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MeJeMiller

MeJeMiller

Joined June 2016

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An Elephant in the Garden | Michael Morpurgo
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Nice quick book. Part of me wanted more but sometimes it‘s okay to want more.

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It took me a while to get into this book. There was also more characters than I expected. I liked the different generations and how everyone wasn‘t quite intertwined but were at the same time.

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The Cruel Prince | Holly Black
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Mehso-so

Just not the right book for me. My mind couldn‘t connect the human world and the fairy world. Not that I necessarily had to but I wanted to. I just couldn‘t get into this book. I couldn‘t like any of the characters. I‘m VERY impartial about this book.

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Changeling | Molly Harper
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Mehso-so

How old are these kids? I hate when teenagers are written all over the place. I mean they are in real life but this felt so inconsistent. I almost got behind the world. I could almost get behind the writing. Just not quite. Granted this is young adult, obviously, but just didn‘t move at the right pace for me.

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Witch's Daughter | Paula Brackston
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Mehso-so

I didn‘t hate some of the backstory. I felt like it was paced weird or unevenly. Was not a fan of the ending. Felt like this is similar to other books I‘ve read of the author. I don‘t think I‘ll read the second book. I didn‘t hate the book but definitely just not impressed. I don‘t quite like or hate the relationships but. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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The Deep, Deep Snow | Brian Freeman
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Okay. So much better than I thought it would be. It‘s not scary in the oh no serial killer and kids and dark. But if you don‘t like disappearing kids, not for you. I liked Shelby and how she got her name and how involved I got with her and her life and the people she was involved in.

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You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone | Rachel Lynn Solomon
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Took me longer to read due to….mental health. Great book about how different young adults deal with big life decisions.

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Home Before Dark | Riley Sager
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Riley Sager had a formula that works for him. He is an author that I‘m okay with a formula. I loved this book. I loved the twists and I like the characters way more than the last Sager book I read. I feel like the relationships were deeper in this book. Like every other of his books, the last third or so was my favorite.

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I liked the bee through line. Definitely points where it felt Hallmark with more of a cause.

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Okay. I was going to give this book a so-so. But I got sucked in. I want to be a pirate. Even if I‘m from the most dry, land locked state. That‘s all.

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The Reading List: A Novel | Sara Nisha Adams
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There was one twist I wasn‘t expecting. LOVED how it ended. That was so special and so many special relationships.

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The Love of My Life | Rosie Walsh
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So the dead body count wasn‘t as high as I expected. I liked how everything came together and how I found everything out. I almost didn‘t like how long it took to get to speed up but I decided I like how it‘s paced. Great ending.

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Girl In Ice | Erica Ferencik
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I liked it but not a book that I would read many times. It has closure but somehow I‘m unsatisfied. I really want Val to work more on her mental health.

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I liked how the characters were fleshed out in this book. I saw the characters differently than I think The Great Gatsby portrayed them. I loved how it resolved. I was annoyed with the women like I was in Gatsby but I also have to remind myself different time period. (Not my dog. Just dog sitting)

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Just in Time | Marie Bostwick
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I liked that dogs were a big deal in this book, as well as sewing/quilting. I liked the character development and that not everything was easy. It was an easy reading book without being overly easy or cheesy.

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The Astor Orphan: A Memoir | Alexandra Aldrich
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I always am hesitant when a book is a memoir and there‘s full conversations. Yes, the author probably didn‘t have a great childhood but I feel like there are worse childhoods. Sometimes I felt like it was all look at my ancestors and look how I have to live. I couldn‘t relate to the author. I was expecting more from this book and really disappointed.

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After Alice Fell: A Novel | Kim Taylor Blakemore
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So I enjoyed the ending more than I thought I would. I don‘t know if I intentionally or not referenced other literature like Rebecca and The Yellow Wallpaper and Wuthering Heights. I like the time period cause phones would have made this book so different.

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After Alice Fell: A Novel | Kim Taylor Blakemore
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Ever think about the name Alice and illness (whether mental or physical) or trauma? Is it from Alice in Wonderland or does it stem from before?

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What Matters in Mayhew | Cassie Dandridge Selleck
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Super cute small town book. I can see my own town in this book and the author did a great job with people‘s personalities. I did think some of the characters were introduced late but there is another book so I get it.

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I love this book. It‘s one of those books you bring out when you‘re sad. It‘s comfortable. It‘s heartbreaking. It‘s so much.

