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Carleneishere

Carleneishere

Joined May 2016

Aspiring librarian. Ballerina. Roller derby skater. Floridian in Alaska. Bad photographer.
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I totally forgot I had preordered this ages ago, so it was a fun surprise in my mailbox! Combined with the perfect hammock weather and the few hours of downtime between Christmas parties, it‘s a lovely afternoon

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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I read “that Stanford victim”s statement probably a dozen times and was always struck by what a powerful and clear writer she was. So glad I know her name now and I look forward to seeing what she does next. (Also, Brocks dads rib-eye comment will never NOT piss me off 🙄)

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Purged | M. E. May
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Who weeded TWO FULL Rubbermaid bins full of books today? This girl.

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The Bromance Book Club | Lyssa Kay Adams
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Loved! I always enjoy romance novels when the characters have real issues keeping them apart, not just silly misunderstandings. This was a refreshing twist on the “marriage of convenience” trope... the main couple have already been married for years before he woos her! And the commentary on romance novels was excellent. I‘d love to see this on scene, but instead I‘ll just eagerly await the next book in the series! #romantsy

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I have soooooo many abandoned DNFs I want to pick up but I‘ve been sucked into my Halloween read 🧟‍♂️

BillBlume I loved this book. One of my favs for 2019. 3mo
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Reading a classic for the first time ever!

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Today is Alaska Day! The day we recognize the sale of #Alaska from the Russians to the Americans over 150 years ago. Was it a coincidence that Amazon recommended this Alaskan set romance novel for me today? #romantsy

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Our Big Sur California anniversary trip featured Californian wines, beautiful views and books set in the American West

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I liked this the best of all the Reluctant Royals series! I want to read more Johan stories!

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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“Enemy silkworms” 😂 Making future-Queen Elizabeth‘s wedding dress sounds like a nightmare of details! 😂

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The Gown: A Novel | Jennifer Robson
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I‘ve been reading romances almost exclusively for months, so this is my attempt to wean myself off and get back to reading a wider range of genres. Liking it so far, and it‘s helped inspire me to get back to embroidery!

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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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Loved this! If you like contemporary romances with feminist leading men, and couples that have actual obstacles bigger than “I have baggage!” You‘ll live this. And it‘s genuinely funny! It‘s going to be a struggle to save Book 2 to read on my road trip this weekend and not immediately like I want to! #romantsy Plus its soon to be a TV show on Starz!

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Internment | Samira Ahmed
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I‘ve had an upset stomach for two days. This book is not helping at all. It‘s horrifying.

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Running with Lions | Julian Winters
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I was excited excited going into this book, but I‘m bailing because the writing feels very juvenile and I agree with another reviewer that sounds like it came from AO3. The main premise seems to be “look at how LGBTQ friendly everyone is!” With little plot outside of that.

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Themed reading while canoeing in the delta

squirrelbrain Wonderful! ❤️ 6mo
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With the Fire on High | Elizabeth Acevedo
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The real reason i prefer canoeing on the river to kayaking in the ocean is that when we canoe, I can read while the husband and current work together so I don‘t have to paddle

JenFowler I'm starting this one today! 6mo
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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I‘ve had a growing interest in Central American history and culture and mythology. This is a good one for fans of Children of the Blood and Bone, Harry Potter, and Golden Compass

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Two days ago, we all thought everyone at my work was losing their jobs. Yesterday I worked 12 hours to cover for a friend. Today I‘m working all alone. Desperately want to read this one but am too emotionally and physically drained to do anything but watch reality tv and snack when I get home 😭

Bookzombie I hope things at work get better. Sometimes we all just need to veg mentally in our off time. 💗 6mo
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Edge of Glory | Rachel Spangler
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This romance wasn‘t full of cliches (a risk when you‘re a romance reader!). My husband follows ski racing and snowboarding very closely so I know a lot, and I honestly couldn‘t tell the author wasn‘t a mountain athlete herself until I read the acknowledgements! 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾 The sex was a little tepid, but the romance was natural and organic, which I loved! Highly recommended.

