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Julsmarshall

Julsmarshall

Joined March 2016

I like big books and I cannot lie.
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Ooh! A list of bookish movies on Hallmark channel from @bookriot

https://bookriot.com/2019/11/15/hallmark-christmas-movie-books/

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2 chapters in and loving it! #currentread

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego It's one of my faves! 💖 6d
sprainedbrain One of my favorites too! ❤️ 5d
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Mehso-so

Meh, it was okay. Maybe I wasn‘t in the middle but the writing seemed clunky and childish and the story fell flat for me. I nearly bailed on it but the promise of a trial kept me reading

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Happy Holidays | Janet Dailey
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So excited to take part in this swap again this year! Check out @MaleficentBookDragon for more info and to sign up! @Ireadkidlit #jolabokaflodswap

Eggs I‘m doing it too! First time!! 6d
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1. I love the word empathy. What it means and how it sounds 😍
2. If I love the series, as many as possible! Hard to pick a a favorite, I ❤️ the Veronica Speedwell series, the Cormoran Strike series and the Barenuckle Bastards series. And Harry Potter 😍
3. I write a little, short stories for myself. @Lifeisasnap

#wondrouswednesday (late) @Eggs

Eggs How awesome that you write stories 💕❤️💗 6d
Lifeisasnap That so cool! Anything we can read? 6d
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StayCurious Yay! So happy you are joining us! 1w
Clwojick Woohoo! Thanks for joining! ❤️ 1w
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Whiskey in a Teacup | Reese Witherspoon
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Lovely, like a chat with an old friend. Gorgeous photos, intriguing recipes I can‘t wait to try. I‘m glad I got this from the library, I‘m not sure I‘d need to own it, but the perfect read to pop in and out of while chilling.

Lauraandherbooks I like the title 😁 1w
Sace It's the title that makes me want to read it 😂 1w
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Owl Moon | Jane Yolen
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Love this wonderful, new-ish bookstore in Georgetown, Texas! Especially love shopping with my sister @Ireadkidlit #indiebookstore

Soubhiville I need to go see this place! 1w
Julsmarshall @Soubhiville It is a great little spot! 1w
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Hilarious! Heartwarming and sweet with enough spice to prevent cavities. Great on audio though I may have missed out on some fun photos. I plan to check the book out from the library to take a peek. If you need a giggle (especially on your work commute), this may be the audiobook for you!

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Beard Necessities | Penny Reid
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So good! A fitting ending to my favorite romance series. I‘m a little sad to say goodbye to this family full of bearded, grumpy, gruff-on-the-outside but poetic romantics-on-the-inside, heartbreakers.

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#currentlisten Funny so far . . .

readordierachel They're so cute 2w
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Forward: A Memoir | Abby Wambach
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This was so good! One of the best memoirs I‘ve read, sports related or not. Honest, sad, endearing and beautifully written. I listened on audio and enjoyed hearing it in her own voice. At different places, I cried, cheered and worried for Wambach. Highly recommend!

IvoryLunatic This sounds amazing. I might get it for my sister. 2w
Texreader Cool!!! My daughter and I got to watch her play at a World Cup celebration game after her last World Cup victory. Such a wonderful memory. 2w
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Ooh, loved it! 5 women go into the Australian bush on an adventure retreat, only 4 make it out. Great premise, right? And the story follows through. Aaron Falk is such and intriguing and complex character and the mystery didn‘t disappoint!

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Forward: A Memoir | Abby Wambach
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Just started this and wow! Hooked! #currentlisten #MountTBR

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Cinfhen I just finished this one ➡️SO GOOD 3w
Julsmarshall @Cinfhen I need to move it up the list? I‘m a little scared it may break me . . . was waiting til work (and the world) was less stressful 3w
Cinfhen It WILL break you 😢😭😭 3w
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Interesting, but maybe because this case has been a life long area of interest for me. Having visited San Simeon on multiple occasions, I‘ve always found the Hearst family fascinating; one of our earliest versions of American royalty. Toobin‘s book was well researched, well paced and told a balanced version of events. Nothing earth shattering or mind changing really, but a sold bit of nonfiction. Narration by Paul Michael was good.

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Fantastic! Well written, compelling, horrifying. Parts were difficult to read of course, but watching the light turned on bad acts and terrible people made it oddly uplifting. Farrow walked the tightrope of pain, spycraft and exploitation masterfully while sharing pieces of his own life and perspective that infused the story with lighter moments that kept it from becoming too difficult to continue and kept me reading. Highly recommend! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SamAnne Finished it this week as well. Starting She Said, written by the NYT reporters who won the pulitzer along side Farrow. Interested in comparing the two books. 3w
Julsmarshall @SamAnne I read She Said last week. It was interesting to read them back to back, they complimented each other well! 3w
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RowReads1 Ugh! 3w
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No One Knows | J. T. Ellison
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Won a early review copy through #goodreads ! Funny, because it took so long to get here, I‘ve already read a library copy 😂

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Catch and Kill | Ronan Farrow
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Starting this one!

