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Lynnsoprano

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How can I resist a book with a title like this? I proposed a master gardener talk about essentials of a gardener‘s library; I wonder if I could include this? 😂 Looking forward to starting this.

Cupcake12 This has been on my tbr list for a while. Enjoy 3d
VRM1975 Have you read Devils Breath by Jill Johnson 2d
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Although this is one of my favorite authors, I didn‘t buy this immediately when it was released. I was hesitant to read a story about passengers on the Titanic. After all, we know basically what happened. I was wrong. This is a well written, thoroughly researched novel about family dynamics and the choices we make - not only how they affect us, but those around us. Definitely worth reading.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful 😍 2d
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Reading time in doctor‘s office, with both hubby‘s Kindle and mine on my lap while he‘s having his procedure. Getting lots of reading done.

TheBookHippie 🤍sending love🤍 1w
Crazeedi Hope all goes well, and adding this!! 1w
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I had started a book not in the database, a historical romance that was described as steamy. I bailed. I‘m no prude, but it was just over the top. Instead, I‘m going to start this new novel by one of my favorite authors.

Susanita That‘s how I felt about the second Outlander book! 2w
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Miss Morgan's Book Brigade: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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A fascinating and satisfying read based on the true story of a group of American women who worked in France during WWI to ease the suffering of the French people. Told as a dual timeline story, I thought at first that the contemporary story was weak, but changed my mind as the plots drew together. The author also provides extensive information on the historical characters. Definitely worth reading.

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#5joysFriday

✈️ Reminiscing on the 31st anniversary of when we arrived in Prague for hubby‘s sabbatical.
🌹 Hubby got me roses and dark chocolate for Mother‘s Day
🌿 The sea grape is fruiting and the frangipani is finally blooming
🎼 I made music with friends
🥎 Enjoying watching the college softball tournaments

Thank you, @DebinHawaii for this great challenge. With all we‘re going through with hubby‘s current medical situation, 👇

Lynnsoprano It really helps me focus on the positives. It‘s been too easy to pass over the “glimmers,” so looking for the joys has been a lifesaver 😘😘 2w
TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 2w
DebinHawaii A lovely joy list! 💛💛💛 Dark chocolate & roses 🌹🍫 😋 Thank you for joining in & sharing the joy! I‘m glad it is helping—it helps me to think of my own bits of joy & to read others‘ posts. We all have so much to be great full for! 🤗 2w
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#twoforTuesday

1. I can sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame one word off. In other words, if “me” is the first word and it ends with “take.” It‘s not a useful talent, obviously 😄

2. In the tagged book, Sylvia is a paper magician.

Consider yourself tagged.

dabbe #1: 🤩😂🤗 2w
TheSpineView I think it is a fun talent. Thanks for playing ❤️🎶 2w
Suet624 That‘s kind of amazing. 2w
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Miss Morgan's Book Brigade: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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This is a new author for me. The story sounds fascinating, as it‘s based on true events. So here I go with another book that involves books!

StephLeeson I am currently listening to the audiobook. 1w
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#5joysFriday

Thanks for the tag, @DebinHawaii

1. I got to take a walk on my favorite path.
2. I had fun creating little dish gardens for hubby‘s therapists.
3. We started rewatching The IT Crowd. So many laughs!
4. My song went really well on Sunday.
5. I‘m cooking one of my favorite dishes tonight (pasta with shrimp vodka sauce).

Have a great weekend!

Sace The IT Crowd is hilarious! 3w
DebinHawaii Wonderful list of joys! 💛💛💛 Those little plants are so cute. Dinner sounds delicious too. Thanks for sharing the joy! 🤗 3w
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#wondrousWednesday. Running late, sorry.

I. The snowbirds heading north. Trust me, this is worth celebrating.
II. The Memory Library.
III. Hubby‘s epidural is scheduled for the 13th. Hoping that after that we can plan something really special.

TieDyeDude No, it's not! Too many have returned to Alaska, and it's not even tourist season yet 😤 3w
Lynnsoprano @TieDyeDude 😂Most of the snowbirds in our town are equestrians, as there is a big winter equestrian festival here, and also winter polo. I‘m enjoying not having to deal with horse trailers. But I feel your pain. 3w
Princess-Kingofkings ❄️🐦🐦‍⬛🤣🤣🤣 3w
Eggs Hope all goes well for your husband. 3w
Lynnsoprano @eggs Thanks 😘 3w
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#tlt #threelistThursday

29/187, for 16%. I‘m hanging my head in shame 😂 Clearly, I‘m not a big movie person. And I know some I didn‘t see until the last few years. But then, I‘ve watched Amadeus, Annie, and Ferris Bueller so many times, I‘ve lost count!

dabbe You're a major book person, and that's what really counts! Thanks for sharing! 🤩🤩🤩 3w
Lynnsoprano @dabbe Awww, thanks 😘😘😘 3w
PurpleyPumpkin Of all the 80s movies I HAVE seen, Annie isn‘t one of them! I have to rectify that at some point. 3w
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Not in the database, although another book in this series is. I think a little brain candy is in order tonight.

