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The Romanov Empress | C W Gortner
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Loved this book! Very entertaining way to learn more about this time period in Russia and the downfall of the Romanov rule. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

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An Unseemly Wife | E. B. Moore
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I guess I‘m becoming a historical fiction person! #librarybooksalefind

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Had high hopes for this one. Not HSP friendly. It is kind of a miracle that I ended up finishing this considering some of themes/content of the book. Odds are low that I‘ll continue with the series.

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Cool bookworm find in my parent‘s attic. Inscription to my great great grandfather from his father on Christmas 1877.

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Victoria | Daisy Goodwin
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Jumping back into audiobooks with one that I started months ago. With the PBS series back on, and having rewatched the movie on Netflix the other day, might as well throw the audiobook in the mix!

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On page 186 of Book 10/12 of the Poldark Series!

Pageturner.Cliffhanger Am a few books behind you: just started Wareleggan. Do you have a favourite book in the series so far? 2y
Scfreads @Pageturner.Cliffhanger The whole series is great, but books Five (and Six) and Eleven were standouts for me. I‘m on Book Twelve, and I‘m sad to finish the series! How are you liking the books so far? 2y
Pageturner.Cliffhanger @Scfreads Just finished #4 and loved it! The most action-packed so far. I am quite captivated by these books. 2y
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Pageturner.Cliffhanger @Scfreads Are you watching the series as well? I have seen just episode. It looks lavish and well done, but I want to read the books first. 2y
Scfreads @Pageturner.Cliffhanger Yes, I am watching the series- it is indeed lavish and well done! I decided to start reading the books after finishing season 1 of the show! 😀 2y
Pageturner.Cliffhanger @Scfreads And, do you the adaptation is faithful to the books so far? In the details and in spirit? 2y
Scfreads @Pageturner.Cliffhanger Oh, yes! It stays very much true to the books! Just some small deviations here and there. 2y
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Second half of the Poldark series. About to dive in.

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A break from Poldark for this quick read that I've had on my TBR. Yay for surprise library finds! 👍🏻👍🏻

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Books five and six of this series were excellent, IMO. Graham picked back up writing the series after a twenty year hiatus, and really ratcheted up the storyline. Looking forward to reading the rest.

Libby1 I loved this. I'm reading book 7 right now! 2y
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Short and sweet. 👍🏻

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This was right up my alley. In the same vein as Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, but with Love Where You Live experiments. #overdrive

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I found this fascinating. Lots of great information, presented in a relatable fashion that did not come across like a dry medical book.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Ok, so I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Nope, this was not for me. Drags on, odd writing style, and predictable.

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Never Let Me Go | Kazuo Ishiguro
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Midmorning reading session with a book outside my usual reading preferences. Picked it up after hearing someone rave about it on What Should I Read Next podcast. A bit of a slow start for me; almost bailed on this one. I'm 24% in, let's see how the rest goes...

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I love his show, and his book did not disappoint. It was great to find out more background on how he got his start as a medium and what led to the making of the show.

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This one was a bit to slog through, and started to feel tedious with story after story of people and how they cured their worrying- but I gleaned a lot of good strategies and tips. Definitely a guidebook worth flipping through time to time for a refresher of the suggestions discussed.

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This was my read a chapter first thing in the morning book. I particularly liked the section on experiencing energy- explained a lot for me.

Reader24601 Every chapter has literally blown me away with its simple explanations and deep insight into human experience. I wish I read this years ago... but then again I may not have been receptive to its message then! 2y
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Excellent exercises in the book for finding your "what".

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Books 4-6. 🤗

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Hawaii: A Novel | James A. Michener
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Picking this back up. After a really great intro chapter, I kind of got turned off at the beginning of second section and set it down for a couple of months. I've now gotten back into the story and am really enjoying the writing. This is definitely an "in my wheelhouse" type of book- armchair traveling, history, culture, biography of a people.

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//⭐️⭐️⭐️// The author makes a lot of great points on socializing and the importance of actually spending time in person. Her main thesis is that in order to cultivate close friendships, the biggest key is having them over to your home (for coffee/dinner). Sidebar: finally figured out where everyone was getting all these "stickers" from, lol.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Started this book because of Serial Reader, and found it very compelling and readable. I then switched to Kindle with the free copy from Amazon, then to paperback copy. This surprised me in how much I enjoyed it. I had previously tried and DNF Pride and Prejudice, but this is SO different! Am very much interested in reading more of her works, as well as from the other Brontë sisters.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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This made me giggle. Yaas. 😜

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#indiebookstoreday haul. I had no idea that that was today until after I got home and saw posts from Litsy and Instagram about it. I happened to be at my town's spring fest and dropped in to get these books I've been wanting. I get now why they gave me the Kindred Spirit book. 😂Glad to support my local independent book store!

christineandbooks Love Crossing to Safety and Jane Eyre!! 3y
Scfreads I'm in the middle of Jane Eyre, a copy of which I have on my Kindle, and am enjoying it more than I thought I would- enough for me to want to buy a hard copy for my collection. I've heard a lot of great things about Crossing to Safety! @christineandbooks 3y
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👍🏻👍🏻I finally got back around to this book after checking it out from the library and not reading it. This time, I chose to listen to the audio version. (I think this might become a thing for me for my non fiction books, especially if read by the author). Beautifully written. Sobering. Timely.

