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rsteve388

rsteve388

Joined May 2019

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The History of Love | Nicole Krauss
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What a beautiful and profound book. I am not sure yet, if I have fully understood the meaning of this story. But it was beautiful and heart wrenching and has a lesson in it for anyone who reads it. Beautiful.

This book will stay with me for a long time. There are many amazing passages in the book that take your breath away, they are so profound.

TheBookHippie We loved this last year for SUNDAY buddy read February. I still think of it. One of my favorite reads of all time. 1y
rsteve388 @TheBookHippie I think, it is also one of my favorites of all time. Just so moving and profound. Oh my. 1y
Crazeedi I have had this book on my shelf a long time, now I'm definitely picking it up! Thanks for great review 1y
TheBookHippie @Crazeedi you will love it! 1y
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A Day of Fallen Night | Samantha Shannon
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Ahhh Priory of the Orange Tree has a Prequel!!!!

dabbe And what a cover! ❣️ 1y
rsteve388 @dabbe I had no idea she was working on anything. I am so.excited to have found this in my bookstore today 1y
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This was an informative book that talked about the very serious consequences of climate change on the city of Miami. The decisions that are being made by a multitude of groups will all have long term impacts on Miami's future. It's was insightful, interesting and heartbreaking to listen to this book and know that people will be harmed due to the drastic changes that climate change and sea level rise will force on the residents of Miami.

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Wicked Beauty | Katee Robert
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This book felt different then her previous two in the series. This story feels like it is gearing up for something big with all the characters she is introducing. The sex scenes were still streamy as always. But there was a major plot point created at the end of the story that I hope will develop into something throughout the rest of the series. It really adds to the whole story to have a strong plot.

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Abel | Katee Robert
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Book one in the Sabine Valley Series starts off Hot with the oldest brother Abel who comes home to take back Sabine Valley, things get hot and heavy in the erotica novek with MMF and Enemies to Loves action. It's well done, exciting and enticing.

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Noor | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was an okay read, I liked parts of it, there were parts that really grabbed my attention, but ultimately was left feeling not invested in the characters or the story overall and just wanted to get the book over with. Meh.

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This was a profound read about how the history of America has been impacted by black women and how that same country has impacted them. This book takes us through slavery, Jim crow and after and it exposed how Black women were treated by White Women, Black Men and the wider country. Very insightful and thought provoking.

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The Missed Connection | Denise Williams
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This was a cute room com.about two professors who have a meet cute and then find out that they are academic rivals. Cute, short rom com.

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This book was profound in it's message of rest and relaxation and how this simple act of closing our eyes, or day dreaming can be acts of resistance against a white supremacist system that expects us to grind for capitalism. Excellent narration. I'll have to reread this book on a regular basis once a year so I can really comprehend the messages within this book.

BookBosomed1 I received this book as a Christmas gift. I'll need to move it up on the TBR priority list.
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First book of February.

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This was a hysterical and very grounded in reality of romance and life. Excellent narration by the author. I loved this book. One of my favorite of 2023 so far. I am behind by 4 books this month and may be able to finish one more book before the end of the month.

marleed I loved this book, too. I had to listen an audio because, well Julia Whalen, but I plan to get a physical copy because it‘s one of my favorite romances! 1y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik

Flying home to Denver and left my copy of the aforementioned.book on the plane. Shoot.... Now to replace the physical copy or get a ebook or listen to it as an audiobook... Thoughts?

AnneCecilie I guess that depends on how much you were enjoying the book. 2y
rsteve388 @AnneCecilie I just bought it as an Ebook. I liked that much! 2y
wanderinglynn Oh no! That sucks. But I‘m glad you were able to replace it 2y
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Just started this audiobook, I am loving this book, it's very cute And witty. Love this book.

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This was a profound read that asks you to reflect on the intersection of race, gender, patriarchy and how we all have privileges and oppressions. It's was throught provoking and engaging on a very hard topic around how men, Black men specifically are influenced by white supremacy and Patriarchy and how that shows up in Modern Day America. Well done

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I am having a shopping day! First up of course, is books! Followed by Clothes!

Ruthiella Fun! 😃 2y
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There is a group of people, outside my local bookstore waiting for it to open. I love book people y'all. This makes me so happy.

wanderinglynn ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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Later | Stephen King
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This was a great short novel by Stephen King, I like the narrator for the Audiobook, I think he did an excellent job embodying the main character and their attitude throughout the story.

#JanuaryReads

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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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This was a beautiful, heart warming and heart wrenching story about an old man who has lost his wife but found family in his little neighborhood. Beautiful, excellent, marvelous, a delightful story about loss, life and beautiful moments that make us human.

