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Migrations: A Novel | Charlotte McConaghy
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"According to Mam, inside the pages of a novel lived the only beauty offered up by the world."

Just starting this sad, but fascinating, futuristic tale where global warming has caused the extinction of even more animal life than what we have already lost. #MothersDay #MayMoms

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect ❤️ 2mo
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The Tobacco Wives | Adele Myers
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Charmed so far by this story of a young girl sent to live with her Aunt Etta who sews for wealthy tobacco families. Maddie designs and sews her own clothes. Her fashion skills reminded me of the 2017 Sylvia Plath exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery that included Sylvia's own handmade #paper dolls. #PoetryMatters and Plath was a master of it. Quote is from her jounals. @TheSpineView
@chrissyreadit I see you were just there!

TheSpineView 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
Chrissyreadit Yes- but I did not see this exhibit! I‘m upset that I missed it! 3mo
lynneamch @Chrissyreadit Unfortunately, it was temporary. 3mo
Chrissyreadit Oh! Then I don‘t feel as oblivious. I love that museum. We saw so many great exhibits yesterday. 3mo
DivineDiana I did see that Sylvia Plath exhibit, but do not remember the paper dolls! 2mo
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Beloved | Toni Morrison
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Beloved named by Bookriot as 1 of "20 most influential historical fiction books of all time." Pic of Toni Morrison from a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. #WeRemember #ToniMorrison @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Reposting from @eggs. Great challenges for April. March was super fun. Thanks to all of you who set these up. @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheSpineView @Klou

TheSpineView Thanks! 😊 3mo
Klou Thank you!+ 3mo
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The Engineer's Wife | Tracey Enerson Wood
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Based on historical research, Emerson Wood honors Emily Roebling who led the construction of the Brooklyn #Bridge after her engineer husband was injured. The Suffragist movement and P.T. Barnum are also integral to this story that needs to be told. Pic from earier this week. Leaving NYC tomorrow. Lovely trip with my high school senior granddaughter. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Love everything about this💗💗 3mo
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Scorpica | G.R. Macallister
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Fascinating matriarchal world with magicians, warriors, queens, temples & the Daybreak #Palace that "gleamed golden, its sandstone curves and columns hewn from the smooth mountainside, its spires and arches soaring. Its front gate loomed in shadow." Pic of the entrance to the Brooklyn Public #Library where we found Scorpica on the "New SciFi/Fantasy" shelf. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs @theladygreer

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🏰 3mo
Eggs Beautiful 🤩 3mo
theladygreer Love it! 💕💕💕 3mo
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Breaking my usual approach of only posting on books I've read, but this one seems worth it. Historical & present day stories that need to be told. Pic of very different kind of Alabama #bus: the band's tour bus at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🚌📚🙌🏻 3mo
Eggs Love this🧡 3mo
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Although my name is spelled with a Y instead of an i, I've always felt a connection to Linnea. At the Met today. #Garden #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

LeahBergen How cool! 3mo
vlwelser I love that book. So fun. 3mo
TheBookHippie I love that book we read it every month! 3mo
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BarbaraBB Very nice!! 3mo
Eggs Beautiful post 🌼🌿💚 3mo
lynneamch Thank you @Eggs I'm having a great time with this challenge. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💚 3mo
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Old School | Tobias Wolff
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Loved this coming-of-age-plus story, much of which focuses on writing competions at a boys prep school in the 1960s. Imagine the excitement & anticipation of meeting Robert Frost, Ayn Rand, or Hemmingway if your poem or story is deemed worthy. Similar themes of teenage challenges and ethical choices in this Broadway musical we get to see this afternoon! #BoardingSchool #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Love this❤️👏🏻❤️ 3mo
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Circus A master of publicity and promtion, P.T., Barnum made a #circus of curiousities, both genuine and fake The marriage and life of General and Mrs Tom Thumb is revealed as both in this fascinating #historical fiction. Background pic of Freekshow wine at Costco. Haven't tried it yet. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect!! 🎪 3mo
Eggs Great collage!! 🎪🐘🤡 3mo
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The White City is the Columbian Exposition designed by leading Gilded Age architects for the 1893 World''s #Fair in Chicago. The Devil is Dr. Henry H. Holmes, who designs a nearby hotel with a dissection table, a gas chamber, and a crematorium. Yikes! These true stories are woven into Larson's best. Pic of Holmes Medical Museum above The Book Exchange in Foley, AL is NOT about the same man. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

