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It | Stephen King
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How can a book be both SO horrifying as well as wholesome? Leave it to Stephen King I guess! This story had me jumping at any and every sound in the night. I even got spooked out while I was cleaning the dishes one evening. Nightmares nearly every night that I had read it before bed.. If that‘s not talent, I don‘t know what is. ⚠️Review continues in the comments

BookBumming Probably the longest it‘s ever taken me to read a book (besides the Bible) but part of me didn‘t want the story to end! I was hooked. A lot of people said it could have been 400 pages shorter. But I disagree. In my opinion all 1,156 pages (4 pounds) of this book was necessary. 1mo
BookBumming I fell in love with the Losers‘ Club, I really am going to miss them. Each character was written SO well. Even side characters were written dynamically.
If you want to read something that is going to make you shake in your boots, scratch your head, cry, AND laugh.. pick up Stephen King‘s IT. 🎈🤡🕸🕷
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Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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Emergency Skin by N.K. Jemisin & it was outstanding! I absolutely loved the super unique point of view this story was told in! I‘ve never read anything quite like it! The story is communicated through an artificial intelligence chip INSIDE the protagonist‘s own head. It‘s a very odd, witty, & ironic story and it will now be one of my most often recommended reads forsure PleaseReadThis! It won‘t take you more than an hour or two so what‘s to lose?

BookBumming It‘s a part of the Sci-Fi six pack “Forward” on amazon! You can get them free if you‘re a prime member! If not you can get them all for $5.94! Just search “Forward Collection” on amazon! 1mo
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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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I just devoured yet another one of Blake Crouch‘s stories. Summer Frost. Once again, wonderfully done. A thought provoking look at artificial intelligence.
This time his story came in the form of a sci-fi six pack by the name of “Forward” along side 5 other well known authors! You can get them all for free if you‘re an amazon prime member and if not you can get them all for $5.94!!

Just search amazon “Forward collection” to find them!

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Just finished PaulieAnn‘s 1st chapter book It puts her to sleep every time I crack it open! Not sure if that means she likes it or not, but I found it very charming! I‘m looking forward to reading the series! It was such a pleasant surprise when the hospital librarian brought us some books to choose from and I happened to pick a book which had a main character that shared a name with my sweet girl! Spelled differently but still very cool! 💘✨

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It | Stephen King
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Now, I‘ve never read this, and I‘ve neverseen any of the movies. I didn‘t really know whatto expect. I certainly didn‘texpect toalready be scared at10pages in.. and terrified at60!! Completely sucked in!at page200! With over1,000 pages to this novel. I‘ve got a ways to go.. and I won‘t lie.. I‘m pretty panicky!! 🤡🎈 Also I might be reading it dueto the fact that I was notified that one if my favoriteactors is in the newest movie.(Bill Hader)😍❤️

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Started reading this to my newborn daughter while she was in the hospital having heart surgery.. she‘s home now and we have a few more pages left until we finish it! I love reading to my babies! ❤️

BookBumming Just realized I put the Chinese Edition lol! I‘m reading the English though!! 😂 2mo
EKonrad Sending healing wishes! 😊 2mo
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The Last Town | Blake Crouch
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Suuuuper happy with the entire Wayward Pines trilogy. This “last” book was wonderful. Thrilling, thought provoking, and even quite humorous. I‘m a big fan of this Blake Crouch. He‘s just a master at what he does. Can‘t wait to read more from him.
This was supposedly the last book of this series.. but SOMETHING tells me we might see more of Ethan Burke someday! I sure hope so at least. 🧡🌲

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Little Darlings | Melanie Golding
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Another perfect October read!! 🖤
One of the creepiest books I‘ve read all year. I‘m not sure if it‘s because I have a newborn, lots of it takes place in a hospital ands where I was when reading it, or because it‘s just downright nightmarish.. but YIKES!

