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thereadingowlvina

Joined September 2016

📚 Carpe librum | Seize the book 📚 GR: www.goodreads.com/thereadingowlvina 🇨🇦 Ig: https://www.instagram.com/thereadingowlvina
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This book is a WOWZA! Brilliant plot, impressive cast of literary characters & engaging writing. No complaints! I loved it and will be reading the next book in this series!

Rating: 4.75⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2947815225

MandaMT YES! I started this series this summer. They‘re great! I think the3rd one is out now. I‘m excited to check it out! 2d
thereadingowlvina @MandaMT Oh I better start reading book 2 real soon! 😁 2d
MandaMT Good luck! That one is a brick. Took me two weeks with hours of daily reading to get through. Still fun though. 2d
thereadingowlvina @MandaMT Ha ok! I guess it'd be like reading a Stephen King novel! 😁 2d
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This is a well-written & well-researched book about Joseph Lister and the history of surgery. Lots of historical facts and gory details. Great read!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2984643552

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A great read and in-depth exposé on Malaysia's 1MDB scandal - the world's biggest kleptocracy/financial/political scandal.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3001226356

#nonfiction

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Happy Monday everyone! Have a wonderful week ahead!!! 💗

@JoScho #ManicMonday #EmojiMadness

JoScho Thanks for playing-I love the collage! 1w
thereadingowlvina @JoScho 😁👍💕 1w
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An insightful book about parenting and coaching neurodivergent kids. A must read for parents or those in teaching profession.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2961896399

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Sword and Pen | Rachel Caine
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Oh wow. I am heartbroken that this series has ended with this fifth book, Sword and Pen, but am glad that there is a closure now and the ending is satisfactory.

Rating: 4⭐

For my full reviews on this series, please visit
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2998016800

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Happy Mondays | Simon Spence
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Happy Monday everyone!!! 😊

Thanks for today's #ManicMonday #EmojiMadness @JoScho 👍😁💕

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤 2w
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The Night Olivia Fell | Christina McDonald
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Oh my goodness!!! This book is sooo good so far! I finished Week 1 already and now halfway into Week 2! I know! I should slow down, I'll try 😣

@sblbooks @megnews This is a great choice. Thanks for hosting! #OliviaBuddyRead 😊

sblbooks You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it. I hope to finish this week's section tonight. 3w
megnews @thereadingowlvina @sblbooks I was home sick today and can‘t talk at all so I had extra reading time and just finished this week‘s section. If I still can‘t talk tomorrow I‘ll be home again and I‘m probably going to be getting a head start on the next week. The pace of this book is quick. 3w
thereadingowlvina @megnews Aw, I hope you feel better soon! Yes, the pace is quick and it's engaging! 😁 3w
sblbooks @megnews I'm sorry you don't feel well. At least you get extra time to read. 3w
megnews @sblbooks My whole life that‘s been the perk of being sick 🤪 3w
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"The power of just mercy is that it belongs to the undeserving."

What a harrowing yet powerful story of lawyer and founder of Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Bryan Stevenson and his inspirational journey in fighting sociopolitical injustice and advocating against death penalty.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2961895527

Cinfhen I‘ve just started this book. It‘s so infuriating- it‘s breaking my heart. 3w
thereadingowlvina @Cinfhen Yes, I agree! The injustices were unbelievable 😐 3w
4thhouseontheleft I recommend this book to almost everyone I meet! 3w
thereadingowlvina @4thhouseontheleft Neat! It's such an important book. And you're right, everyone should read it! 🙂👍 3w
AnneCecilie I love your picture. And I agree with your review. The book made me mad about all the injustice. 3w
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Yay!! I've completed my #nonfiction2019!!! I can't believe that I read so many non-fiction this year! Can't wait to do another non-fiction bingo next year! Thanks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for hosting! 😊💕👍

Update!

