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Kimberlone

Kimberlone

Joined May 2016

hp⚡️ twain⚓️ shakespeare🕯beatles💎 alaska🏔 | GR: www.goodreads.com/kimberlone
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The Cruel Stars: A Novel by John Birmingham
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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
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Walden by Henry David Thoreau
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Vox by Christina Dalcher
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The Cruel Stars: A Novel | John Birmingham
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Making progress on this book today. Things sure getting crazy fast in the story!

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Pickpick

I‘ll be honest, I didn‘t like this one as much as The Name of the Wind. I realize that wandering is a common trope in epic fantasy, but I was just bored with all of Kvothe‘s travels in this book. While I was glad that the story expanded beyond the university, some of these interludes lasted wayyyyy too long to keep my interest. Throughout my listening, I found myself zoning out and having to rewind to make sure I didn‘t miss anything important👇🏼

Kimberlone I am still giving this a pick as I am sure things will fit together better once the third book is released 1d
j9brown @Kimberlone IF the third book is ever released! 😞 1d
Kimberlone @j9brown I have more faith in this series being finished than ASoIaF 1d
Deifio I felt the same way about the second book. But I did still enjoy it a lot 1d
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The Cruel Stars: A Novel | John Birmingham
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New library #bookhaul. Starting the tagged book tonight to catch up with my bf who is currently reading it on his kindle.

Fr3NcHtOaSt I want to read Magic for Liars. I think I‘ll make it next on my list after High Fidelity 4d
Kimberlone @Fr3NcHtOaSt me too! I‘m probably going to read it next after my current book. 4d
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Bailedbailed

Both of these books are embarrassingly late, so I finally returned them to the library. The tagged book I actually tried to read the other night, but after about 50 pages I realized it was secretly an inspirational romance (I cannot with that genre). That, combined with the boring wilting flower that was the main character, made me decide to #DNF.

The Sherry Thomas I will definitely get back to at later time, though.

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Roses | Leila Meacham
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Love that feeling when you start a new book 😊

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Enjoying a #bookandbath this evening. About to pop the bath bomb in!

It‘s been awhile since I got sucked so deep into a book. I think I might finish it tonight!

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The fruits of my book shopping adventures today. Got the five on the right for $.50 total at the thrift store! Golden Son was only $4.50 with using my trade credit at the used book store. Altogether only $5 for 6 books, yay!

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Spotted while out book shopping today. #bannedbooksmonth

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Started this last night and I‘m already 1/4 in! Really enjoying the book so far, and I can‘t wait until the two groups of character overlap!

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Kindle time! #lazySunday

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It | Stephen King
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I heard a rumor that there is going to eventually be a 5 hour directors cut that pieces together the two movies to reflect the back and forth in time structure that‘s in the original book. Definitely interested in seeing that version!

I loved the new movie and definitely had a lot scares. The first one was slightly better, though, I think. The focus only on the kids lent it a special feeling. #LitsySeesIT

BookwormAHN The 5 hr version sounds intriguing. I loved Chapter 2 but I agree Chapter 1 was better 🎈 1w
MrT I would quite happily sit thru an eight-ish IT marathon with the old TV movie and then the 2 IT chapters. 1w
MrT Agree on Chapter 1 being better than Chapter 2. 1w
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vivastory I also heard about an edition that would edit together both versions & I would watch the hell out of that. I have to say that I actually enjoyed chapter 2 slightly more, since it incorporated flashbacks to when they were kids it felt truer to the book. I also found it a bit creepier than chapter 1. Still loved both & they stand out as being really special King adaptations. 1w
Kimberlone @vivastory chapter 2 was definitely scarier! I just think that chapter 1 works better as a stand-alone movie than the new one. Have loved both and would be super stoked to watch a version that combines the two chapters 1w
vivastory I definitely agree that chapter 1 works much better as a stand-alone. I think anyone who hasn't seen chapter 1 or read the book would be pretty lost. 1w
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It | Stephen King
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It‘s happening! #LitsySeesIT

Will post thoughts afterward!

