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kyraleseberg

kyraleseberg

Joined October 2016

www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com | Avid reader/reviewer. Accidental homesteader. Lover of pasta & rock 'n roll. Goodreads: kyraleseberg
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Managed to get through almost half of this audiobook while on the road for work today. It's a really interesting look at the author's life/trauma in relation to the life of Dolly Parton. Sounds random but it is actually a compelling read!

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The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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Finished releasing the last of the Valentine's Day bakery treats with this chocolate chip cookie cake.
I can't believe I put down the tagged book (I'm obsessed!!) long enough to bake and post on social today!

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The Book Eaters | Sunyi Dean
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I've had the tagged book on my TBR for a while and couldn't resist picking it up at the library. It's competing with my current ARC for all my attention!
Thinking about adding flour tortillas to my menu so I made some last night for shrimp tacos.

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A Dangerous Business | Jane Smiley
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I have too many ARCs for impulse library checkouts and yet, here we are 😂
The tagged book is a slow burn but really holding my interest - and it's my first Jane Smiley!
Baked a loaf of rosemary garlic sourdough this morning for a customer (and made an extra for myself!)

Tamra That looks amazing! 2w
kyraleseberg @Tamra Thank you, it's my favorite! 2w
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On the Savage Side: A Novel | Tiffany McDaniel
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I am a HUGE Tiffany McDaniel fan and somehow had no idea about this upcoming novel until NetGalley sent me an email with a read now link for the next 48 hours. Needless to say, I dropped everything to download it immediately!

EKonrad Checked my email as soon as I saw your post! Thank you! 😊 3w
kyraleseberg @EKonrad Yay! Glad you were able to get it! 2w
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I absolutely ADORE this book series and am loving the tagged upcoming third installment!
Unrelated to books, I've been busy in the bakery with these hibiscus shortbread cookies. The glaze is a simple mix of hibiscus tea and powdered sugar but the unexpected color makes it fun.

mcctrish I love this series too and these cookies look amazing 3w
Suet624 Yum! 3w
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 3w
Reggie Looks sooooo good! 3w
kyraleseberg @mcctrish @Suet624 @Chrissyreadit @Reggie Thank you all! They're a big hit in our house and customers really seem to love them too! 2w
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying the tagged book! It fits this cozy little niche where it's charming and sweet without being eye roll inducing and that's a fine line to walk.
I'm on break from my bakery but still baking since it's my hubby's birthday tomorrow. Cookies and cream is his request every single year!

AmyG Those look great! 1mo
Reggie Wow! They look so good! 1mo
DivineDiana You have skills! ❤️ 4w
kyraleseberg @AmyG @Reggie @DivineDiana Thanks all, I appreciate it! 💕 2w
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Just recently discovered Pasta Grannies and can't stop watching the videos 🤩 it's a new form of cozy comfort for me, right up there with true crime podcasts and knit socks! Really loving this cookbook I borrowed from the library.

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Baking s'mores cookies for a class holiday party tomorrow and I'm now about half way through the tagged ARC. I need to find some audiobooks on libby or hoopla to get me through the last holiday orders this week!!

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Diving in to this ARC this evening after picking up these Little Debbie inspired earrings from a local jewelry designer! We can't seem to find the Christmas Tree Cakes in stores around here this year - but the ice cream is stocked up!

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Naked | David Sedaris
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My Christmas gift to myself 🤗🤩🤩🤩🤩🤩
I cannot wait!!!!

Suet624 I saw him recently and I almost peed my pants during the last 20 minutes. Enjoy! 2mo
Hooked_on_books I am so jealous! 2mo
Megabooks Awesome! 2mo
kyraleseberg @Suet624 Ahhh This makes me even more excited!! 🤗 2mo
kyraleseberg @Hooked_on_books It's a big tour - be sure to check if he's headed your away!! @Megabooks I can't wait!! 🤩 2mo
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I Love Cinnamon Rolls! | Judith Fertig
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Audiobooked it while I baked up more holiday orders today! This evening I'm planning to finish an ARC ...and possibly my re-read of Where the Red Fern Grows!

