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Joined May 2016

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“Perfection is for people who are lying to themselves.” Waiting for the rest of my carpool!

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“We barely get any time on this planet. Do not spend it pleasing other people. Fuck politeness. Live life exactly how you want to live it so you can live the life you make for yourself.”

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“Knowledge not shared remains unknown.”

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“Sometimes you learn more from losing than you do from winning. When you lose, you learn how to keep going.”

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I may be almost 50 years old but I do love this series

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“We snack as compulsively as serial killers kill.” Wonderful words to hear while I am in training and bored out of my skull!

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Better Late Than Never | Jenn McKinlay
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Finally finished this one. Another hit for the Library Lovers series. With working two jobs and maintaining a household, I don‘t have much time to read but I try to carve out time for my cozy crimes. I really enjoy the small town atmosphere and the craftnoon ladies. I wish I had something like that in BFE Missouri!

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Resistance | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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“May we never forget. May we live with honor at all times, regardless of our circumstances. And may we choose love, a weapon that will defeat hate every single time. Love is the resistance.”

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Haven‘t been on here in awhile. I just haven‘t felt like reading, which isn‘t like me. I can usually be found with a book in my hand but lately I think the stress of having a full time job and a part time job and a household to take care of I finally catching up with me. I think I will spend sometime tonight enjoying this one

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Time After Time | Karl Alexander
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I remember watching this movie when I was a kid, early 80s. I hadn‘t known it was a book until recently. So far, really good!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“For the greatest fear of death is always that it will pass us by. And leave us there alone.”

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her. But if anyone had asked him, he would have answered that he didn‘t”

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“Men are what they are because of what they do. Not what they say.”

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“Sometimes light illuminates things that are better left in the dark.”

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Looks promising. Endorsed by Rick Riordan so should t be too awful. Here‘s to good book and time on my hands!

readinginthedark I‘ve heard good things about this one! 1y
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Oh my goodness! Love everything in here. Saw Snape and squealed like a little girl! Thank you, thank you @OriginalCyn620 for the awesome books and pops. And thanks to @JenlovesJT47 for the swap. Can‘t wait to do another one! #Funkopopswap. #FPS

JenlovesJT47 Awesome! 💚 1y
OriginalCyn620 Glad you liked! 😁 1y
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Mehso-so

I‘ll say this about it, truly a story of a megalomaniac child molester. Warren Jeff should have been castrated as soon possible and been given a directive to have no contact with the outside world from his prison cell. To think that he still holds sway over the “church” is a joke. That “church” is simply a cult that segregated women and allows pedophiles to run rampant.

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Assaulted Caramel | Amanda Flower
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My salvation in a time of mandatory training!!

readinginthedark Ooh, this looks fun! 1y
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Well, at least it got here...gotta day the USP service managed that if nothing else. Now, the wait begins! #FPS

OriginalCyn620 What in the world happened to that box?! Hopefully, everything in it will be okay! 1y
PaperbackReader I‘m hoping as well but I‘m holding out until reveal....so hard. Will be getting yours in the mail soon 1y
readinginthedark 🙈😱 1y
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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Although I am going to give this a “pick me” rating, I have two words for the ending...Not Happy! I enjoyed the authors twists but I did not see them coming and some of them were a little far fetched. And now I ha e to wait for a resolution...I want it now!!!

readinginthedark 😕I hate it when that happens—right at the end they get ya‘! 1y
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Hear the Wind Blow | Mary Downing Hahn

“Heroes‘ names are remembered forever,” he added, “but an old man‘s name is soon forgotten.”

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#funkopopswap. 1. Keep them in the box! 2. Collect mostly sets but sometimes will get one that catches my fancy. 3. Remus Lupin, Snape, Boggart as Snape, Deadpool Duck and Scooby Dum. 4. Halo, 5 nights at Freddie‘s, Zorn, any of the “gaming” ones and Cupheads. 5. Have two, Harry Potter and Maleficent so not opposed.

readinginthedark Oh, I forgot about the boggart as Snape! I need that one, too! My list is growing from seeing everyone else‘s wish lists. Did you sign up for this swap? 1y
PaperbackReader Yup, first swap ever! 1y
PaperbackReader I need to send you a reference for pop in a box. We get 2 each month for about $20 a month. You make a list and they send you ones from your want list. You have to make sure you only mark the ones you want, you mark the ones you do t want as well and they will only send you the ones on your want list 1y
readinginthedark Awesome! 👍🏻I‘m gonna‘ wait and see what I get from this swap first, and then I‘ll probably do it, because I want them allllllll (or a lot of them anyway)! 1y
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman

“Permission is the bloated corpse of freedom.”

readinginthedark Whoa! Crazy quote, but good. Is this part of the Scythe series or separate? 1y
PaperbackReader Second one of the Scythe series. Just came out! 1y
readinginthedark I still need to read the first. But the cover for this is so cool! 1y
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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“How wise of the founders to hide a kernel of truth within something so absurd. Who among the rational would search for it there.”

readinginthedark Just like real life politics! 🙄 1y
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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman

“A sense of humor, no matter how dark, is always a good thing”

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Thunderhead | Neal Shusterman
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“I guess whoever holds the torch casts the darkest shadow.”

