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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I loved this. I can see why some call it a book lovers book. It had me guessing right to the end. And I still have one unanswered question. I enjoyed listening to this one as I find English accents quite lovely.

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Current pile in progress, not counting two others on my kindle. It's weird that I have some memory deficit, and yet can read many books at once and keep them all straight.

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Gideon the Ninth | Tamsyn Muir
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Seems like a good book to read in October. While I normally love protective sleeves, this makes it hard to get a good photo of this amazing cover.

saresmoore This is a perfect October read. 3w
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Keeping Bees | John Vivian
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Couldn't resist this find at my local book store. Not planning on keeping bees, but I figured it might also have some interesting and potentially helpful bee info. Plus, it could come in handy should an apocalypse befall us.

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Stern Men: A Novel | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I loved this one. The writing and the story both. It takes place off the coast of Rockland Maine, which is the next town over from me so I admit I had some bias since I've visited the islands it was based on. (The names were changed but I knew!) She got a lot of details right. This cover is stupid though and doesn't go with the story at all. A plain lobster boat would have been a better choice.

AmyG Thanks for posting this. I love her books and hd never heard of this. 3w
bookishbitch @AmyG Happy to help! 😊 3w
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This book needs to be taught in every history class in this country. I thought I had an idea of the atrocities perpetuated against our indigenous people. It turns out my knowledge was only a tip of the iceberg. It has changed my view in so many ways. It was an uncomfortable read, but I believe important. This one will stay with me forever.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I just found out there is a Little Free Library near me! This makes me so happy!

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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I've just started this and am already in love.

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I picked up my next book club read. I have a week to read it. It looks excellent though.

Chelsibno I loved reading this book! I learned so many facts that I‘d never heard before. 1mo
bookishbitch @Chelsibno Glad to hear that! 1mo
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Eggs | Jerry Spinelli
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Mehso-so

Cute book about friendship. It meanders a bit but overall I liked it.

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So dark and sooo twisted. The artwork is absolutely phenomenal. I read my libraries copy but I just might have to buy my own now, it was that good.

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Bookish mail! I love this company, called Out of print, but the material on this shirt is much thinner than the other shirts I have from them. I hope this isn't a new trend. I mean 30 bucks for a shirt is pricey. So it would be better if it would last more than a few months washing. I do love the company in general. This is the relaxed fit version which does fit great.

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Mehso-so

I listened to this on cd in my car. Parts of it were lovely, and parts were heartbreaking. It just didn't always keep my attention well. As lyrical as some of the writing was, other parts felt rambling to me. I had moments considering not finishing it. Excuse the photo. I forgot to take a picture before I donated it to my local library. I did appreciate the ending where it told what happened to most of the major characters.

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Untitled | Unknown
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I have officially touched every book in my house. These two bookcases were previously in the hall. I decided they must be moved so I can actually see, and enjoy my library. That meant taking every single one off the shelves, and then putting them all back once moved. It was an ideal time to purge as well. Not seen is another bookcase still in the hall and a table with my Harry Potter collection. My body hates me right now. It was worth it though.

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I had a blast at the concert. He put on a fantastic show. I took the book on the off chance I could get it signed. And yes I waved it around like the book nerd I am. I know he saw me. A roadie told me later he isn't much for autographs. The book is interesting and surprisingly well written. The ending was definitely not predictable. It may be the only book I've ever read where a man's woody is a major character. So don't say you weren't warned.

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This has been a hard book for me to get into but it has gems sprinkled throughout. This one resonated with me today.

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The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
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Signs I might have a book buying problem: I have book 1 but haven't read it yet. I do not own book 2. BUT LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL THIS COVER IS!!! #thestruggleisreal

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Another one seen, then purchased, because of the beautiful cover. It also sounds quite interesting.

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A book club read. I found this to be told and written well. Sometimes a story makes you grateful for the life you have. This is one of those times. Sadly many of these stories about health issues don't have a tidy ending, because the issues are ongoing. Also sad are how many ways the health care system can fail you. I look forward to chatting about this one in book club.

