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StephMC82

StephMC82

Joined February 2017

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The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill
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The first book to actually make me say "What the actual F***" outloud. A wonderfully woven tale that is leaving me questioning what I thought I knew of the plot this entire time!

#mattruff #bestbook #mindblown

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Extra hour, extra reading, extra coffe....extra love love love this book!

#timemanagement #readmore #stephenking

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Octobers are for Stephen King

#octoberreading #stephenking #newbook

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Desperate Moon | R. Andrew Heidel
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My favorite part of buying used books is finding little notes from previous owners inside, but this, super cool. #goodwillfinds #signed

LauraJ Super cool! 2mo
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The Orphan's Tale | Pam Jenoff
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A bit Water for Elephants, a bit Romeo & Juliet, a bit of courageous history ... while this book eventually broke my heart, I'm glad I read it.

SilversReviews It is heartbreaking, but oh so good. 2mo
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I'm reading a new book, see. Minnesota history with gangsters and superb story telling. Really getting the vibe of the 1920s ❤.

#historicalfiction #gangsters #bookcoverlove

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Dunkin donuts in my favorite cup ✔ last of The Clan of the Cave Bear series ✔ relaxing outside ✔ Best way to spend a Saturday morning ✔✔✔

#recoupregroup #alonetime #naturereading

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That moment in the bookstore when you have found true love. I couldn't believe there really was another book... 😍

#bookstorefind #booklove #stephenking #darktowers

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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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"My mitochondria want to make friends with his mitochondria" - love in a witty form.

#bookquote

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Henry and Clara | Thomas Mallon
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This book brings to life the climate of the tumultuous beginnings of our civil war in such a way no history class ever could.

#historicalfiction #abelincoln

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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The imagery of this sentence had me laughing alone at my desk at work. #imagery #lunchbreak #lonesomedove

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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I feel like I've been saving this story for quite some time in the way you wouldn't burn your favorite candle. This was one of my father's favorites which I've seen on his bookcase all my life. Today is the day I burn!

#booksale #easterreading #tbr #epic

BilboBookends This book has my heart ❤️ Say goodbye to your social life while you read this and hello to a book hangover when you finish!! 8mo
StephMC82 I was afraid of that! I may need a good read suggestion afterwards! 8mo
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A Dirty Job: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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There are some books that you power through to finish because it takes pure will to continue. I am happy to say this book was not one of them. Loved the flow of the story, and the bits of real mythology (that I admittedly had to google).

#sundayreading #metime

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A Dirty Job: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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I am loving the ease of which this story reads. And this #blurb resonated with me. ❤ Christopher Moore.

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Visiting Pittsburgh and buying my favorite souvenirs #carnegielibrary #booksale #cheapsteals.

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Birth of Venus | Sarah Dunant
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The ability of this book to bring you back in time is exquisite. This is a tale woven of love, family, and betrayal at a time in history I could not imagine without the help of the author. She tells this story as if she lived it herself, and as if you were there too. I never expected to be moved so emotionally.

#historicalfiction #drama #epic

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Rainy day, check. Book, check. Hot chocolate, check. Fuzzy slippers, check. 30 minutes to myself, check. Commence immersion into an October themed story. #horror #octoberreads #metime #hotchocolatelove

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Because sometimes I do judge books by their cover #booksleeve #coverlove #gangsters

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I am not an athlete. I am just a girl who enjoys keeping fit. Reading this book brings out the desire to run in me like no other. I love inspiring reads. #sundayreading #nonfiction #recommend

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I started reading this before bed, but then promptly thought better of it. Taking a break from packing this morning to read, and 23 pages in, my hair is standing up. Loving this psychological thriller, so happy I borrowed this @breanne1!

#bookclub #npr #thriller #booklove #saturdayread

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Fahrenheit 451 | Harold Bloom
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Book club book pick, yay! Excited for this #classic, and some delish coffee!! #bookclub #coffeeandreading #classics

BooknerdsLife It's been on my TBR since forever too 😅🙈 14mo
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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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I was supposed to be getting food but ended up at Goodwill somehow, looking for my second favorite thing, books. #gotdetoured #goodwill #bookhaul #historicalfictionlove

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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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So I got to thinking about what was underneath the jacket, and have come across this! A secret hidden beneath the cover, a time stamp in history as a gift from my mother. What a lovely surprise :)

Also proof of how long it's been on my #TBR pile 🤣

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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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@Breanne1 here's some more motivation, #reading together from a far 😉 #bookclub #sundayreading #metime

Andrew65 Not heard of this one. 2y
StephMC82 I've skipped over this for the very same reason for a long time, but with the help of my book club, we're making it happen ... 👍 2y
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"According to family lore, she was not the most conscientious housekeeper because she preferred reading to housework."

