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sarahreinhard

sarahreinhard

Joined June 2019

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Pickpick

Don‘t let the small size fool you: This book packs a punch. Worth reading and pondering and revisiting.

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Started last night and then had to go to bed, in part because of the waiting room today. While there, being a mom in waiting, I read. I didn‘t cry or sob. What a gift this book is. As with all of Bean‘s writing, it‘s genuine and poignant and wrenching, beautiful and poetic and earthy. This book is something I needed and will need again. Highly recommended.
#catholicreads #bookview

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It‘s been quite a few years since I first read this book, and I‘m savoring it as much now as I did then. These tidbits of loveliness, of perfectly explained reality, of life. Mmmmmm. 😍
#catholicreading #realityinfiction

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Whipped through this one, and I‘d call it worth the reading. I like the straightforward approach and while I couldn‘t help but wonder if timeboxing only works in certain situations (but maybe this is an opportunity for me to do my own writing 😉).

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Having myself a HELL YEAH moment over here...
#coffeeismylovelanguage

Mandoul Thats the best news i've heard all day! Thanks 😀 4y
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All in Good Time | Carolyn Astfalk
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Well, THAT was a delightful Friday-Saturday binge read. Romance (no smut). Some drama, some suspense, some laughs and chuckles. The saddest part was that it ended...

#bookbliss #goodreading #whenyoucantputthebookdown

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All in Good Time | Carolyn Astfalk
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I only stopped kat night because my body demanded sleep. But I don‘t think the day will end without me reaching the end of this book...sooooo enjoying it!!!

cmastfalk Best kind of addiction, from an author‘s perspective! 4y
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All in Good Time | Carolyn Astfalk
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Now, for a rippin Good Friday night with a new ARC from one of my favorite authors...looking forward to redeeming what has been a challenging and low-reading week with this #justaLITTLEpressure #noworriesherbooksalwaysrock

cmastfalk Uh-oh. I hope it delivers! (And I think I cleaned up the pesky typos.) 4y
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Quick read that‘s going to lead to more reading for me. It rings true, and it‘s not a diet, which I would have major issues with. #dietsdontwork #lifestylechange Anyone else read it or embraced intermittent fasting?

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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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Mehso-so

Stayed up late finishing this last night. Fun read, recommended by a friend.

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I couldn‘t put this book down. Great storytelling and hilarious anecdotes. Not only do I highly recommend it, but I‘ll be buying my own copy to reread.

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My 8yo bought this at a book fair and invited me to read it first. (I‘ve so loved Cameron‘s other books.) This did not disappoint. I couldn‘t read it without smiling, and while it is middle grade reading, it‘s also delightful. I can‘t wait until my boy reads it and we can talk about it.

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What. A. Book. Delightful and entertaining, Epstein makes his case and makes me want my own copy. This also makes me feel completely justified in learning something new...at any point.

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I. Will. Finish. This. Book. 🤪
Don‘t get me wrong, it‘s great. I‘m just full of many other books. And my heart isn‘t all-in on zipping through it when there is another book nearby. But now my Finish The Book side is screeeeeammmming and...well, maybe I will.
But maybe not tonight. 😬😉

cmastfalk I‘ve been reading his book The World‘s First Love since March! I read 1-2 chapters/week. So, super slow. But so much wisdom. 4y
sarahreinhard @cmastfalk sometimes slow is better, not denying. And I love that one too!!! 4y
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Back porch #bookview with a porter, a Novel on my Kindle, and the very wonderful new book by Kendra Tierney that I‘m ever hopeful about finishing before my reviews are due... but I‘m in a novel kind of mood. What‘s in your hands tonight?

Louise Currently reading a book that‘s close to your Catholic theme: 5y
sarahreinhard @Louise oh I lovvvvvve that one!!!! 5y
Louise It‘s my first novel by Willa Cather and certainly won‘t be the last! She‘s an amazing writer! 5y
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Cortg The 8th book in the Outlander series! 5y
sarahreinhard @Louise I‘ve only read that one of hers but yes,!she is definitely amazing. Those images of the southwest are so striking and beautiful. 5y
sarahreinhard @Cortg oooo I‘ve never read any of those. Should I start? 5y
Cortg @sarahreinhard It‘s a commitment, for sure! I read one or two a year but I absolutely love them! It has a little bit of everything; romance, family, friendship, time travel, war, deception, adventure, you name it and it‘s probably there! 5y
sarahreinhard @Cortg ok I‘m going to tbr the first one! #sold! 5y
cmastfalk @Louise I love Willa Cather‘s books! I‘m reading the last book in J. Rode‘s dystopian YA trilogy Uncloaked and listening to The Whiskey Rebels, a historical novel I‘ve been meaning to get to forever! 5y
sarahreinhard @cmastfalk ooooooo tell me more about that! With that title, I‘m already googling... 4y
cmastfalk The Whiskey Rebels? Historical novel with two storylines I expect will intertwine. Disgraced Revolutionary War spy veteran searching for the missing husband of his former fiancé. Woman and her husband duped into sacrificing everything for uncleared land in western PA. Somehow they‘re all going to be part of the Whiskey Rebellion. The protagonist is wonderfully wry. 4y
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Manual for Women | Danielle Bean
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“You pay God a compliment by asking great things of him.”
~ St. Teresa of Avila

#saidbetterbyothers #goodreminder #saintquote #catholicreading

wordslinger42 I love that! 5y
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I wasn‘t expecting to do much more than trundle through this for my monthly review pile. But! You guys! It‘s sparking my mind and it‘s all I can do not to go grab a notebook and pen! This is a gem, and I‘m definitely going to be (re)reading Gaudete et Exsultate soon.