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Never Have I Ever | Joshilyn Jackson
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So good! Pulled me in, kept me reading and even had a twist I didn‘t see coming. Nice story to escape into 😄

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Heartbreakingly beautiful. Ward‘s prose is like a song, like poetry, and I never wanted it to end. I highly recommend that you spend some time with this complex family and the secrets and ghosts that inhabit their world. And if you like audio, the audio recording was fantastic! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Nebklvr Loved it! 1mo
readordierachel Lovely review. I agree, amazing book. 4w
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Never Have I Ever: A Novel | Joshilyn Jackson
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Diving in, feeling the need for a #thriller #signedsunday

valeriegeary Just finished this one! Perfectly entertaining! 1mo
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Excellent! Riveting, incredibly well-researched, powerfully written. So good! I read a good bit of non-fiction and this is my favorite since Bad Blood. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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❤️Round Rock,Texas (just N of Austin)🧡50 💛Meeting Planner 💚 Married for 25 years 💙she/her 💜 My handle for most social media. #litsylove

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Sing, Unburied, Sing | Jesmyn Ward
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Next up! #currentread

Amiable I‘m reading this now, too —about 80 pages in! 1mo
Jas16 I just started the audiobook this morning 1mo
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Phenomenal! I am always blown away by Larson‘s ability to bring history to life. He places you in the moment and then pulls back so you can see the fullness of the story with all its layers and perspectives. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sapphire I bought this in hardcover when I heard him speak at a festival, and still have not gotten to it or finished Devil... I am awful. 1mo
sprainedbrain I think this is my favorite of his books, and I‘ve loved everyone I‘ve read. Bonus that the audio is read by the fabulous Scott Brick. ❤️ 1mo
Julsmarshall Not awful, @Sapphire 😄 but you may want to move it up your list! 1mo
Julsmarshall @sprainedbrain The audio is amazing! 1mo
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Wild Like the Wind | Kristen Ashley
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Not great. Predictable, slow, tired really. There‘s another one in this series but I may not bother.

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Know My Name: A Memoir | Chanel Miller
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Bit of a theme. #metoo #werise #persist

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Baking Me Crazy | Karla Sorensen, Smartypants Romance
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Charming and sweet, this book features a unique and welcome perspective and a wonderful HEA. I highly recommend this to romance readers and I look forward to the next story in the Donner Bakery series.

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Baking Me Crazy | Karla Sorensen, Smartypants Romance
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Another busy week done and with a wedding weekend ahead, I‘m looking forward to something charming and sweet. Looks like this may fit the bill!

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sprainedbrain I LOVE that audiobook! 1mo
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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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This was a big meh for me. Predictable and somehow slow seeming and too much going on. I almost bailed but kept thinking it would get better. It didn‘t for me.

Lizpixie I enjoyed it as a light but still on theme read for me. Maybe it‘s because I listened to the audiobook, the narrator was really good.🎧 1mo
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While a little uneven, I enjoyed this memoir from Busy Phillips. Her peek into how things work in tv and movies was fun and many of her personal stories were well told, powerful, and heartbreaking. Some nice moments about marriage and parenthood and great to hear in her own voice on audio.

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Funny so far! Loving listening to her reading it herself.

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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Delightful! I loved spending time with Veronica and Stoker again! Can‘t wait to tackle the third one!

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The Hopefuls: A novel | Jennifer Close
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There were elements of this book that I enjoyed but some of the characters, not so much. So whiny and entitled! If I hadn‘t been listening to it on audio cds from the library I suspect I would‘ve bailed.

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A Perilous Undertaking | Deanna Raybourn
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A cool (finally), quiet Saturday morning. #currentread

Myhusbandhatesreading LOVE that cover! ❤️💜 2mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️ 2mo
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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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Darkly funny, this clever sequel kept me guessing, had me turning the pages as fast as I could, and left me wanting more! I love watching these characters support each other and come into their own. Highly recommend!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Wayward Son | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s so good guys! So good!!! 😍

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Circe | Madeline Miller
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#bookhaul from #Bookoutlet and #BarnesandNoble All but one on sale! I‘d better get reading!!!

Lynnsoprano Lots of great reading there! 2mo
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Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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A re-read in preparation for Wayward Son! #currentread

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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 5

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TheBookKeepers Ahh I loved this book! And the cover is swoon worthy 😍 2mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Charming, though they first book in series remains my favorite. An unusual love story, told well, that offers an interesting perspective of people who are different and long to find their other half. Sweet and funny, a good read!

Carleneishere I can‘t wait until her book about Quan comes out! 2mo
Tanisha_A I just read it too. Good fun! 2mo
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bookful I have the same book but I found it at the dollar tree 😀#tbr 2mo
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The Bride Test | Helen Hoang
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Jas16 Lovely! 2mo
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The Gone Dead: A Novel | Chanelle Benz
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This powerful story transports the reader to a time and place so completely that you feel like the story is unfolding around you. It is filled with a cast of authentic and complex characters that will keep you turning the pages. Family, race, and injustice are the overriding themes that weave together this thoughtful story that shimmers with the heat of the Mississippi delta. I recommend this debut! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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