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StephanieGeiser

StephanieGeiser

Joined January 2018

GR: goodreads.com/stephaniegeiser 📚 IG: @stephaniegeiser 📚 Ravelry: ravelry.com/people/stephaniegeiser
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Violent Ends by Neal Shusterman, Hannah Moskowitz, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Shaun David Hutchinson, Courtney Summers, Kendare Blake, Beth Revis, Steve Brezenoff, Trish Doller, Blythe Woolston, Delilah S. Dawson, Mindi Scott, Christine Johnson, Brendan Shusterman, Tom Leveen, Margie Gelbwasser, E. M. Kokie, Elisa Nader
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Violent Ends | Neal Shusterman, Hannah Moskowitz, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Shaun David Hutchinson, Courtney Summers, Kendare Blake, Beth Revis, Steve Brezenoff, Trish Doller, Blythe Woolston, Delilah S. Dawson, Mindi Scott, Christine Johnson, Brendan Shusterman, Tom Leveen, Margie Gelbwasser, E. M. Kokie, Elisa Nader
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Check out what I started reading this week! I‘m about half-way through already and really enjoying it. #lmpbc

Meghan1 I am just about finished with my book! 2w
OnlyYoo I‘m done with mine :) 1w
thereadingunicorn I‘m slowing reading mine . Life been a little crazy . 1w
StephanieGeiser @Meghan1 & @OnlyYoo Wow, you guys are fast! I should be done and ready to mail by next week. A couple very active (read: not much time to read) vacations have definitely slowed me down on this one. 5d
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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Thank you, @CBee for #BookingItForward! I LOVED it! (And it is a serious contender for one of my favorite reads this year.) @Betty it‘ll be onto you next. Enjoy!

CBee Yay! Glad you liked it! Easily one of my faves so far this year too 😁😁 2w
Betty @StephanieGeiser don‘t send it to me. My daughter gave me her copy last week. Thanks. 2w
StephanieGeiser @Betty Ok! I hope you enjoy it too! 2w
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I came home to such a wonderful surprised from @Kdgordon88 earlier this week! Thank you for the birthday surprise! I think this will be the perfect book to bring with me on vacation next month! 😊

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides

“We‘re all crazy, I believe, just in different ways.”

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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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I just finished a re-read of this book because it was chosen for my work‘s next book club meeting. I remember reading it years ago (maybe in college, maybe the end of high school- I can‘t remember) and I remember really enjoying it. On this go around, I found it difficult to get into and keep track of chronologically. However, about 70% of the way in I was hooked again and fell in love with the characters and story once more.

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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger

“...I want to tell you, again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you.”

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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Today was my library‘s annual book sale and I told myself I was going to be good. However, since it is the last day of the sale they really wanted to see everything go so it was $5 for as many books as you could fit in a wine box. 😬 (And then Simcoe, my cat, claimed my stack after I arrived home. 😹

ReadingOverSleeping This sounds like an amazing day 1mo
Karkar Great stack! 1mo
rather_be_reading wow thats awesome! 😍 1mo
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She's Come Undone | Wally Lamb
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Yesterday I came home to this wonderful surprise from #thriftbooks sitting on my doorstep. Now I didn‘t order these for myself but someone who knows me must have curated this package for me. Was it you? No packing slip was included and I want to make sure I send thanks to the right person!

StephanieGeiser Mystery solved! My fabulous pen pal @rather_be_reading surprised me with these books for my birthday! 🎈🎉📚 1mo
rather_be_reading @StephanieGeiser omg i didnt even see your post haha im glad i messaged you on ig. i hope you didnt have any of these already! also sorry i couldnt wrap them up cute but thriftbooks is just sooo easy! happy birthday! 🎂🎉🎁 1mo
StephanieGeiser @rather_be_reading No worries! I‘m just happy to be thought of! And no, I don‘t own any of these yet. Thanks again!! 1mo
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CBee One of my favorites ever! 2w
StephanieGeiser @CBee Oh! That‘s good to hear! I don‘t know much about that one but read my first Wally Lamb this year and really enjoyed it! 2w
CBee @rather_be_reading it‘s been years since I read it - think it might be time for a reread! 2w
CBee @StephanieGeiser I hope you enjoy it! 2w
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Dress Codes for Small Towns | Courtney Stevens
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Read for #TheBreakfastBookClub #GroupA so I won‘t say much here because there are still people left in the rotation who need to read it.

To sum it up- I had never heard of this one but have since heard the author‘s name tossed around quite a bit. I think I will read more of her despite the fact I sometimes found it difficult to get into this story.

StephanieGeiser @whatsthEStorey - Sorry for the slight delay! This headed out on its journey to you first thing this morning. 😊 1mo
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Dress Codes for Small Towns | Courtney Stevens

“There is more than one way to add color to the world. More than one way to crown a queen.”

