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wen4blu

wen4blu

Joined July 2016

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The Paris Novel by Ruth Reichl
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The Great Divide by Cristina Henríquez
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Next up, a snarky murder mystery.

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The Paris Novel | Ruth Reichl
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I cannot read this book without getting hungry.

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The Great Divide | Cristina Henríquez
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Current read - I thought this was the story of the Panama Canal, but it‘s really about the different types of people involved in the project.

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Reading from the very bottom of my tbr pile. No idea how I even acquired this one.

#currentlyreading

Leftcoastzen I love this book! 2mo
Smrloomis It got great reviews as far as I remember… 2mo
Soubhiville I love Kevin Wilson! 2mo
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Expiration Dates | Rebecca Serle
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It‘s overcast and chilly here, which is all the excuse I need to stay inside and start this one.

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Tress of the Emerald Sea | Brandon Sanderson
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It‘s been a long time since I‘ve read Sanderson, so I‘m giving this stand alone one a try.

Foragingfantasy If the beginning doesn‘t grab you, keep going. It was definitely a cute read! 3mo
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System Collapse | Martha Wells
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Time to catch up with MurderBot.

Nebklvr I love Murderbot 3mo
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Beyond That, the Sea | Laura Spence-Ash
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Back then, Beatrix liked to sit next to Mr. G when he rowed them all to the mainland.

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading
@ShyBookOwl

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The Women: A Novel | Kristin Hannah
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Last chapter…..I‘m not going to cry, I‘m not going to cry, I‘m not going to….sniffle.

Bookbuyingaddict I know !!! 🤧🤧😪 surely they‘re got to make this one into a tv 📺 series it would be amazing 🤩 3mo
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If Lucas is doing something, I have to be doing it, too, but better.

#firstlinefridays
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@ShyBookOwl

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What the River Knows | Isabel Ibaez
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Hester: A Novel | Laurie Lico Albanese
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Weekend plans

Meshell1313 Ooh I LOVED this! 4mo
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My plans for this rainy night.

BittersweetBooks Sounds perfect to me! Love a rainy day or night in especially when it involves a good book 🩶 (edited) 5mo
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Frozen River | Ariel Lawhon
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I‘m a few chapters into this book and just realized the main character is based on a real person.

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Ruthless Vows | Rebecca Ross
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There was never any doubt in her mind, even after all these dust-streaked mortal years, that Dacre would one day come for her.

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Finally starting this one.

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The foot would not fit in my briefcase, so I wrapped it in cloth and wrestled it into an old knapsack I sometimes carry with me on expeditions.

#firstlinefriday
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ShyBookOwl Ooh I really want to read book 1! 5mo
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Trust | Hernan Diaz
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Up next…..I‘m really trying to read through my TBR and not get distracted by all the new books.

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Elon Musk | Walter Isaacson
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As a kid growing up in South Africa, Elon Musk knew pain and learned how to survive it.

#firstlinefridays
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Abe Kalotay died in his front yard in late February, beneath a sky so pale it seemed infected.

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Starter Villain | John Scalzi
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No idea what I‘m getting into with this book, but I like the dedication.

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My library hold for this one finally came in.

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Try Try Again | P K Hallinan
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Ugh, so close!! I‘m using the same goal in 2024.

Gissy But still...great number of books read📚📚📚🎉🎉🎉🎉🥳👏👏👏 7mo
Megabooks Barbara should count as 2! Great job! 7mo
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Starting my last book of 2023.

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My Name Is Barbra | Barbra Streisand
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I finally made it to the top of the library hold list for this one. 48 hours long and 21 day loan, eek!

TheBookHippie I‘m waiting to be snowed in for this! 7mo
Suet624 Good luck! 7mo
bookishbitch I'm waiting for it to come.out in paperback so I can buy it. 7mo
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The Housemaid | Freida McFadden
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Thank you @JessieKB !! I‘ve been eyeing this book for ages and I‘m so excited to have it. Time to ignore the holiday stuff to read and snack on chocolate. Thanks again and happy holidays!

@MaleficentBookDragon #jolabokaflod is the best swap!

JessieKB Yay!!!! I am so glad. ❤️🎄💚 Enjoy!!! 7mo
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@julieclair Thank you so much for this great #jolabokaflod package. The wrapping was beautiful! I‘m excited for this book and all the chocolates.
Happy holidays!

@MaleficentBookDragon thanks for a great swap.

julieclair Yay!!! I‘m so glad you are happy! Enjoy, and Happy Holidays. 😁 7mo
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The Book Tree | Paul Czajak
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Spotted a book tree in a NYC window.

Lindy Wow! That‘s a lot of books! 7mo
ShyBookOwl 🤯🎄👏🏽 7mo
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Post Office | Julie Murray
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Two #jolabokaflod packages headed to the post office!

