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Sydsavvy

Sydsavvy

Joined May 2016

Texan. Lawyer, Writer, Audiobook Narrator. Review Columnist for Paris Life. https://sydyoung.com @sydyoungstories on Twitter/ Instagram
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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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Blue books for gray skies. #botm

Cinfhen Pretty photo 🤩 2y
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 2y
youneverarrived Pretty 💙 2y
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Lady Clementine | Marie Benedict
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Excellent, excellent. Trust me, this is the (ultimately) WWII story you want to read.

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Dominicana: A Novel | Angie Cruz
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Great book, about a young female Dominican immigrant in New York. The audio has an excellent author interview at the end. The book is based on the author‘s mom‘s experience, who thought she was so ordinary and boring. (Anything but!) Also, interesting to see the racial tensions between multiple groups, all while important movements are ongoing (in the 60s). Definitely worth the read.

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Ribbons of Scarlet: A Novel of the French Revolution | Kate Quinn, Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Heather Webb, E. Knight, Sophie Perinot
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Just finished this fantastic book. So good, couldn‘t put it down. Kudos to each & all, & to @WmMorrowBooks for giving it the attention it deserves. Great job of highlighting relevance to now. Loved learning about these heroines. #ribbonsofscarlet 🙌🏻 #ReadThis #HistFic #women

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If you want to know about ale, lagers, IPAs, and beer, (and trust me, you do), esp. in that humorous Fargo tone (sans the murders), this utterly delightful book is for you. Marvelous! Perfect for fall, football, and when you need a lift, such as because you just took the boy to meet his dreams in Spain, with tears and smiles.
#thelagerqueenofminnesota
#uplifting #smilethroughtears

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Loved so much of this. Why aren‘t we all reading and talking about this book? #empowerment

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Well Met | Jen DeLuca
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Super fun romance, so very much to love. Yes, I read it in a day, on the beach. But then, what‘s not to love in a story about a woman who—as a favor to niece—enlists for small town summer Renaissance fair run by a taciturn English Prof, and said prof also just happens to be a swoony pirate with more to him than meets the eye.

Well Met, indeed. Loved!

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Midsummer's Mayhem | Rajani LaRocca
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I‘m in love!! Great #Middlegrade book for this #backtoschool kids and parents. What‘s not to love? Baking and subtle Shakespeare. 💖🧁 #readingtothefuture

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Nottingham | Nathan Makaryk
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Hefty book, is it bad that I‘m a bit #teamjohn right now? So bad, so very bad. 😂❤️🙌🏻

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“Because sometimes all that‘s needed to lift women up is to stop pulling them down.”

❤️❤️❤️ #empowerment #women

And I love #kindlequotes new look!!

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Things You Save in a Fire | Katherine Center
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❤️❤️❤️ #BOTM

Quirkybookworm I enjoyed it! I need to do a review, soon! 3y
The_Heeler_Booklife Sooo good. 3y
Sydsavvy @Quirkybookworm @allthingskayla I‘m definitely a fan! 3y
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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#BOTM picks 🙌🏻❤️😎

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A Light of Her Own | Carrie Callaghan
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I‘ve read @CarrieCallaghan‘s ❤️Bought @Dolen‘s after her excellent talk at #HNS2019 & @KateQuinnAuthor‘s newest❤️ & @rajanilarocca ‘s ❤️Had #thegoldenhour already #BOTM ❤️Soul pic to help w/ a hard week back at work-that time of year! ❤️ #amreading #histfic #amreading

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I flat out love Mary Norris. What a wordie. And here she is talking about one of my fascinations. 🌈🌻🍒💝

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Wooing Cadie McCaffrey | Bethany Turner
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Page turner Christian romantic book by a Christy Finalist. She got me hooked so I had a wonderful time last Friday night binging on it. #lsbbt #romance More for new adult but still very sweet and with a great lesson.

