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hummingbird1945

Joined October 2016

Author- reading when she's not writing or on Netflix.
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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter
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So many space gaps it's hard to keep track
The child, Felicia is written so unrealistically as she gets older, especially her thoughts and mind patterns. I couldn't take it realistically. I usually mindlessly love a WWII story. I love the idea with this one but it became so tangled.
Because it's a true story I give it a ton of credit, however I don't know how an editor let these glaring things slip by them.

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A Mind of Her Own | Paula McLain
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I liked this little original. It was a tiny teaser to dig deeper into Marie Curie elsewhere.
It skims her life quickly with simple enjoyable dialogue.

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We Were the Lucky Ones | Georgia Hunter

Do you ever start a book and just KNOW you're going to cry the whole time?
Yeah...

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This is a quaint, heartfelt book, I think, much like my own storytelling style. Lots of intertwining stories and rich peeks into windows if lives.
This is a good book for travel!

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky | Mark Sullivan
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WOW. I'm so in awe of this story. I was lost in it immediately and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. I finished it in 4 days. This is an absolute must read for any history and intrigue lover. I'll suggest this true story to any and everyone I possibly can. I finished it not 5 minutes ago and I'm still, nearly speechless.
READ THIS BOOK!

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Bob tells you about little snippets of his life in a funny and encompassing way. love does a lot of things, this is one way of keeping it simple.

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Wishful Drinking | Carrie Fisher
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This was an entertaining, quick read. I finish this one in one day. It does make me want to pick up a few of her other Memoir soon just for a rainy day. She picks up speed in the third or fourth chapter though, so give it a chance if you aren't sure about it at first. I didn't enjoy the mostly irrelevant stabs a politicians, for a bit it felt like she was trying to make sure she'd get published (as if this book wouldn't sell itself)

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I think this is a great book. I used audible and I think I may have gotten more from it if I had to read it and been able to see them Italian phrases and maybe a few maps and pictures. The cities tend to run together are the names of officers get a little crowded in my mind. Other than that, this is a book I'd suggest anyone who wants a thorough history of just how big the mission was to save Italy's art during World War II

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Bob does a great job of explaining how we should love the people around us. I love this book and would recommend it to absolutely anyone I come in contact with. In a tough world like this we need a breath of fresh air like this one. Loving everybody always is a New Year's resolution for me. I find myself going back to this book every so often, another mark of an excellent book

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I'm on chapter 3 and I've already cried 2x.

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This is a very raw, pointed book by a woman of many hats. This book takes you on a rollercoaster of every emotion, tapping into your deepest fears and insecurities and helping you deal with them. An excellent nook for a woman looking for answers, direction, motivation, and everything else. Highly recommend.

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If you want a thorough history of India and the fight for Independence and instability through the ages this is for you! For two men who met once when neither had much influence you'd be amazed how much they later influenced and fought each other for years to come. The final thoughts are incredible. Highly recommend if you need and want every detail imaginable about historical figures -like myself!

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677 pages in 😫😭❤❤❤

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Many people have gone to church looking for God and have been met with the rules and regulations of religion. After encountering some of the Christians who "talk the talk" but who do not "walk the walk," they left without encountering God. Instead of drawing them in, many people's experience with churches and Christians has driven them away.

Has this happened to you?

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"To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever."

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I just have to say, I read these when they first came out and I was hooked. I'd never been soon sucked into a book before. I was floored. I read them while I brushed my teeth. I read them while I was at a stoplight, read them at the dinner table , read them until I was cross eyed in the wee hours of the morning. I can't recommend these enough. If you have a kid who doesn't like reading this is what I'll do them in. I promise.

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"Forgiveness forges a new context, one in which someone can more easily change. "

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"Treating someone with compassion and forgiveness is much more likely to elicit a healed response. People are less likely to be defensive, and more likely to be open to correction."

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This is, hands down, my absolute favorite book in the series. It has been since I first read it 15 years ago. The book on tape dramatization was top notch as well. This book takes place during the 4 great kings and Queens reign. (Before they stumble back through the wardrobe and become children again) It felt like CS Lewis wrote fanfiction for himself and loved it so much he published it. Every writers dream right?