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Our Woman in Moscow | Beatriz Williams
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I don‘t remember the last time I read a Cold War novel. I liked the depth and growth of the characters. Expect Sasha. He I pretty much hated all the way through.

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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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I‘m a sucker for a good WWII book with strong women characters and that‘s exactly what this is. Though I did get annoyed some with Maddie.

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Mehso-so

Wrong book at the wrong time. Only reason I didn‘t like it.

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The Secret of Chimneys | Agatha Christie
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Mehso-so

I wanted something easy to listen/read at the end of the year. Agatha Christie isn‘t usually my go to but I know she‘s an author I can expect to somewhat enjoy. And I did somewhat enjoy this.

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It‘s not like it‘s the worst written book I‘ve read. I‘ve read worse. I think I have read better in the genre. I felt like there was a lot of repetitive scenes written slightly differently.

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City of Time and Magic | Paula Brackston
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Mehso-so

Definitely a transition book in the series. I could feel that from the beginning. Had the feeling of Phantom of the Opera at the end. It‘s not my favorite book of the series pretty much because of how it felt like a transition.

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Mehso-so

I don‘t know what I would have done differently but didn‘t like the ending. I wanted certain relationships to flesh out. I wanted more honesty from other characters. The Iris explanation bugged me for some reason. The first 2/3 of the book mostly had me. The last part meh.

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“Unseen breeze” all breezes are unseen

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I mean let‘s just hit me in the estrogen parts. I don‘t get teary or cry at books usually. Yeah. There were tears.

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It took me a while for my mind to comprehend the different narrators and time jumps for whatever reason. But I really liked this book. What I thought was going to turn out one way, slowly turned to something else. I don‘t mind being wrong.

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The Last Bookshop in London | Madeline Martin
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Beautifully written. I loved this book. I want a George. I want to know all the characters personally and go through their lives with them.

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I have both kidneys so I think I‘d die in this book. I don‘t know what I didn‘t like about this book. It was meh. I wish I could have gotten more into it but have no idea why I didn‘t. Better luck next time.

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I totally understand the unreliable narrator complaint now. I want to smack that girl. I have anger and love for the ending. I‘m mad I don‘t know what to believe in this book. But I like the author. Totally thought Charlie was the killer for half the book. I mean….serial killer.

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Perennials | Julie Cantrell
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Mehso-so

The events at the end didn‘t happen in the order I was expecting but it makes sense. Just predictable. Not something I want all the time.

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It took me a while to listen to but I liked the pacing and I liked that there wasn‘t an overpowering romance. I liked Lazlo. And I‘m always giddy when TR makes an appearance.

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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Too nice out to not hammock and read.

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I liked the story of family. And being brave. It‘s not like it‘s an exciting book but not all good books are exciting.

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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I want a cheese man. I want a Russian. I thought there would be more of a mob connection. I wanted more closure of her father‘s story at the end. But mostly I love the Russian.

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams
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“Do you know what happens when you milk a cow too many times?” I mean as a farm kid, had similar conversations.

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Isn't It Bromantic? | Lyssa Kay Adams

Black market cheese shop?

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It‘s a book I‘ll read once and enjoy it. Not sure if I‘d redo it to pick up on clues. I understand the hype. I like the premise and the changing hosts. I like how it ended. I liked it more the farther I went into it.

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t need this book. Yes it‘s a good background book for the main trilogy but I‘d rather had a book about Katniss‘ parents. Did a lot of skimming the second half of the book

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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I have never been a fan of Nesta. Cassian, yes. I like his humor. He makes her soooooo much better. This book just made me happy. There were quite a few times I gasped or said duh duh DUNN.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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This is more character driven than I usually go for. But I love the characters.

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Honestly liked this more than I thought. I‘m not sure why but I liked the pacing.

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A Court of Silver Flames | Sarah J. Maas
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Feel this so much lately.

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LIAM!!!!! How can this series do me like this? Definitely the favorite of the series so far. That ending. Liam. Damn it. I have to keep reading.

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Why did I listen to this? I just couldn‘t get into it and I couldn‘t like the characters.

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I didn‘t like how the recap of the last book happened but I liked how Xanthe got some closure. There‘s something about this series that brings me in.

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Most of this book, I was in between on. I didn‘t hate it, didn‘t love it. But found I needed to know what happened. One of those things I just can‘t explain. There wasn‘t anything special to me. Just invested in it.