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thebluestocking

Joined January 2018

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The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of a slog, even though it‘s pretty short. While atmospheric for sure, I didn‘t find it particularly scary; I just wanted to know what was happening. I did like it more after reading several articles and theories about it. There are reasons this endures. #serialreader

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Watchmen | Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons
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01. Watchmen; Frankisstein
02. Pumpkinheads; Red at the Bone (almost)
03. Pumpkins!

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Yesterday got away from me. Here‘s what I read in October. My two favorites were a Big Dreams Daily Joys and Red at the Bone, closely followed by On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous and Ghost Wall.

#octoberreads #octoberwrapup #monthlywrapup

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My November #botm pick. Historical librarians, yes please.

(Is any one else sad that there is no confetti when you ship your order in the app?)

lele1432 Me lol! 😞 2w
Cinfhen I got confetti 🎊 🎊 🎊 2w
TheSpineView Me three!📚 2w
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Mehso-so

An interesting but predictable romance. Evvie is leaving her husband when she learns he has died in a car accident. Two years later, she has no idea what to do with her life. Enter sexy Major League Baseball pitcher suffering from the yips. I enjoy reading these kinds of books once in a while, but I found several details of this one unbelievable.

marleed I liked this story quite a bit but the one thing that really bugged me still sits with me months later. I felt like it created a litmus test for life insurance. As in you should be blissfully in love with your spouse at the time of their death in order to receive insurance. It didn‘t belong in the story - ins is more about the business of being married and not the amount love sustained in marriage. 2w
thebluestocking @marleed Yes! This was one of the things that strained credulity for me. And combine that with the fact that she apparently never really worked consistently afterwards. It didn‘t make sense. How was she surviving? I was frustrated that the unimportant details like that got in the way of the story. 2w
marleed I just think it‘s a destructive notion to advance... that if in your marriage where insurance premiums are being paid the honorable thing is to donate those funds to charity when you know in your heart you didn‘t love enough - whatever enough is. Oh yeah, let‘s just add that to the grieving process. 2w
Redwritinghood @marleed @thebluestocking I‘m almost finished with this one on audiobook and I keep thinking she should take the money as compensation for putting up with that awful husband for so many years. 2w
marleed @Redwritinghood Haha. As a widow myself, I just felt really weird about how that was handled. It made me wonder if the author had any real world experience about it - I would guess not. 2w
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I tend to enjoy chef memoirs and this was no exception. Eric Ripert delves into his childhood, his time at culinary school, and his early years on the line. He treats his subjects with honesty and compassion, and I would love to read more by him.

cathipink I didn't know he had written a book - I'm going to look for this one. Thanks 🙂 2w
thebluestocking @cathipink I hope you enjoy it! 💙 2w
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Mehso-so

Hmm. This one leans towards a pan. While it did have some good tips, there are lots of better books out there about minimalizing your home, including Becker‘s first book, The More of Less. This one was repetitive and pretty condescending.

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I Am the Messenger | Markus Zusak
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📚 I need to reread this one.
🛏 Yep!
🍕 Nope!
👟 Nine.
💙 Thanks for the tag, @Stacypatrice.

#friYAYintro @howjessreads

Buechersuechtling Oh yes‼️ I really was tempted to tag “I am the Messenger”. I loved it. 😊 (edited) 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi Jessica! Haven't heard from you for a long time! How are you? Hope you and your family are doing well :) happy fall and happy Halloween to you all! ❤️ 2w
thebluestocking @Buechersuechtling It‘s so good! 💙 2w
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thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz Hi, Jee! Thanks so much for checking in. I am well. I‘m enjoying the fall weather. 🍁 How are you? It looks like you reading is going pretty well. 💙 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking it's doing OK :) good reads so far thank you! Happy to know you're doing well! Was wondering if you received my previous mail to you? 2w
thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz I just went back and looked through my letters. The last thing I have from you is post-marked in June. Did you send something more recently? (I think I responded to the June one, but I‘ve had to take a bit of a break from sending letters.) (edited) 2w
Jee_HookedOnBookz @thebluestocking I'm not sure when but it's one I included a HP Keychain for you. Was hoping it got to you safely coz I know you're a fan. Hope my memory didn't fail me :) 2w
thebluestocking @Jee_HookedOnBookz I definitely got that one!! And if I didn‘t let you know and respond, I‘m so sorry!! I thought I had. But let me say, I am a huge fan and totally love the keychain. 💙 Thank you so much for sending it!!! 2w
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Red at the Bone | Jacqueline Woodson
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this surprise of a novella. The story pans around a family during a big day in the life of their granddaughter and tells how they all came to be where they are. The writing was gorgeous and built to something small but significant.

