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EastWind76

Joined December 2018

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A Curse So Dark and Lonely | Brigid Kemmerer
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This book was beautiful! I especially loved that the primary character had CP and was such a strong, confident woman. ❤ The hard part now will be waiting for the sequel in January!

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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Excited to start this one as a buddy read with @Butterflyamore !

Butterflyamore We might be able to do Educated, too! My hold came in. I‘ve bit off more than I can chew 😂 but I‘m so excited to start this, too. 3mo
EastWind76 @Butterflyamore I just finished Educated... so, so good!! 3mo
Butterflyamore @EastWind76 I thought you might say that! Haha! Well, we can talk about once I am able to get to it - which I‘ll need to do soon because I‘m sure, with so many holds, that I won‘t be able to renew! 3mo
EastWind76 @Butterflyamore we don't have to read at the exact same time to buddy read... we'll just enjoy discussing once we're both done! 😁 3mo
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The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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Complex characters and moral quagmires? Yes, please!

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Educated: A Memoir | Tara Westover
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This book took my breath away. While not all of the specifics were the same, there were enough similarities to my own upbringing to be quite cathartic as I cried my way through this book. I can't recommend it highly enough... all the stars and all the thumbs up!

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A wonderful sequel that fulfilled all of the promise of the first book... I hope she writes more books set in this world!

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Strange the Dreamer | Laini Taylor
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A beautifully written book with an unusual premise and complex cast of characters. Five stars!

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Fire Watch | Connie Willis
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It's always hard to rate a book of short stories... a couple of these I absolutely loved, a few more I liked, a couple were meh, and one left me feeling ill. So I'm giving it a 3.5 stars. The titular story is set in the Oxford Time Travel world and deserved 5 stars, but I'm going with my average for the whole book.

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Howl's Moving Castle | Diana Jones
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I saw the movie some years back and was pretty confused about what was going on, but the book makes things much clearer! 😂

rretzler I enjoyed the book - haven‘t continued with the series yet though. 4mo
EastWind76 @rretzler I'm really enjoying it! 4mo
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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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I've been on a streak of really good books lately, so I'm hoping this will fit right in with them!

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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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My book club is having an amazing ladies' weekend in Galena, Illinois this weekend... of course we all brought books, so I just started this one!

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All Clear | Connie Willis
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This author is brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I now want to read every book she has ever written. ❤

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Wolf-speaker | Tamora Pierce
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I've been on a bit of a Tamora Pierce binge lately, though slightly out of order, first reading the two "Trickster" books, then going back to read the Lioness series, and now the Immortals (Daine) series. Fun, easy reads and some good high fantasy, as well!

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Blackout | Connie Willis
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This is going to be a long day waiting for results from a biopsy, but at least I have a good book!

rretzler Here‘s hoping it‘s good news! 🤞🏻 And I agree, the book is marvelous! 5mo
Laura317 Praying biopsy has good results. 5mo
EastWind76 @rretzler @Laura317 Biopsy result was good news! Yay!! 5mo
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EastWind76 @Laura317 sooo relieved!! 5mo
rretzler Fantastic! Great news! 5mo
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Trickster's Queen | Tamora Pierce
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Trying to keep up with my little guys and get some reading done, too! 😂

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Trickster's Choice | Tamora Pierce
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Life happened all over the place for a couple of weeks here, so I'm a bit behind on my monthly reading goal, but I'm nearly done with this fun fantasy and looking forward to starting the sequel!

sebrittainclark I love Tamora Pierce 5mo
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Feeling pretty meh over my last few reads (including a couple of bails). I'm hoping this will be a nice palate-cleanser before I read my book club selection and then decide if I want to start a new series.

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The Magicians: A Novel | Lev Grossman
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I just couldn't get into that last book (100-Year-Old Man), so I bailed. I'm really excited about this one, though, because I love the show!

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So far, a fun read!

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City of Bones | Cassandra Clare
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So far I'm not terribly impressed... a bit too heavy on the teen angsty tropes (plus a heroine constantly doing idiotic things, presumably to move the plot), but I find the concept interesting and I have the whole series, so I'll at least finish this book before I decide whether or not to bail on the series.

