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Rachbb3

Joined January 2017

LibraryThing member Rachbb3

Lover of books ❤
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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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Finished! I loved this book. It was funny, sad, frustrating, ridiculous, and thoroughly enjoyable. #GAR

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The Clockwork Dynasty | Daniel H. Wilson
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Mehso-so

This was okay. It would make a cool movie. 🤖
#BOTM

MrBook My thoughts exactly. 😎 4d
UwannaPublishme Cool cover! 4d
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Pickpick

This was a great book, better than The Dry I think. Anything can happen when a group of people get lost in the woods and panic.

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Had to do it. 😃

MamaGina Me Too - mine arrives tomorrow!⚡️ 2w
Rachbb3 @MamaGina 👍🏻😀 2w
Addison_Reads Mine arrived today, but it was damaged. 😞 A new one should be here in a few days. 2w
Rachbb3 @Addison_Reads Oh no! I‘m glad you‘re able to getting another one. 2w
melissajayne I‘ll order a copy at the end of the month. 1w
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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Pickpick

This ended up being one of my favorites so far. I don‘t want to give too much away for #shakespearereadalong I thought the ending was perfect.

Sace *sigh* yet another play I didn't do. 😔 2w
merelybookish Cool! It's one of my faves too! 2w
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Pickpick

One of her best. 👍🏻👍🏻

erzascarletbookgasm A new movie adaptation coming up next Oct! 2w
Rachbb3 @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! I‘m very excited for that. 😃 2w
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Pickpick

Fantastic book, although I really don‘t know where Hollywood got their version of the monster from. 😂 #LitsyAtoZ #GAR

Laughterhp I started listening to this on audio and I was really confused as to if I was actually listening to Frankenstein! 3w
Tamra I just purchased a copy today because I haven‘t read it and so many people have liked it! 3w
Palimpsest ♥️it‘s become one of my favorites. @Tamra enjoy! 3w
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Capturing the Devil | Kerri Maniscalco
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Pickpick

I liked the way it ended and the storyline coming full circle from book 1. However, I felt like there were character inconsistencies from the previous books. Audrey Rose grated on me and as much as she rolled her eyes at Thomas I was rolling my eyes at her. Thomas seemed to turn into a lovesick simpering fool. I don‘t know maybe I wanted more of the murder plot and less romance. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald | Therese Anne Fowler
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This is a reread for #LitsyAtoZ

After reading so much of these people in between my first read of this book and now my second, (and I realize it's a fictionalized account) my opinion is that it is very loosely based on their real lives. Still though a lovely read.

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Capturing the Devil | Kerri Maniscalco
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#bookmail

It's the last one. 😢

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Pickpick

Another great Poirot mystery. 😊

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Two picks this month for #AmazonFirstReads 😀

JaneyWaneyB I picked The Man Who Played With Fire too...sounds intriguing 2mo
DGRachel Ooh, that looks interesting. I hardly ever find anything that I‘m even remotely interested in on first reads, but that has my grabby hands engaged. 🤣🤣 2mo
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I should have read this before Twilight of the Belle Epoque since this is book 1. 🤦‍♀️ I love how McAuliffe brings this time period to life.

#LitsyAtoZ

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Pickpick

This was such a good story. Although this is not my go to genre, Sarah Jio's books are always such a pleasure to read.

#Booked2019 (New 2019)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Something about the cover just draws you in😍 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice job! 2mo
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Merry Wives of Windsor | William Shakespeare
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Pickpick

I love the way this ended it had me laughing out loud. 😆
#Shakespearereadalong

GingerAntics Loved the ending on this one. 2mo
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Used bookstore #bookhaul 😀❤

suzie.reads I just got Mr Mercedes can't wait to start the trilogy 😊 2mo
Rachbb3 @suzie.reads I can now too. Lol. Someone gave me Finders Keepers and I had to get the other two. 🤷‍♀️ 2mo
suzie.reads My hubby loves Stephen King and he has the other two books on our bookshelves and has convinced me to read them. Had to order the first book 😂 2mo
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Nine Coaches Waiting | Mary Stewart
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This was so good! Mary Stewart is becoming one of my favorite authors.

#LitsyAtoZ

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Bilbo's Last Song | J.R.R. Tolkien
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I'm dusting my shelves, picked this one up and read it. It took 5 minutes. Lol. It made me nostalgic for The Hobbit. 😢

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Jamaica Inn | Daphne Du Maurier
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A dark, atmospheric book. It reminds me a bit of Wuthering Heights in that respect. The story was good and there was a surprise reveal at the end. Of course, Rebecca is better, but I enjoyed this one as well.

#LitsyAtoZ

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What an amazing book. The characters felt like family and for a book to have basically one setting for most of it and to be so enthralling is pure genius of the author. Bravo!

