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Texreader

Joined June 2016

San Antonio, Texas. On Litsy since June 2016. Challenges for 2020: #litsyatoz #readingeurope2020 #readwithmrbook
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Of Windmills and War by Diane Moody
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Single Thread by Tracy Chevalier
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The Death of Bees: A Novel by Lisa O'Donnell
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The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens
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Crucible: A Thriller by James Rollins
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An extraordinarily important book so we do not forget those who died for freedom, and those who risked their lives to dig tunnels. The epilogue is disturbing: there is a growing nostalgia for east Germany, that it wasn‘t so bad. Americans showed practically no interest in the anniversary of the fall of the wall. And the book divulges the beginnings of our abhorrent government practice of surveilling citizens (ironic?) and controlling the press. ⬇️

Texreader Slow in the chapters about the way American media succumbed to intervention by the president to “stop the presses,” it took a long time and willpower to stick through lots of detail. But it pays off in the end about lessons learned. And don‘t skip the epilogue. #readingeurope2020 #germany 3h
Librarybelle Sounds good! 3h
Eggs Yes-current ‘nostalgia‘ toward E. Germany would be abhorrent to those who lived through this horror. That‘s akin to saying the Holocaust ‘wasn‘t that bad‘. Germany and Russia were terrorist totalitarians - 💔 Heartbreaking. Nice review 👏🏻👏🏻 2h
Suet624 Great review! now
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Still Alice | Lisa Genova
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GingerAntics Where can I get some of that?! This sounds awesome!!! I sure hope it‘s the beginning of a cure. Such a sad, terrible disease. 5h
ljuliel That would be wonderful ! We know of 3 people in our town who had early onset of this. Two were husband then his wife. So strange they both got it, and so close together ! 4h
Eggs Thanks for sharing this! MBF - my biggest fear: losing lucidity and memory 2h
AmyG My grandfather and mother died of alzheimers. I hope this drug is as good as it sounds. What a horrible disease. now
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Cinfhen Just read this and really loved it!!! Took a few chapters before I warmed up to Britt Marie 6h
Texreader @Cinfhen Thanks for the heads-up! I recall starting this book before and I think she annoyed me. (I have no idea where or when since I didn‘t own the book, maybe in a bookstore deciding whether to get it?) But now I‘ve read, and loved Ove with all my heart. I‘m more patient with this writer now. 6h
Megabooks Such a good book! 6h
julesG @Cinfhen Started it yesterday, I'm on chapter 10 now. Britt-Marie took some getting used to. Now I really like her attitude - sure she'd drive me nuts with all her cleaning. 5h
Cinfhen It took me 8/10 chapters before I began to “understand” Britt Marie @julesG glad you‘re warming to her 😊 3h
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Quite a rollicking read. The author doesn‘t lie: she has crammed everything into this book, sex, deceit, death, homelessness, hilarity, adventure, time travel...you name it, it‘s in there. It is a roller coaster of fun and history and tragedy. Every now and then I got confused. The part with Shakespeare‘s unknown play went straight over my head. Huh? Almost 5 stars but for the confusion I suffered every now and then. #readingeurope2020 #england

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The Mercies | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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I‘m learning a lot about books coming out this year including the tagged one, which could work for #Norway #readingeurope2020

Read in Good Housekeeping: https://apple.news/ArFJwLuEAS_WqvDBi-Ml5WQ

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Of Windmills and War | Diane Moody
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Decided to start this ebook tonight for my “insomnia read.” #readingeurope2020 #thenetherlands #netherlands

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Almost finished with this book 1 in the series (love it!) and jumped ahead to read about the author. I thought you all would enjoy her short autobiography and description of her books.