Suet624 Yum! 2mo
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My third grader is reading this in school and I decided I should re-read so we can cry together 😭

AmyG Yep 2mo
SamAnne Oh this book had such an impact on me when I was a kid! 2mo
kyraleseberg @SamAnne Same!! I'm enjoying my re-read and hearing my daughter's thoughts on her first read! It's so amazing to have these discussions with her, I'm so thankful she loves reading! 2mo
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Acts of Violet | Margarita Montimore
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This feels embarrassingly accurate 🤣
But I'm the one who decided to open an in-home bakery during the holiday season sooooo... 👩🏼‍🍳
I'm surviving on coffee + audiobooks in the kitchen these days. Just finished the tagged book and... Meh. 🤷‍♀️ It wanted to be a Daisy Jones with magicians instead of a rock band but it veered off on a sci fi tangent that felt kinda random.

Suet624 I hope you can find sometime to relax. 2mo
kyraleseberg @Suet624 Thanks, I'll definitely be making time!! It's a busy season but one I'm so grateful for 🥰 2mo
Reggie Lol, much luck to you on this venture! 🍀 2mo
kyraleseberg @Reggie Thank you so much!! 2mo
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I'm Glad My Mom Died | Jennette McCurdy
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I've had a libby hold on this for a while and didn't expect it to come through for months 😳 so I was surprised when I got the notice yesterday. Listening today while I do Thanksgiving prep!

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He was delightful! Obviously I opted for the audio since he narrated 😁

swishandflick His passing made me so sad! 😭 3mo
Scochrane26 I need to listen to his books on audio. I‘ve read both but would love to hear his voice. 3mo
kyraleseberg @swishandflick Me too! He made a huge impression on me as a little kid watching Designing Women! He was always so genuine. 3mo
kyraleseberg @Scochrane26 I highly recommend, he did a fantastic job, of course! 3mo
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I'm about half way through this #NetGalley #ARC and while there's nothing groundbreaking here, it's beautifully written and totally relatable.

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Getting spooky with baking this week 👻

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My daughter asked for a Stranger Things inspired Halloween photo this year 🖤🥰

Bklover This is great!! 3mo
kyraleseberg @Bklover Thanks! It was super fun to make! 3mo
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My daughter and I both had some awesome book mail last week from publishers! We're excited to review our respective books 🎉

wanderinglynn Great photo! 3mo
kyraleseberg @wanderinglynn 🖤 Thank you! 3mo
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Chasing the Boogeyman | Richard Chizmar
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Impulse checkout at the library and I'm breezing through!

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Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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Y'ALL I'M SCREAMING.
My most anticipated book just showed up in my inbox 😍 It's like Christmas!!!!!

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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I enjoyed the first part of the book ...then it became a chore and I bailed at 30% because I could not deal with the college girls fawning over an older man so full of himself I wanted to barf and it was headed toward an S&M cult.
Like, that escalated quickly. But not in a good way (and not because of kink, which I don't mind)

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The Last Housewife: A Novel | Ashley Winstead
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I'm invested in this story but I've read some reviews and wish that I hadn't because now I'm waiting for it to become ridiculous.
🤞this doesn't ruin the book for me ☹️

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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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I'm just a bit behind 🤏 on #ARCs
Excited to be starting this one today!

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Ling Ma is fantastic - I loved Severance and this short story collection seals Ma as a favorite author for me! Short stories are hit or miss for me but I loved every quirky moment with this collection!

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Enjoying this #ARC so far!

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A friend of mine has decided to take a break from beekeeping and passed her Flowhive and keeper gear down to me! I did an online beekeeping class back in 2020 and have considered getting a hive ever since. Brushing up on my bee knowledge over the winter and getting a hive in the spring 🐝🍯

Lindy Good luck 🐝🍀 5mo
Tamra What a terrific endeavor! 5mo
Reggie That‘s great. Good luck! 5mo
kyraleseberg @Lindy @Tamra @Reggie Thank you all, I'm nervous but excited!! 🤗 5mo
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"This is not a dress rehearsal before a better kind of life."

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The Marlow Murder Club | Robert Thorogood
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Hoopla is my jam these days 📖🎧👩🏼‍🎤

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Requested on NetGalley... 😬🤞

(I'm not too proud to beg 🤣)

MaleficentBookDragon I was denied! 😩 1mo
kyraleseberg @MaleficentBookDragon I'm STILL in pending purgatory 😔 so I'm sure I'll be joining the ranks of the denied soon! 1mo
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Joy is not made to be a crumb

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Not usually a fan of religious books, too often it's the author giving examples of minor inconveniences in their life to be relatable and explain how they "overcame" the obstacle with faith. This one is big on metaphors (roots, wells, water, seeds) but I'm still finding some Biblical truths that are worth remembering.