Alfoster Oh man, I can‘t imagine reading this with a newborn in tow!😳 Scary enough with grandkids!👊 2mo
JoScho I really enjoyed this one too! 2mo
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The Possession | Michael Rutger
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Like Scooby Doo for adults!
The Possession by Michel Rutger is the sequel to my favorite book of last year! The series is called The Anomaly Files.
I enjoyed this read a lot. It took me awhile because I basically only read it at nighttime to add to the spooky vibes! This would make a great October read! I missed the characters so much waiting for this sequel, and now I‘m ready for a 3rd book! Micheal Rutger better be staying busy!! 🖤👻🔮

BookBumming Sorry for the late post! I‘ve been super busy! My baby girl was born a month ago and she had to have heart surgery! 2mo
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The Possession | Michael Rutger
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Like Scooby Doo for adults!
The Possession by Michel Rutger is the sequel to my favorite book of last year! The series is called The Anomaly Files.
I enjoyed this read a lot. It took me awhile because I basically only read it at nighttime to add to the spooky vibes! This would make a great October read! I missed the characters so much waiting for this sequel, and now I‘m ready for a 3rd book! Micheal Rutger better be staying busy!! 🖤👻🔮

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Pines by Blake Crouch is a very engaging and fun read. Lots of suspense and sweating involved. I‘m excited to read the second book in the trilogy (Wayward Pines) so I guess that‘s got to be a good sign!

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June of this year Blake Crouch released his new book Recursion. It was a total mind bender and I loooooved it. So I was totally stoked to find out he actually has a trilogy that revolves a small town in Idaho that is MUCH more than it seems.
I was even more stoked when I realized all 3 books are on Kindle Unlimited FOR FREE. 🤤#kindleunlimited #kindle #ereader #waywardpines

BookBumming Synopsis of the first book “Pines”
Wayward Pines, Idaho, is quintessential small-town America--or so it seems. Secret Service agent Ethan Burke arrives in search of two missing federal agents, yet soon is facing much more than he bargained for. After a violent accident lands him in the hospital, Ethan comes to with no ID and no cell phone. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but sometimes feels...off.
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BookBumming As days pass, Ethan's investigation into his colleagues' disappearance turns up more questions than answers

WHY CAN'T HE MAKE CONTACT WITH HIS FAMILY IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD? WHY DOESN'T ANYONE BELIEVE HE IS WHO HE SAYS HE IS? AND WHAT'S THE PURPOSE OF THE ELECTRIFIED FENCES ENCIRCLING THE TOWN? ARE THEY KEEPING THE RESIDENTS IN? OR SOMETHING ELSE OUT?
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July Wrap Up!
This has been a month of visiting dear old friends and making new friends! Old releases and new releases! I would recommend all 4 of these reads!

In chronological order of date finished!

Lord of the Rings The Return of the King (final book) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Farm by Joanne Ramos 🤰🏽💰🤱🏽

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
🎪✨🖤🎩

The Philosopher‘s War by Tom Miller
(Released in July 2019) (a sequel)
🧚🏼‍♀️🌀💣✈️

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Handsdown the most unique (and magical) perspective of World War 1 I‘ve ever read. Heart racing, heartbreaking, and humorous! Dozens of lovable characters that I quickly became attached to. I absolutely love this series and I‘m so grateful that this sequel was everything I had hoped for. I‘ve never read anything like it! Tom Miller truly has an outstanding imagination with a strong ability to make fantasy feel like fact!

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The Anomaly | Michael Rutger
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IF INDIANA JONES LIVED IN THE X-FILES ERA, HE MIGHT BEAR A STRONG RESEMBLANCE TO NOLAN MOORE — A ROGUE ARCHAEOLOGIST HOSTING A YOUTUBE DOCUMENTARY SERIES DERISIVELY DISMISSED BY THE "REAL" EXPERTS, BUT BELOVED OF CONSPIRACY THEORISTS

BookBumming The Possession synopsis; Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and possession. 🔮👻
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BookBumming Nolan hopes their new case, in a quaint village in the middle of the woods, will prove much more like those he and his team investigated prior to their trip to Kincaid's cavern. (Without merit)

But as the residents accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.”
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kezzlou85 I'm currently reading the Possession. It seems interesting so far. 4mo
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The Possession | Michael Rutger
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My favorite book of 2018.. was actually the first of a new series! “The Anomaly Files”! I‘ve waited a little over a year for book #2 and here it is! Delivered on its release date courtesy of preordering.. The Possession!! I think I‘ll start it ASAP. 🖤 #theanomaly #theanomalyfiles

BookBumming The Possession synopsis; Still recovering from the shocking revelations they uncovered deep in uncharted territory in the Grand Canyon, American myth and legend investigator Nolan Moore and his team take on a new mission, investigating a rumored case of witchcraft and possession. 🔮👻
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BookBumming Nolan hopes their new case, in a quaint village in the middle of the woods, will prove much more like those he and his team investigated prior to their trip to Kincaid's cavern. (Without merit)

