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limada

limada

Joined September 2016

Knowledge is life, knowledge comes from books, therefore books are life! Breathe, write, read -- https://breathewriteread.blogspot.com/
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Oxymoronica by Dr. Mardy Grothe
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Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff
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All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon
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Anne of the Island (Special Collector's) by Lucy Maud Montgomery, L M Montgomery
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3 AM Epiphany by Brian Kiteley
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My Best Stories by Alice Munro
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I love all thos behind the scenes stuff. You'd think it would ruin the magic, but it just makes it more extensive. It still seems magically that they can accomplish what they do. #5-2023

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I love these books. Theyre a great reminder to take life a little less seriously, but make it a little more comfortable. #4-2023

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Spare | Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex
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This just left me feeling sad. I was angry through many of the pages, but in the end, I'm just sad. For Harry. But also for his entire family. He seems like he's still a lost boy, stalled at 12 years old. No one understands him (except Meghan), but he doesn't bother to understand anyone else either. #3-2023

Megabooks Yes, I‘m not very far in but he doesn‘t seem to want to understand anyone else (except Diana). 2w
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The Bridgerton prequels kick off with a bang. Or more appropriately it jumps off. With all the charm of the original series we're living the tales of the previous generation this time, beginning at familiar Aubrey Hall with a determined Billie. #2-2023

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Not even sure what to say about Perry's autobiography. Clearly written by him, you can hear his voice through it all. Even the stuff that's super hard to read. Heartbreaking and uplifting, but maybe a smidge more real than anyone asked for. Could his life BE more dramatic? #1-2023

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Finishing out the year with the last of the official Bridgerton series. Thoroughly enjoyed Gregory's story and then the short story collection that included Violet's story. #94-2022, #95-2022

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While there was an understandably high amount of Real Housewives included in this book, I enjoyed the sentiments of being ourselves and making our own way in the world. Nothing better than being the person you want to be with no apologies. #93-2022

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Fairly trite and not as amusing as I anticipated. Could be seen as offensive in moments. #02-2022

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I had hip dysplasia, though it wasn't discovered until my thirties. I felt the need to support the kids who are like me but who have the opportunity to be "fixed" before it becomes necessary for total hip replacement. This would have been a great resource had it existed. #91-2022

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Archie Double Digest #333 | Archie Superstars
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Got a 3 pack of Archie comics in my stocking so with the enthusiasm afforded them in my youth I read them immediately. #87-2022, #88-2022, #89-2022

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Sounds Like Christmas | Robert Munsch
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Gotta love a Robert Munsch Christmas story. #86-2022

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Our Rainbow Queen | Sali Hughes
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What a l9vely collection of the Queen's most iconic looks and some of the lesser known but still fabulous ones. For a woman who was Queen for over 75 years, she absolutely knew what worked for her as far as style. #85-2022

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It took me a bit longer to get into Gareth and Hyacinth's story than it has in the earlier books in the series, but I very much enjoyed the mystery that unfolded. #84-2022 #bridgerton

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Sharon, Lois and Bram's One Elephant Went Out to Play | Sharon Hampson, Lois Lilienstein, Bram Morrison, Randi Hampson
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This is such a throwback toy childhood. My day was thoroughly made any time a Scholastic book order came in with a Sharon, Lois and Bram record in it. It's still a treat any time I revisit those moments, like this book prompted me to do. #83-2022

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When He Was Wicked | Julia Quinn
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This one tool a long while to get to the point. We knew it was to be Michael and Francesca but man did they delay themselves. It was a worthwhile journey though, especially with the addition of the second epilogue. #82-2022

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The Crime That Binds | Laurie Cass
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The latest installment in the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries is just as amusing as the series had grown to be. Minnie is a little more settled in life, but it doesn't mean she'll stop getting into trouble trying to help right wrongs. #81-2022

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I don't know what I was expecting from this, but being the first memoir of sorts from our Harry Potter kids it didn't disappoint. Felton shares good and bad experiences from his life before, during and after Potter with an honesty that's surprising and leaves us at the end by sharing his vulnerability. Well worth the read. #80-2022

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I knew this book would be entertaining but I wasn't prepared for the emotions it brought up also. The stories may be long-winded but they're also relatable and seemingly heartfelt. I'm not sad to have spent time on this not-memoir at all. #79-2022

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It Starts with Us | Colleen Hoover
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More Atlas. And not a prequel though there is more info about their start. I only read it for the Atlas view. Lily perspective is... dramatic sometimes. I get it. But I still find it less interesting to read when I have to figure out why she's over reacting. This book is way less optionally draining than the first. Just a story with a little drama. Well played Colleen Hoover to get us hooked. #78-2022

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Bridgerton #4. I wasn't as attached to Eloise as I've been to other characters so far so I wasn't sure how much I'd like this one. Plus it started a but slower. Much more melancholy. But it ended on a high and got me all caught up in the story just like the others. #77-2022

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Its ridiculous how much I'm enjoying this series. Quinn is great at characters and the reading is easy so I'm flying through the series. The only question now is whether I'll enjoy the TV series as much as the books. #76-2022

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Bridgerton Book #3. Benedict's story. Gosh these people are stubborn. But it makes sense. And doesn't pull me out of the story. All the characters are engaging and I love the little nods to upcoming and already discovered pieces of the series. #75-2022

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Bridgerton #2 did not disappoint. Anthony is a bit of an idiot and Kate is naive but they got where they needed to go in a satisfying way. #74-2022

