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kyraleseberg

kyraleseberg

Joined October 2016

www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com | Avid reader/reviewer. Accidental homesteader. Lover of pasta & rock 'n roll. Goodreads: kyraleseberg
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Sidle Creek by Jolene McIlwain
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Walking | Henry Thoreau
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A peaceful evening walk for Father's Day 🏞️🤍

Tamra Lovely 😌 3d
Deblovestoread Gorgeous photo! 3d
NatalieR At first glance I thought your picture was a painting 🖼️ 😅 Beautiful! 😍 3d
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A Mother's Day gift that I'm putting to use this weekend 🩷

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My daughter and I are buddy reading Little Women 📚❤️
I'm so excited to hear her thoughts on one of my favorites 🤗

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Quotable Quotes for Quoters | Aubrey Dillon-Malone
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I visited my local indie today and left with these gems 💃🏼📚♥️
It was obviously love at first sight with the cover of the tagged and then the first page had me absolutely hooked!

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So excited for this re-read before the long anticipated book two 🤗

ElizaMarie When does book 2 come out? 2w
kyraleseberg @ElizaMarie It's already out! 🙌 2w
TracyReadsBooks The second book is every bit as good as the first! I really enjoyed it. 2w
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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle | Barbara Kingsolver, Camille Kingsolver, Steven L. Hopp
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First ripe tomato of the season 🍅♥️

mcctrish AMAZING! I would be having toast with tomatoes 🍅 ❤️ 2w
Chelsea.Poole What a lovely sight 😍🍅 2w
WorldsOkayestStepMom Hi! I like your tattoo. Enjoy that tomato! 2w
Texreader Yay!!! 2w
Cupcake12 They always taste better than shop brought 2w
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All Fours | Miranda July
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I just didn't get it. This was ... boring, to be honest. It was supposed to say something honest about middle aged women (🙋🏼‍♀️) and it let me down.
Just my two cents.

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A peek in the hive 🐝🍯

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A bit late on this ARC but diving right in this evening!

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End of Story | A. J. Finn
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A slow burn that held my attention the entire time, even if the main twist was glaringly obvious! The mystery and the house were both well planned and I enjoyed the dialogue and quotes, which seemed to annoy a lot of other readers based on reviews.

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End of Story | A. J. Finn
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The Goodreads reviews have not been kind to this book but I have to say I'm really enjoying it so far!

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Hum | Helen Phillips
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Ahhhhh, I won a Goodreads giveaway! 🎉
It doesn't happen often, it's sooooo exciting when it does!

Aims42 Congrats 🎉🎉🎉🎉 3w
Texreader Yay!! 3w
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All Fours | Miranda July
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This is one of those weird-lit books that says shocking and edgy things. The kind that makes me roll my eyes but like a train wreck, I can't look away.
What is even happening? 🧐🤷🏼‍♀️

Hooked_on_books Well that‘s interesting! Sounds like it‘ll be a fun one to discuss for #campLitsy24! 3w
Megabooks Sounds like a good camp book @hooked_on_books ! 3w
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Picked up a couple new books this weekend! My daughter and I will love playing Murdle together in the mornings (I first heard about it here on Litsy!) and One in a Millennial was an impulse purchase because it sounds right up my alley!

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Sidle Creek | Jolene McIlwain
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Two of my Christmas presents! I've been excited for both of these books and already have a wishlist planned for a Barnes & Noble gift card I received 😉

Julsmarshall Barnes and Noble has all hardbacks 33% off for 2 more days in their stores. Just sharing in case you didn‘t know 😀 6mo
kyraleseberg @Julsmarshall I didn't know - thank you so much for sharing!! 6mo
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I hope everyone is warm, safe, and cozy for the holiday season! 💕

AnnR Happy Holidays! 🎄☃️ 6mo
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James McBride may just be my favorite living author. He creates entire communities for readers to walk through with fully realized characters that are, more often than not, unforgettable.
This line really hit me hard, for many reasons!

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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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A rainy Sunday means I checked out way too many books at the library 😆

intothehallofbooks Ooh! A Very Chinese Cookbook is on my wishlist! I love Hunger Pangs so much! 6mo
kyraleseberg @intothehallofbooks I have only skimmed through so far but added several bookmarks already! The recipe directions look clear and simple and ingredients I've read include lots of pantry staples. 6mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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TheBookHippie 🤣👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 6mo
Leftcoastzen 😂👏Love it! 6mo
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Christmas Stories | Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The Hemingway Collection | Ernest Hemingway
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Two weeks at the new job and now I have a week off for Thanksgiving. I'm trying to read and unwind but mentally I'm all over the place after just beginning a new routine!

