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sammisho

sammisho

Joined September 2016

Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked. -Jane Austen | Collector of Pride and Prejudice
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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It's bedtime but "Mooooooom, I only have 20 pages left"
#raisingreaders

Branwen I love this! Even the dog is like "Mooooooom! Let her read!" ?? 5d
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Still in a slump...spent the day watching Dance Moms and baking banana muffins. Hoping to snap out of it soon!!

TheDaysGoBy They look yummy! 1w
LorieL Have you tried an audiobook or ebook? I broke my recent slump with a good audiobook. 🙂 1w
sammisho @LorieL I have still been able to listen to my audiobooks on my commute. Usually I have an audiobook and and physical/ebook going, so to me this is a slump. I am going on vacation soon, so I am hoping having time to relax will help me get interested in something. 1w
Tamra Baking & cooking is great therapy. 🙂 1w
LorieL I hope your vacation helps! 1w
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Addi has been loving this book. 'Staying up late, forgetting to do chores because she is reading' love.

I, on the other hand, am in such a slump. But seeing her excitment and discussing this book, that I also loved, has been helping.

LoverofLit 😍😍😍😍 2w
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Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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Bailedbailed

I have been trying to finish this book for over a month and it usually takes me less than a week to finish a book. I can't read more than a few pages before I get bored. I realky enjoyed Waters', The Paying Guests, but this one just isnt't grabbing me the same way. I feel very indifferent about the MC, Nancy. That is never a good sign for me.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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Man, I am in a slump. No books sound good, no tv shows keep my interest. Back to school and extracurriculars is kicking my butt. I am tired and cranky and blah. Audiobooks are really helping get through daily life right now.

This series is so wonderful and I am sad it is at an end.

Skeebies05 I swear it has been like that all year for me! 😧 3w
sammisho @Skeebies05 I just wanna hang out in a blanket fort! 3w
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m also in the would like to hang out in a blanket fort club. I haven‘t managed to pick a book up in two weeks 🥴 3w
sammisho @thegirlwiththelibrarybag room for all of us! We will eat marshmellows and cuddle with fuzzy blankets! 3w
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Trigger Warning: Suicide

I think this book could have had an important and impactful message.this book could have been about reducing stigma, listening to the signs, not being afraid to speak up. But instead, I found it really problematic. I thought it romantized teen suicide. I am over the tortured, mysterious, "sexy" trope.
#booked19 book to movie
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

sammisho Also...the audio is pretty awful! 1mo
Cinfhen Ugh! Appreciate your honest review 1mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Keeping it real. I‘ll bet I‘d have the same concerns. Thanks! 1mo
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market | Kelly Link, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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I will never get enough of this world! This collection of novellas filled in some plot points, gave ua back story for secondary and tetiary characters and set things up for future books. And Jem and Tessa! ❤❤❤

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My sister has been recommending this book for ages, I finally read it and she was right. It was a great book. This book is a modern classic for good reason.
#pop19

REPollock I loved this one! I really thought the narrative voice was excellent. 1mo
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Superfudge (Superfudge) | Judy Blume, Else Holmelund Minarik
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My daughter, who is almost 13 has recently started sitting in during bedtime story time with my seven year old son, after a few years of thinking she was too old to be read to. I am absolutely loving and cherishing this time with both of my babies ❤ #raisingreaders

LibrarianRyan Ahhh 1mo
BarbaraBB 😍 1mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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I do not usually review the books I read with the kids, but this one was so good, I want to recommend it to everyone. My husband, my 12 year old daughter, my 7 year old son and myself were all in tears by the end. It was such a poignant, powerful story.

cherinium I don't read many children's books, but I loved this one! 1mo
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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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Cute and sweet. An easy, light read. #pop19 Set on a university campus

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This short story compilation of Austen inspired stories had some hits and some misses. I either love an Austen adaptation or loathe it and felt both while reading these stories. Mostly hits, so counting it as a pick!
#booked2019 A book gifted to you ( thanks @Mommamanzi !!!)

