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Sasha728

Joined March 2016

loves fiction, biographies and some mysteries
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Wow!! That‘s my reaction to this book. I first heard about it from @kdwinchester Her review in her book tube channel had me intrigued. I‘m so glad I picked it up and read it. It‘s just so good. Yes, it‘s about a poorly educated girl who through years of hard work earns a PhD from Cambridge. But it‘s so very much more. As Kendra would say, “Just go read it.” #readingwomenmonth

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Poetry is not one of my favorite genres but I wanted to read some for the #ReadingWomenChallenge. I enjoyed this collection and will go back to re-read some of them.

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Just finished this on my commute home from work. I really enjoyed the story and learning a bit about post-WWII life in Italy. The descriptions of the neighborhood reminded me a little of the toughness of the neighborhood in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. However, this book presents more of the violent and profane qualities of a neighborhood whose residents feel stuck in poverty. I‘m still deciding how I feel about Lila. #ReadingWomenChallenge

GatheringBooks she will grow on you. :) can‘t wait to read your thought about the rest of the novels in the series. :) 2y
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I was loaned an ARC of this book. Wow! I couldn‘t put it down and read it in one sitting. As the mom of two (now adult) children with chronic illnesses, the last chapter spoke to me the most. She expresses how I‘ve felt about watching them deal their illnesses so well. Disclaimer: this book contains some profanity. I mention that in case you are like me and usually try to avoid profanity in what you read. #ReadingWomenChallenge

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I really enjoyed this second book in the Kopp Sisters series. I can‘t wait to start book #3.

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Caroline: Little House, Revisited | Sarah Elizabeth Miller
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I received this in the mail today as an early birthday present. I can‘t wait to dive into it. It‘s so tempting to read “just one chapter” but I know how that would go and I do need to get up for work tomorrow. I first heard about this book in @kdwinchester BookTube channel. When she said she was looking forward to reading it, I put it on my TBR. Apparently the book buying fairy noticed. 😊 Has anyone else read it?

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Girl in Disguise | Greer Macallister
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Darius is imitating one of the victims found in this novel about the first female Pinkerton agent. #thereadingwomen #readathon @thereadingwomen

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Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I just finished this on audio book. The narrator did a great job with pacing. I really enjoyed the book and enjoyed the author interview at the end of the audiobook. This book has LOTS of twists and turns and kept me guessing. I am trying to remember the last time I disliked a character as much as I did Scarlett's father! Glad I saw the recommendation by @kdwinchester on her social media. Thanks, Kendra. #thereadingwomen

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Caraval: Chapter Sampler | Stephanie Garber
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My library finally has it on the website and available for placing holds. Whoo hoo!! Can't wait to read this one. #audiobook #readingwomen

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Someone I Love Died | Christine Harder Tangvald
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Excellent book to help a child deal with the death of a loved one. Gives them an explanation of death from the Christian worldview and let's them know their loved one is happy in Heaven. It tells them that it's ok to be sad and even angry but gives them encouragement that they will be happy again someday. It encourages them to talk to someone about their feelings and that it's safe to tell God exactly how they feel. #christianbook #childrensbook

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Sweet Sanctuary: A Novel by | Kim Vogel Sawyer
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I loved this as an audio book. Good story set during WWII. It shows the power of God to change lives and the wonderful blessing (for the the child and the parents) of adoption. My MIL's cat seems pretty content with it too.

Simona Beautiful kitty 😻😻😻 3y
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The Seamstress | Sara Tuval Bernstein
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I listened to this on my commute to and from work. The narrator did a great job with the accents and pacing. It's hard to say that you enjoyed such a book. I found it very thought provoking and I was consistently amazed at the horrors humans can impose on each other. Sara was an amazing woman and I'm so glad I was able to hear her story. #audiobook #thereadingwomen #holocaustsurvivor #memoir

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I spent the day unexpectedly at the hospital with my mother-in-law. Thankful for Kindle on my phone as I forgot my book in the car. Reading the 3rd book in this collection. I'm 48% into it and it's a nice, light read. Perfect for distraction.

Laura317 I've got this on my kindle too. Glad to know it's a good distraction read. 3y
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Always Grace | Tim LaHaye, Gregory S. Dinallo
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A friend brought this to me today. He said he stayed up until 3:00 am this morning finishing it. Something he'd never done before. I'm looking forward to reading it after my work project is complete. I have read other things by this author and enjoyed them. Anyone read it?

Indoheart Looks really good! Let me know what you think! 3y
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Persian Cats | Meredith Dash
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It's cold outside and would be a great evening for a cuddly throw and a good book. However, I spent it on the computer working on an overtime work project. I guess Darius is doing enough relaxing for both of us.

Tanzy13 🐱 3y
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You Might Be a Preacher If... | Stan Toler, Mark Toler-Hollingsworth
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This is part of my husband's theological library. All shelves are double stacked. There are other shelves around the corner with additional books. #funfridayphoto @Liberty

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Seamstress: A Memoir of Survival | Sara Tuvel Bernstein
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New audio book for my work commute. So far so good.

