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LinaLovesLit

Joined April 2016

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Joe Hill‘s writing has an ironic sense of humor about it.

Suet624 Our VP would head straight for the bunker - as long as there were no women in it. 5mo
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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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I like how Hill isn‘t afraid to put his opinions into his writing.

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Strange Weather | Joe Hill
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Fireman | Joe Hill
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This book exists, yet people talk about The Dinner by Herman Koch having “unlikeable characters?” 🤷🏻‍♀️

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“And how about a little thanks for you, the reader... The only way I can think to repay you... is with the offer of one more story.” -Joe Hill

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Bingo | Jeffrey B. Fuerst
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#BookwormBingo by evavstheworld

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I spend most of my time in the forest, so why not learn a little more about trees? 🌳

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Inspector of the Dead | David Morrell
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The first book, Murder as a Fine Art was amazing!
I just started this, the second book, and it‘s going to deliver the same amazing reading experience.

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“Autumn leaves don‘t fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”

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Where did Bernadette go?
Back to the library, without my finishing it.
I borrowed the audiobook... most boring book I‘ve ever... Kept falling asleep, but each time I would wake up, it wouldn‘t seem that I had missed anything. Finally, I woke to the narrator singing an “unapologetically religious” song. The character went on to say that what her mom called, “Churchy People” were “actually oppressed.”
Did I have an Christian book snuck on me? DNF

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks The first two sentences!! I just laughed out loud!!! 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
NatalieR Hilarious review! I literally LOL 😂 too! 10mo
Gezemice Lol! Beauty of libraries... no pressure to finish! 10mo
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LinaLovesLit @NatalieR Thank you. ☺️ 10mo
LinaLovesLit @Gezemice True. This was probably only the 3rd book I‘ve ever decided to DNF. 10mo
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Bibliophile's Dictionary | Miles Westley
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My favorite books that I read in 2018.
#2018 #favoritebooks #bestof2018

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Ultimate Goodreads Guide for Authors | Barb Drozdowich, Babs Hightower
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The Secret History | Donna Tartt
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I finished reading The Secret History last night.
It‘s everything I‘ve ever wanted a book to be... moody, brooding, atmospheric. The characters are pretentious and tragic, yet so real that you expect to see their reflections in shop windows downtown.
I‘ll never be able to get it out of my mind.

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Me Talk Pretty One Day | David Sedaris

“Comfort has its place, but it seems rude to visit another country dressed as if you‘ve come to mow its lawns.”
-Me Talk Pretty One Day
by David Sedalia

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House of Leaves | Mark Z. Danielewski, Zampan
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Wow, I almost forgot about this. I‘ve read 5 more on my #TBRbingo

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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“Where there are witches, there are ghosts.”

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1. Dog 🐶

2. Water for Elephants, A Man Called Ove, These Shallow Graves, and The Glass Castle.

3. Teal, grey, mustard yellow

4. Both tea and coffee

5. Either my home (I live in the woods.) or the local park.

6. Hydrangeas

#JB @LazyDays

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I'm happy to announce that my all-new blog has launched! (Formerly, Lina Loves Lit.)
I've spent many days redesigning it so that it's both more fun to maintain and more visually appealing to my readers.
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Feel free to contact me using the forum box on my 'About Me' page!
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You can still access my blog through the old link in my bio, or go directly to my new blog...
https://linaemery.wixsite.com/linas-landing

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I'm happy to announce that my all-new blog has launched! (Formerly, Lina Loves Lit.)
I've spent many days redesigning it so that it's both more fun to maintain and more visually appealing to my readers.
​?
Feel free to contact me using the forum box on my 'About Me' page!
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You can still access my blog through the old link in my bio, or go directly to my new blog...
https://linaemery.wixsite.com/linas-landing

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The President Is Missing | James Patterson, Bill Clinton
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I'm happy to announce that my all-new blog has launched! (Formerly, Lina Loves Lit.)
I've spent many days redesigning it so that it's both more fun to maintain and more visually appealing to my readers.
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Feel free to contact me using the forum box on my 'About Me' page!
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You can still access my blog through the old link in my bio, or go directly to my new blog...
https://linaemery.wixsite.com/linas-landing

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In the Woods | Tana French
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I enjoyed the image this paragraph conveyed.