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘ve yet to find a SS collection where they were all picks🤷🏼‍♀️glad most were picks for you ❤️ 2mo
sammisho @Cinfhen Same! I tend to avoid SS! 2mo
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My new favorite book! What a lovely, beautifully written story. This coming of age tale transcends time. Francie Noland is one of the most charming, relateable, complex characters I have read, and is a kindred spirit. I could gush and gush about this book and wish I had read it before now.
#pop19

Tamra 💜 It is a classic! 2mo
tracyrowanreads One of my perennial faves.
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megnews This became my new favorite book when I read it a few months ago too!!! 😍 2mo
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The voice in my head takes on the accent of whatever book or tv show I am watching...it's British most of the time. But right now it's a wise cracking, tough, turn of the century New Yorker.

mabell I do the same thing! Mine was Scottish during 2mo
sammisho @mabell Oh good! I am not a weirdo by myself! 2mo
mabell Definitely not! It adds to the fun of an audiobook 😄 2mo
MeganAnn I do this too! British and Scottish accents seem to be particularly thick in my head for some reason though?! 😂 (edited) 2mo
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Dream job!

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🌟🌟🌟
#pop19

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I will post more pictures tomorrow but @Gissy, your package arrived today and it was the sweetest, most unexpected gift! This bookmark is too cute!

Gissy It took me time to send but finally it is in your hands. Enjoy!!!🤗 2mo
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I heard about the #austeninaugust photo challenge too late to join😢, so I decided to do my own version by reading some adaptations that have been on my TBR for too long. I might even end the month with a reread of my favorite Austen, Pride and Prejudice!

monalyisha YUM. It's definitely almost lunch-time here! Haha. 2mo
sammisho @monalyisha This is a late breakfast for me! 2mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig It's never too late to join in! In whatever fashion that works for you! 2mo
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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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This is like a love letter to Austen. Cute, fun, easy read
#booked2019 Food on cover
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cover is really catchy ❤️💚💛 2mo
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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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My favorite summer activity

Daisey Everything about this photo looks amazing! 2mo
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Bailedbailed

For such a short book, this felt like it was never going to end. I enjoy classics, but the prose was a little too thick for me in this one.
#readingwomen

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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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Straight from work to golf practice. I am really unhappy about not having time to change out of my skirt and work shoes, but at least I remembered my book!

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Fix Her Up: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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I spent have this book rolling my eyes and cringing. The other half sighing and swooning. I think the sweetness factor won out and 🔥🔥🔥. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you enjoy steamy romances and can get over some annoying pet names this one is for you!

Jen_Reads I keep looking at this one and debate on whether or not I want to read it. 2mo
sammisho @Jen_Reads it was fun and cute! I enjoyed it! I plan on reading more from this author! 2mo
ChasingOm This is on my list of books to download onto my Kindle for our honeymoon — in December! 😂 2mo
sammisho @ChasingOm perfect honeymoon read! 2mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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About a third into this book, I did not think this would be my jam. But by the end, I so invested in the characters and story. Told from different POVs in inter connecting stories, this book was gripping and powerful. It shared an important perspective, of urban native americans, a culture I know little about.
#booked2019 indigenous author
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review. That‘s close to how I felt. Some characters really affected me. 2mo
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Five Feet Apart | Rachael Lippincott
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In line with Fault in Our Stars, this book was heartbreaking. But lovely, and hopeful.
#pop19

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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I am so mad it has taken me so long to read this book! It was great. A bit slow at the beginning, but once I figured out the charcters and plot, within the first few chapters, I was hooked. It is an inventive and unique dystoption/scify novel. I loved Maggie has a main character, and I loved that Native American cultire was such a huge part of the plot.
#WOC #readingwomen

Nebklvr The sequel is good too! 2mo
sammisho @Nebklvr I am excited for it 2mo
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Trail of Lightning | Rebecca Roanhorse
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Keeping score and reading...golf mom life

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Shadowhouse Fall | Daniel Jos Older
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#booked2019 POC MC paranormal

Highly recommend this series, especially on audio. Third one comes out in January.

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Glad to know it‘s a winner 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘ve heard such good things about this series! It‘s on my shelf. 👊🏻📚♥️ 2mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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Finished James and the Giant Peach last night and moving on to this one, also recommended by big sis!
#raisingreaders

TheReadingMermaid Great book ❤️ 2mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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This is probably my least favorite of Clare's shadowhunter novels thus far. It was an 900 page book, and was 300 pages too long. Despite that, I love this world and it is fun to see favorite characters. This book also set things up for another shadowhunter series which is always exciting!
#pop19

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This book was so much fun! While tackling really important topics like race, class, gender and sexual identity. The audio narrator was fantastic.
#book2019 @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft
#genrebusting

Hollie I loved this one! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good pick and review! 📚♥️👊🏻 3mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Magnus Bane winking at me is on my fictional bucket list. *swoon* 😍

What's on yours?

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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Happy Monday!

