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bookandbedandtea

Joined January 2017

Wife. Mama. Nana. Avid reader. Over thinker.
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The Last Chinese Chef | Nicole Mones
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Books with food on the cover, as suggested by @ljuliel (I expanded the request to include a few drinks ☺️)
#keeplitsyactive #foodonthecover

ljuliel Thanks for posting. You picked sone good ones. The pop cover is neat and the hummingbird cake one looks good enough to eat ! 12h
RainyDayReading Does that say ‘What Would Satan Do?‘ 🤣 Thats hilarious. I certainly hope he would eat that ice cream is what he should do! Now I want ice cream 🙈 9h
bookandbedandtea @RainyDayReading That is what it says and I totally forgot I had this book till I went hunting for food books!
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Falling for You | Jill Mansell
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1- I'm reading the tagged book and The Graveyard Book, listening to Mariana by Susanna Kearney
2- "That's what happens when you're a professional love rat. Go around breaking girls' hearts, and you'll get grief, " Juliet said cheerfully.
3- Peach mango crystal light
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Falling for You | Jill Mansell
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Every Jill Mansell story I've read has been sweet and saucy and funny and has left me with good feelings... all of which I need after my last read. Let the comfort reading commence!

CarolynM I've read a few of hers. I agree she's reliably feel good. 2d
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I have read several books about the mystery of Jack the Ripper's identity but had only ever heard his victims referred to as prostitutes. Which was largely considered his "reason" for killing them. ? This book made me realize that everything else I'd read on the subject had entirely ignored these 5 women. Sure their names were recorded but no attempt had been made to learn anything more about them despite there being a great deal ⬇️

bookandbedandtea of information, as this book illustrates. This paints a very bleak picture of life in late 19th London, especially for women. It's painful to read at times but I'm glad I did. 2d
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I'm most of the way through the history of the 4th victim and have started thinking about which light, charming, amusing book I'll read next. I'm going to need it!

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"Private library house" Yes please!

wanderinglynn That looks like an awesome house! 😍 4d
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@ljuliel asked what period in history we most enjoy reading about. My answer is: many. I love ancient Mesopotamian, Greek, Egyptian, etc. I like The Middle Ages. I like WWII. I like Georgian & Regency. I like American Civil War, Revolutionary War, westward expansion, Gold Rush, Wild West. I'm currently reading the tagged book & it is heartbreaking/fascinating. The same could be said of my recent read of The Midnight Watch.
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ljuliel Thanks. You gave some great answers there ! I like westerns too. I just bought The Five today. 4d
Reagan-reads The Midnight Watch was really interesting. I am quite the Titanic buff, but I had no clue about the Californian. So, so tragic. 4d
bookandbedandtea @ljuliel The Five is really well written and is serving to reinforce my opinion that, no matter how interesting I find historical stories of both the the fiction and NF variety, I'm extremely glad to be living now! Despite our current problems. 4d
bookandbedandtea @rubyslippersreads @Reagan-reads I visited the Molly Brown House with my 5th grade class and I've been fascinated by Titanic ever since yet I had never heard of the Californian either. The knowledge that they were RIGHT THERE is horrifying. 4d
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I'm terrible about completing challenges but I'm excited about #booked2020 so I've signed up. These are the ones I'm thinking of for the #winterplan - except that I have no idea what to do for #millenialauthor 🤷‍♀️ More research is in my future!
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen This might help: 30 Of The Best Books Written By Millennials
https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2015/04/85774/best-books-by-young-authors-mille...

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Cinfhen And I‘m super excited by your choices 🥰I LOVE seeing these posts 5d
Megabooks Millennials are anywhere from 25-38, so there is some choice. As far as a younger millennial, I‘ve enjoyed Sally Rooney (edited) 5d
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4thhouseontheleft Fun choices! @Megabooks already mentioned Sally Rooney. I plan on reading 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love seeing everyone‘s picks, even though what we actually do usually ends up to be different! ;-> 5d
bookandbedandtea @Cinfhen Thanks for the link! Lots of good choices there. 4d
bookandbedandtea @Megabooks @4thhouseontheleft Thanks for the suggestions and encouragement! I'm coming up with a few ideas but haven't been able to confirm birthdays for a few authors I thought might fit. #googlefail 🤷‍♀️ 4d
bookandbedandtea @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'm already rethinking a couple of these choices. 😁 4d
BarbaraTheBibliophage @bookandbedandtea Right - that‘s half the fun!! 4d
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The Map Thief: A Novel | Heather Terrell
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this- and Ma Zhi's storyline was pretty interesting- but it just fell short over and over. I was disappointed.