But as the residents accounts of strange phenomena add up, Nolan and company begin to suspect something all too real and dangerous may be at play. A force that may not be willing to let them escape the village unscathed.”
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern most certainly lives up to the hype surrounding it. Storytelling is the REAL magic of the world.. and in that case I would consider Morgenstern a true magician. It is very rare to read a novel where each and every character is dynamic as well as throughly INTERESTING but yet.. that‘s exactly the way I feel about the characters I met in this story. REVIEW CONTINUES IN COMMENTS ⚠️⚠️⚠️

BookBumming The strength of her world building is mind blowing! The Night Circus isn‘t just a book, but a breathing piece of art! In November Erin Morgenstern is releasing an unrelated second novel.. “The Starless Sea” and lets just say.. I‘m COUNTING THE DAYS!! Cannot wait to read more from her! 4mo
BookBumming PS If you‘re reading this Erin Morgenstern, I just want to put it out into the universe that I would loooooove to read a prequel or a backstory surrounding A.H. as he is one of the most interesting characters I‘ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. I want to know where he‘s been and who he has impacted!! 😍
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ShelfRighteous I just finished this book and I couldn't agree more. Her writing literally takes to you the circus and it feels like you are there to witness the events yourself. I am looking forward to The Starless Sea as well 🤩❤ 3mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Forgot to post!
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern most certainly lives up to the hype surrounding it. Storytelling is the REAL magic of the world.. and in that case I would consider Morgenstern a true magician. It is very rare to read a novel where each and every character is dynamic as well as throughly INTERESTING but yet.. that‘s exactly the way I feel about the characters I met in this story. REVIEW CONTINUES IN COMMENTS ⚠️⚠️⚠️

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Look who showed up on its release date.. THE PHILOSOPHER‘S WAR!! I‘ve been waiting for an entire year! Thank you Tom Miller for keeping your release dates close. I don‘t know if I could take a longer wait! 😍❤️🧚🏼‍♀️💣

BookBumming Synopsis; The second book in the thrilling series that began with The Philosopher‘s Flight finds Robert Canderelli Weekes as a rookie Rescue and Evacuation flier on the front lines of World War I in France. He came to save lives, but has no idea how far he‘ll have to go to win the war. 4mo
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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So after MANY people including my own mother have recommended The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern to me, I‘m finally getting to it!! An online bookclub I‘m in chose it for July‘s read and I‘m super excited to participate! I‘ve heard nothing but wonderful things about it! I‘m a few chapters in and so far I‘m enjoying it a lot! (I‘m also enjoying my stack of Oreos with milk)
✨🎪🎩🖤

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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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“dystopian/sci-fi” in my opinion, is not truly an accurate genre for this read. The premise of this book is actually not so far fetched from reality. In fact, it seems downright probable and likely to be the norm. As a pregnant woman and mom of a two year old, a lot of the themes tugged at my heartstrings and played on my motherly emotions. It wasn‘t as shocking or bizarre as I thought it would be but it is worth the read!

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“Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”Gandalf 🌋👑
Nothing like visiting dear friends. And that‘s exactly what it‘s like rereading this series. No matter how many times I read this one, I can‘t help but to get swept away in the grandest of adventures. Hate saying goodbye.. so I‘ll just say see ya later.

Bookwomble That's a well-loved book 😊 ❤📖❤ 4mo
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Officially 31 weeks pregnant and doing some road trip reading. I‘ve got 50 pages left of The Farm by Joanne Ramos. Some parts have definitely resonated with me because I‘m a mother myself, AND I‘m currently carrying a child. Couldn‘t have picked this book up at a more perfect time in my life probably. Can‘t wait to see how it ends because believe me, the stakes are high right about now. 😬

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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June Wrap Up📚
SHORT reviews in comments⚠️
It was a great month for reading! Literally everything I consumed was 5 stars, so no complaints there!! 🥰❤️📚
(Reader‘s companion from an instagrammer “Littleinklingsdesign”) 📖

BookBumming The Buried;An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler
(Five star non-Fiction)🇪🇬

The Green Mile by Stephen King
(Five Star, suuuper good)🐹

The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien🌙
(Reread-absolutely wonderful as always)