#bookview #catholicbooks #whenyourreviewbookisGREATandyouwerentexpectingit

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Maybe it‘s because I‘ve been reading W. Bruce Cameron‘s books in the last few months, and I much prefer his voicing of dogs. Maybe it‘s that I think some of the reincarnation spirituality in this is bull. Maybe it‘s just timing. This was well-edited, I‘ll give it that. And it was a quick read. In the end, though, it was like getting a turkey burger when you were expecting a T-bone steak.

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The Great Adventure Catholic Bible | Mary Healy, Peter Williamson, Jeff Cavins
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brit91 Happy Monday to you as well!!🙂📚 5y
Jesuss @brit91 hai gevme Bible metres 4y
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Not a bad way to read Sheen.

#catholicbooks #bookview

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Manual for Women | Danielle Bean
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When you‘ve been go-go-go all day and you just need a moment of encouragement and a pause to take a breath...

#catholicreads

cmastfalk That‘s hotel relaxation right there! 5y
sarahreinhard @cmastfalk add wine and it was perfect 👌🏻 5y
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A Big Life in Advertising | Mary Wells Lawrence
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Because I heard it was good...and it was next on the pile. Have you read it?

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In which I settle down to catch up on some work reading. From what I‘ve seen so far, I can‘t wait to see the final product. This is going to be such a great gift for so many young women in my life.

#catholicbooks

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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The bookhaustion tomorrow will be sooooo worth it...

#greatreading #whatabook #bookstoreread

Lcsmcat I loved this one! 5y
sarahreinhard @Lcsmcat it hooked me in! So good! 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 5y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Hope you're loving Litsy so far 💖📖💖 5y
sarahreinhard @Eggs thanks! 5y
sarahreinhard @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego getting used to it... thanks for the welcome! 5y
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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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But...
But...
Insanely early work day tomorrow and I musssst sleep.
But...
But...
#bookworkproblems #whatabook #greatreads

britt_brooke 😆 5y
BookishEscapade This story tears at my heart strings 😍😥 5y
sarahreinhard @Thewanderer92 it‘s sooooo good! 5y
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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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“You‘re not alone, and you‘re not the one in charge,” Mother said gently. “Ask for help when you need it, and give help when you can. I think that is how we serve God—and each other and ourselves—in times as dark as these.”

#bookquote #thenightingale #kristinhannah #truthinfiction

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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Time to curl up in the cool a/c and read, read, read. 🙌🎉📖

#sundayfunday #summerreading

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Contentment is harder. It requires me to accept reality as I find it in this moment—the tasks I have to do today, the people I have to serve this hour, the flaws in myself and my life that I can‘t fix right now. Contentment means leaving the big picture to God while I muddle through the day-to-day. And I hate muddling.

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“Praying for deliverance from fear is a crucial step for spiritual perfectionists. But before we can see freedom, we must recognize we are bound. That‘s often a harder step. Fear is a sneaky demon; it wears many disguises. And sometimes the religious voices we turn to for clarity and support only make us feel more afraid, embarrassed, and alone.”

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I‘ll be honest: I wasn‘t sure what my takeaway would be from this one. It was in the pile I have to read and review for a monthly column. What, I wondered, would be the reason for the regular person to read this?

And there you have it. Do we know about life in China? Do we have any concept? Do we care?

This book isn‘t an unveiling as much as it is a straight on look. Cardinal Zen lays it out; he‘s direct and straightforward.

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“There is no detective in England equal to a spinster lady of uncertain age with plenty of time on her hands.”

Had to pull over on my long drive because the rain was so bad. But it was such delightful company...

#audiobook #missmarple #readingontheroad

rretzler Welcome to Litsy!📖 This is probably one of the first Christie‘s I ever read nearly 50 years ago and is one of my favorites! 5y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗👏🏻 5y
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sarahreinhard @rretzler I so enjoyed it. It‘s been decades since I‘ve read Christie and it held up. (Of course it did!) 5y
sarahreinhard @CoffeeNBooks thanks! (Took me a bit to figure out how to reply 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄) 5y
rretzler So glad you enjoyed it! 5y
jillrhudy Agatha is the best company! Welcome to Litsy! 5y
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“You don‘t have to be a congenital perfectionist like me to have a problem with perfectionism. Nor must you demand flawlessness in every part of your life. Perfectionism is simply an addiction to control and a refusal to accept imperfections in some human endeavor.”

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A Dog's Journey: A Novel | W. Bruce Cameron
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I couldn‘t put this down...picking up the continuation of A Dog‘s Purpose and the threads of that story. This holds its own as a book and I do think you could read it on its own.

Cameron captures dogs so well; I couldn‘t read this without looking at the dogs in my life and wondering what their internal dialogue is like.

Cameron also creates an interesting viewpoint on life and perhaps also about life and the end of life.

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Kreeft is as entertaining and spot-on as ever, and this wasn‘t as dry — or as heated — as I expected. Gave me a lot to think about.

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Interested in artificial intelligence, technology, the way the future could be shaped by the intersection of the two? It‘s coming — the future and the dominance of AI. But what does that mean? Webb not only provides detailed analysis, an impressive bibliography, and a history that‘s multifaceted, but she also crafts storylines that support different decisions we could all make. Yes, us. You and me. (Also pictured, my next read.)

Smrloomis Interesting! And welcome to Litsy! 🥳 5y
sarahreinhard @Smrloomis thanks! And it was very interesting! 5y
sarahreinhard @SW-T thanks! (Took me a while to figure out how to add comments...) 5y
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