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StephMC82

StephMC82

Joined February 2017

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The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom, Elizabeth Sherrill, John Sherrill
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Small Great Things | Jodi Picoult
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Read this book in two days. Loved the perspectives of each character and couldn't wait to see how the story would unfold. Great book club pick!

Leftcoastzen 👏❤️😸reading buddy! 5mo
StephMC82 @Leftcoastzen pretty sure she thought the book was about her, I let her think it haha! 5mo
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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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Sunday funday outside loving this warm weather, reading this engaging #suspense! And maybe partaking in a drink 😉

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Picked this to read this solely based on its cover. Can't wait to dive it!

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The Orchardist | Amanda Coplin
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A wonderfully sad book of grief and the things that go left unsaid.

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The Orchardist | Amanda Coplin
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The storytelling in this book speaks to your heart. Sometimes the words make you smile, sometimes the words break your heart. But it's my favorite kind of book because it speaks of the truths of humanity, regardless of genre.

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House of Leaves | Mark Z Danielewski
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Finally got the nerve to buy this book. What's always been intimidated is now an addition to my #tbr pile. 2022 goals!

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When the power goes out, but sets the mood. Loving this October read. For fans of horror movies, consider this a witty, raw, and fun side to the genre. Thanks @Breanne1 as always for leading me the best books!

#Halloween #October

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Time Travel Dinosaur | Matt Youngmark
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This was as fun as I remembered a choose your own adventure book could be. The nostalgia was real and while I haven't completed the entire 76 endings, I've loved each one so far!

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Time Travel Dinosaur | Matt Youngmark
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The first choose your own adventure book in probably 35 years, going in with high hopes. Also, super cool to have found a signature from this online used book purchase 😀!

#chooseyourownadventure
#bookclub

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Really enjoying this month's #bookclub pick. Even as a fictional character, Evelyn Hugo humanizes Hollywood and is at times very relatable. Reads like a true tell all!

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Another grear author I've been introduced to by @Breanne1 . I love how even after years of not reading a Louise Penny book, I can jump right back in remembering all the wonderful characters.

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Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art | Christopher Moore
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Oh how I've missed shopping for books! So glad I was introduced to this author (thanks @Breanne1 !) I can't wait to read them all! #bookhaul

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And Then There Were None | Agatha Christie
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Reading The Mystery of Mrs. Christie inspired me to pull out this book from my #tbr pile. I can't wait to dig in to my first Agatha Christie Mystery!

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The Plague | Albert Camus
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Putting things into perspective this morning. Enjoying this #bookclub pick @Breanne1 !

Breanne1 I‘ve been nervous to start lol! 2y
StephMC82 Do it!!! It is interesting:) 2y
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October #bookhaul 😍😍 Can't wait to read these books!

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Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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A book I'm so glad I decided to read in my 30s. I can really appreciate the characters plight and feel the sadness of the time. My favorite way to learn history through historical fiction 😍

#classic

SamAnne That novel had such an impact on me. Hoping to read East of Eden this year. 2y
StephMC82 Agreed @SamAnne , completely unexpected! Good luck! 2y
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Mexican Gothic | Silvia Moreno-Garcia
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Onto the next book @Breanne1 !

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Finally read this classic and can imagine life in an older world much more clearly. Loved this book so much I'm looking forward to finding more of her stories.

megnews My absolute favorite book ever. 2y
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"If we could learn to train our awareness enough to acknowledge sensations as they arise, to experience them fully and bear them, we would no longer be bound by our conditioned responses." #bookblurb #wordstoliveby

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I was leary about the purchase of this book but am totally imerssed and relating to the stories of the people working towards a better self.

This blurb 😍 💕

#learning

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Birdsong | Sebastian Faulks
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"The function of music is to liberate in the soul those feelings that normally we keep locked up in the heart"

So beautifully said, and I couldn't agree more ?

#bookblurb

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The first book to actually make me say "What the actual F***" outloud. A wonderfully woven tale that is leaving me questioning what I thought I knew of the plot this entire time!

#mattruff #bestbook #mindblown

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Extra hour, extra reading, extra coffe....extra love love love this book!

#timemanagement #readmore #stephenking

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The Institute | Stephen King
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Octobers are for Stephen King

#octoberreading #stephenking #newbook

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Desperate Moon | R. Andrew Heidel
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My favorite part of buying used books is finding little notes from previous owners inside, but this, super cool. #goodwillfinds #signed

LauraJ Super cool! 3y
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The Orphan's Tale | Pam Jenoff
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A bit Water for Elephants, a bit Romeo & Juliet, a bit of courageous history ... while this book eventually broke my heart, I'm glad I read it.

SilversReviews It is heartbreaking, but oh so good. 3y
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I'm reading a new book, see. Minnesota history with gangsters and superb story telling. Really getting the vibe of the 1920s ❤.