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The Last Word | Elly Griffiths
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I don‘t think this is one of Griffith‘s best, but still a solid mystery and a fun read. Harbinder Kaur makes a more-or-less cameo appearance, but the story focuses on the three amateur sleuths from The Postscript Murders, and alternates through their points of view. It‘s a bit of a slow build, but an interesting premise, and I love these characters. Recommended, but I suggest Postscript Murders first.

MallenNC I loved her Ruth Galloway series and liked The Postscript Murders. I didn‘t know this one was about those characters. 3w
Lynnsoprano @MallenNC I‘ve lost track of how many times I‘ve recommended the Ruth Galloway series. On our last trip to England, which seems like yesterday but was in 2017, my friend took me to Waterstone‘s in Cambridge, which is where I bought the first book of the series on her recommendation. No way I could leave that store without buying! 3w
MallenNC @Lynnsoprano I can‘t remember who recommended Ruth to me but there were several out when I started. I tried to space them but all too quickly caught up. I started ordering from Blackwell‘s so I could get them when the UK version came out. I am sad it‘s done and hope she really will revisit it at some point. It‘s my favorite mystery series. Now I‘m waiting for more of Jane Casey‘s Maeve Kerrigan series. 3w
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#5joysFriday
A day late, but better than never.
1. The weather here is glorious!
2. Hubby has been feeling well enough to play drums at church two weeks in a row.
3. Got results from hubby‘s MRI, which gave us some definitive answers and a treatment plan.
4. I made lots of progress on my diamond painting.
5. I get to sing one of my favorite songs tomorrow (Desafinado)

TheBookHippie ♥️ 4w
DebinHawaii Such a great list of joy! 💛💛💛 I love all the music & that your husband continues to feel better & there‘s answers & a plan. The diamond painting is beautiful! Thanks for joining in & spreading the joy! 🤗 (edited) 4w
TieDyeDude ❤ Glad you're getting answers and he's feeling better! 3w
Lynnsoprano @TieDyeDude Thanks 😘. It‘s been a journey for sure. 3w
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The Last Word | Elly Griffiths
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US release day for this, and it landed on my Kindle this morning. Started it this evening, and already hooked. Mystery reading in the dark 😄

CourtneyA I love Elly Griffiths but I‘ve never read anything but her Ruth Galloway series. Might have to give this one a try ☺️ 4w
Lynnsoprano @CourtneyA The Ruth Galloway books are some of my favorites. My recommendation would be to read The Postscript Murders before this one, to get to know the characters, although she‘s giving a fair amount of background here. But Postscript Murders is one I‘ve recommended a lot/given in swaps. I think you‘ll enjoy either, hopefully both 😄 4w
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While I didn‘t think this was as good as the previous books in this series, it was still an enjoyable read. In searching for clues about Sylvia‘s parents, she and her friends investigate the disappearance of a man who might have been her father. At this point , I don‘t think this would have been interesting if I hadn‘t read the previous books in the series. Great characters, and I‘m hooked on the story line.

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Another morning spent in a doctor‘s office, getting a lot of reading done. The MC of the tagged book, Sylvia, is searching for answers about her mother‘s life. I think it‘s analogous to hubby‘s search for a conclusive answer to his medical issue. Sylvia is making progress; so are we.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I hope he gets to feeling better 💙 1mo
dabbe Hope he's feeling better soon. 💜🧡💜 1mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
Lynnsoprano @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @dabbe @Librarybelle Thanks ☺️ 😘 After 6 months of various doctors and therapies, we finally found out he has a bulging disc in his back. He has no back pain, but the pain doctor said his pain is likely caused by this. So hoping we‘re at the beginning of the end of this saga. 1mo
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I‘ve enjoyed the previous books in this series, so I preordered this one, only to pass it up for a couple of months. Time to rectify that situation. Starting this now.

tpixie What a coinkydink! That‘s the name of the last chapter in the book I just read 1mo
Lynnsoprano @tpixie You never know 😄 1mo
tpixie @Lynnsoprano 🩵🦋🪼 1mo
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The Memory Library | Kate Storey
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A really lovely story about a mother-daughter relationship, and the importance of understanding, patience, and forgiveness. Maybe it‘s because my mother fractured our relationship so badly at the end of her life, or because Sally, the mom in this story, is my age, but I cried at the end. Definitely recommend.

