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Bookishgal71

Bookishgal71

Joined June 2017

Wife of 15 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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Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt
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Oh my goodness! This was so fast and SO PERFECT!!! Thank you @ShelleyBooksie for the book and chocolate. I was just thinking about this book yesterday, wishing I had it for the two weeks off of school. And now I do!!! You are the best! I‘m off to hide my chocolate from the children… @MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflodswap

Ruthiella I loved this book when I first read it! 4d
ShelleyBooksie Yay!!! 3d
ShelleyBooksie So glad that you like them! Happy reading ♡ 3d
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I cannot get behind this. I love the idea of certain foods and supplements being a way to heal the body. I also love the idea of mediums and guiding spirits. There are some things in this book, though, that are too far fetched for me. I had to bail.

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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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I read this for the Scarathlon but I was too slow. Kind of a sweet, zombie version of Romeo and Juliet. I think I‘ll watch the movie just to see how they tackled this storyline.

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I am not the fastest reader, nor do I have a lot of time, but I suppose every little bit helps. :) This week I finished the Buddy Read (Southern Book Club), read the tagged book (again). Short story collections are the way to go to grab points! Perhaps next year we can give points for participating in October swaps, too? We are sending scary books to our swap buddies, after all. :)🎃🧛🏻👻🧙🏻‍♀️☠️ @StayCurious #scarathlon #teamhendrix

StayCurious Hey that's a fun idea! Great job btw! 4w
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This was a solid pick for our Scarathlon! Mr. Hendrix writes in a way that makes it easy to picture - and hear! - the story. I always like a good, scary adjective or two. #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

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The Chalk Man | C. J. Tudor
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@DinoMom Thank you so very, very much! I feel so spoiled! My teenage daughter was in awe of all of the cute drawings on the packages! Im so excited to read, eat and take a bath with the candles and zombie bomb! Thanks, too, @wanderinglynn for organizing this amazing swap! #hauntedhollowswap

wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 4w
DinoMom Happy Reading! Glad you like it! 4w
Bookishgal71 @DinoMom Love it!! 4w
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Self care is so important. When you take time to replenish, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. #thinkpositivebepositive @SeaToSkyes

Care to play, @iamvleigh ?

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Scarygirl | Nathan Jurevicius
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I feel kinda bad because I don‘t do all the readathons and stuff like that. I don‘t have time with a job and a couple of teens that need to be here, there and everywhere. I just read at night and watch movies all month long. I guess every little bit counts. @StayCurious #scarathlon2021

StayCurious Every bit does count! Don't feel bad - I have a newborn at home so I am definitely not racking up the points this year...we do what we can and just enjoy the event! 1mo
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Saga #3 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Continuing this odd journey. This is a unique world the authors have created, with creatures from depths I don‘t understand. At any rate, it manages to intrigue me and so I‘ll continue to read this story for a bit longer. Definitely for adults only. I‘ll count it towards my #scarathlon2021 #teamhendrix @StayCurious

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Scary, Scary Halloween | Eve Bunting, Jan Brett
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Scored 1,107 points this week for #teamhendrix! Finished a book, played the word game and watched several movies. #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious

StayCurious That's so great! 2mo
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I read this years ago and picked it up again. BDB does not disappoint. Since it‘s vampires, I am counting it toward my #scarathlon2021 tally. #teamhendrix @StayCurious

iamvleigh Grrrrl. 🔥 2mo
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Warm Bodies: A Novel | Isaac Marion
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“I am dead, but it‘s not so bad.”

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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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My #HauntedHollowSwap box went out today! I love this kind of stuff. 🕷💀🧟‍♀️👻🧛🏻🧙🏻‍♀️🎃 @wanderinglynn #HHS

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🖤🎃 2mo
Avanders That box sticker is too cute 2mo
Bookishgal71 Oh thanks! I googled vintage Halloween designs and printed and cut them out 2mo
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Saga #2 | Brian K. Vaughan
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I‘m actually starting to get kind of attached to a ram/man, a fairy/woman and a disemboweled teen ghost. #strange

robinb Hey Mindi, I just wanted to double-check if you wanted to be included on the #BirthdayLove calendar for October? If so, could you drop an email to litsybirthdays@gmail.com with your Litsy handle and birthdate? Thanks so much! 😊 @Bookishgal71 2mo
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Scarygirl | Nathan Jurevicius
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My ScarathlonTBR. #TeamHendrix #scarathlon2021 @StayCurious @Clwojick 🧟‍♀️👻🕷🎃🧙🏻‍♀️🧛🏻💀

