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Blaire

Blaire

Joined May 2016

“I cannot remember the books I have read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Indian Horse | Richard Wagamese
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This book broke my heart. Painful story of a native Ojibway Canadian taken to an abusive and horrific residential school who finds some solace in playing hockey, but even that joy is tainted by experiences he must confront. Saul‘s story and what so many children went through will stay with me. Beautifully written. #indigenousauthor #booked2019.

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Listened to this while clearing off and reorganizing my room. Especially like her parenting advice re being vulnerable with your kids;shame vs guilt; belonging vs fitting in. I also took to heart her advice via Toni Morrison to greet our kids with love on our faces when they come in a room and resist criticizing/nagging.

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Enjoying a nice morning while reading “The Jungle,” not sure it‘s the best choice with breakfast given the subject matter...

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Had a good final week of bfcr3. I got in two good runs, a lot of outdoor time, and finally got back into a good yoga routine, and finished a great book. Really trying to embrace the fall weather. It‘s my favorite time of the year. #bfcr4

Chrissyreadit Very nice! I love your pic too! 5d
Kaylamburson Great picture and a great week! Awesome!!! 5d
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 5d
LauraBeth Awesome week! 👏👏 Love your pic ❤️ 4d
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A story of place told through multiple narrators in one family. It truly captures Appalachia and particularly Southern West Virginia and why people choose to stay when their home is being destroyed by mountaintop removal mining. Shows what keeps people so attached to the land and willing to fight and why others leave. Living here and not being from here it gets at this attachment that I have struggled in the past to understand. #wv #applit

TheSpineView Beautiful! 🧡🍁 7d
AmyG Gorgeous 7d
RvnclawWhovian Beautiful view! 7d
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MicheleinPhilly WOW! What a view! 7d
BarbaraBB Wow what a great view 😍 (edited) 7d
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 🧡🧡🧡 7d
Tamra I miss leaves already! 😢 Enjoy! 7d
xxjenadanxx Incredible views! I miss living somewhere with actual seasons. 7d
Lcsmcat What a view! 7d
Christine Wow! Just beautiful. 6d
Blaire @TheSpineView @amyg @rvnclwwhovian @micheleinphilly @barbarabb thank you! I always love my view but it‘s particularly stunning in the fall. I try to get out here everyday. 5d
Blaire @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks thank you! 🍂 5d
Blaire @Tamra @xxjenadxx thank you! Fall is my favorite season and it‘s been a nice long one this year. 5d
Blaire @Lcsmcat @christine thank you! It‘s one of my favorite things about my house. 5d
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Carpool line reading. This book powerfully portrays life in southern West Virginia and the impact of mountain top removal mining. Enjoying this read with an afternoon London fog. #westvirginia #booksetwhereilive

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Ersatz Elevator | Lemony Snicket
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Road trip = family audiobook. We continued with the Lemony Snicket series. The Baudelaires go to live with the Squalors who are obsessed with what is in and what is out. Some more tidbits about Olaf and the Baudelaire parents are revealed and Sunny uses her toothy talent. Plus a good red herring joke. Not my fave in the series but ready to find out more...on to the Vile Village. #middlegrade #midseries

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Nothing to See Here | Kevin Wilson
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When a nytimes book review starts out with “good lord I can‘t believe how good this book is,” then I am sold. Looking forward to this new one by the author of the family fang.

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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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I listened to this slowly. It was a great companion read to “winners take all,” in giving me a new framework to look at the world. It centers the importance of place, and focus on nature, and art, and taking notice. Made me think about connection and how much time is spent hitting refresh or being distracted from surroundings. Not a how-to but a contemplation. @Lindy #nonfictionnovember

Lindy Lovely review. ❤️ 2w
batsy I loved it, too. A deeply immersive read that took me out of the "short attention span social media brain" I live in most of the time! 2w
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Interesting examination of why the ultra wealthy and society have bought into the idea that it is their role to solve society‘s problem through philanthropy but without addressing the root causes of inequality. why we have bought into market solutions in place of public policy solutions. I think this has started to shift back with people like Warren, Sanders, and others in the democratic field proposing government and policy based solutions. 👇