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Edge of Glory | Rachel Spangler
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One of my first F/F romances and the sports stuff is really well written! ⛷🏂 #romantsy

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Gods of Jade and Shadow | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I have been looking forward to this book for months and just realized it comes out Tuesday! I think I‘ll go with the audiobook because I share an Audible account with my husband and brother and I think they‘ll enjoy it too!

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The Mothers: A Novel | Brit Bennett
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Hurricane Barry had the courtesy to stay off Pensacola Beach this weekend so we could enjoy these books!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
Caroline2 Great photo! 😀 6mo
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Just for Clicks | Kara Mcdowell
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Claire and Poppy are twins that grew up in the spotlight of their moms fashion and Mommy Blog. Now they‘re 17, and Claire wants a normal private life, while Poppy wants to be a star. I can‘t help but wonder if Paige and Alex Drummond (the Pioneer Woman‘s daughters) have read this. So far, it‘s a really cute YA story about the role technology plays in our relationships and self worth.

Carleneishere ⚠️ A warning for some of you: there are quite a few typos in my Kindle version of this! ⚠️ 6mo
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The Perfect Date | Evelyn Lozada, Holly Lorincz
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WHY CANT I STOP READING ROMANCE?!?! I‘m typically a very diverse reader, I do books from all genres (except mystery, tbh), time periods and continents. But of the 36 books I‘ve read this year, half have been romance.

Def recommend this one... yay for black and brown romance couples! And #ownvoices. I can see this one making an excellent Netflix movie. Gina Rodriguez and Michael B Jordan perhaps?

Carleneishere Update: this isn‘t what I would call a romance. The focus was on the soap opera drama surrounded the main characters, not on the romantic couple themselves. There was barely any kissing or sex, and it didn‘t end with a grand HEA. I would call this chick-lit (gross, I hate that term) rather than romance. 7mo
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My #libraryhaul to celebrate Juneteenth, Pride Month, and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Which to read first? (Books in the background are husbands, not mine!)

bookishkris Martha Ackman is a professor at my alma mater, but I‘ve heard great things about The Prince and the Dressmaker, so I‘d go with either of those! 7mo
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Summer stacation in Alabama

Bklover Staycations are wonderful!! Enjoy! 7mo
teainthelibrary I'm also reading this - it's pretty fantastic! 7mo
Pruzy If that is a mint based alcoholic beverage next to you, sign me up! 7mo
Carleneishere Sadly, I‘m dieting, so it‘s like sparkling water with ice and tequila 7mo
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I thought this was a brilliant program! (Is it really common and I‘m only just finding out about it???) so I wanted to spread the knowledge so maybe others can benefit!

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We work with middle schoolers a LOT at my job and we‘re constantly reminding ourselves “it‘s not their fault, they‘re literally brain damaged...”. Love that Karen put it here too!

Southern_Mel_13 That's so true! I used to teach and my first year I had 7th graders. I would (only half-jokingly) tell family and friends that 7th graders are terrible human beings, but only because they're still learning how to be decent human beings. 8mo
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We were just talking about how frustrating it is to be an environmentalist living in Alabama!

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THEY FOUND THE CLOTILDA! This is big news! The last slave ship to bring Africans to America (50 years after international slave trade was abolished 😡) was found in Mobile! As someone that works as an educator, at a maritime museum, ON THE MOBILE DELTA, I am so pumped! I‘m going to drink a Haint Blue Cain&Kazoola beer to celebrate. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/05/clotilda-the-last-american-sl...

8little_paws That's so cool 8mo
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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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I not only lightened my hair for the first time EVER, but sitting in the chair gave me three hours of only slightly interrupted reading time!

