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CogsOfEncouragement

CogsOfEncouragement

Joined June 2016

Stay up late reading. Regret it in the morning. Repeat.
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Just ten pages in and had to google ice canoe racing because I had never heard of it. This is wild! Photo taken from https://www.vqronline.org/reporting-articles/2018/03/revival-ice-canoe One of the many reasons to read, and to read books set in other countries than our own is to learn cool stuff like this.
✌🏼♥️📚

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Franny and Zooey | J.D. Salinger
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I was not expecting such a powerful ending. Wow. I finished last night, thought more about it this morning, and reread the last couple pages again. Uplifting, and encouragement for a new year.

SRWCF I read all of his books when I was a teen. Such a great author! 1w
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I found myself shopping alone, and near a used bookstore - so in I went. Found this set I know my mom will love = Mother‘s Day ✅

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Remember- Litsy allows you to unfollow hashtags if you prefer to not see my posts this year for
#BibleBuddyReadResources and #BibleBuddyRead

There were a couple difficult passages this week and these are the two commentaries I turn to regularly if I want some clarification.

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Listening as I pack up our Christmas decor.

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Happy New Year!
Day one of #BibleBuddyRead complete. @BookBabe

BookBabe Starting the new year off right! 😃🙌🏻 Happy New Year! 3w
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I didn‘t set any goals, I just read. Having an Audible subscription added to the count for sure.

readordierachel Nice! I didn't set any goals either. It was nice not having the pressure. 3w
Jengil_1 Wow - that's a lotta pages!!! I'm so glad to have found you on Litsy... and now I'm off to find one of your recommendations. 😁 3w
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Short, sweet, and light. A perfect novella to wrap up my holiday reads.

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December Dread | Jess Lourey
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Enjoyed this one set at Christmas. I‘ll continue with the series.

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@BookBabe is hosting a #BibleBuddyRead for 2022. I‘m all set. Still time for you to join in if you‘d like.

BookBabe ☺️👏🏻👏🏻 3w
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Great choice for our family Advent devotion this year. Enjoyed this with my husband and teens. We read the last entry before opening gifts this morning.

Blueberry ❤️ 4w
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Fun, festive, easy read in this series I plan to continue.

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Claus for Celebration | Laura Durham
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A fun, festive installment with endearing characters.

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I liked this one, set in the UK and about 4 hours. Sweet story with well done narration.

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#BibleBuddyRead organized by @BookBabe

“Have you read the most famous, popular, best-selling book of all time?
Let‘s buddy read the Bible in 2022! 😃🙌🏻 #BibleBuddyRead starting on January 1st 🎉
The study guide is on sale on Amazon, $8.99 down from $14.99! Great last-minute gift idea too!”

BookBabe Yay! 😃🙌🏻 Thank you for sharing! 🤗❤️ 4w
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Sweet, encouraging stories perfect for the season.

BookBabe ☺️ 1mo
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A short story included in your audible subscription. 3/5 stars.

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Perfect audiobook for December to enjoy while trimming the tree, and wrapping gifts.

BookBabe I just read the description, sounds like a fun Christmas read! 😃🎄 1mo
BookBabe @CafeBookstelo what do you think? Sounds good? 1mo
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I‘m about two hours in and so rooting for this heroine. Included with an audible membership.

Andrew65 Thanks, just lined it up for my next audiobook. 2mo
Williambill Hello how are you I liked the way you pictured yourself in your profile if you don‘t mind can we talk 💕 1mo
BookBabe Thanks! I just queued it up too. 😃 1mo
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If the Fates Allow: A Short Story - included with kindle unlimited - open kindle version, and download the audiobook from the link at the bottom of the page, also included. Another Rainbow Rowell holiday treat. I enjoyed this novella, just over an hour for the audiobook.

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Poison for Breakfast | Lemony Snicket
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My teen son and I enjoyed Lemony Snicket books together when he was younger. When I saw this was included on audible I had us give it a try. My son didn‘t care for this one so I was going to finish it in my own. BUT it was suddenly no longer available on audible. I‘m not sure what happened. BUT then I found it on libby. I finished it up today. I asked my son to guess how it turned out. He surprised me when he guessed correctly!
I give it 4/5.

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Number 6 in the series. One sentence set this caper in November, but Thanksgiving is not mentioned and it takes place in Florida so there is no autumn weather. I enjoyed this installment and will read the next one which is set at Christmas soon.

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Even though I knew this happened, it was difficult to hear graphic account after account after account of what specifically happened. There were extensive details collected, and put in perspective by anchoring them with what was happening around the world at the same time. One striking contrast, was the Native Americans continued to be mistreated and slaughtered as we accepted the gift of the The Statue of Liberty.

Chrissyreadit I saw photos hanging at the College in Pine Ridge. They still haunt me years later. 2mo
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November Hunt | Jess Lourey
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Seventh in the series, but the second one I‘ve read. I liked this one a bit more than the last. I plan to continue with the series.

