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Autumn

Autumn

Joined May 2016

Reader, writer, middle school library aide. Curious & always growing.
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Pines by Blake Crouch
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Loved this! It was a two-day fling cheating on Stephen King‘s 11/22/63
My middle school daughter & I have a blog for the last few years. You check out “the full review” & others here: https://bookhogsbookblog.wordpress.com/

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It‘s a perfect day to start this tale of adventure & tragedy. A YA story told in verse.

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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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This book will take awhile...

OSChamberlain Believe it or not, it won‘t! I thought the same thing when i read it earlier this year, but I got through it in a few days because the story is just so good I devoured it! 2y
Reviewsbylola I agree with @OSChamberlain I couldn‘t put it down!! 2y
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Why does the cover have to be so loud?? I‘m just trying to be a better mom to my daughters by reading this & boy, that subtitle is accurate

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My favorite beast through a partial lease:) #BeastsBoxGiveaway

Tanzy13 aw 🐴 2y
ruthemmielang Beautiful! 😊🐎 2y
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Leave Me | Gayle Forman
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NARCOS or Forman...?

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Folding laundry, wishing I could be reading

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One of my rock stars! She is out promoting her latest book about Winston Churchill's younger years, Hero of the Empire. Can't wait to read it!

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Starting this.

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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Finished this while my daughter rode into the sunset. Excellent writing & multilayered story. Some characters I wanted more from but all in all a great read!

LauraBeth Beautiful pic ❤️😀 3y
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Shelter: A Novel | Jung Yun
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Starting this. So far, it's superb!

thereadingwomen WE LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! 😭 3y
Reviewsbylola I just started this book earlier this afternoon as well. I am about 50 pages in and fighting against a nap. 😂 3y
Reviewsbylola Also, just to clarify, I am not fighting a nap because the book is bad. I agree with you, it's really good. 3y
Autumn @Reviewsbylola I knew what you meant--I did the same this afternoon! 3y
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Little Nothing | Marisa Silver
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Mehso-so

Diwali desserts🎊 I was unable to sign in for two weeks😩
I'm not going to bother catching up on my reading in-between but I just finished this. It was good storytelling & engaging to read but it left me so unsatisfied that I have to just say So-So.

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The kids were off school today so the trick to getting reading in is to invite friends & hang out at the park!

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Americanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I had some conflicted feelings about this book. I felt some scenes were contrived to give yet one more instance of how ignorant white Americans are.But, all in all, I really liked it. I loved Adichie's writing & her characters.

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The Golden Son | Shilpi Somaya Gowda
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Friends of the Library book sale finds. I swear the Bush book is for my M-I-L😜

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Amerikanah | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Really loving this. Obinze is fast becoming a character to fall in love with😍

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This is the cover of the Scholastic magazine--true & adorable😃Destiny is one of my favorite nonfiction books!

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The Mindful Writer | Dinty W. Moore
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A fitting read for 5am😌

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Damnificados: A Novel | JJ Amaworo Wilson
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Reading among the horses & hay. ❤️ Picked this up after hearing him speak on Writers on Writing podcast.

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What Alice Forgot | Liane Moriarty
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Lunch at home alone with a good book. I'm not a big re-reader but I was happy to read this a 2nd time when it was chosen by my book club

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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Too much time passed from the 2nd in the trilogy to this last. I couldn't remember details that kept the characters close to my heart. Therefore, I was not as emotionally invested as I might have been. I also would have liked an ending that snapped shut rather than meandered as it did. (Virals will eat deer, as beautiful as they are, hence this photo:)

Having said all this, Cronin is still one of my rock stars!

Josie I've been thinking about starting this series! Just haven't been fully persuaded yet lol 3y
MrBook Great review 😊👍🏻. 3y
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Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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My daughter's reserves came in. Do you see any that might not be appropriate for a 12 year old?

LauraBrook Not that I can see, but don't quote me on it. 3y
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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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Sometimes the antagonist speaks a deeper truth...

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The City of Mirrors | Justin Cronin
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One of my rock stars😎. I waited a long time for this!

MrBook Too long! What kept happening anyway? Any idea why this one was delayed again and again? 3y
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0, 0 | Amit Majmudar
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2 books of poetry I own & love. Majmudar has a new book of poetry out but I have yet to get it. He's the current & 1st poet laureate of Ohio!

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RebeccasReading Such a good read! I bought it when it came out- I didn't know they had split it into two parts now. 3y
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Sitting on a bench on a perfect summer day getting ready to delve into this that I just got thanks to stalking Writergal's home screen:)

RebeccasReading Hope you like it @Autumn ! 3y
AmyWrites I can't wait to hear your review of this, Autumn... 3y
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To Build a Fire | Jack London
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My winter-themed book (I don't know how to tag funphotos😁
One of my favorite short stories of all time. A great steamy summer story to cool down to, especially when it's 95 degrees & the a/c quits😱

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To Build a Fire | Jack London

One of my favorite short stories of all time. A great steamy summer story to cool down to, especially when it's 90+ degrees & the a/c quits😩

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What a tear-jerker😥 Shocking ending for adults, mercifully obscure for a 12-year old.

