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kristenmcquinn

kristenmcquinn

Joined September 2016

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Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
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This made me LOL 😂🤣 I miss Anthony Bourdain 🙁

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Priestess of Ishana | Judith Starkston
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Just started Of Kings and Griffins by Judith Starkston, the third in her Tesha series of Hittite historical fantasy. Like 5 pages in and I'm already booked!

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I'm reading this book because SUPPOSEDLY there is a movie coming out of it and Jason Isaacs is in it and I love him and will watch anything if he's in it. But since I can't seem to find a release date, I'll content myself with this surprisingly delightful novel.

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A Brightness Long Ago | Guy Gavriel Kay
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We are drawn to stories, we live for them.

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Who is this woman who rises out of the wilderness like a column of smoke from burning spices?

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Re: Anne Boleyn's execution: And then, at the end, I hope that nature or God (it makes no difference) gave her no more to figure out, no more to regret, no more to say goodbye to, no more work to do, and took care of her dying.

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Everything That Remains: A Memoir by The Minimalists | Joshua Fields Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus
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Yass. Do things, turn off the social media and be present, for others and for yourself. #TheMinimalists

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Words matter. The name you give things, it forms then when you speak. You must always be careful with your words.

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Glendale LibCon loot. Deadly Rising by Jeri Westerson, and Hellworld and Mercy rule by Tom Leveen. They signed them for me. ❤️

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Priestess of Ishana | Judith Starkston
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Got an ARC of this from the author, Judith Starkston, who was actually my high school Latin teacher. The physical cover is just so shiny! Also, how can Hittite historical fantasy NOT be totally rad??

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This seems especially apropos lately. 😞

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This book made me ugly cry in front of my right year old daughter. Especially that last line OMG. I read it all the way through in one sitting.

Readergrrl Loved this book! Julia was so frustrating, but that‘s what made her character so REAL!!! ❤️❤️❤️ 4y
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So much murder...

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Lumberjanes Vol. 1 | Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevension
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No big deal. Just Dumbo and Toothless reading Lumberjanes.

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Small Country | Gael Faye
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Reading Small Country. I am getting gut punched repeatedly...

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Starless | Jacqueline Carey
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Doing a giveaway with Tor Books' #FearlessWomen campaign for Jacqueline Carey's new book, Starless. Leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win some awesome swag! https://hergraceslibrary.com/2018/06/15/fearlesswomen-blog-tour-starless-by-jacq...

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Loving Bringing Up Bebe so far.

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#playingfavorites, snagged from @Liberty
1. The Dragonriders of Pern
2. Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
3. Red Rose, White Rose by Joanna Hickson
4. H is for Hawk. Helen Macdonald, which could also work for #2
5. Le Morte d'Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory
6. Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson

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My weekend...

Reecaspieces Looks lovely! 5y
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Little & Lion | Brandy Colbert
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Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert. There are so many things to love about this book. I'm just too lazy to make pics of them all.

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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I love this quote.

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Down the Common | Ann Baer
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I loved this book. It was a quiet little story about a year in the life of one medieval peasant woman, Marion. Nothing happens, and everything happens, and all shall be well.

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The truth is out there...

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Best book of 2017 so far for me has been The Bear and the Nightingale. What a lovely fairy tale feeling of a book! @Liberty #tgifgiveaway

Bklover Oh, I loved this one too!💚 5y
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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald
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I just got the prettiest edition of this book in the mail from Book Depository. Everything is just better in England.

JoeStalksBeck ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 5y
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What a perfectly lovely book! This is exactly what I wanted to read right now. It made me have all the feels and cry in good ways.

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This is so true.

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This passage made me laugh. It's exactly like my mother's relationship with Brie...

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Such a pretty book. I love the illuminations.

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We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere | Gillian Anderson, Jennifer Nadel
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Taking car of yourself emotionally, physically, and spiritually is a profoundly political act.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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I listened to this one by audiobook and while I really liked the book itself, the narrator kind of killed it for me. The words themselves were beautiful but delivered rather robotically. I think if I were to recommend this book, it would be as an eye-read over an ear-read if possible.

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Bailedbailed

This should have been a book that was right up my alley but frankly I was just bored. I got through about a third of it before I DNF'd it. I was disappointed since I had high hopes for it. Oh well.

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I thought this book was exceptionally well written and researched and ought to be required reading for all, especially those who claim to be pro life. Pollitt breaks down each and every one of the arguments people try to use against abortion with actual facts and logic. Highly recommended.

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Hag-Seed | Margaret Atwood
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Loved it! What a cool way to revisit The Tempest. I adore Atwood. My only issue is that, as much as I like her, I think Hogarth Shakespeare should have had an author from the Caribbean write this. #ownvoices. But it was fantastic. Next time I teach the Bard, I'm going to use this as a text.

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H is for Hawk | Helen Macdonald

Looking for goshawks is like looking for grace: it comes, but you don't get to say when or how.

LauraBeth 💕💕💕 6y
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Miranda and Caliban | Jacqueline Carey
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This was a beautiful book. Atmospheric and lyrical. I read an ARC but loved it so much that I preordered an actual copy for myself. Everyone should read this.

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Miranda and Caliban | Jacqueline Carey

This is one of the most beautiful books I've read in a long time. I'm only 15% through it but gah! I... Feel... /Lal

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"Barrett, put that fucking Bible down, we've got something serious to talk about." LOL. This line made me laugh. I'm not a very nice person.

RadicalReader @kristenmcquinn that was funny true statement too with his parents try to get childrens attention when it is clear the childs attention belongs anywhere else 6y
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Den of Wolves | Juliet Marillier

"She had a drop or two of fey in her blood."

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Den of Wolves | Juliet Marillier

Still loving this series. What a vivid world! I wish I could write as beautifully as Marillier.

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The Sandman Omnibus | Neil Gaiman
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Best Festivus present ever!

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All the Rage | Courtney Summers
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Just started, have a feeling it's going to gut me.

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The Dark Days Pact | Alison Goodman
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Books and brownies. Yes, please! Also helps that the book is fucking fun!

annahenke Jealous! Can't wait to read this one! 6y
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