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Barkskins: A Novel | Annie Proulx
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Very good historical fiction following two families from late 1600s til present day. It was hard to feel connected to the characters because their stories are brief, but still a good read. Fixin to watch the Nat.Geo adaptation.

charl08 In my head this was a very Long book, so perfect for several series! 2y
toofondofbooks @charl08 The series changed a lot from the book, but in this case I can see why. I think I actually enjoyed the series better bc the characters were more fleshed out and the plot was more in depth. I'm hoping the continue it. 2y
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Sandman | Neil Gaiman
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Wonderful full cast adaptation. Recommended.

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The only bad thing about this collection of short stories is just that....they are only short stories. With almost every one I just wanted more. Jackson's writing pulls you in, her flawed characters and ability to plop you into the middle of their stories and then leave you wanting to know more is unreal. Loved it.

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Excellent true crime. Recommended.

The.Great.Catsby So good and well written. The show is good too. 2y
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Calvin and Hobbes | Bill Watterson
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Had a custom order for a new baby. His name will be Calvin, so they of course needed a Hobbes 🙂

ju.ca.no Oh how perfect and cute😍😍😍 2y
rachelk That‘s perfect. A friend of mine named his son Calvin after the comic strip character.🙂 2y
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The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Always love Simone St. James. Another great page-Turner. Audiobook was excellent.

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As You Wish | Jackson Pearce
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Ghost Road Blues | Jonathan Maberry
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Listened to this trilogy on audio. Entertaining - stephen king fans will enjoy

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The Way We Live Now | Anthony Trollope
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A Moveable Feast | Ernest Hemingway
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Hazel2019 ❤️ 2y
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? #quotsyjuly20 #humid #truth

It's when getting out of the car makes your glasses fog up, stepping out the front door is like getting a blast of the devil's breath in your face, afternoon thunderstorms don't cool it down, they just make it feel more like a sauna, you never wear makeup, always wear a ponytail and live in shorts, sleeveless tees and flip flops when you see someone up north talk about being hot you just say "bless their heart" ?

Bookwormjillk 😂😂😂 2y
CBee YES! This is spot on 😂😂😂 2y
Cheshirecat913 Too true and definitely feeling that warm hug of humidity today. Bless 'em. 2y
Woodsangel You just described humidity in PA. Bless your heart for not knowing it happens in the Northeast and it‘s like inhaling water the moment you step outside. 2y
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The Night Circus | Erin Morgenstern
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Set during the early years of Louis XIV's reign. I enjoyed this historical fiction but liked Koen's trilogy about Charles Stuart better.

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Moll Flanders | Daniel Defoe
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Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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kspenmoll His writing...❤️ 2y
TK-421 Beautiful ❤️ 2y
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Ivanhoe | Sir Walter Scott
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The Little Prince | Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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Just added this to my Etsy shop today. I love how he turned out. 💙💙💙

jen_the_scribe Too cute! 2y
ju.ca.no Cute😍 2y
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After watching the Netflix series, I wanted to read the source material. Really interesting memoir about a community I didn't know much about. #recommended

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Lilli de Jong: A Novel | Janet Benton
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From Goodreads "A young woman finds the most powerful love of her life when she gives birth at an institution for unwed mothers in 1883 Philadelphia. She is told she must give up her daughter to avoid a life of poverty and shame. But she chooses to keep her."

Another really good historical fiction I've read this year. #recommended

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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel | Diane Setterfield
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The Winds of War | Herman Wouk
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Earlier this year I scratched this classic off of my TBR. Great historical WWII era fiction. I also just now realized the covers line up as I was taking this pic lol

Maryjoe236 I loved these books. They are very long but so interesting to me as they covered actual events of WW2 1y
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From Goodreads "Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend."

This was awesome. Grady Hendrix moves up my fave author list with every new book.

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This year Tantor Audio began releasing Sharon Kay Penman's older books which are my all time faves.
#bestbooks2020sofar

inthegreensandblues Thanks for the tip! I see it's on Scribd. 2y
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Everything's Eventual | King, Stephen
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It's been a minute since I posted here. Life got crazy ( understatement huh?) I hope to get back to regular posting. I have been reading of course :) Right now I'm into another SK short story collection.

