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Shannon_McKinney

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Joined September 2016

Mom & wife. Book hoarder/reader, board gamer, Chicago Cubs fan, geocacher.lover of tacos. Library-thing shannon2708 goodreads shannon_mckinney.
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Something Wilder (Export) | Christina Lauren
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This was a fun read. It took some twist and turns I wasn‘t expecting, and was a different type of romance book with all of the adventure. 4 ⭐️

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Nora Goes Off Script | Annabel Monaghan
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This one got me out of my reading funk! 👏🏻 & the ending is a “WOW I didn‘t expect that one!” 5/5 ⭐️ anyone have any other suggestions down this book category? TIA ✨

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Out of His League | Caroline Richardson
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Between a pick and so-so on this one. The baseball theming puts it into the pick for me. 3.5 ⭐️

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The Westing Game | Ellen Raskin
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This was such a fun read, and so different for children‘s book ligature of the 70‘s. 4.5 ⭐️

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I cried multiple times reading this gem.

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The Woman in Me | Britney Spears
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I was as usual skeptical of a celebrity memoir, but I think she did a great job telling her story in a light we may not have known.

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It always amazes me how creative Rowling is.

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Interesting autobiography of Toms life during and after the Potter films. 4/5 stars ⭐️

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It‘s incredible to think Yeonmi is less than a year older than me. She‘s an incredible human, and has a story of perseverance. The world needs to read this, and see the atrocities of North Korea. You‘re remembered & heard Yeonmi.

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The Escape Artist | Jonathan Freedland
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An incredible account of one of the only Jewish men to escape Auschwitz‘s-Birkenau.

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Well let‘s just say I cried. 🪄

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The character development is beyond anything I have ever read. 5 witches! 🧙 🧙 🧙 🧙 🧙

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Big Little Spells | Hazel Beck
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“Grief is love, love is magic.” ♥️

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I think it‘s my favorite one yet! I can‘t wait to start the next one, but I‘ll be sad once the series is over. 🧙

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My baby read her first chapter book in 2 days! 📖 🤖 The Mighty Robot series is perfect for 1st graders. It‘s so fun that my son loved these at the same age. 🩵

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My baby read her first chapter book in 2 days! 📖 🤖 The Mighty Robot series is perfect for 1st graders. It‘s so fun that my son loved these at the same age. 🩵

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I must say this a perfect pair for listening to HP & switch gaming! 🧙 🎮 📕 #audiobookpair #nintendo #octobervibes 🍁

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Little Owl Lost | Chris Haughton
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Such an adorable read. Little owl fell out of his nest, and with the help of some friends he is on the search for his mommy. 🦉

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Masterfully written with quite a few wise words to apply in real life.

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If a Horse Had Words | Kelly Cooper
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I‘m on the fence about this one. My daughter LOVES horses, and immediately picked this one out from the library this week. While reading she complained of the length. I too thought some of the story wasn‘t pertinent to the story. 🐴

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Penguins Love Their ABC's | Sarah Aspinall
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Such a cute read about an alphabet hunt these six penguins were set on from their mama. Adaptable! Glad my girl picked this one out from the library. Bonus that it included my favorite animals! 🐧

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Maestro Stu Saves the Zoo | Denise Brennan-Nelson
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One of my daughters library picks this week. Very cute, and as the title implies Stu saves the zoo. There were quite a few idioms in this book. That was fun to see what my slighter thought they meant.

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This book is incredibly accurate. I grew up just north of Middletown&the grandchild of “hillbilly transplants” from Kentucky. One papa moved north after WW2 for factory job & another always said he worked one day in a coal mine & left for Chicago. I‘ve watched family struggle with drugs -lost some to it. & the domestic abuse carry through the generations. It is odd that even though I‘m an Ohioan I still feel such a connection with eastern Kentucky

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Based on Bennie & Stella Dickson - Depression Era Bank Robbers. The book was decent, and I had never heard of the Dickson‘s. 3 ⭐️

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Plenty of Love To Go Around | Emma Chichester Clark
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An adorable read about Plummie the dog, and her new “friend” Binky. 💜

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I couldn‘t imagine being one of these women who were ill informed, and forced to give their child up for adoption.

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Worst book of the year so far. The characters weren‘t relatable. The vague plot was highly predictable & it was like reading propaganda of publishing houses nowadays.