jlhammar Love Erik Larson! Fantastic book. 3mo
Eggs Love Erik Larson books 📚 🥰 3mo
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A Northern Light | Jennifer Donnelly
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Mattie takes a job at an upscale, yet #RemoteInn in the Adirondacks. The body of another young woman is pulled from the lake & Mattie is faced with keeping or sharing her secrets. In flashbacks we learn about both women. Especially touching is Mattie's relationship with a childhood friend, an African-American boy, with whom she shares a love of learning new words. Pic of a few word games in the house.#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Great pairing and post 💗📚👍🏼 3mo
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The Edge of Lost | Kristina Mcmorris
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Almost twenty years after arriving in New York from Dublin, an Irish immigrant is planning his escape from Alcatraz. His concern for the mistreated 10-year-old daughter of a prison guard makes for a complex, fascinating story from one coast to the other. Pic of Statue of Liberty from Governor's Island. #Prison #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Eggs Sounds so good! 3mo
UwannaPublishme Liberty! My fave landmark! 3mo
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Crunch Time: A Novel of Suspense | Diane Mott Davidson
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Kind of ran out of steam on the Goldy series, but really enjoyed the first few, and got some good recipes! So, getting back into it with audio of this one. Not easy to choose, but "nine adorable Beagle puppies" got me. Pic of #bakery goodies from Patisserie Poupon in Washington DC. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Nice 🥐🧡🧁 3mo
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Ordinary Grace: A Novel | William Kent Krueger
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William Kent Kreuger writes moving stories about people and places in the US Midwest, full of wisdom and compassion. MC Frankie's father is a Methodist minister. Not a part of the Cork O"Connor series, but a mystery set in New Breman, Minnesota. Pic of St. Boniface #Church in New Vienna, Iowa, as we passed through on a dreary day. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Loved this book, connected me to my Minnesota roots ❤️❤️ 3mo
jlhammar My favorite WKK! 3mo
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Loved reminiscing with Lillian Boxfish walking past places I've visited. Pic of the New York skyline from the Brooklyn side. Lucky to be headed back there next week.#Skyscraper #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

jlhammar Great pick! Really enjoyed this book. 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Excellent choice!! 3mo
marleed I loved this book. I have two copies and can‘t quite donate either one because I love the cover art as much as the story! 3mo
lynneamch @marleed Totally understandable! 3mo
Eggs Loved this book too❤️❤️ 3mo
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The Plot | Jean Hanff Korelitz
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Arrogant student claims he doesn't need Jake's help beacause his plot is so good. Reminded me of a student who told me that revision or editing would destroy his original thoughts that came directly from his soul. Pic of a stage on the #campus of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa where they host a Writers' Festival for authors and readers. I was lucky enough to see Jane Hamilton & Erik Larson there. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🏫📚👏🏻 3mo
Eggs Wonderful 📝📚🏫 3mo
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Really enjoyed audio of this gripping thriller. Chris is a #litsyauthor who posts about what he is reading as well as his own books. Looking forward to his new one, The Lioness, in May. Follow him at @ChrisBohjalian #Airplane #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs So good ✈️😱🤩 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So pretty 💙✈️ 3mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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So many great #bookstore #SavvySettings to choose from. Appreciated how this author had her MC work in a bookstore where the owner is named Louise, as Louise Erdrich does in fact own a boostore: Birchbark Books and Native Arts in Minneapolis, MN. Pic of this most inviting bookstore/bar in Asheville, NC: the Battery Park Book Exchange @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

jlhammar Love Louise Erdrich. Great pick! 3mo
Eggs Love this 3mo
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Girl in Disguise | Greer Macallister
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Love historical fiction that brings strong women from the past into new awareness. Did you know Kate Warne, the first female Pinkerton detective, thwarted an early assassination attempt on Lincoln as they traveled by #train to his first inauguration? Pic of subway train at the Transportation Museum in NYC. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs 🖤 🚊 💙 3mo
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Gripping mystery with good questions about preserving original manuscripts versus damaging them through labratory dating methods. Pic of Thomas Hughes Free Public #Library opened in 1883 in Rugby, Tennessee, now part of the historic village. The original collection of books of over 7000 volumes, dating from 1687 to 1899, remains intact. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 📚👏🏻 3mo
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Monk of Mokha | Dave Eggers
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Fascinating true story of fledgling entrepreneur Mokhtar Alkhanshali who travels around Yemen searching for unique coffee beans to bring back to the US and gets caught in their civil war. Interesting history about Yemen and coffee! Collage of lattes I've enjoyed in various cafes. #Cafe #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

