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Pam.Kokomo

Pam.Kokomo

Joined June 2017

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir | Jeannette Walls
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No wonder this is the standard by which all memoirs of troubles childhoods are measured. This writing was beautiful, and I appreciated that she didn‘t sound bitter. You could tell that she still had a love for her parents even though “It‘s complicated” would hardly do justice to what she went through.

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My Squirrel Days | Ellie Kemper
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This was a fun one but a strange one to post during Holy Week when I finished it. 😏

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We‘ve had a lovely week off for a homeschool spring break of sorts. Projects were begun at least and lots of reading enjoyed. This was a sweet read to end the week. Reality hits tomorrow as we plunge back into our studies. It‘s tempting to let things slide since everything feels strange right now, even though as homeschoolers, this doesn‘t affect us as much as it does others. But education is a life, and it‘s good to have rhythm to our days.

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Creating a home you love is simply about deciding what to focus on and then giving yourself permission to stop worrying about the rest.

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St. Joseph with a side of cat and a unicorn blanket. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Finished on 3/19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph.

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We Wish You Luck: A Novel | Caroline Zancan
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Campus novel...kind of reminded me of The Secret History, which most definitely is a good thing!

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Quiet American | Graham Greene
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The Power and the Glory still is my favorite of Greene‘s, but I want to read everything he wrote. And this was excellent!

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Fascinating!

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I just love Melanie Shankle‘s humor! This book certainly did not disappoint.

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles
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This is a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ book for me. Re-read.

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I‘ve been on a true-crime podcast kick, so it seemed like a good time to listen to this much-talked-about book.

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I really enjoy Tsh‘s writing about intentional living. This one feels a little more preachy than her later art (books, podcasts, etc).

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Let the #catchup posts ensue. This was a February read and this is my favorite page. ❤️

squirrelbrain So difficult to pick a favourite page in this book isn‘t it? This one....no this one.....or maybe this one....💙 3y
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Their Eyes Were Watching God LP | Zora Neale Hurston
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I read along in print while listening to the audio. The narrator is fantastic, added so much to the experience of this book. I can see why it‘s considered a modern classic!

SamAnne I read it decades ago and it was transformative!! I ended up reading all her other books. 3y
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane

“Sometimes in the darkness you can see more clearly.”

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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This is my first book by this author. His sentences, imagery, and thoughtfulness are stealing my heart.

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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Tender

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Underland: A Deep Time Journey | Robert Macfarlane
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...to understand light you need first to have been buried in the deep-down dark.

#dentistofficereading

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Peace Like a River | Leif Enger
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Reread, and I imagine it won‘t be my last time with this book. Read along with #CloseReads #podcast.

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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First time reading this one. Read along with #LiteraryLife #podcast.

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So well written and engaging! I loved that he narrated it, and that he didn‘t mask very well when he choked up.

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From this, I read the essay “On Fairy Stories” and the short story “Leaf by Niggle” for my #WellReadMom bookclub, and then read the other two selections to mark the book as read. :) I really enjoyed Derek Jacobi‘s narration of Leaf on Audible.

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Little Women, Good Wives | Louisa May Alcott
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For #wellreadmom #bookclub. I don‘t think I‘ve actually ever read the whole thing, but what a delight! I am ready to read the rest in this series!

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The Happiness Project | Gretchen Rubin
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I‘ve been meaning to read this for a long time since I enjoy her podcast and her book Better than Before. Fun, quick read

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Ask Again, Yes: A Novel | Mary Beth Keane
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Really enjoyed this one.

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Just finished book 4 for the year, but I‘ve been working on this one for quite a while. This battered copy is my husband‘s that he bought in Taiwan as a teenage missionary kid. ❤️

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Ella Minnow Pea | Mark Dunn
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Quick and smart read. A lighter, epistolary version of 1984, if you can imagine that.

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Onions in the Stew | Betty MacDonald
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This is the third memoir of MacDonald‘s that I have read. She is like comfort food for me. So funny and poignant! The audio is great!

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A River Runs Through It | Norman Maclean, Barry Moser
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This novella is my first red to finish in 2020, read along with Close Reads Podcast. Beautiful! ❤️ {January 1, 2020}

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Needed a quick read for our Christmas trip to PA. I had heard Bonnie‘s story on various podcasts and I was happy to read it again and learn a little more about what goes in to the Church‘s investigation into an alleged miracle. ❤️

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Reread for Well-Read Mom bookclub. ❤️

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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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I needed an engaging, fly-through-it book to help me through these busy days when I have trouble focusing on anything. This one fits that bill! I kept working around the house yesterday so I could listen and find out how it ended.

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This one broke me out of a book slump. I found myself comfort-binging Sophie and Melanie‘s podcast (The Big Boo Podcast), and when I worked my way through all the archives, I decided I needed another book by one of them. I think this is the last one available as audio on my library apps, and I enjoyed it so much. Sophie is a laugh and a warm hug and I wish I knew her in real life.

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I started this when the temps in Indiana dropped to single digits and I wanted something, anything, that would make me feel warm. The heat of Australia in the middle of a drought might not have actually helped but at least I got to listed to an Aussie accent for a while. :)

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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Third read. ❤️

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Read along with The Literary Life podcast. Good stuff!

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Rooster Bar | John Grisham
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I hit a wall with audiobooks, not able to concentrate. I needed a very light read and something to just carry me along for the ride, and this did it for me.

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The Odyssey | Homer Homer
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Read along with Close Reads podcast. New translation by Emily Wilson.

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Funny and thoughtful...loved it. ❤️

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Untitled | Unknown
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My first experience with Eudora. Her narration is superb in this audio.

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For Well-Read Mom bookclub. I think this one will make for an interesting discussion!

CogsOfEncouragement Read this with a friend, and yes it provides wonderful conversation. Enjoy. 3y
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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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My most favorite Ann Patchett yet. ❤️

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🙋🏼‍♀️ It‘s like she knows me or something.

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This is my favorite Ruth Reichl book so far! Bonus points because she reads the audiobook.

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I love this series so far, but this (book 6, I think) is my favorite.

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“I remember years ago a guy I knew told me that people going to England find exactly what they are looking for. I said I‘d go looking for the England of English literature, and he nodded and said, ‘It‘s there.‘ Maybe it is, and maybe it isn‘t. One thing‘s for sure: it‘s here. The blessed man who sold me all my books died a few months ago... If you happen to pass 84 Charing Cross Rd, kiss it for me? I owe it so much.”

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I love books about books, and this one has been my bedtime read. Short essays that just add to my TBR, like I need that, but the rest of you readers understand, I‘m guessing.

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I love behind-the-scenes books, and this did not disappoint.

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Fascinating, and very well written.

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