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Nking5025

Nking5025

Joined March 2016

"Books wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life"
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Eating Animals | Jonathan Safran Foer

Any good books to help with going vegetarian?! Nonfiction and cookbooks! #vegetarian #going vegetarian

valeriegeary Cookie and Kate (website or her cook book) is one of my favorite go-tos for delicious recipes. 1y
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When you rock a library book sale, and now have to choose what to read 😏!

Reviewsbylola Oh girl this will so be me next weekend!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2y
Nking5025 @Reviewsbylola luckily I work when the town over has theirs next weekend! But all these were 14 bucks so I can't be ashamed of the amount!! Hopefully you can find some good books! 2y
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So excited to flip through these pages.

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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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My first Pym, and I'm loving her style and seeing the characters daily life! It is very enjoyable! I am now wanting to read everything she has written! Anyone have recommendations on what to read next of hers? No fond return of love" or "some tame gazelle" ? #recommendations

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So excited to dive into this! This morning Book Riot announced their new feminist book club!!! Ready to jump into the first pick!

#BookRiotPersist

Samplergal Oh I need this. 2y
Nking5025 @Samplergal I know! I had no knowledge this even existed!!! 2y
Samplergal Oh I must. Seriously. How does one do this? 2y
Nking5025 No idea, the problems of a book lover are serious!! 2y
Samplergal @Nking5025 oh. War is hell. I have to read this. I am that woman. I marched in Washington for Roe v. Wade. I marched for ERA. 2y
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Read this for the second time yesterday! Loved it even more than the first time. It is a mixture between hilarious stories and a couple more serious ones. My two favorites the wainscoting war and take it from cats!

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Pillow Thoughts | Courtney Peppernell
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I have only read 2 poetry collections prior to this, so I was nervous to jump into this collection. But, this was so enjoyable, definitely raw and emotional poetry. Separated by sections like heartbreak, sadness and loneliness. I definitely would recommend!!

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Pillow Thoughts | Courtney Peppernell
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I have not heard anything about this book of poetry, but I opened to this and I was sold!!!

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All Grown Up | Jami Attenberg
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Ahh so good!!!

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Excited is an understatement!!!

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I don't know how my shelfs get so unorganized so quickly, I will be spending tonight and most of my day tomorrow cleaning my shelfs up!! Oh yeah! Do any of you littens have suggestions for how I should organize? I've always done alphabetical, or by genre.

Reviewsbylola I'm no help. I just toss em all on there haphazardly. On my upstairs shelves they are pretty much just all tossed up there. Downstairs I have them separated by TBR, read, and BOTM. 3y
Nking5025 @Reviewsbylola I have always wanted to separate my TBR books, but I feel like it will just make me feel guilty and overwhelmed because I have so many. 3y
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The Fifth Petal: A Novel | Brunonia Barry
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This is totally litsys fault!!!!!! Oh and @MrBook

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Untitled | Unknown
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The first time I have ever been on call at the hospital and not had to go in!!! It is between these three books on the bottom, any thoughts?!

Reviewsbylola Lillian Boxfish!!!!! 3y
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First EVER book depository order! I am so excited about these two purchases!!

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Untitled | Unknown
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I'm bummed I am stuck at work on a weekend where it 70 out in Chicago! In February!!!! What I wouldn't do to be able to sit outside and read 😢

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Nicotine | Nell Zink
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Ahh I got my first BOTM box today and I am so excited!! This sounds like it is going to be a great story.

Reviewsbylola BOTM is such an obsession. Watch out! 3y
Nking5025 @Reviewsbylola ha I've heard that from a lot of people! They were doing a deal this month that you could sign up for $5 in November plus $1 for shipping, I couldn't pass that up! 3y
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A little over halfway through! I did not think it was possible but so far it's made me love and appreciate The Princess Bride movie even more! It's a great behind the scenes of the filming and kinship between the cast and also has other cast members thoughts included as well!

Reviewsbylola This is one of my husband's favorite books. 3y
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Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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I loved this book! I really enjoyed the realistic aspect of the changing family dynamic after losing a child. The only problem I had with this book were a couple things that occurred at the end. Still a solid 4 stars for me!!

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Lovely Bones | Alice Sebold
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About to start on the last 50 pages. I really have enjoyed this book, and have become obsessed with Sebold's writing style. Thanks for pulling me outta my slump Alice!!!

