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Why do you think Oscar suggested a new town for Jack? What is he not saying? Do you think he sees his attraction to Laurie or hers to him or both????

AmyG Maybe he feels, consciously or not...that Jack is a threat. Maybe as a guy he sees that in Jack? 11h
Andrew65 Jack seems to have issues with Oscar can see why he‘d want to see the back of him. Perhaps he did pick up something with Laurie too. (edited) 11h
JaclynW @AmyG @andrew65 I think he senses something. 10h
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Andrew65 @JaclynW Most probably. 10h
CoffeeNBooks Laurie specifically made plans to stop by to check on Jack when Oscar was busy, and then clearly didn't tell him she'd done that, until she kept the flowers and had to explain where they came from and why. Maybe Oscar senses that something is different. 10h
MoonWitch94 I think it‘s a mixed reaction. He knows Jack isn‘t fond of him, he probably assumes that Laurie & Jack have a rather non traditional friendship, and it might just be a better idea for Jack. I mean...if you can‘t find a job in your area, you gotta pay the bills somehow. 8h
Scochrane26 I felt he may suspect something but also just sees an opportunity to get jack out of the way some. He wouldn‘t have to hang out with him much. 7h
mrp27 I think Oscar feels some undercurrents from the both of them. 7h
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“...there's always a bumpy road than the one you're riding on...
We end with this quote ..
Is this way of thinking helpful or hurtful?
Was she reassuring herself?

RachelAmphlett I got the impression she‘s reassuring herself and that by doing this she‘ll keep going in the direction she‘s chosen... 1mo
Sargar114 I agree @RachelAmphlett I thinks it‘s more hopeful. Things could be worse and she‘s doing this so that they aren‘t! 1mo
Jess861 It is definitely placing a positive outlook on her current situation. Which I think is the best she can do for herself at the moment with little money, nowhere to go and two girls and a dog to take care of. 1mo
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AmyG What did Charlotte have to lose? Things were already bad for her. If she didn‘t try to change things....nothing would ever change. 1mo
Mitch I think it might be hopefully - but also might be a hint of what's to come - that this part of the story is the smooth bit - and the bumps are coming! 1mo
Librarybelle I think she's reassuring herself - creating a positive outlook on her current situation. 1mo
Hooked_on_books I think it‘s used hopefully here but also has the potential to be hurtful a la learned helplessness. I actually really like this quote. 1mo
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Been sailing with Aubrey/Maturin for over a year, but #11 (The Reverse of the Medal) may have been my tipping point - I fully expect to read the final 9 (10?) volumes consecutively as I'm tied to these characters more strongly than ever. What a series, what a treat to read. I dread finishing it, but I look forward to starting all over again.

Scavenger Hunt | Stephen Goldin
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#TeamStoker & #TeamSlaughter can everybody that has finished the scavenger hunt please sound off in the comments?
I want to make sure that I have everybody on the list for the drawing tomorrow. 😘😘