❤️🤡🎈

vivastory Enjoy! 🎈🎈 1w
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Going back to a selfie for my profile pic on Litsy. Photo is from a few weeks ago at a co-worker‘s wedding. It was a beautiful evening with blue skies and the glorious Chugach Mountains in the background!

vivastory Great pic! 1w
merelybookish Lovely! 1w
Crazeedi Great photo for profile pic!❤ 1w
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Eggs Beautiful !! 1w
Pruzy Can‘t even tell it‘s a selfie! Great pic! 1w
Bookzombie Lovely photo! 1w
erzascarletbookgasm Great photo! 💫 1w
CouronneDhiver Very pretty 1w
Erofan 👍👍👍 1w
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My friends know me so well...

MyNamesParadise I saw that on Facebook! 2w
monalyisha GREAT shirt! 😆🙌🏻🍾 2w
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I decided to get this with my Audible credit for the month, since I really loved Daisy Jones, and have been noticing the upcoming #BOTMBuddyRead in September. Going to catch up for the first section by Sunday!

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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I only finished three books in August, unfortunately, but that was largely due to how busy I was during the first half of the month. I do most of my reading on my days off, and for three weeks straight I worked 6/7 days. I did start 4 other books during August that I didn‘t finish, which should give me a a good head start on September.

cajunsyd I have The Death of Mrs Westaway in my to-read stack. Enjoyed it? 2w
Kimberlone @cajunsyd I enjoyed it but it wasn‘t as spooky as I was expecting a modern “gothic” novel to be. I have her new book on my TBR though 2w
cajunsyd @Kimberlone 👍🏻 I have that one too! 2w
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I am reading on my Kindle, my boyfriend is playing Halo, while waiting for pizza and wings to be delivered. It‘s a pretty crazy Saturday night around here.

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If I hadn‘t paid for this from Audible and wanted to finish at least one book for #AuthorAMonth, I probably would not have finished this. Can anyone tell me what the point of this book was? How much of the story was I supposed to take literally and how much was just fantasy? Were Merricat and Constance sociopaths or just mentally disturbed? What was the deal with Cousin Charles? Did the girls stay living in the house all Grey Gardens-esque?

Cortg Oh geez! I have an hour and 14 minutes left! 2w
Karisa It's no Lottery, that's for sure! 😜 2w
monalyisha I wrote this review 5 years ago. Today, I count it as one of my favorite books ever. 😬 It seems I was most taken with the mood & the language: https://noboysallowedreviews.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/48hbc-2014-review-4-we-hav... 2w
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Bringing Down the Duke | Evie Dunmore
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This is the first time I‘ve skipped in probably 6 months, but I just wasn‘t that interested in this month‘s options. I do want to read the tagged book, but I don‘t need to have a hardcover of it, so I will probably try to get it from the library instead. It‘s nice skipping every once in awhile because then I have extra credits for add-ons during months when I like more than one book to choose.

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I attended the Alaska State Fair yesterday and spotted this sign at the entrance. I‘ve never noticed these before, but they don‘t look new...

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@Soubhiville thank you for the reminder about #AuthorAMonth. I should be able to finish this one before the end of August since it‘s a pretty short one!

riversong153 I enjoyed this on audio!! 3w
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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Starting my Friday night reading!

Crazeedi I really enjoyed 3w
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Sneaking in a cup of coffee and some reading before I head into the office for a few hours today (Monday is normally my day off).

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Evening reading 😊

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Got my errands all done early today so now I am settling down to read a bit before I need to finish my chores. I have had this book on hold from #Libby for so long and it‘s finally come it, so I am super excited to start this!

Loving the sun, but it‘s soooo windy right now that I‘ve got goosebumps on my legs!

BibliOHIOphile I heard it was good! I have it on hold, too. 1mo
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Roses | Leila Meacham
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I‘ve never heard of this author before, but the cover caught my attention, and the blurb caught my interest. Ended up spurlging on buying this at Costco!

Has anyone read this?