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The actual stack of reading/journaling. ❤️🙌🏻😎. #happiness

Megabooks Awesome! 3y
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I‘m totally sucked into #theburied —who knew the Egyptian Revolution could be so timely, so fascinating? #botm

catiewithac It‘s sooooo good 🤩 3y
Kristy_K So glad to hear that! It was a last minute addition for me. Hoping to read it soon. 3y
Sydsavvy @catiewithac @Kristy_K 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
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What the Wind Knows | Amy Harmon
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It‘s been on the best seller list so I had to try it out. #Ireland #historicalfiction #timetravel ❤️❤️❤️ #worthit #reading #bookstagram

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Interesting.

goodbyefrancie I have this one on hold on #Overdrive! 3y
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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Betcha can't quit reading, just like you can't stop watching that VH1 special on your favorite (or so) band. This one lived up to the claims.

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Shakespeare in Love | Tom Stoppard
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Just finished directing this play. It was a lovely beast. Super proud.

Cinfhen Congrats🙌🏻💞staging & costumes looks amazing 3y
LeahBergen Wonderful! Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Caroline2 Looks fab, well done! 👍🏻 3y
Sydsavvy @Cinfhen @LeahBergen @Caroline2 Thank you! Such a great show, and we all had a ball with it! And, yes, it was a feast for the eyes, too. 3y
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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Light and sexy and just enough depth. In other words, damn near perfect for me right now. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Liatrek Loved it! Can‘t wait for the next book in the series. 3y
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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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I'm sooooo behind on my #tbr from #botm!! Any suggestions on which to read first?? #help #amreading #readingsuggestions

Redwritinghood I‘ve seen a lot of good reviews of 3y
cariashley I‘ve heard the Hank Green is great! 3y
8little_paws Oh I loved the far field!! 3y
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sherri I put BOTM on hold in December and January because I was behind. I'm still behind, but got The Age of Light for February. About to start reading it now! 3y
swishandflick A Ladder to the Sky is excellent!! 3y
Sydsavvy Y'all are not making it easier lol!!!! But I definitely have a good group to plow through! 3y
Briget66 Eek I only made it half way through the Hank Green one. Maybe it was just me? 3y
shutterbug_mama I‘m almost finished with A Woman is No Man and I‘m really enjoying it! 3y
Sydsavvy @shutterbug_mama that's the one that stuck with me after a first page perusal. There's just something about it! 3y
ErikasMindfulShelf I just finished The Far Field and it was amazing!! 3y
Sydsavvy @irre ok enough have said that--i need to make it next! 3y
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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The absolute best way to bring in the New Year!! 🎉❣️

Louise I agree completely! The audiobook is so wonderful! 3y
Sydsavvy @Louise yes it is!!!! So her! (I feel very duh, saying that but it‘s true lol). My friends and I all feel she had to have written most of this herself. 3y
Louise @Sydsavvy I had the same thought. The writing sounds like her own way of expressing herself. And she doesn‘t strike me as someone who would need a ghost writer, even if she got some advice about structuring it. Such a beautiful book! 3y
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This is excellent!!!

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Really liking this! Page turner, interesting and plausible. Definitely sticking with it and thankful for the ARC.

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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Both listening and reading the book because—no road map. Who is talking now? I like the story, just having to work way too hard at this.

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What do you do as a Director of Shakespeare in Love in your local community theatre? Read this for fun!

TrishB I liked this book 👍🏻 3y
Lindy Shakespeare in Love was mounted in Edmonton last year and I loved it. Good luck with the dog! 😉 3y
Sydsavvy @TrishB it‘s great!! I had know idea we new so much about him! 3y
Sydsavvy @Lindy lol!!! Thank you!! 3y
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Catching up on my #BOTM doesn‘t at all hurt that it is replete with #Christmas and #romance

BookishClaire Enjoy! This is such a good one. 3y
Sydsavvy @BookishClaire —I was really surprised that the author could so deftly handle that premise, but she definitely did!!! 3y
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The Dinner List | Rebecca Serle
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Why aren‘t more of my book friends talking about this love story? ❣️ Lovely and devastating, but also easy and touching, a bit like an Audrey role. 💔💛❤️#botm #bookofthemonth #bookstagram

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French Exit: A Novel | Patrick DeWitt
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A delightful blizzard of strange American and French characters who will absolutely not behave.