jlhammar Sounds really good! Great collage. Now I want a latte. 3mo
lynneamch @jhammer Me too. And there's something special about a real cup, not paper. 3mo
Eggs Sounds fascinating 🙌🏻☕️🤎 3mo
fictionaddictbooks Beautiful collage @lynneamch 3mo
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Feed | M.T. Anderson
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#OuterSpace. Teens go to the moon for Spring Break and meat is grown in fields. Loved listeniing to this when we were just beginning to get such easy access to information through technology. Scary how prescient this book was. Highly recommend audio that made it seem like I had a computer in my head just like the characters. Spring breakers arriving here at the beach. Time for us snowbirds to head home.#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤩 👍🏻📚 4mo
Kimzey But don‘t you want to stay on for the Alabama summer? 😊🥵 4mo
Eggs Great choice 4mo
lynneamch @Kimzey No thanks, but it was tempting knowing there was snow in Tennessee. 😏 4mo
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Have you ever had very little recollection of a book that you read? This one is in my Overdrive history and Litsy tells me I gave it a pick so . . . I guess I liked it. Pic of ai little shop in Alabama. No word on whether it has a ghost. #HauntedHouse
.#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Cute cover! 4mo
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Woman 99: A Novel | Greer Macallister
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In the late 1800s, Goldengrove was promoted as a #hospital where mental illness could be cured with innovative treatment. Charlotte doesn't believe her sister Phoebe belongs there so fakes her own illness in order to rescue her. But, first Charlotte has to find her. Loved it! I don't have a picture of such a place, but I do have a pic of the author at a library event! .#SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

EvieBee Sounds great! I saw this was part of the monthly Kindle deal but wasn‘t sure I should buy or check out from the library. Sold! Just one-clicked. 4mo
Eggs 🏥 ❤️😳 4mo
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Peace Like a River | Leif Enger
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If only all humans could learn the lesson of the futility of the "escalation of retaliation" so heartbreakingly rendered by Leif Enger. I am fortunate to be able to experience peaceful sunsets on theTennessee #river. May peace be with us all and soon. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful photo 🌅 4mo
jlhammar Great book! Lovely photo. 4mo
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The Tender Bar: A Memoir | J. R. Moehringer
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Of course, the book was better than the movie, but the memoir is a kind look back at relationships J.R. formed with the men at the #pub as he grew up with a mostly absent and always unreliable father. I must have been about 5 or 6 when my dad's buddies would set me up on the bar and bring me treats while my dad took his turn bowling. Pic of our nearby hole-in'the-wall dive with great food!.
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Leftcoastzen I absolutely love this book! Liked the movie. 4mo
Eggs It‘s stacked 👏🏻👌🏼📚 4mo
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Known as the most haunted place in Alabama, Fort Morgan is not truly a #dungeon, but it did put me in mind of the Pit of Despair. Fortunately, Wesltey was rescued and Miracle Max had the cure. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Perfection 👍🏼🤗 4mo
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A naive fascination with bio'luminescence, x-rays, and early photography ultimately lead Fos and Opal to work at Oak Ridge National #Laboratory during the development of the atom bomb. Highly recommend! Pic of scupture outside American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where the story of the secret city is told. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

jlhammar I hadn't heard of that book before. Sounds really good! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Sounds good!! 4mo
Eggs Awesomeness! 4mo
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Overstory | Richard Powers
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While researching and writing this powerful novel, Powers moved to East Tennessee and decided to stay. He opened my eyes and soul to the understanding of how the lives of trees and humans are so deeply intertwined. Pic is highway heading to the Great Smokey #Mountains #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Gorgeous photo 👏🏻🏔❤️ 4mo
lynneamch Thanks @Eggs This is really a fun challenge. I'm enjoying looking through my pics and Litsy ""Books Read" list to pair up. 4mo
Eggs Well you are doing so well with your pairings! A pleasure to read/view 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love going to those mountains 🏔 🤍 4mo
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Loved this twisty tale. Pic of sunset on #Lake St. Clair where I grew up playing with crawdads. #Mittenlitten #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Fr3NcHtOaSt I love this book. Easily a top pick for me. I went though it in 2 days. 4mo
jlhammar Great book! 4mo
Eggs How wonderful 💦 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this one 🧡 4mo
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Wide Sargasso Sea | Jean Rhys
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I'm reminded I should reread this masterpiece, Rhys's imaginative take on the madwoman in the #attic from Charlotte Brontë‘s Jane Eyre. Pic of Mobile Bay off the Gulf of Mexico, which Google tells me is a "sea" of the Atlantic Ocean. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