#historicalfiction #gangsters #bookcoverlove

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Dunkin donuts in my favorite cup ✔ last of The Clan of the Cave Bear series ✔ relaxing outside ✔ Best way to spend a Saturday morning ✔✔✔

#recoupregroup #alonetime #naturereading

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That moment in the bookstore when you have found true love. I couldn't believe there really was another book... 😍

#bookstorefind #booklove #stephenking #darktowers

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Dry: A Memoir | Augusten Burroughs
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"My mitochondria want to make friends with his mitochondria" - love in a witty form.

#bookquote

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Henry and Clara | Thomas Mallon
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This book brings to life the climate of the tumultuous beginnings of our civil war in such a way no history class ever could.

#historicalfiction #abelincoln

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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The imagery of this sentence had me laughing alone at my desk at work. #imagery #lunchbreak #lonesomedove

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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I feel like I've been saving this story for quite some time in the way you wouldn't burn your favorite candle. This was one of my father's favorites which I've seen on his bookcase all my life. Today is the day I burn!

#booksale #easterreading #tbr #epic

BilboBookends This book has my heart ❤️ Say goodbye to your social life while you read this and hello to a book hangover when you finish!! 4y
StephMC82 I was afraid of that! I may need a good read suggestion afterwards! 4y
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A Dirty Job: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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There are some books that you power through to finish because it takes pure will to continue. I am happy to say this book was not one of them. Loved the flow of the story, and the bits of real mythology (that I admittedly had to google).

#sundayreading #metime

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A Dirty Job: A Novel | Christopher Moore
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I am loving the ease of which this story reads. And this #blurb resonated with me. ❤ Christopher Moore.

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Visiting Pittsburgh and buying my favorite souvenirs #carnegielibrary #booksale #cheapsteals.

Dawny1 Only just been put onto these..great aren‘t they?!! 2y
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Birth of Venus | Sarah Dunant
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The ability of this book to bring you back in time is exquisite. This is a tale woven of love, family, and betrayal at a time in history I could not imagine without the help of the author. She tells this story as if she lived it herself, and as if you were there too. I never expected to be moved so emotionally.

#historicalfiction #drama #epic

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Rainy day, check. Book, check. Hot chocolate, check. Fuzzy slippers, check. 30 minutes to myself, check. Commence immersion into an October themed story. #horror #octoberreads #metime #hotchocolatelove

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Because sometimes I do judge books by their cover #booksleeve #coverlove #gangsters

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I am not an athlete. I am just a girl who enjoys keeping fit. Reading this book brings out the desire to run in me like no other. I love inspiring reads. #sundayreading #nonfiction #recommend

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I started reading this before bed, but then promptly thought better of it. Taking a break from packing this morning to read, and 23 pages in, my hair is standing up. Loving this psychological thriller, so happy I borrowed this @breanne1!

#bookclub #npr #thriller #booklove #saturdayread

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Fahrenheit 451 | Harold Bloom
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Book club book pick, yay! Excited for this #classic, and some delish coffee!! #bookclub #coffeeandreading #classics

BooknerdsLife It's been on my TBR since forever too 😅🙈 4y
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A Walk in the Woods | Bill Bryson
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I was supposed to be getting food but ended up at Goodwill somehow, looking for my second favorite thing, books. #gotdetoured #goodwill #bookhaul #historicalfictionlove

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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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So I got to thinking about what was underneath the jacket, and have come across this! A secret hidden beneath the cover, a time stamp in history as a gift from my mother. What a lovely surprise :)

Also proof of how long it's been on my #TBR pile 🤣

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Lisey's Story: A Novel | Stephen King
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@Breanne1 here's some more motivation, #reading together from a far 😉 #bookclub #sundayreading #metime

Andrew65 Not heard of this one. 5y
StephMC82 I've skipped over this for the very same reason for a long time, but with the help of my book club, we're making it happen ... 👍 5y
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"According to family lore, she was not the most conscientious housekeeper because she preferred reading to housework."

Girl, I can relate!!!

#bookquote #lovetoread #booksandcoffee

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Children's Blizzard | David Laskin
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Found this to be apropos for the conditions outside. Staying safe at home, making the best use of my extra time... ☕ #teatime #reading

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Heart-Shaped Box | Joe Hill
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It was so hard to pick just one book to tag in this #blurb. I took four bags of books and returned with two for this #bookhaul. What #bookclub was made for, right @breanne1? Ha!!

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When your husband knows your love of #books and surprises you on a Wednesday #fairytales #booklove #surprise

britt_brooke How lovely! 5y
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I am taking this on ... this is happening. I have my highlighter and Google search ready. #science #sundayreading

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