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EvieBee

EvieBee

Joined September 2016

INFj. Dog Mom. Traveler. 🎒✈️🧳 🏰
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Pickpick

I agreed nearly wholeheartedly with Montell‘s observations. As people make a mass exodus from organized religion, it stands to reason that they‘re going to try to fill that spiritual need elsewhere.

Also, can we talk about MLM and Direct Selling companies? It‘s why I quit social media. #hoopla

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5feet.of.fury MLMs we‘re definitely rabid in my social network until a hand full of years ago. Lularoe, colorstreet, pampered chef, beach body… bleh 3d
EvieBee @5feet.of.fury Yes! My family have been in them since the 70s. ALL of them. There are a lot of products that I really like, I just want to be able to place an order and be done with it. I don‘t need people selling to me and I don‘t want to join. 🤣 3d
5feet.of.fury @EvieBee oh yes, Mary Kay tried to get me in after I ordered at my friends party and they didn‘t even give me part of my order. Shadyyyy. Although, like, I feel like I need some Tupperware. Where‘s the Tupperware people at? 3d
EvieBee @5feet.of.fury Tupperware is one of my obsessions; I like collecting vintage pieces. I sometimes find them and old Pyrex dishes at antique malls in St Louis. 3d
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This is my third time reading this…last time was in 2008. It was definitely before I acquired this anniversary edition. It‘s so amazingly good, but it sure is a dark horse.

Daisey This is on my list to reread in October, and I‘m looking forward to it! 6d
EvieBee @Daisey Fall is the perfect time for this, right?! 4d
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Remote Sympathy | Catherine Chidgey
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It ain‘t Munich but it‘ll do for now. I am having a serious vacation hangover—discontented with my small Missouri town! I considered bringing this on vacation but now glad I saved it for my return. Let‘s do it! #currentlyreading

Addison_Reads I recently read this one and I think it will probably stay one of my top reads of the year. I look forward to seeing what you think. Happy Reading! 😁 2w
sarahbellum I just got back from Maui and I feel you on the vacation hangover! 😩😩😩 2w
EvieBee @Addison_Reads Oooh. I can already see why! 2w
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EvieBee @sarahbellum I REALLY love Maui! That‘s a toughie. 🏝 🏄🏼‍♀️ 2w
Tamra Vacation blues are tough. 😒 Grass always seems greener on the other side. 2w
EvieBee @Tamra it sure does! I always come home and look at the resident requirements. Could I realistically move here? Then I start decluttering to keep the dream alive. (edited) 3d
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If you‘re able to hang in until the 45% mark, then you‘re golden when it comes to this book. Stashower spent the first half acquainting us with Elliot Ness, one of the “Untouchables” in American‘s Prohibition era.
He stumbles into the role as top dog in the law enforcement team that will eventually take on The Torso Murders.
As a #truecrime aficionado, I don‘t why I didn‘t know about these. They were gruesome!

⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

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Can we take a moment to acknowledge how “dark and depraved” this book is thus far?! But I can‘t stop! If you thought the Black Dahlia was fascinating, imagine a slew of bodies brutalized in unimaginable ways. #currentlyreading

jlhammar I was curious about this one. Sounds good! 2w
EvieBee @jlhammar It‘s interesting! I‘m enjoying the audio book. 2w
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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What a book, and one I‘m positive deserves a rereading! Speechless. Am I in the minority about the ending seeming kind of perfect for an imperfect situation? 😩😩

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Ruthiella Did you know this was based on a real event? I loved this book -which based on the blurb would be a story I would normally avoid. The ending (not the epilogue) was a gut punch. (edited) 3w
CoffeeAndABook It‘s been years since I read this book and it‘s still with me, lingering in my mind for it‘s superb storytelling and gut punch ending. Wow. On another note - cheers 🍻 or rather Prost!! looks like you‘re in Munich at just the right time!! 😃 3w
RebelReader Still my favorite Patchett book! 3w
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Sophronisba @RebelReader mine too! Nothing else she's written has measured up for me. 3w
EvieBee @Ruthiella I remember hearing it was loosely based on true events but then spent the rest of this morning/afternoon reading all out it and Peru‘s crazy political and social unrest. Adds so much depth to the book. I so love this book!!! It feels like when I was late to A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility. My heart hurts. (edited) 3w
EvieBee @CoffeeAndABook Gah, it really is so good! I realized as I was describing it to my husband that the author tells us how it will end but as a reader we choose to forget that and live in the moment. Munich was so mind blowing. Was so sad to leave. Today is my first day back. Already planning to rally again in December. Germany is grand!!! 😆😆💕💕 3w
EvieBee @RebelReader I‘m almost certain this is my favorite of hers in fiction. I love her memoir Truth and Beauty but you‘re right, nothing really compares to this one. 3w
EvieBee @Sophronisba Yes!! It‘s like where do you even go from here? 3w
rwmg Yes, it couldn't really have ended any other way but it was still devastating when it did. I didn't really like the epilogue, though 3w
CarolynM I‘m with you about the end. It worked for me. (edited) 3w
EvieBee @rwmg Completely devastating! 2w
EvieBee @CarolynM I also understood why the epilogue fit. It was poetic to me. 2w
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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I spent two weeks trying to figure out what (2) books to bring to Munich. At the last minute I swapped both books out. So glad I trusted my gut because this book is so good thus far!

