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forlifesnotaparagraph

Joined June 2016

I read, therefore I blog forlifesnotaparagraphblog.wordpress.com
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Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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I know I've written about this before, but my friend's fantasy book The Path of Man is now free on Amazon for a few weeks! Earlier today it hit #18 in "Metaphysical and Visionary" ebooks and #41 in Fantasy Epics! Pick it up now

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Goodreads for Authors | Michelle Campbell-Scott
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There is a giveaway going on at Goodreads for 2 signed copies of my friend's self-published book, the Path of Man! It's a great fantasy story and you won't be disappointed!

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If you have Kindle Unlimited (or want to do the free trial) look up The Path of Man, the first in a fantasy trilogy. A friend of mine wrote and self-published it and it will be free for the next few weeks!

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I don't have as much time to read for fun since starting classes, but at least getting your masters in publishing allows for interesting textbooks.

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Went to the Goonies house today-unfortunately you aren't allowed very close!

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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Because Alan Rickman makes everything better, my vote for #betterinthemovie is him as Colonel Brandon in Sense & Sensibility.

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Brideshead Revisited | Evelyn Waugh
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Chai tea latte + pumpkins + books = fall

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I love Byron & Shelley so I'm pretty excited to start this

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A YA series that continues to enthrall in surprise me is a pretty great thing to find. Already can't wait for the next! #sequelseptember

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Milk and Honey | Rupi Kaur
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Sad and beautiful poems; also affirming and inspirational ones. #womenwriters #poetry

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The Gallery | Laura Marx Fitzgerald
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I admit that I got this purely based on the beautiful cover, but since it's marketed as a 1920s Westing Game-type mystery, I'm intrigued!

Sue That cover though!! 3y
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Kind of review of all three: I enjoyed them all; the 1st for the hidden identities, the 2nd for Lia's Khaleesi-like embrace of a "barbarian" nation. This final book was satisfying in some ways and disappointing in others, but overall it's a fun series. And Lia is a princess/queen I can get behind a lot more than other YA heroines.

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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Finally! So excited to get started! #sequelseptember

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Saga, Vol. 1 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Started this yesterday at the recommendation of my sister and couldn't stop reading...stayed up until 3am to finish the most recent issue, #37, and already can't wait for more! Amazing art, characters, and world.

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I can't believe I haven't read this before! Now one of my favorites as it combines many things I love: Dumas-style battles, Austen-style gentlemen & women, Goldman-style false history & footnotes, fairytales, and magic!

Yournewfriendsams Sounds amaze! 3y
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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I'll gladly read any serious nonfiction work that uses the word "scuttlebutt" but I won't promise that I'm mature enough to not giggle at it.

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The Swans of Fifth Avenue | Melanie Benjamin
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Packing up my stack of books for this week's beach trip: Hamilton for the long flight, Love in the Time of Cholera for lying on the sand, and The Swans of Fifth Avenue for before-bed reading!

BookishMarginalia Love in the Time of Cholera is my favorite Garcia Marquez. And Swans is a fun, light read. 3y
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Happy #nationalbookloversday! One of my #alltimefavebooks is also one of my all time fave movies- The Princess Bride! Funny and full of adventure, I always have a good time when I watch or read this story.

DebinHawaii Great pick! One of my top favorites (book & movie) as well! 👍😀📚 3y
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Love in the Time of Cholera | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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The first cold, rainy day in a while means sweaters, coffee, and books.

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Jane is basically Hermione

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My Lady Jane | Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand
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Really loving the humor of this book so far, especially mixed with the fact that the magic in this world means that some people can turn into animals 😄👌🏼

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I need to stop buying books...

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Ok, I want to get my thoughts on this out there since there are very mixed reactions! I understand why Jo had this done as a play because it reads much more as an experiment- a hypothetical situation to examine what Harry's relationship might be to a son he doesn't really understand. If you go into it expecting "the 8th book" you won't like it, but as a fun, sideways jaunt it's enjoyable. What did you think?

Yournewfriendsams Great review! I think I was expecting book 8 and that's why I'm disappointed 😕 3y
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Time to embark on the 8th chapter of the HP series! Can't wait!

