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EclecticBookLover

EclecticBookLover

Joined October 2016

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/6964028-ashley Storygraph: eclecticbooklover
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Looking forward to finally diving in to this beautiful book! I tried to follow the web version, but I couldn't focus enough.

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Petty: The Biography | Warren Zanes
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My snow day reads. Enjoying the last few days with the Christmas decorations up. #wanderingthroughwutheringheights #pemberlittens

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Thank you @Littlewolf1 for the #littlechristmasswap! I can't wait to read the book. Choclate covered pretzels are one of my favorites! The avacado card is so cute!!! 😍

Thank you @bookish_wookish for hosting!

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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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I've had this copy of Wuthering Heights for years. I picked it up from a cart outside The Strand. Now I'll finally get to read it as part of the #WanderingThroughWutheringHeights chapter a day. I love the note on the bookplate. 😊 @Crinoline_Laphroaig

Crinoline_Laphroaig Love it!😍 2w
Leftcoastzen That‘s cool ! 2w
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New Year's Resolutions | New York Times
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Came across this challenge and I'm looking forward to it in addition to my yearly reading goal. I'm hoping to clear out some of my TBR with a focus on books I already own. #beathebacklist #beatthebacklist2022

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I didn't post as they arrived, so here's the big finish. 😁☃️🎄 #holidaycardswap

Thanks for hosting @LibrarianRyan!

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Combination anniversary/birthday/Christmas. Needless to say it's been a very bookish holiday season for me. 😁

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Wasn't expecting this one to come in so soon, but im looking forward to it!

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What Happens in Paradise | Elin Hilderbrand
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Reached my goal with the tagged book! Looking forward to how many more I can squeeze in before the end of the year.

Avanders 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
aroc Jealous! 1mo
aroc Congratulations! 1mo
EclecticBookLover @aroc you can do it! 😁 1mo
aroc Ha! I'm not even close! Hoping to hit 50! 1mo
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Mehso-so

The romance seemed trite. It was great to read a holiday romance novel that wasn't Christmas oriented and learn some things, but I found the "big miss" to drag too much. The lack of communication between the main characters was incredibly frustrating. If this wasn't an audiobook I probably would have given it a pan.

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Listening to the tagged book and writing out cards for the #holidaycardswap #cardswap

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Giant Days Vol. 7 | John Allison
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Pickpick

I love these girls. Such a fun series, great characters, fantastic artwork.

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Looking forward to participating again this year! Such a fun swap! #holidaycardswap #cardswap

@LibrarianRyan

LibrarianRyan thanks 2mo
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Trying to get back in the groove with some graphic novels and a book about binge-worthy TV. Gotta love the library! #bookhaul

ravenlee Some good looking choices there. I loved Mooncakes! 2mo
EclecticBookLover @ravenlee I've been looking forward to it! 2mo
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I am Rosa Parks | Brad Meltzer
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I NEVER post something like this, but this is outrageous and appalling. I'm sure many people on Litsy have seen the CNN story about the York, PA school district. If anyone wants to contribute to get thes books into the students hands, here are two ways. Unbelievable. 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Traci1 How is it the 21st century, and there are still people banning books?? 😒 4mo
EclecticBookLover @Traci1 it's still a thing unfortunately 😔 4mo
Laughterhp Wow, this is crazy. Why ban a book about history? Like this happened.. 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I just saw that you shared this! I'm an alumni of the school district, and one of the two women Brad Meltzer mentions, JJ Sheffer, is an old friend of mine! Frustrating to see a similar thing happen in TX now. 1mo
EclecticBookLover @4thhouseontheleft it's happening all over sadly. I believe they ended up reversing the decision. I'm glad there are people like your friend to bring attention to what's happening. 1mo
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Sword of Destiny | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Changing things up a bit and switching to this as my lunchtime read. Gotta prep for season 2 🤗

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Brief Cases | Jim Butcher
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Finishing up some personalizes wedding presents. Then back to my own projects, which, I never seem to get around to. 🙃

#audiostitching
#DresdenFiles

wanderinglynn Super cute stitching project! 5mo
EclecticBookLover @wanderinglynn thanks! Found it on Etsy. 😊 5mo
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Dragging out spending time in Bon Temps as long as I can. Reading this at work while I listen to Bone Crossed by Patrica Briggs on my commute which I started while in the middle of listening to Brief Cases by Jim Butcher. Plus I'm reading Centerstage by Michael Kay at home at night. Too many books at once? 😅 #bookishproblems

YummyLibrarian No such thing! 5mo
EclecticBookLover @YummyLibrarian no there isn't! 😆 The audiobooks really messed everything up for me! I didn't expect the Mercy Thompson book to come in so soon fast. 5mo
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Iron Kissed | Patricia Briggs
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Doing some #audiostitching on this cloudy Saturday. Moving on from Sookie Stackhouse to Mercy Thompson. #urbanfantasy #audiobooks

wanderinglynn I love Mercy! One of my fave authors. I also love her Alpha & Omega series. And your project looks fun! 5mo
EclecticBookLover @wanderinglynn thanks! The part I'm working on now is Stitch. It will say Ohana above both of them when it's done 😊 Mercy is really good! I plan on getting to Alpha and Omega at some point. 5mo
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Sometimes you just need to hang out with some vampires, werewolves, fairies, and everybody's favorite telepathic barmaid.

