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YouBookMe

Joined April 2017

I'm a 30-something reader, amateur musician, TV junkie, and Oxford comma enthusiast. I geek out over Jane Austen and own two trombones.
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Very excited about my #library sale #bookhaul!

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Pickpick

My final book of the #24in48 readathon! I liked this Golden Age mystery and thought the plot was very clever. It‘s interesting that the book focuses far more on the detectives than on the victim and suspects; I would have liked those characters to be a little more fleshed out. But a good read overall!

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Mehso-so

This one is a light, fun, fluffy Regency romance, but not a keeper for me. #24in48

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Sorcery of Thorns | Margaret Rogerson
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“I never smell awful. I smell like sandalwood and masculine allure.” The hero of this book is my favorite. 🥰 #24in48

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Pickpick

I found this book, frankly, adorable! There are a lot of disparate plot lines, which sometimes annoys me in novels...and I do wish some of the stories had gotten a little bit more fleshed out...but overall, it‘s just very charming and sweet! The perfect way to end day one of the #24in48 readathon.

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Pickpick

It‘s always a pleasure to spend some time in 12th-century Shrewsbury with Brother Cadfael! That‘s my second book completed for the #24in48 readathon.

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Arcanos Unraveled | Jonna Gjevre
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Just finished my first book of the #24in48 readathon! It‘s a fun fantasy novel that involves knitting, technology as magic, and a revolution...I enjoyed it overall but thought it had a little too much going on.

rubyslippersreads Great cover! 🐑 5mo
YouBookMe @rubyslippersreads I agree, it‘s really eye-catching! And there are enchanted sheep in the book 😄 5mo
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The Glass Ocean: A Novel | Beatriz Williams, Karen White, Lauren Willig
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Prepping my book stack for the #24in48 readathon this weekend. Can‘t wait to dig in! 📚😁

Desha Dorothy Sayers and Peter Wimsey! ♥️ (edited) 5mo
YouBookMe @Desha Yes!!! I‘m currently reading the books in publication order but thought some of the short stories would be good for the readathon. 5mo
Desha @YouBookMe Yes that is a great idea! Several years back I did them chronologically but I think it‘s time for a reread 👍🏻👏🏻😂 5mo
YouBookMe @Desha I have never read the whole series before, just skipped around at random. It‘s been interesting to go back and read them in order! My favorites are the books with Harriet Vane. 5mo
Desha @YouBookMe yes Harriet Vane books are my favorite too!👍🏻♥️ 5mo
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Bel Canto | Ann Patchett
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“Some people are born to make great art and others are born to appreciate it. Don‘t you think? It is a kind of talent in itself, to be an audience, whether you are the spectator in the gallery or you are listening to the voice of the world‘s greatest soprano. Not everyone can be the artist. There have to be those who witness the art, who love and appreciate what they have been privileged to see.”

Cathythoughts Nice pic! Loved the book 5mo
YouBookMe @Cathythoughts I really liked it as well! 5mo
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“Great music has much the same effect upon humans as cyanide. . . . It paralyzes the respiratory system.”

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Hunted | Meagan Spooner
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So I‘m actually kind of burned out on YA fantasy...they‘re all starting to seem the same to me. But this retelling of Beauty and the Beast is really fantastic! I‘m actually not quite done yet, but 75% of the way in, I‘m super invested in both Yeva and the Beast and dying to see how everything will turn out! I‘m reading a library book but might need to get my own copy of this one!

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Amber & Dusk | Lyra Selene
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Got this one in a subscription box that a friend gifted me for Christmas. I liked the story of this YA fantasy, but I found the main character super frustrating and HATED the overly flowery writing style!

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The Z Murders | J. Jefferson Farjeon
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📖 The Z Murders by J. Jefferson Farjeon

And that‘s all I‘ve got for the #letterZ! Thanks to @JoScho for creating this fun #manicmonday event!

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤 11mo
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📖 You Don‘t Have to Say You Love Me by Sarra Manning
✒️ W.B. Yeats
🎥 You‘ve Got Mail
And I‘m blanking on a Y food!

#manicmonday #letterY @JoScho

JoScho 💜💜💜 11mo
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Speak Easy, Speak Love | McKelle George
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My first book of #2019 is a YA retelling of Much Ado about Nothing set in the 1920s! I want to go to there. What‘s your first book of the new year?

