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Yenya1954

Yenya1954

Joined October 2016

Good books are always awaiting another reader and an adventure!
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Yenya1954
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I love Jodi Picoult's novels. They always touch my heart. I would say it was a story of life and death in so many senses. The main characters had flaws, they were judged and judges. They were weak and strong. I will read this again in the future. Jodi's books will always have a home on my bookcases.

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A history of the small community I grew up in. Lots of interesting facts along with maps. This book will remain on my bookshelves for research in my personal family history.

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Panpan

This novel was a disappointment. The book needed much more proofreading and a good editor. I was really glad I didn't waste money on it. I would not suggest wasting time reading it.

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I good novel with lots of action. The story kept my attention. It was hard to put the book down.
If you like "real life crime" stories I think you would like this. The ending left a bit to be desired as we never found out why the killer was committing the crimes.

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I loved Ove! He was grumpy old man whose wife had passed away a few months before the novel began. The reader would have loved Sonja because she was a very kind and gentle. I loved them both for who they were and who they became!
Ove was stubborn and liked to follow routines. He was who he was and he had not intention of changing for anyone. He certainly is the grumpiest man I've ever loved! I recommend this book.

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Wow, this book was always on the move. This novel certainly could have been shown in the TV episodes of Criminal Minds. I enjoyed reading it and will look for the other books in the series.

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The Chemist | Stephenie Meyer
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A novel full of adventure. Stephanie Meyers did a great job keeping the reader on edge and ready to discover what would happen next! The main characters were full of interest and personality. I really enjoyed this story.

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This novel takes the reader on a stroll through New York City on New Year's Eve 1984. Lillian has walked these streets all her adult life. The stroll brings forth memories of Lillian's past along the way. The story seemed to become "bogged down" in a few places. I am glad I took the time to read it. In some ways, it made me reflect on the walks I've taken down my own "memory lane."

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Defending Jacob: A Novel | William Landay
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I enjoyed this novel. My husband is a retired ADA and it was quite easy to see the events unfolding as the author described them. From the murder of the 14 year old Ben to Jacob's arrest, to the trial and all the events in between were somewhat predictable. There were twists that I didn't see coming. I will read the other novels by William Landsat as I believe he has a style and flare that will be carried in other stories.

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Saving Abby | Steena Holmes
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This was a love story that filled my senses with happiness, joy, sadness, sorrow, and most of all love. I really enjoyed this novel. I loved the worldly travels of Josh and Claire, the children's stories of adventure.

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Damaged | Lisa Scottoline
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This was a good story about an attorney and her case to help ten year old boy who is dyslexic. The boy suffers abuse at school, his mother died years before and he lives with his grandfather. The grandfather dies. The attorney tries her best to help the boy. The story kept me wondering what the outcome would be. I liked the novel.

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Two by Two | Nicholas Sparks
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This novel had me happy and laughing at times and many tears were shed as well. Nichols Sparks continues to draw the reader into his tales. I felt so many emotions during the hours I was reading. I loved each character in places and felt hurt and disappointment with some at times. London was such a sweet girl. She was lovable and loved by her entire family. If you like love stories and tugs at your heart, this story will take you there.

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The Storyteller | Jodi Picoult
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This may be the best work Jodi Picoult has done to date! I enjoyed the novel very much. The characters were very lifelike and the reader will either love them or hate them. The issues brought forth in the unfolding of the story are those being faced today.

SaraFair So excited cause I found it in the used bookstore today! 3y
SW-T One of my favorite Picoults. 7mo
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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This may be the best work Jodi Picoult has produced to date! If you are a fan, pick this book up today. You will not be disappointed. Ruth Walker is a wonderful character as are her son and her attorney. Each character plays an important time in this novel. Racism is real on so many levels.

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The Guest Room: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I enjoyed this novel about a party for an irresponsible bachelor which goes horribly wrong. The intermingled story has two sex slaves and the guards who watched them being killed at the bachelor party. This novel brings many aspects of the lives of those involved together in a way that keeps the reader's interest as the novel unfolds. I recommend reading this story.

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Emily Shepard becomes an orphan and homeless when both her parents are killed when the nuclear power plant in northern Vermont has a meltdown. This novel takes the reader into a lifestyle unknown to the majority of people. Emily's path is difficult and the choices she makes lead her from the Northeast Kingdom to Burlington and back to what she knows best.

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Absolute Power | David Baldacci
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If you enjoy tales of suspense and overwhelming power, this is a must read. I love the way Baldacci is able to keep the reader wondering where the story is going. The characters are interesting and the reader either likes them or has no problem finding them contemptible. I have not found a story from Baldacci I haven't enjoyed.

