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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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1. Yes, give me all the historical fiction from all the eras.
2. The tagged book set during the Trojan Wars.
#two4tuesday
#daylate
@TheSpineView

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The Book Woman's Daughter | Kim Michele Richardson
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I was informed by @BarkingMadRun that ‘The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek‘ had a sequel. I put a hold on it in Libby last night and it came in this morning.
😊

BarkingMadRun Hooray!!! 3d
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I had a $25 gift card for B&N and they had buy one get one half off.
I have the second book in ‘The Mysterious Benedict Society‘ don‘t remember how I ended up with the second one.
I‘ve wanted the tagged book for a while.
I couldn‘t pass up these bookmarks.

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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I liked this one. I loved the historical background. I even learned something new, I had NO idea of the “blue people” of Appalachia. I fully intend to go down a rabbit hole of the pack horse librarians and “blue people”.
I liked the main character after a bit. The love story seemed forced and the wedding scene seemed over the top. I understand that‘s how things were the scene was just a lot.
Recommend.

BarkingMadRun Loved this, I want to read the sequel! I got my copy in a little free library and totally went down the Google rabbit hole to see if there were actual blue people! 5d
OrangeMooseReads @BarkingMadRun Hold up there is a sequel!? 😯 4d
BarkingMadRun Yea! I think it‘s called the Bookwoman‘s Baby? No, it‘s Bookwoman‘s Daughter 4d
OrangeMooseReads @BarkingMadRun I‘m going to have to look that one up, thanks for letting me know 😊 4d
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Next read. I‘m about 3 hrs in and so far I like the story. I‘m going to have to do a bit of research though.

CoverToCoverGirl I went in search of more information too! Loved this book, fascinating. 5d
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Beautifully written. The story was entrancing. Stayed up too late multiple nights reading and forcing myself to put it down and sleep.
I loved the story no matter how slightly unrealistic if felt at times. That‘s the point of fiction though isn‘t it.
I loved this book. The ending was great. I wish I had read it sooner.
Highly Recommend

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The Huntress | Kate Quinn
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A little bit predictable. Well written and characters that are developed ok l, they could be a little more. The story is split between 1950s Boston and WWII Europe. A trio of Nazi Hunters are searching for a ruthless female murderer. There are also love stories. There are twists, they are a little predictable, and some action.
Recommend.

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No One Goes Alone | Erik Larson
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This was a good one. I liked the mystery and the paranormal aspects. Worth the time. I recommend.

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And then I had to go to Target tonight for a couple things and we all know what happens there. Darn books jump off the shelves and into your cart.
#gottoreaditbeforeiwatchit

tpixie You‘ve posted a lot of orange 🍊 books lately 😀 1w
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie I hadn‘t noticed 😂 orange 🍊 is a fun color 1w
BkClubCare I just had TWO books jump into my cart today! What was I to do?! One is my book club selection and I am in a loooong line at the library for it. Sigh 1w
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OrangeMooseReads @BkClubCare you can‘t do anything. Spring loaded shelves. 1w
tpixie @OrangeMooseReads yes! Orange 🍊 is a fun color. Watch out for spring boarded shelves!! 1w
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie they are terrible 1w
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Mom and I went into a little bookstore in Ludington, Windowsill Books.
I added to my physical Vonnegut collection.
I also got a couple buttons. The one says “Read Banned Books”
I‘m really annoyed with the stickers on the front of the books. I can‘t get them off 🤬

tpixie I hate price stickers!! 1w
OrangeMooseReads @tpixie these wouldn‘t bother me more than normal if they weren‘t on the front. Stupid sticks on books! 1w
Patchshank Should be illegal 1w
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slategreyskies Sometimes Goo Gone works for me for removing stickers from books. It leaves a slight orange-y smell on them, but I‘d rather an orange smell than a sticker. 1w
LeahBergen Did you try heating them up with a blow dryer? 1w
OrangeMooseReads @Patchshank it should 😊 1w
OrangeMooseReads @slategreyskies I will have to give that a try 1w
OrangeMooseReads @LeahBergen well that would make sense LOL my brain is slightly burnout lately. I will try that, thank you 😊 1w
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This is the other book I found at the Antique store. It‘s more of a joke because I took 3 yrs of Spanish in high school, went to Spain, and took 2 semesters of it in college and STILL can barely speak any Spanish.