tpixie 🤗 hugs 🤗 1mo
Suet624 💕💕💕 1mo
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#5joysFriday
1. Loved having our son with us for two nights!
2. Helped at state choral performance assessment event, and got to listen to some fantastic choirs.
3. Finished two excellent books this week.
4. Tried a really great new recipe this week.
5. Unexpectedly met one of my former voice students, who is now a music teacher. Lots of hugs🤗

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💛💛💛 1mo
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#TLT #ThreeListThursday

1. Deborah Carr. Affair to Remember, Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison
2. Judi Dench. How could I not?
3. Olivia Coleman. I‘m just a huge fan.

Consider yourself tagged!

Deblovestoread Love Olivia! 1mo
AmyG Yes, Oliva is wonderful. 1mo
dabbe 🖤 all 3! Thanks for sharing! 💜🧡💜 1mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Twenty four hours later, and I‘m still processing the ending of this book. The book is an adrenaline rush from beginning to end, but I really didn‘t see the conclusion coming. Even more characters added to this installment of the series, things I thought were a given turned in their heads. This is so different from what I normally read, but I love it.

CoffeeAndABook What a gorgeous picture 🌺 hope you‘re doing well 😘👋🏼 1mo
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The Memory Library | Kate Storey
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I guess I have a thing for books with library in the title 😄 Looking forward to starting this.

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#5joysFriday

What a great idea, @DebinHawaii Thanks for the tag.

1. Hubby feels well enough to play drums this Sunday for first time in six months!
2. Our son is coming home this weekend
3. I‘ve made lots of progress on my diamond painting.
4. It‘s sweet corn season in South Florida 😄
5. My desert rose is blooming like crazy right now. I just need to learn how to stack photos🙄

@dabbe come out and play!

dabbe Will do; thanks for the tag! 💙🩵💙 1mo
DebinHawaii What a joyful list! 💛 Yay to hubby feeling better for 🥁🪘& sweet 🌽 season, oh my! 🤤 Mahalo for joining in! 1mo
JenReadsAlot I love diamond painting! 1mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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1. Tagged book: constant adrenaline rush

2. I have lots of books waiting for me on my Kindle, but The Memory of Lavender and Sage is really calling to me.

3. I‘m a huge Deanna Raybourn fan, and I recommend her books frequently.

#wondriusWednesday

Eggs Thanks for playing 🙏🏻🙏🏻 1mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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#motivationalMonday

1. I‘m leading a tour at the botanical garden tomorrow. Otherwise, it‘s taking hubby to his multiple medical appointments this week.
2. Usually herbal ice tea.
3. Since I‘ve been reading on my Kindle a lot lately, this isn‘t an issue. But we have quite a collection of bookmarks for physical books.
4. Done

Cupcake12 Great answers. Thanks for joining in. Have a great week x 1mo
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Empire of Storms | Sarah J Maas
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Although I wanted to jump into this right after finishing the previous installment, I read two other books first. I can‘t be accused of binge-reading 😄

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An interesting and worthwhile, if less than satisfying, read. A woman in 1920s London has to choose between three people who want to rent rooms in her house. Three sections explore the possibilities of each being chosen, and although the ending makes clear who is chosen, I couldn‘t help but feel that a lot had been left out. Interesting characters, lots of questions about the choices we make in life. Ultimately glad I read this book

Texreader Beautiful hibiscus! 2mo
Crazeedi So beautiful! 2mo
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Congratulations to @DebinHawaii on her momentous achievement!! She was one of the first people I followed when I joined Litsy, and she provided a warm welcome and encouragement.

Things that bring me joy:
1. Singing
2. Photographing plants
3. A quiet walk in nature
4. My grandchildren
5. Trying new recipes

#500kgiveaway

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎊🎈🎉 2mo
DebinHawaii Aww… thank you for the kind words & being such a special part of Litsy! 💛💛💛This is such a great joyful list! 2mo
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Flavia is coming back! I love this series, so glad to see that there‘s going to be a new installment. It‘s been quite a while since the last one. My preorder has already been placed.