Crazeedi Not read, but sounds good! 1mo
Hazel0303 I‘ve had this on my list for a year when I discovered it for the first time as well. The page count is pretty big so that has been the reason I have held off. Looking forward to seeing what you think! 1mo
JacqMac I really liked it. My mom borrowed it and really liked it, too. 1mo
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LibrarianRyan Yes. It‘s a saga and that is about all the author writes. And almost everyone I know who read it loves it. 1mo
Kimberlone @Hazel0303 i will definitely post about it when I get to reading it! 1mo
Kimberlone @LibrarianRyan @JacqMac Thanks! I am looking forward to reading 1mo
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It | Stephen King
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These It paperbacks are so thick! #spottedatcostco

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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Some early Sunday morning audiobook listening.

Almost halfway through this book, and enjoying the book so far. I‘m glad that the story has finally moved beyond the university.

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Setting in for an exciting Friday night. Rocking my wine spritzer with the #BOTM coozie. Can‘t wait to dig into season 2 of Mindhunter! (I also really want to read the book.)

swishandflick Ooh yay! I didn't realize season 2 was out!! 1mo
rather_be_reading omg mindhunter 🙌🙌 3w
Kimberlone @rather_be_reading i binged the whole thing in 2 days 3w
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I have been so busy this week that I am just now opening my #BOTM box two days after it arrived!

I have to say, I am super looking forward to reading this. Just need to finish up some of my current reads first.

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Wanderers: A Novel | Chuck Wendig
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I love it when my boyfriend asks me to give him book recommendations and then I get to go research books I think he might like 😊

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Sunday hammock reading!

AutumnRLS Loved that one! 1mo
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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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I have been very busy at work this week getting ready for back to school and haven‘t had any time for Litsy-ing. But I did sneak in a quick trip to the bookstore earlier this week and found cheap copies of both of these books that I have been keeping an eye out for months! Today is my only day off this week, so I am hoping to squeeze in some reading.

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The Books of Magic Vol. 1: Moveable Type | Simon Spurrier, Nalo Hopkinson, Kat Howard, Dan Watters
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I‘m worried I might find this too silly, but I‘m going to give it a shot!

GrilledCheeseSamurai I loved it! ❤️ 1mo
Kaylamburson It sounds good, but why does he look exactly like Harry Potter? Lol. Is this some sort of parody? 1mo
Kimberlone @Kaylamburson I‘m not too far in, but it‘s definitely meant to be inspired by Harry Potter. 1mo
Kaylamburson Huh, interesting!! 1mo
rather_be_reading def will be checking into this! 3w
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Some period books on display in the old mine superintendent‘s house. Tagged book is by the same author as the yellow book, which I couldn‘t find in the database. (3/3)

Lcsmcat I love old books. But that Mine superintendent had eclectic taste. 😂 (edited) 1mo
Kimberlone @Lcsmcat he lived there with his family so some of the books may have belonged to his children, but I kind of think the books were just randomly put in there for set dressing (edited) 1mo
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Some period books on display in the old mine superintendent‘s house. (2/3)

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Some period books on display in the old mine superintendent‘s house. (1/3)

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Yesterday afternoon my bf and I drove out to Hatcher Pass, AK to go on a hike and explore the old defunct Independence Mine. In the 1930s this was the 2nd most productive commercial gold mine in Alaska and functioned at full capacity until the beginning of WW2 when it was deemed an “non-essential” industry during wartime. Much of the old mine has been broken down by time and weather but some of the buildings have been restored.

Reecaspieces Wow! Interesting 1mo
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Went for a walk with my bf yesterday to a local bakery and was surprised to find a little free library! I hadn‘t been to this bakery in awhile but I don‘t remember this being there last time I visited. Btw, they have really delicious cookies here. My bf had a fresh from the oven still warm chocolate chip cookie, and I got a blueberry lavender macarrón.

marleed I was running errands yesterday and grabbed 6 books to donate to 3 LFLs I stopped by while walking with a visiting sister. She had never experienced any and was so exited to see a book on her wishlist. I convinced her it was fine to take even if she would travel with it. ... I came home with 4 different books so now I need to grab another load for donation - way too easy for me to accommodate a LFL! I should host my own LFL! 1mo
Kimberlone @marleed totally! Whenever I have my own place someday I would definitely like to have one 1mo
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The Wise Man's Fear | Patrick Rothfuss
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Binged on some audiobooks from the $5 summer sale (top three) and used up the rest of my credits (bottom two) so that I could cancel my Audible membership for awhile. Excited for some new reads and old favorites!

