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sammisho

sammisho

Joined September 2016

Pictures of perfection make me sick and wicked. -Jane Austen | Collector of Pride and Prejudice
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American Royals | Katharine McGee
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What is America was a monarchy? This book imagines the Royal Family that could of been, The Washingtons.

This was trashy, tabloid-y, ridiculous and completely addicting. I can not wait to read book two and find out what happens with Princess Beatrice, Princess Samantha and Prince Jeff.

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Twice in a Blue Moon | Christina Lauren
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Not my favorite CL but I still love everything they do.
#romantsy

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Don't You Forget About Me | Mhairi McFarlane
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Cute and fun!

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Archenemies | Marissa Meyer
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Bailedbailed

I want to love this series, and the first one wasn't bad, but I just cannot get into this second book.
#popsugar19

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The Flatshare: A Novel | Beth O'Leary
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This book had a sub plot line I was not anticipating ( TW: domestic violence and emotional abuse), sometimes this can come off as insincere in romances, but this read as genuine and relatable. The characters are flawed but loveable. #romantsy

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The Friend Zone | Abby Jimenez
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Friends to lovers, my second favorite romance trope. I thought this was cute and sweet. The relationship between Kristen and Josh made me want to root for them. Much sadder than I anticipated, but a happy , if predictable ending. #romantsy
TW: infertility

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I cried and sighed all through this book. It was lovely to read a romance between two women who supported each other and helped each other achieve their goals. 😭😭😭😍😍😍
#romantsy

Hollie This one is on my TBR- I think I‘ll have to find this one after finals! 3w
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And this is why JoJo Moyes is an autobuy author for me. A story of two women who became unlikely friends, faced adversity, found love and themselves in a small Appalachian town in the 1930s filled my heart.

Pogue Is that the one she has been accused of plagiarism on? 3w
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The Namesake | Jhumpa Lahiri
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This was wonderful. The way Lahiri writes I felt like I was right there in the room. The characters so rich and multi faceted, it was like they were my own friends and family.
#readingwomen

MeganAnn I loved this one also 😍 3w
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Waiting for Tom Hanks | Kerry Winfrey
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Oh my goodness I loved this book! I finished it in one sitting. Another enemies to lovers romance, it was sweet and fun. #romantsy

Crewgurl I picked this up the other day! Excited to read it 😊 4w
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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I was so excited to read this book but unfortunately I was really disappointed. This book was all over the place. Characters introduced, seemed important and then just disappeared. Plot lines that led to nowhere. But 🙌 for diverse characters!

ShyBookOwl Oh no! It's still on my TBR 4w
REPollock Ditto. 4w
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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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Vampires and werewolves set in a steampunk Victorian London. This was a lot of fun and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. #pop19

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I think I would have enjoyed this more if I had ever heard the podcast. I was expecting more serial killer stories. They had some good advice, but as I am not a fan of them before this their personal stories did not resonate.

thebluestocking I had this exact same experience. 💙 6d
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Faker | Sarah Smith
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Some of my favorite things...enemies to lovers and WOC main character. #romantsy

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One of the best books I have read this year. As a medical social worker, this book helped remind me of some things that I needed to remember and will definitely help my practice for the better.
#booked19 Book about Addiction @cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage

Cinfhen Still on my list!! 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Mine also. Thanks for the review and the nudge @sammisho ! 3w
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Sarah Bishop | Scott O'Dell
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MeganAnn 😍😍😍 1mo
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Happy Halloween! | Lillian Jaine
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Not bookish but had to share!

Linsy Aww perfect! 1mo
Chrissyreadit 🖤🧡🖤🧡 1mo
Sace So cute! 1mo
Gissy Well, all costumes are based on characters so it counts as book rekated🎃🖤🖤🖤🖤cute and that background is also beautiful! 1mo
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I am giving this a pick even though it was not what I expected. I wanted to be creeped out by real accounts of ghosts, and instead this was more about debunking myths, which is not nearly as much fun.
#pop19 #ghoststory

Eyelit Lol, the reason you were disappointed was the exact reason I loved this book so much. Different strokes, right? 😃 1mo
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Through the Storm | Beverly Jenkins
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Beach read #5
I love this series of Civil War Era romances. Not only are they 🔥🔥🔥, but Jenkins includes enough factual historical tidbits to make these books super interesting.

Cinfhen Based on that cover I was not expecting #SoliderStory 😜 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice unexpected integration of a prompt into your TBR! 😘 3w
sammisho @Cinfhen I know right!😂 Lol! But he's Col in the Civil War! 3w
Cinfhen Haha!! I guess that‘s good marketing?!?? 🙄😂 3w
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#IMomSoHard | Kristin Hensley, Jen Smedley
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This was the perfect listen for the plane. I laughed out loud a few times getting dirty looks from my fellow passengers. Kristen and Jen are hilarious.

