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MommyWantsToReadHerBook

Joined September 2016

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The Lost Man | Jane Harper
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Pickpick

This was a really enjoyable read! Well crafted. I agree with others that it's even written better than the Aaron Falk books.

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I got the most amazing gift today from someone who knows I love MO!

Cathythoughts Lovely gift ✨✨✨✨✨ 3w
JennyM How are you doing this week? Look after yourself 3w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @JennyM I'm exhausted from working late nights and I and my littlest are sick! I'm definitely run down. And the complicated situation continues... Thank you for thinking of me ❤️❤️❤️ it means so much 3w
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JennyM @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘m sorry things haven‘t eased for you. Hope your little one gets better soon and you can get a bit more rest to deal with it all. Take care 😘 3w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @JennyM thank you so much ❤️ I think we're both quite a bit better. Emotional turmoil not so much... 3w
BarbaraJean 💜💜💜 Love Mary Oliver! Been thinking about you & continuing to pray for you. Hope things are getting better! 1w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean thank you my dearest friend. Things are hectic... I spoke to Cathy today and that helped so much. I'll tell you when the time is right what is going on... ❤️ 7d
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Look what the library had for me - after I requested it in October, I think!

I'm going through a tough time. Sitting down with my tea for a few minutes before I have to get up and keep going, not to mention pretend....

RatherTooFondofBooks I‘m sorry that you‘re going through a tough time. I hope your book gives you a bit of an escape for a while. 4w
Freespirit Hope things get better for you🌷 4w
JennyM Sending you good wishes and hugs 🤗 4w
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cobwebmoth *hugs* 4w
BarbaraJean Praying for you, friend! 3w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean thank you. I need it so badly! 3w
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 This was a really excellent read! I though I was fairly clued up, but I learned a lot! Highly recommended.

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I'm really enjoying this book, which was recommended by a new friend. Humour doesn't always work for me (in fiction and non-fiction) but this guy has had me laughing out loud a few times.

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Pickpick

This book was just gorgeous. I loved, loved, loved everything about it. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Jeannineth I loved it. It was atmospheric and the magical realism was so well done. 1mo
LeeRHarry Loved it too 😊 1mo
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The Little Library | Kim Fielding
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Look what is at my favourite pizza restaurant! This is the first time I've seen a little library in Pretoria or anywhere in South Africa!

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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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I'm cheating on my NF reads... So far this book is beautifully written, and isn't catawampus just the most delicious word? 😊

Amiable I love that word. It‘s in my top 10 favorites! 😀 2mo
JoScho Love that word! 2mo
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RIP dear Rachel. You helped me become a progressive Christian and I will always be grateful!

Karisa Gone way too soon. 😥 2mo
Susanita 😢 2mo
DaveGreen7777 😞😢 2mo
TheBookHippie Same 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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I wasn't sure if I'd like this one, but I ended up loving it. Every word wasn't perfect, and sometimes the writing is a bit too flowery, but there were just all these little moments of beauty that I just loved. The characters just absolutely crept into my heart.

bedandabook I listened to this one on Audible and absolutely loved it too! 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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Today is a public holiday, autumn is in the air and I have a cold 😭. Breakfast is in the oven and I've been sitting on the couch in my pyjamas reading while my children have been angelic except for a bar of soap that was a bit destroyed - what luxury! I was reading this so sparsely but now I'm really into it.

Cathythoughts I hope your cold gets better. Breakfast in the oven sounds good ♥️👍🏻 2mo
julesG Hope your feeling better soon. 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thanks @Cathythoughts and @julesG, really hoping I can nip it in the bud! 2mo
TheLibrarian Feel better soon! 2mo
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Loving his take on evolution, fuzzily remembering what I've read about emergent evolution in the past... His writing is so clear and easy to understand and I love his idea of Spirit, self-transcendence and creativity driving the universe 🌌

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Fellow RHE fans, did you see this? Crazy. She's a bit younger than me, I think, her little boy is still pretty young... Really keeping her in my prayers! There is no more recent update.