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne
(Five Star, MUST READ)😈
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BookBumming Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All by Arthur Holland Micheal👀
(Five Star paranoia inducing nonfiction)
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Sounds like a wonderful month of reading, hope July goes just as well. 💖📖💖 5mo
BookBumming @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It truly was a great month! Thank you! Hope July is a good month for reading for you as well!!! 5mo
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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Friday is a perfect day to start a new read. I think I‘m ready to crack open this bizarre dystopian, The Farm by Joanne Ramos! It might be extra outlandish for me seeing as how I‘m currently a little less than 30 weeks pregnant myself.
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Of course it cuts off half the picture. LAME
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BookBumming Nestled in New York‘s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you‘re paid big money to stay here—more than you‘ve ever dreamed of. The catch? 5mo
BookBumming For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else.

Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it
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BookBumming But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she‘ll receive on the delivery of her child. 5mo
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BookBumming Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. 5mo
BookwormM Love the way you are colour coordinated with the cover and congratulations 5mo
BookBumming @BookwormM Thank you SOOOO much: I‘m very excited! 💕 5mo
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You never know when you‘re being watched or listened to. These days it‘s best just to assume you always are.
The song lyrics from a Nirvana song comes to mind;
“Just because you're paranoid
Don't mean they're not after you”

Eyes in the Sky by Arthur Holland Micheal is highly informative, I feel like everyone needs to read it if they get the chance. 👀🔎
Synopsis in the post I made before this one⚠️⚠️⚠️

catiewithac Love this tote! 😍 5mo
BookBumming @catiewithac THANK YOU!! 4mo
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Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All, by Arthur Holland Micheal👁🔎
Second Non-Fiction read of the month.
Eyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's enemies overseas, and how it is now being used to watch us in our own backyards.

Synopsis in comments⚠️ #nonfiction #technology #science #war #surveillance

BookBumming Whereas a regular aerial camera can only capture a small patch of ground at any given time, this system—and its most powerful iteration, Gorgon Stare—allow operators to track thousands of moving targets at once, both forwards and backwards in time, across whole city-sized areas. When fused with big-data analysis techniques, this network can be used to watch everything simultaneously, and perhaps even predict attacks before they happen. 5mo
BookBumming In battle, Gorgon Stare and other systems like it have saved countless lives, but when this technology is deployed over American cities—as it already has been, extensively and largely in secret—it has the potential to become the most nightmarishly powerful visual surveillance system ever built. 5mo
BookBumming While it may well solve serious crimes and even help ease the traffic along your morning commute, it could also enable far more sinister and dangerous intrusions into our lives. This is closed-circuit television on steroids. Facebook in the heavens.  5mo
BookBumming Drawing on extensive access within the Pentagon and in the companies and government labs that developed these devices, Eyes in the Sky reveals how a top-secret team of mad scientists brought Gorgon Stare into existence, how it has come to pose an unprecedented threat to our privacy and freedom, and how we might still capitalize on its great promise while avoiding its many perils. 5mo
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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Five star read! As twisty, action and sci-fi packed as this novel is.. it was actually very touching too. There were parts that really moved me and spoke to my heart. Blake Crouch has a way with words. He takes very complex themes and adds a simplicity to them that makes reading about mind bending concepts feel fun rather than exhausting and daunting. If you‘re looking to EXPERIENCE a book, not just read a book, I‘d recommend Recursion any day. 🧠

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Five star read! As twisty, action and sci-fi packed as this novel is.. it was actually very touching too. There were parts that really moved me and spoke to my heart. Blake Crouch has a way with words. He takes very complex themes and adds a simplicity to them that makes reading about mind bending concepts feel fun rather than exhausting and daunting. If you‘re looking to EXPERIENCE a book, not just read a book, I‘d recommend Recursion any day. 🧠

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Recursion | Blake Crouch
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Recursion by Blake Crouch

I‘m ready to start this newly released Science Fiction. Supposedly it‘s a real brain wrecker! I‘ve only heard amazing things about it!! ⚠️🧠

Synopsis; Memory makes reality. That‘s what New York City cop Barry Sutton is learning as he investigates the devastating phenomenon the media has dubbed False Memory Syndrome—a mysterious affliction that drives its victims mad with memories of a life they never lived.

