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Reading_in_the_meadow

Joined August 2019

“The world was hers for the reading.” – Betty Smith
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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I really enjoyed all the books I read in October. The tagged book is for book club and I finished it in 2 days.

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The Stand | Stephen King
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I'm so bored with this book, and I'm only 50 pages in. Does it get better or should I cut my losses and move on?

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Oh Calamity!

I loved this book! My husband even remarked how fast I finished it because I could not put it down! The mystery, the characters, the twist at the end....

I wish I had saved this one for my book club. So much to unpack.

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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The kid is with the in-laws, the hubby is off doing manly things; it's just me, and chip, and a good book.

Readswithcoffee Good book! 1mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Readswithcoffee I can't put it down! I have so much stuff to do but all I want is to read! 1mo
LapReader My partner and step children are away this weekend and I am loving it. Anyone would think I don‘t actually like having them around. 1mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @LapReader I understand completely! I 😂 1mo
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While heartbreaking at times, I really enjoyed this book. It opened my eyes to the struggles of immigrants, especially those from Latin American countries. As a native born, white woman, I have not experienced a lot of what these characters have, but the universal experiences of guilt, loss, and first love speak to all.

Addison_Reads Great review. I read this earlier this year and loved it. Heartbreaking yes, but a story that needs to be told. 1mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Addison_Reads thank you so much! And yes, definitely a story that needs to be told. I love how fiction can teach us so much through storytelling. 1mo
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So. Freaking. Good. A nearly perfect way to wrap up the series. Rarely have I enjoyed sequels more than the first in a series, but this is my favorite of the trilogy. More action than the first and less uncomfortable love scenes than the second.

ShelfRighteous This series has been on my list since forever🤩 1mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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I loved this book so much better than the first! I loved Feyre in this book so much more than in the first. I have issues with this being labeled YA though. The reading level might be YA, but the material was a little mature for teens in my opinion. Overall, I loved this book and can't wait to read the third book in the series.

Wildly_Bookish I want to read this series so bad! 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Wildly_Bookish I've got it if you want to borrow it! 2mo
Wildly_Bookish I've got 4 of Erika's books and 3 from the library, but as soon as I return all of those I definitely will! Thank you so much! 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Wildly_Bookish so that will be about a week? 😂 Anytime! I just started the 3rd one so hopefully I can finish it before you're ready for it. 2mo
Wildly_Bookish Probably a little longer than a week because A Discovery of Witches is soooooo long. But really good so far. Lol 2mo
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#wonderouswednesday @Eggs

1. 3 - Canada, England and Scotland
2. Coastline. I'm a beach girl. There are too many bugs in the mountains.
3. I would love to do a historic roadtrip of the US East Coast - Boston, DC, Philly, Salem, etc.
4. Hmmm...probably the UK. Although I get super excited when books are set in my home state of Ohio.

Eggs Love #3!!! 2mo
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Quiet morning with a book and coffee...

Caroline2 I loved this book! 😍 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Caroline2 I really like it so far! I'm enjoying it more than the first. 2mo
Caroline2 Me too! I think the second book is the best in the series. 👍 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Caroline2 I just finished the 3rd. I liked it the best, but both were better than the first! 1mo
Caroline2 @Reading_in_the_meadow it‘s a great series isn‘t it. 😀 1mo
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A Court of Mist and Fury | Sarah J. Maas
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1. Tagged
2. Book haul from a user book store including The Fall of Crazy House and A Court of Thorns and Rose's trilogy
3. Too hot for fall! I'm ready for hoodie weather!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The pacing was a little off for me. At times I couldn't put it down, and others I couldn't pick it up. Overall it was enjoyable enough for me to want to read the rest of the series but I can't give it more than 3 stars.

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Well crap. I really liked Tamlin until he said that...

MaggieM Same! I feel like he just want‘s to control her. Have you begun reading the second book? 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @MaggieM I just started it Sunday so I'm about 100 pages in. He's way too controlling. In the first book I was annoyed that Feyre wasn't listening to him, now I'm annoyed that she is 😂 2mo
MaggieM @Reading_in_the_meadow hahah, I know exactly how you feel! 😂 But you have to continue reading, this series becomes so much better! I LOVED the second book 😍 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @MaggieM I like it so far. She's starting to push back now. I can't wait to see how it ends! 2mo
MaggieM @Reading_in_the_meadow Great to hear! Hope you enjoy it! 2mo
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This is my current view. In the madness of each day, I try to carve out some quiet time to read.