CBee I saw this yesterday 😢 Hoping they can figure out what‘s wrong. She‘s wonderful. 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @CBee she is a kindred spirit. Really hoping they figure out the cause soon as well. 2mo
CBee @MommyWantsToReadHerBook 🤞🏻🤞🏻♥️♥️ 2mo
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook Speaking of praying for people... @Trashcanman what's up with your empty profile? You okay? 2mo
Trashcanman @MommyWantsToReadHerBook It matches my soul. 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Trashcanman oh George, I'm so sorry. Of course nothing I say can make a difference but sending you much love nevertheless. 2mo
Trashcanman @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I appreciate your prayers, truly. Kindness is never meaningless. You are a kind soul and I'm thankful to know you. 2mo
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Loving this... Sunday afternoon reading while the kids play.

Cathythoughts Loved this book ♥️👍🏻 2mo
bedandabook Ooh, I really loved this one. Enjoy! 2mo
enidkeaner I‘m glad you‘re doing enjoying it! 2mo
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I wanted to read this years ago but would have had to borrow a friend's copy for ages. Got it on Kindle for $3.44 if anyone is interested!

Aimeesue Thanks! 2mo
Cathythoughts Ken Wilber .... totally out there ! I love some of his books ... With some excellent thinking .... I love most of all his theory about how love started... the atom was lonely & attracted ( ? The bits floating around it ) the start of love & community 2mo
Cathythoughts What an interesting thinker ... cerebral 👍🏻♥️with heart ♥️ 2mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Cathythoughts my friend is a huge fan, his reputation is amazing... Don't know much about his ideas yet but looking forward to this! 2mo
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The Immortalists | Chloe Benjamin
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1. The Immortalists - Chloe Benjamin
2. We are not doing much, today was very quiet and tomorrow we may braai (BBQ) if it doesn't rain. Nice to see a bit more of my husband over the long weekend but it doesn't mean that he does no work.
3. Yes to hardboiled eggs 🥚
4. Freya, maybe...
5. Done!

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

RadicalReader I‘ve never heard of a bbq called baei before so cool 2mo
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Man, this book ended up taking me months to finish! At first, I found his writing so refreshing and different from all the Reformed authors I used to read. Then his style started to downright annoy me and I was literally gleaning what I could from the book while not always enjoying the writing. I did feel it got better towards the end and feel that I gained a lot from this book and it would probably be great as a Bible study book.

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Miffy in the Snow | Dick Bruna
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My sister has been coming by a bit more often lately on days she isn't at work (the life of an academic). The girls are obsessed with their little cousin and my eldest just always wants to read to him (she has mad reading skills for someone who turned 6 in January). Miffy in the Snow in Afrikaans is one of the most precious books from my childhood.

Suet624 Sooooo sweet. 2mo
BarbaraJean 💜💜💜 2mo
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Thanks for the tag, @GlitterGirl !

1. Also a lot of memories looking at the charts. I'm going to go with 3 songs that actually make me think of my matric year: Britney Spears Baby one more time, Eagle Eye Cherry Save Tonight and Cher Believe.

2. Leo

3. Barbara Kingsolver ❤️

@enidkeaner

RainyDayReading I‘ve got Believe stuck in my head now 🤣 2mo
SilversReviews Too long ago, but probably a Beatle song. 😊 (edited) 2mo
Eggs Thanks for joining in 💗🤗💗 2mo
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The Portrait | Antoine Laurain
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I concur with other Litsy readers - a really well done short book! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 for skill in crafting this book, working out the intracacies without getting bogged down in details.

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Designer You | Sarahlyn Bruck
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Oh for Pete's sake, this is what I've been reading 😂😭 instead of The Plastic Seed. I don't recommend it. Has this happened to anyone else?

Clare-Dragonfly What the heck? How did this happen? Was something packaged wrong? 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Clare-Dragonfly it's a Kindle book! Right cover, wrong content. Soooo weird! 3mo
Clare-Dragonfly That‘s terrible! I hope you reported it to Amazon and they fixed it! 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Clare-Dragonfly I use my sister's account so we can read each other's books, hope she has emailed them by now! 3mo
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The Plastic Seed | Maisie Porter
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Guys, I've been plugging away at this book, really not finding it anything like the reviews or even what I remembered about the description. Finally figured out that whatever the heck I've been reading is not this book. That's so incredibly weird! And I have no idea how to fix it.

