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beeweird

beeweird

Joined September 2016

Loves books, needlework, and the Oxford Comma.
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🎶Dream a little dream of me...🎶

1. Harry's nightmare of becoming Nagini and attacking Arthur Weasly left me shaken for days as a kid!
2. When planning my wedding, I would stress-dream that the wedding would occur with only what I had finished planning at that point (Photographer but no DJ, empty church since I hadn't send invitations, I wore a dress but my husband's tux wasn't fitted yet...)
3. It's lazy, I always feel lied to. 😂

@ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz My dad read me that book when it came out as a bed time story. When I tell you I didn‘t sleep the night he read that chapter, I didn‘t sleep at all! 😂 Thanks for posting! 3mo
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Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Exactly the kind of well-written, twisty-turny plot I needed to get me out of a reading slump. The beautiful and foreboding setting looms over you while reading like a dark raincloud about to burst. Parts feel a little contrived but mostly points out how one selfish, corrupt person can destroy so many lives without technically killing anyone.

beeweird Also since the groom was conveniently not among the POV switches, I suspected him early on 👀 still surprised by what a wretch he turned out to be and pleased with where he ended up. 🎂 4mo
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The Guest List | Lucy Foley
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Me when I got to the twist. 👀

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The City We Became | N.K. Jemisin
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I have never been so delighted with a book I struggle so much to describe. 💫

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The Savage Gentleman | Philip Wylie
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Many of Philip Wylie's works were the inspiration for beloved comic book heroes like Superman, Captain America, and the Human Torch. In classic comic book fashion, victory ultimately came by punching the bad guys in the face - but man, was it satisfying. Loved the prose and steady building of tension/despair as well. 4🌟

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The Savage Gentleman | Philip Wylie
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"Within the triangle that is formed by Ceylon, Tasmania, and Madagascar, on a pitch-black night, shortly before the turn of the last century, a steam yacht beat its way against massive seas."

I'm nearly done with this castaway saga and eager to know how it ends!

#FirstLineFridays
@ShyBookOwl

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The Savage Gentleman | Philip Wylie
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"The strength of the two men lay in different sinews of the soul." ?❤

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The Secret Garden | F. Burnett
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My local library just installed a gorgeous new bookish bench in their garden! I love the silhouettes of readers along the sides. 💕📚

BookishMarginalia How pretty! 6mo
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Arsenic and Adobo | Mia P. Manansala
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I so enjoyed this! Lila's Filipino family brings so much joy and fun to an otherwise grim murder mystery. I'm so pleased to know this is a series. 🔥🔥🔥

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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Cute, wrapped in layers of Austen, no loose ends. I was surprised by how much of a role grief played in the story (I could have used a trigger warning, honestly), but in many ways, what was said to Adeline was what I also needed to hear. Even if you don't like Austen, this is a great "Books (and reading) Are Awesome" story. ????

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Saw this on FB today and had to laugh. 😂 Tagged is my most recent book purchase. What was the last book you acquired? 📚

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The Jane Austen Society | Natalie Jenner
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Listening to a story set in a quaint village while stitching a quaint village!

I've never been much of an audiobook person but I just might make a habit of this. Helps that it's narrated by Richard Armitage. 💙🎧

Megabooks Very pretty! 9mo
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A Thousand Nights | E. K. Johnston
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Mehso-so

This one's been on my shelf for ages, and I'll admit it only got there because I liked the cover on the bargain table. Predictable, a little slow-going, but I enjoyed dwelling in the desert and the steady, campfire-story pace to it. Definitely a different take on magic than most fantasy books I've read. 🌟🌟🌟

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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This brief but powerful story weaves the lives of five family members with Colombian myths as it plumbs the depths of "home," whether that's a place or people. The chapters are short and affecting. I ache for those who have lived similar experiences. ?????

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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"I remember wondering what it must feel like to belong to American whiteness and to know you can do whatever you want because nobody you love is deportable. Your worst crime might get you locked up forever but they'll never take away your claim to this country." ?

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"It's hard to know what to say. It's easy to say the wrong thing."

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"I want to hate the pain without hating my life for having pain in it." ⚡⚡⚡

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Mehso-so

Batterson encourages readers to put more faith in the strength of their God than in the strength of the "lions" in their lives - whatever fears or obstacles might be in their way. Love the message and it's given me plenty to chew on, but the writing was at times trite and repetitive. Would have worked better as a sermon series. Took me months to finish because I couldn't get thru more than two chapters at a time. ???.5

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"There never has and never will be anyone like you. And that isn't a testament to you. It's a testament to the God who created you. Diversity is a celebration of originality."

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Infinite Country: A Novel | Patricia Engel
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"Only women knew the strength it took to love men through their evolution to who they thought they were supposed to be." ??

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Mehso-so

I love the world Hartman built for this series - but there was A LOT of politics going on that amounted to plot clutter. Unlike with Seraphina, I could guess big plot points and was frustrated that the main character couldn't see what I saw (for like 400 pages!). A little disappointed in the ending. Still a fun read. 3.5 stars.

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Good Omens | Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
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LOL! I'd loaned my copy of this book to a friend back in high school like twelve years ago and never got it back. Another friend just sent me a replacement copy. Friends look out for other friends' libraries! 😇😈

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Reading between playtime with the new puppy. ❤

TrishB Aww 🐶❤️ 11mo
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Outlawed | Anna North

Me: I'm bringing a new book with us.
Husband: One that is not "The Lady Heist." Er, "Criminal."
Me: ..."Outlawed"?
Husband: Yes.
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Outlawed | Anna North
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This is radically different from the kinds of books I normally read, so it was difficult for me to get started. Once I made it about halfway through (into the thick of outlaw-ing), I really enjoyed it and was - surprisingly - satisfied with the end. 💰💰🐴📙

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Outlawed | Anna North
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Just received my very first #BOTM #bookmail! Excited to dig in to this, something different I normally wouldn't have bought for myself. 😍❤📚

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May has a quiet, certain, lyrical writing voice - one I feel resonates more after reading her essay "Song," where she learns to regain her physical voice. I drank in this book like a thirsty potted plant. Currently in the darkest personal winter I've yet to face, it helped in a small way, gave some of my thoughts & feelings a shape.

