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watermelontaco13

Joined June 2018

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The Plantagenet Prelude follows Eleanor of Aquitaine and Henry II‘s tumultuous relationship and the start of the Plantagenet dynasty. I enjoyed some parts and the others I felt like I had to trudge through. I especially didn‘t like Henry II. He comes off as an entitled douche that has mantrums, cheats on Eleanor and then just kind of shrugs and basically tells her, “Too bad. I‘m the King of England. Deal with it cuz I don‘t love you anymore.”

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Inner Witch is a good introduction to witchcraft for beginners and modern mystics such as myself. I have a tendency to get really overwhelmed especially when researching something. The author gives little summaries on different aspects of magik such as decorating your altar, lunar cycles, Tarot etc. I liked the author‘s writing style. I didn‘t feel like I was reading a dry textbook and I just skipped whatever topics didn‘t interest me.

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I am in such awe of George R. R. Martin because can create a whole different world with its own history and lore. It‘s basically a history book so it can come off as dry to some readers. The book covers every event in Westeros history including information about lands beyond Westeros. The illustrations were stunning and my favorite part of the book.

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This book was eye opening and emotional. I found myself Googling names and putting a face to the story. Those stories were the most heartbreaking of all. Overall though, I highly recommend this book especially to Chicagoans.

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My Lovely Wife | Samantha Downing
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My Lovely Wife is a fast paced thriller with plenty of “WTF is going on here” moments that make you want to read just one more chapter. Perfect summer read.

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I take my fantasy history very seriously 🤓

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The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band | Tommy Lee, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, Mick Mars
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I loved reading this guilty pleasure and living the fast life vicariously through these guys. Within a few minutes of reading, I was sucked into the hurricane of dysfunction that is Motley Crue. There were many feelings of disgust and a lot of “what the fuck is wrong with you?! Why would you do that?!” After reading this, I am honestly amazed how these guys are still alive, functioning and that their dicks haven‘t necrosed and fallen off.

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I enjoyed reading this. It had easy to follow advice and didn‘t make me feel like Dr. Phil was talking to me which was a huge plus. There are summaries at the end of each chapter and links to printables to fill out for exercises which I found helpful. I plan on using the author‘s tools to help me create better habits for myself so we‘ll see if this works!

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The Au Pair | Emma Rous
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The Au Pair is a page turner! I liked how the story got the reader involved right away and was nonstop suspense from there. There were many times, I found myself whispering, “WTF is going on!?”
🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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Mehso-so

This is my least favorite of the Norman trilogy. There were many melodramatic scenes especially when Stephen and Matilda have their “passionate” moments,the plot was still interesting. I didn‘t like the two main characters especially Matilda. She is an entitled, arrogant, ruthless brat! I wish I could reach through the pages and punch her. Stephen is a weak pushover fuck boy that just annoyed me with his decisions and his passiveness.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Really enjoyed reading this! Michelle Obama is such an engaging writer. I felt like I was having a cup of coffee with a friend and listening to her story.

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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I‘ve been on the wait list at my local library since December! 😆

hermyknee It‘s so good! 10mo
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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

But loving somebody isn‘t perfect and good times and laughing and making love. Love is forgiveness and patience and faith and every once in awhile, it‘s a gut punch. That‘s why it‘s a dangerous thing, when you go loving the wrong person. When you love somebody that doesn‘t deserve it. You have to be be with someone that deserves your faith and you have to be deserving of someone else‘s. It‘s sacred.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy: I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It‘s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It‘s their responsibility to not be an asshole.

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Daisy Jones & The Six | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Quick reading sesh before work

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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What a soap opera! Ending dragged a bit but loved it!

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Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
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Can‘t wait to devour this! I‘ve been dying to watch the movie but wanted to read the book first and finally snagged a copy through the library! 😁 I‘m one of those people that has to read the book before the movie if I can. 🤓🍿📚🎥

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The Proposal | Jasmine Guillory
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Uggghh. I really wanted to like this book but it was everything I hate in romance novels: Hallmark plot with cheesy forced dialogue. Thank you next.

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I‘m not a big romance person mostly because the ones I‘ve read before seem overly cheesy but I really liked Once Day In December! The characters were likeable and the writing wasn‘t eye-rolling or vomit inducing . Overall a charming romantic drama (romdram?) read.

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Trying to make new habits and actually stick to them

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Wow that was INSANE! 😯😦😧😵
Imagine waking up in someone else‘s body and finding out that not only do you have to solve a murder but you wake up everyday in a different body repeating the same day over. The first few pages I was confused but then once the story got rolling I couldn‘t stop! 📚 😅 ♟🔫⛈🔪🕚
Rating:🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟

rjsthumbelina Glad that you loved it, too! It's a premise that I can't imagine ever being able to concoct, but man, it was so fun to read...what a thrill ride! 12mo
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Tacos and a book make a great lunch break.