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Okay, I need some help deciding which one of these beauties I should start with!!! Any suggestions?! I start reading Books to get me in the mood for Halloween as early as I possibly can, so don't judge.

megt Edgar Allan Poe stories are always my go to Halloween time reading, but I also love The Haunting of Hill House! 3y
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Utopia | Saint Sir Thomas More
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Really enjoying this so far! Also, I love the Barnes and Noble classics and how they include backstory on the author and a timeline!

brendanmleonard I took a class just on Utopias where we read this - and you're right, it's fascinating! 3y
Nking5025 @brendanmleonard nice! I'm kind of disappointed this was never required reading for me. 3y
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I love a good library book sale, 20 books for $6!!

JoeStalksBeck Whoa! 😀👍🏻📚 3y
BekahB Wow! That's an impressive haul! 3y
Nking5025 @Book_Addict I'm telling ya, this place has the best library book sales ever, never picked over and they also have newer and pretty popular books! 3y
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Nking5025 @BekahB Thanks! I seriously feel like I just robbed a bookstore!! 3y
Merethebookgal Wow! 😯 3y
JoeStalksBeck @Nking5025 I love library sales! You can't beat them! Congrats on your haul!!!📚📖👍🏻❤️ 3y
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My reads for this weekend. What are yours?

BekahB Nice! I'm about 60 pages away from finishing The Woman in Cabin 10. I'm heading out to the bookstore and library because...I need more books. I'll have to finish Cabin 10 later. 😄 3y
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I think if you can separate this from the rest of the series you will enjoy it. I was personally completely satisfied with the finale of the series in the 7th book and was not hoping or expecting a true 8th book. I did enjoy seeing some of my favorite characters again, this book was more of a fan fiction in my opinion. I liked this but in a different way than the series. Basically it's hard to explain what I thought of this.

litsybookclub Hi Nikki! We emailed you because we need some more information from you about cohosting. Could you check your email and make sure you received it? Thanks! 3y
Nking5025 @litsybookclub Hi!! I double checked and did not receive an email. Nking5025@yahoo.com 3y
litsybookclub @Nking5025 Ah we sent it to the wrong address! It's sent now! Please check ASAP 3y
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Homicide in Hardcover | Kate Carlisle
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About to start a new Obsidian Mystery series!! I'm so excite 🤓

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Cocktails for Three | Madeleine Wickham
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Well I didn't get to participate in the #24in48 this weekend because I was visiting my parents, but I still have a couple of days off work so I thought today I would begin my own #24in48!

PurpleyPumpkin Great idea! 3y
jessberk13 I have Cocktails for Three and have been putting it off. Interested to hear what you think! 3y
Nking5025 Jessica so far I'm enjoying it but I don't know why she uses a pen name because the writing is no different than when she writes as Sophie Kinsella. 3y
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I Capture the Castle | Dodie Smith
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Whenever I come home to Kansas City I always go to my favorite bookstore. I love the book mess. I picked up a 1948 edition of I capture the castle and a couple books from the Cherry Ames series! All for 10 bucks!

Eastbriar May I ask which bookstore this is? I'm in the KC area but this place doesn't look familiar to me. Might need to add it to my bookstore route! 3y
Nking5025 It's Steel's Christian bookstore off swift in NKC. Don't let the name fool you though they have a lot of other books as well not just religious. You have to do major digging around but I've found a lot of older books there 3y
Nking5025 @Eastbriar what bookstores do you usually go to? 3y
Eastbriar @Nking5025 you are kidding! I live in NKC and I know the bookstore you are talking about! Small world 😊 I haven't been there cause I thought it was only religious books that they sold but I'll have to check that out!! 3y
Eastbriar @Nking5025 I love Rainy Day Books but if I'm really wanting to do some damage book shopping I like to go to Lawrence, KS and go to The Dusty Bookshelf (great used bookstore) and The Raven. I also check out a few thrift stores around the KC area, I've found great books that way! 3y
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Love, Rosie | Cecelia Ahern
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I actually really enjoyed this book. I appreciated the real ness of this relationship. It was not insta love, it was complicated and at times frustrating but that's what made it relatable and real. I'm not a romance fan but this real take on romance had me hooked.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Our book club of three decided on this for our first book! Really excited. Don't see how it could top The Husband's Secret though.

Suzze I have this on my shelf to read. Actually I think it is an advance copy. Guess it's not in advance anymore. 3y
MrBook It was excellent on audio. 3y
Nking5025 @MrBook I wish I could listen to the audio, but after many failed attempts I can't listen to an audiobook and stay focused. So frustrating 3y
MrBook I understand the frustration. Has to be a real mind-numbing task to provide me with enough opportunity to focus. 3y
Nking5025 If I don't do anything and follow along in the book then I can do audio, but I cannot multi task with it or I just won't listen. Might as well read which I can do faster then listening anyway. 3y
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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales | Margaret Atwood
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I need a couple good choices for a perfect book club book! Any suggestions?!

