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nicholemers

nicholemers

Joined May 2016

mom. wife. friend. tea sipping, story lover http://lovepippaandcharlie.com www.goodreads.com/nicholemers
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The Baghdad Clock by Shahad Al Rawi
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Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm
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I still think #bookmail is the best mail.
I know this one is going to be a tough (emotionally) read but I am grateful that I was fortunate enough to receive it. 💛

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The Baghdad Clock | Shahad Al Rawi
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My current read - I‘ve neglected it for far too long and it‘s already off to a beautiful start!!!

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I Stop Somewhere | TE Carter
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I just know that this one is going to break my heart...
I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter comes out 2/27.

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Lauren Conrad Celebrate | Lauren Conrad
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Celebrate and Everyday Chic - two fabulous books by two fabulous ladies that help encourage my other “self”.
I discuss on the blog, of course...

Jess7 Molly Sims is originally from Murray, KY— the city where I went to undergrad. 💙💙 #MSU 2y
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You know a book is a solid choice when you set your alarm 2 hours early, waking yourself on a weekend before the rest of your house is stirring, just so you can grab some quiet time to be with that book and a coffee.
I adored this book... a quick read but so much fun!!
A full review is on the blog!

rather_be_reading love her! 2y
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I adored this middle-grade read from James DeMonaco (screenwriter: Precinct 13, The Purge). Jack Bomimble has a magical shadow and in this quick read he must learn to control it, know when to use it and learn how to accept being different. This book is quirky, fun, and full of zany characters!!

A full review can be found on my blog ☺️

#netgalley #arc #childrensbooks #middlegrade

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Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson
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I haven‘t been reading for me nearly as much as I‘d like to, need to, should, but I always make time to read to the kiddo. Thankfully, things are slowing down and I can selfishly indulge again.
Currently, I‘m adoring these two Halloween 🎃 books and we included them on Pippa‘s Corner over at the blog!

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13 Minutes | Sarah Pinborough
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current mood: rainy day bliss
hot tea and the start of a new book
Reading: 13 Minutes
Sipping: Date Night Tea (dates and chocolate herbal tea) 📚💛🌧💛☕️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love this pic ❤️ 2y
Zelma Very cozy looking! 👍 2y
nicholemers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Zelma thank you so much! 💛 I love rainy fall(ish) days! 2y
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I am beyond excited to feature this beauty in tomorrow's Pippa's Corner on the blog.
Another beautifully written, incredibly illustrated picture book for children young and old! 💛📚

Snow I just checked out Pippa's Corner. SUCH a sweet idea! ☺️ Have you guys read The Library by Sarah Stewart? (Illustrated by David Small) 2y
nicholemers @Snow thank you so much!!! It really gives me an excuse to explore all the gorgeous picture books out there! 😉 I've not read The Library with her, yet. I'll have to add it to her TBR list!! 2y
Snow @nicholemers you're welcome☺️ (and yay!) 2y
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A Spicing of Birds: Poems by Emily Dickinson | Emily Dickinson, Jo Miles Schuman, Joanna Bailey Hodgman
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My father got this for me for my birthday. I had mentioned it to him just once and so briefly. The fact that he listens and understands me so well is everything. 💛
...and it is such a gorgeous book!!!

Jen_Reads The illustrations are gorgeous! 2y
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This is probably the cutest thing ever!! I've adopted a few of the KonMari practices in the past but I've never been able to fully commit. I mean... there's no way I could ever purge my books. No. Way.

Sace I couldn't either. That's a darling manga though! 2y
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The Firefly Code | Megan Frazer Blakemore
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I can't believe this is due back at the library on Saturday and I've only just started reading it! That's ok! It's already off to a good start, so I'll probably finish it tonight! 🤞🏼Im getting ready for the sequel The Daybreak Bond!!

Zelma Great cover! 2y
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I picked up a copy of this beautifully illustrated picture book and adorable idea plushie for a birthday party.
I should've picked up one for my kiddo. It's so nice and the message is really important.
Heck...it's really profound for anyone at any age...

