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RestingBodiceFace

RestingBodiceFace

Joined August 2016

Classically trained bibliophile with a penchant for smutty romance novels.
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Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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I stared to think about halfway through, "you know, there is no good way to end this series without Ragnarok." So I guess I was pleasantly surprised that this is only a trilogy.
As before, I love Riordan's exploration of subjects like gender fluidity, deaf culture, race, and religion. And he managed to throw in a "Bigly" reference to boot.

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Before I Go to Sleep | Steven J. Watson
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I've come to the conclusion: it's really hard for me to read suspense books without trying to figure out everyone's motivations all the time, which is a real buzzkill when I get to the end. That being said, this one is well-written and very engrossing. Recommended.

LoverofLit I'm the same way! I trust NO ONE 😮 2y
MyNamesParadise This is one of my favorite books! Read his second book called Second Life. Ignore the low review on Goodreads. It‘s different than this one, but still excellent! 2y
RestingBodiceFace @MyNamesParadise Thanks for the recommendation! I will add it to my list. 2y
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There were some topics in the first book (Wake of Vultures) which came to an abrupt close in this book, and I found myself missing the exploration of those subjects within the context of a YA novel. But this was still an interesting take on the Western genre.

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Written by Obama when he was still a junior senator, this book talks about the divisive nature of American politics at that time. I can't help but wonder what 2006 Obama would make of the state of things in 2018. 😳

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Final Fall | Heather W. Petty
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Not enough Sherlock, but a satisfying end to the series. Further thoughts in covered comments. #IamSherlocked

RestingBodiceFace I am happy that the author allowed for Mori's darkness, and that it won out in the end. A happy ending would have been an injustice to the characters of Sherlock & Moriarty. 2y
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Wake of Vultures | Lila Bowen
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This teenage western paranormal/horror story is unlike anything else I have ever read. I had the next 2 books ordered before I was finished, and it only got better! Recommended. #YA

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Maybe someday a famous book will have an "unpredictable ending" that I won't actually predict... ?

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Mind Games | Heather W. Petty
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The romance fan in me makes me ship this couple, but the Sherlock side of me wants Mori to turn to darkness. ☠️ Great momentum throughout, with an ending that makes me wish I had book #3 in my possession already.

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Ophelia | Lisa Klein
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I love twisted classics, and this retelling of Hamlet was satisfying. It skews a bit religious toward the end, but it worked well as a plot device and of course fit well with #gettheetoanunnery.

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Lock & Mori | Heather W. Petty
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Finished in a day. A bit of a slow start, but picked up toward the end. For the record, I pictured a young Benedict Cumberbatch the whole time I was reading this. #iamsherlocked #highfunctioningsociopath #doyourresearch

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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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While I like this series and believe Gabaldon is a gifted storyteller, nothing compares to the storyline– and 🔥hot romance– of book #1. #outlander

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The Widow of the South | Robert Hicks
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I don't think I have ever added a [well-read] book to my reading queue that has a 100% rating. Will the streak continue with me? 🤔

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One Dark Throne | Kendare Blake
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Jack, one of my local librarians, let me take this home without the protective cover (they had just gotten it in). Pretty sure I owe him my first born though…

Bookzombie Nice! I would nervous. 😂 2y
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I love all things Riordan, and I love even more that he advocates for the acceptance and understanding of all types of people.

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Midnight Crossroad | Charlaine Harris
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This is the only Charlaine Harris book I haven't been able to get into, and I have read nearly all of them. 🤔Also, am I the only one who thinks giant author photos as back covers = awkward?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag Super awkward. Especially when they are of the glamour photo variety 🙄 2y
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I read this quickly so that I could pass it along to my aunt, who is also enjoying the series. I have been on quite a Juliet Blackwell kick lately. #HauntedHomeRenovation #Murder #Mystery

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All the Missing Girls | Megan Miranda
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Unexpected and clever. Despite the story being told in reverse chronological order, each chapter reveals more and more of the mystery. Recommended.

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Significantly creepier than the first book in the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery series, but a fun story nonetheless. Looking forward to reading the next installment. #HauntedHomeRenovation

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"I used to think it was my duty to tell everyone the truth. Now I only give it to those who can use it." -p80 ? Now there's a life lesson I need to learn.

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A Toxic Trousseau | Juliet Blackwell
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I was just thinking tonight about how it was #CharlaineHarris and #SookieStackhouse that first led me down the path to cozy mysteries. It was a spin-off from the romances I usually read, but now they take up a not insignificant portion of my bookshelf real estate. Like the other books in the #WitchcraftMystery series, A Toxic Trousseau is a quick read with fun & quirky characters. 💜

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An enjoyable cozy mystery from the same author that wrote the #WitchcraftMystery series. Mel Turner isn't nearly as quirky as Lily Ivory, but this series definitely has potential, especially now that Mel has begun to realize her unique talents. 👻 #HauntedHomeRenovation

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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Didn't love it. Didn't hate it. 🎪
I wanted it to be… more than it was, I guess.

