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booklover76

booklover76

Joined September 2016

Bookworm. History geek. Knitter. Reviewer at somanyreads.com.
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A Lot Like Love by Julie James
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Proof of Life by Misty Evans
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Bride Test by Helen Hoang
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Strawberry Hill by Catherine Anderson
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Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan
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Suspect by Fiona Barton
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Slave: My True Story by Damien Lewis, Mende Nazer
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Unsheltered: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver
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Freedom's Light by Colleen Coble
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Hidden Among the Stars by Melanie Dobson
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Cooper's Charm by Lori Foster
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Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison
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Highland Avenger by Hannah Howell
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Naked in Death by J D Robb
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Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin
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Second Chance Girl by Susan Mallery
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Live to Tell by Wendy Corsi Staub
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Year One by Nora Roberts
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Harpoon: Inside the Covert War Against Terrorism's Money Masters by Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, Samuel M. Katz
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Without Merit: A Novel by Colleen Hoover
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Blackout by Marc Elsberg
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Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson
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When you catch a mistake in a book.
Every knitter learns garter stitch first because it's easy. It's just the knit stitch.
Then you learn stockinette because that involves purling.

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Rachel Maddow is a master at researching. I love watching how she connects things on her show and this book is no different. Definitely a must read for political junkies.

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The idea that fast food workers aren't real.
Yes we are real! We have feelings and deserved to be treated with respect and kindness. You have no idea why a person is working where they are. I guarantee the jerks wouldn't tolerate being demeaned, get stuff thrown at them, be yelled at, or get spit on at their job.

ravenlee I wish that there were mandatory conscription - like some countries have mandatory military service? - but everyone was required to work for at least one full year in food service or retail. It might make people a little more understanding. 2mo
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This!!! You can't be a caring person in fast food. What made me a good manager in that I cared for my employees, ate me up on the inside. I couldn't sleep thinking about what was going wrong at the store at that moment. I would get sick in the morning thinking about how short staffed I was for that day and how this would affect everyone. I couldn't read anything right before I quit because my brain wouldn't stop thinking about work.

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Emily just had food thrown at her. Reading this section on McDonald's has my heart pounding remembering the last 6 months at Wendy's. I was cussed at daily, had food thrown at me, and was spit at. God. I am so glad I walked away. That job was slowly turning me into an angry unrecognizable person.

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This book is already striking a chord with me and I am less than 10 pages in. I have worked service jobs pretty much my entire life and even though I am a manager I still see and have experienced what is going on. 8 years of working in fast food means I can handle almost anything

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Proof of Life | Misty Evans
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1. A Song of Ice and Fire. It's a huge book to read.
2. Gone with the Wind. Probably read a dozen times
3. According to Goodreads I have a tbr of about 1700 books
4. Siege by Michael Wolff. Meh. Save your money and borrow it from the library

#wonderouswednesday
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Eggs Thanks for playing 🌺 3mo
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I started my new job this week and it is awesome. Hard work and lots to learn but I am so excited. The store I am training in rotates weekends off, which I can't tell you the last time I had a weekend off at my other job. I have a set day off every week. We are closed major holidays so I get Labor Day off plus a comp day since I am salaried & don't technically get holiday pay. ❤❤❤❤

ravenlee I‘m so happy to hear things are going well! I hope it continues in that vein! 3mo
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Cactus (Original) | Sarah Haywood
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Always enjoy learning a new word. Not that I will be using this in my every day vocabulary

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Come Sundown | Nora Roberts

"A good looking man perks the day up"

??

brit91 🤣🤣 True!🤣🤣 4mo
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Rush | Maya Banks

Third book I picked up today and stuck with. The others were by favorite authors but just wasn't hitting my reading mood.

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The Obsession | Nora Roberts

I always said I can't do audio books. Mainly because I became too involved in the story to pay attention to what I am doing (mainly driving). The last #24B4Monday I decided to do an audio book to listen to while I knit. The result is pure enjoyment combining my 2 favorite hobbies. ❤🙂

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Outlander | Diana Gabaldon

I was informed tonight that Aldi carries a wine called Outlander. Yes named for the series is what I was told.
If I drink it will Jamie show up wearing a kilt????

