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The Evening Hero | Marie Myung-Ok Lee
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I was drawn to this book by the Korean characters and history. I fell in love with the main character right away. We get insight into his thoughts and feelings, and he‘s so endearing. There were a few pop culture references scattered throughout which were well done. Some of the historical elements were devastating, but the book was redeeming overall. Recommend! 4/5 ⭐️ Received an egalley from NetGalley. Thanks to the publisher Simon & Schuster!

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Cat Out of Hell | Lynne Truss
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Book haul from my trip to Bermuda and visit to the local indie the Bermuda Book Store 🇧🇲

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t love this book. Heard about it from The Currently Reading podcast. I don‘t read a lot of middle grade so I wanted to give this a try. Borrowed the digital copy from my library.

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Devotion of Suspect X | Keigo Higashino
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Vacation reading on a cruise ship. Perfect time for me to read mysteries and thrillers. This one came recommended by The Currently Reading podcast. Quite an interesting read. I liked all the characters and found the plot compelling. I read on kindle and it had a sample chapter of another book at the end so my percent read was misleading which affected the pacing of the ending for me. Lesson learned. 4/5 ⭐️

Ncostell That‘s one of my favorite podcasts. I end up stacking more and more books on my TBR list after listening to them! 1mo
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Excellent book! I picked this one up on recommendation from The Currently Reading podcast and was not disappointed. 5⭐️

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Blue Nights | Joan Didion
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I wanted more of Joan Didion‘s writing about her husband and daughter so I borrowed this one from the library. It was quite good. I enjoy Didion‘s writing. 4⭐️

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Mehso-so

Glad to be done with this book. Obviously not as good as the original and wayyyy too long. Scarlett is annoying for a good portion of the book. I did not need all her inner thoughts on every event in the book. Some plot points don‘t get resolved which is just unacceptable for a book of this length.

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Such a great collection of essays! Highly recommend. I listened to the book on audio which was ready by Glory Edim. It includes a long list of additional book recommendations which I really appreciated. 5⭐️

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Sad and beautiful. A few parts were too literary for me with obscure references. But, I don‘t think people talk about the reality of death and grief enough. This book explores it deeply and superficially. Feelings and day to day life. Recommend, 4⭐️

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This is an excellent work of non-fiction highlighting a little known, or at least rarely discussed, part of workplace and feminist history. The mix of historical events and the individuals profiled in this book were fascinating. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in workplace history, unions, airline history, feminism and unsung heroes of the past. Thank you to Doubleday for the ARC! 📚 Out 4/19/2022!

fredthemoose This sounds great. If you haven‘t already read it, it sounds like you might enjoy Come Fly the World! 3mo
caitlin.reads.books @fredthemoose ooh, that does sound like another one I‘d like! Added to my TBR. Thanks for the recommendation! 3mo
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I read this book last year for bookclub and really enjoyed it! It was also infuriating to read about how Elizabeth Packard and so many other women were treated by their husbands, the medical establishment and the law during this time period. The book looks intimidating in length, but it read quickly. Highly recommend!

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Finished this bookclub pick this morning. Such a great read. I‘ve never thought much about the mothers of these Civil Rights leaders which is exactly why the world needs this book. I enjoyed reading about their life stories and how they influenced their sons. Highly recommend. 5⭐️

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J Maas
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Mehso-so

Finished and I just didn‘t get all the fuss. I‘m really not interested in reading any further in the series. It was just ok to me. 3⭐️

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Hench | Natalie Zina Walschots
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I‘m looking forward to reading this book after it came recommended by An Unlikely Story on their Indie Press List from the Currently Reading podcast! The thank you card was a nice touch 😊 #currentlyreadingpodcast #indiepresslist #indiebookstore

Ncostell That‘s one of my favorite podcasts. I just joined their Patreon community and am enjoying the bonus content. 4mo
caitlin.reads.books @Ncostell yes! I‘m a Patreon subscriber too. They have so much great content and I‘ve added lots of books to my TBR from listening to them! 4mo
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This book was so good! Such a beautiful and tragic story, full of darkness but also love. I will definitely keep reading this series. 5⭐️

