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One Of Us Is Lying
One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
On Thursday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule. Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess. Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing. Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher. And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High's notorious gossip app. Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon's dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn't an accident. On Thursday, he died. But on Friday, he'd planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they just the perfect patsies for a killer who's still on the loose? Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.
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Beccacraft
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This book is a thriller about a group of high schoolers who witness a death of a classmate and become potential suspects- all with a secret to hide. I loved that it was written through alternating perspectives, and it kept me guessing for a large part of the book. Not a realistic ending to me, but thoroughly entertaining throughout.

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Wildly_Bookish
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I really enjoyed this book! Can't wait to read the next one!

hermyknee I liked both of them and flew through them! 2d
Wildly_Bookish Oh did you get an ARC of One of Us Is Next? 2d
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Wildly_Bookish
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Starting this tonight for my #everythingbutselfhelp #bookclub. Sounds interesting!

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Megokline
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Reading_in_the_meadow
One Of Us Is Lying | Karen McManus
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I really enjoyed all the books I read in October. The tagged book is for book club and I finished it in 2 days.

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britt_reads
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This was an enjoyable YA mystery. Pretty Little Liars meets The Breakfast Club is an accurate description. Although I predicted the twist ahead of time, I still had fun listening to this.

+11 points #teamslaughter theme for #scarathlon
My #24b4Monday progress isn‘t too bad, but I‘m going to take a little break before diving back in later tonight.

Clwojick WOOHOO! Crushing it, Girl! 3w
Andrew65 A great time. 😊👍👏👏👏 3w
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candc320
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This was a quick, entertaining listen. Nothing groundbreaking or particularly shocking but I will say I didn‘t totally guess the ending. I‘ll definitely give this author another try. 🌟🌟🌟 1/2.

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mommas.got.books
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One of Us is Lying gets a 4.5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 from me! The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars. It kept me turning pages and I loved the 4 main characters and their developing relationships! I can‘t wait to read the sequel that comes out in January.

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4thhouseontheleft
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Finished this 🎧 book while working on our Haunted House LEGO set this morning! #HelloKitty thinks 👻 is one of her toys. 😹 #catsoflitsy

This is supposed to be suspense, but I guessed the twist from the first chapter. Despite that, it was still a very enjoyable read! It‘s very binge worthy with a fast-moving plot and is excellently written.

#screamathon

Clwojick Hello HelloKitty! 😍 3w
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Arvena
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Stunning plot twists, suspense &suspicion, insecurities of high school, gossips - quick and thrilling read. Couldn't guess until the end.

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4thhouseontheleft
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After another really busy morning, and a long mid-day nap to make up for the lack of sleep last night, I took the rest of the day as a mental health day. I spent a few hours listening to this suspenseful YA while working on our Haunted House LEGO set! Not really horror, but it was next up on my #screamathon audiobook stack, which leans heavily toward suspense instead of screams and gore. 😃 ⬇️⬇️

4thhouseontheleft It‘s great on audio, and I look forward to seeing if my hunch from the first chapter is correct. 4w
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SiriGuruDevSingh
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Shemac77
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Loved this way more than I thought I would. Super enjoyable YA mystery.

kspenmoll Cutie cats!!!! 1mo
AmyG Kittens! ❤️ 1mo
JenReadsAlot Kittens!! 1mo
LiteraryinLititz How many cats are in this pile? 1mo
MeganAnn 😻😻😻 Adorable! 1mo
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Shemac77
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My local bookstore fosters kittens!!!

LiteraryinLititz No way! What a perfect combination! 1mo
JenReadsAlot 😻 1mo
Bren912 What a beautiful kitty!! 1mo
AmyG Omg ❤️ 1mo
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MellieAntoinette
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In the store, that title is cute. Having finished this book, that title is downright clever!

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Shemac77
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Reading in between calls.