mdm139 I really liked The Hunger and The Shining and Hendrix. I ordered Hex as well. 2mo
Erinreadsthebooks I found a lot of unexpected humor in Warm Bodies. I loved it!! 2mo
UnidragonFrag I really wanna read Hex and The Hunger, but this year I'm sticking to books I already have. Good list! 2mo
StayCurious Great stack of books! +50 early bird points 2mo
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Omg!!! Squeal - It‘s here!! Now to keep my hands off it for six weeks. Thank you @DinoMom !! #hhs #hauntedhollowswap @wanderinglynn 👻🕷🧟‍♀️🧛🏻🎃🧙🏻‍♀️💀

wanderinglynn W00t! Awesome! 🙌🏻🖤🎃👻 2mo
DinoMom Wow, that got there quick! I wanted to send it early as the last few things I sent people took a long time. Sorry for the 6 week temptation….🎃💀👻 2mo
Bookishgal71 Are you kidding?? I‘m thrilled!!🧟‍♀️ 2mo
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I watched the miniseries before reading this, which has been both a hinderance and a help. I kept imagining faces of the cast, who did not necessarily honor the descriptions in the book. Also, the show expanded the storyline in unexpected, and possibly irrelevant, ways. Overall, a good read though.

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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I did not see that coming. Red herrings everywhere. I listened to the authors interview at the end and it was cool to hear how influenced he was by mythology. Good read if you like twisty whodunnits but not a psychological thriller, in my opinion. A solid mystery nonetheless.

iamvleigh Great book! 2mo
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Haunted | Alexandra Adornetto
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wanderinglynn Awesome! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 2mo
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How fun is this??
1. Yes!
2. I love fun socks! I wear a size 8.5 shoe
3. Purple, emerald green, maroon, navy blue and pink
4. Scarf, candle, anything!
5. Bookmarks (specifically book thongs)
6. I like regency costumes (historical)
7. I love hats! I have straw, ball caps, and pom pom hats
#HHS @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🎃🖤 And there will be more #HHS fun. I have a This or That planned. 3mo
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I decided to re-read this book because I liked it so much the first time. Supernatural romance at its finest. Not for the faint of heart - it‘s pretty racy. A brotherhood of warrior vampires must defend their race. Each book in the series introduces you to a brother and tells his story. Language and sex abound. This one is about Wrath, the reluctant Blind King. So good. Not scary, but if you like Anita Blake it might be for you.

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Saga | Brian K. Vaughan
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This is a very ADULT graphic novel. The art is gorgeous and the storyline (lovers from enemy races come together and make a baby and then struggle to find a home where they are not hunted) is a solid one.

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Scrappy Little Nobody | Anna Kendrick
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Listened to this in the car on a cross continent trip from Los Angeles to Toronto. I have a daughter who is in “the biz” and this is an interesting perspective. I‘ve always liked Anna Kendrick as a performer and this book makes it seem like she really doesn‘t hide her true self. I love how real she is, and with real people problems and a normal family. No sob stories. Just hard work.

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I have been wanting to read this for awhile and now that I have, I‘ll go watch the movie. A true story of one woman‘s (mostly solo) trek on the Pacific Crest Trail. Not as harrowing as I expected, but a true story of transformation. Sometimes we just need to start over and this means looking inward and often distancing ourselves from what we know.

Cinfhen I ended up enjoying this a lot more than I expected too!! 3mo
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This book. It is gut wrenching and so emotional for me. Not normally much for fantasy, but this is different. Fae, angels, shifters, vampires, merfolk, demons. Jeez. They‘re all here. Can‘t wait for the next one to come out in November!

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Mehso-so

This book was decent but not an attention grabber for me. Nice references to Korean food throughout. Love triangle in an unexpected way.

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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Couldn‘t put this one down! After reading Daisy Jones (which I did not like) I wasn‘t sure I wanted to try this, but I‘m so glad I did!! Reid is a master at telling a story from multiple points of view.

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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Beautiful imagery. I got annoyed with the wish washy protagonist sometimes. But really cool and unique setting.

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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This is a book to read slowly to savor the eloquence. It is beautifully written and addresses horrible commonalities illegal immigrant families face each day. #reesesbookclub

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I read this to my fifth graders as an intro to fantasy, but not typical fantasy. This is more on the horror side is fantasy. It‘s not scary, but slightly creepy and I was surprised to see how many 10 and 11 year olds are clearly future Stephen King fans.

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This book never grows old. I read it to my fifth graders every year. And they love it every year.

Tattooedteacher It‘s an amazing book. 8mo
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Rush: A Novel | Lisa Patton
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Being a Southern sorority girl myself, I was intrigued by this book. I thought it would be a walk down memory lane to my college days. It was, in the remembering of rush and sisterhood. It was eye opening though in that I was not aware of the deplorable lack of benefits for many who work in these giant houses. We did not have houses at my university but I know my sorority does have them all over the United States. This is loosely based in truth!

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Not my first time reading this, but when I learned that my high schooler was reading it, I picked it up for a second (or third) time. Simple and tragic but also filled with history and details from a bygone era. A novel of true friendship and racism and hierarchies.