#SomethingAboutAMovement ➡️ She Said
#SomethingYouSawOnLitsy ➡️ The Butchering Art
#SomethingWithMusic ➡️ Sing!
#SomethingFromAnotherPointOfView ➡️ Differently Wired
#SomethingWithPolitics ➡️ Just Mercy

Con't ⬇️

thereadingowlvina #SomethingWithAnimals ➡️ Wicked Bugs ✅ #SomethingWithTravel ➡️ Alone 3w
Amiable Awesome! Great job! 👍🏼 3w
thereadingowlvina @Amiable Thank you!!! 😁 3w
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great job! That‘s wonderful! 3w
thereadingowlvina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thank you!!! This was fun and motivated me to read a lot of non-fiction 😁 3w
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @thereadingowlvina That‘s so good to hear! I‘m so glad you found it motivating and fun. I‘ll definitely have a new card ready for next year, I‘m already working on it. 😉 3w
thereadingowlvina @Riveted_Reader_Melissa That's awesome! Count me in! Can't wait! 😊 3w
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BOOKSHOPS | Jorge Carrion
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So true!!! 😁📚💕

📸: The Reading Addiction

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This is an insightful and powerful investigative story on Harvey Weinstein, a prominent Hollywood producer who now faces criminal charges for sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and rape.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2991638150

#nonfiction #nonfiction2019 #metoomovement

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Yay!!! I've officially completed #Booked2019 !!!

It was fun and I enjoyed it! 😁

Thanks @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen

#Booked2019Summer #Booked2019Fall

4thhouseontheleft Woohoo! Great job! 🎉 🙌 3w
Cinfhen Oh WoW!!! Well done 👍🏽 Hope you‘ll be back for #Booked2020 3w
thereadingowlvina @Cinfhen Thank you! Count me in! Can't wait for the next one! 😁 3w
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September, September | Shelby Foote
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Only 9 books but I enjoyed all except Alone which was rather poorly written.

#Sep2019WrapUp #ReadingStats #SepStats

britt_brooke Nice month! 3w
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Snowfall | Joe Harris
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Well, Calgary had a snowstorm over the weekend and I woke up to this. Yeah, we skipped fall. Happy Monday everyone! 😂

AmyG 😪 3w
Clwojick Noooooo! That storm better stay away from Ontario! 3w
thereadingowlvina @Clwojick I hope so! It was a sad weekend 🥺 3w
TheSpineView It was 93 yesterday! I can't even imagine snow this time of year! But it looks so pretty! 3w
thereadingowlvina @TheSpineView Yes, it's pretty but seems crazy to have snow in fall 😣 3w
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In Praise of Folly | Desiderius Erasmus
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Yup! I could totally relate to this! 😂😂😂

#qotd

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️ 1mo
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This is an enjoyable yet morbidly engrossing read. It's simple with brief facts, just enough to give you the heebie-jeebies!

Rating: 4.5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2984437877

#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithanimals
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Great pick! Sounds really good! 1mo
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Meet Me in Monaco | Hazel Gaynor
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Have a great Monday & week ahead everyone!!! 😀👊

Thanks @JoScho for another fun #ManicMonday #EmojiMadness 😊

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👗 1mo
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Sing!: Why and How We Should Worship | Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty
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Written by two amazingly talented hymn writers - Keith & Kristyn Getty, this is a book about singing and praising the Lord and how singing can transform the way we worship in our life, family and church.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2981129535

#nonfiction2019 #somethingwithmusic
@Riveted_Reader_Melissa

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Thanks for the fun @JoScho !

Happy Monday everyone! Have a great week! 😀🤡

#ManicMonday #EmojiMadness

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🤡💙 1mo
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I saw this appeared on my FB feed. Thought it'd be fun to share it here. Here's the link:

https://www.readitforward.com/tbr-time/

Have fun!!! 😊

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I did this awhile ago, and no matter how much I read, I always add more and the time just gets longer. LOL 1mo
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I'm never finishing! I am addicted to the thrill of treasure hunting at a used book sale. 1mo
audraelizabeth If i didnt add any more books, 18 years and change. 1mo
Crazeedi You don't even want to know, I'll never even get the books on my shelves read, even if I never buy or borrow another one so...I don't want to think about it! 1mo
kaysworld1 6 year to read 400 books I'll be 37 by the time I finish. If I don't add anymore to my pile! 😆📚 3w
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This is one creepy read! I liked the plot and the eerie writing.