Mistermandolin 1408 is my favourite in this one. He gets everything right and in the process shows what a short story can be. The film was good too. 2y
toofondofbooks @Mistermandolin I liked that one too. I think "The Death of Jack Hamilton" was my fave in this collection. The audiobook narrator was really good. 2y
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Guest: A Changeling Tale | Mary Downing Hahn
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Another great middle grade by Mary Downing Hahn.

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Horrorstor: A Novel | Grady Hendrix
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I listened to this on audio and the narration really hurt this one. They should have had Bronson Pinchot narrate the entire book and not just the chapter intros. Ok story but not nearly as good as My Best Friend's Exorcism.

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Crone | Jeannie Wycherley
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Ok not great. Good for an October spooky read but one I will have forgotten in a few weeks.

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The World That We Knew | Alice Hoffman
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There are a handful of contemporary authors that I feel are just master storytellers and Alice Hoffman is definitely one of them. Set during WWII in France and Germany, this story is beautiful, heart breaking, and magical.

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The Book Thief | Markus Zusak
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The latest toy I've added to my Etsy shop. This was a challenging pattern, but I love how she turned out 😊

#audiocrocheting #nessie #amigurumi

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The Graveyard Book | Neil Gaiman
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Southern Heat | David Burnsworth
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Y'all. It's hot in the South. The feels like temp is 104. I want Fall 😭😭

Tamra Ooooof! 🥵 I don‘t want the 50 degrees here, but I also don‘t want your temps either! 3y
rather_be_reading oh gosh! 3y
TheSpineView I am feeling you! When will this heat end?🥵 3y
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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Anne of Green Gables | L. M. Montgomery
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TK-421 I love Anne 💕 3y
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Been busy, but jumping back into #quotsyoct19

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The Familiars | Stacey Halls
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The thing that pulls me out of a historical fiction book quickly is inaccuracies. The way the main character here, a noblewoman in 17th century England, traipsed around the countryside on horseback, unchaperoned, 9 months pregnant which she did the entire book, was so unrealistic I couldn't get past it. It just wouldn't have happened. Also the story was bland and predictable.

emz711 Ooo i just posted this book and wanted to know how it was. Good to know! 3y
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The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek | Kim Michele Richardson
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I enjoyed this so much! Set in Appalachia during the Depression, this is the story of Cussy Mary or Bluet as she is sometimes called, the last of the famous blue-skinned people of Kentucky. (Yes that is a real thing) Characters you love (especially her mule Junia), great story, historically accurate. Loved!

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The Institute | Stephen King
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No secret King is a good storyteller, and this was a good read. It was missing something though. The kids connection to each other didn't seem as real or poignant as in past novels like It or The Body.

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Tunnel of Bones | Victoria Schwab
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This is a good middle grade series so far.

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The Bone Snatcher | Charlotte Salter
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This was just a hot mess. Skip it.

vonnie862 That's too bad. The cover is gorgeous. 3y
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Maleficent | Elizabeth Rudnick
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I had to share because I love how she turned out. Just added to my Etsy store this week 😊

https://www.etsy.com/listing/720986052/disney-villains-maleficent

#amigurumi #audiocrocheting

JennyM That‘s awesome! 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess OMG!! SO Cute!!! 3y
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Baptism of Fire | Andrzej Sapkowski
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Another great addition to this series

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Blackwater | Michael McDowell
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Blackwater by far the best of the month and one of my few 5 star reads this year.

#augustwrapup

CindyMyLifeIsLit I love the Blackwater saga! Did you read or listen to the audiobook? 3y
toofondofbooks @CindyMyLifeIsLit I listened to the audio and it was excellent 3y
CindyMyLifeIsLit Yes, I think that narrator really brings the characters to life! 3y
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Game of Thrones | George R R Martin
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Ddzmini 🥰🥰🥰 3y
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