BookishClaire That sounds fun!! 3y
Sydsavvy @BookishClaire It is! Fun and easy! Very different from The Sisters Brothers but absolutely cleverly odd Patrick DeWitt. 3y
Litsi Cleverly odd is a great way to describe this. I have been trying to understand this author and really get my arms around who he is for a long time and I can‘t quite do it. I‘ve read three books now and I am sure I don‘t have exactly the right perspective on him yet. Very intriguing. 3y
Sydsavvy @Litsi so true! I thought I almost had him this time—Then he slipped right through my fingers! 3y
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The Great Alone | Kristin Hannah
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I fought reading this book way too long. SO good. #BOTM #weekendread

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The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock | Imogen Hermes Gowar
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Ok. Half way through. Took forever to figure out where this book is going. Finally getting there, I think. Pretty bad that I‘m practically rooting for Angelica‘s great fall, it‘s got to be coming.

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So glad to be back in this world, racing on to the next book. Loved this one!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book blew my mind. When I was a quarter in, I thought: ok another Glass Castle and Hillbilly Elegy. But then it became its very own page turner. It grieves me that there can be such willful ignorance and control and violence, and yet, there is. Reading, deep and wide, I.e. educating ourselves, is the only way to truly test the waters and find truth. This book confirms those opinions.

AmyG Knowledge actually IS power. I was enthralled with her story. 4y
Sydsavvy @AmyG I was, too! I kept thinking: Dear God! 4y
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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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When I read this and other British authors, I wonder if the Brits have done better about not giving over the slow build absolutely brilliant novel. It is a slow build, so wait for it. Kind of like how Fall doesn‘t happen over night, but then builds to a crescendo of falling leaves. It‘s worth it, as I knew it would be.

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Wow a history non fiction for #BOTM ❣️🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🎉. Excited about the others too.

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I love this book. I‘ve got a growing fascination with Lady Bird going on right now. And boy, is she inspiring me. Who knew? What a woman.

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A Borrowing of Bones | Paula Munier
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I have it on good authority that this will be a great book! #HappyBookBirthday!!! #mystery NEXT on my TBR!!

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Voicing a Romance now so—fun listening research. Audio Award Romance Winner 2017. 🤓😉🍸What is a Dive Bar Novel?! 🤔🧐😎

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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Pretty darn good, I must say.

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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Such a fun #fridayreads. Leading me to #fridaythoughts of the Brits amazing cheerfulness and fighting outlook getting through WWII.
Post read: first part so fun and cheery, second part gets so real. I ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Fruit of the Drunken Tree: A Novel | Ingrid Rojas Contreras
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Loved this book so much!

Columbia late 80s, and the choices women and girls make while as Pablo Escobar and guerilla warfare makes its inevitable way toward them. Told with a bit of magical realism, the magic exudes from the voice of Chula as she grows and gains understanding of the events which reordered her life. Also sheds light on political refugees. So glad this well told story is getting the attention it deserves.

lauralovesbooks1 I'm starting this one tonight. Looking forward to it. 4y
Alicia Oooh the author is coming to my area in November - glad to hear this was so good! 4y
Sydsavvy @lauralovesbooks1 yes! @Alicia hope you get to go! 4y
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Is it good? Diving in, I think.

britt_brooke I liked it! 4y
tammysue I liked it too :) 4y
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Sometimes I frustrate myself. Why do I wait to read these great books? All the feels. ❤️❤️❤️

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For my writer friends, I liked this book more than The War of Art. Some big truths in it. I listened twice. #iwrite good stuff.

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The Half-Drowned King: A Novel | Linnea Hartsuyker
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Great epic❣️

LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf. 👍🏻 4y
Sydsavvy @LeahBergen I let it languish on mine for a bit. Glad I bumped it up! 4y
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C‘est bon. Tres bon. ❤️🇫🇷💙❣️

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What to read when in Paris???

Joy0201 You want suggestions? Anna and the French Kiss or Hunchback of Norte Dame 4y
HKGirl The Scarlet Pimpernel. Les Miserables (a big commitment). A Tale of Two Cities. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. 4y
Sydsavvy @Joy0201 @HKGirl 💙❤️🇫🇷❣️ 4y
rajithr Dumas 🤺 4y
Sydsavvy @rajithr love him! ❤️🇫🇷❣️💙 4y
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The Hope of Azure Springs | Rachel Fordham
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I❤️❤️❤️ Revel books, and this one looks great. The hope of Azure Springs, by a debut author.

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