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Wife

Joined May 2016

Book Count 2018=118, 2019 January 7(1), February 8(2), March 7(2), April 7(1), May 7(1), June 9(1), July 4(0), August 5(0), September 5(1), October
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Far From the Tree by Solomon, Andrew
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Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
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Inside Out | Demi Moore
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I could NOT stop listening! What an interesting life! Basically survival in her childhood with irresponsible parents. Much transformation and growth as an adult. Demi seems like she‘s in a good place in her life. I love ❤️ hearing her words in her voice. 4/5🌹s My favorite Demi movies are Indecent Proposal and Ghost.

HOTPock3tt Demi!! 🤗 1w
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Over the Top | Jonathan Van Ness
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Yes, JVN is Over the Top! But he is genuine and charming and funny and positive. I appreciate his desire to help others. His discussion on HIV was a concise and understandable update on current treatment and prognosis. He does talk about his mom‘s love and support when he was struggling with self-destructive behaviors-She sounds like superwoman to me!

I have tickets to see him when he‘s in #Detroit next month. Can‘t wait 😬! 4/5🤩s

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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I‘ve read and listened to this book many times. It was time to revisit it again. The 2011 version of the movie is my favorite, and now I picture these actors when I read. #myfavoritebook 5/5❤️s always.

zezeki Love the book and love the 2011 version! 😄 3w
Jenken1998 It's one of my favorites ❤ 3w
intothehallofbooks LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Both the book and this movie!! 😍😍😍 3w
sprainedbrain Love love love! ❤️ 3w
HOTPock3tt I still haven‘t watched the movie!! 😪 @Wife @sprainedbrain 1w
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I almost always google author pics when I read books, and post a fair number of them in my reviews on Litsy. The title caught my eye and I listened. Witty and relatable. I must warn you ⚠️⚠️⚠️ Brittany has NO filter, so expect some explicit storytelling. 2/5😮s

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The Lost Letter: A Novel | Jillian Cantor
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After my last NF read, I needed a return to my favorite genre-Historical Fiction. A quick read with likable characters. A couple gentle love story lines. A swap gift from @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks Misty!❤️ 3/5💌s

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ I was just thinking about you earlier!! I hope you are doing great! I‘ve got to write you 💌📬 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly I love that basket! 1mo
Wife @Clare-Dragonfly Thanks 🌹 1mo
Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘m doing well. I‘ve got to write to you too!🌹 1mo
megnews I‘m enjoying this one right now too. 1mo
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The author says that you could cry for a hundred lifetimes and not be able to cry for all the 500,000+ victims of the Rwandan Genocide. So many people died in the span of about 3 1/2 months. I‘ve listened to her story, but will never be able to imagine what it was like for them. 4/5😢

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This book has been on my TBR since I was 12! I had read Mrs. Mike (❤️) and thought it would be similar. Based on a true story of a teacher in the mining community of Chicken Alaska in the 20‘s. It has a pioneer feel and a forbidden (at the time) romance. I looked up Anne Hobbs online and she adopted many children. Also there are tours of her school house in Chicken Alaska. Don‘t let my 2/5❄️s rating scare you, I just wanted more.

Bookzombie This is one of my favorite books, but I first read it in middle school. I'm going to look for Mrs. Mike. I hadn't heard of it before. 🙂 2mo
Kimberlone My grandmother gave this book to me and my sister when we were kids but somehow I never got around to reading it....someday I‘ll have to check it out! 2mo
Bowietrek I first read Mrs Mike when I was in fifth grade and loved it. Now I want to read it again. 2mo
BookNAround I loved Mrs. Mike! There‘s a sequel to it that I haven‘t read but have. I think it centers on Oh Be Joyful‘s daughter. 1mo
Wife @BookNAround I read it years ago, and it was ok, but didn‘t love ❤️ it like MM. I also found the 1949 movie 🎥! But it was a dud, although a must see for those of us enchanted by the book. 1mo
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#LMPBC #groupQ @laurenslibrary @Bookwormjillk (I still can‘t tag Stacy_31😕)