KathyWheeler Weird. I live by Mobile Bay but I never really thought of the Gulf as a “sea” of the Atlantic, but I guess it is. 4mo
jlhammar Good one! Love this book. 4mo
Eggs Perfect 🤩 4mo
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Out of the Dust | Karen Hesse
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Reading this all-the-feels story of a young girl growing up on a #farm during the 1930s dust bowl years in the US, beautifully written in free-verse. Thank you @Talewaggingreads . You told me I would enjoy it. You know me. Pic of today's walk beside the sand dunes at the wildlife refuge. #Newberry #Scholastic #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 📚 4mo
Eggs Great book 📚 👏🏻 4mo
mandarchy This is such a good book. I read it several years ago and it has never left me. Now you need to read Aleutian Sparrow. 4mo
lynneamch Thank you @mandarchy Sounds fascinating. 4mo
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Frenchman's Creek | Daphne Du Maurier
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Audiowalking along the beach. Lady Dona leaves her husband in London and arrives at the country estate in Cornwall. Cleaning has been neglected and she says the house smells like a #graveyard. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Ah the beach 🏖!! Well done 👍🏼 4mo
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The Arctic Fury | Greer Macallister
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"In the front row sit the survivors." This evocative first line sets up a chilling tale. In 1854, Virginia Reeve stands trial for the murder of rich & spoiiled Caprice Collins, one of the adventurous women who failed to return from their quest to discover Sir John Franklin's lost expedition. Macallister keeps us on edge in the #courtroom & the frigid North, amid the specter of The Very Bad Thing. #SavvySettings @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Sounds awesome and love that cover💙❄️💜 4mo
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Scorpica | G.R. Macallister
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Serendipity! How could I NOT order the "Long Live the Queen" specialty drink to sip while reading about the Five Queendoms in Scorpica? "A strong blend of Queen of Berries fruit tisane and elderberries, sweetened with antioxidant-rich local honey and Vitamin C." Love the creative staff at the Copper Kettle Teabar and this author @theladygreer

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These Precious Days | Ann Patchett
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I have little connection to Ukraine as my father's parents left Kyiv for the US in the early 1900s. But still, there is an extra tug at my heartstrings aching for those caught in the current crisis. As I enjoy lunch and tea with one dear friend, savoring this book recommended by another, I bask in our good fortune and vow to cherish "these precious days." May you find opportunity to do the same if you are able. #bookandtea

kspenmoll So well said. My heart goes out to you & yours.💕 4mo
lynneamch Thank you @kspenmoll 4mo
Chrissyreadit ❤️ 4mo
Talewaggingreads Indeed! So very grateful for your kind and gracious presence @lynneamch over these many years. Here's to many more cups of tea, good conversations and great books. ❤️📚🫖 4mo
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Scorpica | G.R. Macallister
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Tonight! 2-23-22 on Friends and Fiction: 7:00 ET is V.E.Schwab and Macallister at 8. I watch on YouTube live. They always have great authors and fun insider interviews every Wednesday and all are archived to watch any time. Super review from @BarbaraTheBibliophage

KathyWheeler I love Friends and Fiction. 4mo
lynneamch @KathyWheeler So good, right? Watching so many great authors kept me sane during the pandemic when in-person events were canceled. 4mo
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Looking forward to this series out today. I got to hear Rachel tell her story at her first book event in 2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She was a little nervous and very charming and believable in front of her hometown audience of former teachers, neighbors, and friends. It looks like her scam victim story doesn't show up until episode 6. I know she got a good book deal, but hope she gets more from this show for all she went through.

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"What makes a life, Sam Waxworth sometimes wondered--self or circumstance?"

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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Can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this take on the collecting of quotations that informed the definitions in the first Oxford English #Dictionary and words that were left out. If you find the summary in the database intriguing, you won't be disappointed in the book. One of my top ten of 2021. Fun to follow with the movie (also a book) "The Professor and the Madman" which focuses on one of the volunteers who provides potential definitions.

