Bonnie Berman Shores

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I love to read (shocker, right?!) 🤓 and I really love to interact with friends who love to read. I'm so impressed by the passion and wit of fellow goodreaders who take the time to write reviews (and use lots of gifs). Thank you!

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I was inspired to write my debut novel GENESIS through a dream. A dream where angels and demons hide in plain sight. A story where an ordinary girl can realize the extraordinary. A choice where the consequences are eternal. "An unexpected move, an unexpected love, an unexpected world... Essie has been chosen 'for such a time as this'." If you'd like, you can read it free here: www.amazon.com/dp/B00KKU9TES -or- www.smashwords.com/books/view/670300

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Bonnie Berman Shores I wasn't encouraged to read as a child so I didn't start reading for pleasure until I was in my 20s. I imagine that I would have loved Dr. Seuss…moreI wasn't encouraged to read as a child so I didn't start reading for pleasure until I was in my 20s. I imagine that I would have loved Dr. Seuss because I have a habit of rhyming everything all the time. I also think I would have loved Shel Silverstein since The Giving Tree remains one of my all-time favorite books. Anyway... the first book I remember falling in love with was The Bridges of Madison County, which also ignited a life-long fascination with India. In addition, I have to say that Twilight is responsible for my current love affair with YA paranormal romance.(less)
Bonnie Berman Shores While I don't actually think of myself as a writer, I would have to say that the best thing about having written a book is that... I wrote a book! ;)…moreWhile I don't actually think of myself as a writer, I would have to say that the best thing about having written a book is that... I wrote a book! ;) It's a permanent, tangible thing that reflects where you were (metaphorically speaking) at that exact time of your life and it will continue to exist even when you don't.(less)
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David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party is 45% done with Oathbringer: Some rumors told of a vengeful storm here, one that sought out and destroyed approaching ships. The strange wind they encountered seemed to support that.

Being from the land of Nor'easters, I know all about vengeful storms!
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“The battle against the devil, which is the principal task of Saint Michael the Archangel, is still being fought today, because the devil is still alive and active in the world.”
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“Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow.”
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It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
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“Life, Stormy says, is not about how fast you run or even with what degree of grace. It's about perseverance, about staying on your feet and slogging forward no matter what.”
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Bonnie Shores David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party wrote: "Happy Monday, Bonnie! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, my friend! :D
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I'm sorry that it took me so long to see this. I just started a new book and realized that I was 2 behind in posting to My Books, so I jumped on real quick. Anyway... you never fail to make me smile and brighten my day. David, you have such an amazing gift for spreading joy and I am blessed to call you friend. 😘💛

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David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party Happy Monday, Bonnie! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, my friend! :D



message 31: by Bonnie (last edited May 28, 2018 08:02AM)

Bonnie Shores Sarah wrote: "Thank you for the friend request, Bonnie! Genesis looks awesome. And how could I not friend someone with a Freddie Mercury GIF in their bio? Happy Reading!"

Yes! A fellow lover of classic rock, although it was just plain rock when I saw them in concert back in the late 70s. 🤣 And a future writer? 😊 Thanks for adding my book to your tbr shelf, Sarah. That was nice!

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Sarah Thank you for the friend request, Bonnie! Genesis looks awesome. And how could I not friend someone with a Freddie Mercury GIF in their bio?

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Happy Reading!


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Bonnie Shores Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰ wrote: "Merry Christmas, Bonnie! Hope you have a day filled with love, laughter and most importantly... books! 💕"

Thank you, Alex! 💕 It was a great day. And best wishes to you for a New Year filled with the same! 😊
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰ Merry Christmas, Bonnie!

Hope you have a day filled with love, laughter and most importantly... books! 💕

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message 27: by C. (last edited Sep 13, 2017 08:57AM)

C. Our Conan isn't back from his adventure yet. That's how we view the July 13 disappearance that I likely told you about. We're worried and it was a shame he wasn't here for their September 7 birthday. I spoiled his two sisters. But we hear even much-loved ones cats, can decide to take a trip. That's the positive explanation to pray for. We have alerts everywhere and believe he'll come home when the weather cools.

Stress affecting your state has been among my prayers, that your people and animals, homes and belongings are safe. It seems you didn't lose power but I you were thought of, in message #8 of my group post. Those well-off will be helping those with damage. Yours sincerely, Carolyn. https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


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Bonnie Shores TL wrote: ""

LOVE IT, TL! :D I'm stealing a few minutes to try to catch up here. We have a guest from Italy and have had stuff going on every day. It's fun but you know how it is when you have company... your normal routine is non-existent. Hope all's whale with you. ;)


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Bonnie Shores I saw on your profile that Laini Taylor is one of your favourite authors, she is one of my faves too! I haven't read Strange the Dreamer yet because I'm saving it for the "perfect" moment. But I'm pretty sure that I'm going to love it once I read it ^^"

You won't be disappointed, Sonja. Somebody said that it's a story about a story-teller told to us by a story-teller. That's a weird sentence, but I think it explains it perfectly. Happy reading to you!