Blaire Examines their role and unwillingness, in many cases, to advocate for policies that would address the problem in the first place as opposed to throwing money at inequality later. Goes back to time of Carnegie who justified low wages by saying necessary to make more to give more away even as he perpetuated difficulty in the lives of those who worked directly for him. Lots to think about. (edited) 2w
Billypar Excellent review! Stacked. 2w
ChasingOm Fascinating. Adding this to my TBR! 2w
Tamra No getting hands dirty by throwing money at a challenge. Or effort diverted away from pursuits. 😑 2w
Blaire @ChasingOm @billypar Preet Bharara had a good interview with the author on his podcast -stay tuned - which is how I first heard about the book. 2w
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Wednesday's Wrath | Don Pendleton
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Posting a response to Wednesday on a Thursday because that‘s the kind of week it‘s been. 😂😂😂. 1. Curtis Sittenfeld - whenever I read her books I just think we‘d have fun hanging out; 2. I would want to know she writes such pitch perfect characters- they always feel so real to me. 3. Not sure how many - definitely in the 100s and I‘ve given away hundreds as well. 4. Tagged below. Thanks for the tag @GypsyKat #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Doesn‘t matter what day it is, I love reading all responses!! Thanks for joining in 👏🏻🤗❣️ 2w
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The Austere Academy | Lemony Snicket
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My son continues to enjoy those series. This time the Baudelaire orphans attend a horrible academy and are of course trailed by the awful Count Olaf. As the series continues we start to get a bit more insight into Olaf‘a history and the backstory grows more intriguing. #middlegrade

JazzFeathers I've only read three of these books and really enjoyed them. Now you're making me want to read the rest 😆 2w
Blaire @JazzFeathers yay! I‘m enjoying them. I was worried that the trope of count Olaf in disguise would grow old but the mystery of his origins and the Baudelaire and Lemony Snicket gets more involved which has kept me and my 7 yo really interested. (edited) 2w
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Recovery | Amy Rae Durreson
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I had to have surgery on my gums this morning. Ugh. 😑 the one upside is curling up on the couch with a book by myself for the afternoon to rest and recover and feel no pressure to get anything done.

Cinfhen Oh no!!! Feel better. Poor thing ♥️❌⭕️♥️ 2w
Mitch That sounds mega painful. Sending you lots of positive vibes and virtual hugs 😘 2w
charl08 Sending sympathy! Hope you feel better soon. 2w
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Tanisha_A Feel better soon! ❤️ 2w
readordierachel No fun. Hope you feel better soon, and enjoy your well-deserved rest and reading! 2w
merelybookish Yikes! That sounds unpleasant! Hope the worst is over! 2w
LiteraryinLititz Ouch! Be really nice to yourself and hope the reading is a good escape! 2w
Jas16 Wishing you a speedy recovery 2w
Louise Rest well! Healing wishes to you! 2w
Blaire @Cinfhen @charl08 @tanisha_a @readordierachel thank you all. The pain hasn‘t been too bad. Lots of Advil and my husband brought me a chocolate milkshake. 😍 2w
Blaire @Mitch it was not fun...but so far the pain has been manageable. Filled up on Advil, antibiotics, and some kind of steroid for swelling. Trying to really take it easy. 2w
Blaire @merelybookish thank you! Yeah, I have a tendency to receding gums and they had to do a graft. I listened to a favorite album during the procedure and that helped a lot. I think by tomorrow I‘ll be feeling fine...leaning into the recommended soft foods with milkshakes and grits. 2w
Blaire @LiteraryinLititz thank you! Alternating between my book and bingeing Queer Eye! 2w
Blaire @Jas16 @louise thank you! So far, feeling ok, and not getting too swollen. 2w
Mitch @Blaire perfect! I‘ve just binged the Japan season! 2w
batsy Feel better soon 💜 2w
Crazeedi Sending hugs and hoping you feel better tomorrow!😍 2w
LeahBergen Feel better soon! 😘 2w
UwannaPublishme Oh my! Hope you‘re feeling better. 🤗💕 2w
Blaire @Mitch ooh! I was still on the one before but now am ready for Japan. 2w
Blaire @batsy @crazeedi @uwannapublishme thank you! My recovery has luckily been very easy. I appreciate all the kind words. 2w
Blaire @LeahBergen thank you!! Doing much better now. 2w
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Young women arrived in rural Tennessee with no idea that were working on the atomic bomb. An entire city was built around this secret project. Book looks at the social dynamics, the women‘s backgrounds, and the role of race. I‘ll admit to skimming the sections on the science a bit. Overall gained insight into a part of WW2 history I knew very little about. #nonfictionnovember