I can't say enough good things about this book. Read it, it should be required reading for everyone. It's magnificent!

Lucy_Anywhere Have you read Beartown by the same author? I really enjoyed it and it was one of my top reads of the year 2y
rsteve388 Should I read it or listen to it? I have Winners by him as an Audiobook. @Lucy_Anywhere 2y
rsteve388 Woops I forgot I already own it on audio! 2y
Lucy_Anywhere I read it on Kindle (I struggle with listening to fiction books for some reason) - I hope you enjoy it! 2y
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Man Called Ove | Fredrik Backman
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Thank you so much for my #WinterWonderlandSwap @forestandcrow I am looking forward to reading these series in 2023.

Avanders Happy New Year! 🎇❄️💙 2y
forestandcrow So happy you like it! 2y
Chrissyreadit ❄️🤍❄️🤍❄️ 2y
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Wow! What a beautiful, heart wrenching book that helped me reflect on my own life and my own journey in therapy. This story made me laugh and cry multiple times throughout. But it was so beautiful in it's execution, read this book if you are on a journey of self reflection.

I have completed my goal of Reading 95 books for 2022!

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2y
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The Shadow Box | Luanne Rice
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@Endowarrior21 Thank you so much for my Creepy Christmas Present. I am looking forward to reading this book in 2023. #CreepyChristmas

MrsGagnonreads2024 You should be receiving two more items from Amazon this weekend 2y
MrsGagnonreads2024 They delayed shipping them for some reason 2y
rsteve388 Oh! That's really sweet of you! Thank you I will.keep an eye out.! 2y
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This was a delightful and engaging magical mystery novella. Short sweet and full of serious moments such as using electric shock therapy to cure their "Demons" it was a excellent story for the end of the year. 5 Stars.

I am down to one book to reach my goal.

Nebklvr You can do it!!! 2y
underground_bks Just started this one! You got this! 2y
Chrissyreadit Checking in- did you receive your Winter WonderSwap package? 2y
rsteve388 @Chrissyreadit Yes I did Thank you! 2y
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Stay Awake: A Novel | Megan Goldin
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#BookFlood Thank you so much! I am looking forward to spending the day reading this book!

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Excellent! What a beautiful story about friendship, video games, life and all that comes with it. The wonder of seeing life through a video game. It was profound and made me think deeply about life. Magnificent.

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The World We Make | N. K. Jemisin
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This was an excellent end to this story. I hope it isn't the end of course, cause it would be really cool to have other stories about other cities. Excellent book!

I have five more books to read before the end of the year! Yay! I might just make it.

Texreader Go go go!! 2y
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Beautiful, cozy, wonderful behind the scenes stories of The Princess Bride from Cary Elwes, the actor who played The Dread Pirate Roberts. Excellent book. I loved that it includes the voices of some of the actors from the movie as well. Delightful.

vonnie862 Loved the audio! 2y
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The Magpies | Mark Edwards
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Last #LMPBC Read for 2022. Here's my review.

This was an interesting premise for a psychological thriller, but it feel flat for me in a lot of ways. It didn't feel scary for me, it felt tedious to continuously read the unfortunate things that were happening to the main characters. The ending was good, if a bit sad. 3.5 Stars. Decent, Okay Read. I won't be reading the sequel.

I'll mail it out today.

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The Magpies | Mark Edwards
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Avanders ❄️💙🌬️🤍❄️ 2y
magyklyXdelish I got the Jolablokaflod! Sorry I haven‘t been posting much lately. 2y
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Mickey7: A Novel | Edward Ashton
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This was an enjoyable read, it reminds me of the Murderbot Diaries.. in terms of the tone of the main character. Really well laid out story line and plot twist at the end, overall great read. Strongly recommend.

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Mickey7: A Novel | Edward Ashton
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Currently Reading ;)

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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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This novel was phenomenal! Excellent, magnificent and so inspiring! As a cartographer myself I loved what the author had to say about my craft and why people make maps and the purpose of a map. Beautiful execution and a excellent story line that keeps you engaged the whole time. I wish I could go back and reread it and experience it like it was brand new.

Crazeedi I have a hold on this! 2y
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The Cartographers | Peng Shepherd
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As a cartographer I am so excited about this book. This is my first book for #DecemberReads #WinterReadathon

Andrew65 Loving the sound of it. 2y
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Dauntless | Jack Campbell
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This was an interesting read, it had its moments where I was throughly engaged with the story, but it felt.flat at times when there were battle engagements overall 3.5 stars.