#Booked2019 (Political Intrigue)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love the Count 🖤❤️ 2mo
Crazeedi Great great great book!! 2mo
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Busy, Busy! | Eileen Spinelli
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I've had hardly any reading time. 😕 I'm enjoying seeing what you are all reading though! 🙌

Purrfectpages I hear ya! Case in point, I‘m seeing this post two days late! 2mo
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This book. 😍

Crazeedi I know I felt the same way 2mo
marleed Beautiful quote. I‘m waiting on a library hold for this but wonder if I need to own so I can post-it note it all up! 2mo
Rachbb3 @Crazeedi @marleed I love it so far. I'm almost halfway through and it could possibly be a favorite read this year. 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one ❤️❤️ 2mo
Crazeedi @Rachbb3 it was a top fave of mine in 2017 2mo
Hollie This quote makes me want to reread this book! 2mo
kspenmoll Just lived this book! 2mo
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Don Quixote | Cervantes
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I have hit the halfway mark of Don Quixote and I am loving this book. 😀

Megabooks 👍🏻👍🏻 2mo
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When the book you're currently reading mentions characters from books you are also currently reading . Crazy!

Crazeedi How serendipitous is that! 2mo
Velvetfur And both great books too! 2mo
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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marleed I read the Thornbirds 30+ years ago. I‘m still terrified at the thought of wild boars! 2mo
4thhouseontheleft 🎉🎉🎉 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great job!! 2mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!!! Well done ✅✅✅✅✅✅ 2mo
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Pickpick

Such a great read. I think I need to go and watch the movie again. #GAR #LitsyAtoZ

#Booked2019 (Book to movie)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 Great story 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage One of my favorites from back in the day! 2mo
Cinfhen LOVE the cast of this film!!!! {{swoon}} 2mo
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AlaMich I named my cat Sodapop when I was an adolescent. My father was baffled. 😆 2mo
MellieAntoinette OMG I‘m on ch5 and was just thinking the same thing. This one‘s got family history though. My dad went to WRHS w/ Hinton and lived in the “Greasers” meighborhood Hinton interviewed. It‘s my one link to bookish fame! Spent my summers at the same drive in as Ponyboy, too! 2mo
Rachbb3 @MellieAntoinette That's awesome! It's like the book coming alive for you. 😀 2mo
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Charlotte's Web | E. B. White
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Of all the years I've been an avid reader this is the first time I've read this book. No wonder it's a beloved classic. ❤

#GAR

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In the forward it says that this is one of Hercule Poirot's favorite mysteries. 😊 Not one of mine but still good, and I always love reading about Mrs. Oliver with her crazy ideas and her apples. 😆

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The Valley of Horses | Jean M. Auel
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This would be between a pick and a so-so for me. I loved the introduction of Jondalar and his backstory, but I felt like the day to day narrative of his and Ayla's lives were too long and sometimes tedious. I found myself skimming a bit.

#LitsyAtoZ

JazzFeathers Goodness. I read this book when l was a kid. It was one of the first full novels l ever read. I remember liking it. But it was so long ago. 3mo
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The Man with No Borders | Richard C Morais
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My pick for August's Amazon First Reads. 😊

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Merry Wives of Windsor | William Shakespeare
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I just realized that the first discussion is next weekend and I do not have a copy of this. Amazon to the rescue! 😓
#Shakespearereadalong

Hooked_on_books It‘s a little unwieldy, but if you‘re ever in a Shakespeare pinch again, the full text of all his work is posted here: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/ 3mo
GingerAntics No copy at the library? That‘s frustrating. In addition to @Hooked_on_books suggestion, all of his plays are in the public domain, so they are actually really easy to get free copies off. We all tend to prefer paid versions because of the extra essays and stuff, but in a pinch, any free copy will due for a week. (edited) 3mo
Rachbb3 @Hooked_on_books Thanks for the info! 😀 3mo
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Rachbb3 @GingerAntics I didn't even think about the library. 🤦‍♀️ It must be the heat. 🔥😒 3mo
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 that is a distinct possibility! It‘s also kind of nice having your own copy for these kinds of things. It‘s much easier to make and keep notes on what you‘ve read that way. 3mo
Graywacke I waited too long to request from the library, so looking at amazon e-editions now... (Ican‘t do free editions, I‘m dependent on the notes) 3mo
Rachbb3 @Graywacke Same here. 3mo
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After all the long intense books I've been reading lately I decided I needed something quick and simple to break it up. Nancy Drew never fails. 😁

Soubhiville I ❤️ Nancy Drew! You‘ve made me want to pull an old favorite back off the shelf! 3mo
Rachbb3 @Soubhiville I love them too. I can remember reading them in 3rd grade and that's when my love for reading started. Nancy Drew helped to spur that on. They're always a comfort to go back to. 3mo
Jaimelire Nancy Drew....I spent a large fraction of my childhood with one of these books stuck to my face. 3mo
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Zelda: A Biography | Nancy Milford
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Happy birthday Zelda Fitzgerald. I timed it just right for finishing. What makes this a genre busting book? I have no idea 😂 but it's listed online as a genre busting book about writers. I never tire of reading about her. I'm also going to reread Z for #LitsyAtoZ this year.

