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RoxyWilde

RoxyWilde

Joined June 2016

Mother to rescue, Harvey. A conservative gal in an increasingly radically liberal world. I just want to be left alone and read books.
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Murder in Galway | Carlene O'Connor
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Well, this happened today. 😫 Now I‘ll have to take a personal day from work tomorrow to get this fixed. I have zero luck with tires.

wanderinglynn Oh no! Sending positive vibes 🙏🏻 3y
DGRachel That stinks. I‘m sorry. 😔 3y
ElizaMarie I‘m so sorry it sucks! Had a similar issue Friday... Tire problems suck! 3y
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The Pale Horseman | Bernard Cornwell
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😱💪🏻😬🔥

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira 🥰 More of Uthred, Brida & cie. Never boring! 3y
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The Last Kingdom | Bernard Cornwell
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Team Uthred

Josee.lit.a.lu.et.lira I am so on that team 🥰 3y
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A good but very hard read

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Sometimes a lazy day is a great day.

ErinSBecker Awwwwww! I love it! Thank you for sharing 🥰🥰 3y
SW-T Awwww🥰 3y
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On this world book day and recently passed Earth day is my attempt at a creative bookish post featuring my favorite bookish series and a tree in my backyard. What are your favorite books about books?

britt_brooke Pretty photo! 3y
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The Winter Sea | Susanna Kearsley
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I find myself going in and out of being able to focus on books. My reading lately has been happening in small chunks throughout the day. Better than no reading at all I suppose.

OnlyYoo I feel like being quarantined my ability to concentrate at all has gone down 😕 3y
RoxyWilde @OnlyYoo I think I need to spend less time watching the news and reading social media and more time on my nature walks. Don‘t know if it‘ll improve my reading but it may ease my anxious mind a bit. 3y
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Diary of a Bookseller | Shaun Bythell
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This book is having me laugh so hard. It is much needed after a couple terrible reading days.

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Bailedbailed

Perhaps it was the slow pace of the book or perhaps the current environment of the world, but I couldn‘t focus on this book. The synopsis looked promising and the cover is absolutely stunning, but, alas, it was a no go for me. I‘m shelving and maybe one day I‘ll try again.

Twainy Ugh BOTM add-on ... rats. Maybe I‘ll wait for audio. TY 3y
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During these crazy times the world is going through, I am so thankful I can still indulge in some book shopping. Reading is my therapy, my sanity, and my pleasure.

Leftcoastzen I hear you! Nice selection! 3y
SW-T 😊😊😊 3y
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Staying in as much as possible is really not that bad

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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❤️🔥🤭💪🏻

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Happiness, as Such | Natalia Ginzburg
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Both book club picks from my two different book clubs were disappointing for me. 😕

ReadingIsMyHobby What book clubs are you in? I‘m hoping to eventually join one again. Just hard to find some groups that keep active(the ones I joined before had either drama or just died) 3y
RoxyWilde @ReadingIsMyHobby their both local. One I found on Meetup and the other I was invited to by a friend at the gym. Like any book club, people come and go but the core group has remained. Keep searching! ❤️ 3y
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I really didn‘t want to read this, but my book club picked it...

DakotaWilde I would keep an open mind about it 💕 3y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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A murder mystery...with ghosts.

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Such a Fun Age | Kiley Reid
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So far, it‘s....fun.

marleed This is available soon to me from the library. I‘ll drop everything and read and return as soon as I get it because I know I‘m in the front of a very long wait list! 3y
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Bailedbailed

Not a good start to the year. This book had so much potential but I just think it fell flat.

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Resistance Women | Jennifer Chiaverini
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For the number of POVs, I found it slow moving. Or perhaps I‘ve read enough Nazi Germany era novels centered around women that I‘m bored with this sub-genre. I don‘t know how else or how many times you can describe the horrors of these years before one goes “I‘ve got it now”. But these books still serve as a lesson in today‘s political environment. I just don‘t need to read a dozen of them. 3 or 4 years ago I may have been raving about it.

marleed I read quite a bit of HF and need to pace myself with this sub genre, as well. I particularly liked this one. I was intrigued how these characters found themselves in Germany as war broke out and interested in how they negotiated their way. 3y
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I first read this book in 2010. The audio version was on sale one day with Audible so I decided to explore it again.

My goodness, the audio version was far better than the print. The author herself narrated it and you can feel the emotion right in your own bones. This was a story of how a rescue horse shattered the wall Susan built up around her heart.

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First read of the year/decade. I immensely enjoyed it.