Suzze Love the dog. Not a new book, but the best discussion we ever had in 20 years of my group was for Sandra Dallas' The Persian Pickle Club. 3y
JessicaBates My book club really liked Fates and Furies, Parable of the Sower, Sula, and State of Wonder. 💜 3y
Nking5025 Thanks ladies!!! Yeah I've been wanting to read fates and furies since it came out, and the Persian pickle club sounds really interesting! 3y
MrBook Currently reading "Stone Mattress" also, except I have a feline watch me instead of a canine, lol. I run a few bookclubs. Popular books have included Mary Kubica's "The Good Girl", Douglas Perry's "The Girls of Murder City", and Jeffrey Eugenides' "Middlesex". 3y
Merethebookgal Some of my book club's recent favorites include: The Rabbit Back Literature Society, The Miniaturist, and Wool. These books have led to some great discussions! And we are currently reading The Name of the Wind, which I think we are all really loving so far. :) 3y
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Love, Rosie | Cecelia Ahern
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A perfect quote for why growing up sucks!

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Love, Rosie | Cecelia Ahern
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I'm not quite halfway through with this, but I appreciate the non-insta love component, and I love how the timing is always off for Alex and Rosie. It makes the story much more believable and much more relatable than most romantic stories!

Reviewsbylola I tried to start this a few months ago and could not get into it. I was so disappointed because I loved PS I Love You. 3y
Nking5025 I have heard many people say that, I started with this one because I knew PS I love you would probably ruin anything else by her. But I am still surprised I like this because I rarely read romance let alone enjoy it. 3y
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Cocaine papers | Sigmund Freud
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I finally found a copy of this gem! I have been searching for so long. Cannot wait to dive in.

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Delicious! | Ruth Reichl
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Nothing like reading at sunset on a boat. Didn't get much reading done, but I can live with that. Happy 4th everyone!

BookishFeminist Beautiful picture!! 🌅 3y
Nking5025 Thanks! That's exactly what it looked like too the colors were crazy! Pretty amazing to see 3y
Rebeccak Beautiful. Where is this? 3y
Nking5025 Lake Carol in Illinois 3y
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Delicious! | Ruth Reichl
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Evening read, accompanied by a Delicious dinner 😎

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Happy Sunday! I would like to spend the whole day reading this book, because it is a million times better than I thought it would be.

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For Fun Friday Photo, I thought I would share my Tolkien collection (what fits in the frame that is). I am obsessed with everything he does and I hope to continue my collection.

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My ever growing TBR pile, now where do I start?!

BookMusings Being Mortal is amazing! A Little Life you could slide a bit in between each because you might need breaks from it. :) there are a bunch of good ones there. Have fun! 3y
Nking5025 @BookMusings yeah I have read most of it and then had to put it down due to school, so I am ready to finish that, because so far it's amazing. Have you read when breath becomes air? If you have not you should!! 3y
BookMusings @Nking5025 I have and I agree it is excellent! Another similar one is Joan Didion's The Year Of Magical Thinking. So good. 3y
Nking5025 @BookMusings I'll have to check that one out. 3y
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A perfect explanation of our health care system! Sad but very true.

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Medical nonfiction is one of my favorites! I'm only on the prologue, but I have a feeling this will be fantastic!

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Ahh my first experience with Harry Potter has come to an end. I was expecting so much from the last book and was given everything I wanted and more. This experience was truly a fantastic one!!

kdwinchester Aw, nothing like that moment when you turn the last page of the last book for the first time. ❤️ 4y
Nking5025 @kdwinchester it was amazing, but I am very sad that I won't get to have that experience again. 4y
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This is finally happening!! I will no longer be the only person in the world yet to finish Harry Potter!!

kdwinchester Enjoy it! It's amazing!! 4y
LitHousewife You're not very far behind me. Enjoy every minute. 4y
Nking5025 @LitHousewife oh I'm taking my time with it, it's been an amazing experience so far and I'm sure this one will not disappoint! 4y
Nking5025 @kdwinchester Thanks! I'm enjoying it so far so hopefully it continues to go well. 4y
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Infinite Jest | David Foster Wallace
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The glorious books I will be reading over the next few weeks!!

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Started this today, and I can already tell this Book will be the ultimate escape!!

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This was a great story. I love the format and the narrative. Otsuka's writing style was fantastic, it was simple yet each sentence left an impact. I must pick up more of her work!!

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The Wainscoting war was hilarious!!! And Take it from cats was the best advice I have ever received!!! You should read this now!

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Fantastic read that will change the way you think about death and what it means to be alive.