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SarahBookInterrupted

Joined June 2020

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Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bront
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Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle by Emily Nagoski, Amelia Nagoski
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Yes Please | Amy Poehler
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I listened to the audiobook on this one and would recommend it. I thought hearing her jokes was better. I also liked all the guest appearances. I think the best part of the book was her reading to a live audience at the end. The jokes were so much funnier with her interaction with the audience and the laughter. I would have preferred if the book was more linear, it jumped from different years and times, but that seems to match Amy‘s personality.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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Check out my book review of City of Girls on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-city-of-girls

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Check out Lia‘s book review of the children‘s book “Don‘t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!” On this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-don-t-let-the-pigeon-stay...

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Eclipse | Stephenie Meyer
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I‘m really into these books now and the storylines of all the characters. I enjoyed this one as well, however there was one part that I thought the movie did a better job. I really disliked the part where Jake kissed Bella in the book and the reaction afterward from Jake and Charlie. I thought they were out of character. Even Edwards reaction was better in the movie. Jake assaulted her and no one seemed to care she was upset and physically hurt.

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The Feast of Love | Charles Baxter
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I can see why it won awards. It‘s one of those books that are written differently. Its more artistic. I did like all the stories interweaved but it wasn‘t necessarily enjoyable love stories. Most were tragic love stories. The characters were all well developed and interesting so you were invested that way, but there wasn‘t really happy endings. Even the one that was, wasn‘t elaborated on. So, I give it a so-so because it just wasn‘t my book.

MoonWitch94 I totally agree with your review. I read this book at a time in my life where tragic love stories spoke to me—BUT not anymore. It‘s too sad for me. I thought it should‘ve been called “Feast of Pain” 🤣 3w
SarahBookInterrupted @MoonWitch94 Yes! Margaret was a good thing, but I was hoping for Aaron. It was mostly heartbreaking. Almost anytime there was hope it turned painful again. 3w
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Check Out Lindsay‘s Book Review on this weeks Manuscript Monday. Are you looking to improve your memory?

https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-moonwalking-with-einstein

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American Spy: A Novel | Lauren Wilkinson
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This was an excellent book. I loved all the details weaved into the story. I live in Senegal and little things like drinking water from plastic bags just added life to the story. She transported you to New York and Burkina Faso. She also painted a vivid picture of being a black women in the 80‘s in the FBI. You see how she must be on guard, always. I wish I knew how the lives of the characters continued after the book. I didn‘t want it to end.

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Check out Meredith‘s book review of BJ Novak‘s children‘s book on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-book-with-no-pictures

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the book was narrated through a letter and you only find out what relation the person has to Vivian until the end of the book. I also loved the picture of the 1940‘s that is painted in the book. I was transformed into Vivian‘s life. The relationships in the book have so much depth and complexity. It made each character lovable with all their faults, mistakes and regrets. Each one could be their own novel.

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Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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I finished this book yesterday and I reread the last chapter when I woke up. I thought about it throughout the night. It was an excellent book. It was haunting, but most books based on traumatic horrifying moments in history are. Both times I read the last chapter I was crying; Tears of sadness and love. My grandmother suggested this book. It will stay with me. I love the line in the end of the book “Men tell stories.” “Women get on with it.”

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Mehso-so

I didn‘t enjoy this book until the last quarter of the book. It was my first graphic novel so it took me some time to get used to this format. Also, I feel that the last quarter of the book had the most feeling. I didn‘t have enough of the literary references needed to truly understand how she was feeling or the comparison she was making and the use of the complex language in the book created another barrier between me and the author.

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Rose Madder | Stephen King
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Check out Kim‘s book review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-rose-madder

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The Crackwalker: A Play | Judith Thompson
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Check out Kara‘s review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-crackwalker

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New Moon | Stephanie Meyer
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I liked this book just as much as the first. Who knew that I would be hooked on a vampire and werewolf story. I really loved Bella and Jacob‘s relationship. Although, I was still in Edwards corner as her Romeo. Also, poor Charlie. He has no idea all the danger his daughter is in on a regular bases. He is just trying his best. I really love Bella and Charlie‘s relationship too. Can‘t wait to read the next book.