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BookBumming Neuroscientist Helena Smith already understands the power of memory. It‘s why she‘s dedicated her life to creating a technology that will let us preserve our most precious moments of our pasts. If she succeeds, anyone will be able to re-experience a first kiss, the birth of a child, the final moment with a dying parent.
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BookBumming As Barry searches for the truth, he comes face-to-face with an opponent more terrifying than any disease—a force that attacks not just our minds but the very fabric of the past. And as its effects begin to unmake the world as we know it, only he and Helena, working together, will stand a chance at defeating it.

But how can they make a stand when reality itself is shifting and crumbling all around them?
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Tattooedteacher This is such a crazy brain twister. Not sure how Crouch can get his brain around these concepts not to mention write about them. Bind blowing. 5mo
BookBumming @Tattooedteacher It‘s really good so far! I‘m devouring it!! 5mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne is a Five star read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
One of the most diabolical villains in literature EVER. I‘m just SICK about how all this went down. You‘ve got to pick this book up ASAP! It‘s disgustingly fantastic. 😈
Synopsis is in the comments.⚠️

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Maurice Swift is handsome, charming, and hungry for success. The one thing he doesn't have is talent - but he's not about to let a detail like that stand in his way. After all, a would-be writer can find stories anywhere. They don't need to be his own.
Working as a waiter in a West Berlin hotel in 1988, Maurice engineers the perfect opportunity: a chance encounter with celebrated novelist Erich Ackermann.
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BookBumming He quickly ingratiates himself with the powerful - but desperately lonely - older man, teasing out of Erich a terrible, long-held secret about his activities during the war. Perfect material for Maurice's first novel.
Once Maurice has had a taste of literary fame, he knows he can stop at nothing in pursuit of that high.
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BookBumming Moving from the Amalfi Coast, where he matches wits with Gore Vidal, to Manhattan and London, Maurice hones his talent for deceit and manipulation, preying on the talented and vulnerable in his cold-blooded climb to the top. But the higher he climbs, the further he has to fall.. 5mo
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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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A little visitor came and read with me today. I guess even the smallest creatures know a good book when they see one. (The book is A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne) 🦋📖 #aladdertothesky #readingbuddy #lol #funny #cute

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A Ladder to the Sky | John Boyne
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I thought since June is “Pride Month🏳️‍🌈” I would read a book featuring some gay main characters. The author John Boyne also wrote The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas which makes this read feel promising. The main reason this book caught my interest was the fact that the central character is not truly a protagonist of this story but mostly the antagonist. explanation in the comments. ⚠️

BookBumming Maurice, a fame hungry aspiring writer but essentially a talentless young man, finds a way to climb to the top of the literary world using a A 66 year old virgin novelist, who grew up in Berlin during the rise of Hitler, even wearing a swastika armband along with his friends as a teen and working as a clerk in one of the army headquarter buildings during the war. 5mo
BookBumming I‘m curious to see how this plays out and if Maurice is able to attain AND maintain the notoriety he is desperately seeking.
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Definitely not my first time reading or even my first time rereading The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.. but it is my first time reading this 1971 edition I snagged from a local vintage shop.
I‘m in love with the artwork on this cover.
Stoked to be going on this adventure again.
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teainthelibrary These are some of my favorite editions! Might be time for a reread myself 🤗 5mo
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A book that certainly lives up to all the HYPE..I‘m very grateful that I was only less than 1 year old when the first installments were being released. How could I possibly wait monthly to read each piece? Instead of getting to the conclusion in 6 months, I was able to binge read the book and get closure within days. Although I can see the fun in waiting..I don‘t know how anyone could withstand the suspense that is The Green Mile.

BookBumming So beautifully written. The characters are amazing. If you haven‘t read this book yet, DO IT!!! 5mo
C.Perone I read this, in installments, when it first came out; and ended up really loving the experience 5mo
FlowerFairy I read it in installments when it first came out as well. Was a lot of fun 😁 5mo
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“For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.” -Gandalf 🧙🏻‍♂️

No matter how many times I read this gem 💎 I‘m always thoroughly thrilled. It‘s an adventure I could take part in a million times. Can‘t wait to read the last book again. Even knowing how it ends by heart the quest has not been finished yet. Cheers to timeless tales.

teainthelibrary This is perhaps my favorite series to reread - I find something new each time. 5mo
BookBumming My favorite series to reread. But starting with The Hobbit as that‘s my actual all time favorite book. Always something new to treasure especially reading it at different ages or points in my life.❤️ 5mo
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Interestingly enough this novel, set in a Depression-era Southern prison‘s death row, was released in several serial installments.
The first installment, titled The Two Dead Girls was released in March of 1996, with one installment a month published through the final installment, Coffey on the Mile, which was released in August of the same year. Every single installment ended up on the New York Times best seller list. #stephenking #thegreenmile

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I am a smarter person after reading The Buried An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler. 🇪🇬 Full review in the comments⚠️
This is such an informative and insightful book about not only the politics of today‘s Egypt but also Egypt‘s, cultural and religious customs, family relations, and REAL people Peter and his family got to know while living there.