MrBook Beautiful picture! 3y
bookishkris Maybe I need to read this, because the ending of the movie was brutal, and I can't imagine watching it as a child. 3y
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Bailedbailed

Kitty can keep it--it was too boring for me:(

AmyWrites Man, I hated that book. I either love or hate Strout. And that one was AWFUL. 3y
thebookmagpie What a precious kitty 💕 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Beautiful kitteh! 3y
kdwinchester 😻😻😻 3y
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The greenest & pinkest I could find.

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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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Perfect storytelling! There is nothing I didn't like about this. (A close up of the book cover.)

ScrappyMags Oh the book cover changed from the ARC. I LOVED this book. I thought there would be a sequel but the author said its a stand alone. Grrrr I want more! Lol 3y
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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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I'm loving this book more than I thought I would❤️❤️. BTW, anyone want to give lessons in Litsy graphic design?😜 (I promise this quote gives nothing important away:)

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Woah - this quote hooked me! 3y
Humanatea The blur tool in editing is your best friend. It doesn't just do fade-away, but makes anything you touch illegible for spoiler-free pics! 3y
Autumn @Humanatea Thanks! I will try that next time! 3y
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#FunFridayPhoto My first adult book. I probably read every single Jean Plaidy book as a kid (and then again as an adult).
I read them when they were .75 trade paperbacks but they have been reissued with beautiful covers & a larger format.

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The Last One: A Novel | Alexandra Oliva
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Starting this while I wait for the water to boil!

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I finally understand the lead up & causes of WWI as told in various points of view by Follett's amazing characters (it wasn't just about the assassination--the simplistic cause we were all given in school).

Sydsavvy Don't you just love his political historical fiction? The whole series is great. I think I learned the most in the last one. 3y
Autumn @Sydsavvy Good to know! 3y
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Way overstimulated & swooning in Waterstone's in Piccadilly Circus--Europe's largest bookstore. The YA & children's section was amazing. 👑Rival Queens was the ONE book I allowed myself to buy.

scripturient I love that shop. Have you been to Hatchards? Just a wee bit down the road. :) 3y
MrBook I looooooved Waterstone's when I visited so many years ago *sighs*. 3y
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My favorite of the series. Spent the day at the Warner Bros. HP Studios outside of London. Awestruck😍

ReadingOver50 Wow, I love that photo 😀 3y
TheApesOfWrath Best one, IMO. 3y
MrBook Wow! Interesting head. Probably Monday and it wants coffee. 3y
Cpokrzywa I took that Watford tour in 2013, and loved it! Great photo, and it's so hard to choose one image to represent all the magic that's there! 3y
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The library in Stratford-upon-Avon.

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😍😍😍😍 3y
AmyWrites Love those windows!! 3y
MrBook I didn't have a chance to stop there! 😔 Next trip. 3y
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The BFG | Roald Dahl
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Our holiday bedtime book is The BFG:) This is the library in Norwich.

AmyWrites Oh Autumn! This is just beautiful! Also, the BFG was one of my favorite books as a kid. 3y
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Books we're packing between the girls and I on our grand holiday!

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I liked Fall of Giants, but stopped with that one in the series 3y
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Wayward Pines Trilogy | Blake Crouch
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If it makes you feel better... Nine books in a month is exceptional & only because I came across this trilogy that stopped time for me. Normally I am lucky to get 4 or 5 books read in a month!

JillMoore1226 It does make me feel better! Thx! 3y
JillMoore1226 Oh but wait...I started books in May and finished in June. Those count? 3y
Autumn We'll make it count! 3y
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Our breakfast book today☀️Such a sweet picture book. Inspirational for kids and adults alike.

tpixie So love the cover! 3y
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I finished this in less than 24-heart-pounding-hours! It reminded me of We Were Liars in a small way (as in not knowing what I was reading & not knowing if I even liked what I was reading:)
Thanks for the recommendation, mauveandrosysky!

mauveandrosysky Ahhhh yay! So glad you liked it! 3y
Girl_Power Loved this! So deliciously terrifying. And then when I finished the book, I felt like I had been punched in the gut (in a good way). 3y
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Now the kids are out of school it's hard to find quiet reading time but daddy took them out for a bit & I am going to take advantage! Starting this title but not sure what to expect.

KrisConstantReader That book blew me away. Stunned me. I think it's a love it or hate it book--I loved it. 3y
mauveandrosysky This is one of my favorites of 2016 so far. 3y
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That's a difficult task! Maybe the challenge should be to list what we DON'T like to read😉 Here are a couple shelves of my Medieval & Renaissance English history collection.

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The Last Town | Blake Crouch
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Blake Crouch does not stop! Holy cow!! Every book was amazing & the series end packed a wallop! I am going to go through some serious Wayward Pines withdrawal.

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Wayward | Blake Crouch
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I think you can already tell how much I loved this!!😍

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The Last Town | Blake Crouch
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Starting the 3rd one right away!!❤️❤️