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I cared about these characters from the start. Having enjoyed apple orchards, and pressing cider with my family, I could smell the apples as they were described. Great autumn read.

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Make sure to read the helpful description provided by audible. This is not an easy, happy, holiday read. It deals with grief over a number of years.

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The fifth in the series, and set in November a couple weeks before Thanksgiving. This installment is less “cozy” than the others with more gruesome details. I like the heroine and plan to continue with the series.

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Crime and Punishment | Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Enjoyed this hefty classic. One that I wasn‘t sure I would ever get to, but decided to tackle it before heading into the holidays this year.

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I ordered this today. Advent begins Sunday, November 28. We enjoyed her Lent Devotional this year and trust this one to be worthwhile as well.

SamanthaMarie I'll have to look this one up :) 2mo
BookBabe 😃 How do you like it so far? 1mo
CogsOfEncouragement @BookBabe It is great. Nice and short for busy December evenings with my husband and teen son. Terrific way to meditate on all Jesus is. 1mo
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Five Total Strangers | Natalie D. Richards
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This is the current #BigLibraryRead which runs November 1 - 15. I just found out about it today. Not sure if I can squeeze in this holiday YA thriller or not. Unlimited copies on Libby if you want to join in.
https://biglibraryread.com/

Charityann How cool! I‘ve been wanting to read this one!😄 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement @Charityann I‘m so glad you saw this post. Enjoy! 2mo
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I‘m currently reading “Crime and Punishment” on Libby and listening to “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” on audible. “Bury My Heart” gives lots of references to what else was happening in the world at the time and it mentions that the Russian novel “Crime and Punishment” was first published in 1866. This is an interesting coincidence for me as I consider world history during American Indian Heritage Month.
#BookishEncouragement
#FridayReads

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Godfather of the Bride | Laura Durham
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Silly fun, with likable characters. This one is a novella, so an even quicker read.
Included in kindleunlimited.

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Nice continuation for the characters I‘ve become invested in as well as solid introductions for the new.

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Incredibly inspiring.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button | Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
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I listened to this well done hour long audiobook on audible. (included) I was looking at what was available by Fitzgerald and decided to give this a quick listen. It is a melancholy story, and I did not expect his family to react as they did. I have not seen the movie.

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Easy read, with fun characters.
It was fine to read out of order, but I think I would have preferred to start with the first.

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The Stand-In by Lily Chu. Performed by Phillipa Soo.
The reading is extremely well done. The story is a fun yet predictable trope. This particular story has a lot of heart and brings up some important subjects amid the lighthearted situations and sweet romance.

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Superb.
Set in February, but an excellent choice for October.

keys_on_fire Started this yesterday! 3mo
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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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So many things left for the reader to decide on one‘s own. Not sure if I‘m a fan of that or not. Probably better if read with a friend or two. I listened to the audiobook and Emma Thompson did a marvelous job of it.

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Endless Night | Agatha Christie
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Set in autumn and a perfect read for October. This has many constructs I enjoy in a book. Christie delivers again.

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Another easy read, following the characters I‘m now invested in. This one has a murder solved and another mystery left for the next book.

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Book 13 in this sweet, cozy series. This one is set in springtime in Ireland as the D.C. wedding planner team scopes out locales for a client‘s destination wedding. Fun, likable characters. Included in a kindle unlimited subscription.

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Born a Crime | Trevor Noah
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I first listened to this audiobook in the autumn of 2017. I just finished a re-listen with my teen son. I often say this is THE BEST audiobook I have ever heard. To have that actually mean something to you I counted them up. I have listened to fifty-five. Fifty-five with many of them also being five star reads. Trevor Noah is a skilled story teller. He also speaks many languages and does impressions.

LiteraryinLawrence That really is saying something! 4mo
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A slow read for me. Much to consider and digest. Heaps of encouragement as I desire to make a difference in my community.

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Death of a Salesman | Arthur Miller
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This classic has been on our bookshelf for YEARS. So long now that my husband has forgotten how and why he had it. It has been on my tbr simply because I figured I should read it. Short enough to read in a day, or a weekend but definitely not lighthearted. A tragic, cautionary tale.

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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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I had a long list of chores and a couple errands yesterday. This was a book I never seemed to get around to. I listened to the audio book via Libby. It is just four hours. Sweet story.

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311 Pelican Court | Debbie Macomber
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This third book in the Cedar Cove series is more of the same likable, intertwined characters. I was going to pick it up again after the holidays but the next book seems like it may be kinda appropriate for spooky season (for someone like me who only wants cozies) so I‘ll read it soon.

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The fifth book in this entertaining series. This one is set at Labor Day.
⭐️⭐️⭐️ ⭐️⭐️

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I took a long break from this book for no particular reason. Finishing it when I did had me reading, “The impact God has planned for us doesn‘t occur when we‘re pursuing impact. It occurs when we‘re pursuing God.” right when I needed to read it.

BookDadGirlDad That will preach all day. 4mo
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