Traci1 These books are my go-to rereads when i need a pick me up. 5mo
EclecticBookLover @Traci1 Right! They are just what I need right now. 5mo
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Big Summer: A Novel | Jennifer Weiner
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I am loving this book. Just the palette refresh I need. I read HungrybHeart by Jennifer Weiner and lived it, but I haven't read any of her fiction. I haven't be this excited about a book in a long time. Iooking forward to diving into the rest of Weiner's blacklist. Plus I love the cover artwork.

Scochrane26 My favorites by her are Good in Bed and Little Earthquakes. I haven‘t read all her books but have read these at least twice. 8mo
EclecticBookLover @Scochrane26 I'll have to check them out! I just read that Mindy Kaling is going to be in and I think produce Good in Bed. 8mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells

I'm going to have to skip this month's #bookspin and #bookspinbingo. My reading has been a bit haphazard lately and in some cases non-existent. Time to take a break and regroup! @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks No worries!! If you want, I can keep you on the tag list for June? 9mo
EclecticBookLover @TheAromaofBooks Sounds good! Thank you 😊 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Hopefully May is a month of rejuvenation!!! 9mo
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Anne of Ingleside | L.M. Montgomery
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Catching up on my chapter a day! I can't believe how much time has passed between this book and the previous one! #Kindredspiritsbuddyread

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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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Late posting, but im still participating! @TheAromaofBooks #bookspin #bookspinbingo

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I posted the numbers this morning, so you should be set!!! 10mo
EclecticBookLover @TheAromaofBooks got them, thank you! 10mo
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The Queen's Weapons | Anne Bishop
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Last year when the pandemic hit, one of the first books I read was The Queen's Bargain by Anne Bishop and it was so nice to revisit a familiar world. It brought me out of my reading rut. Black Jewels is one of my favorite series and while the original trilogy is still tge best, I love to see the stories continue for these characters. 😊

ShelleyBooksie So jelly! 10mo
EclecticBookLover @ShelleyBooksie it came out Tuesday! Im so excited to start it! 10mo
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I loved this. I had the pleasure of meeting Ngozi Ukazu at Book Expo when the first book came out. I Steppend into her autograph line after seeing the cover. I loved the first book and I loved this one too. It took a little while for me to get into, but it was just as good and heartwarming as the first. #bookspinbingo #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 10mo
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Bingo Love | Tee Franklin
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My March #bookspinbingo board. Lots of good books to read this month ☘🍀 @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Looks great!!! 11mo
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Bingo! | Rosemary Wells
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March's list ready to go! #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 11mo
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Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
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I got a bingo and finished my #doublespin. Those are pretty much the only good things I can say about this book. I would DNF'd it long ago, buti actually bought the book so I was determined to get my money's worth. The pace didn't pick up until about pg 270 and didn't get really good until the last 75 pages or so. I know lots of people love this, but for me it was just flat. #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least you got a bingo!!! 11mo
Hooked_on_books I can feel your pain of working through this by your knowing exactly which page it picks up on! 😆 I see myself in this post the times I‘ve forced myself to keep reading a book I‘m not enjoying. I feel you! 11mo
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I finished all of these over the 3-day weekend. I had started everything except Ghosts which I started and finished yesterday. All were picks and I loved each for a different reason. Ghosts was haunting & not a typical celebrity memoir. It really is exactly as the title describes with a sprinkling of what it's like to be an actor. Cosy and Anne were the warm blankets I needed this weekend & Follies was fun & transported me to ranch life in OK.

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My Valentine's and Galentine's gifts. Forbidden Hollywood is from my husband and the tagged book is from @aroc and I can't wait to dive into it!

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Once and Future Witches | Alix E Harrow
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Working my way through this one for #bookspinbingo. I'm intrigued, I'm just not sure where everything is going.

Linsy I‘ve been curious about that one. Would love to know your thoughts when you‘re done! 11mo
EclecticBookLover @Linsy definitely! So far I find it a bit slow in the beginning, but there's enough to keep me interested to keep going. 11mo
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So the picture is the actual book. I think the tagged book was an earlier version. This was a gorgeous book. Stunning pictures and some nice commentary on the photography as well as Terry O'Neill's work. #bookspin for January--finished just in time. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 12mo
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February's #bookspinbingo list!

Forgot to tag @TheAromaofBooks !

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I just posted the numbers!! 11mo
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Anne of Windy Poplars | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Snow day called for tomorrow! You can just see it through the window.. first big snow of the season. Here are my plans for the next two days. 😊🌨❄⛄

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Had a half day at work and spent the afternoon doing some retail therapy. Very happy with my #bookhaul. Got everything I was looking for plus, an unexpected find. Looking forward to my TBR for February!