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New read. And my book matches my outfit 😊

Tanisha_A Love the turquoise and blue combination! 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Tanisha_A thanks, me too. The top is getting old but I still love this outfit 3mo
Tamra 💙 3mo
Eggs Serendipitous!! 3mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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I was a bit nervous after a few lukewarm reviews on Litsy, but never fear, for me Kingsolver did not disappoint! I absolutely loved this book, which reminded me a bit of The Lacuna in its return to historical fiction, yet of course it's different because of the alternating present-day time-line. So many themes are close to my heart: reading the Bible responsibly and not as a scientific text, the environment, consumerism, waste... Gorgeous.

sprainedbrain YES. Loved loved LOVED this book. 🙌🏻 3mo
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Big Sky | Kate Atkinson
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Eeeek!

Kimzey So excited! I‘ve preordered. 3w
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Being able to sit and read while the kids mostly play happily is a rarity! Will simply have to worry about the house later...

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I really like Jane Harper's writing. Another enjoyable and well-written Australian crime novel. I hope we see more of Aaron Falk!

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Untitled | Unknown
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Littens, this is not book-related but please forgive me. This is not trending news at all but maybe some of you at least have heard about the devastation wreaked in Mozambique by Cyclone Idai. No Facebook frame, no real international outcry about those who escaped the flood only to be unable to hold on in the trees and drowning anyway. There are a number of reputable organizations to donate to if you feel at all moved to help.

www.evangafrica.com

MommyWantsToReadHerBook https://www.maf.org/donate - use Mozambique Disaster Relief 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund https://cerf.un.org 3mo
Redwritinghood Thanks for posting. I had not heard about this. 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Redwritinghood that's actually very sad. This may be the worst natural disaster to hit the southern hemisphere and people don't know about it? 3mo
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Preposterous Rhinoceros | Tracy Gunaratnam
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Today was a public holiday here - not that it makes such a big difference when you're a SAHM, but still I took it pretty slowly. Got a bit of reading done on Unsheltered and this afternoon the kids and I went to a local nature reserve. On our way out I saw my first rhinos in many years and the first time I had ever seen them in this reserve. Got home late and tired but had a lovely day.

Cinfhen So cool 3mo
Cathythoughts Sounds like a fab day 3mo
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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Really excited to be finally reading this, but man, did not see the stuff that happens early on coming! We are having the most ridiculous situation in South Africa right now, so it's before 7 and there's no power, hopefully in about 30 minutes..

Cathythoughts I have this one on the shelf... look forward to your thoughts.. hope you get power back soon 😘 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Cathythoughts thanks, it was on a bit sooner than expected, but is going off again at 13:00 for 2 hours or so and again tonight at 21:00! Living in South Africa is never dull 😊 Will let you know what I think of the book, liking it so far. 3mo
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This was such a fun read! Light and entertaining but at the same time cool because of the science-y details. The only thing I disliked was the very stereotypical German character. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Unsheltered: A Novel | Barbara Kingsolver
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Oh my goodness, Erica, these are all so gorgeous! It feels like Christmas! Thank you so, so much for your generosity! And thank goodness the South African postal service didn't lose it!

@enidkeaner

Cathythoughts I loved Fates & Furies ♥️... lovely books 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Cathythoughts it just seems like my kind of book, I'm so stoked! 3mo
enidkeaner You are absolutely welcome! I‘m just glad they got to you! 😊 3mo
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Busy Little Postman | Karen King
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@enidkeaner look what I just picked up! You're so awesome!

