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cdreincarnate

Joined February 2017

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This book is so good! I‘m going to have to sit with it for a while to decide how I feel about it, but I can‘t deny that the author makes some excellent points, and the book is so well written! I love all the wordsmithing and etymological lessons in this book! And I love the concept of using magic in place of the Industrial Revolution.

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Pickpick

This book is so good! It‘s full of excellent advice about answering your audience‘s questions on your website. I just wish it would have talked more about SEO strategy, especially given the title.

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Panpan

I‘m so glad I‘m done with this crap. I wouldn‘t have finished if it hadn‘t been for the fact that I got an ARC. I still would have bailed if it hadn‘t been so short.

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Project Hail Mary | Andy Weir
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I had heard this was a bit of a sophomore slump, but I‘m so glad I listened to it anyway! I enjoyed listening to this every bit as much as I enjoyed reading The Martian. It certainly made housework much more fun!

CSeydel I think Artemis was his sophomore slump and PHM was a home run! 14mo
cdreincarnate @CSeydel I haven‘t read Artemis, but I agree he knocked it out of the park with this one. 14mo
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Washington: A Life | Ron Chernow
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You guys, I finally finished this doorstop of a book! It only took me 4 years!

SamAnne I‘m on the same timeline…. 14mo
Texreader Yay!!! 14mo
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This book doesn‘t have much of a plot. It‘s more of an exploration of what it was like to be a gay black man working in the service industry in the 1920s. Turns out it was pretty rough, but it had its bright spots.

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Pickpick

Handley clearly has an understanding of at least the basics of SEO, but this book focuses on the writing tips that will engage the humans who find your website. It‘s full of excellent advice and I cannot recommend it enough for anyone looking to improve their writing skills, especially when it comes to content marketing.

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Pickpick

This book was so much fun and it made me want to write every story that‘s living in my head (and apparently the Library of the Unwritten) right now.

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America's First Daughter: A Novel | Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie
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There should be a trigger warning for characters who lose a parent and have to shove their grief aside to care for the remaining parent. It‘s a very specific trigger, but still powerful.

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My Contrary Mary | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This is technically the first book in a new series, but we still got a couple cameos from the stars of “My Lady Jane” and I could not have had more fun listening to this audiobook while getting work done around the house.

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Breaking Badger | Shelly Laurenston
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I‘m so glad I got to hang out with these characters again! I can‘t get over how much fun these books are!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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The Story of Lucy Gault | William Trevor
Mehso-so

I don‘t know what to think of this book. It‘s incredibly sad, and yet didn‘t manage to grip me emotionally. On the whole, I found it pretty forgettable.

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My kind of woman!

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Panpan

This book claims to be updated for 2023, but it‘s clearly not. The only reason I didn‘t bail on this book was so I could get the few evergreen nuggets of wisdom that it contained. If it hadn‘t been such a short book, I never would have finished it.

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I needed a pick-me-up and this book delivered. Loved the banter, both between the couple and the side characters. I also loved the focus on female friendships 💞

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Music, pacts with a devil, LGBTQ characters and storylines, transgalactic travel, and donuts. This book has everything.

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I finally finished this book! I did like it a lot, but not as much as everyone else seems to love it. Definitely recommend the audiobook. Just make sure you finish it before it goes back to the library so you don‘t have to wait a month and a half to finish it, like I did 😓

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Key Lime Pie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Mehso-so

These books continue to be only so-so, but this one was exactly what I needed after having read too much heavy literature. Plus there‘s a recipe for deep-fried candy bars that I think I need to try.

Texreader Even if not so great sometimes a cozy mystery is just what is needed 1y
cdreincarnate @Texreader Yep. That‘s why I keep coming back to this series. 1y
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The Graces | Laure Eve
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I actually wish this book had more magic in it. The author keeps you guessing for most of the book as to whether the Graces can really do magic or if they just go through the motions. That said, the hedging led to a big reveal at the end, which I loved! Definitely going to be reading more in this series!

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Thoroughly enjoyed every one of the 636 pages of this book! It‘s so beautifully written I was even willing to overlook the sexist components.

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The Family Chao | Lan Samantha Chang
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I‘m going to have to sit with this one for a while before determining whether I really liked it. I think I did, but it‘s definitely intense. I‘m going to have to follow it up with something much lighter.

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Fellowship Point: A Novel | Alice Elliott Dark
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I‘m going to have to sit with this book for a while before I can decide how I feel about it, but on the whole, I think I really liked it. The writing is beautiful and I really enjoyed hanging out with these characters.

SamAnne Has been on my TBR since it came out. Thanks for the review! 1y
cdreincarnate @SamAnne Happy to help. If you‘re into audiobooks, I recommend this one. The narrator does a great job. 1y
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Silas Marner | George Eliot
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Mehso-so

George Eliot is normally one of my favorite writers, but I didn‘t care for this one. It felt preachy and condescending. And it was missing the beautiful prose I‘ve come to expect from her writing.

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My Calamity Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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This book is just as much fun as the first two in the series and I cannot wait to read more by these authors!