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Terrier | Tamora Pierce
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I first read this several years ago and really enjoyed the series. This time I listened to this book on my commute to and from work. There were times I wished the commute was longer. I still enjoyed hearing of Beka's adventures as a "Dog" - well, technically she's a "puppy". #readingwomen #audiobooks

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Terrier | Tamora Pierce
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Audio book library haul for the work commute. Terrier is a re-read. My daughter introduced me to Tamora Pierce years ago and this series is one I really enjoyed. This is the first time I've listened to it. This should be fun.

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I found it!! I'm hiding out in the basement at work on my lunch break to start it. #fastesthalfhouroftheday

kdwinchester Woohoo!!! 3y
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Escape | Carolyn Jessop, Laura Palmer
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I had heard of the raid on the FLDS compound that took place back around 2008. This book gives "back-story" to some of the characters and places mentioned in those accounts. Carolyn was a 6th generation FLDS and was forced into marriage at 18 to a man 32 years older. This book not only tells about her childhood and the years married to him but also the incredibly difficult escape she made. Note: there are a couple instances of profanity.

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My hubby had some time off this week and finally has time to read for pleasure. He works really hard and long hours so for him to relax really makes my heart smile. #funfridayphoto

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I don't think Sasha is overly impressed with the books we got for FREE at the library tonight. #nonfictionnovember #lovefreebooks

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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I received this in the mail as a birthday gift today. I am so excited. I love the book and since the movie version was my mom's favorite movie it holds an extra special place in my heart. Now to find time for a re-read. #bookmail #favoritebook

kdwinchester ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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This book was so engrossing & kept me up reading much later than I should have. Irene became the 2nd wife of Verlan LeBron in 1953. The 28 years of their marriage were incredibly difficult and heartbreaking. During those years she bore him 13 children and watched him marry several more women. When I hear of plural wives, I always wonder, "why do they stay?" This book answers that question & tells what living "The Principle" is really like.

Sasha728 There is more profanity in this book than I usually read. Most of it is used when she is arguing with Verlan about what he's asking her to endure or about a promise he's broken. 3y
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Anne of Green Gables | L M Montgomery
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I saw this series in Kindle format for $0.99 today and couldn't pass it up. I didn't discover these books until adulthood but I still love them. I was so excited that this collection included all 8 books.

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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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I know most of you are reading scary books for this weekend's #readathon, but I'm excited to have finally finished this one on the car trip home from visiting our son and family in VA. Loved it!! Constance and her sisters' story is told in this well-written historical fiction book. Can't wait to read the sequel. Thanks for the rec @kdwinchester !!

kdwinchester So glad you loved it! I hoped you would. :) 3y
Sasha728 @kdwinchester I really did like it. I am looking for the sequel but so far no luck. Maybe it's too new for my area. 3y
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Just saw this on a book rack in a Pilot station while traveling. Looks like an interesting topic. I wish I'd had time to look at the book more however there's a grandson at the end of this trip that celebrates his 7th birthday tomorrow. Gotta keep moving. 🎉🎉🎉

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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Mini-vacation book stack. I had started all of them before we left and intended to read in the car on the drive here today. However I got distracted by the beautiful fall scenery.

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Missing Will | Jean Brunstetter, Wanda E Brunstetter
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This is book 4 in a 6 book series. It was a quick easy read. Good for pure entertainment reading. Joel is from an Amish family but left that way of life as an adult. His father has passed away and his will can't be found. The action goes back and forth between the Amish family and Joel's life What is fun about reading this book is that this weekend my husband and I are on a mini-vacation in the area where the Amish part of the book is set.

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Somewhere a Song | Judith Pella
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I went to a friend's house tonight and discovered her dining table covered in stacks of books. Her mom is starting to give away her library. Take what you want they said. I don't want to be greedy I said. The husband said please be greedy. We want our table back!! I brought home 5.5 grocery bags full. :)

MrBook 😳😱😱😱😱😱😱👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻!!!! I'll get you my home address. Ship me whatever's left. 3y
Sasha728 @MrBook 😀😀 they told me if no one comes to take the rest in a week they are bringing me back. 3y
MrBook 😁👏🏻🙌🏻👍🏻!!! 3y
kdwinchester So jealous. 😂 3y
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Cat, You Better Come Home | Garrison Keillor, Steve Johnson
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A fantastic book about what happens when on cat named Puff gets all her dreams to come true. I tried to tell Sasha about it but, as you can see, she turned her back and didn't want to hear about it. Thankfully, I don't think her dreams would lead her outside the walls of our house. #catlover #booksaboutcats

LauraBeth Sasha Fierce not having it! 😻 3y
kdwinchester Love this photo! 3y
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A Dark Amish Night | Jenny Moews
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I enjoy books about the Amish. I think I inherited my interest in this people group from my dad. I really enjoyed the story progression. It didn't portray the Amish as perfect people or that they always live a godly life. It was a great story about the need of forgiveness- of others and of ourselves. I did not appreciate the use of one or two words of profanity. It was awkward and totally unnecessary.

