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Sarahr875

Joined May 2016

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1Q84, Book 1 by Haruki Murakami
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The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson
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The Phantom of the Opera | Gaston Leroux
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My daughter and I have a mother daughter journal. The moment when she claims that The Phantom of the Opera is her favorite childhood book 😂🤣 she‘s 10. I love her.

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Sea Prayer | Khaled Hosseini
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Oh happy day ❤️

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1Q84, Book 1 | Haruki Murakami
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This one has been sitting on my shelf for quite a while. Better start reading!

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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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I‘m still processing this one.
I liked that it was so short, because short books are so wonderful sometimes. But I feel like the author did the story a disservice by making it so short and leaving out so many details. I feel like this story could have been amazing, it should have pulled me in. It needed more.

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The Best School Year Ever | Barbara Robinson
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Ayva and I love The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, so this book was an exciting find! We are reading it together this summer ❤️

CouronneDhiver I think I recognize this... was it published in the 90s? 1y
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽 1y
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Annihilation | Jeff VanderMeer
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Borrowed this from @Robothugs and now I am finally getting around to reading it.
So far, it‘s making me think of Jumanji

Robothugs 🤣🤣 It won‘t for long! 1y
minkyb Area X‼️ 1y
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If you are or will be a teacher, I suggest you take some time on this one 👍

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I cannot tell you how much I love this one. Do yourself a favor and read it.

AmyG Agreed! 2y
minkyb Agree as well. 2y
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Pretty sure this is exactly what I need to read right now 😍

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So, I‘m loving this.

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Excited for this ine

Robothugs I still have to read the first one! 😅 2y
Sarahr875 @Robothugs yeah you do! 2y
Robothugs I own it! I‘m one step away! 2y
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twohectobooks I need to pick this up sometime soon! 2y
Sarahr875 @Robothugs owning it is the hardest part. Ive not been able to find any of them for less than $25. That‘s a lot of money! 2y
Sarahr875 @twohectobooks you really do! Have you read any of his others? 2y
twohectobooks Most of them I think. Love House of Leaves, Fifty Year Sword was quite good, Only Revolutions meh but a beautiful artifact. I enjoyed The Familiar Vol 1 but since I decided I can‘t justify buying my own copies of that length of a series I‘ve come to a bit of an impasse. 2y
Robothugs @Sarahr875 the notification thing made me miss this! 😳 Yes - sometimes when B&N have their good coupons and percent off of everything at the same time I‘ll go for books like this! 2y
Sarahr875 @twohectobooks nice!! I‘ve only read volume one and House of Leaves. I love his style, though! 2y
Sarahr875 @Robothugs me too! I hate that the update ruined my life for a minute. And good planning, there! I need to live close enough to a b&n so I can take advantage of that 2y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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This was the perfect, or the worst, time for me to read this. It hit home on so many levels. Thought provoking, interesting, and both heartwarming and heartbreaking. I highly recommend taking the time for this one.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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When you‘re on the way to the post office and have to pause and collect yourself before facing society.
Finish this one alone, friends.

AmyG Yep 2y
Maike Definitely 2y
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This one dragged for a long while, but eventually took off and was unputdownable.

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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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April 2 marks the anniversary of my uncle‘s death. He was diagnosed with ALS and, as in almost every case, the disease took his life very quickly. I remember him as an active man whose laughter filled the room. He‘d greet me with a giant smile, a bear hug and was genuinely interested in my childhood/teenage stories. He‘d talk to me for as long as I‘d talk, he‘d joke with me, he‘d tease me, (more 👇🏻)

Sarahr875 and he‘d always take us to dinner at his favorite mexican restaurant.

Reading this book brought me to tears. I didn‘t see Del after his diagnosis but I did see him in pictures. I heard about how he was doing from my mom and cousins. This book brought his struggles closer to me, made them hit home.
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Sarahr875 I‘m grateful for the research Genova put into writing this story and making it so real. We can never understand what ALS feels like unless we have it, and I wouldn‘t wish that on anyone. But I‘m grateful that she gave a glimpse into this terrible disease. 2y
Sarahr875 The afterword includes a way to donate to ALS research. It would be neat if some of the proceeds from purchasing the book went toward research as well, wouldn‘t it? In any case, visit ALSONE.org or ALSA.org for information on how you can help. 2y
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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I‘m not a touchy-feely person, so this line really hit me. I think I need to choose to enjoy hugs just a bit more 🖤

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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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Heartbreaking. Thought provoking. Definitely a book that will stay with me for a very long time.