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Hunting Prince Dracula | Kerri Maniscalco
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"Science could not explain the power of live or hope." Hope this gets me through training!

readinginthedark Is it good? 2y
PaperbackReader Not bad so far... 2y
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"Great evil can only be fought by the strong. People need spiritual fuel as much as they need food, water and air. Happiness, love, joy, hope - these are the emotions that give us the strength to do what we must do."

readinginthedark 👏🏻 2y
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"public opinion can often be swayed by emotion with little regard for facts. If the story is fascinating enough, facts may not matter to those hearing it."

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"There comes a time when refusing to stop violence can no longer be called nonviolence. We cease to be objectors and become bystanders. At some point, morality must be wedded to action, or else it's no more than mere vanity."

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"Nobody learns anything new without failing the first few times they try. You have to face that and figure out how to get back up again. That means learning how to fail is the most important lesson of all."

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"The man who would not disgrace himself must be strong"

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I was tagged by @readinginthedark so here goes: 1. Have to say cozy crimes, especially the ones by Jenn McKinley. 2. Guilty pleasure--romances, Fifth Element and Disney movies3. Dark colors like forest green, midnight blue and burgundy. 4. Cheesecake 5. Off white or peach roses. Not going to tag anyone else as I really don't know many of you kittens. Need to get on here more!

readinginthedark I love your answers! Those colors, too...I just want a really dark library, I think. 😍 2y
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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher

"Such is the fact that awaits all celebrities, poor dears. Waiting for an audience either no longer living or barely interested, making every effort to seem upbeat as they await the day when their fans will return to them, their current indifference having been merely s result of some temporary misunderstanding soon to be resolved."

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The Princess Diarist | Carrie Fisher
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"I do not want to take part in my life. It can just go on without me; I'm not giving it any help. I don't want to see it, I don't want to talk to it, I don't want it anywhere near me. It takes too much energy. I refuse to be a part of it"

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One for Sorrow: A Ghost Story | Mary Downing Hahn
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Okay, yes this is a middle reader book but so are Rick Riordan's books and the Harry Potter series and I loved those so who cares. I enjoyed this although the main character was slightly bratty and whiny. She's 12 so there's that. I look forward to reading some more of Hahn's books.

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Started this today...luckily my job (prison) allows me to listen to "music" while I work (listening to whiny offenders) and I just have to thank the gods that man invented audiobooks! Three in one week and no plans to stop!

readinginthedark I'm on the fourth in this series, but you know it takes me forever to finish one. They're pretty good! 2y
PaperbackReader I had read this one before but figured some nice there's a new one out I would start the series again 2y
readinginthedark Makes sense; keep it fresh in your mind. 2y
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Sherlock: A Study in Pink | Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
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Today's boredom breaker!

readinginthedark 😱😱😍😍😍(grabby hands) Is it amazing?! 2y
PaperbackReader It's basically the first episode verbatim but still excellent. They are doing the Blind Banker which comes out in October in the US. And they've done them in regular comic books as well. 6 part series! 2y
readinginthedark Sold! I need to visit you guys. 2y
PaperbackReader Yes you do! 2y
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"Despair is the fuel of terrorism, and hope is the fuel of civilization, so we have to put more hope into the world than despair. Hatred and separation and building walls is not the way to profess. Going backward is not the way to go forward."

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"In different societies we create our own rules about clothing and makeup and ornamentation. I've just come to the conclusion that all women should wear whatever they want to wear and that all men should wear whatever they want to wear. If they have a problem with that, they should take it up with the United Nations."
What I do while I'm stuck in mandatory training!

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"Wasps are the SS of the flying-stinging brigade. Bees make honey and wasps make nothing-just attack small children. I don't know what wasps do. If there is a god, why would he create wasps? Apparently they do something to flies, but they're not doing it very well....Wasps are actually like the Borg from Star Trek."

readinginthedark 😂Yes! I hate wasps! 2y
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"What you do in life--what you do to add to the human existence--that is what matters. That is the beautiful thing"

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Okay another one before I go to bed..."Stinging nettles are the Nazis of the weed world"

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I'm enjoying this book. So much like his stand up! "If there is a god they need to come down to Earth and explain WWII, Hitler, bowel cancer and Croc shoes. But no god has ever come to Earth."

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"Belief or, more likely, self-belief, is central to what I have done, and that probably applies to anyone whose life could be deemed unusual. But I do also know self-belief can be used in a good or a bad way: some people with tremendous self-belief are complete psychotic mass murderers."

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House of Furies | Madeleine Roux
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"Vast wealth does have a certain appeal."

readinginthedark Is this good? 2y
PaperbackReader Don't know yet...not very far into it. 2y
readinginthedark Well, let me know. And that bookmark is cute! 2y
PaperbackReader Thanks. Craft day craft 2y
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What a great way to spend a shift at work! Reading this!

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Boomer's Bucket List | Sue Pethick
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So far, I'm really enjoying this months selection for a local bookclub

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Cometh the Hour | Jeffrey Archer
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"It takes a heroic figure to rewrite history so that future generations might know the truth and benefit from his sacrifice."
Late night reading......

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Cometh the Hour | Jeffrey Archer
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"Dead men's words are so much more powerful than those of the living"