BennettBookworm One of my all time faves! 1mo
EvieBee @BennettBookworm I can see why! Can‘t believe I haven‘t read it yet. 1mo
BarbaraBB Enjoy Munich! 1mo
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LeahBergen Enjoy your trip! 1mo
Amandajoy I love this book. Except the epilogue. If I ever get around to rereading it, I‘ll stop before I get there. 1mo
mcctrish Enjoy Munich ( we went at Christmas time and enjoyed it so much) and Bel Canto ( pretty sure I devoured it ) 1mo
EvieBee @barbarabb @LeahBergen @mcctrish Thank you! 😘 (edited) 4w
EvieBee @Amandajoy oh no! I‘m intrigued! 4w
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This was good! I definitely want to read more about the WWII theater in North Africa, where Josephine did a lot of spying. *The author read the audiobook and he wasn‘t great. Something to consider. 😩*

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The close of summer seemed like a good time to finally pick this up. What a treat, and not at all what I‘d envisioned. Fu‘s a poet, so her prose is lyrical and erudite.

The overarching theme was how traumatic events in our formative years can reverberate throughout the rest of our lives. I loved the way Fu structured the novel to highlight that point.

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The Light Years | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Just now getting around to my book journal, and thought I‘d share a pic. The following is an excerpt from PM Chamberlain‘s war address in September 1939:

“…For it is evil things that we shall be fighting against, brute force, bad faith, injustice, oppression and persecution. And against I am certain that the right will prevail.”

LiteraryinLawrence How beautiful! 2mo
EvieBee @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you, Allison! 💕 2mo
JamieArc I love your aesthetic taste. It makes me happy 🌞 2mo
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Suet624 Wow. That's gorgeous. 2mo
BarbaraBB So beautifully done 😍 2mo
EvieBee @JamieArc Aww, thank you! ❤️ 2mo
EvieBee @Suet624 @BarbaraBB Thank you so much! 💜💜 2mo
MaureenMc Gorgeous! 😍 2mo
EvieBee @MaureenMc Thank Maureen! 💜 2mo
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If you were to ask what books I most “enjoy,” I‘d say well-executed books like this. Although most families are uniquely dysfunctional, I find it cathartic when I can relate, in whatever small way, to other people. I long for connection, even if simply to acknowledge that we made it, despite how difficult it was.

Highly recommend. I know I‘ll be thinking about it for a long time to come.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ½

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I think this is becoming a habit. Payday. Bookstore. Taphouse Slushie. 😆

JenReadsAlot Love it! 2mo
LeahBergen A great habit to have! 2mo
quietjenn I can think of far worse habits 🙂 2mo
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Leftcoastzen I think it‘s a great idea ! 2mo
Aims42 I love this as a Friday tradition!! I‘m celebrating in spirit 😁🍷📖 2mo
ncsufoxes That is a habit I could totally get on board with. Enjoy! 2mo
Tamra Looks like a lovely habit! 2mo
Ruthiella Sounds heavenly! 2mo
KatieB This sounds like an interesting book. My first thought was that it was related to Schindler‘s list but maybe not? 2mo
5feet.of.fury Yum! 2mo
Cinfhen I stand with you 🙌🏻❣️Sounds and looks perfect 🤩 and book has me intrigued!! 2mo
batsy That's my kind of habit 😁 2mo
EvieBee @JenReadsAlot @LeahBergen @quietjenn @leftcoastzen I love that about you all! 😆 (edited) 2mo
EvieBee @Aims42 Yay! I love that! 😆💕 2mo
EvieBee @ncsufoxes Thank you! 💕 2mo
EvieBee @Tamra @Ruthiella @5feet.of.fury Thank you! 😘💕 2mo
EvieBee @KatieB I thought the same thing! Turns out there was an actual cafe in Vienna that embraced people from all walks of life. 2mo
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“Can you imagine a more terrible fate than to have to live up publicly to the legend of a love you don‘t feel? To have to face morning, noon, and night, a middle-aged boy with no other purpose in life than a possessive passion for you?”

Truly awful people that were fun to read about! It was always my impression that they were broke because of the cheap stunts they pulled. Alas, no. They were just greedy! #hoopla

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EvieBee @rubyslippersreads Wow! I hadn‘t heard of Revenge, but it sounds great!! Looking forward to your review. 2mo
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What a great book! I‘ve been in a reading slump or else I think I would have finished this one a long time ago. Instead of a long break in between, I‘m missing the Cazalets and their whole entourage already! I may jump right into the next one.

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CocoReads Pretty cover 3mo
EvieBee @CocoReads Thank you! 3mo
Ruthiella Great photo! This series is on my TBR. 3mo
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Gissy Beautiful edition! 😍I have the old one. It match with the curtains🤗👌 (edited) 3mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella Thanks! I hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 3mo
EvieBee @Gissy Thank you, Gissy! 3mo
MaureenMc Love, love, love this series. 💕 I read the entire series in one year, which I pretty much never do. (I rarely finish series anymore 🤷🏻‍♀️ 2mo
EvieBee @MaureenMc My sentiments exactly—I don‘t usually commit to a series! But like you I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to finish this one this year. 2mo
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No Title | None
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Advice needed! Finally going on our first trip Post COVID! Yay! I pulled Munich out of a hat (literally) and was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for food and/or experiences that are off the beaten path?

