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itsmejulie

itsmejulie

Joined September 2016

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Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Starting off the #24in48 with "Scrappy Little Nobody." What a way to spend a mostly stormy weekend!

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The Nest | Cynthia D'Apriz Sweeney
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Any planner nerds out here? I'm so excited to use these stickers! #planningaddict

DebinHawaii Very fun! 📚📚😀 3y
Joybishoptx Where did these come from? Too cute! 😃 3y
Joybishoptx Thank you! 3y
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Mom & Me & Mom | Maya Angelou

You are going far in this world, baby, because you dare to risk everything. That's what you have to do. You are prepared to do tb best you know to do. And if you don't succeed, you also know all you have to do is try again.

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Mom & Me & Mom | Maya Angelou

I decided that my voice was so powerful that it could kill people, but it could not harm my brother because we lived each other so much.

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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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Wow. I carved reading this book at every chance I get; whether it was before bed time, while coffee was brewing, while bacon was sizzling. I kid you not, I just kept coming back. The story structure was wonderfully done and its every twist and turn was a wild ride!

Michelle_mck It's wonderful isn't it! Jaw in ground at points reading 3y
Gissy Same experience! 3y
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I Let You Go | Clare Mackintosh
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Some night time reading. Teddy likes to hold the pages for me.

UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 3y
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By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory, that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration--and our unwavering determination to withhold our opinion until we have engaged with them in every possible setting at every possible hour.

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After all, what can a first impression tell us about someone we've just met for a minute in the lobby of a hotel? For that matter, what can a first impression tell us about anyone?

Nebklvr I am reading this sooo slowly because I just can't bear to have it come to an end. 3y
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The art of war | Sun Tzu

Without constant practice, the officers will be nervous and undecided when mustering for battle.

Without constant practice, the general will be wavering and irresolute when the crisis is at hand.

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The art of war | Sun Tzu

If your opponent is of choleric temper, seek to irritate him. Pretend to be weak, that he may grow arrogant.

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The art of war | Sun Tzu

I am liking this book more than expected. There is a lot of practical advice you can transfer your life. I can only imagine quoting "The Art of War" at work through my daily conversations and my emails.

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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Don't expect to find yourself liking all the characters...maybe you'll kind of like one or two. I listened to the audiobook version and was very please with the narrators breathing life to each character. I tried to listen to it every chance I get. I like the book enough to purchase the Kindle version but not sure if it is enough to purchase the actual book.

Just like Taylor's view of Siracusa, this book may not be for everyone.

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles

Finished Book One, it is kind of slow. I have heard though to stay the course.

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Manners are not like bonbons, Nina. You may not choose the one that suit you best; and you certainly cannot put the half-bitten ones back in the box...

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles

...a mirror will suddenly serve its truer purpose--revealing to a man not who he imagines himself to be, but who he has become.

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Gentleman in Moscow | Amor Towles

...we come to hold our dearest possessions more closely than we hold our friends. We carry them from place to place, often at considerable expense and inconvenience; we dust and polish their surfaces and reprimand children for playing too roughly in their vicinity--all the while, allowing memories to invest them with greater and greater importance.

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Siracusa | Delia Ephron
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[Travel] changes perspective. It alters your eyes and ears, puts unexpected notions into your head, provides aha moments.

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel

“Perhaps, deep down inside that rugged shell of yours, there is a little girl desperately waiting for her Prince Charming to propose.

Of course there is. Only until now, I'd been pretty successful at keeping that little brat's mouth shut.

What will your answer be if he asks?

-You're funny. He can't ask. I'll find a way to be bitchy enough for the next forty years so that perfect moment never comes."

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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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Loved "Sleeping Giants" and it got so twisted midway all the way to the very end. I cannot wait for "Waking Gods" next year! Photobomb credit: Teddy.