I don‘t want to send out any spoilers for my group. This was a book that I would never have read, but glad I did. I learned about a time and place and people that I knew nothing about. Thanks Lauren. I will try to get this in the mail today, but latest will be Tuesday because of the holiday. 2/5⭐️s

laurenslibrary I still haven't received the book I was supposed to receive for August. 2mo
Wife @laurenslibrary @Bookwormjillk Oh no! Did you get my book Jill? I still have the tracking receipt from the PO. I haven‘t been able to tag @Stacy_31 when I‘ve posted. I hope everyone is still participating. I‘ll wait for responses before mailing Lauren‘s book. 2mo
Bookwormjillk I got your book and mailed mine to Stacy last month. Finishing up Maid this weekend and will mail Tuesday. 2mo
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This baby was kidnapped (the day after he was born) from his mother‘s arms by a woman impersonating a nurse. The author was abandoned as a toddler and presented to the parents of kidnapped baby by the FBI. They raised him as their own, but he always felt “alien”. What a mystery! DNA 🧬 to the rescue and Paul found some of his biological kin. And the mystery deepens...I had to google his blog to see if there have been more developments. 3/5🧬s

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I‘m surprised how much I liked this audiobook. I had to speed it up to 1.2x and the bit that explains why the writer didn‘t read his own words was dreadful, but it is an amazing autobiography. Motivating and inspiring words, especially in the epilogue. I‘m actually interested in looking into his work on Spider-Man and Superman (comics and GNs are not my thing). The family background is as interesting as any novel. 4/5⭐️s

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Three Women | Lisa Taddeo
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I stumbled onto this book on Scribd and it was mesmerizing. The author is a master of simile in describing the feelings of the women. So intimate and sometimes somewhat clinical, I felt like a voyeur. While circumstances will be different, I bet most women will relate. I do wish that each story was told separately, I found the alternating stories distracting. I‘m almost tempted to read it in print to have time to relish the words. 4/5 🌹s

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#LMPBC I got this book from @Kelican17 who got it from @irre and I chose it to send to 3 more Littens. Don‘t you ❤️ how the Litsy 🌎 goes around? It‘s an honest portrayal of life as a member of the working poor. Good story and thought provoking. 3/5 🧹s. Sending it out to @Bookwormjillk today. I got my next Group Q selection from @laurenslibrary today (Thanks 🌹). I can‘t tag Stacy for some reason 🤔. @suvata

Bookwormjillk Sweet! I finished my book over the weekend and will be sending it Friday. Looking forward to reading this one. 3mo
irre Nice!! 3mo
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2 Wives down & 4 to go! Not sure I should have started this series before all the books have been released. It‘s binge-worthy and I don‘t want to stop! This is a great take on AB! Some parts were slow, but those correspond with times when life was on hold for AB (when she and Henry VIII were awaiting a decision on The Great Matter). I‘ve been listening to podcasts about her and even found some Boleyn perfume. You can say that I‘m immersed! 4/5👑s

Birdsong28 Don't forget the EBooks in between!!! 📚📖 3mo
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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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I started this one with 5 yr-old #Sassafras but found that there were too many harsh voices and unkind words. So I finished it on my own. Kate Winslet‘s performance was impressive. I liked it. 3/5 ⭐️s.

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It took me awhile to get through this. I must say that if I ever had a romantic notion to dabble in farm life (yes), this book killed it. Listening made me tired, let alone doing the chores that I was hearing about. 2/5 🐓s

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The Moth | Catherine Burns
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Excellent! Not one uninteresting story. @Kelican17 and I went to a live performance a couple years ago. If there is a show in your area, I highly recommend that you check it out. I bought this for bedtime reading since the stories are only 4-5 pages long, but I ended up binge reading! My favorite story is about Mother Teresa‘s doctor. I‘m going to seek out other Moth collections. 4.5/5🎤s