Librarybelle Oh! This is exciting news! 2mo
MaureenMc 🙌 2mo
TNbookworm So excited to hear this🙌 1mo
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I have been indulging in Kindle book buying way too often for my own good lately. Bookbub is dangerous 😂 This caught my eye last week, so I thought I‘d give it a try.

dabbe $1.99 here, $1.99 there, $1.99 for a book everywhere! 🤩😃🤗 2mo
Lynnsoprano @dabbe And then Amazon gives me credit on digital purchases when I defer delivery 🤣 2mo
dabbe @Lynnsoprano I need to do that more often! 🤩😃😘 2mo
Lynnsoprano @dabbe a $2.25 credit covers a $1.99 book 😉 2mo
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#TLT. #ThreeListThursday

1. Pride and Prejudice
2. The Pillars of the Earth
3. A Discovery of Witches—actually, the entire All Souls trilogy

dabbe 1: YES! 🤩 2: On the bookshelf and never read--now I have a reason! 3: new on the TBR. Thanks for sharing. 💚💙💚 2mo
Zuhkeeyah Ditto to #3 🥰 2mo
emmasm08 1. The entire Poldark series ( Winston Graham )2.Rebecca ( Daphne Du Maurier 3. Pet Cemetery (Stephen King ) 2mo
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The Underground Library | Jennifer Ryan
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I really enjoyed this. Focusing on three young women in London during the Blitz, the author weaves a heartwarming story around real events. Impeccably researched and with compelling characters, I flew through this. Definitely recommend.

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The Underground Library | Jennifer Ryan
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Another day, another of hubby‘s medical appointments, and another book. I am really looking forward to this one; I‘ve heard so many good things about it. Also happy that hubby‘s pain level has-finally-decreased. Not gone, but a step in the right direction.

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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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This book is pretty much an adrenaline rush from beginning to end. So much action, so many reveals, some unexpected turns. I find myself drawn to so many of the characters, even some of the less sympathetic ones. This does not stand on its own; it won‘t make sense if you‘re not reading the series in order. And oh, am I looking forward to the next book!

Shemac77 Beautiful photo!!! 2mo
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Queen of Shadows | Sarah J Maas
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I spend a lot of time sitting in doctor‘s offices with my hubby these days, but at least I‘m getting a lot of reading done. I am so hooked on this series. Trying not to binge read—I‘ve made a deal with myself to read at least one other book before I start the next in the series.

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#motivationalMonday

1. Church, NCAA basketball, and making a paella for Easter dinner.
2. The Baron and the Lady Chemist. I‘d enjoyed the first in the series, but this was meh.
3. I loved Little House in the Big Woods

Cupcake12 Thanks for playing x 2mo
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Catching up on reviews of books I‘ve read the past couple months. This was a cute historical romance with a different premise. A very independent heroine who gets into some improbable situations, it‘s not great literature, but a nice diversion.

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Grave Robbery | Deanna Raybourn
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I‘ve been AWOL for what feels like forever; very depressed, dealing with hubby‘s medical issues. But reading this really picked me up. I love this series. Great characters, Raybourn‘s always fantastic dialogue, and a fascinating premise kept me hooked. Definitely recommend, even if you haven‘t read the earlier books in the series.

CBee So sorry you are struggling 😞 Hope things improve soon and glad you found a book that helped a bit ♥️ 2mo
Librarybelle ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Suet624 I‘m so sorry to hear you‘ve been struggling. I‘ve missed seeing posts from you. I hope things get better soon. 2mo
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LeahBergen Sending ❤️❤️❤️ to you! 2mo
julesG ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
TrishB Hope things improve for you. ♥️ 2mo
Bookwormjillk ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
CoffeeK8 So sorry to hear this, I hope things get better soon 💕 2mo
squirrelbrain Hope things improve soon - sending love ❤️ 2mo
MaureenMc 💗💗💗 2mo
Lynnsoprano @MaureenMc @squirrelbrain @CoffeeK8 @Bookwormjillk @TrishB @julesG @LeahBergen @Suet624 @Librarybelle @CBee thank you, all 😘😘 You all reminded me what a wonderful, supportive community this is. Going to make it a goal to get here and post regularly. Friends are friends, whether we‘re across the street or connected through the ether. 2mo
CBee @Lynnsoprano agreed ♥️ 2mo
CarolynM Nice to see you back💕 Hope things are improving for you both. 2mo
Lynnsoprano @CarolynM 😘 (edited) 2mo
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#threelistThursday

1. I hum or sing along to EVERYTHING, very often on the harmonies.
2. When I‘m engrossed in a book, I usually curl a livk of hair around my finger.
3. I‘m always drinking something when I‘m home. You won‘t find me without a glass of water, or maybe ice tea.