JenReadsAlot Enjoy! All I remember from Munich was Oktoberfest! 3mo
RidgewayGirl I lived in Munich between 2013 and 2016 and it was amazing. Definitely go watch the surfers next to the Haus der Kunst and walk around downtown. If you tell me what you‘re interested in, I might be able to give you some ideas. 3mo
RidgewayGirl What do you like to do? I used to live in Munich. I left in 2016, so it‘s been awhile, but it‘s a fantastic city and I can probably give you some ideas if you tell me what you like to do. 3mo
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EvieBee @JenReadsAlot LOL! I heard that‘s an amazing experience. 3mo
EvieBee @RidgewayGirl Oh nice! What a dream. We love food and beer, hiking, kayaking and paddle boarding. 🤔 Bookstores! Bakeries! Parks and picnics. Oh! Live music. Thank you so much for your help! What took you to Munich? (edited) 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved Munich, it‘s good to ask those in the know about where to eat… we hadn‘t a clue and made some poor choices. I hope you get some good recommendations ♥️ 3mo
RidgewayGirl If you like to hike, you are in the best place. There are gorgeous hikes easily accessible with the S-Bahn, like the one up to the Ammersee monastery, where you can break for a traditional Bavarian biergarten meal before hiking back. The radishes are delicious. And central Munich is a great walkable city. There are several branches of Hugendubel bookstore, all have English sections. The ceiling in the store at Fünf Höfe is worth seeing and there‘s (edited) 3mo
RidgewayGirl A lively Italian restaurant where the food is made while you watch called Vapiano nearby. Check out the art exhibitions before you go - Munich has an unbelievably rich selection of art museums with rotating exhibits. The Lenbachhaus is great for German stuff. And save time to sit outddors at a cafe on the Marienplatz and watch the world go by. If doors are open, slip into the courtyard of the city hall, it‘s worth seeing. 3mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts I‘m so glad you loved it! That happened to us on a few trips and I was mad at myself lol! But it‘s part of the experience, right? 😂 3mo
EvieBee @RidgewayGirl Thank you so much for your recommendations. These are all right up my alley. I‘m so excited! If you think of anything else, please drop by again. We have wide varying interests that I‘m sure I didn‘t name half of them. Like when you mentioned the Marienplatz; I love people watching for hours on end! 3mo
Maria514626 Nymphenburg Palace and Gardens are so lovely! Walking around is a visual treat. The architecture is beautiful. I‘m so jealous. I love Munich. 2mo
EvieBee @Maria514626 I will definitely add this to our itinerary. I love things like that! Thank you so much for the recommendation. ❤️ 2mo
Maria514626 You‘re welcome! I‘m swooning looking at that photo. 🥰 2mo
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No Title | None
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I found this Sherlock Holmes greeting card at the bookstore yesterday and thought he‘d make a great bookmark. But he stands up all on his own, so he might hang out here until needed.

jlhammar Love it! 3mo
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Travels in Alaska | John Muir
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Getting the weekend started with an adult slushee and this new book from the bookstore across the street.

Christine I appreciate you matching your slushy to your book. 💙 3mo
HeathHof I second @christine ! Stacking & looking forward to your thoughts on this one! 3mo
diovival Sounds like a nice start to the weekend 🍹 3mo
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EvieBee @Christine Right?! Total coincidence. 3mo
EvieBee @HeathHof I‘ll keep you posted. 😆 3mo
EvieBee @diovival Definitely! Good to see you! 3mo
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The Light Years | Elizabeth Jane Howard
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Finally making some good progress in this one. It‘s so good!! Hoping to finish this weekend.

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Remarkably Bright Creatures | Shelby Van Pelt
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I had so much fun with this book! I kept putting it off because I knew I‘d love it and wanted to be in the right frame of mind for it.

Glad I opted for the audiobook because it was phenom. Will be adding a copy to my library.

🐙🐙🐙🐙🐙

wanderinglynn Sounds intriguing. Stacked! 3mo
EvieBee @wanderinglynn So good! Hope you like it. (edited) 3mo
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As a book nerd, it feels strange to realize I‘ve never owned a pair of bookends. 🤔

I present my very first, courtesy of a Tuesday Morning 4th of July sale! I love🍍! Testing them out as a small TBR/books in progress shelf.

SRWCF Very pretty. What a score! 3mo
jlhammar Lovely! 3mo
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Ruthiella Beautiful! 😍 3mo
Liz_M Well, if you've completely filled all the bookshelves, bookends aren't necessary 😂😂😂 3mo
batsy So pretty! 3mo
LeahBergen Pretty! 3mo
EvieBee @Liz_M LOL! I‘ve never had the luxury of free shelf space. I‘ve always had more books than shelf real estate 😆 A good problem to have, I think? 🤓 3mo
Tera66 Your shelves look great! Love the book ends! 3mo
Megabooks Very cute!! Love Tuesday Morning! 3mo
DivineDiana I love them! 💖 3mo
EvieBee @Tera66 @Megabooks @DivineDiana Thank you! 🍍🤗💕 3mo
UwannaPublishme So cool! Yay Tuesday Morning! Did you find some stationery there too? They have the best stuff. 3mo
BkClubCare Pineapples! 🍍 3mo
EvieBee @UwannaPublishme I didn‘t find any stationery on that visit but I‘ll have to go back Lol! 3mo
EvieBee @BkClubCare 🏝❤️ 3mo
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This hotel has a lot of book inspired art. I‘d decorate my dining room just like this conference room.

