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BookDadGirlDad

Joined July 2021

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BookDadGirlDad
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It has been a while since we have visited our favorite flea market #usedbookstore. I found 2 for my #tbr. The tagged and Moon Shot. I really need to start The land of Stories series. Lois Lowry is a big yes for us. Felt good to go out and just be in the bookstore.

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I GOT OUR BOOKSTAMP TODAY!!! (Yes. I used all caps. I'm excited!!!)

RaeLovesToRead Nice... I'd never thought to get a bookstamp before but this is the second one I've seen and now I have bookstamp-envy! 4d
BookDadGirlDad @RaeLovesToRead You probably saw the same post I did by @SRWCF. I ordered mine right after seeing hers 4d
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RaeLovesToRead That's the one! Litsy is always giving me new ideas for things I need to purchase! 😄 4d
BookDadGirlDad @RaeLovesToRead Right? Litsy is expensive!!! 4d
SRWCF You did it! LOOK HOW EXCITED I AM FOR YOU!!! 👏👏👏 4d
5feet.of.fury Awesome! 3d
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Who doesn't love #bookmail? Now, where on the TBR does it go? I tend to put new books on top. Seems I shelve books and look at them 2,3, or 6 months later thinking, "Oh, why haven't I read that yet?" Then it hits me: I like the shiny new object.????

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This is my #bookspin for January. This one will require brain work and a highlighter.

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Pickpick

This wasn't what I was expecting. It was better. I was encouraged to continue on my faith path and embrace the Messiah more in his Jewish context than I have been. Not a deeply theological treatise, but an inspirational recalling of the move of God winessesed in and through Paul Wilbur. The modern western church has made a Gentile Jesus and disregarded his Jewishness and the Jews themselves. That needs corrected. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1w
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Welcome | Barroux

I'm not sure how to welcoming works on here, but I wanted y'all to extend a warm Litsy welcome to @emilayne. I work with her and have recently found out she is quite the bibliophile.

TheKidUpstairs Welcome @Emilayne 🎉🎉 Hope you like it here! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 2w
SRWCF Welcome, welcome! I am a newbie, too! 2w
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tokorowilliamwallace Welcome, @emilayne! I'm trying to get someone I am connected with on Instagram to join, too! It'll be neat to see which challenges you're interested in throughout the year. 2w
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This is my January #doublespin. My brain isn't ready for the #bookspin selection yet...😁 I'm hoping this will Prime the pump to delve into the next read.

tokorowilliamwallace I've got a similar book on Jewish social life in the first century (A.D. and B.C., Author but not book is tagged) I found thrifting at the local resale charity shop I considering reading soon (just discovering my dad is now going for his third postgraduate degree and seeing reviews of contemporary ANE historical studies and textual criticism of such milieu on Goodreads). It's been a while since I've done this kind of regular reading! 2w
BookDadGirlDad @tokorowilliamwallace I think that would be an interesting book to have on the shelf. The historical context of the time is more relevant to understanding the Scripture than most people pause to consider. The Hebraic and rabbinical mindset is far different than the Western. More confusion 2w
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The Mediterranean Caper | Clive Cussler
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Pickpick

This was a fun book. I typically shun what I assume is formulaic writing. The characters were well fleshed out for me and the plot was good. I figured out one part rather easily, but I believe the author planned it that way. I will definitely keep more of Cussler's books on my shelf. They provide a nice refresher after more difficult reads.

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Upping my goal

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I may need to up my goal. I'll take it. Just over 1 book per week average

Texreader Whoohoo!! 2w
Ladygodiva7 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
andrew61 Brilliant 👏 2w
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Ruthiella Well done! 2w
wanderinglynn Congrats! 🎉👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
Reggie Great Job! 2w
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The Mediterranean Caper | Clive Cussler
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Going to get a head start for January's #bookspin and #doublespin....I think.