Jerdencon I have 50 pages left to finish tonight and was liking it... wondering if the ending is going to disappoint now. (edited) 3y
RestingBodiceFace @Jerdencon, I'm interested to hear what you think. 3y
Jerdencon I finished last night... I liked it but didn't love it. I was a little confused about what happened to Marco and Celia at the end. What I did like about the book was the description of the imagery of the circus. If nothing else it was entertaining. 3y
RestingBodiceFace @Jerdencon - I felt exactly the same way! 3y
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Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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"Do you remember all of your audiences?" Marco asks.
"Not all of them," Celia says. "But I remember the people who look at me the way you do."
"What way might that be?"
"As though they cannot decide if they are afraid of me or they want to kiss me."
"I am not afraid of you," Marco says. -p210

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Alice in Zombieland | Gena Showalter
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I am always searching for a good Alice in Wonderland spinoff, and this did not fit the bill. I like Showalter's [adult] Lords of the Underworld series, but this just wasn't what I was looking for.
Time to follow another 🐇… any recommendations?

bigdamnbookgeek I didn't enjoy this one either. Still looking for a good Alice in Wonderland book. Ill be interested to see if anyone else knows one! 3y
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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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I just finished this and, in summary: I want details! 👑
Plenty of intrigue and deception, myth and magic. I feel almost like it's a more interesting, YA version of GoT. I am so curious about all of these courts and legends. Looking forward to the sequel.

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Rhett Butler's People | Donald McCaig
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Rhett,
I only know that I love you.
But your people… they are boring.

rubyslippersreads I didn't like this either. 3y
RestingBodiceFace @rubyslippersreads - I'm glad that it wasn't just me, knowing that Gone With The Wind is one of your favorites. I really wanted to like this. 3y
SilversReviews Ruth's Journey wasn't that good either. It was also a sequel to Gone With The Wind. 2y
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I was disappointed with this Lit-Cube selection. A lot of build & very little payoff.
(Plus I'd classify it as a kid's book and not YA, which is odd for an book subscription service aimed toward adults).

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Although it was nice to return to the HP universe, I wouldn't recommend this. The plot seemed forced, and characters didn't ring true. If you don't want to be disappointed, stick with the original canon.
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I would have much preferred some "Hardy Boys" type adventuring between Scorpius & Albus, or even some "Saved by the Bell" type shenanigans. There is so much awesome stuff to explore in the HP world… and books don't need a Big Bad to be good.

Foragingfantasy I decided not to read it. 3y
MyNamesParadise Who was the cursed child? I'm still confused about that. 3y
RestingBodiceFace @MyNamesParadise - It really could have been any one of them, couldn't it? Although I think Delphini was the most cursed of all… 3y
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I continue to enjoy this series. More mystery hijinks for Lily & crew. Hoping to see some of these new characters in the next book. 🔮 #WitchcraftMystery

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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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Well, that was much shorter than I anticipated, and not nearly as exciting as I'd hoped. There's not even a mini-conclusion here… 😐

Cinfhen Yea, I didn't get the excitement either 🙄 3y
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Lumberjanes #1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson
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I found Litsy favorite Lumberjanes for free on [Amazon] Prime Reading, so I am giving it a go. #blameitonlitsy

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A Vision in Velvet | Juliet Blackwell
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This is book #6 in the #WitchcraftMystery series, and I have enjoyed them all so far. Light paranormal mysteries with a good dose of magic & fun. Recommended. 📚

Vexingcircumstance I want to read those but my library doesnt have book #1 3y
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Another great installment in the #IronDruid Chronicles. As with the other books in this series, I enjoyed the plot, mythology, and humor. However, I dislike that these books are now written from so many different points of view; Atticus, Granuaile, and Owen are not in the Baby-Sitters Club. 😂

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Working hard to finish this book while reading in the FLL airport… the farthest South I have ever been (at least for the moment). #hellosunshine #myhairisntactuallyredatall #maybeitsthespiritofjamiefraser

RestingBodiceFace Also: 4 a.m. flight and I look exhausted. 😒 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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To my #ValentinesBookExchange Cupid @Tmgreen1 - You truly could not have done a better job. 👼 I love everything you sent to me, and your favorite series (Black Dagger Brotherhood) is my favorite as well! I'll be looking through your Litsy for more ideas since we have similar tastes, and I'd love to hear any other recommendations you have for me! Thank you so much for my #CupidGoesPostal package and thanks to @BookishMarginalia for organizing. ❤️