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Couldn't resist picking this up when I found it at Dollar Tree (or should we call it Buck-25 Tree now?) back in June. There were some concerning things here (Prince seemed to be grooming her from the time she was 16 😳) and some truly heartbreaking things (including the death of their newborn son) 💔 but it was an honest look at her life with a notoriously private musician.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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The only Hendrix I haven't read - found the audio on Hoopla so it'll be keeping me company on my morning walks!

Buchbeeg Make sure you check out the book too! There are some images throughout that really add to it. 6mo
kyraleseberg @Buchbeeg Good to know! Thanks! 6mo
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All Good People Here | Ashley Flowers
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Starting this ARC tonight!

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I've been reading much more slowly than usual - unfortunately I think it's because my last couple books have been duds! Luckily the tagged ARC has really grabbed my attention, just in time for my daughter to head back to school 🎒 and to can the last batch of salsa from the summer garden 🍅

EvieBee I‘ve been in the same boat, but your 💃🏻 looks amazing! 6mo
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First Born | Will Dean
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Ridiculous. Convoluted twists for the sake of surprising the reader but just make no sense. 🤦‍♀️

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I love Paul Tremblay (Head Full of Ghosts, Cabin at the End of the World), this has a great cover, the title definitely captures my attention.
Unfortunately, this story is just... boring, to be honest. 🤷‍♀️

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Just Like Home | Sarah Gailey
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Went into this knowing almost nothing because it's Gailey, I know they'll deliver! Loving the rising sense of dread and strong Shirley Jackson vibes!

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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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Suuuuuper creepy gothic horror + retelling of a Poe masterpiece + fungi + dead-eyed creeping-crawling hares + crumbling mansion. I mean, this novella has it all.

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They set up on the corner of a busy downtown Asheville street and typed up original poems on the spot!

Suet624 💕💕💕 7mo
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What Moves the Dead | T. Kingfisher
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A week in the Smokies and I managed to read two books (including the tagged) in between adventures in the city and the mountains. This trip did my heart so much good!

Dragon Beautiful spot. Sounds like a wonderful getaway 💚🐉 7mo
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First Born | Will Dean
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Returned home from vacation to this book mail 🙌

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I've had this book for ages and am late to pick it up - now I'm devouring it!

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Happy-Go-Lucky | David Sedaris
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I've been a fan of Sedaris since my teens (I still vividly remember reading Naked with tears streaming down my face from laughter) and I'm enjoying this upcoming release! His stories about his father are always so razor sharp and the ones that I remember most.

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My daughter's teacher sent this to me this morning 🥰🥰🥰
I'm so proud of her achievements this year and thrilled I have a buddy at home to talk books with 💖

DivineDiana How fantastic! 👏🏻💖📚 9mo
Suzze That‘s a great achievement! Growing bookworms is fun. ❤️ 9mo
AmyG Hooray readers! She is adorable. 🙌🏻 9mo
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Tamra Yay! 👏🏾🙌🏾 9mo
Jas16 🙌🏽📚🎉 9mo
BooksNBowls I love seeing kids with books! It reminds me of me when I was a kid! Congrats to her! I know you are so proud! 9mo
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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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Another #BlameitonLitsy library hold! The cover is gorgeous and I was immediately pulled in to the story. Can't wait to devour as much as possible this evening 🤩

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This is a #BlameitonLitsy library hold! The story drew me in, there was a slight drag for me randomly about a quarter in, but today I've been devouring it and think I'll be done before bed. This is my first Kate Quinn and it won't be my last!

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Man, Fuck This House | Brian Asman
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It always seems like a great idea until demo begins... 😬

Karisa Looks inspiring! Beautiful color scheme! 9mo
Tamra Fabulously fresh! I would need someone to make decisions for me - I‘d be stuck and never get anything done. 9mo
kyraleseberg @Karisa @Tamra Thank you both! Trying to focus on the step by step to get there because the clutter and surprises that demolition can bring makes my anxiety kick in 😩 9mo
Karisa @kyraleseberg I hear you! It always gets worse before it gets better with these types of house projects. If it turns out even half as cool as your inspo photos, it‘ll be worth it! 💗 9mo
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