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This book explores the four women that helped bring the idea and acceptance of Divorce into the mainstream conversation within the United States. These women's stories were rife with drama, gossip and beauty. It was so well researched and laid out in a way that makes the whole history acceptable. I want to take a trip to Sioux Falls South Dakota.

#NonfictionNovember

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I am really glad I took the time out to read this book. It is profound, eloquent and beautiful in it's execution. I found it thought provoking. Wow! Emily St John Mandel does an excellent job of tying all the peices of the story together at the end. Magnificent and Wonderful. 5 Stars Highly Recommend!

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Lyssa Kay Adams is always a hit with me and this was an enjoyable, easy read to get into and done over the course of two days. Cute rom com for the series.

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Wow! What a history! This story needs to be shared and enshrined in American history. It's beautiful and excellent. Highly recommend a great book about the history of America's first paramedics. So powerful.

#NonfictionNovember

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The gifts of imperfection, ensure that you will reflect on what Dr Brene Brown has to say and think through how to take what she says and put it into practice. Excellent book. Recommend for.folks who are in need of a tune up.

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This was an excellent reflection on how aspects of Sikhism can transform people's lives. This book isn't about asking anyone to convert but is more a gift to think about aspects of Giving, Serving and Love and how if we work to incorporate these aspects into our lives we can have more fulfilling lives. Beautiful, well done. Loved the authors voice as he narrates the teachers of the 10 gurus. Brilliant.

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert
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Excellent story by Katee Robert, I am so in love with her writing and her ability to make you envision the scenes she paints with her words. Beautiful well done. Can't wait to read the third book in the series

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Electric Idol | Katee Robert

Does anyone have any pulse on Christmas Swaps?? I am not doing anything for Christmas so having swap packages to open would mean the world to me.

#ChristmasSwaps

BookNAround The only thing I‘ve seen so far is the #jolabokaflodswap hosted by @MaleficentBookDragon 2y
Deblovestoread @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @StayCurious @Bookgoil should we talk about a Christmas swap for Litsy Love? 2y
MaleficentBookDragon I‘m hoping the #littlechristmasswap and the #creepychristmas swap are coming back. 🤞 (edited) 2y
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Crazeedi Misty let me know if you do one! 2y
MittenGirlPeach @Chrissyreadit just posted a winterswap that sounds great; signups end in a couple of days. 2y
rsteve388 @Midnight_solace if you wanted to sign up for a book swap, all the aforementioned ones would be good for you to try out! 2y
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#NonFictionNovember I am not hosting anything this year. (It's been too hectic.for me) but I hope you all read some awesome non fiction this month. Here's my first week of Nov Reads. My goal is to read 8 books.

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The Magpies | Mark Edwards
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@HeathHof Look what arrived. Thanks for sending it

HeathHof Whew! Glad it made it 😅 2y
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Eve's Requiem: Tales of Women, Mystery, and Horror | Fern Brady, Patricia Flaherty Pagan
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@SomedayAlmost That k you for my #AllHallowsReadSwap it's a perfect package. Thank you so much for all the goodies.

SomedayAlmost So happy that you like it! 🎃 2y
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This was my first Terry Pratchett book and it was an excellent first read on audio! The sound effects that were added in throughout all the short stories was a fun addition! Overall, excellent read! Loved it. Would totally reread it and recommend it to others.
#TeamMonsterMash #Scarathlon 5 pts per short story x 15 stories = 75 points + 1 Participation.

Total points for #TeamMonsterMash = 196 points

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This was a very thoughtful and well laid out book. I have so much to take from this book and apply to myself and my leadership style. It was good to get a reminder of what kinda of leader I want to be. #Scarathlon2022 #Scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash 5 pts + 1 pts for Participation.

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Shit, Actually | Lindy West
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This was an excellent and funny non fiction read about movies that were popular in the 1980's - late 2010's. It was poignant and thought provoking and full of relevant critiques that really make you think. Excellent 5 Stars. 5 points for team minister mash #Scarathlon #TeamMonsterMash

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#LLFS @Deblovestoread Thank you so much for this beautiful swap package. I loved the wrapping paper. It was beautiful and the books and little treats are perfect. Thank you so much! Happy Fall.

Deblovestoread So glad you like everything! I‘m not back home until later tonight but opening my swap is the first thing I plan to do when I get there. 2y
rsteve388 No worries @Deblovestoread I hope you like your package as well. 2y
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Shit, Actually | Lindy West
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#CozyFallSwap Has been sent!

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How to Be Eaten: A Novel | Maria Adelmann
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This was an okay read, I liked the telling of the fairytales through the lens of traumatic experience. It was an interesting take though the ending left something to be desired. 4 stars.
#Scarathlon #TeamMomistermash 15pts + 1pt participation