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The Storyteller | Jodi Picoult
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The story had me crying and anticipating the next steps. I felt terror at the events in Poland. The holocaust scenes tugged at my heartstrings. The horrors of history were interwoven into the lives of the characters. I didn't want the story to end. If you are a fan of Ms Picoult's writings, you will find this a difficult book to put down. I find it difficult to say I enjoyed the book, yet, I loved it.

Soubhiville I haven't gotten to this one yet, but it's sitting on my shelf waiting for me, and I'm looking forward to it!! 3y
Dragon Enjoyed this book , it certainly made me think . 3y
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The Joyous Season | Patrick Dennis
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This story is told by a ten year old boy. His family consists of a younger sister and his parents. They reside in New York City. The parents are headed for divorce. When you add the other family members you have tale that has plenty of things to chuckle about.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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This novel held images of what pure terror looks like. To imagine such a horrible situation in which one person is held a prisoner is one of true nightmares. For those looking for darkness possible in humans, this might be one to read.

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If you struggle to find good healthy foods worth eating consider trying these recipes! Sugar free and mostly gluten free recipes make healthy foods taste really good.

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I love this lifestyle plan! This book written by two sisters helps people learn how to eat to become as healthy as possible. Weight loss is one of the benefits one can expect to see if they follow the plan. I found myself following the suggestion of separating food fuels and discovered pounds and inches falling off my body. This lifestyle change has allowed me to become a happy and healthy person!

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Exit, Pursued by a Bear | E.K. Johnston
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The topic of rape makes it something everyone should understand. This book should help kids understand how rape affects the victim. I would recommend it to all teenaged kids.

Bette So well done. 👍❤️ 3y
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Dirty Blonde | Lisa Scottoline
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This story was a good story. I enjoyed getting acquainted with each of the characters. Each character kept me wanting to find out what was going to happen.

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I love the Stephanie Plum stories! They are fun to read. The characters are colorful and fun. Stephanie and her cohorts always find things to get into. The stories are light reading and I love the dialogue.

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This true story broke my heart. The story needs to be read and discussed in order to make sure history does not allow this to happen again!

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Mehso-so

I read Blue Heaven and found it to be a bit different. The way the characters interacted was interesting. The talking with those who had died was unusual in my mind. The story line kept me wondering in this "who done it " story.

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This story from John Grisham is an author whose stories bring court room drama. Gray Mountain is not my favorite novel of his. I did find all the information about coal industry interesting. This book had some difficulty keeping my attention so it took me weeks to finish reading it. Nevertheless, I really like John Grisham and I will continue to read his novels.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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This was my introduction into the lives of hobbits. Tolkien has an enchanting way of bringing characters to life. I will always carry Bilbo with me. If you haven't read this classic fantasy, you have been missing a great novel! For more than forty years, I have read and reread this book with great respect for the tales of Tolkien!

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True Blue | David Baldacci
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This fast paced police drama was able to keep me reading. David Baldacci has always been able to keep my attention. I would recommend this book.

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I rad this book on the hopes of understanding my oldest grandson a bit more. My now 23 year old has been diagnosed for more than 15 years. I am pleased to say this book did help me find more understanding in this condition. I would recommend reading this story.

Laura317 My nephew is on the spectrum. It's a lonely place for some of these kids. 😢 3y
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Dear John | Nicholas Sparks
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Dear John was a book that touched my heart. I have a grandson with Asperger's. I found my heart reaching out to John's father as he dealt with his struggles dealing with other individuals. The story line took the characters on a journey. I have enjoyed all The books written by Nicholas Sparks. The content of his book didn't disappoint me.

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Sugar Cookie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Joanne Fluke's stories are light and a nice break from deeper works. The books are "fluff" reading. I often pull one from my shelves when I needs light read. The recipes sound delicious, if you eat sugary sweet treats.

LauraBrook These are great fluff books! 🍪 3y
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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The tale continues...the characters continue to draw me in. I have a deep need to follow them to find out how they fare. I looking forward to book three.

LauraBrook Welcome to Litsy! 💚📚💚 3y
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Yenya1954
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A good read with interesting characters. The tale brings levels of fantasy to life. An author I hope continues to engross me for many years to come.

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These books have been read over and over during the past 44 years. Once read, the love for hobbits, dwarves, goblins, elves and a magical journey began. I'll reassess these many more times in my life.

LiteraryinLititz Welcome to Litsy! 3y
becausetrains Glad you're here! 3y
Lindy I admire dedicated re-readers. On the rare occasions when I reread a novel, I experience the richness it brings, but there are always new books waiting, and they call me, and I forgo the pleasures of rereading. I was 13 when I read LOTR and loved it. I even created my own Elvish dictionary. 😀 3y
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