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breakfast.
coffee and Gilded Suffragists - out 9/5 - the real story of the glamorous socialites who used their wealth and status to help push women's suffrage over the finish line 🙌🏼💛📚

MrBook Great pic! Simple and elegant. 2y
nicholemers @MrBook thank you! 2y
Mommamanzi Not a bad start of the day at all! ☕️📚 2y
nicholemers @Mommamanzi if only I could start all the days like this!!! 💛📚☕️! 2y
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Spoon River Anthology | Edgar Lee Masters
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Happy Birthday to Edgar Lee Masters who was born Aug 23, 1868
Today I will be spending time with what I consider to be the greatest volume of poetry ever written 💛 Spoon River Anthology

maich Nice picture. I like this shadows😍 2y
nicholemers @maich thank you!! It felt fitting 😉 2y
Sace I have to agree with you. I'm also reading this right now and it's amazing. It doesn't get enough love in English curricula. 2y
nicholemers @RestlessFickleBookSlut 🙌🏼🙌🏼 I try to convince every book-loving friend I have that they should give it a chance. 2y
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Friend Request | Laura Marshall
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I won't really miss summer when it's over but I do kinda like my outside reading spot. Also, it doesn't hurt that I'm really enjoying Friend Request and there's a nice breeze.

PurpleyPumpkin That looks beautiful. 😍 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 💕 2y
SilversReviews I LOVE reading outside and will miss summer. 2y
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I received some beautiful books this week by way of #bookmail
Kinda solidifies my weekend plans!!

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Friend Request | Laura Marshall
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I've only just begun this one and I'm already hooked. Mystery, Thriller & Social Media... intriguing!!!

But seriously, this is off to a strong start!

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This was one of those NetGalley books I received in exchange for a review and was easily one of the funnest, lightest books I've read in ages. WIN!
52 new experiences at age 52... Sherry tells her stories like she's talking to her girlfriends and I love that!
I did do a proper review on my blog but wanted to share that this title is out TODAY and is soooo worth grabbing!

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The House in the Night | Susan Marie Swanson, Beth Krommes
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Another gorgeous picture book... I'm not sure if I'm buying these for me or for Pippa!!

Ms.Story Wow! That is lovely! 2y
nicholemers @Ms.Story it really is!! The pictures just do not do it justice!! 2y
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The Firefly Code | Megan Frazer Blakemore
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Yesterday, we had a successful family outing to the library. Everyone got something! I'm thinking this needs to become more of a regular thing! 💛📚

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Im a sucker for gorgeous picture books. Buying them for Pippa is helps feed my addiction of flipping through all those sweet & lovely pages.
Aren't these illustrations incredible❣️#picturebooks

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New Boy | Tracy Chevalier
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Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect in this retelling of Othello but it was really good!
New Boy takes place in the 70's in a very white, suburban Washington school. We follow a group of 6th graders as they confront blatant racism, bullying, jealousy, adolescence and ignorance over one school day.
New Boy was incredibly relevant and painfully sad - as it is supposed to be.
A proper review can be found on my blog.

KathyWheeler This is the one, out of all the Hogarth Shakespeare retellings, that I had the lowest expectations of, yet it is one of my favorites. 2y
Reviewsbylola It's been years since I've read any Chevalier. This sounds good! 2y
nicholemers @KathyWheeler I have Vinegar Girl but I'm hesitant, to be honest. I think I need to just bump it up in my TBR pile and dig in. 2y
nicholemers @Reviewsbylola it does not disappoint! I really enjoyed it. And it's a super quick read. 2y
KathyWheeler @nicholemers I liked Vinegar Girl okay. It wasn't terrible. I really liked Margaret Atwood's Hag Seed the best and then New Boy. Then The Gap of Time. I haven't read Shylock is My Name yet. 2y
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I loved the movie but I loved the book even more! And those first two pages... they are the best first two pages I've ever read.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks My husband loved this movie!! 2y
nicholemers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks my husband has yet to see it, which shocks me! I'll have to fix that!! ☺️ (edited) 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Every time it's on he gets excited and wants to watch it!! And he tells me all about it again!!! Like we haven't watched it 10 times! Gotta love him ❤️ 2y
nicholemers @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love that! He should read the book - it's not as magical as the movie but it is equally beautiful. 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @nicholemers I didn't even know there was a book!! I'll have to get it!! 2y
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Untitled | Unknown
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I feel like I've been away forever! It's been at least a few weeks... I'm finally moved into my new home and I've gotten a lot of the unpacking started. My favorite spot is this little reading nook (just need the perfect lamp). I had it figured out even before I knew where the bed was going!
Can't wait to catch up and see what everyone's been reading!!