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Ok fine, I'm glad I finished it. The writing was good but I disliked so many of the characters. (I am glad that this version had Jacob's lines translated into the footnotes. His speech was tough to decipher.) I think Heathcliff is the absolute worst. The ending changed nothing for me in that regard. I'm looking forward to my buddy chat about it. #notalovestory

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This was the last book I gave my grandmother. We had her memorial today. It was a celebration of a life well lived. She was 96 years old and was a woman of great faith. She worked hard for her community in many ways. One of them was making quilts for babies that she donated to the Barbara Bush children's hospital. She was also a book lover. I will miss her madly but am glad she is at peace now.

Dragonfairykats I am sorry for your loss. 💗 2mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I'm not quite halfway through this and I hate everyone. If I wasn't doing this as a buddy read I don't know if I would continue. Why are so many classics abysmal reads?

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I liked it and would read more, though some of it was predictable.

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The author took a job in Iceland in 2009 after the country's banks collapsed. (Unrelated to her reasons.) The look at life there was interesting and yet most of it felt incomplete to me. It got better near the end. I do hope to go to Iceland someday and do a horse trek.

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Overall I enjoyed it. I did hate the ending of the last story however.

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I cried multiple times. It was fantastic. I think this author is a genius.

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Our next book club pick.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Milestone moment: Celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary with my fabulous husband. He likes to roll his eyes about my book collection (cough cough hoard) and yet buys me gift certificates to my favorite book store. He is a keeper for sure. #happilyeverafter

tpixie Happy Anniversary!! 3mo
Lady_Tigana_20 Happy anniversary to you both! 🎉🎉🎉 3mo
TrishB Happy anniversary 🎉🎉 3mo
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tpixie ♥️ 3mo
JoScho Yay!!! 3mo
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The problem with getting new books is that my tbr soon pile gets rearranged constantly.

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Ayesha at Last | Uzma Jalaluddin
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When book club is held in a book store and you have no will power. Well played book store, well played.

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Dogs at War | Clayton G. Going
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A new "old" book for my collection. I will have to get one of those plastic covers to protect what's left of the dust jacket. Bonus is that the author is from Maine. (My home state.)

Moony It's and interessting but also sad theme. I read a bit about in a museum. 3mo
bookishbitch @Moony I agree. I have a few books about military dogs in my collection. As a dog trainer it facinates me. As a person who is not a fan of war I find them incredibly sad. 3mo
iread2much Yes, it is extremely sad, especially how the military treats the dogs, like tools, not live animals with emotional needs 3mo
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Still enjoying this series. Just heard they are doing these as a movie. I look forward to seeing it. There is already displeasure in some social media circles from people not happy Thor is a woman. Or not happy with the actress. And my favorite, this isn't what the original myths portrayed. As if any of the Marvel movies have stayed true to the myths. They should have a disclaimer of "Loosely based on" for all their movies. I'm still in.

MCYmermaid Also in for Thor in non-dude incarnations as well as best-known. 3mo
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Meh. The cover grabbed me but the story was just ok. Maybe it was just because it wasn't what I expected.

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Himself: A Novel | Jess Kidd
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I literally bought this because I love the cover. Does anyone else do this?

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Beartown: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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Another day, another book sale. I guess I should stop saying I'm not buying any more books. Because clearly I am. In my defence it was another library book sale so at least it was for a good cause. #resistanceisfutile

CherylRussell #resistanceisfutile 🤣 Know you are not alone. I‘ve given up saying the same thing. 📚📚 3mo
bookishbitch @CherylRussell I'm in the very best company! 3mo
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Have you ever read a book and then wanted the whole damn world to read it? This is one of them. There was so much good information, story telling and venting that even the parts I didn't relate to were compelling. While her specific condition might not apply to all, the parts about the health care system certainly does. And I'm sure every one of us, for those lucky enough not to live with chronic pain, knows someone who does. Cont. In comments....

bookishbitch I thought the author presented her story very well while also providing potentially helpful medical information to others in similar situations. Chronic pain is no joke and as someone who deals with my own issues I found she did a great job conveying some of the frustrations that come with them. I am grateful for the things my body can do though. Not everyone is so lucky. Seriously, check this book out. 3mo
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Search for WondLa | Tony DiTerlizzi
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I loved this one! It went in directions I wasn't expecting which was exciting. It wasn't exactly a cliffhanger but it did say it was the end of book 1. It turns out to be the first in a trilogy. I did not know that going in. I will probably seek out the others eventually. It does have some dark bits so might not be good for young children. (Depending on the child of course.)

