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dolleygurl
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Somebody is ready for story time!! #myhusbandreadstome #catsenjoystorytimetoo

BookishMarginalia Awwwwwwww! 3y
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dolleygurl
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My husband is reading aloud from the book and we just had a discussion about why can Harry hear what the basilisk is saying and his friends don't even hear hissing? Sure he can understand it because of the parseltongue, but shouldn't others hear a hissing?

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dolleygurl
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I already have an digital copy, but this one showed up at my door this week. Thanks HQN!

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dolleygurl
The Secret Life of Anna Blanc | Jennifer Kincheloe
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A slow month for me (but upcoming vacation should change that). 2 print and 1 audiobook. The Secret Life of Anna Blanc won hands down, that audio was awesome and review is coming soon.

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dolleygurl
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This beauty arrived at my door today! While in general I'm Tudor-ed out, I love that this is about Catherine Howard and will devour this. Thanks Simon & Schuster!

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dolleygurl
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Started this audiobook last night. The narration started out as a struggle for me, it felt computerized, but as the actual book began it has improved some.

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dolleygurl
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New audiobooks for review from Tantor rolled in the last few days!
¤ Iron Kingdom by Christopher Clark
¤ George Washington by John Rhodehamel
¤ Born Survivors by Wendy Holden
¤ Empires of Light by Jill Jonnes
¤ The Devil's Grin by A. Wendeberg

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dolleygurl
Only a Duke Will Do | Tamara Gill
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It's cold outside, everyone is napping, I ran a road race this morning...time to settle down for some much needed reading time (and rest for my legs!)

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dolleygurl
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A classic line!!!

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dolleygurl
The Worthington Wife | Sharon Page
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My January status update: 5 books finished, 1 Audio and 4 Print. The Dear America was sitting half read on my bedside for a year. Favorite book was The Beauty Shop but The Worthington Wife was quite good too as was The Saxon Outlaw‘s Revenge actually.

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dolleygurl
Stalked | Elizabeth Heiter
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This arrived unexpectedly...and traveled all over the place because it went to wrong address after wrong address before I eventually got it. Hope it's worth the trouble!

candc320 It sounds good at least! 3y
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dolleygurl
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Reading a little old school YA today and loved this quote. Sure most book lovers can relate to this at some point in their lives!

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dolleygurl
The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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December summary - 2 audiobooks, 3 print books. The German Girl is my top reads for the month and an excellent audio production. Bring on 2017!

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dolleygurl
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Guys, I picked up this book this afternoon, have read thru the whole thing, and want to make and eat everything in it! The food looks so accessible and amazing and I love the personality she puts into the commentary in the book. Awesome!

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dolleygurl
Congress of Secrets | Stephanie Burgis
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This just showed up at my door unexpectedly. Beautiful cover! Thanks Prometheus Books.

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dolleygurl
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Starting to listen to something very different from what I have been. I love S.C. Gwynne.

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dolleygurl
Amy Snow: A Novel | Tracy Rees
Mehso-so

The beginning dragged, the middle was somewhat better, but then I just wanted to be done with it. That about sums up my experience with Amy Snow. it was relatively boring and the revelation that you are heading toward the whole time is no surprise at all to either the reader or the heroine.

candc320 Ugh, there's not much worse when reading then just wanting a book to be over! 3y
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dolleygurl
Amy Snow: A Novel | Tracy Rees
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Trying to get back into this one, but I'm struggling with everything!

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Amy Snow: A Novel | Tracy Rees

"In this story there are 3 very important beds."

Not a sentence I would expect in any novel but Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

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dolleygurl
The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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This novel of a Jewish family's flight from Germany during the early days of WWII was told through a dual narrative that began in the 1930s and proceeded to the present but also from 2014 from the perspective of a young relative. I don't think the 2014 storyline was necessary, and I actually wasn't interested in Anna's story at all. Overall though this was excellently done!

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dolleygurl
Amy Snow: A Novel | Tracy Rees
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My listening choices today - finished up the audio of The German Girl (excellent novel) and starting Amy Snow again.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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A little late, but still worth the mention. 5 books finished in November: 2 audio, 3 print. Behind Closed Doors wins the month with the creepy, twisted story that kept me riveted. To Capture What We Cannot Keep was ultimately my dissappointment.

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dolleygurl
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On the first day we have snow what else to do but read Harry Potter in front of a fire with hot chocolate featuring a little something extra!!

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The German Girl: A Novel | Armando Lucas Correa
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"I was almost twelve years old when I decided to kill my parents" Chapter 1 - Armando Lucas Correa

That is one hell of a first sentence!

alejguts My post, just now, almost identical! 3y
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dolleygurl
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On my day off I'm catching up on my audio book, making ham bone broth for my dad's split pea soup, and finishing the last of the unpacking.

candc320 Split pea soup is my FAVORITE!! 3y
dolleygurl @candc320 I had never made or eaten it before but it came out really good! 3y
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dolleygurl
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This was me during my husband's reading of the scene where Ron receives his howler! lol. He so enjoys reenacting these scenes.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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This is getting intensely creepy!