BookBumming The archeology on top of all that was just a bonus. I loved all of this book, but I especially enjoyed learning about the everyday life of regular people in a place SO different than America. Peter Hessler gave a voice to the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 and its aftermath that I never would have understood if not for reading this book.
So thankful I picked it up despite how intimidating it was!
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Severnmeadows I‘ve loved all his books- I‘m going to get this now 😊 5mo
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My best friend and a good book. Who could ask for anything more? 🌻📖💕

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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer is a very steamy historical fiction that centers around the relationship of two real life photographers and their time in Paris during the 30s. It took me awhile to get into this read, but once I researched the people and their works I got very invested! (Famous picture of Lee Miller in Hitler‘s bathtub)

BookBumming They are some very talented artists for sure. I felt that this was a fairly shallow way to tell their story. But perhaps their story is just that. Shallow! There is a lot more to Lee Miller than her affair with Man Ray. She was a war correspondent for World War II for goodness sake! But that was only lightly touched upon. 6mo
BookBumming Despite that fact I found myself throughly enjoying the drama and passion of this novel. I was constantly looking up new artists from the era that I‘ve never heard of and it was kinda awesome. I learned a lot reading this, and now I want to know more about these people. 6mo
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I‘ve been craving a non fiction read! Good thing I‘m starting my May Book of the Month! It‘s called, The Buried An Archaeology of the Egyptian Revolution by Peter Hessler. I can already tell how informative it‘s going to be. I‘m a sucker for a book with maps. 🗺

Sydsavvy It was so good! 6mo
BookBumming @Sydsavvy a little more than halfway through it and it‘s been suuuuch an informative read! I love it! 6mo
Sydsavvy @BookBumming I‘m so glad! It‘s like: 🙇🏻‍♀️ who knew I could care so much?! 6mo
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A great adventure never gets old no matter how many times you‘ve been on it.
I read The fellowship of the Ring in March so no; I‘m not going from The Hobbit to The Two Towers.. lol I just really wanted to read The Hobbit again before starting #2 in #LOTR #lordoftherings #thetwotowers #hobbits #ent #wizard #adventure #fantasy #quest #jrrtolkien #dwarves #war #elves #fantasy #middlearth #classic

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Forgot to post this!
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is my favorite book. This was my 17th time reading it. Except this time I had the absolute pleasure of listening to the audible version narrated by Rob Inglis.. he was just OUTSTANDING. He provided different voices for all of the characters and creatures as well as sang the dozens of songs so vibrantly. It really made the entire experience that much more special. I never wanted it to end!! 🐲⛰💎😭

BookBumming “There it is: dwarves are not heroes, but calculating folk with a great idea of the value of money; some are tricky and treacherous and pretty bad lots; some are not, but are decent enough people like Thorin and Company, if you don‘t expect too much...” 6mo
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The Farm: A Novel | Joanne Ramos
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This pregnant Mama is delighted. A newly released novel and some super cute Mother‘s Day cupcakes plus chocolate milk!
This novel is fits well into the theme of Mother‘s Day AND being pregnant! The Farm by Joanne Ramos sounds kinda insane. It‘s about a Farm for down and out pregnant women having babies for the wealthy.
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Synopsis in the comments! #happymothersday #motherhood #pregnancy #pregnant #mothersday #mother #mom #dystopia #scifi