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Taking the car to the mechanic's shop today to get a tire fixed, but at least they have comfortable seats there, so I'll bring my book and get some reading done!

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Here Kitty Kitty | Jardine Libaire
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I asked Balerion to help me choose my next book to read... he was not interested. 😂

rretzler 😻 6mo
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I've heard such great things about this book! My current goal is to read an average of 11 books per month, and I just finished #55, so maybe I can get ahead a little bit... 😉

TheBookAddict 🙌🏽 you can do it! I love the bookmark as well. 😻 6mo
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The Lace Reader: A Novel | Brunonia Barry
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It's a good night to pile on the blankets and read a mysterious book...

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Surprise Me | Sophie Kinsella
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Just got an email notice that this one is due back on Tuesday, so I'm slipping it in before the next book I had planned to read.

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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I got this one for Christmas... excited to finally read it!

wen4blu It's been on my tbr for ages! 6mo
EastWind76 @wen4blu I'm really enjoying it, so far! 6mo
SW-T I really liked it 😊 6mo
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Look Again | Lisa Scottoline
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My first book by this author. Hoping I like it, because I have a few more of her books on my shelf!

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I'm chaperoning a zoo trip for my kids' school today, so I'll probably rest up with this tonight. 😁

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A good audiobook makes even Chicago traffic more bearable!

hes7 So true! 6mo
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Mitford books are like chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes: comfort food. 😁

Christinak Years ago my mother in law gave me the Mitford cookbook - I finally made Esther‘s orange marmalade cake for Easter. It was divine! 6mo
EastWind76 @Christinak it sounds so good! I would love to try it, but not sure I want to actually make it! 😂 6mo
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Llama Llama Red Pajama | Anna Dewdney
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My little guy tried to smuggle his llama friends to school in his backpack this morning... we had some real llama drama when he got busted! 😂

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A nasty bout of insomnia last night gave me a chance to finish book 48 for the year! According to my "system," I should read a non-fiction selection next, but I'm really in the mood for a thriller, so my system can wait for this one that has been lingering in my TBR for quite a while.

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Britt-Marie Was Here | Fredrik Backman
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A busy weekend kept me from finishing To Say Nothing of the Dog until tonight, but it was very fun (and completely different from the well-wriiten but emotionally taxing Doomsday Book), so I think I'm going to order some more books by Connie Willis!
In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy visiting with Britt-Marie again... she was quite the character in My Grandmother Asked Me...

wanderinglynn I read Britt-Marie last year, but just now listening to the audio book of My Grandmother. I wondered if it was the same character. 6mo
EastWind76 @wanderinglynn it is! She's something else, isn't she?? 6mo
wanderinglynn Yes she is! 6mo
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Book Love | Debbie Tung
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This was fun and sweet, a nice, easy read between playing with my kids and getting them into bed. 😄

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Wow, two bails in a row... yikes! I have high hopes for this one, though... I absolutely loved the first book in the series!

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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Funny, I bought this at a little bookstore near Amherst... I didn't realize until I started it that it's set in that area!

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I have a bunch of Jodi Picoult books to read this year!

Clwojick I bought a huge stack of her book from the thrift store, and I still have like 8-10 to read 😅 7mo
EastWind76 @Clwojick a couple of years ago my book club reas one of her books, and I loved it, so I've been collecting them anytime I see one at a used book store... so this is the year I actually read them! 😂 7mo
Clwojick My favourites so far have been Handle with Care and The Perfect Match. (edited) 7mo
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The Undomestic Goddess | Sophie Kinsella
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Too many heavy feels this week, so I'm reading something fun and fluffy!

