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CogsOfEncouragement

Joined June 2016

Stay up late reading. Regret it in the morning. Repeat.
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Truly Madly Guilty | Liane Moriarty
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This is the third Moriarty I have had a chance to read. Another page turner. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#LibraryEBook

CafeMom I love Moriarty. 2d
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My middle school son and I listened to this audio book from the library together. It tells a clever adventure with lots of wit.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#BigLibraryRead

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Over the course of one night, two girls with two very different backgrounds must rely on each other to get through the violent race riot that has enveloped their city. They hardly understand the other's point of view. But none of that matters when they only have each other to rely on.

Borrow the ebook or audiobook with no waitlists or holds. Join #BigLibraryRead (Nov. 4 -18) & check out the global discussion board: biglibraryread.com

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Congratulations to Mr.Book! Check out his profile for details. #MrBook1inAMillion

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The Choice | Nicholas Sparks
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This is the first Nicholas Sparks novel I have read. I‘ve seen a few movies based on his books so I figured I knew what I was in for - an easy read about charming characters. That was true. I wanted an easy, feel-good read, and that is what I got. #LibraryEBook

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Enjoying this autumn devotional immensely, especially the notion to not mistake self-indulgence for self-care.
#FridayReads #BookishEncouragement
https://annarendell.com/pumpkinspice/

This is not in the system, so I tagged her other book, which I enjoyed too.

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The Case for Jamie | Brittany Cavallaro
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I adore the Sherlock and Watson characters crafted by Doyle. Cavallaro handles their descendants in an entertaining way that shows a love and respect for all Doyle accomplished with his clever tales. I look forward to the next book in the series.

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The Case for Jamie | Brittany Cavallaro
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Another superb #deweyoct #readathon
I managed 265 pages, and enjoyed the characters and stories immensely. Interacting with other readers during these events the best. THANK YOU @Liberty and all the folks at @DeweysReadathon for all your time and hard work to pull this off again!

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The Case for Jamie | Brittany Cavallaro
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‪Interrupted to help my favorite boy make mac n cheese. Grabbed myself pineapple juice and crackers. Changed to new seating. Enjoying the third book of the Charlotte Holmes series. #deweyoct #readathon

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It is not often I enjoy a tale and dislike all of the characters. This is one. People are not always likable. They can be a part of an interesting story just the same.

I gave it 4 stars on goodreads.

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Started reading for Dewey‘s 24 Hour #readathon this morning by finishing this classic crime novel set in 1930 San Francisco. #deweyoct #LibraryEBook

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The Case for Jamie | Brittany Cavallaro
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#LibraryHaul for Dewey‘s 24 Hour #readathon tomorrow! Still time to join the fun.

https://www.24hourreadathon.com

Sace I really need to get a stack together. 4w
Alora Just signed up!! 😍 4w
CogsOfEncouragement @Sace Have fun choosing. I look forward to your posts. 4w
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Another fun story from Chris Grabenstein.
#BedtimeBookClub

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The Last Olympian | Rick Riordan
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Just what we hoped for this last book of the series. #BedtimeBookClub ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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waiting for the cable guy

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Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving
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I read this short story in one sitting. It has me thinking about a lot of themes and life lessons. I did not expect that.

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More fun from these characters. I enjoyed this one for the month of October.

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Rip Van Winkle | Washington Irving
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Picked up a library hold today. Super fun to find this inside. #BookNerdBliss

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Makes you wonder where the book was from 70 to 91...👻 1mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Maybe Rip Van Winkle fell asleep reading it in 70 and didn‘t wake up to return it until 91? 😂 (edited) 1mo
Readerann Love it! 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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Fun and sweet, though a little predictable. Beautiful artwork that I took my time to enjoy.

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Death on the Aisle | Laura Durham
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This type of easy read is a good pairing for what my schedule has been lately. I plan to continue with the series, the next one is a novella set at Halloween.

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Death on the Aisle | Laura Durham
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coffee break

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Review To a Kill | Laura Durham
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Easy, fun. Love these minimalist covers too.

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included with amazon prime - audible series The One

sweet story of a beloved neighborhood dog

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Finished this last night. My boy asked me to get the next in the series today. #BedtimeBookClub

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Much of this is written as correspondence. I‘ve read a few other books that use this method and always enjoy seeing the story from different points of view. I appreciate the author revealing the ways characters miscommunicate or sometimes a character‘s deceit in this way. #LibraryEBook

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Love the cover. Not taken in by the characters but I finished it because I enjoyed the way the author used words. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ #LibraryEBook

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For Better Or Hearse | Laura Durham
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The main character is a wedding planner and she has quirky, likable coworkers, neighbors, and friends. The brides (or their mothers) are awful in the best possible way for an extra laugh. Which Durham knows about all too well, because she was a wedding planner herself. Of course there is a handsome detective, for a sweet hint of romance. You can get the first e-book in this series, “Better Off Wed” for free. I give this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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On Audible- Amazon Original Stories
A Wedding Thing: The One

A short story of a strong love.