Kelican17 @Wife i‘ve never read The Moth stories. Compare them to listening to them live/on the radio. Still as good? I feel like it would be missing the emotions of the storytellers. 4mo
Wife @Kelican17 I think listening would be a better experience and I think you could search NPR for the stories. I like that the best are collected in one place. Were you the one that told me about the story of the home health aide that took care of a KKK member? That one is in this book. I‘ll send it to you Sassafras Express to see what you think. 4mo
Kelican17 @Wife yes, that was me. There was also a story about some high ranking, tough guy military dude and his young son playing golf. I had to pull over to the side of the road because i was laughing too hard and couldn‘t see to drive. 😂😋 4mo
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Very reminiscent of Brain on Fire, a neuroscientist has brain tumors that lead to physical deficits and behavioral changes. She recovers, remembers all of it, and writes her experiences. Fascinating to me that she remained very physically active throughout her illness, even during radiation and chemo treatments. 3/5🧠s

Kelican17 @wife we should really start keeping track of books we both love. It would be a short list 😂 4mo
Wife @Kelican17 Did that family not exercise, hike, ski, swim, run, marathon, Ironman excessively? And she made dinner every night. And when working, biked 20 miles one way. How did they find time? WTH?🤨 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♀️⛷⛷🏊‍♂️🏊‍♂️ 4mo
Kelican17 @Wife i have no idea. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
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Indigo Girl | Natasha Boyd
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Our last book for this round. Time flies! A fast paced and easy to pick up read. I found some of the content a little far-fetched for the 1700s, but fiction will be that way 😏. Great picks from @suvata @Laughterhp and @litenthusiast Thanks for the awesome bookmark that was sent with this book! 2/5💙s

Laughterhp Just wanted to let you know that I still have your book! I‘m slowly reading it and enjoying it, but if you need it back I can send it out to you! Sorry! I‘m always really slow getting to the last read I don‘t know why! 3mo
Wife Take your time and enjoy 🌹 3mo
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Great True Crime! I really liked this one! Who knew that a book about stolen feathers and the obsession of fly tying (for fly fishing) could be so interesting! It covers the history of the commercial trade in feathers too. I recommend the audiobook!🎧 4/5🦜s

Sorry for all the “catch-up” posts today. I‘ve been semi-unplugged for a few weeks. I also want to thank all the #litsylove and #jb for the lovely birthday cards. Replies in progress. 💌❤️💌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday sweet friend!! 💗💗💗💗 4mo
Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you Misty🌹 4mo
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A warts-and-all description of life on a farm. If I ever entertained the notion of having a farm, this is the book that would talk me out of it. Way too much work and heart-break 💔 for me. I enjoy reading about people that have very different experiences and lives. 3/5🐑s

BarbaraTheBibliophage My cousin started a sheep farm when she “retired.” It is so hard! The lambs are adorable, but they don‘t all survive. Which is horrible. 4mo
Wife @BarbaraTheBibliophage It all sounds so charming, until the work never ends and the animals die. Not for me. 😢 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Wife Yeah, I def couldn‘t do it. Might pick this book up though, just to know more. 4mo
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The 1st problem with this book is that I cannot remember the title! I can look at it and 2.5 seconds later, I blank on it🙄. I liked the main characters, but the story jumped around a bit (a lot), and was unnecessarily gruesome at times. It was an impulse purchase when shopping with @Kelican17 Since it is a so-so for me, she‘ll probably love it. We are generally polar-book-opposites. 1/5🦖s

Here‘s a Pic of what I call my “dinosaur” hostas.

DivineDiana Love the Hostas! I have that same problem at times! 🙂 4mo
Kimberlone Maybe I‘m just very literal but I prefer book titles that actually reference what the book is about or something that happens in the book 4mo
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Megabat | Anna Humphrey
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#Sassafras and I found a new kids series that we really like. Mega Bat inadvertently hitched a ride in a papaya crate to Canada 🇨🇦. He loves watching Star Wars and has a pigeon girlfriend. The second book is Mega Bat and Fancy Cat. A solid 3/5🦇s !