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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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Every Note Played | Lisa Genova
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This came in the mail today 💕 I‘ll be reading it next. My uncle passed away a few years ago, on April 2, due to ALS. I feel like this is the best time to read this one.

EliNeedsMoreShelves My uncle is living with ALS. I'm not sure I'm ready to read this one yet. 2y
Sarahr875 @EliNeedsMoreShelves I think it would be a good one for you to wait a while on. If Delbert were still here, I wouldn‘t be reading this. I don‘t think I could. 2y
Sarahr875 Also @EliNeedsMoreShelves I‘m sorry that he has to go through that. 2y
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Challenger Deep | Neal Shusterman
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Reading this on @Robothugs recommendation. 😍

Robothugs Yay!! 😄 2y
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After observing in a classroom taught by one of the teachers who I admire the most, I asked how she even knows where to begin. She handed me this book and said “read it. I read it every year for the first few years and I go back to it often.” And so I did. And I‘m grateful for that advice. This is her copy, so I‘ll be returning it and purchasing my own.

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My teenager made me read this, and it took me a little while to get into it But about half the way through, I found myself really liking it. To be inside of the mind of a teenager for a moment, their decisions and their insecurities, I know we think it‘s hard to be adults but I think it‘s actually harder to be a teenager.

MatchlessMarie I was surprised at how much I loved this one. I‘m not typically a YA reader. 2y
Sarahr875 @MatchlessMarie I‘m not either! I shy away from YA as much as possible. Have you read Aristotle and Dante? It‘s magnificent. 2y
MatchlessMarie @Sarahr875 I started it on audio last year and got distracted and never came back to it. I will have to add it to my overdrive queue! 2y
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Sarahr875 @MatchlessMarie I didn‘t listen to it, and I was taken in from the beginning. Maybe it‘s one that doesn‘t transfer over to audio well, you know? Some books, you just have to listen to, and some you just can‘t 2y
MatchlessMarie @Sarahr875 it‘s narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Trust me, it‘s me 😂 I‘m a polygamist reader so sometimes I just have too many plates spinning at once. 🙃 2y
Sarahr875 Haha @MatchlessMarie I totally understand!! 2y
Peddler410 I loved both reading Aristotle and Dante and listening to it. 2y
Sarahr875 @Peddler410 you‘ve got good taste in books 😉 2y
Peddler410 Are you aware that Leah is getting her own story? 2y
Sarahr875 @Peddler410 😮 that‘s so exciting! I did not know that. Thank you! 2y
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Oh Abby. 💕
What a sweet friend.

Peddler410 I loved this book. 2y
Sarahr875 @Peddler410 I haven‘t finished it yet, but I‘m close. I didn‘t love it at the beginning, but it‘s really growing on me very quickly. 2y
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This book brought me back to my high school days when I read all the serial killer books I could find. Parts of this were, of course, absolutely horrible. I feel like he wrestled demons his whole life, and some of his story makes me wonder if he wanted to die, to be rid of is demons, and that he really was uncontrollable. It almost makes me feel bad for him. Almost.

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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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The only book I can read and reread, and fall more in love with every time. Absolutely beautiful.

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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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I know that being a mother is one of my callings in life, and 99% of the time I know that choosing to have children was the right decision. But there‘s always that tiny piece of my brain that wonders what the hell any of us were doing when we decided to create humans to love unconditionally and bring them to a world like this. This quote hits the anxious mom section of my brain.

minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
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Origin | Dan Brown
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Thank you @MinDea 💕

MinDea You are so welcome! Glad it made it there safely! 2y
Sarahr875 It was the best surprise @MinDea !! I will probably have to hide the candy bar from the children (“mom, she sent the book for you and the candy for me”) 😂 I‘m excited to read it. Thanks again! 2y
MinDea 😆😆😆😆 2y
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MinDea I hope you like both! ... or at least the book...who knows if you'll get to try the candy bar! 😆 2y
Sarahr875 @MinDea I will definitely like the book!(And I‘ll at least get a bite!) 2y
MinDea Well, if you don't let me know and I can try to get you another one. I'll wrap it up and make it very unappealing. 😆😆😆 2y
Sarahr875 @MinDea yess! I feel like this is the start of a great friendship!😂 2y
MinDea 😆😆😆 2y
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And the Mountains Echoed | Khaled Hosseini
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One of the categories in my 2018 reading challenge is to reread a favorite. I never reread books, it‘s hard for me to even want to. But, of course, if I have to reread a favorite, I will choose this one every time. Reading it again makes me fall in love with it even more.

