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Joined February 2017

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My Theodosia | Anya Seton
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Mehso-so

This book is so-so. It‘s well written, and I definitely learned a lot about Aaron and Theodosia Burr, but the book is also super racist, so consider yourself warned if that‘s a trigger for you.

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Not sure I really want to be a full-time speaker, but as someone who does want to do some more professional speaking and training, I definitely got a lot out of this book. There‘s also a fair amount of information that can be applied to just about any entrepreneurial endeavor.

Just be aware that the book was published a decade ago, so a few things are out of date.

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Parable of the Talents | Octavia E. Butler
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I thought it was interesting that this book was told from multiple perspectives, which gives the reader a chance to see Lauren as a complicated human being instead of some sort of all-knowing prophet.

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Not sure how I feel about the ending, but this book is so good and so well written that I love it anyway.

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The Cerulean Queen | Sarah Kozloff
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I loved this series so much! I‘m sad it‘s over, but it was a very satisfying ending.

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This book is so good and I learned so much. Everyone should read it!

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How Google Works | Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg
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I actually got this book from the library because I thought it was about SEO, and since I‘m trying to provide more SEO services this year, I thought it would be a good book for me to read.

Turns out it‘s not at all about SEO, but about how Google was founded and run as a company. Since the book is almost a decade old, I‘m not sure how much of it still applies, but I was surprised at how funny and engaging the writing was. I‘m so glad I read it!

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Well, I certainly wasn‘t expecting a book written in the 1930s to talk about the “vibrational energy” of money, but since I‘ve been reading a lot about that lately, I was open to the concept. I don‘t agree with everything in this book, but I did get some good takeaways.

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You Better Be Lightning | Andrea Gibson
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I always say I don‘t like poetry, but then when I read it I really enjoy it, so I should probably stop saying that. The poems in this collection are so good and so beautiful I was sad to have finished the book. I got a copy from the library, but I‘m seriously considering buying a copy for my own collection.

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This book is ridiculous and way too long, but I still had a lot of fun reading it.

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This book is definitely not for everyone, but I got a lot out of it. It definitely alerted me to some conflicting thoughts and feelings I have around money, and you‘d better believe I‘m going to use her exercises to overcome them all. 💰

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I learned so much from this book and enjoyed listening to it so much! The narrator does a fantastic job, so I highly recommend the audiobook.

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Cackle | Rachel Harrison
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Not quite what I was expecting from this book, but I really enjoyed it. I was expecting more magic, but it took a while to get magical, and even when it got there, the focus was less on the magic and more on the dangers of defining yourself by your relationships. I can‘t argue with that message, especially when the writing is so good and so much fun!

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A Broken Queen | Sarah Kozloff
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I loved this book so much and I can‘t wait to read the exciting finale!

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If he says, “Leverage, leverage” one more time, I‘m going to throw this book out the window.

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I had so much fun reading this book. Issa Rae is so smart and funny, and I‘m sure I‘ll be using her ABG guides for dealing with difficult people in the future. I‘m not black, but I am an introvert and frequently awkward, so a lot of her rules still apply.

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His name is seriously Jonnie Goodboy? 🤣

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I caught one contradiction in this book, but for the most part, I agree with everything in it. Even professional marketers such as myself can use it to brush up on our knowledge every now and then.

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Anxious People: A Novel | Fredrik Backman
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A lovely way to end the year.

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Women Talking: A Novel | Miriam Toews
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Not sure how I feel about a book called “Women Talking” being narrated by a man, but overall I still found this book to be pretty powerful and I‘m glad I read it.

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I had no idea when I picked up this book that the titular murder involves a supposedly empty gun going off on the set of a movie. It‘s creepy when books from years ago are so pertinent to today‘s news.

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The Last Unicorn | Peter S Beagle, Peter B Gillis
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I don‘t think this one quite lived up to the hype for me, but I enjoyed it. I probably would have enjoyed it more if I had read it as a kid, but better late than never, right?

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Fuzzy Nation | John Scalzi
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This book is so much fun! If you like Scalzi‘s other stuff, I highly recommend adding this one to your list.

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Peach Cobbler Murder | Joanne Fluke
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As a lover of Regency-era romances, I‘m insulted that the author clearly thinks very little of my intelligence. It‘s not like she‘s writing any Pulitzer winners. Also, she misattributed a line to Macbeth that‘s actually from Hamlet.

But overall, I enjoyed this one. It‘s not like I come to these books for the mental stimulation.