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Violent Ends | Neal Shusterman, Hannah Moskowitz, Cynthia Leitich Smith, Shaun David Hutchinson, Courtney Summers, Kendare Blake, Beth Revis, Steve Brezenoff, Trish Doller, Blythe Woolston, Delilah S. Dawson, Mindi Scott, Christine Johnson, Brendan Shusterman, Tom Leveen, Margie Gelbwasser, E. M. Kokie, Elisa Nader
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I‘m going back and forth between these two books for my pick. Have any of you read either and/or have a preference on which we should all read?

#lmpbc #round6 #groupa

thereadingunicorn The book you tag sound good to me (: 1mo
Meghan1 I haven‘t read either. I am ok with either one. 1mo
OnlyYoo I haven‘t read either of them but I like the one that you tagged! 1mo
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I participated in a couple rounds of #lmpbc last year and am excited to join again for #round6 in #groupA! I believe there is 1 spot left so if you‘d like to join, sign up fast because spots go quickly!

Sign up here: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080444aead2ca0ff2-l...

thereadingunicorn Heyy I part of your group 😊. 1mo
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn Hey there! I‘m excited to get reading with you, @Meghan1 & @OnlyYoo! I‘ll take a look through my bookshelf soon and come up with a few options for you all to weigh in on. I want to choose something nobody has read before and something everyone is at least mildly interested in reading! 1mo
thereadingunicorn @StephanieGeiser sound good . I can‘t wait . 1mo
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thereadingunicorn Do any of y‘all have a Instagram ? 1mo
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn You can find me on IG with the same username. What about you? 1mo
thereadingunicorn @StephanieGeiser okay I will follow you know . I just got email for @suvata about mailing . Do I send the book to you every month ? 1mo
Meghan1 Sounds good! I will take a look at my shelves, too. I will read pretty much any type of fiction. My instagram is Gidget1982, although I don‘t use it much. 1mo
thereadingunicorn @Meghan1 I will follow you 😊 1mo
OnlyYoo Hi everyone! Can‘t wait to try this and read with you all :) 1mo
thereadingunicorn @OnlyYoo hey excited for you to join 1mo
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn Yes! I believe the mailing order is as follows: @Meghan1 mails to @thereadingunicorn; @thereadingunicorn mails to @stephaniegeiser; @StephanieGeiser mails to @OnlyYoo; @OnlyYoo mails to @Meghan1 Does that sound right to everyone? 1mo
Meghan1 Sounds good to me!! 1mo
Meghan1 @StephanieGeiser @OnlyYoo @thereadingunicorn I got stickies and highlighters. I can do pink, green, or orange. Also, are guys ok with YA? That‘s kind of my jam right now, but I have plenty of other stuff, too. 1mo
StephanieGeiser @Meghan1 YA is great with me! Nonfiction seems to be striking my fancy most from my shelves but I have some fiction options too. Is there anything you guys won‘t read? @OnlyYoo @thereadingunicorn 1mo
OnlyYoo I don‘t like anything romance but I‘m down for whatever. Are you guys ok with classics? 1mo
Meghan1 I am not a big classics person, but I will read anything else. 1mo
thereadingunicorn @OnlyYoo I actually never read classic . 1mo
thereadingunicorn @Meghan1 I can good with any color then green and pink I‘m out of those highlighters. @StephanieGeiser I‘m good with any book just nothing really scary like demons or witches. 1mo
StephanieGeiser @OnlyYoo I never pick classics for myself but the point of book club is to get out of your comfort zone, right? 1mo
thereadingunicorn @Meghan1 @StephanieGeiser @OnlyYoo I was thinking about this book . I really need to read this book for next month for a review company. But I pick something else. 1mo
OnlyYoo If you guys aren‘t comfortable with classics (I was thinking of picking Camille) then I was thinking of If We Were Villains? Thoughts? 1mo
OnlyYoo I can also do purple for highlighting! 1mo
OnlyYoo @thereadingunicorn I‘d be ok reading that 1mo
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn & @OnlyYoo - I‘d be good with both of your picks! 1mo
thereadingunicorn @OnlyYoo I‘m good with anyone 😊. Once we pick our books I can do I post on here with all our books 1mo
OnlyYoo This is the one I‘m picking then! 😁 1mo
thereadingunicorn @OnlyYoo sound good to me 1mo
Meghan1 @OnlyYoo @thereadingunicorn I am good with your picks. Have any of you read A Man Called Ove? It‘s been on my TBR forever. I can do pink stickies and highlights. 1mo
thereadingunicorn @Meghan1 okay good 😊. I haven‘t heard of it . So you will do pink , @OnlyYoo can do purple, and I will do yellow. What color do you want @StephanieGeiser . I am also putting a sticky note in my book so I can keep track of the colors I will write my and the next person will write there and so forth. 1mo
OnlyYoo @Meghan1 I would love to read A Man Called Ove! It‘s also been on my TBR for awhile 😁 1mo
Meghan1 @StephanieGeiser have you read A Man Called Ove? 1mo
StephanieGeiser @Meghan1 - Nope! I‘ve never read it either and it‘s been on my list! 1mo
Meghan1 Perfect! That‘s my pick, then! 1mo
thereadingunicorn Okay. so we have all our pics ? 1mo
thereadingunicorn ʜᴀᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀʏᴏɴᴇ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ ᴄᴏʟᴏʀs? 1mo
thereadingunicorn If we use sticky notes should we use the same color has the tabs and highlighter? 1mo
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn I‘ll probably do green. Although I will admit that I tend to write/underline in colored ink rather than use a highlighter. I‘ll have dug some highlighters out of my drawer and see what I have but I promise to be different! 1mo
thereadingunicorn @StephanieGeiser okay that fine. Whatever float your boat 😂. I am use yellow 1mo
thereadingunicorn I‘m might to back out might not have the money to send my book or continue. So sorry ☹️ 3w
Meghan1 @thereadingunicorn I am so sorry! Just let us know! Hopefully you can continue with us! 2w
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn I‘m so sorry to hear that! Please let us know if you will be able to continue. I really hope you can! 2w
thereadingunicorn My book will be just a little late in the mail . Sorry ☹️ 1w
StephanieGeiser @thereadingunicorn Not a problem! Better late than never! 5d
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Dress Codes for Small Towns | Courtney Stevens