Kappadeemom Very cool! 3mo
BarbaraBB It‘s gorgeous 😍 3mo
squirrelbrain Lovely! 💕 3mo
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mrp27 Very neat! 3mo
LeahBergen Gorgeous! 3mo
BiblioLitten Wow! Stunning🤩 3mo
Maria514626 Oh my! That‘s amazing. Swoon! 3mo
BookNAround Color me jealous of this beauty! 3mo
Amiable That‘s gorgeous! 3mo
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How‘s this for a last minute hotel stay? I chose yellow from the primary color palette. Going to jump in the tub with a book now. 🌞

Librariana Looks like a magical, fabulous place! 3mo
Ruthiella Love it! 3mo
julesG Wow! But, you know, now I want to see all the other rooms. 3mo
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rabbitprincess I‘d have to hide those eye pillows because I‘d think they were watching me 🤣🤣 Have a great time! 3mo
EvieBee @Librariana @Ruthiella Thank you! 🌞💕 3mo
EvieBee @julesG IKR?! Lol! Here‘s a link to the hotel—the only one of its kind that lets you pick a room that fits your mood! https://www.angadartshotel.com 3mo
EvieBee @rabbitprincess I flipped those girls over first thing LOL! 3mo
LeahBergen Wow! ❤️❤️ 3mo
marleed Oh cool. I prefer an energetic bedroom to a serene space because I need all the help I can get to climb out of bed each morning. This would be just the help I need! 3mo
julesG That's very cool. 3mo
EvieBee @marleed It was lovely in the morning! Made for a creative space. I did find it a little challenging in the evenings, though. Hard to settle. It‘s funny how color can play a huge part in how you feel. (edited) 3mo
EvieBee @julesG Thanks, Jules! It was a unique experience! 3mo
DivineDiana Such fun! I just read a book that led me to the Buddhist belief that there is a color associated with the day of the week that you are born. My color is yellow! 💛 3mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana It‘s such a cheerful color! 3mo
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Cook Real Hawai'i: A Cookbook | Sheldon Simeon, Garrett Snyder
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It took me all day to cook up this Portuguese Bean Soup from this amazing cookbook. We had a bite but the recipe calls for letting it rest thru to the following day. Into the fridge it goes. @Tamra Thanks for inspiring me to check the library for cookbook inspiration.

Link to recipe adapted from this cookbook.

https://leitesculinaria.com/351920/recipes-portuguese-bean-soup.html

Leftcoastzen Looks so good! 3mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Thanks, Linda! It‘s got everything but the kitchen sink lol! 3mo
Tamra Ohhhhhhh so yummy looking! I hope it‘s worth the wait. 😋 3mo
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JenReadsAlot That looks delicious! 3mo
KathyWheeler That looks so good! Thanks for linking to the recipe. I added it to my recipe app. 3mo
EvieBee @Tamra Thank you, Tamra! I can‘t wait to see what you‘ve got cooking next. 3mo
EvieBee @JenReadsAlot Thanks, Jen! 3mo
EvieBee @KathyWheeler Awesome, Kathy! It took awhile but it was pretty easy. Totally worth it. 3mo
Amandajoy I‘ve been on a Top Chef binge lately and I loved him on the show. I may have to check this one out. (I also decided to start playing the ukulele and my stepdaughter said it was because I saw him playing one.) 3mo
quietjenn That looks yummy 😋 3mo
UwannaPublishme Yum! 😋 3mo
batsy That looks scrumptious! 3mo
Sophronisba That looks amazing! 3mo
EvieBee @Amandajoy That is awesome! I‘d love to play ukulele too. I think you love the cookbook because it‘s also full of history. 3mo
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Can you imagine being prescribed a drug by your doctor and later finding it was slowly dismantling your life? In an age where stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression are among the leading illnesses, many people (myself included) have at some time been prescribed a benzodiazepine. Melissa Bond, a narrative journalist and new mom, narrates her journey into “accidental addiction” and back. As important a read as EMPIRE OF PAIN.

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EvieBee @JenReadsAlot It was so good! 3mo
MicheleinPhilly Great review! 3mo
JenReadsAlot Awesome! Thanks for letting me know your thoughts! 3mo
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EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly Thank you, Michele! 💕 3mo
EvieBee @JenReadsAlot YW! ❤️ 3mo
AmyG I have read about this book. Stacked! 3mo
EvieBee @AmyG Nice! I hope you enjoy it. 3mo
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So this happened on #storygraph today. What in the what? I‘ve never read more NF than F. I‘m digging this trend!

Prairiegirl_reading A few years ago I set myself a goal to read NF a month. This year (so far) I‘m at 42% NF. I also love this! 😄 3mo
EvieBee That is awesome! Lately when I feel listless, I find myself gravitating toward NF. 3mo
Suet624 @EvieBee I‘ve developed an interest in NF in the past couple of years too. 3mo
EvieBee @Suet624 It seems like the subjects choices are endless, right? 3mo
Suet624 @EvieBee Yes! I've also found that it's the only thing that will keep my interest when listening to the book. I can't connect at all to fiction on audio. It's like my brain just refuses to process it. 3mo
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I am still processing this book! Decided to break in my book journal with it, and had room for a little doodle. For the “what did you learn from this book?” question I wrote:

“That in order not to destroy ourselves, it‘s important to forgive yourself and let go of the hurts. They‘re both heavy burdens. Also, avoidance can only take you so far!”