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My final library haul of the decade is a small one. Wild Game will likely be my last read of the decade and I‘ll start the new one attempting to tackle a classic I should‘ve read a long time ago. My only reading/bookish goals for 2020 is read less super hyped up books and patronize and read more random books from my local indie.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Great reading goals! 3y
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And perhaps use this app more?

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Excited to get sucked into this one

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The Dream Daughter | Diane Chamberlain
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Some severe weather came in, canceling our lunch plans, so in we stay.

wanderinglynn So cute! ❤️ 3y
ElizaMarie oooo he looks so warm! 3y
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Vox | Christina Dalcher
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I can't believe how many negative reviews there are for this. I thought it was fascinating. Yes, the plot is a bit contrived and illogical, but so are pretty much all the dystopian future America novels/stories regarding women. It ended on a positive note, which I haven't seen before in the others. Perhaps that's why it was rated so low?
I listened to it on audio and the narrator did an amazing job. Perhaps that's the route to take in this story.

Itchyfeetreader I was captivated by this - my only negativity was turning something that was so horrific and cerebral into a bit of an action film type ending. (I did almost kiss my mums 70th trying to finish!) 3y
ThalassaLuna I'm going to be reading this one soon. Good to know I have something to look forward to! 3y
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Library haul

brit91 💖📚💖📚💖📚💖 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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Perfect day to stay in with a book 📚

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Nerd girl is a happy girl

jen_the_scribe Love the show, want to read the books. 3y
Birdsong28 I have seen these on Amazon are they worth the money? 📚📖 3y
RoxyWilde @Birdsong28 They are beautiful! If you love the show, they‘re definitely worth it 3y
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Mehso-so

Judge Jeanine makes a fair argument against the obvious liberal bias in Congress and news and social media, but it reads as if it was written in a hurry over a week. But then again, that is how the Judge speaks in general.
I‘m glad to see someone has the gall to speak up about the absurdity in Congress.
Lack of compromise amongst both parties puts politics before the people.

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I‘ve been bad at updating. I was preparing for my trip to the Grand Canyon.
It was wonderful. I hiked the Bright Angel Trail. The most mentally and physically challenging thing I‘ve ever done.

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Curiouser_and_curiouser Oh Jamie.... 3y
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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The Fiery Cross | Diana Gabaldon
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OnlyYoo Aww look at that blissed our doggy face 3y
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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Mehso-so

Other than Gentry, I found all the characters bland or annoying.

I found the writing poor compared to Bryn's other novels.

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The Reckless Oath We Made | Bryn Greenwood
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Read and chill with my ❤️

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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Hollow Kingdom | Kira Jane Buxton
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DNF. I did not like this at all.

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Another wonderful adventure! Highly researched and magically fits in with Jamie and Claire‘s story. I‘m looking forward to the continuation of Brianna and Roger as well.

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Drums of Autumn | Diana Gabaldon
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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This book was an adventure! As the books progress, Diana's writing improves.

Season 3 of the show was brilliant, but the book, of course, is far more detailed.

I'm completely invested in these characters now. The second book, by far, has been the hardest to get through but if you can complete that challenge I have a feeling the rest of the books will be amazing.

3 down. 5 to go!

suvata I‘m with you! I‘ve read the first four. 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser That's an admirable achievement! I have the fist 2 on my shelf & will attempt the remaining novels once I chomp my way through these two. Glad to hear her writing improves as the novels go on, I've read halfway hrough the first book, Cross Stitch, & I didn't find it nearly as exciting as the series, which I watched before I decided to read the books. I may have been spoilt by the increased drama and faster pace (and images of Jamie) in the series. 3y
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Voyager | Diana Gabaldon
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“Home is the place where they have to take you in”

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“Research” as Diana herself says 😆

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While this book was slower paced than the first, it was still an enjoyable adventure.

I admit though I enjoyed the pacing of the second season of the show better than the book.

Now...on towards Voyager.

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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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OnlyYoo Lol Diana Galdon writes the swooniest things 😍 3y
Curiouser_and_curiouser Ooooohhhh, I've got goosebumps just reading that! 3y
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Dragonfly in Amber | Diana Gabaldon
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This one is a bit slower paced than the first novel, but I‘m still enjoying it. Perhaps it gets faster as Claire and Jamie get deeper in their goal?

CrowCAH Yes, yes, keep going it gets more involved, hang with it! 3y
BeckyandBooks I‘ve heard this from a couple of people...which is why it‘s just sitting on my bookshelf untouched. 😕 3y
Feenbraut Yeah I was shocked to find that SPOILER! - 20 years had passed. I was like no no no no for the first, I dunno...150 pages? 3y
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