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Vivlio_Gnosi

Joined July 2016

Non-Fiction Addict; Shameless Quality Tea & Coffee Snob
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Running Blind | Lee Child

🚨⚠️ #Bombshell Alert!⚠️🚨
Chapter 26's unofficial new title. All the plots gets twisted, new info and secrets are revealed, and the story really gets going!
Buckle up!

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The Gene: An Intimate History | Siddhartha Mukherjee
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Adding this #Nonfiction #medical book to my #TBR stack. I'm excited to read Mukherjee's follow up to his wildly successful #EmperorofAllMaladies.
#knowledge #power #PulitzerPrize

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The Outsider | Stephen King
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Adding this #StephenKing thriller to my #TBR stack.
#Halloween
Discovered it thanks to the new #HBO trailer.

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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo

"I love dark books and this is all I could ask for. It has ghosts, necromancy, elemental magic, and so much more. It also has a good old-fashioned murder mystery....When I only had a hundred pages left, I noticed that I was stalling. I didn‘t want this book to end"

Read @megzlynn 's full review here:
https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/20/ninth-house-by-leigh-bardugo-review/

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Running Blind | Lee Child

Said to #JackReacher "You're always eating!".
Same. ????????

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Running Blind | Lee Child

"They fell asleep like that in each other's arms."
No they didn't. No one falls asleep in each other's arms! It lasts 5 minutes.

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Sherlock: A Study In Pink #1 | Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat
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Adding this #Sherlock to my #TBR stack right now! Thanks to @jenniferw88 for the suggestion!

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Running Blind | Lee Child

☠☠☠?⚠️?
Chapter 19 ends: "I know how he kills them! One problem.

It's impossible "

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Running Blind | Lee Child

That moment when Chapter 18 ends with "'I have a theory.' 'What is it??' 'Eh, it's probably insane. Later.'"
Not later, NOW!!
#JackReacher

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The Bone Houses | Emily Lloyd-Jones
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@megzlynn "I wanted to love this book. It was one of my most anticipated fall reads. Around page 200, I discovered that I didn‘t care about the story."
Read the rest of the review here:
https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/16/why-i-didnt-finish-the-bone-houses/

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Running Blind | Lee Child
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⚠️Clue Alert! Chapter 17⚠️
Could the killer be roommates to these victims??

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Running Blind | Lee Child

⚠️Details Alert⚠️
Chapter 15 we learn a lot more about the killer. Lee Child does a great job of dropping slight hints a little at a time to slowly reveal the killer.

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Running Blind | Lee Child

Patterns. Patterns protect you and keep you safe when your memory fails you.

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Running Blind | Lee Child

A killer's biggest enemy is their self doubt. It leads to mistakes faster than any investigator.

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Running Blind | Lee Child

"Go do what you're good at, cutting corners."
Ouch!! ?⚠️?

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Running Blind | Lee Child

⚠️Relationship Drama Alert⚠️
Chapter 14 ends with major questions about accepting each other's lives. Will it resolve??
Stay tuned...

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Running Blind | Lee Child

⚠️⚠️Finally, some deets! Chapter 13 the curtains on our killer get pulled back just a smidge.

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Starting this #Nonfiction book on #military history. What it's like for the common soldier who has to face the enemy in a life-and-death struggle.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Truly worth the #PulitzerPrize.
An absolute thrill to read. Mukherjee does an excellent job of taking such a complex and technical subject and bring it to a level that the average reader can understand.
This book is perfect if you're trying to get a better understanding of what cancer is and why we haven't discovered a cure yet.
#Nonfiction #cancer #medical #science #NYTBestseller

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@megzlynn pulling out the curiosity!
With lines like:
"However, this year will be different."
And
"Now, years later, I am glad to finally have my hands on a copy."
How can you not want to check out her latest blog post?
https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/12/hauntingly-good-ghost-stories/
#Halloween #ghosts

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Last chapter! Almost done!
#Nonfiction #medical #SoClose

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Checking out the film adaptation of this fascinating book!
#Nonfiction #economics

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Invisible Cities | Italo Calvino
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Excited to add this book to my #TBR stack. I'm anticipating an odd, mystical tale.
I got the suggestion from my current book Emperor of all Maladies.

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Running Blind | Lee Child
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Underlying theme is women's rights & equality specific to the military.

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Solid film so far, really enjoying it.
Must have accessory!
#coffee #paris @Shakespeareandcompany

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One of my favorite stories of all time!
Found out that it's a Swedish film thanks to the library app.
Highly recommended the book. I'll keep you updated on the film.

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Perhaps the scariest #Halloween reality of all: #cancer.
Thankfully doctors have discovered at least 5 Achilles Heels.
1. Originates as a local disease before spreading.
2. Rapid growth rate (easier to target).
3. Accumulation of mutations in it's DNA required for growth.
4. Dependent on proto-oncogenes & tumor suppressor genes.
5. Dependent on multiple corrupt properties from other areas of the body.
#Nonfiction #medical #science

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Running Blind | Lee Child

We finally get action in chapter 7.