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Song of War | Kate Quinn, Libbie Hawker, Christian Cameron
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October reading summary: 4 books completed, 2 audio and 2 print. While I enjoyed the twisted nature of The Girl on the Train, A Song of War wins for the best read of the month. The Light Between Oceans was disappointing for me.

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Rules for a Rogue | Christy Carlyle
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And I sit here struggling to remember what adverbs are! lol.

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dolleygurl
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Getting a little witchy on this Halloween night with a little more reading from Harry Potter. #readingaloud

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dolleygurl
The Light Between Oceans | M. L. Stedman
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed the first half of the book taking place on the island with the lighthouse, but I lost interest once it came back to the mainland and it dragged on. The audio narration was excellent even if the story was just so-so.

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dolleygurl
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I've still got over 4 hours to go on this. Excellent narration and the story is pretty good but soooo slow.

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Behind Closed Doors | B. A. Paris
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Just added this to my asap audio wish list. I've had it highly recommended to me by a friend! Also it is on a list of books similar to Girl on the Train. Can't wait for my next credits in 10 days...

BethFishReads It was a good audio. You'll like it 3y
dolleygurl @BethFishReads Yay! I'm glad to hear that! 3y
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dolleygurl
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Went and saw the movie yesterday, it was OK. Followed the plot of the book pretty faithfully, with omissions of course, but the energy and emotion felt wrong. I missed the frantic feel from Rachel as she tries to figure out what happened and the alcohol haze she lives in.

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dolleygurl
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This was quite the fast-paced, twisty, thrill ride. All of these characters are very flawed and refreshing. The audio narration was excellently produced. Highly recommended. Now to keep from spoiling it for my husband! #frompagetoscreen

candc320 Glad it was so good! I'm curious to see if they make any big changes from book to movie. 3y
dolleygurl @candc320 we are going to see it tomorrow so we'll see! 3y
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dolleygurl

Wow, the people in this book all have some messed up lives and so very flawed! Which is sort of refreshing!

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dolleygurl
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My husband wants to see this in theaters so he told me that if I want to read this before the movie I had better get moving! So audiobook marathon it is!

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dolleygurl
Fall of Poppies: Stories of Love and the Great War | Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb, Jennifer Robson, Jessica Brockmole, Kate Kerrigan, Evangeline Holland, Marci Jefferson
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September reads! Finished 4 this month which is saying a lot considering we were moving this week and it was the end of the fiscal year at my job so there wasn't much down time.

Stats: 1 Audio, 1 Read-Along With Husband, 1 For School, 2 For Review.

Fav: Fall of Poppies

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dolleygurl
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That sounds kind of gross...any one had something like this before?

candc320 Ugh, nooo 🤐 3y
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dolleygurl
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"Beneath it all, however, she could still taste the velvet darkness of the coat cupboard and sense the heady charge of the engineer's proximity"

Umm, this makes no sense to me in context or out of it!

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dolleygurl
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Struggled through all my boxes of books still packed from the move to find this gem that I've been dying to read. (Look at those beautiful floors too!)

candc320 Beautiful!! 3y
dolleygurl @candc320 then I promptly fell asleep like 15 minutes later while my husband was reading aloud...oops! 3y
candc320 A haha!!!! All that moving is knocking you out! 3y
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dolleygurl
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I don't typically read contemporary romance novels but I LOVED this book. Yes there was a romance, and it was a significant element of the overall story, but it was so much more than that. I appreciated the non-linear storyline which allowed you to learn things at the most emotional moments. And the setting of Antarctica came to vivid life. #mustread

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dolleygurl
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That moment...when you realize that an author you have been dying to know what they are coming out with next...has a new book...out today!!!

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dolleygurl
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Is jam in tea actually a thing?

candc320 Ha ha...this is a new one for me! 3y
dolleygurl @candc320 I saw it and thought "oh like on a pastry", then the next sentence said it went in the tea and I was like "??!!??" 3y
[DELETED] 2111265813 I think it is a cultural thing. It was mentioned in Salt to the Sea, 3y
dolleygurl @SecondRunReviews thanks! It was certainly something I hadn't run across before. 3y
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dolleygurl
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Long day of working at the new house, kicking back to relax with this historical mystery. Have you read anything from Frances McNamara yet?

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dolleygurl
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My husband and I decided to re-read this series as adults and out loud to each other. This was an awesome experience as this was our first time re-reading it since seeing the movies and it was fun to pick up on things we missed the first time around. Like my blindness to the fact Harry is trying to catch a snitch on the cover...

candc320 That's awesome!! 3y
dolleygurl @candc320 I'm desperately waiting to be able to move bookshelves next weekend and get the book boxes back over here so we can unpack book 2. My husband really likes reading them out loud and making voices. 3y
candc320 @dolleygurl love it!!! 3y
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