LauraJ Gotta love a good sequel! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💙💙💙 4mo
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I have a fascination with the English Monarchy, so my plan is to read the NF account as I read the 6 Tudor Queens series. I didn‘t know that Henry VIII had questioned the validity of his marriage prior to meeting Ann Boleyn. I‘m pretty impressed with KofA! She really held tight to her marriage to make sure that her daughter Mary‘s legitimacy was preserved. 3/5👑s

Kimberlone I‘ve read Weirs book on Elizabeth I, which was very informative but readable. Enjoy her book on all the wives! 4mo
Birdsong28 If you are reading this series make sure you check out the e-books that go in between each book. 📚📖 4mo
Wife @Birdsong28 😮How do I access the e-books? Are they very long? I‘m not a fan of screen-reading, but I don‘t want to miss any content. Thanks for the tip🌹 4mo
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Itchyfeetreader At this point I will pitch one of my all time favourites ! It‘s chunky but I think worth it! 4mo
Wife @Itchyfeetreader On my TBR already! It sounds so good! Thanks for reminding me🌹 4mo
Birdsong28 @Wife You can get them from Amazon. They aren't very long takes about 15-30 mins to read 4mo
Birdsong28 @wife The tagged book is before Katherine of Aragon 4mo
Birdsong28 @Wife The tagged book is before Jane Seymour. You need to read the tagged book then The Chateau of Briis : A lesson in love then Jane Seymour 4mo
Birdsong28 @wife The tagged book is before Anne of Cleeves. You need to read the tagged book then The Unhappiest woman in Christendom then Anne of Cleeves. 4mo
Birdsong28 @wife The tagged book before Katherine Parr. You need to read the tagged book then The Curse of the Hungerfords then Katherine Parr 4mo
Birdsong28 Sorry for spamming you but there are quite a few between each book. And I wanted to show the order that they were in and the books I haven't tagged are also the e-books but I can only tag one book. @Wife 4mo
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#lmpbc #GroupQ I found a couple options for our group. Let me know if you have interest in either. I‘m leaning towards Maid myself. I have other options if neither of these work.

BTW I just had to post a pic of the rainbow 🌈 blanket binding my grandson picked out for me to repair my favorite, but fraying comforter. I kind of like the way it turned out!

JacqMac I love a good rainbow. He did well. 4mo
Bookwormjillk I have Maid on my TBR so that gets my vote. Love the blanket! 4mo
Stacy_31 The blanket is beautiful! I have read Maid, but wouldn‘t mind a re-read if that‘s what the rest of you choose. 😊😊 4mo
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Catsandbooks Love the blanket!! 😍🌈 4mo
Wife @JacqMac @Bookwormjillk @Stacy_31 @Catsandbooks Thank you 😊🌈🌈🌈🌈‘s to all of you! 4mo
laurenslibrary Either is fine with me, but Maid is on my TBR so its my first choice! 4mo
Wife @Bookwormjillk @Stacy_31 @laurenslibrary Maid it is! Thanks Stacy for being willing to do a reread. 🧽🚽🧹🧺 4mo
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A brilliant man with a brilliant mother...this book isn‘t written in prose, but almost sounds like it when read by the author. I‘m drawn to memoirs and this one is unlike anything I‘ve read before. Addiction, eating disorder, absent father, absent mother, loving grandmother, discipline, lack of discipline, racism, persistence, education, relationships, and honest feelings about all of it. 4/5⭐️s #BFC

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Yangsze Choo writes a wonderful historical novel and then reads it in a mesmerizing audiobook performance. A solid 3/5⭐️s. I highly recommend The Ghost Bride written and read by the same author. #BFC

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I read this with #Sassafras (a reread for me). When I took a break, he told me that he was going to read ahead, but that he wouldn‘t “spoil it” for me. We are planning to watch the movie soon. The little Madam Alexander dolls are from McDonald‘s happy meals years ago. 4/5🌈s

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#BFC @wanderinglynn One print book complete. One audiobook in progress. Spring Cleaning 🧹🧽🧺 instead of walks or yoga, but actually it‘s been more motivating. Tracking all my food and eating according to plan. I‘m feeling good. 🌹

