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limada

limada

Joined September 2016

Knowledge is life, knowledge comes from books, therefore books are life! Breathe, write, read -- https://breathewriteread.blogspot.com/
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Oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe
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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
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All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon
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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) by Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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3 AM Epiphany by Brian Kiteley
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My Best Stories by Alice Munro
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Another Harlequin for a sleepy Sunday. I might have fulfilled my quota for the year now. 2 is enough. #05-2022

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Rescued by the Guarded Tycoon | Rosanna Battigelli
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My mom has a Harlequin subscription - she randomly passes on books that she thinks I'll enjoy or find interesting in dome way or another. So on a sleepy Sunday morning I decided this seemed like the perfect read. #04-2022

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Hex on the Beach | Melissa Marr, Jeaniene Frost, Kelley Armstrong
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I love a good short story anthology. It often adds backstory to characters from authors I love and introduces me to entirely new authors (and characters.) This particular one is the same. Three stories, by three separate authors - one I love, one I knew of, and one completely new. All three good stories, for a quick, fun read. If you like a supernatural-themed story, that is. #03-2022

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Kelley Armstrong - always a hit for me. This is the second in a duology, and wasn't exactly what I was expecting but was still a great book. #02-2022

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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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I started this in May 2021 with the goal that it would be part of the over 100 I read last year. I didn't quite get through it before January 1 but here we are. It's very descriptive so slow reading and a very long book on top. Next in the series goes on the currently reading list with the goal to complete during this year. #01-2022

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Love reliving my childhood with these Best of collections. And this one being seasonal just tops off the holiday reading list perfectly.

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Book 100, read with exactly 5 more sleeps till Christmas. It's adorable. And there's not really anything else to say.

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This one started out with promise, but by the end I found the lead character pretty annoying. Loved the kids, but the writing, especially the dialogue, was a bit stilted. I don't regret reading it, but its definitely not a favourite.

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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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I didn't have high expectations for this one but I was quickly and pleasantly proven wrong. It was exactly what I was looking for when I picked it up as a quick, and fun, holiday read. This is honestly a great little rom-com of a novel. I was attached to the characters and despite a fantastical plot theme, it was realistic. Totally recommend this. Will read again next holiday.

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This is such a great seasonal romance read. It's not hard to figure out where it's headed but it's a little different and the characters are engaging. I'll definitely keep this handy for a re-read next holiday.

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Last two books of the Roald Dahl collection completed. I remember the Esio Trot story but I don't think I'd ever read Billy before.

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Because It's Christmas | Kathryn Shay
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#94-2021 - read this through kobo just because it was handy and seasonal. Not a bad little book. Apparently it's part 9f a series but I didn't need the first one to read this so that was good.

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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On the final stretch of completing the Roald Dahl box set. Two more to go now.

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Will | Will Smith
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This seemed to take forever to read. Not in the "I hated it, so I had to force myself to keep reading" kind of way, but it just feels like I've been reading forever. It was good. I learned some interesting things about Will Smith. I also learned some things about how experience bias works.

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A Psalm of Storms and Silence | Roseanne A. Brown
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Solid conclusion to what began in A Song of Wraiths and Ruin. No disappointment here.

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I have only limited memories of Woolworth's and their lunch counter but this book brings all of those to mind. The author comes from my hometown and so I know a lot of the inspiration comes from the Woolworth's I knew. It's a sweet story, full of memory, love and a little sadness.

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Going Solo | Roald Dahl
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Definitely not as frivolous or quirky as Boy, but you can still see highlights of the same wit and shadows of ideas that might work into a story one day.

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I don't know whether Dahl had an interesting childhood that sparked his imagination and creativity, or whether his imagination and creativity is what made the story of his childhood interesting. Either way, fun "biographical" book.

megnews I enjoyed this a lot. You could really see his story inspirations in his experiences. 3mo
limada I agree. Even in tiny things you can see where a story started. What an interesting mind he had. 3mo
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Working my way through the final few books in the Roald Dahl box set. #nostalgia

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Thor's Serpents | K. L. Armstrong, M. A. Marr
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Third and final book in The Blackwell Pages by K.L. Armstrong (aka Kelley Armstrong) and Melissa Marr. Great little trilogy aimed at early teens, and translateable to anyone with some interest in a story based in Norse mythology. It was a satisfying conclusion, though the Epilogue was a little abrupt.

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Odin's Ravens | K. L. Armstrong, M. A. Marr
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Second in The Blackwell Pages trilogy. I'm in it now so I'm off to start the third book to know how it ends.

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Not sure why this doesn't seem to have posted last week when I actually finished it but I loved this book. I grew up watching Richie Cunningham and my parents referenced Opie Taylor. To know that despite the work Ron and Clint actually did kind of have a normal childhood is really cool. They're just guys who happen to be entertainers.