SRWCF That's a good one! 3w
BookDadGirlDad @SRWCF I've never read his books. Really, not a one. I need some adventure reading to relax my brain. 3w
SRWCF @BookDadGirlDad I read a lot of his stuff years ago. They are easy reads with great 1970's protagonists! They just don't write them like this anymore. 3w
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Mehso-so

I can't say pick nor can I say pan. I think it is necessary for people to read this style of book. I find that there are a few things I can agree with the authors on. Very few. The rest is terrible, eisegetic drivel. The authors blatantly disregard the Old Testament in establishing their beliefs. Everything we see today in "church" is pagan in origin. Seriously. Tithe? Pagan. Buildings? Pagan. This is the theology that damages.

BookDadGirlDad The authors talk of proof-texting. They decry the practice. Yet, this book is rife with it. They make the Messiah hypocritical and ignore what He practiced and taught. I read this to see what I hoped would be a light in the darkness of modern Christianity. It is not. It is not. 3w
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My #bookspin for January. New year. Wow. I need to concentrate on knocking out the "I really need to read this" TBR and get some unlisted chunksters read.

BOOKSONTHEMIND7302 You are not alone in narrowing down the “must read“ list
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TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
tokorowilliamwallace Yay, for chunksters! 2w
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So many new choices. I'll start with this one. The stats will be solid with George Barna involved

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#bookhaul today. Finally got Inheritance by Paolini. Problem: I have yet to read 2 and 3. #booknerdproblems The Vines is reference. The rest....apologetics and research works.

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I was struggling through this one. I was ready to give it up which is rare for me. Then it took off and sucked me right in. I was on a headlong ride and enjoying it. I'm not sure what genre this one fits in. It is a different style altogether. The first third or so seems to drag, but it quickly consumes you beyond that. I was glad I stuck with it. This was my December #bookspin. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3w
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The Wild Things | Dave Eggers
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My wife has a facebook bookseller from whom we've bought A LOT of books. The Wild Things was one my wife asked me about. I have one other Eggers book and told her to buy it at $4. It sat on our shelf waiting to be cleaned and logged in to librarything. Lo and behold....SIGNED COPY!!!! I love it when that happens. #signedcopy #usedbooksrule #noiwontsellittoyou

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12 days in and I haven't read either my bookspin or doublespin. 😳😳 This is my #bookspin for December. Let's get reading.

wanderinglynn I haven‘t picked up mine either! 😆 1mo
BookDadGirlDad @wanderinglynn I was wondering going into December if I could carry my bingo streak forward. Let's say....hahahahahaha...no. 1mo
wanderinglynn I gave up on bingo a few months ago. Maybe I‘ll try again in January. But for now, I‘m just hoping to get my bookspin book read by the end of the month. 😉 1mo
MeganAnn I really loved this book if that helps! 😊❤️ 1mo
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An excellent book. I found it challenging and insightful. How much does modern Christianity miss and misinterpret by ignoring or not understanding the Jewish context of the Scriptures? While I don't agree with a couple of the author's conclusions (Acts 15 for example), I find his expertise and clarity of explanation beneficial to my understanding of Scripture. Eye opening read.

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Been in my Kindle TBR. I'm ready to learn and be challenged.

Suet624 Sounds really interesting. 1mo
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Memory Man | David Baldacci
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I've been tentative about authors who seem to crank novels like a machine. I loathe formulaic writing. This was my intro to Baldacci. I was impressed! The character development was great. Amos Decker was believable and well fleshed out. The plot kept me wondering and turning the pages. I look forward to the next book and how Amos develops further. 5 🌟

SolaRaynor I loved this book. 1mo
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My oldest wanted this for our next read aloud. #readtoyourkids #readaloud

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Scrivener For Dummies | Gwen Hernandez
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@wanderinglynn @Awk_Word_Smith Progress. I don't type fast. This is somewhat addicting....

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Way to go! 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith It is so very addictive! Like ☕️ 2mo
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Memory Man | David Baldacci
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It's on my December #bookspinbingo. I'll take the jumpstart. Interestingly enough, I've had books started prior to the next month's drawing come up as #bookspin or #doublespin 2 or 3 times.

