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Joined March 2019

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As the title states, this is more of a memoir than a book on craft. King‘s accounts are vivid and compelling with plenty of mystery to keep it from being boring. The section on craft is short and sweet; it‘s sound advice and feels like you‘re sitting in a coffee shop with him. More below...

SoapboxEdits A lot of his views on where story comes from, while interesting, can be a little out there. What can you expect when he went to school in the sixties? Even so, he does a great job of explaining his views of the seemingly unexplainable. Worth a read if you‘re interested in memoir or writing. 3w
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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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Beautifully written and heart wrenching. The story had a smooth cadence that carried throughout, but more than that, I fell in love with the characters. I‘d include a picture, but I already lent it out! Be careful when you read this, tears are inevitable!

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Can‘t wait to try some of the homemade cleaning product recipes!

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This is a great resource for writers and editors. If you‘re a story nerd, this book is for you! It dives deep into story structure with tools and how-to‘s. A lot of the ideas are repeated, pounding in how important structure and conventions are to writing a great novel.

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Pickpick

Welp, has to finish this instead of getting to work this morning! All done!

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What a gem to find a list of recommended books squirreled away in one you‘ve yet to open! I may need to check these out!

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I can‘t say enough good things about this book! The suggested techniques make so much sense, I plan to implement all of them. I‘m convinced it will help my business and personal life grow and run smoother. A lot of what Gary suggests I have already done in one form or another, but now I understand the big picture and will be able to use it effectively in practice.

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So excited to dive into this! I got to work with Alexis last year on her debut novel. Now I get to read the published version!

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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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This book of essays was funny and the author is easy to relate to. Any mom that needs to feel like part of something, and maybe feels a bit alone, should read this!

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Just started this for a class. It counts, right? 😁

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Hellbound Heart | Clive Barker
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This book‘s undercurrent is exactly what draws me to horror. It touches on human flaws in a tragic and horrific ways. Though it isn‘t scary, it made me cringe at its vivid descriptions. The flowing language and precise word choice made each sentence beautiful in its own right, adding to the creepiness. It‘s a bit older, so there were some techniques that he used that I had to get used to, (head-hopping especially) but it worked!

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It was informative. For a business book it was quick and easy, though there are some copy errors. I plan to implement the strategies that make the most sense for me.

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The Deep | Nick Cutter
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This book scratched the spot for isolation horror that‘s been itching! The descriptions were rich, but not overwhelming. The characters were deep and Luke was so easy to identify with. It‘s been likened to Event Horizon meets The Abyss and I couldn‘t say it better myself!

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Bailedbailed

I desperately wanted to like this book. I remember the original movie and got excited when this was re-released. The main plot was intriguing, but I couldn‘t get through all the technical submarine stuff.

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Genuine Fraud | E. Lockhart
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This one disappointed me. The beginning was slow and soft, but the premise kept me going. The middle picked up to a disappointing ending. Readers never get a chance to know the real personality behind the main character, nor her true background. By having it written in reverse, the introductions to characters and setting were too late, though it did help with the mystery aspect. It revealed one character particularly well, but that was about it.

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I Miss You When I Blink: Essays | Mary Laura Philpott
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1. I grew up in the desert of AZ!!! 🌵
2. I love plants of all kinds and can sometimes bring the most hopeless back to life. 🌱
3. Work reading and the tagged book 📚

@saguarosally @ReadosaurusText

ReadosaurusText I am from Arizona, too! 8mo
saguarosally Yeah, me too. 🌵 8mo
SoapboxEdits Yay for AZ! 🌵 7mo
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Three, Two, One | JA Huss
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Mehso-so

For a guilty pleasure, it worked alright. There were plenty of sexy moments to counter the structure and development issues. The characters were inconsistent at times and the mystery elements were a bit out of the blue. If all you‘re looking for is a naughty novel, it‘s worth it, but don‘t expect too many deep moments.

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Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond | Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate
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My son enjoyed this every evening. Not much was resolved, making way for more in the series, but I‘d continue reading these to him if he likes. There was a quite a bit of telling and inner thoughts from the main character, Jack. He is funny and caring with the right amount of fear for living in a world with monsters and zombies.

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Three, Two, One | JA Huss
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My Mother‘s Day guilty pleasure! Watching my boy swim at the creek, sun bathing, and reading a naughty novel 🤭 This has been on my TBR list for over a year! So looking forward to it.

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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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Another pick from Barbara Nickless! Flawless, exciting, and all the threads neatly tied together in meaningful ways. Anyone who is into mystery/thriller or #milfemfic will love this series!

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Mehso-so

This book was stacked full of facts, but the story was slow. My son enjoyed it, so that‘s what matters.

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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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Working outside as long as it‘s nice! Then onto finishing my book!

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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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Okay, dorky moment here, but I just realized I‘m on page 307 of both Ambush by Barbara Nickless and The Story Grid! Hehe!

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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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Sydney and Shawn are waiting patiently for me to finish working. I, on the other hand, can‘t wait to dive back into Ambush!

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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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Crafts have been waiting for me for a week. Guess what I‘m doing instead... 😏

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@howjessreads

1. I‘m happy where we‘re at!
2. I prefer e-book, though nothing beats a real one.
3. We‘re the same age!!!
4. No, I do not.

#friyayintro

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It‘s International Children‘s Book Day!
#ChildrensBookDay
What #kidslit is everyone reading?

wanderinglynn I just finished the audio version of 10mo
SoapboxEdits @wanderinglynn That looks so fun! (edited) 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗🌸 10mo
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“When they first arrived, Helga wondered how anything could grow in such a stark, windblown place. But Mother has told her that when a seed settles to earth, if it‘s tough, it can make the rockiest shore into home. Mother promised that Helga, too, could grow where she had landed.”

Such a sweet little gem from #kidlit

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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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Ambush | Barbara Nickless
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I‘m taking the morning to catch up while the boys play video games. Funny how I get to enjoy my reads without interruption while they battle aliens...😅

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My son was so excited to start this book! He gets upset with me every night when I close it at the end of the chapter, complaining that I always stop at the good parts. 😅

DebbieGrillo Welcome to litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
SoapboxEdits @DebbieGrillo Thanks! Still learnin‘ the ropes, haha! 10mo
Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 10mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 10mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 10mo
SoapboxEdits Thanks, everyone! 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈 9mo
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