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Just a collection of quotes, one for each day of the year, from the seven original Harry Potter novels. But surrounded by the beautiful drawings of Jim Kay. (Kind of a HP money grab, but it is a beautiful book for a fan collection.)

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Loved this book. Anyone who's ever wondered what it might be like to have a conversation with Dave Grohl should read this. It's casual and introspective and so down to earth. I wish there was more.

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It really is true that you don't know what you don't know. I knew Anderson Cooper was the son of Gloria Vanderbilt. But except for the bits I had already learned from their book together I had no idea the insanity that was the Vanderbilt legacy. I suspect this book only scratches the surface.

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I'm not usually a poetry reader but something about Misha Collins being the poet made me want to read this. I wasn't disappointed. I'll be more likely to try a bit more now. Ranging from witty to sad and both in combination these poems are incredibly real and relatable.

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Loki's Wolves | Melissa Marr, K L Armstrong
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First installment in The Blackwell Pages complete. I'm interested to see how the rest of the mythology is incorporated into this story.

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Learning to ask myself "what is essential?" And eliminating everything else.

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A unique trip through the female experience in the music industry. With personal notes from some serious heavy hitters in the industry who might be overlooked due to their gender alone. But anyone with an appreciation for music should appreciate these musicians, and this book.

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One of the most random television shows my dad ever took a liking to was The Supervet. I guess it was the technical aspect of it that probably drew him in, but it was the stories and the hope that got my attention. This book is more of the same. Joel's personal story to becoming the Supervet and how and why he keeps it up.

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Been meaning to read this for a while, because Leah and her exit from Scientology spurred my interest in Scientology's policies and practices. I've learned a lot and none of it has changed my opinion about this so-called religion.

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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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For an entirely spur of the moment purchase, this book was well worth the cost. I would have had no idea what I was missing, but it definitely would have been missed.

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What a wonderful follow-up to a first novel. I'm sure Hank always knew this was going to be two books but it couldn't have been a more satisfying and to a fabulous saga.

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There are some gorgeous photos in this book. And JT has a few great insights that I wouldn't have expected. But don't expect a brilliant philosopher.

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I had no expectations going into this but I would have been blown away even if I had. What a great book; so many themes and thoughts and ways to reflect on different perspectives. Definitely loved it.

GondorGirl I'm listening to this one right now and it's really blowing my mind! 5mo
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I loved Archie comics as a kid, and somewhere along the way I managed to give away all of the many, many digests and double digests that my mom and dad let me get from the grocery store check out lines. This collection takes me back to those days. Such great memories.

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I wasn't sure what to think when I found out Fergie had written a novel. But I was intrigued. And especially on learning that it has background in her personal history. This is a delightful novel, in the style of a classic Victorian, but much easier to read.

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I love the way John Green' s mind works. He's great at stringing together a young adult fiction, but even better at making seemingly unrelated bits of random information into a coherent story that actually teaches you something.

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Open Book | Jessica Simpson
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I've never really been a Jessica Simpson fan, but I'm glad I read this. It made me realize I should give her more credit for being who she is. I know, this is her side of all the stories but that's the whole point, isn't it? We've all got our stories. And that's what makes us who we are.

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February reading leans into #Blackhistorymonth #amreading #books #reading

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Mini Shopaholic: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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And for something a little lighter (even though I physically hate the main character)...

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Mini Shopaholic: A Novel | Sophie Kinsella
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#Januarystack. I got a little behind on my posting but got well ahead in the reading. Lots of interesting things this month, and reorganizing found lots of interesting things ahead in the TBR.

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This is adorable. People are weird.

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Let It Snow: Three Holiday Stories | John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
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With no snow in sight, today's goal is to finish these stories.

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Finishing this one up today before I finish the Christmas decorating. What? It makes complete sense right?

britt_brooke Loved this one! 14mo
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Not being am American, I can't say RBG had a huge impact on my life politically, but her story is so inspiring and motivating that I can't help but be impacted personally.

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Rainy Sunday morning seems the perfect time to finish reading about the history of the Scottish highlanders from the perspective of a couple of (sometimes drunk) Scots. #SamandGraham #clanlands #outlander

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Book three In the Little Box of Happiness. I've really enjoyed the Little Book of Hygge and the Little Book of Lykke. They make me want to make changes in my life, my community. I'm ruminating on how to do that as I start The Art of Making Memories.

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He's not joking when he says the book is about awkward thoughts. Awkward for him. Awkward as a white reader. Who knows, but definitely awkward. Great book though.

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Making time to make a little more room for Joy. This one is personal because the author is a childhood friend. Love hearing the version of her I remember in the words, even if we've both been through a lot since then.

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