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Momma_Jo

Momma_Jo

Joined May 2019

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Momma_Jo
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So I finished the first book of the Glass and Steele series..... I thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to read the second one. It definitely ended leaving me intrigued and wanting to know more about the characters. I've already checked hoopla and the second book is on there but I much prefer physical books..... We shall see if my impatience wins out over preference.

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Pickpick

I am really glad that I asked my sister for this author's name over the summer. They're quick reads that leave the same feel good feelings other people get from Hallmark movies. (For me at least.). And there's that little touch of home feel in there too. My family lives in a small city in Minnesota and the setting for these books is small town Minnesota.

This series is definitely my "I need a quick pick me up murder mystery."

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Got a call from the library while I was at work yesterday. Listened to the message right before bed. My interlibrary loan came through. All excited this morning that The Blood of Olympus had been found very quickly. Went to pick up said book today. Came home with this instead. I didn't even remember/realize I'd put in a loan request for this!!!! I'm pleasantly surprised / still slightly disappointed no Percy Jackson conclusion.

julesG But the Blood of Olympus is the Heroes of Olympus series, not Percy Jackson. 4w
Momma_Jo @julesG Yeah... But Percy's in it so I call it the second Percy Jackson series. It's got all my favorite characters from the original Percy Jackson series and a whole slew of new ones to root for too!!! 4w
julesG Oh, didn't know that. Thanks! 4w
Momma_Jo @julesG Welcome! It's worth the read! Well what I've read so far is worth the read. Really hoping the library can find it through interlibrary loan. 4w
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Momma_Jo
Blood of Olympus | Rick Riordan

So I woke up yesterday really excited that it was library day. Told everyone at work who would listen that it was library day and I was excited. I had just finished The House of Hades the night before and was looking forward to getting the final installment to the series.... Library does not have it. Currently waiting to see if I can get it through a interlibrary loan. Slightly disappointed....

Madelpadel Oh no!!! 😢 1mo
Momma_Jo Update: The library called. Apparently they lost the last book on the heros of Olympus series and are going to replace it. I am the first person on the hold list for it..... In the meantime I will continue reading the other few series I have started.... 3w
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The White Queen | Philippa Gregory

It's threatening to snow here today.... Stuck at work til two. Would much rather be reading right now with the sky still being dark and looking icky.

Momma_Jo Well.... The weather cleared up a bit and work has picked up. Definitely making it easier to be away from the book. 1mo
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Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
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Okay litsy friends. I have a girl in my family who's about to turn twelve. She reads at a college level loves fantasy and doesn't need to be reading any "adult" content. Her birthday is coming up and she is an avid reader. She loves Harry Potter. I'm looking for book suggestions on what to get her? My thoughts are something Terry Pratchett.... Yours?

MayaB1226 I‘d suggest Percy Jackson or, for a lesser-known one, maybe Keeper of the Lost Cities? Both are excellent fantasy series with protagonists about the same age as the girl you‘re describing and no adult content. Good luck on your search! 1mo
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The White Queen | Philippa Gregory
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Over a hundred pages read today! This is what you get for being in a car for roughly seven hours. Totally worth it though!!! My older two girls got to see their sister and we had a lot of fun hanging out with her today! I also got a lot read on my book!

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Momma_Jo

I read the whole kaya series to my girls (7 and 8) one chapter at a time right before bed. Gotta say I loved how it impacted them. The seven year old fell asleep to me reading most of the time but the eight year old and I had a quite a few good talks after I finished the days chapter. It's been a wonderful bonding experience and I can't wait to start the next series.

MayaB1226 I read so many American Girl books in elementary school! I especially liked Kaya because her name rhymed with mine. Glad to see you‘re passing them on to the next generation! 😊 2mo
Momma_Jo @MayaB1226 Dear America and the American girl books were my favorite growing up. 2mo
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Momma_Jo
Sparrow Hill Road | Seanan McGuire
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"Sometimes, all a dead girl can do is stand up and take responsibility for the things that gather in the shadows."

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Sparrow Hill Road | Seanan McGuire
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Some early morning reading before I have to head to work at six. It's nice and quite with everybody else asleep. Well all except the Meowgi.

