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myellenbee

myellenbee

Joined October 2016

retired nurse, grandma, lover of books, crochet and animals.
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Ninth House | Leigh Bardugo
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This was such a good book! I couldn't put it down. This is the story of Alex Stern, a freshman at Yale. She is a high school dropout from LA, but recruited to be in the Ninth House. But why her? Ninth house monitors the 8 secret societes. They are more than the rich and powerful, they wield magic. Alex is overwhelmed trying to keep up with her studies and her ninth house responsibilities.
And then things really get busy!
TW rape, drugs, murder

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Fun day at the library book sale!

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1. Loved it!
2. Turquoise
3. It's a toss up. Playing detective all week on a mold smell in the bathroom, recaulking, cleaning walls and drain. OR visiting family in Blufton SC to swim in 80° ocean the same weekend as Jstin Beber's and Hailey Baldwin's
wedding which for some reason I wasn't invited to😃. We didnt see them but our hotel had the flower crew.
4. Yes, I can do both.
5. Will do! Happy Friday! #friyayintro @annkuch13 @howjessreads

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Dancing on Barbed Wire | Jerry Craven, Andrew Geyer, Terry Dalrymple
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This was such beautiful amazing book! So much more than short story collection. There are 3 authors, 3 sections, and a novella at the end to tie things together. Each author starts one section and all 3 write tie in stories. One author then ends the section with a flash fiction. The authors are not identified it is intended for the reader to figure it out from the styles. There are connecting threads through out. So poignant and beautiful.

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#mondaymorningbeverage coffee and bed head.

dariazeoli Hope you had a good Monday! 2mo
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To Helvetica and Back | Paige Shelton
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Got 4 books for $10 at an outlet mall! Found a new (for me) series by Paige Shelton and one of the few Asimov books I dont have.

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"It's easier to believe the most outlandish lie that confirms what you suspect than the most obvious truth that denies it. "

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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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Biverson12 Spooky cover! 👻 added to my stack ☺️ 2mo
myellenbee @Biverson12 that's great! It's such a good book. I think it is much better than his The Last Unicorn. 2mo
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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Ghost Summer: Stories | Tananarive Due
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#7covers7days #coverlove
Day 4
I know we are just posting covers without comment but this watercolor like cover gives the perfect ambiance of the book.

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Pest Control | Bill Fitzhugh
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#7covers7days
Day 2
I tag @annkuch13 to give it a go.

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"I've been collecting bugs since I was ten; it's the only way I can stop their whispers. Sticking a pin through the gut of an insect shuts it up pretty quick. "
So starts the first paragraph of the book. That first sentence was enough to make me read the book. I wasn't disappointed.

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@Biverson12 Thank you for tagging me for #7days7covers #coverlove. Day 1

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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#wondrouswednesday
1. 22
2. Mountains
3. Ireland and the Canary Islands
4. Middle Earth
@Eggs

Eggs Quite a traveler you are! Thanks for playing 👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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This book was SO good! I stayed up till 4 am to finish it. I cant remember the last time I did that. When I finished I was shocked at the time, I had no idea how long I had been reading. Oops. There were so many surprises and it was so suspenseful I couldn't put it down. I can't give detais because I'd hate to spoil anything. I'll be going to the library today forRuth Ware's other books!

Bookworm1987 This is the only book of hers I havent read. 2mo
Bookworm1987 Loved all her other books though so i'm sure i'll enjoy this one. 2mo
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The Thief of Venice | Jane Langton
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1. The Theif of Venice by Jane Langton
2. Hot and dry. 95° not sure where September weather went, near 100s heat indexes for a week.
3. First date where my date brought a guy friend as moral support, I must have been intimidating?
4. 3 grown kids, 5 grandchildren, two cats.
5. Will do!
#Friyayintro @howjessreads

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Dancing on Barbed Wire | Jerry Craven, Andrew Geyer, Terry Dalrymple
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1. Both but coffee to wake up, tea to relax.
2. Mostly fiction
3. Definitely light
4. Cats all the way!
5. Oracle sounds very interesting.
6. Practice
7. Plants
8. North- earth and home
#Basicwitchswap

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1. Ulysses by James Joyce
2. The Harry Potter series
3. Too many, all the books...
4. Unbelievable-My Front Row seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katie Tur . 4
5 #annkuch13 , # BookishGirl06 #stillsearchingforCarmenSanDiego
#wondrouswednesday

ImperfectCJ If you decide to tackle Ulysses, check out the tagged book. I was ready to toss Ulysses across the room until I found Campbell's analysis to read alongside it. 3mo
myellenbee @ImperfectCJ Thanks for the suggestion I'll keep it in mind. My dad loved James Joyce was kind of a scholar on him. I'd be reading it in his memory so might need the help. 3mo
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Star Trek Reader | James Blish, Gene Roddenberry
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I'm bailing. It's not that it's not a good book . It's just that it's the written story of the actual Star Trek episodes. It's written narratively not a screen play, but is exactly the stories from the show. So I know what will happen.