Zelma That is a lovely reading nook! Congrats on the new home too! 2y
nicholemers @Zelma thank you, so much!!! ☺️ 2y
JazzFeathers 😍😍😍😍😍❤❤❤❤ 2y
MrBook Wow!!! That's fantastic! 😁👏🏻 2y
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In three weeks I'll be visiting my dearest girlfriend to celebrate her 50th and my upcoming 40th. What better way to celebrate than to see Wicked?!
I've decided some pregame reading is necessary!

Zelma A lot of people don't seem to lie the book but I loved it. So weird and detailed and political. 3y
nicholemers @Zelma I've read a lot of mixed reviews but so far I'm really enjoying it! Of course, I've only just begun and I'm moving next week. Let's hope I get through it before I see the show!! ☺️ 3y
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I seem to be fighting for time to cozy up with a book these days. I'm moving in less than two weeks (packing) and I have an energetic toddler.
I'm currently enjoying this fun little #arc I got a bit back from #NetGalley
YA + magic + 💕= happy me! So far, it's a sweet and fun read. I'm really enjoying it during my short reading allowances!

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Spoon River Anthology | Edgar Lee Masters
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There is never a time where I am not reading this one...I will read Spoon River Anthology hundreds of times, dissecting every morsel. 💛📖💛 my absolute favorite.

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An early gift for daddy, mostly because mommy couldn't wait... we do love our books in this house. Every night we read together as a family and I couldn't have found a better book for this Father's Day (weekend) read! We loved the story and the fantastic illustrations!!

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The Rosie Project | Graeme Stinson
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thrift shop finds... I have a hard time passing up anything Maeve Binchy and have heard good things about The Rosie Project. I call this a win! ☺️

maich The Rosie Project is very funny and enjoyable.👍 3y
Erika13137 Great book! 👍 3y
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Fruit... dates or watermelon, specifically!!
2. Deckled, please
3. So tough!!! Series, if I must... only because there are a few series that I just could not go without!!
4. Another toughie! Wonderland, I suppose. I do enjoy tea and wouldn't mind a seat at the Hatter's table.
5. Librarian for sure!

Thank you for another fun #bookishwouldyourather
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Kalalalatja Thanks for playing! 3y
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Trusting You & Other Lies | Nicole Williams
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Trusting You and Other Lies by Nicole Williams is an enjoyable summer read written from the perspective of an almost–adult teen girl. Sweet, sometimes a little serious but never boring or too predictable... I found myself breezing through this book and enjoying every moment! If you enjoy YA, I highly recommend Trusting You and Other Lies.
Oh...and I adore the cover!

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I scored some pretty nice finds at the local thrift shop! One in particular that I've been needing to read...

Zelma A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is fantastic, and certainly doesn't have a stuffy feeling like some classics. 3y
nicholemers @Zelma growing up, I somehow missed this beauty. It's definitely getting bumped up on my TBR list!!! 3y
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1. Always! I love a worn in book!
2. Coffee but I'd be happy with either
3. Fantasy - bonus points if I can be a mythical creature like an elf or fairy
4. Morning - my kiddo wears me out and I tend to crash in the evenings mid-read
5. Own a bookstore. I want all of the books!!
 @Kalalalatja
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Kalalalatja Ooo an elf or fairy would be awesome! 3y
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I got approved for a bunch of new ARCs this week and I am super excited for the variety. One of the things that I'm trying to do is sample more and see what I really enjoy.

