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The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
" Kate wrote: "On my Kindle...up next. Thanks."

It's a must read. It was hard to put down so I read it quickly but there is so much in the book.
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The Sun Does Shine by Anthony Ray Hinton
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Wow! This is a book everyone needs to read. Anthony Ray Hinton was convicted of two murders which he did not do and sentenced to Death Row in Alabama. He tells of his fight to clear his name and regain his freedom as well as the men he met on Death R ...more
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Beartown by Fredrik Backman
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Wow! What a read! Nothing like I expected. I was expecting something like A Man Called Ove or Britt-Marie Was Here but Beartown is the opposite of them. Told through multiple eyes with a narrator putting his comments in throughout the book, it is a v ...more
Sheila made a comment in the group Paging All Bookworms!Sheila's 2019 pages topic
" Here goes for January:

1. Simon VS the Homo Sapiens Agenda--Becky Albertalli--303 pages
2. No Summit Out of Sight--Jordan Romero and Linda LeBlanc--355
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No Summit out of Sight by Jordan Romero
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This tells the story of Jordan Romero who started climbing the Seven Summits plus one when he was 10. He finished when he was 15 setting records on several of the Summits.

I liked his perseverance. He set his goal of climbing all the Summits and made
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Sheila made a comment in the group READ 100+ BOOKS A YEARJanuary 2019 Challenge topic
" So here is my January list:

3/9, 4 books


1. Read a book whose author's surname begins with an S.
2. Read a book with the word NEW in the title.
3. Read a
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Sheila made a comment in the group Paging All Bookworms!PAGES COUNTED - December 2018 topic
" 1. Ceremony--Leslie Marmon Silko--244 pages
2. Granny Goes Hollywood--Harper Lin--157 pages
3. The Chameleon Wore Chartruese--Bruce Hale--97 pages
4. The
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
by Becky Albertalli (Goodreads Author)
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Simon is outed while trying to deal with his best friends' problems, his parents, and his youngest sister.

I liked Simon. His family was weird but likable. The story captured the angst of the teen years. Best friends are not easy to tell especially w
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Sheila wants to read 125 books in the 2019 Reading Challenge
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She has read 4 books toward her goal of 125 books.
 
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Sheila made a comment in the group Paging All Bookworms!January 2019 Mini Challenge topic
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1. New to you Author - Read a book by a new-to-you author--No Summit Out of Sight by Jordan Romero and Linda LeBlanc--finished 1/8/19 [image]

2. R
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“People who don't think the rules apply to them, Kit was beginning to learn, are surprised and offended when others don't recognize and honor their exemption.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library
tags: rules

“I don't think she's being mysterious on purpose. It's like she can't help it. She's not shy--she'll talk to anyone--and she's not exactly distant, but even so, she's unreachable, as if there's an invisible fence around her, or a force field the repels whatever gets too close.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“If you know haw a book is going to end, would you read it in the first place?" Kit asked herself later, as she stood in the bathroom, an electric toothbrush winding its way around her mouth. "Do you stop reading a book because you don't want to watch the characters you like turn out to be unlikable, or the ones with which you identify denied the happy ending you believe they deserve?”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“...I love my wife, but we have grown apart. I had my career, she had her job--'"
"Wait," Rusty interrupted, "He said that?"
"Oh, yes," Kit said. "And no one seemed to think anything of it, except for me. It was like hearing for the first time what he really though of me and what I'd chosen to do with my life. I realized no one thinks being a librarian is as awesome as being a neurosurgeon, but I always thought I was doing something valuable, putting books in the hands of readers. Books can save lives, too. I really believe that." And then more to herself than to Rusty: "Like mine.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

“We understood that Genesis wasn't the first story but, rather, that the creation of Genesis was. I'd go into the classroom prepared to discuss whatever book or poem or passage was on that day's agenda, and sometimes, against all odds, those discussions were spirited and engaging, and they told me everything I needed to know about my future as a teacher: I had none. It was books I was drawn to--the smell of them, the feel of them, the way they invaded and captured me--not talking about books. I enrolled in library school and got a part-time job as a used-book store, taking orders over the phone.”
Sue Halpern, Summer Hours at the Robbers Library

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