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Carrie Soto Is Back | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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1st time reading this author. I was a tennis fan back in the Conners/Borg/McEnroe days, so seemed like a win for me. Loved all the tennis, enjoyed my love/hate relationship with Carrie and adored her Papa. Audio version is fabulous! (However lots of Spanish phrases-nothing hard, but not sure if that is a negative for someone unfamiliar with it)The voice of Carrie is perfect. Her joy in the read is infectious: kinda like how Wil Wheaton narrates.

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Never | Ken Follett
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I was concerned the too too real topic might make this a bad choice, but I am glad I did not let my inner self keep me from it! Ken Follet is a masterful storyteller & I was fully invested in the storyline and his characters. I did not want to put it down. ⬇️

Bluebird The best part: Follet created a female president who was strong, competent and kick-ass. Throughout the book there was no misogynistic behavior toward her. She was treated as an equal…nay as a President. Not as a ‘female‘ President. Loved it! This is the 2nd book I‘ve read that was narrated by January Lavoy. She is becoming a favorite. 3w
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I‘m trying #bookspin for the first time. A bit late, but here‘s my list of possible reads this month.
Is it cheating if I started a few before November 1? I started the first two in October, but was less than ½ done before end of month. I haven‘t looked at the bingo card layout yet and do not understand the double spin concept…I need to go back and read the instructions again. Lol. Wish me luck! I hope this helps me read from my TBR pile.

TheAromaofBooks Glad to have you along!! As long as you didn't finish the books before November 1, I am fine with them being included. So originally there was no bingo part of this challenge, just BookSpin, where everyone made a list of 20 books they've been meaning to read, and I drew a number and everyone read that number from their list!! But then we all started getting carried away 😂 I added DoubleSpin, which is the second random number drawn. Reading those⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) specific numbers from your list each month will qualify you for my end-of-the-year giveaway (each book completed is one entry). However, that still wasn't enough for some of us crazies, so I started the bingo part, which is where I shuffle ALL the number and randomize them into a bingo card, and you score bingos by reading your books that match those numbers. There isn't any prize or anything associated with the bingo part - it's just ⬇ 3w
TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) for fun!! So hopefully that clarifies a little bit - I'll add you to the tag list, and please feel free to let me know if you have any questions!!! 3w
Bluebird @TheAromaofBooks thanks for letting me know the history! Get a bunch of booklovers together and we go crazy 😜 this seems like a very fun challenge and a possible way to keep me on track. I get too sidetracked by shiny new books and let my TBR pile collect dust. 3w
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Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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1. 25-30 years in the past. If more recent my personal recollections would overshadow the book & it wouldn‘t feel ‘historical‘ enough.

2. This was tough! I avoid creepy, spooky books because I‘m a scardycat. I‘m so glad October is over! 😂. I could find none of my favorites set in the fall, but I think the tagged book fits. It‘s a bit gothic, a bit spooky and the atmosphere feels Novemberish

@TheSpineView thanks for the tag!
#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView You're welcome!Thanks for playing! 4w
SamAnne I just finished Shadow of the Wind last night and loved loved loved it! 4w
Bluebird @SamAnne yay! It‘s a favorite of mine! It‘s so beautifully written! 4w
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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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I finished two books for #20in4!
Both had been on my TBR pile for years…and both are the first in a series.
So technically my TBR pile did not got down. Lol. Looking forward to the next ones

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 4w
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The Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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What a fun book! I love the premise: Four people living in a luxury retirement community in Kent, England form a club to look into unsolved murders (a founding member is a former cop and kept records). Then they have a murder in their own backyard….

Quirky, witty and a good murder mystery to boot. I‘m a happy camper. Will definitely read the next one.

Sadly, this was the only book I completed for Deweys and #outstandingoctober readathons.

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Readathon: Occasional List : Geleentheidslys | Gauteng (South Africa). Education Media Service
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It‘s a readathon weekend and I have very few commitments (at the moment).
If nothing unexpected comes up, I should have lots of time to read and enjoy all thing bookish!

Hoping to finish at least 2 of the above books…hopefully more 😀

Andrew65 Hope you have a great reading weekend. 1mo
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Thursday Murder Club | Richard Osman
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I think I‘m going to enjoy this one! I love these first lines!