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Sugar Cookie Murder | Joanne Fluke
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Hannah doesn‘t end up in danger in this one! And it was a closed-door murder mystery, which is probably why it was shorter than the other books in this series.

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Hamnet | Maggie O'Farrell
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I thought O‘Farrell did an excellent job portraying grief and how it affects everyone differently.

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The Queen of Raiders | Sarah Kozloff
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I‘m having so much fun listening to this series. And I‘m glad all the books are out because this one ended on a cliffhanger.

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Apparently my theme for this month is Criminal Women. Unintentional, but I‘m not complaining, especially when I get to learn about a whole gang of women who stole from English shops for almost a century.

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The Spitfire Girls | Soraya M. Lane
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The writing could have been better, and there were a few moments that were not as feminist as the book claimed to be, but overall I enjoyed reading this one. It opened my eyes to a part of history of which I was unaware, and I loved the characters.

The romances could have been done better, but I‘m enough of a sap that I found myself rooting for them anyway.

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The Other Black Girl | Zakiya Dalila Harris
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Loved it!

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A solid gothic horror. A little too slow paced for my taste, but it delivered on its promise, and I always love seeing a woman get revenge on the rich family that wronged her.

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Dune | Frank Herbert
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Finished just in time for the movie!

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Telephone | Percival Everett
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A sad and frustrating book with an unsatisfying ending.

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Telephone | Percival Everett
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Ah, Sundays ☕️📖🌿🌞

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Destiny's Captive | Beverly Jenkins
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I loved this family more and more with each book, and I‘m sad the series is over. I was hoping Max and Alanza would get their own book so I could spend more time with them, but no such luck.

Liatrek Love Beverly books! This series is on my TBR❤️ 7mo
cdreincarnate @Liatrek I highly recommend it. I enjoyed them all, but I think this one was my favorite. 7mo
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Malkiel does lapse into jargon and a fair amount of math from time to time, but overall it‘s a very accessible guide to investing. Definitely glad I finally read this one.

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A Queen in Hiding | Sarah Kozloff
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I‘m so glad @NerdettePodcast recommended this audiobook because I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be listening to the sequels.

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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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It‘s a celebration of fall written by Rainbow Rowell, so of course this book is a pick❤️

britt_brooke Such a cute read! 8mo
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I‘ve only been so-so on the Neil Gaiman books I‘ve read so far, but I really enjoyed this one. It has a nice, tight plot and a healthy dose of magic, and that‘s really all I could ever want in a book.

emz711 It's my favorite! 8mo
bookandbedandtea I love your mug! 8mo
cdreincarnate @bookandbedandtea Thanks! It‘s my favorite ❤️ 8mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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The MC of this book wouldn‘t shut up about tarte tatin, and since it‘s apple season, I decided to try my hand at it.

The flipping stage was definitely a challenge, especially since I decided to go with the traditional pastry crust, but it still held together surprisingly well. And it‘s delicious 😋

Leftcoastzen Beautiful ! 8mo
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For a diary, I was impressed with how engaging this book was. Not only did Anne take fastidious notes on her finances and diet, but reading about her travels, her crushes, and the local gossip was truly engaging.

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This book is so fascinating and the audiobook narrator does a fantastic job. I highly recommend it.

Blueberry After all the postponements her trial is finally going on currently. 8mo
cdreincarnate @Blueberry I know. I wanted to read the book so I could keep up with the trial. 8mo
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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I think I liked it?

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Ah, Saturdays ☕️📖🐶🌞🌿

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Firefly - Big Damn Hero | Nancy Holder, James Lovegrove
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Not the best writing, but not the worst either. It kept me listening and I was glad to hang out with these characters again ❤️

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These books are so fun, and fast paced, and just a delight to read. The fact that Zachary Quinto narrates the audiobooks is just icing on the cake.

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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I can think of worse ways to end a day🍷📖🌅🌲

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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Ah, vacation! 📖☕️🌞🏖

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Ducks, Newburyport | Lucy Ellmann
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My only chance of getting through this doorstop of a book is on vacation. Wish me luck.

suvata Good luck with this one. I tried and tried but I just could not get into it. For some reason it was very confusing to me. 9mo
SamAnne Oh, I‘m so torn on whether I should go down this hole or not. 9mo
cdreincarnate @suvata It definitely takes some getting used to. 9mo
cdreincarnate @SamAnne I think I‘m enjoying it so far? 9mo
SamAnne @cdreincarnate hah! I will contemplate for January. 9mo
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Doomsday Book | Connie Willis
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I loved this book so much! It‘s absolutely apocalyptic 😉