TheAromaofBooks This is perfect! 2d
Crazeedi You have me psyched to find this series! 2d
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History Ebook on sale today

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks! I took this out from the library and loved it. Now I have my own copy! 2d
Crazeedi Sounds like a good book!! 2d
Texreader @BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks to your comment I went ahead and bought it too! #blameltonlitsy 😊 2d
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Texreader @Crazeedi Right? I succumbed and bought it. I have the most enormous pile of Kindle books on my phone. At least I‘m never without a book! 2d
Crazeedi @Texreader I have a ton of kindle books too, and take it with me just in case , 🥰 2d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi @Texreader My Kindle shelf is quite completely overflowing. Thank goodness it‘s digital! 2d
TNbookworm I really liked this book! 2d
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The Castle of Kings | Oliver Ptzsch
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Non-#readingeurope2020 book haul from HPB. However the tagged book will work for #germany and Keeper appears to work for #England. I already have both countries with other books under way but I couldn‘t resist these brand new books for sale for half price.

Crazeedi Keeper was great!!❤ 2d
Texreader @Crazeedi Glad to hear it! Unfortunately it doesn‘t fit any of my immediate challenges so I‘m not sure when I‘ll get to it. 🤨 2d
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Buy one get one half-off at Barnes and Noble today!

britt_brooke Good choices! 3d
Bookzombie I really liked the Preston book and the other is on my TBR. 3d
KathyWheeler Brain on Fire is good. I haven‘t read the Preston book. 2d
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TracyReadsBooks The Preston book is really, really good. 2d
Texreader @britt_brooke @Bookzombie @KathyWheeler @TracyReadsBooks Thanks y‘all! It looks like I made splendid impulse buy choices today! 😁 2d
Lizpixie I have the Preston book on order from Booktopia after reading his phenomenal The Monster Of Florence. I‘ve seen the movie based on Brain On Fire starring Chloe Grace Moretz and that was really interesting, I need to read the book. 2d
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From today‘s book haul. #readingeurope2020 #poland

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From today‘s book haul. #readingeurope2020 #belgium

Smrloomis Well this looks like both a great read and also super depressing 🤨 2d
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Small Wars | Sadie Jones
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From today‘s book haul. #readingeurope2020 #cyprus

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From book haul today. #readingeurope2020 #croatia

kspenmoll Great book haul!!! 3d
Bookzombie I thought this was really good. 3d
Texreader @kspenmoll Thanks! It was a pretty marvelous collection today from 3 bookstores. 2d
Texreader @Bookzombie Glad to hear it. I checked Litsy before most of my purchases today and this one looked good! 2d
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Small Wars | Sadie Jones
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Ideas for #readingeurope2020 #cyprus. I found the tagged book today!

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Ideas for #readingeurope2020 #croatia. The tagged book was already on my tbr list. And I found it today at HPB bookstore!

MallenNC Girl at War is really good! 3d
Texreader @MallenNC Fantastic! Glad to hear it! 😁 2d
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The Shadow Land: A Novel | Elizabeth Kostova
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Book suggestions for #readingeurope2020 #bulgaria. Fortunately I already own the tagged book and haven‘t read it yet. Or, I could reread one of my fave books of all times: The Historian.

Kimberlone Ooh I loved The Historian! Still haven‘t read Kostova‘s other book too! 3d
tdrosebud I have The Historian planned for this. 3d
Scochrane26 I didn‘t know she had another one. I loved The Historian but didn‘t like Swan Thieves as much. (edited) 2d
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Texreader @Scochrane26 I bailed shortly into Swan Thieves. I‘ve high hopes for Shadow Land. 2d
Crewgurl I ❤️❤️❤️ The Historian!!!!!!!! Swan Thieves was good, but nowhere near my expectations. I liked Shadow Land. 2d
lele1432 I really like these lists you made! I‘m taking notes! 📝 2d
Texreader @lele1432 Thanks!! I‘m studying very hard and choosing only books I‘d really like to read. Truly helped while book shopping today. This will make for some nice tbr lists for the future too! I figure since I‘m making them for me I should post them in case they‘re helpful to others. I hope you find some useful hints! 2d
Texreader @Kimberlone @Scochrane26 @Crewgurl I love reading how much others loved The Historian too. I‘ve read it so many times. It‘s just so so amazingly good. I‘ve read a few bad reviews, which shocks me. I think this book deserves all the love! Who of you would love to see it in a miniseries? 🤚 (edited) 2d
Texreader @tdrosebud I hope you love The Historian as much as the rest of us who posted here. It‘s crazy good. 2d
Kimberlone @Texreader would love to see a miniseries adaptation! I‘d have full trust in hbo doing a good job. 2d
Avanders I also really enjoyed the historian .. so if you read The Shadow Land I‘ll be curious to see how it fares! 2d
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The Seville Communion | Arturo Perez-Reverte
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Another book from big haul today. #readingeurope2020 #spain