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In the Woods | Tana French
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trazo Cute picture! ♥️ 📷 1y
LinaLovesLit @trazo Thanks! 😀 1y
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In the Woods | Tana French
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White Oleander | Janet Fitch
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...seems like a huge understatement.

DimeryRene Lord, ain‘t that the truth. ^^ 2y
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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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1. 20
2. 52-60
3. Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
4. I haven‘t kept up with what‘s coming out. No, I take that back. I heard that Anne Rice has a new one coming out in Oct.

#2018checkin

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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jenniferw88 Have you tried the Anno Dracula series by Kim Newman? 2y
LinaLovesLit @jenniferw88 Thanks, they look interesting! 2y
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Magpie Murders | Anthony Horowitz
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I Was a Magpie:

In my early 20‘s I used to buy things just to look at...
In 2007 I realized I was feathering my nest with things I was afraid to use. One day...

Read more on my blog. The link is in my bio.

#books #shiny #shinythings #collecting #bright #nest #nesting #home #reincarnation #lessons #life #learning #easter #spring #birds #magpie
Photo Credit: strecosa at Pixabay

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I just discovered that author, Brad Parks lives in a nearby city where I used to live, Staunton, VA. Closer Than You Know takes place there and in surrounding Augusta County, so I can‘t wait to read it!

Sheryl63 He had a series out several years ago, where he was a reporter, it was wonderful. He references to it in this novel. The main character is reading one of them while in Jail. I can't remember what the name of it was. But it's worth reading if you liked this one. 2y
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These Shallow Graves | Jennifer Donnelly
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One of the books I‘ve been reading is These Shallow Graves, picked for me by my husband. I‘ve really been enjoying it. The main character, Jo is a strong-willed young woman who isn‘t going to be ruled by social constructs.
My cousin, Ella gave me this notebook and handmade the bookmark that‘s on it. I‘ve been writing in it several times a day. I don‘t think I‘ve ever enjoyed journaling so much! 💕

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Cold Sassy Tree | Olive Ann Burns
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RaimeyGallant I did love Fried Green Tomatoes. Hmmm... 2y
LinaLovesLit @RaimeyGallant This book had a similar quaint feel and childlike innocence about it. (edited) 2y
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The Alchemist | Paulo Coelho
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The Alchemist is the soul inspiring story of a courageous Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. We follow him through the desert as he sets out to find his treasure amongst the Egyptian pyramids. Driven by his prophetic dreams, Santiago gains knowledge far greater than any treasure he could ever discover... lessons in loss, love, "the Soul of the World," and his own "Personal Legend”. See my full review of this book on my blog, Lina Loves Lit.

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Dogs on Instagram | @Dogsofinstagram
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@KerriNTurner I wanted to show you a picture of my girls... Piper is on the left and Kyia is on the right. ☺️

AmyG Beautiful! 2y
LinaLovesLit @AmyG Thank you! 2y
cathysaid 🐶💕🐶 #dogsoflitsy (edited) 2y
KerriNTurner Awww they are such cuties! Thank you for showing me 😊 Piper actually looks very similar to a dog I used to have called Nash! 2y
LinaLovesLit @KerriNTurner Thank you. 😊 2y
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Dancing with Myself | Billy Idol
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cathysaid Yup. Same over here 🙋🏼 2y
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1. I love paperbacks. I think this is because when I was growing up the only place in town to buy books was the grocery store, so all of my first books were mass market paperbacks.

2. 8.5 or 9

3. Popcorn 🍿 💕 -possibly my favorite food.

4. Sometimes I like to watch old episodes of Unsolved Mysteries and things like that on YouTube. Unexplained things are interesting to me.

5. @Nitpickyabouttrains

Thanks @KerriNTurner

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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"Lizzie Borden took an ax
And gave her mother forty whacks
When she saw what she had done
She gave her father forty-one"

It's likely that you've already heard the story of Lizzy Borden, the Massachusetts woman accused of savagely murdering her father and stepmother with an ax in 1892. ...
See my full review on my Instagram: LinaLovesLit.