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Look, I got nothing. So I‘ll just say Merry Xmas to you all, and I‘ll see you next week for Y! #ManicMonday #letterX @JoScho

JoScho lol same to you! 11mo
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Wildwood Dancing | Juliet Marillier
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#manicmonday #letterW @JoScho

📖 Wildwood Dancing by Juliet Marillier
✒️ Connie Willis, Patricia C. Wrede, Lauren Willig
🎥 While You Were Sleeping
🍿 White cheddar popcorn

JoScho 🖤🖤🖤 12mo
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The View from Saturday | E.L. Konigsburg
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#ManicMonday #letterV @JoScho

? The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
✒️ Luis Fernando Veríssimo
? Veronica Mars

And I‘m drawing a blank on food, except for vegetables, which would obviously be a lie!

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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OK, so I‘m a little late with #manicmonday, but better late than never, right? #letterU @JoScho

📖 Uprooted by Naomi Novik
✒️ Sigrid Undset (I‘ve only read half of Kristin Lavransdatter, but she‘s one of the only U authors I‘ve read!)
📺 Ugly Betty
🍣 Unagi

JoScho For sure better late than never. Thanks for playing 💕😊 12mo
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📖 To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis
✒️ J.R.R. Tolkien, Megan Whalen Turner
🎥 That Thing You Do!
🌮 Tacos

#manicmonday #letterT @JoScho

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Sorcery and Cecelia: An Epistolary Fantasy | Patricia C. Wrede, Caroline Stevermer
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Forgot to do #manicmonday #letterS on Monday, so here‘s my late entry just in time for Thanksgiving! @JoScho

📖 Sorcery and Cecelia, by Patricia C. Wrede and Caroline Stevermer
✒️ Maggie Stiefvater
📺 Sherlock
🍣 Sushi

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 13mo
Sharpeipup ❤️ Sherlock! 13mo
YouBookMe @Sharpeipup It‘s so good! 13mo
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A Room With A View | E.M. Forster
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📖 A Room with a View by E.M. Forster
✒️ Rainbow Rowell; Kate Ross
🎥 Return to Me
🍽 Radishes

#manicmonday #letterR @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊💖 13mo
emtobiasz Love Kate Ross! 13mo
YouBookMe @emtobiasz The Julian Kestrel books are some of my absolute favorites. Why can‘t all books be about Regency dandies who solve crimes? 13mo
emtobiasz @YouBookMe precisely! 13mo
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The Quiet Gentleman | Georgette Heyer
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📖 The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer...you pretty much can‘t go wrong with her!
✒️ Julia Quinn

I don‘t have an answer for movie/TV show or food, but I still wanted to play along! #manicmonday #letterQ @JoScho

JoScho Glad you did 😊🖤 13mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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#ManicMonday #letterP @JoScho

📖 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen — my all-time favorite book!
✒️ Sharon Kay Penman
📺 Parks and Recreation
🍕 Pizza

JoScho Pizza 🍕❤️ 14mo
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The Outlaws of Sherwood | Robin McKinley
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#manicmonday #letterO @JoScho

📚 The Outlaws of Sherwood by Robin McKinley; Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton
✒️ Baroness Orczy
📺 The Office (US)
🍽 Oysters, fried or on the half shell

JoScho 🧡🧡🧡 14mo
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North and South (Revised) | Elizabeth Gaskell
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📖 North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
✒️ Naomi Novik
🎥 Notorious (directed by Alfred Hitchcock)
🧀 Nachos

#manicmonday #letterN @JoScho

JoScho 💛💜💛 14mo
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The Sparrow: A Novel | Mary Doria Russell
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My library‘s semi-annual sale is this weekend! I scored these three books for $8...not amazing, but they‘re in perfect shape and I really wanted all of them! 😁 #bookhaul #librarysale #win

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Much ADO about Nothing | William Shakespeare
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📚 Much Ado about Nothing (Shakespeare), Middlemarch (George Eliot), Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (Winifred Watson)...I absolutely could not pick just one!

✒️ Robin McKinley

🎥 The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

🍦 Mint chocolate chip ice cream

#manicmonday #letterM @JoScho

JoScho 💙😊💙 1y
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📖 Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book, by Walker Percy
✒️ C.S. Lewis
🎥 Lilo and Stitch; Laura
🍝 Linguine with clam sauce

#ManicMonday #letterL @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💜 1y
YouBookMe @JoScho It‘s always a pleasure! Although I‘m a little nervous about Q, X, and Z! 😆 1y
JoScho Lol oh man I haven‘t even thought that far is advance! They will be a challenge for sure! 1y
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Spinning Silver | Naomi Novik
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I adored Naomi Novik‘s Uprooted, so I was simultaneously very excited about this book and worried that it couldn‘t possibly live up to my very high expectations. Happily, I was wrong — this book is AMAZING! A bit slow to get going, but once it does, it‘s completely enchanting. This will definitely be one of my top books of the year!