Avanders This is another author where I‘ve read one book (The Flanders Panel), which I loved, and have been hesitant to pick up anything else ... have you read anything by him? 2d
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Two books I got today in a nice haul for #readingeurope2020 #austria. The tagged book was already on my tbr list. Score.

thegirlwiththelibrarybag A fascinating woman! 3d
annahenke Enjoyed both of these, but Sisi especially 2d
Texreader @thegirlwiththelibrarybag @annahenke Both of these books have rave reviews so even though I only needed one for #austria I knew I had to get both when they were both there at the used bookstore. Pretty darned lucky I‘d say 2d
annahenke @Texreader That‘s just meant to be. 😊 2d
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A Painted House | John Grisham
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Does anyone listen to books on CD? Anyone interested in all or any of these? I will happily give them away to anyone who is interested and first to respond (US only). Let me know if you‘re interested and I‘ll let you know how to contact me to get your address to me.

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The Unquiet Dead: A Novel | Ausma Zehanat Khan
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Daughter and I treating ourselves to pedicures and a good read. Daughter‘s rereading Harry Potter, again. I‘m reading this awesome tagged book and using the gorgeous bookmark from @Crazeedi

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Jealous!! Have fun ❤️ 4d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Love that series!! Enjoy! 4d
Crazeedi What a great mother daughter treat! 4d
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Crazeedi And I HAVE to get that book soon!! 4d
Texreader @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @crazeedi My husband and son are away camping so yesterday was pedicures, today book shopping and eating out. We know how to live the life while the boys are living off the land. 😉 2d
Texreader @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled @Crazeedi I read somewhere that this first book was originally self-published and soon became a massive hit! It‘s so unique and funny and deals with really serious issues. She really does it all! I suppose you kind of have to like her brand of humor and her rough justice, but I sure do! 2d
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I read about 50 pages of the first book and then bought the whole series 😂 2d
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Another ebook on sale today

MelissaSue81 Ooh. I‘ve been dying to read this!! 4d
MelissaSue81 Got it! Thank you! 4d
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Ebook On sale today. Looks good.

Myhusbandhatesreading Listened to this book and really enjoyed it! (edited) 4d
intothehallofbooks I loved this one!! 4d
Tamra Why is something labeled “women‘s fiction?” I‘ve been pondering this lately every time I see it. 🧐 I don‘t know I‘ve seen “men‘s fiction” label. I also wonder about other categorical labels. (edited) 4d
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Researching potential books for #readingeurope2020 #belarus

Daisey A few of us are reading War‘s Unwomanly Face right now. The style is interesting, in short snippets from many interviews, and it‘s heart wrenching. I think it‘s going to be a great choice for this challenge. I‘m also interested in the author‘s book about Chernobyl. 4d
ScientistSam I saw the movie they made from Defiance. I don't think I realized it was a book. The Bielski brothers' story is enthralling. 4d
Crazeedi Thanks for this ideas!! 4d
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Some special cookies for this evening

Stacypatrice These are amazing ✨✨ 5d
xicanti They‘re so cute! 5d
Owlizabeth Gasp! 4d
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AlaMich Did you decorate those? They‘re awesome! 4d
readordierachel 😍😍😍 4d
Crazeedi You are so talented!!❤❤ 4d
Texreader @stacypatrice @xicanti @Owlizabeth @AlaMich @readordierachel @Crazeedi Aren‘t they precious? They‘re from a little cookie shop on the way home from work. They have ladies in the back who painstakingly decorate tons of amazing cookies. They had Chewbacca and Yoda cookies. And several other darling decorated cookies. 4d
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Just bought this one hoping to use it for #readingeurope2020 #sweden