valeriegeary This one's been on my tbr for a while. Looking forward to cracking it open one of these days. 😄 3y
Scfreads @valeriegeary Definitely worthy of moving to the top of the tbr pile, in my opinion! Happy reading 😊 3y
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Book Three. 👌🏻#poldark

LauraAndTaraAndBooks 👍👍👍 I'm midway through a serious binge of this series and these characters are starting to feel like family...I only have four books left and I'm already starting to prepare for withdrawals 😢😂 3y
Scfreads Yes, I know what you mean! I felt like that after finishing book 3- that I missed them already. I can imagine some withdrawals at the end of the series. Have you seen the show? That's what got me first interested. @LauraAndTaraAndBooks 3y
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When you just need a reset. I read A New Earth by Tolle several years ago, and found it very impactful. This is a good companion read, though I prefer ANE.

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Listened to this on audio, and enjoyed the narration by Andy himself.

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This library book sale find is a collection of essays to sip and savor. My first Wallace Stegner (I plan to read more of his work). I take interest in reading about different parts of the country, and especially like reading about the West (I have been known to subscribe to Sunset magazine just because, even though I live on the Gulf Coast).

mcctrish I learned about Wallace Stegner reading 3y
Scfreads Nice! Have you read anything by him? @mcctrish 3y
mcctrish Crossing to Safety is the only one ( I'd never heard of it until End of you life BC ) and it is on a lot of people's favourite book ever list 3y
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Poldark Series Book 2. Enjoying this series! #poldark

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||⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️|| I was compelled to start this series after watching, and loving, Poldark Season 1 through Amazon Prime. I was reading Book 1 on Overdrive, but couldn't renew due to holds on it, so I went ahead and bought the first three in the series! The first one did not disappoint! Loved reading to see how it compared to the series. Still waiting for Season 2 to release on Prime, but until then, I'm off to start book 2- Demelza.

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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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||⭐️⭐️⭐️|| I didn't enjoy this AS much as I thought I would. Tended to ramble a bit too much for me, and I found the voice of Claude unbelievable at times. Very timely re: transgender issues- glad I read it. #MMDbookclub #Overdrive #library

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Trying out the Serial Reader app, which I found out about here on Litsy. I'm starting out with Jane Eyre, because I have heard so many good things about the book. So far, I am enjoying it, and I find it much more readable than when I tried to read Pride and Prejudice. I also started Walden!

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Late to the party on this one, but I read it. Didn't live up to the hype for me, but was good for a change of pace.

Scfreads I also rented the movie the night I finished the book, and it's true to the book. Both the book and the movie were almost too much for me to take! Life of an HSP! 3y
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Bailedbailed

Had to bail on this one at 62%. Couldn't deal with the rambling. I have two other books of his that I got from book sales, wonder how I'll like those 👀.

kiminreverse He's a mixed bag for me. I loved A Walk in the Woods, but DNFd At Home. 3y
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Bookshop on the Corner | Jenny Colgan
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#litsybookclub pick. Enjoyed it! Now I want to go to Scotland!

mcctrish Me too! But I can't get away just now so I am reading everything else she has written and now I want to go to Cornwall and eat bread 3y
Scfreads @mcctrish Cornwall, yes! Add that to my list, especially now that I've just watched Poldark Season 1, and have started the book. 😬 3y
mcctrish Poldark is on my list of things to watch 3y
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A Year in Provence | Peter Mayle
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Was in a travelogue mood at the library book sale.

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Excellent! #MMDbookclub pick for January. I happen to have read the flight picks as well for this month (Lonesome Dove and Tribe) and they all go together nicely. I like to think this book is a cross between Lonesome Dove and Tribe. Having read Tribe right before this, it gave me insight into the psychology of the Johanna character, and brought to life what I had just read.

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I found this very insightful, especially about veterans and ptsd. Lots of food for thought.

DebinHawaii I found it interesting & insightful as well. 👍📚 3y
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Being married to a Dominican, and having studied Spanish in college, I was naturally drawn to read this. Having background knowledge of Dominican culture, etc., I was able to understand the Spanish words/Dominican slang peppered throughout, and probably wouldn't have continued reading if I hadn't. Also, no quotation marks for the dialogue took some getting used to, and all the violence was difficult at times for my HSP self to take.

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A book about books! I enjoyed this collection of essays. December pick for #MMDbookclub

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Needed a palate cleanser. ✔️

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Bailedbailed

I really wanted to love this. People are raving about it. Maybe it was just the wrong time for me to read it. After 3.5 weeks, I've only gotten through 200 pages, and I've decided to not plow through and finish it.

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I have been looking for books written in Spanish that were not too long (172 pages), and pretty readable for non-native speakers/readers, and this fit the bill.
¡Vale la pena leerlo!

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Some arm chair traveling. I liked learning more about the energy and the sacred places of Sedona.

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Current read.

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Life of Pi | Yann Martel
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Library book sale haul. #yas #library #booksale #recyclereads

kiminreverse I really liked A Walk in the Woods! 3y
Scfreads @kiminreverse I saw the movie, looking forward to the book! 3y
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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Whoa, Nelly! What a ride! A divergence from what I usually read, and I loved it.

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Finally finished. A recent Kindle deal.

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