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freeatlast1137

freeatlast1137

Joined June 2019

Books are the second best thing to reality.
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This little guy loves his books.

Smrloomis Adorable! 🥰 2w
Texreader Yay! Another reader in the family!! 2w
Bklover What a cutie pie! 2w
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Greenlights | Matthew McConaughey
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I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed this book. I had never been the greatest fan of Matthew McConaughey, and my only interaction with him was at ACL many years ago and he was dancing to a band right in front of my view of the band. I was annoyed to say the least.

But listening to this it makes me realize that he worked hard for his good luck and green lights to be where he is at today. It‘s a fun audiobook narrated by him.

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Before I Let Go | Marieke Nijkamp
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Corey goes back to Lost to mourn the loss of her best friend Kyra.

I totally expected a different kind of plot twist at the end of this book.

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Is it just me or is Mary Poppins, the character, a little vain and rude? I don‘t really understand why the children in the book love her except that odd things happen when she is around. Overall though, I enjoyed the stories in the book.

DrexEdit Oh yes. More than a little I would say! But I think the children like her despite her gruff manner because she gives then adventures. 1mo
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Artemis and Holly go on one last adventure.

I‘m so glad to be done with this series.

coffees I liked maybe the first maybe 5 books and after i felt like they really lost steam, def didn't like how the series ended 😭 1mo
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Adventures of Sherlock Holmes | Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed these stories. I held off for so long to read/listen to this book thinking I was not going to like it. I loved it! I was so sad to finish the book.

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Artemis and crew try to save Atlantis upon destruction.

You can tell the author wrote this book right after he wrote for the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. The writing is different in this book than the rest of the Artemis Fowl series, but it‘s very similar to the writing of the Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. I liked this one more than the last two or three.

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Artemis and crew go back in time to save his mom.

These books are getting very convoluted and repetitive.

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Artemis and Holly find the lost colony.

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I found this book to be very rewarding to read, it was funny, informative and a not too long winded. I have to agree with most of this guys points. One is take responsibility with your actions or how you respond to an outside factor.

This book has a ton of explicit words, so if you do not care about that, I recommend it.

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Louisa takes a job taking care of William, a quadriplegic.

I have started this book at least twenty times since it came out. So I‘m glad that it was available as an audiobook. I liked the book, and the movie is pretty spot on with the book except to take out some of the heavier stuff that the book had in it.

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Spooky Pookie | Sandra Boynton
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Sometimes you just got to eat a book.

wanderinglynn Too cute! 🧡🎃 2mo
marleed Yes you do! I bought my twin 11 mo grandbabies the Chicka Chicka Boom board book last week. I handed it to my grandson and he immediately took a bite out of the binding. It‘s so funny. I keep reading and they keep nose diving for a book to meal experience! 2mo
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How I Live Now | Meg Rosoff
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Daisy is sent away to England in the midst of a war.

Not sure if I liked the book or not. Very questionable romance.

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Stephanie outlines the struggles of single parenthood and the will to survive in poverty.

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Artemis bands together with the faeries to fight against Opal, a pixie, bent on the destruction of the secret hidden faerie underground.

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The first attempt at reading this book, I hated it. I bailed about halfway through. However, with my second attempt, I enjoyed it. Hated the main character still, he has no redeeming qualities but the story was good in a terrible way. It is a very bleak story.

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Eternity Code | Eoin Colfer
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Artemis goes on another adventure with the fairies.

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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town | Kimberly Willis Holt
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Toby lives in a small town where not much goes on until Zachary Beaver, the fattest kid on earth rolls in.

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My Louisiana Sky | Kimberly W Holt
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Tiger learns that love is shown in different ways.

In 6th grade, my library hosted an event where if you read one book by a certain author you would be invited to a “private” talk with the author. I read all of her books before the date and got to be a part of the private talk. She was a genuinely nice lady. I also managed to save up enough money ($5 😅) to purchase my favorite of her books for her to sign. I will never forget it.

wanderinglynn What a lovely memory! 2mo
marleed Oh how sweet! 2mo
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The Arctic Incident | Eoin Colfer
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Artemis and the fairies get together to battle goblins and Russians.