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City of Miracles | Robert Jackson Bennett
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I don‘t know if I would call this a satisfying conclusion to this series. It‘s definitely bittersweet, but I‘m just glad I got to hang out with these characters again. I‘m so bummed this series is over 😭

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The E-myth Revisited | Michael E. Gerber
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I cannot say enough good things about this book! The setup was very contrived, but I appreciate that Gerber managed to present such excellent information in a way that was engaging, rather than dry and boring. Highly recommend this to anyone thinking about starting their own business.

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Our Dark Duet | Victoria Schwab
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Loved listening to this audiobook every bit as much as I enjoyed reading the first book in this duology. Schwab is a master of her craft.

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Mehso-so

Not even sure how this one ended up in my Kindle library, but it was a decent way to pass the time while outside with my dog. A little conservative for my taste, but a perfectly serviceable cozy mystery.

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Such an adorable romance. If you like Hall‘s other romances, you should definitely check this one out.

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The Uninhabited House | Charlotte Riddell
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Such a good ghost story! And it‘s super short so you can read it in just a few days. Or in one night … if you dare.

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Chosen | Kiersten White
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Had just as much fun with this one as the first book (and the show). I still don‘t get the appeal of Honora for Artemis, but that‘s a minor quibble considering everything else going on in this book. For the most part I really liked the narrator but it bothered me how wrong she got Oz‘s voice.

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This Savage Song | Victoria Schwab
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This book was so much fun to read! I couldn‘t put it down during the exciting climax, and I can‘t wait to read the sequel.

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Mehso-so

The writing was only so-so, and the plot was super predictable and conservative. But the author definitely had a great grasp of the characters, and I loved getting to hang out with them again.

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No One Goes Alone | Erik Larson
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I love the concept of a ghost story in which the characters are trying to either prove or disprove that the house is haunted. The narrator did a fabulous job.

ShyBookOwl His first fiction! Interesting... 2y
cdreincarnate @ShyBookOwl It is. But it weaves in some historical facts and figures in a way that I thought was really interesting. 2y
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Mehso-so

This book is so weird and deeply disturbing. I rated it so-so because it‘s very well written, but the story is just not for me.

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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I loved everything about this book. I love all the ways it talks about our fucked up gender roles in ways that are both subtle and very not subtle. I also loved how it treated the nature of Power and what it does to people.

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Feral Creatures: A Novel | Kira Jane Buxton
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This book was just as much fun as the prequel, and I was glad to see ST learn an important lesson along the way.

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Finally finished this collection! I should read more short stories because I really enjoyed these!

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City of Blades | Robert Jackson Bennett
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This book is so much fun! Just as good as the prequel, and I can‘t wait to read the sequel! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Happy-Go-Lucky | David Sedaris
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Mehso-so

I only had a few days to read this before my book club discussed it. Fortunately, it‘s short, so I was able to read it real fast 💨

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The Call | Peadar O'Guilin
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Had no idea what I was getting into with this book. It is good, but very dark, so consider yourself warned.

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My Plain Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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A retelling of Jane Eyre that involves real ghosts, a bumbling Branwell Bronte, references to The Princess Bride, and a happy ending that doesn‘t involve a manipulative, abusive husband. I loved it so much and laughed out loud repeatedly. Cannot recommend enough, especially for Bronte fans.

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Badger to the Bone | Shelly Laurenston
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I love these books so much! I‘m sad this series is over, but I‘ll definitely be reading more by Laurenston.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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I love this book. I love everything Forleo says, and I love how direct and no nonsense she is in the way she tells it.

I also love the journal prompts at the end of each chapter. This book is not designed to be read passively. You have to engage with the material in order to get the most out of it, and Forleo provides actionable steps you can use to do just that. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Prairiegirl_reading Love your mug! 2y
cdreincarnate @Prairiegirl_reading Thanks! I like it, too 2y
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Husband Material | Alexis Hall
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This book is every bit as snarky, heartwarming, and hilarious as the first one. I also loved the homage to Four Weddings and a Funeral.

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Came across this one because it was promoted on my Overdrive. The concept intrigued me and it did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters and the plot, even when I could see what was coming. Highly recommend this one and can‘t wait to read more by Audrey Blake.

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Want: A Novel | Lynn Steger Strong
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Mehso-so

I think I liked this book? It‘s certainly well written, but I can‘t really tell you what the plot was about. It covered a lot of different themes, which is saying something for such a short book.

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American Royals III: Rivals | Katharine McGee
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This series is completely bonkers, but I love it anyway. Not sure why I can‘t stop reading.

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This book is ROUGH, but it serves a purpose and it‘s very well written. I felt like I was experiencing everything right along with the main character, and by the end I was almost crying.

Sleepswithbooks I love your mug!! 2y
cdreincarnate @Sleepswithbooks Thanks! It‘s one of my favorites ❤️ 2y
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In a Badger Way | Shelly Laurenston
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I love these books so much! Can‘t wait to continue the series ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️