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Squeezing in some reading while I wait for this rice to finish.

rjsthumbelina I loved this book so much! 12mo
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The House of Worth: The Birth of Haute Couture | Chantal Trubert-Tollu, Franoise Ttart-Vittu, Fabrice Olivieri

He invented couture and the courtier, the artist, as we know them today. Statutes, structures, concepts: everything comes from Worth!
-Christian Lacroix-

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Better than the last volume that‘s for sure. Still some unanswered questions but looking forward to the next issue

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Saga Vol. 9 | Brian K. Vaughan
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Accidentally saw the last page of this and now I want to cry!!!HOW COULD YOU DO THIS BRIAN K. VAUGHN!!!?? I‘m so sad now I‘m not even going to read this. 😭😭😭😭😭

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Mehso-so

Started off really slow almost to the point where I was wondering where this was going. Then it picked up and I started to enjoy it more. The author mostly focuses on the characters and that isn‘t the writing style I‘m used to but i am interested in reading her 1st book. I didn‘t love this one but I didn‘t want to chuck it in the garbage either. It‘s not bad. I am definitely looking forward to the Hulu adaptation though.

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The book chronicles a whirlwind year of the American heiresses,Consuelo Vanderbilt, Consuelo Yzanga and Minnie Stevens. After failing to impress the infamous Four Hundred and New York Society, the heiresses took their chances across the pond in London to secure marriages with a titled but indebted aristocrat.
It started off interesting but towards the end I got tired of reading about so and so‘s daughter marrying lord so and so.

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We have no right to exclude those whom the growth of this great country has brought forward, provided they are not vulgar in speech or appearance. The time has come for the Vanderbilts
-Mrs. Astor”

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Those were the days of magnificence, when money was poured out like water...The new kings of trade might work at their offices twelve, fourteen hours a day but their wives would have something to show for it. Festoons of priceless jewelry draped amble bosoms...the greatest dress designers of Europe vied with one whither to create costumes that would grace some splendid ball one night and then be thrown away
-Elizabeth Drexel-

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There were “only about four hundred people in fashionable New York society”
-Ward McAllister-

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A good beginner biography for someone that is just learning about Marilyn Monroe. This book make me feel sad about everything that happened to her.

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On a social Saturday evening in Hollywood, while Marilyn lay dying, people were being called, tracked down, and discussing options, as crucial minutes were ticking by.

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I‘m not only proud of my firm bosom, I‘m going to be proud of my firm character.
-Marilyn Monroe-

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Slow reading month. The Lion of Justice took me forever to finish because it was so boring and of course 300 and something pages.
Sleepless was short sweet and simple read I needed after that. #Septemeberwrapup #readingstats

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It was said around the office The he signed more actresses with his dick than most guys did with a fountain pen
-Frank Rose on Johnny Hyde-

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A lot of good things in her life didn‘t last very long. I think that‘s another side of her character. She was always searching for something that she never did find. I don‘t know if anyone or anything could have filled the void she had. She would find something temporarily-career, marriage, family- but she would ultimately become disappointed. It was just an unfulfilled hole in her heart that she was constantly trying to fill.

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Marilyn really struggled with day-to-day life. Often, she felt as if the struggle wasn‘t worth it-better to go to sleep and not wake up. Death often seemed like a more comfortable and viable alternative to all the trouble of existing.

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The Prince and the Showgirl established the greatest conflict of her career: her desire to be a great artist, and the massive anxiety that overcame her while performing, crippling her with fear.

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Sleepless | Sarah Vaughn
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Cute fairytale comic! I‘m looking forward to the next edition.

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“I am alone. I am always alone no matter what”
-Marilyn Monroe-
#marilynmonroe #whatimreading #currentlyreading

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So boring and I couldn‘t wait to finish.

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Not bad. Had some cheesy dialogue but otherwise a good story. Made me interested in learning more about William the Conqueror and Matilda.

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Wish I could stay home and read but have to Work 😑🙄

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Starting alllll the way from the beginning

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Liked but didn‘t love. The story felt very rushed and didn‘t really like the art. I think I‘ll like the book version better.

TheSpineView I agree. I have the ARC I read a while back. I liked the novel better. I think I still that ARC somewhere if anyone wants it. 1y
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The Book of Essie: A novel | Meghan MacLean Weir
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Started out slow and a little predictable but still kept me wanting to read more. Really liked the main characters especially Essie and Roarke.

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Mehso-so

Liked but didn‘t love.

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Sharp Objects: A Novel | Gillian Flynn
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Wow is all I have to say. There were so many times I wanted to reach through the book and throttle Camille and Amma but the ending was crazy! Can‘t wait to start the TV series when I get back to the U.S.

CoffeeNBooks I just started reading this today! 1y
watermelontaco13 @CoffeeNBooks I hope you cleared your schedule because it‘s a page turner! 1y
CoffeeNBooks @watermelontaco13 That's how I was with Gone Girl! I expect I'll finish Sharp Objects tomorrow. 😁 1y
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