“His dad has worn khakis, button-downs, and sweater vests for so long that if he died, the clothes would go to work the next day without him.”

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“It‘s funny the things you think about when you should just be feeling, isn‘t it?”

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A fast read of satirical short stories. I wasn‘t sure what to expect from this book but I absolutely loved it. So much so that I finished it on my commute to work this morning and immediately loaned it to a coworker!

BookNAround I loved this one too and I promptly followed the author on all social media. 2mo
rather_be_reading stacked! 1mo
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(On choosing a brand of tampon) “... the only thing women are more loyal to than love is feminine hygiene.”

rather_be_reading 🤣🤣 1mo
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2.5 stars

I found myself distracted from what could have been some sage advice by a pompous author. There were some great quotes and bits of knowledge in here but nothing particular earth-shattering. There are so many other self-help books I would recommend prior to this one.

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“...death is the light by which the shadow of all life‘s meaning is measured. Without death, everything would feel inconsequential, all experience arbitrary, all metrics and values suddenly zero.”

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“When I was in high school, my math teacher Mr. Packwood would used to say, ‘If you‘re stuck on a problem, don‘t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don‘t know what you‘re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.‘”

rather_be_reading hmmm interesting 1mo
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This book has been sitting on my shelf for the longest time because of the length. Well, I am happy to report that I finished this one (all 700+ pages!) and while it took a while to read, it kept my attention the entire time. Here‘s to more chunksters!

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“Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sources information; it has also open-sources insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.”

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“Something about recent technology seems to allow our insecurities to run amok like never before. The more freedom we‘re given to express ourselves, the more we want to be free of having to deal with anyone who may disagree with us or upset us. The more exposed we are to opposing viewpoints, the more we seem to get upset that those other viewpoints exist.”

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“If I ask you, ‘What do you want out of life?‘ and you say something like, ‘I want to be happy and have a great family and a job I like,‘ your response is so common and expected that it doesn‘t really mean anything. ... A more interesting question, a question that most people never consider, is, ‘What pain do you want in your life? What are you willing to struggle for?‘ Because that seems to be a greater determinant of how our lives turn out.”

julesG That's a good point. But I suppose it's hard to answer. Only in hindsight do we notice how much we have struggled and persevered. 2mo
rather_be_reading @julesG i totally agree 1mo
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“To not give a f*ck is to stare down life‘s most terrifying and difficult challenges and still take action.”

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“He chuckles what I‘m guessing is his marriage chuckle. All we marrieds have a marriage chuckle. A marriage chuckle is a fake laugh you bring out when your spouse does something dumb that you have to pretend is charming.”

tracey38 😂 2mo
rather_be_reading omg 🤣🤣 1mo
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Help! I received this book in the mail today from Book Depository via Amazon but I did not order it and I don‘t know who it came from. Does anyone know anything about this mystery book arriving unannounced at my doorstep? (What a fun problem to have!)

emmaturi Could it be something you ordered ages ago and only getting it now? 2mo
StephanieGeiser @emmaturi I checked my order history on both websites and neither has a record that I ordered it. 🤔 2mo
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“‘It‘s a curious thing about quests, isn‘t it, Mr. Quirk?‘ she said. ‘The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants and discovers, along the way, what he needs.‘”

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Between the photos and the writing, I felt hygge the entire time I was reading this one. There are also so many great looking recipes in this book that I can‘t wait to try!

tracey38 Love the cover! 3mo
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This should be required reading for being a human. I loved it!!