LiljaPleasant I might read this one next month... Not sure if I really want to start another series this year... How do you like it so far? 2mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @LiljaPleasant I like it. It's definitely holding my attention. But the main character Feyre kind of gets on my nerves 😂 2mo
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I love when hubby drives! It's a great time to catch up on my reading 😉

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#friyayintro

1. It's been awhile but I remember the conservative jokes annoyed me
2. The Ranch
3. Lunch 😂
4. Eastern
5. Hot Pink Roses

@howjessreads

ImperfectCJ Eat, Pray, Love made me angry, too. She's so whiny and self-absorbed. 2mo
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A Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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I really enjoyed this book! Ove was so endearingly grumpy. Ove and his wife Sonja remind me of my husband and me. The relationship between Ove and the two girls is sooo sweet. This was an enjoyable, sentimental book and I absolutely recommend it. The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is re-readability. I loved it, but didn't feel the need to immediately start reading it again as soon as I finished.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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#currentread for my book club. Ove is a crotchety old grump, but I kinda like him. He kind of reminds me of my husband 😂 He says what annoys him, whereas I only think it.

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#bookhaul from a user book store. The best part was it didn't cost me anything! I traded in some books I won't reread and got new gems to enjoy!

The tagged book has been on my tbr forever! Maybe I'll finally get around to reading it!

Slajaunie Welcome to Litsy! 📖💚 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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So good. It's been awhile since I've read a book that has sucked me in like this one! Kind of dark fairy tale, kind of mystery, all kinds of amazing prose. With limited time to read, I rarely want to reread books, but as soon as I finished this I wanted to start it over.

TrishB It is a lovely read 👍🏻 3mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @TrishB yes! So lovely!! 3mo
Crazeedi I enjoyed 3mo
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Reading_in_the_meadow @Crazeedi me too! Have you read anything else by the author? 3mo
Crazeedi @Reading_in_the_meadow yes this one, I actually liked it better 3mo
Reading_in_the_meadow @Crazeedi I just added it to my tbr! 3mo
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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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1. Loving it so far! Can't wait to finish but don't want it to end!
2. Sleep??
3. Chocolate Chip cookie dough
4. Used to play piano but haven't in years
5. Will do 😉

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This fantastical YA retelling of Jane Grey's nine day reign is So. Much. Fun! It's silly, and obviously not historically accurate, but it was a lighthearted, enjoyable read. Highly recommend if you just need an escape and a good chuckle.

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All American Boys | Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely
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Rashad is absent again today.

This book had been on my tbr forever! I'm so glad I finally got around to reading it. It is right up there with The Hate You Give. It should be required reading in high school. Another great example of a story told in alternating perspectives, it tells about Rashad's brutal treatment at the hands of a white police officer.

Reading_in_the_meadow My son has a few years before he will be able to process this, but it is already in the stack of books I've set aside to share with him. 3mo
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Love. Love. Love this book! It's a historical fiction murder mystery with a female forensic detective!! It checks all my boxes. Fighting against the patriarchy, Adelia is racing to solve the murders of the town's children. To see my full review go to https://www.goodreads.com/reading_in_the_meadow

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This was a book club pick and I wouldn't have chosen it on my own. I guess it was good for what it is, a beach read romance. I was disappointed in the "mystery", but I enjoyed the alternating narratives. The setting was amazing though. It has more good than bad going for it. At it it's core it was a love story and that's not my preferred genre. If you like those kinds of stories, you will probably like this book.

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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Slow vendor events are great places to catch up on some reading. Still loving this book! #ireadanywhere

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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This was not my favorite book of the year, but such an important one. As a white woman, raised in a two parent household, I acknowledge my privilege. I have no personal experiences to relate to those of the characters in this book. That is why, even though at times I didn't particularly enjoy it, I think it is such an important book to read. #diversereads #booksaswindows

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Once Upon a River | Diane Setterfield
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I'm about halfway through this book and loving it! It's been awhile since I've read anything that has me as hooked as this book does! Who is the little girl who came back from the dead? Why has she lost the ability to speak? So many questions I can't wait to find out the answers! #unputdownable

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