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LiljaPleasant
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1ReVeluvY
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Young Adult Fiction, Fiction, Mystery
2019 09 03
2019 09 18
I came across this book at the library and thought it would be nice to read book nominees for the YRCA.
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved? (in the comments)

1ReVeluvY Only four of the five students in detention were able to walk out of that room. The rest become suspects as the infamous student, who was murdered, planned to expose his high profile classmates the next day. As they struggle from public attention, it brings them closer to understanding the real value of love, family, and friendship.
“Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.“
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1ReVeluvY The spoiler and how the problem was solved:
The “murder club“ which included the students that were alive later found out about Simon's plan-
Simon (the student who died) wanted to create a name for himself and actually do something original instead of a school shooting. He wanted to be talked about even after he died and that involved bringing down the other students. Yes, he wasn't in his right mind because he suffered from depression. Why?
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LaraS
One of Us Is Lying | Karen M. Mcmanus
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A fun mystery to listen to while #audiocrafting some new wood silhouettes for Hallowe‘en! 🎃 👻

(Instructions here: https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/giant-rat-outdoor-hallow...)

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ReVeluvY
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Young Adult Fiction, Fiction, Mystery
2019 09 03
2019 09 18
I came across this book at the library and thought it would be nice to read book nominees for the YRCA.
Write a brief summary of the novel; who was the protagonist; what was his/her problem and how was the problem resolved? (in the comments)

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
ReVeluvY Only four of the five students in detention were able to walk out of that room. The rest become suspects as the infamous student who was murdered planned to expose his high profile classmates the next day. As they struggle from public attention, it brings them closer to understand the real value of love, family, and friendship.
Spoiler*
“Murder club“ friends got together and with different perspectives combined- The killer is the killer himself.
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suzie.reads
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Great read with a really good twist at the end. Love an easy read in the evenings after work👍🏻
Thanks for the recommendation @hermyknee

emmaturi Great read! I ordered the next one too! 2mo
suzie.reads @emmaturi I look forward to the next one, picked up another one of hers today. 2mo
Bookworm1987 Cant wait for the next one. 2mo
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thebluestocking
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This was a fun, if flawed, YA thriller. Five kids in detention, and one ends up dead. While I didn‘t love the mystery, I liked seeing how the suspects reacted to the scrutiny, found out who their real friends were, and found solace in each other.

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emmaturi
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Well it didn't take long to read this, it was really good! #bookcover

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emmaturi
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1. The tagged book
2. Nothing major, reading and reading
3. Caramel
4. As a kid the recorder
5. Anyone who wants to join in

#FRIYAYINTRO @howjessreads

cleoh I just started the audiobook! How are you liking it so far? 2mo
emmaturi I have finished now and it was really good! @cleoh 2mo
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emmaturi
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This is my potential TBR for September. I will use my tbr jar that I got from Illumincrate, so I will see which one I will read first! Have you read any of these? #tbr #books

suzie.reads I just got one of us is lying from the library as it was recommended to me 🙂 2mo
Liatrek I read Children of Blood and Bone and really enjoyed it😊 2mo
emmaturi I am enjoying One of us is lying, but feel the need to move away for a bit from YA. @suzie.reads 2mo
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suzie.reads @emmaturi I hardly read any YA but like to read recommended books and give my review 🙂 2mo
emmaturi Oh good, I will see when I read it in September! @Liatrek 2mo
Crazeedi Lost Girls was good! 2mo
emmaturi Yes, looking forward to that one! @Crazeedi 2mo
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CactiCake
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I did have an idea of what the reveal was but couldn't put all the clues together until the end. Overall, I did enjoy reading this book and thought it touched on a lot of different subjects.

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BookofWords
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Started off strong, five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive. The brain, the beauty, the criminal, and the outcast almost like the Breakfast Club with murder...and less witty. But still interesting with a hint of YA romance.