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Tbh. This is my all time favorite books. Morris went out with a bang. Thank you Gilbert.

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Ugh. If you want snowy Paris WWI romance THIS IS FOR YOU.

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Honestly I'm in love with this story.

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Honestly, this book had such a delightful irony I loved it more than I thought I would.
#TheHouseOfWinslow

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More from the corners or history you didn't know you wanted to read.
#TheHouseOfWinslow

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The book you didn't know you wanted to read. For women who want to read about empowerment during the Revolutionary War.

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The 3rd in the House of Winslow Series.
This is a take on history we often forget about in America.
An excellent read for someone just looking for a little known historical crevice in American history.
#TheHouseOfWinslow #TheIndenturedHeart

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The Honorable Imposter | Gilbert Morris
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This was my first introduction to Gilbert Morris and his books. I fell in love.
This is an excellent pick for someone who loves a good clean romance, with great historical accuracy.

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"Until your knees finally hit the floor, you're just playing at life, and on some level you're scared because you know you're just playing. The moment of surrender is not when life is over. It's when it begins."
#AReturnToLove

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Ok, it felt a little slow for a bit but the last half was definitely a page-turner! Loved the ending enough to review it!

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"One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, go places, and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around."

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Classic Janet Evanovich. I read this out of order but still enjoy it. My friend calls these "popcorn books" books to enjoy that are easy and fast between other deep books. I agree. That's not a put-down, Janet. It's one of those reads that gives your mind a break and still takes you on a trip to the classic streets of Trenton, NJ and the local badass, Stephanie we all want to love anyways.

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Loved the color, candidness, and twist. You go girl.
#Romance #Love #Couples #MovieSoon #Risktakers

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HAHAHAHA Thanks, Janet. Needed that tonight.
#GirlPower #GiveMeMore #ToughChicks

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"Sometimes there's a fine line between a cowardly act and a brilliant decision..."
#classline #MurderMysteries #StephaniePlum

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"You are what you think about all day long " -Dr Robert Schuller

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"She has climbed to the peaks above storm and cloud
she has found the light of son and of God,
I cannot say, I will not say
That she is dead.
She is merely flown away "
-James Whitcomb Riley
????? Here come the waterworks. Thanks, Fannie.
#readerproblems #Helpawriterout #HappyOctober

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IDK IF THIS IS A SPOILER OR NOT BUT I HOPE IT IS.
if I was the author I definitely would have gone this direction. Oh my goodness. 0.0
#writerproblems #FannieFlagg #HappyOctober #Tryingtofinishthistonight #pleasebeaspoiler

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best chapter yet!!
Ginger Rogers, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Edger Bergen, and Charlie McCarthy all in two pages!! 😍😍🕶👑💣🎤🎧🎥🎬📽🎭🎞🎃 #HappyOctober #FannieFlagg

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Halfway through and really enjoying it! The title is a little misleading however.
#GodBlessTheClearanceRack

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The Choice | Nicholas Sparks
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I will say this, it was good on its own. I don't think l'd read it again, however. The final 30 pages were tear jerkers but had a satisfying end. If you watched the movie, well- their chemistry didn't come off as well in the book, as it seemed to in the movie. and the books leaves a bit more to be desired. But hey, that's just my opinion.
disclaimer: I did commit the egregious sin of indulging in the movie before reading the book.

ballina I already saw the movie, do you think I should read the book? ty :) 3y
hummingbird1945 @BALLINA it didn't feel worth it to me. So I'd say, if you want a quick read to fill time it's a good choice. The end is as touching. But don't do it of you fell in love with their banter and snark and chemistry in the movie. That was the whole reason I picked up the book, but it was nowhere to be found. I liked Gabby's strength and passion in the movie but that was also not in the book. :/ 3y
ballina Oh, well I'm not going to buy it. That was my favorite part! Thank you sooo much :) 3y
hummingbird1945 @BALLINA no probelm! I'm glad I only paid 50 cents for it at a garage sale. So glad I could help! :) 3y
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The Choice | Nicholas Sparks

289 pages in.
I think I'm going to commit the cardinal sin, and say, the movie was better.
update: 10/8/16
Finished the book.

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Say to This Mountain | Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene

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A Thousand Shall Fall | Bodie Thoene
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Still reading

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