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wen4blu

wen4blu

Joined July 2016

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The Lava Witch | Debra Bokur
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“ The path snaked uphill, hedged in on either side by dense vegetation and endless forest.”

#firstlinefriday
#currentlyreading

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The Henna Artist | Alka Joshi
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“Her feet step lightly on the hard earth, calloused souls insensible to the tiny pebbles and caked mud along the riverbank.”

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@ShyBookOwl

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“The average human lifespan is absurdly, terrifyingly, insultingly short.”

Interesting start for this #firstlinefriday

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Unmasked: Memoir | PAUL. HOLES
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I had high hopes for this book, but so far it seems to be more of his personal life and less about the cases he handled.
#currentlyreading.

MyNamesParadise Good to know! I own this one and will get to it eventually! 3w
Christy2318 I was disappointed. He just rambled a lot and it was disjointed IMO. I bailed around 40%. 3w
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On Gin Lane | Brooke Lea Foster
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Up next, one more summer book.

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I‘m in the mood for something different, so giving this one a try. It‘s decision making under pressure with naval history examples.

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Sea of Tranquility: A Novel | Emily St. John Mandel
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“Edwin St. John St. Andrew, eighteen years old, hauling the weight of his double-sainted name across the Atlantic by steamship, eyes narrowed against the wind on the upper deck: he holds the railing by gloved hands, impatient for a glimpse of the unknown, trying to discern something -anything!- beyond sea and sky, but all he sees are shades of endless grey.”

That‘s one long #firstlinefriday !

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When Women Were Dragons | Kelly Barnhill
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I love the idea of women revolting against 1950‘s society norms by becoming dragons, but I‘m just not feeling the main narrator Alex. She‘s young and struggling to meet everyone‘s expectations and I want to holler at her to stop, look up and look around. Hoping the story will get there.

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Nettle & Bone | T. Kingfisher
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Today‘s mood.

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The Art of War | Tzu, Sunzi
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The book and pillow sentiments go together, right?

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The Rose Code | Kate Quinn
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Me: “I need a break from World War II books”

Me, two days later: “oohhhh, female code breakers”.

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Soubhiville I loved this one! 3mo
DivineDiana I feel the same way, but this book took me by surprise. In a good way. 🙂 3mo
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@Nessavamusic Thanks so much for this #sliceofsummerswap package! I can‘t wait to dive into these books and snacks!

@Catsandbooks Thanks for coordinating this fun swap.

Catsandbooks So fun! Have a great summer! ☀️ 3mo
Nessavamusic Yay glad you liked it! 3mo
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An interesting look at the plants that produce caffeine, opium and mescaline.

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Nessavamusic Yay!! 3mo
Catsandbooks Hooray!! 🎉 🍉 3mo
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@Nessavamusic Your #sliceofsummerswap package should arrive tomorrow. Happy summer!

@Catsandbooks #soss

Nessavamusic Yay!! 4mo
Catsandbooks Hooray!! 😎 ☀️ 4mo
wen4blu @Nessavamusic just checking in, did the package arrive? 3mo
Nessavamusic Yes thank you! 3mo
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Billy Summers | Steven King
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Billy Summers sits in the hotel lobby, waiting for his ride.

#firstlinefridays
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@ShyBookOwl

Cortg Great picture! 4mo
Bookladylinda Loved this one so much!!! 4mo
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I‘m in a summer mood, so its time to give this one a try. I‘m hoping they explain the one shoulder ruffles on the cover.

thereadingpal This has not to do with the bok but omg i love the plushie 4mo
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My new bag is the perfect book size!
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LiteraryinLawrence Well played! 4mo
Librarianaut Legendborn was such a great book! 4mo
tjwill Love that! 4mo
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It‘s a stormy day, so I‘m giving this book a try. I will probably switch to real popcorn in a bit because looking at this squishable just makes me want some. 🍿

Leftcoastzen So cute!🍿 4mo
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When the Boston Conservatory at Berklee asked me to give the commencement speech to its 2019 graduating class, my answer was an enthusiastic “Yes!”.

