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Nebklvr

Nebklvr

Joined June 2016

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The Switch | BETH. O'LEARY
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I loved this. Three women find the braver, happier, stronger versions of themselves as they work through the grieving process. The neighbors, be they in London or Hamleigh-in-Harksdale, are quirky and feisty. I laughed so hard I cried.

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A girl‘s gotta do what a girl‘s gotta do and Kitty Talbot needs to marry a rich man to pay off family debts and keep a roof over her sisters‘ heads. She has the ruthlessness and strategy of a General and she will get her man. This was a fun, rather tame historical romance.

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Dear Mrs. Bird | A J Pearce
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A young woman wants to become a journalist and instead finds herself working as a typist for a women‘s advice column where “unpleasantness” is not discussed. In WWII London during the Blitz, there is plenty of unpleasantness to discuss. As Emmy and her friends try to navigate love, friendship, and fire brigades, life continues on. This has the perfect blend of humor and tragedy, bravery and fear. The characters are great.

Suet624 Great review! 1w
Nebklvr @Suet624 Thanks!! This book left me a weepy mess. 1w
Dragon Enjoyed this book and the sequel💚🐉 1w
Nebklvr @Dragon I think my library has the sequel. Will look into it! 1w
Dragon It‘s a good continuation of the story-👍💚🐉 1w
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This Fallen Prey | Kelley Armstrong
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This intense thriller is set in an isolated, off the grid community. Atmospheric and steeped in suspense.

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The Final Gambit | Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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This has been a very enjoyable series. Romantic suspense with puzzles and twists galore.

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Lines of Courage | Jennifer A. Nielsen
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This WWI novel is bursting with coincidences. Even in the chaos of war, the five protagonists and their families keep running into each other. Hearts change miraculously and lucky escapes are plentiful

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Mehso-so

I thought I had read this before but I didn‘t remember it. Very sad and depressing.

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Sleep No More | Jayne Ann Krentz
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This paranormal romance/mystery was light on character development and sizzle.

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If you are looking for a plot, these connected stories will not be for you. However, if you are looking for an untethered timeline which allows the emphasis of the bonds between people and place and the demons hiding within, look no further. This will hit that sad, dark, tense spot in your psyche.

Tamra Anxious to read this one! 2w
KristiAhlers This is on my list for the reading challenge I‘m doing which is the top 100 reads of 2022 by Time Magazine. 2w
Nebklvr @KristiAhlers ohhh… i read for book girls challenge. Haven‘t heard of that one. 2w
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Nebklvr @Tamra not a happy book but compelling 2w
Nebklvr @KristiAhlers I checked out the list to see how many of the books I have read….very few. 1w
KristiAhlers @Nebklvr same. Which is why I‘m trying to rectify that. 😊 1w
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Mehso-so

The atmosphere is great but the story isn‘t as complete as i would like.

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Two Degrees | Alan Gratz
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Gratz‘s writing is spare. There are no poetic flourishes but he can write amazing stories of survival. Climate change and teens trying to survive make this a compelling read.

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Odder | Katherine Applegate
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A blend of fact and fiction. I wish it had been told chronologically as it was sometimes confusing as to which hospitalization Odder was referring.

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A Very Merry Bromance | Lyssa Kay Adams
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The perfect Christmas romance. Packed full of humor and great characters.

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Mehso-so

This could have been great but the plot lost momentum, the characters were ill-defined set pieces, and there were too many storylines.

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Fun, heartwarming, and just lovely. The characters were all fantastic and the growth of the protagonists was exceptional.

gossamerchild I really, really liked this one. 1mo
Nebklvr @gossamerchild Yes! Liked the childhood history and Bubbe and liked the honest portrayal of chronic illness. (edited) 1mo
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Murder on the Red River | Marcie R Rendon
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A murder in fly-over country brings an unlikely pair of sleuths together to investigate. The midwestern atmosphere may give you the feeling you‘ve found home amidst the wheat fields but the search for a murderer will have you gritting your teeth. Looking forward to more by this author.

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This story is much like the male protagonist, crude but with an underlying sweetness. This is a light pick because of the character growth. The female protagonist should have been placed up for sainthood for dealing with this guy. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for a DRC.

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When She Dreams | Amanda Quick
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Better than the other Burning Cove books but not in the same league as the Victorian novels. The romance is flat but the mystery is better.

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This Appearing House | Ally Malinenko
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Mehso-so

It started out intensely creepy and lost a bit of steam along the way. TW: childhood cancer. The writing was beautiful.

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Trashed! | Martha Freeman
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This engaging mystery set in a “new-to-you” store was fun and thoughtful. The characters were great, especially the ghost mouse, although I would have liked to see some growth in the adult characters. Also, I wish the author had trusted in her story to get her point across without hurling herself up on her soapbox at the end. Still, it was great fun in a unique setting. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC.

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Thank you to Edelweiss and the publisher for the ARC. This book is 175 pages worth of a few good questions and many repetitive statements, exclamation points, and generalizations.

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Murder at Queen's Landing | Andrea Penrose
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The characters in this series are unique and lovely. This mystery was confounding between the financial and mechanical aspects. It was a bit much. However, the intrigue and adventure carried it along.#cloakanddagger22

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The Sentence Is Death | Anthony Horowitz
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Lots of twists and turns. I wish there would have been an epilogue.

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Button Pusher | Tyler Page
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This felt like a medication pamphlet aimed at kids. A look into the dark days of ADHD and the “miracle” drug ritalin.