LiteraryinLawrence Hope you can settle into a nice break! I totally hear that it‘s hard when you‘ve just started a job, though. 7mo
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Diving into week two at my new job!
Kindergarten has already had 3 birthdays, 2 lost teeth, 1 random projectile vomit, and my desk already has a pretty sweet rock collection thanks to the kids who smuggle them in after recess 😆

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Kindergarten Rocks! | Katie Davis
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I passed the GACE parapro exam on Friday and I'll begin as a Kindergarten para tomorrow morning 👩‍🏫🏫
This is a photo of me reading with my Kindergarten teacher. By a twist of fate, I'll be the para in her daughter-in-law's classroom!
This teacher meant so much to me for many reasons, including her encouragement and nurturing of my early reading skills! I hope that I can leave a positive impression on the students I encounter ❤️

Jas16 Congratulations! 7mo
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
LiteraryinLawrence You‘re going to do great! 7mo
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kyraleseberg @Jas16 Thank you!! 7mo
kyraleseberg @Suet624 🤗❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
kyraleseberg @LiteraryinLawrence Thank you so much! 🤗 7mo
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Country bacon and collard green egg rolls, as well as a sesame sammie spread/veggie dip are just two of the recipes I'll definitely try from this cookbook!

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🎉🎉🎉🥳

julesG Congratulations! 8mo
kyraleseberg @julesG Thank you!! 8mo
Jas16 🙌🏽 8mo
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The Dead Romantics | Ashley Poston
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Not my usual read but I LOVE IT so far!

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Another fantastic crime fiction novel from S.A. Cosby! Incredible writing as always, fantastic plot, strong character building, kept me guessing until the end!
I stayed up wait too late last night and had to make myself go to bed and finish this morning.
I was on a roll today. After I finished this, I devoured Britney's book in three sittings, and managed to finish my ARC of Hitchcock's Blondes.

DavidDiamond How was Hitchcock's Blondes?? He's one of my favorite directors but clearly not a good person. 7mo
kyraleseberg @DavidDiamond It was just an okay read for me. It was more of a mini biography of each leading lady when I really wanted more focus on their time/dynamic with Hitchcock; it does give information on his bizarre behavior. 7mo
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One of my new magnetic bookmarks from Furever Booked (found on IG - fureverbooked). I grabbed a few spooky ones for myself and a few Taylor Swift bookmarks for my 10 year old 😁

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Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
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Practical Magic on the TV, several jars of apple butter in the canner, and snacking on these skull pizza pockets!

Scochrane26 Those look like a lot of fun & yummy! 8mo
kyraleseberg @Scochrane26 Gooey/cheesy - very yummy! 😋 8mo
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Not a traditional s'mores - possibly better 🙌
A little evening snack before I finish the tagged book! This has been a fun start to a new mystery series. The characters and their banter feel authentic and I like the ridiculous aspect of a former crime-solving child detective.

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Moxie | Jennifer Mathieu
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My local indie, The Book Tavern, had an art show titled Book on a Box in September. Artists could create any type of art as long as it fit on a 12x12 box about the book of their choice!
My daughter and I created a '90s zine piece inspired by the tagged book. We were honored to have ours hanging with so many wonderful works. I brought it home last week along with some new books, of course 😉

TheKidUpstairs What a great event idea! Love it 8mo
kyraleseberg @TheKidUpstairs We look forward to it every year and honored we could participate this year! (edited) 8mo
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Home from our annual trip to Asheville and as usual I've returned with a huge book haul, including the tagged!

RaeLovesToRead Lovely pic! 🥰 8mo
kyraleseberg @RaeLovesToRead Thanks! It's stunning this time of year! 8mo
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Not my usual choice but this is a fantastic atmospheric gothic retelling of the Grimm fairy tale The Twelve Dancing Princesses.

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Finally starting this #NetGalley #ARC
Stradal's previous two novels were quirky, endearing, and compulsively readable - I'm so ready to dive in to this one!

jlhammar Yay! So excited for this! 1y
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I've had this on hold at the library since the release and have managed to avoid spoilers - but the overall ratings/general sentiment have me concerned. I'm about half way through and honestly it's compulsively readable with the short chapters and alternating timeline... but I have a feeling the ending will ruin it 🤣 (yet I don't even have a guess at what it will be!!)

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Started the tagged ARC yesterday and am completely invested in the story already!

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My daughter and I chose THE GIVER for our mama+daughter book club this month. The copy on the right is my very first copy from elementary school that I ordered through the Scholastic book club mailers they sent home from school 💕

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A House With Good Bones | T. Kingfisher
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Beautiful wisteria before the terrible weather claimed it all over the weekend! It's an invasive nuisance but still so lovely 😍
I had to take a break from the tagged ARC, I just can't get into this one (which is a big bummer since I've enjoyed others by this author).