CogsOfEncouragement I adore this series. Enjoy! 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @CogsOfEncouragement Thank you! When the books originally came out I had friends and family recommended it and I always passed. I am so grateful that my husband was given a free box of books that contained the first book. And so far I can‘t get enough. I‘m just waiting for the next book to arrive. Can‘t wait! 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement The novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is also excellent. I recommend reading the books in the order they were published. So read it after Breaking Dawn. I also enjoyed Life and Death, if you finish the series and want more. 2mo
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CogsOfEncouragement When you are done with the series, Meyer‘s website has outtakes and FAQ‘s for each book. Really fun. But I would wait until you are all done to avoid spoilers. https://stepheniemeyer.com/ 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @CogsOfEncouragement Thanks! I have stacked both books. I just talked to a friend and she was so excited I‘m reading them. 2mo
CogsOfEncouragement I‘m sure she is! They are so fun to discuss. You have a lot to look forward too. 🍎happy reading🍎 2mo
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Check out my book review of Big Magic on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-big-magic

jb72 This is one of my favorite books. I have it on audio and paperback. 2mo
SarahBookInterrupted @jb72 I originally listened to it on Audiobook and then bought the hardcover. 2mo
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It wasn‘t what I expected, but it was an enjoyable light read. I wasn‘t sure at first with the liberties the author took with changing the characters and how they interacted with each other, but once I got used to it, I enjoyed it. I do like a murder mystery and I‘ll never tire of P&P spine offs. Now that I know what to expect I think it will be easier to shift into the flow of the next book. I also like who the author made the villains.

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Check out Lia‘s book review of The Very Hungry Caterpillar on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-very-hungry-caterpill...

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I love Jennifer Robson books and this was no exception. The details she puts in her historical fiction is another reason why I keep coming back to her novels. I cried a few times while reading this book. The last quarter of the book I couldn‘t put down. I was holding on to hope just like the characters where. It wasn‘t a perfectly happy ending. How could it be when it‘s about WW2 but enough that my hope wasn‘t crushed, but restored.

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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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Check out Meredith‘s Book Review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-bewilderment

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Twilight | Stephanie Meyer
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I was surprised that I enjoyed this book so much! I don‘t really read fantasy or sci-fi but I really liked this book. My husband had brought home a box of books he was given and we put it on the bookshelf. I never thought much about it, until I was feeling I needed a light read after so many books with suicide in them. This really did the trick. I even watched the movie before finishing. Which I‘ve never done before. I‘m hooked and will read on!

sprainedbrain I love this series! ❤️ 3mo
SusanLee I‘ve watched the movie and sad to say I‘ve only enjoyed the first one. I did buy the box set after the first movie but it‘s been sitting in my TBR pile since! 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @SusanLee I do think the movie was more enjoyable when I knew what was happening in everyone‘s minds and the back stories. The end of the movie made more sense after finishing the book. I also liked that Bella came up for the escape plan instead of what was in the movie. I‘m going to look for a used copy before reading on. Maybe that will help my TBR shelf. 🥴 3mo
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SarahBookInterrupted @sprainedbrain you did? I was surprised because, as you know I love Victorian romances. But it was very enjoyable. I can see parallels between Edward and Darcy. Hot and Cold. 3mo
sprainedbrain I really did! I actually read these books before the movies even came out… I like to credit them with getting me back into reading a lot after my divorce. I was a single mom with 4 really young kids and hadn‘t been reading much since college until I got sucked in to these books. 😂 I realize they aren‘t perfect or classics material, but I loved the characters and the story so much. I loved the movies too! 3mo
SusanLee @SarahBookInterrupted ah ok, might boot it up the TBR a bit then 😅 3mo
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I really loved diving into a character in P&P that I never gave much thought too. It makes me think about other stupefied characters in Jane Austen‘s other books. Maybe this was a common occurrence in Victorian England with Laudanum. Regardless, I really loved the book and cringed for Anne De Bourgh when she had to go up against Lady Catherine. I also loved them talking about women‘s rights . The ending was happy which is a must for me.

