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readingonarainyday

Joined February 2016

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Difficult Women by Roxane Gay
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Game of Thrones by George R R Martin
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‪Reading that passage, I couldn‘t help but realize that it‘s so true in my case. I‘m known to drastically change my routines or take up audacious projects when I‘m super overwhelmed or stuck in a cycle of frustrations. It works for a while and then I‘m back again consumed by the same problems as before because I didn‘t address the core issue.

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I‘ve been listening to Do Over in the car and so far it‘s an interesting read. I‘ve been reading all kinds of business and self-improvement books for about a year now but I don‘t usually finish them. Once I get the gist of it, I move on. However, I doubt that I‘ll do that with audiobooks. I may actually finish this one. It‘s actually turning out to be a good listen. 👍🏼

Millesent John acuff is great! And coincidentally… He has a book called… Wait for it… Finish! 3mo
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More than two years after disappearing from most social media platforms (life, job, kids, a move), I‘m making a stab at returning back to what was. Except, nothing else in my life is as it was two years ago. I‘ve changed. A lot. My reading habits have also changed. Not just in my book taste but also in how I read. That said, a do over is always an option. Though I should say that this must be my attempt #IveLostCount. Anyways, here I go...

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ruskigurl16 👋 At least you chose a great book! 6mo
BkClubCare Hi!!! 👋 2mo
readingonarainyday @BkClubCare Hii!! Sorry kinda went AWOL and back again now 😬 3w
BkClubCare @readingonarainyday - Happy Thanksgiving Week 3w
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Difficult Women | Roxane Gay
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This has got to be my favorite story in the collection and I still have more than half the book left. Such beautiful though heartbreaking stories! ❤️

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Just started reading this classic. To be honest, it's not a book I've ever wanted to read. But I'm glad for the opportunity because I do hear a lot about it and generally have nothing to say of it. That will change soon! 😁

tpixie I've felt the same way. Good luck!🍀 3y
she_barks The audiobook was great. 3y
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Now that was a very quick read. If you are no stranger to Michael Pollan's works, then you already know that he is a great advocate for eating healthy whole foods. This book is an amalgam of guidelines to help you with your eating habits. None of them are surprising or new but many people still have trouble adopting them. This year I'm cutting out processed foods from my diet except maybe twice a month and this book has helped cement my goals.

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Chores over, lunch done, baby napping, driveway cleared. Now it's time to settle down for a bit and read. Anticipating a snowed in weekend, I picked a few books from the library yesterday, of which Pollan's Food Rules is one. Excited to dive into this slim book!

RealLifeReading What a cute cushion! 3y
readingonarainyday @RealLifeReading Thanks! I love it too. 3y
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Just started reading this book and so far, it's fabulous and funny! I had snagged this when Audible offered it for free last month.

Megabooks It was free? I paid for it!! 😩😩😩 Trevor Noah, I hope you're using my $4.99 3y
readingonarainyday @Ebooksandcooks Oh no, sorry about that! But yeah, it was free for a short period around or before Christmas. Did you listen to the book? Hopefully it was / is good enough that you forget the $4.99. 😁 3y
BkClubCare I got this on the Audio deal, too! It's getting great buzz. 3y
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Jackaby | William Ritter
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That passage is strongly reminding me of the Harry Potter books! Anyone else felt the same?

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The Library | Zoran ivkovi?
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Slatersville definitely has one of the "techiest" libraries ever. They have so many books and not enough space that their book racks are on a conveyor like system. If you want to browse one of the racks, press a button and the adjoining racks will move away. I don't know how they handle large crowds but whatever, it was ingenious!

rubyslippersreads I see a plot for a murder mystery! 😄 3y
readingonarainyday @rubyslippersreads @DGRachel That's exactly what I thought! 3y
Megabooks They had that at the Agriculture library when I was in vet school! (edited) 3y
readingonarainyday @Ebooksandcooks This is the first time I am seeing something like this! I wondered how many other libraries had the same system! 3y
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Enjoyed a brief stop at the Symposium Books in Providence yesterday. I loved this cute little bookstore. It had a good collection of used books, a few new books, and some nice shelves of graphic novels and memoirs. Oh and some excellent t-shirts for bookworms!

