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DenaM.Battistone

DenaM.Battistone

Joined September 2016

I don't always read, but when I do I ..ahhh, who am I kidding? I ALWAYS read 📚
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I finished this book and immediately wanted to start it again! I loved the writing and imagery! The character building was amazing ! And the story? I don't have words!! It was enthralling , beautiful, sad, wonderful. Etc.. ❤️. I would love to hear others thoughts !

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What to read next?? 🤔

Quirkybookworm The Girl in the Tower most definitely !! 1y
sprainedbrain Those are both excellent! 1y
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The President Is Missing | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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This book was between a SO SO and a PAN. I have it on audio and I listened to it twice thinking I must have missed something ! I consider myself a political person so I thought I would like it. It just fell flat for me. The premise was good but there was no character development. I found myself just wanting to know what happened, but not really caring about anyone in the story ! I know reviews are mixed! It just didn't work for me 😐

Andrew65 Seen a lot of reviews like this one. 1y
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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I'm enjoying a little Sunday reading on this cold cold morning! Coffee ? YES!!☕️☕️☕️. Steeler Play off game at 1 😁

amvs1111 I just finished up this one. Good for a weekend escape read! 2y
DenaM.Battistone @amvs1111 exactly! Have you read her Smoke and Bone series? 2y
amvs1111 @DenaM.Battistone No, this was my first book of hers. Which book/series do you prefer? 2y
DenaM.Battistone @amvs1111 this is the first one of hers I've read and I'm really enjoying it. Just wondered how the series is. Based on reviews it's seems very different , but still really good ! 2y
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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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The Dream Chooses The Dreamer . I am loving this beautiful book! ❤️❤️

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Beautiful artwork in Charlotte NC

Jess7 Super cool! Nice picture! 2y
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RaimeyGallant Love! 2y
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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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Man of honor :)

Onceuponatime Pretty nails! 😍 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Onceuponatime Thank you so much ! ❤️ 3y
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Hey fellow kittens! I'm headed to Charlotte NC next month! My husband has a conference for a few days. While he's conferencing, I'll be free to scout out little book shops ! Anyone know of any I should look into??

DenaM.Battistone Kittens?? I meant Littens! 😂 3y
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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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" People make grievous error thinking that a list of facts is the truth. Facts are just the bare bones of which truth is made."

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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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Received these this morning ! Soooo... I'm burning may way through Natchez Burning ( pun intended) so I can get to these !! I've got a six day staycation starting today and I've got my comfy reading spot! No emails or phone calls! I'm in hiding for a few days!! 😁

Marla I always try to read a lot on my staycations then something comes up like removing the popcorn ceiling or cleaning out the basement. I hope to just read over the July 4 holiday. 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Marla I know what you mean! I'm trying really hard not to look at the flower beds that still need planted 😬. I love staycations but it's hard not to get distracted! I feel a little ( just a little ) guilty as their are other things I could/ should be doing! Balance I tell myself... it's all about balance 🙄 3y
Andrew65 Sounds pure bliss! Enjoy. 😊 3y
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Sweet sweet story that I remembered and loved from my childhood! I couldn't believe when I found it on Amazon! This is the story of 10 year old Terry. She tries so hard, but everything ALWAYS goes wrong for her! I was in the 4th grade when I came across this book and could identify so well with this little girl. What 10 year old doesn't feel like nothing goes right for them from time to time? The story is so sweet and funny !

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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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This book is sooo good! Ive been so busy at work I'm struggling to put in reading time so this is going slower than I'd like 😔. BUT, I did order the other two books in the trilogy because I know when I finish this I'll be free diving right to the next!

Reecaspieces The whole series is fantabulous!! HAPPY READING!! 3y
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❤️❤️❤️

Riveted_Reader_Melissa I love that! 💙 3y
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Natchez Burning | Greg Iles
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After a couple of pretty light reads, I finally decided I'm ready for this one. It's been on my TBR pile for a couple months because I had to wait until I was mentally prepared for it . I read the first chapter last night before I went to bed and it's as I thought it would be. Gripping from the first words of the page! A coupe of restless dreams let's me know this will be a haunting read. Glad I'm off the next 4 days to devour this one!

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I really enjoyed this one! Not just another story about a family getting through family stuff. This one had so much heart, warmth and humor and was just an enjoyable and satisfying read. Without spoiling the ending, I will say I'm happy with the way it finished! For a while it looked like it was going in a different direction and then SURPRISE! Very sweet quick read! Would definitely recommend!

