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Sarahandhella

Sarahandhella

Joined July 2017

The book is always better...
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Sarahandhella
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I am listening to the audiobook and reading along. The love of Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn and their music and lives has been part of my life since I was little. A book about two amazingly talented women and their friendship? Hell yes! I have never read Coal Miner‘s Daughter, (watched the movie a lot), so I don‘t know if it retells most of already told stories. Seems like it, but I am still enjoying it. Page markers from Dollar 🌲 😀

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Currently reading. I wasn‘t sure I would enjoy it as much as I am. Knowing who Coriolanus will become is equivalent to watching Anakin‘s transformation to Darth Vader. Like what/when is the tipping point to full monster!? I have 100 pages left, and lots of questions unanswered. Pictured is my frog who is apparently reading something much more humorous.

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How to Stop Time | Matt Haig
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I really don‘t have a problem with stopping time. What is time anymore?! This is only my third week without structure from my job, so I am starting to not quite know what day it is recently.

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Just picking a random title. The real reason is to show what my library is doing for my community. Not only are they providing no contact library materials via online holds. They also used the library sewing machines and made face masks to give away to the public. #ilovemylibrary

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Just starting this tonight, and all I can think about is Serenity Dennard. Ran off from a Children‘s home and vanished and has not been found since February 2019 in South Dakota.

CBee I devoured this book, and just finished the 2nd one a week or so ago. Both powerful reads. 3y
Sarahandhella @CBee I am already hooked. I already put a hold on and picked up The Butterfly Girl from the library today. 3y
CBee @Sarahandhella that‘s great to read them back to back 🙂 3y
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Daughter of Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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I have kept myself very busy this week, now time to sit and read. I finished my #aworldofhearts window art yesterday. Now I read and wait for the real hummingbirds to arrive. I loved Moloka‘i, so I am excited to know more about Ruth‘s life.

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Moloka'i | Alan Brennert
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Picked up my books from the library curb drop off this afternoon! They had them all packed up and ready to go and labeled with your name. It was a very streamlined and safe way to still be able to access library materials. Love my small town library!! Glad I can jump right into Daughter of Moloka‘i after I finish the first book!

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Molly Bit: A Novel | Dan Bevacqua
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I have mixed feelings about this. I live in South Dakota an hour away from the #1 hotspot for COVID-19. And a GOP Governor who refuses to issue a shelter in place for that county. But books!!! I had a friend say she was going to get so many books she had to strap them to the top of her car 🤣. My current read is tagged

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Y‘all, I am struggling to get through this audiobook. I was drawn in by the title and cover admittedly, but that‘s about all it has going for it, in my opinion. Unless something dramatic happens, it‘s so boring. And I don‘t like any of the characters, in fact I loathe most of them. But I am too close to the end, so I am going to trudge through.

Sarahandhella I finished it, and still feel the same. 3y
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For someone who has not ever watched Chelsea Lately, Celebrity Big Brother, or shamefully RuPaul‘s Drag Race (I know, I know- what!?! I am too afraid of how much I will love and be obsessed with it); I am still a big fan of Ross Mathews. This book helped me escape from reality for a handful of hours and I am thankful for the laughs he provided. The illustrations and cocktail and food ROSSipes made it just perfection!

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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Quote from ‘Oona Out of Order‘ by Margarita Montimore. I can add cats to this quote. I don‘t even want to think about what this would feel like without my Marvel.

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Followers | Megan Angelo
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Wasn‘t sure when I started it, but I am hooked now. I keep alternating between reading and listening. Marvel is thrilled that I am home even more than usual, which face it was already a lot of the time. I am a preschool teacher at a daycare center that has remained open so far. Although the amount of children is low so the staff has taken turns leaving throughout the week. So good to escape into books. Stay safe everyone.

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Oona Out of Order | Margarita Montimore
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Was perusing Jo-Ann‘s and saw ‘Bookish‘ planner stickers! That purchase was a no-brainer. Enjoying this beautiful weather in South Dakota (60 degrees in early March! 😀) and starting ‘Oona Out of Order‘. Hope it‘s a good one! #bookishstuff #happyplanner

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From Here to Eternity | Caitlin Doughty
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I have practically inhaled her three books in the last couple of weeks. They are so good! I am feeling a little bit better about death. It was always so scary and taboo to talk or even think about, but reading these books I feel more comfortable talking about what I and my loved ones want when the time comes. This book was very interesting as it focuses on different communities death rituals. Highly recommend, but I am still reading...