Girl, I can relate!!!

#bookquote #lovetoread #booksandcoffee

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Children's Blizzard | David Laskin
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Found this to be apropos for the conditions outside. Staying safe at home, making the best use of my extra time... ☕ #teatime #reading

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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It was so hard to pick just one book to tag in this #blurb. I took four bags of books and returned with two for this #bookhaul. What #bookclub was made for, right @breanne1? Ha!!

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When your husband knows your love of #books and surprises you on a Wednesday #fairytales #booklove #surprise

britt_brooke How lovely! 2y
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I am taking this on ... this is happening. I have my highlighter and Google search ready. #science #sundayreading

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Found my #bookclub book for this month! So excited #StephenKing was our pick! Although I read this long ago, I remember nothing! I'm looking forward to reading this through my adult perspective! #reread

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Getting my reading train on the tracks again with this compilation of #shortstories. The title says it all! #besttitle

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A Scanner Darkly | Philip K. Dick
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This book demands your undivided attention, so I may have to re-read this in the future. For now, I can proudly say I have read a Phillip K. Dick book, and it was just lovely. 😍 #Lovedit

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My #TBR pile continues to grow exponentially! I just know these new #books will inspire me to get through this #readingrut. #historicalfictionlove #shortstories

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A Scanner Darkly | Philip K. Dick
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Super excited for this Amazon download!! I feel like I totally forgot this book existed. Changing from my #TBR list to my second book of #december.

Although I should switch to reading The Magicians at night, I think....
#nighttimereading #twobooksatatime

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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Got lucky again today and found another #booksale. I scored with this #bookstack and am so excited I found a #GrahamHancock book.

Readage Wow. Some great titles in that stack!!! 2y
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Went craft fair hopping and found this #booksale
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Andrew65 👏 2y
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Just After Sunset | Stephen King
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Please, oh please help me through my Stranger Things withdrawl.... #StephenKing don't let me down!

#withdrawl #shortstories #rocktober #scifi #horror

vivastory There's a list on Goodreads of 16 books to read after watching Stranger Things 2y
StephMC82 😲 @vivastory .. you are a lifesaver!! Checking this out now 😊 2y
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Apparently I've been a snob not bothering to read short stories. I am glad I picked this book unknowingly and gave it a shot.

I have a whole new #genre I love to #read

#shortstories

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JoeStalksBeck Cripes! No thanks! 2y
RachelO That's creepy! 2y
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Treating myself to a #bathandbook session after work today. A perfect solution for sore muscles and a tired #soul. #relaxing #mystery #macabre #shortstory

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Next #halloween type pick...

"By finding the #horror that exist in everyday life - always the most fertile source for #fear - Oates has crafted a #suspenseful and satisfying collection. Some of the #stories her more closely to mystery than to the #macabre, but they are all a #ghoulish delight" - The Washington Post

This #review has me sold!

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson, Lisa Mullarkey
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Cataloging my #books, and came across this old thing. Shout out to my elementary school and teacher organization for supporting my #reading habits all those years ago .. #nostalgic

The beginnings of a blossoming love for #horror

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Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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Such a wonderfully mastered #fantastical journey. We watch the young protagonist evolve, and although #fantasy, his was a relatable (and exciting) experience.

Luckily for me, I have a few more #GregoryMaguire books up my sleeve to read. #feelinglucky

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SilversReviews Good stack. 2y
StephMC82 Thanks, excited for them all! 2y
emmaturi A Northern Light, really liked that one! 2y
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Super excited for this "take one leave one" #bookfind from the gym.

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Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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"A notion of character, not so much discredited as simply forgotten, once held that people only came into themselves partway through their lives." For me, it was 35, ha! #bookblurb

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Son of a Witch | Gregory Maguire
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#October pick .... feeling a bit more #whimsical and enjoying this afternoon with some whiskey in my #tea #teapartyforone

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Jago | Kim Newman
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Finished my breakfast, but cannot finish this book. I am sure my dog is silently judging me.

A story of a #cult and #telekinesis which affect a small rural town. A well written story with a lot of imagination, but things haven't come together enough to make sense... I've grown inpatient. #newbook time

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The White Princess | Philippa Gregory
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I must really have wanted to read this book. It appears I now have two copies. This is becoming a theme #doublebooked

Anyone have any suggestions on a #catalogingapp ?