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Joined September 2016

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George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones
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All My Life by Susan Lucci
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Of Ice and Shadows by Audrey Coulthurst
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Atlantis Rising by T. A. Barron
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Flame in the Mist by Renaee Ahdieh
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Desert Queen by Janet Wallach
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Currently my bookish self can be described as ambitiously scaling tbr. Favorite place to read is a sunroom or screened in veranda. Failing that, a Papa San chair/sofa. Can't really answer this one yet. Maybe I'll remember to comment at the end of the year :)
#wondrouswednesday anybody who cares to join in here's your sign.

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The People Awards | Lily Murray

I have resurrected the backlist book awards! Click the link below to nominate your favorite reads from bygone eras. 2019 and older fair game! https://forms.gle/ens29roJASxQQMfX9 nominations must be in by February 29th!

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1. Probably the boxcar children.
2. Princess Diana's death, pathfinder arrives to Mars,9/11, Afghanistan elected President.
3. Chicken broth from scratch and lemon and honey in hot water (not at the same time of course). The lemon is for vitamin c, honey is a natural antiseptic. And the steam helps thin what needs thinning.
4. I say hi to ally he new littens. I'm not really sure how to look up a list of newbies.
#friyayintro

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Mehso-so

This one felt like total filler to me. Minimal character development, mostly for Lily and a cousin named Hank.

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Mehso-so

Apparently I forgot to post that I read this one on here. It was good if I recall.

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The Hundredth Queen | Emily R. King
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Mehso-so

This book was a weird ride. Jaya totally stole my heart. The main character kalinda was a little flat. Perhaps more development will be had for her in the next installment. The world building was strong, largely because it drew from old realities.

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Princess Diaries | Meg Cabot
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AnneCecilie Happy new year 🎆 3w
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I wish a good season of rest and rejuvenation to everyone, no matter the observance or lack thereof. 🙂💗🎄

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Just started doing yoga again after almost 2 years. Shaking like a leaf right now. Couldn't even hold a decent crane pose. I'll get there again.

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The Flash: The Wild Wests | Mark Waid, John Rogers

Watched the first three installments of crisis on infinite earths. Seemed kind of like filler to me. Not a load of substance there. Will have to see what happens January 14th with the conclusion.

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@LibrarianRyan i would have to say I don't clock people's litfluence so I have no clue who I can tag for this part. And Artemis fowl series. Five newest followers are: @KendallHershey @revellbooks @emilyrose_x @Tianarose @rajithr #itsmyparty

LibrarianRyan I don't clock it either, I'm just surprised when people hit milestones I figured would have long past. Plus, many of us 6 digit club members get hit for a lot of things like this, and I wanted to share the love to kittens who are newer or not as prominent. Thanks for playing. 1mo
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Just watched the biopic tonight. While I think it suffered from some serious ennui in the storyboarding department and failed to refer to her by her earned title of general: it is a very important film to see.

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Mehso-so

This was a wierd experience for me. So many things didn't feel right because I saw the movie a million times before I ever touched this book. New York?!

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The Flash: Stop Motion | Mark Schultz

Just finished part three of crisis on earth X. Part four for tomorrow.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show | Richard O'Brien, Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Jim Sharman

Just finished the annual rewatch of this demented masterpiece.

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Just finished working a 16 hour day at the election polls. So tired I've been awake for 17 and a half hours.

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The Girl behind the Red Rope | Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker
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Big thanks to #revellbooks for this ARC

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Mehso-so

This one just didn't do it for me. The medical argument wasn't as sound as I'd like it to be. Definitely going back to reading these ones in the physical form though. I remember Hong's better that way.

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Island of the Mad | Laurie R. King

Reading the above book and rediscovering #bodyofproof. The book is part of a Sherlock series. Speaking of, BBC Sherlock episode 1 complete.

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Magic for Liars | Sarah Gailey
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Murder mystery meets Hogwarts, what's not to love! Helped me on the way to getting rid of my post #elementary hangover.

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Just watched #yesterday, oh my god what a horrible flick. Truly strong premise sent straight to hell by its length and dialogue. Seriously cut 75% and it would have been a perfect short for TIFF. Don't take my word for it, go see it for yourself. You might end up liking it where I didn't. The only thing I truly liked about it was the music and Lily James. Oh and that one spoilery thing.

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The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes | Arthur Conan Doyle

Just finished the series finale of elementary today. I liked it quite a bit. Especially how they left it open for more someday down the line. May have to start watching the BBC Sherlock again too.

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Panpan

Pacing felt off, name dropping was frustrating, and it ultimately is something I could've done without reading.

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The baby sister of my elementary school best friend just got married! I remember when she liked to dig in the dirt for bugs to examine.

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Harry Potter | JK Rowling

https://www.listchallenges.com/most-impactful-books

Has anyone here done any list challenges? I saw This on tumblr and had to try it out.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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Good bedtime listening. Carrie reads it herself, which was nice. I find I connect to a life story better that way.

