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freeatlast1137

Joined June 2019

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David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
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Remember Us | Jacqueline Woodson
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Sage wants to be a professional basketball player as she navigates her life in a neighborhood on fire.

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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This was the hardest book for me to get through. It was not bad, but it was not great either.

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House on Mango Street | Sandra Cisneros
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A sometimes heartbreaking story of a girls life growing up on Mango Street.

There are a lot of great one liners in this book. It also at times left you wishing for more information before it went to the next page.

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Mehso-so

I had a bit of a hard time starting and staying with this book. But it‘s a cute little romance.

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Dawn plans a big sleepover to celebrate a big event.

I used to read these when I was a child. My dad got these from a storage unit. I enjoyed this just as much as I did when I was a kid.

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A novella by one of my favorite authors. Mr. Bachman has such a wonderful was of storytelling that captures your attention and plays on your emotions.

- A story of getting older and losing your memory.

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Finished rereading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone for about the twentieth time, but this time with the illustrated book by Minalima. It‘s wonderful to see full pages worth of illustrations highlighting the details of the book.

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Even though it‘s Friday, I‘m working on developing my self-esteem and this is a great opportunity to do so. #wondrouswednesday

1. My job
2. Maintaining patience
3. Organizing chaos
4. Being optimistic
5. Making To do Lists
6. Finances
7. …tbd

I have no clue on the rest.

@Eggs @Texreader

Texreader Thanks for playing! Add being a mom to the list! 4mo
Eggs I‘m sure you‘re really good at a lot of things🥰 Thanks for playing! 4mo
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Queen of Nothing | Holly Black
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The final book of the Folk of the Air trilogy.

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A very perky girl with a squirrel tail and squirrel qualities saves the day from villainy.

It took me almost a quarter of the book to realize that this was a Marvel book and character.

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The Wicked King | Holly Black
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The second book that follows Jude‘s journey through fairy land.

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The One and Only Ruby | Katherine Applegate
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The third book in this group focuses on little Ruby, the elephant. Even though this book is catered to kids, I absolutely adore them but also the author really strives to research about the animals she‘s writing about, I hope she keeps on.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Jude, a human, stuck in the fairy world where her step father lives strives to make a name for herself.

Holly Black really likes her plot twist. That‘s all I‘m going to say.

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Mehso-so

Soon to be graduated, Mikey has a hard time dealing with the upcoming changes to his life meanwhile there is an apocalypse occurring in the background that semi affects the main characters friend group.

I feel like there were way too many random loose ends that was forgotten or edited out or it was on purpose, but it made the book feel unfinished.

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A ship of whales goes searching for Toby Wick.

Holy heck, I enjoyed this book.

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“Death is coming. Death I cannot prevent. Large and multiple. But there is one life, perhaps, that I can save. And sure that is how the war ends. Not in cataclysm. But in the small saving of a life. I May not know my own mind, but I know that I will not become a devil.”
This book about whales going after Toby Wick has no right to be this good. I highly recommend.

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This book did not age well. Or maybe I have grown past the angsty teen hate drama. I used to love to read this book at least once a year while growing up but I could barely get through all of the judgment and self pity that that main character “dishes” out.

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Rebecca | Dame Daphne Du Maurier
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A newly wed wife is completely overshadowed by the wonderful late wife of Mr. DeWinter.

I enjoyed this book but felt like it could have been cut in half if the main character and her husband spoke to each other about what was bothering them.

rubyslippersreads I ❤️ this book, but that‘s one of the worst covers I‘ve ever seen. 😂 5mo
freeatlast1137 @rubyslippersreads lol, it definitely is. 😂 I bet it turns a lot of people away from the book if they judge a book by its cover. 5mo
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It | Stephen King
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I‘m quite proud of how my bookshelf is turning out. I haven‘t had one for a bit.

AmyG Fabulous! 6mo
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Deal of a Lifetime | Fredrik Backman
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A novella about a wealthy man coming to terms with his diagnosis and the way he had lived his life.

Fredrik Bachman is one of my favorite authors, I just love his writing style that makes you love the character even when they are not always the greatest.

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Four Winds | Kristin Hannah
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I started this book on a plane trip to Seattle. It held my attention long enough to go back to it later this month. A harrowing story about a mother trying to survive during the Great Depression. A tough book to read as a mom. I can‘t imagine the choices that had to be made at that time to survive and ensure your kids survived as well.

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A Monster Calls | Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd
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This book had been on my shelf for years and I always avoided it because of the title. I had no interest. I purchased the book because of the cover…never judge a book by its cover or it‘s title. After a two month cold spell in reading, I finished this book in three nights (only about 30 minutes or so on a good day, mom of a toddler and it‘s virus season). It‘s heartbreaking and captivating. I highly recommend this for a quick read!

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Elsa deals with the loss of her grandmother by going on a hunt for letters left behind from her grandmother.

I enjoy the authors writing style immensely, he tends to make all the characters connected in a way to where each character no matter how minor has some kind of tug at your heart.

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An account from an unnamed man‘s encounter with the aggresive martians who invade London.

A quick read that kept my attention.

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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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The tale of Sephe‘s family free from slavery dealing with the consequences of her actions to save her children from becoming slaves again.

This book is heartbreaking and devastating to know that the harsh, repugnant treatment of African Americans in the United States happened in real life and people should never have to deal with the trauma of not owning their own life.

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Feral Youth | Shaun David Hutchinson
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A compilation of ten stories by nine authors about some “bad” kids who are in the woods trying to make it back to camp.

Excellent read, but read at your own risk, some heavy subjects in a few stories.

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Edward, a newspaper writer, seeks to go on an adventure like no other to impress his girl, Gladys. This adventure takes Edward to an undiscovered part of the world that hosts some creatures never before seen alive before.