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See What I Have Done | Sarah Schmidt
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Gett a little reading done on the go yesterday morning. See What I Have Done is the January pick for the Dying to Read Book Club on Goodreads, hosted by April from Getting Hygge with It, on YouTube. ☕️
Check out my blog and Instagram account, Lina Loves Lit.
#ReadingOnTheGo #ColdMorning #SeeWhatiHaveDone #LizzieBorden #pigeon #reading #books #booklovers #goodreads #bookstagram #DyingToReadBookClub #GettingHyggeWithIt #YouTube

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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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Murder as a Fine Art, David Morrell * The Swans of Fifth Avenue, Melanie Benjamin * How to Behave a Crowd, Camille Bordas * The Little Paris Bookshop, Nina George * The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt * The Romanovs, Simon Sebag Montefiore

#bestof2017 #reading #booklovers #booksof2017 #2017readinglist #favoritebooks #books #happynewyear #happynewyear2017 #2017

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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I just finished The Book Thief, ending my reading year. I got a late start but made my goal to read 15 books by the end of the year. I‘ve tripled that in what has been my best reading year ever!
2017, I will miss you. 💕 2018, please be kind!

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918 | Simon Sebag Montefiore
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It‘s taken me two weeks, but with extensive note taking, I finished reading The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore this afternoon! 748 pages of amazing history that spanned over 300 years.
This is my 43rd book for the year and I plan to try and make that number a nice tidy 45 by Jan. 1st.
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I DNFed my previous Tome Topple attempt but I finished my first book for the readathon last night!

The Goldfinch ranges from 760-784 pages.

#TheGoldfinch #DonnaTartt #TomeTopple #iLikeBigBooks #YouTube #Booktube #bookstagram #books #reading #PulitzerPrize #ThoughtsOnTomes

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon
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Should I give up on Outlander? I‘m on Chapter 13... 28% of the way through it and not enjoying it at all. From what I‘ve heard, the main character isn‘t going to get the chance to go home anytime soon. I‘m uninterested in the characters, and in addition to all the sexism, the term “lassie” is grating on my nerves every time it‘s said. I‘m not that into barbarous men in kilts. 😒 👎

RachelAmphlett Have to admit, I‘ve got a lot of friends who are hooked on this series, but it‘s not for me. I struggled with my Mum‘s copy of Cross Stitch when it was published. Wish I did like it, but yeah... no 2y
LinaLovesLit @RachelAmphlett I‘m relieved that it‘s not just me. I‘m seeing where some people have gotten 400 pages in before giving up. I don‘t think I want to invest more time than I already have. ☺️ 2y
Sue Life is too short for books that you aren‘t enjoying. Bail! 2y
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LinaLovesLit @Sue Great advise! 😄 I‘m out! 2y
Sue Woohoo! I hope that whatever you pick up next is awesome! 2y
Caterina Congrats on a smart bail! I found Outlander so-so, but that's only because the audiobook narrator is amazinggggg, or else I would've bailed very early on! It was a fun bus/walking/cooking/cleaning audiobook for me, but otherwise wouldn't have been worth it! 2y
bookloo I tried Outlander this and felt the same way. It was sooooo boring to me, and the slang was an annoyance. I didn‘t even make it as far as you did! 😅 (edited) 2y
Reviewsbylola Glad you decided to bail. There‘s definitely no point in forcing yourself through. I finished Outlander but bailed on the second book I think. 2y
LinaLovesLit @Sue Thanks! I‘ve started The Goldfinch and I‘m enjoying it. 2y
LinaLovesLit @Caterina Thank you. ☺️ 2y
LinaLovesLit @Reviewsbylola I feel better knowing I‘m not alone. 😀 2y
Victoriahoperose I really liked the first book, but it took awhile to get into. But, as I️ for more into it, the rest of the books just lost me. The Goldfinch is an excellent choice! 2y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa I made myself finish the first book, so many people I know loved it... but I have no interest of picking up book 2. It just wasn‘t for me. 2y
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Little Paris Bookshop | Nina George
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I‘ve posted a review of this book on my blog and Instagram account, Lina Loves Lit.

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