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Almost don't with this sweet little book but work keeps getting in my way!

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😍😍😍😍

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Awwwww❤️

JacintaMCarter Hate to spoil this, but R-Pat didn't actually say that quotation. I can't remember the name of the woman who did, but she goes on to make fun of books like Twilight. 3y
DenaM.Battistone @JacintaMCarter well now that's disappointing! I came across this on Pinterest and thought it was so sweet. Thank you for pointing it out! If you remember who said it, let me know! 3y
JacintaMCarter @DenaM.Battistone Found it! It was originally by Rosemarie Urquico. 3y
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We shouldn't test the people we love ❤️

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Last week I made the mistake of saying " I'm buying books faster than I can read them" to my husband after I opened the third book order in the same week. He said "why don't you stop buying until you read the ones you have?" Yea... this was my face ????

Tanzy13 true 😂 3y
Melissa_J Ha! This sounds exactly like a conversation I often have with my husband 😂 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Melissa_J ... Why don't they get it!!?? 😂 3y
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What to do on my first full weekend off in a couple months?? Let's just say it does not include cleaning the house 📚📚📚📚😇

DeleteAcct Lol, yes. 3y
EricQiao 🤣🤣🤣 3y
Andrew65 😂🤣😂🤣 3y
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Excited to start this one! ❤️🍷🍷🍷😀

[DELETED] 206653737 I enjoyed this book, I listened to the audio version and it had good narration. 3y
DenaM.Battistone @bookish22 I'm only a couple chapters in but really liking it so far ! 3y
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My 24 year old baby girl is moving out in August😭😭😭😭!! The only way I'll get through the next few months is thinking that her room would make a great library!! 😂😭😭

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😎

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Hmmmmm.... project ? 😍😍

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The Klara Wizel Story is a true account of 16 year old Klara's time during The Holocaust under the watchful eye of " The Angel of Death" . She is eventually chosen by Mengele to die in the gas chambers. However, fate intervenes. I read this in one sitting. I could not put it down. It does not dive too deeply into the horrific events so it could be appropriate for young readers to help them understand what happened without being too graphic .

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My husband's collection of Hardy Boys! Missing number 10 😔. He wants to give them away! So I'm looking for a home for them! 📚📚📚

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Fly Away | Kristin Hannah
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What a beautiful follow up to Firefly Lane! This book continues the story of the beautiful friendship developed in Firefly Lane. What happens when tragedy strikes, and a family already falling apart, is forced to carry on without the glue that held them all together ?I loved it !! It was an emotional journey to explore the past of some of the characters in FL and understand better the painful choices that were made. BEAUTIFUL ❤️❤️❤️

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Just curious. Does anyone have a favorite place or chair/couch that you like to read at/in?? Apparently I do and I didn't even know it!! My son is home from a two week business trip and he is sitting in my reading spot right now watching TV !! There's lots of other areas I could choose to sit and read but I'm seriously having focus issues!! 😂. To ask him to move would just be wrong... right?? 😬😭😩😂

Rachel.Rencher I ask my husband to move all the time 😂 3y
Purrfectpages I am forced to sit someplace else at times when the cats get involved. (edited) 3y
Zelma @Purrfectpages same! My reading spots don't double as tv spots, so it works for us. 3y
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Purrfectpages @zelma something tells me that covers a lot of people on Litsy! 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Rachel.Rencher Lol.. I don't have a problem asking my husband to move either 😁 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Purrfectpages and @Zelma I don't have a problem with the TV being on.. my family is always amazed that I choose this spot to read while they're watching TV.. I've always been able to tune out background noise. I just want to sit in my favorite spot! 😃. 3y
Purrfectpages @DenaM.Battistone I can sometimes read with the TV on. It depends how into the book I am. 3y
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Fly Away | Kristin Hannah
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A little " feel good" reading before work ?.

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I adored this book!. A beautiful story of a friendship beginning out of need for both Tully and Kate when they're in their early teens. The friendship spans 30 years and looks at friendship , hopes and dreams , family and love. There was never a " roll my eyes" moment in this book! It was real! The good, bad, ugly and beautiful of real friendship ! I can not recommend this book enough!! Be ready for a couple " ugly cry" moments !??❤️❤️❤️

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I think my mailman hates me 😬. 📚📚📚📚😎

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YES ❤️

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Yep!

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I'm new to audio reading but thinking about giving it a try since I could read so much more! Looking for advice on best apps to use!