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Year of the unicorn | Andre Norton
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I am a sucker for a cool old sci-fi cover.

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My recent booksale haul. I would have gotten more but this is me controlling myself.

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Animal Selfies | Charlie Ellis
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Selfies sans makeup? No problem. I never wear makeup. I've hit that age of I don't GAF. It's quite freeing really. I admit Hakaur does have better hair than me though.

Meghan1 Is he your horse? I love to ride! 3mo
bookishbitch @Meghan1 I have been leasing him for the past 2 years. He is an Icelandic horse. I've also been taking dressage lessons and loving it! 3mo
Meghan1 @bookishbitch he is awesome! I do hunter/jumpers and just take a lesson once a week right now, but I used to have a horse. It is the best thing in the world!! 3mo
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bookishbitch @Meghan1 Jumping looks fun! I agree, it really is! 3mo
Soubhiville Aw, fun photo! 3mo
Moony Yeah cool photo! I love to ride, too. 🙂 3mo
bookishbitch @Moony Yay for Listy riders! 3mo
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Book sale score! I bought others as well. Photo to be shared when hubby isn't around to see them. 😉

Readage Orchids are my favorite flower!! 3mo
bookishbitch @Readage I am terrible with plants but was gifted one. Now I have to keep it alive! 3mo
Readage @bookishbitch Good luck; I had one several years ago but it didn‘t last. They are tricky plants to nurture 3mo
bookishbitch @Readage I am finding that out. 3mo
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Today was beautiful. So I read outside in my pajamas while Kiki watched the traffic go by. (And waited for a chippie to wander into her yard.) So far this book is excellent.

iread2much Aww, such a cutie! 3mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Thanks! I think so too. 😊 3mo
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Inter-library loan to the rescue. My orchid had to be cut back. 😔 The good news is I think I can get it to rebloom after reading this. I'll probably even buy a copy too, to make sure I stay on the right track. One thing I learned is that most orchids don't bloom until they are 5 years old. So any orchid you see in a greenhouse or store has been cared for for quite a while already. Wow! And don't use ice cubes to water them. It is a big myth.

erank58 Best of luck! Hopefully it'll bounce back 🌸🌺 4mo
Moony Oh I love orchids, too! 4mo
bookishbitch @Moony I am terrible with plants but this was a gift. They are beautiful for sure. 4mo
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hello hello books | Rockland, ME (Bookstore)
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I kept seeing this book at my favorite local indie bookstore and was tempted. Finally I decided the reason it was still there was that it was waiting for me.

TrishB You‘re definitely right 👍🏻 4mo
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I really loved this. It has parts that are the same as the original, and parts that are very different. It is much darker but done well and I thought more realistic because of it. I would definately read more by this author.

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Flowers in the Attic | V C Andrews
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I read so MANY of these as a teen. And the weird part is that my 7th grade teacher is the one who told the whole class that Flowers in the attic was a great book. I find that a little bizarre now. (Seen in a box of free books. I left them behind.)

SharonAlger I was the same as a teen. I‘m definitely not as into them, now. 4mo
bookishbitch @SharonAlger Have you seen the ads for the V.C.Andrews movies they are now making? I forget what station. 4mo
SharonAlger @bookishbitch I haven‘t! 3mo
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I'm 38 % through and bailing. Not because it isn't good, the writing is poetic actually, it is just making me feel melancholy as hell. So maybe I'll get back to it someday, but I just can't right now.

Bookwomble Nostalgic books about childhood often get me that way, too 💗 4mo
bookishbitch @Bookwomble Glad to hear I'm not alone. 4mo
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Maybe reading this right before bed wasn't my smartest move. Creepy old house, a murder, with ghosts and other ethereal beings. Perfect dreamtime fodder right? I liked it and will read more of the series. Apparently I'm in a graphic novel phase which isn't a bad thing. Joe Hill rarely disappoints.

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Jim Henson's the Dark Crystal Volume 1: Creation Myths | Jim Henson, Brian Froud, Brian Holguin
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Snagged at my local library. I loved it. Great art and story telling. I'm very excited for the new movie coming out. I just need to re-watch the original to prepare.

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The Search for WondLa | Tony DiTerlizzi
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I loved the Spiderwick Chronicles. Just started this one and I'm already intrigued.

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