Crazeedi I enjoyed this one 5d
Soubhiville Also #AuthorAMonth if you read it in Jan! 5d
Texreader @Soubhiville 👍🏻😁 5d
bookaholic1 I loved this book, but then again I do love reading any book by Fredrick Backman ❤❤❤ 4d
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Goodnight Moon | Margaret Wise Brown
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Letora Oh wow! And that was a classroom favorite when I taught! 6d
rustoryhuf I‘ve loved this book for years. Used to read it during library story times in the 80s. A classic 6d
TheAromaofBooks Thanks for sharing - that article was a bit of a wild ride. I had no idea how Margaret Wise Brown died?! Crazy times. 6d
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Chrissyreadit Great article! Thanks for sharing!! 6d
Susanita Fascinating! 6d
GingerAntics That seems so odd, but at the same time I understand it. Sadly, I think I was taught first grade by a lady like that NYPL librarian. lol It‘s amazing how prevalent some of these ideas still are. 6d
Bette Wow! 😳 That's power for ya... 6d
readordierachel Who knew! That was fascinating. 5d
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The Sworn Virgin: A Novel | Kristopher Dukes
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This is a reluctant pick. Superb writing. Complex plot. Brilliant subject based on true circumstances: women left with little choice but to become men to own their own lives but under severe penalty for breaking that oath. Extremely unlikeable characters, who never fulfill expectations for a complex plot and brilliant subject matter. They just remain irritating characters without redemption. #readingeurope2020 #albania #litsyatoz #letterS

Librarybelle Good choice! 6d
BarbaraBB Great review. I can use this one for Albania too! 6d
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Alpha | Steven Konkoly
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#wondrouswednesday

1) buyer, collector, hoarder (are you picking up on a theme?) 😊

2) not a favorite, but really the only time and place I am assured a time to read every day is in bed when my insomnia wakes me up

3) tagged book was the fave so far, but not a 5-star read; Pont Neuf was the “worst” but only because I think it was overrated—a 3-star read

4) @GingerAntics @mdm139 @Slajaunie @Curly_Caffeinated_Reader @Scochrane26 😘

Eggs #1 😂 #2 that‘s me waking up at 4 am 1w
marleed Hey do you ever go to the bookstore in the basement of Central Library during their April sale. It‘s awesome - like kittens practically handed out for free! 7d
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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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A bit late for #twofortuesday:

1) the tagged book is my most recent 5-star read. The book must be well written, hard to put down, and elicits an emotional response from me (except anger for being poorly written or edited). The tagged book made me LOL, a shocking surprise and the writing was superb!

2) No because I rarely reread books and normally only do so if I loved it in the first place. But have changed ratings after thinking about a book.

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Untitled | Unknown
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Because we love words here on Litsy...

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/15-obscure-words-for-everyday-feelings-and-em...

And heavens knows I‘ve felt the pain of Croochie-Proochles. Any of you?

Slajaunie 😂😂😂 1w
Slajaunie I was definitely feeling some nikhedonia last night watching my Bayou Bengals win the National Championship!! 🏈💜💛💜💛 1w
Texreader @Slajaunie I‘ll bet you were! Congratulations!! 1w
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BkClubCare OOOoooo. Words 1w
mdm139 I am feeling alysm because I have bronchitis and get winded just walking to the bathroom 1w
Slajaunie Thanks! 1w
Texreader @mdm139 Oh dear! 🤭 I hope you beat that bronchitis very soon! I used to get it all the time and it‘d just take months to finally get all the crud out of me. You poor thing! 1w
Lizpixie Alysm is my life basically. And I don‘t get the Croochie-Proochles but I do get the Heebie-Jeebies which is basically the same thing! 1w
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Untitled | Unknown
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Thank you @Crazeedi for the lovely letter and the darling bookmark! What a very nice surprise! I will do my best to write back when I can! I loved the correspondence! And where did you get that book stamp, I adore it!

robinb She makes the coolest bookmarks! And I also ❤️ that stamp! 1w
Crazeedi I don't remember actually where I got it, and thank you and @robinb ! 1w
robinb @Crazeedi You are very talented and creative! 💕 7d
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I wish I‘d read this when the kids were little, although I think my husband and I came pretty close to these recommendations. I‘d buy this book in a heartbeat if I had small ones now. Our society sure needs to learn how to control anger!