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Man Cub has a tennis tournament in Ludington (lovely city right on Lake Michigan) yesterday and afterwards my parents (mostly mom) went to a couple stores. I found this and another books in an Antique store.
I have another New Hudson Shakespeare that was my great grandmother‘s.

Bookwomble I love an old book with an inscription, though I'd never write in one of my own for posterity! 1w
OrangeMooseReads @Bookwomble I love them too and also would never do it. 😁 1w
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No One Goes Alone | Erik Larson
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Next up!
So far it‘s good. I‘m less than an hour into it.

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Watership Down | Richard Adams
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I had never read this and was not aware that is was a middle grade book. Learn something new everyday.
I liked this. It was well thought out and developed. I love the rabbits. The story is good. That Adams didn‘t make the rabbits do things that rabbits wouldn‘t do with the exception of speaking, is fantastic in an anthropomorphic story.
Worth the time. I see why it is a classic.

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Just finished this one. It was good. A bit predictable and the characters didn‘t have much depth. Worth the time though is you are looking for a mystery.

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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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I‘ve only ever heard people love this or they hate it. I must say I fall into the latter group. I found the MC annoying and pretentious and I wanted to slap the sh*t out of him. The supporting characters weren‘t any better. There was no story. I finished the book.
I couldn‘t see the brilliance that some people see in this book.

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A Confederacy of Dunces | John Kennedy Toole
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Up next.

Leftcoastzen 👍👏👏👏👏 1mo
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This book is amazing. That sounds weird given when and where this story takes place. The power and strength that a 15-16 year old girl had and the hope that the people kept when everything pointed to death. It‘s astounding.
Well written and worth the time.

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My next read.
So far incredibly interesting and important knowledge.

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Notes on Grief | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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This was good. Adichie writes about losing her beloved father during Covid lock down.
It reminds me that grief is a strange and personal thing.

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Notes on Grief | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I got my library card renewed. This is a short one and I love her. So far good.

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I haven‘t picked or really looked at a book in a couple months.
I read the first chapter or 20 pages of the tagged book some time ago. Not sure what my problem is. I‘ll get passed it eventually. I guess I should renew my library card so I can get back on Libby that might help.
Here is Isabella being Isabella.

DivineDiana Looks like those beautiful cat eyes are encouraging you! And I encourage to indeed renew the Library card! I love Libby! ❤️ 1mo
mcctrish That sounds like a great first step. Then choose something short and fun ( or scandalous) to listen to 1mo
Leftcoastzen She‘s beautiful! I‘m in a life piles on reading slump. Maybe reread something that you love? The library is always great , taking money out of the equation is sometimes liberating. 1mo
keithmalek She's beautiful! 1mo
OrangeMooseReads Thank you for the encouragement @DivineDiana @mcctrish @Leftcoastzen 😊 @Leftcoastzen & @keithmalek She very much knows how beautiful she is 😁Thank you. 1mo
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How did I miss that this is on HULU!? Watching now
#kurtvonnegut

Leftcoastzen So good!👏👏👏👏😁 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Leftcoastzen what I saw of it was good, I fell asleep because I‘m old LOL 😝 3mo
Leftcoastzen Great thing about streaming, you can start over or start where you left off .😁 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Leftcoastzen indeed it is 😊 3mo
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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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My best find today. I think I paid $2 at Goodwill it looks like it was never read or even flipped through 😮 the dust jacket is a little dinged but I think that may have happened in the bag.
I‘ve read it via the audio which is amazing and I love that I have a physical copy now.

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Midnight is a Place | Joan Aiken
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I got these at another thrift shop

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Stopped at a second Dollar Tree and got these

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Shockaholic | Carrie Fisher
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Got this a Goodwill. I got an amazing (to me) find but you have to wait to see it 😁

Question: What are your thoughts on resale/thrift shops selling ARCs?