Thanks for the tag, @Crazeedi 😘

dabbe #1: I do, too, though not the harmonies. You must have been in choir! 🤩
#2: #metoo
#3: I always have something, too! 🤩
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Lynnsoprano @dabbe I‘m a retired choral director, and I‘m still active as a singer, so I sometimes jump from one part to another 😄 4mo
Crazeedi #1 old songs and hymns pop up in my head all the time. My dad had 6 kids singing on all our trips, so I know a lot of tunes! And something reminds me of one! 4mo
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Crazeedi And we also sang harmony. #3 I have a drink with me everywhere! 4mo
dabbe @Lynnsoprano And your last name! 🤩🤩🤩 I was in choir throughout high school, and I sang alto, but it's been years since I've tried harmonizing. I should try to see if I still have the touch! Did you teach choir at high school? 4mo
Lynnsoprano @crazeedi @Dabbe ❤️ Hubby says that at least 75% of my brain is filled with song lyrics 😂 I taught preschool through high school, but most of my career was spent teaching middle school chorus. I also directed church children‘s choir for years. 4mo
dabbe @Lynnsoprano Kudos to you for teaching middle schoolers! I taught 7th grade English for 12 years, but never choir! I wouldn't know how to handle more than 30 of those kiddos at a time! 🤩😍😃 4mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I was fortunate to get to sing in choir in high school, and go to district and honors chorus. I was 2nd alto 4mo
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About to start this book, although I‘m fighting the urge to binge read the rest of the Throne of Glass series. There are two other books of the same title in the database, but not this one. 😒 It‘s a dual timeline novel, which I keep being drawn to.

Crazeedi I thought I read this one, but no it was a different one with the same title! 4mo
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About to start this book, although I‘m fighting the urge to binge read the rest of the Throne of Glass series. There are two other books of the same title in the database, but not this one. 😒 It‘s a dual timeline novel, which I keep being drawn to.

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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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Well, I‘m hooked! A really captivating story. Maas does such an exceptional job of world-building, and developing characters who seem so real. I‘ve already bought the second book in the series.

Texreader Gorgeous photo (as always) 4mo
Read4life I just finished this one, too. I agree with your review and put holds on the next two books! 4mo
Lynnsoprano @Texreader thanks!😘 4mo
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Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
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I need something different to read on this cool, dreary day. I loved the Court of Thorns and Roses aero, so I thought I‘d give this a try.

Liatrek Loved this book! Just started book 3 🙂 4mo
MissyD I loved this series more than a court of thorns and roses. 4mo
Lynnsoprano @liatrek @MissyD Good to know 👍 4mo
Shemac77 I love this series more than COTAR as well. 4mo
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A fascinating, but often disturbing, story about a little-known Nazi program to help breed Hitler‘s master race. Three women who are caught in this web and how they react is at the crux of this story. The author does an excellent job of differentiating the main characters to highlight differing circumstances and attitudes. Not a particularly easy read because of the subject, but well written and worth the time.

tpixie Great review! I totally agree! Writing this from the 3 different perspectives was an excellent choice. 4mo
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I‘ve been busy reading and not posting, so catching up on some reviews. An okay Christmas Regency romance. Not something I‘d recommend highly, but, if you need to read something during an interminable wait in a doctor‘s office, it‘s just fine. The plot is predictable, but the characters were good, even if the heroine was a bit priggish at times. A sweet romance, if that‘s something you care about. And it‘s a short, easy read.

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The Book Club Hotel | Sarah Morgan
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It doesn‘t matter that I read this Christmas-y book after the holidays. It‘s a lovely story of relationships, second chances, and learning more about yourself, which we all need as much as these engaging characters. The setting is so wonderful, I‘m ready to head for a Vermont inn right now, even as a thin-blooded Floridian 😀

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#twofortuesday

1. I gave books to my grandchildren, who are both avid readers. I didn‘t get any, unfortunately, but since hubby has been ill and couldn‘t get out shopping (and has never mastered the art of online shopping), I‘ve gifted myself a few books for my Kindle.

2. This year I bought NoteBags for my daughter and DIL—book-themed handbag/totes that are personalized.

Consider yourself tagged.

TheSpineView Me to me gifts are wonderful! Happy Tuesday! 5mo
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I enjoyed this thoroughly, although it‘s in several ways a flawed story. The characters have many contradictions, and often act or react differently from what I expected. The character I found most intriguing was never fully fleshed out, and the book ended with me still wanting to know more about her. Still, it‘s an interesting story, and, growing up in the 50s/60s, I related to the attitudes and the beginnings of rebellion here.

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Sleepless in Saunton | Nina Jarrett
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A quick-read Regency romance that shares a number of elements with Sleepless in Seattle: a widower with a young child, who happens to talk to his dead wife, a young woman close to choosing the wrong man, and a child who is determined to get the right couple together. It‘s actually quite original and an enjoyable read.