LeahBergen How pretty! 4mo
squirrelbrain Beautiful! ❤️ 4mo
BiblioLitten How lovely! 💚 4mo
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jlhammar Lovely journal. 4mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen @squirrelbrain @BiblioLitten @jlhammar Thank you all so much! I forgot how much I enjoyed ✍️ my bookish thoughts on paper! 🤗💕 4mo
DivineDiana Your creative mind shines through in this photograph! 💖 4mo
EvieBee @DivineDiana Aw, thank you! 💕🤗 4mo
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This is a beautiful book—one I need to own! Highly recommend. #picturebook

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LeahBergen This looks wonderful! 4mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen Yes! Definitely one for your Anne collection. 💕 4mo
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Collected Stories | Shirley Hazzard
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Today was a self-care day! I got a pedicure, went to the bookstore, bought a new houseplant and then got these lovely books in the mail. I forgot I had ordered them a couple of weeks ago! Just waiting on one more box. #bookmail #bookhaul

merelybookish Great pic! And sounds like a great day! 4mo
Ruthiella Perfection! 4mo
batsy Wonderful! And what a great stack of books 😍 4mo
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TrishB Lovely day ❤️ 4mo
mabell 😍😍 4mo
jlhammar Awesome stack! Small Pleasures and The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois will be in my top reads of the year for sure. So good. The Island of Missing Trees also great. I have Agatha of Little Neon on my shelves. Love that cover. Can't wait to get to it. 4mo
EvieBee @merelybookish thank you! 💕 4mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella @trishb it was! All I was missing was a decadent salad lol! 💕 4mo
EvieBee @batsy Thank you, Batsy! ❤️ 4mo
EvieBee @mabell 🤗 4mo
EvieBee @jlhammar I‘ve been so scared about DuBois but I‘m glad it‘s up there on the list for you. And what is it about a good nun story that gets me every time lol?! 4mo
jlhammar @EvieBee Oh my gosh, me too! If it involves nuns, sign me up! Have you read Matrix by Lauren Groff yet? I also loved Illuminations by Mary Sharratt. I got this one last year and am really looking forward to it. 4mo
EvieBee I have The Corner That Held Them too! I bought it after reading Black Narcissus. I haven‘t read Matrix yet but didn‘t realize it was about nuns. Hmmm. I‘ll have to circle back to that one and Illuminations! 4mo
Centique Look at that gorgeous plant and that pot! What a lovely haul of books 😍 4mo
EvieBee @Centique Thank you! 🤗💕 4mo
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I am more than a little surprised that it took me so long to read this. At one point I owned it AND THEN donated it because the prologue didn‘t grab me. Since reading TRAILED, I‘ve wanted to read more about WOMEN in nature and the outdoors and those books aren‘t plentiful. Looking forward to a summer filled with more books like this. If you‘ve got recommendations, send them my way!

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JamieArc I also just started the tagged book. I heard her in an interview on npr and her life as a cave diver sounded fascinating. 4mo
EvieBee @JamieArc I picked this up last week at the library! So glad you loved it. Definitely bumping it up. (edited) 4mo
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EvieBee @JamieArc I read this in 2019 (?) and it is definitely an awesome read! I hope you enjoy it! It made me feel so claustrophobic. 4mo
jlhammar I have very fond memories of reading this outside in the sunshine several summers ago. So good! 4mo
jlhammar Have you tried this one yet? Another young woman adventure story and so fascinating (and thrilling). 4mo
jlhammar This one might interest you. I own it, but haven‘t read it yet. 4mo
jlhammar Another from my shelves that I have yet to read (I love books about walking/hiking). 4mo
jlhammar @JamieArc Grandma Gatewood‘s Walk sounds right up my street. Definitely getting that. Thanks for putting it on my radar! 4mo
JamieArc @jlhammar I Hope you enjoy it! 4mo
5feet.of.fury FKT record holder hiking the Appalachian trail, overcoming self doubt. She has 2 books, but I‘ve only read this one 4mo
EvieBee @5feet.of.fury Okay! That sounds fab! Checking out both of her books now. 💕 4mo
EvieBee @jlhammar I decided to read in the first week of June when she started the trip and wow! Definitely a summer book; never believed in seasonal reading until now. 💕 4mo
EvieBee @jlhammar Checking out all of your recommendations! Thank you so much! Never heard of Walking Home and thinking I might just need to buy that as library doesn‘t have it. ❤️❤️ 4mo
Centique What a gorgeous photo! I read this on holiday in Fiji so I definitely had the hot weather vibes, but not the camping vibes of course 😜 4mo
EvieBee @Centique Wow, what an awesome memory!! 🏝 4mo
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“I‘d loved books in my regular, pre-PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) life, but on the trail, they‘d taken on even greater meaning. They were the world I could lose myself in when the one I was actually in became too lonely or harsh or difficult to bear.”

—Wild, Cheryl Strayed

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Truly Tyler | Terri Libenson
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I‘ve finally finished something! I‘m in the middle of a lot of books, so I was glad to finally close the book on this one. I‘ve been reading it for a month!

I am a fan of this #middlegrade graphic novel series, so I was really keen to read the first in the series from a boy‘s perspective. That being said, I struggled. I wasn‘t excited to pick it up. Loved the ending, though. Curious to see how it progresses in the next installment.

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Reading this morning on the tiny porch, but wanted to share my new mug with ya‘ll. My friend brought this back for me from her Florida vacation. Her words were: “I bet you don‘t have ANYTHING like this in your collection!” I love it! #mugshot

julesG That mug!!! 😍😍😍 4mo
SRWCF That is AMAZING! 4mo
EvieBee @julesG @SRWCF Thank you! 😺😻 4mo
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BrittanyReads Love it!! I love Ron Jon's 🏄‍♂️ 4mo
Amiable That is the most fabulous thing ever! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 💛 love the mug ☕️ 4mo
Dragon A very fun mug ☕️ 👍💚🐉 4mo
Megabooks Cool! 4mo
BiblioLitten I love the riot of colours on it! 4mo
EvieBee @BrittanyReads Thank you! Now I need to visit Florida just to check it out! 4mo
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This was such a cute graphic novel! The author inserts his family into a fictional mystery investigation lead by his wife, an amateur private eye. It‘s “a maternity leave mystery that centers on a new mother in all her post-partum glory.”

