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Heartbreaking for sure. He gives a lot of information about so much relating to mental health issues. The history of asylums, psychiatry, psychiatry denouncers, the pharmaceutical industry, how drugs work in the brain. Plus he shares the story of each of his afflicted sons. I also learned that this country ends up spending more jailing those with mental illness than it would cost to treat our people, most of who are homeless. So very sad.

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I cannot believe I had no idea these books existed! They are only available as ebooks but still. Of course I bought them all and they are next in my kindle queue tbr.

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Daughter of Regals & Other Tales | Stephen R. Donaldson
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I tried to tag the bookstore but for some reason I couldn't figure it out this time. Anyhow, I had cash in my pocket and was near another favorite bookstore today. I clearly cannot be trusted.

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Pickpick

Is it wrong that the word tragicomic is what drew me to this book? I liked it. I think some might find the story sad, but coming from someone who also had an odd relationship with a parent, and childhood, I got where she was coming from. I do admit to not knowing all the classic books referenced in the story.

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A beautiful story of a horrific part of history. It will never make sense to me how some people revel in causing others so much pain. Well told and it had me on the edge of my seat in places.

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I just moved this to my "on deck" tbr pile. I have an idea this will become a bit of a rage read. Register. Resist. Vote. Them. Out!

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hello hello books | Rockland, ME (Bookstore)
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Lucky me found books 1 through 3 at my favorite local bookstore. I've heard great things about this series. Looking forward to digging in.

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Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I am enraged at what is happening in our country right now. Pro-birth isn't the same as pro-life. We have 400,000 kids in our foster care system already. Do we really think banning abortions won't add to that number? Is making an 11 year old CHILD rape victim give birth morally acceptable? Is her life less valuable than the cells in her uterus? WTF Alabama?! I think Jesus would be ashamed. This is not true Christianity. Welcome to Gilead.

FeministBookClub It‘s outrageous, especially considering the majority of Americans believe abortion should be legal and safe. 1w
JoScho It makes me sick. 1w
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My son had this shipped to me for mother's day. He is currently stationed overseas but never forgets me. 😊 Now I need to read this book.

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A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
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I let my sister borrow my copy. I'm really looking forward to reading this after seeing the show so far. I just have too many books ahead of this in my tbr pile. I've heard the book is better. (And I'm not surprised since that seems to be the norm with book adaptations.)

tpixie What media/channel is the show on? 2w
bookishbitch @tpixie We've been watching it on amc. BBC America and Amazon also have it. 2w
tpixie @bookishbitch thanks!! 2w
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I read this a few years ago. I think this is an important read given our current situation. I don't have all the answers, but this sheds light on some of the issues we (our government/our businesses) have created.

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Rainy days are perfect for books and tea.

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Mr. Mercedes: A Novel | Stephen King
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Thanks to my local library I can "read" in the car. I like this narrator so far.

JoScho I love this trilogy! 2w
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For only $3.00 I couldn't pass it up. #resistancewasfutile

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I love his quirky book immersed stories. I'm sad some kindle books don't have better covers.

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My daughter was gifted this version. We believe it's Danish. I love this cover.

Moony Danish? It's the new german version. 3w
bookishbitch @Moony Thank you. That's what I originally though but the website on the back of it was in Denmark so my husband made assumptions. 😊 3w
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The Dress | Kate Kerrigan
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I spied this dress on the oscars and was very interested in the style so I took a photo of it on the tv. My daughter then tracked one down online and surprised me. I had no idea it was obtainable. I was looking for something to wear to a fancy restaurant for my 25th wedding anniversary. I rarely wear dresses but I am in love with this one and I will wear this every chance I get. This was at my appointment to get it hemmed today. #shortgirlproblems

JoScho It is beautiful and you look amazing! 💙 3w
glitterkitty459 Wow!! 😍 3w
Puredragonstar Beautiful!!! 😍😍😍 3w
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TheReadingMermaid Holy moly! WOW!!!!! 💥💣💥 3w
Mynameisacolour 🤩🤩🤩 Stunning! 3w
saresmoore What a fantastic story! 3w
Clwojick Oh goodness! this is a beautiful dress, and you look absolutely stunning. Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. 💓 3w
iread2much It is so beautiful! And congrats on your anniversary 3w
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"Unless that mad one is a gift of God made flesh." I'm already finding this book so sad. This part I found ironic, given how many of todays "Christians" treat the mentally ill.

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Happy Independent Bookstore Day!

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Bailedbailed

The premise is good. I love Boston and I married an Irishman police officer so I thought this would be a nice read for me. The characters haven't made me want to know more about them, and the amount of Catholic church worship throughout is a turn off for me. It was touted as a Boston version of Downton Abbey but I wasn't seeing it.

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I picked up a library book for my buddy read. I once saw a Robert Deniro movie called Everybody's Fine. They were not fine. I hope this is not the same kind of fine.