Sonja ✧ Badass Wanderer ✧ Bonnie wrote: "That's a difficult question to answer... "life-changing" is a high bar. That being said, two books come to mind for wholly different reasons. (1) The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne. This is a book about taking your beliefs and actually living them out, and it made me rethink my Christian life. (2) The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. It wasn't the content that changed my life, rather it was these books that ignited a desire to write my own book. And I did."

Hi Bonnie,

Thanks for the add! The Twilight Saga changed my life as well: it reignited my love for reading. I started reading YA because of Twilight, so even though I now dislike the Twilight Saga I'm happy that I rediscovered my love for reading because of it.

I saw on your profile that Laini Taylor is one of your favourite authors, she is one of my faves too! I haven't read Strange the Dreamer yet because I'm saving it for the "perfect" moment. But I'm pretty sure that I'm going to love it once I read it ^^

Happy reading!


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Bonnie Shores Nazanin wrote: "Hi there, Bonnie! Thanks for the friend-vite! See you around GR! <33

P.S And about that quote, I know right!?! I can still remember that story and that character! The story was great!"


See you around GR, Nazanin! And thanks for accepting. 🙂


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Nazanin Hi there, Bonnie! Thanks for the friend-vite! See you around GR! <33

P.S And about that quote, I know right!?! I can still remember that story and that character! The story was great!


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Bonnie Shores Sandra wrote: "Hi Bonnie,
Thanks for the friend-invite! :)"

Thanks for accepting, Sandra! I'm enjoying your reviews. 😊


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Sandra Hi Bonnie,
Thanks for the friend-invite! :)


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Bonnie Shores Rachael (RedRchlReads) wrote: "Thanks for the request and the recommendations! I just grabbed a copy of Strange the Dreamer and am really excited to check it out. I haven't read any of Laini Taylor's books yet!"

You're welcome, Rachael. And thanks for accepting. I can't imagine you won't love anything by Laini Taylor. IMHO, she's the best. Happy reading! :)


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Bonnie Shores Puck wrote: "Hi Bonnie, thank you for the friend-request! "The Strangler Vine" sounds amazing; just the right mix of historical-fiction mystery that I love :)

I look forward on discussing books with you!"


Thanks for accepting, Puck. I'm always up for a good discussion. :)


Rachael (RedRchlReads) Thanks for the request and the recommendations! I just grabbed a copy of Strange the Dreamer and am really excited to check it out. I haven't read any of Laini Taylor's books yet!


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Puck Hi Bonnie, thank you for the friend-request! "The Strangler Vine" sounds amazing; just the right mix of historical-fiction mystery that I love :)

I look forward on discussing books with you!


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Bonnie Shores Emily wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite Bonnie. There are so many beautiful quotes in Strange the Dreamer, but that is one of my favourites so far. :)"
Thanks for accepting, Emily. :) I look forward to your review once you finish. If you're like me, it will go by all too quickly.


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Emily Thanks for the friend invite Bonnie. There are so many beautiful quotes in Strange the Dreamer, but that is one of my favourites so far. :)


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Bonnie Shores C. wrote: "Heart to heart, animal love to animal love: happy Easter, Bonnie!"
Thank you, Carolyn. That was the nicest Easter message I received. I hope the day brought you lots of love and happiness. Happy Easter!


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C. Heart to heart, animal love to animal love: happy Easter, Bonnie!


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Bonnie Shores C. wrote: "Talking about his picture or him.... it means that time has no control over the fact that I love him and he was here. You & I can still tell people about Dall and Love. The only thing we can contro..."
You are so right, Carolyn. Thank you for sharing your heart.


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C. Talking about his picture or him.... it means that time has no control over the fact that I love him and he was here. You & I can still tell people about Dall and Love. The only thing we can control about short years, amounting to nothing compared to our love and how wonderful our animals are. Thank you, Bonnie!


Bonnie Shores C. wrote: "Ah, you are an authoress as well as an animal-lover, Bonnie! No wonder you wrote the best friend request I have ever had: citing my care with updates and especially, the picture of my vibrant, stro..."
Carolyn,

I'm so sorry to hear of Love's passing. I lost my beloved Dalmation, Dali, several years ago and thinking of her still brings tears to my eyes. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France

I look forward to many more awesome updates! Happy reading! :)


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C. Ah, you are an authoress as well as an animal-lover, Bonnie! No wonder you wrote the best friend request I have ever had: citing my care with updates and especially, the picture of my vibrant, strong cat Love. Most traumatic experience of my life that he suddenly died seemingly from heart failure at only age 4, two years ago. The rest of our cat family is with me physically; more sturdy sons as well as strong daughters! :) Happy to meet you, Carolyn in Manitoba.


Bonnie Shores Yodamom wrote: "Hi, Thank you for the friend invitation"
Thanks for accepting. I love the idea of your 10% win or bin time frame. I wish I could do that. Too many times I've finished a book in the hopes of it getting better.


Bonnie Shores Brandi wrote: "Thanks for adding me!
I think if I could go anywhere, it'd be to the Alps. :)"

That would be amazing, too!


Bonnie Shores Orient wrote: "Thank you for the friendvite :)"
Thanks for accepting, Orient. Love your updates and gifs. :)


Yodamom Hi, Thank you for the friend invitation


Orient Thank you for the friendvite :)


Brandi Thanks for adding me!
I think if I could go anywhere, it'd be to the Alps. :)


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