ManyWordsLater I‘m reading this now! SO GOOD! 3w
thebluestocking @ManyWordsLater Right? Love the writing. 💙 3w
BarbaraBB Stacking! Just read @cinfhen ‘s review too. Equally enthusiastic! 3w
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Cinfhen Don‘t be buying @BarbaraBB it might be heading your way 😉 3w
Cinfhen I LOVE how authentic JW writes/ every word is thoughtful & part of the bigger picture (edited) 3w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen Lol, what were we talking about just this morning? #booknerdproblems 🙈😂 (edited) 3w
Cinfhen True @BarbaraBB but some #BookNerd I know has a birthday coming up 🎈🎁🎉 3w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen 😊🥳 3w
thebluestocking @Cinfhen I loved your review as well. Her writing is spectacular and compact. You‘re right; every word is part of a bigger picture. 💙 2w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB I really hope you enjoy it. And I hope it catches the attention of the ToB selectors. 💙 2w
Cinfhen Oh yes!!!! Definitely a contender for #ToB #ReadARooster 2w
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen @thebluestocking I am so looking forward to the #ToB longlist! 2w
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01. On Earth We‘re Briefly Gorgeous, 32 Yolks
02. The Water Dancer
03. Red at the Bone, by Jacqueline Woodson

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I liked the idea of the four Londons, and I was certainly interested in the story. But I felt that it didn‘t have enough character development and that the pacing was off (all bad catastrophic stuff ALL the time). I liked the writing, though, and I‘ll probably read more Schwab in the future.

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A new #littlefreelibrary popped up in our local park. I love this project so much. 💙💙

Scochrane26 That one is so cute & colorful! 4w
TheSpineView That box is so cute!💜📘💜 4w
thebluestocking @Scochrane26 @TheSpineView The family did a really good job with it. 💙 2w
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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#pumpkin #fallisbooked
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

📷: Taken by me at our local pumpkin patch

Also, my nine year old is currently reading the tagged book. I love that it works for a variety of ages. 🧡🎃

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🧡🎃🖤 4w
OriginalCyn620 👌🏻😊🎃🍂🍁 4w
ValerieAndBooks It‘s kind of funny to see that there‘s all kinds of varieties now 😊 🎃 they were all the same when we were kids. 4w
thebluestocking @ValerieAndBooks Totally. And, at least at this place, they charged a pretty penny for everything that wasn‘t a plain orange pumpkin. 4w
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Girl, Woman, Other | Bernardine Evaristo
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Well, the Man Booker Prize was just announced! Breaking the official rules, the judges awarded it to two books, The Testaments and Girl, Woman, Other.

Both of these are on my TBR list!
#manbookerprize #manbooker #bookerprize

Reviewsbylola Both fantastic covers! I have Testaments but haven‘t read it yet. 1mo
thebluestocking @Reviewsbylola I agree about the covers! 💙 1mo
BarbaraBB I wish Evaristo would have been the only winner. The whole buzz created around the Atwood I don‘t think is Booker worthy! 1mo
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Cinfhen Totally agree @BarbaraBB I‘m a little pissed that Atwood won. Evaristo earned the win!!!!!!! 1mo
BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I saw your 5 stars. I immediately preordered the paperback! 4w
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB @Cinfhen I agree. I think the rules prohibiting a tie are there for a reason, and this circumstance did not seem to necessitate the breaking of them. I am going to have a hard time waiting until GWO comes out in the US! 💙 4w
Cinfhen I didn‘t realize it‘s not available yet in the states @thebluestocking !!! It‘s SO GOOD @BarbaraBB (edited) 4w
thebluestocking @Cinfhen It won‘t come out here until December. 4w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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There‘s no other word for it. This book was haunting. Moss handily connects the past to our present while tacitly shining light on human nature and centuries of sexism. I highly recommend this powerful novella.

Freespirit Sounds intriguing! 1mo
Ruthiella Good seasonal pick then! 🎃 1mo
thebluestocking @Freespirit It‘s one that I think it‘s good to go in knowing little. 💙 1mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Indeed! It worked out nicely. 💙 1mo
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
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01. Ghost Wall; The Minimalist Home (audio); The Turn of the Screw (Serial)
02. Two
03. Let it be. Slumps happen, and then slumps go away.