SolaRaynor I really enjoyed this book. 2mo
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Solid 4 🌟 for me. This had a few twists and turns I wasn't expecting. The pace was quick and driving. The short sentence structure actually enhanced the Reacher character in my opinion. I did figure out one of the major players quickly but not what they were up to. Reacher is a solid character. This is a fun, take a break from the heavier reading, book. I'll be sprinkling more of these in my reading.

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@TheAromaofBooks My #bookspinbingo list for December. (Yes...I misspelled a word in #14...😳😳) A lot of repeats from previous months.

melissajayne Oooh, Snow Falling on Cedars is an excellent book. 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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I still have 3 more sections to outline, but I figured I'd get some words on the page. @wanderinglynn @Awk_Word_Smith It's strange, wonderful, and invigorating to see a small kernel of an idea explode as I was outlining.

wanderinglynn Awesome! You have definitely dived right in. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Awk_Word_Smith That creative burst always feels amazing 2mo
SolaRaynor Yay!!! 2mo
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Scrivener For Dummies | Gwen Hernandez
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So, @wanderinglynn and @Awk_Word_Smith , I downloaded a trial of Scrivener. Outlining/corkboarding a non-fiction. #writebooks #readerauthorwannabe #countingwords

Awk_Word_Smith Congrats! This is fantastic news! 2mo
wanderinglynn I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 2mo
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The votes are in. @Susanita and @RaeLovesToRead unanimously voted for me to read this. Thank you ladies. My list of who to blame if I don't like it or who cost me money to get more of the books if I do consists of you two!!😁😁😁 Thanks for playing!

RaeLovesToRead Hope you like it! 😄 2mo
aperfectmjk Let me know how it turns out. I just picked this up myself, so I'm in the same position. 2mo
Blaire I love these books. Go to for airplane reads or breaking out of a reading slump. 2mo
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5 ? See what I did there? No? You should read this book to find out. The backdrop of the book is the "current" war between Westinghouse and Edison along with who invented the light bulb. A very "enlightening" historical fiction novel about the men who brought about our electrical system as we know it and the young lawyer in the middle of it. This book.was an attention grabbing, page turner of a read. Fantastic!!! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2mo
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My TBR is quite long and I should probably pick one off there, but I just bought quite a few books from these authors. They must be read. Know what I mean? 😁😁 So, dear littens, help me out. VOTE FOR WHICH I SHOULD READ FIRST! I know any will be a good start to enjoying these authors! VOTE!!

Susanita I vote for Lee Child. 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Killing Floor was kinda fun 😄 2mo
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Memory Man | David Baldacci
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Decided to add some "adventure" to my reading. Paid more per book than I like, but when you drive 45 minutes because they boast 200000 books in store, you bite the bullet. #usedbookstores #buyallthebooks #badpuns

Andrew65 Great stack of books, worth every penny / cent. 2mo
BookDadGirlDad @Andrew65 I hope so. You don't sell the books these guys have if they are garbage. I figure these Baldacci, Child, and Cussler would be good additions to my TBR. 2mo
Andrew65 Read all the Baldacci books and they are excellent. Love Cussler too. 2mo
SolaRaynor I absolutely love the “Memory Man“ series! 2mo
Bklover I love Clive Cussler books! 2mo
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Last Days of Night | Graham Moore
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On to my #bookspin for November. This has been on the TBR for a bit.

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The Book of Heroes | Miyuki Miyabe
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I had high hopes for this book. I really wanted to like it. While I liked the MCs, the philosophy became confusing and muddled a perfectly engaging plot. It was hard to follow at times. Maybe it wasn't the right book at the right time for me. #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 2mo
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On vacay this week. Had to hit up a familiar thrift store where we typically get good books. Have I ever read a Lee Child? No. At 50 cents each, I've just become a Lee Child fan.😁😁 #bookhaul #thriftstorebookhaul #thrifty #everexpandingTBR

EvieBee Lol!! Too funny. I know exactly what you mean. 2mo
Cathythoughts 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
ShelleyBooksie Lee Child is an excellent author. Enjoy! 2mo
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The Book of Heroes | Miyuki Miyabe
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Starting November with my #doublespin. Apparently, the author is quite popular in Japan.

