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7/26/16 8:58 A

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I am currently finishing up with Ada Blackjack (A true story of survival in the arctic) by Jennifer Niven. Took place in 1921. Four young explorers and one seamstress stranded for two years on Wrangel Island. All died but seamstress survived alone for many months before rescued. Story of great faith and courage

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7/25/16 3:05 P

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Jane Steele by Lindsay Faye, so far so good. I'm having trouble getting a block of time to sit and read it enough to get absorbed into the story.

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7/25/16 9:46 A

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Reading Breakthrough by Suzanne Somers.

A wealth of good information written in a way that's easy to understand.

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7/25/16 8:01 A

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Life if Pi by Yann Martel emoticon
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7/20/16 7:01 A

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7/19/16 3:10 P

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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Anyone heard of it? 720 pages and not large type. It had better be good.

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7/19/16 2:38 P

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Hot Blooded by Lisa Jackson Book 1 in New Orleans Series

Im slowly learning its not about being perfect but perfectly loved. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear ~ 1 John 4:18

Currently Reading - Hot Blooded ~ Lisa Jackson
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The Runaway Quilt by Jennifer Chaverini

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In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan

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7/15/16 11:25 A

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Just beginning: The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes.

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7/15/16 9:15 A

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The Heiresses, an actual book from the library, I do love love love library books! It was recommended by NPR on our local WOSU station.

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7/14/16 3:56 P

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Rosemary by Kate Clifford Larson

Just finished: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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7/11/16 7:33 P

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I have recently read:
*A Spoonful of Sugar: an Agatha Raisin Mystery by M.C. Beaton
* The Nature of the Beast: an Inspector Gamache Mystery by Louise Penny
* Dreams of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
* MacBeth by Shakespeare
* Five Little Pigs: a Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie

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7/9/16 5:19 P

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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8
Be kinder than necessary for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Happiness is found not in having what you want but in wanting what you have.




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7/7/16 4:23 P

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky


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7/6/16 12:35 P

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A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett


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Happiness is found not in having what you want but in wanting what you have.




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7/5/16 2:24 P

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Just finished reading Peter Mayle's "Anything Considered." Thoroughly enjoyed this quick, frolicking read about an unattached Englishman living in France - trying to extend his stay through odd real estate tasks and companionships. Good beach or poolside book. Passed it along to my husband to read next - it has a definite air of early James Bond feel to it and could easily be enjoyed by both male and female readers.

Now back to reading The Nest...it is a bit slow moving...

*Most of my books come from a very active Little Library in my neighborhood...consider starting one for yours: littlefreelibrary.org.

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7/5/16 1:27 P

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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7/3/16 12:22 A

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I last posted almost a month ago and have read the following since that time:

CHAI TEA SUNDAY by Heather A. Clark
THE LAST DAYS OF DOGTOWN BY Anita Diamant
THE UNFINISHED CHILD by Thereas Shea
ORDINARY GRACE by William Kent Krueger
STILL MINE by Amy Stuart
THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton
THE GUISE OF ANOTHER by Allen Eskens
FIND HER by Lisa Gardner
THE UNDERSIDE OF JOY by Sere Prince Halverson
COAL RIVER by Ellen Marie Wiseman

All are worth reading. Just picked up THE VACATIONERS by Emma Straub.
Obviously my housework has suffered.

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6/30/16 7:53 A

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Black rabbit Hall by Eve Chase - 3 stars
Listening to The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson - this is the first book in a series of Walt Longmire books. I started watching the Longmire series on Netflix and saw in the credits it was based on the books. - 4 stars

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6/28/16 5:51 A

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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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6/25/16 7:18 A

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Death of a Witch by M. C. Beaton

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6/24/16 3:37 P

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I am reading " Enjoy Every Sandwich " by Lee Lipsenthaul, non fiction. I also started book three of The Jennifer Chaiverini's Elm Street Quilt novels.

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6/24/16 3:35 P

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I am reading " Enjoy Every Sandwich " by Lee Lipsenthaul, non fiction. I also started book three of The Jennifer Chaiverini's Elm Street Quilt novels.

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6/23/16 10:27 P

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The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Good book! emoticon

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6/22/16 9:47 A

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I have "The Orphan Train" and "A Walk in the Woods" coming tomorrow!

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6/22/16 9:25 A

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Just finished reading "Sisi - Empress on her own" by Allison Pataki. It was the first AR I have ever received from Random House via Goodreads so I felt obligated to finish it. I enjoyed the first 160 pages, then pages up to 350 bored me, and yet the last 100 pages were well done. I gave it 3 stars because the midsection was a nearly unbearable tangle of literary rambling - kept having to put it down.

Now reading Peter Mayle's "Anything Considered." Thoroughly enjoying this frolicking read about an unattached Englishman living in France - trying to extend his stay through odd real estate tasks and companionships. Good beach read - if only I were at a beach now!!!

*Most of my books come from a very active Little Library in my neighborhood...consider starting one for yours: littlefreelibrary.org.

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6/18/16 10:39 P

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Reading multiple books again ... just added from the library:

The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness by Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D. and Alan Goldhamer, D.C.

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The McDougall Program for Maximum Weight Loss by John A. McDougall, M.D.

...have to say my veggie shopping list just grew with the yummy recipes in this book I want to try!

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6/18/16 8:20 P

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The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan. emoticon

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6/15/16 4:00 P

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Have started "The Woman Who Walked Into the Sea" by Phillip R. Craig and just received "The Violinist's Thumb" which I have been waiting for and will start soon!!!!

