this story traveled through generations, centuries even. Kept me wondering what would happen next. The ending was a bit dramatic but isn't every book?

4.5 to 5 star read from me.

Avanders Oooh how fun! 😄 4mo
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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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My new bookshelf!!

Yes those bookends are a skull cut in half 💀 I'm OBSESSED. Just may need to paint the base black or gray to match.

Also thank you to @Avanders for the gold butterfly photo prints from the #BasicWitchSwap book exchange. 🦋

Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Nice bookends ;) Personally, I would leave the base as is, the wood is so nice... 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader perfect! Saves me an hour of my day! Thanks! 4mo
Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 4mo
Avanders Ooh it all looks so pretty!! 😍 4mo
LoverOfLearning @Ruthiella @Avanders right! I'm obsessed 🤩 4mo
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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Definitely do not like this cover! Reminds me of a high school textbook. I also accidently bought the large print version.

So my motivation to pick up this book after I put it down is LOW. But I am enjoying the story inside. I'm about 50% done with it!

This book splits between a true crime narrative and the authors personal memoir and how both stories end up colliding.
Definitely has *trigger warnings*.

violabrain This book was excellent, but I agree with you about that cover! 4mo
LoverOfLearning @violabrain eek it's bad. I've been procrastinating all day I so badly want to read but this cover is just no bueno. Gonna force myself in 3...2...1 😬 4mo
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I have been wanting to read/listen to this book for months now! Finally got my hands on ot with Libby! I'm predicting a 5 star listen!

What did you guys this of this middle grade book?

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Finished this one! It is always hard to rate true crime books as it describes the worst moment in history for the victims and their families.

I thought Callahan wrote this book well, used factual references, played up the mystery, and stayed on point. The book was disturbing and difficult to put down! This was an extremely interesting case and I hope to read more true crime books by this author.

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The Fortune Teller: A Novel | Gwendolyn Womack
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Wow wow wow! @Avanders I feel so spoiled by your #bws gift! What a great way to wake up! Two witchy books for the swap: The Fortune Teller and Witch light! Some delicious black tea, a deep purple candle I'm afraid to burn and a stunning ink print! Don't forget the candy! 🖤😍 And thank you for the extra books! I've been wanting to read these! The copy of Addie LAaRue is gorgeous! A perfect edition to my shelf!! Thank you! 🦇⚰🖤🧹

LoverOfLearning I'm think I'm gonna dive right into reading The Fortune Teller! @Avanders this is my favorite kind of trope I'm discovering, books that span generations! The number of stories you get! Oh I can't wait to read this. Thanks! 7mo
Avanders Yay!! I‘m so glad you liked everything and I hope the book is awesome!! 🖤🔮💜🧙🏽‍♀️🪄🖤 Happy Halloween!! 🧡🎃🖤 (edited) 7mo
LoverOfLearning @Avanders Yes! I really did 😇 7mo
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My newest drawing 🦇🖤⚰🧙‍♀️🧹

What do you think?

I can't wait till Halloween so I can open my #basicwitchswap package!

monalyisha I love the way you colored the crystal ball! 🔮 7mo
LoverOfLearning @monalyisha Awe! Thank you! 🧙‍♀️🎉 I really just had fun with it. I wanted to try out my new alcohol markers. 7mo
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Blood: A Memoir | Allison Moorer
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Wow wow wow. This is a must read for anyone working in the criminal justice, medical, or psychology field.

Allison's story is heart wrenching but it is told in such a poetic, lyrical, and captivating way. I was so drawn into this book it was difficult to put down.

I will use some quotes from this to train my new interns in my social work program at my job. Just extremely powerful. Trigger warnings for sure though, be aware.

A strong ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

KathyWheeler Her new book, I Dream He Talks To Me, about life with her non-verbal, autistic son, just came out. I loved Blood and I‘ll probably read her new one as well. 7mo
LoverOfLearning @KathyWheeler oh wow I bet that is another emotional rollercoaster of a book too. I'll have to check it out! 7mo
KathyWheeler @LoverOfLearning I bet it‘s an emotional roller coaster too. 7mo
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Hoping to finish this book tonight!

I never know how to rate true crime books but wow this story is crazy interesting. I have a little over a hundred pages left to read.

sharread That is a scary book! There's a bunch of stuff about him on YouTube that is just as horrifying. 7mo
LoverOfLearning @sharread oh I bet! There are so many unsolved stories about him. 7mo
perfectsinner on my want to reads list 7mo
LoverOfLearning @perfectsinner it was really very good. Extremely well written, interesting, and focused on facts. Definitely recommend. 7mo
perfectsinner Excellent, thank you! 7mo
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Your package is on its way!! #basicwitchswap
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I just realized I forgot to mail your bookmark 💀😩 haha

katy4peas Oh wow! Thank you! 🧙🏻‍♀️💕 7mo
LoverOfLearning @katy4peas 👻🎃😊 7mo
Avanders And you received yours, right? 🤭🤞🏽 Should have arrived weeks ago, but let me know if not so I can put a claim in! ♥️ 7mo
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LoverOfLearning @Avanders oh hey! I actually didnt get it at my apartment.. I probably put in my moms address.. I'll check soon! 🧙‍♀️🎃🖤🧹 7mo
Avanders @LoverOfLearning oooooh ok yes let me know! 🤗🧙🏽‍♀️🎃♥️ 7mo
LoverOfLearning @Avanders I got your box!! Oh I'm so excited to open it next week! 🖤🦇🧙‍♀️🧹💀⚰ 7mo
Avanders Yay I‘m so glad, and thanks for letting me know! 🤗 I can‘t wait until next weekend, too!! Hope you like what I chose for you! 🧙🏽‍♀️🪄🔮💜 7mo
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