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Valley of the Dolls | Jacqueline Susann
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Finally starting this classic! My Daisy Jones hangover has me clamoring for some mid-century drug addicts...

marleed I‘ve always wanted to read that. Love your logic! 8mo
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My friends and I had a running pool about who would be alive, who would be dead, and who would have the Iron Throne at the end of the series. We kept a list of all the deaths so we wouldn‘t miss anyone. Here‘s where we ended... (the cursive I‘m pointing to says “our hopes and dreams for someone decent on the iron throne)

sprainedbrain This is awesome! 😂 8mo
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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I mean... yeah 💁🏻‍♀️

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Haunted Bookshop | Christopher Morley
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My local independent bookshop is run by romance author Angela Quarles and her shelf tags are always good for a giggle! #romantsy

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My Fair Concubine | Jeannie Lin
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I had THE WORST day at work. Lightning struck the museum. Which caused a lot of our computerized exhibits to go down. And our AC to go out. We had two schools bringing field trips. Both with incompetent parent chaperones. Then a third school showed up without reservations. We sweated thru our shirts so we went to the storeroom to get more. Cockroach infestation. And the AC caused a flood. And the guests were angry we didn‘t give them attention 🤬

Carleneishere Update: less than ten minutes into Naked Drunk reading hour, the cat took a massive shit in the litter box next to the tub. Because of course she did 8mo
Soubhiville Oh gosh, what a day! I hope your evening gets better! 8mo
Louise Oh, my goodness! Sometimes it all happens at once! I hope you will treat yourself to some goodies and a relaxing weekend! Sending a hug from Massachusetts. 💕 8mo
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😂😂😂

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Weekday off work+beautiful weather+a clean house with no chores=hammock time and summer reading (and also solo day drinking)

rather_be_reading yum! rose in a can! 8mo
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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Why have I been so drawn to romance this year? 🤷🏻‍♀️ This one is lovely! It would be obvious to compare it to The Rosie Project (protagonist on the Austrian Spectrum finds love!) But it‘s very different! #weneeddiversebooks

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Daisy Jones and The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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When it‘s impractical for me to be able to listen to Daisy Jones and the Six, at least I have this Spotify playlist to tide me over! Go listen, it‘s on Random House Books channel! I love when books come with soundtracks!

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My plane listening! I didn‘t get very far because I kept dozing off, but it inspired me to put on Walk the Line, A Star is Born, and Bohemian Rhapsody as my movies to doze off to.

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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Just arrived in #Barcelona! Not to brag or anything, but my AirBnB has a rooftop patio! 😍

TrishB Lovely 💕 9mo
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We Set the Dark on Fire | Tehlor Kay Mejia
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Pretty cover!

Megabooks 😍😍 9mo
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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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My sister in law and I are tight, but we have completely opposite pop culture tastes. I like dark and tragic, she likes light and fluffy. I like characters from faraway times and places and cultures, she likes ones she can relate to. I like movies and tv, she likes podcasts and music. Contemporary romance novels are the only thing we agree on. We‘ve been swapping recipes as we both read Jasmine Guillory‘s foodcentric Books!

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The Shadow of the Wind | Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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These are the books I‘m bringing to Barcelona with me next week! I‘d like a romance or a YA novel too. Any suggestions? #travel

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The Wedding Date | Jasmine Guillory
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Couldn‘t sleep. Downloaded this book. Started reading. It‘s now 3am. I have three schools bringing field trips to my work tomorrow (Today) at 8am plus two important meetings after the kids leave. I have no interest in stopping reading this.

Also my husband is in bed next to me and he‘s a MILLION DEGREES! Maybe I could sleep if he wasn‘t sweating me out.

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I‘m usually not a fan of Regency era romance (too many magic vaginas that fix broken heroes), but I‘m really liking this one

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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Full disclosure: I‘ve never actually read a single Jane Austin novel. But I throughly enjoyed this opening in Ibi Zoboi‘s reimagining.