kdwinchester 😆😉🙌📚 3y
Laura317 Yes, I agree - bad language is a put-off for me, too. 3y
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Circus Mirandus | Cassie Beasley
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After the glowing reviews by @kdwinchester I requested this at my local library. I just picked it up and can't wait to start reading it.

kdwinchester I hope you love it! 3y
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Having lived in North Jersey for several years when our children were little, I'm loving all the references to towns I know. Fishing with my husband tonight. He's catching fish I'm not. So I decided reading and taking pictures for him was a better use of my time. 😊

kdwinchester How are you liking it so far? Just starting the second one myself. 3y
Sasha728 So far so good. It's easy to get into and I love knowing where the towns she mentions are located. 3y
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Girl Waits with Gun | Amy Stewart
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Happy to have found this one at my local library. I'm waiting for my husband to get off works. Wouldn't mind if he worked OT. Lol

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I really enjoy this author and this book did not disappoint. It had characters you wanted to strangle, those you wanted to hug and comfort and several in between. I would love to read the rest of the series...so many books and so little time. :)

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The Wedding Shop | Rachel Hauck
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This book is keeping me company while we fish. I'm babysitting that bobber in the background. I caught a fish earlier (and released him back to the pond). I enjoy watching my husband fish while I read a lot more.

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Traces of Guilt | Dee Henderson
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Dee Henderson is near the top of my favorite authors list. I love how she uses a main character from a former series to introduce you to the main character in a new series. Great descriptions, Christian characters that live their faith w/o shoving it down people's throats and a crime to be solved had me staying up way too late to finish this one. {Sasha feels no guilt at taking my computer chair.}

kdwinchester I saw the cat and thought, that looks like Sasha. Oh, it is! 😂 3y
Sasha728 @kdwinchester 😂😂😂 3y
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Traces of Guilt | Dee Henderson
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Keeping me company while at urgent care with my hubby. Love this author.

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Sam's Potty | Barbro Lindgren
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Maybe not a typical read-a-thon book stack but I actually read more than I thought I would. My kindle was used for most of my reading and I read with our grandson as well. #24in48 #readathon Congrats to those who made the entire 24.

kdwinchester Yay!!! Glad you got to read!! 📚👏🏽👌🏼👍🏽 3y
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Sam's Potty | Barbro Lindgren
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Our 6 yr old grandson is visiting for a couple days. He's to read a book a day to us. I have a shelf of books that belonged to his dad and aunt and tell him to go pick one. This was his choice tonight. He did a great job and read it (with minimal help) all by himself. He was so proud of himself. The simple sentences are good for beginners. #earlyreader

kdwinchester Glad he's doing better than he was at Christmas. 👏🏽 3y
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This is a quick feel-good read. I realized partway through the first chapter that I've read it before but liked it so much I kept reading. Now I want to find other books in the series. #24in48

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Here is where most of my reading will be done today. We are bringing out 6 yr old grandson home with us to visit for a few days. We live 8 hrs apart so it's a rare treat. I'm not sure how much reading I'll actually get done but since he's a beginning reader, I'm looking forward to listening to him read. #24in48 #readathon

Laura317 He's a cutie! 3y
Sasha728 Thanks @Laura317! We think so too. 😊 3y
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The Atonement | Beverly Lewis
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This is a good story of a girl trying to deal with hurts In her past. Life can be messy, mistakes are made and relationships need healing and restoration. This book shows that there are different types of grief and that sometimes forgiving yourself is the hardest thing of all.

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Papa Piccolo | Carol Talley
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My favorite bookmark for #funfridayphoto was given to me by my daughter when she was 6. She's now all grown up and a fellow book lover. I keep in it my Bible to make sure I don't lose it. I'm tagging it to one of her favorite childhood books. @Liberty

MrBook 😊👍🏻 3y
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Take Three | Karen Kingsbury
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Major book organization project today or my husband's library. In the process I found one of my books that had been missing!! Now my series is back together.

MrBook Nice series and picture! 3y
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Just picked up this book at a local store. Has anyone read it? I thought it looked interesting.

MrBook @BookBabe , another "Girl" book for you! 3y
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The Coming Prince | Sir Robert Anderson
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We are in the process of organizing my husband's new bookshelves. His cat, Darius, loves them.

kdwinchester I said I think Darius would be in Slytherin, but S said that Darius was a bitter, cranky squib (person from a wizarding family born with no magical powers). 😂😂😂 3y
Sasha728 I think my husband would agree with S. He would say Darius' more is certainly not magical. Lol 3y
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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Wow! This man's grace in the face of a devastating diagnosis is impressive and has me wondering if I'd react similarly. I really like his way of letting us know the difficulties while not dwelling on them. His point seems to be letting us go on the mental and emotional journey with him.

kdwinchester Fantastic book! 3y
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