Leftcoastzen Honestly, I think they don‘t even notice . 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Leftcoastzen they probably don‘t. 3mo
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Bought these at Dollar Tree

Be prepared I went on a bit of a binge today 😬

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🪸 I chose my feeling/emotion. I‘ll scan my shelves or scroll through Libby or Kindle Unlimited until something strikes me.
🐠 by how it makes me feel, the story, the writing. Mostly feeling though.
🐢my parents as usual. They go above and beyond for us (me).
#wonderouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Lovely ☺️ thanks for playing ❤️ 3mo
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HOLY MOLY! I didn‘t realize it had been that long. I love this place even though I haven‘t been around much. My reading has been non-existent and I‘ve been kind of blah.
Thank you to all the wonderful people here! 😘

Side note I have no idea what the tagged book is LOL 😂

Librarybelle Happy Litsyversary! 3mo
OrangeMooseReads @Librarybelle Thank you 😊 3mo
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Vonnegut will fix my reading funk!

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Gone with the Wind | Margareth Mitchell
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Went to browse Kindle Unlimited because I don‘t already have 100s of ebooks to read.
Anyway, WHAT IS THIS COVER?

LeahBergen 😳😳 5mo
TrishB Lol! 5mo
Chrissyreadit That‘s hysterical! 5mo
Librarybelle I had to do a double take look at that! 😂 5mo
sprainedbrain 😂 5mo
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A woman and her son are accused, Tried, and found guilty of murder in 1931 Detroit. They spend 15+ yrs in prison before the convictions are overturned.
My biggest issue, the author got a small detail very wrong. She mentions a city, Dowagiac, and states it is in Northern Michigan, a look at a map would show it is very much in Southern Michigan. This didn‘t have anything to do with the main story, if that detail is so wrong what else is wrong?

TrishB I hate finding stuff like that because then I mistrust everything else! 5mo
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I want to say I started this around the first of the year. I‘m about halfway though. My reading has been off the last few months. I couldn‘t get into anything. Maybe I will finish this one this month.
It‘s information packed, not sure if it‘s interesting information or just book filler. I‘m going to keep reading because I want to and I‘m interested.

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Passing | Larson, Nella
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Finally finished this. It didn‘t take so long because of the story or writing those are both really good, I‘ve been having reading issues.
Tackles topics of race, prejudice, misconceptions, preconceived notions, and personal choices. Taking place mostly in 1920s-30s Harlem. Two childhood friends reunite after a chance encounter. Both women of color with skin light enough to let them “pass” in society as white women.
The end surprised me.

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Tuesday's Socks | Alison Ragsdale
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1. More often than I should.
2. Oh geez, I‘m sure I have books I got in the 90s that I still haven‘t read.

Thanks @EadieB for the tag
@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

EadieB You‘re welcome! Thanks for playing! 6mo
TheSpineView Thanks for playing! Have a wonderful day! 6mo
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Unlock Your Storybook Heart | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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I love Amanda Lovelace. I know her work isn‘t for everybody. I connect with it. I always have a ton of tabs when I read her.

I would have finished earlier in the day but pesky work was getting in the way!

Book #2 for the year lol 😆 it‘s been a weird reading year so far for me.

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Unlock Your Storybook Heart | Amanda Lovelace, ladybookmad
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Maybe I‘ll get book 2 of the year in today.

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Wednesday's Child | Amanda Hewett
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1. Depends on the story.
2. No. I can‘t read in any other languages 🙁
3. Mood reader all the way. I‘ve used to do lists and got frustrated so a few years ago I completely quit preselecting reads.

Thanks for the tag @The_Penniless_Author
@Eggs #wondrouswednesday

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🥳📚👏🏻 7mo
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Memnoch the Devil | Anne Rice
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1. Probably Anne Rice with Vonnegut a close second.
2. In bed or curled up on the couch.
3. No I don‘t.

