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This is the first book I picked in my self-directed writing course syllabus. A longtime blogger and writer, with one self-published book to my credit, I‘d like to “get serious” about my craft. King makes me want to keep writing, and also gave me the smack down on adverb use. I loved both his memoir section, and the writing advice. My copy is covered in notes!

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BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks @britt_brooke — it was as fabulous as you said it would be! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I‘m trying out the Bookly app for my print book reading. I don‘t have the energy to track everything I read. But it‘s been fun. Pretty sure I have a coupon code, in case anyone‘s interested. 4mo
britt_brooke So happy you liked it!! 4mo
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Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage I've thought about bookly, but you have to pay right? I csny 4mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage sorry about last word, I can't! 4mo
TheLudicReader That‘s a great book on every level. 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi The free version is pretty limited. They constantly offer you deals on the premium version. I just used the free one until the premium pricing they offered was a good enough deal. 4mo
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This is a lovely book about life transitions, and how starting something new like a yoga practice can help manage the necessary adjustments. It‘s funny, touching, and easy to read in one quick sitting. If you run across it, and like yoga, Yiddish, and a little genuine advice from a Bubby, then give it a go. My pick for #booked2019 #giftedtoyou prompt. Thanks to my cohost @Cinfhen for sharing it with me. I‘ll pass it on to my yoga teacher friend.

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this one and I‘m happy you are passing it along!! Its definitely a book meant to be shared 🙏🏼💋 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen I agree! ♥️😍🥰 5mo
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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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I had forgotten how absolutely absurd Ignatius was!!! 😂😂😂
#Booked2019 #giftedtoyou #summer

emilyhaldi Love!!! 😆 6mo
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Okay, I think I‘m going to stick to what I planned in January for the summer season of #Booked2019 ... right? 🤪 I still need to read that #clifi prompt from last season. And my #booktomovie choice might be a stretch, but she‘s just so damn inspiring. I‘m definitely looking forward to ALL of these. #summerprompts #muslimauthor #diversemiddlegrade #graphicnovel #giftedtoyou

Geek Love | Katherine Dunn
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I can't!!! It's the first week of July and I'm almost done with #summer for #Booked2019!!!! 2 more prompts and my lined up books are tagged and TBD because I have a ton to go through. I was thinking A Confederacy of Dunces for #giftedtoyou because my husband gave me a copy after I gave away 3 different copies of my own... LOL

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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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I am participating in #makemereadit again this year!

This stack contains the books I am considering squeezing in around my other July book plans (#crazyrichasiansbuddyread, mother/daughter book club, and Icelandic literature in preparation of our trip). They all fulfill a #pop19 or #booked2019 prompt. 😃

So, what should I read first? Vote for your top pick, and I‘ll read the ones with the highest votes!

Voting open until this Thursday.

DivineDiana I, Eliza Hamilton is on my TBR too. Met the lovely author at a book signing. 7mo
TrishB I‘ll go for the John Connolly! It‘s on my tbr. 7mo
4thhouseontheleft @TrishB I‘m pretty sure you are the person that gifted me the Connolly book in a past swap! 🥰 That‘s my pick for #booked2019 #giftedtoyou 😃 7mo
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Crazeedi Eliza Hamilton was a good book!! 7mo
TheBookKeepers Sky in the Deep! 7mo
laur89 Voting for the only one I‘ve read! I enjoyed 7mo
Laughterhp The Book of Lost Things! 7mo
Scochrane26 I liked I, Eliza Hamilton, but I haven‘t read the others. 7mo
JanuarieTimewalker13 I really enjoyed this one but I wish I had a stronger background of fairy tales before reading (edited) 7mo
readordierachel My Plain Jane sounds good 7mo
eri.reads This is my pick because I'm reading it right now lol 7mo
Bookwormjillk I‘d definitely go for the Jane Austin make your own adventure 7mo
Caterina The Book of Lost Things is on my TBR too, so I vote that one! 7mo
kaysworld1 Definitely this one x 7mo
Bookgoil The Book of Lost Things 7mo
BookNAround This ones sounds like good fun so I‘m voting for 7mo
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Heartsick | Chelsea Cain
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I‘ve been a bit preoccupied by a certain fictional female assassin so I figured I‘d keep the fun going by reading about a female serial killer. This was particularly gruesome but the character development was really compelling. I‘ll definitely continue the series. #StartASeries Also this was my #GiftedtoYou pick for #booked2019. Thanks @eanderson !

Lisas.Library I want to read this series! I need to check my local second hand bookstore!! 8mo
Cinfhen Hello @TrishB I think I hear a book calling you!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Hi, Michele!!! Happy to see you‘re busy getting cozy with female serial killers and assassins!!! I think your wife might want to start hiding the kitchen knives 😘😘 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen HA! She knows she would never show up on my hit list. I‘m squeamish with blood so would need her clean-up assistance. 😉😘 8mo
TrishB Definitely stacked 👍🏻 @Cinfhen (edited) 8mo
JoScho This is one of my favorite series! 8mo
eanderson I‘m glad you enjoyed it! 🤗 I have the second in the series... still need to read it though! 8mo
valeriegeary I've been enjoying this series. I think I've read 3. Some bits are more gruesome than others but the characters are always entertaining! 🔪 8mo
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I enjoyed this. Five women head out into the bush on a corporate team-building exercise, which turns out even worse than it sounds. Chapters alternate between the women‘s story and Aaron and Carmen, detectives with an professional interest in finding missing Alice. I particularly liked the backstories, the fact that their home lives were as messy as their work lives, & the sense of place. Only gripe - that cover is NOT where they got lost - is it?

Reviewsbylola This is on my TBR. 11mo
Cinfhen It was a good read. Still not 100% committed to the series... 11mo
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RachelO @Reviewsbylola 👍 Hope you enjoy it! 11mo
RachelO @Cinfhen 😂😂 I‘m not sure I‘ve ever met a series I am 100% committed to! But I am planning to go back and read The Dry... One day! 11mo
Cinfhen Hahahaha!!! #TRUTH 11mo
Christine11 I liked this but preferred The Dry and her new stand alone book, The Lost Man, is her best yet in my opinion so I‘d definitely recommend it if you like her writing 💛 11mo
CarolynM Maybe in the mountains in the distance😂 You're right, the cover doesn't represent the landscape described in the book. I agree with @Christine11 I found both The Dry and The Lost Man more convincing than this one. 11mo
RachelO @Christine11 @carolynm Thank you both! I‘ll look forward to those, then! 11mo
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