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Running Blind | Lee Child

1st few chapters should be titled Cutesy Questioning Banter Parts 1, 2, 3, etc.
Def drags to start out.

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I'm torn on how to rate this book.
I give the content ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.
I give the presentation ⭐⭐.

The subject is important & interesting. However, the material is written in a textbook format which leads to, well, you know zzzzzzz.

Good human psychology and observational review.
#Nonfiction #military #educational #GreenvilleSC #audiobook #finished

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Ways to identify leaders:
- Entourage
- Direction
- Adoration
- Mimicry

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Pumpkin Heads | Rainbow Rowell

@megzlynn latest blog post is out.

"I smiled the entire time I read this. The artwork is phenomenal. The story line is simple."

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/07/pumpkinheads-by-rainbow-rowell-revie...

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Utilitarianism (Second Edition) | John Stuart Mill, George Sher
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Such an eloquent defense of utilitarianism. So refreshing to read a way of speaking from another time.
This book, while short in length, is long in thought. Mill forces you to put your thinking caps on and focus on his arguments.
If you're not a fan of eloquent arguments then avoid this book.
#Nonfiction #Philosophy #GreenvilleSC #history #finished

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Your decision tree:
1) Kill or Prepare to Kill
2) Capture
3) Contact

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"Once three cues are detected, a decision must be made."

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Utilitarianism | John Stuart Mill
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"Mankind are always predisposed to believe that any subjective feeling, not otherwise accounted for, is a revelation of some objective reality."

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Go check out @megzlynn 's review! Good stuff.
Her latest blog post is out now.
"Once hooked I was in for the long haul. This story is perfect for Halloween."

https://readinginthewildwood.com/2019/10/03/something-wicked-this-way-comes-revi...

megzlynn You‘re the best! 💕 3w
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⭐⭐⭐⭐
Enjoyed the alternative perspective to the #military.
Gives you a new appreciation of the factors our military members face that we often don't think about and rarely make an appearance in the press.
⚠️WARNING⚠️
There is quite a bit of graphic material that you may want to avoid if you're prone to queasiness.
#Nonfiction #Education
#GreenvilleSC

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Don't think of this as a book, more as a military or survival manual.

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This book breaks down to observations of human behavior and how to interpret those behaviors.

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6 Human Cue Sources:
Kinesics, people‘s conscious & subconscious body language

Biometrics, “uncontrollable and automatic biological responses to stress”

Proxemics, the way we use the space around us & interact w/surrounding people

Geographics, reading patterns of behavior w/in an environment

Iconography, the expression of beliefs & affiliations through symbols

Atmospherics, “the collective attitudes, moods, & behaviors present.”

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Oh my word, get on with it. The authors take their sweet time "selling" the reader on their observational methods and why we should read this book while offering example after example of people who do and do not use their method.
Let's get to the point already!!

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Adding this #Nonfiction #inspirational book to my #TBR stack. Thank you, @Rhondareads for the review.
#faith #GreenvilleSC

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Shakespeare and Company (Paris) | Paris, France (Bookstore)
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Snagged me a mug! Sadly, I couldn't find a good book worth the $$$. 😕

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐* (Five stars with a major condition).

*This is 5 stars for anyone who has been effected by suicide and/or facing temptations to choose self-harm.

This #Nonfiction #mentalhealth book is co-written by the aunt of former Nirvana lead singer Kurt.
It explores the very real darkness that #suicide brings to a family.
This books shines by showing practical ways to find relief and help.
Turn her if you need help or know someone who does! 🙏

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Mehso-so

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This book on reducing anxiety was just okay. IMO, it was not well researched. It was based off the author's experience of what helped him so I can't knock that it worked for him.
I felt like it was only aimed for a small swath of sufferers who are willing to try alternative methods.
I did not feel like this book helped me w/a few exceptions.
I hope that if you read this #Nonfiction #MentalHealth book then it helps you!

RaimeyGallant Thanks for taking the time to read and assess it for the rest of us. :) 3w
Vivlio_Gnosi Gladly. That's what Litsy's all about! 3w
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What do you do when are reading too many books? Start listening to an audio book, of course! #Nonfiction #GreenvilleSC #hoopla #military #instinct #psychology #gutfeeling #audiobook

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Running Blind | Lee Child
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Started yet another book! Book 4 in the Reacher series gets added to my Current list. Too many books! I need to finish up a few of these titles.
#Fiction #Action #GreenvilleSC #BookTower

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Utilitarianism | John Stuart Mill
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Just catching up on reading through the German country side.
#Ethics #Europe #Nonfiction #Travel