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MelissaSue81
Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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#libfaves19 day 3, #8 - Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson #librariansoflitsy

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1. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
2. Deck the Halls
3. It Came Upon A Midnight Cleat
4. Last Christmas
5. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
7. Silent Night
8. I give up!
9. Ring Silver Bells
10. Oh Holy Night

#wintergames #readnosedreindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious lol I like your answer for #8! But I think it's Frosty the Snowman haha. +41 4d
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #8

The dinner party..Jacks accident, thoughts as a plot line? Did you think he was just being a jerk until the accident was revealed ?

AmyG I absolutely thought he was being a jerk. I am curious where this all leads to....the aftermath of the accident. 5d
Andrew65 I didn‘t see the accident coming! I totally thought he was being a jerk, although didn‘t think he intended to be that late. 5d
zezeki He was being a jerk, it was clear that he wanted to be late. Now, the accident part, that does make you feel sorry for the guy. 5d
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samanthagutt I didn‘t see the accident coming either! That was a total surprise plot-twist for me. 5d
CoffeeNBooks I, also, thought he was just being a jerk in not showing up on time. I definitely didn't expect an accident. 5d
MadDashReading It did seem out of character that he would totally flake out on them. I was wondering if something had happened. 5d
MoonWitch94 I didn‘t think he was purposely not showing up, but I was surprised by an accident. 5d
mrp27 It seemed out of character for him to be late for Laurie's dinner but I didn't expect an accident. 5d
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Readage
Not Just a Book | Jeanne Willis
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?? Mama's Book Review: "Not Just a Book" by Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Tony Ross

Read together (with Mimi) November 19, 2019

Rating: 5/5 ⭐️

Book #8 in our "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" challenge

Book Review continued in the comments section ⬇️

Readage Logan and I had another book-date with Mimi for this one, and it was another rousing success. The whole gang loved this sweet book with a very simple concept. (It seems the more straightforward the plot/storyline, the more we enjoy the reading experience. There doesn't seem much need for convolution in a children's book.) 1w
Readage A little girl, pictured on the cover, tells of (and physically demonstrates) the many ways in which a book can be experienced and enjoyed by the reader. Many of these suggestions are silly and unconventional, not too mention extremely hazardous to the "health" of a book! 1w
Readage Silliness aside, however, they provide unexpected commentary on the many physical pleasures of reading tangible paper books. (There's something about the immediacy of a good physical book, eh?) No offense to the ebook and other technological inventions, but sometimes a hardcover book is just what a little girl needs! 1w
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Readage How else would she be able to turn an ordinary book (although no book is truly "ordinary") into the following objects: a fancy hat, building blocks, a flower-press and even a fly-swatter! 1w
Readage While a book is never just a book and can be used for many things, the most important function of a book is its ability to transform and transport our imaginations to distant places and teach us all about the world around us. Let's just hope the book featured in the story isn't a library book!! 1w
Readage What books have transformed your view of the world and transported you to other places? 1w
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Joanster5
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I read this for the ATY challenge prompt #8 2 books relating to the same topic. I only rated it 3 stars. It took me forever to get through but I found once I got halfway I got more into it. #aty2019 #aroundtheyearin52books

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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #8

Jack and Laurie are becoming close friends. Do you think he has that type of relationship with Sarah? Should he? Is the relationship with Jack and Laurie deeper more meaningful than Jack and Sarah‘s?

samanthagutt Jack and Laurie‘s friendship definitely seems stronger than Jack and Sarah‘s relationship. I‘m not sure if Sarah doesn‘t realize it or if she‘s just so happy they all get along that she doesn‘t seem to care? But to me, that would be a major red flag in a relationship! Of course I want my friends and my boyfriend to get along, but not to have a deeper bond than he and I share! 2w
zezeki Relationship between Jack and Sarah is not portraited in detail enough for us to know how close they are. I do not see any indication that Jack and Laurie have a stronger relationship than him and Sarah. 2w
Karisa That's tricky. I agree with @zezeki. We haven't really been shown much of what happens when Laurie isn't around. Jack seems to care deeply for them both which makes me question his true attachment to either. Haven't Jack and Sarah been together for over a year at this point? That's a long time in early 20s right? 2w
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TheBookHippie @Karisa I think they‘re closer than most would want a mate to be with another as for early 20s I have vague memories...I think it‘s a long time 🤷🏽‍♀️🤣❤️but we don‘t know what really he‘s like with Sarah as @zezeki says...we aren‘t told yet. I‘m with you @samanthagutt not toooo deep. 2w
AmyG Agreed. Not enough info. Jack and Laurie seem to get along very well....obviously there is an easy comfort level there. But we don‘t really know about his or Sarah‘s relationship...only what we see through Laurie. The vibe I get is that Sarah likes to have more of a good time while there is more of a seriousness to Lu. Jack seems to like both BUT....who does he really fall in love with? 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @AmyG I agree!! Sarah is happy go lucky and Laurie seems more mature... 2w
MadDashReading No, I think he is actually terrified of Sarah. She is like nonstop excitement and exaltation. Anyone floundering to keep up at that pace is going to crash and burn with exhaustion. Laurie is home. Sarah is an exotic vacation. 1w
TheBookHippie @MadDashReading that is the best description ever!!!! 1w
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JoyBlue
The Starless Sea | Erin Morgenstern
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November reading recap: 11 books finished (not including bailed: 6)