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Momma_Jo

"Taking care of OURSELVES often becomes a luxury we can't afford, rather than a necessity we can't afford ignore."

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Momma_Jo

Quote that gives me hope this book will at least be decent. "...the brain ends up being a not-particularly-helpful a$$hole instead. It's like your friend that offers to beat the shit out of anyone who upsets you. Gratifying, but not helpful in the long run. "

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Momma_Jo

I was looking through my hoopla from the library today and this intrigued me. Downloaded it. Haven't gotten a very good start on it. But hoping by the summary and what I've read so far it might have some new coping mechanism for me that are better than nicotine. (Trying to quit smoking cigarrttes. I do really well sometimes then something triggers in my head and j go right back to smoking more to help keep my mood stable.)

Cheers.

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Momma_Jo

So my sister really liked this book series years and year ago and tried to get me to read one. I flatly refused. After my kerfuffle with my last book choice (1984), I messaged my sister to get the name of the author that had "bakery themed mysteries." I am not disappointed with this choice at all. Haven't gotten very far yet (only two chapters in) but definitely liking the vibe of this book. Looking forward to possibly having a new go to.

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1984 | George Orwell

So I know that I have read this book before. I remember reading it. I remember parts of the book. I thought when I started it "it's been a while since I read a classic and I remember liking this one...".

It is not the time for this book. I thought it was and it is not. Kinda makes me sad that it's not holding my attention the way I felt it should. So I'm going to out it aside for now and look for something else.

tpixie That‘s ok. Sometimes we need/ like things more at different times of our lives 4mo
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One good mother was worth more than the entire murderous machine of the Nazi regime.

(I just finished this cross stitch for my niece who was born in May. Figured it fit my last quote that I wanted to share from this book.)

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This book was absolutely amazing. I have read quite a few historical fiction books based on real stories from the WWII era. This one shook me to the core in all the best ways possible. So many quotes that just hit home for me. I highly recommend it to anyone who is searching for a thought provoking review if the human condition during this era.

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All human beings are irreplaceable, of infinite value, and nothing can substitute the life that is taken.

brit91 Beautiful and touching picture!😍😢 5mo
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Evil is much bigger than an antisocial behavior or a psychological deficiency. Above all it is a lack of love for one's self and for others.

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For men, killing and dying for ideas may come naturally. For us bearers of life, to murder for ideals is the worst aberration created by humankind.

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Mark of Athena | Rick Riordan
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Built a blanket fort for the kids and their friend who stayed the night. Totally going to monopolize it while they're busy playing video games to read.

funnypages Blanket forts are the best! 5mo
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Momma_Jo
Saga Book Three | Brian K. Vaughan
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I absolutely love this series!!!!! It's all my favorite SciFi/fantasy bits all wrapped up into one series. However I am definitely not willing to share this series with my kids until they are much older.

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Momma_Jo

She was thankful to him for seeing more in her than she had recognized in herself and helping her to also see it. But he wasn't responsible for it; she alone was responsible for who she was.

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Momma_Jo

Change was so constant with children that you never had time to catch up.

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Mehso-so

I don't know what I was expecting going into this book but the first few chapters definitely threw me for a loop. Once I got a feel for her style of writing (felt like inspirational articles I would find on the internet) I had a new appreciation for the book. It was exactly what I needed at this moment in time. Not something I'm going to read religiously but definitely something that I can use to remind me to keep chugging along in life.

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Momma_Jo
Aphrodite: Goddess of Love | George O'Connor
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So I am currently in a Greek gods kick. (I go through kicks sometimes anywho...). This book series by George O'Conner is what got me started on it. I was looking for a comic book and this crossed my path. Now I'm finding more than the original six books he intended when he published the Zeus story. Absolutely love this book series!

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Meet Caroline | Kathleen Ernst

Read this book to my girls (aged 8 and 6). It was a good bedtime bonding experience and we all can't wait to continue the series after I go to the library to get more!!!! Loved the American girl books when I was growing up. So happy to be able to share the with my daughters!!!

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