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Finished this one back in December. It was my bookclub pick for Q4. I really enjoyed The Alice Network and wanted to read another by Kate Quinn. This one could‘ve been shorter, but overall I enjoyed reading it. The story was compelling and the parts about the Soviet women pilots in the war were quite good. If you like historical fiction, this is a good one.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J Maas
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Started this series for an escape. My mom had surgery earlier this week (planned, everything went well) and I‘m her primary caregiver during her first seven days of recovery. I wanted something to distract me and Kendra The Lazy Genius loves this series so we will see how this works out!

i.besteph Sending all the love to your mom. I hope she gets well soon ♥️ 5mo
caitlin.reads.books @I.be.Stef thank you so much! ❤️ 5mo
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Started this one today for a February #bookclub ❤️

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Must Love Books | Shauna Robinson
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Picked up this book on a whim in an airport bookstore and read it while traveling. It was a fun book to start and had a lot of depth as it progressed. I liked the ending being more open-ended than wrapped in a bow. 4⭐️
TW: discussion of suicide

BookBabe Sounds good! 👌🏻 5mo
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Evening reading with decaf coffee tonight. About 15% in to The Great Stewardess Rebellion and enjoying the details about the start of the EEOC. Interested to see where this all goes. #NetGalley #TheGreatStewardessRebellion

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This was such a great book!! 🧡💙 I‘ve been reading several books about books and publishing so I finally picked this one up. I had borrowed it from my mom over a year ago. I read it in two days. It made me laugh out loud a few times and had a lot of depth as well. 5⭐️ and one I could see myself re-reading (and I‘m not much of a re-reader).

britt_brooke I love Abbi Waxman! 5mo
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Started this #NetGalley ARC last night. As an HR professional, woman, and avid traveler, I‘m highly interested in this book! I don‘t remember hearing anything about stewardess working conditions and how they changed them so I expect to learn a lot. Thank you to Doubleday for the ARC. Pub date is 4/19/2022 ✈️ #TheGreatStewardessRebellion

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Must Love Books | Shauna Robinson
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Started reading my impulse book purchase from the airport. The cover and title got me! 📚🧡 It‘s a fun little book so far, we will see where it goes.

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Who is Maud Dixon? | Alexandra Andrews
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I heard so much about this one, I decided to pick it up. Quite an interesting story with some unexpected twists and turns. The end happened fast, but otherwise I really enjoyed this one! 4⭐️

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Picked up a new copy of Practical Magic today with a black cat on the cover 🖤 Found among the stacks at The Last Bookstore in LA ✨

vonnie862 It's an awesome bookstore! 5mo
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Finished Little Women for a book club last month. Had such a great discussion. I definitely thought I‘d read this as a young adult, but I‘m fairly certain I had only watched the movie version 🙊 I‘m glad I read this, but it was dense. The poems and newsletter, I could have done without. Overall 4⭐️

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All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Finished this novella in one evening. So good! Will definitely be reading book two in the series although I didn‘t like it enough to purchase the rest. Will likely request from my library. #scifi #fiction #novella #murderbot

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Mehso-so

So glad to be done with this book. I was reading it for three weeks, but it felt like three months. There were a few interesting concepts, but it was a struggle for me to really get through the whole book. I finished since it‘s for a book club (that already passed 😂). 3⭐️

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I finished this one recently and found it very interesting! I‘m fascinated by cults like so many people and this book really gave me a lot to think about. So much of cultish language is everywhere! Must read for anyone interested in cults and how they have so much influence over people. 4⭐️

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I read this one for a book club with one of my favorite Podcasters/ Patreon creators - Laura Tremaine of the 10 Things To Tell You podcast. There were lots of great tips and the writing style was easy to read. Some of it seemed too basic, but overall I enjoyed it. 3.5 ⭐️

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My latest book purchases from an indie bookstore. Excited to dive into both of these books! #supportindependentbookstores

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Finished Mary Roach‘s new book while I was at the beach. It was great of course! Anything she writes, I will read. Her snarky jokes are the best 😂

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Beach reading yesterday and today 🐆

Megabooks Great book! 9mo
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Finished this book on vacation and wow, it was packed with information. I‘m ready to dive even further into the topic of Christian Reconstructionists now. I‘ll also be reading the author‘s other published book about women in leadership roles in Christian churches. #nonfiction #vacation #beachread

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Beach reading 🌊 Learning about Reconstructionists and the influence they‘ve had on culture, politics, schooling, etc. Fascinating, but dense reading. The beach setting makes it even better.