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Mehso-so

I‘m glad I listened to this one. It‘s a story that needs told, but this book was not captivating and I don‘t think I could have sat and read it. This is one book that I would recommend the movie over the book.

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Help! I need recommendations!

Jess7 Lack of kindness, understanding, acceptance: 2y
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Jess7 The US election and the result that is Donald Trump - 2y
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Sarahr875 You guys are amazing! 2y
Cinfhen Haven‘t read but I‘m hoping to start 2y
Sarahr875 @Cinfhen Just Mercy looks so interesting. I had actually decided on that one before posting this, but the audiobook is unavailable right now so I needed more ideas while I waited! 2y
Cinfhen That‘s too bad, but now you‘re getting so many awesome suggestions! Another one I hope to read is 2y
Sarahr875 Thank you @RebelReader and @minkyb I am now excited for this category!! 2y
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A Thousand Splendid Suns | Khaled Hosseini
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Did you know about the Khaled Hosseini foundation?
Check it out!

Cinfhen I wish he would write another book already❤️ 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen ditto 😁 2y
Cinfhen I guess he‘s a little preoccupied with fixing the world @TrishB 😉😂🙌🏻💕 2y
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TrishB @Cinfhen we‘ll let him off for a bit then! 2y
Sarahr875 @Cinfhen I fear that he won‘t ever write another book, and that makes me sad sad sad. 2y
Sarahr875 @TrishB just for a bit. Not too long. We need a book!! 2y
Sarahr875 You guys. He‘s releasing a book sept 18. @TrishB @Cinfhen 2y
TrishB Oh thank you 😁 sounds like another tough, heartbreaker 💔 2y
Sarahr875 But you know it‘ll be brilliant @TrishB 💕💕💕 2y
Cinfhen Wooohooo 💖💖💖best new ever!!! Thanks for sharing 😘#wishesdocometrue 2y
Sarahr875 You‘re both very welcome!! 💕 2y
TrishB It will be! Not yet on preorder. 2y
Sarahr875 @TrishB amazon has it available to preorder 2y
TrishB Weird! I looked and couldn‘t find - will try again later! 2y
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Be Kind | Pat Zietlow Miller
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Always, always choose kindness. I love the #bekindmovement Litsy is a spot where everyone should feel safe. #bekind

Robothugs 🤗🤗🤗 2y
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Well that was fun!! My 10 year old nerd self just loved all those references. What a trip down memory lane.
It got a little too descriptive at times, and I kind of zoned out and had to reread a few pages. Level three was the best.
It‘s going to be a great movie.

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A Wrinkle in Time Trilogy | Madeleine L'Engle
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I read this book aloud with Ayva. The way it is written makes it kind of a weird book to read aloud. Aside from that, the story was fun. I like the story‘s message of love, family, and seeing beyond first appearances to who someone really is. We are excited for the movie!

TheWordJar Just started this with the kids today in anticipation of seeing the movie. I loved this book so much...I hope they love it too! 2y
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Sarahr875 @TheWordJar I wish I had read it when I was younger! It‘s definitely a book worth reading 2y
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A Wrinkle in Time | Madeleine L'Engle
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“Nobody suffers here. Nobody is ever unhappy.”
“But nobody‘s ever happy either. Maybe if you aren‘t unhappy sometimes you don‘t know how to be happy.”

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These two bffs read Because of Winn Dixie together, so they‘re having a Winn Dixie movie day 💕 #raisingreaders their conversation makes me happy. “That wasn‘t in the book” “didn‘t happen like that in the book” “why did they leave that out?”

Bookzombie 💗💗 2y
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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How have I not read Ann Patchett before? This book was beautifully written. I loved the way each person was seen for who they should have truly been, and that I came to love the terrorists. Often throughout the story, it‘s mentioned that, had circumstances been different, they would have been different people. It really makes me think. What is wrong, what is right, is a matter of perspective. And everyone is someone with an extraordinary gift.

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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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EchoLogical This 👆 2y
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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“she felt like she stayed forever she would never be able to confess them all. Not that she meant to stop doing any of those things. She couldn‘t stop ... she didn‘t even want to. She could see her sins now and knew that she would make more of them. ... maybe that was the answer, a sort of cycle of sinning and sorriness. She could come every Saturday, and he would keep having god forgive her, and then she would be free to go to heaven.”

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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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“What she prayed for was nothing. She prayed that God would look on them and see the beauty of their existence and leave them alone.”