Thank you for putting this in my path, @jlhammar ! My library had a copy and it was a delight. #graphicnovel #canada #french

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Tamra Looks adorable! 5mo
jlhammar Yay! That's wonderful to hear. Can't wait to dive in! 5mo
EvieBee @Tamra It really is! You‘ll love it. 5mo
EvieBee @jlhammar Can‘t wait to hear what you think! 5mo
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This is totally readable, but I feel like the title is misleading. It‘s more like the “history” of violent faith. I‘m a history buff, but theology is not an area that I care about at all.

I was shaken to the core by all of the crimes committed in this book. It‘s sickening. It‘s rampant. It‘s wrong. If you read, there are triggers for everything you can think of. That being said, I will def be finishing the show! #truecrime #hulu

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rubyslippersreads I read the book years ago, and am really enjoying the series. 5mo
EvieBee @rubyslippersreads It is so well done! I can‘t wait for the rest of the episodes. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly I‘m reading this now and struggling to stay engaged with the history bits. 5mo
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Megabooks This was interesting and sad. 5mo
EvieBee @Megabooks Definitely! Are you watching the show? 5mo
EvieBee @MicheleinPhilly I know! And it‘s not a small section either—it‘s the whole book! I did those sections on audio with the speed bumped way up! 5mo
Megabooks I am not. I am terrible about watching tv! 5mo
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The Hulu show based on this book is amazing! But! I can‘t be waiting around each week for new episodes so I bought the book. It‘s so good!

When the new episodes air tomorrow, I don‘t want to be bothered about anything, so I made this pork chop casserole in advance. 😆😉
#truecrime #currentlyreading

vivastory That casserole looks amazing! 5mo
JamieArc I like your line of thinking! 🤣📚 5mo
Leftcoastzen That looks Yummy! 5mo
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Mel I need to know what you put in that casserole - looks delightful! 5mo
sarahbarnes 😂😂😂 5mo
EvieBee @vivastory Thank you, Scott! 5mo
EvieBee @JamieArc All things bookish, right?! 😂 5mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 💕 5mo
EvieBee @Mel It‘s really easy! I‘m linking the recipe. I added my own extra spices (poultry seasoning, chicken bouillon powder, paprika, onion and garlic powders) and I sautéed some sweet onions in apple cider vinegar. https://40aprons.com/pork-chop-casserole/ 5mo
EvieBee @sarahbarnes You agree! 🤣💕 5mo
merelybookish I'm impressed! I would resort to frozen pizza.🙂 5mo
Bklover Did you put the sautéed onions in the casserole? (This looks yummy!) 5mo
EvieBee @merelybookish aww, thanks! I have to be in the mood to cook on the regular. It‘s exhausting! 5mo
EvieBee @Bklover Thank you! 💕 I spread them onto the chops before I spread the cream mixture over it. 5mo
batsy Excellent and delicious planning! Is this the show starring Andrew Garfield? I'm really keen to watch it but ofc I have to read the book first 😆 5mo
Christyco125 A woman after my own ♥️ My patience for episodes has been ruined by Netflix and the book is always better. 5mo
Amiable How closely does the show follow the book? I read it a while ago but remembered it as being more nonfiction than a story with a plot. I might have to read it again! 5mo
EvieBee @Christyco125 It‘s ruined me too! Even Netflix will release a few Kdrama episodes per week. All I got was one this week. Sigh! 5mo
EvieBee @Amiable There are some glaring inconsistencies but I guess it made it more tidy. There is just sooo much info in the book and mostly history of the Mormon faith. 5mo
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I really didn‘t like any of the characters in this book, which made getting through the first half incredibly difficult. But things took a VERY interesting turn, and I was there for it. A little forgettable but very entertaining. #hoopla

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Cathythoughts I agree ! Very entertaining 👍🏻 5mo
TheAromaofBooks Pretty much every time I read a Swanson book I wish there was a “WTF“ button for Litsy reviews - books that are compulsively readable but also kind of ridiculous in retrospect 😂 5mo
EvieBee @Cathythoughts Yes! Can‘t wait to explore his other stuff. 5mo
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EvieBee @TheAromaofBooks LOL! Seriously! 5mo
SilversReviews I couldn‘t even finish it..I DNF‘d it. 4mo
EvieBee @SilversReviews You didn‘t miss much 4mo
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Can you ever have too many literary mugs? #mugshot

LeahBergen Nope! And this one‘s lovely. 😊 5mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Definitely not! 5mo
Lesliereads Of course not - what a silly question!! 😂🥰 5mo
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sarahbarnes Nope! 5mo
LKK526 @EvieBee never. 5mo
LoverOfLearning Uhm I have none! Definitely a must have! 5mo
merelybookish So pretty with all those lovely volumes! 5mo
kspenmoll Never ever! 5mo
Ruthiella No. It‘s a scientific fact! 😆 5mo
youneverarrived Never 😍 5mo
EvieBee @LoverOfLearning Oh no! You need at least one, for sure. I‘ve found some nice ones at the Hallmark Store. 5mo
LKK526 @EvieBee 👍😀 5mo
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Otto‘s first tulips! He loves to stroll the small town garden with me and whatever I‘m reading at that moment.