Rating: 4⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2948989944

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Mehso-so

Overall, a pretty ok read though I enjoyed the creepy and haunting illustrations more! Now, I'm ready to watch the movie! 😁

Rating: 3⭐

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The Girl on the Train | The Girl on the Train
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🎉 I really really hated this book. The writing is horrible! 😖

🎉 The Big Bang Theory 🚀🔭🔬🧬⚗

🎉 My breakfast each morning - Oatmeal, big bowl of fruits and coffee 🍌🍓🍇☕🥣

🎉 Mountain time ⛰🕰

🎉 Fuchsia Mercy (I'm reading Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson)

Happy Friday everyone!!! Thanks for the fun @howjessreads #friyayintro!!! 😁💗

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WOW. This book is definitely not what I expected. It is not the usual true crime narration. The author connects 4 archetypes - Detective, Victim, Defender, Killer - & how crime stories affected them in different ways due to their peculiar obsession with them. I almost bailed on this book but ended up enjoying it way much more than I thought I would!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2950472924

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🌼 Yes! Two in fact - Anne Perry (historical Mystery/Suspense) & Lee Goldberg for Monk series.

🌼 Oh, not even 10% yet. They have soooo many books. I need to catch up!

#two4Tuesday @TheSpineView 😁👍

TheSpineView I have the same problem, too many books not enough time! Thanks for playing! 😊 2mo
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jillrhudy Near the top of my TBR! 2mo
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Monday, Monday: A Novel | Elizabeth Crook
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Another Monday! 😊

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 2mo
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UPDATE!

✅ Something Personal ➡️ Savage Appetites

I picked this book because it's about women's obsession over true crime stories & how they were affected by it. I'm not obsessed with the crime but am more interested in the investigation & forensics side of this genre.

I almost bailed on this book but glad that I finished it. I ended up enjoying it much more than I thought I would!

#nonfiction2019 #somethingpersonal @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

Amiable You‘re making great progress! 👍🏼 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Amiable Thank you!!! 😁 2mo
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🍁 Tagged! But felt like bailing on this book. I love the premise of the book but the writing is all over the place 😐

🍁 No plans yet

🍁 Any coffee flavored ice cream

🍁 Piano 🎹

🍁 Will do!

Happy Friday and enjoy your long weekend!!! 💕😊

#friyayintro @howjessreads

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You Can Trust God to Write Your Story | Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Robert D. Wolgemuth
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What an uplifting and inspiring book about trusting God and His providence in all seasons, trials and phases of life!

Rating: 4⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2910646758

#NetGalley

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What a harrowing yet inspirational story!

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2947890078

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The Ventriloquists | E.R. Ramzipoor
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Aargghh! I DNF 2 books this week!

1. ➡️ The writing is great but I felt that as I read on, the story is getting more depressing & there's no real plot;

2. ➡️ Scattered & fragmented storytelling. I spent most of my time re-reading pages as I have no idea which characters is talking at that moment.

So looking forward to read these two books but life is too short (or in my case, my TBR is getting big), to finish books that frustrates me!

#DNF

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If you like the tv show House, or medical mysteries, this may be the book for you! It's entertaining and easy to read.