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1. Not a recent read, but I have a great one for any time I bail on a book. "Time to Move On" by Tom Petty
2. See the pics! My Beauty and the Beast book sleeve, my new Baby Yoda Read bookmarks, and my 3D printed READ book business card holder. And of course so much more.
3. I've never thought about, but as long as the character is well written I'll read any age.

Thanks for the tag @EadieB and

Tagging @aroc @Megabooks @vkois88

@eggs

Eggs Love # 1 ! Love your book merch too! Thanks for playing 📚🎶👏🏻👍🏼 12mo
EadieB You're welcome! Thanks for playing! Love your answers! 12mo
Megabooks Thanks for the tag! 12mo
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The perfect Sunday read. Took this out from my library and very quickly realized I needed to own this book. Luckily, it was a $1.99 on Kindle. Loving this so far!

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1. Not yet!
2. I use Goodreads and I've started using The Story Graph
3. The Song of the Lioness Quartet and any other Tortall books by Tamora Pierce! I heard one is in the works, who knows if it will happen.

Thanks for the tag @Eggs

#wondrouswednesday

Tagging @aroc @Texreader @MilesnMelodies

Eggs I‘ve heard great things about StoryGraph. Thanks for playing 😉👍🏼📚 12mo
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Anna Karenina: A Novel in Eight Parts | Leo Nikolayevich 1828-1910 Tolstoy
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I'm a bit behind, but I'm not pushing myself too hard. There's something very soothing about reading this before bed. #chunksterchallenge2021

Amiable There‘s no rush and no set deadline—just the goal to finish! Every page counts. 🙂 12mo
aroc Hmmm... maybe because it's boring and puts you to sleep? 😘 12mo
EclecticBookLover @aroc haha you know my history with this book. Its not boring so far, but there's so much to take in. Im determined to finishbit this year! 12mo
aroc @EclecticBookLover we will pip the bubbly when you finish! 🍾 12mo
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Love | Roddy Doyle
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Little late, but still fun!

1. Food shopping
2. Cheese and crackers
3. Before bed, but thats hasn't been happening lately 😕

@cupcake12

Cupcake12 I love Brie on crackers 😋 Thank you for playing x 12mo
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Love | Roddy Doyle
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@wen4blu thank you so much for the #littlechristmasswap! I can't wait to read Love, its been on my list for some time. The chocolates smell so good and look delicious! I can't wait to have some. 😊

Thank you @bookish_wookish for organizing. Such a fun swap!

bookish_wookish Looks good! 12mo
wen4blu You will have to let me know what you think of the book. It looked so interesting I almost bought a copy for myself! I hope you enjoy. 12mo
EclecticBookLover @wen4blu I definitely will! 😊 12mo
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StayCurious great job!! 12mo
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TheAromaofBooks Nice!!! 12mo
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#bookspinbingo really helped me read more than normal this year and I'm looking forward to some other challenges to help me meet my goal this year. I'm really going to try to read at least a fiction, non-fiction, and a graphic novel each month this year. I also want to read more of the books I own. Here's to 2021!
#chunksterchallenge2021 #LitsyAtoZ #Kindredspiritsbuddyread

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Anna Karenina: A Novel in Eight Parts | Leo Nikolayevich 1828-1910 Tolstoy
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All set for #chunksterchallenge2021. I'm determined this will be the year I finish this book.

Scochrane26 I made it through this one a couple of years ago, but it was a chore. 13mo
EclecticBookLover @Scochrane26 It's a tough one! I'm so glad the version im reading has a list of characters and their various names to help keep me on track 🤣 13mo
melissajayne That‘s a good book 13mo
Amiable @EclecticBookLover I‘m interested to see your thoughts and progress through this one—it‘s on my list for a future Chunkster Challenge! 12mo
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661 points! The baking sure helped. Watched the above on Christmas day. #wintergames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious

StayCurious Great job! 13mo
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It was definitely a bookish Christmas! #wintergames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

monkeygirlsmama Love the HP cover!!
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EclecticBookLover @monkeygirlsmama its a new edition with lots of illustrations and features like Harry's letter 😊 13mo
monkeygirlsmama @EclecticBookLover Sweet! It seems they keep coming out with new editions and I haven't even completed my original collection yet (despite having read them all). lol 13mo
EclecticBookLover @monkeygirlsmama I know! This will give me 4 different versions of the first book 😆 13mo
monkeygirlsmama @EclecticBookLover 😆 That's awesome! And, hey, you can never have too much of a good thing. Well, almost never anyways. 😜 Enjoy!!! 13mo
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Finished my #bookspinbingo for December! I love holiday music and the stories behind the songs, etc. This was very dry though. Interesting chronicle of modern day holiday music (40s-early 90s), but not very narrative. Counts as my 3rd completed book for #dashingdecember #wintersolsticereadthon meaning I met my goal of three books! Woohoo! Finished The Duke and I as a re-read for Bridgerton. @TheAromaofBooks #wintergames2020 #ReadNosedReindeer

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 13mo
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monkeygirlsmama Brilliant! 13mo
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