CarolynM These books are a lot of fun. Enjoy! 1mo
Bluebird @CarolynM I‘m enjoying it so far…another series! 😳. My TBR mountain is never going to decrease. Remove one…add 3-4. Lol 1mo
CarolynM Yep, I know the feeling😆 1mo
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Book: tagged
Author: Susanna Kearsley
Movie: the king and I, kindergarten cop
Singer/band: kansas
Song: killer queen (queen), kodachrome (paul simon)
#manicmonday

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The Matchmaker's Gift: A Novel | Lynda Cohen Loigman
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Loved this charming story! Even the chapter headings-samples ⬆️. In 1910, 10 year old Sara discovers she can find people‘s soulmates. Not a proper vocation for a young Jewish girl. So, she tries to keep her gift a secret while helping people to find their true loves. Set in dual timelines: Sara in the early 1900‘s and her granddaughter Abby in 1994. A light, feel good book. Highly recommend this one as an audio read. The narration is delightful.

Cinfhen I loved this too!!! Really charming and wholesome 1mo
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Horse: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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One of the many passages that highlight why I love Geraldine Brooks books. She is a beautiful writer. Almost makes me want to move to Washington DC……almost. Lol

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Horse: A Novel | Geraldine Brooks
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I almost passed on this book. I am a fan of the author, but not of horseracing…so thought this wasn‘t for me. I was wrong. I loved it! Brooks should be an auto read for me! The only caveat I give in recommending this to others is the inclusion of political jabs near the end that may bother you. I read fiction for pleasure and an escape from current events, so I was a bit put off. I thought the message could have been given without them. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½

Bibliomania Thanks for sharing this. I loved March, People of the Book, and Year of Wonders but had never heard of this one. I've added it to my wish lists now! 1mo
Bluebird @Bibliomania I hope you enjoy it! I loved those same 3 books. People of the Book is one of my all-time favorite reads 1mo
Bibliomania @Bluebird one of my all time favourites too! :) 1mo
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Invisible Bridge | Julie Orringer
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Book: tagged, In the Woods (Tana French), In the Heart of the Sea (Nathaniel Philbrick)

Author: Walter Isaacson

Movie: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Harrison Ford and Sean Connery 😍), Independence Day, It‘s a Wonderful Life

Singer/group: I don‘t think I have any favorites in this category 🙈

Song: too many choices for this one! My top 2 (I think, lol): Imagine (John Lennon), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Garth Brooks)

#manicmonday

CBee Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Other Birds: A Novel | Sarah Addison Allen
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Reading a SAA book takes me to my happy place. My comfort food without the calories. This one has all my favorite features: quirky characters, a unique setting, ghosts and a heartwarming story.

I want to visit Mallow Island, see the dellawisps, eat a meal at Popcorn and revel in the new friendships. It would have been a 5 ⭐️ read, except for an unnecessarily long detour to California and the last ¼ of the book not quite up to par with the rest.

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1. I love words.
2. I am interested in the different meanings of words & I started perusing the OED when in high school.
3. I enjoyed Simon Winchester‘s book about the making of the dictionary when I read it years ago.
4. I ❤️ historical fiction.
So, one could say I was predisposed to like this book. Lol

I didn‘t like it. I LOVED it. Thought provoking and beautifully written. It exceeded my expectations. This one will stay with me for awhile.

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The Source | James A. Michener
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I haven‘t read a lot set solely in ancient times, but I have several on my TBR mountain. Lol.
I seem to read more ‘time spanning‘ historical fiction that starts BC and often goes up to the present day (or close).
The tagged is my favorite.

Also enjoyed Hawaii by Michener and loved both Sarum and London by Edward Rutherfurd.
I also enjoyed Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel

#Two4Tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 2mo
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Killers of a Certain Age | Deanna Raybourn
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Sixty-something year old, bad ass women are under-rated by the organization they‘ve worked for for forty years.
Fun read about friendship, female empowerment and, um….assassinations.

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Finally have the chance to post my results for #SuperSeptember readathon

I met my goal to complete 3 books! Perhaps I will try for 4 next month 😀

Finished:
The Murder Of Mr Whickham
Run Rose Run
Killers of A Certain Age

I rated all 3 books 3.5 stars. None stellar, but all enjoyable.
Reading order was based on when due back at the library. Lol

I also started Other Birds and The Dictionary of Lost Words. Both are wonderful so far!