LeahBergen 😍😍 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Wheeeeeeeee! So excited to see this top-of-my-TBR book on Daily Deals today! My library copy has been on hold for, like, forever. Also, there are so many excellent books on discount today. It's making it very hard to keep my spending in check.

Lakesidemusing 🎉🎉🎉 3y
BkClubCare 👏👏👏 3y
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Jackaby | William Ritter
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Saw this book on Kindle Daily Deals today and almost bought it before seeing this copy on Hoopla as well. Needless to say, I borrowed the ebook from my library. So far, I'm enjoying it.

In order news, I've been away for nearly a month. Some life changes have been in progress but paused for the holidays so I don't know when I'm going to be back for real but for now I'm reading and trying to spend more time here.

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I am currently working with my toddler to eat good food. I am also wrestling with my family's bad eating habits and the many temptations that surround me. This toddler phase is making me inspect my relationship with food and what I see is not good. I also struggle with well meaning family members who want to feed sugary snacks to my baby because it's a "treat". Needless to say, they see me as that controlling mom for insisting on good habits. ??

autumnprivett Stay strong. You know what's best for your kid. 3y
Ericmanciniwriter Hang in there- it's hard being a mom. So much judginess and I'm-asked for opinions. Meanwhile I get a standing ovation just for leaving the house with my kids clothed. 3y
readingonarainyday @autumnprivett Yes! I keep reminding myself that. 3y
readingonarainyday @Eamann Parenting is definitely the most judged job in the world! You are judged if you do it right or wrong or not at all. 3y
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Getting ready to start my next #nopostonsundays book club read. Great pick, @HollyB3 - looking forward to reading this book! The author is a long time favorite of mine but I am at least a couple of books behind.

ReadingEnvy Is that a library card notebook? 😍📚 3y
readingonarainyday @ReadingEnvy It is! Isn't it just fabulous? It also has a word search puzzle inside. 🙂 3y
RealLifeReading Ooh I want that notebook! 3y
RealLifeReading And that cup! 3y
HollyB3 @readingonarainyday I'm so glad you're looking forward to it! @RealLifeReading the notebook is some @bookriot swag. They're the best. 😀 3y
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The Sellout: A Novel | Paul Beatty
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After reading all the rave reviews, I got this one yesterday. But the best part was where I bought it from. After hearing a lot about it, I visited the Politics and Prose bookstore yesterday. I can definitely see myself spending a LOT of time there. It's huge with a just as huge coffee shop in the basement. Loved it and very glad that I could stop by. Loved their curated shelves too.

LeahBergen It's on my #BookstoreBucketList (I'm making up a hashtag for this important category! 😂) 3y
readingonarainyday @LeahBergen I love that hashtag! And this store definitely deserves a space on that list. 3y
Kimzey Love Politics and Prose when Im in DC! I just got The Sellout in my book club swap! Looking forward to reading it in 2017! 3y
readingonarainyday @Kimzey Politics and Prose is certainly a fantastic bookstore. I have to go back! Also, I can't wait to read The Sellout - it does sound fabulous! 3y
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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Truth!

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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Road trip! Two hours to destination and a very cranky tired baby has slept. Cannot wait to finish this great book! Will two hours be enough to finish this read? We'll see...

CoffeeAndABook Such a good shot!! Did you geht through in time? 3y
readingonarainyday Not yesterday but done just now! Still on time - I wanted to be done before lunch today so all good. 🙂 3y
CoffeeAndABook @readingonarainyday 👍🏻 👍🏻 In case you're still on that trip - have a good time visiting & a peaceful bookish ride back 😉 And otherwise - just a great relaxing Sunday 😄📺📚👨‍👩‍👧☀️ 3y
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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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I'm having a moment. When I moved 16 years ago, my HS friends and I kept in touch through handwritten letters. We'd wait weeks for each other's reply. Except for 2 friends, none of us would meet again. There was no Skype, Facebook, or Whatsapp then. Today, we have all these ways to communicate. My DD has daily Skype calls with her grandparents. How time has changed! Reading this book, I feel terrible for Sabitri whose daughter wouldn't visit her.

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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Lol, that passage!

That's exactly what I told my husband too when our first babysitter asked for extra cash. Unfortunately for us, she left us prematurely. With the cash. 🙄😒

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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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I had to take a break from this book (and reading) since Tuesday. I was too depressed to care. But now I feel better. Better enough to do some reading, which is now more important than ever. If there's something that will make us better people, it's books. And so I am back to this beautiful beautiful book by Chitra Divakaruni.