Bklover If he does let us know!!!! 4mo
booklover76 😂😂 4mo
slategreyskies OMG ha! If he does, you‘ll have to let us all know if it‘s true what they say about what men wear under them! 😂 4mo
Feenbraut Ohhhhh I‘d fall under the table!!! 4mo
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Celebrate!: Cookbook | Sheila Lukins

I am over the moon with happiness! I got offered the job with the company I really wanted to work for!!!!!!!!!

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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This book hit on so many high notes I lost count! Acceptance, love, a woman President. I really enjoyed how the relationship developed between Alex and Henry as well.
Enjoying my book hangover

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Red, White & Royal Blue | Casey McQuiston
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I made a huge mistake. I sat down with this book at lunch. Figured I would start it while I ate a sandwich. Needed to run a few errands. Finished lunch and said oh one more chapter. Came up for air at 5:30 when my stomach rumbled (and grocery shopping was on my errand list)
#bookwormproblems

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Listening to a podcast (The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg). Absolutely fascinating to listen to Comey discuss the leadership qualities of W. and Obama vs Trump. He points out that Bush and Obama were both confident men who listened to their advisers and showed humility.

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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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Save your money and check this out from the library. Nothing new here. His only source seems to be Steve Bannon, who gleefully sings like a canary to promote his own scary agenda.

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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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Bannon/Hannity 2020
😱😱🤢🤢

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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts

Spent part of my afternoon knitting and listening to the play away of this book. Check my phone to see alert from CNN about the shooting in El Paso. 🙁🙁🙁💔💔💔

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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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When you spot a research error in a book...
Minimum wage in Illinois is 8.25 an hour. Close but no cigar.

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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer

Hahaha! Now Rahm Emanuel has made an appearance. 😂😂😂😂

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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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I am dying!! W, Uncle Joe and Barack skiing. 😂😂😂

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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Hope Rides Again | Andrew Shaffer
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Time to dive into this jewel.
I have to say I love Uncle Joe but in this election Mayor Pete has my vote.

MelissaSue81 Yay Mayor Pete! Joe is a nice enough guy, but I was actually really concerned with how poorly he did in the debates. He seems perpetually confused.
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booklover76 Yes! Like how he messed up his website the other night. I also don't think he gets that his behavior around women is unacceptable. But if he gets the nomination I will vote for him. I will vote for whoever the democratic nominee is even if it's a tree stump. 4mo
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I have been out of work for 1 1/2 months. My choice. Decided to leave a toxic environment.
Today I had 2 interviews and got 2 job offers.
Tomorrow I have 2 more interviews and I HOPE I get a job offer from a midwestern retailer.
Just happy to be employed again. 😊

Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳👍🏻 4mo
ravenlee Woohoo! Go for the hat trick! Hope your respite has been good. 4mo
booklover76 @ravenlee it has been even if my bank account hasn't agreed 4mo
MelissaSue81 Go you!!!
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Who donates a signed book? I keep mine on a special shelf.
*side note: I once had lunch with Misty Evans and several other writers that a friend had done PA work for. I was too overwhelmed to ask for an autograph. I kept wanting to shout to the restaurant at Starved Rock Lodge "Don't you realize who you are eating lunch with?"

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Princess Charming | Jane Heller
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That was an odd scene to read. Elaine's love interest , Sam, leaves their foreplay session to go put on a condom in the bathroom. This of course give Elaine time to snoop in his room.

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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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Final total for #24B4Monday. Finished one book and got into the double digits so I am happy.

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Andrew65 You should be very happy, that‘s a great time! 👏👏👏🙌😊🎉🎊🥳 4mo
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Princess Charming | Jane Heller
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TheReadingMermaid Woohoo over halfway girl!!!! 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
Andrew65 A great time, well done. 👏👏👏🙌 4mo
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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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Wait. In his last book Wolff said Trump ate cheeseburgers in bed. Is he eating dinner in bed?

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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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Hmmm. That's an odd paragraph. Everything I have read about Meadows and McCarthy says that they are friends. Just a lot of jockeying for position within the GOP since they both want to be the leader.

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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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This made me giggle. Such a vain man.

