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TJAhearne

TJAhearne

Joined July 2019

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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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This was an extremely entertaining book. I don‘t think it was nearly as good as All the Light We Cannot See, but we‘ll written and tied together well. Just the knowledge that one story could link hundreds of years and what happens with that story was so wonderful and intriguing. I loved every person‘s story; they were all exciting in their own way.

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I‘m reading this and almost everything is resonating with me. “That‘s part of being a good teacher, I think: inspiring people to work their asses off not for you or the class or the grade, but to be better” (193). I want this, but so many high school and middle school students just aren‘t there. The love for learning in a poverty school is just not there. It‘s a means to an end and what that end is will be different for everyone.

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“When do you fight and when do you cope?” Pg 167

Isn‘t this the question of the century?

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“You can‘t lose a fight about your own happiness. You can‘t lose a fight about your own life.” Pg 152

LET THAT SINK IN.

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110% all me. As a teacher, the absolute truth. Always ON.

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Suicide Notes | Michael Thomas Ford
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“I don‘t get it. Why is it you have to WARN people about who you are? Why can‘t it just be something that happens?”

This book is amazing. It‘s a well written novel about the ins and outs of knowing who you are, figuring out who you are, and the struggles you may have with it. The author put just enough of his own life in it that it‘s remarkably real. It‘s easy to lose the idea that it is fictional.

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We need real conversations about our bodies and our rights, in our culture and our literature and those terrifying girls only rooms with the school nurse watching videos.

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I wonder if my children feel the same? I wonder if ALL children feel this way?

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The Golden Couple: A Novel | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Whoa. What a story. There were twists and turns I never expected and I never saw ANY of this coming. A definite must read!

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Mehso-so

As far as memoirs go I guess it was okay. I expected more of a revelation at the end. A wrap up. Something

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Mehso-so

It was a fast read and definitely intriguing, but a little rushed at the end. It had a great mystery and a good twist, but felt the epilogue was a bit too much. At times the repetition was annoying instead of leading up to suspense. The revelations were subtle and that was good. I recommend it as a fluff read… not one to really analyze and think about.

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Wish You Were Here | Jodi Picoult
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Beautiful day to sit outside and read a book by one of my favorite authors….

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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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This was an INTENSE read. I will not say more. I will not spoil it for you. Wow.

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At first, I struggled with this book. My mind was not open and then things happened in Florida politics and with Disney, and I began to have different conversations with different people who began to make sense and proved my thinking was clouded. This book made me think, made me love, made me cry, and made me a better person.

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Book club choice😋Rereading it… I loved it the first time….

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Storied Life of A. J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin
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What an emotional, sweet, lovely book. I don't reread books, but I do believe I will read this again. The characters are so true to life and relatable. The writing is amazing, and the literary references are perfect. I have to mark this as one of my favorites.

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And someday, you don‘t know when, he, or indeed she, will be there. You will be loved because for the first in your life, you will truly not be alone. You will have chosen not to be alone.

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Storied Life of A. J. Fikry | Gabrielle Zevin
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I‘ve always felt this way. “The things we respond to at twenty are not necessarily the same things we will respond to at forty and vice versa.”

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Super excited to start this book!

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Wow. Mystery upon mystery and no knowing where it leads. Read it.

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This book is amazing and an interesting story about how to handle finding yourself. It‘s a great love story between families and teenagers and learning to know and talk to each other. It‘s a great YA novel.

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Verity | Colleen Hoover
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Whoa. What a thriller. Is she a psychopath? Is he aware? What really happened to this family?

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Starting a new book my students recommended. I‘m super excited even by the first page.

monalyisha Oh, I love this! I listened to it. It‘s read by Lin-Manuel Miranda. So good! 12mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I can‘t say enough how much I love this book. I don‘t reread books but I can already tell you that I will reread this one. Probably many times. Every page was full of truths. It is sad, it is idiotic, and it is life. Wow. It‘s humorous in the right places. It‘s filled with understanding. And above all… it is everyone. Read it!

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Some people accept that they will never be free of their anxiety, they just have to learn to carry it.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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… because sometimes it‘s easier to live with your own anxieties if you know that no one else is happy, either.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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“It‘s very easy to declare that other people are idiots, but only if you forget how idiotically difficult being human is.

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Six Years | Harlan Coben
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I really did love this book. I didn‘t give it 5 stars because of one crucial, irritating thing the author kept doing. Repeating himself… over and over and over again. The story is phenomenal. The mystery…. Phenomenal. But was the author trying to make a page length? If any of the characters said let it go one more time I think I may have thrown the book. Other than that, if you can forgive the author like I did, read the book. It‘s a good one.

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Six Years | Harlan Coben
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This was how it was. Some came to my office to learn, some came to impress, some came to grovel, some came to chat-that was all okay. I don‘t make judgements based on these visits. That would be wrong. I treat every student who walks through those doors the same because we are here to TEACH, if not political science, maybe a little something about critical thinking or even-gasp!-life.

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After She Wrote Him | Sulari Gentill
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Whoa. What a novel. I can see why it won Best Crime Fiction. The characters got in my head as a reader. They were both real. I was putting all sorts of plots into the book. I didn‘t think it would end where it did… what a twist! You‘ll love this if you love crime novels.

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After She Wrote Him | Sulari Gentill
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A book full of insights…..

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Lovin‘ this mystery. Lisa Jewell DOES NOT disappoint.

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Beast in View | Margaret Millar
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One of my students ate this up... let‘s see if it‘s worth it!

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This book was one of the most real pieces of writing I have read in a very long time. Crawling into the head of a teenage girl is one thing, but crawling into the head of an anxious, OCD germaphobe is something else entirely. The anxiety Aza carries is REAL. Being in Aza‘s head was terrifying and relatable. I hope this book has had an impact on teenagers in a positive way and they see the issues people with invisible diseases deal with...

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We are about to live the American dream, which is, of course, to benefit from someone else‘s misfortune.

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Enjoying the escape from the world during COVID 19. She reminds me of my youngest daughter... anxiety and germaphobe

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Absolutely loved the book. Classic King style and the characters were impressive. The ending fit and plot was unfortunately plausible in this day.

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For eventually, we come to hold our dearest possessions more closely than we hold our friends. We carry them from place to place...allowing memories to invest them with greater and greater importance.

Suelizbeth This is one of my most favorite books. 3y
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The Kept | James Scott
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Great day for this!

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Find Her | Lisa Gardner
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This was a great read! I was intrigued from the beginning. The nature of the victim after being held captive is never explored, so this was refreshing. I‘ve read some reviews that said it was improbable, but in many cases I think people tend to be self destructive especially when suffering from PTSD. If you like a good criminal minds story, you‘ll love this one!

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I loved this book from start to finish. I can‘t believe that this is her first novel. The poetry of the words, the depth of her character, the rawness of human experiences are all so compelling. The mystery of the murder entangled in the history of Kya kept me turning the pages and wanting to know more... about both! Shame on truths that I know lie in this book and I hope for many it‘s eye opening.

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...as she passed the windowsill, reached out and touched Sunday Justice‘s tail. He ignored her, and she admired his perfected pretense of not needing good-bye.

KimM Best part of the book 4y
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The lonely became larger than she could hold. She wishes for someone‘s voice, presence, touch, but wished more to protect her heart.

Suet624 Gorgeous photo! 4y
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His dad told him many times that the definition of a real man is one who cries without shame, reads poetry with his heart, feels opera in his soul, and does what‘s necessary to defend a woman.

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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott
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For a young adult novel is was amazing. It made me laugh and cry.... ok... SOB. Great read. Reminds me of The Fault in our Stars.