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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I read a lot of goal setting and productivity books. So Big Dreams did not include much content that was new to me. What was new, however, was this author. Elise has a friendly but no-nonsense tone that inspired me and gave me new ways of looking at my goals. The tips and advice and examples are thoughtful, specific, and inspiring. I will be referencing this book often. As an added bonus, this book is beautifully designed.

Itchyfeetreader This sounds interesting 1mo
thebluestocking @Itchyfeetreader I‘d definitely recommend it if you like goal/habit books. 💙 1mo
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Awesome #bookmail today! The Harry Potter and Big Dreams are out today, and Conversations is for the upcoming round of #lmpbc.

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The fiction finalists for the National Book Awards were announced today. I have not read any of these!

#nationalbookaward

cathipink I've read the last two and really liked both. Listening to Trust Exercise right now. 1mo
thebluestocking @cathipink That‘s awesome. 💙 I‘m putting holds in the ones my library has. 1mo
cathipink I hope you enjoy! I'll be curious to hear your thoughts 🙂 1mo
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Postal Volume 7 | Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill
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I‘m probably jumping the gun, but here are some book suggestions for #literaryfiction #GroupL #lmpbc #round7. I went with backlist titles from female writers.

Let me know what you think, ladies. 💙
@suvata @sprainedbrain @chili

sprainedbrain I love that you‘ve done this already! I‘ve read The Accidental fairly recently, but I would be happy with any of the other 3. If I had to choose one, I think 1mo
Chili I haven‘t read any of them. The Visit from the Goon Squad has been on my TBR list forever. Any of them would be an excellent choice. 1mo
suvata I‘m interested in reading some Sally Rooney. 1mo
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thebluestocking @sprainedbrain @Chili @suvata Okay, appropriately Conversations with Friends it is!! I‘m excited. 💙 1mo
suvata Love it! 1mo
sprainedbrain 🥳🥳🥳 1mo
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I enjoyed this book about PEI. Half pictures, half words, this book explores the scenery that inspired L.M. Montgomery. The writing was a little repetitive and clunky for my taste. And I wish there had been a little more about LMM‘s life, but overall this is a great gift book for any Anne lover.

Thank you to @TheBookHippie for gifting me this lovely book in a swap. 💚

TheBookHippie I‘m glad the pictures were good!!! Yay!!! 1mo
thebluestocking @TheBookHippie It is a beautiful book. 💙 1mo
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Black Cat | Martha Grimes
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Buechersuechtling ❤️🐈❤️ 1mo
PurpleyPumpkin What a cutie!😻 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So cute!! 🖤😽 1mo
OriginalCyn620 Cute! 🖤🐱 1mo
Redwritinghood Happy birthday! 🎂🎂 1mo
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Postal Volume 7 | Matt Hawkins, Bryan Hill
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I just signed up for the latest round of #lmpbc. This will be my fifth round! New this time, groups are organized by genre. I signed up for #groupl, the literary fiction crew.

Want to play? Visit @suvata and find the link on her post to sign up.

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Oranges | John McPhee
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OriginalCyn620 👌🏻📚🧡 1mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Pretty! 🎃 1mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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September was a pretty good reading month for me. My favorites were Anne of Green Gables (reread), Lost Children Archive, and Pumpkinheads.

#septemberreads #monthlywrapup #septemberwrapup

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I‘m thinking about doing #NaNoWriMo for fun this year, 😳 so I picked up a few novel plotting books. This book was extremely informative, well written, and concise. The examples were very helpful, and the tips were pragmatic. I‘ll definitely be referring to this one a lot, even if it‘s just to plot my favorite books.

twohectobooks Do it! I did NaNoWriMo for many years before burning out and taking a long break (I‘m still not quite ready to try again). The first time is really fun though and a treasured bunch of memories for me. 1mo
thebluestocking @twohectobooks Thanks for the encouragement. I‘ve half done it before with friends, but have never “won.” I think I‘m ready to push through this year. 💙 1mo
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The Water Dancer: A Novel | Ta-Nehisi Coates
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I‘m so excited about these two #botm picks!! I love both of these authors. And, as an added bonus, the second book was a BFF free birthday gift. 🎉📚💙

JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s cool!!! 1mo
Ruthiella The Water Dancer has a strong chance of making the TOB shortlist I predict! 1mo
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thebluestocking @Ruthiella I hope so! (I think.) 💙 1mo
Rachel_nyc Great minds think alike...can‘t wait to get both of these! 1mo
thebluestocking @Rachel_nyc I can‘t wait either! 💙 1mo
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Rebecca | Daphne Du Maurier
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01. Rebecca (reread on audio)
02. Lost Children Archive
03. The Water Dancer, The Testaments, Machines Like Me

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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A well written memoir about a dysfunctional family, a boundary-less mother, and a life of privilege. I found it to be interesting and fast paced. The end felt a little rushed, but I recommend this #botm pick.