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The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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Do you ever start a book and think maybe if I keep reading or listening it will get better? It doesn‘t and then by a certain point you just decide you might as well finish it. At least I‘ll have about 18 and a half hours of snuggle time by the end of this book.

AmyG Many times. 3y
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Pickpick

I finally picked up this book and started reading after checking it out from the library about 3 times in the past couple months. I couldn‘t put it down. Her writing style is so relaxed and funny about death. The questions (from children) get the straightforward answers they deserve. Highly recommend. Marvel is giving me her, “Yes, I will dine on those peepers” look.

britt_brooke I loved this one! 3y
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This has nothing to do with the book, but look I have books holding up my books! My new bookends I picked up today. I am a sucker for all bookish things.

ladym30 They look good! 3y
Linsy Love those! 😍 3y
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The first big storm of this winter. Hunkered down with homemade chicken gnocchi soup and listening to a book set in my area 131 years ago. Thankful for all my comforts and modern day meteorologists.

Sarahandhella I had an relative die during this blizzard. Calvin Hurd in 1888. He was only 17. My grandfather was also named Calvin Hurd. 3y
tpixie @Sarahandhella ♥️♥️♥️ 1y
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Same energy Marvel and Ali Wong. Enjoying this book, she cracks me up.

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Secret Lives of Books | Rosaleen Love
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Picked up this book drawer unit at a thrift shop today! It‘s so cute and impractical! Aka, my most common purchase 😝.

Sace Darling! 3y
Texreader Love it!!! 3y
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ESPN college football encyclopedia | Michael MacCambridge, ESPN (Television network)
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Great day for my hometown as our team SDSU was on ESPN College GameDay. Go Jacks!! Now listening to the audiobook of ‘The Stand‘ and staying away from the youths!

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I have been nonexistent on here for so long... But I finally bought books on Thriftbooks today. Thankful that I can read so many great books from my library so I know what I want to own. Hopefully I can control myself in the future!!

Zelma Great choices! Relish is phenomenal and Adulthood is fun. 3y
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I have been on a Lucy Knisley kick lately, but I am reading them all out of order. Finally feeling like myself again after having my gallbladder and gallstones removed last week. Marvel has been about this close the whole time. I definitely have a good reading partner/snuggle buddy.

AmyG Your buddy is adorable! 3y
ladym30 Marvel is adorable!❤️ 3y
Sarahandhella Thanks @ladym30 and @AmyG I think she is too! And I will take the snuggles! 3y
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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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I was pleasantly surprised to find this book at Goodwill today. Also picked up a couple sheets of adulting stickers at Dollar Tree.

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I was listening to the tagged book when I went into my second bedroom (aka library) looking for my kitten who had become mysteriously quiet. And found Marvel snug as a bug behind my books. Love her even if she eventually knocks them out. ☺️

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Stillhouse Lake | Rachel Caine
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RachelAmphlett Typical cat 🤣 3y
Balibee146 #kal 😉😉 3y
Sarahandhella Most definitely @RachelAmphlett 😸 3y
RachelAmphlett @Sarahandhella mind you, looks totally engrossed in that page! 3y
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A Storm of Swords | George R. R. Martin
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Good thing I have access to my phone so I can listen to my audiobook, because I am not moving. #marvelthecat #catsoflitsy

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Kittens | Anna Pollard
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So, my morning started off with my family running a garage sale on the hottest day of the year (so far)... and towards the end of it I saw a Facebook post about someone looking for a home for a kitten. So after 18 months without a pet, I picked up Marvel Sparkles this afternoon. She‘s not entirely sold on me yet, but I think she‘s pretty great!

Kappadeemom She is precious! 😻 3y
Clwojick Aweee! 😭She‘s beautiful! 🥺😍 3y
Sarahandhella Thanks @Kappadeemom and @Clwojick I love her so much already 3y
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I haven‘t made significant process in this book, but it isn‘t because I don‘t like it. So far it‘s probably the best book of 2019 for me. I read about 60 pages like breathing air, but then I have to take about two days in between. Maybe it‘s because the characters are so fleshed out that it feels like I am reading something very private? I am excited to see how it ends up, but I am not in a rush.

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Thankful that my stabbing pains in the back and belly was easily treatable, but not without a visit to the ER this morning. Slept most of the afternoon away, but blessed to be outside reading this fine evening. Obviously I have seen this book touted everywhere, but I didn‘t read anything about it. Just picked it up from the library and started reading today. I am about 60 pages in, it hooks you fast!