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The Book of Heroes | Miyuki Miyabe
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My November #bookspin and #doublespin. Last Days has been on my TBR for a bit. The tagged book has spent less time on the TBR but may win out to read first. I managed to hold off 24 hrs after finishing my last book for #bookspinbingo to hit. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!!! 3mo
eeclayton I loved The Last Days of Night ☺️ I hope you'll enjoy it, too! 3mo
BookDadGirlDad @eeclayton It certainly looks intriguing!!! 3mo
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This was a much needed read for me. McKee brilliantly and simply lays out the case for modern Torah observance and provides ample rebuttal against common objections. He makes a call to engaged detractors first based on commonality and love and then fruitful discussion can be had on differences. If you are wondering about this "Messianic movement", this would be an excellent book to read.?????

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Been there. But, by grace, forgive and move on.

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Just finished reading this with my now 8 year old. This is rhe final book in this series. I found the continuation of the line of Wendy's descendants to the island fun and intriguing. Tink, of course, plays a major role with occasional appearances by Peter. This was a fun read made better by reading it aloud to my daughter.

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My November #bookspinbingo list. Vacation in November followed up by eating way too much turkey and all the fixings. Will I continue my bingo streak? @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Thanksgiving is actually my favorite holiday. Good luck!!! 3mo
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I do believe this will be a slower read. I have a feeling highlighter and pens will be used on the pages of this book.

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And that's a bingo this month!! 2 months in a row. #bookspinbingo

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Pickpick

I cannot even begin to tell you how much I LOVED this book. ❤❤❤❤❤ Forget star ratings. 5 hearts. This book is so sweet. It hits all the feels. It made me happy, sad, and even righteously angry. The backdrop of the circus sideshow highlights the themes of being accepted for who you are, love, freedom, and true friendship. This is her best book yet and one you should absolutely read. Buy it. Now.

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I've been working my way to this one. I happen to know Kelli and have thoroughly enjoyed her other 2 books. #tbr #namedropping #bookspinbingo

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Departure | A. G. Riddle
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This is one of those "I can't put it down" books. The book started in an adrenaline rush and continued all the way through. This was the thrilling roller coaster we all like to ride: Fast with plenty of twists and turns. I knocked this out in 2 days (a superhuman feat with 3 girls under 8). Well worth the time investment. #tbr #bookspinbingo

Suet624 I don‘t usually read this kind of story, but you have me curious. Stacked! 3mo
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Departure | A. G. Riddle
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Clearing out the #TBR for #bookspinbingo. This looks very interesting and seems well rated by my fellow littens.

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Torah Rediscovered: 5th Edition, Revised | Ariel and D'vorah Berkowitz
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This was a re-read for me. This book points out the importance of Torah in the life of any believer. It contradicts the anti-Torah teaching of the modern church and corrects much misinterpretation of Paul. It is excellently and clearly written. It is not a deep, scholarly tome, but one of simplicity written from the desire to the whole of Scripture honored and obeyed.

mandarchy Thanks for a great review. I need to get this for my dad. He loves reading scripture and talking about it, but he draws the line at organized religion. This looks like a book he would enjoy. 3mo
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Tiger Moon | Antonia Michaelis
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Went to the flea market hoping to find diffusers. We didn't. Did find these, though. The Siddur and Torah commentary were $$$. All the books standing except 2 are Patricia Polacco. Right stack is all me.

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Torah Rediscovered: 5th Edition, Revised | Ariel and D'vorah Berkowitz
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This will be a much needed re-read. Very informative and eye opening.