BookishMarginalia Fun books and lots of goodies! 👍🏼💜 3y
TerriGreen I am so excited you liked your gifts. I had so much fun shopping. I haven't been reading as much paranormal romance lately but want to get back into it after doing research for your gift. Enjoy! 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Glad to see I'm not the only one who waited to open my #CupidGoesPostal package so that I could have motivation for my workday! #ValentinesBookExchange

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling
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No wonder the #SortingHat places me differently every time. 💛🍪💙🦅❤️🦁💚🐍

Still: kindness above all. #Hufflepuff

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Outlander: A Novel | Diana Gabaldon
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A favorite book with an alternate (1992) cover. Couldn't pass up this thrift store find. #Outlander

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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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So excited to receive my #CupidGoesPostal package that I am posting this from my car, near my mailbox! Thank you, secret Cupid. 👼 I can't wait to open it. ❤️ #ValentinesBookExchange

TerriGreen I was so worried about your package-my tracking info said it was delivered two days before you posted this. I was so happy when you posted this! 3y
RestingBodiceFace My dead-end street has lock boxes instead of regular mailboxes, so I don't check my mail everyday. Sorry to worry you. I was so excited to find it waiting for me! 3y
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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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Cupid is getting ready to fly! ❤️👼❤️
#CupidGoesPostal #ValentinesBookExchange

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I have been checking my mailbox every day in anticipation of this #Hufflepuff scarf from lit-cube and it finally came! I have been sorted into every house at least once, but Hufflepuff is where my heart is. It's also where the cookies are. Coincidence?
🍪💛🖤💛🍪

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From the canon of "it's not you, it's me" — I'm just not that into biographies. But this was fine, and a quick read. And look at how great our hair looks. ?
#GilmoreGirls #OyWithThePoodlesAlready

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"But life doesn't often spell things out for you or give you what want exactly when you want it, otherwise it wouldn't be called life, it would be called vending machine.
It's hard to say exactly when it will happen, and it's true that whatever you're after may not drop down the moment you spend all your quarters, but someday soon a train is coming. In fact, it may already be on the way. You just don't know it yet." -p101

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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" "It's only a moment, but ye feel as though it will last forever. Strange, is it no?" he said thoughtfully. "Ye can almost see the light go as ye watch—and yet there's no time ye can look and say 'Now! Now it's night.' " He gestured at the opening between the oak trees, and the valley below, its hollows filling with dark." -p292

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Meanwhile, I continue with Drums of Autumn. A few observations:
1. I enjoy the #Outlander series so much that I force myself to take breaks in between books so I don't run out.
2. Choosing books of 1000+ pages cuts down on my Litsy postings quite a bit.
3. I love Jamie Fraser. But you already knew that.

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Playing Cupid | Jenny Meyerhoff
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The hard part is done… my #CupidGoesPostal books have been chosen and wrapped! I decided to send gently loved books so I can continue to support my favorite used bookstores. ❤️ I'm still working on my non-book treasures, which I am also excited about.

BookishMarginalia Cuteness! 3y
Cinfhen Pretty❤️ 3y
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Just finished, and I might be a little in love with Rhett Butler. 👨🏻 Favorite quotes in comments.

RestingBodiceFace "In the unholy crimson glow that bathed them, his dark profile stood out as clearly as the head on an ancient coin, beautiful, cruel and decadent." -p377 3y
RestingBodiceFace "She was darkness and he was darkness and there had never been anything before this time, only darkness and his lips upon her." -p929
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RestingBodiceFace "No one knew better than I what you'd gone through and I wanted you to stop fighting and let me fight for you." -p1016
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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Is this, in fact, a love epic? I am 920 pages in, and I wouldn't call it that at all.
Also: I feel like I am ascribing motivations to these characters that aren't even there, for sheer desire of deeper meaning.

rubyslippersreads Although this is one of my all-time favorite books, I think all the love is, as Rhett says, "at cross purposes." 3y
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Merry Christmas to myself! 🍪🍰🥖 This cookbook focuses on the science behind baking techniques and ingredients, and I am really enjoying it. I am already known for my baking, so I expect this cookbook to take me to the next level.

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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"I won't need you to rescue me. I can take care of myself, thank you."
"Don't say that, Scarlett! Think of it, if you like, but never, never say it to a man. That's the trouble with Yankee girls. They'd be most charming if they weren't always telling you that they can take care of themselves, thank you. Generally they are telling the truth, God help them. And so men let them take care of themselves." -p304
#reasonswhyiamsingle #yankeegirl

Vexingcircumstance I always had that attitude too. Maybe that's why I was always told I didn't act Southern and got called Yankee a lot..(I'm from SC). I just usually said "thank you" which did not make people happier with me. Especially not when it was my mom calling me that (to her being direct and honest is "acting like a yankee"). 3y
RestingBodiceFace That is such an interesting perspective, @Vexingcircumstance. Thank you for sharing. I'll take independence and honesty over the alternative any day. Maybe that's the Michigan in me. 💙 3y
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