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The Testaments | Margaret Atwood
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I definitely did not expect this hold to come through so fast!! I‘m so excited to jump in. 💙💙

BookNAround I think people are putting everything else aside to race through this one so it probably gets finished and returned faster than most. 2mo
thebluestocking @BookNAround You‘re probably right. I‘ll likely do the same! 💙 (edited) 2mo
Buechersuechtling Thanks for the post. 😊 Until now I didn‘t know it was the sequel to „The Handmaid‘s Tale“ which I also have not yet read. 2mo
Ruthiella Congratulations! 💚 2mo
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I have read this book over and over, but this reread particularly gave me the feels. I love this world and these characters. A perfect fall (or anytime) read.

“What good would she be to us?
We might be some good to her.”

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The Book Club | Marjolijn Februari
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This month marks my tenth anniversary of attending my current #bookclub. It has been in existence for fifteen and a half years!

lele1432 Wow that's great! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🥳 2mo
Suet624 That‘s impressive! 2mo
Ruthiella Happy book club anniversary! What are some of your favorites from the past 10 years? 🤔 2mo
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mrp27 That's awesome!! The book clubs I've joined over the years all fall apart after a couple of years. The longest one lasted just 3 years. What do you think keeps your book club together? What's the secret to longevity? 2mo
thebluestocking @lele1432 @Suet624 Thank you!! 💙💙 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella There are so many books, I had to go back and look! Our most controversial book was The Actor and the Housewife (great discussion). Some of my favorite books we‘ve read include The Thief, Summerlost, and The Count of Monte Cristo. 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @mrp27 I‘ve had book clubs come and go too. I‘m not positive what makes this one last. I think it‘s probably the leader. It is always at her house, she always does the treats, she brings in new friends regularly, and she makes sure we read a wide variety of books. I think book club magic is hard to find, and even within this one it ebbs and flows. 💙 2mo
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I loved this little book of essays about being a woman amidst societal and personal expectations. As with all things, some insights spoke to me more than others. But I think this is a little gem. My favorite essay was Moon Shell.

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Day 7 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

I spent the last twenty minutes going down a rabbit hole of Dracula covers. I think this Vintage Classic one is my favorite. It conjures up the feeling and themes of the book perfectly for me.

This has been a fun week! Jump on in and play if you haven‘t already. Thanks again to @BarbaraBB for the tag.

Ruthiella I also love seeing all the various cover interpretations of classics!😀 2mo
reading_rainbow great cover 2mo
zezeki I love this one!! 2mo
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The Deal | Elle Kennedy
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This was a weird case where I liked the characters and was immersed in the (light and steamy) plot, but I found several plot points and the relationship to be problematic. So, this one wasn‘t for me.

But this is an #unpopularopinion, and you can get the book for free for Kindle.

Ruthiella Yikes! The cover totally puts me off! 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Yeah. Me too. There‘s another one with a male torso on it. 🙄 2mo
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Wolf in White Van | John Darnielle
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Blueberry Wow ! 2mo
Ruthiella Good one and a reminder that I still need to read that! I started it but returned it to the library before I finished.😲 2mo
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thebluestocking @Come-read-with-me @Blueberry Right? 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella Did you like what you read? I‘ve heard good things, but I haven‘t read it. 2mo
Ruthiella @thebluestocking I liked what I read but I felt like I needed to devote more brain power to it than I had at the time . I still mean to get it back from the library and take it . I also think this is a book I‘ll need to read in one go...which takes a little planning.😀 2mo
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Circe | Madeline Miller
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Day 5 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

This one is even better in person.

If you haven‘t already, come play along!

cjk Loved, loved, loved this!💕📚😊 2mo
IvoryLunatic I loved the narrator of the audiobook for this one. She is fantastic. 2mo
Ruthiella I just saw a perfect condition of this at the library sale! Someone will be happy when the find that! 2mo
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thebluestocking @cjk So good! 2mo
thebluestocking @IvoryLunatic Ooh. That‘d be perfect for a reread. 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella That‘s an awesome find!! 2mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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Day 4 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

I know this is technically six covers, but I couldn‘t separate the set!