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Love You Forever | Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
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On this weeks Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday Lindsay reviews Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Check it out here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-love-you-forever

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Matilda | Roald Dahl
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I read this with my 3 kids. It was so different from the movie. I did need to explain some of the abuse and language to the kids but I think that Miss Trunchbull was so outrageous for them that they couldn‘t imagine a real teacher like that. So, it turned out to be fine. They thought it was funny for me to use “bad” words while reading. They all loved the book with her superpowers in her eyes and the naughty things Matilda did to the mean adults.

Gissy So good that you explained your kids those violent parts. I didn‘t expect the book to be like that. They talk even about suicide thoughts, which is good to talk about but is good to have an adult to explain it and what to do. The teacher tells those feelings to a child? 🤦🏽‍♀️ 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Gissy I do find Roald Dahl books all have a dark side to them. I find I‘m usually explaining them, but it‘s a good opportunity to discuss issues with kids without it being in “real” life. They can so easily hear about all these things on the news or at school. Which I think is more difficult for them to get the lesson or information. 3mo
Gissy @SarahBookInterrupted You are right🤗 3mo
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My Sister's Keeper | Jodi Picoult
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Check out Kim from Book Interrupted‘s review on Manuscript Monday here: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-my-sister-s-keeper

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I love Brene Brown! She has a great written voice and she is pretty badass. This book was inspiring and thought provoking. The last line of the book is awesome. I used it for a inspirational blog post ( https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/thought-thursday-sarah-s-sayings-12 ) “I am the wilderness!” That‘s right. Thank you Brene Brown and Maya Angelou for inspiring this work. If you‘re looking for true belonging then this book is a must read.

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The beginning is very dark and the end is predictable but I couldn‘t put it down. It encourages the reader to live life to the fullest, keep trying and get a new perspective. I live by that philosophy; going to my own “library” and trying again many times. It‘s always enjoyable to read something that reinforces your own beliefs. BI Book Reports: https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/41c4baed/the-midnight-l...

Line I bought this this week and this is one of the next books I will be reading. 3mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Line you should read along with the podcast. We did 6 episodes about the book. We all chose a library in one of the episodes which was fun. You won‘t understand until you read the book. But, it was fun to think about. 3mo
Line I just began reading yesterday and already like it. I will be going to the beach to read a bit now. Okay, thank you! 3mo
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The Gargoyle | Andrew Davidson
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Check out Kara‘s book review of The Gargoyle on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-gargoyle

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Check out my review of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-bell-jar

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I found this book interesting. At first I didn‘t like how I was waiting for the murder that never came but later on I loved that all the characters were well developed. I didn‘t realize this was a non-fiction until I was almost done. Which makes it even more fascinating. It reads like a fiction, especially the sheer amount of extremely eccentric characters. I have no desire to go to Savannah for so many social reasons but it made a good book.

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I devoured this book. I loved that it had all the various characters from the novels and the new characters that were introduced were very lovable too. I knew the killer from the start, but loved that she played on the faults of the beloved characters and how that would play out in their marriages in a stressful circumstance. For all lovers of Jane Austen this one was fun.

Julsmarshall I loved this too! So unique! 4mo
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Check out Lia‘s book review of The Eleventh Hour on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-eleventh-hour

Nutmegnc We had such a good time with this book in my family when I was a kid. 4mo
Nutmegnc @SarahBookInterrupted we still have never broken the seal on the answer. 🤣 4mo
BethM One of my faves as a kid! 4mo
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I absolutely loved this book! I can‘t stop talking about it. I have 3 children and have already started using many of the techniques. We moved from Canada to Senegal so some of the cultural ways of raising children we already do. The Inuit section is already changing my life. Not getting angry at your children, remaining calm and stop talking so much. Wow! My house in 2 weeks is already more peaceful. Every parent needs to read this! 5 Stars

Kayla.Adriena I've heard of this one! Does it recommend getting rid of a lot of their toys and curious if you did so? 🤔 4mo
Caroline2 Sounds great. Stacked! 😃 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted Yes it does. We live somewhere now where toys aren‘t so important. Kids usually have half a dozen & rotate them often. I struggle when we come back to Canada or family visits. They give my kids so many toys. So, it‘s challenging. I just get rid of anything they don‘t play with every 4-6 months.She does say in the book, just reduce the toys to what your kids play with. But, the toy thing is a small part of the book. it‘s a must read! @Kayla.Adriena 4mo
SarahBookInterrupted @Caroline2 you won‘t regret it! 4mo
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Come Away with Me | Karma Brown
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This is the kind of book that you must read to the end. There were slow parts but they all make sense and make the book so much more enjoyable once you get to the end. It was an emotional read but a good one.