BookBumming Gripping, provocative, heartbreaking, The Farm pushes to the extremes our thinking on motherhood, money, and merit and raises crucial questions about the trade-offs women will make to fortify their futures and the futures of those they love. 6mo
BookBumming Synopsis; Nestled in New York‘s Hudson Valley is a luxury retreat boasting every amenity: organic meals, personal fitness trainers, daily massages—and all of it for free. In fact, you‘re paid big money to stay here—more than you‘ve ever dreamed of. The catch? 6mo
BookBumming For nine months, you cannot leave the grounds, your movements are monitored, and you are cut off from your former life while you dedicate yourself to the task of producing the perfect baby. For someone else. 6mo
BookBumming Jane, an immigrant from the Philippines, is in desperate search of a better future when she commits to being a “Host” at Golden Oaks—or the Farm, as residents call it. But now pregnant, fragile, consumed with worry for her family, Jane is determined to reconnect with her life outside. Yet she cannot leave the Farm or she will lose the life-changing fee she‘ll receive on the delivery of her child. 6mo
TheEllieMo Sounds like a really interesting book! 6mo
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Apparently one of my favorite reads from last year is on sale on amazon‘s kindle and iBooks today for $2.99! Check it out! You won‘t regret it! Very creepy and suspenseful Scandi-Noir! 😱⛈
I‘ll posh my review in the comments! #scandi #noir #kindle #ibooks #digitalbooks #mystery #thriller #crime #creepy #Scandinavian #norway

BookBumming Five star read! Scandi Noir novel, The Boy At The Door by Alex Dahl.
I think being a parent made this book a little more horrifying than I may have found it if I didn‘t have a child. The main narrator (the story is told from 3 different perspectives) is extremely unlikeable and painfully unreliable..which only adds to the suspense and thrill of it all!!
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BookBumming Alex Dahl being born in Oslo, the capital of Norway, has surely given her a knack for painting a stunning Scandinavian backdrop. After finishing the novel I feel like Alex Dahl truly took me to the places that her characters went whether I wanted to be there or not.
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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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"I kill where I wish and none dare resist. I laid low the warriors of old and their like is not in the world today. Then I was but young and tender. Now I am old and strong, strong strong." #Smaug ??
#dragon #dragons #thehobbit #meme #bookmemes #lol #funny #jrrtolkien #lotr #lordoftherings #adventure #fantasy #quest #treasure #tolkien

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What‘s your most often reread book? I‘ve read it 16 times. It‘s my very favoritebook. However, believeitornot, I‘ve never listened to the audiobook! This will be my 1st time. So far I‘m in love with the way Rob Inglis does each character and creature in unique voices. Audiobooks are life savers when you‘re cooking and cleaning. Tonight I enjoyed my favorite book while cooking dinner next to the mural that my favorite artist painted in my kitchen!!

BookBumming I apologize about the grammar and spacing. The character limit really puts a damper on my thoughts. *eye roll* 7mo
BookBumming Oh and the artist happens to be my sister in law. 💘 7mo
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The Age of Light: A Novel | Whitney Scharer
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21 week baby bump.. featuring my newest romantic read and my little bff playing in her sand box in the background. ❤️

The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer
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She went to Paris to start over, to make art instead of being made into it.. "I'd rather take a photograph than be one," she declares after she arrives in Paris in 1929, where she soon catches the eye of the famous Surrealist Man Ray.

MoonWitch94 Sounds like a good read! Your bump is too cute, btw ☺️ 7mo
BookBumming It‘s interesting! Thank you so much!!! 💘😭 7mo
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Mockingjay | Suzzane Collins
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Well I‘ve finished Mockingjay.. the final book in The Hunger Games series. It was a very emotional and suspenseful read! I‘m mad about some of the stuff that happened.. but that‘s always a good sign. It means I formed attachments to characters because they were so well written. It‘s so twisted that it could actually happen. I‘ve said it before, and I‘ll say it again.. ⚠️⚠️continues in the comments⚠️⚠️

BookBumming Suzanne Collins did a masterful job at world building. I‘m a big fan of dystopians and this now falls into my favorites. I‘m happy with the ending. I feel like it gave me the closure I needed with this series. 💙
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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There is so much to say about this southern gothic novel.. and yet I can‘t find the words. I truly felt like I was on this family‘s journey the whole way rather than an observer. The dark humor won me over right away, the dictation challenged me in the best ways and the scenery descriptions didn‘t leave out any of the 5 senses.. I feel like a more well rounded reader after finishing this story. ⚠️Remainder of the review is in the comments⚠️

BookBumming I already miss certain characters and want to know what ever becomes of them.. Cash, Darl, Vernon, Cora, even Dewey Dell and Mrs.Bundren the 2nd. If you get the chance to read this novel, take it. It is simultaneously beautiful, horrific and hilarious. 7mo
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