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I've been pushing myself so much to finish my print Christian spirituality books, and really, what for? To prove how spiritual I am? I'm working a lot, not sleeping enough, stressed out... Bring on reading I actually enjoy! I had completely forgotten that I bought this on a Kindle deal!

saguarosally Remember too it‘s okay to not read at a breakneck pace. There are so many times I read nothing for 4-6 weeks and then things calm down and I read much more. Enjoy the current read as you have time! 3mo
Marina_h I've just started reading The Dry. It has such a high rating so I'm really looking forward to reading it and hopefully continue with Force of Nature! And yes, reading should be fun so enjoy this one 😊 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Marina_h I hope you enjoy The Dry! The style is different from your typical murder mystery but that's something I like about her writing 3mo
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Joanne1 It‘s easy to forget reading is supposed to be pleasurable sometimes and feel you have to finish a book you‘re not into. I hope you enjoy Force of Nature, I did. 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Joanne1 yes, not really sure why I was treating myself like a slave driver! I waited for over a year for FON to go on special so hoping I enjoy it too! 3mo
CouronneDhiver Enjoy! Try to remember that Christianity isn‘t about “performance” or deserving 😉 You‘ll get through your growth journey in good time. 3mo
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Can't believe it took me this long to finish this book! I have to admit that I didn't find it unputdownable, one of many reasons it took so long, but I'll definitely read the other books in the series!

TrishB The first is definitely the slowest! But the series is well worth pursuing. 3mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @TrishB thanks for the encouragement! 3mo
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The Martian | Weir, Andy
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I have been on Litsy so little recently, guys. I blame lots of work and a determination to finish some physical non-fiction books first, which has ironically meant that I often just pick up my phone instead of a book... Also, too much Netflix. Trying to get out of my bad habits!

tpixie Welcome back!! 🥳📚🥳 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tpixie thanks. Need to do more Litsy instead of Facebook and more reading than phone... 4mo
tpixie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes the phone distracts me too. FB usually does but somehow I got off it lately 4mo
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Zelma I am the same way recently. Work is exhausting (albeit satisfying) and I just don‘t want to get on my iPad when I am home. 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tpixie good for you! I sadly have to be on FB for work stuff and then I get sucked in... 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Zelma good luck with work - what do you do? Hope you get in a book groove again sometime. 4mo
tpixie @MommyWantsToReadHerBook yes everything sucks me in!! Lol 4mo
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Very true!

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I'm already reading so many books but just started this on Kindle and man, is it good. 8% in and he is already disproving all the marriage myths I have ever heard, including the advice we got in pre-marriage counseling. His stuff on Facebook is great if you don't already follow The Gottman Institute.

MommyWantsToReadHerBook @CGKOENS I know you're very happily married but I think you may find this interesting! 4mo
Eggbeater Is it at all religious in nature? 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Eggbeater no, not at all! Religious, non-religious, good communicators, bad communicators - the things that make a marriage work have nothing to do with what most people think! 4mo
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Eggbeater @MommyWantsToReadHerBook thanks! It sounds interesting. I will check it out. 4mo
PickwickPlockPlock You make it sound so interesting that I bought the ebook 🙂 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @PickwickPlockPlock awesome! I hope you like it, I am really enjoying it. 4mo
PickwickPlockPlock @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Yes, I enjoyed it! I have just finished it (with my hay fever bothering me I haven't done anything today but read). 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @PickwickPlockPlock oh wow, you're quick! Hope you feel better soon! 4mo
Trashcanman 🤗🤗😊😊😊👁️👁️🤗🤗😊😊😊😊 4mo
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1. I love the review, blurb and quotation options for posting.
2. Being able to edit comments (Android)! Android hasn't gotten an update in years and I don't understand the sole focus on Apple.
3. #friyayintro
4. Being much more intentional in my reading and reading less fluff!
5. @Marina_h

@BiblioLitten

BiblioLitten 4. Absolutely! I didn‘t have a bad read last year, thanks to Litsy. ❤️ 4mo
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Valentines Day | Julie Murray
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My husband and I don't go crazy over Valentines Day but it was nice to get back from an errand to find a little surprise 🧡💙💜❤️

Cathythoughts Perfect 💘 4mo
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I was slightly sceptical that I would like this but it was really good. She gives a great overview of the biggest problematic issues related to the Bible without being overly verbose. I actually started reading my Bible again regularly while reading this book 😂 I can recommend it to sceptic and saint alike.

