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Bookishgal71

Bookishgal71

Joined June 2017

Wife of 17 years, mom to two gorgeous girls, teacher, bookworm. “You don't read books, you say? I'm sorry. We cannot ever be friends...”
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Giveaway | Tod Goldberg
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@Rachel.Rencher is hosting the cutest Valentine giveaway! Check it out! #bookishcouplevalentine

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The Dutch House | Ann Patchett
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I listened to this upon recommendation from a FB reading group. I‘m so glad I did. It is narrated by Tom Hanks, who was the perfect choice for this novel. I‘ll definitely read another Patchett book, too. It is a novel of three generations of a family living in a house that is somehow another character in the book. Just kind of moseys along like a wandering stream - sad in places. Strong sibling vibes.

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The Last Flight | Julie Clark
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I read this as part of #GroupM for #LMPBC. I love this club because I read things I otherwise would not have picked up. Suspenseful story with two female protagonists - each on their own journey of escape and rising from bad circumstances. @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks @HufflepuffGirl90 @suvata @TheBookHippie

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Hissy Fit | Mary Kay Andrews
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Mary Kay Andrews writes light-hearted, romantic chick lit. I happen to like it. This one had me both laughing and crying.

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Great book about a woman ahead of her time. I have a coxswain in the family, so the crew/rowing references tickled me. Female scientist, single mom, tv star on a cooking show, she‘s got lots of guts abs, luckily, so does her little girl. Oh, and there‘s a genius dog, too.

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Year in Review | United States International Trade Commission
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Not my most stellar reading year but we still have a week, right?!?

julesG You might read another book or two in the next ten days. 1mo
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Sign Here | Claudia Lux
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Just finished reading this for #LMPBC. Dark and humorous - Hell is basically a corporation where you will never meet the CEO but you will spend an eternity trying to claw your way up the ladder. Surprisingly touching sometimes but it did leave me with questions. On to you, @BeckyWithTheGoodBooks

#GroupM @HufflepuffGirl90 @TheBookHippie

BeckyWithTheGoodBooks I‘m looking forward to reading this! 2mo
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Sign Here | Claudia Lux
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Let‘s goooooo, #GroupM! I‘m so excited! #LMPBC #bookofthemonthgroup

HufflepuffGirl90 Wooooo!!!! 3mo
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A Walk to Remember | Nicholas Sparks
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Oh man. I did not actually think I would cry. One of Sparks‘ earlier books, and a bit heavy on the religious stuff for me, but I still liked it! I‘m going to read Message in a Bottle next.

RamsFan1963 I've only read two Sparks novels, this and The Notebook. Both of them made me tear up, probably why I don't read more of his stuff. 3mo
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Happy Halloween! | Melissa Lagonegro
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Happy Halloween, everybody! For the #scarathlon2022, I earned 2,075 points this week. This was totally fun! Happy haunting! #TeamMonsterMash

StayCurious great job!! 3mo
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Go Hunt Me | Kelly Devos
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I read this for #TeamMonsterMash and #scarathlon2022. Glad I read it but not one I would normally pick up. I think they‘d do fine with about two fewer characters to keep track of. There is a twist at the end.

StayCurious did you figure out the twist in advance? 3mo
Bookishgal71 I thought there was a twist, but I did not see this one coming. Did you?
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StayCurious @Bookishgal71 yes and I was so proud of myself hahah 3mo
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The Cherry Robbers | Sarai Walker
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A ghost story based loosely on the life of Sarah Winchester. As a lover of all things haunted, I‘ve always wanted to go stand in the Winchester house and see if I could “feel” anything. Anyway, worth the read and definitely fits my #scarathlon2022 genre.

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Two orange books for the #scarathlon2022 picture prompt. @StayCurious

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Crucible | Arthur Miller
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I‘m reading this alongside my daughter for her AP Language class. It‘s not my favorite. But it goes along nicely with #TeamMonsterMash and the #Scarathlon2022. LOTS of word search words. Also, it is orange and today is the 18th, so I‘m stacking points on this one!. @StayCurious

TEArificbooks I am reading this one too with my son‘s AP lit class. 3mo
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Accumulated 2,066 pts this week for #Scarathlon2022 #TeamMonsterMash! Watched some movies. Finished a book and crossed some items off my bucket list! @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious great job! 3mo
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I‘m a BIG fan of Jenny Lawson. She literally makes me laugh out loud. This is a super cute, quick read. Perfect for Halloween lovers!