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/03/13/685533353/a-playful-way-to-...

MommyWantsToReadHerBook This is lovely, thank you! I follow Laura Markham's stuff but I don't I ever read the thing about acting out the behaviour with stuffed animals before. I really want to try that! I do find some of the Inuit examples rather emotionally manipulative... But a great article overall. 1w
MommyWantsToReadHerBook *don't think I ever read 1w
julesG Very informative! Thanks for sharing 1w
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Texreader @MommyWantsToReadHerBook Yes, I was a bit taken aback by some of the stories Told to kids. 1w
Bette Thx. Really interesting. 1w
GingerAntics That is the exact opposite to anything I‘ve ever seen parents do. I agree with every part of this article, though. I think I‘m going to have to go read that book now. I did find some of the stories to be rather manipulative (but then again, our entire education system is manipulative), but the point still remains. 1w
PeterJohn Thanks for sharing, I found this link so interesting. 1w
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Thanks for the tag @Eggs ! #thoughtfulthursday

• I have been going thru a myriad of medical tests to hopefully find a cause/cure to a lot of issues I‘ve had. I am very optimistic about it all so yes, the year has been good. No resolutions. One day at a time.
• Tagged, plus Single Thread, and wrapping up a few others I stopped reading for #wintergames
 @Come-read-with-me @Crimson613 @Scochrane26 @Curly_Caffeinated_Reader @GingerAntics 😘

MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing ☺️ 1w
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Thanks for the tag ❤️ and I hope you get answers to your health issues. I known how frustrating that can be. 1w
Eggs 💕💕 Hope you get answers and a great solution💕💕 1w
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Those gorgeous illuminated medieval books? Women also were scribes and painters of the books! I loved learning this! It changed my mind‘s eye about their creation!

https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-a-medieval-woman-had-lapis-lazuli-hidden-...

julesG You find the most interesting articles today! 1w
Bette This is fascinating. 😬 Teeth, who knew all the secrets they keep?! 1w
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Single Thread | Tracy Chevalier
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My audiobook choice. I‘m loving it!

Crazeedi This looks good!!! 1w
Texreader @Crazeedi I think it‘s particularly good if you like embroidery, which I do. If not, parts may be incredibly boring. 1w
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I spent the morning making thank you notes while watching BBC‘s Dracula on Netflix. @Oryx I‘m happy to say that Netflix picked it up here in the states. I‘m about halfway thru the second episode. And yes I do like Van Helsing very much!!

Crazeedi These are beautiful, so creative, I'm inspired! 1w
Texreader @Crazeedi Thank you! I find it so relaxing! 1w
Oryx Enjoy! Ep 3 is bonkers. Looking forward to hearing what you think 😁 1w
Texreader @Oryx just finished it. Yep. I agree. Absolutely bonkers! I liked it. Did you? 6d
Oryx @Texreader yeah I liked it. It was a good ending. I think a lot of people didn't like the third one. 4d
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The Rebels of Ireland | Edward Rutherfurd
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This long ebook on sale today. Potential #readingeurope2020 #ireland