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Shelter in Place | Nora Roberts
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My GoT inspired shawl (pattern is Find Your Fade). I have made a big boo boo somewhere. Going to have to consult the yarn doctors (knitters in my group with 50+ years of knitting) to see if it can be fixed.
Colors you see from left to right: Poseidon's Wrath (ok not GoT but the sea is very important in the series), Arya, The Hound, and Tormund.
#24B4Monday
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TheReadingMermaid OMG 😍😍😍 I love this so much!!! 4mo
booklover76 Thanks! I have a feeling I am going to have to RIP it out and start over. *sigh* 4mo
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Siege: Trump Under Fire | Michael Wolff
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On to my second book for the weekend
First day total
#24B4Monday
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TheReadingMermaid Wow you're doing excellent! Well on your way to a double-digit total 🤩🤩 4mo
Andrew65 A brilliant first day total. 👏👏👏 4mo
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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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Book 1 completed in #24B4Monday
And I also now have a book hangover. 😊

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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😂😂😂 Omg! This is my local newspaper. The paper can post an article about a concert at the high school and suddenly someone is complaining about Obama and the snowflake Liberals

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Against the Law | Kat Martin
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I thought the rat part was cringe inducing...

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Against the Law | Kat Martin
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The main characters are in a desert and mention hearing a kangaroo rat digging in the sand. So not knowing what one looked like I googled it. The words cute and rat should not be in the same sentence. Just saying.

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Against the Law | Kat Martin
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It's that time again!
I am going to try to finish 3 books (I have no idea which ones but I currently have a HUGE stack checked out from the library).
Also going to attempt an audio book. Usually not a fan but I am in the middle of knitting a GoT inspired shawl so...
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TheReadingMermaid Oooo 😗 I want to see pictures of the shawl when you're done with it 😍😍 4mo
booklover76 Will post one. It just sort of happened. I hadn't thought about it being that way until I picked out the Yarns. All named after GoT characters 4mo
jb72 Glad to have you aboard. I‘m going to be working on library books too. 😸 4mo
Andrew65 Good luck with the Readathon and the shawl! 😊👍 (edited) 4mo
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Stay Alive, My Son | Pin Yathay

Why so I keep picking books with bats in them?? Not only does one attack Thay but he catches it and eats it. 😱🦇🤢

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Night Reigns | Dianne Duvall

I currently have 34 books checked out from my library. I keep wondering what the limit is but so far haven't hit it apparently.
(And apparently my library isn't on Litsy to tag this post. 🙁)

baes Wow. Lol My library is unlimited. 4mo
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Night Reigns | Dianne Duvall
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So I thought Ami was perhaps a fallen angel like it seems Seth is. Nope. She's an alien. Despite the fact that I hate reading science fiction it actually blends in quite nicely with the story line.

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Werewolf in Seattle | Vicki Lewis Thompson
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Why do authors who have Southern characters insist on using y'all as singular???? For the love of sweet tea y'all is plural!!!!!

Avanders Lol some people in some parts of the south seem to use y‘all as singular and all y‘all as plural 😁😆 5mo
booklover76 Maybe but I haven't come across them. We use all y'all to refer to a group of folks in GA. There are different dialects of Southern so it's possible but she isn't the only author I have seen do this. J.R Ward did it in her Bourbon Kings series 5mo
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Entwined | Elisabeth Naughton
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I am not sure how I feel about Zander calling Callia a murderer because he thinks she had an abortion. I get that the characters come from a ultra conservative society but it still makes me feel uncomfortable.

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1. Tagged in post
2. I try to avoid cheetos since a certain person got elected here in the U.S
3. Both. But I see the sunset more.
4. Honestly, I would spend it on my car loan. 1k would just about pay it off.
5. I can't think of a favorite grade in elementary school. I guess I will say 1st since back in the 80s that was when we were taught to read.
#friyayintro
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howjessreads LOL at your answer to number 2. 😂😂😂😂😂 5mo
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Entwined | Elisabeth Naughton
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It's hotter than all get out today in my part of Illinois. Guess I will just have to stay inside, read, and drink water. Darn.

ShyBookOwl Funny, I'm in Ottawa in Canada. It currently feels like 103 here. 5mo
ShyBookOwl Scratch that.. we're up to 107.6. Your Ottawa still has mine beat though lol 5mo
Lovesbooks87 It is gross here too! 108 with the heat index and it is just going to get worse over the next two days! 5mo
booklover76 Last I looked we were up to 105. It's just nasty outside. So humid the air is thick. 5mo
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Entwined | Elisabeth Naughton
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You know writers say they have interesting Goggle search histories. I think readers do as well...

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When is the next #24B4Monday? This weekend or next?

Andrew65 It will be 26 -28th of July, so next weekend. Always last weekend in each month. I‘m going to have to start thinking about the books I‘ll be reading. (edited) 5mo
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