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Stormborn1992

Joined December 2018

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Jaws | Peter Benchley
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📖 Jaws, although I will confess to never having read it....I'm too scared! Sharks are one of the few things that scare me to the point of potentially not being able to handle it!

🎬 Finding Nemo-“Fish are friends, not food!“

🎶 Shark in the Water by VV Brown

Happy Monday! #manicmonday

Godislove It was much scarier to watch it and read it. Benchley actually used a more scientific narrative when describing the Villain. Mr. Peter kept calling it a fish. Hard to imagine a Maneater when it keeps getting referred to as a fish. 4mo
Godislove Love be with you 🤗🤗🤗. 4mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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My July wrapup of reading!
I am so glad to say I do not feel like I read a bad book in July. That makes me especially glad when July was rough in my life outside reading! Glad that reading remains a great method of escaping reality :)

JanuarieTimewalker13 It‘s SUCH a great escape, harmless, entertaining educational, informational. It‘s such a great pastime! 4mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Awesome! All those books look great. 💕📚💕 4mo
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The Flight Girls | Noelle Salazar
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📕 Definitely The Flight Girls, I won it in a Goodreads giveaway recently!
🎬 Up in the Air, because I adore Anna Kendrick
🎶 I wish this had not gotten “Airplanes“ by B.o.B. and Hayley Williams stuck in my head....oh well. Sounds like a good excuse to listen to a podcast!

Happy #manicmonday everyone!

5feet.of.fury I love that song ❤️ 4mo
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An Echo in the Bone | Diana Gabaldon
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1. Outlander #7, along with several others. I fell into my classic problem of picking up around 9 books at once! 😱 2 The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. 3. Read at least 150 pages each day for The Reading Rush!

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The Broken Girls | Simone St James
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I think this book is excellent for the right type of reader. If you want a mystery with a ghost story element and something that isn't very scary, it is the perfect book for you! I generally prefer my mystery books to have a bit more of a scare factor, and overall I thought the mystery had too many components to it, but I can absolutely see why the right type of reader would fall in love with this book.

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City of Girls | Elizabeth Gilbert
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I went back and forth on this, but I ultimately had to decide on a 4 star review because as so many people have said, a lot of the second half of the book just does not have the same gripping and visual writing as the first. After a scene that marks the midpoint of the book, I found the book was lacking the vivid and compelling world I had experienced in the first half. The ending is beautiful though, so I say still worth the read!

Bakingbookworm I‘m half way through now and felt like the writing in the first 1/4 was amazing. I loved the wit. The next 1/4 things have slowed down and, while it‘s not a struggle to read, it‘s just keeping my attention. I hope things pick up again. Great descriptions of the era but not a lot going on ... unless you count Vivian‘s sex life. 4mo
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Lily and the Octopus | Steven Rowley
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📕 Lily and the Octopus....even though just typing out the title makes me want to cry! What a beautiful and tragic read!

🎬 The Art of Racing in the Rain, that is set to come out next month. I'm interested in anything with Milo Ventimiglia 😘

🎤 I can't come up with anything better than Who Let the Dogs Out!

Happy Monday! #manicmonday

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The Nightingale | Kristin Hannah
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1. The Nightingale! Finally got to reading it this year and it is BEAUTIFUL.
2. Puffy!
3. Sunset :)
4. Wine, books, and a few new bookshelves to hold all my new books! Considering I would definitely put the money to use at Half Price Books, I would come away with quite a haul.....
5. Probably fourth grade, she was my favorite teacher in elementary school!

Happy Friday #littens!

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The Nickel Boys: A Novel | Colson Whitehead
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Saw posts about The Reading Rush on Litsy and decided to try it out for myself! My copy of The Nickel Boys should be waiting at home for me and I will somehow avoid reading it until this challenge starts! Very excited to get started with this next week, if you are also participating feel free to add me as a friend :)

https://thereadingrush.com/members/maggiestormborn/

#thereadingrush #readathon

sprainedbrain 🙌🏻 5mo
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An Unkindness of Ghosts | Rivers Solomon
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Today's #colormepretty is #coolcolors! I chose all books that I am planning to read in 2019.

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The Rules of Magic | Alice Hoffman
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I have only read 3 of the #yellow books that I have! I guess I've been unintentionally avoiding them!
#colormepretty #yellow

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Night Film: A Novel | Marisha Pessl
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I didn't think I would have nearly as many books for #redandblack as I did, this is only a handful of them! #colormepretty #monday

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📖 I'm going with Harry Potter, since I'm one of those #nerds who has also been playing Wizards Unite. Prisoner of Azkaban is my favorite!

🎬 In an effort to go away from Harry Potter, I'll go with my second thought, Sleeping Beauty! I love the scene of the owl in the cloak!

🎶 Fireflies by Owl City. Not that I particularly love the song, but it sure gets stuck in your head easily!

Happy Monday everyone! #manicmonday

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1. Crab cake eggs benedict or some Eggo waffles with butter and syrup. Or a croissant!

2. I had a hard time with this one, but I am just so confused by the concept of sushi burritos. Why????

3. If I'm eating alone then absolutely! Anything for more reading time!

4. Starbucks vanilla latte. Or any vanilla latte would work.

5. Short on time today, so this one is for anyone who wants to share their own!

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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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1. The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates - thank you to NetGalley for the ARC!
Also reading The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon and several nonfictions!

