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OrangeMooseReads

Joined June 2016

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My bedside stack that I created recently when I semi forced myself to start reading again at bedtime.
The tagged book has been there a while. I had to stop reading it because it was annoying me. Not sure if I will go back to it.
Women Talking is my current.
Anne of Manhattan is next for the buddy read.
The others called to me from my shelves.
A little #littenkitten in there too 😊

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Started this one today. So far not too bad.

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1. Emotion. I can‘t plan reads.
2. The one that ends in Y 😊

#two4tuesday
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Good for You | Camille Pagn
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This was my Amazon First Reads pick this month. I was kind of disappointed in the selection this month. This isn‘t my comfort zone genre but it‘s set on the shore of Lake Michigan, the best of the Great Lakes 😊

Bklover I picked this one too. Same reason. Not my usual stuff, but I seem to be unable to pass on a free book! 5d
OrangeMooseReads @Bklover I have a hard time passing on them too 😊 4d
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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Finally able to get into a book again. I‘ve been listening to a lot of podcasts. The last few books I‘ve tried haven‘t been catching me and I honestly just haven‘t felt like reading.
So far this is good.

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Maybe now just wasn‘t the time for this one. I could not get into it at all. It was boring and honestly the MC seemed whiney.

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Mehso-so

Book4 of the Outlander series.
Jamie remains in my top 5 least liked characters.
Clare and Jamie were not central to this story, instead Bre and Roger were. There was a lot (again) that felt unnecessary and unneeded.
At times it‘s a great story and other times just meh.
The direction that Gabaldon is going could be interesting and has potential to be really good.
Much more would give spoilers and I don‘t want to do that 😊

mandarchy Interesting that Jamie is your least favorite. I got tired of Claire. Could she just stop doctoring for one minute? I felt bad for Roger, he can't catch a break. 1mo
OrangeMooseReads @mandarchy I get tired of Claire as well. I love how fiercely Jamie loves his family, I just get tired of the controlling and need to control. 1mo
mandarchy @OrangeMooseReads I often wonder how authentic he is as an 18th C man. We'd probably hate him if he were too authentic. 1mo
OrangeMooseReads @mandarchy I wonder that too. 1mo
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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Up next.
Might be taking a break from Bridgerton but apparently not from romance LOL

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Pickpick

Admittedly romance is not my genre. I get incredibly frustrated with it.
Of the now 3 books of this series I liked this one the most. That being said it‘s a very soft pick as I got increasingly frustrated and annoyed with the story. At points I HATED the characters.
I am taking break from the Bridgertons.
It‘s weird I don‘t mind watching romance but reading it makes me roll my eyes LOL I‘ll still finish the book though😊

Clwojick I read a lot of romance, but when I read the first in this series I felt it DRAGGED. I haven‘t bothered with anymore I‘m the series. I normally prefer book to tv, but yet the show was so good. I don‘t get why the book was so dry for me. 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @Clwojick that‘s what it was, dry! Couldn‘t completely put my finger on it. The books do drag. 2mo
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Up next.
So far not terrible.

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Mehso-so

Not as good as the first book.
This was mostly wrapping up all the side plots from the first book and that made it a little less interesting and entertaining.
The writing was decent. The narration was annoying at times.
If you want the pretty little bow I would recommend reading if you don‘t really care go ahead and pass.

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Mehso-so

Didn‘t really care for this one. I felt like it was the same story with different characters names. I liked the Netflix version better LOL
The caught in a compromising position, forced to marry, but really we are deeply in love thing doesn‘t work for multiple books.
The characters are really well developed either.

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Up next! Because why not lol 😆

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Pickpick

The first season of Bridgerton didn‘t follow super close. Yes “that” scene is in the book and it‘s still disturbing.
Not my usual genre. It wasn‘t bad though. I did find the narrator incredibly annoying.
I would recommend it.

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Green Darkness | Anya Seton
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Panpan

This is a co-worker suggestion, it is their favorite book.
If you have never read this, DON‘T! For the love of all things keep yourself pure from this garbage.
Long winded, rambling, pointless, too many side plots and nonsense, pages and pages of unnecessary verbose chatter. I believe I started spite reading at some point. So much of the 550+ pages could have been cut.
I could tell why the co-worker loves this book. Sounds just like her.