UwannaPublishme 😍😍😍 5mo
EvieBee @UwannaPublishme 😊🫶🏼 5mo
Tamra Love that neon! 5mo
EvieBee @Tamra Thank you, Tamra! 💕 5mo
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“Our country, despite concerted efforts from strong and vocal people, continues to suffer from an even larger collective problem of overlooking, excusing, or otherwise dehumanizing violence against women and marginalized people.” —Kathryn Miles, Trailed

A chilling look into violence against women who dare to explore the outdoors alone. As a lover of hiking and camping, it does give cause for concern about my next excursion. #truecrime

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Amiable As an aside—I love your bookshelves! They look so deep. Where did you get them? 5mo
EvieBee @Amiable Thank you! They can fit three rows of books. I got them at IKEA. They will last you forever! 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome shelves!! 5mo
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EvieBee @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you, Misty! 5mo
LKK526 @EvieBee love my ikea bookshelves. Want more. Your look 👍 5mo
EvieBee @LKK526 They‘re great! I first had them in espresso 15 years ago! 😊 5mo
LKK526 @EvieBee I have so many books I need a second house! 5mo
EvieBee @LKK526 For sure!! Mine are fit to bust right now even after a huge cull. 5mo
LKK526 @EvieBee same here. A blessing and a curse! 5mo
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I really, really enjoyed this book; now I have a whole new series to get wrapped up in. I‘ve only read Hill‘s literary memoir, HOWARD‘S END IS ON THE LANDING. She is a gifted writer!
This translates into a very literary police procedural that is more about each of the characters, including the victims, than it is about the actual murders. More please! Thank you @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader for recommending! #hoopla

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Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Glad you liked it! 5mo
EvieBee @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Already checked out the next book in the series! 🤓 5mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader @EvieBee haha, watch out, it's quite a long series ;) You'll be booked for quite a while! 5mo
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Found a bookstore in the town we vacay‘d in. I laughed when asked if I wanted a box instead of a bag. #bookhaul

Ruthiella Nice haul! 👍 5mo
LeahBergen 😆😆 Perfect! 5mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen That‘s my biggest in store haul of new books! Can‘t resist a buy 3 for $20 sale! 😂 5mo
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EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you! After I got home I realized it was all nonfiction! I‘ve grown lol 😂 5mo
MaGoose 🤣 Such a nice, big book haul 👌 5mo
EvieBee @MaGoose Thank you, Jane! 🫶🏼 5mo
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I thought this would be perfect for a weekend cabin retreat.

“They must have been followed. That‘s the thought I return to after all these years…”

#currentlyreading #truecrime

Soubhiville Yikes! You‘re braver than me, I could tread that while staying in the woods! 5mo
LeahBergen Eek! That‘s perfect. 😆 5mo
EvieBee @Soubhiville The only reason I can is because it‘s a cute little cabin community. If it was isolated, no way lol! 5mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen Ultra creep factor! Lol! 5mo
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Excellent Women | Barbara Pym
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I treated myself to another #folio edition after finishing Miss Marple‘s story collection. This was my first and favorite Pym novel. #bookmail

jlhammar Absolutely gorgeous! Love, love, love this book! My first Pym too. I've since read and also loved Quartet in Autumn and Jane & Prudence. Need to decide which Pym to read next. 5mo
Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Just beautiful! 5mo
batsy Oh, lovely! 😍 I love this book. 5mo
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squirrelbrain Lovely cover! ❤️ 5mo
LeahBergen I have this edition, too. I love the little tea service on the cover! 😊 5mo
EvieBee @jlhammar I have quite a few to go! I remember randomly picking this up at the library off the “librarian recommendations” shelf wondering hmmm. Not my usual fare but I‘ll see. Lol! (edited) 5mo
EvieBee @Adventures-of-a-French-Reader Thank you 😊💕 5mo
EvieBee @batsy Thank you! It‘s so good, right? 5mo
EvieBee @squirrelbrain Thank you 💕 5mo
EvieBee @LeahBergen One of my favorite things about it! Oh, and the color is stunning. 5mo
quietjenn Oh, that's just lovely! I really think I need to revisit this one. 5mo
EvieBee @quietjenn Thank you! I love Mildred so much in it. She‘s really funny. 5mo
Ruthiella Beautiful edition! 😍 5mo
CarolynM Lovely😍 I think I need to get this edition too. 5mo
EvieBee @Ruthiella Thank you! ☺️❤️ 5mo
EvieBee @CarolynM I think you need a copy, too! The illustrations are lovely. 💕💕 5mo
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His and Hers | Alice Feeney
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“We rarely deserve the lives we lead. We pay for them however we can, be it with money, guilt, or regret.”

Ugh. So good. That plot twist came out of nowhere! My heart rate is still elevated. ?

*I didn‘t want to stop listening to the audiobook so I took out my coloring books. I really missed #audiocoloring ! #hoopla

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Nute Fun! So bright and colorful. Nice set of colored pencils. 5mo
EvieBee @Nute Thank you, Kimberly! 💙💚 5mo
ladym30 Love your coloring! Such beautiful colors!❤️ 5mo
EvieBee @ladym30 Thank you, Maryanne! Hoping to finish it up soon. 💙 5mo
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“There is a great deal of wickedness in village life. I hope you dear young people will never realize how very wicked the world is.” —Miss Marple

Finally finished this book of mystery stories and I loved it! I adore Miss Marple even more. I think I‘m ready to go through her books in chronological order now.