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Breanne1 Love your blanket! Takes cozy reading to a whole new level. 4mo
DivineDiana How was this? I love watching her in the TV Show Younger! 3mo
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Squee!!!!

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Sabriel | Garth Nix
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Spring = cherry trees + necromancy

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“I‘ve never smoked, but it‘s the last day of my mother‘s shiva, so here we are.”

#firstlinefridays
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@ShyBookOwl

EvieBee That‘s a good one. 5mo
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Hooray, new swap! It‘s just the excuse I need to shop for beach reads.

Check out @Catsandbooks for all the information.

#sliceofsummerswap #ssos

Catsandbooks Thanks for sharing! 🍋 ☀️ 5mo
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“Christopher was dead.”

Wait, what?? Excited to start this one.

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KellyK I did a triple take when I read that opening line yesterday and then I remembered who Christopher was (may he RIP). 😉 3mo
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Apples Never Fall | Liane Moriarty
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“The bike lay on the side of the road beneath a great oak, the handle bars at an odd, jutted angle, as if it had been thrown with angry force.”

#firstlinefridays
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“I grew up in an Italian family that, not unusually, put great import on food.”

#firstlinefridays
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CoverToCoverGirl I rarely watch the television but I do love his show! 6mo
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Bewilderment | Richard Powers
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“But we might never find them?”

#firstlinefridays
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@ShyBookOwl

Bklover What great pillows!!!! 6mo
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Skin of the Sea | Natasha Bowen
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Currently reading this one, filled with new-to-me African mythology.

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Halfway through and now I want to go on a road trip.

DivineDiana I understand! Love this picture! 🚘 7mo
marleed Omg - I love this pic! 7mo
Cathythoughts I‘m seeing this book around a lot lately… sounds good. Nice pic 👍 7mo
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The Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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“While in prison, I received a dictionary.”

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It is 1931, I am five years old, and my older brother Bernie takes me to see a movie called Frankenstein at the Republic Movie Theatre. Big mistake!

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DivineDiana I am looking to add more laughter to my life! I searched for the small brown book in your photo, but could not find it. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Would you tell me where I might locate it? 🙂 (edited) 7mo
wen4blu @DivineDiana I finally checked at the bookstore and the title is a fake!! So not funny. 7mo
DivineDiana Thank you for checking! I now see it must be part of the display for that section of books. 🙂 7mo
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The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood
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Up next, in honor of Valentine‘s Day.

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The Persian Pickle Club | Sandra Dallas
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Continuing to unearth the bottom of my tbr pile, I”m currently reading this one about a quilting circle in depression era Kansas. Fun fact, persian pickle is a quilting term for the paisley pattern.

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The Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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For vacation, I packed only books from the bottom of my tbr, including this one. Not sure about the strange rainbow effect.

kspenmoll Beautiful! 8mo
DivineDiana The view from the window looks sublime! 🌴 8mo
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Time for a rom com!

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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! 9mo
CoverToCoverGirl Sooooo close! Still a fantastic reading year. 🎉🎉👏🏻👏🏻 9mo
DivineDiana Great job! 👏🏻📚👏🏻 9mo
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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. 9mo
kyraleseberg I loved this and the sequel is fantastic too! 9mo
CarolynM Happy New Year 9mo
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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
@MaleficentBookDragon

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. 😑 9mo
Texreader That chocolate looks yummy!! 9mo
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! 9mo
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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! 9mo
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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 10mo
PatriciaU I‘m thinking this beautiful package is what came today! Thank you! 9mo
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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!😻❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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 10mo
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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 😹😹😹 10mo
Cathythoughts That‘s one wild cat 🐱 10mo
SolaRaynor Adorable! 10mo
BookBabe 😸 8mo
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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
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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 😳😳😊😊😊 11mo
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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!😄 11mo
wanderinglynn Fantastic! 🎃🧡 Those magnetic bookmarks are super fun! 11mo
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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! 😁 11mo
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