ValerieAndBooks I don't blame you 😍 ! 2mo
Blaire Beautiful! 2mo
Ruthiella But I love seeing the whole set together (as they were meant to be)!😍 2mo
sudi Pretty 😍 2mo
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Kitchen Confidential | Anthony Bourdain
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This is a fascinating and (at times) horrifying look at cooking on a professional level. The audio, read by Bourdain himself, was great. Be aware going in that his tone is blunt, and his language is rough. His critiques of others and himself are unflinching. It was a little sad reading this knowing how his story ended, but I‘m very glad I read it.

Leftcoastzen I miss him , I‘m still heartbroken. Great read though. 2mo
thebluestocking @Leftcoastzen It is just totally sad. 😢 2mo
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The Snow Child | Eowyn Ivey
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Day 3 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

@Jee_HookedOnBookz would you like to join in?

squirrelbrain That‘s gorgeous! ❤️ 2mo
Megabooks I love this one! 2mo
Zelma I really like this one too. 2mo
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Columbine | Dave Cullen
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Day 2 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

I love the ominous simplicity of this one.

Blaire Yes. So fitting. 2mo
Leftcoastzen Yes 2mo
Ruthiella Yes! Clearly well thought out! 2mo
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01. Jonathan Unleashed; Gift from the Sea
02. The Diary of a Bookseller
03. Sunny, high of 85^F

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Day 1 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush

The covers of the various editions of The Night Circus are all utterly delightful.

Thanks for the tag, @BarbaraBB!
Please feel free to join in, if you‘d like.

BarbaraBB Yes this one‘s cover is great, in all editions! 2mo
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One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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This was a fun, if flawed, YA thriller. Five kids in detention, and one ends up dead. While I didn‘t love the mystery, I liked seeing how the suspects reacted to the scrutiny, found out who their real friends were, and found solace in each other.

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Jonathan Unleashed | Meg Rosoff
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01. Jonathan Unleashed; Gift from the Sea
02. Maple (I 🧡 the look of pumpkins but not the taste.)
03. “Jonathan awoke at 5 a.m. with a raging thirst and a bad case of melancholia.”

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ A heartbreaking and beautifully woven tale of a family on a road trip. Their past and their uncertain futures are explored through the parents‘ two projects: one on lost children at the US border and one on the lost Apaches. I loved this so much. The language and writing is so rich and layered. And the way the stories converged was brilliant. #tob2020

thebluestocking I read this on audio, which had its strengths and weaknesses, I think. I would like to reread it in print. 2mo
BarbaraBB @thebluestocking Great review. Its place in the #ToB2020 is well deserved. 2mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Thank you! I agree. 💙💙 (edited) 2mo
Suet624 Great review and I completely agree. 1mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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I want to read like this more. This book, in fact, forced me to slow down and savor words in a way I do not often do.

UnabridgedPod I love this book SO much!! And I got the chance to see Luiselli on a panel at the National Book Festival. She‘s just brilliant. ❤️ 2mo
thebluestocking @UnabridgedPod Oh man! I‘d love to meet her. This book gives you just a peek into what appears to be a brilliant mind. 2mo
Suet624 Wow. How delicious is this quote! 1mo
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Suet624 Was this a quote from the book? 1mo
thebluestocking @Suet624 It is a lovely quote. And, yep! This is from the book. 💙 1mo
Suet624 I don‘t remember it, but I love it. 1mo
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Pumpkinheads | Rainbow Rowell
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It is like Rainbow Rowell is inside my head. I love all things fall and pumpkins and pumpkin patches especially. So this cute story about two high schoolers and their last night working at the pumpkin patch was perfect. Just read it.

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I‘ve been doing a little research for my preteen. I found the information in this book to be informative, science-based, and appropriately geared toward the preteen set.

saresmoore My daughter is nearing 11 and I‘ve been searching for good books to share with her. Thanks for sharing this! 2mo
thebluestocking @saresmoore I hope it works for you!! 2mo
Reggie This isn‘t for your daughter but I found it insightful even though I don‘t have kids. 2mo
thebluestocking @Reggie Thanks for the recommendation! I‘ll check it out. 2mo
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Lost Children Archive | Valeria Luiselli
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Yes! I‘m so excited that this book won #camptob and has earned a slot on the #tob2020 shortlist!!

Ruthiella I knew it! 2mo
BarbaraBB I just saw it too. So happy about this and to see it back in the #ToB2020! 2mo
thebluestocking @Ruthiella You called it! I‘m impressed. 💙 2mo
thebluestocking @BarbaraBB Yes! I think this will generate some good discussion. 💙 2mo
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