Crazeedi Reading the bible with fresh understanding is always good. Immerse oneself in the Word, and we find answers we need 4mo
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Came for a walk in the botanical gardens with my girls and now having tea. I can't figure out if the ladies at the next table are having a book club or a very small book fair among friends but I see a few familiar titles 😊

Cathythoughts Interesting 🤔. They do have a Bookclub look about them. 🤔 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Cathythoughts 😊 they do have at least 20 books on the table 4mo
LauraBeth This is the ENFP in me talking - but I would have gone over there and introduced myself 😂 4mo
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Cathythoughts Let us know if there are any developments 🕵️‍♀️ 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @LauraBeth I'm trying to work up the nerve 😂 4mo
Cathythoughts @LauraBeth I know ! I think I‘d politely interrupt.... curiosity 4mo
LauraBeth You know that book people are friendly people! I‘m sure they‘d love for you to be interested in what they‘re doing! 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Go check them out or stalk their books! Keep us updated! 😅 4mo
MommyOfTwo 😊 looks like fun (edited) 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Jee_HookedOnBookz @LauraBeth @Cathythoughts they are having a book club 😊 they weren't overly chatty but not unfriendly 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @MommyWantsToReadHerBook maybe they were shocked someone stopped by to say hi haha but kudos to you for walking over and checking them out and thank you for the update!! Have a great weekend!! ❤️❤️ 4mo
Naj Thanks for going over and letting us know. I wouldn't have been able to do that, but the curiosity was killing me😅😅 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Naj 😂😂😂 pleasure 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Jee_HookedOnBookz you too! It was a beautiful afternoon 4mo
Laura317 What would be funny is if some (or all) were on Litsy, and they saw your post. 😊 4mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @Laura317 that would be hilarious. But I haven't met one other South African on here yet (I'm sure there must be, but I don't know who they are) so I think I'm safe 😂 4mo
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As someone with a sometimes-complicated relationship with the Bible, I'm really enjoying RHE's take. But this happens continually throughout the book - whenever she quotes an author, she uses the past tense, not the present. In academic/non-fiction writing, you use the present tense, no? When referring to something written in a book by that author, I mean. Driving me crazy!

MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean please correct me if I'm wrong! 5mo
tournevis @MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean It's complicated. For English, I have been taught both. In French, it's easy, you use present tense as past, but in English, it depends on the source. If you quote the author, you use past tense, but if you quote the book you can use present. If you write your own text in the present tense, your quotes can be past tense. It's not fun. I don't like writing academic things in English. 5mo
Elma RHE is one of my favorites. I haven't read this one yet though. 5mo
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KarynGood Have wanted to read RHE but haven‘t figured out which one to start with. 5mo
SamanthaMarie I loved this book :) I too, have a complicated relationship with the Bible at times and I really appreciate the care and respect she gave it while being honest about what it is, what it isn't. Etc. 5mo
BarbaraJean @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I‘m inclined to say you‘re right, as that‘s what I‘d been taught and also what I taught as correct when I was teaching Freshman Comp/College Writing classes. I‘m intrigued by the complexities that @tournevis outlined—I‘ve never encountered those specifics. 5mo
tournevis @BarbaraJean @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Basically, I think it's this: there's the rule you may learn in first year, and then there's the breaking of said rule when you know what you're doing, and then there's what academics do when they write and publish. There could also be, in the case of the tagged book, that the editor changed whatever the author put in her manuscript 5mo
ulrichyumiodd We definitively use the present at my university. Also, contrary to @tournevis, I prefer academic writing in English rather than in French! (edited) 5mo
tournevis @ulrichyumiodd When I'm writing, I prefer French. Reading, I have no preference, though. 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean thank you for the confirmation! The present is also used at all South African universities and @tournevis, you completely confused me lol. I just find this so irritating while reading this book! 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @SamanthaMarie definitely. I really can't cope with any overly simplistic explaining away of issues and I have actually learned so much already in this book - and I have a theological degree! 5mo
KarynGood Thanks @MommyWantsToReadHerBook! Will definitely check it out! 5mo
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1. Most people seem to love White Oleander, I just couldn't deal with the sexualisation of a 13-year-old
2. Both, as long as they're healthy snacks!
3. Mom - Minnie (Jacomina) and Rudolph. Dad - Selma (Salomina) and I honestly don't know.
4. Probably Beauty and the Beast
5. Hmmm, maybe Cape Town?