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Ready, Set, Play! | Scholastic
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It‘s time for round 16 of #LMPBC! I‘ve started Group M for any BOTM club books. Want to join me? See @suvata for details. Lots of choices for groups there!

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This YA novel is written, alternately, from each sister‘s point of view. “One” is seemingly normal, but bears the weight of caring for her overwrought mother and two sisters. “Two” is autistic, and the town librarian. “Three” is confined to a wheelchair and cannot speak, but yearns for the love of a boy. These teens set out to change things in their small town when the factory that destroyed so many lives all those years ago is reopening.

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Go Hunt Me | Kelly Devos
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Well, this is the best I have ever done - I just hope I can keep it up. I have amassed 4,003 points this week for #TeamMonsterMash #Scarathlon2022. I read a lot, watched Dahmer and Supernatural for days, played the word search game every time I picked up a book and posted my bucket lists. On to next week! @staycurious @clwojick

Clwojick You did great! Way to go! ☠ 4mo
StayCurious Amazing job! 4mo
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StayCurious Wow excellent! 4mo
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My Scarathlon bucket list. 👻👻👻💀 @StayCurious #teammonstermash #scarathlon2022 @Clwojick

StayCurious I love your list! 4mo
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The Monsters' Monster | Patrick McDonnell
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You can‘t see the whole thing but here is part of my Watch List for #scarathlon2022

#TeamMonsterMash
@StayCurious @Clwojick

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Monster Mash | David Catrow
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Here is my TBR for October! I‘m a slow reader so this is lofty for me. Lol! #teammonstermash #scarathlon2022 @StayCurious @Clwojick

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We Are the Brennans | Tracey Lange
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This is a great story of a large Irish family and the personal drama they each face. Character development is fairly strong. Romance, heartbreak, siblings, Irish pubs…who could ask for more?

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Hazel's Phantasmagoria | Leander Deeny
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Congrats @Hazel2019 on 25K! Thanks for hosting such a generous giveaway!! #hazel201925K

SilversReviews Congrats!! 7mo
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I like Jenny Lawson. She‘s my kind of people - not quite right, but totally acceptable. This is a funny glimpse into the sometimes tragic workings of an unsettled and hilarious mind.

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HEX | Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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I like scary books! This one, which I listened to on Audible, might be better read on the page. There are some creepy moments to be sure. Interesting twist at the end! I love the witch, wrapped in chains with her eyes and mouth stitched shut. Just make sure she doesn‘t get loose…

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I would not have read this on my own but my Goodreads book club has it on their list. John Green weighs in on seemingly random subjects, from Canadian geese to Icelandic hotdogs.

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Prisoner B-3087 | Alan Gratz, Jack Gruener, Ruth Gruener
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I read this alongside my 7th grader for her English class. It‘s based on the true story of Jack Gruener, a Jewish boy who survived multiple concentration camps. Quick read and super engaging. Great for ages 12-112!

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I‘m so sorry. I could not find anything redeeming about the characters in this story. These are four people, three of whom are lackluster, existing in lackluster romances with each other. It‘s obvious that they settled and I just wanted to scream at them to get on with their lives. #goodreadschoiceawardsbookclub

sprainedbrain I have to know… which character did you think was not lackluster? 8mo
Bookishgal71 @sprainedbrain Alice was the character I found most likable, in that she‘s the one I was least irritated by, followed closely by Simon. Have you read it? Did you like it? 8mo
sprainedbrain Yes, I listened to the audiobook and I suspect that‘s why I liked it so much more than many of the reviews I‘ve seen. I also love the way Sally Rooney writes, though this is my least favorite of her books. I also liked Alice the best… she could do much better in her choice of partners. 😬 8mo
Bookishgal71 Agreed! Next book of hers, I‘ll listen instead of paper read. Just kind of felt like I was spying on an ordinary conversation. 8mo
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This book is reminiscent of When Harry Met Sally, which Emily Henry refers to in her readers guide. Perfect read going into summer!