Andrew65 That‘s brilliant, thanks for playing along 👏👏👏🙌🥳🍾🥂 2mo
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Book: tagged ⬆️, Harry Potter series, A Hat Full of Sky, House of Silk

Author: Georgette Heyer, Anthony Horowitz, Robin Hobb, Kristin Hannah

Movie: Harry Potter series, Hello Dolly, The Holiday

Singer/Group: Whitney Houston

Song: Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley), Hotel California (Eagles)

#ManicMonday

CBee Thanks for playing! 😊 2mo
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Run, Rose, Run: A Novel | James Patterson, Dolly Parton
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I admit it, I am a Dolly Parton fan! Love her music and love her as a person. Always upbeat, kind to others, a philanthropist…I picked up this book solely because she was involved in it‘s writing. I‘ve never read a James Patterson book. On it‘s own merits…it‘s a ‘so-so‘. The mystery isn‘t compelling and it feels more like a Hallmark movie. However, Dolly‘s voice and personality come off the pages and I truly enjoyed it.
Book 2 in #superseptember

Bluebird FYI: I do like Hallmark Movies 😀 2mo
Andrew65 Sounds interesting. 2mo
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I couldn‘t resist the intriguing premise: Couples from across the Austen universe come together for a house party at Donwell Abbey & evil Mr W gets bumped off! Initially I had trouble wrapping my head around all these characters in one place. Once I got past that, the story started to drag. I almost gave up 😱 Glad I didn‘t! The pace picked up in the second half and had a satisfying ending. For diehard Janeites

Book 1 finished for #superseptember

Andrew65 Sounds great. Well done 👏👏👏 2mo
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Garden Spells | Sarah Addison Allen
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Book: Garden Spells

Author: Robert Goddard, Elly Griffiths, Robert Galbraith, John Grisham, Dorothy Gilman — i couldn‘t narrow it down further…and I see that they all write in the mystery genre! 😀

Movie: Ghost, Goldfinger, Goonies

Singer/Band: Genesis

Song: Grand Illusion (Styx), Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John), Give Peace a Chance (John Lennon)

#manicmonday

CBee A lot of G authors 😊😊 2mo
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Day #1 of the #SuperSeptember readathon! I hope to read 3 books this time around. 🤞
These books are currently checked out from my libraries, so they are at the top of my queue.

Andrew65 I love the Shetland series. Good luck 😁 2mo
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11/22/63: A Novel | Stephen King
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Hmmm, tough call for me. I like both!

For alternate history, my favorite is the tagged book. Jasper Fforde‘s books are also quite fun

For Post Apocalyptic: Station Eleven and The Stand are standouts for me.

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView
#twofortuesday

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Books: The tagged is a favorite, but I also loved: Fall of Giants (Ken Follett), The Firm (John Grisham), The Forgotten Garden (Kate Morton)
Authors: Jasper Fforde, Ken Follett, C.S. Forester, Tana French
Movies: Funny Girl, From Russia with Love
Singers: Freddy Mercury, Ella Fitzgerald
Songs: Fire and Ice (James Taylor), Fly Me to the Moon (Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie), From This Moment On (Shania Twain)

#manicmonday

CBee 😊😊 3mo
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Emma | Austen Jane
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Book: Emma
Author: George Eliot
Movie: ET, Eight Men Out
Singer: Elvis, Eagles, Elton John
Song: Eight Days a Week

#manicmonday

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 3mo
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I read the 3rd book, Master of the Senate, ~15 years ago because I‘d always been interested in how Congress worked (thank you Mr Smith Goes to Washington) and knew Johnson was instrumental in getting a lot accomplished during his tenure. I went back and read the others because I loved Caro‘s engaging writing style and his thorough research. I both love & hate LBJ: A brilliant strong leader…A despicable controlling man! Caro holds nothing back!

Bluebird This book spans the years 1959 to 1964. LBJ goes from the height of his power as Majority leader of the Senate to holding the ineffectual and ridiculed role as JFK‘s VP to being thrust into the Presidency after the assassination. Another fascinating look at this brilliant but flawed man. 3mo
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5th book in the Inspector McLean series. I enjoy this series because each book has a paranormal element that makes it unique from the other police procedurals I have read. Oswald also created such memorable characters that I was able to jump right back into the series despite it being 2 years since I read the last one. This was my least favorite to date because although the story started and ended with a bang, the mid section was slow.

Bluebird Nevertheless, i won‘t wait another 2 years to read the next one. I look forward to finding out what is next for McLean and company 3mo
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No five star reads for me this month, but I enjoyed the Sophie Irwin book the best. The narrator was superb. The story was humorous and witty. I‘m a fan of Jane Austen and Regency romances so fell right into this one.