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As a homeschool momma I found this book incredibly beautiful. It not only helps me look at my children and their eduction in a new light, but myself. #homeschool

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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Somehow Matilda flew under my radar for my entire life. In typical Dahl fashion dark, but somehow funny, and charming.

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In the Weeds | B. K. Borison
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Borison has a way with writing that I immensely enjoy. This is the second installment in the Lovelight Farm series. It‘s just as charming and lovely as the first. I wish I could visit Lovelight. 🌲 🩶

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Wow! Such an incredible story. I devoured it in a day. 🧙‍♀️ Each book I read I can‘t believe how entertained all of the characters are. What an incredible imagination Rowling must have.

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The Hobbit | J.R.R. Tolkien
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Hello, Bilbo my old friend. I just finished rereading the Hobbit for the first time in probably 20 years. It‘s like picking up an old friend. It also contains a quote I say quite a bit to my kiddos. “You are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!” 🩶

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It's Better Being a Bunny | Marilyn Sadler
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PJ the bunny finds out he likes being a bunny more than a pig. Cute art work and message to listen to your parents. It also didn‘t hurt that the main character is a bunny. We have 3 as pets. 🐇

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Book Lovers | Emily Henry
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A bookish romantic comedy meets Hallmark movie plot. I enjoyed this one. 4 ⭐️

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Not That Pet! | Smriti Prasadam-Halls
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Adorable writing and illustrations. My daughter and I had some laugh out loud moments.

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Second book down! What can I say I‘m hooked? 🧙‍♀️ 🪄

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Good Night Ohio | Adam Gamble
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Cute, rhyming night time story. My only complaint is the author only included spots in Northern Ohio - which my 6 year old wasn‘t familiar with. Seeing we‘re from South Western Ohio.

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1. No I‘d like to though.
2. Yes because I thought I was buying a different book about the Zodiac Killer. Unfortunately it was the same book just different covers.
3. Narnia, Wonderland, Hogwarts, and Jurassic Park.
#wonderousWednesday @Eggs

Eggs Thanks for playing 🩷🥳 13mo
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Love from the Crayons | Drew Daywalt
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Cute little book full of color and feeling words. My 6 year old enjoyed it. 4 🌟

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The Kiss Quotient | Helen Hoang
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Compelling story of an autistic 🧩 woman and a male escort with a secret past. I enjoyed this one while flying, and on vacation this past week. 4 🌟

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I had never read Harry Potter before. Mostly because of the environment I grew up in. My son recently turned 10 and asked to borrow Harry Potter from the library. I of course let him - joyed that he was excited to read. He loved it so much, and suggested I read it. It was a beautiful story of a mothers love. I‘m hooked, and can‘t wait to read this series with my boy. 🩵 🧙 5 🌟

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As a fan of Lauren I enjoyed this quick read. 4/5 💫

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3/5 🌟

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Todays afternoon read with my girl “The Fire Dog Challenge”. Very cute, classic Clifford the Big Red Dog story line. (It followed the tv show episode to a T) 3.5/5 ⭐️

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The Loud Librarian | Jenna Beatrice
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I love reading with my babies and this one had my daughter and I in stitches. She also saw herself represented in this book - being a book lover, library lover, but sometimes unknowingly on the louder side. 4/5 ⭐️

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Imaginary Friend | Steven Chbosky
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Um, I feel quite indifferent about this one. On one hand I think it‘s brilliant, and kept my attention for 700+ pages. On the other hand it‘s like a deranged psycho on a drug bender sat down and wrote out his worst nightmares. There was also a lot of catholic references & I unfortunately don‘t know a whole lot about catholicism. I feel perplexed. ⛅️
3/5 stars

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Mouse's First Spring | Lauren Thompson, Buket Erdogan
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Incredibly cute book! My 6 year old adored it, and was able to read every word on her own. 🐭

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I couldn‘t wait for this one to be over. I felt like I rode the struggle bus all the way through this one. It had a few interesting moments, but beyond those I was bored to tears. 2/5 ⭐️

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The bookish references were a fine nod to book lovers in this one. Also, the ending of this one took me by surprise. 4/5 stars only because I had a hard time believing who became her neighbors & an 18 year olds credit card limit. 😂

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The Unhoneymooners | Christina Lauren
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Had some seriously laugh out loud moments with this one! 5/5 stars ⭐️