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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

Sunflowers
Thanksgiving
Bonfires
Pumpkins
November

Thanks for the tag @Texreader

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂🌻🍁 2mo
Texreader I do like bonfires. They‘d be my number 6 if I were allowed one more 2mo
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Artemis, a young boy, wanting to gain control of his family‘s business again, decides to capture a fairy.

I got this book many years ago for a birthday present and I loved it. It is a good JF story. What I don‘t recommend is watching the movie. It destroyed the essence of what made the book so great and a good read for me even as an adult.

Texreader That‘s how I felt about the recent movie made from A Wrinkle in Time. It was horrible 2mo
freeatlast1137 @Texreader agreed, that is another book Disney destroyed. They focus so much on the settings instead of what makes the books great. If they focused more on the plot, building the character, then the visuals would fall into place naturally. 2mo
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

1. Rome, Paris, and Hawaii
2. Reading and hiking
3. Silent Springs by Rachel Carson
4. My baby boy and my amazing hubby.

@Texreader thanks for the tag.

Eggs Thanks for playing 👏🏻📚😍 3mo
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This is my third favorite out of the Harry Potter series. I‘m not a fan of all the people who died though. I enjoy the deathly hallows part and the hunt for horcruxes. And I love how good prevails over dark.

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1. It‘s a toss up between spring and autumn.

2. Hiking - can‘t wait to take baby boy on hikes. It‘s too hot right now.

3. There is a bookstore in a Portland that I attempted to visit during my brief stay there, but I was unable to. I want to visit, it‘s apparently three stories.

4. I‘m grateful for my baby boy and my husband.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs thank you for the tag

Eggs Lovely 😊Thanks for joining in 💗📖📚 3mo
mandarchy Powell's! It actually occupies more than one building. Great place to visit. 3mo
freeatlast1137 @mandarchy yes that‘s the place!! (edited) 3mo
Texreader Powell‘s! It‘s on my bucket list. Ariel had a friend move up there and her family has invited us to visit. So someday post-pandemic Ariel and I will be going to Portland. 3mo
freeatlast1137 @Texreader I loved Portland, there is so much to see and do. We keep hoping one day to go visit, my husband wants to go see the sequoia trees that are there. 3mo
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I always have mixed feelings about this book in the series. Coming off of the fifth one, it seems good but when you think about it. Dumbledore constantly puts a underage child at risk and expects him to basically give up his childhood for the sake of the saving the world.

Also, I read so much slower now, if it wasn‘t for audiobooks and a job that requires some noise outside of cubicle life, I would probably be at one book read a month.

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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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I‘m so excited for her next book!

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A boy makes a friend across the fence.

Texreader Have you seen the movie? 3mo
freeatlast1137 @Texreader no, not yet. I‘m planning on seeing it one of these nights after Matthew is asleep. 3mo
Texreader @freeatlast1137 you might put it off. It will break you. 3mo
freeatlast1137 @Texreader that‘s good to know. I‘ll wait until I‘m in a good headspace to watch it. 3mo
Texreader @freeatlast1137 A really good headspace and preferably with someone else in the room. You might just wait until Matthew is a lot older. Maybe it‘d have been different if I‘d read the book first. So maybe it won‘t be so devastating for you. I‘ve got the book but decided not to read it. 3mo
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I. Not counting children‘s books, four: two actual books, two audio books.
II. A thousand, there is so much to read.
III. Elizabeth Acevedo, Ruta Sepetys, and Fredrik Bachman
IV. Finishing a big project at work and always my son, my whole heart.

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs thanks for the tag!

Eggs Agree with # 3 - love them all 👍🏼📖📚 3mo
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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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This is a story about multiple people and how their lives are interconnected.

Very good book. I enjoyed all the connections.

TW: mentions of suicide

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Baby boy is asleep, so now I have my other baby boy on my lap while I read.

Texreader ❤️🐈 3mo
wanderinglynn So much fluffy cuteness! ❤️🐱 3mo
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Daniel, a rich kid from Dallas goes to Spain and meets Ana, a hotel worker assigned to his family.

I‘m terrible at summarizing books but I would recommend this book and author to anyone who likes historical fiction. I think this one is my favorite so far. I have one more to read and can‘t wait until her new one comes out in February, I believe.

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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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In the 1940s, Lina and her family is taken by the Soviet police and placed under arrest for 20 years only for the reason of being Lithuanian.