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The King of Attolia | Megan Whalen Turner
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📖 The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (the whole series is great!)
🖋 M.M. Kaye
🎥 The King‘s Speech
🍫 Klondike bar

#ManicMonday #LetterK @JoScho

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Jane Eyre | Charlotte Bront
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? Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
✒️ Diana Wynne Jones
? The Jane Austen Book Club
? Junior Mints

#ManicMonday #letterJ @JoScho

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Interior Freedom | Jacques Philippe
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Book: Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe
Author: Eva Ibbotson
Movie: It Happened One Night
Food: Ice cream 🍦

#ManicMonday @JoScho #LetterI

JoScho 💛💛💛 1y
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The Big Sleep | Raymond Chandler
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“I was neat, clean, shaved, and sober, and I didn‘t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.”

One paragraph in and I‘m already loving this!

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Howls Moving Castle | Diana Wynne Jones
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Book: Howl‘s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
Author: Georgette Heyer
TV show: Happy Endings
Food: Hamburger 🍔

#ManicMonday #letterH @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💖 1y
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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society | Annie Barrows, Mary Ann Shaffer
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Book: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Author: Elizabeth Gaskell
TV show: Gilmore Girls
Food: Grilled cheese sandwiches

#ManicMonday #LetterG @JoScho

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Just another #manicmonday! #letterF @JoScho

Book: Faithful Place by Tana French...I‘m not usually a suspense/thriller reader, but this book is so good!

Author: Jasper Fforde

TV Show: Firefly

Food: French fries #friesbeforeguys

JoScho 🍟❤️😊 1y
YouBookMe @JoScho 🙌🏻 1y
CatLass007 Firefly 💕💕💕💕💕 1y
YouBookMe @CatLass007 It‘s so good! 1y
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Emma (Revised) | Jane Austen
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Book: Emma, by Jane Austen
Author: Jennifer Echols
Movie: The Emperor‘s New Groove
Food: Eel and avocado sushi rolls

#ManicMonday @JoScho

bunny Oh, good answer for the food! I love eel roll 😊 1y
YouBookMe @bunny Thanks! I love sushi...the eel/avocado and spicy tuna are my favorites! 1y
JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 1y
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Doc | Mary Doria Russell
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Book: Doc by Mary Doria Russell
Author: Charles Dickens
Movie/TV show: Daria
Food: Dark chocolate

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Daria was a great show 💚 1y
YouBookMe @JoScho Honestly one of my all-time favorites! 1y
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Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein
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Book: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
Author: Agatha Christie
TV show: Chuck, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (couldn‘t pick just one!)
Food: cheese

#ManicMonday @JoScho

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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I bought these GORGEOUS covers for the Raven Cycle from http://www.megmakesthings.com, and I absolutely love them!

KeepCalmWithBooksAndCoffee I have a set too! They are gorgeous. 1y
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Someone to Love | Mary Balogh
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My birthday was earlier this week, so of course I had to treat myself! #bookhaul #myprecious

Ddzmini Happy belated birthday 🎈🎉🎂🎊🎁 1y
YouBookMe @Ddzmini Thank you! 1y
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Brat Farrar | Josephine Tey
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Apparently I‘m a letter behind, so I‘ll do “B” today as well! #ManicMonday @JoScho

Book: Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
Food: Bread (seriously, I love bread)
Author: Lois McMaster Bujold
Movie or TV show: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

JoScho Bread 🍞🙌🏼❤️ 1y
MinDea Bread is the best! 1y
YouBookMe @JoScho @MinDea It really is! 1y
Jess7 Bread was my pick too! 1y
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Attachments: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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This is fun! #ManicMonday @JoScho

Book: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Author: Jane Austen
Movie or TV show: The Americans (although I‘m super behind!) — editing to add Agent Carter as well, can‘t believe I forgot!
Food: Apple pie

JoScho Yay for catching up! Thanks for playing along 😊❤️ 1y
YouBookMe @JoScho It‘s fun! 😄 1y
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Have His Carcase | Dorothy L. Sayers
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The banter between Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane in this book is EVERYTHING. 😍😍😍

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School for Good and Evil | Soman Chainani
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My local library had a sale this past weekend...

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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1. Pride and Prejudice
2. Lizzy and Darcy, but also Beatrice and Benedick, Anne and Gilbert, Gen and Irene, Cecily and Little John...
3. Tulips and daffodils
4. Reese‘s cups and peppermint patties
5. Pink
#manicmonday @JoScho

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When you buy a used book and then discover that it‘s signed by the author! 😍

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My #Christmas #bookhaul! Not pictured: $45 in Barnes & Noble gift cards. 😄

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A Christmas Carol | Charles Dickens
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“I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.” #MerryChristmas

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