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The World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition | Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson
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Check out Lindsay‘s review of The World Atlas of Wine in Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-world-atlas-of-wine

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I have listened to her podcast and took a 21 day manifesting challenge she did in 2020, so I knew what to expect. Many stories are the same as I already knew, but I did enjoy the exercises at the end of each chapter for self reflection. It‘s nice to sit and think about your life: past, present and future. This was a teaching memoir and for the most part I enjoyed it. She is honest about herself and the lessons she learned.

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The Autobiography of a Yogi | Paramhansa Yogananda
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Check out Kara‘s book review on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-autobiography-of-a-yogi

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Operation Angus | Terry Fallis
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I am so glad he wrote more about Angus and Daniel. I loved it! I‘ve read the first two books and was excited to visit these characters again. It‘s a lovely enjoyable read and so very Canadian. It‘s a warm and cozy read just like the ones before. Hoping for a 4th book.

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Check out Book Interrupted‘s member Kim‘s review of A Million Little Pieces on this weeks Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-a-million-little-pieces Also, listen to the Podcast where Kim talks about the controversy surrounding the book. There in a link in the blog post.

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I give this book a so-so because before reading it I wasn‘t really into birds, so all the tweeting (actually spelled tweet noises) was a little too intense for me. But, I don‘t give it a thumbs down either because I learned so much from this book. I definitely notice and listen to the birds more, and feel more part of the natural world. Which I think was the objective of the author. The 1st and last chapter are great; Perfect gift for any birder.

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I reviewed Michelle Good‘s book Five Little Indians on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday Blog post. Check it out here https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-mondays-five-little-indians

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Runaway | Alice Munro
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I don‘t read many short story collections and I think it‘s why it took me so long to read it. I would go back to the book between reading others. It is also my first Alice Munro read. She really paints a wonderful picture and her stories almost seem like a novel all on their own. All the characters are complicated which I really enjoyed as well. I will read her again. If you don‘t read short story collections Alice Munro is a good place to start.

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Check out Meredith‘s review of How to Raise a Wild Child on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Monday. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-how-to-raise-a-wild-child

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Lady Susan | Jane Austen
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I enjoyed this short book and how it‘s all put in letters. I do prefer Jane Austens novels, but this was a nice little taste from her. I also love Lady Susan as a character that causes chaos‘s everywhere she goes and that you never like her. It‘s different then the books. Quick and enjoyable read.

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The Good Egg | Jory John
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Check out Lia‘s Book Review of The Good Egg on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-good-egg

CuriousG I gave The Cool Bean to my nephew last year. These books are so cute. 5mo
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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Sylvia Plath has come up lately in the books I‘m reading so when I saw this on my mothers book shelf I knew it was time to read her. The way she describes Esters emotions and mood at any given time is perfection. The entire book I‘m taken within her and understand what she is feeling. I can see how she‘s slowly disassociating to the outside world. I‘ve had my moments of depression and it‘s never forgotten it comes with you, just like she says.

jewright This book is super powerful. 5mo
SarahBookInterrupted @jewright I thought so too. 5mo
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Book Interrupted is reading What the Robin Knows, Meredith‘s Book pick. If you want to read along with our 6-week book cycle with our Podcast go to https://www.bookinterrupted.com/episodes-podcast/episode/41758ef8/what-the-robin...

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Another good one from Canada Reads. It‘s an excellent book. I was hoping but not expecting a happier ending. There were so many gems in this book. It made me reflect personally but also globally. It‘s one of those books that will stay with me.

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The Power | Rhonda Byrne
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I liked it better then the secret. I listened to the audiobook and anytime I was in a grumpy mood I would put it on. It would help change my mood. Just a reminder to “Love” is a great message.

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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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See what Lindsay had to say about Into the Wild on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-into-the-wild

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Check out Kim‘s book review of The Inconvenient Indian on Book Interrupted‘s Manuscript Mondays. https://www.bookinterrupted.com/post/manuscript-monday-the-inconvenient-indian