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ssravp

ssravp

Joined May 2016

If my to read pile isn't falling over, it's not high enough.
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Fox by Dubravka Ugresic
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While I‘m not catholic, and I know he had his flaws (as we all do), I still can‘t help but be inspired by Karol Józef Wojtyła.

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A very satisfying final volume.

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I‘m really impress with how this series keeps improving with each volume.

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More of the same but still pretty enjoyable.

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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life | Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush
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It‘s not often you get to hear from this side of a politics family. I really enjoyed this. Their love for each other and their family is so apparent.

KristenDuck This one surprised me how much I liked it 6d
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Another good one!

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The astonishing rawness, and realness in which Lysa talks about what she‘s faced in the last few years is truly inspiring.

MaggieCarr I got to see her in person on her most recent tour. Amazing what God has done through her and their marriage. 1w
ssravp @MaggieCarr That‘s great! She‘s definitely one I‘d love to hear speak. It truly is amazing. (edited) 1w
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Been waiting to read this. It‘s off to a promising start.

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Romanov | Nadine Brandes
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Another “on a whim” read. I can‘t say enough great things about it. I loved it! And can we talk about that cover!?

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As a worship leader, Kim has been a huge influence on my life, and my service in ministry. Hearing her struggles with shame, fear, and absolutely harrowing events, and coming out with a greater love of the Father is hugely inspirational.

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Finale: A Caraval Novel | Stephanie Garber
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Very sad to see this series come to an end but it ended in the best way possible. These were amazing books!

ReadWithAJ So you would say it‘s worth continuing after Caraval? 2w
ssravp @ReadWithAJ 100% worth it. 2w
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The Parade | Dave Eggers
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A quick read with an ending that caught me completely off guard. Really enjoyed this one!

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An illuminating and sometimes sobering look at what law, policy, and our data looks like in a digital age.

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An absolutely masterful account of JFK and his link with what I believe is the greatest achievement mankind has ever made.

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Really fascinating look at Pep‘s time in Germany. I‘d love to see him take over at the USMNT some day.

RJHowe Big Bayern fan, Pep is an intriguing guy but can‘t see him coaching the USMT 3w
rretzler Anyone to take over the USMNT but another American. Unfortunately, I‘ve all but given up watching them until they get better coaching. The state of US soccer is a mess and it starts at the young level. What I wouldn‘t give for kids coaches who actually can teach real soccer - not the kick and run that the US seems to enjoy. OK - ‘nuff said - I‘ll get off my soapbox and stop hijacking your thread now. ⚽️💕 (edited) 3w
TrishB Pep is great, went to see him talk at my Uni a few months ago. I hope he loses tonight though!! 🤞🏻🤞🏻 3w
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ssravp @RJHowe It‘s more of a pipe dream than anything else. 3w
ssravp @rretzler Soapbox allowed. It‘s incredibly frustrating being a USMNT fan these days. 3w
ssravp @TrishB I‘d love to hear him speak one day! 3w
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Storm of Locusts | Rebecca Roanhorse
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I started this series last year on a whim and I‘m so glad I did. It‘s been a blast. Maggie Hoskie is a badass.

ShyBookOwl Whim-finds are so fun! 3w
TieDyeDude The first book was crazy! I didn't realize the second was out 2d
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Untitled | Unknown
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I didn‘t love it but the full cast audio was impressive and it was interesting to see Dooku‘s history.

TieDyeDude I'm looking forward to this. 2d
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There were some truly fascinating parts but I ended up skimming more than I thought I would.

Texreader Bummer. This one‘s on my near tbr list. 4w
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The Right Stuff | Tom Wolfe
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I didn‘t love this as much as a lot of people but it‘s still incredibly fascinating account of that time. Dennis Quaid‘s narration is stellar.

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“It helps to say that you‘re sad. Often it even helps to cry . . . let people know how you feel.”

I adored this book. Lavar Burton‘s narration was delightful!

I love that the two most famous people from my hometown of Latrobe, Fred Rogers, and Arnold Palmer, were such kind, wonderful, and caring people. 😁

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An amazing account of an amazing, and critically undervalued hero of WWII.

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Such a great account of a horrifying incident. The hubris, arrogance and political posturing was pretty disgusting, and probably cost more lives.

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Really enjoyed a story that delved into Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan‘s relationship. Pretty solid political drama too.

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This is a great look at Tim Cook. Someone who some people believe is Apple‘s best ever CEO, even over Steve Jobs.

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Ruse | Cindy Pon
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These books were such good fun! And really quick reads!

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I can‘t get enough of early American history! While not my favorite, it‘s still very good.

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Man was this good. I do love a good techno-thriller!

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Unbelievably fascinating. I eat this kind of stuff up!

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This was a delight. 😁

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So very good. Having faith does not mean not struggling. This is a great resource.

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The Bird King | G. Willow Wilson
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I‘m not totally sure what I think of this. It‘s written beautifully, that is undeniable. I may have to revisit it some day.

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Superman: Dawnbreaker | Matt de la Peña
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I‘m not a huge DC fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed each of the books in the Icons series. This was no exception.

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Star Wars Queen's Shadow | Emily Kate Johnston
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I loved Johnston‘s Ahsoka, and this is every bit as good!

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Patrick Stewart‘s narration was impeccable! So good!

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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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Not my favorite, but the narration of the audiobooks has been tremendous.

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A Question of Holmes | Brittany Cavallaro
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Man do I love this series. This was my favorite by far! So good!

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I love REEPICHEEP! I enjoyed this so much more than I remember. Derek Jacobi was a great narrator.

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REEPICHEEP!!!! Lynn Redgrave‘s narration was delightful!

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Tell Me Everything | Sarah Enni
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I requested this from the library on a whim, and I‘m so glad I did. It‘s wonderful.

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It‘s never been my favorite but the narration was very good.

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Michael York‘s narration was delightful. 😁

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So good! Excited to be back in this world!

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“Now the trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.”

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Follow: Learning to Follow Jesus | Bryan Koch, Daniel McNaughton
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Even though this is aimed at a new believer, it still has a wealth of valuable insights for anyone on the walk with Christ.

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I‘m getting ready to re-read (listen) to Chronicles. What is your preferred reading order? Publication order, or chronological (story) order. And why?

shanaqui Chronological -- mostly because that was the order in the set I had as a kid, so it just feels right! 2mo
ssravp @shanaqui That‘s the only way I‘ve ever read it. 😀 2mo
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A book that asks a lot of tough questions. I love that kind of book.

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This was something I never thought I would like, but I loved it. It was riveting.

WanderingBookaneer I just got this one as an Amazon First Reads. 3mo
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The Bayern Agenda | Dan Moren
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Dear Dan Moren, you had me at Galactic Cold War. 💫

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This was astonishing. I‘m not sure I‘ve ever read a more inspiring story. So very good.

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Red Rising | Pierce Brown
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The violence and brutality that seems to come out of nowhere in this book really disappointed me. I‘m not sure why it bothered me so much but it‘s enough to not want me to continue the series.