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I was hesitant to read this, as I felt that perhaps Rick Riordan was going the way of other too-oft-published authors (replacing quality with quantity). I‘m so glad I read it, as this is NOT the case! This is funny, heartbreaking, adventurous and engaging. I laughed out loud at some of the sarcastic remarks sprinkled throughout. It seems as if it could be the beginning of a series, too. Great for ages 10-110!

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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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This is a fantastic book about Daunis, a Native American Nancy Drew, and her great adventure.
It‘s got romance, sports, suspense and drama. It made me angry, tearful, shocked and hopeful. A great novel by a diverse author. Great for ages 16-109! #youngadult Warning: sexual assault

shanaqui Ooh, this sounds promising, thanks for the review! 9mo
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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1. Firekeeper‘s Daughter and People We Meet on Vacation
2. Audio books! Currently listening to Hex
3. Just finished The Silent Patient

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The Duke And I | Julia Quinn
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When Bridgerton came out, I decided to read the series. The general storyline has similarity but the books have the luxury of focusing on one couple per novel. A lighthearted romance.

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I cannot remember why I read this - perhaps a Reese recommendation or maybe from Goodreads but it just never grabbed me. That said, it is a collection of slightly creepy short stories with a South American flavor.

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I read this to see what the manga hype is all about. This is a clean one - no sexuality or graphic violence. Appropriate for young teens and older. Story of an orphanage that has sinister roots…

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I read this because my teenage daughter is reading the series and I just wanted to be sure it is ok for her. This is a clean series (no sex, no skimpy clothes or overt sexuality). There is some violence, hence the title. Honestly, I‘ll read the second one because it‘s pretty good!!

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Night Shift | Stephen King
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I‘m glad I re-read this one. I can see connections to some of his other works (Salem‘s Lot for one). With my attention span, I do better with short stories sometimes. I‘m working my way through King‘s works - according to my list from #losersclub, The Stand is next. Not such a short story, that one…

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I would have liked for this to be more about how she became a star, but it is meant to be a love story. Quite the twist at the end. Heartbreaking and romantic. Kinda love it and kinda hate it.

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Nine Women, One Dress | Jane L. Rosen
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A book of serendipitous events, all somehow influenced by one fabulous dress.

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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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This is a gorgeous book. The art is stunning and it is definitely one for mythology fans. Hades and Persephone‘s story told in modern times.

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Rent-A-Girlfriend 1 | Reiji Miyajima
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This is…erm…mature anime. Do not suggest for minors. Still, an interesting storyline. Could be a cute rom-com if the sex scenes were omitted.

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Super cute holiday romance. Feel good contemporary love story about two people who met at Jewish summer camp as kids and became enemies. Reacquainted as adults and hilarity ensues.

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The Holiday Swap | Maggie Knox
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Cute, clean holiday read. It‘s like a Hallmark movie in book form. Twins switch places and careers for a bit. Cute.

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The Shining | Stephen King
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I‘m not a fast reader, but the #losersclub has inspired me to read King in order. I seem to recall that there is more to Danny and Hallorann than just this story, right? Next up, The Night Shift.

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This book is magical! This is up there with Harry Potter (the first one). Top five books of all time for me. I cried…twice. This has earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf. Love!

Smrloomis I loved this one too! 😊 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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Next year, my goal is 10,000 pages. 😬😁📚🤞🏻🤓📖

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Radium Girl: Stories | Sofi Papamarko
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Thank you @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego for the amazing gifts!! I love everything: the bath bomb, Dutch waffle cookies, THREE books!, washi tape and chocolates! I am so spoiled! Cute card and wrapping paper, too! Love, love, love! #bestof2021swap Thank you @candority for organizing an amazing swap!

TheKidUpstairs Yay for Radium Girl! @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego that was one of my faves this year as well. @Bookishgal71 I hope you enjoy it too! 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Glad you like it. All the best in 2022. 🥂 13mo
candority I love that bath bomb! 💀 13mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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1. Driving from Los Angeles to Toronto - just me at the wheel and my kids in the back. International move! Both my achievement and my challenge.
2. House of Earth and Blood, hands down.
3. Moving back to Cali and COVID calming waaaay down - this may involve too much common sense to actually happen.

wanderinglynn Driving cross country by yourself with your kids is a lot. Congrats on the successful move! 👏🏻🎉 13mo
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