Texreader Most hilarious book review ever!! 2mo
OrangeMooseReads @Texreader 😂 Thank you 2mo
bnp Oh dear! 2mo
CoverToCoverGirl 😆😳😂 Tell us how you really feel! 🤭 2mo
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1. My immediate family (bro‘s fam, parents, man cub and me) do our Christmas stuff. We‘ve done that since I was young because we usually had to travel to my grandparent‘s house across state and instead of bringing all the gifts there and then back we just did stuff before we left (mom usually had to work at least part of the day if it fell during the work week).
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#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

OrangeMooseReads 2 - With my immediate family we flip between breakfast for dinner, like BIG breakfast, or homemade soups. This year we decided on soups. Beyond that it‘s always the same foods with the extended family, literally the same people make the same thing year after year lol 2mo
Eggs I LOVE your meals descriptions! 😋 thanks for playing 🥳 2mo
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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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Started this today. Not my usual genre but like so many people I‘ve watched Bridgerton on Netflix and loved it.
I‘m not loving the narrator‘s voice.
I‘ve borrowed books 2 and 3 already as well lol might as well binge them lol 😂

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Up next!
I‘m excited about this one. Love Michelle!

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❄️ when it‘s over 😁
❄️ All I want for Christmas is to have my kids and I can be with my kids. - ok I only have 1 and I will be with him this year 😊
❄️ the tagged cookbook has been on my list for a while
#wonderouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs # 1 - 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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The Invisible Girl | Lisa Jewell
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Next read
I stated she‘s an auto-read! 😆

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Lisa Jewel is a must read for me.
I didn‘t love the ending of this, but I just found there is a second book 😬
In a large home in a well to do area of London 3 adults are found dead and baby is found healthy and well. What happened?
Good writing, interesting story plot. This is a little predictable as are Jewel‘s other books (by too much true crime?). I got drawn into the story quickly and fully.
Hope the second book makes some things clearer.

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Insomnia | Sarah Pinborough
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Woman about to turn 40 suddenly cannot sleep. She fears she is going crazy like her mother did on her 40th birthday. Suddenly her sister shows back up in town and tells her her mother is in the hospital.
The past and the night their mother went crazy starts to replay in her head.
In the meantime the woman‘s son is going through something strange and she begins to suspect her sister for that.
I would pass on this. She has been books.

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I wanted more about the women. I wanted less notable women. I wanted more than “this woman was loud”.
I was disappointed. Yes there were badass, amazing women in this book. There were also troublesome women in this book.
There were no life lessons either.
You could pass on this and look up the information on the internet honestly.

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Started this one yesterday after finishing ‘The Rose Code‘.

I had to skip the entire first chapter, JK Rowling. I know there will be other problematic women in this book. Currently Amy Poehler is up. I know there has been some issues with her recently (I‘m not 100% sure what the issues are).
I love women that refuse to conform to the status quo, I do not love women who are problematic though.

Bookwomble JKR would have been to difficult for me to stomach, too 😝 3mo
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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Pickpick

This was good. A little predictable.
I enjoy Quinn‘s writing and her interweaving of history and story. I like that she does her research.
Strong women, history, a bit of love and intrigue.
Recommend.

CoverToCoverGirl This my fav by her. 🧡 3mo
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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Another Kate Quinn. She‘s becoming an auto-read for me.

KristiAhlers I loved this one as well. 4mo
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A woman that fought for freedom and autonomy. Moore is an excellent writer.
I liked this I love a history of women that refused to submit to the status quo. Elizabeth Packard forced into a “mad house” by her husband. She fought to be released and then fought for her fellow sisters locked away by husbands or male family members simply for being disagreeable.
Another badass woman to add to the list.
Recommend.

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Joining in the fun

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

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Love a story about a bad*ss woman.

Loved Moore‘s ‘Radium Girls‘ I hope this is as good and informative.

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Pickpick

WOW! This was equal parts horrific, uplifting, and hopeful some how.
The absolute sh*t that this woman went through as a child my god!
The humor that McCurdy uses to tell her story is spot on and great.
As a mom I wanted to hug her and hold her tight. As a survivor of abuse I wanted to punch every adult from her mom to dad and Grandma. As a person I want to just hang out and laugh with her.
An incredible woman.
Highly Recommend

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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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Up next.
iCarly was a little after my time so I never watched it. I‘ve sort of followed the Nickelodeon fall out that has come from revelations by some of the young female actors in the last few years including those by McCurdy.
I know this book isn‘t about that necessarily I‘m sure it factors with having had a mother like she did.

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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Excellent book full of great information and well worth the time.
The information in this book is important and it should be required reading and learning.

keithmalek This book is nonsense. It asserts that "one of the primary reasons why the colonists asserted their independence was to protect the institution of slavery." Five leading historians wrote to the Times, requesting that they retract this assertion and similar ones, saying that the project was motivated more by ideology than fact. The Times refused, but quietly walked back some of its claims larer. 3mo
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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story | Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Company
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#upnext
Not sure how another dense information intensive book is going to go. This may end up being one I really need to have in my hands to appreciate.

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Dense, worth it though to better understand the Great Lakes and the Great Lakes region.
I have whole heartedly a Michigan girl and love the Great Lakes. I like the knowledge that I got from this book and how much work is still needed to keep them protected.