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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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To read or to practice calligraphy? 🤔

I am so smitten by the art of handlettering and so I got a kit yesterday to try different styles. Can't wait to give it a try but I have got to read too!

Redwritinghood It's so much fun. I've taken a couple of classes and pull out my supplies from time to time. 3y
readingonarainyday @Redwritinghood So glad to hear that you enjoy it too. I'm more of a beginner so I can't wait to learn more techniques. 3y
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Before We Visit the Goddess: A Novel | Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
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Earlier today, started reading this book as we drove back home after our weekend trip to DC. It's beautiful so far and I can't wait to read more (had to put it down when it got dark - sooner than expected thanks to the time change). #bookssetinindia #imreadingprint

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Very eager to find out if this book is for me. The only reason I downloaded this ebook is because of the feminism tag on it. I don't know how I will feel about the sex tag on it but I guess I will find out? Help me, Littens - if you've read this one, what did you think of it?

BkClubCare I own this! I think... will run upstairs to double check 3y
BkClubCare Nope, I have her ANY WOMAN'S BLUES 3y
CoffeeAndABook It was a must-read in it's time, I know that much 😉 I haven't read it, but I did read it's 'sequel' FEAR OF DYING. I bailed early on because it was kind of depressing, alternating in theme between old age/dying and sex. Naw..... But her writing was good, well crafted & this book here is still somewhere in the back of my mind... I'll be interested to hear what you say about it!! 3y
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Someone came over to say hi to the baby at the zoo today. Baby was not amused. 😆

LeahBergen Oh no! 😂😂 3y
Emory Aww! 🐒 3y
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The Beauty Myth | Naomi Wolf
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Woohoo! Naomi Wolf's The Beauty Myth is on Daily Deal! I haven't read this one or her other just as intriguing Vagina, but I've been eyeing both titles for a while now. Have you read this book? If yes, what did you think of it?

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This is the first I am hearing of Josephine but I enjoyed reading about this wonderful persevering girl who grew up to be a famous dancer. To love dancing as much as Josephine did... 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾I didn't even mind the poetry as much.

Lakesidemusing New to me, too!😊 3y
GatheringBooks i have a special affinity for picturebook biographies. this is a real good one. 3y
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Back from our vacation in the mountains! Even though it rained for a good part of two days, we had plenty of fun and enjoyed the beautiful views all around. Sad to be back to reality but eager to get back to my books! 📚📚 📚

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I'm looking for an ebook to read in bed so I thought I will start with this one. However, I am staying this weekend at a remote cabin up in the Blue Ridge Mountains with nothing around us but 26 acres of nature. Do I even dare to read a horror book now? It's also a very foggy evening. What do you think? Especially if you have read this book. Am I going to see ghosts in the night?

IndyHannaJones Do it. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yaaassssss! 3y
Karkar First thought was wow it's Harry Potter.....😂😂🤓🤓 3y
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readingonarainyday @Karkar Lol yes! Harry Potter as a 35 year old man! 😂😂 3y
CoffeeAndABook WOW! Just considering reading *that* book in *that* setting makes you a courageous tough cookie in my book. I'm such a wimp!! I wouldn't even read it in a crowded café in broad daylight ??? Did you do it??? 3y
readingonarainyday @CoffeeAndABook I did! Didn't finish the book though but I read two chapters. 😀 I will admit that last night with all the loud winds that we had, it was very atmospheric and scary!!! 3y
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Kindred | Octavia E. Butler
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One of my favorite books ever is on Kindle Daily Deal today! This book is speculative fiction and historical fiction in one book, though it's more latter and less former. Either way, it's a must-read. I remember not being able to put it down at all. And soon as I was done, I got my husband to read it too. #dailydeal #mustread

ReadingEnvy So so good 3y
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Sully: My Search for What Really Matters | Jeffrey Zaslow, Chesley B III Sullenberger
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Just started listening to the book this morning. (I want to watch the movie badly though.) Very gripping and fascinating listening to this man's story. However, it has a very defensive tone throughout. Don't mistake me - I think Sully is a hero through and through but I also wish he didn't need to do any defending. #currentlyreading

BethFishReads I was going to skip book and go straight to movie 3y
readingonarainyday @BethFishReads I definitely recommend that! The book is slow moving and actually poorly written. 3y
readingonarainyday @BethFishReads If I were reading the book, I would have bailed long back. Audiobooks make it easier to listen to books like these. 3y
BethFishReads I agree about audios. But will skip the book altogether 3y
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That was quick and fun! Pick!