#wonderouswednesday
@Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🥰 7mo
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This centers on a study conducted in the 70s in which people presented themselves as having mental health issues and get themselves committed to institutions for various lengths of time. The study was published and over the years affected other areas of mental health studies including the DSM 3rd Edition.
It‘s clear why this case would interest Cahalan if you have read her previous book.
It is a deeply researched book. ⬇️

OrangeMooseReads It brings up a lot of interesting points about mental health and the diagnosis of different disorders. All of the information is presented in an easy to understand manner Cahalan does a great job of that. Cahalan is a great storyteller and the way she makes this book flow is excellent. 7mo
TheBookHippie One of my top reads last year. Such a necessary read! 7mo
OrangeMooseReads @TheBookHippie I agree it‘s a necessary read 7mo
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Trying this one again. I don‘t remember why I didn‘t really even start it last time.

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I‘ve been working on my book journal the last week or 2, I work on it at slow times so it‘s taken a bit. It‘s not fancy but it will work.
Best of is for 4-5 ⭐️ reads
Not Great is for DNF or 1 ⭐️ reads
Goals are things I would like to accomplish with my reading this year, yes the sticker has one of my goals on it 😊 another goal is to actually remember to use this journal LOL 😆

mrp27 Looks great! 8mo
Nute Very nice! I hope that you do remember to use. That‘s my problem with planners and bullet journals. I go strong for a little bit in the beginning and then fall by the wayside for the remainder of the year. Good luck! 8mo
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Passing | Nella Larsen
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So finally getting to my first new book of the year. Maybe I‘ll be able to focus and concentrate enough to actually finish it. I haven‘t been able to stay focused enough to finish anything. I‘ve let my Libby borrows expire and the physical book just sits by my bed, I haven‘t even looked at the ebook in a while. I‘ll get back to it eventually.

DivineDiana I think this will hold your attention. ❤️ 8mo
OrangeMooseReads @DivineDiana I hope so 😊 8mo
LiteraryinLawrence I hear you with having trouble focusing. I basically read nothing from June to November. Don‘t push it and do what you‘re drawn to. Books will be there when you‘re ready! 8mo
Suzze I went almost a year and a half where I read only about 20 books. I think I‘m finally past it now and have read 5 books so far this month. 8mo
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300 Writing Prompts | Sarah Evans
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Picked this up at Target last night. I‘ve looked at this journal and journals similar to this several times over the years.
I need to have that outlet again and having a jumping off place is always helpful.
Note: the tagged book is not the pictured. This journal is from Piccadilly

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Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
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Let‘s see how this goes. I‘ve been bailing on all the audiobooks I‘ve started lately.

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Readergrrl I copied this so fast!!! 🤣❤️🤣❤️🤣❤️ 9mo
Leftcoastzen Yep! 9mo
ju.ca.no 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼 9mo
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I love Amanda Lovelace.
Another excellent collection of poetry. This one didn‘t feel as wow as previous collections that may have just been me.
I love that she dedicates the book to Persephone.

guinsgirlreads She is the best! 9mo
Kayla.Adriena I'm super tired right now so I may be losing it but those flowers look like swimming sperm! 😆 9mo
OrangeMooseReads @Kayla.Adriena LOL 😂 they do. They are on fire. 9mo
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Ace of Spades | Faridah Abike-Iyimide
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I knew I wouldn‘t get any books for Christmas (bro &SIL didn‘t exchange and told parent not to buy me anything, told Man Cub I wanted a carpet cleaner) so I bought myself a couple.
Top 2 are new and the bottom 3 are used.
Seen and heard good things about Ace.
Love Amanda Lovelace.
Love Louise Erdrich (want her new one).
I‘ve heard good things about the last 2 as well.

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The Vampire Lestat | Anne Rice
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Heartbroken this morning learning of the passing of one of my favorite authors.
A roommate/friend told me I should read The Vampire Lestat and I was hooked. I started following Ms Rice on social media and discover she was a wonderful person as well as writer.
I wish peace and comfort to her family and friends.

CBee I was so sad to hear this 😢 10mo
DGRachel I just the Facebook post from her son Christopher. I‘m heartbroken. Her books brought me so much joy and comfort in middle and high school. 10mo
Leftcoastzen 😢 10mo
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