xxjenadanxx Me! 1mo
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Chili @TheReadingMermaid I finished them all but my post with #11 doesn‘t have your little zombie on it. 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Chili oh no! I must have forgotten to market because I have you on my list for the drawing. Don't worry sweetie you're good to go and you did get the point for the post. 1mo
Chili @TheReadingMermaid thank you 😘 1mo
Kimberlone I‘m very close but don‘t think I‘ll make before end of day tomorrow. I will post if I do! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @Kimberlone okay sweetie just let me know 1mo
Shakespearience Was just about to make a post about this — I finished. 1mo
SupTeaReadBooks I will be by tomorrow - I‘ve got twenty minutes of an audiobook left. 1mo
Lizpixie Me! Finished it yesterday. 1mo
ElizaMarie I did! 1mo
Jadams1776 I did! 1mo
BookwormAHN I'm finished. I just need th o make my last post for it 👻 1mo
LauraJ Finished. Just need to finish posts. 1mo
JacqMac Me! 🙋🏼‍♀️ 1mo
madamereadsalot1 I did! 🙌😁 1mo
Scochrane26 I finished & made a post about it. 1mo
MidnightBookGirl I am done! I'll make a post about it soon. 1mo
Charityann I have! 😊 1mo
LokiDokey I finished 🎃 1mo
TorieStorieS Just went through my October completed books, and I didn‘t realize I am done!! I‘m working on my collage post now! 🎃🎃🎃🎃 1mo
Marmie7 Finished! Just posted😁 1mo
Lizpixie Finished! I posted yesterday🎃🎃🎃 1mo
Linsy I just finished!! And just posted my last prompt. Thanks for the reminder! 1mo
kamoorephoto Can I post tomorrow? I believe I need a stupid pumpkin... 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Darn it, never read a book that scared me! Congrats to everyone that completed it! 🎈🎉 1mo
Caroline2 I‘ve finished it! 🙋‍♀️ 1mo
EadieB @TheReadingMermaid I completed the list too. 1mo
Sarahreadstoomuch I finished it! Yay! 1mo
4thhouseontheleft I finished! 1mo
Booksnchill I just finished it today! 1mo
Jesstifies I finished !!!!!! 1mo
FantasyChick I finished and posted today!! 1mo
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#ncbd! Came home with something for everyone which is fantastic since the wintery weather is giving us all sorts of reasons to stay inside. Ironheart #11, Star Pig #4 (final issue), Runaways #26 (that cover!), Invisible Kingdom #6, Wonder Woman Annual #3, Ignited #3 & #4, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man #13 (for daughter), Chrononauts #1-4 & Black Science, Vol. (for my son—after I read them of course!). Excited to start reading!

It | Stephen King
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#ScaryScavengerHunt #scarathlon #TeamStoker. #11. Read a book that scares you. Clowns are evil. Every little noise was making me look over my shoulder. I didn‘t have to put in the freezer though. 🤣 Scavenger hunt is now complete.

TheReadingMermaid Yah!!! Congratulations sweetheart. I will add you to the list for the drawing at the end!!! 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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The Winter People: A Novel | Jennifer McMahon
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#ScaryScavengerHunt #scarathlon #TeamStoker #11. Read a book where a character dies. Sara‘s daughter Gerie dies.

Chili It fits the team theme. 1mo
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This RF picture book by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson tells about a boy named CJ and his Nana experiencing riding the bus. CJ never questions why he takes the bus every day until one day he asks his Nana why they don‘t take a car like his friends. His Nana points out all the things in his community that makes riding the bus uniquely different and beautiful that changes CJ‘s perspective to be quite wonderful. #ucflae3414f19

sbombasi This book has won the Newbery Award, Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and was #1 New York Times Best Seller. Great for an RA for students to look at the positives in life with the things they have and circumstances that encourage curiosity and positive thinking.

The UDL principle 1.1 offering ways of customizing the display of information along with EL #11 place language in a meaningful context.
sbombasi This site gives different activities to go along with this book. Specifically, the PBS video interview on the illustrator explains his personal life of not having a lot but was able to pursue his childhood hobby in drawing that he became successful from his circumstances and showing students the diverse world they live in through his illustrations.
DrSpalding Another top notch post for a top notch book. Well done. If you have not seen the video of him reading to children on a bus, look for it on YouTube. 5d
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White jury to convict a white man for killing Indians almost impossible ...I didn‘t even think of this and should have. How on earth does anyone get justice? Do you think the system works where you live? Comparing Indians to dogs, animals..

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This part literally made me sick... so awful!!! 2mo
Karisa It hadn't dawned on me until the book pointed it out that the jury was all white. How can that be fair? I wonder if it was all men on the jury too? 2mo
CoffeeCatsBooks I think our justice system continues to be biased against people whether by class or race 2mo
mrp27 It didn't occur to me either but when I think about this, makes me ill. 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Karisa it was all men if I‘m remembering correctly.. 2mo
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