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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! 2mo
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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 🤩 2mo
Kristy_K So glad to hear that! It was a last minute addition for me. Hoping to read it soon. 2mo
Sydsavvy @catiewithac @Kristy_K 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 2mo
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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! 4mo
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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 5mo
LeahBergen Wonderful! Congratulations! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
Caroline2 Looks fab, well done! 👍🏻 5mo
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. 5mo
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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. 5mo
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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 5mo
cariashley I‘ve heard the Hank Green is great! 5mo
8little_paws Oh I loved the far field!! 5mo
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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! 5mo
swishandflick A Ladder to the Sky is excellent!! 5mo
Sydsavvy Y'all are not making it easier lol!!!! But I definitely have a good group to plow through! 5mo
Briget66 Eek I only made it half way through the Hank Green one. Maybe it was just me? 5mo
shutterbug_mama I‘m almost finished with A Woman is No Man and I‘m really enjoying it! 5mo
Sydsavvy @shutterbug_mama that's the one that stuck with me after a first page perusal. There's just something about it! 5mo
irre I just finished The Far Field and it was amazing!! 5mo
Sydsavvy @irre ok enough have said that--i need to make it next! 5mo
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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! 7mo
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. 7mo
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! 7mo
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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 👍🏻 7mo
Lindy Shakespeare in Love was mounted in Edmonton last year and I loved it. Good luck with the dog! 😉 7mo
Sydsavvy @TrishB it‘s great!! I had know idea we new so much about him! 7mo
Sydsavvy @Lindy lol!!! Thank you!! 7mo
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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. 7mo
Sydsavvy @BookishClaire —I was really surprised that the author could so deftly handle that premise, but she definitely did!!! 7mo
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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!! 7mo
Sydsavvy @BookishClaire It is! Fun and easy! Very different from The Sisters Brothers but absolutely cleverly odd Patrick DeWitt. 7mo
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. 7mo
Sydsavvy @Litsi so true! I thought I almost had him this time—Then he slipped right through my fingers! 7mo
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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. 9mo
Sydsavvy @AmyG I was, too! I kept thinking: Dear God! 9mo
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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. 10mo
Alicia Oooh the author is coming to my area in November - glad to hear this was so good! 10mo
Sydsavvy @lauralovesbooks1 yes! @Alicia hope you get to go! 9mo
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Is it good? Diving in, I think.

britt_brooke I liked it! 11mo
tammysue I liked it too :) 11mo
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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. 👍🏻 11mo
Sydsavvy @LeahBergen I let it languish on mine for a bit. Glad I bumped it up! 11mo
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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 11mo
HKGirl The Scarlet Pimpernel. Les Miserables (a big commitment). A Tale of Two Cities. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. 11mo
Sydsavvy @Joy0201 @HKGirl 💙❤️🇫🇷❣️ 11mo
rajithr Dumas 🤺 11mo
Sydsavvy @rajithr love him! ❤️🇫🇷❣️💙 11mo
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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.

https://sydsavvy.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-hope-of-azure-springs-by-rachel.html?m...

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Transcription | Kate Atkinson
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Ok I want to read this one!

Lola Love her! On my library‘s wait list-can‘t wait! 12mo
merelybookish Yay! 12mo
Sydsavvy @Lola it sounds great, doesn‘t it! 12mo
Sydsavvy @merelybookish I know, right?! 12mo
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The Big Inch | Kimberly Fish
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Lane Mercy Dreams of simpler times, and getting the job done. #THEBIGINCH #HF #HistoricalFiction #WWII #audiobook

I Dreamed of Narrating on Audible, And Here it is! The reason I‘ve been so absent from @Litsy lately! link: tinyurl.com/ybj5rhdn. (Link for a free copy, if not already a member).

Lots of great characters, diverse story. I had fun with this and hope folks enjoy!🎉

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The Pisces: A Novel | Melissa Broder
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Goodness, after the NYTimes teaser story on Instagram, who could resist this book???

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The Hate U Give | Angie Thomas
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I waited too long to read this. Way Too Long.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It‘s so good!! 🖤❤️🖤❤️ 12mo
Bookladylinda So good!,,, 12mo
Sydsavvy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Bookladylinda I can‘t tear myself away! 🙌🏻❤️🙌🏻❤️ 12mo
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Grant | Ron Chernow
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I can‘t help it. I‘m fascinated with war, generals, and politics. Look at what those eyes say.

goodbyefrancie I love all things historic. This one is on my wish list! Definitely a great cover. 12mo
MoBee I have a fondness for General Lee and Stonewall.. My 4x Great Grandfather and Uncle fought under them. Grandfather was wounded at Chancellorsville, where Stonewall died and my uncle his brother went on the Gettysburg where he was captured on the 4th day of battle. He ended up dying in a prison camp.. Proud Daughter of The Confederacy and of The 4th Virginia ❤️ (edited) 12mo
Oblomov26 Grant was a fascinating character to me because he was the man the Union needed at that moment; not necessarily a great general but someone who could look at both sides assess their strengths and weaknesses and then had the resilience to do exactly what was required to win 12mo
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Sydsavvy @goodbyefrancie definitely❣️ 12mo
Sydsavvy @MoBee it‘s wonderful that you know their stories. ❤️ 12mo
Sydsavvy @Oblomov26 I really cannot wait to learn more! So far, it‘s fascinating. 12mo
MoBee @Sydsavvy yes it is, my Dad had spent years studying The Civil War and tracing our ancestors. He‘s learning more about another that he just found out about a few weeks back.. Apparently he was at Appomattox when Lee surrounded and according to this ancestors he himself never surrendered lol.. anyways the Civil War is fascinating on both sides.. My Dads house is like a stepping back in time except for indoor plumbing (edited) 12mo
rajithr Anyone else thinks he looks so much like Robin Williams? 🤔 12mo
Sydsavvy @rajithr yes, yes!!! 12mo
Sydsavvy @MoBee I‘m both looking forward to reading about it, and dreading it, you know?! So tragic. Interestingly, my county voted with Sam Houston against secession. But the tide swept the state, anyway. 12mo
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Anyone else a huge fan??? 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻😎🎶🎵

readordierachel Yes! Love Postmodern Jukebox! 12mo
Sydsavvy @ReadOrDieRachel they are so awesome! I‘ve been to two concerts. 😎🙌🏻 12mo
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Fawkes: A Novel | Nadine Brandes
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I‘m simply dying to start this one.

hes7 I‘m planning to read this soon, too. I‘m so excited! 12mo
Sydsavvy @hes7 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 12mo
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But this book should have been on the long list. Definitely on the short list of my own heart. ❤️❤️❤️

CaroPi Is a great book 12mo
Sydsavvy @CaroPi So great. Wish they hadn‘t passed over it for the Man Booker. But he was very gracious about it on Twitter. (edited) 12mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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And this.

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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What a perfectly fun summer book. With a pretty good economic system, I‘m guessing 😂🙌🏻❣️

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The Steam Pump Jump | Jodi Taylor
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Catch-Up Book two. Just fun for a serious fan girl!

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West: A Novel | Carys Davies
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So, yes it‘s a short worthwhile read. Here‘s a quote I loved:

Sometimes, to encourage himself, he laid his head against its soft, leaflike ears and whispered: “Remember there are no gods. We have ourselves and nothing else.”