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wen4blu

wen4blu

Joined July 2016

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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir by Michelle Zauner
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Firekeeper's Daughter by Angeline Boulley
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Crying in H Mart: A Memoir | Michelle Zauner
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Up next. It‘s on several best of the year lists and friends have warned me that it made them both cry and hungry, so here goes……

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Oh, So Close | Marie Cullen
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I fell two books short of my 2021 Goodreads goal.

I contemplated counting the books in progress or reading Pigeon Drives The Bus, but in the end I left it as unmet. I‘m still going to set the same goal for 2022!

Jas16 Still a great number! 2w
CoverToCoverGirl Sooooo close! Still a fantastic reading year. 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 2w
DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 2w
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Just finished and I think this may be my favorite fiction read of the year.

Happy New Year! 🎉🎉🎉

MelissaSue81 Was one of my five star reads too. 2w
kyraleseberg I loved this and the sequel is fantastic too! 2w
CarolynM Happy New Year 2w
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Thanks for this fantastic #jolabokaflodswap package @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 !

I‘ve heard mixed reviews about the movie, which makes me want to read the book even more!

Merry Christmas!
#jolabokaflod
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smalldogs_bigbooks2419 The book looks different from the picture in your TBR list and on the Amazon order summary. I hope you didn‘t receive the wrong book. 😑 3w
Texreader That chocolate looks yummy!! 3w
wen4blu @smalldogs_bigbooks2419 It‘s the right book! There‘s an original cover, a movie tie-in cover, and at least one other. Hopefully that means the story is good! 3w
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Firekeeper's Daughter | Angeline Boulley
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Starting the week with one from the middle of my tbr pile.

jlhammar Such a great cover! 1mo
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Oops! With the craziness of the holidays I totally forgot to post when I sent my #jolabokaflodswap !
It‘s headed north and should arrive in a day or two.

@MaleficentBookDragon

Mitch Beautiful 1mo
PatriciaU I‘m thinking this beautiful package is what came today! Thank you! 1mo
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Starting my day with a crime solving Queen.

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@smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Both packages arrived! Now to hide them somewhere I‘ll remember and the cat can‘t find. Thanks so much!

@MaleficentBookDragon
#jolabokaflodswap

Gissy Ahhh!😻❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
smalldogs_bigbooks2419 Mine came yesterday. I just had my husband hide it at the top of our closet. It‘s a good thing so many people will be posting about what they got on opening day. Otherwise, I might forget it‘s even there. Haha 1mo
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Up next…..I need something light and fluffy, so here goes.

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Abide With Me | Elizabeth Strout
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“WHY IS THIS BOOK IN MY SUNBEAM?!?!”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😹😹😹 2mo
Cathythoughts That‘s one wild cat 🐱 2mo
SolaRaynor Adorable! 2mo
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“On March 22, 1984, the Wind Blown, a commercial fishing boat, departed from Montauk harbor on eastern Long Island around dusk to begin its first trip of tilefish-spring season.”

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading
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This book is supposed to help with habits, but I‘m stuck on things like “Am I a potato or an egg?”.

Suet624 😳😳😊😊😊 2mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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@Charityann Wow! This package is amazing! I‘m excited for all these books, but especially for the Megan Miranda, as I just saw her at a book festival. I love the socks and pens and bookmarks and the candy! Thank you so much!! Happy Halloween!

#hhs
#hauntedhallowsswap
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Charityann Yay! Glad you like it!😄 3mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 Those magnetic bookmarks are super fun! 3mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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@MeesesPieces Thank you SO much for this wonderful #allhallowsreadswap !
I‘m excited for both books and to snack on the candy and tea while carrying everything in this festive tote. The OwlCrate items are awesome. Thanks again.
Happy Halloween!!

@MaleficentBookDragon

MeesesPieces Yay!! I‘m so glad you like it!!! Makes my day!! I‘ve read both books and I loved them! I hope you enjoy them too! 😁 3mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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The post office tagged my #hauntedhollowswap as “processing exception, other delay” with a delivery date of Monday. So, here‘s a sneak peak inside the box!

@wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Oh my. I wonder what that means. Here‘s hoping it gets delivered on Monday. 🤞🏻🎃 3mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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This #hauntedhollowswap box arrived today.

Thanks!! @Charityann

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Charityann Yay! Glad it made it to you safely.🎃👻😈📚 3mo
wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻🧡🎃 I have notated that you were going to ship yours on Mon. Were you able to ship your box yet? 3mo
wen4blu @wanderinglynn It‘s on the way! Should arrive Saturday. I remembered to take a picture of it, then promptly forgot to post it. 3mo
wanderinglynn Awesome! Thank you! 🧡🎃 3mo
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Halloweenland | Al Sarrantonio
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MeesesPieces Yay! So glad it made it safely to you! I hope you like it! 3mo
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Eek! Halloween! | Sandra Boynton
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Malibu Rising | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Hooray for the return of in-person book festivals. I saw Megan Miranda (pictured here) in conversation with Kimberly McCreight this weekend at the Morristown Festival of Books.

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“There must have been an explosion.”

#currentlyreading
#firstlinefridays
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“Blood-sodden, the girl staggers into the black.”

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading

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Song of Achilles | Madeline Miller
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“My father was a king and the son of kings”

#currentlyreading
#firstlinefridays
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She Who Became the Sun | Shelley Parker-Chan
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Up next. Part Mulan, part history and part magic, I have no idea where this book is going.