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Holes | Louis Sachar
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Stanley is sent to a camp for boys as a punishment for an alleged crime. The boys spend each day digging holes. As the story goes Stanley‘s family history is revealed and friendships are formed. Can‘t wait to share this one with my son when he‘s just a little older. #middlegrade

Tamra I keep trying to entice my son into reading this with me - no luck. I‘m just going to have to read it myself because I want to know why the holes! 😆 3w
Blaire @Tamra go for it! It was a great way for me to break out of a mini reading slump....and no spoilers...but you will find out the why of the holes.😍 3w
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My trial finished up Wednesday night and I am finally returning a regular schedule. I read zero books because I was working 15-16 hour days...I did drink lots of water and walked to lunch most days. I‘ve gone running the last two days and lifted today. Looking forward to getting back into it and my mood lifting. These last two weeks make me realize how important reading and exercise are for me. #bfcr4

wanderinglynn So happy that your schedule is returning to normal. 💜 3w
Crazeedi Rest and relax this weekend! Job well done!❤ 3w
Chrissyreadit So glad! R&R all weekend! 3w
LauraBeth Glad your schedule is settling down! I‘ve been crazy busy too and didn‘t do anything fitness-related last week 😀 So I need to get back at it tomorrow! (edited) 3w
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Heidi | Johanna Spyri.
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I #cherish these editions of two of my favorite childhood novels. #MOvember @Cinfhen

wanderinglynn Beautiful editions 😍 3w
AmyK1 Those are beautiful! 3w
Cinfhen Beautiful 💜 3w
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Outside My Window | Linda Ashman
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Loved this book picturing about what all different types of children in different places see outside their window. #picturebooksatoz #bbrc #o @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 3w
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Holes | Louis Sachar
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After a very intense two weeks of work I finally have time to read again. My brain is still a little shot so I am diving back in with this #middlegradenewclassic #bbrc @LibrarianRyan so far so good.

LibrarianRyan such a good book. 3w
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Stress Stinks | Bryan Smith
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This week was good on paper, but I‘m feeling stressed at work and so I‘m feeling unbalanced. Got in one run, one workout class, one hike and did well drinking water. Am in a reading slump and didn‘t finish any books - too focused on work and politics. Things should clear up at work by the 31st and I can‘t to get past this hump and slump. #bfcr4 @wanderinglynn @LauraBeth @Kaylamburson @MaleficentBookDragon

wanderinglynn Great photo! And great week, but I‘m sorry you‘re having a tough time. 💚 Maybe focus on some self-care goals this week. And sending you some positive energy and good vibes. 💜 1mo
Kaylamburson Gorgeous photo! I hope the 31st comes quickly for you and it's all less stressful soon. I love @wanderinglynn 's suggestion of self-care goals during the stressful time. 1mo
Chrissyreadit Today could be #selfcaresunday ❤️❤️Work and politics will still be there tomorrow. I‘m happy to start a movement with you too! 1mo
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KimHM I‘m finding that reading about politics (witness my posts lately) actually decreases the stress caused by the politics of the moment. 1mo
LauraBeth This is such a great picture! Nice job! Hope it calms down soon. ❤️ 1mo
Blaire @wanderinglynn @Kaylamburson @Chrissyreadit @LauraBeth thank you all for your kind words! My trial is over and I‘m finally returning to the world. I‘m still tired but am reading again and taking a few days to chill. 3w
Blaire @KimHM i like this idea, I get so caught up in the minutiae of the day to day political craziness/fear that it is unproductive. A bigger perspective might help. 3w
Kaylamburson So glad you're back and feeling less stressed. Definitely take your "you" time. We all need more of that. 3w
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How to Do Nothing | Jenny Odell
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Listened to part of this book while enjoying a beautiful fall day. Much to think about...so far it is a good antidote to the productivity is everything message of 168 hours which made me so angry. #audiowalk #getoutside

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Sunday's Child | Edward Phillips
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The best way to start a Sunday. Nytimes, coffee, quiet, and a pastry. 😍

Blaire Also I love that John Greeb loved the baby-sifters club, the Anastasia books, and Judy Blume as kid. 1mo
Hoopiefoot That plate 😍 1mo
Blaire @Hoopiefoot thanks! Love my fiesta ware! 1mo
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My biggest goal of this challenge to run another 5k is done!! And I took 5 minutes off my time from #bfcr2. Progress! I was good about drinking water, got in 2 runs and 1 Lagree class, and managed to get outside everyday. Also finished 2 very enjoyable reads. Feeling good at the end of week 1. #bfcr4 @wanderinglynn @Kaylamburson @LauraBeth @m