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Scorpica | G.R. Macallister
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#SundaySoapbox
Scorpica-G.R. Macallister (& all her historical fiction as Greer Macallister)
The Dictionary of Lost Words-Pip Williams
Everything by the following authors, especially these titles:
The Poisonwood Bible -Barbara Kingsover
The Vanishiing Act of Esme Lenox-Maggie O'Farrell
Ordinary Grace -William Kent Kreuger
The Exiles-Christine Baker Kline
The Dollhouse-Fiona Davis
She's Come Undone-Wally Lamb
Truth and Beauty-Ann Patchett

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Fiona and Wally! Have you read ? It‘s so good! 6mo
lynneamch Yes! Did you notice all his titles are song lyrics? @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I've read all but the one where he introduces the essays of the women he taught who are incarcerated. I do want to read those. I got to see him speak in NYC on the pub night of 6mo
JuniperWilde Love Maggie O‘F too. Hamnet was my least favourite but it was brilliantly written. 6mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @lynneamch no!! Thank you for pointing that out!! 🎵 6mo
JuniperWilde @lynneamch I haven‘t heard of Fiona David. I do love Ann P and BK, too. Great selection. 5mo
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Far from Here: A Novel | Nicole Baart
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Having lived in Iowa for 30 years, I enjoy reading authors who claim #Iowa as their home state, especially littens @rachelm & @theladygreer (pic from a visit a few years ago). This story is part Iowa, part Alaska. Ten years of marriage, a missing husband, an affair, a neighborly pastor, complicated sister relationships culminate in a life altering decision. A little bit "Hallmarky" for me, but epilogue would initiate good bookclub discussion.

sprainedbrain Totally knew that was Iowa (home) before I started reading. 😂 6mo
rachelm Ooo! Yay! 6mo
theladygreer Right, @sprainedbrain? The squares. 6mo
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Some holiday shopping today while visiting Naperville, Illinois: Anderson's #indie bookstore, Penzey's Spices (Embrace #Hope), and Adagio Teas. Calling it a great afternoon.

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Renegades: Born in the USA | Barack Obama, Bruce Springsteen
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The book is based on the transcripts of the conversations /podcasts of Bruce and President Obama, but it is so much more. Hand-edited versions of landmark speeches, highlighted moving lyrics, and culture-relevant photographs all remind me of why I first fell in love with Bruce, and then Barack.
HOPE, indeed.

KathyWheeler That podcast was fabulous! I‘m not a person who listens much to podcasts, but I listened to all of that. I didn‘t know there was a book. 7mo
lynneamch @KathyWheeler I don't listen to podcasts much either, but this made me want to, rather than reading the transcripts. The pictures really set the tone for each chapter. 7mo
KathyWheeler @lynneamch You should listen to it. It‘s great. 7mo
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Sad news today of Robert Bly's passing, yet fond recollections of teaching Interpersonal Communication courses using his poetry many years ago. Heatfelt condolences to his family. He is the father of our own #litsyauthor @EloisaJames (Mary Bly). Photo and link to his obituary from AP.
https://www.aol.com/news/prominent-minnesota-poet-writer-robert-192038306-223807...

lynneamch #Poet Robert Bly born on this day, December 23, as noted by the Writer's Almanac, featuring the #poem "The Call Away." 6mo
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The Chocolatier | Jan Moran
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A fun read with scenes of #Italy, infused with romance and #chocolate. Perfect timing to finish it up while enjoying a special Halloween treat from L. A. Burdick, courtesy of my daughter. Bonus: a versatile truffle recipe at the end of the book. Yum!

kspenmoll Chocolate!!!! 8mo
DivineDiana What a spectacular treat! 🖤 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Spooky chocolates 🖤 8mo
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The Nick Adams Stories | Ernest Hemingway
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Spent a lovely morning in Petoskey, Michigan yesterday by the Ernest Hemingway statue in the park. Really need to read his Nick Adams stories set in the area. #MittenLitten

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Honoring Alex Haley on his birthday today. Pics are from his farm in Clinton, TN when my bookclub was meeting there in person. Looking forward to getting back sometime soon. The farm is the current home of the Langston Hughes Library and the Children's Defense Fund. The Clinton 12 were the first students to desegregate a state-sponsored school in the American South in 1956. So much history still to be recognized and taught.

MicheleinPhilly What an amazing spot for your book club meeting! 11mo
DrexEdit Very cool! I will always remember watching Roots as a kid. I don‘t think I‘ve ever read the book though! 11mo
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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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J.P. Morgan's personal #librarian is sobered by her mother's cautionary advice to her #daughter Belle: ". . . this is about the future and what my world will be if I dare to fly too close to the sun." Marie Benedict's best #histfic yet and she's clear that she couldn't have written it without Victoria Christopher Murray. Russell Whiting's Icarus statue overlooks the Tennessee River in Chattanooga. Pic from our recent visit.#QuotsyAug21 @Tk-421

TK-421 Great quote & photo! 11mo
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