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The Mysterious Benedict Society | Trenton Lee Stewart
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I read this to my fifth grade class. This is a lively mystery that is funny and poignant. My students were laughing out loud, gasping in shock snd even a little nervous. Great, albeit lengthy, introduction to mysteries for 5th-7th graders.

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This book brought me to tears - at times I was laughing so hard I was crying and at times it was heartbreaking.Such is a career in medicine. Worth the read and also surprising how little doctors get paid in other countries.

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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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Ohmygoodness! I know what I‘ll be doing for the next few days!! I received one of my favorite stories (but never had one of my own until now) and some dark chocolate (my fave) from @j9brown . Thank you so very much!! It‘s all just perfect. I guess, since these were the last gifts under the tree, I will have to take it down now. Thank you!!! @bookish_wookish #littlechristmasswap

bookish_wookish I love that edition! 11mo
GingerAntics That is a lovely edition of Anne of Green Gables 11mo
j9brown Yay! Merry little Christmas! 🎉 11mo
AkashaVampie those chocolate oranges are so so good! I haven't had them in a long time. 11mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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This is a cross between a Hallmark Christmas movie and Groundhog Day (the Bill Murray movie). Seriously cute and a bit sexy, too. A lighthearted holiday read, and just what I needed after the dumpster fire that is 2020.

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Grimms' Fairy Tales | Jacob Grimm
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Let‘s do this! Who‘s with me?

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My Year | Roald Dahl
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This is not as high as I would have liked but still pretty good. It was a rough year for everyone and I am hearing that many people did not read as much.

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Little Christmas Elf | Nikki Shannon Smith
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Look at what arrived!! So exciting!! #littlechristmasswap @bookish_wookish @j9brown Now to stare at it for 10 days...❤️🎄😁🤪🤶🏻☃️❄️🎄

bookish_wookish Yes! 🎄🎁 11mo
j9brown Thank goodness, right on time! 🥳 11mo
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@Squidget is hosting a month long readathon! Set your own goals and feel free to join. Update with progress and tag @Squidget and #shutdownreadathon. My(modest) goal is 1000 pages.

DieAReader Thanks for sharing & participating!🥰🥳 11mo
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My daughter was assigned this novel for high school freshman English, and I read it along with her. I love to do this, as it often results in me rereading something from my youth or reading something I would not normally pick up, This is a journey into segregation and racial tension in the deep south. A tragic, necessary read, especially for the young men and women of today.

BarbaraBB I loved this heartbreaking book. 11mo
Come-read-with-me I love this book. It breaks my heart every time I read it, but it‘s worth ever tear! 11mo
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Little Christmas Elf | Nikki Shannon Smith
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And away she goes to her recipient in PA! #littlechristmasswap #LCS @bookish_wookish

bookish_wookish 🎄🎁 12mo
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Well #teamharkness its a little late but better late than never! Finally finished one of our reads. This book is Buffy the Vampire Slayer all grown up. Light and only a little tiny bit gory. Sarcasm galore. @StayCurious

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Untitled | Anonymous
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Thanks for the invite @MySharonaK

1. Gosh I guess Scholastic book order books of some sort

2. I bought The Book of Two Ways for #buddyread

How about you @M_landis27 @iamthesarah3 @n_hill ?

MySharonaK ❤️ 13mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! 😊📚 13mo
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The Lying Game | Ruth Ware
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I read this as part of #reesewitherspoonbookclub and for #scarathlon2020. A good mystery with a bit of suspense and gore thrown in. Lots (too many and unnecessary, in my opinion) of breastfeeding references. Ending was so-so. What I did like was where it takes place and the gorgeous descriptions. @StayCurious

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Home of the Brave | Katherine Applegate
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I read this with my fifth graders. Written in prose by a popular author, I would highly recommend. Great book about a refugee boy making a place for himself in a strange new world.

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Elegance of the Hedgehog | Muriel Barbery
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OMG. @madams421 I can‘t even! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I‘m set for weeks! I love the journals, library stamp (swoon), FIVE books, potpourri sachet and bookmark. Amazing!! @rsteve388 @Bookgoil

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madams421 Hooray! Thank you so much for everything! ❤️ 14mo
Paperback.Propensity That library kit is awesome! 14mo
Bookgoil Ooo a library kit!!! 14mo
Copwithabook That‘s a great haul!! Your partner knocked this swap out of the park! 14mo
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Cirque Du Freak | Darren Shan
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I read his for the #scarathlon2020. It was short and interesting. For this series I prefer the manga version. I also watched Halloween: The Resurrection @StayCurious #teamharkness

Book = 25
Movie = 5
Participation pt = 1
= 31

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This is a very lofty goal, but these are my TBRs for October‘s #Scarathlon2020
#TeamHarkness

26 points!😈🎃👻🧙🏻‍♀️🧛‍♀️🧟‍♀️

@StayCurious

StayCurious Some great choices there! +26! 1y
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