Kaylamburson That's amazing @blaire. Congrats on a great first week!! 1mo
ChasingOm Way to go! 1mo
LauraBeth 5 minutes?!! That‘s HUGE - congratulations 🎉 That‘s a great first week! 1mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic first week! And congrats on your 5K - that's awesome! 1mo
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This Is How It Always Is | Laurie Frankel
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Very moving portrayal of a warm and loving family raising a transgender child. It gets into the complexities of gender identity for a child, decisions that must be made, and the emotional impact.. Lots of wonderful characters. Loved the grandma, and the discussions between the parents. At first I thought the narration might be too witty/precious but I ended up really liking the style and it felt more real as the book progressed.

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These essays, originally published in 1983 are still relevant and insightful. favorites include how periods would be seen if men menstruated and not women and would be seen as a sign of strength and virility. Also loved the classic essay about her time undercover as a playboy bunny. Found the one about women becoming more radical as they age to be thought-provoking as well. #40thbdaychallenge #1983

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Hedy Lamar iat the age of 19 marries an arms dealer with incredible influence in WW2 politics in Austria. She is pulled into a life of power and control. As a Jewish woman, she must escape Austria and this life. The story continues through her film career in the US and her work on an invention to hopefully help the war effort. A so-so because the writing style didn‘t click with me and it felt dry for such an interesting story.

BarbaraTheBibliophage I think Benedict picks interesting topics and women for her novels. But I agree that her writing style is an impediment rather than an advantage. 1mo
Blaire @BarbaraTheBibliophage exactly. This is the first of hers I read and I really wish the writing were better. 1mo
Suet624 Sounds interesting. Too bad the writing is off. 1mo
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Ready for #bfcr4! It‘s my busy season at work which has made it easy to get in a workout slump. My goals are: run a 5k, drink 3 swell bottles of water a day, walk outside daily (even just 10 minutes), 2 runs and 1 other workout, self-care of some type once a week, read or listen to 10 books. Pictured is the water bottle, book club book, and face mask.

Chrissyreadit I love your goals!!!!! 2mo
Kaylamburson This is so great!! Do you already have a 5k booked? 2mo
Blaire @Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍 2mo
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Blaire @Kaylamburson I do! Signed up yesterday for one on 10/12. 2mo
Kaylamburson Wow, good for you!! 2mo
wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 2mo
LauraBeth Nice! I signed up for a 5k on 11/8 😀 2mo
Blaire @LauraBeth yay!! Signing up for a race is so motivating. 1mo
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Secret Pizza Party | Adam Rubin
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My daughter was being super quiet and I asked my son where she was and he said over there reading a book. It was so nice to come across. She‘s normally constantly on the run. Both my kids love this book. #raisingreaders

Cinfhen Adorable 2mo
Blaire @Cinfhen 😍 1mo
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Tao of Pooh | Benjamin Hoff
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I tried this one for my book from 1982 for my bday challenge and pretty quickly bailed. Found it pretty boring. I remember this being super popular when i was a young kid. Not for me.

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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A high end surrogacy home is the backdrop for an examination of how class/race/privilege play out among the pregnant hosts with each other and the wealthy clients paying for surrogates. I didn‘t feel as emotionally invested in any of the characters as I expected and felt they were used more as a way to explore the themes of exploitation and choice. Would make a good book club choice. Lots to discuss.

Rachel.Rencher I just now realized, after reading your blurb, that the cover has silhouettes of baby bumps. Never got that until now. 😂🤦‍♀️ 2mo
marleed I was a so-so on this as well because I just wasn‘t engaged in the characters. I keep thinking if it is adapted to screen writers would take care of that and it would very interesting. 2mo
Blaire @Rachel.Rencher I didn‘t realize it either the first many times I saw it. Then I had an aha moment. And a 🤦‍♀️. 2mo
Blaire @marleed agree. I think I could have really cared about Ate, Jane, and Reagan but somehow they didn‘t come across as fully developed. 2mo
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Glass Houses | Louise Penny
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The small town of three pines becomes the center of another investigation when a mysterious figure appears in town. Goes deep into how Gamache is trying to tackle his new responsibilities and moral questions about decisions. Most of it takes place in a courtroom so has a more procedural feel than some of the other Gamache mysteries. Love it as always and am pacing myself so I don‘t catch up with Ms. Penny and still have more to read.