#Booked2019 (Genre Busting)
@4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Well done‼️🙌🏻 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Well, if it‘s online, it must be true! Great job! 3mo
Crazeedi I didn't know it was her birthday! I just finished Z today too!! I'm putting this on my tbr 3mo
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Unbroken | Laura Hillenbrand
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I listened to most of this on planes. Probably not the best idea but what a powerful story.

#Booked2019 (Soldier)
@Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Samplergal Loved it. 3mo
Cinfhen Great choice ♥️ 3mo
marleed Ohh, I‘m glad you didn‘t crash in water inhabited by sharks. I think of that often - those pilots and crew! 3mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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Pickpick

Each book is better than the next. This is a great series.
#LitsyAtoZ

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Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
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#bookhaul 😀😎

Crazeedi 👍👏👏💗 3mo
Megabooks Nice!! 3mo
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Books-A-Million #743 | Owensboro, KY (Bookstore)
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We don't have these where I live! The bookstore and the rain. Gonna do some damage. 😁

Jess_Franzino I went to one while in Ocean City, NJ. Got a bunch of books I wanted for only $5 a piece. Books-A-Million is paradise! 3mo
Megabooks I used to work at that BAM. 3mo
Rachbb3 @Megabooks I liked Owensboro. Especially down by the river. 3mo
Megabooks @Rachbb3 it‘s a nice town. The riverfront has changed a lot. Did you find anything at BAM? 3mo
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Troilus and Cressida | William Shakespeare
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Mehso-so

I finished this up a little early because I'm leaving in a few days to Kentucky for a week and not sure if I'll have much reading time. I'll save my review for the #Shakespearereadalong discussions.
@merelybookish

merelybookish Im impressed it's a so-so! Look forward to hearing your thoughts! Have a good trip! 3mo
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This is such a good book. It's fictionalized account based on actual people who moved to the Galapagos Islands to spy during WWII. Riviting story.

#LitsyAtoZ
#BOTM

Jennick2004 That cover! 😱💜 3mo
Tamra Sounds great! 3mo
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Taking advantage of Barnes and Noble's classic book sale, $5 each. #bookhaul 👍

BookishJess Love B&N‘s bargain classics ❤️📚 I read The Brothers K recently and I HIGHLY recommend it! 3mo
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Life with Picasso | Franoise Gilot, Carlton Lake
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Ever since I watched National Geographic's Genius: Picasso I have been wanting to read Francoise Gilot's book. I finally ordered it. 😀

#bookmail

Cathythoughts The cover ♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
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Xingu And Other Stories | Wharton, Edith
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I think I'll just read Xingu every time for the letter X for the #LitsyAtoZ challenge. It's hilarious. 😂

#SerialReader

Libby1 It is funny, isn‘t it? 3mo
Daisey Great idea! It is a fun story. 3mo
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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I don't think I've ever read a book with such agonizing and complicated relationships. The story follows the Cleary family down through generations and the love and difficulty they're endure. It was excellent.

#Booked2019 (Book that was a gift)
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Tamra I recall how it was a BIG tv phenom when I was a kid. You‘ve sparked my interest and I have a hold on the audio. 3mo
Rachbb3 @Tamra Get ready to be absorbed! 3mo
marleed I recently found a hardback copy. I was so exited. It‘s one of my favorite books ever! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great choice. I remember this book so warmly! 3mo
Cinfhen Such a wonderful book!! Reread it last year!!! 3mo
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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This weekend was so busy. All I can say is the wine came first, now the books. ❤🍷📚

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Today's #Bookmail #Bookhaul 👍

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I woke up to this! ❤

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Tonight 😀

LauraJ Nice! 4mo
Blaire That looks so nice! 4mo
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I'm trying to knock out some of my #BOTM books.

I'm going to start this one tonight. 😊

Caterina This one is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read too! 4mo
Rachbb3 @Caterina I'm in chapter two and loving it so far. 4mo
readordierachel Love the cover! 4mo
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The Thorn Birds | Colleen McCullough
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Have you ever read a book that you feel like you could read forever? You just read about the characters lives until they are no more? That is this book for me. I'm almost to the half mark and can't imagine it ending. 😭❤

Crazeedi I love books like that! 4mo
celtichik I have reread that book for many decades 😀 4mo
Bookwormjillk That‘s on my re-read list for this summer 4mo
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Goodbye, Paris: A Novel | Anstey Harris
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I can't get into this. I keep falling asleep. I guess that means bail. 😴

#BOTM

TheNerdyProfessor Aw man. I remember liking this one. However, I think it's better to move on than to really get stuck in a book you don't like. 4mo
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