#arc #netgalley #tbr

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Internet Famous | Danika Stone
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I really wanted to like this one but I just could not get into it. I bailed about halfway through. I really tried but the characters and the writing style just did not jive for me... 😕

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I'm in the process of packing up my entire house to move yet I still decide that this is the time to join a new book group. Ehhh... what can I say?! Priorities.
Anywho, this will be our first read and I'm super excited because this has been in my TBD pile for about two years!

Cinfhen Ugh, moving and packing up ~ so stressful! I think joining a book club is a great stress reliever 👍🏻enjoy!!! 3y
nicholemers @Cinfhen thank you! ☺️ I'm looking forward to the little escape. 3y
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Internet Famous | Danika Stone
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I know I should be ironing those shirts but I much, much rather be reading. The shirts can wait!
Digging in on another #arc from the #netgalley dash...

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The Lives of Desperate Girls | MacKenzie Common
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I've been spending the better part of this week packing boxes and not much else. Blah! Tonight, I'm finally finding some time to cozy up with the pup and an #arc that I've been excited to check out. ... and despite the poor reviews I've seen on Goodreads, I'm really enjoying this one!

Tanzy13 🐶 3y
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The Color Purple | Alice Walker
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I've been meaning to read this one for so long that it doesn't even make sense. Well, I totally took advantage of today's Kindle deals and got a copy - so, no excuses! Pretty darn happy, right now!!

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Trusting You & Other Lies | Nicole Williams
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My #tbr pile just got a little heavier (virtually speaking!) with 2 new reads waiting for me on my NetGalley dash. I'm hoping to get some real reading time over the weekend!
#arc #netgalley

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My daughter is only 18 months old and she already has quite the library! This is something that brings me so much joy!
She absolutely loves her books, the pictures, and even trying to read to us! I can't wait to dig in to some of the bigger books on her shelf!
I love when I hear of other people reading to their children and planting the seed of the love to read!

KathyWheeler I started my kids and my granddaughter early too with their own libraries.😊 3y
nicholemers @KathyWheeler I love that! My father shared his love of reading with me when I was very young. Best gift ever! 3y
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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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I picked up this book solely based on all of the great reviews I read here and I was not disappointed! This is probably one of the best books I have read in a very long time. I laughed, cried, laughed again and then cried some more! I haven't read a book that has moved me this much in ages. I nearly forgot how great that feeling is. Now I need a drink to recover!

Lmstraubie I'm right there with you! I only picked it up because of all the reviews on Litsy. I am so glad I did!! It is my favorite so far this year and in the top 10 of all time. I loved the cat!😸 3y
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The Lives of Desperate Girls | MacKenzie Common
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Super excited to have these two titles waiting for me in my NetGalley dash! I've got a ton of reading waiting in my ever growing #tbr pile but there's always room for more!!

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I honestly can't wait for this to be released this fall, so I can gift it to some special people in my life - young and old. It really is that great.
This is one of the most original and fun children's books I've read in some time. I loved every single page and every illustration in all its detail.
My full review can be found on my blog - link in bio.

JazzFeathers It does look adorable 😍 3y
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The Red Rose Box | Brenda Woods
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Yayyyy!! My little one just received some serious #bookmail from her auntie and I don't know who is more excited! I'm going to love reading these books to her and with her, though some may have to wait until she's a little older (she's 18m)!!

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A Man Called Ove: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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After all the incredible reviews I have been reading on here, I had to get my own copy! Can't wait to dive in!

JoeStalksBeck Oh my god! This book is epic! 3y
HotMessJess Bring tissues and wine. 3y
MimiLovesToRead Loved!! 3y
nicholemers Tissues and wine ready... I'm digging in tonight!! 3y
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This second Warren book is just as, if not more, enjoyable as the first! More awesome illustration and storytelling. Usually, I don't go for this type of book but mixing it up has proven to be a good thing in this case!

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This is one of those books that you read a thousand times and keep laying around because you want to remember every single tidbit!!

RaimeyGallant Looks good! 3y
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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This is only a small portion of my #TBR pile! I've got shelves and ebooks calling to me and I can't possibly... oh, but I'll have fun trying!!