Gissy Are you feeling better?❤️❤️❤️ 1mo
sammisho @Gissy. Soooooo much better! Thank you for asking! ❤ 1mo
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Beach read #4

Young widow and single mother falling in love again? I rolled my eyes a lot reading this one, so much bodice ripping, but also could not help but to swoon.

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Rebel | Beverly Jenkins
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Beach read #3
My favorite book of the week. I devour Beverly Jenkins writing...as trope-y as they are.

WomanistBibliophile The trope is part of the joy! It‘s reliable in an unreliable world! This new series looks great too 1mo
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Intercepted | Alexa Martin
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Beach read #2

Would have been a pick if it was not for all the hashtags after every paragraph. 😒 But I am all here for the biracial MC and biracial love representation!

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Beach read #1
I didn't know if a book set in Alaska would fit my.mood while laying on a Florida beach, but this book was so charming, I sped through it. Much more than a love story, also about a relationship between a daughter and father.
#readingwomen set in wilderness

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Last full day of vacay! I am feeling refreshed, recharged, and like I am finally coming out of my depressed and listless mood I have been struggling with!

Linsy Yay!!! 🏖 2mo
Caroline2 Oh good, sometimes a holiday is just what you need to recharge. 💖 2mo
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Rebel | Beverly Jenkins
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I tagged along with my husband on his work trip to St.Pete's Beach. So while he is in meetings all day I am enjoying some time alone. A tropical storm is blowing through, but I am still enjoying the warm air. Patio doors wide open and reading in bed! 🌴

Sace Beautiful view despite the rain! 2mo
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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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I loved this. There is a reason why it is a classic.

#booked2019 public domain
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ohhhhh!!! I should listen too!!! Thanks for posting and sharing 2mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I looove this version! 2mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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It's bedtime but "Mooooooom, I only have 20 pages left"
#raisingreaders

Branwen I love this! Even the dog is like "Mooooooom! Let her read!" ?? 2mo
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Still in a slump...spent the day watching Dance Moms and baking banana muffins. Hoping to snap out of it soon!!

TheDaysGoBy They look yummy! 2mo
LorieL Have you tried an audiobook or ebook? I broke my recent slump with a good audiobook. 🙂 2mo
sammisho @LorieL I have still been able to listen to my audiobooks on my commute. Usually I have an audiobook and and physical/ebook going, so to me this is a slump. I am going on vacation soon, so I am hoping having time to relax will help me get interested in something. 2mo
Tamra Baking & cooking is great therapy. 🙂 2mo
LorieL I hope your vacation helps! 2mo
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Six of Crows | Leigh Bardugo
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Addi has been loving this book. 'Staying up late, forgetting to do chores because she is reading' love.

I, on the other hand, am in such a slump. But seeing her excitment and discussing this book, that I also loved, has been helping.

LoverofLit 😍😍😍😍 2mo
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Tipping The Velvet | Sarah Waters
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Bailedbailed

I have been trying to finish this book for over a month and it usually takes me less than a week to finish a book. I can't read more than a few pages before I get bored. I realky enjoyed Waters', The Paying Guests, but this one just isnt't grabbing me the same way. I feel very indifferent about the MC, Nancy. That is never a good sign for me.

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Winter of the Witch | Katherine Arden
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Man, I am in a slump. No books sound good, no tv shows keep my interest. Back to school and extracurriculars is kicking my butt. I am tired and cranky and blah. Audiobooks are really helping get through daily life right now.

This series is so wonderful and I am sad it is at an end.

Skeebies05 I swear it has been like that all year for me! 😧 3mo
sammisho @Skeebies05 I just wanna hang out in a blanket fort! 3mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m also in the would like to hang out in a blanket fort club. I haven‘t managed to pick a book up in two weeks 🥴 3mo
sammisho @thegirlwiththelibrarybag room for all of us! We will eat marshmellows and cuddle with fuzzy blankets! 3mo
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All the Bright Places | Jennifer Niven
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Trigger Warning: Suicide

I think this book could have had an important and impactful message.this book could have been about reducing stigma, listening to the signs, not being afraid to speak up. But instead, I found it really problematic. I thought it romantized teen suicide. I am over the tortured, mysterious, "sexy" trope.
#booked19 book to movie
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

sammisho Also...the audio is pretty awful! 3mo
Cinfhen Ugh! Appreciate your honest review 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Keeping it real. I‘ll bet I‘d have the same concerns. Thanks! 3mo
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Ghosts of the Shadow Market | Kelly Link, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, Maureen Johnson, Robin Wasserman
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I will never get enough of this world! This collection of novellas filled in some plot points, gave ua back story for secondary and tetiary characters and set things up for future books. And Jem and Tessa! ❤❤❤