Thanks for the tag @TheSpineView

TheSpineView You're welcome and thanks for playing! 3mo
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Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Book: Doc
Author: Charles Dickens
Movie: Die Hard, Dead Poets Society
Singer: Celine Dion
Song: Dance With My Father (Luther Vandross), I cry every time I listen
#manicmonday

CBee Thanks for playing! 😊 3mo
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The Snowdonia Killings | Simon McCleave
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@CaitZ thanks for the tag!

1. 1st book in the DI Ruth series, based on a post from @EadieB

2. Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

3. London, England
Tuscany, Italy
Wyoming, USA (Yellowstone & Black Hills)

#WondrousWednesday

Eggs Love the destinations 👏🏻✈️🗺 3mo
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Miss Austen | Gill Hornby
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1. Before I had an iphone I used to email myself recommendations from work buddies. Now people text me them, i take a photo of the book or add it directly to my tbr pile in librarything app.

2. I‘m not 100% certain what my next book will be, but I just got notice that my hold for Miss Austen by Gill Hornby is ready for checkout.

Thanks for the tag @EadieB
#two4tuesday

TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Happy Tuesday! 3mo
EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! (edited) 3mo
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Reading slump is most officially over! Hooray!
I met my goal of 2 books finished.
I read a total of 934 pages.
Thanks @Andrew65

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Book: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Author: Agatha Christie
Movie: Casablanca
Singer/Band: Chicago
Song: California Dreamin‘ by The Mommas and The see Papas

Looks like I have a theme this week: oldies. None of my selections are from this century. 😂

#manicmonday
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CBee Great choices 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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I just started the next book in the Inspector McLean series.

“He kneels before me like a penitent, face to the stone wall. The bag over his head means he can‘t see the indentations in the rock face…”

I get hooked by the first sentences. The first chapters are always intriguing and a great start to a compelling mystery. This one is no exception. I‘ve no idea where it will take me. I love trying to solve Oswald‘s murder mysteries!
#AwesomeAugust

Andrew65 Always good books. 3mo
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Sea Change | Robert Goddard
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A favorite author! He blends my two favorite genre—historical fiction and mystery. This one is set in the 1720‘s as the South Sea Company collapses. William Spandrel, an innocent London mapmaker, becomes a pawn of the rich and powerful who are trying to protect themselves from scandal. While I did not think this one of his best works, I enjoyed this adventure story filled with suspense and intrigue.
2nd book read for #AwesomeAugust
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Fantastic, think this was the second book I read by him. 3mo
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Her Royal Spyness | Rhys Bowen
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I love Rhys Bowen! This is the first in a new series for me. This features Lady Georgiana-34th? in line for the English throne, and nearly destitute. A fun, light and enjoyable book. Fabulously read by Katherine Kellgren! While the actual “mystery” was a bit underwhelming for me, I loved Georgie, her friends and family. Will definitely add the next one to my stack!
1st book finished in the #AwesomeAugust Readathon
@Andrew65

Andrew65 Brilliant, have read the Molly Murphy series but never read any from this one. 3mo
Bluebird @Andrew65 The detective/mystery aspects of the first Molly Murphy book are better than this one, but the main storyline and character development here are terrific. I am hopeful the mystery is more important in book 2, but anticipate it will be a fun read even if that isn‘t the case. 3mo
Andrew65 @Bluebird This series not easily available here so this has limited my opportunities to read it. 3mo
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Book: tagged. The entire trilogy is great

Author: Rhys Bowen-I love the Molly Murphy series and am currently enjoying Her Royal Spyness

Movie: Brian‘s Song. The first movie that made me cry

Singer/Band: The Beatles, of course

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, a total original!

#manicmonday
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CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 3mo
Leftcoastzen Oh man! Brian‘s Song!😭 3mo
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As it appears my several years long book slump is finally over, i‘m going to try Andrew‘s Readathon.
I hope to finish 2 books, but will be happy with any progress! 😀
My plan is to alternate the reading of my hefty history tome on LBJ with some mysteries.
#AwesomeAugustReadathon
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Andrew65 Great to have you with us. Hope you enjoy Sea Change, i loved that book. 4mo
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The Good Left Undone | Adriana Trigiani
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I adore other books by the author and I‘m a fan of her descriptive writing style. She excels in setting a scene and describing artisanal work. As in Shoemaker‘s Daughter, she weaves details of a craft into her story—this time it is gem-cutting for jewelry. I love it! This book spans 3 generations of strong Italian women, and that is part of my problem, it jumps around from generation to generation and feels disjointed at times.