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When We Were Vikings | Andrew David MacDonald
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I enjoyed being taught about Vikings from this heroine‘s unique point of view and current experiences. I was rooting for her from the start and my interest in what happened to each of the people in her life was high. The author told an engaging tale about how messy life is and how much we need each other to get through.
#NetGalley

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Mycroft Holmes | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Anna Waterhouse
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I was astonished to learn Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast. And an author. (He was on the writing team for the most current season of “Veronica Mars” btw.)

I enjoyed the characters and story. There were clever nods to the original stories which I appreciated. There were a few things I had an issue with but they are spoilers, so I won‘t specify. I was especially pleased to have a lesson on Merikans in this historical fiction.

Annl I have been reading this on my kindle on and off for over a year. I like it a lot but only read my kindle at bedtime...💤 3mo
Liatrek This has been on my TBR pile for awhile looking forward to reading soon 😊 3mo
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Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read. My middle school son adores this series. #BedtimeBookClub

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Dead Ringer | Laura Durham
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Another quick, easy read in this fun series.

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Tweet Cute | Emma Lord
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Super sweet YA with fun twists throughout. My daughter is a HS senior, so I empathize for the pressures the main characters are going through in that time of life. Loved the dialogue between Pepper and Jack. #NetGalley

MuddyPuddle Looking forward to this one... 4mo
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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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Lots of heartfelt dialogue.

Unhealthy thoughts, talk and actions on sex though. Misses the point of healthy intimacy completely and characters applaud risky behavior that would certainly end in heartbreak and worse in the real world.

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I had the opportunity to read an ARC of “Boy Mom” by Monica Swanson and loved it. Releases August 6, you can preorder now. #BoyMomBook #NetGalley

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Tell Me Three Things | Julie Buxbaum
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This is my second Moriarity and I‘ve enjoyed them both. This is written first person, and I appreciated being in these particular characters‘ heads. I enjoy staging simple photos with a book and I realize it makes me consider the story in another way, by determining what I should use. Today, the exercise had a superb payoff as I had overlooked a joke the author made and I laughed out loud as I was setting up this shot. #BookNerdBliss

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Edifying short stories to encourage the reader to use the gifts and talents God has given to make a positive difference in his/her circle of influence and watch what God does.

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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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Fun, easy read. I chose to read this now because I just finished reading seven Austen novels over the last seven months with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

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Upbeat, practical encouragement for intentional parenting.

Swanson has four boys, one just off to college down to one in elementary school. My son is a middle schooler and I appreciate being able to glean from a mom who has gone before me.

#BoyMomBook is scheduled for release August 6.
#NetGalley

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I just finished reading seven Austen novels with the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub. This was a short, easy, fun non-fiction to cap that off. Though I could never hold my own at an Austen event, and I do not have the novels ranked by favorites, I fully admit to getting bent out of shape when someone harshly criticizes Austen‘s work. And at the same moment realize I should have no reason to take the criticism personally.

smilingshelves I've got this one on my list to read later this year. I'm rereading all of Austen's books by listening to them on audio for the first time. This book looks like such a fun one to finish up with! 4mo
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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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Austen‘s wit is delightful. I read this the first time about three years ago and nothing was lost by rereading it. This is the last book for the #ArdentlyAustenBookClub and I have enjoyed revisiting them all.

I made a point of reading a few diverse books in between. Now I plan to dive into a few fun Janeite reads this summer starting with Camp Austen by Ted Scheinman and The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay. (tags in the comments)

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Some summer reading for me and my boy. #LibraryHaul

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My twelve year old son and I enjoyed reading this together. We immediately went to the library for the next book in the series! #BedtimeBookClub

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 4mo
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I‘m currently reading an ARC of #BoyMomBook by Monica Swanson. Good stuff.

AbigailDays Funny, a friend of mine (mother of 3 boys) said something very similar to me. I agree 100% 4mo
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Starting this today. My first time on a book launch team. My first NetGalley read. #BoyMomBook

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Agatha Christie never disappoints. Another clever mystery.

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Reading books in season makes me happy. I had made a note to myself months ago to read “The ABC Murders” by Agatha Christie this summer. I got it from the library this week. It begins: It was in June...

#BookNerdBliss
#CelebrateTheMundane
#firstlines

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Persuasion | Jane Austen
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I read this about seven years ago. Out of all the Austen novels, I remembered the least about this one. Though I cannot easily relate to this heroine, I was invested and rooting for her from the start. Austen again weaves human nature so well into the tale I‘m glad for the reread. #ArdentlyAustenBookClub

As I was thinking about staging a photo, I determined the photo on the cover was simply perfect.

#BookNerdBliss
#BookishEncouragement

emz711 I 4mo
emz711 It's my favorite! Anne Eliot is my spirit animal 4mo
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