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My sister's final flight into Indonesia has landed and she has messaged that she has arrived. #voluntourism

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Wow just watched the last episode of season 4 of Superstore. Can't believe it. They really went there. They went real world bullshit. I actually need to know what happens next.

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Tell It to the Bees | Fiona Shaw

Watched via Netflix. Fair warning deals with forced abortion, racism, and anti lesbian action and sentiment. Was a good flick though.

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Alienated | Melissa Landers
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A touch predictable. Easy, enjoyable reading though. I didn't mind the world building except a particular medical detail stood way out. L'eirs apparently don't have a pulse point in their thumbs like humans do. The main alien kept measuring pulse at the neck with his thumb. Never explained in world either. Other than that no issues with it. Probably won't go chasing the next one down.

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Mehso-so

Cute. Nerdtacular. Need I say more?

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Otherhood | William Sutcliffe

Watched the movie on Netflix today. Cute, soundtrack totally made it.

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Aladdin: A Read-Aloud Storybook | Random House Disney
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#friyayintro Well, not really a read it's the new adaptation that I would give 4.5 stars to. I very rarely have 5's. Crunchy. Sunset. Payment on my student debt. Didn't have one, loved the scholastic fair though.

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I never got into Monty Python. I mainly know Eric Idle as the narrator from Ella Enchanted. It was fascinating to hear about his life and his work with John Cleese and the rest of them.

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It's always a challenge reviewing biographies. How on earth do you quantify a life like that. Fair warning, this book has major trigger warnings for rape and abortion. It was absolutely a must read/ hear as far as I'm concerned.

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Well this book was extremely racist and belittling as fuck about world religions. I found it valuable in that it will remind you that no one deserves to die for their faith or because of it. I myself am agnostic. Except for science. I take that to the bank.

Don't read this book if you are religious. At best you will be pissed. At worst you will have your faith shaken.

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Fair warning this book discusses mental health and suicide/ suicidal ideation. It was a wild ride going on this journey with Miss Bello. This book is short. It is also not an easy read. It took me a full month to finish. It struck many chords for me. This book is not a call to action. It is a reminder that acceptance is the only valid way to handle things you can't change. To accept something is the first step to fighting apathy and injustice.

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206 Bones | Kathy Reichs
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Just what the doctor ordered. Intrigue, murder, and a disgruntled coworker to boot! I enjoyed this very much, including the nostalgia factor. Definitely didn't blow me away though. Was a touch formulaic.

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Spider Bones: A Novel | Kathy Reichs
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Ms. Reichs did not let me down! As with all the Tempe books, a feeling of contentment and comfort enveloped me. This time the subject matter was very fascinating and turned me onto something I will likely research in the future. Impeccable world building and plenty of suspense. If you have tried reading these books grab one soon!

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Cinderella's Dress | Shonna Slayton
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This book has reawakened my royal fever. Seriously we just had a charity book sale and I got two royal biographies. I love the idea that Cinderella was based on a real royal family. The writing style made this so easy to read. I would love it if this became a series.

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A Thousand Shades of Blue | Robin Stevenson
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I have serious feels about this book. First this book contains cheating and inappropriate age gaps. You have been warned. Also the way it is written has a strong suggestion of approval. This bugs me the most because this a middle grade book. No resolution. Which would be realistic and totally fine if it were targeted at adults like me. it is being marketed to kids and teens who are going to read and possibly learn unhealthy relationship habits.

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I have some reviews to get caught up on. Have been very preoccupied with looking for work. This week is fairly busy but I will aim to have them up by Friday evening.

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Starflight | Melissa Landers
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Melissa Landers has just become a must read author for me. Outlaws, enemies to friends to lovers, intrigue, mayhem, and space pirates. What's not to love?!

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Writing Desk | Rachel Hauck

I just ordered myself a new desk! And it was only 91 bucks! So thrilled it will really open up my room. Down the road I'm going to get a piece of real wood for the top too.

thebacklistbook Update got my desk and it is fabulous :) pics to be added in the morning! 7mo
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Jamie's Italy | Jamie Oliver
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#frideas @SailorMoon
Canada
Canada
Bahamas
Poutine/Moutine
Tagging everyone

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 10mo
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This book frustrated me to no end! It's like a giant game of Clue mixed with Dante's inferno. That ending has to be the most frustrating thing I have read in years. Gah!
Evelyn Hardcastle Will be murdered at 11 PM. You alone are responsible for solving her murder. At least that is what you believe to be true. This book has more twists to it than forty five snakes writhing beneath a house. The multiple POVs will make your head spin so fast.

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206 Bones | Kathy Reichs
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Just what the doctor ordered. Intrigue, murder, and a disgruntled coworker to boot! I enjoyed this very much, including the nostalgia factor. Definitely didn't blow me away though. Was a touch formulaic.

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206 Bones | Kathy Reichs

Just finished this one. Review to come :)

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