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Maine | Courtney Sullivan
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Thoroughly enjoyed this multi-generational story of a Boston family. A summer home in Maine centers the story and shows how they interact with one another and react to each other and how this has shaped their lives. I‘ve seen reviews that found the characters unlikeable but I felt they were real flawed people and I could understand them. Also goes back in time to slowly reveal how the family matriarch came to be the person she is.

Cathythoughts Nice review! I‘d like to read this one. Stacked 2mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts I think if you liked saints you would like this one too. I plan to read more of her backlist that I‘ve missed 2mo
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Maine | Courtney Sullivan
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Enjoying digging into this older book of Sullivan‘s after loving A Saint for All Occasions. Seattle lives up to its rep as a coffee town. This one is wonderful.

RvnclawWhovian Victrola is my fave! If you have time, check out the Starbucks Reserve. It‘s pretty cool (edited) 2mo
Blaire @RvnclawWhovian the coffee was so good! I went to Starbucks reserve yesterday. It was cool. 2mo
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Maisie Dobbs: A Novel | Jacqueline Winspear
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Lots of mixed reviews on here but I loved this one. Nice to find a new series to get into. Maisie, who was a nurse during WWI, has a special intuition about people and uses it to conduct investigations and heal psyches. Her relationship with her father is beautiful and the her personal war time story brought me to tears.

Cathythoughts I have this ! Your review is making me want to pick it up 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts I hope you like it...i found it to be a nice read while traveling. 2mo
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Maisie Dobbs: A Novel | Jacqueline Winspear
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Morning book and coffee before we set off to explore the San Juan islands.

AmyG Lovely view. 2mo
LeahBergen Pretty! 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fantastic photo. 2mo
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RvnclawWhovian Beautiful area! This is prime whale watching season for both orcas and humpbacks 2mo
Reecaspieces Lovely 2mo
wanderinglynn Enjoy! 👋🏻 2mo
Dragon Wow, great photo! 2mo
valeriegeary 😍😍😍 2mo
Moony Such a wonderful view! 2mo
Blaire @AmyG @leahbergen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @reecaspieces @dragon @moony @valeriegeary thank you all! I‘m really enjoying my time in the pnw. On a nice trip with my mom. 2mo
Blaire @RvnclawWhovian the San Juan islands were gorgeous! Had a great time. Didn‘t spot any whales but didn‘t go out on a boat. Heard about lots of sightings. 2mo
Blaire @wanderinglynn I am. It has been a wonderful getaway. 2mo
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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An interesting study at how people react in this town when they know a bad event is coming and how they read into each other‘s motivations and intentions. Everyone knows these brothers are planning to kill Santiago and this reconstruction looks at the action or inaction /belief or disbelief with which the brothers are treated leading up to the murder of Santiago.

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The Old Drift | Namwali Serpell
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On vacation so this is a bookshop spot. #7covers7days #covercrush day 7.

Ruthiella I had that one up for consideration. I really love it! 2mo
sudi 😍 2mo
Blaire @Ruthiella it is gorgeous. It‘s hard to capture the almost textural look it has in a photo. 2mo
Blaire @sudi 💕 2mo
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Amal Unbound | Aisha Saeed
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Middle-grade about a bright young girl in Pakistan who is attempting to get an education and go to college but due to unpaid debts her life veers off course and she must figure out a way to overcome these circumstances. Good introduction to the obstacles many around the world and particularly girls face in obtaining even a basic education. #booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

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The Sentence is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Another fun twist on the mystery genre from Horowitz. I really liked the word is murder and enjoyed this sequel as well. Horowitz himself is a character in the story playing Watson to Hawthorne‘s Sherlock. This time Hawthorne must solve the murder of a high-powered divorce attorney. Perfect for an airplane read.

Readswithcoffee I didn‘t know there was a sequel. Added to my TBR list. 2mo
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Ruthiella A toe tag is the perfect cover! 2mo
Blaire @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @ruthiella thanks! It is also my favorite book of hers. 2mo
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March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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LibrarianRyan There is a sequel series to this coming out soon. 2mo
Blaire @LibrarianRyan nice! I‘ll look out for it 2mo
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Highly recommend. Audiobook is on hoopla. Loved this. Heart-warning story about how the people of Newfoundland opened up their homes and town to passengers who were stranded their on 9/11. Passengers from 38 flights landed in the small town of Gander. It goes into detail on some of the passengers stories and is very moving. An uplifting read on the anniversary of 9/11.

