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Old 03-05-2019, 10:47 AM
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Helloooooooo Sweet Readers!! So. What titles have been keeping you up late and into the wee hours of the morning? Which is a bit of a figure of speech for me these days, as I struggle to read at night without falling asleep! Are you having good luck with book selections? Or have you hit some duds? I snagged two books in February that, try as I might, I just couldn't stay interested in : The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson & The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. Both were quite good... but neither seemed to hold my attention. Perhaps I'll try again later. It is frustrating however, as the combined reading I did on both of those equaled 400+ pages and could've been another title finished. A bit of a bummer. Although, I did read 24 books in February, so not too shabby.



Q is for Quarry : 4 stars
R is for Ricochet : 4 stars
S is for Silence : 4 stars
T is for Trespass : 3 stars
Yes Please : 3 stars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : 3 stars
A Knife in the Fog : 4 stars
A Study in Charlotte : 3 stars
Coraline : 4 stars
Stardust : 5 stars
A Curious Beginning : 3 stars
Sometimes I Lie : 3 stars
The Library Book : 5 stars
Murder on the Orient Express : 4 stars
U is for Undertow : 4 stars
V is for Vengeance : 4 stars
In an Absent Dream : 3 stars
One for the Money : 3 stars
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women : 4.5 stars

My favorite titles were Stardust, Radium Girls [although it's terribly sad & as a result, it took me nearly a week to get through] and most of all The Library Book! It's a bit dry and wanders back and forth between the past and present and back again, but the language, subject matter and vocabulary seriously had my heart singing - so gooooood. I also greatly enjoyed Coraline, but must admit [for what might be the first time ever] that I actually loved the movie even more!
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Old 03-05-2019, 11:12 AM
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I read Radium Girls and it was disturbing but I'm glad I read it. I've got Sometimes I Lie on reserve at our digi library.

Here's what I've read so far these last few mths.



The only one I wasn't really into was Sweet Lamb Of Heaven. I did finish it but it wasn't one of my faves.
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:11 PM
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Helloooooooo Sweet Readers!! So. What titles have been keeping you up late and into the wee hours of the morning? Which is a bit of a figure of speech for me these days, as I struggle to read at night without falling asleep! Are you having good luck with book selections? Or have you hit some duds? I snagged two books in February that, try as I might, I just couldn't stay interested in : The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson & The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi. Both were quite good... but neither seemed to hold my attention. Perhaps I'll try again later. It is frustrating however, as the combined reading I did on both of those equaled 400+ pages and could've been another title finished. A bit of a bummer. Although, I did read 24 books in February, so not too shabby.



Q is for Quarry : 4 stars
R is for Ricochet : 4 stars
S is for Silence : 4 stars
T is for Trespass : 3 stars
Yes Please : 3 stars
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : 3 stars
A Knife in the Fog : 4 stars
A Study in Charlotte : 3 stars
Coraline : 4 stars
Stardust : 5 stars
A Curious Beginning : 3 stars
Sometimes I Lie : 3 stars
The Library Book : 5 stars
Murder on the Orient Express : 4 stars
U is for Undertow : 4 stars
V is for Vengeance : 4 stars
In an Absent Dream : 3 stars
One for the Money : 3 stars
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women : 4.5 stars

My favorite titles were Stardust, Radium Girls [although it's terribly sad & as a result, it took me nearly a week to get through] and most of all The Library Book! It's a bit dry and wanders back and forth between the past and present and back again, but the language, subject matter and vocabulary seriously had my heart singing - so gooooood. I also greatly enjoyed Coraline, but must admit [for what might be the first time ever] that I actually loved the movie even more!
omg how did you read 24 books???? It takes me days to read just 1, lol! And a week for a full novel.

Anyway, I've mostly been into self-improvement and business books because I'm so fired up about my new business, but I did re-read a favorite novel. This is what I've read since January.

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Old 03-05-2019, 10:08 PM
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I read zero books last month... which is pretty much par for the course these days... I just wanted to pop in and say WOW! I'm super impressed with you ladies. Clearly I need to work on my time management skills!!
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Old 03-13-2019, 12:50 PM
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I'm listening to an audio book as I drive around....called The Plant Paradox. The guy talks about lectins in food and how they effect our body. Not sure if I would enjoy reading it, I think I would get bored with it, but as an audio book....I am loving it. I like to learn as much about food and nutrition as I can.
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:37 PM
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I finished two:
Daughter of the Pirate King
Love, Life and the List

The author of Atomic City Girls is speaking at my work today....but I didn't finish the book. Darn.
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I've been reading all the YA and nonfiction lately which is a really weird combo for me!

My favorites this month: Jefferson's Son, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, and Piecing me Together!

I also LOVED The Dry but it was more my typical thriller read. Oh and Where the Forest Meets the Stars was amazing!
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One of my fave books so far this year is by Lisa Gardner....Never Tell. There are a few others in this series I am going to read too. I recommend it for anyone that loves thrillers/mystery. Her writing style is very easy-to-read and flows so smoothly. Every time I read this story I am surprised at how much time has gone by b/c I get lost in the book and time flies.
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Old 03-20-2019, 11:46 AM
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Wow, I'm super impressed with those long book lists!! I have read one book this month so far, Five Feet Apart, for a book club. I loved it. I'm now reading Shatter Me which is good so far, but it takes me a long time to get through books. I usually read when I'm in the car waiting for my daughter to get done with her activities or in the school pickup line!
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Kelley - did you know the movie "Five Feet Apart" is coming out soon? I saw the promo for it last week. I'm going to see it. I should read the book first.
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