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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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What a week for fictional feels... caught up on The Magicians season finale on Monday (still processing that one), then saw Avengers Endgame, and I just finished the incredible Throne of Glass series. Wow. And I guess the Big Battle is coming on Game of Thrones this weekend. 😶 So don't mind me while I'm over here processing and nursing my book hangover! Oh, and now I need to pick my next book... ;)

GondorGirl You might need to read something light after all that heavy stuff! 7mo
EastWind76 @GondorGirl yes!! I think I'm going to read something very fluffy next!! 7mo
Readerbear89 @EastWind76 how is the Throne of Glass series? It‘s on my to-read list...any good? 7mo
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EastWind76 @Readerbear89 I loved it! The first book makes you think it's more of a light YA fic series, but this is meaty high fantasy with some real depth to it! 7mo
Readerbear89 @EastWind76 awesome! thank you for letting me know...😃 I look forward to reading it! 7mo
sudi So many deaths this weekend 😰 7mo
EastWind76 @Readerbear89 I hope you like it! 7mo
EastWind76 @sudi I'm a mess!!! 😭😭😭 7mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Today would have been my dad's 75th birthday, but he died in 2001. I'm feeling emotional today, but when i saw the dedication at the beginning of this book, I cried:
For my parents - who taught me to believe that girls can save the world.
Thanks to my dad, who did the same. ❤

wanderinglynn 💜 {hugs} I lost my dad in 2010. I understand how you feel. 7mo
rretzler 💕 7mo
Megabooks Big hug! 💕💕 7mo
CouronneDhiver 😘😘 7mo
CarolynM 💕 7mo
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Kingdom of Ash | Sarah J. Maas
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Book 7, the final installment in the series... I have a feeling I'm going to have a serious book hangover when I finish this one!

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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Life got in the way of reading this weekend, so I'm catching up today!

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Tower of Dawn | Sarah J Maas
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Empire of Storms ended on quite the cliffhanger... BUT... Tower of Dawn goes backwards and sideways to follow the parallel storyline of a couple of characters who broke off from the main group at the end of Queen of Shadows. @Purrsistently warned me that I would want to just skip ahead to the next book, but I should not do it, so I'm controlling myself... barely!

Purrsistently This one gets sooo good 7mo
EastWind76 @Purrsistently I'm enjoying the story, but it's hard to just put the events at the end of EoS on hold like that! 😳 7mo
Purrsistently @EastWind76 yesss😬😬😬😬😬😬 7mo
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Purrsistently I was also afraid to read KOA and took my time though. I didn't want it to end❤️ 7mo
EastWind76 @Purrsistently I'm going to have such a bad book hangover when it's done! 7mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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I can't remember who posted the link for these bookmarks, but they are beautiful and I love them!! BiblioBelleBoutique.etsy.com
Use the code Booklover10 for 10% off...

Stacy_31 They're so pretty! 7mo
EastWind76 @Stacy_31 so pretty! I love them!! 7mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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If you like high fantasy, complex characters, and/or female empowerment, do yourself a favor and read this series!

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J. Maas
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Oh, my goodness, I am LOVING this series!

Slajaunie Loved it as well! 7mo
CrowCAH I noticed your profile pic; so you sail? Or just love sailing vessels? I for one am enamored with tall ships; I am after all a pirate. This summer is the Tall Ship Challenge in the Great Lakes; have you heard of it? 7mo
EastWind76 @CrowCAH I haven't heard of that! I just love tall ships, and my profile picture is the boat I got my screen name from, the schooner Eastwind. :) 7mo
CrowCAH @EastWind76 oh neat! My favorite tall ship is the US Brig Niagara https://www.flagshipniagara.org/us-brig-niagara/flagship-niagara-about/ She‘ll be at the Tall Ship Celebration in Bay City, MI; I‘m attending two days this year! 🥰 7mo
EastWind76 @CrowCAH that sounds fun! 7mo
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My favorite quote from Lewis. So true!

TheSpineView Yes! 7mo
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The Silver Chair | C. S. Lewis
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1. I Swear - All-4-One
2. Cusp of Cancer and Leo
3. C.S. Lewis
4. @Traci1

EastWind76 @Butterflyamore sorry, I didn't see it until Thursday! 😉 7mo
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Heir of Fire | Sarah J Maas
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Some great twists and turns on this story!

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Crown of Midnight | Sarah J. Maas
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Book 2 of the Throne of Glass series... really enjoyed the first one, so I'm excited to see where the story goes from here!

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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So excited to finally start this series!

annahenke It‘s so good‘ 7mo
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