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Midlife_nerd_girl

Midlife_nerd_girl

Joined January 2019

Fantasy; historical fiction; paranormal romance; fiction
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Wilder Girls | Rory Power
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Mehso-so

This one, sadly, did not live up to my hopes and expectations. It wasn‘t a “bad” read, just not as great as I had hoped upon hearing it was a female take on lord of the flies. It fell far short of that for me but I likely would have enjoyed it more if not for that expectation.

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I cannot pick a single series as my favorite - but these are the series I return to over and over again. Each actually represents a different phase of my life. Clan of the cave bear was my go to during my teen years and beyond. Outlander became my first series as an adult. Harry Potter was the series I read to my first child as bedtime stories basically her entire childhood. ACOTAR I fell in love with recently. #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread10

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This book sucked me in from the very beginning. I‘d seen reviews of people that said they just couldn‘t get into it and others that just gave up on it altogether but for me, this was the best psychological thriller I‘ve read in a long time. Doesn‘t hurt that I love physics as well so I was super enthralled with the concepts explored here. SO SO GOOD! #mbcreadathon #lovereadathonweekends

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12 hrs into Readathon weekend and I‘ve gotten in almost 3 hours around sleep, work and errands. Loving Dark Matter to start #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread3

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First stack of TBR for Readathon weekend (subject to change as always) #mbcreadathon #mbcfrogsread

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The Ash Moon | Michelle Dare
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This was on Kindle Unlimited and so I figured, eh why not. I was looking for a nice, easy read. Enjoyed it so much that I ended up reading the entire trilogy in 2 days. Easy, fun paranormal read, with the bonus of a strong female MC.

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Soulbound | Bethany Adams
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Just finished this one today and absolutely loved it! I‘ll definitely continue with this series (The Return of the Elves). Fast moving story line, good character development, and just enough fantasy and magic without it becoming the soul focus of the story.

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Year One | Nora Roberts
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My #bookhaul from #barnesandnoble - pretty excited for all these titles! I don‘t treat myself often but after finishing up a 4 week trial, I deserved it :).

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Sick Girl | Rachel Hargrove
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Mehso-so

Quick read and kept me interested...I only rated it so-so because I‘m still processing what I just read. One of those books that is equal parts disturbing and intriguing.

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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this book. I'll start with the good points. The writing style was solid and the story was logically structured in an order that made sense; even the story line itself was not necessarily bad - but the main character of this one just made me angry. I thought I would be reading an inspiring story of self acceptance during the early gay rights movement but I interpreted the main character as very selfish and a coward.

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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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I think this might be my new favorite author. After reading A Court of Thorns and Roses on multiple recommendations, and loving it; I moved on to the Throne of Glass series. I am addicted to this series and this installment (book 3) was amazing. The character development that occurs in this one is intense and I found myself unable to stop reading. Definite 5 star review for me!

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Panpan

I finished this one and while it wasn‘t horrible, I only rated it one ⭐️. I was hoping for another sweeping romance - but this one missed the mark for me. The love story was overshadowed by the sex scenes, with nothing building up to those sex scenes. I don‘t mind dirty little sex books, but there‘s got to be something leading to that - this one doesn‘t have that, which left me feeling the characters were just shallow.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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I loved this book mainly because I could relate to the main character as she tried to understand how relationships work. I‘ve never been good at them myself, as my quirks and hang ups have always driven most folks crazy. I got lucky when I found my husband, who has learned to handle my rigidness in my routine; my dislike of areas with large crowds; my tendency to have issues with scents, smells and lighting; my fear of having to be social Etc

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#BookBattle entry for book 2 of a series ✅. #bbsnowwhite @bookbattle this series has me hooked! Fantasy, Fae, friendship, teenage angst, war and strength...this series has it all. #bookworm🐛. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars on #goodreads

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“So many women have made mistakes or done things they regret or become versions of themselves they aren‘t happy with. So many other women have survived and come out the other side stronger because of it. Every day you are choosing who you are and what you believe about yourself, and you‘re setting the standards for the relationships in your life. Every day is a chance to start over.”

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That Guy | Belle Brooks
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Laugh out loud funny! I love the Bridget Jones‘ movies and the humor in this book reminds me of those movies. I don‘t typically read books like this but I‘m glad I went out of my normal genres for this one. This is my 2nd book completed for #24in48 and I‘ve hit 6 hours read...in other news my #Fitbit likely is worried about my lack of movement today 😂

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J Maas
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So good!!! I think the hardest part of my day is going to be trying to stick to my planned #TBR list for #24in48 since all I really want to do right now is move on to the next one in this series...and I will, but for now, I‘ll move down my planned list. #sarahmaas #throneofglassseries

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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First 2 hour reading block done for #24in48readathon @24in48 I‘m so close to finishing this one and loving every page of it but sadly my real life requires some TLC too so I‘ll be taking a break and heading back to my #kindlefire in about 2 hours for more #bookworm🐛

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When Ashes Fall | Marni Mann
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Gearing up for #24in48 this weekend. These are the selections I‘m hoping to make progress through - but as always it‘s subject to change. My #TBR collection on my Kindle is quite full at the moment. I‘m most excited for When Ashes Fall :).

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Stalking Jack the Ripper | Kerri Maniscalco
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I enjoyed this more than I thought I would honestly. I have always been fascinated by unsolved crimes but I typically find fictionalized versions to be a bit too far stretching. This one, told from a female perspective, gave an interesting view of female station at the time, while also trying to stay true to the crime facts. While the crimes are horrific, I truly fell in love with Audrey Rose‘s character.

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Salem Burning | Daniel Sugar
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Short fast read during the first New England snow event of 2019

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Mehso-so

Not a bad read and quick. I‘d rate it 3 out of 5 stars. The story line keeps you interested but the character development is a bit superficial.

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Those Who Save Us | Jenna Blum
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This story is so heartbreaking and yet I couldn‘t put it down. Told from two perspectives 50 years apart; through a mother‘s eyes and through her daughter‘s eyes. It‘s a tale of secrets and shame, and ultimately, grace. I loved it so much. #WWII #mother-daughter

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Outsider | Stephen King
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Absolutely loved it! Reminded me of why Stephen King was one of my favorite authors back in my younger days - this was the first time in 20 years I‘ve sat down with one of his books. It didn‘t disappoint. I love how his novels really make you ponder the darker side of human nature.

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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“If you can‘t let go of the past, the mistakes you‘ve made will eat you alive.”

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Mehso-so

I have always been fascinated by stories of the native Americans before we invaded their lives - and stories of frontier children adopted into the tribes. This one was only ok for me as it was a bit disjointed and jumped around a lot. Still fascinating information, just not the easiest to follow at times.

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Short guilty pleasure read this morning. No one will ever say these types of books are great literature but I enjoy the romance aspect mixed with the paranormal time traveling plot. Anyone who does not enjoy a bit of graphic sex depictions in their reading should steer clear of this series.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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This one will grab your attention from page 1 and never give it up. First book I‘ve ever read by this author but I‘m sure it won‘t be my last.

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Mehso-so

This one drew me in from the beginning. Sadly, as the story continued, I felt that it became predictable in some ways. Despite some easily predictable outcomes, it still did not end the way I expected. I found it to be a story I could relate to in terms of a mother‘s love and fear for their child.