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CoffeeNBooks
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I forgot to post this yesterday, but this was the book I read the first chapter of for First Chapter Monday in all of my English classes yesterday. It was a huge hit, and was checked out from my classroom library immediately! #firstchaptermonday #teachersoflitsy #englishteacher #classroomlibrary

Lovesbooks87 Can't wait for the sequel to come out next year! 3mo
LiteraryinLititz First Chapter Monday is a great idea! 3mo
Mdargusch This is such a great book! 3mo
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Macker11 Love that idea! 3mo
CoffeeNBooks @Lovesbooks87 I didn't realize there was a sequel coming out! That's awesome! 3mo
Lovesbooks87 @CoffeeNBooks yep in January. It is called One of Us is Next! 3mo
Shakespearience Oh hey I am doing First Chapter Fridays! I need to figure out what my read will be for Friday. 3mo
BennettBookworm I love this idea! 3mo
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Jesstifies
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I really wanted to love this book but found it a bit predictable, and when it‘s a who-dunnit that‘s always a bit of a let down.

Megabooks I did too. 3mo
Jesstifies Yeah, I kept holding out hope that my suspicions would be subverted :/ still enjoyed the process, but was hoping for a “whoa dang” at the end! 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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I haven‘t read the tagged book - it‘s on the TBR list. But I‘m guessing that the one that‘s lying would be a #LoathsomeLiar

#AugustABC @Eggs

Cinfhen I liked this book more than I expected to!! (edited) 3mo
MartinaLove I really liked this book. 3mo
Eggs We chose the same book! 3mo
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TheEllieMo @Eggs great minds think alike!! 😉 3mo
TheEllieMo @MartinaLove @Cinfhen that bodes well, it looks interesting and has been on my TBR pile for a while, I may have to bump it up 3mo
Cinfhen Read it!!! It‘s a one sitting type of story. It reminded me of The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars/ Gossip Girl. Fun read 3mo
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Eggs
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Reader93 How are you liking it? I've had it on my TBR but was unsure 3mo
Eggs I loved it and it‘s sequel @Reader93 3mo
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i-am-papercrane
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A little late, but my #monthlyreport for #july is up! I think I read more last month than I‘ve read in the past two years working at camp. 👀 Summer‘s nearly over, though, so let‘s see what August brings!

#bookly #summerreads #camplifeisthebestlife

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AdaChivers
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Quick read, has some issues but it was really fun to read.

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Schlinkles
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Had a definite 13 Reasons Why feel. I‘m going down and I‘m taking a bunch of people with me. It‘s nice to have instant sequel gratification in the form of an ARC. The #readathon continues...

jmtrivera Jealous! I'm super excited for that sequel. I really liked the first one! 3mo
Lovesbooks87 Super jealous! I can't wait for the sequel! Have it preordered! 3mo
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Schlinkles
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Maxwell approved #readathon selection

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i-am-papercrane
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1. 🙄
2. Face
3. Usually mozzarella sticks 😋
4. Going to an archery competition!
5. Mmmm...two or three? English, Spanish... I guess just two.

#friyayintro #archery #food #language #nickname

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i-am-papercrane
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Wow, okay. So. I really really liked this one! It had me second-guessing everyone at one point or another, and my list of suspects didn‘t include the actual killed until 3/4ths of the way through the book! The clues were all there, but I didn‘t connect them. What a read! I‘d recommend to anyone who likes true crime and YA (although there‘s quite a bit of swearing, so on the older end of the YA spectrum).
#summerreads

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i-am-papercrane
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Starting this one today! I‘ve heard good things so... 🤞🏼😬🤞🏼

#summerreads #camplifeisthebestlife #tbr #newbook

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BookFreakOut
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Kicking off #24in48 with the audiobook of the tagged title and starting to work on a big family photo project for my mom. Please enjoy this picture of Baby Me with Clifford. #readathon

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klbwriting
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I had 4 theories and 1 of them was right. This book was a good thriller and i read it in one day. 100% worth it, all the characters were believable and flawed in good ways. The secrets were a bit obvious but that was not a bad thing.