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In Our Time | Ernest Hemingway
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#SummersEndReadathon. I'm well on my way with the readathon. Started and finished Hemingway's In Our Time. Finished Of Books and Bagpipes by Paige Shelton. And am listening to Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman.

Clwojick 👏 👏 👏 3mo
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I really liked this book. It was an intricate mystery with a good ending explanation. Delaney is an American working as a researcher at an antique bookstore in Scotland. She finds a dead body on a errand to pick up a book. There is a lot of Scottish history and atmosphere. Turns out it is book 2 in a series so I'm starting The Cracked Spine book 1 now🙂. Ironically on my wish list is book 4 before I even tried this author.

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Little Tiny Teeth | Aaron J. Elkins
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Hello Thursday
1. Those oatmeal peanut butter no bake cookies I could eat the whole batch myself.
2. I will never get tired of all the Harry Potter movies especially the first one.
3. Any cozy mystery.
4. As much time to myself to read with no phone calls or interruptions.
5. Will do! 👌
# HelloThursday

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Silenced: A Cybil Lewis Novel | Nicole Givens Kurtz
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This is a woman PI mystery. It takes place about 150 years in the future, in the American Territories. The USA has broken up. There are just fleeting references to the cause. The story follows Cybil Lewis and her assistant Jane in their search for Jane's missing niece.
There s a nice mix advanced technology and the old that makes sense. The mystery is good and there are some very suspenseful moments. If you like J D Robb you will love this!

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#24B429 update. I got 13.5 hours of reading in . I finished If On a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, Signs Preceding the End of the World by Yri Herrera, got started on Luck in the Shadows by Lynn Flewelling and continued listening to Crown of Swords book7 of The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan. Best of all I surpassed my Goodreads goal by 2 books!

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#24B42019 This is likely more than I will finish but it's worth a try📚

Andrew65 Good luck with it. 😊👍 11mo
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This book is witty and the story is well told. I really like how the story played out. It kept me turning the pages quickly. It is the story of Korede and Aylooa, two sisters helping each other through life. Its just that one happens to be a serial killer, the other enables her. It delves deeper into sister relationships, the pretty one,the serious one...and why they are that way. There is strife, and jealousy, but more love. TW child abuse

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Look what came in the mail today! I'm excited and ready for #themistletoemurder #pdjames #buddyread

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Age of Myth | Michael J. Sullivan
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I'm only on chapter two but I'm pleased to say this book looks like it will be as amazing as The Riyria Revelations and The Riyria Chronicles!

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Laughing my head off with this one. The best Stephenie Plum so far. Looking forward to the many more.

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Fluency | Jennifer Foehner Wells
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Jane Holloway is a linguist and part of a small NASA group sent to explore a large space ship parked in the asteroid belt since 1960. The ship is apparently abandoned but the lights turn on as they dock. Jane begins to have contact with a presence on the ship. There is really cool science, icky space creatures, battles, and a little sex. The suspense lasts to the end. Great plot. I bought book 2 immediately on finishing. A must read for scifi fans

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This was a great book! A suspenseful mystery complicated enough to keep you guessing. Jake finds a dead man in her chocolate shop, the police suspect her partner Ellie. But they have 28 cheesecakes to make for July 4th with a hurricane approaching, her son is missing and her dad left the hospital on his own after a heart attack. Poignant family issues are mixed in. And don't forget the amazing chocolate! And sweet rescue dogs too. A must read!

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Buried in a Book | Lucy Arlington
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1. Relaxing, big family dinner on Labor Day, grilled burgers, dogs, corn on the cob etc. No rain expected, none for the last 2 weeks actually.
2. Buried in a Book by Lucy Arlington I've been busy trying to finish 2 library books before they are due.
3. Edisto Beach, South Carolina.
4. A sloth, it matches my energy level.
5. 96°, heat index106° in other words a normal South Carolina day.
#friyayintro. @jesshowbooks

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Midnight Riot | Ben Aaronovitch
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#HumpDayPost
1. A picture of my one week old great neice! She is amazing🐑
2. I'm reading 3. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves; Death at the Louvre by Evan Hirst; Midnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch.
3. Summers climbing trees to read in the branches all afternoon.
4. Not really, I use the library a lot, buy if I can't find a particular book.
5.I'd rather have the books and not be able to talk about them. I have to read.
@MinDea