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Wendy is a genius.
(📷: introvertdear on Instagram)

Texreader This should be a new product on Etsy! 6d
Rachel.Rencher I need this 🤣🙌 6d
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Bring it! I just can't get into Halloween so now that it's over I'm ready for cider and fires and Thanksgiving and snow and peppermint and Christmas shopping. 😁
🍎🔥🦃❄🍬🎁

Caroline2 😆 2w
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Pickpick

I'm really enjoying this series of short stories. I wanted more of this one, to know more about the world this story inhabits.

I actually read this yesterday, the 30th, and today my kindle won't let me reopen it. Does anyone know if you can only read a kindle unlimited book once?

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Emergency Skin | N.K. Jemisin
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I was really impressed by this short story. Will be looking for more by this author.

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Summer Frost | Blake Crouch
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Ok, some of this went over my head but it was a little fascinating and kinda frightening and definitely sad.

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This falls between so-so and pick for me. I feel like the writing was a little inconsistent but I also found myself very interested in finding out what happened so I never thought of bailing. It was entertaining and dealt with some heavy topics without feeling heavy.

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Snow falling outside plus a snuggly blanket and an interesting mystery inside adds up to a wonderful day.
❄💙📖

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Some of the words and phrases first used in print during my birth year are pretty interesting: Urban legend. Telemedicine. Peace sign. Morning breath. Love beads. Light pollution. Denver boot. Clunky. Cash bar. Butt naked. Bank machine. #wordnerd

https://www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler/1968

Caterina Oh thanks for posting the link! For my birth year I got words like "bootylicious," "cyberterrorism," "dot-com," "pole dancing," and "webcam." ? 2w
bookandbedandtea @Caterina You were born in an awesome word year! 2w
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The grandbaby is outgrowing board books but he (and I!) still love Little Blue. 💙

Chelsea.Poole My boys do too! 💙 2w
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Leela's Book: A Novel | Alice Albinia
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Mehso-so

I (finally!) finished this and I'm not sure what I think of it. It was interesting yet weird. There often seemed to be entirely too many characters yet the dozens of interconnected people all had fleshed out thoughts and back stories. However very few of them were likable and that certainly turned me off. I'm torn about how to rate this but I don't think I can call it a pick.

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🏝 The Harry Potter series. Or LOTR. Or Narnia. (Hmmm. Fantasy makes up a small portion of my reading but in the case of desert island I think that's what I'd want.🤔)
🧦 Depends on the temp. We're into sock season now.
🏔 Mt Evans- 14,271 feet
🍄🌶 I'm not fond of mushrooms. Or very spicy foods.
🎃 Nope
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Mehso-so

I came close to bailing on this book because the first third was ABSURD! But I listened to the litsy love for it and persevered. It frequently made me laugh so I ended up enjoying it but I don't feel particularly drawn to the rest of the series. I do have the next book on kindle so perhaps sometime I'll give it a chance.

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These titles are so relatable. 😁

Susannah So true!! 🤣😳 4w
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This is a heartbreaking account of the fact that on the night of April 14-15 1912, there was a ship close enough to have helped the Titanic. It's also a fictionalized exploration of what the Californian's crew actually saw, thought, and believed of the happenings that night and tries to explain why they didn't respond. It's interesting but also a little repetitive and it drags in places. Between a pick and a so-so.

MrBook Great review! 4w
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Uprooted | Naomi Novik
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This is the fourth year in a row that I have "assigned" myself these books for my October reading and so far I have failed to follow through. October is only halfway over so maybe I'll get to one or two of these yet. ???

ShyBookOwl 2 of those are my favourite books! Uprooted and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. I haven't read the Graveyard Book but want to. Did u get to any?? 1w
bookandbedandtea @ShyBookOwl No! 😭 Well, I got a few chapters in to The Graveyard Book before life took my reading time away. Will do my best to pick it back up this week. I'm really looking forward to Uprooted as well. 1w
ShyBookOwl @bookandbedandtea aww. Well hopefully you find the time to get your reading life back! Good luck 1w
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The beginning of a book, the end of the Bronco game (an actual win! 😲), and a warm blankie...I love Sunday afternoon.

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Puffin Classics Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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I've been in a slump ever since reading The Spriing Girls a couple weeks ago so I decided to dip into the original. I still love spending time with Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy.

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Pickpick

I finally picked up my copy of this gorgeous book and I've returned to it over and over today to swoon over the stunning artwork. Jim Kay's wonderful illustrations have taken me back to the wonder I felt when read these books for the first time. 💜💚🧡💙❤

Susannah It‘s gorgeous! I can‘t wait to get it. 1mo
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A B See | Elizabeth Doyle
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My grandbaby and I can spend hours looking at the beautiful illustrations in this book.

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How to Catch a Monster | Adam Wallace
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I had to read this five times before our little monster went to bed.😄 Luckily it's a very cute story. 😈🕴

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It seems inconceivable (🤣 I crack myself up!)- given how much I love this movie- but I just cannot get into this book. I guess memoirs are officially not a genre I enjoy and I just have to stop trying. Back this goes to the library.