Soubhiville Yes! Great little book! 3mo
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“What if, in raising children, we focus on ability instead of gender? What if we focus on interest instead of gender?”

rather_be_reading 🙌🙌 3mo
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We Should All Be Feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we should begin to dream about and plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.”

rather_be_reading 🔥🔥 3mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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I loved this one!! I can already tell it is one I will be recommending over and over again this year.

It is also the first pick for the book club I just founded at my office and I am so excited to discuss it at our first meeting tomorrow!

rather_be_reading awesome girl!! 3mo
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What Happened | Hillary Rodham Clinton
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I went to a used book sale today and I‘m pretty sure I lost my mind. Not sure where I am going to store all of these but I sure am looking forward to reading all of them!

#bookhaul #booksale #usedbooksale

TheBee Nice!!!! 3mo
EH2018 Nice haul!! 3mo
BiblioLitten So many good titles!! Fun😃 (edited) 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Wowza! That‘s a great haul. 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a big haul! 👏 3mo
rather_be_reading 😍😍 3mo
rather_be_reading so many great picks!! 3mo
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The Music Shop | Rachel Joyce
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What a wonderful surprise for my week! Thank you for the wonderful #jb #bookmail @Jas16 🧡📚🧡

WanderingBookaneer I enjoyed this one. 3mo
emmaturi Lovely book! 3mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“... the patience to read things I could not yet understand.”

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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I‘m sure I saw all the movies before finishing the series but the further I got into this book the less it sounded at all familiar. I guess I‘ll have to rewatch the final 2 Hunger Games movies. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Regardless, I really liked this book and the series in general.

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover

“What‘s college?”

“College is extra school for people too dumb to learn the first time around.”

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I don‘t know why but this one made me chuckle.

CouronneDhiver 😂😂 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Over the last 6 weeks I fell really behind on my #jb #penpal writing so I spent a little time making some progress in catching up this weekend. Today a whole bunch of letters hit the mailbox on their way to friends. 💌📫

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins

“It‘s strange standing outside at the top of the stairs, fully costumed, brightly lit, but with no visible audience to deliver my speech to. Like I‘m doing a show for the moon.”

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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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So excited to finally start reading book 3 in The Hunger Games trilogy!

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The 100 | Kass Morgan
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I won‘t post much here because this was the latest pick in #TheBreakfastBookClub and not everyone has read it yet.

In a nutshell - I really liked the show (check it out on Netflix!) and was therefore looking forward to this read. After finishing book 1 in the series, I think I will just finish the TV show. 🤫

StephanieGeiser @whatsthEStorey This one is on its way to you as of yesterday! 3mo
whatsthEStorey Cool! Thank you! 💛 3mo
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The 100 | Kass Morgan
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I started reading the next pick in #thebreakfastbookclub yesterday, giving me plenty of time to read it before this month‘s mailing deadline. (Aka I‘m feeling on top of the world at the moment)

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Catching Fire | Suzanne Collins
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I have this thing about not reading books in a series back to back. So after I finished The Hunger Games I decided to put a book in between ... So here we are - 3.5 years later and I‘m picking up where I left off. Lucky for me, I love this series as much as ever and can‘t wait to read #3 in the series! (...after I read this other book for #thebreakfastbookclub first 😬)

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It only took 3.5 years, but here I am - finally getting to book 2 in the series. May the odds be ever in your favor.

rather_be_reading omg yes!!! 4mo
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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton
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I had a bit of a rocky start with this one because I had a hard time identifying and therefore feeling at all sympathetic towards Glennon and her life struggles. But the more I kept reading the more I was intrigued by her life and her way of dealing with the curveballs. She is brutally honest, which threw me off at first and then I came to really appreciate it. If you‘re a fan of memoirs then you should definitely pick up this book.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton
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An excerpt from this morning that stuck with me.

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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton

“Maybe, for now, the only right decision is to stop making decisions.”

BibliOphelia This reminded me of how badly I need to read this. Thanks! 4mo
StephanieGeiser @BibliOphelia I had a bit of a rocky start with this one but now I am thoroughly enjoying it and can‘t put it down! 4mo
BibliOphelia 👍❤️ 4mo
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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton

“Grief is an eraser. I feel erased of everything but pain and fear.”

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I know I must have read this as a teen but after finishing a re-read (?) of it today, now I‘m not sure. Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! In fact, I originally picked this up because I am reading a much more emotionally draining book at the moment and needed something to lighten the mood. Well, didn‘t you know- I got hooked and ended up putting that other book aside while I finished this one first!

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Love Warrior: A Memoir | Glennon Doyle Melton

“... beauty is a responsibility.”