Ashley_Nicoletto The audible sale was great! I picked up a few too. 1mo
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Picked out my #BOTM! I am finally out of all my extra credits from skipping months, so only one book chosen this month. I am currently listening to The Death of Mrs. Westaway, so I am excited to continue on with another gothic thriller!

allthingskayla I love The Death of Mrs. Westaway, which is why I picked this one as well. 2mo
hermyknee Ruth Ware is a great author! 2mo
rather_be_reading this was my choice too! 2mo
EKonrad I picked this one too! 😃 2mo
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The White Album | Joan Didion
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Went to see the new Tarantino on Sunday, and am now really itching for a reread of the tagged book, mainly for the titular essay which is mostly about the Manson murders. I highly recommend the movie for anyone interested in the time period or is obsessed with the Manson murders. This movie was definitely an outlier in Tarantino‘s oeuvre, so if you aren‘t a fan of the violence and language in his other films you might actually like this one!

Centique Im so looking forward to this movie! 2mo
BookmarksTheSpot I loved this movie! I saw it on Sunday, too. 2mo
Kimberlone @BookmarksTheSpot I really enjoyed it although my boyfriend was very confused because he had no idea the movie was related to the Manson murders 2mo
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My final stats for #TheReadingRush. I met my main goal of reading 1000 pages and notched up more badges than I was expecting! I didn‘t count my audiobook listening towards my pages read, but I listened to 90%+ of the Name of the Wind this past week, which is pretty impressive because it‘s a very long book!

This was super fun and I‘m excited to participate again next year!

wanderinglynn Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 2mo
Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🥳🥳 2mo
sprainedbrain Awesome! 🙌🏻 2mo
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I hope this lives up to the hype!

Fr3NcHtOaSt I have been wanting to read this book 1mo
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Harry Potter: fun book | J.K. Rowling
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My boyfriend tried to sneak this back out of the shopping cart before we checked out, but I caught him! Taking a break to read through this magazine today.

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Started this last night and hoping to finish today!

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In other stats news, I am more than 70% finished with my Goodreads challenge. This year is shaping up to be my best reading year since I began tracking my yearly progress. I think there is a very good chance I‘ll make it to at least 75 total. Someday I will get to 100!

How is everyone else doing?

Lovesbooks87 My goal is 200 books and I have read 148! 2mo
mandi1082 My goal is 100 and this year I'm killing it!!! I'm on my 97th read book🎊🎊🎊 2mo
Kimberlone @Lovesbooks87 @mandi1082 wow, you guys are killing it! I hope to get to 100 sometime in the near future but it is very difficult unless I‘m only reading short books! I like reading chunksters too much! 2mo
Crazeedi Great job, way to go!! 2mo
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Finished the tagged book last night, which brought my stats up to this. Looking forward to getting as much reading in today (after I leave work) and tomorrow before #TheReadingRush ends. My goal is to finish at least one more physical or ebook, plus one audiobook (I only have 4 hours left on The Name of the Wind), and hit at least 1000 pages total.

Add me as a friend - I‘m @Kimberlone on there as well!

mandi1082 Good luck with your reading rush! 2mo
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Book Journal | HarperPerennial
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I spent some time on Saturday updating my book journal. I hadn‘t done anything since the beginning of 2019, so there were a bunch of spreads to do starting with January. I only got through May, but I will update for June/July at the end of the month.

Feeling very good about my reading progress so far in 2019! April has been my best month as of mid-year.

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Mini-reviews for these two books:

Lock Every Door: enjoyed the take on Rosemary‘s Baby, and I flew through this book, but wasn‘t my favorite of Sager‘s. 4⭐️

Things We Save in the Fire: the romance/relationship advanced WAY too fast, but I really enjoyed the female firefighter premise. However, I hate books that use sexual assault (esp. that happens before the book) as a critical character trait. Much preferred How to Walk Away to this one. 4⭐️

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