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GloVerdino

GloVerdino

Joined January 2018

Registered Dietitian, reader, knitter, runner, and dog mom 🍎📚🧣🏃🏻‍♀️🐶
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Oh how I needed this book right now. Fast paced and interesting, perfect for fans of Big Little Lies (and for some reason my pictures aren‘t posting....)

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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I liked the concept in the end but it was so slow I didn‘t even care anymore by the time I got there.

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Not a Happy Family | Shari Lapena
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I thought I had this one figured out but I was wrong, I like when I‘m wrong

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty photo 🍷 5mo
JenReadsAlot I'm reading this now! 5mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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Has anyone watched yet? I‘m going in

Desha Let us know what you think! ☺️ 5mo
Megabooks I want to soon! 5mo
GloVerdino @Desha @Megabooks I watched the first three episodes so far and it‘s pretty good! They changed a lot but it has the same vibe so I‘m not mad about it 5mo
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Nine Perfect Strangers | Liane Moriarty
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56 Days | Catherine Ryan Howard
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Too soon for a Covid themed murder mystery? Hell no!

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Black Buck | Mateo Askaripour
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Things got a bit crazy and I had to keep reminding myself that this is supposed to be a satire, I kind of lost interest in the middle when I had no idea where the story was going but it was a solid ending so I‘m giving it a pick!

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I‘m snuggled on the couch in my flannel pajamas like it‘s the middle of February over here!
This one took me a little while to get in to but once I did it was a great ride, twisty and interesting

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I really hope this story is true because Agatha Christie is a badass! Also, we went away for the weekend and took the dog with us, we let her up in the bed for the first time ever and I fear I‘ve made a grave mistake, she loves it and will probably try to get in the bed at home now too!

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Am I the only one who feels like most non-fiction books can really just be summed up in an hour long podcast?? I‘m about half way through and getting bored with this one, I just wanna know why they drank the kool-aid already!

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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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It was cute and I can totally see it as a Hallmark movies “cozy mystery” (which I absolutely love), I just think I would have liked it more if the main character wasn‘t the main murder suspect. She was a little too casual and thinking about her love life too much for having just gotten arrested, if was her best friend or her aunt that she had to clear it would have made more sense

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Firefly Lane | Kristin Hannah
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My husband caught me crying at the end. It was a little long in my opinion but the story was good. Now to go watch the Netflix series

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I completely enjoyed this entire book

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This one was tough for me because I often wonder if I will ever be happy with the choices I make

AmyG Do what I do....don‘t look back. 10mo
GloVerdino @AmyG I wish I could! 10mo
AmyG True. Not easy. 10mo
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Audio crafting! It was cute and that‘s about it. The BOTM reference hit a little too close to home!

JenReadsAlot I'm so hooked on diamond painting! 11mo
GloVerdino @JenReadsAlot my niece wanted to do one so the family did a Zoom crafting session a few weeks ago, I finally finished mine! 11mo
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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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Book of the Month calls this one a “suspense” and I would have to disagree, it was not a thriller at all either. It did take some time for the full story to come out and I‘m not sure the “twist” was necessary but an engrossing read overall looking at the downward spiral of the family and how the kids come out of it. I think if you liked “Room” you‘ll like this one

Clare-Dragonfly Ooh. I was pulled in by the prologue to this (read on a podcast) but the “thriller” description made me hesitate. Your review makes me want to hesitate no longer! I loved Room. 11mo
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Girl A | Abigail Dean
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Has anyone read this book? Who is Daniel? He‘s mentioned on page 9, but I‘m now on page 68 and have not seen this name again yet. Do we ever find out? Does this name come up again or is it an editing mistake? I‘m very confused

Jemgirl2014 He comes up again later in the story. 11mo
GloVerdino @Jemgirl2014 Ok, thank you! It‘s all I can think about while I‘m reading this! 11mo
Jemgirl2014 @GloVerdino You're welcome! I was confused about that too lol 😊 11mo
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Better Luck Next Time: A Novel | Julia Claiborne Johnson
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I‘ll just leave this right here

BookNAround I just posted the same thing. LOL! 12mo
GloVerdino @BookNAround haha! It‘s so true though 12mo
Nute I like reading this passage over and over again!😊 11mo
GloVerdino @Nute Right?! I didn‘t realize how many people felt the same way! 11mo
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This is the stack of books that no longer fit on my bookshelf. My husband says I have a problem, I don‘t see it

BookishMarginalia Your problem is that you need more bookshelves. Is that what he means? 12mo
GloVerdino @BookishMarginalia ah, now I see it! 12mo
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Nute Situation clarified thanks to @BookishMarginalia !😆 11mo
GloVerdino @Nute And the stack just keeps getting bigger 11mo
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Better Luck Next Time: A Novel | Julia Claiborne Johnson
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So while the country was falling apart this afternoon I was blissfully unaware spending my gift card at Barnes and Noble, then I got home

LiteraryinLawrence To soothe your mind from the craziness all around, let me suggest you start with Cerulean Sea! 💗💗💗 12mo
GloVerdino @LiteraryinLititz thanks for the tip! 12mo
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In a Holidaze | Christina Lauren
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My sister got this for me for Christmas! It showed up at my house on Christmas Eve where I immediately opened the box and started the book! So excited!

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And then this happened!