Carol She's releasing a second book in March 😍😍😍 3y
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Raise your hands if you answered "YES" to all four! ?

Bookworm83 🙌🏻 3y
NerdyRev 👏👊(fist bump, not punch) 3y
Varshitha 🙋🏻🙋🏻 3y
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Karkar 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 3y
CoffeeAndABook 🙋🙋🙋😄 3y
moranadatter 🙋🏻 3y
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Wow! This book about how patients of an insane asylum are treated was just mind blowing. Some of the events in this book are just so hard to believe, especially when it's so obvious that the patient sounds perfectly rational. Made me wonder over and over what constitutes insanity.

Oh and I should add, this book features a woman reporter kicking butt. In 1887. Yup. 🙅

britt_brooke Sounds interesting. #stacked 3y
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Amsterdam | Ian McEwan
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Yay! Finally starting this book. Two days later than I planned. I hope @Lakesidemusing and @BkClubCare have not finished reading it yet. 😆 #damalong

BkClubCare I'm at the half way mark. I got questions... Am loving the mood and vibe so far and I think, at this point, I am Team Clive. (Plus, I love the name Clive.) I've been tweeting... 3y
Lakesidemusing I'm only on the second chapter! On an impromptu road trip to Cape Cod now, but brought the book with me. Who knows, I may even read a little 😊 @BkClubCare 3y
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Oh boy, my head hurts just reading this. I can't believe inmates of an insane asylum are treated this poorly. Even someone without a condition will go crazy just by being here.

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What a way to welcome patients to the Insane Asylum! 😡

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Lol! This is a big problem for me. 😂😂 I don't make eye contact with a sales person and my husband makes reservations always. 😝

This debate is driving me crazy! Thank goodness for this book.

TriniCapini For me it's not 1 or 2 but 3. And inevitably 4. 3y
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That's a scary thought to ponder.

My next read while the rest of the house is in a deep slumber after our lunch feast. Only about a 100 pages. Will I be able to finish it before the house wakes up?

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Kerala, God's own country | Shashi Tharoor, Maqbul Fida Husain
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Lunch today. ?

This is a traditional (vegetarian) feast called "sadya" from my state Kerala in India. Usually there are more items but we focused on a smaller menu. We've been cooking from 9 am and just finished at 12.30 pm. Lots of time in the kitchen but so worth it. This is also our (my husband and my) first time making a sadya and we found it surprisingly easier than we thought it would be. Oh and think about how much leftovers we have. ?

RealLifeReading Oh wow that looks so good! 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Looks so delicious!! Want to send the leftovers to Texas? 😉 3y
CoffeeAndABook Um YUMMM!! That looks fantastic!! Hope you & family enjoy today 🍛😋 3y
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Sue Looks awesome!! 3y
ramyasbookshelf That looks delicious! The last time I had a sadya was 6 years ago! I miss having mallu friends around :)) 3y
readingonarainyday @ramyasbookshelf It's been a long time since my last one too, so I had to make it this time! 3y
LeahBergen Oh, yum!! 3y
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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces | Isabel Quintero
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Pick, pick, pick this book! The narrator of this book will win your heart right from the first page, as she talks about her Mexican heritage, her LOVE for poetry, her love for food, and her worries about her weight. She also talks about trying to be both Mexican and American, trying to do what she wants, and trying to accommodate her mother's conservative opinions. All while dealing with drug addiction and teen pregnancies around her. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces | Isabel Quintero
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Omg, this girl's description of Mexican foods is making my mouth water big time! This book is full of yummy descriptions like this. What I wouldn't do for a gordita or a taco right now. #foodinbooks

Lakesidemusing Now you're making ME hungry!! 3y
BethFishReads I just finished dinner but now I'm hungry again 3y
BookishFeminist So hungry now. How are you liking this book? I've been wanting to read it for a while! 3y
readingonarainyday @lakesidemusing @BethFishReads This book definitely cannot be read on an empty stomach. @BookishFeminist I love this book! It's beautifully written, funny, and touching. It also has many a-ha statements. Will definitely be recommending it. 3y
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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces | Isabel Quintero
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Me too, Gabi, me too! 🍪🍪

ElizaTodd Yes! I've been craving some Thin Mints! 3y
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Amsterdam | Ian McEwan
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Just picked my copy of Amsterdam from the library. @Lakesidemusing have you started reading the book? How about you, @BkClubCare - did you get your copy yet?