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TrishB I hated that one, bailed on it. 5mo
BarbaraJean I had to look up my paternal grandfather‘s name—couldn‘t remember! He passed away before I was born. And I love your grandmothers‘ rhyming names! 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @BarbaraJean maybe I once knew what is was but it's the grandfather who committed suicide and who nobody talks about, and my dad isn't around to ask... And yup, that's how Jacomien ended up with rhyming full names though luckily our everyday names don't rhyme! 5mo
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The Small Rain: A Novel | Madeleine L'Engle
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It took me quite a while to finish this short book, but it was a lovely albeit sometimes depressing read. I really need to read more Madeleine L'Engle! She explores views of God, purpose and love in this book in her characteristic special way of writing.

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Twenty Wishes | Debbie Macomber

20 things about me:

1. I'm 37 years old
2. I have a twin sister
3. I have two young girls, one is 6 tomorrow and the other 2.5
4. I broke my left ringer in 10th grade and my parents didn't take me to the doctor...
5. I have had braces, a gum transplant and so many gum issues over the years
6. I'm pretty "crunchy" - into natural health, essential oils, body stress release/osteopathy/kinesiology etc
7. My anxiety makes me yell at my kids

MommyWantsToReadHerBook 8. I'm working really hard on my health and not yelling at my kids 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook 9. When I was about six months into Grade 1, my reading was on the level of an 11-year-old 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook 10. I lived in Mozambique for 2 years as a would-be missionary 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Maybe I should put this into a screenshot! 5mo
Lauram Keep going! I‘m enjoying your answers! I‘m also a twin- are you the older or younger? 5mo
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This is another beautiful Amy Tan but very sad. Probably not ideal for anyone easily triggered by domestic abuse and rape, although there are no graphic descriptions. It was often hard to read but once again Tan masterfully paints a picture of the everyday lives of Chinese people, this time during and around WWII. The ending makes up to a large extent for all the sadness.

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Been up since 4:20 and my littlest finally went into theatre for dental surgery. Tired and hungry and emotionally exhausted already! Plus this book is very emotional but a good read.

Libby1 I hope everything will go well with the surgery. Take care of yourself. 💕 5mo
RachelO Sounds like a hard day. Hope it all goes well 🌼 5mo
batsy Hope it all goes well with the little one ❤️ 5mo
TrishB Hope all goes well ❤️ 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook Thanks @TrishB @RachelO @batsy all went well, she was so happy to be able to have breastmilk and food!! On our way home 5mo
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The Happy Prince | Oscar Wilde
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Usually when people on Litsy talk about books making them cry, I can't completely relate. But earlier the kids wanted me to read The Happy Prince to them in our beautiful translation. And this book makes me cry EVERY TIME.. So there I was, sobbing, trying to finish the story 😊 Such a beautiful book but so sad, good for conversations about suffering and injustice I suppose - not exactly a fun bedtime read!

tournevis Oh, damn, that made me cry 5mo
tournevis And the animated adaptation even more. 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @tournevis I didn't know there was one! 5mo
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tournevis @MommyWantsToReadHerBook I think it's Romanian or Polish? We used to get a lot of those back in the 1970s and very early 1980s. I've not seen it in three decades easily. 5mo
tournevis And it's in YouTube. https://youtu.be/q3RZh1yaqxM 5mo
tournevis And I'm not watching it because I'm at the docs and I don't need to cry here 5mo
MommyWantsToReadHerBook 😊 Thanks so much, going to bed but checking it out tomorrow! Good luck at the doctor! 5mo
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For this early in the year, I'm pretty stressed out and have been spending way too much time on my phone instead of reading because The Small Rain wasn't gripping me. I want to finish it but right now Bill Bryson is giving me some much-needed laughs!

BarbaraJean This is such a fun one! I didn‘t like his Notes from a Small Island (so negative and complain-y), but I really liked this! 5mo
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