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klbwriting
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This book just called Buffy the Vampire Slayer a 'retro vampire show' and suddenly I'm 100 years old

😒😒😒😒

LibrarianRyan Yep. Its been 20 years since Buffy. Scary isn't it. 4mo
klbwriting @LibrarianRyan I didnt even watch it when it was on but I was the target age for it and now I'm suddenly applying to AARP 4mo
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Alyrenea
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I was explaining this book to my husband and he said "wow they should make a movie about it."
I really enjoyed this book! 5 stars! #oneofusislying #karenmcmanus

SarahHarts_books This was a great book! Did you read her other one yet? I really enjoyed that one too. 😊 4mo
Alyrenea @SarahHarts_books no I havent but it will definitely be added to my list of books to read! 4mo
SarahHarts_books If you liked One of Us is Lying I think you'll enjoy it! 😃 4mo
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iamtoddseal
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I keep hearing this compared to Breakfast Club and I get it, but it‘s not quite that easy. This is a murder mystery that gets you caught up in those stereotypes and how they sometimes define someone more than their actual actions. Whether you figure out who did it or not, this should be a fun ride that has you rooting for all the reasons you didn‘t think you would at the outset. All that AND McManus manages to figure out how to have a cute ending.

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iamtoddseal
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“You find out who your real friends are when stuff like this happens. Turns out I didn‘t have any, but I‘m glad Cooper does.”

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iamtoddseal
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“We‘re part of the news cycle now, though, so things won‘t stay quiet for long.”

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Sresendez12
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It‘s been a while since I‘ve devoured a book like a did this one. The author timed bringing out more secrets at the right time to keep me hooked. I honestly didn‘t catch on to who it was until the end. Such a great book! Looking forward to the sequel! #booked2019 #socialmediafocus

Cinfhen Sequel??? Really!!??? Yay!!!! 4mo
Sresendez12 @Cinfhen I know! I was excited about it before I even finished the first one! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great review! 4mo
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Sresendez12
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Reading a few pages while drinking coffee with hopes that I will wake up enough to get through the work day. I stand by that the holiday should be July 5th instead of 4th, so you can sleep in after staying up for fireworks.

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FantasyChick
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The original #basketcase
The Breakfast Club is one of my go-to movies and Allison is just the best character! If you like this movie, pick up One Of Us Is Lying! Less angsty and more YA Breakfast Club whodunnit and the sequel comes out next year!!

#lilithjuly @Cinfhen @KarenUK

Leftcoastzen Great choice! 4mo
KarenUK I posted about Ally too! And this book was lots of fun 👍💕 4mo
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SheilaChew
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This book ticked all the boxes for me - interesting characters, secrets, mystery, and a little teenage romance. I did figure out part of it in the middle, but not the whole thing until the very end. Nicely done! (Finished reading this afternoon while my dog took a nap. I‘m happy to be back at home!)

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SheilaChew
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I was in Seattle this weekend! I flew home today (to Southern California) and started this book on the plane. Hooked already! I‘ll read while I do all the vacation laundry tomorrow 🤓

Cathythoughts This one sounds good ( #99ponkindle @TrishB .... where will it all end 😬, this is my 4th kindle book in 24 hours 4mo
TrishB @Cathythoughts this is a good one👍🏻 I‘ve actually read this! You‘re breaking records 😁😁 4mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts Don‘t feel too badly - I‘ve bought 13 since Sunday. 😬 4mo
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Cathythoughts @MicheleinPhilly oh stop ! What are we all like 😂 we are having a laugh anyway AND reading some good books 👍🏻 & my partner in bookcrime @TrishB is no help at all ... 4mo
Cathythoughts Thankyou for posting this one - it‘s on sale here too. And sounds really good 👍🏻 4mo
SheilaChew 🤓😁💕 happy to facilitate over-buying books! I love summer for reading! 4mo
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