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My Dancing White Horses | Alois Podhajsky
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Bailedbailed

It started strong. I'm only bailing because I just can't do all the history right now. Plus some of it is a repeat of the info from another book I read called The Perfect Horse. The photos are excellent and I'm sure I will pick it back up eventually.

iread2much The author of the perfect horse should have cited this book more from what I understand 1mo
bookishbitch @iread2much I can definately see why. 1mo
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The writing is absolutely sublime. Heartbreak and exhilaration. Good and evil. An amazing look at one boys journey into manhood. Plus I learned some of Africa's history along the way. It did take me a while to read because I wanted to really digest it as I went. I found it totally worth the time.

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Hounded | Kevin Hearne
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Finished this morning with a little help from my old girl Jenny. This was an excellent read! I really loved the wit in this book. And I also loved the relationship with Oberon, his wolfhound. The writing is well done and I enjoyed his mythology. I look forward to reading more in this series. (This did not end in a cliffhanger for anyone curious.)

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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I've already read this but couldn't resist checking this out when I saw it. He has one of the best voices in my opinion.

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Arrows of the Queen | Mercedes Lackey
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How have I never read her before? This sounds like everything I would have loved back in the day. Looking forward to digging in. Also, thanks eBay.

rretzler I‘ve never read any of her books either. Sounds like I may need to pick one up. 1mo
iread2much She‘s one of my favorites! I reread her books all the time. I suggest reading them in publication order, not the time line. Continuity is not her strongest skill... 1mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Good to know. Thanks for the tip! 1mo
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Hounded | Kevin Hearne
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Because I bought book 2 recently I had to get book 1 to start the series. I just can't purposely start a series on a following book. Anyone else?

Lindy I don‘t mind starting mid-series, but book 2 is often the weakest. 2mo
bookishbitch @Lindy I had not heard that before. And I just finished a series where book 2 was the best of them. Interesting to hear though! 2mo
Lindy @bookishbitch I shouldn‘t generalize. There‘s a name for it, however: second book syndrome. https://writersedit.com/fiction-writing/6-ways-to-avoid-second-book-syndrome/ 2mo
bookishbitch @Lindy I wonder how many second books weren't originally planned by the author, when writing book 1, and maybe that's why they fell flat? 2mo
Lindy @bookishbitch That‘s a good question. 2mo
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Lunch break got a lot more comfortable with the new bench cushions.

Moony Wonderful Bookmark. Such a cool idea! 2mo
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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales | Margaret Atwood
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I don't agree that all the stories were wicked, but I'm not sure what that says about me. Normally I love every thing she writes, but a couple of these were a miss for me. It was still worth the read though.

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No Man Can Tame | Miranda Honfleur
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This ended up being way better than I expected. Great world building, solid plot, kick ass women characters, pretty good writing. Aside from the annoyances in the beginning I mentioned previously it all came together. No cliffhanger at the end either. I'm not a fan of this title though. Currently only 99 cents on the kindle. And I found it through fb ads so I guess they do work! Book 2 is a different story/same world.

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I don't really do concerts. Too many people, generally too loud, we live in the boonies so they mean traveling. However Rick Springfield is coming to a small outdoor venue near me this summer and my husband got me tickets. I'm pretty excited about it. As is the friend I invited. I hope this book is good. Either way I'm bringing it with me in case there is a chance for a meet and greet.

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No Man Can Tame | Miranda Honfleur
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Are you kidding me? Dear aspiring authors, don't do this. It's bad enough there are Italian words the humans use scattered throughout that I have to look up, but making the dark elf dialogue this complicated is just ridiculous. Aside from these issues the story is good so far.

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Panpan

It wasn't all bad. The plot was mostly good until the end. Some of the writing was decent and quite funny. Unfortunately there were sentences missing words and parts of the story were just impossible. And I know that sounds ironic given the subject. When I checked reviews online I found all 4 and 5 stars. However I suspect they were from friends of the author. Parts of this could make a fantastic b rated horror movie. It was a 99 cent deal.

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Book 4 of the series. I know not everyone likes this one but I enjoyed it. It was much shorter than the others though. Book 2 will likely always be my favorite however. When I got to the end there was a snippet of the next book. So now I have to wait. I hate waiting. #whyidontreadseries #bookishproblems

Bookgirl I‘m reading this right now! Nothing will beat ACOMAF 2mo
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Vent: One of my jobs is as a veterinary receptionist. Today a client berated my co-worker over the phone & then proceeded to post very negative comments about the interaction on our fb page. Of course her version of events wasn't even close to reality. Thankfully her own posts are pretty ridiculous but not everyone on fb is good at critical thinking. It is frustrating. This is the only part of the job I hate. People. (This is Jenny, my pug.)