Stacy_31 Spring cleaning is a chore in itself- definitely counts as a workout! Way to go! 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5mo
BookwormAHN Nice job. Spring cleaning was my exercise today too 👏🏻 5mo
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Jerdencon Nice job! 👏🏻 5mo
Laughterhp Nice job! 👏🏻 5mo
LapReader I wish I was motivated to clean. Great job. Perhaps someone can start a challenge for that. 5mo
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Pioneer Girl | Bich Minh Nguyen
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#StackAttack2019 #BFC This is a #DollarTree find from a couple years ago. Very creative!!! A young woman from a Vietnamese family has a connection to the Little House on the Prairie. Lee read the books as a child and realizes that a gift left for her grandfather in Vietnam is connected to “Rose” and is mentioned in one of the Little House books! She tracks down clues and finds a life of her own along the way. A solid 3/5🏠s. Cover love too!😍

Megabooks Dollar Tree is so awesome for books! 5mo
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#BFC @wanderinglynn #DayOne I‘m not planning on counting points, my prizes will be better health and interacting with my Litsy friends who are participating. Great timing for this because I just finished a Whole30 yesterday and it will keep me disciplined as I reintroduce some foods. Goals: Track food daily,64 oz water/ day, walk outside on days off work, 3 yoga poses/day, & 4 print/2 audiobooks. We will finish on my birthday! Fitbit name: wife21

dariazeoli May we all feel balanced! 🤞 5mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 5mo
Megabooks Love your goals! I‘m not keeping track of points either. 5mo
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Wife @dariazeoli @wanderinglynn @Megabooks Thanks for the encouraging words 🌹🌹🌹 5mo
Amandajoy I like your 3 yoga poses a day goal. I miss yoga but just haven‘t had time to make it to a class, I‘m going to try that method. 5mo
Kaye Good for you ! I‘m glad you signed up. I‘m not doing points either. 😊 5mo
LapReader I would go mad if it wasn‘t for yoga. I hope it brings you as much peace as it does me xo 5mo
Wife @Amandajoy I know nothing about yoga other than a handful of classes sporadically taken. This is going to be the most challenging for me. Corpse pose is my favorite 😉 (edited) 5mo
Wife @Kaye we‘re the “point-free” ladies! 🌹 (edited) 5mo
Wife @LapReader Thanks, I hope so too!🌹 5mo
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No Exit: A Novel | Taylor Adams
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@suvata @litenthusiast Hi Group J! For some reason, Litsy won‘t let me tag Mikala😕. I finished this one and will mail it this week. It was a fast, suspenseful read. It isn‘t something I would usually read...I get scared easily. I won‘t say more, so I don‘t spoil it for Kelli. 2/5😱s

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So what do you do when a book is not in the database??? I‘m thrilled that Scribd has started “originals”. The reader, Kevin Charlie, did an excellent Harper Lee and a baritone bad guy. Harper Lee had some plans to write about this Southern Preacher/serial killer who would “Preach on Sunday and kill on Monday”. Really good read from the author of The Man in the Rockefeller Suit. @Kaye I think you would like this. A solid 3/5☠️s

Kaye Thanks for the heads up ! I haven‘t heard of this book, although I knew she went to a southern town many years ago in which a murder happened and she was supposedly thinking of writing a book on the story but she apparently never wrote it ( or it has never surfaced yet ). There‘s another coming out about it this week too . I‘ll keep an eye peeled for this. I read another by that author that was very good. (edited) 6mo
Clare-Dragonfly You can submit a book to be added to Litsy: https://www.librarything.com/litsy_addbook_manual.php 6mo
Wife @fandom_hellspawn99 I saw that you stacked this. Just wanted to point out that I had to tag a different book because the one I read isn‘t in the database. I hope you read it and enjoy. I highly recommend the audiobook. 6mo
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Wife @Clare-Dragonfly I will take a look at this link. Thanks for sending it to me. I had not run into this problem before. 🌹 6mo
Wife @Kaye Oooo! What is the title of the other book book about this serial killer? Do you have Scribd? I think the reader really created an atmosphere with the many voices and accents. 🌹 6mo
Kaye The other book comes out tomorrow. It‘s about the same case. 6mo
Kaye I searched all over for the book you mentioned and the only place that had it is Scribd. I was a member a few years ago ( I think 2015 ) , so I signed back up and got the 30 days free. Downloaded the audiobook and been listening all morning. It‘s very good. I‘ll have it done soon, as it‘s short. Review to come then. Thanks for the tag or this one would‘ve slipped right by me. 😊 6mo
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The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir | Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
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This is one I‘ve wanted to read for awhile. The combo of a memoir and true crime was intriguing. It was engaging and well written. My takeaway question is WHAT WERE THE PARENTS THINKING??? I‘m baffled 😕 3/5⭐️s. Trigger warnings⚠️