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Story of Bip | Marcel Marceau
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 4. I‘ve owned this book since I was a child and it‘s probably the first book I remember picking for the cover.

Leftcoastzen So cool! 2mo
Cathythoughts Love it 😍 2mo
Erofan Beautiful 😍 2mo
LeahBergen Love! ❤️ 2mo
BiblioLitten 😍 2mo
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The Dud Avocado | Elaine Dundy
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#7days7covers #covercrush day 3. Not sure who hasn‘t been tagged yet. @Tamra ?

Ruthiella Great cover! I almost picked the Virago hardcover edition of this title one of my posts! 😀 (edited) 2mo
Tamra Thank you for thinking of me, but my books are in boxes. (Except for TBR) Very evocative cover! 2mo
Blaire @Ruthiella thanks! I still haven‘t read it. Heard of it on book riot and bought it bc of the cover. 2mo
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Ruthiella @Blaire I‘ve not read it either yet! 2mo
Blaire @Ruthiella I really need to get to it! I love the cover and the title so much. 2mo
Suet624 This sounds really interesting. 2mo
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Goal Achiever | Bob Proctor
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Had a good end to the week of #bfcr3. Pushed myself hard during my run, got in 4 yoga sessions, meditated each night, and finished 14 books for the 6 weeks. Truly appreciated my supportive team and great I have some good habits on place. Finishing out the evening reading to my daughter outside.

Amiable That sunset looks like a painting! It‘s gorgeous! 2mo
DivineDiana How fantastic is that sunset! 2mo
wanderinglynn Beautiful view! And way to go! 🙌🏻 Great job! 2mo
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LeahBergen So beautiful. 2mo
Chrissyreadit Your view is stunning! 2mo
Chrissyreadit And you finished strong! 🙌👏❤️ 2mo
UwannaPublishme Wow! Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
nelehelen That‘s awesome!! 2mo
sudi Awesome 👏👏👏 and i'm always in awe of the beautiful view you have 😍 2mo
Centique How beautiful! 😍 2mo
Mitch Wow that‘s some view! So glad you‘ve knocked it out of the park 🥳🥳🥳 2mo
Crazeedi Great work, we had a great team!!👏👏 2mo
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Wild Insects and Spiders! (Wild Kratts) | Chris Kratt, Martin Kratt
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We are big Kratt Brothers‘ fans in my household. This book delivers fun facts about insects in an easy reader format. Plus it has stickers so my daughter loved it. #bbrc #easyreadernonfiction @LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan 😁👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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The Stone Angel | Margaret Laurence
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush. Day 2. @andrew61 want to join in? Post a cover for 7 days no explanation. Tag someone else each day.

BarbaraBB Beautiful cover! 2mo
TrishB Lovely 💜 2mo
Tanisha_A Love this! 2mo
LeahBergen 😍😍 2mo
sudi 😍 2mo
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Pick but with a quibble. She entertainingly discusses how her family went w/o sugar for a year and the reasonable exceptions they made. I found their journey interesting as I‘ve been watching my sugar intake pretty closely. Quibble: I thought her sections on why she eats meat to be unneeded and lacking in logic; she was a vegetarian who ate an unhealthy diet - adding meat back in is not the only solution. Pic of my sugar-free dinner.

Mitch Looks yum 🤩 2mo
BarbaraBB It does - and the wine does complete the meal 😍😍 2mo
sudi That looks delicious 😋 2mo
Blaire @Mitch @barbarabb @sudi thank you!! And my kids liked it too! 2mo
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The Name Jar | Yangsook Choi
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A Korean girl moves to New York and is teased about her name on the bus. When she gets to school she doesn‘t share her name. Her classmates leave potential names in a jar for her. Over the course of the story and with the help of a friend she realizes she can still cherish her Korean culture and name in the U.S, and her classmates make the effort to welcome her and pronounce her name properly. Sweet immigrant story. #bbrc #picturebooksatoz

LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍💗 2mo
Cathythoughts 👍🏻💕💕💕 2mo
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Madame Bovary | Flaubert, Gustave
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#7days7covers #covercrush pick a book a day and post the cover no explanation. Tag a kitten each day. Thanks for the tag @merelybookish @rubyslippersreads if you haven‘t been tagged yet - want to join in?

LeahBergen Pretty! 2mo
Cathythoughts Sooo lovely 2mo
Blaire @Cathythoughts @leahbergen thanks! Found these editions at Faulkner books on my list Nola visit. 2mo
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