Bluebird I absolutely love parts of this book. I think with better editing this could have been great. As it is, i can only rate it ‘so-so‘. However, as a Trigiani fan, i‘m glad I stuck through to the end. 4mo
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Book: All the Light We Cannot See
Author: Jane Austen
Movie: Air Force One
Band: ABBA
Song: At Last (Etta James)

#manicmonday @CBee

CBee All the Light is a super popular one! Thanks for playing 😊 4mo
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John Adams | David McCullough
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RIP David McCullough
1933-2022

He brought history to life for me and was one of a handful of authors that led me to my love of history.

John Adams and 1776 are my favorites, but I enjoyed several of his other works

kspenmoll John Adams was so so good! My first book of his that I read was (edited) 4mo
Bluebird @kspenmoll. That‘s one of the few of his I‘ve not read yet, but hope to get to it soon. It‘s waiting for me on my TBR mountain….Think i need to dig it out soon. 4mo
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Kitty Talbot finagles her way into the London Season to find a wealthy husband so she can save her family from financial ruin.

I‘m a devotee of Jane Austen and enjoy Georgette Heyer‘s works, so decided to give this a try despite my initial skepticism that it might be too ‘campy‘ for me. I was pleasantly surprised! This is a light, fun read with a delightful narration by Emily Tomlinson. I‘ve no doubt the audio version enhanced my enjoyment.

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The Lioness: A Novel | Chris Bohjalian
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I went into this cold-I only knew it was a mystery about a 1960‘s film star who goes on an African Safari with friends. I was enjoying the characters, story and narration of the audiobook but soon got bogged down by the frequent changes in POV as well as time changes from the Safari to earlier days. The transitions weren‘t smooth enough for me and I got confused about who was who. As the story turned uglier and uglier, I couldn‘t wait to be done.

Bluebird Perhaps I would have done better if I read the ebook instead of audio—but i don‘t think so. Quite disappointing since I enjoy this author and the first part of the book was so good (edited) 5mo
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Amazing journey! Terrific writing by Alfred Lansing! Gloriously read by Simon Prebble! I‘m at the midpoint of this audio read and don‘t want to put it down. One of the most compelling reads I‘ve had in a long time.
Posting now because it fits today‘s #JulyJourneys. #PolarRegion.
Gotta go, need to get back to my book! 😀

Eggs Wow that‘s high praise👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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That Night | Chevy Stevens
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Toni is being released from prison after 16 years locked up for the murder of her younger sister. She says she didn‘t do it. The question: who did? The book alternates from present day to the weeks leading up to the murder. I often find this technique makes a story feel disjointed, but it worked well here. And although I never liked Toni, I still found myself turning the pages to find out what happens next. A satisfying ending!

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I never imagined i would read such a long series, but I just finished book #34 and have the next in my queue. I love the story arcs of Eve, Roarke, Peabody, etc. I did not find the murder mystery as interesting as previous books, but my dislike of ‘celebrity‘ may have jaded my read. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Plus—I was happy to learn Eve may finally have found a hiding place for her sweets that the Candy Thief is unable to find!

Viji I love these books! I‘ve listened to them all on audio, not sure if I would have stuck with them in print. The characters are definitely the draw for me, not the plot. 1y
Liatrek Love this series! I‘m on book 44 in the series and I still haven‘t read a bad one yet. 1y
Bluebird @Viji @Liatrek it‘s nice to read a long series without any duds! 😀 i love the audiobooks. I think i read all but one via audio. Susan Ericksen does a superb job narrating the series 1y
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Peter May is one of my favorite authors. I love his evocative writing style and the way he brings the Outer Hebrides to life. This book was no exception and I did not want to set it aside-I finished in two short days. Why the So-So rating? I didn‘t connect with his characters and never really cared about most of them. Plus, the ending was unsatisfying. I still think it a must read for his fans, but do not recommend this as an intro to the author.

Bluebird Ack! I‘m so conflicted about this one! 1y
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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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I ended up really enjoying this book, but I did almost give up early on. It was slow to start and felt a bit dis-jointed for the first ~20%, but it then picked up steam for me. It‘s a great imagining of the Society‘s origins.

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Day 16 of #20series20days

Bastard son of royalty, shunned by all. He‘s raised to be a royal assassin. He has a magical bond with animals. His only friend is the Royal Fool. Enemies are out to get him. We all know one day he‘s going to have to save the kingdom! I love this kind of fantasy adventure. Hobb is such a great world builder and creates such well rounded characters that I just love to dive into his books.
@Andrew65

TrishB Her books ♥️ wonderful author 2y
Andrew65 Loved this trilogy. 2y
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