2. Sangria!

3. “We were confronted across our distance quite long enough for me to ask myself with intensity who then he was and to feel, as an effect of my inability to say, a wonder that in a few instants became more intense.“ (Henry James)

#weekendreads

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Cyrano de Bergerac | Edmond Rostand
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The most handsome member of book club today! I love my "loosely structured" club where we just gather to discuss the books we've each read recently and give each other recommendations. Came away with this classic play I've been meaning to read! #bookclub #weekendreads

ladym30 What a sweet face!❤️ 5mo
Stormborn1992 @ladym30 isn't it??? He's friendly to match! Very excited for more book club gatherings at this friends house! 5mo
brit91 What a cutie pie!!😻😻😍😍😍 5mo
Purrfectpages Adorable! 5mo
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I love the dedication in this book! After finishing Daisy Jones & The Six, I decided to do an author comparison by reading this book after. I'm about 150 pages in and the book feels SO familiar! Gotta love an author that likes to write strong female characters 💪📚❤️

marleed Tonight, I just finished my 4th TJR! (edited) 5mo
Stormborn1992 @marleed which ones have you read??? I would love to check out other books by her! 5mo
marleed DJATS, Evelyn, Maybe in Another Life, and I just finished One True Lives - liked them all! 5mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo This is on my TBR, glad to hear her work is so good! And badass female characters are always a big plus. 5mo
Stormborn1992 @WhatWouldJaneDo in the two books I read, she definitely doesn't set up the female characters to be particularly likable to everyone, but I feel there's no denying that characters like Daisy Jones and Evelyn Hugo could be characterized as strong female characters. They both know who they are and won't back down from that! 5mo
Stormborn1992 @marleed definitely adding the other 2 to my TBR! Thanks! 5mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Stormborn1992 that works for me, I don't need my characters to be likeable as long as they behave in ways that make sense for their personalities (I can't stand it when characters do dumb stuff just to make a plot point happen). 5mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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This book drew me in from the start and I didn't want to put it down. There was certainly drama to keep you interested, but it wasn't the extremely gory or played out drama that is seen so often. It was believable, it felt like it could be real life, and managed to be relatable even though my life is far from the one of a major rock star. I highly recommend to any type of reader.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Pushed this up on my TBR list after hearing so many rave reviews! If the hype is real I'm sure I'll finish it on day 1 of my camping trip! 😍 #summerreading

Aswenson It‘s a quick one- I really enjoyed it! 5mo
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🎶Even If It Kills Me-Motion City Soundtrack 🕐 Definitely go to Wizarding World of Harry Potter without a lot of people around!! 🏡 A great house, I need an amazing kitchen! @Eggs @HoneyBeeLee @Cinfhen @Jess861 @allthingskayla #wondrouswednesday

Texreader Ha! Number two—yes! We‘ve been three times. Probably won‘t go back because, well, the crowds 5mo
Eggs Tons of things would b fabulous without the peopley aspect😂🤣😂 5mo
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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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I am always wary of follow up books or sequels, but this one lived up to the hype of the first book in the series, Beartown! I highly recommend these two books to ANYONE, even if you are someone that is strongly opposed to hockey or organized sports. The author has created beautiful characters and a vivid setting and his writing draws me in to the point where I don't want to put the book down until I am done!

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Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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It's hard to believe the year is half over! I've read quite a few great books so far this year but this is my #Top6Reads for the first half of 2019. Looking forward to many other great books in the second half! Thanks for the idea @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you shared your picks!! I still must read 5mo
SaturnDoo ❤ The Nightingale...may have to reread that one. 5mo
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The Gunslinger | Stephen King
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Book: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

Movie: Once Upon a Time in the West

Song: Old Town Road by Lil Nas X

Thanks for the tag @LibrarianRyan!

LibrarianRyan yeah 5mo
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This book made me so happy. It took me so long to get through books 4 and 5 in this series, and this one took SO much less time. It made me feel the same way as I did when I was reading the first couple books in the series! If you are hesitant to continue in the series, especially after The Fiery Cross, this one will bring you back to the classic Outlander feel that you likely crave!

baes That was my absolute favorite! ❤️❤️❤️❤️Sadly, I think that‘s where Outlander truly ended for me. I‘m trying to finish book 8, but it is a struggle. 5mo
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I find it important to remember that when reading a person's autobiography or memoir, we are reading the story of their truth, and how they have experienced situations through their lives. I think she is a great example of persevering through tough times in your life, standing up for yourself, and not letting anyone dictate how you should be living your life. She certainly hasn't.

Cweeeevs Love this review! 😄 5mo
Stormborn1992 @Cweeeevs Thank you!! My Goodreads review is quite a bit longer but I think I captured the gist of it here! 5mo
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Karen and Georgia are wonderful writers and this is an excellent book for any woman to read, even if you've never listened to the podcast!

RaimeyGallant Nice review! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 5mo
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 5mo
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ImperfectCJ Welcome to Litsy! I keep seeing this one around... maybe I should give it a go. 5mo
Stormborn1992 @ImperfectCJ I recommend it!!! Even if you don't listen to the podcast it's still relatable. My mom saw how much I enjoyed reading it and now wants to borrow it, and she's never listened to the show! 5mo
ImperfectCJ @nitti009 I just went to look up more info and finally realized which podcast this is from. I knew the title sounded familiar! I don't follow the podcast super closely, but I like it when I listen. I'll definitely have to pick this one up now! 5mo
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 5mo
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