Lakesidemusing Haven't started yet, but I'll get on it this weekend if you're ready! 😊 3y
readingonarainyday @Lakesidemusing There's another book I am still reading but I'm ready to start Amsterdam too! This weekend it is! 3y
BkClubCare Arghhh! I tried to buy it today but they didn't have it (and just haven't had my id/pswd on hand/memory to see if library has a copy... #excusesaremeaningless 3y
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BethFishReads Arghhhhh hated it. But then I hate McEwan. @Lakesidemusing @BkClubCare 3y
BethFishReads Hope you all love it tho. @Lakesidemusing @BkClubCare 3y
BkClubCare I have a giggly girl swoon adoration for McEwan... @BethFishReads 3y
BethFishReads @BkClubCare 😊😊😊😊😊 3y
readingonarainyday @BethFishReads Lol! I have no experience with McEwan so I am very curious to see what my reaction to his book is going to be. 😃 3y
TriniCapini Wait! Another readalong? I've had this one languishing on the shelf for years. 3y
readingonarainyday @TriniCapini You know you have to join us! 😁 It's a very slim book too. 3y
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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces | Isabel Quintero
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A sleeping babe in my arms and my book is so far away. 😩😩 I would put her on the bed but the poor girl is fighting a cold and possibly a headache and keeps waking up every few minutes.

CherylDeFranceschi Poor baby. Poor you! 😢 3y
[DELETED] 2232195534 Oh, hope she feels better soon. She's comforted by your arms. 🙂 3y
Lakesidemusing I'm sure she feels better in mom's arms! 3y
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The Trouble with Women | Jacky Fleming
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This was such a fun read! A satirical look at women's place in history, this is a must read. It puts all kinds of arguments against women's role in society to shame. Some of the pages in this quick short book are simply hilarious!

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The Trouble with Women | Jacky Fleming
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Y'all! I'm hoping you have an easy answer to this. I got this ebook via Netgalley but it's a protected PDF. Do you know of a way to load this on to my phone without using a computer? I won't be able to get to my PC for another week so I am hoping I can open it some app. I tried both Overdrive and Aldiko. No luck. 😕

Karen3 The kindle or nook app should be able to open it. 3y
annahenke Use the bluefire app. Netgalley has easy instructions on how to do this. ?You can find them by going onto the site on your phone and going to the How it works section. Then click on "your favorite device" 3y
BookishMarginalia Best way: download the Adobe Digital Editions app. Then create an Adobe ID, so that the app synchs across all your devices with it. I have it on my phone and iPad and it works great. 3y
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readingonarainyday @Karen3 Thanks! Somehow I couldn't get it in the Kindle app. I know I can load it into my Nook through my PC... 3y
readingonarainyday @annahenke That was going to be my next option. I tried the Aldiko app which didn't work and I wanted to give this a try. Good to know that it may work. (I eventually used the Adobe Digital Editions app.) 3y
readingonarainyday @BookishMarginalia I didn't know that ADE has an app! I downloaded it and got the ACSM file to open in it. Thanks for the suggestion - this is great! 3y
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The Trouble with Women | Jacky Fleming

Y'all! I'm hoping you have an easy answer to this. I got this ebook via Netgalley but it's a protected PDF. Do you know of a way to load this on to my phone without using a computer? I won't be able to get to my PC for another week so I am hoping I can open it some app. I tried both Overdrive and Aldiko. No luck. 😕

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The Fifth Season | N. K. Jemisin
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I've been eyeing this book for a long time so I was very excited to see this deal this morning! Obviously I can't recommend it yet because I haven't read it but if you are looking for this book, then now's your chance to get a copy!

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Gabi, a Girl in Pieces | Isabel Quintero
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Already such a good start! Loving this book! ❤️

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