Saw this title first here - thanks Littens for the recommendation. ??❄?

UwannaPublishme Great review! 12mo
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"No one had ever said to me, 'You need to live a life you can cope with, not the one that other people want.' ...The only thing breaking me was pretending to be like everyone else." ?❄

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"Life meanders like a path through the woods. We have seasons where we flourish and seasons where the leaves fall from us, revealing our bare bones. Given time, they grow again." ?❄

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In between jobs now, this dreamy meditation on one's career and how much it really matters was lovely. Finished last night and different parts of it keep coming back to me today - much like the narrator turns over important events long after they've happened. 🎨🖌📚

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"...it may not always be an easy thing, but there is certainly a satisfaction and dignity to be gained in coming to terms with the mistakes one has made in the course of one's life. In any case, there is surely no great shame in mistakes made in the best of faith."

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Midnight Sun | Meyer
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Mehso-so

I gave this an honest go for old time's sake, and genuinely enjoyed the descriptions of vampire life - the Cullens' complicated history, the drama and danger just in being around Bella. The final hunt at the end was especially fun - I made sure I was able to read the last 200 pages in one sitting.

But Edward is 👏SO👏SELFISH👏 and despite pages and pages of him saying how much he loved her, his actions made that love so superficial. Not a fan.

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One of those books that's easy to read because of the writing, but also hard to read, it's hard to watch someone's big dreams and best intentions unravel so spectacularly. 💔🐒🐒🐒🐒🏡

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"He drafted his resignation... he would deliver the letter and formally recommemd the zoo's permanent closure... For the first time in years, sprawled out on his bed, parents asleep in the room across the hall, Dick dared to look past tomorrow. And for a tiny fleeting moment, he felt relief.

A few days later, Johnny Carson called back."

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Church Of Marvels | Leslie Parry
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It's a marvel that I finished. ⭐⭐⭐

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🌟Reread Never Let Me Go before watching the movie, does that count?
🌟The Asheville Bee Charmer by Carrie Schloss
🌟Beth Dooley, of In Winter's Kichen... she struck up a conversation with me thinking I was someone else 😂
🌟Turkish Delight! Verdict: I don't think I would sell out my siblings for more...

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CSeydel Totally counts! 4y
MatchlessMarie I tried Turkish delight too! I think I could find better things to sell out a sibling for 🤢😅 4y
beeweird @MatchlessMarie Right? They're a little "meh" for such an extreme reaction... although maybe that was the point... maybe the hot chocolate was exceptional ??☕ 4y
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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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I'd found this at a bookstore while on vacation, read the first few pages in the aisle there, and was so charmed by the narrator that I thought, "Sure, I'll follow you to Peru." I'm so glad I did. This story was refreshing and original, written in prose that glows softly like the clockwork lamps that illuninate the village of Bedlam. Appreciated the easter egg at the end, as well. I'll certainly keep my eye on this author. ????❤

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The Bedlam Stacks | Natasha Pulley
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"...they were almost still here. Someone must have been proud to live in those mad houses. There weren't ghosts - I don't believe in ghosts - but standing there I wished I did because ghosts would have meant they were less lost." ???

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The Bedlam Stacks | Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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I haven't read a good historical fiction with such interesting characters and hilarious banter in a long time. Just started this evening but might just finish over the weekend. 💰🌱🌳💚

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LOOK GUYS IT'S WORKING AS ADVERTISED 🌸❤👍

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Went to the #SDFestivalofBooks and would you believe that we brought an abundace of books with us #GreatPlainsLit #booksandbooksandbooks

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Mehso-so

Of course I enjoyed it, it's Skulduggery--but this one was a bit too political for me. Certain characters felt forced, and others are, well, different from earlier books in the series. Was pleased to welcome Omen Darkly to the story, though. 🌟🌟🌟.75

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@Charlios The table of contents ia conveniently laid out to show when the short stories in the collection take place amid the larger series. So you don't have to finish the series in order to enjoy it. 👍📚💀

LaLecture Oh, that's great! Thanks for posting :). 4y
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Yaaaas. So excited to begin reading this tonight.

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If you weren't already a fan of the visual and mental atrocity that is The Room, this book will make you one. Gives a few reasons behind a man who defies reason.

Personally, I am so grateful for a little clarification on the character Steven and why he, well, exists. ⭐⭐⭐.5

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"With that, Tommy went off to do his seagull thing elsewhere on set--making a lot of irritating noise while simultaneously shitting on everyone." ?

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"Watching this film is like getting stabbed in the head," said one viewer. Can confirm. Turns out the reality behind it is equally uncomfortable, but also hilarious. ?????

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Lamentation | Ken Scholes
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You ever finish a chapter and then stick your face in the book and scream a little because that was so, so good? 😱👏📚

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Lamentation | Ken Scholes
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So, just throwing this question out here: how do y'all feel about inscriptions and/or notes in second-hand books?

Personally, I'd love to know how this conversation with the book's previous owner and its author went down. 👀👂👻

TheLudicReader I think marginalia is cool...and I often wonder about the lives of the readers who came before me. 4y
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Gift from the Sea | Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"One is afraid. Naturally. Who is not afraid of pure space--that breathtaking empty space of an open door? But despite fear, one goes through to the room beyond." ???

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