I‘m in love with this author and her stories. I never thought I would like historical fiction but the way she writes makes me want to read her stories a thousand times.

bookaholic1 Loved this story❤❤ 3mo
Texreader I love this author too 3mo
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Between Shades of Gray | Ruta Sepetys
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“We‘d been trying to touch the sky from the bottom of the ocean. I realized that if we boosted one another, maybe we‘d get a little closer.”

I love this quote. I think we all sometimes feel like that.

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I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It has some hard topics/scenes but the overall book was really good.

Texreader I really liked both books I‘ve read by him including this one. Glad you did too 3mo
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I really enjoyed this series and was disappointed with the ending, not because the ending was disappointing but that it ended.

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Lyra meets Will from another world and they work together to find his father.

I am surprised that I never read these books as a kid. I owned all three but never read them. They are pretty good, a little convoluted, but I enjoyed this book a ton.

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This is my least favorite of all the Harry Potter books. I always wonder what the point of this book was. The big thing that Voldemort was after seem like such a waste of time to go after once you learn what it was and everything could have been solved in less than a chapter but no it was spread out over 500 pages.

Texreader If I‘m remembering it right, I think I felt the same way about this one. Is it the one when Umbridge was introduced? If so I remember being so surprised at how much I liked the movie compared to how little I liked the book. 4mo
freeatlast1137 @Texreader Yes, this is the one where Umbridge was introduced. This is definitely one of the few instances where the movie was better than the book. 4mo
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I would say this is my second favorite book of the series. I remember when I got this book. Our local movie rental store was hosting a midnight Harry Potter release party that I attended, you could dress up as a character. I didn‘t want to dress up but my mom made me and I was angry the entire night *teenage angst* 😅 but man I enjoyed the book after receiving it.

Texreader 😂😂😂 I can totally picture this!! 4mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I am probably one of the few that could not stand this book. It just seemed to go on forever and it was hard to follow. It may have been that I was listening to this book while working so my attention was divided.

BookDadGirlDad I made it through this on my second attempt. Once I got beyond the first 75 pages or so, I really enjoyed it. Darcy is awesome. One of my favorite Literary characters. P&P seems to be one of those love it or hate it books. 4mo
Texreader I cannot read Jane Austen. I just don‘t care for her writing. But I do love the movie P&P and I really like the movie Emma. (edited) 4mo
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This is my favorite of all the Harry Potter books. To me, it‘s also the book that was written right before Harry Potter got insanely popular so I felt like she was able to give it the time and energy that made the series so great.

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Much better than the third book, Lina and Doon find themselves heading back to the City of Ember

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Illegal | Eoin Colfer
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A graphic novel about a boy and his brothers journey across the sea to seek refuge in another country.

A very good graphic novel.

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1. September 11, I was in 8th grade, my history teacher turned on the tv right when the second plane was hitting the second tower.

2. Both, the books I‘m listening to from my library are books I purchased from the bookstore 😅

3. Tagged - I just bought the books for my baby boy!

Thanks for the tag! @Eggs #wondrouswednesday

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Number the Stars | Lois Lowry
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I read this book when I was younger and it felt like such a long story, however I was surprised how quickly I finished it. It‘s a good story about a child dealing with the Holocaust in Copenhagen.

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Prophet of Yonwood | Jeanne DuPrau
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This is somehow the “third” book In the series but it‘s many years in the past before the city of ember is built.

A city follows the word of a prophet who had a vision of a world destroyed.

The whole storyline of this book really doesn‘t make sense to me.

mandarchy It's been many years since I've read these books, but I think the 4th book is better. Yonwood might be the weakest of the series. 4mo
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After finding a way out of the City of Ember, the people find another city (the City of Sparks). At the City of Sparks, people clash over resources and miscommunications.

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Claudia and her brother run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As a child, I loved this author and her stories, I still enjoy these books as an adult.

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Tris learns her new life in her new faction.

LibrarianRyan I hate these new covers. 5mo
Soubhiville @LibrarianRyan I was just thinking the new covers definitely don‘t fit the books! 5mo
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Tom, a lighthouse keeper and his wife make the decision to keep a child who washed up on shore.

This story would not have bothered me prior to being a mom, but as a mom, this story bothered me so much based on the decisions of Tom and his wife. It‘s a good story though.