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nomadreader

Joined September 2016

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I read a lot of novels and travel as much as I can. #HawthorneBlake is my favorite kid. http://nomadreader.blogspot.com
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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(Re)started this one and am loving it, which provides more evidence of how important timing and mood can be for my reading

ShyBookOwl Same here. I'm definitely a mood reader. It's why I have trouble planning reads in advance 1d
Tamra Yes, same here. 1d
BBooks Me too! 14h
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It may be 55 degrees, but #HawthorneBlake wanted to "do some ninja training outside," to which I said, "of course!" And "Can I read while I watch you train?"

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It's a fine afternoon to start a new mystery and drink sparkling rose (and lots and lots of water because it's also 90 degrees outside) #booksandbooze

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I appreciate a more subversive approach to Mother's Day, but I am on board for sleeping in, coffee delivery, and treats.

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Things My Son Needs to Know about the World | Fredrik Backman, Neil Smith
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Half an hour in, and I've already cried (once) and laughed out loud (hard and a lot.)

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Fame Adjacent | Sarah Skilton
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I am both the perfect age for this novel (late 30s) and at the perfect time of year (end of semester) for a fun, pop culture read!

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I have had an egalley of this for months but opted to wait for audio and imagine Helen is my friend telling me her funny stories over martinis.

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A very happy hour indeed #booksandbooze

KristenDuck Perfect! 4w
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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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I've been reading this book for too long. I'm savoring it because it's stunning at the sentence level but also because I like to read it at quiet moments like this, when everyone is asleep. But I *have* to finish before book club tonight🤞

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The Kitchen | Ollie Masters
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Coming to theaters this fall starring Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish!

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Perfect time for an audio novella: while waiting on SO MANY library audio holds to come in.

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A foodie magazine memoir read by the author? Yes, please!

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An American Marriage | Tayari Jones
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Recipe for a happy Sunday morning: starting a new book I've been meaning to read for too long (by an author I love and set in our home town), an americano, fresh flowers, and an open window (hello, spring!) #womensprize

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I have a book hangover. So, so, so good.

irre I have a couple of pages left and I agree. Excellent!! 2mo
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I will use these wise words with my best friends when we talk about what, when and how much to tell our kids. 🙌

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1. Des Moines, Iowa
2. Good Talk by Mira Jacob
3. Is wine a snack?
4. I'm really looking forward to cooking Thai food for friends and family tonight
5. I haven't done a #readathon since #HawthorneBlake was born (he's 4.5), so I won't try to read ALL day and night like I used to, but I do hope to read more hours than I would on a typical Saturday

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irre I‘m picking up that book from the library today. 2mo
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It's time for a #giveaway! Comment below by midnight Iowa time Saturday for a chance to win! I'll contact the winner for a mailing address Sunday and mail it out Monday. (U.S. only.) Good luck!

MicheleinPhilly Yes please! 2mo
nomadreader @MicheleinPhilly A few days late, but please send your mailing address to nomadreaderblog@gmail.com. I'll ship it tomorrow! 1mo
MicheleinPhilly Done! Thank you! ☺️ 1mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Susan Orlean speaking at the Des Moines Book Festival! #dsmbookfestival

Avidreader25 What a fun speaker! 2mo
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Normal People | Sally Rooney
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I debated skipping this month, as I have an egalley and I'm so behind of #BOTM reading, but I think this one will be one I want to keep. What did y'all pick?

8little_paws I'm picking later in the month. I need to get a little caught up first. 2mo
nomadreader @8little_paws Your willpower is 🙌 2mo
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I've followed him since The Real World. I'm excited to learn even more about his journey.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I read a galley of this amazing novel last summer, but I wanted to listen to this all-star cast read it. I'm so glad I did. This audiobook production is special, and I can't wait to compare it to the TV show. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Pulling out a secret weapon to break my reading slump: the new Alafair Burke. Let's do this! #booksandbooze

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Hen's Teeth | Manda Scott
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Hoping to break my (print) reading slump with this mystery from the 1997 #OrangePrize shortlist. Thanks, #interlibraryloan! #WomensPrize

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Breakfast date with my favorite kid: a new book from the #WomensPrize longlist for me and coloring for him

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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I read a galley of this last summer and loved it so much I wanted to listen to this amazing cast read it to me. Excited to revisit this story!

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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Starting my 2019 #WomensPrize longlist reading with the shortest title!

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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Today on the blog: my thoughts on this delightfully creepy book I finally listened to thanks to @CareBear and #winterpeoplefebruary (link in bio).

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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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A quick library run, a raid of my #BOTM TBR shelf, and a Kindle full of galleys leaves me with 14 excellent choices for my first #WomensPrize longlist book of 2019. (The other 2 titles are on their way from the UK!) What are you dipping into first?