ShyBookOwl Awww. I love her horror stuff 1y
kyraleseberg @ShyBookOwl So do I! This one is just meandering through mundane day to day with the occasional ladybug infestation? And a vulture hanging out on a mailbox? It's giving major Charlaine Harris vibes and that's super frustrating to me. 1y
ShyBookOwl @kyraleseberg UGH that's disappointing 1y
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Nine Liars | Maureen Johnson
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So close to planting!! 🌱🍅🥰
Breezing through the tagged book though I'm getting a bit confused with alllllllll these characters to keep track of!

Tamra Oh my gosh, so green! 1y
kyraleseberg @Tamra They're loving the greenhouse & the compost soil this year!! 🤗 1y
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My annual re-read of the tagged book is almost over! It reminds me of all the things that I love about the growing season. This photo is from the greenhouse in February and I can't believe how much our plants have grown since then!!

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A House With Good Bones | T. Kingfisher
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Working on my spring menu this week and created a banana bread/blondie/banana pudding mash up and topped it with a vanilla wafer!
Started the tagged ARC last night and I'm enjoying the unexpected humor.

TheBookHippie Those look amazing. 1y
Cinfhen OMG!! Those look and sound AMAZING 1y
Reggie I feel like I‘ve gained weight just by seeing these posts. Lol 1y
kyraleseberg @Reggie 😆 All in moderation 😉 1y
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Collard melts for supper, recipe courtesy of Mason Hereford of Turkey and the Wolf! Mason has an incredible sense of humor and makes amazing dishes with some very simple ingredients most chefs would turn up their noses at.
Fun fact: I pre-ordered a signed copy and the first print was on a cargo ship that sank 😲 so they had to reprint the entire run!
Definitely stopping at his restaurant if I ever make it to Louisiana 🤗

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Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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I have some photographs in a local gallery for a GRL PWR exhibition to celebrate women's history month. I was excited to have my daughter attend the opening with me, especially since she's my greatest source of inspiration 💖

TrishB Very cool 👍🏻 1y
AmyG How lovely! 1y
Jas16 That is wonderful! 1y
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Hooked_on_books What a lovely pair you are! 1y
Suet624 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💕💕 1y
Reggie How wonderful! 1y
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Lone Women: A Novel | Victor LaValle
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Started this #NetGalley ARC and had trouble putting it down! This is an auto-buy author for me. LaValle's writing is always brilliant and immersive!

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This is another charming cozy from the author of Dial A For Aunties. Love the humor and the warmth between characters!

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Joan: A Novel of Joan of Arc | Katherine J. Chen
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Latest book haul from my indie 😍
I've read the top 3 and had to have them for my personal library, Effin' Birds is ridiculous and hilarious 😆, and I can't wait to dig in to the rest after I finish a couple ARCs for the month!

AlaMich There are a couple of Effin Birds tshirts that I have my eye on. 😆 1y
jlhammar 💙 Wendell Berry 1y
kyraleseberg @AlaMich Ooh I'm gonna have to check those out 😜 1y
kyraleseberg @jlhammar I've read most of his poetry and nonfiction, very excited to dive into this fictional world finally! 1y
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The Book Tavern | Augusta, Georgia (Bookstore)
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My local indie is amazing so I'll forgive them for banning me from this thrill 😆

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We caught our first swarm of honeybees last weekend and this morning we transferred them to their hive! I took an online beekeeping class at the beginning of the pandemic and I'm excited to finally put what I learned to work! I'm quickly realizing that this is something you truly learn by doing rather than reading 😉
Since the bees are the experts, I'll follow their lead! 👑🐝🍯

AlaMich Wow! How do you catch a swarm of bees? 1y
Suet624 Nice! 1y
kyraleseberg @AlaMich We have a box on a tree about 10 ft off the ground with a few hive frames inside; the box is "baited" with lemongrass oil (the scent attracts honeybees). When warm weather hits, swarms will take off in search of food/split from a larger hive if a new queen hatched. The warm weather we've had in GA recently sent a swarm out earlier than we anticipated! They found the box - and the little honey we left inside ? and decided to stay! 1y
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Alfoster That‘s so cool! Now you need to read Jodi Picoult‘s newest, Mad Honey as the woman is a bee keeper as well! 1y
AlaMich Huh, I had no idea. Thanks! 1y
Reggie This is very cool! 1y
Tamra Exciting! 1y
kyraleseberg @Suet624 @Reggie @Tamra Thank you, it's so exciting!! @Alfoster Thanks for the rec! 1y
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