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A Place for Us: A Novel | Fatima Farheen Mirza
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As a parent, I really enjoyed this book. I related to the parents of this family, trying to do the best they can for their children. This story is not told linear, but rather is memories, which jumped from different time periods. This was hard to follow at first, but once I got over that, I found the story to be engaging and heart touching.
#readingwomen

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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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The artwork in this book is 😍😍😍😍

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Its so nice that my kids are now old enough, they don't need me in the pool the whole time!

rachelsbrittain Looks wonderful! 3mo
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When you have the sense of humor of a 13 year old boy and your 7 yo doesn't understand why you are laughing so hard...

AmberWB 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Bradleygirl O Lord my mind has been defiled since the last time I read this it's too sad 🤣🤣 3mo
JackOBotts 🤣 Now here‘s the question: did Dahl do that intentionally for a laugh of his own? 🤣 3mo
Bklover 😂😂 3mo
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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I read this book days ago, but I keep thinking about it. I told my husband it felt like a bear hug! ❤

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Lucas found a Wayside School animated show on Youtube. One of the characters is voiced by Michael Cera. We just finished the book, so Luke is having fun pointing out all the things he remembers.

LibrarianRyan That is cool. I will now have to go seek this. 3mo
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Queen of Air and Darkness | Cassandra Clare
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After working a full shift and then going to a golf tournament, I really wanted a #bookandbath to unwind. But my book is too big for bath time reading, so I am settling for #bookandcorndogandfacemask.

Sace I kind of want #bookandcorndog to be a trending topic... 3mo
sammisho @RestlessFickleBookHoarder I eat corn dogs was more than a normal adult woman should so I can totally make #bookandcorndog a thing 3mo
Sace @sammisho I'm seriously considering a run to the grocery store tomorrow to get vegetarian corn dogs so I can help! I seriously love the way #bookandcorndog rolls off the tongue. 3mo
Bklover @sammisho @RestlessFickleBookHoarder ok, I‘m joining this club! Tomorrow I‘m off to MotoMart for a 75 cent corn dog. Or two. 3mo
sammisho @Bklover Yaaaas! Let's start a #bookandcorndog revolution! 3mo
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For me, Mayor Pete is the most relatable, down to earth candidate. He has done great things for the city of Great Bend and seems to really, truly care about people.
I enjoyed this audio. I think he did a good job of talking about his personal life and focusing on the issues.
#readthecandidates

LoverofLit I just got this from the library! I'm finishing I Am Malala on Monday and then will be diving in. 3mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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#pop19 A choose your own adventure book

@LoverofLit gave this book to me for my birthday in February and it was perfect for this lazy Saturday afternoon. So funny, and had me laughing outloud.
I loved choose your own adventure books as a kid, so this regency era romance version was right up my alley. I have read two stories so far and plan on going in for more soon.

LoverofLit Yay 💜💜💜💜 3mo
Eyelit I loved this one so much. Hilarity! 3mo
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My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel | Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris
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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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Oh my goodness gracious I loved this book! Sweet, charming and completely adorable, with a sprinkling of magic. This would have been a great cozy winter read, but made for a wonderful summertime book as well.
I received this book in a swap a few years ago and I am sad I didn't get to it sooner.
#pop19 A book with sugar in the title

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The Sugar Queen | Sarah Addison Allen
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Another evening of golf course reading

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Up next! Luke said he wanted to read a book about a kid his own age, and big sister remembered that James was 7! Perfect!

LoverofLit I listened to this one last year and it was SO fun. I'm excited to hear what Luke thinks of it! 3mo
eve8 I love James and the giant peach, its funny and and magicle (edited) 3mo
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This well loved copy was my husband's when he was young. I had a copy myself as a kid.My daughter read it when she was about 9 and I just finished reading it aloud to our 7 year old.
#raisingreaders

JoScho Classic! 3mo
Purrfectpages It‘s one of my all time faves. I still have my original copy and read it to my class each year! 3mo
sammisho @Purrfectpages It's a great book! I always gift it to my kid's 2nd or 3rd grade teachers. 3mo
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I wish I could remember which Litten gifted me this book in a swap so I can thank them! This book was lovely, beautiful, otherwordly.
#pop19

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A new book and a new mug for this solo brunch.

JackOBotts Love the mug! 3mo
kellyann28 Loved this book! Looks like a good breakfast! 3mo
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Alexander Hamilton | Ron Chernow
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BookwormAHN Nice 👏🏻 3mo
LoverofLit 😍😍😍😍😍 All the love for this picture! 3mo
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