Wife @WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi Emily, I saw that you stacked this and would be happy to send you my copy (if you are in the US). I don‘t keep most books due to storage limitations. Let me know if you‘re interested and I‘ll give you my email. 🌹 6mo
WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi Vickie! I really appreciate the thought! I think I'm going to have to pass on this one though, I also have low storage and I'm a tad bit overwhelmed with the number of books I have going/on my TBR list at the moment. 6mo
Wife @WorldsOkayestStepMom I totally understand 🌹 6mo
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I did like this book, but I had trouble focusing on the audiobook. I had to keep backing it up when my mind wandered. I liked the fairy tale feel and may finish the trilogy in print. 3/5❄️s

Cortg I bailed on the audio bit want to give the physical book a try! 6mo
Wife @Cortg I didn‘t know if it was me, timing, or the audio...but I‘m feeling the hard copy would have worked better for me. 6mo
Bookish.SAM Hmm... I read this in print and really liked it. Have the second queued up in audio. Maybe I‘ll rethink that. Some books just don‘t work as audio 🤷🏻‍♀️ 6mo
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Paper Moon | Joe David Brown
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Paper Moon is a favorite movie and for some reason I like to read about The Depression. @Kaye sent me this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually like the differences between movie and book...both are good! A solid 3/5 🌙s. Thanks Julie!

Kaye Glad you enjoyed it. It‘s a favorite . ♥️ 6mo
Wife @Olivia306 Hi. I saw that you stacked this. I‘d be happy to send you my copy if you are in the USA. I don‘t keep most books due to lack of storage. If interested, my email is bumblebee21 at Comcast.net 6mo
Olivia306 @Wife That‘s very kind, thank you very much. However, unfortunately, I‘m in the UK. 😞 But thank you very much for the generous offer. 6mo
Wife Oh, sorry. It‘s just that international postage is so expensive. 🌹 6mo
Olivia306 Don‘t worry about it. I completely understand. 😊 6mo
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I‘ve had this on my TBR for awhile and finally ran across a copy at #Bookbug in Kalamazoo. The Michigan connection is what sparked my interest, but this memoir knocked my socks off! So good! Molly‘s upbringing with a bank robber for a father, being a child of an incarcerated parent, the love of her mentally ill mother, sisters split between parents, and more. #MittenLitten #OneSittingRead A solid 4/5💔s

Wife @Stacy_31 Hi 👋🏻! I saw that you stacked this one and remember that you have Michigan connections. I‘d be happy to send you my copy. Is your address the same as @Trashcanman? Let me know if you‘re interested. #MittenLitten 6mo
Stacy_31 Hi! That's so sweet of you. I'd love it. ❤️❤️ And yes, my address is the same as his. 😊. Thank you! 6mo
Wife You‘re welcome 🌹 6mo
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I picked this up used at a library sale. Let‘s start with the good points: pages that look like parchment, portraits of the Ks&Qs, and calligraphy-like headings. Nice visuals. However, though I‘m sure the snippets of info are rooted in truth, it reads like a sensationalized tabloid. I ❤️ to read accounts of the English Monarchy in particular and this did not satisfy. I‘m not going to pan it. It may spark an interest in history for someone. 2/5👑s

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Lab Girl | Hope Jahren
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A very in-depth memoir of an unusual, an unconventional life. Beautifully read by the author. Soothing parts, tense parts, educational parts...all vivid and engaging. I recommend the audiobook. Reminiscent of H is for Hawk. A solid 4/5🌱s

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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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#LMPBC @suvata @litenthusiast @Laughterhp I finished the second book in our group. No detailed review to avoid spoilers, but I was engaged for the first part and then it seemed to slow way down. I think the targeted YA audience may have had more patience for the pacing than I did. A generous 2/5 🏹s I will have it in the mail to you Kelli early next week.

