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MelanieMefford

MelanieMefford

Joined December 2016

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I picked up this book because i grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts and southern NH, the setting of this true event. Although I knew of the deplorable treatment of the Native Americans, by the English, this book is shocking. My heart is racing whilst reading. Lies, deceit, betrayal.. just heart wrenching. It really makes me ashamed to have white skin. The book is fantastic, though tough to read.

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Pachinko | Min Jin Lee
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I loved this book so much. Heartbreaking for sure, but also a beautiful story about family.

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The Known World LP | Edward P. Jones
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Next up!

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Then She Was Gone | Lisa Jewell
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Next up!

Cinfhen Love the flowers 🌸🌸🌸🌸 1y
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It‘s been a long time!! Next up!

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Next up!

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Where They Found Her | Kimberly McCreight
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Next up. Something fun!

Jess7 I like mcreight‘s books and I enjoyed this one! 2y
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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I‘ve had this book for probably two years, and finally read it. I loved it deeply. Whole heartedly. Devastated to be finished. 😢

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I LOVE this book. Not quite finished, page 411/588, but so far.. ❤️❤️❤️

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Listened to this on audio and it was incredible! I loved it.

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Next up! I‘ve had this one for awhile! Time to give it some ❤️.

Lacythebookworm It‘s incredible! Enjoy! 2y
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Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Hemingway
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Next up! My first Hemingway! I know, I know.. 😬

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty pic!!! 2y
Godmotherx5 Cool plant & planter 2y
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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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My husband just sent me this picture of us at my best friend‘s house. The first thing I noticed is the bookshelves in the background and what a waste of space! No books! My bestie is more of a reality tv show kind of gal. 😉

Kaye Matching shirts. Sharp looking couple with a cute little girl. 🌷 2y
Rachel.Rencher I went to a customer's house last month, and he had a wall of builtins that were full of his shot glass and match book collection. I couldn't believe it 😂 2y
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Emma in the Night | Wendy Walker
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Next up, something “lighter”, or where less brain work is required, at least. I‘m hoping for a fun, plot driven page turner. A BOTM I‘ve had for a while. Looking forward to an hour of fun before having to get ready for work. 🤗

Cinfhen Gorgeous photo 🌺🌻🌸🌹🌼 2y
Reviewsbylola I love your bookshelf in the background. 2y
Nute Such a pretty photo. 2y
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek | Annie Dillard
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This was a tough one for me. At times fascinating, like when describing a mantis laying eggs, or observing a muskrat. The pages of rambling consciousness, however, I could do without and found myself skipping paragraphs, which I never do. I appreciate the beautiful and brilliant writing, and after listening to her interviews, Annie Dillard herself. She is such a cool and humble woman. And to think she wrote this at 27?! I had to give it a pick.

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Does anyone know why Book of the Month hasn‘t been including any nonfiction lately?

OrangeMooseReads I hadn‘t noticed that until someone else pointed it out as well. They haven‘t had any since October at least or it seems like it‘s been that long if not longer. 2y
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*The Snowman by Jo Nesbit, but then never saw the movie because I heard it was terrible.
*Book I bought recently because of the cover is The Silk Roads.
*i lived up the street from John Belairs, who wrote The House With the Clock In It‘s Walls, and he yelled at all the neighborhood kids because we bombed his son with cupcakes. (In a fun way, not a mean way)
* Can‘t think of anything here..

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Already learning what a _____ Columbus was.

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Tenth of December: Stories | George Saunders
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I know people love this book, but honestly, I don‘t think I got it. I‘m not a fan of bizarre, so it just wasn‘t for me. I always feel bad saying bad things about a book. People work hard on them!

CatLass007 I bailed on this book and don‘t remember it at all. 2y
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Next up! I‘ve heard it‘s a tear jerker. 😬

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Only a chapter or two in, but wow, engrossing.

MamaGina I finished this a couple days ago - you are right!🤓 2y
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Had this one for awhile. Heard it‘s great and excited to learn about it!

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#GimmeGimme I read this book to my 5th graders every year. A great discussion about growing up, and how relationships are not constant.