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My next read. I love knowing more about the gorgeous lakes that surround this mitten I live in.
#michigan

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Pickpick

Short and good.
I laughed at parts and nodded my head at others. She makes good points on different subjects.
Recommend.

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I love Anne Lamott. A former college friend introduced me to her. While I do not follow Christian teachings I still find inspiration and love in her words.

kspenmoll She is fabulous 4mo
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Pickpick

I only had a slight idea of what this book was about as I‘ve never read it or seen the movie(s) based on it.
I liked the story. Did not like Coraline at times she came across a bit bratty. She was a smart girl though.
Over all the characters are good and the story is good. I can see why this is a favorite.
Recommend.

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Next up.
I‘ve never read this or watched the movie. I only have a slight idea of what it is about.

IndoorDame Oooh, that‘s the best way to read it the first time! 4mo
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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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1. Yes, give me all the historical fiction from all the eras.
2. The tagged book set during the Trojan Wars.
#two4tuesday
#daylate
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TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 4mo
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The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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I was informed by @BarkingMadRun that ‘The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek‘ had a sequel. I put a hold on it in Libby last night and it came in this morning.
😊

BarkingMadRead Hooray!!! 4mo
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I had a $25 gift card for B&N and they had buy one get one half off.
I have the second book in ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society‘ don‘t remember how I ended up with the second one.
I‘ve wanted the tagged book for a while.
I couldn‘t pass up these bookmarks.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Pickpick

I liked this one. I loved the historical background. I even learned something new, I had NO idea of the “blue people” of Appalachia. I fully intend to go down a rabbit hole of the pack horse librarians and “blue people”.
I liked the main character after a bit. The love story seemed forced and the wedding scene seemed over the top. I understand that‘s how things were the scene was just a lot.
Recommend.

BarkingMadRead Loved this, I want to read the sequel! I got my copy in a little free library and totally went down the Google rabbit hole to see if there were actual blue people! 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @BarkingMadRun Hold up there is a sequel!? 😯 5mo
BarkingMadRead Yea! I think it‘s called the Bookwoman‘s Baby? No, it‘s Bookwoman‘s Daughter 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @BarkingMadRun I‘m going to have to look that one up, thanks for letting me know 😊 5mo
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Next read. I‘m about 3 hrs in and so far I like the story. I‘m going to have to do a bit of research though.

CoverToCoverGirl I went in search of more information too! Loved this book, fascinating. 5mo
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Beautifully written. The story was entrancing. Stayed up too late multiple nights reading and forcing myself to put it down and sleep.
I loved the story no matter how slightly unrealistic if felt at times. That‘s the point of fiction though isn‘t it.
I loved this book. The ending was great. I wish I had read it sooner.
Highly Recommend

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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A little bit predictable. Well written and characters that are developed ok l, they could be a little more. The story is split between 1950s Boston and WWII Europe. A trio of Nazi Hunters are searching for a ruthless female murderer. There are also love stories. There are twists, they are a little predictable, and some action.
Recommend.

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No One Goes Alone | Erik Larson
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Pickpick

This was a good one. I liked the mystery and the paranormal aspects. Worth the time. I recommend.

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And then I had to go to Target tonight for a couple things and we all know what happens there. Darn books jump off the shelves and into your cart.
#gottoreaditbeforeiwatchit

tpixie You‘ve posted a lot of orange 🍊 books lately 😀 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie I hadn‘t noticed 😂 orange 🍊 is a fun color 5mo
BkClubCare I just had TWO books jump into my cart today! What was I to do?! One is my book club selection and I am in a loooong line at the library for it. Sigh 5mo
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OrangeMooseReads @BkClubCare you can‘t do anything. Spring loaded shelves. 5mo
tpixie @OrangeMooseReads yes! Orange 🍊 is a fun color. Watch out for spring boarded shelves!! 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie they are terrible 5mo
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Mom and I went into a little bookstore in Ludington, Windowsill Books.
I added to my physical Vonnegut collection.
I also got a couple buttons. The one says “Read Banned Books”
I‘m really annoyed with the stickers on the front of the books. I can‘t get them off 🤬

tpixie I hate price stickers!! 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie these wouldn‘t bother me more than normal if they weren‘t on the front. Stupid sticks on books! 5mo
Patchshank Should be illegal 5mo
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slategreyskies Sometimes Goo Gone works for me for removing stickers from books. It leaves a slight orange-y smell on them, but I‘d rather an orange smell than a sticker. 5mo
LeahBergen Did you try heating them up with a blow dryer? 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @Patchshank it should 😊 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @slategreyskies I will have to give that a try 5mo
OrangeMooseReads @LeahBergen well that would make sense LOL my brain is slightly burnout lately. I will try that, thank you 😊 5mo
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This is the other book I found at the Antique store. It‘s more of a joke because I took 3 yrs of Spanish in high school, went to Spain, and took 2 semesters of it in college and STILL can barely speak any Spanish.