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I‘ve been reading so many thrillers lately so of course I thought I was sooo smart and that I had this all figured out early on, boy was I wrong! Another great one from Lisa Jewell

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Finally a thriller that wasn‘t totally predictable! I‘m all for building suspense but I felt like the middle was a little slow. But boy do the last 150 pages make up for it!

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I‘m sure this is a very unpopular opinion but this was just ok for me. It might be the mindset I was in while I was trying to listen to it but I had to renew it from the library twice to get through it. It was long and a lot happened. Be sure to listen to the author‘s note at the end.

SW-T We all like what we like. I‘ve found several popular books to be just ok when I finally got around to them, while others I thought would be ok, I ended up really liking. You just never know. 1y
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The Girl in the Mirror | Rose Carlyle
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Rounding up to 4 stars. It was an enjoyable read with a twisted ending and a lot of questions. The first 200 pages felt like set up for all the action that finally takes place in the last 100 pages.

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The Comeback | Ella Berman
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It was a little slow at times and I wanted more from the ending but I really like this “deep dive” into Grace‘s mind and her motives. I have to admit the story sounded interesting but I really picked this book because I needed a Debut book for my BOTM reading challenge, it‘s introducing me to some new authors!

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The Comeback | Ella Berman
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I love Hallmark movies

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I would have totally believed it if you told me this book was a memoir. I don‘t particularly like memoirs but this writing style felt so real to me. I‘m not a religious person but I work in health care, and I often wonder how religious people balance religious beliefs with science as Gifty does here.

Hooked_on_books I just finished this last night and I agree that it reads a bit like a memoir. I think it‘s how nonlinear it is, which may drive some readers crazy. I think it‘s beautifully crafted. 1y
GloVerdino @Hooked_on_books yes, I thought it was very well done too 1y
GardenJess Gotta bump that one up my list! 1y
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Conviction | Denise Mina
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I don‘t know what it was about this book that I didn‘t connect with but something felt off with this one

Jenken1998 I liked it ok. I did have a hard time connecting with the mc.. she was off somehow.. 1y
GloVerdino @Jenken1998 Right?! And it took me forever to get through, I felt like it should have read it faster 1y
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Truly Devious: A Mystery | Maureen Johnson
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Well I guess I have to read book 2 now cause nothing was resolved in book 1!

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Conviction | Denise Mina
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Everything I need, right here

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The Library | Andrew Lang
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Having a drink in the library lounge

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Conviction | Denise Mina
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Every time I get ready to start a new book I pick 3 options and read the book descriptions to my husband. This is the one he picked for me to read next. Other options were The Comeback and My Dark Vanessa

mcctrish My husband bought me this one and it is twisty and so good. I just finished My Dark Vanessa and I give more ⭐️‘s for Conviction 1y
GloVerdino @mcctrish Good to know, thanks! I‘ve heard variable reviews about Conviction and I‘ve heard My Dark Vanessa is pretty dark (for lack of a better word!). I love true crime podcasts so I‘ve wanted to read this one for a while 1y
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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager, Todd Ritter
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My first Riley Sager and I really liked it! Kept me guessing till the end what was really going on in that house! I‘ll definitely be reading more from this author

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Pretty predictable rom-com but the banter between these two was hysterical! Had me laughing in my car to work everyday. And Olive‘s family sounds a lot like my husband‘s cousins

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Finished this up on a rainy Sunday morning and I loved it! Part ghost story, part murder mystery, all good

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A low so-so for me and I would round up to three stars. It‘s a shame because this would have been a pick if it wasn‘t for every cringe-worthy scene between Sylvie and Lucas

Valink A friend passed a copy of this book on to me. Sounds like I‘m better off skipping it? 1y
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Can someone clarify something for me, Lucas and Sylvie are cousins, or second cousins or something, right??

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Night Swim | Megan Goldin
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August picks!

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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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🙌🏻 🙌🏻 🙌🏻

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Creepy and weird. I think it would make a great movie or mini-series

Valink Creepy and weird? Sound right up my ally! 1y
GloVerdino @Valink I‘ll put it in your pile! 1y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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I wanted to finish my book today but I ended up finishing the socks I‘ve been knitting instead! They are a Christmas gift so I‘m way ahead of schedule this year

MelKelsey Super cute! 1y
Lindy Lovely socks! 1y
Tamra Beautiful! 1y
LoveToReadLiveToRead Wow, they‘re fab! 1y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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50 pages in and I‘m already enthralled, I love the imagery

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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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It‘s hard to review this book, but I liked it. It took me about 100 pages to really get in to the story and most of the historical fiction I‘ve read has been WW2 fiction so civil war era was a change for me. It‘s the story of the everyday for the people who lived during this time and how they cling to beliefs and the people they love.

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Conjure Women: A Novel | Afia Atakora
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Getting in to this one

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I thought I was going to like this one because the concept seemed right up my alley. But, it took me forever to read because I just wasn‘t in to it. It was kinda depressing and I would have liked if Lydia actually spent more time in her alternate reality. It was also a bit too long in my opinion.

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Started the day with a 7 mile run, took a virtual embroidery class with my college roommate and my mom, now taking a few minutes on the back deck while my husband picks up dinner. What a beautiful day!

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You Are Not Alone | Sarah Pekkanen, Greer Hendricks
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Really enjoyed this one, it was fast moving. BOTM has it categorized as “suspense” and I totally agree, I felt the suspense building. I guess some of the twists and I would have liked a different ending but overall it came together well!