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My sister has been recommending this book for ages, I finally read it and she was right. It was a great book. This book is a modern classic for good reason.
#pop19

REPollock I loved this one! I really thought the narrative voice was excellent. 3mo
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Superfudge (Superfudge) | Judy Blume, Else Holmelund Minarik
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My daughter, who is almost 13 has recently started sitting in during bedtime story time with my seven year old son, after a few years of thinking she was too old to be read to. I am absolutely loving and cherishing this time with both of my babies ❤ #raisingreaders

LibrarianRyan Ahhh 3mo
BarbaraBB 😍 3mo
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The One and Only Ivan | Katherine Applegate
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I do not usually review the books I read with the kids, but this one was so good, I want to recommend it to everyone. My husband, my 12 year old daughter, my 7 year old son and myself were all in tears by the end. It was such a poignant, powerful story.

cherinium I don't read many children's books, but I loved this one! 3mo
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My Oxford Year | Julia Whelan
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Cute and sweet. An easy, light read. #pop19 Set on a university campus

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This short story compilation of Austen inspired stories had some hits and some misses. I either love an Austen adaptation or loathe it and felt both while reading these stories. Mostly hits, so counting it as a pick!
#booked2019 A book gifted to you ( thanks @Mommamanzi !!!)

@BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft @Cinfhen

Cinfhen I‘ve yet to find a SS collection where they were all picks🤷🏼‍♀️glad most were picks for you ❤️ 3mo
sammisho @Cinfhen Same! I tend to avoid SS! 3mo
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My new favorite book! What a lovely, beautifully written story. This coming of age tale transcends time. Francie Noland is one of the most charming, relateable, complex characters I have read, and is a kindred spirit. I could gush and gush about this book and wish I had read it before now.
#pop19

Tamra 💜 It is a classic! 3mo
tracyrowanreads One of my perennial faves.
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megnews This became my new favorite book when I read it a few months ago too!!! 😍 3mo
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The voice in my head takes on the accent of whatever book or tv show I am watching...it's British most of the time. But right now it's a wise cracking, tough, turn of the century New Yorker.

mabell I do the same thing! Mine was Scottish during 3mo
sammisho @mabell Oh good! I am not a weirdo by myself! 3mo
mabell Definitely not! It adds to the fun of an audiobook 😄 3mo
MeganAnn I do this too! British and Scottish accents seem to be particularly thick in my head for some reason though?! 😂 (edited) 3mo
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Dream job!

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🌟🌟🌟
#pop19

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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I will post more pictures tomorrow but @Gissy, your package arrived today and it was the sweetest, most unexpected gift! This bookmark is too cute!

Gissy It took me time to send but finally it is in your hands. Enjoy!!!🤗 4mo
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I heard about the #austeninaugust photo challenge too late to join😢, so I decided to do my own version by reading some adaptations that have been on my TBR for too long. I might even end the month with a reread of my favorite Austen, Pride and Prejudice!

monalyisha YUM. It's definitely almost lunch-time here! Haha. 4mo
sammisho @monalyisha This is a late breakfast for me! 4mo
Crinoline_Laphroaig It's never too late to join in! In whatever fashion that works for you! 4mo
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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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This is like a love letter to Austen. Cute, fun, easy read
#booked2019 Food on cover
@BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen Cover is really catchy ❤️💚💛 4mo
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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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My favorite summer activity

Daisey Everything about this photo looks amazing! 4mo
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Bailedbailed

For such a short book, this felt like it was never going to end. I enjoy classics, but the prose was a little too thick for me in this one.
#readingwomen

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The Austen Escape | Katherine Reay
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Straight from work to golf practice. I am really unhappy about not having time to change out of my skirt and work shoes, but at least I remembered my book!

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Fix Her Up: A Novel | Tessa Bailey
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I spent have this book rolling my eyes and cringing. The other half sighing and swooning. I think the sweetness factor won out and 🔥🔥🔥. Definitely not everyone's cup of tea, but if you enjoy steamy romances and can get over some annoying pet names this one is for you!

Jen_Reads I keep looking at this one and debate on whether or not I want to read it. 4mo
sammisho @Jen_Reads it was fun and cute! I enjoyed it! I plan on reading more from this author! 4mo
ChasingOm This is on my list of books to download onto my Kindle for our honeymoon — in December! 😂 4mo
sammisho @ChasingOm perfect honeymoon read! 4mo
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