CBee We run a pet sitting and dog walking business and honestly, sometimes the worst part of it is dealing with PEOPLE! 😬 Why is that little cutie pug wearing a cone? Poor love.... (edited) 2mo
bookishbitch @CBee She had a pesky growth removed recently. Stitches come out tomorrow thankfully. 95% of my job is great. Especially since I changed hospitals. My old boss was just awful. I'm so glad my new boss backed my co-worker. He knew the clients version wasn't true. It's a great feeling when bad behavior by a client doesn't get rewarded. Treating receptionists crappy just because you don't get your way isn't cool! 2mo
CBee @bookishbitch how old is she? I adore pugs. We‘ve had that happen a handful of times - one story vs another one - turns out the client was most definitely in the wrong. And you know, sometimes you just have to “fire” clients! Mean people stink and we‘re at a point where we can be more choosy. 2mo
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bookishbitch @CBee She is 13. She has a few health issues but is very sweet. We adopted her from Pug Rescue of New England when she was about 1. This client got fired today. And it takes a lot before that happens in the veterinary field. He had issues with them before and this was the proverbial straw. 2mo
CBee @bookishbitch I love older doggies. So sweet. And I completely understand! Been there, done that 🙌🏻 2mo
Stacypatrice Jenny 💛🐶💛🐶 2mo
iread2much People are the worst! That‘s why adorable doggies are so very precious. Your pug is super cute 2mo
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An unexpected afternoon off and my inter-library loan has arrived. Yes please.

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The Complete Chow Chow | L. J. Kip Kopatch
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Happy National Puppy Day!

vivastory Is this your puppy? If so, it's adorable! 2mo
bookishbitch @vivastory Yes, this is my smooth coated chow chow Kiki when she was a puppy. She is 3 now. 2mo
iread2much Awwww, so cute!! 2mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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If anyone else out there is annoyed by hard to remove stickers on books, I have had good luck with this product. I've used it on many soft covers with no issues. And depending on the dust jacket material it can work on those as well. It does have a strong citrus scent when using if smells negatively affect you.

JinxMoon Don't know if it is available worldwide but there is a kind of oil called WD40, that works great too! 2mo
bookishbitch Thanks for the tip @MirisBooks ! 2mo
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My Dancing White Horses | Alois Podhajsky
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Remembering what his summer coat looks like. #throwbackthursday

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I am hoping to read this one soon. I just watched "To walk invisible" on Amazon (originally on PBS) and it was fantastic. It is about the 3 Brontë sisters and tells the story of how and why they became authors. Based on their own original letters.

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bookishbitch
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I found this to be a quick and fun read. I was looking for something new for my inmate trainers and I think this fits the bill well. It includes stories that show that even professional trainers struggle with their own dogs at times. She was also one of the first people to work with Tia Torres before Tia got her Pit bulls and Parolees tv show. I don't read many dog books anymore (due to burn out) but I enjoyed this one.

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I really love this.

booklahoma It has always confounded me that so many people have extensive educations but have never truly learned how to think. 2mo
bookishbitch @booklahoma It makes one worry for the human race at times. 2mo
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The Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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It's interesting that this book has multiple covers with slightly different titles. I digress. The story was good and the writing was mostly ok. However the scenes preceding the main characters romantic interludes were all so cringy! It made me wonder if the author had bad relationships. Not ideal because it pulled me out of the story. I've read some of her other books and don't remember this experience, but I was also a younger reader then.

iread2much I had a similar experience when I went back to reread the dragon riders of pern... 2mo
bookishbitch @iread2much I haven't read any of those. Good to know though. 2mo
iread2much @bookishbitch it was sad, those where some of the first fantasy books I ever read. And they had a female main character, which is great, but defiantly written in a different era... 2mo
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The Complete Persepolis | Marjane Satrapi
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I really enjoyed this and learned a lot along the way. I think it would be a great book for world history classes. (The book info says this ends at age 14 but she was actually 24.) I highly recommend this book.

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Oh for fuck sake! I JUST SAID I wasn't going to buy any more damn books!! #fail Looks good though.

iread2much You simply can not go wrong with buying this book...it‘s one of the only series with a male main character that I read 2mo
bookishbitch @iread2much Good to know! 2mo
iread2much @bookishbitch I hope you like it! 2mo
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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales | Margaret Atwood
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The tbr pile on the right has been sitting there since spring. Somehow I keep buying more books, hence the tbr pile on the left. This doesn't include any of my books in progress. I really need to start #readingmyowndamnbooks

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I really love this series. The writing allows you to get truly lost in the story. I love and sometimes hate the twists. It has a lot of heart. The world building is fantastic. I rarely read a series but I plan on re-reading this one.

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The Crystal Singer | Anne McCaffrey
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Sorry this is a photo off the internet. The kindle version cover is just a title page. I thought this was a re-read from my teen days, however the deeper I get the more I realize it isn't. I'm pretty sure I read book 2 in the trilogy, Killashandra, instead. Which might explain why I liked it better back then. So far I do not like the main character. And some of the interactions she has with men are cringe inducing. Book 2 was better as I recall.

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Happiness is getting out of work early and having the next book in your series ready and waiting for you.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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This version had a letter from his son Brian at the end with some interesting info about the book and his father. This was a re-read for me. I would love to discuss this with my teen self who read the trilogy. Now there are even more books in the series. I am looking forward to seeing what they do with the new movie. It was certainly a ground breaking book for its time. (1965.) Overall I found it very interesting.