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“When we were new, Rosa and I were mid-store, on the magazines table side, and could see through more than half of the window.”

#firstlinefridays
#currentlyreading

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The Guncle | Steven Rowley
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This story is totally adorable so far and now I want a GUP (gay uncle Patrick).

#currentlyreading

KarenUK Totally loved GUP…. Such a lovely book 💕 4mo
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Untitled | Unknown
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I thought I missed it, but there‘s still a week left to sign up for the #allhallowsreadswap by @MaleficentBookDragon

It‘s my favorite excuse to shop for Halloween candy!

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The Personal Librarian | Marie Benedict, Victoria Christopher Murray
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Finishing my weekend with the fictional story of J.P. Morgan‘s real life librarian. I‘m fascinated by the fact that, as his librarian, Belle was granted access to the top society parties and events, just to get to know the competition.

DivineDiana I would love that job! 4mo
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Of Women and Salt | Gabriela Garcia
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When a friend told me this was the best book she‘s read all year, I had to run right out and buy a copy. Unfortunately, all the books have the “gma book club selection” printed right on the cover. I hate that. Why can‘t the celebrity endorsements use stickers?!

ErikasMindfulShelf Such a good book!! 5mo
Tamra Agreed re:stickers. 5mo
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Sleeping Giants | Sylvain Neuvel
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“It was my eleventh birthday.”

#firstlinefridays #currentlyreading
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The Road Trip | Beth O'Leary
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Taking The Road Trip on a road trip!

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“Owen used to like to tease me about how I lose everything, about how, in my own way, I have raised losing things to an art form.”

#firstlinefridays
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emtobiasz Reminds me of that poem by Elizabeth Bishop, “One Art” 5mo
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Up next, the true story of an American spy working for British intelligence inside of France during WWII.

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One Last Stop | Casey McQuiston
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Up next,a time traveling romance with a crazy cast of characters.

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Wildflower Hill | Kimberley Freeman
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Up next. I wonder, did I choose the book to match the flowers or plant flowers to match the book?

TheBookHippie I enjoyed this one when it came out, I could almost reread it! Enjoy🌻 6mo
DivineDiana I just read the synopsis, and it sounds so good that I decided to stack! 🙂 6mo
BookishMarginalia Pretty! 6mo
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My book club opted for short classics as summer reads, so I pulled out my 50 year old copy of this one. Check out the paperback price, $1.95.

emmalouise1 I really enjoyed this one . Read it last year would definitely re read again 6mo
DivineDiana What a beautiful copy! Still on my TBR! 6mo
Prairiegirl_reading Great photo!! 6mo
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rwmg My book club's choice for September 6mo
Palimpsest I love this book! Awesome copy! 6mo
holarosarita It‘s gorgeous! 4mo
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I found my new beach hat and a new beach read, but forgot to order beach weather. Come on out sun!

DivineDiana Do love your beach hat! ❤️ 6mo
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A real life unsolved murder at Harvard sounded intriguing, but so far this book isn‘t holding my attention. May be time to set it aside and move to something totally different.

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Is it better or worse to know how this one ends? Guess I‘m about to find out.

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Up next. I love a good “business gone bad” story.

SamAnne Waiting for my library hold to come in on this one. I will ready anything by this author. 7mo
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Time to find out what trouble Murderbot gets into next.

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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics | Dolly Parton, Robert K Oermann
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I couldn‘t decide between reading this book for all the pictures or listening to the audiobook to hear the music. In the end, I decide to do both. So fun.

IamIamIam If Dolly narrates, I'm 1000% in!!!!! 7mo
peanutnine I encounter this dilemma often with memoirs! I usually end up listening if they narrate themselves 7mo
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I‘m ready for a break, but not the type of escape that occurs for this family (at least so far, I‘m not sure what‘s going on).

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The Witch's Heart | Genevieve Gornichec
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Starting Sunday morning with this book, after a check of the strawberry plants. Hoping for berries soon.

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The Fox and the Wild | Clive McFarland
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Spotted someone new at the Little Free Library this morning. Wonder what he likes to read?

CaffeineAndCandy 💜💜💜 too adorable 8mo
Tamra Such a cute face! 8mo
vivastory I'm guessing he's an Oyeyemi fan 8mo
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The Paris Library: A Novel | Janet Skeslien Charles
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It feels like every time I decide I‘m done with WWII novels, I find one just different enough to peak my interest. I‘m really enjoying the audiobook of this one, based on the American library in Paris.

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After spending the day at the tulip farm, I‘m going to spend tonight at The Midnight Library

Eggbeater Beautiful flowers! 9mo
Twocougs Lovely flowers and book🥰 9mo
DivineDiana I visited a tulip farm last month too! Holland Ridge Farms. Is that the one you visited? 8mo
wen4blu @DivineDiana Yes, it was! So pretty! 8mo
DivineDiana @wen4blu Who knows? We might have passed each other! I loved it! 🌷 8mo
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I purchased a box of random books at auction last week and found this one stuck at the bottom. Considering it‘s almost 150 years old, I‘m surprised it didn‘t disintegrate upon opening. Now to figure out what to do with it.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!! That‘s a treasure 📚💛 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Fantastic find! 9mo
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And now for something completely different.

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Finally made it to the top of the library hold list for this one!

#firstlinefridays #currentlyreading
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