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Rachbb3

Joined January 2017

LibraryThing member Rachbb3

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Resubscribed to #BOTM again. ☺️

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Firestarter | Stephen King
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Great book and truly frightening. It‘s not frightening so much because of Andy and Charlie‘s abilities but because of the twisted government that created them and wants to use them for their own use.

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A collection of short stories that I‘ve read before in others books. 🙄😂

CogsOfEncouragement I‘m sorry. That is a bummer. I appreciate the heads up to look at descriptions of Christie carefully to not fall into this same trap. What a disappointment. 7mo
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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A bizarre and heavy book. The story is told by different members of the Bundren family plus a few of their neighbors and each personality vastly different from the other. It took some reading between the lines and deeper thought to understand what was going on most of the time but by the end it came together.

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I‘ve read Mansfield Park a few times and with each time it‘s gets better for me. 💕

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Elizabeth (Sisi) is 15 years old when she marries into the Habsburg family and becomes Empress of Austria. She immediately gains the favor of the people but life at court is very difficult for a wild and independent girl. This is one of the best books I‘ve read in a while, I was completely engrossed in it. 👍🏻

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The Time Traveler's Wife | Audrey Niffenegger
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This started out very strong, lagged a bit in the middle and but ended well.

LMJenkins One of my absolute favorites! 8mo
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A chance to peek at the genius of Agatha Christie and how she plotted and planned her stories.

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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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Pray for me I‘m about to read Faulkner.

AmyG Hahahaha. I get it. I can‘t read his books without cliff notes. 8mo
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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
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An incredible book. It‘s probably my favorite from him.

Reggie Well, well, look who‘s here. Lol, good to see you! 8mo
Rachbb3 @Reggie Hey there! I know I‘ve been AWOL. Glad to see some of the alumni still on here. (edited) 8mo
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The Odyssey | Homer Homer
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Very good but very long. #classics

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Listened to this short audio while doing things around the house. It‘s always nice to revisit anything Harry Potter.

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Fahrenheit 451 | Ray Bradbury
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So good. This guy was way ahead of his time.

vivastory Loved this one 1y
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more but got bogged down by all the details. Otherwise it was informative of the artists and era.

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Lost in Paris | Elizabeth Thompson
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This was pure book candy, especially for those who love the Lost Generation era. What sold me was the blurb “If you‘re a fan of Midnight in Paris or Hemingway‘s A Moveable Feast you‘ll eat up this story”. So very true.

LeslieO Stacked! 1y
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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How many times can one read this book? About a million. My IRL book club is going through Jane Austen. This of course is the first book on the agenda. 👍🏻

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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One of my favorites. 💕

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I once heard someone say that Hemingway shines in his short stories. I have found this to be true. My favorites of the bunch: Indian Camp, The End of Something, A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro.

SamAnne I so agree. He is at his best in his short stories. I hate to say it but his novels often remind me of Bad Hemingway writing contest. 1y
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This chronicles the illness and death of Ivan Ilych. He struggles to understand why he suffers and takes stock of where he went wrong in his life until the very end of it when all is made clear to him.

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I really liked this one, it would make a great movie. 👍🏻

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The Imitation of Christ | Thomas a Kempis
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The devotions of a 15th century monk. It was good but I had to read it in bite size pieces. It‘s a book I‘ve put down and picked up again a couple of times and finally finished this morning. 😊

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The Sanatorium | Sarah Pearse
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I had higher hopes for this book. It wasn‘t very believable and the protagonist wasn‘t all that likable.

ferskner Right???? I was so frustrated with her! 2y
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Austenland: A Novel | Shannon Hale
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Reread for my IRL book club. I love this movie so much that I couldn‘t help being impatient with the book this time around because there wasn‘t enough Miss Charming in it. Tally-ho! 😂

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Hotchner‘s memoir of his friendship with Papa for the last 13 years of Hemingway‘s life leading up to his suicide. A great account and look into one of the most controversial, mysterious, and prolific writers of the twentieth century.

