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MysticCat

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Joined June 2016

Author of Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria
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JL Burke‘s main characters are good men plagued by demons of their own making, struggling with how to make things right when ‘right‘ is often colored with so many shades of gray. His character depictions are fully nuanced and his settings are so vivid you feel like you‘re right there.
I‘m a big fan of his Dave Robicheaux novels so I‘m looking forward to reading his Hackberry Holland series.

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Pickpick

I love thesauruses! I even have my old Roget's Thesaurus from college. When I write I keep The Emotion Thesaurus handy for ideas to show, not tell, a character's emotions. It's an invaluable tool for writers. When I saw that the authors had published ones on positive and negative traits, rural and urban settings, there was no question about whether to order. Can't wait to browse through these. Sign of a true geek. 👓

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Pickpick

I love Watership Down. Marco, my cat who loves to read, was skeptical about a book with mostly rabbits. When I told him it was a tale of adventure and courage in the face of man's destruction of their home, he decided to give it a try. We're both enjoying #internationalcatday

SharonGoforth 😻😻 3y
Hreynolds Great book! And very cute reading companion. 3y
MrBook 😻 3y
CherylDeFranceschi ❤️😻! 3y
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I always intended to read Pearl S. Buck but our paths never crossed until this morning.
There was a small library in our room at a charming old Victorian inn in Eugene Oregon. I thought I'd read a couple of pages of Dragon Seed just to get a feel for her writing. Instead I got totally hooked and the innkeeper, who's an avid reader, let me take it with a promise to mail it back when I'm done.
How cool is that?

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Pickpick

This quirky title on my Kindle (Prime books to check out for free!) caught my eye. I really hoped it wasn't a dark modern version of Oedipus. It wasn't. It's a memoir of a woman and her difficult crazy mother which makes my difficult mother-daughter relationship absolutely sound boring. Told from an honest, insightful, witty and tender POV, I'm really enjoying it so far.
Not sure why they chose this title.

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Spotted this in a Friday Harbor bookstore. Adding to my Wish List.
18 gardens and 20 writers, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space. #writers #gardens .

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Spotted this in a Friday Harbor bookstore. Adding to my Wish List.
18 gardens and 20 writers, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space. #writers #gardens .

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Mehso-so

Altered history of Library of Alexandria as a totalitarian entity.
Jess is a runner, selling illegal books helping make a fortune for the black market family business. It started out promising but it veered wildly all over the place with too many plot holes & devices for my taste. So many questions, so few answers.

There's lots of danger and action though and I think it would appeal to teen readers. #readathon

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When it comes to books I don't travel lightly. On a scenic road trip of the Pacific N.W. I am optimistic about reading time.
Loaded my cat bag with books to enlighten, inspire and entertain--something for every mood.
Plus a spiral notebook for working on current WIP.

SharonGoforth Dandelion Wine!! 3y
MysticCat Dandelion Wine was my first Bradbury novel. I've been hooked on his writing ever since. 3y
MrBook Nicely prepped! 😁👍🏻 3y
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