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Leftcoastzen Awww , pretty photo! 5mo
EvieBee @Leftcoastzen Thank you, Linda! 🫶🏼 5mo
batsy Love the photo! I had the urge to watch some of the Marple TV episodes starring Geraldine McEwan and had the luck of finding them on YouTube. Now I feel like reading all of the Marple books at once 😆 5mo
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erzascarletbookgasm What a lovely edition! 💖 5mo
EvieBee @batsy That is awesome, Batsy! She‘s so cozy, right? If you get the chance, try watching the ones with Joan Hickson. They‘re so nostalgic I could scream! 😩🤣 5mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, Jessie! 💕🫶🏼 (edited) 5mo
Linsy Love that cover!! 🧡 5mo
batsy @EvieBee Oh, yes! I love Joan Hickson in the role so much and the show was really well done 💖 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy @EvieBee I‘ve been watching a lot of the Poirot series recently, starring David Suchet. I‘m surprised I was still baffled by the murders even though I‘ve read the books, but that was a long time ago 😄. Maybe now I should continue with the Marple series..☺️ (edited) 5mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm @EvieBee Aaah yes to David Suchet's Poirot! So good! 🤩 I'm glad there's so many episodes, it feels like I'll never run out even though I've probably watched them all over the years lol (and yes, continually surprised by the solutions though I've read it before 😂) 5mo
EvieBee @Linsy Thank you, Linsy! 🥰 5mo
EvieBee @erzascarletbookgasm @batsy I started watching Poirot too last year. It was sooo much better than I remembered. I allowed myself an episode daily for anxiety lol! Because there are way more Poirot stories and novels I decided to start with Miss Marple and complete the whole lot. (edited) 5mo
StaceGhost Yes to all of this! We received the Poirot box set as a wedding gift and it‘s our favorite comfort watch ❤️ we also just finished the McEwan and just started the Hickson series! 5mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost That is an awesome wedding present! I‘m hoping someone will make a series of the Marple short stories like they did for Poirot. 🫶🏼❤️ 5mo
StaceGhost @EvieBee that would be so good! Or at least, I hope it would lol I did not like the new poirot movies at all 5mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost So I resisted watching them because I‘m a purist but I did watch The Nile. Not a huge fan but I loved the attention to detail with clothing and surroundings. Not sure if I‘ll watch the others. 5mo
Bookzombie I haven‘t watched read all of her books, but I have watched the Geraldine McEwan/Julia McKenzie series and enjoyed it. Not a Marple, but I just finished Hugh Laurie‘s new Why Didn‘t They Ask Evans? production and really enjoyed it too. 5mo
EvieBee @Bookzombie Those are good! And I just saw that pop up on Amazon or Hulu, can‘t remember but I might have to watch that! I enjoyed the 80s version so I imagine it should be good! 5mo
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Will you cry your eyes out? Probably. Is it worth it? Yes.

Bloom writes about the love of her life, and having to say goodbye to him after thirteen years of marriage. Unconventional because she‘s decided to support his decision for assisted suicide in Zurich before Alzheimer‘s claims his ability to choose.

Beautifully written. Thank you, @Amiable for the recommendation!

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Amiable I‘m so glad you liked it! It was definitely an emotional read. (edited) 6mo
EvieBee @Amiable Definitely! Although she made me laugh quite a few times. I did audio and ebook and she read it so well. (edited) 6mo
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Today‘s #bookmail makes me so happy! This booksleeve arrived with it, and it actually fits inside! All 700 pages of it!

purple_takkies That is gorgeous 6mo
EvieBee @purple_takkies Thank you! It‘s a bookbeau sleeve, in case you‘d like one for your collection. 🥰😉 6mo
JazzFeathers What s beautiful booksleeve!!!! 6mo
EvieBee @JazzFeathers Thank you, Sarah! 💕 6mo
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This was excellent! Although this is about a private investigator revisiting her past via a case, it reminded me a lot of THE FACT OF A BODY. I loved this one more because it was so literary but still down-to-earth. I learned so much; it was also expertly edited. #truecrime

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Christine Ooh! You're making me even more eager to get to this one. 6mo
EvieBee @Christine It was so good! I did both audio and ebook. I hope you like it. ☺️ 6mo
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Yes! This is what I was craving! Perfect for mystery thriller week.

“Why does everything need to be a list? What compels us to do that? It was something I‘d been doing ever since I became an obsessed reader…”

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kspenmoll 💕 6mo
Andrea313 Swoon! Looks perfect! 6mo
StaceGhost Yes! This! 6mo
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Suet624 I can only imagine green grass right now. 💕 6mo
EvieBee @Andrea313 Thank you! An unexpectedly warm day after a cold front. 6mo
EvieBee @StaceGhost 🤗❤️ 6mo
EvieBee @Suet624 I can only imagine! We‘ve had crazy weather lately. 6mo
kremi Such a wonderful setting! Book, green grass and only the sounds of nature! A real joy! 💚📚🌸 6mo
EvieBee @kremi I definitely got my vitamin D in for the day! 🤣 6mo
LKK526 I loved this book. His latest”Nine Lives” is just as good (edited) 6mo
EvieBee @LKK526 I‘m looking forward to reading that soon! I won an advanced readers copy a few months ago and really need to get to it! 6mo
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scoun·drel /ˈskoundrəl/ : a dishonest or unscrupulous person; a rogue.

“This is a man with extraordinary intelligence, sensitivity and perceptive capacity, and he uses all of this to get around people. And if there are three things that we know about Mr. Smith, he‘s antisocial, he‘s manipulative, and he‘s extremely dangerous.” —Richard Neely, San Diego Prosecutor

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jlhammar Such a crazy story! Great read. 6mo
EvieBee @jlhammar So crazy! Had never heard of him before this. 6mo
aa_guer2021 🙃🙃🫣🫣😧😮💀 (reaction to premise) 6mo
EvieBee @aa_guer2021 I know, right?!? 6mo
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