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Just finished The House by the Lake. Currently reading The Romanov Sisiters.

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6/8/16 11:02 A

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Now reading "Kill me Again" by Rachel Abbott

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6/8/16 10:46 A

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I have just finished reading this month's book "The vacationers" by Emma Straub and "Triptych" by Karin Slaughter. Currently searching through the kindle store for a new book to read

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6/8/16 9:09 A

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I just finished reading " Now you see me" by S. J. Bolton.

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Death of a Gentle Woman by M. C. Beaton

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THE GUEST ROOM by Chris Bohjalian

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The Boys In the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
Enjoying it so far.

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5/30/16 8:22 A

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I am reading "The Twelve" by Justin Cronin, the sequel to "The Passage". I rarely read zombie-type stories, but this one has more depth and character development. Still scary!

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5/29/16 10:05 P

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The Girl You Left Behind by JoJo Moyes

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Lucky Us by Amy Bloom

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WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND BY Ellen Marie Wiseman

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5/19/16 5:14 P

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CHIPPEE - can't wait to get my copy from the library!

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DJB, still reading it chapter by chapter. Interesting and very readable.

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The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson emoticon

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SOMEWHERE OUT THERE by Amy Hatvany

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5/16/16 8:10 P

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Just received from library this morning and will be starting as soon as I log off this computer:

The Soul of an Octopus - Sy Montgomery

Thrush Green - Miss Read

Both books I learned of from other posters here - THANK YOU. emoticon

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Chippee - this sounded so intriguing ... I've added to my reserved list at the library! Thanks!

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The Violinist's Thumb and other tales of love, war and genius, as written in our genetic code by Sam Keane

Immensely readable. I'm enjoying it. emoticon

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being



There are two rules in life. Rule #1: Don't tell people everything you know.





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Finally - my library copy for this month's club selection arrived! So starting "What She Left Behind" by Ellen Marie Wiseman today!

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Oh my goodness...picked up Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption and haven't been able to put it down. It is a true story, chiefly about Louie Zamperini, an Olympic track star who was in the Air Force in WWII. He was in a plane that crashed at sea, and survived for 47 days in a raft with his pilot and another man. Ended up in a Japanese horror camp/gulag under extreme brutality. I borrowed it day before yesterday and have less than half of it to go. a

A remiinder of how brutal the Japanese were

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TSCHMIDT - I just read a fun Richelle Mead - Soundless. Fairy tale-like, quick read.

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Started - and about halfway through - Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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i just read another book in the Constable Evan series, "Evans Gate" by Rhys Bowen.

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WHERE THE LIGHT GETS IN Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again by Kimberly Williams-Paisley. It's good.

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Forgot to mention - I just finished Deconstructing Sammy by Matt Birkbeck emoticon

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Death of a Maid by M.C. Beaton

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Started listening to Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

... and this morning started reading The No S* Diet (*no snacks, no sweets, no seconds - except on days that start with S) by Reinhard Engals and Ben Kallen ...

I'm a new member to the No S club team here on Spark and finding the plan and team so helpful to my chosen weight loss plan... even before reading the book - ha!

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I'm listening to Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh and reading There is No Me without You by Melissa Faye Greene

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Love Anthony by Lisa Genova

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I Was Here by Gayle Forman

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We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas.

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My daughter (10 yrs old) and I like to co-read books together. We usually go with YA or Teen so that the content isn't too mature for her. I skim through each chapter ahead of time to make sure there's nothing too "physical". We like to take turns reading chapters aloud.

We just started Shadow Kiss (Vampire Academy series) by Richelle Mead. It's a new series for us, so I hope it's a good one. We watched the movie a while ago, and she really liked it, so fingers crossed.

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I have short morning 'daily' reads - few pages each. Currently from the books:

The Book of Awakening - Mark Nepo

The Sufi Book of Life - Neil Douglas-Klotz

100 Days of Weight Loss - Linda Spangle
I am a new member to the team here by the same name - great book by the way.
A 2 page daily motivator to help one keep committed on food plan of choice.

Then my other reading currently:

The Best Defense - Kate Wilhelm (audiobook listening while I knit)

A Far Cry From Kensington - Muriel Spark

Life is Hard/Food is Easy - Linda Spangle

And a collection of Richard Yates -
Revolutionary Road, The Easter Parade, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

I have 3 others my husband just brought home from the library yesterday ... I don't even remember what they are and as you can see I'm buried in books at the moment. This happens from time to time ... I never know when I order books when they are going to 'get here' from the other islands! At times it gets like feast or famine on timing them - ha!

One I hope comes in today is the No S Diet ... another team I just joined. A VERY SIMPLE approach to any diet/food plan we are on.

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I've been reading books by Miss Read, in any order that I can get them. The last one I finished was "Village News".

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I just finished Kill the Boy Band - SO fun. Yesterday I started reading The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal.

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Listening to Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks

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Alex Delaware series by Jonathan Kellerman

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I finished A Little Life and I cried for HOURS when I was done. I read Barbara the Slut and Other Stories over the weekend, and I just started Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky. So far it's great fun!

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I'm reading A Little Life and it is devastating but soooooo good.

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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

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I'm listening to Can't Wait to Get to Heaven by Fannie Flagg - I didn't realize that it was part of a series.

I'm back to reading There is No Me without You by Melissa Fay Greene and I picked up both
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after getting lost in several books it's time for me to get serious.
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A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

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A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

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