MinDea Awww. She's beautiful! Congratulations! 1y
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Movies: Freaky Friday- Jodi Foster version, the Faculty , Fargo
Food: feta cheese, flapjacks
TV shows: Falling skys, Father Dowling mysteries
Books: Fuzzy Nation, John Scalzi; First Rider's Call, Kristen Britain; Falling in Love with Hominids, Nalo Hopkinson; Fellowship of Fear, Aarons Elkins.
#manicmonday #letterF @JoScho

JoScho Yes feta cheese! 1y
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A really good mystery! Matt flies to Cuba to marry his Cubana girlfriend only to find her murdered. They met through her Cuban food blog. Matt gets involved with trying to find the killer along with the police, the secret police and a Santeria religion leader. The daily life, culture and politics of Cuba is well described. There are several Cuban recipes too. I felt like I was in Cuba. I hope we will see more from Teresa Dovalpage!

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I put my book down to switch laundry loads only to return to Ozzie sitting on it. Apparently I've been ignoring him to finish the book. Come on Ozzie it's due tomorrow.

annkuch13 Awww 1y
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Fluency | Jennifer Foehner Wells
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1. Retired nurse
2. Working for a summer for the National Forrest Service, maintaining campgrounds etc.
3. Best job, being a mom and grandma.
4. Being paid to read and crochet.
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wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😀 1y
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After a crazy week with lots of babysitting my 3 yr old granddaughter, I'm enjoying a blessedly quiet Saturday afternoon reading.

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Just went to the library and found two new fun mysteries. Why not? I'm only reading four other books right now! I couldn't resist...at least I didn't buy them. (Yet)

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Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen
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1. My 12 yr old dog had a stroke and lost her sight.
2. She is improving and I plan on her to continue do better and better navigating the house and yard. Also my niece's baby is due on the 7th!!
3. Cray-on
4.Northanger Abbey by Jane Austin
#Friyayintro

annkuch13 Why do we pronounce crayon differently? You taught me how to talk... 1y
myellenbee Ah but you had a lot more southern influence when learning? I don't know I wondered the same thing when I saw your answer. ; ) @annkudh13 1y
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Unicorn Sonata | Peter S Beagle
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I just got this beauty in the mail, can't wait to read it!

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I love this book! And the series! This is the 3rd in the series. Cass is a former psychiatrist now running a psych shop. She says she can just read people well but is beginning to realize she may have actual psychic abilities. She through the help of her dog find a human skeleton on the beach. She and her best friends Bee and Stephanie work to solve the connection between the skeleton and a recently missing woman and threats against Cass.

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Congo | Michael Crichton
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A trip to Eastern Afirca, gorillas, and a search for an ancient lost diamond mine. This was a good story as like all Christian's book the science details are intetesting. The only draw back was it was written in 1980 so the computer information and future speculation are funny in 2018.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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I loved this book! I liked even more than The Martian. The story is told in first person from the point of view of Jazz Bashira a 26yr old resident of the moon city, Artemis. She is a smuggler, and becomes involved in a complicated heist. There is mystery, lots of cool space science, danger, even a little romance. It's representative for homosexuality and people of color. I couldn't put it down. A fast fun read.

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Artemis | Andy Weir
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Loving this book! To me even better than The Martian. Check it out. Plus all you people dealing with so much Spring snow, hang in there, and till it warms up, here is a beautiful Redbud tree. Imagine the sound of bees buzzing and a soft breeze.

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Parallel Hours | Jerry Craven, Andrew Geyer
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As the book opens the Russians are invading Baku, Azerbaijan in 1990. Tejmur, an engineer, has just developed a time window, yet to be tested. In desperation to survive he tries the window, taking a woman, Papuza, and Masud, one of the Russian soldiers through to Baku 1221. Unfortunately it is just before Ghengis Khan invades. The window is damaged ,how will they get back how will they survive? What if they kill Ghengis Khan? Great story!

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This book was a quick read with Mark Twain's pleasant prose. It reminded me of the Screwtape Letters. It takes place in 1590 Austria. Three boys are befriended by Satan. There are adventures and much about the fear of witches that was rampant at that time. Twain addresses human nature, the nature of war, the nature of right and wrong. I found it left me feeling a bit sad and thoughtful.

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Bailedbailed

I've gotten half way through and am bailing. The concept was good and it seemed a good October read. I just found it confusing and a bit gross description wise. Melting corpses, bizzare vomit etc. I don't have a lot of magical reading background so the clues went over my head.
There are some quite funny lines and some excellent non gross descriptions but it just wasn't my sort of book. I think people who love zombies etc would love it.