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Sitting outside doing some hummingbird watching (when I want to capture a photo they always go to a different feeder) and reading. Perfect day!!

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Life is very busy | Christophe Malfliet
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Spring brings with it a hell of a lot of distractions from reading. Planting, garage sales, celebrating graduations, and DIY projects in my case. Read about half the amount I usually read in a given month. But now things are settling down and I am ready!!

Sarahandhella I should have also added watching hummingbirds at my feeders and flowers. 4y
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Caraval 3. Finale | Stephanie Garber
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Stopped at my library to pick up one hold ‘Kid Gloves‘. And while perusing the shelves I picked up a couple more. I still wonder how there is not a huge hold list for new material. I guess I should be super happy since I‘m reaping all the benefits!

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Emily of New Moon | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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I am 22 pages in and I have already ugly cried. I also said to a co-worker that I was done buying more flowers. But then my mom told me she found tiny fuchsias.... but now totally done 😉

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“What do we say to the Lord of Death?”

“Not today.”

Snack break! I bought these a couple of weeks ago and hadn‘t opened them. These were the first 3 I pulled out. Since the show is winding down I thought I would revisit the actual books and get reacquainted since the lines are blurring in my memory of the differences. Have started the audiobook at night. Here‘s to whatever happens tonight on the show! 🥂 🍻

Sarahandhella That episode was the worst piece of writing I have ever witnessed. Redemption arc pissed away. 4y
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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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If I don‘t get too distracted I may finish it today. Love Strike and Robin. Also trying to lure hummingbirds since they have been popping up in pictures in my state. Such a nice day and the rest of the week should be getting warmer! Love outside reading weather!!

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What would you hide in here?

RaimeyGallant Treasure! 4y
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My book haul from the L.M. Montgomery collection at my church‘s garage sale. Also put out my sassy frogs on my patio. Great day overall!! PS. This frog‘s name is Sharon Stone. I will have to take a picture with Burt Reynolds soon!

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Green Gables Collection | L M Montgomery
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Went to a garage sale today at my church and someone had donated the entire L M Montgomery collection of paperbacks. I picked up about 8 books that I don‘t have. But I kind of regret not grabbing more.

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Lethal White | Robert Galbraith
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I have been outside so much this weekend, between reading and planting. It has been glorious!! I have been trying to cool it on knick knacks lately, but I couldn‘t resist this cute little dude today.

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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More garage sale books!!

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I love garage sale season!

rather_be_reading awesome! i love garage sales too! 4y
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Sounds Like Titanic: A Memoir | Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman
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A tale of two books. Both finished in the last two days. The tagged book was just a whim at the library, I guess they both were... I am not a memoir fan, but Hindman‘s story of working for The Composer was very intriguing and before I knew it I had read the whole thing. Highly recommend! I can‘t say the same for Tremblay‘s Cabin. The premise was great and horrifying, but the execution was so-so. Plus the narrator was bad.

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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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Finally read Bingo Love. The cover intrigued me when I first saw it, and I checked it out once before but never got to reading it. It was a sweet love story. This was my first outside reading of the year! Yesterday I went a little nuts and got way too many flowers for mid-April. I guess I will have to enjoy carting the flowers in and out of my house for the next three weeks!

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Codename Villanelle | Luke Jennings
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Last time I had this book in front of my window the snow was all gone and it was open and in the 60s. I just want to start planting and turn off my heat. Is that too much for a girl to ask of mid-April weather. Finished the book today, pretty short. Prefer the show, the humor and quirkiness of the characters is not present in the novel. That said I am on to “No Tomorrow”.

Sarahandhella that last time was five days ago. 😢 4y
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Codename Villanelle | Luke Jennings
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Absolutely gorgeous weather outside, but it is that awkward time of the year where it is 66 today. You want to get your patio set out, but then you are threatened with snow for some of the upcoming week. So I am stuck reading by an open window. Excited that season 2 is starting tonight, thought I would try the books since I enjoyed the show.

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The Remember Balloons | Jessie Oliveros
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Grabbed some books for my preschool class at the library today. I can already tell that I can never read this to children without bawling. The story is about a little boy, James, and the balloons signify memories. His Grandpa‘s balloons start to drift away. James wants to catch them and bring them back, but he can‘t. Good book for anyone with a family member who is dealing with dementia.

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Part 2 of my library book haul.

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Part one of my book haul from my library‘s book sale. I was intrigued by the cover of the showcased book.

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Parkland | Dave Cullen
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Stopped by my library for the book sale, and ended up getting some great books and audiobooks as well. I love my library!!