GingerAntics This book has been on my radar for a while. I‘ve never been quite sure of it. I‘m always not so sure because of the whole historical fiction thing. 2w
Crazeedi I've had this on my tbr too, need to read!! I think there might be more than one if I'm remembering correctly??? 1w
Texreader @Crazeedi Yes it seems so. I think it said this is the second book. This author is crazy prolific! 1w
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Reading the Landscape of Europe | May Theilgaard Watts
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I‘m fresh out of audiobooks and looking for suggestions especially for #readingeurope2020. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle I don‘t listen to many audiobooks, so I can‘t think of any at the moment. If I do, I‘ll let you know! 2w
HannaPolkadots How about The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn? 2w
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BarbaraBB Ooh I am sorry I don‘t listen to many audiobooks either except for free classics on LibriVox. You can check out their website. 2w
Texreader @HannaPolkadots Set in Norway? I‘ve got Norway covered (since husband is from Bergen, we‘ve got a lot of Norway books) but this one sure looks interesting! Thanks for the heads up! 2w
HannaPolkadots Anytime! If you haven't got Denmark covered I recommend anything by Helle Helle as well 😃 2w
Texreader @HannaPolkadots great! I love Jussi Adler-Olsen but I‘ve read all his books so I‘m looking for Denmark. Thanks! 2w
julesG Set in Germany 2w
TheSpineView Set in Italy is Beneath a Scarlet Sky, in Russia is A Bronze Horseman and A Gentleman in Moscow, In Sweden is a Man Called Ove, set in France The Paris Wife, set in Spain is The Wind From the East. 2w
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The Sworn Virgin: A Novel | Kristopher Dukes
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I am struggling with this book! It‘s well written but the main character is so immature and making poor decisions one after the other I just want to scream. Perhaps the author‘s making a point of the damage a parent does by spoiling a child and I‘m truly hoping it‘s a device to show how much the character grows at some point in the story. Arg! I need this book for #readingeurope2020 #albania ! And the premise of the story sounds so good.

tdrosebud I'm on the waitlist for this book, also to cover Albania for #readingeurope2020. I hope the struggles lessen for you. 2w
Texreader @tdrosebud I‘ve reached a point where the story is from a different character‘s perspective and she‘s as irritated with the main character as me. So yes it has improved! 1w
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In the mix of this storm. Electricity flickering. Already spent some time under the stairs during the tornado warning (now expired).

So trying to read the tagged book to stay calm.

DaveGreen7777 Hope you get through the storm unscathed! 😔 2w
readordierachel Sending good thoughts. Stay safe. 2w
ljuliel Hope it‘s almost over and all is ok ! 2w
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LiteraryinLititz Hope it passes soon! 💜 2w
Crazeedi Stay safe!! 2w
Bookzombie I‘m hoping it passes quickly. Electricity flickered here as well. I didn‘t know about the tornado warning. 2w
bookwrm526 Stay safe!! 2w
Texreader @Bookzombie I‘m up in Canyon Lake. Family stayed in SA. There‘s a warning now near Seguin. (edited) 2w
JamieArc Stay safe! We‘re facing an ice storm this weekend, so crossing our fingers our electricity stays on and there isn‘t too much flooding. (Perfect weather for staying in to read though). 2w
Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Stay safe love! Hope it passes fast 🤞🏼🤞🏼 2w
Texreader It‘s passed us now! All safe! Think about our neighbors to the East (my parents) and north (my sister and her family). And all of you facing this storm up the I-35 corridor! Be careful out there. 2w
rabbitprincess A tornado warning in January? Yikes! Hope you‘re in the clear soon. 2w
WhatWouldJaneDo I'm in the middle of the same storm. Hope it passes you by with out too much trouble! 2w
Butterfinger Thinking of you and your family. 2w
Texreader @Curly_Caffeinated_Reader Thanks sweetie! Would you email me your address so I can send you something? My email is kamonsen @ aol.com 2w
Scochrane26 Hope you stay safe. 2w
GingerAntics We were in the same boat. I really feel like we‘ve had quite enough storms, tornados, and power outages for one 365 day cycle. 2w
mrp27 Stay safe! 2w
JacqMac Good luck and stay safe! 2w
valeriegeary Ugh.. Sounds stressful. ❤️❤️❤️ 2w
Eggs It missed us-whew-just thunderstorm and still raining 🌧 now 2w
Texreader @Eggs Thank heavens! I was thinking about you! And my family up in Round Rock. Glad you all are safe. 2w
Texreader @DaveGreen7777 @readordierachel @ljuliel @LiteraryinLititz @Crazeedi @bookwrm526 @Curly_Caffeinated_Reader @Butterfinger @Graciouswarriorprincess @Scochrane26 @mrp27 @JacqMac @valeriegeary Thank you for all the well wishes while this storm was overhead! It gave us a good soaking, that we needed, and some high winds. I‘ll assess the damage in the morning but the family is safe. And I thank you all for caring so much!! 😘 2w
Texreader @JamieArc Oh no! I hate ice storms! They are almost nonexistent here in San Antonio, but oddly we got them often enough only 90 miles north of here when I lived in Austin. Driving was treacherous and electricity was spotty. Stay safe and enjoy the reading weather! 2w
Texreader @rabbitprincess Thanks for the well wishes! Yes, it is a very odd time of the year for tornadoes! They are normally a spring nemesis. 2w
Texreader @WhatWouldJaneDo Hope you are well? We‘ve been through lots worse so I‘m hoping you are ok, too. 2w
Texreader @GingerAntics These sorts of storms scared the $&@/! out of me when I was a kid. My grandpa was picked up and dropped a ways away when he was little by a tornado. His sheer terror of storms rubbed off on me. Fortunately I outgrew that!! But it seems to me the Dallas area always gets these things far worse than us down here! I guess being closer to tornado alley? Maybe you should consider a move... 😉 2w
GingerAntics Actually, we are. lol I‘m not sure. When we first moved, I would have said Ft. Worth got hit worse. We moved just a few weeks before the Bank One building was destroyed by a tornado in Ft. Worth. I think we‘re getting more of them than Ft. Worth now. I was terrified of storms when I was a kid, too, even when we first moved here. I don‘t know if I just ended up desensitised or what. 2w
WhatWouldJaneDo @Texreader yes, just heavy rain and a lot of thunder and lightening at my house this time. Especially after Dallas got pounded so many times last year these storms really freak me out! 2w
Suet624 Goodness! Your grandpa! What a scary thing! Glad you are all okay. 1w
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“Thinking carefully is something that happens to other people.”