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I‘m a big fan of the very positive (and popular) show Queer Eye on Netflix. I happened upon Karamo‘s book on Scribed. I‘ll never pan an author‘s memoir, but I felt like this was a “just the facts” book that was devoid of feeling. I‘m not sure 🤔 if the book was rushed because of the start of the new season. He has had an eventful life that includes abuse and addiction, and tells how he worked through life issues. Uplifting and encouraging. 3/5👁s

RebL I enjoyed the first group of QE, but I‘m near tears with each episode of the new QE. Also, I get what you‘re saying about memoirs that are just the facts. I thought basically the same thing about John Taylor‘s. Like, wow, all that living and no feelings about it? 6mo
Wife @RebL I cry 😢 every episode! I‘m glad I‘m not the only one 🌹 6mo
Jerdencon @RebL huge Duran Duran fan here and I have a signed copy of the book but can‘t get myself to read it (for years now!) because I‘m afraid of that. And not really digging this group of QE guys too much. 6mo
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Eye Candy | Jessica Lemmon
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Wouldn‘t this be an awesome reading chair? I don‘t have room for a new chair (or the budget for that matter). I‘m not really the sparkly, flashy type, but this chair spoke to me. 😍😍😍😍😍

SW-T Looks comfy 🙂 7mo
mrsmarch I am worried about my butt wearing off the pretty shinyness. 💁🏼‍♀️ 7mo
Wife @mrsmarch My solution to that would be to continually sit in the chair, and then wear patterns would not be noticeable. 😉 7mo
RadicalReader Beautiful chair 7mo
Hollie Wow! 7mo
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#StackAttack2019 Let‘s just say FINALLY... I did love 💛 it! And it makes me want to watch the BBC series and the movie again. 5/5💛s of course. @HOTPock3tt @CrowCAH @BookNAround

CrowCAH Woohoo yay sooo glad you LOVE it 🥰 7mo
BookNAround Yay!!! 7mo
HOTPock3tt @Wife OMg soo glad to hear that you loved it!!! 🎉♥️ I was actually considering rereading it. AGAIN!! 🤣lol 7mo
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I‘m going to give an #unpopularopinion. Lisa See is one of my favorite authors and I have loved everything of hers until this book. I just couldn‘t engage with the characters or the story. The detailed life of a haenyeo is interesting and shows that See did a lot of research. However, beyond that, it just wasn‘t for me. I‘ll give a 3/5🐚s so-so.

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Just Checking | Emily Colas
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@suvata Just double checking that we are mailing in order of the email. @Laughterhp @litenthusiast My book is ready to send out, but I‘ll wait to hear from Suellen. 🌹

Wife I saw that you answered the question while I was posting, which person do I mail to. I was going by email? @suvata 7mo
Laughterhp I sent mine to @litenthusiast - it should hopefully be going out today or tomorrow. 7mo
Wife @Laughterhp That corresponds to the email, because you would be 4 mailing to 1 @litenthusiast 7mo
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The Velvet Hours | Alyson Richman
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#LMPBC #GroupJ Just finished and am not going to review other than to give 3/5⭐️s so that I don‘t spoil it for the rest of the group. I‘m happy to have another read accomplished for my #StackAttack2019. This will be in the mail in the next couple days.

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Halloweenies | Dan Fiorella
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Hey #JB and #LitsyLove. Check out the stamps that are coming this Fall! 🖤🎃🖤

litenthusiast These are awesome! I will definitely need to buy some. 7mo
LauraJ Me too! I‘ll use them year round! 💀 7mo
Wife @LauraJ I have Halloween 🎃 stuff up all year (just a handful of things)🖤 7mo
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wanderinglynn Those are awesome! 🎃 7mo
robinb Nice! 🧡🖤🧡🖤 7mo
tammysue How neat! 🖤🎃 7mo
JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 7mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love 🖤🖤🖤 7mo
tracey38 Those are amazing! 7mo
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A quick read that I found for $1 at a thrift store. I watched the first couple seasons of Rehab Addict on TV and really enjoyed them. We cancelled cable a few years ago, so I missed the rest of the show. I‘ll check to see if they‘re on YouTube 🤔 Anyway, you never know what‘s going on in someone‘s life from outward appearances. Nicole tells about some of her life lessons. BTW, I wish I had a fraction of her energy. 3/5🔨s