Rating: 5⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2937759726

Mitch Cool! Have you watched the Netflix series Diagnosis- it‘s fascinating! 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Mitch Oh, I need to check it out. The only show I watch on Netflix is Stranger Things! 😂 Thanks for letting me know! 2mo
SW-T Two of my favorite foods in that picture! 😊🥰😊 2mo
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Death Notes | Sarah Rayne
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Anyone read from this author before?? Thoughts??? I just discovered her books. She writes mostly horror/thriller/mystery/historical thriller 😲

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#qotd 🙂

Booktastic Are you enjoying this? 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Booktastic Overall it's a good read although there were parts of the book that seem to be "jumpy" and repetitive. There are a lot of cases mentioned, so there were a lot of names! 2mo
Booktastic @thereadingowlvina Thanks! I listened to the podcast he has with Paul Holes for awhile and this book got mentioned. I was curious if it was dry or good. Ultimately I bailed on the podcast because while I like them both, it just didn't hold my attention, and I had no intention of becoming an online sleuth for the cases 🙂 2mo
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An eye-opening book that chronicles Jensen's journey from his humble beginnings as an investigative journalist to how he later on known as the world's first digital "consulting detective." This is a part true crime book and part memoir.

Rating: 4⭐

For my full review please visit https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2944095199

#NetGalley #themurdersquadpodcast

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Capturing the Devil | Kerri Maniscalco
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I'm not a huge fan of YA genre but strangely I'm reading these YA book series. These are my highly anticipated book releases of 2019. What about you?

#bookreleases2019 #yabookseries #bookseries

SW-T Looking forward to 2mo
thereadingowlvina @SW-T Wow. Just read the synopsis of this book and it sounds great! 🙂 2mo
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Killman Creek | Rachel Caine
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How true! And we must learn to let go of those unhappy memories but hang on to those happy ones 🙂

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Wolfhunter River | Rachel Caine
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So I finished the first 3 books of this #stillhouselakeseries. It's a great series so far. I enjoyed book 1 & 3. Book 2 is somewhat slow and dragged. I'm looking forward to reading book 4 - Bitter Falls which set to be released on Jan 2020.

For my review on each book, please visit https://www.goodreads.com/thereadingowlvina

#bookseries

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Bookworm | Mitch Silver
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Saw this on a Facebook page. I find it quite true and accurate! 😁

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Dangerous Minds | LouAnne Johnson
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Wishing everyone a wonderful Monday and week ahead!!! 🙂

#EmojiMadness #ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤👩🏼‍🏫🖤 2mo
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Bailedbailed

I DNF this at page 30 unfortunately. I was really looking forward to reading this. The topic is intriguing but the writing is trite and boring. Hopefully I can find another similar book. Any recommendations? 🙂

Crazeedi I am intrigued by the blurb on top , a shame it isn't well done 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Crazeedi I know right? It's a fascinating and little known topic. Now I'm on a mission to look for books similar to this 😁 2mo
Crazeedi @thereadingowlvina I'd definitely be interested too, if I find I'll tag you, and if you do let me know! 2mo
thereadingowlvina @Crazeedi Sounds good! 😁👍 2mo
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#qotd 😌☕

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I love the tv series and will read just about anything on ST! This book series gives more background stories of Max, Billy and Jim Hopper.

For my full review please visit:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2932988101

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2909482399

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42772575-the-stranger-things-field-guide

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I'm always curious about stuff especially medical related. But after reading this story about typhoid fever, I'm paranoid about canned foods! If you like the tv show House, you'd enjoy this book too.

@Swan_Pyae98 you might want to check out this book! 🙂

lilistar This seems like a book I totally nees in my life! 2mo
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#qotd 😊

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This is a collection of 3 fascinating true crime tales - The Old Man And The Gun, True Crime & The Chameleon.

I enjoyed Grann's writing. It is always engaging, entertaining, and well-researched. If you enjoy this book, I'd recommend The Devil & Sherlock Holmes - an anthology of twelve true crime stories which also includes the above three stories.

Rating: 5⭐

More review at https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2912106463

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Monday Madness | Melinda Michelle
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Have a wonderful Monday everyone!!! 😊💕🙌💯

Thanks for the fun #ManicMonday #EmojiMadness @JoScho !!!

JoScho 😊🏕💚 2mo
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