Slightly droning, long story that took forever to get to the interesting part.

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Book 2 in the Red Rising series, Darrow has made it past the tests from the first book and finds himself in a series of other tests to gain leadership amongst the golds.

For me, this book dragged a little bit in the middle like the author could not figure out what needed to happen but the ending definitely packed a wallop to keep you wanting more.

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#thoughtfulthursday @MoonWitch94

1) I play a daily puzzle/word game on my phone every morning. I feel like it helps wakes me up and gets me ready to start the day. At night, I put my boy to bed and hold him for a little bit watching him sleep. His little baby snores and sounds takes all the stress of the day away.

2. I try to, but not always.

3. I need noise. @Texreader that tinnitus is the worst sometimes.

Thanks for the tag @Texreader

MoonWitch94 Baby snores 😍😍 Thanks for playing 🌙📖🙂 2y
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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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One day, Ed witnesses a pathetic bank robbery and stops the robber. Since that time, Ed begins to receive an Ace from the card deck with a list of people to give a message to. Each one is different from the next as Ed moves forward with these weird requests.

An enjoyable short novel written by the author of one of my favorite books.

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For the first time in several years, we have been able to enjoy free comic book day.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️ 2y
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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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Darrow, born a red, must become a gold to start a revolution of his people.

A way more hard core hunger games. Highly recommend

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Notebook | Nicholas Sparks
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A romance of true love.

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The Call of the Wild | Jack London
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I needed a break from long novels.

A tale of a dog named Buck who moves from California to the cold of the Yukon and his little adventures to becoming wild.

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Their Eyes Were Watching God | Zora Neale Hurston
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Definitely recommend this book. I love the poetic descriptions of Janie‘s life and world and the love she comes to find.

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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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I can‘t tell if I liked this book or was completely bored by the book. I felt like I was slightly going mad from it. Maybe that was Dostoyevsky‘ point.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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Scary! 😳

Danny Torrance has something called the shining. When his dad gets a job at the hotel during the winter, they learn that the hotel has some secrets of its own.

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Emma | Jane Austin
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I started off thinking I was not going to like this book *judging a book by its cover*, however, I really enjoyed Emma terrible attempts at matchmaking and her conversations with Mr. Knightly.

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After the sinking of the Galaxy, a yacht filled with the rich and famous, Benji and a few others survive on the lifeboat with a man who claims he is god.

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Catch-22 | Joseph L Heller
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I loved this book. It is hilarious, I was expecting this book to be serious like most classics. However, I giggled so much as each person went through their mess.

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Yunior narrates the story of Oscar Wao, an overweight Dominican growing up in New Jersey.

The story focuses on how his family has bad luck, fuku, and trying to defeat but I think most of their problems would be solved if they didn‘t believe liars so much.

I really enjoyed this tale immensely even if half the time, I was getting frustrated with their decisions.

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The Stand | Stephen King
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After the superflu wipes out most of the population, a battle of good versus evil takes over the country.

Definitely worth the 48 hours of listening. I‘m beginning to consider myself a Stephen King fan.

AmyG My last name is Goldsmith. I always wanted to name a daughter Frannie. My husband would have no part of it. 😂 2y
Erinsuereads Omggggg @AmyG I never thought about that 😂😂😂 2y
TrishB @AmyG brilliant!! 2y
freeatlast1137 @AmyG that‘s awesome 2y
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A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
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A tale set during the French Revolution.

The first two thirds of the books was impossible to follow, the last third was quite good. I am not entirely sure what happened and had to read the synopsis on Wikipedia to really understand what happened in the book.

Texreader It‘s so ridiculous that this is required reading in high school. No one ever understands it! 2y
Butterfinger @Texreader I had to get a comic book to help me understand when I was a senior. I have since read it twice and it becomes clearer with each read. 2y
freeatlast1137 @Texreader I got lucky and didn‘t have to read it in high school or else I would have been so confused. 2y
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A grueling tale of love found in the midst of the Holocaust.

This was a hard book to listen to, several times I wanted to stop because of the harsh realities that they had to face.

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So Yesterday | Scott Westerfeld
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Hunter, a hunter for all things cool, runs into the mystery of what happened to his cool boss. With the help of Jen, an innovator, they follow the trail to something much more.

I always like the weird history that Westerfeld includes in each book, but I really couldn‘t get into this book. I read it once before and didn‘t care for it. This will be the last time I read it.

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Shawshank Redemption | Stephen King
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A quick little novel about Andy Dufresne and the man who can get you things inside of the prison Shawshank.

I‘m really enjoying Stephen King, I‘ve always avoided his novels because he writes horror, and I‘m not a fan of being scared, but his novel/novellas are worth it.

Blueberry The Green Mile is another great one, not horror but not novella. 2y
freeatlast1137 @Blueberry The Green Mile is definitely one of my favorites. ☺️ 2y
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Linus, a reviewer of magical children in orphanages, gets assigned to a special orphanage near the cerulean sea.

What a wonderful story, I just love all of the characters, the story, everything about this book.

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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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Christian, a teenager stuck in Romania during the oppressive regime of Ceausescu.

Ruta Sepetys is definitely my favorite author. Every novel is impossible to put down and chills me to the bones the amount of oppression people have faced.

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I Must Betray You | Ruta Sepetys
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It finally came in. Ruta Sepetys new book! Time to lose some sleep!

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Impostors | Scott Westerfeld
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Frey is the secret twin sister of Ravi, a princess to a terrible ruler. The ruler makes a deal with a neighboring kingdom, his daughter for some land. Frey gets to see how life is not being invisible. Set in the Uglies universe.

I like this story more than the old stories of Tally and Shay. There is no best friend rivalry which is prevalent in the old stories.

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