ReadingEnvy I just finished 3mo
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Listening in preparation of her visit to Des Moines this spring #AViD

tpixie She‘s going to be giving a talk in my town tomorrow! In Hutchinson Kansas 1w
nomadreader @tpixie My dad grew up in Hutch! 💙💙💙 1w
tpixie @nomadreader small world 🌎 🇺🇸 1w
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Y'all: I dreamed I was talking to characters in this book last night, and I'm currently washing dishes on a Friday night to listen because there's less than two hours left #winterpeoplefebruary

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Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Today on the blog I gush about how much I loved The Proposal. I laughed, I cried, I sobbed, and I desperately wanted to be friends with Nik.

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Blood Oath | Linda Fairstein
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Squealed when I got an egalley of this one this week!

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Saturday afternoon reading while #HawthorneBlake plays with Legos #bookbybrick

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Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Home sick with the flu reading...

Ashley_Nicoletto Oh no. Feel better soon! 3mo
AmyG Feel better! 3mo
AJBowers That stinks. How is the book so far?? 3mo
nomadreader @AJBowers Really fun and fast-paced. I'm loving all the characters! 3mo
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The Killer Collective | Barry Eisler
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Happy Friday! #booksandbooze

Ashley85 That‘s looks yum! 😋 4mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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Bought this as a daily deal awhile ago and finally started it today thanks to @CareBear and #winterpeoplefebruary. Join us! It's the perfect weather in Iowa for this too!

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The Killer Collective | Barry Eisler
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It's too cold to go outside (-17 but feels like -36), so I'm snuggled in with an americano in my Litsy mug and my Kindle. Are you homebound because of the cold today too?

RJHowe I‘m Canadian, can‘t let the snow slow me down! 4mo
riversong153 💚💚💚 the mug 4mo
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The Killer Collective | Barry Eisler
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Heading home and starting this third in a thriller series I love for the long flights #booksandbooze

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Finally starting this one thanks to yesterday's Kindle sale and this week's National Book Critics Circle Award nomination.

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Very, very low expectations for this book club pick: the author wrote this biography about his mom. We'll see how it is....

Ashley_Nicoletto 🤣🤣🤣 4mo
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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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Excited to finally start this one.

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Land of Shadows | Rachel Howzell Hall
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Next up for #Booked2019 (a #femaledetective) and #ReadingWomen2019 (mystery or thriller by a woman of color.) This first in a series has been on my TBR for years, and I'm excited to see the author speak on a panel at #alamw19 next weekend.

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Finished the last book (review to come, but the fact I want to read another thriller next might be a clue..)

Lovesbooks87 Loved this one! 4mo
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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Debating abandoning this one (or skipping to the end), as I've been reading it for a week and keep finding excuses to do anything else, but instead I'm corralling myself at my favorite happy hour, putting my phone in my bag and reading for at least an hour before I decide. #booksandbooze

BookishMarginalia Good plan! 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto Your happy hours always look so delightful. Where‘s this one?! 4mo
nomadreader @Ashley_Nicoletto The Cheese Bar! $5 sparkling wine, champagne, and three $5 bites. Tuesday through Saturday from 2-5. It's amazing. 4mo
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Ashley_Nicoletto @nomadreader I‘ve never been, but I‘ll have to go! 4mo
nomadreader @Ashley_Nicoletto Happy to join you for conversation or co-reading or both when you come! 4mo
Ashley_Nicoletto @nomadreader 😊😊 I would love that. 4mo
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This semester I'm taking a U.S. Historical Geography course. I'm excited to spend 15 weeks with this book, as well as many other articles and essays!

RealLifeReading Historical geography? Sounds interesting! 4mo
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Iowa's 2020 caucus season is beginning, and so is my political listening.

MicheleinPhilly I do not envy folks that live in Iowa or New Hampshire. I can only imagine how exhausting it must be. 4mo
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The Library Book | Susan Orlean
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Today on the blog: my review of The Library Book, which I read for #Booked2019 (reminds you of your happy place), #ReadHarder (nonviolent true crime), #HelloSunshine, #PopSugar2019 (recommended by a celebrity you admire--Reese Witherspoon obviously!), and #LitsyAtoZ

Cinfhen I‘m really looking forward to this book Tagging my cohosts @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage 4mo
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Today on the blog (link in bio), my thoughts on the first Gabriella Giovanni mystery, which I finally read for #ATY2019: This novel made me fall in love with not only Gabriella, but the people around her: friends, family, co-workers, and nemeses. It's also a page-turning mystery. I was tempted to start Blessed are the Meek (the second book in the series) immediately, but I decided to wait--at least a few days.

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The Other Woman | Sandie Jones
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Finally my turn for the library ebook of the November #HelloSunshine pick #booksandbooze