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MandellaL

MandellaL

Joined January 2019

mom, teacher, reader- I'll give just about any book a try
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Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan
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This weekend's book haul! So excited! Used book sales are the best 🙂

Soubhiville Yes they are! 3mo
Reviewsbylola Great haul. I LOVED 1000 WW. 3mo
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"... coffee can energize the industrious at dawn, calm the reflective at noon, or raise the spirits of the beleaguered in the middle of the night." ☕ so true! ?

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"For after all, if attentiveness should be measured in minutes and discipline measured in hours, then indomitability must be measured in years."

paulfrankspencer *should* 6mo
Mommamanzi I just bought the first one! 6mo
MandellaL @Mommamanzi what first one? Is this a sequel? I know Towles wrote Rules of Civility, but I haven't read it, or any other by him. I am enjoying his writing, though. 6mo
Mommamanzi Ah I‘m sorry! Either my@phone glitches or I need more sleep than I thought, I was commenting on the post above yours! 🤦🏻‍♀️ 6mo
MandellaL @Mommamanzi haha 😆 6mo
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Just getting started. 🙂

IvoryLunatic It wasn‘t what I expected but I thought the writing was beautiful. 6mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Actually finished this one a few days ago, but just getting around to posting. I really enjoyed it! I didn't figure the mystery out until almost the very end, which I appreciate. There were a lot of different emotions and complex characters, too.

SilversReviews LOVED this book...I didn‘t figure it out at all. LOL!! Thanks for commenting. 6mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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The upside to waiting rooms is time to read.

Lynnsoprano And that‘s the truth 😂 6mo
Ruthiella True! A good use of time!😀 6mo
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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Summer backyard reading 😎☀️

GondorGirl Ooo- I love Kate Morton! 😍 7mo
MandellaL @GondorGirl this is my first by her, but I am really enjoying it. Will likely read more! 7mo
GondorGirl @MandellaL Forgotten Garden is my favorite. 😉 7mo
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This wasn't a gripping read for me, but I did enjoy it. I read it in between other, more exciting things, which worked well. I thought the last chapters had some great insights.

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The Lake House | Kate Morton
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Today's library pick up. Can't wait to start it!

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A little Orwell with my morning ☕

Bklover Great mug! 7mo
MandellaL @Bklover thanks! 7mo
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 This was a fantastic read! I loved the characters and the narrative shifts. A lot of true history, too. I am generally a fan of books with great female protagonists and this book is full of ones that won't be easy to forget. I definitely recommend.

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Loving the female characters in this book and the shifting narration.

Lynnsoprano One of my favorites! 8mo
CoffeeNBooks I loved this book! 8mo
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1. The Alice Network, Kate Quinn; She's Come Undone, Wally Lamb; Girl Who Played with Fire, Stieg Larsen
2. Jackdaws, Ken Follet, part of this morning's book haul
3. The Sunflower, Simon Wiesenthal
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Reading to the backdrop of a spring storm. Smells and sounds beautiful here! And this book is fantastic! Thanks for the recommendation Litsy!

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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4/5 Took me forever, with two stomach bugs sweeping the family and starting a new job, but I did enjoy this book. Didn't find it as gripping as the others in the series (1st one is my favorite so far), but it held my interest with a complex mystery and some time with two very likable lead characters. I think there's a lot more character groundwork than plot in this installment, but overall I recommend.

tammysue Hope everyone gets to feeling better soon! ♥️ 9mo
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Bailedbailed

Just not getting into this one. I don't think these people are interesting as characters and I have yet to get to the part that deals with the mystery behind the fire. Maybe I'll return to it another time.

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Phone crashed and it took 4 days to get a new one, so I'm behind on my Litsy! Good to be back.

jenniferajanes Welcome back! Glad you made it! 11mo
Smrloomis Ugh, sorry about your phone. Welcome back! 11mo
wordzie 😣Welcome back 🙌 10mo
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Learning so much about Venice! It always takes me longer to read through nonfiction, but I enjoy learning along the way 😊

Slajaunie Bookmaps 💙💙 11mo
Crazeedi I 💖 stories about Venice! 11mo
MandellaL @Crazeedi this is my first. Any other recommendations? @Slajaunie I agree! I love books with maps 😀 11mo
Crazeedi @MandellaL donna Leon has a whole series of mysteries with commisario brunetti. They are delicious stories with venice and food featured prominently. This is the first one 11mo
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Unplanned snow day + napping toddler = time to read! 😀

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Started some nonfiction this weekend, for a change.

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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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A little slow and uncertain at first, it ultimately became one I couldn't put down. I liked the way the characters were crafted, even if I didn't always like the characters themselves. I especially loved the women and the way the war is discussed through their experiences. (Picture from Google images).