I love the humor in this book!

Crazeedi This is crazy! My daughter just recommended this book to me 3 days ago, she said it was really good! 2w
Texreader @Crazeedi Husband gave me the first 7-8 books for Christmas! 😁 2w
Crazeedi @Texreader aww! Lucky you! I'm definitely going to read 1w
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I‘ve read all of her Christmas short stories so now I start the series in earnest! I love her message at the beginning.

Crazeedi See my comment on your other post, I hear it's a great series! 2w
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Another free potential #readingeurope2020 for #France

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This is an ok somewhat short story about a journalist (who tangentially was a cohort of Martha Gellhorn) & her relationship with one of 2 Harvard friends serving in WWII. The narrator annoyed me early on; overdone. The conclusion, while emotional, wasn‘t quite the bombshell I was led to believe. #readingeurope2020 #Luxembourg. Will also work for #France and #Belgium

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So sad but true. Even the 15-year-old main character in this book gets the insane way immigrants seeking asylum are treated. (Assuming they are allowed in the country at all.)

GingerAntics Totally agree with this. I still think you should be able to take the licensing exam and go to work. The untapped talent of our immigrants is just a shame. 2w
Texreader @GingerAntics couldn‘t agree more 2w
GingerAntics I work with so many students that are “nontraditional,” intelligent, amazing people and they‘re at a junior college having to get their degree again because they‘re a refugee. It‘s sad. 2w
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GingerAntics Sadly, watching the 10pm news, Texas is no longer allowing refugees to settle within state lines. Shameful. Just absolutely shameful. Ugh. 2w
Texreader @GingerAntics Yes I read about it at dinner and thought my post was prescient. I am so disappointed. First, it‘s inhumane and second, it makes poor economic sense. I‘m really sad to hear about your students. Good to hear, though, they have a supporter in you. 2w
GingerAntics It‘s sad, because the only thing they really need to study is the language. Having them sit through English composition classes and classes they‘ve already taken is just a waste of time, but someone‘s making money off of them (which is probably why it will never change). 2w
Suet624 Texas. (Sigh) Not a surprise they voted this way. Are any Texans protesting the decision? 1w
GingerAntics @Texreader @Suet624 so happy to hear that a federal judge blocked this ridiculous law!!! I don‘t know if anyone was protesting it, but I know several people who were very unhappy with it. 7d
Texreader @GingerAntics yes, good news 7d
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This one‘s been on my tbr list for a long time and now it‘s on sale today. Spend the $2?

thegirlwiththelibrarybag I read this a couple of years ago - good read! 2w
Bette I read this a while back and really liked it. 👍 2w
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