BookishMarginalia I use Audible, because many of my audiobooks I get for cheap when buying the Kindle edition. 3y
Somasis I cannot recommend #overdrive enough, you can link it to your library and check out books digitally. If your library offers access to #hoopladigital that is also a great option 3y
DenaM.Battistone @BookishMarginalia and @Somasis , thank you so much! Great options to get started. I appreciate it... thanks again! 3y
BookishMarginalia Happy listening! 3y
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❤️

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Looking forward to starting this today ... after work 😩

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American War | Omar El Akkad
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WOW!! Let me start by saying the first 1/2 of this book I found to be frustrating! I couldn't tell if it was me or the book but I was finding it difficult to connect with this world and these characters that were so broken . I even considered putting the book aside. I'm so glad I didn't bale ! It's not an easy read but boy does it pack a punch!! Incredibly thought provoking !! This will stay with me for awhile ...

Lisaw13 I felt the exact same way! The first half was tough to get through but the ending made it worth it 😊 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Maybe once 45 and those boys get taken away in handcuffs..... 3y
morgan_krahn I can't wait to start this one! I have been hearing good things about it! 3y
DenaM.Battistone @morgan_krahn oh please let me know what you think!! 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Lisaw13 I know! That ending was amazing! I feel like I need to read it again! 😬 3y
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Big Little Lies | Liane Moriarty
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Soooo... my daughter is in a book club and she tells me she has to go to work and doesn't have time to get the book she needs. What's a mom to do!? I say " I'm off, I'll go"! She laughs.... her book.. Big Little Lies is there! The rest are for me ?

Prairiegirl_reading Which one is she reading for book club? That would have been the one I forget to get! 😉 I really liked Natchez Burning. I'm saving them for my vacation. 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Prairiegirl_reading She's reading Big Little Lies. Im excited to start Natchez Burning ! What are you taking on vacation?? 3y
Prairiegirl_reading @DenaM.Battistone 🙄it was also supposed to say I can't wait to read the other two!!! Lol! I'm brain dead today! 3y
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Prairiegirl_reading And by the other two I mean the bone tree and Mississippi blood. Seriously I should just go to bed!!! 3y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa 👍 Smart book mom!! 3y
Andrew65 Some great books here! 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Andrew65 Thank you ! Now if I could just stop buying and get to reading faster 😉 3y
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American War | Omar El Akkad
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Don't know if I'm ready for this but.... I'm diving in head first! 😬

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I adored this book!! At times heartbreaking , then breathtaking ! The description of the Alaskan wilderness was stunning and magical..... Just a beautifully written story❤❤❤

DenaM.Battistone @Prairiegirl_reading thank you so much for this recommendation! I loved it! It was the perfect read for my trip to Arkansas over the weekend! 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Yay!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!! 3y
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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HELP!! Taking a trip, while my husband does the driving, means I get hours and hours of reading in!! So excited for a family wedding in Little Rock this weekend! Which book/ books to take for the 14 hour drive ( one way)??? I got my list down to these four which was really hard to do!! Suggestions are welcome!!! I'll be taking at least two! Thank you in advance ❤❤. This is way more difficult then choosing my dress for the wedding! 😂

Prairiegirl_reading I loved the Snow Child and the girl who drank the moon. Haven't read the other two. 3y
Prairiegirl_reading They gave Marlena a huge stamp of approval on all the books podcast today. I say take them all. 3y
DenaM.Battistone @Prairiegirl_reading ... I do plan on taking The Snow Child for sure! I know most of the reviews on Marlena were really good too so that's definitely a contender! Of course, today I get home from work and I have a sweet little package waiting with two new books! I think I'm with you! Just take them all ! 😬 3y
Prairiegirl_reading Can't go wrong that way! 😉☺️ 3y
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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Wonderfully imaginative read! When I started Uprooted, I thought I knew where it was going. I soon found I HAD NO IDEA!! The writing is so good!! ❤❤❤.

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Started tonight!

DenaM.Battistone Finished in January! This book was INCREDIBLE! What lengths would a mother go to in order to protect her unborn child during the Holocaust? Not only protect, but hide the very fact she's pregnant because letting it be known would mean death... Or worse.. Wendy Holden so eloquently tells this true story! She writes in such a way that you will feel, taste and smell what these women went through. Your heart will break and then it will sore!! ❤️ 3y
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Enchanting read❤️!

MrBook Welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay 😊👍🏻. 3y
DenaM.Battistone Thank you so much! I'm sure that I will.. So far I'm loving it :) 3y
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