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Breakfast at Tiffany's | Truman Capote
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I love beautiful book quotes...look here to see more of my favorites! http://bit.ly/2askDCm

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Lady Midnight | Cassandra Clare
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I LOVED Lady Midnight, even more than I was expecting to as a longtime Clare fan. This series opener seemed more mature than earlier books of hers, but def kept the trademark snark and romance. Check out a longer review on my site! http://bit.ly/2alWn3F

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Adverbs | Daniel Handler
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First sentence and I can already tell I'm going to like this book.

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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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Of course I got addicted and had to buy the book that started it all...

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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Can't believe it's already been 5 years since I was a college freshman like Cath, but this novel does a great job of capturing dorm life and the changes that come with starting college. A really cute and fun read, and I love the cover art by Noelle Stevenson!

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Two Noble Kinsmen | William Shakespeare, John Fletcher
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Of all flowers methinks a rose is best

Chelsey The Shakespeare garden in Washington Park! I 💕that place! 4y
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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Classics shelf of all women writers.

Reviewsbylola Mansfield Park and Age of Innocents are two of my favorites. 4y
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Giant Days Vol. 1 | John Allison
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Me reading.

tnorris Truth 😆 4y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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Definitely started out hating 99% of the characters, but once people started calling th e Plumbs out and they started taking responsibility it was a satisfying read. Interesting family drama.

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"Paradox of marriage: you can never know someone entirely; you do know someone entirely.”

zembla So jealous of your day rn! 4y
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This sequel was just as good as the first, with beautiful language, an enchanting love story, and a plot that didn't fall victim to many YA tropes. Characters learned from their mistakes, secrets were shared, not used as unnecessary drama, and the villains weren't always who you expected.

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I loved these short stories. They were all hilarious, and I want to read them all over again! As a southern native, I especially enjoyed the list of southern lady codes. So much snark and ridiculousness, yet so much truth! 😘👄💅🏼👠👒

tnorris I loved this book! 4y
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Here I am today reading Robert Galbraith's The Silkworm, only to find out it's the 19th anniversary of the day The Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone was published! I love this new illustrated version and am so glad I bought it, and am thankful for all the wonderful stories Jo gives us.

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The Silkworm | Robert Galbraith
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"...you know how they get silk from the worm?...they boil them...boil them alive"

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh my goodness, I did not know that. I don't wear silk, thankfully! 4y
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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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Can't go wrong with a classic.

Leelee08 ❤️ Jane Austen!!!! 4y
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The Nest: A Novel | Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney
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My library haul today means this shirt speaks the truth. My weekend is all booked! Can't wait to get into these.

JanuarieTimewalker13 Oh boy, I want that t-shirt!!! 4y
Sydsavvy Good ones! 4y
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Rook | Sharon Cameron
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Not sure how to feel about this one...I enjoyed reading it, and the parallels to Robespierre and the French Revolution, but the world building was a little confusing. Still a good standalone to read though, if you're not wanting to get into a whole new series.

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A Study in Charlotte | Brittany Cavallaro
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"We weren't Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. I was ok with that, I thought. We had things they didn't, too. Like electricity, and refrigerators. And Mario Kart."
Really enjoying this updated retelling so far!

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Nefertiti: A Novel | Michelle Moran
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The books that started my love affair with Egyptian history.

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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Summer is here! And the beautiful roses in bloom at Portland's rose gardens perfectly match this floral Signet Classics cover of Jane Eyre. Lovely!

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Blue/green rainbow

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Princess and the Pony | Kate Beaton
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Sent this to my niece for her birthday and I'm so glad I did! Hilarious, heartfelt and fun with a strong princess and Kate Beaton's great style of illustration. I just love that pony!

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100 Selected Poems | e. e. cummings
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"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance"

Sydsavvy Oh I love him! 4y
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Lois Lane: Fallout | Gwenda Bond
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Two recent reads, Lois Lane: Fallout and book one of The Spellman Files reminded me of one of my favorite shows and its snarky, intelligent, always-getting-into-trouble protagonist, Veronica Mars! check out my blog post on other perfect pairs at forlifesnotaparagraphblog.wordpress.com.

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