Crazeedi Have you seen the new Ken Burns documentary on Papa Hemmingway? I think it's out, or very soon to be shown! 2y
Rachbb3 @Crazeedi The beginning of April I believe. 😊 2y
LeslieO @Rachbb3 @Crazeedi I love Hemingway stuff! This one is on my shelf but I haven‘t read it yet. Can‘t wait for the Ken Burns doc. Have you read 2y
Rachbb3 @LeslieO I haven‘t but just added it to my TBR 👍🏻 2y
Crazeedi @LeslieO no I haven't! Looks good 2y
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The Four Winds: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Kristin Hannah has a talent of writing books that demand a response. This book is a journey of heartache and heartbreak and it doesn‘t let up until the last page.

CoverToCoverGirl I think it‘s her best book. 2y
GAustin Big fan of Hannah. Reading this now and few chapters in it really jumps off the page! 2y
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Go back to the early 1920‘s and experience Paris the way Hemingway did. Black and white photos of museums , cafes, hotels, and bars that Hemingway frequented during his time there are displayed beautifully. I read it in one sitting.

Hollie In case you didn‘t see it: here‘s a link to a zoom Thursday about Hemingway and Gender with Ken Burns! https://fb.me/e/3rsJ772t8 2y
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REBECCA | Daphne du Maurier's
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One of my favorite rereads. I love going back to Manderley.

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Silas Marner | George Eliot
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This is such a beautiful book. Silas Marner is a weaver that is falsely accused of stealing and leaves his home to a new country. There he becomes a loner and a miser who has completely lost faith, until a two year old baby girl comes into his life restoring everything he once believed about humanity and himself.

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What a charming account of the making of the movie. I think I‘ll go watch it now. ❤️

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Just finished for my IRL book club. A reread and always worth it. 👍🏻

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Cannery Row | John Steinbeck
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Steinbeck is such an amazing writer. He endears you to his characters and pulls you into their world. It also helps that I‘m very familiar with Monterey and Cannery Row so I was able to picture clearly streets and places he mentions. Fantastic book! ❤️

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Sauron Defeated | John R. R. Tolkien
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A Tolkien feast 😀 #bookmail #bookhaul

monkeygirlsmama Cool covers 2y
JazzFeathers I've just started reading The People of Middle-earth with the #FlowshipOfTolkien 😊 2y
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Still going strong after 40 years of drug addiction, alcoholism, divorces, turmoil within the band, and last but not least successes.
“They‘ve come a long, long way from boring Basildon. It would be a foolish man indeed who hazarded a bet that their extraordinary story is anywhere near being over.”

Cuilin Just can‘t get enough, I remember shouting a certain word when this was played in a nightclub. Totally revealing my age! ❤️ 80‘s 2y
batsy Love them 💜 2y
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The end of my night. Lol.

TrishB Not read this one, any good? They all became a bit the same. I would absolutely love one of the band members to write their version (though preferably not Fletch 😁) 2y
Rachbb3 @TrishB This one is good. It chronicles the band from their earliest (talks a little of their childhoods and how they all met) and through each album. The pictures are great. An autobiography by Dave or Martin would be 👍🏻. 2y
TrishB I shall have a look 👍🏻yes a Dave or Martin book would be fab! 2y
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I read it in 2 days. Although a lot of it is speculation it‘s still a possibility and Archie reminded me of Scott Peterson (even though he didn‘t murder her). Good book. 👍🏻

Aims42 It was soooo good! I couldn‘t put it down 👍🏻 2y
KathyWheeler I wanted to slap Archie— he‘s awful. I really want Benedict‘s solution to be what actually happened. 😄 2y
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These endpapers! 😍

Bookishlie On my holds list from the library!!! 2y
kspenmoll Love them! 2y
BethM Love it! 2y
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Aims42 I hope you like it, I loved it!! 2y
Nute Nice! 2y
Megabooks 😍😍 2y
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Carrie | Stephen King
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Carrie has been picked on and bullied by all her peers, but she has a power that she discovers and takes the ultimate revenge. King‘s first book, I flew through it.