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1. At the Waters Edge, Sarah Gruen; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling (re-read); Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mildred Taylor (teaching it); Mighty Miss Malone, Christopher Paul Curtis (teaching it);
2. probably The Hate U Give, Angie Thomas. I read it this summer.
3. Canterbury Tales?? In translation, of course. Not sure, read a lot of "old stuff" in college, haha.

#weekendreads #rachelsbrittain

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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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After a busy day of cleaning, meal planning, and prepping for the week, I finally get a few moments to read! Love these quiet moments before I crash..

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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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I'm interested in the tagged book and plan to see it through, but I can't say I'm loving it. p. 146 of 665. It's a lot of drama around nothing. I don't like the main characters, but I think that's the point, so I'm going to keep reading and see where it goes. But it is an impressive 40° and sunny!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Fun book - We read this one for my book club. Hope it gets better for you! 11mo
MaGoose Read this one. Not one of my favorites. But give it a try. 11mo
RadicalReader @MandellaL beautiful snowy scenery so magical and captivating 11mo
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Weekend reading plans! Not nearly as exciting as a pile of good novels, but... I have a job interview on Monday! 😊 I'm two years removed from my masters degree, so I need to do a little prep. 😆

BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 12mo
Naj Good luck for the interview! 💚 12mo
Libby1 Good luck! I hope it goes well. 12mo
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farrahkohn Welcome to Litsy and happy studying! 📓📕📓📙📓📗📓📘👍 12mo
tpixie Looks like great prep reading! Go Get 'Em Tiger!! And Welcome to Litsy! 🥳📚🥳 (edited) 12mo
jenniferajanes Good luck, and welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚 12mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 12mo
Redwritinghood Good luck! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
Cinfhen Good luck 💚 12mo
Itchyfeetreader Good luck!! (And welcome) 12mo
MaGoose Welcome to Litsy. Good luck. 11mo
RadicalReader @MandellaL you‘ll do wonderful. Reading for fun is much more fun not entirely sure why that is though 😂😂 11mo
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At the Water's Edge | Sara Gruen
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Just starting this, with high hopes since I enjoyed Water for Elephants. Really need to find time for a trip to the library to get some physical books, but thank goodness for ebooks in the meantime!

Lynnsoprano I‘ll be interested to see what you think of this. I‘ve had it on my Kindle for quite a while, but just haven‘t gotten around to it. 12mo
Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy !🎉🎉 I read this a couple years ago. If I remember correctly it was ok, a rather strange book . 12mo
Purrfectpages Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
DarcysMom I really liked it - more than Water for Elephants. 12mo
CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 12mo
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Love Matters Most | Mij Kelly
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This months Bookroo delivery for my daughter. Two cute finds. It's the best Christmas gift we received this year!

RadicalReader @MandellaL love the adorable polar bear on the cover seriously cute!! Be sure to check out Robert Munsch books he‘s hilarious and a wonderful read as is Eric Carl 11mo
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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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This was good, but was my least favorite of the series. A friend told me she thought this one was "rushed." I agree. I felt like it jumped at times. I did like the way it concluded the story, though, and would still recommend.

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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So I started Mockingjay this morning. These are quick reads, but I am enjoying them and am looking forward to being able to talk about them with my students. I needed something quick and simple now. Honestly don't know why I waited so long to pick them up. Haven't seen any of the movies, yet, either. Are they worth it if you enjoyed the books?

TheBookAddict I read the books and watched the movies. I enjoyed both even though, as always, the movies don‘t follow the books completely. I think it‘s worth seeing the movies. 12mo
wanderinglynn Yes, I think the movies are worth seeing. As @TheBookAddict mentions, movies never follow the books. But I think they did a good job capturing the books. And Jennifer Lawrence is amazing as Katniss. 12mo
Reagan @MandellaL I loved the movies! There was one part in the first movie where I got a bit panicked that it wouldn‘t stand up to the book, but I was wrong. Casting was phenomenal. 12mo
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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins

Pleasantly surprised at this book and series. Really found myself unexpectedly enjoying book 1, now I can't put this one down.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!📚📖💜💛💙 12mo
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you.🙂 12mo
MandellaL Thanks for all the welcome! I'm really enjoying the community so far! 12mo
Spencer_Labbe It's a great series! Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 12mo
DarcysMom Welcome to Litsy! 🤩 12mo
BridgetteM Welcome to Litsy! 12mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy 😊 12mo
DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here! 12mo
PurpleyPumpkin Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a great community and I hope you enjoy it here. Looking forward to seeing more of your posts. 😉👍🏽 11mo
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