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I avoided these books, and the related series for no reason but the hype. They couldn't possibly be that good! But when a fiendish friend found the series available on #bookoutlet (except one) I caved. Without having read a word I owned the entire series. I am now grateful for the bad influence of my friend because I am all in. Simon and Daphne were charming and enchanting. I only hope the rest of the series carries on the same.
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Good Girl, Bad Blood | Holly Jackson
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Read these back to back on vacation. Super excited for the third one (that isnt out until February!!) So that I can finish the series.
This needs to be a three season TV show.
#71-2022, #72-2022

CBee The 3rd one came out last September 😊 4mo
limada Ah, yes. But, as a collector, I need it in Trade Paperback format to match the other two. 😉 4mo
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Checking Out Crime | Laurie Cass
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Book 9 in the Bookmonbile Cat Mystery series has Minnie solving yet another murder (or two) and dealing with the eventual relocating of herself and Eddie to their as yet unfinished new home. Cute story and very well qualifies as a cozy mystery. #70-2022

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Gone with the Whisker | Laurie Cass
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Book 8 in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery series and I'm finally getting to really like the characters. Minnie still does (and says) a lot of ridiculous things but at least Rafe, Ash and Kristen are a bit more logical. #69-2022

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Cute little book of ways to get the most out of even the most mundane activities. #68-2022

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Booking the Crook | Laurie Cass
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Book 7 in the Bookmobile Cat Mystery series was not a disappointment. I'm starting to know the pattern of the stories, but each one is just intriguing enough to keep me interested while not taxing my brain. #67-2022

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You Make Me... | Editors Of Thunder Bay Press
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Super cute, book-shaped "I love you." #66-2022

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Ralph S. Mouse | Beverly Cleary
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Needed a break from emotional reading so I decided to revisit the Ralph Mouse Collection by childhood favorite Beverly Cleary. Never a disappointment. #63, 64 & 65-2022

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It Ends With Us | Colleen Hoover
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Wow. This one is a whirlwind of emotion. I'm never much of a follower when it comes to book trends and hype because I often don't feel the same but this one is definitely deserving. I couldn't put it down. #62-2022

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Wrong Side of the Paw | Laurie Cass
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I liked this book in the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries series more than any of the others so far. Minnie was less blinded by her own brain and things just went along more clearly. The mystery wasn't that difficult to figure out now that I've realized it's really important to pay attention to Eddie. Looking forward to the next installment. #61-2022

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Not as detailed (nor well researched) but with some beautiful live shots of Michael performing, this was a great companion piece to the more extensive biography I read just before. #60-2022

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One of my earliest celebrity "crushes" and a recently reinvigorated interest led me to picking this up. I vividly remember hearing of GM's death and how that killed a tiny part of my childhood. This is an interesting study into the psychology of what can be called George's downfall. #59-2022

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Of course I've already seen the movie but I do love picking up these screenplay versions to see what other tidbits I can find that I didn't notice. This one doesn't share its cover style with the previous two, which is disappointing but doesn't make me enjoy the storytelling any less. #58-2022

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For some reason, I liked this book in the series more than the others I've read so far. Maybe the series has hit a stride for me finally and I can relate better to the main character. Either way, several more to come with Eddie, the Bookmobile Cat. #57-2022

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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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An interesting collection of fictional remiscences from Hemingway's life in Paris. #56-2022

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The Life She Had | K. L. Armstrong
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So many twists and turns. Just when you think it's all figured out there's another unexpected moment. Craziness ensues! This is why i call Kelley Armstrong my favourite author!! #55-2022

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The final installment in A Royal Guide to Monster Slaying series was a great ending to the pentology. (Is there such a word? 5-book series.. think on it.) We met number of new "monsters" and came to see that humans can be just as monstrous as they are. #54-2022

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Simple to read but a powerful message. Perfect for a day that I'm struggling with self-worth. #53-2022

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I don't even know what to say on this one. What a great book. One of the few that I've ever felt has lived up to its hype. Five 🌟. 2 👍🏻 Definitely high on the favorite reads of the the year. #52-2022

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Final book in the Baby-Sitters Club Book Collection. At least this one. This book culminates with Kristy's mom marrying Watson and completes that story arc that began in the first book of the series. There's a second collector tin with another 6 books on my shelf. I'm looking forward to reminding myself of the next part of the story. #51-2022

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Book 5 of the original Babysitters Club series. And with this book I've made my initial reading goal for the year by the end of 6 months. #50-2022

Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳 7mo
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Wicked Villain Shorts | Katee Robert
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Vignettes of the cast of the Wicked Villains series. It's an interesting collection but not as engaging as the stories were. #49-2022

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Queen Takes Rose | Katee Robert
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Thr last complete novel in the Wicked Villains series. Twisted Sleeping Beauty. Not what I was expecting. #48-2022

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The Sea Witch | Katee Robert
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Still working on the Wicked Villains series - today was completing the twisted version of The Little Mermaid. Intriguing. #47-2022

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Fourth in the original Babysitters Club books series. I remember this being an important book to me as a middle schooler. The whole series was great but there was something about Dawn and Mary Anne that I just related to. #46-2022

Bookwormjillk Mary Anne was so good in this one 8mo
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I often forget how poignant and applicable Brene Brown's books are until I actually sit down and finish one. I love her work and how she makes it relatable but I definitely need a reminder to read her on a regular basis. #45-2022