Suelizbeth I love Rehab Addict. I‘ll have to look for this book. I laughed at your rating it 3/5 🔨 7mo
Wife @Suelizbeth Hey. If you are in the U.S., I would be happy to send you my copy of this book. My email is bumblebee21 at comcast.net if you are interested. Tag me if you email, I‘ve had a couple problems with getting emails lately. I‘ll give you an alternate email address if it doesn‘t work. 🌹 7mo
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I treated myself to this “novel in pictures”. A fun read and palate cleanser. Full of photos of ephemera of the 1920s in scrapbook format. Perfect for someone who‘s over-tired and under-the-weather (me 🤒🤧😴), doesn‘t require much focus, and can be finished in one sitting. 3/5✂️s

Velvetfur That sounds right up my street! I'm going to seek it out, thanks for your great review 👍 8mo
megnews I enjoyed this recently too as well as her similar book 8mo
Reviewsbylola I liked this one a lot! 8mo
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SaturnDoo I read this a few years ago and it still remains a favorite ❤❤❤ 7mo
RadicalReader May you have lots of luck with wonderful beautiful books this year and always 7mo
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I can‘t imagine being in this mother‘s shoes. How painful it must have been to write about her feelings of guilt, shame, and grief. She fully acknowledges Dylan‘s crimes. The most frightening thing is that her son was the typical “moody at times” teen. She didn‘t discover that he was severely depressed/suicidal until after the tragedy. She talks about her current work with suicide prevention. It will be 20 years since Columbine this April. 🖤

Lovesbooks87 I can't imagine either. I read her book after reading Columbine. Wondering how she didn't see the signs and this book gave me so many answers. Absolutely heartbreaking! 8mo
Wife @Lovesbooks87 I know! 💔And even if you‘ve got a handle on what‘s going on with your own kids, their classmates could be dangerous. So frightening. 8mo
Ericalambbrown I heard her on Fresh Air. It was such a good interview. I think she‘s really brave to put herself out there to talk about this. I found it so valuable to hear her story. 💔 8mo
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Wife @Ericalambbrown I will have to see if I can pull that interview up. Also, I just read that she did a TED talk. So I will look for that too. 8mo
Wife @Ericalambbrown Thank you 🌹 8mo
Ericalambbrown @Wife you‘re welcome! 8mo
Tamra So sad. 8mo
AmyG I read this and felt she could have been any of us. Do we really know everything going on in our children‘s lives? She seemed like a good Mom...like any of us believe we are. I will never forget her story. I can‘t imagine living in her shoes. 8mo
Wife @AmyG Totally agree with you! 8mo
Reviewsbylola It‘s scary how Dylan could be anyone‘s kid. I really feel for Sue Klebold. 8mo
EmilyM I have this and Columbine on my TBR--I keep putting them off because it is such a hard situation for me. I live about an hour from Columbine, and it happened my first year of teaching. It shook me to my core when it happened. I can't believe it has been 20 years. 7mo
kspenmoll Agree with you all; so glad I read this book. Honest & heartbreaking. And very very brave. @EmilyM @Reviewsbylola @Wife @AmyG @Tamra @Ericalambbrown @Lovesbooks87 7mo
RadicalReader I really was informed when watching the movie for Columbine as well. Rented it from my local library called Columbine Understanding Why 7mo
Suet624 I‘ll always remember this book. 7mo
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This surprise from @StephanieGeiser came in the mail last week. Not what I imagined and the letter writing project that the author started doesn‘t appear until very late in the book. However, it is a slow, very melancholy journey through depression and loneliness. Many lovely metaphors. A search for God and purpose in life. Many mentions of God, but no over bearing religious content. I really enjoyed it. Check out her TED talk & website. 3/5💌s

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