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Evans does a stellar job detailing the determination, intelligence, and perseverance shown by this neurosurgeon and helicopter pilot. She managed to finish her medical training in Nazi occupied France and then volunteered to serve in Vietnam during France‘s conflict there. The only question left unanswered is Andre‘s thoughts regarding working for the oppressive foreign regime instead of suffering under it. Thanks to Edelweiss & publisher for DRC.

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The Legend of Brightblade | Ethan M. Aldridge
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The illustrations are fantastic. The story doesn‘t have much of a lead up but just jumps into it. The story is fast paced. The characters are fun but have no depth. The villain‘s ties to the original heroes are never divulged.

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The scientific method helps a budding scientist and her friends find the “new bug” invading, and consuming, their neighborhood. The social commentary is nuanced. Every kid has felt ignored by adults at some time even these kids whose parents are very present and engaged. This was a unique , humorous , and clever story.

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Just starting this one. So far, incredibly fascinating.

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Speculation | Nisi Shawl
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Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this Digital advance copy. “Speculation” provides the reader with engaging characters, an intense mystery, family drama, historical insight, and fantastical elements. For kids, it might be hard to place the historic time period in which this story takes place. The ending felt a bit rushed. It was a treat to spend time in this world and with these characters. Die out: 2/14/23.

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Treasure Island | Robert Louis Stevenson
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Double and triple-crossing pirates, a treasure, an isolated island, and oh so much rum. A grand adventure story.

Aimeesue Great cover! 2mo
Nebklvr @Aimeesue Yes!! So good. Donating to our library. Our old copy is very ratty and torn. 2mo
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Those Who Save Us | Jenna Blum
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The lack of quotation marks and an ending momentarily distracted me from this dismal story.

Cinfhen Yeah, this book was awful 😣 2mo
Nebklvr @Cinfhen Book club ladies liked it. I was only bah humbug. 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m with you #BookScrooge xxx 2mo
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Those Who Save Us | Jenna Blum
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Finally finished my puzzle no thanks to my helper.

Tamra They love to help! 😹 2mo
Nebklvr @Tamra Yes, i am surprised i wasn‘t missing pieces thanks to all of their help. 2mo
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A Snake Falls to Earth | Darcie Little Badger
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A beautifully woven story of two distinct yet linked realities and the dangers and joys in each. #skodenreadathon2022. Thanks to the Big Library Read for the opportunity to share in this ode to storytelling.

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Hiroshima | John Hersey
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Wow. This was intense. A definite “must read”. This should be used in school. #nonfictionnovember22

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Georgie, All Along | Kate Clayborn
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Release date: Jan 23, 2023. Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance digital copy. If you like Emily Henry, this will be your type of romance. Humor and romance bump up against realistic life issues. The side characters are wonderful in their own right and aren‘t just there to advance the plot. Check it out.

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I need to further my knowledge and revisit this. It is very academic. #nonfictionnovember22 #skodenreadathon22

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Heartstopper | Alice Oseman
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I needed something sweet after reading about genocide. This was perfect.

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I'm Not Leaving | Carl Wilkens
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An intense account by a foreigner of the Rwandan genocide. He was a missionary and knew the people being murdered in the streets. It was a pretty short and occasionally frustrating account. He didn‘t always explain some of the basics…his wife sent him money but how did he get it when he couldn‘t leave the house. #nonfictionnovember22

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This was very academic; however, it provided great information regarding disparities in reproductive healthcare. Gurr contrasts her pregnancy experiences with those available to Indigenous women. Our healthcare system tends to place profits over the health of citizens and this becomes even more evident when differences in class, race, and culture are involved. A depressing but necessary read. #nonfictionnovember22

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This book made me ugly cry right before work. It is such a beautiful look at found family, friendship, acceptance, and grief.

Daisey I loved this one! 💕 3mo
Nebklvr @Daisey Yes. So glad the school librarian recommended this one. 3mo
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The Vanquishers | Kalynn Bayron
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A fun middle grade vampire story. Lots of family, friendship, and danger. Very atmospheric. I wish there were an ending.

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Hearts Unbroken | Cynthia Leitich Smith
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This romance has the hopefulness and witty dialogue but it also squarely faces the racism, sexism, and xenophobia exposed when kids of color get major parts in the local theater production. #skoden

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Clues to the Universe | Christina Li
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Friendship and difficult familial relationships form the plot of this middle grade story of resilience and science.

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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Creepy. A great Halloween read. Atmospheric and intense.

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I didn‘t get much out of this book. Lots of symbolism and no ending. The first part was great but it lost me somewhere along the way.

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There isn‘t a doubt, this could have been a much better book with a more traditional timeline and focused plot.

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Transcendent. A story of being who you are meant to be. There is a wonderful feeling of community.

Bibliomania This looks beautiful! 3mo
Nebklvr @Bibliomania It was lovely 3mo
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An intense tale of survival. Why these explorers trusted people with little to no experience to prepare the supplies their lives would depend on, I just can‘t fathom. I didn‘t understand where the Author obtained first hand accounts from the Amazonian tribesmen. I didn‘t see such information listed in the bibliography. I hope i just missed it.

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Mehso-so

The beginning was great with massive emotions and snappy dialogue. The ending was sweet. But there is a definite “no go” action which brought the whole tale down a notch.

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The Disaster Days | Rebecca Behrens
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Grab a great Middle-grade survival story. There are too many adventures in this babysitting gig! A quick, intense read!