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Peril at End House | Agatha Christie
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If I‘m not reading Poirot, I‘m watching it. Peril At End House is one of my favorites. 🙂

Suelizbeth David Suchet is the best! 2y
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#bookmail 😀😀😃

AlaMich I‘ve seen so many Littens post about Tolkien over the years, and I never realized how many books he actually wrote. 2y
Rachbb3 @AlaMich Many were published posthumously by his grandson I believe. It‘s such a fantastic world he created. 2y
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The Ickabog | J.K. Rowling
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I don‘t really know what to say about this. 😂 I don‘t think it would ever be fair to compare anything else she writes to Harry Potter, but this was certainly different. A long drawn out fairy tale about a creature that haunts a country and then greedy evil men use the fear of the people to take over.

GingerAntics So a story that turned out to be about modern America. 2y
Rachbb3 @GingerAntics Oh gosh, I kept thinking that through the whole thing. 2y
GingerAntics @Rachbb3 that‘s not entertaining at all, then. I think I‘ll stick with Harry Potter. 2y
Rachbb3 @GingerAntics Probably a good idea. 👍🏻 2y
GingerAntics @Rachbb3 thanks for taking one for the team, I guess. 2y
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The Last Book Party | Karen Dukess
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I wanted something to listen to for a couple of days while I did some housework and I found myself really getting into this. It‘s nothing profound just entertaining.

Megabooks Agree 2y
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On broken blinds and chimney-pots,
And at the corner of the street A lonely cab-horse steams and stamps. And then the lighting of the lamps. (Preludes). I enjoyed some of Eliot‘s poems, and others had me scratching my head.

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Hercule Poirot's casebook | Agatha Christie
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#currentlyreading I was able to recover my old account. 👍🏻Glad to be back to see what everyone is reading. I spent most of 2020 in a reading slump, it was awful, but I have high hopes for 2021.

Nute Welcome back to Litsy, Ms. Rachel! You were missed! Here‘s to hoping that 2021 is a better reading year and many other better things as well!🙂 2y
Rachbb3 @Nute Thank you! ☺️ 2y
Lcsmcat Welcome back! 2y
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Jas16 Welcome back! 2y
Reggie Hi stranger! Glad you‘re back. 2y
BrieT2016 Welcome back 😘 2y
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Don Quixote: World Classics | Miguel Cervantes
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Finished! I loved this book. It was funny, sad, frustrating, ridiculous, and thoroughly enjoyable. #GAR

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The Clockwork Dynasty | Daniel H. Wilson
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This was okay. It would make a cool movie. 🤖
#BOTM

MrBook My thoughts exactly. 😎 3y
UwannaPublishme Cool cover! 3y
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This was a great book, better than The Dry I think. Anything can happen when a group of people get lost in the woods and panic.

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Had to do it. 😃

MamaGina Me Too - mine arrives tomorrow!⚡️ 3y
Rachbb3 @MamaGina 👍🏻😀 3y
Addison_Reads Mine arrived today, but it was damaged. 😞 A new one should be here in a few days. 3y
Rachbb3 @Addison_Reads Oh no! I‘m glad you‘re able to getting another one. 3y
melissajayne I‘ll order a copy at the end of the month. 3y
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The Tempest | William Shakespeare
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This ended up being one of my favorites so far. I don‘t want to give too much away for #shakespearereadalong I thought the ending was perfect.

Sace *sigh* yet another play I didn't do. 😔 3y
merelybookish Cool! It's one of my faves too! 3y
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One of her best. 👍🏻👍🏻

erzascarletbookgasm A new movie adaptation coming up next Oct! 3y
Rachbb3 @erzascarletbookgasm Yes! I‘m very excited for that. 😃 3y
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Fantastic book, although I really don‘t know where Hollywood got their version of the monster from. 😂 #LitsyAtoZ #GAR

Laughterhp I started listening to this on audio and I was really confused as to if I was actually listening to Frankenstein! 3y
Tamra I just purchased a copy today because I haven‘t read it and so many people have liked it! 3y
Palimpsest ♥️it‘s become one of my favorites. @Tamra enjoy! 3y
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