*4-star reads (in order of reading)*
Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia de Luce #8), Alan Bradley
I'm Not Dying with You Tonight, Kimberly Jones & Gilly Segal
The Starless Sea, Erin Morgenstern
The Eternity Code (Artemis Fowl #3), Eoin Colfer

*honorable mention (3+/4-)*
The Family Upstairs, Lisa Jewell
The Grave's a Fine and Private Place (Flavia de Luce #9), Alan Bradley

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DGRachel
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I'm so glad I finally set aside the horrors of book #8 and picked up this entry in the Chronicles of St. Mary's. There are interesting trips to the past, Max gets lost, Peterson and Leon get into a fight, things explode, and spies/saboteurs are discovered. This was lots of fun and a great listen during some tense and exhausting days at work.

GingerAntics Do you like this series? I‘m eyeing the first book in the series at the moment. 2w
DGRachel @GingerAntics I do. They're fluff, make no mistake about it, but I find them amusing and entertaining. They are perfect for when I just want some silly escapism. And if you like audiobooks, Zara Ramm is enchanting. 2w
GingerAntics That‘s what I was hoping. A good story. Nothing too serious. I love my nonfiction, but sometimes I just need to escape into another world! 2w
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TheBookHippie
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #8

Seraphine. What do you make of her what do you think her part was -don‘t you wish there was a book about her story ?? Was she trying to kill him or save him?

Jess861 Personally, I think she tried to save him (from the social queues Frank and Seraphine gave each other when he turned himself in). I would read a book on Seraphine - you could go so many places with her character. 3w
AmyG I felt there wasn‘t enough about her. I never really got a handle on who she was. 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I wanted more about her! She was intriguing! I definitely think she was trying to help Frank with her comments. 3w
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Mitch Yeah- i'm not sure I was interested in her too much really - didn't have enough to have a handle on her. She was elusive and served as a good plot device....she was interesting in her role as a woman in the mob family though 3w
Sargar114 I would read a book about her and her backstory. I agree, she was giving him tipoffs for him to try and save himself. But like anyone in that world it seems, doing just enough to not implicate herself. 3w
Librarybelle I‘d love to know more about her! 3w
Mdargusch I think she really liked and admired Frank I love that the author added such a tough broad to the mob. 3w
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#BOTMBUDDYREAD #8

Was Ed and his house of teenagers bizarre or what ? Did it help you realize the time we were reading about ? All the social issues happening at this time?

JaclynW CRAZ-I-NESS!! It does seem reflective of the time AND place. Hello Vegas! 🙈🙉🙊 4w
Mitch It definitely placed the book again back in that time frame - it was sleazy, creepy and had a real menacing air over it.. 4w
Sargar114 Such a weird moment...again agree with @Mitch such a dark tone to it all 4w
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I was definitely freaked out by the frozen fish fight!!! 4w
kspenmoll @Mitch @JaclynW @Sargar114 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I had to remind myself the time the book wS set in & all the changes on so many levels in society & culture in the 60s. Creepy says it. 4w
Mdargusch It reminded me of Charles Manson and his creepy followers. 4w
TheBookHippie @Mdargusch RIGHT??? There were several back then. Just creepy. @Sargar114 4w
Hooked_on_books Completely creepy. And it says a lot about who Ed is, lest we forget how much danger both Frank and Charlotte are in. (edited) 4w
Librarybelle Utterly creepy. I too thought of Manson and his followers, @Mdargusch , while I was reading this. I'm cringing just thinking of it! 4w
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