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This book was so interesting! I learned a ton about geography, politics, history, and how it‘s all connected. A must read in my eyes.

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Ugh... so sad. My heart is heavy. 😞

BarbaraTheBibliophage She‘s an amazing writer, but this one is so tough. It‘s fascinating to get inside one person‘s grieving process. 2y
emilyhaldi This is a really tough one 😰 2y
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How to Read a Book | Mortimer J. Adler, Charles Van Doren
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Instead of planning while my students are at lunch, I‘m going to read! 🤗 I can Definitely tell this book was written in the 40s, revised again in the 70s and finally 2014, but— the authors refer to all writers as “he” and businesspeople as “businessmen”. 🙄

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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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I remember loving this movie when I was a kid, but have never read the book. Found this old hardback with deckled pages at a used book store. It‘s beautiful.

emilyhaldi I bought this recently too... someday it‘s on the list for a readalong! @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola 😉 2y
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This book was incredible. Such a page turner, and so well written! I loved learning about the history of this fascinating hospital, medicine and Ny! Read it. So good.

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Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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Ok, I liked it. But—- the ending! What a disappointment! 😢

kricheal Omg same for ME! I had it as a pick until the end! Made it a so-so. 2y
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Subtle, right? 😉

gibblr This sounds so interesting! 2y
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Persuasion (Revised) | Jane Austen
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I cried when read the letter Captain Wentworth wrote to Anne. I loved this book so much.

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Words can‘t express how much I loved this book. Loved. Loved. Loved. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Purrfectpages I‘m about halfway through. I hope to finish today! 2y
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Still reading, but oh my gosh, I absolutely adore this book!!

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Fascinating book about geopolitics!

ClairesReads Just bought a copy of this- looks so interesting 2y
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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Best book I‘ve read in a long time!! Amazing!!!!!

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Just started this one this am, but Fredrick never disappoints!!

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Gilead | Marilynne Robinson
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Finally reading this one!!

MrsMalaprop Bought this the other day for $1 Australian 😊. 2y
MaureenMc I recently finished this one. I‘ve had it on my shelf for years. 😊 2y
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I‘ve been living in Southern California for about 20 years now, but still desperately miss NH this time of year and always feel the holidays are not the same out here. Having said that, I love reading books set during Thanksgiving and Christmas, especially when set in places with weather. (Leaves changing, snow...etc) any good book recommendations for books set during holidays? Thanks!!

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Rattle | Fiona Cummins
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My favorite time of year is Autumn so I can hardly wait to sink my teeth into all that is creepy and macabre. Rattle, from what I hear, is one of those books.

Zelma Very festive photo! 👍 2y
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First of his, but hubby liked it and heard about it on a podcast recently. Excited to see the movie in October!

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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So far I'm just EH-- about this book. After hearing high praise and listening to Jamie being interviewed on various podcasts, I was excited to read it. I really liked her and was hoping for a good one. Maybe I'll like it more as I progress?

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Anyone in San Diego going to The San Diego Festival of Books? It's the first one and I'm very excited!

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I Remember You: A Ghost Story | Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Eek! Just started and already so creepy!

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I'm only 1/3 in but so far loving hearing about Pamela's life with books. Especially how they influenced her childhood in the 70s and 80s since I too grew up at that time. It's fun to hear her mention titles of so many books from my teen years. She's such a cool woman.

emilyhaldi I'm reading this now too- amazing how her life has always revolved around books! 2y
MelanieMefford @emilyhaldi don't you wish you started a BOB in childhood? I have one now, for the past 8 months, but how cool to have one from the early years! 2y
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Chose this book for the Litsy reading challenge, "Judged by the cover", because it immediately grabbed my attention when I saw it at the bookstore. Less than 20 pages in and I'm already hooked. Jung Yun's writing really sets the tone and place. Amazing.

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Loved this one!

Megabooks Me too! 2y
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Next up! So interesting.

Reviewsbylola I just ordered this! 2y
MelanieMefford it's so good! 2y
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Finally getting to this one. My husband has been wanting to watch the movie, but I didn't want to watch it until I read the book. So far so good!

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Next up! A re read from high school, I think?

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Hundred Summers | Beatriz Williams
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Next up!