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Finished this book at the beach a few weeks ago. Perfect place to read mermaid horror! The beginning dragged a bit, once we got to the action, it was interesting, but the end felt abrupt. Overall 3.5 ⭐️ for me. #horror #fiction #sciencefiction #mermaidhorror

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Incredible. I really enjoyed the mix of memoir and policy discussions. Lots of inspiration mixed in. 5⭐️
“I‘ve learned, through history and experience, that not all progress is gradual or linear. Sometimes it simply goes from one plateau to another. Sometimes we fall back tragically. Sometimes we leap forward…I believe that our job is to provide the force propulsion that will get us to a higher plane.”

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Morning read at the beach. Coffee close by. A good nights rest last night. Time with my best friend. #perfection #nonfiction #beachread #vacation #labordayweekend

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Very interesting book of poetry! I don‘t read a lot of poetry, but follow Kate Baer on Instagram so decided to give this book a try. Loved the final section of poems and the final Author‘s Note and Acknowledgments - so clever! 4⭐️

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One of the best nonfiction books I‘ve read so far this year. I already gave a copy to a friend who was laid off from a job and she was able to apply what she learned to her job search and interviews to obtain a new job. I‘ve been following Laurie since I was a new HR professional over a decade ago when I found her blog and thought-finally, someone speaking the truth out here! Her insight and advice is inspiring. She‘s grounded, real and funny. 5⭐️

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Misery | Stephen King
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Wow. This book was so good! Propulsive, but a slow build too. Once I started reading, I didn‘t want to put it down. I‘m making my way through a variety of Stephen King books and this is my favorite so far, for sure. Even though I haven‘t seen the movie yet, I pictured Kathy Bates as Annie Wilkes the whole time I was reading it. Great thriller. 5⭐️

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This book was very interesting especially after I spent time in Wyoming this summer on a fossil dig! So much to learn about the dinosaurs and the author presented it in mostly laymen‘s terms that was easily digestible. I did feel as though the author mentioned his friends a little too much throughout. #nonfiction #science #paleontology

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Finished this one a few days ago. It was quite unusual, but I enjoyed it! Had to know how it would end and stayed up late to finish it. I could have continued reading about the main character for much longer. 4⭐️

Reviewsbylola I liked this one too. 11mo
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Currently reading…from a private railcar that will be traveling from Chicago to New York. So exciting!

Oryx Oh wow 11mo
PhyllisH Sounds like fun🚞📚. 11mo
Leftcoastzen Train car is awesome 11mo
Cathythoughts Fabulous! Great picture 11mo
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Wow! This short story now published as a stand-alone novella was great! I read it in one sitting last night. King‘s writing here was so different than in Carrie. I look forward to continue reading his books this summer and fall! 5⭐️

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Carrie | Stephen King
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Finished reading this before work this morning. Stephen King‘s first published novel. Some of the writing was dated of course, but overall this book was different than I expected. His style of providing character thoughts within the narrative took me a little getting used to. By the end, I was hooked and invested in this story. 4⭐️

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One of the books I‘m currently reading. It‘s so interesting!

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Found a cool used book and music store while visiting family in Fort Collins, CO! I picked up the tagged book and put several others on my TBR. I only have a little extra room in my suitcase so I can‘t stock up on books like I usually would at a used bookstore!

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 11mo
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I heard about this book from Laura Tremaine‘s podcast 10 Things To Tell You. I then entered a goodreads giveaway for it and won! This book was so good! I really related to the main character, Wren, who went on a real journey after losing her best friend. The author put into words so much about how loss can affect different people, especially when it‘s the death of a famous figure. Loved the dark humor sprinkled throughout. Highly recommend! 5⭐️

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Currently reading on my Kindle 📘