@MaleficentBookDragon packages scheduled to arrive Tuesday

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julieclair Yay! Hope you love it!!! ❤️🎄❤️ 7mo
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Untitled | Untitled
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Listening to this one while running errands and this quiet book feels like the perfect counterpoint to all the holiday craziness.

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The Goodbye Cat | Hiro Arikawa
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Not sure starting out the week with a sad-ish book is a good idea, but here goes.

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Up next, this seems like a good way to kick off holiday reads.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love her books! 8mo
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Homecoming | Kate Morton
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Next up, another book I bought the week i it came out and never started.

GondorGirl Same! I've been waiting until slow season so that I can read it without interruption. 8mo
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Great Gatsby | F Scott Fitzgerald
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I re-read the book last month in anticipation of this, now let‘s see how closely the musical will follow.

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The Best Halloween Ever | Barbara Robinson
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@Gissy I love it! I‘ve only read one book by this author and I‘m excited to give these both a try. Thank you so much for all the extras! The book sleeve is perfect and I can‘t wait to start snacking.

Happy Halloween!

@MaleficentBookDragon
#AllHallowsReadSwap

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The Best Halloween Ever | Barbara Robinson
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@Gissy This wrapping is so fantastic it deserves it‘s own post! I‘m excited to open this #AllHallowsReadSwap

Stay tuned for the “after” pictures.

@MaleficentBookDragon

Gissy I hope you like them🤞 9mo
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Night Before Halloween | Natasha Wing
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Thanks so much @BookNAround ! This #HauntedHollowSwap package is amazing and I feel so spoiled! I can‘t wait to dive into the books and I think my favorite is the little ghost in a jar. It‘s the cutest thing ever! With the tote bag and the book sleeve and books I‘m totally in the season.

Thanks so much and Happy Halloween!

@wanderinglynn Thanks so much for coordinating a great swap.
#HHS

LeahBergen That‘s a cute little ghost jar! 9mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🖤👻🧡 9mo
quietjenn I love the little ghost jar! 9mo
Gissy That potpourri smells so good. Love the booksleeve 😍 9mo
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Lore Olympus: Volume One | Rachel Smythe
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Rachel Smythe did a book stamping event at Comic Con last week.

charl08 Oh. What did the stamp look like? 8mo
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Night Before Halloween | Natasha Wing
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A sneak peek inside the #HauntedHallowSwap package, already headed west and scheduled to arrive on Tuesday.

#HHS
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wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 Great wrapping! 9mo
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The Best Halloween Ever | Barbara Robinson
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After a very rainy day, I arrived home to two slightly soggy book swap packages. The kid opened them, confirmed everything inside was still dry (hooray!) and packed them away so I‘m not tempted to sneak a peek.

#AllHallowsReadSwap #AHRS
@MaleficentBookDragon

#HauntedHollowswap #HHS
@wanderinglynn @BookNAround

Mailing mine early next week!

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wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃👻🧡 9mo
BookNAround I‘m so glad it got there because after I got home from mailing it, I realized I hadn‘t brought home the receipt with the tracking! 9mo
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Yellowface | R F Kuang
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The night I watched Athena Liu die, we‘re celebrating her TV deal with Netflix.

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Beware the Woman | Megan Abbott
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Listening to Megan Abbott (on the right) at the Morristown Book Festival.

SamAnne Oh! Planning to start Beware the Woman next week! 10mo
quirkyreader Is it just me or does it look like that Jesus has the scarlet letter on his robe? 10mo
Bookzombie @quirkyreader I see it!😂 10mo
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Weyward: A Novel | Emilia Hart
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Up next. Three generations of Weyward women connected by a cottage and an affinity for nature.

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Readergrrl I just started this last night! 🩷 10mo
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Assistant to the Villain | Hannah Nicole Maehrer
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Light and fluffy with a crown-wearing frog? I‘m in.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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I read this book last year and remember feeling annoyed that I didn‘t predict the ending. I‘m giving it a reread, this time on audio, to see how it feels now that I understand where it‘s going.

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David Copperfield | CHARLES. DICKENS
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This is the longest book I‘ve read on Serial Reader. 150 episodes means I started somewhere in April. Phew!

DivineDiana 👏🏻📚👏🏻 10mo
Bklover I‘m impressed! I‘ve either bailed on mine or switched to the book so I could read faster! Congratulations! 10mo
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Tom Lake: A Novel | Ann Patchett
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Up next. Went with the audio book on this one just to listen to Meryl Streep‘s narration.

Cinfhen Great choice! Narration is perfection 😁 11mo
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Taking this one, and my own shoes, to finish the weekend.

Tamra Love that bag! Where did you get it? (edited) 11mo
wen4blu @Tamra It‘s from Rifle Paper Company. 11mo
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