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Wonderful Wednesdays | Eddie Robertson, Sylvia Robertson
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1- Do you see the face in the rock?
2- If I'm lucky enough that it rains on the weekend I read!
3- Alone time while my husband, son, and grandbaby hopefully go camping! 🤞
4- If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged!
#wondrouswednesday @eggs

Eggs I do see it!!! Have fun with your self and your solitude!! (edited) 1mo
LaurenELovesToRead I see the face in the bottom left!!! 😱 1mo
bookandbedandtea @LaurenELovesToRead It reminded me of Grandmother Willow. Maybe he's Grandfather Granite. 😉 1mo
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I've just started this and already Veronica and Stoker strongly remind me of Amelia Peabody and her Dear Emerson. Am I off base or do others see that too?

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Panpan

I wish I'd bailed on this. As a retelling I think this was bad. While the girls have the same names their characters and actions are so different that I couldn't see any of the original in this. I started to enjoy it as a story of it's own but it was so bleak and depressing that it was a struggle. Finally it just.. stopped.Everyone's storylines and concerns laid out but left completely up in the air. I was quite disappointed.

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Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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I found this beauty at Costco and couldn't resist. They also had The Secret Garden (which I came thisclose to getting), Jane Eyre, and Alice in Wonderland. I'll probably be going back for more. 😁

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#CurrentRead and admiring my roses that are STILL blooming at the end of September! Guess a late heat wave is good for something.

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A creepy house and even creepier housekeeper generally make for a good story and I enjoyed uncovering the secrets in this.(Although I figured out most of them and I never do that!) 👍👍

lost.in.a.book My current read and I am loving it so far 😀 2mo
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I'm having to read this book in the browser because I keep getting this notification when I try to open it in the kindle app. I *am* connected to the internet and I have tried restarting my phone (the totality of my technical trouble shooting knowledge 🤪). I've used Overdrive and opened the book in kindle many times previously so I'm frustrated.
Does any one have any tips?

Aimeesue Maybe delete Overdrive and redownload the app. Or it could be the library that's having connectivity issues. 2mo
bookandbedandtea @Aimeesue Thanks for the suggestion! It didn't work- so I'm going to assume the library is having issues 🤷‍♀️- but I appreciate your help. 😊 2mo
Aimeesue @bookandbedandtea Good luck! Tech issues are so aggravating! Hope it resolves soon. 2mo
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This was sweet and sad and charming and touching and funny and satisfying. I'd love to visit St Michael's Mont but no way would I want to live there! Also I've been craving bread like crazy. 🍞🥐🥖🥨🍔😭
Two thumbs up.

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Starting this tonight.

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So much truth!
📷 audible

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City of Thieves: A Novel | David Benioff
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 7
I tag everyone! If you want to play, please do!

Buechersuechtling Definitely a book to remember. 2d
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Billypar Nice! I have a different cover for this that I was considering posting for one of mine. 2mo
bookandbedandtea @Billypar It's really fun to see all the different covers that are out there. 😊 2mo
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"A loomery of puffins" That's the most adorable thing I've heard this week. ?

Texreader Same! 2mo
Megabooks Totally!! 2mo
Liatrek Love this book ❤️ 2mo
bookandbedandtea @Liatrek I'm really enjoying it so far. 2mo
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On the one hand, her account of her childhood is extremely interesting- especially as it's soooo different from mine- if occasionally disturbing. On the other hand, as soon as I stop listening to it I lose a lot of my interest. I had the same problem with Educated and a few other memoirs. I'm starting to think this genre just doesn't do it for me
Has anyone else read this? What did you think of it?
Trigger warnings for abuse & sexual assault. ⬇️

bookandbedandtea The sexual abuse was by an older kid not by a family member. 2mo
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1- Four. But three of those were 1 day stops on a cruise long ago.
2- Mountains!
3- Italy. Positano is my first choice but pretty much anywhere in that country would be fine with me.
4- So many but I'm partial to books set in Colorado because I don't encounter them very often and it's interesting to read about my own backyard.
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

Eggs Viva la Colorado👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
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Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker
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Pickpick

This was entirely creepy and atmospheric and intriguing and just a little bit depressing.

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Emma | Jane Austin
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#7covers7days #covercrush Day 4
Again, anyone who hasn't been tagged and wants to join please do!

julesG 😍 2mo
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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Dracul | Dacre Stoker
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Reading a creepy book while hoping for a Broncos win.
🧛‍♂️🏈📖

AmyG 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻 2mo
bookandbedandtea @AmyG 😩😫😭😤 At least the book is good so far! 2mo
AmyG Ha. What a loss. 😞 2mo
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